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Publication Date: January 28, 2009
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Phyllis Mae Camp
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Martha L. Seger
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Louis E. Selph Jr.
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Obituaries, Page 5A


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Avon Park



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By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SAVON PARK The Avon
Park City Council voted to
begin the process of annexing
over 1,300 acres of land into
the city at its regular meeting
on Monday night.
According to a statement
made by Councilman Joe
Wright, the annexation would
almost double the current
size of City of Charm.
Jennifer Codo-Salisbury of
The Central Florida Regional
Planning Commission gave
her blessings to.the transmit-
tals with few reservations.
"You have the water,
sewage, and other utilities
capacity for the growth, and
now that you have your EAR
(Evaluation and Appraisal
Report) done, we can move
forward," Codo-Salisbury
said.
The EAR is a part of a
city's comprehensive plan
and the original proposals for
the development were sub-
mitted in 2006, but Avon
Park was not in a position to
encourage larger develop-
ments until the city had
brought its EAR up to date.
The largest proposed
annexation, requested by Ben
Hill Griffin Inc., includes
slightly more than 1,231
Continued on page 8A


Avon Park council airs out
concerns over CRA

PAGE 2A


The proposeddevelopment of the Shop 16 area includes single family homes
(yellow) town houses (peach), multi-family homes (brown) and retail space
(pink). Lake Byrd is in the top-right corner of the map. Residents who already
live on the lake are concerned about the development's affect on the lake.

Lake Byrd homeowners

concerned over lake access


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Homeowners from
the Lake Byrd area were on hand to
voice their concern over the Shop 16
Property development that would add
the potential for 4,011 housing units,
and would extend across West Stryker
Road to the north right up to Lake
Byrd.
Presented with petitions from the 16
homeowners, city council was asked to


re-instate the seven lots excluded from
the current annexation request, and to
restrict the usage of those lots limiting
lake access.
"Our major concern is the overall
health of the lake. We are concerned
about preserving the quality of the
small lake," said homeowner Dr. Tom
Tworoger.
"There is a lot of hard work that goes
Continued on page 8A


Streaks win
thriller

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size through annexation


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90/Number 121 50 cents


Top aviation

photographer

dies in plane

crash at SRA

Pilot seriously'.
injured in Sunday
takeoff accident .
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com .*
SEBRING The Highlanwi
County Sheriff Office responded to'a
fatal plane crash early Sunday morrd-
ing at the Sebring Regional Airport.-:
According to Lt. Tim Lethbridge,
officers were dispatched at 7:45 a.i4
to investigate the
crash of a single
engine Remos Light
Sport plane which
came down during
takeoff.
Witnesses reported
that the plane, flown
by Mike Kostelac of Fletcher
Virginia, left the
ground, immediately turned up on its&
side, and hit the tarmac. area at the.
south end of the airfield.
Kostelac was airlifted to Tampa
General Hospital in critical condition,
and the passenger Steven Fletcher, a
citizen of the United Kingdom
according to Lt. Lethbridge, was
killed in the crash.
Kostelac's condition was upgraded
to fair by Tuesday afternoon. ;

Continued on page 7A


RBoys and Girls

Club to charge

monthly fees
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING The economy contin-
ues to impact the most needy, the
effects trickling down to the Boys and
Girls Club of Highlands County.
The local club that previously!
charged a nominal $10 fee annually is
going to up its membership fee to $25
per child per month,
equating to $300 per
year.
Even at $300 a
year, with an annual
budget of $240,000 to
serve about 400 chil-
dren, this is only half
of what the program Randall
costs.
"We are awfully tight going into
May, and April 30 isn't the time to do
something about that," said Wally
Randall, executive director of the
local club. "If we keep doing what We
are doing we will get further and fur-
ther behind and that wouldn't be fair
Continued on page 8A


Fair organizers still

optimistic about success

Concerned about livestock auction


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING Despite an
ominous forecast it is sup-
posed to be cold and wet
Thursday, the day agriculture
students auction off the live-
stock they raised county
fair organizers are optimistic
about this year's event.
"We're at last year's
(attendance) level, maybe
better," said Skip Adams,
president of the Highlands
County Fair Association.
The fair opened Friday and
will run through Sunday.
Adams was disappointed
with a low turnout Monday,


but thought it might have to
do with the scheduling
changes made regarding the
various beauty pageants.
Unlike the past, this year
the pageants opened the fair,
with the Junior Miss
Highlands County Pageant
taking place the first night.
The Miss Highlands
County Pageant took place
Sunday night.
Adams was thrilled, how-
ever, with the success t)f the
inaugural Little Miss
Highlands County Pageant,
for girls from 8-11. There
Continued on page 7A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
The 72nd Annual Highlands County Fair had a slow start Friday evening during opening
night at Firemen's Field in Sebring.


The three areas the City of Avon Park is eyeing for
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Survey

reaching

out to

homeless
By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK
Thirty-five volunteers are
fanning out in Highlands
County this week, look-
ing for individuals and
families who are home-
less.
This is the fifth such
annual survey, said
Richard Reinhardt, who
is the executive director
of the Highlands County
Coalition for the
Homeless, the agency
charged with administer-
ing the survey.
Reinhardt said the
coalition was trying to
reach out to families or
people who have lost
their homes and have
moved in with other fam-
ily members or friends.
This is a much more
difficult population to
track, Reinhardt said,
than the stereotypical
homeless the tran-
sients or street people.
After five years of
research, he' explained,
the coalition had a good
idea of the what, who and
where of the transient
population.
,But this development
where families are
priced out of their homes,
or lose the sustaining job
arqd end up seemingly
inyisible, living with rela-
tives or friends, even
harder to reach is a
relatively new one, a by- '
product of the economy.'
'We need to .find';
ev ryone who is home-
les," he said, "and sur-
vey them to gather the
data e need to best bal-
Continued on page 8A



Parking a

problem,

for planned

P theater
By CHRISTOPHER.
S TUFFLEY .. :;
c ristopher.tuffley@n wssun .om
LAKE PLACID
Dennis Mann, Aho., ons";i'
and operates' .n i'S s
Clewiston Theater bufiii 's
irn town, hopes to open a,;
:tvWo-screeih theater here.
The business would be
called the Hometown
STheater.
,. Mann's vision is one of
an elegant, cozy venue With
comfortable, ritzy seats
In addition to the theater
thbre would be a restaurant
specializing in steaks and
chops.
'Mann said Monday he
has high hopes, but that
parking at the preferred
location on Tower Street
behind Seacoast Bank -
is an issue, especially with
tv o theaters and a 60-seat
restaurant to be .accommo-
dated :
iMayor ThomasKatsanis
is :enthusiastic ,about the
id-da 6f a movie theater
c cninig to town, especially
asrit 5tas been a generation
Or 50 years since Lake
Placid had a movie theater.
"It's a great idea;,"
SKatsanis said. "I'll do
whatever I can. Everyone
on the town council is 100
percent behind the idea, the'


o0ly problem is the parking
issue."
Mali Chamness, mayor
of, Clewiston, thinks
enough of Mann as a busi-
nessman to have sent a let-
ter in support of his plan
and praising his ability to
the city.
Mann and city represen-
tatives are getting together
in early February to see if a
feasible parking solution
can be created for the
Tower Street site. Mann
said he has already had
engineers develop a retro-
fitting plan for the building
itself.


News-Sun Wednesday, January 28, 2009


News-Sun photo by Stephanie Hicks
An Acura (pictured) allegedly pulled in front of a Yamaha motorcycle Sunday at 8:18 p.m.
in Sebring, sending the two men involved in the accident to the hospital.


Two injured when motorcycle


runs into car aonUS 27


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING A motorcycle accident on
Sunday sent two men to the hospital, one
remaining in critical condition Tuesday after-
noon.
An Acura driven by Inez Ramirez Sanchez,
39, Sebring, allegedly pulled in front of the
Yamaha motorcycle driven by Jason Pearson,
28, Avon Park, at 8:18 p.m. in Sebring.
Sanchez was traveling southbound on U.S.
27 in the left turn lane for Raley Road when
he made a U-turn in front of the motorcycle,
Florida Highway Patrol officer Patrick
Roberts wrote in his accident report.


The motorcycle T-boned the Acura and
sent it sliding toward the median.
The motorcycle overturned on its left side
and slid, an estimated 45 feet with Pearson
underneath before stopping on the outside
shoulder.
Both men required medical attention.
Sanchez was sent to Highlands Regional
Medical Center with serious injuries while
Pearson was airlifted to Tampa General
Hospital in critical condition.
Sanchez was wearing a seat belt but
Roberts did not note in the report whether
Pearson was wearing a helmet.
Charges in the case are pending.


Avon Park council airs out


questions about CRA procedures


B; '|ED BAL IDGE
edxldrddge@yewstsun.com
AVON PARK -
'Volunteers and city copunil
'got the, chance toa air 'out
om qtout Avon
Park's ''6''" mntnity
Redevelopment Agency dur-
ing a workshop held on
Monday afternoon in council
chambers. '
SJefferey L. Oris, director
Sof the Communty
Developmesrt Deparitment:for
Martin 'County, was on hand
to field questions ranging
from budget concerns, to
staffing, to airport changes.
"I am here to just answer E
questions thatI can and to
help you setback on track
with your CRA,' Oris said.'
"I am here for whatever fo
yotu need me for. The statutes to
have' been achanging since so'
2002, andithas"crat e a lot pl
.of issue; RAa. cross bli
Bu
the .idmtW4 td Bu
abl
Oris hand stflar situ- ab
atiodn i:':hif;; "County, yo
which has i:ultiple CRA pr
areas and advisory commit- c
sai
tees, but just one, overall
board to make the final deci-
sions, just like Avon Park. th
"We take the iiinput from un
our advisior'y comiiittees and n
we let that ,sway our deci- of
sions. But-the CRA Board
can accept or deny any of
11 bo
those recommendations," as
thoseA as]
Oris said.. ch
"The mgin thing I always C
stresssis: If it is not on your be
plan, you cannot do it," Oris
ap
replied to questions about
funding nonprofits, the defi- tha
nitions of';facade grants. th:
"And I must stress that -you ac
have to keep your meetings thr
separate between the city pl
council and the CRA Board.
'o. me
But you can makr your'plan is
as broad based as possible," 're
added Oris.'


'All CRAs have
made rhistakes
because of the
changes. My
advice is to note
that you made a
mistake and move
on not making
that mistake
again.'


JEFFREY L. ORIS
director of Community
)vela 0at Depirtment

"If a non-profit' is king'
money, and they are ging .'
use that monel, t "
mething specific' toi our
an, like removing slum and
ght, then yolcan OK it.
it you have to 'b "
le with those dee I.N
u are not, then follow the.
described course for making
anges to your plan," Oris
id.
"It is better to go through
at process' if anyone is
comfortable than to
swer questions afterwards
why you did not follow
procedures," Oris said.
Councilman and CRA
ard member Joe Wright
ked the question about
anges in the Avon Park
RA plans and the difference
tween a public hearing and
ublic meeting.
"Let's get to the question
it started all. of this ... other
in budget changes, what
tually constitutes the
reshold of changing a CRA
in? And when is a public
seting sufficient and when
a public hearing
quired?" Wright asked,,,


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Clarrisa Williams, Publisher
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"OK, I am going to start
with my number one state-
ment, I am not an attorney,"
Oris joked to Wright's ques-
tion.
"So I cannot advise you on
if you were doing something
wrong, but I can tell you that
if you want to make changes.
to your plan, you need to fol-
Slow the process outlined in
statutee" Oris said.
"Step one is for the CRA
'Board to initiate a plan
change recommended by an
advisory board or staff. Step


two is to send those changes
to your Planning and Zoning
Board to make sure that they
aire consistent with your
comprehensive plan. Step
three is for the CRA Board to
approve those changes," Oris
said.
Wright's question outlined
the city's confusion over not

Continued on page 8A


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Man shot in foot atl

wedding reception

News-Sun staff report arrested for carrying a con.
LAKE PLACID A cealed weapon and taken tq
Lake Placid man was shot the Highlands County Jail.:
in the right foot after During an interview' a{
reportedly crashing a wed- the county jail,. Oliverosi
ding reception in Lake Alvarez, who was reported"
Placid on Saturday. ly under the influence of
According to Highlands alcohol, allegedly, told
County Sheriff's Office deputies that he was trying
reports, the large reception to run off four uninvited
was being held at guests from ths
the home of 42- reception after they
year-old Francisco began making trou-
Oliveros-Alvarez at ble. Oliverosi
207 St. Lucie Street. Alvarez told
Sometime after 10 deputies that the
p.m., deputies say, a four were "prof
disturbance at the Alvarez claimed gang memf
party led to the bers," the report
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shooting ofi 2-year-olu
Jose Moreno.
When deputies arrived at
the scene, they reported
that Oliveros-Alvarez
walked out into the road-
way in front of his resi-
dence and was taken into
custody. He was searched,
and a five-shot .22-caliber
pistol was found in his
pocket. The gun contained
four live rounds in the mag-
azine and one spent round
in the chamber. He was


saa.
During the confrontation;
Oliveros-Alvarez told
deputies he pulled out his
pistol and fired one round
into the ground. He said hi
wasn't aware that the shot
had hit anyone.
Oliveros-Alvarez was
also charged with aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly
weapon and using a firearm
under the influence of alcoa
hol. He was being held
Monday on $6,250 bail.


New Miss Highlands County


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEI
StephanyJohnson is crowned Miss Highlands.unty
Saturday night at the Highlands County ai.Hete she is;
being crowned by Celeste.Breylinger, who-was named
Miss Junior Highlands County Friday night, Johnson is i
senti oat Lake Placid High School and plans on becom-
ing a dental ygienist.
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'Bouquets for those
,who helped with
luncheon
'Editor:
I would like to "thank"
'Donna Dewberry, who gave
0of her time and talents to
come to Highlands County
'and help raise money for the
'Maria Dewberry Children's,
Foundation. Donna and Marc
Dewberry donated the pro-
ceeds to the Sebring Elks
Lodge for the Harry-Anna
Fund to help send underpriv-
ileged children to camp and
the physical therapy pro-
gram.
Thank you also goes to
our local merchants who, in
These hard economic times,
Provided door prizes and
items for our silent auction
table: Michael's, The Golden
,,Pineapple, Lakeview
Restaurant, Barney's, Andy
and Diane Mish of Sebring,
the Sandwich Depot, Hotel
JacAranda, Judy Nicewicz,
Lois'Trainor, and Margie
Pollard of Avon Park. Also
donations from the One
Stroke Certified Instructors
from Palm Coast, Diane
Foreman, Diane Franklin,
Cindy Markowski, St.
Augustine, Elaine Barchi,
Bradenton, Vicki Alley,
Deanna Spence of
Frostproof, Elaine Carden,
and Judy Nicewicz of Avon
Park.
Bruline Bikar, general


TODAY'S LETTERS


manager of the Golden
Pineapple, helped with the
ticket sales this year by mak-
ing them available for sale in
the evenings at the Golden
Pineapple downtown
Sebring.
Joe Bryant and his staff at
the Elks Lodge served a
delicious lunch and Eddie
did a terrific job with setting
up the room for us.
I would like to thank my
students Pat Geller, Margie
Pollard, Andy Mish, Ralph
and Sharon Erwin, and
Corlan Young who helped
out wherever needed. They
are always willing to help
many causes throughout the
year. Andy and Diane Mish,
Ralph and Sharon Erwin,
Margie Pollard,Cathy
Carlson, Becky Osbeck came
to my home on Sunday,.
Nov. 2 and painted 55 orna-
ments to go to veterans for
Christmas. I appreciate their
service to the community.
: Judy Nicewicz
Sebring

So many help with
Food and Toy Run
Editor:
I would like to express my
gratitude to the many motor-
cyclists and others who par-
ticipated in the ninth annual
Lake Placid Food and Toy
Run. This toy run has con-
tinued to grow each year
with the support of the biker
community. The bikers in


Highlands County are
always ready to: support a
good cause and pull together
to make it successful. I
thank each club, group and
organization that pitched in
and made this run very spe-
cial. It was amazing to see
the number of motorcyclists
who traveled many miles to
be a part of good people
doing good things, for those
in need during the holidays.
I would like to thank the
following people: Pastor
Greg Ratliff and First
Christian Church of Avon
Park, Bishop Major Callahan
and Action Revival Family
Worship Center, Pastor W.C.
Holden and New Life
Assembly Church, Pastor
Paul Wilson and Turning
Point Baptist Church, Dennis
Kellner and Warrens Auto
Sales, Rodney Davis and
River Greens Golf Course,
Lieutenant Jess Pervis and
Deputies of Highlands
County Sheriff's Office,
Avon Park, Sebring and
Lake Placid Police
Departments and the News-
Sun for their coverage of
this event.
To all those special people
I did not name, a big "thank
you" to you for making this
event happen. See you in
December 2009 for the 10th
Annual Lake Placid Food
and Toy Run.
Tony Ballard
Avon Park


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Tallahassee Democrat, on a
$125,000 grant for social
group to conduct a study to
evaluate the retention of col-I
lege graduates:
In Florida's Legislature,
cutting spending is considered
the way to go just now,
though also in Florida and all
other states there is a political
yearning to be rescued by
more federal government
spending.
University of Florida eco-
nomics professor David
Derislow, one of the authors
of "Tough Choices," a public
policy report from the LeRoy
Collins Institute, speculates
that, for every $1 billion in
budget cuts, the loss to the
overall economy is $1.5 bil-
lion.
The cuts mean layoffs,
fewer state' contracts, less
consumer spending and fewer
tax collections. The reverse
has a multiplying effect, cre-
ating more jobs and spending
and tax collections that can
help lift an economy out of
recession.
Just now, given the yin and
yang of state political leaders
when it comes to investment
spending, our community is
fortunate to be the beneficiary
of a private foundation that,
free of most political rhetoric,
continues to invest in our
tomorrow.
Again last week, the John
S. and James L. Knight
Foundation announced it .was
investing in. our community.
This time, it's by giving a
$125,000 grant to Leadership
Tallahassee to produce and
market a study evaluating the
retention of college graduates
in the Tallahassee area.
For years, there has been
speculation about how our
economy is negatively affect-
ed when, semester after
semester, our newly educated
academic stars leave town and.
often the state, which has paid
for a large part of their educa-
tion.
"This study is an important
component of Knight's efforts
in Tallahassee to find ways to
create the sense of place that
will attract and retain young
professionals," said Mike
Pate, director of the Knight
Foundation's Tallahassee pro-
gram.
Mr. Pate said he anticipates
the study will help groups,
plan And implement pro-
grams,e economic develop-
ment and public policy deci-
sions regarding this up-and-
coming demographic.
The amount of money isn't
huge, but the unambiguous
statement that spending on
projects and programsthat
will create a more resourceful
and vibrant tomorrow, not a
more skeptical'and frightened
one, is critically important,
and much appreciated here.

On the Net: http://www.talla-
hassee. com/article/20090120/
OPINION01/901200308
/1006/OPINION



The Daytona Beach News-
Journal, on how manatees'
habitat should be protected:
When the Florida manatee
was declared endangered in
1976, the state's human popu-
lation was about 8.7 million.
Now it's approaching 19 mil-
lion. More people means
more boats on the water, more
pollution, more distress to the
aquatic grasses that provide
manatees their main source of
nutrition.
But the years have brought
about other changes.
Scientists know more about
the key threats to manatee
survival, how they travel and
what they need to thrive. Yet
the federal government has
failed to update rules protect-
ing critical manatee habitat.


Submissions
To submit a letter to the editor, send it to 2227
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; fax it to 385-
1954; or e-mail, editor@newssun.com.


www.newssun.com


Four key environmental
groups, including the Save the
Manatee Club, petitioned the
federal government in
December to update the list of
critical habitat something
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service has also said is need-
ed. That request should be
granted.
Adding key waterways to
the manatee's critical habitat
list won't stop development
on those canals, streams and
rivers. But it will require fed-
eral authorities to consider
whether additional marinas or
other waterfront development
will impact manatees.
That consideration could
have forced modifications to a
128-slip marina' project
recently approved on the
Orange River. The project is
located in Lee County, which
led the state in manatee deaths
during 2008, and surveys'
have shown that manatees.
love the warm-water dis-
charge of a power plant locat-
ed on the Orange River. But
the river wasn't on the critical
habitat list, so the manatees'
well-being wasn't considered.
Boat-related deaths on that
river are likely to increase.
Most estimates put the
manatee population at around
3,000, and too many are
already dying as a result of
boat strikes. In 2008, boats
caused 90 manatee deaths
statewide, including eight in
Volusia and Flagler counties.
Habitat designation could also
help fight cold stress -
another key factor in manatee
deaths by recognizing that
manatees tend to gather in
warmer water when the
weather turns chilly.
Floridians have made it
clear they expect manatees to
be protected. A politically
motivated proposal to down-
grade the inanatee from
"endangered" to "threatened".
at the state level drew wide-
spread public protest, and
prompted Gov. Charlie Crist
to step in and defend the gen-
tle marine mammals. In recent
weeks, visitors have been
flocking to Blue Spring in
Orange City, one of the pre-
mier viewing spots for mana-
tees in cold weather.
The areas sought to be
identified as "critical" mana-
tee habitat will come as no
surprise to anyone familiar
with manatee migration and
feeding patterns in Volusia
County, a new plan would
draw specific attention to
Ponce de Leon Inlet, Spruce
Creek, Turnbull, Rose and
Strickland bays, the Halifax
and Tomoka rivers and
Strickland, Thompson and
Bulow creeks. Local residents
know these areas are heavily
used by manatees especial-
ly the Tomoka River basin,
which is a favored area for
pregnant females ready to
calve. Smooth cordgrass a
favored manatee delicacy -
grows in river areas north of
the Volusia/Flagler line, and
key feeding beds need protec-
tion as well. Local residents
might be surprised to learn
that parts of the Intracoastal
Waterway in Flagler County
aren't considered critical
manatee habitat according to
federal rules.
Florida has plenty of water-
front available for develop-
ment without putting a fragile
species at risk. And while
opponents of this proposal are
already painting the request
for new habitat designation as
a manatee-vs.-human issue,
federal officials shouldn't be
swayed. The requested habitat
changes are based on science
and common sense and
they are necessary to protect a
species beloved by Floridians.

On the Net: http://www.news-
journalonline. com/NewsJourna
lOnline/Opinion/Editorials/op
nOPN34012009.htm















Heartland Christian
hosts flea market
SEBRING Heartland
Christian School will host a
flea market and craft sale
from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday at 1160 Persimmon
Ave. It will be held inside
HCS gymnasium rain or
shine. Outside space is avail-
able for $10 per table; limit-
ed space available. Ten per-
cent of the sales will go to
Parent Teacher Fellowship.
Sponsored by Heartland
Christian School. Call the
school with any questions at
385-3850.

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

Sebring Elks host
Wacky Wednesday
SEBRING Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
Wacky Wednesday today.
The group will serve a
spaghetti supper for $6.
Special drink prices will be
available. Live music from'
4:30-7:30 p.m. provided by
Frank E.

Red Cross plans
annual garage sale
-SEBRING The,
Highlands County Red Cross
would like to let everyone
know about the annual
garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. The
organization is accepting
donations that can be
dropped off at the Red Cross
office or at Frames &
Images, or contact the Red
Cross office at 386-4440 to
arrange pickup of items.

Sebring Friends of
the Library plan
annual meeting
SEBRING The Sebring
Friends of the Library annu-
al meeting is set for noon
Monday. It will be at The
Tearoom at Sebring Lakeside
Golf Resort. All members
and guests are invited..
Reservations are required
by Thursday. Call Nan
Lyman or The Used
Bookstore at 314-0053.
Menu choices are aspara-
gus/ham supreme, medal-
lions of pork, or chicken
salad. Cost is $15 per per-
son.
Anne Reynolds, retired
educator and student of
Florida's prehistoric history,
will be the program presen-
ter. Reynolds works with
the Kissimmee Valley
Archaeological and
Historical Conservancy on
digs in Lake Placid. Her
topic will be the blueberry
site, a significant multi-cul-
tural site that includes a pre-
Columbian Belle Glade vil-
lage. Reynolds is on the
Board of Trustees at SFCC,
where she has helped the
Museum of Florida Art and
* History with displaying
Florida artifacts.
The Sebring Friends of the
Library is a volunteer organ-
ization whose focus is to
provide support to the
Sebring Public Library
through donations generated
by sales at their used book
store. Membership is open to
all those interested in sup-
porting the public library
system. Dues are $10 annu-
ally. Additional information
may be obtained at the book
store at 117 E. Center Ave.


Downtown
Merchants plan
Dessert Diva Party
LAKE PLACID The
Downtown Merchants
Association of Lake Placid
will hold a Dessert Diva
Party in the Park for Red
Hatters on Wednesday, Feb.
18. Registration is at 10 a.m.
at the Lake Placid Chamber
of Commerce. Self-guided


tours of the murals of Lake
Placid are available, as well
as visit the participating
merchants and lunch with
your red hatters at one of the
many area eateries.
Discounts on some lunches
are available.
At 2 p.m. the Red Hatters
will all gather at Stuart Park
on Interlake Boulevard in
the middle of town for a
very delicious, mostly
chocolate dessert and bever-
age party. A short program
and many lovely door prizes
will be included.
Tickets are $12 until
Monday. After that they will
be $17.

Trip planned to Hard
Rock Casino
LAKE PLACID -
Sponsored by the American
Legion Auxiliary, a
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Day Trip back to/Hollywood
is planned on Thursday, Feb.
19. Cost is $35 per person,
receive $15 free play vouch-
er and $5 meal voucher. No
refunds on bus within 48
hours of bus running.
The group will leave the
American Legion, 1490 U.S.
27 N:, at 8 a.m. and leave
the casino at 3 p.m. The
Legion will be open at 7
a.m. for coffee and dough-
nuts.
For reservations, call
Barry Schaffer at 446-2767.
after 3 p.m., 465-0494 all
day and 243-1088.

Red Hat Society
plans birthday eyent
SLAKE PLACID -- The
11th birthday of the Red Hat
Society will be celebrated on
Friday, March 6 at the Lake
Placid Elks Lodge. Tickets
are $18 and may be pur-
chased from Becky
Williams, 3 Cherrywood
Way, Lake Placid, FL 33852.

Larry Musgrave
plays at Moose lodge
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
music by Larry Musgrave
from 5-9 p.m. today.
For details, call 655-3920.

Elvis Wade plans
March 7 show
SEBRING Sun 'N Lake
Community Center in
Sebring will be the site for
the Elvis Wade Show
planned for 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 7. Dancing and table
seating will be available.
Bring your own beverages
and snacks. Cups and ice
provided.
Only $10 per person to
see this internationally
acclaimed performer.
Call 382-8296 for tickets
and reservations.

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

LP Elks plan
spaghetti dinner
LAKE PLACID A
spaghetti dinner is served by
the Lake Placid Elks Lodge
from 5:30-7 p.m. on the
fourth Wednesday of each
month for $6. The menu
includes spaghetti, meat-
balls, mini salad bar, dessert,
iced tea or coffee. Tax
included.
A BPOE board meeting is


set for 7:30 p.m.
Early bird bingo is set for
6 p.m. Thursday.

Grimsley speaks
with Republicans
SEBRING Highlands
County Republican
Executive Committee will
meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday
for dinner buffet and meet-
ing at Inn on the Lakes.
Program speaker will be


News-Sun Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Honorable Denise Grimsley.
Chairman Andy Tuck wel-
comes the citizens and com-
munity leadership of
Highlands County to come
and participate. The open
dialogue of Republican
strengths, ideas, and truths
are openly encouraged and
supported.

SBDC offers tips for
small businesses
AVON PARK The
Small Business Development
Center of the Heartland will
present a free seminar titled
"Steps To Start A Small
Business." It will be held
from 2-4 p.m. today at South
Florida Community College,
Building T.
The serlinar will be taught
by Bill McKown, certified
business analyst with the
SBDC. It is designed for
persons thinking of starting a
small business, or who have
started a business and want
to make sure they did it cor-
rectly. Licenses, marketing
and business plans are
among the items discussed.

Shriner's Night at
the DQ Grill & Chill
SEBRING The Nobles
from the Highlands Shrine
Club will be featured from
4-8 p.m. today at DQ Grill &
Chill. The store will gener-
ously share 10 percent of
their sales during these
hours. Proceeds will benefit
the Highlands Shrine Club.
There will be Shriner's
clowns and little cars from
the Christmas parades on
exhibit.:

New Dawn Singers
play at Reflections
AVON PARK The New
Dawn Singers, a traveling
group of college age per-
formers who, with split-sec-
ond costume changes, visu-
ally entertain as well as
vocally, will perform at 7
p.m. today at Reflections on
Silver Lake.
Singing and dancing, glit
tering costumes, brilliant:
lighting, superb sound sys-.
tem, humor, smiles, and a
whole lot of quality enter-
tainment appropriate for all
ages. Songs from the 1920s
to the hits of today,
Broadway spectaculars, tele-
vision themes, movie trib-
utes, and a grand Military
salute and Patriotic finale.
Tickets are just $10 and
available at Reflections,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Friday. For more
information, call 452-5037.

Legion Post hosts
karaoke by Double D
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park will serve chick-
en wings and french fries
from 4-6 p.m. today,
Karaoke by Double D will
fdllow.
For details, call 453-5553.

Sebring Hills hosts
bingo Thursday
SEBRING Sebring
Hills will host bingo
Thursday at the clubhouse.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and
snack bar opens at 4 p.m.
Bingo starts at 6 p.m. The
clubhouse is at 200 Lark
Ave. Full game packets start


at $10.
For more information, call
Gil at 314-0028.

Leisure Lakes hosts
neighborhood sale
LAKE PLACID The
neighborhood annual garage
sale will be Thursday and
Friday at the Leisure Lakes
Fire Statioon Miller Drive.
All proceeds for this sale are
divided between the Leisure
Lakes Needy Family Drive
and the firehouse. Food/bev-
erages and great bargains.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
GUIDELINES: The News-Sun
publishes announcements
about clubs and organizations
on Wednesdays on the
Celebrations page.
Photos are accepted and are
returned when accompanied by
a self-addressed stamped
envelope. Forms are available
at the News-Sun.
The submission deadline is
noon Friday to be considered
for publication in the following
Wednesday's paper.
Submit items to the News-
Sun from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
weekdays; fax to 385-2453;
send e-mail to editor@news
sun.com; or mail to News-Sun,
2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,
FL 33870. For information, call
385-6155, ext. 539.


Phyllis Camp
Phyllis Mae Camp, 82, of
Tipton, Ind. and a winter res-
ident of Avon Park, died Jan.
25, 2009. She was a home-
maker. She belonged to the
Lima Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by chil-
dren, Rhonda Mow and
Rodney Fletcher; siblings,
Rollin and Ray Hawkins,
Marylin Dixson and Pat
Morton; two grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be at 4
p.m. Friday at Young-Nichols
Funeral Home, Tipton, with
the Rev. Linda McKiernan-
Allen presiding. Visitation
will be Friday from 2-4 p.m.
Burial at Lima Cemetery in
Howe, Ind. will follow at a
later date. Memorial dona-
tions may be made jto
Parkview Lagrange Hospital,
207 N. Townline Road,
LaGrange, IN 46761.

Carmen Engelman
Carmen Engelman, 86, of
Sebring died Jan. 12, 2009.
Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
she moved to Sebring in
1985. She 'attended the'
Methodist church of Sebring
and Primera





Rivera-Brown; sisters., Ana
i gs ean a
.F z Discipulos de
Cristo de
Sebring.
She is sur-
Engelman vived by her
dau gh ters
Frainces .Cruz and. Maria
Rivera-Brown; sisters, Ana
Ferniandez and Carmencita;
14 grandchildren,' 22 great-c
grandchildren and five great-
great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were
held Jan. 15 at the E.,J.
Flippen Funeral 'Home,
Camden, N.J. and on Jan. 18
at the family home in
Collingswood, N.J.
Condolences, cards or gifts
can be sent to Moon Mother


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Peanut butter problem doesn't
affect Girl Scout Cookies


Special to the News-Sun
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
of Florida, Inc. is pleased to
announce that neither
licensed baker affiliated
with Girl Scout Cookies,
ABC Interbake and Little
Brownie Bakers, source
their peanut butter from the
supplier involved in the
current peanut butter warn-
ing.
FDA and other regulatory
agencies have indicated that
Peanut Corporation of
America (PCA) is the focus
of their investigation con-
cerning a recent salmonella
outbreak thought to be
caused by tainted peanut
butter. PCA does not supply
peanut butter used in any


variety of Girl Scout cook-
ies.
Girl Scout cookies will
be delivered to local ware-
houses for distribution on
Saturday, Feb. 7. At that
time, girls of Girl Scouts of
Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. will
participate in a direct sales
period through March 8.
(Girl Scout cookies cannot
be purchased at local ware-
houses.)
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida, Inc. is chartered by
Girl Scouts of the USA and
serves nearly 11,000 girls in
Highlands, Hardee,
Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto,
Charlotte, Lee, Glades,
Collier and Hendry coun-
ties.


Precautionary water boil in effect


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -
Placid Utility water system
customers in the Tomoka
Heights subdivision on
Beechwood Way experi-
enced an emergency water
shut-down at 10:30 a.m.
Monday to repair a four-
inch water line. Water was


restored by noon.
As a precaution, those
affected by this shiut-down
that all water used .for
drinking, cooking or brush-
ing teeth be brought to a
rolling boil for one minute.
This includes ice machines,
soda fountains:and drinking
water fountains.


at 3615 Camden Ave.
Camden, NJ 08110 or e-mail
at Moon_Mother@
comcast.net.

Julian O'Neal
Julian Henry O'Neal, 73,
of Lorida died Jan. 24, 2009.
Born in Bartow, he had been
a resident of Lorida since
1940. He was a rancher and
citrus grower in the agricul-
ture industry. He attended
Word Fellowship Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth; children, Jane
Hinote, Andy,' and Lyn Clair;
sister; Bonnie Boney; four
grandchildren, Amy Hinote,
J.D Hinote, Selena Clair-and
Couitney Clair.
The family will receive
friends from 5-7 p.m. today
at Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.
Funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m. Thursday in the
Stephenson-Nelson chapel
with the Rev. Marcus
Marshall officiating.
Interment at Basinger
Cemetery will be immediate-
ly following the service.
Donations may be made in
his. memory to Hospice of
Okeechobee, 411 S.E. 4th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34974.

Martha L. Seger
Martha L. Seger, 90, of
Sebring died Jan. 25, 2009.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa,
she had been a resident of
Sebring since 2007. She
served in nursing in a
Leprosarium, was a teacher
in a 'Bible school and also
Sworked as a nurse in her own
'dispensary, all in Nigeria as a
SIM missionary. She retired
from SIM and moved to
Sebring in 2007. She attend-
ed Sparta Road Baptist


Church-in Sebring.
She is survived by her
daughters, Grace Ann
Swanson and Karen Keegan;
son, Paul; eight grandchil-
dren and four great-grand-
children.
Funeral services will be
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3
at SIM. Chapel in Sebring
with Jerry Fawley officiating.
The family will receive
friends for one hour prior to
service time, beginning at 1
p.m. Graveside service and
interment will be held at 3:30
p.m. at ,Pinecrest Cemetery,
Sebring. Donations may, be
made in her memory to SIM,
4114 Nigeria Road, Sebring,
FL 33875. Arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Louis E. Selph Jr.
SLouis. E. Selph
SJr., 90, of Sebring
died Jan. 23,
2009'. Born in Bowling
Green, he moved to Sebring
in 1945. He served in the
U.S. Navy during World War
II. He was owner of Triangle
Hardware and founder of
Caladium World.
He is,survived by his lov-
ing wife, Bonnie M.; son,
Daniel; and daughter, Gala
Durrance; five grandchildren
and seven great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation will be from
noon to 1 p.m. today with
service at 1 p.m. at Morris
Funeral Chapel, Sebring,
with Rev. A.R. Rudy Fagan
officiating. Burial will follow
at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, Avon Park.
Memorials are requested to
Samaritan's Purse, P.O. 3000,
Boone, NC 28607.


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LOUIS E. SELPH, JR.

SELPH, JR., LOUIS E. ......age 90 of Sebring, FL died
January 23, 2009. L.E. was born in Bowling Green, FL mov-
ing to Sebring in 1945 from Plant City, FL. He married
Bonnie Murphy in Dade City, FL on May 14, 1939. L.E.
served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II. He was owner of
Triangle Hardware and founder of Caladium World. L.E. is
survived by his loving family, wife, Bonnie M. Selph; son,
Daniel Selph and wife, Pan and daughter, Gala Durrance, all
of Sebring; grandchildren, Noel Durrance and husband, David
Hillhouse, Chad Durrance and wife, Leslie, Christopher
Selph and wife, Lori, and Jennifer Hook and seven great
grandchildren. Visitation 12 noon-1 pm, Wednesday, January
28, 2009 with service at 1:00 pm, Morris Funeral Chapel with
Rev. A.R. Rudy Fagan officiating. Burial will follow at
Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park. Memorials are
requested to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. 3000, Boone, NC 28607
or International Fellowship of Christians & Jews (On Wings
of Eagles), 30 North Lasalle, St., Ste. #2600, Chicago, IL
60602. MORRIS FUNERAL CHAPEL.
Morris Funeral Chapel
307 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 (863)-385-0101


JULIAN HENRY O'NEAL
Julian Henry O'Neal, 73, of Lorida, Florida, passed away
Saturday, January 24, 2009 in Okeechobee, FL. He was born
July 30, 1935, to Julian Edward and Zora (Farrier) O'Neal in
Bartow, Florida and had been a resident of Lorida since 1940,
coming from Bartow. He was a Rancher and Citrus Grower
in the agriculture industry, was a past member of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association and Highlands County Cattlemen's
Association and a past member of the Masonic Lodge. He
attended Word Fellowship Church.
Mr. O'Neal is survived by his Wife, Elizabeth O'Neal, of
Lorida and Children, Jane (Kenny) Hinote, Lorida; Andy
O'Neal, Kaplan, Louisiana and Lyn (Jeff) Clair, St. Cloud,
FL; Sister, Bonnie Boney, Lorida, FL; Grandchildren, Amy
Hinote, J.D Hinote, Selena Clair and Courtney Clair. He was
preceded in death by his Sisters, Marie Elliott; Peggy
Howerton and Louise Waldron.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.
on Thursday, January 29, 2009 in the Stephenson-Nelson
Chapel, Rev. Marcus Marshall officiating. Interment at
Basinger Cemetery will be immediately following the service.
Donations may be made in Mr. O'Neal's memory to Hospice
of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. 4th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Arrangements entrusted to:

Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125








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SSpecial to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Highlands County Sheriff's
bOffice has several educa-
tional booths on display at
the Highlands County Fair
Grounds. The use of alcohol
ipy underage drinkers is con-
sidered a gateway drug to
:further drug use and abuse.
According to Dr. Charles
Nelson, MRE/Men,
Counselor III at Tri-County
;Human Services, "nearly
every inmate interviewed
;started their decline in life
;and subsequent criminal
behavior drinking alcohol at
:a young age."
Nelson works with Jail
Alternative to Substance
Abuse at the Highlands
County Jail.
According to Lt. Greg
Pearlman, Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, metham-
phetamine drug use has been
La problem in the county. In
addition to the static display,
an informative PowerPoint
slide show is also running
with pictures from actual
methamphetamine drug
busts.
Methamphetamine is a
man-made drug that affects
brain function. Over time, it
can change the way you
think and act. .SQ m these
changes acan causeft dis-
tress. And the changes can
disrupt life. But metham-
phetamine addiction can be


were six entries this year and Adams
said he expects the competition to
double in 2010.
"They were so cute," he said.
"They never missed a mark, and
they weren't afraid to speak up to
the microphone."
Adams is worried about one thing
- the livestock auctions.
"In talking to other fairs, we've
found out kids are having trouble


fers info about meth at fair booth


treated. If you or a loved one
has a drug problem, tell
someone you trust. That is
the first step in getting help,
officials say.
For local assistance, con-
tact Tri-County Human
Services at 452-1070. For
more information contact
Center for Substance Abuse
Treatment National Helpline
at 800-662-4357, National
Clearinghouse for Alcohol
and Drug Information at
800-729-6686, www.health
.org, or The National
Institute on Drug Abuse at
888-644-6432, www.nida.
nih.gov.

What does meth do?
Some drugs slow down
your system, but metham-
phetamine speeds it up. In
fact, methamphetamine is
often known as "speed."
Users have increased energy.
Some may go days without
food or sleep. The drug
comes in many forms that
users inject, smoke, inhale,
or eat. Methamphetamine
causes an intense rush that
may last from minutes to
hours.

What are the risks?
Methamphetamine trig-
gers your brain to release
large amounts of the chemi-
cal dopamine. This causes
feelings of extreme well
being. It may also damage


Courtesy photo
Highlands County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Mulligan explains to Drug Free Highlands
member Karen Stringfield of Heartland Workforce about various drug paraphernalia
associated with the use of the illegal and dangerous methamphetamine.


the cells that produce
dopamine. This can make it
harder to feel pleasure over
time. Using methampheta-
mine may also lead to these
problems:
Addiction. This means
you develop a strong need
for the drug. And you may
not be able to stop taking it
on your owri. A potent form
of methamphetamine known


as "ice" is even more addic-
tive.
Overdose. You may
need more and more
methamphetamine to feel
good. But taking too much
can lead to coma or death.
Exposure to HIV.
Using shared needles to
inject methamphetamine can
spread the virus that causes
AIDS.


Hallucinations (hear-
ing and seeing things that
aren't there).
Paranoia (intense feel-
ings of fear).
Violent actions.
Bleeding in the brain.
Severe dental prob-
lems.

Information obtained from the
Healthline Networks.


(to prospective buyers).'


SKIP ADAMS
Highlands County Fair Association president


(raising a high enough price) to pay
their bills," he said. "The auctions
just aren't bringing the money. I
hope these kids have sent out a lot of
letters (to prospective buyers)."
Adams also hopes people will turn


out in support of the students, all of
whom have invested a great deal
money, but more importantly, effort
in the long-term project of raising a
market level animal.
Adams 'Wanted to remind every-


through an "add-on." That means
anyone may donate any amount
toward the final price of a particular
animal.
The Cattlemen's Association is
treating contributors to a hearty
steak dinner. Just show up by 5 p.m.
Thursday, and sign up as a buyer or
someone who wants to donate an
add-on.


One killed, one injured in plane crash.


Continued from page 1A
"Everyone at Key
Publishing is today stunned
and saddened by the news
that top photographer Steve
Fletcher, who has been a
stalwart of the company for
many years, has passed away
following an air accident in
Florida at the weekend.
"The office in Stamford
(U.K.) will be' a lot less fun
without 'Storytime' around
to liven up proceedings he
will be sorely missed by all
of us and no doubt by the
world of aviation at large,"
posted Adrian Cox, manag-
ing director of Key
Publishing Ltd. on The
Aviation Forum.
Fletcher, 44, who leaves a


wife and two children, was
believed to be going up to
take pictures of another air-
plane in flight.
"He was a very popular
aviation photographer who
was very well respected,
experienced and known
throughout the world of avi-
ation," Paul Hamblin, group
editor-in-chief -of Key
Publishing, told the Rutland
and Stamford Mercury news-
paper in England.
"He had done this many
times before and knew exact-
ly what he was doing.
Everyone is stunned and
shocked and very sad as
Steve was a popular guy and
will be missed by every-
body."
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Lake Byrd homeowners concerned over development plan


Continued from page 1A
into keeping a small lake like that
clean, and we are afraid of the amount
of pollution involved when that many
has access."
Bret Lawrence, another resident of
Lake Byrd, read the petition to the
council.
"...Lake Byrd is a small lake with a
fragile environment and we feel that
any additional public access ... will be
detrimental to the health of the lake
and will lower the property values of
properties for those of us who live
around the lake," Lawrence read.
Jack Brandon, the attorney for Ben
Hill Griffin Inc., which is proposing
the annexation, stressed that the com-
pany wants to continue the dialogue
between the land owners and the
development 'management team.
"We asked for the seven lots in ques-
tion to be removed from the land use


'Lake Byrd is a small
lake with a fragile
environment and we feel
that any additional
public access ... will be
detrimental to the
health of the lake.'

LAKE BYRD.
HOMEOWNERS' PETITION
plan so that we could have some time
to discuss this further. The rising con-
cern from the homeowners is to be
noted, and we already made changes to
make the 45 acres in that area to be sin-
gle, family development so that we
could keep with the congruency of the
neighborhood. I can assure everyone
that we will continue to discuss this as
we progress," Brandon said.
"We can discuss the particulars of


development when we get there. We
are just asking tonight for the council
to proceed with the application without
the seven lots," Brandon added.
S"If we include the seven lots, we can
then ask the city to restrict the usage of
those lots," said Dr. Tworoger.
According to the Jerry, Brandon has
the right to exclude the lots from the
development plan.
"The applicant (Ben Hill Griffin,
Inc.) has every right to exclude the lots
before making the application. All we
can do is decide on the application
before us," Buhr said.
Although the city council voted 5-0
to proceed with the transmittal to the
Department of Community Affairs on
the annexation, they left room for fur-
ther discussions of the lots in question.
"We would have an opportunity to
make changes at a later date," said
Mayor Sharon Schuler..


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Avon Park eyes big


expansion
Continued from page 1A
slightly more than 1,231
acres to the west of U.S. 27.
The land area discussed
encompasses the Shop 16
property directly behind
Walmart, which is bordered
on the west by Olivia Drive,
the south by Taunton Road,
and on the north by West
Stryker Road and a small
area just to the north of West
Stryker along the west side
of Lake Byrd.
The Shop 16 property is
slated for the potential of
4,011 mixed housing units
ranging from single-family
dwellings to multi-family
homes and townhouses,


of borders
Additionally, the proposed
development includes over
742,000 square feet of retail
and office space.
The second proposed'
annexation is just over 123'
acres owned by Crews"
Groves, Inc. located on the'
west side of Pioneer Lake
north of C.R. 17A.
The Pioneer Lake develop-
ment includes over 700 hous-
ing units, again ranging in
density from single family to
medium residential.
Crews Groves also asked
at the meeting for the annex-
ation of the Pinecrest Hotel
Property, located on the east
side of Lake Lotela.


News-Sun file photo
Gail Prichard (right) talks to a group of men during a 2007 homeless count in Avon Park.

Area homeless survey under way


Continued from page 2A
ance services with the area's
needs.
,"This is a. results based
survey," he continued, "Our-
focus is to listen, gather
information, and then do
something .
"We are a homeless pre-
vention agency too. We can
help keep a roof over your
head or help pay the utility
bills."
Reinhardt said that in a
time of drastic budget cuts
his agency was actually
receiving greater funding.
For example, President
George W. Bush's adminis-
tration created a program to
help low income families pay
utility bills and that money
has just entered the system.
Reinhardt said with the
Obama administration, that
funding would probably
increase again.
Reinhardt quickly added,
that as much money as his
agency had to use, there is
that much more need out in


the world.
In the last 12 months there
has been about a 40 percent
increase in their business, he
said. "We get 150 calls a
day."
Reinhardt also emphasized
the collaborative approach
involved agencies took in
their work.
For example, taking a
,holistic view, the Heartland
Work Force is a close partner
with the coalition, providing
training opportunities, life
skills classes and other sup-
port helping a family get or
keep the job that will keep a
roof over its head.
It is the same holistic
approach that has the coali-
tion lobbying on behalf of
public transportation.
As a final word, Reinhardt
asked that those afflicted
with homeless to contact his
agency. "We encourage peo-
ple to come forward," he
said: "You will find a voice
with us." He added the goal
is to identify specific teeds
so they could be directly


addressed.
The' Highlands County
Coalition for the Homeless
is at 1306 S. Tulane Ave. in
Avon Park. It services the
entire county.
The coalition telephone
number is 452-1086.


SEconomy hits Boys and Girls Club


Continued from page 1A
to all the kids."
The club will start to col-
lect the new fees Monday.
Randall is modeling the
change after the Citrus
County club that started
charging fees in September
2008.
Randall said, the fees
turned their program around
financially, but the fees. in
Highlands County are only
half as much.
"I sat down and figured
out what exactly it was we
needed to get this firmly
established for this year and
the next year until the econ-
omy turned around," he
said., "Our $25 a month is
basically a dollar a day for
four hours a day. That
breaks down to about 25
cents an hour."
Because the Boys and
Girls Club relies heavily on
donations and fundraisers,
their current troubles can be
tracked directly to the econ-
omy.
"We had a few people that
used to take and donate part
of their dividend checks.
Now those people are com-
pletely out of the stock mar-
ket," Randall said.


'We had a few
people that used to
take and donate
part of their
dividend checks.
Now those people
are completely out
of the stock
market.'

WALLY RANDALL
Boys and Girls Club head
Fundraisers have been
more frequent, but organiz-
ing a fundraiser nearly
every month weighs on the
club's board and the com-
munity.
"It shows we are willing
to work for what we get,"
Randall said about frequent
fundraisers. "But not only
are we burning our board
out, we are in danger of re-
plowing the same area too
many times."
The club will most likely
revert to one large fundrais-
er a quarter, with a new
fundraising campaign' tak-
ing place throughout the
year called "Join the $20
Club."
"The idea behind this


campaign is to get everyone,
in the community' to donate
$20 per year," Randall;
wrote in a letter sent home.
to parents that accompanied.
the membership fee.
announcement.
Parents will be recruiting
members of the community
to donate, and Randall,
hopes it will help the club
not only stay afloat, but get
parents involved.
"I think it's a great way
for the parents to get active-
ly involved in the running of
the club and feel a great
sense of ownership," he
said. "All Boys and Girls
clubs are community-based
organizations. What we
want ours to become is a
family-based organization
as well."
The club provides after-
school programs for roughly
350 children, some of whom
will likely be affected by the
new fees.
"That's one reason we
held off as long as we
could," Randall said. "The
possible negative impact it,
might have. I wanted to
have the minimum impact
on each of our families as
we could."


AP gets.advice on CRAs


Continued from page 2A
proper meetings originally
raised by Doug Barnard, a
volunteer on the Southside
Community Advisory'
Committee, which halted all
CRA meetings for January.
"All CRAs have made mis-
takes because of the changes.
My advice is to note that you
made a mistake and move on
.not making that mistake
again," Oris said.


"Again, I must stress that
if is not in the plan, you can-
not do it. That is the rule that
gets a lot of CRAs in trouble.
You should follow the
process outlined by statute
for making, changes to your
plan, it's not that difficult.
And it just means a few more
meetings. We are always hav-
ing meetings anyhow, so
what's a few more," Oris
said.


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Support group for
Parkinson's sufferers
SEBRING The
Parkinson's disease support
group for the Highlands
County area will meet at
1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at
First Baptist Church of
Sebring, on the corner of
Lemon Avenue and Pine
Street.
The program this month
will be with Dr. Bridglal
Ramkissoon, neurologist,
speaking on "Neurological
Implications."
All persons with
Parkinson's disease and their
families'are welcome to
attend. There is no charge.
For more information, call
453-6589,or 453-6409.

Grief support for
children and teens
SEBRING Children and
teens who have lost loved
ones grieve just as deeply as
adults, but they have differ-
ent ways of expressing their
grief. Good Shepherd
Hospice offers an ongoing
grief support group specifi-
cally designed for children
and teens where they can
share their feelings and learn
ways to cope with the pain
and sense of loss.
The children and teens
grief support group meets
every other Tuesday. The
next scheduled meetings are.
Feb. 10 and 24 from 6:30-8
p.m. at the Good Shepherd
Sun Room, 3003 Herring
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The group is free and
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enced the death of a loved-
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guardian must also agree to
attend. Participants need not
have used Good Shepherd
Hospice programs in the
past.
To register or for more
information, contact Angel
Sanders or Kathy Wilde at
402-1066 or 1-800-464-
3994.


Bajohr honored


by HCMS


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Courtesy photo
At the Jan. 19 meeting of the Highlands County Medical
Society, Dr. Albert J. Bajohr Jr. (seated) was presented
an award in honor of his 35 years of continuous, loyal
and conscientious service to Highlands County. Bajohr
retired from his general surgery practice on Jan. 1,
after practicing for 35 years in Sebring. Helping honor
him are his wife, Pat, seated next to him; (front row,
from left) Drs; Antonio B. Roa, Anthony J. Arciola,
Edwin C. Pigman, Placid M. Roquiz and Garson M.
Caruso; (back row, from left) Drs. Amit I. Shah, Elena
F. Febre, Dini H. Rada, Amada S. Bouffard, D.M.
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Florida Home Health

expands its psychiatric

nursing program


Special to the News-Sun
Florida Home Health, an
agency known for service to
seniors, is expanding its
psychiatric nursing pro-
gram. The program is an
alternative to lengthy stays
,in, or readmissions to, a
psychiatric facility or hospi-
tal. It provides family and
caregiver support, education
and community resources in
the home to maintain a
healthy and safe environ-
ment for the patient.
"Our mental
health program is a
direct tie with our
mission of advocacy
for our senior popu-
lation, therefore
evaluations address Robb
all physical, emo-
tional and mental
health issues," said
Gloria Allen, direc-
tor of professional
services. "It is such.
an asset to the com-
munity that we have
available specialized San
training for
Alzheimer's patients and
their caregivers."
Developed nearly two
years ago, Florida Home
Health's Psychiatric
Nursing Program offers a
cost-effective method of
treating the homebound or
noncompliant psychiatric
patient.
The agency utilizes spe-
cially trained nurses and a
comprehensive approach to
providing high quality care
in a safe home environment.
Nurses instruct patients
and/or caregivers on new
medications, techniques for
activities of daily living,
diet, coping skills, anxiety
resolution, relaxation tech-


niques, communication
skills and socialization
skills. .
Kerry Robinson, RN and
certified psychiatric nurse,
has 22 years experience car-
ing for patients with depres-
sion, bipolar disorders,
schizophrenia, panic and
anxiety disorders, dementia,
paranoid disorders,
impaired insight and judg-
ment disorders. Robinson
prefers to refer to'herself as
a holistic nurse
whose approach con-
siders the three sides
of a patient, the emo-
tional, physical, and
spiritual.
Robinson has a
inson. warm place in her
heart for patients
who suffer from
dementia of any
kind. Her philosophy
of holistic nursing is
reflected in the
excellent care she
takes while assess-
iders ing and caring for
her patients.
New with the agency is
Mike, Sanders, a registered
nurse with nearly 10 years
of experience with psychi-
atric patients.
"I chose this agency
because the Florida Home
Health clinical team's cohe-
sion and level of interest in
the patients' health, needs
and well-being is superior to
other local home health
agencies," Sanders said.
"Home Health is so vital
because many patients with
mental health issues have
trouble leaving the home.
Fortunately, home health is
a service free to patients
with Medicare as their pri-
mary insurance."


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SEBRING One
American dies every 32
seconds of cardiovascular
disease, disorders of the
heart and blood vessels.
Cardiovascular disease is
the leading cause of death
in the United States, cost-
ing society more than
$83.7 billion each year in
health services, medica-
tions and lost work time
due to disability.
Cardiac structure and
flow information provided
by echocardiographic test-
ing is useful in the detec-
tion and management of
many types of heart dis-
ease. This non-invasive
test has become one of the
standard diagnostic tools in
cardiology with an estimat-
ed 10 million echocardio-
grams performed annually
in the United States.
Echocardiography is a
complex imaging tech-
nique that relies on the
experience and training of
both the physician and
sonographer. Their inter-
pretive and technical abili-
ties determine the diagnos-
tic accuracy of an echocar-
diographic examination.
The Intersocietal
Commission for the
Accreditation of
Echocardiography


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CHALK TALK


News-Sun Wednesday, January 28, 2009


SFCC Dental Clinic

providing free car


Courtesy photo
The Avon Park Middle School Parliamentary Procedure
team (pictured) placed first in the FFA District XI middle
school division. Team members are (second from left) Brett
Bennett, Shelby Ball, Ciara Smith, Teresa Devlin, Katie
Wheeler and Zack Farr. District officers from Okeechobee
are on extreme left and right.

Highlands County FFA

members compete at

district in Okeechobee


Special to the News-Sun
On Jan. 22, approximately
30 FFA members traveled to
Okeechobee High School to
compete in the District XI
contests. Competitions took
place in Parliamentary
Procedure,, Prepared
Speaking, Extemporaneous
Speaking, Creed Speaking,
Tractor Operations and
Maintenance and Opening &
Closing Ceremonies.
In the Middle School divi-
sion the results were: first
place, Francin Espiritu of
Avon Park Middle, Prepared
Public Speaking; and Avon-
Park Middle Parliamentary


Procedure team (Teresa
Devlin, Katie'Wheeler, Ciara
Smith, Brett Bennett, Zack
Farr, Shelby Ball); second
place, Hill-Gustat Middle
School Opening & Closing
Ceremonies team, and J.T.
Tantillo (HGMS) for
Extemporaneous Speaking.
In the High School divi-
sion, taking first place were
Avon Park High School sen-
iors Jerry Lee Wright for
Prepared Public Speaking
and Charlie Brown for
Extemporaneous Speaking,
as well as Sebring High
School's Dewey Sebring for


Courtesy photo
Avon Park High School senior Jerry Lee Wright (second
from right) is flanked by Okeechobee FFA members. Wright
won the Prepared Public Speaking portion of the district
competitions last week.


Courtesy photo
Charlie Brown (second from right), an Avon Park High
School senior, won Extemporaneous Speaking at the
District FFA competition.


Tractor Operations and-
Maintenance. The APHS
Parliamentary Procedure
team took second place.
Those placing first will be
competing in the state con-
tests from June 8-12 at the


Caribe Royale in Orlando.
Counties that comprise
District XI include
Highlands, Glades, Hendry,
Indian River, Martin,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach,
and St. Lucie.


County Youth Citrus Project announces winners


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Highlands County Youth
Citrus Project has announced
the winners in two divisions
of the Citrus Tree Project
judged at the Highlands
County Fair.
The Youth Citrus Project is
open to all 4-H and FFA
members in Highlands
County and consists of three
categories; an Informational
Display Board about citrus,
Raising a Citrus Tree, and a
Citrus Project Record Book.
Twenty young people quali-
fied to exhibit their trees in
the county fair this year.
In the Informational
Display Board category con-
sists of three divisions
according to age for judging.
In Division I, ages 8-10
years, the top display board
winner is Hunter Martinez
from the Cracker Trail
Livestock 4-H Club. In
Division II, ages 11-13 years,


the top display board winner
is Taylor Brown from the
Avon Park Middle School
FFA. In Division III, ages 14.
and up, the top display board
winner is Paizley Whidden
from the Avon Park High
School FFA.
In the Citrus Tree
Division, the Grand
Champion Tree is Mitchell
Guerndt from the Cracker
Trail Livestock 4-H Club,
and the Reserve Champion
Tree is Ashley Longabaugh
from the Cracker Trail
Livestock 4-H Club, and
Sophia Tauchen, Jessica Todd
and Rachael Todd from the
Lorida Livestock 4-H Club..
Also participating in the
Youth Citrus Tree Project at
the Highlands County Fair is
Emily Gossett and Molly
Gossett from the Cracker
Trail Livestock 4-1- Club;
Kirstin Halladay and
Stephanie Halliday from the


Heartlanders 4-H Club;
Roxanne Guerndt from the
Avon Park Middle School
FFA, Amelia Troup from the
Lake Placid Middle School
FFA, Warren Giller and
Ashley Palmer from the
Sebring Middle School FFA,
and Paige Giller, Tara
O'Berry and Amy Wack from
the Sebring High School
FFA.
Each participant will sub-
mit a project record book fol-
lowing the county fair for
judging. Combined scores
from the three categories will
determine an Overall Grand
Champion and Reserve
Champion Citrus Tree
Project winner. Show premi-
ums are paid based on plac-
ing in each category and for
top placing, in the display
board category and champion
placing in the Tree category
and overall.
This project is governed by


Allstate provides $5,000 to

Friends of 440 scholarship fund


Special to the News-Sun
ST. PETERSBURG -
Allstate Insurance announced
Monday a $5,000 donation to
the Friends of 440
Scholarship Fund.
The fund awards scholar-
ships to students who are
dependants or descendants of
workers who were injured or
killed on the job and who are
eligible to receive benefits
under the Florida Workers'
Compensation system.
The scholarship is also
open to dependants, or
descendants of people who
are primarily engaged in the
administration of the Florida
Workers' Compensation law.
"The Friends of 440
Scholarship Fund has award-
ed hundreds of thousands
of dollars over the years
to eligible students, many of
whom would not have been
able to attend college other-
wise," said Joan I. Valdes, of
Miami, a workers' compensa-
tion attorney and one of the
Fund's board members.
"We are extremely grateful
for Allstate's contribution."
"Allstate is in the business
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Joan Valdes and Richard Sadow gladly accept a $5,000
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Providing scholarships that
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sion of this work," said Mary
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the Highlands County Youth
Citrus Project Committee
made up of representatives
from the Highlands County
citrus industry.
The project is managed by
Tim Hurner, multi-county
citrus extension agent, and
April Butler, county exten-
sion 4-H coordinator from
the Highlands County
Extension Office.


to young
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK In cele-
bration of National
Children's Dental Health
Month, the South Florida
Community College Dental
Clinic will provide free pre-
ventive health care to chil-
dren ages 3-6 on each
Thursday in February.
Dental hygiene students
in their final semester will
clean teeth, administer fluo-
ride treatments, take x-rays,
if required, and look for
early signs of disease.
Preventive dental care is
frequently neglected for
children in this age group,
said Becky Sroda, director,
Dental Education. "Parents
don't usually take children
to the dentist at this age
until they start school or
develop pain. Good oral
hygiene habits can start ear-
lier than that."
The American Dental
Health Association recom-


children
mends that children visit an
oral health provider by age
1 and regularly after that.
These examinations are
important for important for
diagnosing diseases such as
Early Childhood Carries.
This tooth-rotting disease,
which is caused by being
bottle fed or drinking sug-
ary beverages at night,
affects half of all children
by middle childhood and 75
percentby late adolescence.
"OU'1 students can work
with parents make recom-
mendations about this epi-
demic," Sroda said.
Appointments are
required by calling the
Dental Clinic at 784-7020
and leaving a message.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. I
The free dental care is
being made possible
through a generous grant
from the Highlands County
Hospital District Board.


DSAC meets Monday
Special to the News-Sun item for this meeting is sci-
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February 2, in the Garland order to attend a District
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Highlands County, 426 three days prior to the
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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Jan. 26, 2009 Office, Property found. 28 EMS, 21 alarms and 3 fire
14:47, Vanguard Ave. N.W., Theft alarms.
On this day, Highlands County delayed. 23:56, Hitakee Ave., Follow-up.
public safety officials also ran calls 14:40, No address, 'Mentally ill 23:01, West Blvd., Burglary
for 3 missing juvenile (1 missing person. delayed.
adult), 78 traffic stops, 3 child abuse 14:37, U.S. 27 N.-Highlands 22:33, N. Lowell Rd., Criminal
(2 adult abuse), 5 juvenile trouble, 2 Independent Bank, Follow-up. mischief/vandalism.
domestic violence battery, 2 sexual 14:36, Summer Oak Ct., Assist 22:30, Memorial Dr., Assist pub-
battery delayed), 21 watch orders, public-ATC. lic-ATC.
37 EMS, 12 alarms (3 medical 14:25, Commerce Ave., Highway 22:27, Fox Ridge Rd., Assist
alarms) and 0 fire alarms. obstruction. noise ordinance.
23:56, S. Highlands Ave.- 14:21, C.R. 721, Disabled vehicle. 22:25, Schumacher Rd., Highway
Yarbrough Tire, Suspicious vehicle. 14:16, E. Palmetto St., Follow-up. obstruction.
23:45, Theodore St., Assist 14:11, U.S. 27 S.-Car Quest Auto 22:22, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
agency. Parts, Suspicious incident. Grocery, Theft IP.
23:43, U.S. 27, Assist agency. 14:07, Paradise Dr., Follow-up. 22:20, S. Florida Ave.-Peppertree
23:35, E.A. Smith Ave., 14:03, Thunderbird Rd.-Grace Apts., Suspicious vehicle.
Suspicious person. Brethren Church, Theft delayed. 22:15, Val Sub, Suspicious vehi-
23:12, Youth Care Lane-Valencia 1.3:58, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands cle.
Mobile Home Park, Verbal distur- County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious 22:04, Whisper Circle, Suspicious
bance. incident. incident.
23:08, N. Highlands Ave., 13:44, Cemetery Rd.-Pinecrest 21:51, Nahaw Ave., Suspicious
Narcotics violation. Cemetery, Assist public-ATC. incident.
23:04, Hal McRae Blvd., Assist 13:43, N. Glenwood Ave., Follow- 21:44, Wren Ave.; Follow-up.
noise ordinance, up. 21:34, Wilkes St., Assist agency.
22:53, N. Highlands Ave., 13:39, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park 21:32, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
Suspicious person. Police Department, Suspicious inci- 21:27, U.S. 27 N.-Sierra Bar &
22:46, N. Ridgewood Dr., ,dent. Grill, Suspicious vehicle.
Suspicious person. 13:39, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park 21:13, S. Railroad Ave'.-Jahna
22:35, U.S. 27 N.-Subway, Police Department, Assist public- Concrete, Suspicious vehicle.
Follow-up. ATC. 21:13, Steiner Ave., Verbal distur-
22:33, Ramiro St., Follow-up. 13:22, Eucalyptus Ave., Assist bance.
22:06, Lemon Ave., Suspicious noise ordinance. 21:07, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
person. 13:11, S. Prospect Ave., Follow- Grocery, Theft delayed.
21:57, Hienscratch Rd., up. 21:07, S. Pine Ave., Assist public-
Harassment. 13:05, Flippen Ave.,.Follow-up. ATC.
21:47, Blossom Dr., Follow-up. 13:04, Karola Dr., Civil process. 20:22, U.S. 27 N.-Cue Time
21:47, Rainbow Ave., Theft '12:59, Tangerine Rd. N.W., Billiards, Verbal disturbance;
delayed. Suspicious incident. 20:19, Whiting Dr., Suspicious
21:39, Lake Sebring Dr., 12:55, Lake June Rd., Fire. incident.
Harassment. 12:50; N. Prospect Ave., Follow- 20:16, U.S. 27 S., Accident with
21:36, Broadland Lane, Fire. up. unknown injury.
21:23, Herring Ave., Reckless 12:45, Booker Ave., Civil process. 20:16, Granada Blvd., Suspicious
driver. 12:36, N. Villa Rd.-Sebring Police incident.
21:13, S. Pine St., Suspicious Department, Theft delayed. 20:15, U.S. 27 S.-Raintree
incident. 12:34, Temptation Lane, Storage, Accident .with unknown
21:13, Delaney Ave., Assist noise Harassment delayed. injury.
ordinance. 12:33, S. George Blvd.-Highlands 20:08, Payson Ave., Assist noise
21:09, Highlands Blvd.; Self Storage, Suspicious incident, ordinance.
Suspicious person: 12:30, U.S. 27 N.-Coontry 20:04, Villa Rd., Fire.
21:08, U.S. 27 N.-Wild Turkey Motors, Follow-up. 20:00, Lake Pearl Dr., Assist
Tavern, Verbal disturbance. 12:27, Bright Hill Ave., Felony, noise ordinance.
21:07, Accident with unknown.__ fraud/embezzlement. 19:59, S. Highlands Ave.-
injury.. 12:18, U.S. 98, Verbal distur-- Highlands Regional Medical, Follow-
21:05, Leo Jefferson---Ave., bance. up.
Suspicious person. 12:16, S. Prospect Ave.-CVS, 19:58, Royal Palm Ave., Assist
- -- 20:53, Lykes Rd-.Lykes._Citrus- -Theft:delayed;---- -----...... noise ordinance.
Division, Suspicious incident. 12:13, Melody Lane, Harassment. 19:56, RanieT Dr., Assist noise
20:50, U.S. 27, Assist agency. 11:36, U.S. 27 S.-Sebring Heart ordinance.
20:45, Blossom Dr., Follow-up. Center, Suspicious incident 19:45, W. Cavalier Rd.,
20:42, Avocado Rd., Assist noise 11:31, U.S. 27 S.-7 Days Food Suspicious person.
ordinance. .- ---- .--- Mart, Property damage.-- _.. 19:29, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
20:38, U.S. 27,Recl.ess driver:.- 11:30,.W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park 19:25,-Memorial-Dr., Suspicious
20:34, S.R. 70, Animal comfilaint Police Department, Follow-up. person.
20:28, Youth Care Lane-Valencia J1_:1 j.KeniLwrth._Blvd.-Labor 19:22, Farm Lane, Civil dispute.
Mobifre oimie Park, Verbadistr- Finders, Felony, fraud/embeizzle--- ..19:07,-Nautilus Dr., Follow-up..
bance. ment. 19:07, Zion St., Harassment
20:24, Persian Terrace, 11:16, Anderson St., Verbal dis- delayed.
Suspicious incident. turbance. 19:07, Lakeview Dr., Accident
20:08, Palm each St, ..l1:7,E.MainSt.-Avon Park City with unknown injury.
Suspicious person. .....Hall, Assist public-ATC. -" 19.07,-Kenilworth BlvLd,. ollow-
20:05, C.R. 17,Buiglary.-- --. 11:04, S. Orange St.-Highlands up.
20:00, S. DeSoto Ave., County Jail, Recommitted from 18:58, Yellow Willow St., Assist
Suspicious person. court. public-ATC.
19:56, Dolphin Dr., Suspicious 10:59, Savage St., Civil process. .18:57, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
person. 10:48, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police Department, Theft delayed.'
19:49, Melody Lane, Suspicious Police Department, Property found. 18:47, S. Fairview Terrace,
person. 10:43, Rose Ave., Assist public- Suspicious incident.
19:40, Cozumelane, Suspicious ATC. 18:43, Richfield Dr., Assist noise
vehicle. 10:42, N. U.S. 27-Walmart ordinance.
19:38, Paradise Dr., Suspicious .Discount Cities Avon Park, Follow- 18:42, Carter Ct., Follow-up.
incident. .up. 18:35, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
19:36, N. Hartman Rd., Assist 10:39, Cemetery Rd.-Pinecrest 18:12, Summer Oak Dr., Follow-
agency. Cemetery, Assist public-ATC. up.
19:33, Fernway St., Suspicious 10:35, Lime Rd. N.W., 18:10, Spur Path, Reckless driv-
incident. Harassment delayed. er.
19:14, N. Lone Bay Blvd., Follow- ,10:35, Adelaide Shores Dr., 18:10, Del Rio Ct., Suspicious
up. Assist with VIN check, incident.
19:06, Brunns Rd., Trash/litter. 10:32, C.R. 621-X2 (Lake Clay 18:07, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
18:53, N. Ridgewood Dr., Follow- Dr.), Highway obstruction. Grocery, Theft IP.
up. 10:31, E. Main St.-Avon Park 17:58, Lake Ave., Reckless driver.
18:49, Oak Ave., Reckless driver. High School; Suspicious incident. 17:48, Orduna Dr., Suspicious
18:30, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay 10:23, N. Sebring. Parkway-Bank person.
Grocery, Follow-up. of America, Felony, fraud/embezzle- 17:46, N. Lakeview Rd., Verbal
18:27, U.S. 27, Reckless driver. ment. disturbance.
18:24; Dinner Lake Rd., 10:23, Cemetery Rd., Theft 17:41, Granada Blvd., Suspicious
Suspicious incident, delayed. person.
17:54, S. Lake Ave.-Avon Park 10:16, Highlands Ave., 17:38, Van Pelt Rd., Suspicious
Middle School, Accident without Suspicious person, incident.
injury. 10:06, U.S. 27 S.-Stewart's 17:31, C.R. 621-X2 (Lake Clay
17:50, S. Glenwood Ave., Follow- Mobile Village, Assist public-ATC. Dr.), Reckless driver.
up. 09:58, N. Lakeview Dr.-Lakeview 17:27, Harlando Ave.,
17:44, Grissom Rd., Civil dispute. Towers, Suspicious incident. Disturbance fight.
17:33, N. S.R. 17-Taylor's BP 09:45, U.S. 27 N.-Publix, 17:26, Citroen Dr., Felony,
Food Mart, Theft gas drive off. Accident without injury, fraud/embezzlement.
17:33, Iris Ave., Radar request. 09:36, Lake Clay Dr., Suspicious 17:25, U.S. 27 N.-Publix,
17:20, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle. incident. Accident without injury.
17:18, E. Lagrande St., Follow- 09:31, E. Adams St., Sexual 17:23, E. Main St.-Hendricks
up. offender. Grocery, Theft IP.
17:15, Pine Tree Dr., Suspicious 09:27, Wild Violet Ave., Fire. 17:22, Placid Lakes Blvd., Animal
incident. 09:12, Airport Rd.-Animal complaint.
16:51, Kenilworth Blvd.-Little Control, Follow-up. 17:20, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida
Froggy's, Theft delayed. 08:59, S. Waldron Ave., Assist Hospital Heartland, Accident-hit and
16:35, Ridgewood Dr., Drunk public-ATC. run.
driver. 08:58, Old Plantation Ave.- 16:42, Par Dr., Reckless driver.
16:33, Summer Oak Ct., Follow- Highlands Oaks RV, Assist with VIN 16:39, Grampus Dr., Follow-up.
up. check. 16:31, Heron St., Reckless driver.
16:17, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay 08:45, S. Tangerine Dr.-Lake 16:24, Leucadendra Dr., Follow-
Grocery, Suspicious incident. Placid Middle School, Criminal mis- up.
15:47, N. Charline Rd., Assist chief/vandalism. 16:20, Perch Ave., Suspicious,
agency. 08:40, U.S. 27 S.-Hotel Valencia, incident.
15:42, Oak Ave., Assist public- Burglary delayed. 15:52, Claradge Ave., Assist
ATC. 08:32, W. Hill St.-Avon Towing, noise ordinance.
15:41, Lawrence Ave., Burglary Follow-up. 15:45, W. Center Ave.-Sebring
delayed. 08:28, Placid View. Dr.-Vince's City Pier, Suspicious person.
15:39, U.S. 27-Raceway, Airport, Criminal mischief/vandal- 15:42, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Accident with unknown injury. ism. Parkway), Assist agency.
15:38, Blossom Dr., Stolen vehi- 08:23, Old S.R. 8, Theft delayed. 15:23, Douglas Ave., Fire.
cle delayed. 08:21, Rose Lane, Criminal mis- 15:21, Karola Dr., Assist public-
15:37, U.S. 27 S.-Sun Trust Bank, chief/vandalism. ATC.
Follow-up. 08:07, S. Lake Ave.-Avanti 15:20, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
15:35, U.S. 27, Accident with Company, Felony, fraud/embezzle- incident.
unknown injury. ment. 15:19, Cemetery Rd.-Jim's Auto
15:31, U.S. 27 S.-Highlands 07:02, C.R. 17-A, Reckless driver. Salvage, Fire.
Independent Bank, Follow-up. 06:19,' U.S. 27 S.-Oak Tree Inn 15:16, Villa Rd., Suspicious inci-
15:29; N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring- Motel;'Theft delayed. dent.
Police Department, Transport. 06:01, U.S. 27 S.-Oak Tree Inn 15:11, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
15:27, U.S. 27 S.-Stewart's Motel, Suspicious incident. Grocery, Theft delayed.
Mobile Village, Follow-up. 04:45, N. Florida Ave.-Southland 15:10, Samuel Ave., Harassment
15:18, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC,_. Mobile Horhe Park, Suspicious inci- delayed.
15:18, U.S. 27 N.-Publix, Verbal. dent. 15:06, Sebring Parkway, Fire.


disturbance. 03:41, C.R. 621, Animal corn- 15:03, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
15:16, U.S. 27 S.-Sebring Heart plaint. Police Department, Suspicious inci-
Center, Accident without injury. ..... 03:05,-N.-Main-St., Suspicious.. dent.
15:15, U.S. 27 S.-Sebring Heart vehicle. 15:00, Green Acre Way,
Center, Suspicious incident. -02:44, Green Acre Way, Assist Suspicious incident.
15:12, Denise Ave., Burglary noise ordinance. 14:59, Bayview St., Burglary
delayed. 02:23, U.S. 27 N.-McDonald's, delayed.
15:07, No addressDrunk persone---Siusspiciousvehicle. .-- 14:57, Serenade Dr., Reckless
15:01, S.R. 70 W.-Blue Head- 00:55, Roadrunner Ave., driver:
Ranch, Fire. Suspicious person. 14:51, Lakeview Dr., Assist
14:55, Lakewood Rd., Burglary 00:21, Roadrunner Ave., Follow- agency.
delayed.-: - -._ -- up. -... 4:48,- Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
14:53, E. Palmetto St., County Sheriff's Office, Assist
Harassment delayed. Jan. 25 agency.
14:51, Duane Palmer Blvd., 14:31, C.R. 621, Reckless driver.
Felony fraud/embezzlement_ On this day, Highlands County 14:23, Skipper Rd.-Lake Regency
14:49, SteTn'iiiieee Ave_, p :utllc-safetyofficials-also-far-calls WoodsFire.
Property damage. -- -----... for 21 traffic stops, 3 domestic dis- 14:19, E. Main St.-Hendrick's
14:48, W. Pleasant St.-U.S. Post putes (2 battery), 32 watch orders, Grocery, Assist agency.


14:19, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park without injury. 20:04, St. Lucie, Assist noise
Police Department, Assist public- 07:35, Sebring Square-Winn ordinance.
ATC. Dixie, Accident without injury. 19:53, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
14:10, Olivia Dr., Suspicious vehi- 04:54, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart 19:47, No address, Drunk person.
cle. Discount Cities Sebring, Narcotics 19:30, Third St., 'Assist noise,
13:51, U.S. 27 S., Accident with violation, ordinance. ..:-
unknown injury. 04:16, E. Walnut St., Burglary. 19:19, Green Acre Way, Fire
13:48, U.S. 27, Accident with' 03:16, Fox Lake Rd., Suspicious brush.
unknown injury. vehicle. 19:19, S.R. 64, Reckless driver.
13:47, Mare Path, Suspicious 02:53, Fox Lake Rd., Animal com- 19:16, Lake Josephine Dr.,.
incident, plaint. Suspicious person.
13:43, Authority Lane-Sebring 02:47, Burkett Ave., Suspicious 19:14, W. Center Ave.-Sebring:
Airport, Follow-up. vehicle. City Pier, Suspicious vehicle.
13:40, Melody Lane, Burglary 02:02, Mare Path, Fire brush. 19:11, N...S.R. 17-Taylor's BP
delayed. 02:02, Grove Circle, Suspicious Food Mart, Hazmat incident.
13:35, Scenic Highway-Winn incident. 19:08, Carter Ct., Follow-up.
Dixie, Theft delayed. 01:16, Main St., Reckless driver. 18:45, Hawthorne Dr.-Charlie
13:20, Mandolin Dr., Follow-up. 00:53, Leucadendra Dr., Assist Brown Park, Suspicious person.
13:06, W. Tulane Circle-Avon Park noise ordinance. 18:42, S.R. 64 W., Burglary
Police Department, Harassment. 00:47, Hickory St., Disabled vehi- delayed.
13:04, Sun 'N Lake Blvd., cle. 18:29, Sebring Square-Shooter's
Accident without injury. Bar and Grill, Suspicious incident.
13:00, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Jan. 24 18:26, Del Rio Ct., Verbal distur-
Police Department, Follow-up. bance.
12:37, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie, On this day, Highlands County 18:25, Nautilus Dr., Theft delayed.
Theft delayed. public safety officials also ran calls 18:23, U.S. 27-BP Station,
12:37, Ben Hicks St., Accident for 1 missing juvenile, 47 traffic Disturbance.
without injury. stops, 1 child abuse (3 adult abuse), 18:11, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
12:24, Main Ave., Suspicious 2 juvenile trouble, 6 domestic dis- County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident. putes (4 battery, 1 battery delayed), incident.
12:23, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay 3 attempted suicides, 28 watch 18:07, Brinkerhoff Lane,,
Grocery, Suspicious incident. orders, 48 EMS, 16 alarms (4 med- Harassment delayed.
12:22, Polk St., Follow-up. ical alarms) and 1 fire alarm. 18:00, U.S. 27, Accident with
12:18, Elson Ave., Animal corn- 23:49, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie, unknown injury.
plaint. Disabled vehicle. 17:41, Lakeview Dr., Reckless-
12:13, Thunderbird Rd.-Braelock 23:48, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall, driver.
Villas, Theft delayed. Burglarydelayed. 17:35, S. Glenwood Ave.,
11:59, New York Ave., Civil dis- 23:47, U;S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall, Suspicious person.
pute. Suspicious person. 17:34, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehi-
11:53, W. Taunton Rd., Animal 23:42, U.S. 27 S.-Clock cle.
complaint. Restaurant, Assist agency. 17:23; Arbutus Rd., Follow-up.
11:51, Valerie Blvd., Animal com- 23:37, Green AcreWay, Fire. 17:22, Aston-Martin Dr., Fire.
plaint. 23:33, U.S. 27 S.-Sebring Inn, 17:19,.Simca.St., Suspicious inci-
11:42, Paper Birch St., Reckless Lost or stolen tag. dent.
driver. 23:31 U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie, 17:16, Westminster Rd., Follow-
11:36, U.S. 98-Moore Storage -Suspicious person. : u. .
and Warehouses, Theft delayed. 23:20, N. U.S. 27-0utback 17:13, Fernleaf -Ave.-Highlands
11:22, U.S. 27, Circuit City, Steakhouse, Burglary delayed. County Sheriff's Office, Follow-up.
Accident-hit and run. 23:04, Lake Olivia boat ramp, 17:08, U.S.:27, Highway obstruc-
10:48, Memorial Dr., Reckless Assist noise ordinance. tion. :
driver. 22:4,8; .Magnolia: -Ave.-- 17:08, Quail-Ave., Reckless driv-
10:45, Grand Prix Dr.-St. John's Fairgrounds, Trespassing. er:,
United Methodist Church, Accident 22:47, Gardenia St., Assist noise 17:06, Lake Clay Dr., Reckless
without injury, ordinance. driver.
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10:25, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida 22:23, U.S. 27 Assist agency. 17:00, Grass Ave., Follow-up,
Hospital Heartland, Assist public- : 22:22, E. No Snow Circle, .16:47, Pomegranate Ave., Verbal
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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Continued from page 12A
delayed.
15:48, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
15:34, Hammock Rd.-Highlands
Wheel Estates, Theft delayed.
15:27, U.S. 27 S.-McDonald's,
Suspicious vehicle.
15:26, N. Main St.-Lake Placid
Sub Station, Suspicious incident.
15:23, Robinson St., Animal
complaint.
15:21, U.S. 27 S.-Coker Fuel,
Suspicious incident.
15:15, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Follow-up.
15:14, Lake Clay Dr., Reckless
driver.
14:19, S. Commerce Ave.-Morris
Funeral Home, Escbrt.
14:15, N. Hazelton Rd., Fire.
14:14, Clearview Ct., Suspicious
person.
14:08, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
S14:00, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
13:51, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie,'
Theft delayed.
13:39, Tractor Rd., Burglary
delayed.
13:32, A Miracle Ave.; Radar
request.
13:31, McCoy Dr., Fire.
13:20, Phoenix Ave., Drunk per-
son.
13:10, U.S. 27-Office Max,
Property found..
12:53, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Follow-up.
12:45, Authority Lane-Sebring
Airport, Assist agency.
12:24, Hacienda Dr., Suspicious
incident.
12:15, Raley Rd., Accident with-
out injury.
12:13, U.S. 27 S., Accident with
unknown injury.,
12:07, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Follow-up.
12:04, Payne Rd.-Highlands.
County Sheriffs Office, Suspicious
incident.
12:03, Placid View Dr., Disabled
Vehicle.
11:57, King James Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
S11:56, Hawthorne-Skate Park,
Suspicious person.
11:55, Westminster Rd., Burglary
delayed.
1.1:52, Whisper: Lake Blvd.,



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 informa-
tion. The News-Sun is at. 2227
U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
33870. '

The following people were_
booked into 'the Highlands
County Jail on Monday, Jan.. 26:
Jason Richard Boonie, 30, of
Haines City, was recommitted for
attempted burglary of dwelling,
S unarmed; recommitted for bur-
Sglary of -conveyance, unarmed;.
S: and vehicle. theft,: grand,: third.
degree;-:. '.
Gail Ann Casa. 26, of Port:
Charlotte, was charged with pro-
bation violation, misdemeanor
warrant: for possession of
cannabis.
Larry Gene Dotson, 27,. of
Sebring,: was registered as a
criminal for grand theft.
Carlos Julio Gonzalez; 62, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for battery
on officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.
Crissy Michelle Gould, 28, of
Sebring, was charged with pro-
bation violation, misdemeanor
Warrant for driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
Michel Hernandez, 33, of Port
St. Lucie, was recommitted for
larceny or theft.
Michael William Hutchinson,
18, of Sebring, awaiting trial for
trespassing structure or con-
veyance,
Sharon Lynn Justin, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant
for fraud, insufficient funds,
check, uttering or issuing.
Ryan Derick Langford; 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trialrfor domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or
strike.
* Thomas Sanchez Olegario, 33,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing while license suspended, first
offense -
Anita Louise Pearson,,46, of
Sebring, was .charged with pro-
bation violation, misdemeanor
warrant for contempt of court.
Gary Eulas Rhymes, 37, of
Lake Placid, was registered as a
criminal for burglary or grand
theft.


* Joseph Douglas Ridener, 23,
of Sebring, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear, failed pre-
payment plan for two counts of
using or possessing drug para-
phernalia; warrant, failure, to.
appear, failed pre-paymenf plan
.for possession of canriabis; and
:warrant, failure to'appear, failed
pre-payment plan for no valid
driver license.
+* Amado Ramon Rivero, 52, of
Miami, was-recommitted for pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell, manufacture or deliver;
and recommitted for larceny.


Suspicious incident.
11:52, U.S. 27-BP Station, Theft
gas drive off..
11:49, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
11:38, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Follow-up.
11:35, ,Elson Ave., Suspicious
incident.
11:13, Balboa Blvd., Shooting in
area.
11:07, U.S.. 27, Accident with
unknown injury..
11:06, Plaza Ave.-Lake Placid
Hardware, Disturbance fight.
10:59, Emmanuel Way, Radar
request.
10:38, C.R. 731. Reckless driver.
10:33, U.S. 27 N., Follow-up.
10:26, W. Hall St., Suspicious
incident.
10:22, U.S. 27 S.-Race Trac,
Accident-hit and run.
10:21, Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Reckless driver.
09:50, Orchid Rd., Suspicious
incident.
09:43, Ferrari Dr,, Assist agency.
09:39, Redwood Dr., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
09:30, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
09:28,. Jackson St., Radar
request.
09:27, Wynstone Dr., Property
found
09:13, Lake June Rd., Radar
request.
09:06, Wallace Dr., Property
found.
09:05, -Tyner Ave., Burglary
delayed.
08:42, Payne Rd., Assist agency.
08:07, Arbutus Rd., Burglary,
delayed.
07:38, U.S. 27 N., Suspicious
incident.
07:33, U.S. 27 N.-Sierra Bar &
Grill, Theft delayed.
07:08, Duffer Rd.i Fire.
06:54, Boston Way, Assist with
water violation.
06:23, N. Lake Ave:, Suspicious
incident.
06:12, Lake Ave., Suspicious per-
son. '
06:09, U.S .27, .Accident with
unknown injury.
06:06, SunpUre Rd., Accident
with unknown injury. .
05:47, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
05:22, Selah Way, Suspicious
incident .
04:43, Pinewood Blvd.;


"Jonathnla'R odriguez, 18,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for tres-
passing structure or conveyance.
Jimmy Daniel Sexton; 23, of
Sebring, was charged with pro-
Sbation violations, misdemeanor
..warrant for. possession of
Cannabis, under 20: grams; and
warrant, for possession of drug.
paraphernalia.
*: Jo Ann Skipper Hancock, 47,
of Avon Park;, was recommitted
:for driving while license sus-
S:pended:::or revoked, habitual
.offender.
; *Jonathan David Taylor,: 37, of
Avon Park, was registered a's a
criminal for possession of
cocaine; and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
SJuan Antonio Vasquez, 29, of
'Homestead, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor warrant for petit theft.
Porfirio Jimenz Vigil, 37, of
Avon Park, was charged with'
probation violation, misde-
meanor warrant for. violation,
injunction, protection against
domestic violence.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 25:
: Franklin Trenton 'Gordon, 36,
of Avon Park, awaiting, trial for
attaching registration license
plate not assigned; and permit-
ting unauthorized person to
drive.
Shimarr Duffun Jackson, 18,
of Wauchula, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle without
valid license.
Jatavious Lejon Lawrence, 19,
of Waverly, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle without
valid license; possession of
cocaine; uttering false instru-
ment; resisting officer, obstruc-
tion by disguised person; and
forgery, altering public record,
certificate, etc.
4 Jameson Glenn McKellar, 28,.
of Lake Placid, was charged with
probation violation, misde-
meanor warrant for possession
of drug paraphernalia; and war-
rant for possession of cannabis.
Carlos Garcia Moreno, 30, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear, failed par-
tial payment program for.no valid
Driver license. .
Santiago Paral Pedrasa, 25, of
Avon Park; awaiting trial for bur-
glary .of occupied dwelling,
unarmed.
Tracy Renee Sowell, 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for larce-
ny, petit, first offense.
Michael Stephen Sramek, 22,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-


Suspicious incident.
04:40, U.S. 27 S.-Central Pawn,
Suspicious vehicle.
04:35, U.S. 27 S.-Wally Wash,
Suspicious vehicle.
03:59, U.S. 27 N.-Denny's, Verbal
disturbance.
03:36, Honeysuckle Dr., Civil
process.
03:22, Savage St., Civil process.
02:55, Valerie Blvd.; Suspicious
incident.
02:40, S. Avon Way, Transport.
02:29, U.S. 27 N.-Shell Station
USA Grocery, Suspicious incident.
02:18, S.R. 17, Abandoned vehi-
cle.
02:12, Kenilworth Blvd., Accident
with unknown injury.
01:55, Joe Hilton St., Suspicious
person.
01:35, Arbuckle Creek Rd.,
Reckless driver.
01:28, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical, Verbal
disturbance.
01:27, Kenilworth Blvd,-Little
Froggies Ink, Suspicious vehicle.
00:50, Hal McRae Blvd., Verbal
disturbance.
00:42, Jaguar Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:25, S.R. 17, Suspicious per-
son.
00:24, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Shell
Food Mart, Suspicious incident.
00:22, Sebring Square-Pet
Supermarket, Verbal disturbance.
00:20, No address, Mentally ill.
00:18, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Assist agency.
00:16, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Suspicious person.
00:04, W. Main St.-Avon Park
Community Center, Disturbance
fight.

Jan. 23
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 1 missing juvenile (1 .missing
adult), 40 traffic stops, 4 child abuse
(1 adult abuse), 3 juvenile trouble, 1
domestic injunction (1 domestic
injunction delayed, 1 battery, 2 bat-
tery delayed), 5 attempted suicides,
32 watch orders, 57 EMS, 13
alarms and 1 fire alarm.
23:53, Lemon. Rd. N.W., Assist
noise ordinance.
23:51, Savona Dr.-The Preserves
of Sun 'N Lakes, Suspicious vehicle.
23:44, U.S. 27, Assist agency.


session of marijuana, not more
than 20 grams; and possession
of: narcotic equipment and/or
use.

.The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday; Jan. 24:
Francisco Oliveros Alvarez,
42, of Lake Placid, awaiting trial,.
for carrying concealed weapon or,
firearrmi; "aggravated battery on
person using a deadly weapon;
and using firearm under influ-
.ence of alcohol.
Adolfo Juarez Carranza, 38, of
Avon Park, awaiting. trial for.
resisting officer, obstruction
-without violence; domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike;
false identification given to law
enforcement officer; and warrant,
failure to. appear, court-ordered
,payment for petit,/retail theft :
Laurencio Ortiz Casarrubias,
35, of Avon Park, awaiting. trial
.for domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
Ubaldo Davila, 56, of Avon
Park, was charged with probation
violation, misdemeanor warrant
for driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, and personal
property damage.
Maklavius Dion Hill, 20, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
probation violation, felony war-
rant for shooting or throwing
missile into building or vehicle..
SJoseph Mathis, 45, of
SSebring, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or simple assault,
intent threat to do violence.
Ediberto MeJia-Hernandez, 40,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or battery,.
touch or strike; and resisting offi-
cer, obstruction without violence.
Brandan Kreigh Orman, 22, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or
strike.
Gary .William Reed, 49, of
Lorida, awaiting trial for driving
while license suspended, first
offense; and Hardee County war-
rant, failed to pay fine for driving
while license suspended.
Rudolph Calvin Thomas, 42,
of Frostproof, awaiting trial for
driving while license suspended,
first offense.

The. following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Jan. 23: -
Sherry Lynn Angeletti, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense.
+ Jesus Vargas Barrios, 29, of
Lake Placid, was committed for
operating motor vehicle without
valid license.
+ Samuel. Louis Bissell, 58, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of cocaine; and tamper-
ing with, fabricating or destroy-
ing physical evidence.
Alexis Markita Chandler, 19, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for lar-
ceny, petit, first offense.
Mary Ann Daniels, 40, of
Okeechobee, was recommitted
for possession of narcotic equip-


23:27, Tangerine Rd. N.W.,
Reckless driver.
23:19, Steiner Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:14, Memorial Dr., Theft
delayed.
23:02, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
person.
23:00, Villa Rd., Suspicious inci-
dent.
22:46, Magnolia St., Animal com-
plaint.
22:44, Tangerine Rd. N.W.,
Reckless driver.
22:41, Roadrunner Ave., Sexual
offender. .
22:32, Aston-Martin Dr., Sexual
offender.
22:21, Peters Rd., Suspicious
incident.
22:18, Arbuckle Creek Rd.-Dee's
Dinner Lake, Sexual offender.
22:11, Carver Dr., Sexual offend-
er.
21'59, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Sexual offender.
21:34, S. Self Ave.-Durham
Martin Field, Suspicious incident.
21:31, Murray Ct., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:30, Palm St., Harassment
delayed.
21:27, Carter Ct., Suspicious inci-
dent.
21:26, Hawk St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
21:17, Brighton Rd., Suspicious
person.
21:16, E. Main St.-Donaldson
Park,. Suspicious vehicle.
21:13, Ferrari Dr., Assist agency.
21:04, Sturgeon Dr., Reckless
driver.
20:58, Magnolia Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
20:54, Martin Luther King Terrace
Apts., Theft delayed.
20:36, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
person.
20:20, U.S. 27 S.-Royal Palm
Bowling Center, Trespassing.
20:13, S.R. 70, Highway obstruc-
tion.
20:09, Myrtle Beach Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
20:08,. U.S. 27 N.-Olive Garden,
Disabled vehicle.
19:52, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
19:32, C.R. 621, Accident without
injury.
19:14, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
19:08, N. Riverdale Rd., Theft


ment and/or use..
* Felipe DeJesus, 19, of
Mayford, Delaware, awaiting trial
for false identification' given to
law enforcement officer; larceny
or theft; and uttering false bank
bill, note, check or draft.
+- Emiliano Delacruz, 52, of
Frostproof, was committed for
driving with expired driver
license for more than four
months.
* Rodney Alvin Green II, 25, of
Lakeland, was committed for
knowingly driving while license
suspended or revoked, second
offense.
* Edzer Guillaume, 20, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial, felony war-
rant for larceny or grand theft;
warrant for criminal mischief;
and warrant for burglary of unoc-
cupied conveyance, unarmed,
two-counts.
* Carlos Hernandez, 28, of
Wauchula, was committed for
operating motor vehicle without
valid driver license.
+ James Michael Huggins, 47,
of Lorida, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear, pre-trial confer-
ence for driving while license
suspended or revoked, commit-
ted second or subsequent
offense.
* Jeffery Allen King, 43, of
Frankfurt, Ky., was charged on a
Collier County warrant for using
or possessing drug parapherna-
lia.
J. Jesus Leon, 33, of Lake
Placid, was registered as a crimi-
nal for criminal use of personal
identification.
SHerwin Lopez, 19, of Lake
Alfred, awaiting trial for operat-
ing motor vehicle without valid
license.
* Hector Luis Lugo,'21, of Avon'
Park, was charged on a Hardee
County warrant, failure to appear
for no valid driver license.
* Blanca Leydi Macias, 21, of
Avon Park, was committed for
operating motor vehicle without
valid license.
* Thomas Allen Peacock, 19, of
Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for driving while license
suspended or revoked with
knowledge, habitual.
* Victor Perez, 19, of Avon Park,
Immigration detainer for munici-
pal ordinance violation.
+ Paul Petrouce Prosper, 32, of
Lakeland, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Wayne Cecil Smith, 55, of
Avon Park, was charged on a
Polk County warrant for failure of
sexual offender to report change
of address.
* Alvin Hiran Suarez, 38, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for driv-
ing while license suspended, first
offense; possession of narcotic
equipment and/or use; warrant,
probation violation, misde-
meanor or community control for
possession of cocaine; and driv-
ing under the influence of alcohol
or drugs.


delayed.
18:59, U.S. 27, Fire brush.
18:53, S.R. 64 W.-Avon Park
Airport, Suspicious incident.
18:36, U.S. 27 S.-Beall's Outlet,
Theft IP.
18:35, E.O. Douglas Ave.,
Harassment.
18:35, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
18:31, U.S. 27 S.-Pizzano's Pizza
Grinderz, Accident with unknown
injury.
18:28, Hardee County, Assist
agency.
18:23, U.S. 27 S.-Avon Shopping
Center, Suspicious incident.
18:18, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
18:12, White Cedar Rd., Reckless
driver.
1.8:05, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
17:55, Brunns Rd., Shooting in
area.
17:49, Marlin Dr., Assist public-
ATC.
17:48, Sparta Rd., Radar request.
17:32, U.S. 27 S.-Mid Florida
Credit Union, Felony, fraud/embez-
zlement.
17:23, N. Orange St., Suspicious
incident.
17:12, Rolls Lane, Shooting in
area.
17:10, Smoke Signal, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
17:01, U.S. 27 N.-Sun Trust Bank,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
16:45, S. DeSoto Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
16:44, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
16:41, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Food Mart, Felony, fraud/embezzle-
ment.
16:39, Alan St., Radar request.
16:28, Haw Branch ,Rd.-Country
Club of Sebring, Shooting in area.
16:26, Patton Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
16:23, U.S. 27 S.-Sun Trust Bank,
Suspicious incident.
16:20, Duffer Rd., Fire.
16:20, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid
Police Department, Harassment
delayed.
16:05, No address, Mentally ill.
16:05, U.S. 27 N.-Gate Station,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
16:05, U.S. 27 N.-Sun Trust Bank,
Accident without injury.
15:58, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Assist public-
ATC.
15:56; N. U.S. 27-General Auto
Repairs, Lost or stolen tag.
15:56, 338 Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
15:48, E. Ben Hicks St.,.
Suspicious incident.
15:45, Mare Path, Suspicibus
incident.
15:43, W.Pleasnt St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Lost or stolen
tag.
15:42, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
15:39, S. U.S. 27-Nelli's Cafe,
Accident without injury.
15:39, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
15:30, Sparrow Ave., Theft
delayed.
15:26, Blue Hammock Rd., Fire.
15:26, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
15:25, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police. Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:23, Lakeview Dr.-Dollar
General, Accident without injury.
15:12, Plaza Ave.-Family Dollar,
Accident-hit and run.
15:02, W. State St., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
14:33, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
14:33, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
14:25, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Property found.
14:24, Lakeview Dr.-Veterans
Beach, Suspicious vehicle.
14:20, S.R. 66, Reckless driver.
14:08, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
14:07, U.S. 27 S.-Dollar Tree,
Suspicious incident.
14:02, N. Mango St., Assist
agency.
14:01, U.S. 27 S.-Publix, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
13:56, U.S. 27 N.-Florida Hospital
Lake Placid, Follow-up.
13:54, U.S. 27 S.-Bank of
America, Accident without injury.
13:52, W. Reed Rd., Suspicious
incident.
13:47, U.S. 27 S.-Sleeping Beauty
Supply, Theft.
13:47, W. Winthrop St.-Avon
Elementary, Radar request.
13:28, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
Placid High School-Follow-up.


13:20, Lake Sebring Dr., Follow-
up.
13:15, McGahee Ave., Burglary
delayed.
13:12, U.S. 27 N.-JC Penney,
Theft delayed.
13:02, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
12:53, E. Main St.-Avon Park City
Hall, Assist public-ATC.
12:41, Margaret, Theft delayed.
12:39, U.S. 27, Animal complaint.
12:34, Sebring Parkway, Accident
with unknown injury.
12:17, U:S. 27, Assist agency.
11:58, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Accident without injury.
11:50, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from
court.
11:41, S. Tangerine Dr.-Lake
Placid Middle School, Disturbance.
11:41, Peugeot St., Suspicious
person.
11:19, U.S. 27 N.-CVS, Accident
without injury.
11:18, U.S. 27 S.-Village Inn,
Accident without injury.
11:17, Magnolia St., Harassment
delayed.
11:17, Lime St., Sexual offender.
11:04, C.R. 635, Miscellaneous
incident.
10:45, N. Highlands Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
10:40, U.S. 27 N.-Florida Hospital
Lake Placid, Assist public-ATC.
10:29, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office,
Recommitted from court.
10:18, Lakewood Rd., Civil dis-
pute.
10:10, E. Arbuckle Branch Rd.-
SAvon Park High School, Felony,
fraudlembezzlement.
09:53, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
09:36, N. Anoka Blvd.-Little
Darlings, Trespassing.
09:26, Lake Josephine Dr., Fire
brush.
09:24, U.S. 27-X2 (Lake Francis
Rd.), Fire brush.
09:24, U.S. 27, Fire,
09:21, S.R. 66, Suspicious inci-
dent.
09:02, W. Main St.-Arc Ridge
Area, Fire.
08:56, N. U.S. 27-Office Depot,
Verbal disturbance.
08:32, Green Dragon Dr., Radar
request.
08:22, Gem Stone Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
08:17, S. Highlands Ave.-
Children's Advocacy Center,
Miscellaneous incident.
08:09, Pointe East, Follow-up.
, 08:01, Jones Dr., Burglary
delayed.
07:54, Parkview Dr., Fire.
07:45, Randall Rd., Sexual
offender.
07:24, Orduna Dr., Fire.
07:22, Harl, Sexual offender.
07:10, S. Overlook Terrace,
Sexual predator.
06:55, Red Water Place, Fire.
.06:52, Overlook Place, Sexual
offender.
06:49, Wood Ave., Suspicious
incident.
06:48, Washington Blvd., Radar
request.
06:42, S.R. 17 N.-Sebring Resort
Mobile Home Park, Sexual offender.
06:33, U.S. 27 N.-Gate Station,
Assist agency.
06:31, Thunderbird Rd., Sexual
offender..
06:18, Lime Rd. N.W., Assist with
water violation.
05:18, Paradise, Miscellaneous
incident.
05:07, Lemon Ave.-New
Testament Mission, Verbal distur-
bance.
04:38, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Shell
Food Mart, Suspicious person.
03:53, Hicks & Brown Enterprises
payphone, Assist public-ATC.
03:30, Highlands Blvd.-Lupita
Grocery, Suspicious vehicle.
03:02, Memorial Dr.-Crystal Lake
Club Mobile Home Park, Suspicious
person.
02:12, Kenilworth Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
01:38, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
01:12, Sebring Siuare-Shooter's
Bar and Grill, Suspicious person.
01:02, Grove Circle, Suspicious
incident.
00:56, Gaster Rd., Suspicious
person.
00:22, Jacklin Ave., Suspicious
person.
00:18, Center Ave., Assist public-
ATC.
00:08, S. Highlands Ave.,
Suspicious person.
00:07, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.


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IndyCar champ Dixon


returns to Sebring


photo courtesy of americanlemans.com
Scott Dixon (left) will drive at Sebring with Gil de Ferran (center) and Simon Pagenaud.


Special to the News-Sun
Current Indianapolis 500
and IndyCar Series champion
Scott Dixon will rejoin de
Ferran Motorsports for the
57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours
of Sebring presented by
Fresh from Florida, the debut
for the drivers and crew in
America's greatest sports car
race.
Dixon, Simon Pagenaud
and team owner Gil de Ferran
will drive the new Acura
ARX-02a LMP1 entry.
The 28-year-old New


Zealander drove with de
Ferran and Pagenaud in
LMP2 at Road Atlanta's Petit
Le Mans in October, his sec-
ond start in the American Le
Mans Series.
The trio finished fifth in
class and eighth overall. All
three will drive at the
American Le Mans Series'
annual Winter Test at Sebring
International Raceway this
week.
"What a great opportunity
to be driving for de Ferran
Motorsports again," enthused


Dixon. "The 10-hour Petit Le
Mans back in October last
year was a fantastic experi-
ence for me. I loved the
team's spirit and cama-
raderie. Like everyone else ;i
am really looking forward to':
getting behind the wheel of;
the brand new Acura ARX-.
02a and will be testing witlb-
Gil and Simon for two dayg,
this week."
Dixon will test de Ferran"
Motorsports' new Acura;.
ARX-02a LMP1 entry this'
Continued on page 3B -


Streaks get past Tornadoes


By DAN HOEH
daniel.hoehne@newss
PALMETTO It
while to finally settle
minutes couldn't de
District 10-4A Toun
opening match-up
Sebring and Booker
Through two, 1(
overtime periods,
wasn't settled.
And even after ea
sent five players
penalty kicks, th
remained tied.
But on the third
the second set of
kicks, Blue Strea
Jimenez found the
the net and Ryan
had one more save
him for an 8-7
moves Sebring


NE
sun.com
t took a
e it as 80
-cide the
nament's
between

3-minute
it still

ach team
in for
e game

round of
penalty
k Jazan
back of
Cochran
e left in
win that
into a


Wednesday night,
contest with dis- Sebri
trict leader
Palmetto. 8
The Blue. Book
Streaks habit of
getting off to slow
starts continued to 1I
be the mode, as the
undermanned Tornado
squad, with just one reserve,
got on the board first less
than nine minutes into the
game.
Sebring answered just
over a minute later as Daniel.
Klatt converted a header for
his first career goal.
Booker, however, took the
lead back when, after a foul
in the box, Aldo Castro
scored on a penalty kick at
the 26:03 mark.
The Streaks had opportu-
nities to tie it, but a Jimenez
shot-on-goal went wide at
35:18, and the Tornadoes
had a chance to extend, it, but
Cochran made a nice, sliding
save on a bended direct kick
just before the first half


'Savor it and

take this

momentum to

Wednesday

night.'

TIM BOULAY
Sebring head coach


ended.
"We really stress condi-
tioning," Sebring head coach
TIm Boulay said. "I can't
figure out why we aren't as
good in the first half, but ad
the game goes on, we have
the advantage because of our
conditioningg"
And though that became
apparent as the Streaks
ng were the aggressors in
the second half, Booker
fought tooth-and-nail to
r keep their season alive.
Things did get evened
up again at the 55:28
mark when Klatt again
knocked one off his nog-
gin into the net to make it 2-
2 where it would stay.
through the end of regula-
tion.
Sebring had some near
misses to end things in the
first overtime, with a Buck
Schroeder kick sailing just
high and an Austin Brady
header attempt veering just
wide of the goal.
On to the best-of-five
penalty kicks, each team kept
matching the other, making
the first three, missing the
fourth and connecting on the
fifth to make it 6-6.,
The match then went into
the equivalent of baseball
'extra innings' with each
team having a penalty kick
and any difference in each


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Daniel Klatt uses his feet to get the ball past this Tornado defender, but Klatt made
ample use of his head Monday night. The senior scored the first two goals of his high
school career, both on headers, to keep things tied, 2-2, in regulation, before he added a
penalty kick in the late-going of the Blue Streaks district tournament win over Booker.


segment proving the differ-
ence.
Sebring's Elisha Klatt
made his in the first go-
round, but so did Tornado
Mick Stoner.
Washley Jean's shot for
the Streaks went wide, but
John Frelinghuysen's
attempt was saved by
Cochran.
It was then that Jimenez
got one through and Cochran
shut the door to send the


Streaks to a Wednesday
night contest with district
leader Palmetto.
"I have to give Booker so
much credit," Boulay said.
"I had the deep bench, could
substitute guys in and out,
but they hung in there and
battled us the whole way.
"The guys all stepped up,"
he continued. "(Leading
scorer) Buck (Schroeder)
wasn't at 100-percent and
we really got contributions


from everyone. Daniel
(Klatt) had a big game and,
as usual, I can't say enough
about Ryan (Cochran)."
'And with the date at
Palmetto against the unde-
feated Tigers looming,
Boulay had words of advice
for 'the Streaks during the
post-game talk.
"Savor this game," he
said. "Savor it and take this
momentum to Wednesday
night."


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Hoehne 5:

Flying oranges;

corrections and:

other stuff
In a recent column I men-
tioned the silliness of having
Avon Park and Sebring play-
ing against each other in a
district tournament game at
Palmetto.
It was, in fact, kind of
crazy for two schools, 12 .
miles apart, to have to drive .
an hour and a half to face
one another.
For me, the long drive got
a little harrowing as I made
a return trip to Palmetto for
the boys district soccer tour--;
nament.',"': "' '
This time, Sebring was
going to be facing Sarasota '
Booker, so, no objection to
the neutral setting.
But driving behind an
orange truck (a truck haul-
ing oranges, not just a truck -
in Halloween coloring) along -
Hwy. 64 can get a little
dicey.
At certain bumps or
curves in the road, random
oranges kept flying out the
back, from about 15-feet up,
sending them on big, arcing
bounces those that didn't
immediately splatter.
I'd like to say I was adept,
and skilled enough, or that I'
Continued on page 5B 7


Central Security, Seminole Tire

teams win in L.P. Senior action


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Central Security team
defeated the Lake Placid
Marine team by a score of 9-
2 in Lake Placid Senior
Softball league play on
Monday, Jan. 26 at the Lake
June ball fields.
Rather than a lack of well-
hit balls, it was outstanding
fielding plays that held the
Mariners to two runs.
Don Thomas, a 74-year
old Korean conflict Army
veteran, led the defensive
effort with a catch of a line
drive and two other fielding
plays that started double
plays squashing scoring
efforts by the Lake Placid
Marine team.
The busy Thomas, in the
winter is the official scorer
for South Florida Community
College and unpires a Senior
League in Sebring.
In the summer, this
Michigan native who retired


from Grand Valley State
University, works for the
Detroit Tigers organization
as a scorer for the Western
Michigan White Caps and
also was a past scout for the
Cincinnatti Reds.
Dana Hurlbut led the
Security men at the plate
with four hits followed by
manager Charlie Quinn,
John Miller, Larry Oser and
Richard Rivera with three
hits each.
Hurlbut, Miller and
Rivera also made some
excellent catches in the field
to take away hits.
The hard-luck Mariners
only managed nine total
hits, all singles, with Tom
Giownik, Larry Lane and
Victor Rodriquez having
two each.
Play on the other field
saw a little higher scoring
event, but still close game
as Seminole Tire held on for
a 17-13 win over Michelle
Z1


Yates Insurence.
The cloudless day caused
a sun-plagued field which
frequently causes miss-
plays in the outfield.
Jeff Stanley led the
Tiremen with four hits,
including a 3-run homer.
Ed Engler, Jess
Hathaway, John Ladensack,
Glenn Minnick and Tom
Walsh also chipped in three
hits each for the winners.
Fred Cooper and Paul
Brand were 3-for-3 and Ray
Heissenberg was 2-for-3
with a home run for the
Yates team.
The Central Security and
Schoonis teams now lead
the league with records.of 3-
2 followed by Lake Placid
Marine and Seminole Tire at
3-3 and Yates Insurance at
2-3 in this well balanced
league.
The 20-game season will
continue through March.


LPMS second at Super Bowl
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Cheer and


Dance


Courtesy photo
The Lake Placid Middle School cheerleaders got a taste of the Super Bowl experience and
brought home a big trophy as well. The local cheerleading squad attended the NFL Super
Bowl Cheer and Dance Competition at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday,
Jan. 24 and came home with a second-place finish. The event was part of the NFL
Experience and was designed to give local dance and cheer teams an opportunity to show-
case their talents in a fun and positive atmosphere. The competition showcased junior high,
high school, and All-Star cheer and dance teams. The cheerleaders also participated in a
Cheer Clinic where they met special guests, including Tampa Bay football players, Olympic
Gold Medal gymnast Shawn Johnson, Racing Series driver Audrey Zavodsky, the Tampa
Bay Buccaneer cheerleaders, and the New Orleans Saintsations. "The girls performance
was absolutely spotless," said head coach Kerry Lanier. "I am so proud of them for work-
,ing together as a team to accomplish so much this past year."


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THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 3
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17, OT
Sunday, Jan. 4
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, Jan. 10
Baltimore 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 CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 37 9 .804 -
Philadelphia 21 22 .48814%
New Jersey 20 25 .44416%
New York 19 25.432 17
Toronto 18 28.391 19
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 33 10 .767 -
Atlanta 26 18 .591 7Y2
Miami 24 19.558 9
Charlotte 18 26.40915%Y
Washington 9 35.20524%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 34 8 .810 -
Detroit 24 19 .55810%
Milwaukee 22 26.458 15
Chicago 18 27.40017Y2
Indiana 17 27:386 18
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division


San Antor
New Orlea
Houston
Dallas
Memphis


W L Pct GB
lio 29 14 .674 -
ins 27 14 .659 1
28 18.609 2%2
25 19 .568 4Y%
11 32 .256 18
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB


Denver 29 15 659 -
Portland -27 17.614 2
Utah 25 20 .556 4%
Minnesota 16 27.37212Y
Oklahoma City 10 35.22219%
Pacific Division
W .L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 35 8 .814 -
Phoenix 25 18 .581 10
Golden State 14 31 .311 22
L.A. Clippers .10 34 .22725%
Sacramento 10 35 .222 26
Sunday's Games
Boston 124, Dallas 100
L.A. Lakers 99, San Antonio 85
Phoenix 104, Atlanta 99
Toronto 11,; Sacramento 97
Minnesota 109, Chicago 108, OT
Indiana 98, Charlotte 93
Denver 117, Utah 97
Golden State 107, L.A. Clippers 92
Monday's Games
Phoenix 103, Washington 87
Miami 95, Atlanta'79
New York 104, Houston 98
Minnesota 90, Milwaukee 83
Oklahoma City 94, New Jersey 85
New Orleans 101 Philadelphia 86
Portland 113, L.A. Clippers.88
:i: Tuesday's Games
Indiana at Orlando, late
Sacramento at Cleveland, late
Denver at Memphis, late
San Antonio at Utah late,' i :.
Charlotte at L.A. Lalkers, late
Wednesday's Games
Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m.
SToronto at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. ,
Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at New York,'7:30 .m..
Washington at Miami, 7:30 -pm.
Detroit at Minnesota 8 p.m:
Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Golden State at Dallas, 9 p.m.
Charlotte at Portland, 10 p.m.
Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W LOTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 29 15 3 61. 145118
N.Y. Rangers' 8'16: 4 60127125-
Philadelphia :25 12' 9 '59 151137
Pittsburgh., 23 '2,i.,4 50 144146'
N.Y. Isanders' 13 29.: 13:1 15164
",^. Northeast Divislod
':::iW L OTPts GF GA
Boston 34 8 5 731.68106
Montreal 27 13 6-60145127
Buffalo 24 18 5 53135 133
Toronto 17 22 8 42 136 168
Ottawa 16 21 7 39108129
Southeast Divisiori
W L OT Pts GF GA
Washington 30 15 3 63153138
Carolina .23 20 5 51121142
Florida 21 17 8 50129132
Tampa Bay 16 21 10-42 121 145
Atlanta 17 26 5 39144172
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 31 9 6 68173133
Chicago 25 12 8 58152114
Columbus 22 20 5 49129133
Nashville 20 23 3 43111134
St. Louis 19 23 4 42133149
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 28 14 4 60146138
Edmonton 24 19 3 51132138
Vancouver 22 19 7 51137137
Minnesota 23 20 3 49117107
Colorado 23 23 1 47131 140
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 34 6 5 73160108
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The top 25 teams in The Associated
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place votes in.parentheses, records
through Jan: 25; total points based on
25 points for a:first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-
vious ranking: I
Record Pts Pvs
1. Duke (62), :18-1 1,789 2
2. Connecticut (6) 18-1 1,694 3
3. Pittsburgh (3) 18-1 1,647 4,,
4.-Oklahoma (1) 19-1 1,539 6..:
'5. North Carolina 17-2 1,529 5::
6. Wake Forest., 16-1 1,509. 1;
:7; Louisville '-15-3I 1;351 9
8. Marquette ': 17-2 1,20911 ;;
9. Michigan St. 16-34 1,136 7.'
10. Xavier 17-2 1,08415
11.Texas 14-4 1,01714
12. Clemson 17-2 929 10
13. Butler 18-1 916 16
14. Arizona St. 16-3 834 17
15. Syracuse 17-4 808 8.
16 Purdue 15-4 724 18
17. UCLA 15-4 544 13
18. Memphis 16-3 530 22
19. Illinois 17-3' 401.25
20. Gonzaga 14-4 381 23
21. Villanova 15-4 276 20
22. St Mary's, Ca. 18-1- 247 -
23. Washington 15-4 218 -
24. Kentucky 164
25. Georgetown ,, 126." '189 12 '' '
Others receiving votes: Notre Dame
154, .Minpesota 138, Kansas 84, Florida
65, Missouri 2,'Virginia Tech. 37 ,
Baylor 34,West'Virginia32, avidson
:27, Utah St23, Dayton 14,' California
13, UNLV 4,FloridaStf 3; Ohio St. 1,
Va. Commonwealth .


The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' women's college basketball poll,
with first-place votes inparentheses,
records through Jan. 25 total points
based on 25 points for a first-place vote
through one point for a 25th-place vote
and previous ranking:
'Record Pts Pvs
1; Connecticut (45)'19-6 1,125 1
2. klahona-, 16-2: 1,062 3
3. Duke 17-1 1,002 4.
4. a "ylor 17-1 997""5
5. Auburn 20-0 959 6
6. Louisville 19-1 906 7
7. California 16-2 843 8
8. Maryland 16-3 773 12
9. Stanford 15-4 747 11
10. North Carolina 17-3 716 2
11. Texas A&M 15-3 697 9
12. Florida 18-2 595 15
13. Tennessee 15-4 593 10
14. Kansas St. 17-1 490 18
15. Ohio St. 16-3 466 19
16. Texas 14-4 448 14
17. Notre Dame 15-3 443 13
18. Florida St. 17-4 347 22
19. Virginia 15-4 307 16


20. Vanderbilt 15-5 246 17
21. Pittsburgh 14-4 168 25
22. Iowa St. 15-4 130 -
23. Xavier 17-4 118.-
24. S. Dakota St. 19-2 97 -
25. DePaul 15-5 86 -
Others receiving votes: Rutgers 60,
Oklahoma St. 52, Marist 46, Georgia
Tech 39, New Mexico 23, Middle
Tennessee 12, Boston College 10,
Montana 6, Gonzaga 5, Bowling Green
S4, Indiana 3, Arizona St. 2, San Diego
St. 1, Va. Commonwealth 1.
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American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Assigned INF
Oscar Salazar outright to Norfolk (IL).
.DETROIT TIGERS-Agreed toterms
with RHP Kyle Bloom, RHP Alfredo
Figaro, RHP Chris Lambert, OF Timo
Perez, RHP:Zach Simons, C Dusty
Ryan, INF Michael Hollimon%.ad OF .
Cper Wells,on minor league con-
tracts.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Zack Greinke on a four-
year contract.
NEW YORK YANKEES-Agreed to
terms with LHP Andy Pettitte on a one-
year contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Agreed to
terms with OF Jason Lane and INF
Brandon Fahey to minor league con-
tracts.
National League
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Geoff Geary and LHP Wandy
Rodriguez on one-year contracts.
MILWAUKEE-BREWERS-Agreed to
terms with INF Craig Counsell on a one-
year contract.
1LOSANGELES DODGERS-Agreed to
terms With C Brad Ausmus on a one-
year contract
NEW YORK METS-Agreed to terms
with LH-P Jon Switzer, RHP Kyle Snyder
and OF Rob Mackowiak onninor
league contracts:: "'a.7
PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Claimed RHP
Virgil Vzquez off waivers from San Diego.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CAROLINA PANTHERS-Named Ron
Meeks defensive coordinator.
CLEVELAND BROWNS-Announced the
resignation of vice chairman Bob Kain.
Announced the resignation of director
of player personnel T.J. McCreight.
DALLAS COWBOYS-Signed'DT Tim
Anderson and CB Michael Hawkins.
STENNESSEE TITAN^-SOigned DE
Charles'e8nnett, DE L.ariry'Birdirie, OT
Pete Clifford, C-G Doug Datish, C-G
Fernando Velasco, CB Tanard Davis, CB
Christian Morton, TE Matthpw Mulligan,
C Jason Murphy, DT LaJtan Ramsey
and WR Craphonso Thorpe:
HOCKEY.
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Recalled LW Drew
Miller and D Brendan Mikkelson from
Iowa (AHL).
BOSTON BRUINS-Recalled G Tuukka
Rask from Providence (AHL).
BUFFALO SABRES- -RecHlid D Marc-
Andre Gragnani from Portland (AHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Recalled LW
Pascal Pelleiter from Rockford (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Placed C
Nikita Filatov on injured reserve,
-retroactive to Jah. 18.
EDMONTON OILERS-Recalled F Liam
.Reddox from.Springfield (AHL).
'MONTREAL CANADIENS-Recalled D
Ryan O'Bryne from Hamilton (AHL).
NASHVILLE PREDATORS-Recalled F
Ryan'Jones and D Alexander Sulzer
from Milwaukee (AHL).
PHOENIX COYOTES-Recalled RW
Steven Goertzen from San Antonio
(AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Recalled RW
Steve Downie and G Karri Ramo from
Norfolk (AHL).
COLLEGE
ALABAMA-Announced the resignation
of men's basketball coach Mark
Gottfried. Named Philip Pearson men's
basketball coach.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


TODAY: Boys Soccer at DistrictTournament, Palmetto, if necessary, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY: Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Meet, Port Charlotte, 11:30 a.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Palmetto, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Frostproof, 7 p.m.


THURSDAY: Girls Soccer at Regional Quarterfinal,Trinity Prep, 7 p.m.; Girls Basketball
vs. Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Meet, Port Charlotte, 11:30
a.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Mulberry, 7 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Okeechobee, 5:30/7
Lake Placid p.m.; Boys Soccer at DistrictTournament, Mulberry, if necessary, 7 p.m.


STODAY: Boys Soccer at DistrictTournament, Palmetto, 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.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Booker, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Land O'Lakes, 5
p.m.
Sebring SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invite, Lake Gibson,TBA


SFCC


FRIDAY: Baseball at Lake Sumter CC., 3 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. Palm Beach C.C., 2 p.m.; Softball vs. Santa Fe C.C., 2 p.m.
SUNDAY: Baseball at Central Florida C.C., 12 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball vs. Webber International, 6 p.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. 1L.
Registration forms are available in the
schools, or you may call Michelle or
John Merlo at 465-9477 to obtain a form
or for more information.
League sponsorships are also being
accepted.

Holton Benefit Shoot
SEBRING A fund-raising Benefit
Shoot to help the Holton family will be
held Saturday, Feb. 7 at Wacaster Farm,
3501 Beck Ave.
At $5 per shot, food and prizes are
offered with all proceeds going to the
Holton family who tragically lost
Chloe Lynn, born two-months premature
on Nov. 18, 2008 and after a time at the
Orlando Neonatal unit, was sent home
with her parents, Lawrence and Sarah,
before losing her battle on Jan. 15, 2009.
The community now wants to take part
in helping the family with the extreme
financial obligations that come from pre-
mature birth and the loss of a child.

Thakkar Valentine's Tourney
SEBRING Thakkar and Thakkar
Valentine's Mixed Doubles Tournament
will be at the Thakkar Tennis Center on
Saturday, Feb. 7.
The format is Divisions A B C.
Registration is at 8 a.m.
Cost is $35 per player; HCTA mem-
bers/$45 non-members ($25 non-players
for morning refreshments, lunch and din-
ner includes tax and tip).
Morning refreshments served. Start
time is 8:30 a.m. Lunch is provided.
Sunday, Feb. 8: C Finals at 1 p.m. B
Finals at 1:30 p.m. A Finals at 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6: Special dinner at
Caddy Shack Restaurant at 6:30 p.m.
Tournament draw presented.
SRegistration deadline is at 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, Feb. 3.
Mail with check to: P.O. Box 1408,
Sebring, FL 33871 or drop in courtside
fees box.
For more information, call Lynda at
471-0389 or Bobby at 446-2920.

McFarling Memorial Golf
SEBRING The 3rd Annual Jim
McFarling Memorial Tournament will be
held Saturday, February 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 draw-
ing, men's and ladies closest to pin
prizes; play Hole No. 17 from 150 yards
for donation to fund; mulligans available
for purchase; 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
Panther Creek: Entry fee is $50 per per-
son or $200 per team includes Lunch and
prizes immediately following golf.
Play in Jimmy's tourney and support
junior golf.

L.P. Golf for Graduation
LAKE PLACID A benefit golf tour-
nament will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at
Placid Lakes Country Clue to raise funds
for Lake Placid High School's Project
Graduation.
The four-person scramble tees off at 1


p.m.,after registration and lunch from
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
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 Riun/W lk
:SEBRING The Sebringarsit Choir
is planning a return trip to :t famed
Cardegie Hall in New York Cityand are
holding a fund-raising 51KRaun/Walk' :"
'Saturday, Jan. 31' at c
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 ,$25'5for
race-day registration and $15 f6r stu-
dents 18 and under.
T-Shirts will be given to all who pre-
register.
For more information, call Heather
McIntyre at 385-5036.

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

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

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











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Continued from 1B
week at Sebring.
Dixon enjoyed his most
successful open-wheel racing
season in 2008 scooping the
Indy 500 and the IndyCar
Series Championship at the
wheel of the No. 9 Honda-
Dallara for Target Chip
Ganassi Racing. de Ferran
Motorsports team owner and
2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de
Ferran is delighted to be
including Dixon in his
Sebring lineup.
"The Mobil 1 Twelve
Hours of Sebring is going to
be a huge challenge for us,"
commented Gil. "It is the
first race in the brand new
LMP1 car, the first race of
the 2009 season and the start
of de Ferran Motorsports'
first full season in the
American Le Mans Series. I
am delighted to add Scott to


our lineup again. We worked
very well together at Petit Le
Mans last year and he under-
stands the rationale and
determination of de Ferran
Motorsports. We are all look-
ing forward to the chal-
lenge."
In addition to capturing the
Indy 500 and IndyCar Series
Championship last year,
Dixon's racing r6sum6 is out-
standing with the 2003
IndyCar Series points title,
2001 CART Rookie of the
Year honors and the 2000
Indy Lights points champi-
onship among his achieve-
ments and the 2006 24 Hours
of Daytona victory.
The American Le Mans
Series Winter Test is sched-
uled for today through
Wednesday at Sebring
International Raceway. Daily


'The Mobil 1
Twelve Hours of
Sebring is going
to be a huge
challenge for us.'

GIL de FERRARI
de Ferrari Motorpsorts owner
passes will be available for
$10 with paddock access and
overnight camping prohibit-
ed.
The American Le Mans
Series will open its llth sea-
son with the 57th Mobil 1
Twelve Hours of Sebring pre-
sented by Fresh from Florida
on Saturday, March 21.
SPEED will televise the race
live from 10 a.m. to noon and
2-11 p.m. ET


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Inaugural Highlands Hammock



Half Marathon (13.1 miles) results


Male Champion Doug Morton 1:18.31
Female Champion Virginia Landress
1:47:07
Male Master Winner (40+) Eddie
NeSmith 1:20.17
Female Master Winner Heidi
Crutchfield 1:47.41
Male Grand Master Winner (60+) John
Schwarze 1:49.59
Female Grand Master Winner Judye
Mercer 3:17.01
Female Age Group Finish Order
Maxine Copley 1:50:51, Amanda Kennedy
1:54.20,
Sarah Brooker 1:53.13, Kristi Fredrickson
1:57.35, Holly Koornnef 2:29:37
Kim White 2:04:53, Holly Chamberlain
2:08.29, Karin Tallent 2:16.33, Jennifer
Latham 2:34.21.
Vicki Musselman 1:51.25, Lisa Kinchen
2:24.50.
41 -44 Peggy Sueppel 1:54.40, Jennifer
Glassburn 1:55.38, Evelyn Perez 2:04.39,
Renee Kohl 2:26.12, Liz Carol.2:29.38.
45-49 Darlene Pigman 2:32.56, Darlene
Celentano 2;34.39, Darlene Harris 3:17.38.
50-54 -Laura Griffin 1:48.46, Lessa


Skipper 2:23.48.
55-59 -Dr. Elena Febre 2:35.09, Crystal
Vanderpool 2:58.39.
Male Age Group Finish Order
Matthew Schult 1:38.13
25-29 Daniel Cole 1:40.16
Bobby Respress 1:41.03, Bob Swaine
1:53.30, Ryan Dorrel 2:11.51, Brian Leach
2:28:11, Matt Sboto 2:33.13.
Darryl Wirick 1:34.29, Ken Kandefer
1:35.21, Rob Moulds 1:49.26, Jeff Kasper
2:03.55.
Mike Quigley 1:32.40, Jose Ibanez 1:59.22
David Taylor 2:01.12, Steve Scheck
2:05.04, Mike Lee 2:12.36, Walter Kohl
2:14.16.
Ken Stechert 1:27.40, Steve Marquart
1:54.10, Randy Grice 1:55.19, Mike Martino
1:57.35, Tom Leach 2:10.15, Mason Whidden
2:14.25, Steve Hanken 2:26.47, Virgilio Ileto
2`34.09.
Gary Ruhle 1:41.09, Peter Lewia 1:48.31,
Tom Lucas 1:52.36, Wes Mercer 1:53.33,
Charlie Potter 2:13.48, Abe Lim 2:34.09.
Frank Wenger 2:34.40
70+ Harold Smith 2:19.35
Clydesdale Division: Richard Percy


2:11,12, Virgil McInvale 2:11.53.
Hammock Half 5K Run/Walk Order of
Finish
(1). Charles Mendes 20:29,(2). Jerry
Whidden 21:49, (3) Sunil Kumar 22:59, (4)
Alfredo Perez 24:52, (5) Caitlyn Moulds
26:00, (6) Taylor Tubbs 27:03, (7) John Free
27:05, (8) Emily Smith 27:13, (9) Bridget
Whitelock 27:20, (10) Wade White 27:30,
(11) Joanne Webb 27:43, (12) Mike Kirsch
28:08, (13) Alex Whenton 28:19, (14) Tobey
Smoak 28:22, (15) P.J. Patel 28:47, (16)
Sarah Alvarez 29:20, (17) Fidel Roman
29:57, (18) Lizbeth White 30:34, (19)
Heather Harshman 30:46, (21) Thalla
Escobedo 31:09, (22) Marisa Tolention 31:09,
(23) Ben Tubbs 31:55, (24) Scott Dewig
32:06, (25) Jackie Masar 32:11, (26) Jim
Henry 32:29, (27) Amanda Johnson 33:11,
(28) Summer Foster 33:12, (29) Leslie
Kandefer 34:08, (30) Stacy Landress 34:13,
(31) Mark Ronko 34.42, (32) Ken Hyman
34:46, (33) Cliff Ables 35:41, (34) Sharla
Elliott 36:15, (35) Marcia Percy 36:16, (36)
Mary Ann Henry 36:18, (37) Brana Santana
36:35, (38) Nickolas Pilione 37:56, (39)
Arraitz Unanue 37:56, (40) Christian Nail


38:05, (41) Rebecca Mendes 40:28, (42)
Carissa Mendes 40:29, (43) Kenneth Sanos
41:38, (44) Don Sallee 41:41, (45) Amaia
Unanue 41:52, (46) Bianca 41:52, (47) Alice
Segar 42:12, (48) Pranav Ananthan 46:32,
(50) E.T. Nowell 46:46, (52) Terri Coyle
47:02, (53) Jan Coyle 47:16, (54) Julie Green
49:01, (55) Barbara Martinez 49:35, (56)
Maggie Wenger 49:37, (57)Joey Piecione
50:25, (58) Bill Ridge 51:02, (59) Shirley
Bourne 51:04, (60) Laura Coe 51:35, (61)
Penny Piccione 51:36, (62) Shelia Tubbs
51:36, (63) Caroline Livingston 51:36.5, (64)
Matthew Holmes 52:44,(65) Kenneth Lee
Sarros 53:46, (66) Tiffany Holmes 54:44,
(67) Teresa Mclnvale 54:44, (68) Siddharth
Ananthan 55:42, (69) Gerrilynne Rentz
56:54, (70) Deannia Barr 57:00, (71) Carolyn
Rentz 57:01, (72) Kartik Ananthan 58:30,
(74) Ken Gillie 58:30, (75) Patty Gillie 58:31.

Central Florida Striders Running Club
Event
Head Timer: Dr. Cary Pigman & Chet
Brojek


Reason to celebrate



News-Sun photo by
DAN HOEHNE
Above: Austin
Brady, with his
penalty kick safely
in the back of the
net past the
Booker keeper,
trots back toward
his teammates
Monday at
Palmetto. Below:
Sebring goalkeep-
er Ryan Cochran
is mobbed by joy-
ous teammates
after his final save
in the second
round of penalty
kicks sealed an 8-
7 win for the Blue
Streaks over
Booker in the
opening match of,
the District 10-4A
Tournament
Monday night.


A call to the research department and


things we really needn't


Continued from 1B
had a big butterfly net, to
stock up my citrus collec-
tion.
Instead, I merely had the
chance to test both my
reaction time and my car's
steering capability as I was
dodging flying oranges for
about 45 miles.
In another recent column,
about the Texas high school
girls basketball blowout, a
reader pointed out my lack
of research into the actual
enrollment at Dallas
Academy.
Rather than what most of
the reports, that I had based
my information on, of it
'being a school for girls
with learning differences, it
is not just for girls.
And instead of it being a
high school (which I don't.
think I specifically said), it
is third through 12th
grades, with an overall
enrollment that ranges
between 140-145..
Given that I wear about
five hats in my position
here, I admit I don't always
have the time to do full-on
research to every topic.


Little

lands


Often times, a topic will
come to mind from an arti-
cle or press release I catch
online.
I'll then find a few other
articles relating to it to get
an impression of the gener-
al reaction, taking what
information I've gotten and
then giving my slant on it.
But I do appreciate
someone with the time to
.look such things up for
bringing it to my attention.
In other news, New York
psuedo-Knick, Stephon
Marbury has let it be
known that he has a verbal
agreement that the Boston
Celtics will sign him if and
when his contract-buyout
situation can be worked
out.
Reports out of Boston are
contrary, saying that there
is interest from the Celtics,
in an ideal situation, but
that nothing has been
agreed upon, verbally or
otherwise.
I guess it got my atten-
tion, the continuing soap
opera that is Stephon but
doe's anybody really care?
Speaking of other 'news'


care about
we really shouldn't care
about that I bring to your
attention anyway I read
where Mark McGwire's
brother Jay was selling a
book he wrote that detailed
his big bro's alleged steroid
use.
Apparently the two sib-
lings aren't on speaking
terms, big surprise, though
Jay suggests he wrote it and
hoped to have it published
'out of love;' so that his
brother can face the truth
and thus be free or some-
thing like that.
To me, 'out of love'
would consist of fixing the
rift with your flesh and
blood before writing an
expose that allegedly
reveals a deep, dark secret
and trying to cash in on it.
No publishers, as yet,
have bitten.
Makes me all the more
thankful for the siblings I
have not to mention a
well-handling car.

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


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Courtesy photo
Seven-year old Adrian
Echols of Sebring caught
this 14-pound bass on a
lake in Highlands
Hammock on Saturday.


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CLASSIFIEDS
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1050 Lega

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 08-1015
SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, a special district and a public cor-
poration of the State of Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL YACHTS, LLC, a
Florida Limited Liability Company, its succes-
sors and/or assigns;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a fi-
nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated
in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Parcel 1: Lot 29, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 2: Lot 30, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 3: Lot 31, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 4: Lot 32, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 5: Lot 33, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring; according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County; Flori-
da.
Parcel 6: Lot 34, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 7: Lot 35, Block 344, Unit.16, Sun 'h
Lake Estates of Sebring,according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 8: Lot 36, Block 344, Unit-16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 9: Lot 37, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates. of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 10: Lot 38, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 11: Lot 39, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 12: Lot 42, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 13: Lot 43, Block 344, Unit 16, Sun 'h
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 14: Lot 19, Block 352, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 15: Lot 21, Block 352, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 16: Lot 22, Block 352, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat.
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4,.of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 17: Lot 24, Block 352, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 18: Lot 03, Block 353, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 19: Lot 04, Block 353, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 20: Lot 05, Block 353, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 21: Lot 06, Block 353, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according, to the plat.
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 22: Lot 11, Block 353, Unit 16, Sun.'n
Lake Estates of Sebring,.according to the.plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 23: Lot 12, Block 353, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring; according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 24: Lot 15, Block 353, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 26: Lot 01, Block 354, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according.to'the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4,. of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 27: Lot 03, Block 354, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands.County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 28: Lot 04, Block 354, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 29: Lot 05, Block 354, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 30: Lot 06, Block 354, Unit.16,'Sdn 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of


the Public-Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 31: Lot 07, Block 354, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
J


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da.
Parcel 32: Lot 28, Block 354, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring; according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 33: Lot 29, Block 354, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 34: Lot 01, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 35: Lot 05, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 36:' Lot 09, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 37: Lot 12, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in.Plat Book-10, Page 4, of
the Public Records.of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 38: Lot 13, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun '.n
Lake Estates of.Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 39: Lot 14, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 40: Lot 15, Block 355; Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 1.0;Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 41: Lot 17, Block 355; Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 42: Lot 18, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 43: Lot 19, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 44: Lot 21, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4,,of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 45: Lot 23, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 46: .Lot 24, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to.the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 47: Lot 25, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Recdrds of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 48: Lot 26, Block 355: Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in PlatgBookltOpPage 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 49: Lot 27, BlocK.355; Unit 16; Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da..
Parcel 50: Lot 28,.Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake-Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in. Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands Codnty, Flori-
da.
Parcel 51: Lot 29, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring,2 according to the plat
thereof recorded .n Plat Book 10, Page. 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 52- Lot 31, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10,.Page .4, of
Sthe'Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 53: Lot 32, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 54: Lot 33, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 55: Lot 34, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcpl 56: Lot 35; Block 355, Unit 16,-Sun 'n
.Lake Estates of Sebring, according to .the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 57:- Lot 36, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records'of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 58: Lot 37,/Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in-Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori- .
da.
Parcel 59: Lot 38, Block 355, Unit.16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
*Parcel 60: Lot 39, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da;.
Parcel 6:-.Lot 40, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded .in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 62: Lot 41, Block 355, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 63: Lot 05, Block 357, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book'10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-


da.
Parcel 64: Lot 07, Block 357, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records-of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 65: Lot 09, Block 357, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat


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thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 66: Lot 37, Block 357, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 10; Page.4, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 67: Lot 02, Block 757, Uhit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebting, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book15, Page 61, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 68: Lot 03, Block 757, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 61, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
Parcel 69: Lot 04, Block 757, Unit 16, Sun 'n
Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 61, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
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
17th Day of FEBRUARY, 2009.
SIGNED this 15th day of December, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
(SEAL)
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Admin-
istrator, (941) 534 4690, within two (2) work-
ing days of publication of this Notice of Sale;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TOD
(941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
January 21, 28, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-001620
Division:
CHASE HOME FINANCE'LLC,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
EUGENIO.DIAZ, etal,
.Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EUGENIO DIAZ
4100 THOMPSON AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33875
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN'
TO: CHARMIN P. DIAZ
A/K/A CHARMIN PRESCOTT DIAZ'
4100 THOMPSON AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33875
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 ASSPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
.'W.r'FIa6IN-Bl~IOK-1 147; tAKEWJOD-IER-
RACES; SHEET NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, AT PAGE 94, OF THEl'PUB-l EE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY; LORLIDA.
has been filed against you and'yu a're re-
.quired to serve a copy of your written defes-
es within 30 days after the first publication; if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, ..L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive; Suite 300, Tarrpii;Flbrida
33634, and file the original with hi urt'ei-
,ther before service on Plaintiff!s',tfprney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise i 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: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
January 21, 28, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-22
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN D. DYER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOHN D. DYER,- deceased, whose date of
death was December 27, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870: The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is 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 FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS 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 No-
tice is January 28, 2009. -. ;
Personal Representative:
/s/ Shannon Rozner
9821 Mt. Pleasant Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ William J. Nielander
Florida Bar No. 0386014
172 E. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, Florida 33852


Telephone: (863) 465-8181
Fax: (863) 465-5614
January 28; February 4, 2009


1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008 CA 008281-
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
BHARATI HARPARSAD, ETAL.,
DEFENDANT(S).
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: BHARATI HARPARSAD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BHARATI HARPARSAD
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 80, BLOCK 37, PLACID LAKES SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS'
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 65, 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 16,
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'ofthis court
either 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 filed 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, PA,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-70579(NCM)
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 28; February 4, 2009

Subcontractors Notice of Bid Request
Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals/Bids
For Construction of
Gulf Elementary School
Engineering 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 Enoineerino 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
tim e: ..
FebruarylS,; 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 Chistilna 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





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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09000008PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHANNA A. NOONE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Johan-
na A. Noone, deceased, whose date of death
was November 17, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring; Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
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 28, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/.Judith A. Brazeal
12421 W. Virginia Avenue
Avondale, Arizona 85323
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Elizabeth A. Maxwell
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 720895
Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A.
405 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Telephone: (863) 763-1119
Fax: (863)763-1179
January 28; February 4,20.09


1050 Lea
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-16
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEATHYM.BATTS
a.k.a. LEATHY MARIE BATTS
a;k.a. LEATHY BATTS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LEATHY M. BATTS a.k.a. LEATHY MARIE
BATTS a.k.a. LEATHY BATTS, deceased,
whose date of death was December 14, 2008,
and whose Social Security Number is 466-48-
2227, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's .estate must. file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE. FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE;.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS, SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF'THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FQREVERzBABRED.
NOTWITHSTANDilNG THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTHiABOVE ,>ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEAR~F I. ORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'SDAT OFDEATH IS BARRED.
The'at Dof~[WSf publication of this Notice
is: JANUARY28, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Carol J. Batts
301 N. Verona Ave.
Avon Park, Florida 33825
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ DavidF. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
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1050 -Leg1
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1515-GCS
CITICORP TRUST BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH L. EVANS SR. A/K/A KEN DAVIS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH L.
EVANS SR. A/K/A KEN DAVIS; PAULA S.
EVANS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S),
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S);
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAULA S. EVANS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEND-
ANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, by January 19, 2009, the nature of this
proceeding being a suit, for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following described
property, to wit:
TRACT 2
A PORTION OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SECTION
31, TOWNSHIP 35, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 31; THENCE NORTH 02 DE-
GREES 28'44" EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE
OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 31 A DIS-
TANCE OF 66.08 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 43'29" EAST ALONG
SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
509.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE NORTH 89 DEGREES 43'29" EAST
896.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
43'29" WEST A DISTANCE QF 487.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES"16'31' EAST A
DISTANCE OF 896.00 FEET TO A, POINT ON
SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OFLAKE
JOSEPHINE DRIVE TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
A/K/A
2610 LAKE JOSEPHINE DR.
SEBRING, FL 33875
If you fall to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in. the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 30th day
of JANUARY, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities 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)
955-8771 (TDD) .or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
January 21,28, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08000030GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NEIL A. DRAPAL, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 12, 2008 and entered in Case No.
08000030GCS of the.Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit In and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN AND
WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
the Plaintiff, and NEIL A. DRAPAL; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF NEIL A. DRAPAL N/K/A
AMBER DRAPAL; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 10th day of February, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOTS 18 AND 19, BLOCK 4, HIGHLANDS
PARK ESTATES, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 87, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 204 PATTON AVENUE, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an Interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on January 13, 2009.
LukeE. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07068225 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
"See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
'November 28; December 5,2008


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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-370GCS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PABLO L. MATO A/K/A PABLO LUIS
MATO, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
December 29, 2008 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-370GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff, and
PABLO L. MATO AK/A PABLO LUIS MATO;
LIZZETTE MATO; WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
FA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
10th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
TRACT 7, AVON ACRES UNRECORDED,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE EAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 8, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29
EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 24 MI-
NUTES 07 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF THE EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 8 FOR A
DISTANCE OF 1,425.00 FEET FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES '24 MINUTES 07 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF
285.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES
35 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 748.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00
DEGREES 24 MINUTES 07 SECONDS WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 285.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 45 SEC-
ONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 748.50
FEET TO THE POINT OF.BEGINNING. LESS
AND EXCEPT ROAD RIGHT OF WAY OFF THE
WEST SIDE THEREOF
AK/A 1765 N DRESSEL ROAD, AVON
PARK, FL 33825
Any person claiming an interest In the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on January 13, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08021696 WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMC-R-
ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., .O Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 21, 28, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 08-1-GCS
DIVISION:
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE AND CUSTODIAN
FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-
EQ1 BY: SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SUZANNE MYERS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 9,.
2009, and entered in Case No. 08-1-GCS of
the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
in and for Highlands County, Florida in which
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERI-
CAS, AS TRUSTEE AND CUSTODIAN FOR
SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-EQ1
BY: SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., is
the Plaintiff and MARK CHAPMAN, AS AN
HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF SUZANNE MYERS
A/K/A SUZANNE PAULA MYERS, DECEASED,
DEREK CHAPMAN, AS AN HEIR OF THE ES-
TATE OF SUZANNE MYERS A/K/A SUZANNE
PAULA MYERS, DECEASED,; KELSEY CHAP-
MAN, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF SU-
ZANNE MYERS A/K/A SUZANNE PAULA
MYERS, DECEASED, MARK 'CHAPMAN, AS-
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ES-
TATE OF SUZANNE MYERS A/K/A SUZANNE
PAULA MYERS, DECEASED, MATTHEW
CHAPMAN, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF
SUZANNE MYERS A/K/A SUZANNE PAULA
MYERS, DECEASED, ANDREA M. CHILDERS,
SARAH PICKERING, AS AN HEIR OF THE ES-
TATE OF SUZANNE MYERS A/K/A SUZANNE
PAULA MYERS, DECEASED, STATE OF FLOR-
IDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, are defend-
ants, 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 Un-
known Parties May Claim an Interest as
Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, grantees, or Other
Claimants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement, Highlands County Courthouse,
430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00am
on the 10th day of. February, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure:
LOTS 1 AND 2, IN BLOCK 430, OF SEBRING
SUMMIT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2417 AND 2421 STATE ROAD 17
NORTH, SEBRING, FL 33870-2643 .
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property


owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 12th
day of JANUARY, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
*Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813)221-4743
07-02697
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice of
Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
January 21, 28, 2009


News-Sun Wednesday, January 28, 2009


1050 Legal
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08000032GCS
PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOU, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale' dated
January 14, 2009 and entered in Case No.
08000032GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein PROPERTY ASSET
MANAGEMENT INC., is the Plaintiff, and KOS-
TAS VASSILAKOPOU; CAROLINE VASSILA-
KOPOU; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE -BASEMENT OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, '430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on
the 17th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 341, OF SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC REr
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4548 PEBBLE BEACH DRIVE, SEBR-
ING, FL 33872
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus -from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on January 14, 2009.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L:
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07068015 ADVANTA-CONV-R-cgonazlez
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 28; February 4, 2009

1055 Highlands
1 County Legals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Boar 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 INTERNET 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 sbutler@hcbcc.ora or
Dlemav@hcbcc.ora
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 Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
2nd Floor 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 Internet 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-,
netobidding dates above.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
SHighlands County, Florida
January 25, 28, 30; February 1, 2009


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*Acting as point person for financial issues
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3000
Financial

3050 Bu..siness
3050 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


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 Feb.

060 'Homes for Sale
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
408 Sebring
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
S 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 &.
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW.
$199,000. 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.

4170 Lakefront Property
4170 For Sale
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

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4170 Lakefront Property

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


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
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.
Sebring-26ft trailer w/fully enclosed FL. room
& A/C. Excellent condition. Available 4/1/09.
Located H.W.E., 1004 Hammock Rd.,
Lot 26.$3500OBO.
Call 406-209-4178.
SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call for more info.
or to see units. No pets please.
Call (863)385-7034

I O Mobile Homes
5150 For Rent
LORIDA-2BR/1BA single wide mobile
home. W/D hookup, central AC/Heat.
$500/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. Pet &
child ok. 863-655-3614, Iv message.


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, 2BR 1 bath, close to malls, central 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/lba, 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
Sebring-4103 Sparta Rd. Cracker Trail
Elementary area. Freshly painted 2BR/
1/BA, central air/heat. Utility with w/d,
lawn maint. incl. No pet: $560/mo. +
sec. 863-763-1759 or863-381-2810.
SEBRING-N E W Corstruction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG.,$900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
..PHI 863-655-0311

6200 Unfurnished
00 Apartments
** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $575 & $765
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
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
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the
hill, turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822
DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861.
Hope Villas
Now Renting!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at
$519 plus utilities.
Applicants must be employed
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
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LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
N E w refrig, stove, washer/dyer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953

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6250 Furnished House
LAKE PLACID GOLF RENTAL. New home on
15th tee of Placid Lakes Country Club,
3BR/2BA. No smoking, no pets. $1800/mo.
or $1000/week., utilities incl. Call Pam @
757-574-5177 or 1 suareolace@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


6400 Rooms for Rent
Historic Downtown Sebring. 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.
f0066 Business & Offices
6600 '',For.Rent
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.halnzcenter.com

6650 Won-d to Rent
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 Commercial Rental
Lorida 800 to 7380sf. Zoned B-3. Has
loading ramp & dock. Move-in special.
Lease or buy. Property avail, as needed.
Call for details: 954-547-2279 or
954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883

7000
Merchandise


7020 Auctions
AUCTION
SAT. JANUARY 31ST
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 CAl, CES
Auctioneer
239-242-7661
AB 157/AU 415

71180 Furniture
7180,
WEST COAST FURNITURE
nowaccepting quality
consignment items.
CALL 863-382-7666

7260 MusicMerchandise
HILL-GUSTATMIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS.:
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTSI
Instruments will be cleaned, repilred, 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. Thahks!!!!l

7310 Brgain Buys
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,
tnew, $185. Call 863-699-0390.
Antique oval standing mirror, $125. Call 863-
699-0390.
Car seat, good, dark colors. $20.
Call 863-873-3801.
Couch Bassett, browni queen sleeper, good
cond., $75 obo. 863-465-9470.
Day bed w/trundle & w/mattresses, like new
.condition, $250. Call 863-699-0390.
DESKS (2) Computer Desk w/2 slide-out
shelves & 2 storage shelves, $20 obo; Desk,
5 drawers, $15 obo. 863-465-9470.
Dinette set w/3 bar stools. Glass top tablew/l4
chairs. $500 0B0. Call 863-453-4161.
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.
SLake Placid @
Lake Country Elementary School.
516 CR 29. Inside cafeteria.
Sat., Jan.3)st.7AM-1PM.-
personal Home Spa (electric) Whirpool. For
Ose in bathtub. $45. Call 863-699-1911.


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7310 Bargain Buys
VCR MOVIES approx 200 count. Action, kids.
comedy and horror. $.50 ea obo. Call 863-
465-9470.
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& YardSales

SEB. St. Agnes Annual Flea Market
3840 Lakevlew Dr., Sat. Jan.31st 8-Noon.
You Don't want to miss this one!

Annual Trash & Treasure Sale @
Crystal Lake Club. Sat., Jan. 31st, 2009.
8AM-12 noon. At the clubhouse located
off of Memorial Drive. Sales from
donated items go to charity.
L.P. Annual Trash & Treasure Sale.
Sponsored by the Women of St. James.
Fri-Sat. Jan. 30th & 31st. Clothes, household
items, tools, sports equipment & much, much
more! Doors open at 8AM at the Social Hall,
next to the Church 3380 Placid View Dr., L.P.


7320 Garage & Yard Sales
Lake Placid Trinity Lutheran Ladies
Guild Annual Garage Sale. Fri,
Jan 30th. 7AM-3PM. All kinds of
great buys, don't miss it!! Located
@ 25 Lakeview Ave.
Lake Placid- Block Sale. Melanie Drive.,
Interlake Blvd. to Catfish Creek Rd. left
on Deanna. Sat., Jan. 31st. 9AM-2PM.
Pool table, household & much more!
LP- Moving Sale. We Care Warehouse.
C.R. 621 E. 2 1/2 miles from 27. Fri-Sat,
Jan. 30th & 31st. 8AM-3PM. Soup
to Nuts. Matching sofa & love seat, swivel
chairs, dresser, lamps, paintings, ladies 3
wheel bicycle, household & lots of misc. items
SEBRING 2 Family Sale.119
Sportsman Ave, Fri & Sat, Jan 30
& 31st. Fri 8-4, Sat 8-1. Years of
Treasurers! Don't Miss This One!
Sebring 3208 Golfview Rd.
( Harder Hall area), Sat., Jan. 31st.
7AM-? Multi-family sale.
Lots of misc. Electric engraver.
Something foreveryone!!


7320 Garage & Yard Sales
SEBRING AT 4118 Elson Ave. Yard Sale for
Christ Lutheran Church, Sat Jan 31st, 8 am -
2 pm. Lots of Stuff! Including furniture &
clothing, priced to sell.
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.
SEBRING- BUSINESS SALE!
7754 S. George Blvd., off HWY 27
& 66. Wed-Thur-Fri, Jan. 28th,
29th & 30th. 8AM-4PM.


Sebring- Multi Family Sale.
4532 Muriel Ave., near Highlands
County School Board. Sat., Jan. 31st.
8AM-? Adult/children clothing,
pictures & lots of other misc. items!!
VILLAGE YARD SALE
SAT. JAN. 31ST
8AM-INOON
RAIN DATE FEB. 7TH
MARANATHA VILLAGE
Arbuckle Creek Rd.


7520 Pets&Supplies


Free puppies to good home. Pitbull/shepherd Tran
mix, 8 wks old. Call 863-655-6877, please
leave message.

NOTICE 9100
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Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.


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9000


sportation

Motorcycles & ATVs
Z nieiiuiin i au


UUo YamaIha Raputor 66oou v, xc.
condition. Used very little, like new!
$3500 OB0. 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,


SSebring, FL. Cal t 863-382-7666b .

94 5 OAutomotive for Sale
ROCr90tion 1990 Olds Cutiess Suorm.Wie


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.


6 cyl., 4 door. 61,800 miles. $1100
OBO. Call 863-382-6741
1999 BUICK CENTURY 4 DOOR SEDAN
Gold,131,000 miles.
AMIFM/Cassette/CD.
One owner. $2400. Call:
863-382-8532 or 863-414-5168.


$ecliners (2) both brown cloth, one good
dond. $100 obo; one exc. cond. $150 obo.
(or more info call 863-465-9470.
Scale, standing type, physician. $75.
Call 863-873-3801.
Shelves, metal, free standing, plus wall shelv-
Ing, white: $50. Call 863-873-3801.
Solid wood colonial table w/4 chairs,
$100 OBO. Slot maching, great sound effects,
$75 OBO. Call 863-381-3103.
Thomas moped, 84, excellent condition. $200.
Pair of congas, $250. Call 863-214-8880.
Tires- SIgma, 215 X 65 X 16, 4 tires, good
tread, $125 080. Call 863-873-3801.
Treadmill, Weslo Cadence 55. Like new. $100.
Call 863-314-9209.
Upright vac- Hoover Wind Tunnel works
excellent. 863-402-2285.
Vacuum, Bissell, 15" wide track. $20. Call
863-873-3801


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FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS


Sebring Hills
By GilBennett


SEBRING There will be bingo
Thursday at the Sebring Hills club-
house. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and
snack bar opens at 4 p.m. Bingo
starts at 6 p.m. We are located at 200
Lark Ave. in Sebring. Full game
packets start at $10.
We will have our Place To Be
dance on Feb. 7 at the clubhouse.
Joyce Boivin will be our performer
for the evening. The lights will be
down and the dance floor dim. Come
visit, have a great time for only $5.
Bring your own beverage, light
snacks and sodas available for sale.
Rentals available for all occasions,
call Gil at 314-0028. For new mem-
bership or renewal of your Sebring
Hills Association information, call
Gil at 314-0028.
Sebring Recreation Club.
By Chapman Chamber/in

SEBRING The club is for the
membership and by the membership.
Stop by and get your month's calen-
dar with all activities listed for you
along with the starting times of each.
Judy Holloway does such a good job
along with having it in your local
paper. Her good work does not stop;
she 'is the club secretary, league
whatever and even finds time to shuf-
fle in all tournaments, plus golf.
Avon Park County Tournament on
Jan. 13 had 21 pros and 21 amateurs
attending; a low number for a county
tournament open to everyone that
resides in Highlands County. Seven
over half the winners were Sebring
club members. Anna Eldredge, Judy
Holloway and Jim Mondry were the
amateurs three out of six. And the
pros find Max Tate, Harold
Cunningham, Frank Reynen and Stan
McCormack winning.
The league started Jan. 14 with
eight teams of six players on each
team. George Kisel took all team pic-
tures and one large group shot, so if
you want any you can purchase them.
Teams are: 1. Dorothy Boonen,
captain, Lowell Jones, Dan Poulos,
Bill Hann, Dean Bennett and Jim
Edwards; 2. Ed Straub, captain, Lois
McCormack, Rosella Dell, Shirley
Breckenridge, Pat Dell and Margaret
White; 3. Ruth Tate, captain; Jim
Hundley, Randy Huber, Peter White,


News-Sun Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Marion Reynen and Bev Hann;
Floyann Frey, captain, John Boonen,
Carl Huber, Eva Edwards, Tom
Bruha and Judy Holloway; Stan
McCormack, captain, Sonny
Patterson, Andy Coffman, Reuben
Iverson, Larry Weise and Richard
Segar; John Bushee, captain, Charlie
Frey, Joyce Kaleita, Fred Bilsky,
Dave Hutchins, Judy Scheets; Frank
Reynen, captain, Winnie Wells,
Karen Poulos, Joan Mondry, Bill
Tedford, Carol Weise; and 8. Max
Tate, captain, Betty Rizor, Bill
Kaleita, Ken Price, Jim Mondry and
Hamp Hardy.
Chasing on your hammer is done
by almost every shuffleboard player
and is one very big mistake. One of
Florida's better players always
advised others not to throw away
their hammer chasing a hidden disc;
instead just score an 8 or a 7. These
7s and 8s will add up and win you the
game. Unless you can see at least
half or more of your opponent's hid-
den disc, score 8 or 7, instead of try-
ing to chase a hidden disc.
Remember the drift and take only
high percentage shots. Watch the
scoreboard and stay in the game
mentally. Be a good partner and have
fun with shuffleboard. Bring your
friends and let them learn the fun that
you have.
Line dancing is going on without
you and you should be on the inside
with them. The hall is set up so you
will not have to wait until after 6
p.m. to start dancing. Keeping step
and good music make up part of your
good time. Have you learned a new
dance lately or not? Come and watch
them at the club and see if you do not
agree on the good time they are hav-
ing. They will teach you how to
become one of them if you should
want.
Ping-pong is still in need of new
tables. We must have tables in our
area for sale if we look hard enough.
What about a raffle to purchase one?
If we want one, we will find a way to
get them.
Card games are growing at the
club with bridge way out in front for
being the game of choice. Pinochle,
euchre and bingo are also played.
Bingo is Thursday at 7 p.m., so bring
fingerfood and your friends, for a
good evening.
We're at 333 Pomegranate Ave.
(behind Sebring Police Station).
No names on the sign-up sheet for


free shuffleboard lessons Saturday
yet. John's world-famous ice cream
shuffle still has open courts but you
are doing a little better at. showing
interest in this one. Ed Straub is the
one to blame, so call him at 386-
0245.
Tropical Harbor
By Maty Elen Bryant

LAKE PLACID -
Congratulations go out to Herman
and Norma Smidler on the birth of
their new granddaughter, Kathrine
Vera, daughter of Jeff and Sharon
Smidler of Richmond, Va.
The Tropical Harbor Red Hatters
went to Beef O'Brady's in Lake
Placid for. their January meeting.
They/are looking forward to going to
the Round-Up on Feb. 7 and the
Sebring Little Theater in March.
Donald and Harriet Emond,
Heather and John Snody and Phil
Roberge and Barbara Convard
enjoyed a week-long cruise to the
Caribbean.
There will be a Super Bowl party
at the clubhouse on Feb. 2 with the
game on the big screen.
Refreshments, wings, meatballs, etc.
for a donation of $2.50 per person.
The party will start one hour before
kick-off. Tickets are available from
Joan Rau, Maria Hagg and Carol
Noel.
Thanks go out to Don and Ruth
Ann Walls for hosting Monday Coed
coffee on Jan. 19. Thanks go out to
Systems Marketing for providing
doughnuts to enjoy with our coffee.
Information was given regarding
Best Open MRI, Benz Air
Conditiong and Lakeview Memorial
Gardens. Thanks go out to Donna
VanDenbergh emceed led us in the
Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
George Susco reminded everyone
that solicitors are not allowed in the
community. If a solicitor comes to
your door, let George or Jodi know.
Be careful with your hot water set-
tings. Too hot causes burs.
We welcomed new visitors, Mary
O'Dell of Michigan and Mark
Smedly, guest of Emily Snider, from
Sebring.
Please wear name.tags at coffees.
They can be ordered from Lena
Chapman.
Carol Noel, Sunshine chairman,
announced there are condolence
cards to sign for the


family of Madge Weaver who passed
away Jan. 16; Daisy and Donald
Devlin on the loss of their son Mike
in Michigap and for Phyllis and Fred
Herritt on the loss of their niece
Brenda. There is a care card to sign
for Beth Reed and a thinking-of- you
card for Ed and Normal Rother.
Birthday and Anniversary wishes
go out to all celebrating this week.
We sang Happy Birthday to Sylvia
Fitch and Grace Becker. We sang
Happy Anniversary to Clyde and
Rachel Francis who are celebrating
their 54th anniversary. Thanks go out
to Virginia Tharp for accompanying
us on the piano.
Helen Todd is back and if you
would like to learn line dancing,
come on down to the clubhouse on
Mondays and Fridays at 3 p.m.
Jim Hogan announced that the
next Pancake Breakfast will be held
from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
The next Carry In Dinner will be
held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29.
Please note the change in the date.
Please bring a large dish to share and
your table service. A donation of $1
will be collected.
If you are interested in learning
how to play bridge, classes will be
held in the clubhouse on Friday at 1
p.m.
The Dance Committee has its first
dance planned for Jan. 31 so mark
that date on your calendar. The dance
theme will be '50s-'60s and music
will be by L&L.
The next Soup and Sandwich meal
will be held on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 5
p.m. Please note the date change.
Bible study continues at the club-
house on Thursdays.but the time has
been changed to start at 9:45 a.m.
Wendy Hagg announced the
Tropical Harbor Homeowners
Association is planning a traditional
St. Patrick's Day Dinner to be held at
the clubhouse on March 15. Further
information will be available at cof-
fees.
Tuesday Ladies coffee was
emceed by Sherry White. Coffee was
made by Carol Noel. There were 16
Tropical Harbor Ladies present
Carol Noel gave the Sunshine report.
We need a committee for February
and we need someone to host ladies
lunch out in February. We sang
Happy Birthday to Louise Smith.
The Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and
Missouri Day will be held on Feb.


22.
If you are able to volunteer two
hours on a Saturday morning to help
the residents of the Lake Placid
-Health Care Center play Bingo,
Scoreboard

please let Helen Burgan know.
Golden Girls and Guys
LAKE PLACID The Golden
Girls and Guys play bridge at the
Sun 'N Lake clubhouse on
Wednesdays. Anyone interested in
joining can call 465-1040.
The results of Jan. 14 were as fol-
lows: First place, Ruth Smith; sec-
ond place, Pete Theobald; and third.
place, Fred Campbell.
The results of Jan. 21 were as fol-
lows: First place, Pete Theobald;
second place, Wylene Lockhart; and
third place, Fran Rouse.

Golden Seniors
SEBRING The Golden Seniors
met Thursday, Jan. 15 at Caddy
Shack with six tables for bridge.
The winners were: First place,
Randy Huber; second place, Jim
Jackmeyer; and third place, Carol
'Huber.
The Golden Seniors met
Thursday, Jan.:22 at Caddy Shack
with six tables for bridge. First
place, Carol Huber; second place,
Ruth Black; and third place, Rita
Hoertz.
Call 840-9181 for more informa-
tion.
Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING Here are last
week's bridge scores for Woodhaven
Estates Bridge players.
Party Bridge: First place, Marilyn
Bauer; second place, Doris Sorgen;
and third place, Dee Hayes.
Duplicate Bridge: First place,
Margaret Alliston and Dee Hayes;
second place, Laurie LaBerge and
Jeanne Sisson; and third place,
Pauline Biggerstaff and Marilyn
Bauer
This week's bridge scores:
Party Bridge: First place, Doris
Sorgen; second place, 1 arilyn
Bauer; and third place, Dee Hayes.
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GFWC Lake Placid
Woman's Club
LAKE PLACID The
January Membership
Luncheon of the Lake Placid
Woman's Club was held Jan.
15 at the clubhouse located
at 10 N. Main Ave. The deli-
cious luncheon was hosted
by Terry Reese and Barbara
Million, co-chairpersons of
the Conservation Department
and their committee.
As always, everything was
beautifully decorated by the
Decorating Committee.
There were 86 members and
five guests: Susan Blessing,
Rosemary Dreier, Patricia
Reyes, Irene Riggio and
Kathy Schill. Sandy Davis,
second V.P., introduced guest
speaker Mike Eisenhart, rep-
resentative of Keep Lake
Placid Beautiful, who gave a
very interesting talk about
the. formation of the project
from its start 25 years ago to
the present.
January birthdays were
announced. All departments
and committees gave their
reports. February's luncheon
will be held at the
Clubhouse on Thursday, Feb.
19.
Members are asked to
bring non-perishable food
items to all future
Membership Luncheons to
be donated to Manna
Ministries. The February
Bunco Party will be held at
the Clubhouse on Thursday,
Feb. 26.

Hibiscus Garden
Club of Avon Park
AVON PARK The
Hibiscus Garden Club of
Avon Park met Jan. 8 in the
home of Dorothian Meyers
with Mary Lou Lundblade as
co-hostess.
President Nina Seibold
welcomed members and led
the pledge to the American
flag.
Chaplain Shirley Foster
gave a reading for the new
year, "Load Limits." We
have a.Heavenly Father to
lighten our loads.
Treasurer Teri Semper
'gave the financial report,
which was accepted.
SReport of the Christmas
decorations dismantling was
given. Members removed
ihem all Jan. 1, with the help
of Ken Heiring doing the
heavy work. Some pieces
will need repairing, which
will be a summer project.
Our community truly appre-
ciates the generosity of
Betsy Bagwell of Bagwell
Lumbernand Norwick Furr
for their support of the mall
,decorating and lighting.
Remember to thank them.
SBusiness was of sending
ihree regular, youth campers
and one Critter camper to
P.F.G.C. Camp Wekiva. They
will attend in June and July.
The annual plant sale and
cutting giveaway will be
Saturday, March 14.
Nancy Heiring gave an
interesting program "Indian
giver Lagoon Estuary
Restoration." This is spon-
Sored by Nature's
Conservative. Boating has
:done lots of damage to the
inlet. There were hundreds
bf volunteers and years of
hard work to accomplish this


goal. Mesh mats were made
and placed in specific loca-
tions for oyster beds, which
has proved successful.
Nina Seibold won the
unusual day lily.
After the meeting
adjourned, members
exchanged magazines as a
- way of recycling and
enjoyed the refreshments.
The Feb. 12 meeting will
be with Pat Kinser.

Lake Placid
Garden Club
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Garden Club
met Jan. 14 at the Eastside
Christian Church with Alice
Stahr presiding. Hostess
committee members Gloria
Tyson, Sue Woodman,
Janene Smith, Elaine
Boulton, Carol Jones and
Elizabeth Heller served a
delicious chili luncheon to
69 members and five guests.
Stahr welcomed members
and guests and recognized
January birthdays. She also
recognized Hostess
Chairwoman Jimmie Kay
Fortunate for all the extra
work she does in making
sure everything is perfect for
the hostess committee to
serve their lunches.
The guest speaker Mark
Nelson-from Nelson's Roses
was unable to attend the
meeting due to illness.
Instead, First Vice President
SBetty Jane presented a pro-
gram on the history of
camellias as well as their
care and club member Zola
Truitt gave a very informa-
tive program on the care of
roses and the variety that she
grows.
Membership Chairwoman
Lorraine Tzoucalis intro-
duced two new members,
Carol Jones and June
Rosenblum, and presented
them with membership pin
and yearbook.
Garden Therapy
Chairwoman Nancy Horning
,and Garden Club members'
meet the third Tuesday of
the month at the Lake Placid
Health Care Center to create
a unique garden-related craft
which the residents can take
back to his or her room to
enjoy. Refreshments are
served after crafting along
with music. Activities are
designed to encourage the,
residents to enjoy gardening
as a means of mental and'


Christman: honored

for his 65 years of

Masonic membership
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Kenilworth Care and
Rehabilitation Center 'eld an award ceremo-
ny for resident James Henry Christman on
Jan. 20, recognizing his 65 years of member-.
ship in Masonic Fr'ternity in Ohio. Ohio
Grand Master Chales R. Murphy of the
Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of
Ohio and other members traveled from Ohio
to Florida to present Christman with a c'ertifi-
cate and pin. Christman first joined the
Masons at the Olmsted Falls Lodge (now
Quarry Lodge) in Berea, Ohio in 1943.
Christman moved to Avon Park in 1985
from Ohio. He has a distinguished record of
service with other organizations: 38 years
with the Boy Sctits of America; 20 years
with the Civil Air Patrol (he started Squadron
314 and holds'therank of Lt. Colonel), and 15
years with Kiwanis. He is also a member of
the Military ,Officer's Association, the Air


physical therapy.
The Horticulture program,
given by Jackie Gunderson,
was on houseplant symptoms
and solutions.
Trips and Tours
Chairwoman Peggy
Alexander reported on the
Feb. 26 bus trip to Leu
Gardens and FFGC
Headquarters.' Sign-up and.
money is needed by the Feb.
11 meeting.
The February 19 plant
study will be at Zola Truitt's
Rose Gardens.
For details about member-
ship, call Lorraine Tzoucalis
at 446-0201. The speaker for
the Feb. 11 meeting will be
Mark A. Deyrup, Ph.D., d
senior entomology
/researcher at Archbold
Biological Center. He will
speak about bugs.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING The
Wednesday morning meeting
of Take Off Pounds Sensibly
chapter FL 487 was called to
order after chair exercises
led by Alice Bowen, with 18
TOPS and five KOPS giving
the pledges.
Roll call had the chapter
with a net loss of 19.4
pounds. Best Loser was a tie
between Norma Holden and
Margaret Wiley with a loss
of 2.6 pounds each. Last
week's Best Loser, Gette
"'illett, had a loss this week
and:received the four 25-
cenitcoupons.
Yes-Yeses this week are
portion control, exercise,
.water, a good breakfast,
fruit, vegetables, protein,
fish and fiber.
The Mystery Gift has been
returned and is now with
Margaret Wiley with three
weeks to go. The Attendance
Box was unwrapped by
Bernice Arnholt but found
another wrapper. The 25
Cent contest had 16 winners
at 40 cents each and Marge
Kingston won the 10 Cent
contest of $2.20.
Joan Faria gave a program
on "Sugar: How It Affects
Your Health." One hundred
years ago people consumed
five pounds of sugar a year.
Today we eat two to three
pounds a week. All the
processed foods have a form
of sugar in them.
For more information on
TOPS, call 382-7716 or 385-
3155.


Courtesy photo
James Christinan (seated) was honored
recently for his 65 years as a member of
the Ohio Masonic Fraternity.

Force Association and the Highlands Stamp
Club.
There were numerous employees, residents
and other Ohio Masons present during the
award ceremony including Grand Secretary
George Braatz, Grand Chaplain Gary
McElfresh, Junior Grand Deacon Robert Rill,
Grand Tyler Timothy Jolliff, .and their ladies.
Also attending the presentation was
Christman's son, Kent, and friends' Virginia
Cullity and Harold and HarrietJohnson.


TOPS FL 632
SEBRING The club
meets every Monday at the
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. Weigh-in begins
at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:20
p.m. and meeting begin at
3:30 p.m. and last for
approximately one hour. For
more information, contact
Judy O'Boyle at'840-1331.
O'Boyle called the meet-
ing to order and after the
TOPS and KOPS pledges
were said. The program pre-
sented by Donna Raaf was
"Reach Out and Touch a
Member." She focused on
the fact that TOPS is a sup-
port group for men, women
and children who are over-
weight and in need of guid-
ance and support. She said
that all TOPS Club members
should be ambassadors for
their club during meetings
when guests attend. Guests
must be welcomed and made
to feel comfortable and then
given information about the
Club and program.
Friendship, education and
support are each an impor-
tant asset of TOPS Clubs.


Dewberry donates to Elks Youth Camp


Carolyn Ryder led two
songs and Karen Goodwin
did roll call. There were 49
members present and they
had some great losses this
week. The Best Loser of the
Week was Delores
Guzanowski.
Yes and No foods this
week: Yes to broccoli ahd
carrots each twice and no to
fried foods. The Secretary's
Report was read and
approved with one correc-
tion. Carolyn Ryder's name
was drawn for the Travel
Gift. Jean Ottoway took a
wrapper off the Mystery Gift
and the Gift Raffle was won
by Ellen Cash.
Mary Anderson talked
about the new contest and
told members to look in their
gift bags for special items
which were placed in some
of them. These items were
found in several bags and
prizes were given for each.
Judy explained the cup raffle
which will be held next
week. She then talked about
SRD/1RD, which will be
held in an Orlando Disney
World Hotel this summer.
Barbara Heitzenrader and
Theresa Rhodes will co-chair


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TOPS FL 733
AVON PARK TOPS FL
733 met at Highlands Ridge
on Friday. The meeting was
called to order at 8 a.m. by
Officer Cynthia Moore.
Pledge of Allegiance, TOPS
pledge and KOPS pledge
were recited. The Secretary's
report was given and
approved.
Roll was taken. Fifteen
members weighed in result-
ing in a net loss of five
pounds. Sue Schinderle was
the biggest loser for the
week. Secret Pal gifts were
distributed. The goal for next
week is to eat only smaller
portions after 4 p.m.
Members were reminded that
Highlands Ridge will be
having a 5K run to benefit
the Leukemia/Lymphoma
Society on Saturday, Feb. 7.
Also, our TOPS Chapter
will be having an Open
House on Friday, Feb. 13,.
starting around 8 a.m. after
the meeting. For more infor-
mation or to join, call Carol
Mitchell at 385-8723.


Courtesy photo
Exalted Ruler of Sebring Elks 1529 Jim Mason (left) receives a donation from Donna
Dewberry for $1,450 to be used for the Florida State Elks Youth Camp. This donation
will help send underpriviledged children to summer camp and help youngsters in
Florida with disabilities receive home treatment therapy. Also pictured are State Elks
Treasurer Joe Bryant and Judy Nicewiez (right).


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"Arc's Afternoon Tea"

fundraiser, held Saturday, January 24,:

at The Tea Room, a huge success


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Highlands Today

Kiwanis Club of Sebring

Residence inn by Marriott

Raffle& Door Prize Sponsors:

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Anonymous
Clifford Ables, PA
Creati6ns by Roxanne May
Cynthia Dwer (author)
Florida Hospital
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CELEBRATIONS


News-Sun Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Special to the News-Sun -
AVON PARK Edith
Spuck was born Jan. 10, 1906
in Oleon, N.Y. She is now
103 years old but didn't real-
ly want to make a big deal
out of it."She didn't event
want a birthday party,"
explains Yolanda Esquivel,
marketing director at Royal
Care, "so I told her I would
count it an honor to take a
picture with someone who
has lived over 100 years."
Mrs. Spuck weighed 12
pounds at birth. Her father
had to walk 10 blocks in a
blizzard to get the doctor.
She has outlived two sisters
and has one brother in
Arizona.
Her mother was an average
housewife and her father
worked painting trimmings in
carriages and painting inside
of trains.
She describes her life as
average. As far as school she
says, "I was not very smart. I
was lazy and didn't study like
I should have. I look back
and regret that I didn't pay
more attention to schoolwork
and learn more."
Spuck recalls living
through the Depression in
1929. "It was really bad.
There were soup lines. You


could only buy so many
items at a time," she remem-
bers. "I don't know why the
Depression started; I guess it
had to do with politics. You
couldn't find a job. That was
when Roosevelt came in and
straightened things out."
As far as love, Spuck met
her musician husband
through some friends. They
were married at her minis-
ter's house and they had one
child, a daughter, who died at
the age of 62 of lung cancer.
"I saw a lot of good things
in my time. I remember the
first automobile, radio, TV,
microwave and air condition-
ing."
Her hobbies were crochet-
ing and finger painting. "I
painted a picture once of the
Last Supper," she said with a
smile.
As far as favorite actors
and movies you'll be sur-
prised to know that one of her
favorite movie- actors is
Richard Gere and she loved
his movie "Pretty Woman."
"It's such a nice movie and I
think I've seen it about six
times," she recalls.
When asked what we can
do to live to be 100 she said,
"Just live and do the best you
can and be kind." Spuck adds


Wedding

Hamlin-Ridenour : -
Ashley Brooke Hamlini and Dustin
Cole Ridenour were united in marge
Nov. 21, 2008 by Pastor Jeff Endsley at
the Grand Plaza Hotel on St. Pete
Beach.
The bride's_ ar.ents._are._ Michael
Hamlin of Lake. Wales and-John and
Lora Byrnes of St. P-tersburg. The
._ groom's.parents are..George..,ad.Kathy...
Ridenour of Sebring.
The Maid of Honor was the bride's
sister, Season Turner of Largo. The
bridesmaids were Amanda-Hamli.-of.St_
Petersburg, Amanda Bechtold of
Clearwater, Ashley; Helms of Sebring,
Tina Decker of Ocala, Tiffany Hare of
Sebring, and Tammy Shackelford of
Largo.
The Best Man was the groom's best
friend, Brian. ranchio of Atlanta. The
groonismen were Taggert 'Sfiakelford
of Largo, Doug Massi of Hallandale,
Anderson Ridenour of Sebring, Justin
Hare of Sebring, Austin Hamlin of
Garner, N.C., and Christian Galan of
Sebring. The Ring Bearers were the


Courtesy photo
Yolanda Esquivel, marketing director at Royal Care, enjoys
talking with Edith Spuck, who celebrated her 103rd birth-
day with no great fanfare, which was what she wanted, on
Jan. 10.


that she doesn't feel any dif-
ferent being 103 than she did
10 years ago. "The worst
thing in my life now is not
being able to hear. My life
would be a lot happier if I
could hear."
Spuck lived alone in her
Avon Park apartment until
she fell and came to Royal
Care to receive rehabilita-
tion. Her goal is to return


bride's nephews, Scott Redmond and
Koby Mauk. 'The flower girl was the
bride's niece, Brooke Wright.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of
Sebring High School and a 2007 gradu-
ate of the University of South Florida.
She has her bachelor's degree in psy-
chology and is currently a graduate stu-
dent at Webster University seeking her


Eckels celebrate 70th anniversary


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING What's the
secret to a long and happy
marriage? According to
Ammon "Pete" Eckel, 91, of
Sebring the answer is sim-
ple: "Just remember, she's
always right." After 70
years, he ought to know.
Mr. Eckel and his bride,
Sara Mae, also 91, celebrat-
ed their 70th wedding
anniversary on Jan. 11,
2009. Both grew up in
Renovo, Pa., where they
were married on Jan. 11,
1939 at Zion's Lutheran
Church..They lived in near-
by North Bend and raised
their daughter there, before
moving to Pittsbuigh and
then to Sebring in 1980.
The couple traveled to
Purcellville, Va., to com-
memorate their anniversary.
Their daughter, Sally Eckel
Velt, lives nearby. The
reception was hosted by Velt
at Magnolia's at the Mill, a
restaurant housed in a his-
toric seed mill building.
Guests included the
Eckels' three grandchildren
and their families, niece and
nephews and a number of
family friends. Geoffrey
Velt and Tanya Gossett
played string duets for their
grandparents and guests
throughout the evening.


Gregory Velt gave the toast.
The signature moment of
the evening came when Mrs.
Eckel opened a gift from,
Joanne Kisner Eberly. It
was an original commence-
ment bulletin for the Class
of 1935 at Renovo High
School.
Both Eckels had been
classmates and graduated
together. Mr. Eckel's moth-
er, Edith, had placed the
keepsake in her scrapbook,
now cared for by Mrs.
,Eberly.
Mrs. Eckel was so taken


with the gift she began
going from table to table to
show her guests the bulletin,
and had to be escorted back
to her husband's side so he
could deliver their thank-
you remarks.
When asked about the ups
and downs of marriage,
Mrs. Eckel replied, "It's
been some good, some bad.
The bad has been the med-
ical things, but apart from
that we've had a pretty good
life."
Right on cue, Mr. Eckel
added, "That's right."


CELEBRATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sun publishes announcements about anniver-
saries, births, engagements and weddings and military news on Wednesdays on the
Celebrations page.
Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed
stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun.
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home. "It's different being
here than at my home, but
they do help you in bed and
everything. The ladies are
nice to you here."
At 103 years old Spuck
doesn't see herself as a living
legend.
"I don't think I'm one. I'm
just a lady that's reached that
age. I'm here because the
Lord don't want me yet."


master's degree in counseling. She is
currently employed at Exit Realty All
Stars in Sebring. The groom is a 2004
graduate of Sebring High School and is
a part owner of Altar Landsceping in
Sebring.
The couple honeymooned in
Gatlinburg, Tenn. They reside in
Sebring.


Engagement

Miller-Aliff
Brittany Joann Aliff and
Dorian Amory Miller are
engaged to be married.
The bride-elect is a resi-
dent of West Palm Beach
and is the daughter of Bill
and Diana Aliff of Lake
Placid.
The groom-elect is a resi-
dent of West Palm Beach
and is the son of Bob and
Ronda Miller of Maggie
Valley, N.C.
The bride-elect graduated
from Lake Placid High
School in 2003 and Florida
State University in 2006.
She is the producer at News
Channel 5 in West Palm
Beach.
The groom-elect graduated
from Tuscola High School in
Waynesville, N.C. in 2003,
NASCAR Technical Institute
in 2005 and BMW Step in
2007. He is a BMW master
technician with Braman
BMW in West Palm Beach.


Royal Care resident celebrates 103rd birthday


are Karen Roberts of Avon
Park and Donald Harper Jr.
of Panama City.

Marshall
McClelland Jr.
Jennifer and Marshall
McClelland announce the
birth of a son, Marshall
James Jr., at 1:30 p.m. on
Jan. 16, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Marshall weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces' and
measured 204 inches in
length.


Abigail Elder
Laura and John Elder of
Sebring announce the birth
of a daughter, Abigail
Marie, at 11:15 a.m. on
Dec. 29, 2008 at Winnie
Palmer Hospital in
Orlando.
Abigail weighed 6
pounds, 13 ounces and
measured 19 inches in
length. She was welcomed
home by her sisters, Amber
and Ashleigh.
Maternal grandparents
are Tom and Annette
Braswell of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents
are Ruth Elder of
Titusville.

Justin Gavagni
Kristen and Jarrod
Gavagni of Lake Placid
announce the birth of a
son, Justin Wyatt, at 1:51
Sp.m. on Jan. 17, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Justin weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces and
measured 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are David and Nancy
Veazey of Ocala.
Paternal grandparents
are Richard and Lillian
Gavagni of Lake Placid.

Kaiden Harper
April Johnson and
Donald-Harper of Se.bring
announce the birth of a
son, Kaiden, at:5:22 anm.
on Jan. 12, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland,
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kaiden weighed 8
-pounds~ 9-ounces-.an__
measured 22% inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are Denise Copeland of
Sebring and E. Joel
Johnson of Kennesaw, Ga.
-- Paternal-grandparent-


Jaimez Hill and Joshua
Willis of Avon Park
announce the birth of a
daughter, Hayden Grace, at
10:56 a.m. on Jan. 15,
2009, at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center,
Sebring.
Hayden weighed 8
pounds, 5 ounces and
measured 202 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are Amy and Billy Hall of
Frostproof.
Paternal grandparents
are Billy and Kathy Willis
of Avon Park.


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Maternal grandparents
are Steve and Karen
Jeffrey of Jupiter.
Paternal grandmother is
Nancy McClelland of
Zolfo Springs.

Joshua Smith
Ashley Slicker of Avon
Park announces the birth of
a son, Joshua, at 12:09
a.m. on Jan. 20, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Ashley weighed 7
pounds, 15 ounces and
measured 21% inches.

Eli Tomblin
Beth and Chris Tomblin
of Sebring announce the
birth of a son, Eli
Leighton, at 5:34 a.m. on
Jan. 11, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Eli weighed 3 pounds,
15 ouncesand measured 17
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents
are Lois King of Lake
Placid and Gerry King of
Sebring,
Paternal grandparents
are Connie and Ricky
Tomblin of Sebring.

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Elizabeth and Keith
Wacaster of Sebring
a announce the birth of a.
son, Kaeden Russell, at
6:49 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2009,
a at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kaeden weighed 8
pounds, 15 ounces and
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length.:
Maternal, grandparents
are Viki and Tom Sager.
Paternal grandparents
are Pat and Ken Wacaster.

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