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Highlands Independent Bank's


downtown branch robbed Friday


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.comn
SEBRING The Sebring Police
Department was dispatched' at 5:44 p.m.
Friday to a bank robbery at Highlands
Independent Bank at 205 W. Center Ave.
The downtown bank lobby is open on
Fridays until 6 p.m., and just before closing,
a robber entered the bank with a leather or
canvas bag and informed the teller that he
was carrying an explosive device.


According to a police report, no other
weapons were seen and according to Lt.
Kenny Johnson of the Highlands County
Sheriff's Department, it is unknown is the
suspect is armed.
SPD Lt. Greg Barlaug described the sus-
pect as a black male, tall, dressed in all
black.
The suspect was wearin- '--'- -'oves, a
Continued on p


What people see coming


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Ask local leaders
what they see as the primary issue
in 2009 and the overwhelming
response is the economy. Following
that are concerns regarding citizen
involvement, especially among
minority groups, and worry that
people already struggling will be
hit harder and have fewer places to
turn.
Pat Hogan, director of the local
Democratic Party, said, "The econ-
omy will probably be the driving
force in the nation, down through
the county and city governments.
"There have been some decisions
over the past years regarding tax


In addition to
economy, leaders
also worried about
citizen involvement

relief, that we might have forgone
because, they have put us in a bad
position. And the state, by passing
down financial responsibilities to
local governments, has made' that
worse."
Justine Devlin, chairwoman of
the local Republican Party, agrees
in a way.
"We kind of got caught up in the
moment (spending what we didn't


have)," she.said, "and we need to
get back on track: To be conserva-
tive, frugal and caring."
However, both these individuals
also share a strain of optimism.
Devlin, whose first grandchild is
about to be married, wanted to
remind people that life in itself is a
great gift, one to be treasured and
enjoyed.
Hogan drew on history. "We are
a great country," he said, "and
we've always worked our way out
(of problems) in the past. We will
do it again."
He saidthat the individual presi-
dent isn't usually as important as
Continued on page 8A


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Volume 90/Number 2 I 75 cents


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
John Shoop, president of Highlands Independent Bank, con-
fers with law enforcement officers and bank employees late
Friday evening shortly after the downtown Sebring branch was
robbed.


Minimum

wage going

up this year

But 'it's still not enough
to be self-sufficient
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldrilge @ newssun.comi
SEBRING Those working for
minimum wage will see a little extra
in their paychecks this year, but will
still be short of what is needed for
self-sufficiency in Highlands County.
Under an amendment to the state
Constitution passed by voters in 2004,.
the state's Agency -for Workforce
Innovation (AWI) calculates the new
minimum wage each year.
Based on the federal .Consumer
Price Index for urban wage earners
and clerical workers, the minimum
wage will go from $6.79 to $7.21 an
hour, a 6:2 percent increase.
That's a raise for nearly 900,000
Floridians and turns out to be about an
extra $17 for a 40-hour work week or
$884 for the entire new year.
The minimum wage will go up
again in July, when the federal mini-
mum wage is increased to $7.25 an
hour.
Florida employers must pay the
higher of the state or federal mini-
mum wage so the state's minimum
wage will prevail over the federal rate
until then.
But according to the Workforce
Agency, that's a far cry from the
$11.55 hourly wage needed for a sin-
gle individual to be considered self-
sufficient in Highlands County.
Numbers released in November
2008 by the agency set the self-suffi-
ciency rate based on the average costs
of housing, utilities, and food prices
countywide.
Employers must pay their employ-
ees the hourly state minimum wage
for all hours worked in Florida.
Employers of "tipped employees"
Continued on page 8A


Wright busy with Cool-era mischief. THEY


New county administrator busy from first day on job


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING Michael Wright, who
took over the position pf county admin-
istrator June 2, found himself busy with
backlogged issues from his predeces-
sor.
Carl Cool was the county administra-
tor for 17 years, retiring May 31 after
serving the county a fotal of 30 years.
Auditors from the Clerk of Courts
kept the county administrators busy
with problems of fuel theft and abuse of
a county instant messaging program.
As the price of gasoline shot up to
over $4 a gallon, the auditors acted on
an anonymous tip they received March


25, alleging theft of county fuel.
Mary Wilson, director of compliance
and internal audit, said the tipster told
her the suspect ,was
pulling up to the pump
with a gas can in the
back of their work
truck and filling it.
Wilson and auditor
Tasha Morgan docu-
mented nine instances .
of suspicious activity Wright
committed by five people in five days
when they conducted surveillance of a
county operated pump in July.
The fuel that went unaccounted for
during the fiscal year 2006-2007 was


valued at $100,000, according to an
Oct. 5, 2007 letter to Cool from the
Clerks accounts receivable/payable
office.
After Wilson and Morgan conducted
video surveillance of the alleged fuel
thefts, they contacted the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office.
The HCSO criminal investigation
began June 30, eventually notifying
Wright.
In early August Wright gave staff the
opportunity to come clean by accepting
punishment of three days suspension
and restitution of stolen gas in exchange
for their voluntary confession.
The amnesty program only applied to


those employees who hadn't already
been investigated by law enforcement.
One person, Parks and Recreation
grounds keeper Larry Howard, took
advantage of the opportunity. He paid
$37.70 in restitution for stolen fuel on
Aug. 7.
Howard, who had been with the
county for about five years, served his
suspension Aug. I1-13, without pay.
Code Enforcement Officer Thomas
"Tommy" Turnbull, employed with the
county for 20 years, announced his res-
ignation Aug. 7. He did not state in writ-
ing why he resigned.

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Highlands hospitals now have to provide estimates

State's Consumer's Right to Information Act went into effect Jan. 1


By ED BALDRIDGE
edJbaldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING A new bill signed into law by
Governor Charlie Christ in May 2008 went
into effect on New Year's Day and will
improve the consumer protection for hospital
patients, including those in Highlands County.
Deemed "The Health Care Consumer's
Right to Information Act," the purpose of the
bill is to provide health care consumers with
reliable and understandable information about
facility charges to assist consumers in making
informed decisions about health care.
Senate Bill 1488, written by Sen. Charlie
Dean (R-Invernesss) requires facilities to give
uninsured patients a a good-faith estimate of
anticipated charges for non-emergency proce-
dures.
Additionally, it requires all health care


Thefts not
uncommon
in Highlands
Homes
subdivision

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING -
Residents of the
Highlands Homes subdi-
vision welcomed the new
year only to wake up with
a missing car .stereo and
other items from their
vehicles.
Due to jurisdiction
lines the Sebring Police
Department and the
Highlands County
Sheriff's Office were
both in the area in
response to theft com-
plaints, said SPD Sgt.
Greg Barlaug. p
"I'm the block captain
of the criie wti so I go
to the rnmtings *every
month," said Chad
DuBose, a New Year's
Day victim who lives in
the area. "They are hit-
ting all over within
.blocks of me. We have
been lucky they haven't
gotten to my end of the
street yet-until now."
He said officers told
him about~bur other bur-
glaries in' ,ithe area.
Barlaug remembered the
incidents but couldn't
recall how many.
The car stereo and mis-
cellaneous items were
stolen from DuBose's
girlfriend's car.
"They must 'have used
some good size metal
shears," he said, describ-
ing the method used to rip
the radio out of the dash.
"They actually cut :the
antenna wire too and
that's not easily done.
That's pretty thick."
Burglaries are not
uncommon in the area of
the Highlands Homes
subdivision.
Someone brings a map
to the monthly neighbor-
hood watch meetings,
marked with. each crime
by geographic location.
"They are tying real
hard, I thinki'they have'
some people they are
watching," he said about-
the SPD. "It's just gotten
real bad in this general
area."
Across U.S. 27, resi.-
dents of the Harder Hall
area have repeatedly fall-
en victim to "car fishing,"
a different technique
where would-be thieves
check cars to see if their
doors are unlocked.
They take miscella-
neous items, from loose
change to mp3 players,
and then head to the next
car, unlike the recent
crimes in the Highlands
Homes area, where the
suspects cut a radio out of
the dash.

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NEWS-'SUN


facilities to provide a copy of the available
charity-care polices and a list of possible
charity programs the patient is eligible for,
and any discounts that could apply.
Specifically stated, the estimate has to be in
writing and "in a language comprehensible to
an ordinary lay person" and has to be provid-
ed within seven days of determining the need
for the procedure.
The new law also requires the Agency for
Health Care Administration to compile data
on the undiscounted .costs of common proce-
dures and diagnostic treatments posting at
least 150 inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and
preventive services for consumers to compare.
According to the Florida Agency for Health
Care Administration (AHCA), up to July of
2008, Florida Hospital served 10,493 patients
overall and average charges ranged from


$7,669 to $25,646 with an average stay of 4.0
days.
Highlands Regional Medical Center
served 5,830 patients over the same
time period, and charges ranged from
$8,783 on the low side to $30,299
on the high end with an average
.stay of 4.4'days.
The Lake Placid branch of
Florida Hospital served
2,025 patients and care
ranged from a low of
$12,633 up to $31,194
with an average of 4.7
days of stay. Failure to
provide the estimate
can result in a
$500 fine for /
each instance. / A'


News-Sun file photo
Sarah Adelt was elevated from interim Avon Park City Manager to the permanent post on
April.28.

Adelt had eventful first months

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By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Sarah
Adelt, who was acting as
interim city manager for
Avon Park from. February
2008, was given the nod by
council on April 28.
All five members of the
city voted to. install Adelt as
manager with only Al Joe
Hinson expressing any. reser-
vations, and those were
mostly due to the city not
advertising the position.
To most it was clear from
the beginning that Adelt,
who had held the job down
on the interim basis after
C.B. Shirey asked to leave in
order to take over the
Executive Airport manage-
ment, held the confidence of
the council from the begin-
ning.
After it was made clear
that the city's charter allows


THE YEAR





for the hiring of a city man-
ager without an advertised
search and the approvqlof
three council members,eity
leaders decided Adelt; was
right for the job.
Councilman Joe Wright,
who made the motion to give
Adelt the job permanently,
said he had been very
impressed with the way she
had handled he search for a
new police chief. He added
that she had shown "a will-
ingness-to make tough deci-
sions in tight fiscal times."
Adelt took the job without
asking for a raise.
' Things began to turn tough


Man stabbed in New

Year's Eve scuffle


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID The,
anger of two men boiled over
before the ball dropped New
Year's Eve, resulting in one
man being permanently dis-
figured.
Alex Mercado Reyes, 18,
of Sebring, stabbed the vic-
tim with what was described
as a 10-inch folding pocket
knife, which brought the
men's "physical fist fight" to
an end, according to a report
by Highlands County
Sheriff's Office Deputy Elvin
Ancheta.


After pulling the knife
from his pocket, Reyes yelled
"I'll kill you," and stabbed

18-year old
Lake Placid
man, in the
chest, cheek
and forearm.
"Injuries
suffered by
Reyes the victim
could cause
disfigurement to (his) face,"
Ancheta said.
In a statement to officials,


Continued on page 8A


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for Adelt immediately as'
council looked to her to bring
budget cuts to the table as
predictions of revenue short-
falls began to hit.
Her first recommendation,
to keep county employees
from taking vehicles home,
stirred the pot, especially
among the police depart-
'ient.
t~Tl in the year, Adelt had
to deal with contractual con-
flicts with the firefighter's
union, procedural issues con-
cerning the CRA and the lack
of public hearings, and a
retiring fire chief, but still
held the confidence of the
council.
"She has 15 things to do
all the time," Councilman
George Hall said.
"Even if she gets one thing
wrong, she is still doing 14
things right," Hall added.


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PPD faced ups

Downs in 2008


By ED. BALDRIDGE T V A
ed.baldridge@newssun.com THE- YE A R
AVON PARK The
Avon Park Police
Department went through N REV EW
some ups and downs
throughout 2008, but ended side of the car struck the
the year with a tragic loss. deer as it ran acrc.ss.
A new police chief, Matt Doughney did not
Doughney, was brought on believe he could have
board in March 2008, but avoided the accident.
not without some contro- "It's not like I hit the
versy. deer; the deer hit me," he
It seems that Doughney : said.
used a Daytona Polie: incidentally, former
Department vehicle to Avon Park.. Police chief
come to the interview and 'Frank Mercurio had a vocal
hit a deer on the way back dispute over the mileage
while in Polk reports on some of
County. his officers' vehi-
Daytona Beach cles with the city
Police Chief Mike council before he
Chitwood said that was forced to
Doughney's March resign last yearn
24 drive violated But that's :not
the vehicle use pol- where the bad luck
icy in his contract, stopped i for
since it was not for Doughney Doughney, even
police business. He -' though he was
added that Doughney will given the.'job of police
have to pay restitution for chief for Avon Park, he'had
using the Chevolet. to soon deal with corrup-
"He could have used a tion within'his new depart-
little better common ment.
sense,"' Chitwood said with Adam Willis, 31, Wvas
a bit of agitation. "Why arrested on Nov. 19 during
would you be taking a city an undercover sting.
car to go for a job?":_ An undercover operation
Doughney, meanwhile. ,Mwith a vehicle made tiplok
Was willing to "make it like. it wwas abandoned' on
l.tright" and pay for the dat- thie side of the ''oad
ages and the use of th car. allegedly a- iught Willis
"I'm willing to take stealing money from the
responsibility for my car and not making any
actions," he said. attempts to locate the
"He admitted he was owner.
wrong about it," Chitwood When he was arrested,
said. he still had $40 of fthe
According to Doughney, marked bills in his pocket,
the deer ran across two arrest reports said.
lanes of traffic while he Alberto Perez, 33, who
was traveling north along has been an officer with the
U.S. 27 near County Road Avon ,Park Police
63.0, southwest of Department since July
Frostproof. The driver's
Continued on page 8A


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun Sunday, January 4, 2009


Sliding into some old memories


I've been spending a lot of
time lately looking at old
slides.
The reason I've. been walk-
ing down memory lane
requires some explanation.
As often happens with fami-
lies, different things wound
up with different people. My
older sister has some of my
mother's furniture. My
younger sister has a lot of
family records. My brother
also has some of those.
Me? I got the family
slides. My father took a num-
ber of pictures over the years,
and they were put on slides. I
can remember many times
my brother and sisters would
sit on the floor while my dad
showed them.
My dad also gave me the
projector and screen, though
we don't know if the projec-
tor works after all this time.
I haven't been brave enough
to test it.
But I did worry about the
slides. They are very old -
some of them 50 years old
and more. It concerned me
that they might fade away,
and this part of my family
history would disappear for
all time.
After doing some research,
I decided to have the slides
scanned and the images put
on. CD's. That gave me the
idea to make copies of the
CD's and send them to my
family, so that all of us could
enjoy them.
Great idea, right? Well, I
learned that finding someone
who would scan hundreds of
slides onto CD's for a price I


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Laura Ware
was willing to pay wasn't
easy. Plus, it would mean
surrendering the slides to
someone else, and if they
were lost or damaged, oh
well.
I convinced Don to let me
purchase a printer capable of
scanning slides, vowing to do
the job myself. After figuring
out how it all worked, I've
managed to start the process
of converting the slides to
pictures.
It's slow work. For one
thing, I can only scan four
slides at a time. Then I try to
clean them up some.
Remember I said they were
old? The colors sometimes
look funny. Sometimes
they're pretty dark and need
to be lightened. Sometimes
I've put the slide in back-
wards or sideways.
Some of the slides are
dark; either they were one of
my dad's "pops" shots or per-
haps the age of the slide
doomed it. In any case, it
takes time. I'm not finished
yet; my hope is to finish the
project later this month.
You might think it's
tedious. But it isn't. Because
the slides evoke deep memo-
ries for me memories of
childhood that bring about a
warm feeling.
There's several pictures of
me in a striped shirt, my long
darker-than-now hair pulled
back in a ponytail. I may still


have the shirt tucked into a
drawer somewhere one of
the few pieces of clothing left
over from childhood.
My brother Carl as a child,
looking startlingly like John.
One of my favorite pictures
is of Carl sleeping on a couch
at my grandparents' place in
upstate New York, his head
pillowed on their Dalmatian,
Candy. In the picture, the
dog's eyes are open; she was
awake while my brother rest-
ed and would not move until
he woke up.
Knowing I was going to
miss the Christmas deadline,
I picked one picture the
four of us sitting on a stair-
way, very young, during the
Christmas season. We had
colds that year, so we proba-
bly don't look our best.
I was on the phone with
my younger sister Anita
when I was sending them and
asked her to check her e-
mail.
Her response told me it
was a well-chosen gift. She
thanked me over and over.
Her reaction was in itself a
present to me.
And looking at these pic-
tures again after so many
years has been a gift in and
of itself. If you haven't done
so recently, take time to look
at your old pictures. The
memories will warm you like
a blanket on a cold day.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. She can be contacted by
e-mail at bookwormlady@
embarqmail.com


TODAY'S LETTERS


CRA needs to
stay in Avon Park
Editor:
Deputy Mayor George Hall's com-
ments on the Community
Redevelopment Agency have some
merit, but we still need to keep the
CRA in Avon Park; they are established
to fight blight in certain areas. The best
move to make is to separate the CRA
board from the city council members.
Having the council act as the CRA
board is not in the best interest of the
citizens. The council looks at decisions
in a different perceptive than a normal
CRA board would look at them, that's
why the CRA concept was established
and can be very successful.
There are a couple of options, either
have members from advisory commit-
tees form the board or keep the adviso-
ry committee and establish a separate
CRA board of additional citizens. I will
be the first one to volunteer for the ne.w
CRA board; this means we only need to
get four more citizens.
The second step after establishing a
new CRA board is having board mem-
bers trained (at a minimum, the chair-
man and co-chairman). The board is at
a disadvantage on relying on city
employees to inform them how to oper-
ate; the city employees might provide
selective information, which doesn't
help the members make good decisions,
plus as you can see from past articles
the city employees are not properly
trained in CRA responsibilities. I
thought it interesting that comments
were made about money decisions
should only be made by elected offi-
cials, I got a good laugh. when I saw
this statement. Most of the time council
members are elected on name recogni-
tion and not for their experience and
background. Many citizens work proj-
ects and financial decisions on a daily
and weekly basis.
Now let's talk about some other
items that need to be looked at as the
Avon Park budget is being looked at.
The city council needs to make some
hard decisions, even if they -are not
popular.
The first one to make is either get rid
of the airport or establish the airport as
an "Airport Authority." Most likely the
airport will never make money, but
there could be some benefits to it, but
it should not be treated as normal city
property. It needs to operate as its own
entity, which includes all legal and
financial responsibilities. Since the air-
port now has an airport manager, this is
the best time to establish an "Airport
Authority."
If this direction is not wanted, then
we need to look at selling the airport.
I have recently seen other cities talk-
ing to the FAA about this. The first step
that needs to be completed is to carve
out certain city property (i.e. ball
fields) and the second step is to elimi-
nate the CRA concept for this area, but


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capitalize on the'enterprise zone. The
third and maybe the most important
step is to ensure that the classic caladi-
um building becomes the responsibility
of the "Airport Authority" and not the
city because it's a drain on city
finances.
The city council also needs to start
pushing the county to establish county-
wide fire services to manage all fire
departments, which will save money by
sharing costs throughout the county.
This action does not lose jobs; it is
smart management.
Finally, because of the possible stim-
ulus plan with the new incoming presi-
dent, the council needs to direct the
city manager on establishing a wish
list, if they have not done so. This list
should include refurbish or repair city
buildings, upgrades to public works
projects (lift stations, water plant,
streets, sidewalks, etc.) and don't forget
railroad crossings. This list needs to be
completed immediately including cost
estimates. Even if we don't get all proj-
ects, it will be important as a planning
and budget guide.
I would like to close with saying
Highlands County is basically blessed
with good county and city government
entities, but there is still a lot of
improvements that can be made and
now is the time for elected officials to
become "shakers and movers" in mak-
ing changes in the year 2009. The
world is a changing environment and
'changes to government practices needs
to be always evolving. Roll up your
sleeves and make good decisions for
our citizens.
Ed Dickerson
Avon Park

Without jobs there
can be no recovery
Editor:
"The Big Lie," free trade. North
American Free Trade Agreement and
the sweetheart deal given to China and
India must be canceled, otherwise the
American worker and the financial sta-
bility of this nation will never recover.


China's population is about six times
the population of the United States, as
is India's. The wage scale in both
China and India is almost that of a
"shoeshine boy."
The different wage scale in past his-
tory has required "tariffs" so as not to
destroy the economy of "all" nations.
"Tariff' is not a dirty word; it has been
used to correct disparities in wages for
thousands of years.
Outsourcing, to the point of where
we produce nothing is outrageous.
America must re-build its industrial
base, heavy industry and all from the
ground up. To agree to rebuild our
infrastructure and not our industrial
base is sheer folly. This rebuilding
must be done only with "American
products," not foreign.
Our industrial base allowed America
to win World War II. We have no
industrial base today. The security of
our nation demands this rebuilding. We
are now at the mercy of foreign power.
This cannot stand. The American work-
er must demand this new administra-
tion cancel the trade deal with China
and India and cancel NAFTA as its first
order of business.
Bail-outs cannot solve what our lead-
ership has done to the American work-
er, starting with the ending of World
War II. Lopsided trade deals to appease
the greedy of the few has turned the
financial world upside down. This
problem is not only America's problem,
but is worldwide. The European
Common Market and the creating of
global industries, pitting workers
worldwide against each other has
opened up a Pandora's Box. It can and
is creating social unrest worldwide.
Our ports, nationwide, are busting at
the seams with products from all over
the world, entering our nation, "duty
free," from nations whose wage scale is
lower than a "shoeshine boy." This is
why you have no job or if you are
lucky enough to have a job, it does not
keep you in your home.
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring


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Bryan is guest
speaker at Jan. 14
Lake Placid
chamber luncheon
LAKE PLACID The
Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon will
be held on Wednesday, Jan.
14. Dr. Derrel Bryan, princi-
pal of Lake
Placid Middle
School and
guest speaker,
will address
the severe
budget crisis
that the
school sys- Bryan
tem is in.
The noon luncheon will be
held at the Lake Placid Elks
Lodge. Cost is $8 per per-
son. Confirm reservations by
calling the chamber at 465-
4331 or e-mail
chamber@lpfla.com no later
than Monday, Jan. 12. A
sandwich and soup buffet
will be offered.

Bluegrass Travelers
perform today
SEBRING The
Bluegrass Travelers will per-
form at 2 p.m. today at the
Sebring Recreation Club,
333 Pomegranate Ave.
(behind the Sebring Police
Station).
For details, call 385-2966.

SAL meets Monday
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park Sons of the
American Legion will meet
at 6 p.,m. Monday.
For details, call 453-5553.

Food and music find
way to VFW 4300
SEBRING The
Veterans of Foreign Wars


News-Sun Sunday,


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Post 4300 will host the fol-
lowing events:
* Today Spaghetti dinner
served from 5-7 p.m. for $5
donation. Bill and Di
Karaoke from 5-8 p.m.
* Monday Shrimp night
served from 5-7 p.m., peel
and eat or fried.
* Tuesday Wings and
sliders served from 5-7 p.m.
Music by Frank "E" from 6-
9 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

Elks conduct BPOE
investigation on
Tuesday
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge will
host the following .events:
* Today Country-style
breakfast will be served
from 8-11:30 a.m. for $6.
* Monday Live music
from 4-7 p.m. Burgers and
grilled chicken breast sand-
wiches served from 5-7 p.m.
* Tuesday BPOE investi-
gation at 7 p.m. Ladies
meeting at 7 p.m.
For details, call 465-2661.

Fireman plays at
Moose lodge today
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host music by
Fireman from 3:30-7:30
today. Food will be served at
4 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

DAR learns more
about wills, estates
AVON PARK The
Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet at 1:30
p.m. Monday at Church of
the Redeemer'on U.S. 27,
south of Avon Park across
from Wells Motor Co.
Bucky Bishop; attorney,
will present the program on
wills and estate planning. All


are welcome.

LULAC meets
Monday
AVON PARK League
of United Latin American
Citizens will hold its month-
ly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday
at the Heartland National
Bank (conference room), 800
W. Main St.
There will special guests
general counsel Mike
Durham, Highlands County
Sheriff's Capt. Randy
Labelle, and Avon Park
Police Chief Matt Doughney.

Orange Blossom
tournament comes
to Sebring
SEBRING The Sebring
Recreation Club will host
the state shuffleboard tour-
nament, the Orange
Blossom, Pro/Men's/Ladies
Doubles at 9 a.m. Monday
and Tuesday.
For details, call 385-2966.

VFW Ladies
Auxiliary meets
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 Ladies Auxiliary
in Lake Placid will meet at
10 a.m. Tuesday.
For details, call 699-5444.

Women of the Moose
meets Monday
SEBRING -,The Sebring
Moose Lodge 22"59 will host
the following events:
Monday Women of the
Moose Committee meeting
at 7 p.m. Texas Hold'emr
from 7-10 pim.
* Tuesday Soft tacos and
burritos will be served from
5-7 p.m. Euchre is played at
6:30 p.m. Pool is at 7 p.m.
(all month long).
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Battery leads to felony drug charge


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newsjun.com
LAKE PLACID A bat-
tery case ended with addi-
tional charges on Thursday,
including second degree
felony cocaine possession.
Antonio Sanchez, 24, who
was eventually found with "a
strong odor of a alcoholic
beverage on his breath," hit a
woman and then set her
clothing on fire, according to
a report by Eddie San Miguel
of the Lake Placid Police
Department.
When he contacted the vic-
tim and her mother they told
San Miguel that Sanchez had
fled on foot, heading north on
Main 'Street.
San Miguel located the


allegedly intoxicated man,
who ignored requests in both
English and Spanish to stop.
I When Sanchez started to
reach for his right pocket,
San Miguel pulled out his
Taser and "warned the defen-
dant to stop or he would be
Tased."
Sanchez eventually
removed his hand from his
pocket and San Miguel
approached him and "escort-
ed" him to the ground.
In Sanchez's right pocket
San Miguel allegedly found a
pill bottle containing a white
powdery substance suspected
to be powder cocaine and 30
assorted pieces of suspected
crack cocaine.
The suspected powder and


crack cocaine tested positive
in a field test.
San Miguel estimated the
assorted pieces of crack,
weighing 2.4 grams, had a
street value of $500.
The powder cocaine,
weighing 6 grams, had "a
street value of $300 if sold in
this manner," he said.
Sanchez's bond was set at
$25,000 on charges of bat-
tery, resisting arrest, and pos-
session of cocaine with intent
to sell.
He remained in the
Highlands County jail.


OBITUARIES


Herbert Gossett
Herbert Neil
Gossett, 98, of
Avon Park died ....
Born in Hepburn,
Iowa, he moved to Avon Park
in 1977.. He served in th'e
U.S. Army during World War
II and received an honorable
discharge. He and his wife
managed the Isis Shores
Motel during their first year
in Avon Park. He is a member
of First United Methodist
Church of Avon Park.
He is survived by his
beloved wife of 70 years,
Louise; children William,
Judith and James; and three
grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to First
United Methodist Church in
Avon Park.
Funeral services were held
Jan. 3 in First United
Methodist Church with Rev.
Gary Pendrak officiating.
Entombment followed at
Lakeview Memorial
Gardens. Funeral arrange-
ments were entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park.

David Grodowsky
David George Grodowsky,
79, of Sebring died Jan. 1,
2009. Born in Glen Ridge,
N.J., he moved to Florida in
1991. In New York, he devel-
oped a vocational program at


SUNY Delhi for students to
be able to receive their certi-
fication in plumbing, heating,
and pipefitting. He was an
active member of the Gideon
International Association and
a board member at the Main
Street Baptist Church in
Oneonta, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife,
Anne; children, Phyllis, Fred
and Nancy; a sister, Diane;
and three grandchildren.
A funeral service will be.
held in Oneonta, N.Y. at the
Bookhout Funeral Home in
the spring. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to
the Gideons. Arrangements
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral' Home,
Sebring.

Arthur Moody
Arthur David
"Bill" Moody, 77,
of Lake Placid
died Dec. 28,
2008. Born in Parkin, Ark.,
he was an electrician and a
Protestant. He served in the
U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife,
Faye; sons; Dave and
Thomas; daughter; Treasa
Bowling; brothers, James
Elliott and Troy Elliott; six
grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
Services were at Chandler
Funeral Home Chapel, Lake
Placid, with Pastor Joe
Brooks of the. Church of God


of Lake Placid presiding.
Interment followed at Oak
Hill Cemetery.

Merrilee Revenaugh
Merrilee Revenaugh, 64,
of Avon Park died Jan. 1,
2009. Born in Lansing,
-Mich., she moved to Avon
Park in 1980. She was active
with Arc.
She is survived by her sis-
ter, Sandra Cayan,
Visitation will be from 2-4
p.m, Monday at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring. Graveside services
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 6 at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, with. the Rev.
George Hall officiating.
Memorial contributions may
be made in her memory to
Arc.

Irene Roach
Irene Rosemarie Roach,
82, of Lake Placid died Dec.
29, 2008. Born in Montreal,
P.Q., Canada, she retired
from The Miami Herald as a
computer operator in 1980.
Survivors include her
daughters, Laurel Derbonne,
Michelle Gonzales, and
Marlene Roach; two grand-
sons and two great-grand-
sons.
Services will be held at a
later date. Arrangements are
being handled by the Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring.


Breakfasts and lunches being served in the
Highlands County Sdhool District for the
upcoming week of January 5-9 include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday No school.
Tuesday
Breakfast Breakfast sandwich, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted "juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on btin, cheeseburger,
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun,
Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwich,
country fried steak, dinner roll, chef salad,
crispy chicken salad, ham and cheese sub, dill
stack, tossed salad, .green beans, mashed
potatoes, potato ,chips, pepper gravy, string
cheese, apple extreme fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juices, fruit cocktail cup, cut
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty cheese roll-ups, hash
brown patty, assorted cereals, cinnamon toast,
assorted juices, fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun, cheeseburger,
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, hot and spicy chicken sand-
wich, Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly
sandwich, chicken egg roll, vegetable fried
rice, chef salad, southwestern chicken salad,
hoagie sub, broccoli, carrots and dip, dill
stack, string cheese, french fries, assorted
fresh fruit, extreme fruit-lime, assorted
juices, applesauce, chocolate pudding, choice
of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown
patty, zesty cheese rolls, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted juices, assorted fresh
fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun, cheeseburger,
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun,
Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwich,
beef enchiladas, yellow rice, salsa, chef salad,
crispy chicken Caesar, ham and cheese sub,
dill stack, augratin potatoes, potato chips,
corn cobbettes, tossed salad, string cheese,
assorted juices, apple extreme fruit, assorted
fresh fruit, fruit cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage biscuit, assorted
cereals, string cheese, assorted fresh fruit,
assorted juices, choice of milk.


Lunch -, Burger on bun, cheeseburger;
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun;'
Uncrustable peanut butter and,jelly sandwich,
chicken nuggets, dinner roll, chef salad,
crispy chicken salad, turkey and cheese sub,
dill stack, carrots and dip, string cheese,
french fries, green beans, diced peaches,
assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, cherry
extreme fruit, sweet potato cake, choice of
milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Monday No school.
Tuesday
Breakfast Breakfast sandwich, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of milk. Breakfast
on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun, cheeseburger,
chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham and cheese
sub, chef salad, crispy chicken salad, country
fried steak, dinner roll, dill stack, mashed
potatoes, pepper gravy, carrots and dip, green
beans, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, cut
fresh fruit, fruit cocktail cup, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty cheesy roll-ups, hash
brown patty, assorted cereal, cinnamon toast,
assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Assorted cereal
bars, assorted juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun, cheeseburger, hot
and spicy chicken sandwich, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, southwestern chicken
salad, chicken eggroll, vegetable fried rice,
dill stack, baked french fries, broccoli, string
cheese, assorted fresh fruit, applesauce,


chocolate pudding, assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast pizza, zesty cheese
rolls, hash brown patty, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted juices, assorted fresh
fruit, choice of milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted- juices, choice of
milk.
Lunch Burger on bun, cheeseburger,
chicken patty on bun, ham and cheese sub,
chef salad, chicken Caesar salad, beef enchi-
ladas, yellow rice, salsa, dill stack, corn cob-
bettes, carrots and dip, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, fruit cocktail cup, cut fresh
fruit, choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage biscuit, assorted
cereals, string cheese, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk. Breakfast on
the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun, cheeseburger,
chicken tenders, dinner roll, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy chicken salad,
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, sliced turkey sandwich, dill
stack, tossed salad, carrots and dip, potato
chips, string cheese, assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, diced peaches, Carnival Chip
cookie, choice of milk.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Monday No school.
Tuesday
Breakfast Breakfast sandwich, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast, banana, chilled fruit
juices, choice of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Fruity Cheerios cereal, string
cheese, apple juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, sliced
turkey sandwich, penne pasta with pepperoni,
garlic breadstick, broccoli with cheese, apple-
sauce, chilled fruit juices, cinnamon bears,
choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty cheese roll-ups, hash
brown patty, assorted cereals, cinnamon toast,
mandarin oranges, chilled fruit juices, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Egg and
cheese biscuit, strawberry banana up yogurt,
honey bear crackers, banana, chocolate milk.
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, sliced
turkey sandwich, turkey and cheese hoagie,


Goldfish crackers, corn, chilled fruit juices,
peach cup, cocoa clodhoppers, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast pizza, zesty cheese
rolls, hash brown patty, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, chilled fruit juices, pineapple
cup, choice of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Strawberry banana up yogurt,
honey bear crackers, egg and cheese biscuit,
grape juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, ham chef salad, sliced turkey
sandwich, sloppy joe on bun, augratin pota-
toes, carrots and dip, glazed cinnamon roll,
chilled fruit juices, choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage biscuit, .assorted
cereals, string cheese, chilled fruit juices,
fresh Florida oranges, choice of milk.
Breakfast in the Classroom: French Toast
Crisp Strip, string cheese, sausage biscuit,
.apple, chocolate milk.
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, sliced
turkey sandwich, chicken eggroll, tartar
sauce, vegetable fried rice, black beans,
tossed salad, chocolate pudding, chilled fruit
juices, choice of milk.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday No school.
Tuesday
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, penne pasta with pepperoni,
garlic breadstick, broccoli with cheese, apple-
sauce, cinnamon bears, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, turkey and cheese hoagie,
Goldfish crackers, light mayonnaise, fruit
cocktail cup, cocoa clodhoppers, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, sloppy joe on bun, augratin
potatoes, carrots and dip, glazed cinnamon
roll, choice of milk.
Friday
Lunch Uncrustable peanut butter and
cheese sandwich, chicken eggroll, vegetable
fried rice, black beans, chocolate pudding,
choice of milk.


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Revised road closure
SEBRING A portion of
Kenilworth Boulevard (from
Persimmon Avenue to
Highlands Avenue/Sebring
Parkway) will remain closed
until the end of business day
Monday, due to the widen-
ing/reconstruction of
Kenilworth Boulevard.
Detour routes will be posted.
Businesses within the closed
portion of Kenilworth
Boulevard will'be accessible
at all times during recon-
struction.
For further information,
contact the Highlands
County Engineering
Department at 402-6877.

WSVFD logs calls
SEBRING The West
Sebring Volunteer Fire


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HIGHLANDS

in brief
Department Inc. calls for
November 2008 included 11
fires, 20 rescue/EMS, three
hazardous conditions, one
service call, 11 good intent
calls and four false alarms.
There were a total of 50.
calls.
Call 471-5344 to learn
more about the department.


Man stabbed in scuffle


Continued from page 2A
Reyes allegedly admitted to
stabbing the victim while
yelling, "you will remember
me."
He then reportedly threw
the knife into a sandy lot
behind the home, where it
was recovered by the HCSO.
A witness to the fight did-
n't see the stabbing, but said
he saw the two men fighting.


He then helped the victim
back to his residence and
took him to the hospital for
medical treatment.
The victim identified
Reyes as his assailant when
transported back to the scene
by members of the HCSO.
Reyes remained in the
Highlands County Jail late
Friday, held on $50,000
bond.


Minimum wage increases


Continued from page 1A
who meet eligibility require-
ments for the tip credit under
the new wage hike, and must
count tips actually received
as wages.
However, the employer


must pay "tipped employees"
a direct wage.
The direct wage is calcu-
lated as equal to the mini-
mum wage ($7.21) minus the
2003 tip credit ($3.02), or a
direct hourly wage of $4.19
as of Jan. 1.


Highlands Independent Bank robbed


Continued from page 1A
cap, bandanna, and sunglass-
es.
The suspect left the bank
on foot, with an undisclosed
amount of cash.
The HCSO's K-9 unit was
dispatched, but after a short
track, failed to yield anything
further, Barlaug said.
No injuries were reported.


The bank branch was open
for business Saturday morn-
ing.
Around the country, police
agencies are reporting that
bank robberies are on the
rise.
Banks in the Tampa Metro
area experienced seven rob-
beries within the last 15 days
of the year.


Sebring

man, 22,

jailed for

beating

neighbor

for $30

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING The New
Year didn't start out so well
for a pair of men in their
early 20's, with one sent to
the hospital and the other to
jail.
The victim was badly
injured in the fight, with a
large contusion on his fore-
head, several lacerations on
his face, and a deep lacera-
tion above his left eye that
appeared to- need stitches,
wrote Officer Jadcob Riley of
the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office.
The victim told Riley he
"was talking with a friend
named Kevin when Kevin
beat him up," Riley said.
In addition to the battery,,
the victim reportedly noticed
he was missing $30
Witnesses recalled hearing
"the sounds of screaming aid
fighting outside," Riley said.
No exact address of
"Kevin" was known, but after
talking to witnesses in the
area, descriptions matched
that given by the victim.
Working with other offi-
cers, Riley determined where
"Kevin," later identified as -
Kevin Warren Jr., lived and
numerous units arrived to the
residence to speak with him.
While speaking with
Warren's girlfriend, Riley
saw Warren, a 6-foot, 270-'
pound man, run out the back
door.
After-a short foot pursuit,
Warren surrendered to other
deputies in the back yard,
Riley said.
Warren was being held at
the Highlands County jail
late Friday on $25,000 bond.
He is charged with felony
robbery and resisting arrest.


Continued from page 1A
Turnbull was married to Sarah Tumbull, a
former Clerk of Courts court services super-
visor who was demoted earlier in the year
for inappropriate and excessive'instant mes-
sages.
Trouble across the county with the IM
program led then-county administrator Cool
to turn it off.
He also fired three budget employees for
"very bad work activity."
Treasa Handley, Jared Lee and Christine
Edwards were fired on Jan. 28 after a clerk's
aidit revealed hundreds of instant message
transmissions deemed inappropriate and
excessive use of county equipment.
Many contained "X-rated" conversations
between the three.


The IM trio had their grievance hearing on
Aug. 13, pleading their case to Wright
instead of Cool.
Handley had 24, Edwards five and Lee
two years with the county.
Sebring Attorney James F. McCollum
argued that the three coworkers knew e-mail
was strictly off limits for personal use, but
said instant messages weren't included in
that.
After the heating, Wright found "no com-
pelling reason to reinstate the three former
employees," he wrote to McCollum in an
Aug. 18 e-mail.
In addition to listening to their testimony
during the appeals hearing, Wright reviewed
the instant messages exchanged between the
three, their personnel files and other relevant
information before reaching his decision.


APPD deals with good and bad


Continued from page 2A
2007, was arrested later in
the month for extortion.
It started in June 2008 in
reference to complaints
that APPD officers were
stealing from citizens,
namely those of a Hispanic
background..
Since Willis's arrest,
Perez was put on paid
.administrative leave.
The two officers worked
the same shift, and were
commended for their
actions early in November
at an Avon Park City
Council meeting for
thwarting a lleged rob-
bery in progress.
The two men noticed the
suspicious activity behind
All Star Video along the
1500 block of U.S. 27 and
their efforts resulted in the
arrest of three suspects.
According to Patricia
Austin with the Avon Park
chapter of the League of
United Latin American
Citizens, she fielded com-
plaints of extortion that
made her "furious."
They included citizens
paying the officers
between $200 and $300 to.
avoid being written a tick-


Officials from the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, which organ-
ized the Willis investiga-
tipn and undercover opera-
tion, would not comment
on the allegations of
money for tickets.
The Avon Park Police
Department suffered an
additional blow on
Christmas Day with the
loss of 12-year veteran
Marc Wilbur to a heart
attack while on duty.
Wilbur had been with
the APPD since November
of 1996 and was promoted
to Sergeant in May 2007.
Wilbur most recently
worked with the patrol
division where he super-
vised a squad of patrol
officers and the field train-
ing of newly hired officers.
"Wilbur's unwavering
dedication to the commu-
nity coupled with his ...
passion for Law
Enforcement have left a
legacy for other members
of the law enforcement
profession to follow,"
Doughney wrote in a press
release.
He served as a law
enforcement officer for 20


Courtesy photo
The Avon Park Police
SDepartment lost a good
man in the untimely pass-
ing of Sgt. Marc Wilbur on
Dec. 25. Wilbur, a 12-year
veteran with APPD, was
on duty at the time of his
death.

years, including time in
Massachusetts and
Frostproof and as a deputy
sheriff with the Seminole
County Sheriff's Office
before making his home
amongst the Avon Park
officers.
As a K-9 handler Wilbur
received numerous awards
with his K-9 partners for
teamwork, attentiveness
and dedication.


What people predict for 2009


Continued from page 1A
the men and women the
president surrounds himself
with.
"Obama has selected a
broad spectrum of good peo-
ple," he said, "they will
serve in our benefit in the
long run, which is why I
think we will work our way
out."
Community leaders like.
Brenda Gray, in her role as
president of the local
NAACP chapter, and Patricia
Austin, an Avon Park resi-
dent who is an advocate for
the Hispanic community,
worry about division and
involvement.
"I really hope people will
get more involved," Gray
said. "We have 120 NAACP
members (in Highlands
County) and we hope to
expand that to 200 to 300
members."
As a member of the Avon
Park City Council, Gray is
all too aware of the budget
shortfalls, and felt volun-
teerism and community
engagement are two of the
best ways to counter that.
Austin also wants to see
much more citizen involve-
ment.
"It's something we'have to
do," she said, "because we
are still a divided communi-
ty. Getting involved can -
unite us, bring us together in
seeking goals."
She hopes to see Hispanic
citizens apply for positions
on advisory boards and com-
*mittees. And she .hopes to
see all kinds of citizens join
in common causes.
For example, the national
League of United Latin
Akmerican Citizens is offer-
ing a special 60 percent
match to local organizations
that hold scholarship walk-a-
thons.


The idea is students (of
any background) walk to
raise money for college or
trade school, and LULAC
will match up to 60 percent
of the money they raise.
"We've seen a big change
on Main Street," she said, "a
big improvement. We need
to continue that and bring in
more people and jobs, so the
kids don't move away. If we
can come together as one,
we'll be much stronger."
Shareen Childs, director
of Highlands County Area
United Way, has great
respect for the people of
Highlands County. She
spoke of how consistently
generous the county has
been over the years. But, she
is worried.
The issues are multiplied
she explained. It's not just
that with the difficult econo-
my people don't have as
much to give, although that
is the case, it's that just
when the United Way has
less funding with which to
help, agencies also are being
cut back by their primary
funding sources.
She cited Ridge Area Arc
as a typical hard hit organi-
zation. It has had to disband
a group home because of
budget cuts from the state,
she said.
As if that weren't enough,
more and more ordinary
families are experiencing
greater need, meaning serv-
ice agencies face increasing
demand with significantly
decreasing resources.
Still, Childs tries to
remain optimistic. "I know
that Highlands County has
always been supportive," she
said. "So I hope for the
best."
Which, when all is said
and done, seems to be the
general outlook.


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DEED TRANSFERS


Oct. 1, 2008
* Latin American Investors Corp. to
Agnes Foster, PT L1 Blk 40 Avon Park
Est. Unit II, $30,000.
* Carolyn M. Young Regan to Steven
D. Noel, L7 .PT L6 81k 97 Town of
Sebring 3rd Add, $75,000.
* David Dietz to Dennis Coulter, L7
Unrec Resub, L3 BIk 9 Town of Avon
Park, $106,000.
* Roy V. Van Curen to Merle
J.Davidson, L23 BIk 2 Sand Beach
Sub/Other, $20,000.
* Perry Brothers to Donna S.
Thompson, PT Sec 5-39-30/Other,
$170,000.
* Indigo Builders of Lake Placid Inc.
to Bernard 0. Golde Jr., L98 Highland
Lakes Reserve, $450,000.
* Liquidation Properties Inc. to
Robert Tillis, L2 BIk 121 Placid Lakes
Sec 9, $96,900.
* Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas
to Val R. Patarini, L28 BIk 273 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $80,000.
* Penelope Tugublimas to Juan R.
Martinez, L9-16 BIk 41 Avon Park
Lakes Red-Hill Add Unit A, $19,000.
* Fairhaven South Inc. to Growing
Tree Foundation Inc., PT L1-4 BIk 11
Town of Avon Park, $600,000.
* Michael R. Kirouac to Marion C.
Stivers, L9 BIk 5 Harder Hall Country
Club II, $30,000.
* Lewis A. Ferrence to John L.
Gervais, L14 BIk 59 Placid Lakes Sec
6, $118,000.
* Carl H. Hill to David L. Chandler,
L29A Thunderbird Hill Village II,
$130,000.
* Gibre George to M G G
Developers, L13 BIk 202 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 11, $2,800.
* Edwin L:. Hansen to Douglas W.
Brown, L31 BIk 58 Placid Lakes


* EZ Land Inc. to Doyle Treat, L21
BIk 103 Leisure Lakes Sec 8, $3,500.
* EZ Land Inc. to Michael Lee
Farmer, L22 BIk 103 Leisure Lakes
Sec 8, $3,500.
* Avelo Mortgage to Nestor A.
Guzman, L4 BIk 2 Martha Est./Other,
$89,000.
* Tamara Norris-Matheny to Akiesha
Phillips, L18 BIk 59 Leisure Lakes
Sec 7, $7,000.
* Jo Ann Sowers to George K.
Hilgeman, L110 PT L109/111 Sebring
Shores Development Sec 3,
$100,000.
* Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.
to Robert A. Mueller, L45 BIk 31
Leisure Lakes Sec 4, $150,000.
* Todd Landers to Betty Jean Suter,
L16 BIk 43 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$3,000.
* Jaime L. Courteau to Jean A. Zace,
L11 Blk 10 Highlands Park Est. Sec F,
$135,000.
* Ana M. Diaz to Manuel J. Sone, L3
BIk 206 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit
-11, $8,000.
* Ana M. Diaz to Manuel J. Sone,
L26 BIk 261 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 13, $35,000.
* Marlene R. O'Steen to Jason W.
Graham, L5 BIk 166 Placid Lakes Sec
13, $12,500.
* EZ Land Inc. to Lany Allen, L19 BIk
74 Placid Lakes Sec 19, $5,000.
* EZ Land Inc. to David Levine, L16
BIk 74 Placid Lakes Sec 19, $7,100.
* Raymond Arthur Tubbs to Carlos
Gueits, PT L32 Golf Hammock Unit 2,
$37,000.
* Martin Granholm IIl to Judy A.
Russell, L4 Edgewater Village Sub,
$115,000.


Oct. 7


Resub Secs 6/8, $155,000. Bonnie Boney to Gulfstream
* Marjorie A.Bowser to Doyle K. Natural Gas System; PT Sec 25-34-
Blaine, L16 Fiesta Villa,. $27,500. 30/Easement, $363,800.
* Oslayda Sanchez to Sylvia J. + Gene C. Staley to R & R Properties
Lauchmart, L147 Highlands Homes of Central Florida Inc., L1 PT L2
Sub, $20,400. Burleigh's Sub, $35,000.
* Jamie E. Rodgers to Silvestre + Alberto Blanco to Lazaro: F.
Gamez, PT L5 D & D Sub, $170,800. Capote, Unit 201 Bldg. 1 Golf Village
Condo, $75,000.
Oct. 2 A B S Florida Investor to D B R
Lease Exchange, PT L6-8 BIk E West
Luis Lopez to Cesar Hurtado, L12 Sebring Addition/Easements,
BIk 11 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Acres Sec $1,175,000.
27, $43,100. Grace H. Wellons to Keith
N R L L East to Andrew Henry, L4 Grzybek, L20 BIk 12 Fransvilla Sub,
BIk 101 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec 10, ,$155,000.
$7,700. Hobart F., Griffith to James High,
U.S. Bank to Alfredo Ramos PT Sec 31-36-31/Other, $26,000.
Devora, 114 PT L1 BIk A Heiring's Robert G. Manuszak to John L.
Sub No. 2, $71,000. Whitworth, Unit 18 Pines of Lake
Jose F. Blancaneaux to Charles K. Huntley/Other, $80,000.
Henderson, L34 BIk 23 Leisure Lakes Carlos Naranjoc to Jaime Gallego,
Sec 4, $1,400. L23 Blk 196 Replat PT Sun 'N Lakes
Walz & Company of Sebring Inc. Est. Sec 17-19/Other, $6,900.
to John H. Lovelette, L8 Blk 52 Caribbean Realestate Developers
Orange Blossom Country Club to Vivian Santander, L73 Bldg. A Las'
Community Units 13-19, $18,000. Villas at Kenilworth Sub, $149,900.
Rafael Lugo to Paul Barcinas Jr., 4 Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.
L1-3 BIk D Avondale, $146,000. to John C. Alleyne, L47 Country Club
Lester L. Black General Contractor Lake Est., $133,000.
Inc. to Mark. Hoffman, L1742-1744 Caribbean Realestate Developers
Avon Park Lakes Unit 5, $132,900. ,to Jacqulyn S. Stocking, L73 Bldg. B
R & S Hoffman Builders. Inc. to Las Villas at Kenilworth Sub,
Thomas E; Gerlach, PT L8 81k 354 $149,900'.
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, ,* Betty Ringler to Camilo Blanco,
$159,000. 118 BIk 2 Sebring Ridge Sec G,
Mary D. McCustion to Richard G. $140,000.
Thorpe, L15-B Thunderbird Hill
Village I, $125,000. Oct. 8
* Stephen J. Petsuch to Doris M.
McGill, L9-B Thunderbird Hill Village National Recreational Properties
III Sec 1, $127,000. to Winston McLean, 132 BIk 190 Sun
* Letsgo Land to Johnny Wiggins, 'N Lakes Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
L11 Blk 102 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec C I T Group/Consumer Finance
11, $4,100. Inc. to L S F 6 Mercury R E 0


Oct. 3
* Harold W. Mellert to Union
Congregational Church Avon Park
Florida Inc., L2/3 BIk 50 In Sec 22-
33-28, $120,000.
* Bank of New York to Terrance W.
Hartigh, L20 Sunset Pointe on Dinner-
Lake, $208,000.:
* Moro Construction Inc. to Icela D.
Collazo, L11063/11064 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 34, $120,000.
* William Dale Nahrstedt to
Lawrence E: Pierce, L1084 Sebring
Hills, $90,000.
* Jarrett R. Brice to Tira Crumity,
L13-15 BIk 1021 Highland View Sub,
$49,900.
* Benedetto Tucciarone to Charles
R. Lucterhand, L1 BIk 256 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sec 20, $38,000.
* Charlene J. Emmons to Edwin L.
Hansen, L17 Bl1k 52 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 5, $87,000.
* Wells Fargo Bank to Jay A. Wile,
L11 Sunview Acres Sub, $88,000.
* Wilton Scotburt to Jasper B.
Vassell, L31 Bik 396 Washington
Heights Sub, $5,000.
* Heartland National Bank to
Midflorida Federal Credit Union,' PT
TR B BIk 1 Replat In Sec 28-33-28,
$700,000..

Oct. 6
* Carolyn Paul 0. Such to State of
Florida Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, PT Sec 10-34-29, $11',500.
* Curtis Burns to Cruz E. Hernandez,
L3/4 BIk 5 Lake Letta Est., $22,000.
* Robert Foehrenbach to Michael
Alan Fiebeck, L33/34 B1k 37 Town of
Harding Sec 2, $30,000.
* Frances H. Oliver to Douglas R.
Lemieux, L23 PT L22/24 High Pines
Sub, $494,000.
* Land Republic to Carlos Naranjoc,
L23 BIk 196 Replt PT Sun 'N Lake
Est. Secs 17-19, $2,500.
+ Land Republic to Carlos Naranjoc,
L7 BIk 264 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec 21,
$2,500.


Investments, Parcel 87 Highlands
Homes Sub, $10,000.
* Brandon Kittendorf to Wauchula
State Bank, L19 BIk 11 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 7, $44,000.
* Frank A. Loeffel to HaNian R.
Schmidt, L39 BIk 1 Orange Blossom
Est. Unit 6, $15,000.

Oct. 10
* Irma J. Crouchet to William A.
Bishop Sr., L11283-11287 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 34, $10,000.
* Peggy H. Starr to Gary J. Pearce,
PT L9 The Cove, $1,050,000.
* Richard Cruz to Jennifer McGraw
Gauntlett, L2 BIk 55 Sebring Country
Est. Sec 3, $4,800.
* Dennis Arbona to Saide Del
Carmen Mlayes, L37/38 BIk 196
Replt. PT Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec
17/18/119, $15,000.
* Nancy Murray to Michael L. Price,
L20 BIk 14 Orange BlossomEst. Unit
7, $128,000.
* Richard J. Bos to Gottfried Hodge,
L16 Blk 285 Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$5,000.
* Lamar R. Forbes to Edmund L.
Risch, L18 BIk 17 Oak Beach Colony
1st Add, $149,500.
* Mercury 1 to G G H 18, L10 BIk
491 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sebring Unit
25, $2,100.
* Focus Land 18/20 Plus to Sohail
Anwar, L2 BIk 17 Highlands Park Est.
Sec S, $1,100.
* N R L L East to Frances A.
Wimberly, L47 BIk 19 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 2, $3,200.
* N R L L East to Frances A.
Wimberly, L5 BIk 98 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 8, $3,200.
* N R L L East to Franciszek Grab,
L15/16 BIk 44 Avon Park Lakes Red-
Hill Farms Add Unit A, $10,300.
* EZLAND Inc. to Allen Harry King
Jr., L7 BIk 45 Placid Lakes Sec 19,
$5,000.
* Delsie Dumervil to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, PT
Tract 404 Sec 34-33-29/Easement,
$11,500.


* Walter Pollard to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, PT
Tract 1908 Sec 11-34-29/Others,
$46,000.
* U.S. Bank to Jerry S. Morey, L46
BIk 31 Leisure Lakes Sec 4,
$197,500.
* Joseph A. Hreschak to State of
Florida Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, PT Tract 1700 Sec 10-34-
29, $11,500.
* Roy J. Carlson to Garry E.
Anderson, L51 Grayce's Mlobile Est.
Unit 2, $34,500.
* EZLAND Inc. to Anthony W. Eaton,
L19 BIk 8 Leisure Lakes Sec 1,
$5,000.
* John M. Davis to Donald Wall,
L244 Sebring Ridge Sec B, $87,000.

Oct. 13
* Allen L. Ulrich to Arnold W. Grubb,
L3 BIk 2 Venetian Village Revised,
$67,000.
* Ted S. Brockman to Scott R.
LeConey, L5 81k 59 Orange Blossom
Country Club Community Unit 16,
$189,900.
* Joseph Martin to Brian Yacoboni,
L21 BIk 14 Highlands Park Est. Sec B,
$3,300.
* 'Michael L. Turner' to James
Prescott, L1 Blk 24 Highlands Park
Est. Sec K, $237,500.
* G M A C Mortgage to Blue Spruce
Entitles, L92/93. Lincoln Hts. Sub,
$5,500.
* Blue Spruce Entititles to Thor Real
Estate, L92/93. Lincoln Hts. Sub,
$7,000.
* Mary T. Bennett to Scott M.
Rothermel, PT Sec 6-37-30,
$220,000.


Oct. 14


* Florin Thaqi to Frank English, L15
BIk 1 Lake June Pointe Phase 2,
$675,000.
* Patrick'A. Dell to Lawrence F.
Swan, L2-B Thunderbird Hill Village I,
$125,000.
* Joseph E. Calhoun Jr. to Jerald C.
Flaherty, PT Sec 17-35-29/Easement,
$132,500.
* Anna Yurish to Stephanie A.
Leitch, L278 Sebring Hills,
$89,900.

Oct. 15
* Mark L' Tharp II to Debra Foskey,-
L1/2 Lookout Point, $143,000.
* H S B C Bank U S,A to Ariel
Guzman, L258 Sebring Hills Sub,
$67,500.
* Venus Caribbean Group to Irwin
Soloman, PT Venus Plat 2/Other,
$150,000.
* Linda R. Wack to Lea M.
Sizemore, L15 Lee Way Heights,
$90,000.
* Neal R. Edington to Arthur Morris,
L1102 Sebring Hills Sub, $100,000.
* Rex Edward Wilson to James M.
Conley, L48 BIk 5 Lake & Ranch Club
3rd Add, $117,000.
A John W. Bell to Derrick E. Hartline,
L56 BIk 260 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 13/Other, $161,700.
* Pamela King to Francis A. Hendry
II, Unit 2006 Building J-1 Golden Age
Villas, $20,200.

Oct. 16
* Catherine Zair Bayles to Catherine
Zair Bayles, L9 Tyson's Lake Front
Park Sub, $50,000.
* Leonie T. Samuels to Jack
Farquhar, L70 Prairie Oaks Phase I
Add, $187,000.
* Larry Harrell 'tb Gregory T.
Seltveit, BIk 14 Orange Blossom Est.
Unit 6, $190,000.
* Southern Landz to Kevin M.
Ferguson, L21 BIk 83 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sec 9, $2,100.
* Southern Landz to Winston Cole,
L22 BIk 83 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec 9,
$2,100.
* Myron L. Willrich to Anna T. Ortiz,
L31 BIk 27 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 2, $84,900.

Oct. 17
* William H. Held to Guardios
Agular, L10 Blk 253 Sun 'N Lakes Est.
Sec 20, $214,900.
* N R L L East to Frances A.
Wimberly, L10 BIk 59 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 5, $3,200.
* N R L L East to Frances A.
Wimberly, L22 BIk 21 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 02, $3,200.
* Avelo Mortgage to 'Anthony
Castronovo, L31 BIk 232 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec 18, $65,000.
* William Peacock to Dennis M.
Dobkin, PT Sec 2-37-29, $540,000.
* Yale Mortgage Corp. to Nicholas J.
Croft, L4 BIk 29 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 2, $115,000.

Oct. 20

* J. Weir Mitchell to William A.
Hawley, Unit E-6 The Bluffs of
Sebring Condo Phase 4, $135,000.
* EZLAND Inc. to Kim Moodie, L11
BIk 104 Placid Lakes Sec 15, $7,200.
* G R P Loan to Ralph Demers,
Parcel 116 Highlands Homes Sub,
$5,000.
* Homecomings Financial to
Kenneth P. Gaumer Jr., L29 BIk 250
Sun 'N Lake Est., Sebring Unit 13,
$72,000.
* Florida Power Corp. to
Hauptmann-Thompson Company
Inc., PT Secs 3/10-33-28, $47,500.
* Ruth E. Romani-Holt to State of
Florida Internal Improvement Trust


Fund, PT Sec 10-34-29, $11,500.
* Gerald M. Scensny Jr. to Lois
Higel, Unit 208 Tournament Villas
Condo/Other/Easement, $80,000.,
* Douglas L. Richards to Phoenix
Properties of Lake Placid, L8 PT L9
BIk 3 J M Andrews Sub of Town of
Lake Stearns, $80,000.
* Henry Golin to Waveney Stone,
L28 BIk 5 Highlands Park Est. Sec Y,
$3,900.
* David Grant to Gary M. Chick, L2
B1k 143 Lakewood Terraces, $84,000.
* Nancy Lundeen to Nancy Lundeen,
L44 PT L45 Sebring Shores
Development Sec 3, $53,400.
* Joyce Lynn McPherson to Mark
Doskocz, L28 BIk 6 Temple Terrace,
$35,000.
* Carol Sue Edwards to Mark
Doskocz, L28 BIk 6 Temple Terrace,
$70,000.
* Gary L. Gionet to Geeta
Ramrattan, L6 BIk 266 Placid Lakes
Sec 20, $8,500.
* Highlands Sunshine Ranches Inc.
to David W. Grego, L1 Highlands
Sunshine Ranches Unrec/Easement,
$185,000.
* Highlands Sunshine Ranches Inc.
to David W. Grego, L9 Highlands
Sunshine Ranches Unrec/Easement,
$185,000.
* Highlands Sunshine Ranches Inc.
to Florida Aragon Corp., L14
Highlands Sunshine Ranches
Unrec/Easement, $185,000.
* Highlands Sunshine Ranches Inc.
to Florida Aragon Corp., L13
Highlands Sunshine Ranches
Unrec/Easement, $185,000.
* Covered Bridge Lake Placid to
Joan D. Terrell, L46 BIk 1 Venetian
Village Revised, $39,900.
* Walter McCormack to National
Recreational Properties, L45 Blk 342
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16,
$42,800.
* Walter McCormack to National
Recreational Properties, L19 BIk 198
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$13,500.
* Walter McCormack to National
Recreational Properties, L1 BIk 635
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$15,900.
* Kenneth Fisher to Cleon Ordie
Griffis, L5 81k 9 Golfview Est.,
$156,000.
* Jeffrey Payne to David C. Offhaus
II, L6 BIk 270 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 13, $85,000.

Oct. 21
4 Max L. Mindar to Jana Huntley,
L14 Blk L Spring Lake Village III,
$170,000.
* Daniel E. Winter to Anne C. Root,
L2 BIk 193 Placid Lakes Sec 18,
$99,500.
* Phyllis A. Windsor to Bernard R.
Windsor, L9 Enzor-Stephens
Unrecorded Sub, $35,000.
* Laurie Vigil to David Alan Quiggle,
L5 BIk 64 Town of Sebring 2nd-4th
Add, $45,000.

Oct. 22
* Letsgo Land to Terence Coffey,
L10 Blk 102 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec
11, $3,900.
* Avon Park Estates Corp. to
Montgomery Stanback, PT L5 Blk 47
Avon Park Est. Unit II, $19,900.
* N0 I Group to Andres Urdaneta,
L289 Blue Heron Golf, & Country
Club, $250,000.
* Jose Lopez Sr. to Miguel M. Liz II,
L15 BIk 5 Florida Highlands, $4,400.
* Clifford M. Claus to Richard F.
Stageman, L26 BIk 27 Original Town
of Lake Stearns, $75,000.
* Pedro Lopez to Robert F. Dutton,
L25 BIk 143 Lakewood Terraces,
$90,000.
* Sheila D. Watson to Ada Mae M.
Draper, L21 BIk 269 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 13, $118,000.
* Carter Construction Co. to Mary
Jo Petersen, L14 BIk 29 Lake Haven
Est. Sec 2, $155,000.
* Chesapeake Conference Assn.,of,
Seventh-day Adventists to Quirino G.
Tortal, L1106/1107 Avon Park Lakes
Unit 3, $11,500.
* James H. Andersen to Quirino G.
Tortal, I1104/1105 Avon Pa'rk Lakes


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Progress Energy
Sebring Municipal Golf Course
Sun 'N Lake Golf Course


Unit 3, $12,500.
* EZLAND Inc. to David Levine, L16
BIk 117 Leisure Lakes Sec 7, $3,500.

Oct. 23
* Roger M. Ross to Oakley Groves
Inc., L4 The Bluffs on Red Beach
Lake/Easement, $180,000.
* Kathy De Jesus Claudio to Rafael
L. Lopez, L25 BIk 34 Sebring Hills
South Unit 2, $10,000.

Oct. 24
* N R L L East to Frances A.
Wimberly, L17 BIk 21 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 2, $3,200.
* National Recreational Properties
to Luis C. Mejia, L46 BIk 624 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $15,400.
* National Recreational Properties
to Kamran Khan, L49 BIk 19 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $32,400.
* National Recreational Properties
to Kamran Khan, L9 BIk 59 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $39,400.
* Highlands County Sheriff to
Sebring Gas Assoc. Inc., LOT 1A-3A
Northwood Sub, $121,000.
* Robert Davidson to Roxann Blhl,
L16 BIk 60 Orange Blossom Country
Club Community Unit 16, $43,800.
* Rosemary A. Mercurio to
Salvatore Indelicato, L301 Sebring
Hills Sub, $74,500.
* Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.
to Kisha Andrews, L1 BIk 1 Forest
Hill, $81,000.
* Highlands County Habitat for
Humanity Inc. to Veletta L. DeLoach,
L3 BIk 10 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec 3,
90,000.
* Erica Lyons to Hoghlands County
Habitat For Humanity Inc., L13 BIk
173 Leisure Lakes Sec 3, 98,000.
* Cheryl Lyn Jernigari to Rigobert
Joseph Pauline, L4 BIk 1 Sebring 98
Sec 1, $165,000.

Oct. 27
* Bradley H. Turner to Conrad H.
Varnum, PT Sec 20-35-31, $335,000.
* Larry A. Jackson to Patrick j.
Bohlen, L2 BIk 250 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sec 20, $270,000.
* Ronald Ira Grayson to Melton 0.
Thomas, L10 BIk 2 Oak View Sub,
$83,000.
* Caribbean Realestate Developers
to Jane D. Fermalino, L43 Building B
Las Villas at Kenilworth Sub,
$149,900.
* Ella T. Rutan to Raymond C. Hood,
L425 Fairmount Mobile Est., $25,000.
* Francis Fassino to Jerome Shirley,
L275 Golf Hammock Unit IV,
$232,000.
* Sherri L. Pickard-Machotka to
Jack W. Haneline, Unit 2D Jackson
Shores Townhouses, $100,000.

Oct. 28
* James Morgan to Lavern Dence,
L10 BIk 3 Map of Oakland, $6,000.
* James R. Morgan to Lavern W.
Dence, L9/10 BIk 3 Oakland Sub,
$9,000.
* William R. Farrington to A J S
Developing Inc., L19 BIk 88 Placid
Lakes Sec 8, $10,000.
* James E. Kroboth to Stephen M.
Dean, Li1 BIk 25 Placid Lakes Sec 2,
$98,000.
* Erling Rimeslatten to Gini & Steve
Properties, L19 BIk 18 Highlands
Park Est. Sec B, $22,000.
* William E. Peach Jr. to Donald K.
Gosnell, PT Tract G Stump Sub,
$55,000.
4 Alfred E. Maquera Jr. to Richard
M. Wood, L7 BIk I Avon Lakes,
$325,000.

Oct. 29
* Bank 'of America to Robert
Simmons, L7 Great Oaks Est.
Unrec/Easement, $12,500.
* Carmen Cortes to Kahn Family
Limited Partnership, L11 Blk 157 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$12,500.
* Carmen Cortes to Kahn Family
Limited Partnership, L4 BIk 156 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10,
$12,500.


* U.S. National Association to J.B.
Delaney, L2164-2168 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 7, $97,000.
* Wells Fargo Bank to Jay D. Royal,
L17/18 BIk 427 Sebring Summit,
$89,000.
* Lotsource Inc. to Majeed
Mohammed, L3 BIk 205 Sun 'N Lakes
Est. Sec 18, $8,500.
* Fred Nehrkorn to William Shand,
L21 BIk M Lake Jackson Heights.
$145,000.

Oct. 30
* Lotsource Inc. to Garlendra
Sochan, L15/16 BIk 18 Avon Park
Lakes Red Hill Farms Add Unit L,
$9,400.
* Daniel Fulghum to Garjendra
Sochan, L20 BIk 294 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 14, $11,200.
* National Recreational Properties
to Franklin C. Adams, L80 BIk 195
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$12,900.
* Caribbean Realestate Developers
to Joy M. Chada, L74 Building A Las
Villas at Kenilworth Sub, $149,900.
* Caribbean Realestate Developers
to Trawyn D. Baker, L43 Building A
Las Villas at Kenilworth Sub,
$149,900.
* Robert E. Diefenthaler to Kendra
B. Croll, L6 BIk 201 Leisure Lakes
Sec 3, $16,500.
* Lasalle Bank to Ronald Brouillard,
L26 BIk 24 Orange Blossom Est. Unit
12, $65,000.
* U.S. Bank to Aston D. Waugh, L10
BIk 28 Sebring Country Est. Sec 3,
$65,000.
* Carol Campbell to Fidelia Tories,
PT L20 BIk E Serenity Sub, $35,000.
* Aurora Loan Services to Alexander
Casares, L12 PT L11 BIk 432 Buena-
Vista Manor/Other, $60,000.
* William C. Dailey to Georges
Joseph-Pauline, L1 BIk 1 Sebring 98
Sec 1, $175,000.
* James R. Newberry to Amarilys
Rodrlguez, Unit 1 Waterway Villas,
$70,000.
* Columbia Tree Growers to John P.
Cook, PT Sec 23-39-28. $310,000.
* Jack W. Arnold to Francis A6.
Hendry II, PT L10/11 Block B Lotela
Terrace Add, $88,000.
* Arnold R. Wilson to Maxine Hoyd.
L18-20 BIk H Marsh Sub, $18,500.
* Sara Nazario Mendez to Diana. M.
Cacho, L15 BIk 5 Sebring Hills South
Sub Unit 4, $11,000.
* Richard S. Pipkin PA. to Sessums
& Sessums P.A., PT L4 BIk 83' 4th
Add Town of Sebring/Easemenit.
$147,500.

Oct. 31
* David R. Higgins III to State of
Florida Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, PT Tract 1747 Sec 10-34-29,
$11,500.
* Gary Cooper to Lance Eagan, L5
BIk 23 Orange Blossom Country Club
Community Unit 14, $162,000.
* John N. Beck II to McLachlan
Terry Family Trust, See Instrument,
$1,000.
* F L Land Partners to Herman
Graziani, L74 Highland Lakes
Reserve, $124,900.
* Bernard G. Brassard to Martin T.
Wilcox, L5 BIk B Lake Sebring Acres.
$259,900.
* Fannie Mae to James Byrd Platt,
L14 BIk 210 Leisure Lakes Sec 14,
$68,300.
* Giselle Machado to James Trudo,
L24 BIk 275 Sun 'N Lake Est. Lake
Placid Sec 21, $1,500.
* William L. Sueppel to Joseph P.
Morrison Jr., L8-10 BIk 18 Highlands
Park Est. Sec B, $75,000.
* F L C A to Arno Jay Skipper Jr.,
L3338/3339 Avon Park Lakes Unit 11,
$140,000.
* Pavel Sekosan to Marilyn R.
Heller, L31 BIk 100 Placid Lakes Sec
15, $150,000.
* J & J Parker Enterprises Inc. to
John D. Berryhill, L5 BIk 16 Orange
Blossom Country Club Community
Unit 14, $155,000.
* Caribbean Real Estate Developers
to Caria Rice, L40 Building B Las
Villas at Kenilworth Sub, $149,900.


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BUSINESS


Citizens remain charitable while faith


in business, government leaders wanes


FLORIDIANS CHARITABLE GIVING
74 percent of Foridians say they.have donated money to a charitable organization in 2008.
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Survey says integrity is the most

important quality for a good leader


Special to the News-Sun
TALLAHASSEE In the wake of
serious problems in the financial and
credit markets, large government
bailouts and a slumping economy,
nearly 75 percent of Floridians taking
part in the third annual Leadership
Florida Sunshine State Survey say
they have donated money to a chari-
table organization in 2008.
Overall, 48 percent of Floridians
are giving more or the same amount
to charity this year, while 26 percent
Share giving less, and 25 percent are not
giving at all. Those giving "more" or
"the same" this year are more likely
to be men (51 percent), those over the
age of 50 (49 percent), those who
have at least some college education
(54 percent) and those earning more
than $50,000 (61 percent).
"Individual donors are critical to
the preservation of our social safety.
net and historically rise tq the occa-
sion when needed most. The fact that
almost half of Floridians will
increase or maintain previous giving.
levels this year demonstrates the deep
appreciation and understanding that
residents have for the importance of
the nonprofit sector," said Katie
Ensign, president of Florida
Philanthropic Network and survey
underwriter.
Floridians also have maintained
their high level of civic activism and
community involvement, with 90 per-
cent saying they've helped a neighbor
and 66 percent having joined an
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candidate jumped from 8 percent to
12 percent.
Civic activism remains generally
higher among registered voters, those
with college degrees and those mak-
ing more than $100,000 per year. It
also remains higher among those
under the age of 65 than among the
state's senior citizens, with one major
exception, those over the age of 65
are more likely to contribute money.
A significant 63 percent of
Floridians say they pay attention to
government and public affairs "most
of the time," while 37 percent say
they do so only "some of the time,"
"only now and then," or "hardly at
all." These results are generally the
same as in 2007.
Those who pay attention to govern-
ment and public affairs "most of the
time" are more likely to be men (64
percent), those over ihe age of 50 (67
percent), college graduates (72 per-
cent) and those who earn at least
$75,000 (69 percent).
Eighty percent of those taking part
in the survey said that they are regis-
tered to vote. Of the 20 percent who
said they are not registered, 45 per-
cent say they aren't registered
because they have no interest in poli-
tics, a change from 49 percent in
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* 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 personnel 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.

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Census Bureau looking for temporary part-time employees


,t > the News-Sun
Sqe; of li *s big events only
happ-n "1critpi a while. Many are
eagerly ahtii'pited The Olympics,
graduatioj n; Birthdays. Others -
dental exanis, renewing your dri-
ver',icenserleaning out gutters -
nbt~. uckLi P'One big event that
only comes around every 10 years
brings with it an opportunity for
thousands of people. It's the United
States Census, and it's coming up
soon.
To conduct the 2010 Census, the
U.S. Census Bureau will hire hun-
dreds of thousands of census takers
over the next two years. If that
seems like a lot, consider that those
census takers will count millions of


people spread out over more than
2.4 billion acres!
It all begins now, when the
Census Bureau will recruit for the
Address Listing operation. This is
the process by which the addresses
in the census records are updated.
New addresses.are added and ones
that no longer exist are deleted,
resulting in a complete list of
addresses to which census forms
will be mailed in early 2010.
The reasons that people apply for
these jobs are as varied as our pop-
ulation. First, census jobs pay well.
Surveys have found that the pay is
consistently the top reason for tak-
ing a census job. The Census
Bureau makes sure that its workers


are paid well. They examine current
wages across the nation, and set pay
rates on a county-by-county basis,
ensuring that census jobs are among
the best paying part-time positions.
Then there's the flexibility. As a
census taker working during the
Addres ,Listing operation, you'll
work 120 to 40 hours per week for
several weeks, largely on a schedule
of your choosing. The work must be
done during daylight hours, and
the'rel are minimum amounts of
work that you must complete. Most
people find it very manageable, and
the more you accomplish, the more
work you'll become eligible for.
Adding to the flexibility is the fact
that you'll be working near home.


Even if the area you cover extends a
bit further from your neighborhood,
the Census Bureau will cover
authorized work expenses, such as
mileage on your automobile.
If you're ready to apply, the
Census is primarily looking for US
citizens, 18 years of age or older,,
with a valid Social Security number.
In some cases, citizenship may be
waived, such as when bilingual
ability is required and no US citi-
zens are available. Also, you will
have to pass a background check
and complete a written test of basic
skills, such as reading, working
with numbers, and interpreting
information. Then you're all set.
The Decennial Census is an


important source of information.
Census data are used to determine
representation in government and to
help direct funding for projects such
as roads and other community
needs. So, it's important to make
sure that you and your community
are accurately accounted for. The
Census Bureau is counting on peo-
ple just like you to help get the job
done.
The Port St. Lucie Office of the
Census Bureau covers Highlands,
Brevard, Indian River, Martin,
Okeechobee, Polk, St. Lbcie and
Volusia counties. To contact the
Census Bureau, call 1-866-861-
2010 or visit them on the Internet at
www.2010 Ocensusjobs.gov.


Marathon golf

fundraiser

raises more

than $20,000
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Highlands
Community Church,
Habitat for Humanity
Highlands County and Sun
'N Lake Golf Club teamed
up to raise money to build
a Habitat -home for
Deborah McNeely and her
two daughters, Brittney
and Brandy.
In July 2006, McNeely
applied for a Habitat
home. She is a single
mother raising two
teenagers. She has worked
for Kenilworth
Rehabilitation Center in
Sebring for five years and
was recently promoted to
dispatcher transporting the
elderly. She works long
hours, but still struggles to
meet her family's financial
needs. Like so many
Habitat homeowners, she
provides a valuable service
that helps make the com-
munity a success.
Earlier this month,
Highlands Community
Church (where McNeeley
is a drummer on the Praise
and Worship Team) spon-
r" sored a Sprint Marathon
Golf Fundraiser to help
fund the McNeely home.
Pastor Bruce Linhart of
Highlands Community 1
Church spearheaded the
effort to help the Mce
family by as Vingi e..
I church member 1,0 cli
in. -,
SThe Sprint Marathon
Golf Touii&t ,entias held,
Dec. 13. It wasi;a chilly,
morning bqutithe players
were undaunted.,The play
was on a timed scramble
for 36 holes (the
marathon). Each team used
a stopwatch to time the
play on each hole from the
time the ball was first hit
off the tee until it dropped
in the hole;
And the winners were:
Shortest, Time to' Play 36
Holes .- 142.7 minutes,
Team Pinecrest, Terry
O'Leary, Richard
Bouchard, Bob Topol and
Dave Franks. Lowest 36
Hole Score was 127 by
Team Ray's. Clay Davis,
Evan Danzey, Russ Rudd
and Paul 'McCormac.
Longest time to Play 36
Holes, Team Bucs and
Highest Score to play 36
Holes Team. HCC Faithful.
In a struggling economy,
Highlands Community
Church raised more than
$20,000 to begin construc-
tion on the McNeely's
home from corporate spon-
sors, hole sign sponsors
Sand Linhart says the
a church will continue to
work to raise the addition-
al $30,000 to complete the
1 home.
On Dec. 28 at the cere-
monial ground breaking
signaling the beginning of
construction on the,
McNeely home, Highlands
Community Church's Ted
Puckorius handed Mike
Jacobson of Habitat for
Humanity a check for
$20,050.
Puckorius, the tourna-
ment chairman, expressed
a special thanks for the
outstanding assistance of
Ron Wonderling and his
staff at Sun 'N Lake.


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News-Sun Sunday, January 4, 2009

PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Jan. 1, 2009 14:55, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart,
On this day, Highlands County public Theft delayed. ,
safety officials also ran calls for 1 miss- 14:51, Granada Blvd., Follow-up.
ing juvenile, 47 traffic stops, 2 child 14:31, 1116 U.S. 27 S-Stewart's
abuse (1 adult abuse), 6 juvenile trouble Mobile Village, Assist noise ordinance.
(1 juvenile trouble delayed), 7 domestic 14:30, 108 Aaron Dr.-Placid Arms
disputes (1 disturbance fight-DV, 2 Apts., Theft delayed.
assaults,.3 battery delayed), 8 alarms 14:22, Lawrence Ave., Verbal distur-
and 1 fire alarm. bance.
23:40, Flamingo St., Theft delayed 14:21, Amy Ave., Suspicious inci-
23:29, U.S. 27, Accident with dent.
unknown injury. 27 Accident with 14:16, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
23:14, Olive Rd., Fire brush County Sheriff's Office, Warrant service.
23:09, Snapper Dr., Criminal mis- 14:07, Lawrence Ave., Burglary.
chief/vandalism. 13:41, Highlands Ave., Suspicious
.23:08, U.S. 27, Animal complaint, person.
22:59, Green Acre Way, Verbal dis- 13:37, Oak Manor Ave., Trash/litter.
turbance. 13:30, 1300 Persimmon Ct.-The
22:54, Sentimental Ct., Verbal dis- Villas, Verbal disturbance.
turbance 13:29, N. Prospect Ave., Animal
22:35, S. Lake Blvd., Shooting in complaint.
area. 13:11, E.O. Douglas Ave., Warrant
22:33, 224 Hatcher Ave.-Elberta service.
Crate & Box Co., Suspicious vehicle 12:54, Wightman Ave., Burglary
22:31, Oak St., Shooting in area. delayed.
22:01, Tulane Dr., Criminal mis- 12:42, Lake Clay Dr., Follow-up.
chief/vandalism. 12:25, 1000 Sebring Square-
22:00, E. Palmetto St., Harassment. Homer's, Accident without injury.
21:59, Ponce De Leon Blvd., 12:23, St. Thomas Ave., Highway
Suspicious vehicle. obstruction.
21:53, 7406 N. U.S. 27-Camper 12:08, 2301 U.S. 27 S.-Highlands
Corral, Suspicious vehicle. Village, Verbal disturbance.
21:34, Arbuckle Rd., Fire. 11:57, Orange Blossom Ave.,
21:33, Arbuckle Rd., Fire structure Follow-up.
21:29, Ferrari Dr., Suspicious vehi- 11:43, Lake Francis Dr., Follow-up.
cle. 11:39, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
21:17, Whatley Blvd., Follow-up. Florida Hospital Heartland, Transport.
21:03, E. Main St.-Donaldson Park, 11:37, U.S. 27, Radar request.
Suspicious person' 11:20, Mercedes St., Follow-up.
20 56,s pCamero Dr., Felony, 11:17, 307 N. Lakeview Dr.-Sebring
fraud/embezzlement. Police Department, Property damage.
20:42, Shamrock Rd., Assist noise 11:00, 648 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
ordinance. Sebring mobile Village, Follow-up.
S20;37-3525-U.S. 27 N.Walmart 10:26, Opal Ave., Burglary delayed.
Discount Cities Sebring, Suspicious 10:13, 198 Nursery Rd-Florida
incident. Hospital Heartland, Stolen vehicle
20:16, W. Walnut St., Verbal distur- delayed.
bance. 10:13, Evergreen St., Suspicious
20:03, No address,. Mentally ill per- -.p ipncdent.
son..W0:117Wi htman Ave., Suspicious
St9:49;-Green-AreWay,ire. incident... ...
19:43, 3625 Valerie Blvd.-Sebring 10:09, Johnson Ave. N.E.,-
Ridge Utilities, Suspicious vehicle. Suspicious incident.
19:40, Dells Dr., Verbal disturbance. 10:09, 1820 Jim Lane-Ohrt's Mobile
19:38, Ben Eastman Rd., Suspicious Home Park, Suspicious vehicle.
incident- p-. 09:57, Opal Ave., Burglary delayed.
19:31 Fernwa St. Criminal mis- 09:48, Mercedes St., Disturbance.-
chief/vandalis ......... .. -- 09:39, -Sun- N --Lakes-- Blvd.,--
19:28, 3901 U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food Suspicious person.
Mart, Theft gas drive off. 09:28, 1101 Emerald Ave.-Sebring
19:25, Highlands Blvd., Follow-up Mobile Village, Property found.
19:09, Grapefruit Ave., Suspicious 09:27, Ruck's Dairy Rd., Assist
person.
19:08, Twitty Rd.,- Suspicious inci- 09:24, Lagrow Rd., Highway
dent. obstruction.
18:53, Citrus Terrace Dr., Suspicious- 09:20, W. Martin Rd., Suspicious
incident, person.
18:47, Olive Rd., Fire. 09:11, Gale St., Warrant service.
18:44, Theodore St., Follow-up. 09:05; Maple Ave., Suspicious inci-
18:39, W. Hal McRae Blvd., Theft. dent.
S1829-.S. 98, FoJllow-up. 09:00, Canfield St., Warrant service.
18:21, 149 Magnolia Ave.-Magnolia-- 08:57, 904 S. Florida Ave.-
Retirement Home, Suspicious incident. Peppertree Apts., Warrant service.
18:17, Sabal Palm Dr., Follow-up. 08:20, Andes Ct., Suspicious inci-
18:11, Wightman Ave., Assist pub- dent.
lic-ATC. 07:57, Corkwood Ave., Suspicious
18:02, Jones Dr., Suspicious inci- incident.
dent. 07:44, Waldron Ave., Suspicious
17:58,.300 Brunns Rd.-Gate Station, incident.
Property damage. 06:42, 1116 U.S. 27 S.-Stewart's
17:57, Lawrence Ave., Follow-up. Mobile Village, Assist noise ordinance.
17:51, Second St., Disturbance. 06:15, U.S. 27, Drunk driver.
17:39, 3619 U.S. 27 N.-Walgreen's, 05:52, 6105 U.S. 27 N.-Mid Florida
Burglary delayed: Credit Union, Suspicious Incident.
17:29, 6013 U.S. 98-Dollar General 05:40, Tropical Harbor, Suspicious
Store, Criminal mischief/vandalism. incident.
17:28, Castile Rd., Suspicious inci- 05:30, Payne Rd., Suspicious per-
dent. son.
17:21, Wolf Creek Rd., Suspicious 04:27, 231 S. Ridgewood Dr.-Bank
incident. of America, Suspicious person.
17:15, Eleanor Blvd., Disturbance 04:22, Fernway St., Narcotics viola-
fight. tion.
17:09, N. Prospect Ave., Suspicious 04:19, Garrett Rd., Assist public-
incident ATC.
17:09, Wolf Lake Rd., Reckless driv- 03:59, 920 Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie
er. Brown Park, Suspicious vehicle.
16:51, Jane St., Reckless driver. 03:46, Sunset Dr., Assist noise ordi-
16:50, Carver St., Reckless driver. nance.
16:34, Washington Blvd., 03:40, Urbino St., Assist noise ordi-
Suspicious vehicle. nance.
16:25, Theodore St., Suspicious 03:23, Sabal Palm Ave., Suspicious
incident, incident.
16:22, S.R. 66, Disabled vehicle. 03:08, Alcantarria Aye:, Animal com-
16:17, N. Summit Ave., Assist plaint."
agency. 03:06, 2818 S.R. 17-Windsong
16:17, No address, Mentally ill per- Apts., Suspicious incident.
son. 02:47, Brinkerhoff Lane, Assist
16:08, W. Shoreline Dr., noise ordinance.
Harassment. 02:44, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist noise
16:01, Sweetheart Ave., Fire. ordinance.
15:57, Cypress St., Follow-up. 02:38, 3100 Jacklin Ave.-Circle K
15:40, Shoreline Dr., Follow-up. 7318, Suspicious vehicle.
15:31, Lakewood Rd.-X2 (Stream 02:34, W. Walnut St., Verbal distur-
Ave.), Reckless driver. bance.
15:23, Lucas Dr., Property found. 02:13, C.R. 621, Transport.
15:02, Plumosa Ave., Suspicious 02:11, Nautilus Dr., Suspicious vehi-
vehicle cle.
14:55, Gwen Hill St., Civil dispute. 02:11, Estate Blvd., Assist noise



The News-Sun would like to
remind the readers that the names
listed below reflect those who have i
been charged with a crime, but they
are all innocent until proven guilty
by a court of law. If anyone listed
here is acquitted or. has charges
dropped, they can bring in proof of
such decision or mail a copy to the
paper and the News-Sun will be
happy to report- that information. Sebring, awaiting trial for aggravat-
The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27- ed battery, person using a deadly
South, Sebring, FL 33870. weapon.
Wilneli Rivera, 25, of Sebring,
The following people were awaiting trial for resisting officer,
Booked into the Highlands County obstruction without violence.
Jail o'n Thursday, Jan. 1: Antonio- Sancnez, 24, of Lake
. ---Brandon Jacob Allen, 20,- of- Placid, awaiting trial- for.. resisting
Sebring, awaiting trial for posses- officer, obstruction without vio-
sion of marijuana, not more than lence; possession of cocaine with
20 grams; contributing to the delin- intent to sell, manufacture or deliv-
quency or dependency ota minor; er, etc.; and battery, touch or strike.
possession of narcotic equipment s .earcu tamon Taylor,-18, of
and/oruse: rd bussession-, of-;-aKe PlaGid-awaitine-triaL for.kid-.


liquor, allowing minor alcohol or napping, false imprisonment of
drugs at an open house party. adult; and domestic violence or
Wayne Casey Henson, 49, of felony battery by strangulation.
Avon-Park, awatjng. .trial- for-- Theodore James Trent, 28, of
domestic violence or battery, touch -ebling,['a.itngiriat-for domestic -
Or strike. ". -..-. violence or battery, touch or strike.
Eric Leroy Presley, 41,-of Kevin Lee Warren, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, sexual pred- Sebring, awaiting trial for robbery,
ator violation, failing to report no firearm or weapon; and resisting
vacating permanent residence. officer, obstruction without vio-
Billy Don Randolph, 20, of lence.
"Sebriig,-awaiting..trial-for- posses-
sion of marijuana, not more than- ..- The following people were
20 grams; and possession of nar- booked into the Highlands County
cotic equipment and/or use. Jail on Wednesday, Dec. 31:
* Alex Mercado Reyes, 18, of Brandi Gene Bennette, 24, of


ordinance.
02:05, Avon Estates Blvd., Reckless
driver.
02:03, Washington Blvd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
01:43, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland, Suspicious
vehicle.
01:23, Delaney Ave., Shooting in
area.
01:13, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehicle.
01:09, Memorial Dr., Accident with
unknown injury.
01:07, 1561 Lakeview Dr.-Jackson
Shores Condo, Fire.
01:06, Howze Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
01:05, Memorial Dr., Accident with
unknown injury.
00:54, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:53, 2951 U.S. 27 N.-Sierra Bar
and Grill, Disturbance fight.
00:52, Green Acre Way, Fire brush.
00:51, U.S. 27, Drunk driver.
00:49, W. Anoka Lane, Assist public-
ATC.
00:45, 210 Sebring Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill, Assist public-
ATC.
00:45, S. Eucalyptus St., Suspicious
person.
00:44, Gould Ave., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
00:35, Maxwell St., Suspicious vehi-
cle.
00:32, Interlake Blvd., Reckless driv-
er.
00:29, Weeping Willow Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
00:25, Shontee Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
00:19, Hallmark Ave., Fire.
00:19, No address, miscellaneous
incident:
00:14, 3015 Spinks Rd.-Fajr Haven
Village Apts., Suspicious incident.
00:14, Cleveland Rd., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:13, Rose Ave., Disturbance.
00:11, Kenilworth Blvd., Assist noise
ordinance. ..
00:10, 2601 N. Summit Ave.-Golden'
Age Villas, Suspicious incident.
00:09, Franklin St., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:09,.Hallmark Ave., Fire.
_00:06, Granada Blvd., Assist noise
ordinance. ...
00:06, Valencia Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:06, Rose Ave., Disturbance.
00:05, 3015 Spinks Rd.-Fair Haven
Village Apts.7Suspicious-incident-. .
00:03, Dozier Ave., Accident with
unknown injury.
00:02, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Transport.
00:00, 1210 U.S. '27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Stabbing.

Dec. 31, 2008
On this day, Highlands County public
safety officials also ran calls for 1 miss-
ing juvenile (1 missing elderly), 40 traf-
fic stops, 5 child abuse (3 adult abuse),
5 juvenile trouble, 2 domestic dispute
(4 battery, 1 battery delayed, 1 domes-
tic injunction violation, 1 follow-up DV),
15 alarms and 1 fire alarm.
23:58, Dozier Ave., Accident with
unknown injury.
23:56, Green Acre Way, Fire brush.
23:49, Santiago St., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:32, Green Acres, Fire brush.
23:29, Melody Lane, Verbal distur-
bance.
23:25, 149 Magnolia Ave.-Magnolia
Retirement Home, Theft delayed.
23:24, Lake Ave., Fire.
23:14, E. Royal Palm Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
23:09, Anoka Lane, Assist noise
ordinance.
22:58, Ivy St., Suspicious incident.
22:52, 3101 U.S. 27 S.-Village Inn,
Theft delayed.
22:50, Shamrock Dr., Suspicious
incident.
22:45, Penny Ave., Shooting in area.
22:42, Granada Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:37, Mini Ranch Rd., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:36, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
incident.
22:33, Wightman Ave.-Parkcrest
Terrace Apts., Suspicious incident.
1 22:31, Hardee St.-Accident without
injury.
22:18, Spruce Ave., Fire.
22:16, N. Tropical Ave., Suspicious
incident.
22:13, Grapefruit Ave., Suspicious
incident.
22:13, Spruce St., Suspicious inci-
dent.



Lake Placid, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony warrant,
violation of community control for
uttering forged instrument, three
counts; and warrant for forgery,
three counts.
Shaquan Tyrail Bonds, 18, of
Lake Wales, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony warrant for
robbery, no gun or deadly weapon.
Joseph Michael Decoteau, 44,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or felony battery
by strangulation.
Rogelio Macias Garcia, 34, of
Belle Glades, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear for driving
while license suspended or
revoked, habitual offender. -
Kellie Lynn Hall, 18, of
Frostproof, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of mar-
ijuana, not more than 20 grams.
* Robert Michael P'arker, 19, of


Sebring, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of marijuana, over 20 grams;
and possession of narcotic equip-
-ment, over-20_grams .. _..
* Christy Lee Setters, 19, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for larceny,
petit, first offense.
* Joshua Lee Stevens, 24, of
Lakeland, was charged with proba-
tion violation, felony warrant for
burglary of a conveyance; and war-
rant for grand theft.
* Bryan Edward Todd, 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of cocaine.


22:12, Washington Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
22:11, Douglas Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:09, Shannon Way, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
22:04, Apple Rd., Suspicious inci-
dent.
22:03, Lake June Rd., Assist public-
ATC.
22:01, Mockingbird Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
21:58, Aston-Martin Dr., Assist
noise ordinance.
21:48, Krouse St., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
21:34, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
21:25, Second St., Follow-up.
21:19, Lake Ave., Reckless driver.
21:13, Pershing Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:07, 2027 U.S. 98-Florida Hospital
Heartland, Stabbing.
21:03, Impatiens St., Suspicious
incident.
21:03, Roseland Ave., Harassment.
21:00, 629 N. Ridgewood Dr.-Shell
Food Mart, Verbal disturbance.
20:56, Noble Fir St., Animal bite.
20:46, Santiago St., Assist noise
ordinance.
20:45, Queen Palm Dr., Suspicious
incident.
20:38, Eiland Dr., Animal complaint.
20:38, Hal McRae Blvd., Shooting in
area.
20:37, Crescent Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
20:31, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
Assist noise ordinance.
20:27, Granada Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
20:21, Sabal Palm Ave.,
Trespassing.
20:19, Rainbow Ave., Suspicious
incident.
19:58, Aston-Martin Dr., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:26, Shoreline Dr., Suspicious
incident.
19:24, S. Commings, -Suspicious,
person.
19:23, 355 W. Center Ave.-Sebring
City Pier, Suspicious incident.
19:22, Arbuckle Branch Rd., Follow-
up.
- -19:08, Page Rd., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
19:07, 6013 U.S. 98-Dollar General
Store, Suspicious vehicle.
19:05, S. Roberta Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.....
18:58, S. Delaney Ave., Shooting in
area.
18:43, U.S. 27, Drunk person.
18:41, Leisure Lane, Fire.
18:40, 3863 U.S. 27 S.-Mid Florida
Credit Union, Suspicious vehicle.
18:36, Caballero Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
18:34, 269 Highlands Blvd.-Lupita
Grocery, Suspicious incident.
18:23, 4800 Haw Branch- Rd.-
Country Club of Sebring, Special detail.
18:21, 3010 Sabal Palm Ave.-
Embarq, Suspicious incident.
18:15, Baxter Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
18:14, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands


County Sheriff's Office, Transport. son.
18:13, Pioneer Rd., Reckless driver. 11:50, 210 Sebring Square-
18:07, U.S. 27, Accident with Shooter's Bar and Grill, Stolen vehicle.
unknown injury. 11:32, 434 Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
18-:07, 4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.- County Sheriff's Office, Civil dispute.
Florida Hospital Heartland, Transport. 11:31, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
17:57, No address, Fire. County Jail, Warrant service.
17:52, Canter Path, Suspicious inci- 11:27, Hawthorne Dr., Burglary
dent. delayed.
17:49, U.S. 27, Reckless driver. 11:19, Wilson Terrace, Follow-up.
17:48, Dahlia Dr., Suspicious vehi- 11:16, U.S. 27,'Suspicious person.
cle. 11:01, 19 Fritz St.-Sunrise Mobile
17:34, N. Buckingham Rd., Animal Home Park, Assist with VIN check.
complaint. 10:54, 3863 U.S. 27 S.-Mid Florida
17:13, Alan St., Reckless driver. Credit Union, Suspicious incident.
17:08, Thrush Ave., Reckless driver. 10:54, Corvette Ave., Criminal mis-
17:01, 3525 U.S. 27 N.-Walmart chief/vandalism.
Beauty Shop, Suspicious incident. 10:53, 2902 U.S. 27 S.-Adam's
16:54, N. Lake Ave., Follow-up. Barber Shop, Follow-up.
16:43, 901 N. U.S. 27-Sears, Verbal 10:50, Impatiens St., Criminal mis-
disturbance, chief/vandalism.
16:42, Temptation Lane, Harassment 10:49, Placid View Dr., Reckless
delayed. driver.
16:36, 3240 U.S. 27 S.-Family Dollar 10:45, Arbuckle Creek Rd., Assist
Store, Suspicious incident, with VIN check.
16:28, Peters Rd., Suspicious per- 10:45, 10809 U.S. 27 S.-Lake
son. Josephine RV Resort, Assist with VIN
16:22, 901 U.S. 27 N.-Beall's, Theft check.
delayed. 10:42, 800 Sebring Square-Pet
16:12, Southern Guns, Theft Supermarket, Suspicious incident.
delayed. 10:22, Davis Citrus Rd., Reckless
16:11, 3390 N. S.R. 17-Taylor's BP driver.
Food Mart, Civil dispute. 10:01, 2824 U:S. 27 S.-Publix No.
15:59, No address, Mentally ill. 78, Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
15:49, 304 W. Pleasant St.-Avon 09:58, 307 N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Park Police Department, Follow-up. Sebring Police Department, Property
15:38, 338 Orange St.-Highlands lost.
County Jail, Miscellaneous incident. 09:56, Trout Ave., Assist with VIN
15:26, Dyal St., Suspicious incident. check.
15:15, 110 E. Main St.-City of Avon 09:55, 202 Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
Park, Assist public-ATC. Placid High School, Criminal
15:14, W. Charing Rd., Property mischief/vandalism.
damage. 09:53, Hawthorne Dr., Burglary
15:10, Poinsettia Ave., Verbal distur- delayed.
bance. 09:50, Hotiyee Ave., Felony,
15:06, Heartland Blvd., Accident fraud/embezzlement.
without injury. 08:41, Placid Dr., Reckless driver.
. 15:00, 1332 Garwood Ave.-Lucas 08:38, Cemetery Rd., Disabled vehi-
Lakes, Assist with VIN check. cle.
14:55, Heartland Blvd., Accident 08:37, Pershing Ave., Criminal mis-
without injury. chief/vandalism.
14:34, Morning Glory Dr., Assist 08:26, Cemetery Rd., Radar request.
noise ordinance. 07:57, 1210 U.S. 27 N.-Florida
14:33, E.O0.oDbuglas Ave.;Follow-up.- Hospital Lake-Placid, Reckless driver.
14:26, 4653 Nadena Dr.-Highlands 07:46, Howard St., Criminal mis-
County Sheriff's Office,- Felony, chief/vandalism.
fraud/embezzlement. 07:29, Harris St., Sexual offender.
14:25, Lakeview Dr., Animal corn- 07:05, Fernvale Ave., Stolen vehicle.
plaint. 04:57, HRMC ICU to FHH Cath Lab,
14:-V2; --. Pomegranate- .Ave., Transport.. ....
Suspicious incident. 03:40, Washington Blvd., Warrant
13:34, U.S. 27, Accident without service.
injury. 02:43, U.S. 98, Suspicious person.
13:24, No address, Mentally ill per- 02:25, U.S. 98, Assist public-ATC.
son. 01:35, Pompino Dr., Suspicious
13:06, Spruce Ave., Harassment. vehicle.
13:05, Cowhouse Rd., Assist with 01:30, 202 Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
VIN check. Placid High School, Follow-up.
13:04, 504 Interlake Blvd.-Scott 01:21, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
Funeral Home, Escort. vehicle..
13:00, Snyder Rd., Theft delayed. 01:14, 3221 Tubbs Rd.-Residence
12:52, Rail Ave., Civil dispute. Inn By Marriot, Suspicious vehicle.
12:40, 1123 U.S. 27-Starz Hair 01:13. W. Lake Isis Ave., Suspicious
Salon, Theft delayed. vehicle.
12:37, U.S.-27,"Su.picious vehicle. 00:52, 202 Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
12:32, U.S. 98, Reckless driver. Placid High School,, Suspicious inci-
12:29, 170 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Camp dent.
San Jose, Suspicious incident. 00:33, Elliott Rd., Fire.
12:13, Sabal Palm Ave., Suspicious 0023:56, Green Acre Way, Fire
incident, brush.
12:00, E. Walnut St., Suspicious per- 00:04, S.R. 70, Disabled vehicle.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Page 13A


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

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. Post is at 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
* Lions Club will have
country and bluegrass music
from 2-4 p.m. Sundays,
instead of at the Shriners.
Bands featured on alternate
Sundays will be Just Country
and Memory Makers. For
information, call 471-2288.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room No. 3 pt
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. No
dues, fees or weigh-ins. For
details on the organization, go
to www.oa.org.
* Ridge Area Missionary
Soldiers Avon Park
Pathfinder Club meets from 9
a.m. to noon every first and
third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call
471-2143.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
open and kitchen open from 2-
5 p.mr. Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call:
655-3920.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* 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.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oajs of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
3444.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800. ,
* Ambucs, .a local charity that
assists people with disabilities,
meets at noon every first
Monday at R.J. Gator's Sea
Grill and Bar, Sebring. The
meeting is open to the public.
For details, call 386-4387.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has


shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion
and auxiliary boards meet at 6
p.m. General meeting at 7
p.m. For details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-
1448.
* Avon Park Veterans Honor
Guard meets first Monday at
the American Legion Post 69,
Avon Park. For details, call


382-0315.
* Boy Scout Troop 482
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.
* 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.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers @earthlink.net.
* Corvette Cruisers meets at
6:30 p.m. first and third
Monday at the Dairy Queen in
front of The Home Depot,
Sebring. For details, call Ed
Robson at 655-2092.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first,
and third Monday at Sebring
Civic Center from December
through April. There will be
alternating mainstream and
plus dancing with rounds.
Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn@samdunn.net.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is.offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m.
every Monday at Sebring High
School band room.
Experienced musicians are
welcome. Vic Anderson and
Colorado Paniagua conduct-
ing. Call 314-8877.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
* Highlands County Rotary
Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant,
Commerce Street, Sebring.
* Highlands Delta Chorale
Singers meet at 7 p.m. every
Monday at Sebring Church of
the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St.,
Sebring. New members are
welcomed. Call 314-9754 or
655-0278.
], Highlands Stamp Club
meets at 1 p.m. the first
Monday at Christ Fellowship
Church, 2935 New Life Way,
Sebring. Guests are welcome.
Talk and swap meeting will fol-
low the regular meeting. For
details, call Al Marks at 699-
6682.
* Hope Hospice free grief
support group meets at 2 p.m.
at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park.
* Insulin Pump Support
Group meets from,3:30-5:30
p.m. first Monday at
Conference Room 2, Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, 4200 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring. For details, call
402-0177.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.


to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Democratic
Club meets at 6 p.m. first
Monday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for
details.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is
from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
10:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help group for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight.
meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information-
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* National Association for*
Advancement of Colored
People, Highlands County
Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401
Tulane, Avon Park.
* Patriots.Chapter, Daughter
of the American Revolution
meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first
Monday of each month
September through May at the
Church of the Redeemer
Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly
across from Wells Motor
Company, three-tenths of a
.mile north of the South Florida,
Community College stoplight.
Call 471-2096.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m.,
Savannah's restaurant in
Sebring. For details, call
Darrell Peer at 385-0107.
* Sebring AARP meets 1:30
p.m., The Palms, Pine Street,
Sebring.
* Sebring Historical Society
open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Moanday-Friday. Located in
back side of Sebring Public
Library building on Lake
Jackson. For information, call
471-2522.
* Sebring Optimist Club
meets at 6:15 p.m. first and
third Mondays at various loca-
tions. For details, call Gabriel
Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke
at 381-3514.
* Sebring Women of the
Moose has chapter meeting at
7 p.m. Monday at the lodge,
11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 382-8782.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has a joint officers meeting on
the first Monday of each
month at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.


* Sebring Recreation Club
has ice cream shuffleboard at
6:30 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages from 1 p.m. to clos-
ing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring.
The Women of the Moose
meets at 7 p.m. the first
Monday for chapter enroll-
ment, refreshments and trivia
pursuit. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Toby's Clown Alley has its
regular monthly board meeting
at 7 p.m. the first Monday at
the Clown Foundation, 109 W.
Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 632, Sebring meets at
3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall
at the First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine, Sebring. For
details, call Jean Ottoway at
655-3673 or Barbara Mason at
465-0132.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.

TUESDAY
I* Al-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and
Twelve Step study at noon,
Union Congregational Church,
105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard and euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6.p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park'Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Avon Park Lions Club
meets 6:45 p.m., dinner includ-
ed, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell
St., Avon Park.


* Busy Bee Craft Club meets
9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun
'N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. For
more details, call 382-8431.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
has a square dance plus work-
shop from 3-4:30 p.m. at
Buttonwood Bay Mobile Home
Park Recreation Hall, 10001
U.S. 27 South, Sebring.
* Celebrate Recovery meets
every Tuesday night at "The
Rock," Union Congregational
Church, 28 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park. A barbecue meal is
served at 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. At 6:45 p.m., members
meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group
breaks up into small groups for
men and women. The program
is designed for drug and alco-
hol addiction, divorce, death or
illness grief, low or lost self-
esteem or identity due to dys-
functional relationships,
depression/anxiety, or any
other need for healing. For
details, contact Celebrate
Recovery coordinator Pam
Sim by calling 453-3345, ext.
106.
* Depression Bipolar
Support Alliance Group
meets every first and third
Tuesday in Sebring. For
details, call Ronnie Daugherty
at 382-6169 or e-mail rox-
ann@tnni.net.
* Fleet Reserve Association
Board of Directors Heartland
Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m.,
Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland
Ave., Sebring. Regular meet-
ing, first Tuesday after board
of directors meeting. Call'471-
6109 for details.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Florida Native Plant.
Society meets at 7 p.m. the
first Tuesday in Conference
Room 3 at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center, 4509
George Blvd.,,Sebring. Call
Roy Stewart at (863) 632-
0914.
* Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus meets
from 7-9 p.m. in the Sebring
High School Chorus; Room,
Sebring. All men who enjoy
singing are invited.


* Heartland Insulin Pump
Support Group meets the first
Tuesday of the month at 3:00
p.m. at the American Red
Cross Building, 105 Medical
Way, Sebring. If you would like
more information on insulin
pumps or are a pump wearer
and would like to share ideas
and suggestions, please join
us. For more information, con-
tact Kathy McNeil at 414-6444.
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals from 5-
7 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 34
of Avon Park South Florida
Community College auditori-
um. New members welcome.
Call conductor Bryan Johnson
at 638-7231.
* Highlands County
Adoption Support Group
meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first
Tuesday at Quality Inn &
Suites Conference Center,
6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring.
Call 382-0352.
* Highlands County Lodge
of the Order Sons and
Daughters of Italy in
America meets the first
Tuesday of each month at
Visions ADT in Sebring. The
officers meet at 6 p.m. and the
general meeting will follow at 7
p.m. Call Philomena Greco at
402-0048.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets on the first and
third Tuesday of each month
at the Women's Club of
Sebring on Lakeview Drive,
across from Veterans' Beach,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call
471-0694 or e-mail sbringquil-
ter@embarqmail.com
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4:30 p.m. at
Southern Lifestyle ALF, across
U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital
Lake Placid.
* Italian-American Social
Club of Highlands County
meets the first Tuesday of
each month at Visions ADT.
Officers meet at 6:30 p.m..
with general meeting (men and
women) at 7 p.m. Call Jeanne
at 382-1945.
* Lake Placid Art League
has classes in Parchment
Embossing from 8 a.m. to
noon and 1-4 p.m. at the
Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall
Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant.
Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730..


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Devil A.D. Jackson to appeal FSHAA


redistricting plans for Avon Park


Inside This Section
Garners Page 3B
Area Briefs 2B
League Standings 2B


Sunday, January 4, 2009


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Avon
Park Athletic Director Mort
Jackson filed an appeal the
Friday before Christmas with
the Florida High School
Athletic Association
(FHSAA) over next year's
football realignment.
FHSAA realigns the dis-
trict every two years, and
released their newest plans
on Dec. 15, 2008.
With the changes, Avon
Park dropped a class from 3A,
joined eight other schools in
District 4-2A and now faces
Anclote of Holiday, Crystal
River, Eustis, Lake Wales,
Pasco (Dade City), South
Sumter (Bushnell), Tavares
and Wesley Chapel next year.
Jackson was not happy
with the change, saying it
puts an undue strain on stu-
dents because of the travel
time, and cuts deeply into the
school's travel budget.
"We are not the only ones
unhappy," Jackson said. "I have
heard that Lake Wales has also
appealed and so has Hardee and
DeSoto counties. Our biggest
issue is the travel time now
involved because of the dis-
tances and possible traffic. We
have to cut into the student's
school day now to get them to
the games at a reasonable time..
That's not fair to them. And we
have to travel over 100 miles
now to almost every game.
That's a lot of travel."
Jackson, along with head
football. coach Andy
Bonjokian', who also showed
a disliking to the FSHAA
plans immediately, took some
* time to investigate and take a
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proposed new District for Avon


Park High School


Red Dots: Previous District Opponent
Blue DotW Proposed Ditfrict Opponent
Previous District Opponents:
Sebring 10 miles
Hardee 21 miles
DeSoto 41 miles
Braden River 69 miles
Palmetto 73 miles
Booker 79 miles
Average Distance 48.8 miles


Proposed District Opponents:
Lake Wales 28 miles
Pasco 82 miles
Tavares- 94 miles
Wesley Chapel- 99 miles
South Sumter (Bushnell) 100 miles
Eustis 104 miles
Anclote (Holiday) 119 miles
CrystalRiver 138 miles
Average Distance 95.5 miles


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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Greg Kramer watches his chip shot check just a few feet
short of the hole Saturday during the inaugural Paul
Sparks Benefit Golf Tournament at Sun 'N Lake. The
four-person scramble format saw a hearty crowd take to
the Turtle Run course with proceeds going to the family
of Paul Sparks, a longtime area resident battling pancre-
atic cancer. The weather and setting were picturesque
as this golfer teed off across a reflective pond.


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Not

exactly

'Bowl-ed'

over
Is there a more clear
indication that we need a
playoff system for col-
lege football than the
sheer number of Bowl
games, under the current
system, that are so mind
numbingly pointless,
irrelevant and completely
uninteresting?
No offense to a certain
sports editor, but that 3-0
Oregon State over
-Pittsburgh Sun Bowl
must have been oh-so riv-
eting (my keyboard is
dripping with sarcasm).
To alum of those
schools, maybe it was
actually quite exciting,
just as a 1-0 baseball
game can keep one on the
edge' of their seat.
But in a general sense,
other than it sounding
like a quite a snoozer,
what was the point?
Final Top-25 standings
weren't likely to be
effected, unless they both
got dropped completely
out for playing a game
that would have had
Richard Simmons pop-
ping No Doz to stay
awake.
And to pick on my
own neck of the woocs,
did we really need more
and more evidence that
the Big Ten bites?
Ooh, they.had more
than half the conference
represented in Bowl
'games, how good does
that make us look?
Not so good when
they're a' collective 1-5,
with one more game to
play and that game
includes Ohio State, who
we fondly remember for
some colossal blowouts
in recent years.
There may have been
some pretty good games,
but most of those were
with schools none of us
have gone to or have a
rooting interest in, few of
us have heard of and
fewer still could point out
on a map much less
make it a point to find on
the schedule and watch.
And yet, a certain
game on Friday did catch
my attention, which actu-
ally made it all the more
apparent how lame it is
to have so many of the
other Bowls.
Utah kept it's undefeat-
ed season alive with a
solid, impressive win
over Alabama, 31-17.
Consider, Alabama, up
until Florida handed them
their first loss, had been
the number one team and
Utah, that. little team
from the non-BCS
Mountain West
Conference, actually beat
them by a bigger margin
than the Gators did.
Talk about giving those
BCS guys a slap in the
face for not giving more
credit where credit was
due.
And USC sure showed
that the can stake a claim
to having a shot at a
national championship as
well.
Kind of makes it feel

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THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 3
Atlanta at Arizona, late
indianapolis at San Diego, late
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 29 5 .853 -
New Jersey 16 17 .48512%
Philadelphia 13 .19 .406 15
Toronto 13 20 .39415%
New York 12 19.38715%
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB,
Orlando 26 7 .788 -'
Atlanta 21 11 .656 4%
Miami 17 14 .548 8
Charlotte 11 22 .333 15
Washington 6 25 .194 19
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 27 5 .844 -
Detroit 20 11 .645 6%
Milwaukee 16 18 .471 12
Chicago 1-4 19 .42413%
Indiana 11 21 .344 16
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
New Orleans 20 9 .690 -
San Antonio -21 11 .656 YA
Dallas 20 12 .625 1%
Houston 21 13 .618 1A
Memphis 10 23 .303 12
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB


Denver
Portland
Utah
Minnesota
Oklahoma City
Pacit


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


22 12 .647 -
20 13 .606 1%
19 15 .559 3
7 25 .219 14
4 30 .118 18
ic Division
W L Pct GB
26 5 .839 -
19 12.613 7
10 25 .286 18
8 24 .25018Y%
8 25 .242 19


Friday's Games
Orlando 86, Miami 76
Toronto 94, Houston 73
New Jersey 93, Atlanta 91, OT
Indiana 105, New York 103
Cleveland 117, Chicago 92
Boston 108, Washington 83
San Antonio 91, Memphis 80
Denver 122, Oklahoma City 120
Detroit 98, Sacramento 92
Minnesota 115, Golden State 108
Milwaukee 103, Charlotte 75
Dallas 96, Philadelphia 86
Phoenix 106, L.A. Clippers 98
New Orleans 92, Portland 77
LA. Lakers 113, Utah 100
Saturday's Games
Houston at Atlanta, late
Sacramento at Indiana, late
Milwaukee at Charlotte, late
New Jersey at Miami, late
Minnesota at Chicago, late
Philadelphia at San Antonio, late
New Orleans at Denver, late
Sunday's Games
Orlando at Toronto, 12:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Washington, 1 p.m.
Detroit at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
Dallas at Memphis, 4 p.m.
Boston at New York, 6 p.m.
Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
N.Y. Rangers 23 13 3 49 107 107
Philadelphia 21 10 7 49131 118
New Jersey 22 12 3 47113 95
Pittsburgh 19 15 4 42120114
N.Y. Islanders 12 23 4 28 102 141
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 29 5 4 62141 84
Montreal 21 10 6 48109 95
Buffalo 18 15 5 41109109
Toronto 15 17 6 36116137
Ottawa 13 17 5 31 83 100
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 25 11 3 53131115
Carolina 19 15 5 43102114
Florida 16 16 5 37 93 104
Atlanta 13 21 5 31 114142
Tampa Bay 10 17 10 30 89 117
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 25 7 5 55138109
Chicago 20 8 7 47127 94
Columbus 18 16 4 40102104
Nashville 17 17 3 37 91 109
St. Louis 14 21 3 31107130
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 22 11 4 48115110
Vancouver 21 15 4 46115105
Colorado 19 18 1 39104113
Minnesota 18 16 2 38 92 84
Edmonton 17 16 3 37101 111
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 28 4 5 61128 87


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
10 a.m. Stetson at Florida ................... SUN
4:30 p.m. Kentucky at Louisville ................ CBS
MONDAY
7 p.m. Georgetown at Notre Dame........... ESPN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Ohio State at Michigan State ........ ESPN2
7 p.m. Longwood at Florida ................ SUN
9 p.m. Texas at Arkansas ................ ESPN2
9 p.m. Alabama at Clemson ................ SUN
11 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Tech.............. SUN


COLLEGE FOOTBALL
MONDAY
8:15 p.m. Fiesta Bowl Ohio St. vs. Texas .......... FOX
TUESDAY
8 p.m. GMAC Bowl Ball St. vs. Tulsa ....... .. ESPN


GOLF
SUNDAY
10 p.m. European PGA Dubai Desert Classic . GOLF
...................................................................I,..........................................................

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
SUNDAY
8 p.m. Under Armour All-America Game ....... ESPN


NBA
SUNDAY
12:30 p.m. Orlando at Toronto................... SUN


NFL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. AFC Wildcard Baltimore at Miami . . CBS
4:30 p.m. NFC Wildcard Philadelphia at MinnesotaFOX
............................................................................ ...... ..................... ..................

NHL
SUNDAY
5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta ............... SUN


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. Texas at Purdue ..................... ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Anaheim 19 15 5 43111112'
Phoenix 19 15 5 43102 110
Dallas 16 15 5 37107123
Los Angeles 15 16 6 36 95 102
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Friday's Games
Carolina 2, St. Louis 1
New Jersey 4, Montreal 1
Atlanta 4, Vancouver 3, SO
Columbus 6, Colorado 1
Phoenix 5, N.Y. Islanders 4
Philadelphia 5, Anaheim 4, SO
Saturday's Games
Buffalo at Boston, late
Florida at Pittsburgh, late
Calgary at Nashville, late
Ottawa at Toronto, late
N.Y. Rangers at Washington, late
Carolina at Tampa Bay, late
Detroit at Minnesota, late
Columbus at St. Louis, late
Dallas at Edmonton, late
N.Y. Islanders at San Jose, late
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, late
Sunday's Games
Florida at Montreal, 2 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 5 p.m.
Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m.,
Phoenix at Anaheim, 8 p.m..
Minnesota at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Vancouver, 10Q p.m.


SATURDAY. DEC. 20
EagleBank Bowl
Wake Forest 29, Navy 19
New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl
South Florida 41, Memphis 14
Las Vegas Bowl
Arizona 31, BYU 21
SUNDAY. DEC. 21
New Orleans Bowl
Southern Mississippi 30, Troy 27, OT
TUESDAY. DEC. 23
Poinsettia Bowl
TCU 17, Boise State 16
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 24
Hawaii Bowl
Notre Dame .49, Hawaii 21
FRIDAY. DEC. 26
Motor 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 34, Air Force 28


Sun Bowl
Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0
Music City Bowl
Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14
Insight Bowl
Kansas 42, Minnesota 21
Chick-fil-A Bowl
LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3
'THURSDAY. JAN. 1
Outback Bowl
Iowa 31, South Carolina 10
Capital One Bowl
Georgia 24, Michigan State 12
Gator Bowl
Nebraska 26, Clemson 21
Rose Bowl
Southern Cal 38, Penn State 24
Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7
FRIDAY. JAN. 2
Cotton Bowl
Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 34
Liberty Bowl
Kentucky 25, East Carolina 19
Sugar Bowl
Utah 31, Alabama 17
SATURDAY. JAN. 3
International Bowl
Connecticut vs. Buffalo, late
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)


EAST
American U. 68, Brown 53
Bryant 69, Yale 58
Harvard 73, Santa Clara 68
Holy Cross 68, Boston U. 49
Lehigh 73, Columbia 59
Marist 60, St. Peter's 54
Mount St. Mary's,. Md. 67, Lafayette 62
Navy 75, Wofford 70
SOUTH
Syracuse 59, South Florida 54
MIDWEST
Dayton 77, Toledo 63
IPFW 100, S. Dakota St. 66
IUPUI 59, S. Utah 54
Oakland, Mich. 77, N. Dakota St. 76
Saint Louis 60, N. Carolina A&T 52
W. Illinois 71, UMKC 68
SOUTHWEST
Oral Roberts 82, Centenary 59
South Carolina 85, Baylor 84
Texas 78, Appalachian St. 43
Texas-San Antonio 76, Colgate 66
UTEP 60, Texas-Pan American 42
FAR WEST
Arizona St. 90, Stanford 60
California 69, Arizona 55
Long Beach St. 76, UC San. Barbara 64
N. Arizona 72, E. Washington 49
Pacific 84, CS Northridge 78, OT
Portland St. 79, Sacramento St. 67
Saint Mary's, Cal. 80, CS Bakersfield 74
San Diego 80, Marshall 70
Southern Cal 83, Oregon 62
UC Riverside 91, Cal Poly 57
UCLA 69, Oregon St. 46


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


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.
FRIDAY: Girls Baskeball vs. Clewiston, 7 p.m. *


MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs. Clewiston,
6/7TUESDAY::30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof,
Lake Placid 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.


^4 TUESDAY: 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; 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


Lake Placid Chamber 5k.
LAKE PLACID Mark your calendars
for the second annual Greater Lake
Placid Chamber of Commerce 5k
Run/Walk, which will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 21 in DeVatie Park.
Exclusive Dri fit shirt sponsors are
Atlantic Blue Group, Inc., Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Holiday Inn
Express Hotel & Suites, and Mid Florida
Credit Union.
.Other sponsorship opportunities are
available.
This is a great way to promote your
business, our community and good
health.
Sponsorship and Entry Forms are
available on the Chamber Web site at
www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com.

Royal Palms Youth Bowling
LAKE PLACID Royal Palms (Lake
Placid) Youth Bowling League for ages
7-and-up starts the spring season on
Saturday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m.
New bowler sign-up is $20 and
includes shirt.
Bowling continues through April 25.
Cost weekly is $11 and includes games
of bowling, shoes and prize fund.
All youth league bowlers are eligible
for reduced rate open bowling (some
restrictions apply) and free bowling with
instruction on Fridays from 3-5 p.m.,
must be accompanied by an adult.
Come out for instruction and a good
time.
Call Donna Stanley at 441-4897 or"
Frank Peterson at 382-9541 for more
information.

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 persorr
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
to 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.
17 at 9 a.m. There will be no registra-
tions taken after the day of the draft.
Registration fees: T-Ball (league age


5-6) is $30; 7-8/9-10 and Softball 7-9 is
$40.
League Age is defined as the player's
age as of April 30, 2009 for boys and
June 1, 2009 for girls. A copy of the
player's birth certificate is required.
Questions call Sonja Warner at 441-
4504 or Heather Cox at 465-9187.

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. 10
and 17 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at Max
Long Field, 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
equipment 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.
Players must be willing to practice 2-3
times a week and have games on week-
ends 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.


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Continued from IB straight regular-season of the season, Dungy, while
passer rating. games, the record for quarter- admittedly biased, changed
Manning called the award backs. Manning's string is his mind.
emblematic of what others, 176 every game since he "I said after we left
including owner Jim Irsay, was the No. I pick in the Pittsburgh (on Nov. 9) that I
president Bill Polian and 1998 draft. ould vote for James
coach Tony Dungy, did to "In other years, everything Harrisonul Dungy noted this
help rally the Colts from a 3- started fast," Colts running
4 start to make the playoffs back Dominic Rhodes said. week. "If I was voting today,
for a seventh straight season. "He's still breaking records. I'd vote for Peyton Manning."
"I really accept this award But this year, there were a A vast majority of the vot-
on behalf of the team and the bunch of negative things said ers did.
organization because there is in the beginning, and he Also receiving votes were
no way we would be in the brought his best when we San Diego QB Philip Rivers
playoffs and bounced back needed his best. (2), Tennessee rookie RB
without those three people "This is probably the best Chris Johnson (1) and
creating a winning environ- ball I've seen him play." Arizona QB Kurt Warner (1).
ment," he said after receiving Tony Dungy would agree. "I'm honored to receive
the award. The Colts' coach said several
The folks in Indianapolis times he favored Pittsburgh this award because of the
might take for granted having linebacker James Harrison number of other worthy can-,
Manning behind center, just for MVP Harrison tied didates who had some great
as Packers and now Jets fans with Minnesota RB Adrian years," Manning said. "It
have assumed Favre would Peterson with three votes, was just fun for. me, truly, to
be there every week. But after Manning's flaw- watch them. I'm just glad to
Favre has started 269 less work in the second half be a part of it."


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Oklahoma duke it out per- should actually make for one Dan Hoehne is the News-Sun
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in and Under Armour Bowl games at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com.
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Continued from 1B
look at their options. before
they filed the appeal.
"I sat down with Andy,
and we wanted to make sure
we were doing what is right
for the students. We think
we might be better suited in
the district with Lake
Placid, which is 2B class,"
Jackson said. "It is a move
down, and the mileage
might be about the same,
but it definitely a lot less
travel time on the kids.
Traveling to Fort Myers is


about the same distance, but
the traffic is a lot less."
According to Jackson, the
issue stems from the fact thai
FSHAA is trying to drop to
eight districts from 16.
"I think there are a lot of
schools out there who are
unhappy with the changes,
and I understand you want
to get more schools into a
playoff position each year
by matching schools up with
others of the same size, but
.this is really crazy," he said.
Schools will have until


noon on Jan. 9 to submit
written requests for reas-
signment to a different dis-
trict, and Jackson thinks
there will be.another change
after that deadline.
"I think they are going to
have to redistrict again
because of the appeals they
are getting from what I
hear," Jackson' said. "It
would not surprise me if they
redid it all after the ninth."
With the process, and
protests, likely to start all
over again.


"Gator" carry-out to support Championship bid
AVON PARK University east side of the North Lake be packages of wings available
of Florida fans who want to Ave. church complex. for carry-out as well.
be 100 percent "gator" will "We're going to serve upmy Early orders will be taken
have an opportunity to bulk patented 'gator bites' with a Wednesday by calling the
up for Thursday's national couple of gator fritters. This is church at 453-3759.
championship game thanks to not only for our staunch Gator Packages will be avail-
First United Methodist fans, but there are a lot of other able after 4 p.m. Thursday.
Church of Avon Park and people who have not 'had a The First United
Chef Louie DeAngelis. chance to try gator before," Methodist Church of Avon
The event will be take out DeAngelis said. "I can assure Park is at 200 N. Lake Ave.
only and, will be staged in you, they'll be plenty tasty." Further information may
front of the church's 'Second For those who might find be gathered at www.fum-
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featured Creature


A leatherback sea turtle digs a nest on a Florida beach while a young boy practices responsible beach behavior by not disturbing the
female's nesting patterns. The leatherback is the largest living turtle, reaching a weight of 2,000 pounds in some cases. (FWC photo)


Helping Florida's sea turtles survive


requires beach responsibility


* Leave only footprints and
keep beaches dark
ByF WCSTAFF

Ancient creatures of the sea fight a bat-
tle each year to reproduce and survive in a
world not always hospitable to them.
Sea turtles nesting on Florida's beaches
face an uncertain future, according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) scientists. Threats come,
from encroachment on nesting beaches by
coastal development and encounters with
pollutants, beach debris and fishing gear.
Five species of sea turtles nest on Florida
beaches, with the loggerhead showing up
in the largest numbers. Green and leather-
back sea turtles also nest in the Sunshine
State. Two other species, Kemp's Ridleyand
hawksbill sea turtles nest infrequently in
Florida but inhabit'Florida waters. The FWC
lists the loggerhead as a threatened species
with the other four listed as endangered.
However, the loggerhead's status could
change because of data collected showing
a downward trend since 1998. During the
2007 April to September nesting season,
scientists found the lowest number of log-
gerhead nests in 19 years. At the same time,
the number of loggerheads found dead, sick
or injured each year in Florida has more
than doubled during the past decade.
"If we don't do something to reverse this
trend, the loggerhead will also become en-
dangered," said Robbin Trindell, an FWC
Imperiled Species Program administrator.
Nearly 90 percent of the loggerhead
population that nests in the southeastern
United States, nests on Florida's beaches.
This population is one of only two large log-
gerhead nesting populations worldwide.
Sea turtles are air-breathing reptiles
well-suited for sea life with a hydrodynam-
ic-shaped shell, large and powerful front
flippers. These physical characteristics en-
able them to dive deep into the ocean and
to swim long distances.
Female loggerhead turtles begin coming
on shore in the spring with peak months


for laying eggs in June and July. The nest-
ing female digs a hole with her hind flip-
pers and then lays approximately 115 eggs.
After covering the nest with sand, the mas-
sive creature, weighing nearly 300 pounds,
makes her way back to the ocean. A female
might come ashore two to five times during
the nesting season. Amazingly, the females
come back to the same beach where they
hatched decades earlier. The males, once
they make the long crawl after hatching out
of the egg, never return to land.
Major disturbances to sea turtle nest-
ing habits come from seawalls and beach
nourishment projects. Individuals can
help by following safe beach lighting sug-
gestions, filling holes dug for sand castles
and picking up litter.
"Just one light can. kill thousands of
turtles over several years," Trindell said.
"Many lights burn all night, without con-
tributing to human safety."
Late in the summer, after an incuba-
tion of 55-70 days, the hatchlings begin
breaking out of their shells and crawling
out of the nest. Instinct tells the 1- to 2-inch
hatchling to head toward the brightest ho-
rizon and away from dark silhouettes. In
days long gone in Florida, the brightest ho-
rizon shone over the ocean, and the hatch-
lings would move away'from the shadows
on the dunes and begin the crawl to the sea.
Nest predators might include raccoons,
ghost crabs and fire ants. In modern-day
Florida, hatchlings must crawl through a
battlefield of debris left by humans. Furni-
ture discarded by beachgoers can obstruct
a nesting female turtle or become a trap
for the hatchlings. Avoiding firework left-
overs strewn along the hatchling's path
can cause exhaustion and delay in getting
to the water. If stranded on the beach when
the sun rises, the hatchling's chance for
survival diminishes and dehydration and
sun exposure become hazards.
"We can all help sea turtles survive,"
Trindell said. "If we just take personal re-
sponsibility, we can go a long way to ensure
the sea turtle co-exists with us for many
more years to come."


A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling
heads to the ocean after hatching out'
of its nest. The loggerhead is the most
common of Florida's sea turtles. By the
time this hatchling reaches the adult
state, it will have increased its weight
more than 6,000 times. (FWC photo)

To report a dead, sick or
injured sea turtle, call FWC's
24-hour Wildlife Alert at
1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


To learn more about sea turtles, visit FWC's Web site at MyFWC.com/seaturtle.


Buy a plate or decal and help

sea turtles lay on the beach


The sea turtle hatchling dis-
played on the Florida specialty
license plate does more than
just adorn the bumper of a car.
The purchase of the specialty
tag goes a long way to help pro-
tdct this living fossil from ex-
tinction. The fees collected go
directly into sea turtle research
and conservation.
The logger
head hatchling
represents
hope for a
safe passage |,
from the nest
to the water, "e
a dangerous en-
deavor for a 1- to 2-
inch creature.
Purchasing a specialty tag
helps fund the Sea Turtle Grants
Program, which distributes
funds each year to support sea
turtle research, conservation
and education programs. Ap-
proximately 30 percent is dis-
tributed to the grants program,
which is administered by the
non-profit Caribbean Conser-
vation Corporation. The other
70 percent of the funding gen-
,erated by sales of the tag goes


to the FWC's Marine Turtle
Protection Program to support
research and management ac-
tivities related to sea turtles.
Since 1992, the sea turtle also
has been featured on boat regis-
tratioh decals that have helped
fund research and conservation
efforts. These decals can be pur-
chased for $5 each, as a
V -- voluntary add-on
Sto boat regis-
tration fees
or from the
SFWC's Web
site, MyFWC.
com. The new-
est decal features
a Kemp's Ridley turtle
by FWC artist Liz West.

Sea turtle license plates may be
purchased at any authorized
motor vehicle office, such
as Florida's Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles, local tax collector's
office or a licensed tag agent
or go to buyaplate.com.
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Dedicated to learning

more about ancient

creatures of the sea

* Blair Witherington keeps a close watch on sea turtles


By FWC STAFF

Blair Witherington returned
from Oman, a country in the
Middle East, in April excited
about the future of loggerhead
turtles, despite discouraging
news in Florida from nesting
counts in 2007.
Witherington, a research scien-
tist with the FWC's Fish and Wild-
life Research Institute (FWRI),
studies sea turtles daily.
"The loggerhead population is
in serious decline," Witherington
said. "Eighty percent of the world's
loggerheads nest on beaches
in Florida and on the island of
Masirah in the Indian Ocean off
the coast of Oman."
In Florida, the loggerhead is
the most common sea turtle. But
worldwide, the loggerhead is rare,


said Witherington, who went to
Masirah to help set up a monitor-
ing program for the threatened
reptile, similarto what Floridauses
on its 33 index nesting beaches.
"We have made headway
in conservation efforts
for sea turtles."
Witherington coordinates Flor-
ida's Index Nesting Beach Survey,
which is conducted annually from
May 15 to Aug. 31. The process in-
volves volunteers who go out be-
fore sunrise each morning, seven
days a week during the nesting
season. Volunteers monitor nests
laid during the night and report
false crawls signs of a sea turtle's
flippers in the sand but no nest.
"There are indications that
there may be declining numbers
in the loggerhead population in


Masirah as well," Witherington
said. "But we need reliable data to
determine it conclusively."
Witherington received his
Ph.D. from the University of Flori-
da, and his dissertation addressed
the orientation of hatchling sea
turtles and the effect of light on
their journey to the sea.
"If they head in the wrong di-
rection, they die," Witherington
said of the effect of direct lighting
on the beach.
.Counties and municipalities in
the majority of the sea turtle nest-
ing areas in Florida now have ordi-
nances in place for lighting man-
agement, something that brings a
smile to Witherington's face.
"This is absolutely a success
story in Florida," he said. "We have
made headway in conservation ef-
forts for sea turtles."
Witherington also conducts
neo-natal research. For years,
scientists have called the post-
hatchling's first year, "the lost
year" because no one knew where
the hatchlings went once they
made it to the ocean from the
nesting beach.
Witherington and his team


discovered that hatchling logger-
heads and green turtles migrate
out to the floating, open-ocean
sargassum (seaweed) communi-
ty offshore from nesting beaches.
They also found hawksbill and
Kemp's Ridley sea turtles that are
approximately a year old.
"It's very exciting to find small
Kemp's Ridley because they are
the rarest of sea turtles," he said.
"We usually see large juveniles
or adults swimming in Florida's
waters."
While concerns remain about
the loggerhead's survival, With-
erington believes the work done
by the FWC and other groups,
such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and the National Marine
Fisheries Service, will help con-
serve this giant reptile.
"I work with a team of skilled
and well-informed people," he
said. "And the team extends be-
yond the FWC with more than
2,000 people in the state doing
nesting counts and conveying
conservation messages.
"Florida would be much
poorer without our sea turtles,"
Witherington said.


Blair Witherington holds a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, one
of the rarest turtles in the world, as he and his team
conduct research off the coast of Florida. (FWC photo)


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Highlands Art League plans a number of upcoming classes


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The Highlands
Art League will sponsor a
number of classes, workshops
and demonstrations during the
first session of 2009. All
events will take place in the
Visual Arts Center at The
Village Where Art Lives,
1985 Lakeview Drive (behind
The Yellow House
Gallery/Gift Shop).
Ongoing events include the
meeting of the Highlands
Woodcarvers from 9 a.m. to
noon Mondays. New mem-
bers are welcome from begin-
ners to advanced. There is a
nominal weekly charge. Open
painting takes place for HAL
members only from 9:15 a.m.
to 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays. All
levels are welcome.

Classes
Painting in Oils,
Acrylics, Oil Pastel and
Drawing -. for All Levels
through the end of March.
Students can join at anytime.
The instructor is Anne
Watson. Class meets from
9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 7.
Another Painting in
Oils, Acrylics, Oil Pastel and
Drawing for All Levels class
will be taught by Watson from
6-9 p.m. Thursdays through
the end of March. Students
can join at anytime.
Portraits will be offered
through the end of March,
again with Watson leading the
class. This class will be from
-9:15 a.m. to: 12:15 p.m.
Thursdays beginning Jan. 8.
Watson will also teach a
class in In Depth Drawing
from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Fridays for seven weeks
beginning Jan. 9.
The cost for the above
classes is $15 per class for
members and $18 per class for
non-members. All payments
should be made to Highlands
Art League. E-mail Watson at
anne@ annewatsonstudio.com,
for other information.
Life Studies for All
Levels will be taught for 10
weeks by Shirley Stone.
Classes will be from 9 a.m. to
noon Wednesdays beginning
Jan. 7. Students can join at
anytime. There is a nominal
fee for the models.
Betty Francisco will
teach a class in Stained Glass
All Levels. This class, which
begins Jan. 5 for five weeks,
will be taught from 8 a.m. to
noon Mondays. The first ses-
sion will run from Jan. 5 to
Feb. 2; the second session
from Feb. 9 to March 9. Cost
is $84 for members and $99
for non-members. Supply fee
is $30. Make all checks
payable to Betty Francisco.
Pastels All Levels will
be taught by Owen Jolly for
eight weeks from 6-9 p.m.
Mondays beginning Jan. 5.
*. Owen will teach another
class in Pastels All Levels
from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays
for eight weeks. beginning
Jan. 6.
Cost for Owen's classes is
$120 for members and $144
for non-members. All pay-
ments should; be made to the
Highlands Art League. A
required supply list is avail-
able.
Watercolor All Levels
will be taught by Max
Gooding from 6-9 p.m.
Tuesdays for eight weeks
beginning Jan. 6.
Gooding will teach
another Watercolor All
Levels class for eight weeks
from 9 a.m. to nbon
Thursdays beginning Jan. 8.
The dates for this class are
Jan.'8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26;
and March 5 and 12.
Cost of the above two
classes is $120 for members,
$144 for non-members. All
payments should be made to
the Highlands Art League. A


required supply list is avail-
able at www.maxgooding.
webs.com.
Polymer Clay -
Beginners will be taught by
Alice Stroppel. This class will
be offered from 9 a.m. to noon
Saturdays for four weeks
beginning Jan. 31. Cost is $80
for members and $94 for non-
members. All payments


should be made to Highlands
Art League. A required supply
list is available.

Demos and
workshops
Portrait (Oil) Three
Day will be presented by
Shirley Stone. The demon-
.stration will be from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 15. It is free
for members and $10 for non-


members. The workshop is
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday,
Jan. 16-19. Cost is $225 for
members and $250 for non-
members. Make checks
payable to Highlands Art
League. A required supply list
is available.
Still Life (Oil) One
Day will also be presented by
Stone. The workshops will be
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday,


Feb. 7 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 14. The cost
is $60 for members and $75
for non-members. Cost is a
$12 materials fee for each
one-day workshop. Make
checks payable to Highlands
Art League.
Stroppel will present
Intro to Polymer Clay One
Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24. Cost is $25
for members and $30 for non-


members. The materials fee is
$10, payable to Stroppel.
Lisa Morlee will present
Intro to Basketry One Day
for ages 12 and up from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10.
Cost is $25 for members and
$30 for non-members, plus a
$15 materials fee. Make
checks payable to Highlands
Art League.
Basics of Watercolor -
Two Day will be presented by


Barbara Wade from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 and Feb.
25. The demonstration is free
for members, $10 for non-
members. The workshops will
be offered from 9 a.m to 4
p.m. Thursday and Friday,
Jan. 29 and 30 and Feb. 26
and 27. Cost is $150 for mem-
bers and $175 for non-mem-
bers. A required supply list is
available.
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my shoes. But, as
the New Year
approaches, there
are miles ahead on
which no human
being has set foot.
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sturdy shoes and
walk with care and
thoughtfulness,
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others to follow.
However, if our shoes are
worn, they won't be able to
take the climb. We'll suffer
with tender feet and neglect
to lead others.
In fact, my husband expe-
rienced being a 'tender foot'
on a steep hiking trail in
Colorado. By the time we
headed down the trail, it
wouldn't have been wise for
us to try and follow in his
tentative and painful steps.
Ken led the way up the
mountain and impressed our
son with his confident stride;
so much so that he instructed
me to do as Ken was doing.
Ken's hiking boots weren't
new; but, they were hardly
worn out.
That's why when we were
about half way to the top, we
were surprised to hear him
exclaim, "Oh, no!" and see
him trying to hike with a
flapping sole.
Finally, he tore the sole
completely off. When we
reached our goal, his foot
was sore.
We stayed at Hinging
Lake for a while and.enjoyed
the scenery and gave Ken's
foot a chance to rest. Then
we headed back down'.
Then the other sole gave


way.
Now he was hik-
ing with moccasin
style bottoms
instead of sturdy
soles that could
withstand the
rugged terrain.
Perhaps Native
ause And Americans could

Consider have taught him
how to work the
Jan Merop soft soles to his


advantage. But, he
was on his own.
The descent over the-
rocky trail was no picnic
without soles. And following
his careful tread to avoid
unnecessary pain meant his
lead wasn't easy to follow.
Spiritually,.we need to be
sure we keep our souls in
step with God's.
As we enter this new year,
rugged terrain is sure to
challenge us.
The economy is just one
of those major climbs we all
must face.
If we want to keep our
feet securely planted in inse-
cure times, then turn to
God's Word for wisdom on
finances, relationships in
marriage and parenting,
decision making and more.
As Psalm 119: 105, NKJV,
says, "Your word is a lamp
to my feet and a light to my
path."
We'll help lead others if
we don't have tender feet
that walk fearfully. Let's fit
our feet "with the readiness
that comes from the gospel
of peace." (Ephesians 6:
15b, NIV) Selah

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It takes 1,000 years to make an inch of soil

It takes 1,000 years to make an inch of soil


Soil may be
one of the most
taken for granted
substances on
earth. But where
would we be
without it? The
answer is simple;
we wouldn't! Soil
makes up the out-
News From ermost layer of
The our planet.
Watershed Without it, there
would be no
Corine Burgess plants, which
would mean no oxygen, and there-
fore, no life forms. All that comes
from the soil is necessary for our
existence. Therefore, it is important
that we understand more about how
it is formed and how long it takes to
become the soil we walk on today.
The formation of soil is a com-
plex process. It can take up to a
thousand years to produce just a
single inch. Weather breaks down
the rocks, minerals and other mate-
rials that form soil. To put it all into
perspective, think about some of the
things that have happened during
the time it took to form just one
inch of soil.


About 1,000 years ago, kingdoms
grew in Europe; the books of the
ancient Greeks slowly began to find
their way into universities. This was
the beginning of the Middle Ages.
Over the next 450 years new
technologies were invented. .
-Plowing with horses, together with
wind and water powered mills pro-
vided more food. Improvements in
glass, mining, metal working,
clocks, cathedral building and ship
building were also made.
Gunpowder was introduced and
guns began to be developed.
The 1500s brought the comple-
tion of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona
Lisa" and Michelangelo's Sistine
Chapel ceiling. Juan Ponce de Leon
discovered Florida in 1513 John
Smith founded the first permanent
English colony in North America at
Jamestown, Va. in 1607.
Benjamin Franklin, George
Washington and Thomas Jefferson
were born in the 1700s. In 1773
American colonists threw British
tea into the Boston Harbor and three
years later the, Continental Congress
adopted the Declaration of
Independence.
Lewis and Clark begin their


expedition into the American
Northwest in 1804. In 1865, slavery
ended along with the U.S. Civil
War. From 1871-1877 Stanley
found Livingston in Central Africa;
Congress founded the first national
park Yellowstone; Alexander
Graham Bell invented the telephone
and Thomas Edison the phono-
graph.
The 1900s brought man's first
flight from Orville Wright in 1903,
the first Model "T" Ford in 1908,
and Einstein's theory of relativity in
1915. World War I ended in 1918;
women received the right to vote in
1920; and the dust bowl of 1934 led
to the first conservation district in
1937. World War II ended in 1945
and by 1951 ten million homes had
a television. The Beatles recorded
their first songs in 1962 and
President John F. Kennedy was
assassinated in 1963. Neil
Armstrong walked on'the moon in
1969.
The 1970s brought the end of the
Vietnam conflict, Endangered
Species Act, the Watergate scandal
and the death of Elvis Presley. The
'80s found Prince Charles wed to
Princess Di, the first woman in the


Supreme Court, the space shuttle
Challenger explosion and the Exxon
Valdez oil spill.
The Soviet Union collapsed in
1991. The Internet became more
popular throughout the 90's and
India and Pakistan began to test
nuclear weapons. Our country was
attacked by terrorists affiliated with
Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaedka
organization in 2001. An enormous
tsunami devastated Asia, killing
200,000 people. The 2008
*Olympics saw Michael Phelps win a
record eight gold medals. And in
2008, history was made with the
election of the first African-


American President of the United
States.
The soil that we walk on today
has seen a lot of history. In fact, the
name Adam is derived from the
Hebrew word adama, meaning earth
or soil. The Hebrew word hava,
meaning living, was translated as
Eve. Therefore, the names Adam
and Eve signify soil and life. Does
that help put it all into perspective?
Soil is a limited, non-renewable
resource. We need to take care of it
by not over-using chemicals such as
pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides.
Think about how long the soil took
to form next time you change the
oil in your vehicle and take extra
care not to get any on the ground.
The little things you do today can
save our soil for the next 1,000
years.
"How can I stand on the ground
every day and not feel its power?
How can I live my life stepping on
this stuff and not wonder at it?" -
William Bryant Logan

Corine Burgess is a Natural
Resources Specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and Water
Conservation District.


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. 592.


APOSTOLIC

* Greater Faith Apostolic
Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. invites you to
come worship with us in spirit and
truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday. For information 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. Phone: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6'
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers,
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
* First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 7 p.m..
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
, Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery
facilities are available. Bible stud-
ies at 9:45a.m.r 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
tistap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor..
Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship .Baptist Church,


1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
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: apfel-
lowship@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.
Call 453-6681 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 and 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 Jam& 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
.p.m.


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595,East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
McLoughlin, pdstort Saturday Vigil
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 a.m. 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.
* First Christian Church, 1016
W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds." Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible
School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Choir Practice & Children's
Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Groups
for all ages and Children's Choir,
6:15 p.m. Nursery provided for all
events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0358 or 385-3435. The Rev.
Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast,
10oa..m., Morning Worship, 10:30
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Praise and Worship,
6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15
p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15
p.m.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

* Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service
at 7 p.m. with special services for
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-
shil at 10:45 a.m.; and evening
service at 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening service is at 7 p.m. with
special services for children and
adults. Special 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.


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EPISCOPAL

The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 8:30
and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion
and blended music at each service.
Coffee hour following services.
Babysitting available. Newcomers
welcome. Rector is the Rev. Joyce
Holmes. Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@aol.corh Web site:
redeemeravon.com. The church is
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park
(two miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, 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.
Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday. Clean, usable dona-
tions accepted for thrift shop. Visit
our Web site:
www.spiritoflifeintl.org. "Where the
future is as bright as the promises
of God."
* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,
Sebring, FL.33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on Nov. 7, 21 and 28 at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome! Torah
Study at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29.
Havdalah services and dinner at 6
p.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29. Silent 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.m. 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
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information; call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow .the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
E* 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/trinitylutheranlp.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday 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-denomiriational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
9195, lindad owning@hotmail.com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmail.com. 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.
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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-
nity.com e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunity.com
* Iglesia Cristo Te Ama Outreach
Community Church, 1900 State
Road 64 West, Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday Bible study, 10 a.m.
Domingo Estudio BIblico 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m. Domingo
Adoracion, 11 a.m. Sunday night
miracle healing service, 7:30 p.m.
Domingo noche servicio de 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."
* 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.netl Web
site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office: hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and Women's
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,
9:30 a.rm.; Pastor's Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch,
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and-sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth
Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP 118 North Oak Ave., Lake
Placid, 465-2742. E-mail:
fpclp@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-
mail.com, Web site,
http://slpc.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@embarqmail.com, 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
www.discoverjesus.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. Burnett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
-all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45
a.m.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;
Loving 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 it
www.memorialutnc.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
* 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 Hellig, 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 websito
sebringemmanuelucc.com.


UNION
CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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


VINEYARD

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


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ARTS & LEISURE


News-Sun Sunday, January 4, 2009


Tickets on

sale for Blues

Brothers

Revival Show
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Tickets for
the Blues Brothers Revival
Show sponsored by the Avon
Park Breakfast Rotary Club
are available now at the fol-
lowing locations: Highlands
Independent Banks,
Heartland Banks, Avon Park
Chamber of Commerce,
Reflections on Silver Lake or
any member of the Rotary
Club.
The Blues Brothers
Revival show features songs
mage famous by the famous
duo. The show will be at
South Florida Community
College auditorium at 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 30.
Tickets purchased prior to
the day of the show are $20
and at the door they are
$25. The proceeds go to sup-
port 4ocal activities such as
scholarships, building ramps
for the handicapped in
Highlands County and pro-
viding dictionaries for third-
graders and Highlands
County.
Sponsors of the revival
show include Highlands
Independent Bank, Florida
Hospital, Sevigny .Eye Care,
Alan Holmes/Edward Jones,
Caddy Shack Restaurant, the
News-Sun and Highlands
Today.
For more information, call
453-5756.



Dewberry

Children's

Foundation

Luncheon

is Jan. 17
Special to the News-Sun "
SEBRING The Maria
Dewberry Children's
Foundation Luncheon is
drawing close. Enjoy a won-
derful lunch 'and painting
class at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
17 at the Elks Lodge across
from' the Kenilworth Hotel.
Doors will open at 12:30
p.m.
Donha Dewberry will
teach a class on painting a
beveled 'mirror and a pillar
candle. There will be a silent
auction with items painted by
Dewberry and other
Onestroke Certified instruc-
tors.
Dewberry is the creator of
the onestroke technique. She
is the author of of 70 books
and has certified teachers in
47 countries. She can be seen
locally on WUSF Public
Television on Saturday
mornings.
Tickets are on sale at the
Golden Pineapple from 5-9
p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday or by calling the
sponsor of the event ,Judy
Nicewicz, at 273-1339 or
386-0123. This event bene-
fits the Florida Elks Lodge
Youth Camps.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -
Marsha Penn will. begin
teaching a beginners class
in watercolor from 1-4 p.m.
Jan. 8 at the Caladium Arts
and Crafts Cooperative.
Sign up and get a supply
list at the Co-op. The fee
for the class is $15 for
members and $16 for non-


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Roger and Penny Decker will play a wide variety of country and classic rock music at
Highlands Hammock State Park at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 as the next installment of
the Music in the Park series.

Roger and Penny Decker set to

.play at Highlands Hammock


Music in the Park will
be held again at Highlands
Hammock State Park at 7
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17.
Roger and Penny Decker
will play a wide variety of
country and classic rock
music. This husband and
wife team has been mar-
ried for 25 years and per-
forming together for 24 of
those years:
Roger sings lead vocals
and plays guitar, while
Penny plays bass guitar
and keyboards. "I started
playing with him so I
could see him more as he
was always performing,"
shared Penny. "He was
gone so much that I figured
if I can't beat him, I'd join
him."
Penny had played piano
at age 8 and loved it, so she
had some musical back-
ground. However, she
began playing bass guitar
with Roger's band, mostly
teaching herself with his
help.
Husband Roger has.
always had a passion for
music and began playing
acoustic guitar at age 4.
This couple loves' to be
together and to perform
together.
"We receive lots of com-
pliments on our together-
ness after our performanc-
es," adds Penny. "We play a
really large variety of
favorites, from Travis Tritt
to Willie Nelson, and from


The
Real
Florida
Dorothy Z.
Harris


Jimmy
Buffet to
The Eagles,
basically all
the country
and classic
rock
favorites
from our
generation."
The
Deckers
have played
for many
events atf
Highlands
Hammock


in the past, including the
park's CCC Festival, which
is held on the first Saturday
of November every year.
It's been a few years since
they have played here, but
you may have seen them at
numerous arts and crafts
festivals in downtown
Sebring and Avon Park,
weddings, parties, chamber
events or at race parties.
"We play all over
Florida," says Penny. "We
have played at New Year's
Eve parties, local restau-
rants, Tanglewood,
Buttonwood Bay and the 12
Hours Race Gala. We have
played at most of the RV
campgrounds and retire-
ment communities in the
county."
Most recently you may
have seen or heard them at
a fundraiser at the
Caddyshack Bar & Grill or
the tri-chamber mixer at the


race track. While they are
originally from Michigan,
the Deckers moved to
Florida in 1988 to be closer
to their family.
"It was the best move we
ever made," enthused
Penny, who admits to an
aversion for snow. "We
were childhood sweethearts
that parted at graduation
and then found each other:
again 10 years later. We've
been together ever since,
playing music and making
people happy. We enjoy our
time together."
Why not plan some time
for you and your sweetie to
enjoy a lovely outdoor con-
cert under the stars? The
fireboxes will be crackling
and the music will waft
through the dark night air
as you snuggle up to these
popular favorites. Concert
admission is just $5 per
person and just in case you
can't find a babysitter,
accompanied kids age 12
and under are admitted free
of charge.
Coolers and picnic bas-
kets are welcome and the
Hammock Inn will be open
too. Park admission is
waived after 6 p.m.
See you soon out here in
...the real Florida.

Dorothy I,. Harris is the Park
Services Specialistfor
Highlands Hammock State
Park.


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members.
Supplies can also be pur-
chased in class for an addi-
tional fee.
The Co-op is at 132 E.
Interlake Blvd.
For more information
call 314-8442 or visit the
Web site at www.caladiu-
marts.org.


Art League offers variety of classes.


Continued from page 6B
Mixed Media Two Day will be offered
by Rose Besch and Barbara Wade from 6-8
p.m..Wednesday, March 25. This demonstra-
tion is free for members and $10 for non-mem-
bers. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27.
Cost is $175 for members and $200 for non-
members. Materials will be provided. Make
checks payable to Highlands Art League.
Christine "Filip will present Porcelain
Painting Two Day from 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20. Cost is


$50 for members and $60 for non-members.
Materials will be provided and are included in
the class fee. Make checks payable to
Highlands Art League.

Classes for children
Every Child is an Artist, Journaling
Skills for a Lifetime will be taught by Sarah
Davis from'3-5 p.m. Mondays from Jan. 3-26
and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Jan. 10-31. This
class is for children ages 7 and up, and costs
$40 per four-week session. All payments
should be made to Highlands Art League.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-452
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOAN CAROLE ASERSHON-WETZEL
a.k.a. JOAN C. WETZEL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOAN
CAROLE ASERSHON-WETZEL a.k.a. JOAN C.
WETZEL, deceased, whose date of death was
June 13, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
.attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and


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other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS. OR MORE- AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of thi-Notice
is: JANUARY4,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ULindsayM.Taran
LINDSAYTARAN
1612 Evangeline Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Daniel S. Henderson
Florida Bar No. 725021
Henderson Sachs, P.A.
7680 Universal Boulevard, Suite 100
Odando, RFlorida 32819
STelephone: (407) 248-868 -
January 4,11,2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-568
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY BRANSFORD CARPER
a.k.a. LARRY B. CARPER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LARRY
BRANSFORD CARPER a.k.a. LARRY B. CARP-
ER, deceased, whose date of death was De-
cernber 9, 2008, and whose Social Security
Number is 232-50-6217, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate 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
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands 'against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to" be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE


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TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2). YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: JANUARY4, 2009.
.Personal Representative:
/s/ Arene F. Carper
4525 Selah Road
Sebring, Florida 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Rodda 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
January 4,11,2009


INTHECIRCUITCOURT
OFTHE10THJUDICIALCIRCUIT,
.. INDJORGHLANSCU NTY., ORIQA.
CASENO.08-1210GCS
JOSEPH RICHARD,
Plaintiff,
v.
LUISM.VALDERRUTEN,
Defndant
NOTICE OFFORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pusuant to a
Rnal Judgment of Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 15, 2008 entered in CMI Case No. 08-
1210 GCS of thie Circuit Court of fte 10Ih Ju-
didal Court in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Sebring, Rofida I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembty
Room, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870-3867 at 1100 AM. on the 20h
day of January, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Rnal Judgmet,
Lot 24, Block 272, PLACID LAKES SECTION
TWENlY, according to the map or pat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the
Public Recos of HighlandsCounty, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty ower as of the dale of the Us Pendens
mustfieadaim within 60days aterthe sae.
Dated this9th dayof December, 2008.
LE BROOKER
LE"LUKE"BROOKER
CeirkoftheCirutCourt
By/s/AnnetleEDaff
Deputy Clerk
January4,11,2009


THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-438GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LUZ SUAREZ A/K/A LUZ M. SUAREZ,
etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed December 15, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 28-2008-CA-438GCS of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff, and LUZ SUAREZ
A/K/A LUZ M. SUAREZ; RAIMONDO FRITTIT-
TA; MARIA FRITTITTA A/K/A MARIA S. FRIT-
TITTA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on
the 13th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment . .. .. .
LOT 28, IN BLOCK 37, OF PLACID LAKES,
SECTION NINETEEN, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AK/A 965 MUSTANG AVENUE NW, LAKE
PLACID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 16, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Forida 33622-5018
F08027926 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
PA., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 28,2008; January 4,2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE O1TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-431GCS
U.S. BANK NA
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
STANLEY B. YEARWOOD; CYNTHIA L
YEARWOOD; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINSTTHE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES;
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; PRAIRIE
OAKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.
AK/A OAKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Rnal Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed December 15, 2008, entered in Civil Case
No. 28-2008-CA-431GCS of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of Janu-
ary, 2009 the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Rnal Judgment to-
wit.
LOT 36, IN BLOCK 1, OF COUNTRY CLUB
OF SEBRING PHASE TWO, SECTION SIX,
"NATURAL WALK", ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 16, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER
LE. "LUKE' BROOKER, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By./s/ PrisllaMichalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, PA
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954)233-8000
08-46527(FM)(FRB)
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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07001132GCS
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICARDO G. SOUZA, etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed December 15, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 07001132GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plaintiff, and RICARDO G. SOUZA;
REGINA MB, SOUZA; THE LAS PALMAS RE-
SORT -OMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
S13th day of January 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment -
LOT 645 OF LAS PALMAS RESORT, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF' COVE-
NANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS
FOR LAS PALMAS RESORT, RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1830 AT PAGE
1392 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN
AS: -
THE SOUTH-EAST HALF, MORE OR LESS,
OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY
(THE DIVIDING-INE FOR THE PROPERTY
BEING COEXTENSIVE WITH THE PART WALL
WHICH DIVIDES THE DUPLEX LOCATED
UPON THE PROPERTY) LEGALLY DESCRI-
BED AS:
LOT645. _
,THE SOUTHEASTERLY ALF-OF THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: .'A POR-
TION OF LOf 12,7BLOCK 4, TOWN OF AVON
PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK .1,
PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DES-
OT1O-:COUNTY, .(..-OF_-WHICH --HIGHLANDS--
COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) FLORIDA,
BEING.-MORE -PARTICULARLY-. DESCRIBED.
AS FOLLOWS! COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 48 SEC-
ONDS EAST,, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID LOT 12, 322.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES -12-MNiNUTES35SECONDS-
- EAST, 385.77 FEET;.THENCE NORTH 89 DE-
GREES- 47 .MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST,
41.50 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 07 MINUTES
20 SECONDS WEST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 41 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 48
DEGREES 07 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST,
26:70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 41 DEGREES 52
MINUTES'40- SECONDS EAST, 58.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. "....
A/K/A 600 E. CANFIELD STREET #645,
AVON PARK-FL 33825
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the .date of the Us Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
afterthe sale,
WITNESS' MY HAND 'and the seal of this
Court on December 16, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07057999 NMNC-FNMA-R-khartmaier
"See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance withtthe Americans Disabilities
Act, persons'with disabilities needing special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevara & Associates,
PA., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 2514766, not laterthan sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired,(I'DD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000205.
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS-
STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES
CORPORATION SASCO 2006-GEL1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILMAR PIEDRAHITA, etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Rnal Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed December 15, 2008 and entered in Case
No.- 07001132GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit In and for HIGHLANDS
County, Rorida'wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN
BROTHERS-STRUCTURED ASSET SECURI-
TIES CORPORATION SASCO 2006-GEL1, is
the Plaintiff, and WILMAR PIEDRAHITA; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; THE MILE HI GROUP, INC.; CITY
OF SEBRING; are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 13th day of january, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment
PARCEL 52 OF HIGHLANDS HOMES SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 54, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AWK/A 1602 PALM BOULEVARD, SEBRING,
FL33870
Any person claiming an Interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as, of the date of the Us Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 16,2008.
...... ..... -... . LukeE.Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L
P.O. Box-25018
-Tampa-Florida 33622-5018 -
F08010650ADVANTA-CONV-R-cgonzalez
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In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sendinge notice at Echevarria & Associates,
PA, P.O. Box2501 8,Ta ,FE33622-5018,-
. telephone (8.13) 251.74266,notlatetr tisey-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. if hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 20-2008-CA-001327
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUC-
TURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II
INC., BEAR STEARNS MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST 2006-AR5 MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIRCATES, SERIES 2006-AR5
Plaintiff
vs.
STANTON, GERALD B., etal.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GERALD B. STANTON AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GERALD STANTON
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2824 DENLEY
PLACE, SILVER SPRINGS, MD 20906
AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by,
through, .under, or against the aforesaid De-
fendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property located in Highlands County,
Florida:
LOT 27, BLOCK 2, ORANGE BLOSSOM ES-
TATES UNIT NO. 9, AS RECORDED IN THE
PLAT THEREOF, PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 50, 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 this action, on Greenspoon Mard-
er, PA Default Department, Attoreys for
Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre
South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek
Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file
original with the Clerk within 30 days after the
first publication of this notice, or on' or before
January 29, 2009; otherwise a default and a
judgment may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID
COURT on this 29th day of December.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
As Clerk of said Court
By:/s/Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
January 4,11,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE10OTHJUDICIALCIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-394GCS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIZABETH VEGA; WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF .
ELIZABETH VEGA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT(S) INPOSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS-HEREBY .GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
15th day of 'December, 2008, and entered in-
Case No. 28-2008-CA-394GCS, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff
and ELIZABETH VEGA; WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK, FAT)IKNOWnrTSPOUSE OF ELIZA-
BETH VEGA; .JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASE-
MENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
15th day of January, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit
ALL OF BLOCK F AND ALL OF BLOCK 0,
LAKEMONT ESTATES SUBDIVISION; AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 128, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding- should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-12675
December 28, 2008; January 4, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASENO. JP08-000371-XX)
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.R. dob 07/12/2005
Minor child
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY
HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Melissa Nicole Rodriguez, Melissa Pesca-
dor Rodriguez, Jessica Rodriguez, Rosalia Ro-
driguez, Sherry J. Jimenez, Sherry L. Porter,
Sherry Lynette Stanley, Sheny Lynette Marti-
nez, Melissa Rosalia Lopez, Melissa Jimenez,
Melissa Jimenez Acosta, Rosalina Melissa Lo-
pez, Lynette Stanley, Sherry Lynette Porter,
Sherry Lynette Porter-Martinez, Dawn Stanley,
Sherry Lopez, Sherry Stanley, Shari Porter,
Shed Martlnez, Sherri Porter, Melissa Rodri-
guez, Sherri Jimenez, Sherry Stanley-Jimenez,
Dawn Lopez, Lynette Martinez and Lynette
Porter.
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Termination of Parental Rights under oath
has been filed in the above styled Court by the
Department of Children & Families, seeking
the termination of your parental rights to:
M.R.
a white/Hispanic female child
bom July 12,2005
and you are hereby commanded to personally
appear before the Honorable Susan Barber
Food, a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Ju-
venile Division of the Circuit Court in and for
Highlands County, State of FlRorida, on the
28th day of January, 2009 at 10:00 AM., at
the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Court-
room 1A.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE
DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A. PARENT TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE
DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
YOU 'MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST
THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 3282 U.S. 27
.South, Sebring FL. Telephone (863) 314-
5931, not later than seven (7) days-prior to -
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER, CLERK
DATED THIS
11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2008.
- ... By: Is/Lisa J. Bass
De.pirf Clerk
December 14,21,28,2008; January 4, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.08001066GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST,
SERIES 2006-6
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
ROBERT A. MILLER; TERESA MILLER;
UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Rnal Judgment of Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 15, 2008, and entered in Case No.
08001066GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th1
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-
6 is Plaintiff and ROBERT A. MILLER; TERESA
MILLER; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 15th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment to-wit
LOT 1111, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6; -PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 17th day of December, 2008.
L.E. "-LUKE" BROOKERw -
As Clerk of said Court
By: Is/ PriscillaMichalak
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to Adminis-
trative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act if you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you,. to provisions of certain as-
sistance.' Please contact the Court Administra-
tor at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870, Phone No. (863) 534-4690 within 2
working days of your receipt of this notice or
pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771 (TODD); if you are voice im-
paired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V). (Via Florida
Re7aySeiRvices). ... -.
December 28, 2008; January 4, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
SUPPORTING THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD
..._MjTJATION PLAN, AND APPROVING THE
SPRING LAKE I-PROVEMENTD1STRICT--
HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
The Spring Lake Improvement District will
hold a public meeting on Wednesday, January
14, 2009, 3:00 p.m., in the office of the Dis-
trict at 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida
33876. The meeting is being held for the pur-
pose of approving the Spring Lake Improve-
ment District Hazard Mitigation Plan and sup-


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Along with the Board of Supervisors and Dis-
trict Manager, Highlands County Planners
Zane Thomas and Susan BuChans will be in
attendance.
EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RE-
SPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON
MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Joe DeCerbo
District Manager
January 4,2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
THE ADOPTION OF A PROPOSED AMEND-
MENT TO CERTAIN WATER RATES, FEES,
CHARGES, AND COMPREHENSIVE REGULA-
TIONS FOR THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVE-
MENTDISTRICT.
The Spring Lake Improvement District will
hold a public hearing on Thursday, January
15, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in the office of the Dis-
trict at 115 Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring,
Florida 33876 for the purpose of hearing pub-
lic comment and objections of certain rates,
fees, charges and operating policies for the
District's water utility system. The District will
consider increasing the Fixed User Charge,
per 1,000 gallons, and other Water Depart-
ment Fees and Charges. Any changes will go
into effect immediately.
EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RE-
SPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON
MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
-BASED.
Joseph DeCerbo,
District Manager
December28,2008; January 4,2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHETENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-557GCS
SUNTRUST BANK NA F/K/A
SUNBANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHINY VIJAYAN, etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY.GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 24, 2008 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-557GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST
BANK, NA F/K/A SUNBANK, NA, Is the
Plaintiff and SHINY VIJAYAN; VIJAYAN K.
-KORI; are the Defendants,-I-will sell -to-the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on
the 27th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Rnal
Judgment
LOT 16, BLOCK 80, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION 7, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BLOCKS
79 AND 80, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 42, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AK/A 197 WILSON WAY NE, LAKE PLAC-
ID,FL33852 ,
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens. must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 29,2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Rorida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08033999 SUNTRUST-CONV-R-abiven
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sending the notice at Echevardia & Associates,
PA, P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TODD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1180
DAVID L MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
AHMADAL MISTARIHI and
CITY OF SEBRING
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final
decree of foreclosure entered in the above en-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Highlands County, Florida described as:
Lot 57, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION,
according to the map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 54, Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
AND
Lot 74, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION,
according to the map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 54, Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring,
Rorida, at 11:00 am. on the 27th day of Janu-
ary, AD. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this
Honorable Court, this 31st day of December,
A.D. 2008.
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: Is/ SaraTumbull
Deputy Clerk
January 4,11,2009


IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OFTHE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GCO 08-1321
LARRY B. CARPER
Ptaintiff(s)
vs.
TERRY ODOM
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final
decree of foreclosure entered In the above en-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Forida, I Will sell the property situate
in Highlands County, Rorida described as:
Lot 6, Block 89, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 8,
according to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page(s) 70, Public Records of
Highlands County, Rorida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of Highlands County. Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of Janu-
ary, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this
Honorable Court, this 31st day of December,
A.D. 2008.
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: ist SaraTumbull
-Deputy Clerk
January 4,11, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1276-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE M. ROSARIO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSE M. ROSARIO; NOEMI ROSARIO;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NOEMI
ROSARIO; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINSTTHE NAMED DEFENDANT(S);
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
AK/A RIVERSIDE BANK; HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA; WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN
TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
.Rnal Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Highlands County, RFlor-
ida, described as:
LOT 2, BLOCK 5, GRAND PRIX HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 76, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
1209 Forest Road
Sebring, FL 33872
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located, at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on January
15,2009.
DATED THIS 17TH DAY OF DECEMBER,
2008.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
thesale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 17th day of December, 2008.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/t Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk


News-Sun Sunday, January 4, 2009


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Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegrai.
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
December 28,2008; January 4,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08000547GCS
U.S. BANK, NA, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO THE LEADER MORTGAGE COMPANY
Plaintiff,
v.
FRANK J. UNGER;___UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF FRANK J. UNGER; ANGELA MCLEAN; and
all unknown parties claiming by, through,
under or against the herein named
Defendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or other
claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the
parties intended to account for the person or
persons In possession; FLORIDA HOUSING
FINANCE CORPORATION; RONALD L. OWEN,
D.D.S., PA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on Oc-
tober 13, 2008, and the Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale entered on December 12,
2008, in this cause, I will sell the property sit-
uated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida descri-
bed as:
LOT 4, BLOCK 21, OF SUN 'N LAKES ES-
TATES OF-SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
a/ka 3829 RAMIRO ST., SEBRING, FL 33872
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, at 11:00 o'clock a.m.,
on January 15, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Sebring, Florida this 17th day of
December, 2008.
Luke Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /st PriscillaMichalak
Deputy Clerk
December 28,2008; January 4,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1129
WAYNE A. NIPPLE and NORABELLE
.R. NIPPLE, Individually and as Trustees
of The Wayne and Norabelle Nipple
Loving Trust ula 10/18/1990
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
SCOTT M. SULLIVAN, MELISSA D.
SULLIVAN, and SEBRING HEART CENTER,
CENTER PA., et al
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF .SALE "
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final
decree of foreclosure entered in the above en-
titled cause in the Cicuit Court of Highlands
County, Forida, I will sell the property situate
in Highlands County, Florida described as:
Lots 1812 and 1813, AVON PARK LAKES
UNIT NO. 6, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 93, Public
Records of Highlands County, Rorida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
'for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring,
Rorda, at 11:00 a.m..on the 27th day of Janu-
ary, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this
Honorable Court this 31st day'of December,
A.D.2008.
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By:/s/ Sara Tumbull
Deputy Clerk
January 4,11,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-001104-GCS,
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA
Plaintiff,
v.
LYNDA K RICHARDSON; __UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LYNDA K. RICHARDSON; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through, under
or against the herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trust-
ees, spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
apd/or TENANT #2, the parties intended to ac-
count for the person or persons in posses-


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sion; UNITED STATE OF AMERICA,
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN
DEVELOPMENT; STATE OF FLORIDA
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure daied Decem-
ber 15, 2008, in this cause, I will sell the
property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Flor-
ida described as:
LOT 10, BLOCK 1, OAK VIEW SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 23-A, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 701 W. Palmetto Street, Avon Park, Flor-
ida 33825 ,
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, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock am.,
on January 15,2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
mustfilea claimwithin 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Sebring, Florida this 17th day of
December, 2008.
Luke Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /st PriscillaMichalak
Deputy Clerk
December 28,2008; January 4,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
Case No. 07-000628-GCS
CAROL SWANSON and HELGE SWANSON,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
COAST BANK OF FLORIDA, a Florida
State-Chartered Bank,
Defendant
FIRST BANK, a Missouri state chartered
bank as successor by merger with COAST
BANK OF FLORIDA, a Florida state
chartered bank,
Counter-Plaintiff.
vs.
CAROL SWANSON and HELGE SWANSON,
Counter-Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Consent Final Summary Judgment and Award
of Attorney's Fees and Costs entered In this
cause on December 18, 2008, the under-.
signed will sell the property, situated in High-
lands County, Florida, described as:
Lot 4, Block 349, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF
SEBRING UNIT 16, according-to plat thereof
as recorded In Plat Book 10, Page 4, public re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
*at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for -CASH, at the Highlands County Court-
'house, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, Highlands County, at 11:00
a.m. on the 20th day of January, 2009.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATE: December 19,2008.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /st Annette E. Daft
January 4,11,2009
Deputy Clerk

IN THE CIRCUITCOURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILACTION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001282
DIVISION:
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK-L DELANEY, IIet al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF.SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 15,
2008, and entered-in Case No. 28-2008-CA-
001282 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Flori-
da in which WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff and MARK L. DELA-
NEY, II, REBECCA A. DELANEY, WACHOVIA
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, are defendants,. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the base-
ment, Highlands County. Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870,
Highlands County, Forida at 11:00am on the
13th day of January, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
LOT 17, BLOCK 57, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, UNIT FIVE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, AT PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 6415 GRANADA BLVD, SEBRING, FL
33872
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 17th
day of December, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Rorida
By: /s PriscillaMichalak
Deputy Clerk


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I also do deck, dock & fence stainingl!!l
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2000

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classes and
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Entrance Test is
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Up to 150$/day. Undercover shoppers
needed to judge retail and dining
establishments. Exp not req.
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RN

STAFF
DEVELOPMENT

Serve as our Nurse
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*Overseeing credit and collection policies to
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making collection calls as necessary
*Acting as point person for financial issues
with our corporate accounting and human re-
source staff
The ideal candidate will possess strong inter-
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ment and development; four-year accounting
degree with experience in financial statement
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For consideration, please send your resume,
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ces:
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US 27S, Sebring, FL 33870, or e-mail the in-
formation in Microsoft Word format to:
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4040 Homes For Sale
PALM HARBOR
4/2 2000sq ft
14 houses tp choose from
Starting at $499 per month
800-622-2832
4084 0 Homes for Sale
4080V Sebring
BEAUTIFUL SUN N LAKES home- just listed
Newly remodled through out 2/2/1 on lovely
quiet cul-de-sac. New Kitchen, wood/ile-,
new roof, large fenced yard, screened lania .
$129k (863)385-650


Lake Sebring Canal Home. 3BR/2BNA2CG.
11 X 21 family room. New kitchen apple new
tiled floors & new carpet in bedrooms.
Newer roof & water heater. Almost 2200
total sq ft. Call 863-835-1196. $135,000.

00 1 Homes for Sale
4'OO Lake Placid .
BY BUILDER
NOW FOR Sale.REDUCED BY 65K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$214,900.620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.


News-Sun Sunday, January 4, 2009


4100 Homes for Sale
Lake Placid
REDUCEDAJptown LP- Featuring a Tuscan-
Inspired Pergola 4BR/2BA, New CHA, Energy
efficient Mediterrnean-style tile throughout
home, installed December 2007; DSL and
home phone-ready, phone lack throughout
home, satellite and/ or cable ready; new roof
installed 2007, exceeds current wind-speed
laws & with warranty; all appliances included,'
gas stove, alum. shed, fenced in back yard;
comer lot (includes 2 lots=.45acre); 13 fruit
trees; 25 rose bushes; oak trees. $124,900
Call 863-441-4392 Address 209 Plumosa St



12 Villas & Condos
412 For Sale
THE TERRACES CONDOMINIUM
1655 Lakeview Dr., Unit B105, Lakefront
Condo, 2BR/2BA 1200SF, completely rebuilt
to original condition, all appliances. Certified
appraisal, $183K, Mail inquiries to: 5229
Northcrest Village Dr., Clarkston, MI. 48346

4170 Lakefront Property
4'70 For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
.100ftlakefront, lake view,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.


4300 Out-of-Tow
BUY TIMESHARE RESALES
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No Commissions or Broker Fees.
Free Consultation www.sellatlmeshare.com
1-877-494-8246.


5000


Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
50 For Sale
14 X 70,3/2 full baths, eat in kitchen, large .liv-
ing rm, large fla rm, with shop on back. New
vinyl siding, AC unit, new washer/dryer, rub-
ber roof- carport, low lot rent Call 863-382-
2717 or 574-527-3889


40 FOOT 1993 5th Wheel. Furnished.
Washer/dryer. Shed. Lots of storage. Fully
skirted. Good condition. Lake Josephine RV
Park, Lot 7. $12,000. Call 863-655-0859
AVON PARK-Villa Del Sol. 55+ park, behind
Winn-Dixie. 1218W. Bohland. 1BR/1BA.
Screen & vinyl in sun room. Exc. cond.
$6000. Credit & background check by park.
Call 863-452-2849, leave message.

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


BEAUTIFUL 28 X 52 DOUBLE Wide in
large lot. 3bd, 2ta, full cap-rt,
adtiam a
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.


5 1 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.
SEBRING AREA- Partially
furnished
starting @ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR
available. Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.
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.


6050 Duplexes for Rent
SEBRING-N E W Construotion 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG.,$900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311
6 1AO Villas & Condos
6 i. For Rent
SEBRING -.TOWN HOUSE/VILLA
rner Unit 2200 SQ FT, 2BR, 2BA,
203, en,. $1000/mn. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247


2O0 Unfurnished
6 Apartments
$500, AND $200 SECURITY MOVES YOU IN!
Duplex, 2 brliba, -near Sebring High
SchooVFred 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


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


6200 Unfurnished
620 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. Petfriiendly
HWY 27 S. behindDunkin 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.

FREE RENT special Ig clean quiet 1/1, incl.
cable, no dogs. 863-385-1999.
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
N E W 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 NC
32ftflorida rm. Everything 1st class.
Remarkable view of lake. No smoking.
Call 863-699-0045.


6300 Unfurnished Houses
(2) 2BR/1BA homes recently re-
modeled. New carpet & paint.
$475/mo, 1st, last & sec. Available
Jan. 01,2009. Call 863-991-5159.

2/1 $675.00 1st, last & 500 security
(863)402-0400 OR (863) 414-0842
5514KNIGHTAve Sebring 212 $600mo.
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 $900mo.
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

HOMES BY GEORGE- New Build!.
3/2/2 energy efficient "green" home nestled
in natural FL setting; Completion Jan. 2009
104 Captiva Court, Island Parkway Estates,
Placid Lakes (863) 464-0836 or
www.earthfriendlvhomes.net

SEBRING AREA
3BR/1.5BA,$550/mo.
2BR/1BA Duplex, $450/mo.
CALL 863-655-3504

6320 Seasonal Property

FREE CABLE, $675/mo., inc. all util., A/C;
Ig clean guiet 1/1, nicely furn. 863-385-
1999

6350 Cottaes for Rent
SEB- Cottage on Red Beach Lake.
Everything
furnished, cable, TV. 3 mos. minimum.
$575/mo. Call 863-655-1202.


7000
Merchandise


7140 Computers& Supplies
FREE NINTENDO Will With your New
Computer. Brand Name Laptops
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7180 Furniture

NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING


North of Lowes& across from
Home Depot
WEST COAST FURNITURE
now accepting quality
consignment items.
CALL 863-382-7666

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Antique lamp, bronze base (Aladdin's) style
lamp w/multi-colored translucent shade.
Approx. 30" high, shade 16" wide. Mint cond.
A MUSTSEE! 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 863-471-1546anytime.




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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 sell desk and stand seper-
alltey. Call norma jean 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.

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.
SAMSUNG Color TV-used. 20" $25
Call 863-655-6392.
Satellite Dish, Winegard, new. Portable for RV
w/25' of cable, works w/Direct TV & Dish
Network. $90: Call 863-453-7027.

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!!!!

Sebring- Mullti-Family Sale @ Colony
Point Clubhouse on Northwood Blvd.
Turn by the Blue Lagoon. Fri-Sat,
Jan. 9th & 10th. 8AM-12PM.


7520 Pets& Supplies


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 Medical Supplibs
7 & Equipment
Mobility Rally 3-wheel electric
Sco6ter, new. $850 OBO!
Call 863-382-4757.


www.newssun.com


8000
Recreation


9000
Transportation


91 00 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 Sierra, clean from hood to bed cab.
134K. $2000. Call 863-382-8761 to see.


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





9400 Automotive Wanted

CASH FOR CARS!
863-414-1738
DONATE A CAR HELP CHILDREN
FIGHTING DIABETES.
Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-
runners OK. Deductible. Call Juvenile
Diabetes Research FoOndation
1-800-578-0408
Donate A Car Today To Help Children And
Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free
Towing. Tax Deductible. Children's Cancer
Fund of America, Inc. wwwccfoa.orq
1-800-469-8593


9450 Automotive for Sale
1989 MERCEDES 300 TE wagon, white, new
tires, very nice 190k, must see. $2000.00
call 414-1738
1997 FORD CONTOUR
Looks good, runs great.
$1600 OBO.
Call 863-381-1839
1999 Satum SC1, good condition, 30-40 mpg,
runs great $5500 OBO. Call 863-632-0089.

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, A/C, 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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