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Age 81, of Sebring
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Age 63, of Lake Placid
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Age 62, of Sebring
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Age 80, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A

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Locals reflect
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Volume 90/Number 11 175 cents


Boss Gobbler enriched in city's history


Courtesy photo
Jack Stroup, National Wild Turkey Federation's
Boss Gobbler for 2009, loves the outdoors, but
also has a deep history with the city of Sebring,


Sun 'N Lake

landowners

retain board

majority with

Guglielmi

election.
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING The results of the election
of the pivotal third seat on the Suh 'N Lake
Board of Supervisors is in, and the
landowners have retained their three-to-
two seat majority.
Of the five seats on the board, three
seats are elected in a landowner election
and two are elected by popular vote.
In landowner elections, property owners
receive one vote for each lot they own,
giving California-based National
Recreational Properties Inc. more than
2,000 votes.
"The numbers speak for themselves,"
said Dick Miller, who ran against winner
Frank Guglielmi., "He had to get the 2,000
NRP votes to win the election."
Miller said he had an "overwhelming"
majority of support from the community
and smaller landowners.
"I was very pleased with the support,"
he said. "It came from all segments of the
Sun 'N Lake Community."
Guglielmi, who retains the seat he was
appointed to last year, said he won by a
"fair margin" and looks forward to taking
on the budget and road improvements in
his years ahead on the board.
But the way the pivotal third seat is
elected, giving landowners a voting major-
ity on the board, is and has been contested
for years.
Florida Statute 189 is vague, both candi-
dates said.
"(It) gives everyone the right to vote to
elect representatives. As we build and
become urbanized ... the third seat will be
elected by regular electors," Guglielmi
explained. "There is a process of measur-
ing the urbanization that is very vague.
You can come up with a number of scenar-
ios depending on what you want."
Still, Guglielmi said the district is far
from being half urbanized, stating that
11,300 of the 14,000 lots in Sun 'N Lake
are empty.
This majority is reflected in the board,
Continued on page 7A


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Ask Jack
Stroup why the National Wild
Turkey Federation, a group ded-
icated to the preservation of the
wild turkey, named him Boss
Gobbler 2009, and he shrugs his
shoulders and looks down at his
shoes.
Ask his wife Charlie Stroup
and she immediately, and warm-
ly, begins to talk about all the
years her husband has spent in
defense of the outdoors, and
how much time he has spent
teaching young people how to
camp, hunt and fish.
No one loves, nature more,
Stroup's wife says with evident
pride, and no one has done more
to pass that lore and love on to
following generations.
Stroup's own view is that he
has simply endured, to the point
where now he has to be named
the oldest this and the eldest
that.
Perhaps that self-effacing


Jack Stroup is an interesting man on many levels. He
also is deeply entwined in the city of Sebring's history,
having served it as city clerk from 1958 through 1991,
or 33 years.


attitude is part of why members
of the National Wild Turkey
Federation gathered Thursday
night at the Sebring Elks Club to
give Stroup the title of Boss
Gobbler and a few tokens to
mark the occasion.
The depth of their respect
showed in the quality of a patri-
otic painting he was given; their
affection in a cane topped with a
remarkable, living color, turkey
head, complete with wattles;
and their best wishes in a com-
fortable camping chair in useful,
muted camo.
Meet Stroup, and it turns out
he is an interesting man on
many levels. He also is deeply
entwined in the city of Sebring's
history, having served it as city
clerk from 1958 through 1991,


or 33 years.
His family has been in Florida
for generations, settled mainly
in Kissimmee. Stroup was born
in 1928 and spent his earliest
days in Claremont where his dad
was a baker. Like many families
at the time, however, the depres-
sion caused them to move
around. When Stroup was 11, in
1939, his family ended up in
Sebring.
Sebring had a population of
about 2,000 at the time, he said.
The two main streets in town
were what is now State Road 17,
coming down from Avon Park
and running around the Historic
Circle Park, then the center of
downtown, and Lakeview Drive
running around Lake Jackson.
Continued on page 7A


Maxcy faces ethics violation complaints


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun .comn
SEBRING Commissioner
Guy Maxcy faces two complaints
of ethics violations because of his
association with Atlanticblue.
In two separate complaints filed
by Capt. Preston H. Colby of
Florida Public Safety mailed on
Jan. 23 to the State of Florida


Commission on Ethics in
Tallahassee, public records
show that Maxcy exempted
himself of some, but not
all, of the, votes involving
Atlanticblue.
"Mr. Maxcy has to obey
the law even if it's not con- Ma
venient for him, or his
business; or of course, resign from


public office. Now, we wait
for the Ethics Commission
to determine the issues,"
complainant Colby said.
According to their Web
site, Atlanticblue, head-
quartered in Lake. Wales, is
axcy a real estate management,
acquisition and develop-
Continued on page 7A


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News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


Young and young-at-heart see inauguration

By ED BALDRIDGE I .-,-
ed.baldridge@newssun.co


AVON PARK The
young and young at heart
From Highlands County
Sbraved the weather and mas-
sive crowds to witness histo-
ry first hand when they made
the trek to Washington D.C.
to see the inauguration of
Barack Obama.
"It was unbelievable," Pat
SHenderson said of her second
pilgrimage to the capitol city.
Henderson was part of the
crowd on Aug. 28, 1963 to
see Dr. Martin Luther King
make his famous "I Have a
Dream" speech, and felt she
needed to make the 16-hour
trip again to see America's
first Afro-American presi-
dent take his oath.
"It brought back a lot of
memories for me. I was 10 or
11 the first time, and being
there again made me feel
What my grandmother must
have felt. Everyone was
filled with jubilation and
excitement. No one really
.minded that they had.to even
brave that weather. We were
standing out there before 7
a.m. and it was cold, I was
frozen stiff. If I had to do it
again, I would without hesi-
tation. This was historic. I
don't know if I will make the
second term inauguration,
but this trip was worth it," a
still elated Henderson said.
"Maybe I will get to go
back and see our first woman
president take the oath," she
said with hope.
"I felt such happiness and
,greatness just being in the
Crowd. It brought back such
mefmnories and thoughts, it
brought tears to my eyes and
to everyone around me. It
was awesome!"
Even with the large crowd,
media estimates range from
- two upwards to five million


Courtesy photo
Retired Capt. David Simpson (bottom row, far left), senior Army instructor at Lake Wales
High School, took 17 teens from Lake Wales and Avon Park to witness the inauguration of
President Barack Obama last week.


in the city for the event,
Henderson was not fright-
ened at -all by the metro visit.
"The crowd was so mas-
sive, we had to link our arms
in a chain so that we would
not be separated, but every-
one was so well behaved and
friendly. Strangers would
offer assistance and people
found warmth in their hearts
for each other," Henderson
said.
Looking at history through
a younger set of looking
glasses, retired Capt. Dave
Simpson, senior Army
instructor at Lake Wales
High School, took 17 stu-
dents to D.C. to witness the
inauguration of our new pres-
ident, including three who
live in Avon Park.
"This was definitely histo-
ry in the making. The crowd
was excited. It was an
astounding mix of gender,
and races and ages. It was
awesome!" Simpson said,
echoing Henderson's com-


ments.
Viewing from the Mall as
well, the group with Simpson
also had to get close to navi-
gate the crowd.
"It was a madhouse of peo,
ple. We had to hold onto each
other to keep from getting
lost in the crush, but every-
one was really well behaved.
People were crying and hug-
ging and most everyone was
cheering. There was Bush
supporters .and Obama sup-
porters who attended,"
Simpson said.
"We had to wake up at 4
a.m. and get down to the Mall
in front of the Capitol
Building very early to wit-
ness the inauguration. It was
18 degrees with a wind chill
that made it seem like nine
degrees. For Florida folks
that's down right cold. The
kids bundled up and braved
the weather and witnessed
history. The hardest part was
getting back to the bus. We
were told that if you lined


every tour bus up in, a line,
the line would stretch 75
miles long. It took us over
three hours to walk 2 and 1/2
miles to our bus," he said.
Taking advantage of the
historic event to pack in
more learning, Simpson took
the time to tour the city with
his students.
"We also visited several
sites in Washington to
include Arlington National
Cemetery, Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier, Kennedy
Gravesite, Washington
Monument, Jefferson
Memorial, Lincoln
-Memorial, World War II
Memorial, Vietnam Wall and
Memorial, Mount Vernon,
Air and Space Museum and
the Holocaust Museum. The
*.kids also had their own inau-
gural dance with 2,500 other
students. It was truly a visit
that everyone will remember
for the rest of their lives," he
added.


Woman arrested on four additionalfraud charges


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID After
reportedly "moving back to
Georgia," a man who ran a
local woman's company and
his wife are facing charges of
fraud.
Mike Crumpton,-56,- and
his wife, Yaoska Crumpton,
26, were arrested in
December for credit card
fraud.
Yaoska now faces addi-
tional charges for allegedly
stealing thousands of addi-
tional dollars from the local
woman.
it all started with a dis-
abling injury. After the vic-
tim suffered from a torn
Achilles tendon she had a
Shard time managing her daily
business affairs.
She promoted Mike
Crumpton, who had worked
for her business for roughly
three months, because he
"proved to be a competent
and reliable worker that (she)
came to trust," a report from
the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office stated.



West Sebring

logs 69 calls

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The West
Sebring Volunteer Fire
Department Inc. calls for
SDecember 2008 included:
four fires, 32 rescue/EMS,
Three hazardous conditions,
three service calls, 25 good
Intent calls and two false.
alarms. There were a total of
69 calls.
The department broke
another record in 2008 with
over 700 calls. The last
record for number of annual
calls was 600 in 2006.
Anyone interested in join-
ing the West Sebring
Volunteer Fire Department
may call 471-5344.


When Mike Crumpton
took over all of the day-to-
day operations, and financial
affairs for the victim, it was
agreed that no new credit
accounts would be initiated
and no new purchases would
be made, the report said.
The couple allegedly left
without notice on or about
June 24, 2008 or roughly
two years after Mike
Crumpton took over the busi-
ness.
Shortly after he left, the
victim started receiving bills
from Home Depot, First
Equity Bank and the Royal
Bank of Scotland.
Mike Crumpton reportedly
had access. to the victim's
personal identification infor-
mation while he was running
her business.
A fourth bank, with two
accounts and a total bill of
$12,384.72, was discovered
in the victim's name that she
did not know about.
The account had been used
26 times, including a check
made payable to Yaoska
Crumpton for $750 with the
victims signature.
The victim said she never
wrote the check or signed it.
When HCSO Detective
Roger,. St. Laurent read the
otheUitransactions on the
account, he realized a pat-
tern.


"Most all of said transac-
tions were at locations which
are known to keep surveil-
lance for a minimal amount
of time," he wrote in the
report.
A transaction on Feb. 6,
2008 caught his attention,
payable for $79 to a group in
Sebring.
After calling the business,
St. Laurent discovered it was
an optometrist's office. A
check of the office's transac-
tions revealed that Yaoska
C~umpton was billed $79 for
an eye appointment.
The victim is not a patient
at the practice, and further
corroborating the evidence
was a supplemental charge of
$199 to a different name, that
"is in fact the same practice,"
St. Laurent wrote.
The Crumpton bill showed
a supplemental charge of
$199 from the same alleged-
ly fraudulent account.
Yaoska Crumpton was
served with a warrant for
additional charges on Jan.
20.
In addition to the
December charges, she faces
grand theft of more than
$10,000, swindling, credit
card fraud, and identity theft.
All charges are felonies and
she is out on $8,000 bond.
"(The detective) did not
have the information at the


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time of the first arrest," said
HCSO Lt. Tim Lethbridge of
criminal investigations.
"Then the detective got this
further information and
obtained a warrant for her."
Her husband does not face
any additional charges.
"The information (the
detective) got points to her,"
Lethbridge said.


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Attempted murder arrest

made in Avon Park


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK -
Deputies with the Avon
Park Police Department
arrested an Avon Park man
for attempted murder
Wednesday after he stabbed
another man in the neck.
Amado M. Islas, 33, was
in a verbal argument with
the victim just before 1
p.m. when the argument
turned physical, a press
release from the APPD stat-
ed.
Police were dispatched
to the fight at La Yerbita,
19 N. Central Ave., and
upon their arrival located
the victim with a laceration
behind his left ear.
Islas was accused of


"having a romantic affair"
with the victims wife, the
arrest report by APPD offi-
cer Nathan Coogan said.
Islas said the victim "spit
in his face several times
which made him angry,"
Coogan said.
He then allegedly turned
on the victim, stating "I'll
kill you" and stabbed the
victim behind the left ear.
After talking with Islas,
officers found a blood
stained, spring loaded knife
in his right front pants
pocket.
He remains in the
Highlands County Jail on
$200,000 bond, facing
charges of attempted mur-
der.


'Be the Wall' campaign

debuts at county fair


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING An exciting
multi-media awareness
campaign made its debut at
the Highlands County Fair
last week. Drug Free
Highlands, a community
coalition of organizations,
businesses and individuals,
in partnership with the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office introduced "Be the
Wall," a unique approach
designed to lend support
and encouragement to par-
ents, retailers, and commu-
nity members in an effort to
keep alcohol out of the
hands of teenagers.
"Be the Wall" is a
statewide social marketing
campaign sponsored by the
Florida Governor's Office
of Drug Control, Florida
Department of Children and
Families, and the Strategic
Prevention Framework
State Incentive Grant. Its
components include an
interactive Web site,
humorous posters about
natural communication
gaps between adults and
teens, community displays,
guerrilla marketing strate-
gies and more. Its focus is
on the developing adoles-
cent brain and the behav-
iors that evolve. Teens can
often react with illogical,
impulsive and rebellious
behavior, taking risks and
testing boundaries. Using


an element of humor in its
presentation, the challenge
is for adults to simply be
clear; be firm, and be con-
sistent.
One component of this
campaign is to measure the
current perception regard-
ing underage drinking.
Guests visiting the "Be the
Wall" booth, integrated
with the Highlands County
Sheriff's Department, are
invited to take an anony-
mous online survey consist-
ing of 10 questions and sign
a "brick" as their pledge to
"Be the Wall" when talking
to youth about drinking or
other risky behaviors.
These "bricks" will
become a symbolic "wall"
and will be displayed at the
Sheriff's Department
Community Service Center
near the Food Court at the
Lakeshore Mall.
If you would like to par-
ticipate in the online survey
but are unable to visit the
booth, go to www.high
landssheriff.org, read about
the campaign, click on the
brick and then click "sur-
vey." One can also register
a pledge by visiting
www.bethewall.org.
Over the next year Drug
Free Highland's and their
community partners will be
building walls all over the
county.


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News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


EDITORIAL & OPINION


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Tough times mean tough decisions


Tough times call for tough
measures, but when you start
discussing education, there
are always tough decisions.


In prosperous times it is
a little easier to make
budget decisions, but the
recent downturn in the
Florida. economy has
prompted the Legislature
to cut more than $600
million of the promised
money rolling out to the
schools.
The School Board of
Highlands County is
looking at a $1.6 million
cut', and members are now
discussing areas where
they can trim to the bone.
Under the microscope
and at risk are sports,
salaries, building plans,
after-school support just
about everything, and
everyone, working for the


school district is facing
some tough decisions. '
Included in the cut is
the potential of losing
some 30 teachers district
wide.
One question that we
have: Are school board
members willing to take a
pay cut?
The average school
board salary is about
$30,612 for the part-time
gig.
Now don't get us
wrong, we firmly believe
that everyone who serves
and puts forth hard work
should be compensated,
board members included.
But consider the fact


that the school board only
meets a couple of times a
month, and take 'into
account that the most a
school board meeting
runs is about three hours.
Add in say three hours for
preparation every meet-
ing. If you do the math,
that's 144 hours a year.
Just to be safe, let's round
it up to 200 hours for
workshops and the like.
Now divide that into
the $30,612 and that's
about $153 per hour the
taxpayers are paying for
each school board mem-
ber.
We encourage the
school board to take a
close look at trimming the
fat, so let's get real. Can
we really afford school
board members at $153
an hour?
Before you consider
cutting popular programs


like sports, or band, or
even teacher's salaries,
we challenge the board to
show some leadership in
this time of sacrifice and
consider cutting their own
salaries first.
We know that certain
salaries are capped by
statute and determined by
a state-mandated formula,
but it can always be
donated back, as some did
with the recent cost of*
living raise.
Make it an hourly job,
for an example, where
you set a fair rate com-
pared to the average
teacher salary and donate
the rest back. That would
be reasonable.
Like we said, tough
times bring tough meas-
ures, but when it comes to
cutting school board
salaries, it's easy to see
we are overspending.


Great orator, poor speech


A true prospective
is needed

Editor:
A number of editorials in
major and local newspapers
repeat the mantra that the
collective "we" caused many
of the crises facing us today;
that the collective "we"
allowed our leaders to be
corrupt; that "we" kept put-
ting the same corrupt elected
Officials in government; that
the collective "we" were
spend thrifts,' using credit
cards to buy now and pay
later, letting the bills pile up.
And what about those credit
card corporations?
The editorials also pro-
claim that most of us are
"good people," which vali-
dates why the U.S. is the
greatest country in the
world. With afore mentioned
comments, this may be a
contradiction. If the collec-
tive "we" are the basis of
this serious crisis, how can
"we" be so great?
The answer is that the reg-
ular folks, working
American citizens, believe in


I was. talking to Peter
Robinson, who helped write
the immortal "Tear Down
This Wall, Mr. Gorbachev"
speech, delivered in Berlin
by my dad, Ronald Reagan.
He told me he went back
to the archives for 1981 and
pulled out a couple of my
dad's quotes from the 1981
inaugural address and com-
pared them with a couple of
quotes from Barack
Obama's inaugural address.
He noted that while my dad
said it was "morning in
America," with Obama it
almost went back in tone to
Jimmy Carter's infamous
"malaise" speech, which
pictured an America down
in the dumps.
For Obama it was more
like "mourning" in America.
You can hear echoes of
that malaise speech in
Obama's inaugural address
when he said, "These are the


and practice the concepts of
the American Dream. This
has been embedded in our
culture for 200 years. It is
not the "we" who created
this humongous debacle; it is
the corporate government
that has victimized working
people for decades, that has
created one disaster after
another, yet foisted the cost
onto those working people.
My generation, the chilt-
dren of the "greatest genera-
tion" coined by Tom
Brokaw, learned from it, as
did the greatest generation
that survived the Great
Depression and World War
II. They spawned the great-
est period of prosperity in
our history. The fact that half
of the people in Florida, well
represented by retirees from
other parts of the country.,
verify that statement. That
happened because they
worked for 30-40 years,
earned pensions and benefits
and could afford to buy a
home here, maybe even have
two homes.
That is, until corporations,
assisted by their subsidiary,
the federal government,


indicatbrs of crisis,
subject to data and
statistics. Less
measurable but no
less profound is a
sapping of confi-
dence across our
land -- a nagging
fear that America's
decline is
inevitable, and that
the next generation


Making Sense
Michael Reagan


must lower its
sights."
. There were, however,,
striking similarities between
Ronald Reagan's speeches
and those of both Barack
Obama and Bill Clinton,
Robinson said, because the
Democrats have long been
big students of my dad's
speeches, going back time
and again to the archives to
read the words of the Great
Communicator and learn
from his techniques in com-
m'unicating.
If you listen to Barack
Obama you hear his pro-
grams and policies
described the way Ronald
Reagan would have
described them had they
been his agenda.
The difference between
the two men was that my
dad believed everything he
said all the way to the core
of his being, while Barack
Obama and his fellow
Democrats. use speeches to
mask what they really
believe.
The bottom line is that the


TODAY'S LETTERS
began retracting those pen-
sions and benefits.
Outsourcing. Still, the cost
of this is borne by those
workers' tax dollars. The lat-
est example is the $3 trillion
handed to Wall Street and
bankers with no conditions
while the victims of those
sub prime mortgages are left
hanging. Congress is still
negotiating the bail out of
those sub prime mortgages.
Please note that 40 percent
of them qualified for stan-
dard 30-year mortgages, but
were "steered" into sub-
prime mortgages. Also, our
middle class is disappearing!
It is ironic after the free
bail out of Wall Street and
bankers (e.g. AIG), that
Congress jumped all over the
auto industry for wanting to
borrow funds to avoid bank-
ruptcy. In this case, the auto
industry has maintained its
commitment to the workers
on pensions, etc., while
workers elsewhere in the
country had lost theirs. The
irony is that Congress pro-
vided billions of dollars in
subsidies to bring Toyota,
Honda, etc., to southern


new president's
widely anticipated
inaugural address,
which beforehand
was widely touted
to be another stun-
ning example of
exalted oratory, just
plain fell flat.
It wasn't the
soaring eloquence
for which he is


rightly noted -.it
was in fact the kind of
speech a Chicago ward heel-
er would have made to his
constituents full of
sound and fury," as
Shakespeare would have put
it, "but signifying nothing."
Perhaps the most note-
worthy event during the
inauguration was the jeremi-
ad disguised as a prayer
offered by the grizzled old
veteran of the long-past civil
rights struggle, the Rev.
Joseph Lowery.
As Barack Obama smiled,
Rev. Lowery ended the
prayer by saying "Lord, in
the memory of all the saints
who from their labors rest,
and in the joy of a new
beginning,- we ask you to
help us work for that day.
when black will not be
asked to get back,,, when
brown can stick around -
when yellow will be mellow
- when the red man can get
ahead, man and when
white will embrace what is
Rightt"
As Rush Limbaugh


states with no unions. Now it
wants to kill the unions and
bring wages down to non-
union levels. Today, mini-
mum wage is the standard
with no benefits.
Thus, when those editori-
* als cast the collective "we"
as the basis of our current
national tragedy, I strongly
object; especially when our
own government has operat-
ed in secret while regular
working people were strug-
gling to survive. Even the
state of Florida operated in
the shade; the people did not
know until after the fact
what happened (bailing out
the insurance and real estate
interests, etc.). So the criti-
cism that "we" were not alert
is a false charge. How could
"we" know if the govern-
ment actions occurred
behind closed doors?
I recall a class in Middle
English where we had to
translate a passage in the
Bible: "Let those with eyes
to see, and those with ears
hear." Please seek a true per-
spective.
Gabriel Read
Avon Park


remarked,: Lowery's so-
called prayer was far more
memorable that the presi-
dent's entire inaugural
address.
Amen.
I wonder if Presideht
Obama had any idea of what
he was saying when he
praised "the risk-takers, the
doers, the makers of things
- some celebrated but more
often men and women
obscure in their labor, who
have carried us up the long,
rugged path towards pros-
perity and freedom."
These "risk takers ... who
have carried us up the long,
rugged path towards pros-
perity and freedom," are the
small and large business
men and women of America
who do the hiring, create
products, provide needed
services and compete with
foreign competitors. They
are the very people he wants
to burden with heavier and
heavier taxation and need-
less regulations that hamper
their attempts to compete
with foreign businesses and
industries.
The craven New York
Times might have had what,
have been described as
"Obamisms" over the
speech, but saner observers
are simply yawning.

Mike Reagan, the elder son of
the late President Ronald
Reagan, is heard on rddio sta-
tions nationally.


Bouquet

Residents reach out
during toy drive
Editor:
An open letter to
Highlands County resi-
dents:
Thank you so much for
your contribution to the
annual Guardian Ad Litem
toy drive. Your time, effort
and thoughtfulness is great-
ly appreciated. Through
your kind gestures, the
Highlands County Guardian
Ad Litem Program was able
to provide toys to 137 chil-
dren and 16 complete ham
dinners to families in need.
We at the Guardian Ad
Litem Program feel honored
to reside in .a community
that is supportive and com-
mitted to assisting the chil-
dren of our future. We hope
to continue to assist our
children and families in
their economic crisis.
Guardian Ad Litem staff
Highlands County


Road trip

I know as I type this we are
enduring what we call "cold"
here in central Florida. I have
no intention of minimizing the
chill here for us. When you are
accustomed to weather that
makes short sleeves the order
of the day, near-freezing tem-
peratures are not fun.
However, after spending the
past several days traveling to
Tennessee and back, I'm find-
ing this weather positively
balmy.
Last week John left to return
to college
Laura's at Freed
Look Hardeman
University.
Laura Ware He had to
go when he did since my beau-
tiful future daughter-in-law
Amanda is a Resident
Assistant for her dorm floor
there, which meant she had to
get back on campus early.
For personal reasons, James
elected to stay a few extra
days. We figured since classes
didn't begin until the middle of
this week, someone could
drive him back to school. As
you might have guessed, in
this instance "someone" was
spelled M-O-M.
In a way I was looking for-
ward to it. Time alone, cruising
the highways, spending time
with my offspring and stop-
ping on the way back to visit a
good friend. Sounds good,
right?
James claimed we could
make it to Tennessee in one
day, with both he and I man-
ning the wheel. I would then
take two days to return to
Florida. A friend of his who
was starting at Freed
Hardeman also came with us,
and Alicia was gracious
enough not to complain even
though she was confined to a
small nest in the back seat with
extra bags and items piled pre-
cariously next to her.
At the time, I thought there
were good reasons to go along
with this plan. In retrospect,
I'm wondering if something
got slipped in my diet root
beer. Whatever it was not only
impaired my judgment, but
also allowed me to forget I'm
almost 51 and long drives like
this are not something the body
does without cost.
The farther north we went,
the colder it got. I knew it was
bad when I got out of the car
and my fingers sent little "this
cold hurts" messages to the
extent I made James fill up the
car. It was at this point I also
discovered my coat and gloves
were buried somewhere in the
mountain on the back seat and
thus spent as little time outside
of the car as possible.
We saw snow flurries on the
way: Alicia, who had never
seen the white stuff, was
thrilled. My joy was tempered
with the concern that if the
white stuff actually did any-
thing besides melt when it hit
the ground the only one who'd
ever driven in it had done so
over 20 years ago.
While we managed to get to
Tennessee without having to
strap skates on the car, our
Pontiac decided about 30 to 60
minutes away that the trip had
been far too uneventful and so
began flashing warning lights
at us and acting as if it were
coming down with something.
While James drove, I
perused the manual, trying to
interpret the car's message.
Car warning lights are not eas-
ily defined, having been
designed to send arcane and
ominous sounding warnings
that strike fear in the hearts of
people like me who do not
speak Car.
Fortunately, a kind and hon-
est mechanic who is fluent in
Car got me on the road again
the next afternoon. I not only
got to see the inauguration, but
also a pretty snowfall, flakes
dancing in the air before melt-


ing on the ground so that I got
home without having to
remember what to do when
your car hits ice. Today, back
in Florida, I'm enjoying the
relatively balmy temperature
of 50 degrees.
I'm sure I'll be complaining
about the cold here in Florida
.just as soon as I wake up from
the many naps I'm taking to
recover from the journey.
Which will probably be
March.


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Woman's Club serves
spaghetti
SEBRING The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring,
4260 Lakeview Drive
(across from Veteran's
Beach), will host a spaghetti
dinner from 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday for a cost of $7
each.
Advance tickets are
required. Phone 214-6020
for reservations.

Kellogg, Keebler
retirees gather
PALMETTO Calling
all Kellogg and Keebler
retirees for the annual "K"
retiree picnic. This year it
will be a Star Wars adven-
ture.
It will be Sunday, Feb. 8.
The group will meet at 10
a.m. and meal is at 12:30
p.m. at the Manatee
Convention Center. Bring a
large dish to pass and table
service. Meat and drinks are
provided.
Questions? Directions?
Call Sandi Nowicki at (941)
761-4695, or Tom Austin at
(269) 420-9010.

Highlands Ridge to
host 5K Run/Walk
AVON PARK The inau-
gural "Rockin' in Paradise"
5K Run/Fun Walk and
Antique Car Show will be
held at Highlands Ridge
South on Saturday, Feb. 7
and will benefit the
Leukemia/Lymphoma
Society. The race will begin
and finish at Founders Hall,
3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive.
Registration begins at 8
a.m. and the race will start
promptly at 9 a.m. and will
wind through Highlands
Ridge. The entry fee is $15
prior to Thursday and will be
$20 beginning Friday.
After being inspired by
her daughter, Cindy




Gail Baird
Gail Patrick Baird, 64, :of
Sebring died Jan. 22, 2009.
Born in Morgan City, La., she
had eit"a,eresident of
Sebring since 1995. She was
a certified nursing assistant
at The Palms of Sebring for
12 years:
She is survived by her
daughter, Cindy G. Johnson;
son, Brent F. Henry; brother,
Carlton Sons; three grand-
children and tvwo great-grand-
daughters.
Cremation arrangements,
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home',
Sebring.

Paul Barnhart
Paul A.
Barnhart, 81, of
Sebring died Jan.
22, 2009. Born in
Chester, W.Va., he had been a
resident of Sebring since
2000. He and his wife spent
their summers at Guilford
Lake, Ohio. He was of the
Protestant faith and a mem-
ber of the Tanglewood non-
denominational Community
Church. He was retired from
National
S t e 1
Company in
Weirton,
W.Va. and
was a veteran
of World War
Barnhart II, serving in
the U.S.
Navy as a Bugler First Class
on the USS Whitney. He was
a charter member of the
Heartland Harmonizers
Chorus.
He leaves behind his lov-
ing wife, Donna; daughters,
Sharyn Barnhart and Cynthia
Morningstar; -and:- brother,
Robert.


A gathering. of .friends to
reflect on Paul's life will be
arranged in the near future in
Sebring, and also a time of
remembrance is planned at
Guilford Lake in July.
Memorials may be made to a
favorite charity. Cremation
arrangements have been
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


Robinette, a long-time resi-
dent of Highlands Ridge
approached the activities and
wellness directors of
Highlands Ridge about host-
ing this event. Cindy's 2-
year-old grandson AJ was
diagnosed with leukemia
when he was just 13 months
old. Her daughter, Hope,
recently ran the San
Francisco Women's
Marathon as part of the
Leukemia Society's "Team
in Training" program.
The 5K event will have a
'50s theme complete with
poodle skirts and an antique
car show. There will be
medals given three deep in
each age category up to 80-
plus years for both male and
female runners/walkers.
To receive an entry form
or for information, contact
Wellness Director Bobbie
Clark at 314-0432,
bclark@ highlandsridge.com
or Activities Director Julie
Burg at 471-1115,
julie@highlandsridge.com.

Timebomb to
perform today
LAKE PLACID -
America's favorite showband
Timebomb will perform at 4
p.m. today at the Lake
Placid Elks Lodge. It will be
an afternoon of non-stop
music, comedy and dancing.
There also will be an Elvis
Presley tribute, Patsy Cline
tribute, '50/'60s Golden
Oldies Revue, Country
Music Revue and much,
much more.
Doors open at 4 p.m. and
show starts at 5 p.m.
Advance tickets are on sale
now, $12..

Moose 16dge serves
Breakfast
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events:
Today Moose Legion


OBITUARIES


Christel Kitterman
SChristel I. Kitterman, 63,
of Lake Placid died January
6, 2009, in Tampa. Born in
Papenburg, Germany, she
moved to Lake Placid in
1988 from Sagamore Beach,
Mass. She worked for
Pairpoint Glass Co. in
Sagamore before moving
here.
Survivors include her sis-
ters, Traute Fetsch and Ilse;
three grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
at 11 a.m.; on Saturday,
January 31 at St:i Francis of
Assisi Episcopal. Church in
Lake Placid, with the Rev.
Elizabeth 'Myers officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the St.
Francis of Assisi Building
Fund, 43 Lake June Rd.,
Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Arrangements are being
handled by the Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.


Frederick Schroeder
Jr.
C. Frederick (Fred)
Schroeder Jr., 62, of Sebring
died Jan. 21, 2009. Born in
Dothan, Ala., he moved to
Sebring in 1952. He was
founder of Fred's Aluminum.


Breakfast Buffet will be
from 8:30-11 a.m. for $5.
Monday Happy hour
from 3-6 p.m. Texas
Hold'em will be from 7-10
p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

Peggy, Perry play
karaoke at post
SEBRING The
American Legion Post 74
will host karaoke by Peggy
and Perry today.
For details, call 471-1448.

Vietnam Peace
Accord recognized
SEBRING The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will remember the
Vietnam Peace Accord with
a flag raising at 11 a.m.
Tuesday. Music by Franke
from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

KJ's plays at Moose
lodge today
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose Lodge
2374 will host Music by KJs
Karaoke from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
today.
For details, call 465-0131.

Several events
planned for Elks
SSEBRING Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
the following activities
Tuesday: Tai Chi from 3-4
p.m.; Line dancing lessons
from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; and
Darts for Fun from 6-8 p.m.

Elks Ladies meet
Tuesday
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge will
host the following events:
Monday -Live music
from 4-7 p.m.
Tuesday Ladies meet-
ing at 7 p.m.'


Orchid Society meets
Monday night
SEBRING The Orchid
Society of Highlands County
will hold its monthly meet-
ing at 7 p.m. Monday. The
meeting will be at the Bert J.
Harris Jr. Agricultural
Center, 4509 George Blvd.
This month's speaker will be
Michael Sinn. owner of
Canaima Orchids in
Ellington.
Sinn's Cattleya species
have received awards
throughout South America,
the U.S. and Japan. He will
give a presentation on
Venezuelan orchids and will
have plants for sale.
Guests are always wel-
come and participants do not
have to be knowledgeable of
orchids to attend.
The society will also be
holding its ninth annual
orchid auction at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 at the agri-
cultural center. For addition-
al information, contact Ed
Fabik 465-2830 or by e-mail
at orchidmanl24@
yahbo.com or go to the Web
,site http://orchidsocietyhigh-
lands.orgl.

Department plans
business meeting
LAKE PLACID The
Highlands Park Volunteer
Fire Department will hold its
monthly business meeting on
Monday. The meeting begins
at 7:30 p.m. at the fire sta-
tion, 1317 Columbus St.
Officers and the board of
directors for 2009 will be
elected at this meeting.,Area
residents are encouraged to
attend.
For information, call
Chief Richard Gavagni at
699-0491 or 243-9441.

LPPD offers CPR
class Monday
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Police
Department will hold an
American Heart Association


CPR class at 5:15 p.m.
Monday. Register at the
police department at 8 N.
Oak Ave. Details are online
at www.lppd.org.
Classes are at the Lake
Placid Volunteer Fire
Department training room.
Cost is $30. There is a $3
card charge only for those
actively employed within
Highlands County Public
Safety. Classes are usually
three to four hours long.

Leisdre Lakes
homeowners meet
LAKE PLACID -
Leisure Lakes Homeowners
will meet at 10 a.m. Monday
at the Bishop Park meeting
room. Please attend.
Don't forget the annual
yard sale at the firehouse on
Thursday and Friday.
Articles to donate can be
taken to the firehouse
Wednesday.

Projects Committee
meets Monday
SEBRING Highlands
County Lakes Association
(H.C.L.A). Tourist Tax
Projects Committee will
meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday,
in the Purchasing
Conference room, 4344
George Blvd.
The public is invited to
attend.

Alzheimer's
caregiving training
offered
SEBRING On three sep-
arate days, starting on
Monday, the Alzheimer's
Association will present pro-
grams for caregivers taking
care of loved ones with
dementia. The workshops
will focus on:
Monday from 0Q-11
a.m. at Crown Pointe, 5005
Sun 'N Lake Blvd. -
Reverse mortgage, Medicaid,
Medicare presentation.
Question and answer discus-
sions with speaker Wayne


McFirland of Diversified
Financial Concepts.
Thursday, Feb. 19,
from 10 a.m. to noon, at
Southern Lifestyle, 1297
U.S. 27 N.,.Lake Placid -
Alzheimer's Disease What
is Dementia? Speaker is Lisa
lodriguez, program special-
ist for Alzheimer's
Association.
Friday, Feb. 20, from
10 a.m. to noon at Southern
Lifestyle, 1297 U.S.:27 N. in
Lake Placid -
Communicating with your
Loved One with
Alzheimer's. Speaker Lisa
Rodriguez, program special-
ist for Alzheimer's
Association.
There is no cost to partici-
pants; for more information
or to RSVP, call 385-3444.

Masons install
officers
SEBRING Highlands
Chapter No. 64, Royal Arch
Masons and Heartland
Council No. 43, Royal &
Select Masters, will have
their installation of officers
on Tuesday at Highlands
Shrine Club, 2604 S.R. 17.
Michael A. Rice will be
installed as High Priest of
Highlands Chapter and
Gabriel J. Moitozo will be
installed as Illustrious
Master of Heartland Council.
Installation of Officers
will start at 7 p.m.
All area Master Masons
and their guests are .invited
to attend. For further infor-
mation, contact Gabe
Moitozo at 465-6977 or
Mike Rice at 635-7438.

Shrine Ladies play
Bunco
AVON PARK The pub-
lic is invited to play Bunco
at the Highlands Shrine
Club, 2604 S.R. 17 South at
noon Tuesday. The event is
open to new and experienced
players; cost is $2 per per-
son.
Call 471-2425.


Fred was a member of Bible
Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife, Barbara; children,
Tim, Gena Watson, and
Davy; brother, Carl H.; and
10 grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 30 at Bible
Fellowship Church.
Memorials are requested to
Good Shepherd Hospice
House, Sun 'N Lake "Blvd.,"''
Sebring, FL 33872. Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is
in charge of arrangements.,

William Yarbroughi
a 8William Cecil
Yarbrough, 80, 'of
10! Sebring died Jan. ;:"
19, 2009. Born in
Statesboro, Ga., he was a line
supervisor for Sebring
Utilities. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Air Force, serving '
from 1946 until 1952.
'He is survived by his chil-
dren, Arleen Radebaugh,
Eddie Yarbrough, Carol
Yarbrough and Sharon
Lambright; brother, Billy;
sister, Blondine Ward; and
one granddaughter.
A graveside service will be
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 28 at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, Avon
Park. Arrangements entrust-
ed to Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.


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C. FREDERICK (FRED) SCHROEDER. JR.
SCHROEDER, JR., C. FREDERICK (FRED), age 62 of
Sebring, FL, died, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at his resi-
dence. Fred was born in Dothan, AL moving to Sebring in
1952. A graduate of Sebring High School, class of 1964.
He married Barbara Bengtson in September 1965 and was
founder of Fred's Aluminum. Fred was an avid outdoors-
man, who enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member
of Bible Fellowship Church. He is survived by a loving
family, wife, Barbara; children, Tim (Debra) Schroeder,
Gena (John) Watson, Davy (Erin) Schroeder; brother, Carl
H. Schroeder; grandchildren, Buck,
Cody, Ethan, Hannah, Riley, Lacey,
Isaac, Levi, Noah, Abigail. Services will
be 10:30 am, Saturday, January 30, 2009
at Bible Fellowship Church. Memorials
are requested to Good Shepherd Hospice
House, Sun n Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872. MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL.
Morris Funeral Chapel
307 S. Commerce Ave Sebring, FL 33870
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VETERANS NEWS


News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


By MARY MARGARET
STAIK
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Joseph A.
Dionne, Highlands County
Director of Veteran Services,
will address the American
Legion 'Post 25 during the
Four Chaplains Ceremony
scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 9.
Dionne's father, the late
Edward J. Dionne, an
accountant in Lake Placid,
and the late Dan O'Keefe
also of Lake Placid, were
aboard the Dorchester 66
years ago, Feb. 3, 1943.
O'Keefe pulled his
evening watch and was long
overdue to be relieved of
duty. Had he been relieved of
duty sooner, he would have
been in his cabin below the
waterline at the time of the
explosion. He would have
perished along with the oth-
ers in the area of his cabin.
As World War II was rag-
ing on, the Dorchester was
making its way across the
North Atlantic. The troop
transport had been trans-
formed from a luxury liner
and carried more than 900
soldiers, mostly Army per-
sonnel, from Newfoundland
to a U.S. base in Greenland.
Only 150 miles from its
destination, disaster struck. A
German U-boat fired three
torpedoes, striking the
Dorchester on the starboard
side, well below the water
line. The ship began to take
on water. Those soldiers who
survived the explosions and
ensuing fires scrambled top-
side to lifeboats.


Courtesy art
This painting of the Four Chaplains one Methodist, one
Jewish, one Roman Catholic, and one Dutch Reformed is
quite familiar with veterans. A Four Chaplains Ceremony is
planned for Feb. 9 at American Legion Post 25.


On board ship were four
Army chaplains, one
Methodist, one Jewish, one
Roman Catholic, and one
Dutch Reformed. Witnesses
aboard ship recounted stories
of how the chaplains not
offered the other soldiers
prayers and solace, they
stood on the deck of the ship
and handed out life jackets.
When the life jackets ran out,
the four men removed their
life jackets to provide them
to men who did not have one.
Records indicate the
Dorchester disappeared into
the dark ocean in less than 20
minutes. Only 230 of the 902
soldiers survived. The other
672 brave soldiers, including
the Rev. George Fox, Rabbi
Alexander Goode, Rev. Clark
Poling, and Rev. John
Washington, all perished in
the ships sinking. Each year
at this time soldiers across
the country come together to


honor the men for their unity
and sacrifice.
Ed Dionne often told that
he survived the icy cold
waters only because he was
covered:.in oil, which served
to insulate him from the cold.
Dionne, raised in Wisconsin,
was an; avid swimmer in high
school 'sports. The Escanaba
rescued Dionne from the icy
waters after an extended time
in the water. Partially frozen,
Dionne spent several months
in the Ziilitary hospitals' in
Greenland and Washington,
D.C., learning to walk again.
Joseph Dionne remembers
attending Four-Chaplains
ceremonies throughout his
youth with his parents. He
and his siblings traveled with
Ed and Pauline Dionne
across the nation, as Ed
Dionne, one of the few sur-
vivors of the Dorchester
sinking, retold the horrific
story time and time again.


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reporting the income to IRS is-not required.
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LAKE PLACID Dr. Reed
Bowman, associate research
biologist and head of the
-Avian Ecology lab at
SArchbold Biological Station,
,will be the guest speaker at
the Audubon Society's meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at
the Masonic Lodge on the
.corner of Park and Main in
'Lake Placid.
With graduate degrees in
wildlife and biology,
SBowman for the past 25 years
has studied the ecology,
demography, and conserva-
tion of several endangered
Birds, including the White-
crowned Pigeon, Red-cock-
aded Woodpecker, and the
SFlorida Scrub-Jay. He is the
-' author of 60-plus scientific
papers and editor of two
books, including the recently
Published and acclaimed
"Avian Ecology and
Conservation in an
Urbanizing World." In addi-
' tion to his numerous duties
and as a member of the
Florida Scrub-Jay Recovery
Steam Bowman helped devel-
op the soon to-be-released
Recovery Plan for this
species.
Bowman, an avid photog-
rapher and fly fisherman, will
speak to the members on how
to look for rare birds in
Florida and how to prepare


the documentation necessary
for consideration of observa-
tions. Past chairman of the
Florida Ornithological
Society Records Committee,
Bowman's mission is to
maintain a historical record
of the avifauna of Florida,
review and critically evaluate
the documentation of
changes to that avifauna, and
ensure the changes are pub-
lished in the scientific litera-
ture, and see that such docu-
mentation is archived and
curated so that it can be ana-
lyzed now and in the future.
Today, birders, rather than
professional ornithologists,
often are responsible for dis-
covering changes in bird dis-
tribution. By taking careful
notes in the field and submit-
ting a report, any observer
can contribute valuable infor-
mation to the scientific litera-
ture. Bowman will talk about
how to look for rare birds in
Florida and how to prepare
the documentation necessary
for the careful consideration
of those observations.
Audubon meets monthly at
6:30 p.m. for a covered dish
supper. The public is invited
to join. Bring utensils, plates
and covered dish, to share
with fellow bird watchers. A
short business meeting starts
at 7:15 p.m. followed by
Bowman at 7:30 p.m.


Complaint filed against Maxcy


Continued from page 1A
u ment company.
SAtlanticblue's request to
the county was to rezone
65,000 acres of Blue Head
Ranch from agricultural to a
conservation, agriculture,
and urban satellite area',
which allows them to further
their plans for a stand-alone
community for up to 125,000
people.
Maxcy did file a
Memorandum of Voting
Conflict form on three sepa-
rate occasions stating "I lease
property from a corporation
that Baxter Troutman has
ownership-Atlanticblue."
In another disclosure
Maxcy stated "I lease proper-
ty .from Atlanticblue and
therefore may be perceived.to
be to my special gain."
Two of the voting conflict
: forms were dated March 24
t and Sept. 2, both in 2008.
, A third was filed on Jan.
S20, 2009, which included a
Vote on a road improvements
Sto the Atlanticblue property.
SThe Blue Head Ranch-
development, which is off
SState Road 70, east of U.S.
27, has encountered some
Resistance from the
Department of Community
Affairs, which regulates
growth.
The DCA had eight objec-
Stions to allowing the rezon-
ing, including how the coun-
ty would provide water and
transportation and protect the
environment while allowing
the development to continue.
The DCA also questioned
how the county could justify
the need for so much poten-
tial growth.


Minutes of the commis-
sion meeting held on a Jan.
19 workshop clearly shows
that the applicant, who was
requesting a change in the
text and map of the county's
comprehensive plan, was
Allison D. Megrath of
Atlanticblue and it also
shows that Maxcy seconded
the motion "to continue the
North Lake Placid, South
Lake Placid and Blue Head
ranch Comprehensive Plan
amendments as the only 09-
01 large scale amendments to
be submitted until such a
time as the Comprehensive
Plan is updated..."
Furthermore, the commis-
sion minutes state that "Upon
roll call, all Commissioners
voted aye,". which includes
Maxcy.
"I do lease property from
Atlanticblue," Maxcy said
Friday.
"If I did vote on an item
concerning them, it was an
accident. I try to stay on top
of these things and I try to be
as squeaky clean as possible
when it comes to voting. We
Shave thousands of items that
come before us and if I made
a mistake, it was not inten-
tional I assure you. I usually
ask Ross Macbeth (county
attorney) on these items
when I need to abstain. I rely
on Ross Macbeth to help with
these matters, we all do. I am
sure that he would not let me
make a mistake like that. I
am sure that I have done
nothing wrong, but I am sure
that we will continue to
harassment from Colby, but I
am committed to making the
quality of life in Highlands
County better," Maxcy said.


News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


Continued from page 1A
There were no street lights
so the roads were very dark,
Stroup remembers.
U.S. 27 was under con-
struction, two lanes being
graded between Lake Placid
and Sebring about as far
north as the Southgate
Plaza. He added that work
on the highway stopped
abruptly with the outbreak
of World War II because so
many resources and supplies
were needed for the war
effort.
Sebring was so small
when Stroup arrived it had
only one school next to
where Sebring Middle
School is ori Center Avenue.
Long since torn down, half
of the building housed the
elementary grades, the other
half the secondary classes.
The high school proms were
typically held at Harder
Hall, which was just as pink.
City Hall was on the
Circle, in what is now
Douglas McLean's account-
ing firm, with the police
department in the back.
There were parking meters
everywhere.
There were only three
golf courses in the area: The
one at Harder Hall, the one
up at Pinecrest, and one at
the Kenilworth Lodge along
Lake Jackson. In fact,
Stroup said there was a dairy
in the middle of the
Kenilworth golf course,
although you had to know it
was there.
Building Hendricks Field
-during World War II doubled
the size of the town, more or
less, Stroup said, and a lot of
the men who had arrived as
soldiers. or airmen stayed
after the war was won.
In a sign of the times, the
federal government went
back to work on U.S. 27,.
which had to be regraded
because of how much time
had passed since the original
work.
Just graduated from high
school, Stroup got a job as a
rod man on the project -
carrying the sighting stick


Courtesy photo
Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman presents a beautiful painting to Jack Stroup during
the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual meeting Thursday in which they honored
Stroup.


for the surveyor.
People raised a ruckus at
the time, he said. Many of
the merchants wanted U.S.
27 to cut through downtown.
"It would have been terri-
ble," he said.
After working with the
Department of
Transportation as an inspec-
tor for a while, Stroup went
* into the navy. He served two
interrupted tours, called
back the second time
because of the Korean War,
during, which he served on a
destroyer.
Adventure was fine, but
as soon as he could return.
home Stroup did, working as
bookkeeper for an
Oldsmobile dealer.
He was only 29 years old
when he was approached to
run for the office of city
clerk. The term of office
then was two years now it
is three.
This was in 1957 and the
city clerk did the work that
today is handled by the
finance director, the tax col-
lector, and the city adminis-
trator.
"The city has grown so
much one person can't han-
dle it all," Stroup said. "It
was a whole lot different.
We didn't have the bureau-
cracy." As it was, Stroup had
only one assistant, and later
two.


There were the mayor and
the city council, but "I tried
to tell them what to do,"
Stroup said laughing.
In any case, the clerk han-
dled the day-to-day bisi-
ness.
It was Stroup,. for exam-
ple, who, using a wheelbar-
row, regularly emptied the
parking meters. He wasn't
upset- when city merchants
finally raised such a stink
about the meters they were
permanently removed.
City workers, except for
police officers and firefight-
ers, had no health care sys-
tem or pension fund. This
wasn't just the case in
Sebring, but throughout the
state.
Stroup was asked by the
Florida' League of Cities to
look into creating a retire-
ment program for cities that
could be used statewide.
When he took his propos-
al to state senator Ralph
Turlington, Stroup said the
senator looked, at him and
said, "Young man, I'll do
you one better than that -
I'll put you into the state
retirement system." He
smiled, "It's one of the best
in the country, rated the
most sound."
During the '70s Sebring
saw a great deal of growth
and upgrades.
A new era began with the


opening of the new city hall
on June 1, 1970 a build-
ing designed with govern-
ment in mind, not converted
from some other use as in
the past.
The sewer system was
completed, leading to
annexations. If a someone
wanted to hook into the sys-
tem, they had to join the
city.
Sebring High School
opened; it's first graduation
held in 1972.
The changes and growth
in the '70s led directly to the
expansion and reorganiza-
tion of the municipal gov-
ernment through the '80s
and '90s.
Bob Hoffman, who is his
own legend as a city admin-
istrator, spent his first year
with the city of Sebring
working for Stroup, who
was working his last year.
Now Hoffman has stepped
back from being city admin-
istrator himself, in prepara-
tion for his upcoming retire-
ment.
Stroup carries on, living
in a log cabin in the woods
with his family, surrounded
by small herds of deer, and
large flocks of wild turkeys.
He doesn't hunt anymore, or
make history, but no one
appreciates waking up in the
morning more.


Page 7A


Guglielmi wins board seat


Continued from page 1A
who retain a majority of seats
on the board elected in
landowner elections.
This is a bone of con-
tention between the two for-
mer candidates.
"(Guglielmi) doesn't know
the way urban density is cal-
culated. They have done
studies in the past year done
in formulas from statute 189
by district and county engi-


neers," Miller said. "Of the
three methods of calculating
it, two of the three say we
have well over 50 percent of
urbanization."
He argues that the current
voting system is not fair.
"We want a board that is
accountable to the people,"
Miller said. "People that have
built homes here made the
biggest investment of their
lives."


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Courtesy photo
Florida's Blood Centers Donor Development Coordinator-Deah Spires (center) pre-
sented a Certificate of Appreciation to Cross Country. Barry Bittner (from left),
director of the Contact Center, accepts the award from Deah, Spires, Florida Blood
Centers, along with Sally Durban, associate HR generalist and Judy Stone, HR site
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Signature HealthCARE's CEO publishes book


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Steier III, and Vice President of
Spirituality Department Dianne
Timmering, of Signature HealthCARE,
parent company of Kenilworth Care &
Rehabilitation Center, recently published
their first-ever spiritual book titled, "My
God! Our God?" After witnessing a God-
given miracle-the divine healing of his
son, Luke-Steier embarked on an amaz-
ing spiritual journey walking and
breathing the living Bible during his
pilgrimage to Israel.
Chronicled in "My God! Our God? A
Spiritual Journal from the Holy Land and
a Long Apologetic Prologue" by Steier
and Timmering, -this amazing journey


flushed out doctrinal confusion and man's
secular spin on religion while cleansing
painful personal mistakes for his spiritual
transformation. This book highlights the
beginning of the revolution and its earliest
struggles and some of the author's collec-
tive triumphs with his team. It is a book
about the truth of a vulnerable life, a bind-
ing covenant with God for the hope of a
child and the emergence of a revolution.
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Luke's miracle, I established a new
covenant with God. Months later, I real-
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Santander
named
administrator
at Florida

Hospital Lake
Placid
Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Florida
Hospital Heartland Division
CEO/President Tim Cook
announced an organizational
change that Will lead current
Lake Placid Administrator
Doug Harcombe to expand
his human resources role
within the three-campus divi-
sion avd welcome new Lake
Placid Administrator Warren
Santander in January 2009.
Santander became a full-
time administrator of Florida
Hospital Lake Placid on Jan.
5. He comes to FHHD after
being the Chief Operating
Officer at Desoto Memorial
Hospital in /
Arcadia.
Santander has
been a health-
care executive
for many years
and has previ-
ously provid-
ed leadership Santander
in Adventist Health Systems
in the areas of finance, oper-
ations and human resources.
He is a dedicated man of faith
and has lived in Lake Placid
and Highlands County for the
past eight years.
"We moved to Highlands
County to care for terminally
ill parents and relatives. Our
first year was spent in a
rental home behind the hospi-
tal in Lake Placid. We fell in
love with Lake Placid and the
people," Santander said. "I
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BUSINESS SNAPSHOTS


GE profit drops 46
percent as finance
unit struggles
WASHINGTON -
General Electric Co. posted
a 46 percent drop in fourth-
quarter earnings on Friday
and warned of a tough envi-
ronment this year as it strug-
gles with its ailing finance
business. The results cap a
difficult 2008 for one of the
world's largest industrial
companies and point to risks
ahead.
GE's businesses touch on
most sectors of an economy
mired in a recession, from
medical equipment and real
estate to TV stations. And its
longtime profit engine, GE
Capital, has seen profits
sapped as businesses and
consumers limit borrowing .


or default.

Wall Street ends
mixed as tech,
financials rally
NEW YORK Investors'
ambivalence about earnings
reports gave Wall Street a
mixed performance Friday.
Traders pounced on com-
panies showing signs of life
and dumped companies
whose quarterly results fell
short of expectations. Better-
than-forecast results from
Google Inc. helped technolo-
gy shares while lackluster
numbers from General
Electric Co. reinforced
investors' concerns about the
depths of the recession.
Insurer Aflac Inc. helped
ease some of Wall Street's
concerns about the financial


industry after reassuring
investors it had more than
enough cash to maintain its
credit ratings.
But the results from GE
weighed on industrial names
and held the Dow Jones
industrial average to a loss
as broader indexes climbed.

Obama tells GOP
he'll listen but no
guarantees
WASHINGTON -
President Barack Obama
sought to dampen
Republicans' complaints
about the Democrats' mas-
sive economic revival pack-
age Friday with an offer to
listen carefully to their
ideas, too. But he gave no
guarantees he'd accept any
- and made a point of


Steier publishes spiritual book


Continued from page 1B
faith. Luke's miracle forced
me to the Holy Land and to
go all the way back to my
beginning with God at my
side so I could really under-
stand my childhood, flush out
secular religion scars, under-
stand the living and breathing
Gospels, while preparing
hopefully for the second half
of my life."
As president and CEO of
Signature HealthCARE,
Steier is already dedicated to
bringing spirituality into the
workplace, which he says is
important now more than
ever given our current eco-
- nomic crisis. The organiza-
tion's rapidly growing spiri-
tuality department has
already revolutionized the
way it serves its, residents,
employees, and communities.
In light of this change, Steier


is hoping that "My God! Our
God?" will inspire readers to
seek personal forgiveness,
bring -God into the workplace
and business decisions, and
finally have the confidence to
tell others all about Him,
while respecting individual
choice and beliefs.
Timmering said, "In these
economic times, perhaps
those business leaders who
call on God not only as their
CEO but as their coach, men-
tor and business "side-kick"
will succeed, both short and
long-term. Spending time
with God, knowing Him, may
offer the guidance of His piv-
otal voice and the avoidance
of business pitfalls and the
paths of triumphant success.
Most importantly, the
American workforce, now
more than ever, depends on a
business leader's innovation,


creativity and integrity."
"My God! Our God?" pro-
vides the reader with a better
understanding of broad based
religious history and its
impact on the current society
that will excite the reader to
make. the trip themselves to
Israel and to provoke them to.
write their own story. It also
highlights the beginning of
Signature HealthCARE's
long term care revolution
which includes a strong focus
on innovative Quality of Life
programs, a thriving inter-
faith spirituality focus, and
aggressive plans for organi-
zational learning to meet the
real needs of their residents
and employees.
Steier and Timmering
invite the public to visit the
book's Web site to view a
portion of the journey,
www.mygodourgod.com.


Santander replaces Harcombe at Lake Placid site


Continued from page 1B
am very excited about the
opportunity td work with the
Town of Lake Placid and
Highlands
County to
continue the
tradition of
excellent
health care
close to
home. My' Harcombe
commitment
to the people of Lake Placid
is to work as hard as possible
with the leaders in the Town,
our dedicated healthcare pro-
fessionals and physicians,


and government 'officials, to
meet those challenges and
build firm foundations for the
future."
Cook also explained
Harcombe's role as the new
title of executive director of
Human Resources and
Organizational Development.,
His focus will be full time on
implementing strategies, sys-
tems and programs that will
ensure the FHHD team is
supported as they extend the
healing ministry of Christ.
"This was a difficult deci-
sion for me because Florida
Hospital Lake Placid and the


Lake Placid community have
a special bond and really sup-
port each other. I enjoy being
part of that," Hardombe said.
"But this change represents a
great opportunity for this
bond to grow since Florida
Hospital Lake Placid will
now have a full time adminis-
trator."
"Our Florida Hospital
Heartland Division team is
the most important resource
we have," stated Cook.
"Recruiting, retaining, train-
ing and supporting the best
people are crucial factors in
fulfilling our mission.


reminding them who won the
November election.
Obama promised to meet
with congressional
Republicans on their turf
early next week after they
and Democratic leaders
thrashed out emergency tax-
and-spending plans to revive
the failing economy in a get-
together at the White House
on Friday. The House could
vote on the $825 billion pro-
posal the Democrats have
worked out with Obama
soon after the meeting at the
Capitol.
With Democrats control-
ling the House, Senate and
White House and some
economists calling for even
more spending to stimulate
the economy it was far
from certain the Republicans
would be able to achieve any
of their goals, which center
on less spending and more
tax cuts.

Reported talks to
buy Wyeth could
transform Pfizer
TRENTON, N.J. Under
pressure from big investors
and analysts to make a bold
move, beleaguered drugmak-
er Pfizer Inc. appears to
have one in the works with
reported talks to buy smaller
rival Wyeth for $60 billion.
The Wall Street, Journal
reported Friday that the
companies have been in talks
for months, but said any deal
is far from completion and
the state of the global mar-
kets could undo any plans.
Neither company was talking
Friday.
If a deal goes through, the
world's biggest drugmaker
would see its revenue jump
50 percent and its profit
climb, would vault into a
premier position in two areas
it's been coveting biotech
drugs and vaccines and
could slash costs with anoth-
er round of job cuts in areas
with significant overlap,
from administration to
research.


Britain in recession
as Q4 output slides
1.5 percent
LONDON The British
economy has officially sunk
into recession, government
statistics showed Friday,
with output falling 1.5 per-
cent in the fourth quarter of
last year as the financial cri-
sis ravaged banks, retail and
manufacturing.
It was the biggest decline
since the early days of
Margaret Thatcher's govern-
ment nearly 30 years ago
and prompted a further bout
of selling of the pound,
which slumped to a new 23-
1/2 year low against the dol-
lar.
Following the 0.6 percent
decline recorded in the third
quarter, Britain is now offi-
cially in recession the
standard definition of a
recession is two quarters of
negative growth.
The quarter-to-quarter
drop in the fourth quarter
came with both services and
manufacturing output
sharply down in the wake of
the banking crisis, the seiz-
ing up of lending and
already-confirmed recessions
around the world, from the
U.S. to Germany and Japan.

Schlumberger 4Q
tumbles; sees rough
year ahead
HOUSTON Oilfield
services giant Schlumberger
Ltd. painted a bleak picture
of the oil patch Friday,
reporting a 17 percent drop
in fourth-quarter earnings
and saying it will cut 5,000
jobs worldwide during the
first half of the year, more
than previously disclosed.
The company said the job
reductions amount to about 5
percent of its global staffing,
including contractors. Two
weeks ago, Schlumberger
announced 1,000 cuts in
North America and; said it
was looking at reductions


elsewhere. The North
American cuts are part of the
total reduction.
Tumbling crude prices,
frozen credit markets and
forecasts for meager energy
consumption have forced oil
and gas producers worldwide
to scale back spending. That
means less work for compa-
nies like Schlumberger,
which assists producers with
drilling, reservoir manage-
ment and other services.

Freddie Mac to ask
for billions more
McLEAN, Va. -
Mortgage finance company
Freddie Mac said Friday it
will need an additional $30
billion to $35 billion in gov-
ernment aid as it copes with
losses on loans the company
backed during the U.S. hous-
ing bubble.
The company disclosed in
a Securities and Exchange
Commission filing late
Friday that it expects its
government regulator, the
Federal Housing Finance
Agency, to make the request
from the Treasury
Department.
It comes on top of the
$13.8 billion the company
received last year after it
was seized by the govern-
ment. Sibling company
Fannie Mae has yet to
request any such aid but has
warned it may need to do so.

Harley to cut 1,100
jobs as profit falls
NEW YORK Harley-
Davidson Inc. said Friday it
will cut 1,100 jobs over two
years, close some facilities
and consolidate others as it
grapples with a slowdown in
motorcycle sales.
The Milwaukee-based
company also reported its
fourth-quarter profit fell
nearly 60 percent, and said it
is slashing motorcycle ship-
ments in 2009 to cope with
reduced demand.
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Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for
the upcoming week of
January 26-30 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, chicken marinara with
spaghetti, garlic toast, chef
salad, crispy chicken Caesar,.
turkey and cheese sub, dill
stack, carrots and dip, string
cheese, french fries, corn,
cherry extreme fruit, assorted
fresh fruit, diced peaches,
brownie, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon 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, beefaroni, dinner roll,
chef salad, crispy chicken
salad, ham and cheese sub,
dill stack, tossed salad, green
beans, mashed potatoes,
potato chips, brown 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,
S Uncrustable peanut butter
and jelly sandwich, mandarin
chicken and rice, chef salad,
southwestern chicken salad,
hoagie sub, white rice, broc-
coli, carrots and dip, dill
stack, string cheese, french
fries, cherry extreme fruit,
'assorted fresh fruit, apple-
sauce, peach crisp, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza,' hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, fresh Florida
oranges, choice of milk.
Lunch Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, hot and
spicy chicken sandwich, chef
salad, turkey and cheese sub,
Uncrustable' peanut butter
andjelly sandwich, corn dog,
dill stack, carrots and dip,
string cheese, potato chips,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh .fruit, cocoa clodhop-
pers, choice of milk.
Friday
I3reakfast Sausage bis-
cuit,- hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
mill. .
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,
Carnival Chip cookie, 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, chicken
Caesar salad, turkey and
cheese sub, chicken marinara
with spaghetti, garlic toast,
dill stack, seasoned potato
cubes, corn, string cheese,
assorted juices, diced peach-
es, assorted fresh fruit,
brownie, 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, beefaroni, din-
ier roll, dill stack, mashed
potatoes, brown 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 cereals, 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, man-
darin chicken and rice, white
rice, dill stack, baked french
fries, broccoli, string cheese,
assorted fresh fruit, apple-
sauce, 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, hot and spicy
chicken sandwich, chef salad,
corn dog, baked beans, car-
rots and dip, dill stack, pota-
to chips, string cheese,
assorted juices,. assorted
fresh fruit, cocoa clodhop-
pers, 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 bisquit, 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,
Carnival Chip cookie, 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: Lucky Charm's
cereal, string cheese, apple
juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, sliced
ham sandwich, baked chick-
en, dinner roll, mashed pota-
toes, chicken gravy,
California blend vegetables,
chilled fruit juices, peach
crisp, choice of milk.


Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, chilled fruit
juices, banana, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Zesty cheese
roll-ups, giant graham,
peanut butter, banana, choco-
late milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, sliced
ham sandwich, baked chick-
en, beef ravioli, garlic bread-
stick, broccoli, cut fresh
fruit, grape juice, brownie,
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: Giant graham,
peanut butter, zesty cheese
roll-ups, grape juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich,' turkey chef salad,
sliced ham sandwich, tacos
yellow rice, black beans,
salsa, carrots and dip, chilled
fruit juices, fruit cocktail
cup, choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, chilled fruit
juices, pineapple cup, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Banana mini-
loaf, egg and cheese biscuit,
apple, chocolate milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly 'sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
sliced.turkey sandwich, corn
dog nuggets, baked beans,
Goldfish crackers, pineapple
cup, cinnamon bears, choice
of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, chilled fruit juices,
fresh Florida oranges, choice
of milk. Breakfast, in the
Classroom: Egg and cheese
biscuit, banana mini-loaf,
apple juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, sliced
ham sandwich, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, Mama
Sofia's cheese pizza, tossed
salad, fruited Jell-O, chilled
fruit juices, Carnival Chip
cookie, choice of milk.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, baked chicken, dinner
roll, mashed potatoes, chick-
en gravy, California blend
vegetables, peach crisp,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, beef ravioli, garlic
breadstick, broccoli, fresh
oranges, brownie, choice
milk.
Wednesday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, tacos, salsa, yellow
rice, black beans, fruit cock-
tail cup, choice of milk.
Thursday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, corn dog nuggets,
Goldfish crackers, carrots
and dip, applesauce cup,
choice of milk.
Friday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, Mama Sofia cheese
,pizza, tossed salad, fruited
Jell-O, Carnival chip cookie,
choice of milk.


The following people filed
for marriage licenses during
the month of October 2008:
Jess T. Glarer, 29, of Lake
Placid and Elizabeth Marie
Keen, 25, of Lake Placid,
October 17, 2008.
Robert Quincy Lavender,
41, of Avon Park and Monica
Nichole Maughn, 34, of Avon
.Park, October 17, 2008.
Jonathan Rivera Quinones,
24, of Avon Park and Sol
Mary Morales, 27, of Avon
Park, October 17, 2008.
Brian Keith Rhodes, 39, of
Sebring and Michelle Marie
Marshall, 45, of Sebring,
October 17, 2008.
Donald Clu Wall, 22, of
Sebring and Erin Ashley
Burns, 23, of Sebring,
October 17, 2008.
+ Kenneth Jerome Davis, 40,
of Sebring and Tammy
Carlyette Lewis, 40, of
Sebring, October 20, 2008.
Jeffery Raymond Harris,
24, of Lake Placid and Eva
Evelyn Odrain, 22, of Lake
Placid, October 20, 2008.
+ Johnny Lee Linder, 48; of
Sebring and Kellie Renay
Linder, 36, of Sebring,
October 20, 2008.
Miguel Angel Romero-
Yanez, 24, of Frostproof and
Veronica Sanchez, 21, of
Frostproof, October 20, 2008.
Armando Manuel
Rodriguez, 52, of Lake Placid
and Mary Kathrine Miller, 53,
of Lake Placid, October 21,
2008.
John Carlos Martinez, 26,
of Sebring and Yulissa
Blanco, of Sebring, 26,
October 22, 2008.
' Gopaul Narain, 31, of
Avon Park and Valencia
Sanchez, of Sebring, October
22,2008.
* Daniel Caraballo, 45, of
Sebring and Louides Rivera,
46, of Avon Park, October 23,
2008.
* Edward James Finneran,
53, of Lake Placid and
Barbara Jean Faircloth, 44, of
Sebring, October 23, 2008.
* Donovan George
Litchmore, 40, of Sebring and
An'drea Lavelle Wilson, 39,
of Sebring, October 23, 2008.
* Sergio Trejo Gonzalez, 37,
of Lake Placid and Fidela


Barrios, 42, of Lake Placid,
October 24, 2008.
* Michael Patrick Keaveny,
54, of Sebring and Nancy
Jeanne Lestage, 53, of
Sebring, October 27, 2008.
* Angel Samuel Romero, 19,
of Sebring and Stephanie
Nicole Senquis, 17, of
Sebring, October 27, 2008.
* Michael Todd Tillman, 38,
of Lorida and Ellen Mary
Bracewell, 42, of Lorida,
October 28, 2008.
* Robert Dempsey Welch,
39, of Sebring and Anita
Carol Hester, 39, of Sebring,
October 28, 2008.
* Rolando Irving Mota-
Diaz, 21, of Winter Park and
Janessa Magdaline Collins,
20, of Lake Placid, October
29, 2008.
* Charles James Guth, 85, of
Sebring and Doris Arlene
Custer, 84, of Sebring,
October 30, 2008.

Marriage licenses in the
month of November:
* Leo James Feltner, 49, of
Avon. Park and Jan Marie
Feltner, 37, of Avon Park,
November 3, 2008.
* Gene Hardy, 77, of
Logansport, Ind. and Lois
Luetta Watson, 87, of
Sebring, November 3, 2008.
* Andrew James Jacob, 29,
of Avon Park and Sabrina
Nicole Chapman, 23, of Avon
Park, November 3, 2008.
* Joaquin Ramirez Lopez,
21, of Lake Placid and Diana
Villagomez Ramirez, 18, of
Lake Placid, November 3,
2008.
* Angel Enrique Vega, 68, of
Avon Park and Gertrudis
Figueroa Quinones, 58, of
Avon Park, November 3,
2008.
* Juan Carlos Rojas Patino,
22, of Okeechobee and
Norma Ruiz, 18, of
Okeechobee, November 5,
2008.
. Keith Allen Schroeder, 38,
of Sebring and Donna Marie
Holmes, 34, of Sebring,.
November 5, 2008.
* John Eli Borden, 30, of
Avon Park and Tennille Ottina
Dengerud, 27, of Avon Park,
November 7,20,08.
* Brian Keith Collier, 48, of


Lorida and Angelia Sue
Edwards, 51, of Lorida,
November 7, 2008.
* Dennis Anthony David
Miller, 22, of Sebring and
Lisa Michelle Heffner, 23, of
Sebring, November 7, 2008.
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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Jan.22,2009
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 73 traffic stops, 3 child abuse (2
adult abuse), 2 juvenile trouble (2
juvenile trouble delayed), 1 domes-
tic dispute, 42 watch orders, 48
EMS, 10 alarms (2 medical alarms)
and 5 fire alarm.
23:56, Pleasant St., Suspicious
person.
23:54, S. Delaney Ave.-Kelly's
Bar, Miscellaneous incident.
23:54, S. Delaney Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
23:22, Second St.-L&M Store,
Disturbance fight.
23:21,. Thunderbird Rd.-
Braelock Villas, Assist noise ordi-
nance.
23:12, Lake June Rd.-Jaxson's
Restaurant and Lounge, Suspicious
person.
22:57, Walnut St., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:47, S.R. 66-KDL
Underground Development Inc.,
Suspicious incident.
22:42, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
22:03, Salmon Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:58, Palm Blvd., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:55, Sturgeon Dr., Reckless
driver.
.21:43, C.R. 29, Disabled vehicle.
21:35, Tangerine Rd.-in the area,
Suspicious vehicle.
21:10, U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Assist public-
ATC.
21:05, U.S. 27 S., Robbery.
20:54, W. College Dr.-South
Florida Community College, Theft
delayed.
20:33, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
20:29, N. Avon Blvd., Shooting
in area.
20:26, Grapefruit Ave.,
Suspicious person.
20:12, Sebring Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill, Shooting in
area.
20:09, Parkview Dr., Suspicious
incident.
20:00, E. Canfield St., Assist
public-ATC.
19:56, Bayview St., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
19:55, W. State St., Follow-up.
19:35, Lanier Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
19:25, W. Canfield St.,
Miscellaneous incident.
19:04, Carolina Ave., Accident-
hit and run.
19:02, Hardee St., Suspicious
person.
18:57, Main St.-Save-A-Lot,
Trespassing.
18:49, Oak Ave., Suspicious
incident.
18:46, Lake Clay Dr., Radar
request. .
18:43, Swallow Ave., Property
found.
18:37, E. Walnut St., Burglary
delayed.
18:37, E. Walnut St., Assist
agency.
18:31, Hickory Lane, Narcotics
violation.
18:30, Main St.-CVS, Suspicious
incident.
18:25, Cemetery Rd., Fire.
18:17, Sparrow Ave., Suspicious
incident.
18:11, Lakeview Dr., Accident
without injury.
18:02, N. Ridgewood Dr.,
Suspicious person.
17:48, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Verbal disturbance.
17:45, Cougar Blvd., Follow-up.
17:42, Presley Blvd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
17:34, Westminster Rd.,
Burglary delayed.
17:33, N. Highlands Ave.,
Property found.
17:27, N. Verona Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
17:24, U.S. 27 N.-Duffer's Pub,
Verbal disturbance.
17:19, Penny Ave.-X2 (Youth
Care Lane), Suspicious incident.
17:17, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical,
Accident without injury.
17:09, Bay St., Civil process.
17:08, Howard Ave., Animal
complaint.
16:58, N. S.R. 17-Taylor's BP
Food Mart, Suspicious person.
16:52, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
16:50, Hammock Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
16:43, Compass Ave., Theft
delayed.
S16:37, Del Rio Ct., Reckless
driver.
16:29, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-
dent.
16:27, N. Main Ave.-Substation,
Follow-up.
16:27, Cornell St., Accident with
unknown injury. .
16:23, U.S. 27-Sun Trust Bank,
Accident without injury.
16:22, U.S. 27, Accident without


injury.
16:13, Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie
Brown Park, Trespassing.
..16:08, U.S. 27 N.-Shell Station
A&J Petroleum, Property lost.
15:51, Orduna Dr., Fire brush.
15:47, U.S. 27 N.-Southern
Lifestyle Assisted Living, Follow-
up.
15:39, U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Follow-up.
15:35, U.S. 27 N.-RiversidE
National Bank, Felony
fraud/embezzlement.
15:35, U.S. 27 N.-Walmar
Discount Cities Sebring, Acciden


without injury.
15:33, Lake Dr. Blvd., Property
found.
15:29, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
High School, Transport.
15:24, S. Commerce. Ave.-
Courthouse, Suspicious incident.
15:18, Third St., Assist noise
ordinance.
15:17, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
15:04, S. U.S. 27-Walgreen's,
Assist public-ATC.
15:02, U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid. Follow-up.
14:58, Lake Byrd Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
14:53, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
14:26, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
14:18, E. Main St.-Avon Park
City Hall, Assist public-ATC.
14:06, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Highlands Dialysis, Transport.
14:05, W. Ruth St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Theft delayed.
13:41, U.S. 27 N., Suspicious
incident.
13:38, N. Hammock Rd.-Sebring
Police Department, Suspicious
incident.
13:27, E. Center Ave.-Sebring
Middle School, Transport.
13:22, U.S. 27, Drunk driver.
13:13, U.S. 27-Sebring Square,
Suspicious vehicle.
13:04, Bay St., Civil process.
12:51, Hal McRae Loop,
Suspicious incident.
12:41, Fourth St., Follow-up.
12:34, Western Blvd., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
12:26, Hamptonwoods Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
12:21, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
12:00, U.S. 27 S.-CVS, Property
lost.
11:56, E. Main St., Disturbance
fight.
11:45,. Granada Blvd., Theft
delayed.
11:38, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid
Police Department, Animal com-
plaint.
11:32, E. Center Ave.-Sebring
Middle School, Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
11:13, S. Carolina Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
11:10, S. Commerce Ave.-
Courthouse, Recommitted from
court.
11:01, U.S. 27 N.-Publix (North
Sebring), Property found.
10:57, Granada Blvd., Fire.
10:48, Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie
Brown Park, Suspicious person.
10:47, W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
10:28, Hopkins Ave., Suspicious
incident.
10:09, Commerce Ave., Disabled
vehicle.
09:51, S.R. 66, Reckless driver.
09:42, N. Broad St.-Sebring
Police Department, Suspicious
incident.
09:37, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Disabled vehicle.
09:20, S. Lake Ave., Suspicious
incident.
09:16, Avon Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
09:11, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Theft IP.
09:02, Josephine Ct., Assist
agency.
08:56, Sunbird Circle,
Suspicious incident.
08:48, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
08:45, Davis Ct., Suspicious
incident.
08:42, U.S. 27 S.-Leisure Lakes
Acres Mobile Home Park,
Suspicious incident.
08:06, U.S. 27-Janette's Beauty
Salon, Suspicious vehicle.
07:53, U.FS 27, Suspicious per-
son.
07:48, Kenilworth Blvd.-
Salvation Army Probation and
'Parole, Suspicious incident.
07:39, U.S. 27 S., Accident with-
out injury.
07:33, Arbuckle Creek Rd.-Pistol
Range, Administrative.
07:33, E. Alvater Rd., Radar
request.
07:18, Lake Henry Dr., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
06:56, Torrington Rd., Disabled
vehicle.
06:52, Pleasant St., Radar
request.
06:19, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Disabled vehicle.
03:24, Kenilworth Blvd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
01:18, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical, Assist
agency.
00:54, Main St., Suspicious per-
son.
00:49, Tangerine Rd. N.W.,
Prowler.
00:38, Lemon St.-Bargain.Bay,
Suspicious incident.
00:21, E.O. Douglas Ave.,


Suspicious person.
00:03, No address, Mentally ill.

Jan. 21, 2009
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials-also ran calls
for 2 missing juveniles, 71 traffic
stops, 1 child abuse, 1 juvenile
trouble (1 juvenile trouble delayed),
2 domestic disputes (3 domestic
injunction), 2 attempted suicides,
, 44 watch orders, 41 EMS, 15
alarms and 2 fire alarms.
t 23:05, Lake Clay Dr., Suspicious
t vehicle.


22:32, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
22:08, W. Bell St., Suspicious
person.
22:04, Cougar Blvd., Suspicious
person.
21:57, U.S. 27 N.-Country
Motors, Suspicious persbn.
21:19, Persimmon Ct.,
Harassment.
21:14, Lemon Ave., Suspicious
person.
21:01, N. Rowland Lane,
Suspicious incident.
20:57, Fernway St., Suspicious
incident.
20:50, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehi-
cle.
20:35, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
20:14, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
20:08, C.R. 621, Highway
obstruction.
19:34, Avon Estates Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
19:31, Sparta Rd., Fire.
19:21, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Reckless driver.
19:18, Glacier Ave., Fire.
19:16, Spring Hill Rd.,
Suspicious person.
19:08, U.S. 27 S.-Central Pawn,
Suspicious incident.
19:03, Gwen Hill St.,
Trespassing.
19:01, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Assist public-ATC.
18:58, Palm Blvd., Suspicious;
person.
18:49, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,
Suspicious person.
18:44, Lemans Dr., Trespassing.
18:43, Avon Estates Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
18:38, Beach Front area,
Suspicious person. '
18:36, Keos Ave. N.E., Follow-
up.
18:30, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid
Police Department, Assist public-
ATC.
18:03, Lemans Dr., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
17:58, Patton Ave., Suspicious
incident.
17:48, Glenwood Ave., Follow-
up.
17:43, W. Lagrande St.,
Suspicious incident.
17:41, U.S. 27' N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Follow-up.
17:29, Persimmon Ct., Civil dis-
pute.
17:25, Oak Ave.-First Baptist
Church of Lorida, Suspicious per-
son.
17:19, Interlake Blvd., Reckless
driver.
17:04, W. Hal McRae Blvd.,
Theft delayed.
16:57, S. Commerce Ave.-
Courthouse, Suspicious incident.
16:54, Phil Lane, Civil dispute.
16:53, S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
16:53, Shaw Street, Animal
complaint.
16:51, Glenwood' *Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
16:48, Flare Rd., Suspicious
person.
16:46, No address, Drunk per-
son.
16:45, N. U.S. 27-Heartland
National Bank, Follow-up.
16:43, Tulane Dr., Follow-up.
16:43, Nautilus Dr., Follow-up.
16:33, Riverdale Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
16:20, U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Follow-up.
16:10, Villa Ave., Theft delayed.
16:06, Lancia Ave., Shooting in
area.
16:02, U.S. 27-Newsom Eye and
Laser Center, Accident-hit and run.
15:55, Hickory Ridge Dr.,
Suspicious person.
15:38, N. Osceola Ave.-Sebring
Police Department, Shooting in
area.
15:37, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Follow-
up.
15:36, Lawson Place,
Suspicious incident.
15:30, W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Transport.
15:29; N. U.S. 27-Heartland
National Bank, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:26, N. Key St., Follow-up.
15:16, W. College Dr.-Florida
Addiction Center, Suspicious inci-
dent.
15:11, Marlow Ave., Accident
without injury.
15:10, Lake June Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
14:44, Briaridge Circle N.,
Suspicious incident.
14:28, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
14:26, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department,
Accident without injury.
14:19, Savage St., Civil process.
13:39, N. Oak Ave.-lake Placid
Police Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
13:39, N. U.S. 27-Walmarl
Discount Cities Avon Park, Theft IP


13:36, W. Pleasant St.-Avor
Park Police Department, Felony
fraud/embezzlement.
13:32, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
13:22, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assis
agency.
13:00, Savage St., Assist public
ATC,
12:52, N. Central Ave.
Disturbance fight.
12:50, S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted front
court.


12:44, S.R. 70, Accident without
injury.
12:41, U.S. 27 S.-Alan Jay
Plymouth Jeep Eagle, Accident
without injury.
12:37, Lake Ave., Accident with-
out injury.
12:35, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
High School, Administrative.
12:33, C.R. 621 E.-X2 (C.R.
619), Theft delayed.
12:27, Golfview Rd., Suspicious
incident.
12:18, Tulane Dr., Suspicious
incident.
12:14, S.R. 17 N.-Dinner Lake
Haven Mobile Home Park, Sexual
offender.
12:09, N. Glenwood Ave.,
Follow-up.
12:05, W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
12:03, U.S. 27-Lake Placid Feed
Store, Misdemeanor WC.
12:01, W. Hibiscus Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
11:56, Fernleaf 'Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office,
Recommitted from court.
11:50, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid
Department, Felony, fraud/embez-
zlement.
11:39, N. E.O. Douglas Ave.-
Sebring Police Department, Theft
delayed.
11:17, U.S. 27 N.-Gate Station,
Accident without injury.
11:15, Bethune St., Verbal dis-
turbance.
10:55, N. U.S. 27-Golf USA,
Accident-hit and run.
10:49, S.R. 17 N., Assist with
VIN check. -
10:42, N. Museum Ave.-Library
Avon Park, Theft delayed.
10:39, U.S. 27 S.-Walgreen's,
Suspicious incident.
10:37, U.S. 27 N.-Publix, Theft
delayed.
10:37, S. Commerce Ave.-
Courthouse, Recommitted from
court.
10:35, E. Main St.-Avon Park
City Hall, Assist public-ATC.
10:33, U.S. 27 N.-Bill Jarrett
Ford, Assist with VIN check.
10:19, Southgate Shopping
Plaza-Feather Dry Cleaners,
Suspicious incident.
10:17, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
with VIN check.
10:15, S. Oak Ave., Property
found.
09:57, Mustang Ave. N.W.,
Harassment delayed.
09:24, Paradise Hill Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
09:09, Highlands Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
08:52, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
08:41, N. Buckingham Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
08:23, Kenilworth Blvd.,
Disabled vehicle.
08:16, Copperhead Dr., Sexual
predator.
08:11, E. Green St., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
07:56, Keos Ave. N.E., Property
-lost.
07:48, Goff Rd., Sexual predator.
07:35, Penski Rd., Sexual
offender.
07:05, Serenade Dr., Sexual
offender.
07:00, Lake Groves Rd., Radar
request.
06:35, Lake Francis Dr., Radar
request.
05:27, U.S. 27, Highway
obstruction.
04:45, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
person.
03:36, N. Olivia Dr., Civil
process.
03:12, Savage St., Civil process.
00:50, U.S. 27 N.-Florida
Hospital Lake Placid, Drunk driver.
00:45, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical, Verbal
disturbance.
00:24, Denise Ave., Suspicious
incident.
00:16, Maxcy Grove Rd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
Jan. 20
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls


15:10, Kerry Dr.,.Assist with VIN


for 1 missing juvenile (1 missing
juvenile under 10), 42 traffic stops,
2 child abuse (2 adult abuse), 1
juvenile trouble, 3 domestic dis-
putes (1 domestic injunction, 1
domestic injunction violation, 1
harassment-DV, 1 assault), 42
watch orders, 52 EMS, 15 alarms
(2 medical alarms) and 1 fire
alarms.
23:41, Sebring Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill, Verbal dis-
turbance.
23:13, Bethune St., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
23:02, Lakeview St., Suspicious
incident.
22:48, U.S. 27 S.-Kentucky Fried
Chicken, Suspicious vehicle.
22:38, No address, Mentally ill.
22:24, U.S. 27 N.-AII Star Video,
Suspicious vehicle.
22:22, U.S. 27 N.-AII Star Video,
Suspicious incident.
22:12, Interlake Blvd.-South
Florida Community College,
Suspicious incident.
22:12, Holiday Beach Dr.,
Reckless driver.
22:11, Lake Mirror Dr., Accident
with unknown injury.
22:00, Youth Care Lane-Valencia
Mobile Home Park, Suspicious
incident.
21:35, Beach Front area, Assist
noise ordinance.
21:29, Lakeview St., Suspicious
person.
21:21, Joe Hilton St., Assist
noise ordinance.
21:20, Lakeview Dr., Animal
complaint.
21:17, U.S. 27 N.-Taco Bell,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
21:03, Edgemoor Ave.,
Suspicious person.
21:00, No address, Drunk per-
son.
20:57, U.S. 27 S.-Checker's
Restaurant, Civil process.
20:37, Lakeview St., Suspicious
incident.
20:37, S. Feagin Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
20:23, Sparta Rd., Alcohol viola-
tion.
20:22, Sprite Ave., Suspicious
incident.
20:20, Sparta Rd., Assist
agency.
20:19, E. Cypress Wood Dr.,
Assist agency.
20:16, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
20:00, Broad St., Harassment.
19:58, Hammock Rd.-Circle K,
Follow-up.
19:48, Anoka Ave., Disabled
vehicle.
19:45, Ibis Ave.', Verbal distur-
bance.
19:42, E. Main St., Theft
delayed.
19:36, Kent Dr., Narcotics viola-
tion.
19:28, Melody Lane, Follow-up.
19:14, Citrus Terrace Apts.,
Verbal disturbance.
19:07, El Rado Ave., Fire.
18:50, N. S.R, 17-Taylor's BP
Food Mart, Suspicious person.
18:50, E. Canfield St.-Las
Palmas Resort Inc., Suspicious
incident.
18:45, Citreon Dr.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
18:16, Rose Ave., Fire.
17:57, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
17:49, U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food
Mart, Theft gas drive off.,
17:41, Lemans Dr., Follow-up.
17:31, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Follow-up.
17:23, Memorial Dr., Theft
delayed.
17:00, S.R. 17 N.-Sebring
Resort Mobile, Home Park,
Suspicious incident.
16:45, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Sebring Police Department, Assist
public-ATC.
16:32, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
16:25, E. Walnut St., Follow-up.
16:01, Ann Ave., Suspicious
incident.
15:56, Plaza Ave., Escort.
15:38, Lemon Ave., Theft
delayed.
15:37, Kent Dr., Follow-up.
15:29, Bethune St., Follow-up.
15:13, Kent Dr., Assist agency.


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15:10, Kerry Dr.,.Assist with VIN
check.
14:58, C.R. 17A W.-B.A. Roberts
Inc., Suspicious incident.
14:56, S.R. 17, Accident with
unknown injury.
14:53, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Follow-up.
14:46, S.R. 64 W., Disabled
vehicle.
14:41, Taylor St., Follow-up.
14:38, U.S. 27 S.-Checker's
Restaurant, Follow-up.
14:36, S.R. 64 W., Theft delayed.
14:34, Lake Josephine Dr.-Lake
Josephine Baptist'Church, Escort.
14:32, Parkview Dr., Follow-up.
14:15, U.S. 27 N.-Beall's,
Suspicious incident.
14:12, Paradise Hill Dr., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
13:54, Candler Terrace, Assist
agency.
13:52, Highlands Ave., Accident
without injury.
13:51, Twitty Rd., Fire.
13:51, W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department, Follow-up.
13:47, Twitty Rd., Fire.
13:42, S. U.S. 27-Chaney's Used
Cars and Trucks, Civil dispute.
13:34, S. Hart Ave., Assist pub-
lic-ATC. -
13:33, Vera Lane N.W., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
13:29, Georgia St., Trespassing
delayed.
13:24, S. Waldron Ave.,
Property found.
13:16, N. Booker Ave.-Sebring
Police Department, Theft delayed.
13:07, E. Main St.-Avon Park
City Hall, Assist agency.
13:07, Wilson Dr., Theft delayed.
13:05, Sebring Parkway-90
degree curve, Disabled vehicle.
12:56, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
High School, Miscellaneous inci-
dent.
12:55, Lake Dr. E., Assist with
VIN check.
12:55, Buck St., Suspicious per-
son.
12:48, S. U.S. 27-Radio Shack,
Follow-up.
12:41, Sebring Parkway, Animal
complaint.
12:39, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
12:35, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
12:34, Valerie Blvd., Lost or
stolen tag.
12:28, Arbuckle Creek Rd.-Dee's
Dinner Lake, Felony, fraud/embez-
zlement.
12:17, U.S. 27-Eye Specialists of
Mid Florida, Accident without
injury.
12:15, Lake Dr. E., Assist with
VIN check.
12:13, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
12:08, Tubbs Ranch Rd.,
Trespassing.
12:04, Lake Clay Dr., Fire.
11:52, Cody Way, Assist public-
ATC.
11:49, Park Crest Terrace Apts.,
Assist public-ATC.
11:48, Rolling Hills Rd., Theft
delayed.
11:42, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Assist with VIN check.
11:39, Villa Rd.-Highlands
Village One, Suspicious incident.
11:35, Ranier Dr.-Marlin Marble,
Suspicious vehicle.
11:15, Hawthorne Dr.-Rodney's
Paint and Body, Assist with VIN
check.
11:06, U.S. 27 S.-Heartland
Pediatrics, Suspicious incident.
10:49, U.S. 27 N.-Fairmount
Walk In Clinic, Civil dispute.
10:28, E. Walnut St., Follow-up.
10:27, Karola Dr., Trespassing.
10:22, Park Land Dr., Assist with
VIN check.
10:05, W. Oxnard Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
10:04, S. Commerce Ave.-
Courthouse, Miscellaneous inci-
dent.
09:59, Ben Hicks St., Suspicious
incident.
09:50, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
09:35, N. Morningside Rd.,
Assist noise ordinance.
09:32, U.S. 27 S.-Glisson
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News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Continued from page 5B
Animal Feed, Misdemeanor.
09:29, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
09:27, U.S. 27 S.-Glisson
Animal Feed, Felony, fraud/embez-
zlement.
09:14, Tangerine Rd. N.W.,
Shooting in area.
09:12, Old S.R. 8, Highway
obstruction.
08:45, Tractor Rd.-Midwest
Fiberglass Pool, Follow-up.
08:34, S. Railroad Ave.-Jahna
Concrete, Follow-up.
08:26, Bassage Rd., Disabled
vehicle.
08:17, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
08:12, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
'County'Sheriff's Office, Property-
damage.
08:09, Miller Ave., Suspicious
incident.
08:06, Anoka.--Ave., Radar-
request.
07:56, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
Placid High School, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
07:56, Highlands Ave., Highway
obstruction.
07:52, E. Walnut St., B-urglary-
delayed.
07:43, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake-
Placid High School, Radar request.
07:40, E.O, Douglas Ave;, Verbal--
disturbance.
07:40, C.R. 29-Lake Country
Elementary School, Radar request.
07:33, N. Lake Ave.-Simmons
Kitchen & Bath, Burglary delayed.
07:23, Memorial Dr.-Memorial
. ... Elementary School, Radar request.
07:17, Schumacher Rd.-Hill-
Gustat Middle School, Radar
request.
07:14, Castile Rd., Animal com-
plaint.
06:59, Alton St., Suspicious
incident.
06:07, Clam Dr., Suspicious
incident.
02:54, E. Main St.-Donaldson
Park, Suspicious person.
02:51, Spring Lane, Suspicious
incident.
02:04, N. Olivia Dr., Civil


Editor's note: The Circuit
Court of.the 10th Judicial Circuit
did not find sufficient evidence to
support charges of aggravatred
battery and harassing a witness
against Gary Neal Hazel of
Sebring, according to court docu-
ments. The charges were dis-
missed as of an. 14, 2009.

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


process.
01:32,


Lake Blvd., Shooting in


area.
01:30, U.S. 27 S.-Walgreen's,
Theft IP.
01:10, Golfview Rd.,-Suspicious
person.
01:06, S. Avon Estates Blvd.,
Fire.
00:38, Rainbow Ave.,
Suspicious person.

Jan. 19
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 2 missing juvenile, 35 traffic
stops, 3 juvenile trouble, 3 domes-
tic disputes (2 domestic injunc-
tions, 1 battery, 1 battery delayed),
55 watch orders, 33 EMS, 20
alarms and-2 fire alarms.-
23:18, Lake Josephine Dr.,
Assist agency.
23:07, Wightman Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
23:04, E.A.-Smith Ave:, Follow-
up.
22:52, W. Oxnard Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
22:51, N. Morningside Rd.,
Assist public-ATC.
S-22A46, U.S. 27; Assist agency.- -
22:45, Maya Ct., Suspicious per-
son.
22:41, Cozumel Lane,
-Suspicious incident.
22:35, N. Maryland Ave., Follow-
up.
22:32, Hawthorne Dr., \Follow-
up.
22:32, Glenwo6d Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
22:19, Melody Lane, Follow-up.
22:15, U.S. 27 N.-Citgo,
-Suspicious person.
21:46, U.S. 27 S.-Valencia
Suites, Suspicious person.
21:39, Sunrise Dr., Suspicious
incident.
21:29, Queen Palm Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
21:10, Flippen Ave.,
Disturbance.
21:10, Rutherford St.,
Suspicious incident.
20:47, Vision St.,. Suspicious
incident.


of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription; and
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use.
* Melkeista Rashawnda Hilton,
24, of Avon Park, was recommit-
ted for larceny or petit theft, first
offense.
* Tiar Quarashina Nixon, 24, of
Lake Placid, was recommitted
for driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowl-
edge, second offense.
* Robert Michael Parker, 20, of
Sebring. awaiting trial for pos-


'The following people were session of quor by person
booked into the Highlands under 21 years of age.
County Jail on Thursday, Jan. Josue Rivera, 18, of Avon
22: Park, awaiting trial for posses-
Frank Roger Atkins, 30, of sion of narcotic equipment
Sebring, affidavit of non-compli- and/or use; and possession of
ance, recommitted, failure to marijuana, not more than 20
appear for jail sentencing on grams.
knowingly driving while license Brandon Jefferson Scruggs,
suspended or revoked. 22, of Frostproof, affidavit of
SJoseph Wayne Bird, 57, of_ non-compliance, ..recoriamitted
Seng waiting tral -for arce- for giving false verification to
ny, petit, third or subsequent pawn broker; and affidavit of
offense. non-compliance, recommitted
Constance Nicole Crumity, for dealing in stolen property.
28, of Sebring, awaiting trial, Richard James Sibley, 45, of
warrant for larceny or grand Sebring, was charged on a
theft; and warrant for tampering Pinellas County warrant for
with or destroying physical evi- obtaining property with worth-
dence. less check.
Brian Anthony Guzowski, .46.-. *-.-Rachel Elizabeth- Smith, 20,,
of Wauchula, was charged on a of Lake Wales, was charged with
" Polk County warrant for false probation violation, felony war-
imprisonment. rant for possession of cannabis;
Garcia Dane Haughton, 24, of andpossession of cocaine.
Avon Park, affidavit of non-com- + William James Vanscooter,
pliance, recommitted for-driving 24, of Sebring, awaiting trial for
while license suspended or possession of narcotic equip-
revoked; and affidavit of non- ment and/or use; and posses-
compliance,- recommitted for sn of controlled substance
giving false name to law enforce- without prescription.
ment officer. Shannon Lynn Vaughn, 31, of
Stacey Lmrnne Hettinger, 35,...


20:31, Wainwright Way, Assist
agency.
20:31, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
20:22, Golfview Rd., Suspicious
person.
20:16, U.S. 27 N.-McDonald's,
Reckless person.


20:01,
Theft.
19:40,
incident.
19:40,
incident.
19:39,


Hammock Rd.-Circle K,

Hillside Dr., Suspicious

Gloria St., Suspicious'

S. U.S. 27-Publix,


Criminal mischief/vandalism.
19:21, S. U.S. 27-Seminole Tire
Company, Suspicious vehicle.
19:08, S. Central Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:03, W. Phoenix Ave.-Brantley
Warehouse, Suspicious incident.
18:36, E. Washingtonia Ave.,
Suspicious person.
18:23, Jacklin Ave.-Circle K,.
Theft delayed.
18:20, Osceola Ave.,
Harassment delayed.
18:08, Poplar St., Theft delayed.
18:05, Crestmore Dr.-Wilson,
Suspicious person.
. -17:43, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie,
Suspicious person.
17:32, Melody Lane, Theft
delayed.
17:22, N. .Hazelton Rd.,
'Suspicious-incident. - -
17:17, E. Booker St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Harassment.
17:14, S. Orange Blossom Blvd.,
Highway obstruction.
17:03, .Gaster Rd., Reckless
driver.
16:52, E. Pleasant St.-The
Episcopal Church, Follow-up.
16:22, Wilhite St., Suspicious
incident.
16:21, N. Huckleberry Lake Dr.,
Reckless driver.
16:17, Kemper Ave., Suspicious
incident.
16:15, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical,
Transport,
16:09, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Accident without injury.
16:08, Interlake Blvd., Assist


Lake Wales, awaiting trial for
two counts of withholding sup-
port, non-support of children or
spouse.
* Ronald Gene White, 46, of
Arcadia, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony warrant
for fleeing to elude.
* Christopher Lee Wilson, 26,'
of Sebring, was recommitted for
driving While license suspend-
ed, first offense.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Wednesday, Jan.
21:
* Jeffrey Ryan Baldwin, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use;' and possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Daniel Paul Boucher, 23, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
reckless driving, first offense;
and hit and run, leaving scene of
Crash involving damage to prop-
erty.
* Ryan Edward Brown, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for loiter-
ing or prowling.
* Kenneth Vidal Butler, 26, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear for domes-
tic battery by strangulation; war-
rant for false imprisonment; and
warrant, failure -to appear for
criminal mischief.
+ Jeffrey Michael Carr, 28, of
Avon Park, was recommitted for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
+ Erica Ann Diaz, 27, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for larceny
or theft.
* Rudy Lee Grigsby, 44, of
Venus, was recommitted .for.
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Denis Orlando Hernandez,
37, of Avon Park, awaiting trial,
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
* Amado Monter Islas, 33, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
attempted felony murder.
* Jose Luis Martinez, 45, of
Avon Park, was registered as a


agency.
16:06, Washington Blvd., Radar
request.
16:00, Citroen Dr., Suspicious
incident.
15:52, Cherokee St., Verbal dis-
turbance.
15:44, Lake Clay Dr., Reckless
driver.
15:40, S.W. Anderson Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
15:40, S.R. 17 N.-Sebring
Resort Mobile Home Park, Follow-
up. -
15:17, Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
15:16, N. Morningside Rd.,
Assist noise ordinance.
15:13, .U.S. 98, Reckless driver.
15:10, E. Circle St., Escort.
15:00, E. State Street-Avon Park
Recreation, Assist noise ordinance.
14:55, Granada.. Blvd., .Assist
noise ordinance.
14:45, S. U.S. 27-Capital Pawn,
Follow-up.
14:42, Cherokee St., Suspicious
incident.
14:41, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery payphone, Suspicious
incident.
14:09, Grand Ave., Theft
delayed.
13:59,-- Granada- Blvd., .Assist
public-ATC.
13:58, Cheyenne Rd., Follow-up.
13:55, Delaney Ave., Assist
noise ordinance.
13:48, Jim Lane-Ohrt's Mobile
Home Park, Highway obstruction.
13:46, Enchanted Oaks Lane,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
13:37, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart,
Accident without injury.
13:28, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Fairway Pines, Suspicious incident.
13:22, Glacier Ave., Assist
agency.
13:20, Peters Rd., Highway
obstruction.
13:12, Jim Lane-Ohrt's Mobile
Home Park,. Suspicious vehicle.
12:53, Highlands Blvd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
12:48, C.R. 621 E.-VFW, Assist
public-ATC.
12:44, No address, Suspicious
incident.


criminal for indecent exposure.
* Ryan Thomas McClelland,
19, of Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor warrant for battery.
* Nathan David Miller, 23, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
* Richard Charles Moviel, 52,
of Sebring, was recommitted for'
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, second
offense.
* Carlos Ignacio Ortiz, 26, of
Apopka, motion to transport
prisoner, warrantless, for driv-
ing while license suspended or
revoked, habitual offender.
* Thomas Allen Peacock, 19, of
Sebring, was recommitted for
driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge,
habitual offender.
* Justin Timothy Petynia, 26, of
Lake Placid, was recommitted
for driving under the influence
of alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Richard, Matthew Pinckney,
31, of Avon Park, was registered
as a criminal for grand theft.
+ Timothy Johnte Reed, 29, of
Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for assault with intent
to commit felony.
* Cory Ray Rowton, 20, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant
for burglary of unoccupied
dwelling,- unarmed; warrant for-
dealing in stolen property,
organized; and warrant for larce-
ny, grand theft, third degree of
dwelling or property.
.* Robert Thomas Smith, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for loiter-
ing or prowling.
* Brian Glenn Snyder, 32, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for pos-
session of controlled substance-
without prescription; and pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 20:
Gregory Eddy Blain, 21, of
Orlando, awaiting trial, felony
warrant for two counts of for-


12:42, Fawnwood Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
12:41, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Blue
Crab Restaurant, Property found.
12:37, J.C. Durrance Rd.,
Reckless driver.
12:28, Circle Park Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
12:23, U.S. 27-Sebring Groves
Campground, Suspicious incident.
12:10, W. Pleasant St.-Avon
Park Police Department,
Suspicious incident.
12:06, Holiday Beach Dr.,
Animal complaint.
11:57, Schumacher Rd.,
Accident without injury.
1'T:41, U.S. 27-X2 (Bayview St.),
Suspicious person.
11:26, U.S. 27 N.-As Good As
New, Civil dispute.
11:25, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
11:05, Red Pine Dr., Suspicious
incident.
10:24, Seventh St., Assist noise
ordinance.
10:13, N. Main St.-Health Dept.,
Assist public-ATC.
10:10, Atterberry Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
09:47, Vision St., Escort.
09:45, Grouper Dr., Follow-up.
09:38, Sebring-g Square-
Shooter's Bar and Grill, Theft
delayed.
09:28, E. State Street-Avon Park
Police Department, Suspicious
incident.
09:10, Katcalani Ave., Theft
delayed.
09:06, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Civil dis-
pute;
09:00, U.S. 98-X2 (Twitty Rd.),
Accident without injury.
08:49, Tern Ave., Accident with-
out injury.
08:46, Egret Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
08:40, Washington Blvd., Radar
request.
08:34, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Suspicious vehicle.
08:28, Rushlo St., Follow-up.
08:25, U.S. 27 N.-Wendy's,
Follow-up.


gery; and two counts of grand
theft:
* Deborah Lee Bowers, 46, of
Sebring, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony warrant
for three counts of possession of
cocaine.
* Yaoska Del Carmen
Crumpton, 26, of Moultrie, Ga.,
awaiting trial, felony warrant for
unauthorized use of credit card;
warrant, scheme to defraud;
warrant for criminal use of per-
son identification; and grand
theft.
* Abigail Felix, 38, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike.
* Fabian Peter Flores, 27, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant,
Failure to appear for arraign-
ment for petit theft, first offense.
* Christopher Gonzalez, 21, of
Avon Park, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor or community control,
warrant for possession of drug
-paraphernalia.
- Timothy Thayne Hatchett,
20, of Frostproof, was recommit-
ted for possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use; and pos-
session of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams.
* Timothy Joseph Healy, 29, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, misde-
meanor warrant 'for leaving
scene of accident without giving
information.
* Charles Andrew Jackson, 21,
of Frostproof, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure. to appear for
attempted burglary of structure;
and warrant, failure to appear
for possession of burglary tools.
* Brandi Candace Jimenez, 22,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or -usepermitting_
unauthorized person to drive;
possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription; and
hit and run, leaving scene of
crash involving damage to prop-
erty.
* Gustabo Martinez Lopez, 34,
of Wauchula, awaiting trial for
false identification given to law
enforcement; and driving while


08:12, N. Ridgewood Dr.-
Ridgewood Gas and Auto,
Suspicious incident.
07:57, Cindy S. Lane, Animal
complaint.
07:49, Emergency Lane-Dr.
Holmes' Office, Suspicious inci-
dent.
07:29, Jahna Circle-Jahna,.
Concrete, Suspicious vehicle.
06:45, Dozier Ave., Burglary.
06:27, Granada Blvd.,,
Suspicious incident.
05:40, U.S. 27 S.-Tanglewood'
Homes, Suspicious incident.
05:20, Rachel Dr., Suspicious"
person.
04:33, Glenwood Ave., Follow-
up.
04:22, Martin Luther King Jr...
Blvd., Suspicious vehicle.
04:17, Glenwood Ave.,-
Suspicious incident;'
04:05, Elliott Rd., Suspicious.
person.
03:39, U.S. 27 N.-Adjacent to
Duffer's Pub, Suspicious person.
03:33, S.R. 17 N.-Sebring"
Resort Mobile Home Park, Follow- .
up.
03:16, Glenwood Ave., Theft
delayed.
- -03:10, U.S.- 2-7- N-.-McDonald's,
Suspicious vehicle.
02:48, No address, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
02:12, S.R. 66-Insight,
Auctioneers, Suspicious person.
02:04, Quail Ave., Suspicious'
person.
01:53, Rainbow Ave.,
Suspicious vehicle.
01:15, Glenwood Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
00:52, Martin Luther King Jr.'r
Blvd., Suspicious incident.
00:36, S.R. 17 N.-Sebring.
Resort Mobile Home Park;.
Suspicious person.
00:27, N. Delaware Ave.""
Suspicious incident.
00:19, E. Booker St.,.i
Disturbance. .
00:07, S. Central Ave. "
Disturbance. .


license suspended, third or subl-
sequent offense.
Cale Monroe McKinney, 28
of Sebring, awaiting trial, war-.
rant for larceny or grand theft,
warrant for unoccupied struck
ture, unarmed; warrant for pos- ,
session of marijuana, not moreW'
than 20 grams; possession of!.
controlled substance without,
-prescription; possession of nar-'
cotic equipment and/or use; and"
possession of harmful new leg-.
end drug without prescription.
Joshua Ryan Outland, 27, of
Sebring, was charged with pro-.
bation violation, felony warrant
for possession of Hydrocodone;.
warrant for possession of!;.
cannabis; and warrant for pos-
session of Alprazolam.
Adalberto Paz, 40, of Miami,
awaiting trial for fraud, possess-
ing or displaying blank, forged
or stolen documents.
.* Joseph William Pennington,
27, of Sebring, awaiting trial,
misdemeanor warrant for five
counts of fraud, insufficient
funds, check, make, utter or
-issue.---.
Shannon Leigh Rivera, 38, of, '
Avon Park, was charged with,
probation violation, felony war- ,
rant for tampering, fabricating,.
with physical evidence; and war-
rant for possession of cocaine.
Jessie Joe Soto, 19, of.,
Sebring, awaiting trial for oper-
ating motor vehicle without
valid license.
Amaury Tomas Contino, 25,
of Lake Worth, awaiting trial for
larceny, petit, first offense.
Daryl Matthew Tomblin, 26,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for hit
and run, leaving scene of crash
involving damage to property;
_possession_ of narcoticequip-
ment, and/or use; and posses-
sion of controlled substance'
without prescription; and driv-
ing while license suspended,
first offense.
Jennifer Lynn Whitford, 23,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for lar-
ceny, petit, first offense; and'
trespassing structure or con-.
veyance.


Assistance offered for emergency home energy


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING NU-HOPE
Elder Care Services Inc.
announces availability of
funds for assistance through'
the Emergency Home Energy
Assistance Program
(EHEAP).,


or resolving another heating
related energy crisis.
To qualify for this program
the household must:
Contain a person aged
60 years of age or older.
Be responsible for pay-
ing their entire cooling-heat-


Through EHEAP, an appli- ing costs.
cant may receive assistance Have an income not
. with paying past due energy exceeding 150 percent of the
bills, obtaining adequate Federal Poverty. Guidelines.
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cooling.
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Florida Scrub-jay: One step forward, a big step back


Scrub-jays disappear from southern Palm Beach
County; disease is likely culprit of higher-than-average
scrub-jay deaths at Archbold Biological Station sites in


Special to the News-Sun
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
"One step forward, a big
step back" describes the
mixed results of The Nature
Conservancy's 2008 Jay
Watch report.
The seventh annual Jay
Watch report reveals that
while about- 40 percent of the
sites monitored by Jay Watch
volunteers in 2008 saw
scrub-jay numbers increase,
about half of sites surveyed
saw the bird's numbers
S decline. This is compared
with survey data of 42 scrub-
jay sites also monitored by
Archbold Biological Station
scientists during a 1992-93
survey. In addition, scrub-jay
faced their most dramatic
decline in southern. Palm
Beach County and a possible
epidemic reduced the number
of scrub-jays at sites in the
Lake Wales Ridge.
The Nature Conservancy
began its Jay Watch monitor-
ing program in 2002, work-
ing closely with scrub-jay
experts at the world'
renowned Archbold
Biological Station. Based out
of the Conservancy's Tiger
Creek Preserve on the Lake
Wales Ridge, Jay Watch is a
citizen-science approach to
large-scale monitoring of
Florida scrub-jay popula-
tions. The Florida scrub-jay
is the only bird species that
lives only in Florida. The
species is listed by the feder-
al government as "threat-
ened" because only a few
thousand of the birds are left
and its oak scrub habitat has
been depleted and degraded
through fire suppression.
"The best way to help the
Florida scrub-jay survive is
for people to support pre-
scribed fire," said Cheryl
Millett, a Nature
Conservancy biologist and
the coordinator of the Jay
Watch Program. "Where con-
servationists have restored
scrub habitat, using con-
trolled burns and other
means, we've typically seen
scrub-jays survive and
thrive."
In 2007, Jay Watch con-
ducted biennial -vegetation
monitoring of conditions
related to scrub-jay persist-
ence. The results showed that
fire management is needed.
One-third of points surveyed
had habitat too tall, and more
than half were too dense, to
be ideal for scrub-jays. This
information helps land man-
agers decide where con-
trolled burning is needed.
"One of the good stories is
from the former Cordell
Ranch in Manatee County
owned by the Southwest
Florida Water Management
District, where the land man-
agers reduced vegetation and
used fire to restore scrub in
2005," she said. "Before
those efforts, the site had two
groups of scrub-jays. Now
they have four."
The Florida scrub-jay is
an unusual bird. The species
is one of a handful of cooper-
ative breeders in North
America. As cooperative
breeders, offspring stay with
their parents to help raise
other younger siblings for at
least one breeding season,
sometimes longer. The birds
also are homebodies liv-
ing in a territory of about 25
acres, and usually traveling
no more than three territories
from their original nest.
The 2008 Jay Watch sur-
vey showed that the decline
in the population was most
dramatic in Palm Beach
County, where the species
has disappeared altogether
from the southern part of the
county.
The Florida scrub-jay
thrives in rare oak scrub
habitat one of the oldest


ecosystems in Florida. Scrub
is generally high and dry
making it well-suited for
agriculture and development.


Lake Wales Ridge.

Those characteristics also
make it one of the most
threatened habitats in the
state with nearly two-thirds
of original scrub destroyed.
"It's all about habitat,"
Millett said. "There just isn't


a lot of scrub habitat protect-
ed in Palm Beach County and
there aren't large pieces of
scrub habitat until you reach
Jonathan Dickinson State
Park. The development' pres-
sures in Palm Beach County


are a warning sign for the
Lakes Wales Ridge."
In the Lakes Wales Ridge
region which contains one
of the three largest popula-
tions of the birds the num-
ber of groups of scrub-jays at
the 16 Jay Watch survey sites
are at especially vulnerable
levels. Scientists consider
fewer than 10 groups of birds
at one site to be more vulner-
able to extinction. All of the
sites surveyed by Jay Watch


on the Lakes Wales Ridge
had fewer than 10 groups,
though several Ridge sites
with larger populations are
intensively monitored by
Archbold Biological Station
scientists.
At Archbold Biological
Station, scientists witnessed
higher than average mortality
during the late summer and
fall in the local population of
scrub-jays, which they
believe may be caused by


mosquito-born encephalitis,
The total number of birds
dropped significantly, but
since scrub-jays live in fami-
ly groups that may include
many members, this resulted
in a small decrease in the
number of groups, but small;
er group sizes. Researchers
are still analyzing blood sam.
ples from mosquitoes and
scrub-jays to determine the
exact cause of the high mor-
tality in this local population

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incredibly beautiful and, as
long as you stay in your lane
and drive at a reasonable
speed, the view far outweighs
the concerns. For some, that
is.
On one trip, a young man
and woman were in the car
ahead of us. At first, I was
engrossed in the scenery.
But, suddenly, their car was
all that I was paying attention
to.
The driver was looking to
the left (the mountainside)
and driving over the yellow
line.
"Watch him," I said to my
husband, Ken. "He might be
drunk."
Ken kept back a distance;
but, I was worried this driver
would have a head-on c9lli-
sion with someone coming
around the bend. And, that
would create quite a.domino
effect.
Meanwhile, the passenger
in that car seemed oblivious
to the driver's meandering as
she had her camera aimed at
the view.
It was a tense ride for a
while. He wasn't drunk. He
was scared out of his wits. At
last, he pulled over at a look-
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imagine his fear
then.
When descending


The Narrows; the mountain
side is within touching dis-
tance while the drop on the
driver's side leaves no room
for error. It requires one's
total attention.
Life can sometimes take us
on such rides. Yet Jesus says
he is with us and will never
leave or forsake us. He is our
rock and fortress a very
present help in time of trou-
ble.
But, we're told that we
must come through a narrow
road and not the broad way
that leads to destruction. But
many want their own way -
the way of least resistance.
This deceptive thinking isn't
freedom; but bondage.
The Message says it clear-
ly in John 7: 13-14, "Don't
look for shortcuts to God.
The market is flooded with
surefire, easy going formulas
for a successful life that can
be practiced in your spare
time. Don't fall for that stuff,
even though crowds of peo-
ple do. The way to life to
God! -* is vigorous and
requires total attention."
Don't fear 'The Narrows.
It's the' way to life eternal.
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ART SNAPSHOTS


SFCC Artists' Group
offers Jewelry
Beading Workshop
AVON PARK The
Artists' Group at South
Florida Community College
announces a new workshop
for spring. Jewelry Beading
is for the beginning jewelry
maker and is taught by
Kathy Morgan. The student.
will learn how to design
and pattern beaded jewelry.
Students will complete a
matching bracelet, neck-
lace, and hooped earrings to
take home. A $5 supply fee
will be collected in class
for the beads of your
choice.
This workshop will be
held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 at the TAG
Studio in the Hotel
Jacaranda, Avon Park. The
cost for the class is $20.
Pre-registration is required.
Register in the Artists'
Group Studio at the Hotel
Jacaranda, Building B at
the Highlands Campus, or
any SFCC campus or cen-
ter. For more information,
contact the Studio at 453-
3018 or Lauren Redick at
453-6661,465-5300, 773-
2252, or 494-7500, ext.
7388 or 7392.

Meet and greet 'The
Blues Brothers'
AVON PARK Members
of the audience will have a
chance to meet "The Blues
Brothers" after the show
on Friday.
The Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club is bringing the
Brothers to the South
Florida Comnunity College


auditorium for a 7 p.m.
show and will host an
informal meet and greet
session with Jake and
Elwood at the Caddy Shack
Restaurant on Golfview
Road in Sebring after the
show. The restaurant is
staying open and offering
late night dining specials
for this activity.
Tickets for the show are
$20 before Friday and $25
at the door. The show is
sponsored by Florida
Hospital Heartland
Division, Highlands
Independent Banks, Alan
Holmes/Edward Jones,
Sevigny Eye Care
Associates, News-Sun and
Highlands Today.
Tickets may be purchased
at Highlands Independent
Banks, Heartland Banks,
Reflections at Silver Lake
and Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce.
For further information,
call 45,3-5756.

TAG offers classes
AVON PARK TAG Art
Studio at South Florida
Community College holds
weekly classes in jewelry
beading, watercolor, oil and
acrylicpainting. These
classes are for beginners to
intermediate students.
The Jewelry Workshop
takes place from 1-4 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 7.
The Watercolor, Oil and
Acrylic classes run from
Feb. 28 through April 4.
Classes are held in the
studio in Avon Park's Hotel
Jacaranda. Call the studio
at 784-7346 for more infor-
mation or to register.


Keith Goodson to
teach classes
LAKE PLACID The
Caladium Arts and Crafts
Co-op in Lake Placid
announces that professional
artist Keith Goodson will
be teaching classes at the
Caladium Co-op.
Goodson is the artist of
10 of the murals in Lake
Placid, including the award
winning "Bassing" located
at Main and Bellview, "Our
Citrus Heritage" located at
the corer of Main and E.
Park and the "Cracker Trail
Cattle Drive" located on the
side of the Winn Dixie. He
is a Florida native and
attended Avon Park High
School and SFCC.
Classes will be on an
ongoing basis from 1-4
p.m. Tuesdays and 1-4 p.m.
Saturdays. Cost per class is
$25 and there is a 20-stu-
dent maximum. Contact the
Co-op, 699-5940, for fur-
ther details and the list of
class supplies needed. Also
visit the Web site, www.cal
adiumarts.org.

TAG starts Critique
Clinic on Sundays
AVON PARK Stuck on
your painting? Bring in
your art work (maximum of
two paintings) for an evalu-
ation by local professional
artists (TAG Studio at
South Florida Community
College.
This critique will beheld
the first Sunday of each
month from 2-4 p.m. at the
Hotel Jacaranda for a $5
fee.
Call 784-7346.


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Elaine Ables
Holly Anderson
Sandra Anderson
Doug Andrews
Elizabeth Andrews
Kimberly Batty-Herbert
Susan Beson
Jim Bible
Ann Bonnett
Ruth Ann Brown
Jimmie Butts
Yolanda Carbia
Benjamin Carter
Jessie Causey
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Ashley Coone
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Chief Matthew Doughney
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Sureka Flemming
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Take Stock In Children
Would like to thank some of
the busiest people in Highlands
County for taking the time to
mentor our scholars:


Ann Harvell
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Marie-Claire Hoy
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Elsa Kahn
Sharlene Landers
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Charlotte Lohrer
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Janet Lynch
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Dr. Michael McLeod
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Al Pelski
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Bill Swann
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Loretta Thompson
Zola Truitt
Jason Waller
Cindy Warrick
Joyce Watters
Allison Willey
Travis Wortinger


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Pulitzer
Prize winner Leonard Pitts
Jr. will speaking at South
Florida Community College
at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2
in the SFCC University
Center Auditorium,
Highlands Campus. The per-
formance is the second in the
newly expanded
Kaleidoscope Series, which
was created in 2006 to offer a
variety of thought-provoking
and fascinating performances
that could range from classi-
cal music .to speaking
engagements.
Pitts is a syndicated free-
lance writer for the Miami
Herald. He is a noted author
and one of the most respect-
ed newspaper columnists in
the industry. Pitts reaches
millions of readers around
the country twice a week
With his rich and uncommon-
ly resonant voice. He writes
commentary on everything
from pop culture to social
issues and family life.
Pitts' speaking engage-
ment at SFCC will include
the topics of education, par-
enting, race relations, and
political discourse..
Throughout his speech he
urges us to "plant a tree" in
dealing -with the challenges
we face, much like Martin
Luther King Jr. and Jackie
Robinson did for him.
His impressive list of
recognitions include first
place for Commentary in the
American Association of
Sunday and Feature Editor's
Ninth Annual Writing
Awards competition, five-
time recipient of the National
Headliners Award, American
Society of Newspaper
Editors prestigious ANSE
Award for Commentary
Writing, and a Pulitzer Prize
Award in 2004.
This performance is made
possible by the generosity of
sponsors. Kaleidoscope
Series season sponsors
include Dennis and Melanie
Bassetti, Rick and Jean
Moyer, and Witford
Reid/Sebring Pain
Management. Performance


sponsors for this event are
the SFCC Student
Government Association, the
SFCC African American
Association and SFCC
CROP, Witford Reid/Sebring
Pain Management, Forrest H.
Hilton, CPA, PA, Herb and
Mary Adams, Dr. and Mrs.-
Patrick Carruthers at
Highlands Breast & Imaging
Center, Dr. and Mrs. Norman
L. Stephens Jr, Herb and
Betty Doggette, Dr. and Mrs.
George Leidel, Paulette
Alexander, Mortgage
Banking Officer, First State
Bank of Arcadia, Rotary Club


of Avon Park, Herb and Lilly
Nelson, STH Architectural
Group, and Matthews
Construction.
Tickets for this perform-
ance are $12 or $15 and may
be purchased online at
http://performances.south-
florida.edu, 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Tickets
may also be purchased from
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday by calling
the SFCC Box Office at 784-
7178 or by visiting the SFCC
Box Office at the SFCC
Auditorium, 600 W. College
Drive, Highlands Campus.


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TODAY
American Legion Post 25
- Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
-465-7940.
S. American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. Post is at 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
AmVets Post 21, serve 12
ounce New York strip steak
dinner from 4-6 p.m. on fourth
- Sunday at 2029 U.S. 27 S.
Cost is $7.50. For details, call
385-0234.
Inerstate chapter of
- A.B.A.T.E. meets the last
Sunday of every month at The
Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood
Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m.
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
:8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests, For
Details, call 465-2661.
Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
- Horseshoes played at 9:30
- a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
SLions Club will have
country and bluegrass music
-'from 2-4 p.m. Sundays,
-instead of at the Shriners.
-Bands featured on alternate
- Sundays will be Just Country
-7and Merriory Makers. For
- information, call 471-2288.
U Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
-2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Cards start at 4 p.m.
: Music outside. Tiki Hut at 3
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
SOvereaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room No. 3 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
'- details, call 385-4277. No
dues, fees or weigh-ins. For
details on the.organization, go
4 to www.oa.org.
Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
S. Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
; the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
o open and kitchen open from 2-
5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
S98, Sebring. For details, call
"655-3920, ....
Veterans ofr Foreign Wars
Post 3880'serves hamburgers
From 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
poker at 5:30 p.m, at the post,
1224 Cbunty Road 621. East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
699-5444.
Veteransof Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. ahd E&J Karaoke is
from 4i:0-7:30 p.m. at the-
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
SSebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

MONDAY
Alcoholics Anonymous


meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For,
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-
1448.
* Boy Scout Troop 482-
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid. ..
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@earthlink.net
I* Diabetes Support Group
meets the second and fourth
' Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in
Florida Hospital Conference
Room 3 in Sebring. Call 402-
0177 for guest speaker list.
* Garden Club of Sebring
meets nroon, fourth Monday,
Sebring Civic Center.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
the second and fourth Monday
at the Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association clubhouse,
3240 Grand Prix Drive (down
the street from Wal-Mart).
Dancing will be held every
month u n!ntiprilQ2008. Classes
are beingIstarted now inrithe
Sebring and Lake Placid area.
For more, information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or Visitthe
Web site at www.sindl het.
Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for. more information, All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m.
every Monday at Sebring High
School band room. ,
Experienced musicians are
welcome. Vic Anderson and
Colorado Paniagua conduct-
ing. Call 314-8877.
Highlands County
Democratic Executive
Committee meets 7 p.m.
fourth Monday in the
Democratic Party
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring
Parkway, Sebring. For details,


call 699-6052.
* Highlands County Rotary
Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant,
Commerce Street, Sebring.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
* Highlands Delta Chorale
Singers meet at 7 p.m. every
Monday at Sebring Church of
the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St.,
Sebring. New members are
welcomed. Call 314-9754 or
655-0278. .
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* Rope Hospice free grief
support group meets at 2 p.m.
at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion hall.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.
to 12;30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music i"-
from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
f0:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27. South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help group for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near-
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* National Association for
the Advancement of the
Colored People, Highlands
County Branch meets 7:30
p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park.
* Orchid Society of
Highlands County meets 7
p.m. on the fourth Monday at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center, 4509 George
Blvd., Sebring. Call Ed Fabik
at 465-2830 for details.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 12-4:30 p.m. second
and fourth Monday in Placid
Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. No meetings from
end of May to October. For
details, call 465-4888.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m.
For details, call Darrell Peer at
385-0107.
I Sebring AARP meets 1:30
p.m., The Palms, Pine Street,


Sebring.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has pizza and darts at 7:30
,p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
* Sebring Historical Society
open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Located in
back side of Sebring Public
Library building on Lake
Jackson. For information, call
471-2522.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 plays Texas Hold 'em at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Monday at-11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to
closing. Call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Clubt -
has ice cream. shuffleboard at
6:30 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 632, Sebring
meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at the First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine,
Sebring. For details, call Jean
Ottoway at 655-3673 or
Barbara Mason at 465-0132.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300
meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.
* Volunteers of America of
Florida is a nonprofit organi-
zation in Sebring that special-
izes in assisting person's with
mental illness. We are
pleased to announce our Drop
in Center is open to individuals
with a mental illness 6 days a
week from 11am to 3 pm. The
center offers a welcoming
environment where individuals
are accepted and feel comfort-
able. Contact Wendy at 863-
382-2022.


TUESDAY
* Al-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and
Twelve Step study at noon,


Union Congregational Church,
105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty
. Darmer, 465-2272, for details.
* Alzheimer's/Dementia
Seminar held at 11 a.m. every
fourth Tuesday at Southern
Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North,
Lake Placid. Also sponsored
by Nurse on Call. Covers com-
mon signs of.dementia, coping
-.and care giving tips,.disease
management, organizations,
etc. Call 465-0568
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard and euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940.
l. American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy- Hour 4-6 p.m:
Call 471-1448.
* Am Vets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Audubon Chapter meets
the fourth Tuesday of each
month at the Masonic Lodge,
downtown Lake Placid on the
corner of Main and Park. Bring
a covered dish to share, uten-
sils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or
come at 7:30 p.m. for presen-
tations by guest speaker. The
public is invited.
Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-1.7 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
Avon Park Library has sto-.
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu
Sigma Chapter of Avon Park,
meets the second and fourth
Tuesday each month in the
members home. Call 452-
1016.
Busy Bee Craft Club meets
9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun
'N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. For
more details, call 382-8431.
Buttonwood Bay offers
-"Plus" country square dance
lessons every Tuesday at 3,
p.m. in their rec. center. Call
Vern Wright at 655-2634.
Celebrate Recovery meets


every Tuesday night at 'The'
Rock," Union Congregational
Church, 28 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park. A barbecue meal is
served at 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. At 6:45 p.m., members
meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group
breaks up into small groups for
men and women. The program
is designed for drug and alco-
hol addiction, divorce, death or
illness grief, low or lost self-
esteem or identity due to dys-
functional relationships,
depression/anxiety, or any
other need for healing. For
details, contact Celebrate
Recovery coordinator Pam
Sim by calling 453-3345, ext.
106.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets at 7:30 p.m. fourth
Tuesday at SunTrust Bank,
126 W. Center Ave., Sebring.
Society sponsors a yearly bird
show in January. Periodic sem-
inars are offered featuring
guest speakers. Funds raised
are used to support scientific
research benefitting birds and
further education for veterinari-
an students. For more details,
call Maxine June at 465-9358
or Lisa Greene at 465-5558.
* The Heartland
Harmonizers Barbershop
Chorus meets from 7-9 p.m.
in the Sebring High School
Chorus Room, Sebring. All
men who enjoy singing are
invited.
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals
Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. in Room 34
of Avon Park SFCC auditori-
um. New members welcome.
Call conductor Bryan Johnson
at 638-7231.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets first and third
Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, Sebring. Call Lynn
Ullinn for meeting tfmes at
314-0557 or e-mail lucky-
duck@ mymailstation.com.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4:30 p.m. at
Southern Lifestyle ALF, across
U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital
Lake Placid.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE


TO: HIGHLANDS COUNTY HOMEOWNERS

FROM: C. RAYMOND MCINTYRE,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER

RE: HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FILING PERIOD

The annual filing period for Homestead Exemption is January 1. 2009
through March 1, 2009. Please visit our office at the Government Center. in
Sebring to file applications for all exemptions.
The following is a list of all exemptions offered to you as a resident of
Florida:

- Homestead Exemption (Maximum of $50,000): In order to qualify you
must own your home and make it your permanent residence on or
before January 1, 2009 and be a full-time resident of Florida (requires
Florida driver's license if you drive, Florida vehicle tag for your vehicle if
you own a vehicle, and voter's I.D. in the county in which you live if you
are a registered voter.)

>- Additional Senior Homestead Exemption ($15,000): To qualify you
must meet the requirements listed above for homestead exemption and
you must be over 65 years of age (as of January 1, 2009) and have an
adjusted gross income of $24,916 (household income) or less for the
year 2008. Please contact our office for more details on income require-
ments for this exemption. (This exemption amount applies only to the
taxable value for Board of County Commissioners.)

>- Widow's Exemption ($500): To qualify you must meet the same criteria
as listed above for Homestead Exemption and you must be a widow.

>- Widower's Exemption ($500): To qualify you must meet the same criteria
as listed above for Homestead Exemption and you must be a widower.

3 Disability Exemption (Varies depending on the type and level of
disability): To qualify you must meet the same requirements listed
above for ,Homestead Exemption and certain requirements regarding
doctor's documentation or VA's letter regarding your disability. Contact
our office-for specific requirements concerning this exemption.

We will have clerks in Avon Park and Lake Placid to take applications
at the following locations and times:

Avon Park City Hall Council Chambers Monday January 26th
From 10am to 4pm Address: 110 E. Main St.

Lake Placid City Office Tuesday & Wednesday January 27th & 28th
From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Address: 311 W. Interlake Blvd

We are located at 560 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring or you can
contact us at the following numbers:
Avon Park (453-7538) Sebring (402-6659) Lake Placid (465-2464)










www.newssun.com News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


Bobwhite population is diminishing


Welcome to our roost! The
National Audubon Society
recently conducted a survey
titled, "Common Birds in
Decline." The data was com-
piled using the results of
Christmas Bird Counts and the
Breeding Bird Survey. The No.
S1 bird on that list was the
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus
virginianus), our subject bird
today. According to the survey,
the Bobwhite has declined by a
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cent.
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No. 2 spot, declining by 78 per-
cent, is the Evening Grosbeak.
Nearly everyone is familiar
with the clear, far-reaching call
of "bobwhite, bobwhite, bob-
white," which echoes across
open fields, through scrub
areas and even in residential
sections. Unfortunately, due to
the loss of habitat, feral cats,
dogs, snakes, raccoons, opos-
sums, skunks, foxes and, of
course, hunting, the population
of this small, beautiful quail is
declining rapidly. We have not
seen nor heard the call of the
Bobwhite for several years.
When we first moved to our
Sun 'N Lakes home back in
1981, this beautiful quail
would visit our bird feeding
-station almost daily and at
times, bringing along the
whole "family" of a dozen or
more chicks. We always held
our breath when the group
would get read to leave and had
to cross the road; our hope was
-that no car would be coming!
The Bobwhite is about 10
inches in size and the male is
mostly brown with a short gray
tail. A prominent white eye
stripe with a white chin, sets
off the reddish-brown sides and
belly, often with black lines
and dots. The female is similar
to the male, with buff brown
eye stripes and chin.


Showcase Showdown performs at

Adelines 'Big Band Serenade'


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The Heart of Highland
Sweet Adeline Chorus is announces that a
"Showcase Showdown" will perform at the
chorus's "Big Band Serenade" Show on
Sunday, Feb. 8 in the South Florida
Community College auditorium in Avon
Park.
This very talented male barbershop quar-
tet has been together for about two years


and already has made a splash in the
Sunshine District finishing fourth in their
first competition. Quartet. members are
tenor Jimmy Kite; lead Travis Crew; bari-
tone George Bower; and bass Don Hardy.
The show starts at 2:30 p.m.; doors open
1:45 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, tickets
sold at the door are $18. Call 383-1269,
452-1927 or 699-0743.


Archbold Biological Station
According to the Breeding Bird Survey, the Northern
Bobwhite has declined by 82 percent in the past year.


Mating begins in April and
both' male and female build a
nest on the ground, usually
amid bushy field borders, lined
with dead grasses and leaves;
Anywhere 12-15 eggs are laid
and both parents take turns
brooding during the 23-day
incubation period. If the eggs
are molested, the mother bird
will lay another clutch and per-
sistently keep on laying until a
brood is hatched. This is often
as late as September or
October,
. The brown-striped chicks.
are able to leave the nest a few
hours after birth and are
accompanied by both parents.
The young feed on insects for
almost a month, then graduate
to adult meals which consist of
many kinds of weed seeds and
some insects, supplemented by
visiting bird feeding stations.
The covey roosts on the ground
at night in a perfect circle, with


tails touching and heads point-
ing out. There is enough space
between the bodies for wing-
spread, so the birds are able to
take flight if attacked.
We would love to hear from
you if you have been seeing the
Bobwhite. Give us a call at
465-6618 or e-mail at: ruthn-
hankwildbird@htn.net.
Until next time, we wish you
great bird watching and hope
you join us in our prayers for a
more sensible Interior
Department as President.
Obama forms his Cabinet.

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.


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News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


Career Academy students have a day in the park


Staff from the Highlands
Soil and Water Conservation
-District (HSWCD) hosted a
very special field trip for the
Career Academy students on
Jan. 6. Complete with nature
walks, special tram rides, a
tour of the Civilian
Conservation Corps
Museum, a scavenger hunt
and a delicious lunch, the 65
students seemed to have a
great time.
One of the main goals of
the HSWCD is education.
The Career Academy pro-
gram, specifically the
Environmental Science class-
es, give HSWCD staff the
opportunity to teach students
the importance of the envi-
ronment and give them
hands-on training in the real
world.
Career Academy is a pro-
gram involving high school
students in 10th, llth and
12th grades. While training
for a technical career these
students are able to complete
their required high school


courses in one location,
which is the South Florida
Community College campus.
This new venture of the
Highlands County School
Board and the college's
Division of Applied Sciences
and Technologies, allows stu-
dents to spend half a day in
standard academic classes
and the other half in college-
level technical courses.
The benefits of this pro-
gram are many; the student
only has to travel to one loca-
tion, which eliminates travel
time, allowing them to spend
more time in classes. Costs
for tuition and books are
deferred and by obtaining
technical training while in
high school, students can
earn a diploma while com-
pleting the requirements for a
certificate or associate's
degree in applied sciences.
The goal is that upon gradua-
tion, they will be qualified to
hold a well-paying job in the
technical field of their
choice.


For the past four
months, Erin
McCarta, .Assistant
Lakes manager, and
Corine Burgess,
Natural Resources
specialist with the
HSWCD, have been
working with the
Environmental New:
Science students t
and teaching them Wate
about the environ-
ment. Corine
The subjects staff has cov-
ered with the youths thus far
include littoral zones, com-
posting, invasive exotic
plants and animals, water
quality and career opportuni-
ties in the environmental
field. Each subject was
taught in the classroom first
and followed up by an out-
door day with hands-on train-
ing. So far the students have
explored, first hand, what
lives in the littoral zone,
obtained a home composter,
removed over 200 exotic
plants from the college cam-


s f
hi
Br
B


pus and learned
quite a bit about
Their surrounding
environment.
The next session
with the students
will be a water qual-
ity lab where they
will take actual
from samples of the water
e in Lake Glenada and
shed staff from HSWCD
will have those sam-
'urgess ples analyzed. This
process will teach the youths


Hammock State Park on Jan.
6 was an opportunity for the
students to get out in the
"real world" and apply some
of what they have learned
through an educational, yet
fun, expedition. Some of the
activities that the youths par-
ticipated while in the woods
included an informative tram
ride where they had an
opportunity to learn about the
plants dnd animals in the
park, see some of the local
wildlife and fresh panther


not only the proper way to tracks, and enjoy the beauty
take a sample, but what all of nature. In addition, they
the data that comes back -were able to tour the Civilian
from the lab actually means :Conservation Corp Museum
regarding water quality. and learn about the history of
Scientific method will be ".the park and how our country
the final subject in this year' has been through hard times
long study course. Staff from before. A scavenger hunt.was
HSWCD has plans to get the the final activity, before the
students involved in a project picnic lunch and the students
using the scientific method were instructed to find differ-
and possibly have a contest ent items including some of
and give out awards to stu- the exotic plants that they
dents that have applied all have learned about.
that they have learned.
Thahey field earneHilnd. The trip was a total suc-
The field trip to Highlands cess; the students had a great


time, HSWCD staff was
inspired to continue with
these types of programs and
Board Supervisors, who
grilled burgers and hot dogs
for the students, had an
opportunity to see their staff
in action as well as interact
with the students.
These young adults are the
future and it is important that
they understand their envi-
ronment, are good stewards
of the land and that they
teach others to take care of
our precious 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.highlandsswcd.org or
contact Corine at 402-6545.


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Christ Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. 'Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avon Park, FL 33829. Phone: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30" a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers,
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship,, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
i Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 11.a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery
facilities are available. Bible stud-
ies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and,7 p.m.
Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on
Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45
a.m. are centered for all ages.
Spanish worship service, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Choir practice at 5
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556.
Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) .We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A. (truck
roite) in Avon Park. 'Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Bible Study Classes at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and an
evening worship service, is at' 6
p.m.. On Wednesdays, the
AWANA program and the Word of
Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM.
The adult Bible and .Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
tistap. com or call the church office
'at 863-452-1136.
U 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.
N Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL


33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m'.; Evening Worship, 5 .p.m.'
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James
Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfe/-
lowship@ttnnnet.
* 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 Oust 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 serviceswith
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 (Septemberto
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 gust,
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 33879 (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. Bums, 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 arid 7:15-7:45 a.m. on
First Friday, or oh 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 Palmns Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-
1466. Sunday School classes for
children, youth and adults at 9:30
a.m. Christian worship at 10:30
a.m. Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

* Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children, youth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118.,
Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W.
Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor.
Sunday: Sunday school begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wor-
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.rm.; 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
redeemern895@ao/.com Web site:
redeemeravon.com. The church is,
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park
(tvo miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m: Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-'
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
atfe 'vailable at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* Spirit of Life Ministries
International, an interden6mina-
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.spiritofifeintl.org. "Where the
future is as bright as the promises
of God."
S World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

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


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 / s t
/utheranavonpark.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. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
ices 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
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. 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
1


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.
comrinity/lutheran/p.


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, /indadowning @hotfnail.corn.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmai.com. Web site is
wwW.christiantrainingministres.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; firs't; and third' Tuesday,
Prayer Gathering,' 7:15 p.m.;
Wednesday, Children's & Youth
Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday,
8:30 p.m., College Ministry.
w w w G B C c o n.
nected org
Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New' Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. Web site: highlandscommu-
nitycom e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunitycom
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 Cormmunion is
first Sunday of each month. Youth
ministry is fourth Sunday. Women's
Ministry is fifth Sunday. "Where
there is no vision my people per-
ish."
* The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9
a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Youth activi-
ties, 6:30. p.m. Wednesdays. The
Way is a church family who gathers
for contemporary worship, teaching
of God's Word, prayer and fellow-
ship. Come early and stay after for
fellowship time. Child care and chil-
dren's, church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way -'A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotmail.com. Web site:
www TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234;.Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: www.cpcsebrng.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.mn. Monday through
SThursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, :215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnsoo 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:
fpc/p@earth/ink.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.//s/pcpresbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

N First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC
at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:40
and 10:50 a.m. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays
with Rich Heilig, youth director.
The 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery


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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


UNION
CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

A 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.ri. at Millennium
Church, Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Sunday worship at 5 p.m. Bible
study: 5 p.m: Wednesday crosstalk
& family life ministry solid grounds
with Tiger Gullet at 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Youth Worship 5:30
p.m. at the rock. Saturday church
with Pastor Tiger Gullet at
Millennium Church 6 p.m. Visit us
at our Web
site: www weareunion. org


VINEYARD

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


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News-Sun


Sunday, January 25, 2009


Streaks take Travis Todd Invite


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
AVON PARK The
Sebring girls weightlifting
team managed to score points
in every weight class to run
away with the Travis Todd
Invitational in Avon Park by
scoring 58 points.
Avon Park took second
place with 51 points while
Brandon Southeast took third
with 36 points.
LaBelle finished in fourth
with 22 points, Pt. Charlotte
took fifth with 19 points,
Lake Placid finished in sixth
place with nine points,
Palmetto took seventh with
eight points, DeSoto took
eighth place with five points,
and Hardee finished in ninth
place with one point.
In the under 101-pound
weight class, Rachel Desrosier
of Palmetto took home the top


spot with 175 pounds lifted
while Kayla Croteau of Port
Charlotte finished in second
with Stephanie Taylor of
Sebring claiming third and
Emily Leon of LaBelle fourth.
At 112 pounds, Adriana
Ramirez of Avon Park fin-
ished first with 205 pounds
lifted while teammate
Daequanda Kinsey took sec-
ond place followed by
Abigail Bone of Sebring in
third and Ashley Golemme
of LaBelle taking fourth.
In the 119-pound weight
class, Jesssica Holt of
Southeast took first place
with a 240-pound total while
Samantha Spiegel of Sebring
took second plaqe.
Avon Park's Nicole Allison
staked claim to third place
with teammate Terraine Hill
finishing in fourth.
Amanda Lopez of Labelle,


at 129, took first place with
245 pounds lifted while
Hardee's Desarea Newcomb
took second place.
Marissa Bressi of
Southeast took third place
while Katelyn Dunton of
Lake Placid finished in
fourth.
Avon Park's Zakia Hart ran
away with the first place fin-
ish in the 139-pound weight
class with a lift total of 255
pounds.
Desoto's Mary Price took
second place followed by
Kellie Rossip of Pt. Charlotte
in third and teammate Kassie
Azzolina finishing fourth.
Calaend McGruder of
Southeast took first place in
the 154-pound weight class
after lifting 330 pounds.
Sebring's Megan Wolfe
took second with 260 pounds
lifted followed by teammate


Alana Gordon in third and
Ebonie Shannon of Avon
Park taking fourth place.
At 169 pounds, Kelsey
Vance of Southeast took
home the top spot with 330
pounds, followed by Avon
Park's Andejoua Nixon tak-
ing second.
Third place went to
Michelle Bash of Sebring
with 280 pounds, followed up
by Taquesha Hawthorne of
Lake Placid taking fourth
place with a personal best
270-pound total.
Toni-Ann Dallas of
Sebring took home the top
spot at 183 pounds with 245
pounds lifted with Amberlea
Norman of Southeast taking
second.
In third place was Lady
Streak Raney Sebring, who
Continued on page 3D


Zakia Hart holds steady after her clean-and-jerk lift helped her
to her weight class's first-place finish Thursday at the Travis Todd
Invitational.


Streaks escape Pirate panic.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING When a 20-
point lead gets whittled down
to seven with 1:15 to go, a
coach might be on the verge
of panic.
"Oh, I was in a panic," an
exasperated Princeton Harris
said after his Blue Streaks
held on for a 72-63 win over
Braden River. "We had the
big lead going into the fourth
and then we just got too com-
placent."
They were anything but
over the first three quarters in
acquiring the sizable lead, as
they were going for a second
consecutive district win after
topping Palmetto on the road
the night before.
After a back-and-forth first
quarter saw Sebring up 13-
10, the defense kicked into
gear and Pirate turnovers
became plentiful.
The quick strikes from
steals to points paved the
way to an 18-4 run early in
the second period to build a
commanding lead that
reached 39-21 by halftime.
Braden River made a push
early in the third when Mark
McKorn canned a three-
pointer, but Joe Young took a
slick pass from Tevin Toney
underneath and rammed it
home to stem the tide and
bring the crowd to its' feet.
Toney would add a follow
and three free throws in the
period and Jake Trussell hit
consecutive shots to inch the
lead up to 56-36 heading into
the final eight minutes.
But with the third quarter
ending on a Quintin Jones
fast-break dunk and the


'Oh, I was in a
panic.'

PRINCETON HARRIS
Sebring head coach

fourth beginning with a Alex
Hoff trey, a momentum shift
was starting to build.
Soon, the Pirates were the
ones creating turnovers, step-
ping in front of lazy passes and
rebounding ill-advised shots.
And the Braden River out-
side attack arose with Jon
Wilson, Casey Bobelis and
Brad Jackson hitting threes to
make it 66-54.
Jackson was then fouled-on
a three-point attempt and
made all three ensuing free
throws before picking off: a
pass and driving for a layup to
make it 66-59 with 1:15 to go.
But from there, with too
little time remaining and
Sebring collecting it's collec-
tive wits to take care of the
ball, Braden River was
forced to foul and Chris
Grubb made the most of it,
going 5-6 down the stretch to
hang on for the win.
"We just dropped the ball,"
Harris said. "The same thing
happened at Palmetto, where
we had a 14-point lead going
into the fourth. We stop com-
ing'to the passes, make dumb
passes, don't control the ball,
dumb fouls. It's a win, but it
doesn't feel like one."
And yet, the Streaks are
now .5-3 in district play, trail-
ing only the Palmetto squad
they just defeated Thursday.
So things are actually a lot
better than they felt.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sebring forward Jake Trussell soars in foi a dunk over Braden River's Neil Walker dur-
ing the Blue Streaks 72-63 win over the Pirates Friday night -


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

No defense '
Many have likely heard
about the 100-0 girls high
school basketball score in
Texas.
You hear about these sorts
of outcomes from time to
time, with a big public out- .,
rage deservedly so. --
But you'll also hear those
.defending the situation -
who say the athletes should
be taught to go all out from
start to finish, that it's the
losing coaches and players
fault for not putting up more
opposition.
Lopsided scores do hap-
pen, and often times are
unavoidable.
But it's cases like this that
are certainly avoidable.
Consider, Dallas Academy
is a private school for girls
with learning disabilities.
The student body is 20, *
eight of whom are on the
basketball team.
They haven't won a game
in five years, and obviously
posed little threat to the
Covenant School
With a 59-0 lead at the
half, at least, it seemed obvi-
ous.
And yet it wasn't until the
100th point was scored,

Continued on page 2D


Sebring battles back

but comes up short
News-Sun photo by
DAN HOEHNE
Jerica Moore follows
through on a three-point
attempt from the corner,
though Sebring came up
short against the Lady
Pirates Friday night. Down
by double figures through
the first half, the.Lady
Streaks made a charge and
cut thelead to aslittle as
54-48 with 2:49 left to go
as Moore followed a shot
for two. But that would be
the last time Sebring would
score as Braden River tal-
lied the final seven for the
61-48 win. Caitlyn
Benedetto paced the
Pirates with 19 points and
Heather Mirabella canned
four three-pointers as part
of her 16 points. Hannah f
Shoop led the way for
Sebring with 15 points
while Tangie McCullors
added 10 and Moore hit
two trey as part of her 9
points on the night .IH


Lady Devils wrap up

with a bang


By ED BALDRIDGE
Sed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK The
Avon Park girls basketball
team took advantage of the
home court to unseat district
leading DeSoto 53-37 on
Friday night.
Using their momentum to
gain the advantage, the Lady
Devils would incrementally
increase their scoring every
quarter as they adjusted to
the man-to-man defense that
is the keystone to DeSoto's
game plan.
"We knew they would
come out man-to-man, but
we got away from thinking
as a team at the beginning
and it showed," said Avon
park head coach Paulette
Daley. "Once we settled
down and began to use our
strengths to our advantage,
we started making a differ-
ence. With some patience
and solid passing we began


to pick up some points as the
game moved on."
Beonca Godfrey led the
Lady Devil's scoring drive
using her lay-up prowess for
twelve points, while
Johnequa Perry was able to
work the inside for 11 points
and Daija Barrett picked up
10.
On an emotional note, it
was also the last home game
for Avon Park seniors
Barrett, Godfrey, Jamee
Hawthorne and Brearnna
Tate.
"They mean a lot to me.
They are a great and talented
bunch of girls, and I have no
doubt that they can do any-
thing they want in life," said
Daley, who has worked with
the ladies since middle
school.
"We were able to bring in
this win on our last regular
season night at home, and
that feels good. We wanted


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Johnequa Perry looks to power in for two of her 11 points
as the Lady Red Devils took care of district foe DeSoto,
53-35, Friday night


to end our last game at home
as seniors with a bang, and
we did that," said Barrett.
"It was exactly the kind of
game you want for your last
one as a senior at home. It
felt good to beat a team no


one else has," said Tate.
The lady Devils move on
to wrap up the season in
Frostproof, then return to
Avon Park in order to host
the District Tournament
starting on Feb. 2.








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News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 3
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17, OT
Sunday, Jan. 4
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 10
Baltimore 13, Tennessee 10
Arizona 33, Carolina 13
Sunday, Jan.11
Philadelphia 23, N.Y. Giants 11
Pittsburgh 35, San Diego 24
CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Jan. 18
NFC
Arizona 32, Philadelphia 25
AFC
Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 14
SUPER BOWL
Sunday, Feb. 1
Tampa, Fla.
Arizona vs. Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. :(NBC)
PRO BOWL
Sunday, Feb. 8
-At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)


EASTERN CONFEoRENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 36 9 .800 -
Philadelphia 20 21 .488 14
New Jersey 19 24 .442.16
New York 18 24 .429161/2
Tdfonto 17 28 .378 19
Southeast Division,
W L Pet GB.
Orlando 33 9 .786 -
Atlanta 26 16 .619 7
Miami 22 19 .53710 1/2
Charlotte 18 25 .41915 1/2
Washington 9 33 .214 24
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 33 8 .805 -
Detroit 24 18 .5719 1/2
Milwaukee 21 25 .45714 1/2
Chicago 18 26 ;40916 1/2
Indiana 16 27 .372 18
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 29 13 .690 -
New Orleans 26 14 .:650 2
Houston 27 17 .614 3
Dallas 25 18.58141/2
Memphis 11 31 .262 18
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 28 15 .651 -
Portland 25 17 .5952 1/2
Utah 25 18 .581 3
Minnesota 14 27 .341 13
Oklahoma City 9 35 .20519 1/2
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
LA. Lakers 34 8 .810 -
Phoenix, 23 18 .561101/2
Golden State 13 31 .295 22.
L.A. Clippers 10 32 .?38 24
Sacramento 10 33 .233241/2
Thursday's Games
Boston 90, Orlando 80
L.A. Lakers 117, Washington 97
Friday's Games
Charlotte 98, Phoenix 76
Indiana 107, Houston 102
Dallas 112, Detroit 91
Atlanta 117, Milwaukee 87
New York 108, Memphis 88
Minnesota 116, New Orleans 108
Toronto 114, Chicago 94
San Antonio 94, New Jersey 91
L.A. Clippers 107, Oklahoma City 104
Cleveland.106, Golden State 105
Saturday's Games
New York at Philadelphia, late
Orlando at Miami, late
New Jersey at Memphis, late
Sacramento at Milwaukee, late
Cleveland at Utah, late
Washington at Portland, late
Sunday's Games
Dallas at Boston, 1 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
Sacramento at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Houston at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Utah at Denver, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 9 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 29 15 3 61145118
N.Y.Rangers 2816 4.60127125
Philadelphia 25 12 9 59151 137
Pittsburgh 2321 4 50144 146
N.Y. Islanders 13 29 5 31115164
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 34 8 5 73168106
Montreal 27 13 6 60145127
Buffalo 24 18 5 53135.133
S Toronto 1722 8 42136168
Ottawa 1621 7 39108129
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 30 15 3 63153138
Carolina 23 20 5 51121142
Florida 21 17 8 50129132
Tampa Bay 162110 42121145
Atlanta 17 26 5 39144172
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPts.GF GA
Detroit 31 9 6 68173133
Chicago 25 12 8 58152114
Columbus. 22 20 5 49129133


Nkshvllle 20 23 3 43111134
St Louis, 19 23 4 42133149
NorthwestDivision
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 28 14 4 60146 138
Edmonton 24 19 3 51132138
Vancouver 22 19 7 51137137
Minnesota 23 20 3 49117107
Colorado 23 23 1 47 131 140
Pacific Division
W L OT PIs GF GA
San Jose 34 6 5 73160108
Phoenix 24 19 5 53126139
Anaheim 23 21 5 51136137
Dallas 20 18 7 47 130 152
Los Angeles 19 20 7 45117131


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
1:30 p.m. Florida at Vanderbilt. ................ CBS
3:45 p.m. Michigan State at Ohio State ........... CBS
MONDAY
7 p.m. Marquette at Notre Dame............ ESPN
9 p.m. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State......... ESPN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Kentucky at Mississippi ............. ESPN
7:30 p.m. Boston College at Maryland ......... ESPN2
9 p.m. Purdue at Wisconsin................ ESPN


9:30 a.m.
4 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
10 p.m.


GOLF
SUNDAY
EuroPGA Qatar Masters. ........... GOLF
PGA Bob Hope Chrysler Classic...... GOLF
PGA Mitsubishi Championship'....... GOLF
PGA Bob Hope Chrysler Classic ...... GOLF


HocKEY
MONDAY
12 p.m. AHL All-Star Skills Competition ......... SUN
TUESDAY
11 a.m. AHL All-Star Game.................. SUN


NBA
SUNDAY


1 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.


Dallas at Boston .................... ESPN
San Antonio at L.A. Lakers .......... ESPN
Houston at Detroit ............... ESPN


NHL
TUESDAY
7:30p.m. Montreal at Tampa Bay. ......... .. SUN


TENNIS
SUNDAY
12 p.m. Australian Open, Day 7............. ESPN2
9 p.m. Australian Open, Round of 16 ........ ESPN2
MONDAY
3 p.m. Australian Open, Round of 16 ........ ESPN2
.9:30 p.m. Australian Open, Quarterfinals ....... ESPN2
TUESDAY
3 p.m. Australian Open, Quarterfinals ....... ESPN2
9:30 p.m. Australian Open;, Quarterfinals ....... ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Thursday's Games
No games scheduled
Friday's Games
No games scheduled
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Sunday's Game
All-Star Game at Montreal, 6 p.m.


Saturday's Games
No. 2 Duke vs. Maryland, late
No. 3 Connecticut at No. 19 Notre
Dame, late
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Baylor, late
No. 11 Marquette vs. DePaul, late
No. 13 UCLA at Washington, late
-No. 14 Texas vs. Texas A&M, late
No. 15 Xavier at LSU, late
No. 16 Butler vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
late
.No. 20 Villanova at South Florida, late
No. 22 Memphis at Tennessee, late
No. 23 Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount,
late
No. 25 illinois vs. Wisconsin, late
Sunday's Games
No. 4 Pittsburgh at West Virginia, 4
p.m.
No. 7 Michigan State at Ohio State,
3:45 p.m.
No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Louisville,
Noon
No. 10 Clemson vs. Georgia Tech, 7:45
p.m.
No. 12 Georgetown at Seton Hall, 2
p.m.
No. 21 Minnesota at Indiana, Noon
No. 24 Florida at Vanderbilt, 1:30 p.m.


WOMEN'S TOP 25 FARED
Friday
No. 1 Connecticut (18-0) did not play.
Next: at Cincinnati, Saturday, late.
No. 2 North Carolina.(17-2) did not
play. Next: at No. 12 Maryland, Sunday.
No. 3 Oklahoma (15-2) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 14 Texas,,Sunday.
No. 4 Duke (16-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Georgia Tech, Sunday.
No. 5 Baylor (16-1) did hot play. Next:
at Texas Tech, Saturday, late.
No. 6 Auburn (19-0) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 10 Tennessee, Sunday.
No. 7 Louisville (19-1) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 10 Tennessee, Sunday.
No. 8 California (15-2) did not play.
Next: at Oregon, Saturday, late.
No. 9 Texas A&M (14-3) did not play.
Next: at No. 24 Oklahoma State,
Saturday, late.
No. 10 Tennessee (15-3) did not play.
Next: at No. 6 Auburn, Sunday.
No. 11 Stanford (14-4) did not play.
Next: at Oregon State, Saturday, late.
No. 12 Maryland (15-3) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 2 North Carolina, Sunday.
No. 13 Notre Dame (15-2) did not play.
Next: at Villanova, Saturday, late.
No. 14 Texas (14-3) did not play. Next:
at No. 3 Oklahoma, Sunday.
No. 15 Florida (17-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Mississippi, Sunday.
No. 16 Virginia (15-4) lost to No. 22
Florida State 80-75. Next: at Clemson,
Monday.
No. 17 Vanderbilt (14-5) did not play.
Next: at South Carolina, Sunday.
No. 18 Kansas State (16-1)'did not


play. Next: at Kansas, Saturday, late.
No. 19 Ohio State (15-3) did not play.
Next: at Purdue, Sunday.
No. 20 Marist (17-2) lost to Fairfield
73-65, OT. Next: at St. Peter's, Sunday.
No. 21 Rutgers (11-5) did not play.
Next: at DePaul, Saturday, late.
No. 22 Florida State (17-4) beat No. 16
Virginia 80-75. Next: vs. No. 4 Duke,
Thursday. .
No. 23 New Mexico (14-3),did not play.
Next: vs. TCU, Sunday. .
No. 24 Oklahoma State (12-4) did not
play. Next: vs. No. 9 Texas A&M,;
Saturday, late.
No. 25 Pittsburgh (13-4) did not play.
Next: at Syracuse, Saturday, late.
FRIDAY'S WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
MAJOR SCORES
EAST
Boston College 71, Clemson 51
Canisius 71, Rider 59
Fairfield 73, Marist 65, OT
lona 79, Loyola, Md. 55
Siena 64, Manhattan 55
St. Peter's 64, Niagara 46
Yale 71, Brown 37
SOUTH
Florida St. 80, Virginia 75
MIDWEST
Butler 77, Valparaiso 44
Creighton 62, N. Iowa 44
Drake 71, Bradley 51
FAR WEST
Boise St. 63, New Mexico St. 48
Fresno St.71, Hawaii 45
Louisiana Tech 67, Idaho 63, OT
Utah St. 64, San Jose St. 54


BASEBALL
National League
MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Agreed to
terms with 1B Prince Fielder on a two-
year contract.
NEW YORK METS-Agreed to terms
with OF Cory Sullivan on a one-year
contract and RHP Freddy Garcia on a
minor league contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS-Signed F
Jawad Williams to a second 10-day
contract.
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-Named Johnny
Davis interim coach.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
DENVER BRONCOS-Named Clancy
Barone tight ends coach.
DETROIT LIONS-Named Scott
Linehan as offensive coordinator.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Fired coach
Herm Edwards.
NEW YORK GIANTS-Named Jack
Bicknell Jr. assistant offensive line
coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
PHOENIX COYOTES-Announced the
resignation of chairman and chief exec-
utive officer Jeff Shumway.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS-Assigned F
Nikolai Kulemin and D Anton Stralman
to Toronto (AHL).
COLLEGE
FLORIDA ATLANTIC-Suspended men's
basketball coach Mike Jarvis for one
game.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Sebring,Varsity 1:30 p.m., JV 3 p.m.; Boys Soccer at
DistrictToumament, Palmetto, vs. Braden River, 6 p.m.;
WEDNESDAY: Boys Soccer at DistrictToumament, Palmetto, if necessary, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY: Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Meet, Port Charlotte, 11:30 a.m.


MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Walker Academy, Avon Park Middle School, 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at McKeel Academy, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District
.Tournament, Mulberry,TBA
THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs. Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifing at Sectional
Meet, Port Charlotte, 11:30 a.m.
Lake Placid DAY:Teams and games


Sebring


MONDAY: Boys Soccer at DistrictToumament, Palmetto, vs. Booker, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Boys .Basketball at Avon Park,Varsity 1:30 p.m., JV 3 p.m.; Girls Basketball
vs. LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Boys Soccer at DistrictTournament, Palmetto, if necessary, 8 p.m.
THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at DeSoto, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Frostproof,
6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Meet, Port Charlotte, 11:30 a.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


South Ridge Soccer Club
LAKE PLACID South Ridge Soccer
Club youth program in Lake Placid is"
currently holding registration for its
spring season.
Season dates are Feb. 3-March 26.
Registration deadline is Saturday, Jan.
31, with league age ranging from 4-years
old through 8th grade age deadline is
Dec. 1.
Registration forms are available in the
schools, or you nay call Michelle or
John Merlo at 465-9477 to obtain a form
or for more information.
League sponsorships are also being
-accepted.

McFarling Memorial Golf
SEBRING The 3rd Annual Jim
McFarling Memorial Tournament will be
held Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Spring
Lake Golf Resort.
The format will be a flighted four-per-
son scramble, mandatory two drives by
each player.
There will be a 50/50 drawing, men's
and ladies closest to pin prizes; play
Hole No. 17 from 150 yards for donation
to fund; mulligans available for pur-
chase; and great raffle prizes from area
merchants.
All proceeds will benefit a scholarship
fund for junior golfers involved in the
Highlands County Sertoma Junior Golf
Tour.
Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. on
Panthef Creek.
Entry fee is $50 per person or $200
per team includes Lunch and prizes
immediately following golf.
Play in Jimmy's tourney and support
junior golf.

Texas Hold'em Tourney
AVON PARK A Texas Hold'em
Poker Tournament will be at 5 p.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 24 hosted by Pinecrest on
Lotela Golf Club..
Entry donation is $110, which includes
3,500 chips and dinner. Limited to the
first 100 players.
.Send check and registration to Boys
and Girls Club; c/o Wally Randall, 55 A
Miracle Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Also! Interested in a satellite/qualify-
ing tournament? Call Wally at 453-0240
or Bill at 381-9381.

LP. 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.
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 stu-
dents 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 fea-
ture 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 recieye finisher
medals.
Specially designed dri-fit shirts 'Will go
to Half Marathon entrants and regular
tees to 5K runners.
The Half Marathon event will benefit
the state park and is a Central Florida
Striders Running Club event.
There will be no race day registration
for the Half Marathon, but 5K runners
may register that day.
Entry for the Half Marathon is a $40
fee.
"Entry fees for the 5K Run/Walk will
be $20.
Entry forms may be obtained by email-
ing Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net
or calling him at 385-4736.
Entry information: 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.

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.

Sebring Chamber Golf Classic
SEBRING The Greater Sebring
Chamber of Commerce Annual Winter
Golf Classic is scheduled for Saturday,
Jan. 31, at Sun N' Lake Golf & Country
Club.
The tournament is a four person
scramble with 7:30 a.m. registration and
an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Teams are flighted by handicap.
,The $75.00 entry fee includes round of
golf, continental breakfast, plenty of cold
beverages and snacks on the course, buf-
fet lunch and awards following play.
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.


One lesson missed


Continued from 1D
reportedly, that the
Covenant coach called off
the full-court press.
Which, to me, is what
it's all about.
Build the half-time lead
any way you want.
Once you see the situa-
tion at that point, take it


down a notch, substitute
freely.


son of amateur athletics.
Which is what often


Don't stop playing, seems to be lost on those
don't stop competing, just defending a 100-0 score.
play accordingly at that
point.
While they should be Dan Hoehne is the Sports
taught to go all out, try Editor of the News-Sun. He
their best good sports- can be reached at
manship is also a top les- daniel.hoehne@newssun.com.


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SEBRING The
Thursday, Jan. 22, game
scores in the Sebring Senior
Softball League were quite
out of the norm.
Aluminum Discount was
the victor over Royal Palms
with a 13-10 win -
Aluminum held a 10-0 lead
until the top of the 8th.
Then it was 13-3 before
Royal Palms scored seven
more runs to make the final
score 13-10.
For the Aluminum, Larry
Solomon went 3-for-4, with a
three-run homer and James
Gilbert and Leslie Smith both
hit 3-for-4.
Royal Palms Ross
Anderson hit a triple, driving
in three RBI and Larry Lane
was credited with a double.
The Blue Jays and
Highlands Independent Bank
had a final score of 16-3.
The Bank held the Jays
scoreless for the first inning,
then the Jays broke loose.
A grand slam by Dick
Schiltz and assistance by
Russ Moody, Ed Carroll, Bob


Brooks and Jim Maynard (all
going 3-for-4) did the final
damage to the Bank.
The Silent Salesman
played Highlands Merchants
for the first time this season
and the Merchants prevailed
by the score of 19-4.
The Merchants banged out
hits at their normal pace, but
the Salesman were stymied
by the Merchant's strong
defense.
Mike Jurmu, however,
managed to go 3-for-3 for the
Salesman.
.Hitting 2-for-3 were Syd
Collins and Tom Royal.
Ken Filppula and Richard
Godfrey connected for a.
triple'each, but it was too lit-
tle, too late.
The Merchants high hitters
were Wayne Hill, going 4-for-
5 with a double plus a home
run, Kyle Saunders 3-for-4
with a triple and Bill Yeager
was 3-for-5 with a double.
Ron Lewis was 4-for-4,
Bobby Fulcher and Jose
Torres each had 3-for-5.
An unusual game was


between Highlands Ridge
and the Rebels.
The mercy rule applied
after six innings with a score
of 15-0, but the determined
Rebels refused to concede the
game.
Rebels Don Purdy went 2-
for-3 including a home run,
Tony Caristo hit 3-for-4 and
Les Reab was 3-for-3.
The bases were loaded
when two runs scored on a
fly ball, giving the Rebels
two runs for a 15-2 final.
The Ridge was said to have
smacked the heck out of the
ball, which was evident with
Curt Brown going 4-for-4
while scoring three runs and
John Bielman's 2-for-5 being
responsible for four runs.
Hitting 3-for-4 were
Walker Spence, Dennis
Berkholz and Dave Majick -
Kenney Stanek was the win-
ning pitcher.
On January 21, the cold
and very windy Tuesday
morning did not deter the
Sebring Senior Softball
League team members from


being on the playing fields.
The spectators sat bundled
up and cheered them on.
Stan Turl and his Rebels
held an 18-8 victory over
Highlands Bank.
Rebels' Tony Caristo was
the hottest hitter, going 4-for-
4 with a home run.
Jim Monroe, Jerry Mattis
and Les Reab all batted 3-for-
4 and Fred Boyd and Rollie
Carlson came up with 3-for-3
times at the plate.
Highlands Bank tried hard,
but the Rebels stayed in
front.
Their biggest feat was a
three-run homer by Bob
Burley.
The Bank Team is credited
for showing increased suc-
cess and coming up with
eight runs.
Highlands Ridge got the
upper hand over Highlands
Merchants with a 12-7 win.
The Ridge scored four runs
in the first inning, then the
Merchants were in the lead 7-
5, then 7-6.
Ridge came up with an 8-7


score and in the top of the
5th, scored four runs and the
Merchants were unable to
catch them.
Ridge's John Bielman
scored the lone run, but there
were six players having
going 2-for-4 Dennis
Berkholz. made some good
plays at third base.
The Merchants' Bill Todd
and Wayne Hill each hit a
triple and Victor Rodriquez
went 3-for-3.
The Silent Salesman and
Royal Palms bats were hot
even on the cold, windy day.
The two teams. combined
for 58 hits and 43 runs with
the Palms coming out on top
25-18.
Leading the Salesman's
attack were Richard Godfrey,
going 3-for-4 with a home
run, resulting in 5 RBI and
Mike Jurmu going 4-for-5
with a home run.
Don Cunningham was 4-
for-5 with a double and
triple.
Ray Concepcion wrapped
4-for-5 with a triple, and


Sergio Pierto connected for
three singles in four at bats.
Four other players added 2
hits each for a team effort of
27 hits for the game.
Royal Palms' Bob Weiss
was high man with a double,
plus a home run, being
responsible for six RBI.
Jim Longman and Charlie
Quinn both slugged 5-for-5,
including a double.
Mo Pier had 4-for-4,
including a triple and Ross
Anderson and Doran Quigg
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And now the the
Aluminum Discount and
Blue Jays encounter a
nine-inning tussle with
Aluminum winning, 12-10.
The score was tied 10-10
in the top of the 9th inning
when the Aluminum scored
two runs and the Jays failed
to score.
Aluminum Discount top
players were Todd Palmer,
hitting 3-for-4 with a grand
slam and David Wagner
added his home run.


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In the unlimited weight
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with 300 pounds lifted fol-
lowed by Brianna Pascher of
LaBelle taking second place.
Heather Luciano of
Sebring finished third with


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10OTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-000789
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW
HOME LOAN TRUST ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
STACY BREEGLE, ET AL.,
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: STACY BREEGLE; THERESA L. BREEGLE
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the un-
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors;
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein. .
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 4, BLOCK B, OF MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVI-


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SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 35, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33324-3920 on or before February 9, 2009
(no later than 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition flied here-
in.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this
20th day of January, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Ann Kopp
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-60403(ASCF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 25; February 1,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL'ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-001526
Division:
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
JOSE HECTOR TURI, etal,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DARLENE L. TURI
A/K/A DARLENE LOUISE TURI
812 Porsche Avenue
Sebring, FL 33872
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 276, SEBRING HILLS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 2, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THE


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RIGHT TO. USE IN COMMON WITH OTHERS
LOT 1, BLOCK L, LAKE JACKSON BOULE-
VARD SUBDIVISION, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or.
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 14th day of January, 2009.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: I/s/ Ann Kopp
As Deputy Clerk
January 25; February 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-033
NAGEEN ALI
Plaintiff(s)
Is.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on January 7th, 2009.
L. E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ SaraTurnbull
January 11, 18, 25;'February 1, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001634GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.
DBA SUNTRUST BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIA G. AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA
GARBRIELA AVELLANEDA, ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIA G. AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA
GARBRIELA AVELLANEDA
Whose residence is: 3528 CURRY ST,
SEBRING, FL 33876 .
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA G. AVEL-
LANEDA A/K/A MARIA GARBRIELA AVELLA-
NEDA
Whose residence is: 3528 CURRY ST,
SEBRING, FL 33876
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming inter-
est byr through, under or against MARIA G.
AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA GARBRIELA
AVELLANEDA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MA-
RIA G. AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA GARBRIE-
LA AVELLANEDA and all parties having, or
claiming to have any right, title or interest in
the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following descri-
bed property:
LOT 22, IN BLOCK 1, OF J.O. YOUNCE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 3528 CURRY ST, SEBRING, FL 33876
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, onf Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is .2901 Stirling
Road, 'Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before February 20, 2009, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 16th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001695GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST SERIES 2006-NC4 ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
YAHAIRA RODRIGUEZ, ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: YAHAIRA RODRIGUEZ
Whose residence is: 315 N FONDULAC
RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825


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Whose residence is: 315 N FONDULAC
RD, AVON.PARK, FL 33825
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or against YAHAIRA
RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YA-
HAIRA RODRIGUEZ and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or Interest in
the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following descri-
bed property:
LOTS 13163 AND 13164, AVON PARK
LAKES UNIT 41, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 88, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 315 N FONDULAC RD, AVON PARK,
FL 33825
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before February 20, 2009, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 16th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ SaraTurnbull
As Deputy Clerk
January 25; February 1, 2009




Subcontractors Notice of Bid Request
Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals/Bids
For Construction of
Gulf Elementary School
Enolneerina Renovations
Lodge Construction, Inc. the Construction
Manager for the named project will be accept-
ing bids for the work related to bid package
scope for the project known as Gulf Elemen-
tary School Engineerino Renovations. The
project is located in Cape Coral, Lee County,
Florida.
Approx Overall Project Budget 3.5 Million Dol-
lars.
Interested bidders should contact Lodge Con-
struction, Inc., 2161 McGregor Blvd. Unit A,
Ft, Myers; FL 33901, Phone: 239-332-4371
Fax: 239-332-0218, Doug Masch, Superin-
tendent.
Owner.
Lee County School District
Lee County, FL
Pre-Bid meeting: To be held at the offices of
Lodge Construction, Inc. on February 11,
2009 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Space is limit-
ed, please contact Lodge to attend. Bidders
are advised that attendance at one. of these
two meetings Is strongly encouraged.
Bids will be received at the office of Lodge
Construction, Inc. on the following date and
time:
February 19,2009 @5:00 P.M.
Bid Documents
Bid Documents for all bid packages will be
ready for release on January 28, 2009 after
2:00 pm. To arrange for pick up of bid docu-
ments, contact Christipa Dorn, Administrative
Assistant at Lodge Construction, Inc. 239-
332-4371.
Scopes of Work and Bid Packages:
1 Demolition
2 Site Utility and Repair
3 Removal of Teaching Aides, Storage and
Re-setting
4 Concrete and Masonry Unit Bid
5 Relocation of Fire Extinguishers and/or
Cabinets
-6 Roof Repairs and Hatch Construction
7 Structural Steel-Misc Fabrications
8 Casework-Re-configuration and New
9 Metal Frame-Drywall-Smoke Stopping
10 Doors-Hardware Materials and Install
11 Overhead Coiling Doors
12 Stage Curtain-Removal-Cleaning-Re-in-
stall
13 Acoustical Ceilings-Insulation-Acoustical
Panels
14 Flooring
15 Storefront Removal and Replacement
16 Painting
17 Moving-Storage
18 Construction Cleaning-Progressive and Fi-
nal
19 Test and Balance Progressive and Finals
20 Fire Suppression Pre-Qualify w/Bond
21 Plumbing Pre-Qualify w/Bond
22 HVAC/Chilled Water Pre-Qualify w/Bond
23. Electrical Pre-Qualify w/Bond
24 TBD
25 TBD
26 TBD
January 28, 30; 2/1 4, 6, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-19
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCILLE E. STEWART,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LU-
CILLE E. STEWART, deceased, whose date of
death was December 8, 2008, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 262-26-6319, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which'is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870. The name and address of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
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 25,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Mickle V. Foland
309 Lark Ave.


Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
January 25; February 1, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-546
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET A. GALVIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR-
GARET A. GALVIN, deceased, whose date of
death was March 6, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which Is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The
name and address of the personal representa-
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are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the 'decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
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 25, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael Freer
15860 Wolfe Bennett Road
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Joseph A. Morrison
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 313793
4416 Florida National Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813
Telephone: (863) 644-3399
Fax: (863) 644-2921
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-24
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SYLVIA M. GRETZON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SYLVIA
M. GRETZON, deceased, whose date of death
was November 22, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number is 398-16-0329, Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
whlch is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870. The name and address of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
* ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
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
id January 25, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Samuel Gretzdp
2.767 Oakwood Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 07-869
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public
corporation of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,.
vs.
LARA GROUP,'LLC, a Florida Limited Liability
Company, its successors and assigns;
CESAR A. ZAMORA VIELMA and MARIA
ANGELINA CABRERA DE ZAMORA, His Wife,
if alive and if not, their unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, o, other
parties claiming by, through, under or
against CESAR A. ZAMORA VIELMA and
MARIA ANGELINA CABRERA DE ZAMORA,
and all claimants under any of such party; and
BERTHA DUCREAU G. and CESAR AUGUSTO
DUCREANS, as Joint Tenants with Right of
Survivorship, if alive and if not, their unknown)
spouse,heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or
otherparties claiming by, through, under or
against BERTHA DUCREAU G. and CESAR
AUGUSTO DUCREANS, and all claimants
under any of such party;
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-titled cause in the Circuit Court.of High-
lands County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Highlands County, Florida, described
as:
Parcel 1: Lot 44, Block 182, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sabring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page'60,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
Parcel 2: Lot 55, Block 182, Unit 10, Sun
'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 60,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
16th day of MARCH, 2009.
SIGNED this 13th day of JANUARY, 2009:
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:' /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
January 18,25,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
.OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000028GCS
AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
REGINA S. SPRING A/K/A REGINA SPRING;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGINA S. SPRING
A/K/A REGINA SPRING, IF ANY; AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,


THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER
LAKE OWNERS'S ASSOCIATION, INC.;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANT(S)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 13, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
08000028GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at


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11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of February, 2009
the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT THIRTY-FOUR (34), OF SUNSET
POINTE ON DINNER.LAKE, A SUBDIVISION
AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,
PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER
WITH THE EASEMENTS AND APPURTENAN-
CES SHOWN UPON'SAID PLAT AND GRANT-
ED IN SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE
MASTER DECLARATION OF COVENANTS,
CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS, RECORD-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1676, PAGE
1287, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 16th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN,.P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
01-28225(FM)ALS
January 25; February 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-00289-GCS
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LLOYD COOMBS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LLOYD COOMBS; PAULETTE COOMBS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAULETTE
COOMBS; JODI ARCE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JODI ARCE;
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 13, 'BLOCK 2, MISTY LAKE ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 60,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
1465 N. Berwin Ave.
Avon Park, FL 33825
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 1f:00 AM, on Febru-
ary 3,2009. .
DATED THIS 3RD PAY OF NOVEMBER,
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 3rd day of Novemrber, 2008.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ 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
latdr 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 18, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1049-GCS
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANAIS ORIS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANAIS ORIS; ELLEN I. ORIS; AMERICAN
GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.;
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 Couhty, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 7, SOUTHSIDE
PARK -SUBDIVISION UNRECORDED, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN O.R. BOOK 394, PAGES 490 AND
491, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND LESS:
A PORTION OF LOT 5, BLOCK 7, SOUTH-
SIDE PARK SUBDIVISION UNRECORDED,
SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
28 EAST, AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 394,
PAGE 490, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
SCOMMENCE at the Northeast corner of
said Block 7; thence South along the Westerly
right of way line of Strong Avenue a distance
of 40.00 feet to a point of curvature, said
curve to the right having for its elements a ra-
dius of 313.90 feet, a central angle of 07 de-
grees 02'31" and a chord bearing of South 03
degrees 31'16" East; thence along said West-
erly right of way and curve to the left an arc
distance of 38.58 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence South 82 degrees 57'29" West a.
distance of 124.55 feet to a point on a curve;
said curve having for its elements a radius of
2814.79 feet, a central angle of 00 degrees
23'00" and a chord bearing of South 01 de-
grees 09'42" East; thence along said curve to
the left an arc distance of 18.83 feet; thence
North 78 degrees 06'20" East a distance of
127.04 feet to a .point on said Westerly right
of way line and a curve, having for its ele-
ments a radius of 313.90 feet, a central angle
of 01 degrees 27'30" and a chord bearing of
North 07 degrees 46'16" West; thence along
said Westerly right of way line and curve to
the right of an arc distance of 7.99 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A
1308 Strong Avenue
Avon Park, FL 33825
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-


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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 Febru-
ary 3,2009.
DATED THIS 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER,
2008. v
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 3rd day of November, 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.
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This ad shall serve as legal notification pricing
adjustments effective with billing statements
received on or after March 1, 2009, for Con-
cast customers in Charlotte, Pqlk, Highlands,
Hardee and Desoto Counties. You have the
right to file a complaint with your local fran-
chise authority within. 90 days of receipt of the
statement reflecting the price changes. Please
refer to your Comcast bill for the address and
telephone number of your local franchise au-
thority-or call Comcast at 1-800-COMCAST.
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March 1, 2009 for Charlotte, Polk,: High-
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January 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-333-GCS
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
v.
AVON PARK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY,
LLC, a Florida limited liability company;
MICHAEL D. MORDKOVICH, individually;
HUNTINGTON COLLECTION AGENCY, INC.,
a Massachusetts corporation; ANNA
RESNICK, individually; AMPORT, INC., a
Massachusetts corporation; ALEXANDER
ZELYONY, Individually; ADVANCED
TREAMENT CENTER, INC., a
Massachusetts corporation and THE NORTH
SHORE MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC., a
Massachusetts corporation, jointly and
severally,.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE ON COMPLAINT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the under-
signed, the Clerk- of the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, under and by virtue of
the Final Judgment heretofore entered on the.
3rd day of December, 2008, in that certain
cause pending in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Highlands
County, Florida, being Civil Action No. 08-333-
GCS, in which WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION ("Wachovia") is the Plaintiff
and AVON PARK DEVELOPMENT COMPANY,
LLC, a Florida limited liability company
("Avon Park"); MICHAEL D. MORDKOVICH,
individually ("Mordkovich"); -HUNTINGTON
COLLECTION AGENCY, INC., a Massachusetts
corporation ("Huntington"); AMPORT, INC., a
Massachusetts corporation ("Amport");
ALEXANDER ZELYONY, individually ("Zelyo-
ny"); ADVANCED TREATMENT CENTER, INC.,
a Massachusetts corporation ("Advanced")
and THE NORTH SHORE MANAGEMENT
GROUP, INC., a Massachusetts corporation
("North Shore"), jointly and severally (collec-
tively, "the Defendants"), are the Defendants,
and under and by-virtue of the terms of the
said Final Judgment will offer for sale at pub-
lic outcry to the highest and best bidder for
cash, in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement,
Highlands County Courthouse, 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870,
on the 3rd day of February, 2009, at the hour'
of 11:00 a.m. in the morning, the same being
a legal sales day and the hour a legal hour of
sale, the real and personal property situated in
Highlands County, Florida and legally descri-
bed as follows:
A Portion of Section 7, Township 33 South,
Range 28 East Highlands County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the Southwest Corner of said.
Section 7; thence North 00 degrees 06 mi-
nutes 46 seconds West along the West Line of
said Section 7 a distance of 2,181.02 feet;
thence South 89 degrees 29 minutes 24 sec-
onds East a distance of 2,472.42 feet to a
point lying on the West Boundary of Unit 44 of
Avon Park Lakes, recorded In Plat Book 5,
Page 96, Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida; thence South 41 degrees 37 minutes
25 seconds East along said West Boundary
Line a distance of 749.44 feet; thence South
48 degrees 22 minutes 35 seconds West
along said West Boundary Line a distance of
20.00 feet; thence South 41 degrees 37 mi-
nutes 25 seconds East along said West Boun-
dary Line a distance of 560.00 feet; thence
South 48 degrees 22 minutes 35 seconds
West along said West Boundary Line a dis-
tance of 155.00 feet; thence South 03 degrees
22 minutes 35 seconds.West along said West
Boundary Line a distance of 141.42 feet;
thence South 41 degrees 37 minutes 25 sec-
onds East along said West Boundary Line a
distance of 155.00 feet; thence South 48 de-
grees 22 minutes 35 seconds West along said
West Boundary Line a distance of 466.32 feet;
thence' South 41 degrees 37 minutes 25 sec-
onds East along said West Boundary Line a
distance of 115.00 feet to a point lying on the
Northwesterly right of way line of Crocus
Road and being a point of Curve to the left
having a radius of 270.00 feet, a central angle
of 48 degrees 22minutes 35 seconds and a
chord bearing of South 24 degrees 11 mi-
nutes 17 seconds West a distance of 221.26
feet; thence Southwesterly along said right of
way line and an arc distance, of 227.97 feet;
thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 00 sec-
onds West along said right of way line and arc
distance of 235.50 feet to a point lying on the
South line of Section 7; thence North 89 de-
grees 29 minutes. 24 seconds West along the
South Line of Section 7 a distance of 2,938.88
feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. .
The property aforesaid, together with all
improvements, buildings, fixtures, tenements,
hereditaments and appurtenances thereto be-
longing, or in anywise appertaining, is being
sold to satisfy Wachovia's claims under said
Judgment.
DATED this 10th day of December, 2008.
LE."Luke" Brooker


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Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
January 18, 25, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 09-74
DAVID ALAN QUIGGLE
Plaintiff
-vs-
WILLIAM H. WATERS and KAREN R.
WATERS, if alive, or if dead, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors
and all other parties claiming by, through,
or against these Defendants
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILLIAM H. WATERS
KAREN R. WATERS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block 64, SECOND, THIRD AND
FOURTH ADDITIONS TO THE TOWN OF
SEBRING, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Transcript Book, Page 7, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED Ill of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before Feb-
ruary 18, 2009, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2009.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1651
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC
HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS
COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 10th day
of February. 2009. beginning at 3:00 P.M., or
as soon thereafter as possible, in the County
Commissioners' Board Room, Highlands
County Government Center Building, 600
South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to
consider a Special Exception to allow com-
mercial activity directly serving agricultural
pursuits and limited to the service of agricul-
tural pursuits with AU (Agricultural District),
within the area described as follows: approxi-
mately 7 acres located on the Desoto County
line at the South end of Marguerite Road, and
legally described as follows: a portion of the
Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section
19, Township 36 South, Range 28 East, High-
lands County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows: commence at the
Northwest corner of said Section 19; thence
South 00 06'19" West along the West line of
said Section 19 for a distance of 2,805.00 feet
to the point of beginning; thence South 89
53'41" East for a distance of 300.00 feet;
thence North 00 06'19" East for a distance of
139 feet; thence South 89 53'41" East for a
distance of 492.54 feet; thence South 00
0619" West for a distance of 578.00 feet;
thence North 89 53'41" West for a distance
of 492.54 feet; thence North 00 06'19" East
for a distance of 359.00 feet thence North 89"
53'41" West for a distance of 300.00 feet to
the West line of the Northwest 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of Section 19; thence North
00 06'19" East along said West line for a dis-
tance of 80.00 feet to the point of beginning.
Containing 7.09 acres more or less.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervi-
sor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling or writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE fTHE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in. the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coor-
dinator at: 863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for
CART or interpreter services should be made
at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordi-
nation of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
Mr. Jim Brooks. Chairman
January 25, 30, 2009

1055 Highlands
1 County Legals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES *
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
NOTICE OF INTItRNET AUCTION
START DATE: Friday January 23, 2009 at 9:00 A.M.
END DATE: Monday February 02, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.
through 10:00 P.M.
LOCATION/WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM
Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted poli-
cies, the Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida,
has declared various Library Books as surplus and
has therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be
conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said
property.
A list of specific surplus books may be obtained from
the following locations and/or by requesting a list by
fax (863)402-6735 or email to sbutiler@hcbec.oro or
lemav@hcbcc.oram
1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803.
Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Pam Le-
may at (863)402-6528.
2) HC Govemrnment Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
2nd Foor BCC Receptionist;
Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500.
Additional Information can be obtained Monday
through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. about the
County's Internmet Auction process by contacting High-
lands County BCC's General Services / Purchasing
Department at the following numbers. (863)402-6527
or (863) 402-6528
Note: All property will be sold on an "as is, where Is"
basis.
The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items
from GovDeals' Website at anytime during the Inter-


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net bidding dates above.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
January 25, 28,30; February 1,2009
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for the fol-
lowing Annual Bids:
ITB 09-030 ADVANCED UFE SUPPORT DRUGS
NIGP CODE #269
ITS 09-031 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES MATERIALS
& HARDWARE NIGP CODE #550
ITB 09-032 BASE ROCK MATERIAL (SHELLROCK -
UMEROCK) NIGP CODE #750
ITB 09-033 BASIC UFE SUPPORT SUP-
PLIES NIGP CODE
#475
ITB 09-034 CONCRETE CULVERTS
NIGP CODE#210
ITB 09-035 DITCH CLEANING ISTOKPOGA WATER-
SHED DISTRICT NIGP CODE #912
ITB 09-036 HAND SPRAYING ISTOKPOGA WATER-
SHED DISTRICT NIGP CODE #988
ITB 09-037 HEAVY EQUIPMENT RENTAL
NIGP CODE #975
ITB 09-038 POLYETHYLENE PIPE & COUPLERS
NIGP CODE #658
Specifications may be obtained by downloading from
our website: www.hcbcc.net or by ootacting: Dan-
ielle Gilbert, CPPB, Purchasing Analyst/Highlands
County General Services/Purchasing Department
4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803
Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail:
doilbert@hcbcc.oru
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
bids. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later
than 2:00 P.M.. Thurudav. March 5. 2009. at which
time they will be opened. Bids received later than the
date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board
will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids
that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by
mail or any other type of delivery service. One or
more County Commissioners may be in attendance at
the above bid openings.
Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply
to the award of this ITB.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
Is made, will be made to the most responsive and re-
sponsible bidder whose bid and qualifIcations indicate
that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands
County. The Board reserves the right to waive Irregu-
larities in the bid. The Board of County Commission-
ers of Highlands County, Florida, does not discrimi-
nate upon the basis of any individual's disability sta-
tus. This non-discrimination policy Involves every as-
pect of the Board's functions, including one's access
to, participation, employment or treatment In its pro-
grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable ac-
commedation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator
at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TrY), or via
Florida Relay Service 711, or. by e-mail:
Jminor@hcbcc.oro Requests for CART or. Interpreter
services should be made at least 24 hours in advance
Sto permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commslsioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Websillte:www.hcKane
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2100 Help Wanted
Busy medical practice has openings
in all positions. Full-time/Part-time.
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Lake Placid, FL. 33862


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$300 per day.No Experience Required.
PT/FT. All Looks and Ages Needed.
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Up to 150$/day. Undercover shoppers
needed to judge retail and dining
establishments. Exp not req.
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Seeking Well Exp. Medical office help. Exc.
billing/collection, communication, typing,
computer skills & medical terminology are a
MUST. Fax resume to 863-471-3206 or
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TECH NEEDED
for Out Patient Surgery,
CNA preferred, but will train.
SFaxresume to: 863-471-6834


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2100 Help Wanted
Need house cleaner, once a week. 465-4237
Unit Mgr: Resp. for all aspects of unit
operation; Daily rounds, personnel, resident
care, and req. compliance. Fax 863-453-5308
or mail to Administrator, Oaks at Avon,
1010 Hwy 27 North, Avon Park, Fl. 33825.
WATER TESTING
EARN $1000 -1500 perwk
Immediate openings for this career position.
53 yr. old co. seeking outgoing enthusiastic
men & women. Full Training provided.
Don't disqualify yourselfcall Mr. Wright
863-452-0330
Wound Care Nurse
Eval, order treatments, treat, measure &
track wounds wkly, order supplies. Some
meetings & reports req'd. Exp. preferred.
Fax: 863-453-5308 Attn: DON

22 50 Schools & Instruction
FREE SEMINAR
The New Bankruptcy Law & You.
Saturday, January 31, 2009,
10:00 am -11:30 am. Seating limited.
Call 863-314-0846 for reservations.
(Non) Attorney
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast
Affordable & Accredited FREE Brochure.
Call'NOW! 1-800-532-6546 x 412
www.continentalacademv.com


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu
FACULTY POSITIONS


The fpllowing full-time faculty positions are open for the 2008-09
academic year. Requirements vary by position. Please visit our web site
for detaile~ positionh'--nourfcements and application information.
English
Master Student/College Success
Office Education
.. .. . ..... ........... ...Nursing
SFCC offers competitive salaries and benefits, including health/life
insurance, retirement and paid leave. Application review will begin
February 18, 2009 and continue until appointments are made.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I
(Highlands Campus), at any SFCC campus/center or on our web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION


Highlands County Board of
County Commissioners


3000
Financial

3050 Business
305 Opportunities
FORD 540B Industrial Tractor w/Bush
Hog. Be your own boss. Moving and I
need to sell. Call 863-465-9537
& leave a msg
WEEKLY PAYCHECK Possible From Home
Processing Our Mortgage Assistance
Postcards. References Available. No
Advertising. All Materials Provided.
No Gimmicks.
877-774-9295

3250 Loans & Savings
$$$ GET LAWSUIT CASH NOW-Oasis Legal
Finance #1. See us on TV Fastest Cash
Advances on injury cases within 24/hrs.
Owe nothing if you lose your case
APPLY FREE CALL NOW
1-866-353-9959

4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale.
FSBO- 2/1, Avon Park. Close to
Wal-Mart. Priced to sell. $49,900.
Won't last long. Call for details.
863-655-4000. Private.
Also 3/2 avail, for sale in Fe).
^ Homes for Sale
40,6 Avon Park
Avon Park-Large home on Lake Lillian + guest
cottage. $269,900. Call 863-453-8955 or
- 863-453-0392, Plus,2 lots for sale,
Avon Park Lakes, $10,000..
NO SATURDAY CALLS!
4080 Homes for Sale
.V.. Sebring

BEAUTIFUL SUN N LAKES home- just listed!
Newly remodled through out. 2/2/1 on lovely
quiet cul-de-sac. New Kitchen, wood/tile-,
new roof, large fenced yard, screened lania.
$129k (863)385-0650
Wonderful Sebring Hills Home.
3BR/2BA, upgraded kitchen & master
bath. Home is beautiful, you must see!
Asking only $174,900. 863-382-8950.
4100 Homes for Sale
4100 Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park a
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$199,000. 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863S465-7338 after 3pm.
41 7O Lakefront Property
41 0 For Sale
AUCTION
SAT. JANUARY 31 ST
100:00 A.M.
105 HARRY LEE ROAD
LAKE PLACID
Large home on Lake Huntley
3 Bedroom/2+ Bath
5 car garage
1935 replica wood motor boat
2 Cadillacs, Household items
For Photos & Info
G6To
SCOTTAUCTIONS.COM
Bruce Scott CAI, CES
Auctioneers
239-242-7661
AB 157/AU 415
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
lOOft lakefront, lake view,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.

4300 Outof-Town Property
BUY TIMESHARE RESALES
Save 60-80% OFF RETAIL!!
BEST RESORTS & SEASONS.
Call for FREE
TIMESHARE MAGAZINE!
1-800-639-5319
www.holldayvrouoD.com/lller
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Maintenance fees to.high? Need Cash?
Sell your unused timeshare today.
No Commissions or Broker Fees.
Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com
1-877-494-8246.
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6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
2/2/1, LG yard, screened porch, near
park & tennis courts, all appl., water &
lawn care, $650 per mo., available now.
Pets ok. 863-382-2419.
2005 Fernway St., Sebring. Beautiful unfurn
duplex, 2BR1 ffitf i l-oseTTrdiallsentraf-air ..
and heat, refrig, range, washer/dryer hook-up,
large eat-in kitchen, screened porch, nice
yard, good neighborhood, tile and carpet
throughout. $575.00 per month. To move in
$875.00. No application fee. Call: (863) 446-
7274 or (863) 471-0840 to view.
Avon Park- 2br/1ba, washer & dryer connec-
tion, includes water, & garbage pickup. Dead
end street with beautiful view of lake Quiet &
safe neighborhood, small pets ok. $500/mo +
sec.Gigi @. 863-453,4914 or 863-414-2871
PLACID LAKES 2BR/2BA furnished/un-
furnished, C/H/A, new carpet/tile, W/D.
One w/carport. Seasonal/short term/
annually. 863-699-0045
Sebring-4103 Sparta Rd. Cracker Trail
Elementary area. Freshly painted 2BR/
1/BA, central air/heat. Utility with w/d,
lawn maint. icl. No pets. $560/mo, +
sec. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810.
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
SVillas & Conclos
6100 For Rent
SEBRING TOWN HOUSE/VILLA
Corner Unit 2200 SQ FT, 2BR, 2BA, 2CG,
Den. $900/mo. First, Last,
Security. 954-325-4247

Unfurmished
6200 UApartments
$500, AND $200 SECURITY MOVES YOU INI
Duplex, 2 br/1bha, 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.
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play
ground. 1st& Sec. Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
DINNERLAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861.
Hope Villas
Now Rentingi
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at
$519 plus utilities.
Applicants m ust be em ployed . . .
in Farm/Grove Labor receiving . -
Minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance
Available to Qualified Applicants.
Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications
Hope Villas, 2300 Hope Circle
Sebring- call 863-382-3144
(TDD 1-800-955-8771)
Mon Fri, 9:00 5:00
Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
SEBRING- 3BR/2BA double-wide on
1/4 acre, new roof, new inside
paint, carpet, vinyl, like new
appliances, $74,900.
Call 863-446-2093.
SELECTION of I & 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

5 5 Mobile Homes
5' 5| JFor Rent
LORIDA-2BR/1 BA single wide mobile
home. W/D hookup, central AC/Heat.
$500/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. Pet &
child ok. 863-655-3614, Iv message.


HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL


THAT IS UNDER $500?


We will run it free!


Either mail to


or drop it off at our office


2227 US 27 S.


Sebring, FL. 33870


NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!


Classified ads
get fast results


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6200 "umi.s
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the
hill, turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822
*** 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
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
Call386-503-8953

6250FunMhed Houses
LAKE PLACID GOLF RENTAL. New home on
15th fee of Placid Lakes Country Club,
3BR/2BA. No sImoking, no pets. $1800/mo.
or $1000/week., utilities incl. Call Pam @
757-574-5177 or lsouareolace@cox.net
SEB- 3BR/1BA, washer & dryer.
1437 Stenewahee Ave. New paint, new
carpet. $850/mo., 1st, last & sec.
Call 954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883
or 954-547-2279


6300 -f Houses
SEBRING AREA
3BR /1.5BA, $550/mo.
2BR/1BA Duplex, $450/mo.
CALL 863-655-3504
SEBRING HILLS- 3/2/1, screen porch.
Appliances included. Great condition.
1 year lease, No pets or smo _e...
$725/mo + sec. Call 863-386-0868

U PICK

YOUR PYMT
No Credit Check!! RENT 2 OWN.
New construction
Leisure Lakes 3/2/2.
239-898-1108

6400
Historic Downtown Sabring. Close to Sebring
Races. Furnished room in private home for
rent: All util. included + cable. Perfect for
single/ retired couple. No smoking, drinking
in home. Small pets ok w/dep. Contract req.
$550/mo. + $300 dep. Call 863-471-6976.
6600A Business & Offices
6600 ForRent
DOWNTOWN SEBRING- High rent draining -
your bottom line? Office Space as low as
$299 Per Month plus tax. 200-1400Sq ft avail-
able. A/C, Electric included. Full sized elevator,
access to conference room. Lowcost DSL
avail.(863)-385-1705 www.halnzenter.com

6650 w
Sebring- WANTED 3/2 house, w/fenced back
yard, dogs allowed. 1-2CG & screened back
porch. Price range $800-$850. Please contact
Amanda @863-214-3113.

6750 com
Lorida 800 to 7380sf. Zoned B-3. Has
loading ramp & dock. Move-in special.
Lease or buy. Property avail, as needed.
Call for details: 954-547-2279 or
954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883

7000
Merchandise

7020 Auctions
AUCTION
SAT. JANUARY 31 ST
10:00 A.M.
105 HARRY LEE ROAD
LAKE PLACID
Large home on Lake Huntley
3 Bedroom/2+ Bath
5 car garage
1935 replica wood motor boat
2 Cadillacs, Household items
FOr Photos & Info
Go To
SCOTTAUCTIONS.COM
Bruce Scott CAI, CES
Auctioneer
239-242-7661
AB 157/AU 415


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


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www.newssun.com News-Sun Sunday, January 25, 2009


7140 Computers & Supplies
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
It's Yours NOW! 1-800-640-0656
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops
BAD or NO Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours NOW 1-800-932-3721

7180 iture
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
'sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes& across from
Home Depot__


7310 Bargain Buys
Easy cut Huskee.riding lawnmower, 14.5hp,
38" cut, Briggs & Stratton, in great shape.
$400. Call 863-382-4269.
FIREWOOD SPLIT, SEASONED, HARD
WOOD, $5 A BUNDLE OR $100 FACE CORD.
DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 863-465-1161
Florida wood wicker table w/4 chairs, leather
bound. $60. 1 table 4/chairs Roi-Tan, padded
seats. $40. Call 863-464-0531.
Personal Home Spa (electric) Whirpool. For
use in bathtub. $45. Call 863-699-1911.
Solid wood colonial table w/4 chairs,
$100 OBO. Slot maching, great sound effects,
$75 080. Call 863-381-3103.
Thomas moped, 84, excellent condition. $200.
Pair of congas, $250. Call 863-214-8880.
Treadmill, Weslo Cadence 55. Like new. $100.
Call 863-314-9209.
Upright vac- Hoover Wind Tunnel, works
excellent. 863-402-2285.
YMCA used gymnastic equipment for
donation. Balance beams, a pommel horse,
floor pads. Good condition. Call Dave
@ 863-382-9622, weekdays 8-6PM.


7320 Garage & Yard Sales
SEBRING MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE
@ 4060 Commercial Dr., behind Blue Lagoon.
Fri-Sat. Jan. 30th & 31st. 8:30AM to 2PM.
Furniture, electronics, nick nacks, clothing
and alot of nice stuff.
VILLAGE YARD SALE
SAT. JAN. 31ST
8AM- NOON
RAIN DATE FEB. 7TH
MARANATHA VILLAGE
Arbuckle Creek Rd.

7520 Pets & Supplies
Free puppies to good home. Pitbull/shepherd
mix, 8 wks old. Call 863-655-6877, please
leave message.
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
Search the News-Sun Classifieds every
Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.


7520 Pet & Supplie

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.


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
2000 FIBERGLASS BOAT TRI-HULL
14ft w/string wheel. 35hp evenrude motor.
Tilt trailer. Good, deep, wide, roomy,
stable boat. All in good cond. $1600.
Call 863-465-2364 or 863-699-0307.


9000
Transportation

9 100 Motorcycles & ATVs
2005 Yamaha Raptor 660 ATV, exc.
condition. Used very little, like new!
$3500 OBO. Call 863-243-4614.
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, MC or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.
WANT NEW FURNITURE?
Need to sell the old
furniture first?
Call News-Sun classifieds,
385-6155..
Then shop till you drop!


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9400 Automotive Wanted
CASH FOR CARS!
863-414-1738
DONATE YOUR CAR...To the Cancer Fund
of America. Help Those Suffering With
Cancer Today. Free Towing and Tax
Deductible. 1-800-835-9372
www.cfoa.ore

9450 Automotive for Sale
1990 Olds Cutless Supreme. White,
6 cyl., 4 door. 61,800 miles. $1100
OBO. Call 863-382-6741
1999 BUICK CENTURY 4 DOOR SEDAN
Gold,131,000 miles.
AM/FM/Cassette/CD.
One owner. $2400. Call:
863-382-8532 or 863-414-5168.
DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY?
Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun
classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow!
385-6155


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


7260 Musical er
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. ThanksI!!!!

7300 Miscellaneous
7300 *'-
.$$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOWIII
As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging?
Need $500-$500,000++ within 24/hrs after
approval? Compare our lower rates.
APPLY NOW 1-866-386-3692
** ALL Satellite Systems are not the same.
Programming starting under $20 per month,
HDTV programming under $10 per month and
FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers.
CALL NOW 1-800-799-4935
A NEW COMPUTER NOWIII!
Brand Name Laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours NOW 1-800-804-7475
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if "
qualified Housing Available. CALL
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888) 349-5387
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,
S*Computers,*Criminal Justice: Job
placement assistance. Computer available.
-. Financial aid if qualified.
Call 800-510-0784
www.Centuraohline.Cbm
DIRECT FREE 4 Room System!
265+ Channels! Starts $29.991
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
... :. t130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costsl
Local Installers!
F 1-800-973-9044
FREE DIRECTV 4 Room System!
265+ Channels!' Start $29.991..
FREE HBO, Showtirtie, Starzl
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HDI No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers! 1-800-620-0058
MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC
NASA VISCO MATTRESSES
WHOLESALE! T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399
K-$499 ADJUSTABLES $799
FREE.DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY
90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP
1-800-287-5337
WWW.MATTRESDR.COM
Reach over 30 million homes with one
buy. Advertise in NANI for only $2,795
per week! For Information, visit
www.nanlnetwork.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS
All sizes welcome. Steel prices are down!
Will help with design.
Additional discounts available.
www.grevlensteel.com
1-866-802-8573

7 1Bargain Buys
7310
(2) door Inserts 311/2 X 39 1/2, $15 each.
Call 863-382-4263
(6) screen room windows, white/bronze
vinyl. Size 45 X 65, good shape. $25 OBO.
Call 863-382-4263.
14' ALUMINUM BOAT, $150.
CALL 863-385-0662
16" Dell laptop W/XP;$150. Also low profile
topper for step side F150, white, great cond.,
$150. Call 863-402-0400, leave message.
Messages will be.returned.
90 sq ft of marsel gold vien mirror wall tiles,
new, $185. Call 863-699-0390.
Antique oval standing mirror, $125. Call 863-
699-0390.
Day bed w/trundle & w/mattresses, like new
condition, $250. Call 863-699-0390.
Dinette set w/3 bar stools. Glass top table w/4
chairs. $500 OBO. Call 863-453-4161.

HAVE
SOMETHING
TO SELL
THAT IS UNDER
$500?
We will run it free!
Either mail to
or drop it off at
our office
2227 US 27 S.
Sebring, FL.
33870
NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE!


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2007 Ford Taurus



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2008 Lincoln Town Car


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863-404-4240


2007 Toyota Prius



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2006 Toyota Corolla


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2007 Toyota RAV 4


2005 Ford Freestar


2006 Toyota Prius


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863-402-4220


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2008 Chevy Impala


$16,557 14,998
2006 Mercury Milan 2008 Chevy HHR



$13,566 $13,995


2006 Kia Sportage 4WD V6


2008 Dodge Grand Caravan


2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited


2002 Dodge Intrepid


2004 Chevy Venture


2008 Chevy Malibu


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2007 Chevy Silverado HD 2500 4xA


2005 Chevy Impala


S12,997
2006 Chevy Cobalt


2004Chevy Siverdo 1500 Crew Cab


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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Conv.



$11,995
2006 Chevy Equinox


13,995
2006 Nissan Titan LE 4x4


2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL


2007 Saturn Sky Redline



23,995
2005 Buick Rainier


S13,995
2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4


2009 Pontiac G6


2006 Hyundai Sonata GL


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1 1,995
2003 Dodge D-150 Crew C0


2007 Chevy Malibu


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2007 Toyota Corolla


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