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DBy ED BALDRIDGESJ
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING Capt. Preston
Colby of Florida Public Safety filed
a lawsuit Monday morning against
Highlands County for failure to pro-
duce public records as required by
Florida Government in the Sunshine
laws.
Colby names the county commis-
sioners as a whole as well as
Chairperson Barbara Stewart,
County Administrator Michael J.
Wright, Assistant County
Administrator Ricky Helms,


New murals
unveiled in LP

PAGE 2A


Records Management Officer Gloria
Rybinski and Planning Director
James Polatty as
individual defen-
dants in three differ-
ent counts of either
denying Colby's
records requests or
claiming exemption
to notes and e-mails.
Colby Count 1 of the
suit. alleges that
Colby requested to see certain pub-
lic records concerning a zoning
change request, but was told that


some of those documents do not
exist.
According to Colby's current
complaint, in July 2005 county staff
gave a positive recommendation to a
rezoning request. That recommen-
dation was later changed to a nega-
tive recommendation after Polatty,
former county administrator Carl E.
Cool, and Commissioner Guy
Maxcy "unlawfully influenced JP
(James Polatty) to change the staff
report to deny the rezoning request."

Continued on page 9A


FROM PORTABLE To PERMANENT


News-Sun photo by W(ATARA SIMMONS
Sebring ,High School students got to attend classes in a new building for the first time Tuesday morning. The
two-story structure replaced a good portion of the portable classrooms on the campus.

SHS freshman start new year with new building


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING Freshmen students
at Sebring High School are out of
the portables and into their very own
building.
The two-story addition, which
c~nitains 20 classrooms, will replace
20 portables previously used for the
Freshman Foundation classes.
"We were trying to find a place to
keep them all together, so that's
where they were," said Jim Howard,
assistant principal at SHS, about
placing nearly all the freshman stu-
dents in portables.
For ninth-grade science teacher
Allison Rapp, in her third year,
teaching in portables was all she
knew.
"I never knew what it was like
because I started out (in portables,)"
she said. "Now I feel like I won the
lottery."
Rapp joked about being able to
write on her white board without it
rattling against portable walls, but as
a science teacher her old room held
her back.
The ability to go in depth with her


Strong field set
for Harder Hall

SPORTS, PAGE 1B


Volume 90/Number 3 I 50 cents


Photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Six-month-old baby Jayla Lee,
shown here at 1 month old, was
killed in an accident in southern
Polk County on Sunday.

Mom fighting

for life after

baby killed

in car crash

Truck ran red light
to cause Sunday
wreck in Polk Co.
By ED BALIDRIDGE
.ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING How do you fix a
broken heart?
After Nicole J. Pounds, who was
involved in a tragic traffic accident
Sunday evening, gets stitched back
together, she still has to deal with the
emotional trauma that awaits.
The 34-year-old Pounds was in
surgery for an aortic bypass on
Tuesday, and is still not aware that
her six-month-old
daughter, Jayla Lee,
died in the crash.
That's one hurt
that cannot be fixed.
"She's my only
daughter," said an
emotional Michele
Hurn, grandmother Nicole
to baby Jayla. Pounds
"She has been
sedated since the accident, and she
knows there has been a accident, but
she is not aware of the death yet. We
just didn't have the heart to tell her.
The nurses are telling her to just con-
centrate on getting better right now,"
Hurn said.
Pounds' vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet
four-door, was struck by a pick-up
driven by Michael Andrew
Hilkemeyer, 33 of Montgomery City,
Mo., as she was making a left turn
onto U.S. 27 from Scenic Highway.
The report from the Florida
Highway Patrol stated that
Hilkemeyer ran a red light. Alcohol
was not a factor in the crash, the FHP

Continued on page 9A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Hollie Johnson (right) teaches a teen leadership class in the new building
at Sebring High School.


subject, in things like labs or experi-
ments, was hindered.
"Before, I was very limited in
what I could do," she said. "I had no


running water; now I have a sink and
demonstration table."

Continued on page 9A


Police: Man cased Sebring


bank before he robbed it


Courtesy photo
Sebring police say that this man robbed the Highlands
Independent Bank's downtown branch Friday afternoon.
The photo is from an earlier visit, which police say was
used to plan the robbery.


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge @newssun.com
SEBRING Investigator
Larry Carmody announced
Monday that the Sebring
Police Department has pic-
tures of the man who robbed
Highlands Independent Bank
last Friday.
"The suspect was seen on
video casing the place on Dec.
30, 2008," Carmody said.
"He was wearing a white
stocking net on his head. We
have pictures of him casing


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the bank, and we have pic-
tures of him the day of the
robbery," Carmody said.
Police were dispatched to
the HIB branch at 205 W.
Center Ave. around 5:45 p.m.
Friday.
"We are progressing in our
investigation, but we still
have a lot of evidence to


process," Carmody said.
"We do have a couple of
tips, and we are following up
with those as soon as possi-
ble," Carmody said in a phone
interview on Monday after-
noon.
The bank lobby is open on
Fridays until 6 p.m. Just
before Friday's closing, a
black male entered the bank
with a leather or canvas bag
and informed the teller that he'
Continued on page 9A


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BBQ fest

starts with

tractor

parade
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING 1994 is a
historical year that lives long
in the taste buds.
That was the year of the
inaugural 12 Hours of
Barbecue the first of the
"pig fests;" the initial bash
that pitted pulled pork mas-
ters against each other; the
original deliciously twisted
culinary contest of epic sauce
and broken hearts.
An instant hit, by its sec-
ond year the 12 Hours of
Barbecue wias such a tangy
phenomenon, such a swirling
cloud of competing mesquite,
hickory, "and oak smoke that
it demanded something spe-
cial to spark it off, something
that would draw even more
of the hungry and the curi-
ous, something that said,
"more is to come," some-
thing that had to be big, had
to have moving .parts, and
had to be fun.
Thus was born the antique
tractor parade.
But don't take the tractor
part too seriou's:
Of course tractors are the
heart of the show. And thanks
to the Flywheelers they will
be again.
But George White, one of
the organizers, reminds peo-
ple the parade is open to any-
one with an interesting vehi-
cle no matter how big, no
matter how small it's just
got to be antique or oldish at
the least. It can i .i-be alive
- one year there;was even an .
elephant. '; ..
Have a clisic truck, or
elderly motorcycle, or an
Edsel, Belair, Reo or Model
A? Come on and show off.
Continued oh page 9A


News-Sun staff report
SEBRING A pair of next-door neighbors
apparently shared more than just a property
line on Wolf 'Creek Road in Sebring.
According to the Highlands County Sheriff's
Office, they also both were growing marijuana
- one of them with a plant sprouting in the
front yard.
The HCSO received a confidential tip on
Sunday about marijuana growing at 2116 Wolf
Creek Road, arind deputies reportedly found a
pot plant growing in the front yard of that
address. That, of course, led them to search
inside the house, where they reportedly found
four plants growing in a closet, which had
been turned into a growing area.
Deputies also reportedly found dried mari-
juana, as well as several pipes and rolling
paper. The total amount of pot seized was 369
grams.
After his arrest, 56-year-old Jamtes Knox
reportedly told deputies that he wad &growing
the marijuana for his personal use. He was
charged with producing marijuana and posses-
sion of more than 20 grams of marijuana (both
felonies) and possession of narcotic equip-
ment. He was freed after posting $2,500 bond.


Germaine, Benton take oaths of office


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Bob Germaine.(center) is sworn in as Clerk of Courts by Judge David
Langford at the Government Center on Tuesday. Holding the Bible is
Germaine's wife, Monica.


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton is:sworpi in for her second term
by Judge David Langford on Tuesday. Holding the Bible are Benton's
granddaughters Haley (right) and Paige Benton.


Two new murals added in Lake Placid


By CHRISTOPHER
..TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID Just in
time for 2008, the Lake
Placid Mural Society offi-
cially unveiled the two most
recent murals "Green
Dragons Basketball 1940" at
the Rhodes Law Firm, 307
E. Interlake Blvd., on Dec.
30, and "Annie Hill -
Nurse Midwife&' at Dr. Neil
Shechtman's 6ffice, 316 W.
Interlake Blvd. on Dec. 31.
The mural dedicated to the
high school -basketball pro-
gram and its history, depicts
the first varsity team. Of the
original group, only Alfred
Eide, who is credited with
actually naming the team,
and Roy Henderson are still
alive.
The mural is a valuable
replacement for living mem-
i'ries now faig ,
For example, artist'Keith
Goodson centered the young
athletes on a version of the
concrete outdoor tennis
court the team really played
on. After dark, light from


Courtesy photo
Keith Goodson recently completed this mural of the original Lake Placid varsity basket-
ball team.


automobiles parked around
the tennis court provided the
illumination.
The historical athletes are


south as Miami.
"She was a strorIg per-
son," Griffin said. "Strictly
business."
She also was a ylevout
Christian, a member of one
of the founding families of
Shiloh Baptist Church, and
active in the Mason's
Eastern Star organization.
"We expect this mural to
'generate a lot ,of interest,"
Porter said. "Think of the
numbers (over 1,500 babies
.delivered)."
She related a story of


Goodson is a longtime Highlands County. She is being in a restaurant and
Mural Society artist and vol- credited with delivering well falling into a conversation
unteer. In addition to having over 1,500 babies of every with a middle-aged man
painted 10 murals, he helps race and combination, in a whose every sibling had


painted in careful detail, '"with restorations. career spanning close to 60 been delivered by Hill,
looking as they did,. Other Harriet Porter, president years, from 1918 to 1976. although he had not.
fictional athletes Tepresenit:" qofih ural Society, is-most. "She didn't 'drive," said This is' the first mural
tlo,ejcontinuing bsketb.all, excited about .the artWo er granddaughter, ViviAn :painted by Courtney Canova
p~roram. dedicatedcatd to Annie Hill, a 'Griffin, "but if someone' for the Lake Placid Mural
The work of art measures legend in Lake Placid. could get her there, there .
31 feet wide by 10 feet high. Hill, who was born in were no limits as to where Society and measures 40 feet
The Green Dragons' skunk December 1891, spent her she would go:" long and 'is 10 feet high.
mascot is remembered' as a entire life living and work- Hill delivered babies all There are now 43 murals
hidden visual joke. ing as a nurse midwife in over Florida, even as far in Lake Placid.


Meanwhile, Deputy Michael
Brod reported that he also
made contact with Knox's
neighbor at 2118 Wolf Creek
Road, 26-year-old Nicholas
James Vought, and got verbal
consent to search his house.
Knox.' ,Deputies found one marijuana
.;, plant growing in the attic,
Which had been set up with
lights and reflective material to
j k m'.al : it into a growing area.
Deputies also reportedly found
a drying area in a closet that
contained a "small amount" of
marijuana. The total amount of
Vought pot seized was 121.5 grams.
Vought reportedly told
deputies that he was trying to grow marijuana
from a seed that a friend gave him, but that he
didn't use it himself. He was booked on the
saghi'lirges as his neighbor, but his bail was
st tat $55,000, most likely due to a pair .f pre-
viusarrests one forDUI on Dec. 22, 2007
in Avon Park and another for possession of a
synthetic narcotic with intent to sell on Jan. 31,
2008. He was still in custody Tuesday.


Safe stolen from KFC recovered in LP


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID'I:- Poli6e
have recovered ,the safe that
was stolen from the Lake'
Placid Kentucky Fried
Chicken restaurant Monday,
intact.
No arrests have been
made, but "hopefully an
arrest is imminent," said Det.
James Fansler of the Lake
Placid Police Department.
"The officer is putting
together some evidence to
speak to suspects he believes
may be involved," Fansler
said.


No video was taken of the
prime and no alarm went off,
because the restaurant isnot
equipped with thosee. safety.
meAsures.
"Unfortunately for some


reason they have not put any
procedures in place to pro-
tect their business," Fansler
said.
The businesss manager
Continued on page 9A


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We strive to provide the best customer service in all facets of our
operation. Those who are unable to resolve their problems through the
usual channels are invited to call my office directly.

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


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
No details were available at press time regarding a two-vehicle crash that took place-
Monday afternoon at the intersection of Memorial and Sunset drives. Confirmed are the
involvement of a four-door red Cadillac DTS, and a white sub-compact Toyota Scion.
The driver of the Scion and two passengers from the Cadillac were transported to
Florida Hospital Heartland Division. The Florida Highway Patrol conducted the investi-
gation at the scene, with the sheriff's office providing back-up and the West Sebring
Volunteer fire department assisting.

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EDITORIAL & OPINION


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TODAY'S EDITORIAL

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records, let 'em have it!


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TODAY'S LETTERS


Bush deserves
credit, thanks for job
he's done
Editor:
As a new administration is
soon to take over in
Washington, D.C., I want to
say thank you to the outgo-
ing president. We know
President Bush is not per-
fect, or a god, but mortal as
we all are. There has never
been a perfect president, nor
will there be. But I believe
he has wanted to do what is
right and he has trusted God
for help and wisdom.
I appreciate him for doing
his best to keep our country
safe. There were no more
9/11's under his watch.
He has kept morality in
his charge: for life; for mar-
riage of one man and one
woman; for rights for every-
one, but not special rights
for limited groups.
Are the economic prob-
lems we have the fault of
only one president? I think
not. It doesn't happen in just
two short terms. Economic
problems result from long-
term decisions.
So I say to President
Bush, as he leaves office,
"Thank you, President Bush,
for being a good president
and trying your best to do
what is right and safe for our
USA and the world. May
God bless you in retirement
as He has in public service."
And God bless the USA.
Elaine Douglas
Sebring

Apologize for what?
Editor:
After reading Bud
Morgan's recent editorial
titled "Doesn't anyone apol-
ogize anymore?" I am com-
pelled to point out that the
precondition for an apology
is the recognition that one
had done something inappro-
priate, a breach.of manners,
a mistake, a faux pas.


However the current style
of "in your face" deception
currently in vogue does not
admit error, as amply
demonstrated by our soon to
be replaced president and
vice president. When asked
what he considered to be his
greatest mistake President
Bush was hard pressed to
find any fault or flaw in his
disastrous administration.
When. the absence of WMD
in Iraq was called to his
attention his response was
"So what?" Apologize ?
Now completing his
vaunted "Victory Lap," visit-
ing Iraq, Afghanistan and
other venues of his recent
disasters, it should be clear
that no one has anything to
apologize for.
Surely with role models
such as the King of
Chutzpah as the trendsetter -
apologies are a thing of the
past. Denial and rewriting
history are in vogue and in
such circumstances the
admission of fault, the
acceptance of responsibility
and the honest expression of
regret have no place in. con-
temporary dialogue.
Randy Ludacer
Lake Placid

Revise property laws
to help Americans
Editor:
To keep Americans in
their homes "nationwide,"
the true value of homes and
the result of the many taxes
heaped upon property own-
ers must be a revised under-
taking in the very near
future. They must be revised.
The tax laws on property
must be changed to favor
ownership, not to discourage
ownership.
A big part of the housing
problem comes from
overzealous public servants
who wish to increase their
own take-home pay and not
to the welfare of the public


il News Providers"


they serve.
The most important thing
to a child is a stable home
life and a roof over their
heads and a full stomach,
everything else is secondary.
The nation is entering into
a very serious depression,
one that could overshadow
the 1929 collapse and the tax
laws on property are putting
too heavy a burden on the
public, nationwide.
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring


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et 'em have it! That's what we
here at the News-Sun say to both
sides of the argument about pubic


records requests.
We support the "govern-
ment in the sunshine" law,
and we often quote the adage
here that there is no privacy
within a newspaper.
But recently it has become
apparent that for some in
Highlands County it is not
always as easy as it should be
to research the records or to
get information out of the
local governments.
Most citizens do not care
that county commissioners
may be trying to cover up a
mistake, nor that a local city
government has not correctly
held its public hearings.
And who really wants to
know why more than 100
loads of dirt were hauled to a
private farm and dumped by
county dump trucks?
But the law clearly states
that all have access to what-
ever information any govern-
ment official uses to make
decisions and that everyone
should be allowed access to
all the paperwork, notes, e-
mails, video, audio tapes,
discussions, meetings and
transcripts of meetings.
And why not?
The people who work in
government are supposed to
represent the taxpayers who
pay their salary, not their own
public interests. That makes
John Q. Public the boss.
Keeping information from


your boss is a bad thing, and
could get some fired or voted
out of office by those they
serve.
Everything should be prop-
erly documented and every
record should be available to
whoever asks.
We say if anyone makes a
records request, let 'em have
it!
No discussion, no argu-
ments, no exemptions.
And because the terminol-
ogy and process of reaching
decisions is sometimes a
complicated monster, help
them find it. And be happy
about it, even if a citizen
makes more than 100
requests a month.
Slow responses, unfound-
ed questions, and trying to
exempt some information
just breeds distrust, and
makes a process that is sup-
posed to be clear, open and in
"the sunshine" somewhat
cloudy.
A lawsuit filed Monday by
Capt. Preston Colby of
Florida Public Safety alleges
that county officials withheld
or even destroyed public
records.
It is not the first time he
has sued for public informa-
tion, and his current com-
plaint reads like a rap sheet
of violations of records
"requests, including the e-


mails and public records to
back it up.
A recent News-Sun article
pointed out that records
requests in Avon Park were
being delayed because of
staffing issues or because the
city manager was waiting on
a meeting to happen before
releasing some information.
Commissioner Barbara
Stewart is on streaming video
on the county Web site stat-
ing that a five-minute. limit
with no rebuttal during a
public hearing is county poli-
cy while an e-mail from the
county records clerk states
that there is no policy.
What 'do we here at the
News-Sun say to lawsuits,
fines and criminal reports
about withholding records?
Let 'em have it!
This time with all the
penalties, votes, lawsuits,
fines and punishment that the
law allows.
No citizen should ever
have to take a public records
request to court. That is just
one more way to stall a
records request, hoping that
the request will go away
because of court costs and
attorney fees.
It should be a felony, not
just a misdemeanor, to with-
hold information from the
public for whatever the rea-
son.
The taxpayer is the boss,
and it is about time that the
local governments and elect-
ed officials began acting that
way.
Let 'em have it!


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Throughout history, ever since
the first time a caveman realized a
rock could be used as a tool, the
guy who could use his brain more
than his hands was thought to be
protected by new technology. His
career aspirations would only be
enhanced by whatever new gadget
someone was about to introduce.
That idea stood for a million years.
The ones who used their hands or
their backs in order to build the
shiny new object were thought to be
marking time till technology would
trump them and they'd have to learn
an entire set of skills all over again.
As we age that's an increasingly
uncomfortable thought particularly
for those of us who weren't texting
our BFF's during recess. Our brain
is already crowded with kid's sports
schedules, PIN numbers and dead-
lines. Throw in the desire to keep
job security, hanging onto health-
care benefits and providing for the
family and it's a sizeable dose of
anxiety.
But it's been preached to us from


every quarter for two hundred years
that getting a college degree would
prevent most of those hiccups.
There may be layoffs during a steep,
recession but they won't last and in
the end those with degrees will have
richer lives and cushier retirements.
Welcome to 2009 and a reality
check right on the heels of the death
of the old adage that real estate is
always a good investment or bro-
kers make money even in bad mar-
kets. The end of that last one is
probably making a few people smile
as they hold their most recent 401k
statement. Apparently there is a
limit to how much the financial sys-
tem can be exploited.
It turns out, though, there is an
old saying that still has a lot of
staying power. Why buy the cow
when you can get the milk for free?
This time it applies to old school
journalists many of whom found
themselves out on the street this
summer.
Their situation does have some-
thing to do with the possible eco-


nomic depression
that's all around
but it also has a
lot more to do
with how a very
old profession is
morphing right
now into some-
thing new.
Guest Many people
are now getting
ConlulIII their news from
Martha the Internet,
Randolph Carr which would be
fine if they were
turning to reliable sources such as
the web sit for their local paper.
However, that new craze, the per-
sonal blog, has a lot of newcomers
who've never taken a class or
worked under an experienced editor
reporting what they see as the news
with their own take on it. Pundits
gave them the idea and it's become
commonplace to see someone
reported as a suspect with a lot of
innuendo that makes them look
guilty before a trial.


A lot of the changes to the way
we gather, report and then dissemi-
nate the news will turn out to be
very good ones. New perspectives
and the ability to write in depth
about more local topics could help
all of us to know our own commu-
nities and each other on a deeper,
richer level.
But here's what's getting lost in
the mix, at least for the moment.
While many voices are always a big
plus to journalism untrained ones
run the risk of getting the story
wrong and inadvertently hurting
someone else. Checking the facts,
sticking to professional sources and
just knowing the difference between
hearsay and something verifiable
takes time to learn and use profi-
ciently.
Also, while it's helpful and defi-
nitely quicker to go to those sites
that cater to our specific interests
we lose the opportunity a general
news source gives us to learn some-
thing about a range of other topics. ,
That's very beneficial for creating


tolerance in a diverse world and can
open some people up to new ideas
for their lives they would have
never come across if they'd stuck to
a more defined path.
However, as Americans we may
veer too far to either side when
given a brand new toy but eventual-
ly we find the limits and once again
seek balance. That will happen for
journalists, bloggers and readers as
well as we seek newer definitions of
reporting news versus spreading
rumors that are adapted to an inter-
net age. The real question in the
meantime is what the price may be
before we realize it's time to start
asking questions again and stop
relying on what we read in some-
one's posting.

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'A Place to Call Home,' a memoir
about the reemergence of U.S. orphan-
ages is available wherever books are
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News-Sun Wednesday, January 7, 2009

COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Early Learning
Coalition offers
sponsorship
The Early Learning
Coalition of Florida's
Heartland, Inc. announces
the second release of a com-
munity event sponsorship.
The intent of this
Sponsorship is to offer fund-
ing support to community
organizations within the
ELCFH service area to facil-
itate events that highlight the
importance of the first five
years of life. These events
'may be facilitated independ-
ently or in coordination with
other agencies or childcare
providers.
Organizations and busi-
nesses that serve children
birth to 5 and are located
within the'ELCFH service
area (Highlands, Charlotte,
DeSoto and Hardee counties)
are eligible to apply.
The application deadline
for the community event
sponsorship is open until
April 1 on a first come, first
serve basis until funding is
expended. All events must
be scheduled before June 1.
Final funding decisions will
be determined by the
ELCFH.
Applications can be
obtained from Jeanne
Griffith, associate director -
Special Projects, by calling
(863) 314-9213 or via e-mail
to jgriffith@elcfh.org.

Group plans casino
day trip
LAKE PLACID A
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Auxiliary Casino Day Trip
back to Hollywood will be
on Thursday, Jan. 15. Cost is
$35 per person; participants
receive $15 free play vouch-
er and $5 meal voucher. No
refunds on bus within 48
hours of bus running.
The group will leave the
American Legion Placid Post
25, 1490 U.S. 27 N., at 8
a.m. and leave the casino
around 3 p.m. The Legion
will be open at 7 a.m. for
coffee and doughnuts.
For reservations, call
:Barry Schaffer at 446-2757
after 3 p.m. or 465-0494 all
day.

Library needs
volunteers
SEBRING The Sebringo
Public Library is in need of


volunteers to help with
shelving items, assisting
patrons in their quest for
materials, repairing items
that need tender loving care
and various other endeavors..
If you could spare two to
four hours a week, it would
be greatly appreciated.
Winter visitors are wel-
come. Training is provided.
Call 402-6719 and ask for
Yvonne.

Kid Kare plans open
house Saturday
AVON PARK Ridge
Area Arc is offering a respite
program for families who
have children with disabili-
ties from ages 5 to 15. Arc
will host an 6pen house at its
campus from 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday. Parents, care-
givers and their children are
invited to come and learn
about the respite program,
tour the facility and grounds,
pre-register, enjoy refresh-
ments, participate in free
pony rides, and receive give-
aways. Activities for the
children will be provided.
For more details contact
Cindy Marshall at 452-1295,
ext. 124.
Ridge Area Arc, 120 W.
College Drive, is a non-prof-
it charitable organization
that is providing a continu-
um of services for individu-
als with developmental'and
other disabilities. Arc is
funded in part by The United
Way of Central Florida.

Misfits Red Hat
group plans trip
AVON PARK The
Misfits Red Hat Group of
Avon Park, from the Knoll,
will host a day trip to Hard
Rock Casino in Tampa on
Tuesday, Jan. 20: Anyone in
the public may join. Cost
will be $30; the casino will
give back $25 in free play
and $5 food voucher.
The group will travel on
the Dream Coach bus, leav-
ing at 8 a.m. and returning at
approximately 4:30 p.m. Call
Pauline Gittleson at 453-
8827 or Rita Dawson at 452-
5647 for reservations.

Applications taken
for program
SEBRING The
Salvation Army of Highlands
County will be taking appli-
cations for their monthly
commodity program.


Non-perishable food
goods will be distributed on-
the first Thursday and Friday
of each month. It will com-
mence Thursday and Friday
at the Salvation Army
Church, 120 N. Ridgewood
Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to noon
and from 1:30-3 p.m.
Applications will also be
taken at that time for the
current year of 2009. Be sure
to bring photo identification
and a piece of mail showing
your current address.
For additional informa-
tion, call.385-7548 ext. 308.

Did you know?
SEBRING Little
known facts of the U.S.
Naval Service that occurred
during a month of January:
Jan. 1, 1962: Seal (SEa
Air Land) Teams created.
Jan. 12, 1861: Rebel
forces seize Pensacola Navy
Yard.
Jan. 13, 1967: Delbert D.
Black appointed first senior
enlisted advisor (later master
chief petty officer) of the
Navy.
Jan. 29, 1986: Challenger
space shuttle explodes short-
ly after launch.
Many more facts like the
above are part of and dis-
played at the Military Sea
Services Museum, at the cor-
ner of Kenilworth Boulevard
and Roseland Avenue,
Sebring, from noon to 4 p.m.
every Wednesday through
Saturday,.
Also, find out about the
opportunity to purchase a
brick to be included in the
Memory Walk at the
Museum. Call 382-4047 or
471-2386. Or better yet,
come visit the Museum.

Resolution blood
drive set
SEBRING There is one
New Year's resolution you
can fulfill in just about an
hour: donating blood. It's
safe, simple and saves lives.
By giving blood, you can
help save the lives of up to
three people here in your
community. And when you
consider that January is
National Blood Donor
Month, you have ample rea-
son to make or keep an
appointment to donate.
Blood donations typically
drop post-holidays. Resolve
to give blood this year.
All who donate at the
Florida's Blood Centers-


Highlands branch, 6550 US
27 N, on Thursday will
receive by mail a $10
Walmart gift card. All
donors will also receive a
mini physical.
There is no upper age
limit to donate blood, most
medications and conditions
are OK.
Call 382-4499 with ques-
tions.

VFW House
Committee meets
AVON PARK The
Avon Park Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 9853
House Committee will meet
at 7 p.m. today. Wings and
fries will be served from 12-
5 p.m. for $4.
For details, call 452-9853.

Frank E plays at
Sebring Elks Lodge
SEBRING Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
Wacky Wednesday today.
The menu will be classic
reuben and fries for $6. Live
music will be from 4:30-7:30
p.m. by Frank E.

Divorce and Beyond
begins Friday
LAKE PLACID -
Divorce and Beyond, a 10-
week program for all who
are divorced or who have
filed for divorce, will begin
Friday and run consecutive
Fridays through March 13 at
St. James Catholic Church
Shall, 3380 Placid View
Drive.
The program will address
issues one will face as a
divorced adult. It will help
one mourn the loss, move
beyond the grief and adjust
to a new lifestyle. As one
builds a network of friends
who experience similar feel-
ings and who accept where
one is at this point of their
life, one will become a
stronger and happier person.
The cost will be $15
(stipends available).
For more information or
to sign up, contact Elsie or
Jim at 699-2788.

Gary and Shirley
play at Legion post
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69
will host karaoke by Gary
and Shirley today after
chicken wings and french
fries are served from 4-6


p.m.
For details, call 453-5553.

VFW plays bingo
SEBRING The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host a bingo
game at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Hamburgers will be served
from 12-2 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

Auxiliary meets
SEBRING The
American Legion Post 74
Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m.
Thursday.
For details, call 471-1448.

Early bird bingo set
for Elks lodge
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge will-
host Early bird bingo at 6
p.m. Thursday. Get $2 mar-
garitas from 2-4 p.m.
For details, call 465-2661.

Wild Bill, Franke
play at Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host the following
events:
Today Music by Wild
Bill from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries
served at 6 p.m. Music by
Franke from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

Moose officers,
members meet
SEBRING -- The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259.will host
-the following events:
Today Music by
Patsy and Johnny from 5-9
p.m.
Thursday Women of
the Moose officers meet at 6
p.m. Joint Officers and
House Committee meet at
6:30 p.m. Officers meet at 7
p.m. General meeting to fol-
low.
For details, call 655-3920.

UDC to meet in Lake
Placid Library
LAKE PLACID The
John Wesley Whidden
Chapter of the United
Daughters of the
Confederacy will meet at 1
p.m. today in the meeting
room of the Lake Placid
Memorial Library. Members
are urged to attend this first
meeting of the new year to
enjoy the box lunch, the


ultra special desert, the
camaraderie and to discuss
plans for future operations.
.Members attending are asked
to contact treasurer Carolyn
Hargrove.
Individual genealogy
workshops continue to be
offered from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays. Help is avail-
able to research the genealo-
gy data and Eastern United
States history housed in the
genealogy department of the
Library.

Recreation Club
hosts tournament
SEBRING The Sebring
Recreation Club will host
the State Shuffleboard.
Tournament (Orange
Blossom) Pro/Men's/Ladies
Doubles at 9 a.m. today.
For details, call 385-2966.

Scottish society
meets today
SEBRING The Scottish
American Society of the
Highlands will hold its
monthly meeting in the fel-
lowship hall of Sebring First
Presbyterian Church at 7
p.m. today, preceded by a
social gathering at 6.30 p.m.

Ridge Area Writers
meet Thursday
SEBRING The Ridge
(Area Writers 2009 schedule
will be at 10 a.m. on the sec-
ond and fourth Thursday of
each month in the confer-
ence room at the Sebring
Public Library. All writers
are welcome. For more
information, call 465-5254.

Art League presents
Coffee and Cabaret
SEBRING Highlands
Art League presents Coffee
and Cabaret from 5-8 p.m.
Friday in the Yellow House
Gallery and Gift Shop.
Enjoy browsing 2009's
newest artwork, the instruc-
tors exhibit and gift shop
treasures while sipping cof-
fee to the sounds of Cabaret.
One of a kind artwork,
unusual gifts, collector's
items and a variety of treas-
ures await visitors.
Yellow House Gallery and
Gift Shop is at 1989
Lakeview Drive on Lake
Jackson in The Village
Where Art Lives.


OBITUARIES


Forrest D. Campbell
Forrest Dale Campbell, 91,
of Sebring died Jan. 4, 2009.
Borh in Wells County, Ind.,
he moved to Sebring in
1956., He was a building
inspector for Highlands
County. He was a member of
First United Methodist
Church of Sebring.
He is .survived by his lov-
ing wife, Kathleen; daughter,
Kay Sager; sons, Lee, Jack,
and Joe; brothers, Von,
Henry, and William; six
grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 10
a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 with
a service to follow at 11 a.m.
at Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road. Sebring
Chapter 126, O.E.S. service
will follow the funeral serv-
.ice. Masonic rites will be
held at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens Mausoleum. The
family suggest memorials to
Good Shepherd Hospice
House, 4418 -Sun N' Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of
arrangements.

Thomasene Cicero
Thomasene Helen Cicero,
71, of Sebring died Jan. 2,
2009. Born in Miami, she had.
been a resident of Sebring
since 1977. She was a home-
maker and a member of New
Testament Church and
Mission in Sebring.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Joseph F.; children,
Edward I. Henderson and
Rosa E. DeGironimo; sisters,
Jennifer, Joanne, Suzanne
and Judy; three grandchildren
and three great-grandchil-


dren.
A funeral service was held
Jan. 6 at Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Avon Park,
with the Rev. Michael C.
Karl officiating. Interment is
in Bushnell. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to
New Testament Church and
Mission, 604 Lemon Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870.

Michael J. Pacetti
Michael Joseph Pacetti,
52, of Sebring died Dec. 31,
2008. Born in Homestead, he
moved to Sebring in 2004.
He worked in construction,
installing screen rooms.
He is survived by his
father, Jack; sons, Michael Jr.
and Michael D.;- daughters,
Tiffany -Williams and Regina
Chaney; brothers, Darrell,
Mark and Kevin; and four
grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11
at Fountain Funeral Home,
Avon Park.

Robert E. Parnett
Robert E.
Parnett, 81, of
Lake Placid died
Jan. 2, 2009. Born
in Detroit, he moved to Lake
Placid in 1986. He served his
country in the Merchant
Marines during World War II
and retired from' Florida
Power and Light Co. in
southeast Florida with 38
years of employment. He was
a member of Sebring Church
of Christ.
. He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 58 years, Evelyn;
daughters, Robyn Williams,
Lynne Redding, Teri Samo
and Nelda Wilcox; son,


James; sister; Judy Kilgore;
brother, William; 11 grand-
children and eight great-
grandchildren.
A service celebrating his
life was Jan. 6 at Sebring
Church -of Christ, 3800
Sebring Parkway, with Pastor
Dale Spung celebrating. The
family suggest donations be
made in Mr. Parnett's memo-
ry to the Christian Home and
Bible School 301 W. 13th St.,
Mt. Dora, FL 32757.
Arrangements entrusted to
the Scott Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

William Peterson
, William
Richard Peterson,
83, of Sebring
died Jan. 1, 2009.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he had
been a resident of Sebring
since 1999. He was a veteran
of World War II, serving in
the U.S. Army and was of the
Catholic faith. He was a
wireman for Westinghouse
Industrial Electrical in
Cheektowaga, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife,
R. Colleen; sons, Neil and
William "Rick" Jr.; and sis-
ters, Rita Peterson and
Dorothy Griffin.
Cremation arrangements


385-6155 452-1009 465.0426


have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Doris Purucker
Doris Purucker, 77, of
Sebring died Jan. 3, 2009.
She was well known for her
musical versatility as a pro-
fessional organist and pianist
for over 60 years in the South
Bend, Ind. area and, most
recently, at the Buttonwood
Bay Church, Sebring.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 46 years, Ervin; her
children, Charles, Faye
Krouse, and James; a sister,
Margie Canfield; and seven
grandchildren.
Celebrations of Mrs.
Purucker's life were Jan. 6 at
Community Church of God,
Lake Placid, and again at 2
p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at Zion
United Church of Christ,
South Bend, Ind. The
Purucker family requests that
memorial donations be made
to the church of the donor's
choice. Arrangements
entrusted to the Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

Lavada Robbins
Lavada Robbins, 92, of
Sebring died Jan. 6, 2009, in
Prattville, Ala. Born in


Milan, Ga., she had been a
resident of Sebring since
1935. She worked for many
years as the Sebring Cafe-
with the Rutland family and
purchased the cafe from the
Rutlands and was the owner
for many years thereafter.
She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Sebring.
Survivors include her
daughters, Martha R. Trump
and Harolyn R. Maynard;
brother, Marvin Spires; four
grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
Visitation .will be from 1-2
p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at First
Baptist Church in Sebring. A
funeral service will follow at
2 p.m. with the Rev. Rudy
Fagan officiating. Burial will
be in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, Avon Park, immedi-
ately following the service.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by the Dowden Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Virginia Wiggins
Virginia T. Wiggins, 76, of
Sebring died Jan. 4, 2009.
Born in Long Island, N.Y.,
she had been a resident of
Sebring since 2003. She was
a homemaker.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Eugene; daughters,


Shannon McQuillan and
Janine Yanok; sisters, Cathy,
Ilene and Peggy; four grand-
children and two great-grand-
children.
Cremation arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Kenois Wilson
Kenois Wilson, 103, of
Sebring died Jan. 4, 2009.
Born in Murray, Ky., she
moved to Sebring in 1997
and was a member of
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, Sebring.
She is survived by her
sons, Don and John; daugh-
ter, Claudelle Keene; sister,
Virginia Barnes; 14 grand-
children and 26 great-grand-
children.
Services and burial will be
in Belleville, Mich. Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is
in charge of arrangements.


BERNIECE ANN BOTT (DIEDERICH)
Deceased on December 22nd, 2008 at age 88.
Preceded in death by her husband Norbert C. Bott,
3 sisters, 1 brother. Survived by son Charles (Peggy) Bott,
sister Jackie Ashton, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
sister-in-law, nieces & nephews.
Berniece was a long time resident of Lake Placid.
Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January
8th, 2009 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
Avon Park, FL.


James H.
Selig
Memorial

Service

A memorial service will be
held at 11:00 AM,
Saturday, January 10,
2008 to honor the life of
James Selig, who passed
away August 18, 2008. It
will be held at the Lake
Damon Clubhouse, 303
Peabody Circle, Avon
Park, FL. A luncheon will
follow after the service.








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rae Downtown Sebring businesses give back to charities


Downtown Sebring businesses give back to charities


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING January's
Gallery/Downtown walk in
Historic Sebring is a charita-
ble event. Independent busi-
nesses thank Highlands
County residents for shop-
ping locally during the holi-
days by donating a percent-
age of their January Gallery
Walk sales to local charities.
The walk is on the second
Friday during the new earlier
hours: 5-8 p.m.
For a map of the venues go
to www.gallerywalksebring.
com or stop by a participat-
ing business.
Some of the Gallery Walk
members are local charities
such as The Friends of the
Library Used Bookstore on
Center Street just off The
Circle. They gift a large per-
centage of their profits to the
Highlands County Library as
well as provide books at the
train station and to prisoners
in jail, and to the local Boys
and Girls Club.


Another charitable organi-
zation on the Gallery Walk is
Habitat for Humanity on
South Commerce Avenue.
This is the only time that the
re-sale store is open at night.
Purchases help to provide
homes for people in
Highlands County.
Businesses on North
Ridgewood Drive also give
back. The Children's
Museum of the Highlands
donates free admission dur-
ing Gallery Walk through a
grant from Wachovia
Foundation. Linda's Books
supports Habitat for
Humanity. She also has
chocolates out for her guests.
Toshebas Fashions supports a
local breast cancer event.
Wild Artist Jewelry, Beads
and Jewelry School chooses
Unity Life Enrichment
Centre as its local charity.
Once a month Unity gives to
causes like the Humane
Society, The Salvation Army,
and the women's shelter, just


Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Dottee Cohen (left), president of Sebring Friends of the Dottee Cohen, president of Sebring Friends of the Library,
Library, presents a check to Mary Myers, director of presents Paula Randall (right), of the local Boys and Girls
Highlands County Library System. Club, a variety of young adult books.


to name a few.
Brenner's Pottery on The
Circle also supports the
efforts of Habitat for
Humanity with their dona-
tions to that local charity.
Golden Pineapple supports
The Salvation Army and
Relay for Life. They are
offering visitors a free cup of


tea during this event.
Happy Owl on North
Ridgewood Drive and Le
Attique on The Circle are
avid supporters of Big
Brothers and Big Sisters of
Highlands County. They will
donate a percentage of sales
from Friday evening's
Downtown Walk to support


this year's Snowfest on Jan.
17. Both venues will be
offering drinks and various
cheeses to their patrons.
Circle Salon on The Circle
also supports the efforts of
Habitat for Humanity with
their donations and purchases
and the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society in its


Neighborhood Drive. They
are serving wine Friday
night. Steve & Company
donates $10 to "Susan G.
Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation" for every pair of
"Not Your Daughter's Jeans"
purchased during Gallery
Walk. They are serving wine
and cheese.


Sebring Elks

honor absent

members with

service


Courtesy photo
Last month, Sebring Elks 1529
held its annual memorial service,
'To Our Abe t Members,' nhen
those whoihave passed away this
past year are recognized and a per-
manent plaque with his or her
name is adde6 to the existing roll.
Part of the riital states that 'living
or dead, an E.l is never forgotten,
never forsa Approximately 40
guests an b~ers attended the
memorial, wmi included music by
the Avon Park High School Show
Choir, directed by Joy Loomis. The
Rev. George Neel of Zolfo Springs
presided over the service.


Emergency Food and Shelter Program


looks for local agencies to support


FEMA to provide nearly $65,000 for high-need


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency is set to
infuse nearly "$65,000 in
emergency food and shelter
money into local programs.
This increase is nearly
double the amount of emer-
gency funding than what was
distributed last year.
"That's the largest increase
I've ever seen and I've been
here eight years," said
Debbie Wilson of the United
Way of Central Florida.
"With the economy and
everything, that's welcome."
The decision was made by
the national board that is
chaired by FEMA and con-
sists of representatives from
various national charitable
organizations, including the
American Red Cross and the
United Way.
Local boards at the county
level are used to distribute
the funds appropriated by
Congress, helping to expand
the capacity of food and shel-
ter programs in areas of high
need around the country,
Wilson said.
No decision on what agen-
cies will receive the funds
has been made yet.
The Highlands County
board made up of local
government officials, clergy,
emergency service providers,
homeless representatives,
and the" United Way will
determine how the funds will
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'That's the largest increase I've ever
seen and I've been here eight years.
With the economy and everything,
that's welcome.'

DEBBIE WILSON
United Way of Central Florida
local emergency food and office, and the Avon Park
shelter programs. Church Service Center. These
These programs are in high agencies assisted with food
demand at this time, said vouchers, rent, mortgage and
Jennifer Denham, United utilities bills.
Way communications manag- "I'm really excited. This is
er, via e-mail. very good news," Wilson said
Last year local agencies about the potential impact of
receiving funding were The the increased funds. "It's a
Salvation Army, Highlands difficult time right now for
County Human Services,' the everyone."
Highlands County housing Under the terms of the


areas in county
grant, local agencies chosen
to receive funds must be pri-
vate voluntary non-profits or
units of government, have an
accounting system, practice
non-discrimination, and have
demonstrated the capability
to deliver emergency food
and/or shelter programs.
Private voluntary organi-
zations are also eligible, but
they must have a voluntary
board.
Public or private voluntary
agencies interested in apply-
ing for Emergency Food and
Shelter Program funds can
contact Wilson at (863). 648-
1500, ext. 236 for an applica-
tion.
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Friday, Jan. 23.


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University of Florida fans
who want to be 100 percent
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tunity to bulk up for
Thursday's national cham-
pionship game thanks to
First United Methodist
Church of Avon Park and
Chef Louie DeAngelis.
"We're calling it our
'Gator and Wings Thing,'"
Pastor Gary Pendrak said.
DeAngelis has done a
culinary event at the church
in the past, putting on a
gourmet Italian dinner as
both a fundraiser and an
outreach ministry for the
church. This time, instead
of a sit-down dinner at
Wesley Hall, the event will
be take-out only and will be
staged in front of' the
church's 'Second Blessing'
resale store on the east side
of the North Lake Avenue
church complex.
"We're going to serve up
my patented 'gator bites'
with a couple of gator frit-
ters. This is not only for our
staunch gator fans, but there
are a lot of other people
who have not had a chance
to try gator before,"
DeAngelis said. "I can
assure you, that with the
breadings we have planned
they'll be plenty tasty."
A number of the United
Methodist men have
stepped forward to offer
their services, along with


'This is not only
for our staunch
gator fans, but
there are a lot of
other people who
have not had a
chance to try
gator before.'

LOUIE DeANGELIS
chef.
fans of the former
"KitchenFreaks" radio pro-
gram.
For those who might find
gator a bit too exotic, there
will be packages of wings
available for carry-out as
well.
"We know that a lot of
the businesses that sell this
kind of thing will be
swamped, so we're hoping
to take a bit of pressure off
them while getting involved
in the excitement of the
Gators' quest for the nation-
al championship," Pendrak
said.
Early orders will be taken
beginning today by calling
the church at 453-3759.
Packages will be avail-
able shortly after 4 p.m.
Thursday. First United
Methodist Church of Avon
Park is at 200 N. Lake Ave.
Further information may be
gathered at the church's
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With ample storage room,
she can start accumulating
supplies, from graduated
cylinders to triple beam bal-
ances.
"It was a huge list," she
said about a supply order she
recently placed. "Just basic
lab stuff."
Students and teachers ben-
efit from the new 34,225-
square-foot building, but -in
the long run sodo taxpayers.
They no longer have to pay
to lease the 20 portables
replaced by the building or
the extra utility cost piled up
to cool them.
A few portables owned by
the district will remain in
place for storage and class-
room spaces until school
board members figure out
classroom needs for the next
school year.
With the student popula-
tion steadily increasing over
the past few years, freshman
students have not had lockers
for the past three years, said
SHS Freshman Foundation
lead teacher Ilene Eschelman.
That changed with the new
addition.
"We are proud of it. It's a
nice facility," Howard said.
"We look forward to using it
for many years to come."
All secondary schools in
the county will welcome
additions in the coming
years.
Hill-Gustat Middle
School's 32,517-square-foot
addition has been opened for
students this year.
Additions at both the high
school and middle school in
Avon Park are currently
under construction and slated
to open for the 2009-10
school year, said Facilities
Director Dave Burnham.
Two buildings in Lake
Placid, one for the middle
school and the other for the
high school, are in the design
phase.
"I expect to see something
later this month," Burnham
said about a proposed design.
"We should see those open-
ing up for the '10-'11 school
year."



HIB robbery

suspect cased

bank earlier
Continued from page 1A
was carrying an explosive
device, according to police
reports.
No other weapons were
seen.
SPD Lt. Greg Barlaug
described the suspect as a tall
black man, dressed in all
black and wearing black
gloves, a cap, bandanna, and
sunglasses.
The suspect left the bank
on foot and fled across Center
and Franklin streets with an
undisclosed amount of cash.
According to Carmody,
there was no dye pack placed
with the money.
The Highlands County
Sheriff's Office K-9 unit was
dispatched, but lost the trail a
block later, around
Pomegranate, Barlaug said.
No injuries were reported.
The bank branch was open
for business Saturday morn-
ing.
Anyone with any informa-
tion concerning the robbery is
encouraged to contact
Carmody at 471-5107.


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Courtesy photo
Nicole Pounds enjoys a smile with her daughter, Jayla
Lee. Jayla was killed in a car accident Sunday evening
that critically injured Pounds.

Car crash kills baby


Continued frompage 1A
report said.
The accident put Pounds
in the hospital in critical
condition with damage to
her spleen, liver and other
internal injuries, including
the torn aorta that caused
Tuesday's surgery.
According to Hurn, doc-
tors have decided to hold
off on treating her broken
shoulder until she comes
through the more critical
surgeries.
Three other passengers,
Harriet McClennon, 53,
Isaiah Wiggins, 7, and
Passion McClennon, 10
months, all suffered serious
injuries.
McClennon and young
Isaiah were released from
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division on Sunday, but
Isaiah had to be readmitted
to Lakeland Regional
Medical Center because of
vomiting.
Baby Passion was
released on Monday from
Tampa General.


"We have tried to protect
the kids, but it is all over
the news right now and the
kids are finding out. We
have even had some. guy
named Brad from a newspa-
per knocking on Nicole's
door trying to get informa-
tion. We just need some
space right now to heal,"
said Hurn.
Hurn is trying to estab-
lish a trust fund with one of
the local banks to help with
the burial costs.
"We have no idea how
long she will be in the hos-
pital, or how long she will
be under sedation. My hus-
band Jerry and I are just
trying to get them to hold
off on the burial until
Nicole can see Jayla Lee,
and we are trying to raise
the money for the burial
arrangements right now,"
said Hurn.
An account has been set
up under the name of
Gerald Hum at Riverside
National Bank to help with
the expenses.


Tractor parade is Friday
Continued from page 2A sauces, getting ready for the
How about a buggy a 15th ultimate barbecu
horse and buggy or a challenge;
swamp buggy, either one is Ladies and gentleman
welcome. How about a lawn the race to the taste is abou
tractor. Or even a lawn to begin.
mower. Or even just a horse
or mule.
So far about 30 different
vehicles have entered, and
there's room for more.
The parade will form up
at 11 a.m. Friday, on
Persimmon Street by
Firemen's Field.
With police leading the
way it starts at Oak Street .
and South Ridgewood
Drive, moves up
Ridgewood to the Historic
Circle where it goes around
backwards to Commerce
Avenue and down it past the
courthouse and back to the
field.
People may simply show
up with their vehicle, but its
much wiser to call White
ahead. He may be reached
at 381-0387.
As for everybody else,
don't miss the fun Friday at
noon. Find a way to be at
the Circle, or along South
Ridgewood Drive or by
Commerce Avenue, it prom-
ises to be a fun-filled, very
different parade.
And of course, come
Saturday, it's fine tune 'the
stomach and get ready to
rumble. As of Monday, 40
serious barbecue cooking
teams were whetting their
blades, mixing their secret
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Continued from page 1A
Colby's complaint states
that "when Plaintiff (Colby)
was allowed to inspect
Planning and Zoning
Hearing 1807 file the only
staff recommendation ...
was a staff report recom-
mending denial of the
rezoning change."
Later Polatty denied
knowing about any "favor-
able" staff recommendation,
said the complaint, although
transcripts of the July meet-
ing clearly show Polatty
discussing alternate recom-
mendations from staff.
Count 2 involves a
request for notes and e-
mails Wright wrote during
negotiations with the
Central Florida Regional
Planning Council.
Wright claimed in an e-
mail that his notes were for
his "personal use only" and
were exempt from examina-
tion.
Additionally, Colby
requested to see other with-
held e-mails between
Wright and CFRPC.
"...Plaintiff has reason to
believe and does believe
that Defendant MJW
(Michael James Wright) has
additional e-mail communi-
cations within the scope of
Plaintiff's public records
request..." the complaint
states.
Count 3 of Colby's suit
alleges that during a public
hearing last week, Stewart
limited Colby to a five-
minute statement and would
not allow him to ask follow-
up questions.


Video of that meeting
clearly shows Stewart
informing Colby of the time
limits and restrictions of the
public hearing.
Colby asserts through his
complaint that he was not
allowed "to ask relevant
questions and pertinent
questions about various
matters which were the sub-
ject of the Public
Hearing..."
During the Dec. 31 com-
mission meeting, after being
informed by Stewart of the
restrictions, Colby asked if
the five-minute limit on
questions was part of a
county policy. Stewart stat-
ed that it was county policy,
at which point Colby
requested a copy of that pol-
icy.
As it turns out, the county
has no specific policy con-
cerning public address or
limits on questions that a
citizen can ask the commis-
sion, and Stewart can not
produce any policy.
Stewart later admitted to
having just some "written
notes" about the policy,
which she has refused to
turn over.
-When Colby pressed the
issue concerning the poli-
cies and or procedures con-
cerning public hearings with
Stewart's office, he received
an e-mail stating "...We
have no written proce-
dures."
"I am just a regular citi-
zen," Colby said. "This suit
should provide for deposi-
tions and will give the pub-
lic a peek at what happens
behind the scenes."


This is not the first time
Colby has had a run in with
the county, over public
records.
In 1995, Colby filed suit
over being charged an
excessive amount for
requesting records. He was
charged for not only the
hours and copy costs, but
for the benefits of the
employee.
In a split decision, the cir-
cuit court ruled that the
county could charge based
on the hours spent, that they
could ask for the money up
front, but they could not
charge for the employee
benefits.
In February 1996, the
Highlands County Board of
County. Commission issued
a "trespass warning" to
Colby after county employ-
ees reported that he was
rude and threatening when
asking for records. The
warning banned Colby from
some public areas of county
offices.
Colby was charged with
trespassing after he entered
a county board room that the
warning made off limits.
The room was open to the
rest of the public.
The judge ruled that the
trespass warning violated
Colby's right to equal pro-
tection under the Florida
and U.S. Constitutions since
it prohibited Colby from
areas that the rest of the
public could enter.
In 2008, Colby received a
$9,100 settlement from the
county over another records
request suit that the county
decided to settle.


Stolen safe recovered intact in LP


Continued from page 2A
arrived at the store at 8:28 a.m. and report-
ed the crime.
"He was the opener for the day, saw some
glass on the ground and went back to his
office and noticed the safe was missing,"
Fansler said.
The weight of the safe indicates there
was more than one suspect involved in the
robbery.


Evidence led the officers to 341 E. Royal
Palm St., where they found the safe, con-
cealed in the car port with debris from a
remolding job being done on the home.
"They were probably trying to come back
and get it with a truck," Fansler said.
The only damage done to the business
was a broken window.
Anyone with information on the theft .can
contact Fansier at 699-3757.


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Jan. 5, 2009
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 36 traffic stops, 4 child abuse (4
adult abuse), 3 juvenile trouble, 2
domestic disputes (1 domestic
injunction, 1 battery delayed), 1 sui-
cide/attempted suicide, and 5
alarms.
23:57, S. Pearl Rd.-Highlands
Regional Medical, Animal bite.
23:49, Expedition Ave.,
Harassment delayed.
23:46, U.S. 27 N.-Holiday Inn
Express Sebring, Suspicious inci-
dent.
23:45, Aston-Martin Dr., Follow-
up
23:36, Alpine St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
23:00, Old Orchard, Assist noise
ordinance.
22:59, S.R. 17 N., Harassment
delayed.
22:49, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Suspicious vehicle.
22:46, U.S. 27 S., Drunk person.
22:07, U.S. 27 N.-Florida Hospital
Heartland, Assist public-ATC.
22:07, Evergreen St., Suspicious
incident.
21:48, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
21:44, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Warrant
service.
21:29, N. Ithica Rd., Burglary
delayed.
21:24, W. County Line Rd.,
Suspicious person.
21:21, U.S. 27 S.-McDonald's,
Disturbance fight.
21:00, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
20:56, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Violation of probation.
20:55, Renfro St., Suspicious
person.
20:43, Jacklin Ave.-Clrcle K No.
7318, Suspicious person.
20:42, U.S. 27 S., Accident with
unknown injury.
20:41, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Suspicious per-
son.
20:37, Summit Dr., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
19:44, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office,
Recommitted from court.
19:37, Orangewood Lane,
Reckless driver.
19:31, U.S. 27 S.-EI Mercadito,
Suspicious incident.
19:30, Manatee Dr., Stolen vehi-
cle delayed.
19:20, FHH ER to All Children's,
Transport.
19:07, Placid Lakes Blvd.-Island
Food Store, Theft gas drive off.
19:04, Flippen Ave., Disturbance.
18:48, Lake Ave., Suspicious per-
son.
18:48, Butler Ave., Suspicious
person.
18:32, Highlands Ave., Assist
agency.
18:25, Challenger St., Verbal dis-
turbance.
18:18, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Follow-up.
18:17, Bramblewood Rd.,
Property found.
18:17, Lake Haven Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
18:06, Youth Care Lane-Valencia
Mobile Home Park, Reckless driver.
,17:57, S.R. 70, Assist public-ATC.
17:55, Expedition Ave., Follow-
up.
17:50, E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Special detail.
17:38, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore
Cinema 8, Burglary delayed.
17:36, Nursery Rd., Follow-up.
17:33, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
17:33, W. Shoreline Dr., Warrant
service.
17:29, Sixth St., Transport.
17:25, U.S. 27 S.-Lake Glenada
Campground, Civil dispute.
17:24, U.S. 27 S., Drunk person.
17:00, Sixth St., Warrant service.
16:54, Grapefruit Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
16:48, U.S. 98, Reckless driver.
16:45, E. Main St.-Avon Park City
Hall, Assist public-ATC.
16:41, C.R. 731, Fire.
16:37, Sunflower Dr., Assist with
VIN check.
16:37, Harris St., Theft delayed.
16:35, U.S. 27 S.-Walgreen's,
Accident without injury.
16:30, Hitakee Ave., Civil dispute.
16:30, Valerie Blvd., Civil dispute.
16:24, E.O. Douglas Ave., Follow-
up.
16:22, U.S. 27 N.-Lowe's, Stolen
vehicle.
16:21, U.S. 27 N.-Substation,
Property found.
16:12, Fourth St., Burglary'
delayed.
15:57, Sebring Parkway, Accident
without injury.
15:50, Compass Ave., Follow-up.
15:50, W. Lake Hill Dr.-Sun 'N
Lake Medical Group, Suspicious
incident.
i15:44, Lakeview Dr., Accident
without injury.
15:38, Kerry Dr., Follow-up.
15:32, W. Interlake Blvd.-Sun 'N
Lake Medical Group, Suspicious
incident.
15:24, Cumquat Rd. N.E.,
Suspicious incident.
15:24, W. Tulane Dr.-Avon Park
Police Department, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.


, 15:22, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
15:19, Malcolm St., Suspicious
incident.
15:17, U.S. 27 N.-Rainbow, Fire.
15:16,. N. Main St.-Lake Placid
Sub Station, Follow-up.
15:15, S. Golfview Rd.-ABC
Appliance & TV, Suspicious incident.
15:14, S. Highlands Ave.-ER
Highlands Regional Medical,
Transport.
14:57, S. Ridgewood Dr.-Tobacco
Pouch, Felony, fraud/embezzlement.


14:52, Valerie Blvd., Civil dispute.
14:48, Seminole Rd., Shooting in
area.
14:43, Sunset Dr., Accident with
unknown injury.
14:39, U.S. 27 N.-Florida Hospital
Heartland, Assist public-ATC.
14:33, Wightman Ave., Follow-
up.
14:30, U.S. 27 S., Follow-up.
14:26, Loquat Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
14:21, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office,
Miscellaneous incident.
14:15, Grand Prix Dr., Accident
without injury.
14:09, Serenity Ave., Suspicious
incident.
14:00, U.S. 27 S.-Lake Josephine
Resort, Sexual offender.
13:50, U.S. 27 S.-Lakeview Plaza,
Suspicious incident.
13:47, U.S. 27 N.-Country
Motors, Suspicious person.
13:45, Samuel Ave., Follow-up.
13:36, Flare Rd., Accident without
injury.
13:28, U.S. 27 S.-Publix No. 78,
Accident without injury.
13:27, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Capias arrest.
12:52, E.A. Smith Ave., Assist
agency.
12:51, Loretto Ave., Harassment.
12:49, Kent Dr.-Kendall Apts.,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
12:46, Palm St., Harassment.
12:45, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Miscellaneous
incident.
12:42, Gladiola Ave., Suspicious
person.
12:30, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Suspicious inci-
dent.
12:19, U.S. 27, Highway obstruc-
tion.
12:11, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Follow-up.
11:56, Shankhill Rd.-JWB
Logistics Inc., Stolen vehicle.
11:50, Village Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
11:48, U.S. 27 N.-Lowe's,
Accident without injury.
11:42, Camp 'N Comfort Mobile
Home Park, Trespassing.
11:33, U.S. 27 S.-Bank of
America, Accident without injury.
11:32, 3540 U.S. 27 S.,
Highlands Independent Bank,
felony-fraud/embezzlement.
11:30, N. Labelle Rd., warrant
service.
11:29, Mexican Hat Drive., crimi-
nal mischief/vandalism.
11:26, New Life Way, accident
w/out injury.
11:22, Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Florida
Hospital Heartland, transport.
11:20, Orange St., Highlands
County Jail, recommit from court-
house.
11:19, N U.S. 27, Walmart-
Discount Cities, warrant service.
11:19, U.S. 27 N., Highlands
Indendent Bank, 'felony-
fraud/embezzlement.
11:18, Kenilworth Blvd., traffic
stop.
11:13, U.S. 27 S., House of Carz,
suspicious incident.
11:10, S. Highlands Ave.,
Children's Advocacy Center, assist
agency.
11:01, N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid
Police Department, assist w/VIN
number.
10:59, Aloha Ave., suspicious
incident.
10:56, E. Winthrop St., warrant
service.
10:50, Howard Ave., sexual
offender.
10:49, Sparta Road, accident
w/out injuries.
10:47, E. Recreation Dr., battery
delayed.
10:44, Barnuhl St., sexual offend-
er.
10:43; Hamptonwoods Blvd.,
theft delayed.
10:36, Wightman Ave. (3x), sexu-
al offender.
10:27, Pleasant View, Lakeside
Village, assist w/VIN check.
10:21, U.S. 27 S., 7 Days Food
Mart, accident w/out injuries.
10:16 Lakeview Dr., sexual
offender.
10:13 Highlands Blvd., drunk
person.
10:11 Interlake Blvd., follow up.
10:08, Hal McRae Blvd., fire.
10:03 Samuel Ave., suspicious
incident.
9:58 ,S. U.S. 27, Sunshine
Staffing, felony-fraud/embezzle-
menit.
9:51 Northern Blvd., suspicious
incident.
9:42, W. State St., warrant serv-
ice.
9:41 S. Highlands Ave.,
Highlands Regional Medical Center
ER, transport.
9:36, Spring Hill Rd., suspicious
incident.
9:29, N. US 27, mentally ill per-
son.
9:19, US 27, disturbance verbal.
8:59 U.S. 27 N., Bill Jarrett
Ford, assist w/VIN check.
8:35 Poinsettia St., follow up.
8:34 Fernleaf Ave., Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, suspicious
incident.
8:28 Shamrock St., warrant
service.


8:28 U.S. 27 S., Kentucky Fried
Chicken, burglary delayed.
8:19, Sam Asbury Ave., burglary
delayed.
8:01 Cornell St., disabled vehi-
cle.
7:57, Huntley Ct., animal bite.
7:54, Joe Hilton St., disturbance
verbal.
7:41, N. Main St., suspicious
person.
07:41, N. Main Ave., Suspicious
person.
07:40, Renault Ave., Sexual
offender.
07:25, U.S. 27, Follow-up.
07:20, U.S. 27 N.-Blue Lagoon


Saloon, Assist agency.
07:07, E.O. Douglas Ave., Sexual
offender.
06:56, Garwood Ave., Sexual
offender.
06:49, Carver Dr., Sexual offend-
er.
06:43, Harris St., Sexual offender.
06:29, Taseschee Dr., Sexual
offender.
05:11, U.S. 27 S.-Circle K No.
0035, Suspicious vehicle.
04:42, U.S. 27 S.-Circle K No.
7250, Follow-up.
04:10, Golf Haven Terrace, Assist
agency.
04:09, N. Franklin St., Warrant
service.
03:15, Bianca St., Warrant serv-
ice.
02:59, Aston-Martin Dr., Warrant
service.
02:34, N. Highlands Ave.,
Suspicious person.
02:32, Colmar Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
02:27, Martin Luther King Terrace
Apts., Warrant service.
01:59, U.S. 27 S.-Ars
Powersports, Warrant service.
01:06, Sunbird Ct., Suspicious
incident.
00:09, Country Hill Apts.,
Suspicious Incident.

Jan. 4
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 57 traffic stops, 2 juvenile trouble
(1 juvenile trouble delayed), 3 -
domestic disputes (1 domestic
injunction, 1 suspicious Incident-
DV), 10 alarms and 1 fire alarm.
23:50, Glenwood Ave.-across the
street, Suspicious incident.
23:42, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
23:33, Myrtle Ave., Narcotics vio-
lation.
23:32, FHH ER to Florida South,
Transport.
23:22, Eastview Rd., Suspicious
incident.
22:56, Grand Prix Dr., Assist
noise ordinance.
22:56, Aston-Martin Dr., Warrant
service.
22:37, Sebring Parkway-Bank of
America, Suspicious vehicle.
22:32, Main St.-Donaldson Park,
Suspicious vehicle.
22:30, C.R. 29, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
22:22, Woodbury Ave., Warrant
service.
22:17, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
person.
22:11, Sebring Ave., Warrant
service.
21:50, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Verbal distur-
bance.
21:50, U.S. 27 N., Disturbance.
21:47, C.R. 621-E-VFW, Disabled
vehicle.
21:40, Sumner Rd., Shooting in
area.
21:40, Howard Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
21:37, Palm St., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:31, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical, Follow-
up.
21:27, W. Hall St., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:14, Plaza Ave.-Winn Dixie,
Drunk driver.
21:12, W. Lagrande St.,
Harassment.
21:09, Huntley Dr., Civil dispute.
21:07, Park Crest Terrace Apts.,
Drunk person.
20:58, C.R. 64, Follow-up.
20:57, Dolphin Dr., Harassment.
20:57, Interlake Blvd., Drunk driv-
er.
20:50, U.S. 27 S.-Ars
Powersports, Suspicious vehicle.
20:44, U.S. 27 S.-Raintree
Storage, Follow-up.
20:31, Piper St. N.W., Follow-up.-
20:01, Highlands Ave., Warrant
service.
19:45, 'illarney Dr., Harassment.
19:43, Highlands Ave.,
Suspicious person.
19:19, Spinks Rd.-Fair Haven
Village Apts;, Assist public-ATC.
19:18, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
19:18, S.R. 70-E-five miles off
U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
19:15, Martin Luther King Terrace
Apts., Assist agency.
19:01, Gardner Dr., Dead person.
18:53, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Assist public-
ATC.
18:36, Brighton Rd., Follow-up.
18:34, Country Hill Apts.,
Suspicious person.
18:33, Wilkes St., Follow-up.
18:31, Osceola Ave., Harassment.
18:29, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
18:25, U.S. 27 N.-ER Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Transport.
18:24, Anderson St. N.E., Follow-
up.
18:21, Yarbrough Rd., Reckless
driver.
18:15, Elaine Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
18:13, E. Canfield St., Follow-up.
18:10, Bridle Path, Animal com-
plaint.
18:09, E. Adams St., Theft
delayed.
18:03, Golden Age Villas,
Suspicious incident.
18:00, S. Fairview Terrace-
Ridgedale Apts., Assist noise ordi-


nance.
17:51, Haw Branch Rd.-Country
Club of Sebring, Special detail.
17:51, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
17:48, Osceola Ave., Burglary IP.
17:41, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
17:36, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Saunak's Corner, Suspicious inci-
dent.
17:31, Persimmon Ct., Follow-up.
17:30, Olive Rd., Shooting in
area.


17:26, Macaw Ave., Shooting in
area.
17:17, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-
dent.
17:11, Granada Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
17:03, Wilhite St., Suspicious
incident.
17:02, Kerry Dr., Stolen vehicle
delayed.
17:00, DeSoto City Rd., Assist
noise ordinance.
16:58, Geese St., Trash/litter.
16:53, Park Land Dr., Animal
complaint.
16:52, Clearview Ct., Civil dis-
pute.
16:51, Magnolia Ave.-Magnolia
Retirement Home, Suspicious inci-
dent.
16:46, U.S. 27 S.-Walgreen's,*
Accident without injury.
16:45, Avon Estates Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
16:41, Lakeview Dr.-Leman's
Apts., Assist public-ATC.
16:37, U.S. 27 S.-Burger King
Lake Placid, Suspicious person.
16:36, Alexis St., Animal com-
plaint.
16:35, Popinjay Ave., Reckless
driver.
16:33, Elaine Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
16:31, Grand Concourse,
Harassment delayed.
16:27, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,
Suspicious incident.
16:19, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
person.
16:17, Lakewood Rd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
16:03, Woodruff Heights,
Suspicious incident.
15:32, Avon- Estates Blvd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
15:31, Roger St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
15:30, U.S. 27 S., Suspicious
incident.
15:26, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
15:26, 'W. Orangewood St.,
Suspicious person.
15:25, Bell St., Accident without
injury.
15:22, Granada Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
15:14, E. Hibiscus Ct., Suspicious
incident.
15:12, Catfish Creek Rd.,
Shooting in area.
15:11, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Reckless driver.
15:11, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
15:05, N. Amaryllis Rd., Burglary
delayed.
14:56, Henscratch Rd., Follow-
up.
14:54, N. Florida Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
14:47, Avon Estates Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
14:47, Commerce St., Abandoned
vehicle.
14:47, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring.
Police Department, Transport.
14:24, Spinks Lane, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
14:11, N. Garland Rd., Suspicious'
vehicle.
13:52, Lakeview Dr., Mentally ill
person. U
13:34, U.S. 27-X2 (Dal Hall
Blvd.), Accident without injury.
13:19, Elaine Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
1 13:15, Highlands Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
13:09, U.S. 27, Radar request. -
12:49, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
12:43, Maranatha Blvd., Burglary-
delayed.
12:42, U.S. 27 S.-Sebring Diner,
Accident without injury.
12:34, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-
dent.
12:34, Spruce Ave., Warrant
service.
12:28, Arbuckle Creek Rd.-X2
(Martin Luther King Blvd.), Disabled
vehicle.
12:19, Howze Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
12:17, Ellington Ave.-X2 (Martin
Luther King Blvd.), Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
12:08, Elaine Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
12:01, N. Lake Ave., Civil dispute.
11:58, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,
Suspicious incident.
11:51, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
11:50, Whisper Lake Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
11:47, Green Acre Way,
Harassment. /
11:43, Ridgewood Dr.,
Suspicious person.
11:37, Amy Ave.-Victory Temple
Church of God, Suspicious incident.
11:30, U.S. 27 S., Drunk person.
11:20, Ruck's Dairy Rd.,
Trespassing delayed.
11:19, U.S. 27-X2 (Alternate U.S.
27), Suspicious person.
11:08, Mimi St., Accident without
injury.
10:43, Elson Ave., Burglary
delayed.
10:41, Main St., Radar request.
10:20, W. State St., Warrant serv-
ice.
10:15, Henscratch Rd.,
Suspicious Incident.
10:04, N. Kenilworth Blvd.-
Sebring Police Department, Civil dis-
pute.


10:04, Elm Terrace, Warrant serv-
ice.
09:34, S. Avon Estates Blvd.,
Assist noise ordinance.
09:32, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Follow-up.
09:28, Lewis East Dr., Theft
delayed.
09:25, N. Berkley Rd., Animal
complaint.
09:02, S. Avon Estates Blvd.,
Animal complaint.
08:38, Elder St., Animal com-
plaint.
08:32, U.S. 27 N.-Mid Florida


Credit Union, Suspicious incident.
08:13, Notre Dame St., Warrant
service.
08:01, Magnolia St., Animal com-
plaint.
07:53, S. U.S. 27-DeSoto Square,
Assist agency.
07:22, Bottlebrush Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
07:15, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
07:01, Meadowlake Circle S.,
Suspicious incident.
06:34, U.S. 27 N.-Blue Lagoon
Saloon, Suspicious person.
06:09, Amy Ave., Burglary.
05:16, U.S. 27 S.-Dunkin Donuts,
Suspicious vehicle.
04:47, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Reckless driver.
* 04:25, US. 27 N.-Mid Florida
Credit Union, Suspicious incident.
03:39, N. Byrd Ave.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Mentally ill.
03:38, DeSoto City Rd., Assist
public-ATC.
03:37, Tulip Dr., Suspicious per-
son.
02:42, Wolf Creek Rd., Narcotics
violation.
02:39, C.R. 17 S., Suspicious
incident.
02:19, Glacier Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
02:08, W. Salinas Rd.,
Disturbance.
02:04, Lemans Dr., Harassment.
01:49, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
01:40, S. Commerce Ave.,
Suspicious person.
01:07, U.S. 27 N.-Red Lobster,
Suspicious person.
00:32, E. Main St., Civil dispute.
00:31, E. Hal McRae Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
00:19, Quail Ave., Follow-up.
00:18, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Assist agency.
00:18, Chestnut St., Transport.
00:15, N. Egret Rd., Burglary
delayed.
00:14, Greenway Dr., Suspicious
person.

Jan. 3
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 82 traffic stops, 1 child abuse, 2
juvenile trouble, 7 domestic disputes
(1 battery, 1 battery delayed), and 4
alarms.
23:58, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Suspicious person.
23:56, Crestmore Dr., Suspicious
vehicle.
23:50, U.S. 27 N.-Kegel Bowling
Lanes, Accident-hit and run.
23:49, Shad Dr., Burglary. ,
23:38, Quail Ave., Fire brush.
23:22, Wolf Creek Rd., Narcotics
violation.
23:13, E. Hall St., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:07, N. Hartman Rd., Shooting
in area.
23:01, Highlarids Estates, Assist
public-ATC.
22:52, Quail Ave., Suspicious
person.
22:28, Sebring Parkway,
Suspicious person.
22:23, Ike Ave., Warrant service.
22:07, Sebring Square-Shooter's
Bar and Grill, Warrant service.
22'05, U.S. 27 N.-Gate Station,
Drunk driver.
21:57, N. Central Ave.-Avon Park
Heavy Truck, Criminal mischief/van-
dalism.
21:47, Whispering Pines Dr.,
Assist noise ordinance.
21:45, Mwundell Ave., Follow-up.
21:26, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Clib
Mixx, Special detail,
21:10, Orange. St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
21:00, Leaf Rd., Animal com-
plaint.
20:59, Fairfield Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
20:58, Highlands Lake Dr.,
Suspicious person.
20:53, Main St., Reckless driver.
20:32, U.S. 27 S.-Lake Glenada
Campground, Assist public-ATC.
20:31, Serenade Terrace,
Suspicious incident.
20:30, N. U.S. 27-Frames and
Images, Disabled vehicle.
20:25, FHLP to FHH, Transport.
20:22, U.S. 98-headed towards
Annie's Bar, Drunk driver.
20:12, Pine Tree Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
20:00, Queen Palm Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
19:57, Jack Weisser Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
19:52, Lake Josephine Dr., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:46, W. Center Ave.-Sebring
City Pier, Suspicious vehicle.
19:38, Ernest E. Sims St., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:37, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
19:36, Mundell Ave., Burglary
delayed.
19:30, Bell St., Follow-up.
19:17, Spinks Lane, Suspicious
incident.


19:03, Grapefruit Ave.-Big Oak
Apts., Assist noise ordinance.
18:57, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
Placid High School, Special detail.
18:38, Washington Blvd. N.E.,
Warrant service.
18:33, DeSoto City Rd., Assist
agency.
18:31, Elaine Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
18:27, Churchill St., Follow-up.
18:26, Loquat Rd., Follow-up.
18:23, Waldron Ave., Warrant
service.
18:23, Wolfe Dr., Property dam-
age.
18:19, Denise Ave., Suspicious
person.
18:11, U.S. 27 N.-Florida Hospital
Lake Placid, Transport.
18:03, Wellston Rd., Suspicious "
person.
17:58, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
High School, Special detail.
17:58, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Disturbance
fight.
17:47, Wolfe Dr., Theft delayed.
17:43, Lariat Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
17:42, Dew Dr., Animal com-
plaint.
17:40, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
17:38, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Theft delayed.
17:36, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
Mobile Estates, Burglary.
17:34, Delaney Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
17:27, Kennedy Dr., Suspicious
incident.
17:23, Lake Groves Rd. N.W.,
Theft delayed.
17:16, Bassage Rd., Suspicious
incident.
17:10, Ernest E. Sims St., Assist
noise ordinance.
17:01, Vilabella Dr., Follow-up.
16:56, C.R. 64, Animal complaint.
16:56, Lake Blue Dr., Animal
complaint.
16:53, Lark Ave., Civil dispute.
16:51, Valerie Blvd., Warrant
service.
16:43, Brooklyn Ave., Suspicious
incident.
16:42, S.R. 66-X2 (Skipper Rd.),
Assist agency.
16;42, W. Prairie St., Drunk per-
son.
16:40, Holiday Beach Dr.,
Shooting in area.
16:31, E. Main St.-Avon Park
High School, Special detail.
16:26, U.S. 98, Disabled vehicle.
16:09, Camero Dr., Harassment
delayed.
16:08, W. Delaney Lane,
Suspicious person.
16:07, W. Main St.-Florida Tire
Terminal, Suspicious incident.
15:56, E. Carribbean Rd., Assist
public-ATC.
15:54, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Follow-up.
15:52, Tulane Circle, Suspicious
person.
15:52, Sunpure Rd., Lost or
stolen tag.
15:50, S. Fairview -Terrace-
Ridgedale Apts., Narcotics violation.
15:47, Park Land Dr., Animal
complaint.
15:46, Matlo Ave., Follow-up.
15:46, Poinsettia Ave.-Bayside
Apts., Theft delayed.
15:43, U.S. 27 S.-Jones Oil and
Tire, Disabled vehicle.
15:43, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Civil-dispute.
15:33, Lake Dr. E., Animal com-
plaint.
15:26, U.S. 27, Radar request.
15:21, Date- Palm Dr., Reckless '
driver.
15:20, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
15:13, Notre Dame St., Warrant
service.
14:53, Comet Terrace, Reckless
driver.
14:51, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Suspicious incident.
14:50, Van Pelt Rd., Stolen or lost
tag.
14:48, Plaza Ave.-Winn Dixie,
Suspicious incident.
14:42, Tulane Dr., Radar request.
14:41, U.S. 27 S.-Dollar Tree,
Accident without injury.
14:38, Misty Oaks Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
14:29, Lake June Rd.-St. Francis ,
Episcopal Church, Escort.
14:28, Highland Dr., Suspicious
person.
14:21, Swallow Ave., Suspicious
incident.
14:18, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.-Lake
Grassy Park, Assist noise ordinance.
14:05, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
14:04, Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie
Brown Park, Assist public-ATC.
14:03, E. Crcle St., Animal comn-
plaint.
14:00, Park Crest Terrace Apts.,
Suspicious intident.
13:55, Allamanda Blvd.-Stop 'N
Shop No. 23 payphone, Suspicious
incident.
13:48, U.S. 27, Highway obstruc- ,
tion.
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Continued from page 10A
13:33, Lakeview Dr.-Town
Square, Accident without injury.
13:14, N. Anoka Ave., Fire struc-
ture.
13:06, W. Cornell St.-Macklin
Automotive, Verbal disturbance.
12:38, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
12:09, W. Allamanda Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
12:03, Belle Grove St.,
Suspicious incident.
11:55, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
11:51, Highlands Blvd.-Lupita
Grocery, Suspicious incident.
11:48, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
High School, Suspicious incident.
11:29, S. Lake Ave.-First United
Methodist Church, Escort.
11:29, Westminster Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
11:25, Taylor St., Fire brush.
11:25, Barnum St., Animal com-
plaint.
11:25, U.S. 27 N.-Highlands
Independent Bank, Suspicious inci-
dent.
11:18, Monegro St., Burglary
delayed.
11:15, Belle Grove St.,
Suspicious incident.
11:09, Lake Lillian Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
11:01, Plumosa Ave., Suspicious
incident.
1 11:00, Tractor Rd., Radar
request.
10:42, E. Circle St., Suspicious.
person.
10:41, U.S. 27 N.-Holiday Inn
Express Sebring, Assist agency.
10:21,125 E. Park Ave.-Chandler
Funeral, Escort.
10:20; A Miracle Ave., Suspicious
person.
10:08, Ramiro St., Assist noise
ordinance.
10:07, U.S. 27 S.-Econo Lodge,
Property found.
10:03, Gale St., Animal com-
plaint.
10:00, Olive Rd., Suspicious vehi-
cle.
09:44, S.R. 70, Disabled vehicle.
09:41, C.R. 621-Jernigan Racing,
Burglary delayed.
09:40, Pearl Terrace, Warrant
service.
09:24, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Disturbance.
09:18, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Disabled
vehicle.
09:08, N. U.S. 27 S.-Captain D's
Seafood, Assist public-ATC.
08:59, Bella Ave., Property found.
08:57, Sparta Rd., Warrant serv-
ice.
08:51, E. Walnut St., Theft
delayed.
08:49, Lakeview Dr., Animal com-
plaint.
08:48, U.S. 27 S.-Circle K No.
7515 payphone, Property found.
08:20, Gresham St., Animal com-
plaint.
07:58, W. Avon Blvd.-Haywood
Fitness Center, Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
05:49, N. Summit Ave.,
Transport.


05:40, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Sexual battery.
05:27, Citrus Lakes Dr.,
Suspicious vehicle.
05:27, Thompson Ave., Follow-
up.
05:20, Park Crest Terrace-
Randy's Detailing, Suspicious inci-
dent.
04:44, Central Ave.-Frito Lay,
Suspicious person.
04:31, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical,
Transport.
04:20, U.S. 27 S.-Econo Lodge,
Follow-up.
04:12, Wall St., Harassment.
03:33, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
person.
03:33, : Wightman Ave.,
Abandoned vehicle.
03:31, Park Crest Terrace,
Burglary.
03:30, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical,
Transport.
03:22, U.S. 27 S.-Econo Lodge,
Sexual battery.
03:06, S. Orange Blossom Blvd.,
Accident without injury.
03:01, U.S. 27 N.-Denny's,
Suspicious vehicle.
02:59, Clearview Ct., Suspicious
incident.
02:45, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
02:34, No address, Assist public-
ATC.
02:15, Lakeview Dr.-Waverly
Apts., Suspicious person.
02:13, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Shell
Food Mart, Disturbance.
02:12, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Theft
delayed.
02:07, N. Melrose Dr., Verbal dis-
turbance.
01:56, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
01:38, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
01:28, Delaney Ave., Burglary
delayed.
01:19, Puffin St., Animal com-
plaint.
01:18, Pebble Beach Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
01:15, Sunrise Dr., Suspicious
incident.
01:13, W. Center Ave.-Sebring
City Pier, Suspicious person.
01:11, Lemon Lane, Suspicious
person.
01:00, U.S. 21, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
00:53, U.S. 27 S.-Circle K No.
7515, Assist public-ATC.
00:48, Bassage Rd., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:45, Serenity Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:15, E. Adams St., Suspicious
incident.
00:12, Granada Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:10, FHLP ER to Florida South
ER, Transport.
00:07, Kent Dr., Warrant service.

Jan. 2
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 1 missing adult, 55 traffic stops,
3 child abuse, 3 juvenile trouble, 4


domestic disputes (1 battery), and
16 alarms.

23:58, First St., Warrant service.
23:56, S. Delaney Ave., Shooting
in area.
23:43, Thurston Ave., Burglary
delayed.
23:29, Shula Rd., Harassment.
23:24, Granada Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
23:15, Lemon Ave., Suspicious
incident.
23:14, Recreation Dr., Suspicious
incident.
1 23:07, N. Pine St.-American
Legion, Burglary delayed.
23:07, Hope Circle, Suspicious
incident.
23:04, Sonnet Rd., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:02, N. Dressel Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
22:59, Delaney Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:58, Patton Ave., Suspicious
incident.
22:56, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Transport.
22:56, Kenilworth Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
22:52, Lawrence Ave.-Cemetery
Rd., Fire.
22:50, Washington Blvd., Warrant
service.
22:37, Eucalyptus St.-Poinsettia
Ave., Suspicious incident.
22:34, W. Main St.-Save-A-Lot,
Property lost.
22:33, S. Highlands Ave.,
Suspicious person..
22:31, S.R. 64, Reckless driver.
22:16, Lakeview Dr., Animal com-
" plaint.
22:09, U.S. 27 N.-Behiild
Walmart, Suspicious incident.
22:05, Hope Circle-Hope Villas,
Assist public-ATC.
22:04, Jacklin Ave.-Circle K No.
7318, Drunk driver.
21:58, Hammock Rd., Follow-up.
21:51, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Club
Mixx, Special detail.
21:48, Dew Dr., Warrant service.
21:38, Beach Front area,
Chase/pursuit.
21:37, S. Main St.-Jalisco Market,
"Suspicious incident.
21:32, Howard St., Suspicious
person.
21:26, Kenilworth Blvd.-Tom Glo
Inc., Suspicious incident.
21:19, U.S. 27 S.-Econo Lodge,
Verbal disturbance.
21:03, S.R. 70 W., Assist agency.
20:16, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
20:10, Lemon Rd., Reckless driv-
er.
20:03, Tangerine Rd. N.W.,
Animal complaint.
19:35, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
19:29, Hillcrest Ave.,
Miscellaneous incident.
19:22, Placid Lakes Blvd.-Island
Food Store, Suspicious person.
19:20, Persimmon Ct.-The Villas,
Harassment delayed.
19:18, Holt St.', Suspicious per-.
son.
19:13, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Assist public-
ATC.
19:12, N. Iroquois Rd.,


Trespassing.
19:09, Magnolia Ave.-Magnolia
Retirement Home, Suspicious inci-
dent.
18:41, Boston St., Suspicious
incident,
18:39, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
18:35, Lake June Rd., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
18:32, Loquat Rd., Burglary
delayed.
18:29, Churchill St., Follow-up.
18:18, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Capias arrest.
18:16, Wolf Creek Rd., Civil dis-
pute.
18:08, E. Phoenix St., Suspicious
incident.
18:04, S. U.S. 27-Radio Shack,
Theft delayed.
18:03, Elaine Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
17:52, Brawn Ave., Suspicious
person.
17:49, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
High School, Special detail.
17:49, W. Center St.-Highlands
Independent Bank, Robbery.
17:43, Delaney Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
17:42, John L. St., Theft delayed.
17:22, N: U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,
Suspicious incident.
17:20, N. Wightman Ave.-Sebring
Police Department, Follow-up.
17:16, Loop Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
17:12, Haw Branch Rd.-Country
Club of Sebring, Special detail.
17:03, N. U.S. 27-Sears, Theft
delayed.
17:02, U.S. 27 N.-Florida Hospital
Lake Placid, Suspicious person.
16:47, U.S. 27 S.-Captain D's
Seafood, Accident-hit and run.
16:46, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Accident without injury.
16:32, Grapefruit Ave., Civil dis-
pute.
16:28; DeSoto Rd., Civil dispute.
16:11, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Assist public-
ATC.
16:06, Camphor St., Property
damage.
16:04, Hall St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
16:03, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Civil dispute.
16:00, S. Fairview Terrace,
Suspicious incident.
15:55, U.S. 98, Disabled vehicle.
15:48, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
15:45, St. Thomas Ave., Assist
public-ATC.
15:44, Anderson St. N.E., Follow-
up.
15:38, Amy Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
15:34, E.O. Douglas Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
15:34, U.S. 27 N.-BP Station,
Property found.
15:33, Ida Ave., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
15:27, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Harassment delayed.
15:25, Whiting Dr., Suspicious
incident.
15:25, S.R. 66, Disabled vehicle.
15:22, Parkwood St., Suspicious
incident.
15:18, Steiner Ave., Accident


without injury.
15:16, U.S. 27 N.-Avon Park
Chiropractic, Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
15:11, Lake Josephine Dr., Assist
noise ordinance.
15:11, E. S.R. 70-Sunshine RV
Resort, Assist public-ATC.
15:09, U.S. 27-X2 (Bayview St.),
Assist noise ordinance.
15:03, Zion St., Assist with VIN
check.
14:46, U.S. 27-X2 (Dal Hall
Blvd.), Property found.
14:46, Red Pine Dr., Assist
agency.
14:45, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
14:43, Sandspur Lane,
Suspicious vehicle.
14:27, U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food
Mart, Theft delayed.
14:18, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Property lost.,
14:14, Granada Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
14:11, S.R. 17 N.-Silver Sands
Resort, Narcotics violation.
14:02, E.. Main St.-Chamber of
Commerce Avon Park, Suspicious
incident.
13:54, U.S. 27 S.-CVS, Civil dis-
pute.
13:48, Youth Care Lane-Valencia
Mobile Home Park, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
13:38, Lake Ave., Highway
obstruction.
13:11, Alan St., Theft delayed.
12:49, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Animal com-
plaint.
12:41, S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
12:38, U.S. 27 S.-Raintree Plaza,-
Warrant service.
12:28, N. Taylor St., Lost or
stolen tag.
12:27, Lake Mirror. Dr.,
Disturbance. '
12:26, S. Florida Ave.-Peppertree
Apts., Theft delayed.
12:18, Shankhill Rd.-Hidden
Acres Nursery, Fire.
12:18, Center Ave.-First Baptist
Church, Suspicious incident.
12:12, Lake Denton Rd., Follow-
up.
12:08, U.S. 27 N.-Tire Plus Total
Car Care, Accident without injury.
12:05, Hillsborough County-
Tampa, Assist agency.
12:00, Lake Lillian Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
11:59, S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
11:59, Lemon Ave., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
11:59, Zion St.-ER Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Animal bite.
11:50, N. Franklin St., Warrant
service.
11:40, N. Avon Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
11:37, Washington Blvd. N.E.,
Warrant service.
11:34, Sentimental Ct., Theft
delayed.
11:16, E. Main St.-Our Lady of
Grace Church, Escort.
11:15, Notre Dame St., Warrant
service.
10:53, Golfview Rd., Suspicious
incident.
10:39, U.S. 27, Highway obstruc-


tion.
10:15, Washington Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
10:03, S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
10:02, U.S. 27 N.-Cora Rehab
Clinic, Accident without injury.
10:00, 'HRMC ER to Florida
South, Transport.
09:47, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Property
lost.
09:47, Harris St., Civil dispute.
09:37, Olive Rd., Assist agency.
09:36, Kearly Ave., Burglary
delayed.
09:19, U.S. 27 N.-Bill Jarrett
Ford, Assist with VIN check.
09:17, Josephine Ave., Assist
agency.
09:15, Lakewood Rd., Theft
delayed.
09:02, McGahee Ave., Warrant
service.
08:56, W. Park St., Stolen or lost
tag.
08:50, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
08:43, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Assist with VIN
check.
08:16, U.S. 27 S.-McDonald's,
Assist public-ATC.
08:05, Lakeview Dr., Abandoned
vehicle.
08:01, Heron St., Suspicious
vehicle.
07:58, Roadrunner Ave., Follow-
up.
07:55, Poinsettia Ave.-Bayside
Apts., Assist public-ATC.
07:46, U.S. 27 S., Lake Glenada
Campground, Civil dispute.
07:33, W. Walnut St.-Geo-Dev
Laundry and Carwash, Suspicious
person.
07:15, E. Adams St., Suspicious
incident.
06:42, Roadrunner Ave., Theft
delayed.
06:38, W. Hal McRae Blvd.-Faith
Pentecostal Holiness Church,
Suspicious vehicle.
06:28, 338 Orange St.-Highiands
County Jail, Assist agency.
04:02, Sunrise Dr., Suspicious
incident.
03:22, Jaguar Dr., Animal com-
plaint.
03:09, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
02:52, Granada Blvd., Suspicious.
person., -
02:16, Century Blvd., Reckless
driver.
02:05, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
01:06, Devco Rd., Accident with
unknown injury.
00:37, Lakeview Dr.-Sunset
Beach Motel, Suspicious incident.
00:32, Magnolia Ave.-Magnolia
Retirement Home, Theft delayed.
00:16, Hammock Rd., Disabled
vehicle.
00:14, E.O. Douglas Ave.-X2
(Virginia St.), Suspicious vehicle.


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

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Monday, Jan. 5:
Kyle Matthew Arjona, 22, of
Sebring, was recommitted for
two counts of vehicle theft,
grand, third degree; two counts
of burglary of structure or con-
veyance, unarmed, without per-
son inside; two counts of dealing
in stolen property; and burglary
of dwelling, unarmed.
Jeremy Joseph Floyd, 26, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
Dustin Chad Frazier, 29, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to comply with court
order, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; and warrant,
failure to comply with court
order, refusing to submit to bal-
ance test.
Domingo Sebastian
Hernandez, 20, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid
license.
Stephanie Martinez, 24, of
Avon Park, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor warrant for possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Demetre Antoine Moore, 24,
of Gainesville, awaiting trial for
driving while license suspended,
habitual offender.
Maria Denise Nelson, 22, of
Sebring, was recommitted for
issuing or obtaining property
with .worthless check, five
counts.
+ Marcus Antione Packer, was
recommitted for driving while
license suspended, habitual
offender.


* Jose Luis Perez, 27, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for battery,
touch or strike.
* Stephen Ross Richards, 48,'
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike; and warrantless
for trafficking in methampheta-
mine.
* Samuel Sammy Rosario, 19,
of Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor or community control,
warrant for leaving scene of
accident without giving informa-
tion.
* Donald Ray Shipley, 45, of
Lorida, was registered as a crim-
inal for possession of cocaine;
and fleeing or eluding police.
* Melinda Lee Strange, 44,. of
Avon Park, was recommitted for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, second offense.
* Ricky Hershel Tyler, 23, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or battery,
felony battery by strangulation.
* Albert Cheaviler Wilson, 21,
of Lake Placid, was charged on a
Lake County warrant for know-
ingly driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 4:
* Nancy Cain Anderson, 48, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs, first offense.
* Tomie Jon Bandy, 22, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Paul Benjamin Bourne,
awaiting trial, warrant, failure to
appear, failed pre-payment plan
for leaving scene of accident,
property damage.
+ Cody Thomas Bunting, 19, of
Lorida, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear for knowingly


driving while license suspended
or revoked.
SWalter Lee Cook, 40, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial, warrant for
grand theft of a motor vehicle,
third degree; and warrant for
dealing in stolen property.
Daz Dwan Hester, 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs, first offense.
James Knox, 56, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for producing mar-
ijuana, Schedule I; possession of
marijuana, over 20 grams; and
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use.
George Charles Nickerson,
61, of Sebring, awaiting trial for
possession of cocaine; and pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
+ Gustavus Fernen Owens, 34,
of Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, man-
ufacture or deliver.
Nicholas James Vought, 26,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
possession- of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use; producing mar-
ijuana, Schedule I; and posses-
sion of marijuana, over 20
grams.
Dolen Craig Wilson, 23, of
Avon Park, was charged with
probation violation, felony war-
rant for three counts of burglary
of dwelling, occupied con-
veyance; warrant for five counts
of grand theft; warrant for two
counts of trafficking in stolen
property; warrant for three
counts of burglary of structure;
warrant for burglary of con-
veyance; warrant for burglary;
warrant for burglary of dwelling;
warrant for dealing in stolen
property; and warrant for grand
theft of firearm.
+ Tiffany Deann Winslow, 25,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday, Jan. 3:
James Stephen Bone, 27, of
Fort Meade, awaiting trial for
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use; and possession
of controlled substance without
prescription.
+ Andrew Marcus Carr, 19, of


Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for bribery, adjudica-
tion withheld.
+ Leslie Janelle Fred, 26, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs, first offense.
* Gernold Anthony Lagree, 31,
of Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony war-
rant for grand theft.
* Christopher Lee Santiago, 23,
of Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony war-
rant for shooting, throwing mis-
sile into dwelling, vehicle,
building or aircraft; and warrant
for grand theft.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Jan. 2:
* William Michael Dawson, 21,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
two counts of resisting officer,
obstruction without violence;
two counts of possession of mar-
ijuana, not more than 20 grams;
tampering with, fabricating or
destroying physical evidence;
and possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use.
* Charles Thomas Dennard, 54,
of Sebring, was charged on a
Polk County warrant, failure to
appear for knowingly driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
+ Joe Drayton, 67, of Lake
Placid, was charged with proba-
tion violation, felony warrant for
selling, manufacturing or deliv-
ering cocaine; recommitted for
selling cocaine, Schedule II; and
recommitted for possession of
cocaine.
* Alberto Escareno, 30, of
Avon Park, Immigration detainer
for municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
* Edward Bernard Hammond,
52, of Sarasota, was charged on
a Sarasota County warrant, fail-
ure to appear for fraud and false
statement to obtain unemploy-
ment compensation.
Angel Luis Hernandez, 20, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams; driving while
license suspended, second
offense; resisting officer,
obstruction without violence;
warrant, summons returned
unserved for arraignment,


improper exhibition of danger-
ous weapon; warrant for petit
theft; and recommitted from
compound for possession of.
drug paraphernalia.
* Steve Dennis Laliberte, 38, of
Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for Rhode Island case
of aggravated assault.
* Timothy Todd Lawrence, 30,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Scott Michael McAllister, 35,
of Middleburg, awaiting trial,
felony warrant, failure to appear,
arraignment for possession of
drug paraphernalia; and warrant,
failure to appear, arraignment
for possession of cocaine.
* Donald Robert McClelland,
30, of Sebring, was registered as
a criminal for possessing, carry-
ing firearm by convicted felon;
and grand theft of motor vehicle.
* Tracy Lee Mercer, 37, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear, failing
pre-payment plan for two counts
of resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; warrant, .fail-
ure to appear, failing pre-pay-
ment plan for giving false name
to law enforcement; and warrant,
failure to appear, failing pre-
payment plan for violation
injunction, protection against
domestic violence.
* Domingo Hernandez Roque,
19, of Haines City, awaiting trial
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cocaine with intent to sell, etc.
within 1,000 feet of place of
worship or business; and resist-
ing officer, obstruction without
violence.
* Richard Walter Schmid, 30,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Marwin J. Simmons, 41, of
Avon Park, was charged on a
Hardee County warrant for non-
support.
* Britani Margarite
Stephenson, 22, of Sebring, was
charged with probation viola-
tion, felony warrant for posses-
sion of cannabis, more than 20
grams; and possession of con-
trolled substance without pre-
scription.
* Silverio Garcia Torres, 53, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
carrying concealed weapon,
electric weapon or device; and
simple assault, intent threat to do
violence.
* David Ray Vandiver, 38, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for resist-
ing officer, obstruction without
violence.
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Sebring, was registered as a
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And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Heading to

the Hall

It kind of snuck up on me,
but here we are again on the
eve of results of the latest
voting for the Baseball Hall
of Fame.
Well, they come out
Monday, Jan. 12, so we're
not quite on the'eve we're
five eve's away.
Looking at the list of can-
didates, I'm generally under-
whelmed.
They say it's the smallest
ballot in quite some time,'
with 23 former players list-
ed, but this could have been
whittled down quite a bit
more, as it could be in most
years.
I mean, really, there are
guys that had nice careers,
but who shouldn't be on this
sort of list.
Even guys with very nice
careers, in my view, don't
need to be put on a list like
this, only to summarily be
dropped for not getting the
required 5-percent of the
vote to stay on.
Jay Bell, Ront Gant, Dan
Plesac, Jesse Orosco and the
Vaughn cousins, Greg and
Mo.
They are all on the ticket,
Continued on page 3B


op amatuers teeing


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING At this very
moment, the latest revival of
the Harder Hall Women's
Invitational Golf Tournament
is underway, busying up the
fairways, greens and tee boxes
of the Harder Hall golf course.
Some of the top amatuer
talent from around the
nation, not to mention a
contingient of 'seven golfers
from Scotland and another
from England, has con-
verged in Highlahds County
and is inthe opening round
of the four-day event.
Familiar names from the
LPGA Tour dot the list of
past winners, with the likes
of Christie Kerr, Natalie
Gulbis, Brittany. Lincicome
and Morgan Pressel having
won Harder Hall over the
past ten years.
And recent winners, such
as Stacy Lewis ('06) and
Alison Walshe ('08) have
recently earned their own
tour cards.
Though another familiar
name is absent this time
around, as Taylore Karl had
scheduling issues, so the soph-
omore from Pepperdine, who
finished a close second to
Walshe last year in her first
visit to Harder Hall and earned
second team All-America hon-
ors after her standout freshman
season, isn't here to have at the


trophy she nearly got last time
around which means that it
is a wide open field this year.
"It's a smaller field,"
tournament manager and
past champion' Carole
Semple-Thompson said.
"And it's a very talented
field. There are a lot of very
good golfers here. And of
course, for all we know,
some 14-year old might
come out and shoot a 68."
But there are some return-
ing players that were in the
mix last year that look to
challenge for the '09 title.
Lauren Hunt, of Little
River, S.C., and Isabelle
Lendl, of Bradenton, both
finished in a tie for fourth
last year and Meghan
Bolger, of Oakland Park,
FL., was just one stroke
back and played in the
Curtis Cup last spring.
Others to keep an eye on,
according to Semple-
Thompson, are Candace
Schepperle, of Birmingham,
AL, Daniela Lendl, of
Bradenton, Wendi Golden, nee-
Patterson, a former winner and
also of Bradenton, and Maggie
Weder, of Greenville, N.C.
And one can never tell
what those across the pond
might bring to the table,
what with the surge of
adrenaline they're sure to be
feeling in the balmy condi-
tions of a Florida 'winter.'


Harriet Beasley, Holly
Calvert, Rachel Cassidy,
Kelsey MacDonald, Laura
Murray, Jane Turner and
Rebecca Wilson came over
together as a group from
Stirling, Scotland to com-
pete, as well as Holly
Clyburn from Cleethorpes,
Lincolnshire in the UK.
Jen Lochhead came down
from Ancaster, Ontario and
players are in from as far
away, in this country, as
Washington state (Jordan
Allyne of Bellvue) and from
as near as neighboring
Wauchula (Erin Fitzpatrick).
Regardless of where
they're from, the talent is
without question as there are
plenty of positive handicaps
in the field meaning their
average score is below-par.
"This is my second year
down here," Wake Forest
senior, and former All-ACC
player Nanette Hill from
Pelham Manor, N.Y. said.
"It's one of the top amatuer
tournaments and it serves as
a great warm-up to our sea-
son. Not to mention a warm-
up in the weather."
Other than a chance of
rain today, the weather
looks clear for the week,
making for good scoring
conditions so stay tuned
for what promises to be
another great edition of the
Harder Hall Invitational.


News-Sun photo by DAN HUtEHNE
Nanette Hill, a former All-ACC player in her senior year at
Wake Forest, chips one toward the green during Tuesday's
practice round to get ready for the 54th Annual Harder Hall
Women's Golf Invitational which tees off today.


IDragons welcome New Year with


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Derrick McKenzie slips this pass into the lane past Lake Placid's Kirk Veley in Avon
Park's win Monday night. k P i

Avon Park uses holiday momentum,

to beat Green Dragons


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK The Red
Devil Boys basketball team
took advantage of the expe-
rience they gained over the
holiday break and used their
newly gained intensity to
defeat Lake Placid 66-29 in
Avon Park.
"I tried to reign in the
pace a bit when we went in
at half-time. We were get-
ting a little silly out there at
one point," said Luther
Cle,mons, Avon Park's head

-"'?Playing over the holi-
days has kept us fresh. The
level of competition we
faced in the tournaments we


played has been helpful to
Sus. We've g6t to keep that
going. Playing at the inten-
sity level of those other
teams has been helpful to
us," Clemons said.
Although Lake Placid's
Kirk Veley picked up a
respectable 11 points by
game's end, Avon Park took
lead early, using the inside
threat of Cleveland Nobles
to run the score up from the
onset of the game.
Nobles ended the game
with 15 points, and hit four
of his five free throws.
Avon Park's Avierre
Conner also had 15 points,
and was 2-for-2 at the free
throw line.


'We had fun out

there tonight.'

CLEVELAND NOBLES
Red Devil center

"I think I scored the first
eight points, and then we
kind of switched it up," said
Nobles.
"We had fun out there
tonight. We played strong,
and had a good thing going.
Playing some of the out of
state teams gave us a boost,
and it kept us fresh. It was a
fun night, and it looks, like
we are beginning to come
together a little more,"
Nobles added.


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By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
LAKE PLACID Heading
into the final game before
Christmas Break, the Lake
Placid Green Dragons had
stumbled their way through
the gauntlet of stiff competi-
tion finding themselves win-"
less but learning some impor-
tant game time experience
along the way.
Reeling from big losses
early on the Dragons stum-
bled into their final game of
the Tavenier Tourney against
Walker Academy where they
turned a close first half into a
blowout win.
The Dragons made it two
in a row on Saturday, Jan. 3
when they routed Walker
Academy 69-32.
The Dragons looked like a
different team than they did
the rest of the season as they
played with a little more pep
in their step.
"It is nice to have a win-
ning streak," commented
head Green Dragon coach
David Veley. "We had a good
couple weeks off and the
guys really worked on some
things. We played with a dif-
ferent intensity tonight."
The defense swarmed to


route of Eagl

the ball and were able to
close off passing lanes while
the offense got a big boost
from Kirk Veley who was the
leading scorer with 22 points.
The Dragons jumped out in
front early on with a 11-2 run
that was sparked by Veley
scoring the first seven points.
Walker Academy battled
back as Brad Walz led the
Eagles charge with four
points in the quarter.
At the end of the first quar-
ter the Dragons had built a
strong 19-6 lead thanks to
eight points from Andre
Wilson and nine from Veley.
Lake Placid continued
their offensive explosion in
the second quarter ,thanks to
big man Travalier Sholtz,
who came off the bench to
add nine points.
Walz continued to bring
his hard work and leadership
to the table as he kept the
game close with four points
along with three assists. But
Lake Placid had a command-
ing 38-15 lead heading into
intermission.
Both teams "came out of
intermission on fire as Walz
and Veley went shot-for-shot
as Walz finished the quarter


News-Sun file photo by
DAN HOEHNE
Kirk Veley paced, the Lake
Placid scoring with 22
points in the Green Dragon
win over Walker Memorial
Saturday, Jan. 3.
with seven points while
Veley had nine.
The difference maker in
the quarter came from the
supporting cast as Lake
Continued on page 3B


Two times the Gator action


Special to the News-Sun
When the top two teams in
the country meet for the
national championship this
Thrusday evening, local fans
will have a double opportuni-
ty to follow the action.
Cohan Radio Group
President Peter Coughlin has
announced the play-by-play
of the contest between the
Florida Gators and the
Oklahoma Sooners will be
broadcast both on local Gator
football- affiliate AM730
WWTK and on 105.7 LITE


105.7FM WWLL.
"We decided to do this so
as many people as possible
throughout the heartland
could hear it," Coughlin said.
The Gators and Sooners
will square off in the third
annual FedEx' BCS National
Championship game at
Dolphin Stadium in Miami.
The Gators won the inau-
gural BCS title game two
years ago defeating The Ohio
State Buckeyes.
This game represents
Florida's 18th straight bowl


game and 36th bowl appear-
ance overall (16-19).
It is also the fifth BCS
Bowl game for the Gators,
who have gone 3-1 in the
four prior outings.
The Sooners have won
seven national titles since
1950 with the latest coming
in 2000. and boast of a 24-
16-1 all-time bowl record.
The team is making its
10th straight bowl appear-
ance but has struggled in the
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THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 3
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17, OT
Sunday, Jan. 4
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 10
Baltimore at Tennessee, 4:30 p.m.
(CBS)
Arizona at Carolina, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday, Jan. 11
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
(FOX)
San Diego at Pittsburgh, 4:45 p.m.
(CBS)
CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Jan. 18
NFC
Arizona-Carolina winner vs.
Philadelphia-N.Y. Giants winner (FOX),
3 p.m.
AFC
Baltimore-Tennessee winner vs. San
Diego-Pittsburgh winner (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 6 .829 -
New Jersey 17 18.486 12
New York 13 19 .406141/2
Toronto 14 21 .400 15
Philadelphia 13 20 .394 15
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 26 8 .765 -
Atlanta 22 11 .66731/2
Miami 18 15 .54571/2
Charlotte 12 22 .353 14
Washington 7 25 .219 18
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 27 6 .818 -
Detroit 21 11 .65651/2
Milwaukee 17 19 .472111/2
Chicago 14 20.412131/2
Indiana 12 22 .35315 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 23 11 .676 -
New Orleans 20 10 .667 1
Dallas 20 13 .60621/2
Houston 21 14 .6002 1/2
Memphis 11 23 .324 12
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Denver 24 12 .667 -
Portland 20 ,14.588 3
Utah 20 15.57131/2
Minnesota 8 '25 .24214 1/2
Oklahoma City 4 30 .118 19
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 27 5 .844 -
Phoenix, 19 912.6137 1/2
Golden State 10 26 .278 19
L.A. Clippers-- -8 25 .242191/2
Sacramento 8 '-' -8 '27 .229201/2
Sunday's Games
Toronto 108, Orlando 102
Washington 80, Cleveland 77
Detroit 88, L.A. Clippers 87 -
Memphis 102, Dallas 82
New York 100, Bostonr88
L.A. Lakers 100, Portland 86
Monday's Games
San Antonio 91, Miami 84
New Jersey 98, Sacramento 90
Milwaukee 107, Toronto 97
Utah 119, Golden State 114
Denver 135, Indiana 115
Tuesday's Games
Washington at Orlando, late
Houston at Philadelphia, late
Boston at Charlotte, late
Minnesota at Memphis, late
New York at Oklahoma City, late
Sacramento at Chicago, late
L.A. Clippers at Dallas, late
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, late"
Wednesday's Games
Orlando at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Memphis at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Miami at Denver, 9 p.m.
Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m.
Detroit at Portland, 1,0 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W LOTPtsGF GA
N.Y. Rangers *'24-14 3 51 112109
Philadelphia 21 10 8 50132120
New Jersey 23 12 3 49117 98
Pittsburgh 19 17 4 42121 124
N.Y. Islanders 12 25 4 28 107 149
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 29 6 4 62143 88
Montreal 22 10 6 50115100
Buffalo 19'15 5 43113111
Toronto 16 17 6 38119138
Ottawa 13 18 6 32 87 107
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 26 11 3 55 133116
Carolina 20 15 5 45105116
Florida 17 16 6 40104111
Tampa Bay 11 18 10 32 95 121
Atlanta 13 22 5 31115146


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 26 7 5 57141 111
Chicago 21 8 7 49132 96
Columbus 18 17 4 40104109
Nashville 17 18 3 37 93 112
St. Louis 15 21 3 33112132
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 23 12 4 50120117
Vancouver 21 15 5 47117108
Edmonton 19 16 3 41 108114


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Davidson at Duke .................. ESPN
Louisville at South Florida .......... ESPN2
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THURSDAY.
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Colorado 19 19 1 39 104 115
Pacific Division
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Los Angeles 16 16 6 38 97 103
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overtime loss or shootout loss.
Monday's Games
N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 0
Edmonton 3, N.Y. Islanders 2
Tuesday's Games
Ottawa at Buffalo, late
Minnesota at Boston, late
New Jersey at Carolina, late
Philadelphia at Washington, late
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, late
Columbus at Detroit, late
Florida at Toronto, late
Colorado at Nashville, late
Chicago at Phoenix,.late
Los Angeles at Anaheim, late
San Jose at Calgary, late
Wednesday's Games
Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 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-fll-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
Gatqr 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 38, -Buffalo 2Q
MONDAY. JAN. 5
Fiesta Bowl
Texas 24, Ohio State 21
TUESDAY, JAN. 6
GMAC Bowl
Tulsa vs. Ball State, late
THURSDAY. JAN. 8
BCS National Championship
Florida (12-1) vs. Oklahoma (12-1), 8
p.m. (FOX)
*SATURDAY. JAN. 17
East-West Shrine Classic
West vs. East, 4 p.m. (ESPN2)
SATURDAY. JAN. 24
Senior Bowl
South vs. North, 7 p.m. (NFLN)
SATURDAY. JAN. 31
Texas vs. The Nation
All-Star Challenge
Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m.


BASEBALL
American League
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Roman Colon on a
minor league contract.
TAMPA BAY RAYS-Agreed to terms
with OF Pat Burrell on a two-year con-
tract.
TEXAS RANGERS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Derrick Turnbow, RHP Casey
D paigle and RHP Elizardo Ramirez on
minor league contracts. Named Danny
Clarkpjtiching coordinator;Spike Owen
infield coordinator; Harry Spilman spe-
cial assistant; Terry 'Clark pitching
coach and Scott Coolbaugh coach for
Oklahoma City (PCL); Mike Micucci
manager,Joe Slusarski pitching coach
and Brant Brown coach for Frisco
(Texas); Steve Buechele manager and
Jason Wood pitching coach for
Bakersfield (Cal), Jeff Andrews pitching
coach and Jason Hart coach for
Spokane (Northwest), and Hectoir Ortiz
manager of Hickory (South Atlantic).
National League
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with OF Reggie Abercrombie, OF John
Gall, RHP Clay Hensley, INF Mark
Saccomanno and INF Jason Smith on
minor-league contracts.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Claudio Vargas on a
one-year contract.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Agreed to
terms with LHP Royce Ring on a one-
year contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS-Waived G
DeMarcus Nelson. Signed G Jermareo
Davidson to a 10-day contract.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS-Acquired C
Cheikh Samb from Denver for a condi-
tional second-round draft pick and cash
considerations. Waived F Paul Davis
and G Fred Jones.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
GREEN BAY PACKERS-Fired defensive
coordinator Bob Sanders, defensive
ends coach Carl Hairston, defensive
tackles coach Robert Nunn, secondary
coach Kurt Schottenheimer, nickel
package-cornerbacks coach Lionel
SWashington, and strength and condi-
tioning coordinator Rock Gullickson.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Assigned
RW Pat Dwyer to Albany (AHL).
CALGARY FLAMES-Reassigned F
Jamie Lundmark to Quad City (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Placed D
Rostislav Klesla on injured reserve.
MONTREAL CANADNENS-Acquired D
T.J. Kemp from Pittsburgh for a condi-
tional 2010 seventh-round draft pick
and assigned him to Hamilton (AHL).
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Recalled G
Scott Munroe and F Andreas Nodl from
Philadelphia (AHL).
SAN JOSE SHARKS-Recalled F Brad
Staubitz from Worcester (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Sent D
Vladimir Mihalik and D Ty Wishart to
Norfolk (AHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Reassigned G
Cory Schneider and F Jannik Hansen to
Manitoba (AHL).


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park








Lake Placid


Sebring


THURSDAY: Boys Soccer vs. DeSoto, 7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. DeSoto, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Clewiston, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof, 7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Wesley Chapel, 3
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,
6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Vanguard, 7 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.;
Girls Soccer vs. Clewiston, Senior Night, 6/7:30 p.m.


THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at LaBelle,
6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Mulberry, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto, 6/7:30
p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.;
Girls Weightlifting at LaBelle, 5 p.m.
SATURDAY: Wrestling at District Duals, Lake Wales,TBA


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Sebring Youth Softball
SEBRING Registrations are now
being taken for Sebring Youth Softball
for girls aged 4-15 years old.
Sign-ups are taking place at the"
Sebring YMCA now through Jan. 16.
For more information, call James Dion
at 381-3615.

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 DeVane 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 site is spacious and will help to
accommodate the different age groups
we work with.
Classes are once a week, you choose
the day. Sign-ups for next session will
begin Monday, December 15 through
Friday, Jan. 2. Sessions begin Jan. 5.
For more information, contact Dave or
Tracy at 382-9622.

Sebring Chamber Golf Classic
SEBRING The Greater Sebring
Chamber of Commerce Annual Winter
Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday,
Jan. 31, at Sun N' Lake Golf & Country
Club.
The tournament is a four person
scramble with 7:30 a.m. registration and
an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
STeams 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 players 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. 3, 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, 280.5 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 bal-
ance, 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.

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.
For more information call Bill
Stephenson at 863-381-8982. after 5:30
p.m.


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Choices aplenty for Gator call


Continued from 1B
postseason of late, losing
two straight bowl games
and four of the last five
overall.
Pregame festivites will
commence on both stations at
6:25 Thursday evening with
the kickoff set for 8:25 p.m.
Coughlin noted that many
Gator fans turn down the


sound while watching the
TV broadcast of the game in
order to hear the enthusias-
tic play-by-play of. Mick
Hubert.
Hubert has been "the
Voice of the Florida Gators"
for nearly two decades, and
is well-known for his trade-
mark "Oh MY!" call.
In addition to football,


Hubert also is known for his
work on Gator basketball,
baseball, soccer and gym-
nastic competitons.
He also hosts the call-in
show "Gator Hot-Line."
AM730 WWTK is the
local affiliate for the Gator
Football Radio Network -
the largest sports network in
the sunshine State.


Lake Placid gets year off to good start


Continued from 1B
Placid got five points from
Devontra Flemming and
four points from Wilson
while Edwin Velazquez and
Sholtz dished in a bucket
each.
Walker Academy played
strong defense in the final
quarter of the game holding
Lake Placid to only ten


points with six of those
coming from Avery Young.
Along with Veley's 22
points, Wilson added 16 and
Sholtz 11. The Dragons also
got offensive production
from Flemming who had
nine points and Young who
had six.
"We did some good
things tonight," said David
Veley. "We rebounded well


and we got some big plays
in transition. Kirk and
Andre played great tonight.
They have been working
hard during break and it
helped.
Walz led the charge for
the Eagles as he had 17
points on the night while
Jim Magpayo added five
and Jacob Cook dished in
four.


Lake Placid Senior Softball.gets under way


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Monday,
Jan. 5 marked the beginning
of play in the Lake Placid
Senior Softball league.
The 2009 team sponsors
are Central Security, Lake
Placid Marine, Michelle
Yates Insurance, Schonni's
Family Restaurant, and
Seminole Tire.
Monday, the Michelle
Yates Insurance team routed
the Seminole Tire team by a
score of 32-10.
This was the first game
played by the league on the
new field at Lake June Park.
Play on this field will take
some getting used to as home
plate is located in the south-
east corner of the field, caus-
ing considerable problems
with the late morning sun.
Several fly balls were
"lost" in the sun in left-cen-
ter through right field, help-
ing to contribute to the high
score.


The Yates team was led by
Paul Brand and Art Miller
who had perfect days at the
plate with Brand getting 6
hits and Miller getting 4 hits
and two walks.
Dusty Hensley, Dave
Holloway, Ray Heissenberg,
Frank Hedges and manager
Rocky Soccorras contributed
4 hits each in the win.
The Seminole Tire offense
was led by Ed Engler with 3
doubles, Harley Smith with 3
hits and Fred Moore and Max
Hein with two hits each.
Hein also made a couple of
difficult catches fighting the
sun in right field.
Play on the other field saw
Central Security prevail over
Lake Placid Marine by a
score of 10-4, but the game
was much closer than the
final score indicated.
Excellent fielding plays by
81-year old shortstop Cal
Bready, whose professional
baseball career in the


Philadelphia Athletics organ-
ization was ended by "Uncle
Sam" when he was called up
for the Korean War, and right
fielder Richard Rivera, cur-
tailed two or three bases
loaded scoring efforts by
Lake Placid Marine.
Central Security was led at
the plate by Larry Oser with 4
hits and Richard Rivera, John
Miller, and Manger Charlie
Quinn with 3 hits each.
Hard luck Lake Placid
Marine was led at the plate by
third baseman, Tommy "G",
and manger Glenn Wearsch
with three hits each.
The Schooni's Family
Restaurant had the bye on
Monday, and will face.0-1
Seminole Tires and the 0-1
Lake Placid Marine team will
face high-scoring, 1-0 Yates
on Wednesday, Jan. 7.
All games are at the Lake
June ball fields and league
play will continue through
the end of March.


Rice, Hawk, the Man of Steal and Big Lee


Continued from 1B
but I don't think you'll see
them next year, and not ,
because they will then call
Cooperstown their second
home.
Then there's the next tier,
the very nice careers of
Harold Baines, David Cone,
Mark Grace, Don Mattingly,
Dale Murphy, Alan
Trammell and Matt
Williams.
Actually I'd put Williams
somewhere in between the
first group and this one, but
maybe a bit closer to this
one.
And while they all have
had some shining moments,
some long, solid careers and
even some pretty., nice career
statistics, I wouldn't consid-
er any of them among 'the
best of all time,' which is
what we're talking about.
And it's tough with some
of them.


You could argue for
Mattingly, Grace and
Murphy and I couldn't really
say "no way."
Mattingly and Grace were
both great hitters, slick field-
ing first-basemen.
Grace had the most hits in
the National League during
the 90s and had nearly twice
as many walks as strikeouts.
And as a Cubs fan, I
watched his whole career, so
there is an angst of bias for
me leaving him out.
Mattingly was the face of
the Yankees, he was Donny
Ballgame.
Unfortunately for him, he
was a Yankee during a time
when the Yankees weren't
THE Yankees.
Murphy was also a domi-
nant force for a time with
Atlanta, including back-to-
back MVP awards.
But, he wasn't dominant
for too long and, like


Mattingly, was playing with
the Braves during some pret-
ty bad years for the team.
Tommy John is a tough
call as well a long career,
pretty impressive stats over-
all (but that could be, in
part, because he simply
showed up for so many
years).
But he does belong a step
above the last group, at
least, since he's got an arm
surgery named after him.
Some even tougher calls
come when I see Bert
Blyleven, Jack Morris, Tim
Raines and Dave Parker.
Blyleven and Morris were
great starting pitchers in
their time, with Blyleven
having one of the all-time
best curveballs and Morris
being a monster in the post-
season.
Both could very well
deserve induction.
Raines body of work


makes him borderline, while
has ability should have made
him a shoe-in.
But drug problems in the
midst of his career kept his
numbers below where they
could have ended up.
As for Parker, I know,
reading through some stats,
that his numbers are border-
line, and that he was a great
hitter with a combination of
power and average.
What I also know, was
that when I was a youngster
and saw the Cubs play the
Pirates on TV in the family
room, Parker scared me -
and that has to count for
something.
And so what am I left
with as to who I would vote
for?
Ricky Henderson is a
lead-pipe lock, no ifs, ands,
or buts about it.
Jim Rice, in his final year
on the ballot before's he's


sent the the Third Gate of
Hell known as the veteran's
committee, and just 16 votes
short last year, should have
his ticket stamped finally.
And if Rice is going is as
one of the most feared hit-
ters of his time, then the
same goes for An9Ire
Dawson, who also had a
much feared arm in right
field (as did Parker) and was
a formidable base-stealer
before the artificial turf in
Montreal destroyed his
knees.
And the final nod goes to
Lee Smith, the career leader
in saves at the time he
retired and many of the
traditional variety, riot the
one-inning saves that make
it easier to rack up the big
numbers.
Rice,.Dawson and Parker
were feared hitters, and Big
Lee was as feared a pitcher
as there was at his peak.


Everything about him was
a misleading lull.
It seemed to take him 20
minutes to get to the mound
from the bullpen, his time
between pitches seemed
interminable.
But once the ball left his
hand, it was a lightning-fast,
frozen pea that hitters would
hear better than see.
So those are my new
denizens of the Hall -
Henderson, Rice, Dawson
and Smith.
Some shouldn't have even
been on the list, some you
could make cases for, some
that are hard to say no to.
But the Fame is for the
select few, which is who I
would vote for.

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


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featured creature


An adult Florida panther roams its home range in search of food, shelter and water. (FWC photos)


Florida's state animal: The Florida


panther in a league of its own


* Loss of habitat forces the
panther to roam near
highways and other roads.
By FWCSTAFF

When the Spanish first discovered Flor-
ida, the Florida panther roamed through-
out the southeastern United States. Now,
more than 500 years later, the range of the
panther has been reduced to Southwest
Florida where less than 100 of the unique
cats exist today. The loss of habitat, as a
result of urban growth, endangers the
very existence of the panther.
Recognizing the plight of the cat, el-
ementary students in Florida voted to
make it the state animal in 1982. The
designation helped bring public aware-
ness to the perils existing for the panther
as scientists found a way to manage and
protect the endangered animal.
Despite loss of habitat and other
threats, the Florida panther has managed
to survive with the help of the dedicated
biologists with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC).
"Research by biologists includes field
studies on the panther to determine den-
ning habits and movement patterns," said
Kipp Frohlich, with the FWC's Imperiled
Species Management Section. "All of these
studies will aid in the long-term survival
and recovery of the Florida panther."
A subspecies of the cougar, also known
as the mountain lion or puma, the Florida
panther has developed its own unique
characteristics, setting it apart from other
subspecies. The Florida panther has lon-
ger legs, smaller feet and a shorter, darker
coat. Its skull's shape gives it a distinctive
Roman-nosed look with its arched nasal
bones. The Florida panther is the only cou-
gar found east of the Mississippi River.
The panther's numbers declined to ap-
proximately 30 cats by the early 1980s but
efforts to conserve its dwindling numbers
began as early as 1958 when the state listed
it as endangered. The low population re-
sulted in severe inbreeding, which created


Panthers can live up to 12 years or more,
in the wild.

many health and physical problems. A ge-
netic restoration project in 1995 brought
success by improving the genetic health
and vigor of the panther population.
Further help in protecting the panther
occurred with the development of the
Florida Panther Research and Manage-
ment Trust Fund. This fund receives its
money directly from the purchase of pan-
ther specialty license plates. The popular-
ity of the Florida panther can be seen in
the number of these tags purchased each
year. Currently, it ranks as the second
most popular specialty license plate in
Florida.
. Panthers are strictly carnivores, char-
acterized by sharp teeth adapted for eating
meat. They live mostly on feral hogs, white-
tailed deer, raccoons and armadillos.Only
occasionally will they feast on rabbits, rats
or alligators. For wild panthers to remain
healthy, males need the equivalent of one
deer or hog per week. Females with kittens
may need more than twice that amount.
Wildlife biologist Maurice Hornocker,
Ph.D., one of the pioneers in the study of
the great cats, stresses the importance of
the panther's health. ". .because it sits
at the top of the food chain, along with
other large carnivores, its health is an in-
dicator of the health of everything in the
chain below it."
Threats remain for the panther as it
struggles to survive. Continued loss of
habitat forces the panther to roam near
highways and other roads where vehicles
become its greatest enemy. The panther
trust fund was developed partially to
help aid in the recovery of injured and or-
phaned panthers.


Florida panther safety tips
* Be alert from dusk to dawn Florida
panthers are most active at night.
* Landscape for safety Remove
vegetation that provides cover for
panthers or that attracts wildlife
such as deer.
a Keep panther prey away -Deer,
raccoons and wild hogs are prey for
the Florida panther, so keep garbage,
pet foods and vegetable gardens safe
from their scavenging."
a Keep pets safe and secure- Roaming
pets are easy prey for predators,
including panthers.
" Keep livestocksecure- Where
,practical, chickens, goats, hogs or
other livestock should be placed in
enclosed sheds or barns at night.
" Supervise children Educate them
about panthers and other wildlife
they might encounter.
" Never approach a panther Most
panthers want to avoid humans.
Give a panther the time and space to
steer clear of you.
* Always hike, backpack and camp with
a companion when in wild areas.


To learn more about Florida panthers, visit PantherNet at MyFWC.com/panther.


Give a panther tag


this holiday season


A unique idea for gift-giving
this holiday season can help
the Florida panther. The Flor-
ida Department of Highway
Safety & Motor Vehicles now
offers gift certificates for the
purchase of any specialty tag
in Florida.
While the efforts of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
have resulted in positive strides
in panthers' once-dwindling
numbers, funds are still need-
ed to keep the research moving
forward. By giving the panther
specialty license plate gift cer--
tificate, residents can help the
Florida panther.
Each panther license plate
gift certificate costs $25.
Eighty-five percent of that $25
goes directly into the trust
fund for research and manage-
ment of Florida panthers. To
purchase the gift certificates,
visit any authorized motor ve-


hicle office and a credit will be
issued in the name of the gift
recipient. When recipients re-
new their license plates, they
can use the gift certificate to
buy the specialty tag.
Since most tags are renewed
on the birth date of the regis-
tered vehicle owner, these gift
certificates make great birth-
day presents also.
Information on projects
funded through the Panther
Research and Management
Trust Fund can be found at
MyFWC.com/panther.
This holiday season, help
save the Florida panther from
extinction by giving a gift that
can be used year-round.
Panther specialty tag gift
certificates may be purchased
at any authorized motor
vehicle office, such as a state
motor vehicle office, local tax
collector's office or a licensed
tag agent.


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FON FLORIDA PANTHER FACTS
.. When the panther kittens finally open their eies around
2 weeks of age, their eyes are blue. At 6 months, those blue
eyes begin turning amber and the black spots on their
backs have almost all disappeared.
-, The Florida panther is a subspecies of puma, also known
40 as a mountain lion or cougar.


Mark Lotz in the field with


the Florida panther


* Tracking a sample of Florida panthers enables
the FWC to monitor important information.


ByFWC STAFF


SMark Lotz knows that work-
ing on the panther capture
team each year from Novem-
ber to March helps the effort to
keep the Florida panther safe
from extinction. !
His job with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC), along
with the other team members,
requires capturing panthers to
put new radio-collars on them
or replacing radio-collars that
have failing batteries. Addition-
ally, kittens are handled at the
den while the mother panther
is away when they are about
2 weeks old and permanently
marked with a transponder
chip similar to what people use
for their pets.
Manmade threats to pan-


thers concern the scientists,
but discovering how and where
the remaining panthers live
will help with future planning
of wildlife management areas
where panthers roam. For Lotz,
finding the panthers in their
natural habitat poses one of the
greatest challenges of the cap-
ture season.
Last year, between Novem-
ber and March, Lotz and the
capture team spent 53 search
days in several public lands, in-
cluding the Big Cypress Nation-
al Preserve, Everglades National
* Park and the Seminole Indian
Reservation. During those days,
they captured 13 panthers.
It can take days of tramping
through the wilderness, swamp
buggies loaded down with the


gear necessary to do their job,
before they spot a panther.
"We can spend days tracking
and never see one," Lotz said.
"Then when we do find one,
he'll most likely climb the high-
est tree to avoid us."
The panthers are chased up
a tree with specially trained
dogs. The capture team then
sets up a large, portable air
cushion and safety net to catch
the panther if it falls after be-
ing darted. Then an anesthetic
dart is shot through the tree
limbs with an air rifle, reach-
ing a very small area on the
panther's rump. After the cat is
sedated, it is up to Lotz to climb
the tree to assist the panther
safely to the ground where the
capture team performs a thor-
ough veterinary exam.
"I sometimes have to climb 30
to 40 feet up a tree to tie a secu-
rity rope around the panther and
slowly lower the 100 to 150 pound


Mark Lotz, FWC panther biologist, prepares to place a transponder chip on each of these panther
kittens. Only trained specialists should handle animals in the wild. (FWC photo)


cat to the ground," Lotz said.
After they have performed
the necessary work on the pan-
ther, the team leaves the area
so it is quiet when the pan-
ther wakes, which reduces the


stress level during recovery.
Capturing and collaring a
sample of Florida panthers en-
ables the FWC to monitor the
genetic vitality of the popu-
lation, to guard against new


diseases, to determine causes
of mortality, and to document
reproductive success.
"Everything we do in the
field ultimately benefits the
panther," Lotz said.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 08-000498PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES W. MIDDLETON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CHARLES W. MIDDLETON, deceased, whose
date of death was October 29, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
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 FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
,WILLBE FOREVERBARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: DECEMBER 31,2008.
Personal Representative:
Is/ Stanley Zbysenski
3802 Craig Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
./s/ Lizbeth Potts
Lizbeth Potts, Esq.
Attorney for Stanley Zbysenski
Florida Bar No. 0137390
Lizbeth Potts & Associates, P.A.
9812 N. 56th Street
Tampa, Florida 33617
Telephone: (813) 988-9190
Fax: (813) 988-2571
December 31,2008; January 7, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07001176GCS
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGELO GALIOTO A/K/A ANGELO 0.
GALIOTO; LAKESHORE TOWER II
ASSOCIATION. INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANGELO GALIOTO A/K/A ANGELO 0.
GALIOTO; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROEEBTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
19th day of December, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 07001176GCS, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NA-
TIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, is the
Plaintiff and ANGELO GALIOTO A/K/A ANGE-
LO 0. GALIOTO; LAKESHORE TOWER II AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANGELO GALIOTO A/K/A ANGELO 0. GALIO-
TO; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I Will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash IN 'THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH -COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
20th day of January, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
UNIT 203, LAKESHORE TOWER TWO
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM AS RECORD-
ED IN OR BOOK 435, PAGE 1, AND AMENDED
IN OR BOOK, 458, PAGE 216, AND AMENDED
IN OR BOOK 459, PAGE 172, AND AMENDED
IN ORB 622, PAGE 315, AND AMENDED IN
ORB 1133, PAGE 1777, ALL OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THANTHE 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 19th day of December, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120


Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
07-28619
December 31, 2008; January 7, 2009


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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-481-GCS
EQUIFIRST CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RENE JOLLIFF, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed November 17, 2008 and entered in Case
No. 2007-481-GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein EQUIFIRST CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff, and RENE JOLLIFF;
MURPHY ELLIS; JAMES P. EGAN; R. DANIEL
KOPPEN; 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 22nd day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
THE SOUTH 26 FEET OF LOT 9, ALL OF
LOT 10, AND THE NORTH 5 FEET OF LOT 11,
BLOCK 170, SEBRING HIGHLANDS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 97, OF THE .PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2110 ORANGE BLOSSOM AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on November 20, 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
F07018814 HOMEEQ-CONV-R-abiven
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 31,2008; January 7,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-001200GCS
INDYMAC BANK F.S.B.
PLAINTIFF.
-VS-
PAMELA H. BRIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PAMELA H. BRIGHT IF ANY; 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 SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; RICHARD N. BRIGHT;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed November 17, 2008, entered in Civil Case
No. 07-001200GCS of the Circuit Court of the
10th' Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder.for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of Jan-
uary, 2009 the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final.Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 13, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
1 Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 20th day of November, 2008.
L.SE.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-21756 INDNW
December 28, 2008; January 4, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
S OF THE.TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
'CIVIL ACTION
WT CASE NO. 07001136GCS o
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID J. MACKEY, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed October 22, 2008 and entered in. Case No.
07001136GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff, and DAVID J. MACKEY; GLORIA
J. MACKEY; 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 1'1:00
AM, on the 22nd day of January, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOTS 17, 18,. 19 AND 20, BLOCK 221,
CARVA HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF THE
* PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5021 LANCER DRIVE, SEBRING, FL
33876
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this


Court on October 23, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk


1050 -"als
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07059753 TAYLOR-CONV-B-rharnig
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needinga special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency -
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)'
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 31, 2008; January 7, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000585
WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PEDRO P. HERNANDEZ A/K/A PEDRO
HERNANDEZ; BRIARWOOD VILLAS
CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC.; IBIS HERNANDEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 19th day of December, 2008, and
entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000585, of
the Circuit Courtdof the 10th Judicial Circuit in
and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein
WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC., is the
Plaintiff and PEDRO P. HERNANDEZ A/K/A
PEDRO HERNANDEZ; BRIARWOOD VILLAS
CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC.; IBIS HERNANDEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(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, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of January, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
UNIT NO. 6, OF BRIARWOOD VILLAS
CONDOMINIUM. ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM DATED JULY
2, 1980, AND RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 661, PAGE 562; AND AMEND-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 944, PAGE
864, BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT
THERETO.
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-
for 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 19th 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
08-15369
December 31,2008; January 7, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-535GCS
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES ROCKWELL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 19,. 2008 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-535GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff, and JAMES
ROCKWELL; TAMMY ROCKWELL; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of Jan-
uary, 2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 14, IN BLOCK 39, OF SEBRING HILLS
SOUTH UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF THE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 1508 BARN OWL STREET, SEBR-
ING, FL 33872
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other thanithe
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 22, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08034653 ADVANTA-FNMA-R-cgonzalez
"See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 31,2008; January 7, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-402GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ARGENT
SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES,
Plaintiff,


vs.
RUDOLPH BLAIR, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED


1050 s
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 17, 2008 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-402GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF ARGENT SECURITIES INC., AS-
SET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES; SERIES, is the Plaintiff and RUDOLPH
BLAIR; NELLIE BLAIR; ARGENT MORTGAGE
COMPANY, LLC; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at JU-
RY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,

AM, on the 23rd day of January, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 652, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION C,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT
BOOK 7, AT PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 2713 DOLPHIN DRIVE, SEBRING, FL
33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 19, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08024033 AMERIQUEST-CONV-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the.notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 31, 2008; January 7,2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 07001085GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MELINDA J. MAZZARELLA A/K/A
MELINDA STEWART-MAZZARELLA, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 17, 2008 and center entered in Case No.
07001085GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff, and MELINDA J. MAZZARELLA
A/K/A MELINDA STEWART-MAZZARELLA;
LOUIS MAZZARELLA; TENANT #1 N/K/A ME-
LINDA J. MAZZARELLA; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE .HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUT COMMERCE AVE-
NUE at 11:00 AM,'on the 23rd day of January,
2009, thefollowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
STARTING AT THE QUARTER SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST
ALONG THE EAST-WEST CENTERLINE OF
SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 170.0
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 34
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 97.65 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 07 MINUTES
30 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 20.3
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE, THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE CONTINUINUING SOUTH 76
DEGREES 07 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 50.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE;
THENCE SOUTH 13 DEGREES 52 MINUTES
30 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 110
FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SHORELINE
OF LAKE FRANCES; THENCE IN A WESTERLY
DIRECTION ALONG THE SHORE OF SAID
LAKE FRANCES A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET TO
A POINT; THENCE.NORTH 13 DEGREES 52
MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
110 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION IS IN-
TENDED TO DESCRIBE LOT 7, OF TWIN
LAKES ADDITION UNRECORDED, COPY OF
WHICH IS ATTACHED TO AN AGREEMENT
FOR DEED RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 196,
PAGE 571, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND
STARTING AT A GOVERNMENT LAND OF-
FICE BRASS CAP. THE QUARTER SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST
ALONG THE EAST-WEST CENTERLINE OF
SAID SECTION 14 A DISTANCE OF 170.0
FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 34
DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 59.65 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EAST BANK OF THE CANAL BETWEEN
LAKE FRANCES AND LAKE REDWATER, THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING
SOUTH 34 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 38.0 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
20.3 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH
13 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 30 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 80.05 FEET TO AN
IRON PIPE ON THE SHORE OF LAKE FRAN-
CES; THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIREC
TION ALONG THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE
FRANCES A DISTANCE OF 55.0 FEET TO THE
EAST BANK OF THE CANAL BETWEEN LAKE
FRANCES AND LAKE REDWATER, THENCE IN
A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE
EAST BANK OF AFORESAID CANAL A DIS-
TANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY AS
DESCRIBED AS LOT 8. OF TWIN LAKES AD-
DITION UNRECORDED. COPY OF WHICH IS
ATTACHED TO A WARRANTY DEED RECORD-
ED IN O.R. BOOK 394, PAGE 421, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 84 TWIN LAKES ROAD, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 19, 2008.


Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk


1050 o0o,
Florida Default Law Group, P.L
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07056965 TAYLOR-SPECFLHMC-R-ejayska
* *See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. It hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 31,2008; January 7, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIALCCIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-0277GC
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LUCILA H. GONZALEZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December'19, 2008 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-0277GC of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC; is the Plaintiff, and LUCILA H.
GONZALEZ; TENANT #1 N/K/A BRITTNEY RO-
DRIQUEZ, and TENANT #2 N/K/A CHAD AL-
LEN are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
20th day of January, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment: -
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING PART OF LOT
44 OF DINNER LAKE SUBURB, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF DESOTO (NOW HIGHLANDS)
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER
OF LOT 44; THENCE SOUTH 60 DEGREES 39
MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE
NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 44 FOR
13.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 31 DEGREES 15
MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG A LINE
PARALLEL WITH AND 400.00 FEET NORTH-
EASTERLY OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE
OF LOT 43 OF SAID PLAT (AS MEASURED
ALONG THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF SAID
LOTS 43 AND 44) FOR 404.16 FEET TO A
POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH-
EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 44; THENCE
NORTH 29 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 00 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHEASTERLY
LINE FOR 403 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
AND
THAT PART OF LOT 45 OF DINNER LAKE
SUBURB, IN SECTION 17 AND 18, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LAKE
VIEW PARK TRACTS, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESO-
TO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND IN TRANSCRIPT
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 3A OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWESTERLY
CORNER OF LOT 45, RUN THENCE EASTERLY
ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF
SAID LOT 45 A DISTANCE OF 88.25 FEET TO
A POINT, RUN THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES
56 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE
OF 446.55 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE.WA-
TER'S EDGE OF DINNER LAKE, RUN THENCE
SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE WATER'S
EDGE OF DINNER LAKE A DISTANCE OF
101:09 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTH-
SWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 45, RUN
THENCE NORTH ALONG THE WESTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 45 A DISTANCE OF
445 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
A/K/A 1551 ARBUCKLE CREEK ROAD,
SEBRING, FL 33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 19, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08016522 CHASE-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A, P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
December 31,.2008; January 7,2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-468GCS
SWELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES L. THOMAS, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 17, 2008 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-468GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FAR-
GO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and JAMES L.
THOMAS; STEPHANIE N. THOMAS; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM. on the 23rd day of Jan-
uary, 2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
TRACT 11: A PORTION OF SECTION 7
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY. FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE SOUTH 88
DEGREES 24 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION
7, A DISTANCE OF 50.08 FEET TO A POINT
ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF HEN-


SCRATCH ROAD; THENCE NORTH 01 DE-
GREE 38 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST
ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A
DISTANCE OF 35.06 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE F DISTANCE OF


1050 Legal
462.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES
24 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE
OF 975.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREE
38 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE
OF 462.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NORTHERN BOULE-
VARD; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 24 MI-
NUTES 34 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
975.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
A/K/A 3551 NORTHERN BOULEVARD,
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 withinrr sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 22, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08030637 NMNC-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 notie 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 31,2008; January 7,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 28 2007 CA 000744 AOOO XX
CIVIL DIVISION
EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JEFFRY LOPEZ A/K/A JEFFREY LOPEZ
MORALES; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR OPTEUM FINANCIAL
SERVICES, LLC; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORP.;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2; IF
LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
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
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 19, 2008, entered in Civil Case No.
28 2007 CA 000744 AOOO XX of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein EVER-
HOME MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff and
JEFFRY LOPEZ A/K/A' JEFFREY LOPEZ.MO-
RALES are defendant(s), I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on January 20, 2009.
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 7, FRANSVILLA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
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.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE.
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED-at SEBRING, Florida, this 19th day
of December, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
07-81125B
December 31,2008; January 7,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1075GCS
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK
ASSOCIATION, FLCA, A FEDERALLY
CHARTERED INSTRUMENTALITY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIO G. CASANAS and GRACIELA CASANAS
Defendants,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE BY CLERK
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above styled cause now pending in said
Court that I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room,
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori-
da 33870, at 11:00 a.m., on January 23, 2009.
the following described real property:
Tract 25, of non-recorded subdivision in
Section 16 and 17, Township 35 South. Range
30 East, Highlands County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: Com-
mence at the S.E corner of said section 17,
which is also the South West corner of said
section 16; thence South 88 degrees 24' 00"
West, along the South line of said section 17.
a distance of 785.07 feet to the point of be-
ginning; thence continue South 88 degrees,
24' 00" West. along the South line of said
section 17, a distance of 231.07 feet: thence
North 00 degrees 09' 00" East, parallel with
the East line of said Section 17. a distance of
1894.19 feet, to a point on the South right of
way lien of U.S. Highway No. 98; thence North
88 degrees 52' 17" East. along the said South
right cf way line, a distance of 231.00 feet;
thence South 00 degrees 09' 00" West, paral-
lel with the East line of said section 17, a dis-
.tance of 1883.19 feet to the point oi begin-
ning..
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 DECEMBER 19, 2008.


(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
December 31, 2008; January 7, 2009


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www.newssun.corn



1050 Lgals
PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION: JANUARY 30, 2009
AT 9:00 A.M
LOCATION: AVON TOWING, 1102 KERSEY
ST.,AVON PARK, FL 33825
YEAR MAKE
1995 CHEVROLET
VIN# 1G1BL52W5SR141409
January 7, 2009

PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC AUCTION: JANUARY 23, 2009
AT 9:00 A.M.
LOCATION: AVON TOWING, 1102 KERSEY
ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825
YEAR MAKE
2001 FORD
VIN# 1 FTYR10OU81TA21633


January 7, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
The following personal property of Edgardo B.
Sosa, And If Deceased, All Unknown Parties,
Beneficiaries, Heirs, Successors and Assigns
of Edgardo B. Sosa, and All Parties Having or
Claiming To Have Any Right, Title, or Interest
in the Property Herein Described, will, on
Monday, January 26, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., Lot
#585, 3221 S. Wood Stork Circle, Avon Park,
Highlands County, Florida 33825, in the Crys-
tal Lake Club Mobile Home Park, in Highlands
County, Florida; be sold for cash to satisfy
storage fees in accordance with Florida Stat-
utes, Section 715.109:
1995 MERI HOUSE TRAILER,
VIN #s FLHMBB015X436965A &
FLHMBBO15X436965B
TITLE NUMBERS 68296546 & 68296547
PREPARED BY:
Brandon M. Daniels
Jody B. Gabel
Lutz, Bobo. Telfair, Eastman, Gabel & Lee
Two North Tamiami Trail, Suite 500
Sarasota, Florida 34236
cc: HOMEOWNER AT MOBILE HOME AD-
DRESS VIA CERTIFIED MAIL (with cover let-
ter)
January 7,14,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-08-338.
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS R. MCOQUEARY, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case'now
pending in said Court, the style of which is in-
dicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 20th day of January, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION
EXHIBIT "A"
Tracts 10 and 11 of an unrecorded subdivi-
sion in Government Lot 3, Section 32, Town-
ship 34 South, Range 29 East, more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commence at a point where the west right-of-
way line of Lakeview Drive intersects with the
north line of Government Lot 3, Section 32,
Township 34 South, Range 29 East; thence
run South 10 3' 00" East along said West
right-of-way line of Lakeview Drive for a dis-
tance of 127.07 feet for a point of beginning;
thence run South 88 57' 00" West' for a dis-
tance of 124 feet; thence run South 1 3' 00"
East for a distance of 117.50 feet for a point in
the north line of SEBRING SHORES SUBDIVI-
SION per the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, at
Page 122 of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida thence run North 88 57' 00"
East along said north line of SEBRING
SHORES SUBDIVISION for a distance of
124.00 feet to a point. on the West right-of-
way line of Lakeview Drive; thence run North
10 3' 00" West along said West right-of-way
lien of Lakeview Drive for a distance of 117.50
feet to a POINT OF BEGINNING (subject to
road and utility easement over the North 12.5
Feet thereof)
Together with an easement for ingress and
egress from caption property to Lakeview
Drive over road shown on May of Survey at-
tached hereto and made a part hereof, and
over a 5 foot pedestrian path to Lake Jackson.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN.
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
this 19th day of DECEMBER, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER, CLERK
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STM-C-161O/VNL
December 31, 2008; January 7, 2009


Highlands
10 5 County Legals
INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF SEBRING
SEBRING, FLORIDA
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Department for:
ITB # 09-020: 25 Cubic Yard High Compaction Rear
Load Trash Truck
Specifications may be obtained from the City Pur-
chasing office by contacting Kirk Zimmefman at 368
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870
Phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or visit my-
sebring.com & click bid announcements. If obtaining
documents via the web site, it shall be the bidders re-
sponsibility to notify the purchasing department to
assure the bidder receives all future changes, addi-
tions, or amendments.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid.
Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Pur-
chasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach
the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday, Janu-
ary 22, 2009, of the official time clock in the purchas-
ing office. Proposals received later than the date and
time specified will be rejected. The City will not be
responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are
incorrectly addressed, delivered In person, by mail, of
any other type of delivery service. ,
The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the
award; if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indi-
cate that the award will be in the best Interest of the
City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to
waive Irregularities in the bid.
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Florida
January 7, 14, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/13977
TAX DEED NO.: 06002243TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/13977. ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05003300100
LOTS 10 & 11, BLOCK 33, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
SECTION 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN 'THE NAME(S) OF
CARLOS ALBERTO GIL NAVEDO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY. ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/13979
TAX DEED NO.: 06002245TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
*99/13979, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05003300180
LOTS 18-19, BLOCK 33, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
SECTION 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF OL-
GA RODRIGUEZ RAMIREZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED. ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNASTAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/13981
TAX DEED NO.: 06002246TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBYGI|VEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/13981, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05003400030
LOT 3, BLOCK 34. SUNN'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
FRANCISCO MARTIN COELLO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, .BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008 "
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: IS/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
S DECEMBER 31, 2008;JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/13988
TAX DEED NO.: 06002247TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/13988, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05004700180
LOT 18, BLOCK 47, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF ED-
WARD H MEYERS; MARIE MEYERS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.:99/13994
TAX DEED NO.: 06002248TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/13994, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA. TO WIT:
C223730-05004900090
LOT 9, BLOCK 49, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED' IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF VIO-
LET AMODEO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE".BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14,21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197,512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14003
TAX DEED NO.: 06002250TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14003, ISSUED 6/1/1999. HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
G223730-05005100160
LOT 16, BLOCK 51, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60. AND PER O.R. BOOK
540 PAGE 876 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF REY-
NALDO ROBLES RIOS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT. JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14,21,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
HAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT, NO.: 99/14008
TAX DEED NO.: 06002251TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC.. HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14008, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS. STATE
OF FLORIDA, TOWIT:
C223730-05005200010
LOT 1, BLOCK 52, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES. SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. "
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF JO-
SEF HEISS; ELFRIEDEJ HEISS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW. THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008: JANUARY 7,14, 21,2009

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County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CMHADPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AXDEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/13978
TAX DEED NO.: 06002244TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/13978, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05003300140
LOT 14. BLOCK 33, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF AN-
TONIO R SECOLA
SUNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
LE. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009


CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF IR-
MA DELARA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
LE. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008: JANUARY 7, 14, 21,2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.:; 99/14010
TAX DEED NO.: 06002252TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14010, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05005200070
LOT 7, BLOCK 52, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
CLIFFORD FILION
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008: JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14011
TAX DEED'NO.: 06002253TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14011, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN'APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05005200220
LOT 22, BLOCK 52. SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF GLA-
DYS COTTRELL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE. BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNASTAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14014
TAX DEED NO,: 06002254TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14014, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05005300040
LOT 4, BLOCK 53, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF IS-
RAEL NEGRON; MARIA F NEGRON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT, NO.: 99/14017
TAX DEED NO.: 06002256TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14017, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05005300230
LOT 23, BLOCK 53, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF AN-
GELA R BUONONO GOMEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21,.2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14018
TAX DEED NO.: 06002257TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14018, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05005400030
LOT 3, BLOCK 54, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
.5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
ESTHER MIRO-ONEILL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK .
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21,.2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14021
TAX DEED NO.: 06002258TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14021, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-05006900150
LOT 15, BLOCK 69, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS. RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 60. OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
CLAUDE H ELLIOT' .
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT. JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008: JANUARY 7.14.21,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14023
TAX DEED NO.: 06002259TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14023, ISSUED 6/1/1099, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
0223730-06001800300
LOT 30, BLOCK 18, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
6. ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 61. OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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1055 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14036
TAX DEED NO.: 06002260TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14036, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730:06002300170
LOT 17, BLOCK 23, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
PURA CORSI-VELEZ
UNLESS. THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14025 '
TAX DEED NO.: 06002261TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14025, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-06001800360
LOT 36, BLOCK 18, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 61,PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF DO-
LORES APITZ-COHEN
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS.
BY: /S/ ROXANNA.TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31. 2008: JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
X DEED SALE:2/4/200,9
CERT. NO.: 99/14027 '
TAX DEED NO.: 06002262TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14027, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS-MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-06001800430
LOT 43 AND 44, BLOCK 18, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
SECTION 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 61, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF IVAN
G CLAVELL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14,21,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
M DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14084
TAX DEED NO.: 06002284TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14084, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07004200640
LOT 64, BLOCK 42, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7. ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
CONSTANCE A GEIGEL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROKANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14,21,2009


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1055 Highlands
1055 Count als
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14096
TAX DEED NO.: 06002289TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER-
99/14096, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07006700200
LOT 20, BLOCK 67, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PAT-
SY BROGUE; DIANE S THORNSBURY; MARY JO
HAGGBURG
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31,2008; JANUARY 7,14,21, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
V CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14107
TAX DEED NO.: 06002290TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14107, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07008400170
LOT 17, BLOCK 84, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PET-
RA PICA RIOS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNAUTAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31,2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14111
TAX DEED NO.: 06002291TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT.WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14111, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07008400310
LOT 31t, BLOCK 84, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF RO-
SA MARIA NAZARIO DE TRIGO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008;JANUARY 7,14,21,2009


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1055 Highlands
1055 County Legds
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
C APTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14117
TAX DEED NO.: 06002293TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14117, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07008600060
LOT 6, BLOCK 86, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
Eb IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF ISI-
DRO MANUEL PINA; OLGA AQUIRRE DE PINA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT. JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
LE. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
C HAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14122
TAX DEED NO.: 06002294TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14122, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07008700080
LOT 8, BLOCK 87, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
MANUELA LOPEZ SARCIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE OLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: IS/ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31,2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14124
TAX DEED NO.: 06002295TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14124, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07008700140
LOT 14, BLOCK 87, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8. PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF MA-
RIA E MEDINA PEREZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: IS/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31,2008; JANUARY 7,14,21,2009.


;ATION FOR TAX DEED
2-FLORIDA STATUTES)
/4/2009
27
O02297TDS
Y GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
D 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
i THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
E COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
WIT:
0160
I, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
K 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
lED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF AN-
ILDONADO
ID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
ING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
IN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
IAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
IT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
/2008
)KER
ATAYLOR
31, 2008; JANUARY 7,14,21,2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED (CHAPTER 197.51;
( CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES) TAX DEED SALE: 2
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009 CERT. NO.: 99/141
CERT. NO.: 99/14116 TAX DEED NO.: 06
TAX DEED NO.: 06002292TDS NOTICE IS HEREB'
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES INC., HOLDER I
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 99/14127, ISSUED
99/14116, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND I
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI- GATE EMBRACES
GATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THI
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WI
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C223730-0700890
C223730-07008500200 LOT 16, BLOCK 89
LOT 20, BLOCK 85, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 7, ACCORDING TO
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD- ED IN PLAT BOOK
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE- CORDS OF HIGHL/
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. THE ASSESSMENT
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSL
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF AN- GEL CORDERO MA
GEL MORALES ALBINO UNLESS THE SA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE- DEEMED ACCORD
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE- SCRIBED THEREIN
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER IN THE M
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT- HOUSE, BASEMEN
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON 2/4/2009 AT THE L
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 12/31
DATED THIS 12/31/2008 L.E. "LUKE" BROC
LE. "LUKE" BROOKER CLERK OF COURTS
CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ ROXANNA
BY: IS/ ROXANNATAYLOR DEPUTY CLERK
DEPUTY CLERK DECEMBER
DECEMBER 31,2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21,2009

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1055 Highlands
1 O55 County Legals
............. .......... *...............
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAl NOTICES
............... ** .** ...............
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published In the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
-NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.5t12-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14128
TAX DEED NO.: 06002298TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14128,. ISSUED 6//11999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA. TO WIT:
C223730-07008900210
LOT 21. BLOCK 89, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
EMERITA RIVERA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31,2008; JANUARY 7,14, 21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
HAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14032
TAX DEED NO.: 06002263TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14032, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-06002200140
LOT 14, BLOCK 22, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF AL-
FREDO VIVONI ACOSTA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DECEMBER 31,2008; JANUARY 7,14,21, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
C HAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 2/4/2009
CERT. NO.:.99/14126
TAX DEED NO.: 06002296TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14126, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07008800270
LOT 27. BLOCK 88, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NEI-
DAM PRIETO-PACHECO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATB'SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
2/4/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:OO A.M.
DATED THIS 12/31/2008
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: IS/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
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4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
BEAUTIFUL SUN N LAKES home- just listed
Newly remodeled through out. 2/2/1 on lovely
quiet cul-de-sac. New Kitchen, wood/tile-,
new roof, large fenced yard, screened lania .
$129k (863)885-0650
Lake Sebring Canal Home. 3BR/2BA/2CG.
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.

41A Homes for Sale
OO0 Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
NOW FOR Sale.REDUCED BY 65K. 38R, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral bellings, 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.
HOMES BY GEORGE- New Buildl
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

REDUCED/Uptown LP- Featuring a Tuscan-
Inspired Pergola 4BR/2BA, New CHA, Energy
efficient. Mediterranean-style tile throughout *
home, Installed December 2007; DSL and
home phone-ready, phone Jack 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;
corner lot (includes 2 lots=.45acre); 13 fruit
trees; 25 rose bushes; oak trees. $124,900
Call 863-441-4392 Address: 209 Plumosa St

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


5000
Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes
5050 MFor 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. 1218 W. Bohland. 1BR/1 BA.
Screen & vinyl In sun room. Exc. cond.
$6000. Credit & background check by park.
Call 863-452-2849, leave message.
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.


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15 Mobile Homes
|5150 MbleFor 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- 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.

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6050 Duplexes for Rent
***LAKE PLACID LEISURE LAKES*"
3BR/1.5BA/1CG. 3368 Gossamer Ave., off
Wildflower Ave. near Golf Course & Lake
June, clean & quiet. $650/mo. Culligan water
& lawn service incl. NO PETS. 863-465-9100
PLACID LAKES- Nicely furnished
2BR/2BA. Carport, C/H/A,
Seasonal/Annual./monthly. Near
golf & fishing. 863-699-0045
SEBRING-N EW Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG.,$900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH:. 863-655-0311

Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
SEBRING TOWN HOUSE/VILLA
Corner Unit 2200 SQ FT, 2BR, 2BA,
20G, Den. $1000/mo. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247

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

Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $585 & $795
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
AP-.Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Play ground. 1st & Sec.
Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the
hill, turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822
DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861.

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

PLACID ARMS APTS.
Now accepting applications for 1-2-3 BdRm
apts. Outside storage units, water, sewer,
garbage. incl. This institution is an equal op-
portunity provider and employer. Office: 863-
465-6676 or T.D.D. 800-955-8771.





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

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2/1 $675.00 1st, last & 500 security
(863)402-0400 OR (863) 414-0842
5514 KNIGHT Ave Sebring 2/2 $600 mo.
134 Lavender Ave LP 2/2 on canal $600 mo.
4110 & 4112 Vllabella Dr. Sebring 2/2
duplex $650 me.
1519 Washington Blvd LP 4/2 $900 mo.
425 US 27 N Venus 3/2 mobile, 6 acres,
$950 mo.
200 Anderson St. LP 4/2 on canal $1200
mo.
Call Connie Fulton, RE/ MAX Realty Plus II
(863)465-7818

7000
Merchandise


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

7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would


not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!



Antique lamp, bronze base (Aladdin's) style
lamp w/multi-colored translucent shade.
Approx. 30" high, shade 16" wide. Mint cond.
A MUST SEE! Call 863-471-1546 anytime.
Antique oil lamp, very old, converted to elec-
tric (Gone With The Wind) style. Decor. floral
round globe w/iron base. Beautiful. $150 OBO.
Call 863-471-1546 anytime.
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-
atley. Call norma jean 863-385-1603


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Bagless Vac Eureka. Clean, new belt, exc.
cond., great suction. $25. Call 863-402-2285.
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
HARLEY DAVIDSON sundowner seat and sis-
sy bar- fits touring models, like new, two
months old $400.00 (863)453-0020
Pet-Mate large animal cage. Folds flat, 30" X
21" X 24" high. $20. Call 863-402-2285.
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.



Avon Park-Multi-Family Sale. 2081
W. Avon Blvd. Fri-Sat-Sun.
Jan. 9th, 10th & 11th.
8AM-3PM.
Seb- 2937 John L. St.
(Hammock Mobile Estates)
Fri & Sat
Jan. 9th & 10th.
Lots of misc. items.
*Seb- Multi-Family Sale.1120 &
1111 Wightman Ave. Thur-Fri-Sat.,
Jan. 8th, 9th & 10th. 8AM-?
Fishing equipment +
lots of misc!!!.
SEB-Moving Sale 4816 Mundell
Ave. ( off Desoto City Rd.) Sat.,
Jan. 10th. 8AM-? Furniture, clothes,
toys, dishes. Make me an offer!!

SEB-Multi-family sale. 4720
Wilderness Trail, off Payne Rd.
Fri-Sat., Jan. 9th & 10th.
9AM-3PM. Lots of misc. items!!
Sebring Estate Sale @ 3314 Bristol (Sebring
Country Estates) Fri-Sat, Jan 9th & 10th.
8AM-3PM. Antique oak dining room set,
Bassett sofa & love seat, lots of furniture,
medical supplies & equipment (wheelchair,
scooter, walkers) & household goods.
Sebring- Mullti-Family Sale @ Colony
Point Clubhouse on Northwood Blvd.
Turn by the Blue Lagoon. Fri-Sat,
Jan. 9th & 10th. 8AM-12PM.
,SEBRING- PARKWIDE GARAGE SALE
@ Sebring Mobile Estates, 4180
Emerald Ave. (off Kenilworth).
Fri, Jan. 9th. 8AM-3PM.


7520 Pet&Su-ppli


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.

675 A Medical Supplies
756J V & Equipment
Mobility Rally 3-wheel electric
Scooter, new. $850 OBO.
Call 863-382-4757.


8000
Recreation


9000
Transportation


9100 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.


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

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



9400 Automotive Wanted

CASH FOR CARS!


863-414-1738

9450 Automotive for Sale
1989 MERCEDES 300 TE wagon, white, new
tires, very nice 190k, must see. $2000.00
call 414-1738
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.
Call863-382-1719.


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FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS


Hammock Mobile
Estates
By Betty Emmons
Gourmet Committee mem-
bers for the month of January
are Lynn and Carl Brewer,
Carol and Phil Manning, Iva
Stewart and Alice and Blythe
Rod.
Coffee Hour will be at 9
a.m. and bingo at 7 p.m.
Monday. Tuesdays Ladies
Activities will be announced
later. Shuffleboard is at 8:30
a.m. Tuesdays. Golf is
played Wednesdays; pinochle
and Game Night are at 7 p.m.
Wednesdays. Breakfast out-
ing is at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
Meet at the clubhouse.
Euchre and Game Night are
at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Shuffleboard is at 8:30 a.m.
Fridays.
The Ladies Luncheon was
Jan. 6 at Sunrise Restaurant.
Thursday there will be a
Pizza and Salad Supper at 5
,p.m. Cost is $5 per person,
pre paid. Breakfast will be
served Saturday with a menu
of French toast, sausage,
eggs, juice and coffee at $4
per person, pre paid.
Tuesday, Jan. 13 a ROC
board meeting will be held at
1 p.m. Ice cream and enter-
tainment from the Blue Grass
Travelers will be at 7 p.m. A
basket will be passed.
Saturday, Janl. 17 the Yearly.
Park sale will be held at the
clubhouse. Tuesday, Jan. 20
Bunco will be at 1 p.m. at the
clubhouse for $1. Thursday,
Jan. 29 a pot luck supper will
be held at 5 p.m. with a
Hawaiian theme. Bring your
place setting and a dish to
pass. All of these events will
be posted at the clubhouse.
Please sign up and join your
neighbors and friends at
these events.

Sebring
Hills
By Gil Bennett
\
SEBRING The pancake
breakfast will be Saturday at
the Sebring Hills Clubhouse,
200 Lark Ave. in Sebring.
Members pay $3 and guests
pay $3.50 to eat all the pan-
cakes and sausage you like. A
50/50 drawing will be held.
Come on and visit for great
food and good conversation.
Bingo started back up on
Jan. 8 and will continue
every Thursday. Doors open
at 3 p.m. and snack bar at
3:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6
p.m. Get a packet for all the
games for $10.
For more information, call
Gil at 214-0028.

Sebring
Recreation Club
By Chapman Chamberl&n


SEBRING The officers
are trying to add to things to
do in Sebring and they need
your help. They have just
completed 2008 and are set
for 2009. George Kisel and
Carl Wile will complete plans
for park tournament shortly.
It sure would be nice to get
all the park players to turn
out for the county tourna-
ments, but we do not know
how to approach the subject,
or to convince them to give it
a try.
The county tournament in
Sebring finds Betty
Baumgartner from Sebring
leading all the pros; Max
Tate, George Kisel and
Harold Cunningham, all win-
ners. The Amateurs find Don
Rohman, Sonny Patterson,
Hamp Hardy and Gary
Holloway all Sebring players
and all winners also.
What about line dancing
Wednesday evening with us
at the recreation club? Arrive
before 6 p.m. and meet some,
fine people that dance each
week. We are all from the
area. Once a club member,
you open many doors. Ping-
pong, several card games, the
hobby club, shuffleboard and
bingo, all for you. If you
want, the desk needs people
to volunteer, windows need
washing and meals need
preparing on occasion. Ed
Straub will be glad for your
help.


You often see players try-
ing to join their opponent's
hidden scoring disc instead
of taking out the hide block.
By join I mean placing your
disc in a scoring area close to
their hidden disc. I do not
like to join a disc, preferring
to clear my opponent's hide
block. By taking out your
opponent's hide block, your
. opponent must then try to
cover his scoring disc to pro-
tect it. One of the most diffi-
cult shots to make is to cover
a disc. Unless it is your ham-
mer shot, clear the board.
We believe joining your
opponent's disc, only to see
your disc-go on a line, is a
bad mistake. They might just
hide a second disc on you.
Remember: "Hide one on me,
good for you hide two on
me, shame on me."
If you are in the habit of
giving up big scores, you
may find out it is because you
like to join instead of clear-
ing the hide block. Sign up
for your free lessons with
John and watch your game
improve.
Lowell Jones came back
from the cold and is looking
forward to shuffleboard this
season. Jim and Joan are
back from shoveling their
100-foot-long driveway at
least three times while home
and snowbound. They are all
ready to help Ed Straub with
the yard sale on March 6-7.
They had so much fun last
year, they are doing it again
this year. Grace Barnes is
back from coursing and ready
for kitchen work. Bill and
Joyce Kaleita will be glad for
Grace and her knowledge.
Let's hope and pray that all
the bad backs in the club
takes a turn for the better.
George Kisel is having his
worked on and we hope that
it will improve.
The park tournament is
now in the works and George
and Carl said that it would be
settled in six games this year
instead of seven like the past.
We hope all the parks have
their teams lined up and will
make this as big a success as
in the past.
We have not been able to
reach the park players for
county tournaments for some
reason. We do want all shuf-
flers to compete in the coun-
ty tournaments for the fel-
lowship and competition is
great.
If you want to learn the
game, come and see us and
we will help you have fun.
We have many good people
that are willing to help begin-
ners, learn while you play.
We're at 333 Pomegranate
Ave. Call Ed Straub with
your questions at 386-0245.

Town and Country
Mobile Home Park
By Janet Day


SEBRING Happy New
Year to everyone! Our park
wishes one and all in 2009
good health, love in home
and family and daily bless-
ings from our Creator and
Sustainer.
December proved to be an
eventful month for Town and
Country residents. Again,
Town and Country received
recognition from the 2008
Sebring Christmas Lighting
and Decorating Contest.
Mark and Becky Sims
received second place in the
Mobile Home Division.
Earlier in the month we were
hoping Mark would arrive
home to be with Becky over
Christmas. Seems he did and
also arrived in time to accept
the second place banner.
This, after hours of work on
Becky's part to welcome him
to their lovely decorated
home!
Also, Helen and Gary
Lucas of Woodbine placed
third in the Yard Division.
Congratulations to both fami-
lies for their efforts.
We also commend Don
Blonde and John Haag for
not only adorning their own
homes but assisting others on
Woodbine. No way could
Santa miss the decorations
and lights on that street.
Also, thank you to Don and
John for placing (and picking


Miss Lake Placid


visits Rosewood Senior Center
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Courtesy photo
Taylor Conklin, Miss Lake Placid, brought punch and cookies to the residents of
Rosewood Senior Center over the Christmas holiday and enjoyed games of bingo with
the residents. The residents and Miss Lake Placid had a fun time getting to know each
other.


up) the luminaries on
Christmas Eve. Our park was
very festive and the locals
visited us to view the efforts
of so many. Thanks to all!
As part of our Christmas
'celebration', Peg Fraim host-
ed 22 people to a 4 p.m.
Christmas dinner at the club-
house. Peg made us feel quite
special by adding decorative
serving pieces and festive
arrangements. Thanks, Peg;
we appreciate your efforts.
Of course, a scrumptious
meal was served. Thank you
to park management for the
delicious ham and to all the.
chefs.
Welcome back again to
Paul Demler and Mary
Eggers. Alan and Gary
Roberts/Amell fought their
way down 1-95 and arrived
safely right after Christmas.
Gary is already constructing
at their home. Lee and
Shirley Lundgren arrived
early December and have
worked steadily since. Their
new landscaping project is
very attractive. Dick Kapp
has done extensive yard work
recently also. Kudos to all
who continually work .and
upgrade their gardens. The
park does look lovely. The
Schnoors enjoyed Christmas
with family in New Jersey
but I see their RV has
returned. We also welcome
all the visitors to families in
the park; know several have
had grandchildren and chil-'
dren in. Welcome to All.
We are happy to report
Michelle Johns is doing quite
well after a fall at last
Friday's shuffleboard tourna-
ment. She received special
attention from witnesses at
the courts and was treated at
Highlands Regional and
released with the R-I-C-E
regimen and medications.
Were thankful to see her dis-
tributing the monthly
newsletter today. Good
going, Michelle!
Several park people have
been "cruising" to include
Wende and Hal Johnson, Bill
and Louise Hammell, Gisella
Bukantis, Norm and Pat
Huxman. All went to the
Caribbean except Norm and
Pat, our renowned travelers,
who spent 26 days on a South
American cruise. They will
be embarking for Hawaii at
some point down the road.
Wende and Hal left the day
after their return from cruise
for Christmas with Hal's
daughter and family. Also to
witness her commission to a
judicial appointment.
Sad news from Illinois that
Doris Koch, a long-time win-
ter resident, died on Dec. 26.
Mary Beth (Carby) and Jim
had received word she was
failing rapidly and thankfully
arrived in time to see her. Our
sincere sympathy is extended
to Mary Beth and Jim. Doris
was Mary Beth's aunt and
resided at Town & Country
Boulevard. She will be
missed by her many friends
and neighbors.
Chuck and I stopped at The
Palms on Christmas Day to
visit Marge Bedard, a former
resident here at Town &
Country. Visiting Marge is
always rewarding as she truly
appreciates her accommoda-
tions there. Although she


would obviously rather be
home, she recognizes her
limitations and says she
knows she is cared for, has
good meals and is thankful
for her blessings. We always
feel humble and thankful also
after visiting a gracious lady.
Being we are in the 55-plus
category, if you have never
visited a Health Fair, you
really should take advantage
of the opportunity. The
"Elder Fair" at Fireman's
Field in December was prob-
ably the best, but one is
upcoming Jan. 22 at St.
Catherine Catholic Church
Hall.
The theme is "Fit and Fine.
for 2009," an appropriate
topic after all our holiday
treats. Several vendors are
available to proclaim their
services and often basic
health services are offered.
You might find just the health
service you need. Chuck and
I \ often represent the
Highlands County Red Cross
Service Unit and we thor-
oughly enjoy seeing the vari-
ous vendors in Sebring area.
At the Elder Fair we were sit-
uated opposite Cindy
DiVeitro of our park who was
representing "Comfort
Keepers," a private health
care agency.
We were two strangers
who thought the other looked
familiar had a laugh and
delightful chat a charming
lady! If nothing else, you will
collect enough pens to last
you through the upcoming
year!
Upcoming events include
the Ladies' Luncheon today
(Jan. 7) at Sunrise
Restaurant. Leave the club-
house at 11:30 a.m. January
breakfast will be Saturday
from 8-9:30 a.m. Special
event will be an Italian din-
ner at the clubhouse on
Wednesday, Jan. 21. No
cooking for any of these
events, ladies! Make your
plans also for the annual
Town & Country Yard Sale
on Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Lunch specials will
be available plus bake sale
items at the clubhouse. Golf
cart service to sites will be
available for those in need.
Upcoming January birth-
days include: Shirley Lowe,
Julia Henneberry, Larry
Garbert, Bill Mattson,
Loretta Schnoor, Tom
Bogaczyk, Claudia
McManus, Jerry Shipley. Our
best wishes to all on their
special day. We think of Kitty
Edwards, our eldest resident,
who would have celebrated
her 92nd birthday on Jan. 1.


Tropical
Harbor
By Mary Ellen Bryant
LAKE PLACID Thanks
go out to Duane and Joy
Dean for hosting Monday
Coed Coffee and to Phil
Siefke of Ameri-Life and
Health Services for providing
doughnuts to enjoy with our
coffee. Phil spoke with us
after coffee regarding the
services provided by Ameri-
Life. Donna VanDenbergh
emceed and entertained us
with her many "stories."
Park manager George
Susco and Jodi appreciate all
the people who dropped off
cookies and cakes to them. If
you drive a golf cart, walk or
ride a bike at night, please be
sure to have a light on so oth-
ers can see you coming.
Please tell the rules of the
community to your guests.
Pets must be on a leash and
you must clean bip after them.
There will be a Super Bowl
Party at the clubhouse. More
information will be available
at coffees.
We welcomed back many
returnees from the north
country and welcomed guests
of Gloria and Louis
Wackershauser, daughter
Pam, who is also visiting
with her husband Ken and
children.
Carol Noel, Sunshine
chairman, announced there is
a condolence card to sign for
Ann Rissmiller on the pass-
ing of her husband, Leon.
Our deepest sympathy goes
out to her and her family and
friends. Carol Noel also read
a progress note from Bill and-
Jan Butts.
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wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang
"Happy Birthday" to Madge
Weaver. Thanks go out to
Laura Bailie for accompany-
ing us on the piano.
Diane Bennett thanked
everyone for their help -
1,100 candles were put out
for the luminaries on
Christmas Eve. We all thank
Diane and her committee for
all their hard work to make
Tropical Harbor the fairyland
it was on Christmas Eve.
Thanks go out to Maria
Hagg and Joann Rau and
their crew for the delicious
dinner prepared and served
on Christmas Day. About 140
were served at the clubhouse.
Donna Frye thanked every-
one for their participation in
the Christmas Follies held on
Dec. 27. Great entertainment,
lots of laughs and great fel-
lowship. Our thanks go out to
the Ann Rissmiller, Donna
Frye, cast and chorus and all
those working behind the
scenes for making it such a
success.
Wil Noel announced that
the next Military Dinner will
be held on Sunday, Jan. 11.
The menu includes Sloppy
Joe's, potato and cheese
soup, chicken noodle soup
and dessert.
Susan Spurlock will host
the Ladies Lunch Out on Jan.
20 at 11:30 a.m. at Michael's
Restaurant at Spring Lake.
Please sign up on the list on
the bulletin board and mark
down your choice of entree.
Your meal includes your
entree, beverage, dessert, all
for $10, which also includes
the tax and tip.
The Trash and Treasure
and Craft Sale will be held at
the clubhouse on Jan. 24
from 8 a.m. to noon. Contact
Marge Perry for information.
The Dance Committee has
its first dance planned for
Jan. 31 so mark that date on
your calendar. The dance
theme will be '50s-'60s and
music will be by L&L.
Tuesday ladies coffee was
emceed by Marilyn Cromer
and she also made the coffee.
There were 18 Tropical
Harbor ladies present. We
welcomed Marilyn Cromer's
sister, Jean, and Betty Posts'
granddaughter, Cheryl.
Carol Noel gave the Sunshine
report. Sherry White wil.
head up the January commit-
tee. She has some volunteers
to. help but could use more.
Please sign up on the list on
the bulletin board.
If you are able to volunteer
two hours on a Saturday
morning to help the residents
of the Lake Placid Health
Care Center play bingo,
please let Helen Burgan
know.


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CELEBRATIONS


Military News

Kenny Serrano
Army Pfc. Kenny G.
Serrano has graduated
from basic combat train-
ing at Fort Sill, Lawton,
Okla.
During the nine weeks
of training, the soldier
studied the Army mission
and received instruction
and training exercises in
drill and ceremonies,
Army history, core val-
ues and traditions, mili-
tary courtesy, military
justice, physical fitness,
first aid, rifle marksman-
ship, weapons use, map
reading and land naviga-
tion, foot marches, armed
and unarmed combat,
and field maneuvers and
tactics.
Serrano is the son of
Edwin Serrano and
Damaris Garra of
Sebring. Serrano graduat-
ed from Sebring High
School in 2008.


Bishop-Miller
Perry and Janet Bishop of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Sarah Lynn,
to Douglas James Miller Jr.
of Sebring. The perspective
groom is the son of Doug
and Cathy Miller of
Kissimmee and Kevin and
Leah Elliott of Ruckersville,
Va.


Van-Lewis
Robert R. Van of
Brownsburg, Ind., and Dr.
Bonny Lewis of Richmond,
Va., would like to announce
to family and friends their
intent to marry in (he summer
of 2009. The happy couple
became engaged on
Christmas Day on the banks
of Billie Creek, where they
met 21 years ago.
Van, a graduate of Indiana
University, is the son of Leon
and Gail Van of Sebring and
Lewis is the daughter of
Diane Lewis of Rockville,
Ind., and Thomas Michael
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for March 7, 2009 at
Oakview Baptist Church in
Okeechobee.
The bride-to-be is a 2001
graduate of Okeechobee
High School. She graduated
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25, 2009.


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The groom-elect is a 1998
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TOPS 632
SEBRING The pro-
gram was presented by
Janet Allwood, entitled
"Holiday Survival
Guide." She told mem-
bers that to manage diets
during the season of par-
ties and holiday cooking
and eating, everyone
should give themselves
the "gift of assertive-
ness." Learn how to eat
when the choices are not
slimming, but full of fats
and sugars. Members
should modify their
menus to meet the diet
plan and keep portions
small.
Karen Goodwin called
the roll with 41 members
present. Gains exceeded
the losses this week by a
narrow margin. The Best
Loser of the Week was
Charles Elam.
Margaret Garas' name
was drawn for the four-
week Travel Gift,
Dorothy Van Howe took
a wrapper off the
Mystery Gift and the Gift
Raffle was won by Jean
Ottoway.
Yes-Yeses for the next
week are sugar-free Jell-
O three times, black-eyed
peas and sauerkraut each
once.
The TOPS Club meets
every Monday at First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. Weigh-in
begins at 2:30 p.m. and
the meeting begins at
3:30 p.m. for approxi-
mately one hour. For
more information, con-
tact Judy O'Boyle at 840-
1331.

TOPS 733
SEBRING TOPS
FL 733 met at Highlands
Ridge on Jan. 2. The new
meeting place is the
Paradise Grill, South
Course.
The meeting was
called to order at 7:45
a.m. by Leader Carol
Mitchell. There were 17
members weighing in this
first weigh-in of 2009.
Losses will be deter-
mined from the Jan. 2
starting weights. The
challenge will be: "New
Year, New You," with
three important compo-
nents: journal, drink
plenty of water, and exer-
cise.
For those wishing to
participate, members
each were given a name
of a Secret Pal to encour-
age during January,
February and March.
The meeting was
adjourned at 8:15 a.m.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
GUIDELINES: The News-
Sun publishes announce-
ments about clubs and
organizations on
Wednesdays. The submis-
sion deadline is noon Friday
to be considered for publi-
cation in the following
Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the
News-Sun from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-
2453; send e-mail to edi-
tor@newssun.com; or mail
to Lifestyle Editor, News-
Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,' '-
Sebring, FL 33870.


Courtesy photo
The Pope John XXIII Council of the Knights of
Columbus arranged to a surprise visit from Mr. and
Mrs. Santa Claus with the children at the Avon Park
Boys and Girls Club on Dec. 19.

Knights of Columbus

sponsors Santa visit

Special to the News-Sun Knights of Columbus. The
AVON PARK The' Red Hat Ladies group at
Pope John XXIII Council Tanglewood (Tangletts)
of the Knights of Columbus provided Christmas gifts
arranged to bring Mr. and for many of the children.
Mrs. Santa Claus to visit Some of the boys and ,
the children at the Avon girls submitted Wish Lists 7
Park Boys and 'Girls Club prior to Christmas and the 1
on Dec. 19. The surprise Tangletts did their best to 3
visit was made possible satisfy those requests (no 3
with the help of Wally ponies were supplied). All
Randall, executive director presents were beautifully ,
of the Highlands County wrapped and. the children
Boys and Girls Club, and were very pleased.
his assistant Anthony The Knights and the Red
Connor. Hat Ladies also provided
Mr. and Mrs. Claus sandwiches, cookies and
(a.k.a. Ed and Diane snacks for the children.
Cronin) found all the boys The Knights of
and girls on their best Columbus is a fraternal
behavior and all claimed to order of Catholic men dedi-
be perfect or near perfect cated to the principles of -
the whole year. Santa was charity, unity, fraternity and
very pleased to learn all patriotism. The council -
students were doing "good" recently terminated its 1
or "fine" in their school long-running program for
work. financial reasons but is con- .
Each child received a tinuing to serve God, coun-
stuffed Santa doll or a try and community as it has
teddy bear from the always done.



Elk 'Spouse' of the Month


Courtesy photo
Congratulations to Sebring Elk 1529 'Spouse' of the
Month for January, Betty Rochelle. Rochelle devotes
many hours to the Elk activities and assists when need-
ed. She is a special asset to the Lodge.


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