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Total votes: 32
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Do you plan to buy
any GrlScout cookies
tfiis year?,
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Elsie M. Scott
Age 94, of Avon Park
Anna Tap
Age 91, of Sebring
Helen N. Williams
Age 84, of Avon Park
Sonja Woods'
Age 52, of Lake Placid
Obituaries, Page 6A


Classified Ads 8A
Community Briefs 6A
Community Calendar 5A
Dear Abby 9B
Editorial Page 3A
Lottery Numbers 2A
Movie Reviews 9B
Police Blotter 7A
Public Safety Calls 7A
Religion 6B




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New EDC director Tight battle at
discusses issues Harder Hall


PAGE 2A

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okie Crunch?


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK All Abouts are out
and Lemon Chalets are in as local Girl
Scouts begin their annual cookie drive,
but expectations are
down for sales this

According to
Peggy Becerra,
manager of the
Eastern. Region of....... ,
the girls Scouts of
Gulfcoast Florida Inc., which presides over
Highlands County, pre-orders for the cookies
are taken by troops beginning today, but
a lagging economy may hurt sales. t
"We will probably sell about
5,000 boxes in Highlands
County ;in a good year. But /
with the .economy this year,
we are expecting a cookie
downturn. I hope not, but we
are expecting it," Becerra said.
"We have a goal of 1 million
boxes for the Gulfcoast this year.
Our pre-orders usually do 2,000 to
3,000 before we hit the cookie booths,"
Becerra said.
Becerra also manages DeSoto and Hardee
Counties.
"A new caramel-based cookie is being


Changes in the

works for Avon

Park's Main Street


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK -
Construction crews began
early Monday tearing out the
old and bringing in the new
on Main Street and Museum
Avenue in Avon Park, giving
the area a much needed
facelift.
Highland Golf Inc. picked
up the bid for phase three of
the Main Street renovations.
"This is a pretty exciting
project because we are
replacing the. old flag pole
and doing the memorial part
of the Mall as well. We are
trying our best to keep at
least one lane open all the
time so that we don't have to


SPORTS, PAGE 1 B

Volume 90/Number 4 I 50 cents


Wilson fired from


Clerk's office

Germaine says move is part
of staff restructuring


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@ newssun.com
SEBRING Mary E.
Wilson lost he job as
Director of Compliance and
Internal Audits Tuesday
morning.
Additionally, Clerk of
Courts Bob Germaine
announced Wednesday that
he was restructuring
several positions
within his the clerk's
organization.
'In an e-mail from
Germaine to the
media, he announced
that Heather Woods, Gen
a certified internal
auditor, will take
Wilson's position.
Wilson said she
was approached by
clerk Jerome
Kaszubowski, senior
director of business
services, and Eric T. Wi
Zwayer, director of
clerk administration, at
8:02 a.m. and informed via
a letter from Germaine,


introduced this year," she said. "It's called
the Dulce De Leche, and we hope that
helps sales a bit. If you need to pre-
order cookies, we will have
between 120-130 girls in
Highlands County selling this
year, you can find a Girl
Scout, or give me a call and I
will help people find someone
in their area," she said.
Girl Scout Cookies are sold
at booths outside of local mer-
chants by girls in the Gulfcoast
council from Feb. 7 to March 8. Pre-
orders will be delivered beginning Feb. 7.
Profits for the cookie sales help, each
region and local scout club to promote pro-
Continued on page 4A


detour people, and except for
a storm sewer connection on
the east-bound side, we
should be able to keep traffic
flowing," said Brian Benton,
project assistant.
"The project was planned
to take just 120 days, but we
may have to extend that a bit
because of some slight
changes," said Benton.
Some of the memorial ren-
ovations include a walking
path throughout the middle
of the section, clean up of the
current memorials, the addi-
tion of memorial brick
pavers that can be purchased
and an area for seating.
Continued on page 4A


This Story Was First
Reported Online At
www.newssun


who was at the time prepar-
ing to be sworn into office,
that she would "not be re-
appointed as Deputy Clerk
of Courts effective today,
January 6, 2009."
"I was floored,"
said Wilson.
"I was genuinely
surprised because
Bob (Germaine) kept
reassuring me that I
maine was not going to be
fired because I ran
against him for Clerk
of Courts. I have
done nothing wrong.
I was a model
employee and have
never received a
write-up or proba-
lson tion. I was never rep-
rimanded, so it was a
shock when this happened,"

Continued on page 4A


Board discusses what it

will say to legislators


Highlands legislative
delegation to meet in
'Sebring on Jan. 21
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING After tak-
ing a break from the, meet-
ing to swear in new elected
officials who will deal with
the upcoming budget crisis,
the Board of County
Commissioners heard sug-
gestions on how to lessen
their own pain.
Tuesday's BCC meeting
was followed by a deficit-
reduction package that
cleared a pair of House pan-
els in Tallahassee that
included nearly $1 billion in


spending cuts for schools,
health care, social services
and other state functions.
Lawmakers in the state
capital are meeting in spe-
cial session to deal with a
projected shortfall of at least
$2.3 billion in the current
state budget that runs
through June 30.
The deficit is due to a
shortfall in tax collections
resulting from a sagging
economy.
Assistant County.
Administrator Rick Helms
made suggestions to the
board on what points they
should bring tip to state law-
Continued on page 4A


Plane makes wheels-up landing in Sebring


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Lorida Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Shawn Graham (right) and firefighter
Andrew Swenson stow their equipment after a pilot was forced to make an emergency
landing Thursday afternoon at the Sebring Regional Airport when the landing gear of his
Cessna 210 wouldn't come down. 'It certainly has happened before but it's not com-
mon,' said Mike Willingham, executive director of the airport. Pilot John Lowe, who was
flying alone, circled the airport for 45 minutes before making a wheels-up landing in a
grass field adjacent to the runway. He circled the runway to burn off fuel to make the
crash landing safer, Willingham said. There were no injuries.


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LP murals get international recognition in Greek book


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.comr
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid
murals have been included in a lush
coffee table-sized book that pres-
ents mural art from all over the
world.
Harriet Porter, the president of
the Lake Placid Mural Society, said
she received an e-mail out of the
blue about a year ago from Kiriakos
Losifidis, a Greek author putting
together a book devoted to "murals
on,huge public surfaces."
She said he expressed admiration
for Lake Placid's murals, which
he'd seen on the Internet, and asked
for information and photographs,
which Porter provided.
Porter said the Losifidis wanted
"to discover how colors and ideas
can change our surroundings, our
emotions.
"This book one of the most repre-
sentative of the art of murals in the
world today," she said. The finished
product is 280 pages in length, with
quality color reproductions of
murals from all over the world.


Lake Placid is represented by six
murals and a history of its mural
society.
Porter said California outdoor art
is well represented, as is that from
Philadelphia, but other than the
state and the big city, Lake Placid is
the only other American place rep-
resented.
"Not too many (examples) from
America," Porter said. "We were
fortunate to be in there." She added
that many of the murals displayed
in the collection are huge in com-
parison to Lake Placid's art. And
some of the worldly content makes
Lake Placid murals look sedate.
The book has been distributed to
every Greek public school Porter
said, laughing with pleasure at the
thought of people from all over the
world discovering Lake Placid
murals.
Works by Keith Goodson who
just unveiled his 10th mural, "The
Green Dragons 1940," an homage
to Lake Placid basketball and
Terry Smith are included.
Porter said this isn't the first time


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Courtesy photo
The murals of Lake Placid are featured in a book compiled by Greek author Kiriakos Losifidis.


Lake Placid murals have been
selected to be in a book.
About two years ago, a work
devoted to the life and travels of
Karl Schutz included references to
the mural society and illustrations
of several murals.
Schutz, from British Columbia,


created the original Chemainus
Mural project there. The murals
turned a quiet, out-of-the-way town
into a chosen tourist stop.
Porter has tried to find a copy of
the book on the Internet, and
through Amazon.com found one
store in California that carried it.


However, for whatever reason, the
book was out of stock.
In the meantime Porter's copy of
"Mural Art: Murals On Huge Public
Surfaces Around the World" will be
available for review at the mural
society during its regular office
hours.


United Way

looking for

investment

advisors
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING With
fewer donations made to
the United Way than in
years past, it is imperative
those dollars are used
wisely.
The United Way has a
Community Investment
Team made up of volun-
teers that look at each'
individual program and its
effectiveness.
They are currently
recruiting.
"The bottom line is
they determine if (pro-
grams) receive money and
how much they receive,"
said ShareenLynn Childs,
Highlands County area
'director for the United
Way of Central Florida.
"They are a very impor-
tant part of how our dol-
lars are actually distrib-
uted. These people ensure
the integrity of all the
agencies we work with."
Students or members of
companies that may be
large United Way donors
are some of the people the
group has tried to recruit
since September, but they
want to more than double
the number of commit-
ments they currently
have.
"We are always looking
for people," Childs said.
"We never have enough."
Students can receive
volunteer hours, she
added!.
Volunteers are divided
into three separate groups,
and they review the three
different categories of
programs the United Way
funds family and
youth, helping people in
crisis, and promoting
health and disability serv-
ices.
Some of the agencies
that run programs funded
by the United Way are the
Children Services
Council, Ridge Area Arc,
and American Red Cross.
"When they come and
serve with the CIT team
they get an idea of how
fiscally responsible these
programs are, they get a
hands-on look at these
programs," Childs said.
"It's a good process for
everybody."
Last year the CIT divid-
ed $266,000 between 21
programs. This year's
donations have gone
down but programs still
need funding.
In a final meeting, the
teams rank each program
within their area and
review how it scored on
their budget, presentation,
and impact in the commu-
nity.
"Then they have a final
big decision on how much
Continued on page 4A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Dan Murphy is the new executive director for the Highlands County Economic,
Development Commission in Sebring.


New EDC chairman talks


about growth, quality of life


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING Dan Murphy
has been in Highlands
County for a few weeks now
and sees the issues facing the
county.
The new Executive
Director for the Highlands
County Economic
Development Commission
said he is in the process of
formulating long- and short-
term goals.
"It seems to me Highlands
County is at a crossroads,"
he said. "It is a wonderful
place to live and everyone
has a great quality of life.
Some places have tried to
preserve that and some have
gone for growth and are
struggling today."
Murphy said he hopes the
county tries to preserve the
quality of life, and he can do
his part by bring in quality
jobs.
"The new county adminis-
trator Michael Wright is
grappling right now with
making changes to the com-
prehensive plan ... anticipat-
ing growth," he said. "I hope
to compliment that process."
In the short term, he real-
izes Highlands County is not
immune to the problems fac-
ing the rest of the country.
"There's high unemploy-


'It seems to me
Highlands County is
at a crossroads. It
is a wonderful place
to live and everyone
has a great
quality of life.'

DAN MURPHY
new EDC director

ment ... we hope to address
that in some ways," he said.
"In the medium term I hope
to essentially start a process
in which we bring in jobs
regularly and establish
Highlands County as a great
place for companies to come
that are knowledge driven."
Murphy touts an impres-
sive resume, working for
Argentina after its democra-
tization in 1983 and as a con-
sultant for the economic
development director for the
state of Arizona during the
late 80's.
He was involved in the pri-
vatization of many sectors of
the Argentinean economy,
including oil, steel and cattle.
The late 80's were a time
of big growth for Arizona,
Murphy said, and he was
involved in a number of
transportation projects


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including a highway system
for the growing population in
and around the Phoenix Area.
All that experience has
been put to use in Miami for
the last six years, as he
worked for an advertising
agency that had clients such
as the Florida Department of
Transportation and the
Miami-Dade Expressway
Authority.
"I became familiar with
the state's transportation
requirements, budget short-
ages; a lot of the ways
Florida is," he said. "I think I
can contribute here."


Palms of Sebring

celebrating 50 years


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christophertuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING The Palms
and Palms Home Care are
throwing a block party.
Everyone is invited. "
The festivities are in
honor of the retirement cen-
ter's 50th anniversary, and
will be held on Oak Avenue
in, front of The Palms tower
from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
There will be free food,
prepared by The Palms'
classically trained chef,
Macgregor Gentleman, and
free activities including
rock climbing, face paint-
ing, a- bounce house,
clowns, and antique trac-
tors and cars.
The Palms has a longer
history in Highlands
County than most people
know.
It was 1959 when the
Church of the Brethren cre-
ated a retirement communi-
ty along Lake Istokpoga's
shore in Lorida. What is
now known as Palms
Estates.
It was a beautiful, quiet
place, close to nature, how-
ever, being fairly isolated,
some of the retirees found
shopping and getting into
town difficult.
A decision was made to
create another retirement
center, this one more cep-
tral to Highlands County's
business areas. One where
people could have access to
the kind of support they
needed, including assisted


living.
So, the church bought the
old Sebring Hotel in 1961
- at the site of the current
Palms Tower at Pine and
Magnolia streets and
created the Florida
Brethren Home.
By 1978 the name had
been changed to The Palms.
By 1984 the old hotel
was demolished and the
new apartment tower start-
ed. By 1985 that was open
for business.
The center evolved into
the three-level system that
exists today fully inde-
pendent living, assisted liv-
ing, and complete support
or rehab services.
Janice Roberts, spokes-
woman for The Palms, says
they are the only center
with all three living steps in
the county.
In 2001, the Church of
the Brethren, which ran The
Palms as a non-profit, sold
the center to Covington
LLC, a private, for-profit
company.
Ted McMullan is now the
president/owner and Steve
Austin the executive direc-
tor.
In 2003 Covington
expanded its operations to
create the Golden Palms
Catering Company, which
may be hired by anyone for
parties, dinners and so
forth.
The catering company
provides the meals for
Continued on page 4A


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun Friday, January 9, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Tooting the horn for the


needed whistle blowers


We've been puzzling over a
conundrum here in the news-
room, and pass the question on
to you. Why is it, here in the world's
flagship democracy where our ideas
of government are laid out to specifical-
ly protect the individual those indi-
viduals who dare to stand up for the prin-
cipals of democracy are so often
ridiculed, or even vilified?


Why is it the whistle blow-
ers among us those people
who care enough about good
government that they get
involved when they need to;
often at their own expense
and on their own time are
treated as troublemakers
instead of as heroes?
After all, George
Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, John, Adams, Ben
Franklin and most of the
other founding fathers were
whistle blowers in their time.
The fact that we may stand
up as individuals and speak
our minds is at the heart of
the American myth.
Think of Jimmy Stewart in
Frank Capra's classic, "Mr.
Smith Goes to Washington."
One of the most important


reasons we are supposed to
be in Iraq, after all, is so its
people may live and speak
freely.
So why is it, back here at
home, when a neighbor
stands up at a meeting to
demand an. answer, or an
activist insists the local gov-
ernment release a particular
e-mail, we tend to groan
instead of cheer?
Why do we lose patience
quickest with the very people
we should be supporting
longest?
Look, no one here believes
'there is deep-seated corrup-
tion in Highlands County.
But years of business as
usual are coming to an end.
The world has changed
around us, and now we must


Time to abolish Sebring
Historical Preservation
Commission
Editor:
I think it is time that the city 'and the
Sebring Historical Preservation
Commission accept the fact that this
body is ineffective and unnecessary. As
a preservationist, a former member of
this group and a member of the
National Trust for Historic
Preservation, I find it hard to realize
how totally ineffective this group has
become.
With exception of the chairperson,
Lorrie Smith, the rest of the commis-
sioners would rather bend or ignore the
"Historic Guidelines" that govern the
decisions on whether the project is a
restoration or just a renovation. They
continually rule to allow license to the
proper architectural guidelines set out
by the state and set out under the SHPC
city ordinance. I have heard them say
on so many occasions that preservation
costs are prohibitive to the owner,
therefore let's allow their compromise.
The true preservationist gets voted out
every, time.
The other reason that this body is
ineffective is the attitude of some city
council members who object to build-
ings being placed on the register.
Recently, an effort was made to save
the beautiful old "Weemrs" house next
to the Orville Sebring home (Lorrie and
Dave Smith's home) and after all the
documents were done and the previous
owner agreed to the placement on the
register, one of the senior city council
members objected to the registering of
the building and it was lost to the pro-
tection of the Historical register.
Smart move John!
With this type of support, the SHPC
is nothing more than a meeting of
members the second Thursday of each
month. To my knowledge there is only
one building in the downtown area that
comes close to meeting the actual
guidelines for historic preservation,
that is the Hainz Building. Owner Sam
Corsen, even without encouragement
from the commission, carried the clos-
est thing to an actual, restoration of that
building. He did it to qualify for the
Historic Tax Credit available to gen-
uine restoration projects.
Many of the other buildings renovat-
ed by Gene Brenner and Jim Rimmer
were great renovations, but that is what
they were, just renovation.
There is no way that one can consid-
er Harder Hall as a restoration project
anymore. The bastardization of many
of the exterior architectural details and
the totally poor excuse for a restoration
to the interior public areas changes the
interior to unrecognizable areas that
once had character and charm. William
Manley King, the noted architect of
this old structure, would turn over in
his grave to see the mess it is in now.
Shenker's agents Curley, Larry and
Moe have made such a mess of the
interior that I don't think it can ever be
Harder Hall again!
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Agency has in its framework enough
controls to guide the "renovations" of
those buildings in its area. With some
minor changes to their building criteria,
it could be more effective in at least the
renovations to existing buildings and
they do have some incentives for fixing
up the exterior of these buildings.
Historic preservation in this city
offers nothing as an incentive for build-
ing owners to place their old buildings
on the register.
I spent over eight years on the
SHPC, both as a member and its chair-
man, and I am ready to admit that the
commission is no longer a needed enti-
ty in the city and there are better things
to do with your time and effort than
keep prodding a dying concern.
Gary Puckett
Sebring

Problem in Washington
Heights not resolved
Editor:
"Why is Washington Heights area of
Sebring still shut off from the most
direct route for emergency care?" This
has always been a question to me and
no one has provided a logical answer.
Why was this not considered a problem
when they planned the construction of
the Sebring Parkway?
Now, I don't live in this area but I do
have children that live in the area. And
I pray to God nothing ever happens to
one of them where they need emer-
gency care and it's delayed because
they're shut off from the most direct
route to the hospital.
Didn't take the county long to tear
up Kenilworth Boulevard and have it
back in operation, but Highlands
Avenue that leads into the Washington
Heights area has been shut down for
months, maybe even close to a year.
There was a situation at the sports
complex where my son and another
player on, his football team were seri-
ously injured. My son was not that bad,
so I took him to the hospital myself,
but the other kid had a serious back
injury.


Now, keep in mind the closest EMS
station was only a couple blocks away,
but due to Highlands Avenue being shut
down, they (EMS) had to drive down to
Lemon Street, which was well out the
way from the complex, to get to this
young man. My guess is the county
.either has a lot of money to pay out in
lawsuits when, and God help us that
nothing really serious, happens to
someone in this area or they just don't
care what happens to the people of
Washington Heights. Just my opinion
on the matter!
Highlands County open the toad to
Washington Heights before it costs you
more in lawsuits than it will to build
this road. (It) should have never been
shut off this long.
DeCaris T. Jones Sr.
Sebring
Bouquet

Jernigans, staff will treat
pet owners right
Editor:
I want to thank the Sebring Animal
Hospital, Drs. Bill and Larry Jerningan
and all of the staff. We have never had
better service or care for our pets.
We have been going to Sebring
Animal Hospital for many years with
several pets. Each time we had to seek
care for our pets we had nothing but
exceptional care from those caring peo-
ple.
Once we had to have one of our dogs
put down. It was the hardest thing for
us because our little dog had some
major things wrong and was getting
worse. Our pets become family and it is
hard to see something like that happen.
At that time, Dr. Larry Jernigan really
showed his concern not only for our
pet, but for us as well.
If you need a good place to take your
pets, Sebring Animal Hospital is the
place you need to try. Again, thanks to
each of those who work at Sebring
Animal Hospital. You're the greatest.
Ron and Dianna Dohmann
Sebring


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change too.
There will be stimulus
packages from Washington
D.C., and mandates from
Tallahassee. There will' be
mountains of new paperwork,
and probably new revenue
streams. Just getting along
will no longer do.
Bumbling will no longer
do. Wild guesses will no
longer do. Crossing one's fin-
gers will no longer do.
Government workers and
elected officials are going to
have to snap to it suck, it
up, in other words and do
their homework.
They need to understand
how the system works, and
use it meeting deadlines
and making things work.
The point is to keep trying
- despite the mistakes.
Which brings us right back
to the whistle blowers and
dedicated activists.
They are heroes too, risk-
ing anger and impatience, but
putting the community first.
By keeping us honest, a
thankless task, it's the whis-
tle blowers who get us where
we need to go.
'Think thank you, not darn
you..


Our president-elect
appears to be a very poor
judge of character. Even
passing over his earlier mis-
steps failing to recognize
that his pastor of 20 years
was a'raving ideologue, or
that his friend Fr. Flagler
was prone to insulting
impersonations in public, or
that his fellow board mem-
ber and political associate
William Ayers was an unre-
pentant terrorist it now
appears painfully clear that
he has an inability to identi-
fy the ethically challenged.
He also seems unable to rec-
ognize the abilities that can-
didates for high-appointed
office need to possess.
Coming of age politically
in Chicago may account for
this. Illinois, and Chicago in
particular, have long been
known for rampant political
corruption. The Democrat
machine run by the late
Mayor Daley was generally
believed to have manipulated
the election process for
years. The slogan in Chicago
was supposedly "Vote early,
Vote often." Downstate
Republicans claimed they
had to win by 5 percent of
the actual vote to make up
for the "exfra" votes generat-
ed in Chicago. His son, the
current Mayor Daley, was an
early supporter of Obama.
Does the apple fall far
from the tree?
Illinois has passed reforms
but looking at the scandal
surrounding current
Governor Rod Blagojevich,
they do not appear to have
worked. Everyone was
shocked when Blagojevich
was accused of trying to sell
Obama's vacant Senate seat
to the highest bidder. In spite
of the wiretap evidence, it
appears that Blagojevich is
not the least bit repentant.
Defying the Senate, the pres-
ident-elect, the state legisla-
ture and public opinion, he
intends to resist any attempts
to remove him from office
and has appointed a replace-
ment for Obama, in spite of
warnings that the man will
not be seated. (Although, on
this issue I think that
Blagojevich will win). Even
before the recent scandal
Blagojevich's problems were
well know. Why didn't
Obama ever pick up on this?
All in all, Obama's Illinois
experience appears to have
ill prepared our soon-to-be
president to pick the right
people for the right job.
I am sure Obama will
come very quickly to repen-
tant of his choice of Joe
Biden for vice president. Joe
has a history of foot-in-
mouth disease. The only way
to keep Joe from spouting
foolish and potentially dam-
aging comments is to make
sure he has as little opportu-
nity as possible to deviate
from the written script.
Obama served with the man
in the Senate; he debated
him. Obama should have
known, but somehow he
missed it. I pray daily for
Obama's health and safety,
since, whatever my concerns

-a


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From The
Right Side
George OZeary

about an Obama administra-
tion, a Biden administration
absolutely terrifies me.
How exactly did New
Mexico's Governor Bill
Richardson get through the
vetting process? Everyone
knew he had a major cloud
over his head. And now
before the confirmation
hearings have even begun,
he has been forced to with-
draw his name. I wasn't sur-
prised, but Obama appears to
have been blindsided.
And what about the nomi-
nation of Leon Panetta to
head the CIA a man with
absolutely no experience in
intelligence heading the
agency crucial to protecting
us against terrorist attacks
and from who knows what
else an aggressive Russia,
a nuclear North Korea.
We are living in very dan-
gerous world and we need
someone who can hit the
ground running. Even Nancy
Pelosi, bless her soul, is not
pleased with this pick.
It may be that Obama is
just a nice guy, who wants to
see the best in every one.
This may be an acceptable
trait in a private person, but
we live in difficult times.
Our president needs to be
able to recognize serious
character flaws before not
after his appointees and
associates are caught on tape
embarrassing him and them-
selves.
If Obama can't discern
character in people with
whom he has extensive con-
tact, how is he going to be
able to deal with foreign
leaders, whom he meets only
on formal, highly scripted
occasions? We have a reason
for concern. We remember
the terrible consequences of
President Franklin
Roosevelt's inability to
judge correctly the character
of the mass murderer Joseph
Stalin. This failure led to
Roosevelt acquiescing to the
takeover of Eastern Europe
by the Soviet and decades of
brutal oppression.
What is needed now is an
aggressive, investigative
media, which can save
Obama from himself. If
those around Obama are
unable to properly vet candi-
dates for appointment, then
the media needs to uncover
the scandals and problems
before not after the appoint-
ment.
I know a lot people want
to give the new president a
honeymoon, but if we really
care about the country and
want the next four years to
be better than the last one,
we need to scrutinize very
carefully every pick he
makes, because this guy
needs outside opinions.

Dale O'Leary of Avon Park is a
writer and lecturer and author
of "The Gender Agenda:
Redefining Equality and One
Man, One Woman."





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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Construction began this week on Main Street and Museum Avenue in Avon Park. Pictured here, Nicholas Garcia and
his track-hoe belonging to Highland Golf, Inc. tears up a section of the road near the tracks at Museum Avenue

AP Main Street renovation into phase three
Continued from page 1A really add to the feeling of a living core," will be narrowed arid resur-
memorial. It is designed so that as a faced, and a new sidewalk will be
But maybe the biggest change is paver is dedicated, we just have to added, allowing pedestrians to travel
going to be the removal of the old remove a'blank one and replace it." the entire length without entering the
checker shack. Although it was Nov. 10 when the street.
"No one has come forward yet to city council approved the lowest bid Parking spots will now be designat-
claim that structure, and it needs a lot rom Gibbs & Register Construction of ed, but the available parking area will
of repairs," said Maria Sutherland, Winter Park for $295,510, crews just be decreased to just 70 spaces with no
Avon Park's project director in an ear- recently started receiving of some room for larger vehicles like RVs and
lier News-Sun article. "We decided to extra cash. travel trailers, which used the area dur-
remove it because of its lack of use, The hold up was due to the fact that ing the annual Springtime on the Mall
and include an area for benches just to the T-21 grant given by the Florida festival.
the west of the main memorial." Department of Transportation to corn- New landscaping and lighting
* She went on to add ask that anyone plete the project exceeds the lowest bid should be installed to replace the old
with any information about the check- by $70,000, and Sutherland said in the and failing fixtures already in place,
er shack contact her office at city hall. last council meeting that she is search- and there are plans to add outlets and
Another of the drastic changes to the ing for ways to spend the windfall, extra lighting to facilitate future events
section will be the removal of the Gibbs & Register is the company and vendors.
hedges surrounding the pentagon- that worked on phase one of the down- Additionally, Museum Avenue will
shaped veterans' memorial at the far town renovations on Main Street that also be the spot for the new butterfly
east end. Visitors will be able to stroll covered the area a couple of blocks garden, which will allow visitors to
around the memorial and get a close east and west from Lake Avenue. walk through and enjoy the flora and
look at the names. Sutherland has helped to bring more butterflies.
"The pavers that will replace those than $1.5 million in grants to help ren- The Community Center, library,
bushes will really open the area up, ovate the ailing infrastructure in the Depot Museum and the museum's rail
and allow for visitors to get closer to downtown area. o car will all be-benefactors of the
the memorial," added Sutherland said. The north-south strip of road facelif but th, ,ocation of the large
"And the pavers can be sold and between Pleasant and Main streets, county 4cycfi. bins is~still to be
replaced with memorial messages to which is now called the "cultural determined. :



United Way seeks investment team i members

Continued from page 2A Heartland Medical Center in They are also shown a The meeting will last
money they will give each Sebring. practice budget, how it is about two hours.
program," Childs said. During, the meeting vol- submitted, and then mem- To join the United Way
The introductory meeting unteers will discuss ithe bers ,estdate to-review and& or for more informa-
will be held at 5:30 p.m. applications each program visit eaoh site in Apri based tjn, contact Childs at 441-
Tuesday in the conference submits and how to read and on each member's availaf' 2777 or via e-mail at sha-
rooi of Florida Hospital understand it. ity. reenlynn.childs@uwcf.org.,


www.newssun.com


Commissioners discuss how


to keep state
Continued from page 1A
makers at the annual
Highlands County legislative
delegation meeting from 9:30-
11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan.
21, at the Highlands County
Commission chambers at 600
S. Commerce Ave.
The legislature should pro-
pose a constitutional amend-
ment that keeps counties from
being forced to follow
"unfunded mandates" unless
sufficient resources are pro-
vided, Helms said.
In last year's session, the
legislature approved only par-
tial funding for fiscally con-
strained counties due to the
loss of revenues from the
approval of Amendment 1.
Helms suggested the board
ask for full funding to offset
the amendment and future
legislation to help counties
deemed "fiscally con-
strained."
The rural county classifica-
tion no longer applies to
Highlands County because it
reached a population over
100,000, and this could affect
many programs and services.
If lawmakers allowed
Highlands County to keep its
rural classification, it would
remain eligible for the Small
Counties Road Assistance
Program grants, recycling
grants from the Department of
Environmental Protection,
and other state programs.
"(Highlands County)
remains ,a rural county, and
the incentives and waivers
offered by the rural designa-
tion are needed for the coun-


money local
ty's and the region's econom-
ic success," Helms wrote.
Ways and Means Chairman
and local representative JD
Alexander said the Senate
plans to take $20 million out
of the Florida Forever envi-
ronmental land-buying pro-
gram to avoid deeper cuts to
such programs as education
and health care.
The biggest cut agreed on
by both chambers is $600 mil-
lion to education half of
the total dollar amount of the
proposed cut.
"Florida Forever is an
excellent program,"
Alexander said. "However,
we are in a budget crisis of
unprecedented proportions."
His committee considered
the Senate's budget reduction
package Thursday, with the
full Senate taking it up Friday.
After legislation passes in
the House and Senate, law-
makers will work on resolving
the differences between the
two budget-reduction pack-
ages before taking a final vote
next week.
Requests to be included on
the agenda for the delegation
meeting should be sent to
Senator Alexander's office at
2925 Kenilworth Blvd. no
later than noon on Tuesday,
Jan. 13.
All proposals for local bills
are expected to be presented
at the hearing and must be
drafted in bill form, accompa-
nied by a resolution from the
local government supporting
the proposed legislation. This
information must be submit-
ted by Jan. 13.


Girl Scouts expecting

cookie downturn


Continued from page 1A
grams and events.
Girls also earn incentives
'as they reach various levels
of sales. .
Scouts who make it to the
XTREME TEAM level of
"1,000 packages or more will
receive special recognition
and incentives including an
overnight, adventure (to be
revealed at a later date) for
girls selling more than 1,500
packages.
The cookie varieties
include Thin Mints, Samoas,


.Tagalongs, Trefoils,' Lemon
;Chalet Cremes, Sugar-Free
Chocolate Chips and Dulce
De Leche.
But alas, according to
'Becerra, the All Ab uts are
excluded this year.'
All About s'"',"hi mes
called Thanks-A-Lot, are
shortbread cookies dipped in
fudge and topped with an
embossed thank-you message
in one of five languages.
For more information, or
to place orders, cookie buy-
ers can contact Becerra at
446-0571.


Germaine says Wilson's dismissal not politically motivated


Continued from page 1A
Wilson said Wednesday.
Wilson competed against
Germaine in November, but
lost in the Clerk of the Courts
race 24,342 to 17,486.
"We making a few changes
in our office, we need to get
more audits done and we are
trying to cut costs wherever
we can," Germaine said in a
phone interview on
Wednesday.
"We have a couple of peo-
ple retiring this year, and I,
am not going to replace those
individuals," Germaine
added.
"I chose not to re-appoint
Mary. This was not political-
ly motivated at all. My peo-
ple report directly to me, and
I need to feel comfortable
with my directors. We are



Palms marks

50th year
Continued from page 2A
Meals opn Wheels and has
increased distribution by 20
percent. The meals are still
delivered by volunteers.
In 2005 The Palms expand-
ed services yet again, starting
Palms Home Care.
The Palms is in the middle
of a total renovation project.
In addition to new updates
geared toward baby boomer
retirees like a fitness cen-
ter the first floor of the
tower is being redesigned to
mimic a Main Street, com-,
plete with retail space and
support services like a beauty
salon.


trying to upgrade to a certi-
fied auditor and a CPA in
Mary's position. Our goal is
to have more audits in the
upcoming year. When we
have an audit, we often save
the county money, and our
goal is to save the county
money," Germaine said.
In his e-mail, Germaine
also stated that he was chang-


ing the overall structure of Services, but will now report of Recording.
the clerk's organization. directly to Germaine. "As you all know, the local
Included in that change Additionally, Jerome and nationally economy con-
was the fact that the depart- Kaszubowski was perma- tinues to worsen, and I
ments of Financial Reporting nently made the Senior believe we are in for some
and Accounting would be Director of Business Services trying times ahead. We must
streamlined into one depart- and Tony Qualls was promot- all be more fiscally responsi-
ment and that the Internal ed to Kaszubowski's position ble at every level. I am confi-
Audit Department will no of Chief Technology Officer. dent that the changes I have
longer report to the Senior Kaszubowski would also made to our staff and the
Director of Business serve as the interim Director reduction in size of the


Clerk's Organization will
save a significant amount of
tax dollars. This must be
done while keeping customer
service an utmost priority.
The most important task we
face each and every day is to
provide courteous, efficient
and professional service to
the citizens of Highlands
County," Germaine wrote..


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News-Sun Friday, January 9, 2009


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
* 50-plus Singles
Connection. For more infor-
mation, call Martha at 452-
1669. All senior singles wel-
comed.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 6
p.m. second Friday at the
Oaks of Avon in Avon Park.
For details, call 385-3444.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
Shrimp also is available for
same price. Open to the pub-
:lic. Tickets in the lounge on
Friday night. Lounge hours are
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
final call at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring. Post open at
noon. Happy Hour from 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. For details, call 471-
1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Breakfast


Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn@samdunn.net.
* Heartland AIDS Network
meets 9 a.m., second Friday,
Heartland Professional Plaza
Learning Center, Sebring.
* Heartland Clubs meet at
3:30 p.m. on the second
Friday of each month at
Placid Lakes Town Hall
Building, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. Call 699-6773.
* Highlands County
Democratic Party 13th
Precinct meets at 3:30 p.m.
second Friday at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd., Lake Placid. For details,
call Bill Sayles at 699-6773.
* Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
every Friday, September
through April from 7-9:30 p.m.
at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Free ball-
room dance instruction is
available at 6:30 p.m. Dance
the
night away to the music of the
Big Bands. All club dances are
open to the public. Appropriate
dress required. Admission is
$5 for members and $7 for
non-members.
Call 471-0559.
* Lake Country Cruisers has
a car show from 5-8 p.m. sec-
ond Friday at Woody's Bar-B-
Q parking lot, Lake Placid.
There is a live disc jockey and
door prizes.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge


2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
$8.50 per person. Live music
is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m.
Lodge phone number 452-
0579.
* Nalcotlqs Anonymous
New Day Group meets at 6
p.m. at First Presbyterian .:
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863),
683-0630. More information oni
other meetings and events at"
www.naflheartland.org,
* S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors
and Law Enforcement
Together) meets the second
Friday each month at 10 a.m.
in the conference room of
Florida Hospital Home Care
Services located at 4005 Sun
'n Lake Blvd. For more infor-
mation contact Grace Plants at
273-1421.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $10
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557.
Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves beef franks and


Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a
name, number and message.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 serves steak by the
ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every
fourth Friday at the post, 1224
County Road 621 East, Lake
Placid. Texas Hold 'em les-
sons, 2 p.m. For more details,
call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring, For
details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-
4 p.m. The lounge hours are
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members
and guests invited. For details,
call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9
p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Buttonwood Bay hosts
country round dance lessons
every Saturday, unless men-
tioned in this paper. Level 2
and above begin at 1 p.m. and
beginner's begin at 2:30 p.m.
in their rec center. For more
information call Vern Wright at
655-2634.


* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for-adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) has a flea
market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
country store open from 8 a.m.
to popn and pancake breakfast
served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30'
a.m, Vendors are welcome. No
setup fee is charged for the
summer months. Plenty of off
road parking. A monthly social
is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the
second Saturday at the club.
There will be dinner and music
provided for dancing.
Reservations are required by
calling 382-2200. :
* Lake Placid Art' League
has a class in Pastels/Acrylics
taught by Llewellyn Rinald
from from 9 a.m. to noon at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1
p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Narcotics Anonymous
New Day Group meets at 7
p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information on
other meetings and events at
www.naflheartland.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more


details, call 382-1821.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at
the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays pin shuffleboard at 6:30
p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave.
Call 385-2966.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 serves breakfast
from 8-11 a.m. and horse rac-
ing at 5:30 p.m. every second
and fourth Saturday at the
post, 1224 County Road 621
East, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves a meal for
$6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music
is from 6-9 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

SUNDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. Post is at 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
* Lions Club will have
country and bluegrass music
from 2-4 p.m. Sundays,
instead of at the Shriners.
Bands featured on alternate
Sundays will be Just Country
and Memory Makers. For
information, call 471-2288.


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Firewise program
cancelled
SEBRING The Firewise
program previously sched-
uled for Saturday at
Highlands Hammock State
Park has been cancelled. The
program will be rescheduled
for later in the spring.
Contact Dorothy L. Harris
at 634-7695 for additional
information.

'Good Dog' program
offered for six weeks
LAKE PLACID -
Highlands County 4-H Camp
Cloverleaf is offering "Good
Dog," a dog obedience,
behavior and manners class
to all residents of Highlands
County. This six-week
course will focus on good
manners, obedience and
behavior for dogs and pup-
pies of all ages and sizes.
The class will help pet own-
ers communicate better with
their dog and have fun doing
it. Many techniques includ-
ing positive reinforcement
are used to help motivate
owner and dog.
Commands taught include:
Sit, down, stand, stay, come,
heel/walking on loose lead
and more. Topics to be
addressed will include (but
not limited to) calm greet-
ings, jumping up, house-
training, grooming, biting
and other problem-solving
techniques.
The instructor will be
Monica Griffith, who has
30-plus years of experience
in dog training and behavior
modifications. Some of her
K9 accomplishments
include: Titling K9's in
American Kennel Club,


search and rescue K9's, nar-
cotics K9, tracking and evi-
dence dogs, K9 forensics,
therapy dogs and personal
protection/schutzhund.
Class size is limited. Call
to register at 655-9080.
Course begins at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24 for six
weeks at Highlands County
4-H Camp Cloverleaf, 126
Cloverleaf Road. The pur-
pose is to better educate the
residents of Highlands
County on responsible dog
ownership and care. Cost is
$45.

Cafe' Newsong hosts
live music, poetry
LAKE PLACID At
7:30 p.m. today, Caf6
Newsong coffee house will
have live music, poetry, fun
and free refreshments. The
coffee house is located in the
Rob Reynolds Hall, 500
Kent Ave. (next to Memorial
United Methodist Church). A
movie night for younger
children will also be held at
the kids' clubhouse.
Call 471-3838 for more
information.

Coffee and Cabaret
offered tonight
SEBRING Highlands
Art League presents Coffee
and Cabaret from 5-8 p.m.
today 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.


Community Bible Church

welcomes Winter in the Word


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Winter in
the Word, an annual spiritual
feast, begins Sunday at
Community Bible Church,
1400 County Road 17-A
North. The host pastor, Rev.
Don Seymour, extends a
warm welcome to the other
churches and all who are
interested to attend this annu-
al event.
The speaker, Dr. Doug
Carter, and his wife, Winnie,
served as missionaries to
Native Americans for more
than 16 years. In 1980, he
became president of Ohio
Christian University, where
he served nine years, helping.
prepare men and women for
Christian service.
From 1989-1996 Carter
became vice president of
World Gospel Mission, an
interdenominational mission
agency with 330 career mis-
sionaries sharing the gospel
in 28 nations. Then he joined
EQUIP (an arm of Injoy
Ministries, founded by Dr.
John Maxwell). He is an out-
standing communicator who
has ministered in more than
80 nations worldwide.
Carter represents EQUIP
in churches and conferences.


across America and teaches
in EQUIP leadership confer-
ences around the world. Most
recently he has engaged in
sessions with Christian lead-
ers in Iraq and Singapoie.
The Carters reside in
Atlanta. They are the parents
of three children, Angie, Eric
and Jason.
Carter is the author of "Big
Picture People," published by
Beacon Hill Press. This book
is a vital resource for
Christians who want to press
beyond mediocrity and rise to
excellence in their faith. His
book, "Raising More Than
Money," published by
Thomas Nelson, is a textbook
on Biblical giving, ministry
f di I dKliU d t


tunIUng, anU
nership.
The Rev. R
"Rejoice" wil
during Wintei
along with
Holbrook, the
intendent of
Central Dis
Churches o
Christian Uni
This all t
10:30 a.m.
Sundays and
days Jan. 11-1
plan to attend


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Yellow House Gallery and
Gift Shop is at 1989
Lakeview Drive on Lake
Jackson in The Village
Where Art Lives.

Sebring Elks serve
ribs and dumplings
SEBRING Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will serve a
buffet dinner from 5-7 p.m.
today. The menu includes a
choice of barbecue ribs or
chicken and dumplings $10.
Live music provided from 7-
10 p.m. by Gary and Shirley'.

Joe and Kackie
Rivers plays at VFW
AVON PARK The
Avon Park Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 9853 will
host the Ladies Auxiliary
dinner (turkey pot pie and
fixings) from 4-6 p.m. today
for $7. Music by Joe and
Kackie Rivers.
For details, call 452-9853.

Highlands Social
Dance Club
featuring The
Golden Era
SEBRING The
Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
from 7-9:30 p.m. today at
the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway.
Music will be provided by
the very popular Golden Era
Big Band.
Free ballroom dance
instruction is available at
6:30 p.m.
Dance the night away to
waltzes, cha-chas, fox-trots,
rumbas, jitterbug and other
ballroom favorites.
All club dances are open
to the public. Appropriate
dress required.
Admission is $5 for mem-
bers and $7 for non-mem-
bers.
For more information call
471-0559. 1

Road Kill game set
for Saturday
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69
will host the following
events:
Today Pizza night.
Karaoke by Naomi.
Saturday Road Kill
game at 3 p.m.
For details, call 453-5553.

Todd Allen, Fancy


Free plays
SEBRING The


Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host the fol-
lowing events:
Today Pizza "best in
town" served 5-7 p.m. Music
by Todd Allen from 6-9 p.m.
+ Saturday Pork chop
dinner served from 5-7 p.m.
for $6 donation. Music by
Fancy Free from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

Legion Auxiliary
serves breakfast
SEBRING The
American Legion Post 74
will host the following
events:
Friday Karaoke by
Double D.
Saturday Auxiliary
breakfast will be served.
For details, call 471-1448.

'50s, '60s dance set
for Elks lodge
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge will
host the following events:
Today Fish fry served
5:30-7:30 p.m. Live music
by D&L from 6-9 p.m.
Saturday Ladies '50s
and '60s dance.
For details, call 465-2661.

Bob Weed plays
tonight at lodge
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host the following
events:
Today Wings, burgers
and fish will be served at 6
p.m. Music by Bob Weed
from 6-10 p.m.
Saturday Pavilion
open. Baby-back ribs served
at 6 p.m. Music by David
Copper from 6-10 p.m.
For details, call 465-0131.

Texas Hold'em
played at VFW 3880
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 will host the fol-
lowing events:
Today Texas
Hold'em played at 1 p.m.
Steak-by-tle-ounce served
from 5:30-7 p.m. with music
by L&L Duo.
Saturday Breakfast
served from 8-11 a.m. Men's
Auxiliary bingo at. 2 p.m.
with early bird at 1:30 p.m.
Horse races at 5 p.m.
For details, call 699-5444.

Loose Change plays
at Moose lodge
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host


the following events:
Today Fried chicken
steak served from 5-7 p.m.
for $7. Music by Loose
Change from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday Meatloaf
served from 4-6 p.m. for $7.
District meeting at Arcadia.
Music by Whiskey River
Band from 7-11 p.m..
For details, call 655-3920.

Reflections hosts its
first dance of year
AVON PARK -
Reflections on Silver Lake
will host its first dance of
the new year with Frank E
from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday. Cost is $5 per per-
,son. Bring your own snacks;
ice will be provided and
soda will be available for
purchase. The public is wel-
come.

CCC alumni to meet
SEBRING Members of
the local chapter of the
national organization of
Civilian Conservation Corps
alumni will meet for a
dutch-treat luncheon/busi-
ness meeting at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Sandy's Circle
Caf6.
Agenda items include
installation of officers for
2009 and a report on CCC
Legacy, the newly formed
national alumni organization.
The meeting is open to all
former members of the CCC,
their friends and families
and anyone else interested in
this Depression-era New
Deal program.
For information, call Betty
Simpson, chapter president,
at 385-2026.

Sebring Hills
sponsors pancake
breakfast
SEBRING The Sebring
Hills pancake breakfast will
be Saturday at the club-
house, 200 Lark Ave.
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.
For information, contact
314-0028.

Country round dance
lessons offered
SEBRING Every
Saturday, unless mentioned
in this paper, Buttonwood
Bay is hosting country round
dance lessons. Level 2 and
above begin at 1 p.m. and
beginner's begin at 2:30


p.m. in their recreation cen-
ter.
For more information, call
Vern Wright at 655-2634.

'After the Holidays'
dance set
SEBRING Tanglewood
will have an After the
Holidays dance from 7-10
p.m. Saturday at the club-
house. Music will be provid-
ed by Gary and Shirley. The
cost is $3 for residents with
a name badge and $5 for all
others. The Dance
Committee will donate its
proceeds from the sale of
50/50 tickets to the
Tanglewood Cancer Fund.
Those planning to attend
should bring their own
snacks and drinks only ice
will be provided.
Tanglewood is just north
of Walmart on U.S. 27 in
Sebring. The next dance will
be Jan. 24.
Donations from
December's Feed-the-Needy
dance went a long way for
Tanglewood to give out 380
boxes of food.

Elks play Rock 'n
Roll Dance
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Elks presents
their annual '50/'60's Rock
n Roll Dance Saturday.
Oldies and goodies music
will be provided by "L&L"
and Jimmy Black. Cocktail
hour will begin at 5 p.m. and
a dinner of pulled barbecue
pork with two sides and
dessert will be served at 6
p.m.
Members and their guests
can purchase tickets at the
lodge for $10 per person.
For additional information,
call the lodge at 465-2661.

Celebrate The Palms
Golden Year.
SEBRING Enjoy com-
plimentary food prepared by
Chef Mac Gentleman during
the fun-filled Brock Party
hosted by The Palms.
Classic cars will be dis-
played to bring back memo-
ries. Antique tractors will be
there for all ages to see.
There will also be face
painting, bounce house, rock
climbing for the young gen-
eration, clowns, prizes and
much more.
The party is from 2-4 p.m.
Saturday at Oak Avenue in
beautiful downtown Sebring.
For more information, call
402-4702 or 385-6353.


OBITUARIES


Elsie Scott


Y"ingaor 'an- Elsie Mae Scott, 94, of
I Avon Park died Jan. 7, 2009.
alph Hux and w Born in Coconut Grove, she
r in the Wor had been a resident of Avon
r in the Word Park since 1934. She was a
Rev. Mike homemaker and a member of
district super- First Church of the Nazarene
f the South in Avon Park.
trict of. the Survivors include her sons,
f Christ in Andrew R., Curtis T., James
on. R., Henry L., William J.,
akes place at Noel S., David L. and Ed A.;
and 6 p.m. daughters, Myrtice George,
7 p.m. week- Carolyn Dicksons and Betty
8. Pray for and Mitchell; 34 grandchildren,
these services. 56 great-grandchildren and
19 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10-
11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at
First Church of the Nazarene
in Avon Park. A funeral serv-
ice will follow at 11 a.m. at
the church, with Pastor
Randall Rupert officiating.
S Interment will follow in
Bougainvillea Cemetery in
_. Avon Park. Memorial contri-
butions may be made the
Good Shepherd Hospice of
Highlands County, 4418 Sun
ProvidesO 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872. Arrangements are
being handled by
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral


Home, Avon Park.

Anna Tap
Anna Tap, 91, of Sebring
died Jan. 6, 2009. Born in
Gladwin, Mich., she had been
a resident of Sebring since
1987.
She is survived by her
sons, Robert and Dennis;
daughter, Shirley Bee; and 5
grandchildren.
A graveside service will be
held at noon Saturday at
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
with Rev. John Girdley offi-
ciating. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made in her
memory to Nu-Hope of
Highlands County, 6414 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, FL 33876.
Arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Helen Williams
Helen Neveda Williams,
84, of Avon Park died Jan. 6,
2009. Born in Skirum, Alab.,
she moved to Avon Park in
1964. She was a homemaker,
and of the Episcopal faith.
She is survived by her
daughter, Suzanne Wright;
sister, Saba Curren; one


.p -


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DANNY JOE WILLIS
03-22-1935 TO 07-18-1996

50th Wedding Anniversary
Until we meet again in Heaven,
all my love on our
50th Anniversary

Janet Willis


grandson.
Graveside services will be
held at 10 a.m. Friday,.Jan. 9
in Bougainvillea Cemetery
with Father James Kurtz offi-
ciating. Family and friends
will be gathering at the home
of Joe and Suzanne Wright,
1519 Lake. Lotela Drive,
from noon to 2 p.m. follow-
ing the graveside service. In
lieu of flowers the family has
requested that memorial con-
tributions be made to the
Good Shepherd Hospice of
Highlands County.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park, was in
charge of arrangements.

Sonja Woods
Sonja Woods, 52, of Lake
Placid died Jan. 3, 2009.


Born in Bartow, she was cod-
ing manager at Florida
Hospital Heartland Division.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her lov-
ing son, Jason; mother,
Euphemia Woods; and broth-
er, Kell M. Woods.
A service celebrating
Sonja's life will be held at 11
a.m. Friday, Jan. 9 at Faith
Baptist Church, Lake Placid,
with Pastor Jim Beavers cele-
brating. The family suggest
donations be made in her
memory to the American
Diabetes Association-Tampa
Office, 4902 Eisenhower
Blvd. Suite 295, Tampa, FL
33634. Arrangements
entrusted to the Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.


Helen Neveda Williams
Helen Neveda Williams, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 6,
2009 in Sebring, Florida. She was born in Skirum, Alabama on
August 15, 1924 to Bud and Imogene (Young) Rucks. She was a
Homemaker, and of the Episcopal faith, she was a member of the
Avon Park Gourmet Club, Pinecrest Country Club, Avon Park Inner
Wheel, after moving to Florida in the 1930's she and her family were
involved continuously in the Dairy Business in Central and South
Florida. She enjoyed playing Bridge and spending time with her
family and friends, a resident of the Avon Park area since 1964 com-
ing from Pompano Beach, Florida. She is survived by her daughter
Suzanne Wright (Joe) of Avon Park, Florida; grandson Charley
Wright of Avon Park, Florida; sister Saba Curren of Okeechobee,
Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years,
Charles R. Williams. Graveside services will be held Friday, January
9, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. in Bougainvillea Cemetery with Father James
Kurtz officiating. Family and Friends will be gathering at the home
of Joe and Suzanne Wright, 1519 Lake Lotela Drive, Avon Park,
Florida from 12 noon to 2:00 P.M. following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contribu-
tions be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice of Highlands County.


Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park


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News-Sun Friday, January 9, 2009*


PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


-Jan. 7, 2009

On this day, Highlands County public
safety officials also ran calls for 2 missing
juvenile, 33 traffic stops, 5 child abuse (2
adult abuse), 3 juvenile trouble, 6 domes-
tic disputes (1 battery, 2 disturbance-DV,
8 domestic injunctions), 18 alarms and 6
fire alarms.
23:58, Lakeview Dr., Burglary delayed.
23:45, Lincoln Rd., Trespassing.
23:43, U.S. 27 N.-Shell Station USA
Grocery, Suspicious person.
23:06, S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Warrant service.
23:04, Fara St., Animal complaint.
22:34, Lake Ridge Dr., Suspicious
vehicle.
22:31, U.S. 27 S., Suspicious person.
22:27, N. Melrose Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
21:46, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.-X2
(Cemetery Rd.), Assist agency.
21:34, W. Garrett Rd.-Beachfront Club,
Property found.
21:31, Salmon Dr., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
21:29, A Miracle Ave., Disturbance.
21:27, Waldron Ave., Disabled vehicle.
21:22, Mira, Disturbance.
21:11, Gould Ave., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
21:04, Garrett Rd.-Squally's, Shooting
,in area.
21:02, N. Arrowhead Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
20:47, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
20:46, U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food Mart,
Theft gas drive off.
20:34, Avon Blvd., Reckless driver.
20:30, Nasturtium Ave., Follow-up.
20:18, Gould Ave., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
20:08, Jonquil Ave., Suspicious per-
son.
19:59, Whatley Blvd., Warrant service.
19:47, Andretti Rd., Follow-up.
19:39, U.S. 27 N.-Blue Lagoon Saloon,
Drunk person.
19:36, Deanna Dr., Highway obstruc-
tion.
19:28, Main St.-CVS, Assist public-
ATC.
19:20, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Property found.
19:14, Vicki Dr., Reckless driver.
19:12, Orange Blossom Ave., Accident
without injury.
19:08, Sabal Palm Dr., Trespassing.
19:01, Moss Rd., Disturbance.
18:58, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid Police
Department, Assist public-ATC.
18:36, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Reckless driver.
18:14, Aston-Martin Dr., Warrant serv-
ice.
18:11, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Follow-up..
18:10, Pine Glen Rd., Animal com-
plaint.
18:09, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Assist public-ATC.
17:57, C.R. 64, Animal complaint.
17:50, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.



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

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Wednesday, Jan. 7:
Felipe Aguilar Aguillon, 25, of Avon
Park, was charged on a DeSoto County
warrant for no valid driver license.
-* Casey Tyrome Brown, 19, of
. Tallahassee, was charged with proba-
.tion violation, felony warrant for
'attempted fraudulent use of credit card.
*+ Charles Paul Card, 49, of Franklin,
Pa., was charged with probation viola-
tion, misdemeanor warrant for posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia; and warrant
- for possession of cannabis.
Margarito Modesto Cruz, 38, of
,Sebring, awaiting trial for driving while
[license suspended for more than four
months.
Ricky Allen James, 46, of Avon Park,
Awaiting trial for resisting officer,
-.obstruction without violence; and
,domestic violence or battery, felony bat-
.tery by strangulation.
Duaine Andrew Knisely, 30, of Port
uSt. Lucie, awaiting trial, warrant, failure
uto appear for three counts of resisting
1or obstructing officer without violence;
-warrant, failure to appear for no valid
driver license; and warrant, failure to
, appear for petit theft.
i* Altus Jermar Lee, 20, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial, warrant, pre-trial release
for domestic violence or battery, condi-
tional release violation.
_* Enrique Ernesto Lopez, 24, of Lake
SPlacid, Immigration detainer for munic-
ipal ordinance violation.
Eric Allen Lorernz, 35, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for possession of marijua-
na, not more than 20 grams; driving
with expired license for more than three
months; and possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use.
Maria Carmen Martinez, 24, of
Sebring, was recommitted for larceny
or petit, first offense.


* Anthony David Andrew Marty, 26, of
Englewood, awaiting trial for contempt
of court, child support.
* Antonio Soto Perez, 19," of Lake
Placid, Immigration detainer for munic-
ipal ordinance violation.
* William Sweet Phillips, 35, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or aggravated battery, offender
knew/should have known victim preg-
nant.
* Richard Charles Proverb, 23, of Fort
Pierce, was charged with probation vio-
lation, felony warrant for grand theft.
* Thomas Jacob Reichersamer, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant for rob-
bery, no firearm or weapon.
+ Anderson Edward Ridenour, 19, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession of


17:42, E. Main St.-Jacaranda Hotel,
Theft delayed.
17:33, Sebring Square-Winn Dixie,
Follow-up.
17:29, Golden Rd., Disturbance.
17:27, U.S. 27 S.-Raintree Antiques,
Follow-up.
17:26, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Property
lost.
17:24, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring High
School, Special detail.
17:19, S.R. 70-Highlands County
unknown, Assist agency.
17:09, Wolf Lake Rd., Reckless driver.
17:04, Loquat Rd., Suspicious inci--
dent.
16:47, Whatley Blvd., Warrant service.
16:45, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
16:44, Citroen Dr., Burglary delayed.
16:43, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
16:42, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Assist agency.
16:41, Sebring Square-Winn Dixie,
Theft delayed.
16:28, Granada Blvd., Stolen vehicle
delayed.
16:20, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
16:16, W. Bell St., Harassment.
16:08, S. Verona Ave., Warrant serv-
ice.
15:57, W. Pleasant St., Fire.
15:54, Tulane Dr., Burglary delayed.
15:47, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Transport.
15:30, Nadena Dr., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:18, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Recommitted from court.
15:17, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service. .
14:52, Manatee Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
14:44, Oak Ave., Follow-up.
14:29, S. Fairview Terrace-Ridgedale
Apts., Harassment delayed.
14:22, Orange St., Assist public-ATC.
14:14, U.S. 27 S.-Budget Inn, Assist
public-ATC.
14:12, E. Main St.-Chamber of
Commerce Avon Park, Follow-up.
14:00, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
13:59, Thurston Ave,, Suspicious inci-
dent.
13:56, C.R. 621, Suspicious incident.
13:54, E. Main St.-Avon Park City Hall,
Assist public-ATC.
13:41, Martin Luther King Terrace
Apts., Sexual offender.
13:38, Green Acre Way, Sexual offend-
er.
13:30, Sebring Square-Winn Dixie,
Accident without injury.
13:27, Assembly Point Dr., Accident
with unknown injury.
13:23, Bayview St., Burglary delayed.
13:20, Sparta Rd., Highway obstruc-
tion.
13:12, W. Main St.-Big T Tire Man,
Accident without injury.
13:06, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake Placid


Elementary, Suspicious vehicle.
13:03, N. S.R. 17-Windsong Apts.,
Suspicious incident.
13:00, Highlands Ave., Accident with-
out injury.
12:58, Highlands Ave., accident w/out
injuries.
12:49, W. Lake Dr., harassment
delayed.
12:35, Tarpon Dr., assist public-ATC.
12:29, US 27 N-Walmart Discount
Cities Sebring, theft delayed.
12:22, Catfish Creek Road-X2 (PLacid
Lakes Blvd.), animal complaint.
12:21, Thunderbird Rd.-Grace Bible
Church, escort.
12:21, Hawthorne Dr., follow up.
12:15, Farm Rd., sexual offender.
12:11, US 27, suspicious vehicle.
11:59, US 27 N-Driver License Office,
suspicious person.
11:53, S. Orange St.-Jail, warrant
service.
11:47, US 27 N-China Wok, accident
w/out injuries.
11:33, Circle St., suspicious person.
11:29, S. Tomoka Blvd.,-Lake Placid
Health Care, theft delayed.
11:26, Buttercup Ln., assist w/VIN
check.
11:23, US 27 S-HD Supply Inc., suspi-
cious incident.
11:22, US 27, highway obstruction.
11:13, Sunkist Ave., suspicious inci-
dent.
11:04, US 27 S-Williams Pawn, distur-
bance verbal.
11:01, Pollard PI., civil dispute.
10:55, Nigeria Rd.-Sudan Interior
Mission, escort.
10:46, S. Orange St.-Jail, warrant
service.
10:44, US 27, suspicious incident.
10:39, Lockman Blvd., sexual offend-
,er.
10:35, US 27-Beef O'Brady's, suspi-
cious incident.
10:34, US 27 N-Bill Jarrett Ford, assist
wNVIN check.
10:29, Wallace Dr:, sexual offender.
10:20, N. Melrose Dr., assist agency.
10:09, SR 17 N., sexual offender.
10:01, SR 17 N-Sebring Resort MHP,
sexual offender.
9:58, T bbs Ranch Rd., theft delayed.
9:54, Orange St.-Jail, warrant service.
9:52, US 27 N-Oaks at Avon, warrant
service.
9:51, Denise Ave., warrange service.
9:41, S Lotela Ave., sexual offender.
9:30, E. Riveria St., sexual offender.
9:30, Sebring Pkwy, accident w/out
injuries.
9:26, Arbuckle Creek Rd., suspicious
incident.
9:21, US 27 S-Amscot Financial, sus-
picious incident.
9:16, US 27 N, sexual offender.
9:11, Vision St., suspicious incident.
8:52, US 27 S-Sweetbay Grocery, sus-
picious vehicle.
8:08, Lawrence Ave., suspicious inci-
dent.
8:02, Lakeview Dr., sexual offender.
8:00, Broadland Ln., burglary delayed.
7:54, Jackson Dr., sexual offender.,
7:49, Bayview St., sexual offender.


7:33, Harlando Ave., assist noise ordi-
nance.
7:29, Lake Josephine Dr., assist noise
ordinance.
7:20, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, property-found.
7:10, Carver Dr., sexual offender.
7:03, E.O. Douglas Ave.-X2 (Virginia
St.), sexual offender.
6:55, S. Sun 'n Lake Blvd.-Jahna
Concrete, shooting.
6:52, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, assist agency.
6:48, Wightman Ave., sexual offender.
6:40, Wightman Ave., sexual offender.
6:19, Orange Blossom Blvd. S., sexual
offender.
6:12, Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring High
School, suspicious vehicle.
5:35, Palazzo St., burglary delayed.
4:45, Cleveland Rd., suspicious inci-
dent.
3:15, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, transport:
3:01, Lake June Rd.-Lake Bishop Park,
suspicious vehicle.
2:54, Sandy Ln., follow up.
2:02, Divot Rd., suspicious incident.
1:08, Carolla Dr., suspicious incident.
1:06, Harlando Ave., burglary delayed.
00:51, E. Main St.-Avon Park High
School, follow-up.
00:40, Sun 'n Lake Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, follow up.
00:03, Sebring Square-Shooters Bar
and Grill, suspicious person.

Jan. 6

On this day, Highlands County public
safety officials also ran calls for 2 missing
juvenile, 17 traffic stops, 4 child abuse (1
adult abuse), 3 domestic disputes (1 bat-
tery, 1 assault, 2 domestic injun tions), 3
attempted suicides, ard 6 alarms.
23:58, Durango Ave., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
23:50, Steiner Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
23:39, Roseland Ave.-L&M Store,
Suspicious incident.
23:18, N. Melrose Dr., Suspicious
vehicle.
22:44, E. Main St., Suspicious vehicle.
22:39, Poga Lane, Suspicious inci-
dent.
22:25, N. Lake Ave.-Avon Park Police
Department, Suspicious incident.
22:21, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Assist public-ATC.
21:59, Woodbury AVe., Civil process.
21:56, Lake Lotela Dr., Dead person.
21:55, U.S.' 27 N.-Quality Inn,
Suspicious incident.
21:38, Midway Dr.-Sebring Race
Track, Reckless driver.
21:37, Wightman Ave., Civil process.
21:32, Wightman Ave., Civil dispute.
21:24, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Accident-hit and run.
21:14, E. Main St.-Donaldson Park,
Suspicious person.
21:04, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Suspicious incident.
.21:02, Martin Luther King Jr.-Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
20:51, E. Main St.Jacaranda Hotel,
Suspicious vehicle.,


20:47, Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie Brown
Park, Suspicious vehicle.
20:24, Cemetery Rd.-Jim's Auto
Salvage, Assist noise ordinance.
20:21, Highlands Blvd.-Lupita
Grocery, Suspicious incident.
20:20, Glen Mar Circle, Shooting in
area. .
20:18, Lake Lillian Dr., Civil dispute.
20:14, U.S. 27, Animal complaint.
20:12, Sunset Dr., Harassment
delayed.
19:44, Mundell Ave., Follow-up.
19:39, U.S. 27 S.-Sonny's Barbecue,
Suspicious incident.
19:34, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
19:34, No address, Transport.
19:20, Sherman Terrace, Transport.
19:17, Lime Rd. N.W., Trespassing
delayed.
.18:53, E. Main St.-Avon Park High
School, Special detail.
18:44, W. Sandy Lane, Assist public-
ATC.
18:38, Louis St., Follow-up.
18:29, U.S. 27 S.-Captain D's Seafood,
Accident without injury.
18:23, E. Green St., Shooting in area.
18:14, Lakewood Rd., Reckless driver.
18:01, N. Prospect Ave,, Suspicious
incident.
17:50, N. Wendy's-Lake Placid Police
Department, Theft delayed.
17:49, W. Interlake Blvd.-Church of the
Nazarene, Suspicious person.
17:47, S. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Civil dispute.
17:45, S. Fairview Terrace, Suspicious
incident.
17:44, Lawrence Ave., Prostitution.
17:41, Kerry Dr., Follow-up.
17:29, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake Placid
High School, Special detail.
17:20, Sage Crest Dr., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
17:08, Elson Ave., Civil dispute.
17:06, Hedge Ave., Animal complaint.
17:06, Valerie Blvd., Assist public-
ATC.
16:49, Astoria Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Burglary delayed.
16:49, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Warrant service.
16:48, Harlando Ave., Harassment.
16:41, U.S. 27 S.-Wachovia Bank,
Suspicious incident.
16:37, U.S. 27 S.-Coker Fuel, Verbal
disturbance.
16:31, Elson Ave., Verbal disturbance.
16:31, U.S. 27 S.-Coker Fuel,
Suspicious incident.
16:28, Oak Ave., Reckless driver.
16:24, U.S. 27-X2 (Washingtonia
Ave.), Accident without injury.
16:21, Howey Rd., Shooting in area.
16:16, Lake Hill Dr., Follow-up,.
15:56, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Suspicious incident.
15:54, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
15:53, Kennedy Dr., Assist public-ATC.
15:28, E. Lake Denton Rd.-Lake
Denton Camp, Suspicious incident.
15:09, Brunns Rd., Property found.
15:05, Duffer Rd., Suspicious incident.
15:05, U.S. 27 S.-Publix, Felony,


fraud/embezzlement.
14:55, Pinedale Terrace, Harassment.
14:44, Whispering Pines Dr., Lost or
stolen tag.
14:43, U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food Mart,
Theft gas drive off.
14:40, U.S. 27-BP Station, Suspicious
incident.
14:39, Pine Air Circle-Lakeside Village
Mobile Home Park, Suspicious vehicle.
14:37, Royalton Rd., Theft delayed.
14:33, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
14:30, Persimmon Ave.-Heartland
Christian School, Civil dispute.
14:18, E. Main St.-Avon Park City
Water Dept., Assist public-ATC.
14:08, Gale St., Shooting.
13:56, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport..
13:32, Memorial Dr., Assist agency.
13:31, Farm Rd., Felony, fraud/embez-
zlement.
13:27, Main St., Suspicious person.
13:22, Elliott Rd., Trespassing. ,
13:18, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.-Heartland
Home Health, Criminal mischief/vandal-
ism.
13:07, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Assist agency.
13:06, Henscratch Rd., Fire.
13:05, S. Hart Ave., Accident with
unknown injury.
13:00, Melon Lane, Burglary delayed.
12:54, Jasmine Ct., Suspicious inci-
dent.
12:53, Atterberry Dr., Follow-up.
12:45, Marlin Dr., Mentally ill.
12:44, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
12:25, Interlake Blvd., Accident-hit and
run.
12:11, U.S. 27 N.-Probation and
Parole Office, Assist agency.
12:03, Lakeview Dr., Accident-hit and
run.
11:49, S. Orange Blossom Blvd.,
Accident without .injury.
11:49, Paradise Dr., Burglary delayed.
11:42, Beartooth Pass-Tanglewood,
Harassment,
11:40, Henscratch Rd., Fire brush.
11:39, Amy Ave.-ER Florida Hospital
Heartland, Suspicious incident.
11:36, Durmon Ave., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
11:17, U.S. 27 N.-Belk's, Accident
without injury.
11:11, Green Acre Way, Fire brush.
10:58, S. Camphor Loop, Dead per-
son.
10:56, Anoka Ave., Accident with
unknown injury.
10:50, Arbuckle Creek Rd., Disabled
vehicle.
-10:46, Atterberry Dr., Follow-up.
10:29, Dew Dr., Warrant service.
10:27, Jaguar Dr., Suspicious incident.
10:25, Lakeview Dr., Animal com-
plaint.
10:20, Arbuckle Creek Rd.-,X2 (Martin
Luther King Blvd.), Obstruction on high-
way.
10:15, Lemon Ave.-Safekill Pest
Control, Suspicious incident.
10:12, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Recommitted from court.
10:09, Eva St., Animal complaint.


marijuana, over 20 grams; and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and/or use.
4 Blanca Sevilla, 40, of Bradenton,
awaiting trial for battery, felony battery
by strangulation; larceny, petit, first
offense; and false identification given to
law enforcement officer.
John Brandon Waldron, 19, of Avon
Park, was recommitted for disorderly
intoxication.

The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on
Tuesday, Jan. 6:
Jim Alan Bass, 41, of Sebring, await-
ing trial, motion to transport prisoner
for status conference, municipal ordi-
nance violation.
Ricky Coldie Chavis, 52, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for two counts of
withholding support, non-support of
children or spouse.
Tina Louise Chmelik, 44, of Avon
Park, was recommitted for larceny or
grand theft.
Nicholas Paul Dename, 38, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for failing to reg-
ister motor vehicle.
Jessica Marie Denman, 22, of
* Sebring, was recommitted for posses-'
sion of methamphetamine.
Rayfiond Charles Eldridge, 57, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, felony warrant,
failure to appear for purchase of
cocaine, two counts; and warrant failure
to appear for using or possessing drug
paraphernalia.
Jessica Ann Fail, 26, of Avon Park;
was registered as a criminal for posses-
sion of methamphetamine; and posses-
sion of counterfeit license plate.
Francisco Moreno Garcia, 21, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or battery, touch or strike.
David Hernandez Guzman, 29, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for contribut-
ing to the delinquency or dependency of
a minor.
Michael Stephen Jacobs, 31, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence, or simple assault, with intent
threat to do violence.
Brandon David McManus, 19, of
Sebring, was charged with probation
violation, misdemeanor warrant for
possession of drug paraphernalia; and
warrant for possession of cannabis.
Kenneth Ray Richardson, 29, of
Frostproof, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
first offense.
Richard Delpha Sauve, 50, of
Sebring, was charged on a Broward
County warrant for selling, manufactur-
ing or delivering marijuana, three
counts.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1553
DAVID L. MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
BRENDA RODRIGUEZ
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION'
TO: BrendaRodriguez
30 Fairview Terrace
Avon Park, FL 33825


or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right, title or
Interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-


1050 Legal
bed as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
Lot 18, LAKE ANOKA MOBILE ESTATES, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 10, Page(s) 2, of the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
January 21st, 2009, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on December 16th, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
December 19, 26, 2008; January 2, 9, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1554
DAVID L. MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
JOSE RIVERA MONTANEZ, LOURDEZ
RIVERA, and STATE OF FLORIDA,
Department of Revenue, et al
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Jose Rivera Montanez
1419 Wray Street
Avon Park, FL 33825
Lourdes Rivera, a/k/a Lori Rivera
1419 Wray Street
Avon Park, FL 33825
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-
bed as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
The South 1/2 of Lot 4; AND the East 20 feet
of the South 1/2 of Lot 5; AND the West 100
feet of the South 85 feet of Lot 5, Block 9,
TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section 22, Town-
ship 33 South, Range 28 East, according to
the map Or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page(s) 58, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida,
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any.to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
January 21st, 2009, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the .seal of said
Court on December 16th, 2008.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
December 19, 26, 2008; January 2, 9, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1199-GCS
JOSE E. GONZALEZ and NITZA GREEN
GONZALEZ, husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
ALFRED CHARLES GEORGE, if alive, and if
deceased, his unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, judgment creditors, 'and
all other parties claiming by, through, under
or against him, and all unknown natural
persons, if alive, and, if deceased, or not
known to be dead or alive, their several and
respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and judgment creditors, or other
parties claiming by, through, or under those
unknown natural persons,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALFRED CHARLES GEORGE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title
on the following property In Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 1751, Lot 1752, and Lot 1753, of
AVON PARK LAKES Unit No. 5, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 92, of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and, if alive, If alive,
and, if deceased, your unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, judgment creditors, and
all other parties claiming by, through, under,
or against you, and all unknown natural per-
sons, if alive, and, if deceased, or not known
to be dead or alive, their several and respec-
tive unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, and judgment creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, or under those unknown
natural persons, and
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to Calvin B. Brown,\
Esquire, of CollIns, Brown, Caldwell, Barkett &
Garavaglia, Chartered, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address Is 756 Beachland Boulevard,
Veio Beach, Florida 32963, on or before Feb-
ruary 2nd, 2009, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on the
Platiniff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint
or the Petition.
Dated on December 12th, 2008.
LE. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
December 19, 26, 2008; January 2,9,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
S HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-554
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CAROLINE M. TILLIETS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CARO-
LINE M. TILLIETS, deceased, whose date of
death was November 22, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is


590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice Is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-


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TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION, OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 2,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Patricia Mathiasen
3454 Sparta Circle
Sebring, FL 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M. Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLESI, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
January 2, 9, 2009
PUBLIC NOTICE
Heartland Workforce is amending its 2007-09
Workforce Services Plan for DeSoto, Hardee,
and Highlands counties to provide for the di-
rect operation and delivery of certain services.
The Plan will be available for review on
1/12/09 at www.heartland-workforce.org
Please direct any comments on the'proposed
change to pkozic@heartland-workforce.org,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-540
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PETER T. HICKERSON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Peter T.
Hickerson, deceased, whose date of death
was November 20, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is January 2, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Is/ Mayr Malool
124 Thurman Avenue
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Susan T. Rhodes
Florida Bar No. 321151
370 E. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: 863-465-2899
January 2, 9, 2009

Highlands
1055 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from theHighlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published In the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.

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new roof, large fenced yard, screened lania .
$129k (863)385-0650

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


100 Homes for Sale
4 0 Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
NOW FOR Sale.REDUCED BY 65K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$214,900. 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.
HOMES BY GEORGE- New Build!
3/2/2 energy efficient "green" home nestled
in natural FL setting; Completion Jan. 2009
104 Captiva Court, Island Parkway Estates,
Placid Lakes (863) 464-0836 or
www.earthfriendlvhomes.net
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
4 17 Laakefront Property
4 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 0 863-452-2536.

5000
Mobile Homes

050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
14 X 70,3/2 full baths, eat in kitchen, large liv-
ing rm, large fla rm, with shop on back. New
vinyl siding, AC unit, new washer/dryer, rub-
ber roof- carport, low lot rent. Call 863-382-
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5050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
40 FOOT 1993 5th Wheel. Furnished.
Washer/dryer. Shed. Lots of storage. Fully
skirted. Good condition. Lake Josephine RV
Park, Lot 7. $12,000. Call 863-655-0859
AVON PARK Villa Del Sol. 55+ park, behind
Winn-Dixie. 1218W. Bohland. 1 BR/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.
SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping,.banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call for more info.
or to see units. No pets please.
Call (863)385-7034
5150 Mobile Homes
5' o JFor 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. 1 BR/1 BA, 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 /iCG.,$900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311
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61 00 Villas & Condos
06I00 For Rent
SEBRING TOWN HOUSE/VILLA
Corner Unit 2200 SQ FT, 2BR, 2BA,
203, Den. $1000/no. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247

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

*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $575 & $765
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
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.
HERON'S LANDING
1 herons landing lane
lake placid FL. 33852
Accepting Applications
Affordable Income Based Units
Great Location: Located next to Post Office
Elderly age 62 & over,
Handicapped or Disabled
with or without children
Garden Apartments: 1BR $446 $573
2BR $525 $686
863-699- 2899 or T.D.D. 800-955-8771.




Office Hours: Monday-Friday
9:am-2:pm
UFDA is a Equal Opportunity Provider
Employer and lender
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 NC
32ft florida rm. Everything 1st class.
Remarkable view of lake. No smoking.
Call 863-699-0045.
SEB- 3BR/1BA, washer & dryer.
1437 Stenewahee Ave. New paint, new
carpet. $850/mo., 1st, last & sec.
Call 954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883.


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



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6750 Commercial Rental
Lorida 800 to 7380sf. Zoned B-3. Has
loading ramp & dock. Move-in special.
Lease or buy. Property avail, as needed.
Call for details:
954-290-0205 or 954-316-188

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 oriental lamp, very unique Sampan
(oriental) ship TV lamp. Beautiful! $75 OBO.
Call 863-471-1546 anytime.


Boat & trailer for sale. Decent body, needs gas
tanks. Has engine w/boat. $200 OBO, call
863-304-2931.
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
Dining table, 4 chairs, wooden. $150.
Rocking chair, wooden, in box. $90.
Call 863-314-0537.


FIREWOOD SPLIT, SEASONED, HARD-
WOOD, $5 A BUNDLE OR $100 FACE CORD.
DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 863-465-1161


Freezer chest, white, Whirpool. $250.
Microwave; Whirlpool, white, 1200 watts. $60
Call 863-314-0537.
GPS Averatec Voya 320. $100.
Call 863-314-0537.
HARLEY DAVIDSON sundowner seat and sis-
sy bar- fits touring models, like new, two
months old $400.00 (863)453-0020


Honda scooter, excellent cond, 126cc. $500
Call 863-214-1965.


Mirror 20 1/2" X 47", older type, good cond.
$30 OBO. Call 863-873-3801.
Nebulizer made by Mastercare w/alternating
pressure pad and pump system. Brand new in
box w/complete instructions. $60 OBO. Call.
863-471-1546 anytime. I
Recliner-chair padded, cocoa w/swivel leg.
$120. Call 863-314-0537.
.SAMSUNG Color TV-used. 20" $25
Call 863-655-6392.
Scale, professional, $75.
Post lamps (2) exterior, new. $60
Car seat, dark color brown/black, $20.
Call 863-873-3801.

WANT NEW FURNITURE?
Need to sell
the old furniture first?
Call News-Sun classifieds,
385-6155.
Then shop till you drop!


Tea cart, rattan wood on caster rollers w/2
i glass shelves. $30. Call 863-382-6006.
Upright vac Dirt Devil w/turbo nozzel
attachment. $30. Call 863-402-2285.
Vacuum Kenmore Whispertone, good cond.
$30. Call 863-873-3801.



Avon Park-Multi-Family Sale. 2081
W. Avon Blvd. Fri-Sat-Sun.
Jan. 9th, 10th & 11th.
8AM-3PM.


LP- 305 S. Magnolia Ave., 2 blocks
behind Golden Corral. Fri-Sat., Jan. 9th
& 10th.8AM-2PM. Clothes, furniture,
jon boat, 2 boat motors, tools, toys
+ misc. items.


Seb- 2937 John L. St.
(Hammock Mobile Estates)
Fri & Sat
Jan. 9th & 10th.
Lots of misc. items.
Seb- 4716 Manatee Dr. Sat., Jan. 10th.
8AM-1 PM. Futon, winter clothes,
childrens items, household items,
hand & power tools, art books &
materials + much more!!
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.


752Pets & Supplies
1 YEAR OLD Siberian- Husky free to good
home, shots, neutered.
863-465-1362, 441-1096.
Lost medium size female, Australian
Shepherd, black/white/tan. Lost around Avon
Blvd. on Jan. 3rd. Call 863-414-6226.

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.


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7520 Pets & Supplies
Layla, 9-10 wk old longhair orange/white
tabby cat is looking for a loving home. Has up
to date medical records. Bed, litterbox and
toys. Loves to be held & loved. Please call if
you think you are a good match
863-232-7918.
YORKIE PUPPY for sale. One female,
small size, Vet certified, AKC,
parents on premises, $600.
Call 863-465-6936.
75f6 Medical Supplies
7 56 & Equipment
Mobility Rally 3-wheel electric
Scooter, new. $850 OB0.
Call 863-382-4757.

8000
Recreation


9000
Transportation


9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, Mc or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.
Yamaha 250cc motorcycle. 7K miles.
New battery. Excellent condition & runs
great! $1200 OBO. Will consider trade.
Call 863-368-0183.

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

2002 CHEVY avalanche Z- 71. 4x4
Like new, must see, 140k highway
miles, 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.
Call 863-382-1719.


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Would you like to be part of a dynamic sales and marketing team? Our
busy classified telephone sales and reader services department is looking
for a few good people with strong customer-service orientation and good
communication and sales skills.

The qualifications for this position include:
Self-confidence and a positive attitude.
Communication and phone skills.
Time-Management and organization skills.
Sales skills.
Persistence and the ability to handle rejection.
Initiative.
Customer-service orientation
Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Creativity.
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Management experience helpful.

Sound like you? Send us your resume. Depending on position we can
offer you either a good starting salary or hourly wage plus commission, a
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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Johnequa Perry finds herself surrounded by Lady Highlanders in Avon Parks narrow
defeat at the hands of 17-1 Lake Wales Tuesday night.


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK The Avon
Park Lady Devils basketball
team dropped the ball on
Tuesday 50-45 to Lake Wales
allowing them to pick-up
their 17th win for the season.
"I am not happy -right
now," said Avon Park's head
coach Paulette Daley after
the game.
"We were hitting our free
throws, but we made a lot of
mental errors. We made bad
pass decisions, we threw the
ball away; and we were miss-
ing our lay-ups," Daley said.
The Lady Devils struggled
to keep up with the faster
-Lake Wales team until the
third period of the game.
Avon Park, who was lag-
ging behind, finally switched
to a man-to-man defense
right after the half, which
kept Lake Wales off balance,
and picked-up 22 points for
the ladies in red over the next
eight minutes.
The Devils were able to tie
the game with just three min-
utes left before the, fourth


quarter, but could not hold
the lead because of focus
issues.
"We came out man-to-man,
and we played a good game,
Beonca (Godfrey) had to step
it up because we lost Bre
(Brearnna Tate) in the first
half to an ankle injury, but we
lost it in the fourth with
cross-court passes and mental
mistakes," said Daley.
Tate injured her ankle late
in the first period of the very
physical game, ahd that took
out Avon Park's, leading
rebounder and a key scorer.
"It was a really physical
game," said a bruised
Godfrey.
"They came in 16rl and
had some good momentum. I
thought we had them in the
third, but we started making
simple mistakes. We tried to
play our game, but we just
could not control the ball in
the fourth quarter," Godfrey
added.
Daija Barrett took top seat
in field goals for the Devils,
picking up 10 points, and she
was followed by insider


Johnequa Perry who scored
eight.
"We have some tough
games coming up, but I think
we can do well if we keep our
heads together and focus,"
said Daley.
The Lady Devils face at
home on tonight at 7 p.m.


Markida Hawthorne fires a
pass over this Lake Wales
defender in the Lady Devils
near upset Tuesday.


Hill heads heated race



at Harder Hall Invite


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Nanette Hill tees off Thursday in hopes of maintaining her
one-shot lead after firing a two-under par 70 in the opening
round of the 54th Annual Harder Hall Women's Invitational
Tournament.


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By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING The good
early weather on
Wednesday, not to mention
the immense talent taking to
the, golf, course, helped in
bringing in some imipressi ve
scores through the first
round of the ,54th Annual
Harder Hall Women's
Invitational.
The rain that then rolled:
in during the early after-
noon pretty much assured
those early scores would
stay atop the leaderboard.
Nanette Hill, of. Pelham
Manor, NY and a senior at
Wake Forest, paced the field
with a 2-under-par 70, post-
ing 35s on both the front
and back nine.
"I drove and-putted well,"
she said. "It was playing
windy and the greens are
small so you have to pace
yourself. I was mainly using
my control clubs off the tees
and didn't hit any really bad
shots, but I got up and down
when I had to."
But hot on her heels at
this early stage of the com-
petition were an eager quar-
tet just one shot back at 71.
This foursome consisted of
Candace Schepperle of


1News-Sun pnoto oy vbAID nurtENt,
Harder Hall champion in 1996, Wendi Patterson is back
in contention in 2008 as Wendi Golden after a first-day
71 had her tied for second.


Birmingham, AL and a junior
at Auburn, Amelia Lewis of
Jacksonville, Jessica Korda
of Bradenton and Wendi
Golden, also of Bradenton.
Tournament Director
Carole Semple-Thompson's


prediction of a 14-year old'
surprising this field of many
top NCAA golfers by shoot-
ing a breakout score wasn't
too far off, as Lewis, 17,
and Korda, 15, came in with

Continued on page 3B


on "Sports


Courtesy photo
Avon Park High School co-head wrestling coach, Ed Brown, and two Red Devil
wrestlers, James Bland and Kemosi Hatten, were featured guests on Ed Lynch's "Sports
Talk" show Saturday;, Jan. 3. Invited special guests for Saturday, Jan. 10, are former
Sebring basketball player Robert O'Hearn and former Blue Streak football stand-out
LaVar Scott, who played four years for the Miami Hurricanes. The "Sports Talk" show
airs Saturdays immediately following the "Noon News" on WWTK 730-AM.


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

COaching

crazminess.

You know the sayingtt
comes up every so0' often
when a coach gets fire'dl
"It's not really his'fault'i'b)
you can't fire the player. s
Aside from the fac~
you can, there ~re a,
where the dismissal seerns
deserved and warranted.
Not that The Ohio State
football coach, Jim Tress'l,
needs to fear for his job any-
time soon.,
After all, he went to two
,straight BCS championship
games and was most recently
very close to beating a much
heralded Texas squad in the
Fiesta Bowl.
Then again, the Buckeyes
clocks were cleaned in both
the championship games, so
much so that there was gen-
eral wonderment as to
whether they actually
deserved to have even been
in them at all.
And in the most recent
loss, I am of the sincerest
mind that they could have,
should have and would have
topped the Longhorns if they
had been coached right dur-
ing the final drive.
Oh, perhaps it was his
defensive coordinator's ini-
tial choice to make, but we
know where the final deci-
sion stands.
During the Texas drive in
the final less-than-two-min-
utes, even the television ana-
lyst was shocked that the
Ohio State defense was play-
ing so aggressively, suggest-
ing that they probably
shouldn't be rushing so
many men and leaving a few
more in the defensive back-
field.
The only thing that loses
the game for the Buckeyes is
a touchdown, and yet they
seemed to be daring Texas to
take a chance to burn them
deep which is what they
did.


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News-Sun Friday, January 9, 2009


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 8 .784 -
New Jersey 18 18.500101/2
Philadelphia 15 20 .429 13
Toronto 15 21 .41713.1/2
New York 13 20.394 14
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 28 8 .778 -
Atlanta 22 12 .647 5
Miami 18 16.529 9
Charlotte 13 23 .361 15
Washington 7 27 .206 20
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 28 6 .824 -
Detroit 21 12 .63661/2
Milwaukee 17 20.45912 1/2
Chicago 15 20 .42913 1/2
Indiana 13 22 .37115 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 23 11 .676 -
New Orleans 21 11 .656 1
Dallas 21 13 .618 2
Houston 22 15 .5952 1/2
Memphis 11 25 .306 13
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 25 12 .676 -
Portland 21 14 .600 3
Utah 21 15.5833 1/2
Minnesota 10 25 .286 14
Oklahoma City 5 31 .13919 1/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 28 6 .824 -
Phoenix 19 13 .594 8
Golden State 10 27 .27019 1/2
L.A. Clippers 8 26 .235 20
Sacramento 8 28 .222 21
Wednesday's Games
Orlando 106, Atlanta 102
Toronto 99, Washington 93
Cleveland 111, Charlotte 81
New Jersey 100, Memphis 89
Houston 89, Boston 85
Philadelphia 110, Milwaukee 105
Minnesota 129, Oklahoma City 87
Denver 108, Miami 97
Indiana 113, Phoenix 110
Utah 116, New Orleans 90
Portland 84, Detroit 83
L.A. Lakers 114, Golden State 106
Thursday's Games
New York at Dallas, late
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, late
Friday's Games
Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Memphis at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Boston at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
S Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Washington at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Denver, 9 p.m.
Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.
Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
N.Y. Rangers 24 15 3 51115115
Philadelphia 21 10 9 51 133122
NewJersey 23 13 3 49119101
Pittsburgh 20 17 4 44124125
N.Y. Islanders 1225 4 28107149
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 29 7 4 62143 89
SMontreal 23 10 6 52121103
Buffalo 20 15 5 45117113
Toronto 16 18 6 38121 142
Ottawa 13 19 6 32 89 111
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 27 11 3 57135117
Carolina 21 15 5 47108118
Florida 18 16 6 42108113
TampaBay 11 18 10 32 95 121
Atlanta 13 23 5 31116149
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 27 7 5 59144111


Chicago 22 8 7 51138 96
Columbus 18 18 4 40104112
Nashville 17 19 3 37 94 114
St. Louis 15 21 3 33112 132
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 24 12 4 52125119
Vancouver 22 15 5 49121110
Minnesota 20 16 3 43 97 87
Colorado 20 19 1 41106116
Edmonton 19 17 3 41 110118
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 29 5 5 63135 95
Anaheim 21 15 5 47 116 113
Phoenix 19 17 5 43102118


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV


12 pm._
12 p.m.
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
6 p.m.
8 p.m.


9:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
6 p.m.


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SATURDAY
Tennessee at Georgia... . 38
Louisville at Villanova ............. ESPN
Kansas at Michigan State ............. CBS
Vanderbilt at Kentucky ................ 38
Duke at Florida State ............... ESPN
Missouri at Nebraska .............. ESPN2
Mississippi at Florida................ SUN
Mississippi State at Arkansas.......... SUN


GOLF
FRIDAY
European PGA Joburg Open ........ GOLF
PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship .. GOLF
PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship .. GOLF
SATURDAY


9:30 a.m. European PGA Joburg Open ........ GOLF
1:30 p.m. PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship .. GOLF
6 p.m. PGA Mercedes-Benz Championship .. GOLF


NFL
SATURDAY
4:30 p.m. AFC Baltimore at Tennessee ......... CBS
8:15 p.m. NFC Arizona at Carolina ............ FOX


NBA
FRIDAY
8 p.m. Boston at Cleveland .............. ESPN
10:30 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix ................... ESPN
SATURDAY
8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Chicago............ WGN


NHL
FRIDAY
10p.m. Tampa Bay at Anaheim .............. SUN
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Dallas 17 16 5 39111 129
Los Angeles 16 17 6 38 98 106
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Wednesday's Games
Montreal 6, N.Y. Rangers 3
Vancouver 4, Edmonton 2
Thursday's Games
Ottawa at Boston, late
Atlanta at New Jersey, late
Minnesota at Philadelphia, late
Dallas at Detroit, late
Toronto at Montreal, late
Carolina at Florida, late
Pittsburgh at Nashville, late
Chicago at Colorado, late
Tampa Bay at Phoenix, late
N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, late
Anaheim at Los Angeles, late
Friday's Games
Columbus at Washington, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 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
Melneke Bowl
West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30
Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State 4-2, Wisconsin 13
Emerald Bowl
California 24, Miami 17
SUNDAY. DEC. 28
Independence Bowl
Louisiana Tech 17, Northern Illinois 10
MONDAY. DEC. 29
PapaJohns.com Bowl
Rutgers 29, North Carolina State 23
Alamo Bowl
Missouri 30, Northwestern 23, OT
TUESDAY. DEC. 30
Humanitarian Bowl
Maryland 42, Nevada 35
Holiday Bowl
Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31
Texas Bowl
Rice 38, Western Michigan'14
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 31
Armed Forces Bowl
Houston 34, Air Force 28
Sun Bowl
Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0
Music City Bowl
Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14
Insight Bowl
Kansas 42, Minnesota 21
Chick-fil-A Bowl
LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3
THURSDAY. JAN. 1
Outback Bowl
Iowa 31, South Carolina 10
Capital One Bowl
Georgia 24, Michigan State 12
Gator Bowl
Nebraska 26, Clemson 21
Rose Bowl
Southern Cal 38, Penn State 24
Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7
FRIDAY. JAN. 2


Cotton Bowl
Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 34
Liberty Bowl
Kentucky 25, East Carolina 19
Sugar Bowl
Utah 31, Alabama 17
SATURDAY, JAN. 3
International Bowl
Connecticut 38, Buffalo 20
MONDAY. JAN. 5
Fiesta Bowl
Texas 24, Ohio State 21
TUESDAY, JAN. 6
GMAC Bowl
Tulsa 45, Ball State 13
THURSDAY. JAN. 8
BCS National Championship
Florida vs. Oklahoma, late
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
BOSTON RED SOX-Named Tom
Tippett director, baseball information
services; Dean Decillis and Steve Peck
professional scouts; Tim Hyers area
scout for Georgia, and Fernando
Tamayo assistant, international scout-
ing.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to
terms with C Vance Wilson on a minor
league contract.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Agreed to
terms with 1B-DH Jason Giambi on a
one-year contract. Designated INF Joe
Dillon for assignment.
National League
CINCINNATI REDS-Agreed to terms
with INF-OF Jerry Hairston Jr. on a one-
year contract.
FLORIDA MARLINS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Logan Kensing on a one-year
contract.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-Agreed to
terms with RHP Yorman Bazardo, OF
Jason Ellison, INF Marcus Giles, C Paul
Hoover and RHP Gary Majewski on
minor league contracts.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS-Waived F
Jawad Williams.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-Waived F
Darius Miles. Acquired G Shaun
Livingston and cash considerations
from Miami for a 2012 conditional sec-
ond-round draft pick.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS-Released
G-F Hassan Adams.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER-Acquired
G Chucky Atkins and a conditional 2009
first-round draft pick from Denver for C
Johan Petro and a 2009 second-round
draft pick.
TORONTO RAPTORS-Traded G-F
Hassan Adams to the Los Angeles
Clippers for cash considerations and a
future second-round draft pick.
Women's National Basketball
Association
SEATTLE STORM-Re-signed G
Tanisha Wright.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Fired defen-
sive coordinator Gary Gibbs.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-Named Tom
Rathman running backs coach..
Canadian Football League
MONTREAL ALOUETTES-Signed OT
Josh Bourke to a two-year contract and
WR Jamel Richardson to a three-year
contract.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


FRIDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Clewiston, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof, 7 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Wesley Chapel, 3
p.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 6/7:30
Avon Park p.m.


Lake Placid








Sebring


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.


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
MONDAY: Boys'Soccer vs. Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


L.P. Golf for Graduation
LAKE PLACID A benefit golf tour-
nament will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at
Placid Lakes Country Clue to raise funds
for Lake Placid High School's Project.
Graduation.
The four-person scramble tees off at 1
p.m., after registration and lunch from
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and a free
Callaway Golf Product Demo from 9
a.m.-Noon.
Entry fees are $55 per golfer or $200
per team, with .cash prizes being given
for 1st, 7th, 14th and last place finishers.
There will also be door prizes as well
as a hole in one prize.
Price includes 18 holes, cart, lunch,
prizes, soft drinks and bottled water.
To register, or for more information,
contact Barbara Shrewsbury at 441-0605.

Sebring Choir Run/Walk
SEBRING The Sebring Varsit Choir
is planning a return trip to the famed
Cardegie Hall in New York City, and are
holding a fund-raising 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, Jan. 31 at Highlands Hammock
State Park.
The event takes off at 8 a.m., with rib-
bons awarded to the top three finishers in
eight age categories.
Entry fees are $20 for pre-registered
(by Jan. 24) runners/walkers, $25 for
race-day registration and $15 for students
18 and under.
T-Shirts will be given to all who pre-
register.
For more information, call Heather
McIntyre at 385-5036.

Highlands Half-Marathon
SEBRING The Inaugural Highlands
Hammock Half Marathon & 5K
Run/Walk will be held on Saturday,
January 24, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. at the park.
'The 13.1 mile Half Marathon will feature
awards to Overall, Master, Grand Master
entrants as well as the top three in age
groups. All finishers in the Half
Marathon and the 5K event will recieve
finisher medals.
Specially designed dri-fit shirts will go
to Half Marathon entrants and regular
tees to 5K runners. The Half Marathon
event will benefit the state park and is a
Central Florida Striders Running Club
event.
There will be no race day registration
for the Half Marathon, but 5K runners
may register that day.
Entry for the Half Marathon is $40 fee
thru January 23. Entry fees for the 5K
Run/Walk will be $15 thru January 9,
2009 and January 10-Race Day $20.
Entry forms may be obtained by email-
ing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net
or calling him at 385-4736. Entry infor-
mation: including name, age, tee shirt
size, and event entered may be mailed to
Chet Brojek at 3310 Par Road, Sebring,
FL 33872. Checks should be made
payable to Central Florida Striders.

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.

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
anl 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Teams are flighted by handicap.
The $75.00 entry fee includes round of
golf, continental breakfast, plenty of cold
beverages and snacks on the course, buf-
fet lunch and awards following play.
Register'by Jan. 16 and receive a free
round of practice golf for your team.
(Good for weekend play only).
The event is open to all 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. 10
and 17 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at Max
Long Field, and Jan. 14 at 6-8 p.m. at
Max Long Field.
Registration is also being accepted at
Custom Prints, 2805 Alt 27 S., Sebring
(behind Publix). Registration forms can
also be downloaded from sebringbase-
ball.com and mailed to Post Office Box
1178, Sebring, FL 33871.
Cost of registration is $75 per player.
For families with two players the cost is
$65 for the second player. Families with
more than three players the cost is $55
for each additional player after the sec-
ond player.
All registrations must be received by 5
p.m. on Jan. 20, 2009.
For more information, call Israel
Gomez at 471-2007


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Lake June West Golf Club
A mixed scramble was played on
Thursday, January 1.
Winning first place was the team of
Ron Hesson, Ken and Norma Colyer,
Don Russell, Vera Jones and Betty
Billau with 50; second place, Ted
Carteaux, Pete and Mary McNamee,
John and Shelley Byron, Don and Beth
Schuenke with 51; and third place, Ron
and Sylvia -West, Joe and Joyce
Swartz, Ott and Maxine Wegner with
52.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ken
Rowen, 10-feet; and No. 4, Ken
Rowen, 8-feet-5-inches.
The men's association played a
Men's Best Ball event on Wednesday,
December 31.
Winning first place was the team of
Ron West, John Huggett, Charles
Allen, John Riley and Bill Brouhle with
38. Tying for second/third places were
the teams of Ted Carteaux, Orville
Huffman, Chuck Elam, Don Bradley
and Irv Smink; Frank Gallagher,
Charles Goins, Bill Fowler, Larry
Dorobiala and Fred Neer with 41 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Orville
Huffman, 2-feet-3-inches; No. 4, Frank
Gallagher, 10-feet-3-inches; and No. 8,
Claude Cash, 2-feet-11-jnches. ,
The ladies association played a
Women's League event on Monday,
December 29.
Winning first place was the team of
Mary McNamee, Betty Billau, Gloria
Huggett and Pat Asmus with 32; sec-
ond place, Joyce Swartz, Verna
Knishka and Elaine Orr with 35; and
third place, Norma Colyer, Kay
Kalusniak, Laurie Lorig and Vera Jones
with 37.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Gloria
Huggett, 1-foot-3-inches; No. 4, Elaine
Orr, 3-feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Laurie.
Lorig, 3-feet-4-inches.

Pinecrest
On Wednesday, January 7, the
men's association played team and
irfdividual pro am points.
Tying for first/second places were
the teams of Gene Blevins, Larry
Holzworth, Bill Ringo and Bob Fullin;
Bill Williamson, Bill Baker, Carl
Sachetti and Vern Gates with plus-6
each.
Individual winners were: A division -
First place, Kyle Hinkle with plus-3;
and second place, Bob Luttrell with
plus-1. B division First place, Joe
Hyzny with plus-6; and second place,
Bill Baker with plus-4. C division First
place, Bill Ringo with plus-4. D division
- First place, Don McCombs with plus-
7; and second place, J.W. McCamic
with plus-5.
On Wednesday, December 31, the
men's association played tearrr and
individual pro am points.
Winning first place was the team of
Jim Barnhart, Ed Truax, Keith
Strickland and Gordon Outmann with
plus-10; and second place, Tom
Rockola, Jim Elliott and Larry
Holzworth with plus-6.
Individual winners were: A division -


First place, Tom
Rockola with plus-7;
and second place, Joe
Martini with plus-2. B
division First place,.
Deron Geoque with
plus-2; tying for sec-
ond/third/fourth/fifth
places were J. Elliott,
G. Mitchell, J. Litalien
and B. Topel with plus-
1 each. C division -
First place, Bill Ringo
with plus-4; tying for
second/third/fourth
places were A.
Adelman, M. Cagle and
K. Strickland with plus-
3. D division First
place, Gordon
Outmann with plus-5;
and second place, Don
McCombs with plus-3.


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The men's associa-
tion played a One Best
Ball plus All Net
Birdies,- two-man
teams tournament on
Wednesday, December
31.
The winners were: First place, Don
George and David Moiles with minus-
24; second place, Bruce Miseno and
Wayne Wood with minus-21; and third
place', Russ Isaacs and Jim McQuigg
with minus-18.
Closest to the pin: No. 11, Al
Verhage, 14-feet-8-inches.
The ladies.association played a One
Best Front plus all Four Scores, Back
event on Tuesday, December 29.
Winning first place was the team of
Bobbie Miller, Becky George, Emily
Bootier and Barb Lockwood with 170;
and second place, Rose Hunter, Betty
Grogg, Karen Wallin and Marnie
Rosettis with 177.

River Greens
The men's association played a
Men's Day Flight Tourney on Saturday,
January 3.
The winners were: White A Flight -
First place, Jim Anderson with 64; sec-
ond place, Butch Smith with 65; and
third place, J.R. Messier with 66.
White B Flight First place, Leo
Persails with 65; tying for second/third
places were Bob Stevens and Bob Wolf
with 69 each. Gold A Flight First
place, Warren Herendeen with 65; sec-
ond place, Gil Heier with 66; and third
place, Terry Dray with 67. Gold B Flight
- First place, Jay Procarione with 60;
second place, Dick Long with 64; and
third place, Bill Mountford with 68.
Gold C Flight First place, Lefty St.
Pierre with 65; and second place,
Wayne Carlin with 68. Tying for
third/fourth places were John
D'Amanda and Peter March with' 69
each. Gold D Flight Tying for first/sec-
ond places were Elton Cate and Ray
Knauf with 64 each. Third place, Jerry
Wallace with 67.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, Dave Kelly,


6-feet; No. 5, Peter l
inch; No. 12, Cliff St
inches; and No. 17, Jim
feet-10-inches.
The morning scram
Friday, January 2.
Winning first place
John and Laura Smutn
and Bob Streeter with
place, Dave and Anne
Knoblauch with 55.
The Friday afternoon
played January 2.
Winninn first nlace


am tournament on
Wednesday, December
31.
Winning first place
was the team of Ray
Knauf, Harold Kline,
Jerry Wallace and Dick
Long with plus-19;
second place, Johnny
Wehunt, Bill Mountford
and Vince Boever with
plus-11; and third
place, Elton Cate, Jim
Material Wright, Russ Rudd and
I Material Harold Lee with plus-
10 1/2.
Individual winners
Contn were: A Flight (27-
over): Tying for

ial News Providers" first/second ussRuddland
John Smutnick with
plus-5 each.. B Flight
S. (23-26): Tying for
. first/second/third
places were Jim
S -- Wright, Dick Long and
Clark Austin with plus-
5 each. C Flight (17-
22): First place, Harold
larch, 2-feet-1- Kline with plus-8; and
eele, 11-feet-6- second place, Lefty St. Pierre with
n Anderson, 10- plus-5 1/2.
The Morrison Group played a game
ble was played on Tuesday, December 30.
Winning first place was the team of
was the team of Bill Mountford, Wayne Carlin, Dick
iick, Jack Sayre Lynch and Paul Johnson with minus-
53; and second 30; second place, Lefty St. Pierre, Ken
Kelly and Dave Koon, Paul McCormac and Ken
Brunswick (draw) with minus-27; and
n scramble was third place, Ray Knauf, Terry Dray, Jim
Cercy and Ken Brunswick with minus-
waes the team nf 25.


Don Sisemore, Jim Sisemore, Dale
Sisemore, David Sisemore, Donnie
Sisemore and Laura Sisemore with 20-
under. Tying for second/third places
were the teams of Dennis Dunn,
Rhonda Westdale, Phil Kozak, Judy
Wooten,,Bob Mitchell and Bev Rudd;
Emilo Moro, Aurel Mack, Bobbi Moro,
Dr. Seralde, Paul and Kay Conkle, and
Betty Wallace with 15-under each.
The ladies association played a pro
am tournament on Thursday, January
1.
Winning first place was the team of
Laura Smutnick, Betty Wallace,
Patricia Gower and Nancy Long with
plus-9 1/2; and second place, Betty
LeBlanc, Frances Neil and Fran Smith
with plus-4 1/2.
Individual winners were: First place,
Betty LeBlanc with plus-6 1/2; and sec-
ond place, Betty Wallace with plus-4.
The Morrison Group played a game
on Thursday, January 1.
Winning first place was the team of
Kenneth Brunswick, Donald
McDonald, Jim Cercy and John
Smutnick with minus-27. Tying for
second/third places were the teams of
Frank Conroy, Peter March, Butch
Smith and Ed Mosser; Ray Delsasso,
Jerry Wallace, Bill Mountford and Bob
Biever with minus-22 each.
The men's association played a pro


The Limited Member game was
played on Monday, December 29.
Winning first place was the team of
Ed and Judy Ward, Nancy and Irwin
MacDonald.
Individual winners were: First place,
Irwin MacDonald with plus-3. Tying for
second/third places were Bea Sherman
and Ed Ward with plus-1 1/2.
The Morrison Group played a game
on Monday, December 29.
Winning first place was the team of
Ray Knauf, Kenny Brunswick, Wayne
Carlin and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-
*33; second place, Vince Boever, Tim
Thomas, Romy Febre and Dick Lynch
with minus-32; and third place, Leo
Persails, Russ Rudd and Gordon
Clauws with minus-29.
The Casa event was played on
Monday, December 29.
Winning first place was the team of
Harold Lee, Jay Procarione, Jim Hauk
and Lowell Hartsell with 117; and sec-
ond place, Dale Duncan, Bill Tscfiida,
Cecil Lemons and Bob Streeter with
118.

Sun 'N Lake
The Ladies Golf Association played a
One Best Ball A & D, One Best Ball B &
C event Wednesday, December 31.
Taking first place with a score of 118
was the team of Peg Bille, Pat Steele,


Elaine Partinio and Nancy Monroe.
Coming in with a 120, for second
place, were Marilyn Stafford, Diane
Reid, Bonnie Brown and Josette
Devore, while Joyce Foster, Joan
Benson, Donna Grubius and Kay
Robertson teamed up for a 124 and
third place.

SpringLake
On Tuesday, December 30, the
Men's Golf Association played two
man teams in a combo of best ball on
the front nine and alternate shots on
the back, in two flights.
First place in A flight was won by the
team of Bill Lawens and Dave
Ferguson with a total net score of 60.
They were followed by: the second
place team of Wayne Nelson and
Richard Estep at 61; the third place
team of Joe Austin and Don Ray at 63;
and the fourth place team of Dwight
Demitz and Charles McWilliams at 65.
In B flight, the team of Joe Smith
and Dorwin Van Gundy shot 64 to win
first place in a tie breaker with the team
of Gale Monda and Charles Keniston,
in second place.
The team of Jay Payne and Bill
Rentel finished third at 65.
Closest to the pin on Panther No. 2
were: Jay Payne at 8 feet 5 inches; and
Brick Maclaren at 22 feet 10 inches.

Sebring Municipal
Last Monday the Mezza played indi-
vidual pro-am points at the Sebring
golf club. Winners are: A group, first
place Jim Gulick plus 3,second
place Mike Winchester and Murray
Campbell tied at plus 1.
B group first place Pat Dell plus 4,
second place Jim Barnhart plus 3.
C group first place Joe Hyzny plus 5,
second place Clyde Ressler at even.
D group first place Jack Perrih plus
4, second place Bob Ahl plus 2.
E group first place Larry HolzWarth
plus 5, second place Tony Frances plus
.1.
F group first place Doug Haire plus
8, second place Gene Walkup plus 5.
G group first place Rudy Pribble
plus 4,second place Terry Yandle and
Paul Skidmore tied at plus 3.
H group first place Jean Terrell plus
4, second place Frank Branca at even.
I group first place Pete Mezza plus
9, second place Dee Thomas plus 5.
Next Monday tfie Mezza group will
play at Sebring Municipal golf course.
This will be a shotgun start begin-
ning at 7:45 a.m. Arrive early to regis-
ter. For more information, call Pete at
414-2110.


Race looks to heat up with sunny skies


Continued from 1B
A tenth grader at
Bradenton Prep, Korda
fought through a 37 on the
front nine, but scored an
eagle on the par-5 17th hole
to secure a 34 on the back to
get her card into the red.
"It was an interesting
round," she said. "It was
tough in the beginning with
the wind, but it was a ton of
fun."
The grouping also saw a
flash to the past as 1996
Harder Hall winner Golden
(then Wendi Patterson)
pushed her way into con-
tention with her strong round.
The top of the leaderboard
didn't see much of a dropoff
after this first five, with three
more ladies coming in with
even-par 72s Christy Carter
of Tulsa, OK and senior at
Oral Roberts, Cindy
LaCrosse of Tampa and sen-
ior at Louisville, and
Whitney Neuhauser of
Barboursville, VA and a jun-
ior Lady Cavalier at Virginia.


Daniela Lendl, daughter of
tennis legend Ivan, of
Bradenton shot a 73 to be
within reach of the leaders,
and Lauren Doughtie of
Suffolk, VA and senior at
N.C. State, and Isabelle
Lendl, Bradenton, were just
one more shot back at 74.
But as Korda said after her
round, "it feels good, but it's
only the first day."
Which is certainly the
case, as though Thursday
started off with quite brisk
temperatures, the .forecast
over the next few' days calls
for sunny skies and tepid
conditions, which likely spell
great scoring conditions.
And with this field, the
next few days could see a lot
of movement and shuffling
on the leaderboard.
"You just have to play your
shots one at a time and don't
overplay," Hill said. "I just
have to be patient and do
what I've been doing."
Good strategy. We'll just
have to see how it plays out.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Christy Carter chips this one onto the 17th green, and into
the 17th hole, for a birdie that helped her to an opening-
round, even-par 72, just two shots off the lead.


Call the News-Sun


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Three in a row means no


free pass for Tressel


Continued from 1B
Well, it wasn't THAT deep
a pass, but it went deep into
the-heart of the Ohio faithful
as, with a scant few men in
coverage, it took just one
missed tackle to spring Quan
Cosby, after a pass over the
middle from Colt McCoy,
for the game-winning touch-
down.
In general, I don't like the
prevent defense, as even
with only the shorter routes
likely to work, relatively big
chunks of yardage are
gained.
But, perhaps I've seen it
too much with bad Bears
teams of my youth who gave
up huge chunks of yardage
while in the prevent until it
was then just a matter of the


opponent being close enough
to ram it into the end zone.
Again, the only thing that
keeps Ohio State from win-
ning is a touchdown.
A handful of underneath
passes that are quickly tack-
led by the multitude of
defenders in the defensive
backfield may have gotten
them into field goal range -
in which case, they win.
I guess I'm just surprised
that so much attention is
being paid to Boston
College, former, head coach
Jeff Jagodzinski's interview
with the New York Jets that
brought about the threat and
follow-through of his firing.
So many are ready to get
rid of Wade Phillips for not
getting an underachieving


team to actually achieve.
Then again, that's a
coaches job.
To make the best of his
situation, to maximize the
potential of what is given
him and to get his team into
the best position to win.
To me, the final Texas
drive of the Fiesta Bowl -
added to the recent national
embarrassment's for Ohio
State have been missed.
Just as Tressel missed
what could have, should
have and would have won
the game.

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


Seminole Tire rallies for win over Schooni


Special to the News-Sun
The Lake Placid Senior
Softball league saw the
Seminole Tire team come
from behind with two outs in
the last inning for a 13-12
victory over the Schoonis
Family Restaurant -team in
league play on Wednesday,
Jan. 7.
The winning effort was led
by 74-year old shortstop Tom
Walsh, a Marine Corp veter-
an and a retired Cicero, IL
police officer with 31 years
of service.
Not only did he make the
defensive plays in the field,
but he also had three timely,
well-placed hits to help his
team come from six runs


down in the last two innings.
Teammates Gary Van, Ed
Engler and Glenn Minnich
also added three hits each for
the winners.
The Schooni offense was
led by Don Cunningham with
three hits and Haward
Carney, Paul Stephenson,
Darrell Richards, Dick.
Heinbeck and Bob. Sheets
with two hits each.
Play on the, other field saw
the Lake Placid, Marine team
easily defeat Michelle Yates
Insurance by a score of 22-
12.
Their high scoring effort
was led by Moe Pier with
five hits, Kyle Saunders with
four hits, including a home


run, Duke Hensley with four
hits and Tom Gaiownik and
Larry Lne with three hits
each.
Yates' offense saw
Manager Rocky Soccarras
and Jim Kahn producing four
hits each and Dusty Hensley
with three hits.
The results of league play
to date shows a well balanced
and competitive league with
Lake Placid Marine, Yates
Insurance, snd Seminole Tire
wiith records of 1-1 and
Central Security at 1-0 and
Schoonis at 0-1.
All games are at the Lake
June ball fields and league
play will continue through
the end of March.


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MANY VISITORS CASHING IN AT THE ROADSHOW THIS WEEK

Clean out those attics, basements and lock boxes and get ready to cash in C INITHTE_:OEROI _


s ihtui! Clean out your
attics, closets and lock box,
the Roadshow is coming to
town. Roadshow experts are in
town all this week purchasing
antiques and collectibles.
While the Roadshow will
accept anything that's old,
they are focusing on gold and
silver, also coins made before
1965, military items, musical
instruments, pocket and wrist
watches. Modem jewelry with


diamonds and other precious
stones are also being accepted.
One person that attended
the Roadshow brought in an
1864 Civil War sword and
a coin collection and left 45
minutes later $10,000 richer.
Another was not as lucky
but seemed happy with the
$355.00 they received for
broken gold jewelry. "I think
this is a great idea" said one
lady that sold her old class


ring and some broken gold
chains. "The stuff was just
lying in a dresser drawer for
years." She received $248.42
for her efforts. Jeff Parsons,
the president of the Treasure
Hunters Roadshow explained
what the show is all about.
It's a chance for anyone to
sell their stuff and get what
it's really worth he said. It
seems everyone has items
they have wondered about
or want to sell but really
don't know where to go said
Parsons. He said the show has
been in over 600 cities since
2001. When asked what the
most memorable experience
was he had a quick answer. ,
"Without a doubt it was a
show in Pennsylvania when
an elderly gentleman asked if
we could send someone with


him to visit an old toy store
he had closed down 50 years
ago. It was like walking back
in time" Parsons said "the
store's 50 year old inventory
was still on the shelves the
store was a treasure trove of
collectible toys. I have never
seen anything like it. It was
simply unbelievable!"
It seems the store was closed
due to World War II. "I had
to go serve my country." the
owner told Parsons. Serve he
did for the next 35 years. The
collection of vintage toys still
in their original boxes sold for
more than $650,000. All this
week Roadshow experts will
be accepting various types
of antiques and collectibles.
The event is free and no
appointment is necessary.


The Roadshow continues through this week

January 13.14.15. 16,17


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"It's a modem day
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Parsons. Gold is now
trading at 30 year highs,
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'bringing your items to
the Treasure Hunters
Roadshow. All types of
gold are wanted, including
gold coins, Krugerrands,
Maple Leafs, and other
gold bars, etc. All gold
jewelry, including broken
jewelry is accepted.
Anything gold is wanted.
All silver items,
including silver coins,
bars and American Eagles
are accepted. Sterling
silver items like flatware,
tea sets, etc. are welcome.


The Roadshow
represents
many of the
world's top
numismatic
coin collectors
We have been
directly involved in
millions of dollars
worth of rare cash
and coin sales over
the past 15 years.
Our private collectors
are seeking all types of
rare coins and currency.


We have the resources
available to pay you
top prices for all.types
of rare coins or entire
collections. We can
arrange a private discreet
meeting with you at
your bank or in one
of our private suites.
Whether you are ready
to sell your life long
collection or you are
settling an estate we are
at your service. We are
professional, honest and
discreet.


is your family
attic filled
with old and
forgotten
memoriesP
Many dolls created
before approximately
1964 are considered
antique and
have value with
our collectors
association. Most
pre-1964 bisque, china,


papier mdchd, wood, and
wax dolls are considered
desirable by collectors.
If your doll has original
clothing, wigs, shoes
and undergarments, that
increases its value.
-Many toy cars,
robots, Tonka and trains
made before 1964 are
wanted by International
Collectors Association
members as well.


Jeff Parsons examines coins brought to the
roadshow. The owner was offered over $2,500
for the collection and decided to sell.


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Alliance Church of
Sebring
SEBRING Sunday morn-
ing will be a concert of
Christian music and drama
presented by the Toccoa Falls
College ministry team
Testify. This concert will be a
blend of drama and music of
varying styles and will also
highlight the journey of sev-
eral former Toccoa Falls
graduates to their place on a
foreign mission field.
Toccoa Falls is nestled on
the edge of the famous
Piedmont Plain and the
foothills of the Smoky
Mountains in northeastern
Georgia.

Avon Park
Church of Christ
AVON PARK "Getting
Out of Space One!"
(Ephesians 1:18-19) will be
the message Sunday. Larry
Roberts is the minister.
Sunday, Feb. 1, is Friends'
Day at Avon Park Church of
Christ. Bob Barker will be
the guest speaker.
Avon Park Church of
Christ is at 200 S. Forest
Ave. Call 453-4692.

Avon Park Church
of the Nazarene
AVON PARK Pastor
Randy Rupert of Avon Park
Church of the Nazarene will
preach on "Lessons From the
Loaves and the Fishes," this
Sunday morniing. The text
will be Mark 6: 31-44.
In the evening service he
will again speak from Mark
on "Good Looking or
Looking Good ... Which Are
You?" using Mark 7: 1-23 for
a text.
The church is at 707 W.
Main St. Call 452-5165.

Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church
AVON PARK The pas-
tor's message Sunday will be
"The 10 Commandments."
The Spanish Ministry
meets on Sunday for Bible
study and worship service
and Wednesday for Bible
study. Call the Rev. Abiden
Hernandez at 873-3617.

Bethany Baptist
Church
AVON PARK Associate
Pastor Ben Kurz will preach
in the morning service on
Sunday. At 6 p.m. the
Collegiate Chorale from
Warner University will be at
Bethany to share God's love
in music, testimony and
God's Word.
Ladies Winter Bible Study
is on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Teacher is Maribeth Smith.
Books cost $10.

Christ Lutheran
Church
AVON PARK Pastor
Scott McLean will preach a
sermon entitled "The Trust
Test Part 1."
The church is at 1320
County Road 64, east of the
Avon Park High School. Call
471-2663 or visit christ
lutheranavonpark.org.

Christian Science
Church
SEBRING The lesson
sermon on Sunday morning is
titled "Sacrament." The
keynote is from Psalms
100:1, 2 "Make a joyful
noise unto the Lord, all ye
lands. Serve the Lord with
gladness."
The church is at 146 N.
Franklin St.

Christian Training
Church
SEBRING The Rev.


Courtesy photo
Testify, a ministry team from Toccoa Falls College, will per-
form Sunday morning at Alliance Church of Sebring.


from Acts at both morning
services.
4M (Monthly Mercy'.
Ministry Morning) will be
held from 8 a.m. to noon
Saturday. If you need a help-
ing hand around your home
or know of someone who is
in need, contact the Deacons
at 385-3234.
On Monday, a Beth Moore
Bible Study will begin for the
ladies from 6-8 p.m. The
study title will be "The
Patriarchs." The Ladies'
Wednesday morning and
evening Bible study on
Genesis will resume on Jan.
14 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The next Men's Fellowship
Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday. The Ladies' Book
Club is scheduled for 6:30
p.m. Tuesday. The Women's
Retreat will take place at
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
The church's Web site is
www.cpcsebring.org.

Eastside Christian
Church
LAKE PLACID The
Warner Southern Gospel
Choir will present a special
concert during Sunday morn-
ing's worship service.
At 5 p.m. Thursday during
the Ladies Craft Night, mem-
bers will be hand stenciling
homemade cards. The cards
will be used to bless someone
at Lake Placid Care Center.
Sunday, Jan. 18 the Grace
Harmony Trio will be in con-
cert beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Randy Whitehead will
be guest preaching during the
morning worship service.
Later that evening he will
join Grace Harmony as they
present their special 2009
"Journey for Jesus" concert.
This is a free event for all
ages.
Thursday, Jan. 29 the
Lunch Bunch will resume for
all those interested. This
month the group will meet at
Red Lobster in Sebring at
11:30 a.m. Car pooling is
available. Meet in the
Eastside parking lot at 11
a.m.
Sunday, the pastor will not
preach as members enjoy the
gospel music presentation by
the Warner Southern
Collegiate Chorale.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev. Jim
Langdoc will deliver the
Sunday morning sermon,
"Sacrament Marking
Identity," with Scripture from
Acts 19:1-7 and Mark 1:4-11.
The church is 1.7 miles
west of U.S. 27 on County
Road 634 (Hammock Road).
Call 471-7999 or visit
sebringemmanuelucc.com.

Faith Lutheran
Church
SEBRING Pastor Gary
Kindle's sermon title for this
Sunday is entitled "A Good


Steward" based on Mark 1:4-
11.
An open prayer time is
offered Tuesdays, followed
by pastor's adult Bible study
on the book of John.
The Lord's Supper is
offered the first, third and
fifth Sunday of each month.

Faith Missionary
Baptist Church
SEBRING Sadly, the
missionary family expected.
this week had to cancel, so
Sunday will be: "Family
Day."
The congregation contin-
ues to learn American Sign
Language to the chorus "He's
Able." This week's lesson is
"He Set the Captives Free."

First Baptist Church
of Placid Lakes
LAKE PLACID On
Sunday Pastor Darryl George
will preach on "Serving God
in Christ-Likeness!"
The church is at the corner
of Washington and Kemper
avenues in Placid Lakes. For
more information, call 465-
5126 from 8 a.m. to noon
Monday through Thursday or
e-mail the church at placid-
lakes@hotmail.com.

First Christian
Church
AVON PARK "For I
know the plans I.have for
you," declares the Lord,
"plans .to prosper you and not
to harm you, plans to give
you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11.
Sunday night there will not
be services; but in the com-
ing weeks the church will
have these concerts: Jan. 18-
at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The
Good Twins; Jan. 25 at 6
p.m. Skook Wright will be in
concert.
The adult Bible study class
will begin a study on the
book of Revelations, taught
by Les Hardin, on
Wednesday.
Upcoming on Jan. 31, the
ladies will have their annual
"Ladies Birthday Party" at
1:30 p.m. If interested in
planning this event contact
Pat Kincer, or come to the
meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.
First- Christian Church of
Avon Park's motto is "Jesus
First at First Christian
Church!" The church is at
1016 W. Camphor (behind
the Wachovia Bank). Call
453-5334 or e-mail firstchris-
tianap@embarqmail.com.
The Web site is
www.firstchristianap.com.

First Christian
Church (Disciples of
'Christ)
SEBRING At the Lord's
Table this Sunday morning
will be Dick and Sharron
Campbell. Communion will
be served by Todd and Robin
Martin, Jayne Weldy and


Linda M. Downing will bring
the message titled "The
Handwriting On The Wall"
this week at the Sunday
morning service. The
Wednesday night Bible study
will continue in the book of
Romans.


Covenant
Presbyterian Church
SEBRING The pastor
will resume his sermon series
4


Courtesy. photo
Warner University's Collegiate Chorale willperform at 6
p.m. Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church.


Peggy Cousins. Greeting the
congregation will be Betty
Harcourt. The pastor's mes-
sage will be "Draw Near to
God" from James 4:3-12.

First Presbyterian
Church A. R. P.
AVON PARK A youth
group has been formed and
will be led by Dave and Rene
Blackman. All middle and
high school age students are
asked to meet Saturday at
Kegel Bowling Lanes from 7-
9 p.m. at a cost of $10.50.
On Sunday, Pastor Bob
Johnson's sermonis entitled
"Who's.Slave?" based on
Romans 6:15-23.
The choir's introit will be
"Jesus, Stand Among Us"
and the anthem will be
"Hymn of Promise."
The adult Sunday school
led by Elder Tom Christoph
will begin its study of
Galatians, Paul's first letter,
which has six chapters.
On Tuesday, Esther Circle
meets at 1 p.m., Session at 6
p.m. and Sarah Circle at 7
p.m..
On Wednesday, Johnson
will continue leading the
Bible study in the Gospel of
John. Mary Circle meets at 1
p.m. and choir practice is at
6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, Youth Group
for middle and high school
age students will meet at 6
p.m. for dinner followed by
youth activities from 6:30-
7:30 p.m.
The church is at 215 E.
Circle St. (with two entrances
on LaGrande Street). Call
453-3242.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING Women's
Sunday school class is 9:15
a.m. Sunday.
Tuesday, Dorcas Sewing
Circle is at 9:30 a.m. in fel-
lowship hall.
Wednesday, library work-
ers meet at 10 a.m. Adult
Bible study meets at 10:30
a.m. Choir rehearsal is at
5:30 p.m.
Thursday, exercise and Tai.
Chi class is 10 a.m. in fel-
lowship hall. Weigh-ins,
measurements and blood
pressure checks available
upon request. Healthy snack
served after class. Women's
Ministries board meeting is at
4 p.m: in the adult classroom.
Saturday, Jan. 17 Women
Ministries Retreat is from
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SIM
fellowship hall. Lunch is at
11 a.m. Reservations
required.

Heartland Christian
Church
SEBRING At the Praise
and Worship Service this
Sunday, The Heartland
Singers will sing "Written In
Red." Special solos will be
performed by Tammy
Murphy singing "The Warrior
was a Child," Roland Bates
singing "They Baptized Jesse
Taylor" and Ruth Rayburn
singing "Lonesome Valley."
Pastor Ted Moore's sermon
this week will be "Out of the
Box" with Scripture from the
book of Acts 11:1-18.
Every Tuesday is choir
practice for The Heartland
Singers. Then following choir
practice every Tuesday is
adult Bible study with coffee,
snacks and fellowship.
Every Wednesday is Young
Adult and Children's
Program featuring dinner for
all. The children's program
arid adult class starts at 6:30
p.m.
The church is at 2705
Alternate Route 17 South.

Memorial United
Methodist Church
LAKE PLACID Claude


Burnett, pastoral assistant,
will preach at the Heritage
Worship Service and the
Celebration Service on the,
subject of "Star Trek," a mes-
sage relating to the New Year
of 2009. Pastor Doug Pareti
will preach at the New Song
contemporary service in Rob
Reynolds Hall on the subject
of "A New Year Resolution,"
Continued on page 7B


Suppose a note
mysteriously
appeared in your
door. An anony-
mous message
reads, "I am
going to break
into your house
tonight." What
would be your Till
reaction?
Anybody with Trea
common sense L
would take every Knicke
precaution possi-
ble to protect his home.
Every man who cares
about his family would
stand up to any threat on
his household. Surely, you
would notify the police,
and make sure that every-
one who lives in your
house would not be
harmed.
The truth is you and
your neighbors are under
constant attack. Most
homes have already been
invaded including yours.
Sadly, many are oblivious
to this, and will never
know it until it is too late.
You see, our adversary the
Devil is subtle and seeks
to devour us. He seeks to
destroy your marriage,
make your teens rebel-
lious, and see that your
children are neglected. The
destruction of the home
does not happen over
night; but rather it creeps
in under the guise of
acceptable means. Some of
these influences come via
television, movies, maga-
zines, music, drugs and
alcohol. Surprisingly, most
evil influences enter the
home under the approval
and provision of the par-
ents themselves.
The Bible tells of a man
who took seriously his job
of guarding his home. Job
1:1 says that Job was "per-
fect and upright, and one
that feared God, and
eschewed evil." He prayed
for his family asking God
to forgive any secret sin in
his children. To eschew
something means to
remove it or depart from


eless
sures
,rke
'rbocker


it. Job took
aggressive action
in ensuring his
home was sacred
ground and that
there was no
place for the-
Devil or his influ-
ences.
David declared
in Psalm 101, "I
will walk within
my house with a
perfect heart. I
will set no


wicked thing before mine
eyes: I hate the work of
them that turn aside; it
shall not cleave to me."
This is purposeful action
to protect one's household
from invasion of evil.
We must not only pro-
tect our homes from
intruding evil, but preserve
them by a holy determina-
tion to do right. Joshua
decidedly said, "Choose
you this day whom ye will
serve; but as for me fand
my house, we will serve
the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).
Attending church Sunday
morning and having verses
on the wall do not make a
Godly home. Children
need to see and hear their
parents reading the Bible
to them. How many have
ever heard their dad pray?
How many children have
sung choruses and hymns
with their mother? Is there
Christ-honoring material
for the children to read?
How amazing it is that
we would want to keep our
children from physical
harm, yet allow the Devil
to take them without a
fight. Thank the Lord for
grandparents that stand in
the gap. I shudder to think
of where our God-less
society will be in another
generation. May each one
of us awake to righteous-
ness and stand up to the
invasion of their home!

Luke Knickerbocker is the pas-
tor of Bethel Baptist Church in
Lake Placid, 216 E. Park St.
E-mail him at knickprint@
yahoo.com.


RELIGION NEWS SNAPSHOTS


Joy in Jesus to be
held Sunday
AVON PARK At 4
p.m. Sunday, Joy In Jesus,
a Gospel Music and Hymn
Sing is being held at Avon
Park First Presbyterian
Church A.R.P., in the fel-
lowship hall. This very
informal song-fest is much
enjoyed and will be
offered again Sunday
afternoon and is open to
the public. All ages are
welcome and a nursery for
very young children will
be provided. Come and
bring friends.
At 4 p.m. we will begin
with the Joy In Jesus
musical service and that
will be followed by a deli-
cious dessert and coffee or
punch, and a time of fel-
lowship as part of the cele-
bration. There will also be
a very short message pre-
sented by Elder Tom
Christoph, stressing "Joy
in the New Year."
The theme, Joy In Jesus,
is used to describe the
wide variety of Christian
music that will be per-
formed by various musi-
cians. Under the direction
of Chet and Dorothy
Quist, there will be solos,
and a duet by Pastor Bob
and Maxine Johnson,
accompanied by his guitar.
There will also be songs,
by the wonderful men's
quartet, The Joyful Sounds
- Chet Quist, Bob Brock,
Don Antonson, and Gene
McEndree. Kathleen
Richards will accompany
on the flute, and Dorothy
Quist will play her swing-
ing piano. Chet Quist will
lead the hymns to be sung
by the congregation.
Of course, there will be


the well-liked sing-along
songs of gospel music,
old-time hymns, and praise
songs. This will be a real
family session that will
end about 5 p.m. with a
dessert and fellowship
time to follow.
Again, everyone is
invited to this casual,
informal music service and
fellowship time. First
Presbyterian Church is on
the shore of Lake Verona
at 215 E. Circle St., with
two entrances on La
Grande Street. The fellow-
ship hall entry is on La
Grande Street with plenty
of parking and is handi-
cap-accessible. For more
information, call the
church office at 453-3242.

Bible Conference
set for Church of
Brethren
SEBRING Dr.
Ruthann K. Johansen,
president of Bethany
Theological Seminary in
Richmond, Ind., will be
the speaker at the 2009
Bible Conference hosted
by Sebring Church of the
Brethren (on the corner of
South Pine Street and Oak
Avenue). The theme of this
series of services will be
"Beatitude Spirituality:
The Tree, the Mount and
the Plain."
This series will begin at
10:15 a.m. Sunday with
Johansen's message enti-
tled "Going Deeper,
Created Anew." After a
covered dish meal in
Blough Hall, at 1 p.m. she
will lead in an interactive
teaching session. Other
service times will be
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Continued from page 6B
-with the Scripture text from
Psalm 111. The Praise Band
will lead the service in Rob
Reynolds Hall.
The church is at 500 Kent
Ave., east of Route 27. Call
465-2422

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING The
Scripture for Sunday morning
Bible lesson, "Rahab's
Commitment," comes from
chapters 2 and 6 of Joshua.
,Pastor John Cave will bring
the morning message, "What
God Wants of Man," as well
as the evening message.
Wednesday evening service
will be prayer, praise and
Bible study.
At 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13
Dave and Dottieu Coons in
concert.

Resurrection
Lutheran Church
AVON PARK On
Sunday, the pastor's sermon
"will be based on the first
chapter of Mark. At the early


service, the Communion
assistant will be Dick Long,
the lector will be Joyce
Warsack and the acolyte will
be Marcus McGinnis.
At the later service, the
worship assistant will be
Jerry Butt, the Communion
assistant will be Nancy
Trella, the lector will be
Wanda Butt, and the acolyte
will be Caleb McGinnis.
Coffee and fellowship fol-
lows the service in Burke
Hall.
The Busy Bodies meet at 9
a.m. Monday, the Church
Council meets at 7 p.m.
Tuesday. The Nomads meet
at 5 p.m. Wednesday, prior to
the Midweek Fragrance-free
service at 7 p.m. The Bethel
series meet at 2 p.m.
Thursday, followed by choir
practice at 3:45 p.m.

Sebring Christian
Church
SEBRING Wednesday
meals resume this week. The
meal next week will be
goulash. Remember the cost
of the meal is only $3 per
adult and $1 per child. Call if


you wish to attend.
The office is open from 9
a.m to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Call 382-6676.

Sebring Church of
the Brethren
SEBRING During the
Sunday worship service,
Ruthann Johansen, president
of Bethany Theological
Seminary, will be the guest
speaker. This sermon will be
the start of a three-day Bible
conference. Everyone will be
welcome to attend. She will
preach "Going Deeper,
Created Anew." The
Scripture will be from
Genesis 12:2-8 and John 4:1-
30.
Sunday school will be led
by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer
and will meet in the Pidelis
room. They will be studying
"Good News For All
. Nations." They will also be
looking at Isaiah 60:1-3 and
61:1-4. *

Southside Baptist
Church

SEBRING The Rev.


David Altman will bring a
message in the worship serv-
ice Sunday titled "Who is in
Charge?" from the Matthew,
A Royal Gospel series.
In the evening worship
hour the pastor will continue
in Matthew with a message
titled "Rejection."
. The church is at 379 S.
Commerce Ave. Call 385-
0752 or visit www.south
sidebaptistsebring.com.

Spring Lake United
Methodist Church
SEBRING Spring Lake
United Methodist Church is
at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The
Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon
title will be "God's Chosen
Vessel."

The Way Church
SEBRING Pastor
Reinhold Buxbaum's mes-
sage is "The Lord's Supper."
At 2 p.m. there will be the
ordination service of Chris
Ogden.
Monday the youth will
hold a "Sweet Deal"
fundraiser at the Dairy Queen
by Home Depot. Stop in from


5-9 p..m. and buy a treat.
The church is at 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive. The office
phone is 471-6140. The pas-
tor's cell phone is 381-6190.
Church information and
the pastor's messages can be
viewed at www.theway
church.org.

Trinity Lutheran
Church
LAKE PLACID The
topic for the pastor's sermon
Sunday morning will be
"Time." There will be an
education hour for all ages
following the first service.
The congregation and
friends are invited to attend a
potluck dinner at the church
at 5 p.m. Sunday. New mem-
bers will be honored and
-winter visitors welcomed
back.
The pastor will holding
Bible studies Wednesday at
the Youth House and on
Thursday at Tropical Harbor.
There are small group Bible
studies available at other
times during the week.
Contact the church office.
Members will visit the


Southern Living facility at 6
p.m. Tuesday.
The church will hold an
organ recital to dedicate the
new organ at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22. The com-
munity is invited to attend
this evening of entertainment.
The church is at 25
Lakeview St. Call 465-5253
or visit trinitylutheranlp.com.

Word Fellowship
SEBRING Sunday the
church will celebrate Word
Fellowship's first anniver-
sary. There will be special
music, a message from the
vision verse, Acts 2:42 by
Marcus Marshall, pastor. The
morning service will be fol-
lowed by "covered dish"
lunch.
In the evening Sunday
service, there will be many
musical specials by members
of the church as well as
"popcorn" testimonies.
The church meets in the
Highlands County Shrine
Club, 2604 N. State Road 17,
between Sebring and Avon
Park. For more information,
call 446-0361 or 386-0827.


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
,10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible"
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers,
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 11 a.m. arid 6 p.m. Nursery
facilities are available. Bible stud-
ies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on
Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45
a.m. are centered for all ages.
Spanish worship service, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Choir practice at 5
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556.
Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Bible Study Classes at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and an
evening worship service is at 6
p.m.. On Wednesdays, the
i AWANA program and the Word of
Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM.
The adult Bible and Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
tistap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
0, Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
Fellowship Baptist Church,


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


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


I Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek
Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nursery for under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and hard-of-hearing.
Office phone, 385-0752.
Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School,
9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m.;-and Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery pro-
vided. For information, call 382-
3695.
Whispering Ones Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring: Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30 a.m. and 90 p.m.; Bible
study for all ages at 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship,
Bible Study, Discipleship, Music,
Student and Children's Ministries,
Missions and Fellowship. Child
Development Center available for
ages 1-5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6
p.m.


CATHOLIC

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


CHRISTIAN

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


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


CHRISTIAN & '
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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Continued from 6B
Monday and Tuesday at 7
p.m.
Johansen will also be the
speaker at the annual
Bethany Seminary Alumni
Lunch at Homer's
Restaurant on Tuesday.
The Bible Conference is
open to everyone who wish-
es to grow in their spirituali-
ty.

Prime Timers to
meet for luncheon

LAKE PLACID The
Prime Timers Covered Dish
Luncheon will be at noon
Monday in the fellowship
hall of First Baptist Church
in Lake Placid. Bring a cov-
ered dish and a friend.
The church is at 119 E.
Royal Palm St.


Atonement Lutheran
sets new Bible study
SEBRING Atonement
Lutheran Church will begin
a new Bible study at noon
Monday in the fellowship
hall (next to the church). The
evening group will begin at
6 p.m. Wednesday. This is a
"brown bag" dinner followed
by the study entitled "Book
of Faith."
Call the church office at
385-0797r. The cost of the
study materials is $13. Both
studies are for men and,
women.

Confection Connection
group meets Tuesday
LAKE PLACID -
Confection Connection
Women's Bible Study is at 7
p.m. Tuesday in the fellow-


Courtesy photo
The Joyful Sounds Chet Quist, Bob Brock, Don Antonson,
and Gene McEndree will participate in the Joy in Jesus
musical event at Avon Park First Presbyterian Church in
Avon Park. The event starts at 4 p.m. Sunday.


ship hall of First Baptist
Church. The theme will be
"Reflections on Idols."
Bring a coffee mug and
fill it with an evening of
girlfriends, coffee, chocolate
and Bible reflections.
The church is at 119 E.
Royal Palm St.


Church plans movie
night on Friday
LAKE PLACID The
Church of Christ will have
its movie night at 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9 and Feb. 6, at
the church.
Two movies will be


offered one for children
and one for adults and teens.
Drinks and refreshments will
be served during the free
movies. Kids are welcome
with parents.
Call 465-4636.

Taylors perform in
Winter Concert series
SEBRING The first con-
cert in the Maranatha Winter
Concert series will be at
Maranatha Baptist Church at
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 and
will feature Matt and Christy
Taylor, who aTe currently on
full-time staff at The Wilds
Christian Camp and
Conference Center in North
Carolina.
Both Matt and Christy are
graduates of Bob Jones
University.
They have recorded with


several ministries, including
Sound Forth, Majesty Music,
The Pettit Team, and now
The Wilds.
SFuture concerts will fea-
ture Eduard Klassen on the
Paraguayan Harp on Feb. 20,
and on March 20, Sean
Fielder and Wayne Boda will
present an organ and vocal
concert.
All are invited.

King's Heralds visit
Avon Park church
AVON PARK The
King's Heralds will visit the
Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 W.
Avon Blvd., on Wednesday.
All are invited to come
enjoy their beautiful music
at 7 p.m.
A sale of their recordings
will follow the concert.


PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

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


. GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL.

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


JEWISH

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


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

LUTHERAN

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


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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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


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


PRESBYTERIAN


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


* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;
e-mail, springlakepc@embarq-
mail.com, Web site,
http://slpc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


UNION
CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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


VINEYARD

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










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