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GOING 10-42

Avon Park Police Sgt. Marc

Wilbur laid to rest Wednesday


News-Sun ]
The horse-drawn caisson carrying Avon Park Police Department Sgt. Marc Wilbur to his final re
the hill at Bougainvillea Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
. By ED BALDRIDGE Police .MChief Matt *I *


ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK It was a
sad day for Avon Park as
Police Sgt. Marc Wilbur. was.
laid to rest on Wednesday
"'afternoon.' '
Services were held down-
towin at Union
Congregational Church to a,
crowded house. It took more
than 20 minutes for the 200-
plus offices to file past the'
closed coffin, stopping to
salute and show their, last
respects to Wilbur, who died
of an apparent heart attack
while on duty Christmas Day.
Pastor and Deputy Mayor
George Hall gave the open-
ing remarks, reminding
everyone that Sgt. Wilbur
belonged 'to a family of
brothers and sisters who were
called Peace Officers, and
that Wilbur helped keep the'
peace.


Doughney commented after
Hall that S'gt. Wilbur was
among the first officers to
welcome hiis arrival, and
commented that "Marc
always. made'you' feel' wl-.'.S
come..,he was, acop's cop."
"Mar& Wilbur' left a foot-'
S print on my
heart and oth-
ers he worked
with. He was
a character in
the truest
sense of the
Wilbur word. He
loved his job,
the Red Sox, a good joke,
'80s music, and Chinese
food," Doughney said.
"Then Doughney turned to
Adam Wilbur, Sgt. Wilbur's
young son, and said, "We
called your father a hero;, he

Continued on page 7A


War in Iraq h

close to homn
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING The community lost two
sons in Iraq in 2008.
Corporal Durrell Lavoy Bennett,
grandson of Charlie-Mae and the late
Waymon Hawthorne of Lake Placid, was
killed on March 29 while serving with
the Army.
Bennett, a gunner, was killed while
returning to his base from a routine
patrol when his vehicle was struck by an
improvised explosive device.
Bennett's death was especially painful
because he had only eight days left on
his 15-month tour of duty at the time he
was killed.
Bennett had attended Lake Placid
Elementary School before leaving
Highlands County because his father,
too, served in the Army.
Bennett's mother, Doris Hawthorne


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Adam Wilbur, 7, releases a butterfly after the conclusion
of his father's funeral service Wednesday afternoon at
Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park.


Bennett,. was born and
raised in Lake Placid.
Marcus Cale Mathes,
25, was killed in a mor-
tar. attack on April 28,
north of Baghdad. He
and his two fellow crew
Bennett members were killed
instantly as they stood
next to their truck.
Mathes was the son of
Sue Sawyer, who works
at South Florida
Community Coll-ege,
and the stepson of Mike
Mathes Sawyer, a local photog-
rapher. His family said
at the time that Mathes was changed, by
the attacks on Sept. 11. From being care-
free and happy-go-lucky, he became
focused and serious, joining the Army
and volunteering for combat.


Despite

problems,

Benton

re-elected

Sheriff says
evidence issues
are corrected
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING It was a busy
year for the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office evi-
dence room as it was invento-
ried multiple times.
The initial inventory was
headed by Steven Newell, a
32-year law enforcement vet-
eran who worked on a part-
time basis with the HCSO.
He resigned Aug. 6 in
protest of Benton's handling
of his report.
The, report
was sent to
Benton, with
a date of Feb.6
S19 but not
released in
full for Benton
months.
The 13-page' report was
,whittled down to five pages
for release to the public
months before.
Benton's reasons for not
releasing the report were
because it was highly flawed,
she said, adding she had "no.
confidence in the inventory
(Newell) conducted."
Jerry Hill, state' attorney
for the 10th judicial circuit,
made. his knowledge of the
still lingering "concerns" of
the evidence room apparent
on Aug. 29 in a 'letter to
Benton.
"Evidence processing and
storage is an increasingly
large job. It also is most often
the key to a successful prose-
cution," he wrote.
Benton's fiye-page report
.noted 33 items that were
missing.

Continued on page 7A


A new baby for the new year


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
'I feel a lot better today than I did yesterday,' Ashlie Campbell of
Sebring said as she comforted her new baby girl Layla Marie
Vargas on Thursday morning at Highlands Regional Medical
Center in Sebring. Baby Layla made her grand entrance into the
world as Highlands County's first baby in 2009 and was deliv-
ered at 12:12 a.m by Dr. D.M. Upadhyaya. 'She weighed six and
a half pounds and is 19 inches long,' explained the proud new
dad David Vargas, who was sitting nearby mom and baby answer-
ing phone calls from friends and family. The hospital stayed busy
in the early hours of New Year's Day with three deliveries in less
than two hours..


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Arc Retail Store makes

move online to eBay


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Those who like
to visit the Ridge Area Arc Retail
store at 899 W. Main St. now have
the opportunity to shop after hours
on their new eBay store.
Although Arc has been selling
selective items on eBay since April
006, staff just recently opened an
official ori-line store.
And according to Jim Fuchs, Arc's
retail store manager, things are
going good.
"It takes time, and there is a bit of
maintenance, but it is going quite
well," Fuchs said:
"It was an idea that has been
kicked around for a while, and we
decided that it was time to get it
started."
The online description informs
would-be buyers that the store will
carry "clothing, wedding gowns,
prom dresses, jewelry, furniture,
household items, and some hard to
find items."
Currently, the store includes just
15 items including costume jewelry,
porcelain dolls, antique pipes, and
one wedding dress, but Fuchs has


plans to expand it to about 40 items
every week, with a focus on the
unique.
"We like to vary the items, but we
are leaning towards collectible stuff.
You know the American public, their
tastes are varied, but we have some'
really unique items. We have some
nice decorative plates going up this
week, and we already sold a back-up
unit for an RV. That is something
that we would have had trouble
moving in our store. It is not some-
thing people would be in looking
for," Fuchs said.
Fuchs hopes that the online store
will increase the amount of exposure
that the Arc items would get to those
outside of local traffic.
"The store should give us a
national audience instead of just
Highlands County. We post our stuff
for seven days, and so far we are
getting a good response," Fuchs
said.
Although Fuchs has had inquiries
as far away as Australia, he decided
not-to ship internationally.
"With all the customs issues and
the insurance, it sometimes takes


The Ridge Area Arc Retail Store inventory is now available online at eBay.


months to get an item out to some-
where like Australia. We just decid-
ed not to go that route. We decided
that Canada is out too. With the dol-
lar.going up and down we decided to
just ship nationally," Fuchs said.
"Even though we are hoping for
national traffic on some of our
items, local pick up is always an
option," Fuchs added.
According to their Web site,
Ridge Area Arc, is a private, not for
profit 501(c)3 organization, founded
in 1957 by Franklyn and Mary Ellen
Ward.
The Wards did not want to send


News-Sun file photo
Many businesses in Highlands County were unable to withstand the economic downturn in
2008 and were forced to close their doors.

Economic meltdown hits hard.


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVQN PARK One of the
biggest, and still continuing,
stories of 2008 has to be the
impact that the worldwide
economic meltdown had on
Highlands County.
Not declared an official
recession by the national gov-
ernment until late in
November, the local housing
market was the first to feel the
brunt of the economic slow-
down.
An economic tsunami
rolled across Highlands
County all year long leaving
for sale and out-of-business
signs in'the wake.
As the real estate boom of
2006-07 tapered off, many
began to the feel the winds of
the perfect economic storm
when the wave of foreclosures
began to roll across the state.
The highest gas prices in


THE YEAR




history slowed travel and
tourism, two of the state's
largest revenue sources, to a
standstill, and without hous-
ing to keep it afloat the unem-
ployment rate steadily rose to
a 20-year high of 8.5 percent
by December with construc-
tion getting hit the hardest
locally.
Banking troubles from all
the big names Citicorp,
Bank of America, Wachovia,
Washington Mutual, and
Smith Barney on the nation-
al scene caused the financial
industry to be the second
largest one locally where lay-
offs were concerned, accord-
ing to Heartland Workforce,
the nonr-profit organization


that keeps track of the num-
bers for Highlands, DeSoto
and Hardee counties.
Retail began to follow suit
and although many had hopes
for an in-the-black Christmas,
low consumer confidence, the
lack of credit, and a downturn
in shopping crippled any,
.hopes for the small guys to
bail themselves out.
Hiring freezes began to
take shape in the local gov ,
ernments as Avon Park, Lake'
Placid and Sebring lost rev-
enue from the foreclosures
and the lack of sales tax shar-
ing programs.
Amendment 1 passed,
allowing homeowners to take
back an even larger amount of
their taxes, which further cut
government revenues and
services, leaving locals look-
ing to make further cuts in the
early months of 2009.


Movie-plot quality theft being investigated


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID -
Evidence from a sophisticated
burglary with a 'Mission
Impossible' plot" is being
gathered and compared to
similar incidents from across
the state, said Lake Placid
Police Chief Phil Williams in
a press release Tuesday.
Video surveillance shows
three suspects approaching
the Central Pawn in Lake
Placid on Dec. 24 carrying
bags of what is believed to be
burglary tools.
It shows the suspects Uising
a forklift as a ladder to access
the rooftop and once there
cutting a hole above the alarm
system.
"The suspects strategically
manipulate and disarm the
alarm system and drop to the
floor," Williams said.
"Once on ground level, the
suspects cut into the safe
vaults."
Officials are not releasing
the- value of jewelry or
amount of money that was
taken in the heist.
The early morning crime
went unnoticed until a LPPD
officer found the gate leading


to the business's rear entrance
open. When the officer
noticed the door to the busi-
ness was unlocked and
opened it, he discovered there
had been a burglary.
The three suspects .were
wearing dark clothing and
what appeared to be masks.
One had a red hood.


The owners of Central
Pawn are offering a $10,000
reward for information lead-
ing to an arrest.
Anyone with information
can contact Det. James
Fansler at 699-3757. To leave
an anonymous tip contact
Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-
TIPS.


NEWS-SUN

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their disabled son away to an out-of-
state institution, and sought a way to
provide the needed -educational
resources and training.
With this in mind, and 17 other
families, they founded the Ridge
Area Arc Day School.
Over the last 50 years, Arc has
grown to provide more than 12 dif-
ferent services to approximately 150
individuals with developmental and
other disabilities from Highlands,
Hardee, and Southern Polk counties.
Those who wish to visit the online
store can go to http://stores
.ebay.com/Ridge-Area-Arc.


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Harder`
Hall's epic saga continued
through 2008 and will spill
over into 2009.
The city council, entered
into a preliminary agree-
ment with the Calibre
Investment Group LLC of
St. Petersburg for the sale
of Pink Lady.
The plan this go-round
was to create an independ-
ent and assisted living.
facility center, with profes-
sional offices on site. The
assisted living facility and
the professional offices
would be new construc--
tion, the independent liv-
ing apartments would be
carved out of the original
building.
So many other plans and
ideas have fallen :through
in the past that no one is
counting this a done deal
until residents have moved
in.
Calibre was given 120
days, which began Oct. 18,
to do 'due, diligence and
conduct market and cost
analysis. It will have


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another, 120 days to close
after that.'
A provision was added
so the company may ask
for four closing extensions
of 30 days each, although
those would require a non-
refundable payment of
$25,000 for each 30-day
extension, excepting for
the last, which would
require a $50,000 payment.
According to "Scott
Noethlich, Sebring city
administrator, Calibre's
project hinges on its
receiving low-interest
loans from the federal
department of Housing and
Urban Development.
Because of that, the
project remains one of wait
and see as Calibre works
with Housing and Urban
Development.
The next date on the cal-
endar is Feb. 15, when the
first 120 days expire and'
the company will report its
progress to the city.


File photo
The city of
Sebring is hop-
ing the sale of
Harder Hall
sticks this
time around.


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THE YEAR





Walmart

opens at

last in AP
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON .PARK The new
Walmart Supercenter finally
opened its doors in Avon Park
on Aug. 13 following several
delays and technical issues.
Approximately 330 new
jobs were created, but more
than 3,000 applied to work at
the new store.
Delays in planning a'd
issues with utilities delayed
the originally planned open-
ing early in 2007, and a fin-
ished building sat idle from
February 2007 until July
2008, when associates were
allowed in to start putting up
shelves.
There's no doubt the people
of Avon Park were ready for
the store to be open.
Throughout the stocking
and fixture building process, a
steady line of potential shop-
pers were turned away at the
doors by a special door
greater.
In addition to the tradition-
al Walmart Supercenter
departments like clothing,
housewares, jewelry, toys,
sports equipment, electronics,
groceries, pet supplies, and
gardening the center offers
automotive services, a liquor
store, a photo center, a nail
salon, a beauty parlor, a vision
center, an expanded gun and
fishing section, and a Subway
restaurant.
Walmart designed the new
190,000-square-foot Super-
center as a convenient one-
stop family shopping destina-
tion with a full line of gro-
ceries, more than 30 merchan-
dise departments and a variety
of time-saving services.
Its location on U.S. 27 is
within walking distance for
much of the community, and
the store's wide aisles and
low-profile displays will
enhance the shopping experi-
ence for customers.
The Supercenter's energy-
efficient technology and envi-
ronmentally friendly features
reduce energy and water con-
sumption and minimize
waste. Skylights harvest day-
light and reduce the amount of
energy required to light the
store up to 75 percent daily.
The specialized LED light-
ing throughout the store oper-
ates 70 percent more efficient-
ly than traditional fluorescent
lighting, and part of the
cement used in the concrete
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News-Sun Friday, January 2, 2009


EDITORIAL & OPINION


TODAY'S EDITORIAL

Time to forget '08 and

look ahead with optimism,

We suspect there' may be columns
of smoke rising over Highlands
County this weekend, the result
of piles .of calendars being burned, good
riddance to 2008.


We know some wonderful
things happened. The Wii
game was released last
Christmas, for example, and
provided welcome respite for
many all year.
But generally speaking, the
events of 2008 were one
painful shot after another.
From the bursting housing
bubble, to gasoline prices, to
war, disease, famine and cor-
ruption, those 366 days., (yes,
it was a leap year) are best put
behind us.
Even the elections, which
became nasty all the way
down to the local level, left a
little to be desired.
Surprisingly, as worn out
and depressed as we are over
the past, that is how energized
and optimistic we are about
the future.
We chose to believe that
having vented our spleen,
cried into our milk, protested,
argued and even on occasion
given up, we are now ready to
tackle the business at hand
and get around to making
things better.
We can complain all we
want and succumb to self-pity
- as Americans with freedom
of speech we often indulge
ourselves in that way but
history also proves that when
we finally get ourselves- in
gear, arrive at a consensus,
and begin to work together,
there isn't much on the face of
this earth that can stop us.
Our belief is that
Americans are people of gen-
erosity, fair play and courage.
It may take us time to face up
to facts, yet history proves.we


always have.
In the wide scheme of
things, the 233 years America
has been alive as a nation is
no more than a flash in the
pan understand we know at
the same time that those 233
years were excruciatingly
slow for the men and women
who lived through them.
Yet in 233 years we
changed from supporting
slavery, to condoning segre-
gation, to electing an African-
American president.
The year 2009 will be dif-
ferent from what came before.
That can only be good.
The plain truth is we are
going to have to change the
way we do some things. What
we need to remember is this
will hardly be the first time.,
When our children were
exploited in factories wez
passed labor laws and built a
public education system that'
gave them a future.
When Europe teetered on a
precipice following World
War II, we poured in the
resources to save it.
Now we face problem's that
outstrip our borders terror-
ism, environmental damage,
international trade. These, of
course, have been with us for
years.
What's different this time
around is we knew the old
solutions aren't working, and
we're finally ready to try
something new.
Look for 2009 to be a year
of learning, hard work and
ultimate success.


12 steps to a better year,


The beginning of the New
Year is the time for making
resolutions a time to review
the past year and decide what
we are not pleased with and
want to change. Some would
like to loose some weight,
stop smoking, get more exer-
cise, spend more time on a
particular' hobby, control our
temper, watch less TV, read
good books, whatever.
But for most of the time
before the end of January, our
resolutions have been forgot-
ten and our bad habits are
just as bad as ever. If we
want to succeed in making
2009 better than 2008 the
first step is to distinguish
between bad habits and
addictions. Bad habits can be
conquered by simple
willpower. We can make a
firm decision to change.
It is best to focus on one
bad habit at a time, to start
with something small. Small
achievable changes can pave
the way for bigger changes.
Find a way to remind your-
self of your resolution. Last
year I decided to make some
small changes and so IL
bought one of those daily
planners and put it.in my
purse. Everyday I record my'
success or lack of it. This
simple two-minute task has
made a real difference.
Addictions are a totally
different problem. They
require a more comprehen-
sive approach. A person can
be addicted to prescription or
illegal drugs, to alcohol, to
food, to gambling, to video
games, to the Internet, to
pornography, to hoarding
excess stuff.
For a long time people saw
an addiction as a lack of
character. People who found
it difficult to make small
changes in their own habits
assumed that the addict could
just say no. To the non-
addicted it seemed a no-
brainer. The addiction was
expensive and not only finan-
cially.
Addictions destroy rela-.
tionships, compromise one's


From The
Right Side
Dale OZeary,

health, risk criminal penal-
ties. Why would any sane
person risk so much for so
little.
We now know that addic-
tion is a problem in the brain.
The brain becomes accus-
tomed to a particular fix a
high. When the brain does
not get what it has become
accustomed to; it acts up, it.
becomes demanding. The
addict can't just say no when
everything inside him is say-
ing "I need a fix and I need it
now." All the terrible conse-
quences seem as nothing. The
addict denies that the fix is
causing all his problems. To
the addict the fix is the solu-
tion. Will power doesn't
work.
What is. needed is a higher
power. The addict can find a
path to recovery in a 12-step
program. The addict must
admit his powerlessness, and
make a decision to turn his
life and will over to a power
greater than himself. He goes
to meetings daily at the
beginning, where he is
reminded that he has an
addiction and that he needs to
surrender to that knowledge.
He is told to take it one day
at a time, to let go and let
God, not to get hungry,
angry, lonely or tired, and
easy does it simple slogans
that can get him through the
day. It sounds too good to be
true, but millions have found
freedom from addictions
through 12-step programs.
If you think you might,
have a problem that is more
than just a bad habit, you
probably do. So instead of
making a resolution you are
going to break before break-
fast, make a decision to stop
the denial, find a program
and have a really happy new
year.

Dale O'Leary of Avon Park is a
writer and lecturer.


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TODAY'S LETTERS


Jury's decision should
be lesson for all
Editor:
Last week an article came
out about the case that I had
,with Wellington Regional
Medical Center, and I felt
that the article did not give a
complete picture of my case
or my life as a person who is.
deaf. My case against
Wellington was the final
chapter of one of the worst
experiences of my life.
I was born deaf, and ever
since I could learn language,
my mother taught me sign
language. When I was a
child in the 1960's, local
schools were not allowed to
teach sign language, so I was
sent away to a boarding
school for the deaf and blind
when I was 10. In the 1960s,
most people with disabilities
were not given a proper edu-
cation, allowed to work, or
treated like every other citi-
zen.
Like most deaf people,
American Sign Language is
my first language, and
English is my second lan-
guage.
Most deaf people who
graduate from high school
have a third- to fourth-grade
English ability. For everyday
communication, such as
going to a restaurant or
going to a store, I can com-
municate by writing, or by
going with a family member.
But, when something is
important, I request a sign
language interpreter.
In 1973, the first law that
prohibited discrimination
against the disabled was
passed called the.
Rehabilitation Act. In 1990,
Congress enacted the
Americans with Disabilities
Act that was a mandate that
ensured that people like me,
with communication barri-
ers, can get a job and be
fully integrated into the
community just like every-
body else. For me and others
who are deaf, this means that
a business or government
must get a sign language
interpreter when the commu-
nication is long, complex or
important. This law has
allowed me to have a career
with the post office, go to
college and raise a son all
in ASL.
When I was rushed to
Wellington Regional in 2004
with a fractured kneecap, I
was in an incredible amount
of pain and repeatedly plead-
ed for an interpreter. The
hospital ignored me and
instead used by 12-year-old
son. My mother came to the
hospital to help me, and she
also pleaded to get an inter-
preter.
At the time, she was sick
with pneumonia and was
required to be hospitalized
herself the next day. The
hospital sent me an employ-
ee who could just spell the
alphabet' in sign and did not
know any words. They
insisted that I could commu-
nicate back and forth by
writing. They insisted on
using my father, who knows
homemade signs, my deaf
friends, or other visitors to


communicate with me.
I did not know what was
happening, I did not know
about the medications they
were giving me. I would ring
the help button, and was told
that the nurses would try to
speak to me over the inter-
com. I was just so frustrated,
I would scream and cry.
A nurse, een wrote to me
and apologized and said that
I was too pretty to cry.'I felt
like a baby who could not ,
control anything.
The hospital pushed back
my painful knee repair for
almost two days to get a pro-
fessional interpreter, but at
the last minutes, the hospital
agreed to push up the opera-
tion because of the conven-'
ience of the doctor, and
again, did not provide me
with an interpreter. The hos-
pital knew better; they have
had a policy to make sure
that interpreters were provid-
ed because that's the law.
The jury awarded me what
they thought was fair in the
light of the dozens of impor-
tant communications with
doctors, therapists, and hos-
pital staff that I was deliber-
ately ignored and treated like
I was invisible. There was
no money the jury could
have awarded me to compen-
sate me for what I went
through, and would have-
preferred to spare myself
and my family from the pain
that we went through.
I have many of the same
problems in Sebring, and
feel I have no choice but to
have my mother interpret for
me or write back and forth.
People need to understand
that people who are deaf
have the same rights as oth-
ers to understand their med-
ical care or to understand
what is happening with their
children or their government.
Maybe the jury's verdict will
be a lesson to people that
people with disabilities
should be allowed to partici-
pate in their community and
be allowed to live their lives
like anyone else.
Thank you for allowing
me to explain my case.
Pennie Fuller and
Matthew W. Dietz, Esq.
Sebring

We revere the
violence rather than
review issues
Editor:
The problem with our
view of history is we revere
the violence rather than
review the issues that caused
it. Movies display in detail
the attack on Pearl Harbor,
the D-Day invasion, the
Battle of the Bulge. Re-enac-
tors playing dress-up per-
form in Kabuki-like ritual, a
dumb show, reliving the
carnage of Civil War battles.,
parading about old battle-
fields while we dissect the
tactics, the geography of
military movement- but
rarely focus on the causes,
the events which brought us
into conflict. Little study is
devoted to those elements of
the treaty of Versailles,
which set in motion the
imbalances that brought


Hitler to power; the abuses
of the czarist regime which
led to the Russian
Revolution; the social and
economic imbalances which
brought about the attack on
Fort Sumter.
The history of war is a
study of the results of our
mistakes but too little.atten-
tion is paid to the prelimi-
nary causes that brought
about the bloodshed. As
Santayana once observed,
"Those who cannot remem-
ber the past are condemned
to repeat it."
On days devoted to
remembering the anniversary
of the events that tore socie-
ty apart and crippled and
killed millions of children, it
would be useful to examine
those events that led us to
the conflicts, to highlight
and study the flash points to
be avoided in the future.
Clausewitz observed that
"...war is not merely a politi-
cal act, but is the pursuit of
those same objectives which
could not be achieved by
peaceful means." The lives
of our children and the
potential for peace in the
world depend on us doing
better.
Perhaps rather than focus-
ing on memorials to past
mistakes we should direct
our attention to problem
solving for the future.
Therein lies the hope for
generations yet born.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid


A Heart's
Journey
Janelle Dennison

Don't let

days of old

hold you

hostage

2009 is looming before us.
What positive goals could be
accomplished this year? What
challenges will we face?
Only time will tell.
One thing I'm learning at
my church is you can't go
forward if you're still re-liv-
ing the memories, hurts, good
times of the past. Sure it's
nice to reflect from time to
time, but if it begins to hold
you hostage to the point of
not living today, then it's
time to let go. Last Sunday
our associate minister asked
us to, just this week, count
the number of times we
talked about the past during
the week and change our con-
versation (after service I
asked someone how their
Christmas was, well, I
already failed the test ha
ha!).
The funny thing is, even
the seconds that pass as you
read this column are now
becoming part of the past.
Wouldn't it be a weight off
my shoulders if I could learn
to think in those terms?
Hurtful words people say,
attitudes I may get from
some folks could just roll off,
because it's in the past. It
happened one minute ago, 10
seconds ago. Of course the .
feelings don't just roll off,
but if I practiced thinking
this way, I could re-learn how
I respond to unpleasant
things.
Letting go of the past
enables us to discover the
new pleasant adventures that
could be ours, because our
focus is on going forward..
This frees up our creativity
and emotions to enjoy the
exciting possibilities of today
and tomorrow.
If we look at the patriarchs
of old in the Bible and all the
times they "helped" God in
their dilemmas, one would
wonder why God didn't just
give tip on them and pick
someone a little more
"together." But He didn't. He
forgave, forgot (though there
were consequences of their
sins and/or mistakes); still He
used it altogether to bring
them to their destiny: It did-
n't keep them from reaching
the place God had called
them to all along.
Joseph, for instance, as a
teenager bragged about his
coat of many colors, shared
the dreams of being a leader,
etc. His brothers got jealous,
threw him in a pit, sold him
into slavery, Potiphar's wife
accused him of rape, he
ended up in prison, then God
used his gift in prison to
stand before Pharaoh and he
finally reached his destiny as
second in command in Egypt.
If he had remained bitter
as a slave against his brothers
(and of course it took time to
get over the initial hurt, etc.),
bitter against Potiphar's wife,
bitter against the cup-bearer
who forgot him those two
years in prison, re-living the
good days with his father, he
may have never reached his
destiny. But he learned to let
go of the past and reach for
the prize.
May 2009 be a year of
leaving the past behind and
reaching for the prize God
has appointed for you. Happy
New Year.

Janelle Dennison is news clerk


for the News-Sun. Contact her
at 385-6155, ext. 539.


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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Dec. 30
23:47, Arrowhead Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
23:36, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-
dent.
23:35, Pompino Dr., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
23:35, Morning Glory Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
22:59, Marguerite Rd., Assist
agency.
22:57, Melody Lane, Assist noise
ordinance.
22:51, Josephine Ave., Warrant
service.
22:47, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
22:44, Henscratch Rd., Suspicious
incident.
22:43, 204 S. Ridgewood Dr.-
Eldridge Floor Covering,. Suspicious
vehicle.
22:34, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Transport.
21:54, Lake Mirror Dr., Drunk driv-
er.
21:54, 1020 U.S. 27 S.-Suspicious
incident.
21:47, 3027 U.S. 27 S.-
Walgreen's, Suspicious incident.
21:43, Seventh St., Shooting in
area.
21:27, S.R. 66, Suspicious inci-
dent.
21:25, Melody Lane, Assist noise


ordinance.
21:23, Spruce Ave., Follow-up.
21:22, Rainbow Ave., Civil dis-
pute.
21:06, 718 Fielder Blvd.-
Woodlawn Elementary, Suspicious
person.
20:56, Hallmark Ave., Shooting in
area.
20:46, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Follow-up.
20:24, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
20:23, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
20:19; Crestmore Dr.,
Disturbance.
20:16, Highlands Lake Dr., Fire.
20:10, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
20:03, Aleutian St., Suspicious
incident.
19:55, Stotter St., Shooting in
area.
19:36, 401 Lakeside Park-Boys &
Girls Club, Suspicious person.
19:34, Lincoln Rd. N.W.,
Suspicious incident.
19:34, Apple Rd., Shooting in
area.
19:31, W. Shoreline Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
19:20, 1203 U.S. 27 S.-Amscot,
Suspicious incident.
19:16, Anoka Ave., Fire.


19:10, Sandwedge Way, Shooting
in area.
19:09, Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
19:04, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department,
Miscellaneous incident.
19:04, S.R. 66, Disabled vehicle.
19:02, W. Hal McRae Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
19:01, Warfield Place-Gabe White
Park, Suspicious vehicle.
18:57, 901 N. U.S. 27-Sears, Theft
delayed.
18:56, Mary Bell Landing Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
18:48, 3600 S. Highlands Blvd.-ER
Highlands Regional Medical, Animal
bite.
18:48, Davis Citrus Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
18:39, Huntley Ct., Suspicious
vehicle.
18:33, W. Prairie St., Suspicious
incident.
18:27, 1070 N. U.S. 27-Stop 'N
Shop No. 10, Follow-up.
18:26, E. Recreation Dr., Assist
agency.-
18:24, Johnson Ave. N.E., Animal
complaint.
18:24, Lakeview Rd., Reckless
driver.
18:19,' 244 C.R. 621-E.-USA
Grocery, Follow-up.


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Southern Ridge
plays at Moose lodge
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events:
Today Chili-mac will
be served from 5-7 p.m. for
$4. Music by Southern Ridge
Band from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday Beef and
noodles served from 4-6
.p.m. for $5. Texas Hold-em
at 9 a.m. Line dancing from
12-2 p.m. Music by Franke
7-11 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

Elks have roast beef,
ham on buffet
SEBRING The Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will serve a
buffet dinner from 5-7 p.m.
today. The menu will be
choice of roast beef with
gravy or Hawaiian ham for
$10. Live music from 7-10
p.m. provided by L&L Duo.

Gary, Shirley play at
VFW Post 4300
SEBRING -The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 in Sebring, will
host the followi'gevents
this week:
Today Pizza served
from 5-7 p.m. Music by
Gary and Shirley from 6-9
p.m.
Saturday Meatloaf
dinner served from 5-7 p.m.
for $6 donation. Music by
LT from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

Pizza night at
Legion Post 69
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park will host a pizza
night tonight. Music by L.T.
to follow.
For details, call 453-5553.

Larry Musgrave
plays tonight ,
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host the following
events:
FTqday Wings, burgers
and fish will be served at 6
p.m. Music by Larry
Musgrave from 6-10 p.m.
Saturday Pavilion
open. Prime rib dinner
served at 6 p.m. Music by
Fancy Free from 6-10 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

VFW 3880 serves
stuffed tilapia
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post-3880 will host the fol-
lowing events:
Today Texas
Hold'em at 1 p.m.
Saturday Bingo at 2
p.m. with early bird at 1:30
p.m. Stuffed tilapia dinner
will be served (get tickets
early). Music by Annie to
follow.
For details, call 699-5444.

Movies showing at
the LP Library
LAKE PLACID The
January program of weekly
matinee films to be shown at
2 p.m. Saturdays at the Lake
Placid Memorial Library are:


"Kung Fu Panda" (Jan. 3),
"Mamma Mia" (Jan. 10),
"West Side Story" (Jan. 17),
"Water Horse" (Jan. 24), and
"The Sound of Music" (Jan.
31). All five are rated PG-
13.
The public is invited to
attend. Seating is limited.
Admission, popcorn and
lemonade are free.
Call Kathleen
Montgomery or Maria A.
Chenique at 699-3705 with
questions.

Buttonwood Bay
hosts square dance
SEBRING On Friday,
Buttonwood Bay is having
its "Welcome Back
Snowbirds" dance. Pre-
rounds will begin at 7 p.m.
and the square dance with
intermittent rounds is from
7:30-9:30 p.m. at the
Recreation Center. Carl
Brewer is calling and Phyllis
Hathaway is cueing.
Casual attire is accepted
and everyone is welcome.'
For more information, call
Vern Wright at 665-2634.

Queens plan
Chinese auction
SEBRING A Chinese
auction will lead off the
Queens of Abundance Jan.
12 luncheon at Dot's in
Sebring at 11:30 a.m.
A special Forum of
Queens and Vice Queens
will discuss the October
S.O.S. memos and what
impact being on the brink of
financial disaster would
affect the individual and area
Red Hat chapters.
Members need to know
what is happening here and
on the national level. A
50/50 drawing will also be
held. This is an excellent
way to start the new year.
For reservations and more
information, contact Becky
at 465-0161.

Dance Club features
The Skylarks
SEBRING The
Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
from 7-9:30 p.m. today at
the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Music will
be' provided by the very pop-
ular Big Band, The Skylarks.
Free ballroom dance
instruction is available at
6:30 p.m. Dance the night
away to waltzes, cha-chas,
fox-trots, rumbas, jitterbug
and other ballroom favorites.
All club dances are open
to the public. Appropriate
dress required. Admission is
$5 for members and $7 for
non-members.
For more information, call
471-0559.

Square Country
Round Dance lessons
offered
SEBRING Round
dance lessons will begin
again at Buttonwood Bay on
Saturday. Level 2 and above
will begin at 1 p.m. and
beginners are at 2:30 p.m. in
the Recreation Center.
Phyllis Hathaway is teach-
ing.


Square dance lesson begin
again at 3 p.m. Tuesday with
"Plus Lessons."
"Mainstream" lessons are on
Thursdays, starting at 1 p.m.
and beginners at 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 in the Recreation
Center.
For more information, call'
Verb Wright at 655-2634.

Home Depot to host
blood drive
SEBRING Florida's
Blood Centers' big red bus
will be at Home Depot from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
January is National Blood
Donor Month. All donors
will receive a T-shirt when
they donate.
Call 382-4499 with ques-
tions.

40 & 8 serving
spaghetti dinner
LAKE PLACID The 40
& 8 of the American Legion
Placid Post 25, 1490 U.S. 27
N., will serve a spaghetti
dinner from 5-7 p.m. today.
Music will be from 6:30-
9:30 p.m.

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

Sebring Hills hosts
candlelight dancing
SEBRING Saturday is
a dance at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse from 7-10 p.m.
Candlelight dancing for $5
and bring.your snacks. The
community will provide ice
and have sodas for sale.
Joyce Bbvin will be back
to start the new year off.
The clubhouse is at 200
Lark Ave. Call 214-0028 for
information.


18:17, Moon Glow Ave., Fire.
18:04, Thunderbird Hill Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
18:04, 4800 Haw Branch Rd.-
Country Club of Sebring, Special
detail.
17:58, 908 U.S. 27 S.-Beall's
Outlet, Abandoned vehicle.
17:57, 2824 U.S. 27 S.-Publix No.
Accident without injury.
17:56, FHLP ER to FHH-ln county
transfer, Transport.
17:53, Oak Manor Ave., Reckless
driver.
17:45, Vision St., Suspicious per-
son.
17:41, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
17:37, S.R. 66, Reckless driver.
17:36, Roadrunner Ave., Follow-
up.
17:31, Fascination Dr., Burglary
delayed.
.17:23, 908 U.S. 27 S.-Beall's
Outlet, Assist agency.
17:19, Sunflower Dr., Warrant
service.
17:10, Moon Glow Ave., Assist
public-ATC.
17:03, 908 U.S. 27 S.-Beall's
Outlet, Theft.
16:57, 6106 U.S. 98-Food Town
98, Suspicious person.
16:49, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Transport.
16:45, S. Lakeview Rd., Fire
brush.
16:36, S.R. 17, Property found.
16:21, Bottlebrush Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
16:20, 917 U.S. 27 S.-Eagle's Nest
Motor Sales, Property found.
.16:09, S. Lake Ave., Property
found.
15:52, S.R. 66, Reckless driver.
15:42, 7406 N. U.S. 27-Camper
Corral, Reckless driver.
15:34, Davis Citrus Rd., Reckless
driver.
S15:27, 110 E. Main St.-Avon Park
City Hall, Assist public-ATC.
15:24, S. Golfview Dr., Assist with
VIN check.
15:23, 1006' W. Pleasant St.-Dr.
Geldart, Criminal mischief/vandalism.
15:22, Spring Hill Rd., Suspicious
incident.
15:00, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Burglary
delayed.
14:36,' 1105 Main St.-CVS,


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

The following people were
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Catherine Frost
Catherine E. Frost, 60, of
Lake Placid died Dec. 29,
2008. Born in Kane, Pa., she
came to Lake Placid in 2000,
from Lancaster, N.Y. She was
employed as a bank manager
for Fleet Bank in Kane, Pa.,
for 30 years. She was a
Baptist.
Survivors include her sis-
ters, Beverly Kepler and
Margaret Poss.
Arrangements were 'han-
dled by the Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Carolyn Rickert
Carolyn D. Rickert, 80, of
Avon Park died Dec. 23,
2008. Born in Indianapolis,
she had been a resident of
Avon Park for the past 11
years.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Charles W.; sons, Mark


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Suspicious incident.
14:32, 6366 U.S. 27 N.-Amedisys
Home Health Care, Burglary delayed.
14:21, San Remo Ave., Accident
with unknown injury.
14:19, Monza Dr., Assist with VIN
check.
14:19, San Remo Ct., Accident
with unknown injury.
14:17, U.S. 27-X2 (Lake Francis
Rd.), Disabled vehicle.
14:14, Rainbow Ave., Theft
delayed.
14:03, 2205 U.S. 27 N.-Burger
King North, Verbal disturbance.
13:59, Sunnyside Ct., Fire brush.
13:56, 1000 S. Highlands Ave.-
Children's Advocacy Center,
Transport.
13:47, 143 Commerce St.-Steve
Baker Auto Repair, Abandoned vehi-
cle.
13:37, 100 Parkcrest Terrace-Park
Crest Terrace Apts., Trespassing.
13:37, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Accident with unknown injury.
13:13, 8620 W. Dixon Ave.-Acts in
Tampa, Transport.
13:07, 3115 U.S. 27 S.-
McDonald's, Trespassing.
13:05, DeSoto Rd., Fire.
12:49, 5 U.S. 27 N.-Arby's,
Burglary delayed.
12:41, Sebring Dr., Follow-up.
12:21, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
12:21, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
12:19, U.S. 27 S., Accident with
unknown injury.
12:19, Del Rio Ct., Follow-up.
12:16, Granada Blvd., Fire;
12:00, 4343 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.-
Dr. Eric Palosky D.O., Harassment
delayed.
11:41, U.S. 27 -X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Reckless driver.
11:15, Hull St., Burglary delayed.
11:13, E. Canfield St., Verbal dis-
turbance.
10:59, McRoy Rd., Assist agency.
10:55, 3801 Youth Care Lane-
Valencia Mobile Home Park, Property
damage.
10:51, Lake Josephine Dr., Assist
agency.
10:49, Ridgewood Dr., Accident
'without injury.
10:40, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's Office,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.


County Jail on Tuesday, Dec. 30:
James William Berryman,
70, of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.'
Jeremy L. Harris, 30, of
Bartow, awaiting trial for larceny
or theft; resisting officer,
obstruction without violence; and

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and Stewart; daughter, Charla
Barrick; and sister, Mary
Hankins.
Arrangements were han-
dled by Swann's Mortuary
Inc., Sebring.


Howard Rollison
Howard Rollison, 70, of
Sebring died Dec. 30, 2008.
He was the retired owner of
Rollison's Country Store in
Desoto City and member of
Crewsville Baptist Church.


10:17, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
10:07, 307 N. Lake Denton Rd.-
Sebring Police Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
09:57, '11625 U.S. 98-Moose
Lodge, Follow-up.
09:53, E. Main St., Accident with-
out injury.
09:39, E. Jackson St., Civil dis-
pute.
09:32, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Property
lost.
09:18, S.R. 17. N., Disturbance
fight.
09:02, Oceanside Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
08:59, Avery Ct., Suspicious inci-
dent.
08:33, U.S. 98, Fire.
08:15,1315 E. Industrial Way-A.A.
Young's Sewer and Septic, Burglary
delayed.
08:15, Palm Leaf Lane, Suspicious
incident.
07:49, Cody Way, Follow-up.
07:24, Park Rd., Radar request.
07:02, U.S. 98, Disabled vehicle.
06:10,- Medical Center Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
04:29, Grapefruit Ave., Suspicious
person.
04:22, S. Omullaoee Dr.,
Suspicious person.
03:10, 3250 U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Suspicious vehicle.
02:04, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
person.
01:24, U.S. 27, Highway obstruc-
tion.
01:15, E. Victoria Lane, Follow-up.
01:13, S.R. 17, Suspicious per-


son.
01:01,
service.
'00:58,
incident.
00:46,


N. Lakeview Rd., Warrant
Denise Ave., Suspicious
E. Cornell St., Chase/pur-


suit.
00:44, Ute Ave., Assist agency.
00:31, Van Horne Ave., Warrant
service.
00:27, Main St.-Donaldson Park,
Suspicious person.
00:24, DeSpto Rd., Suspicious
person.
00:20, Pohlman Rd., Assist
agency.


damaging property, criminal mis-
chief.
Amanda Louise Looney, 33,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
battery, causing bodily harm.
Eneida Moody, 37, of
Lakeland, awaiting trial for larce-
ny or theft; resisting officer,
obstruction without violence; and
damaging property, criminal mis-
chief.
Jose Antonio Roman, 42, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
probation violation, felony war-
rant for possession of cocaine.
Ernest Spencer Stephens,
61, of Avon Park, was registered
as a criminal for Taylor County


He was a lifelong resident of
Highlands County, recently
moving to Brevard County to
be near family due to his
health.
He is survived by his sons,
Lane and Latt; and three
grandsons.
Services are private.
Donations may be made to
the family in care of
Crewsville Baptist Church.
Brownlie Maxwell
Funeral Home, Melbourne, is
serving the family.


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Avon Park Police Department Commander Mike Rowan comforts 7-year-old Adam Wilbur inside Union Congregational
Church during Wednesday's funeral for Sgt. Marc Wilbur.

'I know that he will always have my back'


Continued from page 1A
was a hero of Avon Park."
Mayor Sharon Schuler
read the Eulogy, and
Commander Michael Rowan
made several remarks about
his comrade in arms.
"It has been called an
untimely death, but we can-
not question God's plan.
People gravitated to be near
him because of his laughter
and smiles. Even after 20
years of service, Marc could
not wait to put on the uniform
and do it everyday. He died
doing what he wanted to do,"
Rowan said.
Matt Mercurio, son of
Avon Park's ex-police chief,
read an e-mail from his father
Frank, who is now serving in
Iraq.
"Marc loved to joke, and
he loved Chinese food. He
told me that 'no good was
gonna come of this' when I
first met him. I was saddened
when I heard of his passing,
but God must have needed
Marc in Heaven," read the
younger Mercurio to those
showing their respects.
Mark DuBoise, a family
friend and someone close to
"gt~' Wilbur, told those in
attendance that "When I met
Marc, I was amazed that he
had no neck. Marc brought
some laughter and told me
that I should always treat vic-
tims as I would my own
mother or sister. Marc was a
close friend, and someone I
loved dearly."
Officer Jeff Wilbur, the
sergeant's brother, read a
short poem call "The Final
Call" and told everyone that
he was in law enforcement
because of his older sibling.
"We served in Seminole
County together, we were
zone buddies. It felt good to
know that no matter what, my
brother had my back. And I
know that he will always
have my back," the emotion-
al brother said. %
"Oh, and about the
Chinese food thing, he would
always know where the best
places were, that's for sure.
He was not just a hero, he
was a super hero to me," the


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Fellow officers and friends escort the casket holding Sgt. Marc Wilbur out of Union
Congregational Church on Wednesday.


Video coverage and photo
gallery available online at
www.newssunO ,

younger Wilbur said.
A short song titled "I Can
Only Imagine" was per-
formed by Union
Congregational Pastor Aaron
Jahjah.
Sgt. Wilbur's coffin was
carried out to the horse
drawn carriage to the sound
of bagpipes as other K-9
units, motorcycle units, fire
trucks, ambulances, and a
rider-less horse lined up to
carry him to his final rest.
The funeral procession to
Bougainvillea Cemetery
began around 1:30 p.m.,
leaving the church and pro-
ceeding west on Pleasant
Avenue past the police sta-
tion to Museum Avenue,
turning left and traveling to
Main Street, then to U.S. 27
and the cemetery.
After a short reading, the
honor guard presented the
flags to the family while
"Amazing Grace" was played
by the piper. The 21-gun
salute was presented, and
then taps was sounded while
the rider-less horse was led
away to the west.
Three helicopters flew
over in formation, with the


wingman peeling off to the
west as well.
The grieving air was then
shattered by an alert tone,
and you could hear loud and
clear ... the last dispatch call
for Sgt. Marc Wilbur.
"Dispatch, 7106 (Wilbur's
ID).


"Dispatch, 7106.
"Dispatch to all units, be
advised that Avon Park PD
unit 7106 is 10-7 (out of
service) and 10-42 (home) in
his final resting place.
"End of watch, Dec. 25,
2008.
"Dispatch clear."


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Benton overcame problems

and won re-election in '08


Continued from page 1A
"It appears these items
were inadvertently placed
in a location for disposal
and were disposed," the
five page report stated.
After a two-hour meeting
between Hill and Benton on
Sept. 10, Hill ordered her to
take another inventory.
He required all the guns,
drugs, cash and DNA evi-
dence be accounted for
along with 25 percent of the
35,000 bulk items all
within 30 days. 0
"By requiring that these
matters be presented in one
month, the public can be
assured nothing is being
hidden until after the elec-
tion," Hill wrote in the let-
ter dated Sept. 11.
Benton's handling of the
evidence inventory was a
big part of her opponent's
campaign.
Ron Grimming, who ran
against Benton, mailed out
fliers describing the Newell
report and its findings.
Grimming was endorsed
by the Police Benevolent
Association, who also sent
information to voters.
"We think (Benton) has
totally shown she is inca-
pable of handling this job,"
said Jim Spearing, a politi-
cal consultant for the PBA,
in mid October.
"Everything (in the evi-
dence room) is now suspect
as far as for criminal
defense lawyers."
This was echoed by Hill


in a final letter to Benton on
Oct. 17 in response to his
required inventory.
"Every item taken into
the evidence room must be
properly processed or it can
in fact become the center-
piece of an effective
defense," he wrote.
Some marijuana grow-
house cases have been com-
promised and the State
Attorney's Office is having
to litigate defense motions
as a result.
Benton acknowledged
there was a problem and
said her agency was over-
whelmed, ran out of space,
and that human error was a
factor as well.
Over the course of the
year, she said the county's
evidence handling has
greatly improved.
Hill agreed, writing that
he was "convinced that the
evidence handling and evi-
dence protocol are far bet-
ter today than it was in the
recent past."
As the election came
closer Benton said the evi-
dence room was no longer a
problem.
"We feel really confident
that the problems have been
identified, solutions have
been implemented and the
future is only going to be
better," she said just weeks
before the election.
After her re-election,
Benton said she planned on
using Grimming's criti-
cisms to strengthen the
sheriff's office.


News-Sun file photo
Sheriff Susan Benton (center) joins a group of her young
supporters on Election Day.


Walmart returned to AP in '08


Continued from page 2A
flooring is made with recy-
cled materials and the floor's
finish reduces the need for
chemical cleaners.
General manager Brian
Lemelin said his focus is cus-
tomer service.
Extra check-out stations,
using cutting-edge equipment,
should make the check-out
experience a pleasant and
quick experience, he said.
Additionally, Walmart cele-
brated the grand opening of
the store by contributing
$18,000 in grants to several
local organizations.
That support included
$8,000 to the city of Avon


Park to update equipment in
its police department and
refurbish playing fields and
purchase equipment for its
parks and recreation.
The Boys and Girls Club of
Highlands County received a
$5,000 grant to assist with
Project Learn, its after-school
tutoring program.
Avon Park High School
received a $2,500 grant to
upgrade classroom technolo-
gy, and First Assembly of God
Church received a $2,500
grant to continue its English
as a Second Language classes.
The telephone number for
the new store is 453-4177.


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January 21st, 2009, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint
WITNESS. my hand and the seal of said
Court on December 16th, 2008.
L E "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Is/ SaraTumbull
Deputy Clerk
December 19,26,2008; January 2,9,2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
OFTHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001362
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS REALTY
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DIANNE SUSDORF, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
DIANNE SUSDORF
Last Known Address: 616 Lin Road, Sebring,
FL 33876
GARY E. SUSDORF
Last Known Address: 616 Lin Road, Sebring,
FL 33876
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 72, BLOCK A, OF SPRING LAKE SECTION
ONE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE 23, 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
defenses, if any, to It, on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDER-DALE, FL 33309 on or before
JANUARY 26, 2009, a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of this
Notice in the
News-Sun and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
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
Coordinator at 590 S. Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such
proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 17th day of December, 2008.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: Is/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
December 26,'2008; January 2, 2009

INTHECIRCUITCOURT
OFTHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001370
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JANET GONZALEZ,etal,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JANET GONZALEZ
Last Known Address: 302 Wren Avenue,
Sebring, FL33872
Also Attempted At 1919 Van Buren Stree
Hollywood, FL 33020 and 2605 Bermuda Lake
Dr.,Apt 101A,Brandon,FL33510 -
Current Residence Unknown
ISAAC DAHAKI
Last Known Address: 302 Wren Avenue,
Sebrdng FL33872-- ....
Also Attempted At 401 Golden Isles DJ.,
#712, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclo-
sure of Mortgage on the following described
property:. ..- --- -- -- "
LOT 261, SEBRING HILLS SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE
PUBLIC- RECORDS-OF HIGHLANDS: COUNTY,.
FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, PA,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49tr-STREETr -SUITE-20,--Ft-LAUDER--
DALE, FL 33309 on or before JANUARY 27,
2009, a date which is within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice in the
News-Sun and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default"will be entered against you for.the re-
Ilef demanded in the complaint
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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 18th day of December,2008.
LE. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By:. Is Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
December 26, 2008; January 2, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
'CASENO.: GC08-1553
DAVID L MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
BRENDA RODRIGUEZ
Deferidant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Brenda Rodriguez
30 Fairvlew Terrace
Avon Park, FL 33825
or if any of the aforesaid persons Is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right, tie or
interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-
bed as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Rod-
da, to wit
Lot 18, LAKE ANOKA MOBILE ESTATES, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 10, Page(s) 2, of the Public Re-
.cords of Highlands County, Rorida
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attomey,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Rorida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1554
DAVID L MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
JOSE RIVERA MONTANEZ, LOURDEZ
RIVERA, and STATE OF FLORIDA,
Department of Revenue, et al
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Jose Rivera Montanez
1419 WrayStreet
Avon Park,FL 33825
Lourdes Rivera a//Wa Lori Rivera
1419Wray Street
Avon Park,FL 33825
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right title or
Interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-
bed as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTFIED that an Ac-
taon to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property In Highlands County, Rod-m
datowit
The South 1/2 of Lot 4; AND the East 20 feet
of the South 1/2 of Lot 5; AND the West 100
feet of the South 85 feet of Lot 5, Block 9,
TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section 22, Town-
ship 33 South, Range 28 East, according to
the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page(s) 58, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es- if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attomey,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon--Park, -Florida-
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
January 21st 2009, otherwise a judgment
may be. entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on December 16th, 2008.
L E. "LUKE"BROOKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:.-s/ SaraTumbull
DeputyClerk
December 19, 26,2008; January 2,9, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE10TH JUDICIALCIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1199-GCS
JOSE E GONZALEZ and NITZA GREEN
GONZALEZ, husband and wife,
Plaintiffs, -
vs
ALFRED CHARLES GEORGE, if alive, and if
deceased, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees,. judgment creditors, and
all other parties claiming by, through,-under
or against him, and all unknown natural
persons, if alive, and, if deceased, or not
known to bedead or alive, their several and
respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees 'and ~judgment creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons,
Defendants.
.-.. .. NOTICE OFACTION
TO: ALFRED CHARLES GEORGE- -.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title
on the following property in Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida, to-wit
Lot 1751, Lot 1752, and Lot 1753, of
AVON PARK-LAKES Unit No. 5, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 92, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Rorida.
has.been:filedlagainst you and, if alive, if. alive,
and, if deceased, your -unknoii spouse -heirs,;-
devisees, grantees, judgment creditors, and
all other parties claiming by, through, under,
or against you, and all unknown, natural per-
sons, if alive, and, if deceased, or not known
to-bedead or-alive, -their several and respec-
tive unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, and judgment creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, or under those unknown
natural persons, and
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to Calvin B. Brown,
Esquire, of Collins, Brown, Caldwell, Barkett &
Garavaglia, Chartered, Plaintiffs attorney,,
whose address is 756 Beachland Boulevard,
Vero Beach, Rorida 32963, on or before Feb-
ruary 2nd, 2009, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on the
Platiniffs attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise, a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint
orthe Petition.
Dated on December 12th, 2008.
LE "LUKE"BROOKER
CLERK OFTHECIRCUIT COURT
By:. IsAnnette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
December 19, 26,2008; January 2, 9,2009


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tiffs attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Rorida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attomey or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shalf 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 19th day of December, 2008.
LukeEBrooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ AnnetteEDaff
As DeputyClerk
December26,2008; January 2,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
RLE NO. PC 08-554
INRE ESTATE OF
CAROLINE M. TILLIETS,
Deceased.
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CARO-
LINE M. TILLIETS, deceased, whose date of
death was November 22, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Rori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Rorida
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative'sattorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE RRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR .30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICEONTHEM.
-All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedents estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO RLED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
-SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR -MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 2,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Patricia Mathiasen
3454 Sparta Circle
Sebring, FL 33875
Attomey for Personal Representative:
Js Jane M. Hancock
FLORIIDABAK NO.341002
CLIFFORD M.ABLES, III, PA
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE (863) 385-0112
January 2,9,2009

INTHE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHETENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
/ HIGHLANDS COUNTY,; FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
RLE NO. PC 08-540
IN RE ESTATE OF
PETER T.HICKERSON
--Deceased.- -.. -... .. ..
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of'the estate of Peter T.
Hickerson, deceased, whose date of death
was November 20, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Rorida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal .representative's
attorneyare setforth below .. ..
All creditors of the decedent aand their
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 RRST
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
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO RLED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 2, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/si MayrMalool
124 Thurman Avenue
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Susan T. Rhodes
Rorida Bar No. 321151
370 E Interiake Blvd.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: 863-465-2899
January 2,9,2009

INTHECIRCUITCOURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 07-1122
LUIS F. CELAYA,
Plaintiff,
vs
GARIBALDI CAPUTO, YOLANDAJOSE
DeCAPUTO and DAVID ALVAREZ, and if
Deceased, their unknown spouse, if living, and
if not their heirs, successors, assigns, and all
other parties or persons claiming by or
through them,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a fi-
nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above-
entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County,- orida, I will sell the property situated
in Highlands County, Rorida, described as:
Lot 5, Block 188, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
SECTION 17, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 86, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Rorida.
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, Sebring, Rorida, in accordance with Sec-
tion 45.031, Rorida Statutes (2008), at 11:00
am., on the 20th day of January, 2009.
NOTICE Any person claiming an interest


dose a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Rorida:
LOT 20 AND LOT 21, IN BLOCK 358, OF
LEISURE LAKES SECTION SEVENTEEN, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 15, 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 Rorida Default Law Group, P.L, plain-


1050 Legal
NOTICE OF PUBLIUCSALE
Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-
storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.
83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at
10:00 AM on FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009, at
Highlands Self Storage Inc., 7825 S George
Blvd., Sebring FL 33872. All units contain
household goods unless otherwise noted. Any
vehicles within units sold for parts only.
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December 26,2008; January 2,2009


NOTICE OF DISPOSITION
ACCORDING O THE FLORIDA SELF STOR-
AGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STOR-
AGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE
PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST,
AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED
OF ON JANUARY 19, 2009 AT 10:00 AM. ALL
UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD
GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Names and unit numbers are as follows:
NAME UNITNUMBER
Linda Switzer 356
LesterGriffith 202
Carolyn Wadlington 119
DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY
LANDLORD'S LIEN. MANAGEMENT RE-
SERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW,
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH.
December 26,2008; January 2,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 08-865
SUN 'N LAKE OFSEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Rorida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STRONG TOWER, LLC, an administratively
dissolved Rorida Limited ULiability
Company;
Defendant
NOTICE OFSALE
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, Rorida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Rorida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 09, Block 492, Unit 25, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 10, Page
47, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Rorida
Parcel 2: Lot 10, Block 492, Unit 25, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page
47, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Rorida.
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, Rorida at 11:00 AM. on the
17th day of FEBRUARY, 2009.
SIGNED this 16th day of DECEMBER,
2008.
SLE."LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Is/PriscilaMichalak
Deputy Clerk
December 26,2008; January 2,2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR AVARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING N0.1653
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC
HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS
COUNTY Board of Adiustment on the 13th day
of January. 2009. beginning at or
as soon thereafter as possible, in the County
Commissioners Board Room, Highlands
County Government Center Building, 600
South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Rorida, to
consider amending the original variance re-
quest to allow a 2.4 foot East side yard set-
back instead of the previously approved 2.5
lent and variance to allow a 7.0-foot and a
7.3 foot West side yard setback instead of the
required 7.5 feet for a replacement mobile
home, within the area described as follows:
an approximate 1/8 acre parcel located on the
North shore of Little Redwater Lake on Shore
.Road, the lot being located at 1806 Shore
Road, Avon Park, Rorida 33825, and legally
described as follows: Lot 4 and 1/113th inter-
est in park, Block 1, Sand Beach Subdivision,
according to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 5, Page 99, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Rorida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervi-
sor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Rorida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing numberwhen calling or writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26 Rorida Statutes
should contact Mr. John A Minor, ADA Coor-
dinator at : 863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Rorida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for
CART or interpreter services should be made
at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordi-
nation of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT ATTHE MEETING.
MR. JIM BROOKS. CHAIRMAN
December28, 2008; January2, 2009
NOTICE
Pursuant to IRC Section 6104(d), the annual
retum of Vinod C. and Tarlika Thakker Foun-
dation is available for public inspection at the
offices of The NCT Group CPA's, LLP. locat-
ed at 435 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flor-
ida, Monday through Friday, between the
hours of 8:00 am. and 5:00 p.m. Questions
should be directed to the Foundation's man-
ager, Vinod C. Thiakker at (863) 385-5129, or
the foundation's C.PA, Bill Benton, at (863)
385-1577.
December 31, 2008; January 2,4,2009


105 Highlands
105 County Legals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commisstoners and are be-
ing published in the foont, size, and leading as per their
speciflcations.


in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Us
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
SIGNED this 17th day of December, 2008.
LE "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT-COURT
By:/s/ PriscillaMichalak
Deputy Clerk
December 26,2008; January 2,2009


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$6000. Credit & background check by park.
Call 863-452-2849, leave message.

AVON PARK-.2BR/2BA, Carport, sun
room, shed. etc. Beautiful Club House &
pool. $29,900 OBO. Financing available.
Call 574-78-0132. .


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OSO Mobile Homes7
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

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.


S51 A Mobile Homes
5 1 | For Rent
Large single wide unfurn. 2BR/2BA.
Den, C/H/A, w/d hook-ups, city water.
Quiet area north of Lake Plaicd. No pets.
863-840-0494.

5200 Mobile Home
5 0 Lots for Rent
Sebring- Francis 1 MHP. 1BR/1BA, FL. rm &
screen porch, close to pool & rec. center.
Overlooks 200' of lawn. Like new inside & out.
No steps to enter. $500/mo.
Call 863-382-3959.


6000
Rentals.


60 50 Duplexes for Rent
1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2BR/1 BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to shopping.
$550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security.
Call 863-465-0075.

SEBRING-N E W Construction. 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /lCG., $900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

SVillas & Condos
6100 For Rent
2/1 BATH duplex in a great neighborhood off
Hammock Rd. Beautiful inside and out Must
see. Available Jan 1st $575.00 month inc.
sewer. PleasecallPatat 1-954-410-8844


SEBRING TOWN HOUSE/VILLA
Corner Unit 2200 SQ Fr, 2BR, 2BA,
2CG, Den. $1000/mo. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247


2200 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
$500, AND $200 SECURITY MOVES YOU INI
Duplex, 2 br/1ba, near Sebring High
School/Fred Wild Elementary. Washer/dryer
hookup, back porch. 1 year lease. 385-8209.


*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 &.3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $585 & $795
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740


2/1 BATH duplex inr a great neighborhood off
Hammock Rd. Beautiful inside and out. Must
see. Available Jan 1st. $575.00 month inc.
sewer. Please calIPatat 1-954-410-8844

AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Play ground. 1st & Sec.
Call 863-449-0195.


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Here!

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620A Unfurnished
6200AVV Apartments
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.

LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio NMEW
refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl. Pets OK,
quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953



6250 Furnished Houses
LP- Lake front Istokpoga, dock & pier.
2BR/2BA, all new appl., HD TV, handicap
accessible, like new inside & out. Central A/C
32ft florida rm. Everything 1st class.
Remarkable view of lake. No smoking.
Call 863-699-0045.


6300 Unfumished 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

SEB- 2/1, screen porch, util. rm.,
carport, nice area. Possible
lease option. $575/mo.
Call 954-558-4731.


7000
Merchandise


7040 Appliances
WASHERS $100 AND UP, DRYERS $75
& up, stoves $85 & up, refrigerators
$125 & up, 3Q day warranty.
Call 863-385-0007.


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

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





24" Huffy mountaip bike, 18 speed, like new
tires. $30. Call 863-402-2285.
6 ft. pre-lit (white lights) Christmas tree. Uke
new condition. From Michael's Craft Store.
$40 firm. 863-452-6798 or 863-443-6470.

6 ft. pre-lit (white/colored lights) Christmas
tree w/remote. Good condition. $50.
Call 863-452-6798 or 863-443-6470.
.Antique lamp, bronze base (Aladdin's) style
lamp w/multi-colored translucent shade.
Approx. 30" high, shade 16" wide. Met cond.
AMUSTSEE! Call 863-471-1546 anytime.

Antique oil lamp, very old, converted to elec-
tric (Gone With The Wind) style. Decor. floral-
round globe w/iron base. Beautiful. $150 OBO.
Call 863-471-1546 anytime.


Bagless Vac Eureka: Clean, new belt, exc.
cond:, great suction. $25. Call 863-402-2285.

Barbie dolls 3 for $5. All dressed.
Call b863-465-6936.
COMPUTER DESK $20.00 TV stand $10.00
Cushioned love set, wicker chair and glass top
table $30.00 Will se desk and stand seper-
atley. Callnormajean 863-385-1603


CORVETTE COVER flannel/ corvette america
fits 98-04 $65.00 (863)385-7615
Entertainment Center, has storage areas w/
shelves, holds up to 32" TV, med. oak, very
good cond. $75. Call 863-453-7027
Exhaust System Magnaflow Performance w/
dual pipes, stainless steel tips, used less than
1700 miles. Off Ford F-150 CC. $100.
Call 863-453-7027.


FIREWOOD SPLIT, SEASONED, HARD
WOOD, $5 A BUNDLE OR $100 FACE CORD.
DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 863-465-1161
GIBSON- HEAVY Duty Commercial Freezer
16cu.ft. $100.00 (863)385-7615
HARLEY DAVIDSON sundowner seat and sis-
sy bar- fits touring models, like new, two
months old $400.00 (863)453-0020

MacGregor golf items, a full set. Leather bag,
push cart, golf balls & shoes. $50.
Call 863-471-1904.

Oak dresser, 6 drawers, wlaage mirror, good
condition. $100 B0. Call 863-382-4757.


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Pet-Mate large animal cage. Folds flat, 30" X
21" X 24" high. $20. Call 863-402-2285.
PRO FORM Cross walk treadmill dual mo-
tion, cross trainer $100.00
(863)385-7615
Recliner, swivel rocker, cloth, mauve color,
used little, good condition. $150.
Call 863-453-7027.
Satellite Dish, Winegard, new. Portable forRV
w/25' of cable, works w/DirectTV & Dish
Network $90. Call 863-453-7027.

Sofa & loveseat for sale, brown/fan. $150.
Call 863-385-4232.
Tire carrier, new, folds down, w/tire cover.
Can clamp on or bolt on. $30. 863-453-7027.



Lake Placid Community Yard Sale.
Fri-Sat-Sun, Jan. 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
9AM-2PM @ Heron's Landing Apts.
(inside community room).
Rain or shine!!!!

SEB Multi-Family Sale. 120 Spring
Garden Rd. Fri-Sat, Jan. 2nd & 3rd.
8AM-1PM. Clothes, female plus size
gowns, movies, electronics, furniture,
plants + misc. items.
SEB- 2020 Gardenview Rd. off Sebring Pkwy.
Fri-Sat., Jan. 2nd & 3rd. 9AM-4PM.
Household items, collectables
(angels, clowns, cows), womens clothing.
western wear & boots, jewelry +
many items brand newl I


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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.
YORKIE PUPPY for sale. One female,
small size, Vet certified, AKC,
parents on premises, $600.
Call 863-465-6936.
7560 CMedical Supplies
7560 & Equipm
Mobility Rally 3-wheel electric
Scooter, new/$850 OBO.
Call 863-382-4757.

8000
Recreation


8050 '&M"
15FT RINKER, bass boat. 40hp Mercury,
gator trailer, $1500. Gall 863-699-2762.


9000
Transportaion ,


9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
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.
Yamaha 250cc motorcycle. 7K miles.
New battery. Excellent condition & runs
great! $1200 OBO. Will consider trade.
Call 863-368-0183.


9200 Trucks
1991 SLX Sien, dean from hood to bed cab.
134K $2000. Call 863-382-8761 to see


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



9400 Aulivewed

CASH FOR CARS!
863-414-1738

9450 otivefrSe
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.

1999 Satum SCI, good condition, 30-40 mpg,
runs great $5500 0BO. Call 863-632-0089.
2000 Red two door-Ford Mustang.
135,000 highway miles. $3000.
Call 863-381-6993
2003 VW BEETLE GLS Convertible. Great
condition, new tires, automatic, great gas
mileage, A/C, leather, alloy wheels,
AM/FM/CD. Must Sell II
CALL 863-441-5610


2004 FORD Focus, ZTS, red, 4 door,
mag wheels, ANT, ecomonical. 71k.
Excellent condition. $7700.
Call (863)382-6741


2004 Ford Mustang Convertable,
excellent condition, orange w/black
top. $8900. Call 893-655-0311

Chevy Blazer 1995, black, 4 x 4,
power windows & locks, NC, CD.
Good condition. $2200. Call
863-453-4618 between 7AM-7PM.

Plymouth 1985 4 door sedan,
115K, 4 cylinder, excellent
condition + economy. $1495.
Call 863-382-1719.


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busy classified telephone sales and reader services department is looking
for a few good people with strong customer-service orientation and good
communication and sales skills.

The qualifications for this position include:
Self-confidence and a positive attitude.
Communication and phone skills.
Time-Management and organization skills.
Sales skills.
Persistence and the ability to handle rejection.
Initiative.
Customer-service orientation
Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Creativity.
A desire to learn.
Ability to work with others.
Experience a plus!
Management experience helpful.

Sound like you? Send us your resume. Depending on position we can
offer you either a good starting salary or hourly wage plus commission, a
great benefits package and opportunities for training and advancement.
EOE

NEWS-SUN
2227 US 27 South
Sebring, Florida 33876
Fax: 863-386-5635
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BUSINESS MANAGER
The News-Sun is seeking a Business Manager to oversee the day-to-day
operations of our accounting and human resources departments.

This position is responsible for:
Month-end close process
Coordinating mid-month estimates
Assisting Publisher with the budget process and reports
Management of business office and resources staff of 2
directly and 4 indirectly
Overseeing credit and collection policies to ensure
compliance with applicable guidelines making collection
calls as necessary
*Acting as point person for financial issues with our
corporate accounting and human resource staff

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, including per-
sonnel management and development; four-year accounting degree with
experience in'financial statement preparation; strong computer skills with
strong Excel skills a must; a willingness and ability to learn other software
packages; and a willingness and ability to work with other departments.

This position will be a key member of our newspapers executive team.
We offer a fun, fast-paced environment to work in, as well as a competi-
tive salary and benefits package. EOE

For consideration, please send your resume, cover letter, salary require-
ments and references:

Clarissa Williams, Publisher, News-Sun
2227 US 27S, Sebring, FL 33870, or e-mail the information in Microsoft
Word format to clarissa.williams@newssun.com


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NewDevils fall in OT ats- KSAun


Red Devils fall in OT at KSA


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
The Avon Park Red Devil
boys basketball team lost by
one point in overtime to a
team from East Orange, N.J.
at the KSA Tournament in
Orlando on Tuesday, but head
coach Luther Clemons was
pleased with the experience.
"We lost in overtime, but
we had some good lessons,"
said Clemons while on the
road toward home from The
Wide World of Disney Sports
Complex in Orlando.
"We played some good
teams, and this gave us a
chance to take a close look at
talent we have not seen
before," Clemons continued.
"A lot of the
Orange, N.J. folks who
6a come to this
are decent
Avon Park players and I
am happy
62 overall with
60 our play."
The 63-62
loss in overtime against their
Orange High School
Tornados put the Red Devils'
record at 8-6 so far for the
season, though it set them
back 1-2 for the KSA
Tournament.
"We learned some. We
played 3A top ten school and
gave them a run for their
money. We picked up some
experience, what more can.
you ask for?" asked Clemons
during the phone interview.
According to Clemons, the
Devils loss in overtime was
partially due to the free-
throws Avon Park convert-
ed on just three of their seven
attempts in overtime.
"We just failed to execute
during the last half. It happens,
but we picked up some good
experience," said Clemons.
Standouts for the game
against Orange included the


'News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
The Red Devil big men were strong in the paint with Alonzo Robertson, pictured, netting
16 points and Cleveland Nobles totaling 24 in Tuesday's overtime loss to Orange, NJ.
Both players also went for double digits in rebounds as well.


big man up front Cleveland
Nobles who netted 24 points.
Teammate Alonzo
Robertson was able to score


16 and Xavier Caldwell, a
stand-out in the Red Devil
play during this tournament,
picked-up 11 points.


The Red Devils take a
short break before facing
Lake Placid in Avon Park on
Monday Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m.


E LIVING


Friday, January 2, 2009

Hoehne 5, to start '09


Well, before the old year
ended, another NFL coach
was given the axe, Charles
Barkley was in the news
for the wrong reasons
(again) and I thought I
caught a glimpse of T.O.
being, well, T.O.
The latest coach that
came into question was at
first a shocker, in that
Mike Shanahan seemed
destined to die a Bronco.
Well, he was bucked off
after a 14-year run that
included two Super Bowl
wins, a steady level of con-
tention and a system that
seemed to breed.1,000-
yard running backs.
Literally, a Denver run-
ning back that had gained
more than 1,000 yards
would go down with an
injury, they'd plug in
somebody you'd never
heard of and next thing
you know, he was among
the league leaders.
Heck, there was a time
when I figured even I
could walk into Bronco
camp and be an 800-yard
back that would be until
I became that moment
from "Lucas" when little
Corey Haim got demol-
ished.
In a funny sidenote from
the Shanahan firing, the
hot commodity among
coaches this offseason is
former Steeler head man
Bill Cowher, and it's just
starting to get comical as
his interest is bouncing
around with each new
opening.
He had no interest in the
Browns when they
inquired, big surprise, but
he was in initial talks with
the Jets when Eric Mangini
got the heave-ho.
Suddenly ,Shanahan is
booted and the talks with


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne


the Jets break off.
I get the feeling this will
be a game of musical
chairs, except when the
music stops, Cowher will
have his choice of chairs to
plop his kiester down in.
Sticking with football, I
can't say I was disappoint-
ed to see the Eagles (and
my fellow Chicago area
native Donovan McNabb)
obliterate the Cowboys to
send them home, playoff-
less.
But I saw a highlight of
one of Tony Romo's inter-
ceptions and I did get a bit
riled.
From what I saw, it
looked like it was a pass
intended for Terrell
Owens, who seemed to be,
just kind of trotting up the
sideline, giving no indica-
tion that he even thought
the ball would be coming
his way.
But here the pass came
toward him, as he was still,
for some reason, looking
upfield.
The Eagles defensive
back alertly makes a move
for the ball, which was
now underthrown since
T.O. made no move what-
soever for it and was still
just trotting down the side-
line.

Continued on page 3B


Lady Streaks settle for fourth


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
Sebring's Lady Blue Streaks
had another close one Tuesday,
but couldn't quite get over the
hump at the Belleview
Christmas Tournament.
Competitive throughout the
four-day event near Ocala, the
Streaks ended up 1-2 after
coming up short against
Orlando's Maynard Evans
High School in a 44-37 finale.
"It was a good overall expe-
rience for us," head coach
Mike- Lee said. "There were
16 teams fiere, split into two
divisions and we ended :up
fourth in the Blue Division."
Tuesday was another nip-
and-tuck, predominantly defen-
sive battle with no team able to
put the game away until the fad-
ing moments.
The. Lady
Evans Trojans held a
44 narrow lead, but
saw Sebring bat-
tle back to. tie it
Sebring at 33 and again
S 1 35-all with less
1 *than two min-
utes to play.
"Then they hit a crazy
bank-shot," Lee said. "But
they all count and we then had
to foul and ~s~nd. them to the
free-throw line. They convert-
ed down thes cirtch"
The Lady9Stits were lead
by Hannah Sho6ip who was
named to the All-Tournament
team, with a double-double of
14 points and 13 rebounds.
Shannon Williams added 10
points and five rebounds
while Kayla Clemens chipped
in with seven points.
The team traveled back
home, where they will bring in
the new year and look to make
the second-half push with
three games next week.
First up is a home contest
with All Saints Academy
Tuesday, before heading on the
road for games at Lake Placid
Thursday and DeSoto Friday.


'They hit a crazy bank-shot. But
they all count and we then had to
foul and send them to the free-
throw line.'


MIKE LEE
Lady Blue Streak head coach


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Hannah Shoop went for a double-double Tuesday,
posting 14 points and 13 rebounds to help her earn
All-Tournament honors at the Belleview Christmas
Tournament..


Courtesy pnoto
Highlands County's Team Crush made it yet another tournament title after it won the
Renegade Rumble Tournament in Bartow on December 28. The final score in the champi-
onship game was 7-6 over the Bartow Renegades in 7 innings with a walk-off base hit by
Seth Cannady. Defense dominated this game with pitchers Trey Frazier and Alex Gomez,
infielders Daniel Simons, Gabe Gomez and outfielders Angel Ojeda, Joshua Crouch, and
Cannady. Pictured, front row, left to right. Jimmy Peck, Daniel Simons, Gabe Gomez, Trey
Frazier, Alex Gomez. Second row: Seth Cannady, Connor Cook, Matt Portis, Rocco Warner,
Joshua Crouch, Angel Ojeda. Third Row: Coaches Mike Warner, Isreal Gomez, Dean
Frazier, Mike Browning and David Simons.



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THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 3
Atlanta at Arizona, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)
Indianapolis at San Diego, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 4
Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 4:30 p.m.
(FOX)
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 10
San Diego, Indianapolis or Baltimore at
Tennessee, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)
Minnesota, Arizona or Atlanta at
Carolina, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday, Jan. 11
Philadelphia, Arizona or Atlanta at N.Y.
Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
San Diego, Indianapolis or Miami at
Pittsburgh, 4:45 p.m. (CBS)
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Jan. 18
NFC
TBD, (FOX), 3 p.m.
AFC
TBD, (CBS), 6:30 p.m.
SUPER BOWL
Sunday, Feb. 1
Tampa, Fla.
AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m. (NBC)
PRO BOWL
Sunday, Feb. 8
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 28 5 .848 -
New Jersey 15 16.484 12
New York 12 18.40014Y2
Philadelphia 12 18 .40014Y%
Toronto 12 19 .387' 15
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 24 7 .774 -
Atlanta 21 10 .677 3
Miami 17 13 .567 6Y%
Charlotte 11 21 .34413Y%
Washington 6 24 .20017%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 26 5 .839 -
Detroit 18 11 .621 7
Milwaukee 15 17 .46911Y2
Chicago 14 17 .452 12
Indiana 10 21 .323 16
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
New Orleans 19 9 .679 -
San Antonio 20 11 .645 A
Houston 20 12.625 1
Dallas 19 12.613 1Y
" Memphis 10 22.313 11
Northwest Division


Denver
Portland
Utah
Minnesota
Oklahoma City
Pacific

L.A. Lakers
Phoenix
Golden State
L.A. Clippers
Sacramento


W L Pet GB
20 12 .625 -
20 12 .625 -
19 14 .576 1VA
6 25 .19413Y%
3 29 .094 17
Division
W L Pet GB
25 5 .833-
18 12 .600 7,
10 23.30316Y
8 22 .267 17
8 24 .250 18


Tuesday's Games
Atlanta 110, Indiana 104
New'York 93, Charlotte 89
Miami 104, Cleveland 95
Phoenix 101, Memphis 89
New Orleans 97, Washington 85
Milwaukee 100, San Antonio 98
Dallas 107, Minnesota 100
Portland 91, Boston 86
Sacramento 92, L.A. Clippers 90
Wednesday's Games
Orlando at Chicago, late
New Jersey at Detroit, late
Milwaukee at Houston, late,
Denver at Toronto, late
Golden State at Oklahoma City, late
Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, late
Thursday's Games
No games scheduled
Friday's Games
Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Houston at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Denverat Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Golden State at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Portland, 10 p.m.
Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPIsGF GA
N.Y. Rangers 23 13 3 49 107 107
Philadelphia 20 10 7 47 126 114
New Jersey 21 11 3 45107 90
Pittsburgh 19 14 4 42118110
N.Y. Islanders 11 22 4 26 94 134
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 28 5 4 60137 82
Montreal 21 9 6 48108 91
Buffalo 17 15 5 39105108
Toronto 15 16 6 36115133
Ottawa 13 17 5 31 83 100
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 24 11 3 51124111
Carolina 17 15 5 39 97 112
Florida 16 15 5 37 91 100
Tampa Bay 10 16 10 30 85 110
Atlanta 12 20 5 29109136
WESTERN CONFERENCE.
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 24 7 5 53132105
Chicago 20 7 7 47123 88
Nashville 17 16 3 37 90 107
Columbus 16 16 4 36 94 103
St. Louis 14 20 3 31106128
Northwest Division-
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 2111 4 46109106
Vancouver 20 15 3 43110100
Colorado 19 16 1 39102104
Edmonton 17 15 3 37 97 105
Minnesota 17 16 2 36 89 82
Pacific Division


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
FRIDAY
8:30 p.m. Syracuse at South Florida............ ESPN
SATURDAY


12 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.


Pittsburgh at Georgetown ............ ESPN
South Carolina-Aiken at Florida Southern.. 66
North Carolina Central at Miami ....... SUN
Tennessee at Kansas ............... ESPN
Georgia Tech at Alabama............. SUN
North Carolina State at Florida ........ CBS


COLLEGE FOOTBALL
FRIDAY
2 p.m. Cotton Bowl Mississippi vs. Texas Tech .... FOX
5 p.m. Liberty Bowl East Carolina vs. Kentucky. ESPN
8:15 p.m. Sugar Bowl Alabama vs. Utah ........... FOX
SATURDAY
12 p.m. International Bowl Buffalo vs. UConn . ESPN2
..............................................................................................................................

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
SATURDAY
1 p.m. U.S. Army All-American Bowl............ NBC


NBA
SATURDAY
8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago ................. WGN


NFL
SATURDAY
4:30 p.m. NFC Wildcard Atlanta at Arizona .. .. NBC
8 p.m. AFC Wildcard Indiahapolis at San DiegoNBC
............................. ...............................................................................................

NHL.
SATURDAY
7:30 p.m. Carolina, at Tampa Bay ........... SUN
.............................................................................................................................

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SATURDAY
12 p.m. LSU at UConn or Minnesota at Illinois ..... CBS
2 p.m. Tennessee at Rutgers ................ CBS
Times, games, channels all subject to change


San Jose
Anaheim
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Dallas


W L OT Pts GF GA'
28 4 4 60126 84
19 14 4 42 107 105
17 15 5 39 94 105
15 16 6 36 95 102
15 15 5 35 103 121


Tuesday's Games
Washington 4, Buffalo 2
Boston 5, Pittsburgh 2
Detroit 4, Chicago 0
Toronto 4, Atlanta 3, OT
Montreae 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO
New Jersey 4, St. Louis 3
Philadelphia 3, Vancouver 2
Ottawa 3, Edmonton 2
Wednesday's Games
Florida at N.Y. Islanders, late
San Jose at Minnesota, late
Atlanta at Carolina, late
Colorado at Phoenix, late
New Jersey at Dallas, late
Columbus at Anaheim, late
Edmonton at Calgary, late
Thursday's Games
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Boston, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Nashville, 8 p.m.


SATURDAY. DEC. 20
EagleBank Bowl
Wake Forest 29, Navy 19
New Mexico.Bowl
Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35
St..'Ptersburg (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
TCU 17, Boise State 16
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 24
Hawaii Bowl
Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21
FRIDAY. DEC, 26
SMotor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21
SATURDAY. DEC. 27
Meineke Bowl
West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30
Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State 42, Wisconsin 13
Emerald Bowl
California 24, Miami 17
SUNDAY. DEC. 28
Independence Bowl
Louisiana Tech 17, Northern Illinois 10
MONDAY. DEC. 29
PapaJohns.com Bowl
Rutgers 29, North Carolina State 23
Alamo Bowl
Missouri 30, Northwestern 23, OT
TUESDAY. DEC. 30
Humanitarian Bowl
Maryland 42, Nevada 35
Holiday Bowl
Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31
Texas Bowl
Rice 38, Western Michigan 14
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)
Kansas 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, 4 p.m. (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
American League
TAMPA BAY RAYS-Agreed to terms with
RHP Joe Nelson on one-year contract
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Agreed to ,
terms with C Michael Barrett, C Raul
Chavez, INF Randy Ruiz and LHP Mike
Maroth on minor league contracts.
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS-Agreed to
terms with C Chris Snyder on a three-
year contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
HOUSTON ROCKETS-Re-signed C
Dikembe Mutombo for the rest of season.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER-Signed C
Nenad Kristic. Waived C Steven Hill.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CHICAGO BEARS-Fired defensive
backs coach Steven Wilks.
DENVER BRONCOS-Fired coach Mike
Shanahan.
HOUSTON TEXANS-Fired defensive
coordinator Richard Smith, secondary
coach Jon Hoke and defensive line
coach Jethro Franklin.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


SATURDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Lincoln Park Academy, 4:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Lake Wales, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Boys Soccer vs. DeSoto, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. DeSoto, 6 p.m.


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


SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Walker Academy, 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Clewiston,

TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.
Lake THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.
Pladd
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STUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs. All Saints Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Braden
River, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Braden River, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at LaBelle,
6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Mulberry, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto, 6/7:30
Sebring p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.




SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


YMCA Gymnastics
SEBRING YMCA Gymnastic pro-
gram will be held at a new location start-
ing Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.
Practices will be held at Sebring
Christian Church (located down
Hammock Rd. on right).
This spacious site will help accommo-
date 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
scramble 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, buf-
fet lunch and awards following play.
Register by Jan. 16 and receive a free
round of practice golf for. your team.
(Good for weekend play only)..
The event is open to all with door
prizes and goodie bags for each entrant..
For an entry form and information
contact 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
tp Holiday Inn Express, 608 S. Lakeview
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 Jan.
17at 9 a.m. There will be no registra-
tions taken after the day of the draft.
Registration fees: T-Ball (league age
S5-6) 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 in the four-person scram-
ble is.$60 per person, $240 per team.
There are also four levels of sponsor-
ships available with a Gold Sponsorship
of $1,000 including four hole signts, one
team entry and recognition on a banner.
A Silver Sponsorship of $500 includes
two hole signs, one team entry and
recognition on a banner. Bronze
Sponsorship, for $250, includes two hole
signs and banner recognition, or there is
a $100 Hole Sponsorship.
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 at 381-2117 or Brannon Sparks
at 381-9017.

Sebring Baseball Sign-Ups
SEBRING Sebring Youth Baseball is
now accepting registrations for the fol-
lowing age groups: T-Ball (4-5), Pitching
Machine (6-8) and Minors (9-10).


Registration will take place 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 sebringbase-
ball.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 sec-
ond 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
martial arts, basic self-defense classes on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:45-
7:45 p.m.
The classes are instructed by Gary
Davis, a certified Black Belt in Ronin
Goju Karate and who has also received
training in various forms of martial arts
and self defense tactics.
The class will offer its' students the
chance to learn basic self-defense as well
as a variety of martial arts.
Goju Karate will be the main course of
study, with lessons also in Judo, Jui Jitsu
and Muay Thai Kickboxing.
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 informantion, call 381-5399.

Lake Placid Senior Softball
LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid
Men's Senior Softball League is inviting
new players to join the league for the
2009 season.
Interested players should come to the
Lake June ball fields on Mondays and
Wednesdays at 9 a.m. to participate in
informal practice sessions.
Team rosters will be established at the
end of December and league play will
begin the first week in Jan. 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 both locally and at
other locations.
Tryouts will be held between
Thanksgiving and Christmas, with games
starting in February.
Interested players, or for more infor-
mation call Bill Stephenson at 863-381-
8982 after. 5:30 p.m.

Lake Placid Baseball
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid's 11 &
Under Baseball team is looking for a
couple dedicated players and parents to
join their team.
League age is May 1, 2009.
If you enjoy the game of baseball and
would like more information on this
unique opportunity to travel the state
playing baseball, please contact Michael
Warner at (863) 441-4506 or David
Simons at (863) 441-3835.


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Country Club of Sebring
The Monday Couples played a four-
some game, count one best ball on par
fours, two best balls on par fives and
three best balls on par threes net.
The winners were: First place, Bob
and Jolene Shearwood, Bev and Jim
Szelagowski with 98; second place,
June and Ken Maloney, Alice ITebec
and Pat Kragt with 107; and third
place, Lousie and Bob Cochran,
Onnalee and Ted Schmalzried with
109.

Harder Hall
The ladies league played a pro am
points event on Monday, December 29.
* The winners were: First place, Helen
Sayre with plus-4; and second place,
Shirley Holt with plus-1.

Lake June West Golf Club
The men's association played a
Men's Best Ball event on Wednesday,
December 24.
Winning first place was the team of
John Huggett, Ken Colyer, Don
Bradley, Joe Swartz and John Gill with
37; second place, John Simmons, Pete
McNamee, Rex Simmons, Ward Shaw
and Angelo loriano with 39; and third
place, Orville Huffman, Pete Otway,
John Byron, Ben Tarr and John Ruffo
with 40.
Closest, to the pin: No. 2, Joe
Swartz, 17-feet-4-inches; No. 4, John
Simmons, 9-feet-3-inches;.and No. 8,
Charles Goins, 4-feet-8-inches.
The ladies association played a
Women's Best Ball event on Monday,
December 22.
Tying for first/second/third places
were the teams of Annie Hall, Doris
Cunningham, Patty Mancuso and Jan
Mann; Eva Huffman, Verna Knishka
and Elaine Orr; Joyce Swartz, Sylvia
West and Gloria Huggett with 36 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Virginia
Simmons, 10-feet-10-inches; No. 4,
Elise Douglas, 12-feet-5-inches; and
No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 2-feet-4-inches.

Pinecrest
On Wednesday, December 24, the
men's association played team and
individual pro am points. -
Winning first place was the team of


Mike Norris, Larry
Holzworth, Jack
Litalien and Mel Cagle
with plus-10; and sec-
ond place, Doug Haire,
Dan Bean, Dorrell
Herron and J.W.
McCamic with plus-2.
Individual winners
were: A division First
place, Bob Kistler with
plus-5; and second
place, Bob Luttrell with
plus-2. B division -
First place, Bud
Kammerman with plus-
6; tying for
second/third places
were Greg Mitchell and
Ed Truax with plus-3
each. C division First
place, Jack Litalien
with plus-6; and sec-
ond place, Jim Elliott
with plus-4. D division
- First place, Al
Sweetman with plus-5;
and second place, Mel
Cagle with plus-4.


Placid Lakes
The men's association played a Two
Best Balls, Plus All Net Birdies event on
Wednesday, December 24.
Winning first place was the team of
Tom Lacy, Don George, Al LaMura and
Wayne Wood with minus-35; and sec-
ond place, Bill Lockwood, Chuck
Wallin, Gary Hoekstra and Howard
Ticknor with minus-31.

River Greens
The means' association played a
Men's Day event on Saturday,
December 27.
The winners were: First place, Butch
Smith and Gerry Page with 53. Tying
for second/third/fourth/fifth places
were Peter March and Ray Knauf; John
D'Amanda and Tim Thomas; Bob
Stevens and Ken Koon; Elton Cate and
Cliff Aubin with 57 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, Len
Westdale, 6-feet-2-inches; No. 5, Don
McDonald, 6-feet-9-inches; No. 12,
Butch Smith, 4-feet; and No. 17, Russ
Rudd, 5-feet-8-inches.


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Continued from 1B
Only as the Philly player
was about to make the grab
did T.O. make a casual
glance back to see what was
happening.
Given his propensity for
being Mr. Drama Queen,
and his late season whining,
it seems he was being his
petulant self and living up
to Skip Bayless's nickname
of Team Obliterator.
What should .have hap-
pened to T.O. is what hap-
pened to me the one time I
loafed on a pass route dur-
ing practice in high school.
I was a halfback, split out
on this particular play
where I was about the third
option on the pass.
After running it a handful
of times, and knowing I
wasn't likely to get it on
this upcoming run-through,
I toned it down a bit, like
T.O., and kind of just


jogged through my route.
Next thing you know,
while our quarterback,
Packy Jones, made his pass,
our head coach drilled me
in the side of the helmet
with a pass that nearly
knocked me over, and then
sent me on the near mile-
long punishment run we had
called the "nutcracker,"
Wouldn't we have all
loved, and paid, to see
Dallas offensive coordinator
Jason Garrett, as the inter-
ception was being made,
whip a pass from the side-
lines that caught T.O. right
in the ear-hole?
Finally, to end the old
year off right, Charles
Barkley was ticketed for an
alleged DUI in Scottsdale, '
Ariz the other day well,
night, or early morning,
when those sorts of things
seem to happen.


Now, I love Charles.
Respected the hell out of
him as a player, got a kick
out of his brutal honesty in
quotes that were controver-
sial but mostly right on and
love his blunt candor in his
post-playing career.
But for Pete's'Sake
Chuck, you'd be the first to
lampoon a current player
for making a dumb choice
like that and it would be
better if you could back it
up with your own behavior.
Sure, we were all young
and stupid once and made
poor decisions.
It's like when I read about
a guy who was questioned
about why he still goes with
the overly baggy, hanging-
way-too-low pants look.
He said he always
thought it was cool and
he'd been dressing like that
since the fourth grade.


If you're an adult and
still find things are cool,
that you thought were cool
in the fourth, grade and
dressing the same way you
did when you were nine-
years old, something is def-
initely wrong.
Same thing applies here
Charles.
But hey, it's a new year,
and a time to look ahead, to
make those changes we all
need to make with the pas-
sage of time.
Make resolutions that
will last for more than a
couple weeks and learn
from past mistakes.
Make this year a better
one than the last, move ever
forward and don't loaf on
your pass routes.

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


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Pro Am. Points Individual net event
Wednesday, December 24.
Taking Flight 1 with 39 points was
Nela Hodge, followed closely by
Marilyn Stafford's 37-point total.
Joan Roberts was the tops in Flight
2, with 38 points, while Angie Zablocki
was second with 35.
Flight 3s top finisher was Shirley
Holmes' 37 while Sue McAllister fin-
ished with 32.
And Flight 4 saw Sally Sunderland
win with a day-high 40 points with Kay
Robertson and Nancy Monroe each
coming in with 36 points for a second-
place tie.

Sebring Municipal
Last Monday, December 22, the
Mezza group played individual pro-am
points at the Sebring Municipal golf
course.
The Winners are: A group first place
Mike Winchester plus 7, second place
Murray Campbell plus 3.
B group first place Pat Dell plus 6,
second place Jim Gulick plus 5.
C group Curt Matterson first place
plus 4, second place Joe Hyzny plus 1.
D group first place Danny Geier plus
4, second place Shorty Crocker plus 2.
E group first place Bill Alesi plus 4,
second place Doug Haire plus 1.
F group first place Sal Sboto and
Jerry Edwards tied at plus 4.
G group Pete Mezza and Karl Mellor
tied at plus 3.

SpringLake
On Tuesday, December 23, the
Men's Golf Association played four
man teams in a combo of two best
balls on the front nine and three best
balls on the back.
First place was won by the team of
Pat Jaskowski, Brick MacLaren, Bob
Berg and a blind draw, with a com-
bined net score of 154.
They were followed by: the second
place team of Bill Lawens, Richard
Estep, Bill Rentel and a blind draw, in
at 155; and the third place team of Bob
Hinde, Gerard Burge, Joe Smith and
Jay Payne at 159.
Closest to the pin on Cougar # 12
were: Gordon Robb, 8-feet, 11-inches;
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RELIGION


Avon Park
Church of Christ
AVON PARK "Whatever You
Do, Do It With All Your Heart, to
The Lord!" (Colossians 3: 23) will
be the message Sunday. Larry
Roberts is the minister.
There will be a dinner in the
multi-purpose room immediately
following the morning worship. All
members and guests are invited.
The Timothy Class and the
Tabitha Class will meet Sunday
afternoon.Avon Park Church of
Christ is at 200 S. Forest. Call 453-
4692.

Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church
AVON PARK Pastor George
Hall will bring the message for
both Sunday services.
The Spanish ministry also meets
on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more
information on the Spanish min-
istry, call the Rev. Abiden
Hernandez at 873-3617.

Christ Lutheran Church
AVON PARK Pastor Scott
McLean will preach a sermon enti-
tled "Trust The Key to
Successful Living."
The church is at 1320 County
Road 64, east of the Avon Park
High School. Ccall 471-2663 or
search the Web for christluther-
anavon park.org.

Christian Science Church
SEBRING The lesson sermon
. on Sunday morning is titled "God."
The keynote is from Deuteronomy
7:9 "... the Lord your God, He is
God, the faithful God who keeps
covenant and mercy for a thousand
generations with those who love
Him and keep His command-
ments."
The church is at 146 N. Franklin
St.


Christian Training
Church
SEBRING Associate minister
Casey L. Downing will bring the
message titled "Oil and Incense"
this week at the Sunday morning
service. The Wednesday night
Bible study will continue in the
book of Romans.

Covenant Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING On Wednesday the
congregational monthly potluck
dinner will be held at 6 p.m. There
will be no children's/youth pro-
grams. Choir rehearsal will begin
at 7:15 p.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 10, 4M will
perform various chores and skilled
work from 9 a.m. to noon. In
January, Beth Moore Bible Study
begins with a study of "The
Patriarchs," (call for dates and
times).
The Men's Breakfast and
Fellowship will be at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 13. The Women's
Book Club will also meet at 6:30
p.m. Jan. 13.
The Women's Bible Study of
Genesis will resume at 9 a.m. Jan.
14.

Eastside Christian
Church
LAKE PLACID Beginning at
10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 Warner
Southern Gospel Choir will present
a special concert during the morn-
ing worship service.
Sunday, Jan. 18 the Grace
Harmony Trio will be in concert at
6:30 p.m.
Pastor Randy Whitehead will be
guest preaching during the morning
worship service. Later that evening
he will join Grace Harmony as
they present their special 2009
"Journey for Jesus" Concert. This
is a free event for all ages.


RELIGION GUIDELINES: The
News-Sun publishes religion
news on Fridays.
The submission deadline is 5
p.m. Monday to be considered
for publication in the following
Friday's paper.
Submit items to the News-
Sun's from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
weekdays; fax to 385-2453;
send e-mail to editor@news-
sun.com; or mail to Lifestyle
Editor, News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27
South, Sebring, FL 33870. For
information, call 385-6155,
ext. 516.

Thursday, Jan. 29 the Lunch
Bunch will resume for all those
interested. This month the group
will meet at Red Lobster in
Sebring at 11:30 a.m. Car pooling
is available. Meet in the Eastside
parking lot at 11 a.m.
Sunday, the pastor will continue
his new sermon series entitled "In
the Beginning, God Created Part 2"
from the book of Matthew. This
will be the second part of a two
part series that deals with how we
love and worship God. "Our love
for Christ is only as real as our
love for our neighbor."- Our Daily
Bread

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev. Jim
Langdoc will deliver the sermon
"We Are What We Eat" on Sunday
morning, with Scripture taken from
I John 6:22-40.
The First (Annual) Epiphany
Party will be at the church from 4-
7 p.m. Jan. 16, EUCC annual
spaghetti dinner (tickets available
now).
The church is 1.7 miles west of
U.S. 27 on Country Road 634
(Hammock Road). Call 471-7999
or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.


Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING Pastor Gary
Kindle's sermon title for Sunday
morning is "Wisdom, Riches and
Honor" based on I Kings 3:4-15.
An open prayer time is offered at
6 p.m. Tuesdays, followed by Bible
study iu the book of John.

First Christian Church
AVON PARK This week's
sermon is "To Walk in Wonder"
with Scripture coming from Acts
3:1-10, being brought by Ray
Culpepper. There will be a concert
by Terry Hall at 6 p.m.
Several other concerts are *
planned for January on Sunday
evenings; look for more informa-
tion next week.
First Christian Church of Avon
Park is at 1016 W. Camphor
(behind the Wachovia Bank). Call
453-5334 or e-mail firstchris-
tianap@embarqmail.comn. The
church Web site is www. firstchris-
tianap.com.

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING At the Lord's Table
will be Bob and Betty Harcourt.
Communion will be served by
Jayne Weldy, Peggy Cousins,
Vivian Spencer and Marcia Rhoten.
Greeting the congregation will be
Sharron Campbell and Nora
Mayworth. On this first Sunday in
the new year, the pastor's message
will be "Submit Yourselves to
God" from James 4:1-10.
There will be an important
Pledge Committee meeting in the
church library at 1:30 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 9.

First Presbyterian
Church A. R. P.
AVON PARK Pastor Bob
Johnson's sermon is entitled "Die
While You Are Living" based on


Romans 6:1-4. Holy Communion
will be observed during morning
worship. This first Sunday of the
month members are asked to bring
non-perishables for the Church
Service Center.
The choir's introit will be
"Jesus, Stand Among Us" and its
anthem will be "Break the Bread,
Pour the Wine" with flute solo by
Kathleen Richards.
The adult Sunday school, led by
Elder Tom Christoph, will finish
their study of II Thessalonians,
Chapter 3 (pray for your brethren).
On Monday, the Crafty Ladies
will meet from 10 a.m. until noon
in the Sunday school wing to make
projects for the camp gift shop at
Bonclarkeri in Flat Rock, NC.
On Wednesday, Johnson will
continue leading the Bible study in
the Gospel of John. At 1:30 a.m.,
First Wednesday lunch will be in
fellowship hall. At 6:30 p.m., the
choir will practice.
On Thursday, the Deacons Xill
meet at 6 p.mn.
The church is at 215 E. Circle
St. (with two entrances on
LaGrande Street). For questions,
call the church office at 453-3242.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING "Worn Out Knees"
will be the title of Sunday morn-
ing's sermon given by the Rev.
Darrell A. Peer.
Ruth Circle meets at 9:30 a.m.
(call for meeting place) and the
Rebekah Circle at 6:30 p.m. in the
adult classroom on Tuesday.
Wednesday, adult Bible study
will be at 10:30 a.m. in the adult
classroom. Choir rehearsal is at
5:30 p.m. in the adult classroom.
Miriam Circle meets at 1 p.m.
Thursday (call for meeting place).
Movie and dinner at 3 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10, "Gone With The
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Blackwood
Quartet in
concert Jan. 10
AVON PARK -The
Blackwood Quartet will
be in concert at 3 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Union
Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave.
Tickets are available at
- the church office or the
door for $12. Don't miss
this great concert event.
Saturday night worship
service to follow at6
p.m.
Call 453-3345 or visit
on the Web at
www.weareunion.org.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
* 50-plus Singles
.Connection. For more infor-
:mation, call Martha at 452-
1669. All senior singles wel-
comed.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
I American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
Shrimp also is available for
same price. Open to the pub-
lic. Tickets in the lounge on
Friday night. Lounge hours
are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For details, call 465,7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
final call at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring. Post open
at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. For details, call 471-
1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays
darts from 5-8 p.m. for mem-
bers and guests. For details,
call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Breakfast
L.Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
E 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.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
meets first and third Friday in
recreation hall, Sebring. Early
rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m.,
alternate mainstream and
plus rounds are from 7:30-
9:30 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come to attend.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
-Sunshine RV Resort from 9-
S11 a.m. Friday. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn@samdunn.net.
* Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
every Friday, September
through April from 7-9:30 p.m.
at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Free ball-
room dance instruction is
available at 6:30 p.m. Dance
the
night away to the music of
the Big Bands. All club
dances are open to the pub-
lic. Appropriate dress
a required. Admission is $5 for:
members and $7 for non-
members.
Call 471-0559.
* Italian-American Social
Club, of Highlands County's
" Social Night with games and
snacks every first and third
SFriday: of each month from
a 6:30-9 p.m. A potluck dinner
also on the first Friday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. with
social hour following. For
more information, call Jeanne
at 382-1945.
* Lake Placid Democratic
Club meets at 6 p.m. first
SMonday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Lake Placid. For details, call
Bill Sayles at 699-6773.
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from
2 p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a
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fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost is $8.50 per person.
Live music is from 6:30-10:30
p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests.
For details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-
11 p.m. Pool tournament is at
8 p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* MOM's Club meets at
10:30 a.m. first Friday at the
First United Methodist Church
on Pine Street in Sebring.
* Narcotics Anonymous
New Day Group meets at 6
p.m.. at First Presbyterian
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish bas-
kets from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $10
donation. For reservations,
call 385-8647 or 471-3557.
Lounge is open from 3-10
p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves beef franks and
Italian sausages served from
1 p.m. to closing at 11675
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details,
call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m.
and table tennis at 4 p.m. at
333 Pomegranate Ave. For
details, call 385-2966 or
leave a name, number and
message.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County
Road 621 E., Lake Placid.
Texas Hold 'em lessons, 2
p.m. For more details, call
699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011
S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
For details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* Airborne (Paratrooper)
Breakfast Club meets at 9
a.m. every first Saturday at
Bob Evans Restaurant,
Sebring. All paratroopers and
their guests are invited. For
details, call Joe Noto at 452-
0106.
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from
2-4 p.m. The lounge hours
are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Members and guests invited.
For details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9
p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series
at noon. Call 452-3803.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has round dance workshop
for phases 2,3,4 from 1-2:30
p.m. and a beginners class
from 2:30-4 p.m. at
Buttonwood Bay Mobile
Home Park Recreation Hall,
10001 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details


or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands Chapter 601
meets at Golf Hammock
Restaurant in the Golf
Hammock Country Club at
noon. Any service person
who was awarded the Purple
Heart is invited to attend and
bring their wife or husband.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) has a flea
market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
country store open from 8
a.m. to noon and pancake
breakfast served from 7:30
a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors
are welcome. No setup fee is
charged for the summer
months. Plenty of off road
parking. For details, call 382-
2208.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1
p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Lake Placid Art League
has a class in
Pastels/Acrylics taught by
,.lewellyn Rinald from from 9
a.m. to noon at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For
information call Dan Daszek
at 465-7730.
* Military Officers
Association of America
(MOAA) South Central
Florida Chapter Board meets
at 9:30 a.m. on the first
Saturday at the Military Sea
Services Museum on
Kenilworth and Roseland.
The monthly members lunch-
eon is on the third Saturday.
of each month at noon
(except holidays). Location is
at Kenilworth Lodge. For fur-
ther information call Roy
Whitton at 465-7048.
* Military Order of the
Purple Heart Chapter 601
meets at noon on the first
Saturday at Sunrise
Restaurant. All recipients and
wives of the Purple Heart are
welcome. Call 471-9190 or
465-7074 for details.
* Narcotics Anonymous
New Day Group meets at 7
p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 382-1821.
*Paratrooper breakfast
every first Saturday of the
month at 9 a.m. at Bob
Evans. Call John
Schumacher at 382-8648.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m.
at the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. Call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
offers line dancing lessons at
2 p.m. the first and third
Saturday for members and
guests at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays pin shuffleboard at 6:30
p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. Call 385-2966.
* Twelve Step Study Group
for Adult Children of
Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m.
first and third Saturday, at
first building south of Union
Congregational Church, 105
N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County
Road 621 E., Lake Placid.
Laides auxiliary dinner from
5:30-7 p.m. on the first
Saturday of each month. For
more details, call 699-5444.


Sebring Church of Nazarene now

an Angel Food distribution site


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Sebring Church of the
Nazarene recently was approved to be a dis-
tribution for Angel Food Ministries. Angel
Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denomi-
national organization dedicated to providing
grocery relief and financial support to com-
munities throughout the United States.
In 1994, Pastors Joe and Linda Wingo
found their hearts going out to the families of
many of the local families in Monroe, Ga.,
affected by the recent industrial plant clos-
ings. On their back porch, the first Angel
Food distribution fed 34 families. Over the
next few years, other churches wanted to get
involved and Angel Food began feeding hun-
dreds of families across the southeast. Now,
Angel Food feeds over 500,000 families a
month in 35 states.
By buying food from the first rate suppliers
at substantial volume discounts, Angel Food
Ministries is able to provide families with
approximately $65 worth of quality nutritious
food for $30. Angel Food Ministries does not
use out-of-date food or inferior products.
Each month's menu is different and con-
sists of fresh, frozen and packaged food.
Angel Food is purchased from the nation's
top food suppliers. Providing quality, nutri-
tious food at significant discounts on a regu-
lar basis is one practical way to give people a
"hand up" during difficult times. There is no
purchase limit for boxes of Angel Food.
There are no applications or qualifications
necessary to purchase. Generally, one box of
Angel Food assists in feeding a family of four
for about one week or a single senior citizen
for almost a month.
Each month, Angel Food Ministries also
offers "specialty boxes" of steak, chicken,


pork or other foods. This bonus program
affords participants additional food choices at
a great value. There is no purchase limit for
specialty boxes or bonus foods.
Distribution Day for the current month will
be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
The deadline for ordering from the Sebring
Church of the Nazarene will be Saturday, Jan.
10. Order forms may be picked up the church
office at 420 S. Pine St. in Sebring. The order
forms may also be accessed at the church Web
site: sebringnazarene.com. Payment can be
made by cash or check (payable to Church of
the Nazarene) and can be brought to the
church office or mailed and must be received
by Jan. 10. The office hours are 8-11 a.m.
Monday-Friday. The church office will also
be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 10
for last minute orders.
Contact the church office at 385-0400 for
more information. The mailing address for
the church is P.O. Box 372, Sebring, FL
33871.


RELIGION NEWS SNAPSHOTS


Mason to be in
concert at Sebring
Christian Sunday
SEBRING -
International T.V. and
recording, artist Lowell
Mason will be appearing at
6 p.m. Sunday at Sebring
Christian Church, 4514
Hammock Road.
Mason has been called the
World's Smallest Gospel
Singer because of his unique
height of only 46 inches. His
melliferous voice, however
has no comparison to his
size. When he sings, his
booming voice brings a
thrill to everyone who lis-
tens.
During his program, there
will be a variety of "Old
Time" songs. The mood can
change from a deep moving
hymn like "Peace in the
Valley or "The Old
Rugged Cross" to a rousing,
hand-clapping gospel
favorite like "Daddy Sang
Bass" or "Put Your Hand In
The Hand Of The Man From
Galilee."
The experience of many
years of performing to audi-
ences around the world
accredits this very talented
gentleman with being truly a
professional in his chosen
field.
Mason began his singing
career at the early age of
only 9 years. At that time he
joined the staff of
"Children's Bible Hour"
radio broadcast out of Grand
Rapids, Mich. For seven
years, he was a regular fea-
ture on that weekly program
which was, and still is,
heard from coast to coast.
During his teenage years,
Mason sang for Youth For
Christ in the United States,
and Victorious Christian
Youth, in Canada.
This special area-wide
concert is open to the gener-
al public and will feature
"Gospel Music" Branson-
Style" along with a current
report on the 10-year Bible
Distribution program in
Russia. There is no admis-
sion charge. A free-will-
offering will be received.

Wylers on Wheels at
Calvary Church
SEBRING FromJan. 4-7
the talented Wyler family
will be conducting some
interesting services at
Calvary Church. They are
musical with a wide variety
of instruments played. They
also do drama, skits and
messages to help convey the
life-changing message of the
Bible.
Sunday services will be at
9:30 and 11:30 a.m. with a


break in between foi coffee
and goodies. Then at 6 p.m.
Sunday they will be back for
another informative service.
Calvary Church is at 1825
Hammock Road, near the
YMCA. Call the church
office at 386-4900.

Promise Keepers to
gather Jan. 19
SEBRING Men of The
Covenant, Men of Promise
and Florida Men of Integrity
will host a Promise Keepers
Rally on Monday, Jan. 19 at
Bible Fellowship Church,
3750 Hammock Road. Food
and fellowship hour at 6
p.m. Praise worship service
at 7 p.m. The guest speaker
will be Dr. Jim Guth, execu-
tive director of Florida Men
of Integrity.
For more information, call
Tom Solyntjes at 991-2450,
Candi Garcia at 446-7121, or
FMI Regional Director and
Men's Ambassador George
Ridenour at 381-3570.

Spanish Aglow
meets Jan. 10
SEBRING The Spanish
Aglow El Faro cordially
invites you to a meeting on
Saturday, Jan. 10. The same


will be held at the Lion's
Club, 3400 Sebring Parkway.
Call 655-9163.

Gospel Explosion set
for Mt. Zion AME
SEBRING The Son's
of Allen of New Greater Mt.
Zion A.M.E. Church in
Sebring will sponsor
"Gospel Explosion II" at 870
Martin Luther King Blvd. at
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10,
ending whent the Holy Spirit
says so. Come out and enjoy
good gospel sing and music.

Women plan Heart
to Heart event
SEBRING The women
of First Baptist Sebring
invite community ladies to
the Thursday, Jan. 22, Heart
to Heart Potluck and Crafts
night.. The group will meet at
6 p.m. in the fellowship hall
at the church.
Those who attend will go
home with a full heart as
well as stomach, plus enjoy
trying your hand at a craft
(it's never too early to stock
up for those upcoming birth-
days). Call the First Baptist
Sebring church office for
more information at 385-
5154.


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First United Methodist
Church of Sebring
SEBRING The Rev. A.C.
. Bryantwill bring the sermon- ..
"Introduction to John" with scrip-
ture reading from John 1:1-5.
Members will also celebrate the
service of Holy Communion-and-
everyone is-welcome-to-participate.
Fine Food and Fellowship is
Sunday and tickets are $10 for
adults and $6 for children.
The Wednesday morning and
evening Bible studies resumes Jan.
7.
Visit www.sebringfirstumc.com
for more church information or call
the church office at 385-5184.

Heartland Christian
Church
SEBRING At the Praise and
Worship service Sunday, The
Heartland Singers will sing
"Heavenly Highway." The Good
Twins Gospel Duet will sing two.
songs in the morning service and
then will hold a 6 p.m. concert for
the church's eighth anniversary.
The 8th Anniversary Birthday


Party will follow the concert. The
public is always invited.
Ron and Carol Quade will be
this week's greeters. Roger and
Linda Russell will be the special
readers for this week's Scripture.
Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this
. week -will be "Corneilus" with
Scripture from the book of Acts
10:1-11.
No choir practice or Bible study
-classes-on-Tuesday_ or Wednesday
next week due to the holiday.
The church is at 2705 Alternate
Route 17 South in Sebring (behind
Publix). Look for the lighthouse.

Memorial United
Methodist Church
LAKE PLACID Holy
Communion will be celebrated at
all the worship services of the day.
At the Heritage Worship Service
and Celebration Worship Service,
the Rev. Doug Pareti will preach.
At the New Song Contemporary
Worship Service in Rob Reynolds
Hall, pastoral assistant Claude
Burnett will preach on the subject
"Gifts That We Can Bring," using
the text of Matthew 2:1-12.
Potluck dinner will be in Rob
Reynolds after the New Song serv-
ice.


On Wednesday, a Missions Fair
dinner will be held in Rob
Reynolds Hall at 6 p.m.; after the
dinner there will be presentations
of the various missions the church
-supports,-with representatives pres-
ent to answer questions. Cost of
the dinner is $6 per person or $18
- per faniiy. -. -
A Coffee House will be held in
Rob Reynolds Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9 and a movie night
Tot--hiIdFfi will be at the club-
house. The church is at 500 Kent
Ave. Call 465-2422.

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING The Scripture for
the morning Sunday Bible lesson,
"Commitment of the Midwives,"
goes back to the Old Testament -
Exodus 1. Pastor John Cave will
bring the morning and evening
message. Wednesday evening serv-
ice will be prayer, praise and Bible
study continues in I Timothy.

Placid Lakes Baptist
Church
LAKE PLACID On Sunday
Pastor Darryl George will be
preaching on the pressures that


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing' His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
* Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. PIone:_453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers,
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
* First Assembly of _God,_430J_
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Misslonettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431. -.


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
, Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 11' a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery
facilities are available. Bible -stud-
ies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on
Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45
a.m. are centered for all ages.
Spanish worship service, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Choir practice at 5
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556.
* Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Bible Study Classes at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and an
evening worship .service is at 6
p.m.. On Wednesdays, the
AWANA program and the Word of
Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM.
The adult Bible and Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
t/stap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,


1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service,. 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James
Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfe/-
Iowship@tnni net.
First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave,, Avon Park.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
Joy Loomis, interim music director.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 9:30 a.m. Library open; 11
a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m.
Children's Church; 4:30-5 p.m.
Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Monday schedule: The
Gutter Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday
schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic comput-
er class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
p,m. adult choir rehearsal; -7 p.m.
children's mission groups.
Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
..Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House-.
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Cal453-6681 for details. The 24/7-
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.,
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan
---Solotero,_Pastor.. Regular Sunday
schedule: 9:30 a.m., Bible study;
11 a.m., Worship Service.
Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible
study. Friday schedule: 7 p.m.,
activities for adults, youth ahd chil-
dren.
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family,
friends and faith. Sunday morning
worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery
is provided for both services with
Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life
changing Bible Study for all ages
starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
Allen Altvater leads the youth in
their quest to become more like
Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
youth worship in the youth facility,
and missions training for all chil-
dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal
Palm Street. (2 blocks south of
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
33852 (863) 465-3721, Email:
www.fbclp.com. Contemporary
9:00 a.m., Traditional Blended
10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m.
& 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening
6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities
for all 6:15 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship serv-
ices are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening (September to
May), a youth group meets at 6:20
p.m. and is for ages 3 through 12th
grade. Middle and high school
meet year-round. Also at 6:30 p.m.,
is a prayer service followed by
adult choir rehearsal First Lorida
is the "Place to discover God's
love." Jonathan Booher, Senior
Pastor, Toby Cribbs,
Youth/Children Ministries; Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.


worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist ChurCh, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr.
James Henry, pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
minister of youth and activities.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age
6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D,
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday .night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. ---Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June)- "Where -the- old-fashion.
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Guest
speaker. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;
Ralph 0. Burns, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for


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


CATHOLIC


Ill Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
MeLoughlin,-pastor.-SaturdayVjigil.
Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7
p.m. in Spanish; 8 and 10:30 a.m.
in English and 6 p.m. Teen Mass.
Weekdays at .8 am. Confessions
are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Religious Education Classes are 9-
10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K
through 7th. Confirmation class is
at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay
St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049.
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, Pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9, abd 10:30 a.m.
and noon Spanish Mass.
Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m.
Saturday and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on
First Friday, or on request. Daily
Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-
Friday. Enroll your students grades
K3 through second 'grade in
Catholic School. Faith Formation
Classes for grades kindergarten
through fifth, from 9-10:15 Sundays
in the Parish Hall. The Edge
Program for grades sixth through
eighth, from 6-7:30 p.m
Wednesdays in the Youth Center.
Life Teen for high school students
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays in
the Youth Center. Adult Faith
Formation classes from 7-9 p.m.
Thursdays in the Youth Center.
Choir rehearsal from 7-9 p.m.
Wednesdays in church. Robert
Gillmore, Director of Music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake
Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael
J. Cannon. Mass schedule:
Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) -
Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8
a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9
a.m. December thru Easter -
Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.,
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9
a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9
a.m.


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL
33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27
on County Road 621), 465-7065.


Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, .9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop,
secretary; Thelma Hall, organist;
and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the Drive!"
* Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
David Etherton, Youth Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Youth Service, 6 p.m; Wednesday
night meals, 5 p.m.; and
Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Phone 382-6676. ..
1i First Christian Church, 1016
W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns,-Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director;- Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible
School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Choir Practice & Children's
Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Groups
for all ages and-Children'stChoir,-
6:15 p.m. Nursery provided for all
events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL .33870. Phone: 385-
0358 or 385-3435. The Rev.
Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast,
10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Praise and Worship,
6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15
p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15
p.m.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

* Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
- p.m. Wednesday everening service
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children, youth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118.,
Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W.
Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor.
Sunday: Sunday school begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wor-
ship at 1.0:45 a.m.; and evening
service at 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening service is at 7 p.m. with
special services for children and
adults. Special services once a
month for seniors (Prime Time) and
Ladies ministries. If you need any
more information, call 453-4851.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake
Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning
worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv-
ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7
p.m. Classes for adult children and
youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim
Taylor.


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


move the church from being The
"Great Commission and Great
Commandment" -Church -
Wednesday Bible study, prayer
and praise time starts at 7 p.m.
Pastor George will continue teach-
ing a study of the book of Ezekiel.
The church is at the corner of
_ Washington and Kemper avenues
in Placid- Lake-For information,--
call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon
Monday through Thursday or go to
the Web site at www.placidlakes.
org.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING Pastor Ronald De
Genaro Jr. will bring the message
"What Gift do You Bring to a
King?" with Scripture from
Matthew on Sunday. The Pastor's
Bible Study will resume at 2 p.m.
Tuesday with focus on John's
Gospel. The Wednesday evening
Life Connections will resume at
5:30 p.m. Jan. 7.
St. John is sponsoring "high tea"
at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the
Sebring Lakeside Golf Resort in
honor of Jayne Jaudon Ferrer,
author and radio and TV personali-
ty. She preaches "the gospel of
good mothers, good manners, and


good books" to groups all over the
country.
Ferrer is in Sebring visiting her
brother and sister-in-law, Roger
and Dorothy Jaudon.
The cost for the tea is $10.
Tickets are available in the church
office. Call 382-1736 to reserve
your ticket.
--Space is limited, please RSVP-
by Friday, Jan. 9.

Sebring Church
of the Brethren
SEBRING During the Sunday
worship service Pastor Keith
Simmons will preach "Do All For
Christ." The Scripture will be from
Colossians 3:15-17.
At 9 a.m. Sunday school will be
led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and
will meet in the Fidelis Room.
They will be studying "Justice For
All Nations." They will also be
looking at Isaiah 42:1-9.

Southside Baptist Church

SEBRING In the worship
service Sunday the Rev. David
Altman will speak on "Mountain
Moving Faith," from the Matthew
a Royal Gospel series.

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Children's church and a nurs-
ery are available. The Lord's
Supper will be observed in the
6:30 p.m. worship service and
the pastor will speak on "The
Names of Jesus."
The church is at 379 S.
Commerce Ave. For information,
call 385-0752 or visit www.
southsidebaptistsebring.com.

The Way Church
SEBRING Pastor Reinhold
Buxbaum's message is" It's
God's Money Part I."
At 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11
there will be the Ordination
Service for Chris Ogden. .
The church is at 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive. The office
phone is 471-6140.
Church information and the
pastor's messages can be viewed
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PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

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


GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* Spirit of Life Ministries
International, an interdenomina-
tional full-gospel ministry, 4011
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, across
from the Sebring Diner and behind
Sonshine Medical and Surgical
Supplies. Pastors, Jim and Helen
Todd. Phone: 382-2143. Sunday
service, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Thrift shop
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
M6nday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday. Clean, usable dona-
tions accepted for thrift shop. Visit
our Web site:
wwwspiritofflfelntlorg. "Where the
future is as bright as the promises
of God."
* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or. 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and 'worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es- held on Nov. 7, 21 and 28 at
7:30 p.m. All are welcomel Torah
Study at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29.
Havdalah services and dinner at 6
p.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29; Silent auc-
tion/Past Presidents Gala at 1 p.m.'
Nov. 2. Open to anyone who cares


to attend. Summer hours may vary.
For' further information, call the
Temple office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview
Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
- with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
c h r i s t
lutheranavonpark. org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Youth group meets at 6
p.mn. Sunday. Communion is
served the first and third and fifth
Sunday of the month. Sunday wor-
ship:service is broadcast on WITS
1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday.
Educational opportunities include
weekly adult Bible studies. Special
worship services are on
Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve,
.New Year's. Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during
Advent and Lent. Faith's Closet
Resale Shop is open to the com-
munity from '10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. ~ Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutherarn Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 .E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John' C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sundays; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good. Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
"Ladies Missionary League, Ladies


Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:.
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
'tor.
Visit us online at: www vchurches.
com/1rinity/utheranlp


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,-
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Berigtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
. Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible
studies, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church, waiting for your
visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County 'Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
9195, l/ndadown/ng@hotmail.comrn.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing @hotmal.comn. Web site is
www. christiantrainingministries.net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (ASL),
11'30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace
Bible Academy Adult Investigating
Truth; first and third Tuesday,
Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;
Wednesday, Children's & Youth
Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday,
8:30 p.m., College Ministry.
w w w G B C c o n
nected org
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. "Web site: highlandscommu-
nitycom e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunity.comrn
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon'Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio Biblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de mila-
gros y sanidad, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible service and
prayer, 7:30 p.m. Miercoles estudio
Biblico y oracion, 7:30 p.m. Come
visit us and experience the power
of the word of Jesus Christ in salva-
tion, deliverance, miracle and heal-
ing. It is bilingual. Pastor Candi,
Garcia, 471-6893.
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.


Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner.
Sunday worship, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday Youth Cultural Arts
Ministry, 5:30 p.m.; Youth Bible
Study, 7 p.m.; and Adult Bible
Study, 7 p.m. Holy Communion is
first Sunday of each month. Youth
ministry is fourth Sunday. Women's
Ministry is fifth Sunday. "Where
.there is no vision my people per-
ish."
i The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9
a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The
Way is a church family who gathers
for contemporary worship, teaching
of God's Word, prayer and fellow-
ship: Come early and stay after for
fellowship time. Child care and chil-
dren's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotmail.com. Web site:
www. TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30.a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, i9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and Women's
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,
9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch,
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth
Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP 118 North Oak Ave., Lake
Placid, 465-2742. E-mail:
fpc/p@earthlink.net The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.
Drew Severance,.associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary
worship is at 10:45 a.m. in
Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;
while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship
service to help them grow in their
spiritual knowledge.


* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. 'the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of -the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m.. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;
e-mail, springlakepc@embarq-
inal. corn, Web site,
http./s/pc.presbychurch. org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School
- 9:00 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. Bumett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45
a.n.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;
Loving nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. Bible fellowship
class 6:00 p.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies,
book studies and Christian fellow-
ship. We are a congregation that
want to know Christ and make Him
known. Call the church office at
465-2422 or check out our church
Web site at
wwwmemora/umc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev.
Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Life Connections
meets at 5:30 p.m. each
Wednesday in the fellowship hall
from September to May for dinner
and age appropriate studies.
Nursery provided for .all services.
Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-
bring.org
M Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane,
(Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship serv-
ice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Church office phone:
655-0040.


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS UNITED CHURCH


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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


OF CHRIST

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


UNION
CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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


VINEYARD

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


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