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By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.stitt@newissnn.coin
SEBRING Records exist
only to be broken.
"Records are falling,"
BikeSebring 12-24 Hours
race director Mark Andrews
said Sunday morning, 25
hours after 188 riders
embarked on 12- and 24-hour
races at Sebring International
Raceway.
Among the record breakers
were Sebring resident
Matthew Schult, who was
sponsored by Aflac, and
Keane West of Lake Placid,
who was sponsored by Cora
Rehab, Dr. Richard Campbell
and Noon Rotary Club of
Lake Placid.
West, paralyzed from the
waist down due to severing
his spinal cord at his T-10


vertebrae, conquered new ter-
ritory Saturday and Sunday,
handcycling his way through
his first 24-hour race.
He pedaled 322.4 miles in
22 hours, 41 minutes.
Schult, 21, also was a first-
time competitor, racing in the
12-hour event and setting a
course record for his age
group with 206.3 miles in 11
hours, 28 minutes and 24 sec-
onds.
They started together at
6:30 a.m. Saturday. Schult's
race ended at 6:30 p.m. and
West's at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
"If it wasn't for me riding
with the Highlands Pedalers
group, my. speed wouldn't be
what it is now," West said
Monday, well rested but still
See WEST, page 7A


News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS
Shane White of White Fox Tattoos, slings some ink on potential world record-
setting hand cyclist Keane West, who commemorated his 322.4 mile, 24-hour
ride (top photd) with a cycling tattoo topped with his motto, 'Never give up.'
White was with West when West fell while trimming a tree, crashing through
an aluminum carport and severing his spine, leaving him a paraplegic.


'When he's



dead, I might


have a drink'

Local Cubans don't think

much will change after

Fidel Castro's resignation

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY

SEBRING When Fidel Castro
resigned as president of Cuba Tuesday he
retired as the longest serving, non-royal
head of state in recorded history. He was
head of state so long two generations now
remember nothing except his rule.
He, his younger brother Raul, and their
fellow revolutionaries overturned the dic-
tatorship of Fulgencio Batista, a cruel and
corrupt dictator, replacing his faltering
government with their own authoritarian
rule in 1959
SWhile popular at first, the coup quickly
raised protests as Castro proclaimed Cuba
a communist nation, nationalizing busi-
ness and suppressing free speech.
For 50 years, tens of thousands of
Cubans fled the land of their birth, running
first from political prosecution, later to
economic opportunity.
Despite the end of Fidel Castro's rule,
however, the response from those who fled
here from there has been muted at best.
Kathleen Border, whose parents were
born and raised in Cuba, her father a diplo-
mat, reflected most people's mixed feel-
ings while happy to see the passing of
the rule of a man considered a tyrant, she
sees little hope for early, or major changes.
"I'm afraid that even though (Fidel)
Castro has stepped down, his brother
(Raul). having the power he has, will stay
on the same path," she, said. "I just don't
know, if it is going to make a difference.
"It's very sad. Cuba, in its heyday was a
beautiful place. Now people are starving
and landmark buildings are crumbling."
Carlos Falla Jr.. whose son Carlos Falla
See CASTRO, page 7A


Seattle's Ragsdale rides to course record of 502.9 miles


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING So, what does a
record-shattering ultracyclist do
after riding 502.9 miles in 24
hours during the endurance bicy-
cle race at Sebring International
Raceway?
If he's Chris Ragsdale, he flies
home to his family in Seattle and
spends the next day with his 7-
month-old son, Caden.
"I'm trying to find that perfect
balance," Ragsdale said Monday,
having returned from a bike-and-
trailer ride to the playground.
Having' put Caden down for a
nap, Ragsdale discussed his foray


BY THE NUMBERS
24 Hour competitors: 108
12 Hour competitors: 80
Local participants: 4
Race Across America qualifiers: 14
Course records broken: 20
Course records broken by locals: 2
World records broken: 1 (pending
Guinness confirmation)
Percentage of local competitors who
made the podium: 100 percent


into ultracycling and being
inspired by dedicated ultra-
endurance friends who are able to


LOCAL COMPETITORS
m Keane West, 322.4 miles, first place
in division, course record for division,
possible world record.
m Matthew Schult, 206.3 miles, first
place age group, course record for
age group.
* Leonard Wright, 153.9 miles, third
place age group.
* Kevin J. Shutt, 206.3 miles,first
place age group.


"do life too."
In a sport generally dominated
by those in their 40s and beyond,


Ragsdale is relatively young at 30.
"I think I'm still kind of a new
guy," he said, explaining he took
up cycling in 2002 inspired by
Sept. 11 .
To put his accomplishment into
perspective, riding 502.9 miles in
24 hours is a 20.95 mph average.
At the Rotary-sponsored
BikeSebring 12-24 Hours, that
meant a new course record.
For Ragsdale, it meant he best-
ed his previous personal best of
502.6 miles, which he did in June
2007 at the National 24 Hour
Challenge in Michigan.
See RECORD, page 7A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Nilda and Orlando Cuevas discuss the
transition of power from Fidel Castro to
his brother Raul on Tuesday at their
Latin America Cafeteria in Sebring. As
far as they're concerned, either Castro
is bad news for their homeland.
Oi'lando Cuevas indicated his sentiment
with one of the restaurant's butcher
knives.


Maxcy challenges county commission to restore trust, accountability


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shitt@newssun.comn
SEBRING County
Commissioner C. Guy Maxcy,
in outlining three areas, of
concern for the county in a
letter to fellow board mem-
bers, called for a future of
trust and accountability.
His letter outlines the
issues as he sees them --
"potential revenue .cuts like
we've never experienced


before," "...a seed of mistrust
is firmly planted throughout
our organization," and "some,.
if not a lot, of our citizens
including the business coin-
munity are teetering on' the
brink of financial failure."
Maxcy delivered the letter
Friday to Commissioners
Andrew Jackson, Barbara
Stewart, Don Bates and
Chairman Edgar Stokes but
they reportedly didn't discuss


it until the end of
Tuesday's meeting.
The letter sparked r
discussion about the
creation of four new
directorships, two of
which have already
been filled Assistant Ma
County Administrator
Rick Helms continues in his
new role as administrative
services director and June
Fisher was confirmed


Tuesday as community
services director.
The board was split
2-2 on whether to halt
the hiring of the final
S .". two directorsfor pub-
lic safety and public
:cy works.
Solid Waste
Management Director Ken
Wheeler and County Engineer
Ramon Gavarrete are the
finalists for the latter position.


Maxcy, who read his letter
during the meeting, suggested
a hiring freeze on the direc-
tors but ended up, being the
swing "vote" in the majority
consensus to move forward
with filling the newly created
vacancies.
"I want to be a uniter not a
divider," Maxcy said, causing
some people in the audience
to chuckle in disbelief at his
choice of words. "I don't want


to cause any problems. I'm
just going to blow the finan-
cial whistle. I'm worried
about the future. I want to
proceed cautiously, I guess."
Jackson was worried about
the appearance of "waffling"
by the board, discussing for
the third time whether to pro-
ceed or step back.
"We've made this decision
See MAXCY, page 7A


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Man jailed


for sex


with teen

Officials believe

more victims will

come forward
By TREY CHRISTY
trev.chrisotv@,ewssun.comn
SEBRING A man was
arrested Friday for alleged
sexual activity he had with a
14-year-old girl dating back
four years.
An unidentified witness
contacted the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office after
the victim, now 18, told her
that she had been involved in
the relationship.
William Monies, 48, start-
ed the alleged sexual conduct,
which included sexual inter-
course, with
the victim and
it continued
through the
years.
"The victim
ic was preyed on
for four years
Monies by the suspect
and during
that time there were multiple
encounters," said Highlands
County Sheriff's Office Lt.
John Chess of the Special
Victims Unit. "Future charges
will follow."
Monies has only been
charged with one count of
sexual assault, but officials
have said based on the extent
and duration of the illegal
sexual activity, they are con-
fident additional charges will
be filed after further investi-
gation.
A search warrant was exe-
cuted at Monies house, with
positive results.
"We found items we were
looking for," Chess said.
He would not elaborate on
what his department was
searching for or what they
found.
According to Chess, it is
possible Monies had this type
of conduct with more than
one girl.
"We believe the suspect
was targeting children
between the age of 13 and
17," Chess said.
Anyone with information
dealing with the case is urged
to contact Detective Robert
Neale of the SVU at 402-
7357.
Monies is being held in the
Highlands County Jail on
$500,000 bond.


Sebring mom


charged with


child abuse
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@ newssun .com
SEBRING A mother
was charged with child abuse
after her 3-month-old baby
was transported to the emer-
gency room with bruises all
over her body.
Lea Stone, 20, of Sebring,
was charged with felony child-
abuse.
According to an arrest
report by Melanie Kelly of
the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, the infant's
many bruises

ent stages of
healing.
It was also
thought the
infant may
Stone have fractured
ribs.
The infant should make a


full recovery, said Lt. John
Chess of the Special Victims
Unit.
Very little information is
being released on the case at
this point.
Stone was on record saying
she grabs the baby too hard,
Kelly said.
According to Kelly, she
admitted "I bounce her to
make her stop crying and
maybe I hold her too tight."
Stone remained in the
Highlands County Jail, held
without hond.


Parkway and Scenic Highway to get light today


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Scott Kreulen (left) and Carman Davis, with the county's department of traffic opera-
tions, mount a new signal light on its pole Friday at the intersection of Scbring Parkway
and Scenic Highway. The light will be activated today at 6:30 p.m. If you have any ques-
tions or concerns, please call 402-6877. For further information, you may contact the
Highlands County Engineering Department at 402-6877.


County Commission confirms Fisher


as new community services director


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.slhuitt@newssun.com "
SEBRING June Fisher
was confirmed as the first
director of the community
services division Tuesday.
The board voted unani-
mously to approve Fisher, a
Sebring resident who'for the
past year and a half has been
Citrus County's administrator.
Her decision to come here
is a step down in rank and
salary for Fisher, ,who was a
Highlands County planner
about 12 years ago.
Though she moved on to
various other government and
private-sector jobs, she main-
tained a residence here.
While the vote was
uneventful regarding Fisher,
Commissioner Barbara
Stewart raised a question con-
cerning Fisher's subordinate
Mary Foy, acting director of
human services even though
the position of human servic-
es director was eliminated


with Kevin Roberts' retire-
* ment.
"Shouldn't we confirm her
before we start giving her
orders?" Chairman Edgar
Stokes asked, as Stewart con-
veyed the board's apparent
desire to defray the cost of
new management by eliminat-
ing certain
positions.
"This is just
W the beginning
",-n' of the reor-
ga n i zatio n
discussion,"
0 i Commissioner
Don Bates
said, reminding the board that
additional up-front expenses
were anticipated with the hir-
ing of Fisher and the other
directors.
Stokes welcomed Fisher
aboard.
Citrus County commission-
ers accepted Fisher's resigna-
tion effectively immediately
during a land-use meeting at 4


p.m. Tuesday.
Though they didn't com-
ment publicly during their
meeting, they visited with
Citrus County Chronicle
reporter Mike Wright during a
break.
"I think she's a fine admin-
istrator," Citrus's
Chairwoman Joyce Valentino
told the Chronicle.
Commissioner Gary Bartell
indicated it was time for his
county to move on.
"She made her choice when
she turned her application
(with Highlands County) in,"
Bartell said. "Her allegiance
to this county became nil."
In other business, the board
listened to a presentation
about the status of the Law
Enforcement Facility that is
expected to be built at the
county's George Boulevard
facility:
The board appointed the
See FISHER, page 7A


Sidewalk Sales return Saturday


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce and the
Downtown Council announce
the return of the annual
Sebring Sidewalk Sales, for-
merly referred to as the
Downtown Garage Sale.
The sale will take place
along the streets of
Downtown Sebring from 7
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. If
interested in participating in
the sale, pick up an applica-


tion at Horace Williams
Office Supply on West Center
Street. Fees are $15 per space,
and $30 per space' for food
vendors.
Deadline is Friday.
Additionally., downtown
stores that are closing will be
liquidating their merchandise
on the sidewalk during the
sale.
. Call the Sebring Chamber
of Commerce for more infor-
mation: 385-8448.


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AARP offers free tax


return preparation to


all, regardless of age


Help available in
Avon Park, Lake
Placid and Sebring

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING For more
than 20 years the American
Association of Retired People
has offered a free tax return
service for individuals and
families with low or moderate
incomes.
While special consideration
is given for those over 60
years of age, younger tax fil-
ers are welcome as well. One
does not have to be a member
of AARP.
This- year again volunteers
are at three sites, one in each
municipality, ready to help.
Marsha Kissane, Highlands
County coordinator of the
program, wants people to
know volunteers will be
available until April 15.
Kissane said the volunteers
all have to pass a test and be
certified by the Internal
Revenue Service every year.
Sam Kline, who volunteers
in Avon Park, explained that
AARP insists its volunteers
be up-to-date with tax law
changes and understand the
process so they are not just
filling in forms.
Both Kissane and Kline
warn those who are used to
filing paper and pen tax
returns that the IRS now
prefers electronic filing. That
is why the AARP sites operate
almost exclusively on com-
puters, submitting returns at
the end of every day.
Filers do get a hard copy of
their completed return.
Kissane said the benefits of
electronic filing are the ease
of completing the return, the
additional safety, and the
speed with which money
owed the filer arrives typi-
cally in 10 days to two weeks
with direct bank deposit.
The service is on a first
come basis: no appointments
are made.
But each site is in a church
where seating and tables are
available.
Be prepared to be patient,
Kissane said. Each site has at
least six or seven volunteers
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should plan on some waiting.
Bring a magazine or a book
for while you wait.
In terms of what is consid-
ered low or moderate income,
there are no hard and fast cut-
off points. The general rule of
thumb is based more on the
simplicity of the return.
For example, the volun-
teers do not tackle complicat-
ed situations, or those involv-
ing rental properties, royal-
ties, limited partners, day
traders, farming, or business.
Should a couple on Social
Security, however, sell off
some stock, that can be han-
dled.
Kissane urges people to
double check to make sure
they bring all the paperwork
needed, such as:
A photo ID, for example
especially for each
dependent listed on the
return.
All official forms, like
W-2s, 1099s, and Social
Security statements and a
copy of last year's return.

AARP sites
In Avon Park The First
Baptist Church, 100 N. Lake
Ave., from noon to 4 p.m. on
Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. on Wednesday.
In Sebring The
Atonement Lutheran Church,
1178 Lakeview Drive, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and
Thursday.
In Lake Placid St.
Francis Episcopal Church, 43
Lake June Road, from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Tuesday and
Saturday.
The churches provide the
space for the program. They
are not a source of tax infor-
mation.
For more information go to
taxaide@aarp.org.


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Garage fire


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Firefighters from both West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department and Sun 'N Lake of
Sebring Volunteer Fire Department tear down a garage door Tuesday mid-morning in
order to gain access to a garage fire in a duplex at 3820 Sunbird Circle in Sebring. No
injuries resulted from the fire and the Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating the
cause.


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Serving Highlands County since 1927


ROMONA WASHINGTON
Executive Editor

DAN HOEHNE
Sports Editor


Highlands highlights


the arts and smarts

Have you thought about how much there is to do
around the county?'And how much of that is due to
the hard work of hundreds of volunteers. We would
like to thank those who work to enlighten, entertain
and bring diversity to us in Highlands County.
Here is a list of upcoming events starting with a
cascade of music.
John Tesch, the pianist, is coming to town, for
example; and Bobby Horton will be performing
"Songs and Stories of the Civil War" at SFCC; and
Lorna McGhee and Heidi Krutzen, classical musi-
cians playing the flute and harp respectively, have a
free concert coming up at the Lake Placid Memorial
Library.
Then there are the special events open to the public,
like the Beach Boppers coming into town for their
14th annual Dance Party at the Kenilworth Lodge; or
the Hairpin Spin benefit and buffet at Chateau Elan.
For those who enjoy theater the next several weeks
bring a range of choices. Tanglewood Actors Guild is
presenting a polished production of the taut court-
room thriller, "12 Angry Jurors," adapted from "12
Angry Men." The play is an intense, patriotic piece,
showing ordinary Americans at their best and worst,
with the best overcoming wrong.
Too meaty? Try the frothily, soaringly, delicious
concoction, "The Pirates of Penzance," being put
together over at the Highlands Little Theater. Too
British? Try "Little Women," the musical, at SFCC
- but be quick, Feb. 25 is the only performance.
Or how about a one-man show, also at SFCC, as Joe
Rogers, a former lieutenant governor of Colorado,
blends history and inspiration drawing from the
words and ideas of Martin Luther King Jr.
If the performing arts aren't for you, the Museum of'
Florida Art and Culture is currently showing photo-
graphs by nature photographer John Moran. Thursday
afternoon, Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC's curator, will
present a program highlighting Moran's work.
Or how about (again at SFCC) attending a presen-
tation by Roberit L. Knight, president of the Sunshine
State Archaeological Society, about the government's
isolated finds policy, and amateur contributions to
archaeology.
Of course, throughout the year for those who
could care less about art and think the clink of an alu-
minum bat on horsehide a sweeter sound than Bach's
- the SFCC and high school varsity teams often pro-
vide edge-of-your-seat exciting games, right now in
baseball and softball.
In short there is, actually, something for everyone
this season.
So be sure, heading into the 12 Hours of Sebring -
which is quickly becoming only one event among
many, instead of being Highlands' County's only
event to leave time for the soul satisfying necessi-
ties and have fun.
Highlands County may be rural, but it's not boring.
Kudos and bravo to Highlands County groups who
care enough to make our lives better.


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The hollow economy
Editor:
I see a certain paradox in
urging the public to more
spending as a solution to an
economic crisis caused by
American's borrowing and
spending beyond our needs
when the crisis is due to
imprudent loans and abuses of
credit.
Moreover, any government
stimulus package in the nature
of tax rebates to consumers is
in essence the spending of
money, which the government
will borrow on our behalf and
add to the national debt. We
are being told that we will
spend ourselves out of trouble
by borrowing still more
money ....
That we live in a consumer-
based culture is screamingly
apparent after decades of buy-
ing bigger and bigger homes
that we cannot afford, buying
newer and more expensive
cars when we could have got-
ten years of good service out
of the old ones, of wallowing
in a sea of credit card debt by
buying consumer goods
beyond our ability to pay and
in excess of our real needs.
When does the concept of fis-
cal prudence click in ...?
Credit checks have became
a matter of form, with usury
laws repealed just raise the
interest rates on marginal or
poor risks. It will average out
so the lenders never lose and
the borrowers won't really
care as long as they can spend
as much as they want. So
what if the unpaid balance
mounts up as long as the pay-
ments are low? Change the
bankruptcy laws so there is no
escape for the debtor.
Hey, remember the layaway
plans our parents used.
Making installment payments
until they could get the mer-
chandise, after it was paid for.
What an old-fashioned, square
idea.
Our appetites have always
exceeded our reach but not
too long ago, good judgment
dictated saving and making
choices to achieve an objec-


tive. Now choices have been
replaced by easy credit. ...
This cavalier attitude is not
restricted to the consumer.
Our government has been on
a "gins and butter" binge
since it resorted to privatizing
as a subterfuge for reducing
the size of government. ...
We have borrowed our way
into a fiscal crisis for both the
government and the citizen,
all in the service of some dis-
torted philosophy that growth
will solve all, that as! long as
the economy continues to
grow all will be OK in the
end. Now, in a supposed
effort to avoid a recession our
administration's solution is to
borrow yet more money and
promote more consumer
spending. Sometimes when
your in a hole, the logical
thing to do is to stop digging.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid

Truth often lies
in the middle
Editor:
This concerns a recent let-
ter titled "Who holds blame
for the economy?" The writer
cites a "report" released by
the "House Budget
Committee" in August 2007
as if it had merit. Said report
is not a scholarly work but
liberal propaganda issued by
the likes of Charles Schumar.
Democrat senator from New
York. Like most spin, facts
are distorted to support a
political position. I have
always made it a point to not
react strictly by emotion but
rather try to uncover the truth.
The truth seldom is exactly as
either side claims but rests
somewhere in the middle.
Job growth after President
Bush took office was stifled
by the 2000 to 2004 recession
inherited from the previous
administration. Disasters, i.e.,
the 9/11 terrorist attack and
hurricane Katrina also didn't
help however, once tax cuts
for working taxpayers took
effect, jobs increased at a rate
of 126,000 a month and con-
tinues to climb today.


Real income has also
increased since 2004 especial-
ly for those paying federal
income taxes. Keep in mind
50 percent of tax paying
Americans pay virtually all
(over 96 percent) of income
taxes collected by the IRS.
The other half of workers pay
virtually no taxes at all (3
percent).
For the period after 2004
income for the median family
has also risen but here is
where the numbers can be
twisted. Most Americans hold
to the American Dream of
improved status. Over time
they tend to leave the so
called median or typical class
as they move up. For the past
few years illegal immigrants
are taking their place.
Because some of which, are
the poorest of poor they tend
to blur the "typical family"
income numbers. So it all
depends what you want the
numbers to say.
Increases in indebtedness is
primarily caused by increases
in home mortgages either by
borrowing against or buying
new homes. The savings rate
has been poor for 25 years
because Americans tend to
just buy what they want now.
Regarding the aforemen-
tioned letter, let it be known
that I am a registered
Democrat. When President
Bill Clinton came on televi-
sion to tell us he was bomb-
ing Iraq because Saddam
Hussein had weapons of mass
destruction and pursuing
nuclear weapons, I did not
call him a liar when we
learned it was not true. The
whole world believed it so.
Accordingly, I won'tcall
President Bush a liar for
believing the same thing. In
my Dec. 19, 2007 letter Bill
Clinton was hnot blamed for
our country's balance of pay-
ment problems. My statement
that America lost the title of
world's greatest exporter
under his administration is a
fact.
George Moon
Lake Placid


Picking the worst of both worlds not one of my smarter moves


If dogs are man's best friends then
I think cars may be man's worst
friend. At least they seem to often be
my worst friend. And nothing makes
you feel more dumb than a car break-
ing down.
Well, I guess there are some things.
Like this morning when I got my
clothes out of the dryer while wear-
ing only my underwear and I quickly
tried to put on a pair of fresh pants,
but couldn't get them on only to
finally look down and realize after a
minute of hopping around on one leg
that I was attempting to put on a T-
shirt as pants.
That'll make you feel pretty dumb.
But thankfully no one caught me, so
no real harm done. Of course, I did
just write about it. Why did I do that?
Oh yeah, I remember, because my
mom always tells me it is funnier to
poke fun at myself than others. I am
not sure if that is true; I think slie just
doesn't want me to make fun of her.
But yeah, cars can be the devil.
Like this summer when my Ford
Windstar mini conversion van broke
down, not 6nce, but six times. First in
a parking garage, then at an intersec-
tion, then at a friend's house, then atI
the repair shop, again at the repair


shop and then again
at a friend's house.
That, of course, was
all in the span of
about a week and a
half.
I was living right ,
near D.C. at the time,
so I didn't think it
would be that big of a Dabl
problem. I could ride With
my bike, walk and
take the subway. Daniel
Well, I found out
that bike riding and walking to jobs
have some real downsides. First of
all, there is the time. You have to
schedule a lot of time to get some-
where. Second, there is the sweat fac-
tor. You seem to loose some of your
charm when you come into a job or
an interview dripping wet and
smelling like a basketball player who
just got run over by a bus. Most of
all, I like to leave people with a good
memory of me, but with those meth-
ods of travel I usually just left sweaty
butt-check marks on leather chairs for
people to remember me by.
Thirdly, you have to factor in acci-
dents. For instance, I was traveling
about 25 miles an hour on a highway


bling
Daniel
d Bedell


in heavy traffic and
the back wheel of my
bike just happened to
come off. The next
day, when I went to
take pictures at a
swanky University of
Maryland alumni
event, I looked like I
had been an extra in
the movie "Fight
Club." My hands and
face were skinned and


scabbed.
And because my face was all torn
up I couldn't shave, so I looked like
all I needed was a bandana and some
steroids to give Rambo a run for his
money.
Now I am up in the winter wonder-
land that is Michigan. And trust me, I
say that with the most cynical sar-
casm possible. It has been
sn'owing/melting/raining/freezing/sno
wing/melting/raining/freezing for the
last month and half and I am ready
to be dohg.:'4,:*" "
Of course, I realized I pretty much
made one of the dumbest life choices
ever by going to school in Michigan
in the winter and going home to
Florida in the summer. It's not often


that someone can pick the worst of
both worlds, but I did.
Now driving in the snow usually
isn't that bad. It is fun to pull boot-
legger turns that make girls scream
and clutch at their armrests. But this
whole freezing rain and sleet thing, in
the words of Bart Simspson, "Both
blows and sucks at the same time!"
The other day I went out to my car
and the door was frozen shut. I spent
about five minutes trying to pry the
door open with my key, which is
about like trying to open a bear trap
with a bobby pin. So 1 decided to pull
a little on the plastic raingaurd above
the window. The rain guard promptly
snapped off in my hands.
Fifteen minutes later ,as I sat in my
van with the heater cranked all the
way up and still blowing icy cold air
into my face, the raingaurd lying on
the ground beside me and my window
iced over with about a quarter inch of
ice, I realized not only, does me car
hate me, me hate me car.

Daniel Bedell is an Avon Park resident
currently in exile in Michigan attending
college.


Murphy's
Law
Lindsey Murphy


CLARISSA WILLIAMS
Publisher

SCOTT DRESSEL
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Embrace the

cloudy days, too

It certainly is one of those
things that I debate. The idea
that time is of the essence. I
realize that this is true, but
sometimes I cannot wait
until tomorrow. It is almost
as if I plan the today for
what tomorrow might bring..
Perhaps you know what I am
talking about. When you
repeat sayings like "I cannot
wait until..." or "I wish it
was the weekend already."
What I have been learning
over time is that you are able
to choose your attitude about
life. Some part of me used to
think that your circumstances
had to predict your mood. It
was almost as if you could
wear one of those silly mood
rings and change whenever
the situation did.
Yet, over time I have
found that this is just not
true. You are able to put on a
good attitude. Sure, you may
wake up on the wrong side
of the bed. Sure, you may
feel groggy and did not get
enough sleep. Yet, you are
still able to walk through life
with a good attitude.
There are certain people in
my life that I look up to and
admire. These are the type of
people that you look at and
say wow. There is a lady I
know who is sick, very sick.
There are times she cannot
walk and times I can tell by
her eyes that she is in a
tremendous amount of pain.
Yet, she constantly greets me
with a grin and "How are
you doing?" I know she
chooses her attitude for the
day. It is not easy for her, but
it is as if she puts on a smile,
patience and kindness with
her socks and shoes.
It is the here and now. We
are not promised a tomorrow.
It is the choice to make the
most of the time that you
have. Not the time tomorrow,
not the time on Saturday or
Sunday. But, the time on
Monday mornings when
things are hectic. Or the time
on Thursday afternoons
when you feel like crashing.
It is easy to embrace the
day when things are well,
bright and sunny. However,
you also need to embrace the
day when the dark clouds
come,through. After all, it is
those times of rain that we
often need to rejuvenate us
and remind us how beautiful
the sunny days can be.

Lindsey Murphy is an Avon
Park resident. She can be con-
tacted by e-mail at
lnm_000@yaho6.com.I




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Obituaries


Grover Artman
Grover C. Artman, 69, of
Sebring died Feb. 16, 2008.
Born in York, Pa., he moved
to Sebring in 2007. He retired
with McCormick & Co.
He is survived by his wife,
Mercedes Rodriguez; daugh-
ter, Cheryl Taylor; sons, G.
Fred Artman, Brian P.
Artman, Steven W. Artman
and Doran N. Artman; and 15
grandchildren.
Private services will be
held at a later date. Memorial
donations may be made to
Muscular Dystrophy
Association/ALS Division,
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite
201, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Marjorie Bauer
Marjorie E. Bauer, 98, a
winter resident of Avon Park
died Feb. 18, 2008, in Dublin,
Ohio. Born in Gerry, N.Y., she
was a Methodist.
Survivors include her sons,
Ronald L. and Donald W.;
daughter. Carol M. Reber;
seven grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March
1, at Grace United Methodist
Church in Meadville, Pa. In
lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Grace
United Methodist Church,
828 N. Main St., Meadville,
PA 16335.
Arrangements are being
handled by Rutherford
Funeral Home at Powell,
Powell, Ohio.

Norma Bramkamp
Norma J. "Tootie"
Bramkamp, 76, of Lake


Placid died Feb. 15, 2008 in
Sarasota. Born in Beach
Grove, Ind., she moved to
Lake Placid in 1986 for the
winter months and in 1992
she moved here permanently.
She was a nlmember of the
Zionsville Methodist Church
in Zionsville, Ind.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Darrell: children,
Michael, Deborah Mailer, and
David; five grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4-6
p.m. today at Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid. Funeral
service will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday at Scott Funeral
Home. Burial will follow at
Oak Hill Cemetery. The fami-
ly suggest donations be made
in her memory to Florida Elks
Children Therapy Service
Inc., Box 49, Umatilla, FL
32784.

Nathan Brunk
Nathan F. Brunk, 79, of
Sebring died Feb. 14, 2008.
Born in Sharpsville, Ind., he
moved to Sebring in 2005. He
retired from Purdue


Brunk
Brunk


U nivers it y
and was a
member of
Church of
B uttonwood
Bay.
He is sur-
vived by his
wife, Janet:


stepdaughters, Sherry Riley
and Leigh. Keneston: sister,
Martha Randall; brother,
Gene Brunk; and four grand-
children.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date and memo-
rials are requested to Church
of Buttonwood Bay. Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in


charge of arrangements.

Barbara Dakin
Bulrhbarl .1. D)akin, 80, of
Schriing died Feb. 10, 2008 at
her residence. Born in Flint,
Mich., she moved to Sebring
in 1978. She worked as a
bookkeeper lor I.ane Bryant
in lorraine, Ohio. She attendl-
ed Bible Fellowship Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Robert: daughters, Jane
Souther and Joan Hicks: son,
Robert: brother, David Surles;
cight grandchildren and 19
great-grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday at,
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebrinog.

Donald Simmons
SDonald Max
Simmons, 86, of
Sebring died Feb.
17, 2008 at his
home. Born in Seymour, Ind.,
he moved to Sebring in 1994.
He was an oil salesman and a
veteran of World War II, serv-
ing in the U.S. Navy. He was
a member of Spring Lake
Presb terian Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Lib: son, Gary: two grand-
children and three great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
at 2 p.ll. Saturday at Spring
Lake Presbyterian Church,
Sebring, with the Rev. K.
Treadway officiating. In lieu
of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to
Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church, 5887 U.S.. 98,
Sebring. FL 33876.
Arrangements have been
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


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at Hansen House for teen girls


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Hansen
House on Sparta Road has
long been a favorite place to
donate time and effort.
Recently, the younger kids
went into foster care and the
home was made for teenage
girls 13-17.
Needless to say, everything
has to be redone from little
kids to young ladies.
The Avon Park American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 69,
under the direction of chil-
dren and youth chairman
Darlene Watkin, has taken on
the job of getting the nine
bedrooms redone and new
bedding as well as making it
"look girly."
Several people have
stepped forward with dona-
tions, such as George and
Alma Warren with a gift card
to purchase things the girls
need. The Legion and
Auxiliary have each donated.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stauffer
donated $200 to do a room,




Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas, 93, widower of Dorothy Ruth
Thomas, died on February 7, 2008 in Naples,
Florida. Mr. THomas was born in Cliffside
Park, New Jersey on November 12, 1914, the
son of the late Adam and Olga Thomas.
He is a 1932 graduate of Cliffside Park High
School. During World War 11I he was a plane
spotter and worked in communications for
Western Electric, a subsidiary of American
Bell Telephone Company later known as
AT&T.
In 1962 he moved to Orlando, Florida where
he operated a series of service stations. He
later resided in St. Petersburg, where he
owned gulf front motels and a restaurant. He
also lived in Key West, Sebring and Naples.
Paul was a man for all seasons. He was an
airplane pilot and played the organ as well as
the piano. He was often seen at Royal Palms
Bowling Center, the gym, the shuffleboard
court, or in the pool room. He was an avid
gardener and nutritionist. His real passion
was car racing. He was crew chief for his
son. Together they won 32 sports car races at
Daytona and Sebring among others. Paul
also raced offshore power boats with his son
always finishing in the top three. He was trag-
ically taken from us after being hit by a limb
from an oak tree.
He is survived by his son, Paul Thomas, Jr.
of Naples, FLorida, his daughter, Daune
Neidig of Avon Park, Florida, two grandchil-
dren and one great grandchild. He was pre-
deceased by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy
Ruth Stefanow Thomas.
A memorial service will be held at the First
Presbyterian Church Lake Placid at 2:00 on
Thursday, February 21. In lieu of flowers the
family requests donations to be made to the
First Presbyterian Church Youth Ministries,
118 N. Oak Avenue, Lake PLacid, FLorkfa 33852.


and Avon Park Lutheran
Church is working on one
now.
There is so much needed
for the girls DVDs, desk
lamps, mattresses, paint, liv-
ing room furniture and a
remake of the living room to
make it look more homey.
Personal gift cards are needed
for the girls to shop. Jobs are
needed for the ones over 16.
Haircuts, cleaning supplies
and the list goes on.
The 40 and 8 will have a
meatloaf dinner at the Legion
Post in Avon Park to benefit
children and youth from 5-6
p.m. Saturday, March 1, and a
bowling tournament as well,
so why not support them both
to help the kids out. This is a
time for organizations and
groups to dig in and set these
young girls on a better path


and let them know people
care.
-Painters are needed. If any-
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at 314-9107.








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Kenny Long to pinch-
hit for Stanley Wells
AVON PARK -- Local
businessman Kenny ILong
will step in to fill the pro-
grain speaker's shoes at
Saturday's Annual Banquet
of the IHistorical Society of
Avon Park, to be held at the
Jacaranda Hotel.
Stanley Wells, originally
scheduled, had to withdraw
for health reasons.
Long, who is well known
as an entertaining speaker,
will offer "An Evening with
Kenny Long."
Attendees are asked to
gather at 6 p.m., with dinner
at 6:30 p.m.
For information on avail-
ability of tickets, call Nancy
Weber, banquet chairperson,
at 453-3582. Price is $25 per
person. The event is open to
the public.

Parade of Homes
dinner Thursday
AVON PARK -
Highlands County Builders
Association Spring Parade of
Homes Awards Dinner will
be Thursday at Trish's
Paradise Grille, Highlands
Ridge-South Course, 3455 E.
Fairway Vista Drive.
Social hour is 6.p.m., fol-
lowed by dinner at 7 p.m.
The program swill be at 8
p.m. Reservations required.

Fire department sets
annual barbecue
LAKE PLACID Tim
Rippey is coming back to
Lake Placid for his 1 Ith year
entertaining at the Placid
Lakes Volunteer Fire
D)epartmlent barbecue.
This is the 24th vear 0for
th e iic i,21'tt1's hi irl', I ,
turih1g beef and pork sand-
wiches, baked beans.
coleslaw and potato salad.
Drinks and dessert are also
provided.
Rippe\ is versatile. enter-
taining and talented and will


sing from noon to 4 p.m.
The Ilundraising event is
Sunday al the Placid Lakes
Town lall, 2()010 Placid
1Lakes Blvd.
Tickets for the meals are
$8. The entertainment is free.
The firemen also provide a
convenient drive up for those
who cannot stay to eat.
Tickets are available in
advance from the firemen or
on the day of event.
Some of the proceeds from
the barbecue fund scholar-
ships for those attending fire
standards. EMT or paramedic
school.

After Hours Mixer at
Highlands Diagnostic
SEBRING The Sebring
Chamber of Commerce will
host its after-hours mixer
from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at
Ilighlands Diagnostic
Imaging Center, 3642 US 27
South in Sebring (between
the Kindergarten Learning
Center and Royals Furniture).
Parking will be at the
Kindergarten Learning
Center.

Stewart to address
voters league
SEI3BRING Those
attending Thursday's
Highlands County Voters
League are in for some
straight talk about the county.
"There has been a lot of
in formation and misinforma-
tion about what's happening
in the county, and we really
want to know what's going
on." HICVL. Chairman Steve
Roberts said.
County Commissioner'
Barbara Stewart has bee
invited to address the group.,
which meeetls monthly to
Sand dis-
cuss issues of interest.
"Barbara has spoken with
uis in the past and has always
gi\ en a ood talk and a lot of
information." Roberts said.
He said the organization
\as an excellent way to get


information directly froin a
resource person.
The Highlands County
Voters League meets the. third
Thursday of each montll at
Homer's Restaurant in the
Schring Square slhoIpping
plaza. There is a social hour
at 5 p.m. with the meeting
beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

Homer's hosts county
reunion Thursday
SEBRING The annual
Washington County
Pennsylvania Reunion will be
Thursday at Homer's
Original Smorgasbord in
Plaza Square in Sebring.
The Manatee Room will be
open at 10 a.m. for fellow-
ship with lunch starting at I 1
a.m. The price for lunch for
seniors is approximately $7,
which includes tax.
Bring a stamped, self-
addressed legal size envelope
for the 2009 mailing.
For information, contact
Don or Shirley Swan at (863)
684-1636.

RPAC meets Thursday
SEBRING There will
be a Recreation and Parks
Advisory Co6imittee meeting
at 2:30 p.m. Thursday'in the
Sports Complex, Concession
Building at 216 Sheriff's
Tower Road, Sebring. The
public is invited to attend.

Delta Kappa Gamma
prepares for show
AVON PARK It's
springtime and time for the
annual Delta Kappa Gamma
Luncheon/Style Show held to
raise money for the club's
scholarshipp Fund. And the
public is invited.
'On Saturday. March I, the
Sociei\ for Outsantig
Women Educators will host
the event at the Jacaranda
Hotel on Main Street in Avon
Park from 11 a.m. to 1:30
p.m.
Call 655-2174 or 453-8814
for reservations.


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"That was ismy focus," Ragsdale told the
N'lws-S-in on Sunday after the race. explaining
he "lavers" his coals.
First he aims to win his age division, in this
case 30-34, then he sets his sights on winning
his division, the 24-hour solo event (which
allows drafting). Then, he wanted to break 500
miles and finally, he wanted to set a nesw per-
sonal best.
It would only make sense, that somebody
like Ragsdale, a manager at a print facility,
would essentially have a "second job" of train-
ing 40-50 hours a week on his bike.
But he typically trains twice a week, spend-
ing the rest of his time balancing his life with
wife Lara and Caden.
"'I believe in back-to-back training," he said,
explaining he mixes up his training with speed
work and long distance, beginning with three-
hour short rides and building up to double cen-
turies (200 miles).
His back-to-back training forces him to ride
on not so fresh legs, essentially mimicking
what would happen during a 24-hour race.
Ragsdale keeps his nutrition simple, relying
on off-the-shelf products available at any gro-
cery store such as water, Gatorade, Ensure
Plus and Coke.
"I'm not very scientific about it," he said,
explaining Ensure provides him with much-
needed fat, which he believes his rivals mis-
takenly ignore. "I try to consume 300 calories
an hour. Too much is bad and too little is bad
also."
He'll also ingest Hammer Gels and Clif
Shot Blocks, approximately 100-calories
bursts of energy.
Ragsdale forgoes the high-tech of racing,
choosing to rely on what his body tells him
instead of power meters and heart rate moni-


CASTRO
Continued from 1A
III coaches softball.at South
Florida Community College,
was born and raised in Cuba.
He agrees with Border.
"Nothing's going to hap-
pen." he said. "It's the system.
The Castros have been in
power too long. Like China
and Russia, nothing really
changed because the powerful
aren't going to want anything
to change.-
"Raul is worse than Fidel
anyway. He is a dangerous lit-
tle character. (At one time) he
lived below me in an apart-
ment. I can tell you it wasn't
any fun. I saw him up-close:
he's the type to keep people
hungry on purpose.
"So I'm not real excited. I
hope (Fidel Castro) dies, but


Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7A


Science standards will call evolution 'scientific theory'


Associaild IPrcs'.v
TALLAIHASSlI -I Hor-
ida school children will he
taught that evolution is a "sci-
entific theory" through a
compromise Tuesday that left
neither side satisfied although
supporters of Charles
Darwin's big idea were much
happier than its opponents.
That's because Florida's
public school science stan-
dclards for the first time will
actually use the word "evolu-
tion" although the biological
concept currently is taught
under code words such as
"change over time."
More significant, though,
the new standards require
more in-depth teaching of
evolution and hold that it is
"the fundamental concept
underlying all of biology and


Nc\vs-Sun photo by KliVlN J. SHUTT
Chris Ragsdale stands with the bike he rode
for over 500 miles in 24 hours during the
Bike Sebring 12-24 this weekend.

tors.
"I just do what feels righl," he said. "I stay
focused in the minute and what I can do right
here, right now."
He doesn't believe in tempering his pace
early to save energy for later.
The latter never happens, he said.
"You never reach capacity," Ragsdale said.
"But, you don't end up saving anything for
later either."


it's taking so long. When he's
dead. I might have a drink, but
I don't have high hopes, even
though his death will be good
news."
Orlando and Nilda Cuevas
own and operate the Latin
America Caleteria on
Kenilworth Boulevard in
Sebring.
They've lived in the United
.States for 15 years, half of
those in Sebring. The
Cuevases still have family in
Cuba parents, siblings,
nieces and nephews.
"No Fidel! No Raul!"
Orlando Cuevas said Tuesclay
"Democracia!"
The husband and wife
shared only one thought: they
want Fidel Castro emphatical-
ly dead. But they, too, didn't
see much hope for change.
"It's the same thing," Nilda


FISHER
Continued from 1A
11-member Impact Fee Review Committee.
Stokes appointed Mike Averyt, from the
school board, Ray Royce for agriculture and
Lake Placid Mayor Tom Katsanis to represent
the municipalities;
Andrew Jackson named Mike Secor,
Builders Association president, and Jack
Richie, chairman of the Homeowners
Association; C. Guy Maxcy selected Alan Jay
Wildstein to represent retailers and Don
Elwell to represent lodging.


Cuevas said of the transition
of power between the Castro
brothers. Don't expect drastic
changes or improvements,
they said.
Younger Cuban-Americans
- those who have never been
to Cuba, but were raiCed in its
shadow displayed more
mixed feelings.
They feel strong bounds
with their Cuban heritage, but
at the same time completely
American. Their ties to Cuba
are more abstract: the Castros
and the revolution being more
of a history lesson than a
shared experience for them
the emotions do not run as
deep, and most have no plan of
going back permanently.
On one point people of all
ages and connections agree -
it is, at best, only a time to
wait and see.


Stewart added James Clinard for financial
institutions and Jean Warren for environmental
concerns and Bates chose Chip Boring and
Greg Arnone. real estate sales and develop-
ment, respectively.
The board also approved an interlocal
agreement allowing Sebring Airport Authority
to transfer certain public works facilities,
revised and approved their guidelines for.
selection the next two directors and approved
Veterans Services Director Joseph Dionne's
request to pursue surplus Navy planes instead
of an Army howitzer in response to a change in
Army policy.


WEST
Continued from 1A
raw enough to need Bag Balm
udder cream to help his skin
recover from a full day in the
saddle.
Schult and West often join
Pedalers and non-Pedalers
three times a week for group
rides through the county that
last three to fouri hours and
cover 35-40 miles.
West's race day average
was 14.2 mph including rest
stops. Schult averaged 17.9.
mph.
Each had a.specific goal in
mind coming into their races
- breaking records in their
specific divisions.
West is in the process of
applying for Guinness Book
of World Records alTffirlation
of his fe 't, believed to be 35.2
miles f'unher than a previous
handcycling distance record
set Sept. 24, 2005, in the
Netherlands.
"I did have my doubts after
I did the first 12 hours," West
said. "I was so fatigued. All-
in-all I was pretty happy with
my time."
The idea to capture a world d
record was conceived only a
few weeks before the race,
leaving sparse time for proper
training and hinting at a natlu-
ral ability if groomed proper-
ly.
"I couldn't have done it
without the help of the
Highlands Pedalers group and
my coach, Carl Gross," West
said, explaining about half-
dozen cycling friends stayed
up with him through the night
to support him.
Gross is a 69-year-old
ultra-runner who used to runn
100-mile races and now rides
strongly with the Pedalers.
In addition to coaching
West, he's been helping him
develop a resume to garner
corporate sponsorship to ease
the financial burden of travel-


is supported by multiple
forms of scientific evidence."
That statement rankled
opponents, some of whom
had urged the State Board of'
Education to add an "academ-
ic freedom" provision that
would have let teachers
"engage students in a critical
analysis of' that evidence."
Evolution supporters,
including mainstream scien-
tists and clergy, told the board
before the 4-3 vote the aca-
demic freedom proposal was
a wedge designed to open the
door for injecting religious
arguments into science stud-
ies.
"We know what's going on
here," said board member
Roberto "Bobby" Martinez, a
Miami lawyer. "What we


have here is an effort by peo-
ple to water down our stan-
dards."
That brought shouts of"no"
from the audience.
Opponents, including some
scientists, denied they have a
religious motive. Instead,
they argued there are flaws in
the theory of evolution and
that students should be
allowed to explore-them.
The vote was the latest in a
long line of public debates
over evolution dating back to
the Scopes Monkey Trial in
1925, when a teacher was
convicted of violating
Tennessee's evolution ban.
That verdict was reversed on
technicality, but courts later
ruled evolution could, be
taught.


News-Sun photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
If his world record is confirmed, Keane West plans to add
the miles and date to the tattoo he got Tuesday morning.


ing to races around the coun-
tr\ as West continues to pur-
sue a berth on the U.S. para-
lympic cycling team.
West is already setting
goals for next year, when he
wants to best himself by 30
miles, hopefully maintaining
a grip on the world record.
Schult is also looking for-
wvard. with plans to compete
in his first half-'Ironman
triathlon as he paves the way
to an Ironnman-distance race.
Also. he's planning a better
performance at next year's 12
Hours.
In addition to proper train-
ing, Schult credited his ener-
gy drink, Infinit Nutrition,
with fueling his effort.
With 300 calories per bottle
in a custom mix of carbs, pro-
teins, amino acids, caffeine
and flavoring, Infinit


(i rww.infiinitnutrition.us)
allowed him to stay hydrated
while taking in appropriate
amounts of electrolytes and
calories for his specific body,
he said.
West, on the other hand,
suffered from a combination
of not knowing what to expect
in a 24-hour race and having a
complicated nutrition mix
that included two types of
Hammer Nutrition products,
gels and at one point, No-
Doze caffeine pills.
It might have been too
much No-Doze.
"My eyes were literally
rolling in the back of my
head," West said, explaining
he was taking two pills an
hour toward the end of his
race. "I wanted to keep going
so bad. but my mind wouldn't
let me."


MAXCY
Continued from 1A
already twice," he said, urg-
ing them to accept the up-
front costs of additional high-
level personnel for anticipat-
ed long-term benefits of a
more accountable chain of
command.
Stokes agreed with
Jackson, saying the new
directors are supposed to find,
the solutions the board envi-
sioned in setting their 2007
goals.
"Staff has talked to me until
they're blue in the face and I
appreciate that," Maxcy said,
explaining he remained
unclear whether the additional
layer of management would
be revenue neutral.
During a July budget pres-
entation, County
Administrator Carl Cool
explained there would be
additional costs associated
with the reorganization,
which he reiterated Tuesday.
Any cost savings would be
long term, and would be an
ongoing process under the.
direction of his replacement
and the new directors.
Stewart, who initially
opposed the directors created

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tial goals meetings then voted
for the positions, said she pre-
ferred to wait until Cool's yet-
to-be-deterinined replacement


was on board before hiring
directors for public services
and public safety.
She also said she ques-
tioned the restructuring as


presented.
"The damage comes down
to how much damage will we
do if we stop," Bates said,
having indicated his desire to


halt hiring but a willingness
to concede to the majority
will of the board.
"We're getting ready to
make a decision through inde-


cision," he said. "Just like we
- did with Miss Fisher: We did-
n't really have a choice in a
way. We're about to be in the
same position again."


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Business


Olive Garden names

general manager for

new Sebring location

PLnttlned Opening March 24

Special to the News-Sit
SI IRING Olive Garden Italian
Restaurant has appointed Sebring resi-
deHn Sue McCullough as general manag-
er of the new restaurant at 1696 U.S. 27
South.
The Tuscan Farmhouse-design Olive
Garden will open Monday, March 24.
As general manager, McCullough will
be responsible for leading a team that
maintains the highest
quality of service in the
S' restaurant.
"Under her leadership;
the restaurant team will
deliver great food, wine
and service that consis-
'-u'---I tently exceed guests'
McCullough expectations.
"Sue is passionate
about delighting guests with a genuine
ii.!,ii dining experience," said Valerie
liniinares, executive vice president of
operations for Olive Garden.
"'Her track record of operational excel-
letnce makes her a great leader for our
restaurant's service and culinary teams."
McCullough brings 20 years of restau-
..it experience to her new position. She
has been with Olive Garden for more
than eight years, most recently serving as
culinary manager of the Olive Garden at


The days when
most folks joined a
company right out of
school and remained
until retirement are
long gone.
Today, people
intentionally change
jobs numerous times
during their life-
times.
Unfortunately,
such changes aren't
always voluntary, as


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Haley Construction superintendent Joe Utnage pressure cleans the parking lot out-
side of the newly constructed Sebring Olive Garden on Tuesday morning. Utnage
said Olive Garden's 'attention to detail is phenomenal, they spent a lot of extra
money on a lot of extra little things.' The restaurant will begin hiring employees
Feb. 27 and applications can be downloaded from the company's website
www.olivegarden.com. Opening day is scheduled for March 24.


2314 State Route 38 in Cherry Hill, N.J.
She received a bachelor's degree in
sociology and criminal justice and a sec-
ondary social studies teaching certificate
from the University 'of Delaware in
Newark.
Olive Garden will begin accepting
applications for employment on


Wednesday, Feb. 27. Those interested in
applying for a position with Olive
Garden should apply in person at the
restaurant Monday through Saturday
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Beginning Feb. 27, the phone number
is 314-0350. For more information, visit
www.olivegarden.com


Jackson Hewitt outlines top 5 steps to take for


those who may qualify for stimulus payment


lecial to the News-Sun
:,LBRING Now that the
st!uilus plan has been signed
into law, many people are
wondering if they qualify and
how to ensure they receive
this rebate. The Highlands
CoLunt offices of Jackson
Hew\itt Tax Service is working
wich loca-1 taxpayers to offer
some at-a-glance facts and
identiif the Top "5" Things
Most Individuals Can Do for
those who qualify for a tax
rebate as part of the stimulus
plan.
If you are expecting a
check or money directly
deposited into your bank
account as part of the stimu-
lus plan, here are five steps to
take. according to Lisa
Thomas? Owner of Jackson
He\\ itt:
1. File your 2007 income
tax r return: Not only may you
tbe among the 85 percent of
taxpayers who have a tax
refund coming each year, you
may also qualify for a stimu-
lus payment check.
2. File early: The IRS will
still send out checks through
D ):cemTiber. buy why wait? The
u ailici you submit a tax
return. the more likely you are
tu receive your stimulus pay-
ient earlier, perhaps as soon
as May.
3. E-file: Give yourself the
convenience, speed and assur-
ance that your income tax
return is received.
4. Zero income, zero tax
and zero payment .. make
sure you file: Certain qualify-
ing individuals, including
seniors, who meet eligibility
criteria and may not typically
file an income tax return each
year will need to be sure to
file to receive the rebate.
They can do so by visiting a
local Jackson Hewitt tax pre-
parer and filing a paper Form
1040.
5. Watch out for your two
IRS notices: Most taxpayers
will receive two notices from
the IRS one explaining the
stimulus payment program
and another confirming the
recipients' eligibility, the pay-
ment amount and the approxi-
mate time table for the pay-
ment. Save the second notice
to help in preparing your 2008
tax return next year.
More than 130 million indi-
viduals are expected to
receive stimulus payment
chiccls, starting in May.
'Quic, facts you need to know
I Hclil :
I iyment amount will
eq ual the amount of one's tax
liability on their 2007 income
tax reC trn, with llmaximnum
am1tounls of $600( (for single
filers) and $1.200 (for joint


return filers), and minimum
amounts of $300 and $600
respectively.
For those with little or no
tax liability, but $3,000 or
more in qualifying income,
they may qualify to receive a
minimum payment of $300
(for single .filers) and $600
(for joint return filers).
Qualifying individuals
with a child/children will
receive an additional $300 for
each child (subject to income
phase-outs).
Qualifying incomes for
the stimulus payment include:
wages, net self-employment
income, Social Security, cer-
tain railroad retirement bene-
fits, veterans' disability com-
pensation, pension or sur-
vivor's benefits received in
2007.
Those who do not regu-
larly file income tax returns,
but earn a low-income, as
well as Social Security recipi-


ents, certain railroad retirees.
and those who receive select
veteran's benefits, must file a
2007 income tax return.
Social Security, railroad
retirement and select veter-
an's benefits recipients must:
1) file Form 1040X to list
non-taxable benefits, if they
have already filed a 2007
return and received less than
$3,000 in qualifying income
or 2) for those who are nor-
mally not required to file an
income tax return, they must
report their benefits of $3,000
or more on Form 1040, to
establish their eligibility.
Individuals who file
Form 1040NR, 1040PR or
1040SS and those who can be
claimed as a dependent do not
qualify for a stimulus check.
Tax preparers in Highlands
County Jackson Hewitt are
available to assist individuals
with questions regarding the
stimulus checks and to help


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2007 tax returns.
For more information or to
schedule an appointment, you
can call 382-1515 Sebring,
385-5371 Sebring Wal-Mart,
453-2525 Avon Park. 699-
2525 Lake Placid.
Additional information on
tax changes and an office
locator can be found online at
www.jacksonhewitft.coin.


Personal
Finance
Jason Alderman


anyone who's been laid off
knows.
If you've recently been laid
off or fear one is around the
corner, here are a few ways to
cope with what lies ahead:
Rein in expenses. It may
take months to find another
job, which could wipe out
your savings. If you don't
already have one, create a
budget and stick to it like
glue. Know exactly how
much money you have and
track all expenses. Avoid
restaurants and cook at home;
cancel cable TV; wear a
sweater and turn down the
thermostat there are hun-
dreds of ways to save money.
Have a rainy-day fund
you could live off for at least
three months.
Curtail retirement sav-
ings. If you're still employed
but fear the worst, this may
be the one and only time it
makes sense to temporarily
halt your 401(k) plan contri-
butions. You may need that
money to survive the next few
months and early 401(k) with-
drawals come with steep
penalties. Consult a financial
professional and if you don't
know one, www.planner
search.org is a good place to
start your search.
Ask about severance ben-
efits. If you're laid off, find
out what benefits are avail-
able. Many employers offer
severance pay or help with
COBRA health insurance pre-
miums; however, they have


no legal obligation
to do so. Many com-
panies also provide
outplacement coun-
seling, which may
include professional
assistance with
resume writing,
interview skills and
job searches, or
even office equip-
ment usage.
Apply for
unemployment bene-


fits. If you become unem-
ployed and meet certain eligi-
bility, requirements, you may
qualify for unemployment
insurance while looking for a
new job. Go to www.service
locator.org/O WSLinks.asp for
details.
Polish your resume. You
may be competing against
hundreds of other job appli-
cants, so make sure your
resume stands out from the
crowd. Use concise, strong
language and an organized
appearance. It's a good idea
to update your resume regu-
larly, especially after a pro-
motion or changed job
responsibilities.
Alert your network. Let
family and friends know
you're looking; they may
know about opportunities or
spread the word on your
behalf. Seek out networking
events sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce, local
colleges, trade associations or
other business and social
organizations even volun-
teer work.
Track job-search expens-
es. If you itemize income tax
deductions, many job-search-
related expenses are
deductible.

Jason Alderman directs Visa's
financial education programs.
To participate in a free, online
Financial Literacy and
Education Summit, go to
www.practicalmoneyskills. com/
summit2008.


TAX IMPACT OF VALUE


ADJUSTMENT BOARD COUNTY OF


HIGHLANDS TAX YEAR 2007


Honorable C. Guy Maxcy
Board of County Commissioners-District No. 5
Honorable Edgar Stokes
Board of County Commissioners-District No. 2


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Honorable Barbara Stewart
Board of County Commissioners- District No. 1
Honorable Andy Tuck
School Board District No. 5


Honorable Donna Howerton
School Board District No. 2

ment Board meets each year to review complaints regarding property tax assessments



he board is to enhance fairness in property taxes by correcting errors when they are


.OWING TABLE SUMMARIZES THIS YEAR'S ACTION BY THE BOARD


Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6

Type of Property Number Total Number of Total Number Reduction Shift in
Exemption Number of Assessments of Requests In Taxable Tax
Requests Exemption Reduced by for Value Dollars
Granted by Requests The Board Assessment to Board
Request Reductions Action
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and Acreage

TOTALS 0 1 3 29 $9,921,447 $210,481.51
ALL TAXPAYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT BOARD ACTIONS WHICH REDUCE TAXABLE VALUE
CAUSE TAX RATES APPLICABLE TO ALL PROPERTY TO BE PROPORTIONALLY HIGHER.

Questions concerning the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the chair-
person or clerk at the following telephone numbers:


(863) 402-6517
(863) 402-6564


If a layoff looms, be prepared


CHAIRPERSON: Edgar Stokes
CLERK: L.E. "Luke" Brooker









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Artist's Group

offers classes
Special to the N"A'e.s-S'
AVON PARK The
Artist's Group (TAG) of
South Florida Community
College will offer a series of
workshops 'throughout the
spring at their studios at The
Hotel Jacaranda, 5 E. Main
St.
Jewelry Beading: This
class for the beginning jewel-
ry maker will provide basic
instruction on tools and sup-
plies. Students will create
four or five pieces of jewelry,
with instructor Kathy
Morgan. A supply list will be
presented at the first session.
with other suggestions to fol-
low in each subsequent ses-
sion. This class meets 1-4
p.m. Wednesday through
March 29. The cost is $48 for
this four-week class.
Watercolor Workshop:
This class for the intermedi-
ate and advanced watercol-
orist will be taught by Betty
Heim. Each week an element
or principle of design will be
reviewed. Participants will
work on individual paintings,
and a critique will be given at
the conclusion of the session.
The class meets from 1 -4
p.m. Thursday through
March 27. The cost is $80 and
includes supplies. A second
session begins April 3.
Watercolor Fundamen-.
tals : Learn to paint in a
working artist's studio with
instructor Nancy Adams.
Geared for the beginning
watercolorist, Watercolor
Fundamentals includes
demonstrations of painting
techniques and discussions
on composition. Materials
will be provided to create a
still life painting. This class
meets from 1-4 p.m.
Saturday through March 29.
The cost is $80 and includes
supplies. A second session
begins April 5.
Painting with Acrylics:
Participants have the option
of painting with instructor
Louise Weis or working on
their own creations with her
help. Information will be
shared about different tech-
niques, and experimentation
with a variety of tools will be
encouraged. A supply list is
available; a small palette and
canvas paper will be provid-
ed; brushes and paint can be
shared with the beginner.
This class meets 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5
through April 9. The cost is
$80 for this six-week session.
A second session begins April
16.
For more information
about the classes, call 453-
6661, ext. 7388 or 7392.

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It's National FFA Week


Courtesy photo
Donna Bates teaches her low impact aerobics class at South Florida Community College.


South Florida CC aerobics instructor Bates

enjoys helping people help themselves


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South Florida Community
College Community Education instructor
Donna Bates discovered her love of exercise
30 years ago. After losing a lot of weight,
Bates decided she wanted to keep it off and
began taking step aerobics classes at a studio
in Ohio. When the studio needed a new man-
ager, Bates took the position and soon became
an instructor. "I found that I really enjoyed
helping other people," Bates said. "That alone
is rewarding in itself."
Bates is certified in water aerobics, low
impact aerobics, and Pilates as well as CPR,
and updates her certifications every two years.
She taught the water aerobics class that at the
Hotel Jacaranda for SFCC's Community
Education department, and is now the low
impact aerobics and Pilates instructor.


Bates, a mother, grandmother, and great-
grandmother, believes anybody can start a
physical fitness routine, but they have to make
the time for it. "It doesn't matter how busy
you are," Bates said. "You have .to take the
time to take care of yourself because no one
else will."
The next set of Community Education class-
es begin in March. Low impact aerobics meets
5-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, March 3-
April 30, and 6-7 p.m. Pilates meets Mondays
and Wednesdays, March 3-April 30. The cost
for each class is $41.
Register in Building B at the Highlands
Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For
more in formation on these or other
Community Education classes, contact Laurcn
Redick at 453-6661, 465-5300, 773-2252, or
494-7500, ext. 7388 or 7392.


Education Snapshots


Primal Connection to
hold in-service
workshop today
SEBRING The Primal
Connection will be present-
ing an in-service training
workshop for Highlands
County K-12 teachers.
The training workshop will
take place at Hill Gustat
Middle School from 1-3 p.m.
today.
The workshop introduces
educators to the use of per-
cussion as a cross discipli-
nary tool to teach music,
algebra concepts, geography,
English, math, sociology and
English as a Second
Language in an entertaining
and engaging format.
The workshop employs a
stress releasing, interactive
program to teach K-12 edu-
cators how hand drums,
bells, wood blocks and shak-
er parts come together to cre-
ate drum music songs.

Chemistry: Molecules in Action
(CC)
4-4:30 p.m. Cycles Of Life:
Fungi, Plants and Animals (CC)
4:30-5 p.m. Cycles Of Life:
Plant Structure (CC)
5-5:30 p.m. Astronomy: Our
Galaxy: The Milky Way (CC)
5:30-6 p.m. Astronomy:
Galaxies (CC)
6-6:30 p.m. Psychology:
Emotions (CC)
6:30-7 p.m. Psychology:
Infant and Child Development (CC)

Thursday
2-2:30 p.m. The Unfinished
Nation II: The 1920's-Beyond the


In the process the teachers
will experience the joy of -
making 'in the moment
music' as an ensemble and
learn models that apply the
same principals to teach a
variety of subjects to their
students, in a new way. The
workshop is facilitated by
Fred Leavitt along with
Malka Hardt and Denise
Miriani.

HCTA offers
scholarships
SEBRING The
Highlands County Tennis
Association will accept appli-
cations for scholarship funds
for graduating tennis team
players. Scholarship applica-
tions have been mailed to
each high school's athletic
director or scholarship advi-
sor. Completed applications
must be received by April 12
to be considered for funding.
The HCTA is a not-for-
profit organization dedicated

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3:30-4 p.m. Child
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to supporting and promoting
the great game of tennis to
players of all ages and skill
levels. The association's pri-
mary purpose is to support
area high school and youth
tennis activities.
For more information on
school and youth tennis pro-
grams and clinics, call 386-
HCTA (4282).

Cracker Trail has SAC
meeting Thursday
SEBRING The School
Advisory Council for Cracker
Trail Elementary School will
meet at 2:15 p.m. Thursday
in the school's Media. Center.
If you are a person with a
disability who requires rea-
sonable accommodations in
order to attend a school
meeting, call the school at
471-5777.
If you speak a language
other than English, a transla-
tor will be provided for.you.
Call the school at 471-5777.


Panther Network

Democracy: The Fourth Estate (CC)
6:30-7 p.m. Framework for
Democracy: The First Branch (CC)
Visit the Web site at: www.south


Special to the News-Sun
Highlands County FFA
chapters are celebrating
National FFA Week this
week. "Blue Jackets, Bright
Futures" is the theme this
year and it embodies all the
best about FFA members,
from the most recognizable
symbol of the organization,
the blue corduroy jacket, a
symbol of pride and tradition,
to the bright future of agricul-
ture and the traditions of lead-
ership. and hard work. More
than half a million members
around the nation will partici-
pate in National FFA Week
activities at the local and state
levels.
The focus of National FFA
Week is to tell America about
the great opportunities avail-
able for all youth. From its
beginnings in 1928 as the
Future Farmers of America,
the National FFA
Organization today reaches
.out to all 50 states, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands.
FFA is committed to develop-
ing character and leadership
skills and preparing members
for a lifetime of civic leader-
ship and career success.
As a part of National FFA
Week, FFA members are plan-
ning a variety of events:
Avon Park High School
Teacher Appreciation
Breakfast on Thursday.
Avon Park Middle School
FFA shirts and official
dress. Other activities
planned.
Lake Placid High School
Wear FFA shirts and offi-
cial dress. Other activities
planned.
Lake Placid Middle
School Video presentation
to school today about FFA.


Teacher appreciation lunch-
eon on Thursday and Relay
for Life fundraiser on Friday.
Sebring High School -
FFA members and officers are
wearing their chapter FFA T-
shirts or official dress.
Teacher appreciation lunch-
eon and school presentation.
Sebring Middle School
- FFA shirts and official
dress. School presentation.
FFA members have oppor-
tunities to attend national
leadership conferences,
develop a supervised agricul-
tural experience learning
project, learn life skills and
serve their communities with
civic engagement. Through
classroom instruction and
hands-on-learning, agricultur-
-al education and FFA are
making a positive difference
for members every day.
FFA members are our
future engineers, scientists,
teachers and producers.
Students earn awards, recog-
nition and educational schol-
arships to pursue their career
goals. One of every five
Americans is employed in the
food, fiber and natural
resources industries of agri-
culture and FFA members are
a part of these industries.
Highlands County FFA
members are the leaders of
tomorrow. They are well-
mannered, perceptive and
willing to help others through
community service. They are
success-oriented students
who are driven to achieve
their goals. FFA gives many
young people an important
push to consider their futures
what kind of people, citizens
and professionals they intend
to be. FFA builds leaders and
leaders impact the future.


Local students earn honors


Special to the News-Sun
Tori Gurganus of Avon
Park and John Ware of
Sebring have. been named to
the dean's list of Freed-
Hardeman University at
Henderson, Tenn., for the fall
2007 semester.
Gurganus, a junior child
and family studies major, is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Gurganus of Avon
Park.
Ware, a senior human
resource management major,
is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Donald Ware of Sebring.
To be named to the dean's


list. a full-time studertt must
maintain a 3.4 grade point
average for that semester.
Freed-Hardeman is private,
residential, Liberal Arts
University associated with the
churches of Christ and has an
enrollment of more than
2,000 students. It is dedicated
to instilling moral and spiritu-
al values, maintaining aca-
demic excellence and encour-
aging service.
Naomi Gee of Lake-Placid
was named to the East Texas
Baptist University dean's list
with honors for the- 2007 fall
semester.


Soil and Water Conservation District

sponsors annual speaking contest


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Annual
District Speaking Contest will
be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday,
April 8, at the Highlands
Country Agri-Civic Center,
Conference Room 3.

The contest is open to any
student enrolled in grades 6
through 12 in Highlands
County. The topic is "What is
the 'future of Florida's
Renewable Energies?"

Speeches will be six to
eight minutes long. Time
under or over these limits will
cost the contestant two points


for each 15 seconds or part
there of.
Three independent judges
will score contestants on con-
tent, composition and deliv-
ery. Contestants may use
notes while speaking, but
visual aides may not be used.

Prizes for the District
Contest are $150 for first
place, $100 for second place
and $50 for third place.
Any student interested in
participating may contact
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District at 402-
6545.


College Goal Sunday planned to help students

complete free application for financial aid


Special to the News-Sun
Students who hope to attend college will be
given a clear path to federal cash assistance
during a free statewide event known as Florida
College Goal Sunday.
South Florida Community College will offer
this event to local students at the Highlands
Campus, Hardee Campus, DeSoto Campus, and
Lake Placid Center.
From 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, financial experts
will help college-bound students and their fam-
ilies complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid.
"Traditionally, low income and first genera-
tion students fall through the cracks in the
financial aid process because they're intimidat-
ed by the forms and have not been exposed to
the financial aid process," said Susie Johnson,
financial aid director, South Florida
Community College.
"College Goal Sunday helps break the barri-


ers that prevent students from accessing funds
they need to pursue higher education."
Florida College Goal Sunday is free.
Financial aid assistance will be available in
English and Spanish. Scholarship drawings will
be held for students who attend.
Parents of the applicants are required to bring
the following documentation: 2007 IRS tax
returns and W-2 statements; Social Security
number; driver's license or alien registration
card; and untaxed income records for the previ-
ous year.
Visit www.souilhflorida. edul/collegegoalsun-
day or call 784-7254, 773-3081, 993-1757, or
465-3003.
The College Goal Sunday program was cre-
ated by the Indiana Student Financial Aid
Association with funding from Lilly
Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental sup-
port from the Lumina Foundation for
Education.


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Your response in the most trying
moments of an intimate relationship
predicts your future.
She's doing it again why can't she
just shut up long enough for you to
want to be in the same room with her?
Or why can't he just once give you his
attention for a few minutes, without the
remote or the book or the food?
A new study by researchers at the
University of Michigan (U-M) tells us
that if you find your partner irritating,
you're likely to find him or her more
irritating as time goes by. Further, the
results suggest that as couples get older,
they are more apt to avoid confrontation
than discuss problems, and that negativ-
ity is a normal part of close relation-
ships.
Intimate relationships challenge us on
a deeper level than any other relation-
ships. It's easier to play and talk nice
from a distance. It's when somebody
gets in your face and your heart -
that they're close enough to abrade you.
And if all that rubbing you the wrong
way really polished you gem that
you are you wouldn't find your part-
ner more irritating as time passed.
In the face of irritation, you can: 1)
fight, 2) flee, 3) lose hope, or 4) love.
To simply irritate each other or
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Inside
Relationships
Jan Denise


anger inside us, how-
ever far or wide we
roam.;
To "lose hope" is
to give up and quit
trying; it is to stop
growing and start
dying.
To "love" is to
accept a partner
unconditionally. And
acceptance is the most
effective change agent
- it enlivens the best


in both the giver and the receiver.
It seems easier to. "fight." When
we're coming from ego, we defend our-
selves against our very own partners.
We want to be right. We dig in our heels
and paint ourselves into a corner.
But, hey, when we don't think we can
win, we're more apt to "flee." Every
time we do, we stuff a little more anger
inside, pushing what's already there a
little deeper; we grow bitterness.
When we "lose hope," we give up and
resign ourselves to losing. We see no
sense in fighting or fleeing. We cannot
win and we have no place to run.
Besides, we are weary ... seemingly too
weary, even to love.
But sometimes giving up is what it
takes for us to realize that we don't real-
ly want to die. And when we have .
exhausted the possibility of triumph in


fighting or fleeing, we just might be
ready to give loving a fair shot.
When we decide that life is worth liv-
ing that we are worth saving we
also realize that our partners are worth
loving.
And here's the good news: We can
realize this before giving up! We can
realize this before fueling our anger or
stuffing it deeper.
The information gleaned from their
study left U-M researchers speculating
about why people view their spouses
more negatively over time. U-M
research fellow Kira Birditt, Ph.D.,
explained to me that maybe we become
more comfortable expressing both our
negative and positive feelings for one
another. And perhaps that would leave
us feeling or recognizing more
irritation.
My theory is that in those trying
moments, we can choose to feed irrita-
tion or love. And in doing so, we choose
to see our partners as more or less irri-
tating in the future.
We don't get irritated; our egos do.
And there is no turning them into pol-
ished gems.

Jan Denise is a columnist, author of the book
'Naked Relationships,' speaker and coach
based in McIntosh. E-mail her at jan-
denise@nakedrelationships.com, or visit her
Web site at www.nakedrelationships.com.


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Konopa-Delaney.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Ellis announce
the engagement of their daughter, Tammy
Elizabeth Delaney to Jason Thomas
Konopa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack
DeGironimo of Sebring.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of
Lake Placid High School.
The groom-elect is a 2005 graduate of
Sebring High School. He is employed by
Bernie Little Distributors in Sebring.
The couple will exchange vows at 6
p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Lake Placid
Church of Christ. A reception will be held
at the Elks Lodge in Lake Placid.
Attendance will be by invitation only.
Following a honeymoon in Orlando, the
couple will make their home in Sebring.


Chance Baillie
Shannan and Travis Baillie
of Sebring announce the birth
of a son, Chance John, at
9:06 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Chance weighed 8 pounds,
7 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Guy and Penny Culp of
Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Stacy and Jack Cooper of
Georgia, and John and Carol
Baillie of Tennessee.

Colt Clark
Dana and Bobby Clark of
Lake Placid announce the
birth of a son, Colt Kinsey, at
8:32 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2008 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Colt weighed 8 pounds and
measured 20% inches in
length.
Maternal grandmother is
Trudy Quesada of West Palm
Beach.
Paternal grandparents are
Bob Clark and Evelyn Pearce
of Sebring.

Kason Selander
Jennifer Neff and Chris
Selander of Avon Park
announce the birth of a son,
Kason Alan, at 8:18 p.m. at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kason weighed 9 pounds,
1 ounce and measured 22
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Lynn and Steve Neff of Avon
Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Karen Edwards and Gary
Selander of Sebring.

Sha'miya Dobson
Java Armstrong and Kelvin
Dobson of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a
daughter, Sha'miya Ke'Nae,
at 6:20 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Sha'miya weighed 6
pounds, 9 ounces and meas-
ured 19 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Angela Robinson and John
Lee Armstrong of Lake
Placid.
Paternal grandfather is
Kelvin Dobson Sr.

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ment and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Sonya R. Butler, to Donnie L. Goins of Sebring, son of
Jimmie Lee and Ruth Goins of Sebring.
The bride-elect is the
granddaughter of Edna
Butler of Sebring and the
(Q late Kator Butler, also the
late Mr. and Mrs. Carroll
K. Neal Sr.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Claire Flower
Goins of Fairmont and the late Daniel J. Goins, also
the late Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hunt.
The bride-elect is a licensed stylist for Regis.
The groom-elect is the general foreman for Mastec
Energy Inc.
The couple will exchange vows in February 2008.


Courtesy photo
Tammy Delaney and Jason Konopa are engaged
to be married.'


daughter, My'Kariah
Danesha Temiyah, at 12:49
p.m. on Feb. 4, 2008, at -
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
My'Kariah weighed 6
pounds, 12 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Ella Williams of Avon Park.
Paternal grandmother is
Lauren Harris of Avon Park.

Cristian Hernandez
Maria Hernandez and
Arturo Acuja announce the
birth of a son, Cristian
Cuenca, at 7:46 p.m. on Feb.
12, 2008, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Cristian weighed 8 pounds,
4 ounces and measured 20%
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Silveria Teltez and Erasto
Hernandez.
Paternal grandparents are
Ofelia Acuna Licona and
Ezequiel Cuenca Hernandez.

Jacob Jackson
Miquette and Bobby
Jackson of Wauchula
announce the birth of a son,
Jacob Mitchell, at 8:25 p.m.
on Feb. 6, 2007, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Jacob weighed 7 pounds,
13 ounces and measured 20%
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Michael and Shirley McCoy
of Wauchula.
Paternal grandparents are
Elwood and Pam Merchant of
Wauchula.

Thomas Mercer
Amanda and Roger Mercer
of Lake Placid announce the
birth of a son, Thomas John
"T.J.," at 8:19 p.m. on Feb.


8, 2008, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center, .
Sebring.
Thomas weighed 8 pounds,
12 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Judy Hanson.
Paternal grandparents are
Patsy Ann McDonald and
Gregory McDonald. Paternal
great-grandmother is Ethel
Fisher.

Kayona Newman
Victoria and George
Newman of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Kayona Chanell, at
1:21 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kayona weighed 5 pounds
and measured 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents are
Elaine Walker and Robert
Walker of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Sherliey Newman and Mrs.
Jackie Walker of Sebring.

Jarrett Smith
Monica .and Dustin Smith
of Sebring announce'the birth
of a son, Jarrett Lane, at
10:32 a.m. on Feb. 1,2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Jarrett weighed 8 pounds,
7 ounces and measured 21%'
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Judy and Jessie Crawford of
Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are
Paula Drake and Billy Smith
of Sebring.

Elijah Thomas
Rosie Thomas of Lake
Placid announces the birth of
a son, Elijah John, on Feb. 2,
2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Rosie weighed 6 pounds,
10 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Diana Willis and Cleotis
Harris of Lake Placid.


Courtesy photo
Kristin Peterson and Kristopher
Fincher are engaged to be married.


Kegley-Kilham
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Kegley of Sebring
announce the engagement of their daughter,
Allison Elizabeth of Watertown, Mass., to James
Kilham, also of Watertown.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the College of
Wooster in Wooster,
Ohio. She works in
the Investor
S Ii Relations group at
Bain Capital in
Boston.
The groom-elect is a graduate of Boston
University and is employed as a senior verifica-
tion engineer with SiCortex, Inc. in Maynard,
Mass.
A wedding in Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island
is planned for Dec. 6, 2008.


Courtesy photo
Sonya Butler and Donnie Goins are
engaged to be married.


Fincher-Peterson
Kristin Ann Peterson and Kristopher Ray Fincher
are engaged to be married.
The bride-elect is a resident of Allen, Texas. She
is the daughter of Kirk and Ruth Ann Peterson of
Allen.
The groom-elect is a
resident of Sebring. He
is the son of Ken and
Boon Fincher of 5.
Sebring.
The bride-elect graduated from the University of
Arkansas in 2007.
The groom-elect graduated from the John Brown
University in 2005 and is employed by Sebastian &
Associates.
A wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. Saturday,
-March 15, in Plano, Texas.


Courtesy photo
Alison Kegley and James Kilham are
engaged to be married.


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Ie & Nutrition


Curves makes quilts for

Project Linus


DearRPharmacist
Suzy Cohen


Foods that cause

kidney stones

Question: I've had kidney
stones and was told to avoid
calcium by my doctor, and
foods high in oxalicc acid."
He also said to eat less meat
and more carbs. I've been
reading you for years so I
wonder, do you agree with *
this?
W.P., Decatur, Ill.
Answer: There are many
beliefs about the cause of kid-
ney stones, undoubtedly one
of the most painful conditions
a person can experience. I
agree that taking calcium sup-
plements may be a problem
because of the type of calci-
um used. However, avoiding
foods rich in natural calcium
could weaken your bones and
lead to high blood pressure.
Calcium is good for the
body; the problem is that
some stones contain a lot of
"calcium oxalate," hence the
warning. Most oxalatess"
readily dissolve in fluid (like
salt in water), but excessive
amounts of oxalates can form
crystals that precipitate out
and, voila, you now have a
stone that could lodge in your
bladder or kidney. It's simple
chemistry.
So, yes, cut down on foods
rich in oxalic acid such as
coffee, regular tea (herbal tea
is fine), cocoa, spinach,
rhubarb, almonds, cashews,
plantains.
As for meat versus carbs?
The studies that debate this
will make your head spin. It
seems to me that meat and
dairy lovers tend to suffer
more from stones (and gout)
than vegetarians.

Question: I have been
experiencing terrible allergy
symptoms and a runny nose,
and my doctor prescribed
Veramyst. I squirt this in my
nose. It's too expensive
($102!), so I can't continue it.
Is there an alternative?
S.G., Silver Spring, Md.
Answer: You and 40 mil-
lion Americans have to deal
with allergies and most peo-
ple opt for over-the-counter
antihistamines like Zyrtec or.
Claritin. A month's supply
costs about $20, even less if
you opt for store brand gener-
ics. Veramyst, the prescrip-
tion medication you refer to
is an inhalable steroid that
you squirt up the nose and,
yes, you do have alternatives.
Veramyst is the newest
allergy drug and it's heavily
promoted. It's a man-made
steroid that works in the lin-
ing of the nose and helps
reduce swelling and all the
misery associated with aller-
gies. Its older cousins include
Rhinocort, Nasalide,
Nasacort, Nasonex and
Flonase. These should be
cheaper because they are
older or they have a generic
available.
As a matter of fact,
Flonase (fluticasone propi-
onate) is virtually identical to
Veramyst (fluticasone
furoate). The generic copy of
Flonase only costs about $65
compared to Veramyst, which
is $100 or more for a month's
supply.
While Veramyst holds the
advantage of once-daily dos-
ing, its expensive price tag
means that people on a budg-
et may go without medicine
altogether. In your case, have
your physician call in a new
prescription for Flonase.
Because your pharmacy can
dispense this drug in its
generic form, you may be
able to afford it.

This information is not intend-
ed to treat, cure or diagnose
your condition. Suzy Cohen is
the author of'The 24-Hour
Pharmacist.'


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Courtesy photo
Ladies at the North
Sebring Curves have been
busy since October quilt-
ing, knitting and crocheting
blankets for a donation to
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division's Pediatric Unit.
Inspired by 'Project
Linus,', Curves coach
Kristin Griffith put a sign
up and more than a dozen
ladies responded. They
completed more than 20
handmade blankets to
comfort children and
'donated them on Valen-
tines Day. Pictured are:
Florida Hospital Pediatric
RN Raquel Maranan,
Florida Hospital Pediatric
RN Jennifer Garner,
Curves member Norma
Frank, Curves Coach
Kristin Griffith, Curves
owner Kathie Lawens and
member Jeanie McBride.


Dry eye syndrome is poorly understood


Dry eye syndrome is a mul-
tifactorial ocular disease that
is poorly understood by most
people. An estimated 20-30
million people in the United
States are believed to have
early stage signs/symptoms of
dry eyes with advanced dry
eye affecting approximately 6
million. Women are affected
twice as often as men, and the
disease appears to be more
common in those 45 years of
age and older. Those. with dia-
betes or immunocompromised
conditions also have a higher
incidence.
Various environmental fac-
tors affect dry eye syndrome.
Visual tasks such as computer
use, reading, or watching T.V.
will exacerbate symptoms.
Systemic medications includ-
ing antihistamines, blood
pressure medications, thyroid
medications, antianxiety med-
ications, and hormone ,
replacement therapy will also
aggravate dry eyes. Drinking
alcohol or living in a dry, arid
locale doesn't help either.
Patients also need to be aware
of the location of air condi-
tioner vents, ceiling fan place-
ment, exhaust fumes, and
smoke in their environment,
as all of these can worsen the
effects of dry eye syndrome.
The tear film that coats the
eye is composed of three lay-
ers: a lipid layer, an aquaeous
layer, and a mucous layer. If
any of these becomes unsta-
ble, the result will be a dry
eye.
Symptoms of dry eye syn-
drome include sensitivity to
light, foreign-body sensation,
red eye, burning, excess tear-


Focal
Point
Dr. Valerie
Moulds


ing, or
sharp, stab-
bing pain.
Amazingly,
some
patients
present with
no symp-
toms, but
have obvi-
ous superfi-
cial corneal
damage on
examination.
This is


why you cannot treat dry eye
syndrome effectively based on
how you feel. By the time you
begin experiencing any of the
above symptoms, you have
usually been unacceptably dry
for quite some time. Once
diagnosed, you must faithfully
treat your condition whether
you have symptoms or not.
Just as with dry skin. you.
don't cure it, you manage it
with daily therapy.
Therapeutic approaches for
mild to moderate symptoms
include artificial tears, use of
hypoallergenic products,
patient counseling, and
increased water intake. In
cases of moderate to severe
symptoms including superfi-
cial corneal damage, treat-
ment may include gels, topi-
cal immunosuppressive med-
ications, topical steroids,
unpreserved tears, nutritional
support (i.e. flaxseed oil sup-
plements), and ointments.
Severe dry eye syndrome
may require oral tetracycline
and/or punctal plugs. Punctal
plugs are simply tiny devices
placed within the nasal open-
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what little lubrication the eye
is producing from draining
out of the eye as quickly.
Patients presenting with
severe symptoms and severe
corneal damage may require
oral immunosuppressive med-
ications, surgery, punctual
cautery, moisture goggles, or
oral anti-inflammatory med-
ications. Contact lens wear
should be discouraged for
those patients with severe dry
eye syndrome.
Patients usually need to be
followed every few weeks,
depending on the severity of
the symptoms, until an effec-
tive management plan can
take effect. Those with an
underlying chronic systemic
disease (i.e. rheumatoid
arthritis or sarcoidosis) may
need to be monitored more
closely. These patients seemtn
to struggle more with dry
eyes than those that aren't
immunosuppressed.

Valerie Moulds is a board certi-
fied optometric physician prac-
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tics and therapeutics.


Health Snapshots


Florida Hospital offers
'A Breath of Fresh Air'
SEBRING Florida
Hospital Heartland Division
presents "A'Breath of Fresh
Air," a program for care-
givers caring for loved ones
with memory impairment.
The program is from 9
a.m. to noon Wednesday,
Feb. 27, in Conference Room
1 at Florida Hospital, 4200
Sun 'N Lake Blvd.
Complimentary continental
breakfast will be provided.
Call 386-6476 to reserve a
seat at this free event. Space
is limited and reservations
are required.

Low Vision Information
Group meets Thursday
SEBRING The Low
Vision Information Group is
scheduled to meet at noon
Thursday in the clubhouse at
Sebring Village Mobile
Home Park on Schumacher
Road. Lunch will be avail-
able for purchase before the
meeting.
The featured speaker is
Ken Nelson from Magnifying
Solutions Inc., Largo. Nelson
will demonstrate the new
Acrobat LCD machine from
Enhanced Vision. He will
also have on hand a supply
of hand-held magnifiers and
other products for people
with vision problems.
Call 471-0052, 385-1196,
e-mail halloinc@embarq
mail.com for details.

Caregiver training in
Highlands planned
SEBRING The
Alzheimer's Association
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
has announced its upcoming
training for family care-
givers. All caregiver train-
ings will be at Crown Pointe
Assisted Living, 5005 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd. at 10 a.m.
Monday Topic:


Dementia One on One in
home program, covered by
Medicare. Offered by Florida
Home Health. Speaker: Kerry
Robinson.
Tuesday Topic:
Financial Planning/Questions
and Answers on Medicare
and Medicaid. Speaker:
Wayne McFarland,
.Diversified Financial
Concepts.
Thursday, Feb. 28 -
Topic: Safe Return/Medic
Alert Wanderers ID. Program.
How to prevent
wandering/Home Safety.
Speaker: Henry Cancel, Safe
Return program specialist,
Alzheimer's Association.
Feb. 29 Topic:
Caregiver Stress, Do's and
Don'ts when handling
Challenging Behaviors.
Speaker: Lisa Rodriguez,
program specialist,
Alzheimer's Association.
Call Lisa Rodriguez, pro-
gram specialist, at 385-3444
by Friday. Seating is limited.

Disaster Services
Course schedule
SEBRING The
American Red Cross,
Highlands County Service
Center will offer two upcom-
ing Disaster Services cours-
es.
Thursday Mobile
Home Damage Assessment
from 6-10 p.m.
Saturday Shelter
Simulation from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m.
Health & Safety courses
that are the upcoming calen-
dar include:
Monday Adult
CPR/Automated External
Defibrillator from 6-10 p.m.
Cost is $35.
Tuesday First Aid
Basics from 6-10 p.m. Cost
is $35.
All courses will be offered
at the Highlands County
Service Center, 106 Medical
Center Ave.


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Cl: L,&Organizations


Ridge Trails

Association

holds meeting

Special to the News-Sun//
SEBRING The annual
meeting of the Ridge Trails
Association wa\s held Jan. 31
at Inn on the Lakes.
Following the social hour, the
election of new board of
director members resulted in
the following additions:
Ronald Estabrook, Hank
Kowalski, Linda Riggs and
Rebecca Rousch.
The RTA is an all volunteer
501(c)(3) trails advocacy
organization. The association
mission is to insure the cre-
ation of well-managed inter-
connected county-wide trails
network. The proposed trails
are included in the Blueways,
Greenways. Trails and
Bikeways Master Map and
Plan for Highlands County
which has been approved by
the board of county commis-
sioners.
The RTA has participated in
many community activities to
insure the citizens are aware
of the goals and need for
members and participants to
render support. In 2006, the
Ridge Trails Association orig-
inated the Heartland
Triathlon, which has proven
to be a popular event.


Clubs Snapshots


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Coirtesy photo
Linda Riggs was presented the Ridge Trails Association
Outstanding Community Leader Award at the group's annual
meeting recently. Making the presentation was association
president Merritt O'Brien.
president Merritt O'Brien.


In 2007, the first annual
Big Canoe Challenge was
originated by the association
and generated enthusiastic
response. Plans are under way
to make the event bigger and
better in 2008. The RTA also
participated in Earth Day and
Healthy Kids Day to foster
awareness of participation in
outdoor activities. Youngsters
were also encouraged to par-
ticipate in the first "sand
sculpture contest" that was
held in conjunction with the


canoe races.
This year's recipient of the
RTA Outstanding Community
Leader Award was Linda
Riggs, owner of Sebring
Signs & Promotions. Her con-
tributions to the organization
were immeasurable in 2007.
Anyone interested can
access information at
www.ridgetrails.org or leave
a message at 382-3940. RTA
president Merritt O'Brien can
be reached at his business,
382-1136, for further details.


Legion Post 69 donates to Special STARS


News-Sun photo by CINDY MARSHALL
Special STARS Recreation Club President Ralph Meyers (right) thanks Sons of the
American Legion Squadron 69 Commander Al Klinger recently for making a $100 dona-
tion to Special STARS. Tom Houpe, finance officer for the Avon Park Legion, (left)
watches as the check is presented. The donation will be used to help provide sports and
recreational activities for more than 250 children and adults in Highlands County with
mental and physical disabilities.


Salvation Army honors 2007 volunteers


Courtesy photo
The Salvation Army of Highlands County hosted a lunch-
eon for GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring's Dress-A-Doll
committee. Three of the committee members were (from
left) Isabel Zografos, Betty Podmore, chairman, and
Barbara King.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING On Jan. 24, the
Salvation Army of Highlands
County hosted a luncheon at the
Sebring Civic Center to honor
the 2007 volunteers.
The General Federation of
Women's Clubs Woman's Club
of Sebring's Dress-A-Doll
Committee members were invit-
ed to attend in recognition of
the 594 hours this group spent
sewing clothing for the dolls
and bears program, and Club's
Christmas toys donation.
These items are placed on a
Christmas tree at the Wachovia
Bank-Ridgewood Drive in
December, and given to the
Salvation Army for their distri-
bution to organizations in
Highlands County.


Garden Club
of Sebring
SEBRING The Garden
Club of Sebring held their
annual plant sale at the
Roaring '20s Festival recent-
ly. Members contributed
plants to be sold and it was
well'stocked. Thanks to all
the hard working members,
the plants were displayed
very nicely. Several club
.members volunteered to help
throughout the day. George
and Sandy Smith, chairper-
sons, managed to keep every-
thing. flowing.
The painted rain barrel the
club raffled was won by Pat
Toemmes, and the orchid the
club raffled was won by
Michelle Kelley. The club
would like to thank everyone
who participated in these raf-
fles.
The proceeds from this
plant sale will be added to
the club's beautification
fund. The Garden Club helps
maintain the Sebring Civic
Center. Some of the plants
that were donated will be
planted at the center.
The Garden Club meets the
fourth Monday of the month
at the Sebring Civic Center.
A lunch is served, then there
will be an interesting pro-
gram followed by the busi-
ness meeting. If interested in
joining contact Gloria
Frances at 471-0657 or Anita
Bargar at 402-1552.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING The
Wednesday morning Tops FL
487, Sebring was called to
order after the chair exercises
with 26 Tops, four Kops and
two visiting Tops. Dianne
Eves and Pat Arkrey, all giv-
ing the pledges.
The chapter must have
started Valentine's Day early
because we had a net gain of
4.25 pounds. Best Loser was
Norma Holden with a two-
pound loss. The awarding of
charms to the Kops in leeway
for 12 straight weeks: Marge
Jobin and Alice Bowen.
Renewal charms for renew-
ing at a lighter weight are:
Ellie Tobias, Bette Gillett,
Sharon Geahlen.
Oh-Ohs for the week are:
peanuts, cookies and caramel
rice cakes and portion con-
trol.
The Mystery Gift was
returned and is now with
Joan Faria with three more
weeks to go. The 25-cent
contest had 14 winners at 40
cents each. Dorothy Hartman

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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 enve-
lope. Forms are available at the
News-Sun.
The submission deadline is
noon Friday to be considered for
publication in the following
Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the News-
Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. week-
days; fax to 385-2453; send e-
mail to editor@newssun.com; or
mail to Lifestyle Editor, News-
Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, FL 33870. For informa-
tion, call 385-6155, ext. 516.

won the 10-cent contest of
$2.80 this week. The
Attendance Box was
unwrapped by Joan Faria but
found another wrapper.
The "Pals for a Healthy
Heart" contest standings are:
First place, Rose Little,
Speedy Hibma, Kops Marge
Kingston with 12 points; sec-
ond place, a.tie of nine points
each are the teams of Nancy
LaJara, Ann Marvin, Kops
Alice Bowen and team
Sharon Geahlen, Shirley
Hickling, Kops Alice Bowen;
fourth place is LaRue
Shaffer, Pat Woods and Kops
Marge Jobin with six points.
Marge Kingston gave the
program on "Food Cravings."
Remember to "yield to
hunger, not to a craving."
For information, call 382-
7716 or 385-3155.

TOPS FL 632
SEBRING The Tops
Club meets every, Monday at
First Presbyterian 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
approximately one hour. For
mnori information, contact
Judy O'Boyle at 699-2986.
O'Boyle 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 51 members
present this week.
Weight losses were very
good again and the Best
Loser of the week was Betty
Kerpan. Norma Weida has-
lost four weeks in a row and
has another 10-pound loss.
Pauline Pfleiderer kept the
travel gift for the second
week. Frances Hixson took a
wrapper off the mystery gift
and Marge Sarafin won the


three-gift raffle.
"Yes Yeses" for the follow-
ing week are to eat bananas
two times, green beans twice
and the "No-No" is candy.
After a short business
meeting, Carolyn Rider pre-
sented the program "Happy
Birthday Tops!"

TOPS FL 733
SEBRING Tops FL 733
met at Highlands Ridge on
Feb. 15. The meeting was
called to order at 8 a.m. by
leader Carol Mitchell. The
Pledge of Allegiance and
Tops pledge were recited.
Thirty-one members
weighed in resulting in a net
loss of 8 1/2 pounds for the
week. As a club, the net loss
for the year is 121 pounds.
Cathy Daulby was the
biggest loser for the week
with 2 1/4 pounds.
The Partner's contest is
continuing. Goal slips were
distributed to those wishing
to set a small goal for the
month of March. ,
For a free visit or to join,
call 385-8723 or 471-2193.

Woman's Club of
Sebring
SEBRING The
Woman's Club of Sebring
met Jan. 14 at the club. The
Public Affairs Department
and committee members were
the host. The meeting was
opened by president Lois
Bechtold. Mary Brenner was
the group's song leader; she
was accompanied on the
piano by Verna Hall.
The program was present-
ed by Sgt. Monica Sauls -
D.A.R.E. officer for
Highlands County. Sauls told
about the history of D.A.R.E.
in Highlands County, her
involvement, and how this
program has impacted the
youth and adults in a very
positive way. Sauls says that
she "has found her niche"
with the D.A.R.E. program.
After hearing Sauls' talk,
members are convinced she
has, too.
Sauls grew up in Sebring.
her Girl Scout leader, Verna
Hall, was in the audience as
well as her mother, Louise
Sauls.
Patricia Wrzalinski was
initiated into the club. Past
president Alice Fraser is the
club's membership chairman.
Visitors are invited to join
our monthly meetings held
the second Monday of each
month, October through May.
Phone 385-4436 for addition-
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SEBRING The Inner
Wheel Club held its district
meeting at the Lakeside Tea
Room recently. Club mem-
bers from Avon Park, Haines
City, Fort Myers and St.
Thomas attended.
Guest speakers from The
Hanger Corporation, Ted
Pierce and one of his patients,
Andy, demonstrated some of
the prosthesis they make.
Andy uses a prosthesis for his
missing right leg and a
Myoelectric limb for his right
arm. He lost both of his limbs
in an accident two years ago.
The Inner Wheel Clubs in
the United States support a
foundation that helps to pro-
vide children with
Myoelectric limbs. Children
only a few months old can
learn to use these limbs. Some
were born missing their arms.
These limbs can make a huge
difference in their lives.


Courtesy photo
Ted Pierce, from Hanger Corp., demonstrates a Myoelectric
arm and hand for members of the Inner Wheel Club's dis-
trict meeting.


Audubon Science Coordinator, Dr. Paul Gray to

speak Feb. 26 at Highlands County meeting


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LAKE PLACID Dr. Paul Gray, science
coordinator of Audubon of Florida's Lake
Okeechobee Watershed Program, will be the
guest speaker at the Highlands County
Audubon meeting on Tuesday.
Audubon meets monthly, the fourth
Tuesday, at the Masonic Lodge on the
corner of Main and Park streets in
Lake Placid. "
A covered dish dinner begins at 6:30
p.m., followed by a brief business
meeting and Dr. Paul Gray at 7:30
p.m. (
Gray was with the Game and Fish
Commission in Okeechobee for three years
before coming with Audubon for the past 12
years. He works with agency teams on vari-
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region, including projects on me Everglades,
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries, Lake
0 and Kissimmee Valley.


Gray, principal author of Audubon's "2007
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restoration efforts were significantly under-
sized.
SAudubon was able to get many of
those conclusions embedded in, the
Northern Everglades legislation of
2008. Audubon's predictions have
been confirmed by new calculations in
the northern Everglades effort.
Ongoing work includes designing
Gray projects to make up for shortfalls, to
restore Lake Okeechobee, the St.
Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and the
Everglades itself.
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SEBRING RECREATION CLUB
Chapman Chamberlin
SEBRING Before we
start, let us take this opportu-
nity to thank Irene Bushee for
sharing your husband's, John,
time with us. She has to be the
most giving lady in our area
to have a husband work and
be gone as much as he does
for the club.
Pat Turner is now out of the
hospital and doing well we
have been told. Sharon
Rohman is having a bad time
with her back. Both of these
ladies should be kept in your
prayers.
Have you found the recre-
ation club in Sebring yet? It is
not too late to get in on the
fun. The summer shuffleboard
tournaments season is yet to
come. Line dancing is all in
line with a few more openings
left.
Don't be in a hurry. Don't
miss a chance to hide. Don't
be in a hurry to shoot. Be sure
to aim where you want the
disc to go. Follow through
with your stroke reaching out
a full arm's length. Relax
your arm and cue. Be aggres-
sive if you have the hammer.
Learn what all of this means
and more by signing up for
lessons. This is all written but
it is much easier and more fun
to learn'by joining the club
and playing while you learn.
Park play is so much fun
and a good place to start, but
you can learn much more at
the club. You can also learn
tournament play if you so
desire. You start off as an
amateur and if you shoot and
win in tournaments enough
you then become a state ama-
teur. You do not have to be
wealthy to become a good
shuffleboard player. Money
does not play much of a role
in this sport. If you have
never tried shuffleboard come
some Saturday to our world
'cfass ice cream shuffle. Bring
a'friend or two to make you
more comfortable. If you are a
Florida resident, you should
join now to get set for the
summer.
The Hobby Club has been
working some on a club
scrapbook. They have some
club history and some nice
pictures they have compiled
so far, even some clippings
from the paper are found in
them.
Line dancing has lessons
starting at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday before regular
dancing. So if you want to
learn or are a little rusty, this
is your chance for lessons.
Lessons will be through
March unless many more join
and want them.
Remember, we are not a


Ready to do it again after 50 years


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Buttonwood Bay residents.Grace (from left) and Norbert Stang; William and Margaret
Morris; Judith and Robert Marks; Sharon and William Jones (not pictured) share a
laugh Saturday morning before rehearsing for a wedding vow renewal ceremony sched-
uled for later in the evening. Six couples who were all married sometime in 1958 cele-
brated their 50th wedding anniversaries together as a group. Each couple was honored
with a special luncheon, a personalized memory book, renewed vows and an evening of
dancing. Also not pictured were Fred and Marna Fink and Dean and Arlene Rusmisel.


fair weather club or seasonal,
but we are having recreation
all year. Some people think
that we are' winter only, but
we are meeting only in the
winter so everybody's heard.
Cards, line dancing, table ten-
nis and shuffleboard go on for
12 months a year. The desk is
not staffed as activity does
drop off a little in the summer.
Stop by the desk Monday-
Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, to
check what's up for the week.
A word of thanks goes to all
that have set up the courts for
the leagues on Wednesdays.
March 4 is park tourna-
ment. Ten teams made it in
this year. Stop by to see how
other park teams look. This
will be a fun day for those that
compete in this event. We are
at 333 Pomegranate Ave.
(behind the police station).

TOWN & COUNTRY MHP
Janet Day

SEBRING We were
pleased to welcome a new res-
ident into the park at our
recent homeowners associa-
tion meeting Stuart
MacCracken, formerly of
West Palm area, has pur-
chased and moved into Nancy
Stetler's home on Town and
Country Boulevard. We wel-
come you, Stuart, and trust
you will join the activities
available in the park.
Several items were covered
during the February home-
owners association meeting.
Janet Johns and Tom
Bogacyzk will be conducting
the annual audit of our trea-


surer's books during
February. A committee has
been formed to review current
park rules and make recom-
mendations for beneficial
changes or additions and dele-
tions. Wendy Caruso-Johnson
is chairing this committee.
The state-sponsored Mobile
Home Enhancement Program
was discussed and questions
responded to. Many thanks to
Janet Johns for accepting the
position of editor for our park
newsletter. Our kudos to Mary
Beth Carby, former editor, for
her years of service. Also
thanks to Bette Chapel and
helpers for compiling the
interim editions. We appreci-
ate all for their dedication and
service.
It was great receiving an
immediate response to the
recent passage of the Property
Tax Reform Amendment con-
cerning our eligibility for
$25,000 exemption on our
mobile home attachments. Be
sure to return your exemption
letter to the Highlands County
Property Appraiser before
April 1. I say congratulations
to that office for their prompt-
ness. Quite amazing that gov-
ernment can move so rapidly!
Our park men did a fantas-
tic job preparing and serving
breakfast on Feb. 9. Hal
Johnson sure stirs up a deli-
cious sausage gravy on great
biscuits. The pancakes and
sausage were tasty as well.
Service was with a smile and
plenty of jokes so a fun time
of fellowship. Be sure to join
the breakfast group in March.
Join the ladies of the park
for lInch 11:30 a.m. today,


Scoreboard


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. 13 were
as follows: First place, Sylvia
Eberhardt; second place, Pete
Theobald; and third place,
Orville Johnson.,

Golden Seniors
SEBRING The Golden
Seniors met Feb. 14 at
Sandy's on the Circle with
five tables for bridge.
Winners were: First place,
Dorothy Burgermeister; sec-
ond place, Carol Huber; and
third place, Charles L. Terry.
For more information, call
471-1287.

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.
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.
. At the match on Feb. 13
Rangemasters Will Asbury
and Gary Plants set up the
shooting positions and targets
with a possible score of 130
points.
In the Open Sight Group -
First place, Jay Port shot a
perfect score of 130. Tying
for second place were Gary
Behrendt and Will Asbury
with 128 points each. Tying
for fourth place were Glen
McCollum and Don Gibbs
with 123 points each.
In the Iron Sight Group -
First place, Chuck Stoeffler
with 108 points. Tying for
second place Were Ken
Walker and John Wade with
98 points each. Tying for
fourth place were Ken
Stanton and Harold Fosnaugh
with 93 points each.


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each Wednesday at Jim's
Pistolarrow on U.S. 98. New
shooters are always welcome.
Call 655-4505 for more
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Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING Wednesday
Party Bridge Club winners
were : First place, L'aurie
LaBerge; second place, Bill
Tedford; and third place,
Sandra Wickstrom.
Thursday Duplicate Bridge
winners were: First place,
Jeanne Sisson and Laurie
LaBerge; second place,
Sandra and Eric Wickstrom;
and third place, Grace Swan
and Louise Teltenburg.


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Feb. 20, at Caddyshack.
Contact Ann Purdy with any
questions.
Regular activities proceed
well cards Monday
evening; shuffleboard
Tuesday and Friday evening
(always seeking new shuf-
flers); games Wednesday
evening; bingo on Thursday;
10 a.m. Bible study on Friday;
men's cards on Friday
evening. Come join in the fun
and enjoy good camaraderie.
Today, Feb. 20, we will
share a potluck supper with
SkyMed representatives. You
can receive some great infor-
mation and enjoy the varied
dishes our cooks prepare.
Ham will be furnished by
SkyMed reps. Join us at 5
p.m.
Our big park-wide yard
sales are on Saturday, Feb. 23,
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy coffee
and doughnuts, hot dogs and
hamburgers at the clubhouse.
Bake sale items will also be
sold. Parking is available on
Cooper Street -and Connie's
Beauty Shop. Golf cart serv-
ice will be provided for those
unable to walk around the
park. Check out the model
homes and resales as you
travel around seeking the
unique items available.
For we who claim New
York State as our native
home, remember the NYS
reunion at Homer's
Restaurant on Thursday,
March 6, at 11:30 a.m. You
are sure to meet someone you
haven't seen in years. Always
a lot of fun.
Bob Hull of Town and
Country Boulevard had exten-

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GUIDELINES: The News-Sun
publishes residential communi-
ty news on Wednesdays on the
Friends & Neighbors page.
Photos are accepted and are
returned when accompanied by
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The submission deadline is
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Wednesday's paper.
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Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. week-
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Tampa. Our prayers and best
wishes are extended to him
and wife Kathy. We trust his
recuperation progresses well.
Remember to wish Georgie
Kreuser a good day on Feb.
22; and Wanda Bogaczyk on
Feb. 23. Best wishes for a
great birthday, ladies!

TROPICAL HARBOR
Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID Bob and
Arlene Clous.ton hosted
Monday Coed Coffee and
Louise Smith emceed on Feb.
11. Doughnuts were enjoyed
with our coffee provided by
Medical Air Services
Association. Amy Lanpher
gave a presentation following
coffee regarding their services
and we heard testimonials
from several residents who
have used their services.
George Susco asked us to
please observe the watering
restrictions. About 20 resi-
dents received warnings this
week and if they continue to
abuse the watering restric-
tions, they will receive a $100
fine.
Please observe the speed
limit and be patient. Night
walkers, please use a flash-
light so you are visible to oth-
ers traveling the community.
We welcomed visitors, Bud
Hathaway's granddaughters.
Alice Jacobson, filling in
for our Sunshine chairman,
announced there are care
cards to sign for Joan
Peterson, Jim Maynard and
Diane Ostler. There is a con-
dolence card to sign for Ray
Boyd, who passed away
recently in Texas.
Wendy Hagg announced
that 211 were served at the
Military Support Group's
Soup and Sandwich meal this
month. Everyone enjoyed the
food and entertainment
offered.
Birthday and anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang
"Happy Birthday" to Shirley
Zoglmann. We sang "Happy
Anniversary" to Jake and
Cheron Piper and to Ed and
Melanie Clawson. Our thanks
go out to Virginia Tharp for
accompanying us on the
piano.


The next dance will be held
on Feb. 23 with the L&L
Band playing again. Theme
for this will be FANtastic. So
dress in your favorite team
uniform, hat, bring banners,
etc.
The date of the Casino
Cruise has been changed to
Thursday, Feb. 28, as there
were not enough people to fill
the bus. If you are interested,
contact Peggy Sue Teague.
The Computer. Club will
hold their annual chili dinner
on Thursday, March 6, at 6
p.m. at the clubhouse. Tickets
are available from any com-
puter club member or from
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
Saturday, March 15, at 7 p.m.
Tickets will soon be available
at coffees.
Please note a change of
date for the March dinner. It
will be Monday, March 17, at
6 p.m. with corned beef and
cabbage.
Thursday, March 27, will
be the date of the Ohio,
Kentucky, (and other states)
state dinner. More informa-
tion will be available at cof-
fees.
There is a March Follies
planned at the clubhouse on
Saturday, March 29. If you
are interested in participating,
contact Ann Rissmiller or sign
up on the sheet at the club-
house.
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. 12 was emceed by
Eunice Brown and coffee was
made by :Eunice Browne.
A-ilene Clouston has tickets -
for an upcoming fashion show
on Saturday, Feb. 23, spon-
sored by Trinity Lutheran
Church in Lake Placid.
Eunice Brown announced that
former resident, Ruth
Gaylard, recently celebrated
her 90th birthday in Canada
and is doing well.


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Sebring streaks by Lake Placid

By DAN HOEHNE Though the stingier Lake play. ing and eventually coming in .
daniel.hoehiie@newssun.con Placid defense and a strong With two out, Dragon on a Shoop fielder's choice. 5
SEBRING -The final score performance from Dragon catcher Ashley Paeplow sent But it was the sixth when
might not reveal it, but starter Maribel Garza may hard shot toward left field, the Streak bats got going to
Monday night's 10-0 win by have had something to, do Diving to make the stop, put the game away.
the Lady Blue Streaks over with that as well. Grimaldo pivoted on her Luke walked and come in
Lake Placid showed a marked The Lady Streaks, however, knees and made the throw when Helms ripped a triple to
improvement for the Lady did get on the board quickly, across the infield where left-center.
Dragons since they last when Nikki Helms tripled Hannahl Shoop scooped it up Helms scored on a wild
played Sebring and fell 16-1 home Melissa Luke. to record the out. pitch before Sami Lower was E
on Feb. 7. Helms then came in to Sebring then tacked on a hit by a pitch, stole second
"All our games have been score on! a wild pitch before run in the bottom of the and moved to third when the
rained out since then," freshman Amanda Grimaldo inning with Priscilla Adams throw got away.
Dragon head coach Marilyn blasted one over the left-field coming in on a wild pitch, butnknocked
Jones said. "So this is our first wall for a 3-0 lead. further damage was avoided Lower in and scored herself
game since then." Things went quietly for the when Paeplow alertly threw on a Wendy Negrin base-
On a windy night with next few innings, save for a behind a runner at third for an Karrie Dudek walked and News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
intermittent showers, the short rain delay, though the inning-ending pick-off. Shoop singled to load the Blue Streak freshman Amanda Grimaldo is greeted at home
Sebring offense was also a bit top of the fourth saw Another run was added in plate after sending one over the left-field fence in Monday's
come-and-go early on. Grimaldo make a remarkable the fifth with Grimaldo walk- See STREAKS, page 3C 10-0 win over Lake Placid.


Junior College Softball


SFCC drops two


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK The South
Florida Community College
Panthers softball team
dropped two in a double
header against the Indian
River Pioneers Tuesday night
at Panther Stadium.
Errors cost the Panthers the
first game and the 3-0 loss.
The Pioneers were able to
net one run off an error in the
run in the top of the second
and two more runs in the top
of the third.
The girls from The River
would get three more hits
before the game was out, but
the Panther defense and the
solid pitching of Addie
Tallman would keep them
from scoring again.
The Lady Panthers would
net four hits, but left runners
on base in the bottom of the
fourth and fifth before being
i put away by the Pioneers.
The second match-up of
the evening was all about the
bats.


At.first look, the Panthers
seemed to be holding their
own, allowing just one run
in the top of the second.
But looks can be deceiv-
ing, and a Pioneer hitting
rally in the top of the third,
with a two-run homer by
Indian River's Cindy Cuare,
left the SFCC women down
8-0 before it was over.
A. rattled South Florida
would give up one more in
the top of the fourth, giving
up 11 hits before the game
was over.
A poor fielder's choice in
the bottom of the fifth
would allow Panther Lora
Helton to score, but the
SCFF crew could not pull
out another run and left two
runners on base.
The game ended at that
point on a mercy call and
the Panthers down 9-1.
The Lady Panthers next
game will be at Central
Florida Community College
in Ocala Thursday, Feb. 21,
at 7 p.m.


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE-
Lady Panther Kristin Salinder was safe on this play at
third base in Tuesday's double-header opening game.
SFCC, though, was downed in both games by the visiting
Indian River Pioneers, 3-0 and 9-1.


'Run for Your Heart' 5K results


,Overall Male Winner: Stuart
Galloway 17:19
Male MasterWinner: Terry
Engle 22:19
Overall Female Winner:
Amanda Smith 23:03
Female. Master Winner:
Rosemary Rodriquez 25:10

Male Age Group Award
Winners: (5-7) Logan Million
48:23, Michael Edgemon 48:40;
(8-10) Mason. Million 38:19,
Jack Edgemon 38.21, Jake
Dougherty 45:41; (11-14) Alex
Miller 28:45, Harvey Jones
36:58; (15-19) Ethan Andrews
32:09; (20-24) Justin Aeder
25:00; '(25-29) Bobby Respress
21:83,.Trey Christy 21:55; (30-
34) Joshua Zahlner 21:38, Carl
Canevari 28:27, Chris Scheeren
31:54; (35-39) Doug Morton
17:50, Hiram Ohregon 24:08,
Jean Dolan 28:17; ,(40-44)
Thomas Dougherty 27:46,
Alredo Perez 31:51, Ron
McMahon 53:04; (45-49)
Lawrence Luepschen 25:50,
Walter Kohl 28:18, Alberto
Hernandez 37:00; (50-54)


Francis Dalto 23:18, Richard
Percy 27:53, Ray Trudell 29:38;
(55-59) Charlie Potter 26:00,
Tom Wrenn 28:42, Ed Christy
44:50: (60-64) Richard Rucker
26:38, Earl Bostey 30:17, Robert
Master 37:48; (65-69) George
Gunn 53:47, Thomas Dougherty
54:00; (70-74) Loyd Coleman
38:24; (75-79) Arvid Slotness
37:25, Joe Bird 44:55; (80+)
Ralph Bell 33:41.

Female Age Group Award
Winners: (5-7) Jaydee Hannah
Grice 42:22, Hailey McMahan
52:03, Caitlyn Byrd 53:53; (11-
14) Amaia Unanue 31:45, Tamra
McMahon 52:19; (20-24) Nicole
Screws 33:29, Jennifer Rivera
38:41, Aime Alfinda 41:44: (25-
29) Shanda Scheeren 34:20,
Laura Holbrook 40:26; (30-34)
Carolyn Cooper 26:29, Sharla
Elliott 40:01, Gail Byrd 53:53;
(35-39) Evelyn Perez 27:13,
Alison Schiewe 27:25, Teresa
Nicolai 34:04; (40-44) Peggy
Sueppel 25:30, Donna Dinapoli
25:53, Susie Whitehouse 29:30;
See RESULTS, page 3C


Sebring,


A.R meet


on courts

News-Sun photo by
ED BALDRIDGE
Sebring's Nikhil
Roghaveeru sends this
forehand return across
the net as Sebring and
Avon Park squared off
in an early-season,
inter-county battle at
both the SFCC and Sun
'N Lake tennis courts.
Final results, however,
were not available at
press time.


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Runners of all ages and skill levels came out to Saturdays
First Annual Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce
'Run for your Heart' 5k family run/walk. The mostly uphill
miles provided a challenge while twisting around the beauti-
ful downtown area of Lake Placid, beginning and ending in
DeVane Park.


Nail-biters in L.P. Senior League


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The Lake
Placid Marine team built a
commanding 13-3 lead in the
early innings and then had to
come from behind to defeat
the hard-charging Schooni's
Family Restaurant team in the
Lake Placid Senior Softball
League play on Monday Feb.
18 at the Lake June Ball
fields.
The Schooni's team started
chipping away at Lake Placid
Marine's enormous lead from
the fourth through 'sixth
innings when they took a 14-
13 lead.
The lead held until the bot-
tom of the seventh, when
Lake Placid Marine scored


the tying run.
Schooni's failed to score in
the last inning with the top of
the order coming up for Lake
Placid Marine.
George Quay and Cal
Bready who were each 3-for-4
on the day, got hits.
Larry Lane then ran for
Cal, ending up on third base
with one out and a runner on
first.
Schooni's just barely
missed completing a double
play to end the inning when
'the winning run scored.
In addition to scoring the
winning run, Lane had three
hits and Roger Lynch had a
home run among his two hits
for the winners.


Don Cunningham led off
the game with a home run for
Schooni's and had two more
hits during the game.
Paul Stephenson, Bob
Sheets, and Cliff Blumi were
all 3-for-4 and Drew Whitaker
was 3-for-3 including a dou-
ble in the loosing effort.
Play on the other field was
also close, going down to the
last out as the Central
Security team held on for a
15-14 win over the league-
leading Michelle Yates
Insurance team.
The Central Security
offense was well balanced
with Dana Hurlbut going 4-
for-4 and Tom Walsh, Ray
Heisenberg, and John Miller


going 3-for-4 for the day.
Yates was led at the plate
by Charley Quinn who had a
4-for-4 day, Duke Hensley
with two doubles and a triple,
Eli Rivera, with a courtesy
runner was 3-for-4 with a
double and Fred Moore with
.three hits for the clay.
In spite of, the loss,
Michelle Yates maintains a
half-game lead over
Schooni's with records of 6-4
and 5-4, respectively, while
Lake Placid Marine and
Central Security are now tied
for third place with records of
5-5 and the idle Seminole Tire
team remained at 3-6.


Photo by
Britney White
Cory Watts catches
a little air Sunday
at the Highlands
County BMX track
in Avon Park, win-
ning the 17-18
year old expert
moto. More than
2,000 people
(including racers
and their support
crews) attended the
three-day Florida
State Qualifier, an
event that draws
competitors from
across the state.
Points earned in
the series lead up
to the state champ-
ship in May,
explained Britney
White who used to
race across the
country as a pro.








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2C Wednesday, February 20, 2008


ON DECK

THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Lake Placid, 6 p.m.; Boys
Tennis vs. Braden River, SFCC, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis at Braden River, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Hardee, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Hardee, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY:Track and Field at Frostproof,TBA
MONDAY: JV Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 6 p.m.


THURSDAY: Baseball at Avon Park, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Avon Park, 6 p.m.; Softball
at Moore Haven 5/7 p.m.; BoysTennis at LaBelle, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. LaBelle, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Softball vs. All Saints, 6:30 p.m.;
MONDAY: Baseball vs. Sebring, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Avon Park, 6 p.m.
Lake Placid



r n THURSDAY: BoysTennis at DeSoto, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. DeSoto, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at DeSoto, 6 p.m.; Softball at DeSoto,
5/7 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Pendleton, 6 p.m.; Softball at
Sebring Booker, 6:30 p.m.; GirlsTennis at Hardee, 4 p.m.



TODAY: Baseball at Polk Community College, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball at Central Florida Comunity College, 2 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. CCBC-Dundalk (Maryland) Double Header, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs University ofTampa (BTeam), Double Header, Chicken Dinner, 1
SFCC p.m.


SPORTS BRIEFS


LP. Miracle League dinics
LAKE PLACID The Miracle League
of Lake Placid has made plans to conduct
baseball clinics throughout the spring
season.
The first clinic will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 23.
The clinic is from 9-11:00 a.m. All
athletes and buddies are invited out to the
Lake June ball fields for a day of learn-
ing and fun.
Baseball stations will be set up around
the field.
Stations for fielding, hitting and throw-
ing will be conducted by the coaches
from this past season.
The second set of clinics will be held
Saturday, March 15 from 9-11:00 a.m.
For more information about the
Miracle League, visit our website at
www.miracleleagueoflakeplacid.com,
contact John Komasa at 441-1586 or
Adela Casey at 441-0226.
Also, see the website for registration
forms for the 2008 fall season. .;,
Lake-Placid Youth BaseballO
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 p.m.
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.


Lake Placid Fun Shoot
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid
Christian School's 2nd Annual Fun Shoot
will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 12 at
Square One Sporting Clay Club.
Come out and support our school and
have some fun. If you Oo not want to par-
ticipate in the clay shooting, come join us '
for a prime rib and jumbo shrimp lunch
with a donation of $15.
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, 33870.
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. 23,
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.
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 3824
2134. Business sponsorships are also
available. Previous years events have
resulted in a full-field of players so early
registration is encouraged.


STATS & STANDINGS


Avon Park


Calgary at Phoenix, late
Wednesday's Games
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
San Jose at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Calgary at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
NCAA Men's Basketball

The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Feb. 17, total points based on
25 points for a first-place vote through


UVE SPORTS ON TV


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY
North Carolina at North Carolina State .......... ESPN
Marquette at St. Johns ................ . . ESPN2
Kansas State at Nebraska ............... . ESPN2
THURSDAY
Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN
Massachusetts at Rhode Island .............. ESPN2
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NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 41 9 .820 -
Toronto 28 23 .54913%
New Jersey 23 30 .43419%
Philadelphia 23 30 .43419%
New York 15 37 .288 27
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 33 21 .611 -
Washington 25 27 .481 7
Atlanta 21 28 .429 9%Y2
Charlotte 19 34 .35813%Y
Miami 9 42 .17622%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 39 13 .750 -
Cleveland 29 23 .558 10
Chicago 21 31 .404 18
Indiana 21 32 .39618%Y
Milwaukee 19 34 .358 20%
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
New Orleans 36 15 .706 -
San Antonio 34 17 .667 2
Dallas 35 18 .660 2
Houston 32 20 .615 4%
Memphis 14 38 .26922%
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 34 19 .642 -
Denver 32 20 .615 1%
Portland 28 24 .538 5%
Seattle 13 38 .255 20
Minnesota 10 41 .196 23
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Phoenix 37 16 .698 -
L.A. Lakers 35 17 .673 1%
Golden State 32 20 .615 4%
Sacramento 23 28 .451 13
L.A. Clippers 17 33 .34018%

Sunday's Game
East All-Stars 134, West All-Stars 128
Monday's Games
No games scheduled
Tuesday's Games
New York at Washington, late
Houston at Cleveland, late
Orlando at Detroit, late
Philadelphia at Minnesota, late
Charlotte at San Antonio, late
Boston at Denver, late
Golden State at Utah, late
Memphis at Seattle, late
Sacramento at Portland, late
Atlanta at Lakers, late
Wednesday's Games
Orlando at Toronto, 7 p.m,
Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m.
New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Chicago at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Atlanta at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 34 21 5 73161143
Pittsburgh 33 21 5 71174159
N.Y. Rangers 30 24 7 67152149
Philadelphia 30 24 5 65 184 171
N.Y. Islanders 28 25 7 63150 174
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Ottawa 34 20 5 73 201 175
Montreal 32 19 9 73186167
Boston 29 23 6 64152158
Buffalo 28 23 8 64173166
Toronto 24 27 9 57165193
Southeast Division
W L OT Pts.GF GA
Carolina 30 28 4 64181 198
Atlanta 29 28 4 62165195
Washington 28 26 6 62 171 185
Florida 27 28 6 60 167 175
Tampa Bay 25 28 6 56171 193
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 42 15 5 89199136
Nashville 31 23 7 69176168
St. Louis 27 22 9 63152163
Columbus 27 25 9 63 149 161
Chicago, 27 25 6 60165164
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Minnesota 34 21 4 72167160
Calgary 29 22 8 66170174
Vancouver 29 22 8 66157152
Colorado 30 25 5 65165166
Edmonton 27 28 5 59 160 178
Pacific Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Dallas 37 21 5 79183155
Anaheim 33 23 7 73156157
San Jose 31 20 8 70154146
Phoenix 31 25 4 66168164
.Los Angeles 25 34 3 53176205
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Sunday's Games
Chicago 2, Colorado 1
N.Y. Rangers 3, San Jose 1
Dallas 1, Detroit 0
Pittsburgh 4, Buffalo 1
St. Louis 5, Columbus 1
Montreal 5, Philadelphia 3
Anaheim 4, Calgary 2
Minnesota 5, Nashville 4, OT
Monday's Games
New Jersey 5, Carolina 1
N.Y. Islanders 3, San Jose 2
Detroit 4, Colorado 0
Phoenix 4, Los Angeles'O
Tuesday's Games
Boston at Carolina, late
Florida at Pittsburgh, late
N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, late
Philadelphia at Ottawa, late
Columbus at Toronto, late
Chicago at St. Louis, late
Edmonton at Nashville, late
Vancouver at Minnesota, late


one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-
vious ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Memphis (72) 25-0 1,800 1
2. Tennessee 23-2 1,699 4
3. North Carolina 24-2 1,592 5
4. Kansas 24-2 1,567 3
5. Duke 22-2 1,519 2
6. UCLA 22-3 1,498 6
7. Texas 21-4 1,31011
8. Butler 24-2 1,228 9
9. Stanford 21-4 1,156 7
10. Xavier 21-4 1,12212
11. Wisconsin 21-4 1,03315
12. Georgetown 20-4 989 8
13. Connecticut 20-5 925 17
14. Purdue 21-5 877 19
15. Indiana 21-4 796 13
16. Drake 23-2 612 14
17. Washington St.20-5 581 21
18. Louisville 20-6 543 23
19. Michigan St. 20-5 503 10
20. Vanderbilt 22-4 432 24
21. Notre Dame 19-5 361 20
22. Texas A&M 20-5 345 16
23. Saint Mary's 22-3 302 25
24. Kansas St. 18-6 247 18
25. Marquette 18-6 176 -
Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 59,
BYU 43, Clemson 39, Gonzaga 18,
Arizona 8, Mississippi St. 7, Rhode
Island 6, Kent St. 3, Stephen FAustin 2,
Cornell 1, W. Kentucky 1.
Monday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Fairfield 87, Marist 85, 20T
Georgetown 68, Providence 58
lona 57, Canisius 52
La Salle 90, Saint Joseph's 89
Loyola, Md. 73, Rider 68
Manhattan 73, Siena 72
Monmouth, N.J. 66, Fairleigh Dickinson
58
Niagara 71, St. Peter's 69
Xavier 81, Rhode Island 7.7
SOUTH
Alcorn St. 62, Ark.-Pine Bluff 56
Charleston Southern 87, Liberty 82
Coastal Carolina 56, High Point 55
Coppin St. 69, Florida A&M 68
Delaware St. 70, N. Carolina A&T 66
Furman 67, Wofford 61
Hampton 67, Winston-Salem 62
Longwood 96, N.J. Tech 78
Louisville 61, Syracuse 50
MVSU 52, Southern U. 51
Morgan St. 63, Bethune-Cookman 52
Norfolk St. 68, Md.-Eastern Shore 61
S. Carolina St. 74, Howard 61
Tennessee St. 73, Austin Peay 69
SOUTHWEST
Jackson St. 79, Texas Southern 64
Prairie View 88, Grambling St. 78
Texas 77, Texas A&M 50
FAR WEST
Gonzaga 59, San Diego 55
Saint Mary's, Calif. 100, Pepperdine 64
San Francisco 73, Portland 60
San Jose St. 70, Utah St. 67
Santa Clara 66, Loyola Marymount 46
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. 17, total points
based on 25 points for a first-place vote
through one point for a 25th-place vote
and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
. 1 Connecticut (38)24-1 1,230 2
"'.North Carolina (2)24-2 1,167 3
3. Tennessee (1) 23-2 1,106 1


4. Maryland
5. Rutgers (8)
6. LSU (1)
7. Stanford
8. California
9. Baylor
10. Old Dominion
11. Oklahoma
12. Duke
13. West Virginia
14. Notre Dame
15. Kansas St.
16. Oklahoma St.
17. G. Washington
18. Utah
19. UTEP
20. Ohio St.
21. Texas A&M
22. Syracuse
23. Pittsburgh
24. Georgia
25. Vanderbilt


1,089 4
1,071 5
1,028 7
1,003 6
886 9
846 8
730 13
726 10
661 12
657 11
640 16
565 17
441 15
417 14
401 19
244 24
243 23
235 20
176 21
146 18
107 -
92 25


Others receiving votes: Wyoming 87,
Virginia 74, Marist 56, Louisville 29,
Liberty 24, DePaul 21, Iowa 17, Arizona
St. 10, Hartford 6, Michigan St. 6,
Chattanooga 4, Illinois St. 3, Nebraska
3, Iowa St. 1, Purdue 1, Texas 1.
Monday's Women's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Boston College 62, Georgia Tech 53
Fairfield 68, St. Peter's 63
Fairleigh Dickinson 75, Monmouth,.N.J.
54
Loyola, Md. 63, Siena 56, OT
Quinnipiac 65, Long Island U. 61
Robert Morris 68, Cent. Connecticut St.
56
Sacred Heart 53, Wagner 49
St. Francis, NY 53, St. Francis, Pa. 39
SOUTH
Ark.-Pine Bloff 74, Alcorn St. 64
Chattanooga 85, Wofford 63
Coppin St. 85, Florida A&M 64 .
Davidson 68, Elon 54
ETSU 102, Belmont 59
Florida Gulf Coast 74, Mercer 67
Hampton 65, Winston-Salem 41
Liberty 99, Charleston Southern 42
Md.-Eastern Shore 84, Norfolk St. 65
Morgan St. 55, Bethune-Cookman 50,
OT
North Carolina A&T 78, Delaware State
53
Radford 76, Coastal Carolina 58
S. Carolina St. 106, Howard 78
S.C.-Upstate 69, Lipscomb 53
Southern U. 59, MVSU 53
Stetson 55, Kennesaw St. 54
W. Carolina 93, Furman 84, 20T
MIDWEST
IUPUI 97, Centenary 45
N. Dakota St. 94, UMKC 81
Ohio St. 72, Purdue 56
W. Illinois 54, Oral Roberts 51
Wisconsin 79, Northwestern 65
SOUTHWEST
Jackson St. 51, Texas Southern 48
Prairie View 77, Grambling St. 47
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 60, Texas-
Pan American 57
FAR WEST
S. Dakota St. 82, S. Utah 36
Transactions

BASEBALL
American League
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to
terms with LHP Tyler Lumsden, LHP
Neal Musser, RHP Julio Pimentel, C
Matt Tupman, INF Justin Huber, INF
Mario Lisson and OF Mitch Maier on
one-year contracts.
National League
CHICAGO CUBS-Agreed to terms with
INF Alex Cintron on a minor league *
contract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Agreed to
terms with 2B Bret Boone on a minor
league contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
ATLANTA HAWKS-Signed G Jeremy
Richardson to a 10-day contract.
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES-
Recalled F Chris Richard from Sioux
Falls (NBADL).
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CHICAGO BEARS-Released WR
Muhsin Muhammad.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Signed K Billy
Cundiff, S Erick Harris, DT T.J. Jackson,
CB Chad Johnson, OT Joe Lobdell and
G Rob Smith to two-year contracts.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Placed C
Rod Brind'Amour on injured reserve.
Recalled C Joe Jensen from Albany
(AHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Signed D
Brent Seabrook to a three-year contract
extension. Assigned G Michael Brodeur
to Pensacola (ECHL).
DALLAS STARS-Aassigned D Dan
Jancevski to Iowa (AHL).
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Recalled F
Claude Giroux from Gatineau of the
Quebec-Major Junior Hockey League
and F Stefan Ruzicka from Philadelphia
(AHL).
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Recalled C Mike
Iggulden and G Thomas Greiss from
Worcester (AHL). Assigned G Dimitri
Patzold to Worcester.


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STREAKS
Continued from 1C
bases, when Adams brought
Negrin home with the tenth,
and final, run of the night.
"We've gotten a lot better.
especially defensively," Jones
said. "We've gotten more
used to each other, but we just
have to start hitting."
Sentiments that were


shared by Blue Streak head
coach Lee Tolar.
"They played a great
game," he said. "Our defense
was solid and so was our
pitching, but the team we
wasn't satisfied with the way
they hit.-"
Sebring was looking to
continue its' winning ways
Tuesday night, but the game
at LaBelle was postponed.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3C



IMA coming to SIR ..,,.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
International Motorsports
Academy (IMA), an aspiring
professional drivers training
academy in Southwest Florida,
is excited to announce it's new
location at Sebring
International Raceway. ,
The owner of IMA, Jean-
Sebastien Sauriol a former
instructor with the Porsche &
Audi Driving Experience,
Panoz and the 'Skip Barber
Racing School, is excited to
have this opportunity to
involve the entire family in
racing through kart racing
school programs for children
age 5-years old and up in con-
junction with Club Events and
other events throughout the
year at SIR.
"Having been involved at
SIR for many years, I saw the
opportunity to offer the entire
family a fun filled day of rac-
ing where everyone can have
an exciting day at the track,"
Sauriol said.
IMA is pleased to offer a
variety of different programs
for children and adults includ-


ing kart racing schools, rental
karts, and group events
including team endurance
races and sprint races.
"I believe our group & cor-
porate event programs will be
even more popular now with
all the amenities that SIR
offers including on-site hotel
and restaurants', full service
catering, air conditioned
classrooms and conference
center access," explained
Jennifer Sauriol, Director of
Sales & Marketing.
, The IMA kart school pro-
grams are tailored to each dri-
ver's short or long term
objectives whether they are
preparing for the Florida
Winter Tour, Skip Barber
karting scholarship or testing
for a pro team.
IMA is the starting block
for training young drivers for
their motorsports career.
"Karting is used by profes-
sional drivers to maintain
their physical and mental rac-
ing skills throughout the year
and is an inexpensive way to
train," maintains Sebastian.


All-out effort


Courtesy photo
Drivers of all ages can enjoy some time out on the track with
IMA.


"Now both mom and dad can
enjoy a day of racing during
track days at SIR, while the
youth age 5-years old and up
participate in karting schools
and organized races. The
availability of karting will
add a new demographic to the
already popular club racing
events and inspire growth in
our racing community."
IMA also offers the oppor-
tunity to have organized kart-
ing races at Sebring Raceway
as a team racing event or indi-
vidual sprint kart races for
private groups.
"The rental karts are an
inexpensive way to build rela-
tionships and compete with
friends and family in a safe
and fun environment where
everyone races at the same,
level with equally calibrated
karts," suggests Jennifer.
"Your organization can have a
weekend 'Grand Prix Karting
Event' to entertain employees
or customers. We have no
group size restrictions and
have hosted events with
upwards of 600 drivers."


The Rental kart races can
also be used to support a char-
ity as a fundraising opportuni-
ty. IMA will handle all pro-
motion and insurance cover-
age for the karting activities.
International Motorsports
Academy Karting schools,
rentals, and race events will
be hosted on the unused por-
tion of the Concrete East
Paddock -area or on the SIR
Autocross Skid pad area for
most events.
IMA will provide registra-
tion, insurance, all safety
gear, and barrier protection.
The First Launch Event
will be Saturbay, Feb 23 with
racing schools offered to the
public and press at 8 a.m., fol-
lowed by Open Sprint Races
at 1 p.m., where kids age 5-
years old and up compete in
kart races -throughout the
afternoon.
There will also be a Kart 3-
Hour Endurance Race
Saturday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
Rental karts are available at
completion of the racing
school.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Lake Placid shortstop JIegan Spurlock makes a leaping grab
Monday night as the Green Dragon's showed marked
improvement defensively in just their second game in nearly
two weeks.


RESULTS
Continued from 1C
(45-49) Cindy Rivers 41:37,
Pamela Finnegan 42:24, Mina
Patel 45:59; (50-54) Leesa
Skipper 28:08, Ranjau Patel
38:49, Carol Gilstrap 42:54,
Cookie Wendt 42.55; (55-59)
- Sue Carter 38:00, Peggy Buc ner


42:25, Paula Kincaid 54:15; (60-
64) Marcia Kissane 34:06, Lynn
Bosley 35:48, Ilona Helliangao
40:22; (65-69) Sue Grady 46:38,
Margaret Schultz 47:38, Barbara
Sepulved 47:59; (70-74) Jane
McKay 46:09, Jan Coyle 46:41,
Carrie Bird .47:04; (75-79)
Marge Askew 45:02, Jane Grill
56:31; (80+) Al ice Segar 40:33.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
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first-game 2-1 win over top-ranked Santa Fe Community
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-07-505
LETSGO LAND, LLC, a
Florida Limited Liability Company,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
RAYMOND A. GRANIE,
MARUJA DEGRANIE; and
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF ACTION:
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO: THE DEFENDANTS, RAYMOND A. GRA-
NIE and MARUJA DEGRANIE, INCLUDING
ALL PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST SAID DE-
FENDANT, AND ALL PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED.
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to the following property in Highlands County,


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Florida:
Legal Descriotion:
LOT 3, BLOCK 189, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
OF SEBRING, UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE
RECORDED REPLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 69, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
C043428-11018900030
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Terrence F. Dytrych, Esq..
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is: Ter-
rence F. Dytrych, PA., 601 Heritage Drive,
Suite 220, Jupiter, FL 33485, (Telephone:
561/623-5483; Telecopier: 561/623-5484),
on or before March 19, 2008 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.
Dated on February 14, 2008.
L.E. "'LUKE" Brooker, Cleik
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
DEPUTY CLERK
February 20, 27; March 5,12, 2008


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 08-55
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EMMA BARTON AUSTIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of EMMA
BARTON AUSTIN, deceased, whose date of
death was June 27, 2007, and whose Social
Security Number is, XXX-XX-9080, is pending
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Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons-having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS FEBRUARY 20, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Stephen Patrick Austin
1881 W. Frederick Small Rd.
Jupiter, FL 33458
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
February 20, 27, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-69
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUISE B. HEARD
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LOUISE B. HEARD, deceased, whose date of
death was January 2, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number is XXX-XX-1127, is pending
in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their


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claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-.
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS'FEBRUARY 20, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ L.A. Heard, Jr.
/s/ Linda Joyce Heard Davis
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar No. 175161
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
February 20, 27, 2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. Pp 08-72
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VALETTE ELAINE GOURLEY
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VAL-
ETTE ELAINE GOURLEY, deceased, whose
date of death was November 13, 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 representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS 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 No-
tice is February 20, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/Is! Nichele Elaine Aul
243 Wild Turkey Point


Rules and Entry Form

Sunday, March 9, 2008

1. Eligibility This is a team tournament. Only two participants per boat and each boat must have two participants
2. Entry Fee $100 per team. This includes $10.00 Big Bass. Big Bass will be a 100% payback.
3. Registration Boats will take off in the order in which entries are received. May pay at the ramp (by exact cash-or by check for exact
amount made payable to the Lake Placid Chamber of. Commerce)
4. Tournament Hours Safe light to 2:30 p.m. All boats must be in the basin prior to designated return time or they will be disqualified. NO
EXCEPTIONS!
5. Tackle/Equipment Except for pork rind, only artificial lures may be used. Only one rod (not to exceed 8' in length) and reel per person may
be used at one time. Trolling (as a method of fishing) is prohibited. May use trolling motors. All bass must be caught in
a traditional manner. Penalty for dead fish is .5 pound per fish. Fish must measure 12" on golden rule with tail closed or
fanned. Any short fish will result in loss of that fish and team's big fish. Any team with more than five (5) fish brought
to scales will be disqualified. No culling at ramp. No team is to possess more than a limit of five (5) Bass at one time.
6. Boat Each boat will be inspected prior to take off to ensure that it meets US Coast Guard regulations, that it has a running
aerated live well, and that running lights are operational. If lights are not operational, the boat will go out last. Each
person must wear a US Coast Guard approved life vest at all times the boat's combustion engine is running.
7. Fishing Areas An angler may not leave his or her boat except in an emergency. All water that is accessible by boat is permitted. No
fishing is permitted within 50 yards of any competitor's boat that has its anchor down and trolling motor up-use good
sportsmanship! No fishing inside boat basin or check-in site. No fishing in areas designated off-limits by State or local
agencies.
8. Catch & Release Every effort must be made to keep Bass alive. All Bass caught in tournament must be open water released in a
minimum of 4' of water, as per State requirements. NO EXCEPTIONS!
9. Scoring Winners will be determined by pounds and hundredths of an ounce. Payback will be one place per every five boats
entered. The tournament will be limited to the first 50 entries received.
10. Bonus Concealed length and weight to be determined by Tournament officials.
11. Alcohol Absolutely no alcohol or illegal drugs on boat. It's the law!

ENTRY FORM ELEVENTH ANNUAL GREATER LAKE PLACID CHAMBER BASS TOURNAMENT
Sunday, March 9 2008 From safe light until 2:30p.m.
50 BOAT LIMIT $100 PER TEAM INCLUDES $10 BIG BASS
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organizations and/or any other indlylduals regarding this event from any and all liabilities, damages, claims, demands,
caused by or participation In the event. I further agree to abide by the rules of this tournament, with exceptions.
Date Received rTime____ By Entry#
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Telephone: (863) 465-8181
Fax: (863) 465-5614
February 20, 27, 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
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nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on there
8th day of April. 2008.
SIGNED this 8th day of February, 2008&
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Cilcuit Court
By: Is/ Lisa Tanlillo
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008



IN 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.
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
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 LESBIA MIRABAL
de GUZMAN, His Wife, 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 FERNANDO GUZ-
MAN and LESBIA MIRABAL de GUZMAN, and
all claimantsunder 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;
---4SEULT 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 ol Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 3: Lot 26, Block 443, Unit 20, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plal 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 tihe
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located al 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 2007CA000818
CITIMORTGAGE. 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.
L. E. 'LUKE" BROKER
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-05844 (FM)FNM
February 13, 20, 2008
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,


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8th day of April, 2008,
SIGNED this 8th day of February. 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOK:R
Clerk of the Ciicuit Cuurt
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 Qta. 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, P.A.,,230 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plain-
tiff's attorney, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled court on or before
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.
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-628
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Richard F. Scherer,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of Ri-
chard F. Scherer, deceased, is pending in the
Circuit court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 430
South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida
33870-3867. The estate is testate and the date
of the, decedent's Will and any Codicils are
07/18/96. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
Any interested persons 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 OR 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:
Sandra Bourgeois
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ANDREW B. JACKSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW
150 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
P.O. BOX 2025
SEBRING, FL 33871-2025
Telephone: (863) 382-3686
Florida Bar No. 0038826
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC: 07-628
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD F. SCHERER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ri-
chard F. Scherer, deceased, whose date of
death was September 4th, 2007, and whose
Social Security Number is 285-30-3226, is
pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 the first publication of this
notice is February 20, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Sandra Bourgeois
ANDREW B. JACKSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney for Personal Representative
150 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
P.O. BOX 2025
SEBRING, FL 33871-2025
Telephone: (863) 382-3686
Florida Bar No. 0038826
February 20, 27, 2008

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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
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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2007-CA-000735-A-
DIVISION
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS
REALTY CORP,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MINARD RIOS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
February 4, 2008 and entered in Case No. 28-
2007-CA-000735-A- of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein CITIGROUP GLOBAL
MARKETS REALTY CORP, is the Plaintiff and
MINARD RIOS; ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPA-
NY, LLC; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROP-
ERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 10TH day of
March, 2008, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 2, BLOCK 121, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION NINE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE
5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 103 FARREL DRIVE NE, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, it any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 5, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
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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:
1 FMZU67E51 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.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC07-1045
DIVISION: Civil Division
REALTY LENDER CORP., A
Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
v.
JACK WASHINGTON; LETICIA
WASHINGTON; JUDY WOLCOTT;
BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC.;
"JOHN DOE" AND JANEE DOE",
"JANE DOE", Unknown Tenants,
if any, in possession of the property
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
11th February, 2008, and entered in Case No.
GC07-1045 of the Circuit Court in and for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein REALTY
LENDER CORP., A Florida Corporation is the
Plaintiff, and JACK WASHINGTON, LETICIA
WASHINGTON, JUDY WOLCOTT, AND BO-
WEN & SON ROOFING, INC., "JOHN DOE",
AND "JANE DOE", are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in
Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County
Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida at 11: o'clock A.M. on the
10th day of March, 2008 the following descri-
bed property as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
.The East-half of Lots 18 and 19, Block 9,
ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 8, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 6, Page 18, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC AUC-
TION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL MONEY
FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PER-
SONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO
THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEINHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A
CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY
REMAINING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU
MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOURSELF. YOU
ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO
NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN-YOUR RIGHTS TO
ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FLORIDA, WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL MON-
EY FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT
THE CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT.
Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Flori-
da this 12th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE COURT
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Deputy Clerk
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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, et al.,
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

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 page(s)
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, Z008.
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 13, 20, 27; March 5, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 07-1230
RICHARD T. INFANTE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HIGHLANDS LAKESITES, INC.
a dissolved Florida Corporation,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO: Highlands Lakesites, Inc., a Dissolved
Florida Corporation
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 1, Block 9, HIGHLANDS PARK ES-
TATES, Section H, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page
24, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to William J. Nielander, Esquire of
William J. Nielander, P.A., 172 E. Interlake
Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, the
Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled court on or be-
fore March 4, 2008; otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. GC-07-712
MARK BROWN and J. WILMA BROWN,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GARY L. PAYNE,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment dated February
11th, 2008, and entered in Civil Action Num-
ber GC-07-712 of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein MARK BROWN and
J. WILMA BROWN, are the Plaintiffs; and
GARY L. PAYNE is the Defendant.
I WILL SELl the highest and best bidder
for cash at the i,.ghlands County Courthouse,
430 S. Commerce Avenue, Basement Jury As-
sembly Room, Sebring, Florida 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of March, 2008,
the following described property as set forth
in said final judgment, to wit:
The Easterly 15 feet of Lot 1, and the East-
erly 15 feet of Lot 2. and All of Lot 3, Block 9,
HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION K, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 6, Page(s) 9. Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
Dated this 12th day of February, 2008.
L.E (Luke) Brooker
Clerk of Court
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 20. 27, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GCO7-541
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 MAR 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.
L.E. Luke Brooker, Clerk
(Circuit Court Seal)
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
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Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-
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83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at
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at
Highlands Self Storage Inc., 7825 S George
Blvd., Sebring FL 33872. All units contain
household goods unless otherwise noted.,Any
vehicles within units sold for parts only.
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications. .
OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION
You are hereby notified that the public testing of the
voting and tabulation equipment to be used for the
March 11, 2008 City of Sebring election will begin at
. 9:00 a.m. on Monday February 25, 2008. The first
portion of the testing will be at the election's training
center at 143 East Center Avenue, Sebring, FL. After
the first portion of the testing is complete, the can-
vassing board will return to the Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office, located at 580 South Commerce Avenue,
Room 201A. Sebring and complete the remainder of
the testing.
If you have any questions, please call the Supervisor
of Elections office at 402-6655,
Note: Any person who might wish to appeal any deci-
sion made at this meeting is hereby advised that he
will need a record of the proceedings and for such
purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made which will include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be
based per Section 286.0105.
Kathy Haley, CMC
City Clerk,
City of Sebring
February 20, 2008

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Appy from, 9 aim- 5 pm., Wed-Sat. in person
COOKS WANTED @ Michael's Restaurant
Call 655-0900


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 863-382-9242


600 West College Ddve
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu


COORDINATOR, TECH PREP AND TECHNICAL DUAL ENROLLMENT
A year-round, partially grant-funded position: to serve as liaison between
the College and the local county school boards related to technical dual
enrollment students, including registration, orientation, 'attendance, and
student discipline; coordinate activities of the Heartland Tech Prep
Consortium, working closely with all three local school districts; and
oversee the Youth Services Program. Min. Bachelor's deg. in Education,
Counseling, or related field and 3 yrs. counseling or teaching exp. req.
Competitive salary and benefits. Deadline: 5 p.m., February 28, 2008.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION





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2100 Help Wanted
CNA/LPN NEEDED F/T, for busy doctors of-
fice. Experienced preferred but will train
Please send lesune to PO Box 1923-Sebring.
DISHWASHERS WANTED @ Michael's Res-
taurant Call 655-0900
DRIVERS NEEDED
For community transportation. Must be 25 ,
years old with clean driving record and willing
to work flexible hours. Please contact
(863)735-8886 between 9AM and 4PM.
Drug-Free Workplace.
EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM Installers needed.
Must have good FL DL. 4420 Hwy 27 S, Sebr-
ing or Fax 863-471-1777
FASTENAL COMPANY F/T and P/T Construc-
tion and Industrial sales Fax resume
to 507-494-7664. Or call 941-224-2811
HBO TECHNICIAN
National Healing Corporation has a opening in
our HBO program at Highlands Regional Med-
ical Center. The Hyperbaric Technician admin-
ister hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diagnos-
tic testing to patients of the Department of Hy-
perbaric Medicine, under the Supervision of a
hyperbaric physician. Must be credentialed or
licensed in FL. LPN preferred.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits
package, Interested candidates may apply on-
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LOCAL PEST control company seeking full
time technician.' Must be 18 years or older and
have good driving record. Please fax resume
to 863-465-1513 or 863-465-6622.

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.


RECEPTIONIST needed for doctor's office in
Lake Placid, No experience needed. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 3150, Lake Placid, FL 33862
RECEPTIONIST- Bi-lingual,
Experienced in Medical Office
Procedures. Immediate Opening
In Lake Placid. Attractive pay and
benefits Call Sandy at 699-1414.
SERVERS needed @ Michael's Restaurant.
call 863-655-0900
TRADEWINDS POWER Corp in Sebring, FL is
seeking the following position:
SERVICE MANAGER
Position requires candidate to be familiar with
diesel engine, must be self starter,able to mul-
ti task computer literate, team player, man-
age & deal with customers. EOE/DFW. Bene-
fits, Insurance, 401K. Fax resume to:
863-382-1206



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Financial


S3250 Loans & Savings
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Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
BRAND NEW home on golf course. 3/2/2
$299,900 in Highlands Ridge- An Active Adult
Gated Community. Call 863-471-1171
PALM HARBOR homes
4/2 Tile floor, Energy Package,
Deluxe loaded, over 2,200 Sq.Ft.
30th Anniversary Sale Special
Save $15,000.
Call for free Color Brochures
800-622-2832

4060 Homes for Sale
4060 Avon Park
1BD HWY 64 frontage. 1 block west of hwy
US 27. potential commercial. 863-443-2104.
2BD HOME hwy 64 frontage 1 block west of
us 27. potential commercial. 863-443-2104
3BD HOME. Unfinished. 122 canfield st. 863-
443-2104.

4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
SEB-FOR SALE New townhomes, 2 units,
3/BD, 2.5/BA, 1/CG, each unit. $299,000 per
building. 4 units available. Call 863-655-0311
4 1O Homes for Sale
4 |Lake Placid
OPEN DAILY
Now for sale Great split floor plan, 3 bed-
room, 2 baths, full two car garage, Cathedral
ceilings, plant shelves, all large rooms, close
to Placid Lakes park and boat ramp, to Lake
June, 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid Lakes.
$278,500. Meyer Homes Inc. 414-4075 cell.
465-7900 off. 465-7338 res.
VILLA 55+ Furnished $85,000 call-863-840-
1930.

Commercial Property
4160 For Sale
RENTAL PROP. Auto garage car wash. 60 E
main st. Avon Park. 863-443-2104

4220 Lots for Sale
Available Now
Beautiful assorted lots, Owner Financing
In Lake Placid & Leisure Lakes,
Large acreage available In Lorida.
Call Tom or Liz for more Information
1-866-224-8392
SEBRING-MASSERATTI ST, Porsche, Navarie,
$22,000 OBO. Sparrow, $30,000 OBO.
Linwood St., $17,000 OBO. call 305-743-7533
or Cell, 305-942-9737. Financing available.


4260 Acreage for Sale'
***OPEN HOUSE***
Special of the Week!
3 AC- NOW $119,900
SAVE $ 5,000!
Beautiful estate- size lot on end of cul-de-
sac with private lake access. Gorgeous
Sebring location. Gated community w/ un-
derground utilities. Discount ends 2/24/08.
Visit today! For directions, call 1-866-352-
2249, ext. 2084


4300 Out-of-Town Property 6250 Furnished Houses


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


5000
Mobile Homes

5 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
1 & 2 BEDROOM homes avail, in Senior Adult
rental park, friendly park, planned activities,
close to shopping and hospital, reasonable lot
rent, SWG incl. Call for info 863-385-7034
LAKE PLACID -Nice 2/BD, 1.5/BA, CHA, funish-
ed, lot rent is $145 mo. 55+, in LP. $16,500.
Call 863-699-1284.
SEBRING- MOBILE home park 2bd/1.5 BA,
Completely furnished, carport, 55+. 863-385-
0846

0 Mobile Home
51 0 Lots for Sale
DOUBLE WIDE mobile home. 28 x 52 full
length carport, additional screen room,
.4 acres, Good neighborhood, like new.
$84,900 OBO. call 863-453-6052
cell-863-443-2293.
5 1 Mobile Homes
5 I For Rent
SEBRING-FURNISHED 2/BD, 2/BA mobile
home, not in a park. 1 to 6 months. Call 863-
385-6760.


I Unfurnished in Sebring, 2 bd 1 ba. central
heat & air, private lot undei large tree, large
shed with laundry hook up, no pets, 465-1451
or 840-0494


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Best Rental in town, Ig. 2/1 totally remodeled,
washye-dryer hook ups- $575.00 mo.
Available Immediately (321)537-5681.
SEBRING HILLS S. 2BD/2BA, large screen
porch, ADT alarm, tile floors & laundry room
$700 Mo. + Security. Call 863-381-5889.
SEBRING- NEAR WALMART.1 BD, LIVING-
ROOM, FULLSIZE APPLIANCES IN KITCHEN,
FULL BATH WITH TUB & SHOWER. UTILITY
RM WITH W/D HOOKUP. PATIO. NICE AREA,
$425 + electric to right partie.1 yi lease + se-
curity required. Call 848-667-1814, after 11.
SPRING LAKE DUPLEX 2/2 1 Car Garage.
Laundry Room, Big Patio like new.. EASY TO
MOVE IN.$850/MO. (754)-204-3713 or (863)-
202-0563

SVillas & Condos
6100 For Rent
SEB-LAKEFRONT. CONDO, spectacular view
of Lake Jackson from this 2/2 corner unit.
Heated pool, dock. $315 per month plus wa-
ter/cable/ maint fee. First, last, security to
move in. Call John at 863-441-3320.
SPRING LAKE lease option to buy, new con-
struction, 2 story town homes, 3/bd 2.5/ba.
garage. Phone 863-655-0311.
VILLA APTS.
Now accepting applications, spacious
1&2 bedroom apts, central heat & air,
convenient, quiet. Handicapped acces-
sibility. Call 863- 385-7740. Hearing im-
paired. Call 1-800-840-2408 or stop by
office, 1335 Spinks Lane., Sebring.
Equal housing opportunity.

6 15O Furnished
6 1 50 Apartments
PARTIALLY FURN, 1BD All tile, small yard, in-
cludes water, garbage, yard care. $350/mo.
Between A.P & Seb. 863-381-2752.
6200 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
DINNER LAKE area. I, 2, & 3 BD apart-
ments,. Fresh paint & tile floors. Starting @
$500 per month, includes watet. 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 ro.
lyr lease prorated 1st month & sec.
(863)465-9151
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/pvt patio & NEW
refrig, stove, washer/dryer., WSG incl. Pets
OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Community,
386-503-8953
RELAX AT Lake Isis Villas! Luxurious 2/bd
apartment. Call 863-453-2669.


GREAT 2BD/1BA villa in a country club com-
munity. Fully furnished, rent includes utilities
and cable. $700.00 will take housing vouch-
ers. Call Ali 305-302-5602
LAKE PLACID- Sylvan Shores 4BR 2BA, Large
family room. New paint. No smoking.
$950/mo. First, last, sec. 863-465-1111

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1.5, $725 MONTH, first, $625 sec., Credit
check. lyr lease required. No pets, NO SMOK-
ING 863-382-9679.
ALMOST NEW 3BR. Highly energy efficient.
$995/mo. East of Sebring. No security and
No last. Call 863-381-5174 or 863-381-41,10.
AP-3/BD, 1/BA, 220 Lassiter St., $595/month
$500 security. Call 863-840-0071
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.
Rent to Own- 3bd/ 2BA. Great area. Won't last
long. Bankruptcy and problem CREDIT OK.
Call to see today. 863-399-2197.
SEB- 2/BD 2/BA home, like new, for rent
$1000/month, in Sun n Lake, or option to buy.
Call 863-840-0071.
SEB-2/1.5/1, CLOSE to town, nice neighbor-
hood, $700 per month. Call 863-385-1175 or
863-202-1176.
SEB-618 TRIUMPH DRIVE,' home for rent.
3/BD, 1.5/BA, 2 car garage. Off 27, Home
Depot area. No Pets. 1st last & Security.
Call 954-739-3023.
SEB-DOUBLE SPECIAL 2007 house 2BD/1
1/2BA plus mother-in-law apt 1BD/1 BA. Sepa-
rate entrance. Both for only $750/mo Please
call Jean at 863-414-0686 in Spanish call
305-304-1920
SEB-HUGE 3/2, unfurnished house, walking
distance to downtown Sebring. $800 per
month, $1500 security deposit. 705 Maple
Ave. Call 832-248-8111 or 305-256-8599.
SEB-SPRING LAKE, 4/BD. 2/BA, for rent or
lease, $1000 Mo. Call 863-385-8133
SEBRING RENT- Purchase option.
Sun N' Lakes 2/2/1 W/ Florida room, New
kitchen appliances, wood floors, washer\dry-
er. Rent $800 mo.plus deposit w/ option to
purchase. $124,900 Call 863-414-2064
SEBRING- 2BD/ 1BA unfurnished, central air
& heat. Big back yard. 863-382-4736 cell-
863-214-3172 $500/month. First, last & se-
curity deposit.
SUN N LAKE New home, gated, golf lot,
3/2.5/2, upgraded. Can be seasonal or fur-
nished, negotiable rates. Call 863-441-4849
or 954-401-3702

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

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.rtoh.org is
organizing a trip to take wounded soldiers to
the Sebring 12 hour races. Space is needed
for 15 warriors from Marllth-1'6th. 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!


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FOR SALE 6 section folding room divider.
$50. call 269-830-1186.
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 fot the esti-
mated value of the instruments Thanksl!!!!

7300 Miscellaneous
198dr INTERNAIIONAL 30' Cancpel Trailer
witli screened in loom. $3000 OBO. Lot rent
$100 month. Call 309-299-3724.

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7300 Miscellaneous
2 NEW, pre-hung exterior fiberglass door with .
beautiful half oval window insets. $500 for
both. 382-4470
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!
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.



10 SPEED 26" boys bicycle $10.00- Straight
back cloth chair/ brown strip $10.00 call 863-
273-9649
1950'S DARK wood pedestal table with brass
footed base, 2" thick top, 40X24, $20. Call
863-402-2285.
2 LARGE recliner. 1 brown, 1 blue $250each
call 863-385-5711
3 LARGE Viking platters, blue. 2 meat platters
Noritake, good for all purpose display pieces.
Best buy, 3 for $30, or I'll separate. 4037
Lakewood Rd., Sebring.
30 PIECE silverware 1847 Rogers in case with
a secret drawer, bought in 1948. $25. Stain-
less steel set in pretty box, $16. 4037 Lake-
wood Rd., Sebring.


5' X 10' utility trailer $225.00 OBO
863- 443-0912


ALUMINUM 14 ft ladder $30 Call 863-385-
5711
BACK CLOTH chair/ brown strip $10.00 863-
273-9649
BEAUTIFUL BRASS double bed frame with
head board & foot board. Must see. $250
382-4470
BICYCLE POWER climber 18 speed index
shift, like new $60- 863-202-0985
CARPET BERBER w/w 10x11-12x14 w/pad
neutral color $80.00 (863)385-2733
CHINA DOLL night light, a display piece, $3.
Catholic nun doll with rosary $10. 4037 Lake-
wood Rd, Sebring.
COMPUTER WITH chair $200.00 OBO call
863452-2829
CONCRETE CUT-OFF saw (STIHL) hand held
$200. OBO Call 863-465-5570.
DAY BED/ Mattress $65.00- bar stool 863-
273-9649
DOUBLE BED, like new, $250.00. Call 863-
385-7840.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- Black lacquer- 5
shelves, glass door, excellent condition.,
holds 26" TV $100 863-382-3659
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- black, holds up to
36" TV. $100. 863-699-6998
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. wood Style I
$200.00 Hold 30" Tv. call 873-3916
EWAVE MICROWAVE for over stove $10-
863-202-0985
EXHAUST SYSTEM, magnaflow performance,
still like new, for fold F-10 $125.00 863-453-
7027
GE ELECTRIC stove works good $40
863-202-0985
GE MICROWAVE. New $25.00 call 863-382-
8647
GOLF CART battery charger $175. Call 863-
465-5570.
-HIS & Hers 27 Inch 10 speed bicycle, sears
free- spirit model $95 for pair or $50 each. Al-
so Deluxe Magnetic Elliptical Machine with
Pulse, Great condition, used very little $80.
Call 863-452-0812
KAROKE MACHINE $50.00 call 863-452-2829
LARGE BEAUTIFUL relish dish or all purpose
dish, old treasure craft. $10. 4037 Lakewood
Rd., Sebring.
LAWNMOWER-MURRAY, 3-4 years old, $100
Call 863-385-7840.
LITTLE TYPE desk/ chairs $15.00 863-273-
9649
PAINT SPRAYER- Wagner 2 speed Pro Duty
used once, still like new. $40.00 863-453-
7027.
PATTERN GLASS stem glasses very old &
worth twice as much. Seldom found, 12
matching for $55 or $5 each. 4037 Lakewood
Rd.Sebring
POST HOLE digger, gasoline, $250. OBO.
Call 863-465-5570.
SCOTTER WINDSHIELDS, factory new Honda
Reflex $20.00 Suzuki Burgman 400 $30.00
863-453-7027
SET WEAREVER pots $ 15 call 863-385-5711
SHARP MICROWAyE, new. $25.00 call 863-
382-8647
SINGLE HOSPITAL bed. $200.00 call 863-
385-6448
THREE MENS SPORT COATS size 58-60 long,
$25 each. Three pairs mens slacks, size 54-
56, $5 each. Call 863-386-0936.
TIRE CARRIER, new fold down with tire cover,
fits rear R.V bumpers $35.00 863-453-7027
TODDLER TOYS+BOOKS .25 -$4.00 call 863-
273-9649
TOOL BOX, new 3 pullout drawers size
18.5"long, 12"high, 9" wide $25.00 863-453-
7027
TREADMILL- PRO- form- Space saver 580-
0-10 MHP 2.5 HP DC motor-16" x 50" tread.
Cost $800. Selling for $150- 465-4328
TRUCK- BED and tailgate liner F150 crew cab
$90.00 (863)385-2733
TV OLD console, works good makes a beauti-
ful piece of furniture to display items. $42.50
4037 Lakewood Rd. Sebring.
TV STAND $2.00, TV 13" color $10.00, bar
stool, $2.00 call 863-273-9646
TV-COLOR, REMOTE Control 17 inch, Emer-
son, good picture, $60. Call 863-385-6518.
TYPE BIKE/ training wheels $10.00 863-273-
9649
TYPEWRITER $35 Call 863-385-5711.


UMBRELLA STROLLER $4.00 863-273-9649
UPRIGHT HOOVER fold-away vacuum, rarley
used, pretty new, excellent condition, attach-
ments +extras. $40 cash. LP, 863-699-2423
UPRIGHT KENMORE vacuum, excellent condi-
tion, rarely used. Attachments & manuel plus
extras. $35 cash. LP. Call 863-699-2423.
VASE $19 Call 863-385-5711
WARDROBE $10. call 863-385-5711


3 FAMILY garage sale, Fri-Sat, Feb. 22-23,
8AM-4PM. 1001 Washington Blvd. NW in
Placid Lakes. Lots of lawn furniture, clay pots
& Orchid supplies, kiddy pool.,washer,dryer,
& much more!
AP-2782 W. Bandra Rd., Fri-Sat, Feb 22-23,
8Am-? Furniture, Clothes & lots of misc.
AP-MOVING & Downsizing sale. Some furni-
ture, exercise bike, deluxe wheel chair, con-
tents of husbands workshed and lots of miscl
43 Forest Hill Ct. Fri-Sat, Feb. 22-23. 8AM-?


AVON PARK lakes- Garage Sale. Tools, com-
puter parts, dishes, pots + pans. Lots of mis-
cellaneois. Thur-Sat. 8am-5pm
AVON PARK- 132 Hillcrest Dr in River Greens
sub Thur- Sat / Feb, 21st-23rd. 8am-6pm.
Lots of items priced to sell.
AVON PARK.-ADELAIDE SHORES RV RESORT
ANNUAL CLUBHOUSE Flea Market/Garage
Sale, 2881 US 27 N., on Highlands Blvd near
Ridge Lounge. Sat. 2/23, 8-11:30am.
COME AND ENJOY!

BAZAAR
WHISPERING PINES VILLAGE
2323 BRUNNS RD
Sat. Feb 23 8am-1pm
Flea Market, Quilt Raffle, prizes,
music, craft, funnel cake, hot dogs

CHURCH PARKING LOT SALE
Saturday, February 23rd 7am-12:30pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ
3115 Hope St. Sebring
1.8 Miles west of US 27 on Hammock Rd.
"Much more than Just a Yard Sale"
Donuts, coffee, sodas, hot dogs
Info. Call (863)471-1999
EVERYTHING MUST GO. Restaurant items 10
bar stools, 8 double booth, 11 tables, 33
chairs, You remove. .40 cents on a dollar.
863-381-0227 ask for sherrie 1320 US 27 N.
SWEETIE PYES Restaurant. Tue FEB.26. 8am-
4pm
Having a Garage Sale?
Make more money by reaching thou-
sands of potential customers. For only
$11.27 you get 5 lines for one week in
the News-Sun plus up to two FREE
GARAGE SALE SIGNS! If your sale gets
rained out, call us and we'll run it again
at no additional charge.
Call today! (863) 385-6155.


LAKE PLACID Sun N Lake Rummage Sale
Fri+Sat Feb 22&23 at clubhouse 440 Sun N
Lake Blvd. 8AM-1 PM Coffee, Pastries & hot-
dogs available $1.00 a bag. 12 noon on Satur-
day.
LORIDA-HOUSEHOLD, BEDDING, clothing,
miscellaneous. Workbench with grinder vice,
welder. Tools, Zero turn lawn mower. 9am-
5pm. Fri+ Sat 114 squirrel pt. Lake Istokpo-
ga.
LP-122 ORANGE ROAD NE, Placid Lakes,
Sat, Feb 23rd,8AM-5PM. Furniture, antiques,
exercise bike, pool blanket and roller, lamps,
wicker, household items & more.
LP-3 FAMILY SALE-855 Lake June Rd., Sat.
Feb 23rd, 8Am-? Huge amount of women's
X-LG clothes, lots of misc.
LP-BIG GARAGE SALE- Fri-Sat, Feb. 22-23,
8:30AM-1PM at 225 E. Park St. Proceeds go
to benefit kidney transplant. Something for
everyone!
LP-MULTI-FAMILY SALE, 17 Notre Dame St
(off Lake Henry Dr.) Fri-Sat, Feb. 22-23, 8AM-
3PM. Furniture, clothing toys & lots of misc.
SEB-1501 IRIS AVE., off of Lakewood Rd. Fri-
Sat, Feb 22-23, 8Am-?. Lots of misc., house-
hold items, baby items, clothes.
SEB-309 WREN AVE. Estate Sale,Thurs, Fri,
Sat. Feb 21-23, 8AM-? Home furnishings,
seasonal decorations, plus size clothing, office
furn., Rattan dinette, plant fertilizer, Oak China
Hutch and much more! Follow orange signsI
SEB-310 THRUSH Ave. Sat., Feb. 23, 8-2PM,
Misc., household items, table saw, enamel
white kitchen sink. 863-385-8899
SEB-COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, Estates of
Sebring Park Annual multiple home yard sale.
Fri-Sat, Feb 22-23.8Am-4PM. Go E. on 98 at
the intersection of 98 & 27, for approx. 9
miles, The Estates is on the $. side of 98.
SEB-FRANCIS 1 Park, Art & Craft Sale. Sat.
Feb 23rd, 9:30Am-1:30PM, Club house is lo-
cated at Mimi & Sebring Dr. (behind Wal-
greens) Painting, collage, tole art, jewelry, and
wood carving, done by local artisans..


SEB-GARAGE SALE, 3901 Golfview Rd., Hard-
er Hall area. Thur-Fri-Sat. Feb. 21-23.9Am-?
SEB-MOVING SALE, Everything must gol
1200 US 27 N Lot #111 ,Sunny Pines RV Park,
Sat. Feb 23, 8Am-?. 2 recliners, lazy boy
queen sofa bed, tool boxes & tools, pull golf
carts, typewriter, computer table, 2 TVs, misc.
SEBRING Garage Sale. Books 'clothes, pots,
pans, lots of miscellaneous. Don't Miss a
good Sale. Thur- Sat 8am-? 3230 Cedar Dr.
SEBRING- ANNUAL Town + Country Mobile
Home sale. Sat. Feb. 23rd 8am-2pm. No early
sales. Many homes selling items. Bake Sale +
Lunch in clubhouse. Please park at gate + fol-
ow map to homes. Located off US 27, end of
Cooper Rd behind Coker fuel.
SEBRING- SPRING Lake village 3.
424 Lexington Dr. Fri, Sat. 8am-1pm. House-
hold items, clothing, adult & children, lawn
mower, miscellaneous.

7520 Pets & Supplies
DOG PEN with divider 10 x10 $350. with block
floor $500. call 863 452-6445 or cell 401-
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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.
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7560 & Equipment
MOBILITY SCOOTER four wheel, like new,
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Call 863-471-3162.

8000
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19 FT RABALO cc, T-top, dual seats, out
riggers, down rigger, wide body. 1998 Ocean
Pro 150, dock lights, rod holders, am/fm/cd,
VHF, eagle fish GPS, depth/fish finder, all
coast guard equip., auto battery charger, life
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$5000.00 OBO Call 414-1738
TRACKER DEED V16 Bass Boat 25Hp Johson
Electric Start, 28 lb Trolling Motor Humming
Bird Dept Finder Drive On Roller Trailer, etc.
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WANTED- PONTOON TRAILER 863-465-5101
8 1 5 Fitness & Exercise
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8400 Recreational Vehicles
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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.
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2000 GULFSTREAM 31', 450 Ford engine,
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2645.

8450 Motor Homes
1995 SUPER SLIDE Holiday Rambler, Aluma
Lite TT, excellent shape. Sleeps 6, AC- Awn-
ing, 4 new tires, 6ft gas/ elect. refg, some lin-
ens, kitchen items & tv. Call 574-551-2473
or 574-551-2463

9000
Transportation

Utility Trailers
9220,
NEW 5X8 Utility Trailers. 15inch HD
Tires, starting at $725. 16FT Tan-
dem Axle new tires starting at
$1,090. Call 863-382-7701.

9450 Automotive for Sale
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 863-465-2958, 863-835-
2411, or 863-840-2000
2006 CHRYSLER sebring convertible. 13k 6
cylinder, auto, gray, adult owned. 863-452-
6445 cell 401-338-5448 $13,000
96 CHEVY LUMINA-65,000 miles, runs good.
$2,500. Call 863-314-9060.
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