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Publication Date: November 28, 2008
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Question: Should Dan
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Royal G. Lamb Sr.
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Obituaries, Page 5A



Andrews facing grand
theft, fraud charges

Andrews arrested on
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Governor suspends



Andrews from council


Former chamber executive facing three felony charges


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tiuffle@newssun.coin
SEBRING Word came from
Tallahassee Wednesday that Gov.
Charlie Christ suspended Dan
Andrews from his seat on the city
council pending the outcome of his
legal process.
Mayor George Hensley, who had
only just received the news, said it
was too early to make any final
decisions regarding Andrews and
that in any case the matter was in
the hands of the governor for the
time being.
"We regret the situation regard-
ing Dan," he said, "but if that is the


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Reported Online At
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Chamber Board of Directors'
statement, page 7A
decision, we will absolutely abide
by it."
The Executive Order of
Suspension states that given the
County Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in Highlands County issued
an arrest warrant charging Andrews
with three felonies one count of


grand theft, one count of scheme to
defraud, and one count of making
false entries on books of corpora-
tion "it is in the best interests of
the residents of Sebring, and the
citizens of Florida that Daniel
Farmer Andrews be immediately
suspended from the public office
which he now holds.
"(Andrews) is prohibited from
performing any official act, duty,
or function of public office; from
receiving any pay or allowance;
from being entitled to any of the
emoluments or privileges of public
Continued on page 7A


From public works to private life


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
George Fox is retiring (for the second time) as the superintendent of public works for the city of Sebring on
Dec. 31.


Fox ready for retirement ... again


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING George Fox,
superintendent of public works for
the City of Sebring, is retiring as
of Dec. 31 for the second time.
Last year at this time his wife,
Tammy, with the help of Fox's
coworkers in the public works
department, held a no-holds-barred
bash for him out at his favorite
place in the world the Sebring
International Raceway.
Sixty people turned out to say
goodbye. That kind of turnout
alone is proof of how well thought
of Fox is.


Now Fox's friends get to say
goodbye all over again, since he
put off retirement and came back
for one final year.
"To be here 30 years, and come
back an extra year you know it
has to a good job," he said laugh-
ing.
Bob Hoffman, who was Fox's
supervisor for close to 18 years,
put it this way, "George is so dedi-
cated and loyal to the city he
bleeds blue. I compare him, and
I've said this to his face, to the
character Radar on the television
show M'*A*S*H he knows how
to get things done. He is going to


be missed."
Originally from Rockland
County, N.Y., in the Hudson
Valley, he came down for a vaca-
tion one year and decided to stay.
When he first began with the
city he said, "the pay stunk. I had
a part-time job on the side and
jumped on overtime."
But he has seen a lot of changes
since 1978. When he arrived the
only fast food place was A&W
Root Beer ... even McDonald's
hadn't come to town yet.
The small-town atmosphere
Continued on page 7A


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Bella Marrero, 4, performs during the
Heartland Idol competition earlier this
year. She was injured in a 'kitchen acci-
dent Monday and suffered second-degree
burns to her face. 'She's really been a
trooper,' mother Shannon Marrero said.
'There is no victim syndrome about her,
she just keeps on trucking.'

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Idol contestant

recovering from

kitchen accident
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LORIDA Former Junior Heartland
Idol contestant Bella Marrero was hospital-
ized earlier this week in a freak kitchen
accident.
The 4-year-old girl was in the kitchen
with her parents when an explosion from
the oven struck her in the face and neck.
,"It was like a gun went off," mother
Shannon Marrero recalled. "Our oven
caught on fire and the door flew open."
Bella suffered from second degree burns
to her face and the flames singed off most
of her hair.
"She could have been burned a lot
worse," her mother said. "We are very, very
thankful."
Bella has a patch of skin, about two inch-
es by two inches, that is still red.
Her parents are taking precautions
against any long-term damage, but accord-
ing to their pediatrician, there will be some
scarring.
"To look at your little girl with that on
her face, that's very hard; to know there is
nothing you can do to fik it," Shannon
Marrero said.
The family remains thankful for what
they have, each other.
"People asked 'how was your house' and
I didn't even know," she said, adding that
the home was not damaged. "You have to
hold close to what is precious to you, and
these children are."
Bella has two younger siblings, age 2
and 11 months.
She took third in the 2008 Junior Idol
division and chose to do something special
with her $100 prize money.
Continued on page 7A


Warm pie and warm hearts share dinner


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK The turkey was
dressed, the potatoes were gravied, and
the pie was warm. But so were the hearts.
Friends, family and guests gathered
Wednesday to begin the mashing, slicing
and garnishing the food at Union
Congregational Church that would be
given out with no expectation of a return
on Thanksgiving day all over Highlands
County.
"I enjoy this," said Charlie Brown, an
Avon Park High School sophomore and
athlete.
Brown was working hard to load the
large box truck that had the Habitat for
Humanity logo painted on the side. He


would be one of those who was working
to get the first 100 meals loaded.
"It's a lot of fun to help out today. We
serve a lot of meals; last year we did over
800. I get to ride around on the big truck
and help hand out meals all over town to
those who can't make it in or are home-
bound," Brown said.
And the people knew who they were.
Every time the truck stopped, adults
and children would come out and stop
their vehicles to get a free dinner, com-
plete with pie, from volunteers who
hopped on and off to hand out the meals.
The first trip Thursday was to the
southside of Avon Park, to where folks
were congregated, but there were several
Continued on page 7A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
William A. (from left) and Nolan Miller each receive a warm turkey
dinner Thursday afternoon from Union Congregational Church volun-
teer Rudy Tijerina Jr. during Thanksgiving day in Avon Park.


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Pearl Harbor Day ceremony set for Medal of Honor Park


By MARY MARGARET STAIK
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Veterans
Services Office in coordina-
tion with the Veterans
Advisory Board will host a
Pearl Harbor Remembrance at
the Medal of Honor Park at 1
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.
The ceremony is to honor
the heroes of Pearl Harbor,
Dec. 7, 1941, the day the
Japanese attacked the United
States on our military bases in
Hawaii. It is a day set aside to
honor the service members
who were serving at Pearl
Harbor 67 years ago.


Retired U.S. Army Sgt.
Major Joseph A. Dionne,
Highlands County Veteran
Services officer, plans to open
the ceremony on the grounds
of the Medal of Honor memo-
rials.
The Medal of Honor Park
holds memorials for each of
the known soldiers from
Florida awarded the Medal of
Honor, our nation's highest
military recognition. There
are also several park benches
and other monuments in the
park donated by various vet-
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With a Navy Bell Toll
Ceremony as a part of the cer-
emony, Dionne will narrate
and retired U.S. Navy Chief
Petty Officer Betsy Waddell,
president of the Veterans


Council of Highlands County,
will toll the bell. The Navy
bell is on loan for the event by
the Highlands Waves Unit 88.
The guest speaker, former
county commissioner Andrew
Jackson, is also a veteran. His


sons served in the military, as
well. Jackson, a local attor-
ney, has been an advocate for
the veterans of Highlands
County, and as such served as
the liaison between the county
commission and the Veterans
Advisory Board.
Among the participants in
the Pearl Harbor
Remembrance are familiar
faces from other veteran
organizations around the
county.
Deacon James McGarry, a
member of the Knights of
Columbus from St.


Catherine's Catholic Church,
Commander of the Military
Order of the Purple Heart
Fred Arbelo, and Hank Marsh,
president of the Veterans
Advisory Board for the coun-
ty commission, will assist
Dionne.
Shannon Marrero will lead
the singing of the national
anthem and "God Bless
America." The Honor Guard
from VFW Post 4300 will be
on hand to post the Colors at
the beginning of the ceremo-
ny, and end the event with a
rendition of "Taps" and the
traditional 21-gun salute.


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evening

for parade
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK On
Monday the Avon Park
Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor the city of Avon
Park's annual Christmas
parade.
Main Street will be closed
eastbound from U.S. 27 to
South Verona Avenue. All
access on northbound streets
entering onto eastbound Main
Street will be closed.
The access from U.S. 27
onto eastbound Main Street
will be closed at 5:30 p.m. All
other access streets will be
closed at 5:45 p.m. The
parade entries will start to
line up on North Anoka
Avenue at 4:30 p.m. The
parade is scheduled to start at
7 p.m.
This is a family event and
no alcoholic beverages will
be allowed. The Avon Park
Police Department will have
patrols in the parking areas
and parade route to ensure
public safety.
The Avon Park Police
Department wants everyone
at the parade to have a won-
derful time. Please report any
suspicious behavior to the
nearest police officer. Keep
an eye on toddlers as there
will be a large crowd, also
secure vehicles, keeping any
valuables out of sight.


County accepts
bid for Veteran
Services Building
By MARY MARGARET STAIK
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The veterans
of Highlands County have
waited several years for a
new Veteran Services
Building. The wait became
shorter on Tuesday during the
regular board of county com-
missioners meeting in a 4-1
vote, when the commission-
ers voted to allow the low bid
of Coral Sands Inc., from the
west coast of Florida to build
the steel construction pre-
engineered building.
Joseph A. Dionne, county
Veteran Services officer,
along with co-project manag-
er Ramon Gavarrete, county
engineer, and Jed Secory,
Purchasing Department,
fielded questions. from the
public and the commissioners
regarding the advertisement
of the bid, subcontractors,
and stipulations for changes
to the design.
The new location for the
Veteran Services Office
building is near its present
location on South George
Boulevard, directly behind
the existing Highlands
County Health Department
Building, in the Medal of
Honor Park.
The next step in the
process to the construction of
the Veteran Services Building
is for County Attorney Ross
MacBeth to write the con-
struction contract, and the
representative for Coral
Sands and the chair of the
county commission, Barbara
A. Stewart, to sign the con-
tract.


Just in time for Thanksgiving


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
David Lanier of the Avon Park Noon Rotary club delivers a package of Thanksgiving food items
Wednesday to a resident in the Ridgedale Apartments in Avon Park. The packages contained various non-
perishable foods and a gift certificate to a local store to redeem for perishables. More than 40 packages
were given out by the club to needy families selected by the Avon Park Church Service Center.



Car fishing returns to Harder Hall area


By TREYG-IGSTY,: :
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING A-minor was in custody Wednesday
for a string of car burglaries Sunday night into
Monday morning.
"It was mostly loose change, one of (the cars) had
a Garmin GPS; I think a couple of those were taken,"
said road patrol Lt. Kenny Johnson of the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office. "A couple of pocket knives
taken out of vehicles, stuff like that."
This is the first reported car fishing in the area in
months.
Earlier this year a group of teens were arrested for
car fishing walking up to cars and trying the door
handles.


If the cars are left unlocked, they go through the
items looking for:anything:ofvalue, ,*,. 1.-
Items reported stolen in the past range from loose
change to electronics such as iPods.
Most of the current string of car burglaries hap-
pened between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday,
Johnson said.
Officials were investigating the thefts Wednesday
morning.
"Mostly the ones they were working today were on
Elson Avenue, Sebring Avenue and Thompson
Avenue," Johnson said Wednesday.
Anyone in the area who suspects their car has been
burglarized can contact the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office at 402-7200.


Workshop held in getting the word out


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Press releases: They're an effective -
and free tool of letting the public know what your
organization is all about.
But writing them and getting them published -
means knowing the "tricks of the trade." And that's
what a workshop, held Nov. 19 at the main branch of
the Highlands Independent Bank and sponsored by
the Heartland Cultural Alliance, was all about.
A panel of local media representatives gave the 20-
plus attendees a crash course on the details of writing
press releases and submitting them for publication or
for broadcast. The panel also covered submitting
photographs with stories sent to the print media.
Serving as panel members were Christopher
Tuffley, reporter for the News-Sun; Richard Hensley,
editor of Highlands Today; George Duncan, newly
appointed editor of the Lake Placid Journal; and
Barry Foster, news director for the Cohan Radio
Group. Also on the panel was Mary Margaret Staik,
who, as administrative assistant for the Highlands
County Veterans Service Office, often writes press
releases.
The audience represented a wide variety of local
arts and cultural groups, among them theater, music,
writing, religious organizations, heritage, arts and


NEWS-SUN

Standard of Accuracy
The goal of the News-Sun is to do things the right way in everything
we do. Of course, that does not always happen.
If this occurs in a news report, the News-Sun will correct all errors
of fact as soon as possible. Readers who find factual errors are
encouraged to contact the newsroom so we can correct the mistake.
Readers who wish to comment on our coverage rather than a factual
error are encouraged to write a letter to the editor.
The standard of accuracy applies to all our operations. Readers with
concerns about delivery or subscription payments should call the circu-
lation department.
We strive to provide the best customer service in all facets of our
operation. Those who are unable to resolve their problems through the
usual channels are invited to call my office directly.

Clarrisa Williams, Publisher
863-385-6155, ext. 515


crafts, and arts-related businesses.
Future workshops to be held by the HCA, the
county's official arts agency, include grant-writing
and making the arts more accessible for those with
handicaps.
For more information about the HCA or the work-
shops, call Jo Brenner, HCA president, at 385-3105.


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Local governments should study the ant, not the grasshopper


It's time for all levels of government to be the
ant, not the grasshopper, especially at the local
level.
The story goes like this:


The ant worked hard to store up
supplies in case times got tough.
The grasshopper took every day as
it came with no attention to tomor-
row.
Times started getting tough, the
ant stored up more, and the
grasshopper kept right along fid-
dling and singing; no worries about
tomorrow, or even next week.
Winter hit, and it was the hardest
on record.
Guess who had plenty and who
was in dire straits?
The lesson for local government,


and to folks everywhere, is that bad
times are coming, so save up now.
Everybody says so, including the
federal government, Wall Street, and
even the media.
But it does not seem that our local
elected officials are always exercis-
ing that good sense, and it appears
that they are fiddling away tax dol-
lars a little at a time with no atten-
tion to the economic winter that is
coming.
Let's say, for example, that more
folks are going to lose jobs (heaven
forbid) in the upcoming months as


the economy continues to thrash
about.
That means fewer people are
going to buy houses.
Add to that fact that the county
just decided to increase the senior
homestead exemptions.
Those two facts alone will equal
less money in property taxes overall.
Add to that the fact that folks are
buying less, that means that the sales
tax numbers are coming in consider-
ably shorter than projected, a drop of
over $32,000 in August and $62,000
'in September for the county com-
pared to last year's numbers.
Is it fiscally responsible to cut
property taxes with that specter out
there?
No, that is not thinking like the
ant.
Another example, the City of


Sebring just hired the new public
works director at $68,000.
Does it make good sense to adver-
tise, recruit, go through the process
of selection, and then pay a new
public works director more than the
advertised pay scale of $60,000 to
$65,000?
Nope, grasshoppers again, even
for this small of an amount.
The new Active Military Combat
Duty Grant Program is a very
respectful and honor-bound pro-
gram.
God knows that the military can
never be repaid for all that they do,
but the county just dropped another
estimated $67,500 per year on a new
program that was not budgeted.
Not ant like thinking at all.
Now do not get us wrong, tax
breaks, grants to those protecting


our boarders, and protecting the sen-
iors are all what we should be work-
ing towards, but those come AFTER
we have stored away and have it to
give.
It takes courage, it takes good
sense, and it will take a lot of hard
work from every citizen in
Highlands County to make it
through these economic times we are
facing.
To do that we all need to be look-
ing at ways to save, not spend, every
single day until that happens.
With all the clamoring about
budget cuts, we need to encourage
our local governments to be the ant,
not the grasshopper.
Exercise good sense based on
today's economics, store up for the
hard times to come, and stop drain-
ing the coffers.


Help needed in
keeping birds around
Editor:
Hello to all you orthinolo-
gists who read this letter.
I have a problem with our
Lake Bonnet Board of
Directors who determined a
park rule that we could not
feed migratory birds.
I have, for the last 16
years, been feeding birds
here at Lake Bonnet and 30-
plus years in Michigan. I
have never been able to tell
the difference between a
local bird or a migratory
bird. I need an answer so as
to prevent my breaking the
rules. When the board passed
this rule, I asked if they
would appoint someone to.
come to my home and point
out the migratory birds.
Unfortunately, no one volun-
teered to help me out, so I'm
asking all of you orthinolo-
gists to come to my rescue.
I talked with a birder
friend at Lake Placid. He
advised me to look under
their right wing and I would
find a tattoo saying: "I'm
migratory!" No bird would
let me get close enough to
check this out. I also tried
talking to them, but these
dog-gone birds wouldn't
answer and they flew away.
I am now at a point of total
distress and need help. My
wife of 56 years is handi-
capped and basically home-
bound and loves to watch the
various birds that come to
our feeders. If I have to take
these feeders down, my wife
will be very disappointed.
Anyone who can help us
solve this situation, we will
be eternally grateful.
Charles A. Marr
Avon Park

A number of ways to
help soldiers this
holiday season
Editor:
I keep hearing our country
is in a low mood. Many are
without work, money is low,
food pantries are empty and


the need is up. Well, friends I
agree that all that is true, but
stop and think just a minute
about our young people
spending yet another holiday
in a foreign land always in
fear of his or her safety, liv-
ing in the sand dug in, with
no showers, TVs or any of
the things we take for grant-
ed.
The holiday season is an
especially lonesome time for
soldiers abroad and for their
families at home. We are ask-
ing Americans all over this
country to help us raise
monies for those calls needed
by these families by donating
your old cell phone to the
Cell Phones for Soldiers.
We need only your old
phone not the charger.
We send them to
ReCellular and they in turn
send hundreds of minutes to
our young people on the
front. Rholda Stoothoff of the
Fruitville Legion Unit told
Darlene Watkin first hand
how her son had got to talk
90 minutes to her, thanks to
this program.
All you do is bring your
old cell phone to the
American Legion, 1490 U.S.
27 North, Lake Placid and
the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 25
will get them sent in. We are
also asking anyone who
wants to help a soldier for
the holidays to write a nice
letter, put it in a Christmas
card and insert a $20 calling
card and you will make a
whole family happy for the
holidays.
I would also like to see
every household that wants to
feel a bigger part of the
whole thing to light a single
candle in your window all
through the holidays or put
one in every window lit for
troops. No one thought this
war would last this long least
of all our troops, some of
which are on second and
third tours.
If you want to take another
step, join our American
Legion Auxiliary as we,
along with veterans, will be


headed for the Orlando
Airport with signs and flags
to support the 150 wounded
warriors and their families
when they all fly in from all
over the country to take part
in the annual Road to
Recovery conference held in
Orlando at Disney. The time
is noon Sunday, Dec. 7 and
little stockings with treats
would be nice to give out to
them all. Last year they said
that the Legionnaires being
there was the best of any
homecoming they had.
If you have any questions
on the cell phone project, or
would like to go to Orlando
on Dec. 7, call Darlene
Watkin at 314-9107 for all
the details, or call Barry
Schaffer at 465-0975 and I
will get your number to her
and she can call you.
Barry Schaffer
Lake Placid

The writer is president ofAmerican
Legion Unit 25 Auxiliary.

Bouquets

Several come to aid
of injured kids
Editor:
We would like to express
our heartfelt appreciation to
the law enforcement and
emergency medical personnel
that came to the aid of our
sons, Coleby Slade and Kyle
Jenkins. Without their quick
response and professional
skills, the auto accident
might have had a very differ-
ent outcome. We would also
like to thank our families,
friends and our wonderful
community for your prayers,
words of support and encour-
agement. We will be eternally
grateful to each and every
person that helped us through
that night!
Curtis and Laurie Slade
David and Dana Jackson

Miracle League ends
2008 season
Editor:
As the 2008 season comes
to an end, Miracle League of


At flbm.


Sharing Christ's


love in the spirit of


Thanksgiving


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Lake Placid would like to
extend a sincere thank you to
all of our volunteers. The
Angels in the Outfield and
Fans in the Stands truly make
Miracle League possible.
In our second year we
were able to provide more
than 65 athletes the opportu-
nity to play baseball.
More importantly, the
players were able to experi-
ence the thrill of competition,
and the joy of victory and
accomplishment. Some of our
athletes walked the bases
independently without a
wheel chair for the first time
this year.
Many others were able to
hit a pitched baseball rather
than a ball on a tee. These
accomplishments, along with
many others, would not have
been possible if it were not
for the dedication of our vol-
unteers who give of them-
selves every Saturday for
eight weeks so that others
may succeed.
To all of the volunteers
who have helped build
Miracle League over the last
two years, we offer our heart-
felt appreciation. You are
having a significant positive
impact on the lives of indi-
viduals with disabilities, and
through your generosity and
commitment are also making
our world a better place!
The Miracle League Board
of Directors
Lake Placid

Members of the board are John
Komasa, John Varady, Adela
Casey, Saundra Bass, Dennis
Orlos, Todd Moore, Lana Turner
and Stephanie Wyse.


Guest
Column
Mike Brown

blessed my circumstances
are.
I was reminded that faith
exhibited through the expres-
sion of love has the ability to
move mountains (1
Corinthians 13:2). At that
moment I made a commit-
ment that I was no longer
going to be moved by my
personal circumstances, nor
that which the world is fac-
ing. Instead it was time for
me to walk out my faith in
God and join him in his
work. Without faith it is
impossible to please God
(Hebrews 11:6). You see. I
like manny'other Christians-
have been waiting for
Heaven's rain to bring a
quenching to the earth; when
in reality we are God's rain,
which he wants to pour out
for the harvest.
So in a spirit of thanksgiv-
ing my family has chosen to
make a difference this holi-
day season through an
expression of Jesus Christ's
true love (2 Corinthians
4:15). We are not going to
spend any money to purchase
gifts this year. Instead we are
going to sow that money
locally to support the efforts
of Rev. Mike and Pat Karl at
the New Testament Church
and Mission.
For 32 years they have
helped feed the hungry, shel-
ter the homeless, clothe those
in need, and provide some
peace and comfort to the sick
and dying. We will do this to
the greatest extent that our
resources will allow. Also,
on Saturday, Dec. 20 we will
bless Rev. and Mrs. Karl,
their staff and volunteers,
and all of the hungry who
frequent the mission daily by
cooking and serving a barbe-
cue dinner. We are also start-
ing a drive to collect items
such as underwear, socks,
blankets, deodorant, tooth
brushes, toothpaste, and
other essentials which will
go to those in need the day
of the barbecue.
God has poured this into
my heart and I know these
works are for his purpose.
My family is committed to
making a small difference
this holiday season. I would
like to offer an invitation for
any church or individual that
has a similar calling to join
us.
The more support this
movement gains, whether it
be through finances or labor,
the more people's lives that
can be touched.
Anyone wishing to join
our effort can e-mail me at
mikebrown@htn.net or call
443-4780. What a difference
we could make together
May God receive all of the
praise, honor, and glory.

Mike Brown is a Sebring resident
and business owner


Since graduating from col-
lege and starting a family,
my life has been filled with
many experiences. I have
been blessed with personal
and professional accomplish-
ments that many dream of,
and I equally have experi-
enced enough failures and
heartache to last a lifetime.
Through it all my spiritual
maturity and relationship
with my Father God have
continued to grow experienc-
ing the abundance of his
Grace in good times and in
bad.
Our country's political,
financial, and social environ-
ment have become alarming.
The collapsed U.S. housing
market ushered in through
poor fiscal policies and mini-
mal lending oversight has led
our country into a recession.
Our soldiers continue to sac-
rifice their lives as we funnel
billions overseas in the war
effort. At the same time our
government has allocated
$700 billion to bail out Wall
Street financial institutions,
insurance companies, and
now the proposed automotive
industry. All the while people
across our country are hurt-
ing and searching for hope.
My parents and I each are
small business owners. We
have recently struggled to
keep our businesses afloat
experiencing more months in
the red than in the black.
These tough economic times
have forced the layoff of
staff, reduced pay and bene-
fits to employees, and as of
late we have been forced to
borrow money as well as
reach into personal savings
and retirement funds to keep
the doors open. Recently I
was talking with my father
about these harsh realities
and we each confessed con-
cern for our families, our
worsening economy, and the
aftermath left behind one of
the most divisive elections
ever seen. I have begun to
worry about how I am going
to provide for my family as a
lack of customers have left
us hanging at the end of a
rope. No government life-
lines are being thrown our
way.
In the midst of my person-
al fear and anxiety God
began to deal with me. I was
being faced with questions
that I did not want to answer.
Is my faith only exhibited in
good times (1 Peter 5:9)? Is
God's grace not always suffi-
cient (2 Corinthians 12:9)?
Are my works for the benefit
of God's kingdom or that of
my own (Hebrews 10:24)?
As I began looking over my
shoulder I began to see many
less fortunate people whose
most basic needs like food,
clothing and shelter were not
being met.
Others are dealing with
physical infirmities and
death. Many have never
experienced the true love of
Jesus Christ. All of a sudden
I began to realize how truly


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Dance Club cancels
Friday dance
SEBRING Just a
reminder that the Highlands
Social Dance Club will not
host a dance Friday.
The club will resume danc-
ing on Friday, Dec. 5, featur-
ing the Skylark Big Band.

L.T., Annie play at
Legion Post 69
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park, will host the fol-
lowing events:
Today Taco night
from 4-6 p.m. Music by L.T.
to follow.
Saturday Golf tourna-
ment and Legion dinner with
music by Annie (call for time
of event).
For details, call 453-4553.

Whiskey River Band
plays at Moose lodge
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events:
Today Ham dinner for
$7 (call for time). Happy
Hour from 2-4 p.m. Menu
from 5-9 p.m. Music by
Whiskey River Band from 7-
11 p.m.
Saturday Lasagna din-
ner served for $8 (call for
time). Happy Hour from 3-6
p.m. Menu from 5-9 p.m.
Music by Frankie from 7-11
p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

Music plays at VFW
4300 this weekend
SEBRING The Sebring
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host the fol-
lowing events:
Today Men's
Auxiliary pizza "best in
town" from 5-7 p.m. Music
by Gary and Shirley to fol-
low.
Saturday Post meal;
music by Lora Patton.
For details, call 385-8902.

Lake Placid Moos"
serve prime rib
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374,
will host the following
events:
Today Wings, burgers
and fish served at 6 p.m.
Music by Bob Weed from 6-
10 p.m.
+ Saturday Prime rib
dinner served at 6 p.m.
Music by Gary and Shirley
from 6-10 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

VFW 3880 hosts RIP
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 will host the fol-
lowing events:
Today Steak by the
ounce being served from
5:30-7 p.m. Music by RIP to
follow.
Sunday Hamburgers
served from 4-5:30 p.m.
For details, call 699-5444.

Fancy Free plays at
Eagles Aerie 4240
SEBRING The Sebring
Eagles Aerie 4240 will be
hosting the following events:
Today Chicken,
shrimp and fish baskets will
be served.
Saturday Pot roast
will be served. Fancy Free
will provide the music.
For details, call 655-4007.

Skylarks play at
Reflections today
AVON PARK -
Reflections on Silver Lake
will welcome the Skylarks
and their "Big Band" sound
from 7-9 p.m. today. Dance
or just enjoy the sounds of
the 10-piece orchestra.
Cost is $5 per person.


Bring your own snacks; soda
will be available for pur-
chase, and ice will be provid-
ed.

Sebring Elks host
buffet dinner today
SEBRING Sebring Elks
Lodge 1529 will host a buffet
dinner from 5-7 p.m. today
for $10. Menu includes
choice of Swiss steak or
Catfish.


Live music from 7-10 p.m.
by Frank E.

Caladium Co-op has
after-Thanksgiving
sale this weekend
LAKE PLACID Visit
the Caladium Arts and Crafts
Co-Op from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday or 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday for its
after-Thanksgiving sale.
The sale will be held in the
classroom area in the rear of
the store. This is the first
time the Co-Op is having an
after-Thanksgiving sale in its
16-year history. All items are
handmade by Co-Op mem-
bers.
The Caladium Co-Op is at
132 E. Interlake Blvd. Call
699-5940 for more informa-
tion or visit the Web site at
www.caladiumarts .org.

Karaoke by Bill and
Di at Legion Post 74
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 74 in
Sebring will host karaoke by
Bill and Di today. Call for
time.
For details, call 471-1448.

Register for
Christmas Lighting,
Decorating Contest
SEBRING The Sebring
Christmas Lighting and
Decorating Contest is an
annual event sponsored by
the Sebring Special Events
Committee. The contest is
open to all residents who
have a Sebring address.
Contestants can enter one
of three categories: Best
Lighted/Decorated Home,
Best Lighted/Decorated Yard
and Best Lighted/Decorated
Mobile Home. Each category
has a first, second and third
prize.
First place winners of last
year's contest are not eligible
to enter this year's contest.
The winners will receive
trophy plaques. There is no
entry fee for the'conitest:.
Deadline to enter is
Wednesday, Dec. 17. A list of
the contestants and winners
will be published in the
News-Sun. Entry forms are
available at the Sebring
Chamber of Commerce, in
the Fountain Plaza on U.S.
27, or at Sebring City Hall
next to the courthouse in
downtown Sebring.

Sebring Mobile
Estates serves
breakfast Saturday
SEBRING Sebring
Mobile Estates, off
Kenilworth Boulevard, is
serving breakfast from 7:30-
9:30 a.m. Saturday. For a
donation of $4, it's all-you-
can-eat pancakes, scrambled
eggs, sausage patties and
links, sausage gravy and bis-
cuits, orange juice and cof-
fee.

Library begins
weekly feature films
LAKE PLACID -
Beginning Nov. 29, the Lake
Placid Memorial Library will
feature weekly films every
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Admission, popcorn and
lemonade are free.
The first four films to be
offered are "Indiana Jones
and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull," "Indiana
Jones and the Raiders of the
Lost Ark" (Dec. 6), "Indiana
Jones and the Temple of
Doom" (Dec. 13), and
"Indiana Jones and the Last
Crusade" (Dec. 20). All four
are rated PG-13.
The public is invited to
attend. Seating is limited.
Call 699-3705 with ques-
tions, ask for Kathleen
Montgomery or Maria A.


Chenique.

Square dance lessons
offered at center
SEBRING Square
dance lessons will start at
Buttonwood Bay at the
Recreation Center. "Plus"
lessons will be every
Tuesday at 3 p.m., for 1-1/2
hour. "Mainstream" lessons
will be every Thursday at the
Recreation Center at 1 p.m.


for 1-1/2 hour and
"Beginners" will be
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for 1-
1/2 hour, starting Jan. 8.
Round dance lessons will
begin at Buttonwood for
level 2 and above at 1 p.m.
and beginners at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6 in the
Recreation Center.
For more information, call
Vern Wright at 655-2634.

Mini-shuffleboard
tournament set
SEBRING Mini-shuf-
fleboard tournament will be
played at 1:15 p.m. today at
the Sebring Recreation Club,
333 Pomegranate Ave.

Blood mobile at
Dariy Queen
SEBRING The blood
mobile will be at Dairy
Queen Grill and Chill in
front of Home Depot from
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday.
All donors will receive a
$10 Publix gift card and a
small free ice-cream cone.

Sebring Postal Toy
Drive under way
SEBRING The Sebring
Postal Toy Drive begins
Saturday through Saturday,
Dec. 6.
To participate place a new,
unwrapped toy in a bag on
your mailbox for the carrier
to pick up. Toys can be
dropped off at either Sebring
Post Office, at Goin' Postal
(3600 Sebring Parkway or
6223 U.S. 27 N.) or at
Alligator Pack and Ship
(4200 Sebring Parkway).
Toys will be distributed to
local charities, including The
Salvation Army and families
of soldiers.

Lions Club plans
barbecue fundraiser
LAKE PLACID On
Saturday the Lake Placid
Lions will have another of its
.popular fundraisers. From 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. they will be
offering their fabulous barbe-
cue chicken, grilled by their
very own Lion chefs. They
offer a wonderful feast of
half a chicken, baked beans,
coleslaw, rolls and tea for a
steel price of only $8.
Tickets can be purchased
in advance by calling 699-
0743, 465-6250, or from any
Lion member.
Bring the family and enjoy
lunch with The Lions at
Stuart Park in Lake Placid.
They will also supply take-
out orders, or deliveries for
orders of four or more.
All funds raised will be
used to help the blind and the
less fortunate here in
Highlands County.
The Lions are always look-
ing for new members willing
to help them with their cause
of helping the visual and
hearing impaired. They meet
every second and fourth
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St.
Francis of Assisi Church in
Lake Placid.
For more information, or if
you would like to help the
Lions in any way, call 699-
0743 or 441-1207.


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OBITUARIES


Eileen G. Houser
Eileen G. Houser, 91, of
Sebring died Nov. 24, 2008.
Born in Elwood, Ind., she had
been a resident of Sebring
since 1987. She was a factory
worker. She was a member of
St. Johns Lutheran Church in
Elwood and attended
Atonement Lutheran Church
in Sebring.
She is survived by her
daughters, Mary R. Corsaro
and Ruth A. Loser; four
grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
held at a later date in Elwood,
Ind. Memorial donations may
be made to St. Johns Lutheran
Church, Elwood, Ind.
Arrangements have been
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.

Royal Lamb Sr.
Royal G. Lamb
Sr., 76, of Avon
SPark died Nov. 26,
2008. A native of Avon Park,
he had lived here except for
the time he spent in the
United States Army. He
retired from the U.S. Army as
a chief warrant officer after
serving 22 years, part of
which was in Vietnam. He
had Lamb's TV Shop. and
worked in his family's grove
and ranch.
Survivors include his wife,
Patricia; children, Patricia
"Vicki" Jenkins, Royal Jr. and
Phillip Lamb; nine grandchil-
dren and seven great-grand-
children.
Visitation will be from 10-
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at
Fountain Funeral Home, Avon
Park. A funeral service will be
follow at 11 a.m. at the funer-
al home. Interment will fol-
low in Hart Cemetery in
Hardee County.


Shirley Verhage
Shirley (McDevitt)
Verhage, 85, of Lake Placid
died Nov. 24, 2008. Born in
Dayton, Ohio., she came to
Lake Placid in 1970. She was
a homemaker. She was a for-
mer member of First Christian
Church of Fort Lauderdale.
She was a member of First
Presbyterian Church in Lake
Placid.
Survivors include her hus-
band of nine years, Al; chil-
dren, Susan Hope McDevitt,
Robert H. McDevitt Jr. and
Peter H. McDevitt; siblings,
Trudi Brooks, Jean Maury


and Jo Ann Brown; four
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
at First Presbyterian Church
in Lake Placid with the Rev.
Drew Severance officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to SFCC
Foundation, (designate to
Take Stock in Children's
Program), 13 E. Main St.,
Avon Park, FL 33825.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by the Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.


Betty Sue Cline
Betty Sue Cline of Lake Placid, Florida
passed away in her home on November 21,
z*' fi 2008. Born April 29, 1937 in Lake Worth,
Florida to Lillian and Emmett Jones. She
moved to Illinois with her family in 1943,
S where she lived until she returned to her
.: beloved Florida in 1998. She was a Rural
Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for
20 years until her retirement in 1997. She
was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling,
especially in Florida. She attended numerous
S college courses as an adult. Her favorite stud-
ies included the Spanish Language and
Broadcasting, which included on-air time at a
college radio station. She was out going, had a wonderful sense of humor, and
made friends easily. She is survived by her son and daughter in-law, Nick and
Kerry Cline, of Seward, Alaska; Her brother Floyd Jones of Lake Placid,
Florida; two step grandchildren, John and Stacey Power of Auckland, New
Zealand; Her cousins Henrietta Wilber and Patty Cotsakis, both of whom she
loved like sisters. There will be a celebration of Betty Sue's life at 2:00 P.M.,
Saturday, November 29, at Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake
Placid. Chaplin Cecil Kent will be leading the service. Her family suggests
donations be made to The Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun N Lake Blvd.
Sebring, Fl. 33872, donation envelopes will be available at the service.

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Leonard O. Njus, 67, of Sebring made his home going to his
Savior on Nov. 19, 2008. Born in Chicago, he had been a resi-
dent of Sebring since 2006, after living most of his life in
Michigan. He was an industrial pipe fitter who built his own
body shop and reconstructed automobiles of all kinds. He was
a NHRA and Nascar racing enthusiast and in recent years
showed himself a skilled carpenter and finish worker as he
built several rooms for the Great Commission Bible Institute
on Center Street in downtown Sebring.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Njus of Sebring, as well as a
sister, Barbara Ward of Mahomet, Illinois and a brother,
Richard Njus of Okemos, Michigan; 6 children and 6 grand-
children.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hope
Hospice HYPERLINK "http://www.hopehospice.org"
www.hopehospice.org or ALS association Florida Chapter
www.alsafl.org. Services will be held on Saturday, November
29, 2008 at 1 PM at Grace Church of Sebring, 3626
Thunderbird Rd., Sebring (863) 835-0869. A second service
will be held in Niles, Michigan on Friday, December 5, 2008 at
7 PM at Bertrand Bible Church 1008 Ontario Road, Niles, MI.
Tel. (269) 684-0717 Cremation arrangements have been
entrusted to ICS Cremation Society.







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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
* 50-plus Singles
Connection. For more infor-
mation, call Martha at 452-
1669. All senior singles wel-
comed.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun
'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 314-0891.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at
the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also
is available for same price.
Open to the public. Tickets in
the lounge on Friday night.
Lounge hours are from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-
7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
final call at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring. Post open at
noon. Happy Hour from 4-6
p.m. Members and guests only.
For details, call 471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members and
guests. For details, call 385-
0234.
* Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
* 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.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn @samdunn. net.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
$8.50 per person. Live music is
from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The lodge
is open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Hi-12 Club
meets at noon on the fourth
Friday at the Lake Placid Elks,
except in June, July and
August. All Masons and their
ladies are welcome. For reser-
vations or information, call 465-
3038.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Narcotics Anonymous New
Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at
First Presbyterian Church, 319
Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For
information call Heartland area
helpline (863) 683-0630. More
information on other meetings
and events at www.naflheart-
land.org.
* Sebring Bridge Club plays
at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf,
Sebring.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $10
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge
is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages served from 1 p.m. to
closing at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.


* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a name,
number and message.
* Teamster Retirees meet at
the Teamster's Local 444 Union
Hall at 211 Potontoc St.,
Auburndale at 11 a.m. on the
last Friday of the month (except
June, July and August). For
details, call Paul Thomas at


471-9684.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 serves steak by the
ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every
fourth Friday at the post, 1224
County Road 621 East, Lake
Placid. Texas Hold 'em lessons,
2 p.m. For more details, call
699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-4
p.m. The lounge hours are 11


a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and
guests invited. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park serves dinner at 5
p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has round dance workshop for
phases 2,3,4 from 1-2:30 p.m.
and a beginners class from
2:30-4 p.m. at Buttonwood Bay
Mobile Home Park Recreation
Hall, 10001 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring. Cuer is Phyllis
Hathaway. For details, call


Betty Peters at 655-4470.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions for
adults and children with special
needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details or
to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands County
Democratic Women's Club
meets 9:30 a.m., Democratic
Party Headquarters, 2710
Fairmount Drive, Sebring.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) has a flea market
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country
store open from 8 a.m. to noon


and pancake breakfast served
from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Vendors are welcome. No
setup fee is charged for the
summer months. Plenty of off
road parking. For details, call
382-2208.
* Lake Placid Art League has
a class in Pastels/Acrylics
taught by Llewellyn Rinald from
from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall
Blvd. Call Dan Daszek at 465-
7730.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1
p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. Call 465-2661.
* Military Order of the Purple
Heart Chapter 601 meets at
12:30 p.m. first Saturday at


Candlelight Restaurant, Sun 'N
Lake in Sebring. All recipients
and wives of the Purple Heart
are welcome. Call 471-9190.
* Narcotics Anonymous New
Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at
First Presbyterian Church, 319
Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For
information call Heartland area
helpline (863) 683-0630. More
information on other meetings
and events at www.naflheart-
land.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 382-1821.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at
the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. Call 655-4007.


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Andrews

suspended
Continued from page 1A
office during this suspension,
which period shall be from
today (Nov. 26), until a fur-
ther Executive Order is
issued, or as otherwise pro-
vided by law."
Andrews did not return a
phone message seeking com-
ment on Wednesday. The rest
of the city council is set to
meet Tuesday night, where
the subject of Andrews' legal
problems will likely be dis-
cussed.
In the aftermath of
Andrews' arrest Monday an
earlier arrest has come to
light. That case, however,
may have been a matter of
immaturity, and did not rise
to the level of a felony.
On Aug. 25, 1995 Andrews
was stopped for speeding at
Frontage Road and Sun 'N
Lake Boulevard in Sebring.
At the time there was an out-
standing warrant for him out
of Hillsborough County, and
he was taken into custody.
A complaint had been
sworn out against him and
another individual for making
obscene telephone calls to a
University of South Florida
student. Andrews was 20 at
the time.
The complaint says,
"Defendant and co-defendant
placed a telephone call using
obscene language with intent
to offend listed victim. The
obscene phone call was
recorded on the answering
machine at the victim's
extension."
The complaint goes to say
that. witnesses identified
Andrews and a co-defendant
as "being the individuals who
placed the obscene call, hav-
ing been present when the
incident took place."
Lt. Meg Ross, with the
USF police department, said
in a phone call that it
appeared the state attorney
did not choose to prosecute
the ge.



Fox ready to
Continued from 1A
appealed to him. Even today
he treasures that quality.
"I get nervous when they
start talking bigger, bigger,
bigger," he said. It's the
greatest place in the world.
It's unique, the family atmos-
phere and its heart."
But that doesn't mean that
his work has been small
scale.
Fox and his crew are
responsible for maintaining
the city's roads, buildings
and grounds, the city's two
cemeteries, the beaches, and
the many parks, including
Rotary Park, Charlie Brown
Park and the Historic Circle.
They also look after the
city's 200 pieces of equip-
ment, and 159 street lights
along US 27.
The biggest challenge he
and his crew faced was the
clean-up after the hurricanes
of 2004. "I couldn't sit home
and not come up with a back-
up plan," he said, so he was
ready at the all clear and he
and his men were "hauling
stuff like crazy getting the
roads clear" at the earliest
possible moment.
Fox has been superintend-
ent for so long he couldn't
remember when he took over
the position. "About 20
years," he guessed.
One of the things that has
made the time fly for him is
the excellent relationships he
has had with other city
departments and the various
city councils.
Mayor George Hensley


echoed that cooperation.
"Mr. Fox is certainly dedi-
cated," he said. "He could


retire again
always be relied upon and
looked out for the best inter-
ests of the city and its citi-
zens. He improved buildings
and equipment, always put-
ting the city first, anxious to
please people while looking
out for the city's financial.
He is a really quality individ-
ual. We're happy for his
well-earned retirement, but
regret his loss."
Fox is especially proud of
the men who work for him.
"I've been fortunate
enough to have a good, good
crew," he said, "an excellent
crew. So many people tell
me, 'That's the nicest guy
working for you.'"
Fox takes pride that his
department is close knit and
supportive. "I've always felt
like people hate to go to
work in the morning, so I
should make the work more
pleasant. We have very little
turnover."
A recent challenge has
been dealing with the finan-
cial problems plaguing the
nation and Highlands County.
His department works off of
five different budgets, and he
has had to cut 20 percent off
of each of them from last
year.
Fox said he has plans for
his retirement despite the fact
he has no hobbies, but he
was playing his cards close
to his vest and wanted to
leave the future a mystery at
this time.
In the meantime look for
him in the Sebring Christmas
parade as the city council
honored him by naming him
Grand Marshall.


Warm pie, hearts share Thanksgiving


Chamber Board of

Directors' statement

To Our Community and Our Fellow Chamber Members:
The Sebring Chamber of Commerce's Board of Director's
does not wish to comment on the specific allegations that led
to the recent arrest of Mr. Andrews, except to say that it was
a terribly unfortunate incident for the Sebring Chamber, our
Community and the Andrews family. Unfortunately many dif-
ferent entities were manipulated, such as the Chamber Board,
our past Treasurer Andrew Bible, our CPA firm the NCT
Group, staff, friends and colleagues which resulted in creat-
ing the current financial crisis that the Chamber is struggling
with.
Our members and community can rest assure that some-
thing of this nature WILL NOT be allowed to happen again to
their Sebring Chamber. The Chamber Board has installed new
protocols and set a course of action that includes monthly
bank statements being mailed directly to our CPA firm, the
Treasurer and the Chamber Office. Additionally, monthly
financial statements that are prepared by our CPA firm are e-
mailed to the President, Chairman, and the Treasurer, and
then forwarded onto the lull Board. We also now have
Community Leaders that also receive a copy of our monthly
financial serving as "watch dogs" for us. All vendor invoic-
es are reviewed by both the Treasurer and the President. All
checks and every transaction on our bank account require
two signatures. The Chamber now has computer software
that communicates directly with our CPA firm. If we prepare
a check, they can see the transaction and vice a versa, we
could not say that in the past. We also have new membership
software that provides us with detailed information on which
members have been billed and how much has been received.
Our greatest struggle will be fulfilling our financial com-
mitments, but the Chamber is determined to meet those com-
mitments, including rebuilding our Scholarship Fund. We
plan to hold an additional fund raiser for the Scholarship
Fund each year in addition to Ihe annual breakfast, and we
will need the help of both our membership and the commu-
nity to make this even successful for the future business
leaders of Highlands County.
Our members and the community should know that the
Chamber's Board has been working very hard all year to rec-
tify the Chamber's situation and find operational efficiencies
wherever possible. The Chamber remains a vital part of our
community, and our CEO/President Sarah Pallone is there for
our members to help them promote their businesses and/or
organizations.
As we more towards 2009, we do it with a renewed sense
of excitement. We have eight new Board of Director's joining
us in January; bringing with them new insight and vision. We
thank the many community leaders and Chamber members
who have stood by us and continued to support us through
this difficult time. We head into 2009, smarter and more
committed to serving our members and the community in
which we live.

Sincerely,
Your Sebring Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors


Continued from page 1A
stops along the way as peo-
ple waved or shouted friend-
ly thank yous.
"We are going to hit the
places that have a lot of peo-
ple hanging out today," said
Brian Cox, who served as
the driver of the big truck.
"There is not really a set
path, but we will stop at
some of the apartments and
we will hit places where we
know people are shut in.
People will show us where
to go when we stop," Cox
said.
Although the big truck
was stopping just when the
opportunity arose, according
to volunteer Pastor Tiger
Gullett, who is part of the
Family Life Ministries, more
than 316 meals were sched-
uled ahead of time to go out
in 16 other routes.
"This is not only a good
thing for those who will
receive the meals, but it is a
good thing for those who get
a chance to serve," Gullett
said.
"The need has risen a bit,
especially this year. I know
we severed over 800 meals
last year, but I think we are
going to do a few more than
that. We could serve over
1,000."
"This is a great outreach.
A lot of the folks are here


from up north, away from
family and friends there, and
they get a chance to work
and eat together because of
this and they get a chance to
serve. That's a good thing.
Matter of fact, I am going to
eat dinner after this at a
home of one of the church
members. We are all dis-
placed somehow, and this is
an opportunity to reach out
to each other," Gullett said.
More than 300 pounds of
potatoes, 71 turkeys, and
181 pies were gathered at the
church, and over 300 volun-
teers were hustling tod load
the to-go boxes.


"I do this every year," vol-
unteer Marc McKinney said:
"It's hard work, but it is
really rewarding. And I get
to see people that I don't see
everyday," McKinney said
just before someone hollered
out for him to help with
another part of the staging
process.
"Got to go, isn't this
great?" smiled a gleeful
McKinney.
S"Our goal is to be the hand
of Jesus. Where ever there is
a hand outstretched in need,
we want to be there to serve
as the hand of Jesus," Gullett
added.


Junior Idol recovering from freak accident


Continued from 1A

Her parents were talking to her about one
of her friends who donated their hair to
Locks of Love just weeks before the acci-
dent.
That evolved into Bella's desire to help
other kids that weren't as fortunate as she
was.
"She said I can buy toys for other kids. I
said why don't we do it for Christmas time,"
Shannon Marrero said. "We adopted a little
boy and girl through the Children's Services
Coucil~; we are going tmb 3oys for little
kids."


Her mother describes Bella very strong,
focused and brave.
The week before the accident, Bella was in
the hospital for pneumonia. This came after
having her tonsils removed.
"It's been an interesting two weeks
between the tonsils and the burn," Shannoii
Marrero said.
It has been traumatic for the youngster,
who is still timid around the oven.
"Today she said '1Mommy,' I'm still a pret4
ty little girl without eyebrows,' but they will
grow back." she said. "It's shocking to :dool
down at your little one and sed that."


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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Nov. 25, 2008
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 1 missing juvenile, 43 traffic
stops, 2 child abuse (2 adult abuse),
1 juvenile trouble, 3 domestic dis-
putes (1 domestic injunction), 108
watch orders, 35 EMS, 2 test calls,
9 alarms and 2 fire alarm.
23:46, 269 Highlands Blvd.-
Lupita Grocery payphone,
Suspicious incident.
23:35, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
23:30, 2940 U.S. 27 S.-Movie
Gallery, Suspicious vehicle.
23:30, S. Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Warrant service.
23:14, Lindberg Ave., Warrant
service.
23:09, Crappie Lane, Suspicious
incident.
23:04, Penny Ave., Suspicious
person.
23:03, Granada Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
22:56, 2801 S.R. 17 N.-Jay's
Discount Beverage payphone,
Suspicious person.
22:53, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Transport.
22:52, Rainbow Ave., Suspicious
person.
22:27, Grapefruit Ave., Warrant
service.
22:21, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Disturbance.
22:11, 3224 Lakewood Rd.-Max
Long Field, Suspicious vehicle.
22:09, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
21:58, Lakewood Rd., Animal
complaint.
21:40, Martin Luther King Terr.
Apts., Suspicious incident.
21:34, 775 Magnolia Ave.-
Fireman's Field, Theft delayed.
21:30, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
21:27, 1041 N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Reckless
driver.
21:13, 4120 U.S. 27 N.-Blue
Lagoon Saloon, Verbal disturbance.
21:11, 205 W. Center St.-
Highlands Independent, Suspicious
vehicle."
21:10, Zion St., Fire brush.
20:51, Avalon Rd., Suspicious
person.
20:32, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
20:31, Kennedy Dr., Disturbance.
20:26, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Warrant service.
20:11, N. Anoka Ave., Suspicious
incident.
20:07, Main St., Radar request.
20:05, Amelia Dr., Suspicious
incident.
20:01, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Suspicious incident.
19:50, 3697 Ponce De Leon
Blvd., Suspicious incident.
19:46, 2400 Sebring Parkway-
Lions Club, Suspicious person.
19:41, Frederick St., Suspicious
incident. 19:13, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
19:06, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
19:02, S.R. 70, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
19:00, 2950 Placidview Dr.-First
Baptist Church, Burglary IP.
18:59, 4800 Haw Branch Rd.-
Countiy Club of Sebring, Special
detail;
18:56, Granada Blvd., Follow-up.
18:48, 3560 S. U.S. 27-
Kindergarten Learning Center,
Disturbance.
18:48, 1625 U.S. 27 S.-Race



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

The following people were


booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 25:
Dawn Ann Cohen, 37, of
Lake Placid, was recommitted for
possession of cannabis; and
knowingly driving while license
suspended or revoked, second
offense
Crystal Ann Hall, 29, of
Sebring, was charged with proba-
tion violation, misdemeanor war-
rant for permitting unauthorized
minor to drive.
Casey Lynn Henderscheid,


Trac, Harassment delayed.
18:43, Payne Rd., Highway
obstruction.
18:40, Ponce De Leon Blvd.,
Follow-up.
18:38, 3214 U.S. 27 S.-Subway,
Follow-up.
18:24, Edgewater Dr., Follow-up.
18:07, Nahaw Ave., Shooting in
area.
18:03, 3514 Kenilworth Blvd.-
Sebring High School, Special detail.
18:00, 700 E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Special detail.
17:59, Elf Dr., Follow-up.
17:57, Lariat Dr., Harassment.
17:50, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
17:49, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
17:37, Pompino Dr., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
17:31, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Follow-
up.
17:20, 112 U.S. 27 S.-Williams
Pawn, Assist public-ATC.
17:19, 2005 U.S. 27 N.-
Yarbrough Tire, Burglary delayed.
17:13, Booker Ave., Warrant
service.
17:03, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
16:55, Pioneer Rd., Assist
agency.
16:47, Pear St., Suspicious per-
son.
16:43, Orange Blossom Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
16:40, C.R. 64, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
16:38, Walnut St., Animal com-
plaint.
16:32, Caloosa Ct., Assist public-
ATC.
16:22, S. Ridgewood Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
16:20, No address, Mentally ill
person.
16:11, Taylor St., Follow-up.
16:09, Hacienda Dr.,
Trespassing.
16:08, Banana Farm Rd., Assist
with VIN check.
15:47, S.R. 70, Fire vehicle.
15:42, 300 U.S. 27 N.-Gate
Station, Accident without injury.
15:36, 601 U.S. 27 N.-Plaza
Chevrolet, Suspicious incident.
15:34, Bunche St., Assist agency.
15:32, 3750 U.S. 27-Fairmount
Cinema Square-Accident without
injury.
15:29, 1153 Hawthorne Dr.-
Duck's Body Shop, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:27, E. Canfield St., Warrant
service.
15:26, 125 S. Tomoka Blvd.-Lake
Placid Health Care Center, Follow-
up.
15:25, Palm Blvd., Suspicious
person.
15:08, Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd., Follow-up.
14:56, 3801 Youth Care Lane-
Valencia Mobile Home Park, Follow-
up.
14:52, 2824 U.S. 27 S.-Publix
No. 78, Suspicious vehicle.
14:50, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son;
14:38, 111 N. Highlands Ave.-
Boys & Girls Club of Highlands,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
14:20, 1020 W. U.S. 27 S.-
Publix, Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
14:12, U.S. 27, Highway obstruc-
tion.
14:11, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Warrant arrest.
14:01, Caloosa Ct., Harassment.
13:58, E. Viola St., Assist noise
ordinance.
13:47, 901 U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore
Mall, Suspicious incident.
13:35, Golfview Rd., Assist with
VIN check.


22, of Sebring, was charged on an
Okeechobee County warrant for
possession of cocaine; posses-
sion of cannabis, under 20 grams;
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
Tratavis Marki Holmes, 22,
of Lake Placid, was registered as
a criminal for possession of
cocaine with intent to sell or
deliver.
Alexeis Lara, 38, of Miami,
awaiting trial, warrant for larceny,
petit theft, first degree of proper-
ty; and warrant to obtain property
in return for worthless check.
Jerome Oliver Lowe, 55, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant
for larceny or grand theft; warrant
for damaging property/criminal
mischief; warrant for conspiracy
to commit grand theft; an i war-
rant for dealing in stolen property.


13:29, Shoreline Dr., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
13:16, E. Canfield St., Warrant
service.
13:14, No address, Accident
without injury.
13:12, Zion St., Follow-up.
13:12, 2301 Ute Ave.-L K C, Theft
delayed.
12:57, 3619 N. U.S. 27-
Walgreen's, Theft delayed.
12:56, 107 N. Main St.-Lake
Placid Sub Station, Follow-up.
12:53, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Assist public-ATC.
12:53, 2650 S. U.S. 27-Sunset
Grille, Follow-up.
12:50, Steiner Ave., Trespassing.
12:35, 228 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Wachovia Bank, Verbal disturbance.
12:33, 434 Fernleaf Ave:-
Hlighlands County Sheriff's Office,
Warrant service.
12:15, Lakeview Dr., Reckless
driver.
11:57, 3000 U.S. 27 N.-
McDonald's, Reckless driver.
11:53, San Benito Dr., Theft
delayed.
11:42, U.S. 98, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
11:24, 4001 Sebring Parkway-
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,
Escort.
11:09, Wynstone Dr., Property
found.
11:06, Broad St., Burglary
delayed.
10:55, Bearwoods Ave., Follow-
up.
10:44, 430 S. Commerce Ave.-
Courthouse, Recommitted from
court.
10:39, Ellison Ave., Warrant serv-
ice.
10:36, Golfview Rd., Suspicious
incident..
10:34, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
10:27, Paul Rd., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
10:24, Triple G Rd., Warrant
service.
10:21, N. Charline Rd., Follow-
up.
10:18, Poin'settia Ave.,,
Suspicious incident.
10:16, 4638 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Heart Group, Suspicious
incident.
10:00, 9th St., Assist public-ATC.
09:55, Main Ave., Accident with-
out injury.
09:55, Dover Rd., Assist noise
ordinance.
09:54, Sebring Parkway,
Reckless driver.
09:54, 171 U.S. 27'N.-Parole and
Probation, Assist agency.
09:50, Meadowlake Circle N.,
Suspicious incident.
09:44, 2010 Village Grove Blvd.-"
The Villas at Victoria, Accident with-
out injury.
09:40, Stowe Ave., Burglary
delayed.
09:33, Rose Ave., Transport.
09:26, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
09:21, Kenilworth Blvd., Accident
with unknown injury.
08:07, 232 Maple Ave.-Sebring
Seamless Gutters, Follow-up.
07:53, Austin Dr., Suspicious
incident.
07:36, Lancer Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
07:36, Brynwood Lane,
Suspicious incident.
07:12, Granada Blvd., Follow-up.
07:10, E. Church St., Warrant
service.
07:05, Granada Blvd., Follow-up.
06:58, Peel St., Warrant service.
06:56, Granada Blvd., Follow-up.
06:52, Bohland St., Warrant
service.
05:49, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.


Ktmberly Ann Marshall, 22,
of Sebring awaiting trial, warrant,
failure-to appear, order to show
for knowingly driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Candice Michelle Pough, 21,
of Avon Park, was charged on a
Polk County warrant for violation
of community control for grand
theft.
Alfredo Buatista Salgado,
25, of Avon Park, was charged on
an Osceola warrant, failure to
appear, violation of probation for
domestic violence or battery.
David Joseph Sipos, 33, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant
for falsifying a state agency
record, two counts.
Heather Luanne Stone, 38,
of Davenport, was charged with
probation violation, felony war-
rant for possession of cocaine.
Travis Devon Wiggins, 35,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial, war-
rant for driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, two-plus prior
convictions; and warrant for flee-
ing or .ttemirpiuin to ciude marked
unit.


05:25, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-
dent.
04:36, 2151 Lakeview Dr.-
Sebring View Point, Assist noise
ordinance.
04:01, Ponce De Leon Blvd.,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
04:00, 3750 Emergency Lane-Dr.
Thomas' Office, Suspicious inci-
dent.
S04:00, Ponce De Leon Blvd.,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
03:59, Granada Blvd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
03:57, Edgewater Dr., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
03:54, Granada Blvd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
03:34, Anderson St., Follow-up.
03:15, 3310 U.S. 27 S.-Cross
Country Automotive, Suspicious
vehicle.
03:15, E. Main St., Drunk driver.
03:11, LakewoOd Rd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
02:58, N. Olivia Dr.,,
Miscellaneous incident.
02:41, Shontee Ave., Suspicious
incident.
01:31, 128 Authority Lahe-
Sebring Airport, Suspicious vehicle.
01:25,. 8475 Sparta Rd.-
Restoration Church of the
Highlands, Suspicious person.
00:50, 918 S. Verona Ave.-Hick's
Apts., Fire.
00:50, Commerce St., Suspicious
vehicle.
00:46, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
00:35, 115 N. Main St.-Lake
Placid Discount Liquors, Suspicious
vehicle.
00:23, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.

Nov. 24, 2008
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 2 missing juvenile (1 missing
adult), 53 traffic stops, 0 child
Abuse, 1 juvenile trouble (2 juvenile
trouble delayed, 23 juvenile curfew
check), 4 domestic disputes (1
domestic injunction), 3 attempted
suicide, 35 watch orders, 34 EMS,
PX (21 phone calls) 27 alarms (1
medical alarm) and 1 fire alarm.
23:54, Jay Ave., Suspicious vehi-
cle.
23:47, 901 U.S. 27 S.-Circle K
No. 8535, Suspicious person.
23:21, Lake June Road, Assist
noise ordinance.
23:19, Beverly Ave., Suspicious
incident.
23:15, Buck St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
23;12, Rainbow Ave., Shooting in
area.
23:10, 10809 U.S. 27 S.-Lake
Josephine RV Resort, Suspicious
person.
22:59, Hammock Rd.,
Suspicious person.
22:47, 82,1 U.S. 27 N.-Chili's Grill
and Bar, Break.
22:43, Terrapin Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
22:43, S.R. 66, Suspicious per-
son.
22:31, 4200 Bolide St.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Animal bite.
22:23, Twitty Rd., Suspicious
incident.
22:16, Olive,Rd., Suspicious per-
son.
22:00, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant servi6.
21:54, 2180 Lakeview br.-Garden
Apts., Warrant service.
21:51, 108 N. Main Ave.-
Substation, Break.
21:49, No address, Break,
21:39, S.R. 70 W., Suspicious
incident.
21:31, Hammock Rd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
21:25, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
21:25, 3224 Lakewood Rd.-Max
Long Field, Suspicious vehicle.
21:20, Jacklin Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
21:12, N. Summit Ave., Civil dis-
pute.
21:12, Jacklin Ave., Suspicious
person.
21:04, 1016 Hal McRae Loop-
Palms of Lake Tulane, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism. ,
21:03, Bianca St., Civil dispute.
20:58, Paradise Dr., Suspicious
incident.
20:47, Crestmore Dr., Verbal dis-
turbance.
20:41, Sudan Mission Rd.,
Animal complaint,
20:23, No address, Break.
20:13, 322. U.S. 27 S.-Golden
Corral, Break.
20:06, 751 U.S. 27 S.-Sonny's


BBQ, Break.
19:59, Howard St., Follow-up.
19:55, 825 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Blue Crab Restaurant, Break.
19:53, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown'injury.
19:45, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
19:35, Duffer Loop, Suspicious
incident.
19:32, Indiana Ave., Reckless
driver.
19:10, 2724 U.S. 27 S.-Circle K


No. 7451, Hazmat incident.
19:09, N. Commerce Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
19:00, Avalon Rd., Theft delayed.
19:00, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Follow-up.
18:54, U.S. 98, Accident without
injury.
18:50, Wightman Ave., Theft
delayed.
18:49, E.A. Smith Ave., Fire.
18:47, Walnut St., Animal com-
plaint.
18:46, No address, Break.
18:45, Granada Ave., Civil dis-
pute.
18:33, Anderson St., Follow-up.
18:24, 4071 Thunderbird Rd.-
Braelock Villas, Follow-up.
18:23, Gulfstream Ave. N.W.,
Suspicious person.
18:18, 1994 Placid Lakes Blvd.-
Island Food Store, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
18:16, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Theft
delayed.
18:14, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
18:13, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
18:11, Hibiscus St., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
17:57, 101 E. Church St., Theft
delayed.
17:51, S. Tulane Ave., Reckless
driver.
17:40, Seventh St., Assist noise
ordinance.
17:37, Queen Ave., Reckless
driver.
17:35, 202 Green Dragon Dr.-
Lake Placid High School, Special
detail.
17:27, Paradise Dr., Burglary
delayed.
17:25, N. Pocatello Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
17:25, Memorial Dr., Disturbance
fight.
17:14; Duncan Rd., Reckless
driver.
17:08, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
17:06, E.A. Smith Ave., Verbal
disturbance.
17:04, 775 Magnolia Ave.-
Fireman's Field, Special detail.
16:50, 908 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sweeney's Mobile Home Park,
Animal complaint. .
16:48, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Warrant service.
16:43, Pomegranate Ave., Theft
delayed.
16:39, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
16:31, Lake Blvd., Reckless driv-
er.
16:27, Bohland St., Warrant
service.
16:23, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
16:21, 908 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sweeney's Mobile Home Park,
Disturbance.
16:01, Duane Palmer Blvd.,
Assist agency.
15:41, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
15:39, 1020 U.S. 27 S.-Publix,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
15:37, Grand Ave., Assist public-
ATC.
15:33, 1006 W. Pleasant St.-Dr.
Geldart, Felony, fraud/embezzle-
ment.
15:15, 2650 S. U.S. 27-Sunset
Grille, Abandoned vehicle.
15:08, 434 Fernleaf. Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
ReComn~itted from court.
15:02, S.R. 70, Highway obstruc-
tion.
14:57, 8 N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid
Police Department, Property found.
14:41, Main St., Assist agency.
.14:40, No address, Suspicious
incident.
14:37, 3801 Youth Care Lane-
Valencia Mobile Home Park,
Burglary delayed.
14:27, W. Argonaut Rd.,
Reckless driver.
14:27, N. Fiesta Rd., Reckless
driver.
14:20, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Warrant service.
14:17, Corvette Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
14:04, 3502 N. Maine Ave.-
Sebring Police Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
14:00, Seventh St., Assist noise
ordinance.
13:59, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
13:54, Copperhead Dr., Civil dis-
pute.


13:52, Briarcliff Ave., Reckless
driver.
13:51, N. Summit Ave.,
Trespassing.
13:49, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Follow-
up.
13:47, 800 U.S. 27 S.-Royal
Palm Bowling Center, Civil dispute.
13:32, 200 Center Ave.-First
Baptist Church, Theft delayed.
13:32. I.1 S. 27. Suspicious vehi-

13:22, 1012 E. Main St.-


Dutcher's Restaurant, Break.
13:21, 125 S. Pine St.-First
United Methodist, Property found.
12:49, Thunder Rd., Suspicious
incident.
12:47, Lake Clay Dr., Suspicious
incident.
12:39, 29 N. Butler Ave.-Tom Glo
Laundry, Suspicious incident.
12:37, E. Roberts Rd., Assist
public-ATC.
12:24, 751 U.S. 27 S.-Sonny's
BBQ, Break.
12:24, Lakeview Dr., Accident
without injury.
12:16, Observation Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
12:12, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
12:02, No address, Break.
11:44, 1041 N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,
Suspicious incident.
11:42, Summer Oak Ct., Stolen
vehicle.
11:39, 1506 U.S. 27 S.-Lake
Placid Family Restaurant, Break.
11:22, Bimini St. N.E., Reckless
driver.
11:19, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Warrant service.
11:08, 2561 S. U.S. 27-IDr.
Ashby, Harassment delayed.
11:05, Woodlawn Dr., Animal
complaint.
11:02, Dogwood Ct., Burglary
delayed.
10:52, 1318 Deer Park Ct.-
Lakeshore Mall, Stolen vehicle.
10:50, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
10:46, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Property
found.
10:45, 1345 U.S. 27 S.-House of
.Carz, Suspicious vehicle.
10:39, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
10:31, 600 W. College Dr.-SFCC,
Abandoned vehicle.
10:26, S. Verona Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
10:25, Elson Ave., Burglary
delayed.
10:24, Hardee St., Follow-up.
10:20, No address, Fire.
10:09, N. Delaney Ave., Sexual
predator.
10:08, Vision St., Suspicious
Person.
10:05, Williams Ave., Warrant
service.
09:57, Jeri Kay Lane, Follow-up.
09:55, Hickory Ridge Lane,
Suspicious vehicle.
09:41, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands, County Sheriff's Office,
Recommitted from court.
09:34, E. Main St., Verbal distur-
bance.
09:30, S. Grandview Terr.,
Warrant service.
09:21, 1305 U.S. 27 N.-Bill
Jarrett Ford, Assist with VIN check.
09:20, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
09:19, Wildcat St., Warrant serv-
ice.
08:46, 300 U.S. 27 N.-Gate
Station, Fire brush.
08:25, 2806 Gribble Ave.-
Woodruff Heights, Burglary
delayed.
08:24, Thompson Ave., Burglary
delayed,
08:11, W. Hall St., Suspicious


incident.
08:10,
vehicle.
07:50,
driver.
07:19,


Elliott Rd., Suspicious

Palmetto Dr., Reckless

1525 Avon Blvd.-Walker


Memorial Academy, Radar request.
06:57, 2912 S. U.S. 27-Taylor's
BP Station, Theft gas drive off.
06:55, Van Horn Ave., Sexual
offender.
06:45, 11501 U.S. 27 S.-
Josephine Lakeside, Harassment.
06:40, 4651 U.S. 98-Annie's
Trailer Park, Sexual offender.
06:02, N. Oak Park Ave., Follow-
up.
05:20, Coquina. Ave. N.E.,
Suspicious incident.
02:59, Lake Sebring Blvd.,
Warrant service.
02:37, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
02:05, Magnolia Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
01:28, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Warrant service.
01:17, Heppner Ave., Warrant
service.
01:03, 2451 U.S. 27 S.-Paul's
Harborside, Suspicious vehicle.
00:50, E. Winthrop St.,
Suspicious person.
00:29, Parkcrest Terr. Apts.,
Suspicious person.
00:26, 2215 S.R. 64 W.-64 West
Collision Repair, Suspicious vehicle.
00:14, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Administrative.
00:11, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
00:00, '434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.








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RELIGION


Alliance Church of
Sebring
SEBRING This com-
ing Sunday, the pastor will
begin a new series of mes-
sages entitled "God's
Christmas Wish List" as
members anticipate the com-
ing Christmas holiday.
Sunday evening the
"Caroling Through The
Advent" series will begin.
Please note too, that the
following Sunday evening,
Dec. 7, Brass Menagerie, a
local brass quintet, will be
performing a Christmas con-
cert.

Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church
AVON PARK A mis-
sion study of Venezuela pro-
gram will begin at 6 p.m.
for the Sunday evening wor-
ship service.



FLORIDA HOSPITAL

SEBRING


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LAKE PLACID


The Spanish ministry also
meets on Wednesdays. For
more information on the
Spanish ministry, call the
Rev. Abiden Hernandcz at
873-3617.

Avon Park Church of
Christ
AVON PARK "The
Sweet Will of God!" (John
4: 34) will be the message
Sunday. Larry Roberts is the
minister.
The evening service will
be a devotional conducted
by the Timothy Class. Jeff
Parker will be in charge.
There will be a finger food
fellowship to follow.
Avon Park Church of
Christ is at 200 S. Forest St.

Avon Park Church of
the Nazarene
AVON PARK Avon


Park Church of the
Nazarene will have a guest
speaker, Simon
Nziramakenga, on Sunday
morning. Nziramakenga
comes from Rwanda, Africa.
When the genocide took
place Nziramakenga and his
wife, Kedress, had to flee as
refugees to Uganda. Again
when trouble came to
Uganda, they had to flee to
Kenya. It was not easy.
Nziramakenga worked
with Campus Crusade in
Nairobi and also assisted
with the ministry at Good
Shepherd Church. You will
be thrilled to hear his story
of how God has blessed
their lives. They have now
returned to Rwanda and
have started a church,
school and other ministries
there.
The church is at 707 W.
Main St., Avon Park. Call


453-4851.

Christ Lutheran
Church
AVON PARK Pastor
Scott McLean will be
preaching a sermon entitled
"How Shall I Meet You
Jesus" from Mark 11:1-10.
The church is at 1320
County Road 64, east of the
Avon Park High School.
Visitors are welcome to
worship and fellowship.
Call 471-2663 or visit
christlutheranavonpark.org.

Christian Training
Church
SEBRING The Rev.
Linda M. Downing will
bring the message titled
"How to Interpret A Dream"
this week at the Sunday
morning service.
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Nashville recording artist Tommy Brandt will share his
music ministry Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service
at First Baptist Church of Leisure Lakes. Following the serv-
ice, everyone is welcomed to stay for an old-fashioned "din-
ner on the grounds." The church is at 808 Gardenia St., off
of Miller at the west end of Lake June in Leisure Lakes. For
more information, call the church at 699-0671.


Thank You to the following businesses for supporting the

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)On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Avon Park Chamber of Conmerce, I wart UPCO IING EVENTS
^'_ to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season. I hope and pray that your holiday
season is one filled with family and fnends We encourage youth to take UCe to count your December 5
blessings; take time to show your appreciation to those around you that make owu wold a Sebring Christmas Parade
Sebring Christmas Parade
S better place to live Please take the time to thank them and wish them a happy holiday
The Avon Park Chamber is proud to start the season off right with our Annual December 12 & 13, December 19 & 20
Christmas Parade "Tots in Tovland" Monday, December 1. 2008 This years parade will Florida Flwheel Christmas in the Village
^-.i Florida Flywheel Christmas in the Village
start at 7 00 p m on Main Street and will feature our local businesses, churches and civic
S organrzanons The highlight of the parade \ill be a visit fromn Santa Claus. If you are not December 13
S able to attend the parade in person you can watch it live on Comcast Cable Channel 4 We
1. Lake Placid Christmas Parade
appreciate Jeff Mechlin and his team of volunteers that make this event run smoothly.
Another great chamber event, Christmas on Main Street will be held Monday, December 18
SDecember 8. 2008 in front of the Hotel Jacaranda at 6 00 p m This event will feature A n Prk Mid S i r r
Avon Park Middle School Winter Concert
holiday music provided by Avon and Park Elementary School, Avon Paik Middle and
High School. Walker Academy Steel Drum Band, Sweet Adeline's and Florida A. enue December 18
Bap ht is a of other great holiday events you should mark on your calendar Avon Park Chamber Membership Breakfast
6 6 Please check the Chanber Website apfla com for additional ex ents
1 just w ant to renund you all that it is important to remember to support \out local
'-ri merchants and "BE SMART SHOP LOCALLY".
HAPPY H(ILIDAYS 5
SDAVE (GREENSLADE
EXECUlTI\ E DIRECT-OR


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Avon Park, FL 33825
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The Wednesday night Bible study
will continue in the book of
Romans.

Covenant Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING On Sunday, the
pastor will preach from Acts 8 at
both morning services. Sunday
evening continues the study of the
Westminster Confession.
The church will participate in
Prison Fellowship's "Angel Tree"
program. "Angels" will be available
for those wishing to purchase a
Christmas gift for a child whose
parent is in prison.
At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the
Women's Bible Study will gather to
decorate the church for Christmas.
On Saturday, Dec. 6, the seniors
head to Warner College for a
Christmas concert. Tuesday, Dec. 9,
at 7:30 a.m. is the men's fellowship
breakfast. Saturday, Dec. 13, at 8
a.m. 4M meets for breakfast and
offering assistance to those in need.
On Sunday, Dec. 14, the choir
will present a cantata, "The Voices
of Christmas," at the 10:30 a.m.
worship service.

Eastside Christian Church
LAKE PLACID There are


only two more weeks left in the
Stocks Anniversary Food Drive
Celebration. Dec. 5 is the deadline
to collect food that will be distrib-
uted to families in need on Dec. 20.
The Stocks continue to encourage
all of their family and friends as
well as the community to join them
in this endeavor to fulfill what
Jesus said in Matthew 25:35, "For 1
was hungry and you gave me some-
thing to eat." Eastside Christian
Church, two miles down on Rt. 621,
will serve as the main drop off loca-
tion for the food from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. Monday through Thursday,
along with Publix.
Saturday. Dec. 6 the children's
Christmas program will be from 4-7
p.m. in the fellowship hall. This
will be for children of all ages and
will include games, dinner, crafts, a
lesson on why Christmas is cele-
brated and gifts for each child.
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the K-5
youth will be starting a new pro-
gram. A clogging instructor will be
coming in to lead a beginners clog-
ging class for all the children.
Afterwards there will be a lesson,
craft and snack.
Sunday, the pastor will continue
in his sermon series on the book of
Mark with a message entitled
"Enduring the Pain." The message
will focus on the pain Jesus endured


in order for all to be free. Without
the resurrection, there would be no
Christmas.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev. Jim
Langdoc will deliver the sermon
"Signs of the Season" with
Scripture from I Thessalonians
5:12-22 and John 1:6-9, 19-28
Sunday morning.
The church is 1.7 miles west of
U.S. 27 on County Road 634
(Hammock Road). Call 471-7999 or
visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.

Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING Pastor David
Hinman will be the guest pastor for
this week. His sermon title for
Sunday morning is entitled "The
Potter" based on Isaiah 64:1-9.
An open prayer time is offered at
6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by pas-
tor's adult Bible study on the book
of John at 7 p.m. (There will be no
Tuesday night Bible study next
week).

First Baptist Church
Placid Lakes
LAKE PLACID Sunday morn-
ing there will be a Thanksgiving
Celebration Service featuring Mary


Lanier and the Celebration Singers
from Dunklin Church in
Indiantown. Pastor Darryl George
will be preaching on the
Celebration of the Coming of
Christ! At noon there will be a
Thanksgiving dinner on the
grounds; meat will be provided.
The church library is open every
Sunday from 9-9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.
George will continue teaching a
study of the book of Ezekiel during
the Wednesday night Bible study.
The youth will have a Youth
Worship Hour in the Youth Worship
Center. Programs for the children
and youth include Bible study, pup-
pet practice, choir practice and
drama team practice.
The church is at the corner of
Washington and Kemper avenues in
Placid Lakes. For more information,
call 465-5126, from 8 a.m. to noon
Monday through Thursday or go to
the Web site at www.placidlakes.
org.

First Christian Church
AVON PARK This week's
message that will be given by
Pastor Greg is entitled "Here Comes
the Christmas Season" comingg
from his Beneath the Branches
series). Come to be encouraged and
challenged this Sunday as Pastor


Greg's sermon focuses on 1 Peter
1:13: "Therefore, prepare your
minds for action; be self-controlled;
set your hope fully on the grace to
be given you when Jesus Christ is
revealed." The challenge this week
is to remember that when you peel
away the celebration of Christmas,
what you have left is Jesus.
The church will participate in
Avon Park's Christmas Parade on
Monday. The Kids Christmas Party
will be held Saturday, Dec. 6. The
Ladies Christmas Tea is at 1:30
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Tickets are
$3 for the Ladies Tea and are avail-
able at the church office. Bring
cookies to share, to contact Pat
Kincer or Teresa Ratliff.
First Christian Church of Avon
Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind
the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334
or e-mail firstchristianap@embarq-
mail.com with any questions or to
request information. The church
Web site is
www.firstchristianap.com.

First Christian Church
SEBRING At the Lord's Table
this Sunday morning will be Bob
Harcourt and Betty McCleary.
Communion will be served by Ken
and Carol Coss, Marcia Rhoten and


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PLACES To


WORSHIP


Places to Worship is. a paid
advertisement in the News-Sun
that is published Friday and
Sunday. To find out more infor-
mation on how to place a listing
in this directory, call the News-
Sun at 385-6155, 465-0426 or 452-
1009, ext. 502.


APOSTOLIC

* Greater Faith Apostolic
Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. invites you to
come worship with us in spirit and
truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday. For information contact
840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody.


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New Life
Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching
His Doctrine; and Awaiting His
Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit
and in Truth." Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor
Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924.
* Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7
p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
* First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family
Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE
Youth Group, Royal Rangers,
Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-
6431.


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall,
Pastor. Christ centered and biblical-
ly based. Sunday worship services,
11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available. Bible studies at 9:45
a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on
Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45
a.m. are centered for all ages.
Spanish worship service, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Choir practice at 5 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
* Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the cor-
ner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route)
in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morn-
ing at 9:00 AM for coffee and dough-
nuts, followed with Bible Study
Classes at 9:30. Sunday morning
worship service begins at 10:30
a.m., and an evening worship serv-
ice is at 6 p.m.. On Wednesdays,
the AWANA program and the Word
of Life teen ministry begin at 6:30
PM. The adult Bible and Prayer
Time begins at 7 p.m.. For more
information go to www.bethanybap
tistap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship,
6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.
Deaf interpretation available. Ken
Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45


a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. about the church or the ministries
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 offered, call 655-1878.
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult 0 First Baptist Church, Sebring,
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453- 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfel- James Henry, pastor; Rev. David
lowship@tnni.net. Thomas, associate pastor music
* First Baptist Church of Avon and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. minister of youth and activities.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Joy Loomis, interim music director. Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 Wednesday night programs for chil-
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9. a.m. dren, youth and adults from 5:30-
Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday 7:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's
School; 9:30 a.m. Library open; 11 Day Out for children age 6 weeks to
a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director.
Children's Church; 4:30-5 p.m. Call 385-4704.
Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper E Florida Avenue Baptist Church,
Service. Monday schedule: The 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park.
Gutter Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St.,
schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic comput- Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone,
er class/Sonshine House'"7-9 p.m. 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley,
conversational English, basic com- pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;
puter and citizenship Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m.
classes/Sonshine House. Regular Children's Church; Sunday Evening
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m. Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m.i chil- programs for children, youth and
dren's choir rehearsals, youth activ- adults at 7 p.m.
ities and prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. 0 Independent Baptist Church,
adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.; chil- 5704 County Road 17 South,
dren's mission groups. Thursday Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
schedule: 7-8:30 p.m. adult reading 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30
and writing classes. Nursery provid- a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
ed for all services, except Sonshine Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
House. LifeGroups (Bible studies) Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
are offered on various days and sion-minded, King James Bible
times. Call 453-6681 for details. The Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
24/7 prayer line is (863) 452-1957. Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. 655-1899. Bus transportation.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan 0 Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
schedule: 9:30 a.m., Bible study; 11 off of Miller at the west end of Lake
a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday June) "Where the old fashion gospel
schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. Friday is preached." Sunday School begins
schedule: 7 p.m., activities for at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship serv-
adults, youth and children, ice at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
* First Baptist Church of Lake Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid- p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for
way between Sebring and Lake more information.
Placid). Your place for family, friends 0 Maranatha Baptist Church
and faith. Sunday morning worship (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provid- Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
ed for both services with Children's of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
Bible Study for all ages starts at a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
Altvater leads the youth in their service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
quest to become more like Christ. Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
worship in the youth facility, and N Parkway Free Will Baptist
missions training for all children. Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Call the church at 655-1524. Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
* First Baptist Church of Lake church where the "Son" always
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
www.fbclp.com. Contemporary 9:00 p.m. on the last Sunday of each
a.m., Traditional Blended 10:45 month. The Rev. John D. Cave, pas-
a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 tor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home
a..m., Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m., phone: 452-5868. Affiliated with the
Wed. Evening Activities for all 6:15 National Association of Free Will
p.m. Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* First Baptist Church of Lorida Sparta Road Baptist Church,
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Mike
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. Adams, Pastor. Sunday School,
for all ages. Sunday worship servic- 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning
es are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Preschool care is provided at the 11 Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:
a.m. worship service. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Choir
evening (September to May), a practice 8 p.m. Nursery provided.
youth group meets at 6:20 p.m. and For information, call 382-0869.
is for ages 3 through 12th grade. N Southside Baptist Church
Middle and high school meet year- (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
round. Also at 6:30 p.m., is a prayer Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
service followed by adult choir Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor; Ralph
rehearsal. First Lorida is the "Place O. Burns, Assistant to the Pastor.
to discover God's love." Jonathan Sunday School for all ages, 9:30
Booher, Senior Pastor, Toby Cribbs, a.m.; Morning Worship Service,
Youth/Children Ministries; Bus rides 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
to Sunday School and 11 a.m. wor- p.m. Wednesday: Awana kinder-
ship service are provided for chil- garten through fifth grade, 6:30
dren grades first through adults by p.m.; Youth Meeting for Teens, 6:30
calling 655-1878 For information p.m. Adult Midweek Prayer and


Bible Study, 7 p.m. A nursery for
under age 3 is available at all serv-
ices. Provisions for handicapped
and hard-of-hearing. Office phone,
385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30
a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship,
10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening
Service. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer,
Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30
p.m.Nursery provided. For informa-
tion, call 382-3695.
* Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30 a.in and 6:30 p.mi.; Bible'
study for all ages at 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship, Bible
Study, Discipleship, Music, Student
and Children's Ministries, Missions
and Fellowship. Child Development
Center available for ages 1-5 from 7
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil
Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m.
in Spanish; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday.
Confessions are at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Religious Education
Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.
September through May for grades
K through 8th. Youth Group meets
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Youth Nights for Junior High and
High school are from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 862 Bay
St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049.
Rev. Jose GonzAlez, Pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and
noon Spanish Mass. Confessions:
4-4:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. on
First Friday, or on request. Daily
Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-
Friday. Faith Formation Classes for
grades kindergarten through fifth,
from 9-10:15 Sunday in the Parish
Hall. (Rebecca Propst, coordinator
of Faith Formation, 385-7844) The
Edge Program for grades sixth
through eighth, from 6:45-8:15 p.m
Wednesday in the Youth Center.
(Pat Brown, coordinator of The
Edge, 655-2062) Life Teen for high
school students from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sunday in the Youth Center. (Pat
Brown, Youth Minister) Adult Faith
Formation and people waiting to
become Catholic, from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday in the Youth Center.
(William Manint Sr., Program
Director, 385-0049. Choir rehearsal
from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in church.
(Robert Gillmore, Director of Music)
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid,
465-3215. Father Michael J.
Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer
(May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4
p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.;
Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru
Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday,
8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.;
Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8
a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first
Saturday at 9 a.m.


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church, 101


Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852
(two miles east of U.S. 27 on
'County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth Church
with Martha Crosbie, director at
10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop, secre-
tary; Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat
Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise
and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building
God's Kingdom for Everyone."
"Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and
Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!"
Sebring Christian Church, 4514
Hammock. Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
David Etherton, Youth Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth'
"'Servidc~ 6' p.n1 'W"efidsdhi 'night
meals, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Phone 382-
6676.
* First Christian Church, 1016 W.
Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
"Where truth is taught and love
abounds." Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible School
9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible
Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Choir
Practice & Children's Classes, 5:15
p.m.; Study Groups for all ages and
Children's Choir, 6:15 p.m. Nursery
provided for all events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald
Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m.,
Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45
p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.;
Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

* The Alliance Church of
Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road,
Sebring, FL 33875. Call 382-1343.
Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday
services: Sunday School meets at
9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship
Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Bible Study meets
at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday
Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 5
p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A free public Reading
Room, located at the church, is
open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday. The Bible and the
Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with Key to the
Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are
our only preachers. All are welcome
to come and partake of the comfort,
guidance, support and healing
found in the lesson-sermons.


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-1597.


* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-1466.
Sunday School classes for children,
youth and adults at 9:30 a.m.
Christian worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

* Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.
.* -Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. We
would like to extend an invitation for
you and your family to visit with us
here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours
of service are: Sunday Bible Class,
9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Bible Class, 7
p.m.

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

* Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service at
7 p.m. with special services for chil-
dren, youth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
* First Church of the Nazarene of
Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118., Avon
Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W. Main
St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages; morning worship at
10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service is
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children and adults. Special servic-
es once a month for seniors (Prime
Time) and Ladies ministries. If you
need any more information, call
453-4851.
* First Church of the Nazarene of
Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd.,
Lake' Placid, FL 33852. Sunday
school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship,
10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.
Classes for adult children and
youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim
Taylor.


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

* Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ in Christian
Union, (Orange Blossom
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
North (truck route), Avon Park.
Presenting Jesus Christ as the
answer for time and eternity.
Sunday morning worship service,
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior
Church activities at same time for K-
6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour
(all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation
available.) Sunday evening praise
and worship service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday evening prayer service,
7 p.m. Children and youth activities
at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is
welcome, please come worship with
us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.
Phone 452-0088.


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Peggy Cousins. Greeting the
congregation will be Jayne
Weldy.
The pastor's sermon is
"Born to a Virgin," Luke
1:31-36. This Sunday mem-
bers will celebrate the First
Sunday in Advent.
The following activities
will take place during this
week:
Tuesday, Women's Service
Day is at 8 a.m. Rehearsal for
the Christmas Cantata is at
6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, The Journey
Support Group meets at 10
a.m. Disciples Women
(CWF) Christmas Luncheon
at noon at Chicane's. Choir
rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, praise worship
will be at 6:45 p.m. Youth
fellowship will be at 7 p.m.
Midweek Bible study will be
at 7 p.m.


First Presbyterian
Church A. R. P.
AVON PARK Pastor
Bob Johnson's sermon is
entitled "Anointed of God"
based on I Samuel 16:13.
The choir's introit with the
congregation.will be "We
Wait in Hope," an Advent
Candlelighting Ceremony.
Those participating in the
ceremony this week are
Abby, Alecia and Courtney
Robinson. The choir's
anthem will be "Who Is This
King of Glory" from their
Christmas cantata "And
Glory Shown Around."
Today at 6 p.m., the
Exeuctive Board of the
Women's Ministries will
meet in the parlor.
On Wednesday, Bible study
will be with the pastor con-
tinuing the study of the
Gospel of John. At 11:30
a.m., First Wednesday Lunch
will be served in Fellowship


Hall.
The church is at 215 E.
Circle St. Call 453-3242.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING "The Word
Was Made Flesh" is the title
of the sermon Sunday morn-
ing, given by the Rev. Darrell
A. Peer.
Wednesday, choir rehearsal
is at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, exercise and Tai
Chi class is 10 a.m. in the
fellowship hall.
Saturday. Dec. 6 will be
the Women's Ministries
Christmas Luncheon at noon
at Chateau Elan.
Reservations required.

First United
Methodist Church of
Sebring
SEBRING The Rev.
A.C. Bryant will bring the


sermon "The Preexistence of
Christ" with Scripture taken
from John 16:25-30.
A Christmas Tea sponsored
by the United Methodist
Women is at I p.m. Tuesday
in the Family Life Center.
Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday, Bryant will
lead a Bible study on the
Book of Revelation.
Visit wwwv.sebringfirs-
tumc.com for more church
information or call the church
office at 385-5184.

Heartland Christian
Church
SEBRING At the Praise
and Worship Service on
Sunday, The Heartland
Singers will sing "Merciful,
Wonderful Counselor."
Roland Bates will sing the
hymn "And the Angel Called
Him Jesus," Tammy Murphy
will sing the hymn "Love in
Any Language" and


Stephanie Hadwin will sing
"Grateful Heart."
Deon and Marilyn Eaton
will be the special readers for
this week's Scripture. Pastor
Ted Moore's sermon this
week will be "Astonished!"
with Scripture from Acts 9.
The Christmas Musical
Program will be Dec. 14 enti-
tled "The Night Heaven
Touched Earth."
Every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.
is choir practice for The
Heartland Singers, followed
by adult Bible study with
coffee, snacks and fellow-
ship. Members are studying
Exodus.
The church is at 2705
Alternate Route 17 South in
Sebring (behind Publix).
Look for the lighthouse.

Lake Placid
Church of Christ
LAKE PLACID Sunday
morning Jim Beltz will have


Bible study in the fellowship
hall followed by a five-part
worship to God. This lesson
will be given with only Bible
answers that we are to fol-
low.
Dan Luidhardt will open
with prayer. Ed Robson will
lead the singing. Serving at
the Lord's Table will be Jim
White, Hunter Phypers,
Clayton Mason, Craig
Phypers and Chap
Chamberlin assisting. Perry
Mason III will preside. Gerri
and Grace Thomas will be
the greeters.

Memorial United
Methodist Church
LAKE PLACID -
Celebrate the beginning of
the Advent Season with a
Church Family Festival
Dinner and Carol Service
beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday

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PLACES TO WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of the.
Redeemer.Service times are 8:30
and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion
and blended music at each service.
Coffee hour following services.
Babysitting available. Newcomers
welcome. Rector is the Rev. Joyce
Holmes. Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.com Web site:
redeemeravon.com. The church is
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park (two
miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.
The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until
15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service
ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible
study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always
welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rec-
. tor. Church office 385-7649, for
more information. ..
St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-0051.
Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, Rector.
Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening:
Holy Communion with Healing
Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care avail-
able at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Sunday service. Come and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN

Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-0869.
Dr. Randall Smith, Senior Pastor,
Rev. David Ogden, Associate
Pastor, Matt Wheelock, Assistant to
the Pastor, and Aaron Michaud,
Youth Director. "Kid City" Children's
Ministries: 9 a.m.-12 noon, First
Service: 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Drinks,
Donuts and Fellowship: 10:15 a.m.-
10:45 a.m., Second Service: 10:45
a.m.-12 noon. Sunday Evening
Service: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday
Evening Service: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
"Crave" Youth Doings, Christian
Life: Application, Bible Study and
Prayer, and "Kid City" Children's
Activities. "Kid City" Pre-School/
Day Care: Nursery Age Through 5th
Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6
p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-
3111).


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

Spirit of Life Ministries
International, an interdenomina-
tional full-gospel ministry, 4011 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, across from the
Sebring Diner and behind Sonshine
Medical and Surgical Supplies.
Pastors, Jim and Helen Todd.
Phone: 382-2143. Sunday service,
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at
7 p.m. Thrift shop open from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Clean,
usable donations accepted for thrift
shop. Visit our Web site: www.spir-
itoflifeintl.org. "Where the future is
as bright as the promises of God."
World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on Nov. 7, 21 and 28 at 7:30
p.m. All are welcome! Torah Study at
10 a.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29. Havdalah
services and dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 8,
22, 29. Silent auction/Past
Presidents Gala at 1 p.m. Nov. 2.


Open to anyone who cares to
attend. Summer hours may vary.
For further information, call the
Temple office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive.,
Sebring. The Rev. Dr. Jack
Biemiller, interim pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
.Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High School.
Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.
Holy Communion is celebrated
every week with traditional Lutheran
Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.
Fellowship time with coffee and
refreshments follows worship.
Come worship and fellowship with
us. For information, call Pastor Scott
McLean at 471-2663 or see christ
lutheranavonpark.org.
* Faith Lutheran Church LCMS,
2740 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Church phone: 385-7848, Faith's
Closet phone: 385-2782. Gary
Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry,
Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School for
children and adult Bible classes is
9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship serv-
ice, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Youth group
meets at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Communion is served the first and
third and fifth Sunday of the month.
Sunday worship service is broad-
cast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m.
each Sunday. Educational opportu-
nities include weekly adult Bible
studies. Special worship services
are on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas
Eve, New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during Advent
and Lent. Faith's Closet Resale
Shop is open to the community from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
All are warmly welcome in the fami-
ly of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery
provided. Social activities: Choir,
Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-
1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park.
Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski.
Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and 10:30
a.m. Sunday; Sunday School (adult
and youth, 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
Coffee and fellowship hour follow
the service. Midweek Frangrance
Free Wednesday worship, (year
round) 7 p.m. Office phone number
is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,


Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, director.
Visit us online at: www.vchurches.
com/trinitylutheranlp.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock
Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-
4900. An independent community
church. Sunday morning worship,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible studies, 10 a.m.
and 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester
Osbeck. A small friendly church
waiting for your visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's church
are provided. The church is part of
Christian International Ministries
Network, a full gospel, non-denomi-
national ministry. Linda M. Downing,
minister: Phone, 314-9195, lindad
owning@hotmail.com. Casey L.
Downing, associate minister:
Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmail.com. Web site is
www. christiantrainingministries.net
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community Church
features a casual contemporary
church. Our Celebration Service is
at 10 AM and includes a quality
nursery and Kid's world for ages
through elementary age. Church
phone is 471-1236, or Pastor Bruce
Linhart's cell is 402-1684. Web site:
highlandscommunity.com e-mail:
pastor@highlandscommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de milagros
y sanidad, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
Bible service and prayer, 7:30 p.m.
Miercoles studio Biblico y oracion,
7:30 p.m. Come visit us and experi-
ence the power of the word of Jesus
Christ in salvation, deliverance, mir-
acle and healing. It is bilingual.
Pastor Candi Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vis-
tanet.net. Web site, www.unityofse-
bring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Celebration Service, Nursery and
Children's Church. Weekly Classes,
Christian Bookstore and Cafe,
Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment
Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer,
senior minister transforming lives
from ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner. Sunday
worship, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday -
Youth Cultural Arts Ministry, 5:30
p.m.; Youth Bible Study, 7 p.m.; and
Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m. Holy
Communion is first Sunday of each


month. Youth ministry is fourth
Sunday. Women's Ministry is fifth
Sunday. "Where there is no vision
my people perish."
* The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Time
schedule for Sunday is refresh-
ments and fellowship at 9 a.m.,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and
worship service at 10:30 a.m. Youth
activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Way is a church family who
gathers for contemporary worship,
teaching of God's Word, prayer and
fellowship. Come early and stay
after for fellowship time. Child care
and children's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotmail.com. Web site:
www. TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyerian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7
p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-
mail: covpres@strato.net, Web site:
www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church ARP,
215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on
LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.
Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert
Johnson is the pastor. Fellowship
time, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30
a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;
Children's Church, 10:45 a.m.; and
Women's Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Other weekly activities: Wednesday
Prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible
study, 10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday
lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second'
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; and
choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP,
319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. 385-0107. Sunday School,
all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship
Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: "KFC"
Kids for Christ Youth Group, 3:15-
4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group,
6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult
Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church, ARP
118 North Oak Ave., Lake Placid,
465-2742. E-mail: fpclp@earth-
link.net. The Rev. Ray Cameron,
senior pastor; the Rev. Drew
Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary wor-
ship is at 10:45 a.m. in Friendship
Hall. A variety of Sunday school
classes for adults and children are
at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office
for more information about the
classes offered. Nursery is provided
for babies and toddlers; while young
children up to second grade have a
special Children's Church offered
during the worship service to help
them grow in their spiritual knowl-
edge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first


Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The .Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard Wedig.
Choir Director: Suzan Wedig.
Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,
springlakepc@embarqmail. corn,
Web site,
http://slpc.presbycrchurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

* Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone: 453-
6641 or e-mail:
avonparksda @embarqmail. corn,
Saturday early morning worship
service is at 8:30 a.m..; Saturday,
Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m
Saturday.; Vespers at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday. Wednesday prayer meet-
ing 7 p.m. Church Service 10:45
a.m. Saturday. Community Service
hours on Tuesday and Thursday is
from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior
Pgstor Paul Boling; and Associate
Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker
Memorial Academy Christian School
offering education for kindergarten
through 12th grades. ALL ARE
WELCOME. Website is www.dis-
coverjesus.org
* Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 2106 N. State Road 17,
Sebring; 385-2438. Worship
Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour,
11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday,
7:15 p.m. Community service:
every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health
Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every
Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado
Luzbet.


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

* The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix
Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Phone:
382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop;
Butler Tyler, first counselor; and
James Parker, second counselor.
Family History Center: 382-1822.
Sunday services: Sacrament meet-
ing, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine,
11:20 a.m. to noon; and
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1
p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20
p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old
Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third
Wednesday; and activity days for 8-
11 year old girls from 7-8:20 p.m.
second and fourth Wednesday.


THE SALVATION
ARMY

* The Salvation Army Center
for Worship. Sunday: Sunday
School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meet-
ing, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting
and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Prayer,
6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries,
7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth
Ministries, 5 p.m. Every fourth
Thursday is Men's Fellowship, 6:30
p.m. All meetings are at 120 N.
Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more
information, visit the Web site
www.salvationarmysebring.com or
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC
at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:40
and 10:50 a.m. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
with Rich Heilig, youth director. The
11:00 a.m. Sunday worship service
is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM
dial. There is a nursery available at
all services.


* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park,
FL 33825. (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School -
9:00 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.;
Youth fellowship for 6th through
12th graders at 5 p.m.; Loving nurs-
ery care provided every Sunday
morning. Bible fellowship class 6:00
p.m. We offer Christ-centered
Sunday school classes, youth pro-
grams, Bible studies, book studies
and Christian fellowship. We are a
congregation that want to know
Christ and make Him known. Call
the church office at 465-2422 or
check out our church Web site at
www.memorialumc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev. Ronald
De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. Life Connections meets at 5:30
p.m. each Wednesday in the fellow-
ship hall from September to May for
dinner and age appropriate studies.
Nursery provided for all services.
Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-
bring.org
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy
98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service
starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Church office phone:
655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

* Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring,
FL 33875. Sunday worship, 9:30
a.m. Children's Christian Education,
9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome at
Emmanuel. We are located 1.7
miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock
Road. For more information, call the
church office at 471-1999 or e-mail
to eucc@strato.net or check our
website sebringemmanuelucc.com.


UNION
CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825; 453-3345. Pastor: The Rev.
Bill Breylinger. Sunday services are
at 7:45 a.m. at the Historic Church;
and 10:45 a.m. at Millennium
Church, Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Sunday worship at 5 p.m. Bible
study: 5 p.m. Wednesday crosstalk
& family life ministry solid grounds
with Tiger Gullet at 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Youth Worship 5:30
p.m. at the rock. Saturday church
with Pastor Tiger Gullet at
Millennium Church 6 p.m. Visit us at
our Web site: www.weareunion.org


VINEYARD

* Heartland Vineyard, 2523 U.S.
27 South, (just past the Wild Turkey
Tavern) Avon Park. Contemporary
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Children's Church and
Preschool/Nursery provided
Sunday. Pastor, Gerry Woltman.
Telephone: 453-9800. Casual, con-
temporary and Christ-centered.


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Timeless
Treasures
Luke Knickerbocker


Is God

thankful?

Each year at this time,
everyone braces for the
frantic season that is upon
us. Thanksgiving has
become a day to stuff our
bellies and arm ourselves
for the Christmas shopping
season. Rather than reflect-
ing on God's goodness and
Blessings on the past year,
we often find ourselves
planning for the holiday
battle for bargains. We
worry about the crowded
traffic and long lines that
await us at the stores the
following morning.
Truly, we all have many
things for which to be
grateful, and we ought to
take time out to thank the
Lord. I remember as a boy,
it was our family tradition
to make a list of 20 things
for which we were thank-
ful. Before indulging our-
selves on turkey and the
trimmings, we would each
take our turn to read our
lists. Sometimes this would
go so long that the food got
cold, but this was an annual
reminder of God's provi-
sions to us!
But I was thinking
recently, "I wonder what
God has to be thankful for
on Thanksgiving Day?" If
_you think about it, we have
a totally different vantage
point on life than what God
sees. When we have needs,
we simply call out to God
for help. When God wants
Sto accomplish His purpos-
es, He often chooses to
wait and seek someone who
will be willing to comply. I
think we get the better end
of the deal.
Instead of only reflecting
on what God has done for
you, consider for a moment
what you have recently
done for the Lord. Of
course, we have no ability
of our own to please God,
but we can begin by
accepting His gift of love,
: which was provided
through Jesus Christ. When
we trust Christ to become
our personal Saviour, we
receive eternal life. Our
Faith brings great pleasure
to God. The Bible also tells
us that we are his work-
manship, created in Christ
Jesus; and that we are cre-
ated unto good works. As
we allow His power to
work in us and through us,
He gets great glory. I am
sure this would cause God
to be thankful!
So let the personal evalu-
Sation begin: Is God thank-
ful for the very fact that
you have given Him your
heart and desires? Is He
thankful that you put Him
first last Sunday, because
you attended a local church
rather than a nearby lake?
Is God thankful that you
thought more of His Word
to read it this morning
rather than running for the
i newspaper (not that I am
.; against newspapers)? Is
God thankful that you have
chosen to use your words
to build up your co-worker
rather than slander their


reputation? Is God thankful
.: that you have been honest
:. and faithful to your spouse
rather than indulging in
selfish pleasures that
destroy your home? The
list of questions can go on,
but make it your goal this
season to give God at least
one reason for which to be
thankful.

Luke Knickerbocker is pastor
of Bethel Baptist Church in
Lake Placid, 216 E. Park St.
E-mail him at
knickprint@yahoo.com.


News-Sun Friday, November 28, 2008

RELIGION NEWS SNAPSHOTS


The Gospel Pearls in
concert Saturday
SEBRING New Greater
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 870
Martin Luther King Blvd.,
would like to invite the public
to experience the presence of
the Lord through music and
songs at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Highlands County's very own
"The Gospel Pearls" will-per-
form in concert on this night.
Free will offering will be
taken.

Christ Lutheran
Church serving soup
supper Wednesday
AVON PARK The Christ
Lutheran Church of Avon Park
invites the community to a
soup supper at 6 p.m.
Wednesday. Advent Service
follows at 7 p.m.
The church is at 1320
County Road 64 East, past
Avon Park High School. For
more information, call 471-
2663 or search the Web for
christlutheranavonpark.org.

First Presbyterian
Church ARP Advent
season begins
AVON PARK The
Advent Season begins Sunday
celebrating the coming of the
birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The four Sundays before
Christmas Day herald this
event with the culmination
and final candle lighting on
Christmas Eve.
At the Avon Park First
Presbyterian Church (ARP),
the lighting of the candles is a
special family time each


Sunday before Christmas. On
the first Sunday, the Wait
Candle will be lit by Alicia
Robinson while her sister
Courtney and their mother
Abby will lead the congrega-
tion in the responsive litany
about this time to wait. This
purple candle reminds us that,
as we wait upon the Lord,
God's light never ceases to
shine, God's will never ceases
to unfold, and God's grace
never ceases to be felt. As we
begin the journey of Advent,
may we learn to wait upon the
Lord with hopeful expectation
by celebrating all God has
done and anticipating all he
will do.
The public is invited to
attend any of the morning
worship services at Avon Park
First Presbyterian Church
ARP at 10:45 a.m., and the
Christmas Cantata, presented
by the Chancel Choir at 6
p.m. Dec. 14 with a reception
following.
There will also be a
delightful family Christmas
movie, "The Best Christmas
Pageant Ever," shown at 4
p.m. Sunday, Dec.. 21 and then
the special Candlelight
Christmas Eve Service at 6:30
p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 dur-
ing this Advent and Christmas
season.
Plan now to attend all the
special services and programs.
The church is in Avon Park
on the shore of Lake Verona at
215 E. Circle St. with two
entrances on La Grande
Street. There is plenty of
parking and the church is
handicap-friendly.
For more information, call
the church office at 453-3242.


One Reason in
concert Sunday
SEBRING An hour con-
cert with Brian Bracey, also
known as "One Reason," will
be held at Faith Missionary
Baptist Church's II a.m.
Sunday service. He not only
sings with amazing vocal tal-
ent, Bracey sings with his
heart. He com-
municates the
message of his
songs with
S great expres-
sion and
meaning.
Bracey Bracey has a
real gift in
leading his audience into wor-
ship of our Lord Jesus.
Sunday, Dec. 7 the church
will start its Christmas cele-
bration with a violin concert
by Diane Osborne. What a
beautiful way to kick-off this
special time of the year. Plan
to come and let her music
warm you from the inside out
as we prepare to celebrate the
Christ of Christmas.
Both concerts will be inter-
preted for the deaf.

Sebring Christian
Church resumes
meals next week
SEBRING Meals will
resume on Wednesday with
the youth serving pizza. On
Dec. 10 it will be changed up
with a Christmas potluck.
Remember the cost of the
meal is only $3 per adult and
$1 per child. Call if you plan
to attend.

Continued on page 8B


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Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -
During an informative dis-
cussion on the workings of
the town of Lake Placid,
Mayor Tom Katsanis told
the women of First
Presbyterian Church that
the concern of city gov-
ernment is primarily mak-
ing sure the townspeople
have a good quality of life.
He spoke of the council
and the good people who
serve on this civic body, as
well as the excel-
lent department
heads employed to
keep the town run-
ning smoothly.
The town has
five basic depart-
ments: Financial Kat
under Arlene Tuck;
Parks under John Komasa;
Garbage and Cemetery
under Jim Fulton; Water
and Sewer under Gary
Freeman; and Police under
Chief Phil Williams.
He mentioned that the
parks are used extensively
every day by all ages and
spoke of a newer sport
called pickleball that is
catching on rapidly.
He also thanked all
those who helped clean up
four lots in Serenity
Village that is now a
much-used park for that
area. DeVane Park is
scheduled for improve-


ment, with the gazebo to
receive a renovation,
among other changes. The
circle drive around the
park is a county road.
Streets and roads in town
are constantly being
checked for pot holes and
other dangers.
The Water and Sewer
Department is trying to
keep costs down as much
as possible in this time of
uncertainty and the Police
Department is always


sanis


looking for ways to
make the town bet-
ter. Several possi-
bilities for enter-
tainment within
the town are being
discussed and will
be announced
when they are


finalized.
Women's Ministries
president Patsy Peters
spoke of the annual Silver
Tea/Luncheon planned for
noon Saturday, Dec. 6 at
the church, 117 N. Oak
Ave.
The program will
include songs by Bob
Kretzschmar, violin
melodies by Gene Longo,
installation of officers for
2009 and presentation of
2008 awards.
Tickets are available
from table hostesses by
calling the church office at
465-2742.


Church news continued


Continued from page 5B
in Rob Reynolds Hall. Dinner will be
served at 6 p.m. Prior to dinner there
will be ornament making and tree
decorating.
At the Heritage Worship Service
and the Celebration Worship Service,
Pastor Doug Pareti will preach on the
subject "Watching and Waiting," with
the Scripture text from Matthewd
24:26-35.
Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant,
will preach at the New Song
Contemporary Service in Rob
Reynolds Hall on the theme
"Preparation for Christmas." The
worship band will be led by Claude
Burnett and Thalia Escebedo.
The monthly fellowship dinner will
be held Wednesday in Rob Reynolds
Hall. The menu is ham, green beans,
sweet potato casserole, dessert and
beverage. The cost is $15 per family
or $5 per person. Reservations at
465-2422.
The church is at 500 Kent Ave.,
overlooking Lake Clay.

Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church
SEBRING The Scripture for the
10 a.m. Sunday Bible lesson, "Grace
In Times of Trouble," is taken from II
Corinthians 11-12. Pastor John Cave
will bring the message in the Sunday
morning worship service.
The Sunday evening service will
be the "end-of-the-month-sing."
Wednesday evening will be prayer
and Bible study.

Resurrection Lutheran
Church
AVON PARK On the first


Sunday of Advent, the pastor will
base his sermon on the Book of
Matthew.
At the early service, the
Communion assistant will be Ed
Mosser, the lector will be Barb
Marazza, and the acolyte will be
Marcus McGinnis.
At the second service, the worship
assistant and lector will be Penne
Manar, the Communion assistant will
be Bert Kohler, and the acolyte will
be Caleb McGinnis. Coffee and fel-
lowship follows the service in Burke
Hall.
The Busy Bodies will meet at 9
a.m. on Monday in Burke Hall. On
Tuesday, the Congregational Care
Committee will meet at 10 a.m., the
WELCA team will meet at 1 p.m. and
the Music and Worship team will
meet at 3 p.m.
The Midweek Advent services
begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday and 7
p.m. The Bethel Group meets at 2
p.m. Thursday and the choir rehearses
at 3:45 p.m. On Friday, the Vision
Team meets at 2 p.m.

St. John United Methodist
Church
SEBRING Guest pastor Rev.
Shiela Swanger will bring the mes-
sage "Waiting on God" with scripture
from Mark 13:24-37 at the morning
services.
Advent services on Wednesdays
will begin at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 3 with
the unifying topic the names for
Jesus. The message "Bright Morning
Star" will be given by Rev. Len
Gamber. Each of the Advent services
in the sanctuary is approximately 20
minutes in length followed by a light
luncheon in the fellowship hall.


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This short time period in the mid-
dle of each week during Advent gives
members a chance to quiet ourselves
from the Christmas rush and focus on
the Lord's beautiful names.
Sebring Church of the
Brethren
SEBRING During the first
Sunday of Advent worship service,
Pastor Keith Siimmns will preach
"Wonderful Counselor!" The
Scripture will be from Isaiah 9:1-7.
Sunday school will be led by the
Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in
the Fidelis Room. They will study
"Live by the Spirit." They will also
look at Galatians 5:16-26 and 6:1-9.

Southside Baptist Church
SEBRING Youth pastor Chuck
Pausley will bring the message in the
mid-morning worship service Sunday.
Stephanie Snyder will sing a solo and
Lori Jingst will play a piano solo.
Children's church and a nursery are
available. The Rev. Ralph Burns will
bring the message at the Sunday
evening worship service.
The Musical Merrills will present a
program at 11 a.m. at the Forever
Friends meeting. Wednesday at 6:30
p.m. the AWANA Clubs and Youth
group will meet. Adult Bible study
and prayer meeting starts at 7 p.m.
The church is at 379 S. Commerce
Ave. For information, call 385-0752
or visit www.southsidebaptistse
bring.com.

The Way Church
SEBRING "Hope The First
Candle of Advent" is the title of
Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message.
A yard sale will be held at 1623


Carrington today and Saturday. To
donate, call George Appel.
The church is at 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive. The office phone
number is 471-6140.
Church information and the pas-
tor's messages can be viewed at
www.thewaychurch.org.

Trinity Lutheran Church
LAKE PLACID Pastor Richard -
Norris's sermon topic for Sunday
morning will be "Top Ten Reasons
Why Heaven Will Be Beyond
Expectation." There will be an educa-
tion hour for all ages following the
church service.
Beginning with the first Sunday in
December, church services will be
held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Education
hour will begin at 9:15 a.m. Advent
services will be on Wednesdays at 6
p.m. beginning Dec. 3. All services in
December will be services of joy.
Visitors are welcome to attend all
church services and activities. The
church is at 25 Lakeview Street, Lake
Placid. For further information, call
the office at 465-5253 or visit the
Web site at www.vchurches.com/trin
itylutheranlp.

Word Fellowship
SEBRING In the Sunday morn-
ing service, Pastor Marcus Marshall
will share a message from John 8:12
entitled "Jesus and Darkness."
In the Sunday evening service, the
church will have a "5th Sunday
Sing," as people who make up the
church will share a song, testimony,
or play an instrument.
The church meets in the Highlands
County Shrine Club. Call 446-0361.






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The ladies are gearing up for the
annual Ladies Christmas Tea.
The theme this year is "Jesus.
Wrapped Up In Love." The tea will be
held on Monday, Dec. 15 beginning at 7
p.m.
There is no cost for this event but call
ahead if you plan to attend.
Call and ask about other programs
happening regularly at Sebring Christian
Church. The office is open from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
For more information, call 382-6676.

Faith Pentecostal planning
Fall Festival Dec. 4-6
AVON PARK A Fall Festival,
which includes a gigantic yard sale, will
be at Faith Pentecostal House of God
from Thursday through Saturday, Dec.
4-6.
Thursday will be a Taste of Faith
from 6-7:30 p.m. a variety of the tasti-
est dishes from the church's finest
cooks. Cost is $8 (in advance) and $10
(at the door).
Friday, Dec. 5, a barbecue lunch will
be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu
includes barbecue ribs and chicken din-
ners with green beans, baked beans, rice
and rolls.
Saturday, Dec. 6, will be another bar-
becue and the yard sale starts at 8 a.m.
There will be clothing, household items
and furniture available, as well as a
cake walk.

Spring Lake Methodist plans
annual bazaar Dec. 6
SEBRING Spring Lake United
Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
will host its annual bazaar from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
There will be homemade crafts, knit-
ted, crocheted and sewn items, wood
crafts, holiday decorations, Rada cut-
lery, hand-painted home decor, ceram-
ics, cards and notes, too many items to
list, including home baked cookies and
other goodies.
Breakfast and lunch will be served.


News-Sun Friday, November 28, 2008


Sebring Aglow Lighthouse
meets Dec. 6 at Lion's Club
SEBRING Sebring Aglow
Lighthouse will meet Saturday, Dec. 6
at Sebring Lion's Club, 3400 Sebring
Parkway. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. by
donation; meeting starts at 9:45 a.m.
Aglow is an inter-denominational
women's fellowship, meeting on the
first Saturday of each month. The theme
for December is He is the King of
kings and Lord of lords of the Season!
The guest speaker will be Jean
Carlson. She has been with Aglow for
30 years. She has served in the offices
of secretary and vice president of the
Sebring Lighthouse. She is a mother of
four and resides in Sebring with her
husband, Warren, and attends First
Assembly of God on Kenilworth
Boulevard.
After a long involvement with the
Jehovah Witness Society and through
much prayer and searching of the Holy
Scriptures, she found "joy" in the walk
with the Holy Spirit and was baptized in
1977 and has since answered the call to
teach the Word, hoping to set others free
from false teachings.
Carlson does a special "presentation-
in-Demonstration" with visual aids,
teaching on the Oneness-of-God and
explaining the Doctrine of the Triune-
God. She uses several examples from
Bible scholars' teachings and demon-
strations to help you to focus on how
Three can be One. The doctrine of the
Trinity is "central" in the Christian's
faith.
Men are invited to celebrate as well.

'Christmas on the Air'
set for Dec. 13
SEBRING Maranatha Baptist
Church Choir and Drama Team will
present a unique version of the
Christmas story at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
13 and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
"Christmas On the Air," a musical
drama by Ron and Shelly Hamilton, will
portray a radio broadcast with the 'ani-
mals' at the manger giving their per-
spective of the blessed event of Christ's


birth. Some old and new Christmas
songs are included in the choir's portion
of the program.
The drama parts are played by
Stephanie Jingst, Mary Schuster,
Evelyne Metzler, Jim Sheppard, Wayne
Mattson, and Dennis Whitehead, under
the direction of Pat Seddon. Jan Burgess
directs the choir with accompaniment by
Judy Tinkham and Bob Sparks on the
piano and organ. Soloists are Cathy
Witham and Terry Doane.
Maranatha Baptist Church is on
Arbuckle Creek Road, one-half mile
east of Highlands Avenue/Martin Luther
King Boulevard. For more information,
call 382-4301 or 382-8594.

Spanish Aglow meets Dec. 13
SEBRING Aglow of Sebring in
Spanish meets for breakfast at 9 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13. The meeting is at
9:45 a.m. at the Lions Club, 3400
Sebring Parkway.
Free breakfast is provided and ladies
meeting will follow. Call 214-1081

Puppets for Jesus putting on
musical show Dec. 13
AVON PARK Puppets for Jesus
presents a Christmas musical,
"Christmas on Red Rock Ridge," at 5:30
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Avon Park
Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.
Avon Blvd. Free admission.

Voices of Christmas
cantata is Dec. 14
SEBRING "The Voices of
Christmas" cantata will be sung by the
Covenant Presbyterian Church choir at
the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday,
Dec. 14.
The message within the cantata is that
Christ was born to everyone of the
past, for the present and in the future.
The witnesses to His birth become the
narrators in the cantata and represent the
actual biblical voices, sharing what they
have seen with others who have not
seen or heard. Rhoda Wolfe is choir
director.


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Friday, November 28, 2008


News-Sun


Lady Streaks find part

of identity in loss


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Jerica Moore gets fouled you think? on this drive to the
basket in Sebring's 49-39 loss to Okeechobee at home
Tuesday night.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoelhne@newssiun.com
SEBRING "I know what
our defensive identity is, it's
man-to-man," Sebring head
coach Mike Lee said after
Tuesday's 49-39 loss to visit-
ing DeSoto. "When we drop
back into a zone, we
tend to relax and that
then effects us on i
offense. We're much 4
more effective in a Sebr
man-to-man.
So half the puzzle is 3!
solved as the Lady
Streaks work through
their early season.
In the loss to the Lady
Bulldogs, what works on
offense could be seen as
Hannah Shoop was dominant
early on, scoring 11 first-


quarter points to stake
Sebring to a 15-11 lead.
"We've got to take advan-
tage of our size," Lee said.
"We're huge, but we're really
still trying to find our roles."
That was evident as the
early lead quickly
oto evaporated in the sec-
ond quarter, with
turnovers mounting
and turning into break-
ing away baskets for
DeSoto.
Sebring could only
muster six points in the
period, four from
Shannon Williams and two on
a jumper by Jerica Moore,
and at the half the four-lead
had become a 30-21 deficit.

Continued on page 3C


Kayla Clemens drives to the hoop for two in Tuesday's home
loss to the Lady Bulldogs of DeSoto


Red Devils upset Lake Mary Prep


Griffin head coach gets quite upset as well


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssunl.corn
AVON PARK The Red
Devil boys basketball team
upset Lake Mary Prep 58-42
in Avon Park on Tuesday
night, but'not without some
drama.
"We took some time before
the game to have some pizza
and watch the last game
film," head coach Luther
Clemons said. "We just con-
centrated on watching our
offense, and I pointed out how
we needed to slow a bit and
work our offense." '
"We did well tonight, and
we seem to be pulling togeth-
er more."
Ranked seventh in an
Orlando Sentinel District 10-
AvoPark IA Pre-Season
Poll, the 2-0
85 Lake Mary
58 Prep Griffins
Lake Mary came out guns
blazing as they
4 f2 hammered
away from out-
side the three-
point line hard during the first
half.
Picking up 18 points from
downtown, Lake Mary held
the lead 30-29 over the Red
Devils at the half.
Avon Park had to push the
ball inside to Cleveland
Nobles, who still scored 18
points while constantly fight-
ing off two Griffins on the
double team.
Switching to a 1-3-1
defense, the Red Devils were
able to shut down the outside
attack, and held Lake Mary to
just one three pointer and
seven points, during the third
period.
"We needed to be aware of
number 33 (Kyle Tazioli), and
we switched our defense up a


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Cleveland Nobles gets his shot off over two Griffen defenders for two of his team-leading 18
points in Avon Park's 58-42 win over Lake Mary Prep Tuesday night at Red Devil Gym.


bit. We didn't match up right
at first. We finally worked
them until they got tired,"
said Clemons.
Tazioli hit 18 points for
Lake Mary.
Nobles would come out


briefly in the third, still fight-
ing the effects of a stomach
virus, but would return late in
the game to help with
rebounds.
But the Devils continued to
go to inside, this time to big


man Alonzo Robertson, and
gained considerable ground
before the end of the game.
Robertson would net 12
points, four of the in-your-
face dunk variety, but would

Continued on Page 3C


'Bron just doesn't get it


Here we go again, anoth-
er professional athlete giv-
ing me reason to rant.
Here I was, enjoying the
beginning of the high school
basketball and soccer sea-
sons, aglow in the fantastic
story of Myron Rolle's win-
ning of a Rhode's
Scholarship while also dou-
bling as a Florida State
Seminole defensive back.
Then. Wednesday morn-
ing, on the Mike and Mike
in the Morning show, I hear
the quotes of LeBron
James.
I've never been anti-
James, or a 'Bron basher.
He's a phenomenal bas-
ketball player, a freak of
nature and someone who
plays the game the right way.
I've always liked the fact
that he often has to be told
to shoot more.
His public dalliances I find
kind of distasteful showing
up to a Cleveland Indians
game in a Yankee cap.
As a player, I like him.
That took a bit of a turn
with what I heard from
him, even though it started
out sounding good.
As he will be one of the
most sought-after free
agents in 2010, he was put-
ting in perspective what is
important winning.
To paraphrase, he was
mentioning how he respect-
ed what Tim Duncan had
done to help the Spurs get
to be a perennial power.
Taking short-term con-
tracts, allowing for flexibili-
ty to maybe take a smaller
contract the next year so the
team could sign other play-
ers that would help the team.
With the NBA salary cap,
it makes sense, since if one
player is making so much,
it inhibits the team from
adding certain players.
It limits a teams' options


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne
as far as perhaps getting
that key player, or players,
with the right talent that
may get them over the
hump.
Taking this 'team first'
theme, a reporter then
asked James if that meant
that he'd take a less-than-
maximum contract when he
becomes a free agent.
"I didn't say that," James
joked. "I like the talent
part, bringing the talent in,
but I didn't say I was tak-
ing less."
Which basically
denounces everything he
just said about what
Duncan has done to help
build a winner.
Wasn't it LeBron that got
like $90 million from Nike
before he had ever played a
game in the NBA?
Has he burned through
that already with his 2400-
square-foot closets?
If he insists on signing
only a maximum contract,
wouldn't that severely limit
his teams ability to bring in
the talent to help him 'be
all about winning?'
Just another one of those
things about professional
athletes that makes you go
h imm.

Dan Hoehne is the Sports
Editor of the News-Sun. He can
be reached at
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com.


Talbert scores twice,



Streaks match Brahmans


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Troy Talbert used his head on this play last week, but his
feet were doing the job Tuesday as his two scores helped
Sebring tie Okeechobee 2-2 at Firemen's Field.


By JOHN BEDELL
News-Sun correspondent
SEBRING The Sebring
boys soccer team earned a 2-2
tie with Okeechobee Tuesday
night at Firemen's Field.
Junior Troy Talbert led the
Blue Streaks with a pair of
goals.
"Troy really stepped it up."
Sebring coach Tim Boulay
said. "Hopefully he'll be a
leader and everyone will fol-
low his example."
Talbert's efforts helped
boost Sebring morale after a
disappointing loss to district
rival Palmetto on Monday.
Talbert credited some down
time with his teammates for
the improved performance.


"We got together at a friend's
house and hung out and had
fun," Talbert said. "We got our
heads together and we gave
110-per cent tonight."
The Blue Streaks
were the first to score Seb
in the nineteenth
minute of the game.
Talbert took a long
shot from thirty yards 'Ch
out and scored.
"I didn't have an
open player," Talbcrt
said. I was hoping I could I
could curve it. Fortunately it
went in that upper 90 per cent
of the net."
The Sebring 1-0 lead held
up through the first half.


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Goalkeeper Ryan Cochran
and the Sebring defense kept
the Brahmans bottled up.
Okeechobee used a corner
kick opportunity early in the
second half to get on
ing the score board. The
kick was not controlled
quickly by the defense
and Brahman Carlos
bee Contrcras shot from tell
yards out for a 1-1 tic.
Okeechobee added a
second goal on a long
kick of its own. With 18:25 to
play. Eddie Gucrrcro kicked
the ball into the right corner
of the net from twenty yards
out for a 2-1 lead.
Ten minutes later. Scbring


had a throw-in near the
Okeechobee goal. Elisha Klatt
centered the ball for Talbert
and the junior kicked in the
net for a 2-2 tie.
Sebring continued to fight
for the win. Junior Daniel Lee
put a hard shot on goal with
five minutes to play. but
Sehring was forced to settle
for a tie.
"We're still kind of work-
ing some kinks out," Boulay
said. "We played much better.
Ryan Cochran's play has
improved in every game. He
just keeps getting better."
Sebring's record stands at
3-2-1 and Okeechobee has a
record of 3-0-1.








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THE SCOREBOARD


AMERICAN CONFERENCE


N.Y. Jets
New England
Miami
Buffalo

Tennessee
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Houston

Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cleveland
Cincinnati

Denver
San Diego
Oakland
Kansas City


East
W L T PctPF PA
8 3 0 .727323234
7 4 0 .636267222
6 5 0 .545237245
6 5 0 .545273249
South
W L T PctPF PA
10 1 0 .909257165
7 4 0 .636247244
4 7 0.364224240
4 7 0 .364252293
North
W L T PctPF PA
8 3 0 .727236160
7 4 0 .636258187
4 7 0 .364207237
1 9 1 .136148276
West
W L T PctPF PA
6 5 0 .545258302
4 7 0 .364274252
3 8 0 .273159245
1 10 0 .091196327


NATIONAL CONFERENCE


N.Y. Giants
Washington
Dallas
Philadelphia

Tampa Bay
Carolina
Atlanta
New Orleans

Chicago
Minnesota
Green Bay
Detroit

Arizona
San Francisco
Seattle
St. Louis


W L
10 1
7 4
7 4
5 5
South
W L
8 3
8 3
7 4
6 5
North
W L
6 5
6 5
5 6
0 11
West
W L
7 4
3 8
2 9
2 9


T Pct PF PA
0 .909329199
0 .636201 199
0 .636265251
1 .500271 229

T Pct PF PA
0.727257180
0 .727250200
0 .636276226
0 .545317278

T Pct PF PA
0 .545267234
0 .545253246
0 .455303260
0 .000193346

T Pct PF PA
0 .636318265
0 .273252310
0 .182207277
0 .182147344


Thursday's Games
Tennessee at Detroit, late
Seattle at Dallas, late
Arizona at Philadelphia''late
Sunday's Games
Miami at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Carolina at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.
Denver at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m.
Kansas City at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New England, 4:15 p.m.
Chicago at Minnesota, 8:15 p.m.
Monday's Game
Jacksonville at Houston, 8:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 13 2 .867 -
New York 7 7 .5005 1/2
Philadelphia 7 7 .50051/2
New Jersey 6 7 .462 6
Toronto 6 7 .462 6
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Orlando 10 4 .714 -
Atlanta 8 5 .6151 1/2
Miami 7 7 .500 3
Charlotte 4 9 .30851/2
Washington 2 10 .167 7
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 11 3 .786 -
Detroit 8 5 .61521/2
Chicago 7 8 .46741/2
Milwaukee 7 9 .438 5
Indiana 5 8 .38551/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
Houston 10 5 .667 -
New Orleans 8 5 .615 1
San Antonio 7 6 .538 2
Dallas 7 7 .50021/2
Memphis 4 10.28651/2
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Denver 9 5 .643 -
Portland 9 6 .600 1/2
Utah 9 6 .600 1/2
Minnesota 3 9 .250 5
Oklahoma City 1 14 .0678 1/2
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 12 1 .923 -
Phoenix 10 5 .667 3
Golden State 5 9 .35771/2
Sacramento 5 11 .31381/2
L.A. Clippers 2 12 .143101/2

Tuesday's Games
Washington 124, Golden State 100
Cleveland 119, New York 101
Phoenix 99, Oklahoma City 98
Dallas 109, Indiana 106
L.A. Lakers 120, New Jersey 93
Wednesday's Games
Milwaukee at Atlanta, late
Charlotte at Toronto, late
Oklahoma City at Cleveland, late
Orlando at Philadelphia, late
Golden State at Boston, late
Phoenix at Minnesota, late
New York at Detroit, late
Indiana at Houston, late
Chicago at San Antonio, late
Memphis at Utah, late
Miami at Portland, late
New Jersey at Sacramento, late
Denver at L.A. Clippers, late
Thursday's Games
Orlando at Washington, late
New Orleans at Denver, late


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
N.Y. Rangers 15 7 2 32 65 56
Pittsburgh 12 5 3 27 63 55
New Jersey 11 7 2 24 61 54
Philadelphia 10 6 4 24 69 63
N.Y. Islanders 9 10 2 20 56 66
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 14 3 4 32 69 49
Montreal 11 5 4 26 61 55
Buffalo 9 8 3 21 56 61
Toronto 7 9 5 1,9 66 78
Ottawa 7 9 4 18 48 51


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
FRIDAY
1 p.m Old Spice Classic Teams TBA. ....... ESPN
1:30 p.m. NIT Tip-Off Teams TBA ........... ESPN2
3 p.m. Duquesne at Duke ................. ESPN
4 p.m. NIT Tip-Off Teams TBA ........... ESPN2
5:30 p.m. Old Spice Classic Teams TBA........ ESPN
12:30 a.m. 76 Classic Teams TBA............ ESPN2
SATURDAY
10:30 p.m. Toyota Las Vegas Invite Teams TBA ESPN2


12 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
2:30
3:30
6 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

12 p.m.
12 p.m.
12 p.m.
12 p.m.
2 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:45 p.m.
8 p.m.


COLLEGE FOOTBALL
FRIDAY
West Virginia at Pittsburgh .............. ABC
Mississippi State at Mississippi .......... 38
LSU at Arkansas .................... CBS
Colorado at Nebraska................ ABC
Fresno State at Boise State.......... ESPN2
UCLA at Arizona State ............. ESPN2
SATURDAY
Teams TBA ..........................CBS
Teams TBA ....................... ESPN
Teams TBA. ........................ ESPN2
Teams TBA ............................ 44
Grambling State at Southern............. NBC
Teams TBA ....................... CBS
Teams TBA ... ....................... ABC
Teams TBA ...................... ESPN2
Teams TBA....................... ESPN
Teams TBA ...................... ABC


GOLF
FRIDAY
9:30 p.m. EuroPGAi- AustraMan Masters. ....... GOLF
10:30 p.m. Mission Hills World Cup, Day 3 ....... GOLF
SATURDAY
9:30 a.m. EuroPGA Australian Masters........ GOLF
1 p.m. LG Sinks Game, Front Nine ........... ABC
10:30 p.m. Mission Hills World Cup, Day 4 ....... GOLF


NBA
FRIDAY
8 p.m. Miami at Phoenix ................. ESPN
10:30 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers ............... ESPN
SATURDAY
7p.m. Indiana at Orlando. .................. SUN


NHL
FRIDAY
2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota ............. SUN
SATURDAY
9p.m. Tampa Bay at Colorado ................ 44
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 11 7 3 25 69 69
Carolina 11 9 2 24 60 66
Atlanta 8 10 2 18 59 69
Tampa Bay 6 8 6 18 46 61
Florida 8 11 1 17 47 58
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 14 2 4 32 75 60
Chicago 10 4 5 25 71 56
Nashville 10 9 2 22 62 68
Columbus 9 8 3 21 60 65
St. Louis 9 8 2 20 56 58
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Vancouver 14 6 2 30 69 52
Minnesota 12 6 1 25 49 39
Calgary 12 9 1 25 65 70
Edmonton 9 9 2 20 53 62
Colorado 9 11 0 18 50 60
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 17 3 1 35 80 51
Anaheim 12 8 3 27 69 69
Los Angeles 8 9 3 19 52 57
Phoenix 8 10 2 18 48 57
Dallas 6 10 4 16 55 74
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Tuesday's Games
St. Louis 1, Nashville 0, SO
Atlanta 6, Toronto 3
Calgary 6, Los Angeles 2
Wednesday's Games
Boston at Buffalo, late
Phoenix at Columbus, late
Atlanta at Washington, late
Philadelphia at Carolina, late
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, late
Montreal at Detroit, late
New Jersey at Florida, late
N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, late
Dallas at Minnesota, late
St. Louis at Colorado, late
Los Angeles at Edmonton, late
Chicago at San Jose, late
Thursday's Games
Toronto at Ottawa, late
Calgary at Vancouver, late


No. 1 Alabama (11-0) did not play.
Next: vs. Auburn, Saturday.
No. 2 Florida (10-1) did not play. Next:
at No. 23 Florida State, Saturday.
No. 3 Oklahoma (10-1) did not play. Next:
at No. 11 Oklahoma State, Saturday.
No. 4 Texas (10-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Texas A&M, Thursday, late
No. 5 Southern Cal (9-1) did not play.
Next: vs. Notre Dame, Saturday.
No. 6 Penn State (11-1) did not play.
Next: vs. TBD, Rose Bowl, Jan. 1.
No. 7 Texas Tech (10-1) did not play.
Next: vs. Baylor, Saturday.
No. 8 Utah (12-0) did not play. Next:
TBD.
No. 9 Boise State (11-0) did not play.
Next: vs. Fresno State, Friday.
No. 10 Ohio State (10-2) did not play.
Next: TBD.
No. 11 Oklahoma State (9-2) did not


play. Next: vs. No. 3 Oklahoma,
Saturday.
No. 12 Missouri (9-2) did not play.
Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday.
No. 13 Georgia (9-2) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech, Saturday.
No. 14 TCU (10-2) did not play. Next:
TBD.
No. 15 Ball State (12-0) beat Western
Michigan 45-22. Next: vs. Buffalo, Dec.
5.
No. 16 Cincinnati (9-2) did not play.
Next: vs. Syracuse, Saturday.
No. 17 Oregon State (8-3) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 19 Oregon, Saturday.
No. 18 Georgia Tech (8-3) did not play.
Next: at No. 13 Georgia, Saturday.
No. 19 Oregon (8-3) did not play. Next:
at No. 17 Oregon State, Saturday.
No. 20 BYU (10-2) did not play. Next:
TBD.
No. 20 Boston College (8-3) did not
play. Next: vs. Maryland, Saturday.
No. 22 Michigan State (9-3) did not
play. Next: TBD.
No. 23 Florida State (8-3) did not play.
Next: at No. 2 Florida, Saturday.
No. 24 Northwestern (9-3) did not play.
Next: TBD.
No. 25 Mississippi (7-4) did not play.
Next: vs. Mississippi State, Friday.


BASEBALL
National League
MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Agreed to
terms with LHP R.J. Swindle on a one-
year contract and OF-INF Jason
Bourgeois on a minor league contract.
Named Doug Reynolds East Coast
crosschecker and Corey Rodriguez
West Coast crosschecker.
SAN DIEGO PADRES-Named Adam
Bourassa area scout for the Mid-
Atlantic region and Noah Jackson area
scout for Northern California.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-Assigned C
Hamed Haddadi to Dakota (NBADL).
FOOTBALL
National Football League
DENVER BRONCOS-Waived S
Roderick Rogers.
HOUSTON TEXANS-Placed RB Ahman
Green on injured reserve. Signed RB
Darius Walker from practice squad.
Released LB Justin Roland from prac-
tice squad.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Placed P
Adam Podlesh on injured reserve. Signed
P Steve Weatherford. Activated TE
George Wrighster and DE Jeremy Mincey
from physically-unable-to-perform list.
Waived CB Omare Lowe. Waived TE
Chris Brown from practice squad. Signed
C Tim Mattran to practice squad.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Released
RB Shaun Alexander. Signed DT Ryan
Boschetti.
Arena Football
STOCKTON LIGHTNING-Announced
WR Troy McBroom, LB Dale Robinson
and qL Travis Tofi have been assigned
to the team.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


TODAY: Boys Basketball at First Academy of Orlando, 6/7:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Fort Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Braden River, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Braden River, 6
p.m.; Boys Soccer at Hardee, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee, 6 p.m.


.-' TODAY: Boys Basketball vs. Martin County, 6/7:30 p.m.
\ h MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Okeechobee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30
p.m.; Girls Soccer at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Soccer at McKeel Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. McKeel Academy,
Lake Placid 6/7:30 p.m.


Sebring


SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Martin County, 5:30/7 p.m.
MONDAY: Girls Soccer vs. Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Booker, 7:30 p.m.; Girls
Soccer vs. Booker, 6 p.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


YMCA Martial Arts
SEBRING The YMCA is offering mar-
tial arts, basic self-defense classes on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:45-
7:45 p.m.
The classes are instructed by Gary
Davis, a certified Black Belt in Ronin Goju
Karate and who has also received training
in various forms of martial arts and self
defense tactics.
The class will offer its' students the
chance to learn basic self-defense as well
as a variety of martial arts.
Goju Karate will be the main course of
study, with lessons also in Judo, Jui Jitsu
and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
SThe benefits pf martial prts are increased
cardio and improvement in balance, flexi-
bility, speed, coordination and mental
awareness.
Fees for the class are $15 per month for
YMCA members and $30 per month for
community participants.
Uniform and personal protective equip-
ment are the responsibility of the student.
For more information, call 381-5399.

YMCA Cheerleading
SEBRING A cheerleading program
will be offered at the YMCA for children
aged 5-13 years old beginning Dec. 9.
The program is eight weeks long, with a
two-week holiday break.
Practice will be once a week, either
Tuesday's from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or
Thursday's from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost for the program is $25 for YMCA
members, $50 for the community.
Registration ends Dec. 5.
For more information call the YMCA at
382-9622

Avon Park Youth Basketball
AVON PARK Youth Basketball for
boys and girls, ages 4-17 will be at the
Avon Park Recreation Center, 207 E. State
St. Registration will be Monday through
Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., through
Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Registration fee is $25 per child.
We will be concentrating on good
sportsmanship, character building, socializ-
ing skills and principles of basketball.
For information, call 452-4414.

Doty Golf Classic
AVON PARK Play golf and help the
kids! The 17th Annual Brad Doty
Memorial Children's Christmas Golf
Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the
Pinecrest Golf and Country Club.
It will be a four-man scramble format
with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Entry fee is $60, which includes greens
fee and cart, lunch, beverages on and off
the course, raffle and door prizes, range
balls and lots of fun.
The field will be flighted according to
total team handicap.
Cohan Radio Group will provide the
Hole-In-One prizes.
Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
The tournament benefits the less fortu-
nate local children who need the help of
others during the Christmas season.
For additional information, call John
Vickers, 453-7555 or Kip Doty, 446-4008.

Highlands Winter Leagues
SEBRING The Highlands County
Parks and Recreation will begin its' winter
league games on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the
Multi-Sports Complex.
Registration will begin Dec. 1 and run
through the end of the month.
Winter Leagues will include Men's
Slow-Pitch, Church League, Women's
League and a Co-Ed League.
The deadline to pay all league fees will
be Monday, Dec. 29.
Leagues are open to adults and youth
from 16-years old and up. Youth must turn
16 during the 2009 calender year and must
have parents permission.
Anyone interested in participating in the
winter leagues are encouraged to contact
Dan Jamison with the Highlands County
Parks and Recreation Department at 402-
6755 or 402-6812.


Lake Placid Senior Softball
LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Men's
Senior Softball League is inviting players to
join the league for the 2009 season.
Interested players should come to the
Lake June ball fields on Mondays and
Wednesday at 9 a.m. to participate in
informal practice sessions.
Team rosters will be established at the
end of December and league play will
begin the first week in January and run
through March.

Charity Golf Tournament
SEBRING Handicapped Americans
Love of Life Organization is planning their
2nd annual Charity Golf Tournament to be
held Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Sebring
Municipal Golf Course.
Sign in is at 8 a.m. for the four person
scramble, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Registration forms are available at the
Pro shop please register by Friday,
December 5.
This event is open to all of central
Florida and includes a Men's and Ladies
Division.
Entry Fee is $55.00 per person, which
includes a continental breakfast, round of
golf with cart, a goodie bag, and lunch fol-
lowing play. ,
The prize for the first "Hole-In-One"
will be a $1000, sponsored by the Cohan
Radio Group.
First and second prizes will be awarded
in both divisions.
Mulligans will be available, two for $5
and raffle tickets will also be available for
purchase before play.
Your generous support from this event
benefits Handicapped Americans Love of
Life Organization's building fund for their
proposed continuing rehab facility which will
enable our physically challenged residents of
Highlands County achieve a better qualify of
life after prescribed care is finished.
We hope you will join us in the effort to
make this a memorable fundraiser!
For more information or to obtain your
sponsorship or registration package, please
contact Bobbi Dorman at 385-6433, Chris
Young at 382-0419 or email H.A.L.L.O. at
halloinc@embarqmail.com.

Golf for AP Graduation
AVON PARK River Greens will be
the site of a fundraising golf tournament
that benefits the Avon Park High School
Graduation.
The tournament is a four-person scram-
ble with an 8:30 start on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Cost is $60 per person, which includes
greens fee, lunch with beverage and prizes.
Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
For more information or entry form call
Greg Kramer at 452-2215 or 443-6277.

Meals on Wheels golf scramble
SEBRING Get ready for the 9th
annual golf benefit to help those in our
community with their daily nutritional food
needs. A four-person scramble will take
place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December
6 at Harder Hall Country Club.
The entry fee is $55 per golfer, $220
foursome, which includes a great continen-
tal breakfast, soft drinks on the course,
lunch and great raffle prizes and awards
Donations of prizes and hole sponsor-
ships from businesses and public welcome.
Entry forms at Harder Hall, or for more
information, call Jeff Dressel, Scramble
Coordinator at (863) 381-2752.

Highlands County AAU
12-Under Baseball team
SEBRING We are forming a team of
12-and-under (league age as of May 2009)
to compete in the AAU League.
Prospective players must be willing to
practice 2-3 times a week and have games
on weekends both locally and at other
locations.
Tryouts will be held between
Thanksgiving and Christmas, with games
starting in February.
For mdre information call Bill Stephenson
at 863-381-8982 after 5:30 p.m.


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Country Club of Sebring
Couples played a Friday scramble on
November 21.
Tying for first/second places were
the teams of Jerry Moser, Carroll
Dukes, Maureen Wygant and Margaret
Like (match of cards); Pat Kragt, Norm
Zempel, Treva Magnuson and Onnalee
Schmalzried with 69 each. Tying for
third/fourth places were the teams of
Ted Schmalzried, Milt Drake, Marge
Keiser and Betty Dagnan; Earl Sheldon,
Bud Pieracini, Alice Rebec and Myrtle
Moser with 70 each.
The Monday Couples played a two-
some game, one best three balls net on
odd numbered holes, best of two balls
net on even numbered holes.
Winning first place were Sue and
Larry Manlove with 94; and second
place, Merry and Ray Brown with 96.
Tying for third/fourth places were June
and Ken Maloney, Jean and Ron Poore
With 97.

Golf Hammock
The Ladies Association played a
Scrub Jay Tournament on Monday,
November 24.
The winners were: First Flight First
place, Marian Passafume with 80; sec-
ond place, Mary Ellen Anderson; and
tying for third/fourth places were Laura
Kebberly and Jeanne Fivecoat with 85
each. Second Flight First place, Jean
Haig with 94; second place, Florence
Towell with 95; and tying for
third/fourth places were Peggy Schaffer
and Ruth Kirk with 96 each. Third Flight
-.First place, Norrie Harris with 94; tying
for second/third places were Joanne
Thornburg and Nancy Porcari with 95
each.

Harder Hall
The Ladies League played a Reduce'
One Hole to Par event on Monday,
November 24.
The winners were: First place, Dori
Landrum with 63; second place, Helen
Sayre with 64; and third place, Doris
Herrick with 67.
Chip-in: No. 13, Dori Landrum; No. 6
and 18, Billie Aydelotte.

Lake June West Golf Club
A mixed scramble was played
Thursday, November 20.
Winning first place was the team of
John and Virginia Simmons, Tom and
Margaret Schultz, Dick Denhart with 47;
and second place, Ron and Sylvia West,
Joe and Joyce Swartz, Jo Ann McGill
with 51.
Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8,
Margaret Schultz, 19-feet-4-inches.


(Men), No. 2, Mario
Cappelletti, 9-feet-5-
inches; and No, 4, Joe
Swartz, 18-feet-15-
inches.
The men's associa-
tion played a Men's
Best Ball event on
Wednesday, November
19.
Winning first place
was the team of Mario
Cappelletti, Charles
Allen, Ben Tarr, Joe
Swartz and Walt Nagel Availabl
with 38; and second
place, Ron West, Bob
Knishka, Charles Goins
and Don Russell with
40.
Closest to the pin:
No. 2, Larry Dorobiala,
12-feet-9-inches; No. 4,
Joe Swartz, 8-feet-8-
inches; and No. 8,
Mario Cappelletti, 15-
feet-5-inches.
The ladies associa-
tion played a Women's
League event on
Monday, November 17.
Winning first place was the team of
Virginia Simmons, Betty Billau and
Laurie Lorig with 39; second place,
Joanne McGill, Joyce Swartz and Elaine
Orr with 40; and third place, Leola
Robillard, Doris Weeks and Pat Asmus
with 42.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Annie Hall,
4-inches; and No. 8, Pat Asmus, 2-feet-
10-inches.

Pinecrest
On Thursday, November 21, the
ladies association played Chapman
System Tournament.
Winning first place was the team of
Joyce Erickson and Brad Kurek with 65;
and second place, Avis Sasser and
Sammie Long with 70.

River Greens
The men's association played a
Men's Day event on Saturday,-
November 22.
Winning first place was the team of
J.R. Messier, Harold Plagens, Fred
Evans and Peter March with minus-29.
Tying for second/third places were the
teams of Len Westdale, Ken, Brunswick,
Dick .McClay and Dick Seifart; Gil Heier
(Draw), Bob Wolf, Lefty St. Pierre and
John, D'Amanda with minus-22 each.
A morning scramble was played on
Friday, November 21.
Winning first place was the team of
Cliff and Mary Steele, Dave Knoblauch


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A Friday afternoon scram
played on November 21.
Winning first place was the
John Smutnick, John Messie
Johnson, Dick McClay, Ed '
and Rosie Clifford with 15-ur
second place, Dennis Duni
Therrien, Lefty St. Pierre, Tim
and Judy Wooten with 14-und
The ladies association play
am tournament on Thursday, N
20.
* Winning first place was the
Karen Speaker, Annie Kozak, C
and Pauline Bridge.
Individual winners.were: Fii
Pauline Bridge with plus-12
second place, Annie Kozak wit
Tying for third/fourth plac
Jeanette Rowe and Elaine Kep
plus-3 each.
The Lake Damon South wa
on Thursday, November 20.
Winning first place was the
Glenn Nelson, Gordon Clauw
Kegler and Terry H. Lewis wit
18. ,
The men's association play
am tournament on We
November 19.
Winning first place was the
Cecil Lemons, Keith Kincer, Ne
and Ken Koon with plus-5;
place, Len Westdale, Dick Ly


John Hierholzer with
even; and third place,
.Dale Mundt, Ray Knauf,
Ed Mosser and J.R.
Messier with mirrus-2.
Individual winners
were: A Flight First
place, Len Westdale
with plus-1; and second
place, Jan Wright with
erial minus-1. B Flight- First
place,,Ken Koon with
tent plus-6; and second
place, Bob Wolf with
News Providers plus-2. C Flight First
, place, Leo Persails with
plus-1 1/2; and second
place, Dick Lynch with
even. D Flight Tying.
for first/second places
were Ed Westfield and
Elton Gate with plus-1
each..
The Morrison Group
played a game on
^ Tfuesday, November 18.
f Winning first place
was the team of
Richard Lynch, Johnny
Wehunt, Bill Mountford
id place, and Harold Plagens.with minus-21; and
k, Harold second place; Jim Anderson, Clark
estfield. Austin, Kenneth Brunswick and Donald
ible was McDonald with minus-20.
The Golfettes played a game on
Steam of Tuesday, November 1,8.
r, Donna The winners were: Gross First
Westfield place, Laura Smutnick; and second
ider; and place, Jeanette Rowe. Flight 1 First
n, Linda place, Patricia Gower; and second
Thomas place, Judy Wooten. Net -.First place,
er. Pat Kincer; and second place, Betty
ed a pro Wallace. Flight 1 First place, Colleen
november Posey; and second place, Kay Conkle.
The Limited Member Group played.a
Steam of game on Monday, November 17.
)arol Roy Winning first place was the team of
Bea Sherman, Don Sherman and Don
rst place, Long with plus-3 1/2. Individual win-
1/2; and ners were: Tying for first place were Bea
:h plus-4. Sherman and Larry Drake with plus-5
es were each.
)pler with The Morrison Group played a game
on Monday, November 17.
as played The winners were: First place, Ken
Brunswick with plus-10; second place,
team of Lefty St. Pierre with. plus-9; and third
vs, Glenn place, Larry Roy with plus-7.
h minus- .The Sunday Shootout was played on
November 16.
led a pro Winning first place was the team of
dnesday, Russ Rudd, Joan Brode, Dick McClay
and Georgia Seifart with minus-29; sec-
Steam of ond place, Len Westdale, Paul Johnson,
il Purcell Donna Johnson and Peter March with
; second minus-28; and third place, Rodney
ynch and Davis, John Hierholzer,, Mary Pelfrey


(Draw) and Bob Mitchell with minus-.
27.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, Jan
Stevens; No. 5, Matt Shallack; No. 12,
Laura Smutnick; and No. 17, Greg
Gentry.

Sebring Municipal
Last Monday the Mezza group
Splayedindividual pro-am points at the
Sebring Municipal golf course. The win-
ners were: A group first place Pat Dell
plus 4, second place Jack Perrin minus
3; B group first place Paul Brown plus
2, second place Larry Holzwarth plus 1;
C group first place Curt Matterson and
Doug Haire tied at even; D group first
place Cliff Hall plus 2, second place Sal
Sboto even; E group first place Bobby
Culberson plus 3, second place Frank
Branca plus 1; F group first place Jerry.
Edwards even, second place Rudy
Pribble and Paul Skidmore atminus 2;
G group first place Pete Mezza plus 3,
second place Karl Mellor plus 2; H
group Andy Timberlais and Bbb Fidlin
tied at plus 3.
Next week this group will play at the
River Greens golf course.
This will be a shotgun start beginning
at 8:15. Please arrive early to register.
If you haven't signed up,call Pete
Mezza at 382 1280:

SpringLake
On Tuesday, November 18, the Men's
Golf Association played two man teams
for points, in two flights.
The team of Jan Hard and Leon Van
won first place.in A flight with 86 net
points.
The team of Dan Ostapowicz and
Dave Kamish made 80 points to take
second place, winning a tie breaker with
the team of Bob Hinde and Charles Mc
Williams in third place.
The team of Gary Graves and Gene
Hearn finished fourth with 79.
SFirst place,in B flight went to the.
team of Ed Clay and George'Seeger with
92 points, followed by: the second
place tpam of Dorwin Van Gundy and
a blind dradk, wtith:90; the third place
team of. John Bozynski and .Bob
Frederick, with 88; and the fourth place
team of John Koller and blind draw,
with 86.
On Thursday, the.:men. played four
man teams for net, score..first place
was wdn b~i the team of 6eorge Danser,
Gene Hearn, Harry Lassiter and Paul
Marchand with a combined net score of
271.
The team of Gary Graves, Brick
'Maclaren, Dan Porter and George
Seeger finished second at 280.


Devils improve at line, bedevil the Griffins


Continued from 1C


21-of-31 attempts.


go one-for-four in free Th(
throws. brieflyl
Avon Park's Avierre office;
Connor would share the photo
love, and picked up 16 Th
points hitting from both the while
outside and on his inside Sulliv
breaks. throw
Connor would also hit again
four-of-four free throws in Mary
the fourth, took t
"They were killing us quest
with the three pointers, and clock
coach adjusted us to a 1-3-1 A g
defense," Connor said. "We while
have never played that. out i
defense before, but we Regis
adjusted. We've still got five,
some work to do, like at the Benel
free throw line. In our last show.
two games we could not buy Ev
a free'throw. Tonight we -down
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'We've still got
some work to do,
like at the free
throw line. Tonight
we seemed to do
better.'

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Red Devil guard
ing dunk-with just a few sec-
onds left on the clock, and
would cap the score at 58-
42..
After the game, Benefiel
took even more time harassing
fans and a member of the Avon
Park administration before he
was convinced to leave by his
own coaching staff.
The undefeated Red
Devils play again Friday on
the road against First
Academy in Orlarido.


Continued from 1C
The third quarter saw the
Sebring offense come from
the outside as they chipped
into the lead.
Kayla Clemens canned a
three-pointer and Moore con-
nected on two more jumpers
to creep the Streaks a tad
closer, trailing 38-30 heading
into the final eight minutes.
Tan'gie McCullors got'those
minutes started with a short.
jumper and Shoop got free
underneath for two.
But DeSoto was able to
keep Sebring at an arm's
length, matching each score
arid dropping the Lady
Streaks to 1-3 on the season
and 0-3 in district play.
"When you lose you have


two choices, you can 'pout or
you can go to work," Lee
said: "I'm :encouraged. .I see
progress made from game to
gaLme and I know what we've
got to work on.
"It's not.going to happen
overnight, but so long as we
keep, improving as we have
been," he continued, "we'll
get where we want to be."
Shoop lead all scorers with
16 points followed by
Williams' 9 and Moore's'.
eight.
Gabby Edelmann paced the
Bulldogs with 14 points and
Anrika Bristol added 11.
The Lady Streaks get back
in action Tuesday, taking the
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Largemouth bass are amazing fish

a Late summer and fall provide
some of the best freshwater fishing
opportunities


By FWC Staff


When a male largemouth bass prepares
a spawning bed and the female lays her
eggs, the pair typically produces 5,000
10,000 fertilized eggs, and it may hap-
pen multiple times during the breeding
season that starts in the springtime.
The male protects the eggs until they
hatch two to four days later, then the
young fish or fry live off yolk sac for a
couple of weeks, after which they start
feeding on microscopic animals. The
male continues protecting the fry until
they reach about an inch long, and they
start eating other fish including their
own brothers and sisters. They can eat
fish half as large as their own bodies, but
they also eat insects, frogs, crayfish and
shrimp among other things.
Over a spawning season, a big female
largemouth bass can produce 100,000
eggs, but only two of them have to sur-
vive long enough to become adults and
to breed to keep the population stable.
That takes two to four years in the wild.
Bass survive by taking advantage of
their keen senses of sight, smell, taste,
hearing and touch, plus a lateral line that
enables them to detect motion in the wa-
ter around them. That helps them catch
food, even when they can't see well.
They can see colors and contrasts.
They seem to like reds and whites in
shallow water, and anglers know to use
those colors on the lures used to catch
them.
About 822,000 anglers target large-
mouths and other black bass in Florida
every year. If you take the number of
bass fishermen and multiply it by, the
number of days they spend fishing for
them, the total is 15 million fishing days.
That compares to 6 million fishing days
for red drum, the most popular saltwater
fish in Florida.
Florida has its own distinct strain of
largemouth bass in the southern two


Jeffrey Smith caught this 18-pound, 8-ounce largemouth bass in a Polk County


orange grove lake. (Photo by Steve Smith)

thirds of the state. In the rest of the
state, the largemouth has a mixture of
Florida and northern largemouth bass
genes, which don't grow.as fast. Nearly
all the top 25 bass reported anywhere
have some Florida bass genes.
The largest bass ever caught was a
22.25-pounder, certified in 1932. The
largest ever caught in Florida weighed
a little more than 20 pounds, but fish-
eries biologists believe there are larger
ones swimming in Florida's waters
right now.


The oldest lhugemouth bass ever
recorded in Florida was 16 years old.
Scientists can tell how old a fish is by
counting the rings on its ear bones,
similar to the way' they can tell how
old a tree is by counting the rings in its
trunk.
All trophy bass are females, because
typically only females get larger than
20 inches long or weigh more than four
pounds. Sometimes the males get a
little larger than that, but not typically.


FWC biologists list bass fishing honeyholes
Each year, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (1FWC) fisheries biologists select a list of Florida lakes and
rivers as top black bass fishing destinations. This year's picks are:


m Lake George18 miles northwest of Deland.
* Lake Tohopekaliga at Kissimmee.
* Lake Kissimmee, east of Lake Wales.
* Rodman Reservoir, east of Gainesville.
a Lake Tarpon near Tampaj St. Petersburg:
* Lake Weohyakapka, commonly known as Lake
a Walk-in-Water south of Orlando.
* Lake Istokpoga south of Sebring.
* Deer Point Lake north of Panama City.
* The Suwannee River from a swampy region near the
Georgia border to the Gulf of Mexico.
* The Everglades Water Conservation Areas in South
Florida.
* Crescent Lake near Crescent City.


Tenoroc Fish Management Area near Lakeland.
m Mosaic Fish Management Area in Polk and Hendry
counties.
For more details about how and where to fish these lakes,
Updates throughout the year and information about fish con-
sumption advisories or special regulations, visit MyFWC.
com,Fishing, Forecast.

Fishing has never been easier in Florida
You may obtain fishing license privileges 24 hours a day by visiting
MyFWC.com/License or by calling 1-888-FISHFLORIDA (347-4356).
Processing fees apply on sales via telephone and Internet. A
unique license number will be assigned, which allows you to begin
fishing immediately after the transaction.


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GO FISHING

Support conservation


If you add up the numbers
economists use, you'll find
that in an average day, Flor-
ida's economy benefits by
$6.5 million from freshwa-
ter fishing in Florida. That's
about $4,500 every minute. It
also provides jobs for 23,500
Floridians.
In 2006, 14.4 million
days of freshwater fishing in
Florida were enjoyed by 11.4
million Americans over the
age of 16. Keeping Florida's
fishing spots healthy to sus-
tain quality fishing that keeps
them coming back requires
a significant investment in
research, management and
law enforcement.
Of those anglers, approxi-
mately 562,000 buy a fresh-
water fishing license. Most of
the others are exempt. Those
license fees pay for much of
the state's conservation ef-
forts.
Another important source


of money that pays for keep-
ing fish and wildlife in good
shape comes from the "Go
Fishing" license plate seen
on many cars and boat trail-
ers. It costs an extra $27 to
purchase the specialty license
plate. It features a natural un-
derwater scene in native eel-
grass with a largemouth bass,
bluegill and redear sunfish,
designed by Scott Hiestand.
The plate can be purchased
at most tax collectors' offices
or licensed tag agents or by
visiting www.BuyaPlate.com.
Another way to contribute
to fish and wildlife conserva-
tion is to visit www.Wild-
lifeFoundationofFlorida.com
and make a donation. While
there, purchase a Glen Lau
fishing print or DVD and re-
ceive a free 2008 bass calen-
dar and bumper sticker with
your purchase. The profits
support the Florida Bass
,Conservation Center.


Here's how to tie a

knot that won't let

fish slip away

Improved clinch knot
Used for tying line to a hook, swivel and some artificial
lures.


1. Put the tag end of the line
through the eye of the
hook and bring toward the
line.

2. Make five twists around
the standing line.

3. Take the tag end back
toward the hook and push
it throughthe first loop
nearest the eye. Bring
the tag end back through
the big loop made in the
previous step.

4. Holding the hook and the
line, pull the knot tightly
until it looks like the knot
at left.


Tie the knot correctly, and wet the knot prior to fully tighten-
ing it. Trim tag end to 18 inch after completely tightening
the knot.


State-of-the-art facility conserves


and enhances bass fishing in Florida


By FWC Staff
When the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) dedicated the
new Florida Bass Conserva-
tion Center in February, the
FWC began harnessing cut-
ting-edge technology to sup-
port the freshwater fishing
industry. Gov. Charlie Crist,
in a letter to FWC Chairman
Rodney Barreto, said the cer-
emony ushered in a new era.
"This state-of-the-art facil-
ity, combined with new re-
search and production meth-
ods, will help ensure safe
and sustainable use of these
resources for generations to
come," Crist said.
Recreational fishing pours
$2 billion a year into the
state's economy and sup-
ports 23,500 jobs. The new
facility includes a pathology
lab and will use genetic tech-


nology to enable scientists to
preserve the unique Florida
largemouth bass that is na-
tive only to peninsular Flor-
ida and ensure only healthy
fish leave the lab for stocking
projects.
Plans call for a compre-
hensive library and Internet
data center and facilities to
host scientists from the high-
est levels of research.
A visitor center, with a
$6-million price tag, is part
of the vision. Most of the
funding for the visitor center
will come from private sec-
tor partners and matching
federal funds
Ed Moyer, then-director of
the FWC's Division of Fresh-
water Fisheries, initially pro-
posed construction of the new
conservation center about six
years ago when he and other
experts recognized the old


hatchery was too antiquated
and inefficient to match the
state's needs. He envisioned
a climate-controlled rearing
facility to give biologists an
opportunity to spawn bass
and other freshwater species
at the most favorable time
for stocking projects.
The new facility will en-
able scientists to produce
more fish than ever before
for stocking and to release
them when they can contrib-
ute most to healthy fisheries.
Combined with the FWC's
extensive efforts to enhance
aquatic habitats and to regu-
late the fisheries based on the
best scientific data available,
the possibilities can boggle
the mind.
"Think about it," Moyer
said. "We're already on top,
and we have no intention of
going anywhere but up."


The new bass conservation center replaced the 1965-vintage Richloam Fish Hatchery and
triples its capacity to produce various bass, bream, catfish and feeder fish. (FWC photo)

The FBCC enables
biologists to hatch eggs
in well-oxygenated and
temperature- controlled
hatching jars and then
grow out the fry and
fingerlings indoors to
avoid predators and
allow'better monitoring
of diseases to ensure
quality. (FWC photo)


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LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under the above-named Defendant(s), if de-
ceased or whose last known addresses are
unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose Mortgage covering the fol-
lowing real and personal property described
as follows, to-wit:
Lot 19, BLOCK 101, PLACID LAKES SEC-
TION FOURTEEN, as per Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 8, Page 19, 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 Erin Amate Zebell, Butler &
Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite
E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original
with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or
before 30 days from the first publication, oth-
erwise a Judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 12th day of November, 2008.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
L. E. "Luke" E. Brooker
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Is/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
November 21, 28, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 08-401PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Charles S. Passler
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of Charles
S. Passler, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The estate is testate and the date of the dece-
dent's Will and any Codicils are November 24.
1999. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a copy of
the notice of administration is served must
object to the validity of the will (or any codi-
cil), qualifications of the personal representa-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by fil-
ing a petition or other pleading requesting re-
lief in accordance with the Florida Probate


Rules. WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON
THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is


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required to file a petition for determination of
exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective share is required to file an
election to take elective share WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Carl Passler
225 Campfire Road
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James F. McCollum
Florida Bar No. 0152027
James F. McCollum, P.L.
129 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
November21, 28, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-470
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SELWYN MAYNARD
KIRSHENBAUM,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that an Order
of Summary Administration has been entered
in the estate of Selwyn Maynard Kirshenbaum,
deceased, File Number PC 08-470, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870;
that the decedent's date of death was May 22,
2008; that the total cash value of the estate is
$40,000.00 and that the names and addresses
of those to'whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Doris Kirshenbaum
2509Cloud Nine Parkway
Sebring, FL 33872
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is November 28, 2008.
/s/ Merrill Kirshenbaum
/s/ Doris Kirshenbaum
/s/ Joel Kirshenbaum
Is/ Susan Kirshenbaum
Petitioners
/s/ Michael J. Trombley
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 176596
329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5139
Fax: (863) 385-2566 or (863) 385-2296
November 28; December 5,2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001017
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS
REALTY CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALFREDO PEREZ CASTILLO; ANSON STREET
LLC; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALFREDO
PEREZ CASTILLO A/K/A MARISOL NARANJO;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
17th day of November, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-001017, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein CIT-
IGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS REALTY CORP.,
is the Plaintiff and ALFREDO PEREZ CASTIL-
LO; ANSON STREET LLC; STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALFREDO PEREZ CASTILLO
A/K/A MARISOL NARANJO; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of December,
2008, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
PARCEL 1; LOTS 27,28, BLOCK 162, LEI-
SURE LAKES SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. PARCEL 2; LOT 29, BLOCK 162, LEISURE
LAKES SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 18th day of November, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-37147
November 21,28, 2008


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08-401PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Charles S. Passler
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Charles
S. Passler, deceased, whose date of death
was February 26, 2008, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 092-03-0862, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori-
da 33870. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the persona rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent'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 THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THE.
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er 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 PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this no-
tice is November 21, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Carl Passler
225 Campfire Road
Chappaqua, New York 10514
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James F. McCollum
Florida Bar No. 0152027
James F. McCollum, P.L.
129 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
November 21, 28, 2008
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-294GCS
HSBC BANK USA NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE
RELATING TO PEOPLE'S CHOICE
HOME LOAN SECURITIES TRUST
SERIES 2006-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FE REYES, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed November 17, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 28-2008-CA-294GCS of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK
USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDEN-
TURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE INDENTURE RE-
LATING TO PEOPLE'S CHOICE HOME LOAN
SECURITIES TRUST SERIES 2006-1, is the
Plaintiff, and FE REYES; JONATHAN REYES;
TERI S. VELMONT; BAN VELMONT A/K/A BEN
VELMONT; are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 16th day of December, 2008, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 31, BLOCK 60, OF SUN N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 3901 HARLANDO AVENUE, SEBR-
ING, FL 33872
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 November 18, 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
F07065471 FIDLITTON-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.
November 28; December 5, 2008

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08000030GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NEIL A. DRAPAL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed November 17, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 08000030GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff, and NEIL A. DRAPAL; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF NEIL A. DRAPAL N/K/A
AMBER DRAPAL; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 16th day of December, 2008, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOTS 18 AND 19, BLOCK 4, HIGHLANDS
PARK ESTATES, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 87, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 204 PATTON AVENUE, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FL 33852


Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.


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WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 18, 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
F07068225 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**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.
November 28; December 5, 2008



THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08000177GCS
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE C-BASS MORTGAGE LOAN
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-CB1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GREGORY S. MORRIS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed November 17, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 08000177GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C-
BASS MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CB1, is the
Plaintiff, and GREGORY S. MORRIS; MAR-
LENE E. MORRIS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THEIR HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL 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; SEBR-
ING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A JOSHUA FAIR-
ALL, and TENANT #2 N/K/A TARRAH FAIR-
ALL; are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
16th day of December, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 20, BLOCK 10, OF SEBRING RIDGE,
SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,
PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 4809 WHITING 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 November 18,2008.
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
F08004327 LITTON-CONV-R-abiven
**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.
November 28; December 5,2008


THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-480-GCS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LINDA HARRISON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed November 17, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 2007-480-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein WASHINGTON MU-
TUAL BANK, is the Plaintiff, and LINDA HAR-
RISON; ANY AND ALL 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; are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 16th day of December, 2008, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 9, BLOCK 752, SUN N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 15R1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 64, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
AK/A 4637 BONNIE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL
33872
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 November 18, 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
F07019175 WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMC-R-


ejayska
**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,


1050 Lega
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.
November 28; December 5, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001043
DIVISION:
WACHOVIA BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANDREW R. SHARPE, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 17,
2008, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-
001043 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Flori-
da in which WACHOVIA BANK, NA, is the
Plaintiff and ANDREW R. SHARPE, TENANT
#1 N/K/A DAVID GAYNOR, are defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the base-
ment, Highlands County Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870,
Highlands County, Florida at 11:00am on the
16th day of December, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
LOT 13, BLOCK 7, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION
G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, AT PAGE 28,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4808'MACKEREL DRIVE, SEBRING, FL
33870
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 19th
day of November, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813)221-4743
08-08252
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice of
Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
November 28; December 5, 2008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1649
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC
HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS
COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 9th day
of December. 2008 beginning at 3:00 .m.
or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Coun-
ty Commissioners Board Room, Highlands
County Government Center Building, 600
South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to
consider a variance request to allow a 20.4
foot and a 19.5 foot front yard setback instead
of the required 25 feet to convert an existing
screen room into living area and a 19.3 foot
and a 20.7 foot front yard setback instead of
the required 25 feet for an existing dwelling,
within the area described as follows: an ap-
proximate 1/4 acre lot located at the South
end of Pineview Drive in Sebring Oaks Subdi-
vision, the lot being located at 3910 Pineview
Drive, Sebring, Florida 33875 and legally de-
scribed as follows: Lot 81, Sebring Oaks, as
recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 40, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervi-
sor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling or
writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coor-
dinator at: 863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for
CART or interpreter services should be made
at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordi-
nation of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
MR. JIM BROOKS, CHAIRMAN
November 23, 28, 2008



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

1400 Health Care Services

RISK MANAGER-Certified RM or RN with
Risk Mgmt. experience. Send resume to:
Administrator, Oaks at Avon, 1010 HWY 27
N., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. Fax: 863-453-5200
scummings@filtc.com



1550 Professional Services
B & M Pet Care & Home Services
Pet Sitting
Pet Care
Home Services
email:
bandmpetcareandhomeservices@live.com
*ask me about your senior discount*
for more details- visit my web site.
www.bandmoetcareandhomesevicese.vweb.com
863-253-7173
HANDYMAN BOB
Install doors, windows, flooring,
minor electric & plumbing.
Lic. & Ins. Call 863-452-5201 or
863-449-1744.
HOUSE CLEANING
WEEKLY, BI-WEEKLY, MONTHLY
SEASONAL + ONE TIME CLEANING.
RELIABLE WITH REFERENCES.
INSURED & BONDED.863-214-5317
POWER WASHING by CANDY
Homes, Mobile, RV's, Boats etc....
Residential/ Commercial
Licensed & Insured
Call (863) 386-1019
RODRIGUEZ LAWN CARE
Mowing, trimming, mulch, landscaping. Free
estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
lent references. Licen. and insured. 863- 314-
0969


2100 Help Wanted
COUNSELOR FT, Challenging juvenile
Justice position In Avon Park.
MS. Degree, Competitive benefits
Email:dalethompsonlmhc@gmail.
com (941)-7303411
Experienced Carpenters needed.
Must have passport and
be able to travel.
Call 866-472-0228
MEDICAL OFFICE, Experienced in
computer input, phone work, charting,
Team player
Fax resume:863-299-4352


* General Labor Construction
* CDL-A w/Hazmat
* Light Industrial All Shifts
* Carpenters w/Tools
*Equipment Operators

Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work
6:00 A.M. Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.

3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Workplace

WANT NEW FURNITURE?
Need to sell the old furniture first?
Call News-Sun classified,
385-6155.
Then shop till you drop!


2100 Help Wanted
BUTTONWOOD BAY RV & IMH Resort
Is seeking to Iill a Full lime maintenance po-
sition Responsibilities include daily unkeep
of property grounds, facilities and equipmentI
Apply in person at 10001 US 11wy 27 South
Sebring, I'.O1:01

MEAI.S ON wheels requires an office person
Io work 25 hours a week, to co-ordinate incal
delivery Mond;ay Io Friday. including holi-
days. Nice police on Pine Street. We are
looking for a fun person, in good health and
fairly strong. calmly antd compassionate, a peo-
ple person. Write to P.O. Box 169. Sehring
33871


OFFICE ASSISTANT Needed In
Busy ASC. Must be team player.
Fax resume: 863-471-6834
Attn: Cindy
OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT
For busy eye clinic. FT/PT, send
resume to PO Box 991,
Lake Placid, Fl 33862
PICC RN
To place PICC and midlines in skilled
nursing facilities. EXCELLENT PAYII
ivaccess@comcast.net.
Call IV ACCESS @ 1-888-550-4441.


DATA ENTRY PROCESSOR NEEDED! Earn
$3,500- $5,000 Weekly working from home!
Guaranteed paychecks! No experience nec-
essary! Positions available today! Register
online now! www.DataPositions.com
RN's
PICC/MIDLINE
CERTIFIED ONLY
877-976-9445
VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN
Fulltime experience preferred but not necessa-
ry. Please send resume to: Lake Forest Vet
Clinic, 320 US 27 North, Avon Park.
No phone calls.


Business
3050 Opportunities
Great Investment! # 1 Pool
Supply Franchise w/real estate,
high cash flow. Successful for 20
years. Call: Pat @ 813-230-7177.


4040 Homes For Sale
PALM HARBOR HOMES
4/2 Model Home Loaded!!!
Over 2,000sq ft set-up on your lot
for $499 per month (wac)
Plant City Factory Superstore
1-800-622-2832

4060 Homes for Sale
4060 Avon Park
EXTRR NICE Large Home Ouer-
looking Lake Lillian with guest
cottage. Priced to sell $269,995
No Saturday Showings
Call 863-453-8955
FOR SALE Rent Or lease 3bd, 1.5 ba
home In Avon Park.CHA, City limit,
Large fenced in backyard. $500/mo 1st
& last Call (423)-506-5898

4080 Homes for Sale
40U8 Sebring
BUY OR RENT
Best buy in Deer Run Estates, New 3BR with
office (or 4th BR), 2BA, dining room, den, Ig
house across from Golf Course. $100,000
under cost, willing to rent.
Call 708-774-8779


The following position closes on 12/5/08


Budget Analyst II 186 PG 21
$17.58 $28.95 hourly.


4080 A Homes for Sale

SEB-REDUCED The Crossings @
Sebring Ridge. 4/2/1CG, convenient location,
new paint, tile, carpet.
Nice neighborhood. $137,500.
Call 863-214-6531.

4100 Homes for Sale
4100 HLake Placid
BY BUILDER
NOW FOR Sale.REDUCED BY 65K. 3BD, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$214,900. 620 Catfish creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 414-4075 cell,
465-7338 after 3pm.

4 180 Duplexes for Sale
HALF OF a Duplex. (Sun N Lake) 2BD, 2BA
Washer, Dryer Hook up, CHA, screened in
porch, Tiled throughout home $65,000 Call
863-382-4918


5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
Lake Placid Over 200' water front on Lake
HunLley. 55+ park. 3BR, 2 full bath, dng rm,
living rm, kitchen, family rm w/gas fireplace.
Exercise rm, laundry & shop. In ground heat-
ed pool (inside) off family rm. 2/CG. Private
boat dock, total furnishings. Turnkey + much
more! $135,000 invested, sacrifice $98,000
OBO! By owner, 863-699-2823.32 Pleasant
View, Lakeside Village (Central). Will consider
motor home for partial payment.

NEW 14 & 16 WIDES
Delivered-Set-A/C-Skirt & Steps.
Low as 2BR $26,850. 3BR $29,850.
1BR $22,850. Banks 863-688-4635
Banksmobilehomes.com
SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call for more info.
or to see units. No pets please.
Call (863)385-7034

UNITS FOR SALE OR RENT
from $5,000.00 to $23,000.00 monthly lot
rent with annual lease $235.00 rentals
available $635.00 to $850.00 monthly.
WOODY'S RV RESORT 4414 US 27 South.
Sebring, FL 863-385-0500 or 863-441-1645


510 Mobile Home
51 0 Lots for Sale
LEISURE ACRE Park. Double Wide
Fully Furnished 2BD, 2BA, Carport,
CHA large Shed, Sun room, new
roof. Immediate Possession
863-314-0114

S1 CA Mobile Homes
5150 For Rent
2BR/2BA, C/H/A, W/D hook-ups, Quiet Area
Lake Placid area, $550/mo + deposit.No pets.
Call 863-465-1451 or 863-840-0494.


6050 Duplexes for Rent
Duplex 2/2/1 1300 Schlosser Rd.
Sebring. All appliances, no pets. Lawn
maint. included. $650 a month. First &
security. Call 863-452-0996, for appt.

VIOLA ST. AVON PARK-New duplex. 2 or
3br/2ba, incl. high speed internet, TV, lawn
care & W/D hookups. $710/mo. Furnished
short term rentals in Sun n Lakes SEBRING.
$1100/mo. Nov.-Dec. $2500/mo., Jan-Mar.
Pics @ www.mjaholdings.com 863-446-0461.

6 100 Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
LAKE PLACID- 2BD, 2BA Fully Furnished with
heated pool on golf coarse.CHA, Beautiful
Kitchen,Washer, Dryer. Quiet Neighborhhood.
55+ $675/mo. 863-381-0764

SEBRING Town House/Villa Corner
Unit 2200 SO FT 2BD, 2BA, 2CG, Den
$1295 mo. First, Last, Security.
954-325-4247

SEBRING 2BR/1.5BA.
LAKE JACKSON CONDOS
$525/mo., 1st & security, w/d
hook-up. No pets.
Call 863-471-1500 Ext. 101

S615 Furnished
6150 Apartments
LAKE PLACID: FURNISHED GOLFVIEW
EFFICIENCY WITH KITCHENETTE.
$475/MO., includes all utilities, pool.
Prudential Sanders Realty
863-465-1400


200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $595 & $795
1st mo, & sec. (863) 465-2740


6200t Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile Ilooris, central ;ir.. screen hack porch,
heautifltl liindscping, 695 nio. Pet fIriendly
HWY 27 S. behind DunIin Diioils., up the
hill, lurn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822
DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861.
LAKE PLACID near Interlake & Main.
2BR, 1BA, $600/mo., 1st & sec., lease.
Includes laundry facility. Available on
12/01/08. NO pets. Call 561-706-6743.
LAKE PLACID- SUN N LAKES
2BR, 2.5BA, on canal to Lake Grassy.
Kitchen appliances, plus w/d. No pets or
smoke. $650/mo. + sec.or $1200
seasonal. Call 863-465-0634
LP-PLACID LAKES. 2BR/1BA
$500/mo., $400sec.
Call 772-260-5029 or
772-597-3831.
MOVE IN SPECIAL
NO SECURITY DEPOSIT, 3RD MONTH FREE!
Duplex, 2 br/lba, near Sebring High
School/Fred Wild Elementary. $500, 1st, last.
Washer/dryer hookup, back porch, 385-8209.
SEBRING-2BR/1BA, near
Sebring High School, $450/mo., 1st
& security. W/D hook-up. No pets.
CALL 863-471-1500 Ext. 101


6250 Furnished Houses
***BEST DEAL IN TOWN***
Beautiful New 1BD,1BA, Great location, quiet
area new houses. Enjoy the view from your
front porch. Washer & dryer, some units fur-
nished. First month free $495 annual rates
850 seasonal (Possible Rent Free)call for
details 863-368 1029/Avon Park
AVON PARK- 2BD, 2BA furnished,
across from lake, Seasonal $1250 or an-
nual, $950mo. Please call 863-273-3704
For more information.
FISHERMANS PARADISE!
Sebring- Spring Lake Area, Lake Istokpoga,
18D & 2BD $400 to $775 mo. Includes water,
dock, cable & trash. No electric deposit.1RV
space available. $318. 863-381-1776


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/2 CLEAN split floor plan house,
large screen porch and-big back yard,
no smokers, no pets, quiet neighbor-
hood. Sun N Lake area. $695.00
Available 01/09 (317)413-4859.
AVON PARK House for rent.
4BR/2BA Unfurnished.
S$875 /mo. 324 Wilhite St.
Avon Park. Call 863-453-3588.
AVON PARK Large 3br, 2ba on Anoka
$600mo + Security.
863-453-3685 or 863-399-2524
L.P NEWCASTLE TOWNHOMES
NEW RENTALS AVAILABLE STARTING
@ $800 per month, 2BR, 2BA, Community
pool, basic cable, pets welcome, located 1/2
mile East of Hwy 27 on County Road 621,
232 Trafalgar Way, 863-465-4215
LAKE PLACID Sylvan Shores- Canal Front-
2BD, 2BA,1CG $750mo.Washer, Dryer, CHA,
Ready to move in. 561-302-3381
LAKE PLACID- 997 Washington Blvd NW.
Lake Placid, FI. 33852. Spacious 3BR,
2BA, 2CG, ready to move in.
Screened in back patio. $750/mo.
Call 305-233-4622
LAKE PLACID- Best deal In town.Placid
.,Lake Subdivision- 2BD,2BA,2CG,
Lemon Rd, New Tile, Updated A/C,
Fenced in backyard,Nice landscaping,
Vacant Lot, Small pet okay. $650mo.
863-381-2752 or 863-386-1589
SEB-GREAT LOCATIONS! SAVE ON ENERGY!!
2 or 3BR/2BA/1CG, screen porch, appliances
included. No pets or smoking.
Starting @ $750/mo. + sec.
Call 863-386-0868.
SEB-The Crossings @ Sebring Ridge.
4/2/1CG, convenient location, new paint, tile,
carpet. Nice neighborhood.
$950/mo. 1st +sec.
Call 863-214-6531.
SEBRING 6232 SUNRISE WAY
2BR/2BA/1CG. Screened in pool, big
yard. Access to Lake. W/D incl. 1400SF.
$700/mo + sec. 863-248-4672.
SEBRING- 2BR/2BA/1CG,
Cathedral ceilings,freshly painted &
woodfloors. no pets $675/mo.
$600 sec. 6530 Mat-tee Dr.
CALL 863-385-3101

6320 Seasonal Property

SEBRING Edgewater Village
2BR/2BA/1CG.
Seasonal or lease purchase.
Non smokers .Call 863-402-9138 or
863-402-0667


6350 Cottages for Rent
SEB- 1BR cottage. All utilities incl. + premium
cable, HBO, Showtime, etc. Small pets ok.
Located on large property next to our house.
$700/mo + $500/sec. Will rent by week,
month, year. Call Dean @ 863-414-2109.

6400 Rooms for Rent


The News-Sun www.newssun.com

for Rent


1200sf- Includes office & private
bath, $500 + tax/month + security.
Behind Blue Lagoon.
Call 863-471-1500 Ext. 101

6600 Business & Offices
6 B i For Rent
DOWNTOWN SEBRING- High rent draining
your bottom line? Office Space as low as
$299 Per Month plus tax. 200-1400Sq ft avail-
able. A/C, Electric included. Full sized elevator,
access to conference room. Lowcost DSL
avail.(863)-385-1705 www.hainzcenter.com


7060 Antiques -Collectible
COUNTRY STYLE CUPBOARD
Circa 1879, by Landstrom Co.,
original toile back.
Call 954-336-3686.

7180 Furniture
WEST COAST FURNITURE now
accepting quality consignment
items. CALL 863-382-7666

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



27" Magnavox'TV, great color, $25.
Call 863-382-3996.
Black & Decker electric edger, $27.50.
Sears electric hand saw. $17.50. Misc. garage
items, cheap, take all at best offers.
863-214-6697
BROYHILL Dining Room. Table seats six,
china cabinet w/light. Asking $500 for all!
863-471-3420.
CHIHUAHUAS 2 MALES, 1 tan, other tri-
color. 11 wks old, health certified. $500 OBO.
Call 863-441-0427.
Collectables, good name glassware, 1
Guardian service aluminum griddle. 1 set of
stainless silverware in wooden box. Banquet
table full for $95. Call 863-214-6697.
FIREWOOD SPLIT,SEASONED, HARD
WOOD. $100 FACE CORD. DELIVERY
AVAILABLE.863-465-1161
Florida style light beige sofa and loveseat.
$225.00. Beioe recliner.$50.
Call 863-465-1081.
GAS DRYER Kenmore Heavy Duty. Excellent
Condition. $60.00 Call 863-382-6006
Horse Hay, Callie Bermuda SQ bales, $6.00
each. Located in back of Highlands Hammock
State Park. Call 863-445-0009.
Hutch, lots of storage, 6 drawers, 6 plate
grooves + collectors plates all for $125 OBO.
Call 863-214-6697.
KENMORE $35 863-381-0889
SCOOTER, 4 wheel, like new. Jet 3 ultra. $275
Call 863-873-2008
Wall Unit, light wood w/doors & 4 shelves,
w/glass door. $100. call 863-382-3996
Window storm brackets, approx. 200ft of
aluminum. $75. Call 863-465-5415.
Placid Lakes
WOODEN SWING Set with slide ( for ages 3-
10). You haul. Call 863-452-6798

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Frostproof- 23 Murray Lane. Fri-
Sat-Sun., Nov. 28th, 29th & 30th.
8AM-3PM. Tools, Star Wars, kids
clothes, toys + other misc. items.
Something for everyone!!
LP-Estate/Multi-Family Sale. 1410 Columbus,
off Fox Run in Highlands Park. Fri-Sat., Nov.
28th & 29th. 8AM-3PM. Furniture,
collectables, antiques, kitchen items,
clothing, Christmas decorations,
children toys + much more!!!
SEB 828 GolfSide LN Sat.
Nov. 29th 8AM-2PM. Collectable
items, Beanies, Boy baby clothes, +
many misc. items!!
SEB SUN N LAKES, 6715 Orduna
Dr. Turn on Schumacher and follow
signs. Sat., Nov. 29th, 8AM-1 PM.
Pecans, furniture, clothes
and misc. goodies!!
SEB- 306 SPARROW AVE., Sebring Hills.
Fri-Sat., Nov. 28th & 29th. 8AM-2PM. Park
bench, cedar chest, tables, lamps, bedding,
Avon collectables, new Barbies Dolls,
lots of ladies clothing sz 6-8 petite. Lots of
nice clean items, alot of misc!!


AVON PARK- Multi Family Yard Sale. Fri + Sat.
Nov.28th & 29th 8am-5pm. 409 Tulane Circle
Tools, Toys, books, christmas items, misc.
SEBRING HILLS- 310 Rail Ave.Nov 28th- Nov
29th 8am-2pm. Clothing-mens, large & extra
Large. Women- Small, medium. Girls 5-10.
Girls toys, games, puzzles, bell collection, cast
iron cookware, curtain, quilts, many misc
items.
SEBRING- Huge Sale 309 S Egret st.
Nov 28th & 29th 8am-3pm. Office equip, auto
dealer supplies from Heartland Motors clos-
ing. Many Treasure from our home, golf cart.
Bring the men. Something for everyone.


7500 Livestock & Supplies
Horse Hay, Callie Bermuda SQ
bales, $6.00 each. Located in back
of Highlands Hammock
State Park. Call 863-445-0009.


7520 Pets & Supplies
2 FEMALE / Chihuahuas. All shots, 3yr old-
$400 13wk old- $300 Call 863-304-1480
2 FREE KITTENS to a good home, males. One
kitten is a Hemingway, (6 toes on front
feet), other is striped. 2 Mini Rex rabbits.
1 Black and 1 Brown. All free to loving homes.
Call 863-699-9035
BEAUTIFUL BABIES!! Kittens
1 Siamese, 2 Dark Chocolate.
FREE to Good Home.
Call 863-381-4133.
English RedNose Pitbull. 5 Available.
$200 male, $250 female. All shots.
Call 863-449-1555


PUG Puppies for sale. $500. Available third
week in Dec. Mother AKC & Father CKC.
4 boys & 3 girls. Fawn in color. Deposit
required. Call 863-214-5589
SHIH-TZU PUPPIES, 8 WKS OLD. 1 MALE, 1
FEMALE, AKC, HEALTH CERTIFICATES,
HOME BREED & LOVED, VERY SOCIALIZED,
PAPER TRAINED. POP. 863-385-4519 CELL
863-273-1946


8050 Boats &Motors


17 FT ALUMINUM BOAT. 55HP Evenrude with
live trim. Completed with everything including
live well, fish finder, new trolley motor. Runs
excellent, many extras. Tuned up & ready to
go.$1,800 Call (863) 655-1948
1998 16FT Aluminum Lowes
Center console, 50hp Johnson
motor, w/trailer, exc. cond. $4400,
OBO. Call 863-382-9962.

8400 Recreational Vehicles
AVON PARK -1989 HY-LINE 35ft.
Everything in working order, has
screened room, shed & washer. $7500,
call 352-867-7449 or 352-598-5017.


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
1981 YAMAHA 250cc motorcycle. 7K
miles, new battery, excellent condition,
runs great. $1200 OBO.
Call 863-368-0183.
2002 4 wheeler, royal blue, 80cc, Rapitor,
electric start, shaft drive, exc. cond., $1200.
Also 2 mini chopper motorcycles,
exc. cond., $375 each.
CALL 863-381-3078.
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, MC or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.


9200 Trucks


9220 Utility Trailers
5FT X 8FT Enclosed Cargo Trailer. USed Three
times. New Price $1,895. Sell for $1,395 OBO
Call 863-386-4284

9250 Vans


9450 Automotive for Sale


2001 FORD F-150,Long Bed,
Runs great $4000 OBO.Call
for more info: 347-691-0344.


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