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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 24, 2008
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
regular
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each days's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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Since 1927


Streaks win 2

in Taveniere

SPORTS, PAGE 1C


AP Youth Baseball gets

early Christmas gift

PAGE 2A


Kids' letters to

Santa Claus


PAGE 12A


Wednesday-Thursday, December 24-25, 2008


Yes, Virginia

A reprinting of the
famous editorial
from 1897
PAGE 4A






White Christmas?


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High Low

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SHelen C. Bryan
SAge 91, of Sebring
Thomas E. McNally Jr.
Age 29, ofSebring
SObituaries, Page 5A


Celebrations 3B
Chalk Talk 11A
Classified 5C
Clubs & Organizations 4B
Community Briefs 5A
Crossword Puzzle 2B
Dear Abby 2B
Editorial 4A
Friends & Neighbors 6B
Health & Nutrition 7B
Inside Relationships 2B
NASCAR This Week 4C
The Scoreboard 2C




Good Mlorningl To
News-Sun subscriber
June Gates
Sebring



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Santa Claus Is Cominng To Town


Reindeer are ready and


list is checked twice
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE\
christopher.tuffley@newssu' . no

\ as kind enough the other day to speak \ ith the
'eil s-Sun over the telephone
He was pleased to say he and the elkes were
right on time, and looking forward to the big da\.
"Yes," he said in answer to a question.
"it is snowing, and.rio, it won't matter a
bit. We're used to snow up here." I
He laughed his famous, echoing. jelly "sa,
belly laugh. "It's w hen I get to your
neck of the woods, that's when I suf-
fer," he said with a chuckle. Then quick-
ly added, "I don't mean I suffer - I"m mt
just not dressed for the heat. Mrs. Claus ,
worries I'll catch cold \ ith all the w ind, ,
so she makes me wear three layers."
He changed the subject, and talked &
about the reindeer. ' . '
The) started their training at the same
time the school year began, he said. so -
the\ are in fine shape and ready to go. .
Comet and Prancer had been holding .
special sprinting sessions, and he expect-
ed to be able to pick up a little extra time
this \ear when traveling between small.
close countries, like Belize and Guatemala
All the reindeer got new shoes a week
early, he said, so the \ would ha\ e time to
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Winners named in Sebring
lighting, decorating contest
" Special to lit ,\'ti s-Sun
SEBRING -The Sebring Special E ents Committee
announces the winners for The 2008 Sebring Christmas
Lighting and Decorating Contest:
Home
First place: Herbert Somers at 53(03
Lakewood Road: Second place: Ron M\ers at S ..
801 Hanoer A\e.; Third place: John & Chas ...
Philibosian at 1237 Hitakee Ave. LTrr C.i
Yard T ' ' h
First place: Karen Meekins at 701 Roanoke
Place; Second place: Dave and Gigi Ridley at 18 c (
Marybelle Landing: Third place: Gary Lucas at D
208 Woodbine Dri\e

Mobile Home ..I
First place: Robert,.Beagle at 223 M
Whippoormill Drive; Second place: Mark Sims K EI
at 612 Town & Countri Bl\d Lot 31: Third '
place: Shirley Beleal at 1920 Brunns Road. Lot
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Santa's helpers work
hard for Toys for Tots
By CHRISTOPHER TliFFLEY
clir, iSOpihci i rItt-lh.: at Si iia COn,
AVON PARK - Nor eTer\one is >sa ine "bah
humbug" this Near.
In tact there are quite a fe\\ people %\ho are
getting into the spirit ot Christmas, and e\peri-
encing the real meaning and io\ of gijrng.
NMonday night, a group of middle and high
school students - most of whom are members
of the FFA or the 4-H Club - and man\ of their
mothers spent some time picking out gift for
the A\on Park Fire Department's To)s for Tots
Drie. and then much more time turning the to\s
into Christmas presents by \rapping them in
colorful paper
This is the fifth \ear the students ha\e helped
with the dri\e It is part of the FFA's commit-
ment to hjae its members in'ol\ed in conmmuni-
Continued on page 7A


SANTA STATS-
WATCHING HIS WAISTLNE: Santa's diet
Seems to consist almost exclusively of
cookies and milk, so it's no wonder
that he carries more than a few extra
Pounds. But Santa's not the only
* one gaining weight - Santa suits
-. have, too. Santa costume maker
S Western Staff Services reported
that costume makers started
letting out Santa waists in
the 1970s. St. Nick got
taller in the 1980s, and by
Sthe '90s, Santas were ask-
ing for extra-extra-large
costumes, sometimes with
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Trish Richardson, secretary for the
FFA Alumni Association, and her son
Randy Richardson, a Avon Park High
School sophomore, work together
Monday night wrapping toys for the
Toys for Tots program.


SON PARADE: When Santa is
not too busy, he puts in
appearances at big parades.
_Since 1924. Santa has been the
highlight of the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade. The
annual event delights thousands
each year. though it did take a
Break during World War II, when
Macy's donated the rubber used
- in its balloons to the war effort.
SMALL MAGNET: A Santa at a
large mall can earn more than $50
an hour - and he typically has a
multiyear contract, according to
Noerr Programs, a Santa-
placement company.
ALL IN A NIGHT'S WORK:
Religious Tolerance.org reports
some fascinating facts. Santa
delivers gifts to about 156 million
places and about 667 million chil-
dren a year. It's reported that his
sleigh, though carrying about
156,000 tons of gifts, goes 3.6 mil-
lion mph.
SCANNING THE SKIES: Each
Christmas Eve, NORAD
Customarily reports tracking
,, . a sleigh on its radar
screens. Track Santa this
year at www.noradsanta.
org.
CLASSIC CELEBRATION?
Santa and the holidays are
popular today, but the first
European settlers in
America discouraged cele-
brating Christmas. From
1659 to 1681, people in
Massachusetts could be
fined five shillings for honor-
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Avon Park halts all CRA

activity until review


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed baldrid @ p@ ew'sslnI.com'
AVON PARK - ALon
Park's citi council decided
Monday night to cease all
actions of the Community
Redevelopment Agency until
it sorts out the current issues
about public hearings and plan
approvals.
After a brief presentation.
Merle Bishop. a representative
of the Florida Redevelopment
Agency. the organization that
assists cities in understanding
CRA processes, ad ised coun-
cil to ha\e a workshop and
allow\ the FRA to review and
audit the records and plans to


help get them where they need
to be procedurally.
Questions have been raised
about whether the CRA, which
is made up of the city council,
has violated state statues in
regards to holding public hear-
ings that are required before
certain actions can be taken.
According to Bishop, the
FRA provides services to local
communities and helps them
answer their questions about
their CRA districts.
"I know that there are some
issues associated with the cre-
ation of your CRAs, and I
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Shopping

trip turns

tragic for

local family

AMan killed on
way back home
from Leesburg
By TREY CHRISTY
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SEBRING - A day trip to
Leesburg ended in tragedy
when a Sebring man died
while driving home.
Thomas McNally Jr., 29,
\\as on his nab back from
Leesburg Sunday after spend-
ing the day Christmas shop-
ping.
According to a Florida
Highvw a Patrol report.
McNally was heading south
on L S. 27 in Lake County at
4:25 p.m. when another car,
driven by Arturo Hernandez
Pina. 27. of Winter Haven.
came into his lane. striking
NMcNally's GMC truck on the
right side and causing it to
roll several t mes-McNallly,;
who \%as not
\ hearing a seat
belt. was
ejected from
the truck and
died at the
scene.
The FHP
report said Nay
Pina had been drinking. The
investigation is still under
waN and charges were pend-
ing as of Tuesday afternoon.
"It's hard to see this kind
of thing happen to ... just a
good guy. a good person."
McNally's friend Joseph
Bullington said.
McNally was the general
manager of the Sebring
Hungry How ie's Pizza and
attended classes at South
Florida Community College.
"He was studying to
become a history professor.
That was his goal," said
Maryann Rappa. who had a
six-year relationship with
McNally through his father.
"He was a very special
friend, very special," she
said. "He was like a son to
me.
McNally moved to Sebring
in November of 2006 from
Fort Lauderdale to be closer
to his father, Thomas
McNally Sr.
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News-Sun * Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Avon Park Youth

Baseball gets early gift

New concrete floor poured for

batting cages at complex


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK- Youth
Baseball players received a
much-needed concrete floor in
the batting cages at Durrah
Martin Complex from some of
Santa's helpers on Tuesday
morning in Avon Park.
"This is something that has
been talked about at the start
of every season that I can think
of," said Albert Jahna of Jahna
Concrete.
"It is something that the
kids need, and I am glad we
could help out," Jahna said.
More than 15 volunteers
were on hand to spread and
finish the concrete as it was
poured from the truck, and the
work was much appreciated.
"This project is just going to
cost us between $2,500 to
$3,000 so far. The free labor


Former chamber
CEO, city council
member Dan
Andrews arrested
for grand theft,
fraud, false book-
keeping charges


and the assistance on the con-
crete from Jahna has cut the
costs for this to about half,"
said Heath Townsend, presi-
dent of the Avon Park Baseball
League.
"I grew up around here and
played with some of these
guys and was coached by some
of them.
"They really do a lot when it
comes to sports, especially
baseball, in this area,"
Townsend said.
On hand, and working the
bull float was Ronnie Jackson,
a teacher and coach for over
35 years. He, along with rela-
tive Clark Jackson of Jackson
Masonry, were knee deep, but
still directing the others on
how to spread and work the
wet concrete.
"This is something that has
been needed for a while, and


Former Sebring Chamber of
Commerce head Dan
Andrews was arrested Nov.
24 and charged with grand
theft, fraud, and falsifying
entries in the books of a cor-
poration. Andrews, who has
been suspended from his
seat on the Sebring City
Council, stands accused of
using his chamber credit
card for personal items and
illegally using scholarship
funds to pay for chamber
expenses.


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Jacob Jackson, Eddie Bennett and Zack Farr donated some
of their Christmas break to help to install the concrete floors
in the batting cages at Durrah Martin Complex in Avon Park
Tuesday morning.


we thought it was about time,"
Ronnie Jackson said.
"The concrete was paid
from donations and fundrais-
ing throughout last year, but
the help from the Jacksons,


Andrews entered a written
plea of not guilty in court on
Monday. He was. not present
at the hearing. The next step
in the criminal case is a pre-
trial conference at 8:30 a.m.
on Jan. 22.


Andrews


� VFW shocks Schock with award


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley @ newssun.com
SEBRING - Sunday was
Lynda Schock's day off and
really all she wanted was to
get to church.
Instead, she had followed
orders, dressed in her flight
suit and presented herself for
what she had been told would
be an early morning photo
shoot of the Aero-Med flight
crews.
Schock looked puzzled as
she strode toward the Aero-
Med helicopter.
"What are you doing here?"
the paramedic asked her hus-
band. He was standing off to
one side among a small group
of people, most of them mem-
bers of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars.
Her husband shrugged in
answer and smiled, looking
over at the veterans.
"I'm Fran Collum, com-
mander, Sebring Memorial
Post 4300, Veterans of Foreign
Wars," said a tall man standing
sharply at attention, looking
directly at Schock. "We're
here today to honor our
Emergency Medical Service
Person of the Year, 2008-2009.
Would Lynda Schock please
come front and center."
"I'm flabbergasted," Schock
said, her eyes wide with sur-
prise.
Those watching were not.
Schock began her career as
an X-ray technician, then pur-
sued further training through
the Highlands County EMS.
She was part of the research
group, working with a federal
grant, that determined the
county could not only support
a medical helicopter's servic-
es, but needed it, then became
a part of the original team.
In addition to working with
Tampa General Hospital - of
which Aero-Med is a part -
Schock works for the county
as an EMS instructor and
training officer.
Her superiors say she has
been essential in educating
other paramedics and emer-
gency medical technicians,
especially in the field of emer-
gency transport.
Schock has been as effec-


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Fran Collum (left), commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 reads the citation commending Lynda Schock as
paramedic of the year in a surprise ceremony that took place
early Sunday morning. John Smart (right), who heads the
post's honor guard, looks on.


tive at the policy level as she
has been in the trenches, serv-
ing as a member of the EMS
Advisory Council for
Highlands, DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry and
Okeechobee counties.
As a private citizen she also
works with Take Stock in
Children - mentoring an ado-
lescent through high school -
and Habitat for Humanity. She
also leads her crew and col-
leagues on projects during the
United Way's Day of Giving. '
Collum read out the inscrip-
tion on a curved glass plaque
that had been designed


expressly with her in mind.
"Generous when it comes to
a worthy cause, Lynda is'
refined, elegant and charm-
ing," Collum read. "She is rea-
sonable and fair to all. Her
family loves her warmth and
special charm. Lynda believes
in the pursuit of excellence.
She is admired for her impar-
tiality. She enjoys being gener-
ous with others. Others listen;
to her and heed her advice."
Schock had to wipe away,,
tears, shaking her head in dis-i:
belief.
"I'm just flabbergasted,"'
she said again.


NEWS-SUN

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

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


Bennetts, Farrs, and other fam-
ilies is what is getting it done.
I am thankful for their work.
As far as volunteers go, we've
got some good ones,"
Townsend added.


SNAPSHOTS

AP, Sebring move
garbage pick-up
ahead one day for
Christmas, New Year
AVON PARK - City
of Avon Park nd City of
Sebring garbage pick-up
for the Christmas holiday
is as follows: No garbage
on Thursday. Thursday
garbage moves to today.
Monday, Tuesday and
Friday will be the same as
usual. The schedule for
the New Year's holiday is
as follows: No garbage on
Thursday, Jan.l Thursday
garbage moves to
Wednesday, Dec. 31.
Monday, Tuesday and
Friday will be the same as
usual.

LP garbage pick-
up remains same
LAKE PLACID - The
Town of Lake Placid
Public Works will have
the usual garbage pick-up
day on Friday..

Road closure
SEBRING - A portion
of Kenilworth Blvd. (from
Persimmon Avenue to
Highlands Avenue/Sebring
Parkway) will be closed
for vehicular traffic until
Monday, Jan. 5 due to the
widening/reconstruction
of Kenilworth Boulevard.
Detour routes will be
posted. Businesses within
the closed portion of
Kenilworth Boulevard
will be accessible at all
times during reconstruc-
tion.
Call 402-6877 for more
information.


www.newssun.com


Sebring student

brings home lessons

from Washington


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - One of
Highlands County's local
Sebring High School stu-
dents was back in
Washington D.C. to repre-
sent Florida in a national
program.
Ricki Albritton, the state
representative for the Drug
Abuse Resistance Education
programs Youth Advisory
Board, spent a weekend
educating herself and others
not only on the dangers of
drug use, but also the
Internet.
"This year we cen-
tered more around
Internet predators,"
she said after the
trip. "It's a big deal
right now."
Albritton men-
tioned photos taken
off of personal Albr
Myspace and
Facebook pages that ended
up on Web sites with adult
content.
"Basically the main thing
is to keep yourself cov-
ered," she said. "We are
always at the beach. If you
have pictures up there ...
anyone can research you."
This includes colleges
and law enforcement.
"Some people think it's
funny to show off," she
said. "You can get caught
and you will get caught."
Albritton has a continued
interest in public speaking,
and said she's available to
speak to community groups
about drugs and Internet
safety.
The YAB conference was
held at the Drug
Enforcement Administra-
tion academy and featured
some very impressive


ri


agents, she said.
A DEA teacher was an
amazing speaker.
"These teachers who are
teaching us are very encour-
aging, motivational, (and)
the answers they gave us
were amazing," Albritton
said. "It's very hard to pass
from the DEA to become an
agent; so much studying and
diligence."
The teacher coached stu-
dents at the public speaking
conference about what to
wear, how to act and handle
questions during public
speaking engagements.
"The list goes on
and on; they broke it
down for us,"
Albritton said.
With all the class-
room-type instruc-
tion there was still
time for hands-on
tton activities.
In what might be
expected from the DEA
academy and training prem-
ises, there was an assort-
ment of weaponry - many
of which Albritton was
lucky enough to get her trig-
ger finger on.
"Shooting the guns, I
loved it," she admitted.
One of the gun's recoil
was so powerful she
recalled "it blew my shoul-
der back."
"It was so much fun, and
I did enjoy the public speak-
ing conferences," she said,
laughing.
To get Albritton to attend
or speak at an event, she can
be reached through Sgt.
Monica Sauls . of the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office through their
Community Serv'ice Center
in the Lakeshore Mall, 385-
0024.
! . .' ,"


Firewise program set Jan. t10

at Highlands Hammock


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The public
is invited to a program that
offers important informa-
tion on protecting Florida
homes and businesses from
wildfire.
How can you protect your
home as the spring and sum-
mer wildfire season
approaches? What is defen-
sible space? How can your
landscape keep wildfire
from threatening your
home? These are all ques-
tions that will be answered
during an upcoming public
forum about protecting your
Florida property from wild-
fire.
Living on the Edge, spon-
sored by ' Highlands


Hammock State Park and
the Okeechobee district
office of the Florida
Division of Forestry (DOF)
is scheduled for Jan. 10 at
Highlands Hammock State
Park's Recreation Hall.
This two-hour-long pro-
gram is free to the public,
but seating is limited to 150
people so please RSVP to
Dorothy L. Harris at (863)
634-7695 to attend.
Residents who live in or
near fire-prone areas or
undeveloped forest lands
are especially encouraged to
attend.
The Okeechobee district
of the DOF has designed
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Building next to Children's
Museum no longer available
Editor:
I read with great interest the article
appearing in Wednesday's News-Sun
regarding the Children's Museum "burst-
ing at the seams." I congratulate Linda
Crowder and the Museum for the tremen-
dous success the Children's Museum has
enjoyed since its birth in 1990. I am
proud to be a neighbor of the Children's
Museum.
I am the "owner" of the building next
door to the Children's Museum. On
behalf of my tenants, Kaye Pigman and
my lovely wife, Suzette Rhoades, who
own The Happy Owl and on my own
behalf, I am compelled to mention that
the above article contained several, fac-
tual inaccuracies. Neither I nor the proud
owners of The Happy Owl, were contact-
ed for comment prior to the article being
published.
First, The Happy Owl offers full-serv-
ice, educational resources, quality, edu-
cational toys, art supplies and party
favors like no other in the area. The
Happy Owl is a tenant of mine under a
long-term lease. I believe The Happy
Owl will enjoy many years of presence
and success at its current location. These
are not temporary quarters for The
Happy Owl. That being said, the building
where The Happy Owl is located is no
longer on the market.
Yes, in the past, there have been nego-
tiations with Mrs. Crowder regarding the
sale and purchase of my building. Sadly,
those negotiations ended when Mrs.
Crowder did not respond to a letter I
wrote in March 2008. In that letter I
communicated a very reasonable offer to
sell, albeit at a price substantially more
than the $350,000 mentioned in the arti-
cle. Not hearing from Mrs. Crowder, I
moved on and rented the building to The
Happy Owl and am happy I did.
I know that The Happy Owl looks to
be a good neighbor of the Children's
Museum and I am confident the Museum
will likewise be a good neighbor of The
Happy Owl. There is no reason these two
endeavors will not enjoy a mutually posi-
tive environment and relationship with
the goal of bettering the lives of children
and others who frequent them.
In conclusion, I trust the above clari-
fies the factual inaccuracies appearing in
the article. I encourage parents to fre-
quent the Children's Museum as I know
it will be a positive experience for their
children. Parents and grandparents, while
your young ones are enjoying the
Museum, please visit The Happy Owl.
There, you will find educational and
museum quality items which will further
enhance the lives of the little guys.
Merry Christmas and best wishes in
the New Year.
Clifford R. Rhoades
Sebring

Pay raise for Congress?
Editor:
I read that Congress has given them-
selves a cost of living pay increase of
$4,700 a year at a cost to the tax payers


of $2.5 million. How any one member of
Congress can wake up and look them-
selves in the mirror in the morning and
accept this pay raise is beyond me.
SCan anyone explain to me.the justifi-
cation behind this when millions of
Americans can't put food on the table to
feed their families or pay their utilities
bill or car payment? This can't be the
best decision Congress has ever made
given the state of the economy. Is it?
John Donohue
Sebring

Local law enforcement is
'cream of the puff'
Editor:
In the land of the Free and the Home
of the Brave, we are fortunate and privi-
leged to have the cream of the puff in our
law enforcement officers. It is delightful
to hear how Officer Andrew Markham
from the Sebring Police Department went
on beyond his duty to help Mr. and Mrs.
Pekar from Lake Placid on the evening
of Dec. 7. Our law enforcement officers
serve you 24-7 and they are second to
none.
Officer Markham is one of the multi-
ple officers that had made the difference
in our lives at one time or another. These
courageous brave men and women are
unique and deserve the upmost respect
from us. Next time you see such a distin-
guished officer, wave, shake his or her
hand and let them know how much we
appreciate their services. Law enforce-
ment officers are your friends and they
work for you.
My most sincere congratulations to
these fine officers. These are natural born
heroes, their superior officers like Tom
Detman, Commander Carr, Sheriff Susan
Benton, The Florida Highway Patrol,
F.D.L.E. and all other law enforcement
officers, we are proud of you. Let's not
forget the civilian personnel that work
with these fine officers, they are also as
important, courageous, brave and unique.
May God bless and protect them as


well as their families, always.
I love and respect you all.
Be safe, thank you for your services
and Happy Holidays to all.


Jose Quinones
.SbhrinP


Alan Jay's elves make
holidays bright


Editor:
I would like to thank Alan Jay and his
staff for making the Christmas season a
memorable experience for all the stu-
dents, staff members and administrators
at Fred Wild Elementary School.
Students lined the sidewalk as Santa
and his helpers arrived on a bubbling
Christmas float. The bubbles from the
float put everyone in the "Christmas spir-
it" on this foggy morning. Christmas
music played as Santa visited the class-
rooms and gave every student and staff
member a gift.
The smiles on the children's faces
made this a joyous occasion for every-
one.
Thank you Alan Jay for supporting our
school and making the holiday season
special for everyone at Fred Wild.
Elementary.
Harvey Wilder
Sebring

The writer is assistant principal at Fred
Wild Elementary School.

Palms, volunteers great for
Meals on Wheels
Editor:
This is to Palms for wonderful meals
that they supply Meals On Wheels and
this is also for the volunteers who delivers
the meals to the people: They all are the
most wonderful people. You are welcome
to try and for the price it can not be beat.
My wife is not really well and it gives
her.a break. Take care, have a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love
and a prayer to you all.
Dick Nelson
Sebring


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Lakes Symposium speakers share

knowledge of area lakes


Special to the News-Sun ples since 1991, saving the
SEBRING - Biologists and county $1.8 million in cost
water experts spoke at the associated with collecting,
Highlands" County Lakes processing and shipping of
Symposiuni on Dec. 13. The samples.
symposium .was hosted -by Four of the presenters were
Highlaqs Soil and Water biologists: with the Florida"
Conservation District and"'Fish and Wildlife
presented by Highlands Conservation Commission.
Natural Resources Eric VanHorn offered infor-
Department. mation to maintain lakefront
Ida' Jackson, HSWCD property and the management
supervisor, welcomed the -30 of invasive plants. Steve
Gornak spoke about the
people who attended the iau- Gornak spoke about the
people who attended the inau- health of the fisheries in the
gural event.
ura lakes. He also explained how
Erin m McCarta, Lakes FFWCC measures fish popu-
Management assistant, nations . Mike McMillian pre-
explained the three lake types sented a' PowerPoint of both
in Highlands County. She also common and rare birds seen
defined watersheds. around the waterways in the
Clell Ford, Lakes manager county, highlighting the
,presented the basics about endangered snail kite. Rob
water quality. Ford stated the Burnes presented facts about
standard parameters used by alligators, turtles and, other
the Lakes Management wildlife in our area.
Program for water quality are Jessica Butts, environmen-
total phosphorus, total nitro- tal specialist from the new
gen, chlorophyll-a and trans- Sebring office of Florida
parency. Ford thanked the Department of Environmental
University of Florida Protection, informed the citi-
Lakewatch volunteers for col- zens of lakefront regulations
electing more than 6,000 sam- and permitting, focusing on


docks and seawalls. Carl
Smith from the Highlands
County Parks and Recreation
Department explained the
Aquatic Weed Control
Program. He encouraged the'
public to call if they think"
they have problems with nui-
sance plants in the waterways.
If exotic plans are found,
Highlands County Aquatic
Weed -Control needs to get
them under control as soon as
possible.
McCarta gave a brief boat-
ing and safety presentation.
Dick Reaney from Highlands
County Lakes Association
spoke about the projects his
organization is involved in
through the Tourist
Development Council with
funds from the Tourist
Development Tax. Reaney
again spoke of the importance
of the University of Florida
Lakewatch volunteers. Bert
Galloway represented the
Friends of Istokpoga and
encouraged members of the
community to join the organi-
zation.


OBITUARIES


Helen C. Bryan
Helen Carlton Bryan, 91, of
Sebring died Dec. 22, 2008.
She was a retired bookkeeper
and owenr of The Kiddie
Shop in Sebring. She was a
member of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
She is survived by her son,
William M.; daughter, Janet
VanNostrand; sisters,
Geraldine Riggs and June
Blum; brother, Jack Carlton;
six grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.


Graveside services will be
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at
New Hope Cemetery in
Wauchula. Service will be
officiated by Senior Pastor
Jeff Endsley of Grace Bible
Church, Sebring. Hulett-
Winstead Funeral Home in
Hattiesburg, Miss. is in
charge of arrangements.

Thomas McNally Jr.
Thomas E. McNally Jr., 29,
of Sebring died Dec. 20,
2008, as a result of an auto-
mobile accident in Lake


County. Born in West Islip,
N.Y., he moved to Sebring in
2006. He was manager of
Hungry Howies.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife, Kelly D.; father,
Thomas E. Sr.; brother,
Robert; and sister, Tammy
Wahlbroehl.
Visitation will be from 10-
11 a.m. today, Dec. 24 at
Faith Lutheran Church with a
service to follow at 11 a.m.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.


Firewise program to be offered at state park


Continued from 2A
this program to provide a
venue in which people from
the community - from
homeowners to business lead-
ers - can learn together and
exchange information about
wildfire safety and preven-
tion. Participants will be able
to assess their level of risk
from wildfire and plan con-
crete actions to protect their
property. The forum will pro-
vide practical information
about fire-safety, landscaping,


defensible space and how to
prepare for wildfire season.
The use of prescribed fire at
Highlands Hammock State
Park to prevent wildfire,
improve wildlife habitat and
restore healthy forests will
also be discussed.
"Florida's devastating
experiences with wildfire
have led to an increased inter-
est in wildfire prevention,"
said Melissa Yunas.
"Preparing for wildfire is just
as important as preparing for


hurricanes in Florida. It is our
hope that this program will
result in more people who
know the benefits of defensi-
ble space and other preven-
tive measures such as pre-
scribed fire."
For more information about
Firewise, contact Yunas at
(772) 467-3008. For informa-
tion about the seminar or.
Highlands Hammock State
Park, contact Harris at (863)
634-7695.


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Highlands County
Cattlemen look for a
sweetheart
SEBRING - The
Highlands County
Cattlemen's Association is
looking for a new sweet-
heart.
Each entrant must be 17
by June 1, 2009 and not
older than 23 years of age
as of Dec. 31, 2009 and
must be or will be a high
school graduate by June 30,
2009. The entrant must
never have been married or
have had any children, and
must be the daughter of a
member in good standing of
the Highlands County
Cattlemen's Association for
the past two years. The
member and entrant must
reside in Highlands County.
If chosen the sweetheart
must be able to represent
the association at agricultur-
al events, fairs and parades
and be willing to speak at
various civic meetings when
invited. The entrant must
also be willing to compete
at state level in June at the
Florida Cattlemen's
Convention in Marco Island.
To enter, send a picture
along with a 500-word essay
explaining how you will
promote the beef industry at
the Highlands County
Cattlemen's Sweetheart.
Entries must be received by
Jan. 18 to Donna Howerton,


4502 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL
33876; call Judy Bronson at
655-0123 or e-mail cdhow-
erton@embarqmail.com.

YMCA Gymnastics
moves to new site
SEBRING - The YMCA
Gymnastic program will be
held at a new location start-
ing Monday, Jan. 5.
Practices will be held at
Sebring Christian Church
(down Hammock Road on
the right). This site is spa-
cious and will help to
accommodate the different
age groups being worked
with.
Classes are once a week,
you choose the day. Sign-
ups for next session will go
through Friday, Jan. 2.
Sessions begin Jan. 5.
For more information,
call 382-9622.

VFW 9853 Ladies
Auxiliary collects
items for troops
AVON PARK - The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 will serve chick-
en wings and fries from 12-
5 p.m. today. The post will
close at 5 p.m.
The Ladies Auxiliary is
collecting items to send to
the troops, both male and
female, in Iraq. Items can
include personal hygiene
items, socks, snacks; etc.


Items may be dropped off at
the post.
For details, call 452-985.

Moose host
volunteer party
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host a volunteer
party at 5 p.m. today. Music
by KJs will be from 5:30-
8:30 p.m.
For details, call 465-
0131.

Legion Post 69 hosts
Egg Nog Party
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Post 69
will host an Egg Nog Party
today. Music will be played
by Annie from 3-6 p.m.
New Year's prime rib din-
ner is $22 per person, limit-
ed to the first 125. Get tick-
ets in the lounge.
For details, call 453-
4553.

Sebring Eagles plan
meals for holidays
SEBRING - The
Sebring Eagles 4240 will
host the following events:
* Today - Wings and
fries served from 5-7 p.m.
No meeting.
* Thursday - Ham and
turkey provided, bring a
dish to share at 3 p.m.
For more details, call
655-4007.


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News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Briana Cox (left), a sixth-grader at APMS, came with her
mother, Raquel Cox (center) and both worked non-stop
wrapping gifts for Toys for Tots on Monday. Tanner Lee
(right), a freshman at the high school, is an old hand at this,
having volunteered when he was middle school. The group
spent about five hours at work, mostly wrapping.


Local elves buy, wrap

gifts for Toys for Tots


Continued from page 1A
ty service, said the middle
school's FFA advisor, Kellie
Duke.
All year the firefighters
collect toys and money so that
come Christmas time, those
children who have the least in
Highlands :County may still
have a Christmas including a
visit from Santa Claus.
At 5:15 Monday night the
group of about two:dozen stu-
dents and adults' met Rob
Remick from the fire depart-
ment and prepared to find the
perfect presents.
Labels were handed out to
the volunteers, each of which
had the age and gender of a
child written on it as well as a
code number that correspond-
ed to a particular child.
The object was for a volun-
teer to find an appropriate toy.
There was a $20 to $25 limit
per toy.
Once a toy had been select-
ed, the label was stuck to it
for identification purposes.
Paige Timmons I and
Bethany McIntosh, both jun-
iors at the high school, wasted
no time.
Ha iog.-an older br,:thicr
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'brdiIrer. Timmons-: :si .she
was better at picking to,; s for
boys than for girls. But she
drew two girls ages 7 and 10.
Going carefully up and
down the aisles, she stopped
in front of the doll section.
"I know they like Bratz
Dolls," she said looking
closely at one popular brand.
"Kids like to dress up," she
said a minute later, having
moved down the aisle and
looking at selections of plas-
tic jewelry and costume
dresses.
She debated back and forth,
asking for opinions from her
friends, and finally\ ended up
getting a Bratz doll with
accessories for the 10-year-
old and a Barbie doll with a
barbecue grill and patio table
for the 7-year-old.
Over in another aisle, a
Hannah Montana doll pack-
aged with an accompanying
guitar proved a popular item.
Nerf products were among
the most chosen for boys, as
were footballs, soccer balls
and Lincoln Logs.
The shopping part didn't


take very long.
The work of the evening
came next.
The group moved on to the
community center on Main
Street where everyone set
down to work.
But what work. It was as
close to being an elf at the
North Pole as it is possible to
get in a sub-tropical climate.
The community center's
main room was stuffed with
toys.
On the raised stage toys
were heaped in huge piles,
and big rubber tubs.filled with
toys were scattered across the
floor.
These were donations from
all kinds of civic and church
groups - from stuffed ani-
mals to crayons to jigsaw
puzzles to yo-yos, board
games and more. There was
even one beautifully crafted,
hand-made, child-sized, rock-
ing chair, the seat in the shape
of a heart.
Each child received a "big
present" - that is one of the
toys that had been bought that
evening - and as many of the
iI-,' from the tubs and piles
around the room as could be
pIc'led into a large black
trash bag.
Once the trash bag was
bulging full, the volunteer
took it to a table and proceed-
ed to wrap every gift.
Then the presents were put
back into the trash bag, it was
tied shut, and a sticker put on
the outside with a child's
identifying code number on
the outside.
The bags were then trans-
ported to the fire station so
they would be ready when
parents from pre-selected
families came to pick them up
today.
The evening had special
meaning for Sydney Gandy.
who attends the middle
school.
Her very first Christmas
present ever when she was 2
months old, came from a Toys
for Tots program exactly like
this one. It was a stuffed dog
with a pull string and it
played a lullaby. It is still a
treasured part of her toy col-
lection.
"This is a way of giving
back," Sydney said.


Sebring man dies in Lake

County car accident


Continued from page 1A
He played softball with his
father's friends at the
Highlands County Sports
Complex a few nights a week.
"We were on a church team
together," McNally Sr. added.
"I love him so much and I'm
going to miss him."
McNally was shopping for
his new wife, whom he mar-
ried on June 26.
"He liked the shopping up
there. There were a lot of
stores,' Rappa said. "They
like a lot of DVD movies that
are hard to get here. He want-
ed to get her special things."
Rappa said she spoke with
him at 2:30 p.m. just before
the accident.
"He was all excited," she
said. "He bought all her pres-
ents."
McNally Sr. helped his son


and soon to be daughter-in-
law move to Sebring two
years ago.
S"Kelly (McNally Jr.'s wife)
is the nicest girl, she's like'an
angel," McNally Sr. said.
"The both of them were made
for each other."
Bullington said McNally
was "as cool as they come;
very easygoing."
"I admired him because of
that. He understood that
things work themselves out
more so than anyone I've ever
known," he said. "He was
quick to laugh and joke and
didn't get upset about pretty
much anything."
The funeral is on today at
Faith Lutheran Church, 2740
Lakeview Drive in Sebring.
Visitation will be from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. with the serv-
ice to follow at 11.


AP puts brakes on CRA activity
Continued from page 1A - |A


know that the FRA can come in and
evaluate what was done and work on a
plan to rectify any issues you may need
to address. We can get you back on
track," Bishop said.
"I strongly suggest that we curtail any
activity including any meetings and
invite FRA down and take a look at our
three CRAs," said Sarah Adelt, Avon
Park's city manager. "We are a member
of FRA and they provided us that they
could come down after Jan. 5 to take a
look at our paperwork and determine the
best course of action.
"'It is a free service because we are a
member and except for meals and lodg-
ing, there is no additional cost to the city
for what they do," Adelt added.
"As long as they are working upon a
budget that is based upon an approved
plan, then they do not need a public
hearing. I am not an attorney, and I can-
not give you legal advice, " Bishop said.
"But FRA does have attorneys, and
they will bring attorneys with them,"
Adelt said. "Our other option is to get
our city attorney involved with this, but
we would need to bring him up to speed.
Jerry (Buhr) and I have both talked, and
the FRA is the way to go."
Buhr advised the city that because of
the costs, FRA was the best way to go.
According to Bishop, the FRA could
also help the city keep from making pro-
cedural mistakes in the future as well.
"They (FRA) will review what has
been done in the last few months to


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Merle Bishop, a representative from
the Florida Redevelopment Agency,
advises Avon Park's City Council to
curtail any further CRA activity until
they are "back on track" procedurally.


determine what needs to be corrected,
and procedurally, they would be able to
work with your staff and give them the
information or check lists to make sure
that they understand what these things
they what they need to do," Bishop said.
According to Hall, input is needed by
not only the CRA board and city staff,
but by the advisory boards as well.
"We know we need to do some things


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Continued from page 1A
break them in.
"Can't risk blisters at
Christmas," Santa said.
When asked what his
favorite cookie is, Santa
Claus hemmed and hawed.
"Well," he said thoughtful-
ly, "I suppose I have to say I
like chocolate chip best." He
paused a moment to think.
"But, you know, peanut butter
are good too, and so are sugar
cookies with frosting. I mean
like the decorated trees or
angels."
He chuckled, "I like to bite
their wingn off."
.ifThere was a second of
silence as he realized what
he'd said. Then he added,
"Oh, my. I didn't mean that


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the way it sounded," and he
laughed that wonderful "Ho
,Ho, Ho" again.
"But seriously," he added,
once he'd caught his breath,
"how could I say no to any
cookie. I mean, what about
oatmeal cookies or ginger
snaps, or even banana bread?
Just no brownies with nuts."
Santa told the News-Sun
that on the day he calls Eve's
Eve - the day before the day
before Christmas - he goes
to bed early and sets the
alarm for an hour before mid-
night. That gives him time to
have breakfast. "I know it's
really late at night," he said,
"But I'm just getting up so it
seems like morning."
Mrs. Claus always has pan-
cakes, eggs and ham, fresh


fruit and yogurt waiting for
him, along with hot chocolate
and a glass of Florida orange
juice.
"Wouldn't drink any other
kind of OJ," Santa said.
He needs the big breakfast,
he explained, because he
won't eat again, except for all
those cookies, until he gets
back home, and that means a
complete 24 hours.
He leaves exactly on the
stroke of midnight, he said,
not one second before, not
one second after. He said he
lets the reindeer take the lead
and that his whip is just for
show.
Right then there was corr.-
siderable noise in the back-
ground, the sound of many
voices.


"Excuse me a minute,"
Santa said, muffling the
mouthpiece for privacy. He
came back quickly, even
more cheerful than before.
"I'm afraid I have to go,"
he said, "Nothing bad, noth-
ing bad, just the opposite in
fact. Elveena Elf just assem-
bled her 5 millionth toy poo-
dle. She gets a pin and her
name-on a plaque. I must say,
I do enjoy giving them out,
gets me in the mood you
might say. Anyway, I have to
hang up now.
S"Don't go looking for me
Christmas EBe," he said at the
last, and boiled 'with his
laugh. "The harder you try,
the less you will see."


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pending review
to get you on the right track, and they
can give you the things you need to stay
there," Hall said.
"When you said to curtail any activity,
I understand that ... with some of the
things we have been doing of late it has
been pointed out that we did not get pub-
lic input on those plans. I think it would
be crazy to do anything additional until
we have public approval of these plans,
but we get most of our input we get from
our advisory boards, and I would like to
throw the major part of the questioning
back to them. We get questions all the
time from our advisory boards, and
quite frankly I don't have a clue about
those. So I want to make sure that we get
Small the questions from the Southside, the
Airport, and Main Street. They all have a
different focus and view, and we need to
get their input," Hall said.
Bishop also gave the council some
additional ideas to help, with pending
economic issues.
"You can only spend money that is
based upon your plan, you can use that
money as a pay as you go, and you are
able to bond CRAs for additional money
to bond projects. Depending on your
plans, you can spend a large percentage
of your budget to revamp infrastruc-
ture," Bishop said.
Bishop also asserted that doing away
with the CRA districts is not the best
course to take.
"Historically, CRAs have been proven
very beneficial to those communities
that use them," Buhr said.


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News-Sun * Wednesday, December 24, 2008


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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Dec; 22, 2008
On this day, Highlands County pub-
lic safety officials also ran calls for 1
missing adult, 35 traffic stops, 2 child
abuse, 1 domestic dispute (2 domes-
tic injunctions), and 10 alarms.
23:45, 3027 U.S. 27 S.-Walgreen's,
Suspicious person.
23:43, Cody Way, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
23:32, Kearly Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
23:17, Pompino Dr., Suspicious
person.
23:16, 8005 S.R. 64 E.-Williams
Fishing Resort, Suspicious incident.
23:11, Hacienda Dr., Fire.
23:05, Roanoke St., Disturbance.
22:54, Lewis Ave., Harassment.
22:20, S.R. 70, Reckless driver.
22:17, Enchanted Oaks Lane,
Shooting in area.
22:17, U.S. 27, Animal complaint.
22:05, Pompino Dr., Suspicious
person.
21:44, 901 U.S. 27-Lakeshore Mall,
Suspicious vehicle.
21:28, 3400 U.S. 27 S.-Captain D's
Seafood, Drunk driver.
21:22, Lemon Rd. N.W., Assist
noise ordinance.
21:18, 3100 Golfview Rd.-Inn on
the Lakes, Suspicious incident.
21:16, 8700 U.S. 27 S.-Hughes
Supply, Abandoned vehicle.
21:10, N. Dover Rd., Suspicious
incident.
21:03, 410 Sebring Square-Family
.Dollar Store, Suspicious person.
20:51, Shoreline Dr., Suspicious
incident.
20:48, 10 Lake June Rd.-H.L.
Bishop Park, Suspicious vehicle.
20:46, Sparrow Ave., Warrant serv-
ice.
20:43, Main St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
20:25, 1041 N. U.S. ,27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Suspicious
incident.
20:25,. 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Animal
bite.
20:23, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Property
found.
20:22, Lemon Rd. N.W., Reckless
driver.
20:18, 2303 U.S. 27 N.-Home
Depot, Follow-up.
19:49, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
19:46, Hatcher Ave., Accident with
unknown injury.
19:38, W. Vinita Rd., Suspicious
incident.
19:21, Honeysuckle Dr., Assist
agency.
19:09, U.S. 27, Verbal disturbance.
19:06, 307 N. Penny Ave.-Sebring
'Police Department, Suspicious inci-
dent.
18:55, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
18:10, State St., Verbal distur-
bance.
18:09, Astono-Martin Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
18:08, E. Camphor St., Suspicious
incident.
18:04, Park Crest Terrace, Burglary
Delayed.
17:59, Grand Ave., Animal com-
tplaint.
17:58, Arbuckle Creek Rd.,
;Accident without injury.
17:51, Observation Ave., Verbal
'disturbance.
17:50, 2824 U.S. 27 S.-Publix No.
78, Fire:
17:36, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
vt*


The News-Sun would like to
remind the readers that the names
listedd below reflect those who have
been charged with a crime, but they
pre all innocent until proven guilty
by a court of law. If anyone listed
iere 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,
iJail on Monday, Dec. 22:.
<* Donna Lynn Czmyr, 46, of Avon
'Park, was committed for two counts
ff possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription.
4 Yandro De Armas, 26, of Hialeah,
immigration Code Enforcement.for
municipal ordinance violation:
* Patricia Maoneli Gordillo, 31, of
'Lake Placid, awaiting trial for larce-
ny, petit, first offense.
* Justin Theodore Gordon, 23, of
iNew Port Richie, awaiting trial, war-
rant for larceny, petit theft, second
.offense; and warrant for larceny,
petit theft, first offense.
. James Chadwick Howard, 37, of
Sebring, was charged with violation
;of -probation for possession of
.Oxycodone.
�* April Denise Hunt, 38, of Zolfo
,Springs, awaiting trial for larceny,
;petit, first offense.
1- Ryan Derick Langford, 18, of
,Sebring, awaiting trial for operating
.notor vehicle without valid license.
?* Robert Andrew Lewis, 40, of
Sebring, was registered as a crimi-
nal for possession of cocaine.
* Michael Timothy O'Neil, 41, of
�Lake Placid, awaiting trial, warrant,
-ailure to appear for arraignment for
knowingly driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
t Reniel Ramos Pina, 31, of
Venus, Immigration Code
Enforcement for municipal ordi-
nance violation.
4 Kendra Sherie Riley, 30, of Avon
,park, awaiting trial, warrant for pos-
Session of cannabis, under 20
~rams; and warrant for using or
I/


County Sheriff's Office, Warrant serv-
ice.
17:29, U.S. 27-X2 (Dal Hall Blvd.),
Disabled vehicle.
17:27, 3440 U.S. 27 S.-Arby's,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
17:24, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assist agency.
17:19, 901 N. U.S. 27-Sears, Theft.
17:18, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Theft
delayed.
17:10, Anoka Ave., Accident with-
out injury.
17:10, E. Viola St., Follow-up.
16:43, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Civil dispute.
S16:40, Bentley Ave., Follow-up.
16:24, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Accident
without injury.
16:20, 220 W. Garrett Rd.-
Squally's, Harassment.
16:17,. Golfview Rd., Accident-hit
and run.
16:05, 125 Myers Rd.-Embarq,
Suspicious incident.
16:04, Brynwood Lane, Burglary
delayed.
16:03, E. State St., Theft delayed.
16:02, 3201 Physician's Way-
Surgery & Endoscopy, Suspicious
vehicle.
16:00, 2740 Lakeview Dr.-
Imagination Station, Suspicious per-
son.
15:59, Margarete Dr., Warrant
service.
15:58, Weigle Ave., Assist agency.
15:57, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
15:55, W. Hal McRae Blvd.,
Harassment.
15:38, N. Ridgewood Dr.,
Suspicious person.
15:36, Amy Ave., Verbal distur-
bance.
15:28, Broward Ave., Assist with
VIN check.'
15:24, Margarete Dr., Warrant
service.
15:17, E. Viola St., Burglary
delayed.
15:03, 2301 U.S. 27 S.-Avon Park
Water Department, Assist agency.
14:57, Lake Josephine Dr., Verbal
disturbance.
14:46, 901 N. U.S. 27-Sear's, Theft.
14:44, N. U.S. 27-Bob Evans
Restaurant, Verbal disturbance.
14:38, Cemetery Rd., Suspicious
incident.
14:25, C.R. 17-A W., Burglary
delayed.
14:24, Douglas Ave., Theft delayed.
14:24, U.S. 27 N., Reckless driver.
14:17, Graham Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
14:15, 950 W. C.R. 17-A-Central
Florida Health Care, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
14:03, N. Lake Pioneer Dr., Assist
agency.
13:51, S.R. 70, Disabled vehicle.
13:48, S. Glenwood Ave., Burglary
delayed.
13:48, N. Glenwood Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
13:42, S. Pine Ave., Suspicious
incident.
S13:34, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Assist public-
ATC.
13:30, 502 U.S. 27 N.-Wendy's,
Accident without injury.
13:26, Lake Dr. Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
13:25, U.S. 27-Sebring Square,
Accident without injury.
13:19, 135 U.S. 27 N.-Bradenton


possessing drug paraphernalia.
* Paul Joseph-Riley, 37, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial, warrant for
summons unserved, possession of
drug paraphernalia; and warrant,
summons unserved, possession of
cannabis, under 20 grams. ,
* Jennifer Lynn Tabor, 34, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial, warrant for two
counts of fraud, obtaining con-
trolled substance.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Sunday, Dec. 21:
* Larry Levan Burney, 46, of
Tampa, transportation order for fail-
ure to complete drug treatment for
municipal ordinance violation.
,* Darren Randle Byrd, 40, of
Sebring, :awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense; and possession
of controlled substance without pre-
scription.
+ Cornelio Fragoso, 34, of Avon
Park, was charged with probation
violation misdemeanor for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs; warrant for uttering a for-
gery, three counts; and warrant for
forgery, three counts.
* Estenio Cisneros Garcia, 27, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs and damaging property; and
hit and run, leaving the scene of
crash involving damage to property
and personal injury.
* Larry Eugene Huffstutlear, 57, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for battery,
touch or strike.
* Michael Allen' Huffstutlear, 31, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for bat-
tery, touch or strike.
* Hector Luis Lugo, 21, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for larceny, petit,


Beauty and Barber Shop, Burglary
delayed.
13:15, N. Glenwood Ave., Burglary
delayed.
13:11, Commerce Center Dr.,
Burglary delayed.
13:01, E. Viola St., Burglary
delayed.
12:56, Berwin Ave., Burglary
delayed.
12:56, S.R. 70, Accident with
unknown injury.
12:52, Queen Bee, Accident with
unknown injury.
12:50, Interlake Blvd., Accident
without injury.
12:32, Egret St., Suspicious per-
son.
12:16, Crescent Dr., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
12:15, Tulane Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
12:10, C.R. 17-A, Burglary delayed.
12:06, Neda St., Animal complaint.
11:47, S. Delaney Ave., Suspicious
incident.
11:29, Granada Blvd., Assist with
VIN check.
11:24, Main Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
11:19, W. Stryker Rd., Assist
agency.
11:15, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Accident
without injury.
11:10, Lariat Dr., Fire brush.
11:04, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
11:02, 4114 Nigeria Rd.-SIM
Chapel, Escort.
10:57, Wilson Terrace, Assist with
VIN check.
10:53, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Recommitted
from court.
10:40, Ridgewood Dr., Property
found.
10:39, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
10:39, Old Bombing Range Rd.,
Assist agency.
10:36, Main Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
10:26, 1297 U.S. 27 N.-Southern
Lifestyle Assisted Living, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
10:22, Honeysuckle Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
10:08; E. Old Bombing Range Rd.,
Property damage.
10:02, 4200 U.S. 27 N.-Love Buggs
Car Wash, Suspicious incident.
09:59, Highlands Lake Dr., Burglary
delayed.
09:40, 1016 S. U.S. 27-Healthy
Living, Suspicious person.
09:30. 955 Old S.R. 8-Highlands
Greenhouse Inc., Follow-up.
09:28, New York Ave., Theft
delayed.
09:14, Leona Dr., Follow-up.
09:07, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
08:58, S.R. 64 W., Animal com-
plaint.
08:56, 1519 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Follow-up.
08:53, 17 Gwen Hill St.-Boys and
Girls Club, Burglary delayed.
* 08:51, Adrienne St., Accident with-
out injury.
08:44, E. Viola St., Burglary
delayed.
08:32, Bottlebrush Ave., Assist
public-ATC.
08:32, Hillside Dr., Assist public-
ATC.
08:26, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
08:24, Stryker Rd., Accident with


first degree of property.
+ Stephanie Martinez, 24, of Avon
Park, affidavit from compound, giv-
ing false name to law enforcement
officer.
* Sandra Lee Maule, 26, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for battery,
touch or strike.
* John Michael Medina, 32, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
while license -suspended, first
offense.
* Jose-Luis Olvera-Olvera, 24, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense; and operating
motor vehicle without valid license.
* Jody Pauley, 43, of 'Sebring,
awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
offense; and false identification'
given to law enforcement officer.
. Benny Villarreal, 28, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
offense.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Saturday, Dec. 20:
* Bobby Joe Baker, 46, of Sebring,
was charged for withholding sup-
.port, non-support of children or
spouse.
* Harold Lee Byrd, 45, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for withholding
support, non-support of children or
spouse.
* Quincy Lamar Claitt, 31, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for aggravat-
ed battery, offender should have
known victim pregnant.
* Fabio Martins De Andrade, 27, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, first
offense; and possessing, displaying,
etc. of revoked license.
* Anna Kathleen Foley; 47, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for larceny,
petit, first offense:
* Charles Reginald Ivey, 49, of
Miami, awaiting trial for possession
of cocaine; lewd, lascivious behav-
ior, molesting victim less than 12
years of age, offender 18 years or
older; and possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use.
* Maria Carmen Martinez, 24, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for larceny,


unknown injury.
08:23, 307 N. .Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Property
found.
08:17, Eucalyptus St., Harassment.
08:11, Vision St., Assist agency.
08:10, Spring Garden Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
08:01, 1519 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Theft delayed.
07:46, 3312 Golfview Rd.-Harder
Hall, Suspicious incident.
07:29, N. Ridgewood Dr., Follow-
up.
07:20, 104 S. Railroad Ave.-Jahna
Concrete, Burglary delayed.
07:06, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
06:58, 950 Sebring Square-Dot's
Restaurant, Warrant service.
06:18, Douglas Ave., Sexual
offender.
06:11, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assist agency.
06:07, Tulane Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
06:02, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
03:17, Matanzas Dr., Transport.
03:16, Hamptonwoods Blvd.,
Transport.
03:00, Pendarvis Rd., Warrant
service.
01:57, Lakewood Rd., Transport.
01:46, Hal McRae Blvd. Suspicious
person.
01:40; Hamptonwoods Blvd.,
Robbery.
01:39, Lakewood Rd., Suspicious
person.
01:34, Hawthorne Dr., Chase/pur-
suit.
00:44, U.S. 27, Assist agency.,
00:41, Glenwood Ave., Suspicious
person.
00:37, Josephine Ave., Suspicious
person.
00:25, Kramer Dr., Assist public-
ATC.

Dec. 21
On this day, Highlands County pub-
lic safety officials also ran calls for.40
traffic stops, 1 child abuse, 4 juvenile
trouble, 3 domestic disputes (5 bat-
tery), and 12 alarms.
23:47, N. Johnson Rd., Theft
delayed.
23:45, Perrari Dr., Warrant service.
23:06, 1300 Persimmon Ct.-The,
Villas, Assist public-ATC.
22:42, W. Hal McRae Blvd., Follow-
up.
22:39, Kramer Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
22:35, E. Canfield St., Follow-up.
22:25, 901' U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore
Mall, Criminal mischief/vandalism.
22:23, Bayhill Lane, Suspicious
vehicle.
22:19, Fisherman's Cove,
Suspicious incident.
22:09, 3250 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Theft IP.
22:07, Hedge Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:43, 269 Highlands Blvd.-Lupita
Grocery, Suspicious person.
21:33, S. Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Disabled vehicle.. .
21.23..Rainb'w; Ave,-Assist noise
ordinance.
21:17, Golf Villas Ct., Follow-up.
21:15, Eiland Dr., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
21:13, 901 U.S. 27 N.-Radio Shack,
Harassment.
21:12, Bluff Hammock Rd.,
Transport.
21:11, Golf Villas Ct., Sexual
offender.


petit, first offense.
* Joseph Anthony Schaller, 27, of
Milford, Conn., awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs, first offense.
* Canessa Delray Singletary, 25, of
Sebring, was charged on a Polk
County warrant for'grand theft; and
Polk County warrant for dealing in
stolen property.
* Sammie Lee Walker, 50, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for battery,
touch or strike; and conditional
release violation, pre-trial, release
condition violated for domestic vio-
lence.
* Karen A. Washington, 46, of
Venus, awaiting trial for possession
of cocaine; and possession of nar-
cotic equipment and/or use. .
* Richard R. Williams, 26, of
Venus, awaiting trial for battery,
touch or strike; and resisting officer,
obstruction without violence.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Friday, Dec. 19:
* Leonardo Camacho-Aguilar, 28,
of Ocala, awaiting trial for resisting
officer, fleeing or eluding law
enforcement officer with. lights,
sirens active; and operating motor
vehicle without valid license.
* David Ray Campbell, 52, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant, fail-
ure to appear for arraignment for
knowingly driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
* Stephanie Michelle Kilisz, 27, of
Zolfo Springs, awaiting trial for pos-
session of controlled substance
without prescription; and larceny,
petit, first offense.
* Kimberly Ann Reid, 38, of Fort
Lauderdale, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony warrant for
forgery; and warrant for uttering
forged instrument;
'. Jeremy A. Resen'diz, 18,, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and/or
use; and possession of marijuana,
not more than 20 grams.
* Douglas Lee Scribben, 44, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense.


20:55, Zion St., Follow-up.
20:53, 338 Orange St:-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
20:50, Glenwood Ave., Follow-up.
20:38, Douglas Ave., Sexual
offender.
20:31, E. Booker St., Verbal distur-
bance.
20:30, Arbuckle Creek Rd., Sexual
offender.
20:28, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Transport.
20:21, 1911 Wightman Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Suspicious incident.
20:11, Lake June Blvd., Animal
complaint.
20:00, S. Pine St., Animal com-
plaint.
'19:52, U.S. 98, Accident without
injury.
19:47, Green Acre Way, Fire.
19:32, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
19:23, Locke St., Disturbance.
19:14, Booker St., Assist noise
ordinance.
19:12, Rosedale Rd., Suspicious
person.
19:07, Lakeview Dr., Theft delayed.
19:02, Seamans St., Highway
obstruction.
18:56, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Follow-up.
18:52, Fred Conner St., Suspicious
incident.
18:52, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
18:52, Gale St., Disturbance fight.
18:51, W. State St., Warrant serv-
ice.
18:45, 1081 Main St.-Save-A-Lot,
Burglary.
18:44, Flippen Ave., Follow-up.
18:40, Brynwood Lane, Suspicious
incident.
18:36, 101 U.S. 27 S.-Lakeshore
Mobile Home Park, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
18:32, 3b4 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Suspicious
incident.
18:25, 321 U.S. 27 S.-McDonald's,
Suspicious incident.
18:22, W. Shoreline Dr., Follow-up.
18:20, Grapefruit Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
18:09, Nautilus Dr., Reckless driv-
er.
18:00, 4800 Haw Branch Rd.-
Country Club of Sebring, Special
detail.
17:57, Tanglewylde Ave., Animal
complaint.
17:45, Williams Rd., Accident with
unknown injury.
17:44, Garienda Ave., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
17:41, Henscratch Rd., Accident
with unknown injury.
17:39, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
17:29, Westminster Rd.,
Suspicious incident..
17:24, Lakewood Rd., Burglary
delayed.
17:22, Fred Conner St., Suspicious
incident.
17:17, Hickory Ridge Dr.,
Suspicious person.
16:59, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
.Discount Cities Sebring, Verbal distur-
bance. .- , .:
A-516:55, -Sunfish -Lane; Suspicious
incident.
16:46, Landry Rd., Disturbance
fight.
16:45, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-I
dent.
16:44, Cody Way, Animal com-
plaint.
16:41, Josephine Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
16:35, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Super Center, Property lost.
16:35, Odessa Ave., Disturbance.
16:32, Palm Blvd., Suspicious inci-
dent.
16:17, Tulane Circle, Suspicious
vehicle.i
16:16, W. Rutland Rd., Animal
complaint.
16:14, Lime Rd. N.E., Animal com-
plaint.
16:08, Fred Conner St.,
Disturbance.
16:02, Morgan Path, Reckless driv-
er.
e 15:56, S.R. 70, Disabled vehicle.
15:52, 202 E. Main St.-Hendrick's
Grocery. Suspicious incident
15:49, Iris Ave, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
15:49, Tulane Circle, Suspicious
incident.
15:27, Terry Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
.15:26, Denise Ave., Follow-up. .
15:22, Radar request.
15:16; Arbuckle Creek Rd., Assist
agency.
15:16, Rose Ave., Theft delayed.
15:14; Josephine Ave., Follow-up.
15:13, Bay St., Miscellaneous inci-
dent.
15:03, Lake Rachard Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
14:55, Lake Dr. E., Follow-up.
14:49, Sherman Terrace, Assist
noise ordinance.
14:47, Rainbow Ave., Shooting in.
area.
14:46, Henscratch Rd., Disabled
vehicle.
14:43, Riverdale Rd., Assist
agency.
14:41, Morgan Path, Reckless driv-
er.
14:40, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Follow-up.
14:46, J.C. Durrance Rd., Disabled
vehicle.
14:29, Chicago Bulls St.,
Suspicious incident.


14:14, 1131 U.S. 27 S.-Sun 'N
Sand Motel, Theft delayed.
14:14, S. Lakeview Rd., Fire brush.
14:11, Cedarbrook St., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
14:03, Catfish Creek Rd., Theft
delayed.
14:02, 1041 N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Theft IP.
13:58, S. Avon Estates Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
13:56, No address, Radar request.
13:27, 60 Tower St.-Radio Shack,
Suspicious vehicle.
13:20, Anoka Ave., Suspicious per-
son.
13:18, Bridle Path, Trespassing
delayed.
13:11, Avon .Estates Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
13:08, S. U.S. 27-Radio Shack,
Verbal disturbance.
12:48, 1004 W..Main St.-Taqueria
Merlo payphone, Suspicious incident.
12:45, 501 U.S. 27 S.-BP Station
payphone, Theft gas driveoff.
12:41, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
12:41, Citrus Terrace Dr., Assist
agency.
12:35, No address, Follow-up.
12:33, 3901 U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's
Food Mart, Theft gas driveoff.
12:24, 6013 U.S. 98-Dollar General
Store, Theft delayed.
12:10, Roseland Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
12:09, 101 U.S. 27 S.-Lakeshore
Mobile Home Park, Animal complaint.
12:09, Lake Rachard Dr., Civil dis-
pute.
11:42; 629 N. Ridgewood Dr.-Shell
Food Mart, Theft delayed.
11:40, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
11:35, E. Winthrop St., Assist noise
ordinance.
11:32, W. Thomas St., Follow-up.
11:24, -Grapefruit Ave. N.W.,
Harassment delayed.
11:16, Plumosa Ave., Accident
without injury.
11:07, Capri Dr., Warrant service.
10:59, Main Ave.-New Beginning
Thrift Shop, Theft delayed.
10:53, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring, Police Department, Follow-
up.
10:49, Westminster Rd.,
Trespassing delayed.
10:44, 1801 Lakeview Dr.-Lakeview
Towers, Criminal mischief/vandalism.
10:06, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.-
10:00, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Transport.
09:57, C.R. 17, Reckless driver.
09:43,. Fourth St., Animal com-
plaint.
09:42, Hardee St., Follow-up.
09:42, 3750 Hammock Rd.-Bible
Fellowship Church, Special detail.
09:28, Stratford Rd., Disturbance
fight.
08:54, Fourth St., Civil dispute.
08:47, Grapefruit Ave., Suspicious
person.
08:39, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
08:37, 208 S. Main'Ave.-B and Y
Grocery, Suspicious incident.
l08:35; GJenwood Ave.; Suspicious
incident.
. !0833i'U.S. 27?Suspieious5vehlcle.
08:33, Grapefruit Ave.,
Disturbance.
08:14, 4071- Thunderbird Rd.-
BraelockVillas, Follow-up. . ''
08:01, Briarcliff Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
07:51, Grand Concourse, Shooting
in area.
07:08,.White Oak Rd., Shooting in
area.
06:21, N. Lake Ave., Assist public-
ATC.
S'06:00, 4261 Lakeview Dr.-Veteran's
Beach, Abandoned vehicle.
05:19, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
04:36, FHLP to FLSouth-ER Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Transport.
04:35, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
04:12, Fred Conner St., Civil dis-
pute.
,03:52, 3600 Commerce Center Dr.-
Sunny Hills , Assisted Living,
Suspicious incident.
03:43; Rail Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
03:04, Taylor St., Suspicious vehi-
cle.
02:58, 1310 Allamanda Bld-Stop
'N Shop No. 23, Suspicious vehicle.
02:55, 3600 S. Highlands Blvd.-
Highlands Regional Medical Center,
Assist public-ATC.
02:50, 350 U.S. 27 ,N.-Publix,
Suspicious person.
02:45, Hitakee Ave., Suspicious
person.
02:43, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Miscellaneous
incident.
02:33, 904 S. Florida Ave.-
Peppertree Apts., Warrant service.
02:24, E. Palmetto St., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
02:23,. Gale St., Warrant service.
02:16, 510 Grapefruit Ave.-Sebring
Paradise Apts., Disturbance.
01:58, Lake Haven Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
01:50, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
01:42, 6525 U.S. 27 N.-Quality Inn,
Suspicious incident.
01:40, S. DeSoto Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
01:31, Eddie Cannon St.,
Suspicious vehicle.
01:28, Ruck's Dairy Rd., Accident
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with unknown injury.
01:25, Kramer Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
01:04, 835 S. U.S. 27-Hide Away,
Disturbance.
01:03, S.R. 64, Reckless driver.
00:49, Beach Front area,
Suspicious vehicle.
00:38, 9119 U.S. 27 S.-Carlie
Lynn's Bar, Reckless driver.
00:23, U.S. 27, Drunk driver.
00:01, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Transport.

Dec. 20
On this day, Highlands County pub-
lic safety officials also ran calls for 2
missing juvenile, 57 traffic stops, 1
child abuse, 2 juvenile trouble (1 juve-
nile trouble delayed), 3 domestic dis-
putes (1 battery delayed, 1 verbal dis-
turbance-DV), and 11 alarms.
23:59, Sunshine Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:52, N. Self Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
23:43, 31 Chelsea St.-Thornberry
Apts., Suspicious incident.
23:40, 26 Camelot Ct.-Thornberry
Apts., Suspicious incident.
23:39, N. Self Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:27, 100 W. College Dr.-Florida
Addiction Center, Assist public-ATC.
23:27, Foal Path, Follow-up.
23:12, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehicle.
23:03, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Liberty
Plaza, Assist public-ATC.
23:01, Gaster Rd., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:59, U.S. 27, Radar request.
22:58, 1200 N. U.S. 27-Sunny
Pines Mobile Home Park, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
22:56, Ponce De Leon Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
22:54, Chatsworth St., Suspicious
incident.
22:49, N. Berkely Rd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
22:40, St. Lucie Street, Suspicious
incident.
22:38, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
22:24, Spur Path, Shooting in area.
22:23, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
22:21, 6126 U.S. 98-Spring Lake
Restaurant, Follow-up.
22:13, 121 Cumberland St.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Follow-up.
22:07, Hawthorne-Skate Park,
Suspicious vehicle.
22:01, Foal Path, Shooting in area.
21:54, 723 N. Ridgewood Dr.-The
Mix, Special detail.
21:45, Lawrence Ave., Burglary.
21:36, 4261 Lakeview Dr.-Veteran's
Beach, Suspicious vehicle.
21:15, Butler Ave., Verbal distur-
bance.
21:00, Hazel Rd., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
20:58, Par Rd., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
20:56, 600 N. U.S. 27-IHOP,
Burglary.
20:56, 362 U:S. 27 N.-Beall's
Outlet, Theft delayed.
20:39, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
20:34, S. Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Assist agency.
20:23, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Follow-
up.
20:22,. 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Verbal dis-
turbance.
20:20, Gramarcy Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
20:07, Washington Blvd., Property
found.
19:52, 4260 Lakeview Dr.-Sebring
Woman's Club, Criminal mischief/van-
dalism.
19:45, 4040 U.S. 27 S.-Sebring
Diner, Burglary delayed.
19:40, Exeter Rd., Shooting in area.
19:38, 800 U.S. 27 S.-Royal Palm
Bowling Center, Suspicious incident.
19:23, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
19:16, Tortoise Rd., Suspicious
incident.
19:11, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
19:02, 3250 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Theft IP.
18:55, S. Central Ave., Follow-up.
18:54, 6126 U.S. 98-Spring Lake
Restaurant, Criminal mischief/vandal-
ism.
18:46, Joe Hilton St., Suspicious
incident.
18:45, S.R. 70, Assist noise ordi-
nance.
18:38, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
18:36, Zion St., Verbal disturbance.
18:33, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
18:33, 426 School St.-School
Board, Burglary delayed.
18:29, W. Thomas St., Stolen vehi-
cle delayed.
18:25, Python Dr., Miscellaneous
incident.
18:21, 3600 S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical Center,
Follow-up.
18:16, Lake Clay Dr., Radar
request.
18:14, Sparta Rd., Follow-up.
18:11, 3015 Spinks Rd.-Fair Haven
Village Apts., Assist public-ATC.
18:06, S. Waldron Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
18:02, Sebring Hills Blvd.,
Shooting in area.
18:02, 4800 Haw Branch Rd.-
Country Club of Sebring, Special
detail.
17:55, Sebring Parkway, Accident
with unknown injury.
17:42, S.R. 70, Disabled vehicle.
17:41, W. Camphor St., Accident
with unknown injury.
17:24, Perch Ave., Felony,


fraud/embezzlement.
17:22, 3514 Kenilworth Blvd.-
Sebring High School, Special detail.
17:14, Woodbury Ave., Warrant
service.
17:06, 3250 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Follow-up.
16:50, Lake Ave., Reckless driver.
16:50, Covington Rd., Harassment
delayed.
16:48, Brynwood Lane, Reckless
driver.
16:45, S. Delaney Ave. Verbal dis-
turbance.
16:38, 1200 N. U.S. 27-Sunny
Pines Mobile Home Park, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
16:36, Bowman Ave., Suspicious


incident.
16:33, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Highway obstruction.
16:05, King Dr., Miscellaneous
incident.
15:59, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
15:50, W. Argonaut Rd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
15:47, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
15:40, Oak Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
15:39, E. Eucalyptus St.,
Suspicious incident.
15:37, Tangerine Rd., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
15:33, S. Waldron Ave., Follow-up.
15:29, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
incident.
15:26, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Transport.
15:23, LaGrande Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
15:22, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
15:17, 2131 Lakeview Dr.-
Fountainhead, Miscellaneous incident.
15:12, Summit Ave., Assist agency.
15:11, Woodmere St., Radar
request.
15:08, Cremona Ct., Assist public-
ATC.
15:08, Silk Oak St., Follow-up.
15:03, 5959 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Fairway Pines, Suspicious incident.
15:01, Catfish Creek Rd., Follow-
up.
14:53, Duane Palmer Blvd., Fire.
14:21, Aberdeen Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
14:20, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
14:03, 3250 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
13:55, 3600 S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical Center,
Accident without injury.
13:49, Eucalyptus St., Suspicious
incident.
13:46, 929 S. Main St.-Jalisco
Market, Suspicious incident.
13:43, Nautilus Dr., Trash/litter.
13:40, 3250 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Theft delayed.-
13:33, Eucalyptus Ave., Suspicious
incident.
13:29, Walnut St., Warrant service.
13:28, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
13:21, N. Berkley Rd.,
13:04, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Transport.
12:57, C.R. 29, Reckless driver.
12:57, 8 Silk Oak St.-Henderson's,
Animal complaint.
12:41, 4781 Southside Blvd.-
Professional Lawn Care, Theft
delayed.
12:41, Gould Rd. E., Follow-up.
12:29, Barn Owl St., Reckless driv-
er.
12:20, W. Thomas St., Follow-up.
12:15, No address, Assist public-
ATC.
11:54, W. Oxnard Rd., Suspicious
incident.
11:51, Lakeview Dr., Highway
obstruction.
11:47, 5306 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Sun
'N Lake Fire Dept. Station 07, Burglary
delayed.
11:40, Catfish Creek Rd., Fire.
11:25, 2050 U.S. 27 N.-Lowe's,
Accident without injury.
11:19, Iris Ave., Radar request.
11:14, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
Follow-up.
10:55, S. Marion Rd., Escort.
10:54, U.S. 27 N., Reckless driver.
10:54, Robin St., Civil dispute.
10:36, 1020 U.S. 27 S.-Publix,
Accident without injury.
10:36, 633 Lake June Rd.-Ole
Florida Raw Bar & Grill, Abandoned
vehicle.
10:26, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
09:59, S. Canal Blvd., Civil dispute.
09:58, Pomegranate Ave., Property
damage.
09:52, Citrus Blvd., Follow-up.
09:46, Vicki Terrace, Theft delayed.
09:43, U.S. 27 N.-Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Disabled vehicle.
09:36, Sunkist Ave., Suspicious
incident.
09:32, S.R. 70, Assist public-ATC.
09:31, Grouper Dr., Theft delayed.
09:28, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Abandoned vehicle.
09:25, FHH ER to Lakeland
Regional ER-Florida Hospital
Heartland, Transport.
09:21, Holmes Ave., Property dam-
age.
09:18, Flippen Ave., Follow-up.
09:15, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
09:09, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Follow-up.
08:57, 6225 U.S. 27 N.-Going
Postal, Suspicious person.
08:48, Ben Hicks St., Suspicious
incident.
08:32, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Suspicious inci-
dent.
08:01, C.R. 635, Abandoned vehi-
cle.
07:50, Mirror Wood Dr., Stolen
vehicle delayed.
07:50, 6225 U.S. 27 N.-Subway,
Assist agency.
07:37; 6225 U.S. 27 N.-Subway,
Suspicious person.
07:00, Gould Rd. E., Suspicious
incident.
06:43, E. Metcalfe St., Warrant
service.
06:36, Tulane Circle, Warrant serv-
ice.
06:21, Shoreline Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
05:55, Martin Luther King Terrace
Apts., Follow-up.
05:39, C.R. 621, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
05:02, S.R. 17, Assist noise ordi-
nance.


04:00, Bayview St., Warrant serv-
ice.
03:45, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Transport.
03:44, Glenwood Ave., Follow-up.
02:45, 1411 Roseland Ave.-L&M
Store, Suspicious incident.
02:42, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
02:34, Kite Ave., Warrant service.
02:28, 1033 Hal McRae Loop-
Palms of Lake Tulane, Warrant serv-
ice.
02:26, Main St., Suspicious per-
son.
02:05, U.S. 27 S., Suspicious vehi-
cle.
01:54, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Follow-up.


01:33, Gwen Hill St., Suspicious
vehicle.
01:11, 601 U.S. 27 N.-Plaza Chevy,
Suspicious person.
00:58, Flippen Ave., Disturbance
fight.
00:58, Highlands Ave., Suspicious
person.
00:56, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
00:43, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
00:41, 2451 U.S. 27 S.-Paul's
Harborside, Assist noise ordinance.
00:40, County Line Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
00:35, Park Dr., Suspicious vehicle.
00:10, Melrose Lane, Assist noise
ordinance.
00:09, Cody Way, Assist public-
ATC.
00:01, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehicle.

December 19
On this day, Highlands County pub-
lic safety officials also ran calls for 0
missing juvenile, 51 traffic stops, 1
child abuse (1 adult abuse), 3 juvenile
trouble (3 juvenile trouble delayed), 3
domestic disputes (2 battery, 1 battery
delayed), 0 suicide/attempted suicide,
0 EMS, 5 alarms and 1 fire alarm.
23:34, Magnolia Ave., Suspicious
person.
23:27, Lake Denton Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
23:24, C.R. 721, Accident without
injury.
23:21, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Transport.
23:21, Joe Hilton St., Suspicious
incident.
23:18, 629 N. Ridgewood Dr.-Shell
Food Mart, Theft delayed.
23:00, U.S. 27-Subway-LP, Follow-
up.
22:58, Flare Rd., Assist public-ATC.
22:55, Camaro Lane, Suspicious
vehicle.
22:54, Howard St., Suspicious per-
son.
22:48, U.S. 27/Lake Gr., Disabled
vehicle.
22:45, Lake Denton Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
22:35, Minerva St., Suspicious
incident.
22:33, Gardner Dr., Verbal distur-
bance.
22:25, Memorial Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:25, Wolfe Dr., Verbal distur-
bance.
22:23, 70 Plaza Ave.-Winn Dixie,
Accident without injury.
22:17, Warfield Place, Verbal dis-
turbance.
21:59, First St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
21:58, Singer St., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:56, N. Ridgewood Dr., Special
detail.
21:54, Sparta Rd., Follow-up.
21:50, Lime St., Harassment.
21:47, 3100 Golfview Rd.-Inn on
the Lakes, Civil dispute.
21:46, Lake Rachard Dr., Civil dis-
pute.
21:45, E. Tellico St., Burglary.
21:38; U.S. 27, DiSabled vehicle,
21:38, Singer St., Narcotics viola-
tion.
21:34, Lake Damon Rd., Highway
obstruction.
21:30, Riverway Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
21:28, Lake Ave., Shooting in area.
21:23, Rainbow Ave., Suspicious
incident.
21:11, Lake Denton Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
20:48, 620 S. Self Ave.-Durham
Martin Field, Suspicious vehicle.
20:44, 960 U.S. 27 N.-Kentucky
Fried Chicken, Chase/pursuit.
20:32, Pigeon Ave., Suspicious
incident.
20:29, Vera Dr., Burglary delayed.
20:25, Wilson Terrace, Assist noise
ordinance.
20:23; Sparta Rd., Burglary
delayed.
20:18, 205 W. Main St.-Village
Lounge, Suspicious person.
20:10, Circle Park Dr., Suspicious
incident.
19:50, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Transport.
19:29, S.R. 17 N., Disturbance.
19:20, Johnson Ave., Suspicious
person.
19:01, W. Myakka Rd., Suspicious
incident.
18:51, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
18:42, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehicle.
18:31, S.R. 64, Reckless driver.
18:31, N. Morningside Rd.,
Suspicious incident:
18:27, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
18:26, 1041 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Theft
delayed.
18:20, Westminster Rd.,
Harassment delayed.
18:18, Bristol St., Civil process.
18:11, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Follow-up.
18:08, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
18:04, U.S. 27-X2 (Dal Hall Blvd.),
Assist agency.
18:00, 4800 Haw Branch Rd.-
Country Club of Sebring, Special
detail.
17:45, Taseschee Dr., Harassment
delayed.
17:42, 702 U.S. 27 S.-Pizza Hut,
Assist public-ATC.
17:34, FHH ER to, FHLP 1229-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Transport.
17:22, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
17:21, Central Ave.-Lake Placid
Football Field, Special.detail.


17:04, Bristol St., Follow-up.
16:47, S. Waldron Ave., Follow-up.
16:47, Wightman Ave., Property
found.
16:45, 1561 N. Lakeview Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Harassment delayed.
16:26, Lake Ave., Highway obstruc-
tion.
16:24, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
16:22, FHH ER to TGH ER,
Transport.
16:20, W. Thomas St., Civil dis-
pute.
16:14, 2830 U.S. 27 N.-Market 27
Inc., Follow-up.
15:57, 434 N. Hazelton Rd.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Assist public-ATC.


15:42, Ruck's Dairy Rd.-S.R. 70
Near the bridge-Okeechobee, Reckless
driver.
15:38, C.R. 721, Reckless driver.
15:36, 1411 Roseland Ave.-L&M
Store, Suspicious incident.
15:35, 3514 Kenilworth Blvd.-
Sebring High School, Special detail.
15:30, Monza Dr., Civil process.
15:26, Hawthorne Dr.,
Miscellaneous incident.
15:21, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Warrant serv-
ice.
15:15, Woodruff Heights,
Harassment delayed.
15:05, Lakewood Rd., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
15:05, Hawthorne-Skate Park,
Trespassing.
14:44, 123 Main St.-Merlo
Taqueria, Suspicious person.
14:41, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
14:40, 121 Country Club Dr.-
Lakeshore Towers, Civil dispute.
14:40, 501 S. Commerce St.-
Government Center, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
14:39, 3540 N. U.S. 27 S.-
Highlands Independent Bank, Property
lost.
14:38, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
14:34, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
14:33, Citrus Blvd., Assist public-
ATC.
14:28, 110 E. Main St.-Avon Park
City Hall, Assist public-ATC.
14:17, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Miscellaneous incident.
13:59, No address, Assist public-
ATC.
13:59, Interlake Blvd., Suspicious
person.
13:53, Memorial Dr., Accident with
unknown injury.
13:52, 121 Country Club Dr.-
Lakeshore Towers, Civil dispute.
13:50, 307 N. Chloe Terrace-
Sebring Police Department, Burglary
delayed.
13:46, Lake Betty Dr., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
13:40, Catfish Creek Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
13:31, 920 Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie
Brown Park, Suspicious person.
13:31, Monza Dr., Follow-up.
13:24, Memorial Dr., Accident with
unknown injury.
13:22, 2830 U.S. 27 N.-Market 27
Inc., Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
13:14, 108 N. Aaron Dr.-Placid
Arms Apts., Stolen or lost tag.
' 13:11, 500 E. Center Ave.-Sebring
Middle School, Suspicious incident.
13:09, 3303 Kenilworth Blvd.-
Mobil Mart, Suspicious incident.
13:06, Buck St., Sexual offender.
13:05, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
13:04, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department,
Miscellaneous incident. .
13:00, DeSoto Rd., Accident with-
out injury.
12:50, Georgia St., Reckless driver.
12:48, Golf Villas Ct., Sexual


offender.
12:47, 177 S. U.S. 27-J & A Drive
Thru, Accident without injury.
12:47, Granada' Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
12:44, King's Ct., Sexual offender.
12:43, 304 E. Tellico St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Felony, fraud-
embezzlement.
12:36, Florida Ave., Suspicious
person.
12:36, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
12:36, 3310 U.S. 27 S.-Cross
Country Automotive, Accident without
injury.
12:35, 1700 Flare Rd.-Alan Jay
Nissan, Assist with VIN check.
12:32, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Follow-
up.
12:30, Elmwood Dr., Miscellaneous
incident.
12:26, Chloe Terrace, Burglary
delayed.
12:17, 1450 U.S. 27 S.-Rodney's
Auto Repair, Assist with VIN check.
12:11, Hal McRae Loop, Assist
agency.
12:09, Lakeview Dr., Obstruction
on highway.
12:08, 116 Chicane Dr.-Genpak,
Warrant service.
11:57, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Follow-up.
11:51, S.R. 17, Assist public-ATC.
11:45, 100 N. Lake Ave.-First
Baptist Church of Avon Park, Escort.
11:35, 135 Park St.-Shiloh Baptist
Church, Trespassing.
11:17, Roadrunner Ave., Reckless
driver.
11:16, U.S. 27,.Radar request.
11:08, 1561 Lakeview Dr.-Jackson
Shores, Miscellaneous incident.
11:02, 1704 U.S. 27 N.-Petco,
Animal complaint.
11:00, Interlake Blvd., Accident
without injury.
10:47, Manatee Dr., Suspicious
incident.
10:46, Porsche Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
10:42, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Suspicious
incident.
10:36, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assist agency.
10:35, Tulane Circle, Civil process.
10:28, E. Palmetto St., Animal
complaint.
10:25, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Property lost.
10:19, 629 N. Ridgewood Dr.-Shell
Food Mart, Stolen vehicle.
10:12, 8 N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid
Police Department, Civil dispute.
10:09, Lakeview Dr., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
10:00, 2300 Bayview St.-Lakeview
Mobile Home Park, Suspicious inci-
dent.
09:46, 3003 U.S. 27 N.-Cozier's
Campers Ranch, Assist public-ATC.
09:37, Sam Asbury Ave., Stolen
vehicle delayed.
09:23, S. Orange St., Suspicious
vehicle.
09.18; Ward Rd., Suspicious per-


son.
09:05, 5223 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Sun
'N Lake Improvement District, Follow-
up.
09:04, S. DeSoto Ave.,
Disturbance.
09:00, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
08:57, 110 Medical Centers,
Suspicious incident.
08:56, Ridgewood Dr., Follow-up.
08:49, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Harassment delayed.
08:43, 700 E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Transport.
08:31, S. DeSoto Ave.,
Trespassing.
08:21, Hickory Ridge Lane,
Highway obstruction.
08:17, Melody Lane, Sexual offend-
er.
08:15, Tayloe Lane, Suspicious
incident.
08:11, Evanston St., Theft delayed.
08:10, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Accident with unknown
injury.
08:04, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Accident without injury.
08:02, Cleveland Rd., Sexual
offender.
07:48, Oak Knolls Circle, Warrant
service.
07:46, Garwood Ave., Sexual
offender.
07:33, 202 Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
Placid High School, Suspicious per-
son.
07:29, Wightman Ave., Sexual
offender.
07:19, Commerce Ave., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
07:16, S.R. 17, Assist public-ATC.
07:10, Dunn Ave., Trash/litter.
06:59, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
06:42, Martin St., Fire.
06:17, 15601 S.R. 70-E.-
Kissimmee River Fishing Resort,
Sexual offender.
06:16, 3027 U.S. 27 S.-Walgreen's,
Suspicious incident.
06:06, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Transport.
02:56, 901 U.S. 27 S.-Circle K No.
8535, Suspicious person.
02:45, 1118 W. Hall St.-Shady Hill
Apts., Assist noise ordinance.
01:57, Vantage Circle, Assist
agency.
01:52, 1027 Lakeview Dr.-Waters
Edge Apts., Civil dispute.
01:32, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
01:04, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Transport.
00:41, 210 Sebring Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill, Suspicious
incident.
00:23, 918 S. Verona Ave.-Hick's
Apts., Harassment.
00:22, Fernway St., Harassment
delayed.
00:05, 1070 U.S. 27 N.-Citgo
Station Stop 'N Shop No. 10, Burglary.
00:01, Lewis Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.


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Page 11A


CHALK TALK


SFCC recognizes students for academic excellence


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - South Florida
Community College recognizes
those students who have pursued and
achieved academic excellence dur-
ing the course of study at the col-
lege.
Students are named to the
Presidents List for receiving a
semester grade point average
between 3.8 and 4.0. Avon Park stu-
dents named to the fall 2008
President's List were Jesse D.
DiSano, Shawn D. Englehard, Sheila
L. Figueroa, Chelsea E. Green, John
B. Hunnicutt, Summer E. Miller,
Brittany M. Murphy, Rebecca L.
Schneemann, Amber N. Schrader,
Jeswell Soltero, Jonnathan D.


Soltero, Ariel L. Vuto, Danielle A.
West, Karen E. Whall, and Jerry L.
Wright.
Lake Placid students named to the
President's List were Megan D.
Antonio, Tanya E. Boatwright,
Tammy L. Fowler, Allison J. Gilde,
Jose M. Hernandez, Kaylee E.
Hwang, Sarah L. Norris, Breanna K.
Rollins, and Cara N. Worth
Sebring students named to the
President's List were Matthew C.
Barber, Ashley D. Beckstrom,
Steven J. Camillieri, Jeffrey L.
Coleman, Sarah N. Davis, Cole J.
Day, Nicole M. DeLa Rosa, Alyssa
A. Diaz, David T. Doherty,
Christopher J. Dubberly, Jennifer L.
Eldredge, Ashley S. Falis, Jenna M.


Freeland, Ashley E. Goossens,
Christian P. Hawkey, Tanya L.
Huter, Francis M. Kane III, Seth A.
Keitel, Jordan E. Liebold, Hong T.
Nguyen, David O. Ontermaa, Dean
M. Petersen, Tathiana M. Rodgers-
Negron, Shannon L. Smith, Bobbi J.
Snell, John M. Theodo, Michelle D.
Trujillo, Christine M. Tudor, and
Alexis E. Willey.
Students are named to the Vice
President's List for receiving a grade
point average between 3.5 and 3.79.
Avon Park students named to the fall
2008 Vice President's List were
Damarys Bernardino, Benjamin F.
Brown Jr., Timothy M. Devlin,
Pitacio Gamez, Jacqueline N.
Johnson, Zachary L. Lehman,


Chelsea L. Longabaugh, Anabel
Marin, Stefan J. Niere, Yamilet I.
Pena, Nusrat J. Sharmin, Kenneth P.
Sheffield, Adam R. Singletary,
Melissa M. St. Pierre, Jarrod B.
Strickland, Thomas C. Underwood,
and James W. Wood III.
Lake Placid students named to the
Vice President's List were Katherine
J. Altvater, Michael D. Downs,
Juanita Escamilla, Yesica Hurtado,
Patricia A. Kelley, Kristen N.
Massung, Bryan E. Mielke, Dustin J.
Taylor, and Cristina Torres.
Sebring students named to the
Vice President's List were Rachel E.
Ashley, Jennifer R. Bordin, Carlito
J. Caracut Jr., Marlene B. Cardoza,
Sarah D. Cleveland. Noah


Cocanougher, Caroline M. Colby,
Nataliya Cox, Closere Damis II,
Thomas L. Davenport, Shawna E.
Dennis, Kayla E. Dunn, Antonio I.
Feniello, Jeffrey E. Freimuth,
Forrest M. Gooding, Elic W. Kirby,
Julianne T. Lind, Erin K. McFarland,
Patricia B. Miller, Amber L.
Montross, Tasha Morales, Mariette
N. Nagib, Elijah J. Ogden, Kelly L.
Pelham, Addie L. Proctor, Rikki D.
Ragland, Jamila F. Reid, Kaitlin D.
Rosendahl, Sara L. Sebring, Lisa N.
Taylor, Mandy L. Williard, .and
James C. Young.
Venus 'student Wendy L.
Summerson was named to the fall
2008 Vice President's List.


SFCC to host ELNEC starting Jan. 13


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - South Florida Community
College's Corporate and Continuing Education
Department, in conjunction with Hope
Hospice, will host the End-of-Life Nursing
Education Consortium, a five-week series of
core curriculum modules for community and
hospice nurses, social workers, chaplains, and
interested students.
The ELNEC offers a format during conven-
ient times for busy professionals and students,
with classes repeated over the course of five
weeks. There is no charge, and participants
will earn one continuing education unit for
each module. Presenters are certified ELNEC
educators, Hope Hospice employees, and cer-
tified hospice and palliative care nurses. The
schedule of classes is as follows:
* Nursing Care at the End of Life and
Cultural Considerations in End of Life Care -
Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan 14
* Symptom Management and Communi-


cation at End of Life - Tuesday, Jan. 20 and
Wednesday, Jan. 21
* Pain Management and Ethical Legal
Issues - Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan.
28
* Preparation and Care for the Time of
Death and Grief, Loss and Bereavement -
Tuesday, Feb. 3 and Wednesday, Feb. 4
* Achieving Quality Care at the End of
Life and Careers with Hope Hospice -
Tuesday, Feb 10 and Wednesday, Feb. 11
Classes will be held from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9
p.m. Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday in Building G, Room 102, at the
SFCC Highlands Campus.
Pre-registration is encouraged. To register,
contact SFCC Registration at 784-7134 or
784-7416.
For more information, contact Lorrie Key,
coordinator, SFCC Corporate and Continuing
Education, at 784-7033. SFCC will be closed
for winter break, Dec. 20-Jan. 4.


Pair of

Sebring

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honor from

Foundation

for Excellence

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Sebring Middle School
teacher Angie Spencer (left)
and Woodlawn Elementary
School teacher Kendra Fout
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Excellence Award and were
each chosen as teacher of
the year. They stand with
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Letters


Dear Santa,
I've been a good boy. I
would like a scooter.
Love Zachary Doorlag
Age 5 - Sebring

Dear Santa,
I want a wii keyboards,
night vison a oggles a car for
my sister, coller for my cat.l
promise to be better.
Gary Johnson III
Age 6 - Sebring

Dear Santa,
My name is Illeona and
I've been a good girl. For
Christmas I would like a lit-
tle Mermaid bike, a car, dol-
lies, games and lots of other
toys. I want all the kids to
get toys and love. Thank you.
P.S. Happy Birthday Baby
Jesus.
Illeona Miller
Age 3 - Lake Placid

Dear Santa,
I would like to say hello to
you and tell you what I want
for Christmas plus I would
like to say I belive in you no
matter what OK! My
Christmas list I want:
(1) Ripstick (white) (2)
Raw v.s Smackdown 2009
(playstation 2) (3)
Hornswoggle action figure
(4) Jeff Hardy shirt & jacket
(5) Jeff Hardy Bandg (6)
Football supplies (7) Michael
Jordan shoes (8) Jeff Hardy
or John Cena bedset (9)
Elemination chamber match.
(10) Michael Jordan chain.
(11) $50 gift card to Wal-
Mart (12) Nyja Houston
autograph. (13) DC school-
house shoes (14) MP3 player
(15) Ticket close to Sebring
for WWE it can be in
Orlando (16) Square big dia-
mond earrings. (17) Bobby
Lashly action figure (18)
South Pole Jacket. Christmas
rules, Santa also rules.
Biki Johnson
Age 10 - Sebring

Dear Santa,
(1) Art set (2) South pole
jacket (3) Bible (4) concuri-
ton paper (5) MP3 player (6)
My Family
Devante Edwards
Age 8 - Sebring

Dear Santa,
i Love you Santa
i Love PResenTs.
and i. wiLL Give you
cookies
From Madison 1 2 3 4 5
NiNTenDoDs unDerDoG
BARBie PooteR SouND Two
SantacLause

Dear Santa,
I want a motor scooter s I
can ride faster to my friends
house. Also my other friend
has one and we can race
together. I want more thing
such as an American-Girl
Doll clothes and two beds
Also I have been verygood!
Haven I? Have a Merry
Christmas.
Your friend, Taylor
Bateman
Mrs. Shingle's Class

Dear Santa,
Can you please get me a
psp for Christmas? I been
wanting it ever since last
year. I am counting on you
and I want a laptop. My mom
said I deserve it because I
work hard in school for pres-
ents.
Your Friend Tommy
Dunlap

Dear Santa,
Something I would like
fore Christmas is a
Playstation 2. Because I like
a soccer game so I can it with
my brother. I had some
games of soccer. Me and my
brothers like to play soccer
games. Because I would like
it to play it with my brothers.
Sincerely Rolando Garcia


Dear Santa,
I am so happy that Santa is
coming to town. I what a
Play station 3 and nintendo
Wil and a DS. That is what I
want for Chrismas. Because I
been good in class and do 20
things.


Your friend J'vonne
Grahan

Dear Santa,
I have been good this year
because I do my work and
jobs. Please, can I have a
nintendo ES. I want it
because you can play cool
games. My favorite are my
little pets shop, Petz, and
My Petz. I have left some
cookies and milk. Merry
Christmas!
Your friend, Lusia Torres

Dear Santa,
I want the wii for
Christmas, Because my
cousin has one and it is Fun.I
play with it all the time.
When I go to my cousin's
house. I've been good all
year. This is another Present I
want My meebas.Merry
Christmas Santa.
Your Friend, Yanellis
Linares

Dear Santa,
I want some Boniculs Big
and SmaLL size;
All of the gHost riders; all
three of Hi5 Bikes weapons,
and aLL three of HIM.
I also want abunch of Dale
earnhart StuFF. and Dale
earnhart Jr.
Because Ive been a good
student.
Your Friend Doniel
Schoneck

Dear Santa,
I want for Christmas is
a Bratz toy because I
want to give it to girl
named Brooke. I want
my mom and my dad to
have the best Christmas
ever.I want for Christmas a
Bratz Magic Hair Color
too.I have been really good at
school and at home too. I
have been working really
hard too. I have been getting
100 and A's too on my tests
too.I have been good for my
teacher too.
Your friend, Christan
Copeland

Dear Santa,
I want a WII for Christmas
and so does my
brother.Because you can
swing the controller and you
move instead tapping the but-
ton I wish my mom could get
me one but if you could get
me one Santa I Would be
happy.
Your Friend Carlos
Esparza

Dear Santa,
I want a new barbie. I want
it to be HannaMontana
because I Love her CD.s. I
want some more Hanna
Montana songs.I do want the
High School Musical 3. I will
make you some delicious
cookies and melk. I think I
should have those things
because I have ben good.
Your Frend Katrina Scholl

Dear Santa,
I have a few things I want
for Christmas.I want a Polly
Pocket Ultimate boat.A dou-
ble baby stroler.But what I
want most is the best
Christmas for me and my
family.That's what I want
most.
I want the boat because I
have been super good.I want
the stroler because I worked
hard to get all A's.I want the
best Christmas ever because
my dad works late.Thats why
I want it.
Your friend Halie Strey

Dear Santa,
I want my own computer. I
deserve my computer because
it is a fun thing. I love com-
puter so much you can do
lots of things with a comput-
er. I will take so much care
of It. That is what I want.
Your Friend, Mikiah
Lawton


Dear Santa,
I deserve a laptop and a
phone. Another thing I want
is a car. So Santa Please can
you to my house and putit
under my Chirstmas tree.I'll
leave you some cookies with


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some milk by the tree. I want
these things because I have
been very good ever since
December the 1.
Your friend Cierra
Nicholas

Dear Santa,
I want for Christmas a pear
pod. It can do a lot of things
other phone can't do. It is
cool.I want it because my
mom "said that I been very
good so I have one but she
doesn't have enough
money.All she has is $50.
Your Friend, Savannah
Hammond

Dear Santa,
I want a Webkin I hear it's
the new rage with kid's.You
can buy it clows andstuf. You
can also go on the Internet
and Play with it.
Why do I want it Because
of the thing's I'v herd adowt
it.
Your friend Tempie Sapp


Dear Santa,
For Christmas, I would
like a Nerf N Strike Longshot
Gun,Fuzon scooter and a
Kick-it schooter.So my broth-
er can skate with me.
I can't wait till Christmas.
It's Jesus's Birthday.
Sincerely, Kenyon
Chandler

Dear Santa,
For Christmas, I would
like gameboy, a game for
the gameboy called Pirates of
theCarriabean,and a book
called Beast Quest Ferno the
Fire Dragon.I want a game-
boy because I want to play
something other than my PSP
and my Play station 3. I also
want a game for the gameboy
so I can play with the game-
boy. I want a book so I can
read when I'm done with my
work and playing games.
Merry Christmas!
Sincerely, Edgar
P.S. Please write back!

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like
an Ipod, and an Laptop, and
to go to the NorthPole to see
you and your elvs with Mrs.
Claus. And why I really want
these thing because I want
alpod because sometime I
like to listen to music and
why I want a Laptop so I can
have my own so I have to use
the house computer and why
I want to go to the
Nourthpole to visit you and
all the People there a Santa I
just want to be a cute little-
girl and a smart little girl and
I want to see the present that
you bring me when I wake up
in the morning. Merry
Christmas Santa.
Sincerely, Shancorevia

Dear Santa,
For christmas, I wold like


to come to The Noth pole and
visitit, The elvees and rein-
deers andMrs.Clausa. I know
you are real and you bring us
presents.even Though other
people think you aret's.My
teacher Thinlh s you are real,
too. She even showed the
class a book with real pic-
tures ofreindeer flying. We
even saw your village
Through the fog at Noth pole.
Demahrion Lewis

Dear Santa,
For christmas, I would like
a new skate board, Super
Smash brose brawle? and a
Nintendo D.S. I would like a
new skate board because I
Love to ride them and my
other one is broken. I would
like a Super Smash brose
brawle game for my Wii
because my brotherand I
Like the game. I would like a
Nintendo DS because Some
of my friends have one.
Sincerely, Aaron Timpe
Merry Chistmas Santa.


Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a wii
a new dog and a latop. I want
a wii because me and my sis-
ter can play with it all day. I
want a newdog because he
can play with me after
shool.I want a laptop so I can
chat with my friends on
online when I'm done with
no school work I can chat with
them.
I like you a lot, Santaclaue
you are a good person for
bringing us presents.
Sincerely, Alessandra
DeLeon

Dear Santa,
For Cristmas, I want a
Laptop, a CD Player With
earbuds, and a big, suffend
horse. My brothers, Joshua,
Waht a remote Control car
My brother, Joseph, Wants a
remote Cotro air Plane.
Wanda Liz Melendez

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like
a remotecontrolcar.But I
wouldlike some shoes and a
lap top too,I think that will.
be cool.I what I want in the if
you give it to me.I been a
good boy.I hope you have a
Merry Christmas.And HoHo
Ho to you!!! I like
Christmas!I want to have a
good Christmas and a good
time.
Suncerely, James Beck

Dear Santa,
For christmas,I would like
a wii,a two wheel scooter,and
speed skates.I would really
like a Wii because it has a
Wireless control. I also want
a Scooter So I can ride
around where ever I want.I
Want Speed Skates I Love
them. Santa you're cooL
because you Send toys
around the world. Write me


back,please, and tell me has
Mrs. CLaus is doing.Bye for
now.
Merry Christmas, Santa
Sincerely, Deven Goodhue

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like
a Wii,a dog,and a Hannah
Motana barbie. I would like a
Wii because I think it will be
a fun way to make the time
go by.I would like a cute dog
because it is a good thing to
play with.I would like a
Hannah Motana because I
have a Lot of barbies but I
don't have a celebrity Barbie
and I think it would be cool
to have one.You're the best
person in the world!
Merry Christmas, Santa!
Sincerely, Gennell Ward

Dear Santa,
Chrismaiscoming soon. I
can't wate intel you live my
Presents ndse what I whant.
I whant a I Pod and a toch
screen it is a sell foon. a lap-
top a Playstachon. I Whant
the crimes songs. and
Chrisma movies, and I Whant
You to buy me things that I
cold like and Plese can you .
Bring somting for my family.
Sincerly, Sinai Rojas,
your fare.
P.S. Promise me you will
Bring my Presens. thank you.

Dear Santa,
I hope lam not on the noty
list becudes I count presents.
I can't wait for Christmas. I
am going to wait and the pre-
sans and me and my grandma
might have a Chrismas party.
I hope you and my elfs
state safe an you are rid-
ing to my houws my
chemnis cinds Be
calea.
Demetris


Dear Santa,
Christmas is coming
soon.I love to see a pic-
ture of you, your wife, and
your reindeers.If you come. to
my house will have some
cookies and milk. And I want
a gameboy, some shoes, a
girl coder, and a baby alive.
From a little girl in
Sebring.
Tomysha Dunlap

Dear Santa,
Christmas is coming soon.
I can't wait until you come
bring me a new game for Wii
gameboy ad vancer game.
hope you come soon.
Sincerely, Chris Crivello

Dear Santa,
How are You and mrs.
Calas and your elfs I hope
you give me my ? to stuff
like a Wii DS, phone, golf
cart and that is all I want for
Christmas.
Tommy

Dear Santa,
As you know Christmas is
coming soon.I can't wait to
hear you cruching on my
cookies that I made for you. I
think I 've been a perty good
girl. So I will help you name
some thing to get me for
christmas some boots, cloths,
Bracelet, A Dora doll, a psp,
touch scren, XBox 360, PS3,
laptop, ninetodoeds.
Your biggest fan, Tykena
Vazquez
P.S. Ho, Ho, Ho, merry
Christmas hope you have a
Safe trip.

Dear Santa,
Christmas is coming soon
it I can't wait toyoucometo
My house if you go to the
kitchen it will be a little note
on the table for you Santa it
problay a fun riot to youit is
afun note to me I Love
Christmas because Jeuses
was orn onchristmas and that,
is a good thing Santa I want:
a Scoor andl want a comment
andlot of presnet I hope I get
this.
Jannisha Moffatt

Dear Santa,
I have ben pretty good this
year all I want is PSP,and I
want Smack Down vs. Raw
2009 with it I want Jeff


Harrd HHH Achtionfiger
Pickmore present for me
Your biggest fan, Neal
McDaniel
P.S. I will leave cookies
and a real phone.

Dear Santa,
Christmas is coming soon.
I can't wait to hear you and I
want to tell you that I Love
Christmas because it's celli-
brating gods birthday.I'm so
excited to see what you have
brought me.I feel that I have
been pretty good.So to help
you out please enjoy the
fresh bage of cookies and
milk on my table. So here is
what I want, A bratz doll, a
big House of doll and many
more I want.I Love you.
Your biggest fan, Claudia
Falcon
P.S. Look for treats around
my table.

Dear Santa,
I can 't wait for crismis I
hope you think I been pretty
good! the main thing I want
is a baby alive and a store
that fake food come with it.I
hope you have a great
crismus.
Your biggest fan, a young
girl from Sunny Florida.
Earlnajah Collins

Dear Santa,
Christmas is coming soon.I
Really can not wait to see
you what you have bought
me.To hear you. Here is the
stuff I Whant. A bike, Bratz,
BaBie Dolls. and many other
stuff. Don't bother giving
Rosemary Burke

Dear Santa,
I can't wait until
Christmas. I'm so excited.
You must have a big list uof
good People and a little list
of bad People Some bad
People last year had ben
good but hear is some of the
Thing I won't a pair of
Shoes, Clothes, and a fair
Jacket and any thing elos for
me.
From a little girl in Avon
Park Florida, Malia King

Dear Santa,
Christmas is coming
soon.As younow know what
maybe you don't because I
kelp it in my head for a long
time.I want a bike, Wii, bas-
ketballgoal, basketball,
psp,ps3 ,aptopNintendods,
ipod touch,and I want a touch
screen.As you kno my State I
live in is Florida in my City
is Avon Park your biggest
fan, P.S.I will have some
good treat for you.
Sincerly your biggest fan,
Keeshawn McNeil


Dear Santa,
I am glad that Chrismas is
coming Soon. I love
Chrismas. Chrismas is my
favorite holiday. When
Chrismas come I'am so
happy and proud when
Chrismas came.
From a little gril in
Sebring Florida.
Coco Love

Dear Santa,
I would like a ninten DO
DS for Christmas.
Thank you Austin Ancheta

Dear Santa,
For christmas I would
liked bike, walle toy, Walle
DvDs and SpongeboB bean.
Thank you Brian McAudig

Dear Santa,
I would like a set of lazer
tags and a remote control
robot for christmas.
Thank you David Eurek

Dear Santa,
For chRisTmas I Would
Like a Skate boaRd.
Thank you Jacob Torres


Dear Santa,
For CHRISTMaS I would
like A Buzz IIJHI YEAR.
Thank you Noah
Springsteen

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I wan't an airplane who
flies a Laptop a i Pod and a
bg monster truck a best pres-
ent for my Family would it
be a new car with a TV for
Smy dad anmom Please Santa
and a fourwheeler with gas
sen t throu cause I have two
brother and me and a new
radio for my Little brother.
Please Sant
Thank you I was good.
Anais Oris
I live in Avon Park

North Pole
Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is
a videogame and a toy.
Sincerely Jesse Millan

North Pole
Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is
a videogame, bike, shoes and
Toys.
Sincerely, Teon-Tay

North Pole
Dear, Santa
SAll I want for Christmas
isa bike, videogame, clothes,
shoes, socks, money, toys,
and love.
Sincerely, Maria

Dear Santa,
Merry Chistmas to Santa.
My name is Sydney I was
wondering how you and Mrs.
Clause are doing at the North
Pole I et you are doing good
These is a Chistmas spirit
poen Just for you roses are
red vilets are blue this is how
much I believe in you.
Love Sydney - You are the
best
Merry Chistmas

Dear santa claus,
Hi! My name is Gavin,
How are you and your elves
doing? Heres a pamem for
you: Santa, nice Santa,
Special Awsome,Great nice
Santa, Santa
Sooting
Awesome
nice
tender
Amazing Santa
Here's another pbem: -


Aren't they great! Have a
Merry Christmas to an awe-
some Santa!
Love. Gavin Burger

Dear Santa Claus.
Hi! Mv name is Lisette. Is
everything doing okay in the
North l'ole? These are the
things I want lor Christmas:
A doll of Hannah Montanah,
Bratz Girlz. really rock doll
of Yasmin. Hanna Montanh
when She is at the beach, a
pencil ofl Christmas, a pen of
Christmas, a book, a teddy
bear and that's all.
Love. Lisete Montoya-
Cisneros
P.S. Happy Christmas

Dear Santa Clause,
Hi my name is Kaelyn
Riffle. I hope you have a
Merry Christmas at the North
Pole.l am a very happy child.
I am thankful for you,and I
am thankful for yourelves
doing all the toy making.I
will believe in you for the
rest of my life.I might leave
you a present under the tree,
or make you a present.
Love, Kaelyn Riffle
P.S. Here are two poems.
Roses are red violets are
blue I love U and Mrs.
Clause too!
Special
Always nice
North Pole
terrific
awesome

Dear Santa,
Hi! My name is Kiana. I
hope you are having a good
year How are the elves? Are
they doing alot of work?
How is Mrs. Claus? Well, for
Christmas I will have a pres-
ent under the tree! You have
given me presents,so I will
give you a present Hope you
like it! Santa! Santa Chistmas
Best thing ever! Christmas is
here!
Love Kiana Walsh

Dear Santa Claus,
My name is Hayley. I want
a wii, year supply of
candy.and a good
Christmas.1 hope you, Mrs..


Claus, and the elves have a
great Christmas too. Santa
just because you,I will allway
Love Christmas. This year
want youto have a present
too. I will give you present
this year.Look for it under
the tree.
Love, Hayley Jamera
Super
Amazing
Nice
Todaly
Awsome

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi! My name is Arturo and
this is my poem for you.You
are special And Nice you are
a Isa Thoughtfuland you are
an Amazing Santa.I hope you
liked it and I hope you like
my present.I will get you a
present.Look for it on
Christmas Eve.Here is a clue
Look for it under the
Christmas tree on Christmas
Eve.
Love Santa Claus and
Ms.Clause
Thank you Santa
Claus.Please write back soon.
Love, Arturo Guardado

Dear Santa,
Hi, my name is Kendall
Gillotti and I want so many
things for Christmas.This
year I want to tell you some-
thing. There will be a present
right under the tree just for
you! Of course I will also
have cookies and milk!
Love, Kendall Gillotti X-O

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi! My name is Madison
Leaphart. I hope that every-
thing is going well with you
and your elves.I think it is
going good with all your toys
in your factory. My mind is
about to explode.Your so nice
to everybody,SoI am going to
make you a special gift so
look, by the cookies, it i'll be
there. Look! hope you like it.
Love, Madison Leaphart

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi!My name is Joyce
Morales-Duran. I hope you
like my little surprise under
the tree this Christmas Eve.1


hope you bring me what I
want for Christmas.l hope
you bring me what I want for
next Christmas. I love
Christmas.
Love your friend, Joyce
Morales-Duran
P.S. Happy Christmas

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi! my Name si Maliek. I
hope all is well at the factory.
I hope you and Mrs. Claus
are doing well.
Maliek McCray

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi my name is Yadiel
Martinez. I hoope you can
get me what I want for
Christmas.I also hope you
can get what my sister wants,
too.My sister and I got some-
thing on our list that we
always wanted.We hope you
get it for us. We have some-
thing for you on the table.
From your friend, Yadiel
Martinez

Dear Santa Claus,
Hi! My name is Nordia
Simmonds.I hope all is going
well with you and your elves
at the North Pole. You are
always doing nice things for
others.I thought I would do
something nice for you.On
Chrismas Eve I will have a
gift with your name on it and
a beautiful wrappings.I'll
make sure ithas your name
on it.I have a new wrapping
that will fit right with the
theme of the holiday year.
Love Nordia Simmonds
Dear Santa Claus,
Hi.My name is Jessica
Jones.I hope you are doing
well and also your elves.
This is a list to tell you what
I want for Christmas. Please
send me a listofwhat you
want.I will try to leave you a
gift.I would like : a scooter, a
basketball, anda cell phone,
clothes. P.S. Do not forget to
send me a letter of what you
want.
Special
Asome
Nice
Thoughtful
Amazing Clause


Love, Jessica Jones

Dear Santa,
Hi! My name is Taylor.I
hope you are having a nice
Christmas. Oh! your elves
too! This year my wish is to
see you and your reindeer.
Tell Mrs. Claus I miss her. I
will believe inyou for the rest
of my life.Tell the elves to
keep working very hard on
those toys! Little kids are
looking forward to receiving
them.
Roses are red, Vilots are
blue, I love U and Mrs. Claus
too!
Love Taylor Nelson

Dear Santa,
I just hope you. can keep
christmas going.I only have
one question for you then I'll
tell you some other things.I
want to ask you if you ever
get to old, and die, who's
going to continue your gener-
ation for christmas.I hope
you can answer that question.
What I want to ask you
for is to please change my
brother,and give my family
the best christmas wev'e had
in years.Please try to get my
mom, my brother, and my
things that we put on our
Christmas lists.
Sincerly, Kevin

Dear Santa,
I wish that it would snow
in Floda and we would have
happyness in the world. I
also what to thank you for
the presits that you have giv-
gin me.I will Leave you some
cookies and milk plus a
serise. I can't what for you
this year
Love, Reann

Dear Santa,
Thanke you for the won-
derfull gifts. This year I want
a baby Alive Learn to go
potty, A sleeping bute ye do
or with faries. I want a brats
magick hive coler dool. A
brats house with a cloey
dool.
Your friend, Karen


Dear Santa,


Thank you for every thing
you have gave me all these
years. I really love them and
I also play with them or use
them. Thank you for all of
them.I can't wait what you
will give me this year.I really
don't care sometimes what
you give me.
Now I'm going to tell you
what I want for this year, but
first I'm going to tell you my
name. Hi, my name is
Nathalie, Thank you, Santa
for all the stuff you gave me.
What I want this year is
maybe some clothes. My size
for my shirts is 9 or 10. My
shorts or pants or skirts size
is 9 or 10 too.If you can, can
you buy me some pair of
shoes for school and sandals
for home.I also want a DS or
a gam board.I also want a
video game, or a Play station
2 or 2.If you are going to buy
me a DS or playstation 2 or
3, can you please bring
games with them.I also want
a Wii.
Next I'm going to talk
about special things around
my house. I have some color-
ful a beatyful lights. There a
alot of them.We also might
get a small, medium, or a big
christmas tree.I also might
leave you some cookies with
milk.
Last I'm going to talk
about you to have a great
time. I hope you have an
awesome day on Christmas
day. Have wonderful day.I
love you Santa.
Merry Christmas
Nathalie

Dear Santa,
Hello, Merry christmas. I
hope you hade a good sum-
mer surfing.I went on a
suse.It was very very
reaxling.
Thank you for all the
presents from last year. they
where wonderful. I loved
them all.I did not think that
you would really bring me a
real shotgun.
Merry Christmas, Your Pal:
Josh

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Dear Santa,
Thankyou for my
American girl Nickey and the
DS game anmial docter. This
year I want a new pair of ear-
ings and the new DS game
Pony Friends. I what because
new earings most of my other
earings got lost.l want the
new DS game Pony Friends
because I use to have but I
lost it. Have a safe trip.There
will be reindeer food in the'
yard.
Your friend, Rachel

Dear Santa,
Thank you for the toys you
gave me and my sister. Like
the psa and my sister doll.
This year I w ant a Lego
batman The video game,
Force unleashed the video,
basketball, basketball Hoop,
and that's all.
Here are some things you
need to known. First, we
have a dog so be careful.
Second don't let eneybudy
see you. Thrid you don't
have to feed the reindeer we
have that covered.
Oh and have a good tri-
pandfly safe.
your friend Xander

Dear Santa,
Thank you for every single
thing you Brought me and it
was so fun to play and use all
.of them last year for chris-
mas.
Next I want a DS for chris-
mas, a Wii, the game rock
Band with the guitar drums, a
bx more DS games, a lot of
Wii Games an Ipod, an
mp3player, a High school
musical pillow that's a diary
and you can, connect an mp3
player to,a Boyfriend and I
do not want to say his name,
but I think you know Who,
lots of Books to read, ear-
. ings, lots of new super cute
cloths, necalicas, highschool
musical Boots, a lot of new
things to put in my room.
Now, I hope you have a
good trip all around the
world delivering all kinds of
presents to all sorts of people
t-----.. and Santa could y ou please
br ing lots of presents to es
pecially poor people.
Oh, I also wanted to tell
you that next year you can
call my house if you need
help with presents and I'm
,going to leave a key by the
door for you and some cook-
ies on the dinning room
table.
To conclude, I just wanted
you to know my door is
SGoing to be opened and so is
my mom's and you don't
need to turn on the lights
.Because The living room has
the chrismas tree with the
lights on. and in the kitchen
there' a night light mouse
were hungry or something we
don't h ave to Turn on the
lights Because the light will
wake Someone up. I hope
you, have a merry chrismas.
Your the best!
your friend, Jessica

. Dear Santa,
Do you remember last
year? Well, I do! I remember
waking up at 4 am. The best
part was when my brother
and I got downstairs and saw
our new Nintendo DS charg-
ing! We were so happy.
Thank you!We also saw that
you ate the cookies and drank
the milk. You must have
liked it. They wre home
made cookies.
I have a few things I want
,,for Christmas. No. 1 I want a
. yellow Ipod nano. No. 2,
Please could you get me dogs
fashion ds game. No. 3 In my
stocking some books. I really
like to read.Also, if you can't
get them all,that's fine.I will
still have some home made


, cookies there,for you.
o Santa,also my parents want
me to pick out their new
Phone. I get to use it when I
want. Thank you. Also Santa,
if you need help the chim-
ney's up stairs, and down-
stairs are the tree and the
Sstockings.Have a safe trip!
Sincerelly,
Julia, Age 9
SP.S. my hamsters really
Want toys and food.Their
Going to be in Florida.I'll be
. in Michigan.
, Merry Christmas.


Dear Santa,
Do you remember my pres-
ents from last year? Well do
have any more presents for
me?I want new DS Star Wars
DV.D's, DS games Star Wars
light saber and Star Wars
action figures.And, the action
figures must be General
Grievous Darth Vader Anikan
Skywal ker, and Y'oda
I remember last year about
the presents Thank you for
all the presents. When I
played with them.I was so
happy. And last year's
Christmas was fun too. I
remember I was always
laughing with my friends. I
also remember that I drank
too much coke which made
my hyper.
If you would like to come
to our house, you are always s
welcome. Tell you reindeer to
stop near the hose. They
might be thirsty. You could
come through the door I will
tell my dad to leave the door
unlocked. When you are done
putting the presents you
could now have a safe jour-
ney back to the North Pole.
P.S. My dad wants a new
toolbar, my sister new toys
and gamer and give my mom
more money.
Sincerly, Miguel

Dear Santa,
Hello! Merry Christmas!
Thank you for everything I
got last year.I Loved the
Baby Alive. I take her almost
every where I go., Exsepet
the doctors office becauseshe
made to much noise. I named
her Ali. I Love the name Ali.
My friend Jackie got one to
once again thank you.
This year want a cupcake
maker.I Love cupcakes! They
are so, good. Oh and I prom-
ise I'll Leave you a cupcake
with your cookies and
eggnog.
Santa becareful I got a new
pupppy and he Likes to bite.
He Like to bite peoples pant
leg. His name is Herrcyales
but we call him Herky Jerky.
I got him for my birthday. He
is a Chawawa Jackrustle rpix.
Bye Santa Hope you have
a very mery Christmasthis
year!
Your special friend, Kylee

Dear Santa,
hello my name is Ethan. I
really apriciate the presents
you got me last year. My
favorite present you got me
was the kaleidoscope because
it was extra special because
your elves made it.
For my Christmas list I
don't really know what I
want.I just know that I want
call of duty for Xbox 360 and
some suprises. I might think
of some other things I want
later.
Some things you might
need to know is that I'll be at
my aunt's house.I will have
cookies and milk waiting for
you and also some oatmeal
outside for the reindeer.
I hope you have a safe trip
from house to house. Don't
get hurt from going down the
chimnees. I hope you have a
good time flying.
Your friend, Ethan

Dear, Santa Claus
Thank you For all the toys
From last Christmas.I really
Loved all the toys you gave
me you must worked hard on
allof them, may'e and your
workers to.
Well Santa I want a couple
of to ys and Stuff I want.
biscit the macanical Dog,
hanna Montana Dream
house,and a football and a
Easy Bake Micer wave and a
Hannahmontana Doll and a
Lilly and Oliver Doll From
Hanna montana
Well Santa I hop you have
asafe trip.From the north pole
to different stats.
Your Friend, Gracie


Dear Santa,
Christmas is here give a
cheer do your chores then put
on your gear let's have some
fun let's play the drum let's
playinthesnowd say ho ho.
Santa is coming he comes
druming chrismasishere let's
play a ton aton is funthen we
throw snowballs at each
other.
Thank you for getting stuff
for me last year, and this
year I want a underground


pobl and I want a bigscreen
TV.
Happy Christmas, Cortez

Dear Santa,
Thak you for all my gifts
last year I really Liked them
but I don't remember what
you got me but thank you
any way.
Santa What I would Like
this year for Christmas is the
easy bake oven because I
would Like to make Sweet.
treats for my mom me and
my baby brother to eat.
And also Santa have a safe
and wonderful trip packing
up the toys and and getting
them ready to send them
away to kids all around the
world on Christmas eave.
Sincerly, Lauren

Dear Santa,
thankyou for thepresents
last year.I enjoyed them
alout.I liked the ripe stick
and the remote central boat.
This year I want lots of
backy-yaun,and pokeman,and
lots of remote central stuff
like cars,bots,hellecopters,
hover crafts.
Love, Chandler

Dear Santa,
Thank you For giving me
my presents last year, like
my lego's.
Santa I would like For
Chrsmas a Wii Fit For my
dad a wii For me, a DS, and
lots oF lego's too.
I would like a wii Fit (for


my dad.) because he really
wants one. I want a wii so I
can Play it when I get home
From school, I would like a
DS so I can have Fun after
I'm done with my home work
and I would like lego's
because Me and my sister
like building with legos.
Your Friend, Aurora
PS. thares cookies watting
for you.

Dear Santa,
Thank you for my presents
Last year. I Liked them a Lot.
I want Mortal combat .vs.
DC. and spider man Friemd
or Foe and a Old fantastic
four comicbook and a spider
man one to.
We wiLL Leave you a Key
so you can git in to our house
it wilL be around our door on
a hook.
Have a Safe trip and I will
Leave cookies for you and
food for the reindeer.
Your friend, Joshua

Dear Santa,
Thank you for the brats
dolls last year.Thank you for
giving me books.Thank you
for letting me ,and my family
have great Christmas we
had last year.
This year I hope you get
me a seven piece drum set
for my church ,and
me.Please,one day let me
play the drums for my church
and other churches.Please let
me be a good drumer.
I want to get a TracFone
for Christmas too.So I can
give it to my stepdad,so he
can have one too.Just like my
mom.
I hope my little sister
AAliayah gets more than
me.I care for her a lot.I
always get to much toys,and
my room looks.
Now that I am not the only
child anymore, she should


get more.l should get less.l
want to get my little sister
something for Christmas.
So I hope she get more
than me this year. I hope my
whole family gets something
for Christmas. Santa,please
give the sick and elderly peo-
ple presents for Christmas.
I hope you celebrate the
lords birthday on Christmas.
Have a safe trip back to the
North pole.
Merry Christmas! Happy
new year!
Your special friend, Kianna

Dear Santa,
Please help my family get
money for them becasue they
don't have a lot of money.
Can you make my house fly
in the air?My family and I
would want to come to the
North Pole to visit you and
the reindeer. Also, could you
make my family and 1 elfs so
we can make toys for the
kids.Could you give my fam-
ily a million dollars? So my
family will be rich, so we can
get a big, big house with a
puppy.
Your friend, Jayda

Dear Santa,
Santa can you make my
-older sister stop beating me
up aLL the time please.I really
what to catch the preson
breaking into my yard. Santa
can you get me a new dog.I
really would Like a new dog
please Santa pLease.I what
my dad to get better


P.S. Hope to see your soon
Santa
Your friend, C.J.

Dear Santa,
I want a video game of
playstaition2 smackdown vs.
raw 2009 I want it because if
I.do I wiLL have aLL of
smackdown vs. raw 2009 and
Nba Live 09 because there
are New pLayers and better
wiLL give you any thing you
want for those to things Like
carrat for your deers aLL of
my cookiesNorth pole.
your friend Jose

Dear Santa,
for Christmas Can you
give peace on earth. Can you
also give me a nice pair of
boots. Can you give me a
brown truck. can you give me
a scholarship to UNiTversity
of FLorida. Can you give me
superpowers.
Sincerely Luke


Dear Santa,
Can you get my
dad to get backtog
maks me sad to se
upart.I want a Pho
ChristmasPleasel
you some of grand
lasagna.It's good.(
new game.


mom and
;ether. it


Dear Santa,
Can you please help the
poor and homeless.Please
give them food,shelter, and
clouthes.Make more people
buy from Egunik's
Corner.Also give my parents
money.Can you help the sick
in the hospital?Can you make
me fly to the North Pole and
see the elfs.Help me go and
see Miley Cyrus and make
me be the smartest person in
the world.Also with the most
AR points.Make my mom
and dad happy.Give me the
power of streanth and to fly
.In 5th grade go to the gift-
ed.Whoever is bad make
them good.Also in 4th and
5th grade go to drums and
chorus.I'll leave carrots for
the raindeers.Give my par-
ents ten million and ninety
dollars.
Your Friend, Kalindi

Dear Santa,
Can you please give me a
pair of pnk and black
Heeleys wrapted up in a
striped wrapping. Also I want
a wii with five video games
For my whole family that has
there name on it.Next I want
a new swimming pool,a bunk
bed,and new clothes. Also the
video game I want is a Raven
Rabbit game.
your Friend Karina

Dear Santa,
If I can have eney thing in
the world thes are the things
I will ask For is my DaD to
be president.Me to have a
turtle.I will like to have pow-
ers and to be a mermaid that
can come on land with mer-
maid power A bag for my sis-
ter and a butuFul gardin for
my mom A Furel Frends
Cheta and that is wath I will
wish for.
Love Shelly

Dear Santa,
I would Like a black horse
Please. I would Like a pink
Saddle Please. I would Like a
bridlePlease. I will Leave
you Milk and cookies. Can.
you Please bring my Catsa
mouse Please. See you soon.
your friend Megan

Dear Santa,
I want a Game carrod
Gautiar hero three for the
wii. nerf lonG Shot blaster.
moon sandtresure kingdom i
wario were smooth moves .
Thanks from brandon

Dear Santa,
Can I have a wii,a picture
of you and your elfs,power-
wing,Avatar bookl, a robot to
help me with my multiplica-
tion threa's a
workStation,some
weights,backugon,suimoun,a
nd pokemon,and a groeng-
ley? if you can do them itwill
be great?
Your friend, Brody

Dear Santa,
Himy name isKobey I am
8 years old. I want to give
my mom a frog purse.
Your friend, Kobey

Dear Santa,
chocklatemilkonmycouch-
whatwantfor christmas is the
whole coulektion of all the
balqe gans.

Dear Santa,
I would Like aLL the
Bakaguns.and an Ipod and a
Ds.wit Pockemon Ranger the
Game:.
Sinerely Austin


,e thim Dear Santa,
ne for Hi Santa.I can't wait to
will leave Chrismas.I want
Ima's awil.Ipod.clothers,DS and
Can I get a different kinds of game. I
can't wait to my dad comes
love Buddy down to Sebring.
Sincerely, Curia


Dear Santa,
Santa you nou want I want
for Christmas is awiii and ,
super smash Bros Brawl for
wii and that's all I want for
chrismis. I'm going to leave
you some cookies.
your Friend, Bradford

Dear Santa,
I hope you have the best
day ever and t i want a X box
i.m rilley exsited aBou t
Chrismiss P.S Ill leave you s
ome cookies
your friend Brandon


Dear Santa,
I would like to have the
bakaguns and a Dunebuggy.
T.J

Dear Santa,
You Rock andl love
Christmas it is the best time
in the would and I want a
paintballgun and to have the
best Christmas in the world
and I Love Love Love
Christmas so so so bad and
you Rock Santa.


Dear Santa,
I Can't Wait for Christmas.
What I want for Christmas is
a puppy Santa I Want to tell
you I Want to see you Santa I
want to see snow and I want
to feelit. Hey Santa do you
know this will be the Best
Christmas.
Leticia

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
is a dunebuggy solcan driveit
in the woods.I watch
Christmas movis about you.I
Love them they are so good.I
belive you some people
don't.
Sincerly, Kayla

Dear Santa,
I would LikeaIPode.anda
DRex.PLease
Sincerly, Daniel

Dear Santa,
I hoPel wouLd Get Giftes
for my family.
Sincerely, MicheaL

Dear Santa,
I hope you give me a X
box 3 60 and a Spider man
bed. But the most thing I
want i s a really good
Chrismas.
Sincerly, Christian Fields

Dear Santa,
I want my faimly to have
the best Christmas ever. I
want my faimly to get want
they want so my faimly can
be so happy. So PLease Santa
make my family have the
best Christmas EVER!
Sincerly Allen

Dear Santa,
Thank you for last years
Christmas presents.This
Christmas I want a art studio,
art kit,iPod,a pet hampster.
Sincerly, Lorraine

Dear Santa,
I would like to have a
ipod, and I would like to
have a vidoe canrue,and a
laptop,and a new bike.
, ... , Sincerly, Skyla

Dear Santa,
Iwould like a xbox360 and
a Paint ball gun bike, scate-
board a 100 dollar bill a bak-
agun new clothes a new
movie captain underpaints
book.
Sincerly Marquis

Dear Santa,
I can not wait till Cristmas
hopeful I get a lot of toys in
my stocking I hope I get a lot
of presents too. Santa I'm
going to tell you what I
would like for Cristmas.
Frist thing I want is some
D.S. games.
Next thing I want is an
ipod.
Last thing I want is some
shoe
Sincerly Taylor

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa! I am Haydee
Medina.I am in 3rd grade. I
am 8 years old.I am in
Mrs.Lorenzo's class. I have
been good for Christmas that
means I am not naughty. For
Christmas; I would like a
Laptop,camera, money,
HSM3 doll, HSM3
clothes,HSM3 the movie,
games and a Wii. My mom
wants a gift I want to give
her perfum and some shoes.
For my dad he wants perfume
and a shirt. For my brother
he wants something about
sharks.
Love, Haydee Medina

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa my name is Ana
Sanchez I'm in 3rd grade.I'm
a little naughty,I have a little
trouble but next time I will
try better.
For Christmas I would like
a blue blue Laptop, blue cam-
era, High school Musical 3


senor year doll,and wii
games.My mom wants a per-
fume,clothes,and jewelry for
Christmas.My dad wants a
play car, and a new car for
Christmas.My big sister
wants a green Laptop, green
camera,and a new phone for
Christmas. My little sister
wants a Dora doll,books, and
sun glasses for Christmas.
Love Ana Sanchez


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Dear Santa
I am Carlos and I am 9
years old. My favorite sub-
ject in School is mathand
here's what I w ant for
Christmas: a Star wars the
clone wars toy sPace Ship
that Bring's firing missiles
Anicen Skywalker and
General Grievious with light
Saber S and no Sound's.
Love Carlos Hernandez
now you know what I want
for Christmas.

Dear Santa
Hi Santa!My name is
Imelda Valdovinas. I am in
third grade My teacher is mrs
Lorenzo She is tall. one thing
I want my family to have the
best Christmas ever. my
brother wants a PSP. My sis-
ter wants a laPtop my mom
and dad will get Perfuef I
want a cooking Nitendods so
I can learn how to cook Have
a Merry Christmas Santa and
a Happy new year.
Love Imelda Valdovinas

Dear Santa,
I am in 3'd grade and my
dad is a bus Driver. My mom
does not work but I just want
to see you In Real life. my Is
gone and when I say mom I
mean my grandma but my
Real mom is Dead and I was
inquisatir do you have magic
santa because a lot of people
say you have magic so do
you yes or no I forgot thinks
marry cristmas Santa.
Danielle Bowman

Dear Santa
I have been a good boy
and I have been nice. For
Chrismas can I PLease have
the new Star Wars RePubLic
waker and a cupul of clone
for troppers and a few battLe
droids PLease.
Love Travis Steven Holt

Dear Santa.
Hi Santa I have a little
Problem at School butI prom-
ise I will get better. There is
one gift i want is. PSP!!
Love Nathan

Dear Santa,
Santa I am in 3 grade. My
name is Jeremy Simmons. I
want something for my fami-
ly for chistmas. Santa my
mom and need a gift. They
need a tv and psp xbox360
Love Jeremy Simmons

Dear Santa
How are you? I hope that
you can get me a better
LaPtoP, PSP and a skanebard.
How is mrs. Claus? I hope
That you have a good
Christmas. I hope you can get
here safely
Love Joshua Wilkerson

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa! I have had some
problems this year.But I can
make up for those
problems.I'm 10 years old.
I'm in 3rd grade at lake
Placid Elemantry school.
There are only 3 gifts I
want for Christmas this year
and they are NF1 Street 3 for
PS2 another is NFI Madden
09 for PS2, the last one is a
brand new basketball and that
is it.
Have a happy holiday and
Marry Christmas.
Love, Chris Peragine

Dear Santa
Hi! How are you boing? I
am Mikayla Rose! I am in '
3rd Grade in Mrs. Lorenzo's
class at Lake Placid Elem.
School. My would like My
teacher to have the BESt
Christmas and my familytoo.
For christmas I would like a
wii and a bike and a pair of
Jordans size 5.
Love, Mikayla Rose

Dear Santa,
HowdySanta! I want an


Xbox360, wii,DS andalaptop.
It's me cody! I am 8 year-
sold.As you know I have
ababy sitster and sheis
meanand my other Sitster
She has been good and bad
I'minthe 3grade.
I want towish you
aMerryChistmas Santa.
love Cody

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa!My name is
Haley Bryant. Have I been
good this year?I hopeyours


and my wishs come true.For
Christmas I would like
puppy, shoes, PSP, Airhog,
guitar, phone, my own room
computer, and a fun
Christmas. Can you send my
family gifts and my dog a toy
or a bone please Santa?
Merry Christmas Santa.
Love Haley Bryant

Dear SAnta,
Hi SAnta! How Are you
Doing. Me Pretty well! My
nAme is ChyAnne
McDAniel. I Am 10 yeAs
old. I Am in 3rd grAde. And
my teAchers nAme is Mrs.
Lorenzo. She is the best
teAcher ever in LAke PlAcid
Elem.Merry ChristmAs. As
you know if someone is
nAughty or nice. Well I hAve
been good And BAd. But I
would like A wii,gutArHero,
And many other things such
As A Puppy, new Heeles.
And I hope. My sister gets a
new HAnnAh MontAnA
bArbie. And I hope All my
clAss mAtes get something
very nice. And my hole
fAmiliy.
Love, ChyAnne McDAniel

Dear Santa,
HI Sata! How Are you?Me
good! My name is ChAkiAh
SAmpson.I am 8 yeArs
old.My teAcher's nAme is
Mrs.Lorenzo.She's A 3rd
grAde teAcher.For
ChrishmAs, I wAnt A BrAtz
doll, HannAh MontAnA doll-
doll, LAptop, NintendoDS.
HAve A Merry ChristmAs
And A HAppy New YeAr.
Love, ChAkiAh SAmpson

Dear Santa,
thank for the Present's
thatyou gotmeLastyear. And
now this year I would Like
thatmyfamily had the Best
Christmas ever.And now this
year Iwant new Presentfor
christmas my toP one is A cd
ofdJ Flex that's themostone I
want my Secondone is A wiil
have always want to
Playoneand my third one isA
P.SP. mycouisn hasone and I
wouldrealy want one.And
myforth one is Abikel
already have one But
ithasAflat tire and wedon't
haveanair PumPandthat
Whylwant all fourof these
thingsand P.S Santa
Keepupthe good work.
Sincerly Annabel
Armengol

Dear Santa,
I've been kindlyof good
this year. Thank you for the
presents last year.May you
please give me what I want
this year, A DS, labtop, ipod,
idog, sellphone, tri-bot, nerf
gun, Goosebumps book
series, microscot, and a
skeleton of an alligator,
magic tree house series,
poket knif, neckless with a
heart shaped Jiewl, neckless
with a cross on it, and D-rex.
Love, Joseph

Dear Santa,
I have been mostly good.
thank you for the presents
Last year. but this year I want
0. zero gravity miera with a
game called Sonic
Uhleashek. and the darknight
oh than O bat-man actor fig-
ure. Whith a bat mobile.
Love Titus

Dear Santa,
How are you and your
raindeers? I've been wander-
ing if I was still a little notty
I could still get at least one
gift? Well if I do I would
only want two things.I would
like The Collection of the
magic treehouse books, and
Bisucit the golden retever
toy.I also have reasons why I
would like to have though
gifts only. First of all I would
like the collection of the
magic tree house books
because I love to read


them.Jack and Annie make
good ceareless, and there also
very agventeres. Sometimes
they could be really funny.Ifl
was in the book. Jack and
Annie would make great
companions. I really want to
read the new book they
made. I thank its about an
adventure about penguins. My
last gift would be Bisucit I
would like it. because it
makes good company and a
great friend.and I'm also a
guige fan of golden retevers.


So Santa those were my rea-
sons. Some times I like hear-
ing your bells jingl and you
say Ho...Ho...Ho Merry crist-
mas!
Love, Anna Mrting

Dear santa,
Thank you for the things
you gave me last year.Could
you give me the things i want
this year. I want a tri-bot,x-
box360, DS,a real puppy, a
lap top, magic tree house set.
Sincely Jose Ramos

Dear Santa claws,
Thank you for The gift
from Last year.I have been
petty good. Is every Thing
good in The nouth pole.I
would want a great christmas
This year. Can you please
give me and my family the
Best christmas ever.Not the
elves give my a good christ-
mas. can you give me. The


gift I need for me family.
Sincely, Emma Honkala
(New hampshire rindg The
small white house). where I
live

Dear Santa,
I have ben a good girl
thank you for all the outneo
presents. But for this year I
would like some harrible
harry books and some clothes
and maybe a wii and that all I
want for christmas
love Emma Everhart

Dear Santa,
I have ben go this year I
hop. Think you for all the
gifts. This year I want. A
hole pack of cars for
Chistmasand I want a for-
wheer on Chistmasday.
P.S. Love Austin

dear Santa,
Hey ive been good mostly
this year and I like what you
brong me last year. I would
like a Ipod colts/gators Stuff
also a oscar charger. But
what I want most isa bike.
love Gary

Dear Santa,
Thank you for all the cool
gifts last year.If you would
please tell all the riendeer I
said merry chistmas This
year I have only two things I
want.I want a paintset and a
puppy but not just any puppy
a ptbuLL. I do not care what
color it is or if it is a girl or a
boy.Thank you for all the
chistmas speret. Merry chist-
mas Santa. you and all the
elf's have worked so hard to
save chistmas every year.I
have one question.Have you
ever gon on vacation?
from: Sidney Scott

Dear Santa Claus,
How are you doing? Last
year, I got alot of good
Presents. This year, I've been
mostly good. At the north
Pole must be really cold.
This year for chrimas,I want
a new Dell LaPtoP for chri-
mas. Sol can Play Games.
Anotherthing, I would Like is
Playstaion 3 for chrimas. The
Last thing that, I want for
Chrimas is a new iPod.
Love, Alberto PaLacios

Dear Santa,
I've ben goodall year.
Thanks for the stufe last year
it's vary cool. Here what I
want for CMisMis
1. a stuff Penguin 2. a dog


boil for baliy. 3. Chcogo cuds
nat 4. Pisdirg firts nat 5.
Bukinvs #3 jursy
Love Garrett

Dear Santa claws,
Thank you for the baby
alive last year. I played withit
allday on that day. This year
could you please get me a
baby alive clothes like a
dress and som sweters please
and a puppy and a spatatory
and last a amican girl doll
miea and nintindo DS a blue
Sincelyy Halie

Dear Santa,
How are you doing in
north pole. do you now what
I want for Christmas Sant I
want a imod Scooter and a
apple ipod. Can you get me
them to things for Christmas.
I have Ben a good little girl I
have Ben Studying hard at
School and I have Ben on


grade LeveL all year Long
well I have Ben waiting all
year Long for Christmas and
I Can't wait tell Christmas
Love, Camryn

Dear Santa,
Thank you for all the
things fantastic present you
gave me last year.Would you
please tell the reindeer that
me and my fam I siad Merry
chistmas and happy new
years.This year I would like
to have five things for chist-
mas my first thing is a wii I
would like to have a wii so I
can play with it with my fam-
ily that's why I want a wii for
Chistmas.My next thing I
want is a p.s.p for Chistmas
my last thing is a laptop and
a bike for this Chistmas.
Merry Chistmas Sant and
happy new years.
Love, Troylaysho Oarke, a
girl

Dear Santa,
I been mostly a very good
girl at school.My grades are
A and Bs. I hope you like
those grades. I also hope that
you get this letter because I
want presents that I've never
even had before. I really,
really wish you live here in
Florida so I could see every-
day.That will be so fun.Cool!
For Christmas I really want
a iPod,Nentando DS and a
puppy I really wish all these
presents came under my tree.
Love, Lisette Lopez.

Dear santa
I want for my birthday is a
LaPtaP Then, a D-S Next, I


want is a Joe Jones Pillow.
Last I want is a Jones
Brothers game.
love Diana Haifa

Dear Santa,
What are you doing? Did
you feed the reindeer yet? I
want a nintedoDSand a wii,
games for these things such
as imagine designer
orcheerleder for Christmas
and I forgot to tell you Merry
Christmas! to you.
Love, Giselle Gonzalez

Dear Santa
How are you dong This
year?I hope you are doing
fine. Im doing very good
This year Refuse you I was
making my LittLe cousin cry
a lot because I've been
Taking Toy. You gave him
last year. you gave him some
good Toys.let's get to The
good Past of This season I
want a xbox 360 This year
That is wi I want for
Christmas,I'm going to want
one more Thing for
Christmas I would Like a
new DS.
Love Davey Macias-Torres

Dear Santa
Can I ride your Slay?Do
you really have a
daughter?And is rudof
real?Do you like all of the
kids?And Some kid think you
are not real.Who do you
work with?DiD you evry get
in Jail?Do you think flying
all places is hard?Do you
like being Santa Clues?This
is What I really want for
Cristmas a Laptopiipod,
Hannah Montana Statue,
High School musical
Statue.And that's all I want
From you!DiD you evry have
to yell at the elfs?Are you
nice like your sons say?But I
am glad I have you for a
Santa.Has there ever been
another Santa?Do you like
being Santa? Do you love
being Santa? I think you are
the best Santa. Do you have
kids? If you do have kids, tell
me how old there are.Do you
think you are the best
Santa?Well you could.Do you
like'to sing?Can you tum
innsitbled?Do you really fly
with raindeer?Can you fly in
the sky? If you can I want to.
You are the best Santa in the
whole world.
Love, Megan

Dear Santa,
How are you?I have a few
questions. How are your
elfs.Do you like Christmas. I
have a few thingsI want for
Christmas.First, is a wii
because I always been wanting
a wii.Nexst, is a laptop so I
do not have to share. Last, is
a dog I want it to be a pug a
nice little puppy.
Love, Kayla

Dear Santa,
How have you been? Well,
I've been good this year.Wait
Let me reprase That. I was
good ekept I might have to
ured my LiTTLe cousin
Kayle. OK Lets go To The
good part ya know what I get
what I want! I want a PS2 so
I can beat my brother on it. I
would and like a Jaket and
some Nike shoes before I put
a Period They have to match.
thanks red neck Santy Clous.
Cody W.

Dear Santa
I would really like a lot of
things let's Start on ipod. I
want an ipod because it holds


500 songs andmy mom can't
aford it so I wanted to wright
you this Letter can you
please please please getit
forme.The second thing I
want for christmas is shoes I
want shoes because my shoes
aer very Shabby so that's Why
I want Shoes.The third thing
I want is a nintendo I want it
because alot of times a
always wanted one but they
can't aford it so can you
please get me onethank you.
from: Allondra To: Santa I
hope I have a good Chistmas.
Ho Ho Ho Mary Christmas!

Dear Santa
How are you doing? How
are the elves? Here are the
reindeer?this is whatI really
want for Christmas - every-
one to be happy because that's
what Christmas is really
aBout except for Jesus's
Birthday. I want D.S. and DS
Connect and cards I hope for
have save flying.
frum Austin

Dear Santa
Do you really have a
daughter named Sarah? This
is what I want for Christmas
a puppy, a doll house,a
neclace,a jewlery box,a snow
globe, a cook book,a cam-
era,a ring, a calender,a watch,
a nut cracker, a CD,the
Boxcar Children series,a pair
of Shoes,and a seashell
neclace please and thank you.
Love, Esther

Dear Santa,
How have you been doing?
I really want a new four-
wheeler this year.I will not be
doing any thing thisyear but
opening up presents on
Christmas day. The second,
thing I want this Christmas is
a new boat. Next, is my very
very own phone.
I have one more question
for you. Do you really have a
daughter? If you do have a
daughter tell her I said hel-
low. Mery Christmas!
Love Bruce Walker

Dear Santa,
do you really have a
daughter? Do you know want
I want for Christmas? An I-
pod and If you can bring me
a nintendo DS game.Is called
Dolphins.And if I do not for-
get I'll leave you cookies and
milk.
Love Jannete Godinez

Dear Santa,
Do you like Christmas? Do
you have kids in the north
pole? How are your elves?
What gifts are they making? I
want a dog with black spots
and a white all over it and a
pair of shoes and a white psp
for Christmas. Thank you.
Love Erick

Dear Santa,
Do you have kids? I'm
reading a book aBout you.
Santa, I would like a rip
stick.and a PSP, gameboy. Is
it cold in the north Pole? Are
you doing fine and are you
coming this year?
Love, Martin Ibanez

Dear Santa
What are you doing? What
did you do last Christmas?
We are reading a book about
you. It is called Stanley's
Christmas Adventure.It is
about when Stanley and his
family went to Snow city to
go see you. Do you really
have a daughter named Sara?
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How are you doing
santa?Is your job hard?How
are the reindeer? Santa, how
Iare your elves doing?Are
they doing whats said to
,them?Is it hard deliver all the
presents in one night?Is it fun
being you? Santa, one day I
Jiope I can see you and here's
\what I want I like for
'Chrismas.I want a
ivii,P.S.P.,diamond ring, lots
of books, my teeth to grow
in, to get candy. A game for
my D.S and a angle! I would
be grateful and thankful for
:the things I get from you.
They are my favorite
:toys.But the one I want the
most is books. How about
lyou?Do you have kids like
-me? Marry Chrismas Santa.
Love, Danielle Wilkerson

Dear Santa,
How are you doing fine? Is
it cold in the north pole? Can
I askyou a question? I really
want an computer because I
can search line where am I'm
going ifl go on a trip. I really
want to get a gameboy
because sometimes you might
get borde.I really want to get
an mp3 player because some-
times you mght not have ny
music in your car. I would
like all of these things for
christmas.
From: Kiara

Dear Santa,
SDo you have kids? If you
do ask one ofthem topick this
listup. I want aPSP, wii Shose
before I end it the share have-
to maclk. The PSP have to be
a black one. Thank you Santa
for all the gifs.
Love Reggie Jones

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
is a drum set,rip stik, and a
snake.Can you please give
me these things for
Christmas? Oh I also want an
x-box 360 and games for it.
Your friend, Hannah

SDear Santa,
Can I pLease have theys
toys?A new bike,a webkenz,
:aFordF150,a drivers
License,a 100 hotwheels
cars,all the people in the
world tobe happy.
Your friend Derick

:Dear Santa Clause,
SI have gotten excellent
grades this year so for christ-


mas I would like a light
green sparkaly dress for my
sisters quinseineyeda size 7
please.
your friend, Sheyla Ravelo

Dear Santa,
What I want for
"Christmas" is a "Nentendo
DS." It is a very unique
devise.The color I want is
"coral pink."Also I want a
wii game maybe 2or 3.The
wii, games I want are the
"Hannah Montana," High
School Musical."For the
Nentendo-DS if I get that.
from my Parents then I
would like a couple of games
then.I would also like a 70-
inch flat scren TV.Also a
"Laptop."I would like a Pink
case and a Diamond necklece
and some higheals. Also for
my bro their and my hole
family to go to "Disney
World" for three weeks also
10 million dollars that would
be cool also a Puppy for
Christmas. A 5 week old
Shihzu Also can it be a girl
and come with some clothes.
Also a kitten clothes to.
your Friend, Katharine

Dear Sainta
I Love Christmas and I
love making cookies for you.
I want a pink pocket Knife,a
cupcake maker.Stylin Stuidg
High school musical messen-
ger and Barbie Dream
house,and a wii with two
remote controllers, and a Lap
top. This year I am going to
put out fresh baked chocolate
chip cookies and milk.Oh I
almost forgot I want a Pink
and green Pokedot bike and a
matching helment.
your friend: Kayla Ming

Dear Santa,
Guss what I want for
Christmas a Dirtbike. I want
a Dirtbike because they go
fast and I can ride up and
down the street.I also want a
dirtbike because my Frinds
can ride it when they come
over to my house.
Know you now why I want
a dirtbike.
your Friend, Joshua

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
is abo inch flatscreen
t.V..IfnotI would want a wiit-
wo controllers and game. Or a
labtop.And some games.I
also want a ford mustang GI.I
even want allof the wrestlers
still here and some rings and
I want the wrestler
therock.Also I want 10 mil-
lion$. And a puppy for christ-
mas.That is all I want.
Your freind, JasonLuke
Andrews, JR.

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
is a Nintendo DS with a
wretling game called
Smakdown VS Raw 2009
Fatching ECW. I also want a
wii with a game called super
smash brothers. But what I
really want is to see my gram-
pa. Oh yeah Santa don't wory
ill leave you a salad this year.
your friend Gino

Dear Santa,
For Christmas can I please
have a Xbox 360,playsta-
tion2, PSP, and last a laPtoP.
that's all I want I wish you a


merry Christmas Santa.
your friend Dylan Robert
DeFord

Dear Santa,
What I want for christmas
is three things.I want a x-box
360/a car/and a four wheeler
for Christmas.I don't care
with what you give me.I am
thankful for what you give
me.Because it is Christmas it
is not about giting Presents.
Its about Jesus being.
born.Thats the true meaning of
christmas.
Your friend Sheala. K.

Dear Santa,
For christmas I would like
a blue bike with red
stripes.I'd also like a present
for my neenee She always
gives me the most expensive
gifts.Oh and Santa please still
give my brother a gift even
when he stops believing in
you.
Your freind, Grace. K.
Smoak.

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
is rock band. bmx blue cool
Shoes.The reason I want
those three present is because
they cool.The present that I
want to open first is the bmx
bike the reason I want to
open that one first is because
I never had one before.And
there is one more present that
I want it is for the X-box360
the game I want for it is cldd
Smackdown vs. Raw futrig
ECW it also says 2009.
Your friend Dakota
Cardenas

Dear Santa,
For Christmas this year I
want is girl teach, girlcrim-
pand any thing Hannah
Montana. Have you been
working hard this year? What
kind of cookies do you want
this year? Do you want
chocolatechip or sugar cook-
ies this year?My brother want
a real motorcycle for'
Christmas.Also he wants. a
Scooby-doo bounce house,a
wagon, and,a rip-stick.
P.S. please come to my
house.
Your friend Caitlyn Byrd

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas
is a kitten.I also want a candy
can full of candy in my
stocking.I also want the
Christmas Hannah Montana
Barbie doll.I would like a
mini guitar.
Your friend, Kaylee
Coulter


Dear Santa,
This Christmas I want a
paintset.I been a good girl
this year Santa.I want a
paintset because I can help
my Papa paint a horse. But if
you can't bring me a paint set
that's o.k.So that's what I for
Christmas.
You friend, Tiffani Ashley
Lugo

Dear Santa,
Hope your staying
warmupthere! Don't worry,
i'll make shure your cookies
are stillwarm whenyougeth-
ere. If you could get it for
ChristmasI want a playstaion
2 with the game sockband.
Also I want screened in big
trampalean. last I want a
bigswingset andl mean a big
one like mycousin Morgan's.
love, Katelyn B.

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like
to have a wii,ps2,bike and
more psp games. I would like
a wii because everyone wants
one because on the commeri-
cal itlooksfun.I want a ps2
because my cousin has one
and we play it a lot and it is
fun.I want a bike because my
bike is no good because the
toob is shot and it was a new
toob so they wont buy a
another and it is an ugley
bike.I want more psp games
because I have boring games
exept fortwo games and they
are midnight club 3 and mad-
den 07 nFL they are fun
games' because I like football
and racing.I want madden 09
nFL, midnight club dobule
edishin.
P.S.I also want a dog.
Your friend Bradley
Mercer

Dear Santa,
I want three gifts this
year.This is it.First, I would-
like my Mom and DAD not
to die . Second,I would like a
dog. Finilly,I would like no
one to Die or get hurt.
Love, Erin

Dear Santa,
I hope. you bring all my
Prenst this yearsanta. I lefted
cookies and miLk in my
house Thank ou for those
papers that you sent so me
and so kids at school don't
belive in you dut I Belive in
you santa.
Santa I have be vary good
this year dut I am Just a little
girl that Loves Santa I have a
question for you how is.
Miss.Cluus and the reindeer I


would like you to live those
parppes agin you know those
papers how you get around
the world in one hole Night.
Emily

Dear Santa,
Want a million Dollers and
a PSP can I have a Xbox360
a PSP3 can I hav a Dirt bike
a Xbox
Love, Austin

Dear Santa,
I want the Spacevoyagers
ultmitt saderh v rocket. I
have bin good this year.
Santa how do you get to all
houses inone night. PS have
a nice cristmas
from: Kyle W. - age 8

Dear Santa,
I want you tobring me a
wii anda Xbox360witha PS2
men mery cars.I been very
veryGood.I want to ask
youareyou real yes or no? I
need toknow becauselkindof
beleive inyou. Mery
Chrismas.
love, Albert - Age 10

Dear Santa,
my name is Layal.I want is
a ipod or laptop and a makup
kit and if you were going in
some one's chimney and they
saw you what would you do?
and my last present is a ham-
ster.
Love, Layal - age 9

Dear Santa,
I been good this year and I
got good grades, this year I
hope I get a psp with games
and I hope my family has the
best christmas ever.
Love, Ashley - age 9
Merry Christmas to you.

You Rock
Dear Santa:
I have been very good. I
want a PS2.My name is Yiley
I have 2 bother. They want
some games and money.I
can't wait until you come to
my house and open a lots
ofpresent.
Love, Yiley - I am 10 year
I trun 10 today, 12/9/08

Dear Santa,
For chistmas, my LittLe
brother hopes he wou Ld
Like a ShuttLe mission
matchbox toy.Are whoLe
famiLy beLivesi nyou.And
can you get something for
my Parents JuLian always
wantto meet you And your
red Nosed rendeer. I wa nt
waLL the game And azero
gravity micie And a Big
waLL And wiLANd
adeLorean time machiNe
Part:2. I always thiNk about
Chistmas. Just so you Know
some PeoPLe may Not
BeLive.But I wiLL always
merry Chistmas!
Love, Jared - age: 8

Dear Santa,
how are you Im doing Fine
I been vere good I w ane
sometoy The 1 Thing I wan.
eis arionenemit. The Last
thin I want For Cristams is
hot weeles. howis mis Claus
and hou are your riandeer.
Love Ryan - age 8

Dear Santa,
I won't a playstation 3 and
a 3 million dollars a psp with
Maddenogand Ncaa 09 and


backyard football 09 and
smack down vs raw 09 and I
have 3 bother and 1 sister
and they won't meony and
choth and I won't a happy
Christmas wth my "family
and Santa have nice happy
Christmas.
Love Tyqwan - age 9

Dear Santa,
Hi Santa my name is Max I
have one brother his name is
Rockie.I want a ipod and a
fathead.I want it as a football
player.My brother wants a
ripstick for christmas.The last
thing I wand is a very fun
christmas for my family.
Love Max - Age 9

Dear Santa
I've been kind oF good
this year can you please bring
me a recharger for my
Nintendo it is not a DS and if
you can't just get me a new
game boy advance so can you
get my little brother some
thing for kids that are about
two be two he's still one but
he would be two in April Can
you get my sister stuff to
play Furthers my mom would
like a new oven or a firing
pan my dad might want new
tools O.K. back to me I
would want a psp and an
Xbox 360 and an Errgerto
wresting toy and a car that
runs on batteries for my little
brother. I won't a power
wing. We have a bigger
Christmas tree so can you put
it on the couch My mom is
having a baby the doctor sid
doesn't know if it's a boy or
a girl my sister hopes it's a
girl and I
Eduardo

Dear Santa,
I have ben good.How are
you doing? How is
miss.Claus? how are the rain-
deer? what I want for christ-
mas is a rabbit and intendods
and a puppy blackberry.
Kelcie

Dear Santa,
I've been a good girl
lateLY.I'm so exited your
cameing For christmas For
Christmas i want For my
family to have them best
Christmas so sight that your
cameing but im just Little
girl that loves Santa god and
people calling for help. but
no one believes in you but I
do love you and happy birth-
day god
Love, Gabrielle - age 8

Dear Santa,
How was your summer.
I've been very good this year.
I have a list of things I want,
this year. I have 30 some-
thing on it. One of the things
I want are a blackberry in the
color black and with a sim
card and charger but I xmas
promises that I won't use the
sim card.
Love, Elizabaeth - Age 8

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letters within these pages
were typed just as they were
submitted by the children,
punctuation, misspellings and
capitalization included. Once
the letters were typed by our
news clerk, Janelle Dennison,
they were forwarded to Santa
at the North Pole.


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Ki'marious
Armstrong
Letoria Yarde and Kenneth
Armstrong of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a son,
Ki'marious Tavon, at 2:30
a.m. on Dec. 20, 2008, at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center, Sebring.
Ki'marious weighed 7
pounds, 10 ounces and meas-
ured 20 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Sherwin Yarde and Delphine
Yarde.
Paternal grandmother is
Ida Armstrong.

Morgan Douberley
Erica Crosson and Chad
Douberley of Avon Park
announce the birth of a
daughter, Morgan Paige, at
6:45 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2008,


Birth Announcements

at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Morgan weighed 6 pounds,
S1 ounces and measured 19%
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Sharon and Tom Mathis of
Trenton.
Paternal grandparents are
Don and Ramona Douberley
of Bartow.

Norman Hawthorne Jr.
Katrice and Norman
Hawthorne Sr. of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a son,
Norman Lee Jr., on Dec. 12,
2008, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Norman weighed 8 pounds,
10 ounces and measured 21


inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Rose Mary White of Lake
Placid.
Paternal grandmother is
Mary Ann Goldbrune of Lake
Placid.

Dustin Swearingen
Kayla Singletary and
Dustin Swearingen of
Frostproof announce the birth
of a son, Dustin Lee Jr., at
11:27 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2008,
at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Dustin weighed 6 pounds,
10 ounces and measured 21
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is
Debora Singletary of
Frostproof.
Paternal grandparents are
Linda and Jim Smith of
Frostproof.


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SEBRING - The GFWC Woman's Club of
Sebring met Dec. 8 at the club. The occasion
was the annual Christmas Tea, and the theme
was Gingerbread Lane.
President Lois Bechtold welcomed every-
one, and Jerri Dees gave the chaplain's devo-
tions.
The tables were decorated with lovely hand-
made gingerbread houses and were given as
raffle prizes.
The Hobby Club had made felt gingerbread
men and ladies as table favors; these were
given to the attendees. Members were asked to
bring finger foods.
Members were also asked to bring an
unwrapped gift to put under the Christmas tree
for a deserving child; these abundant dona-
tions were given to The Salvation Army for
their distribution.
The Adopt-A-Family was remembered with
canned goods and a contribution for their
Christmas gifts, too.
Membership chairman Isabel Zografos
introduced 18 new members who joined the
club this past year, and gave each of them a
lovely tea cup with saucer as a remembrance
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At the Sebring Elks 1529 annual Egg Nog Party, the Waves Highlanders/Unit 88 of West
Palm Beach sold raffle tickets for the Women Veterans - Homeless. Almost $300.00 was
raised with monies going for clothes and toys of the children of Homeless Women Veterans.
Pictured are the winners Larry Knapp and Red Josephson along with Kelly Meier and Betsy
Waddell who are both members of the Sebring Elks and of the Waves Highlanders.

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American Legion
Placid Post 25
LAKE PLACID - Decline
in renewals adversely affects
the American Legion's ability
to provide support in many
needy programs, including
local youth sports, veterans'
assistance, meals provided to
the needy during the holi-
days, youth scholarships, etc.
As of Jan. 1, anyone who
has not paid their 2009 dues
is delinquent. The amenities
provided by the Legion at the
Post have been self-sustain-
ing and the dues are primari-
ly to support veterans' pro-
grams mostly in Highlands
County but also support the
Legion with their guests in
Washington, D.C. and to date
have resulted in the largest
approved Veterans' appropri-
ations bill this year ever
approved. Any monies col-
lected by the Post affect the
20,000-plus veterans current-
ly living in Highlands
County.

Sebring Optimist
Club
SEBRING - The year is
ending with a mixed bag of
results. The youth athletic
year was so-so with a few
highlights. The academic
year had a few bright spots
such as the FFA national
championship and the
increase to 57 of the nation-
ally certified Highlands
County teachers, with Florida
leading the nation. However,
the need is obvious to modify
both the No Child Left
Behind and Florida
Comprehensive Achievement
Test programs. The civic and
church organizations have
been the core of the societal
well-being.
The economy is in dire
straits, but the citizens/volun-
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needs of both young and old.
However, the needs are
greater than ever.
Christmas will be lean this
year, but the most important
element of our society, the
family, is still vital and
viable. Let that be the
essence of life, not things.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING - The TOPS
FL 487, Sebring met Dec. 17
with 15 TOPS and 5 KOPS
attending.
Roll call had the chapter
with a net gain of 15 pounds,
due to many parties. Best
Loser was Ann Marvin with a
1.8 loss.
The chapter welcomed
winter guest Geri Cornish
back. Yes-Yeses for the week
are: portion'control, healthy
foods, water, exercise, veg-
etables, eat small amounts
(three bites or a sliver) and
don't eat the crust on the pie.
The 25-cent contest had'
nine winners at 55 cents
each. The 10-cent contest
was won by Judy Phillips of
$2. The Mystery Gift and the
Attendance Box are both on
vacation until Jan. 7.
Christmas earrings made


by Leslie Maschue were sold
to raise money for the SRD
Fund.
It was announced that for-
mer member Donna Blair had
passed away Dec. 11. She
had moved to Ohio to be near
family.
Shirley Slabaugh gave the
program this week on
"Happiness Is." It is reaching
a goal, friends and family,
TOPS friends and happiness
is losing weight. There was
also a "Holiday Survival
Packet" for all the members
to take home and read over
the holidays to help until the
group meets in January.
For more information, call
382-7716 or 314-9485.

TOPS FL 733
SEBRING - TOPS FL
733 met at Highlands Ridge
on Dec. 19. Seventeen mem-
bers were weighed in result-
ing in a net loss of 6 3/4
pounds. The biggest loser for
the month of November was
Norma Campbell. Members
sampled a low-calorie
eggnog.
For a free visit or to join,
call leader Carol Mitchell at
385-8;723.


Glad Hatters perform for Garden

Club of Sebring holiday luncheon


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Garden Club of Sebring
held its holiday luncheon on Dec. 15 at the
Sebring Civic Center.
After the invocation by Ann Holly and the
pledge of allegiance lead by Beth Norman
everyone enjoyed a nice luncheon of favorite
dished brought in by all the members.
.After the lunch the group enjoyed a won-
derful performance by the Glad Hatters of
the Highlands Little Theatre. Everyone
chimed in with the Christmas carols.
A short business meeting was held after-
wards with a moment of silence to remember
two of our longtime members, Jesse Johnson
and Jevene Littlewood, who passed away
recently.


The decorations were clone by Gloria
Francis, Sandy Smith and their committee.
Bright red poinsettias were everywhere.
It was a beautiful sight with members
dressed in red and green to celebrate the hol-
idays. Jo-An Neff was in charge of the bou-
tique table, which has many holiday items
for the members to purchase with the monies
going into the scholarship fund.
Everyone brought a wrapped ornament
and Lucy Wheeler read a story "Left and
Right" to distribute the wrapped gifts to
everyone.
The next meeting will be the fourth
Monday of January at the Sebring Civic
Center. For information, call Anita Bargar at
402-1552.


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their families coming through the Orlando airport. These service members are wounded
soldiers, most of them fresh out of the hospital. Five members of the American Legion
Auxiliary, Placid Unit 25, Lake Placid: Barry Steffey, President, Placid Unit 25; Doris
Rash, Past State President; Dee Gavin, her daughter Darla and grandson Donald; were
among approximately 500 Legionnaires/Auxiliary, Son's of the American Legion, etc. who
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Sebring
Recreation Club
By Chapman Chamberlin

SEBRING - You have so
very much activity to choose
from like cards, bridge,
pinochle, euchre are the
games of choice at this time.
Hobby Club does many things
and having fun is included.
Line dancing, the free lessons
are over, so now just dancing
with an occasional partner for
you. Ping-pong is getting seri-
ous with more players and
still in need of another table.
You have a carry-in dinner for
Christmas and also a carry-in
for New Year's Day. The next
county shuffleboard tourna-
ment will be in Avon Park on
Jan. 13. You have shuffle-
board Monday, Wednesday,
Friday and John's world
famous ice cream shuffle-
board on Saturday. John
Bushee gives lessons on
Saturday if you sign up for
them.
George and Nancy
Brockelbank are now home,
after being gone for a long
summer. You may have to
wait in line to talk with them.
It was good to see Don and
Jodine Denny back at shuffle-
board. It goes without saying
you will see them at bingo
also. Ferdinand Bilski is now
hack, but with the use of a
cane. He says that he can walk
better with it. He does not,
however, shuffle with it, but
cards will find his cane with
him.
In shuffleboard the score-
board is your silent captain.
Take your time and study the
score continually. The score-
board tells whose shot it is.
Tournaments both sides will
strive to keep the women and
children off the street. They
will both blast off and keep
the board clean relying on
their last shot to score. Never
try to send your opponents St.
Pete to the kitchen. You may
be able to complete this shot
one out of 10 shots. The other
- nine you either give them a
seven or have them a hide.
Whatever it will count against
you. Playing a smart game
shows your opponent that you
are not a push over and tends
to make them nervous and this
may cause them to make a
wrong shot and cost them the
game.
The tournament in
Lakeland on Dec. 12-13 finds
many winners from the club.
Max Tate, Harold
Cunningham, Walcott Davis,
Frank Reynen and Ruth Tate
were all among the winning
pros. I do not know how many
of our amateurs went to
Lakeland, but none of them
won.
Hope that you have your
December (green) calendar by
now. Judy Holloway does
such a good job for you with
this. Gilbert Drugs is nice to
have these printed. This is the
only way to find out about the
club activities, unless you fol-
low Ed Straub around. You
will note that December is
green for Christmas and not
white for snow. Judy works at
this and even has January
done before she goes north for
the holidays. You can stop at
the desk and pick up a copy
from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-
Friday.
Randy and Carol have
joined the club and started
with the card games, broad-


ened their scope and started
shuffling. Not stopping with
that they also played bingo
with us the other night. I won-
der what will be their next
step in the club. Will they line
dance and also try table ten-
nis? They are such a nice cou-
ple and they even found time
to golf I have been told. Have
you even found the time ito
see what we are all about yet?
Some of the line dancers
have a new hairstyle, but this
is not required. They would
like it if you gave them a
chance to show you the fun
that they have. If you line
dance at Buttonwood Bay or
at Sebring Hills you may want
to add us to your dance sched-
ule for Wednesday evening.
The Orange Blossom is just
around the corner from Jan. 5-
7, have you got this in'your
schedule? Have you seen John
Bushee to tell him how you
will help? This is the largest
shuffleboard tournament in
Sebring and let us all make it
the best. We are at 333
Pomegranate Ave. (behind
Sebring Police Station).

Town & Country
Mobile Home Park
Janet Day

SEBRING - We are still
welcoming northern folks
who are fleeing the north
country's wintry blasts.
Recent returnees are the
Barbers, Hammells,
Trombleys, McClerrys,
Lundgrens and Janet and
Michele Johns. The Lucas'
have family in who I'd expect
are dreading that trip back to
Michigan on Sunday. Am sure
you are all delighted to be in
our mild 80-degree tempera-
tures as we regulars are
thrilled to be enjoying them
ourselves. Hopefully, Mark
Sims has been able to com-
plete his work projects to be
with Becky (and us) for
Christmas.
I can personally attest to
some of the wintry fury -
although we were blessed
with clear roads and good
travel weather as we traveled
north to upstate New York for
Thanksgiving. We experi-
enced Mother Nature's gifts
in the form of sleet, snow,
freezing rain and very slushy
roads during our New York
State travels. However, we
endured 12-degree tempera-
ture and cherished every
moment of our two-week trip
to visit family and enjoyed a
Dunn family reunion. A broth-
er flew in from Washington
state and was ill with sinus
infection much of his time
East. My younger brother was
hospitalized Thanksgiving
morning through Sunday with
near pneumonia. Thankfully,
both have pretty much recov-
ered now. We truly appreciate
this wonderful Florida weath-
er once again!
Welcome to Ralph and
Betty Geiter at Town &
Country Boulevard. The
Geiters have lived in the area
a number of years hailing
from the state of Iowa origi-
nally. They reside in the for-
mer Pittman residence and
have been busy doing some
major renovations. We hope
you both enjoy our friendly
park. Please join in any or all
activities.
We returned to a flurry of
Christmas season events
along with it seemed thou-


sands of others, we enjoyed
the fabulous Sebring
Christmas parade around the
Circle. The floats were just
delightful and the park is bril-
liantly decorated. Take a night
to walk through if you haven't
had the pleasure as yet. On
Saturday night we witnessed
the Living Christmas Tree
program at the downtown
Baptist church - another
Christmas delight. And on
Sunday, several from Town &
Country traveled to Southern
Warner University to thor-
oughly enjoy the wonderful
Christmas concert. If you
have never been, it is truly a
rewarding experience.
Events at the park have
been going well. The
December homeowners meet-
ing drew a large group.
Claudette Boisvert, was elect-
ed to the trustee position for
the upcoming two years.
Congratulations to Claudette!
Thank you to all who exer-
cised their privilege of voting
and to Claudette for serving
us.
The Monday morning
socials have been well attend-
ed. Some local companies
share information concerning
the businesses so we are
learning more about the
Sebring commercial area.
However, much time is spent
chit-chatting and just sharing
neighborly concerns. We have
resumed the Friday Bible
study at 10 a.m. with Allen
Barber leading the group.
Water aerobics is up and run-
ning again, the first since Oct.
28. Some pool maintenance
was completed and then the
cold spell settled in so we are
extremely pleased with warm
water and air temperatures.
Everyone invited
Tuesday/Thursdays at 9:30
a.m. Several ladies enjoyed
the monthly women's lunch-
eon recently; this time at Red
Lobster. Watch for the desti-
nation of next month's lunch-
eon.
The bingo group really
appreciates Chuck Edwards
coming Thursday evening to
call. Attendance is picking up
weekly. December breakfast
on Dec. 6 brought out a large
group for a spectacular menu
choices. Eggs of your choice,
bacon, sausage, Hal's sausage
gravy and biscuits. Great
breakfast! Approximately 35
enjoyed the potluck on Dec.
17 again with a wide choice
of delectable foods. We will
be having Christmas dinner
on Thursday, Dec. 25. From
present appearance, many res-
idents are without close-by


family to share dinner so this
offers home-cooking and an
opportunity to share dinner
with our park family. We per-
sonally are thankful for this
privilege.
Some ladies from the park
traveled to Orlando Thursday
to enjoy lunch and "catching
up" on latest events with
Carol Suni. Carol left us early
in the summer to move to
Orlando but her heart still has
strong ties here at Town &
Country and vice/versa. She
will be flying to San Diego to
be with her daughter for the
holidays. We're happy for
that.
Speaking of former resi-
dents, I ran into Ron, Gerrie
and Tonya Rose while shop-
ping today. Gerrie is doing
well after their early depar-
ture in the spring for health
reasons. She now sports a
pacemaker and is doing well.
Their arrival was later so she
could have cataract surgery a
week ago. They promised to
stop for a chat from just
across U.S. 27 in Francis II.
Many enjoyed a wonderful
Christmas open house with
the Wyse's on Dec. 14. Bess
and Bill are great hosts so we
were treated to tasty foods,
enjoyable conversation with
neighbors and a tour of their
newly decorated master bed-
room and bath, plus Bess's
fantastic Christmas displays.
How many people do you
know who decorate their
homes with six beautifully
decorated trees? We know
one.
Kudos to all who have
made our park so beautiful
and colorful for Christmas.
Santa will certainly be guided
to Woodbine by the bright
lights on display. Last year
our people won first and sec-
ond place in the decorating
contest - perhaps we'll
achieve the same results this
year. Sure pretty.
Be sure to put an upcoming
event on your 2009 calendar.
Our annual park-wide garage
sale will be Saturday, Jan. 24.
This always draws many from
the community and we look
forward to the fun.
Several residents are cele-
brating December birthdays:
Jack Wilson, Barry Brown,
Nancy Haag, Mary Beth
Carby, Marie Barber, Virginia
Bums, Shirlene Hedges, Lee
Lundgren, Toby Chapel, Gary
Lucas, Dick Kapp, Wendy
Caruso-Johnson, Peggy
Maitland, Cliff Kalybaba,
Janet Day, Harold Lee and
Helen Lucas. If you see any of
these folks, wish'them a good


day. And we wish each and
every one a blessed Merry
Christmas and New Year.

Tropical
Harbor
By Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID -
Congratulations go out to
Shirl Bauman who was pre-
sented her Master Gardner
diploma on Dec. 11.
Congratulations go out to
Marge Perry on the birth of
her great-grandson on Dec.
14.
Our thanks go out to
Virginia Tharp for entertain-
ing us at the piano prior to our
Monday Coed Coffee on Dec.
15.
Thanks go out to Wil and
Carol Noel for hosting
Monday Coed Coffee on Dec.
15. Burt Pritchett put out the
tray of cookies. Donna
VandenBergh emceed.
George Susco, park manag-
er, asked us to be sure our
bicycles, golf carts and those
walking have lights on at
night. He reminded us that our
guests must register at the
office. Please inform your
guests of the rules and the
speed limit.
We welcomed back Luetta
Kiger and her grandson, Jeff
Kiger, from the Tampa area.
We welcomed returnees, Judy
VanCamp, The Schleich's,
Wackerhausens and guests Al
and Carol Palmatier who are
visiting Jim and Patti Wood.
Carol Noel, Sunshine chair-
man, announced there are care
cards to sign for Audrey
Egner, Barbara Myers of
Beaver Creek Street and a
thinking of you card for Bill
and Jan Butts. There is a con-
dolence card to sign for the
family of Fred Fiene, who
passed away.
Birthday and Anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang Happy
Birthday to Marge Bowser,
Joan Albertin, Betty Post,
Phyllis Gingrich and Mary
Ellen Bryant. We sang Happy
Anniversary to Judy and Jim
VanCamp. Thanks go out to
Virginia Tharp for accompa-
nying us on the piano.
Doris Bierstine thanked
everyone who brought gifts
for the children.
Wil Noel announced that
166 were served at the last
Military Dinner and thanked
everyone for their help and
participation.
Sherry White spoke with us
about forming a compassion-
ate service program. If you
are able to volunteer, please


sign up on the list or contact
Sherry.
There will be a Christmas
dinner at the clubhouse on
Christmas Day at 2 p.m. More
information will be available
at coffees. Maria Hagg and
Joann Rau will head up this
event. Ham and turkey and
potatoes will be prepared by
the committee and those
attending are asked to bring a
dish to share.
The next Pancake Breakfast
will be held on Jan. 3 from 8-
10 a.m. Bring your table serv-
ice and come on down for
orange juice, sausage, coffee
and all the pancakes you can
eat for a donation of $3.
The Dance Committee has
its first dance planned for Jan.
31 so mark that date on your
calendar.
Tuesday Ladies coffee was
emceed by Marilyn Cromer
and Carol Noel made the cof-
fee. There were 19 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.
Marilyn Cromer emceed
the Tuesday Ladies Coffee
meeting on Dec. 16. Carol
Noel made the coffee and we
enjoyed cookies brought by
Shirley Landon and cake
brought in by Helen Burgan.
There were 19 present. We
welcomed Helen Burgan's
daughter Joan who is visiting
from South Carolina. Carol
Noel gave her Sunshine
report. We sang Happy
Birthday to Mary Ellen
Bryant.
Fifty seven Tropical Harbor
Ladies enjoyed their lunch out
on Dec. 16 at the Sebring
Lakeside Resort Tearoom.
Thanks go out the Maxine
Bolyea, Peggy Sue Teague
and Mary Ellen Bryant for
hosting this event.
If you are able to volunteer
two hours on a Saturday
morning to help the residents
of the Lake Placid Health
Care Center play Bingo,
please let Helen Burgan
know.
What Is Christmas - It is
belief in the past, Courage for
the present and Hope for the
future. It is a fervent wish that
every cup may overflow with
blessings rich and eternal, and
that every path may lead to
peace. (Author unknown).


Scoreboard


Golden Girls
and Guys
LAKE PLACID - The
Golden Girls and Guys play
bridge at the Sun 'N Lake
clubhouse on Wednesdays.
Anyone interested in joining
can call 465-1040.
The results of Dec. 17
were as follows: First place,
Mary Jo Personette; second
place, Sylvia Eberhardt; and
third place, Buzz Buzzard.

Golden Seniors
SEBRING - The Golden
Seniors met Dec. 18 at
Caddy Shack with four tables
for bridge.


The winners were: First
place, Don Freeman, second
place, John Aerill; and third
place, Ruth Kromholz.

Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING - Here are the
scores for Woodhaven
Estates Bridge Club:
Party Bridge: First place,
Roz Krahn; second place,
John Alliston; and third
place, Louise Perkins.
Duplicate Bridge: First
place, Margaret Alliston and
Jeanne Sisson; second place,
Gerry Drefke and Elwyn
Gafner; and third place, Ray
and Roz Krahn.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
* 50 Plus Singles
Connection is an activities
club for all persons over 50.
Members gather for dinner at
various local restaurants and
have other activities. The group
meets at Beef O'Bradys on the
last Wednesday of each month
at 6:30 p.m. For information
call 452-1669.
* 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.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, 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


Frank E. donates tips to Elks Youth Camp


Courtesy photo
Frank E., entertainer at Sebring Elks 1529, presents Jim Mason (right), Exalted Ruler, his
Christmas tips of $105 to be used for the Elks Youth Camp. Franke E. pledged his tips for
November and December toward the project.


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 Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-


0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave.,
Avon Park. For details, call the
24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347
or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There willbe 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. Members meet at 6:30
p.m. the fourth Wednesday for
a business meeting and dinner.
Make dinner reservations by
calling 382-2208.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has a buffet from 5-7 p.m.
at the lodge. The lodge is open
to members and their guests.
Shuffleboard is at 1 p.m.
Lounge hours are 1-9 p.m. The
BPOE board meeting is at 7
p.m. every second and fourth
Tuesday. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* 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.
* 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 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 Kiwanis Club
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 1:15
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 and Auxiliary travel
to Royal Care Nursing Home in
Avon Park the last Wednesday.

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. Call 273-
0049.
* 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. o


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HEALTH & NUTRITION


Florida Hospital's diabetes education


program merits ADA recognition


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Florida Hospital
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Program has been awarded continued
recognition from the American Diabetes
Association. The program was originally
recognized in 2005. This program offers
high-quality education services to the
patients it serves.
The ADA Education Recognition
effort, begun in the fall of 1986, is a vol-
untary process that assures that approved
education programs have met the
National Standards for Diabetes Self-
Management Education Programs.
Programs that achieve recognition status
have a staff of knowledgeable health pro-
fessionals who can provide state-of-the-
art information about diabetes manage-
ment for participants.
Assuring high-quality education for
patient self-care is one of the primary
goals of Florida Hospital and program.
Through the support of the health care


team and increased knowledge and
awareness of diabetes, the patient can
assume a major part of the responsibility
for his/her diabetes management.
Unnecessary hospital admissions and
some of the acute and
chronic complication of
diabetes may be prevent-
S ed through self-manage-
ment education.
"The process gives
professionals a national
standard by which to
Garza measure the quality of
the services they pro-
vide," Florida Hospital Diabetes Center
Manager Brenda Garza said. "And, of
course, it helps consumers to identify
these quality programs."
Self-management education is an
essential component of diabetes treat-
ment. One consequence of compliance
with the National Standards is the greater
consistency in the quality and quantity of


education offered to people with dia-
betes. The participant in the ADA
Recognized program will be taught, as
needed, self-care skills that will promote
better management of his or her diabetes
treatment regimen.
All approved education programs
cover the following topics as needed:
diabetes disease process; nutritional
management; physical activity; medica-
tions; monitoring; preventing, detecting
and treating acute complications; pre-
venting, detecting and treating chronic
complications through risk reduction;
goal setting and problem solving; psy-
chological adjustment; and preconcep-
tion care, management during pregnancy,
and gestational management.
For more information, contact Garza
at 402-0177 or visit 4023 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872. The local staff
includes two dietitians, one registered
nurse, and one certified diabetes educa-
tor.


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Bredbenner joins Good Shepherd Hosice as executive director


Special to the News-Sun
LAKELAND - William
Christopher "Chris"
Bredbenner has joined Good
Shepherd Hospice, Inc. as
executive director.
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-prof-
it parent organization of Good
Shepherd Hospice. "The
patients and families of Good
Shepherd Hospice will truly
benefit from his experience
and expertise."
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 organi-
zation is in the process of


building a new 12-bed hos-
pice house in Highlands
County that will help address
patients' acute pain and symp-
toms in a home-like setting.
Good Shepherd Hospice cur-
rently operates the 12-bed
George Forsythe Hospice
House in Auburndale and a
seven-bed
S hospice unit at
Palm Terrace
,-ss. in Lakeland.
Bredbenner
graduated
from Stetson
University
Bredbenner with a degree
in business
administration/marketing and
is a certified fund raising
executive and a certified hos-
pice administrator. He has
also held leadership 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 pro-
grams accredited by the Joint


Commission, which sets the
national standards for,health-
care accreditation. The United
Way of Central Florida par-
tially funds the community
programs offered by Good
Shepherd Hospice. For more
information, visit the Web site
at www.goodshepherdhos-
pice.org.


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affected by a loss of hearing. Everyday conversation can seem grainy, less
focused and awkward as natural speech and sounds become
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Snow, ice, frostbite and
Florida. Although, these
words do not seem to go
together, families may be
traveling north during the
winter months and
Floridians may come across
some very cold tempera-
tures their toes have never
experienced.
"Foot ailments caused by
snowy and icy conditions,
as well as those caused by
wearing improper footwear,
are just several of the com-
mon winter injuries podi-
atric physicians commonly
see and treat during the
winter months," said Dr.
Ross Taubman, president of
the American Podiatric
Medical Association. "But
there are several steps that
can always be taken to
drastically reduce inci-
dences of these kinds of
ailments."
Follow these helpful tips
while traveling or shop-
ping:

Avoid aches
Determined shoppers
spend long hours navigat-
ing cramped, crowded
shopping malls and depart-
ment stores after Christmas
and New Years searching
for great bargains and
sales. A long day of shop-
ping can often leave feet
suffering from foot prob-
lems such as blisters and
sore arches. To help ease
stiffness and pain, stretch
and massage feet to release
tension, increase circula-
tion and rejuvenate skin. To
combat swelling in the legs
and feet; elevate legs above
heart level while lying
down after a long day.

Select smart
footwear
Wearing the right type of
footwear for weather con-
ditions is important to
avoiding foot and ankle
sprains, breaks, blisters and
more. While women attend-
ing holiday parties may
feel obligated to wear high
heels, always bring a pair
of sensible winter shoes to
wear to and from get- . :
together, and remember to:


Footprints
Dr. Olga Luepschen


keep high heel height limit-
ed to two inches or less.
When wearing boots,
always make sure they fea-
ture an adequate amount of
tread - which will help to
reduce slippage from icy
terrain. Additionally, pur-
chasing a pair of boots
made with leather or natu-
ral fibers will help to
absorb moisture and keep
feet dry and odor-free.
Those suffering from
diabetes, peripheral arterial
disease (PAD), neuropathy,
certain arthritic conditions
or other conditions that
cause decreased circulation
should take extra care to
keep feet well-insulated
during the winter to avoid
frostbite, including wearing
socks made with a poly-
cotton blend, even when
indoors.

Soothe dry skin
With chilly winter
weather often comes dry
air, which ldads to cracked,
dry skin. A 2008 APMA
survey found that 56 per-
cent of women always or
frequently suffer from skin
that is dry, rough, cracked
or irritated. Properly mois-
turizing feet with hydrating
lotions with active ingredi-.
ents containing urea or lac-
tic acid help to repair dry
feet and promote softer,
smoother skin.
While the winter months
in Florida are typically
spent drinking sweet tea
and wearing flip-flops,
remember to protect your
feet if you travel north.
For additional questions
visit www.GentleFoot
CareCenter.com.

Dr Olga Luepschen and the
R GentleFootCareCenter are at 2'
Ryant Blvd. or at 314-9255.


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Streaks go 2-0 in Taveniere


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@new'ssun.coin
SEBRING - It seemed
somewhat appropriate that on
the final day of the pared
down Teveniere Tournament,
that the Blue Streaks them-
selves would be a little short
handed.
But despite missing leading
scorer Devin Clarke, Sebring
got a big lift from J.C.
"Super Sub" Howard Sel
in topping Lake Wales
Saturday, 49-43. 4
"That's what being a
role player is all Lake
about," head coach
Princeton Harris said 4
afterward. "We needed
him to step up tonight and he
did a great job."
While Howard shined, the
game itself was anything but a
masterpiece.
Two strong defensive
teams, battling hard, getting
out and running paved the
way to numerous turnovers
and even more numerous foul


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calls.
By the end of the evening,
the Streaks would see three
players foul out while the
Highlanders had two sent to
the bench.
The defenses limited the
first quarter scoring, as
Sebring would only muster
six on buckets by Joe Young,
Chris Grubb and Jewel
Campbell.
ing But thanks to two
blocked shots in the
period by Campbell,
Lake Wales could only
inch out to an 8-6 lead.
The Highlanders
S quickly extended that
lead, scoring twice to
open the second, but Howard
followed a shot and was
fouled to keep Sebring close.
Grubb and Young then
scored consecutive baskets to
put the Streaks ahead.
Back and forth it went for
the rest of the period, with

Continued on page 3C


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Left: J.C. Howard drives to the bucket for two of his team-
high 15 points in the win over the Highlanders to help the
Streaks finish the Taveniere Tournament with a 2-0
recordAbove: Joe Young, after grabbing one of his 16
rebounds, leans in to put in two of his 13 points in Sebring's
49-43 win over Lake Wales in the Taveniere Tournament
Saturday.


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
The Avon Park boys bas-
ketball team went two-for-
three on the road last week-
end, putting their overall
record at 7-4 for the season.
"I am pretty happy with
our play, and I hope we have
fixed our on-the-road issues
we seemed to have earlier in
the season," said Luther
Clemons, Avon Park's head
coach.
According to Luther, the
Red Devils beat Lakeland
Christian 54-42 and Winter
Haven 6.1-
Avon Park .46 in the T-
Mac tourna-
t ment in
Auburndale
Lake. Christ. last Friday
a n d
42 Saturday,
but dropped
a game to Palmetto 62-59
last Thursday night.
"We blew it in the'last
1:40 at Palmetto," Clemons
said. "We had that game, and
:we let down our guard for
just a second and it was over.
But the gis have played a
lot of basketball in the past
couple of days, and we will
be glad for the break."
Against Lakeland
Christian on Friday, Avon
Park was able to exercise the
bench a bit, getting almost
everyone in the game.
Big man Alonzo
Robertson led the scoring
for the Devils with 12 points
an eight rebounds.
Avier Conner followed
closely with 11 points, but
according to Clemons, almost
ever) one got some net.
."We had several guys
who had eight points or so


'I hope we have
fixed our on-the-

road issues.

LUTHER CLEMONS
Avon Park head coach

and the scoring was pretty
spread out all over the
place. But I am particularly
proud of the 48 rebounds we
got in that game," he said.
"That was almost double of
our team goals."
Cleveland Nobles led the
Red Devil
scoring in Avon Pak
the Winter
Haven con- 6
test on
S a t u rda y Winter Haven
with 15 46
points, but 46
it was
Xavier Caldwell who pro-
vided the spark, according
to Clemons.
"Xavier really stepped up
for us. He scored 12 points
and had 11 rebounds for the
double-double. His play
really provided that little bit
extra that we needed,"
Clemons said.
Tekovian (TK) Niller
would also net 12 points in
the, game against Winter
Haven's Blue Devils:
The Red De\ils take a
short trip on Saturday, Dec.
27 when they face the team
from McKee of Jackson
County, KY at Disney's
Wide World of Sports at
Walt Disney World in the
Kaylee Scholarship
Association's Holidak
Basketball tournament at
10:45 a.m.


Dragons break out for first win


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
SEBRING - If you were a
referee in the Walker
Academy, Lake Placid match-
up Saturday evening, you
were out of breath.
The refs weren't out, of
breath because of running the
court, but because the, blew
their whistles . for what
seemed like the entire game.
At the end of the contest,
both teams had committed a
combined total of 39 fouls
and four players fouled out.
Despite the overabundance
of fouls, the Dragons man-
aged to break a
Lake Placid close game
into a 69-39
69 victory to pull
off their first
Walker win of the sea-
39 son in the. sec-
ond round of
the Taveniere
Tourney in Sebring.
"It is good to get the first
win of the season," Green
Dragon head coach David
Veley said. "We definitely
have some things to work on
over Christmas Break. We are
hoping to turn this win into
some momentum heading into
the second half of the season
where we play all of our dis-
trict games."
Both teams had a strong
start in the opening minutes
as the score was only 9-8 in
favor of Lake Placid.
That is when the big man
for Lake Placid, Travalier
Sholtz turned it into a 17-9
first quarter lead single hand-
edly.
Holding an eight-point
lead, the Dragons went to
work putting together a 10-3
*un to start the second quar-
ter.
Stukes then called for a
timeout to rally his troops
back. The timeout worked to
perfection as point guard


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Walker Academy's Kevin Fogle finds his drive to the basket a
little tight as Lake Placid's Andre Wilson, #15, and Kirk
Veley block the way in the Dragon's win Saturday night to
close out the Taveniere Tournament.


Brad Walz drained back-to-
back three pointers to get his
team back in the game.
Despite the hot hand by
Walz, the Dragons managed
to turn several Walker posses-
sions into turnovers and then
into easy buckets.
The turning point for both
teams came late in the second


quarter when Walz picked up
his fifth foul, eliminating him
from the rest of the contest.
"We did all right tonight,"
commented Walker Academy
head coach Levon Stukes.
"We were missing two
starters, but the kids came out

Continued on page 3C


Courtesy photo
Jessica Landers clears this Frostproof defender out of the way to take control of the ball
Saturday. Unfortunately, the Lady Bulldogs avenged a loss earlier in the week to hand
Lake Placid its first defeat of the season.


Lady Dragons take first


loss of the season


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
When two of the top teams
in a district play you know it
is going to be a knock-
down, drag-out fight. Fros
For the second time
in a week the Lake
Placid Lady Dragon
soccer team faced off Lake
with Frostproof.
Round one went to
the Dragons in Lake
Placid 3-1, but round two
went the way of the Bulldogs
who won 3-2..
A bright spot for the
Dragons was, despite the
loss, that they held their
number-one seed heading
into the district tournament.


"I am OK with the effort,"
commented head Green
Dragon coach John Merlo.
"They are a good team and
these are the type of
tproof games that we need
3 to play to be the best.
Even though we lost
we will be the num-
Placid ber-one seed in the
2 district because of
goal differential in
the two games."
Lake Placid had a big
defensive breakdown 15
minutes into the game and
fouled a Bulldog player in
the box.
The penalty set up a goal
kick. that sailed past the


Green Dragon goalie.
Down for the first time all
season, the Dragons fought
back as Yurriba Terrones got
a beautiful pass from Erica
Resendiz and then did the
rest - the goal marked the
21st of the season for
Terrones.
With less than three min-
utes before the final half,
Frostproof picked up their
second goal off of a deflec-
tion to put the Bulldogs up
2-1.
"We made some adjust-
ments in the second half that
seemed to help us," said
Merlo. "We were having
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THE SCOREBOARD


AMERICAN CONFERENCE


Miami
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N.Y. Jets
Buffalo

z-Tennessee
y-lndianapolis
Houston
Jacksonville

x-Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cleveland
Cincinnati

Denver
San Diego
Oakland
Kansas City


East
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9 6 0 .600388332
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South
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North
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West
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4 11 0 .267232364
2 13 0 .133285424


NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T PctPF PA
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Dallas 9 6 0 .600356321
Philadelphia 8 6 1 .567372283
Washington 8 7 0 .533241269
South
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y-Atlanta 10 5 0 .667360298
Tampa Bay 9 6 0 .600337292
New Orleans 8 7 0.533432360
North
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Chicago 9 6 0.600351319
Green Bay 5 10 0 .333388359
Detroit 0 15 0 .000247486
West
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San Francisco 6 9 0 .400312357
Seattle 4 11 0 .267273358
St. Louis 2 13 0 .133205434
x-clinched division
y-clinched playoff spot
z-clinched conference

Thursday's Game
Indianapolis 31, Jacksonville 24
Saturday's Game
Baltimore 33, Dallas 24
Sunday's Games
New Orleans 42, Detroit 7
Tennessee 31, Pittsburgh 14
Miami 38, Kansas City 31
New England 47, Arizona 7
San Francisco 17, St. Louis 16
San Diego 41, Tampa Bay 24
Cincinnati 14, Cleveland 0
Seattle 13, N.Y. Jets 3
Oakland 27, Houston 16
Buffalo 30, Denver 23
Atlanta 24, Minnesota 17
Washington 10, Philadelphia 3
N.Y. Giants 34, Carolina 28, OT
Monbiay's Game
Chicago 20,'Green Bay 17, OT
=y - " SinSday, Dec. 28
- St. Louis at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Houston, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Kansas City at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Jacksonville at Baltimore, 4:15 p.m.
Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.
Denver at San Diego, 8:15 p.m.
End of Regular Season
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
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Boston 26 2 .929 -
New Jersey 13 14 .481 12Y2
Philadelphia 12 15 .44413%
New York 11 16.40714%Y
Toronto ' 11 17.393 15
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Orlando 22 6 .786 -
Atlanta 17 10.630 4%
Miami 14 12.538 7
Charlotte 9 19 .321 13
Washington 4 21 .16016%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 23 4 .852 -
Detroit 14. 11 .560 8
Chicago 13 14 .481 10
Milwaukee 13 16.448 11
Indiana - 10 17 .370 13
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
New Orleans 16 7 .696 XA
Houston 19 9 .679 -
San Antonio 17 10.630 1%
Dallas 15 11 .577 3
Memphis 9 18 .333 9%Y
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 18 10 .643 -
Portland 17 11 .607 1
Utah 17 12 .586 1X
Minnesota 4 22 .154 13
Oklahoma City 3 25 .107 15
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 22 5 .815 -
Phoenix 16 11 .593 6
L.A. Clippers 8 20 .28614%/
Golden State 8 21 .276 15
Sacramento 7 22 .241 16
Monday's Games
Orlando 113, Golden State 81
Houston 114, New Jersey 91
L.A. Lakers 105, Memphis 96
San Antonio 101, Sacramento 85
Denver 97, Portland 89
Toronto 97, L.A. Clippers 75
Tuesday's Games
New Jersey at Indiana, late
Houston at Cleveland, late
Oklahoma City at Atlanta, late
Washington at Charlotte, late
Philadelphia at Boston, late
Golden State at Miami, late
Utah at Milwaukee, late
Chicago at Detroit, late
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, late
Memphis at Dallas, late
Minnesota at San Antonio, late
Denver at Portland, late


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Wednesday's Games
No games scheduled
Thursday's Games
New Orleans at Orlando, Noon
San Antonio at Phoenix, 2:30 p.m.
Boston at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m.
Washington at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m.


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N.Y. Rangers 22 12 2 46 96 94
Philadelphia 18 8 7 43116100
New Jersey 19 9 3 41 99 82
Pittsburgh 18 11 4 40113100
N.Y. Islanders 10 20 3 23 81 120
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 24 5 4 52124 77
Montreal 18 9 6 42 98 86
Buffalo 16 13 5 37 97 98
Toronto 14 13 6 34107114
Ottawa 12 14 5 29 73 83
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 20 11 3 43108102
Carolina 16 13 5 37 88 101
Florida 15 13 4 34 70 85
Atlanta 11 18 4 26 97 123
Tampa Bay 7 16 9 2372 101
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 22 6 4 48119 97
Chicago 18 6 7 43114 82
Nashville 16 13 3 35 84 92
Columbus 14 15 4 32 89 100
St. Louis 13 17 3 29 96 114
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Vancouver 19 12 3 41 103 89
Calgary 18 11 4 40 97 99
Minnesota 16 14 2 34 84 74
Colorado 16 16 1 33 88 96
Edmonton 15 14 3 33 87 98
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
SanJose- 26 4 3 55116 80
Anaheirri 18 13 3 39 97 94
Phoenix 16 14 4 36 88 95
Los Angeles 13 14 6 32 87 98
Dallas 13 14 5 31 90 113
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Monday's Games
Pittsburgh 4, Buffalo 3, OT
Toronto 6, Atlanta 2
Edmonton 4, Phoenix 2
Vancouver 4, Anaheim 3
Tuesday's Games
Boston at New Jersey, late
Ottawa at Philadelphia, late
Los Angeles at Columbus, late
Atlanta at N.Y. Islanders, late
Washington at N.Y. Rangers, late
Dallas at Toronto, late
St. Louis at Detroit, late
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, late
Nashville at Florida, late
Carolina at Minnesota, late
Phoenix at Colorado, late
Anaheim at Calgary, late
Vancouver at San Jose, late
Wednesday's Games
No games scheduled
Thursday's Games
No games scheduled
Friday's Games
Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.


SATURDAY. DEC. 20
EagleBank Bowl
Wake Forest 29, Navy 19
New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl
South Florida 41, Memphis 14
Las Vegas Bowl
Arizona 31, BYU 21
SUNDAY. DEC. 21
New Orleans Bowl
Southern Mississippi 30, Troy 27, OT
TUESDAY. DEC. 23
Poinsettia Bowl
Boise State (12-0) vs. TCU (10-2), late
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. (ESPN)


SATURDAY. DEC. 27
Meineke 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
California (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)
Chick-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
Southern Cal (11-1) vs. Penn State (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
Connecticut (7-5) vs. Buffalo (8-5),
Noon(ESPN2)
MONDAY. JAN. 5
Fiesta Bowl
Texas (11-1) vs. Ohio State (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)
SATURDAY. JAN. 17
East-West Shrine Classic
West vs. East, TBD (ESPN2)
SATURDAY. JAN. 24
Senior Bowl
South vs. North, 7 p.m. (NFLN)
SATURDAY. JAN. 31
Texas vs. The Nation
All-Star Challenge
Texas vs. Nation, 1 p.m.


BASEBALL
COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE-
Suspended N.Y. Yankees minor-league
C Damian Taveras and Baltimore minor-
league RHP Ambiorix Suero 50 games
after positive tests for banned perform-
ance-enhancing substances under
baseball's minor league program.
American League
BOSTON RED SOX-Named Dick Such
pitching coach for Salem (Carolina) and Kevin
Walker pitching coach for Lowell (NYP).
NEW YORK YANKEES-Agreed to
terms with RHP Chien-Ming Wang on a
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LOCAL SCHEDULE


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SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at KSA ChristmasToumament, Disney,TBA
MONDAY: Boys Basketball at KSA ChristmasToumament, Disney,TBA
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at KSA ChristmasToumament, Disney,TBA
SATURDAY, Jan. 3: Girls Basketball vs. Lincoln Park Academy, 4:30 p.m.


SATURDAY, Jan. 3: Boys Basketball vs. Walker Academy, 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY, Jan. 5: Boys Basketball at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Clewiston,
6/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, Jan. 6: Girls Basketball vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.


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SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


YMCA Gymnastics
SEBRING - YMCA Gymnastic pro-
gram will be held at a new location starting
Monday, January 5, 2009.
Practices will be held at Sebring
Christian Church (located down Hammock
Rd. on right).
This site is spacious and will help to
accommodate the different age groups we
work with.
Classes are once a week, you choose the
day. Sign-ups for next session will begin
Monday, December 15 through Friday, Jan.
2, 2009. Sessions begin Jan. 5, 2009.
For more information, contact Dave or
Tracy at 382-9622.

Sebring Chamber Golf Classic
SEBRING - The Greater Sebring
Chamber of Commerce Annual Winter
Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Jan.
31, at Sun N' Lake Golf & Country Club.
The tournament is a four person scram-
ble with 7:30 a.m. registration and an 8:30
a.m. shotgun start.
Teams are flighted by handicap.
The $75.00 entry fee includes round of
golf, continental breakfast, plenty of cold
beverages and snacks on the course, buffet
lunch and awards following play..
Register by Jan. 16 and recejpiv .pfree,
round of practice golf for your team.
(Good for weekend play only).
The event is open to all players with
door prizes and goodie bags for each
entrant.
For an entry form and information con-
tact the Greater Sebring Chamber of
Commerce at 385-8448.

Lake Placid Baseball, Softball
LAKE PLACID - LP Youth Baseball is
now accepting registrations for the 2009
Youth Baseball (ages 5-10) and Youth
Softball (ages 7-9) seasons.
There are a number of ways to register
and completed forms are to be submitted to
Holiday Inn Express, 608 S. Lake\ iew Rd.,
Lake Placid.
Registration forms will be sent out to all
public and private schools the week of
December 8. Forms are also available
online at townoflp@htn.net, go to
Recreation and then Baseball.
Registration deadline and draft is
January 17 at 9 a.m. There will be no reg-
istraiions'taken after the day of the draft.
Registration fees: T-Ball (league age 5-
6) is $30: 7-8/9-10 and Softball 7-9 is $40.
League Age is defined as the player's
age as of April 30, 2009 for boys and June
1, 2009 for girls. A copy of the player's
birth certificate is required.
Questions - call Sonja Warner at 441-
4504 or Heather Cox at 465-9187.

New Year Golf Benefit
SEBRING - Sun 'N Lake will host a
golf tournament to benefit the family of
Paul Sparks Saturday, Jan. 3 with an 8:30
a.m. shotgun start.
Cost to play the four-person scramble
tournament is $60 a person, $240 per team.
There are also four levels of sponsorships
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 recogni-
tion, or there is a $100 Hole Sponsorship.
Make checks payable to Sebring
Firemen, Inc. - Paul Sparks. Entries can be
mailed to Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 7007,
Sebring, Fla., 33872; or fax to 385-6533 or
385-1875.
For more information, call Jady Prescott,
381-2117 or Brannon Sparks, 381-9017.

Sebring Baseball Sign-Ups
SEBRING - Sebring 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. 27 and
Jan. 3, 10 and 17 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at
Max Long Field, and Dec. 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. 20, 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 Arts
SEBRING - The YMCA is offering mar-
tial arts, basic self-defense classes on
Tuesday andThursday nights from 6:45-
7:45 p.m.
The classes are instructed by Gary ^
Davis, a certified Black Belt inRonifOGiu
Karate and who has also received training
in various forms of martial arts and self
defense tactics.
The class will offer its' students the
chance to learn basic self-defense-as well
as a variety of martial arts.
Goju Karate will be the main course of
study, with lessons also in Judo, Jui Jitsu
and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
The benefits of martial arts are increased
cardio, improvement in balance, flexibility,
speed, coordination and mental awareness.
Fees for the class are $15 per month for
YMCA members and $30 per month for
community participants.
Uniform and personal protective equip-
ment are the responsibility of the student.
For more information, call 381-5399.

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

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

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


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Continued from 1C
and played hard. We lost our
point guard with Walz early
on and it really hurt us."
With Walker's biggest scor-
ing threat on the bench, the
Green Dragon defense kept
the Golden Eagles off balance
the remainder of the night.
Lake Placid extended their
17-point halftime lead in the
third quarter, thanks to a
stingy defense that forced
several Walker Academy
turnovers.
Not only were the Dragons
playing stingy defense but
they were also getting big
production from Avery
Young, Kirk Veley, and Andre
Wilson who each added two
buckets.
Walker continued to fight
despite being down by nearly
30 points thanks big shooting
by Kevin Fogle who had three
buckets from behind the arch.
Despite the big shooting
from Fogle, Lake Placid was
able to own the paint as
Wilson led the Dragons down
the stretch with seven points.
Lake Placid had one of
their best offensive perform-
ances of the season as four
players reached double fig-


'We lost our
point guard with
Walz early on and
it really hurt us.'
LEVON STUKES
Walker head coach
ures.
Veley led all scorers with
18 points, followed by
Wilson's 15, Young's 14 and
Sholtz, who added 11.
Despite the strong play
offensively, the Dragons
struggled somewhat in transi-
tion as they missed nine fast
break shots.
"Our transitions on fast
breaks have to improve," said
Veley. "We missed way too
many of those and we can't
do that against teams in our
district."
Walker had a big night
offensively from Fogle who
closed out the game with 16
points, 11 of those coming in
the final eight minutes of the
game.
Walz had a big night as
well, as he had 13 point all
coming in the first half.


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Continued from 1C
trouble defending their
wings so we did some things
to make it better."
Lake Placid tied the game
up less than 10 minutes into
the second half as Resendiz
booted her llth goal of the
season.
Lake Placid had several
opportunities to score in the
second half as they outshot
the Bulldogs 20-6.
Despite outshooting their
opponent, the Dragons let
one key shot slip through
as the Bulldogs picked up a
goal on a breakaway and
was able to hang on to the
3-2 win.
"We had plenty of
opportunities," said Merlo.


"We had shot after shot and
several good looks but
couldn't get that tying
goal."
One of the disappointing
events on the night came in
the second half when
Maribel Garza injured her
knee and is expected to miss
several weeks due to the
injury.
With the loss, the
Dragons moved to 8-1-1 on
the season and 5-1 in dis-
trict play.


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Sebring hangs on despite


10 missed free throws in fourth


Continued from 1C
Howard finishing off the 21-
19 halftime lead with a drive.
They pushed the lead up a
tad in the third, with Howard
and Young going for four
apiece to make it 33-28
entering the final frame.
But by now, the constant


whistles meant the fouls had
added up.
So much so, that in the
fourth period, only three bas-
kets were scored - the rest of
the points in the eight min-
utes were all on free throws.
"If you know of someone
who can teach how to shoot
free throws, send them to


me," Harris lamented later.
That's because during the
endless parade to the charity
stripe, when the Streaks
could have sealed it away,
the team went a collective
14-24 in the quarter.
Lake Wales shot much bet-
ter, percentage-wise, going
11-14, but the numbers


weren't enough to bridge the
gap.
"This is a good type of
game for us," Harris said. "It
gives us a different look, a
tough opponent and very
physical. It wasn't pretty, but
I'll take an ugly win over a
pretty loss any day."


Couresty photo
Despite their loss to
Frostproof, Lake Placid kept
the top seed heading into
the district tournament - but
they lost top-notch defender
Maribel Garza to a knee
injury that may well cost her
several weeks on the side-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-001535
Division:
THE BANK OF NEW YORK TRUST
COMPANY, N.A. (SUCCESSOR TO
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR
TO THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK,
SUCCESSOR TO CHEMICAL BANK), AS
TRUSTEE FOR IMC HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST 1997-5,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST JANNETTE G.
CHARLES
A/K/A JANNETTE GLORIA CHARLES
A/K/A JANETTE GLORIA CHARLES,
DECEASED, etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-
ITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST JANNETTE G. CHARLES A/K/A JA-
NETTE GLORIA CHARLES A/K/A JANETTE
GLORIA CHARLES, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
SUN AND LAKE OF SEBRING, UNIT 2,
BLOCK 19 LOT 113, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 9th day of December, 2008.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
December 17, 24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-001070
Division:
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST BEVERLY SMITH
A/K/A BEVERLY HELEN SMITH,
DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-
ITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST BEVERLY SMITH A/K/A BEVERLY
HELEN SMITH, DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-


close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 3, BLOCK 10, UNRECORDED PLAT OF
RIVER RIDGE RANCHES, BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,


1050 Lega
RANGE 29 EAST; THENCE NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 43 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST
ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF LAFLAM ROAD,
A DISTANCE OF 662.24 FEET TO THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 10 AND FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH
00 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 13 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 3,
A DISTANCE OF 664.35 FEET TO THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 22 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 331.06 FEET TO
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 3;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 29 MINUTES
53 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE
OF SAID LOT 3, A DISTANCE OF 664.20 FEET
TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT
3; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 43 MINUTES
00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID LOT 3 AND THE CENTERLINE OF LA-
FALM ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 331.12 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO DESCRI-
BED AS: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST
1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 33
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 5th day of December, 2008.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
December 17, 24, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1277-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES 0. ENGLISH NK/A JAMES OLIVER
ENGLISH; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES 0. ENGLISH NK/A JAMES OLIVER
ENGLISH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES 0. ENGLISH NK/A JAMES OLIV-
ER ENGLISH; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES 0. ENGLISH NK/A JAMES OLIVER
ENGLISH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIE-
NORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, by January 19, 2009, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following described
property, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN LOT 8, BLOCK 279,
UNIT 13 OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBR-
ING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 71 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, FUR-
THER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL
"F" BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWESTERLY
CORNER OF LOT 8 OF SAID BLOCK 279, AL-
SO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN THENCE
ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 8,
NORTH 32 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 02.95
SECONDS WEST, 81.85 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 59 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 52.3 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 49.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 30
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 07.7 SECONDS EAST,
44.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 31 DEGREES 12
MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST, 36.50 FEET TO
THE BACK OF LOT LINE OF SAID LOT 8,
THENCE ALONG THE SAID BACK LOT LINE,
R=4,045'; A=47.17', D=00 DEGREES 40 MI-
NUTES 04.12 SECONDS TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVID-
ED INTEREST IN THE COMMON AREAS AS
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: SURVEY OF THE
COMMON ELEMENTS FOR UNITS A
THROUGH F, BEING A PARCEL OF LOTS 8
AND 9, BLOCK 279, UNIT 13 OF SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING IN SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA. FURTHER DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-
EASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 9, RUN
ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 9,
SOUTH 29 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 03.83 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 43.53 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 59
DEGREES 01 MINUTES 52.3 SECONDS
WEST, 70.95 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 30 DE-
GREES 58 MINUTES 07.7 SECONDS WEST,
10.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 59 DEGREES 01
MINUTES 52.3 SECONDS WEST, 54.67 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 30 DEGREES 58 MINUTES
07.7 SECONDS WEST, 10.00 FEET THENCE
SOUTH 59 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 52.3 SEC-
ONDS WEST 77.16 FEET TO A POINT ALONG
THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 8;
THENCE ALONG THE SAID WESTERLY LINE
OF LOT 8, NORTH 32 DEGREES 29 MINUTES
02.95 SECONDS WEST, 43.15 FEET THENCE
ALONG THE FRONT LOT LINES OF SAID LOTS
8 & 9, ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT,
R=4,170', A=204.92'; D=2 DEGREES 48 MI-
NUTES 56.12 SECONDS TO THE NORTH-
EASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 9, ALSO


THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A
5107 GRANADA BLVD
SEBRING, FL 33872
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you


1050 Leals
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 8th day of
December, 2008.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
December 17, 24, 2008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-001373
Division:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
DENVER PETTIGREW, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DENVER PETTIGREW
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4601 Adrienne
Street
Sebring, FL 33872
CURRENT ADDRESS: 4601 Adrienne Street
Sebring, FL 33872
TO: LORNA PETTIGREW
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4601 Adrienne
Street
Sebring, FL 33872
CURRENT ADDRESS: 4601 Adrienne Street
Sebring, FL 33872
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 17, IN BLOCK 22, PLACID LAKES
SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition. '
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 5th day of December, 2008.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
December 17,24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-581-GCS
CIENA CAPITAL, LLC, a
foreign limited liability company
f/k/a BUSINESS LOAN CENTER, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL D. RUNNER, LORI E. RUNNER,
and TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3,
TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS
TO ACCOUNT FOR THE PARTIES
IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accord-
ance with the Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 8th, 2008, in the
above-styled cause, I, as said Clerk of the
Court, will offer for sale and sell at public sale
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the
12th day of January, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., the
following:
LOT 1, BLOCK 747, UNIT 15 RI SUN N
LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE(S) 64, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
DATED: DECEMBER 12TH, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
DEPUTY CLERK
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to provisions of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court Administrator,
(863)534-4590, within 2 working days of your
receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.
December 24,31,2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-541
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RANDALL R. KUESTER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RAN-
DALL R. KUESTER, deceased, whose date of
death was December 3, 2008, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 365-54-9725, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
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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


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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 24, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert J. Kuester
1700 Circle Dr.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Ride
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
December 24, 31,2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-542
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHIRLEY LEVENSON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
SHIRLEY LEVENSON, deceased, whose date
of death was February 23, 2007, is pending in
the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS 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 No-
tice is December 24, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Nancy Jo Caplan
99 Moore Avenue
Worcester, Massachusetts 01602
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ William J. Nielander
Florida Bar No. 0386014
172 E. Interlake Blvd.
Lke PlIcid FIlrid3 33852
Telephone. 1863)j 65-8181
Fax: (868y465-5614
December 24, 31, 2008
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protec-
tion gives notice of its preparation of a draft
permit revision for Triple G Dairy, to be issued
to Goolsby Incorporated. The proposed permit
revision approves the new Comprehensive
Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP), and au-
thorizes a herd increase of 2,450 milk cows at
the Triple G Dairy, located at 2175 Triple G
Road, Sebring, Florida 33870.
Any interested person may submit written
comments on the draft permit of the Depart-
ment or may submit a written request for a
public meeting to Bradley Akers, Department
of Environmental Protection Southeast District
Office, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite
200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, in accord-
ance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Ad-
ministrative Code. The comments or request
for a pubic meeting must contain the informa-
tion set forth below and must be received in
the Office within 30 days of publication of this
notice. Failure to submit comments or request
a public meeting within this time period shall
constitute a waiver of any right such person
may have to submit comments or request a
public meeting under Rule 62-620.555, Flori-
da Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public
meeting must contain the following informa-
tion:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and
telephone number, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File Number
and the county in which the project is pro-
posed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of
the Department action or proposed action was
received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Depart-
ment should consider in making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes
require reversal or modification of the Depart-
ment action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meet-
ing be scheduled including a statement of the
nature of the issues proposed to be raised at
the meeting. However, the Department may
not always grant a request for a public meet-
Ing. Therefore, written comments should be
submitted within 30 days of publication of this
notice, even if a public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public
comment period is extended until the close of
the public meeting. If a public meeting is held
any person may submit oral or written state-
ments and data at the meeting on the Depart-
ment proposed action. As a result of signifi-
cant public comment the Department final ac-
tion may be different from the position taken
by it in this draft permit.
The permit application file and supporting
data are available for public inspection during
normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Department of Environmental Pro-
tection Southeast District office, 400 North
Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, FL 33401, Telephone Number: (561)
681-6600.
December 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-1172
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
URVASHI PATEL, if alive and if not, his un-


known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against URVASHI PATEL,
and all claimants under any of such party;
MARTA OBREGON DUBERNARD, If alive and
if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against MARTA OBRE-


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GON DUBERNARD, and all claimants under
any of such party;
BERTA OBREGON DUBERNARD, if alive and if
not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming
by, through, under or against BERTA OBRE-
GON DUBERNARD, and all claimants under
any of such party;
EDUARDO M. SIDECO and TERESITA 0.
SIDECO, His Wife, if alive and if not, their un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under or against EDUARDO M. SIDE-
CO and TERESITA 0. SIDECO, and all claim-
ants 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 21, Block 189, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 2: Lot 22, Block 189, Unit 11, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
6th day of JANUARY, 2009.
SIGNED this 2nd day of DECEMBER, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 17, 24, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08000887GCS
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC., A
CALIFORNIA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
CONSUELO H. MARTINEZ et. al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure. dated Decem-
ber 3, 2008, and entered in Case No.
08000887GCS, of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein ACCREDITED HOME
LENDERS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORA-
TION, is a Plaintiff and CONSUELO H. MARTI-
NEZ; JOHN P. MARTINEZ; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.,
ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR ACCRED-
ITED HOME LENDERS, INC., A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION; CAROL 0. KOPPEY; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce
Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00
A.M. on January 12, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
A PORTION OF LOT 14, BLOCK 56,
PALMHURST SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY .DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY
CORNER OF SAID LOT; THENCE RUN NORTH
16 DEGREES 02'00" EAST AND ALONG THE
WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ORANGE
STREET A DISTANCE OF 93.00 FEET; THENCE -
NORTH 73 DEGREES 58'00" WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 70 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT THENCE
SOUTH 16 DEGREES 02'00" WEST AND
ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 93 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF ROSE AVENUE, THENCE
SOUTH 73 DEGREES 58'00" EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
LUKE E.BROOKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 4th day of December, 2008.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
December 24, 31, 2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-519GCS
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS
ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET
BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RODNEY L. WARD; SUSAN J. WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
1st day of December, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-519GCS, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIBANK,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLD-
ERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SE-
CURITIES I LLC, ASSET BACKED-CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-HE3, is the Plaintiff and
RODNEY L. WARD; SUSAN J: WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of January, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TER-
RACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 96, AND TRANSCRIPT BOOK, PAGE 1,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE


A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL


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33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 1st day of December. 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-20659
December 17, 24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-573-GCS
Century Bank, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Alan D. Sherdan,
Kandee T. Sherdan,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated De-
cember 15th, 2008, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the Highlands
County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room,
430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870 at 11:00 a.m. on January 15, 2009 the
following described property:
Lot 35, in Block 3, of Leisure Lakes, Section
One, according to the Plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 6, at page 6, of the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
Publish on the following dates: December 24,
2008 and December 31, 2008.
Original notice to be returned to the Clerk of
the Circuit Court.
Dated on December 17, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 24, 31, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001187
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST,
SERIES 2006-5,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DUCLAIRE DESIUS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DUCLAIRE DESIUS, UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION #1 AND #2, and ALL OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES, et al.
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated De-
Scember 15, 2008, entered in Civil Case No.:
28-2008-CA-001187 of the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST, SERIES 2006-5, Plaintiff, and DUC-
LAIRE DESIUS, UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION #1 n/k/a ANTELA SHAY, are De-
fendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the
Jury Assembly Room in the Basement of the
Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871, at
11:00 a.m., on the 15th day of January, 2009,
the following described real property as set
forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 63, OF SEBRING COUN-
TRY ESTATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Sf you are a person claiming a right to funds
remaining after the sale, you must file a claim
with the clerk no later than 60 days after the
sale. If you fail to claim you will not be entitled
to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only
the owner of record as of the date of the lis
pendens may claim the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court
on December 17, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
Popkin & Rosaler, P.A.
1701 West Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 302
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
December 24, 31, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-895 GCS
INDYMAC BANK FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM J. JACKSON JR. A/K/A WILLIAM
JACKSON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR QUICKEN LOANS INC.;
ANDREA JACKSON A/K/A ANDERA C.
JACKSON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE.SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
1st day of December, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 08-895 GCS, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein INDYMAC BANK
FSB, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM J. JACKSON
JR. A/K/A WILLIAM JACKSON; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS IN-
CORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR QUICKEN
LOANS INC.; ANDREA JACKSON A/K/A AN-
DERA C. JACKSON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE; SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 6th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 34, IN BLOCK 61, OF SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE


A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 1st day of December, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-29650
December 17, 24, 2008


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-249GCS
Division:
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff.
-vs-
KAREN J. GONZALES, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KAREN J. GONZALES
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 34 Mimi Street
Sebring, FL 33875
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 14 AND 15, BLOCK 182, WOODLAWN
TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96,
AND IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 8th day of December, 2008.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
December 17, 24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-08-1065
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1,
MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1
Plaintiff,
-vs-
STEVEN C. LUCCHESI A/K/A STEVEN
LUCCHESI; PAMELA G. LUCCHESI, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through and under any
of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on the 12th day of Janu-
ary, 2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury
Assembly Room in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 106, TWIN LAKES ESTATES, accord-
ing to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
5, Page 31, as recorded in Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 23rd day of October, 2008.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
L.E. "Luke" E. Brooker
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 24, 31,2008

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 282007CA000932AOOOXX
M & T BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KATHERINE LEIGH BRITT;.MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST
NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZONA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KATHERINE LEIGH BRITT; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
1st day of December, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 282007CA000932AOOOXX, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein M & T
BANK, is the Plaintiff and KATHERINE LEIGH
BRITT; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMI-
NEE FOR FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ARIZO-
NA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KATHERINE
LEIGH BRITT; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASE-
MENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th
day of January, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
CLUSTER 30, UNIT B, COUNTRY CLUB
VILLAS I PHASE III OF SPRING LAKE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-


CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 139, BE-
ING A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF TRACT C OF
COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS I OF SPRING LAKE,
AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15,
PAGE 74, LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP
35 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 2nd day of December, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak


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Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
07-20436
December 17, 24, 2008

PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
1999 HONDA
1HGCG5651XA005870
ON JANUARY 5, 2009, 9:00A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID FL 33852
December 24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-645-GCS
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES E. STEELE, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of which is in-
dicated above.
I will sell 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 Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 12th day of January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 2, BLOCK 25, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, .IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
this 8th day of DECEMBER, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STS-C-2095/VL
December 17, 24, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 282008CA001021XXXXXX
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE SPECIALTY
UNDERWRITING AND RESIDENTIAL FINANCE
TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-BC5,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
RICHARD A. THOMPSON, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclo-
sure dated October 22, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 282008CA001021XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,
Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE SPECIALTY
UNDERWRITING AND RESIDENTIAL FINANCE
TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-BC5, is Plaintiff
and RICHARD A. THOMPSON; ANGELA
THOMPSON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR MILLENNIUM BANK, NA MIN NO.
11001300-0000017860-9; WACHOVIA DEALER
SERVICES, INC. F/K/A WFC FINANCIAL, INC.;
UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of January, 2009;
the following described property as set forth
in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: .
GENERALLY DESCRIBED AS BEING A POR-
TION OF LOTS 1 AND 20, BLOCK 251, SEBR-
ING HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED .IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SUNSET AVE-
NUE AND TA-SES-CHEE DRIVE AS SHOWN
ON AFORESAID PLAT, RUN THENCE NORTH-
EASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF TA-SES-CHEE DRIVE A DIS-
TANCE OF 83.00 FEET; RUN THENCE SOUTH-
EASTERLY A DISTANCE OF 147.93 FEET;
RUN THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY A DISTANCE
OF 140.70 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF SUNSET AVENUE; RUN
THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG SAID EASTER-
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF.
159.27 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
AND THE EASTERLY HALF OF VACATED SUN-
SET AVENUE LYING ADJACENT TO SAID
PORTION OF LOTS 1 AND 20, BLOCK 251
PER O.R. BOOK 872, PAGE 755, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court
not later than five business days prior to the
proceeding at the Highlands County Court-
house. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.
DATED at Sebring, Florida, on October
23,2008.
LUKE BROKER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
P.O.Box 11438
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Phone: (954) 564-0071
December .17, 24, 2008


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-769-GCS
SOVEREIGN BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BARBARA J. CAMPBELL, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Fore-
closure Sale entered on December 15, 2008,
in this case now pending in said Court, the
style of which is indicated above.
I will sell 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 Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 13th day of January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
FOR LEGAL DESCRIPTION
Lot 51 Hickory Hills unrecorded, in Section
17, Township 37 South, Range 30 East, High-
lands County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows: Commence at the West
one quarter of Section 17, Township 37
South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Flor-
ida; run thence South 89 degrees 38' 36" East
along the North line of the South one-half of
Section 17 for a distance of 1,973.08' to a
point on he Easterly right of way line of U.S.
Highway #27 (State Road #25); run thence
South 24 degrees 50' 15" East along said
right of way line for a distance of 1,214.89' to
a point; run thence South 89 degrees 24' 13"
East for a distance of 615.40' to the Point of
Beginning; continue thence South 89 degrees
44' 13" East for a distance of 70' to a point;
run thence South 0 degrees 15' 47" West for
a distance of 100.0' to a point; run thence
North 89 degrees 44' 13" West for a distance
of 70.0' to a point; run thence North 0 degrees
15' 47" East for a distance of 100.0' to the
Point of Beginning; being the same property
described as Lot 51 portion of that Plat of a
subdivision of a portion of Section 17, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 30 East, Highlands
County, Florida made by Peter H. Scribner,
Land Surveyor dated December, 1966, copy
of which is recorded in O.R. Book 325, Page
425, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
a/k/a: 110 PINE DRIVE, LAKE PLACID,
FLORIDA 33852
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
this 8th day of DECEMBER, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER, CLERK
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
SBC-C-109/bap
December 24, 31,2008


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


1100 Announcements


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1200 Lost &Found
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1550 Professional Services

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email:
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Clean, Seal, Preserve your Driveway to
LIKE NEW! Affordable rate's/prompt service.
Commercial & Residential Service
10% Seniors disc., 5% Water Supply disc.
I also do deck, dock & fence staining!!!
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Great deals on house washing
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Install doors, windows, flooring, minor
electric & plumbing and more.
Lic. & Ins. Call 863-452-5201 or
863-449-1744.
POWER WASHING by CANDY
Homes, Mobile, RV's, Boats etc....
Residential/ Commercial
Licensed & Insured
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2100 Help Wanted
ACCOUNT REP NEEDED. Any job experience
is needed to carry out the job. You must have
computer skills & speak English fluently.You
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COMCAST SALES REPS
We are authorized to sell for Comcast Cable
and we need Residential Sales Reps
Immediately!!! You'll be responsible for new
customer acquisition through door-to-door
sales activity. Flexible full-time positions
available, $900+ weekly earning potential.
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agency serving children and their families
has an opening in our Sebring office for a
Supervisor. MSW or related degree, Florida
Child Protection certification and 5 years
experience required. Send resume to:
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Supervisor-Sebring in subject line. Fax:
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Office Hours 6:00 A.M. - 6 P.M.

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

NOW HIRING MANAGEMENT FOR BUSY
Pet Super Store. Paid vacations, medical,
dental, 401(k). Salary depends on
experience. Please apply In person with
your resume @ Pet Supermarket,
800 Sebrlng Square; Sebrlng, Fl. 33870
PRN/RN FOR surgical procedures in an ASC-
fax resume 863-471-6834
Receptionist - Lake Placid - Medical office
experience. Bilingual preferred. Computer
literate, multi-tasked orientated, handle
multi-phones, schedule appointments,
records management, verify insurance, etc.
Excellent benefits, salary commensurate
with experience. Call 863-452-0566;
fax resume to 863-453-9340.

STANLEY STEEMER
of Highlands Co. currently has several posi-
tions for Carpet Cleaning Techs. We are look-
ing for cheerful/dependable people who will
be working in a service business. No Exp.
necessary. Health Benefits, Retirement pack-
age available. Applicants must possess valid
FL drivers license and safe driving record.
Background check required. For appt. call
863-655-2190 or come in to apply. DFWP


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Financial



4000

Real Estate


4080 Homes for Sale

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

4100 Homes for Sale
4100 Lake Placid

BY BUILDER
NOW FOR Sale.REDUCED BY 65K. 3BR, 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. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.

4 170 Lakefront ProperorSale y
4'7O 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.


5000

Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5 J For Sale

AVON PARK- 2BR/2BA, Carport, sun
room, shed. etc. Beautiful Club House &
pool. $29,900 OBO. Financing available.
Call 574-780-0132.

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5050 Mobile Homes
5050 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
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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.

5 1 0 Mobile Homes
5 '5 For Rent
AP-2BR/1 BA- 5 miles east of Avon Park.
New flooring, stove, refrig., w/d hook-up.
Includes water & garbage pick-up, $400/mo.
+ $100 sec. No pets. Need references.
CALL 863-453-3610.


6000
Rentals



6050 Duplexes for Rent
1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2BR/1BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to shopping.
$550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security.
Call 863-465-0075.
2/2/1 LARGE yard, screened porch, all appli-
ances. Includes water and lawn care. Children
and pet ok. available jan 1st $650 mo. Call
(863)382-2419
Best Rental in town, large 2/1 totally
remodeled, washer/dryer hook -ups,
$575/ mo. Available Immediately!
Call (321)537-5681
LAKE PLACD- 2BR/1BA, central
A/C, free water, close to Lake June.
$550/mo. Call 786-385-3164 or
863-699-0925.
SEBRING - 2/1 DUPLEX near Lakeshore
Mall. Laundry room, screened porch,
$500/mo. plus utilities. $450 sec. dep.
2003 Theodore. Call (863)452-1927.

6 1 0 Villas & Condos
61O0 For Rent
SEBRING - TOWN HOUSE/UILLR
Corner Unit 2200 SQ FT, 2BR, 2BR,
2CG, Den. $1880/mo. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247

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



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6150 Furnished
615 Apartments
Lake Placid - Furnished Studio apt.
for rent on beautiful Lake Frances. $600/mo.
Utilities included. NO pets.
Clean & private. 276 Cloverleaf Rd.
CALL 954-232-7975 or 954-438-0662
LAKE PLACID: FURNISHED GOLFVIEW
EFFICIENCY WITH KITCHENETTE.
$475/MO., includes all utilities, pool.
Prudential Sanders Realty
863-465-1400


6200 Unfurnished
6 0 Apartments
$500, AND $200 SECURITY MOVES YOU INI
Duplex, 2 br/lba, near Sebring High
School/Fred Wild Elementary. Washer/dryer
hookup, back porch. 1 year lease. 385-8209.

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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
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Play ground. 1st & Sec.
Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK - studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. MAIN ST.
863-453-8598
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.
LAKE PLACID- 2BR, 1BA,, 1st & sec.,
lease. Includes laundry facility. NQ pets.
Call 561-706-6743.

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refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl. Pets OK,
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2200 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

6300 Unfurnished Houses
(2) 2BR/1BA homes recently re-
modeled. New carpet & paint.
$475/mo, 1st, last & sec. Available
Jan. 01, 2009. Call 863-991-5159.
2/1 $675.00 1st, last & 500 security
(863)402-0400 OR (863) 414-0842
5514 KNIGHT Ave Sebring 2/2 $600 mo.
134 Lavender Ave LP 2/2 on canal $600 mo.
4110 & 4112 Vilabella Dr. Sebring 2/2
duplex $650 mo.
1519 Washington Blvd LP 4/2 $900 mo.
425 US 27 N Venus 3/2 mobile, 6 acres,
$950 mo.
200 Anderson St. LP 4/2 on canal $1200
mo.
Call Connie Fulton, RE/ MAX Realty Plus II
(863)465-7818
AVON PARK - House for rent.
4BR/2BA Unfurnished.
$825 /mo. 324 Wilhite St.
Avon Park. Call 863-443-8272.
SEB- 2/1, screen porch, util. rm.,
carport, nice area. Possible
lease option. $575/mo.
Call 954-558-4731.
SEBRING- SUN N LAKE 3BD, 2BA, 2CG, New
Never lived in custom home with many up-
grades. No pets. No smoking $950mo Call
863-414-0959
SEBRING-3BR/2BA
Nice view of lake w/dock,
4000 Lakeview Dr.
Call 863-382-1394

6400 Rooms for Rent
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.

7000
Merchandise

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

7180 Furniture
LIVING ROOM , dining room and 2 sets of
bedroom furniture. All cherry wood, excellent
condition. 30 pc in all. Furnish your whole
house or apartment for only $2500.00
(863)243-3035
WEST COAST FURNITURE
now accepting quality
consignment items.
" CALL 863-382-7666

7260 MusicalMerchandise


BABY GRAND PIANO
Very good condition, $3800 OBO.
Wrap up you Christmas!
Call 863-273-0469, leave message.
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!

7300 Miscellaneous
SPA FOR 2. Two YEARS
OLD. SELDOM USED.
$1250 (863)382-1921


2 RECLINERS, each different, $25 each.
Call 863-214-1965
2001 Huskee Riding lawn mower, w/18.5hp
briggs & stratton twin cyl. Has rear grass
catcher. Great shape. $500 OBO.
863-214-5686.
24" Huffy mountain bike, 18 speed, like new
tires. $30. Call 863-402-2285.
BUCKETS - 5-7 gallon used, $2 each. Half
barrel planters, bright blue heavy duty PVC/
plastic w/drain holes. Used, $3 each
Call 502-741-1114.
Carlton Sheets CD/DVD set. Guide to Buying
Real Estate. Complete set, new, still wrapped
in plastic. Copyright date, 2004. $20 OBO
for all. For details call 507-741-1114.
Cocoa brown LA-Z-BOY recliner, full chaise
lounge type. A-1 shape. $50.
Call 863-214-3871.
Color TV, $25. Call 863-214-1965.
Craftsman garden tiller, 5hp. $375. Like new.
Call 863-655-0342.
Early American drop leaf table, two high-back
-chairs, maple finish. Very nice. $110. Lake
Placid. 863-465-7554.
FIREWOOD SPLIT, SEASONED, HARD
WOOD, $5 A BUNDLE OR $100 FACE CORD.
DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 863-465-1161
Free nursery pots, different sizes, lots.
Buckets full of seeds, free. Flats/trays, 6 packs
of 50 flats in each pack, new $30 for each
pack of 50. Nusery pots for sale, diff. sizes,
cheap. For details Call 502-741-1114.
Girls baby swing, used only once, pink plaid
w/flowers. Mobile & headrest, electric. $80.
Call 863-381-2600
MICROWAVE OVEN- Emerson , Red, like new!
$30.00 (863)382-6961
Nintendo Wii, pink skin. 3 controllers,
charging station, comes w/18 different games
+ much more. Like new, $400. Call Crystal @
863-452-6386
RECLINER- LEATHER off white $50.00
(863)382-6961
RYOBI HD Bench Grinder w/light,
new in box. $50. Call 863-4414418.
Silver jewelry, all kinds. $30.
Call 863-214-1965.
SMALL FOLD down round walnut dining room
table with 2 matching chairs 6 mos old
$100.00 obo (863)382-6961
TREK BIKE, Trek road racing bike. Trek 1000
model 6061T6. In exc. cond. Has new
speedometer. $300. Call 502-741-1114.
Upright freezer, looks new. $150.
Call 863-441-6562.
White refrigerator, $100. White dishwasher,
$50. Range hood, $10. Call 863-243-3850.


Wii Nintendo Game Console. Brand New
sealed in box. Includes 2 controllers, 5 game
disc, sensor, cord adapter.$350. 633-9660.
Xmas 200 motion multi-colored, in & out,
door lights. $10 a box. 1 box.
Call 863-441-4418
Xmas garland lights, 300 clear set, in & out,
door lights $10 box. 1 box.
Call 863-441-4418
Xmas lights 35 miniature in & out, door lights
S1 a box. 12 in all Call 863-441-4418.

7400 Lawn & Garden
JOHN DEER Tractor Mower. Model L-120
Auto, 22HP, 48inch cut, new blades. Excellent
shape. Looks like new. $1200 Call 863-202-
5574
MATD 38" riding lawnmower,
excellent condition, only
used twice. Brand new. $600.
Call 863-385-8211.


7520 Pets & Supplies
CHRISTMAS KITTENS W/TOY & FOOD.
Good breeding, 8 wks old. Call for details @
863-655-4444, leave message.
Found large mostly white cat w/yellow eyes.
Pleae call to identify. 863-452-2462, leave
message if no answer.


7520 Pets & Supplies
Free to good home, 4 yr old female Australian
Shepherd Mix.Can't keep due to health issues.
Gentle, loves children & adults, housebroken.
Call 863-835-3678 after 2PM.
Male Shih tzu, lost at Brant & Heron on Tue,
12/23/08. Champagne color, neutured, hair
cut short. Approx. 3 yrs. old Reward offered.
Call 863-381-9667.


NOTICE
Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.

8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
15FT RINKER, bass boat. 40hp Mercury,
,gator trailer, $1500. Call 863-699-2762.
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8050 Boats & Motors
16FT 2001 Nitro 640 LX
50hp Mercury tracker motor, trailer
included. Excellent condition. $4800.
Call 863-655-4858 or 863-202-0747.
1973 18 FT. STARCRAFT aluminum V-
hull w/48hp motor & trailer. $950.
Call Tom @ 863-441-1326.


8400 Recreational Vehicles
90 18FT Jayco designer series pop out
$2200.00 or obo (863) 449-2336

9000
Transportation

9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
2008 Black Harley Davidson 1200N Sportster
blacked out engine, kerker header, lower chin,
black forward controls, computer upgrade
2557 miles. $11,000. Contact 863-414-3688.
2008 Suzuki GSX-F 650, 4K miles,
older rider. $4800. FIRM.
Call 863-414-3003.
GOING, GOING, GONE!
NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIED GET RESULTS!
DON'T DELAY, CALL TODAY, 385-6155


9100 Motorcycles& ATV
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, MC or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.

9200 Trucks

2002 CHEVY avalanche Z- 71. 4x4
Like new, must see, 140k highway
miles, Must sell. $8000.00 obo
call 414-1738


9220 Utility Trailers
12FT TANDEM Trailer. Good for tractor &
bush hog or the like.Pulls good. $700 OBO
Call 863-202-5574

9440 Vehicles
Power Buggy 250cc. 17hp 4 stroke water
cooled. Electric fuel pump, full auto, alumi-
num alloy wheels. Roof lights, windshield.
Rear differential. Color: red w/black seating &
vinyl top. Paid $3300. Asking $2500 OBO.
Call 863-471-9588 or 863-381-9988.


9450 Automotive or Sale
04 FORD Focus, ZTS 71,000k, like new.
$7700.00 (863)382-6741
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.
$1600 OBO.
Call 863-381-1839
2000 GMC SAFARI VAN- 4 captain
chairs, 1 bench seat. 116,000
miles.
$2600. Call 863-464-0369
or 863-699-1262.
2000 MITSUBISHI Eclipse GS, Automatic,
White, Runs great, cold AC. Best offer over
$3,000 Call 863-385-5181
2000 Red two door Ford Mustang.
135,000 highway miles. $3000.
Call 863-381-6993
2001 FORD RANGER - 74,400 miles.
Good condition, new tires, standard
transmission. Tow plate on front.
$4500. Call 724-953-2056.
2003 VW BEETLE GLS Convertible. Great
condition, new tires, automatic, great gas
mileage, A/C, leather, alloy wheels,
AM/FM/CD. Must Sell!!
CALL 863-441-5610


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