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Hated Sebring


rider set to expire March 31
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AP police chief search down to three names
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Back On. Track


Gates open today for 56th running of 12 Hours


News-Sun photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
Audi, Peugeot and Porsche (front to back) are all gunning for the overall win in Saturday's 12 Hours of Sebring


Corner workers important

both n and off track


By KEVIN J. SHUTT 'i
kevin.shutt@newssun.comr
SEBRING Cresting'
the drive-over bridge into
.the Paddock at Seblring
International Raceway,
fans, pit crews, track staff
and party seekers' are treated
to the animated antics of
Reginald Northern.
With the flair of a New
York City traffic cop,
Northern shuffles his fore-
arms to and fro, allowing a
golf cart to pass here while
stopping an RV there.
"I throw this in here, it's


extra," .Northern, of
--akelaffid, said of his exu-
berance. "I really enjoy
v.hat I do."
Employed by CSC -
Contemporary Services
Company Northern
began his stint at Sebring
International Raceway four
years ago.
When he's 'not working
events, Northern is a substi-
tute music teacher for
Osceola County.
"I plan to make it big
See CORNER, page 3A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Reginald Northern of Lakeland has become an institution in his four years of
directing traffic in the Paddock during Race Week.


American Le Mans Series goes green in more ways than one


News-Sun 'photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
Corvette Racing will run the American Le'
Mans Series on E-85 ethanol fuel.


News-Sun staff report
SEBRING American Le Mans Series
President and Chief Executive Officer Scott
Atherton has been proud of the ALMS' record
in aiding the progress of different facets of
automotive development over the years. His
slogan that it is the "most relevant form of
racing" in the world has become legendary.
Atherton points with pride to the series'
emphasis on alternative fuel as one of the
crown jewels for the future of driving both on
and off the track and Sebring has been at the
forefront.
Indeed, since the highly successful debut of


the V12-Turbodies'el on Sebring's historic
3.72-mile road course, there have been a
number of alternative fuel entries and more
are on the way.
Audi is back again, looking for another
.overall win at Sebring in their diesel-powered
LMP1 facing a challenge from the diesel-
powered Peugeot 908 which will be mak-
ing its debut at the track, following a blister-
ingly fast showing at January's Wheels Down
Winter Test at Sebring.
Slated to run a bio-diesel LMP1 is the ECO
Racing SRIO Radical. They have had no
See GREEN, page 7A


Sebring City Council election


Few vote as



incumbents,



Andrews win
By MATT MURPHY
matt.murphy@newssun.com
SEBRING Incumbents Margie Rhoades
and Bud Whitlock retained their seats 'in
Tuesday's City Council election, while Dan
Andrews will become the newest member of
the five-person board.
Andrews, who serves as president/CEO of
the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce,
was the highest vote-getter, winning 385
votes, or 25.4 percent of the total. Whitlock
finished a close second with 374 votes (24.67
percent), and Rhoades was not far behind
with 356 (23.48 percent).
Rob Home finished fourth, with 248 votes
(16.36 percent), and Ken Melvin finished
-fifth with 153 votes (10.09 percent).
"Nobody loves me," Melvin said.
Andrews was "ecstatic" about his victory,
and said he is looking forward to beginning
his term.
"I'm looking forward to serving the com-
munity," he said. "I'm very proud of what the
council has done in the past. 20 years of
observing, and I'm looking forward to main-
taining that and continuing the success."
Andrews was "surprised" to see he
received more votes than the two incum-
bents, but insisted it was irrelevant.
"It didn't matter to me if I was third or
first, it only mattered being successful," he
said. "The three of us were very, very close,
and I think that goes to denionstr:ite the suc-
cess the three of us have had as community
leaders. We have earned the respect of the
community."
Overall turnout for the election was low,
with only 10 percent of Sebring's 5,803 reg-
istered voters casting a ballot.
Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell
called it a "quiet" day, with no. major com-
plaints from any of the four precincts. There
was only one provisional ballot used
when a voter doesn't have proper identifica-
tion cast during the entire day.
There were also a high number of absentee
ballots cast in this election, attributable in
part to the host of other elections happening
during the year .
When voters request absentee ballots for
this year's presidential elections, they could
also request local election ballots at the same
time, Campbell said.
The next council election will be 2010,
when the terms of Council President John
Griffin and freshman member Scott Stanley
expire.
Andrews, Rhoades and Whitlock will be
sworn in on April 1.


Andrews


County looks to be in the black by $50 million in four years


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.comn
SEBRING Office of
Management and Budget
Director Bernis 'Gainer said
Tuesday a "minor variation"
in projected trends indicate
the county's expenses will
exceed its income by $50 mil-
lion in four years.
In addition, that revenue
projection doesn't account for


the affects of Amendment 1.
(voter-approved Jan. 29 and
retro-active to Jan. 1) or prop-
erty tax millage caps imple-
mented by the legislature in
2007.
However, the county has
enough money in reserve to
cover a year or two of revenue
shortfalls and more impor-
tantly, Administrator Carl
Cool pointed out, the board


won't approve an unbalanced'
budget.
"It's an enviable position,"
Cool said, noting Highlands


County's four-months worth
of operational funds in "rainy
day" funds relative 'to other
counties that carry little to no


reserves.
At the beginning of the
year, he said, the county had
$70.16 million:
"You've got money in the
bank," Cool said. "And
you're going to need it this
year, some of it."'
In addition, Gainer remind-
ed the board its departments
have a "pretty consistent pat-
tern that we typically spend


less than we budget for."
There are several areas over
which the commissioners
have little control, such as
anticipated health care cost
increases and state mandates.
Assistant Administrator
Rick Helms, who served as
OMB director before his pro-
motion almost three years
ago, said budget staff are
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'You've got money in the bank.
And you're going to need it this
year, some of it.'

CARL COOL
county administrator










2A Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Harder Hall


Trustee to


drop suit

Verbal agreement ends
$220,000-plus claim
By MAT MURPHY
matt.murphy@newssun.com
SEBRING The City of
Sebring appears to have got-
ten some good news about
Harder Hall Monday after-
noon, as Bankruptcy Trustee
Ken Welt has verbally agreed
to drop his motion asking for
over $200,000 in expenses.
The chain of events was set
in motion Monday with a call
from Welt's attorney Hal
Moorefield to City Attorney
Michael Swaine, in which
Moorefield informed Swaine
about the planned withdrawal
of the motion.
Welt's reasoning for drop-
ping the motion revolved
around a phone conference
held between city officials
and Welt last week.
There, the city wanted to
make sure there were no mis-
understandings between the
two parties revolving the
aborted sale to Israel.
Moorefield told Swaine the
city "made some good
points" during the phone con-
ference,,Hoffman said, and
Welt and his advisors didn't
feel the matter was worth
pursuing.
Although Welt will no
longer be seeking a court-
mandated payment from the
city, Moorefield did ask the
city to consider paying some
of Welt's expenses upon the
eventual sale of the property,
if it is sold for more than
what the city was owed.
That request won't be put
into writing, Hoffman said,
but he added that the city
would be open to doing that if
it got enough money from
any future sale.
"Frankly, I don't think
we're opposed to doing that if
we're made whole," Hoffman
said. "He put time and effort
and expenses into it, and we
wouldn't look at that unfa-
vorably."*
Welt's motion was origi-
nally filed in February with
the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in
Miami. The motion originally
referred to the proposed $5.5
million sale of the property to
investor Steve Israel. a deal
which fell through last year.
An amended motion was
filed March 3, acknowledg-
ing the aborted sale but leav-
ing unchanged Welt's basic
arguments.
A hearing for the motion
had been scheduled for
March 26 in Miami.

AP Chamber

not moving...

at least not yet

Rumor of move to
Community Center
premature, Adelt says
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
Avon Park A trial balloon
of an idea was put into the air
the other day when Sarah
Adelt, interim city manager,
and George Hall, city council-
man, were overheard to suggest
that the Chamber of Commerce
might move into the
Community Center.
Their goal would be to save
the city money, as the commu-
nity center isn't coming close
to paying for itself, and benefit
the chamber with more space.
In a surprise to Adelt, the
trial balloon of an idea quickly


become a full-fledged rumor,
one she sought to warn the
council about at Monday's
meeting,
That is because the sugges-
tion is only a u:ipY-E'.iri at this
time,
No one knows what anyone
really thinks, or if the plan
would actually benefit anyone
at all.
The Chamber of Commerce
board is meeting next to dis-
cuss the possibility, but at least
until then, and maybe longer,
no one is committing to any-
thing.


A ticket to ride


News-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
About 300 people took advantage of the Skip
Barber volunteer drivers Sunday and got two
laps around Sebring International Raceway
during the Ride the Race Track event. Six cars
rode, three at a time, at about half the speed
the racers will use. That was still fast enough
to throw people from side to side for a taste of
the real thing. With Skip Barber donating cars,
drivers and gasoline, all funds went to the
Sebring Chamber of Commerce, which
declined to announce how much money was
raised, or exactly what it would be used for.
Frank Salem (right), visiting from Ontario,
Canada, patiently waits his turn at Ride the
Racetrack Sunday. He used to race himself in
the 1960s, and had heard about Sebring's
tough track. He was looking forward to experi-
encing it.


CRA continues to look at ways



to lure businesses downtown


By MATT MURPHY
matt.murphy@newssun .com
SEBRING The Sebring
-Community Redevelopment
Agency board continued look-
ing at ways to lure business
downtown at its Monday meet-
ing, but this time they looked
to other state CRAs for guid-
ance.
The discussion originated
last month partly in response to
the recent spate of business
closings in the Circle area.
Pollard was instructed to com-
pile information from CRAs
throughout the state and see if
any of them had tried programs
such as rental subsidies in
order to draw in new business-
es
The only example of a rental
subsidy is in Delray Beach.
The city's Business
Development Program offers
up to $5,000 per year in rent
subsidies to new businesses
that come into the area. The
program is very strict, and the
application calls for detailed
budget forecasting, financial
statements and a business plan.
But Pollard said the problem
with the policy is that the
requested financial informa-
tion, once forwarded to the
CRA, becomes public record,
which could be a cause of hes-
itation to some businesses that
might prefer more privacy.
"The requirements they laid
down for this provides for


Meeting looked

at ideas from

other state CRAs

information that, quite frankly,
we don't want in our office,"
Pollard said.
"I don't want to be responsi-
ble for having private sector or
individual business financial
information in my office,
because as soon as it comes in,
it's a matter of public record."
A better option for the CRA
could be working with busi-
nesses to help pay fees, cover
expenses for land preparation
or permitting, or other incen-
tives that could be used to
bring people in. The CRA'has
done this before, Pollard said,
and could easily do it again.
"We can do that," Pollard
said, "I'm just not sure you
want to do it as a grant." He
added that grants such as rental
subsidies are funds that do not
come back to the city and don't
increase the value of buildings,
while facade grants and similar
incentives result in increased
value and revenue.
Board member Kelly Griffin
again suggested assisting busi-
nesses in marketing efforts,
reiterating her idea from last
month.
"We could put together a
cooperative marketing effort,"


Griffin said. "They would pay
fbr it and provide us a copy,
and we would pay them back
in a percentage."
CRA Chairman Gene
Brenner said if businesses
.-Crqstd umniler .the frame:
work of the historic downtown
district, it would be beneficial'
to the entire area.
"If the marketer owned a
business and also mentioned
downtown Sebring in the ad, it
could possibly benefit every-
body a little bit but mostly ben-
efit them," Brenner said.
"That's the type of incentive
we may be able to do."
Pollard suggested working
with the Chamber of
Commerce's .Downtown
Council in advertising, saying
if the marketing was done
through the CRA, each busi-
ness would be required to seek
three quotes and go through
the city-mandated competitive
bidding process.
"If we get into that business,
we have to follow the procure-
ment policy of the city,"
Pollard said.
"We don't want to get in the
business of procuring ads for
private business. As soon as we
do that, there will be an outcry
for businesses not in the dis-
trict, saying 'why aren't you
doing that for me?'"

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By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING Drug money
was the motive for four men
whoe broke into a home early
in November and threatened a
woman with her life, accord-
ing to officials with the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office.
Three of the lour suspects
face charges and all were
being held without bond.
W.irratil, were obtained for
Ashley Thomas Martin, 31,
Chad Anthony Martin, 27,
and Kerden Mills, 26, all of
Sebring jlirtoi!ih the course of'
the irn thl i)';liioi.,
Chad Martin was arrested
Jan. 30 and charged with kid-
napping, armed burglary of a
dwelling and aggravated
assault.
When Ashley Martin and


Mills were indicated as two of
the three other suspects, they
were arrested March 10.
Mills was already in cus-
tody on other charges and
Ashley Martin was arrested
for kidnapping, armed burgla-
ry of a dwelling, aggravated
assault and battery.
The men allegedly entered
the home on Sparkling Drive
in Sebring and asked a
woman where "the money"
was, said HCSO detective
Anthony McGann in an arrest
report.
When asked about the con-
frontation, the woman told
officials that Chad Martin ref-
erenced $15,000 and said it
involved some type of deal
with her ex-boyfriend.
"The reference was to
drugs," HCSO Lt. Tim
Lcthhridge said


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It's about time: Sebring


rider expires March 31

Power bills will drop for 12,000 customers


By MATT MURPHY
mat.murphy@newssun.com
SEBRING Around
12,000 Progress Energy cus-
tomers will be seeing a slight
drop in their bills at the end of
this month, thanks to the
March 31 expiration of the
Sebring rider.
The rider came into exis-
tence in 1993 when Progress
Energy bought the Sebring
Utilities Commission. As part
of that purchase, Progress
Energy assumed over $50
million in debt, and the rider
was assessed to
recover that money. Celeb
The rider is
applied to areas that plan
were formerly served The
by the Utilities
Commission, and it at
is assessed at 1.293
cents per kilowatt hour. The
average assessment for a typ-
ical home is $13 a month,
Progress Energy spokesper-
son Cherie Jacobs said.
The rider affects homes
throughout the downtown
area as well as other outlying
areas of the city and county,
Jacobs said, but there is no
coherent geographical loca-
tion of residents affected. In
fact, according to Community
Relations Manager Jerry
Miller, there could be houses
in the same neighborhood sit-
ting side by side where one
pays the rider and the other
doesn't.
"The map doesn't make
sense," Miller said, adding
that anyone who had a con-
nection with Sebring Utilities
before the purchase would be
affected.


Cr
n

;t


While the expiration of the
rider is good news for the vast
majority of customers cur-
rently paying it, there will be
around 500 customers- who
will continue to pay the rider
for the next few months
because of a readjustment in
assessing the fee.
"About two years ago, we
realized the list of folks pay-
ing the rider needed adjust-
ment," Jacobs said.
"Some were paying the
rider that didn't need to, and
others weren't paying that
needed to. We did a
ration scrub on the list and
corrected it. There
ed on
were a few folks that
Circle had not been paying
that should have
p.m.
been."
Those customers
were billed retroactively for
the previous 12 months of
payments they didn't make,
and to assist them, the pay-
ments were broken up and
expanded into 24 payments.
Customers will continue to
pay that balance -for "several
months," Jacobs said.
An event will be held at the
Circle March 31 celebrating
the end of the rider era.
Both Miller and Sebring
Mayor George Hensley are
tentatively scheduled to speak
at the event, which is meant
as a celebration of the rider's
last day and is scheduled to
begin at 5 p.m.
"We wanted to have some-
thing to kind of mark the
occasion," Miller said.
Contact Progress Energy at
1-800-700-8744 for more
information about the rider.


Warrant arrest leads to felony

drug trafficking charge


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK A man
wanted by the U.S. Marshals
was apprehended in Avon Park
and faces additional charges
after officials found enough
methamphetamine to be a first-
degree trafficking felony.
Joseph Light, 42, of Avon
Park, was wanted for a viola-
tion of probation.
After locating Light,
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office deputy Michael Grieco
-Jr. and other deputies'went to
serve the warrant at the Sharon
Motel.
Officials reported the-burn-
ing smell of methamphetamine
emitting from the smoke-filled
room, Deputy Michael Ahrens
wrote in a police report.
Before being cuffed, Light
threw a pack of Marlboro ciga-
rettes on the ground.
The pack allegedly con-
tained 10.5 grams of metham-
phetamine.
Searching the room,
deputies allegedly found 8.8
additional grams of metham-
phetamine, 10.3 grams of mar-
ijuana, a scale with white
residue on it, two prescription
Alprazolam pills and numer-
ous pieces of drug parapherna-


lia.
In addition to his violatioiin
of probation charges, Light is
facing charges of possession of
a controlled substance without
a prescription, possession of
marijuana, methamphetamine
trafficking, and possession of
narcotic equipment.


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Tom Near of Placid Lakes waves the green flag Tuesday afternoon as a long day of testing is
about to come to a close with a final running of non-turbo Porsches. Near has been corner
working about five years.


CORNER
Continued from 1A
someday," the jazz musician
who specializes in trombone,
trumpet and saxophone said..
Northern respects the driv-
ers who run their cars for 12
hours Saturday and in the var-
ious competitions leading up
to the big Race, as they have
obligations to sponsors and
owners.
But, he's running his own
endurance event, spending
12-18 hours a day at that first
intersection after the bridge.
"Since it's not far from
home,'I decided to give it a
try," Northern said, explain-
ing how he came to work at
Sebring International
Raceway. "I've been hooked
ever since."
The people roaming the
Paddock seem hooked on
Northern also, though few
know his name.
Ask about him though, and
they smile knowingly, then
shuffle their forearms back
and forth.
Those who cross his path
give a friendly nod of
acknowledgment, or mimic
his motions. i;, ,


"Just be careful," Northern
said, when asked if he had
any advice to this week's
party-goers and race watch-
ers, noting that regulars, the
12 Hours of Sebring veteran's,
sometimes overload their
pickups.
When Placid Lakes' Tom
Near wants send a cautionary
warning, he waves the yellow
flag.
It was one of several flags
from green to blue-yellow at
his disposal Tuesday as he
workedthe corner at Turn 1.
Near is a part-time corner
worker at the track, but begin-
ning today he's be off the job
while volunteers trade their
services for access to race.
The flags allow track offi-
cials to communicate with the
drivers, warning them that a
faster car is approaching from
behind (the blue and yellow
"move over" flag), informing
them about debris, oil, water
or other track surface contam-
inants (yellow and red) or that
it's time to return to the pits
(red).
"It's fun, it gets you out
here," Near said, explaining
he fell into the job when he
found out his buddy Rick


Johnson was a corner worker,
That was five years ago.
Johnson has since become a
full-time employee and is
flown to various races as
needed.
"This is the hardest spot to
pick out a car because they're
all coming at ya in a straight
line," Near said, explaining
Turn 1 is also one of the less
likely spots for a crash.
However, should a wreck
happen there and depending
on the vehicle type on the
track, the crashes can be spec-
tacular with the 160-170 mph
speeds coming off the front
straight.
During certain races, such
as Saturday's 12 Hours,
mixed classes race simultane-
ously, meaning Near's job is
all the more important.
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grasping a handle wrapped
with blue and yellow cloth,
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other flag."

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Letters


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DAN HOEHNE
Sports Editor


Try to slow down


during Race Week

A warm welcome from Highlands County to those
of you who have driven, flown or sailed a sea to get
here for the 12 Hours of Sebring.
It is our biggest celebration except for Christmas,
and we look forward to your arrival every year.
For 12 months, those of us who live for engines and
wheels can hardly wait.
Then comes the first exciting sign a recreational
vehicle with Sebring Raceway or Bust painted on the
side.
Slowly at first, you visitors begin to arrive. A trick-
le at first, until going into the week, you have grown
into a swell, inundating the county, filling the roads,
hotels and restaurants. Even the air sparkles with your
accents, our streets filled with the new and the differ-
ent.
When we are lucky, when the wind is right; we
become a part of it all, hearing the sound of the pow-
erful, tightly wound whine of the race cars as they
practice and qualify miles away, teasing our adrenal
glands, making us itch.
So the week explodes upon us, to fly by as fast as
those metal marvels of tomorrow careen around the
track from yesterday; the race pushing the engines,
the tires, the men, us; it is compelling.
The ground vibrates there is so much ,power and
movement.
The crowd is at pitch peak, its emotions stoked by
gasoline fumes, seared rubber and sweat.
As abruptly, it will be over. Empty fields back
where whole cities of aluminum and steel had stood.
Only the faintest wisp of exhaust left to tickle the
Senses.
But what a rush while it happens.
And it is that rush we need to keep under control.
Just because a race car driver lurks within most of
us is no excuse to let him out on innocent city streets.
In fact, those of us who live here have our work as
hosts cut out for us answering questions, making
-change, giving directions, setting an example.
We need to remember not everyone knows where
he is going this week. Be patient and prepared for the-
drivers going slower, their GPS units turned on, look-
ing for signs or landmarks, signaling at the very last
minute.
Leave more time to get anywhere.
Look before stepping into a street.
Be especially alert for those who have been drink-
ing, and try not to be stupid yourselves remember,
only two years ago, two men, in separate incidents at
the track, fell out of the backs of pick-up trucks and
died when their heads cracked open on the pavement.
Both were drunk.
Race Week is a wonderful, heady, very feel-alive-
time, especially for those who appreciate machines.
Please, everyone enjoy the thrill. Live long enough
to treasure the memory. And come back next year for
more.


Just call me McDreamy


I am a dreamer. And I don't
mean that in a high and mighty
way, I simply mean at night I
dream a lot. The bad thing is
that they are sooo good that
many mornings I go back to
sleep when I should get up and
do stuff because I know they are
way better than what the morn-
ing hast to offer.
The past six months or so has
been kind of a strange time for
my dreaming. The first reason is
that I keep having these dreams
within dreams. If you don't get
it let me give you an example.
I have a dream that I am fail-
ing this spelling test where
instead of writing utensils you
have to write all the words using
organic material found on the
ground. I am failing the test and
am really ticked because for
some reason the teacher (who in
real life happens to be my den-
tist) isn't letting me use Google
or Wikipedia. But, for some rea-
son I know all this is a dream.
I wake up (into another
dream), and I am in this house
where this woman is trying to
wake me up for breakfast. I
come down the ladder from the
attic to breakfast. Her two kids
are sitting around in the living
room watching TV. Slowly I
gather that one of the kids is 28
years old, but has a disease that
doesn't allow him to grow so he
looks like he is 3. The other kid
looks like he is 28, but come to
find out he has a disease that
makes him look 28 even though


he has actually only been alive
for three years. Oh yeah, and
their dad is a welder in the mid-
dle ages. Very odd.
So then I wake up and am
startled to find out that I was
really dreaming because I was
convinced the second dream was
real.
It's like nighttime is when my
mind decides to get.back at me
for using it all day for things it
apparently doesn't appreciate.
The second thing that has
been strange about my dreams is
that my friend Jerry shows up in
a lot of my dreams. We hang out
a lot in my dreams, laughing and
telling jokes. We lie around my
house with sun spilling in -
through the windows. He is
almost always wearing a plaid
blue western shirt with snaps.
He rolls up the sleeves onto his
forearms. But his arms are skin-
Sny and they come undone and he
fixes them a lot. It seems he is
always laughing, laughing that
big laugh of his where his eyes
close behind his glasses.
The thing is Jerry died this
past July. .
Jerry was special and I don't
say that just because he is dead.
It's because it's true. First off,
medically he was pretty special.
He was born with a hole in his
heart and wasn't expected to
live even into his teens. Instead
in his teens he got a heart trans-
plant. Unfortunately, it became
apparent the last few years that
he needed another transplant.


Get control of property taxes
Editor:
Since 2000 when I bought here, my
tax bill has increased each year. The
property appraiser has stated that last
year home values increased 14 percent
on average in HIghlands County accord-
ing to a newspaper article last year. The
property appraiser has not reduced valu-
ations as we have seen both local and
national real estate values plummet
since 2005.
The only reason I can keep my home
is because of the Save Qur Homes pro-
vision that caps my tax bill increases to
3 percent. While on an individual case
basis, my tax appraisal is not high
enough to ask for a hearing, it is clear
that increases in property tax liability
far exceed the increases in local real
estate prices.
Commissioners, lower taxes, cut
spending, and please use staff to do
their jobs, without hiring unnecessary
consultants. If we all pull together,
Highlands County will rebound without
giving away the proverbial farm to spe-
cial interests.
Richard Duvigneaud
Sebring

Las Vegas Review set
'Editor:
A reminder of the upcoming event
which will take place this coming up
Sunday, March 16 which is the Bonnie'
Gray Las Vegas Review Show at the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Avon
Park at 3 p.m.
Tickets are on sale at the post (452-
9853) or call Lori Nagy (453-2169).
This is a main money-making project
of the Ladies Auxiliary to help with the
* cost of the programs that they
sponsor:Children's National Home, Girl
Scouts and, of course, the biggest, sup-
porting our troops and their families, at
home or overseas.
Hope to see you on March 16 at 3


Betty Lou Nagy
Avon Park


Let voters decide on new
sheriff's building
Editor:
SOn Feb. 19, the board of county com-
missioners was given an update on the
proposed $13 million Highlands County
Sheriff's Office building, which is to be
built behind the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center. After a review of these
plans, I have a number of concerns. My
observations are based on my 35 years
as a law enforcement professional, with
extensive experience and participation
in the planning, renovation and new
construction of numerous law enforce-
ment facilities.
The proposed new sheriff's facility
appears to be extraordinarily large, over
built and expensive for the number of
employees that will work in the build-
ing. As an example, a number of the
work spaces allocated for the new struc-
ture are indicated on the plan for patrol
deputies and supervisors who should


Dabbling
With Daniel
Daniel Bedell
But that second transplant never
got the chance to happen.
To me, though, the bigger rea-
son that Jerry was special was
that I can't think of a single per-
son who disliked him. I really
mean that. I am not saying
everyone thought he was the
greatest thing since Gatorade,
but no one disliked him. I know
when I kick the bucket if anyone
says that about me they'll be
lying, but not with Jerry.
What does all this 'mean? All
this means I am really thankful
to my whacked out brain that it
brings Jerry back to me late at
night. I am glad I still get to
hear him laugh and watch him
adjust the sleeves of his shirt. I
am glad we still go on adven-
tures and have fun, even if we
have to do it with my fifth-grade
teacher in an above-ground pool
filled with giant goldfish and a
dolphin named Sydney that has
a scar looks like Abe Lincoln.
Yeah, even with all that I feel
happy to see my friend.

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


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very seldom be in the headquarters
facility. The advantage of computers in
patrol cars is to keep deputies in-their
patrol vehicles, patrolling our communi-
ty and responding to calls for service
and not in the office!
There are numerous other examples
of space that could be eliminated or
consolidated saving hours of square feet
and millions of dollars in costs. Cost
consideration should be paramount,
especially in these uncertain economic
times. Based upon current economic
trends, revenue sources to find this proj-
ect are likely to decline, requiring the
county to borrow money or obtain a
bond to fund the project which would
Snot be fiscally prudent at this time.
In summation, the cost, location and
even whether a new sheriff's office
facility is needed are critical issues to
our community and will be important
concerns in the upcoming sheriff's cam-
paign and election. Therefore, I would
recommend that the BOCC postpone
until after the November election the
authorization for this project to move
forward. In so doing, the citizens of our
county will have a voice as to whether
they believe it is even necessary to have
a new sheriff's office built and, if so,
whether they believe less expensive
alternatives should be more fully
explored.
Ron Grimming
Lake Placid

Bouquets

Volunteers have turned out at
Hansen House
Editor:
I truly have to say that my faith in
fellow man is still alive and well due to
the wonderful response we have had
from the public since beginning the
project of making the Hansen House a
nice place for teenage girls.
First, the American Legion Avon Park
Post and Unit 69 came in and donated
money to redo three bedrooms and three
baths, then monetary donations came in
from Mr. and Mrs. John Stouffer and
Marie and John Fisher. The
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Avon
Park, under the direction of Maureen
Grodzinski, adopted a room and with


volunteers Midge Eller, Mary Ann
McCain, Thelma Sautter, Cheryl Grove,
Bernie Schramm, Frank Sautter, Stan
Neitzel, Paul Minnich and Jim Johnson,
who really outdid themselves with a
room that looks like home makeover.
Then the Sebring Moose called to say
they will do a bedroom as will the
Sebring American Legion Post 74 and
my new friend, Betty Cruise with The
Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day
Saints, took the last bedroom to be
done.
Now we have. one bath and the liv-
ing/dining area. Good news for the liv-
ing area is that Roberta Tremter of Lake
Placid is giving us a gorgeous floral
new couch and love seat. The ladies
Cabane 899 donated $250 for new
blinds and movie passes for the girls
night out.
Now, is it any wonder I have great
faith in my fellow man. We still need
activity passes, cleaning supplies, table
and lamps, carpeting, someone to paint
living area, ahd gardeners for front
entrance. Together we are surely making
the Hansen House a warmer, nicer place
for these teenage girls to live and show-
ing them there are lots of people who
care. If you care and want to help con-
tact me and we will put you to work or
gladly take your donations.
Darlene Watkin
Sebring
The writer is Children and Youth Chairman
for American Legion Unit 69. She can be
called at '314-9107.

Marine jacket was welcome
Editor:
I would like to publicly thank every-
one for all their prayers and best wishes
after my recent accident.
I would also like to make a special
request: A young man arrived on the
scene and loaned me a U.S. Marine
fatigue jacket. I would like to return this
to him, but I did not get his name.
Would this Good Samaritan please con-
tact me so that I can thank you and
return your jacket?
Steve (Buzzy) Roberts III
Sebring

The writer can be contacted at Ridge Florist,
1-800-445-8429.


One person's story of love can


make a difference in many lives


All it takes sometimes is one person's
story to impact the people around them.
What I am coming to find is that each
person around us has a story to share. We
all have gone through something in our
lives, whether is it is good or bad. We
have all been given different stories that
we are'able to help other people around
us, if only we learn how to share them
when the time is right.
It has always been enjoyable for me to
curl up with a good book in hand. Lately,
I have been finding myself immersed in
books that are autobiographies. These
stories about people's real lives have not
only kept me reading to see what would
happen next, but encouraged me as well.
The most recent story was entitled "The
Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom. It is
basically about this older woman's life
during the Nazi invasion of Holland.
Although she was not Jewish, she was
caught giving aid to people who were.
Due to this, she was sentenced to time in
concentration camps around Europe.
Yet, in this paperback book, I was able
to discover the depths of forgiveness that
a person is able to have. This lady spoke
about the love that her sister, who went
through the trials of the camps, had for
not only the other prisoners, but for the
guards as well. She would love on these
people, despite the harsh conditions that
they had to face. The forgiveness and
love that they prayed for daily changed
the lives of all who came in contact with
them.
After reading this, I realized the for-
giveness that can be found in the Lord


Murphy's
Law
Lindsey Murphy
runs so deep that we cannot even begin
to describe the measures of it. It is
incredible to see the forgiveness that peo-
ple are able to display to others, after the
hurt that has been directed towards them.
It truly is inspiring to see that people,
despite all of the hardness and pain,
could honestly show love to another per-
son.
Whether it is the deepest of wounds,
like Corrie ten Boom experienced, or
another fracture of emotion, it is still able
to be forgiven. It is looking past the hurt
and the pain to see the forgiveness that
we are able to extend through His love.
By this lady that sharing her story, I was
able to see this in a whole new light. I
was also able to see how important it is
to share our own stories, for it will not
only inspire others but perhaps help
them out through troubled times as well.

Lindsey Murphy is an Avon Park resident.
She can be contacted by e-mail at
Inm_000@yahoo.com.


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The News-Sun would like to remind
the readers that the names listed below
reflect those who have been charged
with a crime, but they are all innocent
until proven guilty by a court of law. If
anyone listed here is acquitted or has
charges dropped, they can bring in proof
of such decision or mail a copy to the
paper and the News-Sun will be happy to
report that information. The News-Sun is
at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
33870.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on Friday,
Jan. 25:
Eddie Baez, 36, of Avon Park, was reg-
istered as a convicted felon.
Davina Andrea Bellamy, 19, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
degree of property.
Brandi Gene Bennette, 23, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for fraud, uttering
false bank bill, note, check or draft.
Donald Black Jr., 29, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for two counts of larceny,
petit, first offense; three counts of bur-
glary of structure, conveyance,
unarmed, without person inside; and lar-
ceny or theft.
Korie Leigh Capitano, 25, of
Jamestown, Ky., was charged with fail-
ure to appear for non-compliance on
compound.
Rudolph Melbourne Hyde, 35, of
Auburndale, awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid license.
Joshua Scott Maranda, 21, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use; and pos-
session of marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
Miguel Nunez Martinez, 22, 'of Lake
Placid, was charged on a municipal ordi-
nance violation.
Brandon David McManus, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use; and pos-
session of marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Robert Michael Parker, 19, of Sebring,


awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
offense; and burglary with assault or
battery.
* Florence Lorey Selph, 34, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for domestic violence or
battery, touch or strike.
Michelle Danielle Settar, 34, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for driving while
license suspended, first offense; and five
counts of obtaining property with worth-
less checks.
Jimmy Daniel Sexton, 22, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for two counts of possess-
ing new legend drug without prescrip-
tion; possession of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of marijia-
na, not more than 20 grams.
Earnest..Lavon Turner, 23, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for driving while
license 'suspended, first offense; and
probation violation, felony or community
control for possession of cocaine.
Dan Gregory Wells, 25, of Lake Placid,
awaiting trial for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, second
offense; driving while license suspend-
ed, first offense; DUI and damaged prop-
erty; refusing to submit to DUI test after
license suspended; and domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike.
Michelle Marie Wills, 27, of Lorida,
awaiting trial for cruelty toward child,
abuse without great harm.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Thursday, Jan. 24:
* Connie Marie Alvarez, 31, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for giving false identifica-
tion to law enforcement officer; fraud or
swindling to obtain property; and larceny
or theft.
* Robin Stephanie Coronado, 21, await-
ing trial for three out-of-county warrants
for no valid driver license; possession of
methamphetamine; and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
* Brandy Dion Gomez, 28, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for domestic violence or
battery, touch or strike.
* Jose Alfredo Govea, 21, of Moultrie,


Obituaries


Barbara Dakin
Barbara J. Dakin, 80, of
Sebring died Feb. 16, 2008.
Born in Flint, Mich., she
moved to Sebring in 1978.
She worked as a bookkeeper
for Lane Bryant in Lorraine,
Ohio, and attended Bible
Fellowship.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Robert; daughters, Jane
Souther and Joan Hicks; son,
Robert Dakin; a brother,
David Surles; eight grandchil-
dren and 19 great-grandchil-
dren.
Services will be at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at Morris Funeral
Chapel with the family
receiving friends one hour
prior.

Alma Miner
Alma Elizabeth "Betty"
Miner, 79, of Lake Placid
died March 9, 2008. Born in
Bainbridge, Ga., she moved
to Lake Placid in 1990. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine.
She is survived by a son,
David Stinson; daughters,
Malinda "Kay" Hightower,
and Anne Stinson; sisters,
Sarah Harrell and Louise
Farlow; three grandchildren
and a great-granddaughter.
The family will receive
friends from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday at Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid. Funeral
service will be 11 a.m. Friday
at First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine. Burial will
follow at Oak Hill Cemetery,
Lake Placid. Donations in her
memory may be made to
O.E.S. Chapter 260, 325 E.
Waterway Ave. NW, Lake
Placid, FL 33852.

Velma Moore
Velma Maydelle Moore,
87, of Sebring died March 9,
2008. Born in Cass, W.Va.,
she moved to Sebring in 2003.
She was a registered nurse.
She was a member of St. John
United Methodist Church in
Sebring.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Floyd E.; daughter,
Judy Brown; son, Kenneth;
sister, Maxine Foe; brother,
John Shinaberry; four grand-
children and two great-grand-
children.
The family will receive
friends from 10-11 a.m.
Saturday at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring. Funeral services will
follow at the funeral home at
11,a.m., with the Rev. Ron
DeGenaro officiating.
Interment at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, Avon
Park, will be held immediate-
ly following the service.

Aldrick Rivers
Aldrick M. "Bill" Rivers;
78 of Sebring died March 8,
2008. He was born in Three
Mile Bay, N.Y. He was a
retired truck driver.
He is survived by his chil-


dren, Shirley Ann Comier,
Mark Rivers, and Daniel
Rivers; sister, Nora Beach;
brothers, Vernon Rivers, and
Floyd Rivers; and 10 grand-
children.
Visitation will be Friday at
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring. Services will be at
11 a.m. Saturday at Morris
Funeral Chapel. Burial will
follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family request memorials
to the American Heart
Association.

Woodrow Roberts
Woodrow Wilson Roberts,
90, of Sebring died March 10,
2008. Born in Sarasota, he
moved to Sebring within the
past two years. He was a com-
mercial fisherman.
He is survived by his wife
of 67 years, Wanda; daugh-
ters, Cheryl A. Shaster and
Darleen G.Woodman; brother,
George; four grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
Cremation. arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Stanely Smith
Stanley F. Smith, 74, of
Sebring died March 6, 2008.
Born in Weston, Mich., he
worked at Tecumseh
Products. He was a member
of Maple Avenue Bible
Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Betty; a son, Steve; step-


Ga., awaiting trial for operating motor
vehicle without valid license.
* Ochordo Howardo Hansel, 29, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving while
license suspended, habitual offender.
* Alvaro Hernandez Jr., 23, of Avon
Park, was charged with probation viola-
tion, misdemeanor or community con-
trol for knowingly driving while license
suspended or revoked.
* Corrina Colleen Hobson, 23, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for larceny, petit,
first offense.
* Jessie Nicole Joel, 21, of Sebring, was
recommitted for probation violation,
misdemeanor or community control,
awaiting trial, two counts of battery on
officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.; two
counts of battery, touch or strike; and
resisting officer with violence.
* Karen Lynn Largent, 31, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for failure to appear for
petit or retail theft; and contempt of
court, child support.
* Van Steven Lester, 48, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for failure to appear driving
while license suspended or revoked; and
probation violation, misdemeanor or
community control for driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
* Tommy Ray Little, 27, of Lake Wales,
was charged with probation violation,
felony or community control for grand
theft.
* Earl Lester Lumpkin, 67, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for insurance fraud; and
larceny or theft.
* Robert Earl McGee, 56, of Avon Park,
was registered as a convicted felon.
* Justin Ashley Montero, 25, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
* Paul Duane Nicholson, 22, of Sebring,
was charged with probation violation,
misdemeanor or community control for
driving under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, personal and property damage.
* Justin Reid Pulley, 25, of Sebring, was
charged with probation violation, felony
or community control for attempted bur-
glary of dwelling.



daughter, Debra Marring; a
sister, Leona Alfrey; and
brothers, Philip and Leland
"Ray."
Private services will be
held in Adrian, Mich., today.
Burial will be in Rollin
Center Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the
direction of the Wagley
Funeral Home Adrian, Mich.

Freddie Souers
Freddie Souers,
93, of Sebring died
March 7, 2008.
Born in Dover,
Ohio, he served in the Army
Air Corps from 1942-1945.
He retired in 1977 as adminis-
trative assistant with
A mie r i c a n
E l.e,c t r i c
Power, Fort
W ayne ,
Indiana,
SIndiana and
Michigan
SDivision.
He is sur-
vived by his
wife of 62 years, Dorine;
sons, Steven and Scott; sis-
ters, June Herman and
Marjorie Marsh; one grand-
son.
Memorial donations may
be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'n Lake
Blvd., Sebring, Fl 33872.
Cremation arrangements have
been entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
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Velma Maydelle Moore, 87, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008 in Sebring. She was born
Stony Bottom, West Virginia, to Albert II. and Pearle (Hedrick) Shinaberry in Cass, West Virginia. She was a
Registered Nurse and had also worked in a beauty shop; was a Den Mother and 4-H Sponsor as well as a Sunday
School Teacher. She moved to Stuart, Florida in 1949 and was a former member of the Stuart Women's Club and
the Congregational Church of Palm City. In 1985 she moved to Arcadia, Florida, where she was a member of
Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been a resident of Sebring since 2003 and was a member of St. John
United Methodist Church in Sebring.
She is survived by her Husband Floyd E. Moore, Sebring; Daughter,Judy (and Rufus) Brown, Sebring; Son,
Kenneth (and Rosamund) Moore, New Castle-upon-tyne, UK; Sister, Maxine Foe, Cass, West Virginia; Brother, John
Shinaberry, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia; Grandchildren, Michael H. Brown, Sebring; Nicole A. Larsen,
Avon Park, Florida; Duncan Moore ani leather Moore, both of New Castle-upon-tyne, UK; Great-Grandchildren,
Dylan Brown, Sebring and Chance Larsen, Avon Park.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Ron DeGearo
officiating. Interment at lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, will be held immediately following the service.
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* Deborah Smalley Sauls, 41, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for battery, touch or
strike; and cruelty toward child, infliction
of physical or mental injury.
* Frankie Smith Sr., 30, of Avon Park,
was recommitted for domestic violence
or battery, touch or strike.
* Joshua Lee Stevens, 23, of Lakeland,
was charged with probation violation,
felony or community control for burgla-
ry of conveyance; and grand theft.
* Marvalius Laclut Swift, 34, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, etc. within
1,000 feet of place of worship or busi-
ness, Schedule II; and selling cocaine
within 1,000 feet of place of worship or
business, Schedule II.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Wednesday, Jan. 23:
* Ray Autry Adkins, 55, of Lake Placid,
awaiting trial for larceny, petit, third or
subsequent offense.
* Patrick Kyle Benitez, 22, of Fort
Meade, was charged with probation vio-
lation, felony or community control for
grand theft; and possession of metham-
phetamine.
* Matthew Stokes Billings, 23, of Avon
Park, was registered as a convicted
felon.
* Fred Chandler, 43, of Bowling Green,
was charged on a municipal ordinance
violation.
* Kelsey Mikal Chapman, '22, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
* Neil Allen Dickens, 35, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for domestic violence or
battery, touch or strike.
* Armando Espinoza 18, of Lake Placid,
awaiting trial for probation violation,
misdemeanor or community control for
possession of drug paraphernalia.
* Glasford Hamilton, 26, of Avon Park,
was registered as a convicted felon.
* Derick Devon Hammonds, 28, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
* Marvina Catherine Hoak, 45, of Spring
Hill, was charged with probation viola-
tion, felony or community control for
scheme to defraud; and grand theft.
* Alexandros Elbert Jackson, 32, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
* Shawn Allan Knapp, 38, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for domestic violence or
battery, touch or strike.
* Kyle Emmett Lefiles, 20, of Sebring,
was registered as a convicted felon.
* Juan Mendez, 36, of Arcadia, was
recommitted for operating motor vehicle
without valid license.
* Christopher Bryan Miller, 23, of
Sebring, was charged on a Hardee
County warrant for battery.


* Dieulifaite Mitil, 20, of Lake Placid,
was charged with probation violation,
felony or community control for posses-
sion of cannabis, under 20 grams; and
two counts of possession of drug para-
phernalia.
* Rogelio Perez Montalvo, 35, of Lake
Placid, was charged on a municipal ordi-
nance violation.
* Carol Lynn Niedt, 50, of Zephyrhills,
was charged with probation violation,
felony or community control for posses-
sion of cocaine.
* Alfonso Jermaine Perdue, 31, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession of
possession of marijuana, not more than
20 grams; resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; and domestic violence
or felony battery, domestic battery by
strangulation.
* Jose Omar Perez, 27, of Sebring, was
registered as a convicted felon.
* Silvester Pierre Jr., 26, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for resisting officer,
obstruction without violence.
* Nelson Dewitt Ross, 42, of Lake
Placid, was charged on a Broward
County warrant for driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
* Juan Morales Ruiz, 20, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for failure to appear for
possession of cocaine; possession of
cannabis; possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use; and possession of
marijuana, not more than 20 grams.
* Maria Resendes Seda, 52, of Avon ,
Park, awaiting trial for fraud or swin-
dling, obtaining property; and larceny or
theft.
* Karie Kay Smith, 33, of Winter Haven,
was charged with probation violation,
felony or community control for posses-
sion of cocaine; and attempted purchase
of cocaine.
* Kirk Ashley Thompson, 20, of
Sebring, was registered as a convicted
felon.
* Shata Jerome Whitt, 18, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for possession of marijua-
na, not more than 20 grams; resisting
officer with violence; and battery on offi-
cer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Tuesday, Jan. 22:
* Melinda Mitzi Burns, 22, of Avon Park,
was recommitted for burglary with
assault or battery.
* Rolando Castillo, 37, of Hialeigh,
awaiting trial for failure to appear for fail-
ing to redeliver hired or leased personal
property.
* Glenford George Chambers, 36, of Ft.
Lauderdale, was recommitted for driving
while license suspended, habitual
offender.
* Randal Martin Deatherage, 44, of
Sebring, was recommitted for driving
while license suspended, habitual
offender; and driving while license sus-
pended, third or subsequent offense.
* Benjamin Vaughn Drummond, 16, of
Sebring, was charged for larceny, petit,
first offense.
* James Earl Ellis, 40, of Sebring, await-
ing trial for trafficking drugs, four grams
less than 30 kilograms, other controlled
substance; possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use; trafficking
cocaine, 28 grams less than 150 kilo-
grams cocaine or mixture; possession of


marijuana with intent to sell, etc. within
1,000 feet of specified area, Schedule I;
and possession of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams.
* Harold Lee Fernandez, 29, of Avon
Park, was charged with driving while
license suspended, habitual offender.
* Matthew Joseph Gase, 19, of Avon
Park, was recommitted for larceny of
credit card; larceny, petit, first offense;
and fraud, illegal use of credit cards,
used more than two times in six months
to obtain goods or money.
* Ruben Gil-Jeno, 19, of Lake Placid,
was charged on a municipal ordinance
violation.
* Naquila Lasheze Hardy, 29, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for probation viola-
tion, misdemeanor or community con-
trol for simple battery.
* Sonny Ray Holland, 28, of Lake
Placid, was recommitted for dealing in
stolen property; larceny or theft; and
burglary/possession of tools with intent
to use.
* Garry James Hornsby, 24, of North
Port, awaiting trial for failure to appear
for knowingly driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; and non-compliance,
failure to appear for jail sentence.
* Marline Kaytheia Joseph, 22, of
Sebring, was recommitted for larceny or
retail theft, first offense.
* Reva Jean Lowe, 22, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
offense.
* Lisa Merilus, 21, of Winter Haven,
awaiting trial for driving While license
suspended, first offense.
* Nathan David Miller, 22, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for possession of
marijuana, not more than 20 grams.
* Patrick Craig Moore, 37, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for failure to appear
for obtaining property with worthless
check; and issuing or obtaining property
with worthless check.
* Alberto Carattin Nunez, 51, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for tampering, fabri-
cating or destroying, physical evidence;
and possession of cocaine.
* Santiago Nunez Jr., 23, of Lake Placid,
was charged with probation violation,
misdemeanor or community control for
driving under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
* Misty Lynn Patton, 23, of Wauchula,
was charged with driving while license
suspended, habitual offender.
* Tyree Julian Peter, 19, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
offense.
* Howard Jack Polk, 46, of Avon Park,
was registered as a convicted felon.
* Saul Ramos, 21, of Lake Placid, await-
ing trial for fleeing or eluding law
enforcement officer at high speed; and
probation violation, felony or community
control for possession of cannabis,
under 20 grams.
* Griffin Rose Smith, 19, of Sebring,
was charged on a Polk County warrant
for petit theft.
* Bradley Dean Theobald, 39, of
Sebring, was charged on a Missouri St.
Charles County warrant for involuntary
manslaughter, first degree, assault, sec-
ond degree.
Q Brian Alan Warner, 40, of Sebring,
was charged with probation violation,
misdemeanor or community control for
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Avon Park police chief search narrowed down to three candidates


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christoplher.ntffley@newssun.conl
AVON PARK Interim city
manager Sarah Adelt presented the
city council Monday night with a
short list of three applicants for the
position of police chief.
Only one individual is local -
John King, who retired from the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement in July of 2007 as a
Resident Agent in Charge. That
means, according the information he
listed on his resume, he supervised
the criminal investigations division
and managed and conducted major
criminal investigations. He had been


with the department since 1985.
King grew up in Highlands
County, graduating from Avon Park
High School in 1985.
The other two candidates are John
Kearin, a former chief of police in
Highwood, Ill., and Matthew
Doughney, a captain from the
Daytona Beach police department.
Kearin resigned from the
Highwood police department in
January of this year. He had been
police chief for almost two years,
and before that for five years in


Davidson, N.C.
In a conversation
Highlands Park News


with the
police beat


reporter, Kearin was described as
accessible and straightforward.
But the reporter described
Highwood as a town of about 4,000,
currently experiencing a clash with
an older, tight-knit Italian communi-
ty and a new wave of Hispanics. The
politics, he said, had become bitter
and mean spirited, bad enough that
Kearin is not the only high-ranking
individual to leave. The city admin-
istrator and two of her staff are leav-
ing too.
Doughney is the only one of the
three candidates currently employed
with a police department.
As a sergeant he served on the


Narcotics Task Force, supervising
eight detectives responsible for
street-level narcotics enforcement.
In his letter of interest to then city
manager C. B. Shirey, Doughney
said he has served 18 years as a
proactive law enforcement profes-
sional, one who has an extensive
background in special events plan-
ning and implementation.
There will be a pause in the
process now as background checks
on the men are conducted, and the
city looks into what will be involved
in getting Kearin certified in Florida
should he be selected.
Both King and Doughney are


already certified in the state. The
city council made it clear Monday
night that the final decision will be
Adelt's with the guidance of the
selection committee.
Adelt said she thought the final
selection would take about three
weeks.
In addition to the background
checks, each candidate will be
brought back for a second interview
- to be held privately and to take
a psychological exam looking for
emotional suitability.


GREEN
Continued from 1A
small experience, having run
a bio-diesel at Le Mans in
2004.
In addition to the different
incarnations of diesel, ethanol
will be playing an increasing-
ly important role in American
road racing. It was in
February of last year that
Atherton announced the
ALMS would partner with the
Ethanol Piomotion and
Information Council to make
the 10-percent mixture known
as E10 the "official ethanol
enriched fuel" of the series.
"At a time when alternative
fuel initiatives are in the daily
headlines, we could not be
more pleased to unite with an
organization such as EPIC to
aid in spreading awareness of
renewable energy and the
benefits of ethanol in the most
demanding environment in
motorsports," he said.
This year, a number of the


series strongest competitors
have taken the challenge up a
notch, with both the GT1 divi-
sion Team Corvette and
LMP1 stalwarts Intersport
Racing announcing they will
begin the ALMS season at
Sebring running the 85 per-
cent ethanol fuel mix.
Mirroring Atherton's
remarks, Chevrolet general
manager Ed Pepper pointed to
Corvette as the perfect plat-,
form for the new' technology
and the seven-time GTI
ALMS manufacturers' cham-
pionship team as the group to
do it.
"The use 'of E85 by
America's premier production
sports car racing team in a
high-profile, high-tech racing
series shows that Chevrolet
continues to lead by exam-
ple," Pepper said.
In fact, General Motors
leads the automotive industry
with more than 2.5 million
E85 capable cars, trucks and
sport utility vehicles on the


road in the United States
alone. Reportedly, the manu-
facturer hopes to double the
production numbers of those
vehicles to 800,000 annually
by 2010.
Last month, the Dublin,
Ohio-based Intersport Racing
team became another pioneer
in the field, as the inaugural
prototype team in the series to
commit to campaigning their
entry on E85. They started
with a February run of their
AER-powered Lola B06/10 at
the Sebring International
Raceway on the International
Motorsports Association's
cellulosic E85R, supplied by
KL Process Design.
"This was an easy choice
for us. It's the right thing to
do," said Intersport owner and
driver Clint Field.
In the GT2 division, Drason
Barwell Motorsport will see
its Aston Martin Vantage V8
also burning the new fuel.
Earlier this year, the
American Le Mans Series


reaffirmed its position as
motorsports' global leader in
alternative fuels by announc-
ing it's partnership with the
U.S. Environmental


Protection Agency, U.S.
Department of Energy and
SAE International to incorpo-
rate "Green Racing" princi-
ples into its 2008 racing sea-


son. The American Le Mans
Series will be the first motor-
sports series to meet those cri-
teria.


News-Sun photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
Audi has won the past two 12 Hours running clean diesel fuel.


BLACK
Continued from 1A
identifying each state-man-
dated expenditure and apply-
ing a monetary value to them.
While the board priorities
levels of service, outside
agency funding, staffing lev-
els and ad valorem millage
goals, Helms said budget per-
sonnel are waiting to see what
happens with 'the Amendment
1 bailout (hold-harmless
funding from the state for fis-
cally-constrained counties),
several proposed bills that
would cap revenue and/or
spending, further amending of
the state constitution based on
recommendations from the
Taxation and Budget Reform
Panel, and House Bill 683,
which addresses growth man-
agement.
While they wait, he said,
they won't be inactive.
Budget staff can. provide
feedback to the county's leg-
islative delegation and track
each bill's progress, revise the
budget process as per the
commissioners' directives and
identify "core services" pro-
vided by the county.
"If we give direction at this
point, we're only.going to be
guessing," Chairman Edgar
Stokes said.
With that in mind the board
decided to return with budget
ideas and priorities at the next
workshop, April 8.
Commissioner Barbara
Stewart explained that her
idea of defining "core servic-
es" might vary from staff's
and other commissioners.
Stewart's concept involves
breaking down a given
department's functions and
choosing which is most
important for effective deliv-
ery of services, whereas the


county has traditionally
addressed priorities based on
which department took prece-
dent over another.
"I think we're moving
toward my philosophy in
budgeting," Commissioner
Andrew Jackson said.
Jackson has often called for
needs-based budgeting,
choosing what must be done
even before considering pro-
jected revenue.
But, he said, the board is
still not there in that it consid-
ers priorities as a percentage


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of revenue.
Jackson also discussed
what he termr,'d his "annual
caveat," warning that budget-
ing for contingencies is a
practice that can lead to
abuse.
Instead, he urged budgeting
for "real expenses."
"The sky is not falling,"
Helms said, explaining the
county's staff is experienced
with cutting programs and
staff as necessary. "We have
addressed similar issues in the
past."


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degrees in information tech-
nology, business, teacher edu-
cation and healthcare.

Lake Placid schools
"Go Girls" accepting
registrations
LAKE PLACID "Go
Girls" is a program designed
to give girls inspiration and
resources for lasting self-
esteem and making wise
choices in their daily lives.
Program topics include com-
munication skills, healthy
relationships, decision making
and goal setting.
The middle school "Go
Girls" program starts Monday
and runs once a week through
May 12. Groups are offered at
Church of the Nazarene on
Interlake Boulevard. Meeting
time is from 3:15-5 p.m.
The high school "Go Girls"
program starts Tuesday and
runs once a week through
May 12. Groups are offered at
First Presbyterian Church of
Lake Placid. Meeting time is
from 3:30-4:15 p.m.
"Go Girls" consists of eight
weekly'meetings lasting 90


the United States.
Wood heard about the job
through the Experiential
Learning Department at UCF,
but she was nervous about
taking the job at first.
"I didn't want to miss a
semester of school," she said,
"but my mom is a teacher,
and she convinced me not to
miss this opportunity."
Wood also teaches pre-
service workshops to educa-
tors through the Kennedy
Space Centerfs Educator
Resource Center.
The workshops provide
educators with educational
resources and teaches them
how to apply hands-on activi-
ties in their classrooms.
Wood will complete her
time at the Kennedy Space
Center in August, but hopes
to continue working with
NASA after she graduates.


minutes each week. These
groups are free and food is
provided. Registration is
required. For information, go
to www.gogirlsofhighland-
scounty.org or to register your
teen, contact Susan Christman
at 633-9424.

Cracker Trail SAC
meets March 27
SEBRING The School
Advisory Council for Cracker
Trail Elementary will meet at
2:15 p.m. Thursday, March
27, in the school's Media
Center.
If you are a person with a
disability who requires rea-
sonable accommodations in
order to attend a school meet-
ing, call the school at 471-
5777 three days in advance of
the meeting.
If you speak a language
other than English, a transla-
tor will be provided for you.
Please call the school at 471-
5777 three days in advance of
the meeting to arrange this.

Senior Citizen Driver
Improvement Course
available at SFCC
AVON PARK -' South
Florida Community College's
Community Education
Department is offering a six-
hour Senior Citizen Driver
Improvement course for per-
sons age 55 and over.
Successful completion of the
course may entitle attendees
to a discount on their auto
insurance.
The course will be.from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,
March 20, at the SFCC
Highlands Campus, 600 W.
College Drive.
A minimum of 15 students
are needed. The registration
fee is $10, and pre-registra-
tion is required. Call 453-
6661, 465-5300, 494-7500, or
382-6900, ext. 7153 or 7392
for more information.


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possible by the combined efforts
of Comcast Cablevision and
South Florida Community College
and may be viewed exclusively on
Comcast Cable Channel 4.

Today
2-2:30 p.m. Framework for
Democracy: The Power
Imperative
2:30-3 p.m..- Framework for
Democracy: The Rule of Nine
3-3:30 p.m. World of
Chemistry: Metals
3:30-4 p.m. World of
Chemistry: On the Surface
4-4:30 p.m. Cycles of Life:
Respiration
4:30-5 p.m. Cycles of Life:
Digestion and Fluid Balance
5-5:30 p.m. -' Astronomy:
The Jovian Worlds
5:30-6 p.m. Astronomy:
Solar System Debris
6-6:30 p.m. Psychology:
Social Cognition
6:30-7 p.m. Psychology:
Attitudes

Thursday
2-2:30 p.m. The Unfinished
Nation II: The Collapse of Peace


Panther Network

2:30-3 p.m. The Unfinished
Nation II: Fallout
3-3:30 p.m. Child
Development: On the Road to
Accomplishment
3:30-4 p.m. Child
Development: School Days
4-4:30 p.m.- Earth Revealed:
Running Water: Erosion and
Deposition
4:30-5 p.m. Earth Revealed:
Running Water: Landscape
Evolution
5-5:30 p.m. Endless
Voyage: Water World
5:30-6 p.m. Endless
Voyage: Food For Thought

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AVON PARK The
Career Academy at South
Florida Community College
will host a series of open hous-
es for prospective students and
their parents.
Career Academy adminis-
trators and faculty will explain
how the dual enrollment pro-
gram allows students to com-
plete their high school courses
at the SECC Highlands
Campus while they simultane-
ously train for a technical
career in many well-paying
fields. A PowerPoint tour of
the program will be followed
by a question and answer peri-
od. Students may apply for
admission at the open house.
All open houses will meet at
6 p.m. as follows: Avon Park
High School, Thursday, March
hoto 20, in the auditorium; Lake
ida Placid High School, Monday,
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School Board of Highlands
County and the SFCC
Division of Applied Sciences
and Technologies. Students
will spend a half day in stan-
dard academic classes, taught
by school district teachers, and
a half day in college-level
technical courses taught by
SFCC instructors.
Costs are deferred for
tuition and books. By under-
going training while in high
school, students can earn a
diploma while completing all
or most of the requirements
for a technical certificate.
SThe technical training pro-
grams available are adminis-
trative secretary, air condition-
ing, refrigeration and heating,
allied health, automotive collt-
sion-repair, automotive service
technology, computer engi-
neering, computer networking,
cosmetology, culinary arts,
drafting, electronics, and med-
ical secretary.
For information, call 453-
4311 in Avon Park, 471-5500
in Sebring, and 699-5010 in
Lake Placid.


School Snapshots


Leap Day


Courtesy photo
Lakeview Christian School celebrated Leap Day with
their annual Field Day. The weather was chilly, about 57
degrees, but the kids had no problem skipping out of
classes to perform the classic feats of sack racing, broad
jumps and soft ball throws. Kids from K-4 through fifth
grade participated with parents, staff and fellow stu- i
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Sebring Eagles host
March casino cruise
SEBRING Sebring
Eagles 4240 is hosting a casi-
no cruise on Monday, March
25, to raise money for the
Hansen House.
The Sun Cruz cuirse
includes: Bloody Mary's,
prizes, $10 playing voucher
and a full hot buffet on the
ship. Must have picture iden-
tification, driver license or
passport to board and ship.
This is strictly enforced; no
exceptions.
The bus leaves the Eagles
at 7 a.m.; coffee and dough-
nuts served at 6:30 a.m. Cut
off for tickets is Friday.
For information, contact
Vicky Stone at 471-0767 or
Shirley King at 655-4814.

'Pirates' tickets on sale
now at box office
SEBRING Highlands
Little Theatre Box Office is
now open from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Monday-Friday and
from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Tickets are on sale for the
third production of the 2007-
08 season, "Pirates of
Penzance," running from
March 28 through April 13.
Tickets are also available on-
line at www.highlandslit
tietheatre.org.

Trip to theater will
help with scholarship
KISSIMMEE Helping
Hearts and Hands, a local
social service organization, is
hosting an evening at the Al
Capone's Theater in
Kissimmee on April 2.
Tickets are $59 and include
dinner, transportation, a com-
plimentary drink at the the-
ater and all taxes and gratu-
ity.
Buses will be leaving from
Sebring (4:45 p.m.) and Avon
Park (5:15 p.m.). Proceeds
will benefit local charities
and a scholarship for a single
mom through the South
Florida Community College
Foundation.
For tickets and informa-
tion, call 453-7737.

Walker speaks at
Lunch Club Wednesday
SEBRING Lunch Club
Wednesday will celebrate this
month with its monthly CeCe
Courage Award, a wonderful
lunch, a great showcase of
businesses and non-profits,
and always generous door
prizes, plus St. Patrick's cash
to win.
This month's speaker,
Christina Walker, is going to
empower the group with
information about therapy
services for pediatrics that
are available to Highlands
County residents. Walker is
the southwest central thera-
pist employed by the Florida
Elks Children's Program
serving children in Lake
Placid, Sebring, Port
Charlotte, Arcadia, and
Wauchula. This program is
free for young children with
qualifications and the
Sebring Elks Lodge has invit-
ed her to tell LCW more
about this program because
there's only two children in
the county using the service
because lack of awareness.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch cost is $10 and is
ready at 11:40 a.m. and the
program will start at 12:10
p.m.
The LCW Showcase is
available at 11:30 a.m. and
after the luncheon until 1:30
p.m.
Also, LCW will be visited
by honorary race car driver
"Lucky 7," and she will be
handing out the Irish gold
"cash" to the lucky winners!

Cake decorating for


'Mom and Me'
SEBRING Girl Scouts
of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. is
hosting a Cake Decorating
Workshop for non-Girl
Scouts in third, fourth, or
fifth grade. The invitation


with for the girls and their
moms to learn basic cake
decorating techniques.
The workshop is from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Sebring Girl Scout House,
442 Eucalyptus St.
There is a $20 registration
fee per girl/mom team; limit-
ed 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,
Manatee, Hardee, Sarasota,
Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee,
Glades, Hendry, and Collier.

Organizations offer
chances to a cruise
SEBRING Would you
believe a five-day, four-night
luxury cruise for a lucky cou-
ple for-only $10?
Enjoy this exciting journey
on the sovereign of the Seas
if chosen the winner. This
trip in a richly appointed
ocean suite sails from Port
Canaveral on April 28. Only
800 tickets are available at
all local veterans organiza-
tions and the Sebring Knights
of Columbus.
Drawing to be Friday,
March 28. The winner will be
contacted by phone.

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

Hairpin Spin today at
Four Points Sheraton
SEBRING Hairpin Spin
2008 will be from 12-2 p.m.
today at Four Points Sheraton
Chateau tlan Sebring
International Raceway on the
Hairpin Turn.
An Italian buffet, wine
tasting and gourmet desserts
will be offered. "Spin to
Win" thousands in prizes,
including trips to privately-
.owned getaways! Autograph
sessions with world-famous
drivers and plenty of food
and drink.
Admission is $25 per per-
son; 10 poker chips for $25.
Proceeds to equally bene-
fit: The Humane Society of
Highlands County, Change
For Our Children Art
Scholarship Program,
Children Services
Foundation, Sebring
Sportscar Hall of Fame
Museum, all 501(c)3 organi-
zations.
For information, contact
Lisa Celentano at 386-0505
or lisacelentano@yahoo.com.

Broke and Pour Red
Hatters meet today
SEBRING Broke and
Pour Red Hatters will meet at
1:30 p.m. today at the Blue
Lagoon, 4120 U.S. 27 North.
New members welcome;
call 402-2495 or 471-1387.

Driver Safety class to
be held in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID A
Driver Safety Class will be
given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
today and Thursday at St.
Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road.
Attendees must be there both
days.
The cost is $10 per person,
payable at the start of class.
Seniors 55 and older may
qualify for an auto insurance
discount.
To register, call Jim
McQuigg at 465-8185.


(next to the Little Theater on
Lake Jackson) from 7:30-
9:30 p.m. Thursday.
March 27 will be the final
performance of the season.
No refreshments will be
provided, but you are wel-
come to bring your own.
Admission is $7. For reser-
vations, call 471-1086.
Avon Park women to
host fashion show
AVON PARK The
Women's Guild of Our Lady
of Grace Church will host a
luncheon, style show and
card party starting at noon
today. The luncheon will be
in the spacious new Grogan
Center on the church grounds
at 595 E. Main St.
Featured fashions will be
from Loie's Boutique of Lake
Placid.
Tickes by donation are $15
per person. For tickets, call
Alice McLennon at 453-
7788.


Talon-Viscose retirees
plan reunion
SEBRING The annual
retirees get-together of both
Talon and American Viscose
will begin at 11 a.m.
Thursday with coffee hour
and visiting. It will be held at
Homer's Smorgasbord at
1000 Sebring Square, right
across U.S. 27 from Wal-
Mart. Come early to visit and
have coffee as attendees will
not have too much social
time after the meal, due to
the necessity of booking the
room for another group.
The price of the luncheon
(an all-you-can-eat buffet)
will be $6.95. The basket will
be passed for the server's tip
following the meal.
Pass the word to any
Meadville or Crawford
County friends who would
enjoy getting together with
us.


Florida's Blood Centers
to hold Race Party
SEBRING Join
Florida's Blood Centers-
Highlands from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. Thursday at the branch
location, 6550 US 27 N., for
the annual 12 Hours Of
Sebring Blood Drive.
All donors can registered
to win a pair of tickets to the
12 Hours of Sebring Race.
Drawing to be held on
Thursday, at close of day.
Every blood type is critical
to the health and life of
someone in need of a transfu-
sion.
Cancer patients can donate
blood one year after treat-
ment if no reoccurrence.
There is no upper age limit
to donate blood and you must
weight 102 pounds.
Call 382-4499 with ques-
tions.


Taste of Race event on
Circle Thursday
SEBRING Taste of the
Race will be from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. Thursday downtown
around The Circle.
Come down during lunch
time and enjoy an array of
participating food vendors
and vintage race cars.
Still accepting vendors.
Spaces are $50 each.

American Legion Post
74 serves spaghetti
SEBRING The
American Legion 74 will
serve a spaghetti dinner from
5-7 p.m. Friday for a $5
donation. Karaoke by Phil
will be from 7 p.m. to clos-
ing.
Post is at 528 N. Pine St.
in Sebring
Call 471-1448 for informa-
tion.


Highlandaires play at
Sebring Civic Center
SEBRING The
Highlandaires will perform
classic hits of the big band
era for listening and dancing
at the Sebring Civic Center


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Celebrations


Blair Andrews
Samantha Young and
Michael Andrews of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Blair Nichole
Marie, at 11 p.m. on Feb. 12,
2008, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Blair weighed 7 pounds, 10
ounces and measured 202
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Dee Young.
Paternal grandmother is
Nancy Andrews.

Ke'yunlis Barrett
Kimberly Moore and
Fredrick Barrett of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Ke'yunlis Alexia
Marie, at 12:50 p.m. on Feb.
22, 2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Ke'yunlis weighed 6
pounds and measured 19 inch-
es in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Margaret and Jerry Westbrook
of Lake Placid.
Paternal grandparents are
Elesia and James Smith of
Sebring.

Miley Cooper
April and Steven Cooper of
Okeechobee announce the
birth of a daughter, Miley
Rosalee, at 3:44 p.m. on Feb.
20, 2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.


John Dortch
Army Reserve Spec. John
M. Dortch has been mobi-
lized and activated for a
future deployment to an
undisclosed overseas location
in support of-Operation Iraqi
Freedom.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is
the official name given to
military operations involving
members of the U.S. armed
forces and coalition forces
participating in efforts to free
and secure Iraq. Mission
objectives focus on force pro-
tection, peacekeeping, stabi-
lization, security and counter-
insurgency operations as the
Iraqi transitional governing
bodies assume ftll sovereign
powers to govern the peoples
of Iraq.
Members from all branches
of the U.S. military and
multinational forces are also
assisting in rebuilding Iraq's
economic and governmental
infrastructure, and training
and preparing Iraqi military
and security forces to assume
full authority and responsibil-
ity in defending and preserv-
ing Iraq's sovereignty and
independence as a democra-
cy.
Dortch, a signal support
systems specialist with 15
years of military service, is
regularly assigned to the
320th Military Police
Company, St. Petersburg.
He is the son of Redmond
P. Dortch of Sebring.
The specialist is a 1983
graduate of Sebring High
School.


Miley weighed 4 pounds,
13 ounces and measured 17
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Ralph and Wilma Windham of
Lorida.
Paternal grandparents are
Michael and Thelma Cooper
of Okeechobee.

Maddox Eldredge
Tracy Brobecker and Ian
Eldredge of Sebring announce
the birth of a son, Maddox
Pierce, at 2:30 p.m. on Feb.
26, 2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Maddox weighed 8 pounds,
2 ounces and measured 19%
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Linda Kvamme of Bradenton.
Paternal grandparents are
Teresa Eldredge of Sebring
and Steve Eldredge of
Keystone Heights.

Kobe Fuller
Cortney and Michael Fuller
of Lake Placid announce the
birth of a son, Kobe James, at
* 2:42 p.m. on Feb."15, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kobe weighed 7 pounds, 3
Ounces and measured 19/2
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Colleen Thompson of
Okeechobee, Gary Fowler of
Ocala, Robert and Pamela
Godbold.
Paternal grandparents are
Jimmie and Norma Fuller of
Sebring, Diane Harris of Lake
Placid.

Landon Gonzalez
Dana and Jesus Gonzalez of
Frostproof announce the birth
of a son, Landon Blaine, at
6:02 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland


Medical Center, Sebring.
Landon weighed 5 pounds,
11 ounces and measured 17%2
inches in length.

Grace Hall
Sarah Hall of Avon Park
announces the birth of a
daughter, Grace Nicole, at
12:35 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Grace weighed 7 pounds
and measured 18 inches in
length.
Maternal grandmother is
Mildred Cumbie of Avon
Park.
Paternal grandmother is
Eva Johns of Avon Park.

Hartt John
Nick and Nicky John of
Sebring announce the birth of
a son, Hartt-Douglas Aiden, at
12:24 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2008,
at Florida Hospital South,
Orlando.
Hartt weighed 3 pounds, 13
ounces and measured 17.5
inches in length. He was wel-
comed home by siblings,
Houston and Hagen.
Maternal grandparents are
Kenny and Susan Croy of
Sebring and Roy Chambers
Sr. of Lake Wales.
Paternal grandparents are
Bill and Dee John.


Brianna Jones
Sharmin and Robert Jones
of Sebring announce the birth
of a daughter, Brianna Amari,
at 1:04 p.m. on Feb. 19, 2008;
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Brianna weighed 6 pounds,
1 ounce and measured 182
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
R.D. and Cynthia Paul of
Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
George Wyche' and Lavonne
Jones of Avon Park.

Jace King
Vonnie and Jason King of
Avon Park announce the birth
of a son, Jace McClain, at
10:06 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Jace weighed 8 pounds, 9.5
ounces and measured 21 inch-
es in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Sandi Benchina of Sebring
and Mike King of Lake
Wales.
Paternal grandparents are
Inez arid Hubert McClain of
Zolfo Springs.

Nathan Maxcy
Julie and James Maxcy of
Sebring announce the birth of


a son, Nathan Alexander, at
9:30 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Nathan weighed 7 pounds,
15 ounces and measured 20
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Ginny and Paul Brown of
Abbeville, Ark.
Paternal grandparents. are
James Maxcy Jr. of Sebring
and Dana Dampier of
Sebring.

Hallei Rhoden
Tiffany Scott and Marcus
Rhoden of Sebring announce
the birth of a daughter, Hallei
Elayne, at 6:18 a.m. on Feb.
26, 2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Hallei weighed 7 pounds, 3
ounces and measured 20 inch-
es in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Toby and Betsy Chapman of
Sebring.
Paternal grandmother is
Theresa Carter of Sebring.

Li'tayshia Taylor
Mary Rodriguez and
Ulysses Taylor of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Li'tayshia La'shae,
at 2:05 p.m. on March 7,
2008, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Li'tayshia weighed 7
pounds, 4 ounces and meas-
ured 202 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Juanita Carrillo and Seilvester
Carrillo
Paternal grandparent is
Panky Taylor.

Allison Valdes
Juanita Valdes and
Anastasio Acosta of Florida
announce the birth of a
daughter, Allison Acosta, at


10:34 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2008,
at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Allison weighed 6 pounds
and measured 18% inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents are
Eufemia Naranja and Juan
Valdes.
Paternal grandparents are
Ma. de Refugio Amado and
Dennisio Acosta.

Francesca Welborn
Jessica Spinuzzi and John
Welborn of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a
daughter, Francesca Amber, at
8:07 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2008, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Francesca weighed 5
pounds, 5 ounces and meas-
ured 18% inches, in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Pamela Spinuzzi of
Gainesville and the late
Robert Spinuzzi.
Paternal grandparents are
Carol Andrus of Lehigh Acres
and Johnny Welborn of
Venus.

James Koumbassa
SYolonda Kerney
Koumbassa and His
Excellency Ahmed Sdkou
Koumbassa announce the
birth of their first child, James
Abdoulaye Kerney
Koumbassa, born at Sibley
Memorial Hospital in
Washifigton, D.C. on Jan. 30,
2008.
James weighed 6 pounds, 5
ounces.
.Grandparents are Nancy M.
Kerney and the late Rev.
James B. Kerney Jr. of
Sebring, and Mariame Conde
Koumbassa and the late
Abdoulaye Durac Koumbassa
of Conakry, Republic of
Guinea.


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4B Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Clubs & Organizations


RSVP holds


Volunteer


Awards


Luncheon

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Retired'
and Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP) sponsored by South
Florida Community College
held its annual volunteer
luncheon Feb. 29. More than
210 RSVP volunteers attend-
ed and enjoyed entertainment
by the Sebring High School
Show Choir and SFCC's
Nelly Ford. The theme of the
luncheon was "Leap Into
Volunteerism" since it was
held on leap day.
SFCC president Dr. Norm
Stephen, presented awards to
the volunteers for their serv-
ice to RSVP. Ann Reinwand,
Lorraine Pekar, and Bruno
Litwinski received outstand-
ing volunteer awards. Harold
Johnson, Harriet Johnson,
Tavie Heiner, Murielle
Pelletier, Verl Mears, Lila
Mears, John Fike, Sally
Rideout, Barbara Kesselring,
Lester Kesselring, and
Darlene Weybright received
President's Service awards
for achieving a minimum of
4,000 volunteer hours with
RSVP. They also received
congratulatory letters from


Lake Placid Hi-12 Club turns 25


Courtesy photo
Ann Reinwand and Lorraine Pekar were presented outstand-
ing volunteer awards at the Retired and Senior Volunteer
Program annual luncheon late last month. Bruno Litwinski
was also recognized with an outstanding volunteer award.


the President of the United
States and the President's
Volunteer Council.
"Over 50 organizations in
Highlands County benefit
from our RSVP volunteers,"
said Kris Schmidt, RSVP
coordinator. "The luncheon is
our way of honoring and
thanking the volunteers who
do so much for our communi-
ty."
RSVP is a volunteer pro-


gram that is offered through-
out the country for adults ages
55 and older. It provides free
volunteer placement at non-
profit agencies of the volun-
teer's choice, as well as free
supplemental accident and
liability insurance.
For more information or to
volunteer with RSVP, call
Schmidt at 784-7189 or send
an e-mail to schmidtk@south
florida.edu.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid HI-12 Club 595 turned
25 years old in February
2008. The gorup celebrated at
its regular monthly luncheon
at the Elks Lodge in Lake
Placid.
Attending for the celebra-
tion were Past International
and past State President Jim
Satterthwaite and Lady
Naomi, State President Bob
Ramieh and Lady Pam; State
Treasurer Richard Walls and


Lake Placid

Woman's Club

members place

in art festival

Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Eight
members of the Lake Placid
Woman's Club attended the
Florida Federation of
Woman's Club District 9 Arts
and Crafts Festival at the
Lake Wales Woman's Club.
The Lake Placid Woman's
Club won eight first place
awards. Joan Dunn won four
of the first place awards; one
was for an etched mirror, one
for jewelry, one was for china
painting and one for wood
etching. Mary Weems won a
first place award for a doll she


Lady Pat; past State President
Frank Peregrin and Lady Pat
and Wolcott; Representative
'Merv Harris and Lady Pat.
Gifts were presented to all
that attended the luncheon.
The chaplain read some inter-
esting facts on what some
brother Masons did when they
were in the Armed Forces of
the country. The club presi-
dent read the history of the
club since 1983 to the present.
Members were also presented
"The Traveling Gavel" by the


Arcadia club. The gavel is
taken from club to club to
form better fellowship
between the clubs. The size of
the gavel is quite impressive.
The Hi-12 Clubs give
money for scholarships to
George Washington
University students who are
going for their master's
degree in political science.
For informaiton about Hi-
12, call 465-3038. Potential
members must be Masonic-
affiliated to join.


Courtesy photo
Eight members of the Lake Placid Woman's Club attended
the FFWC District 9 Arts and Crafts Festival in Lake Wales
recently. Those attending were (on left from front) Dolores
Marcotte, Elaine Adelmann, Jackie Price and Sandy Davis:
(on right from front) Becky Ludacer, Carol Woodson, Joan
Dunn and Hope Nielander.


made. Peggy Sue Teague won
first place for her cross stitch
picture and Carol Woodson
won first place for her ribbon
pictures and first place for a
beautiful vest she made.


All these winners will be
entered into the state contest,
which will be in Orlando at
the FFWC Spring Convention
in May.


Club. Snapshots


Sebring Optimist Club
SEBRING The Sebring
Optimists commend the three
chambers of commerce in
Avon Park, Sebring and Lake
Placid on the expansion of the
Junior Achievement Program
to include grades seventh
through eighth in the middle
schools. Basic skills required
in the business world need to
be inculcated early on in this
day and age. This program
serves a definite need. The
J.A. Breakfast at the
Kenilworth was a great suc-
cess.
The Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Action program
provides another essential
need. The Methodist church's
Go Girl program, in its fourth
week, provides critical infor-
mation for 14-year-old girls.
TPPA will hold its fourth
annual program at the four
middle schools in April. The
girls will attend sessions off
campus and the boys on cam-
pus.
The School Board of
Highlands County is to be
commended for moving for-
ward in establishing the
International Baccalaureate
program at Sebring High
School. The innate skills of
bright students should be
developed for their future
careers. The United States has
fallen behind other developed
nations, especially in science
and math.
The needs at the other end
of the educational spectrum
are critical as well. A signifi-
cant number of students
require extensive assistance to
reach grade level socially as
well as academically.

TOPS FL 99
SEBRING Tuesday's
meeting opened with 23
members singing Tops songs
of inspiration. The group also
sang "Happy Birthday" to


Kathy Sicklesteel and
Maureen Raymond. New
member Ellen Cash and visi-
tor Cathy Schrevina, visiting
from Tops 1066 in Celina,
Ohio were welcomed.
Best Loser for the week
was Carol Bower with an
eight-pound loss. A rose was
presented to Lillian Byers for
being a 30-year KOP. Red '
Box money was collected by
Helen Harrington, and Shirley
Ludyk received the Pound
Package. Sally Friday
unwrapped another layer from
the attendance gift.
The elections of officers
presented the following new
officers to be responsible for
the next year's activities. The
new leader is Carolyn
Gunthorp, co-leader Lois
Gibbons, and secretary Carol
Bower. Gerry Schlamp will
remain as treasurer for the
next term.
Tops FL 99 meets every
Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at
Atonement Lutheran Church
(behind Publix) at 1744 S.E.
Lakeview Drive. For informa-
tion, call June Scherlacher at
382-2836. There is no cost or
obligation to sit in on a meet-
ing.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING The March 5
meeting was called to order
with 26 Take Off Pounds
Sensibly and Keep Off
Pounds Sensibly giving the
pledges after the morning
chair exercises. Roll call had
the chapter with a net loss of
7.25 pounds. Best Loser for
the week was Shirley
Slabaugh with a 3.50 pound
loss.
The Weight Recorder's
report for the month of
February; the chapter had a
net loss for the month of 42
pounds. Division winners are:
Division No. 3 Ellie Tobias
with a loss of 4 pounds;
Division No. 4 Hildy


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Sunthimer with a 6-pound
loss; Division No. 5 Shirley
Hickling with a 5.75 pound
loss. All winners received a
charm. The 25-cent contest
had 12 winners at 50 cents
each. The winner of the 10-
cent contest was Hildy
Sunthimer and received $2.20.
The Attendance Box was
unwrapped by Shirley
Slabaugh but found another
wrapper. The Mystery Gift
was returned and is now with
Ruth Scharf with three more
weeks to go.
The chapter held its elec-
tion of new officers and the
officers are: leader Judy
Phillips; co-leader- Leslie
Maschue; treasurer Bette
Gillett; secretary Shirley
Slabaugh; Carolyn Patterson
has been appointed to be the
Weight Recorder and Lois
Markley will serve as
Assistant Weight Recorder.
The new officers will be
sworn in at the meeting
March 26 and start their
duties April 2.

TOPS 632
SEBRING -Tops Club
632 meets every Monday at
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. For information,
contact Judy O'Boyle at 699-
2986.
There were 43 members
present this week and
Margaret Gause joined as a
new member. Weight losses
were very good and the Best
Loser of the week was Betty
Roulette. Betty was also the
BestLoser for the month of
February.
Mary Anderson's name was
drawn for the Travel Gift and
she'll need to lose three more
weeks in a row to win it.
"Yes Yeses" for the follow-
ing week are to eat beets and
cauliflower at least twice and
the No/No is bacon.
All officers serving now
were re-elected for an addi-


tional year.
After a short business meet-
ing, Donna Raaf presented the
program entitled "Tops, Ten
Reasons Why." She explained
to members both new and old
what TOPS (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly) is and why it has
been so successful for more
than 50 years. She stressed
the fact that Tops promotes
healthy eating and a low-calo-
rie diet and does not expect
our members to buy any food
products from our organiza-
tion. Members are urged to
visit their doctor and bring in
to the TOPS weight recorder
the recommended weight for
that member. That weightthen
becomes the member's "goal
weight" and, when that weight
is achieved, the member
becomes a KOPS (Keep Off
Pounds Sensibly).,

TOPS FL 733
SEBRING Tops FL 733
met at Highlands Ridge on
March 7. The meeting was
called to order by Leader
Carol Mitchell.
Twenty-seven members
weighed in, resulting in a net
loss of 25 pounds for the
week. The best loser was
Evelyn Seely with a loss of 5
pounds. New member Nina
Greene was welcomed to the
club.
A new Star Contest starts
next week and will run for six
weeks. The election of offi-
cers was held.
For a free visit or to join,
call 385-8723 or 471-2193.

United Daughters of
the Confederacy
LAKE PLACID -
Recently the John Wesley
Whidden Chapter of the
United Daughters of the
Confederacy deliberated in
Lake Placid on plans to com-
memorate Confederate
Memorial Day in April. The


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program would be held in the
morning and followed by a
box lunch with a special home
baked dessert. Details will be
forthcoming.
New management proce-
dure policies created by the
management committee and
approved by the membership
were discussed and plans for
implementing the change
were agreed upon.
Julie Perry is scheduling
volunteers to reorganize the
books on the shelves in their
research department in the
Lake Placid Memorial
Library.
This action is necessary due
to the good fortune of the
Highlands Genealogical
Society, which has moved to
its new location on the Circle
in Sebring.
The removal of their many
research books leaves space
available for boxed and new
items owned by the UDC.
One is not required to be a
member to become a volun-
teer in genealogy library. It
helps if they are interested in
history and/or genealogy. Call


Carolyn Hargrove, 699-0644,
or Betty Ray Roberts, 465-
2266.
Plans are to keep the
research area open for public
use on Thursday afternoons;
tours or help on different
dates may be available by
appointment. Call above num-
bers.
To becAfib'a member of the'
UDC, a small fee is required
upon presenting proof of par-
ticipation by a direct ancestor
in the War Between the
States. UDC members are
eager to direct and advise
prospective members on their
search for proof.
Immediately after the meet-
ing new prospective member,
Rosie Earp, found enthusiastic
members to assistance in
locating information about her
ancestors.
Since the'tard cataloging
system is no longer used in
libraries, the UDC chapter
needs a computer and a print-
er. As many computer owners
upgrade yearly, the UDC
would welcome the donation
of the owners' good used set.


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Friends & Neighbors


SEBRING RECREATION CLUB
Chapman Chamberlin
SEBRING We wish to
thank all of our members and
especially our new ones for
participating in the club.
We just had a couple drive
down from Ohio and join the
club so that they could com-
pete in the Florida State
Shuffleboard Tournament in
Sebring. Richard and Marilyn
Phifer from Lakeside, Ohio
came to shuffle in Sebring and
then they will compete in
Kissimmee. This couple'won
the National at Lakeside,
Ohio.
This past month shuffle-
board tournaments have been
played with a few people even
just to watch. The meals
served at tournaments are
something again, with your
choice of two or three home-
made soups to start with.
Sandwiches are offered and
hot dogs. Desserts are made
by club members. The prices
should bring a large lunch
crowd on days of a state or
district tournament. Pat Dell
and Hamp Hardy teamed up to
win first place in the Florida
State Tournament.
The last Highlands County
Shuffleboard Tournament for
this season has been moved to
April 1. Allstar car sales spon-
sored our last tournaments.
Thank you George Kisel
and Carl Wile for all that you
do for the club. You both have
outdone yourselves with your
parks tournament. This will
give many 60-park shufflers a
good taste of tournament play.
Heacock Insurance Group is
the sponsor for this tourna-
ment.
Ask John Bushee about
blocking a kitchen. You may
find your question answered
with a question. You may find
a frame game and'a 75-point
game are not the same? You
may find score even enters
into your answer. God, shoot-


ing is only a small part of this
game. Sign up for free lessons
even if you have most of the
answers already.
April 10 finds the summer
season starting at Winter
Haven. Each week a summer
tournament is in the district.
Carl Wile was number one
this past year out of more than
100 people. Will Carl do it
two years in a row? Are you
going to shoot in the summer
league? Come join the club
and get your Florida State
Shuffleboard number so that
you will be able to compete.
The start is closer than you
may think.
We are at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. (in back of the Sebring
police station).


TOWN AND COUNTRY MHP
Mary Ellen Bryant

SEBRING Can you
believe we are into the month
of March and hearing rumors
of people heading north with-
in the next few weeks? Where-
has this winter gone? Seems
we were just welcoming folks
down south and now it's time
to bid them farewell. We sure-
ly packed a lot into those few
short months ... some in the
park have been enjoying win-
ter vacations and cruises
while several are having
northern visitors. From those,
the pool-side comment seems
to be: "I hate to go back to
winter weather" and we cer-
tainly can sympathize with
them. While we may grumble
about cool mornings at times,
the north has been dumped on
with snow, sleet, freezing rain
and frigid temps. We are
spoiled rotten, aren't we; and
so blessed! (Just heard Bill
and Bess Wyse are weathering
six feet, eight inches of snow
today in .Mississippi, so per-
haps it's questionable if they
are enjoying this winter
break; however, knowing


them, they will take it all in
stride and marvel at each
snowflake).
Our monthly homeowner's
meeting brought reports of
highly successful yard sales;
we were delighted to show off
our great park and many
hopefully made some money
and disposed of some of their
excess items. We had 25 lot
vendors plus the baked items
and lunch foods for sale in the
clubhouse. A special thank
you to our community for vis-
iting us and to park people for
the work and support.
We had opportunity to meet
Earl and Georgene Buzwell
from Winoma, Minn., who
have purchased Doris Koch's
home on Town and Country
Boulevard. Also present at the
homeowner's association
meeting were Marion
Farezoco and Bill Lapeer who
have been in the park for a
few months. Bill has been
having major reconstruction
at his home and promises a
tour upon completion.
Welcome back to Don and
Jane McCleery also. New to
the park are Gary Amell and
Alan Roberts from northern
New York area, friends of the
Trombleys and Dubuques.
Gary and Alan are busy
restoring their newly pur-
chased home on Town and
Country also. Welcome to all.
Doesn't seem possible but
Wendy informed us she and
Hal will be heading north
April 1. We will surely miss
you both and wish you a won-
derful summer in New
Hampshire. Thank you for all
your' efforts at our park.
March breakfast was March 9
and am sure a great meal was
had by all. Ladies luncheon is
at Chicane's at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 12.
Upcoming: Monday, March
17, will be the annual St.
Patrick's Day celebration.
Two menus are available so
please sign up soon. Then on
Saturday, March 22, 4 p.m.,


we will enjoy our annual
spring pool party. Bring a
folding chair, big hat, sun-
screen, your drinks, and pre-
pare to enjoy the fun! Food
will be catered by Sonny's
BBQ and complimentary to
all association members.
Mandatory sign-up! Wendy
promises shade for those who
need.
Our guest persons at the
March meeting were Amy
Lampher from Medical Air
Service and Dick Lantis from
Systems Marketing out of
Arcadia. Although we have
not required usage, Chuck and
I have been MASA members
since 1996 and know many
who have utilized their fantas-
tic service. Dick presented
some helpful info concerning
local business people. Thanks
to both for the fine presenta-
tions and service.
The next area FMO meet-
ing will be on Thursday,
March 13, at 9 a.m. at our sis-
ter park, Tropical Harbor in
Lake Placid. Rich Ingler,
President of District 6 will
conduct the meeting. All man-
ufactured homeowners are
certainly welcome to learn
updated information concern-
ing our unique situations.
Dick Kapp emphasized this
area is under severe drought
conditions and we need to
abide by the water restrictions
set down by state/county. We
certainly are thankful for the
recent showers but they really
don't help make a dent in our
water deficit. Dick is correct;
we need to conserve our
water.
Bob Hull is recovering at
home after extensive surgery.
Dixie Cooper recuperates at
The Palms. Hurry home,
Dixie, we miss you next door!
It was great seeing Joyce
Glassbrook able to be out
walking yesterday after her
recent back surgery. We are
really sorry Hal Johnson has
had some lingering health
problems this winter and do


wish him much better days
ahead. Just heard Bill Lichtle
has been hospitalized but is
now home and active. Several
have experienced severe
bouts of stomach or respirato-
ry illnesses. Our best wishes
to each one; trust you are back
to normal activities soon.
Great news to hear Marge
Mace will be a regular resi-
dent here at Town and
Country again. Welcome,
Marge; we never, thought of
you as a visitor, but happy to
have you established again.
By this time, we are all
attempting to 'adjust to
Daylight Saving Time again!
Seems we were just getting
accustomed to winter hours
but will enjoy the extra day-
light hours into the evening.
March birthdays include:
Cynthia Divietro, Dolly
Blonde, Bette Chapel, Wanda
Dupree, Helen Mann, Wendy
Hervey, Connie Mullen and
Doug Purdy. Congratulations
to all from your park friends
and neighbors! A joyous,
Happy Easter to all also.
Anyone enjoying
walking/running is welcome
and encouraged to join the
American Red Cross' Second
Annual 5K Walk/Run at
Highlands Hammock State
Park to benefit the Disaster
Work of the Red Cross. I plan
to walk and would love to
have companions. (I also need
pledges)!
For those claiming NYS as
their home state, the annual
reunion for this area is on
Thursday, March 13, 11:30
a.m. at Homer's
Smorgasbord. Note corrected
date from last news item.
Apologies. Arrive early -
crowds are large.

TROPICAL HARBOR
Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID The Nu-
Hope ladies from Tropical
Harbor attended a luncheon


this past week at the Quality
Inn, which was held by all the
RSVP volunteers of
Highlands County. Awards
were received by all of our
ladies.
Rick and Brenda Knoche
hosted Monday Coed Coffee
and Louise Smith emceed on
March 3. We enjoyed home-
made sweet breads and
muffins made by Brenda
Knoche and also muffins
brought in by Sean from
Gator Grip who gave us a
presentation on his product.
George Susco, our park
manager, spoke with us. He
asked us to please bring arti-
cles in our yards indoors
when we head north for the
season. This will make it safer
for everyone here in event of
a hurricane. Mowing will be
done on a regular basis now
that the grass is beginning to
grow again. He wished those
who are leaving for the season
a safe trip and healthy sum-
mer.
Carol Noel, our' Sunshine
chairman, announced there is
a care card to sign for Toni
Price and a condolence card
to sign for the passing of
Delbert Hackert, who is Jan
Butts' brother.
Birthday and Anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang
"Happy Birthday" to' Bill
Butts, Bud Hathaway (cele-
brating his 85th birthday),
Cliff Beaupre and Nancy
Bishop. We sang "Happy
Anniversary" to Bill and
Helene Delosh. Thanks go out
to Virginia Tharp, who
accompanied us on the piano.
Doris Bierstine announced
the Nu-Hope Ladies will hold
their Crazy Card Party on
March 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets
are available at coffees. If you
have a card table they can use,
please contact Doris
Bierstine.
There will be a spaghetti

See FRIENDS, page 6B


Community Calendar


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

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live music
is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hot
dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Ladies Auxiliary
Post 21 meets at 11 a.m. the
second Wednesday at Blue
Crab Restaurant, Sebring.
Lunch will follow. There are no
meetings in June through
September. Call 385-0234.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
Building, on corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 a.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. For
details, call 381-9005 or 381-
9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Advanced dancing is from 6-8
p.m. Couples dancing is from
8-9 p.m. New dances taught
every other week. Call 655-
2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those


Experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First Baptist Church of Avon
Park Fellowship Hall class-
room. Thirteen individual video
sessions offer hope and sup-
port. Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at 5
p.m. for $3 ($10 max for fami-
ly). Call 453-6681.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the
second and fourth Wednesday
at the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Call 655-4007.
* Heartland Herpetological
Society meets 7 p.m., second
Wednesday, Room 315,
Cracker Trail Elementary
School, Sebring. Call 385-
6826.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,


Avon Park. Call 1-800-850-
7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands County Traffic
Safety Committee meets 10
a.m., conference room 3,
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, Sebring, second
Wednesday.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave.. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. Call 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) meets from 8:30-
10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. 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.


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Golden Girls and Guys
LAKE PLACID The
Golden Girls and Guys play
bridge at the Sun 'N Lake
clubhouse on Wednesdays.
Anyone interested in joining
can call 465-2503 or 465-
1040.
The results of March 5
were as follows: First place,
Fran Rouse; second place,
Pete Theobald; and third
place, Mary Jo Personette.

Golden Seniors
SEBRING The Golden
Seniors met Feb. 28 at
Sandy's on the Circle with
four tables for bridge.
The winners were: First
place, Randy Huber; second
place, Carol Huber; and third


FRIENDS
Continued from 5B
dinner on Saturday, March 15,
at the Lake Placid Masonic
Lodge. Contact 'Shirley
Landon for tickets and enjoy a
spaghetti dinner before te
Crazy Card Party.
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.
The March Ladies Lunch
Out will be at the Roadhouse
in Sebring on 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.


place, Don Soffee.
The Golden Seniors also
met and played bridge on
March 6 at Sandy's on the-
Circle in Sebring with four
tables.
The winners were: First
place, Don Freeman; second
place, Jim Jackemeyer; and
third place, Velma Royal.

Ov-r The Hill Gang
SEBRING At the Over
the Hill Gang's shooting
match on March 5,
Rangemasters Will Asbury
and Garet Garett set up the
shooting positions and targets
with a possible score of 125
points.
In the Open Sight Group -.
Tying for first place were


The last dance of the sea-
son will be on Saturday,
March 22. Frank E will pro-
vide your music and enter-
tainment. Tickets are avail-
able from any dance commit-
tee member.
The pizza lunch held by
Systems Marketing will be
h:ld on Tuesday, March 25.
Sign up on the list in the club-
house if you will be attending.
The bloodmobile will be
here Wednesday, March 26.
Sign up on the list if you are
able to donate blood.
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.


Don Gibbs, Gary Asbury and
Jay Port with 125 points
each. Tying for third place
were John Wade, Doris
McCollum and Will Asbury
with 124 points each. Tying
for sixth place were Glen
McCollum and Gary Plants
with 123 points each.
In the Iron Sight Group -
First place, Garet Garett with
116 points; second place,
Chuck Stoeffler with second
101 points; and third place,
Harold Fosnaugh with 94
points.
The Gang meets at 10 a.m.
each Wednesday at Jim's
Pistolarrow on U.S. 98. New
shooters are always welcome.
Call 655-4505 for more
information.


'The Tropical Harbor Red
Hatters are having their third
annual Spring Fling at the
clubhouse on March 28, with
Reese Thomas as live enter-
tainment. Menu choices
include chicken or tuna salad
plate. Vendors will be set up.
Many door prizes will be
offered. The Red Hat group
from the Lake Placid Health
Care Center will be honored.
For information, contact
Peggy Sue Teague at 465-
6704.
There is a March Follies
planned at the clubhouse on
Saturday, March 29. Tickets
are available for a $1 dona-
tion. The Follies are always
very entertaining and refresh-
ments will be served follow-
ing. Ladies are requested to
wear their Easter bonnet.


Jackson/Jackson Dinner

Courtesy photo
Pat Hogan (left), chariman, Highlands
County Democratic Executive Steering
Committee, and Richard Farmer,
Highlands County Democratic State
Committeeman and emceec, chat at the
Annual Jefferson/Jackson Dinner on
Feb. 23 at the Quality Inn. The featured
speaker was Congressman Tim
Mahoney.


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Heartland Amputee
Group meets Thursday
SEBRING The
Heartland Amputee Group
will meet at noon Thursday
at HALLO, 112 Medical
Center Ave. (behind
Highlands Regional in the
medical complex), for a
brown-bag lunch. This group
is an informational type of
support group for both recent
and experienced amputees of
all levels, their family and
friends and interested health
care professionals. The
group's main purpose is to
give support, encouragement
and exchange information
and product knowledge.
Anyone interested in meeting
with the group, feel free to
join us.
The Heartland Amputee
Group is organized through
Handicapped Americans
Love of Life Organization,
bringing to people opportuni-
ties to reach personal goals
and objectives. The group's
regular meeting is every sec-
ond Thursday of the month
during season.
For information about the
group, or if you would like to
be on the mailing list for
notification of the meetings
and guest speakers, call 655-
6233, 385-1196, e-mail hal-
loinc@embarqmail.com or
write to HALLO, P.O. Box
7082, Sebring, FL 33872.

Red Cross classes
SEBRING The
American Red Cross
Highlands County Service
Center is offering a number
of classes in the next week.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., First
Aid/Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation/Automated
External Defibrillator
Instructor.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m., First
..Aid/Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation/Automated
External Defibrillator/with
child AED. Cost is $45.
The Red Cross will also
offer the following Disaster
Services courses:
Thursday, 6-10 p.m.,
Disaster Action Team;
Tuesday, 6-10 p.m.,
Mass Care.
All classes will be taught
at the Highlands County
Service Center, 106 Medical
Center Ave.

Telephones available
for people with a
hearing or speech loss
SEBRING On
Thursday, Hearing Impaired
Persons will be in the confer-
ence room at Nu-Hope of
Highlands County, 6414 U.S.
27 South, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m., to distribute amplified
telephones to Florida resi-
dents who have a hearing or
speech loss.
Hearing Impaired Persons
is a regional distribution cen-
ter for Florida
Telecommunications Relay
Inc., a non-profit organiza-
tion that distributes special-
ized telephone equipment, at
no cost, to permanent resi-
dents of Florida who have a
hearing or speech loss. For
information, call (941) 743-
8347.

Support for men
fighting prostate
cancer available
WAUCHULA Many
prostate cancer patients are
helping each other through
an American Cancer Society
program called Man to Man.
Volunteers hold free
monthly meetings where men
support each other and
exchange information ,


through treatment and
beyond.
Every community's pro-
gram is different, but many
offer other services as well.
Presented by the American
Cancer Society at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 27, at ACS
Resource Center, 303 Main
St. in Wauchula.


HEALTH PAGE GUIDELINES:
The News-Sun publishes resi-
dential community news on
Wednesday.
Photos are accepted and are
returned when accompanied by
a self-addressed stamped enve-
lope.
The submission deadline is.
noon Fridays to be considered
for publication in the following
Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the News-
Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. week-
days; fax to 385-2453; send e-
mail to edtitor@newssun.com;
or mail to Health Page, News-
Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, FL 33870. For informa-
tion, call 385-6155, ext. 516.


For information, call (941)
365-2858, ext. 37.

Good Shepherd
Hospice to offer grief
support group
SEBRING When people
die, their families and loved
ones may need help to cope
with the pain and sense of
loss. Good Shepherd Hospice
'is offering a free grief sup-
port group in Lake Placid
where people can share their
feelings with others and learn
ways to work through their
grief.
A six-week adult grief sup-
port group is scheduled to
run on Thursdays, March 27-
May 1, at Lake Placid
Elementary School, 101
Green Dragon Drive. The
group will meet from 3-5
p.m.
The sessions are open to
Anyone who has lost a loved
one, and participants need
not have used Good
Shepherd Hospice programs
in the past. Space is limited
and reservations are request-
ed. To RSVP or for more
information, contact Thelma
Ralat at (863) 297-1880 or
toll-free, at 1-800-464-3994.
Good Shepherd Hospice
embraces its mission to make
the most of life by relieving
the suffering of patients and
their families affected by
life-limiting illnesses or end-
of-life issues. The organiza-
tion is a community-based,
not-for-profit hospice that
has been a part of Polk,
Hardee and Highlands coun-
ties since 1979. Good
Shepherd is the only local
agency offering hospice pro-
grams accredited by the Joint
Commission.


* 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 Unitr
* Pain Management
* Cardiac Cath Lab
* Cardio Pulmoniary
Rehab
* 24 Hour Emergency
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Courtesy photo
Telecom Pioneers Heartland Life Member Club delivered 57 handmade heart pillows to
Highlands Regional Hospital. Members helping make the delivery are (front row, from left)
Pioneer members Pat Jones, Bernice Hernandez, Violet Barton, Florence Oaks and Edith
Scheer and nurses on the back row.

Telecom Pioneers deliver heart pillows to hospitals


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING On Feb. 19 the Telecom
Pioneers (retired telephone people) Heartland
Life Member Club delivered 57 handmade
heart pillows for surgical patients to
Highlands Regional Medical Center and 54
heart pillows to Florida Hospital of Sebring.
Ladies who helped make the pillows includ-
ed Violet Barton, Pat Jones, Bernice


Hcrnandez, Florence Oaks, Fran Hull, Doris
White and Edith Scheer.
The Telecom Pioneers meet on the fourth
Wednesday of each month at the Elks Lodge in
Lake Placid for lunch and a meeting. If in the
area and interested in joining, call treasurer
Dee Gray at 385-2367 for reservations for
lunch, or the president,.Pat Jones, at 465-9772
for information.


* Fast Track
(For Minor Emergencies)
* 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
Security Services
* Home Care Services
* Hyperbaric Medicine
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SEBRING Dr. Rachel
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Cross-County Throwdown

Shirey holds down Streak attack,

w in Tate provides big hit in softball rout


News-Sun photos, by DAN HOEHNE
Sammie Lower was safe at home on the front end of a double steal in
the sixth, but it wasn't nearly enough as Avon Park won the twice-
delayed cross-county contest, 10-3, giving Logan Palmer ample reason
to leap in celebration onto Brearnna Tate.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING The game arrived at
long last, but it was Avon Park was the
team more ready to play Tuesday
night as they slammed the host Lady
Streaks 10-3.
After being rained out twice,
the highly, anticipated contest
took place, though neither team 1
seemed quite as anxious as the Seb
situation might have suggested.
"I think we were more hyped
up last week when we were
supposed to play," Red Devil
head coach Mike Cobb said. "And I
think that carried over to our game
against Mount Dora. But they weren't
.quite as pumped up tonight."
And that was from the winning


side.
From the home side of the field,
Lee Tolar held the same view for his
team.
"We didn't show up," he said. "I


1 Park

10
)ring

3


don't know what it is, we're in
a slump. We're not a team that
should get beat 10-3."
The starting pitching' for
both sides was effective early,
with scoreless firsts.
But the Lady Devils got to
Nikki Helms in the second
when Kim White singled and
moved to third when Brearnna


Tate reached on an error.
Tate stole second during a strike-
out but both players had to hold when
See DEVILS, page 4C


Long a one-man wrecking crew for Blue Streaks while Higgins holds down Devil bats


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING It is always a
favorite county match-up
when the Avon Park Red
Devils and the Sebring Blue
Streaks pair off, and
this time the boys in Seb
blue walked away with
a 3-1 win over the red
machine Tuesday night
at Firemen's Field.
Sebriqg starting
pitcher Cody Higgins
finished the 'game
strong, holding the Devils to
just three hits and giving up
just one run.
"I was fortunate that I
could establish a rhythm, and
could pitch the whole game.


They are a good ball club, but
I know that if I throw my
game, no one is going to hit
me much. I was throwing my
curve ball good, and keeping
it in the zone." said Higgins.
Blue Streak Kyle
ring Long was able to draw
S first blood by driving
in an RBI in the bottom
Park of the first, and
Higgins' tight pitching
S would keep Avon Park
off the board until the
top of the fifth.
Long would bat in two
more runs.with a standup dou-
ble in the bottom of the third.
Avon Park's only run
would come from a couple of
passed balls.


Chevis Hicks pinged one
into right for a base hit for
the Red Devils, and would get
a free pass to second a few
pitches later.
Then, on a third strike fum-
bled pass ball, Chevis would
score.
Defensively, Sebring's
Jordan Vassett would make
the play of the game, catching
a deep fly to the wall on a
dive and then throwing the
runner out at second.
His double play left two
Avon Park runners on base
and capped the Scbrinb win.
"We were kind of frustrat-
ed about losing to Braden
See STREAKS, page 4C


.News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Israel Gomez gets back to first safely as Red Devil Kyle Jackson awaits the throw on this
attempted pick off in Sebring's 3-1 win Tuesday night.


Peugeot paces field in Tuesday testing at Sebring


Special to the News-Sun
Pedro Lamy kept Peugeot at the
top of the.timing sheets at Sebring
International Raceway on Tuesday in'
the final test session for the 56th
Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
presented by Fresh from Florida.
Lamy's time of 1:43.710 (128.435
mph) was the best in the field by
0.725 seconds with official practice
sessions starting Wednesday.
The Peugeot 908 is racing in North
America for the first time with Lamy,
Nic Minassian and Stephane Sarrazin
doing the honors. Saturday's 12-hour
season opener for the American .Le
Mans Series will serve as a diesel
duel between Peugeot and Audi,
which has won at Sebring every year
since 2000 including the last two sea-
sons with its diesel-powered Audi
R10 TDI.
"Driving Sebring is much more
demanding on all concerned and it's
a perfect way to test all factors of the
car and the team prior to Le Mans,"
said Dindo Capello of Audi Sport
North America
But it's not just a two-car race.'
Marco Andretti made sure of that
with a best lap of 1:44.435 (127.543
mph) that was fastest in LMP2 and
second overall.
Andretti will make his Series
debut in the Acura ARX-Olb for
Andretti Green Racing, which won in
class last year in its maiden
American Le Mans Series race.
"We still have some work to do.
But the car has great balance and a
ton of downforce," he said. "I ran
several laps flat-out through Turn 1.
This is most enjoyable car you could
have at this track. You just have loads
of downforce. I wouldn't want any
other car, which is exactly what you
want at this race."
Andretti, the grandson of three-'
tithe Sebring overall winner Mario
Andretti, was 0.279 seconds better
than the first Audi of Marco Werner.
He will drive the No. 2 RIO TDI
with Lucas Luhr and Mike
Rockenfeller.
Next was the second-place LMP2
car, the Acura of Lowe's Fernandez
Racing. Adrian Fernandez's time in


News-Sun photos by SCOTT DRESSEL
Peugeot, above, was the time leader for the second day in a row Tuesday during pre-race testing, while Acura,
below, showed it may be more than a two-car race with the days best time in LMP2 testing.


'I would 't want any

other car, which is

exactly what you

want at this race.

MARCO ANDRETTI
the car he will share with Luis Diaz
was 1:45.549 (126.197 mph), good
enough for a 0.6-second cushion over
Dindo Capello in the second Audi he
will drive with Allan McNish and
Tom Kristensen.
Jan Magnussen went quickest for
Corvette Racing in GTI. His lap of
1:56.742 (114.098 mph) was 0.155
seconds better than the sister
Corvette C6.R of Olivier Beretta,
Oliver Gavin and Max Papis.
Magnussen will share duties with
Ron Fellows and six-time Sebring
winner Johnny O'Connell.
Jaime Melo kept Risi
Competizione on top in GT2 with a
time of 2:02.535 (108.704 mph) in


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theteam's No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT.
Melo and Mika Salo will team with
Gianmaria Bruni in an effort to
repeat as class winners at the 12
Hours. Last year Melo, Salo and
Johnny Mowlem won by 0.202 sec-
onds for the closest finish in race his-
tory.
Flying Lizard Motorsports, the team
Risi beat the checkered flag in 2007,
was second quickest in class Tuesday.
The team's No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3


RSR of J6rg Bergmeister, Wolf
Henzler and Marc Lieb were just 0.283
seconds behind the Ferrari. Farnbacher
Loles Racing's Porsche of Dirk
Werner, Marc Basseng and Bryce
Miller was third in class at 2:02.829
(108.443 mph).
The 2008 American Le Mans
Series season opens with the 56th
Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

See TEST, page 4C


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne


Coming around

on racing -

kind of
Here we are race fans,
within days of the 56th
Annual 12 Hours of Sebring.
This will be my personal
second annual viewing of the
event, though I can't say I'm
totally swung over to be
included among the actual
'fans.'
No knock on anyone who
has a passion for the
mechanical ponies, it's just
not something I grew up
with.
Maybe it's being a yankee,
a northerner who was never
exposed to it while I was a
youngster.
I have a.vague recollection
of dad bringing my brother
and I to a stock car race way
back when, and I do recall it
being rather exciting when
up close to the action.
It's kind of like hockey to
me, I guess.
You couldn't pay me
enough to not have to tie me
down to watch a hockey
game on television.
But I did go to a few
Blackhawks games in my
youth, courtesy of our neigh-
bors' season tickets.
And being right there, two
rows behind the glass, the
excitement was definitely
See RACE, page 4C


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ON DECK

THURSDAY: Baseball vs. McKeel Academy, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Mulberry, 5:30/7:30
p.m.; BoysTennis at Booker, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Booker, SFCC, 4 p.m.;Track and Field
at Frostproof, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Softball at Palmetto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis vs. Hardee, SFCC, 4 p.m.;
GirlsTennis vs. Hardee, Donaldson Park Courts, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Weight Lifting at Booker Invite, 11 a.m.


THURSDAY: JV Baseball at LaBelle, 6 p.m.;Track and Field hosts meet, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. McKeel Academy, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at McKeel Academy,.4:30
p.m.; Softball at Frostproof, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball at Clewiston, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis vs. Avon Park, 4 p.m.;
Lake Pladd GirlsTennis at Avon Park, SFCC, 4 p.m.; Track and Field vs. Avon Park/LaBelle, 4 p.m.




STHURSDAY: Baseball vs. Clewiston, 6 p.m.; JV Baseball at McKeel Academy, 4:30 p.m.;
BoysTennis vs. Braden River, CC, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis at Braden River, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball.vs. Palmetto, 7 p.m.; Softball at Braden River, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Weight Lifting at Booker Invite, 11 a.m.
Sebrin MONDAY: BoysTennis vs. Hardee, C.C., 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. Hardee, S.N.L, 4 p.m.



THURSDAY: Softball vs. Polk Community College, 5 p.m.
S FRIDAY: Baseball at Miami Dade College, 3 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at Miami Dade College, 1 p.m.; Softball vs. Miami Dade College, 2
S p.m.
SFCC TUESDAY: Baseball at Indian River, 3 p.m.; Softball vs. Concordia University, 5 p.m.


SPORTS BRIEFS


Avon Park Baseball sign-ups
at the Top Shop
AVON PARK Registration is cur-
rently under way for Pitching Machine,
Majors and older divisions of Avon Park
Baseball.
Registrations, complete with a copy
of a birth certificate and registration
fee, can be completed at Top Shop
through March 22.
Registration fee is $45.
For those players moving up from
younger divisions, a lesser registration
will apply.
For information, call treasurer Kattie
Vanderpool, 452-6329.
Sebring Baseball registration
SEBRING Sebring Youth Baseball
is now accepting registrations for the
following age groups: Majors (11-12)
and Dixie Boys (13-14).
Registration will take place March 12
and 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Max Long
Field and March 8 and 15 from 10 am -
2 pm at Max Long Field.
Registration is also being accepted at
Custom Prints, 2805 Alt 27 S., Sebring
(behind Publix).
Registration forms can also be down-
loaded from sebringbaseball.com and
mailed to Post Office Box 1178,
Sebring, Florida 33871.
Cost of registration is $75 per player.
Families with more than one player the
cost is $65 for each additional player.
All registrations must be received by
5 p.m. on March 19.
For more information please call
Israel Gomez at 471-2007.
Avon Park Mall Festival 5K
set for March 22
AVON PARK This year's edition of
the Avon Park Mall Festival 5K
Run/Walk has an "Early Bird" starting
time of 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 at
the Old Armory, Building on Verona
Avenue.
The race that benefits the Avon Park
High School track teams features t-
shirts, awards, and post run refresh-
ments.
Entry fee through March 17 is $12
with a $15 due after March 18 thru race
day.
T-shirts sizes can only be guaranteed
for pre-registered entrants.
Entries with name, age and t-shirt
size should be mailed to race director
Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring,
FL 33825.
Checks should be made payable to
Central Florida Striders.
Those desiring information about the
race may call the coach at 385-4736 or
e-mail cbrojek@comcast.net.
L Miracle League
LAKE PLACID The Miracle
League of Lake Placid will conduct a
baseball clinic Saturday, March 15.
The clinic is from 9-11:00 a.m.
All athletes and buddies are invited
out to the Lake June ball fields for a
day of learning and fun,
Baseball stations will be set up
around the field,
Stations for fielding, hitting and
throwing will be conducted by the
coaches from this past season,
For more infiformaiin, about the
Miracle League, visit our website at
www.miracleleagueoflakeplacid.coom,
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
information, contact us.

27th Annual VFW Post 4300
Charity Golf Scramble
SEBRING -The Golf Hammock Golf
Course will host the VFW Post 4300's
S27th annual Charity Golf Scramble
Saturday, March 22.
Check-in will be at,7:30 a.m. with a
shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Teams will be flighted in either A, B,
or C based on total handicap.
Entry fee is $50 per player, via cash
or check made payable to VFW Post
4300, with a sign-up deadline of March
15.
The tournament will be taking the
first 36 foursomes that sign up, so don't
miss out.
The price includes green fees, car,
refreshments on the course and lunch
for player and a guest at the Post after
play ends.
Ladies and mixed foursomes are wel-
come.
Cash prizes will be awarded to flight
winners and runners-up as well as
longest drive for both men and women
and closest to the pin.
Supported charities of the tournament
are Shriners Childrens Hospital and the
VFW Veterans' Home in Ocala, an
assisted living facility for needy and
disabled veterans, and the Post 4300
Building Improvement fund.
Entry forms can be picked up the
Post 4300 and at most Sebring golf
course pro shops.
Drop off entry forms, with fees, at
the Post or mail to VFW Post 4300,
Golf Tournament, 2011 S.E. Lakeview
Dr., Sebring, FL, 33870.
For more information or questions,
call Rick Straight, 471-1441, or Post
4300, 385-8902.
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-
person scramble and teams will be
flighted by total handicap.
Entry fee will be $60 per person
($120 per team) which includes after
play meal.
Registration forms are available at
the participating golf pro shop or can be
mailed or faxed to you by calling Sandy
Foster at 382-2134.
Business sponsorships are also avail-
able.
Previous years events have resulted
in a full-field of players so early regis-
tration is encouraged.


STATS & STANDINGS


Avon Park


MLB Preseason

AMERICAN LEAGUE


Tampa Bay
Detroit
Los Angeles
Oakland
Minnesota
New York
Baltimore
Kansas City
Texas
Chicago
Cleveland


UVE SPORTS ON TV


NBA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
x-Boston 50 12 .806 -
Toronto 34 28 .548 16
Philadelphia 30 34 .469 21
New Jersey 26 38 .406 25
New York 18 46 .281 33
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Orlando 41 24 .631 -
Washington 30 32.484 9%
Atlanta 26 37 .413 14
Charlotte 24 39 .381 16
Miami 11 51 .17728YA
Central Division
W L Pct GB
x-Detroit 46 17 .730 -
Cleveland 37 27 .578 9%2
Chicago 25 38 .397 21
Indiana 24 39 .381 22
Milwaukee 23 40 .365 23
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 44 19 .698 -
Houston 43 20 .683 1
New Orleans 42 20 .677 1%Y
Dallas 41 23 .641 3%
Memphis 15 47.24228%
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Utah 42 22 .656 -
Denver 37 26 .587 4%
Portland 33 31 .516 9
Seattle 16 47 .25425Y%
Minnesota 14 48 .226 27
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 44 19.698 -
Phoenix 41 22 .651 3
Golden State 39 23 .629 4Y%
Sacramento 28 35.444 16
L.A. Clippers 21 41 .33922%
x-clinched playoff spot
Monday's Games
Orlando 123, Atlanta 112
Boston 100, Philadelphia 86
Cleveland 88, Portland 80
L.A. Clippers 99, Miami 98
Houston 91, New Jersey 73
San Antonio 107, Denver 103
Dallas 108, New York 79
Tuesday's Games
Seattle at Indiana, late
Milwaukee at Washington, late
Portland at Minnesota, late
Utah at Chicago, late
Memphis at Phoenix, late
Toronto at L.A. Lakers, late
Wednesday's Games
Houston at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
L.A., Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m.
New York at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Seattle at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Charlotte at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m.
Toronto at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 40 23 6 86180159
Pittsburgh 39 24 7 85206192
N.Y. Rangers 37 24 9 83186171
Philadelphia 35 26 8 78212197
N.Y. Islanders 32 31 7 71170204
Northeast Division
S W L OTPts GF GA
Montreal 38 23 9 85 223 197
Ottawa 38 25 7 83 223 209
Boston 36 25 8 80183191
Buffalo 32 27 11 75211 204
Toronto 30 30 10 70196216
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Carolina 37 29 5 79216221
Washington 32 30 8 72 203 209
Florida 32 31 8 72190200
Atlanta 30 32 8 68186230
Tampa Bay 26 35 8 60189?25
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 45.18 6 96217154
Nashville 35 27 8 78 205 202
Chicago 33 29 7 73201199
Columbus 31 28 11 73170182
St. Louis 29 30 10 68170197
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 36 23 10 82195190
Minnesota 37 26 7 81187190
Colorado 37 27 6 80189185
Vancouver 35 24 10 80185174
Edmonton 33 31 5 71191 211
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Dallas 42 25 5 89212176
San Jose 40 21 8 88185165
Anaheim 39 25 7 85176170
Phoenix 34 30 5 73182185
Los Angeles 27 38 6 60 200 234
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

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


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY
Big East Tournament, First Round Teams TBA... ESPN
Big East Tournament, First Round Teams TBA... ESPN
Big East Tournament, First Round Teams TBA... ESPN
NEC Tournament Final Teams TBA........... ESPN2
Big East Tournament, First Round Teams TBA... ESPN
Big Sky Toumament Final Teams TBA ........ ESPN2
THURSDAY
Big East Tournament, Quarterfinal Teams TBA ... ESPN
Big 12 Tournament, First Round Teams TBA .... ESPN2
SEC Tournament, First Round -Teams TBA ........ SUN
Big East Tournament, First Round Teams TBA ... ESPN
Big Ten Tournament, First Round Teams TBA... ESPN2
SEC Tournament, First Round Teams TBA........ SUN
Big Ten Tournament, First Round -Teams TBA... ESPN2
Big East Toumament, Quarterfinal Teams TBA .. ESPN
ACC Tournament, First Round Teams TBA ..... ESPN2
Big East Tournament, Quarterfinal Teams TBA ... ESPN
Big 12 Tournament, First Round Teams TBA.... ESPN2


GOLF
THURSDAY
3 p.m. PGA- Arnold Palmer Invitational, First Round .... GOLF

NBA
WEDNESDAY
7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando......................... SUN
THURSDAY
8 p.m. Cleveland at Washington....................... TNT
10:30 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix ..... .... ....TNT


NHL
THURSDAY
7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston ....................... SUN
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Seattle
Boston
Toronto


7 .417
8 .333
9 .308


NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet
Milwaukee 9 5 .642
Florida 10 6 .625
Atlanta 8 5 .615
New York 8 5 .615
San Diego 7 5 .583
Colorado 7 6 .538
Cincinnati 7 7 .500
Arizona 6 7 .461
Los Angeles 6 7 .461
Washington 6 7 .461
Houston 6 9 .400
St. Louis 5 8 .385
Chicago 5 9 .357
Pittsburgh 4 8 .333
Philadelphia 4 9 .308
San Francisco 4 10 .285
NOTE: Split-squad games count in the
standings; games against non-major
league teams do not.

Monday's Games
Minnesota 4, Florida 2
Detroit 4, Washington 3
Atlanta 3, St. Louis 1
Houston 4, Toronto (ss) 3
L.A. Dodgers 7, Baltimore 4
Pittsburgh 8, Philadelphia 5
Cleveland 12, Tampa Bay (ss) 10
Boston 1, N.Y. Mets 1, tie, 10 innings
Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 4
Arizona 10, Colorado 9
L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 4
Chicago White Sox 9, Seattle 8
Kansas City 15, San Francisco 6
N.Y. Yankees 4, Cincinnati 0
Texas 5, San Diego 2
Tuesday's Games
Boston 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Florida 7, L.A. Dodgers 6
Baltimore 2, St. Louis 2
Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 1
Cincinnati (ss) 5, Houston 4
Detroit (ss) 4, Cleveland 2,10 innings
Detroit (ss) 5, Cincinnati (ss) 4
N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 1
Colorado 4, Seattle 1
Oakland 6, Chicago Cubs 4
L.A. Angels 8, San Diego, 4
San Francisco 8, Milwaukee 4
Chicago White Sox vs. Texas, late
Kansas City vs. Arizona, late
Washington vs. Atlanta, late
Wednesday's Games
Boston at Minnesota, 1:05 p.m.
Houston at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Toronto, 1:05 p.m.
St. Louis at Florida, 1:05 p.m.
Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Texas, 4:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Arizona at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Colorado at Chicago White Sox, 4:05
p.m.
Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 4:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Atlanta, 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 9, total points based on
25 points for a first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-
vious ranking:.

Record Pts Pvs


1. North Carolina (52)29-2
2. Memphis (13) 30-1
3. UCLA (5) 28-3
4. Tennessee (2) 28-3
5. Kansas 28-3
6. Texas 26-5
7. Duke 26-4
8. Wisconsin 26-4
9. Georgetown 25-4
10, Xavier 26-5
11. Stanford 24-6
12. Butler 28-3
13. Louisville 24-7
14. Notre Dame 24-6
15. Connecticut 24-7
16. Drake 28-4
17. Purdue 24-7
18. Vanderbilt 25-6
19. Michigan St. 24-7
20. Gonzaga 25-6
21. Washington St. 23-7
22. Indiana 25-6


1,776 1
1,693 2
1,646 3
1,626 4
1,517 5
1,360 9
1,316 6
1,30910
1,30011
1,043 8
1,036 7
976 14
959 12
802 19
767 13
672 20
646 15
565 16
497 17
474 22
375 23
357 18


23. Davidson 25-6 181 25
24. BYU 25-6 154 -
25. Marquette 22-8 128 21
Others receiving votes: Clemson 64,
Southern Cal 57, South Alabama 43,
Mississippi St. 21, Kent St. 11, Baylor
7, Pittsburgh 6, Oklahoma 4, Cornell 3,
Kentucky 3, West Virginia 3, Kansas St.
1, Saint Mary's, Calif. 1, W. Kentucky 1.
Monday's Major College
Basketball Scores
TOURNAMENTS
Colonial Athletic Association
Championship
George Mason 68, William & Mary 59
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Championship'
Siena 74, Rider 53
Southern Conference
Championship
Davidson 65, Elon 49
rSummit League
I"' Semifinals
IUPUI 80, Oakland, Mich. 65 ,
Oral Roberts 58, IPFW 42
Sun Belt Conference
SSemifinals
Middle Tennessee 82, South Alabama
73
W. Kentucky 70, Ark.-Little Rock 55
West Coast Conference
Championship
San Diego 69, Gonzaga 62


NCAA Women's Basketball


The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' women's college basketball poll,
with first-place votes in parentheses,
records through March 9, total points
based on 25 points for a first-place vote
through one point for a 25th-place vote
and previous ranking:


Record
1. Connecticut (49)30-1
2. North Carolina (1)30-2
3. Tennessee 30-2
4. Stanford 29-3
5. Maryland 30-3
6..LSU 27-5
7. Rutgers 24-6
8. California 26-5
9. Baylor 24-5
10. Duke 23-9


Pts Pvs
1,249 1
1,189 2
1,157 3
1,087 6
1,012 5
1,010 7
953 4
879 10
773 8
759 12


11. Texas A&M 23-7 691 17
12. Utah 27-3 657 15
13. Oklahoma 21-7 641 11
14. Old Dominion 26-4 621 16
15. Kansas St. 21-8 505 19
16. West Virginia 24-6 485 i4
17. Notre Dame 23-7 466 9
18. Oklahoma St. 23-6 456 20
19. G. Washington 25-6 380 13
20. Vanderbilt 23-8 241 21
21. Marist 31-2 209 24
22. UTEP 27-3 205 18
23. Louisville 23-8 141 -
24. Virginia 23-9 114 25
25. Ohio St. 22-8 82 22
Others receiving votes: Georgia 75,
Pittsburgh 56, Wyoming 54, Hartford
16, Arizona St. 13, Chattanooga 12,
Xavier 10, DePaul 8, SMU 8, Syracuse
8, Liberty 6, Purdue 6, Wis.-Green Bay
4, Iowa 3, Boise St. 2, Michigan St. 2,
N. Carolina A&T 2, Temple 2, TCU 1.
Monday's Women's Major
Basketball Scores
TOURNAMENTS
Atlantic 10 Conference
Championship
Xavier 47, Temple 42
Big East Conference
Semifinals
Connecticut 74, Pittsburgh 47
Louisville 67, West Virginia 60
Horizon League
First Round
Loyola of Cficago 73, Ill.-Chicago 69,
OT
Youngstown St. 65, Detroit 54
Mid-American Conference
First Round
Kent St. 75, N. Illinois 67
Toledo 53, Buffalo 50
Southern Conference
Championship
Chattanooga 71, W. Carolina 59
Summit League
Semifinals
IUPUI 54, UMKC 42
Oral Roberts 71, Oakland, Mich. 61
Sun Belt Conference
Semifinals
Middle Tennessee 57, Ark.-Little Rock
45
W. Kentucky 70, Arkansas St. 56


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DEVILS
Continued from 1C
Katelynn Stole lined out to
Hannah Shoop at first base.
But Julie Lamb came
through with a two-RBI sin-
gle for the early Avon Park
lead.
Sebring bounced back to
halve the lead when Sammie
Lower blasted a double, and
when the incoming throw to
try to nail her at second got
away, Lower came all the way
around to score.
It stayed 2-1 into the
fourth, when the Lady Devils
blew it open.
Consecutive walks to
White and Tate got it started
and when Amber Tindell laid
down a sacrifice bunt, the
throw to third wasn't in time
to get White, loading the
bases.
Stoll hit a chopper for an
RBI ground-out, but a walk to
Lamb loaded them up again,
just in time for Heather
Barnes to knock in two with a
shot up the middle.
A.third run came in on the
play when Barnes got caught
in a rundown long enough to
let Lamb come in with
Barnes winding up safe back
at first.
The Lady Streaks found
their outs dwindling as they
failed to score in the fourth
and fifth, but showed signs of
life in the sixth.
Wendy Negrin lead off with
a double to left center and
moved to third on a sharp sin-
gle to left by Lower.
Amanda Grimaldo brought
Negrin home with a single
and Grimaldo duplicated
Barnes' earlier base-running
maneuver, getting caught in a
rundown on a double steal
attempt long enough for
Lower to get home safely.
Avon Park, however,
answered back to put the
game on ice in the seventh.
Barnes walked to start the
frame and one out later she


STREAKS
Continued from 1C
River last Friday, and to come
back and beat Avon Park and
pitch well and play solid
defense and get timely hits
was a good way to come
back," added Higgins.


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Panthers hold off northern Loggers


News-Sun photo by
DAN HOEHNE
Ashton Shirey used-a mix of
her fastball and knee-buck-
ling change up to keep
Sebring's hitters off balance
in Avon Park's 10-3 win
Tuesday night.

came in to score when the
throw to first on Ashton
Shirey's bunt got away.
Shirey then -scored from
third on White's single before
Tate launched a blast to deep
left that conjured up images
of Carlton Fisk as it bounced
off the foul pole for a two-run
home run.
"I thought my heart was
going to come out of my
chest," Tate said. "It felt so
good, especially to do it in
this game."
As for Barnes, this was her
last game as the Lady Devil
shortstop, with surgery sched-
uled for March 26, she will
DH the next three- games
before calling it a season and
career at Avon Park.
"It was a great way to go
out," Barnes said.
The Lady Devils are back
in action Thursday against
Mulberry before hitting the
road Friday in district play at
Palmetto.
Sebring will try to break
out of it's slump Friday at
Braden River in a key district
match-up. '


Sebring faces Clewiston
Thursday night at 6 p.m.,,and
pairs off against Palmetto on
Friday night at 7 p.m. Bith
games are at home.
Avon Park plays again
Thursday night at home
against McKeel Academy at 7
p.m.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newsstun.com
AVON PARK It looked
like it might be an easy win
early on Monday evening at
SFCC, but a dogged Logger
squad from Springfield,
Illinois made things interest-
ing the the Panthers 8-6 win.
After a one-two-three top
of the.first by SFCC southpaw
Cameron Nelson, lead-off hit-


SFCC


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LCC

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ter Brodie
McClean
knocked the
first pitch he
saw from
Lincolnland
starter Chris
Schmid over
the left-field


fence for a 1-0 lead.
The Loggers got two on
base with two out in the sec-
ond, but Nelson got out of the
inning with no damage before
Hunter Reed brought Gerry
Neufang in with a double,
putting SFCC up 2-0.
Lincolnland scratched in
the third, to cut the lead in
half, but Brandon Decker
pushed it to 4-1 with a two-
run blast, his first of two such
taters for the game.
The lead was cut in half
again in the fifth, but again
the Panthers answered right
back with Reed ripping a two-
RBI single to score Steven
Levine and Sam English.


RACE
Continued from 1C
there.
Cross-checks that slammed a player
up against that glass, their face
smooshe'd up against it like a bug that
gets squashed on your windshield only
a whole lot bigger.
I've had friends say the same sort of
thing to me about baseball.
That they couldn't stand sitting and
watching it on the boob-tube, but enjoy
,the atmosphere of seeing a game out at
the park.
But I grew up immersed in baseball,
and while I also much preferred a day in
.the sun in tlte Wrigley Field bleachers, I
could sit for hours and watch what
might seem to many as a very boring, 1-
0 pitchers duel and be riveted.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
SFCC lead-off man Brodie McClean got the Panthers off to a quick start, hitting the first
pitch he saw out of the park.


Lincolnland would tack on
a few runs in the late innings,
but Decker's second two-run
homer kept the,, SFCC lead
just out of reach.
Nelson went seven innings
giving up just two runs on six
hits while striking out four.
Decker totaled four RBI
while Reed went a perfect 3-
for-3.
"I thought Cameron
(Nelson) did an outstanding
job in his first start of the


year," head coach Rick Hitt
said. "He is a bullpen guy for
us full-time, and on short
notice stepped into the
starters role and did just what
we needed.
"(Brandon) Deck (Decker)
hit two big flys that were the
difference in the game," he
continued. "We hope to con-
tinue solid play the rest of the
week in our four conference
games."
All the more important in


And that's the comparison, I guess.
I don't dislike racing, I just don't
know it that well and haven't really
been exposed to it much.
Though the thought of watching a
NASCAR race, with a straight-away, a
long left turn, another straight-away and
another long left turn just doesn't much
appeal to me.
The American LeMans Series races,
however, at least the track is a lot dif-
ferent than just the big oval.
With all kinds of
crazy turns, some
very tight and Open up
sharp, some more
like casual veers, it
does make for
some interesting
viewing.
And with four If
different classes of
cars taking to the aj e SS


that the win moves the
Panther recprd to 19-14 on the
season, but 0-2 in Southern
Conference play.
The task of improving the
conference standing began
Tuesday with a home contest
with Brevard Community
College before the Panthers
hit the road for a return
matchup at Brevard today and
two weekend affairs at Miami
Dade College Friday and
Saturday.


track at the same time, it can be quite
entertaining, if not a tad confusing.
In fact, I think it would be something
I could enjoy watching on television.
I guess my only complaint in being
there in person to cover it all day on
Saturday, is that I'm going to miss
watching the Cubs on TV.

Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editorfor the
News-Sun. He can be reached at
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-07-505
LETSGO LAND, LLC,,a
Florida Limited Liability Company,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
RAYMOND A. GRANIE,
MARUJA DEGRANIE; and
SUN'N LAKE OF SEBRING
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT,
DEFENDANTS.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008 5C


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CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO: THE DEFENDANTS, RAYMOND A. GRA-
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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:
Legal Description:
LOT 3, BLOCK 189, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
OF SEBRING, UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE
RECORDED REPLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 69, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER:
C043428-11018900030
has been filed against you and you are re-
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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 08-54
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
Dorothy E. Akam,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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thy E. Akam, deceased, File Number PC 08-54,
is pending in the Probate Court, Highlands
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Clerk of Court
Probate Division
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Sebring, Florida 33870
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FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this no-
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Personal Representative:
David A. Akam
N78 W12848 Country Club Court
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
/s/ W. Roy Wilkes .
Attorney For Personal RepLesentative
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
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FILE NO. PC 08-93
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Dorothy D. Paxton,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Doro-
thy D. Paxton, deceased, File Number PC 08-
93, is pending in the Probate Court, Highlands
County, Florida, the address of which is:
Clerk of Court
Probate Division
590 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and
other persons having claims or demands
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ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this no-
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Personal Representative:
Elizabeth P. Jenkins
214 Horsecreek Road
Seneca, Pennsylvania 16346
/s/ W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney For Personal Representative
3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite #9
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-7700
Florida Bar Number: 0608475
March 12,19, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-100
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN R. BECK
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOHN R. BECK, deceased, whose date of
death was February 11, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
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Plaintiff,
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NK/A STEPHEN D. SHANE, et al,
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1050 Legals
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-
Splus 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:/s/ Lisa Tantillo
Deputy 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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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


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March 5, 12, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 07-1127
HAYPFN COMPANY,
a Floiult Corporation,
Plaiitllr,
\s
CARMEN HERNANDEZ SUAREZ, and all
known il unknown persons claiming under or
thioutilh llhemn, unknown spouses, heirs, devi-
sees. giuntees, creditors. or other parties
claimingi by, through, under, or against any
known it utnknownil person who is known to
be dadi o is nol known to be either dead or
alive,
Defendant,
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
1TO: CARMEN HERNANDEZ SUAREZ
aaid all kllr n or unknown persons claiming
unitde oi thiouglll theIr, unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties iCalIming by, through, under, or against
Jnir 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 little 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
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-
quired to.sey.e a copy ofyur 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


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1055 cHighlands
1055 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
Tihe followimg legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Comrissioners and are be-
ing published in tile tont, size, and leading as pai their
specifications.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION
START DATE: Tihrsday March 7, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.
END DATE: Monday March 17. 2008 at 6:00 P.M.
through 10:00 P.M.
LOCATIONIWEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM
Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted pol-
cies, the Highlands County Board oi County Commis-
sionels (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 properly.
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
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 #lcbcc.or or Pam Loinay at PH: (863)402-
6528 e-mail plemaylhcbcc.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' Website at anytime during the Inter-
net bidding dates above.
Board ol County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
March 5, 9,12.16. 2008


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Childhood Development Programs. High School diploma or equivalency
preferred. Two years of full-time clerical or related experience (or an A.S.
degree in Secretarial Science) required. Proficient typing skills required;
computer literacy in word processing and electronic spreadsheet software
preferred. Strong interpersonal skills with all age groups required.
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RECORDS SPECIALIST
Full-time, year-round position responsible for maintaining all student records,
responding to transcript requests, grade processing, and actively participating
In the registration process. High school diploma or equivalency preferred.
Advanced secretarial training required; word processing training preferred.
Minimum of two years of full-time experience in working with student records,
or in a clerical/secretarial position. Computer terminal entry experience
preferred. Substantial computer related experience required. Hourly Rate:
$10.13-$10.91 plus benefits. Deadline: 5 p.m., 3/13/08.Visit our website for
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1550 ProfessionalServices 2100


A Precise Cut
Lawns & Land scaping.
All size jobs. Spring clean up. Commercial &
Residential & Insured. Call for Free Estimate.
863-381-0584 Ask for larry.
Highlands- Tile
Feb / Mar special! Floor installation (standard)
S1.50/sq ft. 35.years exp. No job too small.
Free estimate.863-655-3085
HOUSECLEANING-Weekly or bi-weekly,
mnove-ins or move-outs, low rates. Call 863-
214-5317.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES -Semi-retired Cer-
tified Public Accountant available for Accout-
ing and Tax work. Please call 863-465-1124.
RODRIGUEZ LAWN CARE
Mowing, trimming, mulch, landscaping. Free
estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
lent references. Licen. and insured. 863- 314-
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2050 Job Opportunities
ACCOUNTANT-FT, for non-profit office in
Sebring, minuluum of 2 yrs experience in per-
foirig increasingly complex bookkeeping
utilizilig a computerized accounting system.
Requires BA in accounting, business or relat-
ed field or equivalent combination of training
and experience, which provides the required
knowledge, skills and abilities. Proficiency in
Excel required, Great Plains accounting soft-
ware preferred. Non-smoking office. Salary
$13-14/hr depending on experience. Send re-
sume to: Financial Secretary, POB 270848,
Tampa,'FI 33688-0848 or fax 813-962-0585.


2100 Help Wanted


AFTER SCHOOL program need'1 part time
employee from 2pm-6pm. Monday -Friday.
Background check required DFWP. Please call
(863)385-9652 or (863)214-3960
CARRIERS NEEDED-THE Lake Placid Journal,
is seeking carriers for two Wed. evening
routes in Lake Placid. Must have dependable
vehicle, valid FL DL., and proof of insurance.
Apply in person at The Journal, 231 N. Main
Ave., Lake Placid. No phone calls please!
DIALYSIS PATIENT Care Technician wanted
for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Excellent
benefits, experience preferred, but will train
right person with phlebotomy experience. Call
863-382-9443 or fax resume to 863-382-
9242
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Sebring Office
Requirements:
s Wide range of administrative duties.
s Scheduling appointments make
meetings/event arrangements.
s Well organized, flexible, resourceful,
efficient and supportive.
s Effective communication skills,
written and verbal.
s Strong computer skills in MS Office,
PowerPoint.
s Ability to interact with staff in a fast
paced environment.
s High level of Professionalism.
s Regional Travel necessary.
Email resume to:
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DIRECT SERVICE WORKER
Intermediate Care Facility serving disabled
adults is seeking care givers to assist resi-
dents in all facets of daily living and encour-
age independence. Must be 21 yrs of age with
a HS diploma; valid FL Drivers license and
meet criminal background requirements.
Please call (863)452-5141 or complete an ap-
plication at 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park, FL
33825.
EYE CLINIC has openings in all positions. F/T
or P/T. Send resume to: PO Box 991,Lake
Placid, FL 33852.
Facilities

PROJECT MANAGER
Opportunity in Avon Park, Fl

A government services contractor is
proposing on a major facility manage-
ment contract in the local area. We
will have a career opportunity for
Project Managers, Facilities Opera-
tion and Maintenance Supervisor, QC
Managers, Work Control Administra-
tors, Environmental / Safety Supervi-
sors, Utilities Supervisors. Knowledge
of Avon Park Air Force facility is
preferred.

Akima offers competitive compensa-
tion and benefits package including
medical, dental, vision, and life in-
surance; prescription drug benefit;
matching 401(k); 10 paid holidays;
paid vacation; sick leave; short- and
long term disability; and AD&D. To
apply to this opportunity where you
can join a growing company, Please
send you resume to
resumes@akima.com.

Akima Facilities Management
www.akima.com
Equal Opportunity Employer

HIGHLANDS COUNTY law firm looking for le-
gal assistant. Must be a self-starter, be highly
organized and have strong communication
and computer skills. Some legal experience
required. Please forward resume to Clifford R.
. Rhoades, P.A., 2141 Lakeview Dr., Sebring
33870 or e-mail laura@crrpa.com
HIGHLANDS VILLAGE
Assisted Living Facility. Now Hiring kitchen &
aides. 3PM-11PM, 11PM-7AM 2301 US
Highway 27 S. Sebring. Call 863-402-0406



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Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. -- 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
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The following positions) close on 03/14/08


Family Support Worker 1014
Tractor Mower 910


The following positions) close on 03/17/08

GIS Coordinator 1008

The following positions) close on 03/20/08

Parks Maintenance Technician 924

The following positions) close on 03/24/08

Development Specialist 756

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descriptions visit us on our website at www.hcbcc.net or
apply at 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.

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2100 Help Wanted
IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT
RN'S, LPN'S & MSW PER DIEM
Home care experience preferred.
HomeCare Solutions, 102 S. Ridgewood Dr.
Suite #7, Sebring, Fl. 33870
(#2999922520)
863-386-5520 or fax resume: 863-386-5501
MEDICAL, OFFICE seeking medical billing/ col-
lections full-time employee. Must be a team
player, assertive with insurance companies,
able to discuss patient accounts with patients,
goal oriented, and dependable. Prefer three to
five years experience.
All candidates e-mail resume and cover letter
to sbrng_2007@yahoo.com. Or mail to Box
2204, C/O The News Sun, 2227 US 27 S,
Sebring, F 33870


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NOW HIRING!
Managers
One of the keys to our success is the out-
standing people who make up our restaurant
teams. It is the results of these people who
have carried us to thousands of locations na-
tionwide. We are currently hiring General
Managers, Co-Managers, and Assistant
Managers.
In addition to competitive wages, we offer the
following benefits:
Medical Insurance
SDental Insurance
Flexible Schedules
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Paid Time Off
Great Bonus Plan
Email: keith.donovan@LCEcorp.com
Phone: 321-961-9400
An Equal Opportunity Employpr

NOW HIRING: companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. For
more information: (985) 646-1700. FL6654
OFFICE COORDINATOR
Lykes Citrus Management Division has an im-
mediate opening for an Office Coordinator at
their Basinger Grove office. Duties include
basic accounting skills, reception duties, as-
sisting with job applicants and basic clerical
functions. Successful applicants should pos-
sess two years experience in the above descri-
bed areas and have knowledge of Word and
Excel software. The ability to communicate in
Spanish is a benefit but not required.
Lykes Citrus Management Division offers
competitive wages and benefit package in-
cluding Medical, Dental, Life, AD&D and LTD
insurance plus paid vacation and holidays. Ifi-
terested applicants should apply in person at:
Lykes Basinger Grove office
490 Buckhorn Road, Lorida, Fl. 33857.
Or
7 Lykes Road, Lake Placid, Fl. 33852
Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal -
Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirma-
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SECURITY OFFICERS needed,
Class D License, full time, P/T,
classes available, Call 863-682-
2023. Post is located in Sebring
SEEKING WELL Exp Med office help, Exc
coiFm, Organizational, Typiing rid Complifer
skills are a MUST. Fax resume to 863-471-
3206 or Medicalofficebilling@yahoo,com
STANLEY STEEMER
of Highlands Co. currently has several posi-
tions for Carpet Cleaning Techs. We are look-
ing for cheerful/dependable people who will
be working in a service business. No Exp.
necessary. Applicants must possess valid FL
drivers license and safe driving record.
$100.00 sign on bonus will be given to all new
employees after 60 day probation period. For
appt., contact Rick or Brian at 863-655-2190.
DFWP
TECH NEEDED for Out Patient Surgery, CNA
preferred, but will train. Fax resume to: 863-
471-6834.
WANTED: GIRL Friday
1 Person Office, Word, Excel,
Quick Books. Fax resume :402-9044
WANTED: MR/ MRS Clean Type
Benefits/ Good Pay, detailed oriented
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4040 Homes For Sale
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 new
JACOBSEN HOME. Call Bob now!
352-209-0444


City of Sebring Employment Opportunity


The City of Sebring is.recruiting for the following position:
CHIEF WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
(position title)
$15.89 $18.22 per hour DOQ
(pay range)
UTILITIES/WATER OPERATIONS
(department)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Possession of a Florida Class "C" Water Treatment Plant Operators License.
- Possession of a valid Florida CDL/good driving record.
- Knowledge of D. E. P rules and regulations.
- High School diploma or acceptable equivalency diploma.
- One year experience as Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator.



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 Open Until Filled.


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


4060 Homes for Sale
4060 Avon Park
AP-LARGE 3/BD, 2BA, 1/CG, block home, cur-
rently rented @ $800 per month, 1387 Me-
morial Dr. $62,000. Call Greg Uj727-742-0412

4080 Homes for Sale
4080 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
BANK FORECLOSURE
Brand new Home, never lived inl
3/BD, 2/BA, 2/CG, tile floors, 1749 SO .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.

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

41 0 Homes for Sale
4 00 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
2 CLEARED LOTS, Harder Hall area, level &
dry, ready to build. 60X127, corner lot, front-
ed by 2 paved roads, $29,500. 50X115, inte-
rior lot, fronted by paved road, $24,900. Call
863-471-1364 or 860-459-5968 cell.
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


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


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5050 Mobile Homes
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AP-DOUBLE WIDE 2/2 in Lake Bonnet Village.
Includes lot lease, appliances, and some fur-
nishings. $47,000. Call 863-449-0184
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.
SEBRING 67 FT mobile home in Leisure Acres
2/BD, 2/BA with handicap ramp. Includes
washer & dryer, attached carport with en-
closed workshop.$35,000. Call 863-214-
3760

5100 Mobile Home
5100 V Lots for Sale
Palm Harbor Homes
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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, in Sebring. $750 mo. with $100 dis-
count, 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.

6 100 Villas & Condos
61 O0 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)


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6 200 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
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 an
Equal Opportunity Provider,and Employer.
Los Apartamentos de Castle Hill de Avon Park
estan aceptando aplicaciones 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
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.
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
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
FOR RENT/SALE: Furnished 2bd/2ba. Caged
pool, villa or Golf course- Golf Hammock.
Long Term Rent or Lease to buy. No animal of
any kind. Serious renters / buyer's only
(evening's) (863)-382-6603 (863)-273-2900
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
BRAND NEW 3BD / 2BA SFC on 5334 CR 17
south in Sebring, $900 Per Month Quite
/Clean area, lots-of privacy, 10 mins from
downtown SEB. Call for showing
863-214-9507
FOR RENT- SEBRING- LARGE 2BD/ 2 BAI
1CG. Quite neighborhood. Call 863-381-3917.
GREAT SHAPE Almost New 3BD/ 2 BA SFC on
906 MLK Blvd in Sebring, $600 per month,
quite / clean area, next door to downtown SEB
call for showing 863-214-9507
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- 2BD/1BA. Nice area. close to
shopping. $495/mo. Wood floor. Amazing
Rent to own opportunity. Mortgage paid for 1
year to qualified candidate. 772-214-4592.
LAKE PLACID. Lg 2 story 2br 1.5 ba town
home. Close to shopping & town. Excellent
_COnditions. City water. $6757 Reference a
must. 863r465-1758
LAKE PLACID/ Placid Lakes 2/2/2, Fresh
Paint, new A/C, New fridge, tile, 4 street from
Lake June. $750/mo. $25 application,
month+ lease. Call 863-381-2752.
LP-2/2/1 WITH florida room, new appliances,
very clean. $700/mo 1st, last, security, or for
sale, owner finance an option- in Lake Placid.
Call 863-465-6091 or 863-464-8555
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- 3/2/2 completely remodeled Golfcourse
home. All new appliances and bathrooms.
W/D hookup, lots of storage. $1500 plus de-
posit. Call 863-381-5229 or 863-381-3481.
SEB-2/1.5/1, CLOSE to town, nice neighbor-
hood, $700 per month. Call 863-385-1175 or
863-202-1176.
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 863-655-5426.
SEB-UNIQUE CEDAR home/stilts on canal to
N. Lake Sebring. Very quiet, secluded,wooded
area, deck out back, suitable for single or cou-
ple. $750/mo, + sec, Non smokers pref. Call
863-414-0942 or 863-453-0972.

SEBRING RENT- Purchase option.
Sun N' Lakes 2/2/1 with Florida room, new
kitchen appliances, wood floors, washer/dry-
er. Rent $800 mo. + deposit w/ option to pur-
chase. $124,900 Call 863-414-2064
SEBRING- 2BD/1BA, 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.
SEB-LOCATED NEAR BLUE LAGOON, $575,+
1st, last, sec. Small pets ok. Includes all utilit-
ies, furnishings .Use of Club Pool house. Ma-
ture adults preferred. Call 863-471-6523.


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Merchandise


7040 Appliances
Appliances
New and Used $50 and up.
Call 863-655-4995
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER $250?
We will run it free!
Either mail to or drop it off at our office
2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
WASHERS $100 AND UP, DRYERS'$75 and
up, stoves $85 and up, refrigerators $125 and
up, 30 day warranty. Call 863-385-0007.


7180 Furnitre
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!
HOSPITAL BED, Like new $500 cash. Call
863-655-4689















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

7300 Miscellaneous
13 VINYL FL. windows, for Fl. room/screened
porch. $500 OBO. Call 937-210-2255.
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!
TANNING BED, excellent condition, uses regu-
lar wall outlet. $400 OBO. Call 863-453-3980.



10 CUP coffee grinder & brew, cuisinart, ex-
cellent conditions. $25 cash. 655-4689
12 V. Spray tank 14 gallon: new $50 cash.
655-4689
ANTIQUE GRIM Reaper Scythe 30" Blade- $15
863-273-3731
APPLIANCES, microwave, Amana, medium
size, $17.50, Coffee makers $2 each,
toaster/oven $5 and more, Call 863-214-6697
BEADED ID badge lanyard, handmade and
new $12, 386-0609 leave msg.
BEDROOM FURNITURE, 5 pieces, beige mica
with king headboard, excellent condition.
$200. Call 863-465-0726.
BEDROOM FURNITURE, king headboard,
frame, 9 drawer dresser, mirror, nightstand.
$200. Call 863-471-0557.
BLACK AND SILVER -computer desk and
shelves, matching. $100 OBO Call 863-253-
9063.
BOOTS 9 1/2" Black 10 D, excellent condi-
tions. $25 cash 655-4689
BURN BARRELS, multi use, $20. 55gal metal
drums, multi use, $15. 55gal plastic drums,
multi use, $20. Call 863-443-3900.
CIRCULAR SAW- 71/4" electric $15. call 863-
464-0877
COLLECTIBLE GLASS, good names, see what
$250 will buy, or buy only the part you want.
See it soon! Call 863-214-6697.
COLOR TV Excellent Conditions with remote
control. 21 inch $65.00. call 863-699-1911
COUCH APT. size 5' light brown, $65. ph
863-273-2083
DINING ROOM table light blue & white tiled
top with light wood frame very pretty. $75
OBO Call 863-253-9063.
DINING ROOM Table wood $50.00 Call 863-
253-9063
DINING TABLE and Chairs...wood $65.
ph:863-273-2083
DOG CAGE with tray, like new, $50, 42x30x31
Call 863-465-3487.
DOLPHIN SET-coffee table/end table/light
(lamp), and 2 fountains. $200 OBO. Call 863-
253-9063.
E-Z CHAIR. Vibrating, mauve color $65.
ph:863-273-2083
ELECTRIC LAWN mower, very quiet, works
well and includes long cord $65.00 863-464-
0877
ELECTRIC WEED Eater and Electric leaf
blower, Both work well $35. call 863-464-
0877
ENTRANCE FRONT Door ( Green) $40.00
Three rocking chairs (1)Large 2)Medium
(3)Small $50.00 FOR ALL THREE
FIRE PLACE Electric Brick with mantle $100.
Tel 863-253-9063 .
FISH TANKS (20 gal & 35 gal.) $30.00 each.
call, 863-699-0743 .
FRONT ENTRANCE door (green) $40.00.
Call 863-465-9615
FULL SIZE traffic signal, 3 color about 3 feet
tall. $100.00 (863)464-0877
HOT PLATE Portable 2 Burner( ELECTRIC)
$15. 863-273-3731
LAMP TABLE- $15 863-273-3731
LIVING ROOM set. couch, love seat, chair, 2
end tables. $100.00 call 863-253-9063
MIRROR 18 x 36 Oval- $25. 863-273-3731
NEW AIRCRAFT blind fastener kit 10D, 100-1
RN $115 cash. 655-4689
NEW CONTINENTAL 0-200 A prop extension
4" $75 CASH. 655-4689
OLDER ELECTRIC golf cart, needs batteries,
$100: Call 863-443-3900.
PERSONAL HOME spa whirlpool/ bubble bath
use in regular bath tub.$75.00 call 863-699-
1911
RANGE MICROWAVE. Black like New. $75.00.
call 863-253-9063
SANDERS BELT 4" with 6" disk. $35.


ph: 863-273-2083
SMALL FRIG- For office or Dorm. Wood grain
finish, works well. $50.00 O.B.O call 863-464-
0877
SPREADER SCOTT Speedy Green 3000- $20
863-273-3731
THREE ROCKING chair large, medium and
small $45.00 for all three. Call 863-465-9615
TONY LAMA Dress Boots 12". Brown 10 1/2
D. Excellent conditions, $75 cash. 655-4689
TOPPER FOR Dodge pick up. Fiberglass,
Black. $100.00 OBO. 863-664-9058
UPRIGHT VACUUM cleaners, bagged or bag-
less. Reconditioned to like new $25. Call 863-
402-2285.
WIRELESS CARD for laptop computers. Pur-
chased 10/27/2007, from Alltel in Sebring, Fl.
The card was used with Microsoft Windows.
Card's #PC5750. Asking $175. Call Hazel 863-
453-7027.


WASHING MACHINE Kenmore. white works
great. $100.00 Call 863-253-9063.



AP-2719 NAUTILUS DR.,Lake Olivia. Fri-Sat.
Mar 14-15, 8AM-? Moving sale. Lots of ga-
rage & yard tools, lots of household items,
recreation items, and much more.
AP-2764 US HWY 27 N, Hair Depot, Sun, Mar
16th. Antiques, tools, furniture, dolls, dishes,
TV's, rockers, kitchen sets, sofa's, toys,
lamps, end tables, beds, dining room set, col-
lectables, paintings, milk cans, recliners, etc.
AVON PARK 10 Forest Hill DR. Fri + Sat.
Mar14th &15th 8am-? Three family yard sale.
Lots of miscellaneous!
AVON PARK- Garage sale. Very nice items.
Sun + mon, March 17th&18th. 8am-3pm
BAZAAR
**SAT., MARCH 15th** 8am-2pm
**Sun N Lake Community Center**
3500 Edgewater Drive, Sebring
Crafts Bake Sale Food
Raffle Trash/Treasure
VendorTables available for $5.00
Call Ann Carlisle 471-0734 or June Gates
314-9005
LAKE PLACID- Huge estate Sale- Furniture,
appliances, computers/ electronic equipment-
new & used, glassware, dishes, linens,area
rug, assorted clothing, toys, baby items. Too
much too list. Great buys. Mar.15,16 8am-
4pm.1222 Driscoll Dr. (Lake Blue)
LP-325 E Waterway Ave NW. Fri-Sat. Mar 14-
15, 7:30AM-? Upright Westinghouse freezer,
Kirby vacuum, Epson stylus printer, sheets,
towels, glassware & more!
LP-HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES-1507 Bradley
Ave., Fri-Sat, Mar 14-15. 225 amp Lincoln
Welder, large vise, cut off saw, scroll saw, log
chains, tools, metal cabinet, craft items, &
dishes & lots more!


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7520 Pets & Supplies 8400 RecreationalVehicles


LP-113 LAKEFRONT Lane NW (Placid Lakes)
Sat. Mar 15th, 8AM-3PM. Multi-Family, Sat.
only, everything must go!
LP-LAKE PLACID GARDEN CLUB, Plant, Jew-
elry & Bake Sale, Stuart Park, Interlake, be-
tween N. Pine & N. Oak. Costume, Vintage,
& Better Jewelry. Sat. Mar 15th, 8AM-1PM..
SEB-3525 BRISTOL ST. Thur, Fri, Sat, Mar
13,14,15. 8AM-? Some furniture, tools, T.V.
entertainment center, clothes, lots of odds &
ends! Must See!!
SEBRING VILLAGE
ASSOCIATION TRASH
TREASURE & CRAFT SALE
in Clubhouse one mile
west of Walmart on
Schumacher Rd. Sat. Mar 15th
7:30AM-NOON
SEBRING- 1720 Dahlia terr. Collectables,
cherished teddys, calico cats, party lite, furni-
ture, miscellaneous household. Sat. Mar. 15./
8am -?
SEBRING- Fri+Sat. Mar.14th&15th. 7:30am-?
Lg Variety of items. Household, linens, home
decor, like new clothes. 309 Lark Terr. Off
ThunderBird.
SEBRING- GARAGE Sale- 2812 Vine Lane Off
Desoto Rd. Marl5th From 8am- 4pm.


7340 Wanted to Buy
USED 3 wheel bicycle, good condition, Call
336-613-9132.

7380 Machinery & Tools
USED TOOL Sale scaffolding, bosch 14" elec-
tric demo saw, 12" compound mitre saw w/
stand, knack 6' job box, drywall lift jet drill
press, mark 1 series brake w/ stand 9 clamp,
pallet jack 5000 Ibs, concrete forming pins,
turn buckles, chain hoist, spline shaft drill, air
tools, shop vac, numerous hand tools date
March 15th 7:30am to 1:00pm located at a
plus Mini Storage, 27 South Lake Placid or
call for appt. 863-633-9667


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FREE YOUNG male 22 Ib companion dog.
Short hair, quiet, calm, house broken, leash
trained, house / couch privileges & fenced
yard a must. 863-773-3956


NOTICE
Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
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and proper shots and be free of in-
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Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
18 1/2 Ft. 97 Regal Bow Rider & trail-
er. IBO New V6 engine. Full boat cov-
ers & bimini top.$4900. Call 863-465-
6553.

8400 Recreational Vehicles
2008 33FT Franklin traveltrailer, super slide,
W/D, many options, must sell. $16,500 OBO
CELL 630-631-8722
MOTOR HOME -RV space for rent. Lakefront
Avon Park, $400.mo. Includes all utilities &
cable. 863-453-4618
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9100 Motorcycles &ATVs
07' KAWASAKI 650 Brute force 6K & 07 su-
zuki 400 4WD $4500. Both New.PH: 386-
5128
1984 HARLEY Sportster, $3500 OBO. 1982
Yamaha Maxim 650, $1000 OBO. Call Tony
863-381-1993.

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.
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9450 Automotive for Sale
1966 VW Beetle. In excellent condition.
$5500. Call 863- 465-0099
1997 FORD commercial Van. Includes cage &
rack. $3000 OBO call (863)443-0815
2002 CHRY Town n Country, limited, excellent
condition, $6000 OBO. Call 863-453-3980.
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