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School board




votes to start



IB program


3-2 vote more
about proper
preparation than
opposition to the
program
By TREY CHRISTY
trev.christ,@newssun.com
SEBRING In front of
a packed room. The School
Board of Highlands County
voted 3-2 in favor of the
International Baccalaureate
program.
The two dissenting votes
came from board members
Wally Randall and Donna
Howerton, but were voiced
not in opposition to the pro-
gram itself, but to it moving
forward before what they
deemed sufficient research
has been done. "
"I am not saying I am
against this program,"
Howerton said. "I am say-
ing we need to look into it
further."
One district employee
noted while some of the lin-
gering questions had been
addressed at last week's IB
committee presentation,


many had not.
After comments from the
community were voiced
from both sides and the pro-
gram's impact was dis-
cussed, a motion was made
by Howertonl to table the
topic until the March board
meeting.
This drew a second from
Ranlall.
"Again I would like to
point out, we have had a lot
of good points, we want to
have more facts and we are
light in that department,"
Randall said. "That's why I
think the three-week delay
to get those facts wouldn't
deny anyone."
Board menmber Richard
Norris agreed the program
and its impact needed fur-
ther research, but voted the
motion down because he
said the program needed
immediate approval.
"There are a lot of ques-
tions that need to be
answered,-but I feel we need
to go forward with this," he
said.
Neither chairman J. Ned
Hancock nor vice chairman
Andy Tuck voiced the need
See IB, page 5A


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Sarah Adelt stands in front of City Hall on Tuesday morning, where she is currently work-
ing as the interim City Manger for Avon Park.



'ATime Of Opportunity'

Interim city manager Sarah Adelt keeps Avon

Park running amid search for budget savings


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
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AVON PARK
Sarah Adelt walks briskly into city
hall's conferenc- coom. She settles
into-a chair, clearly comfortable in
her new position as interim city
manager.
Adelt took over the reins of the city
when her predecessor, C.B. Shirey, decided
to move on to the municipal airport, accept-
ing the challenge of making it profitable
and cutting edge.
While the city council takes the time to
discuss the future role of city manager and
what qualities that individual should pos-
sess, and organize a talent search, Adelt -
who has served for years as city clerk -
has been charged with keeping the city run-
ning and on time.
One of the most important tasks she
faces, as a result of Amendment 1, is the
continuing need to review the city budget
for cost saving measures.


Adelt leads that process, with, she said
with much emphasis, the help of every
department head and most city employees.
"We have department head meetings
every week now." she said. "And every
head has been saying. 'I think I cin save X
amount of dollars.""
It is not just department heads who have
been brainstorming. All employees, Adelt
said, have been pitching in.
"We have hidden gems all over this city
coming up with ideas. We research the sug-
gestions, sometimes we might be able to
combine one idea with another, or tweak it.
"No one knows their job better than the
heads do. It's the manager's job to get the
voices to the table, and then be sure they
stand up and speak."
It is also the manager's job to keep the
big picture in mind.
What might seem like a good cost-cutting
measure at one level. Adelt said, is some-
See ADELT, page 7A


Outage


affects



millions

Miami's loss is

Highlands' too
StafflWire Reports
MIAMI A problem with
Florida's electrical grid
caused a nuclear plant to
automatically shut down
Tuesday and intermittently
cut power to up to 3 million
people from Daytona Beach
through the Florida Keys.
Several thousand cus-
tomers lost power in
Highlands County for about
two hours before their elec-
tricity was systematically
restored by 3 p.m.
Progress Energy
spokesman Jerry Miller told
the News-Sun that the local
outages, also experienced by
Glades Electric, were in
response to a subsequent
"imbalance" on the state's
electricity grid that triggered
under-frequency safety relay
switches.
"They operated as they
were designed," explained
Paul McGehee, director of
business development for
Glades Electric.
By shutting down various
power draws' throughout the
state (as far north as Ocala for
Progress), the grid was re-'
balanced as power was gradu-
ally but rapidly restored.
Authorities said there were
no safety concerns at the
nuclear plant. While many
areas were hit hard, the out-
ages were short lived and
only a few hundred thousand
people lacked electricity for
the evening commute home.
See OUTAGE, page 5A


LP man facing hundreds of child porn charges


News-Sun photo by KATARA S1MMONS
Lake Placid High School principal Ruth Heckman visits
with ninth-grader Leigh Coury on Tuesday morning dur-
ing study hall. Heckman is leaving LPHS to take over the
new International Baccalaureate program.


Federal charges could follow
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christ.,@newssun.coin
LAKE PLACID Multiple agencies
including the Federal Bureau of
Investigation helped lead to Monday's
arrest of a 45-year-old Lake Placid man
on charges of child pornography.
Jonathan Robert Drake faces 215
counts related to the illegal digital files
first intercepted by his Internet service
provider in an e-mail.
The charges stem from a tip the


Highlands County
Sheriff's Office received
from their partners in the
Law Enforcement
Against Child Harm
(LEACH) Task Force out
of Broward County.
Drake On Nov. 13, LEACH
was notified by the
National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children about the e-mail for-
warded through the Internet from Drake.
The e-mail allegedly contained a short
video of an adult male engaging in


homosexual activity with an adolescent
juvenile.
A subpoena was issued for Drake's e-
mail account and HCSO detective Jamie
Davidson verified Drake was the owner,
Sheriff Susan Benton said in a press
release.
"Sometimes it's a long time frame."
HCSO Capt. Randy LaBelle said about
an investigation involving digital media.
"We are at the mercy of the individual
Internet providers."
See PORN, page 5A


Commissioners backtrack, suspend hiring final directors


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@rnewssun.comi
SEBRING The American
Heritage Dictionary describes "waf-
fling" as evasive speak.
At their Feb. 19 board meeting,
Commissioner Andrew Jackson was
concerned about the appearance of
waffling as the County Commission,
at Commissioner C. Guy Maxcy's
behest, discussed whether to proceed
with hiring division directors for


public safety and public works.
With a 3-2 consensus last week
they agreed to move forward and
hire the directors. Commissioners
Barbara Stewart and Don Bates were
in the minority.
"Here we go again," Maxcy said
at Tuesday's meeting, again raising
the issue that eventually resulted in a
de facto hiring freeze -for the direc-
tors and the rest of county's staff.
During an interview with the


News-Sun on Thursday, Maxcy said
he questioned why the public works
division would need a "professional
engineer" for its director.
"I think we need some more can-
didates," he said, explaining he
would discuss it further with County
Administrator Carl Cool.
He did, as did Bates and Stewart.
Maxcy asked Cool to discuss his
thoughts based on their conversa-
tions.


"I have lots of thoughts and some
research," Cool said."Three com-
missioners are not comfortable mov-
ing on."
He explained the history that led
to his suggestion of four division
directors that would in part be an
answer to the board's desire for a re-
organization and would allow for a
seamless ,transition at his retirement,
now just three months away.
The goal was to hire the new


directors with enough time for them
be proficient enough to guide their
new administrator.
Of the four newv posts created
(which would answer directly to the
administrator) the first was filled by
Assistant Administrator Rick Helms,
now director of administrative serv-
ices. The second was filled by June
Fisher, former Citrus County admin-
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3 more felony

arrests made

in Sparta road

mail theft ring
By TREY CHRISTY
trev.christy@ newssiin .corm
SEBRING A woman
was charged in four cases -
including more than 50 sepa-
rate charges last week,
stemming from reports of
stolen mail in the 6000 block
of Sparta Road.
Charlene Walterman, 27,
Sebring, is the second arrest
in cases that include fraud,
forgery and dealing in stolen
property.
On Monday, Sebring resi-
dents Vicki Christensen, 43,
and Shannon Hardeman, 18,
were also charged with multi-
ple counts in one of
Walterman's cases.
More than $10,000 in mer-
chandise was purchased using
three stolen credit cards in.
the case, which also led to the
arrest of a third

dent, Pamela
Adkins, 49.
According to
the Highlands
County Sheriff's
Christensen Office, warrants
are out for up to
20 additional
suspects in the
s Numerous cases
involving the
stolen mail.
Adkins her-
Hardeman self was brought
up on 24 felony
charges in that
case.
Similar cases
reported to the
sheriff's office
Walterman identify both
Walterman and
Adkins as suspects, according
to an arrest report by the
HCSO investigator
Christopher Myers.
Another of Walterman's
cases accuses her of deposit-
ing multiple stolen checks
into her Mid-Florida bank
account, receiving $100 cash
back each time.
The checks were returned
as fraudulent and the Sebring
Police Department was con-
tacted by the bank.
When the SPD confronted
Walterman with the matter,
she said her friend, an
unidentified suspect, came to
her with the checks and told
her they could fill them out,
cash them by using
Walterman's account and
split the money, the report
said.
The suspect allegedly took
the .checks, linked to a
Discover credit card, from a
Sparta Road mailbox.
Walterman was charged
with three felonies in that
case.
In a third, she spent
$1,779.54 on an American
Express card in 17 different
transactions, reports said.
Again, "the card was
allegedly stolen from a mail-
box.
Walterman used the card to
purchase a Publix gift card
for $250, reports said.
Linking her to the transac-
tion, the gift card was used to
buy alcohol and when
prompted to give a date of
birth, store records indicate
Walterman's birth date is the
one on file, reports said.


CRA looking at ways to


revitalize downtown


Courtesy photos
Doris Rash, American Legion Auxiliary, assisted in the Four Chaplains ceremony by lighting
the candles for each chaplain as his biography was read by Roger Perkins. Shown are also
four chairs, each holding a life jacket. Behind each life jacket on the table were photos of
each of the four chaplains and replicates of relics from the Feb. 3, 1943 sinking of the USAT
Dorchester: a white cross, the Star of David, a Bible, one Tanakh (Jewish Holy Scriptures),
and a pair of gloves.



Honoring four holy heroes


Four Chaplains service


By MARY MARGARET STAIK
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID
he American Legion
Post 25 was host for
the 65th anniversary of
the sinking of the
USAT Dorchester. A ceremo-
ny honoring the Four
Chaplains was held during
the regular Post meeting on
Feb. 11.
Near the podium were four
chairs, each holding a life-
jacket. Behind each lifejacket
on the table were photos of
each of the four chaplains
and replicates of relics from
the Feb. 3, 1943 sinking of
the USAT Dorchester: a
white cross, the Star of
David, a Bible, one Tanakh
(Jewish Holy Scriptures), a
pair of gloves, and a caitlq
for each Chaplain.
Roger Perkins gave a brief
biography of each of the four
chaplains. As each biography
of the Four Chaplains was
read, a candle was lit for the
chaplain.

The Four Chaplains
Chaplain George L Fox
was the oldest of the four
chaplains aboard the
Dorchester. He was called the
"Little Minister" as he only
stood about five and half .
feet. In 1917, he lied about
his age to enlist in the
Marines as a medic. At the
end of World War I, he
returned home and returned
to school to become an
accountant.
Unfulfilled, he returned to
school tobecome a
Methodist minister. When
war broke out again, he told
his wife he needed to re-
enlist. He knew what the
boys were about to face and
wanted to be able to help
them. He enlisted in World
War II on Aug. 8, 1942.
A high school scholar,
Alexander Goode also
medaled in track and swim-
ming. His goal was to follow
his father and become a
Rabbi. Goode married his
childhood sweetheart.
Although he was assigned to
a synagogue as a Rabbi, he


held in Lake Placid


Courtesy ,photo
Drawings and photographs of the different stained glass win-
dows depicting the story of the Four Chaplains were on dis-
play. An interfaith memorial chapel was dedicated in
February 1951 in Philadelphia to memory of the Four
Chaplains, and hence is called the Chapel of the Four
Chaplains. Mounted in the wall is a stained glass depicting
the sinking of the Dorchester. The Chapel is currently locat-
ed at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard.


wanted to do more. He
entered John Hopkins
University and received his
medical degree. He would
now know better how to heal
a man's soul and his body, as
well. His enlistment date is
recorded as Aug. 9, 1942.
Johnny Washington, from
Newark, N.J., was born into
a large Irish family. His love
of music allowed him a chair
in the church choir. He was a
scrappy kid and a member of
the South 12th Street Gang
when he received the call to
the priesthood. He asked to
be sent back to his old neigh-
borhood where he understood
the kids there. He returned as
the parish priest, played ball
in the streets with the young-
sters, organized youth base-
ball teams. On May 9, 1942,
when some of the boys left to
join the Army, Father Johnny
enlisted along side them.
The youngest of the Four
Chaplains, Clark Poling was
the seventh generation in an
unbroken line of Dutch
Reform Ministers. His enlist-
ment date is June 10, 1942.
Before leaving for
Greenland, young Clark
asked his father "Dad, don't
pray for my safe return, just
pray that I shall do my duty


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strength, courage, and under-
standing of men. and espe-
cially pray that I shall be
patient. Oh, [Dad. just pray
that I shall be adequate."

The USAT Dorchester
Joseph Dionne, director of
Veteran Services for
Highlands County. reflected
on his father's rescue and
tale of the fateful evening of
the sinking of the Dorchester.
As Dionne began the story of
the Dorchester, members of
the American Legion Post 25,
guests, and members of the
Auxiliary invited to attend
sat in somber silence.
The bell on the USAT
Dorchester rang twice at
12:30 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1943,
never to be heard again. The
former luxury coastal
steamship turned troopship
was torpedoed by an enemy
submarine in an area of the

See FOUR, page 7A


By MATT MURPHY
matt.muirphy@newssun.com
SEBRING With five
businesses on The Circle set to
close up shop, the Community
Redevelopment Agency is
looking for ways to entice
business downtown.
At Monday's CRA meeting,
Andrew Luedde, owner of
Restroom Essentials, suggest-
ed tax breaks as a possible
solution.
"I've been a firm believer in
downtown for years," Luedde
said, "and it seems
everything wrong 'I've
has been tried so far"
However, the a
CRA tried a similar belie
idea before with lit-
tle success, CRA down
Executive Director for j
Pete Pollard said.
Then, the board uti- and it
lized a structure sim- ever
ilar to the current
facade grant pro- wrong
gram that provided been
funding for improve-
ments to store space SO
when businesses
relocated downtown. AND
Pollard opposed LUI
the idea the last time busine.
it was brought up,
and said of the three


or four businesses that took
advantage of the subsidies, all
but one folded within a year
and the fourth is now in a dif-
ferent building downtown.
Pollard acknowledged that
times might have changed
since, and he is in the process
of researching whether other
CRA boards around the state
have enacted similar meas-
ures.
"It was something we
looked at in the past and it
wasn't comfortable," he said.
"But things change and I'll be
happy to request the informa-
tion."
CRA Commissioner Kelly
Griffin offered the idea of
using money to. assist busi-
nesses in advertising, in order
to help them start marketing.
But Pollard said the CRA
already sets aside money for
that purpose.
"I personally don't think it
is the responsibility of the
CRA to pay for advertising for
individual businesses,"
Pollard said. "I think that's
inappropriate. But it's certain-
ly not a bad thing to provide
incentive (for businesses) to
advertise more."
The CRA voted last month
to advertise for a marketing
consultant, but the focus there
will be for someone to market
the downtown district as a
whole with an emphasis on
drawing new residents and
developments into the area.
"If we can increase popula-
tion, it increases traffic and
makes it easier to attract busi-
nesses," Pollard, said. "As far
as advertising and marketing
individual businesses, we've
always left that to the mer-'
chants association or the
downtown council."
. As for the spate of business
closings downtown, Pollard is
not surprised, and said it fol-
lows a cycle that has been seen


before.
"Having observed for many
years, there's not a whole lot
different in spikes we've seen
before,"'Pollard said. "It does
not seem any different,
although those directly affect-
ed may see it differently."
Up until five years ago, the
vacancy rate downtown
peaked every 3 to 3% years in
a familiar cycle. The current
situation is following that
trend, he said.
"It was almost
like clockwork with-
" been in that 3%-year peri-
irm od," Pollard said.
"The first time it
ver in went beyond the 3%
town year period sur-
prised me, and
years, we've gone over
five years with the
seems lowest vacancy rates
thing consistently in the
past 25 years."
g haS With the economy
tried in a down time,
businesses are feel-
far.' ing the pinch every-
where, and down-
)REW town is no different.
EDDE "It is a down
,s owner cycle," Pollard said.
"I'm not surprised,
this has all happened
before. Does that provide any
solace to anybody? No. But
the mall has vacancies,-there
are strip malls up and down
(U.S. 27) with vacancies. It's
the nature of the beast."
But despite the rash of clos-
ings, the improvements being
made in the downtown area
will make it easier to attract
more businesses in the near
future," Pollard said.
"Is it a dov i cycle? Yes," he
said. "Will it turn around? I
believe it will."


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Serving Highlauds County since 1927
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Executive Editor

DAN HOEHNE
Sports Editor


Adelt deftly handles


Avon Park City Hall

It is easy to call for change; another thing altogeth-
er to bring it about.
That is why we write today to compliment the cur-
rent Avon Park City Council.and the interim city man-
ager, Sarah Adelt.
The current council gets the nod for having the
intelligence to place Adelt in the city manager's
office while members decide what to do about the
position long term.
We compliment Adelt for a variety of reasons.
For starters, she has jumped right into her work.
During an interview Tuesday morning, she said she
has visited every department and talked to every
employee she could.
She is proving to be a leader who listens, and truly
encourages suggestions from the experts in the field.
By expert, she includes every city employee who
knows what they are doing.
Because the council members are faced with
shrinking revenues and must find ways to cut back,
Adelt has instituted regular department head meetings
for brain storming and networking.
She has directed all wish lists and budget sugges-
tions pass through finance director Renee Green's
office. She has tasked Green with turning vague per-
centages or soft numbers into sharp facts, Adelt said:
X will cost this, Y will save that.
Adelt also knows the difference between trees and
the forest. While she seeks out input, she said she is
aware one of her primary functions is to keep an eye
on the larger picture. Coordination and timing are part
of her responsibility. Is an idea that seems useful at
one level useful, or cost effective, at another level?
By setting an example of deliberate calm and order,
decisions may be better arrived at.
But perhaps the most remarkable quality Adelt has
shown, in her not quite two months on the job, is her
lack of personal agenda.
Adelt makes it clear she has gone .from a job that
- she loved, to a job that she loves; and the vice versa
still holds true.
This is important because it allows her to focus on
the work at hand providing reliable information
and viable options of action from which the council
may choose.
At a time when city council members will be mak-
ing difficult decisions and we citizens will be doing
with less, or finding new ways of providing for our
collective needs, it is comforting to have someone
who puts our community first as one of our leaders
for change.


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A desire for dirt smudges and paint stains


In those quiet moments
you are able to hear the
best. The world is a-buzz
all around you, yet in the
quietness of your being,
things seem to settle. For
me it is during those
moments that that my world
seems to cease and I am
able to hear the slightest of
whispers.
In the times of work,
there always seems to be a
point where the conversa-
tion fades and people
retreat to those quiet places.
This past weekend was just
the same. Family was gith-
ered around enjoying each
other's presence while
painting a house. Yet, there
were still moments where
you were able to be in a
place to hear and to see the
world anew.'
This past weekend we all
gatheredd together from near
and far to paint. The project
was to paint my grandpar-
ents' home with family
members. Being an adven-
turesome spirit, I volun-
teered to paint part of the
house that is sided with
bushes. It was there,
immersed in the dirt of the
ground and the plants'
leaves, that I was able to
discover a valuable lesson
on not only myself, but
how I viewed the world as
well.


Murphy's
Law
Lindsey Murphy


There are always hard-to-
reach places in our own
lives. To reach the part of
the house that I was to
paint, I had to crawl behind
bushes. It was a tight
squeeze and it required me
getting on my hands and
knees. I knew that the
houses needed to have a
consistent paint job, but I
was still hesitant neverthe-"
less. Yet, the further in I
reached, the more I realized
that I had missed places
that I had not seen before.
So, as I squeezed myself in
between the freshly painted
wall and the bushes, my
task was made clear to me.
I was the one to paint this
part of the house and I was
to give it my all.
While I was with paint
brush in hand, it hit me.
How often in my daily life
am I wilLing to get dirty?


How often in my daily life
am I willing to go and get
face to face with the area
that is hard to reach, the
area that maybe no one else
wants to deal with? As I
was painting, the more and
more I became invested in
my task. That was my area
of the home and I wanted it
to look nice. My heart went
into what I was doing.
As I crawled back out of
that area, my entire body
was dirty. I had paint all
over myself from being
immersed in the project, as
well as being clumsy. Yet,
when I walked away I knew
that I gave it my all. It was
then that 1 realized that I
need to give it my all in
every area of my life. Even
if it is an area that no one
seems to notice, it still mat-
ters.
Am I willing to get dirty
to get the project done? Am
I willing to reach into an
area that might seem scary
at first? Am I willing to be
immersed and take respon-
sibility for the task I am
assigned to do? I hope
when my life is finished, I
will have paint stains and
dirt smudges on me.

Lindsey Murphy is an Avon
Park resident. She can be
contacted by e-mail at
lnm_000@yahoo.com.


Letters


Is county commission
paying attention?
Editor:
The Sun 'N Lake Special Improvement District
of approximately 3,000 people are governed by
five puppet supervisors elected by landowners
only; two out of three are landowners from all
over the western hemisphere (USA, Canada,
Puerto Rico, South America and Mexico) who
can vote to elect a supervisor to govern and tax
the residents of this district.
How long must the residents endure this abuse
from this government? These abuses are prac-
ticed in Communist countries,'but we are the
democratic United States of America?
The election ballot published Feb. 10 in the
local newspapers stated only registered landown-
ers could vote. Owner or spouse. Is this not a
violation of their civil rights as guaranteed by our
federal Constitution?
I am amazed that a supervisor of elections
would spend taxpayers' monies to publish such
trash. He must be totally ignorant of our
Constitution, its Amendments, Bill of Rights and
especially the Civil Rights of the U.S. citizens.
There has not been a legal government in the
district of Sun 'N Lake since 1995 when the orig-
inal developer went bankrupt. The charter was for
the developer only, not for a civil government,
period. Articles 9-106 and 9-107 of the charter
can not be used for a legal civil government to
govern and tax.
How long must the residents of this district
endure the abuse of their legal rights before the
county commission pulls the plug on these obvi-
ous and known abuses?
I believe I owe my many friends who gave
their all to protect and honor these rights.
Glenn B. Varner
Sebring

A method to the spending madness
Editor:
I would like to start with a simple equation.
Government spending equals government "
taxes. When government taxes are not enough
then red ink is applied.
There is much ado about taxes being too high,


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unfair and etc., but we rarely get excited over
government spending. The reason we don't get
excited over government spending is that we are
recipients of government spending in one form or
another, such as welfare, housing subsidies, farm
subsidies, food stamps, subsidies for colleges and
tuition, building stadiums for high priced ath-
letes, and the infamous congressional earmarks
and many more.
Divide and conquer.
There is a method to their madness. By taking
a small amount from several places, they are try-
ing to fool us into thinking we are not paying a
large amount.
Let's take the property tax; Amendment One
just passed in Florida concerning the property
tax. First, the value is based on an appraiser's
decision. Second, the taxes use different methods
for each property. Third, how do you pay your
property tax? I pay mine from my paycheck.
The same is true of the sales tax. It is paid
from the paycheck. A business tax is nothing
more than a sales tax, which is added before it
gets to the retailer.
So why are we adamantly against the paycheck
tax.
There is no need for an appraiser, and the tax
is in one lump sum (divide and conquer) so we
know how much taxes we are paying.
Russell Errett
Sebring

Hereditary genetics is the key
Editor:
Hereditary genetics is the key to accomplishing
the theory of children's developmental delays so
my children can be successful in life. I want to
bring to Hardee County's attention the need for
my children and any other child that is in similar


need or more severe need to accomplish my ulti-
mate goal in services, resources, referrals, health
and any other issue that anyone may have to add
to this common problem.
I want to thank anyone who will assist with
this common problem in hopes to find a reason-
able solution that all parties will come to an
agreement and sensible resolution.
Every problem is related and being that the
right to a free and appropriate public education is
the law of the land, I think that we need to be
more liberal to Americans with disabilities and
stop ignoring the fact to the matter.
Countless doctors have diagnosed my son with'
ADHD. I, Aretha Faulk, am, the biological birth
mother of the minor child, which qualifies me to
assist all participating parties to diagnose my son
and for my family to be treated properly and
respectfully as an American, with equal access to
any and all health and education.
I have to agree with countless doctors, except a
developmental and pediatric specialist in St.
Petersburg who signed off on my child's case
because he said that there was no more that he
could do for my kid. But 1 have to agree with
countless doctors that do not know'for certain
what is wrong with my son.
I am not a doctor but if I were to be one I
would agree with the developmental, behavior
and learning specialist and do everything that I
could to get him the proper treatment and help to
assist him if possible to become a productive citi-
zen in the United States of America rather than a
statistic. My son has been in full-time ESE for
five years, being the reason that we all need to
find a common solution for an ongoing problem
as quick and expeditiously as possible. My son
has the extreme problems, but he has other sib-
lings with extreme problems also,
I feel as though I am being ignored and mis-
treated because no one wants to be honest and
tell me that my children's needs are incurable.
The father's and mother's health and learning are
somewhat related to the children's problems. I
believe hereditary organizations that deal with
assistant technology for children with disabilities
would benefit and be of great help in solving a
common American problem.
Arctha Faulk
Wauchula


in a predicament like that. I mean
this is all total hypothetical/ficti-
tious/fairytale, of course.
And if you think otherwise, well
don't do it because I already took
care of any possible witnesses ...
witnesses to a totally fabricated
event, of course.
Daniel Bedell is an Avon Park resi-
dent currently attending college in
Michigan.


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opinion


Just don't do it
Apparently
the Green Ford
Windstar mini
conversion van ,- ,
was so enam-
ored with its
recent literary u
appearance that
it decided it
wanted an Dabbling
encore. So With
when I went Daniel
out to start it
this morning Daniel Bedell
the minivan, of
course, would not even acknowl-
edge I existed. Nope, it was play-
ing dead. It's so cute when she
does that trick.
I have changed my mind about
something, though. Last week I
said nothing will make you feel
more stupid than car trouble, or
something to that effect (I'm real-
ly feeling too lazy to do fact
checking on myself). The point is
though I would like to amend that
statement. The new statement is,
nothing makes you feel more help-
less than car trouble. Nothing
makes you feel more stupid than
getting your minivan stuck in a
field of manure in southwest
Michigan when you are wearing
leather dress shoes and it is sleet-
ing.
Maybe I should explain. If there
are any Windstar conversion mini-
van drivers out there who are
yearning to learn more about the
ways of their vehicle, let me
share:
If you ever decide that you need
to do some video footage of some-
one walking in the woods in the
winter in Michigan, don't do it.
If you think that it would be
wise to drive into the woods via a
field that is currently being used to
dump truck loads of manure from
the local dairy, don't do it.
If you are thinking that your
Windstar minivan will surprise
you and.be able to muscle up
through the mud, snow and
manure and thetbmuscle back
down through it, think again and
don't do it.
If you think that by getting out
and pushing your minivan out of
the pile of manure you are wrong,
you will just back into another-
pile, so do yourself a favor and
don't do it.
If you think that you won't look
like an idiot when you have to go
down to the local dairy and ask
Jim to tow you out, you are
wrong. Don't do it.
If you think that Jim will be
able to get you out with his 1980's
pickup truck, you are wrong, and
further more when Jim hooks his
truck up to your minivan and your
vehicles are butt to butt and he
tells you to gun it as soon as he
guns it, take a hint from me and
don't roll down your window and
look back to see when Jim guns it,
because all you are going to see is
Jim's truck turn into a super-
manure-soaker as his wheels spin
out and give your minivan, its
interior and your face a chocolate
coating. Just don't do it (P.S. That
is the longest sentence you will
find in this paper).
If you think that you won't feel
dumb when a tractor that has tires
larger than your minivan is
required to pull you out, you are
wrong. You will feel dumb, so say
it with me, don't do it. If you
think that the "heavy duty wash"
mode at your local car wash will
remove your minivan's milk
chocolate coating (clever pun
intended) you are wrong. It will
take the "super duty truck wash"
mode, so save your money and
don't do it.
And finally, if you think those
nice leather dress shoes you were
wearing will ever recover ... well,
form a new hypothesis because
that one is crap (clever pun intend-
ed), so all together now, don't do
it.
So, there is my little practical
tip for the day. Now I am not say-
ing any of this actually happened
to me. I mean, seriously, what
kind of moron would get himself









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Obituaries


Robert Hay
a Robert G. Hay, 85, of Sebring died
Feb. 22. 2008. Born in Mazie, Ky., he
moved to Sebring in 1985. He 'was
employed as a carpenter in the con-
struction industry, was a veteran of World War
II. serving in the U.S. Navy and was of the
Lutheran faith.
He is survived by his son, Joe W. Hay;
daughters, Francis L. Bruner and Anita
Warrick; step-son, Harold Mahler; brothers,
Gerland Hay, Carson Hay, and Frank Hay; sis-
ters. Glenora Hillton, Agnes Ross, Rinda R.
Wright, and Carol Barker; seven grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later
date in Springfield, Ohio. Arrange-ments
entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.

Marion Meadows
Marion A. Meadows, 87, formerly of Avon
Park, died Feb. 23, 2008. She was 87 years old.
A native of Rush, N.Y., she moved to Avon Park
in 1945. She and her late husband operated a
dry cleaning business for several years, and
after that she was a clerk for 32 years for
Metcalf Hardware in Avon Park.
Marion was preceded in death by her hus-
band of 49 years, Tommy F. Meadows. She is
survived by her two daughters, Marcia (Powell)
Skipper of Sebring, and Mary Jane (Chris)
Butler of Winter Haven. Marion also has three
grandchildren, Jason and Jenny LaManna: and
Powell H. Skipper III; and two great-grandchil-
dren, Brayden Timothy LaManna and Jacob
Ward.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday
from the Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Winter
Haven. Condolences can be sent to the family
at: www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.
Arrangements by
Oak Ridge Funeral Care
Winter Haven

Rowena Marion
Rowena Marion, 92, of Sebring died Feb. 25,
2008, in Sebring. She was born May 7, 1915, to
H.C. and Mattie (Whiteside) Marion in
Mooreville, Miss., and had been a resident of
Sebring since 1980, coming from Nigeria.
She received a master's degree in Bible from
Bob Jones University and attended two years of
Bible School at Providence Bible Institute. She
joined SIM as a missionary in 1949 and taught
math at the secondary level, taught Bible and
was involved in all missions work. She was a
member of Bible Fellowship Church in
Sebring.
Rowena is survived by her friend, Millie
Mosby, Sebring; sisters, Lenore Richey,
Rogers, Ark., and Willetta Hatcher, Troy, Ala.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at
SIM Fellowship Hall in Sebring. Funeral serv-
ices will be at 11 a.m. Monday at SIM Chapel,
with Dr. Eugene Bengtson officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in her name
to SIM, 4114 Nigeria Road, ebring, FL 33875.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home
Sebring

Bonnie Miller
Bonnie Jean Miller, 65, of Avon Park died
Feb. 24, 2008. Born in Munising, Mich'., she
moved to Avon Park in 2003. She was a book-
keeper in the travel industry. She attended
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Avon Park.
Survivors include her husband, Dale; daugh-
ters, Kelly Kreuser and Debbie Falk; sons, Kip
DesArmo, Ron Miller and Dan Miller; sister,
Mary Lou Nikkari; brother, Peter Benzing; 11
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today in
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society.

James Miller
James T. Miller, 44, of Lorida died Feb. 25,
2008. Born in Chicago, he moved to Sebring in
1988. He was self-employed in landscaping.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica
Simmons; mother, Wanda F. Miller; brother,


PORN
Continued from 1A
A search warrant was exe-
cuted on Jan. 28 at Drake's
residence, where he was
found to be in possession of
79 grams of marijuana and
related drug paraphernalia,
Benton said.
He was arrested and
charged with felony marijua-
na possession in January, but
released on bond while the
investigation continued.
'When investigators served
the warrant, Drake admitted
he was receiving the pictures
and movies from correspon-
dence with others through the
Internet, Davidson wrote in
the arrest report.
After sending the short
video e-mail, Drake deleted
the illegal materials from his
computer, but saved the ille-
gal files onto three compact
discs, Davidson said.
Reviewing the contents,
107 of the 168 assorted movie


Robert Miller; and sister, Kim Herbert.
There will be no service. Memorials can be
made to Highlands County Humane Society.
Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Joyce Patrick
Joyce A. Patrick, 73, of Lake Placid died
Feb. 23, 2008. Born in Toccoa, Ga., she moved
to Lake Placid 26 years ago. She was of the
Baptist faith.
She is survived by her sons: John R. Payne
and Larry L. Payne; five grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-
daughter.
A service celebrating her life will be at 3 p.m.
Thursday at the Scott Funeral Home, Lake
Placid, with Pastor Beaver celebrating.

Shirley Poland
Shirley C. Poland, 77, of Sebring died Feb.
22, 2008. Born in Jordan, N.Y., she was a social
worker for the state of Florida. She was a a
member of Unity Church of Sebring.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah L.
Kahn; two grandchildren, and one great-great-
grandson.
Memorials are requested to Gunner Porter
Fund at Wachovia Bank, Sebring. Private burial
will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners, N.Y.
Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Connie Rizzotto
Connie Sue Rizzotto, 64, of Avon Park died
Feb. 23, 2008. She was born February 18, 1944,
to Wilbur and Dorothy (Kunold) Lyon in
Omaha, Neb,, and had been a resident of Avon
Park since 2000, coming from Casper, Wyo. A
loving devoted wife, mother and friend, she
was a homemaker who had a great compassion
for all animals.
Connie is survived by her
husband, Neil Rizzotto,
Sebring; daughters, Misti
Reese, Casper, Wyo., Michelle
1-7Reese, Aurora, Colo., and
Rizzotto Tammy Hershman, Hartville.
Ohio; sons, Scott Rizzotto,
Casper, Wyo., and Tab and Lori Rizzotto, Las
Vegas, N.C.: sister. Sandy Herring. Avon Park:.
12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the
National Humane Society, 40 E. Main St., 364-
I, Newark, DE 19711.
Arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home
Sebring

Helen Schaefer
Helen Cottrel Schaefer. 99, of Sebring died
Feb. 25, 2008. Born in Hightstown, N.J., she
moved to Sebring in 1968. She had owned a
Lyons meat market in Princeton, N.J. and was a
former member of First Baptist Church,
Sebring.
She is survived by her niece, Marie C.
Perrine; four great-nieces and nephews and
three great-great- nieces and nephew.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at
Lakeview Chapel at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens. Memorials are requested to Epilepsy
Foundation of America. Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.

Zane Stubbs
Zane Aaron Stubbs, 3, of Sebring died Feb.
23, 2008. Born in Sebring, he attended First
Baptist Church of Sebring.
He is survived by his parents, Jonathan and
Devin M.; sisters, Desiree and Cathrine; broth-
er, Bruce; paternal grandparents, George and
Joyce Stubbs; and maternal grandparents, Allen
and Patricia Teuton and Howard Watkins.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m: today at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at
First Baptist Church, Sebring, with Dr. Jim
Henry and the Rev. James McCall officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, Avon Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the
Zane Aaron Stubbs Trust, c/o Highlands
Independent Bank, 2600. U.S. 27 North,
Sebring, FL 33870.


and photograph files on the
discs allegedly contained ille-
gal child pornography.
Adolescent male children
were shown in sexually
explicit poses and engaging in
homosexual activity,
Davidson said.
The FBI is conducting fur-
ther forensic analysis of
Drake's computer and he will
likely face federal charges in


addition to the 215 he faces in
Florida, Benton said.
LaBelle said 'because 'the
HCSO case didn't originate at
the federal level, there is a
good chance the national
organization has developed a
different case altogether,
leading to unique charges.
Drake was being held in the
Highlands County Jail on
$643,000 bond Tuesday.


Donald R. Brifton
January 5, 1927 February 24, 2008
Don, 81, was born in Detroit, Michigan onil January 5, 1927 and went to be with the Lord on IFebruory 24, 2008.
He married his wife Shirley on June 5, 1948. They resided in Royal Oak, Michigan until April, 11974 when they moved to Avon
Park, Florida.
He is survived by is wife Shirley; three daughters and a son-in-law: Barboara irdsoll of Avon Pork, Florido; Linde Britton of
Royal Oak, Michian; Brenda (Jim) Keller of Burton, Michigan. Sisters: Dorothy Britlon of Clowson, Mihignn; twin sister Margaret
Sheffield of Berkey, Michign. Five grandchildren: Richie (Shelly) Birdsel; DOwn (Chris) Miller; onald (Amy) Birdsnal Chariss
(Jrell) Jobe; Nathaniel (Amonda) Keller. Ten great-grandclildren: Somantla Birdsall; Brillany Birdsall; a ry Miller; Owen
Miller; Maelynn Birdsall; Madison Birdsll; Judan Birdsall; Micah Jobe; Nylah Jobe; Ai Job. lie was raided in dl by is
brother Harold Britton.
He served in the United Slates Army nnd was a vlerean of World War II. He was emp loyed with the Federal Mogul Bower
Roller Bearing Company in Detroit, Michigan for 27 years. He and his wife, Slirley,.moved to Avon Pink in 1974 and he worked
at Aluminum Reloted Products until 1978. He was then employed with Laong's Air Conditioning eunil he retired in 1999.
He was on active member of the Dakota Avenue Missionary Church (later known as Warren Missionary Church) in Michigan.
He was active in the bus ministry for many years picking up e lull school bus load of children each Sunday. He was on Ushier,
Sunday School Teacher Youth Leader and Sponsor. He was active as a Boy Scout leader in the community. After moving to Florido
he was an active member of the Avon Park Missionary Church. In 1983 he began ollending First Baptist Church of Avon Pork and
woas active in many aspects of the church. He was a greeler, member of the VSP group, member of the Adult Choir and played
the pad of Nicodemus in the production of "The Day He Wore My Crown: for several years. He also was a van driver for Vacation
Bible School.
He loved the Lord, he loved life and he never met a stronger.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 27 2008 from 5:D0 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Slepienson-Nelson Funeral Home
in Avon Park, Florida. Funeral services will be held Tlursday, February 28, 2008 lat 11:00 A.M. in tihe First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, Florida with interment following at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Florida. Friends may make donations to the First
Baptist Church of Avon Park Royal Ambassador fund.
Slephenson-Nelson Funeral loime Avon Pork


OUTAGE
Continued from 1A
The Turkey Point nuclear
plant south of Miami stopped
operating around 1 p.m. in
response to two power distri-
bution lines going down
between Miami and Daytona
Beach due to "an equipment
malfunction in a substation
near Miami," Nuclear
Regulatory Commission
spokesman Kenneth Clark
said.
"We don't know the nature
of the equipment malfunc-
tion," he said.
A Florida Power & Light
spokesman initially said its
nuclear plant caused the out-
ages to about a fifth of
Florida's population. But the
utility's nuclear spokesman,
Dick Winn. later said grid
problems caused both Turkey
Point reactors about 25 miles
south of downtown Miami to
shut down.
'"All the safety systems
worked just like they were


supposed to and both of those
units are in stable condition
right now," he said.
The outages have no con-
nection to terrorism,
Homeland Security
Department spokeswoman
Laura Keehner said. No foul
play was suspected, Miami-
Dade County Mayor Carlos
Alvarez said.
"There are no safety con-
cerns. The reactors shut down
as designed," said Clark in a
telephone interview. He said
both reactors continued to
have offsite electric power.
He said two coal-burning
power plants at Turkey Point
also shut down.
The commission said based
on reports from its resident
inspectors at the plant, it was
not immediately known what
caused the initial drop in volt-
age from outside Turkey
Point. But when the two reac-
tors shut down it would have
worsened the problem.
Florida emergency manage-
ment officials said the out-


IB
Continued from 1A

lor further research.
Hancock was the sole mem-
ber of the board who was also
on the 113 steering committee,
and spent a great deal of the
night addressing questions
from the board and topics
voiced by the community.
The specifics of the program
could be hammered out later,
Hancock argued.
Tuck spoke just once but was
met with applause from the
many parents of gifted students
in the audience.
"The numbers that I've heard
of, 100,000, 150,000 (dollars)
to get this going, for what, it
could do for this county and
community, economically that
is a small price to pay in my
opinion," he said. "I support
this program and I will continue
to support this program."
Kevin Brown, Dean of
Applied Sciences and
Technology at South Florida
Community College, spoke as a


ages cut power to about 2-3
million people, although FPL
said the number was closer to
800,000. FPL estimated
power should be restored by 6
p.m.
The Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission,
which has responsibility for
electricity grid reliability,
said it wants to know whether
there were any violations of
federal grid reliability rules.
Outages were concentrated
in the southeast portion of the
state, including Miami, but
were also reported in the
southwestern and northeast-
ern parts of the state as well
as in the Florida Keys.

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parent but said the college has
already experienced budget
cuts from the state level, up to 4
percent.
"1I think the program is a
good program, but to rush into
something and to look at the
numbers, I would recommend
you take your time and advise a
path," he said. "The goal is to
raise the bar for everybody.
Taking something so special-
ized and feeling it will raise the
bar for everyone, that is a little
far fetched."
Member of the IB. steering
committee and Highlands
Advanced Academics Parent
Network Diane Juve spoke pas-
sionately about the IB program
once Brown left the podium and
was the first approaching the.
podium to speak in favor.
"I think we are ignoring the
big elephant in the room. There
is a huge group of seventh-
grade students that are getting
increased rigor and are ready
for the IB program," she said.
"Just because students haven't
passed AP tests in the past does-
n't mean our students are not


capable, it means our curricu-
lum hasn't been rigorous
enough."
Only, in recent years have
Highlands County students
gained access to advanced
classes during elementary and
middle school.
Juve said thanks to these
classes, Highlands students are
now more prepared for
Advanced Placement and IB.
In order to make IB as strong
as possible, Lake Placid High
School Principal Ruth
Heckman has been placed in
charge.
She leaves LPHS after a
decade at the helm.
Heckman's new position
deals heavily with recruiting
teachers for the program, a task
she said was her biggest
strength at LPHS.,
"It's one of the biggest jobs I
have," she said. "Over the years
I have hired some really strong
staff to help Lake Placid get
better and better."
Heckman would like to leave
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Maxcv suggests countrywide stimulus


By KEVIN J..SHUTT
ki'\'ii.sliiiifi@ ''.wssIIII.coinii
SEBRING President George Bush',
bubble-up stimulus plan has trickled
down to Highllands County in the form of
Commissioner C. Guy Maxcy's proposal
to re-energi/e the local economy.
Nlaxcv broached the idea in a letter to
fellow commissioners Feb. 15 and they
briefly discussed it Feb. 19.
"I think this county is at a point we
need to offer a stimulus plan to as many
people as we can." Maxcy told the News-
Sun on Thursday. "I'm in search of new
ideas and I have some ideas of my own."
On one of those ideas, the board took
action Tuesday, freezing the hiring of
directors for the newly created divisions
of public works and safety.
Other ideas include fast-tracking the
construction of already-budgeted $2-3
million in capital improvements such as
a new Veterans Service Office and
repairs to former vehicle inspection
barns, Maxcy said.
In addition, he's asking county staff to
investigate the feasibility and legality of
suspending certain fees such as impact
fees. building permits, planning fees, site
plan fees, re-zoning fees and landfill tip-
ping fees.
"It's just something that would put
them over the top," Maxcy said, explain-


HIRING
Continued from 1A
istrator who is Highlands'
first director of community
services.
At least four qualified in-
house candidates were vying
for the remaining director-
ships, two each, respectively.
"There's no heir apparent
within the organization,"
Cool said, explaining Fisher
wasn't hired from within.
However, she was one of his


FOUR
Continued from 1A
Northern Atlantic Sea known
as Torpedo Junction, sinking
in under 15 minutes. Rescue
began over an hour later and
lasted more than 12 hours.
Statistics show that the frigid
waters can take the life of an
individual in under three
minutes.
The ship, carrying 902 ser-
vicemen, merchant seamen,
and civilian workers, bound
for Greenland, had been used
up and down the Eastern
Seacoast of the United States.
It was not designed for deep,
open waters.
Many of the military per-
sonnel and civilians aboard
were seasick from the brutal
trip. The four Army
Chaplains among the troops
were doing their best to
soothe the ailing soldiers
and, offering encouragement,
easing apprehensions, sharing
stories. Their efforts, con-
cern, and camaraderie with
the soldiers and civilians and
with each other brought sol-
ace to those onboard.
The ship was only 150





99 1


ing he doesn't anticipate a widespread
economic turnaround from his sugges-
tions.
Asked about two gas taxes that sunset
during the next budget year, Maxcy was
willing to explore allowing them to
expire but warned about the conse-
quences.
"When you think about it, it's one of
the fairest taxes of all," he said, explain-
ing it's paid by those who
use the county's roads
when they fill up here.
The gas taxes expiring
S. Dec. 31, 2009, include
.., the "ninth cent tax on
motor fuel and diesel
Maxcy fuel," and a "five-cent
local option" tax.
The taxes, in part, are distributed
among the cities and are put toward
transportation infrastructure.
"If we do sunset it though, the gas
companies might pick up the nickel,"
Maxcy said, suggesting consumers might
not benefit from a gas tax cut.
Gas prices are expected to to'l) $4 per
gallon at the pump and have climbed
about 16 cents in recent weeks.
With the budget cycle already under
way, personnel requests are due March 7,
Maxcy said it's time for change.
"We need a fresh new budgeting


planners about 12 years ago.
"I don't have pets."
Cool said two issues were
at play when to hire the
directors (before or after his
retirement) and how to hire
them.
On the first matter, he made
no recommendation and
acknowledged the valid argu-
ments either way.
On the second issue, how-
ever, he said state law and
county ordinance dictate that
the board lets administrators
choose candidates for subor-


miles from its destined port
just after midnight when a
submarine fired a torpedo,
striking the starboard side of
the Dorchester, exploding in
the boiler room, destroying
the main electric supply,
releasing clouds of suffocat-
ing steam and ammonia gas.
Many on board died
instantly, while some were
trapped below deck. Others,
startled, awakened from their
bunks, made their way to the
decks of the already listing
vessel. The ship took on
water rapidly through the
massive breach. The added
weight of ice on the decks
hastened the ship's sinking.
The horror of the night
continued with overcrowded
lifeboats capsized. Life rafts
drifted away in the huge
waves before anyone could
reach them. Frozen in fear,
men clung to the side rails,
unable to will themselves to
let go and plunge into the
dark, frigid, churning waters
far below.
The USCG Comanche saw
the flash of an explosion and
left the convoy to return to
give aid, rescuing 97 sur-
vivors. The USCG Escanaba


dinate posts, and the commis-
sioners simply vote 'yes' or
'no.'
Recently, after receiving
Fisher's name but before
appointing her, Bates ques-
tioned the hiring process and
the board changed it so that
the administrator would pres-
ent up to three unranked can-
didates.
On Cool's suggestion
Tuesday, the board reverted to
the previous hiring method.
With a four-to-one vote.
they decided to hire a new


circled the sinking
Dorchester, and rescued an
additional 132 survivors. The
third U.S. Coast Guard cut-
ter, the Tampa. continued on
to Greenland. providing safe
passage for the two other
vessels. .-
Survivors gave testimony
that the only fragment of
hope came from the four
Army Chaplains who were
able to calmly guide men to
their lifeboat stations. They
opened a storage locker for
lifejackets and began to hand
them out. One soldier tried to
return to his cabin to retrieve
is gloves. One of the
Chaplains stopped him and
told the soldier he could have
one of his pair of gloves. The
soldier, a survivor of the
sinking, realized later that the
Chaplain did not have two
pair of gloves.
The Four Chaplains linked
their arms as the ship's slant
became severe. With their
heads bowed in prayer, arms
linked, they sank beneath the
waves. Two Protestant chap-
lains, one Catholic, and one
Rabbi, in one heroic act
saved the lives of dozens of
young soldiers. The story of


process," he said. "I've been a commis-
sioner a pretty good while now. It seems
like we've been doing this same old wish
list for a 100 years."
But, the orders seem to be clear from
the board.
Maxcy's following the lead of'
Commissioners Andrew Jackson and
Barbara Stewart, whom he said have
called for zero-based budgeting and line-
item reviews -of incoming revenue and
expenditures.
During Tuesday's discussion to not
hire any more division directors (save for
Emergency Medical Services)
Commission Chairman Edgar Stokes
essentially told staff to not come asking
for more bodies.
"The word is out to not waste your
paper in trying to hire anybody," Stokes
said.
Stewart asked for a pre-budget meet-
ing of the commissioners to provide
more direct guidance to staff than what
the "wish lists" previously afforded with
the ranking of budget priorities.
Sheriff Susan Benton asked that the
other constitutional offices be included
in Stewart's meeting, saying it would
give the elected officials a "common
document" for a consensus for holidays,
raises and other budget issues and would
show taxpayers they "joined forces."


administrator before
installing directors for public.
works and safety.
Jackson held firm to his
position that the county need-
ed to move forward as they've
decided thrice previously.
"This is not a football
team," Jackson said, referenc-
ing to an analogy offered by
Mark Gose, who on Feb. 19
argued that a team wouldn't
hire new assistant coaches
when it knew the head coach
was leaving. "This is a county
organization.


the Sinking of the Dorchester
and the Four Chaplains repre-
sents interfaith cooperation
and selfish service.
Those Chaplains were Lt.
George L. Fox, Methodist:
. Lt. Alexander D. Goode.
Jewish: Lt. John P.
Washington. Roman
Catholic: and Lt. Clark V.
Poling, Reformed.
Of the 230 survivors, two
lived for a time in Lake
Placid: Edward J. Dionne
and Dan O'Keefe.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7A


ADELT
Continued from 1 A
times a disaster at another
level.
It is not just cost cutting
that goes on, she added. Just
as important are those
moments when money either
must be spent, or city
enhancing projects are pro-
posed that are worth the
investment.
This is why all proposals
and suggestions now go first
to Finance Director Renee
Green's office. It is her task
to research and discover if an
idea is affordable or too cost-
ly.
For example, Adelt said,
someone might approach the
city with a grant for a new
park. According to the grant,
the city's portion of the cost
might be 25 percent.
The trouble in the past,


however, is that too often
after committing undeter-
mined resources, the city
finds small percentages,
.turned out to cost big dollars.
Now Green turns percent-
ages, and other vague num-
bers, into clearly stated facts,
making it possible to see
early whether the city can
afford an idea or not.
Adelt said the city council
faces difficult decisions that
will affect residents for
years.
Her job is to be sure the
council has reliable informa-
tion and a broad variety of
options from which to
choose.
"This is not doom and
gloom,' she said. "Now is a
time of opportunity. There
will be changes, we have to
shuffle the cards, but we're
going to be OK."


Avon Park police chief


search on schedule


12 candidates for

job, with interviews

set to begin March 5

By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.ttiJlev@newssion.coi
AVON PARK The
search for a police chief con-
tinues.
There are 12 candidates, of
whom three would have to
become certified in Florida.
The city is checking to see
what that certification would
entail.
In the meantime, the nine
other candidates will begin
interviews March 5 and 6.
The applicants come from
all over the country, as far
away as California and New
York.
Sarah Adelt, interim city
manager, said the selection
_.o ,irnti:,:- is looking for a
'..eil-i'unided individual, with
t equally strong law enforce-
ment and management skills..
Candidates from larger
police forces may have a
more difficult interview. That
is because in larger forces.
individuals become more spe-
cialized. Adelt said there is


general agreement Avon Park
needs a community-minded
generalist, capable of wearing
many hats.
Adelt added she is very
pleased with the number of
strong, serious candidates,
"We moving on it," she
said.
She is not enthusiastic in
doing away with the city's
police department at this
time.
One of the advantages of a
local city force, she said, is
their ability to know the com-
munity inside and out, and
develop relationships with
families. Adelt said she is
proud of the number of youth
Avon Park police officers
keep out of jail by working
with families.
Regarding Avon Park's sep-
arate emergency dispatch sys-
tem, she feels differently,
having toured the Sheriff's
dispatch center and coming
away impressed.
"They have things w.e can't
afford," she said, "and layers
of back-up. The elected offi-
cials are going to have to look
at it very closely. If it saves
money it will be hard not
to do."


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Business

Local Curves sites taking part in annual food drive


Special to the N'ews-Sun
Curves of Sebring and Avon Park
will be participating in the Curves Food
Drive to benefit local food banks.
Last year, the Curves Food Drive col-
lected almost I 1 million pounds of food
for local communities all over the
world.
This year. Curves has set a goal to
collect 15 million pounds t6 help even
more people in need of healthy food.
To celebrate the generosity of the
community, Curves is offering a dis-
counted service fee of $30 for any new
member who brings in a bag of non-
perishable groceries and commits to a
12-month CD membership between
March 3 and March 15. Last.year, a


quarter of a million new members
joined Curves during the food drive.
Others wishing to donate may drop
off non-perishable food items at Curves
Monday through Friday during busi-
ness hours through the month of March.
This year's food drive includes a
twist: a weekly theme that gives people
fun options and helps them.pick healthy
foods to donate.


The schedule includes: Week I,
Empty Your Panlry of Illealthy Staples;
Week 2, Foods From Around the World;
Week 3, Souper Suppers; Week 4,
Family Friendly items including
healthy snacks for kids and baby neces-
sities.
"The Curves Food Drive promotion
is always exciting," said Curves, the
owner of the Sebring & Avon Park club.
"We have a chance to help so many
people at a time when the food banks
are lowest. It's a win-win situation for
everyone, and we're very proud to par-
ticipate:"
For more information, contact
Curves at 385-1070 or
sebringciirves@embarqimail.coinm.


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Embarq hosts party for ARC


Special Ito the NIe\W-Sun
AVON PARK -- Ior 18
years, the Embarq
Community Relations 'Team,
which was formed 'to help out
in the community, has hosted
a Valentine's Day party for
the individuals served by
Ridge Area Arc. This last
Valentine's Day was no
exception.
The members from the
Avon Park Team once again
went to Arc and decorated the
cafeteria .in festive red and
while balloons, streamers,
and heart decorations. They
also provided sandwiches,


cookies, punch, and a DJ for
dancing music. As always, the
party was festive and enjoyed
by all.
The Embarq Community
Relations Team of Avon Park
had been previously awarded
the "Arc Hero of the Year"
award.,
The team has also been
active in the United Way Day
of Caring, helping with a
number of projects at the Arc.
Embarq is also a major spon-
sor for Arc's fundraiser
Kokomo.
Ridge Area Arc is a non-
profit charitable organization.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9A


Health & Nutrition


Seminar about staying


healthy planned at SFCC


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.Spcial to theI News-Sun
Dr. John Pepper, a wellness
doctor with Affinity Health
Professionals, is concerned
about both the health and
financial impact that today's
health care system is having
on the community.
"It's important for every
person in this community to
take action to help reduce the
risk of preventable disease
and medical bankruptcy. I am
committed to helping our
community take the first steps
to address a serious problem
that can be resolved. I look
forward to working with indi-
viduals, community leaders
and families who can make a
difference.
Pepper will be giving a
seminar this month on the
national bestseller, "Discover
Wellness, How Staying
Healthy Can Make You Rich,"
Affinity Health Professionals
will be taking donations to go
to The Boys And Girls Club
of Highlands County.


Affinity Health Profession-
als will be holding the presen-
tation at South Florida
Community College at 6:30
p.m. Tuesday in Building
G101. Parking will be avail-
able at the library and build-
ing G is directly behind the
library. Pepper will be the
guest speaker for this event.
RSVP to reserve your spot.
The Boys And Girls Club
plays a vital role in Highlands
County. In every community
boys and girls are left alone to
find their own recreation and
friendships. An increasing
number of children are at
home with no adult care or
supervision. The young peo-
ple need to know there is a
place to go, to learn, laugh,
grow and build lasting friend-
ships.
The Boys And Girls Clubs
offer that and much more.
Club programs and services
promote and enhance the
development of boys and girls
by instilling a sense of com-


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based on this national best-
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petence, usefulness, belong-
ing and influence.
Boys and Girls Clubs are a
safe place to learn and grow-
all the while having fun. The
clubs are truly The Positive
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Telephones for people
with a hearing or
-speech loss available
SEBRING On
'Thursday, Hearing Impaired
Persons will be in the confer-
ence room at Nu-Hope of
Highlands County. 6414 U.S.
27 South. from 10 a.m. to I
p.m. to distribute amplified
telephones to Florida resi-
dents who 1h"-e a hearing or
speech loss.
Hearing Impaired Persons
is a regional distribution cen-
ter for Florida
Telecommunications Relay
Inc., a non-profit organiza-
tion that distributes special-
ized telephone equipment at
no cost to permanent resi-
dents of Florida who have a
hearing or speech loss. For
more information, call (941)
743-8347.


American Red Cross
offers classes
SEBRING The
American Red Cross,
Highlands County Service


Center will offer Infant/Child
Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation/Automated
External Defibrillator from
60-10 p.m. Thursday. Cost of
the class is $35.
Other Health & Safety
Courses offered include:
CPR for the Professional
Rescuer, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Saturday. Cost is $60.
Adult CPR/AED, 6-10
p.m. Monday. Cost is $35.
First Aid Basics, 6-10
p.m. Tuesday, 6-10 p.m. Cost
is $35.
A Disaster Services Course
in Damage Assessment will
be offered from 6-10 p.m.
Thursday, as well.
The Highlands County
Service Center is at 106
Medical Center Ave.,
Sebring.

Good Shepherd


loss. Good Shepherd Hospice
is offering a free grief sup-
port group in Sebring where
people can share their feel-
ings with others and learn
ways to work through their
grief.
A six-week adult grief sup-
port group is scheduled to
run on Tuesdays, March 4 to
April 8 at the Good Shepherd
Hospice Sun Room. 3003
Herring Ave. The group will
meet from 2-4 p.m.
The sessions are open to
anyone who has lost a loved
one, and participants need
not have used Good
Shepherd Hospice programs
in the past. Space is limited
and reservations are' request-
ed. To RSVP or for informa-
tion, contact Thelma Rala't at
863-297-1880 or toll-free, at
1-800-464-3994.


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one of the nation's largest, community-based,
not- for-profit hospice organizations has
announced that Gwen Kaplan and Elizabeth
Willers have joined its Development
Department.
Kaplan accepted the position of Good
Shepherd Hospice major gifts officer and
joined the organization in January.
Kaplan is a graduate of Indiana University
and previously held development leadership
roles with The Florida Center for Children and
Family Development in Sarasota and the


Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago.
Willers joined Good Shepherd Hospice in
February as development coordinator. In this
role, Willers will direct the planning and coor-
dination of Good Shepherd Hospice fundrais-
ing events in Highlands County.
Willers is a graduate of the University of
Connecticut and previously held positions with
the Girl Scouts, Heart of Florida Council and
the FALLS Adventure, both in Lakeland.
Good Shepherd Hospice embraces its mis-
sion to make the most of life by relieving the
suffering of patients and their families affected
by life-limiting illnesses or end-of-life issues.


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support group
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treak bo High School Baseball "D" .ago

Streaks blow by Tornadoes, Dragons


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne


The game


is safe

They say the sport is in
trouble, that it has a lot of
,work to do to earn back
'the trust of its' fans.
That may be true, but
is there ever a time of
year that shows the fun-
demental, unwavering
status of the game of
baseball than spring?
Sure, football is the
monolith of sports
leagues that carries us
through the fall and win-
ter.
But with the break of
spring the temperatures
rising, the grass becoming
greener the lure of the
upcoming baseball season
rivets its' fans in such a
way that keeps it as our
national pastime.
Hope springs eternal
for fans in all but a few
cities, and even in those
cities, dreams of at least
getting better are enough
to brighten the eyes.
Will Hanley Ramirez
continue to blossom and
give the Marlins' one of
the top talents in all of
baseball?
Will the Ray's young
talent come together and
put them in the AL East
running as the year's
biggest surprise?
The wonder in my
home town is will the city
be rocking with the first
World Series appearance
since 1945, will it blow
apart at the seems with'
the first World Series win
in 100 years or will we
be enduring a century-
long run as loveable los-
ers?
But even beyond our
solitary teams, the famil-
iar names of our home-
town heroes, there is just
See GAME, page 3C


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoelwe@inew\ss)ul.comn
SEBRING It's been a
busy couple days for the
Sebring offense, racking up
27 runs, while the pitching
and defense were stingy in
allowing zero scores
against Lake Placid Seb
Monday and Sarasota
Booker Tuesday night. 4
The threats of thun- 1
derstorms were never Bo
realized, nor was any
threat of the Tornadoes
causing any damage
Tuesday in the 16-0
district win.
Cody Higgins was in com-
plete control, striking out nine
while giving up just two hits
in his four scoreless innings
of work.
Dustin Lang came on in the


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fifth to wrap'it up and struck
out the side.
Patience was key at the
plate for the Streaks (5-2, 2-1)
as they drew five first-inning
walks to plate a run.
A walk to Peter Guerra
came around in the
ring second when Higgins
doubled him home.
Two more runs
6 would score in the see-
ker ond on an error and
S wild pitch.
Three more walks
along with a single and
two doubles brought
five more home, making it 9-
0 and on target for an early
night.
Seven more would cross
the plate in the bottom of the
fourth as Sebring took advan-
tage of five more walks and


some timely hitting to put the
game away.
In Monday night's contest,
the Sebring bats were boom-
ing, the pitching was nearly
unhittable and by the time
that Lake Placid pitcher Perry
Mason got on track, the case
was closed in the 11-0 Blue
Streak win.
"It makes it tough when
you fall behind and then have
to put one right down the mid-
dle," Dragon head coach Dan
Coomes said of his hurler's
shaky start.
That dilemma got the Blue
Streaks scoring early and
often, plating nine runs in the
first two innings.
And with Sebring starter
Steven Fortner blazing
See STREAKS, page 3C


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
SFCC head coach Rick Hitt gets the congratulatory 'ice douse' after his Panthers earned him
his 300th career victory at the school with an 8-3 win over visiting Catonsville Community
College.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Ecstatic teammates await Israel Gomez, #15, as he heads to
home plate after hitting a two-run tater in Sebring's 11-0 win
over Lake Placid Monday night.


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK The South
Florida Community College
pounced on the Polk
Community College Vikings
9-1 at Panther Field on
Tuesday night bringing their
record to 13-10.
Starting pitcher Johnny
Sedlock, and the solid SFCC
defense, gave up just one run
in eight and a half innings.
scattering ten hits.
The mostly defensive
game stayed tied at zero until
the bottom of the fifth, when
the Avon Park connection of
Matt Devlin, who got a walk,
was driven in by high school
teammate Twain Perry, who
slugged out a stand-up dou-
ble.
Brien Coppola kicked off
the bottom of the seventh
with a solo blast, and Perry
again pulled out the double
to drive short stop Austin
Gaines in for the RBI, put-
ting the Panthers up 3-0 over
the Vikings.
The Vikings scored their
only run in the top of the
eighth when freshman
infielder Justin Hedges
bagged a bases-empty
homer.
Gaines' golden bat would
hit pay-dirt again, this time
in the bottom of the eighth,
when he pounded it out of
the park for a grand slam
after Coppola drove in


another RBI for the night
pushing the score up to the
final 9-1.
Chaz Abeln took the
mound relieving Sedlock for
the last Viking bat in the top
of the ninth, and put Polk
away without giving up a
run.
The Panthers are again at
home for their next game on
Friday at 2 p.m: when they
face Clearwater Christian
College.
The SFCC baseball team
won another one at home
Monday, this time defeating
the CCBC Catonsville
Cardinals 8-3 at Panther
Field, giving head coach
Rick Hitt career victory
number 300.
"We did well tonight,"
commented a wet and cold
Hitt after a tearn congrats
dunking with an ice bucket.
"They (the Cardinals) are a
very competitive team. and it
was a close game until
Decker hit his second
homer."
The Panthers' starting
pitcher, Jasper Brown, gave
up just three hits, two of
those in the first inning, and
then settled down to throw
consistently in the strike
zone.
"It felt good out there after
I got warmed up," said
Brown. "Near the end, they
See SFCC, page 3C


Harlem Ambassadors


entertain Avon Park
...EV... f d


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Harlem Ambassador Lade Majic hides with her "mom and
dad" in the crowd to avoid the referee's eye. The Harlem
Ambassadors were invited to play in a charity game by the
Avon Park Rotary Club at the SFCC gym against local play-
ers who formed the Highlands Hoopers Team. The event
was a fund raiser for the Rotary and the proceeds will go to
support the clubs donations and scholarships.


Sebring racketeers


stay unbeaten


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@niewsstii.coim
The Sebring girl's ten-
nis team moved their
early season record to a
perfect 3-0 with a white-
knuckle, 4-3 win at
Hardee Monday.
Number one singles
player, Mary Midence,
won for her third straight
time as well, taking a
two-set match against
Kaitlin Justice, 7-5, 6-4.
Also winning in singles
for the Streaks were
Kelsie Johnson at number
three and Ashley 'J.J.'
Jimenez at number four,
keeping each of their sea-
son records at 3-0.
Sheela Joshi put up a
good fight at number two
singles, but is still look-
ing, for her first match-
victory of the season as
she fell in three sets to
Shelby Durrance.
Kelsey Tucker also


went three sets in her
first start at number five,
but came up short to
Amanda Porter, 2-6, 6-3,
4-6.
Up 3-2 after the sin-
gles matches, Sebring
just needed one win out
of the two doubles
matches to seal the win.
Joshi and Jimenez
almost got that win, but
took their first loss of the
season, going three sets,
2-6, 6-3, 8-10, to the
Durrance sisters, Shelby
and Clara.
The team got the the
clinching win, however,
with the number one
doubles team ol Midence
and Johnson who
stormed over Justice and
Natalie Green, 6-1, 6-2.
The girls were back 'in
action Tuesday against
Braden River, but scores
were not available at
press time.


Lady Streaks wallop Wildcats


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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sami Lower got the Sebring offense started with this second-
inning base hit, in the Lady Streaks 13-3 win over Hardee
Tuesday night after bouncing Booker 17-0 Monday.


Junior College Baseball



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ON DECK


TODAY: GirlsTennis at Hardee, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball at Lake Placid, 5:30/7:30 p.m.;Track and Field at Sebring, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Palmetto, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Palmetto, 7 p.m.; Softball vs.
Braden River, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis at Hardee, 4 p.m.


THURSDAY: Baseball vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Avon Park, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys
Tennis at Sebring, Sun' N Lake, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Sebring, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at McKeel, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. McKeel, 7 p.m.; Softball at
Immokalee, 6/8 p.m.
Lake Pladd MONDAY: JV Baseball at Hardee, 6 p.m.


r THURSDAY: Baseball at Bartow, 7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis vs. Lake Placid, Sun 'N Lake 4
p.m.; GirlsTennis at Lake Placid, 4 p.m.;Track.and Field hosts Sebring Relays, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: JV Baseball at Riverdale, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Palmetto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Hardee, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Hardee, 4 p.m.; Softball vs. Avon
Park, 5/7 p.m.; BoysTennis at Booker, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Booker, Sun 'N Lake, 4
Sebring p.m.; Track and Field hosts Sebring Invite, 4 p.m.; Boys Weight Lifting hosts meet, 5 p.m.



THURSDAY: Softball at Hillsborough Community College, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Clearwater Christian College, Double Header, 2 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at Seminole Community College, 1 p.m.; Softball at PolkToumey,
TBA
SFCC SUNDAY: Baseball vs. Florida Community College, 1 p.m.; Softball at PolkToumey,TBA


SPORTS BRIEFS


ROTC Golf Tournament
AVON PARK Avon Park High
School Air Force Junior ROTC will host
a golf tournament on March 29 at
Pinecrest Golf Course.
If you would like to participate or help
sponsor this event please contact
Colonel Bill Hutchison or Chief Dennis
Green at 452-4311, ext. 299 or 300.
LP. Miracle League
LAKE PLACID The Miracle League
of Lake Placid will conduct a baseball
clinic Saturday, March 15.
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
learning and fun.
Baseball stations will be set up around
the field.
Stations for fielding, hitting and
throwing will be conducted by the
coaches from this past season.
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 Baseball
.LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Youth
Baseball is now accepting registrations
for the following age groups: Girls
Softball ages 10-12 and 13-15. Boys
ages 11-1,2 and 13-14. Registration
forms will ,be sent out to the schools the
week of Feb. 11 and can also be down-
loaded 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.
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 do not want to participate in the
clay shooting, come-join us for a prime
rib and jumbo shrimp lunch with a dona-
tion 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 Itinch for
player and a guest at the Post after play
ends.
Ladies and mixed foursomes are wel-
come.
Cash prizes will be awarded to flight
winners and runners-up as well as


longest drive for both men and women
and closest to the pin.
Supported charities of the tournament
are Shriners Childrens Hospital and the
VFW Veterans' Home in Ocala, an
assisted living facility for needy and dis-
abled 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.
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 S'aithday, March 22, 2008.
The tournament will utilize a two-per-
son scramble and teams will be flighted
by total handicap.
Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120
per team) which includes after play
meal.
Registration forms are available at the
participating golf pro shop or can be
mailed or faxed to you by calling Sandy
Foster at 382-2134.
Business sponsorships are also avail-
able.
Previous years events have resulted in
a full-field of players so early registra-
tion is encouraged.
Ten Star All Star Basketball
Camp application evaluations
Applications are now being evaluated
for the Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp.
The Ten Star All Star Summer
Basketball Camp is by invitation only.
,Boys and Girls ages 10-19 are eligible
to apply. Past participants include:
Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince
Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and
Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and 10 foreign
countries attended the 2007 Camp.
College Basketball Scholarships are
possible for players selected to the All-
American Team.
Camp locations include Babson Park,
FL, Prescott, AZ, Thousand Oaks, CA,
Gainesville, GA, Champaign, IL,
Glassboro, NJ, Lebanon, TN, Commerce,
TX and Blacksburg, VA.
There is also a Summer Camp avail-
able for boys and girls, ages 6 to 18 of
all skill levels.
For a free brochure on these Summer
Camps, call (704) 373-0873 anytime or
check out the web site at www.tenstar-
camp.com.
HCTA Tennis Scholarships
SEBRING The HCTA will be
accepting applications for Scholarship
funds for graduating tennis team players.
Scholarship applications have been
mailed to each high school's athletic
director or scholarship advisor.
Completed applications must be
received by April 12 to be considered for
funding.
The HCTA is a not-for-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to supporting and promot-
ing the great game of tennis to players of
all ages and skill levels.
The association's primary purpose is
to support area high school and youth
tennis activities.
For more information on school and
youth tennis programs and clinics, call
386-HCTA (4282).


STATS & STANDINGS


Avon Park


The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Feb. 24, total points based on
25 points for a first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-
vious ranking: ,
Record Pts Pvs
1. Tennessee (69) 25-2 1,797 2
2. Memphis 26-1 1,682 1
3. North Carolina (2)26-2 1,668 3
4. UCLA (1) 24-3 1,593 6
5. Texas 23-4 1,478 7
6. Kansas 24-3 1,368 4
7. Duke 23-3 1,344 5
8. Stanford 22-4 1,264 9


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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY
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Georgia Tech at Duke . ...... ....... . . . ESPN
West Virginia at DePaul . ........... ... ESPN2
THURSDAY
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NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 43 12.782 -
Toronto 31 24 .564 12
New Jersey 25 31 .44618Y%
Philadelphia 25 32 .439 19
New York 17 39 .30426%
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 36 22 .621 -
Washington 27 29 .482 8
Atlanta 22 32 .407 12
Charlotte 19 37 .339 16
Miami 9 44 .17024%
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Detroit 42 15 .737 -
Cleveland 32 24 .571 9%
Chicago 22 34 .39319Y2
Indiana 22 35 .386 20
Milwaukee 21 35 .37520%
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 38 17 .691 -
New Orleans 37 18 .673 1
Dallas 38 19 .667 1
Houston 36 20 .643 2%
Memphis 14 42 .25024Y%
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Utah 36 20 .643 -
Denver 33 23 .589 3
Portland 29 27 .518 7
Seattle 15 40 .27320Y2
Minnesota 11 43 .204 24
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 39 17 .696 -
Phoenix 38 18 .679 1
Golden State 33 22 .600 5%2
Sacramento 26 29 .47312Y%
L.A. Clippers 19 35 .352 19
Monday's Games
Toronto 102, Indiana 98
Washington 95, New Orleans 92
San Antonio 89, Atlanta 74
Dallas 102, Chicago 94
Detroit 98, Denver 93
Boston 104, L.A. Clippers 76
Tuesday's Games
Orlando at New Jersey, late
Sacramento at Miami, late
Phoenix at Memphis, late
Utah at Minnesota, late
Cleveland at Milwaukee, late
Washington at Houston, late
Seattle at Golden State, late
Portland at L.A. Lakers, late
Wednesday's Games
Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Utah, 9 p.m.
Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Portland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
I W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 37 21 5 79170148&
Pittsburgh 35 21 7 77186171
N.Y. Rangers 32 24 8 72166158
Philadelphia 31 25 7 69192182
N.Y. Islanders 30 26 7 67 156 180
S'Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Ottawa 36 21 6 78210188
Montreal 33 21 9 75196180
Boston 32 23 6 70165167
Buffalo 30 24 9 69188178
Toronto 27 28 9 63177200
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Carolina 32 28 5 69194207
Washington 28 27 8 64 177 196
Florida 28 30 7 63175189
Atlanta 29 30 4 62169203
Tampa Bay 25 30 7 57177203
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 42 17 5 89200 141
Nashville 32 24 8 72186181'
Columbus 29 26 9 67156166
St. Louis 28 24'10 66159.173
Chicago 29 27 6 64178180
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 33 22 8 74 180 178
Minnesota 34 23 5 73 170 168
Vancouver 32 22 8 72167157
Colorado 31 26 6 68172 174
Edmonton 28 30 5 61169190
Pacific Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Dallas 39 22 5 83196163
Anaheim 3623 7 79167163
San Jose 33 21 8 74161 151
Phoenix 32 26 5 69173171
Los Angeles 26 34 4 56186212
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Monday's Games
Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3, SO
Toronto 5, Ottawa 0
Tuesday's Games
INew Jersey at Carolina, late
Minnesota at Washington, late
Pittsburgh at N.Y Islanders, late
Ottawa at Boston, late
Atlanta at Montreal, late
Dallas at St. Louis, late
Detroit at Edmonton, late
Colorado at Calgary, late
Wednesday's Games
Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
NCAA Men's Basketball


9. Xavier 24-4 1,22810
10. Wisconsin 23-4 1,17511
11. Georgetown 22-4 1,101 12
12. Indiana 23r4 969 15
13. Louisville 22-6 828 18
14. Butler 25-3. 752 8
15. Connecticut 21-6 688 13
16. Purdue 21-6 655 14
17. Notre Dame, 21-5 630 21
18. Vanderbilt 23-4 627 20
19. Michigan St. 22-5 625 19
20. Drake .24-3 621 16
21. Marquette 20-6 389 25
22. Washington St.21-6 364 17
23. Kent St. 23-5 125 -
24. Gonzaga 21-6 94 -
25. Saint Mary's 23-4 77 23
Others receiving votes: Miami 62,
Davidson 40, Clemson 26, Texas A&M
21, BYU 20, Kansas St. 14, South
Alabama 14, AriZona 11, Southern Cal
11, Mississippi St. 8, Pittsburgh 7,
Stephen FAustin 7, Va. Commonwealth
4, Florida 3, Kentucky 3, W. Kentucky 3,
Arizona St. 1, Comell 1, New Mexico 1,
UAB 1.
Monday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Marquette 85, Villanova 75
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 77, Alcom St. 67
Alabama St. 65, Southern U. 46
Bethune-Cookman 73, Md.-Eastern
Shore 60
Coppin St. 68, Howard 45
ETSU 96, Campbell 87
Florida A&M 70, Delaware St. 58
MVSU 63, Prairie View 59
Morgan St, 66, Hampton 62, OT
N. Carolina A&T 77, S. Carolina St. 75
South Alabama 64, Presbyterian 49
UNO Greensbqro 75, Coll. of Charleston
67 : ,'-
Winston-Salem 68;,Norfolk St. 65
MIDWEST
Texas 74, Kansas St.i.65
Valparaiso 66; WHs.-Milwaukee 57
SOUTHWEST,
Texas Southern 77, Ark.-Pine Bluff 76,
OT
FAR WEST ",
Gonzaga 73, Portland'51
Saint Mary's, Calif. 61;:San Diego 54
Santa Clara 87, San Francisco 55
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. 24, 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 (39)26-1 1,232 1
2. North Carolina (2)25-2 1,170 2
3.Tennessee (1) 25-2 1,116 3
4. Rutgers (8) 22-4 1,084 5
5. Maryland 28-2 1,076 4 ,
6. LSU 23-3 1,023 6
7. Stanford 25-3 996 7
8. Baylor. 23-3 883 9
9. California 23-4 812 8
10. Oklahoma 20-5 784 11
11. Old Dominion 24-3 751 10
12. Duke 21-7 702 12
13. West Virginia 22-4 677 13
14. Notre Dame 21-6 559 14
15. G. Washington 22-5 489 17
16. Utah 23-3 462 18
17. Oklahoma St. 21-5 407 16
18. Ohio St. 20-6 324 20
19. UTEP 23-2 321 19
20. Texas A&M 20-7 305 21
21. Kansas St. 18-8 299 15
22. Georgia 20-7 178 24
23.Vanderbilt 20-7, 150 25
24. Wyoming -22-4 94 -
25. Marist , 6-2' 82 -
Others receiving votes: Vi-ginia 68,
Syracuse 60, Louisville 44, Liberty 32,
Pittsburgh 16, Arizona St. 12, DePaul
11, Hartford 8, Michigan St. 5, .. ,
Chattanooga 4, Montana 4, Illinois St.'
3, SMU 3, Iowa 2, TCU 1, Wis.-Green
Bay 1.
Transactions

BASEBALL
S American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Named Matt
Klentak director of baseball operations.
BOSTON RED SOX-Agreed to terms
with RHP Bartolo Colon on a minor
league contract. Named Bruce Hurst
special Instructor for player develop-
ment.
TEXAS RANGERS-Named Jerry
Narron consultant/scout. Agreed to
terms with RHP Omar Beltre, RHP Wes
Littleton, RHP Brandon McCarthy, INF
Travis Metcalf, OF David Murphy, LHP
A.J. Murray and RHP Alexi Ogando on
one-year contracts.
National League
CINCINNATI REDS-Agreed to terms
with INF-OF Jeff Keppinger, RHP
Marpus McBeth and RHP Ramon
Ramirez on one-year contracts.


FLORIDA MARLINS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Harvey Garcia, RHP Logan
Kensing, RHP Henry Owens and OF
Brett Carroll on one-year contracts.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
DETROIT LIONS-Released CB
Fernando Bryant.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
COLORADO AVALANCHE-Agreed to
terms with F Peter Forsberg on a con-
tract through the end of the season.
DALLAS STARS-Activated D Philippe
Boucher from injured reserve.
DETROIT RED WINGS-Signed RW
Darren McCarty to a one-year contract
and assigned him to Grand Rapids
(AHL).
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Assigned F
Nathan Smith to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
(AHL).
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Signed D Barret
Jackman to a four-year contract exten-
sion. Recalled G Hannu Toivonen from
Peoria (AHL). Assigned G Chris
Beckford-Tseu to Peoria.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Traded LW
Vaclav Prospal to Philadelphia for D
Alexandre Picard and a 2009 condition-
al draft pick. Re-signed D Dan Boyle to
a six-year contract extension.
COLLEGE
DELAWARE VALLEY-Fired Denny
Surovec, men's basketball coach.
JAMES MADISON-Signed Mickey
Matthews, football coach, to'a'thrdd-
year contract extension through 2012.
Major League Baseball

AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pct
Detroit 0 0 .000
Texas 0 0 .000
Oakland 0 0 .000
Los Angeles 0 0 .000
Boston 0 0 .000
Baltimore 0 0 .000
Cleveland 0 0 .000
New York 0 0 .000
Toronto 0 0 .000
Minnesota 0 0 .000
Seattle 0 0 .000
Kansas City 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 0 .000
NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct
Houston 0 0 .000
St. Louis 0 0 .000
Arizona 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 O0.000
Cincinnati 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 0 .000
San Diego 0 0 .000
Los Angeles 0 0 .000
Colorado 0 0 .000
San Francisco. 0 0 .000
Florida 0 0 .000
Milwaukee 0 0 .000
Pittsburgh 0 0 .000
Washington .0 0 .000
Philadelphia 0 0 .000
New York 0 0 .000
NOTE: Split-squad games count in the
standings; games against non-major
league teams do not.
Wednesday's Games
Manatee CC vs. Pittsburgh, Bradenton,
12:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia, Clearwater,
1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets vs. Detrolt, Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.
Saint Louis U. vs. St. Louis, Jupiter,
1:05 p.m.
Georgia vs. Atlanta, Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m.
Colorado vs. Chicago White Sox,
Tucson, 3:05 p.m.
Texas vs. Kansas City, Surprise, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Washington vs. Florida, Jupiter, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday's Games
Georgetown vs. Washington, Vero
Beach, 11:30 a.m.
N.Y, Mets vs. St. Louis, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
Atlanta vs. LA Dodgers, Vero Beach,
1:05 p.m.
Houston vs. Cleveland, Winter Haven,
,1:05 p.m.
Toronto vs. Detroit, Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.
Florida vs.,Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale,
1:05 p.m.
Minnesota (ss) vs. Cincinnati, Sarasota,
1:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, Clearwater,
1:05 p.m.
Boston College vs. Boston (ss), Fort
Myers, 1:05 p,m.
Colorado (ss) vs. Arizona, Tucson, 3:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado (ss),
Tucson, 3:05 p.m.
Oakland vs. Milwaukee, Phoenix, 3:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco,
Scottsdale, 3:05 p.m.
San Diego vs. Seattle, Peoria, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m. (charity game)
Texas vs. LA Angels, Tempe, 5:05 p.m.
Northeastern U. vs. Boston (ss), at Fort
Myers, Fla., 6:05 p.m.


GOLF
THURSDAY
4 p.m. PGA Honda Classic, First Round ............. GOLF


NBA
THURSDAY
8 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio .. ................... TNT
1i,0:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers. ........................ TNT

NHL
WEDNESDAY
7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay. ............ .... SUN
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Standings shuffle for L.P. Seniors STREAKS
Continued from 1C


Special to the News-Sun
The Central Security team defeated the
Schooni's Family Restaurant team by a score
of 18-8 to move back into first place in the
Lake Placid Senior Softball League play on
Monday, Feb. 25 at the Lake, June Ball fields.
Dana Hurlbut led the high-scoring attack for
Central the winners, going 4-for-4 at
the plate.
81 Tom Walsh, Ray Heisenberg
and Hugh Grimaldi chipped in
Schooni's three hits each and John Miller
blasted a three-run home run to
8 put the game out of reach.
Howard Carney and Bob
Sheets were each 3-for-3, Al
Chipps was 2-for-2 and John Loudensack and
Ray Wilson were 2-for-3 in the losing effort.
The score on the other field was also 18-8
with the hard-luck Seminole Tire team break-
ing out to top the Lake Placid Marine team.


GAME
Continued from 1C .
something comforting, revitalizing about the
opening of the baseball season.
It's a game many of us grew up with, even
Those who didn't pursue it much beyond little
league, it was ingrained in us from our earli-
est years.
Local leagues are a testament to the life-
long bond we have with the game, from tod-
dler's taking their first t-ball swings to old-
timers harkening back to .their collective
youths on the grass and dirt diamonds.
And aside from the leagues we play in, the
spectacle .of the viewing is worth an after-
noon or evening at the old ballpark.
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Jurmu had three hits each and Wayne Hill, Jim
Radcliff, Gary Vann, Don Thomas, Gary
Steeves and Bill Card had two hits each for the
Seminole Tire team.
Cal Bready and Glenn Minnick both went 4-
for-4 and George Quay and
Roger Lynch were 2-for-4 for Seminole
Lake Placid Marine.
This was the third week in a
row where first place in the 18
league changed hands. L.P. Marine
Central Security now leads
the league with a record of 7-5 M
with the idle Michelle Yates 8
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Schooni's Family Restaurant team one-half
game back at 6-5 followed by the Lake Placid
Marine team at 5-6 and the Seminole Tire team
at 4-6.
League play continues through March.


to that first game.
Walking up the stairs and coming out onto
the concourse to see that grand, beautiful,
almost glowing field spread out in front of
you.
After hundreds of visits, the memories of
glimpsing the wonder of Wrigley Field will
forever give me goose bumps.
The names in the uniforms may.change, the
players will come and go but it is the game
we watch, the pastime that brings us back,
the hope and dreams of each new season that
gets us eager all over again.
There are problems facing the league, steps
that need to be taken.
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Kyle Long then struck out,
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hit as did Watt, whose
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lacid was lucky just to be
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Another double steal
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kept squeezing in closer to the
plate, and I had to work hard
not to hit a batter."
SFCC sophomore Brandon
Decker, who hails from Gulf,
hit a two-run homer in the.
bottom of the fifth and his
second homer against the
Cardinals in the seventh
clearing the stadium lights
and hitting a van deep in the
East parking lot.
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team get a 'w'," said Decker. time yet. solid team, and they won it
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final two runs in the fifth for
Sebring and any faint hopes
of a comeback ended on a
diving catch by Streak center-
fielder Jordan Bassett for the
game's final out.
"Sometimes you just get
beat," Coomes said. "And you
can't win without scoring."
Sebring head man, Hoppy
Rewis, was obviously pleased
with the outcome.
"We've got some kids that
can hit," he said. "And Steven
(Fortner) is getting better
every time out.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 282007CA000981A000XX
Division: -
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff
-vs-
EKATERINA A. GOUJOVA AS TRUSTEE OF
1106 BELLEVUE LAND TRUST, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EKATERINA A. GOUJOVA AS TRUSTEE OF
1106 BELLEVUE LAND TRUST
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2387 SE 19TH ST
HOMESTEAD, FL 33035
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 3, LESS THE
EASTERLY 13 FEET, AND ALL OF LOT 4,
LESS THE EASTERLY 13 FEET, BLOCK 195,
WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED -IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE MOST SOUTHERLY COR-
NER OF SAID LOT 4; RUN THENCE NORTH-
EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY
BOUNDARY OF LOT.4 AND LOT 3, A DIS-
TANCE OF 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE
LINE DIVIDING LOTS 3 AND 4, A DISTANCE
OF 137 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH-
EASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTH-
EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF LOTS 3 AND 4, A
DISTANCE OF 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY, ALONG THE SOUTHEAS-
TERLY BOUNDARY- OF LOT 4, A DISTANCE
OF 137 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
*any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court el-
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immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks In the The
News-Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 15th day of February, 2008.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
February 27; March 5, 2008
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,


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THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST SAID DE-
FENDANT, AND ALL PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
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YOU.ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title
to the following property in Highlands County,
Florida:
Legal Description:
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, P.A., 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, Clerk
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
DEPUTY CLERK
February 20, 27; March 5, 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: 08-224-GCS
MICHAEL J. MONTGOMERY
and YOLANDA MONTGOMERY,
Plaintiffs,
vs
BONNIE LYNNE JOYNES, ROLAND P.
JOYNES, and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES,
BENEFICIARIES, SUCCESSORS AND
ASSIGNS OF FLORENCE K. JOYNES,
DECEASED.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, PERSONAL REP-
RESENTATIVES, BENEFICIARIES, SUCCES-
SORS, AND ASSIGNS OF: FLORENCE K. JOY-
NES, DECEASED.
RESIDENCES UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your Written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN F. BAKER,
ESQ., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
800 First Street' South, Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 1st day of April, 2008,
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to foreclose on real
property described as follows:
LOT 29, BLOCK 269, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any special accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within (2) working days of your receipt of this
Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777 or Flori-
da Relay Service 1-800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 19th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
February 27; March 5, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-53
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEVERLY W. SWANK
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Beverly
W. Swank, deceased, whose date of death
was. June 5, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
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 27, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Charles E. Swank, Sr.
7106 Sparta Road
Sebring, Florida 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney for Charles Swank
Florida Bar No. 0608475
3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite 9
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-7700
Fax: (863) 382-7715
February 27; March 5, 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
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.


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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.
I 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 IB. 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
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. 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 08-79
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS S. FESHOH
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of THO-
MAS' S. FESHOH, deceased, whose date of
death was October 1, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's, estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.70,2 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 27, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Deborah E. Makovitch
57 Crestvlew Drive E.
Pine City, New York 14871
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Attorney for DEBORAH E. MAKOVITCH
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
Fax: (863) 465-8100
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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:
/s/ Nichele Elaine Aul
243 Wild Turkey Point
Lorida, Florida 33857
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ William J. Nielander
Attorney for NICHELE ELAINE AUL
Florida Bar No. 0386014
172 E. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-8181
Fax: (863) 465-5614
February 20, 27, 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 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
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


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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, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 5, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07029403 AMERIQUEST-CONV-R-ejayska
February 20, 27, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 282007CA000870A00OXX
DIVISION:
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AS TRUSTEE UNDER POOLING AND
SERVICING.AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
MAY 1, 2007 SECURITIZED ASSET BACKED
RECEIVABLES LLC TRUST 2007-BR3
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-BR3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MERCEDES B. PEREZ
A/K/A MERCEDEZ B. PEREZ, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14,
2008, and entered in Case No.
282007CA000870A00OXX of the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank
National Trust Company as Trustee under
Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of
May 1, 2007 Securitized Asset Backed Receiv-
ables LLC Trust 2007-BR3 Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates, Series 2007-BR3, is the
Plaintiff and Mercedes B. Perez a/k/a Merce-
dez B. Perez, Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc. as Nominee for WMC Mortgage
Corporation, Progress Energy, Inc. d/b/a
Progress Energy Florida, are defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room in the basement,
Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, High-
lands County, Florida at 11:00am on the 18th
day of March, 2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment of
Foreclosure:
LOT 45, BLOCK 31, OF LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6 AT
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 1053 WINTER GREEN STREET, LAKE
PLACID, FL 33852
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 Pehdens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 20th
day of February, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
777 S. Harbour Island Blvd. Suite 940
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 221-4743
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice of
Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
February 27; March 5, 2008


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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.
NOTICE0OF 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
Febraury 20, 27, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 07-CA-000933
DIVISION:
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BANKER'S TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
AND CUSTODIAN FOR IXIS 2005-HE4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ABIMAEL COLON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14,
2008, and entered in Case No. 07-CA-000933
of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in
which Deutsche Bank Trust Company Ameri-
cas Formlery Known as Banker's Trust Com-
pany, as Trustee and Custodian for IXIS 2005-
HE4, is the Plaintiff and Abimael Colon, Melis-
sa Juarbe, Mortgage Electronic Registration-
Systems, Inc. As Nominee for Fremont Invest-
ment & Loan, are defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury
Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands
County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida at 11:00am on the 18th day of
March, 2008, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment of-Foreclo-
sure:
LOT 28, BLOCK 273, OF SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9 AT PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
AK/A 4425 ALCANTARRA AVENUE SEBRING,
FL 33872-1943
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 in Highlands County, Florida this 20th
day of February, 2008.
SClerk of t&e Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
777 S. Harbour Island Blvd. Suite 940
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 221-4743
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 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-











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Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice of
Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
February 27; March 5, 2008

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
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JOIES
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant
to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the Cil-
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, 1, 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 TO58WR
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


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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 to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Highlands 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:
I 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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC-07-616
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JERRY BARNETT, ot al.,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed October 23, 2007, entered in Case No.:
GC-07-616 in the Circuit Court in and for
Highland County, Florida, wherein, JERRY
BARNETT and BARBARA BARNETT,,et al., are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at
11:00 a.m. on the 18th day of March, 2008,
the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure, to wit:
LOT 33, 34, 35 and 36, Block 59, TOWN
OF HARDING SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 104, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person claiming a right to funds
remain 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. After 60 days
only the owner of record as of thie date of the
lis pendens may claim the surplus.
Dated this 18th day of February, 2008.
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
February 27; March 5, 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, 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


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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


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County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
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estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
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SCDL-A w/Hazmat
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Carpenters w/tools
Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.
Applications-accepted daily
with proper ID.
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471-2774
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2100 Help Wanted
CLEANING PART TIME Evening clerk, motel
manager/cleaner. 102 US 27 S .Avon Paikl
Appy from, 9 am- 5 pm., Wed-Sat. in poison
DRIVERS NEEDED
For community tansporlation. Must be 25
years old with clean driving record and willing
to work flexible hours. Please contact
(863)735-8886 between 9AM and 4PM.
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EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM Installers needed.
Must have good FL DL. Apply at 4420 Hwy 27
South, Sebring or call 471-9906 Fax 471-
1777

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tion and Industrial sales. Fax resume
to 507-494-7664. Or call 941-224-2811
HBO TECHNICIAN

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our HBO program at Highlands Regional Med-
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on weekends for alzhiemers patient
RECEPTIONIST- Bi-lingual,
Experienced in Medical Office
Procedures. Immediate Opening
In Lake Placid. Attractive pay and
benefits Call Sandy at 699-1414.
RECEPTIONIST/DR.ASSISTANT, needed for
doctor's office in Lake Placid, No experience
needed. Send resume to P.O. Box 3150, Lake
Placid, FL 33862
Sales Associate/Manager Trainee: Excellent
customer service skills, computer skills, relia-
ble transportation. Must present enthusiastic,
positive professional image and be able to
multi-task. Requires prolonged stariding,
bending and lifting. Criminal Background
check Required. Please send resume to 2227
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SEB- F/T Experienced cook, Apply in person,
no call, at Fairway Pines, 5959 Sun n Lake
Blvd., Sebring.

SEBRING-METAL ROOF mechanics, top pay
with experience. Call 407-321-3181
SEEKING IN AVON PARK, Cardiologist office
a M.A, with knowledge of EKG and interpreta-
tion, P/T or FIT. M-F. Fax to 407-898-8756 or
mail to ICVC, 615 E. Princeton St. #104, Or-
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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

08 0 Homes for Sale
40 0 Sebring
SEB-207 & 219 Pine St. Handy man Specials,
$70,000 each OBO. Call 863-385-0646 or
863-835-2876.
SEB-FOR SALE New townhomes, 2 units,
3/BD, 2.5/BA, I/CG, each unit. $299,000.per
building. 4 units available. Call 863-655-0311
SEB-GOLF HAMMOCK POOL HOME, 4/BD,
4/BA, 2 car garage, on cul de sac. Family
room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen, two
master suites, Great family home $399,000
Call Pete McDevitt, Coldwell Banker Highlands
Properties, at 863-414-7025 or email at
petemc@strato.net

0041 Homes for Sale
4 I Lake Placid


4220 Lots for Sale


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4220 Lots for Sale
SEBRING-MASSI-RATTI ST, Porscli,. Navaric,
$22,000 OH0. Spanow, $30,0000000.
Linwood St., $1/ 000 0130. call 305-743-7533
or Coll, 305-942 9737. Financing available,


BUY OWNER priced to sell. Lake Placid area.
10 acres at 27, 000 each. Call John 305-815-
4150


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


5000
Mobile Homes

5 50 Mobile Homes
5 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
SEBRING -OWN your own mobile Home, with
lot included. 2/2, wood floors, florida loom,
club house, swimming pools, $57,500 Call
417-988-1228 or 863-696-2342. 1405 Abbey
Ln,, in Colony Point Park ,Sebring.
SEBRING- MOBILE home park 2bd/1.5 BA,
Completely furnished, carport, 55+. 863-385-
0846

5 OO Mobile Home
5 1I 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 5 Mobile Homes
5 5 For Rent
SEB- LARGE 1/BD, 1/BA, CHA, $400 per
month, New appliances, deck in front.No pets!
Call 863-452-1012.
SEB-NEWLY REMODELED- 2/BD,1/BA,CHA,
New carpet, new doors,No Pets, $500 per mo.
Call 863-452-1012.
SEBRING ADULT Park. 2BD!2BA Double wide
mobile home, clean. furnished. Available
Apiillst. Non smoker, pets OK. Contract.
863-446-6656
Unfurnished in Sebring, 2 bd 1 bt, central
heat & air, private lot under large tree, large
shed with laundry hook up, no pets, 465-1451
or 840-0494

5200 Mobile Home
5 0 Lots for Rent
DOUBLE WIDE Mobile Home for rent. 1500 sq
ft. 2/2. In farm setting, $800/month. Call Jim
863-449-0006. Owner licenced broker


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6250 Furnished Houses
GREAl 2RD/IBA villa in a country club coinm-
iiimunily, Fully linishied, lenl includes utilities
and cable. $700.00 will take housing vouch-
els. Call All 305-302-5602
LAKE PLACID- Sylvan Shores 4BR 2BA, Large
family room New paint. No smoking.
$950/n)o. First, last, sec. 863-465-1111


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1.5, $725 MONTH, first, $625 sec., Credit
check. 1yr 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 863-381-4110.
AP-3/BD, 1/BA, 220 Lassiter St., $595/month
$500 security. Call 863-840-0071
LAKE PLACID -NEWER 2/BD, 2/BA, 1/car ga-
rage, Sylvan shores. Very clean, screen room,
appliances. Nice location, Large lot. $875/MO.
No smoking. Call 863-441-2844 or 863-465-
3838

LAKE PLACID- Sun N Lake 3/2/2 Like new
$795/month. $500 security deposit + 1st
month to move in.lyr lease Call Mike 863-
441- 0802.
LP-PLACID LAKES, 3/BD, 2/BA, just redone,
laundry, washer, dryer, refrigator, dishwasher,
microwave, carpet, verticals, windows all new.
Must See! $1500 Dep., $1000/Mo. Call 863-
655-1762.
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- HOUSE for rent on Lake Istokpoga,
30,000 acre lake. Direct lake front panoramic
view, remodeled 2/2, with dock. $850 per
month Call 954-683-2407.
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/1BA. 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 RIDGE- Brand New 3ba /2 ba, 1 car
garage $825 imo. $500 security. First last
and security. 1 years lease. (Across Florida
hospital) Credit references. call 863-402-0400
SEBRING- 28D/ 1BA unfurnished,.central air
& heat. Big back yard. 863-382-4736 cell-
863-214-3172 $500/month. First, last & se-
curity deposit.
SEBRING- ELITE neighborhood, exec home
for rent, Manor Hill. Sun N' Lake, 3 BD/2BA, 2
car garage + golf car Dr, scrn porch, Family
room,. rig. laundry rm under air, 1st + securi-
ty, no smoke. 51.000, 863-446-2683
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.


7040 Appliances
Appliances
New and Used $50 and up.
Call 863-655-4995


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7300 Miscellaneous
1984 INTERNATIONAL 30' Camper Trailer
with screened in room. $3000 OBO. Lot rent
$100 month. Call 309-299-3724.


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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.




1 MCD 25 pint automatic De-Humidifier $40
Excellent conditions. 863-699-0390.
1 SMALL Wrought Iron Antique Bench.
$85.00 Nice. Call 863-699-0390 anytime.
3 WHEELS Bike 24" good tires- older model
works good $40.00 863-402-2285
6 FT step ladder, like new, $40. Call 863-
214-1965.
90 SO ft pieces of marsel gold vein mirror
wall tiles, new, $185. Call any time 863-699-
0390.
ANTIQUE ROCKER- EXCELLENT CONDITIONS
$75.00 call 863-471-1904
ANTIQUE ROUND top table Mahagony
$100.00 863-471-1904
BARBEQUE GRILL for patio, large 3 burner
propane, type UNIFLAME, used very little.
$150, Call 848-667-1814, after 10AM.
CIRCULAR SAW- 7 1/4" electric $15. call 863-
464-0877
CLOTHING, NO dresses, high quality, dress
pants & tops, 22-24 Womens Petite, 18-20
tops & blouses and pants. New with tags on,
Lane Bryant & Sears, for the large woman
5'4"-5'7", must sell. 863-699-2423

Day Bed, white metal with Trundle and with
mattresses. Like new Cond. $250.00 Call 863-
699-0390.
DOUBLE BED, like new, $150.00 OBO.. Call
863-385-7840.
"E-Z UP" Instant Shelter, 10 x 10, easy set up-
frame, top, 3 walls, sand- bags, great for craft
shows,, back yard, picnics- many uses. great
conditions. $125.00 firm. Instructions includ-
ed. 863-382-4166
ELECTRIC LAWN mower, used once, has
bagger and long cord. originally $149 .(new)
Selling $75 for all. call 863-464-0877
ELECTRIC WEED Eater and Electric leaf
blower, Both work well $35. call 863-464-
0877


EXHAUST SYSTEM, magnaflow performance,
still like new, for ford F-10 $125.00 863-453-
7027
GE DRYER (clothes), large capacity, used for
6 months, price new $495, selling for $250.
Call 848-667-1814 after O1AM..
GE WASHING machine large capacity, used
for 6 months, price new $495, selling for
$250. Call 848-667-1814 after lOAM
LAMPS: HURRICANE $25.00, stain glass
$50.00 863-386-0130
LAWNMOWER-MURRAY, 3-4 years old, $50
OBO. Qll 863-385-7840.
LAZ Y BOY sofa bed, queen size, innerspring
matress, excellent condition, $85. Call 863-
382-9026.
NEW STILL in Box, RCA DVD recorder. Re-
cords VHS onto DVD's. PLays both VHS &
DVD. Highest quality .Cost $289.00. Sacrifice
for $100.cash. call 863-699-2423 & leave
message if not home.
ORGAN-GEM double Keyboard, plays cartridg-
es or you play. $100 OBO. Call 863-314-9249.

PISTOL with 100'bullets and gun case. $200
Call 863-214-1965.
RECLINER- LAZYBOY, oversized, brown, like
new. $85 863-471-0557
SMALL FRIG- For office or Dorm. Wood grain
finish, works well. $50.00 O.B.0 call 863-464-
0877
SPIEGEL QUEEN Solid Wood Mission style
bed with pillow top, mattress and box springs.
Also, 2 matching bed side tables. $250.00
call 381-9778 or 314-0742.
STORE GLASS show case, $100.00-Wall unit
$100.00 1680 Vickie Drcall 863-835-1153


VITA MASTER AIR ADVANTAGE exercise bike-
Good conditions. $20. call 863-382-3659

WESTERN FLYER bicycle, good condition,
$65. Call 863-214-1965.



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from High School, Saturday March 1st, Ma-
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SEB-1214 WOODBURY Ave., Sat., Mar Ist,
one day only. 7AM-12PM. Household
items/decor, and misc. items.
SEB-7940 POGA LANE, Fri Feb, 29th & Sat,
Mar 1st. 8AM-4PM. Tools, Fishing and misc
household items.
SEB-FRANCIS 2 Mobile Home Park, 2800 Real
McCoy Dr.,off Desoto Rd. Mar 1st, Sat. only,
8AM-2PM. Gargage & Bake sale. Snack bar
with sandwiches & beverages, raffle & much
more.

SEB-MULTI-FAMILY SALE, 3208 Golfview RD.
(Harder Hall area)Sat ,Mar 1st, 7AM-?. Lots
of misc.

SEB-SEBRING HIGH SCHOOL parking lot fund
raiser. Sat. Mar 1st. 8AM-1 PM. 50 + families,
good clean items, no junk.
SEB-SPRINGLAKE COMMUNITY CENTER
209 Springlake Blvd. (Follow the signs off
HWY 98) Sat. Mar 1st, 8AM-12:30PM. Villa
Art, Craft, & Rummage Sale. FREE COFFEE!

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Mar 1st, 8AM-12PM, 2122 Jacaranda Way,
off Brunns Rd. Raffles, Bake-Rummage Sale,
Crafts, Funnel Cakes, Quilt Raffle, & Food.

SEBRING -1131 Shamrock Dr. Sat March. 1st
8am-? Smart clothes, size 6 & 8 & Larger
clothes. Too much to mention. Great buys.
SEBRING FALLS- Annual Garage & Bake Sale
March 1, 8am-12pm Sebring falls Clubhouse,
Enter on Ryant Blvd. off US 27 S. go half
block in. Even if you don't need it we have it.
SEBRING YARD sale Fri+ Sat Feb. 29&
Marl st. 2419 Rolls Lane in Hammock Terrace
MHP on Hammock Rd. Wide range of house-
hold goods, craft & quilting magazines.
SEBRING- 1227 Hitakee Ave. Feb. 28+29,
Marchlst. 8am-? Tools, doors, windows,
clothes dryer, storm doors, area rugs, new
carpet, vanity, lighting, pictures & mirrors.
Lots of miscellaneous.
SEBRING- 2 Family Sale -9668 S Orange Blos-
som Blvd. Sat. March 1st. 7am-?. Clothes.
tools, dishes, pets, toys, Treadmill, Furniture,
Lots of miscellaneous.

SEBRING- 828 Golfside Lane. Sat, Marchlst.
8am-2pm. Clothing, Eurniture, appliances,
Lots of miscellaneous.
SEBRING- MULTI Family, full size bed set, in-
side/outside furn, top quality ladies business
wear size 2-12, flooring tile, pitching machine,
housewares, toys, everything from A-Z Sat
3/1 8am-? at 1400 Sunset Drive, look for
signs on parkway.


7520 Pets & Supplies
AKA REGISTERED American bulldog. Female
12 weeks, shots, $100. 863-453-3674


SUN, CONURE PARROT, tame, talks, loves to
sit on shoulders, with cage. $600. Call 863-
382-9577 located in Sebring.


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
12' JOHN Boat with 9.5 hp. Evinrude out-
board. New oars & life jackets. $500 call Paul
863-230-0998. Sebring.
19 FT RABALO cc, T-top, dual seats, out
riggers, down rigger, wide body. 1998 Ocean
Pro 150, dock lights, rod holders, am/fm/cd,
VHF, eagle fish GPS, depth/fish finder, all
coast guard equip., auto battery charger, life
jackets, new trailer, nice dry boat. MUST SEE!
$5000.00 OBO Call 414-1738

PADDLE BOAT with electric motor, 5 passen-
ger, with trailer, new tires, new Bimini top.
$500. Call 863-464-0780.


8450 Motor Homes


9000
Transportation


9200 Trucks
1993 CHEVY Silverado, Ext. Cab 4X4, New
motor, rear, tires, brakes & more. Cold air.
Beautiful! $3500 Call 863-452-2191.


9 220 tiltyTrailers


DINNER LAKE area. I, 2, & 3 BD apart-
ments. Fresh paint & tile floor. Starting @
$500 per month, includes water. Call Gary
Johnson 863-381-1861.


9350 C Automotive Parts
935 & Accessories


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Celebrations


Greg Sanders
On Jan. 31, CW3 Greg
Sanders, formerly of Sebring,
was awarded Army Senior
Aviator Wings.
This recognition was made
even more special because it
was presented to Sanders by
the Vice Chief of Staff of the
Army, General Dick Cody.
T6 qualify
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S*, the aviator
01 must have at
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well as seven
years of rated
aviation service and seven
years in an operational flying
duty position.
Sanders is stationed at Fort
Rucker, Ala. as a senior
instructor pilot and instru-
ment examiner on the AH
64D Longbow Apache.
Sanders has accumulated


Courtesy photo
Greg Sanders (left) was awarded Army Senior Aviator Wings
recently by General Dick Cody, vice Chief of Staff of the
Army.

more than 2,100 hours of recently been nominated for a
flight time and over 700 hours State Department position and
of-combat flight time. He has will be deployed to Egypt.


Kermit and Jan Fetters
Kermit and Jan Fetters of
Lake Wales celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary on
Feb.. 9, 2008 at Inn on the
Lakes in Sebring. Family and
friends gathered for the sur-
prise celebration from Ohio,
Michigan, Kentucky and
Florida.
Married in Ridgeway, Ohio
on Feb. 9, 1958, the.couple
have three children Dr.
Michael Fetters, Vicki
Whitlatch and Susan
Campbell and 10 grand--
children.
Carl Fetters of Port
Charlotte and Lee Gossard of
Sebring were present at the
original wedding and shared
memories of the day. Guests


Courtesy photo
Kermit and Jan Fetters were married Feb. 9, 1958.


were treated to cameras for
recording the event. Flowers,
gift of Christine Hatfield,
donned tables. The highlight
of the evening was a slide
presentation recording the
couple as children, their
courtship, marriage and fami-


ly from birth to adult.
Kermit retired in 1992 as
an auditor for the state of
Ohio. Jan, a retired postal
executive, is a regionally
known artist and watercolor
teacher. They live in Lake
Wales and Marysville, Ohio.


Busbin-Rimes
Buddy and Carlene Rimes, former residents
of Sebring, announce the engagement of their
daughter, Amanda Grace, to Rex Willis Busbin
Jr., son of Rex and Diane Busbin of Mystic.
The future bride is the granddaughter of
Dennis and Sylvia Rimes of Abbeville, Ga.
and Russell Shaver and Audrey Wink of New
York. She will grad-
iuate from Wilcox
SICounty High School
in May 2008 and
plans to attend col-
lege to become a registered nurse in the fall of
2008.'
The future bridegroom is the grandson of
Gordon and Polly Busbin of Ocilla and the late
Leroy and Mary Ann Tims of Sycamore. He
graduated from Irwin County High School in
May 2005 and works for Big Creek Farms.
The wedding is planned for 1 p.m. April 5,
2008 at Pinetta Baptist Church in Ocilla.


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Amanda Rimes and Rex Busbin Jr. will be
married April 5.

Brothers Danny Ray and Rex Johnson will be
performing the ceremony. No invitations will
be sent. All who would like to attend, please
feel free to do so.


Dennis-Smith
Melissa Smith and Brian Dennis are
engaged to be married.
The bride-elect is a resident of Sebring. She
is the daughter of Roger and Sandi Smith of
Sebring and granddaughter of Don and Joann
Smith of Lake

t The groom-elect
is a resident of Avon
Park and is the son
of Trudy Quesada of West Palm.
The bride-elect graduated from Sebring
High School in 2004 and from SFCC with an
associates in arts degree in 2005. She is
attending radiology program at SFCC and
employed by Carter Aircraft Inc.
The groom-elect graduated from Avon Park
High School in 2003 and is employed by
Hathaways Diversified Materials.


Courtesy photo
Melissa Smith and Brian Dennis are engaged
to be married


Letber Servin
Maria Galvan and Bernardo Servin of Sebring announce the birth of a son,
Letber, at 5:31 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2008 at Highlands Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.Letber weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Alberto Galvin and Adelina Rosas.
Paternal grandmother is Maria Del Poetslito Servin. *


Jaylin Weatherspoon
Ashley Wiley of Avon Park announces the birth of a son, Jaylin Milton, at
11:22 a.m. on Feb. 22, 2008 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring.
Jaylin weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 5 pounds, 4 ounces and
measured 18 inches in length.
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4B Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Clubs & Organizations


Lunch Club Wednesday learns


about heart disease from Vaughn


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Florida Hospital
Heartland Division Director of
Emerency Services Deborah Vaughn
took the time to share heart disease warn-
ing signs to more than 85 women during
this month's Lunch Club Wednesday, a
ladies networking club. She also shared
other risk factors and encouraged women
to have a healthy heart.
Vaughn noted that the American Heart
Association said women do experience
some of the common symptoms like
men, particularly shortness of breath,
nausea/vomitting and back or jaw pain,
but the most common heart attack symp-
tom for a woman is chest pain or dis-
comfort.


Vaughn, referring to the National
Coalition for Women with Heart Disease,
said this disease is the leading cause of
death among women and that is was pre-
dominately thought to be a man's dis-
ease. The reality is that heart disease
affects more than'8 million women in the
United States, killing 267,000 each year.
The club was encouraged with the
"Healthy Heart" presentation informa-
tion by keeping blood pressure and cho-
lesterol low, maintaining a healthy
weight, also knowing the risk for dia-
betes, .getting regular physical activity,
eating a heart healthy diet and quit smok-
ing, as this could help drop the risk for
heart disease by more than half.
The next luncheon is at 11:30 a.m.


Courtesy photo
Deborah Vaughn, Florida Hospital's
Heartland Division director of emer-
gency services, spoke about heart dis-
ease to members of Lunch Club
Wednesday this month.

March 12 at the Sebring Elks Lodge,
complete with business and non-profit
showcase area. Lunch is $10 with club
empowering Speakers and door prizes.
For information about Lunch Club
Wednesday call Diana Albritton, 381-
8170.


Friends of Library to feature vintage car ads for Gallery Walk


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Vintage car ads will be on display at the Friends of the
library Used Bookstore, 117 E. Center Ave., during
Thursday's Gallery Walk.


Audubon Club spends eventful

day touring Kissimmee River


By JEAN WARREN
Special to the News-Sun
LORIDA If paradise
could ever be here on earth,
one would have a hard time
not defining it as an outing on
the Kissimmee River. On
Feb. 20, a mixture of bird
lovers, nature lovers, and just
plain likable personalities
boarded a pontoon boat at the
Riverwoods Field Lab and
spent the best part of the day
cruising the Kissimmee.
Captain Ken and his first
mate, Abby Gulick, delighted
members of the Audubon
Society with interesting tid-
bits concerning the success of
Phase I of the Kissimmee
Restoration projects. You
can't help but feel the excite-
ment they admit to as they
point out the birds, the plants,
and the wildlife that have
returned since the Restoration
of the Kissimmee began in
1999.
Audubon experts recorded
the many sightings of birds
and, interestingly enough, the
greatest number of bird sight-
ings were in the restored area,
shedding further evidence
that the project is successful.
Anhingas, a spectacular and
colorful belted kingfisher, a
green heron, crested
caracaras, double-crested cor-
morants, eastern mead-
owlarks, glossy ibis, great
blue herons, greater yel-
lowlegs, limpkins, little blue
herons, ospreys, purple
gallinule, red-shouldered
hawks, snowy egrets, tree
swallows, tri-colored herons,
a wood stork, palm warblers,
a killdeer, yellow rump war-
blers, boat-tailed grackles,
black vultures, turkey vul-
tures, moorhens, coots, and a
tree full of robins were all
observed.
Members met around 9:30
a.m. at Riverwoods Field Lab
site, viewed a video briefly
explaining the phases of the
Restoration project, then
boarded the pontoon boat and
headed up the Kissimmee to
enjoy nature at its finest. The
weather, although a bit nippy
to start, could not have been
more ideal. By noon it was 72
degrees and near perfect sur-
roundings.
Members pulled up on the
river's bank around 1 p.m. to
enjoy bag lunches, mingle a
bit with fellow passengers
and then once again onto the
pontoon for a sleepy cruise
back to the Field Lab site.
Afterwards, my husband
and I visited different sites
under construction, extending
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our trip an extra 30 minutes,
but still were home by 3:30
p.m.
Riverwoods is about a half
hour drive from Lake Placid.
Traffic.is virtually non-exis-
tent and the drive down CR
621 and 98 to and from the
Field Lab site was : "an
Audubon moment" as well.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Thursday is
the monthly Gallery Walk night
in downtown Sebring around
The Circle a time for every-
one to join in the fun visiting
galleries, meeting friends at
restaurants and the Used
Bookstore on 117 E. Center
Ave. run by the Friends of the
Library.
The theme this month is
"The Finish Line at Gallery
Walk" because there are to be
historic race cars in "The
Circle of Speed" and the stores
joining in the fun will all be
flying a black and white check-


ered flag.
The bookstore will display
and sell original magazine ads
from the 1950s and 1960s
showing wonderful vintage
cars of that era. Surely these
will bring back fond memories
to many. The store will also
haye vintage Life magazines
from the '1960s '70s. The
Gallery Walk for the bookstore
will be from 5-8 p.m.
The Friends of the Library
group has application forms
available at the store or by call-
ing 314-0053. Membership
dues are only $10 a year.
Volunteers are always needed.


Courtesy photo
Members of the Audubon Society gather before boarding the
pontoon boat for their trip up and down the Kissimmee
River.


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SEBRING Tops FL 733
met at Highlands Ridge on
Feb. 22. The meeting was
called to order-at 8 a.m. by
Leader Carol Mitchell.
Twenty-seven members
weighed in, resulting in a net
loss of 84 pounds for the
week. The best loser for the
week was Deb Morgan with a
loss of 3%4 pounds. The
Partners Contest is continu-
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tive ways to overcome food
cravings.
Call 385-8723 or 471-2193.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING The
Wednesday morning FL 487,
Sebring of Take Off Pounds
Sensibly meeting at
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church was called to order
after the chair exercises with
23 Tops and four Kops (Keep
Off Pounds Sensibly) giving
the pledges.
Roll call had the chapter
with a net loss of 19 pounds.
Best.Loser this week was Ann
Marvin with a 4.5-pound loss.
Oh-Ohs this week are
chocolate, cheddar cheese rice
cakes, peanut butter and
Portion Control.
The Mystery Gift was
returned and is now with Ann
Marvin this week and she has
three more weeks to go to win
the gift.
The 25-cent contest had 15
winners at 50-cents each. Ann
Marvin won $2.80 in the 10-
cent contest.
The "Pals for a Healthy
Heart" contest standings are:
First place with a tie at 13
points each are the team of
Nancy LaJara, Ann Marvin,
Kops Alice Bowen and team
of Shirley Hickling, Sharon
Geahlen, Kops Alice Bowen.
Third place, tying with 11
points each are the teams of
Linda Harrell, June Filippini,
Kops Frances Crass: and Rose


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Little, Speedy Hibma, Kops
Marge Kingston. The last
week will be with next week's
weigh-in.
The program was given by
Carolyn Patterson on
"Salads." What is used in and
on salads is important to los-
ing weight in a healthy way.
Call 382-7716 or 385-3155.

TOPS FL 632
SEBRING This Tops
Club meets every Monday at
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. Weigh-in begins at
2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:20
p.m. and the meeting begins
at 3:30 p.m. for approximate-
ly one hour. Contact Judy
O'Boyle at 699-2986.
O'Boyle called the meeting
to order. There were 52 mem-
bers present this week.
Weight losses were very good
again and the Best Loser of
the Week was Betty Roulette.
Shirley Rothman's name
was drawn for the Travel Gift
and she'll need to lose three
more weeks in a row to win
it. Putt Crandall took a wrap-
per off the Mystery Gift, and
Sue Otteson won the gift card
raffle. "Yes.Yeses" for the fol-
lowing week are to eat man-
gos, carrots and baked chick-
en each at least twice.
Janet Allwood presented
the program. She explained
the pyramid food exchange,
which is the recommended
diet for Tops members.


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SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION
Gil Bennett
Good day to all and hope
everyone is doing good.
Last month we had a flea
market in conjunction with
our pancake breakfast and it
was a turned out very nice.
We will have another one in
six months.
Bingo is still going strong
and you should give it a try if
you haven't attended yet. The
doors open at 3:30 p.m. and
snack bar starts serving at 4
p.m. Come in and enjoy ham-
burgers, hot dogs, or try an
egg salad sandwich. Bingo
games start at 6 p.m. and end
between 9-9:30 p.m. Come on
in and join the fun.
The Highland Senior
Center is doing great on
Wednesday. They have two
bands play and also serve a
very nice lunch. Admission is
$3 and $2 for lunch. The
doors open at 10:30 a.m. and
the fun lasts until 2:30 p.m.
There is also a table with fruit
and vegetables to take home
as you depart the building. If
you want to have a great time,
this is the place to be on
Wednesday. Call 386-0752 for
more information.
We will be having the pan-
cake breakfast next month on
March 8. Breakfast will be
served from 8-10 a.m. The
cost is $3 for members and
$3.50 for non- members. Join
us and eat all the sausage and
pancakes you can or want.
There is a 50/50 drawing and
you need not be there to win.
Looking forward to seeing
everyone at the breakfast.
The monthly meeting will
be March 10. The Glad
Hatters will perform prior to
the meeting. The show will
begin at 7 p.m. (a half hour
earlier than usual). One of our
board members, Ruth Rogers,
is a Glad Hatter and will be
performing. Looking forward
to the seeing the ,members
attend the show. The meeting
will begin after the show.
The potluck dinner will be
March 3. Call 382-9101 for
more information.
The Highland Seniors will
be holding a barbecue rib din-
ner in front of Albertson's on
March 1. Call 386-0752. They
do a great job and the food is
great. A half rack is $8 and a
full rack is $14.95. Look for-
ward to seeing you at the
fundraiser for the Highland
Senior Center.
A thanks to all the volun-


Living Strong At Tanglewood


Courtesy photo
About 400 residents of Tanglewood purchased 'Livestrong' bracelets for the recent
'Find a Cure for Cancer' benefit during January and February at Tanglewood. The yel-
low bracelets were first introduced by Lance Armstrong as a symbol for cancer sur-
vivors to show a united front. Since originally introduced, many individuals have pur-
chased the bracelets as a sign that they too support cancer survivors. At Tanglewood,
residents raised their arms, showing their yellow bracelets and their determination to
help conquer cancer through research dollars.


teers that have helped in get-
ting the building in shape and
all the other volunteers (pan-
cake breakfast, bingo, snack
bar) for keeping the club-
house in business.


SEBRING RECREATION CLUB
Chapman Chamberlin

SEBRING Winnie Wells
has been laid up after a fall.
She is on her way to recovery
and will be out before long.
Bill Hann had surgery
Thursday and shuffled
Saturday the same week.
It would be so nice if the
Young Professionals in our
area joined with us in shuffle-
board and line dancing. We
offer so very much. Sebring
has many church groups and
we do not have one of them at
the club. I will bet most of
Sebring's churches are repre-
sented in the club and still we
do not have one group with
us. We also want more park
members so that each park
knows what is going on.
We have Highlands County
Shuffleboard Tournaments
with few non-members
attending them. These are
open to all that reside in
Highlands County or are club
members in the county. To
learn more about shuffleboard
see John Bushee about les-


sons.
Wally Davis and Anna
Eldridge painted the outside
scoreboard sticks. They
thought that this would go
unnoticed. Thank you Wally
and Anna for a job well done.
April will be upon us
before we know it. Summuner
seasons bring summer tourna-
ments and you have a chance
to meet shufflers from all over
the state. Some people travel
to these and you may meet old
friends. Sebring has plans to
host three May 15, June 26
and July 31.
Thursday night bingo is the
smallest in town maybe. Your
chances of winning are much
better with the small number.
We wish to thank those who
staff the desk: Monday. Lisa
Lacotti: Tuesday. Joan
Mondry: Wednesday. Ed
Straub: Thursday. Ed
O'Blenis; Friday, Marilyn
Wile. The desk is open 9 a.m.
to noon on these days,
November through March.
Jacquie Houston.. Judy
Holloway, or Gary Holloway
is on call for desk work also.
Stop in and get information
about our activities and us
from any one of these nice
people.
Bridge is our largest card
game with pinochle and
euchre way behind in number
of players. Cribbage is not


even played at the club at this
time.
Table tennis is holding but
growing.
Patricia Boswell has served
as a director of the club for
five years. She is ever present
and always busy and will now
step down as a director. Thank
you Patty for all that you have
done for us as a club.
Margaret White is our new
director. We all know
Margaret from shuffling, and
she and Peter run shuffling on
Friday. Margaret is also a line
dancer'as well as a very good
shuffler. They also have done
a supper of corned beef and
cabbage for St. Patrick's Day.
Line dancing is on
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. for les-
sons and line dancing at 6:30
p.m.'We wish that you would
come and see what we are
doing. New dances learned
along with older ones being
remembered.
We're at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., behind the police sta-
tion.


TROPICAL HARBOR
Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID -
Congratulations to Tropical
Harbor resident Marcia
Kissane on winning first place
for her age group in the


Greater Lake Placid Chamber
of Commerce 5K run on Feb.
6. Keep those medals coming,
Marcia.
Andy Anderson hosted a
wonderful birthday party for
wife Rita on Feb. 16 at the
clubhouse. This was a special
birthday for Rita (80th) and
all four .of their children
came, two from Indianapolis
and two from Myrtle Beach.
Wishing you many more,
Rita'
Bud Hathaway had his
daughter, Jayne, and grand-
daughter, Sara, from
'Michigan visit for one week.
They went to Daytona Beach
for three days. Virginia Tharp
had as guests her youngest
granddaughter, Heather, and
her new husband, James Pava.
Jim and Betty Hogan enjoyed
a visit from their son and
daughter-in-law from Indiana,
Romie-and Annette Dybas.
Emily Snider of the
Crimson Cuties Red Hatters
won the funniest mask at the
recent Mardi Gras at Lake
Placid Elks.
Nancy and Terry Bishop
and Don and Ruth Ann Walls
hosted Monday Coed Coffee
and Louise Smith emceed on
Feb. 18. Doughnuts were
enjoyed with our coffee pro-
vided by Ann'from Marketing
Systems and Alan from AMS.
Cake was also enjoyed from
Andy and Rita Anderson.
Carol Noel, our Sunshine
chairman, announced there is
a care card to sign 'for Mary
Bowers.
Birthday and anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
irng this week. We sang
"Happy Birthday" to Rita
Anderson, Burt Pritchett,
Frank Pfeiffer and Rem
Hunnewell. We sang "Happy
Anniversary" to Barbara and
Adrian Kuiper, Ed and Lucille
Brodeur and John and Shirley
Woodruff. Our thanks go out
to Virginia Tharp for accom-
panying us on the piano.
The next pancake breakfast
will be held on Saturday,
March 1, from 7-9 a.m. at the
clubhouse. Bring your own
table service and a donation
of $2.50. All-you-can-eat pan-
cakes, orange juice, coffee
and sausage is on the menu.
The next Tropical Harbor
Homeowners Association
meeting will be held on
Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m.
The meeting will be preceded
by an ice cream social from 6-
6:45 p.m.
The Computer Club will
hold its annual chili dinner on


March 6 at 6 p.m. at the club-
house. Tickets are available
from any computer club mem-
ber or from Lynn at the office.
There will be a community
wide carport sale on Saturday,
March 8. You will need to get
a permit from the tax office in
town if you want to partici-
pate.
The next Military Support
Group's Soup and Sandwich
event will be held on Sunday,
March 9, from 5-6:30 p.m.
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 on Monday, March 17,
at 6 p.m. with corned beef and
cabbage.
Thursday, March 27, will
be the date of the Ohio,
Kentucky, Tennessee, West
Virginia, Wisconsin and
Pennsylvania dinner. More
information will be available
at coffees.
The Tropical Harbor Red
Hatters are having their third
annual Spring Fling at the
clubhouse on March 28, with
Reese Thomas as live enter-
tainment. Menu choices
include chicken or tuna salad
plate. Vendors will be set up.
Many door prizes will be
offered. The Red Hat group
from the Lake Placid Health
Care Center will be honored.
For information, contact
Peggy Sue Teague at 465-
6704.
There is a March Follies
planned at the clubhouse on
March 29. Tickets are avail-
able for a $1 donation.
Nella TenBroeke is gather-
ing information for the new
telephone directory. If you
have a new number or are new
to the community, contact her.
Tuesday Ladies Coffee on
Feb. 19 was emceed by
Eunice Brown and coffee was
made by Eunice Browne.
Carol Noel announced there is -
a care card to sign' for Maryf
Bowers, and she read a thank
you note from Joan and Doug
Peterson.
Our thanks go out to Elaine
Shell, Patti Blount and
Barbara Cotter for hosting the
February Ladies Lunch Out
on Feb. 19 at Ruby Tuesdays
in Sebring. Sixty-four lovely
ladies enjoyed this event.
Beginners Line Dance
Class on Wednesdays from 3-
4 p.m. at the clubhouse. Call
Helen Todd if any questions.


Scoreboard


American Association of University Women plans next meeting on March 15


Golden Seniors
SEBRING The Golden
Seniors met Feb. 21 at
Sandy's on the Circle with
several tables for bridge.
The winners were: First
place, Jim Jackmeyer; second
place, Ruth Black; and third
place, Don Freeman.

Over the Hill Gang
SEBRING At the Over
the Hill Gang's shooting
match on Feb. 20,
Rangemasters Glen
McCollum and Garet Garett
set up the shooting positions
and targets with a possible
score of 145 points.
In the Open Sight Group -
First place, Doris McCollum
with 145 points; second
place, Norm Pekar with 142,
points; and third place, Jay
Port with 140 points.
In the Iron Sight Group -


First place, Garet Garett with
133 points; second place,
John Wade with 124; and
third place, Ken Walker with
105 points.
The Gang meets at 10 a.m.
each Wednesday at Jim's
Pistolarrow on U.S. 98. New
shooters are always welcome.
Call 655-4505 for more
information.

Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING Woodhaven
Estates played bridge on Feb.
20.
The winners were: First
place, Bill Tedford; second
place, Laurie LaBerge; and
third place, Jeanne Sisson.
Thursday Duplicate Bridge
winners were: First place,
Margaret Alliston and Dec
Hayes; second place, Laurie
LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson;
and third place, Grace Swan
and Diane Carpenter.


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SEBRING The
American Association of
University Women will meet
again at 10 a.m. Saturday,
March 15, at the Sebring
Chamber of Commerce
Welcome Center, 227 U.S. 27.
Guests are welcome to attend.
After the business meeting
and a white elephant sale, the
program on March 15 will
showcase Dorothy Isbel,
retired educator and author.
She will provide a review of
her book, "Reflections." Isbel


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is donating a portion of the
proceeds of any books sold on
that day to the AAUW schol-
arship fund.
In order to become a mem-
ber of AAUW, a woman
should have earned an associ-
ate's degree or equivalent, or
higher. AAUW's mission is to
advance equity for women
and girls through advocacy,
education and research.
Members enjoy many bene-
fits including a caring social
network, participation in a


book club and ongoing pro-
grams which are both inform-
ative as well as entertaining.
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Woman's Club hosts
Bunco Party
LAKE PLACID -
February's Bunco Party at the
Lake Placid Woman's Club
will be today at the club-
house, 10 N Main Ave.
The party starts at 11:30
a.m. Cost is $6, which
includes a light lunch.
Call Sandy Arch for reser-
vations at 465-7563. If you,
cannot attend, call to cancel.
The Bunco Party is open to
the public.

Buttonwood Bay has
Hobby Shop auction
SEBRING The Hobby
Shop auction will be at 7
p.m. today at Buttonwood
Bay's recreation building,
one-half mile south of U.S.
98 and 66 on U.S. 27. (enjoy
the professional auctioneer).
Crafts in the past have var-
ied from domino holders to
large fancy chests and beauti-
ful bowls and from stained
glass reflectors and night
lights to decorative lamps.
The auction will also include
good, used wood working
and stained glass equipment,
ideal for home use and hobby
enthusiasts.
Bargains are numerous.
Funds are used for repair and
for replacement of hobby
shop tools and equipment."
Come early and view the
crafts and equipment.

Seminar today teaches
'Steps to Start a
Small Business'
SEBRING The Small
Business Development
Center of the Heartland will
present a free seminar titled
"Steps To Start A Small
Business." It will be from 2-4
p.m. today at the Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce Welcome Center,
227 U.S. 27 North.
The seminar will be taught
by Bob Raymond, certified
_ DBJBS-as designed. for. per-_
sons thinking of starting a
small business, or who have
started a business, and want
to make sure they did it cor-
rectly. Licenses, marketing
and business plans are among
the items discussed.
Call Bob Raymond at 784-
7378 to reserve a space in the
seminar or for further infor-
mation.

Germaine speaks to
county Republicans
SEBRING Highlands
County Republicans will hold
their monthly meeting on
Thursday at Inn on the Lakes.
Guest speaker will be Bob
Germaine, candidate for
county clerk.
o There will be a buffet din-
per at 5:30 p.m. and the
meeting will begin at 6:30
p.m. All are invited to attend.
For more information, call
Justine Devlin, chairman, at
453-5327.

Circle of Speed Gallery
Walk kicks off month
SEBRING Come join
the fun around The Circle for
Circle of Speed Gallery Walk
on Thursday. A $10 wrist-
band gets you unlimited beer
and bratwursts.
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QuickFire Band. Antique cars
will cruise in from the race-
track. Children are welcome
for $5.
Call the chamber for more
information, 385-8448.

Woman's Club plays
cards,.has party
SEBRING The Woman's
Club of Sebring, 4260
Lakeview Drive, will host a
dessert and card party at
11:30 a.m. Thursday at the


clubhouse.
This event is open to play-
ers of cards, bridge, games,
etc. Cost is $3 each. Phone
471-3263 for reservations.

Highlandaires at
Sebring Civic Center
SEBRING The
Highlandaires will perform
classic hits of the big band
era for listening and dancing
at the Sebring Civic Center
(next to the Little Theater on


Lake Jackson) from 7:30-'
9:30 p.m. Thursday.
No refreshments will be
provided, but you are wel-
come to bring your own.
Admission is $7. For reser-
vations, call 471-1086.

American Legion hosts
Sadi Hawkins dance
SEBRING The
American Legion Post 74,
528 N. Pine S., will host a
Sadie Hawkins dance from 5-


7 p.m. Friday for a donation
of $5.
Karaoke by Phil will fol-
low from 7-9 p.m.
For more information, call
471-1448.

Red Hatters host
'Spring Fling'
LAKE PLACID The
Tropical Harbor Red Hatters
are hosting a "Spring Fling"
at 11:30 a.m. March 28 at the
Tropical Harbor clubhouse in


Lake Placid.
Area Red Hatters are invit-
ed to join. Menu choice of a
chicken salad plate or tuna
salad plate with fruit cup,
croissant, dessert and bever-
age. Lunch will be served
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. and entertainment start-
ing at 12:30 a.m. with Reese
Thomas playing until 2:30
p.m.
Contact Queen Mum,
Peggy Sue Teague, at 465-
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District SAC meets
Monday night
SEBRING The
Highlands County District
School Advisory Council will
meet Monday in the Garland
Boggus Board Room at The
School Board of Highlands
County, 426 School St., from
6-7:30 p.m. The primary
agenda item for this meeting
is a presentation on Goal No.
5 of the Strategic Plan
(Increase and Enhance
Parent/Community
Involvement in Schools),
uniform policy and the code
of conduct.
If you are a person with a
disability who requires rea-
sonable accommodations in
order to attend a District
School Advisory Council
meeting, call 471-5608 three
days prior to the scheduled


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meeting date and time.

APHS SAC meets
Monday night
AVON PARK The Avon
Park High School will have
the School Advisory Council
meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 3.

Fred Wild Elementary
SAC meeting
SEBRING The Fred
Wild Elementary School
Advisory Council will meet
at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the
media center.
If you are a parent who
requires reasonable accom-
modations in order to attend
a school meeting, please call
the school at 471-5400 no
later than three days before
the meeting.


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Courtesy photo
Sebring Middle School eighth-graders George Dumont
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State Mixed Seventh-Eighth Grade Chorus in January
2008. They were among 313 students in this choral cate-
gory to perform for attendees of the 2008 Florida Music
Educators Association Conference at the Marriott
Waterside Hotel in Tampa.


SFCC accepting applications for

skin care specialty program


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
is accepting applications for a
5 1/2-month skin care special-
ty program that begins March
3.
The instructor is Brianna
Asbury, a skin care specialist
with The Quest Training
Center and Spa. Classes meet
Monday, Tuesdays and
Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.. and
one Saturday a month at the
SFCC Highlands Campus and
Asbury's workplace.
Students will learn to per-
form manual facials and some
-4nmachine facials, to remQve
,' h.ir by waxing, uat. to ppiy


makeup.
The skin care specialty pro-
gram provides basic educa-
tion to work in skin care.
Graduates receive a certifi-
cate from SFCC and register
with the Florida Department
of Business and Professional
Regulation. The skin care
specialty is well suited to
massage therapists and nail
care specialists looking to
increase the services they
offer.
To register, call 453-6661,
465-5300, 773-2252, or 494-
7500. For information, call
Tim Johnson, instructor and
program manager, cosmetol-
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Special to the News-Sun
South Florida Community
College announces classes for
the late spring term. Special
.interest classes as well as fit-
ness classes are available as
follows:
Conversational Spanish
- Join this popular class and
learn the fundamentals of
speaking and understanding
Spanish. The class meets
Thursday, March 6-May 1,
5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is
$63.20.
Conversational Spanish
II This class will consist of
role playing to help students
speak with one another in the
target language. The class
meets Thursdays, March 6-
May 1, from 6-8 p.m. The
cost is $63.20.
Intermediate MS
Windows XP Learn to
copy files and folders, use the
desktop cleanup wizard and
examine automatic updates.
This class meets Tuesdays,
March 4-April 29, 5:30-7:30
p.m. The cost is $63.20, if
you have the book, or $96.70
that includes the book. The
prerequisite to this class is the
Introduction to MS Windows
XP.
Aquabics -1 This is a
moderately-paced Aerobic
water exercise class. The
classes will be held March 3-
May 2, for one hour per class.
Aquacize This is a
water exercise class for peo-
ple with arthritis, sanctioned
by the Afithritis Foundation.
Lapi Swim Improve
your staohina in the pool. This


class is held Tuesdays and
Thursday, March 4-May 1,
from 11 a.m. to noon, or noon
to 1 p.m. The cost is $41.
Pilates Pilates is a
refreshing mind-body work-
out that builds strength and
increases flexibility. The class
meets Mondays and
Wednesday, March 3-April
30, 6-7 p.m. You will need to
bring an exercise mat to the
class. The cost is $41.
Low Impact Aerobics -
This class is low impact but
still includes cardio, stretch-
ing and ab work. The class,
meets Mondays and
Wednesday, March 4-April
30, 5-6 p.m. The cost is $41.
Nautilus Come and
work out with this state-of-
the-art, 10-station Nautilus
room. The fitness instructor
will design a program with
your goals in mind. This class
is held Mondays and
Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
and 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost
of this eight-week session is
$41.
Tai Ch Learn the
graceful art of Tai Chi and
improve your balance, flexi-
bility, breathing, and muscle
strength and control.- Class
meets on Tuesdays and
Thursday, 5:15-6:15 p.m.,
March 4 to May 1. The cost is
$41.'
Register now in Building
B, at the Highlands Campus
or any SFCC location. For
information on this or any
other SFCC Community
Education class, call 453-
6661, ext. 7388 or ext. 7392.


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Community Calendar


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

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live music
is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940. '
* American Legion Post 74
open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hot
dogs served. Draft 75 cents all
day. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call
471-1448.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 a.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. For
details, call 381-9005 or 381-
9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Advanced dancing is from 6-8
p.m. Couples dancing is from
8-9 p.m. New dances taught
every other week. Call 655-
2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those.,
experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First
Baptist Church of Avon Park


Fellowship Hall classroom.
Thirteen individual video ses-
sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at 5
p.m. for $3 ($10 max for fami-
ly). Call 453-6681.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the
second and fourth Wednesday
at the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details call 655-
4007.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 .
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. Call the 24-hour
hotline 1-800-850-7347.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All


area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. Call 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) meets from 8:30-
10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts anc, socializing for
members and any interested
person. Members meet at 6:30
p.m. the fourth Wednesday for
a business meeting and dinner.
Make dinner reservations by
calling 382-2208.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4 p.m. every
Wednesday at Lake Placid
Public Library Community
Room. Call 370-0312.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call 273-1421.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has a buffet from 5-7 p.m.
at the lodge. The lodge is open
to members and their guests.
Shuffleboard is at 1 p.m.
Lounge hours are 1-9 p.m. The
BPOE board meeting is at 7
p.m. every second and fourth
Tuesday. Call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.


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(Don't give buyers any reason to remember your home as "the house with the orange bathroom.")
-TAl *0 Replace burned-out light bulbs.
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Tile and grout is a breeding ground for bacteria. capturing dirt and residue as ou
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"'Tile is most common in kitchen and bathroom areas, said Dale Jensen, research
director at Chem-Dry,. a leading cleaning services company. "'All types of food crumbs
and dirt get worked into the grout and tile. And now, people are expanding to include
tile in their family's great rooms and other living spaces."

Because grout is highly porous, a professional cleaning and sealing of the surface is
very important, according to Jensen. "Every time you run a mop across the floor, the
dirty water works its way deep into the pores of the flooring. Even sw keeping can
agitate the dirt to work it into the grout pores."

"Our new ser\ ice will make your tile and grout look like new. said Alan Szlosek.
owner of Chem Dry of Highlands County. "The response from clients has been
amazing. Sometimes, they can't believe that is what their grout used to look like.

The best professional services will apply a proprietary cleaning solution followed by a
high-pressure water rinse and a powerful extraction process to loosen and remove all
of the embedded dirt.Then, a coat of heavy-duty sealant is applied to keep the grout as
clean as possible in-between professional cleaning.

"It is important to clean and seal your tile and grout on a regular basis," said Jensen.
Because sealed tile is highly durable, a maintenance is simple. Jensen recommends
cleaning your tile floors with a pH-balanced cleaner as often as every other day and
insists on using a professional cleaning service every 18 months in order to deep clean
the grout pores.

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call Chem-Drv of Highlands County at (863) 385-6868.


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Check Curb Appeal

S* If a buyer won't get out of her agent's car because she doesn't like the exterior of your home, you'll never get
her inside. Bleach mildew from front stoop & sidewalks.
Keep the sidewalks cleared.
Mow the lawn.
Paint faded window trim.
Plant yellow flowers or group flower pots together. Yellow evokes a buying emotion. Marigolds are inexpen-
sive.
Trim your bushes.
Make sure visitors can clearly read your house number


Two Convenient Locations in Highlands County


Sebring
2521 US Hwy 27 South
863-382-3157


Lake Placid
708 US Hwy 27 South
863-465-1234


HIGHLANDS PROPERTIES


20 Acre Ranch Lorida, Florida
3/3/4 BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT!


MLS# 190810


$969,000


Placid Lakes Canal Home
4/2/2 TILE, GRANITE, BOAT HOUSE!


MLS# 199216


$325,990


Sebring
3BR, 2.5 BA OVER SIZED GARAGE &
FENCED IN LOT! NEAR WAL-MART.
MLS# 196863 $169,000



Linda Carroll

863-414-2323


UPDATED


MLS# 200489


Lake Placid
3/2/2 CORNER
TO TOWN.


LOT WALK
$164,900


Lake June Pointe
LAKE FRONT LOT
1.4 ACRE MAIN ROAD
MLS# 200972


Lots
$374,900
$165,000


Pete McDevitt
863-414-7025


Golf Hammock Pool Home
4/4/2 ON OVERSIZED CUL DE SAC LOT. FAMILY RM W/ FIRE-
PLACE, GOURMET KITCHEN, TWO MASTER SUITES. BEAUTI-
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863-441-1168

BEAR HOLLOW HOME WITH A VIEW
OFF THE LAKE WALES RIDGE!!!!
This 5B/4.5B CBS home comes with 14 acres and beau-
tifully manicured yard and pond. Designated horse trails
that surround 200 acres +/-. Exclusive, quiet community
with paved roads. 3 wells in place to irrigate pasture.
Homes rarely available in this area.
MLS# 201007 $995,000.


4/3/3 EXECUTIVE HOME IN PREMIER
SUBDIVISION OF AVON PARK. BUILT IN
1992, CLOSE TO LAKE LOTELA., 1432
TSF ON 1.5 LOTS


MLS# 200877


LOVELY 3/3/2 HOME IN HARDER HALL
AREA OF SEBRING. UPDATED AND TILE
THRU OUT. SPOTLESS, VACANT WITH
MOTIVATED SELLERS


$499,000 MLS# 199876


FANTASTIC 2 BR HOME WITH 2,137 TSF
PRICED TO SELL! MOVE IN CONDITION.
GARAGE, CARPORT AND PLENTY OF
PARKING CLOSE TO FL. HOSP


$239,900 MLS# 188919


$140,900


733 Golfside
HALF ACRE GOLF COURSE WITH HUGE
ATTACHED RV GARAGE. BEAUTIFUL HOME!
MLS# 198426 $359,900






2323 Pinewood Blvd.
JUST UNDER 2500 LIVING SQ. FT., 3 FULL BATHS,
FAMILY ROOM PLUS DEN AND STORM SAFE ROOM!
MLS# 191805 $279,000


224 Kite Avenue
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH SPLIT FLOOR PLAN.
PRICED TO SELL!
MLS# 201545 $142,000


Nancy Wood
863-382-3157 ext. 215


306 Scrub Jay
NEWER HOME WITH MANY EXTRAS INCLUDING
SECURITY SYSTEM, PRIVATE HOT TUB AREA
MLS# 199820 $189,000


MLS# 198574


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863-382-3157


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Know When To Drop The Price And By How Much

5 If your home has been on the market for some time without an offer, your realtor can help you decide when to
lower your asking price and by how much. For instance, your realtor can talk you through the pros and cons of
S. one big price reduction versus a couple of small price reductions. In addition, your realtor can get the word out to
s s other agents and the public about changes to your listing. A real estate agent's ability to advertise these changes
i' can lead to bringing more buyers to your home and, ultimately, to finding the right buyer more quickly.
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*TWO FOR ONE...... Two dedicated and energetic, experienced professionals working
for you 7 days per week.

*When listing, we will discuss three price options based on your needs and require-
ments.

*We are available for all of our showings and will attend when requested by
cooperating Agents, or required by Seller. A lockbox is installed for convenience
and quick accessibility.

*The support and referrals of EXIT, the fastest growing Real Estate company in the
United States and Canada.

*We are members of the Multiple Listing Service and MLS Advantage.

*In addition, our worldwide web-site is showcased with Realtor.com, plus Google,
Yahoo, MSN, AOL and more than 75 other distribution partners.

*An extensive brochure / flyer with photos and verbiage that will accurately display and
present your property.

*VISUAL TOURS: Every listing is displayed nationally with photos and verbiage.

*A well advertised Open House with road signage to attract prospects and drive-bys.

*A scheduled caravan that Realtors attend to preview the property.
*Brochures delivered to Realtors and Brokers in MLS registry.

*We will communicate the thoughts and comments of all prospects and results of
showings to you.

*A listing to us...is not the proverbial "notch on your belt" or "quota achievement."
A listing to us....................
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Fax: (863) 385Y6110
Email: mrrealestatel @comcast.net
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Price Your Home Effectively

Do not over-price your home. Over-pricing when you sell a home reduces buyer interest, makes competing
homes look like better values, and can lead to mortgage rejections once the appraisal is in. Over-pricing when
selling a home is the single biggest reason why many "for sale by owner" home sellers don't sell their homes suc-
cessfully. Remember: the home selling market dictates the price (not what you think it should be worth).
"too One of the best ways to correctly price your house when selling is to find out how much other homes, similar to
your own, recently sold for in your neighborhood. Talk to home sellers, buyers and check out the real estate list-
SA' s "' ings in your local newspaper.
.--' '" Typically, if you set the price of your home at 5 to 10 percent above the market price, you are likely to end up
-' -T : with an offer close to your home's true value. Also, you may trycalculating the cost per square foot of your home
compared to the house selling prices in your area (divide list price by square footage of livable space).
The easiest way to accurately price your home is to contact your local realtor or home appraiser
Finally, set your house selling price just under a whole number, such as $169,900 rather than $170,000.


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would be perfect foryour hobby or restoration of cars.
Large fencedyard. View of park from front porch.


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in this secluded area of homes. Land includes 5 platted lots which could
be sold individually. The home has been FRESI ILY PAINTED inside and
out. NEWER floor coverings thru out. ROOF in 2005. WOOD burning
FIREPLACE. Detached GARAGE has been converted to WORKSHOP
& DEN w/electric. AC. \\ood burning sto\e and 1/2 BATH. I0\10 SPA,
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neighborhood. Split floor plan with kitchen, dining room and living
room at its center. Kitchen features pass through window to screened
back porch. Backyard is fenced and faces heavily wooded 6 acre tracts.
Situated just a few blocks public access to one of the best fishing lakes
in Highlands County. Bringyour golf cart'to visit neighbors ancyour
boat to chase those bass and enjoy sunset cruises.
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Well maintained, large step-down livingrm, comfortable
family room, AND handicap accessible! Oversized
corner lot is fenced, fruit trees, large fully powered
workshop! NICE NEIGHBORHOOD!
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This exceptional 7.9 acre estate is one of the largest
homesites on prestigious Lake June. There is an additional
1.2 acre conservation easement included. 952 feet along
the shoreline of Lake June plus 306 feet of beautiful creek
frontage. Outstanding rounds surround this unique,
custom built home..Dock and boathouse features 2 boat
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A/C in 2005, new wood laminate floors in kitch, hall,
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NEW home in Parkside Village across from Golf Hammock.
3/2 Split floor plan, eat-in bar, vaulted ceilings, plant
shelves, upgraded landscaping, pre-wired for generator,
special sun-room, local builder. Owner financing available.
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Perfect starter home!!! 3/2 block home on oversize lot.
just remodeled with new 16x16 tile floors, new carpet in
bedrooms, new appliances, countertops, fixtures, vanities,
etc. Beautiful kitchen with tile countertops. Walk-in
shower in master bath. Must see!!! Bring offers!
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floors, staircase and trim! 3B/3B, 2 screened rooms, built
in generator, and includes a pontoon boat!
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work shed also great for a gardening shed. Lots of old
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' Rent A Storage Unit
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