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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
Alternate title: News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun
Place of Publication: Sebring, Fla
Creation Date: December 10, 2008
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each days's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
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Lady Red Devils
dominate 'Dogs


SPORTS, PAGE 10C


A K-9 home for
the holidays


PAGE 2A


Pearl Harbor
Day remembered

PAGE 10A


Wednesday-Thursday, December 10-11, 2008 www.newssun.com


Volume 89/Number 148 I 50 cents


Avon Park CRA in violation of state statutes


More like April
than December
High Low

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Complete Forecast
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Age 91, of Sebring
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Age 83, of Sebring
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Age 49, of Avon Park
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Age 85, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A

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Community Briefs 5A
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Dear Abby 2B
Editorial 4A
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Failure to hold public hearings

could nullify board's authority


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - Avon Park City
Clerk Cheryl Tiejen confirmed verbal-
ly on Monday that the Community
Redevelopment Board is not meeting
its statuary obligation for public hear-
ings, calling into question the legiti-
macy of the board's past decisions.
Florida Statute 363.361 (2) clearly
states that "The governing body shall
hold 'a public hearing on a proposed
modification of any community rede-
velopment plan after public notice
thereof by publication in a newspaper
having a general circulation in the
area of operation of the agency."
A public information request made


This Story Was First
Reported Online At
www.newssun(a

by the News-Sun on Monday prompt-
ed Tiejen to confirm the fact that there
were no proofs of publication for any
public hearings concerning the CRA
since March 2007 because there were
no public hearings.
But there have been several plan
modifications as well as budget
changes during that time span. To
some that raises the question if the
CRA has the authority to expend
Continued on page 7A


News-Sun file photo
The Brickell Building in Avon Park got a boost in its renovations from a
$20,000 facade grant from the Main Street CRA, a grant that is now in ques-
tion due to the CRA's lack of public hearings that are required by state law.


Firehouse facelift


nearly complete


Ne.as-Sun photo bt K M-ARA SIMMONS
Sebring Fire Department chief Brad Batz talks recently about some of the ren-
ovations that have taken place at the main station in downtown Sebring.

Old building has been gutted, redone


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - Sebring's historic
firehouse almost flew away during the
hurricane season of 2004. Hurricane
Charlie alone blew out all 44 win-
dows, the firemen frantically hammer-
ing up plywood sheets at the height of
the storm in order to save the build-
ing.
In addition to the extensive hurri-
cane damage, age and lack of mainte-
nance had also taken their toll. But,
given the historic nature of the build-
ing, and the fact it had been well
designed, the decision was made. to
renovate and upgrade it rather than
abandon it - especially when it was
discovered that Federal Emergency
Management Agency funds would pay
for three-quarters of the work.


That meant, however, that the fire-
fighters had to live through the two-
year renovation, working out of trail-
ers next door and often choking on
the dust.
One of the most challenging issues
was how to protect the firemen
upstairs from the exhaust and fumes
of the trucks downstairs. One of the
most dangerous areas was where the
brass pole came down through an
open hole in the floor.
Two new brass poles were ordered
that have round doors that swing up
and shut around the.pole. There are
gaskets as well to create a firm seal.
Poles are still the safest way for a
firefighter to get from a top floor to
one below as many man have
sprained or broken ankles and wrists
running down stairs.


Ne.- s-Sun photo' b, KATARA SIMMONS
Yes, firefighters stll slide down poles
to make their way downstairs in a
hurry. Two brass poles were installed
inside the station - each one cost
$17,000 - as part of the renovation
project.


Only one company in the world
makes brass poles any more, Fire
Chief Brad Batz said, and each pole
has to be custom made, which is why
they cost $ 17,000 a piece.
After completely gulting ihe build-
ing and reworking the floor plan, the
firehouse now has a modern kitchen,
cubicles for the firefighters to sleep
in, a large common room that can be
used for meetings or relaxing, a study
room and conference space and extra
room for the officers to fill out
reports upstairs, and a reception area,
Continued on page 7A


County

drafts new

cell phone

policy

Also sends
Sun 'N Lake
issue to court
By TREY CHRIST Y
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - Members of
the county commission took
steps to save mone) in the
long run by adopting a cell
phone policy and sending a
long-argued issue to the
courts.
In a move that will cost
county taxpayers $45,000 a
year, a new cell phone policy
was adopted.
This is the first official pol-
icy adopted by the. county,
which was operating 150 cell
phones for their employees
last year.
From June 2007 to June
2008, the county's cell phone
bill was $55,709.51.
The solid figure for the
policy, $45,000 annually, is
due to a $25 per month cell
Continued on page 6A


15 shopping days
until Christmas


Jamming away on Main Street


/


Good Morning To
News-Sun subscriber
Amy Campbell
Sebring


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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
The Memorial Elementary Patriots jazz the night a bit with their rendi-
tion on "Yule Time Blues." It was the first appearance of the students
from the newly founded school located just outside Avon Park on
Memorial Drive.


AP's Christmas On
Main Street ends on
crowd-pleasing note
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.comn
AVON PARK - The Avon Park
Christmas on Main Street program held
in front of the Jacaranda Hotel went off
without a hitch Monday night, but not
without some impromptu performances.
With a larger-than-expected crowd,
the musical talents of the elementary
schools, local singers and the high
school were well accepted and appreci-
ated in the comfortable night air, but
when the high school band began to
break loose at the end of the perform-


ance is when the dancing began.
The excitement began to build near
the end of the evening when, after the
rendition of that all-time Christmas
favorite "Yankee Doodle Has a
Toothache" by the Memorial Elementary
Patriots, from the new school on
Memorial Drive, they broke into a very
swanky "Yule Time Blues" complete
with some choreography and finger pop-
ping.
The rather snappy performance drew
the audience to their feet in applause.
But it was the solo trumpet playing by
the high school.band under the influence
of director Anthony Jones that brought
spontaneous responses and shouts of
encouragement from the audience.
Continued on page 6A









Page 2A


News-Sun * Wednesday, December 10, 2008


One lucky dog will be


home for Christmas


Parade float dog house will be raffled

off to benefit Humane Society


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.comi
LAKE PLACID - When the
Realtors at C.S. Edwards decided for
the first time to build a float for this
year's Christmas parade, they wanted
to do something special, especially in
the spirit of Christmas.
All year the agency has been
donating dog and cat food and money
to the Humane Society of Highlands
County.
The Realtors also know the
Humane Society becomes hard
pressed at this time of year.
Which is how they came up with
the idea of designing a float that
would highlight their business, cele-
brate Christmas, and make a differ-
ence all at the same time.
Using the theme "We can find a
home for anyone," they have con-


Attempted murder
of Abraham
Hernandez


Brown


structed - with their own hands - a
quality dog house that should provide
safe and warm shelter for one lucky
puppy for years to come.
The house, which is the center-
piece of their float will be raffled off,
the proceeds all going to the Humane
Society.
The project, said Eve Fay, a
Realtor at C.S. Edwards, was led by
experts Dan Clark of Palm Beach
Trowel, Randy White of Precision
Plumbing, and Kimball Brock, who
is quality control manager at Better
Roads, but the labor was provided by
the Realtors.
"We currently have about 100 man
hours in the construction and we're
not far from completion," Fay said.
"We feel like a bunch of little
Christmas elves hammering away as
fast as we can before Christmas."


The News-Sun reported on
Dec. 5 that Kevin Brown, 20,
of Lake Placid, was still
charged with premeditated
attempted murder, according
to Lake Placid Police
Department Det. James
Fansler. Hernandez was shot
in the back with a shotgun.
"The victim eliminated
Brown as the shooter ...
(but) his involvement in the
case is still being investigat-
ed," Fansler said. Brown was
arrested on Nov. 2, the night
of the shooting, but was
released from jail five days
later at the request of the
LPPD,


The house will of course be on dis-
play during the parade, and after-
wards in the PetCo Sebring store in
the Shelby Crossing Mall. Raffle
tickets will be sold at C. S. Edwards


Steve Houchin with the State
Attorney's Office said the
charge against Brown was
dismissed on Nov. 26. "I
didn't get that notice until
yesterday," Fansler said
Tuesday. "The victim gave
information on another sus-
pect we are currently in the
process of tracking down.
I'd like to get this guy and
get this case sealed up."
Hernandez has recovered
from the gunshot wound.


LPHS students help with sheriff's

office with K-9 replacement


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
donald.ridgeway@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID
Sometimes you hear people
talk about the current genera-
tion of students not being
responsible or not doing
things that are worthwhile.
The students at Lake Placid
High School are doing their
part to change that mindset.
Over a recent two-week peri-
od the Student Government
Association has collected
money to help the Highlands
County K-9 unit.
The SGA wanted to give
back to the community in
some way. A committee of
students chose the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office to
donate money to, but they
weren't sure what they want-
ed to put their money toward.
"We were going to buy the
officers bulletproof vests, but
they already had those," said
senior Silvia Monroy, who
helped organize the event.
"When we found out they
already had the vests we
decided to help with the dog."
During the past year, the
sheriff's office was forced to
retire one of its dogs, which
gave them a serious need.
Currently they have four
patrol dogs and four blood-
hounds that are used for
tracking.
"We need to have eight K-
9's everyday because we have
at least one out on a patrol at
a time," school resource offi-
cer Ross Porter said.
The total cost of the new
dog is $9,500.
Knowing the cost of the
dog would be extremely high,
the students set out on a mis-
sion to raise as much money
as possible, but they wanted
to do it all during school.
With a plan set, they decid-
ed to confront it in two ways:
the first being a "Kiss the
Dog" fundraiser where stu-
dents voted for one of four
administrators by using their
spare change during their
lunchtime. Students put
money in the bucket assigned


Courtesy photo
Lake Placid High School's student body worked together to
help raise money for a new K-9 for the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office. With representatives of the Student
Government Association are school resource officer Ross
Porter (front left) and Principal Michael Haley (front right).


the administrator who they
wanted to kiss the dog. The
administrator with the most
money had to smooch the
pooch.
During the two-week cam-
paign, Monroy spent many of


her lunch periods donning the
McGruff the Crime' Dog cos-
tume hoping to encourage stu-
dents to donate.
With money coming in and
totals being tallied, the

Continued on page 6A


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Realty at 15 N. Main St. They sell
one for $1 or six for $5.
Hand-out information will be
available during the parade, or call
699-0404.


County helping

Heartland for

Children toy drive


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - County
employees are taking an
extra step to make sure
local children are happy
come Christmas morning.
For the past four years
employees with Highlands
County have been
Heartland for Children
"Rudolph Champions" by
sponsoring children from
the agency.
Heartland for Children
provides foster care,
adoptive and case man-
agement services to 1,800
children in Hardee,
Highlaand and-Poik-coun-
ties who 'lhve experienced-
abuse or neglect.
The county have spon-
sored 30 children, filling
their "wish list" - which
can include big-ticket
items.
"Some kids wanted a
Nintendo DS and a bicy-
cle and one of those action
figures, that's a $200 gift
right there," said Gloria
Rybinski, public informa-
tion officer for Highlands
County.
Filling a child's wish
list is something the
employees at the county
take delight in.
"Words cannot describe
people's faces every time
they bring their gift,"
Rybinski said. "One
employee cannot sponsor
a child, so one department
sponsors three or four
kids. They are happy, they


are happy to do it."
The county is also par-
ticipating in a toy drive
for the agency, with a
Thursday deadline for all
toy drop-offs.
The toys will be distrib-
uted to an estimated 1,000
children in the tri county
area living in local foster
care homes, placed with
relatives or non-relatives
or living in group homes
away from their family
and friends.
Call Rybinski at 402-
6836 for more informa-
tion.

Holiday-Toy-Di-ve
Wish List
Infants (to age 1)
Soft or large board books
Baby Einstein, books and
games
Blankets
Leap Frog learning toys
Large, soft blocks/toys

Toddlers (ages 2-3)
Push and pull toys
Tricycles
Leap Frog learning games
Activity and educational toys
Age-specific dolls
Puzzles

Boys (ages 3-8)
Bakugans Battle Brawlers
Action figures (Super Man,
Spider Man, etc.)
Portable CD players
Bicycle and helmet
Skateboard
Continued on page 7A


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Courtesy photo
Jim Turvey works on the finishing touches to the dog house built by the
Realtors of C. S. Edwards for the agency's Christmas float. The house is
going to be raffled off with all the proceeds going to the Humane Society
of Highlands County.


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Palussek to

lead Health

Department
Special to the News-Sun
The Highlands County
Health Department appointed
Robert Palussek to the posi-
tion of administrator of the
Health Department. Palussek
has served as the HCHD's act-
ing administrator for the past
eight months and as the
department's finance and
accounting director since
January 2007.
Palussek previously served
as the senior management ana-
lyst for the Monroe County
Health Department, Key West.
His appointment is great news.
to the staff of the HCHD.
"It has been a wonderful
experience as the Acting
Administrator for the past
eight months. I am honored to
have the opportunity to serve
the residents of Highlands
County and our dedicated staff
in this function. I am very
thankful for the continuing
support of the Highlands
County Board of County
Commissioners and look for-
ward to promote, protect and
improve the health of
Highlands County through
local partner-

Palussek
holds the
equivalent to
a master's
degree in
administra- Palussek
tion/econom-
ics from the Academy for
Administration and Business
in Karlsruhe, Germany. His
previous career experience
includes 10 years in corporate
banking where he held the
position of securities special-
ist in Stuttgart, Germany.
Palussek's strong business
background will be beneficial
during these challenging eco-
nomic times.
Palussek is active as a sec-
tion chair for administratifif
'on th board of directors f
the iFrida Pubic Healt _
Association. He currently
attends the year long Scholar
Program of the Public Health
Leadership Institute of Florida
at the University of South
Florida.
Since 1937, the Highlands
County Health Department
has served the residents of the
county through the promotion
of healthy lifestyles and the
provision of high quality pub-
lic and personal health servic-
es. In his new role as admin-
istrator, Palussek will contin-
ue this mission by providing
guidance to 120 employees in
three sites. He is actively
involved in ensuring the suc-
cess of the expansion of our
Avon Park site. The new
expanded site is scheduled to
open early this spring.
Services will include primary
care, pediatric dentistry, WIC
and environmental health.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Wednesday, December 10, 2008


www.newssun.com


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Higher standards must apply


Wealth: Advocates


of redistribution


-ust when it seemed that the city of


J Avon Park had made substantial
progress at professionalizing its day-
to-day running of the government, it
looks as if it lost ground instead.


We felt the appointment of
Sarah Adelt as city manager
last spring was a step in the
right direction because she
answered questions directly
and reached out to engage all
the city's stake holders.
We believed the members
of the city council when they
said they were going to
attack the budget in a serious
way and ask questions before
spending money.
We also agreed with the
city council when it voted to
take on the duties of Avon
Park's sole Community
Redevelopment Agency, and
changed what had been three
voting CRAs - each focused
on a particular area - into
three advisory boards with-
out voting power. At the
time, language in the state
statute establishing CRAs
seemed to leave the city no
choice.
But now, as staff writer Ed
Baldridge reported first at
newssun.com last week, then
in the Sunday paper and
today, it seems there has been
a lack of oversight that at
best can be called careless


and has led to real problems.
Not only have budget dis-
crepancies appeared in CRA
accounts, but the city coun-
cil, serving as the main CRA,
has voted on programs and
issues without first holding
state mandated public hear-
ings. Indeed, in at least a
dozen cases, decisions were
made without even advertis-
ing a single public hearing.
This rheans CRA actions
taken during this time may be
invalid.
As to the accounting, Will
Bennett is a member of the
Main Street CRA Advisory
Board.
It was he who noticed the
discrepancy between a report
generated by finance director
Renee Green's office and the
actual CRA budget adopted
and approved by the main
CRA board.
Bennett said the CRA advi-
sory board allotted $20,000
for special events, and
$5,000 for advertising.
Neither of those line items
were in the report, although
the final total amounts of
both documents were in


Make sure you read before
signing it
Editor:
I recently recieved a letter from my
satellite TV company that indicated that I
needed to update my satellite receiver as
they were updating the signal and that I
would need to do this in order to receive
the changed signals. This form stated that
this would be free of charge with no
commitment.
I spoke with this company and told
them that I did not want my service
changed and they stated that my service
would be the same with no change in my
charges. I called and told them that I am
not signed up for high definition signals
and have no desire for these signals and
they stated to me, over the phone, that
there would not be any changes and that
this would be required and that I would
need a new dish.
The technician came and installed the
equipment. He was very nice and was
very efficient and did a great job.
However, when he was finished he want-
ed me to sign an 18-month commitment.
I told him that I would not sign this com-
mitment and showed him the letter I
recieved from the satellite company.
They also hooked up high definition,
which I did not want.
I immediately called the company and
cancelled the high definition signal.
I sent this letter as I am sure that some
people in our area may fall for this and
get stuck with additional charges and an
18-month commitment. Make sure you
read what you are signing or just refuse
to sign whatever you are not comfortable
with. These tactics are disgusting to me
especially since I double checked all of
this on the phone with the satellite com-
pany prior to this installation.
Edward Vickers Jr.
Sebring

A new Christmas to look
forward to
Editor:
Sept. 11, 2001 brought new awareness
into my life. It may have been seven
years ago but I still remember it like yes-
terday. I used to get upset over little
things, people moving too slow, phone
ringing while I'm on the computer,
things like that. It's funny, after that day
I realized how insignificant those things
were.
I am now aware of my neighbors and
the little things they did that I just took
for granted. A cheery hello whenever we
see each other, a small talk over coffee,
checking on us when we are ill, watching
out for each other's home when we know
they are not there. Little gifts exchanged
for no reason at all. Little things when
added up mean a lot to me today.
Awareness of strangers, the way they
smile when you make eye contact, the
way they waved at you from their car
because you were proudly flying the
American flag as they were. Someone
taking the time to ask if you needed help.
People stopping in the stores while you
are shopping to say hello, and you do not


know them. Little things, again.
A new awareness of the world I live
in. New appreciation for the beauty God
provided for us to enjoy every day. The
peaceful feeling I get when I sit on the
patio and watch the clouds pass over
head while the birds fly freely in the sky.
The grass seems greener than before,
while the vibrant hues of the flowers
sparkle in the morning mist. Even the fog
creeping over the ground brings me hap-
piness. Little things, I admit.
An awareness of our friends who are
always there when you need them or just
when you want to get together. Always
willing to talk on the phone if you can't
get together. They are my sounding
board when I write, and I could not do
with out them. And I hope they know
that I will always be there for them. A
small thing, but still a gift given freely.
A new awareness of my family that is
scattered around in different states. I
want to hold them close to me, and keep
them by my side. Yet, I know that is
impossible for they have their own lives
to live. Instead, I will let them know
each time I get a chance, how much I
love them. The greatest gift of a mother
is her children, whether biological or
inherited, I love them all.
My husband, who is number one on
my list, I would be lost without him. He
is my everything and I am a better per-
son because of him. His patience, his
love, his understanding is another gift
that 1 will treasure.
Last of all, the awareness of the thou-
sands of families who will not be togeth-
er this Christmas. Our soldiers who are
still overseas, may they know we remem-
ber the sacrifices they have made and are
still making each year since 9/11. And
how much we at home appreciate, honor
and love them.
My new awareness of this Christmas


agreement.
In other words, while allo-
cated money isn't missing in
the sense of having been
spent, it is missing in the
sense that no one knows in
what column it's listed.
Green said she entered the
figures she was given by city
staff exactly as they were
presented to her.
As Green also produced a
report for Bennett that city
staff had told him was not
available, we are inclined to
believe her.
However the mistakes hap-
pened, they have to be recti-
fied. While pointing fingers
and playing the blame game
only wastes time, if there are
rotten apples, or ignorant or
lazy apples, it's time to sort
them out.
At a time when the state,
county and city are all facing
stunning losses in income -
the city alone is looking at
losing $157,000 in tax rev-
enue in this budget - local
politicians and city staff are
going to have to live up to
their rhetoric and get things
done.
The city council has to
insist on higher standards,
and act to meet them - espe-
cially when it comes to its
own work.


season, I will thank God for all his gifts.
Some little, some larger than life. I have
a lot to be thankful for this Christmas. If
you look around our world I am sure you
will agree with me. Now, looking back, I
see I have already received my gifts.
Sandra Kicklighter
Sebring

Bouquet

Hendrick's Corner is a great
place to shop
Editor:
Special thanks to a special pillar of the
Avon Park community, Hendrick's
Corner Store. Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks
and family have been a constant stay.
They have helped so many people over
the years. I am sure those who have been
employed there are some who thought
hope of getting a job was lost, but the
Hendricks gave them a job.
Hendrick's Corner Store is one of the
few mom and pop establishments still
holding on. This store stayed open until
the last possible moment during all the
storms and always contributes to commu-
nity agencies and churches when asked.
Thank you also for making small
packages of food items. That is such a
blessing to those who don't have money
for the big packages. I find some of your
shelf items at a better price than other
stores as well. You always seem to have
my last minute needs. I believe that all
goes well for people who are kind, gen-
erous and conduct business fairly.
Thank you so much, Hendrick's fami-
ly, for your service through all these
years. I am sure many, many. people
appreciate you as much as I do. May
God bless you as you continue in busi-
ness.
Bobbie Graham
Avon Park


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Some conservatives have
wondered if Barack Obama
has been influenced by
Marxism after he was quoted
saying something about
redistribution of wealth.
Actually, Obama's comment
about redistribution probably
referred only to the tax plan
he campaigned on.
One could wonder who
Republicans are to point the
finger at anyone on redistrib-
ution of wealth. Farm subsi-
dies redistribute wealth from
the poor to the rich, since the
average farm owner is
wealthier than the average
taxpayer. The same applies to
other methods of propping up
the prices of agricultural
commodities. When
Republicans took control of
the House of Representatives
in the 1994 election, their
platform included abolishing
farm subsidies. For several
years, subsidies were reduced
and it looked like they were
keeping their promise. Then
House Republicans caved in
to lobbyists and farm subsi-
dies were raised again.
Is Karl Marx the only
thinker who might have
influenced a candidate to talk
about redistribution of
wealth? Not at all.
In Plato's Republic, Plato
associates "excess of wealth"
with oligarchy, rule by the
few says that it leads to the
ruination of the state. The
statesman, Plato concludes,
will not allow the. republic to
suffer "from superfluity or
from want."
The Jewish thinker Moses
Maimonedes said to "antici-
pate charity by preventing
poverty." '
From the online Catholic
Encyclopedia under wealth:
"It is a pagan and selfish
view-that all-of a rioh-man.'s.i
income or holdings is
demanded for the upkeep or
betterment of his social posi-
tion and that thus he cannot
be said to ever have anything
beyond his needs."
There is a group of Roman
Catholic thinkers called the
Distributionists. They are
influenced by the proclama-
tions of Pope Leo XIII on
economic justice.. Carmine
Gorga is a Distributionist.
According to Gorga, eco-
nomic rights include "the
right to share in the bounties
of nature" and the right to.
share in the bounties of
national credit."
Andrew Carnegie was one
of the greatest industrial
magnates of the 19th and
early 20th century. The fin-
ancier J.P. Morgan once
addressed Carnegie as "the
richest man in the world."
While Carnegie defended
inequality of wealth, he also
held that the wealth of the
affluent was created by the
community and not solely by
the efforts of the fortunate.
Carnegie held that the rich
should treat surplus revenues
as trust funds to be adminis-
tered for the good of society.
"Carnegie advocated the
steepest possible inheritance
taxes," John Nasaw tells us
in his biography. Quoting the


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TODAY'S LETTERS


Guest
Column
Dale Gillis

steel magnate: "By taxing
estates heavily at death the
state marks its condemnation
of the selfish millionaire's
unworthy life."
Andrew Carnegie lived up
to his philosophy. When he
died in 1919, he had given
away $350 million, a stag-
gering sum for the time and
left $26 million to his wife.
He had given away well over
90 percent of his assets. His
donations included the build-
ing of 2500 libraries.
John Ringling was listed
as one of the 25 richest men
in the U.S. in 1925. He built
a bridge and causeway to St.
Armand Key and donated it
to the city. When he died in
1936, most of his wealth was
in his art collection, kept in
his museum. He left his man-
sion and museum to the State
of Florida.
Land has been a particular-
ly important asset through
much of human history and
in many ways still is today.
At the same time, the distri-
bution of land has been very
unequal.
What does the Bible say
about land -ownership? When
the Israelites entered the
promised land, agricultural
and grazing land was divided
among the tribes and then
among families. ("The Lord
said to Moses") To a large
tribe you shall give a large
inheritance and to a small
tribe you shall give a small
inheritance; every tribe shall
be given its inheritance
according to its numbers."
Numbers 26:52-56 RSV.
- The Book of Joshua men-w
tiods 'a-'redistribution of land'
at a later time. "The inheri- -
tance of the Simeonites was
taken from the share of
Judah, because Judah's por-
tion was more than they'
needed. So the Simeonites
received their inheritance
within the territory of
Judah." Joshua 19:9 NIV.
The ancient Hebrew writer
Josephus said that the distri-
bution at the time of Joshua
was into shares of equal
value, rather than equal
acreage.
Why does a philosophy of
sharing the wealth matter to
us today? Between 1930 and
1970, technological and eco-
nomic progress meant reduc-
ing the gap between rich and
poor. The gap between the
haves and have nots nar-
rowed. Since then, techno-
logical progress has been
accompanied by increasing
inequality and economic dis-
tress for the have nots.
Worker productivity has
grown since 2001 but real
annual income for most
Americans has fallen,
according to the House
Budget Committee. Yes, eco-
nomic equality is an issue..

Dale Gillis is a Sebring resident.
Guest columns are the opinion of
the writer, not necessarily that of
the News-Sun.








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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Eagles Auxilliary
seeks nominations
for two offices
SEBRING - Sebring
Eagles Aerie 4240 Women's
Auxiliary is accepting nomi-
nations for the offices of
treasurer and vice president.
A sign-up sheet will be post-
ed in the social room of the
Aerie or apply via U.S. mail
directly to the Aerie at
Women's Auxillary, c/o
Sebring Eagles Aerie 4240,
12921 U. S. 98, Sebring, FL
33876.

Lunch Club meets
at noon today
SEBRING - Lunch Club
Wednesday, a ladies network-
ing club with working career
and retired ladies of all ages
in Highlands County, is
scheduled for the Sebring
Elks Lodge across from the
Kenilworth Lodge with doors
opening at 11:30 a.m. today;
program starting at 12:10
p.m.
LCW is moving the meet-
ing location at the Sebring
Elks to the ballroom, so enter
through the red door at the
main entrance. There are no
club dues, but all attendees
must pay $10 to the Sebring
Elks for lunch, dessert and
beverage. The club meets the
second Wednesday of the
month and welcomes new
members that would like to
network and meet new peo-
ple.
This month the club will
be honoring this year's "2008
Good Girl Good Deed" with
more than $700 worth of
prizes. LCW will host over
25 business and non-profit
showcases and 20 door prizes
donated from members and
supporters and Lunch Club
Wednesday will raffle more
than $200 in cash and have
time for community
announcements. Showcases
will have holiday gifts avail-
able for purchase during the'
even '
For more details visit
www.lunchclubwednesday.bl
ogspot.com or call Diana
Albritton, founder, at 381-
8170.

Tickets on sale for
Reflections dance
AVON PARK - Tickets are
now on sale to the public for
Reflections on Silver Lake's
New Year's Eve Dance fea-
turing Travis Golden. The
dance is from 8:30 p.m. to
12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec.
31 and includes party favors
and a champagne toast at
midnight. The price is $15
per person.
Bring your own snacks and
drinks, ice will be provided
and soda will be available for
purchase. Advance purchase
only; tickets will not be*
available at the door. For
more information, call 452-
5037.

Boy Scout Troop
selling wreaths
AVON PARK - Boy Scout
Troop 156 is selling fresh
Christmas wreaths.
The 22-inch wreaths are
$24, 28-inch wreaths for $30
and one 45-inch wreath for
$50. They all come with a
bow, and arrived here packed
in snow.
If interested call 453-4825
or 443-1080.

Did you know?
Little known facts of the
U.S. Naval Service that *
occurred during a month of
December:
Dec. 2, 1965: The aircraft
carrier, USS Enterprise,


launching air strikes against
Vietnamese "in country" tar-
gets, is first nuclear-powered
ship to take part in war oper-
ations.
Dec. 3, 1775: John Paul
Jones raises "Grand Union"
flag, the first colors to be
hoisted over a warship of the
Continental Navy.
Dec. 5, 1843: The steamer
Michigan, the first U.S. Navy
iron-hulled ship was
launched.


Dec. 7, 1941: The words
"Remember Pearl Harbor"
could never have had more of
an impact on Americans from
what happened on this date.
Dec. 8, 1941: The river
gunboat Wake, the only USN
ship to surrender during
World War II, was seized by
a Japanese landing party.
Dec. 25, 2008: A very
Merry Christmas to all from
the members of the Military
Sea Services Museum.
Dec. 27, 1990: LCDR
Darlene Iskra became the
first woman to command a
USN vessel.
Many more facts like the
above are part of and dis-
played at the Military Sea
Services Museum, at the cor-
ner of Kenilworth Boulevard
and Roseland Avenue,
Sebring, from noon to 4 p.m.
every Wednesday through
Saturday.
Also, find out about the
opportunity to purchase a
"brick" to be included in the
"Memory Walk" at the muse-
um. Call 382-4047 or 471-
2386.

Flu shots available at
Firemen's Field
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Health
Department will be giving flu
and pneumonia shots to
adults from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Thursday during the Elder's
Fair at Firemen's Field.
Flu shots are $20; pneumo-
nia shots are $35. Medicare
Part B covers the cost for
both.
For questions, call 382-
7204 or 382-7293.

Garden Club to host
Fashion Show
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Garden Club
presents its annual scholar-
ship fund Fashion Show and
Luncheon "Beautiful By
Nature" from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday,. Jan.. 17. at.the
Lake Placid High School
Commons, 121 Green Dragon
Drive.
Fashions will be provided
by Lake Placid Feed &
Western Wear, Endless
Summer Fashions, Authentic
Supply Co., Lake Placid
Embroidery & More Inc.,
Steve and Company, Sue's
Cubby Hole Boutique and
Tropical Island Wear.
The event will be catered
by The Depot Restaurant &
Catering, Intermission
Entertainment by Marti
Capodiferro.
Tables for seven or 10 will
be available at the cost of
$22 per ticket. For informa-
tion or ticket purchase, call
Peggy Alexander at 465-
1269.

Southwestern
Indiana annual
gathering in Sebring
SEBRING - The annual
gathering of Indiana snow-
birds will be Saturday, Feb.
7. The group will meet at
Homer's Buffet, 1000
Sebring Square. Fellowship
will begin at 11 a.m. and the
meal will follow at noon.
Everyone pays at the door
and asks for the location of
the Indiana gathering. The
group will collect a tip at the
room for the waitress. A
drawing will be made for
gifts and everyone is wel-
come to add to the fun by
telling a joke or story.
Current and former resi-
dents of southwestern Indiana
are welcome to meet new
people or renew old friend-
ships.

Moose lodge plans
jam session


SEBRING - The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events:
* Today - Music by LT
from 5-9 p.m.
* Thursday - Jam Session
from 2-4 p.m. Moose Legion
meets at 6:30 p.m. Officers
meet at 7 p.m. General meet-
ing to follow.
For more details, call 655-
3920.


Franke, Southern
Starz play at lodge
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host the following
events:
* Today - Salisbury steak
served at 6 p.m. Music by
Southern Starz from 5:30-
8:30 p.m. Women of the
Moose Chapter meets at 7
p.m.
+ Thursday - Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries
served at 6 p.m. Music by
Franke from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

Double D brings
karaoke to Legion
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park will serve Sons of
the American Legion chicken
wings and french fries from
4-6 p.m. today. Karaoke by
Double D will follow.
For more details, call 453-
4553.

VFW 9853 boards
meet today
AVON PARK - The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 in Avon Park will
host a ladies auxiliary meet-
ing at 5 p.m. today. Men's
auxiliary will meet at 6, fol-
lowing by the post meeting.
Chicken wings and fries will
be served from 12-5 p.m.
For details, call 452-9853.

Lora Patton set to
play at Eagles 4240
SEBRING - The Sebring
Eagles 4240 will host the fol-
lowing events:
* Today - Tacos served
from 5-7 p.m. Aerie's meet-
ing to follow.
* Thursday - Burgers and
fries served from 5-7 p.m.
Music by Lora Patton to fol-
low.
For more details, call 655-
4007.

Legion Auxiliary
meets Thursday
SEBRING - The
American Legion Post 74
Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m.
Thursday. This meeting has
been changed to the second
Tuesday of the month.
Don't forget tickets for the
New Year's Eve party. Call
471-1448 for details.

York Rite Masons to
meet today
SEBRING - Highlands
Chapter No. 64, Royal Arch
Masons and Heartland
Council No. 43, Royal and
Select Masters will have their
annual meetings today at
Highlands Shrine Club, 2604
State Road 17.
Business will start at 10
a.m.; the main topic being the
election of officers for 2009.
A soup and sandwich
luncheon will follow the
meetings. For further infor-
mation, contact Gabe
Moitozo at 465-6977 or Phil
Margetts at 699-6743.

Kids Hope United
unveils Sebring office
SEBRING - Kids Hope
United Executive Director
Barbara D. Moss, along with
staff and community partners,
will participate in a special
ribbon-cutting ceremony to
celebrate the opening of the
new Sebring office, 7195 S.
Geore Blvd., from 3-5 p.m.
today.
This event will feature
facility tours, networking and
refreshments.
For more information, con-
tact Judith Grunkemieyer at


Jgrunkemeyer@kidshopeunit-
ed.org or 385-1009.

Seminar for small
businesses set
AVON PARK - The
Small Business Development
Center of the Heartland will
present a free seminar titled
"Steps To Start A Small
Business." It will be held
fom 2-4 p.m. today at South
Florida Community College,


Building T.
The seminar will be taught
by Bill McKown, certified
business analyst with the
SBDC. It is designed for per-
sons thinking of starting a
small business, or who have
started a business, and want
to make sure they did it cor-
rectly. Licenses, marketing
and business plans are among
the items discussed.
Call 784-7379 to reserve a
space in the seminar or for
further information.

Retired educators
meet Thursday
AVON PARK -
Highlands County Retired
Educators/Support Personnel
will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday
at Union Congregational
Historic Church, 106 N.
Butler Ave. The speaker is
William Stephenson, director
of the Church Service Center.
Entertainment is to be pro-
vided by the Avon Park
Middle School. Lunch will be
provided at a cost of $7.


Members are asked to bring
canned goods for the Center.

Sun 'N Lakes district
plans holiday dinner
LAKE PLACID - The Sun
'N Lakes Recreation District
of Lake Placid will hold its
annual Christmas dinner at 6
p.m. Thursday. The dinner
will include, ham, potatoes,
a carrot-pineapple salad, peas
mixed with pearl onions, hot
rolls, and mint pie. There
.will be entertainment and lots
of conversation. There will
be a drawing for a gift basket
and for a dinner next month.
For further information
call 465-7070, (235) 597-
6304 or 465-2850

Soil and Water
district sets 2009
meeting dates
SEBRING - Highlands
Soil and Water Conservation
District holds their monthly
meetings on the first Tuesday
of each month starting at 3


p.m., unless stated otherwise.
The dates of meetings for
2009 are Jan. 6, Feb. 3,
March 3, April 7 - starting at
2p.m., May 5, June 2, July 7,
Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov.
3, Dec. 1.
The meetings will be held
at the Bert J. Harris Jr.
Agriculture Center.

Chamber of
Commerce launches
annual gift program
LAKE PLACID - The
Greater Lake Placid Chamber
will once again have its
annual gift drive. The cham-
ber is prepared to accept new
and unwrapped gifts for chil-
dren and young adults up to
the age of 16 through Friday.
All gifts will be donated to
local needy children.
The chamber office is at 18
N. Oak Ave. For further
information, call the chamber
at 465-4331. Agricultural
Center, Conference Room 3,
4509 George Blvd, Sebring,
FL., 33875.


OBITUARIES


Ruth Baird
Ruth E.-Baird, 92, of Lake
Placid died Nov. 27, 2008.
Born in. Cleveland, Ohio she
moved to Lake Placid in 1982
and was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her lov-
ing children, Laurel Evans
and Jim Baird; sister, June
Arndt; brother, Dale
Dommin; four grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Inurnment services will be
held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at
the Oak Hill Cemetery with
Pastor Richard Norris offici-
ating. The family suggest
donations be made in her
memory to the Corner Stone
Hospice, 108 W. America St.,
Orlando, FL 32801. Local.
arrangements entrusted to the
Scott Funeral Home, Lake
Placid.

Ruth Braun
Ruth Elizabeth (Bagley)
Braun, 90, of Lake Placid
died Dec. 6, 2008. A native of
Minnesota, she came to Lake
Placid 50 years ago from
Regal, Minn. She was, a
homemaker and a member St.
James Catholic Church in
Lake Placid.
Survivors include her
daughters, Phyllis
Scarborough and Shirley
Lacey; sister, Dorothy
Gertgen; five grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
A Christian memorial mass
will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at
the St. James Catholic Church
in Lake Placid with Father
Michael Canon officiating.
Interment will follow in the
St. James Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by the Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Lillian Byers
Lillian Byers, 93, of
Sebring died Nov. 29, 2008.
She is survived by her sis-
ter, Yvonne Hall.
A mass will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Saturday at St.
Catherine Catholic Church.
The family will receive
friends following the mass at
the church music center.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Deloris Carson
Deloris (Pete) Carson died
Dec. 7, 2008. Born in
Sebring, she was a member of
First United Methodist
Church.
She is survived by her lov-
ing sons, John R., Darrell E.
and William R.; brothers, 0.
L. Taylor Jr., Floyd L. Taylor
and Haywood 0. Taylor; and
four granddaughters.
A memorial service will be
held at 4 p.m. Friday at First
United Methodist Church.
Memorials should be made to
Sebring Historical Society.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.


Dorothy Droit
Dorothy Meyer Thomas
Droit, 91, died Dec. 6, 2008.
Born in Richmond, Va., she
had resided in Sebring for 50
years. She retired as supervi-
sor from the Highlands
County Tag Office in 1982.
She is survived by daugh-
ters, Joan T. Cheshire and
Kathleen T. Perkins; son,
John C. Thomas Jr.;- step-son,
Roland X. Droit Jr.; step-
daughter, Linda D. Berlin;
nine grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10
a.m. to noon today at Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring. A
mass will be celebrated at 2
pm, Wednesday at St.
Catherine Catholic Church
with burial to follow at
Pinecrest Cemetery, Sebring.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests donations to
Tidewater Hospice and
Pallative Care, 5955 Rand
Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.

Duane Faulkner
Duane Pat
Faulkner, 83, of
Sebring died Dec.
7, 2008. Born in
Stanford, Ark., he had been a
resident of Golf Hammock in
Sebring since 1988. He was a
production supervisor in the
automotive industry and was
a veteran of World War II,
serving in the U.S. Navy. He
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Sebring.
He is survived by his wife,
Nancy; sons, Robert and
Steve; brother, Charles E.;
and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services were
held Dec. 9 at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring, with the Rev. Jim
Langham officiating.
Memorial donations may be
made in his memory to Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun
'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.


Denise Fiseme
Denise Eleanor Fiseme, 49,
of Avon Park died Dec. .4,
2008. Born in Sebring, she
had been a life-long resident
of the area. She was a certi-
fied nurse's aide. She was a
member of Action Revival
Family Worship Center in
Lake Placid.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Stris; daughter, Delores
Paul; sisters, Christine
Gilluame, Annie Lee Dozier,
Linda Coleman, Brinda
Ludden and Betty Johnson;
brothers, Alfred Johnson,
Warren Smith, George Smith
and John Lee Johnson; and
two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. Friday at Apostolic
Church of Jesus on Carolina
Avenue, in. Avon .-Park.' A
funeral service will;be at 3
p.m. Saturday at Action
Revival Family . Worship
Center in Lake Placid with
Bishop Major Callahan offici-
ating. Interment will follow in
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
in Avon Park.
Arrangements are being
handled by Swann's Mortuary
Inc., Sebring.

Lucille Stewart
Lucille E. Stewart,.85, of
Sebring died Dec. 8, 2008.
Born in Miami, she had been
a resident of Sebring since
1987. She was a clerk-typist
for Miami Dade Community
College and was of the
Protestant faith.
She is survived by her
daughters, Mickie Foland and
Bonnie Stewart; three grand-
children and seven great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday at
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
in Avon Park. Donations may
be made in her memory to
The American Cancer
Society. .Arrangements have
been entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


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MR. ROBERT D. GITTLESON

Mr. Robert D. Gittleson, 82, of Avon Park, died Saturday
night, November 29, 2008 at his home. A native of
Dekalb, IL he moved to Avon Park in 1993 where he had
wintered since 1970 from Rockford, IL. He was a truck
driver and a member of the Teamsters Local 325 in
Rockford, IL. He served in the US Army during WWII
and was a member of the American Legion Post 69,
Avon Park, FL and the VFW Post 9853, Avon Park, Fl.
He is survived by his wife Pauline Gittleson, Avon Park;
four children, Greg Gittleson, Rockford, IL, Teresa
Gittleson, Rockford, IL, Dawn Gittleson, Missoula, MT
and Douglas Gittleson, Littleton, CO; four stepchildren,
Nancy Shea, Rockford, IL, Sharon Miller, Belvedere, IL,
Cindy Lamping, Pahrump, NV and Ben England, Bryon
IL; one brother, Clinton Gittleson, Sycamore, IL; one
grandson, Lucas; 8 step-grandchildren and 13 step great-
grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the
American Legion Post 69, Avon Park. Arrangements by
Fountain Funeral Home.

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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
The Avon Park High School Band drum line had fun playing
Monday night during the Christmas on Main Street event,
and their fun was contagious. Members of the audience were
dancing in the streets before retiring for the evening.

Main Street music show

draws crowd in AP


Continued from page 1A
Ernesto Acosta, Kathleen
Richards and Xavier
McCloud each had an oppor-
tunity to jazz the night a bit
with their solos, but Acosta's
"Oh Holy Night" traveled up
and down the scale with flour-
ishes to the delight of those
watching.
His clear notes and rounded
edges to the traditional piece
raised the bar for the rest of
the night.
After the traditional
Christmas musical pieces
from the high school band had
wound down, the last to enter


the performance was the drum
line, which finished the offi-
cial show with the marching
band's version of "Frosty the
Snowman," and that's where
things let go a bit.
As the main crowd broke
up to make its way home, the
percussionists took a few
extra minutes to entertain
with some gusto, and the
sounds of drums began to
reverberate off of the closed
downtown buildings, which
fed the excitement.
People danced and wiggled
as the beats kept changing and
coming faster and faster.


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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
It was the trumpet solo by Ernesto Acosta, from Avon Park
High School, that got the crowd moving Monday night at
Christmas on Main Street.


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Kathleen Richards gave a haunting solo performance of
"Silent Night" during the Christmas on Main Street celebra-
tion on Monday night.


The impromptu perform-
ance stretched out another 20
minutes, putting a nice cap on


the evening and allowing
folks to go home humming
the beat.


LPHS principal kisses dog to help HCSO K9 unit


Continued from page 2A
resounding winner was Principal
Michael Haley, who had to pucker up and
kiss the German shepherd in front of the
entire student body.
"The greatest thing about this project
is that the kids did this on their own,"
Porter said. "They had their own plan
and they implemented it. It is great to see
kids giving back to their community."


The other initiative had the students do
a "Coins for Canines" fundraiser, which
gave students an opportunity to buy
paper cutout dog paws for a dollar.
Students would then put their name and a
message on the dog paw, which were
then put on a schoolwide banner showing
the entire school's support.
"I thought that everyone contributed
greatly to this," Monroy said. "It was


great because it was a schoolwide thing.
Not just one group or organization, but
everyone working together at Lake
Placid High School."
The money raised was given to Sheriff
Susan Benton to be used toward the pur-
chase of the new canine officer.
Currently the canine is finishing its drug
training and will be implemented to the
force soon.


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Continued from page 1A
phone reimbursement to the
employees currently
approved for company
phones.
Board members Jeff
Carlson and Don Bates
along with Stewart congrat-
ulated staff on a job well
done drafting the plan.
The policy was created in
part to address a September
2008 review of the county's
cell phone usage by the
Clerk of Courts Compliance
and Internal Audit Division,
but as Carlson said, it was
something that was already
needed.
"I think it took things
that everyone had been told
and put them in writing," he
said. "The policy probably
should have been written
before."
During the 'Cell. phone
monitoring report,' prob-
lems with under usage of
phones and excessive per-
sonal calls were raised.
With the new policy,
county employees will pur-
chase their own phones and
have their own monthly
bills, formerly paid entirely
by the county, and will


receive the $25 a month
reimbursement for listing
their phone number for
work usage.
The Sebring Sun 'N Lake
Improvement District has
been fighting over the issue
of voting for years.
"Over the years we have
spent in excess of $10,000
on this issue," commission
chairperson Barbara
Stewart said. "From a dollar
standpoint it makes sense to
settle this."
Homeowners and
landowners in the district
cannot agree with who
votes and how many votes
each person gets.
At one time each acre of
land counted for one vote,
then it was each half acre
with a home on it, and at
one time the voters had to
live at the residence to get a
vote.
Though commissioners
decided to send the issue
out to the courts, County
Attorney Ross MacBeth
warned the result would not
come until mid-2009, with
elections for the district
coming in January.
"To me it is separate from
the election," Stewart said.


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Continued from page 2A
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Remote-control cars
Razor Scooter and helmet
Sports equipment

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Pet Shop toys
Legos
Dolls and accessories
Dress-up clothes and jewelry
sets
Arts and crafts sets
Razor Scooter and helmet
Board games
Bicycles, skateboards and


rollerblades (with helmets)

Teens (ages 13-18)
Portable CD players
Cameras, photo albums
Watches, jewelry
Sports jerseys
Bicycles, skateboards and
rollerblades (with helmets)
Duffle bags/book bags
Bath and body sets
MP3 players
Scrapbooking materials
Cologne or perfume
Sports equipment
DVDs and CDs
Journals, pens , . .


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Lack of public hearings

means trouble for CRA


Continued from page 1A
money since no public hear-
ings were held.
The issue compounds the
fact that CRA Main Street
Advisory Board member Will
Bennett questioned budget
discrepancies at the meeting
last Thursday night.
Tiejen was not sure of the
impact that would have, and
deferred all questions to
Sarah Adelt, Avon Park's city
manager.
Adelt also confirmed the
fact that no public hearings
were held concerning the
changes or amendments to the
original CRA plans, and that
there had been modifications.
The city council adopted its
first change to the plans when
they changed the three CRAs
into advisory boards and
made themselves the actual
CRA board in 2007, but held
no public hearing to advise
the community they were
making the changes, or any
future changes.
"We have had no public
hearings for the CRA that I
am aware of," Adelt said.
"It is all very confusing
right now. I will have to make
sure that we fix this, and (see)
exactly how deep this prob-
lem goes. If there is some-
thing wrong, we have to do
whatever it takes to fix it, but
right now there is a lot of
researching we have to do to
sort this out. We are probably
going to have to get the attor-
ney to take a look at it and
outline the steps we need to
take. The city council sitting
as the CRA Board adds anoth-
er layer of confusion to this,
but if we've done something
wrong, or overlooked some-
thing, we need to get it
fixed," she said.
In a memo from City
Attorney Jerry Buhr dated
Aug. 24, 2007, the question
arose if Avon ., Park's
Southside CRA cquuld donate
money to an NAACP event.
Buhr clearly pointed out
that "...funds be spent only on
activities specifically
described in the community


development plan" and since
the NAACP donations were
not specifically included, no
money was dispersed.
In response, the council
directed the CRA advisory
boards in October 2007 to
redo their plans in anticipa-
tion of the possible city budg-
et needs in 2008.
Carol Westmoreland, exec-
utive director for the Florida
Community Redevelopment
Association, affirmed that
idea in the training packet
disbursed to all CRAs.
The document advises
CRAs on what they can and
cannot do, but the major
theme throughout is: "If it is
not on the plan, you cannot do
it."
Public input also plays a
large role in how the state
directs how the money is to
be spent.
But without public hear-
ings, the city has no authority
to adopt valid plans by
statute.
Joe Wright, a member of
the city council and therefore
on the CRA Board, summed
up his feelings in just one
word. Disappointed.
"It would not surpass me
that there may be an issue due
to the legal advice we had
from the beginning. I am dis-
appointed if that is the case.
Missing public hearings is a
serious thing, and our staff
needs to make sure that we
are doing this properly,"
Wright said Monday.
"This whole three CRAs
has been wrong from the
beginning, that's why we
decided to go to one board
and have the city sit as the
board. We have gone through
several changes to the CRA
plans, but I have to defer that
to our legal council and to our
staff on those.
"If we missed hearings that
are required ... I am really
disappointed.
- "Maria Sutherland has been
sent to several conferences
and meetings about this, and
we should have had better
direction than this," Wright
said.


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Page 7A


Refurbished Sebring firehouse nearly ready j


Continued from page 1A
chief's office and room for the fire
inspector on the ground floor, as well,
of course, for the three engine bays.
The work has been progressing more
or less on time, even with a change in
contractors part way through.
Orangewood Builders is now close to
completion, with only small adjust-
ments needed upstairs.
However, when the crews went in to
epoxy the fire bay floor an unexpected
problem came to light.
The firehouse had been largely built
by the firemen themselves back in
1926-27. They laid the brick and
mixed the cement by hand, then deliv-
ered it in wheelbarrows. That meant,
however, that the concrete wasn't laid
evenly on the floor - a floor designed
for trucks weighing perhaps a ton.
Today's engines often weigh seven or
eight times that, and the old floor
couldn't simply be recovered because
the soft spots were collapsing under
the additional weight.
That has put the project behind
schedule as the floor will have to be
removed and completely re-laid. This
means instead of being done by the
end of the year, work will continue
into 2009.
Batz, for one, knows it is worth it.
Sebring's distinctive firehouse is the,
second oldest working fire station in
the state. There are older stations, but
except for St. Augustine, none have
working trucks operating out of them.
When Sebring was first incorporated
in 1913, fire protection was provided
by all volunteer crews who formed
Sebring Fireman Inc.
There was little organized training in
the beginning, and the work was made
more difficult because most of the
roads were unpaved sand. The fact that
the city had only an elemental water
system - four-inch delivery pipes had
been laid in the downtown area rough-
ly from Park Street to Kenilworth
Boulevard, and around the Circle -
made fighting fires dangerous, frustrat-
ing work. Especially because in the
early years Sebring only had 800 feet
of hose.
For over a decade, firemen made do
with two pull carts that transported the
hose and one pull cart that delivered
up to 80 gallons of a soda type acid
that was used in addition to water.
They were stored in a shed. There was
no fire station to speak of, or alarm
system. It was usual in those days for
people who needed the fire department


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Chief Brad Batz explains that the fire station is a fireman's home and that spe-
cial attention was given to the firefighters living quarters.


to shoot several blasts from their shot-
guns.
According to materials at the
Sebring Historical Society, what train-
ing was held, usually occurred on
Tuesday nights when the fire chief
would set fire to heaps of trash. The
three crews of volunteers would com-
pete against each other to reach the fire
first.
This sometimes lead to one crew
sabotaging the hand-carts of the other
crews in order to be first.
Batz said fire departments in the
early days were competitive like that.
In larger cities, firemen were paid by
the owner of the property they saved.
Because there were crews in competi-
tion, it wasn't unknown for a building
to burn to the ground while the firemen
fought among themselves for the
chance to save it.
Then in 1923 a Sebring fruit packing
plant burned to the ground in the mid-
dle of the night, despite the fact that
the fire department had responded in
less than four minutes. The loss of the
business affected the town economical-
ly, highlighting the need for more fire
protection.
The city council added a complete
system of larger water rains, cross
connected to ensure a proper supply
and a small one-story firehouse was
built to house the used motorized fire
engine the city bought to take the place
of the hand-drawn carts.


In 1926, with the Florida land boom
in full swing, the city embarked on a
general improvement program that
included plans for a new state-of-the-
art firehouse to go with the second fire
engine the city bought, this one brand
new.
Research visits were made to other
stations, and a new building was
designed for Sebring that was based on
the fire house in Sebring, Ohio.
That included the distinctive tower,
which was used to dry hoses until it
was discovered it was quicker and eas-
ier in Florida to do that outside. A
room for the fire chief and his family
was built in the tower space instead.
With its distinctive art deco touches
and a covering of green ivy, the build-
ing is one of the most unusual and
attractive in the state.
In 1927 the fire department dealt
with 77 fires with damages totaling
$12,731.
At that time there were three paid
firefighters and 23 volunteers. Today
the department still has 23 firefighters,
all paid professionals, a chief, an
inspector, three deputy chiefs, three
first lieutenants, and three second lieu-
tenants. In addition to fighting fires,
the department backs up the medical
responders and responds to vehicle
crashes. In 2004 the department
answered 1,400 alarms. Fire fighters
work a 24-hour shift then have two
days off.


Bredbenner joins Good Shepherd
Hospice as executive director


Special to the News-Sun
LAKELAND - William
Christopher "Chris"
Bredbenner has joined Good
Shepherd Hospice, Inc. as
executive director, effective
Oct. 27.
Bredbenner comes to Good
Shepherd Hospice from
Hernando Pasco Hospice Inc.,
where he most recently held
the position of vice president
of Planning and Development.
Prior to that, he was director
of Development.
"We are very excited to
have Chris joining the Good
Shepherd Hospice team," said
Kathy Fernandez, president
and chief executive officer of
HPC Healthcare Inc.
HPC Healthcare is the not-
for-profit parent organization
of Good Shepherd Hospice.
In his new position,
Bredbenner will oversee the
operation of Good Shepherd
Hospice, which served more
than 4,000 patients in
Highlands, Hardee and Polk
counties in 2007.
The organization is in the
process of building a new 12-
bed hospice house in
Highlands County that will
help address patients' acute
pain and symptoms in a home-
like setting. Good Shepherd
Hospice currently operates the
12-bed George Forsythe
Hospice House in Auburndale


and a seven-bed hospice unit
at Palm Terrace in Lakeland.
Bredbenner graduated from
Stetson University with a
degree in business administra-
tion/marketing and is a certi-
fied fund raising executive and
a certified hospice administra-
tor. He has also held leader-
ship positions with The
Florida Aquarium and the
MacDonald Training Center,
both in Tampa.
Good Shepherd Hospice
embraces its mission to make
the most of life by relieving
the suffering of patients and
their families affected by life-
limiting illnesses or end-of-
life issues. The organization is
a community-based, not-for-
profit hospice that has been a
part of Highlands, Hardee and
Polk counties since 1979.
Good Shepherd Hospice
received national recognition
with a 2008 Circle of Life
Citation of Honor and is the
only local agency offering
hospice programs accredited
by the Joint Commission,
which sets the national stan-
dards for healthcare accredita-
tion. The United Way of
Central Florida partially funds
the community programs
offered by Good Shepherd
Hospice. For more informa-
tion, visit the Web site at
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CHALK TALK


Hodges University expands to

South Florida Community College


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Hodges
University will begin to offer
classes through South Florida
Community College's
University Center on the
Highlands Campus as of
January 2009. Students will
be able to enroll in the
Bachelor of Science in
Interdisciplinary Studies
(IDS) program through an
arrangement with Hodges.
"We have had great experi-
ence with a similar program at
other community colleges,"
said Dr. Terry McMahan,
president of Hodges
University. Offering the IDS
program at SFCC will provide
greater convenience for resi-
dents there who plan to pur-
sue degrees that are increas-
ingly in demand by employers
in today's rapidly changing
workplace. Graduates of this
program will provide a readi-
ly available and highly skilled
workforce for employers,
which will help drive the eco-
nomic revitalization of the
local region and the state.
"This will give the students


Program will give
students way to
earn bachelor's
degree at SFCC

of SFCC the opportunity to
complete a bachelor degree
program by taking courses at
the community college from
which they received their
associate's degree,"
McMahan said. "It's a pro-
gram that is challenging and
intense, but allows the stu-
dents to get a degree in a
timely manner."
SFCC President Dr. Norm
Stephens heard a presentation
last summer about the IDS
program offered by Hodges
University. "I was very
impressed by their interest in
partnering with us and other
community colleges, and in
their commitment to support
our students as they explore
options for continuing their
higher education and comple-
tion of a baccalaureate
degree," he said.


Hodges has placed a learn-
ing site coordinator onsite. It
also will provide financial
aid, registrar, and student
development personnel who
are specifically dedicated to
its learning sites, assisting the
learning site students.
SFCC currently serves
more than 12,000 students
annually through its compre-
hensive offerings, with cam-
puses and centers in
Highlands, DeSoto, and
Hardee counties.
In addition to its Naples
and Fort Myers main campus-
es, Hodges offers programs at
several learning sites, includ-
ing Immokalee, Edison
College in Fort Myers and
Punta Gorda, Manatee
Technical Institute, Pasco-
Hernando Community
College and Florida Keys
Community College.
For more information about
Hodges University, please
contact Joe Turner at (239)
598-6169. For information
regarding Hodges University-
SFCC, call Liz Barber at
(239) 450-1441.


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(863) 402-0001


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and may be viewed exclu-
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Today
2-2:30 p.m. - Program:
Science Safari Part 1
2:30-3 p.m. - Program:
Science Safari Part 2
3-3:30 p.m. - Program:
Smart Play
3:30-4 p.m. - Program:
World's Largest Concert
4-4:30 p.m. - Program:
Noah's Keepers of the Ark
4:30-5 p.m. - Program:
Enriching Expressive
Language
5-5:30 p.m. - Program:
Print Awareness
5:30-6 p.m. - Program:
Stimulating, Receptive
Language
6-6:30 p.m. - Program:
Young Scholar
6:30-7 p.m. - Program:
Young Scholar cont.

Thursday
2-2:30 p.m. - Program:
Birds As Flying Machines
2:30-3 p.m. - Program:
Migration and Habitat
3-3:30 p.m. - Program:
Who and Why of Migration
3:30-4 p.m. - Program:
For the Love of Manatees
4-4:30 p.m. - Program:
For the Love of Manatees
cont.
4:30-5 p.m. - Program:
Giant Pandas

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12-Hour driver
course offered
BOWLING GREEN -
South Florida Community
College's Community
Education Department is
offering a 12-hour Advanced
Driver Improvement Course
for drivers who wish to have
their driver's license reinstat-
ed or those that were ordered
by the court to do so.
The course will be held
from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 13-
15 at the SFCC Hardee
Campus, 2968 US 17 N.,
Bowling Green.
The fee is $118, and pre-
registration is required.
For more information, con-
tact the Community
Education office at 453-6661,
465-5300, 773-2252, or 382-
6900, ext. 7153 or 7388.

8-Hour Driver
Improvement Course
set for January
AVON PARK - South
Florida Community College's
Community Education
Department is offering an 8-
hour Basic Driver
Improvement Program for '
drivers who have been
ordered by the court to com-
plete this class.
The course will be held
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -
Saturday, Jan. 10 at the
SFCC Highlands Campus,
Avon Park.
The course is approved by
the state of Florida. Pre-reg-
istration is required.
For class price, dates, and
times, contact the
Community Education office
at 453-6661, 465-5300, 494-
7500, 773-2252, or 382-
6900, ext. 7153 or 7388.

ADAPT class set
South Florida Community
College's Community


Education Department is
offering a series of Alcohol
Drug Accident Prevention
Training courses for first-
time driver's license appli-
cants.!
Their four-hour courses will
be held from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Saturday at the
SFCC DeSoto Campus, 2252
N.E. Turner Ave., and at the
SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968
US 17 N.
Pre-registration is
required. The fee is $30 and
may be paid by cash, check,
or credit card.
Participants may register
in Building B on the
Highlands Campus or at any
SFCC campus or center.
For more information, con-
tact the Community
Education office at 453-6661,
465-5300, 494-7500, 773-
2252, or 382-6900, ext. 7392
or 7153.

SFCC Community
Education offers
SDAPP
South Florida Community
College's Community
Education Department is
offering a series of Safe
Driving Accident Prevention
Program courses for drivers
who have received a traffic
citation.
The four-hour courses will
be held from 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Saturday at the
SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968
US 17 N.; and from 8:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jan.17 at the SFCC
Teacherage, 501 Lemon St.,
Sebring.
Pre-registration is
required. The fee is $35 and
may be paid by cash, check,
or credit card. For more
information, contact the
Community Education office
at 453-6661, 465-5300, 494-
7500, 773-2252, or 382-
6900, ext. 7392 or 7153.


RIT announces science contest

for students with hearing loss


Special to the News-Sun
Students with hearing loss in grades six
through 12 can compete in Rochester Institute
of Technology's fourth-annual National
Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Students and win cash awards of up to $500.
Students can compete individually or as a
two- or three-person team and should submit
their most interesting and challenging science
project.
To qualify, students must submit an entry
form and a 250-word science project summa-
ry. Judges will choose finalists in both middle
school and high school divisions who will be
invited to attend the Science Fair, March 20-
22, at RIT's National Technical Institute for
the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y., to display their
project and compete for first, second or third
place in each division.
More than 50 contestants from 14 schools in


10 states showed their exhibits during the
2008 competition. Top winning subjects
included "First and Second Hand Smoke,"
"Does the Insulation Really Work?" and "How
Chemicals Contaminate Our Watersheds."
For an entry form, competition rules,
acceptance criteria and a schedule of activities
at the science fair, visit
www.rit.edu/NTID/ScienceFairNR. The dead-
line to submit project summaries is Jan. 15.
RIT is internationally recognized as a leader
in computing, engineering, imaging technolo-
gy, fine and applied arts and for providing
unparalleled support services for students with
hearing loss. This year, 1,450 students, from
all 50 states and beyond, 'attend NTID, where
they study, live and socialize with 15,000
hearing students on RIT's campus. Visit
www.rit.edu/NTID.


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2nd Friday Gallery Walk geared


to shopping locally for holidays


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Friday is the
"Second Friday
Gallery/Downtown Walk"
from 6-9 p.m. in Historic
Downtown Sebring. These
independently owned busi-
nesses want to promote a
"Shop Locally for the
Holidays" as the theme.
There are now 16 venues to
visit with three new ones join-
ing.
The Circle will be lit up
with flashing decorations.
Christmas carolers will be
singing, stopping at each loca-
tion along the Gallery Walk
route for holiday treats and
beverages.
All are invited to sing along
while doing the walk.
Habitat for Humanity Re-
sale store is one of the new
venues. It is a "green" enter-
prise with a vast inventory, all
of which is recycled and pre-
sented in good clean condition
for a fraction of the original
cost.
The Children's Museum of
the Highlands is joining the
downtown fun by participat-


ing in this monthly event. And
to make it even more exciting,
through a grant from
Wachovia Foundation, the
museum will be open free to
the public during the gallery
walk. For those three hours,
stop in, look around and play
in the different museum
exhibits.
Tosheba Fashions is the
third new venue to join the
Walk.
Gene Brenner Pottery and
Craft Gallery will be featuring
the award-winning local
writer Sunny Serafino and her
books. The author will be
available personally to sign
copies of her books.
Other featured art include
the new selection of dichroic
glass jewelry and earrings by
Rodney VanWorth of
Albuquerque, N.M., paintings
of Seena Tidwell of Eureka
Springs, Ark., the local award-
winning artist Don Kah, and
pottery by Gene Brenner.
Wild Artist Jewelry presents
the hemp works of artist Dawn
McGuire. She will be showing
her environmentally friendly


"green" jewelry made from a
renewable natural fiber. Artist
Michael Amoroso, 38, will
present his paintings in the
Jewelry School.
They were inspired by
designs and patterns left by
ancient cultures. Also on dis-
play will be the one-of-a-kind
gemstone sets of Clark Abbott
and the unusual creations of
Marjorie Bowser.
Christmas carolers gather
here at 6 p.m. to start the car-
oling.
Linda's Books is another
"green" business whose entire
inventory is recycled.
Friends of the Library Used
Bookstore's recycled items
run the gamut from children's
picture books to researched
collectibles.
Magazines, puzzles, CDs,,
audio books, and videos are
also available. Many of the
books are in like-new condi-
tion and would be perfect for
"green" holiday gifts.
Golden Pineapple is offer-
ing a free carabiner, which is a
keychain, to all who come in.
Circle Salon is showing art


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Children love to play in the mini grocery store at the Children's Museum of the Highlands.
The museum is one of the new venues on this month's 2nd Friday Gallery Walk/Downtown
Walk.


and antiques and offering a
free gift and refreshments .
There will be a drawing for a
gift certificate.
Happy Owl will offer its art
materials and toys. Now is the
time to select your New Year's
Eve decorations and supplies
as we they just received sever-


al new items.
The other venues open dur-
ing the walk will be Le
Attique, Steve and Company,
Janet King Studio,
Photography by Mike, and
Great Atlantic and Pacific
Tess Shirt Co. Charlie's
Steakhouse will also be open


to serve dinner before, during
and after the Gallery Walk.
For more information go to
www.gallerywalksebring.com
or call (863)385-7433.
Participants wish to thank
Linda Kegley for continuing
to host and manage the
Gallery Walk Web site.


Sebring residents to

compete AKC/Eukanuba

National Championship


Special to the News-Sun
NEW YORK - The world's
most outstanding dogs will
gather this weekend in Long
Beach, Calif., to prove they
are more than just man's best
friend. The competition will
be intense as canines exhibit
the qualities that earned them
a spot at the invitation-only
AKC/Eukanuba National
Championship. Dr. Laura van
Horn and Dorothy Foster and
their. German pinscher, CH.
SD Spirit of Mulan ("Loni"i
of Sebring w 'ill be among the
approximately' 2,500 con-
tenders representing 158 AKC
registered breeds.
This is the third year that
van Horn and Foster, mem-
bers of the Heartland Dog
Club of Florida, have at least
one of their German pinschers
invited to the AKC/Eukanuba.
The eighth annual
AKC/Eukanuba will be
filmed and broadcast
Saturday, Jan. 31 on Animal
Planet and the Discovery
Channel. Check the local TV
listings for exact times.
These top dogs will com-
pete for $225,000 in cash


prizes and the coveted title of
National Champion. The
AKC/Eukanuba National
Championship offers the onl
sizable monetary award in
dog shows and represents the
pinnacle of canine achieve-
ment. Invitations are issued to
dogs ranking in the top 25 of
their breed based on year-long
competition in other AKC
events. Any dog receiving an
all-breed "Best in Show" at an
AKC show held during the
qualifying period also
receives an inMiauon
Additionally, the top-
ranked dog in each AKC-reg -
istered breed is invited from
countries around the world
with registries that issue pedi-
grees acceptable for AKC reg-
istration.
The system used to select
the top dog in each breed is
determined by each country's
national kennel clubs. This
year, dogs from 52 countries
will compete for prestigious
international recognition and
prize money.
Again, three of the
American Kennel Club's
national championships will


Courtesy photo
Dorothy Foster shows CH.SD Spirit of Mulan at a recent
competition. 'Loni,' owned by Foster and Laura van Horn,
will compete this weekend in the invitation-only
AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach,
Calif.


be featured at one venue:
AKC National Agility
Championship, AKC National
Obedience Invitational, and


AKC/Eukanuba National
Championship. Visit
www.akc.org for more infor-
mation.


WAVES Unit 88 teams with DAR and West

Palm VA to assist women veterans with kids


By MARY MARGARET STAIK
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Betsy Waddell, president
of Highlands WAVES Unit 88, and the
local Daughters of the American
Revolution are working with the West
Palm VA Hospital to help assist the
women veterans with children in the
VA's Homeless Programs.
Margaret Croney, social work supervi-
sor for the Homeless Programs and
Primary Care of the Women's Clinics at
West Palm VA, made a special request to
the WAVES to assist in supporting the


women veterans with children during the
holiday season.
Croney reported that without assis-
tance, "some of these families will see a
bleak holiday for the children. We really
need your help this year, more so than
ever."
Among the donations for the children
of women veterans are gifts of food,
clothing, and toys for the children.
According to Waddell, "These ladies
served our country, now we can help
them and their children during the holi-
days. Every child needs a gift for the hol-


idays."
To make a donation, contact Waddell
at 382-0419. Suggested items include
warm blankets, toys and clothing for all
ages of children (either gender), and
food. The items should not be wrapped,
but in their original packaging. The
social workers for the VA in West Palm
will handle the wrapping of the gifts and
will deliver the donations to the partici-
pants in the homeless programs.
Waddell suggests all items should be
donated by Dec. 18.


'Tis the Season to be Healthy' is theme for Thursday's Elder Fair


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - "Tis the
Season to be Healthy" is the
theme of the 17th annual
Elder Fair to be from 8:30
a.m. to noon Thursday at the
Highlands County
Fairgrounds at Highlands and
Commerce streets. Highlands
County Aging Advocacy
Coalition is sponsoring the
health fair in partnership with
Florid Hospital Heartland
Division and West Central
Florida Area Agency on
Aging. The annual health fair
is part of the Aging Advocacy
Coalition's ongoing effort to
inform educate and empower
our senior community to
adapt healthier lifestyle
behaviors.
Free health screenings will
be available including osteo-


porosis screenings, massage
therapy, blood pressure and
cholesterol checks.
Entertainment by Toby's
Clowns, refreshments and
door prizes will make this a
fun way for seniors to learn
more about community
resources and have their ques-
tions answered. Exhibitors
will include governmental,
senior and adult agencies as
well as non-profit and public
service organizations. There
will be booths with informa-
tion about nutrition, health-
care and medical topics.
The Aging Advocacy
Coalition advocates for the
needs of all seniors with an
emphasis on improving their
quality of life, helping them
live active, healthy and inde-
pendent lives and promoting


positive attitudes toward
aging and older people.
Admission is free, however
everyone is asked to bring a
non-perishable canned food


item to be donated to local
food pantries.
For more information con-
tact Debbie Slade at 382-2134
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Fixing economy tops


issues in Sunshine


State Survey


Special to the News-Sun
TALLAHASSEE - As
unemployment grows and
personal debt rises, concern
about the slumping economy
has taken a dramatic leap in
Florida, according to a poll
released Tuesday.
Since Leadership Florida
began asking residents three
years ago what they think is
the No. 1 issue facing the
state, no topic has dominated
the survey the way the econ-


re-locate to Florida.
Statewide, support for incen-
tives has increased to 63 per-
cent, up 8 points from last
year.
Residents continue to feel
state agencies should put a
greater emphasis on sustain-
ing existing businesses over
attracting businesses from
out of state.
"People here are more
committed to returning this
state to a leader in creating


omy does now: . -' "'"- jobsv'and economic opportu-
In the 2007 survey, taxes niti.s;"' Trueba --said.-
"Foiianos, arueb senin ,aid"


and government spending
topped the list. But those
issues are greatly overshad-
owed this year with the
almost 50-point jump by the
economy and jobs.
"It is no surprise that the
number one concern for
Floridians is our economy, "
said Mario Trueba, chair of
Leadership Florida, which
commissioned the annual
survey. "More importantly,
this survey reveals that
Floridians are looking to
state and local government
to develop and implement
proactive measures to stimu-
late the economy and create
jobs."
The survey offers a
revealing snapshot of how
the state's citizenry per-
ceives everything from the
economy and taxes to educa-
tion and quality of life.
In the 2008 poll, 56 per-
cent listed jobs and the econ-
omy as the most important
issue, up sharply from 7 per-
cent in 2007. Next on the
agenda of concerns, both
polling at 8 percent, were
healthcare and taxes and
government spending.
When Floridians were
asked what was the single
greatest stress on their
household finances, personal
debt was cited most often -
23 percent, almost double
from the 2007 survey.
Faced with harder eco-
nomic times, Floridians now
support offering incentives
to businesses to expand or


"Floridians are sending a
clear message to government
and community leaders by
asking them to offer incen-
tives to businesses so they
can expand, re-locate and
stay here to create more
jobs."
The down economy also
has had some effect on how
Florida residents view the
issue of growth. More now
feel that the positives of new
people moving into the state
outweigh the negatives.
"Florida has an incredible
livability climate and attract-
ing new residents is good for
our economy. We're moving
past the tipping point of neg-
ative perceptions toward
growth," Trueba said.
Floridians also have a more
favorable opinion of local
governments' efforts to man-
age growth.
Fulfilling Leadership
Florida's role as the conven-
er of discussion on important
statewide issues, the
Sunshine State Survey estab-
lishes longitudinal trends,
and is a valuable tool for
public policy makers, non-
profits, academics, and the
media.
A total of 1,200 Florida
residents were interviewed
statewide by phone as part of
this third annual survey,
which will be released in
topical segments over the
course of this month.
The survey was conducted
Nov. 17-23 by Mason-Dixon
Polling & Research Inc.


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Veterans remember Pearl Harbor at Medal of Honor Park


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
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SEBRING - Pearl Harbor
Remembrance, a ceremony
held at Medal of Honor Park
on Sunday, began just after 1
p.m. Eastern Standard Time,
which meant it began at
exactly the same time the sur-
prise attack on Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii swept out of the sky
67 years ago.
While not many people
turned out, and most of those.
who did were old enough to
remember hearing the original
news bulletin over the radio,
the service was the more mov-
ing for that living connection.
The mood was set with the
posting of the colors by VFW
4300 Honor Guard and
Shannon Marrero's rendition
of the national anthem. Fred
Abelo, Korean War veteran
and commander of the
Military Order of Purple
Heart, led the Pledge of
Allegiance.
Joseph A. Dionne,
Highlands County Veteran
Services officer, spoke to the
purpose of the ceremony -
remembering the sailors, sol-
diers and marines who died or
were wounded at Pearl
Harbor.
Andrew B. Jackson, former
Highlands County commis-
sioner and guest speaker, put
the attack into an historical
context.
"It is hard to think of some--
thing original to say," Jackson,
began, pointing out that
Dionne had described the
events of that day, and
Governor Charlie Christ had
issued an eloquent proclama-
tion. "What does that leave
you to say?" he asked.
"I'd like us to think about
Pearl Harbor in a broader, his-
torical view," he said, asking
people to think about what the
world was like in 1941.
Europe was under the sway of
the Nazis, England was barely
holding on, Russia in the
west, China and European
-colonies in the east faced
* -overwhelming odds- from
Germany and Japan.
"If you can remember that
era, you'll recall there wasn't
much support for war,"'
Jackson said.
"Pearl Harbor changed all
that," and in ways we'd never


have predicted, he went on.
For example, Jackson said,
the Pacific war came to be
fought using aircraft carriers
as the cutting-edge weapon,
so that carriers became the
wave of the future and at the
heart of post-war military
planning.
But this only happened,
Jackson reminded the audi-
ence, because the Japanese
had destroyed the battleship
fleet. Had that not happened,
he said, the Pacific theater of
war would have been
approached differently
because the battleship is
another type of weapon, and
post-war military strategy
would have been different as
well.
Jackson also pointed out
that the Manhattan Project -
the crash program that led to
the creation of the two atom
bombs that were used on
Japan in August 1945 -
couldn't have happened with-
out congressional support, a
support created by the Dec. 7
surprise attack.
"Remember," Jackson said,
"that Pearl Harbor ranks as a
Waterloo or the Spanish
Armanda - important not so
much for what happened that
day, but for what happened
after; how the United States
reacted
",-\ the Japanese admiral
who led the attack said. "\\e
hi',e awakened a sleeping
giani and tilled it with a terri-
ble resolve."
Besides remembering the
men and omenn v.ho gj\e
their Iites tor their country.
Jackson said. '%e need to
remember that, "'the v.a\ \ e
responded to , the Pearl
Harbor attack changed the
v world forever."
The ceremony concluded
w\ ih a time-honored Na\i tra-
dition - the ringing of eight
bells.
Each bell sigenfies a inrue.
Chief Hospital Corpsman
(retiredJ Bei S:, i\addell.
president of Wades Linit xx
and the Veteran's Council of
Highland- Courint, sounded
the bell while e Dionne recited
the inrues: E\cellence.
inte ritt\. ser ice to others.
honor. perseverance. courage.
strength. and dedication.


Chief Petty Officer, retired, Betsy Waddell, sounds eight
bells during the Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony held
Sunday. The event was presented by a consortium of veter-
ans groups including Highlands County Veterans Advisory
Board; the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc.; News-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Highlands County Veterans Services Office; Military Order of Master Sergeant, retired, Roy Whitton, who served in World
the Purple Heart; VFW #4300 Honor Guard; Forty et Eight War II and Korea, salutes the fallen sailors, soldiers and
Voiture 863; the Knights of Columbus; and Waves Unit 88. marines who died or were wounded during the Japanese
Waddell is the president of both the Waves Unit 88, and the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor during a remembrance cere-
Veterans Council. mony Sunday.


Heartland Symphony

presents 'Messiah'

concert on Sunday


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The
Heartland Symphony
Orchestra, its choir and four
soloists will present Handel's
"Messiah" on the South
Florida Community College
campus at 2:30 p.m. Sunday
with Bryan Johnson conduct-
ing.
The four soloists are sopra-
no Ginger Statom, alto
Christine Waters, tenor Alan
Gerber,, and bass Daniel
Burke.
The "Messiah" was written
in 24 days, from Aug. 22 to
Sept. .14, 1741. It was first
performed in Dublin on April
13,1742 but when performed
in London, King George II
stood up during the playing of
the Hallelujah chorus and
those in attendance joined
him in appreciation of the
tremendous work.
Training the Heartland
Symphony Orchestra choir is
Susan Lewis, a piano player,
organist, bassoonist and, of
course, a singer. The well-
trained choir is about 40
strong.
Tickets are on sale from
members of the orchestra and
choir as well as at the door:
$5 children, $10 adults, $15
family.
For information call Lewis
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News-Sun * Wednesday, December 10, 2008

PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Dec. 8, 2008
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 3 missing juvenile, 42 traffic
stops, 5 child abuse (2 adult abuse),
3 juvenile trouble (1 juvenile trouble
delayed), 4 domestic battery, 1
domestic battery delayed, 3 domes-
tic assaults, 1 domestic injunction,
28 EMS, 30 watch orders, 16 alarms
(1 medical alarm) and 2 fire alarms.
23:51, No address, Fire.
23:45, 300 U.S. 27 -N.-Gate.
Station, Suspicious person.
23:43, Friendship Lane, Fire.
23:33, 1519 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Abandoned vehicle.
23:30, Lemon Ave., Suspicious
person.
23:08, U.S. 98, Burglary delayed.
23:01, Palm Blvd., Suspicious
Incident.
22:59, Grouper Dr., Civil dispute.
22:37, 3115 U.S. 27 S.-
McDonald's, Suspicious person.
22:36, 607 U.S. 27 N.-Badcock
and More of Avon Park, Assist
agency.
22:13, High Ave., Civil dispute.
22:12, E. Main St., Civil dispute.
22:03, Grand Ave., Follow-up.
21:51, Villa Rd., Assist agency.
21:14, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
21:13, N. Summit Ave., Follow-
up.
21:04, Center Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
20:43, No. address, Suspicious
incident.
'' 20:37, Chicago Bulls St.,
Suspicious incident.
20:26, Beck Ave., Abandoned
vehicle.
20:22, S.R. 70, Assist agency.
20:17, Schlosser Rd., Shooting,
in area.
' 20:10, Hubbel Ave., Suspicious
incident.
S20:03, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
20:01, River Dr., Assist public-
ATC.
19:41,,Amaranth St., Verbal dis-
turbance.
19:29, Perch Ave., Harassment
delayed.
19:24, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
' 19:00, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
18:58, 1625 U.S. 27 S.-Race
Trac, Felony; fraud/embezzlement.
18:48, 700 E. Main St.-Avon Park.
High School, Special detail.
' 18:48, Cash Rd., Animal com-
plaint.
' 18:21, Roseland Ave., Civil dis-
pute.
18:18, Deer Trail, Suspicious per-
son.
son.7:55, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
17:55, Anoka Ave., Assist noise
9,rdinance.
- 17:43, County Line Rd.-Lake
Branch Dairy, Animal complaint.
17:41, Foxstar Ave. N.W.,
Burglary delayed.
S17:38, Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
:' 17:34, W. Cash Rd., Verbal dis-
turbance.
17:09, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands County Jail, Transport.
17:05, 2650 S. U.S. 27-Sunset
Grille, Disabled vehicle.
16:53, Denise Ave., Suspicious
incident.
16:48, 401 S. Lake Ave.-Avon
Park Middle School, Special detail.
16:41, Aston-Martin Dr., Theft
delayed.
16:38, N. Highlands Ave.,
Property found.
e. 16:34, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehi-
cle. .
. 16:31, 13330 U.S. 98-Sebring
Antiques and Collectibles,
Suspicious person.
" 16:28, N. Lakeview Rd., Burglary
delayed.
". 16:19, 1041 N. U:S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,; Accident
without injury.
, 16:11, Mattee Dr., Harassment.
16:08, Melady Ave., Suspicious
incident.
' 16:07, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
' 16:05, N. Lakeview Rd., Burglary
Delayed.
" 16:04, Leaf Rd., Violation of pro-
bation.
' 16:03, Highlands Ave.,
Suspicious person..
15:59, E. Adams St., Assist noise
ordinance.
r 15:58, 2650sS. U.S. 27-Sunset
Grille, Assist public-ATC.
' 15:56, W. Main St., Highway
obstruction.
15:54, Beach Front area,
Shooting in area.
, 15:41, 2730 N. U.S. 27-Heartland
Workforce, Accident without injury.
.. 15:28, 2940 N. U.S. 27-Sebring
Plaza, Accident without injury.
15:23, N. Tropical Ave., Warrant
service.
i 15:19, 401 Lakeside Park-Boys &
Girls Club, Suspicious incident.
15:05, 960 U.S. 27 S.-Jones Oil,
Suspicious incident.
� 15:03, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Felony,


fraud/embezzlement.
15:03, Lake. Lillian Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
14:58, N. Lakeview Rd., Burglary
delayed.
' 14:53, Persimmon Ave., Assist
agency.
;' 14:51, 2940 N. U.S. 27-Sebring
Plaza, Accident without injury.
' 14:51, Scenic Highway,
Suspicious person.
14:42, 430 S. Commerce Ave.-
Courthouse, Violation of probation.
14:41, Sycamore St., Shooting in
area.


14:35, Kenilworth Blvd., Accident
with unknown injury.
14:30, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
14:24, Alternate U.S. 27, Assist
public-ATC.
14:18, Robin Ave., Reckless driv-
er.
14:10, S. Heron St., Burglary
delayed.
14:09, Prado Ct., Suspicious
incident.
13:43, 2301 U.S. 27 S.-Avon
Park Water Department, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
13:35, 2900 S.R. 17 N.-Dinner
Lake Haven Mobile Home Park,
Assist public-ATC.
13:34, 3400 U.S. 27 S.-Captain
D's Seafood, Suspicious person.
13:20, 4638; Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Heart Group, Suspicious
incident.
13:11, E. Main St., Trespassing.
13:11, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
incident.
13:10, Enchanted Oaks Lane,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
13:02, E. Canfield St., Assist pub-,
lic-ATC.
12:52, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
12:50, 2900 S.R. 17 N.-Dinner
Lake Haven Mobile Home Park,
Assist public-ATC.
12:36, 1500 S. U.S. 27-Chaney's
Used Cars and Trucks, Civil dispute.
12:32, Hendrie Lane, Suspicious
person.
12:29, 1801 .U.S. 27 S.-Lake
Placid Campground, Accident with-
out injury.
12:29, Moss Rd., Miscellaneous
incident.
12:24, 5100 U.S. 27 S.-Raceway,
Assist agency.
12:18, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands ' County Jail,
Recommitted from court.
12:15, U.S. 27-Rose's Auto
Sales, Theft delayed.
12:09, 2180 N. Lakeview Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Trespassing.
12:03, 3525 U.S., 27 N.-Walmart
Super Center, Animal complaint.
12:01, Crane St., Assist with VIN
check.
12:01,3250 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Accident-hit and run.
12:00, Lime Rd., Assist with VIN
check.
11:48, Alhambra Ave.,
Trespassing delayed.
11:23, Mackerel Dr.,, Theft
delayed.
11:21, Lake Josephine Shores
Rd., Property found.
11:21, 338 S. Orange St.-
.Highlands. County Jail, Warrant
service.
11:08; Osceolo Ave., Suspicious"
incident.
11:02, 601 E. Center Ave.-Amtrak
Train Station, Suspicious person.
11:02, Chatsworth St., Sexual
offender. c
10:57, E. Winthrop St., Highway
obstruction.
10:50, 480 U.S. 27 N.-Ole South
Auto Salvage, Suspicious incident.
10:28, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Miscellaneous incident.
10:26; Heartland Blvd., Accident
without injury.
10:21, S. Anoka Ave., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
10:20, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Warrant service.
10:13, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Burglary
delayed.
10:11, N. Seneca Dr., Assist
agency.
; 10:,10, 1105 Main St.-CVS,
Suspicious incident.
10:03, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
10:01, 1110 Lakeview Dr.-Carpet
Depot, Theft delayed.
09:58, 125 U.S. 27 S.-Kentucky
Fried Chicken, Theft delayed.
09:50, Washington Blvd. N.W,,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
09:43, S. Pinecrest Ave., Warrant
service.
09:34, Royal Palm Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
09:33, S. Florida Ave,, Follow-up.
09:27, Placid View Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
09:03, 2904 U.S. 27 N.-Rent-A-
Center, Harassment delayed.
09:00, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Harassment delayed.
08:55, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
08:53, W. Hibiscus Rd., Sexual
predator.
08:51, 5005 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Crownpointe Assisted Living,
Follow-up. ,
08:42, W. Exeter Rd., Sexual
offender.
08:30, 2100 E. Caribbean Rd.-
Sebring Falls Mobile Home Park,
Assist public-ATC.
08:26, W.L. Kirkland St., Sexual
offender.
08:22, W. Hal McRae Blvd.,


Criminal mischief/vandalism.
08:18, E. Booker- St., Sexual
offender.
08:08, Granada Blvd., Assist
agency.
08:03, W. Lacey St., Sexual
offender.
07:54, Villa Rd.-Highlands Village
One, Assist public-ATC.
07:50, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
agency.
07:47, S. Lake Letta Rd., Sexual
offender.
07:46, Jackson Heights Dr.,
Reckless driver.


07:36, S. Lake Letta Dr.-Lake
Letta Campground, Sexual offender.
07:27, Glacier Ave., Sexual
offender.
07:25, Alpha Rd.-Alpha General
Services, Burglary delayed.
07:24, Holiday Beach Dr., Sexual
offender.
06:59, Highlands Ave., Assist
agency.
06:58, Kenilworth Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
06:58, Kenilworth Blvd., Assist
agency.
06.53, 3514 Kenilworth Blvd.-
Sebring High School, Disabled vehi-
cle.
04:47, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Felony.
04:45, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Transport. ,
04:38, Vantage Circle, Assist
public-ATC.
01:53, 2620 S.R. 17 N.-Sebring
Resort Mobile Home Park, Civil dis-
pute.
01::07, 2751 U.S. 27 $.-Wild
Turkey Tavern, Suspicious vehicle.
00:47, N., DeSoto Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
00:39, Kennedy Dr., Warrant
service.
00:10, 1210 U.S. 27 'N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Follow-up..
00:03, Queen Palm Ave., Warrant
service.

Dec. 7, 2008
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 99 traffic stops, 1 child abuse, 1
juvenile trouble, 1 domestic dispute
(3 battery, 1 suspicious incident-
domestic violence related), 35 EMS,
21 watch orders, and 17 alarms (6
medical alarms).
23:58, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
23:41, Dolphin Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
23:36, Haddock Dr., Warrant
service.
23:22, Olive Ave., Warrant serv-
ice.
23:14, E. Pine St., Suspicious
vehicle.
23:02, Ike Ave., Warrant service.
23:01, Heppner Ave., Reckless
driver.
22:47, S.R. 64, Disabled vehicle.
22:45, Lake Isis Ave., Radar
request.
22:22, No address, Suspicious
incident.
22:17, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
22:16; Bell St., Radar request.
22:05, Rhapsody Ave., Warrant
service.
22:02, Virtudes St., Suspicious
incident.
21:34, Eucalyptus St., Assist
noise ordinance.
21:06, Spinks Rd., Trespassing.
20:02, Park Crest Apts.,
Suspicious incident.
19:46, 1105 Main St.-CVS, Theft.
19:42, N. Carpenter Rd.,
Suspiicious incident.
19:31, Moss Rd., Suspicious
incident.
" 19:27, Glenwood Ave.,
Suspicious person.
19:21, 2724 U.S. 27 S.-Circle K
No. 7451, Fire.
18:50, Sparrow Ave., Follow-up,
18:46, Cadagua Dr., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
18:18, Royce Ranch Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
18:16, S. Avon Estates Blvd.,
Follow-up.
17:52, Avon Estates Blvd., Fire.
17:51, Avon Estates Blvd., Fire
vehicle.
17:46, W. Reeves Rd., Follow-up.
17:42, 4800 Haw Branch Rd.-
Country Club of Sebring, Special
detail.
17:37, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
17:33, Riverdale Rd., Reckless
driver.
17:29, N. Self Ave., Suspicious
incident.
17:24, Van Pelt Rd., Burglary
delayed.
17:23, W. Bell St., Follow-up.
17:15, S.R. 66, Reckless driver.
17:09, Taseschee Dr., Reckless
driver. *
16:42, No address, Stolen vehi-
cle.
16:34, Rose Ave., Disturbance.
16:34, 5931 Hammock Rd.-
Highlands Hammock State Park,
Burglary delayed.
16:24, 1020 U.S. 27 S.-Publix,
Accident-hit and run.
16:16, Henscratch Rd., Accident
without injury.
16:03, Columbus Blvd., Reckless
driver.
15:59, Cadagua Dr.; Disturbance
15:56, N. Hacienda Dr., Theft
delayed.
S15:45, Mare Path, Suspicious
vehicle.
15:23, Monegro St., Burglary
delayed.
15:05, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
14:49, Lake Hill- Dr., Reckless
driver.


14:47, 3900 U.S. 27 N.-
Wauchula,State Bank, Follow-up.
14:42, Memorial Dr., Animal
complaint.
14:30, Observation Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
14:23, Columbus Blvd., Reckless
driver.
14:19, S. Florida Ave.,
Trespassing.
14:17, 123 Main Dr.-Archbold
Biological Station, Burglary delayed.
14:12, S. Verona Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
14:10, No address, Fire.


14:07, S.R. 70, Fire.
14:00, Rosemary Ave., Animal
complaint.
13:54, Washington Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
13:53, Pleasant St., Reckless
driver.
13:50, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
13:36, 1016 Chicago Bulls-
Sunny Ridge Mobile Court, Burglary
delayed.
13:33, Egret St., Shooting in
area.
13:22, Duffer Loop, Shooting in
area.
13:13, 418 S. Main St.-Sides
Aluminum, Assist noise ordinance.
13:12, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
13:07, Whiting Dr., Follow-up.
13:02, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury:
12:55, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
12:52, Woods and Water Ct.,
Follow-up.
12:51, 1519 Valiant Ave.-
Highlands County Jail, Theft
delayed.
12:49, Dal Hall Blvd.-Bicentennial
Park, Miscellaneous incident.
12:39, Royal Oaks Ct.-Theft
delayed.
12:39, No address, Theft
delayed.
12:35, No address, Assist
agency.
12:34, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
12:34, Safe House, Assist
agency.
12:28, Eiland Dr., Theft delayed.
12:28, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Suspicious person.
,12:16, Safe House, Assist
agency.
12:06, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Transport.
12:01, Assist agency.
11:54, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
11:42, Morningside Rd.,
Reckless driver.
11:17, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmarf
Discount Cities Sebring, Accident-
hit and run.
11:16, E. Ebi St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
11:08, W. Xavier Rd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
10:59, Jaguar Burglary delayed.
10:41, Gardenview Rd., Civil dis-
pute.
10:39, E.O. Douglas Ave., Verbal
disturbance.
10:33, Bassage Rd., Follow-up.
10:19, Oliver Rd., Suspicious
incident.
10:14,. Melady.Ave.,.Suspicious...
incident. , .. ; . '. ,
09:51, Shoreline Dr., Assist
agency.
09:42, 3750 Hammock Rd.-Bible
Fellowship Church, Special detail.
09:38, Holmes Rd., Suspicious
person.
09:37, Wirick . St., Property
found.
09:33, Gramarcy Ave., Property
found.
09:20, Robbins Rd., Accident
without injury.
.09:14, Dozier Ave., Burglary
delayed.
09:10, Green Acre Way, Civil dis-
pute.
09:05, Bassage Rd., Property
found.
08:51, 910 , U.S. 27 S.-EI
Mercadito, Follow-up.
08:50, Washington St., Warrant
service.
08:48, Lafayette Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
08:46; Panther Place, Animal
complaint.
08:45, Fifth St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
08:40, 518 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
United States Post Office,
Suspicious incident.
08:20, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital, Follow-up.
08:19, YAndalusia St., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
08:19, Lakeview Dr., Warrant
service.
08:14, W. Cash Rd., Animal com-
plaint.
a08:11, Seneca Dr., Highway
obstruction.
08:04', Osceola Ave., Warrant
service.
07:42, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebrinig Police Department, Follow-
up.. ' "
07:22, Wolfe Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
07:18, Van Pelt Rid., Suspicious
incident.
07:15, 113 Midway Dr.-Sebring
Race Track, Special detail.
06:30, 7001 Old Plantation Ave.-
Highland Oaks RV Resort,
Suspicious incident.
05:59, Lakewood Rd.,
Suspicious person.
04:31, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
04:28, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
04:08, Avon Way, Shooting in


area.
03:52, Lakeview Dr., Stolen vehi-
cle.
03:17, Barnum St., Assist noise
ordinance.
02:51, Avon Estates Blvd.-X2
(S.R. 64 W.), Suspicious vehicle.
02:41, 6105 U.S. 27 N.-Mid-
Florida Credit Union, Suspicious
vehicle.
02:32, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
02:17, Highlands Lake Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
02:16, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
02:02, S. Avon Estates Blvd.,


Suspicious vehicle.
02:00, 1452 N. Melrose Dr.-The
Manors, Disturbance. '
01:27, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Mentally ill.
01:00, Westminster Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
00:51, Mango Rd. N.E., Assist
noise ordinance.
00:46, 2951 U..S. 27 N.-Sierra
Bar and Grill, Disturbance fight.
00:36, Wilson Dr., Assist public-
ATC.
00:30, Francis St., Suspicious
incident.
00:21, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
00:09, Tangier St., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
00:04, 746 Memorial Dr.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Suspicious inci-
dent.
00:04, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.

Dec. 6
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 2 missing juvenile, 77 traffic:
stops, 2 child abuse, 1 juvenile trou-
ble (1 juvenile trouble delayed), 2
domestic violence (1 assault, 1 bat-
tery, 3 battery delayed, 1 suspicious
incident-domestic violence related),
36 watch orders, 43 EMS, and 17
alarms.
23:47, Tarkenton Rd., Suspicious
incident.
23:47, Granada Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:47, Persimmon Ct., Warrant
service.
23:46, Sebring Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:39, Cornell St., Suspicious
incident.
23:27, Pompino St., Follow-up.
23:26, Spinks Rd., Suspicious
incident.
23:24, E.A. Smith Ave.,
Suspicious person.
23:20, . Yarbrough Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
23:10, U.S. 27, Radar request.
23:00, Third St., Verbal distur-
bance.
23:00, 201 S. Tangerine Dr.-Lake
Placid Middle School, Drunk driver.
22:56, Olive Ave., Warrant serv-
Sice.
22:47, Washington Blvd.,'
Suspicious incident.
22:47, 7916 U.S. 27 S.-Circle K
No. 7515, Alcohol violation.
22:38, Rainbow Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
22:36, Ike Ave., Warrant service.
22:36, N. Prospect Ave., Verbal
disturbance.
22:33, Huntley Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:22,, Nautilus Dr:, SuspiciousW
vehicle.
22:15, E. Winthrop St.,
Suspicious incident.
22:13, 2715 Pompino Dr.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
22:02, Lakeview Dr., Burglary.A
21:54, Huntley Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
21:53, No address,.Fire.
21:51, Placid View Dr., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
21:37, Lakeview Dr.,
Trespassing.
21:26, E. Phoenix Ave.,
Disturbance.
21:24, Wolf Dr., Follow-up.
S2104, Lakeview Dr., Suspicibus
person.
21:01, 818 U.S. 27 N.-Big Lots,
Civil dispute.
20:57, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Civil dispute.
20:50, Villa Rd.,, Verbal distur-
bance.
20:48, U.S. 27, Alcohol violation.
20:45, McCoy Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
20:44, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
20:43, Donaldson, Park;
Suspicious vehicle.
20:41, Central Ave., Assist noise
20:32, Delaney Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
20:14, 101 Vision St.-Highway
Park Liquors, Assist noise ordi-
nance. , -
19:58, Shelton St., Assist noise
ordinance.
19:56, 1503 N. Lake Ave.-
Simmons Kitchen and Bath,.
Suspicious person.
19:52, Plaza Ave., Suspicious
incident.
19:51, 825 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Blue Crab Restaurant, Animal com-
plaint.
19:51, 2940 N. U.S. 27-Sebring
Plaza, Suspicious vehicle.
19:45, Urbino St., Suspicious
incident.
19:36, 3000 . U.S.. 27 N.-


McDonald's, Suspicious incident.
19:33, 802 U.S. 27 S.-Winn
Dixie, Stolen vehicle delayed.
19:30, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
19:30, 3130 U.S. 27 S.-Burger
King South, Animal complaint.
19:29, W. Bell St., Prowler.
19:28, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Suspicious
incident.
19:23, No address, Drunk per-
son.
19:20, Melody Lane, Shooting in
area.
19:20, Lakeside Dr. W., Follow-
up.
19:03, W. Anoka Ave., Suspicious
person.
19:03, Lakeview Dr.,
Trespassing.
18:54, Evanston St., Suspicious
vehicle.
18:49, 38 W. Circle St.-Sunny
Ridge Mobile Court, Suspicious per-
son.
18:33, No address, Suspicious .
incident.
18:15, Highlands County
unknown, Suspicious incident.
18:07, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands County' Jail,
Recommitted from court.
17:56, Jacaranda Way-
Woodhaven, Suspicious person.
17:46, Geese St., Reckless driver.
17:46, No address, Drunk per-
son.
17:43, N. Highlands Ave.,
Warrant service.
17:42, Youth Care Lane,
Suspicious incident.
17:39, Singer St., Suspicious
person.
17:34, 338 S. Orange. St.-
Highlands County Jail, Transport.
17:33, S.R. 70 W.-about 2-3
miles from U.S. 27, Disabled vehi-
cle.
17:32, 1366 C.R. 29-Parker
Island-Bulb Co., Special detail.
17:30, Argonaut Rd., Reckless
driver.
17:26, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
17:16, Prentice St., Assist public-
ATC.
17:08, E. Camphor St., Burglary
delayed.
17:04 901 U.S. 27 N.-Beall's,
Theft IP.
17:03, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Follow-
up.
16:57, Guitar Dr., Suspicious
incident.
16:53, S. Franklin St., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
16:42, 307, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
16:36,. 3525jU.S: 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Follow-up. ___
16:33, Douglas Ave., Suspictous
incident.
16:33, Winthrop St., Assist noise
ordinance.
16:03, 1500 S. U.S. 27-Chaney's
Used Cars and Trucks, Civil dispute.
16:02, Valencia Ave., Animal
complaint.
16:02, U.S. 27, Radar request.
16:01, Joe Hilton St., Animal
complaint.
16:00, 1500 S. U.S. 27-Chaney's
Used Cars and Trucks, Stolen vehi-
cle IR
16:00, Highlander Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
15:52, 701 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
City Beauty Supply, Disturbance
fight.
15:47, No address, Mentally ill
person.
15:44, 3 Mossy Cove Dr.-Mossy
Cove Fish Camp, Follow-up.
15:44, FHH to All Children's St.
Pete-Florida Hospital Heartland,
Transport.
15:32, Martin Luther King. Jr.
Blvd., Disturbance fight.
15:31, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Property lost..
15:24, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
15:14, 1041 N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Follow-
up.
14:45, DeSoto City Rd., Follow-
up..
14:37, Polk County, Reckless
driver.
14:33, 1.0809 U.S. 27 S.-Lake
Josephine RV Resort, Follow-up.
14:22, 2180 Lakeview Dr.-Garden
Apts., Follow-up.
14:07, Rhapsody Ave., Warrant
service. -
14:07, Poinsettia St., Suspicious
incident.
13:46, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Accident
with unknown injury.
13:26, Sun 'N Lakes. Blvd., Theft
delayed.
13:25, Warfiel Place, Assist
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noise ordinance.
13:12, Melody Lane, Verbal dis-
turbance.
13:10, Elson Ave., Property
found.
13:01, U.S. 27, Escort.
12:56, Bobwhite Dr., Suspicious
incident.
12:28, 600 W. College Dr.-South
Florida Community College,
Abandoned vehicle.
12:24, Roosevelt Ave. N.E., Theft
delayed.
12:21, Maserati St., Suspicious
incident.
12:18, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
12:14, 111 E. Circle St.-
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,
Escort.
12:11, Melody Lane, Theft
delayed.
12:03, U.S. 27 S., Miscellaneous
incident.
12:01, 2137 U.S. 27 S.-Moose
Lodge, Miscellaneous incident.
11:58, 134 U.S. 27 N.-Gate
Station, Verbal disturbance.
11:56, S. Anoka Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
11:44, Summit Ave., Suspicious
incident.
11:34, 818 U.S. 27 N.-Big Lots,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
11:26, 404 Plaza Ave.-Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home, Escort.
11:19, 3.35 U.S. 27 S.-Lake
Jackson Condos, Suspicious inci-
dent.
11:19, 3600 S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical Center,
Follow-up.
10:43, 3750 Hammock Rd.-Bible
Fellowship Church, Escort.
10:24, U.S. 27, Miscellaneous
incident.
10:19, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
10:19, Clay St., Assist agency.
10:05, 2620 S.R. 17 N.-Sebring
Resort Mobile Home Park,
Disturbance.
10:01, Treasure Cay Lane,
Suspicious incident.
09:58, Skyline Dr., Miscellaneous
incident.
09:57, Interlake Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
09:51, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
09:49, Main Ave., Miscellaneous
incident.
09:45, Apple Rd., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
09:44, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands County Jail, Warrant
service.
09:25, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
09:12, E.A. Smith-Putix, Assist
public-ATC. : . .
08:54, Lakeview Dr., Animal
complaint.
08:50, 4971 U.S. 98-Neibert's
Fishing Resort, Follow-up.
08:36, 339 U.S. 27 S.-
McDonald's, Accident without
injury.
08:18, Sunset Pointe Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
08:17, Nasturtium Ave.-Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
m08:07, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Miscellaneous incident.
08:00, 3619 U.S. 27 N.-BP
Station, Follow-up.
07:55, Zion St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
07:55, 4400 U.S. 27 N.-Holiday
Inn Express Sub, Suspicious inci-
dent.
07:55, 2180 Lakeview Dr.-Garden
Apts., Property found.
07:53, Sebring Parkway-
Hemlock Ave., Animal complaint.
07:41, No address, Assist public-
ATC.
07:39, No address, Assist public-
ATC.
07:34, 113 Midway Dr.-Sebring
Race Track, Special detail.
07:33, U.S. 27-X2 (Dal Hall
Blvd.), Miscellaneous incident.
07:26, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
07:25, 5005 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Crownpointe Assisted Living, Theft
delayed.
06:41, 3115 U.S. 27 S.-
McDonald's, Verbal disturbance.
04:41, 401 U.S. 27 N.-Taco Bell,
Suspicious person.
04:04, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
03:40, Spinks Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
03:21, Lake Denton Rd.,
Shooting in area.
03:21, Lemon Ave., Suspicious
person.
03:20, Spinks Lane, Prowler.
02:54, C.R. 17A, Suspicious
vehicle.
02:33, 901 U.S. 27 S.-Circle K
No. 8535, Burglary delayed.
02:13, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
01:48, 2451 U.S. 27 S.-Paul's
Harborside, Assist noise ordinance.
01:42, Fairfield Ave., Assist
agency.


01:35, Lakeview St., Suspicious
incident.
01:29, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands County Jail, Warrant
service.
01:21, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands County Jail, Transport.
01:16, S.R. 70-Kissimmee River
Estates, Assist noise ordinance.
01:08, No address, Accident with
unknown injury.
01:03, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
00:54, N. Central Ave.,
Suspicious person.
00:43, Southampton Rd., Verbal


disturbance.
00:43, Delaney Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:38, Denise Ave., Follow-up.
00:35, 746 Memorial Dr.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Civil dispute.
00:32, 106 W. Main St.-Auto
Options, Suspicious incident.
00:04, 4141 U.S. 27 S.-Pizzano's
Pizza Grinderz, Suspicious incident.

Dec. 5
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 1 missing juvenile, 84 traffic
stops, 3 child abuse, 1 juvenile trou-
ble delayed, 6 domestic disputes (2
battery, 1 battery delayed), 99 watch
orders, 44 EMS, 5 test calls, 10
alarms and 1 fire alarm.
23:38, Lake August Dr., Civil dis-
pute.
23:32, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-
dent.
22:37, 825 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Blue Crab Restaurant, Suspicious
incident.
22:32, 2867 S.R. 17-Highlands
Animal Clinic, Suspicious incident.
22:31, S.R. 17, Suspicious inci-
dent.
22:28, Gary Ave., Assist public-
ATC.
22:24, U.S. 27, Radar request.
22:19, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
22:03, Lake Mirror Dr., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
21:52, Brighton Rd.,
Disturbance.
21:52, Spinks Rd., Assist public-
ATC.
21:51, Anderson St., Suspicious
vehicle.
21:42, No address, Radar
request.
21:36, Citroen Dr., Disturbance.
21:29, Brunns Rd., Suspicious
person.
21:08, Carolina Ave., Suspicious
person.
21:02, 1411 Roseland Ave.-L&M
Store, Suspicious incident.
21:01, S. Delaney Ave., Follow-
up.
20:55, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
20:54, Hazel Rd., Fire brush.
20:54, S. Verona Ave., Follow-up.
20:42, Lawrence Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
20:42, Wightman Ave., Assist
public-ATC.
20:40, No address, Drunk per-
son.
20:36, Interlake Blvd., Disabled
vehicle.
20:29, N. Dover Rd., Suspicious
person.
20:02;, Detroit 'Ave. N.E., Verbal
disturbance.
19:53, Lake Groves Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:43, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
19:31, McKinley Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
19:23, Lake Josephine Dr., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:04, E. Adams St.,
Disturbance.
18:54, 700 E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Special detail.
18:53, E. Viola St., Suspicious
person.
18:50, Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
18:47, 1028 U.S. 27 S.-
Walgreen's, Suspicious incident.
18:32, 8 N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid
Police Department, Follow-up.
18:25, S.R. 64, Reckless driver.
18:18, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
18:17, Wolfe Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
18:15, 11501 U.S. 27 S.-
Josephine Lakeside, Harassment
delayed.
18:11, 901 U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore
Mall, Follow-up.
18:10, 209 U.S. 27 S.-Citgo
Station, Suspicious incident.
18:04, 202 Green Dragon Dr.-
Lake Placid High School, Special
detail.
18:03, Sunkist Ave., Suspicious
person.
18:03, Valentine Ave., Suspicious
incident.
17:50, Delaney Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
17:46, Wolfe Dr., Assist agency.
17:39, Sebring Parkway,
Suspicious incident.
17:35, 2131 Lakeview Dr.-
Fountainhead, Trespassing.
17:33, 4800 Haw Branch Rd.-
Country Club of Sebring, Special
detail.
17:31, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
17:27, S. Pine St., Accident-hit
and run.
17:26, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Special
detail.
17:22, 3514 Kenilworth Blvd.-
Sebring High School, Special detail.
17:14, Citrus Terrace Dr.,


Kidnapping.
17:06, S.R. 64, Accident with
injury.
16:43, 212 S. Ridgewood Dr.-
Griffin's Cleaners, Harassment
delayed.
16:41, 212 S. Ridgewood Dr.-
Griffin's Cleaners, Verbal distur-
bance.
16:30, 171 U.S. 27 N.-Parole and
Probation, Warrant service.
16:25 3560 S. U.S. 27-
Kindergarten Learning Center,
Suspicious incident.
16:15, 3600 S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical Center,


Accident without injury.
16:05, Spruce Ave., Follow-up.
16:03, Hoyt Ave., Harassment.
16:02, Old S.R. 64, Follow-up.
15:57, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
15:55, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Special
detail.
15:55, Corvallis Rd., Burglary
delayed.
15:54, Hammock Rd.,
Miscellaneous incident.
15:46, 1995 W. County Line Rd.-
Holiday Ranch RV Park, Follow-up.
15:43, S.R. 70, Reckless driver.
15:36, S.R. 17, Accident without
injury.
15:30, Fox Ridge Rd., Shooting
in area.
15:28, 700 E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Follow-up.
15:28, Gloria Blvd., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
15:24, Lakeview Dr., Property
damage.
15:18, Lafayette Ave., Radar
request.
15:16, Blue St., Follow-up.
15:12, S.R. 70, Disabled vehicle.
15:11, Lake Brentwood Rd.,
Miscellaneous incident.
15:09, Rainbow Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
15:08, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Transport.
15:06, 1041 N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:06, 10575 U.S. 98-D MAC,
Fire.
15:01, E. Palmetto St., Property
damage.
14:57, Scenic Highway, Accident
without injury.
14:57, Rainbow Ave., Suspicious
incident.
14:53, Wightman Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
14:47, W. Nautilus Rd., Theft
delayed.
14:46, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.


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 Monday, Dec. 8:
* Pascual Antonio, 21, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid license.
* Samantha Lynn Barfield, 24, of
Sebring, was charged with proba-
tion violation, misdemeanor warrant
for knowingly driving while license
suspended or revoked.
* Cebert Bonnick, 41,, of
Auburndale, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear.
* Darren David Cheatham, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of weapon or ammo by con-
victed Florida felon.
* Bert Glenn Crawford, 30, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for possession
of cocaine; possession of weapon
or ammo by convicted Florida felon;
and possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use.
* Emmanuel Claudio Cruz, 28, of
Lakeland, was charged on a Polk
County warrant, failure to appear for
possession of cannabis.
* Bryan Edward Eurek, 25, of
Hilary, Minn., awaiting trial for two
counts of withholding support, non-
support of children or spouse.
* Toby Eugene Glover, 42, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial, warrant, failure
to appear, failed partial payment
program for knowingly driving while
license suspended or revoked., first
offense.
* James Earl Goins, 19, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant, fail-
ure to appear for driving while
license suspended or revoked.
* Yury Kasharyn, 48, of Brooklyn,
N.Y., awaiting trial for driving under
the influence of alcohol or drugs,
first offense.
* Kynsha Lavon Kelly, 20, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant for
aggravated battery, causing bodily
harm or disability; and warrant for
trespassing in an occupied struc-
ture.
* Zachary Wayne Korzep, 25, of
Lake Placid, was recommitted for
grand theft of motor vehicle; recom-
mitted for felony, fleeing to elude;
and recommitted for leaving scene
of accident with injury.
* Angel Chavez Martinez, 40, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, first
offense; and driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, first
offense.
* Richard Roy Williams, 56, of
Venus, awaiting trial for domestic


14:43, Lake Lotela Dr.,
Suspicious vehicle.
14:43, DeSoto City Rd.,
Abandoned vehicle.
14:37, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Theft
delayed.
14:29, 307 S. Commerce Ave.-
Morris Funeral Home, Escort.
14:24, No address, Suspicious
incident.
14:22, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands County Jail, Warrant
service.
14:14, 1041 N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
14:12, Wisconsin Dr., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
14:03, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
13:56, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Theft
delayed.
13:43, E. Oak Run, Burglary
delayed.
13:00, Black Bear Ave., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
12:59, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
12:57,1025 W. Hal McRae Loop-
Avon Park Police Department,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
12:54, Interlake Blvd., Reckless
driver.
12:47, Buchanan Ave. N.E.,
Verbal disturbance.
12:47, No address, Accident with
unknown injury.
12:20, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
11:57, Oak Beach Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
11:56, Lakeview Dr., Highway
obstruction.
11:55, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
11:45, Hawthorne Dr., Assist with
VIN check.
11:42, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
11:29, Main St., Accident without
injury.
11:24, Swallow Ave., Property
found.
11:23, 700 E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Suspicious incident.
11:20, 171 U.S. 27 N.-Parole and


violence or battery, touch or strike.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Sunday, Dec. 7:
* Michael Shawn Barber, 35, of
Lake Placid, was registered as a
criminal for Lake City County war-
rant for burglary with battery.
* Charles Kenneth Hodge, 41, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear for court order pay-
ment due on possession of drug
paraphernalia; and warrant, failure
to appear, court order payment due
for possession of cocaine.
* Jose Alberto Olvera, 22, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid license.
* Corey Vincent Roque, 21, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for burglary
of unoccupied structure, unarmed;
burglary of unoccupied conveyance,
unarmed; vehicle theft, grand, third
degree; and driving while license
suspended, second offense.
* Nancy Dinise Sheppard, 29, of
Sebring, was charged with proba-
tion violation, misdemeanor or
community control, warrant for
possession of drug paraphernalia.
* John Michael Sinay, awaiting
trial for cruelty toward child, inflic-
tion of physical or mental injury.
* Darlene Kay Thomas, 59, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for battery,
touch or strike; and.smuggling con-
traband, introducing into detention
facility.
* Porfirio Jimenz Vigil, 37, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for driving under
the influence of alcohol or drugs,
first offense.
* Joseph Kyle Vincent, 22, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use;
possession of cocaine; tampering
with, fabricating or destroying evi-
dence; manufacturing cocaine,
Schedule II; warrant, affidavit of
non-compliance, recommitted for
driving while license suspended or
revoked; and warrant, affidavit of
noncompliance, recommitted for
possession of cannabis and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
* Angel Kim Walker, 28, of Winter
Garden, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Saturday, Dec. 6:
* Shawn Phillip Allen, 30, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for burglary of
unoccupied conveyance, unarmed.


Probation, Warrant service.
11:12, Clearview Ct., Civil dis-
pute.
11:10, E.O. Douglas Ave., Follow-
up.
11:02, 2832 U.S. 27 N.-Subway,
Accident without injury.
10:59, 1520 N. Mangrove St.-
Lake Placid Police Department,
Assist with VIN check.
10:45, Stenewanhee Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
10:38, 1561 N. Oak Park Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Harassment delayed.
10:25, 2141 Lakeview Dr.-
Rhodes Law Firm Sebring, Accident
without injury.
10:21, Howard Ave., Warrant
service.
10:18, 500 E. Center Ave.-
Sebring Middle School, Suspicious
incident.
10:17, Grand Prix Dr., Suspicious
person.
09:37, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Follow-up.
09:29, 202 Green Dragon Dr.-
Lake Placid High School, Assist
public-ATC.
09:27, 338 S. Orange St.-
Highlands County Jail, Warrant
service.
09:10, 101 Green Dragon Dr.-
Lake Placid Elementary, Suspicious
incident.
09:00, 2045 U.S. 27 N.-Couture's
Discount, Felony, fraud/embezzle-
ment.
08:52, Imperial Lane, Assist
noise ordinance.
08:39, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
08:35, No address, Dead person.
08:21, Red Pine Dr., Dead per-
son.
08:20, 411 E. Canfield St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
08:18, 700 E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Radar request.
08:09, Broadland Lane, Assist
public-ATC.
07:59, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Animal complaint.


* Michael Thomas Kawika
Baltunado, 19, of West Palm Beach,.
awaiting trial for possession of mar-
ijuana, with intent to sell, manufac-
ture or deliver; possession of mari-
juana, over 20 grams; and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and/or
use.
* Aaron Jefferey Brown, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for refusing
to submit to driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs after
license suspended; DUI, second
offense; and carrying concealed
weapon or firearm.
* Robert Lee Buchanan, 25, of
Kissimmee, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, habitual
offender.
* Tomas Montalvo Castillo, 25, of
Wauchula, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, habitual
offender.
* Tony Lee Cooper, 21, of Sebring,
awaiting trial, felony warrant for
possession of cocaine; and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and/or
use.
* Joe Drayton Jr., 67, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for possession
of cocaine; and selling cocaine,
Schedule II.
* Luke Connel Fitzsimmons, 19, of
Avon Park, was charged with proba-
tion violation, misdemeanor warrant
for petit theft.
* David Aliipokel Fuller, 40,of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or battery, touch or strike;
and driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.,
* Elias Garcia, 21, of Frostproof,
awaiting trial for driving while
license suspended, first offense;
attaching registration license plate
not assigned; and failing to register
motor vehicle.
* Shawn Michael Hamilton, 43, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for burglary
of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed;
damaging property, criminal mis-
chief; and larceny, grand, third
degree of dwelling or property.
* Dawn Hazel Johnson, 45, of
Palm Harbour, awaiting trial, war-
rant for domestic violence or bat-
tery, touch or strike.
* Gipson Lapointe, 22, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial, warrant for
domestic violence or battery, caus-
ing bodily harm; and driving while
license suspended, first offense.
* David Bruce McAdam, 53, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense.
* Jacob Lewis Patrick, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, absconder
from commitment program for bur-
glary of structure.
* Luis Reyes, 18, of Sebring, was
charged on an Orange County war-
rant, two counts for robbery with
firearm; Orange County warrant for
false reports; and Orange County
warrant for false swearing of affir-
mation.
* Nicandro Navarro Sanchez, 22,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for oper-
ating motor vehicle without valid


07:54, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
07:39, Interlake Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
07:36, N.E. Lakeview Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
07:34, 2825 N. Old S.R. 8-
Wheelabrator, Suspicious incident.
07:10, 92 Panoz Way-Sebring
Raceway Headquarters, Special
detail.
07:07, 516 C.R. 29-Lake Country
Elementary School, Radar request.
06:55, Peachtree Dr., Radar
request.
06:41, 328 E. Palmetto St.-Park
Elementary, Radar request.
06:32, 1070 N. U.S. 27-Stop 'N
Shop No. 10, Burglary delayed.
05:55, 705 E Winthrop St.-Avon
Elementary, Suspicious incident.
05:18, 1070 U.S. 27 N.-Citgo
Station Stop 'N Shop No. 10,
Burglary.
05:09, 1310 Allamanda Blvd.-
Stop 'N Shop No. 23, Suspicious
incident.
04:56, 5367 S. U.S. 27-Nelli Cafe,
Suspicious incident.
03:22, 210 Sebring Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill, Transport.
02:58, 219 Sebring Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill, Suspicious
person.
02:08, 300 U.S. 27 N.-Gate
Station, Suspicious person.
02:05, Olivia Dr., Assist agency.
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agency.
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person.
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license; and driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, first
offense.
+ Brian Keith Tropp,' 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense; burglary of
unoccupied structure, unarmed;
damaging property, criminal mis-
chief; and trespassing property, not
structure or conveyance.�" ...:
+ :Gregory Tyrone *White,, 40,-ofr
Winter Haven, awaiting trial for driv-
ing while license suspended, third
or subsequent offense.
* Robert John White, 35, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for refusing
to submit to driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs test after
license suspended; use of false
identification; DUI, third violation;
and driving while license suspend-
ed, third or subsequent offense.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Friday, Dec. 5:
* Dexter Leon Anderson, 25, of
Tallahassee, was charged with pro-
bation violation felony warrant for
possession of cocaine.
* Michael Wayne Britt, 31, of
Sebring, was charged with proba-
tion violation, felony warrant for
burglary of dwelling, occupied con-
veyance.
* Christopher Lashawn Dupree,
21, of Sebring, was charged on a
Polk County warrant for burglary of
conveyance; and Polk County war-
rant for grand theft of motor vehicle,
* Joseph Darrell Evett, 41, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, second offense; and operat-
ing motorcycle without license.
* Osnel Gutierrez, 26, of Miami,
awaiting trial, warrant, failure to
appear for misdemeanor offense;
warrant, failure to appear for resist-
ing, obstructing officer without vio-
lence; and warrant, failure to appear
for knowingly driving while license
suspended or revoked, first offense.
+ Donald Johnson, 40, of Belle
Glade, was charge on a Hendry
County warrant for child support.
* Karen Lynn Largent, 32, of
Sebring, was charged with proba-
tion violation, warrant for fraudulent
use of a credit card; and warrant for
grand theft.
* Eric Livingston McFarlane, 26, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of cocaine; warrant for posses-
sion of cannabis; and warrant for
possession of drug paraphernalia.
+ Stuart Wayne Shaw, 49, of
Okeechobee, awaiting trial for with-
holding support, non-support of
children or spouse.
* Rodney Scott Strong, 35, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for rob-
bery, no firearm or weapon; and lar-
ceny, petit, first offense.
+ Joshua Alton Thompson, 24, of
Zolfo Springs, awaiting trial for bat-
tery on officer, firefighter, E.M.T.;
etc.; and resisting officer, obstruc-
tion without violence.






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Birth Announcements

Tremarria Beck
Anita and Trevaughn Beck of
Avon Park announce the birth of a
daughter, Tremarria Aneisha
Deneen, at 8:47 p.m. on Dec. 6,
2008, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Tremarria weighed 8 pounds, 1
ounce and measured 19 1/2 inches
in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Juanita Wiley and Henry Jones.
Paternal grandparents are Wanda
Bethel-McKinney and James Beck.

Bruce Blanden III
Latisha Wilson and Bruce
Blanden II of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a son, Bruce
Jose III, at 7:46 a.m. on Dec. 5,
2008, at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Bruce weighed 7 pounds and 9
ounces.
Maternal grandfather is Melvin
Haynes.
Paternal grandparents are
Fontella Johnson and Bruce
Blanden.

Tyson George
Shelly and Darryl George of
Lake Placid announce the birth of
a son, Tyler Darryl, at 9:08 a.m. on
Dec. 2, 2008, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center, Sebring.
Tyson weighed 4 pounds, 14
ounces and measured 17.25 inches
in length.

Trinity and RaShawn
Graves
Nastaja Hendricks and RaShawn
Graves of Lake Placid announce
the birth of twins, Trinity Khadina
Hendricks Graves and RaShawn
Isaiah Hendricks Graves. Trinity
was born at 1:10 p.m.; RaShawn
was born at 1:11 p.m. on Dec. 6,
2008 at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Trinity weighed 5 pounds, 5
ounces and measured 17 inches in
length. RaShawn weighed 4
pounds, 13 ounces and measured
18 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Benfort and Catherine Hendricks.


Heston-Molinaro
Mike and Patty
Roberts and George
Molinaro of Sebring are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their
daughter, Sara Nicole
Molinaro, to John Paul
Heston, son of Terry and
Michele Heston of Avon
Park.
Sara is a 2003 gradu-
ate of Sebring High
School and is currently a
student at the University
of South Florida major-
ing in social sciences.
She is employed by


Pvt. Dustin Hahn
Army Pvt. Dustin R.
Hahn has graduated
from basic combat train-
ing at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks
of training, the soldier
studied the Army mis-
sion, history, tradition
and core values, physical
fitness, and received
instruction and practice
in basic combat skills,
military weapons, chem-
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Engagement

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Sebring.
John Paul is a 2001
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High School and a grad-
uate of Barry University
with a bachelor's degree
in public administration.
John Paul is employed
as a sales representative
with the Avanti
Company in Avon Park.
A Jan. 3, 2009 wed-
ding is planned at Our
Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Avon Park.


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mony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat,
map reading, field tac-
tics, military courtesy,
military justice system,
basic first aid, foot
marches, and field train-
ing exercises.
He is the son of
William Hahn of
Sebring.
Hahn graduated in
2008 from Sebring High
School.


Marriage Licences


The following people filed for
marriage licenses from October
17-30, 2008:
Jess T. Glarner, 29, of Lake
Placid and Elizabeth Marie Keen,
25, of Lake Placid, October 17,
2008.
Robert Quincy Lavender, 41,
of Avon Park and Monica
Nichole Maughn, 34, of Avon
Park, October 17, 2008.
Jonathan Rivera Quinones,
24, of Avon Park and Sol Mary
Morales, 27, of Avon Park,
October 17, 2008.
Brian Keith Rhodes, 39, of
Sebring and Michelle Marie
Marshall, 45, of Sebring,
October 17, 2008.
Donald Clu Wall, 22, of
Sebring and Erin Ashley Burns,
23, of Sebring, October 17,
2008.
Kenneth Jerome Davis, 40, of
Sebring and Tammy Carlyette
Lewis, 40, of Sebring, October
20, 2008.
Jeffery Raymond Harris, 24,
of Lake Placid and Eva Evelyn
Odrain, 22, of Lake Placid,
October 20, 2008.
Johnny Lee Linder, 48, of
Sebring and Kellie Renay Linder,
36, of Sebring, October 20,
2008.
Miguel Angel Romero-Yanez,
24, of Frostproof and Veronica
Sanchez, 21, of Frostproof,
October 20, 2008.
Armando Manuel Rodriguez,
52, of Lake Placid and Mary
Kathrine Miller, 53, of Lake
Placid, October 21, 2008.
John Carlos Martinez, 26, of
Sebring and Yulissa Blanco, of
Sebring, 26, October 22, 2008.
Gopaul Narain, 31, of Avon
Park and Valencia Sanchez, of
Sebring, October 22, 2008.
Daniel Caraballo, 45, of
Sebring and Lourdes Rivera, 46,
of Avon Park, October 23, 2008.
Edward James Finneran, 53,
of Lake Placid and Barbara Jean
Faircloth, 44, of Sebring,
October 23, 2008.
Donovan George Litchmore,
40, of Sebring and An'drea
Lavelle Wilson, 39, of Sebring,
October 23, 2008.
Sergio Trejo Gonzalez, 37, of
Lake Placid and Fidela Barrios,
42, of Lake Placid, October 24,
2008.


Michael Patrick Keaveny, 54,
of Sebring and Nancy Jeanne
Lestage, 53, of Sebring, October
27, 2008.
Angel Samuel Romero, 19, of
,Sebring and Stephanie Nicole
Senquis, 17, of Sebring, October
27, 2008.
Michael Todd Tillman, 38, of
Lorida and Ellen Mary Bracewell,
42, of Lorida, October 28, 2008.
Robert Dempsey Welch, 39,
of Sebring and Anita Carol
Hester, 39, of Sebring, October
28, 2008.
Rolando Irving Mota-Diaz, 21,
of Winter Park and Janessa
Magdaline Collins, 20, of Lake
Placid, October 29, 2008.
Charles James Guth, 85, of
Sebring and Doris Arlene Custer,
84, of Sebring, October 30,
2008.

The following people applied
for marriage licenses in the
month of November:
Leo James Feltner, 49, of
Avon Park and Jan Marie Feltner,
37, of Avon Park, November 3,
2008.
Gene Hardy, 77, of
Logansport, Ind. and Lois Luetta
Watson, 87, of Sebring,
November 3, 2008.
Andrew James Jacob, 29, of
Avon Park and Sabrina Nicole
Chapman, 23, of Avon Park,
November 3,2008.
Joaquin Ramirez Lopez, 21,
of Lake Placid and Diana
Villagomez Ramirez, 18, of Lake
Placid, November 3, 2008.
Angel Enrique Vega, 68, of
Avon Park and Gertrudis
Figueroa Quinones, 58, of Avon
Park, November 3, 2008.
Juan Carlos Rojas Patino, 22,
of Okeechobee and Norma Ruiz,
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2008.
Keith Allen Schroeder, 38, of
Sebring and Donna Marie
Holmes, 34, of Sebring,
November 5, 2008.
John Eli Borden, 30, of Avon
Park and Tennille Ottina
Dengerud, 27, of Avon Park,
November 7, 2008.
, Brian Keith Collier, 48, of
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Ralph Kelly McGee, 35, of
Sebring and Jennifer Lynn
Shoffner, 39, of Sebring,
November 18, 2008.
John Elio Rivera, 26, of
Sebring and April Renae Wright,
26, of Sebring, November 18,
2008.
Cory Henry Imsdahl, 31, of
Sebring and Amanda Nannette
Smith, 29, of Tomball, Texas,
November 19, 2008.
Jesus Miguel Salgado, 22, of
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Angel Luis Torres, 61, of
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Bay Pines Veterans
Administration Hospital. The
new van is for transportation
of veterans from Highlands
County to and from Bay Pines
for their medical appoint-
ments. Veterans should call
446-2720 to make reserva-
tions for transportation to the
Bay Pines VA Hospital.
Secondly, Harold Linville,
the long-time commander for
DAV Ridge Chapter 49, has
stepped down. Linville has
long been active in veterans
affairs and other veteran
organizations within
Highlands County. His dedi-
cation to serve his fellow vet-


Courtesy photo
Harry Oakley (left) is the new commander of DAV Ridge
Chapter 49, replacing Harold Linville. The two men stand
with the new van recently donated to Bay Pines Veterans
Administration Hospital.


erans is greatly appreciated.
Linville is a retired U.S.
Army command sergeant
major.


Replacing Linville as com-
mander is Harry Oakley, a
retired U.S. Air Force chief
master sergeant.


Friendly Neighbors
Club
LAKE PLACID - The
Friendly Neighbors Club met
at the Toby Clown
Foundation at 9 a.m. Nov. 18.
Members present were Gert
Lacy, Donna Leonard,
Audrey Haywood and Louise
Pick. Hostess was Louise
Pick.
Minutes of the October
meeting were read and
approved. DeSoto Memorial
Hospital thanked the club for
the clowns that were sent.
On Tuesday, Dec. 16 the
hostess will be Donna
Leonard.
The club will go out to cel-
ebrate Christmas dinner after
the meeting. After the busi-
ness meeting the club stuffed
four and a half dozen clowns.
If you are interested in
joining the Friendly
Neighbors Club to help stuff
clowns for the hospitals, call
Gert Lacy at 465-9790 for
further information.

Sebring Optimist
Club
SEBRING - The Boys
and Girls Club will have its
second annual Poker
Tournament Jan. 19 to raise
funds to operate the two pro-
grams in Sebring and Avon
Park. They provide programs
for some 150 kids, mostly of
educational nature.
Nationwide, the clubs have
an outstanding status due to
the wholesome development
of these kids. Locally, the
board of directors wants to
emulate that national stature.
The kids made an exceptional
showing at the Avon Park
Christmas parade.
A key factor was omitted
in the annual Highlands
County Mentor/Tutor
Program Volunteer
Appreciation Lunch at the
Elks. Dr. Laura Van Horn,
school board and Chris
Schmidt are the moving force
behind this program. As
noted, with the number of
students needing help, more
volunteers are needed, like-
wise.
Big Brothers and Big
Sisters had their annual
Christmas program this
Saturday. This was an oppor-
tunity for the Bigs and Littles
to get together for Christmas
cheer and camaraderie.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING - The Dec. 3
meeting of TOPS FL 487,
Sebring was called to order
after the chair exercises with
20 TOPS and 4 KOPS giving
the pledges. TOPS Bernice
Arnholt and KOPS Marge
Jobin were welcomed back.


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Avon Park Noon Rotary Club gets some holiday cheer during
the Dec. 3 meeting. Directed by Kevin Collier, the Avon
Park Middle School Jazz Band presented a musical presenta-
tion that included several holiday renderings - much to the
delight of club members." 'he club meets at 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday at The Rotary Building, 20 S. Verona Ave. For
more information, contact president Forrest Hilton at 452-
1452.


Roll call had the chapter
with a turtle week. Neither a
gain or loss. The Best Loser
was Linda Wetherington with
a loss of 4.6 pounds. Judy
Phillips, last week's Best
Loser, lost this week and
received the four 25-cent
coupons.
The November weight
recorder's report had the
chapter with a net loss of
11.5 pounds. Charms for Best
Loser for the month are:
Division 2- Fay Simmons
losing four pounds; Division
#4- Leslie Maschue with a
loss of four pounds.
The members were
reminded that the Christmas
party will be next week after
the meeting at Dot's
Restaurant.
The "Walk To Orlando"
contest we have two mem-
bers, Alice Bowen and
Shirley Slabaugh got to
Orlando and are on the way
back north.
Judy Phillips gave the pro-
gram on "The Versatile
Sweet Potato" from the
TOPS News, the November
copy. Lots of good informa-
tion and recipes.
For information on Take
Off Pounds Sensibly and our
meeting call 382-7716 or
314-9485.

TOPS FL 632
SEBRING - The TOPS
Club meets every Monday at
the First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine. Weigh-in
begins at 2:30 p.m. and the
meeting begins at 3:30 p.m.
for approximately one hour.
For more information, con-
tact Judy O'Boyle at (863)
840-1331.
There were 45 members
present and the weight
loss/gains after a holiday


were pretty close.
The Best Loser of the
week was again a tie, this
week between Joan Coats
and Janet Allwood and they
both chose a gift from the
prize box. The weight loss
report for the month of
November was given and the
totals were very favorable.
The Best Loser for the month
was Larue Wilbur.
No-No for the coming
week is pie and the Yes-
Yeses are to eat salad and
green beans three times.
O'Boyle kept the four-
week travel gift for the sec-
ond week. The mystery gift
didn't yield a winner yet and
Larue Wilbur won the gift
raffle.
Roxanne Loveday present-
ed the program, which was
interesting alid informative.
She spelled out the word
enthusiasm and then told how
and why TOPS exemplifies
the word.

TOPS FL 733
SEBRING - TOPS FL
733 meets ini the activities
room at Highlands Ridge on
Friday 'nioniiing, Weigh-ins
are held be>'inniing at 7:30
a.m. and meetings start at 8
a.m.
There was np meeting on
Dec. 5 due. to the Divorce
Open, a golf tournament at
Highlands Ridge.
Members will have a
Christmas party on Friday,
Dec. 12 after weigh-in.
Members are asked to contact
Joanne Daggit if you plan to
attended. Bring a $5 or white
elephant gift if you would
like to participate in the gift
exchange.
For information about the
group, contact leader Carol
Mitchell at 385-87823.


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colored drawing.
Ages 6-9 may submit letters
to Santa.

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Highlands County Fair

Cooking Contest
Recipe can come from any source but must be prepared by the submitting cook.
Contestant may submit only one recipe per category, but may enter all categories for
which they are eligible.
Contestants may not be considered professional cooks, chefs or bakers.
To enter, send a typed or legibly printed recipe on.a 3x5 or 4x6 card with the entry form
below.
Do not put name on recipe card. Each recipe must have an entry form. Recipe must
include dish title, exact measurements of ingredients and specific directions.
Electrical outlets will be provided at contest, but cook must bring own extension cord
and warm units if needed.
Recipe and/or dish will be offered to the public after judging has concluded.

Categories:
Adult Division (18 and older) - Entrees, Appetizers, Desserts
Junior Division (under 18 years old) - Desserts, Appetizers
Juniors may participate in adult divisions but will be judged with adults.

Deadline to submit entry is January 12th at 4pm.
They can be dropped off at the Highlands County Fair Office
756 Magnolia Ave or mailed to P. O. Box 1981, Sebring 33871.

First 20 entries in each category will be accepted - On January 12th 20 finalists and 10
alternates will be selected in each category. Alternates will be contacted onlyif a finalist
can not compete. Finalists will be contacted on January 12th to pick up their gate pass.

The exhibitors will prepare the recipes and bring them to the Highlands County
Fair Cooking Contest on January 28th at 5pm.

Winners will be announced at 7:30 pm
Entries will be judged on
Flavor - Creativity - Texture - Appearance

Prizes per Category:
1 st Place - $75 and Ribbon
2nd Place - $50 and Ribbon
3rd Place - $25 and Ribbon
Honorable Mention - Ribbon

Entry Form

Name:


Address:


Age: Under 18


Category: Adult Entree

Junior Appetizer


18 or Over


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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
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TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live music
is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Ladies Auxiliary
Post 21 meets at 11 a.m. the
second Wednesday at Blue
Crab Restaurant, Sebring.
Lunch will follow. There are no
meetings in June through
September. For details, call
385-0234.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
Building, on corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 a.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
* Christian Fellowship Group
meets 7 p.m. For details, call
381-9005 or 381-9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Advanced dancing is from 6-8
p.m. Couples dancing is from
8-9 p.m. New dances taught
every other week. Call 655-
2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those
experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First
Baptist Church of Avon Park
Fellowship Hall classroom.
Thirteen individual video ses-
sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at 5
p.m. for $3 ($10 max for fami-
ly). Call 453-6681.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the
second and fourth Wednesday
at the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details call 655-
4007.
* Heartland Herpetological
Society meets 7 p.m., second
Wednesday, Room 315,
Cracker Trail Elementary
School, Sebring. Call 385-6826
or 465-2228 for details.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children


with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands County Traffic
Safety Committee meets 10
a.m., conference room 3,
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, Sebring, second
Wednesday.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. For details, call Bob
or Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon Park
and Sebring) meets from 8:30-
10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. For details, call 382-
2208.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Alzheimer's
Caregivers Support Group,
meets at 2 p.m. on second
Wednesday at First
Presbyterian Church, 117 North
Oak St., Lake Placid. For
details, call Linda DeYoung at
464-0103.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has a buffet from 5-7 p.m.
at the lodge. The lodge is open
to members and their guests.
Shuffleboard is at 1 p.m.
Lounge hours are 1-9 p.m. The
BPOE board meeting is at 7
p.m. every second and fourth
Wednesday. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Garden Club
meets at 11:30 a.m. for social-
ization and at noon for lunch
and to discuss business every
second Wednesday (from
September through May) at
The Agape Family Center build-
ing at the Eastside Christian
Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake
Placid (two miles east of CVS
on County Road 621). For
details, call 699-2981.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Women of the
Moose meets at 7 p.m. the
second Wednesday at the
lodge for a chapter night and
enrollment.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information on
other meetings and events at
www.naflheartland.org.
* Over The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 1-3 p.m. second
Wednesday at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
4888.
* Rotary Club of Lake Placid


Breakfast meets at 6:44 a.m.
at The Heron's Garden, 501
U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just
north of the Tower.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
Aerie members meet at 7 p.m.
second Wednesday at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and special
drink prices. Lounge open from
3-10 p.m. Open to Elk mem-
bers and guests. Music provid-
ed from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For
details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Jaycees meets
7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse,
State Road 17, Sebring.
* Sebring Kiwanis meets
noon, Homer's Smorgasbord,
Sebring.
* Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
serves hamburgers, fries and
fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m.
at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages
served from 1 p.m. to closing.
There will be music from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has line dancing at 6 p.m. and
ice cream shuffleboard at 6:30
p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave.,
Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 487 meets at 9 a.m. at
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 382-
7716 or 314-9485.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For more details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30
p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at post 12-3
p.m. For details, call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary
membership meeting is at 7
p.m. second Wednesday at the
post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon
Park.

THURSDAY
* 50+ Singles Connection
meets at the Quality Inn every
Thursday and Friday evening at
8 p.m. Call 452-1669.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 1
p.m. at the CrownPointe
Assisted Living Facility in
Sebring. For details, call Lyn or
Bill Roche at 402-0464.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Card games played at 1 p.m.
Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For
details,' call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Customer
Appreciation Day. Free food.
Happy hour all day. Call 471 -
1448.
* American Veterans have
euchre games every Thursday.
Sign up is at 6 p.m. and playing
begins at 6:30 p:m. Call 385-
0234.
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at
the lodge on Walnut Street.
* Bravehearts, an Ala-Non
support group, meets from 1-2
p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For
details, call 655-3274.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge


Club) plays novice duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347
Fernleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has a square dance main-
stream workshop from 1-2:30
p.m. and a square dance
beginner class from 2:30-4 p.m.
at Buttonwood Bay Mobile
Home Park Recreation Hall,
10001 U.S. 27 South, Sebring.
Caller is Joy Teagle. For
details, call Richard and Ann
Smith at 273-0049.
* Central Avon Park Jaycees
meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation
Center, North Verona Avenue,
Avon Park.
* Disabled American
Veterans Ridge Chapter 49
meets 7 p.m., American Legion
Building, 528 N. Pine St.,
Sebring, second Thursday.
* Downtown Sebring
Breakfast Kiwanis meets 6:30
a.m., Sandy's Circle Cafe on
the Circle, Sebring.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday at
Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
* Golden Seniors Bridge
Club plays every Thursday at
Sandy's Circle Cafe, Sebring.
For details, call Charles Terry at
471-1287.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers
beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers
from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and
classes for last year's dancers
from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On
Silver Lake in Avon Park. For
more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail
him at
samdunn@samdunn.net.
* Heartland Amputee Group
meets at noon every second
Thursday (October through
April) at Handicapped
Americans Love of Life
Organization, 112 Medical
Center Ave., Sebring, for a
brown-bag lunch. Beverages
provided. It is open to all levels


of amputees, both recent and
experienced, their family mem-
bers and friends. For details,
call 385-1196 or e-mail to
hallo@tnni.net.
* 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
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church on Lakeview
Drive in Sebring. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Federated
Republican Women meet sec-
ond Thursday at Inn on the
Lakes, Golfview Drive,
Sebring. Social hour and Dutch
treat dinner is at 5 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All
Republicans are invited. For
further information, call 453-
6783.
* Highlands Lake Volunteer
Fire and Rescue meets 7
p.m., at fire department, 2840
Highlands Blvd., Avon Park,
second and fourth Thursday.
* Highlands County Corvette
Club meets 7:30 p.m. on sec-
ond Thursday, Sebring Elks
Lodge, corner of Kenilworth
Boulevard and Lakeview Drive.
For more details, call 471-9829.
* Highlands Little Theatre
Youth Showstoppers meet at
6 p.m. every second Thursday
of the month. Learn what to do
back stage as well as on stage.
All youth between 6 and 18 are
invited to attend. Call 385-
2175.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 2 p.m. every
Thursday at Reflections on
Silver Lake community/activi-
ties hall in Avon Park; and at 6
p.m. every Thursday at
Woody's RV Resort club-
house/activities hall in Sebring.
Call 370-0312.
* Lake Placid Chapter 260
Order of The Eastern Star
meets at 7:30 p.m. second and
fourth Thursday at the Masonic
Lodge on Main Street in Lake .


Placid. No meetings from July
through September. For details,
call 465-4345.
* Lake Placid China Painters
Club meets 10 a.m. on second
Thursday at 10 North Main
Ave., Lake Placid from
September through May. For
more details, call 465-2256.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2-
10 p.m. Happy hour is from 2-5
p.m. Card games are at 6 p.m.
The lodge is open to members
and their guests. For details,
call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries at 6 p.m. Music provided
from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30
p.m. Open to members and
, qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Noon Rotary
Club meets at noon at Church
of Christ building, corner of
East Magnolia Avenue and
Hibiscus Street.
* Lake Placid Woodcarvers
meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly
formed part of the Greater
Lorida Community Club, meets
at 7 p.m. Thursday to play
softball, volleyball and a variety
of other sports. Teens are
encouraged to come to the
community center.
* Marine Corps League
Cracker Trail Detachment
1004, meets 7 p.m., second
Thursday, at Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call John Kelley at 386-
0524.
* Mothers of Preschoolers
(MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m.
second and fourth Thursday
from May-September at Grace
Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road (second
church on left). For details, call
Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879.
Web site is at www.mops.org.
* Narcotics Anonymous Take
It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m.
at St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
For information call Heartland
area helpline (863) 683-0630.
More information on other
meetings and events at.
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Sebring
Recreation Club


By Chapman Chamberlin


SEBRING - Albert and
Mary Hardy are back and
don't miss the Michigan
weather are ready for shuffle-
board. Delbert and Ruby
Greiwe drove down this year.
They have tried the bus and
also the train. Delbert says
that Ruby is a good driver and
the Cadillac is the best way
for them to travel. Yes they
did see snow flurries as they
were leaving to come south.
Hammer is a word used in
shuffleboard. Keep the board
clean and score your hammer.
If you can place your last shot
when your opponent has the
hammer so that they don't
score, you have stolen their
hammer. The most common
way of stealing a hammer is
to score a high eight or high
seven, even a high 10, but 10
is risky. A tight corner shot in
the seven, often results in a
stolen hammer. Playing for
the kitchen, snuggling is fun
but this usually does not win
games for you.
A good shot does not neces-
sarily mean a good player.
Each court will be different so
get the drill and remember it
with each shot. The discs are
not the same when it comes to
shuffleboard, even the four
you are using may have a fast
one.
John Bushee has free les-
sons on Saturdays but you
must sign up for them.
Ken Price has been in the
hospital for three days, but is
now out and about. Betty
Geible has broken her shoul-
der. Jacquie Houston is being
a good friend and helping
Betty at this time.
I asked a person how they
did in the Highlands County
Tournament in Avon Park and
was told they did not attend.
They do not like the format of
pros playing only pros. They
being an amateur liked it bet-
ter when :a pro and amateur.


teamed up, this gave them a
chance to learn. They said the
summer league is the same
way and many amateurs will
not play this way.
Table tennis still needs
another table so if you have
any ideas tell Ed Straub about
it. It is always good to learn
how well people are treated at
the club whether it is table
tennis or bridge. I do under-
stand we need a few more
ping-pong players as well as
players in other areas. Bingo
was last night and I have yet
to hear if you were happy
with the turnout for this.
Line dancing is Wednesday
evening and we would like for
you to give us a chance to
dance with you. We have
more fun than most groups
dancing, is the word in town.
Avon Park, Lake Placid or
Sebring people still needed.
We have plenty of room and
do enjoy each other. If you are
not able to dance, come and
watch those that can.
The desk is open 9 a.m. to
noon Monday-Friday. If you
need the desk, don't wait until
10 minutes to noon to stop in.
The person on the desk may
have plans at 12:15 p.m. that
do not include you. We can be
found at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., in back of the Sebring
Police Station.
Tropical
Harbor
By Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID - Keith
Clouston and Vicky Montoya
came to spend Thanksgiving
with his parents, Bob and
Arlene Clouston. They all
enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner
at the clubhouse.
Todd and Rebecca
Brinkman of Asheville, N.C.
spent Thanksgiving with Toni
and Charlie Price. Todd is
their grandson.
Phyllis Beck enjoyed a visit
from her son Terry for one
week.
We are collecting non-per-


ishable items for Manna at the
clubhouse. When you come
down to the clubhouse please
bring something to place in
the boxes under the table in
the clubhouse.
Thanks go out to Shirley
Zoglmann, Doris True and Art
Schoening for hosting
Monday Coed Coffee on Dec.
1. Donna VandenBerg
emceed.
Park manager George
Susco asked everyone to
please slow down. He thanked
everyone who decorated the
clubhouse and entrance signs
to Tropical Harbor. It sure is
looking like the holidays are
here. There is dirt for the
luminaries by the canal at the
end of Beauregard Street.
We welcomed back
returnees Heurtha Thomson
and Tommy Clements from
the north country. We wel-
comed new residents, Dan
and Pat Shepard of Austin
Drive, originally from Maine
and then from Upstate New
York. We welcomed visitor
Barbara, daughter of Gil
Harrington, for Thanksgiving.
We also welcomed Helen
Weylie, sister of Heurtha
Thomson, who has just
returned from Canada.
Carol Noel, Sunshine chair-
man, announced there are care
cards to sign for Luetta Kiger,
Fred Fiene, Peggy Ziebell and
Ken Jensen. There is a condo-
lence card to sign for the pass-
ing of Jim Streb. Our deepest
sympathy goes out to Dorothy
Streb and family and many
friends.
Birthday and Anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. Virginia Tharp
is planning on having
Christmas music during cof-
fee on Dec. 22. If anyone
would like to sing, please
attend rehearsals at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 at the club-
house.
If you have any old sheets
or towels or mattress pads you
are ready to get rid of, Nu-
Hope Ladies could use them


for their various projects.
Bring them down to the club-
house. If you have time to
help cut or sew come down to
the clubhouse on Wednesdays
at 1 p.m.
Rick Knoche announced he
will do a photography semi-
nar. Please sign up on the
sheet on the bulletin board at
the clubhouse.
Wil Noel announced that
the next Military Dinner will
be held on Sunday, Dec. 14
with a menu of Reuben sand-
wiches, turkey noodle soup
and barley beef vegetable
soup. The ladies of the com-
mittee will prepare dessert so
no need for anyone to bring a
cake this month.
Bible study with the Rev.
Norris has begun on
Thursday at 10 a.m. at the
clubhouse.
Marge Perry announced
there is a Craft and Trash and
Treasure Sale planned for the
clubhouse on Saturday, Jan.
24. Please note the change in
date. If you would like a
table, contact Marge Perry.
Ann Rissmiller is planning
a holiday program, for
Saturday, Dec. 27. Sign up on
the list if you are interested in
participating or helping out in
any way. Tickets will be
available for a donation of $2.
Grace Becker announced
that indoor light exercise will
begin on Tuesdays, and
Thursday as of Dec. 2 at 8:30
a.m. at the clubhouse.
Darts have resumed at the
clubhouse on Tuesdays at 1
p.m.
Dave Bailie announced
there will be registration for
Computer Club on
Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 10-
11:30 a.m. for those who
attended last year and 1-2:30
p.m. for new members.
Classes will start Jan. 8-9 and
will run through April 3-4.
Gil Harrington announced
the next Mustangs lunch out
will be on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at
11:30 a.m. at Jan's Country
Kitcheri in-Lake Placid.'"


Mary Ellen Bryant
announced that the next
Ladies Lunch Out will be on
Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 11:30
a.m. at the Sebring Lakeside
Resort Tearoom. There is a
sign-up sheet on the bulletin
board at the clubhouse.
Hostesses for this event are
Maxine Bolyea, Peggy Sue
Teague and Mary Ellen
Bryant. Deadline for sign-up
is Friday, Dec. 12.
There will be a Christmas
dinner at the clubhouse on
Christmas Day. More infor-
mation will be available at
coffees. Maria Hagg and
Joann Rau will head up this
event.
The Dance Committee has
its first dance planned for Jan.
31, so mark that date on your
calendar.
Emily Snider is doing water
aerobics on Tuesdays and
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. weath-
er permitting. Come on down
for a great work out.
Tuesday Ladies coffee was
emceed by Marilyn Cromer
and she made the coffee.
There were 16 Tropical
Harbor ladies present. Carol
Noel gave the Sunshine report
and reported that Ken Jensen
had passed away on Dec. 1.
Marilyn Cromer thanked
everyone who helped with the
November activities.
Diane Bennett announced
we will have luminaries again
on Christmas Eve. Please save
your milk jugs.
The Tropical Harbor
Homeowners Association met
on Dec. 2. There are seven
nominees to fill three posi-
tions at the election on Jan. 5.
Vote from 9 a.m. to noon and
2-4 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2009.
Those nominated are Jim
Becker, Marilyn Cromer,
Gordon Lewis, Joann Rau,
Jim TenBroeke, Derek
Willeke and Wendy Hagg.
Each nominee was introduced
and spoke with us. Results of
the election will be available
at the annual meeting on Jan.
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friends of Jim and Dorothy
Streb attending and served.
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Scoreboard

Golden Girls and
Guys
SEBRING - The Golden
Girls and Guys play bridge at
the Sun 'N Lake clubhouse on
Wednesday. Anyone interest-
ed in joining can call 465-
1040.
The results of Dec. 3 were
as follows: first place, Fred
Campbell; and second place,
Sylvia Eberhardt.

Golden Seniors
SEBRING - The Golden
Seniors met Thursday at
Caddy Sliack with five tables
for bridge.
The winners were: first
place, Jim Jackmeyer; second
place, John Averill; and third
place, Carol Huber.

Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING - Here are the
scores for this week's bridge
at Woodhaven Estates:
Party Bridge: first .place,
Diane Carpenter; second
place, Margaret Alliston; and
third place, Ray Krahn.
Duplicate Bridge: first
place, Ray and Roz Krahn;
second, Jeanne Sisson and
Louise Perkins; and third,
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HEALTH & NUTRITION


Diabetes awareness is important in any month of the year


This November proved to be a busy month
for Americans. With elections and
Thanksgiving many people may have over-
looked National Diabetes Awareness Month.
Nearly 21 million people in the United
States are afflicted with diabetes. Although,
this is a chronic disease that can be managed,
people need to be more aware of the compli-
cations associated with it.
Diabetic complications can cause nerve and
vascular damage, which can eventually lead
to foot ulcers.
In time, these ulcers may result in amputa-
tion.
In fact, more than 60 percent of non-trau-
matic, lower-limb amputations in the United
States occur among people with diabetes.
Fortunately, most diabetic amputations can be
prevented through vigilant foot care.
What can you do? The Gentle Foot Care
Center recommends that diabetics visit a
,podiatrist as part of a comprehensive foot
care plan to help reduce risk of amputation.
Follow these simple at-home tips to make
sure your feet are as healthy as possible:


Check your feet every day
Especially if you have a loss of
sensation, visually inspecting your
feet daily will help you notice any
cuts, sores, blisters or changes in the
skin or toenails. You can use a hand
mirror to help you check the bottoms
of your feet. If you notice a change
in your feet, see your podiatrist
immediately.

Clean your feet daily


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Dr. Olga Garcia
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Washing your feet will help avoid
the buildup of bacteria. Be sure to wash in
warmwater, rather than hot. Completely dry
your feet after washing and pay special atten-
tion to drying between the toes.

Keep skin healthy
By lightly applying lotion or moisturizer to
your feet, you can help prevent dry, flaky or
cracked skin. Use lotion on the tops and bot-
toms of your feet but never between the toes
because excess moisture between the toes cre-


ates conditions favorable to forming
an infection. Avoid powder to your
feet.

Always wear shoes
and socks
Soft, lightly padded socks will
help you avoid blisters and sores.
Socks with no seams are best. Also,
examine the insides of your shoes to
be sure there is nothing harmful that
will injure your feet.


Choose shoes that fit and protect
your feet
One of the best ways to avoid injuries to
your feet is to wear sturdy and supportive
shoes at all times. Check shoes for torn lin-
ings or foreign objects. If they don't irritate
you wvhen you walk, you might have nerve
damage.
Other warning signs include foot deformi-
ties like hammertoes, a past history of foot
ulcers, or lower leg or thigh pain when walk-


ing.
Calluses, blisters, or dry and cracked skin
anywhere on the foot can imply poor circula-
tion or foot health, especially if you don't
feel them or they take two or more weeks to
heal.
Look for thin, fragile, shiny or hairless
skin, which can denote decreased circulation
to the foot.
So remember, don't leave diabetic foot care
only to November but make it a part of your
daily routine.
For more information on preventing dia-
betes complications to the feet check
www.GentleFootCare Center. Dr. Olga Garcia
Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center
are at 2 Ryant Blvd (on U.S. 27). Call 314-
.9255.

Dr Olga Garcia Luepschen can be reached at the
Gentle Foot Care Center for any further questions.
The office is at 2 Ryant Blvd., on the corner of U.S.
27 and Hammock Road, Sebring or call 314-9255.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat
or cure your condition.


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Heartland Amputee
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SEBRING - The Heartland
Amputee Group is planning
to meet for their Christmas
luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday at The Olive
Garden. All those on the
mailing list will receive an
invite. Call reservations in to
655-6233 or 385-1196. Those
with a mutual interest in the
group are also invited.
The Heartland Amputee
Group is an informational
type of support group for
both recent and experienced
amputees of all levels, their
family and friends and inter-
ested health care profession-
als. The group's main pur-
pose is to give support,
encouragement and exchange
information and product
knowledge. They regularly
meet every second Thursday
of the month during season
(October through May) at the
office of HALLO, 112
Medical Center Ave.,
Sebring, at noon unless a
special outing is planned.
For any other information
about the group, or if you
would like to be on the mail-
ing list for notification of the
meetings and guest speakers,
call 655-6233 or 385-1196;
e-mail halloinc@embarq-
mail.com or write to
HALLO, P.O. Box 7082,
Sebring, FL 33872.

Oliveros speaking to
Diabetes group
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Health
Department Closing the Gap
Diabetes Support Group will
present nutritionist Aleyda


Oliveros, who will discuss
healthy holiday meal plan-
ning for the diabetic, and
health educator Donna
Stayton, who will discuss
holiday stress management.
The group meets from 4-5
p.m. today at the Health
Department in Sebring.
Bring diabetes success sto-
ries, challenges and questions
for an hour of information
and support.
For information, contact
Oliveros at 382-7294.

Low Vision Info
Group cancels
December meeting
SEBRING - The Low
Vision Information Group
will not meet in December
due to the holidays. The next
scheduled meeting is at noon
Thursday, Jan. 15 in the club-
house at the Sebring Village
Mobile Home Park on
Schumacher Road. Lunch
will be available for purchase
before the meeting.
The featured speaker will
be a representative from the
Veterans Administraiton
speaking on the services from
the department for people
with low vision difficulties,

Florida Health Care
Professional joins
Hope Hospice
SEBRING - Hope Hospice
president and chief executive
officer Samira K. Beckwith
announced the appointment
of Carl Gill as director, coor-
dinating Hope's operations in
Highlands, Hardee and Polk
counties.
Gill has more than 20
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News-Sun Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Streaks run out, never look back


against game Dragons


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
LAKE PLACID - A lot of people
around the arena of sports would say
that a team's success is not necessarily
compared to how they start but rather
to how they finish.
Sebring showed that statement to be
not completely true Ttiesda night as
they jumped out to a big lead and
never looked back as they throt-
tled Lake Placid 69-42.. Sel
"We are trying to work on
things," commented Blue Streak
head coach Princeton Harris. 6
"We showed the way we can Lake
play when we really get after
some. people." 4
Sebring had the hot hand early
on as they jumped out on a 16-1 run to
open the game thanks to a tenacious
defense that gobbled up errant passes
and turned them into easy buckets.
It wasn't until five minutes had ticked
off the clock before the Dragons got
their first score of the game.
By the end of the-.first quarter
Sebring had built a commanding 32-6
lead. The Blue Streaks had big play in
the opening quarter by Joe Young who
had 9 points, x while Jake Tiu.-ssell
added 10, and Devin Clarke 11.


Lake Placid continued to struggle
against the full court press in the sec-
ond quarter, but the defense began to
kick things up a notch as they were
coming away with loose balls and were
picking up rebounds in the paint.
Sebring built a strong lead but the
Dragons battled back cutting the lead
to 46-16 heading into intermission.
.Down by 30, most teams would hang it
up, but the young Green Dragons
bring battled and were able to go point-
,kg � for-point thanks to some tough play
9U in the paint by Andre \\ilson who
had 8 points in the quarter.
Placid "I like the scrappy effort the guys
played with tonight," said head
2! Green Dragons coach David Veley.
"We have to get better effort from
the tip. Their press intimidated us but we
got better at it in the second half."
Refusing to give in, the Dragons
went to work and found ways to score
points as Avery Young got open sever-
al times from behind the arch where he
drained three buckets while Kirk Veley
added another.
Clarke led the Streaks with 14
points while Young dished in 12- and
Trussell added 10.
Lake Placid was led by Wilson's 15
points, followed by Young's 11.


News-Sun photo by DAN HO EHNE
Mike Hankerson elevates to fire this jumper over the out-
stretched arm of Kirk Veley in Sebring's 69-42 win over
Lake Placid Tuesday night.


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Where am

I from?

Not a good day to be from
the Chicago area, perhaps
even more so, from Illinois.
The governor of the 'Land
of Lincoln' was brought into
custody Tuesday 'for alleged-
ly 'auctioning off' President-
elect Obama's senatorial seat
to the highest bidder, the--
Chicago Tribune filed for-
bankruptcy. though they left
the Cubs out of the filing,
and Ron Santo is complain-
ing that he didn't get into the
Hall of Fame again.
Not that he's %whining
again, as this is the first time
I've really heard of him tak-
ing that tact, rather, he was
not selected for the
umpteenth time and has now
chosen to voice his displeas-
ure.
Cub fans for years have
decried his non-selections
and have all sorts of compar-
isons to no-doubt Hall-of-
Famer Brooks Robinson with
which to back up their (our)'
claims.
But much like the Cubs
themselves, Santo is beloved
even more so for this short-
coming.
The lovable losers personi-
fied by the sympathetic also-
ran.
Well, that was the case
until he started getting vocal.
about it.
Now the attacks have
begun on blogs, responses to
articles about it, pointing out
his shortcomings compared
to other candidates, whether
truly applicable or not.
I always felt sorry for him,
in a way, but respected him
all the more for standing tall
and not letting it bother him,
at least to the public.
Now he's trying to attain
something by griping about
it, which doesn't sit well
with me.
If you get in on your mer-
its, good for you.
If you get in because you
make enough people feel
guilty so as to vote for you,
Continued on page 3C


Lady :Dragons roll


Ne s,-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
With head coach John Merlo looking on from the side-
lines, Erica Resindez fires one toward the Mulberry goal
for one of her two first-half scores in Lake Placid's 5-0
%win Tuesday night.


Streaks

tie, edge

DeSoto
By JOHN BEDELL
- , s-S. i correspondent-
SEBRING - Despite a
flurry of DeSoto shots in
the final two minutes, the
Sebring boys soccer team
held on for a 0-0 tie
Tuesday night at
Firemen's Field.
"Ry)an Cochrah played,
a superb game tonight,".
Sebring Se bring
coach Tim
S B o u a y
said.
DeSoto " Ou r
defense
O worked
. w e 1 1
tonight,",
Cochran.said. "We got the
shutout tonight, after los-
ing to them 4-0 last
Thursday."
Cochran had-four saves
in the final two minutes of
the game. His best stop
came as he grabbed the
ball; -after" falling- to .th
grass.
"We've had a strong-
defense the last four.
years," junior Troy
Talbert said. "We can't
seem to put two and two
Continued on page 3C


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID - It wasn't
quite as dominant on the
scoreboard, but Lake Placid's
5-0 win over district foe
Mulberry Tuesday night was
even more pleasant in the
benefits that came from it.
"We beat them 6-0 lait time
we played them," head coach
John Merlo said: "So we
mixed it up a bit,
moved some people Lake
around to see what else
we could use later in
the season." .
And while it was the Mu
usual suspects doing
the bulk of the scoring
load, there were some
different looks that could
prove beneficial down the
road.
Usual suspect number one
%%as Erica Resindez. scoring
both of the LadN. Dragon-
first-half goals.
One of those, unfortunately


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for the Panther goal keeper,
was a face-to-inside-of-post
ricochet that gave Lake
Placid (5-0-1, 3-0) it's 2-0
lead at the half.
Usual suspect number two,
Yudi Terrones, finished up the
scoring with goals at the
72:39 and 77:17 marks, but it
was the assistor (and middle
goal scorer) that was part of
Merlo's grand scheme.
Making her first
acid appearance after serv-
ing a .suspension due
to her living up to her
erry nickname, Julie "The
Bruiser" Shrewsbury,
I normally part of the
stingy Dragon
defense, was put up to
midfielder in the second half
as part of Merlo's 'speed
package.'
"We get two of our fastest
players up top ~ which %e can
use %\hen %e face a team \rith
a fast defense." Nlerlo


explained.
It was Shrew sbur� racing
past, through and ahead of the
pack in tracking down the
ball in the MulberrN zone and
dishing to Terrones for both
goals.
And prior to the final two,
Shrew sbury drilled one her-
self on a virtual punt from the
left-front of the goal. 25-.
yards out, that the. Panther
keeper got her hands on but
couldn't deflect away.�:
"Our defense ' as strong
again, getting another
shutout," NMerlo said of the
teams' scoring differential
which is now up to 22-5 on
the season. "These girls work
hard and they listen We've
now faced all the teams in our
district except Frostproof and
we see them twice coming
up.
But first %will be another
district matchup w ith a trip to
McKeel Academy Frida,.


Lady Devils fall


in heat of OT


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Jamee Hawthorne drives through this foul Monday night
against Frostproof in an easy win, but things weren't so
easy in Tuesday's loss in overtime to visiting Booker.


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed biald, idtie@'n , siun.comn
AVON PARK - The Avon
Park girls basketball team
folded under pressure and
dropped a tough one 42-35 at
home in overtime against dis-
trict rival Booker on Tuesday
night.
The Lady Devils drew first
blood when Beonca
Godfrey hit a, three Bo
pointer after little
under four minutes into 4
the game. ' *
Usually in double Avoi
digits, Godfrey would
only pick up eight .
points, in the game.
Daija Barrett would
lead the scoring drive for the
Lady Devils with 11.
Playing similar defenses,
both teams seemed to know
just what the other was going
to do and react.
When both sides play a
defensive game, the score
stays, low, and the first period
ended tied with eight points
for each team.
The slightly quicker and
tighter playing, ladies from
Booker were about to force
39 Red Devil turnovers, but
were not able to take the


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I


opportunities to make the lay-
ups.
Booker turned up the heat
after the half and started to
really push for the turnover.
Avon Park head coach
Paulette Daley tried to rally
the Lady De\ ils by constantlN
telling them to relax and play
their game, but they blew a
five-point lead w ith
ker poor ball handling in
� just a few minutes in
the fourth quarter.
SWith the score tied
Park at 32-32, , Booker
5 began the steady crawl
in overtime needed for
the win.
The Lady Tornadoes were
able to keep the lead, and
although the game stayed
close until the last two min-
utes of the game, Avon Park
could not hit the three point-
ers needed to pull ahead.
"During the second quarter
they started putting some
pressure on us, and we did not
perform well. We were mak-
ing weird' passes and were
making uncharacteristic
plays," said Daley. ."Theses
are the type of games you are

Continued on page 3C


SECTION
. i' A .
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M^


SPORTS


News-Sun photo by DAN.HOEHNE
Devin Clarke goes up and under to get past
Lake Placid defender Devontra Fleming
Tuesday night.









News-Sun * Wednesday, December 10, 2008


www.newssun.com


THE SCOREBOARD


AMERICAN CONFERENCE


N.Y Jets
New England
Miami
Buffalo

x-Tennessee
Indianapolis
Houston
Jacksonville

Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cleveland
Cincinnati

Denver
San Diego
Oakland
Kansas City


East
W L
8 5
8 5
8 5
6 7
South
W L
12 1
9 4
6 7
4 9
North
W L
10 3
9 4
4 9
1 11
West
W L
8 5
5 8
3 10
2 11


T Pct PF PA
0 .615354292
0 .615301276
0 .615269260
0 .462279275
T Pct PF PA
0 .923332184
0 .692292253
0 .462306331
0 .308251293
T Pct PF PA
0 .769289183
0 .692316200
0 .308222275
1 .115154345
T Pct PF PA
0 .615316336
0 .385324281
0 .231179299
0 .154233364


NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T PctPF PA
x-N.Y. Giants 11 2 0 .846366226
Dallas 8 5 0 .615312280
Philadelphia 7 5 1 .577339263
Washington 7 6 0 .538218246
South
W L T PctPF PA
Carolina 10 3 0 .769323254
Tampa Bay 9 4 0 .692303238
Atlanta 8 5 0 .615323271
New Orleans 7 6 0 .538366326
North
W L T PctPF PA
Minnesota 8 5 0.615307276
Chicago 7 6 0 .538304278
Green Bay 5 8 0 .385355319
Detroit 0 13 0 .000219413
West
W L T PctPF PA
x-Arizona 8 5 0 .615372323
San Francisco 5 8 0 .385286327
Seattle 2 11 0 .154237335
St. Louis 2 11 0 .154169394
x-clinched division
Sunday's Games
Minnesota 20, Detroit 16
Tennessee 28, Cleveland 9
Houston 24, Green Bay 21
New Orleans 29, Atlanta 25
Chicago 23, Jacksonville 10
Philadelphia 20, N.Y. Giants 14
Indianapolis 35, Cincinnati 3
Miami 16, Buffalo 3
New England 24; Seattle 21
San Francisco 24, N.Y. Jets 14
Denver 24, Kansas City 17
Pittsburgh 20, Dallas 13
Arizona 34, St. Louis 10
Baltimore 24, Washington 10
Monday's Game
Carolina 38, Tampa Bay 23
Thursday, Dec. 11
New Orleans at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
^- Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 20 2 .909 -
New Jersey 11 8 .5797 1/2
New York 9 11 .450 10
Philadelphia 9 12 .42910 1/2
Toronto 8 11 .421101/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 16 5 .762 -
Atlanta 12 7 .632 3
Miami 12 9 .571 4
Charlotte 7 14 .333 9
Washington 3 15 .16711 1/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 17 3 .850 -
Detroit 11 8 .5795 1/2
Chicago 9 11 .450 8
Milwaukee 9 13 .409 9
Indiana 7 13 .350 10
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
New Orleans 11 6 .647 -
Houston 13 8 .619 -
Dallas 11 8 .579 1
San Antonio 11 8 .579 1
Memphis 6 15 .286 7
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Portland 15 7 .682 -
Denver 14 7 .667 1/2
Utah 13 9 .591 2
Minnesota 4 15.21191/2
Oklahoma City 2 20 .091 13
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 17 2 .895 -
Phoenix 12 9 .571 6
Golden State 6 15 .286 12
Sacramento 5 16 .238 13
L.A. Clippers 4 17 .190 14
Monday's Games
Miami 100, Charlotte 96
Memphis 109, Houston 97
Golden State 112, Oklahoma City 102
Orlando 95, L.A. Clippers 88
Tuesday's Games
Detroit at Washington, late
Toronto at Cleveland, late
Utah at Minnesota, late
New York at Chicago, late
Atlanta at Houston, late
San Antonio at Dallas, late
Milwaukee at Phoenix, late
Orlando at Portland, late
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, late
Wednesday's Games
Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m.
New York at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Cleveland at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.
Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m.
Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
N.Y. Rangers 18 10 2 38 77 76
Pittsburgh 15 8 4 34 87 75
Philadelphia 13 7 6 32 84 78
New Jersey 14 8 2 30 70 63
N.Y. Islanders 10 15 2 22 70 94
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 19 4 4 42 94 59
Montreal 15 6 5 35 79 69
Buffalo 13 11 3 29 74 79



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Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
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Carolina 13 12 3 29 71 83
Florida 12 12 3 27 67 76
Atlanta 9 14 3 21 77 93
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Vancouver 15 10 3 33 86 74
Minnesota 15 10 1 31 72 56
Edmonton 13 11 2 28 74 78
Colorado 13 13 1 27 72 80
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Anaheim 15 10 3 33 82 79
Phoenix 12 13 2 26 69 79
Los Angeles 11 11 4 26 69 72
Dallas 10 12 4 24 72 93
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Monday's Games
Boston 5, Tampa Bay 3
Florida 4, Ottawa 3, OT
Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3
Toronto 4, N.Y. Islanders 2
St. Louis 6, Nashville 3
Tuesday's Games
N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, late
Calgary at Montreal, late
Vancouver at Nashville, late
Los Angeles at Colorado, late
Wednesday's Games
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Boston at Washington, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Calgary at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
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EagleBank Bowl
Navy (8-4) vs. Wake Forest (7-5), 11
a.m. ESPN
New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State (6-6) vs. Fresno St. (7-
5), 2:30 p.m. ESPN
St. Petersburg Bowl
South Florida (7-5) vs. Memphis (6-6),
4:30 p.m. ESPN2
Las Vegas Bowl
BYU (10-2) vs. Arizona (7-5), 8 p.m.
ESPN
SUNDAY. DEC. 21
New Orleans Bowl
Troy (8-4) vs. Southern Mississippi (6-
6), 8 p.m. ESPN2
TUESDAY, DEC. 23
Poinsettia Bowl
Boise St. (12-0) vs. TCU (10-2), 8 p.m.
ESPN
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 24
Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii (7-6) vs. Notre Dame (6-6), 8
p.m. ESPN
FRIDAY, DEC. 26
Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic (6-6) vs. Central
Michigan (8-4), 7:30 p.m. ESPN2


: SATURDAY. DEC. 27
Melneke Bowl
North Carolina (8-4) vs. West Virginia
(8-4), 1 p.m. ESPN
Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State (8-4) vs. Wisconsin (7-5),
4:30 p.m. ESPN
Emerald Bowl
Cal (8-4) vs. Miami (7-5), 8 p.m. ESPN
SUNDAY. DEC. 28
Independence Bowl
Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Northern
Illinois (6-6), 8 p.m. ESPN
MONDAY. DEC. 29
PapaJohns.com Bowl
Rutgers (7-5) vs. North Carolina State
(6-6), 3 p.m. ESPN
Alamo Bowl
Northwestern (9-3) vs. Missouri (9-4),
8 p.m. ESPN
TUESDAY. DEC. 30
Humanitarian Bowl
Nevada (7-5) vs. Maryland (7-5), 4:30
p.m. ESPN
Holiday Bowl
Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Oregon (9-3),
8 p.m. ESPN�
Texas Bowl
Rice (9-3) vs. Western Michigan (9-3),
8 p.m. NFLN
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 31
Armed Forces Bowl
Houston (7-5) vs. Air Force (8-4), Noon
ESPN
Sun Bowl
Oregon State (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (9-3),
2 p.m. CBS
Music City Bowl
Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Boston College (9-
4), 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Insight Bowl
Kansas (7-5) vs. Minnesota (7-5), 5:30
p.m. NFLN
Chlck-fil-A Bowl
LSU (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (9-3), 7:30
p.m. ESPN
THURSDAY. JAN. 1
Outback Bowl
Iowa (8-4) vs. South Carolina (7-5), 11
a.m. ESPN
Capital One Bowl
Georgia (9-3) vs. Michigan State (9-3),
1 p.m. ABC
Gator Bowl
Nebraska (8-4) vs. Clemson (7-5), 1
p.m. CBS
Rose Bowl
USC (11-1) vs. Penn St. (11-1), 5 p.m. ABC
Orange Bowl
Cincinnati (11-2) vs. Virginia Tech (9-
4), 8 p.m. FOX
FRIDAY. JAN. 2
Cotton Bowl
Texas Tech (11-1) vs. Mississippi (8-4),
2 p.m. FOX
. Liberty Bowl
Kentucky (6-6) vs. East Carolina (9-4),
5 p.m. ESPN
Sugar Bowl
Utah (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8 p.m. FOX
SATURDAY. JAN. 3
International Bowl
UConn (7-5) vs. Buffalo (8-5), Noon
ESPN2
MONDAY. JAN. 5
Fiesta Bowl
Texas (11-1) vs. Ohio St. (10-2), 8:30
p.m. FOX
TUESDAY. JAN. 6
GMAC Bowl
Tulsa (10-3) vs. Ball State (12-1), 8
p.m. ESPN
THURSDAY, JAN. 8
BCS National Championship
Florida (12-1) vs. Oklahoma (12-1), 8
p.m. (FOX),


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park








Lake Placid


FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto, 7 p.m.; Boys
Soccer vs. Sebring, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. Sebring, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Sebring, varsity 1:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Sebring, 7:30
p.m.; Girls Soccer at Sebring, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, Dec. 18: Boys Basketball at Palmetto, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Palmetto,
6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Palmetto, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. Palmetto, 6 p.m.



THURSDAY: Girls Weightlifting hosts meet, 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.;
Girls Soccer at McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Vanguard School, Lake Wales, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting
hosts meet, 10:30 a.m.


..................................................................................................................................................................................................





A Z THURSDAY. Boys Soccer at Booker, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Booker, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Braden River, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Braden River, 6
p.m.; Boys SoLcer at Avon Park, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Avon Park, 6 p.m.; Wrestling vs.
%Cw Lake Region, 6 p.m.
Sebring SATURII)AV.- Boys Basketball at OviedoTBA, Wrestling at Okeechobee Invite, 10 a.m.
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..............................................................................................................................


New Year Golf Benerit
SEBRING - Sun 'N Lake will host a
golf tournament to benefit a local family
with heavy medical bills on Saturday, Jan.
3 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Cost to play in the tournament is $60 per
person, $240 per team.
There are also four levels of sponsor-
ships available with a Gold Sponsorship of
$1,000 including four hole signts, one team
entry and recognition on a-banner. A Silver
Sponsorship of $500 includes two hole
signs, one team entry and recognition on a
banner.
Bronze Sponsorship, for $250, includes
two hole signs and banner recognition, or
there is a $100 Hole Sponsorship.
For more information, call Jady Prescott
at 381-2117 or Brannon Sparks at 381-
9017.

Rewis Hall of Fame �Banquet
SEBRING - Highlands County coaching
legend Hoppy Rewis is soon to be honored
with his acceptance into the Florida
Athletic Coaches Association Hall of
Fame.
Those wishing to attend the banquet
honoring Rewis, along with the other 2008
inductees, need to know it will take place
Jan. 10 at the Daytona Beach Hilton at 12
P-M.,
Tickets are $30 for the event and can be
purchased through Dec.-19 via Sebring
Athletic Director Terry Quarles�
For, more information, contact Quarles at
471-5500, ext. 226, or 381-8908.

Sebring Baseball Sign-Ups
SEBRING - Sebr ing Youth Baseball is
now accepting registrations for the follow-.
ing age groups: T-Ball (4-5), Pitching
Machine (6-8) and Minors (9-10).
Registration will take place Dec. 13,20,
27 and Jan. 3, 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. at Max Long Field, and Dec. 10i 17,
31 and Jan. 7 and 14 at 6-8 p.m..at Max
Long Field.
Registration is also being accepted at
Custom Prints, 2805 Alt 27 S., Sebring
(behind Publix). Registration forms can
also be downloaded from
sebringbaseball.com and mailed to Post
Office Box 1178, Sebring, FL 33871.
Cost of registration is $75 per player.
For families with two players the cost is
$65 for the second player.
Families. with more than three players
the cost. is -$55 for each additional player
after the second player. All registrations
must be received by 5 p.m. on Jan.
2009.
For more information, call Israel Gomez
at 471-2007

Elks Hoop Shoot
SEBRING - The Sebring Elks will hold
a Hoop Shoot for boys and girls, ages 8 to
13, on Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Hill-Gustat
Middle School.
Registration will be at 8 a.m. and a birth
certificate is required.
For more information, call the Lodge at
471-3557.

YMCA Martial Art s
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 formsof 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
--A AN~- Ir1kn.


ment are the responsibility of the student.
For more informantion, 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 5:30-630 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

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. I 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 ind up.�.Youth must turn
16 during the 2009 calender year and must
have parents -permissiort.
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
-new 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.

Highlands County AAU
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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.
In terested players, or for more informa-
tion call Bill Stephenson at 8637381-'8982
after 5:30 p.m.

SFCC Baseball Camp
AVON PARK - The SFCC Panthers will
be hosting a High School Showcase
Baseball Camp on Saturday, Dec. 20.
The camp will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
and have a registration fee of $60. The first
40 registered are accepted.
SFCC head coach Rick Hitt is camp
director and his instructors will include
Panther assistant coaches Kelly Sanders,
Andy Polk and Darrell Heckman as well as
outstanding coaches from colleges, universi-
ties or professional baseball organizations.
All players should bring their individual
baseball attire.
To register, go to www.southflorida.edu
and select the baseball site.
Click on "Baseball High School
Showcase Camps," print out Admissions
Application and Emergency Treatment
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Lady Devils lose shutout, win handily


By CORY RITTER
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK - If you
were looking for any indica-
tion of what kind of night it
was for the Avon Park Lady
Devils Monday, the sight of
Avon Park's starting lineup
trading places with their
bench for a majority of the
game should say enough.
The Lady Devils got off to
such a lead in the first quar-
ter that head coach Paulette
Daley was
Avon Park able to unload
8 her bench and
5 give the
Frostproof reserves some
much needed
2 experience en
route 58-2
victory.
Avon Park's Daija Barrett
led the bombardment, scor-
ing 11 points in just the first
half finishing with 13 on the
night.
Avon Park's bench defi-
nitely benefited from the
experience, although the lop-
sided score made it hard for
the starters to do anything
more than cheer on their
teammates.
"This game gave us some
thing to work on," Daley
said. "It gave us some
defenses to try out and work
on and we found out some
things, too."
The swarming defense of
Avon Park overwhelmed
Frostproof for most of the
night causing turnover after
turnover giving the Lady
Devils control of the ball for
a majority of the game - it
was hard to tell whether the
58 points scored were more
impressive than the 2 points
given up.
The quick, physical
defense Avon Park exhibited
was exactly what coach


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Daija Barrett drives the baseline past this Frostproof
defender on her way to a team high 13 points in the Lady
Devils 58-2 win Monday night.


Daley wanted to see before
their game against district
foe Sarasota Booker at
home.
"We know (Sarasota)
Booker has speed," said
Daley. "It was good to get to
work on defenses because
they have shooters too."
Daley's shooters handled
themselves just fine, shoot-
ing over 65-percent from the
foul line in the second half.
Adding to the scoring
parade were Brekayla
English, Takesha Williams,
and Jamee Hawthorne all
with 6 points.
Surprisingly, no one else
on the Lady Devils managed
to reach the double-digit
mark in points other than
Barrett, mostly because
coach Daley having to call
off the dogs early on after


going up 24 points after the
first quarter.
After giving up a single
point in both the first and
second quarter, Avon Park
went into halftime leading,
44-2.
Blowouts can, at times,
lead to a let down the fol-
lowing game when confi-
dence levels skyrocket.
However, if the Lady
Devils can take anything
away from Monday night, it
would be how well their
bench kept up the intensity
even when the game was
well out of hand.
Even if the starting line-
ups are evenly matched,
coach Daley can be confi-
dent that going to her bench
won't change the tempo of
the game when her starters
get tired.


Easy win Monday for Devils,

tough loss Tuesday


Continued from 1C
going to see. You want to
play in pressure games, but
we could not settle down
and play our game tonight.
We started telegraphing our
passes, and we made sever-
al lazy passes, and when
you do that, you are going
to turnover the ball. We
have DeSoto on Friday, and
we needed this one to help
out with our confidence."
"We struggled under the
pressure," said Lady Devil


Brearnna Tate. "You know
how your mind just .goes
blank when there is a lot of
pressure sometimes? That's
what happened to us, our
minds just went blank."
"We were sloppy with our
passing, and we were just
not making good decisions.
We really need to work on
our game. We have come a
long way, but we still have
some work to do, and we are
going to have to learn to
work under pressure," Tate


'That's what
happened to us,
our minds just
went blank.'

BREARNNA TATE
Lady Devil forward

said.
The Lady Devils play
again on Friday night, this
time on the road against dis-
trict rival DeSoto at 7 p.m.


Now we're the "Cryin' Illini"


Continued from lC
well, that's kind of a hollow
victory, isn't it?
Cub fans won't be getting
the victory they were hoping
for, and that's because the
Tribune Company did NOT
include them in their filing
for bankruptcy.
You see, financial experts
have said if that were the
case, then the current sales
process would be scrapped
and a judge would preside
over the selling off of the
different aspects of the com-


pany's holdings.
Meaning, the judge would
have simply been looking for
the highest bidder and selling
the team to that bidder,
regardless of what baseball
owners have to say.
Which means, Mark Cuban
likely would have been the
next owner of the Cubs -
something their fans have
been clamoring for ever since
the dot-com billionaire
showed the slightest bit of
interest.
An arrested governor, the


'World's Greatest
Newspaper' going under, and
in so doing, couldn't have
had the courtesy to take the
Cubs with them, and a
respected icon now whining
because he's not getting what
he thinks he deserves.
Yes, I'm from the
Chicagoland area of the state
of Illinois.
Guess I got out just in
time.

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


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Lady Eagles get payback


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - A red hot
first quarter carried the
Walker Memorial girls to a
42-27 win over Lake Placid in
the South Florida Community
College gym Monday night.
Junior Megan Bedell led
the Lady Eagles with 17
points and 8 rebounds.
Walker freshmen Rachel Reid
had 10.
Brandi Colbert led Wa
the Lady Dragons with
14 points. Teammate
Jamacia Gayle had 4
seven. Lake
The Eagles flew out
to a 15-0 lead in the 2
first quarter. Reid led
the way with eight
points in the paint and guard
Blair Walz added a pair of
buckets.
Colbert got Lake Placid on
the scoreboard just before the
buzzer for a 15-2 Walker
advantage after the first peri-
od.
The Dragons looked ready
to bounce back in the second
frame as they reeled off eight
straight points to cut the lead


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to 15-10, but Walker
answered with its own run.
Eighth-grader Kristelle
Lagabon scored the next five
points for Walker with three
free throws and a 12-foot-
jumper. Bedell and Reid each
grabbed offensive boards and
converted inside.
Senior Roann Asumbrado
capped the Eagles' 11-0 rally
with a baseline jump
ker shot that put Walker up
26-10 at the half.
Colbert hoped to
fire up the Dragons in
.lacid the third.
She hit a pair of
treys, but Coach
Shonda LeGree strug-
gled to find any other
offensive weapons.
Late in the third, the
Dragons cut the lead to 29-20
but Lagabon hit another
jumper for the Eagles, push-
ing the lead to 31-20.
Bedell scored eight' of her
17 in the fourth quarter and
the Eagles rolled to the win.
"We lost by fifteen to
them(Lake Placid) earlier,"
Walker Memorial coach Bill


Farmer said, "We knew we
had to came out hard from the
tip-off tonight.
"Rachel Reid came out and
got us off to a great start. We
wanted to go inside and then
outside tonight. Megan
Bedell carried us in the sec-
ond half with her ball-han-
dling, rebounding and scor-
ing."
Lake Placid coach Legree
felt her team was overconfi-
dent after defeating the
Eagles on Novmeber 20 at
home.
"Once the hole had been
dug, we couldn't get out of
it," LeGree said.
The coach did see a bright
spot in Colbert's play.
"She gives us a spark,"
LeGree said. "I've been
bringing her off the bench and
give her a green light to shoot
threes."
The Lady Dragons will
hope to improve their 1-5
record on Friday against
Mulberry, while Walker's
record stands at 3-3 as the
Lady Eagles host the Sebring
junior varsity on Thursday.


Grimaldo nets 11th goal of year in

Lady Streak win over DeSoto


Continued from 1C
together between our mid-
fields and our forwards on
offense."
Coach Boulay is looking
for more urgency from his
squad on . Thursday at
Sarasota Booker.
"We need to show more
intensity. We tend to do a lot
of ball watching. We need to
watch our spacing and be
aware of our teammates' posi-
tion."
The Lady Streaks edged
DeSoto 1-0 on a second half
goal from Amahdli- Grimaldo,


her 11th score of the season.
The sophomore kicked in
the game winner in the sixti-
eth minute of the match.
The Lady Streaks overcame
adversity as they played
short-handed. Illness and a
chorus performance took six
players from head Coach
Steve Ashley.
"We played with essentially
just ten players in the second
half," Ashley said. "Katie
Bullard had a knee injury and
we put her in at goalie in the
second half."
SAshley's .' voice cracked
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with emotion as he congratu-
lated his team after the match.
"I can't say enough about
these girls tonight," he said.
"Lisa Pryzchocki, Jean
Wideland, and Karrie Lester
all played well. Rickie
Albritton always gives 100
per cent. Amanda Grimaldo is
a strong forward, but she is
also our utility player. She
played goalie in the first half
and had four saves.
The Lady Streaks also trav-
el to Sarasota Booker on
Thursday. Both teams will be
at Avon Park on Friday night.


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1050 Legals
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS hereby given that Downtown Mini
Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195
S. Railroad Ave. Avon Park, FL at 1:00p.m.
Saturday, December 13th, 2008 to the highest
bidder. Items held for Frances Vassell Mira-
nada items including: A/C/ compressor, win-
dows, ladder, books, tools & furniture. Items
held for Faye Jordan items included: Childrens
toys, keyboard, hamper, mural , beanbag,
suitcases, purses, toy box, books & boxes of
unknown contents.

Dec. 10, 12, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
SCase #: 2008-CA-001406
U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee
for the C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2007-CB6,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Martha G. Anderson, a Single Woman;
Placid lakes Home Owners Association, Inc.;
Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners
Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in
Possession #1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown
Parties claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said Unknown Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS - PROPERTY
TO: Martha G. Anderson; ADDRESS UN-
KNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN AD-
DRESS IS: 436 Foxdale Road, Lake Placid, FL
33852
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if ei-
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s); and the
aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants as may be infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
LOT 7, BLOCK 88, PLACID LAKES SEC-
TION 8, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 436 Foxdale
Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
This action as been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISH-
MAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite
112, Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice and file
the original with the clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 2nd day of December, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff.
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
December 10,17,2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-516
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY ELLEN CZARNECKI
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mary
Ellen Czarnecki, deceased, whose date of
death was October 19, 2008, 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 names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-


1050 Legals
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: December 10, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Johanna Martindale
6741 W. Road 200 N.
Bargersville, Indiana 46106
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney for Johanna Martindale
Florida Bar No. 0608475
Law Firm, P.A.
202 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 699-22222
Fax: (863) 465-1857
December 10, 17, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000193GCS
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
BARRINGTON LIVINGSTON-DOWNIE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARRINGTON
LIVINGSTON-DOWNIE, IF ANY; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed November 17, 2008, entered in Civil Case
No. 08000193GCS of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit,in and for HIGHLANDS
County; SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of De-
cember, 2008 the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 4, AND THE WEST 5 FEET OF LOT 5,
IN BLOCK 235, OF EAST PALMHURST SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT A
PORTION OF LOT 4 AND LOT 5, IN BLOCK
235, OF EAST PALMHURST, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCING AT A SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 5, BLOCK 235, OF EAST
PALMHURST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
27 MINUTES 18 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 6.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE CONTINUE WESTERLY
ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 110.70
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 40 MI-
NUTES 16 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
10.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 27
MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
7.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVE OF A
NON TANGENT CURVE TO THE RIGHT OF
WHICH THE RADIUS POINT LIES SOUTH 54
DEGREES 51 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST A
RADIAL DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET; THENCE
EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC, THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGEL OF 119 DEGREES 41 MI-
NUTES 25 SECONDS A DISTANCE OF 125.34
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
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 pen-
dens, must file a. claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 20th day of November, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak.
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF .
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-36882(ALS)
December 10, 17, 2008

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.07001223
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALBA AMAYA, 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
NIo. 07001223 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FI-
NANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff, and ALBA
AMAYA; BLANCA AMAYA; JOSE M. VAZ-
QUEZ; CECILIA AMAYA; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN 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 COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE


AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of De-
cember, 2008, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 6A, REPLAT OF A PORTION OF LOT
2, ALL OF LOT 3, AND A PORTION OF LOT 4,
BLOCK H, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 7, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


1050 egals
A/K/A 608 DOGWOOD COURT, SEBRING,
FL 33876
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 19, 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
F07064792 CHASE-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.
December 3, 10, 2008


THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000607
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FFMLT
2006-FF4, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TOMY GONZALEZ
A/K/A TOMY L. GONZALEZ, 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-000607 of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FFMLT 2006-FF4, MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-FF4, is the Plaintiff, and TOMY GONZA-
LEZ A/K/A TOMY L.-GONZALEZ; BRIARWOOD
VILLAS CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A MIGUEL RO-
DRIGUEZ, and TENANT #2 N/K/A CAT GABAN;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
19th day of December, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
UNIT NO. 4, OF BRIARWOOD VILLAS
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORD-
ED IN O.R. BOOK 661, PAGE 562, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A
PART OF LOT 15 AND LOT.16, IN BLOCK 250,
OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT
13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED
1/8TH INTEREST IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS APPURTENANT TO EACH CONDO-
MINIUM UNIT AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED
IN SAID DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM.
A/K/A 3720 VILLABELLA 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 19, 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
F08038195 ALT-CONV-R-vbonitto
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at 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.
December 3,10, 2008



THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000510
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A
SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2006-OA1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CATHY EILEEN COOKE
NA/K/A CATHY E. COOKE, 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-000510 of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK
USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-0A1,
is the Plaintiff, and CATHY EILEEN COOKE
NA/K/A CATHY E. COOKE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CATHY EILEEN COOKE NA/K/A
CATHY E. COOKE N/K/A JANE DOE; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR
COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION;
FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOMINIUM, INC.; -are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
19th day of December, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
UNIT 1006, THE FOUNTAINHEAD CONDO-
MINIUM, ACCORDING TO DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK


287, PAGE 886 AND AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK
298, PAGE 94 AND O.R. BOOK 996, PAGE 9,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN UN-
DIVIDED INTEREST IN AND TO THE COM-
MON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID
UNIT IN SAID CONDOMINIUM, BEING A PART
OF LOT 2, BLOCK 94, OF THE ORIGINAL


1050 egls
TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DES-
OTO COUNTY, (NOW HIGHLANDS), FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2131 LAKEVIEW DRIVE APT 1006,
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 19, 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
F08018355 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-B-Icurry
**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.
December 3, 10, 2008



THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-516GCS
SOVEREIGN BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISA S. MUSUMECI, 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-516GCS of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein SOVEREIGN
BANK, is the Plaintiff, and LISA S. MUSUME-
Cl; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN 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 AVE-
NUE at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of Decem-
ber, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 15 AND 16, IN BLOCK 18, OF PLACID
LAKES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 250 LINCOLN ROAD, LAKE PLACID,
FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 19, 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
F08030019 CENDANT-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.
December 3,10, 2008

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 282007CA000817AOOOXX
SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHRISTOPHER D. RAMEY, 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. 282007CA000817AOOOXX of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON
MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff,
and CHRISTOPHER D. RAMEY; LORENA RA-
MEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMI-
NEE FOR INDYMAC BANK; are the Defend-
ants, 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 AVE-
NUE at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of Decem-
ber, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 59, BLOCK 7, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM
ESTATES, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 40, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,.
A/K/A 1725 QUEEN AVENUE, SEBRING, FL
33875
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 19, 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
F07004926 SAXONFID-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, (TDDO) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 3,10, 2008


1050 Lls
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-717
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PAUL WAVERLA ENTERPRISES, INC., a Flori-
da corporation;
SALVATORE BOLOGNA, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against SALVATORE BOLO-
GNA and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
SONIA MARIA MALDONADO RIVERA, if alive
and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against SONIA
MARIA MALDONADO RIVERA, and all claim-
ants under any of such party;
NICHOLAS JOHN DELROSSI and DONNA
MARIE DINALLO, as Joint Tenants with Right
of Survivorship, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against NICHOLAS JOHN
DELROSSI and DONNA MARIE DINALLO, and
all claimants under any of such party;
Defendants.
. NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 18, Block 156, Unit 10, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
22nd day of JANUARY, 2009.
SIGNED this 20th day of NOVEMBER,
2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 3, 10, 2008

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07001085GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MELINDA J. MAZZARELLA A/K/A
MELINDA STEWART-MAZZARELLA, 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. 07001085GCS 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 MELINDA J. MAZZARELLA
A/K/A MELINDA STEWART-MAZZARELLA;
LOUIS MAZZARELLA; TENANT #1 N/K/A ME-
LINDA J. MAZZARELLA; 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 AVE-
NUE at 11:0Q AM, on the 23rd day of Decem-
ber, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
STARTING AT THE QUARTER SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST
ALONG THE EAST-WEST CENTERLINE OF
SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 170.0
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 34
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 97.65 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 07 MINUTES
30 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 20.3
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE CONTINUING SOUTH 76
DEGREES 07 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 50.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE;
THENCE SOUTH 13 DEGREES 52 MINUTES
30 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 110
FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SHORELINE
OF LAKE FRANCES; THENCE IN A WESTERLY
DIRECTION ALONG THE SHORE OF SAID
LAKE FRANCES A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO
A POINT; THENCE NORTH 13 DEGREES 52
MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
110 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION IS IN-
TENDED TO DESCRIBE LOT 7, OF TWIN
LAKES ADDITION UNRECORDED, COPY OF
WHICH IS ATTACHED TO AN AGREEMENT
FOR DEED RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 196,
PAGE 571, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND
STARTING AT A GOVERNMENT LAND OF-
FICE BRASS CAP, THE QUARTER SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST
ALONG THE EAST-WEST CENTERLINE OF
SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 170.0
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 34
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 59.65 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EAST BANK OF THE CANAL BETWEEN
LAKE FRANCES AND LAKE REDWATER, THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING
SOUTH 34 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 38.0 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
20.3 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH
13 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 30 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 80.05 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE ON THE SHORE OF LAKE FRAN-
CES; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIREC-
TION ALONG THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE
FRANCES A DISTANCE OF 55.0 FEET TO THE
EAST BANK OF THE CANAL BETWEEN LAKE
FRANCES AND LAKE REDWATER; THENCE IN
A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE
EAST BANK OF AFORESAID CANAL A DIS-
TANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS
DESCRIBED AS LOT 8, OF TWIN LAKES AD-
DITION UNRECORDED, COPY OF WHICH IS
ATTACHED TO A WARRANTY DEED RECORD-
ED IN O.R. BOOK 394, PAGE 421, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 84 TWIN LAKES ROAD, LAKE PLAC-


ID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than' the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 20, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker










6C * Wednesday, December 10, 2008


1050 Legas
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
F07056965 TAYLOR-SPECFLHMC-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.
December 10, 17, 2008



THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.28-2008-CA-371GCS
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR CSAB MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALIETTE GONZALEZ DIAZ, et al,
Defendantss.
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-371GCS of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
CSAB MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-2, is the Plaintiff, and
ALIETTE GONZALEZ DIAZ; DIRIET DIAZ;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE
FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC; CITY OF SEBR-
ING CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 19th day of De-
cember, 2008, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 3, IN BLOCK 232, OF EAST PALM-
HURST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3519 ELLINGTON AVENUE, SEBR-
ING, FL 33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.-
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 19, 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
F08019355 ASC-CONV-R-khartmaier
**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 i7 dj.': .. ii.o io the proceeding. If hearing
i.iJ*3i.l -Tl.i'i 1.800-955-8771,.or voice (V)
5'.0- 955 . . : .ia.Florida Relay Service.
December 3, 10, 2008


NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 2.70-AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 2.70, Prohibiting Discrimination,
Including Sexual and Other Forms of Harass-
ment, at a regular meeting of the Board on
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in
the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass
Administration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall
be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Sec-
tion 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected per-
son has twenty-one (21) days after publica-
tion of this notice to request the opportunity
to present evidence and argument to the
School Board of Highlands County, Florida re-
garding the proposed rule: Such hearing
must be requested in writing and received by
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice. If such hearing is re-
quested, it will be held Tuesday, January 20,
2009, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to at-
tend such a hearing is requested to call the
Superintendent's office to verify whether such
hearing has been requested. The purpose and
effect of the proposed amendment to amend
the rule to include the revised policy as set
forth in recent legislation. A summary of the
proposed rule or amendment is as follows:
The revised policy adds that no person shall
be discriminated against on the basis of sexu-
al orientation or genetic information . The spe-
cific legal authority includes Sections 120.54,
1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.23, Florida Statutes.
The School District believes that the proposed
rule or amendment will have no effect on
small business. The School District believes
that the proposed rule or amendment will not
result in substantial increase in costs or prices
paid by consumers, individual industries or
state or local government agencies, and will
not result in significant adverse effects on
competition, employment, investment, pro-
ductivity, innovation or international trade
and/or alternative approaches to the regulato-
ry objective either do not exist and/or are pre-
cluded by law. The cost to the School District
of promulgating the proposed rule or amend-
ment is estimated to be $150.00. The estimat-
ed annual cost of implementing and enforcing
the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The
text of the proposed rule or amendment can
be obtained at the Superintendent's office
(Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY:
Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008

NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 2.80 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 2.80, Unlawful Discrimination
Prohibited at a regular meeting of the Board
on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.
in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass
Administration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall
be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Sec-
tion 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected per-
son has twenty-one (21) days after publica-
tion of this notice to request the opportunity
to present evidence and argument to the
School Board of Highlands County, Florida re-
garding the proposed rule. Such hearing must
be requested in writing and received by Wally
Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, within 21 days after publica-
tion of this notice. If such hearing is request-
ed, it will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009,


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at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend
such a hearing is requested to call the Super-
intendent's office to verify whether such hear-
ing has been requested. The purpose and ef-
fect of the proposed amendment to amend the
rule to specify the procedure to include revi-
sions as set forth in recent legislation. A sum-
mary of the proposed rule or amendment is as
follows: The revised policy adds that no per-
son shall be discriminated against on the ba-
sis of sexual orientation or genetic inform.a-
tion. The specific legal authority includes
Sections 1001.41, 1001.42, Florida Statutes.
The School District believes that the proposed
rule or amendment will have no effect on
small business. The School District believes
that the proposed rule or amendment will not
result in substantial increase in costs or prices
paid by consumers, individual industries or
state or local government agencies, and will
not result in significant adverse effects on
competition, employment, investment, pro-
ductivity, innovation or international trade
and/or alternative approaches to the regulato-
ry objective either do not exist and/or are pre-
cluded by law. The cost to the School District
of promulgating the proposed rule or amend-
ment is estimated to be $150.00. The estimat-
ed annual cost of implementing and enforcing
the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The
text of the proposed rule or amendment can
be obtained at the Superintendent's office
(Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY:
Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008


NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 4.32 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 4.32, Public School Educational
Instruction/Physical Education at a regular
meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January
20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting
Room, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The
proposed new rule shall be effective upon
adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida
Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one
(21) days after publication of this notice to re-
quest the opportunity to present evidence and
argument to the School Board of Highlands
County, Florida regarding the proposed rule.
Such hearing must be requested in writing
and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent,
426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within
21 days after publication of this notice. If
such hearing is requested, it will be held
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:45 p.m.
Any person desiring to attend such a hearing
is requested to call the Superintendent's office
to verify whether such hearing has been re-
quested. The purpose and effect of the pro-
posed amendment to update in accordance
with annual review and implement statutory
changes and other corrective measures as
deemed necessary A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: The
District shall notify parents annually that
counseling concerning the benefits of physical
education is available at each school. The Dis-
trict shall also inform parents, prior to sched-
uling a student for physical education, that the
requirement for participation in physical edu-
cation may be waived under certain circum-
stances as specified in law. The specific legal
authority includes Sections 1001.41 and
1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District
believes that the proposed rule or amendment
will have no. effect on small business. The
School District believes that the-proposed rule
or amendment will not result in substantial in-
crease in costs or prices paid by consumers,
individual industries or state or local govern-
ment agencies, and will not result in signifi-
cant adverse effects on competition, employ-
ment, investment, productivity, innovation or
international trade and/or alternative ap-
proaches to the regulatory objective either do
not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008
NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 5.14 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING'
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 5.14, Homeless Students at a
regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building, 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effec-
tive upon adoption. Pursuant to Section
120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person
has twenty-one (21) days after publication of
this notice to request the opportunity to pres-
ent evidence and argument to the School
Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding
the proposed rule. Such hearing must be re-
quested in writing and received by Wally Cox,
Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring,
FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will
be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:45
p.m.Any person desiring to attend such a
hearing is requested to call the Superintend-
ent's office to verify whether such hearing
has been requested. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is to set forth
guidelines for homeless students in the Dis-
trict. A summary of the proposed rule or
amendment is as follows: Homeless children
who live within the county shall be admitted to
school in the District, shall have access to free
public education including preschool, shall be
given the opportunity to meet local and state
academic achievement standards, and shall be
included in state and District assessments and
accountability systems. Homeless Child is one
who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate night-
time residence and includes children and
youth who (1) are sharing the housing of oth-
er persons due to loss of housing, economic
hardship or a similar reason; (2) are living in-
motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping
grounds due to the lack of alternative ade-
quate accommodations; (3) are living in emer-
gency or transitional shelters, abandoned in
hospitals or awaiting foster care placement;
(4) (a) have a primary nighttime residence
that is a supervised shelter designed to pro-
vide temporary living accommodations; (b) an
institution providing temporary residence for
persons who are to be institutionalized; or (c)
a public or private place not designed or nor-
mally used as a regular sleeping accommoda-
tion for human beings; (5) are living in cars,
parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings,
substandard housing, bus or train stations, or
similar settings; or (6) are migratory children
who qualify as homeless because the children
are living in circumstances described in II.A.1.
through IIA.5. The District shall identify home-
less students as defined by federal and state
law. The District shall follow the requirements
of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
Act. The specific legal authority includes Sec-
tions 1001.41, 1001.42, and 1003.21, Florida
Statutes. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by


1050 egals
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008
NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 5.70 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 5.70, Student Records at a regu-
lar meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January
20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting
Room, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The
proposed new rule shall be effective upon
adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida
Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one
(21) days after publication of this notice to re-
quest the opportunity to present evidence and
argument to the School Board of Highlands
County, Florida regarding the proposed rule.
Such hearing must be requested in writing
and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent,
426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within
21 days after publication of this notice. If
such hearing is requested, it will be held
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:45 p.m.
Any person desiring to attend such a hearing
is requested to call the Superintendent's office
to verify whether such. hearing has been re-
quested. The purpose and effect of the pro-
posed amendment is to make changes to the
policy in accordance with requirements set
forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary
of the proposed rule or amendment is as fol-
lows: Social security numbers may be collect-
ed from students to be used as student identi-
fication numbers as required by Section
1008.386, Florida Statutes; to facilitate the
processing of student scholarship, college ad-
mission and other applications; and for other
purposes when consent of the parent or adult
student is granted. The specific legal authority
includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Flori-
da Statutes. The School District believes that
the proposed rule or amendment will have no
effect on small business. The School District
believes that the proposed rule or amendment
will not result in substantial increase in costs
or prices paid by consumers, individual indus-
tries or state or local government agencies,
and will not result in significant adverse ef-
fects on competition, employment, invest-
ment, productivity, innovation or international
trade and/or alternative approaches to the reg-
ulatory objective either do not exist and/or are
precluded by law. The cost to the School Dis-
trict of promulgating the proposed rule or
amendment is estimated to be $150.00. The
estimated annual cost of implementing and
enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is
$0. The text of the proposed rule or amend-
ment can be obtained at the Superintendent's
office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass
Administration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008

NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.17 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 6.17, Appointment or Employ-
ment Requirements at a regular meeting of
the Board on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at
5:30 p.m.' in the Board Meeting Room,
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed
new rule shall be effective upon adoption.
Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes,
any affected person has twenty-one (21) days
after publication of this notice to request the
opportunity to present evidence and argument
to the School Board of Highlands County,
Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such
hearing must be requested in writing and re-
ceived by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426
School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21
days after publication of this notice. If such
hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, at 5:45 p.m. Any person
desiring to attend such a hearing is requested
to call the Superintendent's office to verify
whether such hearing has been requested.
The purpose and effect of the proposed
amendment is to update in accordance with
annual review and implement statutory
changes and other corrective measures as
deemed necessary. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: Any
person desiring employment shall file a com-
pleted application on the form provided by the
Superintendent and must not be ineligible for
employment under Section 1012.315, Florida
Statutes, if applying for an instructional, ad-
ministrative or any other position requiring di-
rect contact with students. The Superintend-
ent or designee shall conduct employment
history checks of applicants for instructional,
administrative or any other positions requiring
direct contact with students. The employment
history check shall include, but not be limited
to, screening through the use of educator
screening tools described in law and contact
with each previous employer. All findings shall
be documented. If the Superintendent is un-
able to contact a previous employer, he/she
shall document all efforts to contact the previ-
ous employer. An applicant shall be disquali-
fied from employment in any position requir-
ing direct contact with students if he/she is in-
eligible for employment under Sections
1001.41, 1012.22 and 101.23, Florida Stat-
utes. An employee whose criminal record after
employment would disqualify him/her from
employment shall be subject to disciplinary
action up to and including termination. The
specific legal authority includes Sections
1001.41, 1012.22, 1012.23, Florida Statutes.
The School District believes that the proposed
rule or amendment will have no effect on
small business. The School District believes
that the proposed rule or amendment will not
result in substantial increase in costs or prices


paid by consumers, individual industries or
state or local government agencies, and will
not result in significant adverse effects on
competition, employment, investment, pro-
ductivity, innovation or international trade
and/or alternative approaches to the regulato-
ry objective either do not exist and/or are pre-
cluded by law. The cost to the School District
of promulgating the proposed rule or amend-
ment is estimated to be $150.00. The estimat-
ed annual cost of implementing and enforcing
the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The
text of the proposed rule or amendment can
be obtained at the Superintendent's office
(Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY:
Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 008


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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07000527GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
SERIES ITF INABS 2005-D,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAMASO 0. PEREZ
A/K/A DAMASO ORLANDO PEREZ, et al,
Defendantss.
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. 07000527GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NA-
TIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE UN-
DER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT SERIES ITF INABS 2005-D, is the Plain-
tiff, and DAMASO 0. PEREZ A/K/A DAMASO
ORLANDO PEREZ; MARIA F. TELLEZ; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; 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 19th' day of December, 2008, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 11804 AND 11805, AVON PARK
LAKES, UNIT NO. 37, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2601 W. WELLISTON ROAD, AVON
PARK, FL 33825
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 19, 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
F07021273 FIDINDYMAC-CONV-B-rharnig
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing.
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 3,10, 2008

NOTICE OF. INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.27 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 6.27, Professional Ethics at a reg-
ular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meet-
ing Room, George Douglass Administration
Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida.
The proposed new rule shall be effective upon
adoption. Pursuant to Sectidn-120.54, Florida
Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one
(21) days after publication of this notice to
request the opportunity to present evidence
and argument to the School Board of High-
lands County, Florida regarding the proposed
rule. Such hearing must be requested in writ-
ing and received by Wally Cox, Superintend-
ent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870,
within 21 days after publication of this notice.
If such hearing is requested, it will be held
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:45 p.m.
Any person desiring to attend such a hearing
is requested to call the Superintendent's office
to verify whether such hearing has been re-
quested. The purpose and effect of the pro-
posed amendment is to update in accordance
with annual review and implement statutory
changes and other corrective measures as
deemed necessary. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: An ef-
fective educational program requires the serv-
ices of personnel of integrity, high deals, .and
human understanding. The Board shall expect
all administrative, instructional and support
staff members to adhere to the Code of Ethics
of the Education Profession in Florida and the
Principles of Professional Conduct fo the Edu-
cation Profession in Florida.Administrative
and instructional personnel, as defined by
Florida Statute, shall be required to complete
training on these ethical standards. All other
employees shall be encouraged to participate
in training related to professional ethics. All
employees shall be responsible for reporting
misconduct by School Board employees that
affects the health, safety or welfare of a stu-
dent. The specific legal authority includes Sec-
tions 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes.
The School District believes that the proposed
rule or amendment will not result in substan-
tial increase in costs or prices paid by con-
sumers, individual industries or state or local
government agencies, and will not result in
significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008

NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.29 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING


NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 6.29, Report of Misconduct at a
regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building, 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effec-
tive upon adoption. Pursuant to Section
120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person
has twenty-one (21) days after publication of
this notice to request the opportunity to pres-
ent evidence and argument to the School
Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding
the proposed rule. Such hearing must be re-
quested in writing and received by Wally Cox,
Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring,
FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will
be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:45
p.m.Any person desiring to attend such a
hearing is requested to call the Superintend-
ent's office to verify whether such hearing
has been requested. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is to update in ac-
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statutory changes and other corrective meas-
ures as deemed necessary. A summary of the
proposed rule or amendment is as follows:
The School Board of Highlands County shall
adhere to all rements related to employee
misconduct that affects the health, safety or
welfare of a student. It is the duty of all em-
ployees to report to the Superintendent al-
leged misconduct by any School Board em-
ployee that affects the health, safety or welfare
of a student. Failure of an employee to report
such misconduct shall result in disciplinary
action. The Superintendent shall immediately
investigate any allegation of misconduct by an
employee that affects the health, safety or
welfare of a student. Information related to the
alleged misconduct shall be considered confi-
dential during the investigation. The Superin-
tendent shall report alleged misconduct to the
Department of Education as required by Flori-
da Statutes. The specific legal authority in-
cludes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida
Statutes. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008




NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.30 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 6.30, Violation of Local, State,
and/or Federal Laws at a regular meeting of
the Board on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at
5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room,
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed
new rule shall be effective upon adoption.
Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes,
any affected person has twenty-one (21) days
after publication of this notice to request the
opportunity to present evidence and argument
to the School Board of Highlands County,
Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such
hearing must be requested in writing and re-
ceived by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426
School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21
days after publication of this notice. If such
hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, at 5:45 p.m. Any person
desiring to attend such a hearing is requested
to call the Superintendent's office to verify
whether such hearing has been requested.
The purpose and effect of the proposed
amendment is to modify the adopted plan in
accordance with requirements set forth in re-
cent Florida legislation. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: It is
the duty of all employees to report to the Su-
perintendent any misconduct by any School
Board employee that affects the health, safety
or welfare of a student in accordance with
School Board policy. The specific legal author-
ity includes Sections 1001.41, 1012.22, and
1012..23, Florida Statutes and S.B. 6B-
1.006(5). The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY. SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008


NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.36 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 6.36, Complaints Against Em-
ployees at a regular meeting of the Board on
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in
the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass
Administration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida..The proposed new rule shall
be effective upon adoption., Pursuant to Sec-
tion 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected per-
son has twenty-one (21) days after publica-
tion of this notice to request the opportunity
to present evidence and argument to the
School Board of Highlands County, Florida re-
garding the proposed rule. Such hearing must
be requested in writing and received by Wally
Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication
of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it
will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at
5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such
a hearing is requested to call the Superintend-
ent's office to verify whether such hearing has
been requested. The purpose and effect of the
proposed amendment is to make changes to
the policy in accordance with requirements
set forth in recent Florida legislation. A sum-
mary of the proposed rule or amendment is as
follows: It is the duty of all employees to re-
port to the Superintendent alleged misconduct
. by any School Board employee that affects the
health, safety or welfare of a student as re-
quired by Florida Statute and School Board
policy. The specific legal authority includes
Sections 1001.41,1012.22 and 1012.23, Flor-
ida Statutes. The School District believes that


the proposed rule or amendment will not re-
sult in substantial increase in costs or prices
paid by consumers, individual industries or
state or local government agencies, and will
not result in significant adverse effects on
competition, employment, Investment, pro-
ductivity, innovation or international trade
and/or alternative approaches to the regulato-
ry objective either do not exist and/or are pre-
cluded by law. The cost to the School District
of promulgating the proposed rule or amend-
ment is estimated to be $150.00. The estimat-
ed annual cost of Implementing and enforcing
the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The
text of the proposed rule or amendment can
be obtained at the Superintendent's office
(Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building, 426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-723
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PAUL WAVERLA ENTERPRISES, INC., a Flori-
da corporation;
SALVATORE BOLOGNA, if alive and if not, his
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against SALVATORE BOLO-
GNA and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
NICHOLAS JOHN DELROSSI and DONNA
MARIE DINALLO, as Joint Tenants with Right
of Survivorship, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against NICHOLAS JOHN
DELROSSI and DONNA MARIE DINALLO, and
all claimants under any of such party;
RAMONA MARTINEZ, if alive and if not, her
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against RAMONA MARTI-
NEZ, and all claimants under any of such par-
ty;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 21, Block 157, Unit 10, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
22nd day of JANUARY, 2009.
SIGNED this 20th day of NOVEMBER,
'2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 3,10, 2008

NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.45 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends,to
amend Rule 6.45, Staff Conduct-Relationships
with Students at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:30
p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George
Douglass Administration Building, 426 School
Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new
rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant
to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affect-
ed person has twenty-one (21) days after
publication of this notice to request the oppor-
tunity to present evidence and- argument to
the School Board of Highlands County, Florida
regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing,
must be requested in writing and received by
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publi-
cation of this notice. If such hearing is re-
quested, it will be held Tuesday, January 20,
2009, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to at-
tend such a hearing is requested to call the
Superintendent's office 'o verity wtnener such
hearing his been requested. The purpose and
..ei uti mine proposed amendment is to set
,inr, p.oir,,a.ej cI:duct. duty to report kpojn
oi uspec'iea i:iOiio.; and consequences re-
garding Staff Conduct-Relationships,with Stu-.-
dents. A summary of the proposed rule is as
follows: All employees shall be responsible for
reporting misconduct by School Board em-
ployees that affects the health, safety or wel-
fare of a student. The specific legal authority
includes Sections 1001.41, 1012.22 and
1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District
believes that the proposed rule or amendment
will not result in substantial increase in costs
or prices paid by consumers, individual indus-
tries or state or local government agencies,
and will not result in significant adverse ef-
fects on competition, employment, invest-
ment, productivity, innovation or international
trade and/or alternative approaches to the reg-
ulatory objective either do not exist and/or are
precluded by law. The cost to the School Dis-
trict of promulgating the proposed rule or
amendment is. estimated to be $150.00. The
estimated annual cost of implementing and
-enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is
$0. The text of the proposed rule or amend-
ment can be obtained at the Superintendent's
office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglads
Administration Building, .426 School Street,
Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10,2008









NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.542 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 6.542, Family and Medical Leave
at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board
Meeting Room, George Douglass Administra-
tion Building; 426 School Street, Sebring,
Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effec-
tive upon adoption. Pursuant to Section
120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person
has twenty-one (21) days after publication of
this notice to request the opportunity to pres-
ent evidence and argument to the School
Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding
the proposed rule. Such hearing must be re-
quested in writing and received by Wally Cox,
Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring,
FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of
this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will
be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:45
p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a
hearing is requested to call the Superintend-
ent's office to verify whether such hearing has


been requested. The purpose and effect of the
proposed amendment is to make changes to
the policy in accordance with requirements
set forth in recent Florida legislation. A sum-
mary of the proposed rule is as follows: In
compliance with the Family and Medical Leave
Act of 1993, full-time school employees are
entitled to take up to twelve (12) weeks un-
paid leave a year for the following new reason:
Any qualifying exigency that arises because
the spouse, son, daughter or parent of an em-
ployee is on active duty or has been notified of
an impending call or order to active duty in
the Armed Forces in support of a contingency
operation. An eligible employee who Is the
.spouse, son, daughter parent or next of kin of
a covered service member is entitled to a total%
of twenty-six (26) weeks of leave during a
twelve (12) month period to care for the serv-
ice member. This leave is available only dur-
ing a single twelve (12) month period. During
the single twelve (12) month period describil
in section II of this policy, an eligible employ-
ee is entitled to a combined total of twenty-six
(26) weeks of leave under the provisions of
sections I. and II. This does not limit the avall-









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ability of leave under section I. during any oth-
er twelve (12) month period. The specific legal
-authority includes Sections 1001.41, 1012.22
and 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School
District believes that the proposed rule or
amendment will not result in substantial in-
crease in costs or prices paid by consumers,
Individual industries or state or local govern-
ment agencies, and will not result in signifi-
"cant adverse effects on competition, employ-
ment, investment, productivity, innovation or
international trade and/or alternative ap-
.proaches to the regulatory objective either do
.'not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
-cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
-or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
-rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
-School Street, Sebring, Florida betlqeen the
-hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008


NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
-OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 6.546 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
amend Rule 6.546, Personal Leave at a regu-
lar meeting of the Board on Tuesday, January
20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting
Room, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The
proposed new rule shall be effective upon
adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida
Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one
(21) days after publication of this notice to re-
-quest the opportunity to present evidence and
argument to the School Board of Highlands
County, Florida regarding the proposed rule.
Such hearing must be requested in writing
and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent,
,426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within
-21 days after publication of this notice. If such
-hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, at 5:45 p.m. Any person
desiring to attend such a hearing is requested
to call the Superintendent's office to verify
-whether such hearing has been requested.
The purpose and effect of the proposed
'amendment is to update in accordance with
annual review and implement statutory
changes and other corrective measures' as
deemed necessary. A summary of the pro-
posed rule or amendment is as follows: Any
-personal leave now includes leave for sexual
"violence in addition to domestic violence. The
"specific legal authority includes Sections
1001.41, 1012.22 and 1012.23, Florida Stat-
utes. The School District believes that the pro-
,posed rule or amendment will not result in
'substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on competition,
employment, investment, productivity, inno-
-vation or international trade and/or alternative
'approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
George Douglass Administration Building, 426
-School Street, Sebring, Florida between the
'hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30'p:m., Monday
-through Friday.
--'iHGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD;
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
December 10, 2008
,NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CON-
.SIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT
RULE 7.35 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUB-
LIC HEARING
.NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL
;BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to
-amend Rule 7.35, Cash & Investment Man-
agement Policy at a regular meeting of the
Board on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at 5:30
p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George
PDouglass Administration Building, 426 School
.Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new
..rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant
to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affect-
-ed person has twenty-one (21) days after pub-
,Jication of this notice to request the opportuni-
.-y to present evidence and argument to the
,School Board of Highlands County, Florida re-
,garding the proposed rule.Such hearing must
;be requested in writing and received by Wally
,Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, within 21 days after publica-
tion of this notice. If such hearing is request-
ed, it will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009,
at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend
-such a hearing is requested to call the Super-
intendent's office to verify whether such hear-
ing has been requested. The purpose and ef-
fect of the proposed amendment to modify the
investment policy and procedures. A summa-
ry of the proposed rule or amendment is to
modify the investment policy setting forth the
investment objectives and parameters for the
management of public monies of the School
Board. These policies are designed to ensure
the prudent management of public monies,
-the availability of operating and capital funds
when needed, and an investment return com-
petitive with comparable Funds and financial
market indices. The specific legal authority in-
cludes Sections 1001.42, 1001.43, 1011.18,
Florida Statutes. The School District believes
that the proposed rule or amendment will
,have no effect on small business. The School
'District believes that the proposed rule or
amendment will not result in substantial in-
crease in costs or prices paid by consumers,
individual industries or state or local govern-
ment agencies, and will not result in signifi-
cant adverse effects on competition, employ-
'ment, investment, productivity, innovation or
internationall trade and/or alternative ap-
Sproaches to the regulatory objective either do
not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
-cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
'be $150.00. The estimated annual cost of im-
plementing and enforcing the proposed rule
or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
-perintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey),
oGeorge Douglass Administration Building, 426
"School Street, Sebring, Florida between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD,
BY: Wally Cox,
Superintendent & ex officio secretary


GULF COAST Storage, LLC. hereby publishes
notice, as required by Florida Self-Storage fa-
cility Act (FL Stat. 83.806) of a public sale of
the property listed below to satisfy a landlords
lien, all sales are for cash to the highest bid-
der and are considered final Gulf Coast Stor-
age, LLC reserves the right to reject any bids.
The sale shall be held at the following location
listed below on Thursday December 18, 2008
at 1059 Production Dr, Sebring , Fl 33870 at:
10:00 AM
CUSTOMER POD#
Hoggard, Cody 62B57
CONTENTS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, BOOKS, EXERCISE
EQUIPMENT, STEREO EQUIPMENT AND
MORE.
December 3, 10, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-787-GCS
BUCK NOLEN and MARY
NOLEN, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
KARLA McAULEY HAYES,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Tract 29, Florida Highlands First Addition,
according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 10, Page 9, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida together with one
1973 12' x 56' International Mobile Home.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
6th day of JANUARY, 2009.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 10, 17, 2008


1055 Highlands
105 County Legals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
LEGAL NOTICE
Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District holds
their monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each
month starting at 3 p.m., unless stated otherwise. The
dates of meetings for 2009 are: January 6, February
3, March 3, April 7 - starting at 2 p.m., May 5, June 2,
July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November
3, December 1.
The meetings will be held at the Bert J. Harris, Jr. Ag-
ricultural Center, Conference Room 3, 4509 George
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875.
December 10, 2008
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
C CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
DEED SALE: 12/17/2008
CERT. NO.: 99/14071
TAX DEED NO.: 06002279TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC.' HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14071, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-06006200020
LOT 2, BLOCK 62, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
AMERICO RODRIGUEZ ESTRONZA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
12/17/2008 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00
A.M.
DATED THIS 11/12/2008
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: IS/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
November 19, 26; December 3,10, 2008


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Call 708-774-8779
OWNER WILL FINANCE
207 DOZIER ST. HARDER HALL
Golf Coarse in front & in back. Ready for
Co, New 3/2/2 Granted tops, beautiful tile
work. Open House Sunday.
$219,000(561)254-0124 or (561)622-4242
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
410 Lake 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 70 Lakefront Property
17O For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
100ft lakefront, lake view,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.
SEB-2BR/2BA/1CG located on Little Lake
Jackson, inside canal. Seawall, dock, fenced
yard. Block home, irrigation system. Anxious
to sell, going back to school, $137,500.
Call 863-949-4019. Only qualified buyers.


5050 Mobile Homes
05 0 For Sale
BEAUTIFUL 28 X 52 DOUBLE Wide
in
large lot. 3bd, 2ba, full Carport,
additional
screen room. Low down-
payment,
Excellent Neighborhood.
863-453-6052 or 863-443-2293
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
Banksmobilehornes.com
SEB-Large beautiful double wide mobile home
on own 50 X 120 lot. 3503 Delaware Ave. by
Walmart. Wood vinyl floors through-out, w/d,
$60,000. Seller motivated, may help with fi-
nancing. Open house Sat & Sun. Call 786-
202-6238 or 954-600-8144.
SEBRING- 3BR/2BA double-wide on 1/4
acre, new roof, new inside paint, carpet,
vinyl, like new appliances, $74,900.
Call 863-446-2093.
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

5100 "Mobile Home
5 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

S1Mobile Homes
5 ' I 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
LP- 2BR/1BA, seasonal. Access to
Lake Grassy $1100/mo includes
utilities. Call 863-465-4870.

6 1 Villas & Condos
O 10 For Rent
2/1 BATH duplex in a great neighborhood off
Hammock Rd. Beautiful inside and out. Must
see. Available Jan 1st. $575.00 month inc.
sewer. Please call Pat at 1-954-410-8844
SEBRING - Town House/Villa Corner
Unit 2200 SQ FT 2BR, 2BA, 2CG, Den
$1000 mo. First, Last, Security.
954-325-4247


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

6200 Unfurnished
6 0 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. $585 & $795
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740


The following position (s) are Open Ut Fil Flled


Emergency Planning Specialist - 823 PG 21 -
$17.58 - $28.95 hourly.
Planning III/Supervisor - 795 PG-27
$23.50 - $38.65 hourly.
Firefighter/EMT - 163 PG - 39
$12.85 - $20.67 hourly.


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


4 190 Property Exchange
Retired Professor wants to swap home,
adjoining Clemson University golf course &
State Ornamental Gardens, for a nice place
in the sunl 1960 home is 4000sf, located on
1.5 ac., 1 mile to football stadium, basketball
arenas, baseball & rugby fields. 0.5 miles to
Library &performing arts center. 0.35 miles to
first tee, conference center & restaurant.
University course is open to seniors at a disc.
CALL 864-654-4406 OR 864-617-9279


7020 Auctions
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS hereby given that Downtown Mini
Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195
S. Railroad Ave. Avon Park, FL at 1:00p.m.
Saturday, December 13th, 2008 to the highest
bidder. Items held for Frances Vassell Mira-
nada items Including: A/C/ compressor, win-
dows, ladder, books, tools & furniture. Items
held for Faye Jordan items Included: Childrens
toys, keyboard, hamper, mural , beanbag,
suitcases, purses, toy box, books & boxes of
unknown contents.
Dec. 10,12, 2008

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6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
2/1 BATH duplex in a great neighborhood off
Hammock Rd. Beautiful inside and out. Must
see. Available Jan 1st. $575.00 month inc.
sewer. Please call Pat at 1-954-410-8844
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Play ground. 1st & Sec.
Call 863-449-0195.

BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the
hill, turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822

DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 - $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861.

LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio NEW
refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl. Pets OK,
quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953
MOVE IN SPECIAL
NO SECURITY DEPOSIT, 3RD MONTH FREE
Duplex, 2 br/1ba, near Sebring High
School/Fred Wild Elementary. $500,1st, last.
Washer/dryer hookup, back porch, 385-8209.

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 |
SEBRING- Furnished large 3BR/2BA home
overlooking lake, beautiful view, fishing dock,
swimming pool, new appliances, citrus trees,
large backyard. $1000/mo. For more info.
concerning rental terms call 863-446-1861


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/2 CLEAN split floor plan house,
large screen porch and big back yard, no
smokers, no pets, quiet neighborhood. Sun N
Lake area. $695/mo. Can view by appt.
Available JAN. 2009. (317)413-4859.
AVON PARK - House for rent.
4BR/2BA Unfurnished.
$875 /mo. 324 Wilhite St.
Avon Park. Call 863-453-3588.
GORGEOUS 2/2 stilt home, secluded, cedar
in/out, back deck/ on Canal N Lake Sebring,
Ideal for couple/ couple & older child/single
$675 first/sec.,Call 414-0842 or 873-3880
LAKE PLACID- 997 Washington Blvd NW.
Lake Placid, Fl. 33852. Spacious 3BR, 2BA,
2CG, ready to move in. Screened in back
patio. $750/mo. 1ST MONTH FREE!
Call 305-233-4622
LAKE PLACID- Newer very clean 3BR, 2BA,
garage, screen room, many extras, nice loca-
tion, non smokers. Free Rent Until January
1st
863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838
SEB- 2/1, screen porch, util. rm.,
carport, nice area. Possible
lease option. $595/mo.
Call 954-558-4731.
SEB-The Crossings @ Sebring Ridge.
4/2/1 CG, convenient location, new paint, tile,
carpet. Nice neighborhood.
. $950/mo. 1st +sec.
Call 863-214-6531.
Sebring - Sun N Lakes.
5527 Sopera Dr., new home, must
rent. 3BR/2BA/2CG, lawn main. incl.
$950/mo. Call 863-381-2521.
SEBRING- Great Location 3BR, 2BA,1CG,
Screen porch, appliances included, no smok-
ing or pets. $750 month + Security.
Call 863-386-0868
SEBRING- LARGE 4/2
Family room, dining room, laundry room.
Quiet neighborhood in Lake Josephine
Heights. $650/mo.,lst & last.
CALL 863-446-1861.


6350 tages for Rent
SEB- 1BR cottage. All utilities incl. + premium
cable, HBO, Showtime, etc. Small pets ok.
Located on large property next to our house.
$600/mo + $500/sec. Will rent by week,
month, year. Call Dean @ 863-414-2109.


6400 Rooms-forRent
LP- Hotel Valencia, 2165 US 27 S, Lake Plac-
id, Fl. Weekly rentals $350. Monthly rentals
$1200. Heated pool, free continental break-
fast, free.high-speed wireless Internet. Each
room has 32" flat screen TV. Free newspaper
& free local phone calls, call 863-465-3133.


1 lb. DREADS Rum & Brandy FRUITCAKES,
delivered, $15 each. Call 863-471-6976


2 BIKES- ladies style $25.00 for both, or
$15 each. good condition. (863)385-3230
3X TO 6X womans + size clothes, large variety
$10 each, call 863-471-6976.
50 STATION Universal style weight machine
up to 500 lbs. $200.00 Call Debbie 471-1026
AVON BOTTLE- Box of 17- $10.00 (863) 382-
9022


AVON BOTTLES, collectables, empty & full,
$1 each, call 863-465-6936.


Blower/Vac Sears. Gas, 205mph/410cfm,
used slightly, $60. Call 863-453-7027.
Boots western, Justin Basics, 8 med., tan,
like new, $25. Call 863-453-7027.
BREAD MAKER: Zojirushi BBCC- V20 Bread
(2# loaf) cake, jam baking machine & acces-
sories. $200 new, asking $40 (863)471-
3636
CHINA, 8 place setting bristol. $40 Call 863-
382-9022
Computer table, white, 15" X 20", like new,
$15. Call 863-453-7027.
DINNING ROOM Table With 6 chairs, 36" wide
by 56" L. French country, cream color, Solid
wood top. Padded, $400 OBO. 863-465-0726
Double red hibiscus tree, in bloom 3 to 6 ft
tall, in 3 gallon container, $5 each,
call 863-465-6936.
EAGLE ULTRA 3 fish finder. $125 Call 863-
382-4349
FIREWOOD SPLIT, SEASONED, HARD
WOOD, $5 A BUNDLE OR $100 FACE CORD.
DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 863-465-1161
FOLDING TABLE 4' X 2', $10.Laminated
wood
top, metal base. CALL 863-386-4814.
FOOT SPA. New in Box. Vibrate, massage,
heat & bubbling. $10 Call 863-386-4814
GARMIN 45XL Boat GPS $125 Call 863-382-
4349
Homelite Generator 4300 watts, 7.5hp Subaru
engine, asking $250. Call 863-699-0193.
HUMMINGBIRD LCR 2000 fish fisher $125,
CALL 863-382-4349
Large solid oak coffee table & 2 end tables,
exc. condition. $200 firm. Call 863-385-3118
LAWN MOWER. MTD, 22"cut, 4hp $25.00 Call
863-471-3162
LIGHT FLUSH Mount ceiling, 2 bulb-13" $10
Call (863) 382-9022
Mattress & Foundation, twin size, used 3 mos.
$75. Call 863-453-7027
ONE SAMSUNG Color TV- USED 20" $35 Call
863-655-6392
Orion 19" color TV, works very good,
with remote & a FREE VCR, $25.
Call 863-325-3179.
PICTURE THOMAS Mcknight, framed 32 X 35,
$35 Call 863-382-9022
PICTURES- THOMAS Mcknight framed 23" X
25"- 1pair 50 (863) 382-9022
POPLAR AMISH Mennonite quilting frame. 18
1/2 " W X 48" L. Compact, tilts, folding legs,
never used. Paid $180 Sell $90 Call 452-5765
Porter cable air HD Pneumatic Brad nailer,
new in box. 18 gauge box of 5/8 - 11/4 long
nails + 25' air hose. $30. Call 863-441-4418.
PRINTER "NEW" in box , Epson Work force
30 38ppm; high resolution, 5760 dpixx
1440dpi $70 new, asking $35
(863)471-3636
Quilt, patchwork, handmade. Queen size,
floral.Excellent Condliton $25.
Call 863-386-4814.
REPLACEMENT BULBS for GE C-5 sparkling
crystal lights sets. Multi color 5 for $2.00
(863)465-0747
Ryobi HD 6" bench grinder w/2 wheels, end
light, new in box. $50. Call 863-441-4418.
SANTA SLEIGH and Reindeer, plush, animat-
ed. 3' X 2" $10. Call 863-386-4814


Satellite Dish, portable w/cable, Winegard,
like new, $95. Call 863-453-7027.


SMALL UPRIGHT VAC for small areas, dirt
devil, bagless + roller brush. $10.00 Call 863-
402-2285
TWO HUFFY bikes, 1 women and 1 boy styles,
$25.00 each or $45.00 for both.'
WiI Nintendo Game Console. Brand New
sealed in box. Includes 2 controllers, 5 game
disc, sensor, cord adapter.$395 633-9660.
WIRE WHEEL hubcaps (4), 14", $20.00 (863)
471-3162


:,Garag Sales


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. Thanksl!!!!

7300 Miscellaneous

1980 YELLOW STONE 8 X 35 FT
TRAVEL TRAILER. SCREEN PATIO,
ASKING $1200.CALL 863-386-0104



(2) Chairs, brown leather, w/arms & casters,
$25 each. Call 863-655-6041.
(2) Twin size adjustable beds. $75 each.
Call 863-655-6041.
1 HP Craftsman Router & table. Great Value
$25.00 Call Bill 863-471-1026


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AP- 608 Cherokee Cir. (w. of APHS, off Lake
Lotela Ave.) Sat., Decl3th 7:30am-? Toys,
athletic equipment, tools, clothing, Christmas
items, knives, Miscellaneous!!!
AVON PARK - 2443 W. NEWTON RD.
( off 64W.), Fri-Sat, Dec. 12th & 13th.
Fri. 8AM-2PM. Sat. 8AM-1PM.
Linens, household items, toys, Chevy truck
products + lots of misc. items.
No early birds please!!
AVON PARK - 927 W. PRAIRIE ST.
1 block E. or Pizza Hut. Fri-Sat.,
Dec. 12th & 13th. 8AM-3PM.
Christmas items, clothing, house-
hold items, and lots of misc.!!
AVON PARK- 3143 Glacier ave. Sat
Dec.13th 8am-4pm. Beautiful floral
vases, mylar balloons, appliances,
some baby misc.
Also a yard sale next door.
Avon Park- 47 Forest Hill Ct. Fri-Sat.,
Dec. 12th & 13th. 8:30AM-2:30PM.
Various items, patio table; chairs,
roll-around wine cabinet,
lamps, fabric & crafts!
AVON PARK- 922 W Pleasant St. Sat.,Dec.13,
8am-?, furniture, clothes, collectibles, toys, &
much more.
ESTATES SALE- 1512 Hydee st (off Sparta rd)
Fri & Sat. Dec 12th & 13th 8am-?All house-
hold items, snapper mower, scuba gear, lots
of ladies wear, Lots of everything.
LAKE PLACID- 118 Fig RD NW Placid Lakes.
Fri, Sat, Sun. Dec.12th 13th 14th., 8am-?
Huge Yard Sale. Something for everyone.
Come Take a look!!!!
Lake Placid- 1198 CR 621 EAST.
Fri-Sat., Dec. 12th & 13th.
8AM-2PM. Multiple Treasure Sale!!
Xmas decorations, kitchenware,
electric grill, + much, much more!!
LAKE PLACID- 44 GLENSIDE AVE.,
off HENSCRATCH RD. Fri-Sat-Sun.
Dec. 12th, 13th & 14th. 8AM-?
New toys + a little of everything.
LAKE PLACID- Big Yard sale. Two blocks be-
hind Golden Corral. Corner of Phoenix & Mag-
nolia. 305 S Magnolia ave. Everything from
toys to clothes to tools. Fri & Sat Dec. 12th &
13th 8am-2pm.
LAKE PLACID- Garage Sale. 3 Party- bed,
bath, kitchen, gift items, tools, to many other
items to list. Sat Dec 13th 8am-2pm 1509
Camphor ave. Sylvan Shores
LAKE PLACID- Placid Lakes. Placid Lakes
Blvd. from Catfish Creek to Flamingo L, to
Placid Ct. R, to Thurman L to 121 Thurman
Ave. Fri-Sat, Dec. 12th & 13th. 7AM-12
noon. Boys/men/womens clothing, shoes,
nick nacks, kitchen, too many to list! Other
houses on the street will also be having yard
sales. Please no early birds!!
LAKE PLACID - SYLVAN SHORES. 1538
Cedar Brook St. Sat., Dec. 13th, 8am-?
Remodeling Garage Sale! Kitchen appliances,
circus collectables, teen clothes sz. 5,
porcelain dolls, big desk, dog cages, dance
costumes, clown supplies, tuxedos and may
misc. items.
LARGE GARAGE Sale. Christmas items, ta-
bles, & some yard tools, and other items. 31
East Charles st. Avon Park. Fri, Sat. Dec 12th
& 13th. 8am-?.
SB-YARD SALE/ 146. Lake Drive Blvd. Dec
12th & 13th Fri-Sat 7am-? Household goods,
clothes, Lots of Misc!
SEB - FOUR POINTS, CHATEAU ELAN
FINAL YARD SALE. Airport Hanger #53
Follow balloons, off HWY 98 &
Airport Rd. Sat. Dec. 13th. 8AM-?
Hotel furniture.+ misc. items.
SEB- SAT/Sun Dec. 13 & 14th
HUGE MULTI FAMILY SALE,
2102 Roseland Ave. (and across street)
amrn-? EARLY BIRDS WELCOME!
Household goods, furniture and alot of misc.
items......too much to list!!!! I
SEB- 1415 LAKE JOSEPHINE DRIVE.
Fri-Sat., Dec. 12th & 13th. 8AM-?
Clothes, tools + misc. items.
Something for everyone!!
SEB-MAKE AN OFFER YARD SALE!!
801 S. Egret St. (Sebring Hills).
Fri-Sat., Dec. 12th & 13th. 7AM-?
SEBRING - 4801 DESOTO ROAD.
Fri-Sat, Dec. 12th & 13th.
8AM-5PM
THINGS & CRAFTS!!!
SEBRING - MULTI FAMILY SALE.
2384 Lakeview Dr. Sat., Dec. 13th.
8AM-1PM. Furniture, boat w/motor
plus a variety of many items!
Do your Christmas shopping here!!
Sebring, 317 Brant Ave., off Heron.
Sat., Dec. 13th. 7:30AM-?
Christmas bargains, craft
organizer, floor lamp, toys, queen
comforter set + many misc. items!!
SEBRING- BIG SUPER YARD SALE,
FRI SAT DEC 12TH & 13Tr.
3320 TUBBS RD.
SEBRING- 5034 ANGELO CIRCLE
(The Preserves @ Sun N Lakes)
Sat., Dec. 13th. 7AM-2PM. Girls bike,
lots of toys & children clothing, pre-lit
Christmas tree + lots of misc. items!!
SEBRING- FIVE Family Yard Sale 916 Granby
ave. Sat Dec 13th. 7am-1pm. Household, Ba-
by items, toys, kids clothing-12months-
2T,girls/womens clothes, floral, some furni-
turefridge, TV, ping pong table. Everything
must go!
.SEBRING- MULTI FAMILY SALE
4923 Shad Drive. (The Crossings).
Sat., Dec. 13th. 7AM-? Everything must go!.
Furniture, antiques, clothes, computer, house-
hold items, pictures, home interior decor,
lamps and much more!!!
SEBRING- YARD Sale. 4141 Schumach-


er rd. (Turn left on Randall rd, Watch for
signs.) Fri, Sat, Sun Decl2th, 13th,14th
8am-? Lots of items at great prices.
SEBRING-2400 GILMORE AVE.
(Northwest corner of Thompson) Fri & Sat
Dec.12th & 13th. 8am-3pm.Clothes, books,
dishes, miscellaneous
Sebring-Going out of business sale!!
1812 Elf Drive. HWY 27 to Sparta to Elf.
Sat., Dec. 13th. 8AM-? Everything must go!
Collectibles, furniture, toys, jewelry, sewing
machine, camping gear, electronics, window
decals, much more. Don't miss this one!!
863-414-4066
YARD SALE December 12th & 13th from 8
AM until??? Furniture, appliances, & much
more. 5011 Regency Dr in Carva Hills subdivi-
sion in Sebring.

7340 Wanted to Buy
TWO PERSON cayak. In good Condi-
tion. Call 315-212-1914


7520 Pets & Supplies
English RedNose Pitbull. 5 Available.
$200 male, $250 female. All shots.
Call 863-449-1555
YORKIE PUPPY for sale. One female,
small size, Vet certified, AKC,
parents on premises, $800.
Call 863-465-6936.
Yorkies AKC registered, 2 males.
Vet certified w/shots.
13 weeks old. $500 each.
Call 765-667-2765.

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8050 Boats & Motors 9100 Motorcycles & ATVs


1998 16FT Aluminum Lowes
Center console, 50hp Johnson
motor, w/trailer, exc. cond. $4400,
0B0. Call 863-382-9962.
2006 SEADOO GTI-SE Only 24hrs!
Like new, w/trailer, safety equipment,
life jackets, all paperwork. $5500.
Call 863-464-0369 or 863-464-0176.
DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY?
Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun
classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow!
385-6155


4-WHEEL ATVS- Yamaha 2006 Blaster. Some
aftermarket equipment. Asking $2500, 2005
Suzuki LT 80,$1500, Yamaha YFM 80 $300
6ft X 12ft Elite Utility trailer $900
CALL 863-381-3110
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.
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
Search the News-Sun Classifieds every
Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.


9200 Trucks
2002 CHEVY avalanche Z- 71. 4x4
Like new, must see, 140k highway
miles, Must sell. $8000.00 obo
call 414-1738
GMC SLX Sierra pick-up, 1991, looks & runs
great, $2,600.00. Call to see @ 863-382-8761.

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
Having something to sell and not advertising
is like winking in the dark. You know what
you're doing, but no one else does. Call
News-Sun classified today! 385-6155.


9450 Automotive for Sale
1989 MERCEDES 300 TE wagon, white, new
tires, very nice 190k, must see. $2000.00
call 414-1738
1997 FORD CONTOUR
Looks good, runs great.
$1800 080.
Call 863-381-1839
2000 CADILLAC seville SLS- 92,000 miles-
good condition in/out, new tires. Must see,
Must sell! 3800.00 obo 414-1738
2002 DODGE Dokota V6,CLub Cab,
cold air, auto, Black, good gas mileage,
two wheel drive.107K. Excellent Condi-
tion.$3850 OBO Call (989)-395-4288
CHEVY 1987 K-5 Blazer. New Tires 37 inch
Toyo m/t, 355 M, 2 grand extra in motor
work. Lockers, front & rear, 400 turbo trans-
mission, shift kit, brand new paint job baby
blue. Asking $3,250 Call 863-381-2031


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