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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate Title: Sunday news-sun
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Language: English
Creator: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: January 11, 2009
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Man dies in home fire


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK A fire at 156 Hatcher
Ave. late Friday night took the' life of
Anthony Stephens, 67.
His great-nephew, Trent Lampkin Sr.,
Lampkin's girlfriend and their two children,
9 months and 2 years old who also lived
in the house escaped unharmed from the
back, although the building is a total loss.
The fire is under investigation by the
State Fire Marshal, but according to the vic-
tim's sister early reports indicate an oxygen
tank may have exploded causing the fire.
Stephens was known to smoke and the


fear is the smoking led to the explosion.
According to Jonathan Prevatte of the
Avon Park Fire Department, firefighters
received the call about 10:30 Friday night.
On arrival, the small house was fully
involved. Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department provided assistance.
Volunteers from the America Red Cross
arrived on the scene just after midnight to
provide temporary shelter and emergency
supplies to the survivors.
By Saturday the extended family was'try-
ing to take in the tragedy and decide how to
Continued on page 8A


On January 12, 2007, Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper Nick Sottile was shot and
killed during a routine traffic stop on U.S. 27
just north of Lake Placid. Two years have
passed, but to his brother Jimmy


'It still doesn't seem real'


News-Sun file photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Trooper Al Middleton and his wife Kimberly, of Lake Placid, embrace following the funeral services for Nick
Sottile at Oak Hill Cemetery on Jan. 17, 2007. Sottile (top photo) was shot to death during a traffic stop five
days earlier.

Trooper's brother still struggles to deal with loss


By CHRISTOPHER-TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Anger radiates from
him, powerful and palpable.
It has been two years and his
brother, Trooper Nicholas Sottile of
the Florida Highway Patrol, is dead,
the accused murderer still awaiting
trial, which should begin come
March.
Jimmy Sottile shakes his head, as
if to clear it of demons and night-
mares.


"It still doesn't seem real," he
said. "It just doesn't seem real.
"Sometimes I think maybe I've
had a heart attack and I'm in a coma,
maybe this is all a dream.
"Then I mentioned it to my sister
and she said she felt the same way."
He stops a moment, spreading out
his hands, "It's not supposed to be
like this."'
Murder, Sottile said, is the worst
of the worst. Other deaths are bad of
course, but at least cancer is natural,


a car crash bad fortune but mur-
der is a choice, with malice before-
hand and no remorse after.
Forget about time making things
better. Nothing will ever make this
better. His brother's death is a
wound, still raw. He can't imagine it
healing. All he hopes now is for God
to help him find a safe place to put
the emotions he feels.
"I ask God for the peace to sleep,"
Continued on page 8A


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
A structure fire destroyed a home and claimed the life of
Anthony Stephens, 67, on Friday night at 156 Hatcher Ave.
in Avon Park.


Hundreds

show up for 12

Hours of BBQ
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.coin
SEBRING It couldn't have
been a better day Saturday for the
2009 Central Florida BBQ Fest -
clear sky, warm and with enough of
a breeze to keep all that barbecue
smoke tickling the nose and exciting
the palate.
Dozens of serious cooks lined up
cheek by jowl, turning pork, chicken
and beef into something beyond
tangy and delicious.
Pity the 40 judges whose task it
was to select the
winners, for in More photos
'the end, there on page 3A
can be only one.
Contenders deliver Styrofoam
boxes to the judges' area, which is
kept apart. Any identifying marks
are removed and the boxes are num-
bered and passed on to the judges so
they have no idea whose barbecue is
whose.
Taste, appearance and texture are
all important components.
Jack Pollard, a seasoned veteran,
part of the McGruff's barbecue team
said the event was shaping up to be
as busy and fun as last year's.
Plenty of hungry people turned
out as well.
There were teams from as far
away as New Smyrna Beach, Spring
Hill and Georgia, with names as
tasty as the meat being served.
Bubbuchuck's, Backwoods, Big
Js, Smokin' Crackers, Pig In or Pig
Out, Rescue Smokers, Two Crackers
Cooking, Squeals on Wheels, Tiger
Continued on page 8A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
'I like good food,' explains William
Haas on Saturday, while enjoying a
large turkey leg at the Central
Florida Barbecue Festival at
Firemen's Field in Sebring.


Rating system may help make tough choices


BY CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING In an effort to make
choosing a nursing home easier and
safer, the. federal government has
designed a new rating system based
on stars.
Up to five stars are awarded to a
nursing home as a result of detailed
information regarding health inspec-
tions, staffing levels, quality meas-


ures, and fire safety inspections.
However, the new system has
raised some controversy.
Critics point out that the support-
ing data are self-reported by the
nursing homes themselves; and that,
some of the reports, like current
staffing levels, are reported only
once a year.
In addition, the Medicare Web
site dedicated to the nursing home


comparisons
ww.medicare.gov/NHCompare is
cluttered and confusing, not easy to
navigate or use.
For example, there is no clear list
of what constitutes "quality meas-
ures."
Other critics point out the very
use of stars five indicate a nurs-
ing home that is much above aver-
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center line, rams Sebring patrol car


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING The Sebring
Police Department will have
to get along with one less
squad car after an alleged
drunk driver put it out of
commission.
"We keep spares for that
purpose," said SPD com-
mander Steve Carr. "If a
vehicle is broken or crashed,
we. have.a few spares.".
Joshua Jones, 33, of
Sebring, was traveling east
on Lakeview Drive at 9:36
p.m. Thursday when he col-
lided with the marked SPD
car driven by Officer Viviane
Buck, ;a-report by Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper


Steven McKinney
said.
Buck, who had just
turned right on
Lakefiew from Scenic
Highway, was headed
west in the 2007 Ford
Crown Victoria when Joi
Jones reportedly
crossed the center double
yellow line in a 2003 Ford F-
150.
The two vehicles collided
with each other on their front
drivers' sides, causing an
estimated $18,000 in dam-
age, McKinney said.
Jones was charged with
two counts of DUI property
damage, DUI, and failure to
drive within a"single lane.


"The driver's side
front is all smashed
in," Carr said. "The
hood and fenders are
buckled (and) there is
damage up into the
engine."
nes Carr was unsure if
the car, which had
$10,000 worth of damage,
would be salvagable.
"The vehicle will be
repaired if possible,". Carr
said. "'If not, the insurance
will make that decision ... it's
a fairly new car."
The vehicle was one of a
few cars purchased in the
past year that were adorned
with the newer SPD paint
scheme and logo, changing


the colors to gold and black.
While it may not be unusu-
al for police vehicles to be
involved in chases that end in
pit maneuvers, or other dan-
gerous situations resulting in
damages, Carr couldn't
remember if one of his,
department's vehicles had..
been hit .by a drunk driver-
before.
"This is the first DIUI that I
can recall," he. said.
The two'drivers, Buck and
Jones, were the only two
Involved in the accident.
There were no passengers
or other cars involved, and no
injuries were reported.
"I'm sure she's going to be
sore today," Carr said Friday.


Courtesy photo
Nobody was injured when an accused drunk driver ran into,
this Sebring police cruiser Thursday night.


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Rescue workers attend to a man who was struck by an
SUV while driving his electric wheelchair down U.S. 27
Friday afternoon.

SUV collides with

wheelchair on U.S. 27


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@new.sun.com
SEBRING A- A man in a
wheelchair was transported
to a local hospital Friday -
after he was hit by a car.
The man was traveling
against traffic on the shoul-
der of the so$tlhlBound lanes
of U.S. 27 when he was'
struck by a Nissan
Pathfinder.
The Nissan, driven by
Desiree Alabe, was pulling
out of the southernmost
entrance of the Lakeshore
Mall, between The Galleria
and Alan Jay Chevrolet
Cadillac.
"Of course you look this
way and that," she said,
pointing south against the
flow of traffic. "But I just
didn't see him ... his chair
is lower than my dar."
The collision was called
out by central dispatch at
12:20 p.m.
The man laid on the
ground for several minutes
and did not get up on his
own.
He was put onto a back-
board and lifted onto a col-
lapsible gurney by
Emergency Medical-
Services personnel before
being placed in the ambu-
lance.
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wheelchair.
An EMS worker on
scene said the man also had
a "knot on his head from
hitting the concrete," reas-
suring Alabe that the man
was not seriously injured.
"He drives up and down
this road constantly," said
K-9 Deputy Scott Williams
of the Highlands County
Sheriffs Office. "The driver"
attempted a right hand turn
and caught him."
"His chair was just too
low," she said, pointing to
it, just barely rising above
the hood of her sport utility
vehicle.
According to Florida
Statute 316.2068, "electric
personal assistive .mpobi!ty
devices" arenot allowed to
operate on Florida roads,
with a few exceptions.
They can travel on
marked bicycle paths or on
roads where the posted
speed limit is 25 mph or
less.
While there is a shoulder
that bicycles can navigate,
it is not a marked bicycle
path .
Bicycles are required to
travel with the flow of traf-
fic, so they can be seen, not
against it.
The speed limit in front
of the Lakeshore MalI is 50
mph.


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Range hopes
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Lt. Col. Charles
"Buck" MacLaughlin, the Avon Park Air
Force, Range base commander, and
Pa icia, Steed, of the Central Florida
RegiofalY Planiing Council, visited the
city council Tuesday night.
They came to'Sebring to askithe city
to join in helping secure the base's
future.
' Not that civilians will have a direct
say,in the military's mission.
The,, bombing range, with 106,000
acresg;is the largest training complex of
its Y-[.nd east of the Mississippi. As one
of theIfew places where live o dinance
maybe used in training, it is an impor,
tant site; used by all service bi"ibiehes
and law enforcement agencies.
Its rare combination of land&'inid air
space, and relative isolation, and fit cen-
tral location means it will become busier
as time passes not less so, Mac ghlin
said. It is ideal for its purposes..
Because the Department of Defense
has had difficulties in the past when
civilian population growth, attracted by
military base economics, eniled up
crowding up close to base ,orders,
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for 'good neighbor policy'

works to maintain good neighbor rela~ ~sonidAs long as it keeps flying, and
tions from the beginning while keeping, doesn't top."
civilians at a safe distance. Margid Rhoades said; "I flile it, th4
The object is to ,prevent, problems sound bit over the lake."
before they start by, creating a Joih t. Sebring's mayor, George Hensley,3
Land Use Study a final vision of the the ranging military member .,Qn tli
area all the surrounding stake holders :counciF' (retired -navy; .captain), was
can agree with. named to represent Sebring-on the land
For example, in the case of the Avon use policy committee that will help th4
Park Bombing Range, four counties and military and civilian populations co"
three cities are directly involved: exist. Members will meet periodically;
Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola, and to oversee choices made by staff an4
Polk counties; and the .cities of Avon technical personnel.
Park, Sebring ani Frostproof. The land study will address tht-. wel,
Noise is usually one of the top corn- fare and safety of the suriundin
OP C ,and provide a way to resolve inco9patI
plaints between, civilians and the mil- an ,. a'.ay re s. o .l i a'.t
bilities when they arise, while mabig
tary, but MacLaughlin said in this cas bae,ses ability t.accompli
because of space, it shouldn't be a prob- .
mission. s wl
lem. The land study process will a.
Certainly no one would be bothered one, with community met
by' new noises like explosions', e press releases and a Webite for exami,
explained, and the existing jet. plane nation. It should take ab: i a year
flight paths were already a part of every The Department of Defense is
day life a point several of the city ing 90 percent of fundi for the
council members agreed to with laugh- the -remaining 10 percent is
ter. E .nterprise Florida Inc. .Enterpri
"The planes are iioisy at night; we Florida is a not-for-profit group inqc)l
know when they are flying," said one iaig .business and government leaders.-
member. is'primarily concerned with economic
-,While another said he didn't mind the .development.


Sweet treats


Courtesy photo
Garth Winsor, manager of the
Sudan Interior Mission Retirement
Village in Sebring, and Rose Tilley,
a consumer from Ridge Area Arc,
(right) help unload on Dec. 31
fresh strawberries donated by
Atlanticblue Blue Head Farms in
Highlands County. Susie Bishop,
Atlanticblue business development
manager, hands over the flats to
Tilley. Atlanticblue donated 600
flats of strawberries to SIM, Ridge
Area Arc, New Testament Mission
and Children's Home Society. The
berries fed many of the individuals
served by each of these charities.


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Good stuff for the barbecue fan


News-Sun photos by KATARA
SIMMONS
Tild Tim (above) explains
how an old Halloween deco-
ration became their team
mascot Saturday during the
Pig Fest. John Lloyd (left)
works as a one-man team
Saturday during the Central
Florida Barbecue Festival in
Sebring. Tex Fletcher and
his wife Bernadine, Sebring,
decide to try a meal from
Backwoods Bar-B-Que on
Saturday in Sebring.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


TODAY'S LETTERS

News arrives of
Conover's passing
Editor:
Santa is dead! the Santa
who every December would
visit our county commissioners,
Richard Conover, passed away
this December. Our Christmas
greeting card, sent to Richard at
the nursing home in Clewiston,
was returned, marked
"Deceased." A phone call veri-
fied the sad notation.
The gregarious, fun-loving,
sometimes serious personality
that so marked Richard, is gone;
but the many little jokes and
jabs, directed mainly at our
county commissioners will
linger on as we recall them.
Many of us will miss getting an
unexpected birthday greeting
card from Richard, accompanied
with a line or two, kidding (with
kindness) the fact that we are
one year older.
Why Richard's family decid-
ed not to have a memorial serv-
ice to honor Richard's time
amongst us remains a mystery.
We hope that this little notice
will remind people of this big'
bear of a man, whose gruff
demeaner sometimes masked his
"soft" side.
Hemmingway's "For Whom
The Bells Toll" reminds us that
indeed, they ... toll for thee
and me."
Hank and Ruth Kowalski
Lake Placid

Daughter, sister thank
all for prayers
Editor:
Hi everybody that is out there
and that is praying for the fami-
ly of Nicole Pounds, I really just
want to thank all the people that
are praying for my mother and
my family because we really
need it!!
I also want to thank whomev-
er is donating any funds for my
sister and my family.
It is just so hard for me to get
through this and if I didn't have
all these wonderful people that
- is caring and praying and being
here for my family I wouldn't
know what to do! I love every-
body very much that is doing
this for my family and every-
body is in my heart.
Thank you very much,
Kayla Michele Moore


Editor's note: Kayla Moore is the
daughter of Nicole Pounds, of
Sebring, who was seriously injured
in a car accident Jan. 4. Kayla's 6-
month-old sister Baby Jayla was
killed in the accident at U.S. 27
and Scenic Highway near
Frostproof

Solution for the state
budget deficit
Editor:
Instead of, (more taxation, no
fun for citizens), why not let cit-
izens have some fun, a lot of
fun, while helping financially
where it is needed. New laws
are enacted allowing the follow-
ing:
Any of the 67 counties in
Florida may have one or both of
the following:
A gaming house: Shareno
Leon (Leon for example) 70
percent of the gross revenue
would go to the state govern-
ment. The remaining 30 percent
to the game winners and house
operator.
A gaming house: Chareno
Leon (Leon for example) 40.
percent to the county, 30 percent
to local charities and 30 percent
to the game winners and house
Operator.
The given percents are guide-
lines. However, the state and
county governments and the
charities will always receive the
greatest revenue percentage.
Another suggestion: Start the
play of my patented lottery
game, (USPTO # 6o406,019) in
Florida at noon every Saturday.
This game could become the
first-ever global lottery game
and good for a few billion annu-
ally.
This week the Powerball
game began in Florida. What is
the projected amount of new
revenue that game should bring
to the Florida state government?
Sent to: many legislators., the
governor, some media and pri-
vate citizens
John Franklin Joyner
Sebring


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Other viewpoints


El Paso (Texas) Times, on
a federal gasoline tax:
Western' Refining CEO
Paul Foster raised eyebrows
last week when he told
Fortune Magazine that the
federal gasoline tax should
be gradually raised to $2 a
gallon. It's now 18.4 cents a
gallon.
On one hand, this is cer-
tainly not the time to raise
anyone's taxes. We are in a
recession. On the other
hand, Foster is thinking of
the future. As he said on the
magazine's Web site, a high-
er federal gasoline tax, as is
charged in some European
countries, would help wean
citizens off petroleum prod-
ucts and force everyone's
hand at perfecting alterna-
tive clean sources of
energy ...
. We are certainly not pro-
posing the federal govern-
ment, or the state of Texas,
raise its gasoline tax at this
time. However, by an oilman
such as Foster airing his the-
ories, it makes all stop and
think about how important it
is to eventually wean our-
selves off the importation of
foreign oil and devising
ways to power our country
with fuels that. are renew-
able, less expensive and
kinder to the environment....

The Observer, London, on


Israeli troops entering
Gaza:
After eight days of bomb-
ing, Israeli troops have
entered Gaza The operation,
which is aimed at dealing a
critical blow to Hamas, has
little prospect of achieving,
anything meaningful militar-i
ily or politically. More than
420 Palestinians and half-a-
dozen Israelis have died so
far. More are sure to follow.
In the last eight days,
Israeli missiles" have.
destroyed tunnels on which
militants rely. They have
razed police stations, homes,
mosques and government
buildings. They have killed
Hamas leaders. But they
have also brought fear and
misery to a population that
has suffered months of eco-
nomic siege. That fear and
misery will worsen.
While Hamas's offensive
capacities will be blunted for
a while, the likelihood, as
with Hezbollah after
Lebanon in 2006, is that it
will quickly rebuild its rmili-'
tary strength. Indeed, the
assassinations of its leaders
by Israel over the years -
and the raids on its weapons
workshops did little to
limit its rise to power...
But the reality on the
ground is that Israel has sent
in troops and returned to the
failed strategies of the past.


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I'm running a little late
writing this column. There
are a couple of reasons.for
that.
Normally, I write my col-
umn on Wednesdays. But
last night, my two sons and I
were involved in the very
important task of trying to
take over the world. We
were doing this by playing a
game called Civilizations 4.
In this game, we were each
in charge of a country and-
were trying to win by diplo- -
macy, espionage and James'
considerable army.
As you might guess, one
cannot take over the world
in a short period of time. In
fact, we were at it until Don
woke up, a sign that I had
gone way past my bedtime.
The other reason this col-
umn is running late is that I
pondered how I wanted to
express myself. I've had
some bad luck being honest
with my opinion this week
and my words being greeted
with some unhappiness.
But hey, if you want to
play it safe, you should keep
your mouth shut. What fun
is that?
My topic this week is peo-
ple's reaction to President-
elect Obama. The man will
be inaugurated in less than
two weeks, and then he'll be
our President.
Yes,."our" President. One
of my pet peeves in the
political rough and tumble
we are part of in this country
are people who will say,
"Well, so-and-so isn't my
president." While some of us
didn't vote for Obama, the
majority did, which means
he gets the job. Just as
George W. Bush is president
of all, even those who can't
stand him, Obama will be
president of the entire coun-
try even us who didn't
vote for him.
Another problem I have is.
those who criticize people
for wishing the best for an
Obama presidency. It seems
that wishing him well is seen
by some as some sort of
betrayal of the conservative
cause.
So, what are we supposed


Laura's
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Laura Ware

to' be wishing for? That the
country go down the tubes
so that those of us who did-
n't vote for him can say "I
told you so?" That he does-
n't learn and maybe make
some good decisions?
Look, it's true that I didn't
agree with Obama's views,
4riti i .lt didn'.ttveto u -
for him. On the other hand,
now that he has gotten the
job anyway, it seems to me
that we should be hoping he
does a good job for the
country, rather than assum-
ing all is lost.
The other thing I've been
hearing is a lot of panic
about the economy. While I
admit I am somewhat igno-
rant when it comes to
finances, the rumblings I've
heard about things sinking to
1929 levels drive me crazy.
Anxiety about the econo-
my is understandable, given
how black a picture the
media is painting. Bad news
is their specialty. And no
sane person would say there
aren't problems.
But I find it rather disturb-
ing that people are acting
like a disaster is inevitable..
As if there's nothing that can
'be done. Doesn't knowing
we have a problem mean we
have a shot at fixing it?
"Oh, but Laura, if Obama
carries out what he plans
we're all doomed!" some of
you might be yelling at the
moment. Perhaps, but there
is that little word "if."
Anyone want to tell me whit
president ever got to carry
out all their plans?
Before we start writing the
eulogy for our country, let's
see if it's dead yet, all right?
We're quite resilient as a
nation, and I suspect we can
survive a lot of things -
including an Obama presi-
dency.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resi-
dent. She can be contacted by
I 'e-mail at l~ okwormlady@
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NASGRASS comes .
to the Shrine Club
AVON PARK -
Highlands Shrine Club
lawnmower races will fea-
ture NASGRASS (North
American Society of Grass
Racers and Sod Slingers) at
the club, 2604 State Road
17 South (between Avon
Park and Sebring), at 1 p.m
today.
Bring a lawn chair. Food
will be available.
Admission is $5; kids unde:
12 are free.

Highlands Park
" Estates meets today

LAKE PLACID The
annual meeting of
Highlands Park Estates
Association begins at 1:30
p.m. today at the clubhouse
The clubhouse is in the
Beachpark at the end of
Nichele on Lake Istokpoga.
Election of officers and
directors for the next year
takes place during this
meeting.
The board is developing
a wish list for future pur-
chases and inclusion in the
next budget. Take part in
the decision making by
attending the meetings.
Everyone in the develop-
ment is invited. Learn of
future plans and take part in
the process while enjoying
"delicious refreshments.

Recreation Club
serves ham dinner
SEBRING The
Sebring Recreation Club
will serve a ham dinner at 1
p.m. today.
For details, call 385-
2966.

Sebring Village
hosts New Odyssey
Show today
SEBRING The New
Odyssey Show, "Three
Guys, 30 Instruments," will
be at 7:30 p.m. today at
Sebring Village. These ver-
satile and funny entertainer
have been together for mor
than 20 years. Outstanding
arrangements of almost
every style are performed
on 30 different musical
instruments.
Cost is $8 for members
and $10 for non-members.
Call 386-0045 for tickets.

Co-op has pancake
breakfast planned
LAKE PLACID The
Caladium Arts and Crafts
S' ooperatitve Willfiosta '
pancake breakfast from
7:30 a.m. to I p.m. today.
Breakfast will be served in
the classroom area.
The menu consists of two
sausage links, choice of
coffee, milk, or juice and
all you can eat pancakes.
Adults pay $5 and children
12 and under pay $3.
The Co-op is at 132 E.
Interlake Blvd. in Lake
Placid. Call 699-5940 or
visit the Web site, www.cal.
adiumarts.org for more
information.

Moose women serve
breakfast buffet
SEBRING The
Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
will host the following
events:
Today Women of the
Moose Breakfast Buffet
will be from 8:30-11 a.m.
for $5.
Monday Texas
Hold'em set from 7-10 p.m
For details, call 655-
3920.

St. John United
Methodist serve
chili dinner
SEBRING The St.


John United Methodist
Church Youth, aldng with
the United Methodist Men's
group, will be serving a
chili dinner at 5 p.m.
Tuesday in the fellowship
hall. The cost is $7 for
chili, corn bread or corn
chips, salad, a beverage,
and cake.
The proceeds of this din-
ner will be used to defray


costs of a U.S. mission trip
in the summer of 2010.
Tickets are available in
the church office from 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-
Friday.

Deck Party set for
today at VFW post
SEBRING The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host the fol-
lowing events:
Today "Deck Party,"
r Hamburgers sold for $1.
Music from 4-7 p.m.
Monday Ladies
meeting at 2 p.m. Shrimp
served from 5-7 p.m. Men's
Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday Wings and
sliders served from 5-7 p.m.
Music by Franke from 6-9
p.m.
For details, call 385-
8902.

Woman's Club to
hear about abuse
SEBRING The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring,
4260 Lakeview Drive, will
meet at noon Monday. The
Public Affairs Department
will host the event; mem-
bers are requested to bring
a covered dish for the
luncheon.
Debbi Gulbrend,
n Domestic Violence
Outreach, will be the guest
speaker.
Bring canned goods for
the ongoing Adopt-A-
Family project; and baby
bottles, pacifiers and kid's
socks for the Safe House
involvement. Call 382-7954
for additional information.
Visitors are welcome.

Legion Post 69
boards meet
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69
will have auxiliary and
executive board meetings at
6 p.m. Monday. The regular
meeting will follow at 7
p.m. Happy hour is from 3-
5 p.m.
s For details, call 453-
e 5553.

Moose lodge hosts
meeting on Monday
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host the follow-
ing events:
Today Music by
Connie from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Good food at 4 p.m.
Monday Moose
Legion meets at 7 p.m.
Moose general meeting at
S7:30 p'tn.
For details, call 465-
0131.

Lunch Bunch meets
Monday at Homer's
SEBRING The
Fairmount Mobile Estates
Lunch Bunch will meet at
noon Monday at Homer's
Smorgasbord. Bring an item
of $5 or more in a paper
bag for the annual auction.
The hosts are Lois
Stausholm and Doug
Ingraham.

Woodlawn PTO
meets Monday
SEBRING The next
meeting for the Woodlawn
PTO is scheduled for 5:30
p.m. Monday in the large
conference room in the
front office. The School
Advisory Council will fol-
low at 6 p.m.
Child care for school-
aged children will be pro-
vided; call the office three
days in advance if this serv-
ice is needed. If you are a
person with a disability
who requires reasonable
accommodations in order to
attend a school meeting,
please call the office prior


to the meeting.

Highlands County
Homeowner's group
meets Monday
SEBRING The
Highlands County
Homeowners Association
Inc. will meet from 9-11
a.m. Monday at the Sebring
Country Estates clubhouse.
The chairman and two


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members of the board are to
be elected for two years.
Nominations will be accept-
ed from the floor.
The winners of the tele-
phone book recycling chal-
lenge will be announced.
Membership dues are due
this month. Dues are $50
for the year for members
and associate members.
Ramon Gavarrete, county
engineer and utilities direc-
tor, and Elius F. Nortelus,
project manager,
Engineering Department,
will give an update on the
Sebring Parkway.
Retired Sgt. Major
Joseph Dionne, director of
Highlands County Veterans
Services, will share the sta-
tus of the construction of
the new Veterans Office
Building and its facilities.
The next meeting will be
Feb. 9.

BPOE meets
Tuesday
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
will host the following.
events:
Monday Elks
Golfing at 8:30 a.m. Live
music from 4-7 p.m.
Burgers and grilled chicken
breast sandwiches served
from 5-7 p.m.
+ Tuesday BPOE meet
at 7 p.m,
For details, call 465-
2661.

Legion Post 74
board meets
Monday
SEBRING The.
American Legion Post 74
Executive Board will meet
at 7 p.m. Monday.
For details, call 471-'
1448.

Pre Diabetes
Breakfast Forum
set Tuesday
SEBRING Do you
realize you could be living
with diabetes and not know
it. The Closing the Gap
Diabetes Program at the
Highlands County Health
Department will hold
monthly pre-diabetes break-
fast forums. These forums
will help identify if you are
at risk for diabetes and pro-
vide important information
on pre-diabetes, diabetes
and lifestyle changes for
diabetes prevention.
The forums are offered
free of charge to Highlands
County residents and break-
fast is provided. The forum
will be from 8:30-10 a.m.
Tuesday at the Highlands
County Health Department,
7205 S. George Blvd.
Enrollment in class is
limited and pre-registration
is required. To register or
for more information, con-
tact Debra McKellips, coor-
dinator of the Closing the
Gap Program, at 382-7228.

MARSP meets
Tuesday
SEBRING The
Michigan Association of
Retired School Personnel


will meet in the conference
room of the Sebring Public
Library at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday. There will be a
speaker.
Plan to attend. There will
be refreshments and news *
discussed pertaining to
retirement.

Gem and Mineral
Club meets Tuesday
SEBRING The
January meeting of the
Highlands Gem and
Mineral Club will be at 7
p.m. Tuesday at Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring
Parkway, in the rear fellow-
ship hall.
There are presently no
membership fees or dues.
The program will be pre-
sented by one of the newer
members: Dante Blevins, 9,
who will talk about opals
and other materials he has
been studying.
Other members or guests
are invited to bring their
opals to the meeting and
tell about them and how
they were acquired.
The club is continuing to
sell raffle tickets for the
beautiful topaz pendant,
which will make a nice
Valentine gift for some spe-
cial person,
The public is invited to
bring specimens to be iden-
tified by local experts.
For more information,
call 453-7054 oi 471-6678.

MS Support Group
meets Tuesday
SEBRING The
Multiple Sclerosis Support
Group meets the second
Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at Highlands Regional
Medical Center. The meet-
ing will be held on the sec-
ond floor classroom.
The guest speaker will be
attorney Roy Wilkes.
Friends and family are
welcome.
For more information,
contact Janet Turvey at
465-3138 or David at 446-
2153.

Country square
dance lessons
offered Tuesday
SEBRING -
Buttonwood Bay is offering
"Plus" country.square dance
lessons every Tuesday at 3
p.m. in their Recreation
Center, "Mainstream" les-
sons every Thursday at 1
p.m. in their recreation cen-
ter, and "beginner's" les-
sons at 2:30 p.m. in their
recreation center.
For more information,
call Vern Wright at 655-
2634.

Sebring Elks plan
night full of canasta
SEBRING Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
Canasta at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday. A Tai Chi class
will be offered 4-5 p.m.
Line dancing is offered
from 5-6 p.m. Darts for Fun
at 6 p.m. Girls Night Out
from 5-8 p.m.


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OBITUARIES


Mary Barrett
Mary Theresa Barrett, 93,
of Sebring died Jan. 3, 2009.
She moved to Florida at the
age of 65, when she retired
from Textron as office man-
ager. She attended St.
Catherine Catholic Church in
Sebring.
She is survived by a son,
John T.; three grandchildren
and three great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be
held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan.
17 at St. Catherine Catholic
Church, Sebring, with Father
J. Peter Sheehan officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be
held immediately following
the service at The Groves. In
lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Nu-Hope of
Highlands County, 6414 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring, is in charge
of arrangements.

Doris Compton
Doris Compton, 87, of
Sebring died Jan. 7, 2009.
She was born in Caroline,
Mich.
She is survived by her
sons, Joseph and Keith; four
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
Interment will- take place
in Colburn Twp. Cemetery,
Strongs, Mich. The family
suggests memorials may be
directed to the American
Legion in Sebring.
Condolences may be
expressed at www.beaulieufu
neralhome.com. Beaulieu
Funeral Home, Newberry, is
assisting the family with their
arrangements.

Thomas Loader
T h o m a s
Loader, 90, of
Sebring died Jan.
7, 2009. Born in
Pawtucket, R.L, he had been
a resident of Sebring since
1978. He served in the
United States Army with the
104th Infantry Division,
known as the Yankee
Division, with General
Patton's 3rd Army.
Survivors include his wife,
Gertrude; daughters, Patricia
and Janice; and three grand-
children.
There will be no services;
Interment is in Florida
National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Children's
Services Foundation of
Highlands County, P.O. Box
7125, Sebring, FL 3387-1-
0103. Arrangements are
being handled by the Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Earl Lundquist
Earl Dale
^ Lundquist, 82, a
winter resident of
Sebring, coming
from Bellaire, Mich., died
Jan. 8, 2009. Born in


Highland Park, Mich., he had
been a resident of Sebring for
19 years. He worked as a
teacher for an elementary
school and was a veteran of
the US Navy during World
War II.
He is survived by his wife
of 57 years, Barbara L.;
daughters, Karen Rae
Gustafson and Robin
Richards; sons, Dale, Kerry,
and Kevin; six grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions
can be made in his name to
Good Shepherd Hospice of
Highlands County.
Cremation arrangements
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.

Ronald Smart
Ronald J.
Smart, 68, of
Sebring died Jan.
9, 2009. Born in
Kendallville, Ind., he moved
to the area in 1998. He retired
from Flint & Walling in
Kendallville, was a veteran
of the U.S. Army, and a mem-
ber of First Presbyterian
Church of Sebring.
He is survived by his wife,
Florence; daughters; Cherie
Hawkins and Christine Fleck;
a son, Jerry Lee Longbrake;
brothers, John, Robert,
William, and Fred; seven
grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren.
Funeral service will be
held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the
Chapel of Peace, Lakeview
Memorial Gardens
Mausoleum in Sebring, with
visitation one hour prior to
service. Interment will follow
the service with Military
Honors being. provided by
VFW Post 4300. In lieu of
flowers memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105
Arneson Ave., Auburndale,
FL 33823. On line condo-
lence may be left .at
www.bankspagetheus.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
Banks/Page-Theus Funeral
Home, Wildwood.

Helen L. Stark
Helen L. Stark, 88, of Lake
Placid died Jan. 7, 2009.
Born in Lansing, Mich., she
moved to Lake Placid from
Missouri. She was of the
Christian faith.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Louise Mansfield,
Patricia White, Helen Beaty,
Leon Stark and James Stark;
sister, Phyllis Dontji; 14
grandchildren, 28 great-
grandchildren and 15 great-
great-grandchildren.
A service celebrating her
life will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday at the Alpine
Village Clubhouse, State
Road 70,, Lake Placid, with
Pastor Wayne Godwin cele-
brating. Arrangements
entrusted to Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.


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Mary Theresa Barrett, 93, passed away at Florida Hospital Lake Placid
on January 3, 2009. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary
O'Brien. Mary grew up and raised her son in Milford, CL. She moved
to Florida at the age of 65. when she retired from Textron as Office
Manager. Prior to that, she worked at Yale Medical School as a
Secretary. After retiring to Florida, Mary devoted her life for 10 years
by taking care of her ill sister. Mary was a devout Catholic and attend-
ed St. Catherine Catholic Church in Sebring. She was always there for
everyone at anytime someone needed a shoulder to lean on, and was so
full of life and brought happiness to everyone she came in contact with.
She was the most kind and compassionate person God has ever put on
this earth! In the past couple of years she taught craft classes at Nu-
Hope. Mary was truly a gift to all of us here on earth that we will treas-
ure forever now God has taken her back to heaven to be by His side.
Mary is survived by a Son, John T. Barrett and his Wife Kathy Barrett
of Sebring; Granddaughters, Cindy Gilliam Dutton of Wauchula, FL and
Dawn Summer, of NC; Grandson, Joshua Barrett, Ft. Lauderdale, FL;
Great-Grandsons, Noel and Kalan Summer of NC and Jaden Barrett,
Lake City, FL; Niece, Betsy Herrsher and Husband Tom, of Milford,
CT; Nephew, Paul Daniels, and Wife Linda, of Orange, CT and very
dear friends Al and Sandy Pelski, Lake Placid, FL. She was preceded in
death by her Sisters, Grace O'Brien and Florence O'Brien Daniels and
Brother, Henry O'Brien, the Archbishop of Hartford, CT.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday,
January 17. 2009, at St. Catherine Catholic Church, Sebring.
Father J. Peter Sheehan officiating. A Celebration of Life will
be held immediately following the service at The Groves.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nu-Hope of Highlands
County, 6414 U.S. Highway 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.
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Schirnlg 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. Modern 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 S10,000 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
I 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. IHe 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.


Wanted are antiques, gold, silver, coins and military
memorabilia. Collectors are also interetsed in
pre-1965 toys, train sets, individual trains and dolls.


The Roadshow continues through this eek

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Gold Prices High,
Cash In Now
"It's a modem day
gold rush," said Jeff
Parsons. Gold is now
trading at 30 year highs,


and you can cash in by
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 itemis,
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.


The Treasure Hunter's Roadshow Event
continues through Saturday in Sebring


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.


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


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 maich6, 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 o
wanted by International
Collectors Association
members as well.


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First teen jailed in video game robbery, battery
By TREY CHRISTY was playing video games. Xbox games and a Nextel
trey.christy@newssun.com After a few minutes the phone, Rossy said.
SEBRING At least one victim was "blindsided" by The victim called 911
local teen is behind bars after one of the other suspects, the immediately after the sus-
reportedly beating a 22-year report by Sebring Police pects left his home.
old and stealing an estimated Department Officer When Rossy, arrived on
$1,324 of his video game Raymond Rossy stated. scene both of the victim's
equipment. Reichersamer pinned down eyes were turning black and
The incident occurred on the victim and others hit him blue, he recalled.
Oct. 27, 2007, about two in the face, the report stated. Reichersamer was charged
months before suspect The victim reportedly said with second degree felony
Thomas Reichersamer's 18th Reichersamer kept asking robbery.
birthday. him where his video game A warrant for his arrest
The defendant recalled consoles were. was served on Jan. 7 and he
Reichersamer, of Avon Park, The suspects eventually remained in the Highlands
and at least one other person took a Playstation 3 console, County Jail on Friday, held
visiting his home while he a Xbox 360 console, four on a $25,000 bond.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Betty McCleery, Indiana, decides to try a ribsicle Saturday during the Pig Fest in Sebring.


Crowd turns out for taste of barbecue


Continued from page 1A
.Crew, Big Papa's Country
Kitchen, Fatback Joe's,
Collision Course, Uncle
Kenny's, Swamp Boys and
Rock and Roll BBQ, to name
just a few.
Many of these teams com-
pete on a regular basis.
John. Lloyd of Squeals on
Wheels, said he and his part-
ner took part in 32 competi-
tions in 2006. Last year their
sauce, "Sassy But Sweet,"
won here.
"I finally got the formula
down where I can make it
100 gallons at a time," Lloyd
said.
But for him, it's the com-
pany and the fun that are
really important. "It's a great
way to spend time," he said.


"Smoke some meat, tell some
lies. It's an addictive hobby,
trade, sport. It's all about
good fellowship and having
fun.
"For :about the same.
amount of money I could go
to the Keys for three days,
but I like this better. Come
back after five and have a
margarita."
Over at Pig In or Pig Out,
whose team hails from
,Clewiston, Tiki Tim is tend-
ing his cooker. The smoker
rises to the level of folk art as
it's built to look like a loco-
motive.
Nearby a wooden skeleton
wears beads and holds a sign
announcing prices. Turns out
"Mr. Ribsicle" was left over
from an earlier Halloween
and got drafted onto the bar-


becue team. The skeleton
gave its name to Tiki Tim's
signature piece a rib on a
stick that he calls a ribsi-
cle. He got the idea one day
at a county fair when he was
walking along eating a corn
dog.
The ribsicles are so popu-
lar he sold 1,550 in one day
at a barbecue in Homestead.
While the mood was fes-
tive and friendly no one was
handing out secret ingredi-
ents, in fact, just the oppo-
site. At the Woodhouse Grill
they said with great sadness,
guess right and we'll have to
kill you.
Watch www.newssun.com
for a list of winners.


Continued from page 1A
he said.
Just reliving events.
brings great despair.
Nick Sottile was a 25-
year highway patrol veter-
an, as fresh and eager as
when he was a rookie, going
about his business that terri-
ble day in a calm and pro-
fessional way.
A young, reckless driver
coming north on U.S. 27.
Trooper Sottile pulls him
over next to an orange
grove. It isn't quite 3:30 in
the afternoon.
A passenger jumps out of
the car. He says nothing and
runs towards the grove.
Trooper Sottile approach-
es, asks the driver to put
both hands on the steering
wheel, and leans into the car
window.
The driver, 19 years old
at the time, suddenly pro-
duces a handgun and shoots
Nick Sottile in the neck. He
falls, already dying. The
driver tries to shoot him a
second time, then takes off


in the car.
The pure evil of it is
impossible to comprehend.
"It wasn't like he'd just
robbed a bank and was flee-
ing for his life," Jimmy
Sottile said. "It wasn't like
it was a drug bust and he
was fighting for his free-
dom. He killed my brother
for the sheer act of killing
someone.
"He's not insane. He's
evil and a coward; a teenage
monster and my brother
crossed his .path. He chose
to kill is the bottom line,
and we suffer the conse-
quences. .
"One of the things that
eats at me is that Daddy has
to go to the trial and see the
man who destroyed his son
and our family. You're
ripped apart, just ripped
apart."
It is difficult enough for
Sottile as it is. A bail bonds-
man, he has to visit the same
jail where his brother's
accused murderer is incar-
cerated.
The visitation area is near


enough to the entrance, and
visible on enough monitors
that Sottile has seen him
several times lounging, even
laughing.
"He is there so arrogant,
slumped down, 'gangsta',
like, and I'm dying on the
inside, filled with such emo-
tion I'm sick to my stom-
ach."
A Christian, Sottile turns
to his pastor for help, but he
can't stop from praying for
the death penalty. And not
just a simple needle.
"I don't want him to just .
go td sleep," Jimmy Sottile '
said. He wants the killer to
die painfully, like his broth-
er did. Let the electric chair
sizzle him.
"I pray that whoever sits
on the jury will hear what's
said. He wasn't crazy, and
he wasn't a kid. Kids wear
diapers.
"The only justice will be
the death penalty. But it's
been two years now, let's
get on with it."


Young family escapes, man dies in fire


Continued from page 1A
best help.
. The young Lampkin
family has lost every-
thing.
Stephens, his sister
Rosalie- Lampkin said,
had been very sick with
cancer for some time.
If anyone would like to
help the survivors of the
fire, call Linda Rice at
314-9791. According to a
family friend, the young
family, needs everything
from diapers to adult-size
clothing. Shanique Blake,
Lampkin's girlfriend, is
expecting and is in need
of maternity clothes.
American Red Cross
volunteers have provided
temporary shelter, emer-
gency "asistance for food
. and clothing., infant sup-
plies, and landlord verifi-
cation forms ito help the


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Flora Carter Braswell tries to hold back the tears Saturday morn-
ing, while looking at her first cousin's home that was destroyed by
a Friday night fire in Avon Park.


family with relocating. They
also referred the couple to
The Salvation Army and to


the Church Service Center in
Avon Park for additional
assistance.


Making tough choices


Continued from page 1A
home that is much below
average can be mislead-
ing.
In other words, a single
star is a bad score, not a good
one.
Caution is recommended.
Craig Robinson, chief
executive officer of Gulf
Care Health Care which
owns and operates Lake
Placid Health Care -
emphasized the rating system
is only a starting place. It
doesn't have enough infor-
mation in and of itself to pro-
vide for an enlightened deci-
sion.
Most important when pick-
ing a nursing home,
Robinson said, is the need for
a visit.
"Don't do a one-stop
(online)," he said. "The gov-
ernment had good intentions,
but you can't go by (the star
rating system) alone.
"You need to visit the nurs-
ing home and see it. Get a
feel for the place. Talk to res-
idents and workers. Look to
see if the residents are treated
with respect, dignity and
kindness. Are there enough
people on duty? How do they
interact with the residents?
Are the staff local? Is there
much turn over?" Robinson
said.
Questions of privacy,
access to telephones, televi-
sions, and snacks should be
addressed, as Well as rules
regarding storage and person-
al possessions for those mov-
ing in long term. Are pets
allowed?
Checking the menu and
visiting the dining room and
kitchen are also good ideas,
Robinson added that too
often individuals forget about
the importance of location
when picking a place to live.


Especially if they forget they
may not always be able to
drive a car.
People looking for a place
for their parents, or them-
selves, should consider the
nursing home's distance from
family, friends and activities.
Access to visitors and
transportation to a variety of
things to do are essential to
staying alert, engaged and
fulfilled.
Robinson said the current
trend is to age in place -
i.e., at home whenever
possible. He explained that
meant many residents mov-
ing into nursing homes or
assisted living places, moved
in sicker and in need of more
services when they did move.
Which makes it all the
more important, he said, to
have an in-depth understand-
ing of a nursing home's
strengths and weaknesses.
Five local nursing homes
are listed at the Medicare.gov
site.
Three of them have three
out of five stars, or an aver-
age rating.
They are: Kenilworth Care
& Rehab Center; Lake Placid
Health Care Center; and The
Oaks of Avon Park.
The two other nursing
homes listed, posted four out
of five stars, or an above
average rating. They are: The
Palms of Sebring, and Royal
Care of Avon'Park.
The News-Sun contacted
each of these five businesses
asking for details of how it
self-repoyted its data to the
Medicare rating system.
Only the Lake Placid
Health Care Center, through
its chief executive officer,
Robinson, responded. In
Robinson's case, there was a
direct line to his desk, which
he answered himself.


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Tri-county children learn

about vision safety


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The
Heartland Rural Health
Network, Inc. just wrapped
up a year long renewal grant
in the amount of $9,978 from-
the National Eye Institute.
The NEI recognizes the
importance of strengthening
the capabilities of communi-
ty-based organizations to
develop innovative eye
health education and promo-
tion projects. The Healthy
Vision Community Awards
Program provides grants to
stimulate collaborative ini-
tiatives that support the
vision objectives in Healthy
People 2010.
This grant opportunity
allowed the Heartland Rural
Health Network Inc. and the
Redlands Christian Migrant
Association to collaborative-
ly work to implement a
vision safety curriculum into
RCMA's 15 schools in
Highlands, DeSoto and
Hardee counties. The cur-
riculum entitled "Play It Safe
With Your Eyes!" is the only
comprehensive video educa-
tion program geared towards
children 5 and under. The
curriculum includes games,
story-telling, and puppetry
which enhance educational
messages on children's
vision safety.
S"Kids are able to learn
how to be safe with their
eyes through a fun and excit-
ing educational process. We
are also able to reach out to
their parents to share safety
tips on eye injury preven-


Courtesy photo
Using curriculum bought
with a nearly $10,000 grant
from National Eye Institute,
children at Redlands
Christian Migrant
Association have learned
vision safety.


tion," said Kelly J. Johnson,
the Network's health plan-
ning director. "RCMA did a
tremendous job implement-
ing this educational program
in their centers."
The grant provided fund-
ing to purchase hard bound
books, games, puppets, play
glasses/goggles, and other
items to enhance, the curricu-
lum's messages on vision
safety for young ,children.
RCMA provided 421 children
and 126 parents in the tri-
county area with vision safe-
ty education. For more infor-
mation contact Heartland
Rural Health Network, Inc. at
452-6530.


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for
the upcoming week of
January 12-16 include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, assorted
juices, apple, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese, pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni., pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, spaghetti and meat
sauce, garlic toast, chef
salad, crispy chicken Chesar,
turkey and cheese sub, dill
stackk' carrots and dip, string
. 'cheese, french fries; corn,

'fresh fruiit, diced lepaches,
chocolate chip cookie, assort-
ked juices, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
Icuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
emon toast, assorted juices,
:assorted fresh fruit, mandarin
.oranges, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
'cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, baked chicken, dinner
roll, chef salad,, crispy chick-
en salad, ham and cheese sub,
dill stack, tossed salad green
beans, mashed potatoes,
potato chips, chicken gravy,
string cheese, apple extreme
fruit, assorted fresh fruit,
:assorted juices, fruit cocktail
cup, cut fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Cinnamon
'bageler, hash brown patty,
,assorted cereals, cinnamon
,toast, assorted juices, banana,
Pineapple cup, choice of
[milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama, Sofia's
,pepperoni pizza, hot and
,spicy chicken sandwich,
'Uncrustable peanut butter
and jelly sandwich, sweet
and sour chicken and rice,
chef salad, southwestern
chicken salad, hoagie sub,
white rice, broccoli, carrots
and dip, dill stack, string
cheese, .french fries, cherry
extreme fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, applesauce, peach
Crisp, assorted juices, choice
1of milk. ..
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast


pizza, hash broivn patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, fresh Florida'
oranges, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-'
wich, tacos with toppers,
salsa, yellow rice, chef salad,
crispy chicken Caesar, ham
and cheese sub, dill stack,
seasoned potato cubes, potato
chips, corn cobbettes, string
cheese, tossed salad, assorted
juices, apple extreme fruit,
assorted fresh fruit, assorted
fruit juices, fruit cocktail
cup, cut fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Friday
-Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, hash brown patty,.
assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,"
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut'butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken tenders, dinner
roll, chef salad, crispy chick-
en salad, turkey and cheese
sub, dill stack, carrots and
dip, string cheese, french
fries, green beans, diced
peaches, assorted juices,
diced peaches, assorted fresh
fruit, cherry extreme fruit,
Rice Krispie Treats, choice of
milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk. Breakfast on
the Patio: Sausage biscuit,


assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, chef salad, crispy
chicken Caesar, turkey and
cheese sub, spaghetti with
meat sauce, garlic breadstick,
dill stack, seasoned potato
cubes, corn, string cheese,
assorted juice, diced peaches,
assorted fresh fruit, chocolate
chip cookie, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, ham and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, baked chicken,
dinner roll, dill stack, mashed
potatoes, chicken gravy, car-
rots and dip, green beans,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, cut fresh fruit,
fruit cocktail cup, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereal, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Assorted cereal bars, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, hot and spicy
chicken sandwich, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, south-
western chicken salad, sweet
and sour chicken and rice,
white rice, dill stack, baked
french fries, broccoli, string
cheese, assorted fresh fruit,
applesauce, peach crisp,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast


pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, ham and cheese sub,
chef salad, chicken Caesar
salad, tacos with toppers, yel-
low rice, salsa, dill stack,
corn cobbettes, carrots and
dip, assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, fruit cocktail cup,
cut fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk, Breakfast on the Patio:
Sausage biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni. pizza, sliced
turkey sandwich, dill stack,
tossed salad, carrots and dip,
potato chips, string cheese,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, diced peaches,
Rice Krispie Treats, choice of
milk.

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, string cheese, chilled
fruit juices, apple, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Reese's Puffs
cereal, string cheese, apple
juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
sliced ham sandwich, cheese-
burger on bun, scalloped
potatoes, corn cobbettes,
chilled fruit juices, dill stack,


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chocolate chip cookie, choice
of milk. I
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, chilled fruit
juices, banana, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Sausage biscuit,
banana, hard cooked egg,
giant graham, chocolate milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
sliced ham sandwich, barbe-.
cue pork on bun, pineapple
cup, cinnamon bears, chilled
fruit juices, Goldfish crack-
ers, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, chilled, fruit juices,
mandarin oranges, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Hard cooked egg,
giant graham, sausage bis-
cuit, grape juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
sliced turkey sandwich, bar-
becue pork or Cuban sand-
wich, sliced turkey roast, din-
ner roll, mashed potatoes,
brown gravy, buttered peas
and carrots, peach cup,
brownie, choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, chilled fruit
juices, pineapple cup, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Strawberry pop-
tart, strirtg cheese, chicken
biscuit, apple, chocolate
milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, sliced
ham sandwich, sliced turkey
roast, hot-dog on bun, potato
chips, green beans, sliced
pears, chilled fruit juices,
glazed cinnamon roll, choice
of milk.


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385-4690


Friday
Breakfast -- Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, chilled fruit juices,
fresh Florida oranges; choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Chicken biscuit,
strawberry pop-tart, string
cheese, apple juiice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand -
wich, ham chef salad, ,'liccd
ham sandwich, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, Mama
Sofia's cheese pizza, tossed
salad, orange glazed carrots,
apple, chilled fruit juices,
choice of milk.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, cheeseburger on bun,
scalloped potatoes, corn cob-
bettes, chocolate chip cookie,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, barbecue pork on bun,
carrots and dip, pineapple
cup, cinnamon bears, choice
of milk.
Wednesday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, sliced turkey roast, din-
ner roll, mashed potatoes,
brown gravy, buttered peas
and carrots, diced peaches,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Lunch -- Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, hot-dog on bun, potato
chips, green beans,qnandarin
oranges, glazed cinnamon
roll, choice of milk.
Friday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, Mama Sofia's pepper-
oni pizza, tossed salad, apple,
vanilla clodhoppers, choice
of milk.


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Woody's now
serving breakfast


News-Sun photos by ED BALDRIDGE
Katie Morales (above) enjoys the new
breakfast menu and Debra Synder
serves some of the first breakfast dishes
to Dave Robertson at Woody's Bar-B-Q
on Wednesday morning, the first day
the restaurant served its full break-
fast selection.


A Sentimental Journey

Piano and Organ Concert

Tommy Johnson and Sean Fielder will show why the
classics have stood the test of time as they perform your
favorite songs from yesteryear


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BUSINESS


LP consultant

to present in
Chicago
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Steele
Temkin Advisors will present
a seminar on "How to
Position Your Company to
Succeed in Uncertain Times"
on Tuesday, Jan. 20 Jin
Chicago. Featured speakers
are Forrest Steele and his
partner, Gene Temkin.
The program is sponsored
by Warady & Davis, a
regional accounting firm,
and The Private Bank &
Trust Co. This is part of a
series of Hot Topic
W Executive
Briefings
sponsored by
the account-
ing firm for
its clients
and other
Steele profession-
als.
This interactive briefing
will focus on "Seven
Techniques of Turnaround
Professionals," which can be
used to improve the results of
anyBusineys. _
Steeleu id ,"'hdSe t&,~-
niqes,; developed for crisis
mrni geenelet in'n distr essed
coibpani s, can,. also be
employed by Tfirms that are
not under heavy pressure -for
overall :enterprise' improve-
ment. In- the current business '
environment, many cQmpa- ,
nies ae seeking, tdleyer-.'
age i.nd protect cash flow.
This is not entirely a deen .
sive exerci ConipaiIiesg
that adjust and keep their
house on order are better
positioned to .lnefit ,frmop.,
the business dppoGtuaitiefs
that come altie:g. The se.'.
opportunities will be numer-
ous as a result of the disloca-
tions we are seeing."
Steele Temkin Advisors
serves middle market compa-
nies with financial and oper-
ational improvement. Forrest
Steele is also owner of
Aithentic Outdoor Wear in
IDal laWcid, a' retailer of
caual' wear for men and
women, at 295 E. Interlake
Blvd. '


Hagan earns
Special to the News-Sun
FORT 'MYERS John
Hagan, an estimator with
Stevens Construction, has
earned' the Leadership in
Energy and Environmental
Design', Accredited
Professional certification
from the Green Building
Certification Institute,
announced Mark Stevens,
company president. .
Hagan's certification
demonstrates a comprehen-.


Courtesy photo
RCMA Executive Director Barbara Mainster (from left), Bank of America executives
Linda Spivey and Diane Prescott, and children from RCMA's'Lake Placid Child
Development Center with the bank's $10,000 donation. Not pictured is Steve Muse,
Arcadia Bank of America manager.


Bank of America donates


$10,000 to RCMA for


local childcare services
S special to'the News-Sun on RCMA. We are delighted to have Ban'
S,. LAKE :PLACID Bank of America .of America's support."
recently donated- $10,000'to 'the Redlands' Founded in 1965 in the Redlands farmin
Christian Migrant Association for childcare area of "southern Miami-Dade County
Services in Hightlands' County. RCMA serves nearly 8,000 children at mor
-... resenting the.,checkto RCMA staff and than 70c.:hild care centers and two charte
i,'c itldien at RCMA's Lake. Placid Child schools in 21 Flrida counties.
",ODevelopment Center'were .Diane Davtes' RCMA, which has been serving familie
Prescott, Bank of America vice president in Highlands County since 1981, operate
and regional client manager for Highlandes, nine childcare centers in Avon Park, Sebrin
DeSot6l,' and Moore. Haven~i,.and Linda and Lake Placid and a regional busines
Spivey;,Bank of America senior vice presi- office in Avon Park. More than 700 childre
dent. are in RCMA centers and programs i
"This gift will generate funds to provide Highlands.
child care for 33 children in Highlands Florida's largest nonprofit childcar
County for one season," said Barbara provider, RCMA is funded by local, state
Mainster, executive director of RCMA. and federal grants, as well as the generosit
"Under our funding formulas, we can gen- of businesses, individuals, the United Wa
erate $16 in matching funds for every $1 and other organizations. Donations and vol
donated. In essence, Bank of America's unteers are always welcome. For mor
$10,000 donation makes a $160,000 impact information, see www.rcma.org.


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sive understanding of
green building prac-
tices, principles and
the LEED rating sys-
tem. The LEED pro-
gram is a nationally
accepted standard for
design, construction Ha
and operation of high
performance green buildings.
Hagan has a bachelor of
science in building construc-
tion management from
Purdue University.


Stevens Construct-
ion has worked
numerous expansion
projects for Florida
Hospital Heartland
Division.
Based in Fort
,gan Myers, Stevens
Construction special-
izes in providing. construc-
tion management, general
contracting, and consulting
services to clients and design
professionals.


Other services include site
and design team selection,
budgeting, project schedul-
ing, permitting, cost and
quality control, and warranty
service.
The company builds health
care, commercial and hospi-
tality facilities. For informa-
tion, visit www.stevenscon-
structioninc.com or call 239-
936-9006.


Course to focus on expansion or new start-up


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The REAL Road to
Business Success, which starts Jan. 26,
is a comprehensive 12-week course
designed to cover all aspects of planning
a business expansion or a new business
start-up. Attendees will meet each
Monday from 6-9 p.m. at South Florida
Community College in Avon Park. The
course will cover business basics
including operations, 'finance, market-
ing, and writing a business plan.
Area professionals such as CPAs,


attorneys, and bankers will participate
as guest speakers.
REAL is a joint effort by the
University of South Florida's Small
Business Development Center,
Heartland Workforce Board, Florida
Heartland Rural Economic
Development Initiative, and the
Highlands County Economic
Development Council. The REAL
Entrepreneurship program is specifical-
ly designed to spur local economic
development from within by "supporting


self-employment, encouraging new
business starts, and growing existing
local businesses.
To reserve a spot in the course, call
Bill McKown at 784-7379. The course
fee is $100. Attendees may qualify for a
$90 refund after completing the course.
The SFCC registrar's office does not
handle the registration for this program.
This program will not be offered
after July of this year since the grant
that funds the course will expire.


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Farm Credit appoints

Lisa Sherman dire
Special to the News-Sun worked with Wicks, Brou
ARCADIA The board Williams & Co., CPA.
of directors of Farm Credit 1992, she establish
of Southwest Florida accountancy pracrt
announced Thursday that Lake Placid witk.i
Lisa' Sherman had been Williams. A
appointed to the board as a ment, sh!ees
director of the association. gle'pa' I
Farm Credit is an agricul- CPA,:PA.,
tural leading cooperative Sh-ei i
headquartered in Arcadia. Bert -HaII
Sherman is a certified daughter" l$
public accountant with a live in Lake
practice based in Lake "Farm drt.i
Placid. She specializes in ing agricult"
estate and tax plan- our are
ning and provides Sherma' i
services for many honored
citrus and cattle been name j
operations through- board of su-,
out Southwest cessful in
Florida. institutions :
"Lisa brings a i"Sherman T rboardi"
wealth of financial i.. 'atff are high*i
and agricultural expertise to ified and I'm lookin
our board," said Walter S. ward to working wiithlthem!
Farr, chairman of the board. to serve the. fi ed s
"For that reason, we have of farmers rs .
appointed her as a member throughout thest
of our Audit Committee," Florida."
he added. The Audit Farm Credit of Southwest
Committee is responsible Florida is a part of the Farm
for the oversight of audit Credit System, a nationwide
functions and internal con- network of agricultural and
trols, rural leading institutions
Sherman grew up on a cooperatively e .owned by
cattle ranch in Okeechobee their borrowers.
and she currently runs a cat- Farm Credit helps :ain-
tle operation there in part- tain and improve the quality
nership with her father, Bill of life in rural America and
Sherman. After graduating on the farm through it con-
from Webber College with a stant commitment to com-
bachelor's degree in petitive lendin .and xpert
accounting, Sherman financial services.


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Career Academy takes field trip to Highlands Hammock


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Highlands
Soil and Water Conservation
District hosted a field trip to
Highlands Hammock State
Park for the Career Academy
on Jan. 6. The students
enjoyed special tram rides,
scavenger hunts, walking
trails and lunch grilled by
HSWCD supervisors Jimmy
Wohl and Gregg Hartt. The
hamburgers and hot dogs
were donated by Hendrick's
Corner in Avon Park.
The Career Academy is a
program at South Florida
Community College where a
student can earn their high
school diploma and receive
college credits at the same
time. With this program, stu-


dents will be ready to enter
the workforce immediately
upon high school graduation.
Corine Burgess, Natural
Resources specialist, and
Erin McCarta, Lakes
Management assistant, staff
members for HSWCD have
been working with the Career
Academy for several months.
They are exposing the stu-
dents to career opportunities
in the environmental field.
Over the past few months the
students have learned how to
make a composter and how
the composter works to recy-
cle organic materials. The
next time Burgess and
McCarta visited the students
they explored the littoral
zone of Lake Glenada learn-


ing about the plants and ani-
mal in the lake. The next
month the students learned to
identify exotic and invasive
plants and then put on their
work gloves and removed
Brazilian Peppers from the
SFCC campus.
The field trip to Highlands
Hammock State Park was a
hands-on learning experience
for the students. Exposing the
students to the natural
resources in Highlands
County, will make them better
steward of the environment.
Who knows, the next time
you go to the park maybe one
of the students will be the
newest ranger.


Courtesy photo
Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a field trip to Highlands Hammock
State Park for the Career Academy on Jan. 6. The students enjoyed special tram rides,
scavenger hunts, walking trails and lunch.


PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Jan. 8, 2008
On this day, Highlands
County public safety officials
also ran calls for 1 missing
juvenile (1 missing adult), 37
traffic stops, 1 child abuse (1
adult abuse), 2 juvenile trou-
ble, 2 domestic disputes (3
battery delayed), 15 alarms
and 1 fire alarm.
23:52, Whatley Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
23:51, U.S. 27 S.-Lake
Jackson Condos, Follow-up.
23:38, Notre Dame St.,
Disturbance.
23:36, N. Orangewood St.,
Burglary.
23:33, Ponderosa Rd.,
Assist noise ordinance.
23:30, Fernvale Ave.,
Assist noise ordinance.
23:29, U.S. 27 N.,
Suspicious person.
23:21, No address,
Mentally ill person.
23:10, Starfish Ave., Theft
delayed.
22:50, Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's
Department, Follow-up.
22:32, W. Garrett Rd.-
Beachfront Club, Special
detail.
22:31, Cornelius Ave.,
Suspicious person.
22:13, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Assist agency.
21:55, Sebring Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill,
Special detail.
21:53, U,.S. 27 N.-The
Bluffs, Burglary.
21:51, U.S. 27, Radar
request.
21:49, Savannah Circle,
Suspicious incident.
21:48, Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
21:48, U.S. 27 S.-
Sweetbay Grocery,
Suspicious person.
21:47, Commercial Dr.-
Self Storage, Suspicious per-
son.
21:34, Lakeview Dr.,
Accident with unknown
injury.
21:27, Shoreline Dr.,



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 deci-
sion or mail a copy to the
paper and the News-Sun will
be happy to report that infor-
mation. 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. 8:
* Teddy Allen Barwick, 56,
of Zolfo Springs, was
charged with probation viola-
tion, misdemeanor warrant
for battery.
* Jeraldine Brown, 36, of
Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor warrant for driving
under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs.
* Shaquashia S. Coker, 19,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial
for larceny, petit, first
offense.
* Taynalia Venoda Eubanks,
26, of Sebring, was charged
with failing to pay pre-pay-


Suspicious person.
21:07, U.S. 27, Suspicious
vehicle.
21:03, U.S. 27 N.-
Fairmount Cinema Square,
Harassment delayed.
20:48, U.S. 27 N.-
Fairmount Cinema Square,
Stolen vehicle delayed.
20:48, First St., Warrant
service.
20:44, S. Lake Blvd.,
Assist public-ATC.
20:40, Sebring Parkway,
Suspicious vehicle.
20:33, U.S. 27 S.-
Pizzano's Pizza Grinders,
Harassment delayed.
20:27, Highlands Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
20:23, S. Tangerine Dr.-
Lake Placid Middle School,
Suspicious person.
20:13, U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Animal
bite.
20:04, U.S. 27-X2
(Bayview St.), Reckless driv-
er.
20:01, N. Lake Dr.-
Highlands Regional Medical,
Animal bite.
19:58, Lark Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:36, Rachel Dr.,
Harassment delayed.
19:30, E. S.R. 70 N.-
Glades Electric staging area,
Suspicious vehicle.
19:00, Avon Park Sub
Station-U.S. 27, Suspicious
person.
18:41, Sago Palm Dr.,
Follow-up.
18:41, U.S. 27 S.-Dollar
General Store, Theft delayed.
18:40, U.S. 27 N.-Love
Buggs Car Wash, Civil dis-
pute.
18:38, Dal Hall Blvd.-U.S.
27, Accident without injury.
18:31, S. Florida Ave.-
Peppertree Apts.,, Narcotics
violation.
18:27, Wightman Ave.,
Theft delayed.
18:24, U.S. 27, Accident
without injury.
18:19, U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Follow-


ment plan for battery, con-
tempt of court.
* Tommy Salvalas Hall, 34,
of Avon Park, was registered
as a criminal for possession
of marijuana, with intent to
sell.
* Joshua Reese Jones, 33, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
two counts of driving under
the influence of alcohol or
drugs and damaging proper-
ty; and DUI, first offense.
* Doana Fay Pandol, 48, of
Frostproof, was recommitted
for driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs, sec-
ond or third offense.
* Audrey Jean Perro, 30, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for possession of controlled
substance without prescrip-
tion; and possession of nar-
cotic equipment and/or use.
* Cristina Nicole Prescott,
20, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for larceny, petit, first degree
of property; passing forged,
altered, bank bill, note, check
or draft; forgery of altered


up.
18:15, N. Ridgewoo
Sebring Police Depart
Assist public-ATC.
18:15, U.S. 27 N.-
Bowling Lanes, Follow
18:10, Summit
Follow-up.
18:02, Kenilworth I
Sebring High School, S
detail.
17:53, Monza Dr.,
public-ATC.
17:46, Lakeview
Dollar General, Susp
incident.
-17:43, Fernleaf
Highlands County Sh
Office, Follow-up.
17:37, E. S.R. 70-(
Electric staging
Suspicious incident.
17:36, N. Ridgewoo
Sebring Police Depar
Follow-up.
17:35, U.S. 27 N.-B
Outlet, Theft IP.
17:29, Green Drago:
Lake Placid High Sc
Special detail.
17:27, N. S.R. 17-Ta
BP Food Mart, Theft de
17:15, Haw Branch
Country Club of Se
Special detail.
17:03, U.S. 27 S.-]
No. 78, Accident w
injury.
17:02, S. Tangerine
Lake Placid Middle S
Special detail.
17:01, Osceola
Warrant service.
16:52, Schumacher
Hill Gustat Middle S
Special detail.
16:51, U.S. 27
Sweetbay Grocery, The
16:48, Magnolia
Burglary delayed.
16:43, Washington
Suspicious incident.
16:38, Welcome
Suspicious incident.
16:34, W. Pleasan
Fire.
16:34, Mundell
Warrant service.
16:08, Harlando
Assist agency.


bank bill, note, check
draft; and using or poss
identification of anothe
son without consent.
* Kristin Noelle Sh
37, of Deltona, was ch
with probation viol
felony warrant for poss
of mathamphetamine;
warrant for possessi(
Alprazolam.
* Shawn Patrick Ste
18, of Lake Placid,
charged with probation
tion, misdemeanor w
for carrying a conc
weapon; knowingly d
while license suspend
revoked; possession
cannabis; and possessi
drug parapher
* Nancy Jearme Th
25, of Sebring, was r
mitted from court for d
under the influence of
hol or drugs, second of:
* Justin Thomas Wein
of Sebring, awaiting tri
possession of marijuan
more than 20 grams; la
petit, first offense; tam]
with, fabricating or de
ing evidence; and poss(
of narcotic equipment
use.
* Kamia Nije' William
of Lake Placid, awaitin
for larceny, petit,
offense.


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16:04, Whatley Blvd.,
Assist agency.
16:03, Aleutian St.,
Suspicious incident.
16:00, S. Orange St.-
Highlands County Jail,
Warrant service.
* 15:59, Bayview St.,
Criminal mischief/vandal-
ism.
15:58, Kerry Dr., Follow-
up.


15:41, Main St.-Donaldson
Dr.- Park, Suspicious person.
icious 15:37, U.S. 27, Disabled
vehicle.
Ave.- 15:35, U.S. 27 S.-Sunrise
eriff's Mini Warehouse, Follow-up.
15:26, W. Pleasant St.-
Glades Avon Park Police
area, Department, Suspicious inci-
dent.
d Dr.- 15:19, S. Highlands Ave.-
tment, Children's Advocacy Center,
Assist agency.
Beall's 15:16, Home Ave.,
Highway obstruction.
n Dr.- 15:13, Shontee Ave.-X2
school, (Sebring Parkway), Highway
obstruction.
aylor's 15:10, Muriel Ave.,
layed. Follow-up.
i Rd.- 15:07, Heartland Blvd.,
bring, Accident without injury.
14:58, U.S. 27 S.-Winn
Publix Dixie Plaza, Suspicious per-
ithout son.
14:40, Douglas Ave.,
Dr.- Suspicious incident.
chool, 14:31, Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's
Ave., Office, Assist public-ATC.
14:25, Orange St.-
Rd.- Highlands County Jail,
chool, Recommitted from court.
14:15, W. Center St.-
S.- Sebring Public Library,
ft IP. Suspicious vehicle.
Place, 13:36, Authority Lane-
Sebring Airport, Follow-up.
Blvd., 13:31, W. Pleasant St.-
Avon Park Police
Dr., Department, Assist with VIN
check.
t St., 13:28, U.S. 27 S.-Winn
Dixie, Suspicious incident.
Ave., 13:15, Hill Ct., Warrant
service.
Ave., 12:59, U.S. 27 S.-Alan Jay
Saturn and GMC Truck,
Assist with VIN check.
12:49, U.S. 27 S.-Bank of
America, Suspicious person.
ck or 12:42, Denise Ave.,
essing Burglary delayed.
r per- 12:41, Prince Ave.,
Warrant service.
epard, 12:23, Orange St.-
harged Highlands County Jail,
ation, Warrant service.
ession 12:21, U.S. 27 N.-Mid
and Florida Credit Union,
on of Suspicious incident.
12:13, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
dman, Sebring Police Department,
was Harassment delayed.


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12:05, N. U.S. 27-Sears,
Theft delayed.
11:56, Martin Luther King
Terrace Apts., Harassment
delayed.
11:46, Authority Lane-
Sebring Airport, Suspicious
incident.
11:40, E. Main St.-Avon
Park City Hall, Assist public-
ATC.
11:16, Fernleaf Ave.-
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office, Assist agency.
11:06, U.S 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Follow-up.
11:00, W. Lake Dr.,
Follow-Up.
10:57, U.S. 27 N.-Ridge
Mobile Home Park, Burglary
delayed.
10:57, U.S. 27 S.-
Walgreen's, Accident without
injury.
10:43, S. Pine St.-Hughes
Supply Inc., Fire.
10:43, U.S. 27, Fire.
10:40, N. Commerce Ave.,
Suspicious incidefit.
10:36, U.S. 27, Fire brush.
10:35, Leona Dr., Warrant
service.
10:34, High Ave., Follow-
up.
10:22, E. Center' Ave.,
Assist public-ATC.
10:15, Mike Kahn Rd.,
Theft delayed.
10:10, Lakeview Dr.-
Lakeview Terrace Apts.,
Warrant service.
09:56, W. Hill St., Follow-
up.
09:49, S. Commerce Ave.-
Courthouse, Recommitted
from court.
09:46, N. McCullough Rd.,
Trespassing delayed.
09:39, W. Cornell St.,
Animal complaint.
09:34, Whiting Dr., Assist
public-ATC.
09:32, N. Poinsettia Ave.-
First Presbyterian Church,
Criminal mischief/vandal-
ism.
09:32, Whatley Blvd.,
Warrant service.
09:29, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Theft delayed.
09:26, W. Cornell St.-
Macklin Automotive, Stolen
or lost tag.
09:22, U.S. 27 S.-Sebring
Heart Center, Accident with-
out injury.
09:20, Shankhill Rd.-
Hidden Acres Nursery, Theft
delayed.
09:09, U.S. 27 S.-Sunrise
Mini Warehouse, Burglary
delayed.
08:59, U.S. 27, Disabled
vehicle.
08:53, E. State St., Warrant


service.
08:42, U.S. 27, Accident
without injury.
08:27, U.S. 27 N.-Florida'
Hospital Lake Placid,;
Transport.
08:16, Washington Blvd.:
N.W., Civil dispute.
07:56, U.S. 27 S.-Burger.
King Lake Placid, Suspicious,
incident.
07:54, U.S. 27-Hand:
Rehabilitation, Accident.
without injury.
07:34, U.S. 27, Accident,
with unknown injury.
07:31, S. Railroad Ave.-'
Jahna Concrete, Follow-up.
07:21, U.S. 27 S.-
Lakeshore Mobile Home'
Park, Burglary delayed.
07:00, Lake Groves Rd.,
Radar request.
06:32, Hillside Dr.,
Warrant service.
06:26, Booker Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
06:25, Pearl Terrace,
Warrant service.
06:15, Emergency Lane-
Dr. Holmes' Office,"
Suspicious incident.
04:01, Spinks Rd., Warrant'
service.
03:38, W. Allamanda
Blvd., Assist noise ordinance.
03:38, Old Oak Ave.,
Warrant service.
03:19, Aston-Martin Dr.,
Warrant service.
03:19, U.S. 27-X2 (Dal
Hall Blvd.), Miscellaneous
incident.
02:21, No address,
Miscellaneous incident.
02:13, E. Winthrop St.,
Warrantservice.
02:12, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
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OBAMA INAUGURATION TRANSFER OF POWER








A day of pomp and tradition


Sresident-elect Barack Obama's inauguration is
one of the most highly anticipated political
events in years. With all of the excitement sur-
rounding the event, it's easy to forget there have been
many inaugurations before it. Over the years, the inau-
guration has become highly formalized, with the day's
scheduled events taking on almost ritualistic signifi-
cance.

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE
Officially begun in 1933 with Franklin Delano
Roosevelt's attendance of a church service at St.
John's Episcopal Church (Washington quietly visited a
church before his first inauguration), nearly every
president since has decided to participate in faith serv-
ices on the morning of the inauguration. While most
presidents went to Protestant or other Christian
churches, John F. Kennedy, the nation's first Roman
Catholic president, attended services at Holy Trinity
Church.

PROCESSION TO THE CAPITOL
Every president has had a form of procession to the
swearing-in ceremony, but the procedure we see today
was established in 1849 with Zachary Taylor's,inaugu-
ration ceremony. After being escorted to the White
House by the Joint Congressional Committee on
Inaugural Ceremonies commonly referred to as the
JCCIC the president-elect, vice-president-elect and
their spouses are joined by the outgoing president and
vice president to journey to the Capitol for the swear-
ing-in ceremony. Most presidents have ridden to their
inaugurations in a carriage or automobile. Thomas
Jefferson and Andrew Jackson both walked to their
ceremonies. In 1869, Andrew Johnson became the
third outgoing president to not accompany his succes-
sor on the procession; Johnson was inside the White
House until his term expired at noon, signing last-
minute bills into law.

VICE PRESIDENT'S
SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
The Constitution specifically requires the vice pres-
ident and other elected officials to step forward to take
an oath to defend the Constitution, but unlike the pres-
idential oath, it does not specify the form that oath
must take. Also unlike the presidential oath, a variety
of public officials can and have administered the oath
to the incoming vice president. The oath, dictated by
Congress, is the same one repeated by senators, repre-
sentatives and other government officers, and has been
in use since 1884. Since 1981, the swearing-in cere-
monies have been held at the west front terrace of the
Capitol.

PRESIDENT'S SWEARING-IN
CEREMONY AND INAUGURAL
ADDRESS
Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution
includes the oath of the office of president. The presi-
dent is typically sworn in by the chief justice of the
Supreme Court in front of the Capitol, though this has
frequently changed due to circumstance. The oath
reads:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will
faithfully execute the office of President of
the United States, and will to the best of my
ability, preserve, protect and defend the
Constitution of the United States."

And, of course, the president's swearing-in ceremo-
ny is accompanied by the inaugural address, which is
often the most anticipated portion of the inauguration.
Though George Washington's first address was lack-
luster, other addresses have set the tone for the presi-
dency. William Henry Harrison gave his inaugural
address the longest on record in bitterly cold and
inclement weather, which was widely speculated to
have caused his death a month later.


esident-elect Woodrow Wilson, left, and
esident William H. Taft, right, share a laugh at
a White House prior to Wilson's inauguration
remony in 1913.

DEPARTURE OF
THE OUTGOING PRESIDENT
The 1889 "Handbook of Official and Social
Etiquette and Public Ceremonies at Washington"
described the ceremony this way:

"His departure from the Capital is attended
with no ceremony, other than the presence of
the members of his late Cabinet and a few
officials and personal friends. The President
leaves the Capital as soon as practicable
after the inauguration of his successor.'.'

But from the start'- the 1798 inauguration of John
Adams, attended by Washington the public has
always paid a great deal of attention to the outgoing
president. In recent years, newly installed presidents
have accompanied their predecessors to a helicopter
waiting to see the former president and his spouse off.


RICHARD NIXON LIBRARY/NATIONAL ARCHI
President Richard Nixon dances with wife Patricia at an inaugural ball in Washington in 1973.


INAUGURAL LUNCHEON
This tradition started in-1897, when the Senate
Committee on Arrangements gave a luncheon for
President William McKinley. Other presidents played
host in a similar manner in 1945, Roosevelt hosted
more than 2,000 guests at the White House. The tradi-
tion did not begin in its current official form until
1953, when President Dwight Eisenhower and 50 other
guests of the JCCIC ate creamed chicken, baked ham
and potato puffs in the Old Senate Chamber. The
JCCIC luncheon usually includes speeches, gifts from
the JCCIC and toasts to the new administration.

INAUGURAL PARADE
Going back to the first, the parade is an
Inauguration Day standby. When the JCCIC has con-
cluded its luncheon, the president and vice president
will journey down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White
House amid streamers, confetti and general celebra-
tion. While the first parades were informal affairs,
James Madison was accompanied by cavalry during
his 1809 inauguration, setting the tone for the future.
Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration in 1865 -
148 years before this year's swearing-in of Barack
Obama was the first time blacks were allowed to


march in the parade.

INAUGURAL BALL
Though the practice began informally, with multiple
balls following Washington's first inauguration, the
growing number of balls necessitated the construction
of dedicated ballrooms in Judiciary Square. Eventually,
the idea of a single ball that could accommodate thou-
sands of guests was embraced by partygoers who
wished to view the newly sworn-in president. The
event was canceled for the first time in 1853, when
Franklin Pierce wished to mourn the loss of his son.
Sixty years later, Woodrow Wilson firmly canceled the
inaugural ball, and the practice of private parties
sprang up when Warren G. Harding asked for a simple
affair without pageantry to mark the occasion of his,
inauguration. In 1949, Harry Truman revived the prac-
tice of the ball, and Eisenhower's inauguration in 1953
necessitated a second ball due to great demand for
tickets. The number of balls reached a high of 14 dur-
ing the second inauguration of President Bill Clinton
in 1997.
McClatchy-Tribune
SOURCE: YALE LAW SCHOOL'S AVALON PROJECT: INAUGURAL.SENATE.
GOV


Inaugural parade route

The presidential inaugural parade will follow the same route as the first parade at James Madison's
inauguration in 1809.

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INAUGURATION
SCHEDULE
This is a tentative schedule for
the inauguration of President-
elect Barack Obama and relat-
ed events.

Jan. 17
President-elect Barack Obama
and his family will begin their
trek to D.C. via Amtrak train.
Beginning with an event in
Philadelphia, they will also
make a stop in Wilmington,
Del. (to pick up Vice-President-
elect Joe Biden and family)
before another event in
Baltimore, Md.


Jan. 18
There will be a welcome event
Sunday afternoon at the
Lincoln Memorial. It is open to
the public.

Jan. 19
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
the Obama and Biden families
will dedicate their time to serv-
ing others across D.C. in a
National Day of Community
Service event. A youth concert
will be held that evening at the
Verizon Center in downtown
D.C.

Jan. 20
Inauguration Day
7 a.m.-Visitors can
begin entering parade route
9 a.m.-Gates to the
inaugural ceremony open
N 10 a.m.-Inauguration
begins with a musical prelude
The rest of the, inauguration
program is as follows:
Musical selections: The
United States Marine Band;
the San Francisco Boys
Chorus and the San Francisco
Girls Chorus,
Call to order and wel-
coming remarks: Dianne
Feinstein
Invocation: Dr. Rick
Warren, Saddleback Church,
Lake Forest, Calif.
Musical selection:
Aretha Franklih
Oath of office adminis-
tered to Vice President-elect
Joe Biden by Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court
John Paul Stevens
Musical selection: John
Williams, composer/arranger;
Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yo-Yo
Ma, cello; Gabriela Montero,
piano; Anthony McGill, clarinet
Noon-Oath of office
administered to President-
elect Obama by U.S.
Supreme Court Chief Justice
John G. Roberts Jr.
Obama's inaugural
address
Poem: Elizabeth
Alexander
Benediction: The
Reverend Dr. Joseph E.
Lowery
The National Anthem:
The United States Navy Band
"Sea Chanters"
After the ceremony, the
president attends a luncheon
organized by the Joint
Congressional Committee on
Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC)
in the Statuary Hall in the U.S.
Capitol.
Following the luncheon, the
inaugural parade will go along
Pennsylvania Ave., from the
steps of the Capitol building to
the White Houise.
In the evening the president
attends official balls, which are
planned by the Presidential
Inaugural Committee.


Jan. 21
The newly sworn-in president
and vice president will partici-


pate in a prayer service.

SOURCES: INAUGURAL.SENATE.GOV,
PIC2009.ORG


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LIVING


News-sun photo by DAN HUtEHiNE
Tevin Toney takes it hard to the bucket, but was whistled
for a charge on this drive in Friday's 61-58 loss to visiting
DeSoto.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING If there were
another minute or so in the
game Friday night, Sebring
may well have pulled this one
out, as the momentum in the
waning minutes was all flow-
ing its' way.
But the buzzer came just a
bit too soon as the Blue
Streaks stirring comeback
ended with a 61-58 home loss
to the DeSoto Bulldogs to
move Sebring's district
record to 2-3, almost halfway
through the league schedule.
"The guys fought," head
coach Princeton Harris said.
"This was a good game
between two good teams. We
played hard, but we've got to
play a full game. We can't get
behind with a bad quarter."
That quarter would have
been the opening one, when
the Bulldogs unleashed their
long-range arsenal.
Anthony Rush drained two
from downtown and Curtis
McIntosh added another
while Sebring couldn't seem
to find the basket.
All seven .of the Blue
Streaks first-quarter points
came at the free throw line
and they saw themselves
looking up at a 17-7 score.


But roles were then
reversed over the next eight
minutes as Jewel Campbell
made his presence known.
The 6-foot, 8-inch junior
may as well have been hold-
ing up a "Detour" sign, as
there were no clear lanes to
the basket.
Other than one field goal,
DeSoto was the one now only
scoring from the line, and
Campbell added a thunderous
follow-up dunk that ignited
.the home crowd.
J.C. Howard came in and
added to driving buckets,
Devin Clarke found his way
inside for two and after
"Mighty" Joe Young hit one-
of-two free throws, Jake
Trussell laid one in at the
buzzer to close the gap to 22-
18 at the half.
Sebring got as close as 22-
20 early in the third, but
again the threes came pour-
ing out of the sky for the
'Dogs as Greg Summers,
Jonathan Richardson and
McIntosh each canned on in
building the lead up to as
many as 10 at 34-24.
The Streaks came roaring
back, however, scoring the
last eight points of the period
to make it 34-32 going into
the final frame.


A 9-1 run to start the fourth
put DeSoto back to a 43-33
lead before Sebring again
started chipping away.
They got it to 45-39 at the
3:57 mark, only to see the
Bulldogs stretch it back to
54-43 with 2:18 left.
Chris Grubb then drove the
lane, switching to his left
hand to get around the
defender and score.
Young followed a shot and
hit a 12-foot jumper around a
Jumane Robinson lay-up to
get it to 56-49 with 1:22 left.
With the full-court press
now in full swing, Sebring
continued chipping away,
snagging turnovers and get-
ting offensive opportunities.
Clarke hit two free throws,
Grubb hit one-of-two and
then scored on a lay-in off a
Clarke steal to make it 57-54
with a scant 41.2 seconds
left.
Trussell then gathered in
another turnover from the
press and converted to make
it a one-point game.
Unfortunately, a flagrant
foul was called which led to
one-of-two at the line and
DeSoto possession, from
which they scored another-
two at the line to make it 60-
57.


Trussell kept hope alive
with a baseline jumper, and a
last gasp of hope was still
alive when Summers made
one-of-two free throws,
keeping the Streaks within a
three-pointer of sending the
game to overtime.
But, while Grubb's last-
second shot was on line, it
fell just short and the
Bulldogs had escaped with
the win.
"We've played Braden
River, Palmetto, Booker,
Hardee and now DeSoto,"
head coach Princeton Harris
said. "We lost to Braden
River, Palmetto and DeSoto
and still have Avon Park.
"It just goes to show how
interesting the district is
going to be this year," he
continued. "We had some
performances tonight, with
Jewel really making a differ-
ence, J.C. coming in and giv-
ing us some offense and
Tevin Toney really being
more consistent. If we just
play like we know we can,
we'll be all right."
Clarke would lead the Blue
Streak scoring with 13, while
Trussell added 12 and Grubb
11.


Harder heads to the wire


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING Candace
Schepperle's second-round
lead didn't last very long, but
she reclaimed it Friday and is
in the driver's seat heading
into Saturday's final round of
the 54th Harder Hall
Women's Invitational
Tournament.
Shortly after posting.her.
69 Thursday, after a first-
round 71, Schepperle came
into the scorer's tent with the
lead.
But minutes later,
Jacksonville Bolles senior
Amelia Lewis came off the
course with a 68, also after a
first-round 71, to quickly
take over the lead.
Playing together. in the
final group Friday, a distinc-
tion they will share Saturday
as well, Schepperle and
Lewis went at it stroke-for-
stroke each playing the first
nine holes in a one-under 35.
Schepperle birdied the sec-
ond and sixth holes, while
carding a bogie on the third.
Lewis sank birdie putts on
the fourth and sixth and took
a bogie on the second to
maintain her one-shot lead at
the 'turn.
And though Schepperle ran
into bogies on the 16th and
18th holes of the back nine,
she more than offset those


with birdies on the 11th, 12th
and 17th to card another 35
for a two-under 70 and six-
under, three-round total of
210.
Lewis, meanwhile, went
birdie free on the back nine
and dropped behind by two
when she bogied the 12th
while Schepperle birdied it.
Schepperle's bogie on the
16th closed the gap to one,
but her birdie on the 17th
pushed it to two and it looked
like things were going to get
much worse for Lewis on the
same hole.
Her second shot, going for
the green over water, didn't
quite clear it, plopping into a
mixture of sand, mud and
water on the far bank.
"I could have taken the
drop," she said. "But since I
didn't clear the water, I
would have had to drop back
behind it. I just figured I
might as well try to play it."
A hearty swing got it out of
the one predicament and
landed her squarely into
another, as the ball inexplica-
bly plugged into the side of
the sand trap just beneath the
lip.
Another hardy, albeit a bit
more awkward with her feet
at a 45-degree angle, swing
saw the ball get out of the
sand, but just a few feet for-
ward onto the fringe of the


green.
She, fortunately for her,
got up and down for a
remarkable bogie that could
have been much worse -
instead she was still within
three shots and, after
Schepperle's bogie on the
18th, got it back to two with
her back-nine 38 and 73 for
the day to put her at 212 after
three rounds.
"Again, I played all right,
but still left some shots out
there," Schepperle said. "But
I'm happy with how it turned
out and I look forward to
tomorrow."
And before either
Schepperle or Lewis get
caught up too much in each
other's score, there are more
players well within reach.
Cindy LaCrosse, of Tampa
and a player at Louisville,
came in with a 71 on the day
for a three-round. 214, and
Holly Clyburn, of
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire,
England carded a three-under
69 to have a 214 total as well.
Right behind them is
University of Virginia'sJ
Whitney Neuhauser, of
Barboursville, VA, with a 6
215, 15-year old Jessica
Korda of Bradenton at 216
and still within striking dis-
tance are Wendi Golden, News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Alexandra Bodemann and Third-round leader, Candace Schepperle, stares down the 18th hole Friday before finishing
Meghan Bolger, all at 219. up a two-under par 70 to move to six-under for the tournament heading into the final day.


Dragons boot Blue Streaks


Courtesy photo
Yurriba Terrones, #20, and Max Copely battle for
the ball Friday night.Terrones would tally her 23rd
goal of the season as Lake Placid topped the Lady
Blue Streaks with a 2-0 win. Go to
www.newssun.com for the complete recap of the
game.


Dragons outpush Bulldogs


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID One
of the perks of having a
bigger weightlifting team
than your opponent is that it
almost guarantees a victory.
Thursday evening,
Lake Placid dominated
the Desoto Bulldogs 45-7
thanks to having a larger
team along with several
impressive performances.
"This was a good meet to
.get us back ready to com-
pete," commented head
Green Dragon coach
Donald Ridgeway. "We had
several girls that worked
out hard during break and it
showed big time."
The Dragons took home
the top spots in the 119-
pound weight class with
Jerica Worley taking first
place with a lift total of 170
pounds while teammate
Tobisha Andrews took sec-
ond with 140 pounds.


Marbelly Creel finished
in first place with 160
pounds lifted in the 129-
pound weight class while
teammates Takeidra
Walker took second and
Sonja Mensching third.
Mary Price of Desoto
finished first at 139 pounds
with a total of 215 pounds,
while freshman Katelyn
Dunton took second with
210 pounds and Morgan
Sherwood took third.
In the 154-pound weight
class Selena Smith had a
personal best 230 pounds
lifted to take first place as
Marlene Walton finished
in second place and
Tiffany Smith took third.
Taquasha Hawthorne
also had a personal best
265 pounds in the 169-
pound weight class with a
bench press of 130 and a
clean and jerk of 135.
Sierra Weaver followed


with another outstanding
performance, taking second
with lifts of 225 and Lexi
Harris took home third
place with 195 pounds lift-
ed.
Keshondra Holdman
took home the top spot in
the unlimited weight class
with a lift total of 230
pounds while Micaela
Strickland of Desoto took
second with 200 pounds.
Lake Placid faces off
with Avon Park Saturday
morning in what could
prove to be the Dragons
first big test of the year.
"Avon Park is a good
team," said Ridgeway.
"They have some girls
that are really strong and News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
are well coached. I hope Lady Green Dragon Taquesha Hawthorne
that our girls come out went for a personal best 265-pound total
and do their best, espe- between bench press and clean -and-jerk
cially since it is kind of Thursday in Lake Placid's latest weightlift-
.. ing victory, this one a drubbing of visiting
the dress rehearsal for DeSoto.
subsectionals next week."


News-Sun


Sunday, January 11, 2009


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THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 3
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17, OT
Sunday, Jan. 4
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 10
Baltimore at Tennessee, late
Arizona at Carolina, late
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 9 .763 -
New Jersey' 18 19 .48610%
Philadelphia. 16 20 .444 12
Toronto 16 21 .43212Y2
New York 13 21 .382 14
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Orlando 29 8 .784 -
Atlanta 22 13 .629 6
Miami 19 16 .543 9
Charlotte 13 24 .351 16
Washington 7 28 .200 21
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 29 6 .829 -
Detroit 22 12 .647 6%
Milwaukee 18 20 .474 12Y%
Chicago 16 20 .444 13%2
Indiana 13 23 .361 16%
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 24 11 .686 -
New Orleans 22 11 .667 1
Dallas 22 .14 .611 2Y
Houston 23 15 .605 22
Memphis 11 26 .297 14
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Denver 25 13 .658 -
Portland 21 14 .600 2Y%
Utah 21 15 .583 3
Minnesota 10 25 .28613%2
Oklahoma City 5 32 .13519Y2
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 29 6 .829 -
Phoenix 20 13 .606 8
Golden State 10 27 .270 20
L.A. Clippers 8 28.22221 %
Sacramento 8 29 .216 22
Friday's Games
Philadelphia 93, Charlotte 87
Toronto 103, Memphis 82
Orlando 121, Atlanta 87
New Orleans 107, LA. Clippers 80
Houston 98, Oklahoma City 96
Cleveland 98, Boston 83
Chicago 98, Washington 86
Milwaukee 104, New Jersey 102
Detroit 93, Denver 90
Phoenix 128, Dallas 100
Miami 119, Sacramento 115, OT
L.A. Lakers 121, Indiana 119
Saturday's Games
Charlotte at Washington, late
Milwaukee at Minnesota, late
New York at Houston, late
Oklahoma City at Chicago, late
Detroit at Utah, late
Golden State at Portland, late
Sunday's Games
Boston at Toronto, 12:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 2 p.m.
Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
Orlando at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Indiana at Golden State, 9 p.m.
Miami at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Philadelphia 22 10 9 53136123
N.Y. Rangers 24 15 4 52116117
New Jersey 23 14 3 49119105
Pittsburgh 20 18 4 44127130
N.Y. Islanders 12 26 4 28109154
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 30 7 4 64149 93
Montreal 24 10 6 54 127105
Buffalo 21 15 5 47119114
Toronto 16 19 6 38123148
Ottawa 13 20 6 32 93 117
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 27 12 3 57135120
Carolina 21 16 5 47110122
Florida 19 16 6 44112115
Tampa Bay 12 19 10 34101127
Atlanta 14 23 5 33120149
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 28 7 5 61 150112


Chicago 22 9 7 51 139 98
Columbus 19 18 4 42107112
Nashville 18 19 3 39 99 117
St. Louis 1621 3 35118136
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 25 12 4 54 130121
Vancouver 22 16 5 49125116
Colorado 21 19 1 43108117
Minnesota 20 17 3 43 98 90
Edmonton 19 18 3 41 111122
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 30 5 5 65139 96
Anaheim 21 17 5 47 122 121
Phoenix 20 17 5 45105120


Los Angeles 17 17 6 40102109
Dallas 17 17 5 39112135
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Friday's Games
Columbus 3, Washington 0
Buffalo 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, SO
San Jose 4, Edmonton 1
Tampa Bay 4, Anaheim 3
St. Louis 6, Vancouver 4
Saturday's Games
Carolina at Boston, late
Atlanta at Florida, late
Pittsburgh at Colorado, late
Buffalo at Detroit, late
N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, late
Washington at Montreal, late
Minnesota at Columbus, late
Toronto at Philadelphia, late
Chicago at Nashville, late
Dallas at Phoenix, late
San Jose at Vancouver, late
New Jersey at Los Angeles, late
Sunday's Games
Nashville at Chicago, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Edmonton, 8 p.m.


SATURDAY. DEC. 20
EagleBank Bowl
Wake Forest 29, Navy 19
New Mexico Bowl
Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35
St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl
South Florida 41, Memphis 14
Las Vegas Bowl
Arizona 31, BYU 21
SUNDAY. DEC. 21
New Orleans Bowl
Southern Mississippi 30, Troy 27, OT
TUESDAY. DEC. 23
Poinsettia Bowl
TCU 17, Boise State 16
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 24
Hawaii Bowl
Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21
FRIDAY. DEC. 26
Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21
SATURDAY. DEC. 27
Meineke Bowl
West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30
Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State 42, Wisconsin 13
Emerald Bowl
California 24, Miami 17
SUNDAY. DEC. 28
Independence Bowl
Louisiana Tech 17, Northern Illinois 10
MONDAY. DEC. 29
PapaJohns.com Bowl
Rutgers 29, North Carolina State 23
Alamo Bowl
Missouri 30, Northwestern 23, OT
TUESDAY. DEC. 30
Humanitarian Bowl
Maryland 42, Nevada 35
Holiday Bowl
Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31
Texas Bowl
Rice 38, Western Michigan 14
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 31
Armed Forces Bowl
Houston 34, Air Force 28
Sun Bowl
Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0
Music City Bowl
Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14
Insight Bowl
Kansas 42, Minnesota 21


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THURSDAY. JAN. 1
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Nebraska 26, Clemson 21
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Southern Cal 38, Penn State 24
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SATURDAY. JAN. 24
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BASEBALL
American League '.,
BOSTON RED SOX-Agreed.to terms )
with RHP Brad Penny on a one-year ;j
contract. Assigned RHP Charlie Zink %'
outright to Pawtucket (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to
terms with INF-OF Willie Bloomquist on
a two-year contract and, RHP Kyle,
Davies on a one-year contract
TAMPA BAY RAYS-Claimed RHP .
Dewon Day off waivers frbo`nBoston. ,
National League
SAN DIEGO PADRES-Claimed RHP
Virgil Vasquez off waivers from Boston.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Francis Beltran, RHP
Brandon Medders, RHP Justin Miller,
RHP Ronnie Ray, C Eli Whiteside, INF
Jesus Guzman, INF Scott McClain and
INF Josh Phelps on minor league con-
tracts.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
NHL-Suspended Toronto F Mikhail
Grabovski for three games, without pay,
for shoving an official during game Jan. 8.
OTTAWA SENATORS-Recalled G Brian
Elliott from Binghamton (AHL).
Assigned D Matt Carkner to
Binghamton. COLLEGE
CAL POLY-Named Tim Walsh football
coach.
MASSACHUSETTS-Announced resig-
nation of football coach Don Brown to
become defensive coordinator at
Maryland.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Hardee, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Fort Meade, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 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. McKeel Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at McKeel
Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Qualifier, Sebring, 9 a.m.


MONDAY: Boys Soccer vs. Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Lemon Bay, Charlotte H.S., 5:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at
Labelle, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs. LaBelle,
6/7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Wrestling at Martin County Duals,TBA; Girls Weightlifitng Hosts Sectional
Qualifier, 9 a.m.


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GOLF
SUNDAY
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


NBA
TUESDAY
10 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento .............. SUN

NFL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. NFC Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants ...... FOX
4:45 p.m. AFC San Diego at Pittsburgh ........ CBS

NHL
MONDAY
10.30 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Kings ............. SUN


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
12 p.m. Xavier at Charlotte................... ESPN2
1 p.m. North Carolinia State at North Carolina . SUN
2 p.m. Houston at Texas-El Paso........... ESPN2
3 p.m. Clemson at Florida State ............. SUN
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. Maryland at Duke ................... ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


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 freer
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.
Early entry for the Half Marathon thru
January 1, 2009 is $30 with a $40 fee for
entry afterwards thru January 23. Entry
fee for the 5K Run/Walk will be $20.
Entry forms may be obtained by email-
ing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comtast.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'
an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Teams are flighted by handicap.
The $75.00 entry fee includes round of
golf, continental breakfast, plenty of old
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. 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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Sebring Senior softball under way


Special to the News-Sun
The 2009 Sebring Senior
Softball League season got
underway Tuesday, Jan. 6, at
the beautiful Highlands
County, Sports Complex in
Sebring.
It was a gorgeous Florida
day to be enjoyed by all.
It is a joy to see so many
senior men participate in
softball, for both the exercise
and the camaraderie.
Answering a distress call for
an 8th team to balance the
league, Robert Binegar rounded
up a host of prospective players
that comprise the new Highlands
Independent Bank Team and
made a last-minute entry.
The Bank faced Silent
Salesman with a 11-0 defeat.
The Salesman had seven
players with two hits each,
and Richard Godfrey was
high man hitting 3-for-4.
The Bank hit well, but the
Salesman's defense was very
strong and not many freebies
were to be had.
The Blue Jays (former
Klingons) took litttle mercy
on the Rebels and pounced
on them with a 30-12 win.
Russ Moody banged out a
triple and Dick Schiltz
rounded the bases on a two-
run homer.
The Rebels' Tom "Moose"
Morrissette and Jack Grosso
each went 3-for-3, including
a double.
Fred Boyd and Les Reab
each had three-for-three and
doing their part were Tony
Caristo, Jerry Mattis and Stan
Turl batting 2-for-3, but just
not enough to inflate the score.
A close game begween
Aluminum Discount and
Highlands Merchants ended
with the Merchants on top 9-7.
Bobby Fulcher had three
hits and two hits each were
had by Wayne Hill, Kyle
Saunders, John Diaz and Bill
Yeager, who also made an
outstanding catch in the field.
For Aluminum Discount,
Van Webb pitched well even
though they lost.
Les Smith went 2-for-4
and Jim Larnard managed
two hits Dave Waggoner
made an exceptional, tum-
bling, outfield catch.
Highlands Ridge and
Royal Palms kept a close
score being tied 3-3 until the
bottom of the 6th inning
when the Ridge players took
off, scoring five runs and
ended with a 9-3 win.
Highlands Ridge's boost
came when Andy
Timermanas hit a triple and


drove in two big runs.
John Bielman's key hit in
the 6th contributed as did
Walker Spence and Doug
Ebeling's two hits.
Thursday, Jan. 8, showed
some turnarounds in the scor-
ing as Highlands Merchants
trounced the Blue Jays, 24-8.
Brian Pluta went 5-for-5,
Wayne Hill 4-for-5, John
Kloet and Harry Bell each
had three hits in four at bats.
The Blue Jays' Jose Torres
hit 3-for-4 with two doubles,
while Bill Yeager and Billy
Todd each went 3-for-4.
Don Day had 3-for-3.
The Royal Palms were less
lenient on the Rebels with a
winning score of 21-4.
Tony Carista hit 3-for-4,
Rick Vancuren, Stan Turl,
Jerry Mattis went 3-for-3 for
the Rebels.
The Palms' hardest hitter
was Don Ward who had two
singles and topped it off with
a grand slam.
Charlie Quinn was strong
with two home runs, a double
and single for six RBL
After a big win in the open-
ing game of the Season, Silent
Salesman came up against
Highlands Ridge, a hard-hit-
ting, strong defensive team.
The Salesman ended on the


short end of the 13-6 score,
but their defense kept the
score respectable.
Numerous outstanding
catches by Highlands Ridge
resulted in only eight hits by
the losing team.
Leading the offense for the
Salesman with two hits each
were Syd Collins and Mike
Jurma, who also slammed a
long home run.
Highlands Ridge started
off with a bang, scoring five
runs in the first inning.
Joe Healy hit 4-for-4,
Walker Spence, Dave Majick
and Mike Ebeling each con-


tributed to the score.
Aluminum Discount had a
win of 15-6 over Highlands
Independent Bank, who is still
in the organizational stages.
For the Aluminum team
Jim Larnard scored two runs,
Rod Palmer hit 3-for-3 and
Dave Wagner scored two
runs, on two walks.
The teams play every
Tuesday and Thursday morn-
ings at the Complex on North
Highlands in Sebring.
Spectators are welcome,
bleachers are furnished but
you can bring your own lawn
chair and share the fun.


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IN THE'CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-033
NAGEEN ALl
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
ANTONIO RAMOS OLLER
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Antonio Ramos Oiler
1304 Wilson St. Apt.7-5
San Jean, Puerto Rico 00907
Last known residence & address
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:
Lot 6, Block. 26, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES
'ACRES, Section 34, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s)
24, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, 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
February 12, 2009, otherwise a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
I WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on January 7th, 2009.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 09-01
IN RE: ESTATE OF
James Ricker
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate of James
Ricker, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 430 South


1050 Lgals
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The estate is intestate. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested person on whom a copy of
the notice of administration is served must
object to the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition or other pleading re-
questing relief in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE
NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR
THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is
required to file a petition for determination of
exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW FOR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person
entitled to elective share is required to file an
election to take elective share WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
Personal Representative:
s/ Linda Ricker
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James F. McCollum
Florida Bar No. 0152027
McCollum, Mancinelli & Perez, P.L.
129 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
January 11, 18, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1075GCS
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND BANK
ASSOCIATION, FLCA, A FEDERALLY
CHARTERED INSTRUMENTALITY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIO G. CASANAS and GRACIELA CASANAS
Defendants,
AMENDED
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE BY CLERK
Notice, is hereby given that pursuant to an
Amended Final Default Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the. above styled cause now
pending In said Court that I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash ir, the Jury
Assembly Room, 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 a.m., on
January 29, 2009, the following described real
property:
Tract 25, of non-recorded subdivision in
Section 16 and 17, Township 35 South, Range
30 East, Highlands County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: Com-
mence at the S.E. corner of said section 17,
which is also the South West corner of said
.section 16; thence South 88 degrees 24' 00"'
West, along the South line of said section 17,
a distance of 785.07 feet to the point of be-
ginning; thence continue South 88 degrees,
24' 00" West, along the South line of said
section 17, a distance of 231.07 feet; thence
North 00 degrees 09' 00" East, parallel with
the East line of said Section 17, a distance of
1894.19 feet, to a point on the South right of
way lien of U.S. Highway No. 98; thence North
88 degrees 52' 17" East, along the said South
right of way line, a distance of 231.00 feet;
thence South 00 degrees 09' 00" West, paral-


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lel with the East line of said section.17, a dis-
tance of 1883.19 feet to the point of begin-
ning.,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated DECEMBER 31, 2008.
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
By: 1s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
January 11, 18, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 09-01
IN RE: ESTATE OF
James Ricker
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of James
Ricker, deceased, whose date of death was
December 13, 2008, and whose Social Securi-
ty Number is 284-72-3340, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the persona repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice 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 THE..
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands against
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 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 no-
tice is December 31, 2008.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Linda Ricker
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ James F. McCollum
Florida Bar No. 0152027
McCollum, Mancinelli & Perez, P.L.
129 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
January 11, 18, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 20-2008-CA-001327.
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUC-
TURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II
INC., BEAR STEARNS MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST 2006-AR5 MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AR5
Plaintiff
vs.
STANTON, GERALD B., et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GERALD B. STANTON AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GERALD STANTON
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2824 DENLEY
PLACE, SILVER SPRINGS, MD 20906
AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by,
through, under, or against the aforesaid De-
fendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property located in Highlands County,
Florida:
LOT 27, BLOCK 2, ORANGE BLOSSOM ES-
TATES UNIT NO. 9, AS RECORDED IN THE
PLAT THEREOF, PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 50, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Mard-
.er, P.A. Default Department, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre
South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek
Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file
original with the Clerk within 30 days after the
first publication of this notice, or on or before
January 29, 2009; otherwise a default and a
judgment may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID
COURT on this 29th day of December.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
As Clerk of said Court
By I/s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
January 4,11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-452
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOAN CAROLE ASERSHON-WETZEL
a.k.a. JOAN C. WETZEL
Deceased.
: NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOAN
CAROLE ASERSHON-WETZEL a.k.a JOAN C.
WETZEL, deceased, whose date of'/deatrhwas
June 13, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.'
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom h copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their


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claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: JANUARY 4, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Lindsay M. Taran
LINDSAY TARAN
1612 Evangeline Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Daniel S. Henderson
Florida Bar No. 725021
Henderson Sachs, P.A.
7680 Universal Boulevard, Suite 100
Orlando, Florida 32819
Telephone: (407) 248-8686
January 4, 11, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-568
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY BRANSFORD CARPER
a.k.a. LARRY B. CARPER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LARRY
BRANSFORD CARPER a.k.a. LARRY B. CARP-
ER, .deceased, whose date of death was De-
cember 9, 2008, and whose Social Security
'Numnberis 232-50-6217, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on-whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS.AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
;PU$LIA'ATl(N:WiTlS NOTICE: (R o.*DAYS.-, :
AFTERITHE DATE OF. SERVICE OF A COPY PF.
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent aid
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
F ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.


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NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: JANUARY 4, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Arlene F. Carper
4525 Selah Road
Sebring, Florida 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
January 4, 11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1210 GCS
JOSEPH RICHARD,
Plaintiff,
v.
LUIS M. VALDERRUTEN,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 15, 2008 entered In Civil Case No. 08-
1210 GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Ju-
dicial Court in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Sebring, Florida. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
Sing, FL 33870-3867 at 11:00 A.M. on the 20th
day of January, 2009, the following described
property as set forth In said Final Judgment,
to-wit:
Lot 24, Block .272, PLACID LAKES SECTION
TWENTY, according to the map or plat there-
of, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19th day of December, 2008.
L.E. BROOKER
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
January 4,11, 2009
O IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND-FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. JP08-000371-XX
SIN THE INTEREST OF:
",M.R. dob 07/12/2005
' Minor child
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY
HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF
< PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Melissa Nicole Rodriguez, Melissa Pesca-
dor Rodriguez, Jessica Rodriguez, Rosalia Ro-
Sdriguez, Sherry J. Jimenez, Sherry L. Porter,
Sherry Lynette Stanley, Sherry Lynette Marti-
nez, Melissa Rosalia Lopez, Melissa Jimenez,
: Melissa Jimenez Acosta, Rosalina Melissa Lo-
-ez, Lynette Stanley, Sherry Lynette Porter,
Sherry Lynette Porter-Martinez, Dawn Stanley,
Sherry Lopez, Sherry Stanley, Shari Porter,
SSheri Martinez, Sherri Porter, Melissa Rodri-
Sguez, Sherri Jimenez, Sherry Stanley-Jimenez,
Dawn Lopez, Lynette Martinez and Lynette
Porter.
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Termination of Parental Rights under oath
has been filed in the above styled Court by the
Department of Children & Families, seeking
the termination of your parental rights to:
M.R.
a white/Hispanic female child
born July 12, 2005
and you are hereby commanded to personally
appear before the Honorable Susan Barber
Flood, a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Ju-
venile Division of the Circuit Court in and for
..Highlands County, State of Florida, on the
28th day of January, 2009 at 10:00 A.M., at
-the-Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Court-
room 1A.
YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE
,,DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL
OSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAIL-
URE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE
DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER.
IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST
THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this, proceeding should contact the individual
or agency sending the notice at 3282 U.S. 27
South, Sebring FL. Telephone (863) 314-
5931, not later than seven (7) days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770,
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L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER, CLERK
DATED THIS
11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2008.
By: /s/ Lisa J. Bass
Deputy Clerk
December 14, 21,, 2008; January 4, 11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-331GCGS
CIVIL DIVISION
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JUAN U. GARCIA; STATE OF FLORIDA;
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE;
DEFENDANTS.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated
December 29, 2008, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-331GCS of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein JP MORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and
JUAN U. GARCIA are defendant(s), I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on Janu-
ary 27, 2009, the,following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
TRACT 10, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TRACT 8, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TRACT 13, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 30th day
of December, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-094063
January 11, 18, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
Case No. 07-000628-GCS
CAROL SWANSON and HELGE SWANSON,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
COAST BANK OF FLORIDA, a Florida
State-Chartered Bank,
Defendant.
FIRST BANK, a Missouri state chartered
bank as successor by merger with COAST
BANK OF FLORIDA, a Florida state
chartered bank,
Counter-Plaintiff.
vs.
CAROL SWANSON and HELGE SWANSON,
Counter-Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Consent Final Summary Judgment and Award
of Attorney's Fees and Costs entered in this
cause on December 18, 2008, the under-
signed will sell the property situated in High-
lands County, Florida, described as:
Lot 4, Block 349, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF
SEBRING UNIT 16, according to.plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, public re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for CASH, at the Highlands County Court-
house, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, Highlands County, at 11:00
a.m. on the 20th day of January, 2009.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE


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A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. .
DATE: December 19, 2008.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
January 4,11, 2009
Deputy Clerk

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-851-GCS .
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL SOBOCAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MICHAEL SOBOCAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT(S); FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE
COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered In the above-styled cause, In the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOT 14, BLOCK 55, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE
14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
107 Boeing Street
Lake Placid, FL 33852
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room In
the basement of the Highlands County 'Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on January
27,2009.
DATED THIS 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER,
2008.
Any person claiming an interest In the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 31st day of December, 2008.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Is/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing Impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
January 11, 18, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-1273-GCS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
JIM COBIA; COBIA GENERAL CONTRACTOR,
INC.; McCOLLUM, MANCINELLI & PEREZ,
P.L., as trustee for SHOEMAKER PLUMBING,
INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT
#2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE
NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR
PARTIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against De-
fendants, JIM COBIA and COBIA GENERAL
CONTRACTOR, INC., dated the 29th day of
December, 2008, in Case No. 08-1273-GCS,
of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-
cuit In and for Highlands County, Florida in
which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is
the Plaintiff and JIM COBIA and COBIA GEN-
ERAL CONTRACTOR, INC., are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the
Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of January, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
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Defendants, JIM COBIA and COBIA GENERAL
CONTRACTOR, INC., and described as fol-
lows:
Lot 17 & 18, Block 66, RED HILL FARMS,
according to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 60, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
Real Property Address: 3020 West Findley
Road, Avon Park, FL 33825
The Real Property tax identification num-
ber is: C-18-33-28-090-0660-0150.
And
Lots 6958 & 6959, Unit No. 22, AVON
PARK LAKES, according to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 18, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County.
Real property address: 2759 Wet Rutland
Road, Avon Park, FL 33825
The Real Property tax identification num-
ber is: C-01-33-28-010-0000-6958.
Dated on December 31, 2008.
L.E. BROOKER
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
January 11, 18, 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.ora
Please direct any comments on the proposed
change to pkozic@heartland-workforce.org

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-1278-GCS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,

MATTHEW TORRELLA; TERESA TORRELLA;
TORRELLA PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida
Corporation; LAGUNA CONSTRUCTION, INC.;
AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT
#1, TENANT .#2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT
#4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO
ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against De-
fendants, MATTHEW TORRELLA; TERESA
TORRELLA; TORRELLA PROPERTIES, INC.,
and LAGUNA CONSTRUCTION, INC., dated
the 29th day of December, 2008, in Case No.
08-1278-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida in which HIGHLANDS INDE-
PENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and MAT-
THEW TORRELLA; TERESA TORRELLA; TOR-
RELLA PROPERTIES, INC., and LAGUNA
CONSTRUCTION, INC., are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Jury Assembly Room, of the High-
lands County Courthouse, located at 430 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 27th day of January, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against De-
fendants, MATTHEW TORRELLA; TERESA
TORRELLA; TORRELLA PROPERTIES, INC.,
and LAGUNA CONSTRUCTION, INC., and de-
scribed as follows:
Lot 6, Block 230, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
SECTION 19, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 88, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The Property Address is: 744 Concert
Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax Identification number: C-22-
37-30-190-2300-0060
And
Lot 12, Block 6, HIGHLANDS PARK ES-
TATES, SECTION C, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 69,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
The Property Address is: 713 Pompano
Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax identification number: C-20-
36-30-030-0060-0120
And
Lot 22, Block 37, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
SECTION 2, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 28, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The Property Address is: 308 Cartier Ave-
nue, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax Identification number: C-22-
37-30-020-0370-0220
And
Lot 21; Block 37, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
SECTION 2, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 28, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The Property Address is: 312 Cartier Ave-
nue, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax Identification number: C-22-
37-30-020-0370-0210
And
Lot 20, Block 37, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,


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SECTION 2, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 28, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The Property Address is: 316 Cartier Ave-
nue, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax identification number: C-22-
37-30-020-0370-0200
And
Lot 1, Block 214, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
SECTION 18, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 87, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The Property Address is: 601 Avalon Lane,
Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax identification number: C-22-
37-30-180-2140-0010
And
Lot 6, Block 203, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES,
SECTION 18, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 87, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The Property Address is: 411 Allegheny
Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax identification number: C-22-
37-30-180-2030-0060
And
Lot 17, Block 201, SUN 'N LAKES ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 87,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
The Property Address is: 551 Purple Finch
Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Property tax identification number: C-22-
37-30-180-2010-0170
And
Lot 30, Block 243, SUN 'N LAKES ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 87,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
The Property Address is: 644 Fairfield Ave-
nue, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Dated on December 30, 2008.


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L.E. BROOKER
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
January 11, 18, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1180
DAVID L. MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
AHMAD AL MISTARIHI and
CITY OF SEBRING
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final
decree of foreclosure entered in the above en-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Highlands County, Florida described as:
Lot 57, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION,
according to the map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 54, Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
AND
Lot 74, HIGHLANDS HOMES SUBDIVISION,
according to the map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 54, Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of Janu-
ary, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this
Honorable Court, this 31st day of December,
A.D. 2008.
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
January 4, 11,2009
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Management of business office and resources staff of 2
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1050 Legas
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-557GCS
SUNTRUST BANK, N.A. F/K/A
SUNBANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHINY VIJAYAN, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 24, 2008 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-557GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST
BANK, N.A. F/K/A SUNBANK, N.A., is the
Plaintiff and SHINY VIJAYAN; VIJAYAN K.
KORI; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on
the 27th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 16, BLOCK 80, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION 7, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BLOCKS
79 AND 80, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 42, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 197 WILSON WAY NE, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 29, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08033999 SUNTRUST-CONV-R-abiven
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
[n accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
(ccommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
tending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
on (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
)-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 4, 11,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
,IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1321
LARRY B. CARPER
Plaintiffs)
vs.
JERRY ODOM
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final
decree of foreclosure entered in the above en-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Highlands County, Florida described as:
Lot 6, Block 89, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 8,
ccordingto the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page(s) 70, Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of Janu-
ary, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official seal of this,
Honorable Court, this,31st day. of Dedember,


1050 Leas
A.D. 2008.
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
January 4, 11, 2009


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CITY TOWING OF
SEBRING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on
01/24/2009, 09:00 am at 1315 HAWTHORNE
DR., SEBRING, FL 33870-2945, pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
CITY TOWING OF SEBRING reserves the right
to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
1FMNU45S84EC04853 2004 FORD
DOcember 12, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1129
WAYNE A. NIPPLE and NORABELLE
R. NIPPLE, Individually and as Trustees
of The Wayne and Norabelle Nipple
Loving Trust u/a 10/18/1990
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
SCOTT M. SULLIVAN, MELISSA D.
SULLIVAN, and SEBRING HEART CENTER,
CENTER P.A., etal
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final
decree of foreclosure entered in the above en-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Highlands County, Florida described as:
Lots 1812 and 1813, AVON PARK LAKES
UNIT NO. 6, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 4, Page(s) 93, Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue In Sebring,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 27,th day of Janu-
ary, A.D. 2009.
WITNESS my hand official' seal of this
Honorable Court, this 31st day of December,
A.D. 2008.
As Clerk of said Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
January 4,11, 2009

055 Highlands
County Legals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTI CES
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County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.

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080 A Homes for Sale
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4'OO Lake Placid
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Apply in person home, satellite and/ or cable ready; new roof
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see what we are all about. laws & with warranty; all appliances'included,
1213 W. Stratford Rd. gas stove, alum. shed, fenced in back yard;
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4170 Lakefront Property
417 7For Sale
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Call David @ 863-452-2536.

4280 Cemetery Lots
2 Crypts, In Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
Serenity Edition North Mausoleum, level 2,
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5050 Mobile Homes
0 05 O For Sale
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vinyl siding, AC unit, new washer/dryer, rub-
ber roof- carport, low lot rent. Call 863-382-
2717 or 574-527-3889
40 FOOT 1993 5th Wheel. Furnished.
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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

1 Mobile Homes
5 For Rent
Large single wide unfurn. 2BR/2BA.
Den, C/H/A, w/d hook-ups, city water.
Quiet area north of Lake Plaicd. No-pets.
863-840-0494.
SEBRING AREA- Partially furnished
starting @ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR
available. Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.
Sebring- Francis 1 MHP. 1BR/1BA, FL. rm &
screen porch, close to pool & rec. center.
Overlooks 200' of lawn. Like new inside & out.
No steps to enter. $500/mo.
Call 863-382-3959.


6050 Duplxes 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
,Best Rental in town, large 2/1 totally
remodeled, washer/dryer hook -ups,
$575/ mo. Available Immediately!
Call (321)537-5681
Lake Placid Waterfront 2BR/2BA duplex
on canal to Lake Grassy. W/D, dishwasher,
covered dock, lawn service & water included.
No pets, no smokers. $600/mo. + sec.
Call 954-661-6117 or 954-661-6118
PLACID LAKES- Nicely furnished
2BR/2BA. Carport, C/H/A,
Seasonal/Annual./monthly. Near
golf & fishing. 863-699-0045
SEBRING-N E W Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG., $900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

10 Villas & Condos
.6 10 For Rent
SEBRING TOWN HOUSE/VILLA
Corner Unit 2200 SQ FT, 2BR, 2BA,
2CG, Den. $900/mo. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247

6200 Unfurnished
620 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.


AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Play ground. 1st & Sec.
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6200 Unfurnished
62 0 Apartments
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
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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
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Now Renting!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at
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Applicants must be employed
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Minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance
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Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications
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LAKE PLACID GOLF RENTAL, New home on
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LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
N E W refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
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PLACID ARMS APTS.
Now accepting applications for 1-2-3 BdRm
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garbage. incl. This institution is an equal op-
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Efficiency $400/mo. + $200 sec.,
includes utilities. 1523 Penny Ave.
Call 772-626-6238.


6250 Furnished Houses
SEB- 3BR/1 BA, washer & dryer.
1437 Stenewahee Ave. New paint, new
carpet. $850/mo., 1st, last & sec.
Call 954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883.


(2) 2BR/1BA homes recently re-
modeled. New carpet & paint.
$475/mo, 1st, last & sec. Available
Jan. 11,2009. Call 863-991-5159.
2BR/1BA HOUSE in Avon Park,
117 E. Canfield St. $550/mo +
$500 sec. Call 863-840-0071
SEBRING AREA
3BR /1.5BA, $550/mo.
2BR/1BA Duplex, $450/mo.
CALL 863-655-3504

6320 Seasonal Property
FREE CABLE, $675/mo., incl. all util., A/C,
Ig clean guiet 1/1, nicely turn. 863-385-1999

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


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7 180 Furniture

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$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
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200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
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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!!!!!


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.7310 Bargain Buys
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.
Colonial drop leaf table & chairs, excellent
condition. $120. Call 863-465-7554
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
Computer desk, white w/oak trim, 1 drawer,
pull out keyboard shelf, cubby holes in hutch.
48" W X 54" H X 24"-D. Exc. cond.
Call 863-382-2487.
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.
Magazine rack, dark brown bamboo. 16" W X
45" H X 13" D, exc. cond. $25.
Call 863-382-2487.
Matching dresser & desk, $50 each. Dining
room table w/6chairs, $400. China cabinet,
$100. Call 863-385-4277 for more info.
Mirror 201/2" 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.
Patio table & 4 chairs, $150. Small patio table
& 2 chairs, $100. Call 863-385-4277
for more information.
Recliner-chair padded, cocoa w/swivel leg.
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7310 Bargain Buys
Scale, professional, $75.
Post lamps (2) exterior, new. $60
Car seat, dark color brown/black, $20.
Call 863-873-3801.
Tea cart, rattan wood on caster rollers w/2
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.

7320 Garage & Yard Sales
AVON PARK-ESTATE SALE 299 E. Circle St.
Fri-Sat., Jan 16th & 17th. 8AM-2PM. 50 yrs
of treasures! Furniture, collectables, house-
hold items, jewelry, clothing, w/d, small appl.,
+ lots of misc. items. Everything must go!!
Avon Park-Multi-Family Sale. 2081
W. Avon Blvd. Fri-Sat-Sun.
Jan. 9th, 10th & 11th.
8AM-3PM.

7520 Pets & Supplies
1 YEAR OLD Siberian Husky free to good
home, shots, neutered.
863-465-1362, 441-1096.
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.
Lost medium size female, Australian
Shepherd, blac/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.
YORKIE PUPPY for sale. One female,
small size, Vet certified, AKC,
parents on premises, $600.
Call 863-465-6936.


8000
_- Recreation


9000

Transportation


9 1 00 Motorcycles & ATVs
2007 Honda CRF, red color. $1600.
Please call 863-382-0192.
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Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.


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

9220 Utility Trailers
Utility Trailer, enclosed 5ft X 8ft. Rear
door w/ ramp, 15" wheels, used 3
times. New $1895. Sell for $1395 OBO.
Call 863-386-4284.

9400 Automotive Wanted

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9450 Automotive for Sale
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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News-Sun Sunday, January 11, 2009


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Page 9B


ARTS & LEISURE

SSFCC Museum of Fine Arts and Culture

presents Florida Seminole Wars, 1818-1858


Photo courtesy of Archbold Biological Station
The Robin is a very territorial bird and often can be
seen fighting its own reflection in windows.

American Robin is

always a welcome

Ciht b in tl-ic qrpq


Welcome to our roost!
Why is it such a happy
event when we get our first
look at American Robins,
returning to our area? We
can recall being delighted
at the Robin's arrival "up
north" after a miserable,,
cold winter out on Long
Island. We haven't seen
Sour first Robin of the year
as yet; which is a little
unusual considering it is
now January. The antici-
pated arrival of our subject
bird seems to coincide with
the ripening of the
Brazilian Pepper. Almost
every year we have seen
-Robins gorge themselves
on the fruit of this exotic,
invasive tree. We have
been told by other old-time
bird watchers that they
have seen Robins in a
drunken condition, having
eaten fermenting berries!
The American Robin
.(Turdus migratorius), is 9-
11 inches in size, is gray
above, brick-red below.
The head and tail are black
in males, dull gray in
females; young birds are
spotted below. Their song
is a series of rich caroling
notes, rising and falling in
pitch: Cheer-up, cheerily,
Cheer-up, cheerily (How
many of us still remember
the song, "When the Red-
Sred Robins comes bob, bob
bobbin' Along?).
Robins devour beetles,
caterpillars, grasshoppers,
spiders and other insects.
Wild fruits and berries,
however comprise about 60
percent of their diet, espe-
cially those of the cabbage
palm, yaupon, camphor
-tree, dogwood, gallberry,
mangrove, holly, Virginia
creeper, black gum, chin-
aberry tree, red, cedar and
sumac. At risk of course,
are farmer's strawberry
fields!
Robins, are not listening
for worms when cocking
their heads to one side.
They are looking with eyes
placed far back on the
sides of their heads. The
SRobin is a very territorial
Sbird and often can be seen
Sfc'^ighting'ts own-reflection,
in windows.


Birds and Other
Wild Things
Ruth and Hank Kowalski

Robins were once con-
sidered game birds in
:Florida, but so many were
slaughtered that the Florida
legislature passed a special
act making it unlawful "to
kill, wound, catch, sell ...
or to have in possession,
alive or dead, any Robin or
plumage or parts thereof."
According to the
Archbold-Audubon Lake
Placid Christmas Bird
Count's five-year average,
577 sightings were record-
ed. Just how many were
spotted this year-is a ques-
tion to be answered. We
will be highlighting some
of the birds seen during
this year's count as that
data becomes available.
According to some
reports from team mem-
bers, the count was a suc-
cess with birds such as the
Snail-kite, Peregrine'
Falcon, Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher, Painted
Bunting and Ruby-throated
Humtfiingbird seen. (The
Hummingbirdwas our con-
tribution to the count!).
We wish all our readers
a happy, healthy New Year
and a year where our natu-
ral environment, including
animals, plants and birds
will receive the recognition
and protection of a new
Interior Department that
will work with the environ-
mental community and just
us ordinary folks who love
the outdoors and still get a
kick out of hearing a happy
wild bird sing its song.
Give us a call at 465-
6618 with your questions,
sightings, etc. Our e-mail
is ruthnhankwildbird
@htn,.net.

Ruth and Hank live in Lake
Placid and have old, deep roots
in the Audubon Society. Ruth
is the original editor of the
local Audubon newsletter
Sightings and Hank is a past
president. They are graduates
of the Dr Reed Bowman Bird
.Study'Course given at South
Florida Community College.


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South Florida
Community College's Museum of
Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) pres-
ents Florida's Seminole Wars, 1818-
1858, at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the
SFCC University Center Auditorium,
Highlands Campus. Florida Southern
College Professor Dr. James M.
Denham, a specialist in Southern and
Florida history, will highlight the events
and people of the Seminole Wars. He
will focus on the Second Seminole War,


Osceola, the politics, military leaders,
and the settlers.
The program coincides with SFCC
MOFAC'S current exhibit, Seminole
Wars: The Fight for Florida, which runs
through Jan. 29. The exhibit recounts
the three Seminole wars and the gener-
als who battled wits in the jungle-like
Florida interior. The exhibit is co-spon-
sored by Anne and Charles Reynolds,


Kelton Hill
Mac Martin
the Orange


State Farm Insurance, and
Realty, and is on loan from
County Regional Historic


Center in Orlando.
SFCC MOFAC is open to the public
from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, one hour prior to
each Artist and Matinee series perform-
ance, and by appointment for group
tours.
For more information about the muse-
um and its exhibits and workshops or to
request a museum tour, contact Mollie
Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at ext. 7240
at 453-6661, .465-5300, 773-2252, or
494-7500.


Allen is Artist of Month in Lake Placid

Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Peggy
Allen is the January Artist of
the Month at the Caladium
Co-op.
Allen is a charter member
of the Co-op. Her love of
sewing began many years ago
at her grandmother's knee,
from embroidery to hand
piecing quilt blocks. She has
more than 60 years of doing
what she loves most sewing
anything.
Allen makes baby quilts,
one of which is an original
pattern called "Julie's
Buggy," wall hangings of
various sizes and pillows.
She has also taught basic
hand piecing of quilts and
has had classes on "Quilt in a
Day" by Eleanor Burns.
A native of Ohio, Allen
and her husband Jim have Courtesy photo
resided here in Lake Placid Peggy Allen has her love of sewing to create these beautiful quilts. She is the January
since 1989. Artist of the Month at the Lake Placid Caladium Co-op.



3-D, Decorative Art Show set in Frostproof


Special to the News-Sun
FROSTPROOF A cre-
ative explosion happens each
year at the Frostproof Art
League and Gallery when
members host their annual 3-
D, Decorative Art Show.
Show dates are Feb. 8-27.
The -public is invited to
attend and many of the
works will be available to
purchase.
Meanwhile, all area artists
are invited to participate.
Entry fees are $5 per item.
Artists may enter up to five
items. Entry drop off dates
and times are: 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, Feb. 3 and 4, and
from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5. There are
two divisions: 3-D and
Decorative Painting.
Judges for the event are
Jill McFarlane and Toni
Hoffer.
A resident of Tampa,
MacFarlane is a member of'
the National Society of
Decorative Painters. She has
been painting, designing and
teaching for the past 20
years. Her experience
includes teaching throughout
the United States, Canada,
Australia for chapters, mini-
conventions and national
conventions. She has pub-
lished seven books, numer-
ous magazine publications,
several videos and maintains
her own brush line.
Hoffer lives in Bartow.
She began decorative paint-
ing in 2001. She has partici-


pated in several seminars
from some of the top artists
in the decorative art field.
She paints in all mediums,
but loves pen and ink. This is
her third year as president of
a decorative art chapter,
Heart of Pinellas Decorative
Artists in Pinellas Park,
which is a local chapter of
the Society of Decorative
Painters.
The 3-D division consists
of sculpture, weaving, ceram-
ics; wood carving,


quilting/fabric art (not paint-
ed) and stained glass. The
decorative painting 'division
consists of: glass painting,
painted wood items, painted
metal items and hand painted
fabric items. Rules and entry
forms are available at the
Frostproof Art League and
Gallery, 12 E. Wall St.,
Frostproof,, or from the
Frostproof Area Chamber of
Commerce Web site,
www.frostproofchamber.com
, and click on Art League 3-


For more information on
the show or to become a
member for just $35 per year,
call the Frostproof Art -
League and Gallery at (863)
635-7271 from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday-Friday. If no
answer, leave a message.


I ;NEWS-SUN 385-O61


Attend the Church of Your Choice!


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this mountain, be thou
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believe that those things
whiC he saith shall come to


of the mountain.
stormy winds and
spoke directly to
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Gem and Mineral Club has display in library
T Hi dCourtesy photo
The Highlands Gem
and Mineral Club has
its annual display at
the Sebring Library for
the month of January.
S=Patriotic in theme,
with its colors, varia-
tions of red, white and
blue, most of which
have been identified.
Stop by to visit and
enjoy the variety of
gems and minerals on
display. Open to the
K public, with no fees or
dues, the club meets at
7 p.m. on the second
4 Tuesday of every
month at Church of
Christ, 3800"Sebring
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News-Sun Sunday, January 11, 2009


Jimmy Wohl joins the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District


When Charlie
Filler resigned
from the
Highlands Soil
and Water
Conservation
District after 16
years of loyal
service, a void
was left on the
News From board.
The Fortunately, that
Watershed void was filled
Corine Burgess by local busi-
nessman Jimmy
Wohl. As the newest addition to the
district, Jimmy brings experience
and a diverse background in many
areas. With varied business inter-
ests in farming, ranching, land
development, real estate, banking
and conservation, he has a new and
unique perspective on many of the
issues and challenges that the
board faces.
Even though Highlands County
is definitely home to Jimmy and
his family, he spent most of his
childhood in Hollywood. After
World War II, Jimmy's dad, a
builder by trade, purchased land in


Davie and bought some cows to try
his hand at ranching. He had never
farmed before and discovered that
the land he had bought would be
under water six months of the year.
When he was approached by a
buyer, he sold the land and moved
the ranching operation to
Okeechobee.
The Wohl family managed the
Okeechobee ranch for the next 10
years and eventually sold out to the
South Florida dairy industry and
moved to Highlands County. Here
he purchased a beautiful piece of
property known today as Rafter T
Ranch, which borders Arbuckle
Creek.
Jimmy moved to Highlands
County in 1973, after graduating
with a degree in food and resource
economics from the University of
Florida. He was then ready to man-
age the Wohl's family ranch, a job
he is still passionate about today.
While at the university, Jimmy met
his wife, Jeri, who went on to get
her degree from Florida Southern
in accounting. Together, they have
three children, Casey, Thomas
James (T.J.), and Marty. All three


children reside in Highlands
County.
It would be an understatement to
say that Jimmy is a busy man. He
not only manages Rafter T Ranch,
but owns Heartland Real Estate
Corporation, where he specializes
in agricultural and commercial
properties. He has served on the
Highlands County Cattleman's
Association,
Highlands County
Farm Bureau and
the Highlands
County Citrus
Grower's
n Association and
currently serves on
Wohl the Natural
Resources Advisory
Comnrission, Keep Highlands
County Beautiful and as a board
supervisor on the Highlands Soil
and Water Conservation District.
In his youth, Jimmy spent every
summer at the ranch. As Jimmy
noted, "I grew up loving the cattle
business and learned how impor-
tant it is to understand and work
with nature to be successful."
Jimmy is a true conservationist and


has been successful in the manage-
ment of the family ranch, which
earned him recognition in 1997 for
"Excellence in restoring and con-
serving wetlands" from the
National Wetlands Conservation
Alliance.
In Jimmy's own words, "It is no
accident that Rafter T Ranch has an
abundance of wildlife. With over
50 percent of the acreage managed
in its natural state the habitat con-
ditions are excellent. We have par-
ticipated with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
for over 20 years in their antlerless
deer harvest program. Retention of
water for watershed management
has resulted in a Florida sand hill
crane rookery where, during cer-
tain times of the year, the daily
count is in the thousands. This is in
addition to many other species
which include wood storks and
migratory water foul. Other species
found in abundance on the ranch
include Sherman's fox squirrel,
alligators, scrub jays, gopher tor-
toises, cara cara, indigo snakes,
southeastern kestrel and many
other species of plants and ani-


mals."
Jimmy has been recognized for
his outstanding innovation and
excellence in wetlands conserva-
tion. Conservation practices are
fundamental in the management of
Rafter T Ranch and he believes
"promotion of environmental stew-
ardship calls for using but not
abusing the land." He has a great
love for Highlands County and
would like to see the rural qualities
of the area kept intact as much as
possible. '
We are indeed fortunate to have
Jimmy as part of the Highlands
Soil and Water Conservation
District team. With his leadership
qualities, Jimmy will lead others to
fully recognize and conserve the
value of our wetlands and natural
resources.

Corine Burgess is a Natural
Resources Specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and Water
Conservation District. Details on the
district can be seen at www.high-
landsswcd.org or contact Corine at.
402-6545.


PLACES To


WORSHIP


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.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
iBible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
,iRoyal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


IBAPTIST

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


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


worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. 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 is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Guest
speaker. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;
Ralph 0. Burns, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for


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


CATHOLIC

* Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
McLoughlin, 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
aim. Christian worship at 10:30
a.m. Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.-

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

* Church of the Nazarene of"
Sebring, 426 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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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 1 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
Healingo Service, 6:15 p.m. Child'
cae available at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 ain. Sunday service. Come
and oin .is.


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, agd Aaron
Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City"
Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12
noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:15
a.m., Drinks, Donuts and
Fellowship: 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,
Second Service: 10:45 a.m.-12
noon. Sunday Evening Service: 6
p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday Evening.
Service: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Crave"
Youth ,Doings, Christian Life:
Application, Bible Study and
Prayer, and "Kid City" Children's
Activities. "Kid City" Pre-School/
Day Care: Nursery Age Through
5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-
6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-
3111).


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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


JEWISH

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


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

LUTHERAN

. Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E' Lakeview
Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
c h r i s t
lutheranavonpark.org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Youth group meets at 6
p.m. Sunday. Communion is
served the first and third and fifth
Sunday of the month. Sunday wor-
ship service is broadcast on WITS
1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday.
Educational opportunities include
weekly adult Bible studies. Special
worship services are on
Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve,
New Year's Eve and Easter.
Midweek services are during
Advent and Lent. Faith's Closet
Resale Shop is open to the com-
munity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more, information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* 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 andchil-
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-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth
Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP 118 North Oak Ave., Lake
Placid, 465-2742. E-mail:
fpclp@earthlink.net. The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.
Drew Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary
worship is at 10:45 a.m. in
Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;
while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship
service to help them grow in their
spiritual knowledge.


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


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School
- 9:00 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45
a.m.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;
Loving nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. Bible fellowship'
class 6:00 p.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies,
book studies and Christian fellow-
ship. We are a congregation that
want to know Christ and make Him
known. Call the church office at
465-2422 or check out our church
Web site 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.


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS UNITED CHURCH


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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


OF CHRIST

M 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-
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LAKE PLACID Quilling artist Christine
Yarborough will repeat her classes in this old
art form on Thursday and Friday. The cost is
$33, which includes all the necessary tools
and materials. Each student should leave the
class with a completed project.
Earl Miller, an artist in stained glass,
begins a new four-week series of classes on
Saturday. The other classes are on Jan. 24, 31,


and Feb. 7. The cost for these four classes is
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time of registration. Supplies are included in
the cost of the class. The student needs only
to bring a glass cutter.
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AVON PARK The
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this winter. The class, which
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I move forward in
the right spirit. My
motivation and atti-
tude are complimen-
tary and the results
.leave a fragrance
that is pleasing.
ause And God wants us to
-, .der diffuse a pleasant
onside aroma in his name
Jan Merop and he longs to
receive that fra-
find grance from us.
ith- That is why praying and
king waiting have such an effect.
The Bible expresses it this
,om way in 2 Corinthians 2: 14
p in and 15, NKJV, where it says,
s "Now thanks be to God who
lur- always leads us in triumph in
Christ, and through us diffus-
bout es the fragrance of His
knowledge in every place.
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It grance of Christ among those
who are being saved and
I among those who are perish-
n- ing."
;e- When I light my pleasantly
ce fragranced candle, the house
slowly is filled with the
warm glow and comforting
i my balm it diffuses.
y Let's all carefully consider
;th, how we fill the days of our
at calendars each week, month
can- and, eventually, throughout
:ly, the year. It is so easy to say
king 'yes' to everything that
comes our way.
But, sometimes a difficult
'no' may actually leave a
al more pleasant fragrance in
p- the long run and we will dif-
ck- fuse God's gracious fragrance
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