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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
Alternate title: News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun
Place of Publication: Sebring, Fla
Creation Date: May 7, 2008
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each days's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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Union fight looms at Elberta Crate and Box in AP


Workers claim intimidation tactics; federal laws may have been violated


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssuni.comc
AVON PARK - According to Bill
Street, a national representative the
International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers,
employees of Elberta Crate and Box,
at 229 Hatcher St., approached the
union in 2007 for help in organizing
and bargaining collectively.
The company produces the wood-
en, wire-bound crates that are used
to ship vegetables from the field to


market. The assembly line process
means repetitive motion injuries are
particularly prevalent, as the line
turns out 16 to 18 boxes a minute.
Working conditions, Street said,
have been dangerous and difficult
for so long at the plant that' the
employees felt driven to seek aid
despite their suspicion of unions in
general.
In a recent interview with Leon
Blocker, president of Woodworkers
District Lodge 2, the union's region-


al leader, a list of complaints was
brought to light. An employee of
Elberta Crate also attended the inter-
view.
Street said, for example, that the
plant has an injury rate three times
higher than the state average.
From 2005 through 2007, accord-
ing to information supplied by
Elberta Crate in its OSHA 300
reports, the Avon Park plant saw 28
accidents leading to 948 lost days,
and 691 light duty days.


Street added that there were other
less serious, but still substantial
grievances.
One, for example, is years of no
hot water in the bathrooms, and the
fact that workers have to sign in and
out - noting the exact time - 'to
use the bathroom.
The News-Sun was shown copies
of an alleged bathroom sign-in sheet.
According to the sheet, the typical
See UNION, page 6A


Comparison of worker injuries and
days lost at Elberta Crate and
Box Company's two plants in
Bainbridge, Ga., and Avon Park


ACCIDENTS
'05 '06
Bainbridge 6 6
Avon Park 10 9


DAYS
'05
Bainbridge 10
Avon Park 368


Total
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28


LOST
'06 '07 Total
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282 298 948


County to offer


Wright $150,000


in base salary
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING - Commissioners will begin
contract negotiations with Michael J.
Wright by offering him a $150,000 base
salary to be Highlands' second county
administrator.
County Administrator Carl Cool, who's
been with the county about 30 years and
serving more than half that time as the chief
executive officer, retires at the end of the
month.
Cool earns more than. $126,000 plus ben-
efits.
Wright, a Tallahassee assistant city man-
ager in charge of development and trans-
portation, was selected from
more than 80 applicants and
five finalists at a special
meeting April 28.
Wright earns at least
$145,000 at his current post.
He brings with him about
- 30 years of county and
Wright municipal management
experience, most of it from
Florida communities.
The commissioners also discussed other
relatively-standard contract considerations
such as $5,000 for relocation expenses, a
residency requirement within 60 days of
starting the job and a severance package
should the board fire him without cause.
The commissioners were split as to bind-
ing themselves in the contract to annual
evaluations of Wright, though they all
seemed to agreed such performance reviews
were necessary and protected the board and
the employee.
They'll give him the option of using a
company car or taking a $600 -monthly car
allowance.
Commissioner Don Bates suggested the
latter, having read that it was proving more

See WRIGHT, page 3A


Divers can use Lake Denton,


but swimmers left high and dry


Public boat ramp to re-open Saturday morning


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Lake Denton is one of the area's top lakes for scuba diving, drawing divers from all over the state for
training.


By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.coin
AVON PARK - The Health
Department last week cautioned
that re-opening the Lake Denton
boat ramp and charging for swim-
ming, er, diving might be a viola-
tion of state law.
After further review of the
newest Lake Denton ordinance
that charges $25 per diver per day
to access the coveted clear water,
Health Department Environmental
Health Director Frank Kruppa


'The divers do not think
that's swimming. They cut
that up and split that up a
bunch of different ways.'

VICKIE PONTIUS
Parks and Recreation director

gave the county the OK to re-open
boat ramp access.
"The county ordinance does not
allow swimming at boat access


points," Kruppa said, during a
phone interview Tuesday.
Initially, his concern was that by
permitting public swimming at
Lake Denton, the county was
bound by state law to meet certain
requirements, such as regular
water sampling and permanent
facilities, and to obtain a permit
from the Health Department.
But, in a letter to the county
Monday, Kruppa said the county

See DENTON, page 6A


Triathlon


committee


back at full


strength

Three founding

members return
By KEVIN J. SHUTT
kevin.shutt@newssun.com
SEBRING - After remov-
ing themselves from the
Heartland Triathlon commit-
tee Thursday, three founding
members have returned.
According to a press release
issued Tuesday, Cherie Siarir
returned as race director.
"Our sponsors were very
convincing," Starr said of
Florida Hospital and Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce. "We've decided to
re-work our schedules so that
we can commit the time need-
ed to make this event the best
ever."
A lot of things have hap-
pened to the chamber in the
past two weeks, most notably
the departure of Dan Andrews
as chamber' president, the
opening of a state's attorney
investigation into possible
criminal wrongdoing and the
chamber's directors calling
for an independent financial
audit.
As personalities and issues
See TRI, page 6A


This stretch of beach is for the birds

Threatened terns have made Lake Jackson home


By MATT MURPHY
matt.murphy@newssun.com
SEBRING - The Lake
Jackson shoreline adjacent to
U.S. 27 has become a nesting
ground for a threatened bird
species, and signs have been
posted along the shoreline
urging lake-goers to keep out
of an area that is a popular
gathering spot for boaters.
The- signs have been
installed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission in an attempt to
protect the least tern.
Least terns are migratory
birds that come from South
and Central America to nest,
lay eggs and raise their
young. The birds traditionally
nest on the coasts, although
recently they have begun to


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nest farther inland. The terns
have also started nesting on
the roofs of buildings
throughout the state.
Terns' habitats include
beaches, seacoasts, lakes and
rivers, and because its habi-
tats tend to come into human
contact often (whether


through recreation or water
diversion) the species has
been classified as "threat-
ened" by FWC.
Threatened birds in their
nests are protected by federal
and state law, said , Breanne
See BIRDS, page 6A


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Dozens of signs like this one are used to rope off an area on the shore of Lake Jackson next
to U.S. 27, warning lake users that activity in the area can be harmful to the least tern (left
photo), a threatened species of bird that is using the area for nesting.


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County's top


seniors recognized

Annual Scholarship Recognition

banquet draws 226 students


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - While only
40 students were awarded
scholarships, Saturday night
meant a lot to the 226 gradu-
ating seniors in attendance.
"I could visualize my 12
years of hard work coming to
an end," joked APHS student
Zach Lehman about. walking
to the front of the room to
receive his scholarship.
Lehman was one of 30 ran-
domly chosen students to
receive a $200 scholarship.
Scholarship Recognition is
the biggest event in the coun-
ty to recognize academic
achievement. The pool of 226
students all had a GPA above
3.4. Ten students were ran-
domly selected from each-of
the three high school for a
$200 scholarship.
While not a recipient her-
self, Lake Placid High School
student Sydney Stewart could
hardly contain herself.
"I just like to cheer for my
friends from all schools," she
said. "I'm very excited for my
fellow students getting all
these awards because they
worked really hard to get
here."
The valedictorians and
salutatorians from each
school are recognized during


the night, as well as a student
that 'turned around' their per-
formance and finished strong
- called the Superintendent's
Turnaround award.
The recipient from Sebring
High School was Rich
Boggus.
"I can think of many others
that deserve it more than I
do," he said. "But (I probably
received it) because of my
hard work and determina-
tion."
Boggus plans on attending
South Florida Community
College next year, with an eye
towards University of South
Florida and a career in video
game design.
He was surprised by the
"great honor," but said the
banquet itself was something
special.
"It's perfect how every-
thing is set up," he said.
"They try to make it as nice as
they can for us."
Fellow SHS student and
recipient of the Andrew
Miracle Award for having the
highest GPA in the county,
Amy Hart appreciated the
countywide spotlight on aca-
demics.
"It's a nice way for them to
recognize all three schools,"
she said.
All 262 students received a


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
As. the senior with-the highest grade point average in Highlands County, Amy Hart is award-
ed the Andrew Miracle award Saturday evening during the 45th Annual Scholarship
Recognition Banquet at Sebring High School. During the banquet 226 graduating seniors
were recognized for finishing their high school career with a GPA above 3.4.


key and medallion for recog-
nition of their hard work, a
symbol that meant something
to Avon Park High School stu-
dent Ashley Falis:
"It paid off," she said of her
effort in high school. "It
shows that I worked hard."
Falis' mother, Ceclia Falis,
thought the banquet was
"wonderful." !
"It's nice to see the kids
rewarded," she said.
The woman behind it all is
Connie Scobey, who works as
secretary for members of The
School Board ofHighlands
County.
Though organizing the ban-
quet and raising funds takes a
lot of her time, Scobey thinks
it all pays off.
Not one to grab the spot-
light for herself, she modesty
thanked her board members


'I could visualize
my 12 years of
hard work coming
' to an end.'

ZACH LEHMAN
scholarship winner

that helped with the fund rais-
ing and to recruit the annual
speaker to inspire the young
minds.
This year it was Highlands
County native Charles
Reynolds.
Reynolds graduated from
LPHS but recalled much sim-
pler times, when all of the
schools in Lake Placid were
in one red brick building.
Elementary grades were
downstairs, sixth through 12th


grades were upstairs, he said.
On the verge of adulthood
themselves, Reynolds tried to
give the graduates advice to
help them as they start the
next phase of their education.
"Part of being an adult is
learning wrong decisions,
wrong choices, affect your
life," he said.
While the students are still
on ,the right path, it is impor-
tant to stay there, he said.
All five school board mem-
bers were in attendance, and
had their share of insight into
the evening.
"If nothing more, it is a
reassurance our future is in
great hands," Avon Park rep-
resentative Wally Randall
said. "Look at all the bright
minds going through our
schools right here in
Highlands County."


Highlands County Citrus Growers Association donates $3,000 to RCMA


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Citrus
Growers Association recently
donated $3,000 to help the
Redlands Christian Migrant
Association build a new child
care center in Lake Placid's
Highway Park community. .
'"We recognize the tremen-
dous work that RCMA does
for our community and for
people across the state who
are less-advantaged than
some of us," Mason Smoak,
HCCGA president, said. "We
are happy to support RCMA
and encourage any citizen of
the Highlands County com-
munity, if within their means,
also to support this very
worthwhile project."
RCMA provides child care
and early education for
approximately 500 children of
working-poor families in
Highlands, including 100 at
its South Highlands Child
Development Center in
Highway Park. RCMA, which
lost its lease for that center,
must vacate the building by
Aug. 1 and is raising money
for a replacement center.
"We are delighted to have
the financial support as well
as the confidence of the
Highlands County Citrus
Growers Association.
Growers have been supporters
of RCMA since our creation
back in 1965," RCMA
Executive Director Barbara
Mainster said.









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Mason Smoak (left), president, Highlands County Citrus Growers Association, presents a
check for $3,000 to Barbara Mainster, executive director, Redlands Christian Migrant
Association, to help-build a new child care center in Lake Placid's Highway Park community.
Ray Royce, executive director, HCCGA, joins in the presentation.


Highlands County govern-
ment also wants to keep
RCMA in Highway Park.
However, RCMA must raise
$300,000 by June 1 to secure
a partnership with the county,
to include county land suit-
able for the new center.
RCMA staff and families
served by the South
Highlands Child
Development Center are
rolling up their sleeves to
help. Several parent fundrais-
ers have already' been held,
and more are on the calendar.
So far, parents have raised
more than $3,500.
Since 1981, RCMA has
been leasing the building -


the old Carver Elementary
School - from Action
Revival Inc., which had
bought the building from the
school district. Action
Revival has given RCMA
notice that it is ready to
expand its mission and wants
to use the building starting in
August 2008.
"Not only will the new
child care center and accom-
panying community room
help the community improve
aesthetically and educational-
ly, it will also help people
take more pride in their com-
munity," Smoak said.
Based in Sebring, the
Highlands County Citrus


Growers Association has as
its goal to protect and enhance
the viability and profitability


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of commercial citrus growers
in Highlands County. For
more information, see
www.hccga.org.
Founded in 1965 in the
Redlands farming community
of Miami-Dade County,
RCMA operates fioE thi.Q i
.child care centers,', e n .
nearI, 8,000 children in-iural:-.
areas of 21 Fl6rida counties.
Based in Immokalee,
RCMA is a nonprofit, non-
sectarian association funded
by local, state and federal
grants, as well as the generos-
ity of businesses, growers,
indilnduals, the United Way
and other organizations. For
more information, see
www.rcma.org.
To donate or to help, call
Sonja Wilson or Karen Lowe
at the South Highlands
Center, 699-3794, or Mainster
at 282-6540 or e-mail
barbara@rcma.org.


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Undercover


operation


results in


drug bust

More than 14 grams
of cocaine seized
News-Sun staff
LAKE PLACID -
Members of the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office
Special Investigations Unit
used an undercover informant
to set up a drug buy that land-
ed ofie man in jail and took
14.3 grams of cocaine off the
street.
According to arrest reports,
the informant contacted 20-
year Israel Valentine Ramirez
on Friday and arranged a
n1eeting in a parking lot for
the purpose of buying
cocaine. Just after 7:30 p.m.,
as SIU deputies watched and
listened, Ramirez pulled up in
a white Ford Explorer, got
into the informant's vehicle,
and made the sale.
After the transaction,
deputies moved in and arrest-
ed Ramirez. Reportedly, they
found the money used for the
drug deal in his pocket in
addition to .5 grams of
cocaine, which prompted
Ramirez to say "that's just for
personal use."
The report said that
deputies also found 9.2 grams
of cocaine in a plastic Jack
Link's Beef Jerky bag inside
Ramirez's vehicle and 4.6
grams of cocaine that
Ramirez allegedly sold to the
informant.
Ramirez was charged with
possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, selling cocaine,
possession of cocaine and
possession of narcotic equip-
ment.

Portion of Highlands
Ave. to remain closed l
SEBRING - The south-
bound traffic on Highlands
Avenue from Commerce
Avenue to Kenilworth
Boulevard will be closed
from 7 p.m. nightly until
Friday, reopening each morn-
ing at 6 a.m..
Detour routes will be post-
ed.
If you have any questions
or concerns, call 402-6877.
For further information,
you may contact the
Highlands County
Engineering Department at
402-6877.


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SFCC graduates celebrate accomplishments at commencement ceremony


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Monday
was a joyous night for South
\Florida Community College
students and their families, who
joined SFCC staff, faculty, and
administrators in celebrating
the college's 2007-08 com-
mencement in the SFCC
Auditorium, Highlands
Campus.
Some students accepted their
first college degree with the
anticipation of continuing their
education and earning many
more in the future. Some happi-
ly waved diplomas, signifying
that they had earned the right to
call themselves high school
graduates. Others accepted the
college credit certificates and
occupational certificates that
will launch them into careers
they may follow for the rest of
their lives.
Dienatann Darceus, the
keynote speaker and a member
of the class of 2008, shared her
excitement in obtaining her
associate in arts degree. The
daughter of Haitian immigrants
and a native of Wauchula,
Darceus was president of the
African American Association
and secretary of the SFCC
Student Government
Association. She recalled the
feelings of hope and promise
that she and her classmates
inevitably shared when they
enrolled in their respective edu-
cational programs. "We
believed that the end would jus-
tify the means and that the fruits
of our labor would take us
beyond our wildest dreams."
"The things we learned and
the skills we obtained in col-
lege have ultimately changed
us from our former selves,"
Darceus continued. "Without
even knowing it, everyone in
this room today who at one
point was a student is now a
role model and expected to be a
teacher in some form. The
knowledge that we gained from
education has virtue."
On behalf of her classmates,
Darceus acknowledged families
for supporting the new gradu-
ates in their quest to advance
,themselves through education,
as well as the teachers, adminis-
trators, and staff members s who
contributed to the success they
had gathered to celebrate.
Darceus herself plans to contin-


WRIGHT
Continued from 1A
cost effective in other coun-
ties because the allowance
leaves maintenance and fuel
costs to the employee.
The . commissioners
appointed county attorney
Ross MacBeth, Bates and Tax
Collector Charles Bryan to a
negotiations committee, that
will likely meet for phone
conferences Thursday and
Friday to finalize a contract
to bring back to the board
Tuesday.
Nothing the board
approved Tuesday to get the
negotiations rolling is written
in stone.


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'The things we
learned and the
skills we obtained
in college have
ultimately changed
us from our former
selves.'

DIENATANN DARCEUS
SFCC class of 2008
ue her education by obtaining
her associate in applied sci-
ences degree in radiography
technology.
Approximately 700 students
applied to graduate for the
2007-08 academic year. Of
those, 537 received or will
receive associate in arts
degrees, associate in sciences
degrees, associate in applied
sciences degrees, occupational
certificates, or college credit
certificates. Another 161 gradu-
ated from SFCC's Adult
Education program.
Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr.,
SFCC president, spoke on
behalf of the SFCC District
Board of Trustees and the col-
lege by encouraging the gradu-
ates to embrace future educa-
tional opportunities and to serve
their communities and their
nation.
"We hope that you will use
most wisely what you have
learned to serve the best inter-
ests of others, your communi-
ties, our state, and our nation.
We hope that you will continue
to learn as you experience life


along with its victories and its
challenges. As a result of your
education and your efforts, we
envision a better world for all,"
Stephens said.
Stephens recognized five
honors graduates, Yadira
Arroyo, Bobbie Bean, Amy
Birkemeier, Amanda Farmer,
and Dee-Von Martinez, for aca-
demic excellence, outstanding
leadership, and strong citizen-
ship.
Faculty selected by the SFCC
Faculty Council to .serve as
marshals were Erik
Christensen, Dr. Brian Deery,
Carol Dutton, Dr. Idalia
Montanez, Tanna Markel, Joel
Boydston, Peggy Sueppel, and
Ricardo Pantoja.
Nelly Ford, coordinator of
SFCC's English for Speakers of
Other Languages program,
sang "Whenever You
Remember," a song made popu-
lar by Carrie Underwood.
Shasta Grimes provided
American Sign Language inter-
pretation.
Members of the SFCC Board
of Trustees in attendance were
Dr. Louis Kirschner, chair, Gary
Delatorre, vice chair, Tami
Cullens, Joan Hartt, Richard
Maenpaa, and Anne Reynolds.
Distinguished guests were
Adrian Cline, DeSoto County
superintendent of schools,
Wally Cox, Highlands County
superintendent of schools,
Dennis Jones, Hardee County
superintendent of schools, John
Shoop, president, SFCC
Foundation, Inc., Andrew
Jackson, college attorney and
Highlands County commission-
er, and Wendell Williams, for-


Courtesy pholo
Members of South Florida
Community College's class
of 2008 (above) eagerly
anticipate the start of
Monday's commencement
exercises as they line up
outside the SFCC
Auditorium. Carole Pierre
(right photo) accepts the
congratulations of Dr.
Norman L. Stephens Jr.,
SFCC president, for receiv-
ing her associate in applied
science degree in dental
hygiene at the college's
2007-08 graduation.

mer trustee and former charter
member of the State Board of
Community Colleges.
The invocation and the bene-


diction were delivered by
Bishop Benjamin F. Carter Jr.,
pastor of Bethel Pentecostal
Holiness Church of Avon Park.


He is also the coordinator of the
SFCC Tutoring and Learning
Center and an adult education
advisor.


The Office of Mission and Ministry of
Florida Hospital Heartland Division is pleased to present:



Called to Communi


Featuring:

Rear Admiral Barry Black (Ret.)

62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate


Saturday, May 10, 2008

South Florida Community College Auditorium

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Free to the public.

No reservation or

ticket required.

Limited to available

seating.

Dr. Black serves the Senate by providing counseling
and spiritual care for Senators, their families, and staff
a combined constituency of over seven thousand
people. He also meets with Senators about spiritual
and moral issues, assists with research on theological
and biblical questions, and facilitates discussion and
reflection among Senators and staff.

The Office of the Chaplain is nonpartisan,
nonpolitical and nonsectarian.


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FLORIDA HOSPITAL
Heartland Division







4A * Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Editorial & Opinion


ROMONA WASHINGTON
Executive Editor

DAN HOEHNE
Sports Editor


Florida Hospital steps up

We commend and thank the Florida Hospital
Heartland Division for its stalwart support of the
Heartland Triathlon.
It is an event that grew exponentially over its first
two years, and promised to become that much more
popular in 2008.
It would have been a terrible shame and a waste if,
because of management failures at the Sebring
Chamber of Commerce, the triathlon had to be post-
poned for even a year or, worse canceled.
We admired the hospital's quick response in step-
ping into the void.
It was especially important, we think, for the hospi-
tal to act now because a new athletic event has to
prove its consistency and reliability if it's going to
attract both quality athletes, and a sizable field.
A cancellation in only its third year of existence
could have been a serious setback to its reputation as
a serious, well run race.
By ensuring the Heartland Triathlon goes on as
planned, its forward momentum is not interrupted. '
But of course, the actual race is only the most obvi-
ous benefit to the community.
More subtle are the benefits to the individual rac-
ers, and sometimes by extension, their families.
By training for the event over the year, and com-
peting against themselves, men and women who
might otherwise lose focus or direction, keep their
exercise and nutrition regime on track.
It makes all the sense in the world for the hospital
to stand behind the Heartland Triathlon.
Given the level of nonsense in today's world,
Florida Hospital Heartland Division's good sense is
welcome indeed.











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Things Adam Smith
never taught me
Editor:
As I watched the TV reports of the wild
gyrations in the stock and commodity mar-
kets, the price of oil climbing and the rela-
tionship of currency variations I realized
what I was seeing was the effect of a few
people, already rich beyond imaging, were
willing to risk bringing down the entire
edifice, the total structure of the economy
for the sake of the possibility of gaining a
few dollars more; or not losing a few dol-
lars more. There is a cannibalistic quality
to our economy, a recklessness of ultimate
consequences which places personal greed
above all other societal considerations. .
Who are those Olympians who play so
recklessly with our reality, and why does-
n't our government manifest some respon-
sibility in curbing their ability to create
ruin for all of us?
Talking heads, self proclaimed economic
and political experts proclaim that the
democrats "control" congress, but how
illusory is that control when they lack a
sufficient majority to over ride a veto. Not
only did the Republicans stay the course
too long while the ship headed for the
rocks, they jammed the rudder.
And precisely what was the level of the
Fed's involvement in the J.P. Morgan buy-
out of Bear Sterns? Was there an all out
loan of federal funds to finance the pur-
chase or a guarantee of Morgan's repay-
ment to other lenders? The published
reports are extremely vague on detail as if
it doesn't matter as long as the wealthy
players are placated. Losses are absorbed
by Bear Sterns stockholders but apparently
those assets acquired by Stern, which
brought about the downfall, are shielded
from both disclosure and ultimate collapse.
Did the actual value of Bear Stern's
holdings plummet with such amazing
rapidity or was it more like the case of the
Emperor's new clothes, where somebody
finally realized that they were naked, play-
ing a shell game on their investors and the
rest of the market? And presumptively, the
taxpayers, and their assets as represented
by the Fed's "backing" (whatever that
means) will bear the ultimate risk. Now
that government funds are involved, the
offer has been increased from $2 to $10 a
share.,Once again, profits are privatized
and losses socialized. Meanwhile repeated
reductions in the discount interest rate ben-
efits big banks but is not being passed on
to small borrowers.
The President, his party and his
appointees are more than willing to expend
large amounts of Feleral funds for the ben-
efit of'the market, the Wall Street main
players, but relief for the ordinary victims
of their greedy machinations is philosophi-
cally repugnant.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid


Democrats need to
look at reality
Editor:
Just as Barack Obama stated, no matter
how you slice it or dice it, race problems in
politics is for real. What are his qualifica-
tions compared to others in the past for the
highest office in the nation? Also, what is
his stand on the many serious problems
facing the United States?
The illegal problem, the amnesty prob-
lem,-the outsourcing of millions of jobs
and allowing those same corporations to
send their products back to America "duty
free," no tariffs. The open borders violating
the sovereignty of Canada, America and
Mexico. The ignoring of regulations that
allow Capitalism to work for all and not
just for the few. Capitalism can only work
with regulations, the non-regulating of
banks and Wall Street have destroyed us.
He has not stated anything to the
American people other that that he stands
for "change." What change? But in all fair-
ness to Obama, we must ask all those, who
are running for public office to state their
positions before the elections. With Blacks
only comprising 12 percent of the popula-
tion and the Hispanics 14 percent of the
population, both are at each other's throats.
With this dividing the Democratic party,
how could he be electable? Democrats
have to look at reality. We cannot allow the
Republicans another four years. I feel that
the Democratic party would be putting too
much on the line, by not putting the most
electable person on the 2008 ticket. To do
otherwise is to concede the election to the
Republicans in 2008. I cannot think of a
more serious situation when we are enter-
ing into the worst depression in American
history.
I was born on Sept. 26, 1929 (12 days
before the Great Depression of 1929. I
could say, as I am an "independent," that I
don't have a "dog in the race," but that
would not be true, because I still want the
best for America as all Americans want.
America is in deeper trouble than most
people could fathom. Whoever wins the
2008 election will not appease the
American people and we could very well
slip into "Great Civil Unrest." "Both"
political parties should put their most qual-
ified people into the position of leadership
of this nation.
Geraldine Ferraro made a true statement
that the "press" controlled by five super
rich families, turned it into a race problem.
Does the news media controlled by these
families have an ax to grind? Yes, race will
rear its "ugly" head in this election but will
the American voter vote his and the
nation's interest, or will the press' with its
bait and switch turn ethnic groups against
each other so as to control the 2008 elec-
tion?
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring


News-Sun.
Serving Highlands County since 1927


Real Dr. Jarvik scandal is the effort to limit access to life-improving medications, not theTV ad


There was quite an uproar when
the politicians who decide what
information Americans may or may
not see attacked Pfizer for using a
certain physician in its ad campaign
for Lipitor, the popular anti-choles-
terol pill.
Remarkably, the spokesperson, Dr.
Robert Jarvik, was the inventor of
the first artificial heart. Apparently,
the fact that the doctor earned his
medical degree but never sought a
physician's license (because he was
too busy inventing things like artifi-
cial hearts), should disqualify him
from speaking out. The resulting
media firestorm spurred Pfizer to
pull the ads and fire Jarvik.
This fallout has reignited calls to
restrict direct-to-consumer advertis-
ing (DTC) for prescription drugs.
The anti DTC ciowuJ claims that
drug makers use TV and print com-
mercials to convince people to buy
pills they don't actually need. But
the evidence leans heavily to the


opposite conclusion.
According to a scholarly study
published in 2003, one third of folks
decided to visit their doctors as a
* result of seeing DTC advertising.
One quarter of ad-inspired consulta-
tions led to a new diagnosis, and
almost half of these new diagnoses
were for high-priority conditions.
Nevertheless, doctors prescribed
advertised medicines cautiously.
Over half the time, newly diagnosed
patients did not get the prescription
that they wanted.
Ad-inspired visits to the doctor
had other positive health outcomes:
about one quarter of the time, the
patient was referred to a specialist.
So even if the advertised drug wasn't
prescribed, patients benefited.
Anything that prompts better
physician-patient relationships, espe-
cially for those with high choles-
terol, is good. According to the ,
American Heart Association, two
thirds of Americans fail to take any


Guest
Columnist
John R. Graham

or all of their prescription meds,
more than half are not taking their
medicines properly, and more than
half do not follow their doctor's
lifestyle advice. And our political
and media elites are upset that DTC
ads are motivating us to see our doc-
tors more often, and take their guid-
ance more seriously? Incredible!
Moreover, DTC restrictions would
lead to a reduction in scientific
research and development.
There was virtually a one-to-one
relationship between R&D and pro-
motional spending between 1997 and
2005. In other words, the two com-
plement each other, rising in almost
complete lockstep.
The average new medicine takes
about a billion dollars and over a
decade of research to develop. If


manufacturers are hamstrung in
telling us about their inventions,
they won't recoup their investments.
That means that you (and your pen-
sion fund) will be unlikely to invest
in the companies that invent these
medicines. The result? No more new
drugs.
And there's reason to believe that
Washington's motivations on this
issue aren't so pure.
Medicare and Medicaid are on the
hook for the prescription drug bills
of millions of Americans.
Lawmakers might be looking for an
easy way to cut costs. DTC bans are
an obvious choice - less ads for
drugs, less demand.
Finally, advertisements are one of
the few tools manufacturers have to
cut through the clutter of false and
misleading information about pre-
scription drugs.
Case in point: A recent study
found that of the first three pages of
results of a Google search for the


terms "Crestor" and "Avandia" -
two popular prescription pills -
over 40 percent of the hits were sites
fishing for plaintiffs for class-action
lawsuits against pharmaceutical
companies. Others were either run
by anti-drug activists or bloggers
with unverified qualifications.
Only 12 percent of the hits were
Web sites run by legitimate drug
makers or government agencies.
The Dr. Jarvik scandal is worse
than a distraction - it's a concerted
attempt to choke off one of the few
ways pharmaceutical firms can com-
municate with the public.
Restrictions on DTC are effectively
restrictions on the supply of life-
improving medicines.
Claiming otherwise is the real
scandal.

John R. Graham is director of Health
Care Studies at the Pacific Research
Institute. Guest columns are the opin-
ion of the writer, not necessarily that of
the News-Sun.


CLARISSA WILLIAMS
Publisher

SCOTT DRESSEL
Assistant Editor


Happy


Mother's Day

Although it
is just a day
that comes
every year, it is
one that can
cause us all to
pause and
reflect. There
is nothing par-
ticularly Murphy's
unique about
this day. The Law
sun still rises Lindsey Murphy
in the morning
and sets in the evening. Its pat-
tern, of course, goes from east to
west. Chances are the weather
will not change drastically or the
temperature rise or fall a signifi-
cant amount. Yet, what is unique
about this particular day is the
fact.that we take time to celebrate
a mother's love.
It is this love that helps to cre-
ate and mold young children. It is
this love that rubs her stomach
and has a dreamy look in her eye,
wondering what the child will be
like. It is this love that takes the
time to nourish the child's mind,
while nourishing the child's
stomach. It is also this love that
will wake up in the middle of the
night to receive a phone call from
a grown child, just still needing
to talk.
All too often in the world of
motherhood, we take into account
( the love that was shared and
never give back the gratitude.. I
am quite sure it was a sacrifice
on their parts to wake up
throughout the night to ensure the
newborn child was content and
safe. I am also quite sure it was a
sacrifice for any mother to have
an adolescent child and know the
feeling of dread when their baby
takes the keys of the car for the
first time. It is never a sacrifice
made out of haste or selfish
pride, but rather out of wanting
the well-being for their beloved
child.
As I think about what a never-
ending job motherhood is, I sit
back in awe. From the moment of
conception through the rest of the
child's life, the mother is the con-
stant forde in his or her life.
Being there to listen, to encour-
age, to love. All too often we fail
to recognize that this is a great
responsibility placed in the hands
of women. To raise and nurture a
young one, to shape and mold
their lives, to instruct them in the
way of Truth. It truly is a beauti-
ful commitment that these ladies
make to not only raise children,
but also continue to be there for
their adult 'child' as well.
So, thank you to all of the
mothers out there. To the women
who love their own children
unconditionally and to the
women who have taken in other
children to love like their own.
You all are a beautiful sight to
watch in the grocery stores or at
restaurants. And thank you to my
mother who has been an unbe-
lievable encouragement - I love
you. This Mother's Day, tell the
woman who has raised you into
the person you are today their
preciousness in your life.

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


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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 * 5A


Obituaries


Mark Bond
Mark T. Bond,
M 82, of Sebring died
May 4, 2008. Born
in Cales County,
Ill., he moved to Sebring in
1990. He was a veteran of
World War II, serving in the
U.S. Navy. He retired as vice-
president of Aircraft
Modification for Saberliner
Corporation for the
Perryville, Miss., Division.
He was a member of St.
Catherine Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Mary E. Bond; daughters,
Christine Cone and Karen
Peetz; brother, Robert Bond;
two grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter.
Visitation is from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday at Morris Funeral
Chapel; a mass will be cele-
brated at 10 a.m. Friday at St.
Catherine Catholic Church.
Memorials are requested to
National Parkinson
Foundation, 1501 NW 9th
Ave., Miami, FL 33136-1494:

Roscoe Bryant
Roscoe Bryant, 90, of
Sebring died May 5, 2008, in
Sebring. Born in
Williamsport, Ind., he moved
to Sebring in 1987, from
Franklin, N.C. He worked in
the farming industry.
Survivors include his
friend, Jesslyn Rush daughter,
Sharon Calvert; son, Jerry
Lee; four grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.


Rebuilding Together.
offers free directory
assistance in May
Rebuilding Together, the
nation's largest volunteer
rehabilitation organization,
has announced its sponsor-
ship of a free directory assis-
tance phone line for business
searches during the month of
May. The toll free number,
(800) THE-INFO (800-843-
4636), will honor only busi-
ness searches by name or by
category (such as plumbers,
restaurants, computer servic-
es, etc.). Residential phone
numbers will not qualify,
however and depending on
the phone carrier some minor
charges may apply
According to Paul Devlin,
president of Rebuilding
Together Highlands County
Inc., "all you have to do is
name the area code or city,
the type of business you're
looking for, or actual compa-
ny or entity you're looking
for and the search is free."
Potential users of the service
are encouraged to do so as
often as they wish until the
promotion termination date
of May 31.
For more information
regarding Rebuilding
Together in Highlands
County, e-mail
rthc@strato.net or call 402-
6909.

AARP Driver's Class
May 21-22 -canceled
LAKE PLACID - Mature
Driving Instruction class
scheduled for May 21-22 at
the American Legion has
been canceled. There is a
class available next week,
May 12-13, at the Lake
Placid Episcopal Church by
Jim McQuigg, 465-8185, and
a class being run by Charles
Fortunato, 699-6060, on June
'16-17 at the Lake Placid
United Methodist Church.
For those living in
Sebring, there are classes
scheduled every month at
First Presbyterian Church,
319 Poinsettia Ave. Classes
in the Lake Placid area will
be run monthly by McQuigg
and Fortunato for the balance
of 2008.
Classes at Tomoka
Heights, Sunshine RV,
Covered Bridge, etc. will
continue to be handled by
long-time instructor J.P.
Plunkett at their request.

Military trivia
SEBRING - Did you
know?
Little known facts of the
U.S. Naval Service that


Arrangements were han-
dled by the Dowden Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Mary Edwards
Mary Kathleen Edwards,
87, of Sebring died May 6,
2008. Born in Berrien County,
Ga., she had been a resident
of Sebring since 1993. -She
was a homemaker and a mem-
ber of Corinth Primitive
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her
daughter, Melba "Fran"
Barfield; brothers, Larry Lee
and Jack Lee; two grandchil-
dren, four great-grandchil-
dren, and one great-great-
granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 1
a.m. Saturday at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring, with Elder Hollis
Albritton and Elder Lloyd
Cunningham officiating. The
family will receive friends
one hour prior to service time,
beginning at 10 a.m.
Interment at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, Avon
Park, will immediately follow
the service.

Hilda Hollander
Hilda Ethel Hollander, 87,
ofSebring died May 2, 2008.
Born in Germany, she had
been a resident of Florida for
many years. She was a home-
maker.
She is survived by her
daughter, Vicki Motter; son,
Paul Hollander; sister, Rosa


occurred during a month of'
May:
May 3, 1942: The last sub-
marine evacuation of people
from Corregidor.
May 8, 1929: First test of
"Momsen Lung" (submarine
escape device).
May 18, 1798: President
Adams nominates Benjamin
Stoddert to be the first
Secretary of the Navy.
May 26, 1943: Japanese
begin undetected evacuation
of Kiska, Ala.
May 27, 1941: German
battleship Bismark sunk.
Many more facts like the
above are part of and dis-
played at the Military Sea
Services Museum, at the cor-
ner of Kenilworth Boulevard
and Roseland Avenue. The
museum is open from noon to
4 p.m. every Wednesday
through Saturday.
There will be an "Open
House" at the museum 'from
1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 24.
Open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
Children under 10 must be
escorted by an adult.
Find out about the oppor-
tunity to purchase a brick to
be included in our "Memory
Walk" at the museum. Call
382-4047 or 471-2386. Or
better yet, come visit the
museum. Visit the museum's
new Web site at
www.milseasvcmuseum.'com.


LAKE PLACID -
Florida's Blood Centers
blood mobile will be in Lake
Placid at the Publix shopping
Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to noon
today.
Blood donors are needed
everyday.
All blood donors will
receive a T-shirt.

VFW 9853 plans
'Getaway to Biloxi'
AVON PARK - The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 in Avon Park is
hosting "Getaway to Biloxi"
four days, three nights at
Beau Rivage from June 29 to
July 2.
Reservations need to be
made'now with a $25 deposit
per person. Call Rita Dawson
at 452-5647 for details.
Limited spaces left.

Legion serves burgers
LAKE PLACID - The
American Legion Post 25 in
Lake Placid will serve ham-
burgers from 5-7 p.m. today.
The lounge is open from 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. L&L will play


Kelly Phillips, former commissioner


and council member, dies at 94


News-Sun staff reports
AVON PARK - Flags flew at half-staff
Tuesday in memory of a former county
commissioner and former Avon Park city
council member.
Kelly Elijah Phillips, 94, died
May 4, 2008.
Born in Ellaville, Ga., to Elijah
and Eula Hall Phillips. He moved to
Avon Park in 1957 from Ellaville.
He was the owner/operator of a
food store, member of Fellowship Phi
Baptist Church, and served in the
U.S. Navy and Army during World War II.
He was a member of the Avon Park Lions
Club, but perhaps it was his years as a for-
mer member of the Avon Park City Council
and Highlands County Board of County
Commission that gave him the most recog-
nition.
Nell Roberts and her husband, Steve,
lived across the streets from Phillips for


years. She recalled that


Calvetto; three grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be
made in her memory to
Alzheimer's Association, 228
N. Ridgewood Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870.
Cremation arrangements
entrusted to ,Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


in the lounge from 5-8 p.m.
For details, call 465-7940.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary
plans fish fry
SEBRING - The Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post 4300 in
Sebring, will host the follow-
ing events:
* Today - Ladies
Auxiliary will host a fish fry
from 5-7 p.m. Music by Billy
Glades to follow.
* Thursday -
Hamburgers will be served
from 12-2 p.m. Bingo will be
played at 2 p.m.
For more information, call
385-8902.

Volunteers needed at
Arc Resale Store
AVON PARK - The
Ridge Area Arc Resale Store
in Avon Park needs caring
people who would like to
donate some of their time to
enrich the lives of others.
The Arc is a non-profit chari-
table organization that pro-
vides a continuum of services
for adults with developmental
and other disabilities at their
campus on Memorial Drive.
Daytime cashier and gener-
al help volunteers are needed
at the Resale Store, 899 W.
Main St.
For more information, call
Linda McClellan at 452-
1295, ext. 110.


Phillips was


appointed to the. county commission by a
Republican governor and served one term
in the mid-1970s. He also served one term
on the Avon Park City Council in the mid-
1980s.
Roberts described Phillips as a
"good guy. We were neighbors all
those years. He really loved Avon
Park and served his community well.
We thought the world of him."
He is,survived by his wife of 69
years, Lucille Phillips; sons, Douglas
Lips A. Phillips, John H. Phillips and S.
Glenn Phillips; brother, Ferr-ell
Phillips; sisters, Myrtice Sanders and Helen
White; seven grandchildren and 11 great
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today
at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev.
James Weatherly officiating. Burial will
follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may contribute in his memory' to
Fellowship Baptist Church or Hope
Hospice. 4


Frank Kopta
Frank Ernest
Kopta, 76, died
May 5, 2008. Born
in Manatee, he was
a general contractor in con-
struction, and served in the
U.S. Army in Korea.
He is survived by Marcelle
Wilkerson; son, Kurt Kopta;
daughter, Kita Kopta; brother,


Lake Placid Moose will host
the following events:
* Today - Spaghetti will
be served at 5:30 p.m. Live
music from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
* Thursday - Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries
served at 6 p.m. Music by
Franke from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

Scottish American
Society meets today
SEBRING - The Scottish
American Society will hold
its monthly meeting at 6:30
p.m. today in the fellowship
hall of Sebring First
Presbyterian Church.
The program will be a
DVD of The Scottish Fiddle
Orchestra.
Visitors are welcome.

AARP Driver Safety
Program to be held
LAKE PLACID - A
Driver Safety Program Class
will be held at St. Francis of
Assisi Episcopal Church, 43
Lake June Road, from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Monday and
Tuesday.
The cost is $10 per person,
payable to AARP at the start
of class. Participants must
attend both days to obtain a
Certificate of Completion.
The course is open to all
licensed drivers and seniors
55 and older may qualify for
an auto insurance discount.
To register, call Jim
McQuigg at 465-8185.

Palms of Sebring host
Nurse's Week Feast
SEBRING - Enjoy a
Nurse's Week Feast &
Celebration at noon Thursday
in the Activities Center at the
Palms of Sebring.
Laughter's the best medi-
cine - meet and laugh with
headline comedian Matt
Cooper. Cooper has made
quite a splash in the national
comedy scene in his career
that has spanned more than
10 years.
He started out in Atlanta,
but now calls Nashville
home. He travels 45-plus
weeks per year doing comedy
and wouldn't have it any
other way. He discusses
everything from marriage to
pop culture. His quick wit'
and fast-paced style keep
audiences entertained from
the moment he hits the stage.
His ability to personalize a
show makes every time fie
hits the stage unique. "I need
to switch to decaf."
His credits include XM
Satellite Radio and Comedy
Central.


Duane Kopta; sisters, Frances
Boney, Rosemary
Molesworth, Sand Lorraine
Spalding.
Funeral services will be at.
10 a.m. Friday at Union
Congregational Historic
Church with Pastor Bill
Breylinger ' officiating.
Visitation will be one hour
before service time at 9 a.m.
Burial will follow in
Bougainvillea Cemetery.
Friends may make contribu-
tions in his memory to The
Florida Addiction Center,
Avon Park. Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park, is in charge of arrange-
ments.

Reuben Legaspi
Reuben P. Legaspi, 76, of
Avon Park died May 1, 2008,
in Loma Linda, Calif. Born in
Pasay City, Philippines, he
worked for the University of
Chicago from 1974 to 1985
and moved to Avon Park in
1987.
He is survived by his wife
of 51 years, Elizabeth D.;
children, Rubeliza Rada, Jerry
Legaspi, Debeeh Jewett, and
Jemmy Legaspi; siblings,
Norberto Legaspi, Lagrimas
Reyes, and Edith Legaspi; and
seven grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday at Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.
Funeral services will take
place at 3 p.m. Saturday at
Walker Memorial Seventh
Day Adventist Church in
Avon Park with interment at
Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
Avon Park, immediately fol-
lowing the . service.
Arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring..

Marcus Mathes
Sgt. Marcus Cale
Mathes, 26, of Fort
Polk, La. died April
28, 2008, in
Baghdad, Iraq. Born in Winter
Haven, he had been stationed
in Fort Polk, La. coming from
Sebring. He was a sergeant in
the United States Army. He
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine in
Sebring.
Survivors include his wife,
Julia; mother and stepfather,
Sue Sawyer; father and step-
mother Ralph and Joyce


SEBRING - Highlands
Little Theatre and Youth
Director Cameron Reck
invite the public for the
upcoming youth theater pro-
duction, "The Super Secret
Surprise Casserole" and
"Cinderella Wore Combat
Boots."
The Showstoppers at
Highlands Little Theatre have
been working hard to put this
production together. This
show is put on by youth for
youth at Highlands Little
Theatre. Every actor and pro-
duction member is under the
age of 18.
Show times are 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and 2
p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Stop by the HLT Box
Office at 356 W. Center Ave.
or call 382-2525. Box office
hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Tickets are
also available on line at I
www.highlandslittletheatre.or
g.

Lake Placid Moose
serve spaghetti
LAKE PLACID - The


Mathes; brothers, Kyle
Mathes and Zachary Sawyer;
grandparents, Dorothy
Simpson, Rudolph Simpson
(deceased), John Mathes
(deceased) and Nelda Mathes
(deceased).
A celebration of life will be
at 11 a m. S aturday at First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine in Sebring, with
William Daniel Harvey, Allen
Altwater and Kevin Ahrens
officiating. Interment will be
in Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to First
Baptist ' Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake
Josephine Drive, Sebring, FL
33875.
Arrangements are being
handled by Hodges Family
Funeral Home, Dade City.

Kelly Phillips
Kelly Elijah
Phillips, 94, died
May 4, 2008. Born
in Ellaville, Ga., he
moved to Avon Park in 1957.
He was the owner/operator of
a food store, former member
of the Avon Park city Council
and a member of Fellowship
Baptist Church. He served in
the U.S. Navy and Army dur-
ing World War II.
He is survived by his wife
of 69 years, Lucille; sons,
Douglas A., John H. and S.
Glenn; brother, Ferrell; sis-
ters, Myrtice Sanders and
Helen White; seven grand-
children and 11 great grand-
children.
Funeral services will be at
10 a.m. Wednesday at
Fellowship Baptist Church
with Rev. James Weatherly
officiating. Burial will follow
in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens. Friends may con-
tribute in his memory to
Fellowship Baptist Church.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park, is in charge
of arrangements.

Ellen Ryder
Ellen A. Ryder, 84, died
May 1, 2008. Born in
Youngstown, Ohio she was a
homemaker and of the
Methodist faith.
She is survived by her son,
Douglas Charles Ryder.
Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. Thursday at the
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park. Burial will
be in Long Island National
Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Tommie Smith
Tommie Lorena Smith, 90,
died May 4, 2008, in Avon
Park. Born in Summerfield,
she had been a resident of
Avon Park since 2001, com-
ing from Frostproof. She was
a sectionizer in the citrus
industry. She was a member
of First Baptist Church of
Frostproof.
Survivors include her
daughters, Gwen Greenway
and Nadine Eason; sons,
Arnold and ' Henry; sister,
Vada Cody; 11 grandchildren,
17 great-grandchildren and
five great-great-grandchil-
dren.
A graveside service will be
at 11 a.m., today at Silver
Hills Cemetery in Frostproof.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Nu-Hope of
Highlands County in Sebring.
Arrangements are being
handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral -Home, Avon
Park.


Blood mobile to visit T youth present
Lake Placid 'Surprise Casserole'


FRANK ERNEST KOPTA
Frank Ernest Kopta, age 76, passed away on Monday, May 5,2008 in Avon Park,
FL He was bom on November 29,1931 in Manatee, FL to Frank and Verrella Bryant
Kopta. He was a General Contractor in Construction, served in the U.S. Army in
Korea, was a member of the Moose Lodge and a Lifelong resident of Avon Park.
He is survived by Marcelle Wilkerson, Avon Park; Son - Kurt Kopta, Avon Park;
Daughter - Kita Kopta, Avon Park; Brother - Duane Kopta, Avon Park; Sisters -
Frances Boney, Avon Park, Rosemary Molesworth, Sebring and Lorraine Spalding,
Sebring. He was predeceased by his son - Ernest Kopta.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at-the Union
Congregational Historic Church with Pastor Bill Breylinger officiating. Visitation will be
1 hour before service time at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery.
Friends may make contributions in his memory to The Florida Addiction Center,
Avon Park, FL
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida


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GA * Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Ambulance,

SUV collide

News-Sun photo by
TREY CHRISTY
No serious injuries result-
ed Friday evening from a
accident involving a
Highlands County ambu-
larice and a Cadillac
Escalade at the intersec-
tion of Menmorial Drive ' -
and Sebring Parknvay.
According to eyewitness
James Bauer, who was
headed west on the
Sharing Parkway when
the crash luppened. tie
amnbulance had its siren
and lights on at the time.
ikmer said the light was
green for the Escalade
and the ambulance was
going through a red light.
'I'm not sure what the law
is or who had the right of
way,' Bauer said.


UNION
Continued from 1A
length of time for each visit
was five minutes or less.
If a worker uses the bath-
room more than twice in the
course of the day regardless
of the time spent, that individ-
ual is verbally warned on the
first offense, has a written
reprimand the second offense,
and is punished by a loss of
three work days for a third
offense.
The union says that women
are required to tell their male
supervisors when they are
menstruating, in order to be
allowed extra bathroom visits.
Things got worse after the
company, privately owned by
the Simmons family of
Bainbridge, Ga., became
aware of the workers inten-
tions, Street and Block said.
Street said two female
workers were suspended
because of their union activi-
ties, and one was fired in an
effort to intimidate employees
in the six weeks leading from
the request for an election to
the vote itself on whether or
not to bring the union in.
Afterward, he added, the
company threatened to
enforce house rules more
strictly as a punishment for
selecting the union as a col-
lective bargaining partner.
Now, he says, even though


'View us as an enemy and we will

beconie your enemy. View us as an

ally, and we'll become your ally.'

BILL STREET
union representative


the employees have made
their wishes clear, the compa-
ny is still refusing to cooper-
ate.
The National Labor
Relations Board has indicated
the company violated federal
laws and is issuing a notice
for a formal hearing in Tampa
on Aug. 4. In labor law, if a
company is suspected of bad
conduct towards its employ-
ees, it has the burden of prov-
ing innocence, not the other
way around.
A bargaining session is
scheduled first for May 13,
between the company and the
union, the union hoping for a
breakthrough.
But to date Elberta execu-
tives haven't sat down with
union representatives to share
necessary information, one of
the first steps in the bargain-
ing process. The. union, Strget
explained, needs to know the
company's real financial situ-
ation in order to be realistic
itself. Elberta has posted
earnings of $54 million a
year.
When reached for com-
ment, Greg McNeil, manager


of the Avon Park plant, said,
"At this point I think it best if
we don't comment on any-
thing."
The union representatives,
and the company's workers,
all say they are having trouble
understanding why the com-
pany is so resistant, because
the company's larger plant, in
Bainbridge, is not only union-
ized, it is unionized by the
same union, has a good rela-
tionship with it, and by far
better business stats.
According to the same
OSHA 300 figures that show
Avon Park losing significant
productivity - the,
Bainbridge figures show the
opposite.
During 2005-2007,
Bainbridge suffered 20 acci-
dents. But those led to only 10
lost days, and 51 light duty
days.
Just as important, in those
same three years,,Avon Park
reported seven repetitive
injuries, Bainbridge only two.
The Georgia workers make
almost $9 an hour, their coun-
terparts here in Highlands
County $7.79.


Street says union studies
indicate the company could
pay its 67 workers the dollar
more an hour by raising the
cost of each crate by one
penny.
More important, he said,
that additional dollar an hour,
coupled with better training,
has in similar situations, typi-
cally led to a five or six per-
cent increase in productivity.
He said if the company
took that increase and invest-
ed the same kind of updated
technology in Avon Park that
it has in Bainbridge, produc-
tivity would rise yet again.
That could be invested in a
meaningful health insurance
plan - currently Street said,
the company's benefit is not
helpful, including only paying
a worker $20 toward a doc-
tor's visit, up to five times a
year for example, or allowing
only $650 for hospital
expenses.
A better health care plan
helps the community by tak-
ing pressure off emergency
rooms, and helping the com-
pany by strengthening its
workforce, Street said. And,
of course, he added, the extra
dollar is usually spent locally.
At this point, Street said,
the company has a great deal
to benefit, and more to lose.
"View us as an enemy and
we will become your enemy,"
he said. "View us as an ally,
and we'll become your ally."


DENTON
Continued from 1A
could move forward as
planned.
"If circumstances should
change," he wrote in his letter,
"we will take the opportunity
at that time to discuss what
may need to be done."
Dictionary.com describes, a
"scuba diver" as a person who
uses self-contained underwa-
ter breath apparatus to swim
underwater.
Vickie Pontius, the county
Parks and Recreation director,
said the definitions of diving
and swimming "certainly was
a major discussion" in the past
six months of advisory com-
mittee meetings. '
"The divers do not think
that's swimming," she said
Tuesday afternoon. "They cut
that up and split that up a
bunch of different ways."
However, no legal opinion
was sought on the definitions
of diving and swimming, or if
they're one in the same,
Pontius said.
'When the boat ramp at the
business end of the Lake
Denton Access Road opens at
8 a.m. Saturday, boaters will
have free access to the lake,
parking will be limited to eight
spots and swimming is prohib-
ited.
Divers, however, will be
allowed to enter the lake via
boat or by wading into the
water from the 'boat ramp.
Either way, they pay the $25
fee.
The fee applies only on


TRI
Continued from 1A
played themselves behind the
scenes, Starr resigned from the
committee citing a "'black
cloud."
Patrick High and Jeff
Carlson cited family, work and
other commitments for their
departures.
"Sometimes black clouds
form rain," High told the
News-Sun on Friday, as the
three went back and forth
through the weekend on
whether to return. "Rain forms
rainbows, then the sun pops
out and the flowers grow."
High expressed his concerns
of leadership 'and "cause."
In her press release, Starr
said previous triathlon benefi-


weekends and three holidays
- Memorial, Labor and
Independence days, during the
summer swim season,
Memorial Day through Labor
Day.
The boat ramp will be open
year-round, with free access
Monday-Friday.
The ordinance doesn't pro-
hibit diving from private prop-
erty, permitted beaches or
from a second, less-used and
still free public boat ramp near
a phone company office.
Pontius has been clear in
noting throughout the process
since the commissioners
closed this boat ramp access
that Saturday's re-opening is a
short-term solution.
The Lake Denton commit-
tee will continue to pursue a
more permanent fix.
The county commissioners'
goal was to address concerns
of lawlessness and public
health issues at the boat ramp,
making the popular dive site
healthy and safe.
In what Pontius called a
"win-win" outcome,ithe Lake
Denton Baptist Camp next to
the public boat ramp has
enjoyed increased business.
While the ramp has been
closed, divers have been pay-
ing the $10 fee to the camp to
use its facilities, which include
a bath house, picnic facilities
and permitted swimming area.
Other divers, she said, have
begun using Lake Tulane in
Avon Park.
"We hope it's successful,"
Pontius said. "We've tried to
account for all situations that
may arise."


ciaries - The Ridge Trails
Association, Junior
Achievement and Sebring
Chamber of Commerce -
would continue to benefit.
"The Heartland Triathlon is
tlie single largest event in
Highlands County that pro-
motes a healthy lifestyle," she
said in the release. "It res-
onates throughout the year
with participants meeting for
runs, cycling and swimming
events."
Starr, fitness center director
for Florida Hospital, said her
free tri-specific programs will
continue to prepare returning
and prospective triathletes.
Likewise, other gyms will
hold their own similar sessions
for members, such as sponsors
Quest Training Center and
Fitness Together.


BIRDS
Continued from 1A
Strepina, FWC Wildlife assis-
tance biologist, and any dis-
turbances from people, vehi-
cles or pets can be harmful to
the birds. And because the
least terns like to nest on nat-
ural beaches that are not near
buildings, their nesting sites
are somewhat susceptible to
disturbances.
The area the FWC has
roped off is popular with
boaters since there are no
houses and the lower water
levels make for a prime recre-
ation area safely away from
the traffic on the highway.
That's also what attracts the
birds according to Highlands
County Lakes Management
Director Clell Ford. Because
the recent drought has result-
ed in more shoreline and
beach front, terns are finding
plenty of room to lay their
eggs.
"That's one of the positive
things about low water," Ford
said. Because the U.S. 27 por-
tion of the lake shoreline has
no buildings, it makes an
ideal spot for nesting, he
added. "They need areas rela-
tively undisturbed.
Somebody's back yard isn't
going to work."
"The reason why we're
posting is because we're los-
ing these natural beaches,
ones that aren't populated by
people," Strepina said.
"That's why we're asking
people to stay away from the
birds and respect the nest."
The tern's eggs are incubat-
ed for around 22 days before
hatching. The newborns usu-
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develop the capability to fly,
at which time the group heads
south for the winter. The nest-
ing season typically ends in
late July, and the birds are
usually out of the area by
September.
"Temperature control is
very important to the birds
and to the eggs," Strepina
said. "If the eggs themselves
get too hot or too cold, they
won't make it. It's very
important we don't make the
birds fly off of their nest."
The newborn terns also
need to be protected once


they've hatched, not only for
temperature reasons but also
because of predators such as
raccoons or other birds.
"If the birds get flushed, if
somebody makes them fly
away, those babies are unpro-
tected," Strepina said. "We
need to make sure the babies
are protected."
FWC officials have period-
ically checked the Lake
Jackson nesting area, and
some signs were reported
Monday. For more informa-
tion, visit FWC's Web site,
www.myfwc.com.


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SFCC honors graduate Farmer aims for the top


Wednesday, May 7, 2008 * 7A


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - For South
Florida Community College
sophomore Amanda Farmer, a
woman's place is at the top.
The SFCC Honors Program
graduate and 2007-08 presi-
dent of Phi Theta Kappa is
setting her sights on greater
heights during the college's
May 5 commencement serv-
ice. In the fall, she plans to
enroll in the University of
Central Florida in Orlando
and pursue a degree in a coin-
puter-related field.
She is leaning toward infor-
mation technology services,
which involves managing the
flow of information via com-
puter systems, but she would
also like to continue serving
non-profit organizations in
some capacity.
Yet the foundation for
Farmer's future educational
and career achievements will
be formed from what she
learned as a student in the rig-
orous Honors Program: to


channel her natural ambition
and drive into activities that
further her own personal
goals while supporting her
college and community
through volunteer service.
During her two years at
SFCC, what she learned in her
honors courses repeatedly
steered her into volunteer
service, just as the passion she
developed for service projects
made its way back into the
classroom.
Farmer enrolled in the
Honors Program after taking
her first honors course in
American National
Government. She liked what
it had to offer: small class
sizes and grades based on stu-
dent participation in class dis-
cussions.
In her honors' speech
course, she overcame shyness
to promote an organization
that was close to her heart,
Outdoor Classrooms in
Hardee County, which she


LCS holds Spring Musical


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -
Lakeview Christian School
held its annual Spring
Musical recently. Students in
pre-kindergarten through fifth
grade participated in the event
at Memorial United
Methodist Church.
This year's theme,
"WCALL: Called Out Radio,"
featured "reporters" inter-
.viewing favorite Bible char-
acters such as Noah, Joseph,
Mary, and Peter.
The fifth-grade students
took the lead parts as
reporters and Bible charac-


ters. C.J. Wilson was the nar-
rator as C.J. the DJ.
Solos were sung by Nakia
Velez, Hayden Nielander, and
Rachel Shattler. Ami
Bertram, Brisia Fonseca, and
Hannah Lollis were a trio.
Brooke Sanders and Simone
Waldron did a duet. Songs
ranged from "Raise Me High"
to "I Will Follow You."
T.he kindergarten students
represented the animals from
the ark and the pre-kinder-
garten students were the lions
from Daniel's lions den. -
Lakeview Christian School


served as a volunteer through
the Honors Program. She
helped build a Web page con-
taining a categorized list of
annuals in the Sarasota Bay,
along with links.
Her speaking training came
into play again last February,
when she and three fellow
honors students presented a
skit at the Florida Collegiate
Honors Conference in Tampa.
The students argued the
merits of personal freedom as
it applied to playing, video
games from the perspective of
a historian, philosopher, psy-
chologist, and gamer. The skit
evolved from the honors sem-
inar, "On Personal Freedom,"
led, by Dr. Henry Bettich,
SFCC professor, English.
Farmer joked that her "lust
for power" and settling a per-
sonal grudge match with her
mom motivated her to run for
chapter president of Phi Theta
Kappa, the international
honor society of two-year col-


leges.
"I always wanted to be
wanted to be president of
something when I was in high
school," Farmer said.
"Besides, my mom was a
member of PTK when she was
getting her degree in Early
Childhood Education. I felt I
had to do better than her by
becoming an officer."
Once elected, service
became her goal. During her
term, PTK and SFCC's
Student Government
Association. partnered to take
part in Avon Park's Relay for
Life, the annual 24-hour
walk-a-thon that raises money
for the American Cancer
Society. The event was espe-
cially meaningful to Farmer
because several relatives have
experienced with cancer.
As she prepares to move to
Orlando in the fall, leaving
behind her parents, Karen and
Jim Farmer Jr. in Zolfo
Springs, she said she will


Courtesy photo
Ami Bertram, Brisia Fonseca and Hannah Lollis sing a trio
with Rachel Shattler singing a solo part of the song 'Breath
of Heaven.'


is at Memorial United
Methodist Church in Lake
Placid.


For more information about
the school, call the office at
465-0313.


Sebring High School pool now open for public use


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Sebring
High School Pool opened last
week..-
Hours will be as follows: 6
a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-
Friday, and 1-3 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. Additional hours
will be added once school is
out for the summer.
Cost is $2 per swimmer.
Family passes are available -
$50 for the first member and
$15 for each additional family
member.
For information, call 471-
5500, ext. 229 and leave a
message.
Sign up for Sebring High
School summer swim lessons
can be done anytime from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday
at the front office of Sebring
High School.
Cost for each two-week ses-
sion is $45.
Dates to choose from: June
9-20; June 23 through July 3
(no lesson on July 4); July 7-
18; and July 21 through Aug.
1. Class times are from 9-9:50
a.m.; 10-10:50 a.m.; 11-11:50
a.m.; and 5:15-6:15 p.m.
All ages - from six months
old to 99 years of age - can
learn to swim. Mom and Tot
through Adult Beginner les-
sons are offered.


For information, call 471-
5500 ext. 229 or 381-7092 or
e-mail catonp@highlands.
kl2.fl.us.
The program will offer nine
types of instruction:
1. Adult Beginner for adults
only. For the novice, no expe-
rience necessary.
2. Mom and Tot: Water ori-
entation. Mother/father must
participate with child (six
months to 2 years of age).
3. Level I: Introduction to
Water Skills. Students' first
water orientation without
mother/father (2 1/2 to 3 years
of age).
4. Level II: Fundamental
Aquatic Skills. Students do not
need mother/father in pool.
5. Level III: Stroke
Development. Students must
be comfortable in water.
6. Level IV: Stroke
Improvement. Students must
be able to swim 10 yards, do a
front dive and float on their
backs.
7. Level V: Stroke
Refinement. Students must be
able to swim 50 yards, tread
water 30 seconds and elemen-
tary back stroke 25 yards.
8. Level VI-A: Lifeguard
Readiness/Personal Water
Safety. Students must be able
to swim 100 yards, tread water


Driving courses offered at SFCC


Special to the News-Sun
South Florida Community
College's Community
Education Department is
offering a Safe Driving
Accident Prevention Program
for drivers who received a
traffic citation.
Four-hour courses will be
offered in English from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,
May 31, at the SFCC
Highlands Campus, 600 W.
College Drive. The course in
Spanish will be offered from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday at the SFCC
Highlands Campus. A course
is also scheduled for 6-10
p.m. Thursday, in English, at
the SFCC Lake Placid Center,
500 E. Interlake Blvd.
Pre-registration is required.
Fees may be paid by cash,
check, Visa, Discover or
MasterCard. For more infor-
ma'tfon, contact the SFCC
Community Education Office
at 453-6661, 465-5300, or


382-6900, ext. 7392 or 7153.

Senior Citizen Driver
Improvement Course
Available at SFCC
000,.
South Florida Community
College's Community
Education Department is
offering a six-hour Senior
Citizen Driver Improvement
course for persons 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. Saturday 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. For more
information, contact the
SFCC Community Education
Department at 453-6661,465-
5300, or 382-6900, ext. 7153
or 7392.


for three minutes, backstroke
100 yards. Students will learn
basic life guarding skills.
9. Level VI-B: Fitness
Swimmer/Personal Water
Safety. Students will learn
necessary skills to make swim-


ming part of their exercise pro-
gram.
There -will be no refunds
after completion of registra-
tion and pay-ment of fees,
unless swim classes are can-
celed.


Courtesy photo
Amanda Farmer, a South Florida Community, College Honors
graduate and 2007-08 president of SFCC's Phi Theta Kappa
chapter, admires women who reach the top of their profes-
sions. She plans to continue her own success by enrolling in
the University of Central Florida in the fall.

miss her comfortable room and the teachers, too," she
that she will trade for her first said.
apartment. But for Farmer, it is her
"I'm also going to miss the next step in finding her way to
friends I've made at SFCC the top.


Sign-up deadline today for school

board's Summer Feeding Program


Special to the, News-Sun
SEBRING - Get on board
for the Free Summer
Breakfast and Lunch
Program. The School Board
of Highlands County Food
and Nutrition Department is
making plans for the 2008
Summer Feeding Program,
which will run from June 9 to
Aug. 8.
A nutritionally balanced
breakfast and/or lunch will be
provided to all children
regardless of race, color, sex,
disability, age or national ori-
gin during summer months
when school meals are not
available. The programs are
only approved for geographi-
cal areas of need where 50
percent or more of the chil-
dren qualify for free and
reduced price meals during
the school year.
All district schools will be
participating in the program.


This means that meals will be
served free of charge to eligi-
ble children at these sites.
If you would like to take
part in our program this year,
call the Food Service Office
at 471-5676 and speak with
Barbara Haywood or Martha
Brown or e-mail them at
haywoodb@highlands.k12.fl..
us or brownm3@highlands.
kl2.fl.us. They will need to
know the name of your group,
the person in charge, the
address and phone number
and the number of days plan-
ning to participate in the pro-
gram. The deadline to apply
as a summer feeding site is
today.-
There will be a holding a
mandatory meeting for all
sites interested in participat-
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room of the district school
board office from 2-5 p.m.
May 21 or May 22.


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SEBRING RECREATION CLUB
Chapman Chamberlin
SEBRING - The snowbirds are
gone but there is still line dancing les-
sons from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Join
in the fun each week at the recreation
club. New members are always want-
ed as well as needed.
Shuffleboard has slowed down on
nights. I think some of us are shuffled
out as well as getting tired. Some do
not think of nights and shuffleboard
as yet. We had some winners from
Sebring at Winter Haven tournament
April 17. John Bushee, Ralph Day,
Ruth Parker, all from Sebring, won at
this one. Carl Wile has not been at
either tournament for he has been
traveling letting shuffleboard slide for
the time being.
Come Monday evening at 5:30-6
p.m. to warm up. Ice cream 'shuffle
cost 25 cents and starts at 6:30 p.m.
and it never hurts to be early.
Wednesday is ice cream shuffle at
6:30 p.m. and ending around 8 p.m.
Saturday is free pin shuffle with three
games being played.ooking for a
young group to form a team to learn
together so if you and two or three
others want to learn, come down and
see John Bushee or Ed Straub.
Tom Bruha is a club member with
many talents. He plays table tennis
and also shuffles. He also brought his
equipment to remove the mess in
front of the building.
Bill Hann is doing so well at shuf-
fleboard you would never know he
had surgery on his shoulder. Ed
Williams is back shuffling. May 7 he
had work done on his other leg.
Some players deliberately try to
kitchen the Tampa and cause their
disc to glance to their own St. Pete
position. The risk in this shot is obvi-
ous.
If the player is behind in score and
badly needs a kitchen shot, he ma9
assume the risk that is considerable,
of kitchening the Tampa; but kitchen-
ing a Tampa just because it is there is
not good playing. There must be a
better reason before trying this.
You will find us in back of the
Sebring Police Station at 333
Pomegranate Ave. Call Ed Straub at
385-0245 with questions.


TOWN AND COUNTRY MHP
Janet Day
SEBRING - Activity has slowed
down considerably at our park since
many neighbors' have traveled to
northern homes. However, many
enjoyed the monthly breakfast on
April 12 and our April potluck was
one of the best we've had all season.
A group of 27 enjoyed a varied and
delicious array of dishes. Thanks to
all for their support and fellowship; a
special thanks to Bette Chapel for
organizing both events. Cards and
bingo continue weekly; we are hoping
to revive the morning water aerobics
program soon.
Ruth Lee will surely remember the
breakfast (although she never was
able to fulfill her plans to help cook
and enjoy the meal). As Ruth and the
group of workers were walking to the
clubhouse to prepare the meal, she
suffered a "graceful fall" and suffered
a severely shattered elbow as a result.
Ruth had rapid assistance from her
friends and 911 people transported her
to the emergency room. She is now
recovering from surgery unfortunate-
ly with much pain and discomfort.
She and Harold are therefore detained
from traveling back to Minnesota for
a few weeks yet. We are all sorry for
the mishap and wish you a steady
recuperation in the upcoming weeks.
It is good to see Gene Clark home
from surgery/rehab and out in the
park with his walker, Evelyn and dog-
gies. Also enjoying her home again is
Dixie Cooper. Dixie just, celebrated
her 89th birthday at the Olive Garden
and knows she is so thankful to be
home. Good news that Bob Hull is
able to be out and about a bit also.
Town and Country lost two great
neighbors in April - Art Dupree and
Charlie Annett passed away. A memo-
rial service will be held for Art on
May 9 at Lake Haven Estates
Clubhouse. The Annett's were unable
to travel to Florida this winter due to
his illness. However, Gertrude has
informed us she will return to the
park.
Two more homes sold in the park
this past month. Bob and Mary Pitts
and Bob, Gerrie and Tanya Rose had
returned north to Ohio and Michigan.


We look forward to new friends mov-
ing into their, sidences.
It is intere-ing to learn we have
several participants from the park in
the Highland: Little Theater pro-
grams. Alan and Linda Wells
Gros.man are involved in the
acting/producir, roles; - Wende
Hervey, Geri ;pangler and Bill
LaPeer engage . other theater ven-
ues. Good reprnentation from our
small park. Congitulations to all for
their interest in bring's arts pro-
grams.
We are very piud that our park
made a sizable contribution to the
Highlands Count' American Red
Cross disaster reliebrogram. None of
us knows when we lay need the serv-
ices of this worthviile agency and
contributions are avays needed to
support the relief eflrts. Thank you
to our homeowners' association.
May birthdays include: Carol Susi,
Dwaine Lowe, Danni LeGault, Ruth
Lee, Barbara Wilsn, Claudette
Boisvert, and Mary LQ Ackerman.

TROPICAL HARBOR
Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID - Ionday morn-
ing co-ed coffee gathering. A special
treat this morning, a debious variety
of doughnuts and pasties for all to
enjoy with their coffee, 'as served by
our hosts Bonnie Allei and Rachel
Francis, who wanted al to share in
their birthday celebatim.
Our emcee filling b for Louise
Smith was Cheror Piper. Cheron
introduced our manager George
Susco, who told th residents that
they no longer has to turn the
switches on in the lthroom, since
they are now on a sesor and go on
and off'automaticallyis soon as the
door is open or closed.he palm trees
are being trimmed t-oughout the
park. He reminded the residents that if
they fall or get hurt around the imme-
diate area of the clubhouse, to please
come by the office an fill out an
accident report.
Bonnie Allen, who issubstituting
for Carol Noel, oui Sunshine
Chairman, had three getvell sheets
for the residents to sign or the fol-
lowing people: Henry J:tz, Laura
Helbig and Joan Peterson. lease keep


them all in your prayers.
Rachel Francis told the group that
the military committee and the ladies
club are planning a special Memorial
Day picnic program. The menu will
be hot dogs and hamburgers and those
attending can bring a dish to pass.
Tickets went on sale beginning
Monday. Jim Whitten read a thank
you letter from one of our military
servicemen by the name of Ryan
Nabkey. He is the grandson of Adrian
and Barbara Kuiper, residents of our
park. He is now stationed at Camp
Rameda prior to the time he served in
Kuwait. He just wanted us all to know
how much the troops appreciated all
the items from home that were sent by
our military committee and the resi-
dents. The boxes are shared with all in
his particular unit.
The Red Hatters will be playing
bunco at the clubhouse Friday begin-
ning at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own
brown bag lunch and beverage. The
cost will be $2. That goes toward the
prizes and paper goods. This is open
to all Red Hatters in the Highlands
area. Ladies Day, which is Tuesday,
May 20, will be announced next
week. The Mustangs Lunch Out will
be at the Olive Garden on today
beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Bob Clouston told the members
that we have our own Tiger Woods
right here in the clubhouse. Our own
Bud Hathaway hit three chip shots
and two of them landed right in the
hole, the third one he hit from a sand
trap, landed on the green and went
right into the hole. Wow, what a game
that many of the Wednesday golf team
won't forget. Don Guiney announced
that they will be serving their last pan-
cake breakfast this Saturday, May 3
from 7-9 a.m. The cost is $2.50.
Where else can you enjoy sausage,
coffee, orange juice and all the pan-
cakes you can eat? The pancake
breakfast will resume again in
September. Joan Peterson announced
that if anyone was interested in learn-
ing how to quilt, to let her know. She
is planning to have a class at the club-
house on Mondays. Cheron Piper read
the names of all celebrating their
birthday the week of April 27 through
May 3. We all sang to Bonnie Allen,
Rachel Francis and Evelyn Guiney.
We had no residents celebrating their
anniversary this particular week.


Cheron thanked Virginia Tharp for
accompanying us on the piano.
Tuesday morning Ladies Coffee
was emceed and hosted by Bonnie
Allen. Our attendance was a little low,
but a lot of our residents have
returned north for the summer.
Wednesday, April 30, the Nu-Hope
Ladies of Tropical Harbor who are
always busy sowing and making vari-
ous items such as mats for pre-school
children to nap on while in school, lap
blankets for the elderly in nursing
homes, bibs, etc. Our ladies had a vis-
itor from South Florida Community
College 'who is the coordinator for
RSVP. Her name is Kris Schmidt and
she wanted to introduce herself to the
group to let us know that we can con-
tact her for help in regard to commu-
nity service that our volunteer ladies
do for the community.

Scoreboard

Golden Girls and Guys
LAKE PLACID - The Golden
Girls and Guys play bridge at the Sun
'N Lake clubhouse on Wednesdays.
Call 465-2503 or 465-1040.
The results of April 30: First place,
Mary Jo Personette; second, Louise
Harmon; and third, Helen Burgan.

Golden Seniors
SEBRING - The Golden Seniors
met May 1 at Sandy's on the Circle
with two tables for bridge.
The winners were: First place,
Charles Terry; and second place, Al
Tharpe. For more information, call
Charles Terry at 471-1287.
Over the Hill Gang
SEBRING - At the Over the Hill
Gang's shooting match on April 30
Rangemasters Art Dolce and Will
Asbury set up the shooting positions
and targets with a possible score of
135 points.
In the Open Sight Group - Tying for
first were Don Gibbs and Doris
McCollum with 134 points each.
Third was Will Asbury with 133
points. In the Iron Sight Group - First
place, Jay Port with 116 points.
The Gang meets at 10 a.m. each
Wednesday at Jim's Pistolarrow on
U.S. 98. Call 655-4505 for more
information.


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Wednesday, May 7,, 2008 * 5B


Lake Placid
Woman's Club
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Woman's Club
membership luncheon was
held on April 17 at the club-
house. The luncheon was
hosted by Judy DiPrima,
chairwoman of Home Life,
and her committee. In atten-
dance were 68 members and
three guests: Ann
Heppenheimer, Dorla Lycka
and Mary Jo Bopp.
The guest speaker was
Dionne Hodgson of the
Hansen House. The Hansen
House, part of Children's
Home Society, is responsible
for 7,600 children. At pres-
ent, Hansen House is in the
transition from handling
young abused children to car-
ing for girls, ages 13-18
years old, and is faced with
many challenges since many
of the girls come to the
House with little or no cloth-
ing, personal items and some
are pregnant. Hodgson
answered a number of ques-
tions from the members. The
Lake Placid Woman's Club
gave a donation of $100 col-
lected from the Opportunity
Basket.
It was announced that the
Friends of the Lake Placid
Memorial Library donated 50
new chairs to the Woman's
Club. District 9 Workshop is
scheduled for May 22 in
Lakeland. Dolores Marcotte,
the new District 9 director,
will direct the workshop.
Deadline for registration is
Wednesday, May 14. The
May membership luncheon
will be on Thursday, May 15,
this is an awards luncheon.
The board members will sup-
ply the meat and members
are asked to bring a dish.
This will be the last member-
ship luncheon until
September.

Sebring Optimist Club
SEBRING - Many stu-
dents achieved a large num-
ber of awards, including
scholarships to various col-
leges and universities. A sig-
nificant reason for this fol-
lows:
Highlands County Teacher
of the Year: Jon Spenser,
Woodlawn Elementary
Teachers of the Year:
Kevin Collier, Avon Park
Middle School; M. Linda
Ebrite, ESE-District Office;
Christine Gose, Sebring
Middle School; Janine Hart,
Sebring Middle School;
Deborah LaBarr, Cracker
Trail Elementary; Cheryl
McGovern, Avon Park High
School; Scott Morgan, Lake
Placid High School; Charlehe
Smith, Fred Wild Elementary
School; Doreen Diefendorf,
Lake Country Elementary;
Maude Frazier, Park
Elementary; Miriam Guzman,
Sun 'N Lake Elementary;
David Klatt, Hill-Gustat
Middle School; Pam Lieske,
Kindergarten Learning
Center; Aristides Salgueiro,
Lake Placid Middle School;
Melinda Whitney, Lake
Placid Elementary School;
and Amy Roberts Zwayer,
Avon Elementary; and their
were dozens who could have
been!
National Board Certified
Teachers - 2008: Daniel


Fantin, Avon Park Middle
School; Patricia Lorenzo,
Lake Placid Elementary
School; Misty Matthews,
Lake Placid Elementary
School; Amy Roberts
Zwayer, Avon Elementary;
Rosemarie Joyner, Sun 'N
Lake Elementary; Rebekah
Loweke, Lake Placid Middle
School; and Holly Rapp,
Sebring High School.
In addition, the school
board honored the hundreds
of volunteers who gave of
their time, energy, expertise
and experience to help our
students reach grade level
and begin to love school.
Their contribution is price-
less, but the 48,000-plus
hours could be calculated at
about $750,000.

TOPS FL 99
SEBRING - Leader
Carolyn Gunthorp called
Tuesday's meeting to order
followed by Tops Pledge and
several lively songs of
encouragement. A three-
pound loss qualified Lillian
Byers to Best Loser status for
the week. Carol Bower and
Gerry Schlamp both received
$1 for keeping their last
week's weight loss off. Linda
Luke cashed in on the Red
Box and the Pound Package
containing canned fruit and
gift cards. The last layer of
tissue on the attendance
package was unwrapped by
Barbara Douglas revealing
wash cloths and several tea
towels.
Last month's card game
was won by Carol Bower
entitling her to a gift and
cash. The group has lost a
total of 29 pounds in the last
two-week period.
The evening's program
was handled by Dr. Joni
Jones of Sebring Foot Care.
Jones was informative on
problems of the feet that are
bought on by diabetes along
with many other problems
that can be resolved with
proper care of the feet.
Diabetics are prone to have
serious problems with their
feet that with proper care and
special fit shoes can be elimi-
nated or delayed. For seniors
on Medicare, most of the cost
can be covered and help peo-
ple live longer and healthier
lives.
Meetings are held every
Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at
Atonement Lutheran Church
(behind Publix) at 1744 S.E.
Lakeview Drive. If interested
and need more information
call June Scherlacher at 382-
2836.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING - The April
30 meeting of the Take Off
Pounds Sensibly FL 487 was
called to order after the chair
exercises with 17 TOPS and
KOPS (Keep Of Pounds
Sensibly) giving the pledges.
Roll Call was not good
with the chapter having a net
gain of 5.25 pounds. Best
Loser was Norma Holden
with a loss of two pounds;
she was last week's Best
Loser and received the four
25-cent coupons.
The Mystery Gift has been
returned and is now with
Joan Faria; she has three
more weeks to go.


It was decided that the Oh-
Ohs will now be called Yes-
Yeses and this week's are:
exercise, eat more fruit and
vegetables, drink your water,
watch your fat intake, think
positive and portion control.
The 25-cent contest had
six winners at 65 cents each.
Shirley Slabaugh won a
$1.50 in the 10-cent contest.
The new Attendance Box had
its first wrapper removed by
KOPS Sue Willey, but she
found more wrappings.
This was Alice Bowen's
last week of leading the chair
exercises for the summer. It
was decided that the mem-
bers will take turns leading
them until she returns.
The program was given by
Connie Webb on "Portion
Control." Make sure to read
the portion size and measure.
It helps to use smaller plates
and bowls.
For information on meet-
ings, call 385-7716 or 385-
3155.

VFW 4300
SEBRING - The Ladies
Auxiliary to the Veterans of
Foreign Wars 4300 in
Sebring will hold its 95th
National Convention in
Orlando, Aug. 16-21, at the
Orange County Convention
Center.
Five thousand Ladies
Auxiliary members, along
with 20,000 VFW members,
will convene for their annual
convention, where they will
recognize individual achieve-
ments, celebrate the organi-
zation's accomplishments and
pass the baton .of leadership
for the new year.
Members will come from
all over the United States,
some by plane, some by car
and some by RV. Many use
their trip to National
Convention as their vacation
time, adding sight-seeing and
shopping to their schedules.
They will be looking for
diverse places to eat and
friendly, convenient shopping
locations. Some members do
have special needs, so they
will also be looking for
accessible buildings and
transportation.
Ladies Auxiliary VFW
members are the female rela-
tives of veterans who have
served overseas. They volun-
teer millions of hours and
give thousands of dollars to
supporting veterans, military
service personnel and their
families. Members also fund
cancer research, offer youth
scholarships and serve in
their communities in numer-
ous ways. Learn more at
www.ladiesauxvfw.org.


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Eleven Toby's Clown members attended the World Clown Association convention in Orlando.


Toby's Clown members attend convention


Special to the News-Sun
ORLANDO - The World Clown
Association, one of the largest clown organi-
zations, recently held its annual convention in
Orlando. Eleven Toby's Clown members
attended: Keith "Toby" Stokes, Albin "Big Al"
Pelski, Sandy "Giggles" Pelski, Robert "Silly-
Willy" Krisby, Laverne "Fluffy" Fox, Phyllis
"Daffy-Dilly" Snyder, Sandi "Rosebud"
Christie, Esther "Loopy Lane" Lane, Barbara
"Bitsy" Crawford, Aline "Petunia" Richard
and Mollie "Bubbles" Crandall.
They were treated to five days of lectures,
competition and shopping for everything
clown-related.
Sandy and Albin Pelski won silver medals
in skit competition with "The Brain


Transplant."
The convention ended with 250 clowns pos-
ing for a group picture.
Sandy "Giggles" Pelski is president of
Toby's Clown Alley and Albin "Big Al" Pelski
is president of Toby the Clown Foundation
Inc. Sandy thoroughly enjoys performing
skits, air brushing, face painting and doing
birthday parties with her husband Albin, who
loves doing magic and creating balloon ani-
mals.
Toby's Clowns regularly entertain at hospi-
tals, schools, nursing homes, libraries, fairs
and parades all over Highlands County and are
always eager to help out in fund raising and
charity events.
Call 243-9473 for more information.


LP Art League to hold Open House on Friday


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Art League will
continue the practice of hold-
ing an Open House at the
Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall
Blvd., from 4:30-7 p.m.
Friday. The topic for the
evening will be Our Beautiful
Florida and will feature many
works of art in several forms.
Joan Swanson, a member of
the Art League, started her art
education 17 years ago with
classes from local artist
Sueellen Robinson. She has
sharpened her skills through
workshops and other opportu-
nities, taking scenes from Old
Florida as her field of expert-
ise. She has expanded her
interest into acrylics and the
new water soluble oils.
Ben Vaughn, also an Art
League member, concentrates
his art in the area of photogra-
phy. His nature photographs
are the next best thing to
being there. Vaughn is a
Floridian by birth, having
been born in Polk County. He
served in the military during
the Korean Conflict and
returned to Florida to work in
Miami for 35 years. He chose
to put down his Leica camera
for a Sony digital and he is
self-taught, with photography
being a hobby that consumes


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SEBRING - The Ladies
Auxiliary of District 23 of
VFW installed its new offi-
cers for 2008 at the meeting,
on May 4 at the VFW Post
4300 in Sebring. The ladies
attended a joint meeting with
the various VFW posts in the
area.
After lunch the ladies had
their meeting and the new
officers were installed. The
installing officer was Jodi
Nerny, department president
from Homestead.
The new officers are Kathy
Hays from Post 3880 as pres-
ident; Sandy Arch from Post
3880 as senior vice president;
Sandy Stevens from Post
4300 as junior vice president;


Betty Leppek from Post 4300
as treasurer; Kathy Smith
from Post 9853 as conduc-
tress; Joyce Abel from Post
4300 as chaplain; Sandy
Kicklighter from Post 4300 as
guard and Dorothy Streb from
Post 3880 as three-year
trustee.
The balance of the officers
will be appointed, by the new
president.
The district meets four
times a year and is represent-
ed by the Ladies Auxiliaries
from the different VFW posts
in the area.
For information on the.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary call
president Kathy Hays at 699-
5444.


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An oil painting by Joan Swanson, one of many that will be on
display at the Lake Placid Art League Open House on
Friday.


much of his interest. He
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mals, always with the camera.
Other well-known artists
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Heather Marie Blackwelder and Travis Thaxton Thomas were
married March 29.


Blackwelder-Thomas
Heather Marie
Blackwelder and Travis
Thaxton Thomas exchanged
vows in a double-ringed cer-
emony March 29 at 6 p.m. at
the Sun 'N Lake gazebo with
the Rev. Curtis Arnold offici-
ating.
The bride is the daughter
of James and Linda
Blackwelder of Avon Park
and the granddaughter of
Janette White, the late.
Wallace White, Rev. Curtis
and Alvena Arnold, the late
Bryant Blackwelder of
Frostproof, Linwood and
Barbara Andrews of
Davenport.
She is a 2001 graduate of
Avon Park High School and a
2005 graduate from the
University of Central Florida
with a degree in elementary
education. She is employed
as an administration assistant
at St. Johns Town Center in
Jacksonville.
The groom is the son of
Jeanne Thomas, Doug and
Judy Thomas of Arcadia, the
grandson of Avis Thomas,
the late Alfred Thomas, the
late William Tyson and the
late Albert and Letty Beard.
The groom is a 2001 grad-


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uate from DeSoto County
High School and a 2005
graduate from the University
of Central Florida with a
degree in social science edu-
cation He is employed as a
teacher at Thomas Jefferson
Elementary School in
Jacksonville.
Tiffany Homes was the
matron of honor. Bridesmaids
were Theresa Tyson and Lori
Adcock.
Billy Tyson was the best
man. Groomsmen were
Russell Reed, Lawrence
Adcock and Jared
Blackwelder, brother of the
bride.
Britney and Taylor Adcock
were flower girls and
. Camden Holmes was the ring
bearer..
Following the ceremony ,
a dinner and dance reception
was held at the Sun 'N Lake
Community Center.
After a honeymoon cruise
to the Eastern Caribbean, the
couple will reside in Orange
Park.


Celebrations


Carlos Chavez
Alicia and Juventino Chavez, of
Sebring, announce the birth of a son,
Carlos Andres at 2:23 p.m. on May 5,
2008, at Highlands Regional Medical
Center, Sebring.
Carlos weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce
and measured 18I inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Rosalba
Trejo and Elasio Trejo.
Paternal grandmother is Andrea
Chavez.

Kendra Cleveland
Sheryl Canright of Avon Park and
David Cleveland of Sebring announce
the birth of a daughter, Kendra
Leighann, at 3:52 p.m. on April 23,
2008, at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kendra weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces
and measured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Linda and
Ross Canright of Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are Day and
David Cleveland of Sebring.

Brandon Crews
Sari and Glenn Crews of Sebring
announce, the birth of a son, Brandon
. Anthony, at 9:12 a.m. on April 24, 2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Brandon weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces
and measured 19 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Greg and
Peggy Gretz of Sebring, Rica and Walt
Blakeslee of Sebastian, and Glenn and


CELEBRATIONS GUIDELINES:
The News-Sun publishes
announcements about anniver-
saries, births, engagements and
weddings and military news on
Wednesday on the
Celebrations page.
Photos are accepted and are
returned when accompanied by
a self-addressed stamped enve-
lope. Forms are available at the
News-Sun.
The submission deadline is
. noon Friday to be considered for
publication in the following
Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the News-
Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. week-
days; fax to 385-2453; send e-
mail to edtior@newssun.com; or
mail to Lifestyle Editor, News-
Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, FL 33870. For informa-
tion, call 385-6155, ext. 516.

More Celebrations,
page 8B


Marie Crews of Fort Lauderdale.


Destiny Diaz
Stephanie Ortiz and Chris Diaz of
Lake Placid announce the birth of a
daughter, Destiny Cristany, at 4:55 p.m.
on May 5, 2008, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Destiny weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces
and measured 19 inches in length.
,Maternal grandmother is Enid
DeJesus.
Paternal grandmother is Renee
Nelson.

Samantha Klein
Jamie Westberry and Steven Klein of
Sebring announce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Samantha Renee, at 2:47 a.m. on
April 29, 2008, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
- Samantha weighed 4 pounds, 4
ounces and measured 16 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents are Nancy
Lewis and James Westberry Jr.
Paternal grandfather is Ralph Klein.


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Jessica Kinyon Ferguson and Scott Robert
LeConey will be married July 19 in Georgia.


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Hunter Miller
Emily Craig and William Miller of
Lake Placid announce the birth of a son,
Hunter Daniel, at 9:25 a.m. on April 22,
2008, at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Hunter weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces
and measured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Daniel and
Mary Craig of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are Robert and
Kim Burroughs of Sebring.

Kenneth Pollard
Selena and Garrett Pollard of Lake
Placid announce the birth of a son,
Kenneth, at 3:07 a.m. on May 2, 2008,
at Highlands Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Kenneth weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces
and measured 21 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Michelle
Rice and Kenneth Turner.
Paternal grandparents are Jane and
James Hill and Leon Pollard.

Ciro Rueda
Maria Pere and Gerardo Alegria of
Avon Park announce the birth of a son,
Ciro Elias Hernandez, at 4:35 a.m. on
April 29, 2008, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Ciro weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces
and measured 19/4 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Ciro Rueda
and Margarita Perez.
Paternal- grandparents are Antonio
Hernandez and Eusobia Alegria.








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Jessica Kinyon Fe.rguson, daughter of
T.J. and Julie Kinyon of Avon Park and
Scott Robert LeConey, son of Ray and
the late Margaret "Peggy" LeConey of
Sebring, will be united in marriage on
Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Pulaski
Baptist Church in Pulaski, Ga.
The bride-elect is employed as the
judicial assistant to the Honorable
Anthony L. Ritenour, county judge of
Highlands County.
Her fianc6 is an associate with Swaine,
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Health Snapshots
Luncheon ends season
for Amputee Group
SEBRING - The
Heartland Amputee Group is
planning to meet for their end
of the season luncheon at
11:30 a.m. Thursday at The
Olive Garden. All those inter-
ested in joining should call
655-6233 or 385-1196.
This group is an informa-
tional type of support group
for both recent and experi-
enced amputees of all levels,
their family and friends and
interested health care profes-
sionals.
The regular meeting is at
noon every second Thursday
of the month during season
(October through May) and
meets at the office of
HALLO, 112 Medical Center
Ave.
Call 655-6233 or 385-
1196; e-mail halloinc@
embarqmail.com, or write to
HALLO, P.O. Box 7082,
Sebring, FL 33872

Telephones offered
for people with a
hearing, speech loss
SEBRING - On Thursday,
Hearing Impaired Persons
will be. in the conference
room at Nu-Hope of
Highlands County in Sebring,
6414 U.S. 27 South, from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m., to distribute
amplified telephones to
Florida residents who have a
hearing or speech loss.
For more information, call
(941) 743-8347.

Hospice offers
seminar on 'Making
the Most of Life'
LAKE PLACID - Good
Shepherd Hospice is hosting
a seminar on "Making the
Most of Life While Living
with Chronid Lung Problems"
at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May
- 22, at Southern Lifestyle
Assisted Living facility, 1297
U.S. 27 North in Lake Placid.
The seminar is free and
open to the public and
refreshments will be served
following the seminar.
Come learn how to prevent
frequent trips to the emer-
gency room.
The techniques that can be
used to help reduce anxiety,
handle humidity and control
allergens and the proper use
of preventative medicine the
health care professionals at
,Good Shepherd Hospice are
committed to providing you
with the understanding com-
fort and strength they deserve
when facing the challenges of
chronic lung problems.
For more information, con-
tact Bea Cooper at 465-0568.

Healthy Start Coalition
annual meeting set
LAKE WALES - The
Healthy Start Coalition of
Highlands, Hardee, and Polk
counties has set the date for
its annual meeting from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May
22, at the Lake Wales
Country Club, 2955 State
Road 60 East in Lake Wales.
During the meeting, the
coalition's general member-
ship will approve the coali-
tion's 2008-09 board of direc-
tors.
The featured speaker, Keith
Deltano with Freedom
Education, has served and
worked with youth for many
years in various roles: as a
military police officer, public
school teacher, youth leader,
private counselor and educa-
tional comedian.
He draws on this varied
background to reach out and
share with both adults and
youth.


Deltano taught sixth grade
and is a winner of the
Teaching Excellance Award
and has been listed in Who's
Who of America's Teachers
and Outstanding Young Men
of America.
There is a registration fee
of $15. For more information
or to RSVP (no later than
Monday), contact the Healthy
Start Coalition office at (863)
297-3043.


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Dr. Deborah Milliken (left), professor, Dental Hygiene, pins a purple ribbon on
Jennifer Copeland, signifying that she is eligible to receive her associate in applied sci-
ences degree in dental hygiene from South Florida Community College's Dental
Hygiene program. Copeland was one member of a class of 10 dental hygienists who
were presented with pins for completing the two-year program during the annual pin-
ning ceremony on May 2 in the SFCC University Center Auditorium.


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May is Teen Pregnancy

Prevention Awareness Month


Special to the News-Sun
May is "Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Awareness" month
nationwide and the Teen
Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance will be bringing
awareness to the community
regarding teen pregnancy and
the risk factors that lead
towards pregnancy in teens.
The Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Alliance, a pro-
gram" of the Healthy Start
Coalition of Highlands,
Hardee, and Polk counties,
would like to emphasize the
importance of a strong part-
nership between the communi-
ty and the family in helping
young people develop respon-
sible and healthy attitudes
about sexuality and enhance
decision-making skills that
lead to positive life choices.
Teenage pregnancy signifi-
cantly, affects the health of
teenagers as well as their eco-
nomic and educational .future.
Of the young women who
gave birth, 90 percent keep
their babies.
Typically, teen parents have
fewer employment skills and
are often unable to complete


their education. This con-
tributes to welfare dependen-
cy, as well as the loss of
opportunity for these young
people to maximize their own
skills and talents.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance meets the first
Thursday of every month in
Polk County.and it sponsors a
- Youth Leadership Team that is
made up of teens around Polk
County that are making a dif-
ference and giving back to
their community.
Youth Leadership Team
members come from a diverse
back ground and have a wide
range of opinions on sex, rela-
tionships, dating and the. reali-
ty of being a teen today.
The Youth Leadership Team
meets monthly in Polk County
and offer community service
hours to their youth.
For additional information
on getting involved, call Terri
Chambers, Teen Pregnancy
Prevention coordinator, at
(863) 297-3043.


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8B * Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Celebrations


Michael joins Army
via Delayed Entry
Johnathan L. Michael has
joined the United States
Army under the Delayed
Entry Program. The program
gives young men and women
the opportunity to delay
entering active duty for up to
one year.
The enlistment gives the
new soldier the option to
learn a new skill, travel and
� become eligi-
ble to receive
as much as
$50,000
toward a col-
lege educa-.
tion. After
completion of basic military
training, soldiers receive
advanced individual training
in their career job specialty
prior to being assigned to
their first permanent duty sta-
tion. The recruit qualifies for
a $20,000 enlistment bonus.
Michael will report to Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for
basic training in May.
He is the son of Brenda R.
Michael of Sebring and
David L. Michael of
Crestview.


Metheny-Weatherly
Barry and Kari Metheriy of
Marshall, Minn., announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Megan Christine, to Christopher
Vincent Weatherly. Christopher
Vincent is the son of James and
Vickie Weatherly of Sebring.
Megan Christine, a student at
South Florida Community College,
is a secretary at Long's Air
Conditioning Inc. Christopher
Vincent, a student at Warner
Southern College, is the leader of
The Gutter Ministries in Avon Park.
A July 19 wedding has been
planned at First Baptist Church,
Avon Park.


Photo by Lisa Freeman with Photographic Designs
Elizabeth L. Souzon and Carley D. Johnson will be married
Oct. 11.


Souzon-Johnson
Sarah and Steven are excit-
ed to announce the engage-
ment and upcoming wedding
for their mother, Elizabeth L.
Souzoh, to Amanda's father,
Carley D. Johnson, on Oct.
11. 2008 during a private cer-
emony in Sebring.


They will miss everyone
not able to attend, but your
good wishes will be with
them on their joyous day.


Courtesy photo
Megan Christine Metheny and Christopher Vincent
Weatherly will be married July 19 in Avon Park.


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Community Calendar


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

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


sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at 5
p.m. for $3 ($10 max for fami-
ly). Call 453-6681.
* Fibromyalgia Recovery
' Support Group meets from 10
a.m. to noon every first and
third Wednesday in the church
library at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park. The meetings are
based on the guaifenesin pro-
tocol presented in the book,
'What Your Doctor May Not Tell
You About Fibromyalgia, by Dr.
St. Amand and Marek. For
more details, call group'leader
Julie Ball at 386-5017 or e-mail
fibrosem@strato.net.
* Gold Wing Road Riders
Association meets at 6 p.m.
first Wednesday at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. For
details, call Harold Francis at
(954) 461-4346.
. * Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. Call 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) meets from 8:30-
10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested


person. For details, call 382-
2208.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 -has a buffet from 5-7 p.m.
at the lodge. The lodge is open
to members and their guests.
Shuffleboard is at 1 p.m.
Lounge hours are 1-9 p.m. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Loyal Order of
the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m.
the first Wednesday at the
lodge.
* Over. The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
* Rotary Club of Lake Placid
Breakfast meets at 6:44 a.m.
at The Heron's Garden, 501
U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just
north of the Tower.
* Scottish American Society
of the Highlands meets first
Wednesday in the First
Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall, corner of
Franklin and Poinsettia streets,
Sebring. Gathering starts at 7
p.m., meeting begins at 7:30
p.m. Anyone of Scottish her-
itage or with an interest in
Scottish culture can attend. For
details, call 471-9438.
* Sebring Doll Club meets at
10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday
at St. John's Methodist Church
in Sebring. Call 465-0480.
* Sebring Downtown
Merchants and Professionals
Association meets 5 p.m. at
the Cat House Restaurant,
Sebring on first Wednesday.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has an auxiliary meeting at 7
p.m. the first and third
Wednesday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-
4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and spe-
cial drink prices. Lounge open
from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk
members and guests. Music
provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
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Dixie League AAA Baseball




Paradise Pools






stays unbeaten


Move to 9-0, tops in
league, with big win
By DAN HOEHNE
danciel.hoehie@newssini.coin
SEBRING - After staving
off a crucial test Monday
night, Paradise Pools made a
big splash Tuesday at the
Max Long Recreational
Complex, staying unbeaten
with a 20-2 win over
Paradise H i g h I a n d s
Today.
0 "We had
20 our big test
Highlands last night,"
head coach
2 Dean Frazier
said. "We
played Rotary
in the battle of first and sec-
ond place, and we won that
one 5-2."
And there would be no let-
down for the Pool boys this
night, as they scored in
every inning to take any
drama out of this one early.
The pitching and defense
matched the previous night's
effort, yielding just the two
runs again.
Meanwhile, the offense
kicked it into gear and made
it a short night with the
mercy-rule win.
After scratching for a lone
run in the first., Paradise
scored a touchdown in the
second and then plated 10
more in the third.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
,Paradise Pool's Trey Frazier rips into this one for a two-
run double in the team's 20-2 win over Highlands Today.


The two-run fourth inning
was just icing on the cake
and the teams headed home
just as the sun was beginning
to set.
"We play good team
defense and we've pitched
well all year," Frazier said.
"I've got eight kids that are
back from last year, so we're
sitting in a good situation."
Jonathan Struck got the
win on the mound with Trey


Frazier coming on to set up
Jimmy Peck who closed out
the game.
Offensively, Alex Forde
paced the offense with a per-
fect 4-for-4 day.
Andrew Starkey was also
never retired, going 2-for-2
while Struck went 3-for-4,
Peck 2-for-3 and Kyle Owen
3-for-4, cranking up a two-
run home run, his first, in the
process.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Publix catcher Zach Howard looks up through the dust to see the call on this play at
the plate. Garrett Martinez of Goin Postal was called out in Publix 13-3 win in Dixie
League Senior play Tuesday night.

Dixie League Senior Baseball



Publix produces


By ED BALDRIDGE
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING - Publix slug-
gers outdistanced Goin
Postal 13-3 in a Dixie Youth
Seniors match-up on
Tuesday night bringing
their undefeated record to
8-0 for the season
far.
"We've got a good
ball club this year," 1
said Public coach Goin'
Shon Abeln. "They
are all 14-year olds
this year except for I
one, and he is really
coming along. We are mak-
ing our plays defensively,
hitting well, and the kids
are just having fun. This is
probably the best team I
have ever C o. liedd"
Publix' Justin Acevedo
would go 3-for-3 for the
night, while starting pitcher
Seth Abeln went 4-for-5.


The Publix team was able
to pick up 11 runs in the
first two innings, holding
Goin Postal to just two.
The scrappy Postal team,
now with. a record of 4-4,
would score again late in
the game, batting in
iblix one in the bottom of
the fourth, but
13 Publix would pick
up two more runs in
Postal the top of the fifth
while holding Postal
scoreless in the bot-
tom of the inning for
the win.
Ptiblix plays again
against West Coast on
Saturday morning at 9 a.m.,
taking off Friday night to go
watch the Sebring Blue
Streaks at Riverdale of Fort
Mey'ers in the Class 4A
State Regional finals.
"I know how important it


'We are making
our plays
defensively,
hitting well and
the kids are just
having fun.'

SHON ABELN
Publix head coach
is to support the local
team," Abeln said. "And it
will be good for the kids to
see the Streaks play."
On the other field, the
Dixie Youth Majors' Elks
defeated the Firemen 12-7
with a little extra effort
from Christopher Hensley, -
who smacked a two-run
homer out of the park in the
fourth inning.


Special STARS school




students bowl for awards


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The chants rang
throughout the bowling centers in the
county this past week as 94 Highlands
County school students with various
disabilities competed in the Special
STARS County Bowling Games.
"Lizzy, Lizzy, Lizzy," shouted
Kaitlyn Lawrenz, 8, and Teniya
Walker, 6, as their competitor
Elizabeth Platas, 8, took the approach
to throw her bowling ball. All three of
these Lake Placid Elementary School
girls were competing Wednesday at
Kegel Bowling Center in Sebring.
These three showed the true spirit of
sportsmanship by cheering for each
other regardless of the fact that they
were competing against each other.
They clapped their hands and jumped
up and down for whoever knocked
-down the most-pins.
Don't think for a minute that these
tiny little girls weren't eager to learn
new bowling techniques either. When a
coach offered a pointer, they would try
everything they could to master it.
Lawrenz especially took it to heart
when she was given some advice on
how to roll her ball differently to help
her control it going down the lane.
"I did it," Lawrenz yelled as she
picked up a spare.
Platas had so much confidence in
her abilities that she pushed the ramp
aside and bowled on her own. She
wanted to be just like Lawrenz who
was throwing the ball with her hands.
A ramp is used to assist some athletes
in rolling the ball down the lane.
The end result was Platas got to take
home.-the first place ribbon. Her
friends Walker took second and
Lawrenz got third. '
The middle school and high school
students competed on Thursday at
Royal Palms Bowling Center in Lake
Placid. Adaptive physical education


Courtesy photo
Lake Placid Elementary School students (from left) Kaitlyn Lawrenz, Teniya
Walker and Elizabeth Platas show off their ribbons from bowling.


coaches and teachers worked through-
out the year training the athletes in
preparation for the final competition
day.
This was the first year in preparing
middle school and high school students
in bowling without the bumpers.
Elementary students use bumpers.
"It was a tough transition at first to
eliminate the bumpers, but the students
and teachers caught on quickly and the
final result was fantastic on competi-
tion day. You could see it in their faces
that they were having fun," Special
STARS Coordinator. Cindy Marshall
said. "Middle school and high school
students are at -the right age to transi-
tion without the bumpers since the
adults with disabilities competing in
Special STARS do not use bumpers.


We try to make every sport as normal
as possible."
"I like it," Special STARS athlete
Kenny Gonzalez of Avon Park High
School said about bowling without
bumpers.
The Lake Placid High School U.S.
Army Junior ROTC presented the col-
ors during the opening ceremony on
Thursday while Sydney Stuart, a Lake
Placid High School senior, sang the
national anthem.
The Avon Park High School Air
Force Junior ROTC presented the col-
ors during the opening ceremony on
Wednesday while Carl Gillian of
Sebring sang the national anthem.
Ribbons were awarded to each
bowler after they enjoyed a pizza
lunch.


Special Opportunity Hunt


By TONY YOUNG
If you haven't been seeing
the quantity or quality of
game you'd like, you may
want to consider applying for
a special-opportunity hunt.
For the past 11 years, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has offered these
unique fall-season hunts for
deer, wild hog and released
quail on the state's best pub-
lic hunting lands.
Maybe it's time you look
into getting in on the action
and experience the hunt of a
lifetime.
These extraordinary hunts
offer large tracts of land with
an abundance of game and
low hunting pressure.
All deer hunts enable you
to take only mature bucks
with one antler having at
least four points.
Hunters also can take does
if they apply for, and draw,
an antlerless deer permit.
This practice of quality
deer management offers
hunters excellent chances of
taking quality bucks and the
opportunity to take a doe on
public land.
There is no size or bag
limit on hog hunts.
These special-opportunity
deer and wild hog hunts take
place on Fort Drum (Indian
River County), Lake
Panasoffkee (Sumter
County), Triple N Ranch
(Osceola County) and Green
Swamp West Unit (Pasco
County) wildlife management
areas.
Fort Drum has several gun
hunts on its 20,858 acres,
each one costing $50, should
you get drawn.
Besides taking 16 deer,
hunters bagged 29 hogs there
last year.
Lake Panasoffkee offers


Tony Young
archery hunts on the 8,676-
acre tract.
Hunters harvested 16 deer
and 27 hogs there last sea-
son.
Triple N Ranch has two
general gun deer hunts, and
24 deer were taken off the
15,391 acres last year - half
of 'em quality bucks.
Green Swamp West Unit is
where James Stovall took the
state's highest-scoring deer
on record - a 25-point, non-
typical that netted a 206
Boone-and-Crockett score.
He took the trophy buck in
1999 after getting drawn for
the special-opportunity
archery hunt.
The area offers archery
and gun hunts on 34,335
acres.
Last year. hunters bagged
59 deer, and 75 percent of
'em were nice bucks.
Additional, two hundred and
one hogs were taken from
there.
The FWC also has week-
long released-quail hunts on
Blackwater Carr Unit in
Santa Rosa County.
With these hunts, you must
bring and release your own
pen-raised quail.
There's just one $100-per-
mit available for each of the
16 weeks, and if you're
lucky enough to draw one,
you and up to three of your
friends will have the entire

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ON DECK




K FRIDAY: Baseball at Riverdale, Regional Finals, 4 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. Riverdale, 1 p.m., if necessary
Sebring


SPORTS BRIEFS


Hurricanes Swim Team practice
AVON PARK - The Highlands
Hurricanes Swim Team will begin swim
practice at the Avon Park High School
pool, begin Monday, May 5.
Practices will be Monday thru Friday,
from 4-6 p.m.
Anyone looking to train and refine their
swimming technique is welcome.
All returning swimmers must pre-regis-
ter before beginning practice.
. For more information please contact
Marvin Wolfe at 382-9272, or email at
hhst@juno.com.

Youth for Christ 5K
SEBRING - The Youth for Christ of
Highlands County Benefit 5K Run/Walk;
to benefit Highlands County youth to go
to summer camp, will take place
Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 a.m. at the
Highlands Hammock State Park.
While participants can register early,
by May 16 at 3 p.m., they can also regis-
ter at 6:30 a.m. the day of the event.
Early registrations will be $20 per per-
son, $25 per person the day of the
Run/Walk.
Those .who pre-register will receive a
free T-shirt
Awards will be given by age group'and
gender, with an overall male and female
winner
Children under the age of 18 may run
with a parent signature
Please make Check payable to Youth
for Christ of Highlands County
Contact Youth for Christ of Highlands
County for more information (863) 386-
0005.

Panther baseball institute
AVON PARK - SFCC Panther
Baseball will be having a five-week sum-
mer baseball session from June 10-July
10 at Panther Field.
The camp is for aspiring baseball play-
ers ages 11-18 with a cost of $250 per
camper.
SFCC Head Baseball Coach Rick Hitt
will serve as camp director. Camp
instructors will include Panther Assistant
Coaches Kelly Sanders, Andy Polk and
Darrell Heckman as well as outstanding
coaches from colleges & universities.
The camp will include on-field offense
or defense daily from 8:30-11:30 a.m.,
with pitcher bullpens weekly, aquatic and
weight room strength and conditioning
daily.
Campers should bring all individual
baseball attire, with items marked with
camper's name.
To register, go to
www.southflorida.edu, and select the
baseball site. Click on "baseball camp,"
print out Admissions Application and
Emergency Treatment Forms.
Mail Admissions Application and
Emergency Treatment Forms, as indicat-
ed on application form.'
Register by phone by calling one of the
Panther Camp lines, extension 7036 -
Sebring/Avon Park, 784-7036; Lake
Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 494-7500;
Hardee, 773-2252.

SFCC Baseball Youth Camp
AVON PARK - The SFCC Panthers
are once again offering youngsters, ages
'6-13, a chance to improve their baseball
skills with a four-day camp.
June 6, 7 and 9 will have the campers
going through drills and instruction from
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., while on Sunday, June
8, there will be games, trivia, hitting
analysis, snacks and swimming pool
activities from 1-4:30 p.m.
The SFCC Panther Baseball Camps are
designed to provide quality baseball
instruction, with emphasis on the funda-
mentals and improvement in all areas of
the game.
Each day, campers will have the oppor-
tunity to improve their skills and baseball
knowledge with the help of our qualified
staff.
SFCC Head Baseball Coach Rick Hitt
will serve as camp director. Instructors
will include Panther Assistant Coaches
Kelly Sanders, Andy Polk and Darrell
Heckman, along with high school and
college instructors.
Camp cost is $100 per camper, for
families with more than one child partici-
pating, each additional camper is $90.
To register, go to
www.southflorida.edu, and select the
baseball site. Click on "baseball camp,"
print out Admissions Application and
Emergency Treatment Forms.
Mail Admissions Application and
Emergency Treatment Forms, as indicat-


ed on application form.
Register by phone by calling one of the
Panther Camp lines, extension 7036 -


Sebring/Avon Park, 784-7036; Lake
Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 494-7500;
Hardee, 773-2252.
Campers can also register the morning
of the first camp session.
Campers should bring glove, cap, bat
and any baseball attire desired as well as
a swim suit and towel.
Please mark all items with camper's
name as the camp is not responsible for
lost items.
Each camp participants will receive a
camp T-shirt.

L.R Aquatics getting underway
LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid
Aquatics announces the opening of their
pre-season swim on Monday, April 28
from 3:30-5 p.m.
Swimmers who are interested in join-
ing this year's swim team are invited to
learn more at www.LPAquatics.org where
registration forms, schedules and general
information can be accessed.
Swimmers will not be able to partici-
pate until all forms/fees are received.
Please contact Vicki Million,
Coordinator, for more information at
(863) 441-0572 or email: vicki@lpaquat-
ics.org.
Lake Placid Aquatics, Inc. is a non-
profit organization that strives to promote
the development of aquatics through a
summer swim team.
The swim team is open to individuals
of all ages and we welcome your partici-
pation.

Lady Streaks Basketball Camp
SEBRING - The Sebring High School
Girl's basketball program will be running
a basketball camp for girls aged 9-15.
The dates of the camp will be June 16-
19, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Sebring High
School with a cost of $100.
Proceeds of the camp will benefit the
Lady Blue Streak basketball program.
The camp will be under the direction
of Head Coach Mike Lee and will feature
instruction in fundamentals, as well as
games, contests, prizes, and lots and lots
of fun and laughter.
Current and former Lady Streaks will
be on hand to assist with the camp.
Registration forms are available at
Sebring High School.
If you need additional information or
would like a registration form mailed to
you, please call Coach Lee at 863-441-
1221.

Lady Panther Volleyball Camp
AVON PARK - The Lady Panthers of
SFCC will be hosting a summer volley-
ball camp from July 28-August 1 for girls
grade six through 12.
The five-day camp will begin with reg-
istration on Monday, July 28 - 8:30-9
a.m. for grades 6-8, 1:30-2 p.m. for
grades 9-12 - followed by drills and
instruction each day - 9 a.m.-noon grades
6-8, 2-5 p.m. for grades 9-12.
Camp cost is $100 and will be limited
.to the first 30 applicants.
Register early to reserve a spot.
Applicants can go to www.southflori-
da.edu and select the volleyball site.
Click on "volleyball camp," print out
Admissions Application and Emergency
Treatment forms.
Mail the Admissions Application and
Emergency Treatment forms as indicated
on application form, or bring to the
Cashier's Office in Building B on the
SFCC Campus.
Applicants can also register by phone
by calling one of the Panther Volleyball
Camp lines at extension 7037 - Avon
Park/Sebring 863-784-7037, Lake Placid
863-465-5300, DeSoto 863-494-7500,
Hardee 863-773-2252.
Leading the camp will be SFCC head
coach Kim Crawford, who is also a for-
mer Lady Panther.
Coach Crawford is a three-time All-
American and played professionally in
Europe for two years, on the Bud Light
Professional Beach Tour for Team Nike
and on the Pro California Grass Tour.
She has been trained by many different
Olympic coaches and looks forward to
sharing her vast volleyball knowledge
with all camp participants.
The Panther Camp will provide indi-
vidual skill development and basic tactics
in a positive learning environment.
All campers will receive individual and
team instruction from coach Crawford
and the Lady Panthers.
Coaches are encouraged to attend.
Campers are to bring shorts, T-shirts,
kneepads, gym shoes and water bottle.
Please mark all items with the
camper's name, the camp is not responsi-


ble for lost items.
Each camper will receive a camp T-
shirt.


STATS & STANDINGS


Major League Baseball
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 21 13 .618 -
Tampa Bay 16 15 .516 3V2
New York 17 16 .515 3%
Baltimore 16 16 .500 4
Toronto 16 17 .485 4Y%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 16 14 .533 -
Chicago 14 16 .467 2
Cleveland 14 17 .452 22
Kansas City 14 17 .452 2%
Detroit 14 19 .424 3Y2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 21 13 .618 -
Oakland 20 14 .588 1
Seattle 14 19 .424 62
Texas 13 20 .394 7%
Monday's Games
Boston 6, Detroit 3
Toronto 1, Chicago White Sox 0
L.A. Angels 4, Kansas City 0
Seattle 7, Texas 3
Oakland 2, Baltimore 1, 10 innings
Tuesday's Games
Boston at Detroit, late
Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, late
Tampa Bay at Toronto, late
L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late
Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late
Baltimore at Oakland, late
Texas at Seattle, late
Wednesday's Games
Baltimore (Guthrie 1-3) at Oakland
(Blanton 2-5), 3:35 p.m.
Boston (Buchholz 2-2) at Detroit
(Galarraga 2-1), 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland (Lee 5-0) at N.Y. Yankees
aWang 6-0), 7:05 p.m.
ampa Bay (Garza 1-0) at Toronto
(Marcum 3-2), 7:07 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 2-4) at Kansas
City (Greinke 3-1), 8:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Hernandez 4-1) at Chicago
White Sox (Buehrle 1-3), 8:11 p.m.
Texas (Padilla 4-2) at Seattle (Bedard 2-
1), 10:10 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-VMartinez, Cleveland, .347;'
Mauer, Minnesota, .333; Kotchman, Los
Angeles, .330; HMatsui, New York,
.324; Bradley, Texas, .317.
RBI-Hamilton, Texas, 33; EBrown,
Oakland, 27; Ortiz, Boston, 26;
Morneau, Minnesota, 25; Matthews Jr.,
Los Angeles, 23; Ordonez, Detroit, 23; -
Ibanez, Seattle, 23; MRamirez, Boston,
23.
HOME RUNS-Quentin, Chicago, 8;
Napoli, Los Angeles, 7; CPena, Tampa
Bay, 7; Crede, Chicago, 7; Sexson,
Seattle, 7.
PITCHING (4 Decisions)-Saunders,
Los Angeles, 6-0, 1.000, 2.61;
ESantana, Los Angeles, 6-0, 1.000,
2.02; Wang, New York, 6-0, 1.000,
3.00; Matsuzaka, Boston, 5-0, 1.000,
2.43; CLee, Cleveland, 5-0, 1.000, .96.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 19 14 .576 -
Florida 17 14 .548 1
New York 16 14.533 1/,
Atlanta 15 15 .500 2Y2
Washington 14 18 .438 4Y%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 21 12 .636 -
Chicago 18 14 .563 2Y2
Milwaukee 16 15 .516 4
Houston 16 16 .500 4/%
Cincinnati 13 20 .394 8
Pittsburgh 12 19 .387 8
West Division
W L Pct GB
Arizona 21 11 .656 -
Los Angeles 18 14 .563 3
San Francisco 14 18 .438 7
Colorado 12 20 .375 9
San Diego 12 20 .375 9
Monday's Games
Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 3
St. Louis 6, Colorado 5
Philadelphia 11, Arizona 4
L.A. Dodgers 5, N.Y. Mets 1
Tuesday's Games
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, late
San Diego at Atlanta, late
Milwaukee at Florida, late
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, late
Washington at Houston, late
St. Louis at Colorado, late
Philadelphia at Arizona, late
N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, late
Wednesday's Games
Chicago Cubs (Lieber 2-1) at Cincinnati
(Volquez 4-1), 12:35 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Maine 3-2) at L.A. Dodgers
(Penny 5-2), 3:10 p.m.
San Francisco (MischO-0) at Pittsburgh
(Dumatrait 0-1), 7:05 p.m.
San Diego (Wolf 2-1) at Atlanta
(T.Hudson 4-2), 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (Bush 0-3) at Florida
(Badenhop 0-2), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (Od.Perez 0-3) at Houston
(Oswalt 3-3), 8:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 3-1) at Colorado
(Francis 0-3), 8:35 p.m.
Philadelphia (Kendrick 2-2) at Arizona
(Owings 4-1), 9:40 p.m.
LEAGUE LEADERS
BATTING-CJones, Atlanta, .425;
Furcal, Los Angeles, .366; Utley,
Philadelphia, .362; Pujols, St. Louis,
.355; Soto, Chicago, .352; Tejada,
Houston, .349; Upton, Arizona, .348.
RBI-Berkman, Houston, 31; Nady,
Pittsburgh, 30; Burrell, Philadelphia, 30;
CJones, Atlanta, 27; DWright, New
York, 26; Utley, Philadelphia, 26.
HOME RUNS-Utley, Philadelphia, 13;
Berkman, Houston, 10; Burrell,
Philadelphia, 9; CJones, Atlanta, 9;
Jacobs, Florida, 8; HRamirez, Florida,
8; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 8; DLee,


Chicago, 8.
PITCHING (4 Decisions)-Webb,
Arizona, 7-0, 1.000, 2.49; Sheets,
Milwaukee, 4-0, 1.000, 2.29; Cook,
Colorado, 5-1, .833, 2.40; Hendrickson,
Florida, 5-1, .833, 3.71.
NBA Playoffs

FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Boston 4, Atlanta 3
Detroit 4, Philadelphia 2
Orlando 4, Toronto 1
Cleveland 4, Washington 2


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L.A. Lakers 4, Denver 0
New Orleans 4, Dallas 1
San Antonio 4, Phoenix 1
Utah 4, Houston 2
QUARTERFINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit vs. Orlando
Detroit 91, Orlando 72
Detroit 100, Orlando 93, Detroit leads
series 2-0
Wednesday: Detroit at Orlando, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 10: Detroit at Orlando, 5
p.m.
Tuesday, May 13: Orlando at Detroit,
TBA, if necessary
Thursday, May 15: Detroit at Orlando,
TBA, if necessary
Sunday, May 18: Orlando at Detroit,
TBA, if necessary
Boston vs. Cleveland
Tuesday: Clev'dland at Boston, late
Thursday, May 8: Cleveland at Boston,
7 p.m. .
Saturday, May 10: Boston at Cleveland,
8 p.m..
Monday, May 12: Boston at Cleveland,
8 p.m. :.
Wednesday, May 14: Cleveland at
Boston, TBA, if necessary
Friday, May 16: Boston at Cleveland,
TBA, if necessary,
Sunday, May 18: Cleveland at Boston,
TBA, if necessary
WESTERN CONFERENCE
L.A. Lakers vs. Utah
L.A. Lakers 109, Utah 98, L.A. Lakers
lead series 1-0
Wednesday, May 7: Utah at L.A. Lakers,
10:30 p.m.
Friday, May 9: L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9
p.m.
Sunday, May 11: L.A. Lakers at Utah,
3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14: Utah at L.A.
Lakers, TBA,. if necessary
Friday,.May 16: L.A. Lakers at Utah,
TBA, if necessary
Monday, May 19: Utah at L.A. Lakers,
TBA, if necessary
New Orleans vs. San Antonio
New Orleans 101, San Antonio 82
New Orleans 102, San Antonio 84, New
Orleans leads series 2-0
Thursday, May 8: New Orleans at San
Antonio, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 11: New Orleans at San
Antonio, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13, San Antonio at New
Orleans, TBA, if necessary
Thursday, May 15, New Orleans at San
Antonio, TBA, if necessary
Monday, May 19, San Antonio at New
Orleans, TBA, if necessary
NHL Playoffs

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Philadelphia 4, Montreal 1
Pittsburgh 4, N.Y., Rangers 1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit 4, Colorado 0
Dallas 4, San Jose 2
CONFERENCE FINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia
Friday, May 9: Philadelphia at
Pittsburgh; 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 11: Philadelphia at
Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13: Pittsburgh at
Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 15: Pittsburgh at
Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 18: Philadelphia at
Pittsburgh, 3 p.m., if necessary
Tuesday, May 20: Pittsburgh at
Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., if necessary
Thursday, May 22: Philadelphia at
Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., if necessary
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit vs. Dallas
Thursday, May 8: Dallas at Detroit, 7:30
p.m.
Saturday, May 10: Dallas at Detroit, 7
p.m.
Monday, May 12: Detroit at Dallas, 8
p.m.


Wednesday, May 14: Detroit at Dallas, 8
p.m.
Saturday, May 17: Dallas at Detroit,
1:30 p.m., if necessary
Monday, May 19: Detroit at Dallas, 8
p.m., if necessary
Wednesday, May 21: Dallas at Detroit,
7:30 p.m., if necessary
MLS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
Columbus 5 1 0 15 11 7
Chicago 4 1 1 13 11 3
Toronto FC' 3 2 1 10 8 9
New England 3 3 1 10 8 10
Kansas City 3 3 1 10 8 9
New York 2 1 2 8 6 4
D.C. United 2 4 0 6 9 12
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
Colorado 3 3 0 9 10 7
FC Dallas 2 1 3 9 8 5
Los Angeles 2 2 2 8 13 13
CD Chivas USA 1 3 2 5 9 13
Real Salt Lake 1 3 2 5 9 11
San Jose 1 3 1 4 2 5
Houston 0 2 4 4 5 9
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Thursday's Game
Chicago at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday's Games
Colorado at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.
Columbus at San Jose, 10 p.m.
New York at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday's Game
New England at CD Chivas USA, 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 15
Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 17
Columbus at Toronto FC, 3:30 p.m.
Kansas City at New York, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
D.C. United at CD Chivas USA, 10:30
p.m.
Transactions

BASEBALL
American League
BOSTON RED SOX-Placed OF
Brandon Moss on the 15-day DL,
retroactive to May 3. Recalled RHP
Craig Hansen from Pawtucket (IL).
DETROIT TIGERS-Designated OF
Jacque Jones for assignment.
Purchased the contract of OF Matt
Joyce from Toledo (IL).
SEATTLE MARINERS-Traded INF Greg
Norton to Atlanta for a player to be
named or cash.
National League
CINCINNATI REDS-Activated RHP
David Weathers from the 15-day DL.
Optioned LHP Bill Bray to Louisville
(IL).
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CINCINNATI BENGALS-Signed DT
Antwon Burton, LB Dan Howell and WR
Clyde Logan.
CLEVELAND BROWNS-Signed OL
Nathan Bennett, WR Nate Hughes, DB
Mil'Von James, DB Damon Jenkins, LB
Asa Matthews, LB Xavier Mitchell and
RB Austin Scott. Waived RB Kory
Chapman, LB Jermaine Dias, DB Jerrid
Gaines, DB Justin Harrison, QB Craig
Hormann, OL Robert Powell and OL
Eric Young.
MIAMI DOLPHINS-Signed CB Scorpio
Babers and LB Keith Saunders. Waived
DL Derreck Robinson, LB Abraham
Wright, CB Aaron Lane and WR Marcel
Reece.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-Signed NT
Steve Fifita. Waived OT Josh Coffman
and DL Carlos Feliciano.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-Signed WR Joel
Filani and DT Kevin Brown. Released
WR Travis Brown and DT Kelly Talavou.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
FLORIDA PANTHERS-Agreed to terms
with C Kamil Kreps and RW Wade Belak
on two-year contracts. Signed D Luke
Beaverson.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Announced the
election of Danielle Robinson as presi-
dent.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Named
Laurence Gilman director, hockey
administration.





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Rooting for the home team and the disappearance of pick-up


Old School
By JOHN BEDELL
Daniel, you know how sen-
sitive I am and how much I
try to understand the younger
generation. I believe the chil-
dren are our future and all
that mess. So here are two
questions.
When did it become okay
to root for just any pro team?
It seems I constantly run
into local teens or twenty-
somethings that are Lakers'
fans, Red'Sox fans, Colts'
fans or some other "hot"
team. Are some of these
people picking a team based
on how quickly its games are
covered in the Sportscenter
broadcast?
Back in my day, the bell-
bottoms were big, the neck-
ties were wide and the hair
was long.
Those were givens and in
Michigan we rooted for
-Detroit teams.
If they were good, we felt
blessed. If they stunk, we
complained and we hated on
the good-teams all the more.
Reggie Jackson and the
New York Yankees were the
epitome of all that was wrong
in the world.
, I cannot think of anyone
who woke up and said, "I'll
just start rooting for New
York teams today."
Of course, I have heard a
former Columbus, Ohio resi-
dent tell me he roots for the
Yankees because their minor
league team played in
Columbus.
Well I think that just goes


to show that all the stuff I
heard about low performance
of public schools in Ohio was
obviously true.
I think I usually heard it
the week before the Michigan
Wolverine-Ohio State
Buckeye football game.
I don't see where central
Florida fans have any com-
plaints.
Just since 2000, they have
seen the Buccaneers win a
Super Bowl and the
Lightning win a Stanley Cup.
The Marlins beat the
Yankees in the Series and
Gators have had more to
cheer about in a couple years
than most fans get in a life-
time.
I had some friends growing
up that couldn't figure out
the dosage for One-A-Day
vitamins, but they sure knew
which teams to cheer for.
Are the only loyal fans, the
people that are watching all
those AARP-oriented com-
mercials on the network
evening news?
As you are pondering what
I'm pondering, here is anoth-
er one.
Are pick-up games extinct
in your generation?
Is it mandatory to have an
organized league'?
Can you play without a
regulation uniform?
Can games just be for fun
and not to determine a league
champion?
When I think back to all
the football games, baseball
games, hockey games and
basketball games of my
youth, some of my best mem-
ories are the games we came
up with ourselves.
If we had a handful of 'eo-
ple that wanted to play ball,
pitcher's mound was out for
first. You couldn't hit it to
right field and you had two
magic men. We were then set
for an hour or two of base-
ball.
It was the same with hock-
ey, we usually played without


full teams.
Get rid of that full-time
goalie and your offense can
really begin to cook.
As I drive around Avon
Park, Sebring or Lake Placid
I hardly ever see kids out just
playing anymore.
Sometimes I see a few
people kicking a soccer ball
and on occasion there is a
basketball game in a drive-
way.
Touch football games are
rare and pick-up games of
baseball practically extinct.
What has happened? Are
people's' yards too small? Are
youngster's not allowed to be
outside because of what their
parents see on the six o'clock
news? Are video games more
fun? What is it? Tell me son,
I am ready to listen to our
future.
New School


By DANIEL BEDELL
Why am I not surprised?
Only adults would ruin
something and then ask their
kids, "What's wrong with
you guys these days?"
I will give you three rea-
sons why kids don't root for
their home team.
Reason one is all you old
guys are all about making
morley which means you had
expansions which created
teams that were long time
losers like the Marlins, Bucs,
Devil Rays, Lightning and
Magic.
These teams have no histo-
ry of success.
I mean, I remember if you


could convince someone to
trade you for a Marlins or
Devil Rays baseball card you
felt like you had just made a
heist.
And since all these teams
were new, hardly any of our
dads cared about them.
I mean I like Michigan
teams because you forced me
to watch Pistoris champi-
.onship videos, go to Tigers
games and watch Redwings
games on TV.
Heck I think I may have
subconsciously been afraid to
root against the Tigers
because of how many times
you told me they won the
championship the year I was
born, I figured I was their
good luck charm.
Although, thinking on it
now I haven't helped much.
Reason two is pretty much
the same as reason one,
money.
Free agency is the two-
headed monster of sports.
Why should we be loyal to
our team if your team isn't
loyal to us?
Hardly anyone spends a
career with one team - they
go to the highest bidder.
But still, we fall in love
with these guys and when
they leave sometimes we
can't help but follow them to
their new team.
I mean it's like this; if you
are a Grant Hill fan it also
means you are a Pistons fan,
.a Magic fan and a Suns fan.
Lastly, I blame all this
"Everybody is a winner!"
garbage you guys have
pumped us with.
Mr. Rogers' train never
went to the "bad" side of the
Land of Make Believe where
Daniel Lion's cousin was
unemployed, King Friday's
brother was getting fatoff his
royal allowance and Mr.
McFeely was on crack.
In life people lose!
And nowhere is that more
clear than in sports.
Avery Johnson gets coach


of the year one year and the
next he is fired.
The Patriots didn't go
home with a big trophy for
participation.
We aren't comfortable with
losing anymore.
Lovable loser is not some-
thing we are well acquainted
with.
We like super heroes, not
Charlie Brown.
And so we like teams who
are winners.
All right, as far as the
pick-up games you guys
killed that too.
First off, where are we
supposed to play?
Gyms are locked up or you
have to pay.
Outdoor courts and fields
and tracks are chained off.
We aren't allowed on
empty lots and half the local
parks aren't kept up.
Second off, parents tend to
be so worried about their
kids getting into trouble that
they either won't let them go
anywhere except the mall or
they sign them up for endless
activities.
Trumpet lessons, piano les-
sons, karate lessofis, dance
lessons, boy scouts and girl
scouts.
Then of course there all
the sports teams.
For instance if you are a
girl who plays softball you
cart play on the school's team
in the spring, then in the
summer play Dixie League
then in the fall play travel
ball.
When do you have time to
play pick-up games?
And heck your coaches
don't want you to play pick-
up for fear of you getting
hurt "when it doesn't matter."
At the end of the day we
are either all gamed out, not
allowed or don't have any-
where to play.
If you want to see some
pick-up games, go some
place where adults leave kids
alone.


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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 07-596
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VICTORIA D. PINLEY
a/k/a VICTORIA PINLEY
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Victoria D.
Pinley a/k/a Victoria Pinley, deceased, whose
date of death was August 28th, 2007, and
whose social security number is ------, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THJS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: APRIL 20TH, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Rebecca Baxley-Krogulski
316 Belle Avenue
Belleville, WI 53508
/s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-3154
Florida Bar No. 0062162

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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-156
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
DEBRA COLLIER CLARKE
aka, DEBRA A. COLLIER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Debra
Collier Clarke, aka, Debra A. Collier, deceased,
whose date of death was January 13, 2008,
and whose social security number is 267-43-
9282, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 South Commerce'
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The narhes and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and'other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS APRIL 30, 2008.
Personal Representative:
Yashia Clarke
15420 Livingston Ave. #1410
Lutz, FL 33559
Attorney for Personal Representative:
PHILIP R. LAZZARA, ESQ.
307 South Boulevard
Suite #D
Tampa, FL 33606-2150
(813) 251-0763
Fla Bar #115361
April 30; May 7, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-192
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAZEL F. MITCHELL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HA-
ZEL F. MITCHELL, deceased, whose date of
death was February 3, 2007, is pending in the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS APRIL 30, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Sam Martin
222 San Carlos Road
Minooka, Illinois 60447
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
Fax: (863) 465-8100
April 30; May 7, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-200
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REBECCA J. ATKINSON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of REBEC-
CA J. ATKINSON, deceased, File Number PC
08-200, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent'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 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other person having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent and unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is April 30, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Joseph T. Harper
800 Ocean Drive, PH4
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James L. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 099864
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
April 30; May 7,2008


GREGORY TUREK a/k/a
GREGORY M. TUREK
and MICHAEL TUREK
Plaintiffs, in Proper Person
908 Grand Prix Drive
Sebring, FL 33872
Telephone (954) 224-2702


May 7,14, 2008


1050 Legals


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-182
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLINA ORTIZ RUIZ, a/k/a
CAROLA ORTIZ
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CAROLINA
ORTIZ RUIZ, a/k/a CAROLA ORTIZ, deceased,
whose date of death was July 25, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH -IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is April 30, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Luis Vizcarrondo Ortiz
P.O. Box 364522
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-4522
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karlson
Attorney for FLOYD COLE
Florida Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-5033
Fax: (863) 465-6022
April 30; May 7, 2008

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
PROPERTY
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-1195
GREGORY TUREK a/k/a GREGORY M. TUREK
and MICHAEL TUREK,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
GERMAINE C. MUELLER, marital status un-
known and not known whether dead or alive
and if deceased, her unknown heirs, if 'any;
CORA A. JENSEN, marital status unknown and
not known whether dead or alive and if de-
ceased, other unknown heirs, if any; LOREN
REMINGTON and CLEDA REMINGTON, mari-
tal status unknown and not known whether
dead or alive and if deceased, her unknown
heirs, if any; JOSE I. MARTINEZ MENDEZ and
CLARA MENDEZ, marital status unknown and
not known whether dead or alive and if de-
ceased, her unknown heirs, if any; MARIA
PEREZ DE GONZALEZ, marital status un-
known and not known whether dead or alive
and if deceased, her unknown heirs, if any;
TEOFILO POMALES-POMALES, marital status
unknown and not known whether dead or
alive
and if deceased, her unknown heirs, if any;
FRANCISCO FERNANDO MAROSI a/k/a FER-
NANDO FRANCISCO MAROSI, marital status
unknown and not known whether dead or
alive
and if deceased, her unknown heirs, if any;
JESUS RODRIGUEZ FIGUEROA and MILA-
GROS ALLENDE DE RODRIGUEZ, marital sta-
tus unknown and not known whether dead or
alive and if deceased, her unknown heirs, if
any; MARIA DEL CARMEN PAGAN MIRANDA,
marital status unknown and not known wheth-
er dead or alive and if deceased, her unknown
heirs, if any; DANIEL CORTES CASTRO, mari-
tal status unknown and not known whether
dead or alive and if deceased, her unknown
heirs, if any,
Defendants.
TO: ALL DEFENDANTS LISTED ABOVE:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Lot 82, Block 228 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 19,
Plat Book 8, Page 88 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 18, Block 200 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 19,
Plat Book 8, Page 88 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 8, Block 171 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 17,
Plat Book 8, Page 86 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 7, Block 194 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 18,
Plat Book 8, Page 87 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 18, Block 195 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 18,
Plat Book 8, Page 87 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 24, Block 210 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 18,
Plat Book 8, Page 87 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 45, Block 219 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 19,
Plat Book 8, Page 88 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 9, Block 218 SUN N LAKE EST Sec. 19,
Plat Book 8, Page 88 of the Public Records of
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
Lot 18, Block 50 SEBRING COUNTRY ES-
TATES, SECTION TWO, Plat Book 7, Page 34
of the Public Records of HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA;
Lot 4, Block 56, SEBRING COUNTRY ES-
TATES, SECTION THREE, Plat Book 9, Page 6
of the Public Records of HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA;
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it on Plaintiffs GREGORY TUREK
a/k/a GREGORY M. TUREK and MICHAEL
TUREK, whose address is 908 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring, FL 33872, and file the original
with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before May 23, 2008, otherwise a Default will
be entered against you for the relief prayed for
in the Complaint of Petition.
This notice shall be published once a week for
two consecutive weeks in the NEWS-SUN.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
at Highlands County, Florida, on this 2nd day
of May, 2008.
L.E. LUKE BROKER, CLERK
OF CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Sara Tumbull
Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-201
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ESTHER MASSEY KINDRICK
a.k.a. ESTHER MAY KINDRICK
a.k.a. ESTHER C. KINDRICK
a.k.a. ESTHER KINDRICK
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ESTH-
ER MASSEY KINDRICK a.k.a. ESTHER MAY
KINDRICK a.k.a. ESTHER C. KINDRICK a.k.a.
ESTHER KINDRICK, deceased, whose date of
death was March 28, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number is 426-42-3290, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870. The lames and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tide is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE -
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: APRIL 30, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Dennis Massey
29 Oak Acres Drive
Venus, Florida 33960
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
April 30; May 7, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-364GCS
Division:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff
-vs-
DIANA J. OCASIO, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DIANA J. OCASIO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4519 LAKE HAVEN
BLVD.
SEBRING, FL 33872
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
TO: MIGUEL A. BERRIOS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4519 LAKE HAVEN
BLVD.
SEBRING, FL 33872
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 19, BLOCK 14, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES
SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 22nd day of April, 2008.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
April 30; May 7, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 08-345
DIVISION: Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC., A Florida
Corporation
Plaintiff
v.
SAMUEL MARCELUS
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: SAMUEL MARCELUS
2747 161 TERRACE NORTH


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LOXAHATCHEE, FL 33470
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a Com-
plaint for Foreclosure of Mortgage involving
real estate located Highlands County, Florida,
and legally described as follows:
The East 1/2 of Lot 6, Block 24 of SUN 'N
LAKES ESTATES SECTION 2, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8 Page
28 of the public records of Highlands County,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on KENNETH M. JONES, of
Moody, Jones, Montefusco, Ingino & More-
head, PA., Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 1333 S. University Drive, Suite 201,
Plantation, Florida, 33324, on or before June
2, 2008, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on the Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on May 1,2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
As Deputy Clerk
MOODY, JONES, MONTEFUSCO, INGINO &
MOREHEAD, P.A,
0 In .o. . "', "17 F1 i'.
1333 S. University Drive, Suite 201
Plantation. FL 33324
(9541 43S-6605
's,I Keneuth, M, Jones
Florida -aR N, 142618
May 7, 14, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 282007CA000886AOOOXX
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
OF THE CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST INC. ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AMC1,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
HORTENSIA FERNANDEZ. ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: YANET VALDES AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF YANET VALDES
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the un-
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees. grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 34, BLOCK 30, OF SEBRING HILLS
SOUTH, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any. to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 801 S.
University Drive, Suite 500, Plantation, Florida
33324 on or before May 28th, 2008 (no later
than 30 days from the date of the first
publica-
tion of this notice of action) and file the origi-
nal!with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 1st
day of May, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-04723(CWF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
May 7, 14, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-436 GCS
LUIS F. CELAYA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PEDRO CUNI, and if deceased, his unknown
spouse, if living, and if not, their heirs, suc-
cessors, assigns, and all other parties or
persons claiming by or through them,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT - PROPERTY
TO: PEDRO CUNI, and if
deceased, his unknown spouse, if living, and
if not, their heirs, successors, assigns, and all
other parties or persons claiming by or
through them,
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title on the following property in
Highlands County, Florida:
Lot 20, Block 148, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
Section 15, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 8, Page 84, of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida.
STREET ADDRESS: 364 Moon River Ave-
nue, Lake Placid, Florida
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to J. Timothy Sheehan, Esquire of
SWAINE, HARRIS & SHEEHAN, P.A., 401 Dal
Hall 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 May 27, 2008, otherwise a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 16th day of April, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ LisaTantillo
Deputy Clerk
April 23, 30; May 7,14, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-196
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PAULA R. TEMPLIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of PAU-
LA R. TEMPLIN, deceased, whose date of
death was March 22, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number is XXX-XX-0292, is pending
in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM,
All other creditors of the decedent and


May 7,14,2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-215
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JIM KELLY and BRENDA KELLY, if alive and if
not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against JIM KELLY and
BRENDA KELLY, and all claimants under any
of such party;
CARMELA LOMANOINO and BARTHOLOMEO
LOMANGINO, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against CARMELA LOMANGINO and BARTHO-
LOMEO LOMANGINO, and all claimants under
any of such party;
WILLIAM STATON and HELEN STATON, His
Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
WILLIAM STATON and HELEN STATON, and
all claimants under any of such party;
DON DICKEY and S. JUNE DICKEY, if alive
and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against DON
DICKEY and S. JUNE DICKEY, and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
EDWARD A. FORGET, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against EDWARD A. FOR-
GET, and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
FRANK RAMSAROOP and MARIE ROZE RAM-
SAROOP, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against FRANK RAMSAROOP and MARIE
ROZE RAMSAROOP, and all claimants under
any of such party;
DIANN DEMING and FLOYD DEMING, if alive
and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against DIANN
DEMING and FLOYD DEMING, and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
SUNSHINE STATE'S LAND CORPORATION. a
corporation not registered with the State of
Florida, its successors and/or assigns;
SAJAN P. KORATH, if alive and if not, his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against SAJAN P KORATH,
and all claimants under any of such party;
WILTON VENTURES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion, its successors and/or assigns;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
. above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida,. I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 51, Block 284, Unit 14, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 2: Lot 65, Block 304, Unit 14. Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 3: Lot 13, Block 305, Unit 14, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 4: Lot 15, Block 307, Unit 14, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 5: Lot 16, Block 307, Unit 14, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 6: Lot 17, Block 307, Unit 14, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 7: Lot 22, Block 307, Unit 14, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 73,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring. Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
30th day of JUNE, 2008.
SIGNED this 29th day of APRIL, 2008.
L.E. "'LUKE" BROKER
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other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS MAY 7, 2008.
S Personal Representative:
/s/ Lauren R. Toney
845 Lake Drive East
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111


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Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
May 7, 14, 2008




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 06-909
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALEX E. VELAZQUEZ, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against ALEX E. VELAZ-
QUEZ, and all claimants under any of such
party;
AVELINO DEGUZMAN and EMITERIA DEGUZ-
MAN, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against AVELINO DEGUZMAN and EMITERIA
DEGUZMAN, and all claimants under any of
such party;
MARIO G. FLORES and CARMELITA B,
FLORES, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against MARIO G. FLORES and CARMELITA
B. FLORES, and all claimants under any of
such party;
FELICIANA S. DEL ROSARIO, if alive and if
not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against FELICIANA S.
DEL ROSARIO, and all claimants under any of
such party;
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., a
Delaware corporation;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 22, Block 192, Unit 10, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 3: Lot 39, Block 192, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands Count,
Florida.
Parcel 4: Lot 40, Block 192, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 5: Lot 41, Block 192, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
30th day of JUNE, 2008.
SIGNED this 29th day of APRIL, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
May 7, 14, 2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-816
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILNER JEAN PIERRE or CLAUDE DORELUS,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
WILNER JEAN PIERRE or CLAUDE DORELUS,
and all claimants under any of such party;
IAN S. SHAW and MARJORIE F. SHAW, His
Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against,
IAN S. SHAW and MARJORIE F. SHAWand all
claimants under any of such party;
BERNADETTE E. LARMAN, if alive and if not,
her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against BERNADETTE E.
LARMAN, and all claimants under any of such
party;
PETER LINDO and CARMEN LINDO, His Wife,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
PETER LINDO and CARMEN LINDO and all
claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 28, Block 164, Unit 10, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 2: Lot 36, Block 167, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
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for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the


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basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
30th day of JUNE, 2008.
SIGNED this 29th day of APRIL, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
May 7,14,2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-836
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILTON VENTURES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion;
SAMUEL VALDERRAMA COREZ, ISMAEL
VALDERRAMA COREZ and MYRIAM VALDER-
RAMA COREZ, as Joint Tenants with Right of
Survivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against SAMUEL VALDERRAMA COREZ, IS-
MAEL VALDERRAMA COREZ and MYRIAM
VALDERRAMA COREZ, and all claimants un-
der any of such party;
CEDRIC C. CRICHLOW and JEAN J. CRI-
CHLOW, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against CEDRIC C. CRICHLOW and JEAN J.
CRICHLOW, and all claimants under any of
such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 24, Block 156, Unit 10, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 2: Lot 37, Block 161, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
30th day of JUNE, 2008.
SIGNED this 29th day of APRIL, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
May 7,14, 2008



THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF T'= TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-339-GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2005-FFH4, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-FFH4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DALE EMERSON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed April 28, 2008 and entered in Case No.
2007-339-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR
FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2005-FFH4, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-FFH4, is the Plaintiff and DALE
EMERSON; TRACY EMERSON; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of May,
2008, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 12, BLOCK 19, OF SEBRING RIDGE,
SECTION G, ACCORDING, TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5136 SHAD DRIVE, SEBRING, FL
33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on April 29, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07012694 ALT-CONV-R-vbonitto
* *See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities.
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarrla & Associates,
PA., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
May 7,14,2008


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-789
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LEONARD W. TUFFREY and LOIS M. TUF-
FREY,, as Joint Tenants with Right of Survi-
vorship, if alive and if not, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
or other parties claiming by, through, under or
against LEONARD W. TUFFREY and LOIS M.
TUFFREY, and all claimants under any of such
party;
CLAUDE DORELUS or MARIE DORELUS, if
alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against
CLAUDE DORELUS or MARIE DORELUS, and
all claimants under any of such party;
WAYNE YOUNG, if alive and if not, his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against WAYNE YOUNG,
and all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 48, Block 161, Unit 10, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 2: Lot 55, Block 161, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
30th day of JUNE, 2008.
SIGNED this 29th day of APRIL, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
May 7, 14, 2008


THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-000524-GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
SERIES ITF INABS 2005-C,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NOEL SUAREZ, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed April 28, 28, 2008 and entered in Case No.
2007-000524-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANIK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UN-
DER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT SERIES ITF INABS 2005-C, is the Plain-
tiff and NOEL SUAREZ; AISLEN ACOSTA; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS
,WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of May,
2008, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 626 OF LAS PALMAS RESORT, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF COVE-
NANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENT FOR
LAS PALMAS RESORT, RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK 1830, AT PAGE 1392,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN AS:
THE SOUTH WEST HALF, MORE OR LESS,
OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY
(THE DIVIDING LINE FOR THE PROPERTY
BEING COEXTENSIVE WITH. THE PARTY
WALL WHICH DIVIDES THE DUPLEX LOCAT-
ED UPON THE PROPERTY) LEGALLY DE-
SCRIBED AS:
A PORTION OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, TOWN
OF AVON PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF DESOTO COUNTY, (ON WHICH HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART)
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES
35 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE
OF SAID LOT 12, 495.49 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 25 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 27.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST, 58.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 22 DEGREES 55 MINUTES
52 SECONDS EAST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 67 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 08 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 22
DEGREES 55 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST,
26.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
NK/A 600 E. CANFIELD STREET, UNIT
626, AVON PARK, FL 33825
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the


1050 -Lega
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 April 29, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07021133 FIDINDYMAC-CONV-B-rharnig
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
May 7,14,2008

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-466-GCS
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
AGAPITO NARVAEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed April 28, 2008 and entered in Case No.
2007-466-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE,, is the Plaintiff
and AGAPITO NARVAEZ; ARLENE M. RIVERA;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS; 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 30th day of May, 2008, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment:
LOT 29, BLOCK 2, OF SEBRING SHORES
DEVELOPMENT, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NK/A 115 PINEHURST ROAD, SEBRING,
FL 33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on April 29, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07017275 GMAC-CONV-R-abiven
**See Ameticans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
May 7,14, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. JPO7-000626-XX
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.B. DOB: 04/22/06
Minor child
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF ADVISORY HEARING
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND GUARDIANSHIP
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
SHANNON LYNN VAUGHN
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Termination of Parental Rights under oath
has been filed in the above styled Court by the
Department of Children & Families, seeking
the termination of your parental rights to:
D.B.
a white male child
born April 22,2006
and you are hereby commanded to personally
appear before the Honorable Susan Barber
Flood, a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Ju-
venile Division of the Circuit Court in and for
Highlands County, State of Florida, on the
28th day of May, 2008 at 10:00 A.M., at the
Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Court-
room 1A.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE
DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE
DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST
THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY







The News-Sun * www.newssun.com


1050 Legas
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 3282 U.S. 27
South, Sebring FL. Telephone (863) 314-
5931, not later than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
DATED THIS 17TH DAY OF APRIL, 2008.
By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley
Deputy Clerk
April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 2008

PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1994 GMC
1GDEG25Z4RF500155
ON MAY 19, 2008.9:00A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID FL 33852
MAY 7, 2008


NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicle will be sold at public
sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to
Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida statutes at
10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2008 At 1118 WEIGLE
AVE., Sebring, FL 33870.
1988 CHEVY 1GBJP37W1H3332202
1984 WATER MMS01158C484
1990 FORD 2FACP76FXLX128027
1992 SATURN 1G8ZF5492NZ248078
May 7, 2008

1055 Highlands
105 VCounty Legals
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
.............. ... . .. ..************** . . . .
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published In the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.

1100 Announcements


1150 Personals
ALONE? Seniors Dating Bureau
SAFEST since 1977! Ages (45-90).
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24hrs)
Or log onto: RespectedDating.com


1200 Lost & Found
SMALL BOSTON Terrior, HWY 27, Avon Park
Call 863-314-9554 or 863-885-1084.


1550 Professional Services

**ACCURATE HANDYMAN**
NO JOB TOO SMALL
Home/Mobile maintenance and repair
FREE ESTIMATES
*ask about your senior discount"
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES
CALL
863-202-5202
accurateofhico@aol.com
Licensed #HM00132 and Insured

RODRIGUEZ LAWN CARE
Mowing, trimming, mulch, landscaping. Free
estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
lent references. Licen. and insured. 863- 314-
0969


1550 Professional Services
ANY METAL trash hauled off free, also yard
work at a fair price. Call 863-382-8761.


2100 Help Wanted
ELECTRICIANS AND helpers needed for local
projects, good pay and benefits. Contact Jeur-
gan @239-994-0711 for interview. EOE DFWP
Doyle Electric Services Inc.
ELECTRICIANS AND helpers needed for local
projects, good pay and benefits. Contact Jeur-
gan @239-994-0711 for interview. EDE DFWP
Doyle Electric Services Inc.
EXPERIENCED OFFICE Administrator needed
for local HVAC Co. Must be proficient in
Microsoft Office, Word & Excel, A/P, A/R,
shipping, receiving, PO's, & dispatching of
service calls. Applicant must be self-motivat-
ed, out-going, & able to multi-task. Email re-
sume to: davidlsanders@associated-air.com
or Fax to: 863-385-5470.


F/T POSITION Cleaning Tech. DFWP/BKGRD
CKS. Benefits Apply in Person 6434 US 27 S,
Sebring.
LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY PROFESSOR,
FL. 40 HRS/WK, Bachelor's Degree in Health
Studies or Equivalent; 5 yrs. exp. with exten-
sive knowledge in Phlebotomy, EKG Techni-
cian, Drug Test Background Check, immedi-
ately available, written reference required, Non
smoking at place of employment, available on
weekends, Mail Resume only: NAFA CONSUL-
TANTS & EMPLOYMENT AGENCY, P.O. BOX
429, AVON PARK, FL 33826-0429 Agent for
UNPAM-UNIVERSITY.
LAW OFFICE Assistant. Sole practitioner seeks
individual with probate & estate planning ex-
perience. Prior position as a bank customer
service representative will be considered.
Please email resume to: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.
com or Fax to: 863-382-7715.



MENTAL HEALTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SPECIALIST
Work with juvenile offenders at G4S Avon
Park Youth Academy.
REQUIREMENTS: MS in psychology,
Social Work or counseling.
LMHC/LCSW preferred. 4 year degree in
appropriate field accepted
with experience.

EXPERIENCE: Diagnosing treatment
planning, group counseling with knowl-
edge of substance abuse and mental
health issues. Fax your resume to
(863)452-3719.
EOE/ Drug Free Workplace
i .i i


* General Labor - Construction
* CDL-A w/Hazmat
* Light Industrial - All Shifts
* Carpenters w/tools
* Equipment Operators
Temporary to Permanent Postions
Available. Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work 6:00AM Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Applications accepted daily
with proper ID.
3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Work Place


SHighlands County Board

of County CrInmissiciers


The following positions) c1ce cn 5/2/08
Engineering Services Aide - 955 -
Emergency Medical Technician - 825

The following positions) ccse cn 5/9/08
Assistant Director Human Resources - 136


For application, minimum qualifications
and full job descriptions visit us on our
website at www.hcbcc.net or apply at
600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
EOE/et i-c'/LI-, FeWoklc


2100 Help Wanted
MAID WANTED to do laundry , dish washing
& meal preparation. Wage commensurate
with experience. Several days a week. Call
863-471-6357.
P/T FRONT Desk Receptionist for Assisted liv-
ing Facility. Apply in person, No calls please-
Fairway Pines, 5959 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring
P/T-P.M. JANITORIAL DFWP/ BKGRD CKS
Apply In person 6434 US 27 S. Sebring
PART-TIME POSITIONS available. Fitter, 3-4
nights/wk. + Sat.'s. Work out of town in
schools with children. Transportation provid-
ed. return daily. Embroider, operating em-
broidery machines, will train, must be self-
motivated. Both positions must be non-
smokers with no criminal background. Call
863-465-4311, M-F, 9-4PM.



REAL ESTATE SALES
Is your income suffering because of the
economy & your industry is depressed. No
leads, no prospects, no closings = no pay
check. We Need to Talk. The real deal
for real estate professionals. Earn $80,000-
$100,000 your first year & maintain your
independence. This is a unique, limited & ex-
clusive oppty. Great for individual, couples
or teams. Call Bob Butler. 863-452-0330


ROOFING TECHNICIAN, FL. 40 HRS/WK, High
School Diploma or Equivalent, 5 yrs. exp.
with extensive knowledge in roofing, Drug
Test Background Check, immediately availa-
ble, written reference required, Non smoking
at place of employment, available on week-
ends and travel. Mail Resume only: NAFA
CONSULTANTS & EMPLOYMENT AGENCY,
P.O. BOX 429, AVON PARK, FL. 33826-0429,
AGENT FOR GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC.
TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Salary + Benefits.
Good driving record. Apply in person, Sunny
South Exterminators, 1570 Lakeview Or Suite,
8, Sebring. 863-382-1850.


WOULD LIKE Estimate for Skirting
wide mobile home. Ph:863-385-7317


double


4040 Homes For Sale
BLAIRSVILLE GA, New Custom home, 3acres,
enjoy beautiful N.Georgia mountains in this
4BD, 2.5 BA home, full basement over 4200
Sq st under roof, below appraised value call
Tony Pandolph.706-897-3243 for more
details

08 0 Homes for Sale
,408 Sebring
GOLF COURSE IN SEBRING, magnificent turn-
key, 3/2/3 + CBS on 6th green of Sun n Lakes,
not a short sale, $259,000. No brokers. Call
863-471-1893 or email: pedi76@aol.com


4 120 Villas & Condos
4 2 i AFor Sale
LP- PLACID lakes reduced 20K!! Wonderful
canal view, 2/1 villa, quiet area near golf &
lakes, all appliances included, energy efficient.
Low taxes/HOA. $69K possible lease
option/owner finance. Call 863-699-6590.


4180 Dupexes for Sale
2812/ 2814 Valerie ST. Great income and/ or
personal residence with income. Call A.P Win-
ston 863-655-5051 or toll free 866-227-1265
SEB-FOR SALE New townhomes, 2 units,
3/BD, 2.5/BA, 1/CG, in each unit. $299,000
per building. Cal,863-655-0311


4220 Lots for Sale
A REAL DEAL!
Beautiful 10+ ac. Ranchettes in Lorida
1/4 ac. lots in Lake Placid & Leisure Lakes
Call today toll free 1-866-224-8392
SEB-SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, building
lots on paved roads, all utilities. Call owner @
917-723-6473.

4300 Out-of-Town Property

NC CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
2.2 ac./cabin shell/$99,900
6 ac./great view/$69,900
1 ac./mature woods/$29,900
Acreage with the best views you will ever see!
Free brochure, exc. financing. 828-652-8700.


5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
PALM HARBOR HOMES SUPER CENTER
Factory Liquidation Sale!!!
Modular, Mobile, & Stilt homes.
0% DOWN when you own your land.
Call 1-800-622-2832 for
FREE Color Brochures
SEB-3/BD, 2/BA, modular home in adult 55+
gated community park. Completely furnished,
just bring toothbrush! Call Patty 863-381-
6299 or Frank 863-243-9411.

I 5 1 Mobile Home
5 0 lots for Sale
MOBILE HOME for sale 1/2 acre lot.Double
wide. 3/2 screened in front porch, florida
room, attached car porch,new carpeting and
vinal. very nice. 814-573-7987 or 863-990-
8186

5 15 J Mobile Homes
SFor Rent
UNFURNISHED 2BD 2BA, Single wide, C/H/A,
City water, carport, No pets. Close to shop-
ping ph: 863-465-1451 or 863-840-0494


6050 Duplexes for Rent


6050 Duplexes for Rent
1928 THEADORE ST, Sebring: unfurn duplex,
2/BR, 1/BA, close to Mall, CHA, refrig, range,
washer/dryer hook-up, large eat-in kitchen,
screened porch, tile throughout. $590/month-
ly rent, + one-time $300 sec. dep. 1 yr lease.
Call 863-385-3338 or 863-471-0840 to view.




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AVON PARK Large New unfurnisheda a Duplex
appliances, nC/al H $1000/mo.407-814-0392.

AVON PARK New clean duplex, 2 or 3/BD,
2/BA, low electric bills, includes W/D hook-
ups & lawn care, $20 or high speed internet,
Furnished short term rentals available in Sun


clean, qe. $675 month. Call (954)336-5570
or (786)-315-3613
LARGE 20d/1 BA/1 CG, washeD/dryer. Nice
area, close to YMCA. $600.00 mo + sec.
References Req. (663)362-1726 or
S(954)-916-4114.
(95)-98-414


SEBRING HILLS S. 2BD/2BA, large screen
porch, ADT alarm, tile floors & laundry room
$700 Mo. + Security. Call 863-381-5889.
SEBRING- 2BD 1BA duplex. 2422 Fernway St.
First & Security. $650 mo. Pet deposit.
863-381-2006
SPRING LAKE lease option to buy, new con-
struction, 2 story town homes, 3/BD, 2.5/BA,
garage, Phone 863-655-0311.

I Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
LP-CHARMING 2/1 in quiet area Furnished,
with canal view, near golf & lakes, no lawn-
care, water included. Single adult or couple
only. 6 mo. lease, no smoking or pets.
$550/mo. + sec. deposit. Call 863-699-6590.
SEBRING- COUNTRY Club living. Brand New 1
story town house on golf coarse, Includes
amenities 2bd+den/2ba/2CG.Many upgrades
Immediate Occupancy.954-815-5490


620 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
AP-210 S Anoka Rd, 2BD, 1BA, w/d hook-up,
carport, fish pond, CHA, shed, walking dis-
tance to US 27. $600 mo. Call 863-832-0370
AVON PARK, studio with balcony overlooking
Lake Verona and City Park, laundry facilities,
$365/mo 100 E. MAIN ST. 863-453-8598
BANYAN WOODS Apts is currently accepting
applications for 18D apts., must by 18 yrs of
age & meet screening criteria. Rent starting @
$424/mo., Call 863-452-0800, M-W-TH from
9AM-4PM or 863-635-4264, Tues & Fri, 9AM-
4PM. Equal Housing Opportunity.



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
TOO: 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 Instituclon Es De Igualdad De Oportuni-
dad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador
DINNER LAKE area. I, 2,BD apartments.
$550 / $675 per month, includes water. Call
Gary Johnson 863-381-1861.
LAKE PLACID near Interlake & Main, 2BD,
1BA, $600/mo., 1st & sec., lease. Laundry
avail., no pets, Call 561-706-6743.
SEB-Large, newly renovated 3BD posss 4th),
2BA with large kitchen, dining room, living
room w/fireplace, $900/mo with monthly dis-
count of $100 if paid timely, $700 sec. Call
863-273-0469. Please leave message


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

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1, CARPORT, screened porch, no pets. Lei-
sure Lakes area. 1st & 1/mo sec. $550/mo.
Call 863-465-3959.



DOWNTOWN SEBRING- 3/2 . $700mo. $500
Deposit, washer dryer hookup. LAWNCARE
INCLUDED. 863-381-7119

RENT TO Own- 3BD/ 2BA. Great area. Won't
last long. Creative Financing.$500 Down for
qualified buyers. Call to see today. 863-399-
2197
RENT TO Own- 3BD/ 2BA. Great area. Won't
last long. Creative Financing. Call to see to-
day. 863-399-2197


6300 Unfurnished Houses
SEB 3/2, DBL GARAGE, fenced. Walking dis-
tance to mall & church. No pets. Water in-
cluded. Call 863-471-6588 or 410-608-5691,
Call after 4pm and all day Sunday.
SEBRING COUNTRY Estates. Newer 3/2/2 for
rent. $1000 plus security. 863-385-6520
SEBRING LIKE New, Immaculate 3/2/2, extra
Ig kitchen, new appliances, washer & dryer,
tile, Ig. screened glass porch,overlooks golf-
course, 3244 Golfview Rd. $950/mo + depos-
it, includes yard maint. Call 863-773-3956.


6550 Warehouses for Rent
12 X 12 Warehouse with 14 x 12 office with
bath, leased together or separate. Off Desoto
City Rd in Sebring. Call 863-381-0236
SPECIAL PROMOTION
New Rentals! Rent 1st mo. get 2nd mo. free!
Guaranteed Best Prices in Cty. Will match or
beat all others' prices. Unit sz 5'X9'-20'X40',
Sunrise Mini-Storage
Office (863)382-6019 Cell (863)214-1775
SPECIAL PROMOTION
New Rentals! Rent 1st mo. get 2nd mo. free!
Guaranteed Best Prices in Cty. Will match or
beat all others' prices. Unit sz 5'X9'-20'X40',
Sunrise Mini-Storage
Office (863)382-6019 Cell (863)214-1775

AA Business & Offices
6600 FBusinessor Rent
DOWNTOWN SEBRING- Office Space as low
as $299 Per Month plus tax. A/C, Electric in-
cluded. Full sized elevator, 200-800 Sq. Ft,
access to conference room. Support services
& DSL available.(863)-385-1705
www,halnzcenter.com


7040 Appliances
WASHERS $100 AND UP, DRYERS $75 and
up, stoves $85 and up, refrigerators $125 and
up, 30 day warranty. Call 863-385-0007.


7180 Furniture
















TABLE BEVEL glass top 48", 4 chairs w/cas-
ters, cushion seats, $625. Lazy Boy recliner
tan leather like new $425, foam 2" king size
76"X76" mattress topper $40. 863-273-3731.

7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR AITTIC 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! !!!l


Entertainment Center for Big Screen TV
(Almond with gold trim/ glass) New
Condition..$350.00 call (863)214-5963
or (863)253-1017
USED CHILDREN'S items-games, books in-
cluding Golden Books, table & chairs, large
tricycle, wagon, older used crib & high chair,
etc. Call 863-382-3743.



1 MEN'S Eagle ring, 10 carat gold, $75. Call
863-385-6518.
19 INCH RCA Color T.V with remote. $40.00
call 863-214-9661
4 POWER drills, 1 hammer drill, 1 jig saw, 1
power saw, all in very good condition. $40 call
863-214-9661
BF GOODRICH G- Force KWD/s tires for sale.
Excellent Conditons $99call 863-273-0601
BINOCULARS (STELLAR)- $15, Mirror antique
oval 18X36, $25, Lamp for Table- $10. Call
863-273-3731.

BLACK MOTORCYCLE Jacket. New. Ex-Large
$55.00 Call 863-465-2794
DOUBLE "00" Railroad Cars two @ $10 a
piece & one "00" engine for $10. Call 863-
214-1965.
JOHN DEER original Antique Bicycle. $150.00
Call 863-465-2794
LEG PRESS machine. Takes free weights.
Good condition. $25.00 call 863-214-9661
LOVE SEAT, Florida print in blue, green, pink
& off white, clean, $60, Call 863-402-0469.



MOWER SNAPPER 33 Riding, new Blade, Belt
,Etc. Very Good $250.00 Lake Placid. 465-
7554
MOWER SNAPPER 33 Riding, new Blade, Belt
,Etc. Very Good $250.00 Lake Placid. 465-
7554
MUCH STERLING silver jewelry, $250 for all
or $25 a piece. Call 863-214-1965
PANASONIC DVD PLAYER, 5 DISC TECHNICS
CD PLAYER. $20.00 CALL 863-214-9661
PARROT CAGE Xtra large on wheels. Very
Nice 863-402-2285
PUNCHING BAG, speed bag & large stand.
14" Trampoline elliptical machine. $75each
863-873-9631
RADIO COBRA w/phone, $10. Spreader
Scott's 3000, $15. Call 863-273-3731.
RCA LARGE flat screen HD TV, like new, $250
Call 863-214-1965.


RIDING MOWER, Snapper 30 inch cut. Runs
great,comes with extra deck. good conditions.
$200 call 863-214-9661
SEARS PUSH mower. Good condition.Runs
Great. $30 call 863-214-9661
SOFA WITH Rocker chair Maple with Brown
cushion $77 set 863-471-2760
WALL UNIT or hutch for $100. Bookshelf
w/doors at bottom $39, Call 863-214-1965.
WASHER PERFECT cond. $100. Dryer, perfect
cond. $100. Stove, nice & clean, $100. Call
863-385-0475


4279 OLD Avon Park Cut Off Rd.(in Polk cty)
Follow signs. Fri-Sat, May 2 & 3Lots of misc.
Baby misc.

AP- BIG Sale. 5/9 & 5/10 8am - ? 416 w.
State St. between S. Central ave and S. Wal-
dron ave.
AVON PARK. OUT OF BUSINESS SALE
Thurs-Sat May 8th-10th. 3016 N Lowell Rd.
18' Cargo Trailer. New baskets, lamp shades,
etc. Below wholesale price, Craft supplies, dis-
play, tables, chairs, cash register. Lots of
nick-nacks. Some household items. MC &Visa
Okay.

BIG YARD SALE- 416 W. State St Avon Park.
BetweenS Central ave & S Waldron Ave. May
9th & 10th. 8am-?
FROSTPROOF- MOVING Sale 418 FIR AVE
King size beds, leather coach, tables,office
desk 61 inch TV, Full work out equipment,
lots more. Fri+ Sat. May. 9th&10th. Call 205-
399-6726
LAKE PLACID- Moving Sale. Furniture & Ga-
rage sale. Thurs & Fri., May 8-9. 8am-4pm.
13 Corkwood ave. Country Walk.
SAT. MAY 3rd from 8am-1pm..1806 DeLeon
PI, Seb.Household goods, clothing, kitchen,
bedding, car topper, etc....
SEB-1617 S. Lakeview Terr., off Lakeview Dr.
Sat., May 3rd, 8AM-2PM. Christmas items,
household, .yard ornaments, business ma-
chines, clothing + lots more!
SEB-3340 LakeView Dr. Fri, May 9th. 7AM-?
Three piece sofa, table, recliner, rocker, total
gym, large corner desk, patio table/ chairs,
much misc!
SEB-4217 BARBAROSSA, Sun n Lakes, Fri-
Sat, May 2-3, 8AM-? Ladies clothing, infant &
toddler (boys/girls) clothing, baby items,
household items, dining table & chairs + lots
more!!!
SEB-MULTI-FAMILY SALE @ 2305 Croydon
Rd, off Parkway behind Lions Club. Sat., May
3rd, 8AM-? Books, glassware, tools & lots of
misc.
SEBRING - Valencia Mobile Home Park
SAT - Sun May 10Oth - 11th, 9am-5pm, 3801
Youth Care Ln #59, Furniture, appliances, lots
misc.
SEBRING HILLS- 319 Eagle Ave. Lots of
Household Furniture, kitchen ware, sm
appl.,collectibles, several estate sale misc pcs.
Everything must go. Thurs, Fri, Sat 8am-1pm

SEBRING- FRI + Sat May 2nd, 3rd 7am-?
2927 King Dr. Furniture, toys, antiques, etc..
SEBRING. ESTATES Sale. 1101 LaGrande Blvd
Fri+Sat,May 9th&lOth, 7am-? Furniture, x-
mas misc, lots of Crafts, dishes, many more,
too much to list.


7400 Lawn & Garden

LAWN SERVICE, QUALITY MOW-
ING AND LOW PRICES, CALL 863-
655-1237
SEVERAL RIDING lawn mowers for sale.
$325-$375. Call 863-452-1326.


7440 Building Supplies
METAL ROOFING
3' wide ag panels cut to length. Galvalume
and Color. Call for pricing 863-673-0106 or
863-673-1967.



7520 Pets & Supplies


YORKIE PUPPY READY FOR MOTHERS DAY.
Male & Female AKC. Dog certificate. Parents
on premises. $600 & $700 863-465-6936.

6756 Medical Supplies
S7560 & Equipment
POWER CHAIR new batteries $500.00, rear
lift-carrier $200.00, swing away $50.00, crane
lift for van or pick up $200.00. Call 863-382-
3130.


8050 Boats & Motors
1985 16' Lowe alum. bass boat, garage kept,
no leaks, galvanized Magic tilt trailer, new
tire, bearings recently packed, 2004 60HP Ya-
maha SS prop, low hours, 551b thrust
MinnKota foot control trolling motor. New
Fishon swivel seats, 2 /6 gal tanks, fish finder
& compass, exc. cond. $5000 OBO. call 863-
.471-1985 or 863-210-3047.
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8400 Recreational Vehicles
FOR SALE By owner 24' 5th wheel with 12'
slide wanderer by Thor A-1 conditions. $6900
Also available 2000 Dodge Ram 1/2 Ton Club
Cab. Both $13,000.00 Firm 863-453-3364


9450 Automotive for Sale


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