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Volume 89/Number 28 50 cents


Proposed Senate bill would eliminate CRAs


By MATT MURPHY
matt.murphy@newssun.com
SEBRING As it ieads now,
Senate Bill 1528 is a mere paragraph
long. But the words in that paragraph
would be the equivalent of.a death
sentence to the Sebring Community
Redevelopment Agency and its 140
counterparts throughout the state.
That's because Senate Bill 1528
calls for the dissolution of all
Community Redevelopment Agencies
within 15 years after they are created.
CRAs that are more than 15 years old


would have until July 1, 2009 to dis-
solve. The bill was proposed Feb. 5 by
Senator Ronda Storms (R-Brandon). A
call to her office seeking comment
was not returned.
Pete Pollard, executive director of
the Sebring CRA, said he had "vague-
ly" heard of Storms' bill. However, he
doesn't believe the measure will pass.
"I don't think her proposal is going
to take flight," Pollard said. "There
are too many cities that will come out
and openly oppose this. It's a very
drastic move, and I'm not quite sure,


from just what little I've read, what
her motivation is."
Although the Sebring CRA was cre-
ated in 1981, ,its, boundaries were
expanded and its redevelopment plan
was updated in 2004, ,nhirh ib.when it
would be classified ui ns' bill.
Should the bill pass, k would
have until 2019 to di elf.
Carol Westmore :ecutive
director of the Florid lopment
Association (which nts the
state's 141 CRAs), : familiar
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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
The owners of Las VillHs have partnered with Highlands County to offer 'workforce' housing, but the wording of a loan
contract has the county attorney worried taxpayers may be financially responsible for more than they initially bargained.


Las Villas partnership has county 'worried'

MacBeth concerned with county's liability in loan for development


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
Skevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING It's the means to an end
that has the county attorney worried
about a Community Workforce Housing
Innovation Pilot Program.
Mike Brown, vice president,
Caribbean Real Estate Developers, is
developing 50 so-called "workforce"
houses at his Las Villas development on
Kenilworth Boulevard in a joint venture
with Highlands County.
The two-phase project would eventu-
ally have 150 single-family homes that
vary by two available floor plans, three


elevation choices and three color
schemes.
Whether all of the homes are desig-
nated "workforce" housing depends on
subsequent approval by Florida
Housing, the financing corporation cre-
ated 20 years ago by the state legisla-
ture that administers the pilot program.
Should Las Villas 'not get the go-
ahead for the second phase, those units
would be offered to the general public,
Brown said.
"I'm worried about the county being
the borrower of $2.5 million," County
Attorney Ross MacBeth said, explain-


ing a report he received from lender
Florida Housing came as a surprise to
him.
The document names Highlands
County as borrower of funding that
would underwrite low-interest $50,000
loans for qualified buyers and, it states
.that the county is the guarantor that the
project will be completed.
Instead of just Highlands County,
MacBeth expected the document would
include "and partners'j in delineating
responsibilities.

See VILLAS, page 3A


isn't too concerned. She said because
CRAs tend to deal with fairly large
amounts of money, they are a constant
focus of state legislators. .
"Where there's money, there's con-
troversy, and that's the deal with
CRAs," she said. "They have become
so successful in doing what they're
supposed to do, which is increase the
tax base and improve the quality of
life of an area."
Westmoreland said4new residents to
Florida aren't aware of how run-down
See CRA, page 3A


'I don 't
think her
proposal
is going
to take
flight. There are
too many cities
that will come
out and openly
oppose this.'

PETE POLLARD
Sebring CRA director


Local cops, Hispanic


community working to


improve communication


Benton, Rowan
meet with LULAC
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK Highlands
County Sheriff Susan Benton
and Avon Park Interim Chief
of Police Michael J. Rowan
opened up a dialogue with the
Hispanic community Monday
at a special meeting of
LULAC, the League of
United Latin American
Citizens. .
The national organization
has recently appointed two
men to head a Florida-based
civil rights group, focusing on
issues dealing with Hispanics
and law enforcement.
Victor Valdes, the LUJLAC
Naples Chapter president and
commissioner forcivil rights
in the state of Florida, and
Roldolfo Pumariega, the
assistant commissioner, were
not invited to the meeting
because of local problems,
'but have been reaching out to
counties across Florida after
making headway in Collier
County by partnering with
their local Sheriff, -Don
Hunter.
According to the Naples
News, Valdes was a longtime
critic of Hunter.
"We are friends and work-
ing together," Pumariega said
of the new partnership.
"We are doing the same
thing with every county in the


state of Florida."
Some of the key issues they
address are human traffick-
ing, police misconduct and
domestic violence.
"We can only say we love
and thank you for providing
support for those who think
their rights have been hurt or
derailed in- some way,"
Benton said, addressing
Valdes and Pumariega.
After the meeting Benton
mentioned she receives calls
from the com-
monity with
rumors that
the HCSO is
assisting bor-
der n patrol in
Lae Placid,
or that her
Benton deputies are
Spullin over
anyone who looks Hispanic.
That type of speculation
eadsto bothlegal and illegal
immigrants not leACving the
house or even not sending
their children to school, she
said.
"Building relationships
will reduce fear in our
Hispanic communities in
Highlands County," she said
about the potential partner-
ship with LULAC.
"They will have more con-
fidence in law enforcement."
Rowan agreed.
"It's important we connect
and have that dialogue," he

See LULAC, page 3A


Be safer, get smarter

Seniors can get safety tips at seminar


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING -A special
event is scheduled from 9
a.m. to noon Friday at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center for senior
citizens.
It is being presented by
the Highlands County
TRIAD/SALT council,
SALT standing for Seniors
and Law enforcement
Together.
For the second year, rep-
resentatives from the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office, municipal police
departments, Emergency


Management, the Poison
Information Center and
Wauchula State Bank will be
on hand to teach elderly
individuals how to be safer
in their own homes, and-
more comfortable about
reaching out to law enforce-
ment to report a crime or ask
for help.
Nell Hays, a crime pre-
.vention specialist with the
sheriff's office, hopes peo-
ple will take advantage of
the information filled morn-
ing.
For example, the repre-
sentative from the Poison

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The water is waiting at theY


News-Sun photo by
KATARA SIMMONS
'I've waited 11 years for this,'
Highlands County Family YMCA
program director Greg Smith
said with a smile Tuesday morn-
ing as he cleans the newly filled
swimming pools at the YMCA in
Sebring. Using a fire hydrant-
and a large hose, the pools took
about 29 hours to fill complete-
ly. The swim area should be
open to members by the first
week of April, Smith said. In the
meantime the concrete and
wrought iron fence enclosure
will be finished, as well as the
splash pad and the parking lot
expansion. The pool will be for-
mally dedicated April 19, which
is exactly 11 years after.the
YMCA opened at their current
location. The annual Healthy
Kids Day is scheduled for April
12th, which will include a health
fair, lots of activities for kids,
and half-off the joining fee for
new members. For more infor-
mation call 382-9622 .


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2A Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Relay for Life

fundraiser set

for Saturday
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK Circle
Saturday in red. The Avon
Park Youth Academy is hold-
ing a Relay for Life fundrais-
er at the First Baptist Church
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The goings-on will take
place by the church's recre-
ation center on Verona Street.
APYA staff and friends
have donated a wide range of
items for a yard sale, and
APYA students will be on
hand to wash' and/or detail
cars and trucks. A wash will
be $5, with an outside detail
job for another $5.
Browse the yard sale while
waiting, and enjoy a barbecue
too. Chicken, ribs and all the
fixings will be available at
what Pete Zeegers, executive
director of APYA, says is a
"very affordable" price.
In addition to the barbecue,
cookies, cakes and pies creat-
ed by the academy's culinary
students will be on sale.
Get there by 11 a.m. and
enjoy a 45-minute concert by
Primal Connection, the local,
well-known drumming group.
While the bulk of the pro-
ceeds will be donated to
Relay for Life, APYA is also
donating a portion of the pro-
ceeds to the church's youth
program as a thank you for
the use of its property, and
using another small portion to
purchase drums for the acad-
emy so its students may ben-
efit from music therapy, as
members of Primal
Connection do.
Relay For Life began in
1985 when Dr. Gordon Klatt,
an oncologist in Tacoma,
Wash., ran laps around a track
for 24 hours and, raising
$27,000 and donating it the
money to the American
Cancer Society.
Since then, Relay For Life
has grown to become the
--American Cancer Society's
national signature activity. In
2006, over 4,500 Relay For
Life events were held.


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
A three-car accident on C.R. 621 Monday afternoon sent four people to the Hospital, one
with serious injuries.


Four hurt in wreck on C.R. 621


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID Four Highlands County
residents were transported to Florida Hospital
Lake Placid after they were involved in a three
car accident on C.R. 621.
The accident occurred just after 2:30 p.m.
when Frances Snow, 90, of Lake Placid,
attempted to turn north onto Lake Clay Drive.
Doing so, Snov pulled her gold Chrysler
four door in front of a westbound Toyota
Celica.
The Toyota made evasive maneuvers but
was unable to avoid the collision.
It careened off the road, coming to rest 30
yards from initial impact on the north side
shoulder.
The impact knocked the Chrysler back into
the turn lane, where it collided with a 2008
Ford SUV.
Frances Snow was in serious condition but
passenger Wade Snow, 90, sustained only
minor injuries.


& reported apmi'i at


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Nestor Garcia, 27, of Sebring, the driver of
the Toyota, was transported in serious condi-
tion..
His injuries were downgraded to minor late
Monday evening.
The passenger of the Toyota, Ashley
Rhodes, 24, of Sebring, also sustained minor
injuries.
No one in the Ford was injured, but the
vehicle sustained $5,000 in damage.
Damage to the other two vehicles was esti-
mated at $5,000 apiece, but they were 8 and 10
years old and likely totaled.
Charges are pending.


Local Red Cross volunteer helps tornado victims in Alabama


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Don
Davenport returned to Avon
Park Monday after spending
six days helping people
affected by tornadoes in
South Central Alabama.
Shortly after tornadoes hit
the areas of Selma, Ala., and
Prattville, Ala., -on Sunday,
Feb. 17, Davenport deployed
to the area to help families
who had lost their homes to
the storm. He said it was for-
tunate no one was killed or
seriously hurt, despite many
near escapes..
One young' mother shel-


tered with her three children
in their bathroom while flying
two-by-four boards punctured
the walls, narrowly missing
electrical boxes and plumb-
ing. One church had a single
window broken while houses
on both sides were demol-
ished.
Building damage was spot-
ty, according to Davenport,
who said it was "a neighbor-
hood at a time." One house
would see serious damage
while a house across the street
"hadn't lost a shingle."
Most Red Cross calls were
directly to residents on the


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Lt. Cpl. Edwin Rivera is congratulated by his fellow cadets Tuesday after being named
commander of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at Avon Park High
School. During the brief ceremony, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Colonel
William Hutchison transferred command of the FL-934 Cadet Squadron from Cadet
Col. Jonathan Avalos to Rivera.




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scene, he said."It was all out-
reach." If someone wasn't
home, they left a note and a
way to call back. They didn't
wait long for a call back.
One thing that helped in the
field was his Global
Positioning System navigator,
Davenport said. He and other
Red Cross volunteer teams
had brought them from home,
and never got lost on their
way to disaster scenes.
Community volunteers


came out in droves and did
everything from help clean up
damage to serve food at the
same church with the broken
window, Davenport said.
Restaurants from all over
donated food. People were
grateful for assistance, he
said, and were amazed that
neighbors and local business-
es would volunteer to help.
When asked, Davenport
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Fresh fingers lead to


felony battery charge
By TREY CHRISTY he was just playing around,
trey.christy@newssun.com but Carr escorted him out of
SEBRING A Sebring the lounge and placed him
man was arrested .on felony under arrest.
charges Friday night for get- In the arrest report, Carr
ting fresh with. an officer con- indicated Wolfhope had been
ducting an investigating, drinking, but 'did not resist
Officer James Carr arrest.
responded to the Watering He bonded out Saturday
Hole Lounge and began to afternoon on $1,000 after
talk to witnesses in an unre- being charged with battery on
lated battery case. a law enforcement officer, a
He entered the lounge just felony.
after midnight looking for an
additional witness when he
felt something brush up
against his left buttock, he
wrote in the arrest report.
"I believed I was acciden-

the dance floor," Carr said. .
"As my left side was open to
this area."
After being unable to locate
the witness inside the lounge, F4140 a" LOU lY
Carr again felt someone grab-
bing at his left buttock,' he LO Saturday
said. 2 20 23 33 43 50
This time, the left side of
his body was away from the FANTASY 5 *
dance floor and most of the Mon. 10 12 23 32 35
Sun. 5 9 13 18 35
patrons. Sat 13 16 17 30 33
Carr turned around and
allegedly found Larry CASH 3
Wolfhope, 40, of Sebring, in a Mon. 3 4 7
crouched position with his Sun. 9 1 4
left arm outstretched towards Sat. 4 4 3
Carr's rear end. PLAY 4
According to Carr, Mon. 3 4 5 5
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 3A


VILLAS
Continued from 1A
"It isn't exactly what I was
expecting," he said.
What should have hap-
pened, MacBeth explained,
was the creation of a separate
entity to represent the partner-
ship between the county and
Caribbean Real Estate.
MacBeth thought it was
grant funding, but learned
Monday the board's dealing
with a loan.
By tweaking the Florida
Housing report to reflect the
board's intent and under-
standing-. of the partnership
with Caribbean Real Estate
(and that home buyers are the
borrowers), he said the proj-
ect should be able to move
forward.
"That was probably a mis-
step from the beginning,"
MacBeth said.
In addition, he said the Las
Villas program is breaking
new ground in public-private
housing initiatives and all
potential issues can't be antic-
ipated because the state writes
the rules as it goes.
"It was known to us since
day one that the county would
be the borrower," Brown said,
alleging county staff created
the business structure that
MacBeth found worrisome.
"I feel as.if your partners
are being dangled out there."
mBrown was before the com-
missioners Tuesday to,ask
them to sign off on an accept-
ance of commitment letter
that must be returned to
Florida Housing by Friday.
By. agreeing to commit, the
board accepts unspecified
financial responsibility relat-
ed to legal fees should it
decided to not close on the
$2.5 million loan.
Though the commitment is
due Friday, the board has
about three .months before


SAFER
'Continued from iA
S Information Center will talk
ai bout-medication safety and.
give safety tips; Lt. John
Chess, with HCSO, will talk
about the Special Victims
Unit and understanding elder
abuse; Bill -Nichols, director

Highlands
S Snapshots


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Caribbean Real Estate Developers. President John
Zervas shows off a model house at Las Villas, 4113
Kenilworth Blvd. The company recently qualified for a
$2.5 million loan from a state housing agency and has
partnered with Highlands County to offer 'workforce'
housing.

About Las Villas


SEBRING Las Villas
is a bargain for working
class home buyers, accord-
ing to the gated communi-
ty's marketing material.
With a $2.5 million
Community Workforce
Housing Innovation Pilot
Program loan, qualified
buyers could receive
$50,000 assistance.
Las Villas' brochure
lists the three-bedroom,
two-bath duplexes as
homes appraised at
$165,000 being sold for
$150,000.
The $50,000 coupled
with State Housing
Initiatives Partnership


closing on the loan, which
gives the county time to iron
out differences, MacBeth
said.
"It will send our company
into bankruptcy," Brown said,
explaining what would hap-
pen if the county got cold feet
about their partnership.
Brown said,his company is
accruing interest on $3 mil-
lion in loans and he urged the


of Erpergency Management,
will talk about emergency
safety, and what to do when
an emergency occurs; and a
representative from Watichula
State Bank will explain how
to protect against personal
identity theft and what to do if
it happens.
Sheriff Susan Benton will
make opening remarks. Other


funding of up to $10,000
for down-payment and
closing could result in an
approximately $93,000
purchase price.
The community is
planned in two phases for
a total of 150 homes with
access to a pool, Jacuzzi,
clubhouse, cabanas and
playground.
The 1,600 square feet
homes boast nine feet tall
ceilings, dressed window
bays, oversized single-car
garage and appliances.
For more information,
call 402-5445.
Kevin Shutt


commissioners to uphold their
end of the agreement.
The board voted unani-
mously to take the risk of
moving forward, hoping
MacBeth's concerns would be
addressed with Florida
Housing and settled.
"You've got to take
chances to do these kinds of
things," chairman Edgar
Stokes said.


police representatives will be
available for questions, and
displays will present even
more information.
There will ,be a break
between sessions when light
refreshments will be avail-
able.
While people may simply
attend, call 386-6476 to
RSVP.


LULAC
Continued from 1A
said.
"I have an open-door poli-
cy. Involvement with citizens
Sis very important."
Local LULAC Council No.
1 President Dr. Robert Flores
spoke positively about his
recent inclusion into the Avon
Park police chief search com-
mittee.
"It's great, it's working out
well for us," Flores said.
While he was given a list of
requirements for the job, he
said the most important attrib-
ute character rarely
shows up on paper.
"When you have a problenr
and the character of an indi-
vidual is there, there isn't a
problem," he said.
Others in attendance were
very positive about their
experience with local law
enforcement.
"We feel like we live in a
safe area," said. President of
local LULAC Council No. 3
Patricia Austin. "You do a
great job and we are glad that


CROSS
Continued from 2A
said he'd seen that kind of
generosity on several disaster
deployments. Red Cross vol-
unteers like Davenport are
ready to help at a moment's
notice, either to deploy to out-
of-state disasters'or to assist
victims of local disasters such
as small storms and home


CRA
Continued from 1A
many downtown areas were before the advent
of CRAs, and said just because progress has
been made doesn't mean they no longer have a
purpose.
"It's like mortgaging a house," she said.
"Just because it's remodeled, you still have to
pay that bill. It takes a lot of money to revital-
ize urban areas. You can't just redo it and say
,'how it's done.' You have to find out to make
sure it stays vibrant in the long term."
Westmoreland doesn't think' the bill will
pass because CRAs will always serve a pur-
pose to downtown, she said.
'"Redevelopment will always be needed,"


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Civil Rights Assistant Commissioner for the League of United
Latin American Citizens (from right) Roldolfo Pumariega and
Commissioner Victor Valdes speak with Sheriff Susan
Benton and acting Chief Michael J. Rowan Monday evening
in Avon Park at a special LUIAC meeting. The two men are
traveling the state to partner with police organizations and.
help ease tensions, whether real or imagined, between the
Hispanic community and law enforcement.


we have you." ,
Pumariega said the partner-
ship is not about giving
Hispanics or illegal immi-
grants any special rights.'
"You have to have respect
... even if you are an illegal,
you have to be treated as a


fires.
People can help their fam-
ilies and communities by
donating time, skills, or
Money to their local American
Red Cross, or by learning
from the Red Cross how to
prepare for disasters or
reson4c with valuable life-
saving skills in an emergency.
To volunteer, take classes,
or donate to your American
Red Cross, contact the Polk


man," he said.
For those illegals that com-
mit a crime, the organization
is not against deportation.
"Hit the road jack,"
Pumariega said about the
deportation of illegals. "We
are not against that."


County Chapter in Winter
Haven at i(863) 294-5941 or
polkcofl@polkredcross.org.
Contact the Highlands
County office in Sebririg at
(863) 386-4440 or via e-mail
at hcarc@vistanet.net; or visit
the chapter chapter's Internet
site at http://polkcountyfl.red.
cross.org.



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AP Police Chief Search
Committee meets today
AVON PARK The-Avon
Park Police Chief Search
Committee will meet at 9
a.m. today to discuss proce-
dures to interview for a new
police chief.
Interviews will begin at 10
a.m.
Frank Mercurio resigned
last year under pressure from
city officials.

Temporary road
closing in Sebring
SEBRING The railroad
crossing on Highlands
Avenue, between Y6uth Care
Land and DeSoto Road, will
be closed Friday in the after-
noon until Sunday.
A detour route will be post-
ed.
For information, contact
the Highlands County
Engineering Department at
402-6877.


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she said. "People always want their urban cen-
ters to look good and be safe. In the '70s and
'80s, cities were ghost towns. In 20 years,
things are starting to look good."
The Florida Redevelopment Association has
.a lobbyist in Tallahassee, but no one from the
organization has spoken to Storms yet,
Westmoreland said.
Storms' bill was filed on Feb. 5 and intro-
duced on March 4, where it was referred to the
Community Affairs, Finance and Tax, and
Transportation and Economic Development
Appropriations committees.
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Editorial & Opinion


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


SCOTT DRESSEL
Assistant Editor


DAN HOEHNE
Sports Editor


The real fix is us

One of the most difficult challenges facing each of
us as individuals is understanding where the self ends
and the group begins.
'Even the most withdrawn and isolated among us are
still a part of the groups they shun, because in order
to be withdrawn one must have something to with-
draw from.
This is far more than an esoteric philosophical
point.
In order to create the changes so many of us desire,
we are going to have to become self aware, because
real change only comes through individual action.
This means that if we are to make real strides in a
different direction, each of us are going to have to
.move our own feet.
And in order to do that, each of us is going to have
to put the group's interest before 'our own. At least
occasionally.
As an example take the work the county govern-
ment has been doing recently, making the time to look
seriously at the county's various departments' spend-
ing and accounting procedures.
It isn't easy for members of government in a com-
munity where almost everyone knows everyone else
to oversee and regulate personnel. Where there are
problems, the larger issues sometimes disappear as
people focus on the individuals involved. The discus-
-sion becomes a heated debate about personalities, not
the underlying problem.
This is why we congratulate the Highlands County
Bdard of County Commissioners' staff and the Clerk
of the Courts for their internal audits and monitoring
over the last many months.
After years of complaisant acceptance, attention is
finally being paid to details. Even better, new rules
and procedures are being put into place which will
help insure the taxpayers' money will be spent more
wisely on things the county actually needs.
But underneath this group action are assembled all
those county employees whose individual choices
created many of the problems in the first place the
lack of discipline and follow through at the library,
for instance, or the individuals who used taxpayer
time and equipment to conduct very personal, totally
unprofessional exchanges, or those individuals who
stooped to using county (taxpayer) credit cards for
personal purchases.
In other words, only until each of us puts the rest of
us first will we be able to make headway.
We don't say this will be easy. Rationalization, real
need, and intense emotion often lead even the most
enlightened-of us astray. That is why we have to have
laws, rules, regulations and prohibitions in the first
place.
But if each of us, in the private sector as well as
public, stops to think twice, and does the difficult but
right thing instead of choosing selfish indulgence -
whether that means turning a blind eye to necessary
work or outright stealing we can only grow
stronger together as a result.
Ultimately, reform is up to each of us as individu-
als not to a murky "them."


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Bored with the constant
debates, speeches
Editor:
Are we there yet? The election
season kicked off two months earli-
er than usual this year. And Super
Tuesday found most Americans
already suffering from electionary
fatigue. Many of us are already
bored with the constant domination
of television debates and speeches.
Most of the candidates failed to
inspire enthusiasm.
Pundits on both sides of the polit-
ical spectrum are handicapping the
general election based on what is
expected to be an unusual low turn
out at the poles. Some, particularly
among, the Republicans, are disgust-
ed that they plan to register a
protest vote. Others plan to not vote
at all.
Not voting means allowing some-
body else to decide the issues fac-
ing our nation this election cycle.
And the issues on the table this year
are some of the more deadly issues
that our country has ever faced in
all its history.
Never before has America faced a
greater threat to its existence on so
many possible fronts. The cultural
war has threatened to tear us apart
from within. Rich against poor,
black against white, liberal against
conservative, gay against straight,
evolutionists against creationists,
pro abortionists(choice) against pro-
lifers.
We aren't a very united United


States as we approach election
2008. About the only thing most
Americans can agree on is that
nobody seems to agree on anything.

This election Americans will
decide more than ever whom to
trust with America's economic
future. Why? Because we are in the
beginning of one of the most
biggest economic crises. Whoever
occupies the Oval Office for the
next four years will set America's
legal agenda for decades to come.
U.S. Supreme Court Judges Breyer,
Kennedy, Ginsberg, Stevens'and
Scalia are all over 70 years old ...
Statically the next three likely
openings on the Supreme Court
Bench will be liberal vacancies. On
the hot button issue of our times is
abortion. The Supreme Court is
divided 5 to 4, a single pro-life
appointment could end the carnage
that has claimed more than 30 mil-
lion unborn American lives since
the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision. ...
How you vote in November, and
especially whether you vote in
November could decide the ques-
tion for all Americans for the next
30 years. Another issue that will be
influenced this general election will
be that of national security. One
side argues that its better to with-
draw from Iraq and to surrender it
to the terrorists than to fight it out
and risk of further angering the
Islamic world. The other side
argues that the Islamic world is
already maxed out angry and with-


drawing from Iraq will make us
look like cowards and simply shift
the battlefield back to the U.S. soil.

Some years the country is best
served by what you cast your vote
for. Other years it is what you vote
against. This year the jury is still
out. I think we are really going to
have to do our homework, and most
of all pray while it is still legal.
Wendy Griffin
Sebring

White family says thanks
Editor:
Thank you from the Philemon
"Bobby" White Sr. family. We
would like to say thanks to every-
one in the community and surround-
ing area for their support and grati-
tude for everything they have done
for our family in the time of our
tremendous loss of our loving
Bobby. We will greatly miss him.
Once again, thanks to everyone
for what they have done for our
family.
Rose Mary White and Family
Lake Placid


The people who
invented chess
Editor:
In reviewing our concern about
weapons of mass destruction, par-
ticularly nukes in the hands first of
Saddam and now Iran, the thing that
is principally overlooked is the bel-
licose posture between these two
countries for the, last decade.
Under Saddam, Iraq decided to
go to war against Iran, largely with
the United States help and encour-
agement. Although the Israelis had
taken out Iraq's nuclear capabilities
with a surgical air strike in 1981,
both Iran and Iraq felt the need to
menace each other with the poten-
tial threat of nuclear weaponry.
Iran, with a population of nearly
four times that.of Iraq proved more
resilient than expected and threw
waves of religious fanatics against
the Iraqi army, creating a bloody
stalemate in their ill-conceived war.
Don Rumsfeld, was a special envoy
to Iraq in those days, clearly being
our lead fisherman who fished in
troubled waters on our behalf.
When, in 2002, Saddam still kept


up the pretense of having nuclear
capabilities, it was to hold Iran in
check. The people who invented
chess were sensitive to this possi-
bility and it served a weakened
Iraq's purpose to play tiger with its
large neighbor. Saddam never
expected the U.S. to invade as it
did, assuming instead that we would
launch massive air strikes against
Iraq, a damage he was willing to
accept as the price for continuing
his atomic bluff against Iran. With
the bifurcated power structure in
Iran with the return of the Ayatolla,
this seemed like a workable tactic
until bin Laden and 9/11 upset the-
balance.
He was willing to play hound and
hare with International Atomic
Energy Agency and their inspectors
till the cows came home as long as
it kept Iran off balance but he failed
to anticipate Bush, Cheney,
Wolfawitz and Rumsfeld's enthusi-
asm for adventure and.their pen-
chant for miscalculation.
If we had given more thought to
the fact that Persia invented chess
and Arabs always bluff perhaps the
events of the last several years in
the middle east might have been
different.
Let us at least hope that Bush
does not do something precipitous
with respect to Iran as his find justi-
fication for a flawed policy by a
flawed president.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid


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Divorce applicants


Divorces filed at the
Highlands County Clerk of
Courts during January 2008
were as follows:
* Robert Boies, petitioner
and Carol M. Boies, Jan. 3,
2008.
* Pamela Ann King, petition-
er and Carl Emerson King,
Jan. 3, 2008.
* James E. LaCount, petition-
er and Catherine M. Carter,
Jan. 3, 2008.
* Diana Pagan, petitioner
and Juan Gabrielle Perez,
Jan. 3, 2008.
* Frances Lucille Simons,
petitioner and David Allen
Simons, Jan. 3, 2008.
* Jessica Candelario, peti-
tioner and Melvin Candelario,
Jan. 4, 2008.
* Alba Rodriguez, petitioner
and Ramon Rodriguez, Jan. 4,
2008.
* Derrick J. Long, petitioner
and Melissa M. Long, Jan. 7,
2008.
* Ignacio Andrade, petitioner
and' Juana Adelina Flores
Garcia, Jan. 8, 2008.
* Timothy Howard Keeney,
petitioner and Karen Lori
Keeney, Jan. 9, 2008.
* Raymond Kenneth Dillon,
petitioner and Barbara
Marjorie Dillon, Jan. 10, 2008.
* Marcia L. Heston, petition-
er and Joseph L. Heston, Jan.
10, 2008.
* Jason Davis, petitioner and
April Davis, Jan. 14, 2008.
* Fidelia Ramos, petitioner
and Jose L. Ramos, Jan. 14,
2008.
* Francesco J. Renda, peti-
tioner and. Priscilla J. Renda,
Jan. 14, 2008.
* Betsy Sharma, petitioner
and Prixit Sharma, Jan. 14,
2008.
* Michelle Wilkie, petitioner
and Scott Wilkie, Jan. 14,
2008.
* Mario Andretti Wilson,
petitioner and Elaine Strong,
Jan.14,2008.
* Gina Marie DeAngeles,
petitioner and Brodie William
Stephenson, Jan. 16, 2008.
* Alice Denise McGahee,
petitioner and Selvin C.
McGahee, Jan. 16, 2008.
* Janice Judy Allen, petition-
er and Willie Lee Allen, Jan.
17, 2008.
* Linda B. Cotherman, peti-
tioner and Ronald R.
Bamfield, Jan. 17, 2008.
* Melvin Gary Eldridge, peti-
tioner and Sheila Ann
Eldridge, Jan. 17, 2008.
* Katherine Gail Meredith,
petitioner and William Stacey
Meredith, Jan. 17, 2008.
* Lynda D. Scott, petitioner
and James G. Scott, Jan. 17,
2008.
* Gloria Lee Soltes, petition-
er and Frank Richard Soltes,
Jan. 17,2008.
* Melissa Dawn Stanley, peti-
tioner and Jack Oliver
Stanley, Jan. 17, 2008.


* Pamela J. Williams, peti-
tioner and Robert Eugene
Williams, Jan. 17, 2008.
* Courtney Ann Ralph, peti-
tioner and Scott Michael
Ralph, Jan. 22, 2008.
* Bruce Winter, petitioner
and Mary Winter, Jan. 24,
2008.
' Linda A. Cook, petitioner
and. Wayne Cook, Jan. 29,
2008.
* Anna Louise Huntley, peti-
tioner and Willie Clay
Washington Jr., Jan. 29, 2008.
* Curtis Maxwell Phillips,
petitioner and Ramona Jill
Maxwell, Jan. 29, 2008.
* Jennifer M. Woods, peti-
tioner and Timothy Woods,
Jan. 29, 2008.
* Edward Ray Grieashamer,
petitioner and Mattie Lou
Grieashamer, Jan. 30, 2008.
* Joseph Rivera, petitioner
and Lori Rivera, Jan. 30, 2008.
* Alfonia Allen, petitioner
and: Beatrice Allen, Jan. 31,
.2008.
* Nicole E. Hodge, petitioner
and Tony Curtis Hodge, Jan.
31, 2008.
* James Gordon Loughan,
petitioner and Connie Sue
Loughan, Jan. 31, 2008.

Divorces filed at the
Highlands County Clerk of
Courts during December
2007 were as follows:
Thomas James Benton,
petitioner and Pamela A.
Benton, Dec. 3, 2007.
Tania Cotriche, petitioner
and Luis Hernan Perez, Dec.
3, 2007.
Cynthia L. Herdina, peti-
tioner and Jonathan Herdina,
Dec. 3, 2007.
Carla McElroy Huertas,
petitioner and Michael
Huertas, Dec. 3, 2007.
Craig Summerhays
Lambert, petitioner and
Loretta Jane Thompson, Dec.
3, 2007.
John Martinez, petitioner
and Jeniffer De La Cruz, Dec.
4, 2007.
Stacey Dawn Caputo, peti-
tioner and John Joseph
Caputo Jr., Dec. 5, 2007.
Jessica Lynn Leona, peti-
tioner and Andrew Luis


. Rodriguez, Dec. 5, 2007.
* Michael Edward Lynes,
petitioner and Patricia Alice
Lynes, Dec. 5, 2007.
* Lenard B. Carlisle, petition-
er and Shelly Dailey Carlisle,
Dec. 7, 2007.
* Christopher Lynn Duncan,
petitioner and Laurie
Josephine Duncan, Dec. 7,
2007.
* Rita M. Guardiola, petition-
er and Serapio V. Guardiola,
Dec. 7, 2007.
* Martha E. Agosto, petition-
er and Felix Agosto Jr., Dec.
13, 2007.
* George Douglas Byers,
petitioner and Linda Ruth
Byers, Dec. 13, 2007.
* Stephanie Nadene
Carmier, petitioner and Paul
Kenneth Carmier, Dec. 13,
2007.
* Ann Marie Gougeon, peti-
tioner and Larry Joe
Gougeon, Dec. 13, 2007.
* Xochilt V. Portobanco
Lopez, petitioner and Nestor
Javier Hernandez, Dec. 13,
2007.
* Juan Patino, petitioner and
Ana Maria Del Valle, Dec. 13,
2007.
* Ronald D. Perticone, peti-
tioner and Mary Ellen
Perticone, Dec. 13, 2007.
* Jacquelyn Kay White, peti-
tioner and Lavada Montel
White, Dec. 13, 2007.
* Kizzie Pilar Allen, petition-
er and Phillip C. Allen, Dec.
17, 2007.
* Jonathan Wayne Beers,
petitioner and Kimberly
Susan Beers, Dec. 17, 2007.
* Jerry H. Peoples Jr., peti-
tioner and Michelle D.
Peoples, Dec. 17, 2007.
* James Matthew Church,
petitioner and Kerrie
Kilbourne Church, Dec. 18,
2007.
* Katholene Amanda
Browning, petitioner and
Keith Edward Chance, Dec.
21,2007.
* Regina A. Everett, petitioh-
er and Alex Everett, Dec. 21,
2007.
* Carol A. La Duke, petition-
er and Byron E. La Duke,
Dec. 21, 2007.


Obituaries


Royalty in disguise


Gordon Blauser
Gordon B. Blauser, 79, died
March 3, 2008. Born in Fort
Wayne, Ind., and moved to
Sebring 20 years ago. He was
employed in the agriculture
industry .in sales and market-
ing and worked for Gulf Oil
Chemical Division for 15
years and the Chemical
Division of Borden Inc. for 10
years.
He is survived by his wife,
Gloria T.; sons, Alan, Steven,
Gregory and Douglas; daugh-
ter, Cathryn Beiswanger;
eight grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring, is in charge
of arrangements.

Colleen Geddis
Colleen Marie Geddis, 50,
of Sebring died March 2,
2008. Born in Hollywood,
she moved to Sebring in 2002
from Hollywood.
She is survived by husband,
Robert D.; children, Robert
Geddes, Dawn Geddis,
Colleen Geddis, Danielle
McCartney, Katelynn Geddis
and Catherine Mitto; brothers,
Vincent Young and Arthur
Young; sister, Katherine
Young; and six grandchildren.
A celebration of her life,
will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday
at Highlands Hammock State
Park. The family will be
accepting contributions.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in, charge of
arrangements.

Claire Head
Claire Knaub Joannette
Head, 78, of Sebring died
March 2, 2008 in Sebring.
Born in Jersey City, N.J., she
moved to Florida in 1979.
She was a school teacher and
of the Episcopal faith.
She is survived by her
daughter, Anne DeLuca; and
three grandchildren.
Arrangements have been
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


George Laverty
George John
Laverty, 62, of
Avon Park died
Feb. 26, 2008. He
had been a resident of Avon
Park since 1999. He was a
department director in com-
munications. He served in the
United States Army during
the Vietnam War. He attended
Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Avon Park.
Survivors include his
daughters, Sara A. Laverty
and Sue E. Laverty; son,
George J.Laverty; sister,
Kathy Veclas; and one grand-
child.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park.

Teddy Martin
Teddy S. Martin,
87, of Sebring died
March 3, 2008.
Born in East
Chicago, Ind., he moved to
Sebring in 1987. He was a
veteran of World War II, serv-
ing in the United States Air
Force. He owned and operat-
ed bakeries. He attended First
United Methodist Church,
Sebring.
He is survived by wife,
Christine M.; son, Dennis;
daughter, Barbara; stepchil-
dren, Gloria Hakala, Rick
Call and Patricia Abdalla.
Services, and burial will be
at St. Francis Cemetery,
Phoenix, Ariz. Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring, is in charge
of local arrangements.

Ernest Shinn
Ernest Russell
Shinn, 84, of
Sebring died March
3, 2008, at his
home. He was born Oct. 29,
1923, to John Edward and
Anna Grace (Baker) Shinn in
Exeland, Wis., and had been a
resident of Sebring since
1983, coming from Illinois'.
He was owner and operator of
a bakery and a veteran of
World War II, serving in the


.U.S. Army. He received two
Purple Hearts; two Bronze
Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters;
Combat Infantrymen's Award;
Good Conduct Medal and the
European Campaign Victory
Medal. He was a member of
Lake Placid VFW; American
Legion and Disabled
American Veterans and was
Past President of the National
Bakers Association. After
retirement, he enjoyed breed-
ing Arabian horses and travel-
ing throughout the United
States. He was also active
with the Highlands County
Humane Society.
He is survived by his wife
of 12 years, Freeda Shinn;
daughters, Prudee, Diane and
Joy; stepchildren Ric, Lynn
and David Poteat and numer-
ous grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive
Friends from 4-8 p.m. today at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring. Funeral serv-
ices with Military Honors will
be at 11 a.m. Thursday at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, with Chaplain Cecil
Kent officiating. Interment
will be at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, Avon Park, immedi-
ately following the service. In
lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorials be made
to Good Shepherd Hospice,
4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, Fl 33872.
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Recreation District has
10th anniversary
LAKE PLACID The
Sun 'N Lakes Recreation
District of Lake Placid will
hold its 10th Anniversary
Celebration at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 15.
This event will be celebrate
ed with a ham dinner fol-
lowed by dancing to the
oldies at the clubhouse
behind the fire station on Sur
'N Lakes Boulevard in Lake
Placid.
Cost will be $5. For infor-
mation or tickets, call 465-
2850 or 465- 7070 by
Wednesday, March 12.

DOT holds CAMP
hearing today
SEBRING The Florida
Department of Transportatior
invites the public to partici-
pate in a public hearing for
the proposed U.S. 27
Corridor Access Managemen
Plan (CAMP) in Highlands
County. The hearing will be
today at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center
Auditorium, 4509 George
Blvd.
The hearing will be con-
ducted with an open house
from 4:30-6 p.m. at which
time the public may review
maps, drawings and other
pertinent information. The
open house will be followed
by a formal presentation at 6
p.m. followed by the public
comment period. This hear-
ing is being held to afford
interested persons the oppor-
tunity to view the maps and
material on display and to
express their views concern-
ing the proposed plan.
The U.S. 27 CAMP identi-
fies access management fea-
tures needed along the corri-
dor in future'years to main-
tain efficiency and safety.
The proposed CAMP
includes future locations of
full median openings, direc-
tional median openings and
.rightiin/right-out only coni
nections along an approxi-
mate 18-mile segment of
U.S. 27 in Highlands County
Public participation is
solicited without regard to
race, color, religion, gender,
age, national origin, disabili-
ty, or family status.

Goodyear retirees
gather for luncheon
SEBRING The annual
Goodyear Retiree Luncheon
will be at 11 a.m. today at
Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring. Spouses and friends
are welcome. ,

Red Hat members
celebrate anniversary
LAKE PLACID The
South Central Florida Red
Hatters will celebrate the
10th birthday anniversary of
the National Red Hat Society
Seven counties in this area
will join today in honoring
the 30-plus other countries
who are now a part of the
National Red Hat Society.
The international theme will
be carried out with the lunch
eon menu, the costumes of
the red hatters and the center
pieces they donate for table
decorations and door prizes.
This event is held early to
include Red Hatters who will
be returning home prior to
April 25 the official day for
this celebration.
Attire for the day is inter-
national with accents of red
and purple, red outfit with
purple head dress to
acknowledge the birthday
theme or usual red hat attire.
Red Hat vendors will be
available when the doors
open at 10 a.m. at the Lake
Placid Conference Center


Becky Williams at 3
Cherrywood Way, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. For more
information, call 465-0161 or
e-mail beckshel@emnbarq
mail.conm.

Moose Legion hosts
several events
SEBRING The Moose
Legion of the Loyal Order of
the Moose will host the fol-
n lowing events:
Today Hot dogs,
sausages and pulled pork bar-
becue sandwiches served in
the bar from 1 p.m. to clos-
ing. Pool at 1 p.m. Happy
hour is 2-4 p.m. Menu is 5-8
p.m. Music by Fancy Free is
5-9 p.m.
Thursday Hot dogs,
sausages and pulled pork bar-
becue sandwiches served in
the bar from I p.m. to clos-
ing. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m.
For more information, call
385-6564.

Ladies Auxiliary meets
at. American Legion
SEBRING The
American Legion 74, at 528
N. Pine St. in Sebring, will
host the following events:
Today Post open
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Happy
Hour from 4-6 p.m. Hot dogs
served daily.
Thursday Post open
from 11 a.m. to.9 p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Ladies
Auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call
471-1448.

Joint officers meet
today at Eagles Aerie
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles Aerie 4240 will host
the following events this
week:
Today Tacos from 5-
7 p.m. Joint officers meet at
6 p.m. Auxiliary meets at 7
p.m..
Thursday Burgers
and fries will be served by
Debbie and Sandy from 5-7
p.m. Lora Patton will provide
the music from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 655-4007.


Billy Clades plays at
VFW Post 4300
SEBRING The Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4300
will host the following
events:
Today Ladies
Auxiliary will serve a fish fry
from 5-7 p.m. for $7. Music
by Billy Glades to follow.
Thursday Hambur-
gers will be served from 12-2
p.m. Bingo at 2 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

Moose members
serves spaghetti dinner
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374 will
host the following events:
Today Spaghetti din-
ner served from 5-7 p.m.
Music by Connie from 5:30-
8:30 p.m.
Thursday Burgers,
jumbo hotdogs and fries at 6
p.m. Music by Frank from
5:30-9:30 p.m.
For more information, call
the Lodge at 465-0131.

Shuffleboard league
plays today at club
SEBRING The Sebring
Recreation Club will host the
shuffleboard league today.
Call 402-2253 for informa-
tion.

After Hours mixer will
be Thursday
SEBRING After Hours
Tri Chamber Mixer will be
from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at
Club Sebring at Sebring
International Raceway.
Sponsored by SIR,
Highlands Today, and ME
Gose Construction.

More room at Mom &
Me Cake Decorating
SEBRING Girls Scouts
of Gulfcoast Florida will host
a Mom & Me Cake
Decorating Workshop in
Sebring for non-Girl Scouts
as a recruitment event.
Girls in third, fourth, or
fifth grade, who are not Girl


Scouts, are invited to have
fun with their moms while
learning basic cake decorat-
ing techniques.
The workshop will be from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
March 15, at the Sebring Girl
Scout House, 442 Eucalyptus
St.
The cost is a $20 registra-
tion fee per girl/mom team.
This workshop is limited to
the first 20 girls.
To register, contact Peggy
Becerra at 446-0571.
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida, Inc. is chartered by
Girl Scouts of the USA and
serves more than 10,000 girls
in 10 counties: Highlands,
Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Lee,
Manatee and Sarasota.

Elvis Wade to perform
at Woody's RV Resort
SEBRING Elvis Wade
Cummings will be perform-
ing from 7-9 p.m. Thursday
and Friday at Woody-'s RV
Resort, 4414 U.S. 27 South.
Cost is $10 per person.
Call 386-0366 or 441-1645.

VFW 3880 Men's
Auxiliary meets
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
3880 in Lake Placid will host
Sa men's auxiliary meeting at
7 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, call
465-4870.

Blood mobile set up in
Avon Park today
The blood mobile will be
at the following locations this
week:
Today First Baptist
Church of Avon Park, 2-
5p:m.
Thursday -
Government offices off
Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All blood donors at all
locations will receive a mini
physical whfch includes
blood pressure, and choles-
terol check.
There will also be a free T-
shirt for all donors.


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SEBRING The American
Red Cross in Highlands
County is celebrating Red
Cross Month this month by
giving thanks to the thou-
sands of people in Highlands
County who have personified
America's humanitarian spirit
by donating their time, money
and skills during the last year.
"America has always been
a place of humanitarian action
and compassion a place
where people take care of
each other whether those in
need are down the block or
around the globe," said Art
Harriman, director of the
American Red Cross in
Highlands County. "For more
than 90 years, the Red Cross
in Highlands County has
relied on everyday volunteers


who donate time, skills or
money; volunteers who help
coordinate disaster training;
volunteers who teach life-sav-
ing emergency skills classes;
and volunteers who respond
to disasters."
In the past .eight months,
the Highlands.County Service
Center has responded to more
than 20 local emergencies in
and has assisted nearly 40
military families and trained
more than 1,000 people in
lifesaving skills such as CPR,
first aid, use of an automated
external defibrillator, and
aquatic safety. Red Cross vol-
unteers are the core, donating
their time and energy to self-
lessly serve those in need;
demonstrating the compas-
sion and generosity for which
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MEGA TENT EVENT IN MOORE HAVEN -
SHOWING CONSUMERS THE RIGHT
WAY TO BUY NOW!
FEDERAL RATE CUT PROVIDES UNPRECEDENTED LENDING OPPORTUNITY;
CONSUMERS ADVISED TO BUY VEHICLES BEFORE RECESSION

FED RATE CUT PROVIDES UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSUMERS
The U.S. Federal Reserve boosted consumer hopes and comforted Wall Street investors by slashing interest rates by
three-quarters of a percentage point to 3.5 percent in an effort to save the economy from a recession. The economic
stimulus plan represented the largest single-day cut in a key interest rate in 25 years. The historic interest rate cut was
designed to encourage consumer spending and energize the nation's economy. Shortly after the Fed announced a reduc-
tioo of its federal funds rate to 3.5 percent from 4.25 percent, most major banks reduced their prime lending rates by
the same amount. Since the Fed rate affects how much consumers pay on credit card debt, home equity lines of credit
and auto loans, economists predict that consumers' monthly debt obligations should slide along with the rate cut. For
consumers, the three-quarter point federal funds rate cut will mean lower interestrates on credit purchases, including
those of automobiles. According to Ford CEO Alan Mulally, the rate cut "gives the auto financing companies the abil-
ity to really bring some more credit into the marketplace...it's going to help consumer confidence". This means that if
you buy a car in the next few months, the payments will be substantially lower than they would have been without this
drop. Moreover, the rate reduction will allow manufacturers to offer financing incentive programs to prospective new-
car buyers at lower interest rates.

DEALERS DESPERATE TO SELL VEHICLES As Little as a $99/month!*
The current opportunity to obtain low interest rate consumer loans comes at a time when dealers are, desperate moving to
sell vehicles through unprecedented rebate and incentive programs. Prior to the historic cut in the Federal Reserve's rate
cut, automobile dealerships had suffered due to the rumored housing slump and rising gasoline prices. Moreover, competi-
tion between foreign and domestic manufacturers has reached an epic pitch, giving consumers leverage when shopping for
new vehicles. GM, Ford and Chrysler have been forced to boost incentives to maintain sales volume amid weak consumer
confidence and increased competition from foreign manufacturers.

CONSUMERS ADVISED TO BUY NOW BEFORE LOOMING RECESSION CAUSES SPIKE IN
INTEREST RATES.
The current rate cut has provided consumers a unique, limited opportunity to obtain low interest loans. Consumers are
advised to take advantage of this historic lending, opportunity before the looming recession arrives. Indeed, a spike in
the federal funds rate coupled with write-offs from the housing slump may impact banks' willingness to lend. Should
a recession occur later in the year, consumers shall face a much more difficult time getting auto loans due to more
stringent credit standards. Thus, the current fed rate cut may provide consumers with the best opportunity to obtain
advantageous vehicle financing. Terry Egan, editor in chief of publications for The Warren Group, which tracks real-
estate transactions, agreed, pointing to the combined benefits of lower prices and lower short-term interest rates. "For
someone ready to make the leap, that's two bits of good news in terms of buying opportunity," he said.






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be available to assist all buyers during this very special event. Even those buyers whose credit may have been damaged in
the past will have an opportunity to take advantage of this incredible market condition. A stable job and residence is all that
is required to begin process of any transaction.
The Moore Haven Tent Sale will be fully staffed March 4 9, 2008 as attendance is expected to be in record breaking num-
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the entire inventory available.
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ADAPT training offered


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College's
Community Education
Department is offering a
Alcohol Drug Accident
Prevention Training
(ADAPT) course for first-
time driver license applicants.
The four-hour course will
be held from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Saturday, March
15, at the SFCC Highlands
Campus, 600 W. College


Drive, Avon Park.
Pre-registration is required.
The fee is $28 and may be
paid by cash, check, or credit
card. Participants may regis-
ter in Building B on the
Highlands Campus or at any
SFCC campus or center. For
more information, contact the
SFCC Community Education
office at 453-6661,465-5300,
494-7500, 773-2252, or 382-
6900, ext. 7392 or 7153.


Get the latest word on Word


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College's
Community Education
Department is offering a new
class for its spring term.
What's New in Word '07
will teach students how to
navigate Microsoft Word
2007 using the Ribbon, which
has replaced the menus and
toolbars from previous ver-


sions. This class is for experi-
enced Microsoft Word users.
The class meets from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March
12, and the cost is $13.
Register in Building B at
the Highlands Campus or any
SFCC campus or center. For
more information, contact
Lauren Redick at 453-6661,
465-5300, 773-2252, or 494-
7500, ext. 7388 or 7392.


Safe driving program on tap


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College's
Community Education
Department is offering a Safe
Driving Accident Prevention
Program (SDAPP) for drivers
who received a traffic cita-
tion.
Four-hour courses will be
offered in English from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
and 6-10 p.m. Tuesday,
March 18; and in Spanish
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 15, at the
SFCC Highlands Campus,
600 W. College Drive. A
course is also scheduled for 6-
10 p.m. Thursday, March 13,
in English, at the SFCC Lake
Placid Center, 500 E.
Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid.
Pre-registration is required.
For more information, contact
the SFCC Community
Education Office at 453-
6661,' 465-5300, 494-7500,
773-2252, or 382-6900, ext.
7392 or 7153.


Courtesy photo
An incorrect photo ran in Sunday's Livestock Auction
supplement to the News-Sun with the name of Wesley
Jones attached to it. Canter Beefmaster bought
Wesley's steer for $2,553.75. We apologize for the
error.


Advanced driver improvement

course to be offered at SFCC


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College's
Community Education
Department is offering a 12-
hour Advanced Driver
Improvement course for driv-
ers who wish to have their
driver's license reinstated or
those who were ordered by
the court to take'this course.
The course will be held


from 6-10 p.m. Tuesday
through Thursday, March 11-
13, SFCC Highlands Campus,
600 West College Drive,
Avon Park.
Pre-registration is required.
For more information, contact
the SFCC Community
Education Office at 453-
6661, 465-5300, 494-7500,
773-2252, or 382-6900, ext.
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AVON PARK South Florida Community
College's Community Education Department
is offering Writing the Stories of Your Life this
spring term.
Larry Levey. correspondent to the News-
Sun, will teach a variety of writing techniques
to help tell life stories in a way that creates a


SFCC Lake Placid Center offers

community education classes


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID South
Florida Community College
Lake Placid Center is offering
a variety of classes for the
spring II term. Classes avail-
able include:
Conversational Spanish
II, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March
4 to April 29. Registration fee
is $63.20.
Tai Chi is a high intensi-
ty strengthening and stretch-
ing exercise that has been
used by the Chinese for cen-
turies. Instructor Karin
Grunden will lead classes
from 8-9 a.m. and 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays,
March 4 to May 1.
Registration fee is $36.
Beginning Clogging,
6:30-7:30 p.m. and
Intermediate Clogging, 5:30-
6:30 p.m., March 10 to May.
5. The instructor will be
Patricia Kules. Registration
fee is $31.60.
Aerobic classes offer a
high intensity, low-impact
exercise with a cardiovascular
workout at a controlled level.
All classes include the.use of
body bars, resistance bands,
hand weights, balls, heavy
hoops, and mats, and are
taught by Kathy Rouse, a cer-
tified instructor. Available
classes include:
Cardio-Fitness class,
consists of aerobic and floor
exercises, meets Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, 8-9


a.m.
Pilates and Stretch
Combo class, consists of a
30-minute Pilates workout
and 30 minutes of stretching
and exercises, meets 9-10
a.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday.
Interval Training targets
toning and flexibility. Class
consists of a 20-minute aero-
bic workout, a 20-minute step
workout and a 20-minute
weight training workout. This
class meets 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday.
Pilates and Muscle
Movement class consists of
an aerobic workout, step
workout, interval training,
and Pilates. This class meets
5:30-6:30 p.m: Monday
through Thursday.
The registration fee for a
four-week session of the
March morning aerobic class-
es, which meets Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday, is
$27. The registration fee for a
four-week session for the
March afternoon aerobic
classes, which meets Monday
through Thursday, is $36.
Classes run on a monthly,
ongoing basis. The next set of
classes begins March 3 and
ends March 28.
For more information about
these or any Lake Placid
Center Community Education
classes, please call the Lake
Placid Center at 465-3003 or
465-5300, ext. 7080.

CHALK TALK GUIDELINES: The
News-Sun publishes education
news on Wednesdays.
The submission deadline is
noon Friday.
Submit items to the News-
Sun's from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
weekdays; fax to 385-2453;
send e-mail to editor@news-
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The class will meet from .10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, March 12 and 19. Cost for the
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Celebrations


Seigworth celebrates

100th birthday
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Almeda Seigworth was the
guest of honor Friday at a tea party at
CrownPointe Assisted Living in celebration of
her 100th birthday.
Born March 1, 1908, Ms. Seigworth was
one of 10 children, six girls and four boys. Her
youngest sister is the only one of her siblings
still living and is 87 years of age. She resides
in Pennsylvania.
Almeda graduated from school at the age of
16. With assistance from friends and family,
she was able to attend one year at Oil City
College in Pennsylvania where she studied
bookkeeping.
Almeda was married to Edward Hood in Oil
City, Pa. in 1927. She was 19 and Edward was
20 years of age. She and Edward had two sons,
Edward and Alfred. Edward died in 1957.
Almeda married again in 1963 to Lee
Seigworth. They moved to Lakeland in 1973
because of Lee's health. They purchased their
home for $17,000. He died in 1982.
Almeda has four granddaughters and great-
grandchildren, as well. They all call her
"Grandma Medy."
Almeda loves to walk, shop and any activi-
ty that is going on is where you will find her.
In between the activities yod might find her
going for a walk. She says that when she was
a child she did a lot of walking..Of course, 100
years ago, most roads were dirt but she walked
everywhere she could.
Almeda states that her life has been a good
one and she feels that the reason is because her


Staff Sgt. Miguel Gil
Army Staff Sgt. Miguel R.
Gil has returned to Alaska
after being deployed to Iraq
in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom. The soldier is
assigned to the 725th
Brigade Support Battalion, a
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Brigade Combat Team
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Additionally, Gil has been
decorated with the Bronze
Star Medal. The medal is
awarded to an individual
who, while serving in the
'US. Armed Forces, has per-
formed a heroic act, merito-
rious achievement or distin-
guished service not involv-
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military operations against
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The recently promoted
staff sergeant is a chemical,
biological, radiological and
nuclear supervisor/opera-
tions and plans supervisor.
He has served in the military
for seven years.
He. is the son of Gladys
Morales of Sebring.


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Courtesy photo
Almeda Seigworth celebrates her 100th
birthday with friends at CrownPointe
Assisted Living.

mother and father were good to her. She says
that her mother helped her to see the other side
of every situation. In her own words, "my
mother was an angel."
The staff at CrownPointe Assisted Living,
where she has resided for five years, believe
that "Almeda is an angel who was sent here to
cheer up everyone she comes into contact with
every day." If visiting at CrownPointe, she
might be the first person you will see and
greeted with a smile and a "It's a lovely day,
isn't it?" She said, "God has been good to
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AnneMarie Jackson and
Dominic Anthony Rizzo are
engaged to be married.
The bride-elect is a resi-
dent of Sebring. She is the
daughter of Brenda Jackson
of Sebring.
The groom-elect is a resi-
dent of Sebring. He is the son
of Norma Jean Wendell of
New York.
The bride-elect is
employed by the News-Sun in
Sebring.
The groom-elect is
employed by the Ridge Area
Arc.
A wedding is planned for
the summer 2008 at the City
Pier in Sebring.


Courtesy photo
Dominic Rizzo and AnneMarie Jackson.will be married this
summer.


The following people filed marriage licens-
es during the month of January, 2008:
* William Alan Dibble, 46, of Sebring and
Jennifer Lyn Murray, 34, of Lakeland, Jan. 22,
2008.
* Roland Victriano Hardy, 47, of Maple
Valley, Wash. and Mary Ceci-le Gray, 48, of
Maple Valley, Wash., Jan. 23, 2008.
* Martin Carcamo-Peralta, 26, of Lake Placid
and Patricia Lynn Vann, 28, of Lake Placid,
Jan. 23, 2008.
" David Howard Hawkey, 41, of Sebring and
Shareen Lynn Childs, 38, of Sebring, Jan. 24,
2008.
* Jason Michael Young, 22, of Sebring and
Lisa Ann Whyde, 24, of Sebring, Jan. 24,
2008.
* Lemon Montell young, 34, of Lake Placid
and Rhonda Kay Gavino, 34, of Lake Placid,
Jan. 24,2008.
* Jerry Lorenzo Smith, 60, of Sebring and
Shirley Lynette Jenkins-Goodwine, 41, of
Sebring, Jan. 25, 2008.
* Charles Warren Wolfe, of Lake Placid and
Sherryl Dudley Miles, of Lake Placid, Jan. 25,
2008.
* Alberto Chavero, 44, of Lake Placid and
Renee Lynn Hutchins, 48, of Lake Placid, Jan.


28, 2008.
* David Alberto Morales, 21, of Sebring and
Kathleen Kay Wack, 21, of Sebring, Jan. 28,
2008.
* Edward Charles Wheeler, 28, of Sebring and
Jacklyn Paulette Kennedy, 25, of Sebring, Jan.
28, 2008.
* Raymond Andrew Murray, 27, of Lake
Placid and Fraysi Mayli Galvez, 21, of Lake
Placid, Jan. 30, 2008.
* Antonio Jesus Alvarez, 42, of Sebring and
Martha Lorena Zeledon, 36, of Sebring, Jan.
30, 2008.
* Steven Dean Craig, 52, of Sebring and
Tonya Mechele Adkins, 33, of Sebring, Jan.
30, 2008.
* Rex Lee Cunningham II, 19, of Avon Park
and Chelsea Jo Lemay, 18, of Avon Park, Jan.
30,2008.
* Gregory Aaron Owens, 19, of Sebring and
Racine Anne Bracht, 18, of Sebring, Jan. 30,
2008.
* Carlos Aneudi Rosa, 27, of Sebring and
Lesby Rosario Santos Navarro, 25, of Sebring,
Jan.30, 2008.
* Derek Anthony Mosby, 23, of Avon Park and
Liliana Marie Leal, 23, of Avon Park, Jan. 31,
2008.


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Meeting the band


Courtesy photo
Warrant Officer. Scott Webster stands with Christian music group Third Day on the
band's recent \-lifi-to Iraq. Websteris the son of Jackie Webster of Sebring and Henry
Webster of Iaay~voprth, Kansas. He.is the grandson of G. Fed and Winifred Haslinger
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Clubs & Organizations


Woman's Club learns about conservation


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The General
Federation of Woman's Clubs
Woman's Club of Sebring met Feb. 11
at the clubhouse.
The Conservation Department and
committee members were the host.
Members were asked to wear red in
recognition of February's Heart
Health Awareness Month.
The meeting was opened by
President Lois Bechtold. Past
President Jerri Dees provided the
devotional, Barbara King led the
Pledge of Allegiance, "God Bless
America" was sung by all.
Mary Brenner was the group's song
leader; she was accompanied on the
piano by Verna Hall. Tootie Marschka
was initiated into the club.
The program was presented by Erin


McCarta, Lakes Management assis-
tant. McCarta is with the Highlands
Soil & Water Conservation District.
She showed the group the seriousness
of the current drought, especially on
the local lakes, by using a series of
computer slides.
She also told the group how water
can be conserved, and suggested that
all be good stewards of this precious
natural resource.
She mentioned that there will be a
workshop in April at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center showing
attendees how to start a compost.
After recently finishing a very suc-
cessful spaghetti dinner event, the
focus is now on the upcoming Fashion
Show and Luncheon on Saturday.
Phone 385-4436.


Friends of Scouting have dinner


Courtesy photo
Erin McCarta, Lakes Management assistant,
spoke to members of the Woman's Club of
Sebring last month. With McCarta is Betty
Podmore, Conservation Department chair-1
woman.


Lake Placid's American Legion Post 25 promotes flag respect


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID It is wonderful to
see all of the American flags flying from
poles at schools, parks, homes, fire hous-
es and even from cars and trucks.
At night some are lighted and'some are
not.
But, do Americans take the flag and
their freedom seriously? Do we look up
often enough to see the "Old Glory" is
really old, faded and tattered?
Somehow that seems to escape our
attention, but it was brought to the atten-
tion of Lake Placid officials and they are


in the process now of changing all of
them.
Jt was also noted that, in some cases,
other flags are flying at the same height
as the American flag, right next to each
other.
The American flag should stand above
all the rest and the only other flag that
should be on the same pole is the black
POW/MIA flag.
No state flag, college flag or Canadian
flag should ever be flown on the same
pole with an American flag.
That is the respect that flag deserves


respecting the many lives sacrificed to
keep it there.
As Memorial Day and July 4 draw
closer, it would be a crime to see a faded,
torn or tattered flag flying anywhere. It
actually is a shame to see that anytime.
Placid Post 25 of the American Legion
has a flag retirement burning pit for the
disposal of outdated flags and also makes
new flags available.
SMost sizes are on hand but larger and
special sizes are available by order.
Respect your flag, retire it if necessary
and replace it if it needs to be.


Clubs Snapshots


Avon Park Founders
Garden Club
AVON PARK The Avon
Park Founders Garden Club
held its' February meeting at
the home 'of Joyce Gordon.
The program for the day was
presented by Ted Stevens of
Lakeland, who spoke on
"Growing Roses in Florida."
Stevens has published a
book on the subject, as well
as an addendum containing
the most asked questions
about growing and caring for
roses. He gave an informa-
tive talk, giving many tips to
the club members. The main
point in growing roses, is the
root stock the rose is grafted
onto. People move to Florida
and think they can bring
northern rose bushes with
them and have them grow.
He noted that these roses
should be treated as annuals,
since they will only last one
or two years in Florida.
Roses grown here must be
grafted onto Fortuniana root
stock, in order for them to
flourish. This is because the
root stock is resistant to
nematodes found in the soil.
Stevens brought a rose bush
with him to demonstrate the
proper way to prune .a rose
bush and the type of pruning
shears to use to protect the
plant from damage.
President Betty Scott
reminded members of the
Feb. 23 open house at the
Avon Park Correctional
Institute nursery.
Also discussed was the
upcoming plant sale on
Saturday. The sale will be
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the
section of the Avon Park
Mall across from the
Jacaranda Hotel. Members
were reminded to bring
plants that they have grown
to sell that day. It was decid-
ed to hold a silent auction of
plants provided by local
florists and nurseries.
Nursery-grown plants will be
purchased from Hidden Acres
Nursery. A larger variety of
caladium bulbs will also be
available. Members were
asked to bring tables to dis-
play plants and wagons to
transport plants.
The March meeting will be
on March 6 at the home of
Anita Helbig. The program
will be presented by Ed
Ayen, a Master Gardener
from the county extension
office. He will speak on
pruning plants. Call 452-
1927.

Lake Placid
Garden Club
LAKE PLACID Sixty-
four members and 13 guests
attended the Feb. 13 meeting
at the Eastside Christian


Church Agape Family Center
building. President Sandy
Otway welcomed everyone
and.the hostess committee
served a delicious fruit salad
plate lunch with red velvet
cupcakes for dessert. After
lunch, First Vice-president
Rosalee Leoni, introduced
Hank Kowalski, author and
Audubon Society member,
and his assistant, Garet
Garrett, who presented a very
interesting program on the
"Living Treasures of the
Florida Scrub Jay."
Membership chairwoman
Alice Stahr introduced new
members Rosemary Bobson
and Ellen Cash and presented
them with a membership pin
and yearbook.
Preparation for the
Saturday, March 15, Plant
and Bake Sale to be held in
Stuart Park, was discussed -
and members were asked to
get their plants prepared. A
sign-up sheet will be passed
around for the bake sale.
Seventeen garden club
members helped plant two
Dahoon Holly trees at -
Eastside Christian Church on
Jan. 28 to commemorate
Florida Arbor.Day. Members
were asked to adopt a circle
on North Main Street and
plant new plants to replace
the ones that died from the
freeze.
March program will be on
"Citrus Greening" by
Highlands County
Horticulture Agent. Call
Alice Stahr at 699-2981.

Lake Placid
Woman's Club
LAKE PLACID The
February luncheon of the
Lake Placid Woman's Club
was at the clubhouse on Feb.
21. In attendance were 90
members and five guests:
Eleanor Carr, Vada Early,
Joanne Smith, Marge Truman


& Olivia ,Wimett. Guest
speaker was Joe Campbell,
supervisor of elections for
Highlands County, who held
an interesting and informa-
tive question and answer dis-
cussion on today's voting
system.
Members were asked to
make note of events for
March: March 8, Rummage
& Bake Sale at the club-
house; March 26, Bunco
Party (open to the public) at
the clubhouse; and March 29,
Fashion Show and Luncheon
at St. Francis of Assist
Church Hall.
Rose-Mary Pinto, chair-
woman of Arts & Crafts,
reminded members of the
need for white T-shirts
(medium and large) for a
project for the veterans at
Bay Pines. Sally Stickle,
Education Department, also
reminded members that chil-
dren's books are needed for
the-"Born to Read" program.
The March membership
luncheon will be held on
Thursday, March 20. Please
bring an non-perishable food
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TOPS FL 487
SEBRING The meeting
of the Wednesday morning
chapter of "Take of Pounds
Sensibly" was called to order
with 26 Tops and Kops giv-
ing the pledges. Roll call had
the chapter with a small net
loss of 1.75 pounds.
Oh-Ohs this week are:
Potato chips, nuts, cookies
and Portion Control. The 25-
cent contest had 11 winners
at 60 cents each and the 10-
cent contest of $2.20 was
won by Hildy Sunthimer.
The Mystery Gift is still
with Ann Marvin for the sec-
ond week with two weeks to
go. Marlene Gillard won the
Attendance Box and received
a nice shell tea-light holder
with candle. There will be a


new attendance box next
week.
The "Pals for a Healthy
Heart" contest winners are:
First place with 15 points the
team of Nancy LaJara, Ann
Marvin and Kops Alice
Bowen; second place with 14
points the team of Shirley
Hickling, Sharon Geahlen
and Kops Alice Bowen. Both
teams received a Red Rose,
three Pink Hearts held by a
white Bear.
The program this week
was the awards for the year
and the coronation of our
queen. Presenting the awards
were Birdie Peck; helpers
Bette Gillett, Linda Harrell
and Shirley Slabaugh.
Division No. 3 First place,
Judy Phillips; second place,
Carolyn Patterson. Division -
No.'4 First place, Nancy
LaJara; second place, Leslie
Maschue. Each division win-
ner received the Tops certifi-
cate, a charm, a bouquet of
red and white roses and a
princess figurine. The queen
is Marjorie Kingston, who
reached her goal to become a
Kops, was crowned Queen of
Tops chapter No. 487. She
received a bouquet of white
calla lilies with a purple bow.
The certificate from Tops,
Inc. The charm is a crown
and a figurine of a queen.

TOPS FL 733,
SEBRING Tops FL 733
met at Highlands Ridge on
Feb. 29. Thirty three mem-
bers weighed in resulting in a
net loss of 5 1/4 pounds for
the week. The best losers for
the week were Ruth Ann
Gibson and Sue Schinderle
with a loss of 1 3/4 pounds
each.
The food pyramid and the
importance of exercise were
discussed.
For a free visit or to join,
call 385-8723 or 47.1-2193.


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SEBRING The
Highlands County Friends of
Scouting annual fundraising
dinner was held Feb. 26 at
First United Methodist
Church in Sebring. It was a
very well attended, successful
evening for the Boy Scout
program of the Calusa
District, BSA. The Master of
Ceremonies was Jeff Roth,
Children's Advocacy director
for Highlands County. The
Invocation was delivered by
George Hensley, mayor of
Sebring.
Some of the speakers were
Calusa District Executive
Shawn Marler, who spoke
about Success of Scouting in
Calusa District; Cub Scout
Dante Blivens, Eagle Scout
Travis Gibson, Venture Scout
Amanda Jernigan, president
of Sebring Chamber of
Commerce Dan Andrews,
Calusa District Committee
Chairman Shawn Lenihan,
keynote speaker and Dr. Fred
Keiber/
John Shoop, president of
Highlands Independant Bank,
introduced the "Distinguished
Citizen" recipient, Circuit
Judge Olin Shinholser.


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Cub Scout Dante Blivens
told 'What Cub Scouting
Means to Me' at the
Highlands County Friends of
Scouting annual fundraising
dinner

Warren Wenner, Boy Scout
executive for Gulf Ridge
Council, spoke on the accom-
plishments and progress of
the Calusa District Boy Scout
program.
Boy Scout Troop 482 of
Lake Placid performed the
opening ceremony as well as
prepared and served the deli-
cious meal for the 100-plus
friends of Scouting in atten-
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Cardiac lecture hosted by Cornerstone Hospice


Traumatic Brain Injury
Group meets Thursday
SEBRING "New
Beginnings" a support group
for people with Traumatic
Brain Injury and their family
members, will meet at 6
p.m. Thursday at the office
;of HALLO, 112 Medical
Center Ave. (in the medical
complex behind Highlands
Regional Hospital).
Refreshments will be served.
Anyone who has an inter-
est in this group is invited to
come and share their experi-
ences.
The goal of, the group is to
create a positive, supportive
setting and experience in
which the traumatic brain
injured person can address
physiosocial and adjustment
issues related to their injury.
Patient fellowship, self-
improvement, education and
social activities will be
stressed.
For information call 385-
1196, e-mail halloinc@
embarqmail.com or write to
HALLO, P.O. Box 7082,
Sebring, FL 33872.

Low Vision Information
Group to meet
SEBRING A special
meeting has been arranged
for the Low Vision
Information Group to meet at
noon Monday in the club-
house at the Sebring Village
Mobile Home Park on
Schumacher Road. Lunch
will be available for purchase
before the meeting.
The featured speaker is Dr.
Sonya Braudway, low vision
specialist from the Center for
Retina and Macular Diseases.
The doctor's topic is "New
Treatments and Technology
for Macular Degeneration."
All those interested are invit-
ed to attend.
This will be the last lec-
ture of the season. The group
will resume in October 2008
with a new agenda..
To be on the mailing list,
call 471-0052 or 385-1196;
e-mail halloinc@embarq-
mail.com or write
H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082,
Sebring, FL 33872.

American Red Cross
offers classes
SEBRING Introduction
to Disaster/Fulfilling Our
Mission will be offered as a
Disaster Services Course by


the American Red Cross
Highlands County Service
Center. The.class will be
from 6-10 p.m. Thursday.
The center will also offer
the following Health &
Safety Courses:
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Infant/Child
Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation/Automated
External Defibrillator. Cost is
$35.
Monday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. First
Aid/CPR/AED Instructor.
Cost is $250.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. FA/CPR/AED
Instructor.

Free Personal Safety
for Seniors conference
SEBRING SALT
(Seniors and Law


* Seascape Imaging
Outpatient Center
* Heart & Body Scans
* P.E.T. Scan
* M.R.I. Services
* Mammography
* Lithotripsy
* Oncology
* Nuclear Medicine
* Hip & Knee
Replacement Program
* Traditional Care Unit
* Pain Management
* Cardiac Cath Lab
* Cardio Pulmoniary
Rehab
* 24 Hour Emergency
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SEBRING ........(863) 314-4466
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Enforcement Together),
TRIAD consisting of the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office, local police depart-
ments and seniors and
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division, want to help sen-
iors stay safe.
The SALT Shakers and
Movers Conference includes
speakers from many agen-
cies, including the sheriff's
office, Florida Poison
Information Center,
Wauchula State Bank and
local Emergency
Management.
Topics will cover medica-
tion safety, the new Special
Victims Unit, personal iden-
tity theft, emergency safety
and understanding elder
abuse.
Call 386-6476 to register
for this free educational
opportunity.


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WAUCHULA As part of
a comprehensive community
educational effort in
Highlands, Hardee and Polk
counties, not-for-profit
Cornerstone Hospice hosted a
lecture on the subject of heart
disease at the Hardee County
Public Library featuring as
main speaker Dr. Kathleen
Welch-Wilson of Hardee
Family Medicine in
Wauchula. Welch-Wilson was
assisted by the Cornerstone
Hospice team of Janet
Tindell, clinical liaison; Ruth
Miller, registered nurse/clini-
cal liaison and Debbie
Bennett, RN.
Aptly titled "Heart-to-
Heart" to emphasize physical
changes,. symptoms, risk fac-
tors and steps that could be
taken when cardiac symptoms
are present, "this lecture was
first in a series planned to
bring awareness to Highlands,
Hardee and Polk county resi-
dents about life-threatening
and life-limiting illnesses,"
indicated prominent
Auburndale physician Dr.
Lucy Ertenberg MD, chief
medical officer of not-for-
profit Cornerstone Hospice.
Focusing on physical
changes brought about by
heart disease which could
cause a heart attack, Welch-
Wilson covered with a slide
presentation factors such as
plaque build-up developing in
coronary arteries as early as
in the teen years although
symptoms such as pain in an
arm, chest pain or pressure,
nausea, indigestion, shortness
of breath or fatigue and
sweatiness not starting to
manifest themselves' until
arterial plaque obstruction
approaches 70 percent.
Among the subjects cov-
ered in the lecture was that 25
percent of people with dia-
betes are prone to get a
"silent" heart attack, called
silent because diabetes numbs


certain nerves and pain sen-
sors linked to the heart.
Lecture participants learned
that diabetes, hypertension,
family history, age, choles-
terol (high count of
tryglicerides), smoking,
weight and physical inactivity
are some of the main risk fac-
tors that could bring about a
serious heart condition.
In case of a heart attack,
help would be needed within
four minutes if the person is
to survive and that patient
would have about 30 minutes
before damage to the heart
becomes permanent or irre-
versible. In case of any heart
attack symptom, 911 should
be called immediately..
A lively Q&A session fol-
lowed the lecture with many
participants inquiring about
conditions they know are
present in close relatives or in
themselves. Welch-Wilson
suggested that "...only a car-
diologist could pinpoint the
actual condition by any num-
ber of tests available today,
tests such as an echocardio-
gram, a stress test, a chemical.
stress test, and more involved
procedures such as catheteri-
zation, angioplasty or other
processes, but now you have


an idea of prevalent symp-
toms, risk factors and what
you can do."
In the eventuality of an
actual heart attack brought
about by arterial obstruction,
opening the blocked artery
within 90 minutes of the onset
of symptoms via the angio-
plasty procedure or catheteri-
zation offers the best chance
of survival.
People at risk of coronary
arterial disease would do well
to do their homework now by
identifying the location of the
nearest hospital with a
catheterization lab so as to
ask to be taken directly there
in an emergency.
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center in Sebring is
fully equipped with the latest
technology in cardiac
catheterization and cardiac
diagnostic equipment.
The Cornerstone Hospice
team gave away a large
Cardiac Basket donated by
Florida Hospital and a second
basket was given away con-
taining a lunch bag, pedome-
ter and an American Heart
Association cookbook.
Not-for-Profit Cornerstone
Hospice may be reached at
(800) 503-5756.


* Fast Track
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* Pediatrics
* The Center for Wound
Care
* The Center for Sleep
Studies
* The Therapy Centers
(Physicial, Occupational, Speech)
* The Diabetes Center
* The Birthing Center
* The Fitness Center
* Day Break Counseling
Services
* Lifeline Personal
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* Home Care Services
* Hyperbaric Medicine
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Friends & Neighbors


HAMMOCK PARK ESTATES
Betty Emmons
Gourmet Committee:
Members for the month of
March are Joyce and Don
Geiger, Rod and Delores
Kelly, Jim and Ann Miller and
Woodie and Carol Cook.
* Weekly Activities:
Monday: Coffee Hour at 9
a.m., Bingo at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Ladies Activities,
Shuffleboard at 9 a.m., Ice
cream and entertainment every
second Tuesday at 7 p.m. All
other Tuesdays: line dancing at
7 p.m. Wednesday: Men and
Women Golf, sign up sheet at
the clubhouse, Pinochle at 7
p.m. Thursday: Breakfast out-
ing at 8:30 a.m., meet at the
clubhouse; euchre at 7 p.m.
Friday's Shuffleboard at 9 a.m.
March Events: Tuesday,
March 11, ice cream and enter-
tainment with "The Skylarks"
with Big band era music plus
others. A basket will be
passed. Thursday, March 13,
Hamburger and Hot Dog sup-
per at the clubhouse. $3 per
person/pre pay. Supper is at 5
p.m. Sunday, March 23, Easter
dinner at 1 p.m. Bring a dish to
pass and table setting.
Thursday, March 27, dinner at
Homer's Buffet for association
members at 5 p.m. Sign up
sheets for all events posted at
the clubhouse.

SEBRING RECREATION CLUB
Chapman Chamberlin

SEBRING Ferdinand
Bilski is a club member who
enjoys many of our activities.
Ferd is well known on the
shuffleboard courts and also at
card games. He said his love of
cards began when he was a
fireman in South Bend, Ind.
He said that some people bid
when they do not have the deal
in bridge and this makes them
hard to beat. He also said that
in this game there is not much


talking. Pinochle was the card
game in the service for him
when he had spare time.
Feb. 18 the tournament
found Juanita Harlow back
with us. After this past surgery
she is up and about now. Ed
Williams stopped in to see
how things were going and to
say hi to his friends. Robert
and Mary Adams were also at
the tournament. While Bob
and Delbert Greiwe were talk-
ing, they found that they lived
very near each other in
Sebring. Sharon Rohman's
back is still giving her a bad
time. Sharon has not been on
the courts for some time now.
March 4 was the park tour-
nament at the club. This year's
teams were 1. Fountain Head;
2. Sebring Grove; 3.
Thunderbird. Villages; 4.
Tanglewood; 5. Vantage Point;
6. Camp Inn; 7. Francis Two;
8. Sebring Village; 9.
Buttonwood; and 10. Adelaide
Shores. All of the 10 teams
have six players each. Each
team will play seven 12-frame
games.
George Kisel and Carl Wile
put a lot of effort into this one.
If your park did not make the
registration this year, be sure
and try for next year.
Shuffleboard is: Accuracy -
the ability to shoot so as to do
what you intend to do;
Discipline the determination
to try to do only what you
know you need to do.
Geometry governs the place-
ment of discs, the shape of the
scoring diagram and the angle.
Mathematics maintains the
score on the scoreboard and
also determines what you
need. Percentage a factor that
affects every shot and play.
Psychology influences your
opponents thinking as well as
your own.
Line dancing is not only a
good way to stay limber but
also a good way to feel better.
It takes your mind as well as
your body to do this. You can'


dance with us the entire season
or year.
What will Ed Straub do this
summer to keep busy? With all
the work as president that he
has done, he may need rest or
even a vacation. Ed, you have
done an outstanding job with
your club this year and we
hope next year is as smooth.
To see us, we are in back of
the police station in Sebring,
333 Pomegranate Ave., or call
385-2966.

TROPICAL HARBOR
Mary Ellen Bryant

.LAKE PLACID Louise
Smith is very proud of her
nephew, Phillip Smith, who
will have a bit part in a movie
that is coming out iri October
of 2009. The title of the movie
is "Ashecliffe" from the novel
"Shutter Island."
Duane and Joy Dean spent a
day recently at Corkscrew
Swamp Sanctuary.
Welcome to new residents,
Clyde and Cathy from Ohio,
residing on Beauville Street;
Jo-Ann and James on Belle
Grove Street and Duane and
Vivian on Bearwoods Ave.
Jack and Joyce Curry
enjoyed a visit of a week from
Bob and Marva Curry of
Wayland, Mich. Larry Curry
of Martin, Mich., visiting here
in Haines City, spent a day
with Jack Curry. Jerry and
Dorla Curry of Martin, Mich.,
spent three days with Jack and
Joyce Curry. Mike and Carol
Smith of Xenia, Ohio, former
Tropical Harbor residents, also
spent three days with Jack and
Joyce Curry.
Bill and Jan Butts hosted
Monday Coed Coffee and
Louise Smith, emceed on Feb.
25. Doughnuts were enjoyed
with our coffee provided by
Dick Lannus of Sky Med, who
gave a short presentation
regarding their services.
George Susco, our park
manager, spoke with us. Please


do not leave electronic devices
in the maintenance area for
disposal. You must take them
to the recycling area on
Skipper Road. Please do not
plant any more trees unless
you have received permission.
Orange cones have been
installed at the entrance of
Tropical Harbor on Belle
Tower in an attempt to slow
people down on entering and
cutting the corner. It seems to
be working.
We welcomed a visitor, Jim
and Luann Steffen's daughter
Sue visiting from Illinois.
Carol Noel, our Sunshine
chairman, announced there are
care cards to sign for Marg
Mulholland, Emily, Snider,
Sonny Williams and Barbara
Morse.
Birthday and Anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrating
this week. We sang the Happy
Birthday song and Happy
Anniversary to them.
The Computer Club will
hold its annual chili dinner on
Thursday at 6 p.m. at the club-
house. Tickets are available
from any computer club mem-
ber or from Lynn at the office.
Jim Wood on behalf of the
Dance Committee thanked
everyone who attended the
FANtastic'dance on Feb. 23.
The next dance is scheduled
for Saturday, March 22.
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
from 5-6:30 p.m. with a menu
of Chicken Noodle soup, Bean
Soup and Reuben sandwiches.
The Salad Bar/Pot Luck
Lunch will be held on Tuesday
at noon at the clubhouse.
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 held on Monday, March 17,
at 6 p.m. with corned beef and
cabbage. Tickets are $7 per
person. Green Beer will be
available.
Thursday, March 27, will be
the date of the Ohio,
Kentucky, Tennessee, West
Virginia, Wisconsin and
Pennsylvania dinner. This will
be held at the Lake Placid
Conference Center at a cost of
$15.50 per person.
The Tropical Harbor Red
Hatters are having their third
annual Spring Fling at the
clubhouse on Friday, March
28, with Reese Thomas as live
entertainment. 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, please con-
tact Peggy Sue Teague at 465-
6704.
There is a March Follies
planned at the clubhouse on
Saturday, March 29. Tickets
are available 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, please con-
tact her.
Tuesday Ladies Coffee on
Feb. 26 was emceed by Eunice
Brown and. coffee was made
by Bonnie Allen. Julie Foland
was welcomed. She is back
visiting her mother, Mary Ann
Ulrey.
The March Ladies Lunch
Out will be at the Roadhouse
in Sebring on Tuesday, March
18. There is a sign up list on
the bulletin board at the club-
house. Our hostesses will be
Peggy Sue Teague and Audrey
Egner:
The bloodmobile will be
back at Tropical Harbor on


Wednesday, March 19. Please
sign up if you are able to
donate blood.

Scoreboard

Golden Girls and Guys
LAKE PLACID The
Golden Girls and Guys play
bridge at the Sun 'N Lake
clubhouse on Wednesdays.
Call 465-2503 or 465-1040.
The results of Feb. 27 are as
follows: First place, .Sylvia
Eberhardt; second place, Fran
Rouse; and third place, Gladys
Van Steenburgh.

Over Hill Gang
SEBRING At the Over
the Hill Gang's shooting
match on Feb. 28,
Rangemasters Will Asbury and
Doris Mccollum set up the
shooting positions and targets
with a possible score of 130
points.
In the Open Sight Group -
Tying for first place were
Doris McCollum and Will.
Asbury with a perfect score of
130 each. Tying for third place
were Don Gibbs, Jay Port and
Gary Behrendt with 129 points
each. Sixth place, Harold
Gilbert with.127.
In the Iron Sight Group -
First place, Ken Walker with
102 points; and second place,
Vern Bertsgk with 95.
The Gang meets at 10 a.m.
each Wednesday at Jim's
Pistolarrow. New shooters
welcome. Call 655-4505.

Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING Wednesday
Party Bridge Club winners
were: First place, Arlene
Nash; second place; Diane
Carpenter; and third place,
Roz Krahn.
Thursday Duplicate Bridge
winners were: First place, Ray
and Roz Krahn; second place,
Ken and Arlene Nash. Tying
for third place were Grace
Swan and Margaret Alliston;
John'AHiston and Bill Tedford


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The Community Calendar pro-
vides a brief listing of local
clubs and organizations who
meet on a regular basis. It is
the responsibility of the group
to update the News-Sun on any
changes in this listing by calling
385-6155, ext. 516; send any
changes by e-mail to
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TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to9 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.
M American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
.Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
SAvon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
Building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street.
* 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.
* Gold Wing Road Riders
Association meets at 6 p.m.
first Wednesday at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. For
details, call Harold Francis at
(954) 461-4346.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the


Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills .
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. Call 386-0752.
.0 Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) meets from 8:30-
10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. For details, call 382-
2208.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4 p.m. every
Wednesday at Lake Placid
Public Library Community
Room. Call 370-0312.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Elks 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. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Loyal Order of
the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m.
the first Wednesday at the
lodge.
* Over The Hill Gang meets


10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
a Rotary Club of Lake Placid
Breakfast meets at 6:44 a.m.
at The Heron's Garden, 501
U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just
north of the Tower.
* Scottish American Society
of the Highlands meets first
Wednesday in the First
Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall,'corner of
Franklin and Poinsettia streets,
Sebring. Gathering starts at 7
p.m., meeting begins at 7:30
p.m. Anyone of Scottish her-
itage or with an interest in
Scottish culture can attend. For
details, call Joe and Ria
Campbell at 471-9438.
* Sebring Doll Club meets at
10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday
at St. John's Methodist Church
in Sebring. Call 465-0480.
* Sebring Downtown
Merchants and Professionals
Association meets 5 p.m. at
the Cat House Restaurant,
Sebring on first Wednesday.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has an auxiliary meeting at 7
p.m. the first and third
Wednesday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-
4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and spe-
cial drink prices. Lounge open
from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk
members and guests. Music
provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 471-3557.


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SEBRING The Hansen
House has long been known
for the great service it does
for the young children of
Highlands County who are in
need of shelter from abusive
situations but to answer a
great need they now have all
teenage girls.
The girls run in age from
13-17 and thanks to many of
the civic clubs, church, and
veteran organizations have
been getting a face lift to each
girl's bedroom to make it
nicer for the teenage popula-
tion that live there now.
The community response
has been fantastic, said
American Legion Auxiliary
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who has taken on the roll of
organizing the volunteers and
contributors to the renovation
project.
"We still need so much for
the home to make it a place of
warmth and direction for the


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working computer with administrator Araugel Gary adminis-
trator and residential manager Cheryl McKenzie.


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home and hopefully a direc-
tion for their future.
The big need right now for
the girls' education are. com-
puters for the computer lab.
Only one of the computers,
that are all very old, really
works with the Internet and


all computers were donated
many years ago," Watkins
said.
Anyone who could help
with new computers should
contact Gary Arojo or Cheryl
McKerlie at Hansen House at
382-0007 or volunteer
Darlene Watkin at 314-9107.


China Painters to hold Tea and Show Sunday


Special to the News-Sun
SLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Chapter
of the World Organization of China Painters
will again host a China Painter's Tea and Show
to be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. This annual event,
originated by and continued in the memory of
the late, talented china painter Mary Lou Krog,
will take place at the Caladium Co-op in Lake
Placid.
Local club member, instructor and the 2008
Tea Chairwoman Barb Adams has announced
this year's theme: "The Art of China Painting,
A Look Back." This year's historic event will
honor Alma Hathaway Heflin.
Following many years of traveling to the
Miami area for china painting instruction,
Heflin was a founding member of the Lake
Placid China Painters Club that officially
organized May 22, 1974. Throughout the years,
Heflin has served as president for several terms
as well as a plethora of other offices. She is cur-
rently the chaplain of the local club, and is
known for scribing Bible verses related to her
works on the back of her artistic pieces. She has
been an inspiration to generations of china
painters and the 2008 Annual Tea will honor her
talent and her dedication to the art. A,;special
display of Heflin's artistic creations will sur-
round her the day of the Tea, as well as the


works of her fellow founding club members.
The exhibit of hand-painted works of local
porcelain painters, both on display and for sale,
will feature cups and saucers created especially
,for "The Tea."
"The local china painters have spent the year
attending seminars and clinics to prepare for
this event," Adams said. "Specialized gift items
will be available for purchase, to include com-
missioned pieces you may choose to customize
for special gift occasions."
This event is orchestrated for the public to
attend, with free admission, door prizes on the,
half hour and raffles throughout the afternoon.
The local artists take this time to educate the
public on the art of china painting.
An assortment of teas and finger foods will
be served and entertainment for the afternoon
will be local musicians George and Gary Filip.
This father-son duo perform memorable
melodies from the '40s to the present, with
George on cordovox and Gary on piano, clar-
inet and vocals.
The Caladium Co-op is at 132 E. Interlake
Blvd. The Caladium Co-op will also be open
during the event, featuring arts and crafts, for
purchase in many mediums by the talented
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Section C


High School Baseball


Streaks leave Wildcats looking


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING-The Sebring
Blue Streaks left Hardee
looking for a run when they
capped their seventh win of


the season, outscoring
the visiting Wildcats 7-
0 Tuesday night at
Firemen's Field.
The threatening
weather that canceled
other events of the day
held off long enough to
allow Blue Streak


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pitcher Steven Fortner to give
up just two hits and no runs
during his five full innings on
the mound.
"Steven Fortner pitched a
great game for us tonight. He


threw strikes, and some of the
stuff we have been working
on, he did those tonight," said
Sebring head coach Hoppy
Rewis who got the better of
his son Steve, Hardee's
ing head coach, in the lat-
est chapter of the
Rewis family battle.
"If we can get five
lee innings off from him,
we are happy."
Offensively, Sebring
pinged away with nine
Shits off the Wildcats.
The bottom of the line-up
did most of the work for the
Streaks, scoring most of their
runs in the bottom of the third.
"Izzy (Israel) Gomez has
been carrying us from the


seven hole this season. The
bottom of the order did most.
of the damage for us tonight,"
said Rewis.
Gomez went three-for-three
with two ribbies.
Wildcat Brek McClenithan
pegged all three Hardee hits
foi. the evening, but his bat
was not enough to put the
Cats on the scoreboard.
Overall, Fortner picked up
eight fanned batters for the
night and had some left in him
when he left the mound after
the fifth.
Sebring's win Tuesday
night puts them 7-2 for the
season and 3-1 in the district.
The Streaks host Braden
River Friday at 7 p.m.


Andretti driving at Sebring this time it's Marco


Special to the News-Sun
More than.40 years after
the name first competed at
Sebring, the Andretti name is
returning to the cockpit for
the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve
H6urs of Sebring presented
by Fresh from Florida.
Marco Andretti will drive
the XM Satellite Radio Acura
ARX-Olb entered by Andretti
Green Racing, of which his
father Michael is a principal
owner.
The youngest Andretti will
team with Bryan Herta and
Christian Fittipaldi in
America's greatest sports car
race.
"I'm really looking forward
Sto getting into the XM
Satellite Radio Acura," said
Andretti, who will turn 21 on
March 13. "I've-had a chance
to diive the car in a couple of
tests and I've been very happy
with it. The car has been real-
ly quick, fun to drive and has
been incredibly durable."
Sebring will be the first
start in the American Le Mans
Series for Andretti. In com-
bining with Herta and
Fittipaldi in the XM Acura,
Andretti is jumping into a car
that took'the LMP2,class win
at Sebring in 2007 in the first
Series start for the team and
Acura.


Photo courtesy of ALMS.com
The latest member of the
Andretti family, Marco, will
be driving the XM Satellite
Radio Acura ARX-01b
entered by Andretti Green
Racing in next weekends
kickoff of the American
LeMans season at the 12
Hours of Sebring.

"What Bryan was able to do
last year, in Acura's very first
start, was amazing," Andretti
said. "I think I'll be able to
contribute and, hopefully, run
up front. My grandfather has
won three times at Sebring
and I hope to add my narre to
that list."
Indeed, former Fl World
Champion Mario Andretti is a
legend at Sebring having won
half of his six starts.


He won there for the first
time in 1967, driving a Ford
GT40 Mk IV with Bruce
McLaren as the duo became
the first driver pairing to aver-
age more than 100 mph dur-
ing the 12 Hours.
Andretti also won overall
for Ferrari in 1970 a 22-sec-
ond win over the Porsche 908
of actor Steve McQueen and
Peter Revson and again in,
1972.


He was the overall pole
winner in each of his three
winning seasons and was sec-
ond overall in' 1969.
Andretti Green is hoping
.another fast start at Sebring
will lead to an improved 2008
campaign.
Following its Sebring win,
the team collected three podi-
um finishes and the overall
pole position at Long Beach,
.another first for Acura.


"This is a great opportunity
for Marco, but also gives us a
great lineup for the 12 Hours
of Sebring," Michael Andretti
said. "We really feel like
we've got three very fast driv-
ers' that are smart enough to
have the XM car around at the
end,, and that is obviously
very critical in a race like this.
Marco has tested well and has
See MARCO, page 3C


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne


Thanks Brett, it

was a pleasure

So the great one is hang-
ing them up.
The iron-man of NFL
quarterbacks, Brett Favre,
has ended his tenure as one
of the greatest, if not most
beloved; quarterbacks in
league history.
Obviously, Chicago Bear
nation is rejoicing that their
long-time nemesis will no
longer be haunting their
dreams.
The same can be said of
Vikings and Lions fans.
But I've always had a
special place in my rooting
for Favre.
From his gun-slinging,
free-for-all way with which
he played the game the
quarterback with the men-
tality of a linebacker.
And though you would-
n't think so from my photo
above, there was a time in
my life, with my naturally-
colored hair, that good ol'
Brett and I looked very
similar, facially.
Sometimes eerily so.
And having been an
adopted -child, I could
always hold the faint idea
that perhaps I had some
sort of blood relation to
him somewhere.
From his awkwardly
hilarious moment on the
silver screen in "There's
Something About Mary," to
more of his later television
ads, he matured and got
more adept in front of the
camera.
But on the field little
changed in the way he
played.
Sure, he toned it down
over the years, managing
games better and not feel-
ing the need to shoulder the
load fully.
But flashes of the
See FAVRE, page 3C


Junior College Baseball

Panthers back on winning track behind Sedlock gem


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The South
SFlorida Community ,College
Panthers got back to their
winning ways Monday night,
'with a 7-0 win over visiting
Siena Heights University of
Michigan.
After having their eight -
game winning streak snapped
Sunday, 12-2,
SFCC against Florida
Community
College of
S Jacksonville,
SHU Avon Park
grad Johnny
Sedlock took
the mound and
took over.
Toeing the rubber, Sedlock
pitched a complete game
shutout, giving up just three
hits while striking out 13
Saints batters.
"The story was Johnny
Sedlock," head coach Rick
Hitt said. "He and (catcher)
Pete (Hernandez) were on the
same page all night.
"The pace at which he
worked Was the best I have
seen from him this year -
catch it, toe it and go."
While Sedlock was tossing
his gem, the Panther bats
were working at a good pace
as well.
Brandon Decker accounted


'The story was
Johnny Sedlock.

He and Pete were

on the same page

all night.'

RICK HITT
Panther head coach

for a pair of hits while smash-
ing a two-run home run, his
ninth of the year.
Brodie McClean had'a dou-
ble among his two hits in
three at-bats and Mike
Jantomaso scored twice after
reaching on a pair ofbase-
knocks.
"On offense we did just
enough to get it done and that
was fine," Hitt said. "We will
keep working to be a consis-
tent club."
The team will be in practice
the rest of the week before
traveling to Lake Worth
Friday for a Southern
Conference matchup with
Palm Beach Community
College.
The Palm Beach Panthers
will then visit Avon Park in
the second of the back-to-
back, home-and-home set
Saturday at 2 p.m.


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Former Red Devil Johnny Sedlock was locked in
Monday, throwing a complete-game, three-hit shutout,
while striking out 13, in SFCC's 7-0 win over Siena
Heights.


Central Security rolls, Seminole

Tire holds off Yates Insurance


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Central Security team posted
a 22-13 win over the Lake
Placid Marine team in Lake
Placid Senior Softball league
play at the Lake June Ball
fields on Monday, March 3.
In spite of the windy day
helping to create fielding
errors, it was a close game
until the next to last inning
when Central Security scored
five runs.
Dana Hurlbut and Ed
Engler were 5-for-5, Ray
Heisenberg, and John Miller
were 4-for-5 and Carl
Hensley was 2-for-3 for the
winners.
Roger Lynch, Cliff Bluml,
and Dick Heinbeck were each
3-for-4 in the losing effort.
Play on the other field went
down to the last out with the
tying run left on third base in
the bottom of the last inning.
Seminole Tire held on to
win by a score of 12-11.
Pitcher Harley Smith shut
out the high 4 powered
Michelle Yates Insurance
team from the second
through sixth innings, leading
by a score of 12-3.
The Yates team platted
seven runs in the bottom of
the 7th and then one more in
the bottom of the last inning


for the final score.
Once again, Fred Moore of
the Yates team, made several
good catches in right center
field to keep the game close.
Manager Gary Steeves had
four hits for the winners and
was supported by Jim Radcliff
who blasted a home run over
the right field fence and also
had a double and single.
Mike Jurmu, Bill Card, and
Wayne Hill had two hits each
including doubles for the
Seminole Tire team.
Duke Hensley once again
led the effort for the Yates
team with a home run and a
double.
Moe Pier, Rod Palmer, and
Charlie Quinn also chipped in
two hits each with doubles,
Chuck O'Hara had a double
and Eli Rivera had two hits in
the losing effort;
Central Security now has
opened a one game lead over
the idle Schooni's Family
Restaurant team with records
of 8-5 and 7-6, respectively.
Michelle Yates Insurance
trails by a game and a half at
7-7 followed closely by
Seminole Tire at 6-7 and Lake
Placid Marine at 6-8.
Most teams have seven
games remaining for the sea-
son in this closely contested
league.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
fSteven Fortner strikes an imposing figure as he fires this
fastball home during Sebring's 11-3 win over Hardee
Tuesday night.


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ON DECK

THURSDAY: Baseball at Frostproof, 7:30 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Frostproof, 6 p.m.;
Softball at Sebring, 5/7 p.m.;Track and Field host Ed Okie Relays, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Booker, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Mt. Dora Bible, 7:30 p.m.; Boys/Girls
Tennis hosts Heartland Conference match, Boys at Sun 'N Lake, Girls at SFCC, 1 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys/GirlsTennis hosts Heartland Conference match, Boys at Sun 'N Lake,
Girls at SFCC, 8 a.m.; Boys Weight Lifting at LaBelle, 6:15 p.m.


THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Moore Haven, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Sebring, 6 p.m.; Softball
vs. McKeel Academy, 5-30/7 p.m.;Track and Field at Ed Okie Relays, Avon Park, 4:30
p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Mulbeny, 7 p.m.; Boys/GirlsTennis at Heartland Conference match,
Lake Placid Boys at Sun 'N Lake, Girls at SFCC, 1 p.m.



STHURSDAY: JV Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 6 p.m.; Softball vs. Avon Park, 5/7 p.m.; Track
and Field at Ed Okie Relays, Avon Park, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Braden River, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Braden River, 7 p.m.; Softball
vs. Braden River, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys/GirlsTennis at Heartland Conference match, Boys
Sebring at Sun'N Lake, Girls at SFCC, 1 p.m.


THURSDAY: Softball at Manatee Community College, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Palm Beach Community College, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. Palm Beach Community College, 2 p.m.; Softball at Santa Fe
Community College, 2*p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball vs. Lincolnland Community College (III.), 6 p.m.


SPORTS BRIEFS


Lake Placid Bass Tournament
LAKE PLACID The 11th Annual
Bass Tournament, which is sponsored by
Glades Electric Cooperative, News Sun
and Seacoast National Bank, is set for
Sunday, March 9.
The tournament will take place on
Lake June.
Entry fee is $100, which includes Big
Bass.
Plaques will be awarded to first, sec-
ond and third place winners as well as
the Big Bass award.
Don't hesitate there is a fifty (50)-
boat limit, and we already have entries.
Entry forms are included on the
Chamber web site at www.visitlake-
placidflorida.com, or by calling the
Chamber at 465-4331.
Avon Park ROTC Golf
Tournament at Pinecrest
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.
Lake Placid Miracle League
Baseball Clinic, March 15
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.
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 11-12 and 13-14.
Registration forms will be sent out to
the schools the week of Feb. 11 and can
also be downloaded from Ipflrecre-
ation.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.
Second Annual Lake Placid Fun
Shoot coming in April
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 Ppst
4300, with a sign-up deadline of March
15.
The tournament will be taking the first
36 foursomes that sign up, so don't miss
out.
The price includes green fees, car,
refreshments on the course and lunch for
player and a guest at the Post after play
ends for the day.
Ladies and mixed foursomes are wel-
come.
Cash prizes will be awarded to flight
winners and 'inners-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, 471-14.41, 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 Saturday, March 22.
The tournament will utilize a two-per-
son scramble and teams will be flighted
by total handicap.
Entry fee will be $60 per person ($129
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.
Florida Hospital, A.. Chamber
11th Annual Golf Tourney
AVON PARK Florida Hospital
Heartland Division presents the 11th
Annual Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce Golf Tournament, Saturday,
April 5 at Pinecrest on Lotela Golf Club.
The two-person scramble format will
have registration starting at 7 a.m. and
an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Entry fee is $60 per person, which
includes golf cart, lunch, tournament
prizes and refreshments on the course.
A $2,000 Hole-In-One Prize is spon-
sored by Cohan Radio Group.
Hole Sponsorships are available for
$100 to have a professional sign placed
on a hole.
Please contact the Avon Park Chamber
of Commerce at 453-3350 for entry
forms or additional information.


STATS & STANDINGS


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 46 12.793 -
Toronto 32 26 .552 14
Philadelphia 28 33 .45919%
New Jersey 26 33 .44120%
New York 18 42.300 29
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 38 23 .623 -
Washington 29 30 .492 8
Atlanta 24 33 .421 12
Charlotte 20 39.339 17
Miami 11 46 .193 25
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 43 16 .729 -
Cleveland 34 26 .567 9%
Indiana 24 36 .40019%
Chicago 23 36 .390 20
Milwaukee 22 38 .36721%
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB


nio 41 17 .707 -
ins 40 19 .678 1%
39 20 .661 2%
39 22 .639 3%
14 45.23727%
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
39 22 .639 -
35 24.593 3
31 29 .517 72
16 43 .271 22
a 12 46 .20725/2
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
rs 42 18.700 -
39 20 .661 2%
ate 36 22 .621 5
ito 27 32.45814YA
ers 19 39 .328 22


San Antoi
New Orleo
Houston
Dallas
Memphis

Utah
Denver
Portland
Seattle
Minnesota

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


Monday's Games
New Orleans 100, New York 88
Utah 116, Dallas 110
Philadelphia 106, L.A. Clippers 80.
Tuesday's Games
Toronto at Orlando, late
Golden State at Atlanta, late
Seattle at Detroit, late
Charlotte at Minnesota, late
Memphis at Chicago, late
New Jersey at San Antonio, late
Phoenix at Portland, late
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, late
Wednesday's Games
Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Denver, 9 p.m.
SMinnesota at Utah, 9 p.m.
Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Pittsburgh 37 23 7 81198 185,
NewJersey 37 23 6 80172156
N.Y. Rangers 34 24 8 76175164
Philadelphia 33 25 8 74203189
N.Y. Islanders 31 29 7 69164193
Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Montreal 36 22 9 81213 190
Ottawa 37 24 6 80217202
Boston 35 24 6 76179180
Buffalo 31 26 9 71200192
Toronto .29 28 10 68186208
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Carolina 34 29 5 73203213
Washington 31 28 8 70197202
Florida 29 31 8 66181196
Atlanta 29 31 7 65178219
Tampa Bay 26 32 7 59183213
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 43 18 6 92209150
Nashville 33 25 8 74193190
Columbus 30 27 10 70164176
Chicago 31 28 6 68187188
St. Louis 28 27 10 66161180
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Minnesota 37 24 5 79179177
Calgary 34 23 9 77186185
Colorado 34 26 6 74183180
Vancouver. 32 23 10 74172167
Edmonton 31 30 5 67182200
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Dallas 41 23 5 87207171
Anaheim 38 23 7 83173165
San Jose 37 21 8 82176.159
Phoenix, 33 28 5 71176176
Los Angeles 26 36 5 57193224
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Monday's Games
Washington 10, Boston 2
Anaheim 3, Ottawa 1
San Jose 6, Montreal 4
Tuesday's Games
Florida at Boston, late
Buffalo at Philadelphia, late
N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, late
New Jersey at Toronto, late
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, late
Chicago at Minnesota, late
Los Angeles at St. Louis, late
Nashville at Edmonton, late
Columbus at Calgary, late
Vancouver at Colorado, late
Wednesday's Games
Carolina at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Ottawa at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
MLB Preseason


AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L
Tampa Bay 4 0
New York 3 0
Baltimore 4 1
Texas 4 1
Los Angeles 3 1
Boston 3 2
Oakland 3 2
Detroit 3 3
Seattle 2 2
Chicago 3 4
Cleveland 2 3
Kansas City 2 3


Pct
1.000
1.000
.800
.800
.750
.600
.600
.500
.500
.429
.400
.400


LIVE SPORTS ON TV

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY


7 p.m.
7p.m.
9p.m.

7p.m.
7p.m.
9 p.m.
9p.m.


Duke at Virginia. .......................... ESPN
Syracuse at Seton Hall. .................. ESPN2
Texas A&M at Baylor. ................... .. ESPN2
TUESDAY
Connecticut at Providence ................... ESPN
Clemson at Georgia Tech ................... ESPN2
Xavier at St. Joseph's :... ................. ESPN
Michigan State at Illinois .. ................ ESPN2


GOLF
THURSDAY
3 p.m. PGA PODS Championship, First Round........ GOLF


MLB PRESEASON
WEDNESDAY .
1 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, Tampa........... ESPN
THURSDAY
1 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Boston, Fort Myers ............ .ESPN


.NBA
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. Orlando at Washington........................ SUN
9 p.m. Phoenix at Denver...........................ESPN
THURSDAY
7 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago........................... TNT
9:30 p.m. Houston at Dallas ................... ........TNT

NHL
THURSDAY
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia ................... SUN


SOCCER
WEDNESDAY
2:30 p.m. UEFA Champions League Teams TBA. ......... ESPN2


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
THURSDAY
1 p.m. SEC Tournament, First Round, Teams TBA........ SUN
3:30 p.m.. SEC Tournament, First Round, Teams TBA........ SUN
9:30 p.m. SEC Tournament, First Round, Teams TBA......... SUN
10 p.m. SEC Tournament, First Round, Teams TBA........ SUN
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Minnesota
Toronto


2 3 .400
2 4 .333


NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct
Florida 5 2 .714
Atlanta 4 2 .667
Colorado 3 2 .600
New York 4 3 .571
Philadelphia 3 3 .500
San Diego 2 2 .500
Cincinnati 3 4 .428
Arizona 2 3 .400
Chicago 2 3 .400
Los Angeles 2 3 .400
Milwaukee 2 3 .400
St. Louis 2 4 .333-
San Francisco 2 4 .333
Washington 2 4 .333
Houston 2 5 .285
Pittsburgh .1 5 .167
NOTE: Split-squad games count in the
standings; games against non-major
league teams do not.
Monday's Games
Florida'3, Boston 2
Toronto 6, Cleveland 1
Baltimore 4, L.A. Dodgers 4, tie, 10
innings
Tampa Bay 10, Detroit 9
Minnesota 8, Cihcinnati 6, 10 innings
N.Y. Yankees 7, Houston 6
Washington 3, St. Louis 2
Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 1
N.Y. Mets 3, Atlanta 2, 10 innings
Texas 8, San Francisco 6, 10 innings
Chicago Cubs 6, Seattle 5
Colorado 7, Arizona 5
L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 1
San Diego 12, Milwaukee 4
Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6
Tuesday's Games
Baltimore 10, St. Louis 2
N.Y. Mets 6, Florida 2
L.A. Dodgers (ss) 5, Washington (ss) 3
Houston 11, Detroit 10
Atlanta 10, Philadelphia 1
N.Y. Yankees 2, Toronto 0
Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, cncld, rain
Cincinnati 7, Cleveland 4
Boston 5, Pittsburgh 3
L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox, late
.Kansas City vs. Colorado, late
Seattle vs. Oakland at Phoenix, late
Milwaukee vs. Chicago Cubs, late
San Francisco vs. San Diego, late
Arizona vs. Texas, late
Washington (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss),
late
Wednesday's Games
Florida (ss) vs. Baltimore at Fort
Lauderdale, 1:05 p.m.
Washington vs. St. Louis (ss) at Jupiter,
1:05 p.m.
Atlanta vs. Cleveland at Winter Haven,
1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit (ss) at
Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (ss) vs. Toronto at
Dunedin, 1:05 p.m.
Houston vs. Tampa Bay at St.
Petersburg, 1:05 p.m.
Detroit (ss) vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton,
1:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Boston at Fort Myers,
1:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St.
Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa,
1:15 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona at Tucson,
3:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado at
Tucson, 3:05 p.m.
San Diego vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m.
Kansas City, vs. San Francisco at
Scottsdale, 3:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
St. Louis (ss) vs. Florida (ss) at Jupiter,
7:05 p.m.


NCAA Men's Basketball
The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through March 2, 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 Pivs
1. North Carolina(38)27-2 1,745 3
2. Memphis (21) 28-1 1,706 2
3. UCLA (12) 26-3 1,664 4
4. Tennessee (1) 26-3 1,625 1
5. Kansas 26-3 1,459 6
6. Duke 25-3 1,403 7
7. Stanford 24-4 1,317 8
8. Xavier 25-4 1,232 9
9..Texas 24-5 1,227 5
10. Wisconsin 24-4 1,19910
11. Georgetown 24-4 1,14711
12. Louisville 24-6 1,01013
13. Connecticut 23-6 848 15
14. Butler 27-3 813 14
15. Purdue 23-6 779 16
16. Vanderbilt 24-5 658 18
17. Michigan St. 23-6 657 19
18. Indiana 24-5 646 12
19. Notre Dame 22-6 578 17
20. Drake 25-4 346 20
21. Marquette 21-7 334 21
22. Gonzaga 23-6 323 24
23. Washington St.22-7 245 22
24. Clemson 21-7 124 -
25. Davidson 23-6 74 -
Others receiving votes: BYU 63,
Mississippi St. 34, South Alabama 27,
Pittsburgh 25, Saint Mary's, Calif. 22,
Kent St. 19, Miami 13, Baylor 7,
Southern Cal 7, UAB 7, Arizona St. 4,
Texas A&M 3, Va. Commonwealth 3, W.
Kentucky 3, Cornell 2, Robert Morris 1,*
Stephen F.Austin 1.
Transactions

FOOTBALL
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS-Released RB
Warrick Dunn.
CAROLINA PANTHERS-Agreed to
terms with G Keydrick Vincent on a
two-year contract.
CINCINNATI BENGALS-Signed DE
Antwan Odom to a five-year contract.
DENVER BRONCOS-Signed WR Keary
Colbert and LB Niko Koutouvides. Re-
signed DE Ebenezer Ekuban.
DETROIT LIONS-Signed TE Michael
Gaines. Re-signed TE John Owens to a
one-year contract.
HOUSTON TEXANS-Signed LB Kevin
Bentley.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Released G
Chris Naeole.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Signed LB
Demorrio Williams to a five-year con-
tract. Claimed FB Oliver Hoyte off
waivers from Dallas.
MIAMI DOLPHINS-Re-signed S
Yeremiah Bell.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-Agreed to
terms with WR Randy Moss on a three-
year contract. Signed WR Sam Aiken.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Agreed tp
terms with WR David Patten on a two-
year contract.
NEW YORK GIANTS-Signed S Sammy
Knight to a three-year contract.
NEW YORK JETS-Signed OL Damien
Woody and LB Calvin Pace.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS-Signed QB
Ben Roethlisberger to an eight-year
contract and RB Mewelde Moore to a
three-year contract.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-Signed RB
DeShaun Foster, QB J.T. O'Sullivan and
LB Dontarrious Thomas.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-Acquired
QB Brian Griese from Chicago for an
undisclosed 2009 draft pick.
TENNESSEE TITANS-Agreed to terms
with TE Alge Crumpler on a two-year
contract.


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FAVRE
Continued from 1C
younger Brett, whose pure joy
in playing the game was ever
evident, sometimes was the
only one capable of making the
plays that needed to be made
during some lean years in
Cheese-town.
And if you think of how well
thought of he is around the
country, can you imagine the
regard in which he's held in
Wisconsin?
The Mount Rushmore of
Packer-land hasn't had a new
addition since the days of Vince
Lombardi and Bart Starr.
Packer nation has held its'
collective breath each of the
past two off-seasons as Favre's
decision whether to retire or not
was still up in the air.
He's had his problems,
which is maybe what endears
him to us even more.
He isn't the golden boy that
Troy Aikman was, nor Roger


Simons signs

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Staubach, Joe Montana or
Steve Young were.
An addiction to vicodin, his
wife's battle with breast cancer
and his father and brother-in-
law's sudden deaths were pub-
lic knowledge, bringing him
that much closer into our
worlds an imperfect life, like
all of ours, that we could see in
his.
An interesting little fact that I
uncovered when the Packers
acquired Favre from Atlanta,
they got him for a 17th round
draft pick.
The Falcons then traded that
pick to Dallas for two other
picks.
Each of those three draft
picks were used to draft guys
with the last name Smith.
Common names long since
forgotten about by even those
teams that drafted them.
But what we were left with
was one uncommon man and
we are ever grateful to have had
the chance to see him.


at Weber


Courtesy photo
Flanked by coach Donald Ridgeway, head coach Tim
Grant, coach Vernon Carroll and Lake Placid principal Dr.
Ruth Heckman, Green Dragon Jonathan Simons signs his
letter of intent to play football at Weber International
University. Simons had also considered schools in West
Virginia, Iowa, Georgia and North Carolina, but saw
Weber as the best opportunity for him all around.
"They've got a good business school, so I'll be able to con-
tinue to play football as well as get my degree," he said.
"After graduation I'll be going up there four days a week
to work out with the'team. It will take some adapting to
get ready for the speed at the next level." Simons alSo has
qualified for a Florida Bright Futures scholarship, which
will further aid him in pursuing his goals on the next
lerel.


MARCO
Continued from 3C
proven he's up to the chal-
lenge."
Marco Andretti was the
2006 IndyCar Series rookie of
the year and became the
youngest driver in history to
win a major open-wheel race
when he drove to victory at
Infineon Raceway on Aug.
27, 2006.
Andretti also finished sec-,
ond at the 2006 running of the
Indianapolis 500, coming up a


bit short in what was the sec-
ond-closest finish in the
event's history.
He has 31 career IndyCar
Series starts with- 10 top-five
finishes and has led 116 laps
in two seasons. Andretti also
drove a partial schedule dur-
ing the 2005 Indy Pro Series
season and recorded three
wins and three pole positions
in only six starts.
He placed fifth in the 2005
Star Mazda championship.
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This host of karate kids have earned the honor of being on the S.W.A.T. team at the Martial.Arts of America Black Belt
Acheivement after school program. Each of the children earned A's and B's,on their report cards, one of the qualifying
tasks for the Special Winning Attitude Team, along with other self development requirements. The goal of the after
school program is to help children of the area develop into the most successful person they can be and there are still
openings to enroll. For more information call 471-2467.


High School Boys Weightlifting

Blue Streaks a strong third at opening Invite


By AMY HART
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING- The Blue
Streak boys weightlifting
team hosted a host of area
teams in the season's opening
meet on Tuesday.
Mulberry came in first with
.52 points followed by Hardee
with 48 for second.
Sebring placed third with a
total of 47, Avon Park took
fourth with 44 and Lake
Placid rounded out the field
with 21.
Sebring freshman Wesley
Baggett took second in the
119-pound weight class with
275 pounds combined lift for
bench and clean and jerk.
Red Devil Joel Cuenzas
lifted 350 pounds for second
in the 129-pound weight
class.
In the 139-pound weight
class, Sebring's Jonathan
Rodriguez lifted 445 pounds
for first and Avon Park's Chaz
Jones came in third with 370
pounds'.:' ',,i,.
.-\ irgil Coopbr (AHS) took


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second with 445 in the 154-
pound weight class, while his
teammate Stephnahn Henson
lifted 515 for second in the
169-pound weight class.
Sebring teammates
Brannen Dorman and Arthur
O'Brien lifted 575 and 510,
respectively, for first and
third in the 199-pound weight
class.
"Personally, and as a team,
I thought we did well, but I
think we can improve in
future meets," Blue Streak
senior Dorman commented.
In the 219-pound weight
class, Kenny Daniels of
Sebring lifted 595 for first
and Navahri Holden, of Lake
Placid took second with 505.
Rashad Brown (LPHS) and
Fred Mixon (APHS) tied with
570 in the 238-pound weight
class.
Brown weighed in lower
preceding the meet, however,
giving him first place.
Sebring's Joel Rbsario lift-
edl555 for third. bS.,~ i ,t, "
Avon Park's i .,Martin


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Avon Park's Fred Mixon gets his game face on as he pre-
pares for the final hoist in the clean-and-jerk. Mixon would
lift a combined 570 pounds to land a virtual tie for first in
the 238-pound weight class.


Williams lifted 560 'for sec-
ond in the unlimited weight
class.
"I was very .pleased. I saw
some good wQrk by all:of the
,guys:,; said,,Sebring coach'
JRwod Hamlin,,"I. think we've


got a chance to be pretty good
this year."
Avon Park is back in action
Saturday at LaBelle before
.joining Sebringdin heading to
..the Booker Invite:in:.Sarasota
Saturday, Mardhl a,15,i : --- :


Rules and Entry Form

Sunday, March 9, 2008
1. Eligibility This is a team tournament. Only two participants per boat and each boat must have two participants
.2. Entry Fee $100 per team. This includes $10.00 Big Bass. Big Bass will be a 100% payback.
3. Registration Boats will take off in the order in which entries are received. May pay at the ramp (by exact cash or by check for exact
amount made payable to the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce)
4. Tournament Hours Safe light to 2:30 p.m. Allboats must be in the basin prior to designated return time or they will be disqualified. NO
EXCEPTIONS!
5. Tackle/Equipment Fxcept for pork rind, only artificial lures may be used. Only one rod (not to exceed 8' in length) and reel per person may
be used at one time. Trolling (as a method of fishing) is prohibited. May use trolling motors. All bass must be caught in
a traditional manner. Penalty for dead fish is .5 pound per fish. Fish must measure 12" on golden rule with tail closed or
fanned. Any short fish will result in loss of that fish and team's big fish. Any team with more than five (5) fish brought
to scales will be disqualified. No culling at ramp. No team is to possess more than a limit of five (5) Bass at one time.
6. Boat Each boat will be inspected prior to take off to ensure that it meets US Coast Guard regulations, that it has a running
aerated live well, and that running lights are operational. If lights are not operational, the boat will go out last. Each
person must wear a US Coast Guard approved life vest at all times the boat's combustion engine is running.
7. Fishing Areas An angler may not leave his or her boat except in an emergency. All water that is accessible by boat is permitted. No
fishing is permitted within 50 yards of any competitor's boat that has its anchor down and trolling motor up-use good
sportsmanship! No fishing inside boat basin or check-in site. No fishing in areas designated off-limits by State or local
agencies.
8. Catch & Release Every effort must be made to keep Bass alive. All Bass caught in tournament must be open water released in a
minimum of 4' of water, as per State requirements. NO EXCEPTIONS!
9. Scoring Winners will be determined by pounds and hundredths of an ounce. Payback will be one place per every five boats
entered. The tournament will be limited to the first 50 entries received.
10. Bonus Concealed length and weight to be determined by Tournament officials.
11. Alcohol Absolutely no alcohol or illegal drugs on boat. It's the law!

ENTRY FORM ELEVENTH ANNUAL GREATER LAKE PLACID CHAMBER BASS TOURNAMENT
Sunday, March 9, 2008 From safe light until 2:30 p.m.
50 BOAT LIMIT $100 PER TEAM INCLUDES $10 BIG BASS
Team Members:
Name
Address
City/St/Zip
Signature

Name ',
Address
City/St/Zip
Signature
Boat Registration # Phone#
Cash Check Check#___
My signature above releases all sponsors, the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Lake Placid and, all officials,
organizations andfor any other individuals regarding this event from any and all liabilities, damages, claims, demands,
caused by or participation in the event I further agree to abide by the rules of this tournament, with exceptions.
Date Received Time By Entry#
The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce
18 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852
(P) 863-465-4331 (F) 863-465-2588 Email:chamber@lpfla.com
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 282007CA000981AOOOXX
Division:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff
-vs-
EKATERINA A. GOUJOVA AS TRUSTEE OF
1106 BELLEVUE LAND TRUST, et al,
Defendant(s)
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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 POINTOF 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 ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
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
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 STEPIEN 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
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IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-07-505
L'ETSGO LAND, LLC, a
Florida Limited Liability Company,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
RAYMOND A. GRANIE,
MARUJA DEGRANIE; and
SUN'N LAKE OF SEBRING
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF ACTION:
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY-
TO: THE DEFENDANTS, RAYMOND A. GRA-
NIE and MARUJA DEGRANIE, INCLUDING
ALL PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST SAID DE-
FENDANT, AND ALL PARTIES HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR
INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title
to the following property in Highlands County,
Florida:
Leoal Descriotion:
LOT 3, BLOCK 189, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
OF SEBRING, UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE
RECORDED REPLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 69, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
C043428-11018900030 ,
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Terrence F. Dytrych, Esq..
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is: Ter-
rence F. Dytrych, 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
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/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
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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, et 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
Highlands 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 area person 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. After 60 days
only the owner of record as of the 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

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-288-GCS
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-,
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-26,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEPHEN SHANE
A/K/A' STEPHEN D. SHANE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed December 14, 2007 and entered in Case
No. 2007-288-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW YORK
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLD-
ERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-26, is the Plaintiff and
STEPHEN SHANE A/K/A STEPHEN D. SHANE;
MISTY SHANE: are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at JU-
RY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 27th day of March, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 1, AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 2,
THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 15 AND ALL OF
LOT 16, BLOCK 1 OF DESOTO CITY SECOND
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
AT PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5103 COUNTY ROAD 17 S, SEBR-
ING, FL 33870
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 26, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:is/ Lisa Tantillo
SDeputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07010600 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-B-lcurry
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In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
March 5, 12, 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.
SALL 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/ Deborah E. Makovitch
57 Crestview 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
February 27; March 5, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 282007CA000870AOOOXX
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
NK/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.
282007CA000870AOOOXX 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 Br 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
AK/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 Pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
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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
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
A/K/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.
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


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 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
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February 13, 20, 27; March 5, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 07-1127
HAYDEN COMPANY,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARMEN HERNANDEZ SUAREZ, and all
known or unknown persons claiming under or
through them, unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under, or against any
known or unknown person who is known-to
be dead or is not known to be either dead or
alive,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO: CARMEN HERNANDEZ SUAREZ
and all known or unknown persons claiming
under or through them, unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under, or against
any known or unknown person who is known
to be dead or is not known toobe either dead
or alive,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 21, Block 211, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
SECTION'18, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 87,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to William J Nielander, Esquire of
William J. Nielander, P.A., 172 E. Interlake
Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, the


1050 Legal
Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled court on or be-
fore April 9th, 2008; otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Amended Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on
the 28th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
March 5, 12, 19,26,2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 07-1124
HAYDEN COMPANY,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ISABEL AGUIAR DE VIEIRA, and all known or
unknown persons claiming under or through
them, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against any known or
unknown person who is known to be dead or
is not known to be either dead or alive,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO: ISABEL AGUIAR DE VIEIRA
and all known or unknown persons claiming
under or through them, unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under, or against
any known or unknown person who is known
to be dead or is not known to be either dead
or alive,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in High-
lands County, Florida:
Lot 1, Block 237, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
SECTION 18, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 87,
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-


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quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to William J. Nielander, Esquire of
William J. Nielander, P.A., 172 E. Interlake
Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, the
Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled court on or be-
fore April 9th, 2008; otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Amended Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on
the 28th day of February, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
March 5,12,19,26,2008
PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1995 CHEVROLET
1GBDM19W2SB270653
ON MARCH 17.2008. 9:00A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID FL 33852
MARCH 5, 2008

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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION
START DATE: Thursday March 7, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.
END DATE: Monday March 17, 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
through 10:00 P.M.
LOCATION/WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM
Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted poli-
cies, the Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida,
has declared a mobile home as surplus property and
therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be con-
ducted for the purpose of disposing of said property.
A 14' X 53' HOMES OF MERIT MOBILE MODEL
WH256 AQUIRED ON 07/20/1992
THE UNIT HAS SOME SKIRTING AND 12' x 31"
SCREEN ROOM ATTACHED
Additional information can be obtained Monday


1055 CountyLegals
through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00
General Services/Purchasing Department 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875.
Contact Sandra Butler at PH: (863)402-6527 e-mail
subtler@hcbcc.or or Pam Lemay at PH: (863)402-
6528 e-mail plemay@hcbcc.org.
Note: All property will be sold on an "as is, where is"
basis.
The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete Items
from GovDeals' Webslte at anytime during the Inter-
net bidding dates above.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
March 5, 9,12,16, 2008

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Veterinarian ..... . ........ (43)
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Tennis Courts... .......... (49)
Health Club ............. .(50)
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2100 1Help Wanted
A POOL-TECl
Seeking individual for pool route, customer
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organized and have strong communication
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required. Please forward resume to Clifford R.
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$100.00 sign on bonus will be given to all new
employees after 60 day probation period. For
appt., contact Rick or Brian at 863-655-2190.
DFWP
WANTED: GIRL Friday
1 Person Office, Word, Excel,
Quick Books. Fax resume: 402-9044


WANTED: MR/ MRS Clean Type
Benefits/Good Pay, detailed oriented
DFWP/BKGRD CKS
Apply In person 6434 US 27 S


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Real Estate


4040 Homes ForSale
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
Why Rent? It's a buyers market! Only $500
down! 3/bedroom 2 bath. You pick colors.
New home $875.00 per month. Includes
taxes and insurance. It's a top quality hew
JACOBSEN HOME. Call Bob now!
352-209-0444

4080 Homes for Sale
4 8 Sebring
2 BRAND news homes. 3/2/1. Cathedral ceil-
ing, ceramic tile, all wood cabinet tree, appli-
ances, one cbf, one energy saving insulated
concrete form. Down payment assistance and
low interest financing to qualified buyer.
$139,900. Call 863-385-4242
4/2 2400 sq ft. House for SALE or RENT. Call
561-271-7300 for details.
BANK FORECLOSURE
Brand new Home, never lived in!
3/BD, 2/BA, 2/CG, tile floors, 1749 SQ .FT.
Attractive financing offered by bank.
Located @ 5731 Oak Bend Ave.
$129,900. Contact Michael Clanton
.at 863-533-0475.
SEB-2/BD, 1.5/BA 1 car garage, completely re-
modeled, new appliances, new metal roof,
fenced back yard, owner wil pay up to 4%
closing costs, $119,000. 4923 Regency Dr.
Call 863-414-3851.


4080 Homes for Sale
4080 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, 1/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
SEBRING- COUNTRY Estates. Brand new.
3/2/2. Tiled floor's, stainless appliances, pri-
vate back yard. $159,900. call 772-359-2797

410A Homes for Sale
4'VV Lake Placid
OPEN DAILY
Now for sale! Great split floor plan, 3 bed-
room, 2 baths, full two car garage. Cathedral
ceilings, plant shelves, all large rooms, close
to Placid Lakes park and boat ramp to Lake
June, 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid Lakes
Subdivision. Meyer Homes Inc. 414-4075
cell. 465-7900 off. 465-7338 res.

4220 Lots for Sale
Available Now
Beautiful assorted lots, Owner Financing
In Lake Placid & Leisure Lakes,
Large acreage available in Lorida.
Call Tom or Liz for more information
1-866-224-8392
Highland Lakes Reserve
Open House
Special of the week
4.79 AC- Only $149,900
Beautiful estates- size lot w/private
lake access. Gorgeous Sebring loca-
tion. Gated Community with un-
derground utilities. Call now & ask
about limited time
Special Savings Incentives
1-866-352-2249, x. 2097 offer
ends 3/9/o8
SEBRING-MASSERATTI ST, Porsche, Navarie,
$22,000 OBO. Sparrow, $30,000 OBO.
Linwood St., $17.000 OBO. call305-743-7533
or Cell, 305-942-9737. Financing available. .

4260 Acreage for Sale
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

5050 Mobile Homes
505 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
DOUBLE WIDE mobile home, 3/BD, 2/BA,
28X52 full length carport, additional screen
room, large lot, good neighborhood, like new.
$84,900 OBO. call 863-453-6052 or cell-863-
443-2293.


Highlands County Board

6 of County Commissioners

The following positions) close on 03/07/08

Library Asst. 423

The following positions) close on 03/14/08

Family Support Worker 1014

The following positions) close on 03/17/08

GIS Coordinator 1008

For application, minimum qualifications
and full job descriptions visit us on our
website at www.hcbcc.net or apply at
600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring,'FL 33870.
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5050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
SEBRING -OWN your own mobile Home, with
lot included. 2/2, wood floors, florida room,
club house, swimming pools, $57,500 Call
417-988-1228 or 863-696-2342. 1405 Abbey
Ln., in Colony Point Park Sebring.
SEBRING-OPEN HOUSE, FRI-SAT, MAR 7-8
Mobile home park 2bd/1.5 BA, Completely
furnished, carport, 55+. 863-385-0846

51' O Mobile Home
5 1 0 Lots for Sale
Palm Harbor Homes
Factory Liquidation Sale !!
Modular, Manufactured, & stilt homes.
0% Down when you own your land
Call for FREE Color Brochures
800-622-2832
5 i Mobile Homes
5150 biFor Rent
DOUBLE WIDE Mobile Home for rent. 1500 sq
ft. 3/2. In farm setting, $800/month. Call Jim
863-449-0006. Owner licenced broker.
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
Aprillst. Non smoker, pets OK. Contract.
863-446-6656


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6050 Duplexes for Rent
FAIRLY NEW-OPEN HOUSE, Sat, Mar 8th
12Noon-4PM. 2/2/2, for rent. $950/mo, 1st,
last, sec. 6904 Sun 'N Lake Blvd Sebring. 863-
385-7799.

Immaculate 2B/2B Duplex with screened
porch, central heat/air, in Sebring. $750 mo.
with $100 discount, if paid timely. Call 863-
273-0469 OR 863-655-5051
SEB-SUN N LAKE Duplex, 2/2, screened lanai
laundry hook up, lawn service. $650/mo. Call
863-655-5426.
6 1 0 Villas & Condos
6 1 O For Rent
SEB-LAKEFRONT CONDO, spectacular view
of Lake Jackson from this 2/2 corner unit.
Heated pool, dock. $315 per month plus wa-
ter/cable/ maint fee. First, last, sec. to move
in. Call John at 863-441-3320. (no kids-pets)
6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
Castle Hill Apts of Avon Park
Accepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom-
mapts. Available to individuals 62 years or
older, handicap/disable, regardless of age. For
rental information & applications,
Please Call: 863-452-6565
TDD: 1-800-840-2408
This institution is an4
Equal Opportunity Provider,and Employer.
Los Apartamentos de Castle Hill de Avon Park
estan aceptando aplicacionds para
apartamentos de 1 y 2 recamaras.
Disponible a personas de 62 anos o' mas,
Incapacidad fisica o mental, no importa la
edad. Para mas information favor de Ilamar
863-452-6565. TDD 1-800-840-2408
Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportuni-
dad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador


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City of Sebring Employment Opportunity


The City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position:
REFUSE DRIVER / COLLECTOR
(position title)

$10.00 per hour
(pay range)
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(department)
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Possession of a High School Diploma or GED.
Possession of a Class "B" Florida CDL.



Apply to: For application contact Diane Kauffman at Sebring City
Hall, 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. (863) 471-5100


Closing date for this position is Wed., March 12, 2008.


Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of
race, religion, color, sex, age, nature origin or disability.
Drug Free Workplace.


City of Sebring Employment Opportunity

The City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position:
HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
(position title)
$35,000 $45,000 DOQ
(pay range)
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experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform all job requirements.
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federal standards.
- Ability to advise supervisors and managers regarding application selection and other personnel matters.
- Knowledgeable of basic and applicable labor laws and principles of various employment law.
DUTIES:
- Responsible for handling worker's compensation and general liability claims processing.
- Conducts new employee orientation program, briefing employees on important policies such as computer
policy, drug policy, sexual harassment, etc.
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Apply to: For application contact Diane Kauffman at Sebring City Hall, 368 South
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. (863) 471-5100.
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6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North Delaware 1/1
& 2/2 Available.-Pool, Play ground. 1st & Sec.
Call 863-449-0195.
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the hill,
turn left, 3106 Medical Way, (863)446-1822
DINNER LAKE area. 1, 2, & 3 BD apart-
ments. Fresh paint & tile floors. Starting @
$500 per month, includes water. Call Gary
Johnson 863-381-1861.
KEY LAKE villas
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2 townhouse on lovely
Key Lake. Clean, quiet, screen porch,
outside patio, washer/dryer hookup,
ceiling fan. $665 & $895per mo.
lyr lease prorated 1st month & sec.
(863)465-9151

LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/pvt patio & NEW
refrig, stove, washer/dryer. WSG incl. Pets
OK,. quiet friendly Avon Park Community.
386-503-8953
RELAX AT Lake Isis Villas! Luxurious 2/bd
apartment. Call 863-453-2669.
SEB-SUN N LAKE Fairly new, 3/BD, 2/BA,
washer & dryer hookup. $850/mo., sec. de-
posit required. Call 863-314-9842.


6250 Furnished Houses
LAKE PLACID- Sylvan Shores 4BR 2BA, Large
family room. New paint. New carpet. Very
clean. No pets. No smoking. $950/mo. First,
last, sec. 863-465-1111

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1.5, $725 MONTH, first, $625 sec., Credit
check. lyr lease required. No pets, NO SMOK-
ING 863-382-9679.
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.
LAKE PLACID. Lg 2 story 2br 1.5 ba town
home. Close to shopping & town. Excellent
conditions. -City water. $675. Reference a
must. 863-465-1758
LAKE PLACID/ Placid Lakes 2/2/2, Fresh
Paint, new A/C, New fridge, tile 4 street from
Lake June. $775/mo. $25 application,
month+ lease. Call 863-381-2752.
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.
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-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-SUN N LAKE NEW 3/2/2, 2400 plus SF,
breakfast room, stainless steel kitchen appli-
ances,laundry hook up, lawn service
$1000/mo. Call M63-655-5426.
SEBRING RIDGE- Brand New 3ba /2 ba, 1 car
garage. $825 mo. $500 security. First, last
and security. 1 years lease. (Across Florida
hospital) Credit references, call 863-402-0400
SEBRING- 2BD/1 BA, family rm, Lg utilities rm
with w/d hookup, c/a & heat. Lg backyard,
good neighborhood, off parkway, walk to Lake
Jackson, $700/mo. 1st, last, $350 deposit.
863-699-1567 or 863-446-5066

6320 Seasonal Property
SUN N LAKE-New house, 3/2.5 plus 2 car ga-
rage, in gated community on golf course. Ex-
ecutive living. Monthy or yearly. Furnished or
unfurnished. $1500/$2000 OBO. Call 863-
441-4849 or 954-401-3702.

6400 Rooms for Rent
AVON PARK LAKES-mature adults preferred,
1 rm bungalow, fully furn.,Sat TV., util. incl.,
$125/wk + 1st, last & sec. Call 863-781-9903.
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.


7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions
ESTATE-SAT 3/8, 9AM (view 8-9) 2229 Ave
A NW, Winter Haven-onff Lake Howard Dr.
See AuctionZiP.Com (ID#1541) for list/pho-
tos.
FURNITURE:Dinette set; Chromcraft OR Set;
Duncan Phyfe Dning Table w/6 Shieldback
Chairs; Mersman Mah LR Table Trio Stands;
Thomasville Credenza; Clayton Marcus Sofa;
Student Desk; Maple Dbl Bed; GE Office
Fridge; Marantz 170W Stereo System; Pair
Sofas; King BR Suite;
MISC" Gold Jewelry; Mounted Sailfish;Sm
Appl.; Kitchen & Garage Contents; TV; Oil


Painting; Collector Plates; 1/2gal Crock Pitch-
er; Old Pyrex Bowls; Books; Linens; McCoy
Pine Cone Teapot & Cr/Sug; much more!
PHIL RINER AUCTIONS- Estate & Business
Liquidators 863-299-6031 ab282/au261
12% buyfee. Payment: Credit Cards, Checks,
2% discount for cash


7030 Estate Sales
AVON PARK-ESTATE sale 2425 Lake Lillian
Dr. Fri-Sat, Mar 7-8. 7:30AM-2PM.

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


7040 Appliances
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
REFRIGERATOR-side by side, Kenmore, ice &
water in door, silver/black. Paid $1200, Ask-
ing $600 OBO. Call 863-453-3754.
WASHERS $100 AND UP, DRYERS $75 and
up, stoves $85 and up, refrigerators $125 and
up, 30 day warranty. Call 863-385-0007.

7 180 Furniture
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

















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

7300 Miscellaneous

**GOING OUT OF BUISNESS**
U- DO Ceramics-
Complete Line of Ceramics, Bisque,
Greenware, Paint, Art supplies and
Accessories. Open 3 days only. Fri
2/29, Sat 3/1, Mon 3/3 9am- 3pm.
7 Huge discounts!

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



15" AMPLIFIER for sale. $150.080 call,863-
452-0393
3 1/2 horse power compressor. $150. Call
863-465-5386.
37 INCH TV.$125.00.call 863-385-9374
55 GAL. Plastic drums, nontoxic were in
them. $8.00 each. 863-314-0238
BASEBALL CARDS 17 year old. full cased
$20.00. 863-465-5570
BIG SCREEN TV-52 inch, excellent condition,
$250. Call 863-214-9661.
BOX OF Infant Hand Knit- New, Great for craft
fair- $40.00 tel. 863-463-3104
BOX OF Restaurant Guest check book and
motel guest registration form- $5.00 tel. 863-
453-3104
CAPTAINS BED, twin size, from Ashley, 5
drawers, real wood, $200, 863-382-0504.

$200. OBO Call 863-465-5570.
CRAFTSMAN 10" compound miter saw &
stand with laser track, like new, $175 cash.
Call 863-398-5194.
DISHWASHER KENMORE, $50. Microwave
Kenmore, $50. Call 863-458-0551.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER wall unit-oak, ac-
commodates 52 inch TV, 8FT width, 6 FT
height, excellent condition. $250. Call 863-
214-9661.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-White wicker, 53"
wide, shelves, 2 doors on bottom, TV included
$200, Call 863-655-4825.
ENTRANCE FRONT Door ( Green) $40.00
Three ,rocking chairs, (1)Large 2)Medium
(3)Small $50.00 FOR ALL THREE
EXERCISE BIKE- Vita Master $20.00 call 863-
382-3659
FREEZER CHEST Kenmore, $250. Call 863-
458-0551.
FREEZER UPRIGHT Kenmore $100. Dining
Table with chairs. $150. Call 863-458'0551.
INDUSTRIAL SINGER sewing machine. Model
number 281-1. Asking $200.00
call 863-655-1279 After 6pm.
LARGE MIRROR- 48" x 36" $5.00 tel. 863-
453-3104
LEATHER CHAIR-RECLINER, tan very good
condition, $100. Call 863-214-9661.
ORECK UPRIGHT Vac 2006 Model XL21
Excellent Condition. $50.00 call 863-402-2285
ORGAN GEM, dbl kybd, Plays cartridges or
you play. $100 OBO ph. 863-314-9249
ORIENTAL URNS, four, two match with drag-
ons, two have geisha design. $25 each.
Call 863-471-0649
OVERSIZED SWIVEL chair-seats two, tan &
brown suede, like new, $250. Call 863-214-
9661.
PASLODE CORDLESS framing nailer, like
new! $250 cash. Call 863-398-5194.
PATIO CHAIRS- 4 New Martha Stewart / Ame-
lia Island Style $185.00.....,863-465-1339
PATIO COCKTAIL Table. Unique!! Must see!!
$65.00.....863-465-1339
POST HOLE digger, gasoline. $250. OBO.
Call 863-465-5570.
ROADMASTER GUARDIAN, Rock Guard with


storage bracket, $250. Call 863-398-5194.
SCOOTER with seat and basket. $125. Call
863-465-5386.
SHOWER CHAIR with back & arms. $75.
Rockwell chop saw. $50. Call 863-465-5386.
SMALL CARRY- On flight bag- New $7.00 tel.
863-453-3104
SOFA-PLAID COLOR, good condition, $50,
Call 863-214-9661.
SONY DIGITAL camera, new, still in box,
$150, 863-382-0504.
SONY DVD/STEREO surround sound, 7
speaker floor model w/remote, $150, 863-
382-0504.
WASHER & DRYER $250. 863-458-0551
WASHER & DRYER VERY GOOD CONDI-
TION 3 TO 4 YEARS OLD $200.00 FOR BOTH
OR $125.00 EACH. CALL 863-471-0263.
BIRD CAGE Extra Large for Parrots. $125.00.
Call 863-465-5570.


THREE HORSE power Generator. $150. 863-
465-5386.
WHEEL CHAIR, excellent condition, $250.
Call 863-465-5386.
X-BOX CONSOLE w/controller, and 10 games,
$100,863-382-0504.



AP-2435 LAKE LILLIAN DR.(near 7th Day Ad-
ventist Church), Sat., Mar 8th, 7:30AM-2PM.
Multi-Family, misc., some furniture and more!
AP-2660 S. Lake Denton Rd. Fri-Sat. Mar 7-8,
7AM-? Books, crafts, dishes, furniture, and
alot of misc.!
AP-406 W. Pleasant St., Fri-Sat, Mar 7-8,
8AM-? Two or Three Family Easter sale.
Please DO NOT park in street!
AP-HUGE YARD sale, Fri. Mar 7th & Sun. Mar
9th, (sorry NO Saturday sale.), 9AM-5PM
Kitchen things, clothes, books and much,
much, more! Come see all the stuff at 2410
W. Russ Road, Avon Park.

AVON PARK- Miscellaneous yard sale. 2640
Lake Denton Rd. Fri& Sat, Mar 7+8. 7am-?.
AVON PARK- Moving sale. 910 kingdom way.
Tools, Furniture, lawn mower, bikes, Miscella-
neous. Fri& Sat 03/07, 03/08. 8am-?
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to
or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL.
33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

HUGE MULTI FAMILY sale. 2454 Lakeview by
Mat-Lo. You'll want to spend some time at
this one of a kind covered sale Fri, Sat, Sun,
Mar 7,8,9, 8AM-3PM. 1000's of items, very
clean, rain or shine, 50% off all day Sunday!!!


AP-603 S. Landry Rd. (AP Estates) Fri-Sat,
Mar. 7-8, 8AM-2PM. Carpet & pad, tools, ba-
by items, collectibles, household items, furni-
ture, movies and much, much, more!
LAKE PLACID- 2 Family. Children's item/
clothing, home decor/utensils, small furniture,
adult clothing, electric wheelchair lift, misc.
12 Lake Stearns Drive. Off lake June Rd. Sat
3/8- 8am-2pm.
LP-1615 SYLVAN CIR. (Sylvan Shores), Fri-
Sat, Mar 7-8, 8AM-5PM. Household items,
clothing, flowers & trees, a little bit of every-
thing!
SEB-205 ROSE AVE. Thur,Fri, Sat. Mar. 6,7,8.
7AM-5PM. Tools, furniture, refrigerator,
stove, clothes, books, records, 98 Buick Lesa-
bre and much more! 863-273-2083 Cell.
SEB-2935 NEW LIFE WAY-Christ Fellowship
Church yard sale (located behind Barnhill's)
Fri & Sat., Mar. 7 & 8, 8AM-2PM. Books,
dishes, clothing, household, children's and
misc. items. Call 863-471-0924.
SEB-HOUSE WALK through and garage sale.
120 Spring Garden Rd. (off Seb. Pkwy.)Sat.
Mar. 8th, 8AM-? Washer/dryer,clothes, Com-
puter, furniture & equipment and misc!
SEB-MULTI FAMILY sale @ 3204 Marlin Dr.
Sat, Mar 8th, 7AM-1PM. Lots of good stuff!
SEBRING RECREATION CLUB-HUGE ANNUAL
YARD SALE. 333 Pomegranate Ave., behind
Sebring Police station. Fri-Sat, Mar 7-8, Fri
8Am-5PM, Sat. 8AM-3PM. Clothing, decor,
furniture, hardware, electronics, something
for everyone. This is an exceptional sale!
SEBRING- 6800 US 27 N. Sat.03/08.
8am-2pm@ Kegels Bowling Center.
Huge sale! Household items, furniture,
artwork, electronics, clothing &more!
SEBRING- FRI& Sat Mar.7&8.7AM-4PM. Lots
of Goodies,, baby items, furniture, and great
deals @ 4523 sturgeon Drive in The Cross-
ings.
SEBRING- MISCELLANEOUS Yard Sale.
50 Kingfish Dr. (BUTTONWOOD BAY) Fri+Sat.
Mar,7th&8th. 8am-4pm. You Don't Want to
Miss this sale!!.!


Wednesday, March 5, 2008 9C


THE ANNUAL FLEA MARKET at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church, Sat, Mar 8th, 8AM-1PM,
Located @ 5887 US 98. Clothing, house-
wares, books, toys, linens, jewelry & many
other items to numerous to mention. Clothing
for $5 per bag, bags provided. Bake sale &
luncheon available.Come check us out!


7380 Machinery & Tools
SEARS TOOL box, full of tools, 10 drawers.
$900. Call 863-465-5386.

7520 Pets & Supplies
7 YEAR old Black lab, spayed, shots up to
date. House broken, good with kids and other
pets. Free to good home. 863-381-1482


NOTICE
Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.
WHITE TOY poodle female for sale $400. 863-
452-1805.


8000
Recreation


8400 iRecreatonal Vehicles
MOTOR HOME -RV space for rent. Lakefront
Avon Park, $400.mo. Includes all utilities &
cable. 863-453-4618


8400 RecreationalVehicles
NEW SURGE guard RV power protection,
Model 34750, portable 50 AMP, $300 cash.
New Hughes Autoformer 50 AMP model, $398
cash. Call 863-398-5194.

ROADMASTER FALCON all-terrain non-bind-
ing tow bar, 60001b capacity, $600 cash.
Roadmaster Brake Pro towed car proportional
braking system, $500 cash. 863-398-5194.


9000
Transportation


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

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

9450 Automotive for Sale
1991 LINCOLN continental, 6 cylinder, cold
air, good tires, run good. $2500 OBO. Call
863-382-3049.
CHEVEROLET 1996 single owner (87 year old
woman), very low mileage, must see! Please
call 863-465-0978.
DODGE 2004 Neon, silver, 4door, excellent
condition serviced every 3,000 miles or every
3 months. 57,000 miles, must sell. $6500-
$7000. Call 863-465-5811 or 863-414-2811.
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Saturday, March 8th, Wells Dodge Chrysler in Avon Park will be kicking off speed-
week with their annual Classic Car Show. For ten consecutive years, Wells has hosted ,,
Highlands County's largest car show on the Saturday preceding the 12 hours of Sebring
endurance race. .
Over the years, the car show has grown to over 125 exhibited vehicles including
antiques, classics, muscle cars, rods and race cars. Because the event is free of charge
to both exhibitors and spectators, the show draws thousands of visitors.
The show is unique in several Ways. First, it is open to many classes of vehicles.
It's rare that you can look at a 1926 Model T, then walk 20 yards and see a nitro blown
dragster. For an extra thrill for both kids and dads alike, the race drivers will start those
heart pounding, pulse racing machines and rattle the windows on the car showroom.
Secondly, with no entrance free and no judging, people who have been hesitant in
the past, have brought their rare vehicle for a one-time display. For example, we have
had a limited production Dodge Charger of which only 500 were produced in order to meet NASCAR's requirements.
Some of Chrysler's latest vehicles will also be on display including the 2009 Dodge Journey, the newest crossover vehicle in America,
the 2008 Dodge SRT8 Super Bee in Petty Blue with 425 horsepower, and the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Hardtop Convertible.
This is a great family outing. For some it is a stroll down memory lane and for others it is a future dream. This year's car show is
from.9am-2pm on Saturday March 8th. Wells Dodge Chrysler is located on US 27 between Avon Park and Sebring.
Refreshments will be available'.
For more information, call Wells ,
Dodge Chrysler, 453-6644. | i II |

Challenger

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Avon. Park- It has been
announced that Wells
Dodge Chrysler in Avon A
Park will- be receiving one
2008 Dodge Challenger
SRT8 this summer. The
2008 model will be a lim-, ,1 ?
ited addition model and
will only be available in 0e/s
the high performance "; g-u e 1'l lJ
SRT8 rendition. The 2009 9t..'g I
model will be available
later in the fall and will be
available with a choice of D r.rw .bt ..
engines and transmis- *1 .--.1fU1i .
sions.
Following much anticipa- '
tion and desire to own the
"first" Challenger in "
Highlands County the /7-
Wells dealership man- REBATE & DOES NOT ICLUDE TAX TAG Valid Thru 3/8/08
agement has decided to
auction off the '08 vehicle i m I
following several weeks A
of showroom display. All 2002 FORD RANGER 2004 CHRYSLERPT l'.r T 2005 CHRYSLER 2005 MERCURY
4X4 CRUISER GT 300C MARINER


profits above MSRP will k W
be, donated to charity.
Watch the Wells Dodge BUY WITH
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www.wellsdodgechrysler.co .
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