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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
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Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927


Super Bowl
Bingo game

PAGE 14B


Sunday, February 1, 2009


Souping up the
Arts at APHS

PAGE 2A


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SHS, AP get
district wins

SPORTS, PAGE 1 B

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Sunny and warming
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Complete Forecast
PAGE 14A


�YOUR
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Question: Do you
think President
Obama's proposed
stimulus package
will turn around the
economy?


No

72%


Total votes: 57


Next question: Should
members of the school
board take a pay cut?
Make your voice heard at
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David McAfee
Age 78, of Sebring
Betty M. Nieman
Age 81, of Lake Placid
Ethel D. Piecuch
Age 91, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A


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Courtesy illustration
An artist's rendering of what the new Harder Hall may look like when Calibre's project is complete.


High hopes



for Harder



Hall's future

Developer asks for
extension of inspection
period to work on grants


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - After years
of disappointments and
unfulfilled dreams. the
twisting tale of Harder Hall
might finally have taken a
turn for the better. Long
empty and neglected, the
once elegant hotel may find
a new life as an mixed-use
retirement community.
However, there are still
hurdles to be cleared before
any plan is assured.
The city council has been
asked to allow the Harder
Hall development team an
extension of 60 days on the
inspection period part of
their purchase contract.
"The purpose of the
extension is to work out


details \ith ithe i
federal .
Department of
Housing jnd
Urban //
DeLilropmnent)
on the loan 1
That \\ill be . -
necessar\ i.
said R V
DePugh of the
Calibre Investment
Group LLC, the detelop-
ers of the project. The com-
pany hopes to buy the prop-
erty for $5.3 million, refur-
bish and remodel the origi-
nalhall and add buildings.
Bob Hoffman, assistant
city administrator, said
Friday the city was excited
about this project despite
the delay.
"I am impressed with


Courtesy illustration
A site plan for the Harder Hall property shows the exist-
ing building (in light pink) as well as four new two-story
buildings, each around 13,000 square feet and slated for
independent living facilities.


(Calibre's) grasp of what
has to be done and their
progress," he said.
"First they did a market


study and determined a sin-
gle-product facility wasn't
feasible, but that a mixed-
Continued on page 8A


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Classifieds
Community Briefs
Crossword Puzzle
Editorial
Entertainment
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Horoscope _11B
Movie Times 13B
News from the Watershed 10B
Pause and Consider 13B
Police Blotter 9A
Public Safety Call Sheet 9A
School Menus 12B


Realtors confident 'things are beginning to turn around'


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@iewssun .com
SEBRING - Realtors were in a
festive mood Friday night as mem-
bers of the Heartland Association of
Realtors gathered at Four Points by
Sheridan's Chateau Elan for their
annual awards and installation ban-
quet.
With Don Elwell as master of cere-
monies keeping the tone light and
playful, aided with perfectly timed
sound effects from D.J. Arnaldo, the


they entered the banquet room,
exchanging hugs and hellos, and she
paused to chat, then, with a wide
smile, she returned to her subject.
"Highlands County is for sale," she
said. "Interest rates are low and the
inventory is wonderful. Things are
beginning to turn around. Amen."
Bud Worden, who has been selling
real estate in Avon Park for 36 years,
agreed with Burke.
Continued on page 8A


crowd was relaxed and ready to enjoy
itself. Laughter accented the evening.
Although no one would speak in
actual numbers regarding 2008,
according to many the sense of relief
was the result of a recent upturn in


real estate activity.
"So far this year everyone has been
very busy," said Ariana Burke, direc-
tor of the association. "Everyone is
writing contracts."
She was greeting colleagues as


Blue Brothers blow away crowd at SFCC


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Good Morning To
News-Sun subscriber
F.H. Crews
Avon Park


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By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The
Official Blues Brother
Revival rolled into Avon Park
with sirens blazing and the
radio blaring when Wayne
"Jake" Catania and Kieron
"Elwood" Lafferty took the
stage at South Florida
Community College
Auditorium on Friday night.


Highlands County's own
master of ceremonies David
Flowers fled the stage after
introducing the group and
announcing that a 1974 black
and white Mt. Prospect Dodge
Monaco Sedan was being
chased by the Avon Park
Police Department.
Presented by the Avon Park
Breakfast Rotary as a commu-
nity fundraiser, The Revival


Band opened the show -
which was packed full of
music from both' the movie
and famous blues tunes - to
an almost full house.
After the short introduc-
tions, "Joliet Jake" and
"Elwood Blues" came pranc-
ing onto the stage with the
famous briefcase-and-key
Continued on page 8A


SNews-Sun photo by
ED BALDRIDGE
Jake and Elwood
Blues enter-
tained the audi-
ence with antics
and music from
the "Blues
Brothers" movie
on stage Friday
night at the
SFCC auditori-
um.


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'So far this year everyone has been very busy.
Everyone is writing contracts.'

ARIANA BURKE
Highlands Association of Realtors director


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Concealed

camera

found in

courtroom

office vent
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Employees.
in courtroom 309 discovered
a concealed camera, and
Preston H. Colby and the.
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office (HCSO) are trying to
discover why.
The camera, discovered by �
court employee Amy Peebles
and cleaning staff on Jan. 23
in a vent, was photographed
by a camera phone and
reported to the HCSO.
According to an invoice
from Tiger Direct, the camera
in question, a Linksys model
WVC200 Wireless Internet
Camera with Audio was pur-
SchAsed on Jan. 16 and
shipped to Brian Franza, 10th
Circuit (Court) of Florida.
Franza is an employee of
Highlands County, but is
funded as an Information
Technology employee by the
circuit court.
A sheriff's deputy took a
report on the incident but it is
still "under investigation,"
according to Capt. Jeff
Barefield in a phone inter-
view on Friday.
"We cannot comment on
that because it is part of an
ongoing investigation," said
Capt..Barefield.
Additionally, Colby, of
Florida Public Safety, filed
charges with the HCSO on
Friday claiming that Franza
altered public records.
Franza gave Colby one
copy of the invoice for the
camera with the audio
description crossed out and
the word "disabled" written
above it by hand.
According to Colby, when
pressed, Franza produced the,
original document without
the word "audio" crossed out.
Continued on page 8A


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News-Sun * Sunday, February 1, 2009


Jailed teen may be linked to several more burglaries


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK - A teenager who
was arrested Jan. 28 for theft from a
truck and nearby home may be
linked to as many as seven more
burglaries in the same area, officials
say.
Robert Bernard Pough Jr., 18, was
charged with burglary, theft of less
than $5,000 and two counts of
felony firearm theft stemming from
a late December incident.
"While he has been arrested, it is


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ongoing in regards to linking
him to other crimes and iden-
tifying and charging co-
defendants," said Highlands
County Sheriffs Office Lt.
Tim Lethbridge of
Investigations.
Lethbridge said he Po
believes the numerous bur-
glaries, all over the span of two or
three days in the Lake Viola neigh-
borhoods in Avon Park, were perpe-
trated by more than one person.
He also believes they can be


linked to Pough.
"There was a pattern in the
way the crimes were con-
ducted," he said.
Investigators tracked
down Pough through undis-
closed means. When they
ugh made their initial contact
with him they found marijua-
na inside his home.
They arrested Pough and a search
warrant waiver was signed by the
other resident in his home.
Officials allegedly recovered mul-


tiple items reported stolen during
the string of burglaries, including a
cell phone, firearm, firearm case and
holster. Some of the items were
located in the attic.
A crime scene technician was able
to lift a palm print off of the gun and
it matched Pough's print.
He remained in the Highlands
County Jail late Friday.
Lethbridge said he hopes to make
more arrests in the burglaries.


Good fundraiser


'Soup up the Arts' dishes out tasty meal and raises money for APHS


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK - About 70 teach-
ers, administrators, and members of
the community were fed during
"Soup up the Arts" at Avon Park
High School on Friday.
i The event was one of the last
fundraisers for the Art Club, which
has planned a trip to New York on a
"museum itinerary" during spring
break, said APHS art teacher Karla
Respress.
* Members of the art club have been
busy making bowls to commemorate
the occasion, where patrons paid $10
for one of the 70 student-made bowls
and soup made by the culinary arts
class.
"I've been dreaming of bowls late-
ly," Respress joked.
,Teachers and faculty have been
very supportive of the program, now
in its third year.
"The teachers really enjoy it, com-
ing and picking out a bowl they like,"
Respress said.
SSome students promised teachers
who purchased tickets certain colors
or shapes, which led to commotion
during the morning of the first-come,
first-served event.
SRespress told faculty members she
would come to school early, but that
wasn't good enough.
"The teachers had already found a
key to my room and were picking
- their bowls," she said. "You better
get out of their way when they're
hunting bowls."
'This year saw more members of
the community stopping by, with par-
ents and neighbors of art students
coming on campus to pick bowls and
have lunch.
; Avon Park residents Lindsay
Murphy and Shay Pritchett bought
tickets from APHS student Araceli
Marin, who goes to their church.
They showed up at about 11 a.m.
to eat lunch and found themselves
looking for a specific bowl as well -
one made by Marin.


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News-Sun photo by
KATARA SIMMONS
Megan Jones (above) serves up a
cup of potato soup Friday during
the Soup Up the Arts event at
Avon Park High School. Avon Park
High School Assistant Principal
Seth Lambert finishes off his fifth
bowl of soup Friday during Soup
Up the Arts.

For senior Art Club President Ivan
Delgado, giving away nearly 25 of
the bowls he made himself was
something "cool."
"It feels kind of cool to know my
stuff is in someone's house," he said.
"It makes me feel important."
It isn't always easy to give away
one of your creations, but students
adjust.
"The first piece is hard to let go,
then you make so many that you
know you can make more," Respress
said. "They are at the point that they
have made enough art that they are
okay with letting them go."


APPD to join CART program


Child Abduction
Response Team will
pool resources with
other counties
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The Avon
Park City council enacted
measures to participate in a
multi-county Child
Abduction Response Team at
their regular meeting
Monday in city chambers.
CART, as the agreement is
called, assembles the
resources and manpower to
form a team of investigators
who can provide expertise in
a variety or different areas of
forensic work.
The purpose of the agree-
ment is to "provide a pool of


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specialized investigators
which are available to focus
dedicated and intensive
investigative, preventative
and general law enforcement
efforts prima-
rily with
regard to
cases involv-
ing abducted
children."
The Avon
Park police
Doughney department
joins forces
with over 30 other agencies
in central and south Florida
to ensure that if an abduction
happens the proper response
can be implemented across
multiple jurisdictions.
That means that in'a case
of an abducted child, Avon
Park police now have the per-


mission to "enjoy full juris-
dictional authority anywhere
in the State of Florida."
The agreement also
includes the resources and
labs of the Florida
Department of Law
Enforcement, the state
agency responsible for coor-
dinating the efforts.
"The agreement will allow
us to operate with an expand-
ed jurisdiction so that we can
increase our chances to make
sure that any child who is
returned unharmed," Avon
Park Police Chief Matt
Doughney said at the council
meeting.
The city council voted 5-0
to support the programi'but
this particular agreement will
have to be reviewed again
after Dec. 31,2010.


NEWS-SUN

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we do. Of course, that does not always happen.
If this occurs in a news report, the News-Sun will correct all errors
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Supporting

local Red

Cross is

just a cup -

Of joe away:
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Perhaps you
want to help the Red Cross,:
but you don't know how to .
do it.
Helping your Highlands
Red Cross could be as close .
as your next cup of coffee.
"We're inviting people to .
have a cup of coffee while -
supporting their American
Red Cross," said Art
Harriman, Director of the *
Highlands Red Cross. t
The local American Red :
Cross chapter has teamed up
with Florida-based coffee:
supplier Fazzini's Blend
Coffee and Tea to bring in &
extra funds. All people have 1
to do is buy and drink coffee :
- which they do every day. 1
The partnership has ties to 1
a story from Allan Richards ;
of Auburndale, who remem-
bered having Red Cross cof-
fee while working in the :
aftermath of the 1997 flood:
in Grand Forks, N.D.
He was not a Red Cross
volunteer, but saw many of::
the same situations while ,
volunteering with an insur-
ance company for their cata-
strophic services team.
Richards could afford his -
own coffee, and had resisted
Red Cross offers of refresh- :
ment because of that. But ,*
during one cold, windy rain, *
standing in a mud-covered *
street with debris piled five :
feet high on every berm, he:
gave in.
"It was the best coffee I -
ever had," Richards said.
Phil Attinger, public rela-
tions director for the chapter,
got permission to post his
story on the Chapter's web
page (http://polkcountyfl
.redcross.org) where it
caught the eye of Denny
Wittman, Central Florida
regional sales director for
Fazzini's Coffee & Tea.
Wittmdn contacted the :
chapter and set up a partner- :
ship: Now people can go:.
online to 'the Chapter web :
site, or to www.fazz-:
inibleid.com/redcross/ and
order coffee sporting. the
Highlands Red Cross logo:
and also get information:
about American Red Cross
Continued on page 8A


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Sunday, February 1, 2009


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TODAY'S EDITORIAL


It's all just part of the job


A newspaper serves many functions.
Keeping its readers informed of
local events is, of course, a major
responsibility; as is reporting on the deci-
sions made by a community's political
leaders.


Understanding how those
decisions are reached is just
as important. In fact, some-
times knowing how a deci-
sion was reached is even
more important. Hidden
agendas may come to light,
or unknown relationships be
revealed.
Despite the fact that most
individuals working in gov-
ernment are honest, hard-
working and well-trained,
there are the unfortunate
exceptions, and there are the
occasional mistakes.
There are even times when
those on the inside come to
believe they know better than
those on the outside, and that
those on the outside are just
as well left in the dark.
In an imperfect world
newspapers are necessary if
we are to maintain a healthy
democracy, engaging the
greatest number of citizens
and providing them with the
greatest number of sound
facts.
We have to stay in touch
with reality, in other words
- exactly what responsible
newspapers help a communi-
ty to do.


We hasten to add, we don't
say all this from a sense of
superiority - newspaper
people are just as human as
anyone else; just as prone to
error - but a newspaper's
mission is all about providing
transparency. Probing for
details and providing context
are exactly what journalists
are trained to do.
The newspaper's mission,
however, can bring uncom-
fortable facts to light - facts
some people would rather
ignore, or at least not face
directly.
This is especially true if
the story involves mistakes
or wrongdoing.
Too often readers confuse
that bad news with the mes-
senger, blaming the newspa-
per itself.
Instead of dealing with the
real problems, too many indi-
viduals complain instead
about how negative newspa-
pers are, as if newspapers
were responsible for creating
whatever dire situation has
arisen, instead of simply
revealing it.
Lately, we have had to
report on conflicts and prob-


lems in Avon Park and coun-
ty government. This has
caused some anguish and
upset.
But our political leaders
need to remember the News-
Sun is not the story, nor are
our reporters. We, and they,
are simply doing our jobs.
The stories our reporters
write involve political choic-
es made by others, not their
own choices; not the News-
Sun's.
Instead of wasting energy
and good will, not to mention
time and money, government
leaders are going to have to
stop ducking issues, no mat-
ter how difficult or embar-
rassing that might be, and
start resolving problems
instead.
Our nation is in a time of
crisis. The older (let's say
more flexible) way of going
about business will no longer
do. Those individuals who
choose to hold office, or
accept important jobs within
the government, have to
understand this important
change and live up to it.
Enough of self-pity. Get
the job done, and start getting
it done right the first time
around, not the last.
We guarantee the good
news stories of recovery and
reclamation, of clean-up and
progress will get as much
front page attention as the
worst.


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Half a century worth of lessons learned


As I mentioned last week, I am just
about to hit the age of 51. This will hap-
pen Monday. While many people will be
paying attention to a rodent trying to
figure out if we'll have six more weeks
of winter, I will probably be doing pret-
ty much what I do when it isn't my
birthday - except that Don will be a lot
more agreeable to takeout on that day
then he normally is.
Recently I've noticed that I'm getting
older. Last week's adventure was evi-
dence of it when I discovered that driv-
ing from Florida to Tennessee and back
is not something you can simply shake
off at my age. It wasn't that long ago I
could have done that drive and only
needed a day or two to recover. It's been
about a week and I'm still tired.
How old is old these days? If you
were to ask the fourth- through sixth-
graders I teach during Wednesday night
Bible study, they'd probably tell you
I'm ancient. To the women of my
Tuesday morning Ladies Bible Class,
most of whom are older than I am, I am
a mere baby.
In terms of career I'm considered
young (or at least not too old) when it
comes to writing, probably OK when it
comes to teaching, and hopelessly over
the hill when it comes to sports. That is
assuming, of course, I ever had a hope
of a career in sports, which is doubtful


Laura's
Look
Laura Ware

since I'm not sure chess counts.
But after wandering this planet for
50-plus years I realize I've learned some
things. Some of them everyone probably
has learned at some point or another.
Some not. Some small, some big. I
thought maybe after living for a half
century, I could pass a few on. Maybe
one or more will be new to you:
* Sanity is overrated.
* No matter how long you went to
school or how long you've lived, there's
always more to learn.
* There's something about holding a
book that technology can't replicate. No
matter how many electronic books come
out, the printed page will never go out
of style.
* There is no such thing as an ugly
baby.
+ Memories are like photographs -
the ones that aren't nurtured fade with
time.
* If you have kids or a dog you can
pretty much give up having a clean car-
pet.
* The difference between taking a
risk and failing and not taking a risk is
that you might still learn something


from trying that will help you succeed
down the line.
* It's impossible to make an unmade
bed look neat. On the other hand, not
making the bed hasn't proven fatal yet.
* Sometimes the best way to win a
battle is not to fight it in the first place.
* Sometimes the best thing to say is
nothing.,
+ There is no such thing as a hard
drive that's too big or a computer that
has too much memory.
* There's also no such thing as too
many stuffed bears.
* Laughter can be as good for you as
medicine.
* You are never too old to start chas-
ing a dream
* A good cry is not always a bad
thing.
* Chocolate can improve almost any
bad mood out there.
* It is not a sin to say "no" some-
times.
+ You don't always have to do some-
thing big to get big results. Small acts
sometimes mean more.
Well, that's some of them. Maybe I'll
do this list again in 50 years - hopefully
I'll still be learning.

Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can
be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@
embarqmail.com


Crist restores cuts
made for elderly
Editor:
Few of you may be aware
of Governor Crist's Support
for the Community Care for
the Elderly Program and for
restoring cuts made to this
program. This program pro-
vides vital quality cost-effi-
cient services for the elders.
We want the ability to
remain in our homes as we
age. A few timely services
provided by the community
can prevent or delay much
costlier nursing home care.
So I, on behalf of all sen-
ior citizens or caregivers,
recognize Governor Crist's
withholding his approval and
voting against the cuts. This
is a major victory for all and
a big thanks to the Governor.
Delta Blaney
Lake Placid

Comprehensive
immigration not a
good idea
Editor:
A word of warning, to the
new administration and to all
illegals. It would be ill-
advised for the new adminis-
tration to consider pushing
for "comprehensive immi-
gration." To do so will spark
civil unrest unlike that which
America has never seen
before. The American work-
er has been very tolerant for
many years. Low wages,
unfair tax redistribution, the
hiring of illegal workers, the
bringing in of guest workers,
failing to enforce borders,
allowing drugs and illegals
from all over the world to
enter our nation, the using of
tax dollars to offshore
American industry. This has
caused the entire collapse of
the financial system, causing
the American worker to lose
homes, healthcare and the
American Dream.
This civil unrest could get
very ugly. The target of this
unrest will be public offi-
cials, organizations or any-
one who promotes the mis-
use of our laws, including
the illegals themselves.
The American worker is
mad as hell, and will not
allow this insanity to contin-
ue. Let this also be a word
of warning to all illegals, the
American worker will no
longer be Mister Nice Guy.
You, the illegal, will have to
accept that whatever befalls-
you has been of your own
doing. If the American work-
er was illegally in your
nation taking jobs and driv-
ing down the wage scale,
making it impossible for you
to support your family, I
would expect for you to deal
with him severely.
To even suggest that you
should have citizenship,
after entering a nation ille-
gally is reprehensible. To
break our laws and expect to
be rewarded is not accept-
able.
Those of you who pro-
mote illegals should be
aware that you are the
enemy of every American
worker and are responsible
for your actions.
This is not a threat, but
merely stating true facts. The
ball is in your court.
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring

Request made for
Florida information
Editor:
I am in the fifth grade at
Ripon Christian Elementary
School in Ripon, Calif. I
have adopted your state as a
class project. I will be doing
a report and making a dis-
play about Florida. Towards ,
the end of April or beginning
of May my class will be hav-


ing a "State Fair." I will dis-
play and show everything
that I have gotten and


learned about your great
state to my whole school.
It would be helpful to me
if you could ask your readers
to send me postcards of your
state, maps, brochures, infor.-
mation about wildlife, indus-
try, neat places to visit, sta-
tistics, sports teams and any,
other information and items
your readers feel would be
helpful.
I hope your readers will
help me with my project.
I'm looking forward to hear-
ing from them and promise,
to send a thank you to them
for helping me. I am excited-
to learn about your state!
Thank you from
California,
Samantha
Mrs. Terpstra's Class
Ripon Christian Scho o
� i
Editor's note: Items may be sent,
to Samanta, care of Mrs.
Terpstra's Class, Ripon Christiah
School, 217 N. Maple Ave.,
Ripon, CA 95366.

Second-hand
parachutes
Editor:
The conflict between free-
dom and benign government .
tal protectionism dn occa-
sion meet in strange ways.
In 1998, a group of base
jumpers (people who para-'.
chute from tall buildings, .
bridges and other tall sta- "
tionary objects) were
protesting a National Parks':
Service prohibition that pro-
scribed parachuting from El
Capitan, a particularly tall
rock in Yosemite National
Park.
Aware that violators
would have their parachutes;
confiscated, one particularly
resourceful jumper, a lady .
named Jan Davis, borrowed
a used, second-hand para-
chute so that her new, state-
of-the-art canopy would not
be taken.. Jumping in viola-
tion of the prohibition, the
borrowed chute' failed to
deploy and Ms. Davis was
killed, but her pricey new
parachute was spared being
confiscated.
After years of campaign-
ing and lobbying Florida's
motorcyclists were able to �
secure a repeal of a manda-
tory helmet law. Which no.:
only mandates helmet-wear-'
ing for those under 21 years
of age or persons with less
than $10,000 in medical *'
insurance. The rest are free
to ride with the wind in thei?
hair and concuss themselves"
to their hearts content.
On the other hand. there
are limits. On one occasional
potential suicide in Key
West was threatening to
blow his brains out and was
holding a pistol to his head.
A police swat team was sumt-
moned and after unsuccess-,
fully trying to talk the man
to a more reasonable posi-
tion, shot him dead. After all
there are some aspects of
self-destructive behavior that
government simply cannot'
condone or tolerate. Life is 4
cabaret, old chum.
Randy Ludace?
Lake Placidl

Bouquet
Golfers brave cold
for golf tournament
Editor:
A sincere thank you to all'
the golfers that braved the '
cold for the first annual Doc
Decker Memorial Golf
Tournament.
We appreciate the support
and generosity from the
community. We would also-
like to thank the prize con-,
tributors for their generous.,
support.
I'm sure Doc would have
been very proud to see such
kindness and support in his


honor.
Adi Decker and Family
Sebring


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News-Sun * Sunday, February 1, 2009


David McAfee
SDavid Roy McAfee, 78, of
SSebring died Jan. 29, 2009. Born
in Avon Park, he had been a life-
time resident of the area. He was
owner and operator of McAfee Moving and
Storage Company and Heatherington's
Grocery Store. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army, serving during the Korean War era
from 1952 until 1954. He was a member of
Unity of Sebring.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; son,
Dennis: daughter, Deborah; brothers, Calvin
and Joseph; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m.
Tuesday at Unity of Sebring with the Rev.
Andy Conyer officiating. Those who wish
may make memorial donations to Unity of


Sebring (Rose Garden), 10417 S. Orange
Blossom Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring.

Ethel Piecuch
Ethel.D. Piecuch, 91, of Sebring died Jan.
26, 2009. Born in Milwaukee, she came to
Sebring in 1976. She was a beautician for
many years in Wisconsin.
She is survived by her daughter, Joanne
Collins; three grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
There will be no service's at this time.
Cremation arrangements were handled by
Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park.


Army IDs soldier who died in parachute training


Associated Press
TAMPA - U.S. military
officials have released the
identity of a soldier who died
during a parachute training
jump in Florida.
U.S. Special Operations
Command on Friday identi-
fied the paratrooper as 46-
year-old Col. James L.
Merchant III.


Merchant landed in a
Tampa-area retention pond
Thursday. A police rescue
diver found him about 45
minutes later. He was pro-
nounced dead at a hospital.
Officials say Merchant's
death remains under investi-
gation.
Merchant was assigned to


U.S. Special Operations
Command in September 2005
as an information operations
planner. He later served as
the chief of the information
operations division.
Merchant is survived by
his wife, Terri, of Valrico,
and his parents, who live in
St. Augustine.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - She
went from being a profes-
sional bowler to the first
female in North America to
be trained as a diesel fule
injection technician.
Betty Dooley Nieman, 81,
was born in Maspeth, N.Y.
She and her husband Max,
who she married in 1946,
found their way to Miami in
1953 where they set up
Atlantic Diesel Inc. In
between hours with Max in
the shop, Betty pursued a
career with Brunswick and
was a professional bowler
and a member of "The
Floridians." As one of five
best female bowlers in the
country, the team travelled
the world competing in
women's leagues as well as
mens' leagues.
Brunswick seized the
opportunity to upscaletheir
billiards games and hired
Betty to travel the country
as they closed down pool


halls and re-opened billiards
in bowling alleys. Spending
time in Chicago under the
tutelage of Willy Masconi,
she turned professional in
the late '50s. Travelling
with Masconi, Betty contin-
ued the circuit with Masconi
as a profes-
sional bowl-
ing and bil-
liard player
representing
Brunswick
until 1965.
Nieman Up o n
completion
of diesel fuel injection
schooling in 1967, she
began working alongside
Max in Miami and then
again when they moved to
Lake Placid in 1971. Even
after Max's death in 2000,
Betty continued the business
with the help of the late
Jerry Eichhorn until the
doors were closed in 2005.
Betty became a member
of the Eastern Star in Iowa


when she was just 19. She
retained active membership
for more than 50 years, and
wore proudly her 50-year
pin. She was a member of
First Presbyterian Church in
Miami and First
Presbyterian . Church of
Lake Placid.
Betty died Jan. 28, 2009.
She is survived by her
devoted friend, Georgina
Eichhorn, Georgie's daugh-
ter Lorri Eichhorn, and sis-
ter, Martha Sievers.
Arrangements are by
Chandler Funeral Home,
Lake Placid. A memorial
service will be held at First
Presbyterian Church, 118 N.
Oak Monday. The Rev. Ray
Cameron, pastor, will offici-
ate. The family is requesting
that donations be made to
Good Shepherd Hospice,
115 S. Missouri Ave., Suite
500, Lakeland, FL 33815.


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Parks, Recreation
needs members
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Parks and
Recreation Department is
soliciting applications for
members of the Recreation
and Parks Advisory
Committee. If interested in
becoming a voting member
of this group, contact Vicki
Pontius or Ginger Svendsen
at 402-6812 for any applica-
tion. Application deadline is
Feb. 27.

Sebring Chamber
conducts contests
SEBRING - The Greater
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce Ambassador
Committee is embarking on
a community cookbook
fundraiser. This cookbook
will showcase favorite
recipes from local restau-.
rants, business owners and
the community at large.
The Ambassadors are con-
ducting two contests: the
.first, to name the cookbook;
and the second, to design the
cover. The cookbook theme
is historical and present
Sebring.
To participate in the
design contest and/or the
book title contest, submit
your entries to sebringcook
book@yahoo.com. For cre-
ative cover artwork, submit
entries in jpeg format, 5-by-
8 inches high. All non-
returnable entries should be
submitted by April 1.

Church of Redeemer
plans sale of items
AVON PARK - Church of
the Redeemer in Avon Park
(across from Wells Dodge
Chrysler) is holding a
Second Time Around Sale
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday. There will be fur-
niture, TVs, jewelry, small
kitchen appliances, knick-
knacks, and much more.
A 50-50 draw and money
tree are added attractions.
Drinks and snacks will be
available.

Charleston/Coles
picnic set for Feb. 6
SEBRING - The annual
picnic for the
Charleston/Coles County, Ill.
area will be held as usual on
the first Friday in February.
It will be at Homer's
Cafeteria in Sebring starting
at 11:30 a.m.

Toby's Clowns set
dates for events
LAKE PLACID - On
Feb. 7-8, at the Lake Placid
Country Fair, Toby's Clowns
will be face painting and
ballooning from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. The group will park
cars and RVs on the clown
lot with all fees going to the
Toby the Clown Foundation,
which will soon break
ground on the new museum


and library.
Toby's Clown School will
teach another class from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday, Feb. 12-14
at the Lake Placid Library.
Lastly, South Florida
Community College
Elderhostel Club will offer-
ing a class on the Art of
Clown, taught by Toby's
Clown School. It will start at
9 a.m. each day Monday-
Friday, February, 23-27 at
the Lake Placid Conference
Center.
For more details call
President Albin "Big Al"
Pelski at 243-9473.

Ronnie Prophet to
perform
SEBRING - Entertainer
change at Tanglewood on
Sunday, Feb. 8. Originally
scheduled to perform was
Denny Diamond, but due to
unforeseen circumstances he
is being replaced with
Branson star Ronnie
Prophet, who is a Canadian
Country/Western Hall of
Famer.
Prophet was the lead gui-
tarist for Chet Atkins and
has 43 recordings to his
name. He and his wife per-
form in Branson during the
summers and will travel to
Tanglewood for this per-
formance.
Opening for them is one
of the funny men on the TV
late shows, Jimmy Travis,
who is an award winner and
known for his clean comedy.
Doors and snack bar open
at 6:15 p.m.; show at 7 p.m.
Tanglewood is one-half mile
north of Walmart on U.S. 27.
For more information, call
402-0763.

Bluegrass Travelers
perform today
SEBRING - The Sebring
Recreation Club, at 333
Pomegranate Ave. (behind
Sebring Police Station), will
host the following events:
* Today - Bluegrass
Travelers will perform at 2
p.m.
* Monday - Ladies
Social Club meets at 1 p.m.
Shuffleboard scrambles will
be at 1:15 p.m. Carry-in din-
ner is at 6 p.m., followed by
membership meeting at 7
p.m.
* Tuesday - The County
Shuffleboard Mingle/Single
Tournament will be at 8:30
a.m.

'Focus on Marriage'
seminar set
SEBRING - The First
Baptist Church of Sebring is
hosting the live via satellite
seminar "Focus on
Marriage" from 9:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
Featuring Beth Moore, Dr.
Gary Smalley, Jeremy Camp,
Dr. Del Tackett, Dr. John
Trent, and Gary Thomas, this
day-long seminar is designed
to bring couples, from


engaged to celebrating 50
years, closer together.
Lunch and snacks will be
provided. Cost is $49 per
couple.
Call the church office at
385-5154 to register.

Women of Moose
meet Monday
SEBRING - The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 Women
of the Moose committee will
meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
For details, call 655-3920.

VFW hosts chili
cook-off today
SEBRING - The Sebring
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host the fol-
lowing events:
* Today - Chili cook-off
judging at 3 p.m. Draft spe-
cial gazebo drawing at 6
p.m.
* Monday - Honor
Guard meeting at 1 p.m.
Shrimp night 5-7 p.m., peel
and eat or fried.
* Tuesday - Wings and
sliders served from 5-7 p.m.
Music by Frank "E" from 6-
9 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

Order of Moose
meets Tuesday
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host the following
events this week:
* Today - Music by
Connie from 3:30-7:30 p.m. ,
* Monday - Loyal Order
of the Moose meeting at 7
p.m.
For more information, call
465-0131.

Snowbird Luncheon
is Monday
SEBRING - The North
Liberty-Walkerton, Ind.
"Snowbird Luncheon" will
be at 11 a.m. Monday at


Homer's Smorgasbord, 1000
Sebring Square..
For more information, call
386-9416.

DAR meets Monday
AVON PARK - The
Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet at 1
:30 p.m. Monday at Church
of the Redeemer, U.S. 27
south of Avon Park across
from Wells Motor Co.
The winners of the
American history contest
will be-present to read their
essays. All are welcome to
attend.
Benefit sing for
Holton fundraiser
SEBRING - On Nov. 18,
2008, little Chloe Lynn
Holton was born in Sebring,
two months early. She was
transported to an Orlando
neonatal unit, did superb and
was sent home with her par-
ents, Lawrence and Sarah
Holton of Orchid Hill Riding
Stables.
Tragically, Chloe's life
ended on Jan. 15, 2009 when
she went home to be with
Jesus.
In just eight short weeks,
this little girl touched so
many lives. Now, the com-
munity would like to take
part in helping this family
with the extreme financial
obligations that come from
premature birth and losing a
child.
Dee's Place, 138 N.
Ridgewood Drive, will host
a benefit sing with special
music by award-winning
Nashville artist The
Wacaster Family at 5:30
p.m. Saturday. Drinks and
desserts (only) will be avail-
able.

Events planned for
Elks Lodge
SEBRING - Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host


DAVID ROY McAFEE

David Roy McAfee, 78, of Sebring, FL, passed
away Thursday, January 29, 2009, in Sebring. He
was born March 24, 1930, to Toy and Lessie
(Earnest) McAfee in Avon Park, FL, and had been a
lifetime resident of the area. He was Owner and
Operator of McAfee Mdving and Storage Company
and Heatherington's Grocery Store. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the
Korean War era from 1952 until 1954. He was a
Past Master of the Masonic Lodge; member of the
Elks Lodge and American Legion, was a Shriner
and a member of Unity of Sebring.
Mr.. McAfee is survived by his Wife, Joanne, of
Sebring; Son, Dennis (and Lamai) McAfee, Sebring;
Daughter, Deborah McAfee; Brothers, Calvin and
Joseph McAfee, both of Avon Park, FL and
Grandchildren Jennifer Hall, Thomas, Sabrina and
Ammie McAfee.
Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at Unity of Sebring,
Rev. Andy Conyer officiating. Those who wish may
make memorial donations to Unity of Sebring
(Rose Garden), 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875. Cremation arrangements
entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home
Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0125

p *


the following events-on
Tuesday, Tai Chi from 3-4
p.m.; Free Line Dancing les-
sons from 4:30-5:30 p.m.;
Ladies Night Out from 5-8
p.m.; and Darts for Fun from
6-8 p.m.

TPPA meets Tuesday
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Teen
Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance will hold its month-
ly meeting from 9:30-11
a.m. Tuesday in the large
conference room at the
Highlands County Health
Department, 7205 S. George
Blvd.
Organizations and individ-
uals who are interested ip
working with TPPA to
reduce the teen pregnancy
rate in Highlands County are
encouraged to attend these
meetings. Call Susan
Buelow, TPPA coordinator,
at 382-7277, or Jackie
Rawlings, Healthy Start
director, at 382-7208.

Blood mobile sets up
at Whispering Pines
SEBRING - Florida Blood
Center's blood mobile will
be at Whispering Pines RV
Resort from 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
All blood donors will
receive a mini physical and a
T-shirt. Call 382-4499 or
visit www.floridasbloodcen
ters.org for eligibility ques-
tions.


Home, property
owners hold meeting
.LAKE PLACID - The
Placid Lakes Home and
Property Owners Association
will hold its annual general
membership meeting at 7
p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 in the
Town Hall at 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. Nominations
will be announced for two
new seats on the board and
another open seat for re-ele-
cion. Nominations will also
be taken from the floor.
If a home or property
owner knows anyone willing
to take on this commitment,
talk to them about being on
the board. The person must
be a full-time Placid Lakes
resident and own property.
The 2009 membership
dues are up for renewal and
must be paid in order to vote
at meetings. Dues may be
paid before meeting.
Without paid membership
dues and help from mem-
bers, the association will not
go in the right direction.
This year, the association
plans to have a fun year,
starting with a March .14
"doing it green" jam session
at the hall from 4:30-7:30
p.m. If you can sing or think
you can sing, play an instru-
ment, do comedy or any
other type of entertainment,
come and perform. This
should be fun for all.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call
465-4888.


OBITUARIES


Page 5A


Longtime friend, business

associate of many dies


ENGELMAN, CARMEN













Carmen was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico on January
10, 1923 to the late Juan Lopez and Balbina
Quinones. She died on January 12, 2009.
Carmen moved to Sebring, Florida in 1985. She
attended the Methodist Church of Sebring and
Primera Iglesia Hispana Discipulos de Cristo de
Sebring. She was vibrant, loved learning and was
enrolled at the Florida Community College. She
was a devoted wife to the late Richard Engelman.
She is survived by her sisters Ana Fernandez, and
Carmencita, her daughters Frances Cruz and Maria
Rivera-Brown, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two
great grandchildren and five great-great grandchil-
dren. We will miss you Nanny. The family extends
its gratitude to all her friends and those that loved
and supported Nanny in Sebring.
Memorial services were held on January 15, 2009 in
loving memory, at the E. J. Flippen Funeral Home,
Camden, New Jersey and on January 18, 2009 at the
family home in Collingswood, New Jersey.
Condolences, cards or gifts can be sent to Moon
Mother at 3615 Camden Ave. Camden, NJ 08110 or
e-mail at Moon_Mother@comcast.net
Moon Mother is a not-for-profit organization. For
more information call 856 488 2393.










Page 6A News-Sun * Sunday, February 1, 2009

BUSINESS


How to help kids

cope with financial

changes without 4

scaring them

By SARA DIMERMAN
Special to the News-Sun
While most parents feel satisfied by. providing their children
iith life's necessities, many parents may feel guilty \%hen thee
can't give their children what the neighbors' kids have.
During these difficult economic times, many parents
are re-evaluating their spending habits and trying to
please their children with what they do have.
For many children, distinguishing between a want
and a need is tricky.
Here are 10 tips to help you deal with cutbacks in -
your family:
1. Take this opportunity to reflect on and review f-
your spending habits. A crisis can also create an
opportunity for change and an opportunity to grad-
.ually teach your children about the value of mone,
by modeling wise spending and careful budgeting .
Even if you have lots of money to spend, consid-
er what you are teaching your child by continual- .
ly adding to their material wealth.
2. Keep in mind.that children are easily i '
frightened by sudden changes and can quickly
jump to the worst conclusions. A young child,
for example, may worry about not having a
house to live in if they hear you talk about not
being able to throw them the usual birthday part).
The key is to cut back gradually and to not make an issue
over not being able to afford something. Instead of hav-
ing to talk about what you can no longer afford, consid-
Continued on page 7A


Badcock aims high for a healthy workforce


Special to the News-Sun
MULBERRY - The Badcock
Corporation, has kicked off their new
year by aiming high for a healthy work-
force. An innovative Welliess Program
has been implemented that will not only
encourage employees to live a healthier
lifestyle, but will also provide a cost
savings to participating employee's
future insurance premiums.
"The system is simple, but compre-
hensive," says Terri Johnson, Badcock's
occupational health nurse. "The key is
to combine exercise, health screenings,


and health education to create a holistic
approach to wellness."
Badcock's Wellness Program offers
employees opportunities to accumulate
wellness points by participating in vari-
ous activates, including wellness
screenings, health education seminars
and group fitness. To earn wellness
points, employees must complete the
following: annual health risk assess-
ment, annual physical, two health
screenings and two to four health educa-
tion classes. Employees may also earn
wellness points by donating blood, par-


ticipating in sporting events such as
marathons, 3 and.5K and volunteering
time in the community.
One fitness component of the
Wellness Program is weight loss. So far,
the new year has identified at least 81
"losers" - employees who have joined
Badcock Corporation's "Biggest Loser"
program. Biggest Loser participants
were challenged to lose 10 percent of
their body weight by the end of a twelve
week program. After the first of week of
the program, the combined weight loss
total was registered at 136 pounds.


Save money using energy-

efficient tax credits


One of the few
bright spots in the
current financial
crisis is that the
government has
reinstated federal
tax credits for a
variety of energy-
efficient home
improvements
you make in
2009. They also
extended dead-
lines for solar


energy systems
and fuel cell tax credits
until 2016 and established
new credits for small
wind-energy systems and
plug-in hybrid vehicles.
This means that you can
not only take advantage of
many products that are
good for the environment,
but also can save on ener-
gy expenses while lower-
ing your tax bill. Here are
a.few highlights:
+ Home improvements.
Tax credits are available
for insulation, energy-effi-
cient replacement win-
dows, non-solar water
heaters, and certain high-
efficiency heating and
cooling equipment. These
tax credits are not avail-
able for new home con-
struction; however, new- *
housing credits are avail-
able for photovoltaic sys-
tems that convert sunlight
into electricity, as well as
solar water heaters, small
wind energy systems and
fuel cells.
* Energy-efficient cars.
A new tax credit is now
available for plug-in
hybrid cars and trucks,
ranging from $2,500 to
$7,500, depending on bat-
tery capacity. And, credits
are still available for cer-
tain models of hybrid
gasoline-electric, diesel,
battery-electric, alternative
fuel and fuel-cell vehicles,


depending on
whether their
manufacturers
have yet sold the
eligible number of
vehicles. Go to
http://fuelecono-
my.gov for more
details.
The Energy Star
Website, run by
the U.S.
Department of
Energy, contains a
comprehensive


table showing which prod-
ucts qualify for the tax
credits and where to go for
more information
(www.energystar.gov/index
.cfm?c=products.prtax_cr
edits).

Even if you can't afford
a new roof or hybrid car,
there are still plenty of
ways you can significantly
lower your energy bills.
For example:
* For every degree you
lower your thermostat (or
raise it in the summer) you
can trim your utility bill by
3 to 5 percent. Bonus
points for lowering it fur-
ther at bedtime.
* Up to 30 percent of
heated or cooled air can be
lost through leaks, so add
weather stripping around
windows and doors and
caulking around ducts,
plumbing bypasses and
other openings.
* Heating water is the
third-largest home energy
expense, so try lowering
your water heater tempera-
ture to 120 degrees F.or
lower (provided. your dish-
washer's manual says
that's OK). -
* Buy a programmable
thermostat so you can
.lower the temperature
when you're not home and
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February 12, 2009- The Palms
S725 South Pine St., Sebring
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To benefit the Palms Benevolent Care Fund,
to support senior citizens to stay in their homes.

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By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
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SEBRING - Tara
Vickory and Stephanie Sapp
grew up wanting to become
hair stylists, practicing on
their, friends.
Growing up thousands of
miles apart, they didn't meet
until they worked at the same
salon here in Highlands
County, but they soon
became friends.
After a time, like many
enterprising Americans. they
wanted to own their business
and be their own bosses, so
,they became partners.
Their new salon, called
Starz, opened at 1123 U.S. 27
,South a month ago. The duo
offer a full line of hair care
services including cutting,
color and perms for both
women and men. They also
do facial waxing.
Both women have lived in
the area for some time.
Vickory moved here with
her parents when she was in
high school -- graduating
from Sebring High School in
,1996.
Sapp moved here from
South Dakota 10 years ago,
because her mother had
resettled here.
Vickory graduated from
the cosmetology program at


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News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Nine-year-old Ashlee Wilson, a student at Woodlawn Elementary School, thinks deep
thoughts while Stephanie Sapp trims up her hair. Sapp's partner, Tara Vickory, looks on.


South Florida Community
College, while Sapp attended
school in Minnesota - driv-
ing from her home in South
Dakota.
Becoming a licensed cos-
metologist is no easy thing.
In Florida the law requires
an individual to pass a 1,200-
hour course of instruction.
In Minnesota the course is


even longer, Sapp said, total-
ing 1,550 hours. "It takes
about a year's investment to
get licensed," Vickory said.
The women clearly love
what they do, and the shop is
modern, airy and bright.
Already they are attracting
customers, some from out of
county.
Aimee Pizzi, whose moth-


er lives locally and had alert-
ed her to Vickory and Sapp's
talents, drove down from
Ocala just to get highlights, a
cut and a blow dry.
The women want to add a
massage therapist to their
team and invite applications.
Walk-ins are welcome, but
appointments are recom-
mended. Call 314-9900.


Being energy efficient is a good way to save money


Continued from page 6A
heat things up shortly before you
return. (The reverse works in sum-
mer.)
* Buy Energy Star products, which
consume up to 50 percent less energy
and water than standard models. Go to
www.energystar.gov for information
on finding local retailers, rebates and
more.
* Use compact fluorescent lamps,
which consume 75 percent less energy
than incandescent bulbs, last 10 times
longer and save $30 or more over the


lifetime of each bulb.
* Clean or replace furnace filters
each month and dust refrigerator coils
every few months to ensure more effi-
cient operation. Also, clean the
clothes dryer lint trap.after each use.
* Install tempered glass doors and
a heat-air exchange system to your
fireplace to re-circulate warmed air;.
and always close the damper when not
in use.
* Run full washer and dryer loads
and use cold or warm water whenever
possible.


* Run full dishwasher loads and
use the unheated drying cycle if avail-
able.
* Turn off lights, computers, tele-
visions and other electronic equipment
when not in use.
Scaling back your energy costs is a
no-brainer in these penny-pinching
times - not to mention being good for
the environment.

Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial
education programs. Sign up for his free
monthly e-Newsletter at www.practical-
moneyskills. com/newsletter


Helping kids cope

with financial change


Continued from page 6A
er how you can spend your
money more wisely.
3. Help your child under-
stand the difference between
a need and a want. Do this at
a quiet time when he or she
will be more likely to lis-
ten-don't wait until you are
at the toy store.
4. Help older children
understand the value of
money. Have them contribute
part of their allowance or
wages from part time
employment to items that are
not necessities.
5. Watch how you model
buying habits. If you buy on
impulse, it may be difficult
for you to help your children
reflect and wait a couple of
weeks to see if it is still at the
top of their must-have list.
6. Don't say "we can't
afford this anymore."
Children will again jump to
terrifying conclusions about
what will happen next. Say
something like, "l'\e, been
thinking that since you
already have so many games
and toys at home, that buying
more is just adding to the
clutter. Let's go through the
cupboard, give away what
you don't need, and see if
you really need another game
like this. Maybe we'll even
find something similar to it
stuck away at the back of the
cupboard."
7. Compromise. If your
child insists that the item is
really important to him or
her.. ay something like, "I
know that you really want it.
I know what that feels like.
Unfortunately buying that
toy wasn't on my shopping
list for the week. Can you
think about it? If you really
want it as badly in a couple
of weeks, we'll think of a
way to make it happen." Plan
on how to save the money to
get it: "If you put aside your


allowance over the next twd
weeks, that'll mean that
you'll have half of what yott
need. I'll put in the other
half."
8. Without alarming your
children, gradually include
them in some simple budget-
ing for the household. First
decide as an adult what you
feel comfortable allocating
each week towards your
household expenses. Take
that amount and present this
as an exciting activity-your
children won't even realize
that they are improving their
math skills! Lay all bills (real
or Monopoly money) out and
then ask your children what
they think you spend on the*
necessities. By showing your
children how to budget and
allocate, they may be more
sensitive frivolous spending
and you are teaching them an
essential life skill. A word of
caution: Make sure that your
children are not at home or
are asleep if you and your
partner fight about money-:
-it's amazing what children
hear even when you think
they aren't listening!
S9. Always try o have some
money left over for a, slush
fund. Treat yourselves to
something fun at the end of
the month, especially if
you've been careful all
month long.
10. Try to remain optis
mistic, even during tough
times. Even if you can't
afford something right now;
talk about how you can make
it happen as a family. Ask,
"How can we work together
to make this happen?"

Sara Dimmerman, author of :
Am I a Normal Parent?, grad-
uated with a master's level
Diploma in Assessment and
Counseling from the Institute
of Child Study, University of
Toronto.


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Public pulls peanut-topped ice cream cones from stores

Publix pulls peanut-topped ice cream cones from stores


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Florida-based
Publix Supermarket announced
Thursday that that it is recalling its
own Round Top Sundae Cones
brand, an ice cream treat that is
topped with chopped nuts from the
Blakley, Ga., factory that has been
linked to the nationwide salmonella
outbreak.
According to a Publix press
release, the affected ice cream
comes in packages with eight four-
ounce cones and labeled with a
UPC code of 41415 26643.
. "As part of our commitment to
food safety, potentially impacted
product has been removed from all


Issues voluntary recall for Round Top Sundae

Cones due to possible salmonella contamination


store shelves," said Maria Brous,
Publix director of media and com-
munity relations, in a press release.
"To date, there have no reported
cases of illness. Consumers who
have purchased the product in ques-
tion may return the sundae cones to
their local store for a full refund.
Publix customers with additional
questions may call our Consumer
Relations department -at 1-800-242-
1227."
With new information coming out


everyday about the processing plant
being linked to the salmonella poi-
soning of more than 500 people,
and six deaths, the recall of prod-
ucts using peanut butter and peanut
paste from the plant continues to
grow.
As of today, Florida is still one of
only seven states that has not had a
reported case of illness.
Peanut butter is sold by Peanut
Corporation of America (PCA) in
bulk containers ranging in size from


five to 1,700 pounds.
The peanut paste is sold in sizes
ranging from 35-pound containers
to product sold by the tanker con-
tainer.
Neither of these products is sold
directly to consumers.
However, through its investiga-
tion, the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has deter-
mined that PCA distributed poten-
tially contaminated product to more
than 100 consignee firms for use as


an ingredient in hundreds of differ-
ent products, such as cookies,
crackers, cereal, candy and now ice
cream.
The FDA initiated an inspection
of PCA's Blakely plant on Jan. 9
shortly after learning that this firm
might be linked to the ongoing
Salmonella outbreak.
The voluntary recall of dozens of
foods containing peanuts or peanut
butter has been in effect for the past
two weeks.
Those wishing to check the prod-
uct list that is currently recalled can
visit the FDA website at
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scri
pts/peanutbutterrecall.


Harder


Hall fate


still up


in the air
Continued from page 1A
use one would be good for
the area.
"They've already hired an
architect, an engineer and a
contractor; as well as con-
sultants who also work as
lobbyists. They are going to
top HUD officials, and will
return to the council (with a
updated report later)."
The extension would
move the close of the
inspection period to April
15.
During the extension,
Calibre's escrow deposit of
$200,000 remains fully
refundable.
Calibre's plans for Harder
Hall are a mix of independ-
ent living and assisted liv-
ing with a specialized center
for Alzheimer's patients.
A professional center also
is planned for the campus,
with room for some services
like a hair salon and bank.
S "This is typical of what
we do," DePugh said.
Most of the assisted liv-
ing units would be in the
existing Harder Hall build-
ing itself. They will average
about 400 square feet, with
some smaller and'a few
larger.
: The plan calls for 10
* independent living apart-
ments to be located in
Harder Hall's tower. The
remainder would be in a
new two-story building.
The size and number of
the independent living
apartments in that new
building have yet to be
determined.
According to the summa-
ry of the market evaluation
findings, "Overall we
believe that the proposed
Harder Hall Retirement
Community project presents
a strong opportunity ... We
note that the opportunity in
the market appears to be
most compelling for new
independent living product
'due to relatively strong
demand and lack of existing
competition.
" The opportunity for
assisted living is somewhat
more measured as this mar-
ket is much more competi-
tive."
The motion for a vote to
approve the extension is'
Scheduled for the regular
Tuesday city council meet-
ing, held at city hall at 6:30 .
p.m.
It has been placed in the
consent agenda portion of
the council's meeting agen-
da.
That indicates city coun-
cil members are agreed in
granting the extension,
- since consent items are typi-
cally routine business issues
that don't require discussion
, and are passed en mass by a
single vote.
However, the members of
the Sebring council are
..famous for pulling single
items out of the consent
;agenda just so they may be
discussed, which just goes
to show that nothing about
this project is guaranteed
yet.


News-sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Members of the Heartland Association of Realtors applaud the future Friday night.
Many report an upsurge in business, partly because of low interest rates.

Realtors optimistic about future


Continued from page 1A
"It seems like it's picking up the last few
months," he said, "but I don't want to talk
about it. It might go away."
Beyond celebrating, the evening was
really about honoring outstanding mem-
bers, and empowering the new officers for
2009.
Eight awards were presented.
* Kris Harrington is Rookie.of the Year
2008.
* The Congeniality Award went to Sue
Dean.
* Heartland Title Insurance Agency,
owned and operated by Dave Hatch, was
named Affiliate of the Year.
* Sherry Leo Abraham was named
Association Achiever.
* Kim Reed was honored as Realtor of
the Year
* Gayle Labanowitz was honored with
the Hall of Fame Award.
* Jan Faranito was honored with the
President's Award.
* Bud Worden was honored with a
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Recipients were recognized for their
work ethic and high standards, as well as
contributions to the profession and commu-
nity.
Worden was taken completely by sur-
prise, although his wife, Mary Lucille
Worden, knew in advance. Turns out that
was a good thing. At the last minute
Worden wanted to duck out of the event and
told her he didn't think they'd go. "Yes we
will," she'd answered firmly.
The new slate of officers for 2009 are: Al


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Blue Brothers wow crowd


Continued from page 1A
routine to unveil Elwood's
harmonica in authentic
hats, suits, and sunglasses
looking fresh from a 74-car
pileup.
The show was an electric
presentation of the original
music from the movie and
from other popular rhythm
and blues artists including
the crowd-pleasing "Shout"
from Otis Day and the
Knights, where folks in he
crowd were encouraged to
throw their hands in the air
and sing along with Jake
and Elwood.
A small sampling of the
music from The Official
Blues Brothers Revival
Musical, the show is cur-
rently the only tribute offi-
cially sanctioned by the
John Belushi Estate and
Dan Aykroyd.


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remake of The Blues
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stage, nor. simply a revival
of the characters Jake and
Elwood Blues.
The Blues Brothers
Revival is a homage to
Chicago's rich history of
blues, gospel, and tradition-
al soul music.
The theme of revival is
the dream of blues salva-
tion.
Jake has spent most of
the last several last years
stuck in purgatory and the
Blues Brothers are on a
new mission: to get Jake
into the Kingdom of
Heaven. With the help of
the cast and the audience,
Jake seeks redemption
through melody, rhythm
and verse.


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In an e-mail to Colby,
Court Administrator for the
10th Circuit Court of
Florida Nick Sudzina stated,
"Mr. Colby, it is my under-


Drink coffee to
Continued from page 2A
programs and services.
The company can sell
coffee to people and com-
panies that serve it, or set
up coffee service on loca-
tion. From each purchase of
Highlands Red Cross
branded coffee, bistro mugs


court's employees, Brian
Franza. Since officials in
Highlands County are not
responsible for the proper
response in this matter, you
need to direct the specifics
of your request to me. I will
then have legal counsel ren-


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and tea, a portion goes to
support the local Red
Cross. To shop these cof-
fees and teas, visit
http://polkcountyfl.red'
cross.org/fazziniCoffee_
Highlands.htm or www.
fazziniblend.com/highland
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Lifetime Service Award Friday night at the
association's annual awards banquet
'Bud has been selling little bits of Florida
from the same corner in Avon Park for
over 36 years,' said Al Harmon, the newly
installed president for 2009. He stands
behind Burke.

Harmon, president; Ronnie Carter, presi-
dent-elect; Edward Davidson, vice-presi-
dent; Jan Faranito, secretary; and Karen
Retherford, treasurer.
The new directors are: Jeri Canale, Gary
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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.

Editor's note: In the Sunday,
Jan. 25 edition of the News-Sun,
charges against Daryl Matthew
Tomblin, 26, of Sebring were
incorrectly listed. Tomblin was
charged with hit and run, leaving
scene of crash involving damage
to property; and driving while
license suspended, first offense.
He was not charged with posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and/or
use; and possession of controlled
substance without prescription.
The News-Sun apolgizes for the
error and appreciates the oppor-
tunity to set the record straight.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Thursday, Jan.29:
* Joshua Douglas Haas, 27, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for with-
holding support, non-support of
children or spouse.
* Mario Rios Hernandez, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for operat-
ing motor vehicle without valid
license.
* Jorge Emmanuel Martinez, 20,
of Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for sexual offense, victim
12-15 years of age.
+ Steven Ray Massey, 30, of
Lake-Placid, was registered as a
criminal for possession of
cocaine.
* Joseph Chase McClelland, 25,
of Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant
for petit theft, first offense.
* Christopher Lee Slade, 37, of
Zolfo Springs, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear for two
counts of cruelty to animals; and
withholding support, non-support
of children or spouse.
* Stephanie Lynn Smith, 18, of
Sebring, was recommitted fdr
lewd and lascivious battery; and
recommitted for grand theft.
* Edmund Joseph Tuttle, 62, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for, domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or
strike.
* Sherry Renee Williams, 33, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or
strike..

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Wednesday, Jan. 28:
* Thomas James Abbey, 52, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for tres-
passing school grounds.
* Thomas R. Blahnik, 56, of
Sebring, was recommitted for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
+ Larry Gene Dotson, 27, of
Sebring, was recommitted for
driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge, first
offense.
* Eric Von Ferguson, 36, of Avon
Park, was charged with withhold-
ing support, non-support of chil-
dren or spouse.
* Jimmy Lamar Ford, 19, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear for no valid driv-
er license.
* Jose Mendoza Frias, awaiting
trial, warrant, failure to appear for
driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* Gilberto Alaniz Gonzalez, 24,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of cocaine.
* Francisco Luis Gutierrez, 19,
of Avon park, awaiting trial for
burglary of unoccupied dwelling,
unarmed; and larceny or theft.
* Todd William Harrington, 40,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; tampering with,
fabricating or destroying physical
evidence; possession of cocaine;
and driving while license sus-
pended, first offense.
* Lloyd George Henry, 44, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant,
violation of injunction for protec-
tion against domestic violence.
* Michael Allen Huffstutlear, 32,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
reckless driving with alcohol as
factor; and warrant for knowingly
driving while license suspended
or revoked.
* Wallace Legree, 35, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and/or
use; resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; and possession
of cocaine.


* Ruben Anthony Lewis, 53, of
Lakeland, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear for arraignment,
for knowingly driving while
license suspended or revoked,
first offense.
* Guillermo Turi Lopez, 25, of
Sebring, Immigration Code
Enforcement for municipal ordi-
nance violation.
* Jeremiah James Meissner, 34,
of New Port Richey, awaiting trial,
motion to transport prisoner, pre-
trial conference for petit theft.
* Veronica Yvonne Moses, 46,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving while license suspended
or revoked, third or subsequent


PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


offense; resisting officer, obstruc-
tion without violence; warrant,
failure to appear, failed pre-pay-
ment plan for knowingly driving
while license suspended or
revoked,.second offense; warrant,
failure to appear, failed pre-pay-
ment plan for giving false name to
law enforcement officer; con-
tempt of court for child support;
affidavit of non-compliance for
giving false name to law enforce-
ment officer; and affidavit of non-
compliance for knowingly driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
* Charles Henry Nilsen, 45, of
Miami, awaiting trial for withhold-
ing support, non-support of chil-
dren or spouse.
* Robert Bernard Pough, 18, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, warrant
for larceny or grand theft of
firearm; warrant for violation of
injunction for protection against
domestic violence; warrant for
burglary of conveyance; failure to
appear, affidavit of non-compli-
ance for possession of cannabis,
under 20 grams; failure to appear,
affidavit of non-compliance for
possession of drug parapherna-
lia; and failure to appear, affidavit
of non-compliance for battery.
+ Michael Todd Walker, 42, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
+ Hector Zubia, 21, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for false iden-
tification given to law enforce-
ment officer; larceny or theft; and
burglary of unoccupied dwelling,
unarmed.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 27:
* Felisha Caressa Acevedo, 20,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
larceny, petit,, first offense.
* Ruth Enid Archeval, 35, of
Sebring, was charged with proba-
tion violation, misdemeanor war-
rant for possession of cannabis.
* Reyna Barajas, 30, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense; and two
counts of DUI and personal prop-
erty damage.
* Darla Yvonne Carter, 19, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for larce-
ny, petit, first offense.
* William Michael Dawson, 21,
of Lake Placid, was registered as
a criminal for tampering, with or
destroying physical evidence.
* Gala Elaine Durrance, 67, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, misde-
meanor warrant, failure to appear,
violation of probation, arraign-
ment for trespassing; warrant,
failure to appear, pre-trial confer-
ence for felony, fleeing to elude
.police with disregard of safety to
persons; warrant, failure to
appear, pre-trial conference for
resisting arrest without. violence;
warrant failure to appear, viola-
tion of probation, arraignment for
trespassing occupied structure
after warned.
+ Gabriel Gomez Flores, 43, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for with-
holding support, non-support of
children or spouse.
* James Fredrick Kelly, 42, of
Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for possession of
cocaine.
+ Jared Wass Martin, 19, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence, trespassing occupied
structure or conveyance; domes-
tic violence or battery, felony or
domestic battery by strangula-
tion; and recommitted for domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or
strike.
+ William Anthony Mason, 22, of
Sebring, was charged with proba-
tion violation, misdemeanor war-
rant for worthless check.
* Troy Denard Mathis, 44, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial, misde-
meanor warrant for driving under
the influence of alcohol or drugs,
first offense; warrant for DUI and
personal property damage.
* Dora Irene Rodriguez-Zulua,
51, of Miami, awaiting trial,
felony warrant for two counts of
fraudulent use of credit card,
used more than twice to obtain
money or goods; warrant for
grand theft or larceny, five
counts; warrant for grand theft or
larceny, four counts; two counts
of fraudulent use of another's
identification; uttering a forgery
with false instrument, two
counts; two counts of forgery;
two counts of theft of credit card;
and two counts of dealing in
stolen property.
* Josephine Rushing, 43, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for larce-
ny, petit, first offense.
* Elvin Peter Whittaker, 45, of
West Palm Beach, awaiting trial


for withholding support, non-
support of children or spouse.
* Alvin K. Wright, 66, of Winter
Haven, awaiting trial, misde-
meanor warrant, failure to appear
for driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked.


Jan. 27
On this day, Highlands County public
safety officials also ran calls for 1 miss-
ing juvenile, 78 traffic stops, 6 child
abuse (2 adult abuse), 1 juvenile trouble
(5 juvenile trouble delayed), 3 domestic
disputes (1 battery, 1 assault), 41 watch
orders, 35 EMS, .8 alarms (2 medical
alarms) and 1 fire alarm.
23:54, U.S. 27, Miscellaneous inci-
dent.
23:17, Santa Barbara Dr., Suspicious
incident.
22:48, N. Self Ave., Follow-up.
22:44, U.S. 27 N.-Cora Rehab
Clinic., Suspicious vehicle.
22:41, Sea Biscuit Lane-Cloverleaf
Subdivision, Accident with unknown
injury.
22:34, N.E. Pine St., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:23, Glenwood Ave.-Alley way east
of Glenwood, Suspicious person.
22:17, U.S. 27 S.-K Aluminum,
Suspicious vehicle.
22:09, Pine St., Assist noise ordi-
nance.
22:02, W. Martin Rd.-boat ramp
area, Suspicious vehicle.
21:52, W. Lake Isis Ave.,
Trespassing.
21:51, Pomegranate Ave., Verbal
disturbance.
21:45, U.S. 27, Highway obstruc-
tion.
21:40, State Dr., Suspicious inci-
dent.
21:30, Lake June Rd., Trespassing.
21:22, Sebring Parkway, Disabled
vehicle.
21:21, W. Sunshine Lane, Assist
noise ordinance.
21:03, Locke St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
20:56, Cockrell Rd., Harassment
delayed.
20:39, Golfview Rd.-Inn on the
Lakes, Suspicious incident.
20:33, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
20:25, E. Spinnaker Dr., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
20:21,. S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from court.
20:12, N. U.S. 27-Walmart Discount
Cities Avon Park, Suspicious incident.
20:11, Hill Ct., Suspicious person.
19:56, King Dr., Follow-up.
19:56, Pomegranate Ave., Verbal
disturbance.
19:45, U.S. 27 N.-Coldwell Banker,
Suspicious incident.
19:45, Pomegranate Ave.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist public-ATC.
19:29, Avery Ct., Fire.
19:22, Belle Tower Ave., Suspicious
person.
18:58, Sebring Parkway, Accident
without injury.
18:56, C.R. 29, Accident with
unknown injury.
18:49, Sunniland Dr., Assist agency.
18:42, Pomegranate . Ave.,


Suspicious person.
18:40, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
18:38, Iroquois Rd., Reckless driver.
18:20, Tarrega St., Reckless driver.
18:15, Mundell Ave., Theft delayed.
18:12, S. Ridgewood Dr., Suspicious
person.
18:04, Delaney Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
17:54, Vision St., Disturbance.
17:53, U.S. 27-Carlie Lynn's Bar,
Civil process.
17:48, Lakeview Dr., Disabled vehi-
cle.
17:43, Higson Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
17:40, Assembly Point Dr., Accident
without injury.
17:39, Nutmeg Ct., Civil process.
17:39, Arbuckle Creek Rd.,
Suspicious person.
17:36, Lake Francis Rd., Reckless
driver.
17:35, Lee Place, Reckless driver.
17:35, Robinson St., Follow-up,
17:34, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay Grocery,
Suspicious person.
17:32, N. U.S. 27-Sears, Theft
delayed.
17:30, Vilabella Dr., Verbal distur-
bance.
17:26, U.S. 27 N.-Shell Station A&J
Petroleum, Follow-up.
17:23, S.R. 66-X2 (Skipper Rd.),
Disabled vehicle.
17:08, Wolf Creek Rd., Suspicious
incident.
17:08, Polk County, Administrative.
16:52, Vision St., Disturbance fight.
16:49, Assembly Point Dr., Accident
without injury.
16:41, Youth Care Lane-Valencia
Mobile Home Park, Suspicious incident.
16:29, Hawk St., . Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
16:28, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Follow-up.
16:21, S. Fairview Terrace-Ridgedale
Apts., Suspicious vehicle.
16:21, Sebring Square-Shooter's Bar
and Grill, Civil dispute.
16:21, Osceola 'Rd., Assist public-
ATC.
16:20, N, U.S. 27-Walmart Discount
Cities Avon Park, Suspicious incident.
16:17, U.S. 27 S.-ABC Fine Wine &
Spirits, Suspicious vehicle.
16:16, Chatsworth St., Animal com-
plaint.
16:02, N: Park St.-Park Place, Stolen
or lost tag.
15:58, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Property lost.
15:57, Andretti Rd., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
15:50, U.S. 27 S.-Stewart's Mobile
Village, Suspicious incident.
/ ,15:33, U.S. 27.N.-Taylor's Food
Mart, Theft gas drive off.
15:32, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.


15:31, Glacier Ave., Harassment
delayed.
15:25, Glenwood Ave., Follow-up.
15:20, Date Palm Dr., Fire.
15:07, Wilson Way, Suspicious inci-
dent.
14:48, Spinks Rd., Suspicious inci-
dent.
14:39, N. Central Ave., Assist public-
ATC.
14:21, S. Ridgewood Dr., Disabled
vehicle.
14:15, W. College Dr.-SFCC, Theft
delayed.
14:03, Durmon Ave., Follow-up.
14:00, Kenwood Place, Hazmat inci-
dent. �
13:57, Avanti Company, Follow-up.
13:46, N. Seminole Rd., Suspicious
incident.
13:45, Moon Ranch Rd., Transport.
13:35, Lake June Dr.-Performance
Sales & Service, Burglary delayed.
13:31, S.R. 70, Accident with
unknown injury.
13:15, Placid Lakes Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
13:13, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Assist public-ATC.
13:05, U.S. 27 N.-Woody's RV, Lost
or stolen tag.
1-2:56, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
12:50, S. Eucalyptus St., Disabled
vehicle.
12:50, Lakeview St., Civil dispute.
12:47, C.R. 621-E, Follow-up.
12:41, Youth Care Lane-Valencia
Mobile Home Park, Follow-up.
12:40, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Suspicious incident.
12:37, U.S. 27 N.-Heartland Motors,
, Accident without injury.
12:36, N.. Melrose Dr., Suspicious
person.
12:32, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
12:32, Blossom Dr., Accident-hit and
run.
12:23, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
12:09, Pomegranate Ave:,
Suspicious incident.
12:09, U.S. 27 S.-7 Days Food Mart,
Follow-up.
12:09, U.S. 98, Fire brush.'
12:03, U.S. 27-EI Paso, Harassment.
11:54, E. Main St.-Avon Park City
Hall, Assist public-ATC.
11:52, E. Main St.-Avon Park High
School, Follow-up.
11:46, Whisper Circle, Accident
without injury.
11:44, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
11:35, U.S. 27 N.-Oaks at Avon,
Abandoned vehicle.
11:30, Commerce Ave., Disabled
vehicle.
11:29, Pineneedle Dr., Trespassing
Delayed.
11:29, E. Interlake Blvd.-Wauchula
State Bank, Accident-hit and run.
11:25, Lemon Ave., Suspicious per-
son.


11:23, Oak Island Rd., Suspicious
incident.
11:09, N. U.S. 27-Substation, Assist
agency.
10:57, W. Tulane Dr.-Avon Park
Police Department, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
� 10:54, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie,
Follow-up.*
10:53, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assist agency.
10:40, Memorial Dr., Accident with-
out injury.
10:30, W.L. Kirkland St., Follow-up.
. 10:22, Howard St., Assist agency.
10:15, Oriole St., Suspicious inei-
dent.
10:07, N. Mango St.-City of Sebring
Water Department, Suspicious incident.
10:05, Ernest E. Sims St.,
Suspicious person.
10:02, W. Gobourne St., Follow-up.
09:57, U.S. 27 S.-Economy Inn,
Verbal disturbance.
09:35, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie, Theft
IP.
09:29, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Recommitted from court.
09:19, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Capias arrest.
09:07, C.R. 621, Animal complaint.
09:01, S. Lake Ave.-Avanti Company,
Follow-up.
08:40, U.S. 27 N.-American Legion
Post 25, Fire.
08:24, Lakewood Rd., Follow-up.
08:21, Rainbow Ave., Obstruction on
highway.
08:1'9, S. U.S. 98-ABC Appliance and
TV, Suspicious incident.
08:14, N. Central Ave.-La Yerbita,
Suspicious person.
08:10, Nautilus Rd., Accident with-
out injury.
07:51, Church St., Suspicious per-
son.
07:41, Rainbow Ave., Follow-up.
07:40, Anoka Ave., Accident without
injury.
07:30, Sparta Rd.-Cracker Trail
Elementary, Radar request.
07:21, Cowhouse Rd.-Pines Ranch,
Trespassing delayed.
07:04, Orange St.-Highlands County
Jail, Recommitted from court.
06:50, U.S. 27 N.-Gate Station,
Suspicious person.
06:13, Kenilworth Blvd., Reckless
driver.
03:16, Sebring Parkway, Disabled
vehicle.
01:35, Corvette Ave., Fire.
01:29, Youth Care Lane-Valencia
Mobile Home Park, Harassment.
N 01:27, E. Main St.-Donaldson Park,
Suspicious vehicle.
S01:23, U.S. 98, Assist public-ATC.
81:13, No address, Miscellaneous
incident.
01:12, N. Pine St., Burglary.
00:42, Valerie Blvd., Stolen or lost
tag.


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1050 . Leg
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION'
CASE NO.: 08-000789
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW
HOME LOAN TRUST ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-2,
PLAINTIFF,,
-VS-
STACY BREEGLE, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: STACY BREEGLE; THERESA L. BREEGLE
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the un-
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
Interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title 6r interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 4, BLOCK B, OF MEADOWLAKE SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 35, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to It on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33324-3920 on or before February 9, 2009
(no later than 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition 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, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-60403(ASCF)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
Janujy 25; February 1,2009


1050 Lgals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-001526
Division:
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
JOSE HECTOR TURI, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DARLENE L.TURI
A/K/A DARLENE LOUISE TURI
812 Porsche Avenue
Sebring, FL 33872
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property In
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 276, SEBRING HILLS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 2, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH THE
RIGHT TO USE IN COMMON WITH OTHERS
LOT 1, BLOCK L, LAKE JACKSON BOULE-
VARD SUBDIVISION, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 14th day of January, 2009.
Luke E Brooker
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
As Deputy Clerk
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-033
NAGEEN ALl
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
ANTONIO RAMOS OLLER
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Antonio Ramos Oiler
1304 Wilson St. Apt. 7-5
San Jean, Puerto Rico 00907
Last known residence & address


1050 Legals
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-
bed as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
Lot 6, Block 26, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES
ACRES, Section 34, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page(s)
24, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
February 12, 2009, otherwise a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on January 7th, 2009.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
January11, 18, 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001634GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.
DBA SUNTRUST BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIA G. AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA
GARBRIELA AVELLANEDA, ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIA G. AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA
GARBRIELA AVELLANEDA
Whose residence is: 3528 CURRY ST,
SEBRING, FL 33876
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA G. AVEL-
LANEDA A/K/A MARIA GARBRIELA AVELLA-
NEDA
Whose residence is: 3528 CURRY ST,
SEBRING, FL33876
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or against MARIA G.
AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA GARBRIELA
AVELLANEDA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MA-
RIA G. AVELLANEDA A/K/A MARIA GARBRIE-
LA AVELLANEDA and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest in
the property described herein.
. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following descri-
bed property:
LOT 22, IN BLOCK 1, OF J.O. YOUNCE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.


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a/k/a 3528 CURRY ST, SEBRING, FL 33876
has been filed against you anfdyou are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before February 20, 2009, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 16th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001695GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST SERIES 2006-NC4 ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
YAHAIRA RODRIGUEZ, ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: YAHAIRA RODRIGUEZ
Whose residence Is: 315 N FONDULAC
RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YAHAIRA RO-
DRIGUEZ
Whose residence is: 315 N FONDULAC
RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or against YAHAIRA
RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YA-
HAIRA RODRIGUEZ and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest in
the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following descri-
bed property:
LOTS 13163 AND 13164, AVON PARK
LAKES UNIT 41, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 88, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 315 N FONDULAC RD, AVON PARK,
FL 33825
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before February 20, 2009, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will .be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 16th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
January 25; February 1,2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
.PROBATE DIVISION
File No, PC 09-35
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDWARD CIMOWICZ,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of EDWARD CIMOWICZ, deceased,
File Number PC 09-35; by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the dece-
dent's date of death was December 9, 2008;
that the total value of the estate is $11,500.00
and that the name and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
LORRAINE M. HARRINGTON
213 Tulane Circle
Avon Park, FL 33825
EDWARD G. CIMOWICZ
10370 S.W. 207 Lane
Cutler Ridge, FL 33189
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate-of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 1,2009.
Persons Giving Notice:
LORRAINE M. HARRINGTON
213 Tulane Circle
Avon Park, FL 33825
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
February 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-19
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCILLE E. STEWART,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LU-
CILLE E. STEWART, deceased, whose date of
death was December 8, 2008, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 262-26-6319, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870. The name and address of the per-


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sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
Is January 25, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Mickie V. Foland
309 Lark Ave.
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative;
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
January 25; February 1, 2Q09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-546
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET A. GALVIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR-
GARET A. GALVIN, deceased, whose date of
death was March 6, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The
name and address of the personal representa-
tive 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 25, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael Freer
15860 Wolfe Bennett Road
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Joseph A. Morrison
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 313793
4416 Florida National Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813
Telephone: (863) 644-3399
Fax: (863) 644-2921
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-PC-20
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED E. MARCHETTI,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MILDRED
E. MARCHETTI, deceased, whose date of
death was December 5, 2008, File Number 09-
PC-20, is pending in the Circuit Court for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 430 S. Com-
merce Avenue. 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 has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME 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 WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: February 1,2009.
Personal Representative:
DEBORAH ANN WALLES
3 Strawberry Hill Road
Derry, NH 03038
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
February 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-24
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SYLVIA M. GRETZON,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SYLVIA .
M. GRETZON, deceased, whose date of death
was November 22, 2008, and whose Social
Security Number is 398-16-0329, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870. The name and address of the per-


sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of tils 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-


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DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is January 25, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Samuel Gretzon
2767 Oakwood Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC08-555
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA L. WADDELL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIRGIN-
IA L. WADDELL, deceased, whose date of
death was October 21, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Court-
house, 530 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 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 per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE,
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
February 1,2009.
Personal Representative:
Gregory C. Nicholson
10 Parkview Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25309
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure
Attorney for Gregory C. Nicholson
Florida Bar No. 286958
211 S. Ridgewood Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-1888
Fax: (863) 402-2436
February 1, 8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-291GCS
AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELISEO RAFULS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS
BANK, FSB, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK;
LYDIA M. PADRON AK/A LYDIA PADRON;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-291GCS, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES LLC, is the Plaintiff and ELI-
SEO RAFULS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK,
FSB, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; LYDIA M.
PADRON A/K/A LYDIA PATRON; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 3866 AND 3867, AVON PARK
LAKES, UNIT NUMBER 13, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
SSubmitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-07389
February 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000028GCS
AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
REGINA S. SPRING A/K/A REGINA SPRING;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGINA S. SPRING
A/K/A REGINA SPRING, IF ANY; AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH. UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER


LAKE OWNERS'S ASSOCIATION, INC.;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 13, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
08000028GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of February, 2009
the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:.
LOT THIRTY-FOUR (34), OF SUNSET
POINTE ON DINNER LAKE, A SUBDIVISION
AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16,


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PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER
WITH THE EASEMENTS AND APPURTENAN-
CES SHOWN UPON SAID PLAT AND GRANT-
ED IN SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE
MASTER DECLARATION OF COVENANTS,
CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS, RECORD-
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1676, PAGE
1287, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 16th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
01-28225(FM)ALS
January 25; February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000924
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VINCENT A. ORTIZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR AEGIS WHOLESALE CORPORATION;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VINCENT A. ORTIZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000924, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and VIN-
CENT A. ORTIZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR AEGIS WHOSEALE CORPORATION; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF VINCENT A. ORTIZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of
February, 2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 149, BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 15, PAGE 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNiY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-29804
February 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
-OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000886
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM MANN III; BRENDA MANN;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000886, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and WIL-
LIAM MANN III; BRENDA MANN; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
LOT 11, BLOCK 212, OF A REVISION OF
A RESUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF PLACID
LAKES, SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 09-74
DAVID ALAN SQUIGGLE
Plaintiff
-vs-
WILLIAM H. WATERS and KAREN R.
WATERS, if alive, or if dead, their unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors
and all other parties claiming by, through,
or against these Defendants
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILLIAM H. WATERS
KAREN R. WATERS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block 64, SECOND, THIRD AND
FOURTH ADDITIONS TO THE TOWN OF
SEBRING, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Transcript Book, Page 7, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before Feb-
ruary 18, 2009, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2009.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
January 18, 25; February 1,8, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001113
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RONALD LESTER SISCO AK/A RONALD L.
SISCO; PATRICIA SISCO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARIA ANGELES MONTANEZ
A/K/A LUIS MONTANEZ; UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,'
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-001113, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, whereinHSBC
MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., is the Plaintiff
and RONALD LESTER SISCO A/K/A RONALD
L. SISCO; PATRICIA SISCO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARIA ANGELES MONTANEZ
A/K/A LUIS MONTANEZ;. UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
20th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ; LOTS 1
AND 2, A SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1 TO 5,
BOTH INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 30, SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,
TOWN OF AVON PARK, HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING THE SAME
PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RONALD LESTER
SISCO AND PATRICIA SISCO BY DEED FROM
MARIA ANGELES MONTANEZ RECORDED
11/02/2005 IN DEED BOOK 1913 PAGE 405,
IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilia Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-44230
February 1,8, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000863
INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAJESH JHA; ATLANTIC COAST BANK,
A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; SWETA JHA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000863, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein INDYMAC
BANK, F.S.B, is the Plaintiff and RAJESH JHA;
ATLANTIC COAST BANK, A FEDERAL SAV-
INGS BANK; SWETA JHA; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 52, ORANGE BLOSSOM
COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY, UNITS 13
THROUGH 19, INCLUSIVE, UNIT 15, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS


1050 Legls
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-29579
February 1,8, 2009

The Sebring Airport Authority 2007-2008 fis-
cal year-end audit is now available for review
and inspection during normal business hours
(8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day) at its offices at 128 Authority Lane, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870.
February 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-645-GCS
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES E. STEELE, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of which is in-
dicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 20th day of February, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 2, BLOCK 25, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENQENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ORDERED at HIGHLANDS County, Flori-
da, this 22nd day of JANUARY, 2009.
/S/ Robert W. Germaine
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STS-C-2095NL
January 1,8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1276-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE M. ROSARIO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSE M. ROSARIO; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NOEMI ROSARIO; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, 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
DEFENDANTSS; RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA A/K/A RIVERSIDE BANK;
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
SION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOT 2, BLOCK 5, GRAND PRIX HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 76, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY;
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
1209 FOREST ROAB-
Sebring, FL 33872
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on Febru-
ary 20, 2009.
DATED THIS 20TH DAY OF JANUARY,
2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 20th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
February 1,8, 2009


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1050 Lega
Subcontractors Notice of Bid Request
Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals/Bids
For Construction of
Gulf Elementary School
Enoineerino Renovatlons
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 Gull Elemen-
tary School Enolneering 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:
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Lee County, FL
SPre-BId meeting: To be held at the offices of
Lodge Construction, Inc. on February 11,
2009 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Space is limit-
ed, please contact Lodge to attend. Bidders
are advised that attendance at one of these
two meetings is strongly encouraged.
Bids will be received at the office of Lodge'
Construction, Inc. on the following date and.
time:
February 19, 2009 @ 5:00 P.M.
Bid Documents
Bid Documents for all bid packages will be'
ready for release on January 28, 2009 after.
2:00 pm. To arrange for pick up of bid docu-.
ments, contact Christina 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 andd
Re-setting
4 Concrete and Masonry Unit Bid
5 Relocation of Fire Extinguishers and/or.
Cabinets
6 Roof Repairsand 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 Ceolings-lnsulation-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-Oualify w/Bond
23 Electrical - Pre-Qualify w/Bond
24 TBD
25 TBD
26 TBD
January 28, 30; 2/1 4, 6, 2009'
The Sebring Regional Airport & Industrial
Park Community Redevelopment Agency has
filed its Annual Financial Report for fiscal year
ended September 30, 2008.with the Clerk of
Courts, Highlands County, Florida as required
by Section 218.32, Florida Slatutes. The An-
nual Financial Report is available for viewing
at the Sebring-Airport Authority office located
at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870 or at
the Highlands County Clerk of Courts office,
600 South Commerce Street, Sebring, FL
33870 during normal business hours of 8:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SFebruary 1, 2009

055 Highlands
10 5 County Legals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
......... ........ .....*** .........
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC)
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids in the County Purchasing Department for the fol-
lowing Annual Bids:
ITB 09-030 ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT DRUGS
NIGP CODE #269
ITB 09-031 TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES MATERIALS
, & HARDWARE NIGP CODE #550
ITB 09-032 BASE ROCK MATERIAL (SHELLROCK'-
LIMEROCK) NIGP CODE #750
ITB 09-033 BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SUP-
PLIES NIGP CODE
#475
ITB 09-034 CONCRETE CULVERTS
NIGP CODE #210
ITB 09-035 DITCH CLEANING - ISTOKPOGA WATER-
SHED DISTRICT NIGP CODE #912
ITB 09-036 HAND SPRAYING - ISTOKPOGA WATER-
SHED"%STRICT NIGP CODE #988
ITB 09-037 HEAVY EQUIPMENT RENTAL
NIGP CODE #975
ITB 09-038 POLYETHYLENE PIPE & COUPLERS
NIGP CODE #658
Specifications may be obtained by downloading from
our website: www.hcbcc.ne or by contacting: Dan-
ielle Gilbert, CPPB, Purchasing Analyst/Highlands
County General Services!Purchasing Department
4320 George Blvd, Sebring, Florida *75-5803
Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail:
doilbert@hcbcc.ora
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
bids. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later
than 2:00 P.M.. Thursday. March 5. 2009. at which
time they will be opened. Bids received later than the
date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board
will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids
that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by
mail or any other type of delivery service. One or
more Coanty Commissioners may be in attendance at
the above bid openings.
Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply
to the award of this ITB.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
is made, will be made to the most responsive and re-
sponsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate
that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands
County. The Board reserves the right'to waive irregu-
larities in the bid. The Board of County Commission-
ers of Highlands County, Florida, does not discrimi-
nate upon the basis of any individual's disability sta-
tus. This non-discrimination policy involves every as-
pect of the Board's functions, including one's access
to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities Anyone requiring reasonable ac-
commodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. John A. Minor. ADA Coordinator
at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via
Florida Relay Service 711. or by e-mail:
Jminor@hcbcc.ora Requests for CART or interpreter
services should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commlssioners
Purchasing Department


Highlands County, Florida
Webslte: www.hcbcc.nJl
January 25; February 1, 2009'


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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARO 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 B: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 Libiarv 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 ind/or by requesting a iisi bL,'
tax (863)402-6735 or e-mail to sblultei llCOcQ..rg or
1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.
Sebring. FL 33875-5803
Contacts: Sandra Butler at i(863i402-6527 o Pami Le-
may at (863)402-6528
2) HC Government Center, 600 S Commeice 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 i Purchasing i
Department at the following numbers (863)402-6527
or (863) 402-6528
Note: All property will be sold on all as is, where is"
basis
The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items
from GovDeals' Website at anytime during the inter-
net bidding dates above
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
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2100 Help Wonted
Mystery shoppers earn summer gas money.
Up to 150$/day. Undercover shoppers
needed to judge retail and dining
establishments. Exp not req.
800-742-6941
Nannies and Sitters Needed. View Jobs at
www.GoNannies.com. Housekeepers and
Elder Caregivers also needed.
DATA ENTRY PROCESSOR NEEDED! Earn
$3,500- $5,000 Weekly working from home!
Guaranteed paychecks! No experience nec-
essary! Positions available today! Register
online now! www.DataPositions.com
Salon seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic,
responsible individuals. Full-time hair stylist,
barber, and nail technician positions available.
Call 863-385-1429 or 305-781-3487.
Security Officers needed. Class D security
license req'd. Pays up to $10/hr, unarmed,
PT/FT. Call (941) 365-4440 ext. 3 or visit
ProtectingTheSuncoast.com Interviews are
by appointment only. No walk-ins please.
STAFF ASSISTANT
Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Sebring Office. Position
#37011511. Salary: $1,956.91 monthly with
full benefits. Performs administrative
functions for the Branch Office including
answering the phones and greeting visitors,
maintaining files, handling correspondence,
purchasing office supplies and other related
duties. Must be able to work in a team set-
ting. Experience working with the public or
customers is a plus. Must apply
online by 02/05/09 thru website:
https://jobs.myflorida.com/index.,html
To obtain additional info, please contact
Mary Grace Allen @ 239-332-6975 ext.102

TECH NEEDED
for Out Patient Surgery,
CNA preferred, but will train.
Fax resume to: 863-471-6834


2 2 50 Schools & Instruction
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast
Affordable & Accredited. FREE Brochure.
Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 x 412
www.continentalacademv.com


3000
Financial

3050 0Business
3050 Opportunities
Sebring- Beauty Shop For Sale
Antique decor. Three stations.
Call 863-655-4500 for
more information.
WEEKLY PAYCHECK Possible From Home
Processing Our Mortgage Assistance
Postcards. References Available. No
Advertising. All Materials Provided.
No Gimmicks.
877-774-9295

3250 Loans & Savings
$$$ GET LAWSUIT CASH NOW-Oasis Legal
Finance #1. See us on TV Fastest Cash
Advances on injury cases - within 24/hrs.
Owe nothing if you lose your case
APPLY FREE CALL NOW
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LAWSUIT LOANS? Cash before your case
settles. Auto, workers comp. All cases
accepted. Fast approval. $500 to $50,000.
866-709-1100. www.olofin.com


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.
PALM HARBOR
4BR/2BA Rancher Over 2200 SqFt.
With 30 Cabinets...Walk-In Closets
Only 699 a month I W.A.C. 10% Down
800-622-2832

4100 Homes for Sale
A0 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 Propertyor Sale
YAV For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
100ft lakefront, lake view,
& iake access lots. Ready to build. starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.


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


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
SEBRING- 3BR/2BA double-wide on
1/4 acre, new roof, new inside
paint, carpet, vinyl, like new
appliances, $74,900.
Call 863-446-2093.
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. $3500 OBO.
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

51 0 Mobile Homes
5 I V For Rent
LORIDA-2BR/1 BA single wide mobile
home. W/D hookup, central AC/Heat.
$500/mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. Pet &
child ok. 863-655-3614, Iv message.


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


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexesfor Rent
PLACID LAKES - 2BR/2BA furnished/un-
furnished, C/H/A, new carpet/tile, W/D.
One w/carport. Seasonal/short term/
annually. 863-699-0045
Sebring-4103 Sparta Rd. Cracker Trail
Elementary area. Freshly painted 2BR/
1/BA, central air/heat. Utility with w/d,
lawn maint. incl. No pets. $560/mo. +
sec. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810.
SEBRING-N E W-Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG. ,$900/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

6200 Unfurnished
620 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
AVON PARK - studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100oo 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 Rentlngl
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
(TDD1-800-955-8771)
Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 5:00
Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer


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2O0A Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play
ground. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195.
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
N E W refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953

6250 Furnished Houses
SEB- 3BR/1BA, washer & dryer.
1437 Stenewahee Ave. New paint, new
carpet. $850/mo., 1st, last & sec.
Call 954-290-0205 or 954-316-1883
or 954-547-2279


6300 Unfurnished Houses
Lake Placid- 4BR, 21/2BA remodeled home
in Placid Lakes. 1519 Washington Blvd.
$850/mo. Call Connie Fulton, RE/MAX
Realty Plus II. Call 863-441-4224.
SEBRING AREA
3BR/1.5BA, $550/mo.
2BR/1 BA Duplex, $450/mo.
CALL 863-655-3504
Sebring- 3BR/2BA Ranch on 21/2 acres
fronting Dinner Lake w/beautiful view & it's
own beach. New roof, paint & water system.
Avail. 3/1/09. $850/mo. includes lawn care.
Call 770-396-8421

6400 Rooms for Rent
Historic Downtown Sebring. Close to Sebring
Races. Furnished room in private home for
rent. All until. 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.
66 0 Business & Offices
6O6 0 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.hainzcenter.com

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


7 14 0 Computers & Supplies
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Brand Name laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit - No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
It's Yours NOW! 1-800-640-0656
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops'
BAD or NO Credit - No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours NOW 1-800-932-3721


7180 Furniture
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes & across from
HomeDepot
WEST COAST FURNITURE
now accepting quality
consignment items.
CALL 863-382-7666


7260 Musical Merchandise
HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!!!


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7300 Miscellaneous
$$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!!
As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging?
Need $500-$500,000++ within 24/hrs after
approval? Compare our lower rates.
APPLY NOW 1-866-386-3692
A L L Satellite Systems are not the same.
Programming starting under $20 per month,
HDTV programming under $10 per month and
FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers.
CALL NOW 1-800-799-4935
A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!! Brand
Name Laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit - No Problem
Smallest Weekly Payments avail.
Its yours NOW - Call 1-800-804-5010
A NEW COMPUTER NOWIIII
Brand Name Laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit - No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours NOW 1-800-804-7475
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified - Housing Available. CALL
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888) 349-5387
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified.
Call 800-510-0784
www.CenturaOnline.Com
DIRECT FREE 4 Room System!
265+ Channels! Starts $29.99!
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costsl
Local Installers!
1-800-973-9044
FREE DIRECT 4 Room System!
265+ Channels! Start $29.99!
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers! 1-800-620-0058
MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC
NASA VISCO MATTRESSES
WHOLESALE! T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399
K-$499 ADJUSTABLE -$799
FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY
90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP
1-800-287-5337
WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM
Reach over 30 million homes with one
buy. Advertise in NANI for only $2,795
per week! For information, visit
www.naninetwork.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS
All sizes welcome. Steel prices are down!
Will help with design.
Additional discounts available.
www.orevlensteel.com
1-866-802-8573

7310 Bargain Buys
1 1/2HP Craftsman air compressor whose.
$85. Call 863-453-5631. 125ft #12 wire,
heavy duty electrical cord. $25. 863-453-
5631.
AIR COMPRESSOR 1.5 hp Craftsman with
hose, $85. 863-453-5631, No Sat. calls
please.
ANSWERING MACHINE Sys for phone, AT&T,
$10. Call 863-273-3731.
BAGLESS VACUUM, completely cleaned in &
out, new belt, $25. Call 863-402-2285.
BICYCLE Boys 15 spd Pacific Platinum. Like
new. $60. 863-453-5631, no Sat. calls please.
CAMERA POLAROID Instant Spectra AF,
lifetime warranty, $35. 863-465-1091.
Car seat, good, dark colors. $20.
Call 863-873-3801.
CARS, Franklin Mint, 1907-1935, paid $130
each; sell for $65 each. Call 863-273-3731.
COMPUTER DESK Real Wood (not fiber-
board). Metal frame with CD rack, $90 obo.
Call 863-386-4087.
COMPUTER w/Windows XP Home 1.8ghz
AMD Athlon processor 768 mb memory, 120
gb hard drive, 15" NEC LCD monitor, $200.
Call 863-382-0615 for more info.
Computer w/Windows XP Home 2.8 ghz P4
Intel Processor 1024 gb'memory 10/100 lan
card & wireless adapter DVD/CD-RW drive.
Plus much more, call for details. $300.
863-382-0615.
Computer w/Windows XP Home, 1.8ghz AMD
Athlon processor, 768 mb memory. Incl.
much more. $200. Call for details
@ 863-382-0615.
CORNER SHELF Unit w/6 shelves. Walnut,
71'h' x 21w x 9.5"d. Excellent condition.
Asking $35. Call 863-471-1546.
Couch - Bassett, brown, queen sleeper, good
cond., $75 obo. 863-465-9470.
DESKS (2) Computer Desk w/2 slide-out
shelves & 2 storage shelves, $20 obo; Desk,
5 drawers, $15 obo. 863-465-9470.
ELECTRIC CORD 125 ft. #12wire, heavy
duty, $50. 863-453-5631, no Sat. calls
please.
Entertainment Center, w/storage areas, holds
up to 32" TV, medium oak, very good cond.
$65. Call 863-453-7027.
FISH AQUARIUM 49 gal. w/stand, lights, extra
bulbs, filter, extra filters, air pump, heater, etc.
$145 080. 863-632-0868.
FREEZER Chest style, good
condition. $40. Call 863-443-0912
GOLF CLUBS Left hand, 3-P.W., $30. Others
also available. 863-471-3636.
Ladder, 7 ft, folds down to 7' X 4" X 3", good
for RV. $60. Call 863-453-7027.
PARAFFIN BATH Dr. Scholls Thermal Therapy,
includes 3 blocks new paraffin, still in box,
$15. 863-471-3636.
PICTURES (set of 3) farm scene. $20. Please
call 863-273-3731.
RECLINER 3 months old, excellent condition,
light green leather, $475. Please call 863-273-
3731.
Recliner- ~ESI, swivel rocker, cloth, mauve
color, like new. $145. Call 863-453-7027.
Recliners (2) both brown cloth, one good
cond. $100 obo; one exc. cond. $150 obo.
For more info call 863-465-9470.
ROI-TAN sleeper sofa, very clean. $60.
Call 863-464-0531.


ROOFING TOOLS (5) for tearing off roof. $50
for all. SCREW DRIVER Makita Drywall, $40.
863-453-5631, no Sat. calls please.
Satellite Dish, Winegard, NEW, portable for
RV w/25' of cable. 863-453-7027.
Scale, standing type, physician. $75.
Call 863-873-3801.
SCOOTER 2005, Gas, SunLLB, 50 qt 6, 139
miles, $500. 863-465-1091.
Shelves, metal, free standing, plus wall shelv-
ing, white. $50. Call 863-873-3801.
THERMAL THERAPY Parafin Bath, Dr.
Scholl's, for feet & hands. 3 blks new parafin,
complete/still in box. $20 obo. 863-471-3292
Tire carrier, new, folds down, w/tire cover,
clamp on or bolt on. $30. Call 863-453-7027.
Tires- Sigma, 215 X 65 X16, 4 tires, good
tread, $125 OBO. Call 863-873-3801.


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7310 Bargain Buys 7340 Wanted to Buy
TYPEWRITER Underwood manual (antique) HOUSE OR MOBILE HOME, Lease/Purchase,
$25 Please call 863-273-3731 Rent to Own or Assume Paymens up to
$1,000 per month. No Realtors! Call Chuck
Vacuum, Bissell, 15" wide track. $20. Call 818-464-6550


863-873-3801
VCR MOVIES approx 200 count. Action, kids,
comedy and horror. S.50 ea obo. Call 863-
465-9470.
WEED EATER Brand name, very good
condition. $45. 863-453-5631, no Sat.
calls please.

S320Garage & Yard Sales
Sebring- Oakridge Mobile Home
Park Trash & Treasure Sale.
DeSoto Rd. Sat., Feb. 7th.
8AM-? Refreshments will be sold.
WILLOW GATE ANNUAL GARAGE SALE
End of Thunderbird Rd. Mark your calendars!
Sat. Feb. 7th, from 8AM -12PM. Lots of
treasures, 18 participants. Coffee and cookies
will be sold at the Clubhouse.


7520 Pets &Supplies
BLACK LAB 1 year old, house broken, has 1st
shots, loves kids. FREE to good home. Please
call 863-414-6516


7520 Pets & Supplies 000
NOTICE Recreation


Florida statute 585.195 states that 8050 Boats&Motors
all dogs and cats sold in Florida 2000 FIBERGLASS BOAT TRI-HULL
must be at least eight weeks old, 14ft w/string wheel. 35hp evenrude motor.
have an official health certificate Tilt trailer. Good, deep, wide, roomy,
and proper shots d be free of in- stable boat. All in good cond. $1600.
and proper shots and be free of in- Call 863-465-2364 or 863-699-0307.


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8500 GolfCarts 9100 Motorcycles &ATVs
Club Car, electric golf cart. Runs good, $500. 2005 Yamaha Raptor 660 ATV, exc.
Call 863-465-0149. condition. Used very little, like new!
9 0 0 0 $3500 OBO. Call 863-243-4614.
9000-AA ----
Transportation 9400 Automotive Wnted
DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN
9 1 0 FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast Free Towing.
Motorcycles & ATVs Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax
Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research
........... . O. - IM..... . Foundation - 1-800-578-0408


bOUUC iOTERS-GA. u0 to 2 MiG nign
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, MC or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.


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Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free
Towing. Tax Deductible. Children's Cancer
Fund of America, Inc. www.ccfoa.oro
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Forecasts and graphics provided by
AccuWeather, Inc. @2009

AccuWeather.com


Five-Day forecast for Highlands County _


National Forecast for February 1


TODAY





Clouds and sun


Hlgh 67/Low 46
Winds: ESE at 6-12 mph.


MONDAY





Mainly cloudy.
afternoon t-storms

High 73/Low 49
Winds SSE at 10-20 mph


TUESDAY


Partly sunny breezy
and cooler

High 60/Low 30


WEDNESDAY


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Partly sunny


High 64Low 31


THURSDAY


Sunny most of the day


High 66/Low 35


WInas. NNWat 10-20mph Winds:WNWat 12-2mph. Winds: N t7-14 mph.


Reglonal forecast .. .............................................


Lorida
67/46


Shown sl today's
weather. Temperatures
are today's highs and
tonight's lows


Regional summary: Clouds and sun today. Mostly cloudy tonight Mostly
cloudy and breezy tomorrow with showers and thunderstorms in the after-
noon Tuesday: partly sunny, breezy and cooler. Wednesday and Thursday:
partly sunny.


Heat Indtex- '
For 3 pmrn. today
Relative humidity .................... 43%
Expected air temperature ........ 66�
Makes it feel like ...................... 67�

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Brownsville, Texas, and Juneau,
Alaska, both had temperatures of
32 degrees on Feb. 1, 1985. On
that same day, 2 inches of snow
accumulated in Dallas, Texas.


Farm rpott . ;
Clouds and sun today
Winds east 6-12 mph.
Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with
average relative humidity 60% and
fair drying conditions. Mostly cloudy
tonight.


II your address (house number) ends in
...O or 1, water only on Monday
.,.2 or 3, water only on Tuesday
...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday
...6 or 7, water only on Thursday
..8 or'9*, water only on Friday
Sand locations without a
discernible address


For today
9am. 11am. 1 p.m. 3p.m. 5p.m.
1 4 5 3 0
The higher the UV index number, the greater
the need for eye and skin protection.
0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High;
8-10, Very High; 11 + Extreme


Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are
highs for the day. Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected cities.


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ZJ Rain

1N Flurries

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National summary: Rain and some afternoon thunderstorms will blossom over the western Gulf Coast today as a
storm develops over the Gulf of Mexico. Wet weather will stretch from South Texas to the Arklatex region and lower
Mississippi Valley by the afternoon. A moist flow into eastern Florida will bring some showers to the coast.
Meanwhile, milder air will work its way into the mid-Atlantic all the way from the Gulf. Colder air will be diving back
into the central Plains with a bit of light snow for the central High Plains.

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Today Sunrise .... 7:10 a.m Temperature Friday .. . 30.10
Sunset 609 (Readings at Archbold Biological Station Tides
Sunset ...... 6:09 p.m. in Lake Placid) (Readings at St. Petersburg)
Moonrise 10:39 a.m. High Wednesday ............... 80 High ......... ..... 5:48 a.m.
Moonset .......... none Low Wednesday ..................... 54 Low .................... 10:59 a.m.
Monday Sunrise .... 7:10 a.m. HighThursday ,.............. 84 High ............... ...... 5:26 p.m.
Sunset ...... 6:10 p.m LowThursday ...... ................. 53 Low ........ .......................... none
Moonrise 11:18 a.m. High Friday . ................... 85 (Readings at Palm Beach)
Moonset.. 12:11 a.m. Low Friday ....... ... ........... 57 High .. ................ 12:18 a.m.
.. , .. . .. . Precipitation Low .................. .... 6:00 a.m.


Wednesday ..................... 0.00"
Thursday .............. .......... 0.00"
Friday .........................:....... 0.22",
Month to date ..................... 0.43"
Year to date ..................... 0.43"
. Barometer
Wednesday .................. 30.26
Thursday ...................... 30.14


High .................... 12:22 p.m.
Low .......................... 6:28 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson .................... 78.36'
Lake Okeecbobee ........... 13.44'
Normal .............................. 14.51'


Florida cities
Today T
City HI Lo W
Daytona Beach 62 46 pI
Ft. Laud. Bch 69 63 c
Fort Myers 70 54 pc
Gainesvlle 66 40 pc
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Boys High School Basketball






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Streaks blast Booker, tied with Avon Park
for second district seed,
By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun .com
SEBRING'" There was lit-
tle doubt, save for a couple
little hiccups, as Sebring
walked away with a 71-45
win over Sarasota Booker
Friday night.
"We played well tonight,
though the first quarter
scared me a bit," head coach
Princeton Harris said. "But
we played a very good sec-
ond half and had four guys in
double figures. When we can
spread the scoring around
like that, we'll do well."
That was the mode early
on as the Streaks got scores
f:om Devin Clarke, Jewel
Campbell, Tevin Toney and
Joe Young in-opening up a 7-
0 lead.
What got Harris scared A .
was the 12-7 difference in
scoring the rest of the period
that had Sebring up just 14-
12 after the first eight min-
utes.
But the boys in blue settled
back in and again spread the
scoring with Camnpbell,
Toney and Clarke being
joined by Chris Grubb, J.C.
Howard and Spencer Caton
in a 16-10 quarter that made
the lead 30-22 at the half.
There might have been a
cause for a bit more worry as
the third quarter got under-
way, however, as the Blue
Streak offense. went cold and
the Tornadoes blew down the
lead with eight straight points
ihat e'\ened- things up at 30- News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHI1E
30 oat the five-minute mark. Tevin Toney drives the baseline around this Tornado
defender Friday night as the Blue Streaks blew past,
Continued on page 3B Booker, 71-45.


Red Devils keep
dist
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@ newssun.com
The Avon Park Red Devil
Boys Basketball Team cap-
tured a big, 74-59 win at
home over the first-seed
Palmetto Tigers Friday night.
"This was a big game, and
the biggest win of the year
for us," Avon Park head
coach Luther Clemons said
on Saturday.
"I think this win puts us in
second place. I believe we
are tied with Sebring for that
seed because we have split
our games with each other
and 'we each split a game
with Palmetto," Clemons
said.
Giving credit where credit
is due, Clemons commented
on the play of big man
Alonzo Robertson, who led
the Red Devil scoring drive
with 25 points from inside
the paint.
"That's what he does,
that's where he does his
thing, from the inside,"
Clemons said.
According to Clemons,
Robertson also had 12
rebounds for the Devils,
keeping the defensive drive
strong in the second half.
"We came out a little slug-
gish, staying even with 13-13
in the first quarter and we
only had a one point lead at
the half," Clemons said. "We
were not playing defense like
we should. Our defense did
not have the intensity we
usually have. But after bur
Stalk, we came out defensive-
ly and held them to just eight
points in the third quarter,


ile- Dip

Space with 74-59 trouncing of
:rict-leading Tigers


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Alonzo Robertson came up big with 25 points in Avon
Park's win over district-leading Palmetto Friday night.


and that made the differ-
ence."
Clemons also commented
on the teams success at the
free throw line.


"Avierre Connor helped us
out a lot from the line,"
Clemons added. "He went

Continued on page 3B


Senior scores from

the Complex


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Sebring
Senior Softball League saw a
mix of results Thursday, Jan.
29, with some wide-spanned
wins and also a too-close-for-
comfort win.
Among the former, was
Highlands Merchants 22-8
win over Royal Palms.
Merchants mainstays were
Victor Rodriquez banging out
the only home run in the
game, Jose Torres had 3-for-3
including a triple, Bob
Fulcher was 3-for-3 and
Wayne Hill, Ryan Lewis, and
Bill Yeager all had 3-for-4.
Ron Anderson belted 2-
for-3 with a double for Royal
Palms while Bob Wiess and
Doran Quigg each went 2-
for-3.
Highlands Ridge faced
Aluminum Discount and
came out with 16-9 victory.
Doug Ebeling put power
into his bat with a three-run
homer, Joe Healey had 3 hits
out of 4 times up and belted
out a homer.
Curt Brown went 3-for-4,
Andy Timermanis had a
triple among his two hits and
John Bielman was 3-for-3.
Aluminum Discount was
quite disappointed .with their
mornings' efforts.
Cheering could be heard
far and wide from the specta-
tors of the Silent Salesman
and Rebels teams.
The Salesman met the
Rebels for the second time
this season and came out on
top again, this time by a
score of 9-8 - the Rebels left
the potential tying run on
base in the 8th inning.
One-base hits were the
order of the day for the


Salesman, as 18 of their 21
hits'were singles.
All but one of the winners
recorded at least one hit.
Top performers were Mike
Jurmu having 4-for-4, Don
Cunninginham 3-for-4, Jerry
Johnston 2-for-4, including a
double and a triple.
Roque Socarras went 2-
for-4 with a double.
The Rebels had a promis-
ing start by scoring five runs
in the first inning.
Tony Caristo was 4-for-4
and Jack Grosso went 3-for-4
while six other players hit 2
for 3.
The Blue Jays were over-
bearing with the Highlands
Independent Bank as the 25-1
score left the Bank admitting
it was a bad day all around.
The Blue Jays Don Day
had a good day scoring six
times and Marvin Strope and
Don Sheets were 3-for-5.
The League had a beautiful
day for play at the Highlands
County Sports Complex
Tuesday, Jan. 27.
The Silent Salesman met
the Aluminum Discount team
in a rather loosely played
contest.
It seemed like both teams
were determined to give the
game to their opposition.
In the bottom of the eighth
inning, with the score 13-12
in their favor, the Aluminum
boys finally gave the game
away by .making two costly
errors to make the final score
14-13.
Starring at the plate for the
Salesman were Mike Jurmu
hitting 3-for-4 and scoring
four runs, and Marvin
Knutilla with 3-for-4.
Continued on page 3B


Bash and Nixon


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Avon Park's Andejoua Nixon needn't have looked so
worried as she finished a strong second at the Sectional
Meet in Port Charlotte Thursday to advance to the State
Finals.


Lady Dragons fal
By DAN HOEHNE John Merlo looked to get
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com the offense on track with
An unrelenting rain time winding down and the
poured down in Winter lead having been doubled.
Park Thursday night, and it In doing so, however, the
was an unrelenting Trinity defense was sacrificed a bit,
Prep squad that ended the even more so with Ashley
season for Lake Placid's Paeplow fighting her way
Lady Dragons by a 4-0 through an ankle injury suf-
score in the Regional round feared in the first half.
of the Class 3A State Despite their best efforts,
Playoffs. the conditions -made a
It was an evenly played comeback too difficult and
first half as both teams Trinity added two late goals
sought to adjust to the wet to provide for the final mar-
and muddy field. gin.
But Trinity was able to And so another success-
net one goal to take a slim ful season comes to an end
halftime lead. . in the state playoffs, per-
But an early Prep goal in haps a bit short of hopes
the second half prompted a nd expectations.
schematic change for the
Dragons as head coach Continued on page 3B


Heading
By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
PORT CHARLOTTE -
Heading into the 2008-2009
girls weightlifting season
most lifters have their goals
set op one thing - a state
championship. Two local
lifters are one step closer to
accomplishing that dream as
Michelle Bash of Sebring and
Andejoua Nixon of Avon
Park both punched their tick-
et to compete in the State
Finals in New Port Richey on
Saturday, Feb. 14 after pick-
ing up two of the top three
finishes in the 169-pound
weight class Thursday in Port
Charlotte at the Sectional
Weightlifting Meet.
Despite not making it past
the Sectional Meet, 19 other
Highlands County lifters did
well and represented our
county proudly.


To Finals
In the under-101 weight
class, Stephanie Taylor fin-
ished in sixth place for the
Blue Streaks with a lift total
of 160 pounds.
Adriana Ramirez of Avon
Park had a fourth-place finish
in the 110-pound weight
class with 205 pounds lifted
while teammate Daequanda
Kinsey finished in fifth place
with 190 pounds.
Abigail Bone lifted 170
pounds for Sebring to take
seventh place.
In the 119-pound weight
class, teammates Nicole
Allison and Terraine Hill
both finished with 200
pounds lifted to take eighth
and ninth place for the Red
Devils.
Karley Freeland had a 230-
pound lift total in the 129-
Continued on page 3B


at 3A Regionals


Courtesy pnoto
Erica Resindez tries to get the ball away from the Trinity
Prep player on a soggy field Thursday night. But the Lady
Dragons would come up short in the Class 3A Regional
Quarterfinal, 4-0.


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THE SCOREBOARD


WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17, OT
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Baltimore 13, Tennessee 10
Arizona 33, Carolina 13
Philadelphia 23, N.Y. Giants 11
Pittsburgh 35, San Diego 24
CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
. 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 39 9 .813 -
Philadelphia 23 22 .51114%Y
New York 20 25.44417%
New Jersey - 20 27.42618%
Toronto 19 29 .396 20
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB


35 10 .778 -
27 19 .587 8%
25 20 .556 10
19 28 .404 17
9 37.19626%
Division
W L Pct GB
36 9 .800-
25 20 .556 11
23 27.46015Y2
20 27 .426 17
19 28 .404 18


Orlando
Atlanta
Miami
Charlotte
Washington
Central
Cleveland
Detroit
Milwaukee
Chicago
Indiana


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 31 14 .689 -
New Orleans 28 15 .651 2
Houston 28 19 .596 4
Dallas 26 19.578 5
Memphis 11 34 .244 20
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 31 16 .660 -
Portland 28 17 .6222
Utah 26 21 .553 5
Minnesota 16 29 .356 14
Oklahoma City 11 36 .234 20
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 36 9 .800 -
Phoenix 25 19.56810%O
Golden State 15 32.319 22
L.A. Clippers 10 36.21726%2
Sacramento 10 38.20827%
Thursday's Games
Orlando 99, Cleveland 88
San Antonio 114, Phoenix 104
Friday's Games
Indiana 114, Miami 103
Milwaukee 96, Toronto 85
Boston 86, Detroit 78 .
Philadelphia 104, Washington 94
Atlanta 105, New Jersey 88
Cleveland 112, L.A. Clippers 95
L.A. Lakers 132, Minnesota 119
Denver 110, Charlotte 99
Utah 110, Oklahoma City 90
Golden State 91, New Orleans 87
Chicago 109, Sacramento 88
Saturday's Games
New York at Indiana, late
New Jersey at Philadelphia, late
Dallas at Miami, late
L.A. Lakers at Memphis, late
L.A. Clippers at Washington, late
Atlanta at Milwaukee, late
Golden State at Houston, late
New Orleans at San Antonio, late
Chicago at Phoenix, late
Utah at Portland, late
Sunday's Games
Orlando at-Toronto, Noon
Minnesota at Boston, Noon
Cleveland at Detroit, 2:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 3 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 32 15 3 67157125
N.Y. Rangers 29 17 4 62132133
Philadelphia 26 13 9 61159141
Pittsburgh 24 21 5 53153152
N.Y. Islanders 14 29 5 33120168
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 35 8 6 76174112
Montreal 27 15 6 60149137
Buffalo. . 25 19 5 55147140
Toronto ' 18 23 8 44144178
Ottawa 17 23 7 41112135
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 30 15 4 64155141
Florida 23 17 8 54137135
Carolina 24 21 5 53126147
Tampa Bay 17 23 10 44129157
Atlanta * 17 28 5 39148179
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit : 31 10 7 69177140
Chicago 2613 8 60157121
Columbus 24 20 5 53133135
Nashville 21 24 3 45117140
St. Louis 19 24 4 42134152
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA


Calgary
Edmonton
Minnesota
Vancouver
Colorado


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25 20 3 53137149
24 21 3 51124111
22 20 7 51140142
23 25 1 47135150
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA


108
148
143
154
133


San Jose 36 6 5 771651
Phoenix 24 21 5 531291
Anaheim 24 22 5 531451
Dallas 22 18 7 511361
Los Angeles 20 20 7 471221
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Thursday's Games
New Jersey 4, Boston 3, OT
Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 2


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Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders.............SUN


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N.Y. Islanders 5, Atlanta 4
Florida 5, Montreal 1
Dallas 4, Detroit 2
Ottawa 3, St. Louis 1
Toronto 7, Colorado 4
San Jose 2, Phoenix 0
Los Angeles 5, Chicago 2
Friday's Games
Columbus 1, Ottawa 0
New Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT
Philadelphia 6, Tampa Bay 1
Edmonton 3, Minnesota 1
Calgary 3, Nashville 1
Saturday's Games
Detroit at Washington, late
N.Y. Rangers at Boston, late
Los Angeles at Montreal, late
Anaheim at Colorado, late
Dallas at Columbus, late
Florida at N.Y. Islanders, late
Pittsburgh at Toronto, late
Atlanta at Carolina, late
Philadelphia at St. Louis, late
Buffalo at Phoenix, late
Minnesota at Vancouver, late
Chicago at San Jose, late
Sunday's Games
Ottawa at Washington, 12:30 p.m.
Bdoton at Montreal, 2 p.m.
Nashville at Edmonton, 8 p.m.


Friday's College Basketball
Major Scores
EAST
Columbia 53, Yale 42
Cornell 90, Brown 58
Fairfield 68, Marist 63
Loyola, Md. 75, Rider 61
Penn 66, Harvard 60
Princeton 59, Dartmouth 54
SOUTH
Jacksonville 82, ETSU 72, OT
North Florida 51, S.C.-Upstate 50
MIDWEST
Butler 59, Valparaiso 51
SOUTHWEST
No major team scores reported from
the SOUTHWEST.
FAR WEST
No major team scores reported from
the FAR WEST.


No. 1 Connecticut (20-0) did not play.
Next: at Georgetown, Saturday, late.
No. 2 Oklahoma (17-2) did not play.
Next: vs. Missouri, Saturday, late.
No. 3 Duke (17-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Boston College, Monday.
No. 4 Baylor (17-2) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 16 Texas, Sunday.
No. 5 Auburn (20-1) did not play. Next:
at LSU, Sunday.
No. 6 Louisville (19-2) did not play.
Next: at Providence, Saturday, late.
No. 7 California (17-2) did not play.
Next: vs. Southern Cal, Saturday, late.
No. 8 Maryland (16-4) lost to No. 19
Virginia 89-81. Next: at No. 18 Florida
State, Monday.
No. 9 Stanford (16-4) did not play.
Next: vs. UCLA, Sunday.
No. 10 North Carolina (18-3) did not
play. Next: vs. North Carolina Central,
Sunday.
No. 11 Texas A&M (16-3) did not play.
Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday, late.
No. 12 Florida (19-2) did not play. Next:
at Arkansas, Sunday.
No. 13 Tennessee (16-4) did not play.
Next: at No. 2 Oklahoma, Monday.
No. 14 Kansas State (18-1) did not
play. Next: at No. 22 Iowa State,
Saturday, late.
No. 15 Ohio State (17-3) did not play.
Next: vs. Indiana, Sunday.
No. 16 Texas (14-5) did not play. Next:
at No. 4 Baylor, Sunday.
No. 17 Notre Dame (15-4) did not play.
Next: vs. Cincinnati, Saturday, late.
No. 18 Florida State (18-4) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 8 Maryland, Monday.
No. 19 Virginia (17-4) beat No. 8
Maryland 89-81. Next: vs. Longwood,
Sunday.
No. 20 Vanderbilt (15-5) did not play.
Next: vs. Alabama, Sunday.
No. 21 Pittsburgh (16-4) beat


Marquette 86-54. Next: vs. No. 17
Notre Dame, Tuesday.
No. 22 Iowa State (15-4) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 14 Kansas State,
Saturday, late.
No. 23 Xavier (18-4) did not play. Next:
vs. St. Bonaventure, Saturday, late.
No. 24 South Dakota State (19-2) did
not play. Next: vS. Oakland, Mich.,
Saturday, late.
No. 25 DePaul (16-5) did not play. Next:
vs. West Virginia, Saturday, late.
Friday's Women's Basketball
Major Scores
EAST
Canisius 70, St. Peter's 64
Cornell 74, Brown 62
Dartmouth 71, Princeton 67, OT
Harvard 72, Penn 63
lona 58, Loyola, Md. 55
Marist 70, Manhattan 44-
Pittsburgh 86, Marquette 54
Rider 72, Niagara 59
Yale 63, Columbia 61
SOUTH
Louisiana Tech 77, New Mexico St. 51
Virginia 89, Maryland 81
MIDWEST
Illinois St. 74, Bradley 58
Indiana St. 66, N. Iowa 59
SOUTHWEST
No major team scores reported from
the SOUTHWEST.
FAR WEST
Fresno St. 73, San Jose St. 44
Hawaii 63, Utah St. 61
Nevada 77, Boise St. 45


BASEBALL
American League
NEW YORK YANKEES-Agreed to
terms with RHP Brian Bruney on a one-
year contract.
SEATTLE MARINERS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Randy Messenger on a minor
league contract.
TEXAS RANGERS-Agreed to terms
with OF Marion Byrd on a one-year
contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Named Perry
Minasian major league scout, Steve
Springer and Marc Tramuta profession-
al scouts, Bob Fontaine national cross-
checker, Rick Ingalls Southern
California scout, and Harry Einbinder
assistant-baseball research.
National League
CHICAGO CUBS-Agreed to terms with
C Paul Bako on a one-year contract.
NEW YORK METS-Agreed to tdrms
with RHP John Maine on a one-year
contract.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Agreed to
terms with LHP Paul Maholm on a
three-year contract and OF Eric Hinske
on a one-year contract. Designated RHP
T.J. Beam for assignment.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-Signed F
Darius Miles for the rest of the season.
,FOOTBALL
National Football League
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Named Rory
Segrest defensive line coach, Doug
Pederson offensive quality coach, Ted
Daisher special teams coordinator and
James Urban quarterbacks coach.
Announced the retirement of defensive
line coach Pete Jenkins.
ST. LOUIS RAMS-Named Kevin
Demoff executive vice president football
operations and chief operating officer.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-Named
Jimmy Raye offensive coordinator and
Mike Johnson quarterbacks coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Recalled F Joe
Motzko and F Colin Stuart from Chicago
(AHL). Assigned F Joey Crabb to
Chicago.
DETROIT RED WINGS-Recalled C
Justin Abdelkader from Grand Rapids
(AHL). Assigned RW Aaron Downey to
Grand Rapids.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


TUESDAY: Girls Basketball hosts DistrictToumament, vs. Palpetto, 7:30 p.m.; Softball ;
at DeSoto Classic,TBA .
THURSDAY: Softball at DeSoto Classic,TBA
FRIDAY: Girls Basketball hosts DistrictToumament, vs. Boo(, if necessary, 7:30 p.m.





MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Sonrise Christian, 5:30/7 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketbal-hosts District
Toumament,TBA


Lake Placid


n TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at DistrictToumament, Avon Park, vs. Braden River, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs. Lake Placid, Senior Night, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at
DistrictToumament, Avon Park, vs. Hardee/DeSoto winner, if necessary, 6 p.m.
MONDAY, Feb. 9: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto,TBA
Sebring


MONDAY: Baseball vs.Webber International, 6 p.m.
g TUESDAY: Softball vs. Seminole C.C. 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs. Seminole C.C., 5 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball vs. Lake Sumter C.C., 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Sumter C.C., 6 p.m.; Softbal atWamer Southern
SFCC Toumament,TBA.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


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
ABC.
Registration is at 8 a.m. Cost is $35
per player; HCTA members/$45 non-
members ($25 non-players for morning
refreshments, lunch and dinner 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.
Registration 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.-

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.


Dragons fall on 'Kaneisha


Hamilton Night'


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
LAKE PLACID - The
last home game of the reg-
ular season is typically
reserved for honoring the
group of seniors that will
play their final game at
home.
I Thursday night was that
night for the Lake Placid
Lady Dragons who hon-
ored their lone senior -
Kaneisha Hamilton.
The Dragons were look-
ing to send Hamilton out
on a high note as they bat-
tled the Hardee Wildcats.
But a scoreless fourth
quarter, coupled with the
Wildcats putting together a
12-0 run to finish the
game, resulted in a 44-37
win for Hardee.
We just came out slug-
gish," commented Green
Dragon coach Shondra
Legree. "Our intensity
wasn't what it was. last


'We just came

out sluggish.'


SHONDRA LEGREE
Lady Dragon head coach

week. We struggled on
defense and couldn't get
our shots to fall :on
offense."
The game started out
slow for both squads as
Ashley Louis' jumper for
the Wildcats was the first
score, three minutes in..
The Wildcats had built a
7-4 lead heading into the
final minute of the quarter
before the Dragons fought
back with a Brandi Colbert
three pointer and a bucket
by Sierra Weaver.
At the end of the first
quarter the Dragons had a
9-7 lead.
The game was back and


forth in the second quarter
as Lake Placid owned the
paint, getting several
rebounds along with eight
points, but the big killer
was Sabrina Holmes drain-
ing consecutive three
pointers to put the
Wildcats backlin the game.
At the end of the first
half the Dragons were
clinging to a 21-20 lead.
Lake Placid came out of
intermission on fire as
they jumped out on an 8-0
run, but the Wildcats bat-
tled back thanks to, the
sharp shooting of Ashley
Louis.
At the end of the third
quarter, though, the
Dragons were still holding
on to a 37-34 lead.
The fourth quarter was a
complete meltdown for the
Dragons as they weren't
able to get a single shot to

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News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Michelle Bash totaled 275 pounds between bench press
and the clean-and-jerk to take third place in her weight
class and advance to the State Finals on Saturday, Feb. 14
in New Port Richey.

Strong finishes


aplenty from


Highlands County
Continued from 1B ished the meet with 280
pound weight class to take pounds lifted for second
fifth place for the Blue place with Bash taking third
Steaks while teammate with a 275 total.
Lauren Welborn and Green Taquesha Hawthorne of
Dragon lifter Katelyn Dunton Lake Placid finished in
tied with 200 pounds lifted eighth place due to a shoul-
for seventh and eighth place der injury during the clean
finishes.
Zakia Hart of Avon Park a hone ve
Hawthorne was five
finished in fourth in the 139- . h as i
pound weight class with 270 pounds behind Bash heading
pounds lifted while Jaye into her strongest lift, but
Whitehead of the Blue was injured and couldn't fin-
Streaks took ninth. ish.
In the 154-pound weight In the 183-pound weight
class, Sebring's Megan Wolfe class, Toni-Ann Dallas took
took fifth place with a 265- fifth place with 245 pounds.
pound lift total. In the 199 pound weight
Teammate Alana Gordon class, Luisa Siera had a lift
and Red Devil lifter Veronica total of 220 pounds to take
Robinson tied with 200 'sixth place and in the unlim-
pounds to take eighth and ited weight class, Heather
ninth place, respectively. Luciano powered up .265
At 169 pounds, Nixon fin- pounds to finish in fifth.


Third-quarter run blows Tornadoes away


Continued from 1B
But from there, the lock-
down Sebring defense took
over and got the offense
back into gear.
Clarke was suddenly driv-
ing to the basket at will and
scored eight points over the
next five minutes, with
Grubb and Young adding a
pair of buckets each on an
18-2 run that ballooned the
lead back up to 48-32 by the
period's end.
The first half of the final
quarter was meant to seal the
deal as eight more points
from Clarke, four from
Grubb and two from Young
pushed the lead to 62-40
before the benches were
cleared to close out the con-
test.
The final margin was pro-
vided by Caton's three
pointer from the left wing at
the final buzzer.
The win closes out the
regular season district
schedule for the Streaks, and
with Avon Park's win over
top-seed Palmetto Friday,
the two cross-county rivals
find themselves in a tie for
the second seed in the dis-
trict tournament.
"There are six tie-break-
ers," Harris said. "And I
know with the first few,
we're even with them. So
we'll see how it ends up."
Clarke lead the Blue


Streaks ith 21 points "ith match-up % ith Lake Placid "Ihere s a lot ot talent in
News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Joe Young powers inside, about to draw a foul on Booker's Lonnie Jefferson in Friday's
early going.


Grubb and Young each
adding 12.
Sebring has the week off
before closing out the sea-
son with a senior night


Friday, Feb. 6, before head-
,ing to DeSoto the following
week for what should be an
extremely competitive
District 10-4A Tournament.


our district and we've seen
that anyone can beat anyone
on a given night," Harris
said. "It's going to be inter-
esting."


Clemons sees Devils, Streaks as worthy of top slot


Continued from 1B
six-for-six with his free
throws, and picked up 10
points for the night. We
came out and played a great
game after the half, and we
held their leading scorer to
just 12 points. He usually
averages 25 points per
game."
Although Avon Park is


potentially tied for second
place, Clemons tipped his
hat to Sebring for their end
of the season play.
"I don't like the way the
ranking is happening.
Sebring and Avon Park are
the top teams in the district
right now, and we will prob-
ably have to face each other
in the play-offs," he said.


"Both teams are playing at
their peak, and both deserve
a shot at the championship
game, but because of the
ranking, only one of us will
make it."
"Palmetto certainly came
on strong during the first
half of the season, but I
think Sebring is certainly a
better team then Palmetto,


and so are we," Clemons
said.
The Red Devils had one"
final regular season contest
with Frostproof Saturday'
night before having a week.
of practice leading up to the..
District 10-4A Tournament
at DeSoto beginning
Monday, Feb. 9.


Sebring Senior scores


Continued from 1B
Also doing some timely hit-
ting were Don Cunningham,
Syd Collins, Harley Smith,
Leo Lypps and Dick Marmic
with two hits each.
A good pitching perform-
ance was turned in by Dick
Harmic, allowing only three
runs in the last four innings.
The Aluminum top hitters
were Jim Larnard, Bob Lott,
Mike Ellis and John Schiltz
all having three hits.
Highlands Ridge and the
Blue Jays created the most
excitement of the day, vying
back and forth for a win.
Highlands scored ten runs
in the first inning, making it
10-1, before-the Jays scored
eleven runs in the fifth
inning.
Ridge tied it at 12-12 in the


sixth, then pushed the score
to 18-12 in the seventh.
Jays scored three runs
making it 18-15, then the
Ridge pulled it out scoring
two runs for a final score of
20-15.
The Ridges' John Bielman
was 5-for-5 and Doug
Ebeling had three hits
accounting for three runs
while Dan Smart went 4-for-
5.
Highlands Merchants
faced some good defense by
the Rebels, but prevailed
with a 14-7 victory.
Merchants' Bobby Fulcher
hit a triple and was responsi-
ble for four RBI.
Having three hits each
were Jose Torres and Kyle
Saunders.
The Rebels Jim Monroe hit


4-for-4, Diz Jones was 3-for-
3 and Don Purdy tripled
while six other players had 2-
for-3.
Royal Palms and
Highlands Independent Bank
had a calmer game than some
of the others, but both were
giving it a good try.
The Palms came out on top
with an 18-5 win, though the
Bank's Bob Burley helped
the score with a three-
run homer.
Palms Charlie Quinn was
4-for-4 with a triple and a
home run, accounting for six
RBI.
Bob Fox was 2-for-2 with
a home run, Doug Hammond
was 2-for-3 with a triple and
Don Ward went 2-for-3 with
a double.


Another strong season for Lady Dragons


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of lessons in "wait for it."
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some, cheerful, engaging
and rewarding "edutain-
ment." Lacking a second
gear, sure, but at just 20
beans, well worth the price.


Charger keeps Wii
action going' strong
Charge Station Quad for
Wii
Nyko:Wii; $49.99
**** Score: 4outof 5
If you're a Wii household
with four active players, no
doubt you've interrupted
many a bowling session
with a battery swap on a
controller or two. Following
the success of the Charge
Station for Wii, a two Wii
Remote (Wii-mote) cradle
and battery pack solution,
Nyko just released the
Charge Station Quad for
Wii. It's a no-brainer bundle
that includes four recharge-
able NiMH batteries, four
customized, rubberized and.
color-coded battery covers
(replacing the stock Wii-
mote battery covers, obvi-
ously), and an AC-powered,
four-slot cradle to house
your Wii-motes when not in
use, charging or topping up
the NiMHs in the process
by way of recessed contact
points in the back.
Each NiMH is good for a
couple dozen hours of play
per charge, but considering
they're topped up every
time you set them in the
cradle, longevity it moot. In
the long run, however,
NiMHs will give up the
ghost and they'll need re-


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placing eventually, a couple
of years or more down the
road, depending on usage.
It should be noted that
the Charge Station Quad
will not accommodate Wii-
motes in their protective
rubber jackets. You must
peel those off or not use
them in the first place...
surely you've figured out
how to use a Wii-mote with-
out launching it across the
room by now, no? If not,
perhaps you'd be better off
spending your money on a
hockey helmet. Just a
thought.
Bear in mind, too, that a
AA NiMH battery charger
and a handful of recharge-
able NiMH batteries costs
notably less than a Charge
Station Quad for Wii - $20
to $30 depending on brand
and bundle. However, con-
sidering ease-of-use, tidi-
ness, and the Wii-white
form factor of it all, the
extra dough is worth the
lesser hassle, not to men-
tion the aesthetic elegance.


THE 411
News and developments from the game industry

Cowabunga, dude! New 'Turtles' game in the works


Ubisoft recently announced that it
will launch an all-new "Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles" ("TMNT")
game this fall. Interestingly, it'll be
the first game that is not tied to a
"TMNT" movie, television show or
comic book, which is probably a good
thing. Ubisoft first acquired the
rights to "TMNT" in 2006 and re-
leased a "TMNT" game based on the
"TMNT" movie released in 2007. That
game was largely panned as a typical
movie tie-in cash grab.
The new title is expected to be an


"original" action/fighting game
along the lines of "Super Smash Bros.
Brawl" for Wii. Indeed, the game is
being developed by Game Arts, noted
for working on "Super Smash Bros.
Brawl" for Wii.
Moreover, though not officially an-
nounced, but judging by the pre-re-
lease screenshots, the game appears
to be titled "TMNT Smash Up," which
further indicates gamers can expect a
derivative knockoff of a popular
game rather than a movie tie-in cash
grab out of the next "TMNT" title.


"TMNT" fans will get a fresh
fix of 'Turtle" exploits in a
new title this fall.


TOP GAMES
Here are the best-selling games in December 2008.


Title
1. "Wii Play" w/remote (Wii)
2 "Call of Duty: World at War" (360)
3. "Wii Fit" (Wii)
4. "Mario Kart" (Wii)
5. "Guitar Hero: World Tour" (Wii)
6. "Gears of War 2" (360)
7. "Left 4 Dead" (360)
8. "Mario Kart" (NDS)
9. "Call of Duty: World at War" (PS3)
10. "Animal Crossing: City Folk" (Wii)


Publisher
Nintendo
Activision
Nintendo
Nintendo
Activision
Microsoft
Electronic Arts
Nintendo
Activision
Nintendo


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Electronic Software Rating Board (ESRB) guide: Early childhood (EC);
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Only (AO); Rating Pending (RP).


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Mulberry holds off Dragons


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun sportswriter
LAKE PLACID - So far
this season the Lake Placid
boys basketball team hasn't
been able to get many breaks.
Friday night in Lake Placid
was little different as they
seemed to find a way to hurt
themselves in a 59-56 loss to
district foe Mulberry.
In a game that was evenly
matched up for the most part,
the Dragons weren't able to
shake the free throw blues
that did them in.
"This is totally frustrat-
ing," said head Green Dragon
coach David Veley. "We
played hard but our free
throw shooting killed us. We
did some things well on
defense but we got worn
down in the end."
The Dragons opened the
game up on a .roll as they
went on a 9-2 run, but the
Panthers charged back put-
ting together a nice run to
end the first quarter.
Despite the late charge by
Mulberry, the Dragons were
able to hold onto a 17-16
lead.
. The Dragons put a another
scoring spree together in the
second quarter, as they rat-
tled off six straight, but the
excitement was quickly gone.


'We played hard

but our free-
throw shooting
killed us.'

DAVID VELEY
Lake Placid head coach

After the run the Dragons
went cold - ice cold. For the
remainder of the half the
Dragons didn't score a single
point allowing the Panthers
to climb back in the game,
ending the half on a 12-0 run
and taking a 30-24 lead into
the half.
Lee Amos was the leading
scorer for the Panthers in the
quarter as he finished with 11
points while the rest of the
team managed only three.
'Both teams came out even-
ly matched in the third quar-
ter but it was the Dragons
that had the slight advantage
as they were able to outscore
the Panthers 19-17 but were
still behind 47-43.
Lake Placid got over their
scoring drought in a hurry,
thanks to Andre Wilson who
had six points while Avery
Young added five.
Kirk Veley and Travalier


Sholtz both added a couple
buckets each in the quarter.
The final quarter of the
game was intense the entire
way as both squads were
matching shot for shot.
At one point Mulberry had
built a six-point lead before
the Dragons battled back and
were able to get within two -
but that was as far as they
could get.
Lake Placid was led offen-
sively by Sholtz and Wilson
who both had four points
each.
The Dragons had four
players that reached double
digits in scoring on the night.
Wilson had 17 to lead the
Dragons while Shotlz added
15, Veley added 12, and
Young had 10.
Most of the scoring for
Mulberry was attributed to
Amos who had 29 points
while teammate Tony Brown
dished in 16.
Despite four players in
double digits, the Dragons
were just 6-of-20 from the
charity stripe.
Lake Placid will try to
right the ship Monday with a
date at Sonrise Christian
before finishing up the regu-
lar season at Sebring Friday,
Feb. 6.


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Late in the game the
Dragons struggled with
fatigue, forcing them to
play a couple freshmen.
that weren't able to apply
the defensive pressure
needed.
Both teams opened the
quarter scoreless and it
remained that way until
the four-minute mark.
Elvira Servin broke the
scoreless streak for the
Wildcats with a bucket
and it went downhill
from there as the
Wildcats broke loose a
12-0 run.
The Green Dragons
were lead on offense by
Weaver's 12 points, fol-
lowed by Colbert's eight,
Hamilto's five, and
Stephany Smith and
Meesha Munnings, who
each added a bucket.
The Dragons host their
District Tournament,
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5 Bill Walsh
* 92-59-1 regular season,
10-4 playoffs, 3 Super Bowls
* San Francisco (1979-1988)
Of the 22 coaches in the Pro
Football .Hall of Fame, only three
have fewer regular-sea-
son victories than
Walsh, but he won
three Super Bowls
and his 49ers won
10 or more games
in-seven of his final
eight seasons.


6 Tom Landry
* 250-162-6 regular season,
20-16 playoffs, 2 Super Bowls
* Dallas (1960-1988)
Landr) won five con-
erence champi-
onships, second
most among all
coaches, and his
20 playoff ictonres
remain an NFL
record.


7 Joe Gibbs
* 154-94 regular season, 17-7
playoffs, 3 Super Bowls
*Washington (1981-1991; 2004-
2007)
He won three Super Bov.i in
Washington. and while he didn't win
a playoff game after
returning to the
league in 200-1.
onl\ LandrN. and
Shula ha\e more
play off %ictories
than Gibbs.


Bill Belichick
* 127-81 regular season,
15-4 playoffs, 3 Super Bowls
SCleveland (1991-1995),
New England (2000-present)
He had a losing record in four of
his five seasons in Cleveland. but a
losing record i only the first of his
eight seasons as Patriots
coach. He has won
three Super Bow Ls
and is 15-4 in the
playoffs in his
coaching career.


9John Madden
* 103-32-7 regular season, 9-7
playoffs, 1 Super Bowl
*Oaklard (1969-1978)
His regular-season record of 103-
32-7 gixes him the
bet . inning per-
centage 1 7631 of
an\ NTL coach
since 1930 Irmini-
mum 501 games.


10 Tony Dungy
* 127-65 regular season,
9-9 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl
*Tampa Bay (1996-2001),
Indianapolis (2002-present)
- The Colts have won 10 or more
games in each of the six seasons he
has coached them. and
Dungy's regular-
season winning
percentage of .661
is the highest of
any coach since
John Madden retired.


SMike Holmgren
S157-99 regular season,
13-11 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl
* Green Bay (1992-1998), Seattle
(1999-present)
He has the most career ictories ot i
any active coach. resurrected the
PPackers franchise dur-
ing his tenure and i,
one of fise men to
coach tsso different
teams to the Super
Bowl.



Bill Cowher
12 * 149-90-1 regular season.
12-9 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl
*Pittsburgh (1R92-2006)
The Steelers made
the playoff in 10 of
Cowher's I 5 sea-
sons. and he %%on
the franchise its
fifth Super Bol I
title.


FOR THE AGES

Ranking the best coaches

in the history of the NFL

BY DANNY O'NEIL, THE SEATTLE TIMES

We begin with apologies to Chuck Knox. All he did is win more
games than all but eight other coaches in NFL history. Sorry to
Tom Flores, too, whose two Super Bowl rings weren't enough for


inclusion.
Naming the top 10 coaches of a
generation is tough enough. Deciding
the top 20 from half a century of foot-
ball is almost laughably impossible.
The criteria: The most successful
coaches from the modem era, meaning
men who coached the majority of their
career post-1950. That omits legendOa
like Curly Lambeau and George Halas,


Regular-season record
Playoffs record
Teams

and others who


3,127-1,886-49
219-161
37

were edged


out because of the extreme competitiveness.
i.


SVince Lombardi, Chuck Noll won
S96-34-6 regular season, four Super Bowls
9-1 playoffs, 2 Super Bowls during his tenure
S* Green Bay (1959-1967), as coach of the
Washington (1969) Pittsburgh
He won 96 regular-season games, but qual- Steelers.
: ,,j_. ity trumps total quantity because the man ,,,
.- \' went 9-1 in the plaiotfs and won Iwo Super ,TF T�
. l Bowls, . .A:.L "

3 Chuck Noll , M
* 193-148-1 regular season, 16-8 playoffs,
4 Super Bowls
* Pittsburgh (1969-1991)
The i'teeler, had never non an NFL championship in
im le ic ilin 311 \cars bct-ore Noll's arrival He won tour
Superi BI,.. l in the spn of ,si\ seasons. He's the oni\
.-lii to ' ill tour Ings


4 Paul Brown
* 213-104-9 regular
season, 9-8 playoffs. 0
Super Bowls
SCleveland (1946-1962),
Cincinnati (1968-1975)
In 17 seasons coaching the
Brow n-. he finished % ith a
losing record once and
%:on three NFL titles


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13 Jimmy Johnson
S* 80-64 regular season,
9-4 playoffs, 2 Super Bowls
* Dallas 44-36 (1989-1993), Miami
36-28 (1996-1999)
His 80 regular-season
victories are the feweis
of any coach on this
list, but he also v on
consecutive, Super
Bowls in Dallas.





S1 Bill Parcells
* 172-130-1 regular season,
11-8 playoffs, 2 Super Bowls
* N.Y. Giants (1983-1990), New
England (1993-1996), N.Y. Jets
(1997-1999), Dallas (2003-2006)
In eight seasons as
Giants coach, he Gwas
8-3 in the playoffs
and won two Super
Bowls, He Vent 3-4
in the playoffs the
remaining 11 season,
of his coaching career.


1S Bud Grant
1 158-96-5 regular season,
10-12 playoffs, 0 Super Bowls
* Minnesota Vikings (1967-1985)
His team made the
playoffs in 12 of his
18 seasons as coach
and played in the
Super Boss I four
times, losing them all.






SHank Stram
* 131-97 regular season,
5-3 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl
* Dallas Texans (1960-1962),
Kansas City (1963-1977)
He coached his fir t
10 seasons in the
AFL, won o to league
championships and
his Chiefs won the
Super Bowl in the final
season before the merger.




Mike Shanahan
9 * 138-90 regular season,
8-5 playoffs, 2 Super Bowls
SOakland (1988-1989). Denver
Shanahan and
Belichick are the only
actie coaches with
multiple Super Bol. I
\icories. With EI\a.L
in Denver. Shanahan
was 7-I in playoff games.
Since El%%ay retired. he's 1-4 in the
posiseason with the Broncos.


|s Marv Levy
S143-112 regular season,
11-8 playoffs. 0 Super Bowls
a Kansas City Chiefs (1978-1982),
Buffalo Bills (1986-1997)
The only coach to get
his team to four con-
secunne Super Bowls.
and true. the Bills
didn't win any of
those four, but the run
is historic nonetheless


S10 George Allen
SI l * 116-47-5 regular season,
2-7 playoffs, 0 Super Bowls
-* L.A. Rams (1966-1970),
Washington (1971-1977)
S Only four coaches in
NFL history\ hae .a
regulai-season % innmiie
c percentage higher than
S70 percent. and Allen is
" one of them. which oser-
. shado\,w the fact his teams
made the pla\ofis seen times vet
Advanced to the Super Bowl only once.


ggg Marty
Schottenheimer
* 200-126-1 regular season, 5-13
playoffs, 0 Super Bowls
* Cleveland (1984-1988), Kansas
City (1989-1998), Washington
(2001), San Diego
s (2002-2006)
S Despite winning
200 regular-season
games, his posiseason
. record of 5-13 is sec-
ond worst among anN
Coach with more than 125 victories.


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By the numbers
Combined, these 20 NFL coaches
post some impressive career
statistics:

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ENTERTAINMENT


Weekly Entertainment iII . 0, 4


TOP FIV-Y 0'


TELEVISION
1. "American Idol"
(Wednesday), Fox.
2. "American Idol"
(Tuesday), Fox.
3. "CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation," CBS.
4. "Two and a Half
Men," CBS.
5. "House," Fox.
(From Nie/sen Media
Research)
FILM
1. "Paul Blart: Mall
Cop," Sony.
2. "Underworld: Rise of
the Lycans," Sony Screen
Gems.
3. "Gran Torino,"
'Warner Bros.
4. "Hotel For Dogs,"
Paramount.
: 5. "Slumdog
-Millionaire," Fox
Searchlight.
(From Media By Numbers
LLC)
HOT FIVE
1. "My Life Would Suck
Without You," Kelly
Clarkson. RCA/RMG.
2. "Just Dance," Lady
GaGa feat. Colby
O'Donis.
Streamline/KonLive/Cherr
ytree/lnterscope.
3. "Single Ladies (Put a
Ring On It)," Beyonce.
Music World/Columbia.
(Platinum)
4. "Heartless," Kanye
West. Roc-a-Fella/Def.




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Jam/IDJMG.
5. "Love Story," Taylor
Swift. Big
Machine/Universal
Republic.
(From Billboard magazine)
ALBUMS
1. "Fearless," Taylor
Swift. Big Machine.
2. "I Am Sasha Fierce,"
Beyonce. Music
World/Columbia/Sony
Music. (Platinum)
3. "Dark Horse,"
Nickelback. Roadrunner.
(Platinum)
4. "808s & Heartbreak,"
Kanye West. Roc-a-
Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG.
(Platinum)
5. "Twilight."
Soundtrack. Summit/Chop
Shop/Atlantic/AG.
(Platinum)
(From Billboard magazine)
CONCERT TOURS
1. Madonna.
2. Tina Turner.
3. AC/DC.
4. Coldplay.
5. Metallica.
(From Pollstar)
VIDEO SALES
1. "The Punisher,"
Lionsgate Home
Entertainment.
2. "Faerie Tale Theatre:
The Snow Queen," St.
Clair Entertainment.
3. "Leapfrog: Talking


Words Factory," Warner
Home Video.
4. "Real Wheels: There
Goes a Fire Truck,"
Warner Home Video.
5. "20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea (Special
Edition)," Buena Vista
Home Entertainment.
(From Billboard magazine)
VIDEO RENTALS
1. "My Best Friend's
Girl," Lionsgate Home
Entertainment.
2. "Appaloosa," Warner
Home Video.
3. "Mirrors," 20th
Century Fox.
4. "Pineapple Express,"
Sony Pictures Home
Entertainment.
5. "Righteous Kill,"
Anchor Bay
Entertainment.
(From Billboard magazine)
DVD SALES
1. "Tyler Perry's The
Family That Preys,"
Lionsgate Home
Entertainment.
2. "Pineapple Express,"
Sony Pictures Home
Entertainment.
3. "My Best Friend's
Girl," Lionsgate Home
Entertainment.
4. "Mirrors," 20th
Century Fox.
5. "Appaloosa," Warner
Home Video.
(From Billboard magazine)


Michael Becker/Courtesy Fox Broadcasting Co./MCT
Randy Jackson, from left, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell judge the com-
petition on "American Idol," which took down the top two spots in the television ratings
last week.


$5 for a Super Bowl ticket? Good luck


By DAVID BAUDER
AP Television Writer
NEW YORK - In the middle of winter,.TV
adventurer Leon Logothetis relied on the kind-
ness of Sommer for the first leg of his unlike-
ly trip to the Super Bowl.
Logothetis, star of "Amazing Adventures of
a Nobody" on the Fox Reality and National
Geographic Adventure networks, is promoting
his show by trying to travel from Atlanta to
Tampa, Fla., site of the Super Bowl, in five
days on $5 a day.
He started Tuesday. Producers stripped him
of his wallet, credit cards and mobile phone
and left' him in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.
Logothetis found a taxi driver willing to take
him to Tampa, but the cabbie drove off after
finding out that his rider only had $5 for a ride
That would probably cost a few hundred.
t: Logothetis struck up a conversation on a
park bench with Sommer Williams, a laid-off
interior decorator now working in a hotel. She


bought him a pizza lunch and drove him to her
family's house in Macon, Ga., nearly 100
miles away. The family took him out for dinner
at a Mexican restaurant and invited him to
spend the night on a bed in their basement. He
used his $5 to kick in for gas.
His series is one of several action-adventure
shows popular on cable, such as "Deadliest
Catch" or "Man vs. Wild," that appeal to a
sense of wanderlust among people who usual-
ly don't go further than their sofa. Logothetis
was a broker in London until he read "The
Motorcycle Diaries" and hit upon the idea of
documenting low-cost travel.
His first two seasons were about traveling in
England and the United States.
"I have to rely entirely on the kindness of
strangers," said Logothetis on Wednesday,
speaking from the Williams' family phone in
Macon. It's not easy: More than a dozen peo-
ple said they wouldn't help him before he met
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Delta Chorale
disbands
SEBRING - The
Highlands Delta Chorale dis-
banded Jan. 19 by action of
its board of directors and the
membership.
For more than 25 years
this organization provided
music not only to the resi-
.dents of.Highlands County
'but also to those in sur-
rounding counties.
For any questions, call
,Frances Swope, president,
:Highlands Delta Chorale, at
655-0278.

:Soup bowl lunch
Tuesday to benefit
SFCC Art Club
AVON PARK - South
:Florida Community
,College's Art Club will hold
a soup bowl lunch from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
3 and 10 in Building B,
Highlands Campus. The
.lunch includes soup, bread,
'dessert, and a drink, and is
:$5 per person.
The lunch .will include a
:wide variety of homemade
..soups and desserts prepared
bby Art Club members and
-members of the Highlands


SSinger Paul Edison to


l A perform Tuesday at SFCC


Courtesy photo
Five students from Hill-Gustat'Middle School chorus - (back row, from left) Natashia
Gavarrete, Kelly Broen, Rachel LaVom; (front row, from left) Asia Gilroy and Olivia Napper
- were part of the 2009 Allstate Middle School Choir that performed to a standing room
only audience on Jan. 10.


Five HGMS students perform


with Florida Allstate Chorus


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Five chorus students from Hill
Gustat Middle School ranked among
Florida's elite to participate in the 2009
Florida Allstate Chorus. Under the direction
and coaching, of Chorus Director Rhoda
Wolfe, eighth- grade students Kelly Broen,
Natashia Gavarrete, Rachel LaVo and Olivia
Napper, along with seventh-grader Asia
Gilroy, auditioned among thousands of stu-
dents to compete for a position in the 300-


member choir.
During a two-month period in the fall, stu-
dents across the state of Florida participated
in three- levels of. qualifying tests. Once
selected, students rehearsed in Tampa for
several days with a nationally known conduc-
tor. Their experience culminated with a
standing-room only concert on Jan. 10.
Recordings of the 2009 Allstate Middle
School Choir are available in either CD or
DVD.


Special to the Nves-Sun
AVON PARK - The
South Florida Community
College Matinee Series
presents an entertaining
afternoon featuring singer
Paul Edison - who pays
tribute to the greats includ-
ing Frank Sinatra, Tony
Bennett, and Neil Diamond
-at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in
the SFCC Auditorium,
Highlands Campus.
Edison is celebrating
almost 15 years as a head-
line entertainer with many
of the world's most exclu-
sive cruise lines.
A dynamic. performer by
any standards, he was born
in Liverpool, England. At
the time, the Beatles and the
Mersey Sound were chang-
ing the whole music scene.
In the 1960s, it seemed like
everyone was in a band, and
Paul Edison was" no excep-
tion.
At 16 years of age,
Edison fronted his own
band and shared the stage
with Gerry and the
Pacemakers, the Hollies,
Billy J.Kramer, and a host
of 1960s legends. It was an
exciting time and laid the
foundation for a fabulous
singing career that has pros-
pered for more than four
decades.
After mastering the
British music scene, Edison
hit the United States, tour-
ing with great American
icons like the Supremes,
Martha Reeves and the
Vandellas, Roy Orbison,
Gene Pitney, and the Four
Seasons.
Today, he performs in
concert featuring the voices
of Frank Sinatra, Tom
Jones, Neil Diamond, Tony
Bennett, Bobby Darin, Matt
Monro, Vic Damone, and
many more. His vocaliza-


Courtesy photo
Paul Edison performs in concert featuring the voices of *
Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett,
Bobby Darin, Matt Monro, Vic Damone, and many more.
He will be on the SFCC auditorium stage Tuesday.


tions evoke great emotion
with his audience, along
with his humor and great
stage presence.
The Matinee Series is
sponsored by Rick and Jean
Moyer, Dr. and Mrs, Placido
M. Roquiz Jr., and Drs. Abe
and Carmelita Lim.
Tickets for this perform-
ance range from $11 to $18
ard may be purchased


online at http://performanc-
es.southflorida.edu 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.
Tickets may also be pur-
chased from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
by calling the SFCC Box
Office at 784-7178 or by
visiting the SFCC Box
Office at the SFCC
Auditorifim, 600 W. College
Drive, Highlands Campus.


art community.
Decorative pottery created
by the art students will also
be on sale for $5 per piece.
The soup bowl lunch is a
fundraiser for the SFCC Art
Club to help raise money for
its spring trip to New York
City as well as its "Art of
Paris, Florence, and Rome"
trip.
For more information,
contact Cathy Futral, profes-
sor, Art, at 784-7195.

'Nunsense' tickets
on sale Feb. 9
SEBRING - Tickets for
"Nunsense" go on sale to the
general public starting
Monday, Feb. 9 by calling
382-8393.
Tickets may be purchased
at the Tanglewood."Box
Office" from 3-4 p.m.
Thursday (Feb. 12, 19 and
26).
The "Box Office" is in the
Tanglewood Clubhouse.
Tanglewood is off U.S. 27
across from Denny's and the
Holiday Inn, one-half mile
north of Walmart.
Tanglewood Actor's Guild
presents "Nunsense" from
March 4-7. Reserved seats
are $10.


SFCC Artists' Group
offers Jewelry
Beading Workshop
AVON PARK - The
Artists' Gropp at South
Florida Community College
announces a new workshop
for spring. Jewelry Beading
is for the beginning jewelry
maker and is taught by
Kathy Morgan. The student
will learn how to design and
pattern beaded jewelry.
Students will complete a-
bracelet with matching ear-
rings and three pairs of free-
form wire earrings to take
home. A $5 supply fee will
be collected in class for the
beads of your choice.
This workshop will be
held from 1-4 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 13 at the TAG Studio in
the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon
Park. The cost for the class
is $20. Pre-registration is
required.
Register in the Artists'
Group Studio at the Hotel
Jacaranda, Building B at the
Highlands Campus, or any
SFCC campus or center. For
more information, contact
the Studio at 453-3018 or
Lauren Redick at 453-6661,
465-5300, 773-2252, or 494-
7500, ext. 7388 or 7392.


SFCC's Art Department offers

spring workshops starting Feb. 6


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - South
-Florida Community
,College's Art Department is
offering a series of art work-
'shops in the spring at the
SFCC Highlands Campus.
* Feb. 6 - Vibrant Color
'Watercolor with Tissue Paper
'Collage and Hand-building
with Clay taught .by profes-
sional instructors;
* Feb. 13 .-Acrylic
.Poppies on Watercolor Paper
and Hand-building with Clay
:taught by professional
:instructors;


* Feb. 20 - Fundamentals
of Charcoal Drawing and
Hand-building with Clay
taught by professional
instructors;
* Feb. 27 - Relax with
Watercolor II-Painting
Buildings and Wheel-spun
Pottery taught by student
instructors;
* March 6 - Relax with
Watercolor II- Painting
Windows and Wheel-spun
Pottery taught by student
instructors; and
* March 13 - Relax with


Watercolor II-Architectural
Details and Wheel-spun
Pottery taught by student
instructors
Workshops will meet from
9 a.m. to noon Fridays. The
cost per class by student
instructors is $10. The cost
per class by professional
instructors is $20.
For more information, or
to register for these work-
shops and obtain a supply
list, contact Cathy Futral in
the SFCC Art Department at
784-7195.


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Sweet Adeline Chorus welcomes

'In the Mix' to Big Band Serenade
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The Heart of Highland
Sweet Adeline Show Chorus will welcome
"In the Mix," a female quartet, to their "Big
Band Serenade" show.
"In the Mix" are winners of Sweet "
Adeline's International Competition for
:Region 9 (State of Florida).
They were also winners of regional medals "
*for 2005 and 2006. placing fourth and fifth in
the quartet division; and champion winners in
2007 and 2008 in the quartet division.
They have just returned from competing in
the Sweet Adeline International Competition
in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Quartet members are Carter Maysilles,
Betty Meinholz, Gina Ogden and Lana
:Owens.
This very talented female guest quartet will
'perform at the Heart of Highland Sweet
:Adeline Chorus' Big Band Serenade Show on
:Sunday, Feb. 8 at the SFCC Auditorium in
Avon Park.
Show starts at 2:30 p.m.: doors open at Courtesy photo
:45 p.m. Advance tickets are $15: tickets 'In the Mix,' a female quartet, are winners
1:45 p Advance tickets ae 15: tickets of Sweet Adeline's International
:sold at the door are $18. Competition for Region 9 (State of Florida)
Call 382-1269, 452-1927 or 699-0743 for and will perform during the Adelines Big
:information. Band Serenade on Sunday, Feb. 8.


Lake Placid Memorial Library to

offer free bagpipe and drum concert


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -At 2
p.m. Sunday two of the old-
est musical instruments still
in existence will be featured
in a free concert at the Lake
Placid Memorial Library.
The bagpipe is a wood-
wind instrument that makes
its sound by having the
player blow air into a bag
via the blowpipe while


simultaneously squeezing
the bag and thus forcing air
into the pipes while cover-
ing different finger holes in
the chanter.
Drums make sounds by
having the top of the drum
tapped by either the player's
hands or drumsticks in the
player's hands. A vibration
made by the tapping
vibrates air and thus creates


sound. The bagpipe and
drum combination has i
long military history.
The concert is sponsored
by The Friends of the Lake
Placid Memorial Library.
Lake Placid Memorial
Library is at 205 W.
Interlake Blvd. (on the cir-
cle).
Call 699-3705 to reserve
a seat.


Workshop on landscaping with:

native plants offered Feb. 10


Special to the News-Sun
OKEECHOBEE - In Florida we are lucky
to have many native plant species that are
very ornamental. Including low-care native
plants in a landscape is a way to reduce
maintenance as well as beautify. Native
plants are also attractive to Florida birds and
butterflies.
During this workshop participants will be


able to design a space and create a list of
native plants to complement a landscape:
Leave with a detailed plan for a garden and a
Florida Friendly native plant.
There are two times set for the workshop:
1-2:30 and 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at
Okeechobee County Extension Service, 458
U.S. 98 North. Pre-registration is required.
Call (863) 763-6469 to sign up.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
-0 American Legion Post 25
'Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
'465-7940.
' American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. Post is at 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
* Lions Club will have
country and bluegrass music
from 2-4 p.m. Sunday,
instead of at the Shriners.
Bands featured on alternate
Sunday will be Just Country
and Memory Makers. For
information, call 471-2288.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Cards start at 4 p.m.
Music outside Tiki Hut at 3
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room No. 3 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. No
dues, fees or weigh-ins. For
details on the organization, go
to wwwoa.org.
* Ridge - Area Missionary
Soldiers Avon Park
Pathfinder Club meets from 9
a.m. to noon every first and
third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call
471-2143.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
open and kitchen open from 2-
5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
* The Artists' Group at
South Florida Community
College will hold a critique clin-
ic the first Sunday of every
month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel
Jacaranda, Avon Park.
Professional local artists will
discuss and evaluate partici-
pants' paintings. The fee is $5
with a two painting limit. For
more information, call 784-
7346.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,


1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
3444.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Ambucs, a local charity that
assists people with disabilities,
meets at noon every first
Monday at R.J. Gator's Sea
Grill and Bar, Sebring. The
meeting is open to the public.
For details, call 386-4387.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion
and auxiliary boards meet at 6
p.m. General meeting at 7
p.m. For details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-
1448.
* Avon Park Veterans Honor
Guard meets first Monday at
the American Legion Post 69,
Avon Park. For details, call
382-0315.
* Boy Scout Troop 482
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.


* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
M Civil Air Patrol.(U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@ea/lhlink.neot
* Corvette Cruisers meets at
6:30 p.m. first and third
Monday at the Dairy Queen in
front of The Home Depot,
Sebring. For details, call Ed
Robson at 655-2092.
M Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first
and third Monday at Sebring
Civic Center from December
through April. There will be
alternating mainstream and
plus dancing with rounds.
Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn @samdunn.net
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m.
every Monday at Sebring High
School band room.
Experienced musicians are
welcome. Vic Anderson and
Colorado Paniagua conduct-
ing. Call 314-8877.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
* Highlands County Rotary


Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant,
Commerce Street, Sebring.
* Highlands Delta Chorale
Singers meet at 7 p.m. every
, Monday at Sebring Church of
the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St.,
Sebring. New members are
welcomed. Call 314-9754 or
655-0278.
* Highlands Stamp Club
meets at 1 p.m. the first
Monday at Christ Fellowship
Church, 2935 New Life Way,
Sebring. Guests are welcome.
Talk and swap meeting will fol-
low the regular meeting. For
details, call Al Marks at 699-
6682.
* Hope Hospice free grief
support group meets at 2 p.m.
at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park.
* Insulin Pump Support
Group meets from 3:30-5:30


p.m. first Monday at
Conference Room 2, Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, 4200 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring. For details, call,
402-0177.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. Call 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Democratic
Club meets at 6 p.m. first
Monday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Call 699-6773 for details.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is


from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. Call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
10:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help, group for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Meetings held first and
third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.


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Some interesting facts about soil


A few weeks ago I wrote
about the importance of soil
and how long it takes to form
just,one inch of the precious
resource. According to
Wikepedia, "Soil is the, natu-
rally occurring, unconsolidat-
ed or loose covering of bro-
ken rock particles and decay-
ing organic matter (humus)
on the surface of the Earth,
capable of supporting life.
In simple terms, soil has
three components: solid, liq-
uid and gas. The solid phase
is a mixture of mineral and
organic matter. Soil particles
pack loosely, forming a soil
structure filled with voids.
The solid phase occupies
about half of the soil volume.
The remaining void space
contains water (liquid) and
air (gas). Soil is also known
as earth: it is the substance
from which our planet takes
its name."
Here are some interesting
facts about soil:
* Five tons of topsoil
spread over an acre is as
thick as a dime.


* Soil scientists
have identified over
70,000 kinds of soil
in the United States.
* An average soil
sample is 45 percent
minerals, 25 percent
water, 25 percent air
and 5 percent organ-
ic matter.
* Five to 10 tons
of animal life can
live in an acre of
soil.
* An acre of rich


News From
The
Watershed
Corine Burgess


grassland soil is home to as
many as 1 million earth-
worms. Earthworms in cap-
tivity have lived as long as
nine years. Earthworms
digest organic matter, recycle
nutrients, and make the sur-
face soil richer. One earth-
worm can digest 36 tons of
soil in one year.
* Clays, the smallest par-
ticles making up soil, are less
than 1/12,000 inch in diame-
ter. A single handful of pure
clay contains more particles
than there are men, women
and children on earth.


* For every
pound of tissue it
produces, a plant
must extract 400-
500 pounds of water
from the soil.
* Although plant
roots appear station-
ary, their tips move
through the soil con-
stantly to exploit
moist areas. The
roots of certain
grasses can grow at
the rate of one half


inch per day.
* The tips of small plant
roots move through the soil
with a twisting screw-like
motion. Mature trees can
have as many as five million
active root tips.
.* A single spade full of
rich garden soil contains
more species of organisms
than can be found above
ground in the entire Amazon
rain forest.
* Although the soil sur-
face appears solid, air moves
freely in and out of it. The air
in the upper eight inches of a


well-drained soil is complete-
ly renewed about every hour.
* The plants growing in a
two-acre wheat field can
have more than 30 thousand
mile of roots - greater than
the circumference of the
earth.
* Soil can act as either a
sink or source of greenhouse
gases. An estimated 30 per-
cent of the carbon dioxide, 70
percent of the methane and
90 percent of the nitrous
oxide released to the atmos-
phere each year pass through
the soil.
* Worldwide, an estimat-
ed 25 percent of the soils
used for agriculture are being
degraded at an unacceptable
rate.
* The American Midwest
has the largest area of prime
farmland soils in the world.
Other large areas are in South
America and Eastern Europe
and Russia.
+ In 1950 there was more
than half an acre of grain
land for each person on earth.
By 1990 there was less than


Courtesy photo
According to Wikepedia, 'Soil is the naturally occurring,
unconsolidated or loose covering of broken rock particles
and decaying organic matter (humus) on the surface of the
Earth, capable of supporting life.'


one-third acre per person. By
2030 there will be only one-
fifth acre of grain land for
each person on earth.
So next time you think of
soil as just "dirt" remember
that the food you eat, the air
you breathe, and the surface
you walk on all originate
from soil.
"Nature has endowed the
earth with glorious wonders
and vast resources that man
may use for his own ends.


Regardless of our tastes or
our way of living, there are
none that present more varia-
tions to tax our imagination
than the soil, and certainly
none so important to our
ancestors, to ourselves, and
to our children." - Charles
Kellogg

Corine Burgess is a Natural
Resources Specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and Watei
Conservation District.


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
, Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery
facilities are available. Bible-stud-
ies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on
Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45
a.m. are centered for all ages.
Spanish worship service, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Choir practice at 5
p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-
6556.
* Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
comer of SR17 and C-17A (truck
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Bible Study Classes at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and an
evening worship service is at 6
p.m.. On Wednesdays, the
AWANA program and the Word of
Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM.
The adult Bible and Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
tistap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL


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


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


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


CATHOLIC

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


CHRISTIAN

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


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


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

1I Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children, youth and adults. Special
services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385-
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Avon Park, ,P.O. Box 1118.,
Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W.
Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor.
Sunday: Sunday school begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wor-
ship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening
service at 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening service is at 7 p.m. with
special services for children and;
adults. Special services once a
month for seniors (Prime Time) andc
Ladies ministries. If you need any
more information, call 453-4851.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake
Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Moming:
worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv-'
ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7
p.m. Classes for adult children and
youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim
Taylor.


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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











News-Sun * Sunday, February 1, 2009


Health concerns leave Pisces looking for answers


Aries (March 21-April 20) - Don't
put all of your eggs in one basket this
week, Aries. Otherwise you'll end up
with a lot of broken shells. It's a bumpy
ride ahead, so be prepared.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) -
Romantic interests flourish this week,
Taurus. You may rekindle some much-
rteeded passion with a current flame, or
find a new companion in the days to
come.
SGemini (May 22-June 21) - Feeling
like a workaholic lately, Gemini? It
could be time to scale back at work a
bit. However, in this economy, you may
want to phrase your request with some
finesse.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) - Cancer,
you can change what seems like a no-
win situation into a win-win situation
with just an adjustment in your way of
thinking. When Pisces offers advice,
take it.


HOROSCOPE@

Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) - It won't be an
easy ride this week, Leo, but it will be a
fulfilling one. You'll be the center of
attention for more than one reason,
which suits you just fine.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) - Virgo,
think with your head and not with your
heart when making financial decisions
this week. Unfortunately emotion can
cloud'better judgement.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Make the
most of time spent with a loved one this
week because it won't last forever.
Libra, he or she needs to head home and
it could be some time before you con-
nect once more.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Scorpio,


the finish line of a specific goal is with-
in sight. Now you just need to have the
patience to make it the last few laps.
Don't worry -- it will take less time than
you think.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -
Sagittarius, some financial difficulties
are on the horizon. But with some
advice from an unexpected source,
you'll get back on an even keel.
Aquarius is your go-to person this week.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -
Capricorn, just when you thought you
had everything worked out, something
pops up to put a wrench in your plans. A
level head will help you find a work-
around.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) - It is the
time to take that financial plunge you've
been nervous about, Aquarius. Once you
dive in with both feet you'll find it's
really not as nervewracking as you
thought.


www.newssun. com


PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

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


GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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


JEWISH

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


Temple office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview
Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
christ/utheranavonpark.org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m., Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
-Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday.' The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at wwwnew/ife
sebring.com.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir ind hand


chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www vchurch-
es. comrn/nitylutheran/p.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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


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


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: wwwcpcsebing.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and Women's
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,
9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch,
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319' Poinsettia Ave., Sebrlng,
FL 33870. 385-0107. Sunday
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth
Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP 118 North Oak Ave., Lake
Placid, 465-2742. E-mail:
fpc/p@earthink.net. The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.
Drew Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary
worship is at 10:45 a.m. in
Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;
while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship
service to help them grow in tH'eir
spiritual knowledge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.


Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;
e-mail, spring/akepc @embarq-
mail.com, Web site,
http.//s/pc.presbychurch. org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


UNION
CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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


VINEYARD

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


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Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands'
County School District for
the upcoming week of
February 2-6 include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, penne pasta
with pepperoni, garlic bread-
stick, Mama Sofia's cheese
pizza, Mama Sofia's pepper-
oni pizza, chicken patty on
bun, Uncrustable peanut but-
ter and jelly sandwich, chef
salad, crispy chicken Caesar,
turkey and cheese sub, dill
stack, carrots and dip, string
cheese, french fries, corn,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, cherry extreme
fruit, diced peaches, glazed
cinnamon roll, choice of
milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Breakfast
.sandwich, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, fried chicken, dinner
roll, chef salad, crispy chick-
en salad, ham and cheese sub,
dill stack, tossed salad, green
beans, mashed potatoes,
potato chips, pepper gravy,
string cheese, apple extreme
fruit, assorted fresh fruit,
assorted juices, fruit cocktail
cup, cut fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Zesty cheese
roll-ups, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
_pepperoni pizza, hot and
spicy chicken sandwich,
Uncrustable peanut butter
and jelly sandwich, macaroni
and cheese; dinner roll, chef
salad, southwestern chicken
salad, hoagie sub, dill stack,
broccoli, carrots and dip,
string cheese, french fries,
assorted fresh fruit, apple-
sauce, chocolate pudding,
assorted juices, extreme fruit
lime, choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast - Breakfast
pizza, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices,, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter-and jelly sand-
wich, beef enchiladas, salsa,
yellow . rice, chef salad,
crispy chicken Caesar, ham
and cheese sub, dill stack,
augratin potatoes, potato
chips, corn cobbettes, string
cheese, tossed salad, apple
extreme fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, fruit cocktail cup, cut
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Friday
� Breakfast - Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted fresh fruit,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Manma Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken nuggets, din-
ner roll, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, turkey and
cheese sub, dill stack, carrots
and dip, string cheese, french
fries, green beans, assorted
juices, diced peaches. assort-


ed fresh fruit, cherry extreme
fruit, sweet potato cake,
choice of milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Sausage biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty


on bun, chef salad, ch
Caesar salad, turkey
cheese sub, penne pasta
pepperoni, garlic breach
dill stack, seasoned 1
cubes, corn, string cl
assorted juices, diced p
es, assorted fresh
glazed cinnamon roll. (
of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Brea
sandwich, assorted ce
cinnamon toast, ass
juices, assorted fresh
choice of milk. Breakf
the Patio: Chicken b
assorted juices, choi
milk.
Lunch - Burger or
cheeseburger, chicken
ders, dinner roll, han
cheese sub, chef salad,
chicken salad, fried ch
dill stack, mashed pot
pepper gravy, carrots an
green beans, assorted j
assorted fresh fruit, cut
fruit, fruit cocktail
choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Zesty (
roll-ups, hash brown
assorted cereals, cinm
toast, assorted juices. ,
ed fresh fruit, choice of
Breakfast on the
Assorted cereal bars, as
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger or
cheeseburger, hot and
chicken sandwich, turk
cheese sub, chef salad,
western chicken salad,
roni and cheese, dinne
dill stack, baked french
broccoli, string c
assorted fresh fruit,
sauce, chocolate pu
assorted juices, choi
milk.
'Thursday
Breakfast - Bre
pizza, hash brown
assorted cereals, cinr
toast, assorted'juices,
ed fresh fruit, choice o
Breakfast on the
Chicken biscuit,, as
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger o
cheeseburger, chicken
on bun, ham and cheec
chef salad, chicken '
salad, beef enchiladas
yellow rice, dill stack
cobbettes, carrots an
assorted juices, fruit c
.cup, cut fresh fruit, ch
milk.
Friday
Breakfast - Sausag
cuit, assorted cereals,
cheese, assorted
assorted fresh fruit, ch
milk. Breakfast on the
Sausage biscuit, as
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch -- Burger o
cheeseburger, chicken
ders, dinner roll, turk
cheese sub, chef salad.
chicken salad, Mama
cheese pizza, Mama
pepperoni pizza, dill
tossed salad, carrots a
potato chips, string
assorted juices, a:
fresh fruit, diced pe
Carnival chip cookie,
of milk.

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - Pat
sausage patty, assorted
als, MaxStix, chille
juices, diced peaches.
of milk. Breakfast
Classroom: Fruity C
cereal, string cheese
juice, milk.
Lunch - Uncr
peanut butter and jell
which, turkey chef
chicken nuggets, dinn
mashed potatoes,
gravy, green beans,.
fruit juices, sliced
choice of milk.


Tuesday
Breakfast - Br


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ticken sandwich, assorted cereals,
and cinnamon toast, banana,
a with chilled fruit juices, choice of
Stick, milk. Breakfast in. the
potato Classroom: Egg and cheese
cheese, biscuit, Strawberry Banana-
each- Up yogurt, honey bear crack-
fruit, ers, apple, chocolate milk.
choice Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
akfast penne pasta with pepperoni,
;reals, garlic breadstick, broccoli
sorted with cheese, applesauce,
fruit, chilled fruit juices, cinnamon
ast on bears. choice of milk.
iscuit, Wednesday
cc of Breakfast - Zesty cheese
roll-ups, hash brown patty,
Sbun, assorted cereals, cinnamon
I ten- toast, mandarin oranges,
n and chilled fruit juices, choice of
crispy milk. Breakfast in the
icken, Classroom: Strawberry
tatoes, Banana-Up yogurt, honey.
id dip, bear crackers, egg and
juices, cheese biscuit, grape juice,
fresh milk.
cup. Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
:heese turkey and cheese hoagie,
patty, Goldfish' crackers, corn,
namon chilled fruit juices, peach
assort- cup. cocoa clodhoppers,
f milk. choice of milk.
Patio: Thursday
sorted Breakfast - Breakfast
pizza. hash brown patty,
n,bun, assorted cereals, cinnamon
spicy toast, chilled fruit juices,
ey and pineapple cup, choice of
south- milk. Breakfast in the
maca- Classroom: French Toast
r roll, Crisp strip, string cheese,
h fries, sausage biscuit, banana,
heese, chocolate milk.
apple- Lunch - *Uncrustable
dding, peanut butter and jelly sand-
ice of which, ham chef salad,
MaxStix, dipping sauce, car-
rots and dip,'fruit cocktail
:akfast cup, chilled fruit juices,
patty, glazed cinnamon roll, choice
nramon of milk.
assort- Friday
f milk. Breakfast - Sausage bis-
Patio: cuit, assorted cereals, string
sorted cheese, fresh Florida
oranges, chilled fruit juices,
n bun, choice of milk. Breakfast in
patty the Classroom: Sausage bis-
se sub, cuit, French Toast Crisp strip,
Caesar string cheese, apple juice,
,salsa, milk.
k, corn Lunch - Uncrustable
d dip, peanut butter and jelly sand-
ocktail which, turkey chef salad,
oice of chicken egg roll. vegetable
fried rice, black beans,
chilled fruit juices, tossed
ge bis- salad, chocolate pudding,
string choice of milk.
juices,
oice of KINDERGARTEN
Patio: LEARNING CENTER
assorted Monday
lunch - Uncrustable
n hun. peanut butter and jelly sand-
n ten- which. chicken nuggets, din-
ey and ner roll, mashed potatoes,
.crispy chicken gravy, green beans,
Sofia's sliced pears, choice of milk.
Sofia's Tuesday
stack, Lunch - Uncrustable
nd dip, peanut butter and jelly sand-
cheese, which, penne pasta with pep-
ssorted peroni, garlic breadstick,
caches, broccoli with cheese, apple-
choice sauce, cinnamon bears,
choice of milk.
Wednesday
NY Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich. turkey and cheese
cakes, hoagie, Goldfish crackers,
d cere- peach cup, cocoa clodhop-
d fruit pcrs. choice of milk.
choice Thursday
in the Lunch - Uncrustable
heerios peanut butter and cheese
apple sandwich, MaxStix,-dipping
sauce, carrots and dip, fruit
stable cocktail cup, glazed cinna-
y sand- mon roll, choice of milk.
salad, Friday
ler roll. Lunch - Uncrustable
chickenn peanut butter and jelly sand-


chilled which, chicken eggroll, veg-
pears. table fried rice. black beans,
chocolate pudding, choice of
milk.
c ak last


www.newssun.com


Self-esteem begins at home


It is obvious by their neg-
ative behavioral activities
that a large percentage of
our girls have developed
low self-esteem. What is
self-esteem? Are we born
with self-esteem, or is self-
esteem developed as we
grow? The answer, self-
esteem is learned-and devel-
oped.
Whether through mothers,
family members, friends,
teachers, media and other
outside elements, girls are
rapidly developing low self-
esteem. Research conducted
worldwide, girls were ask
who influenced them more.
They identified their men-
tors as "mother, stepmother,
grandmother, grandmother,
godmother, sister,
aurit,teacher and friend."
In conversation with
girls, they gave .vivid
descriptions of how they
were being addressed by
those they looked up to,
especially their mothers.
Teachers were also among
those singled out as having
negative comments.
SMothers were the ones
telling their daughters that
they were fat or pudgy.
around the middle. Mothers
were also the first name
negative caller.


Serving

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by
Pauline Au Yang

Low self-esteem is a ent.
result of how we treat others You will also ha
and how others treat us. It's give the people ar
also about body image. who have sown n
Society is more ready to into your soul. Wh
verbalize negative things parent, that parent
instead of positive, know how to use t


How does a girl develop
positive self-esteem? By
knowing and loving your-
self. By finding your unique
traits and highlighting them.
By embracing the finer
qualities and accepting
them, even when others
don't. By thriving for the
best and reading quality
motivational books. Books
build vocabulary and pre-
pare you to face the world.
Whether your unique
strength is academic, sports,
music, speech, drama,
dance, arts and entertain-
ment, develop and honor
these unique skills and tal-


.ve to for-
ound you
egativism
y? If it's a
t may. not
he correct


parenting skills. They may
be unaware of how what
they are sowing into one
affects their self-esteem.
In conclusion, let's be
kind to ourselves and others
and not talk down to others
or talk negatively about
other people, be reminded
that what you are saying
could adversely affect oth-
ers. Let" not throw stones, it
could ricochet.

Interested in participating in
an exciting Dove Real Beauty
Self-esteem Workshop for girls?
Contact: psmartch@embarq-
mail.com


On Valentine's Day, take care of your heart-


This February, you'll likely see hearts
everywhere, in the form of candy, cards and
decorations. Let them be a reminder to take
care of your heart health with your loved
one. Along with high blood pressure and
obesity, unhealthy cholesterol levels are a
major risk factor for heart disease. Making
simple lifestyle changes with your loved
one can help you both achieve healthy cho-
lesterol levels that can cut your risk for
heart disease.
'To gauge your heart disease ris), learn
your cholesterol levels by having them
checked by your doctor, including LDL, or
"bad" cholesterol, HDL, or "good" choles--
terol and triglycerides - all independent
risk factors for heart disease. The risk of
developing heart disease doubles when
triglyceride levels are above 200. When
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DIVERSIONS


By ROBERT H. WOLFE


EAT MY WORDS


ACROSS
1 Accompanies.
8 Character on "The A-
Team"
11 UFO crew
14 Brother of Rebecca
19 Do little or nothing
20 Driveway stain, per-
haps
22 Beatles song from
"The White Album"
23 Junk carrying fruit?
25 Paroxysm
26 "Lohengrin" heroine
27 Joyce Kilmer classic
28 Lena of "Chocolat"
29 Kind of duck
30 Well in France
31 Fam. member
32 Damaged mdse. tag
33 Fatality faker
37 Freeing a pungent
plant?
45 _ State Building
46'Very wide shoe
width
47 Meager
48 Light starter?
49 Force exerted by a
fruit?
52 French possessive
53 SRO indication
54 That's nasty!
55 Quit it!
56 Barry Levinson
movie
58 Pockmark
59 Cure-all
63 Places to stay the
night
64 AEC word
66 Herb's organic
processes?
71 Cocktail crustacean
74 Squirmy catches
75 Under the most neg-
ative circumstances
79 Paint layer
80 Winged
82 Honey
85 Coloration
86 Operate
87 Few: pref.
88 Mushroom stem?


93 Put into action
94 Erect, temporarily
96 Inca land
97 Brain box
98 Veggies' contempo-
raries?
101 Incursions
102 Boat mover
103 _and outs
104 Tear or rain unit
106 Musician Isaac
109 Change abode
111 Rutger of "Blade
Runner"
113 "Maggie" creator
Bombeck
117 Man from Baghdad
118 Herb from the dis-
tant past?
121 Contagious com-
puter ailment
122 Set sail
123 Cyst
124 Shoelace tip
125 Paul Anka's "
Beso"
126 Light gray
127 School

DOWN
1 Different
2 Window ledge
3 Corp. bigwigs
4 Old music halls
5 Stick up
6 Traitor
7 Trapping gadget
8 Wee thing
9 Rivers in Mexico
10 RN's forte
11 Literary afterwords:
var.
12 Novelist Morrison
13 "South Park" kid
14 Well-read elite
15 Spinning
16 Shuttlecock
17 Soothing plant
18 Dodger, in MLB jar-
gon
21 Clipped
24 Most nervous
30 Baby-feeding follow-


31 Coffin holder
32 Put that out of your
mind
33 Enliven
34 Last of Socrates?
35 Pitcher Warren
36 Letter starter
38 Miguel's money
39 Sign on for another
hitch
40 Playground retort
41 Title
42 Early anesthetic
43 "Dallas" name
44 Poker pot'
50 Actor Morales
51 Writer Buchanan
57 Incoming, as a train
(abbr.)
58 Display model
60 Somewhat
61 Machinery part


Solution on page 11B

62 Trellis
63 _ now or never!
65 Part of Austral.
67 Baseball grouping
68 Got together
69 Early sch.
70 "I Remember Mama"
character
71 Rub hard
72 Family dwelling
73 Indian royalty
76 Valerie Harper sit-
com
77 Sullenly ill-humored '
78 Heads of France
81 Wood: pref.
82 Three from Berlin
83 Architect Saarinen
84 Corundum relative
87 Church player
89 Chooses
90 Lacking in develop-


ment
91 Inside info
92 Panama preposition
95 In on
99 Twisting force
100 Wind: pref.
105 "Still Me" writer
106 Hindu deity
107 Math subj.
,108 James Jones
109 Loan letters
110 Cries of discovery
111 Hastens
112 Asian nursemaid
113 Writer Ambler
114 Costa
115 Brewer's grain
116 Out of the wind
119 NASA partner
120 Buckeyes' sch.


Despite what 'experts' say, all babies born unique


I love listening to
little children sing.
So often they have
their own pronunci-
ations that add
expression and heart
to the lyrics and
music. Their inno- . i
cence and willing- Paus
ness to lift their
voices in praise is COI
inspiring. Jan
I've been singing for as
long as I can remember. My
cousins and I used to sing
duets and trios together. And
though our knees were
knocking and we were hold-
ing hands (hidden by wide
choir'robe sleeves), some-
how we managed to harmo-
nize and get through it. The
joy of singing continued in
junior and senior choirs.
There were a few years
when I wasn't as actively
involved in music ministry.
But, as my desire to serve
the Lord grew, singing was
the first thing I knew I
would do.
The Bible is full of verses
that encourage us to sing and
play instruments. In Psalm
33: 3, NKJV, we read, "Sing
to Him a new song; play
skillfully with a shout of
joy."
The Maker of music is
pleased when we choose to
lift our voices in praise to
him. And the Bible also
teaches that God is present
in our praises. So it is a dou-
ble blessing - to him and to
us.
As an adult, I prayed for a
husband who could sing - a
prayer that went straight
from my heart to God's.
That prayer was answered
when I married Ken and our
voices harmonized.


I


Question: I was taught in my psych
class that babies come into the world
devoid of personality, and the environ-
ment then stamps its image. Do you dis-
agree?
Dr. Dobson: Philosophers Locke and
Rousseau told us in the seventeenth and
eighteenth centuries that babies came.
into the world as tabulaa rasas," or
"blank slates," upon which society and
the environment wrote the fundamentals
of personality. But they were wrong. We
now know that every newborn is unique
from every other baby, even from the
first moments outside the womb. Except
for identical twins, triplets, etc., no two
are alike in biochemistry or genetics.
How foolish of philosophers and
behavioral scientists to have thought
otherwise. If God makes every grain of
sand unique and every snowflake like no
other, how simplistic to have believed
that He mass-produces little human
robots. That is nonsense. We are, after
all, made in His image.
Just ask the real experts - the moth-
ers who understand their babies better
than anyone. They'll tell you that each
of their infants had a different "feel," -
a different personality' - from the first
moment they were held. If these moth-
ers are eventually blessed with six or
eight or even twenty children, they will
continue to say emphatically that every
one of them was unique and distinct


from the others when
only one hour old.
They are right - and
their perceptions are
being confirmed by
scientific inquiry.


- Question: What
Focus On else does research
The Family tell us about the per-
sonalities of new-
Dr. James born?
Dobson
Dr. Dobson: One
of the most ambitious studies yet con-
ducted took a period of three decades to
complete. That investigation is known in
professional literature as the New York
Longitudinal Study. The findings from
this investigation, led by psychiatrists
Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas,
were reported in their excellent book for
parents entitled, "Know Your Child."
Chess and Thomas found that babies
not only differ significantly from one
another at the moment of birth, but
those differences tend to be rather per-
sistent throughout childhood. Even more
interestingly, they observed three broad
categories or patterns of temperaments
into which the majority of children can
be classified. First, they referred to "the
difficult child," who is characterized by
negative reactions to people, intense
mood swings, irregular sleep patterns
and feeding schedules, frequent periods


of crying and violent tantrums when
frustrated.
Does that sound familiar? I described
those individuals many years ago as
"strong-willed" children.
The second pattern is called "the easy
child," who manifests a positive
approach to people, quiet adaptability to
new situations, regular sleep pattern and
feeding schedules, and a willingness to
accept the rules of the game. The
authors concluded, "Such a youngster is
usually a joy to his or her parents, pedi-
atrician and teachers." Amen.
My term for the easy child is "com-
pliant."
The third category was given the title
"slow-to-warm-up" or "shy." These
youngsters respond negatively.to new
situations and they adapt slowly.
However, they are less intense than dif-
ficult children, and they tend to have
regular sleeping and feeding schedules.
When they are upsbt or frustrated, they
typically withdraw from the situation
and react mildly, rather than,explode
with anger and rebellion.
Not every child fits into one of these
categories, of course, but approximately
65 percent do.

Dr Dobson is founder and chairman of the
board of the nonprofit organization Focus
on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO
80995 (www.family.org).


Sinblings feel abandoned by widowed mother


Dear Abby: Last year, my
elderly father fell, suffering a
head injury that caused his
death. Dad had a chronic ill-
ness that kept him house-
bound during the last year of
his life.
Prior to his death, my
mother began corresponding
with, and inviting, an old
high school boyfriend to
visit. This man, "Milton,"
moved in with Mother while
my father was still alive.
Mom has been with Milton
ever since, first at her home
and now at his winter home
down south.
My siblings and I are
aghast at her behavior. She
phones and sends cheery e-
mails as if she were on an
extended holiday and having
the time of her life.
Meanwhile, we are still
mourning our father's loss.
We have tried to share our
feelings with her, but she
refuses to acknowledge them.
She says she "understands,"
but we don't think she does.
Otherwise, why would she
move away from her children


at this sad time?
- Lost Our .
Mother, Too "
Dear Lost: Your i
mother may have .
done it because she
went through much
of the grieving
.process long before
your father actually Deal
passed away. I don't
know the circumstances of
your parents' marriage, but if
she made your father happy
while he was alive, then try
to be happy for her now.

Dear Abby: I am only 24,
but consider myself an old-
fashioned parent. My wife
'and I have three daughters
who .are the center of our
lives. Everywhere we go, we
are complimented on how
well-behaved our children
are. When asked for our
"secret," we tell the truth -
we use the belt to keep our
children in line. When I was
a child, my mom did the
same with me, and I know
it's more help than harm.
The problem is, as sqon as


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For all eternity


One evening
when we were
practicing, I looked
into Ken's eyes and
thought of the 26
years we had been
singing together.
SSuddenly, tears
se And filled my eyes and
sider my heart swelled
with gratitude as a
Merop lump formed in my
throat.
Then another thought
almost made me lose it as I
imagined us standing before
the Lord Jesus Christ in
heaven and singing for him
in person.
That thought overwhelmed
me.
As we lead in worship and
sing together now, it is to
him and for him. But, in
heaven one day it will be
face to face.
And while we sing and
look forward to that day,
there is a verse of Scripture
found in Zephaniah 3:17
that is an incredible joy to
me.
It says, "The Lord your
God in your midst, the
Mighty One, will save; He
will rejoice over you with
gladness, He will quiet you
with His love, He will
rejoice over you with
singing."
Imagine his voice? It must
encompass every melody,
harmony and instrument
every created.
This week will mark our
S27th anniversary. That's one
more year toward singing
together for all eternity.
Selah

Jan Merop ofSebring is a
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LIVING


Sunday, February 1, 2009


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Football fan or not, here's

a game everyone can play


BY DEBRA BASS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

THE RULES:
1. Read your game cards and voice
your reservations about the clues before
the game starts. No whining allowed after
the kickoff.
2. Playing multiple cards is allowed.
You decide what people "pay" for extra
chances to win.
3. Winning doesn't have to conform to
a straight line with five squares in a verti-
cal, horizontal or diagonal row. Maybe in
honor of football-viewing tradition, you
might want to have a six-pack version.
This means you have two adjacent rows of


three adjacent clues that look kind of like a
six-pack if you viewed it from the top (this
can occur anywhere on the card). Or you
can insist that all of the clues be checked
off for a game card to win.
4. When you see one of your clues on-
screen, you have to call it out. If various
people have the same clue on their card,
you can either play nice and say that
everyone gets to mark off the clue whether
they saw it or not OR you can insist that
only the first persons) to shout out gets to
mark off the clue and the others will have
to wait for another shot of the redheaded
cheerleader or what have you.
5. Keep going until one player com-
pletes the designated bingo pattern and
wins the prize.


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wife commercial ring mini-TV blimp


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Band-Aid PAC dance fist


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Kicker cart emblem Female Body
practicing on field carved in hair interviewer slam



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Blocked Towel aFREE chest trampled
kick waving thump on sideline


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with a Body Kicker Person on Triple
beer can slam practicing cell phone butt smack


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on sideline


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