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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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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun
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Court Administrator says he authorized putting !

hidden camera in courthouse office vent


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Complete Forecast
PAGE 10A


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge @ newssun.com
SEBRING - Chief Court
Administrator Nick Sudzina con-
firmed Tuesday that cameras were
concealed in room 309 of the
Highlands County Courthouse.
Sudzina further stated that the
audio capabilities on the cameras
were disabled.
"It is illegal to record someone
without their consent," Sudzina said
in a phone interview.


"Brian Franza was responsible for
disabling the audio. I was informed
by Brian Franza that the audio capa-
bilities on those cameras were dis-
abled. I am not sure how he did it,"
Sudzina said.
According to Sudzina, cameras
were placed in the electronic court-
room recording room on two separate
occasions - once to try and capture
video of one employee putting some-
thing into another employee's drink,
anU on the second time to catch coun-


ty employees who were entering the
room who had no business being
there.
"There is a lot of unneeded
traffic in ECR room, and we were
trying to discover who was in there
and for what purpose. I also had
reports that an individual may have
been taking court dockets from that
room without authorization, and
we were looking into that," he
said. I
Continued on page 8A


Courtesy photo
A Linksys model
WVC200 wireless
internet camera
with audio like this
one was placed in
a vent and used to
monitor an office
in the Highlands
County Court-
house.


Question: Should
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Total votes: 82

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Silvia Garcia
Age 92, of Lake Placid
Gene Home Sr.
Age 82, of Lake Placid
John Kuznarik
Age 75, of Sebring
Dorothy Puffenbarger
Age 78, of Avon Park
Frances Walton
Age 76, of Avon Park
John Watson
Age 72, of Venus
Obituaries, Page 6A


Celebrations 9B
Classified 5B
Clubs & Organizations 8B
Community Briefs 5A
Crossword Puzzle 9B
Dear Abby 9B
Editorial 3A
Friends & Neighbors 8B
Inside Relationships 9B
Movie Times 9B
NASCAR This Week 4B
Obituaries 6A
Police Blotter 13A
Public Safety Calls 12A
Sports on TV 2B
Stats & Standings 2B




Good Morning To
News-Sun subscriber
Debbie Prescott
Sebring



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HCSO turning up the



heat on cold cases


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Detective Pete Barone looks over stacks of cold-case files Tuesday morning at the Highlands County Sheriff's
Office in Sebring. Barone has been assigned to cold cases after working homicides in Highlands County.

Full-time investigator looking into

long-unsolved homicide cases


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.comn
SEBRING

many things, including a
full-time cold case detec-
tive in Criminal
Investigations for the Highlands
County Sheriff's Office.
He brings not only 25 years of law
enforcement experience to the posi-
tion, including time as a homicide
detective in the Metro-Dade Police
Department, but time as a counter
intelligence agent in the Middle East
and his background as a licensed
attorney as well.
He has worked on the Sue
Feathers homicide case for alfout
eight months and more recently took
on the additional work of two other
murders.
"The cases that are here definitely


County's Top Cold Cases
1. Sue Feathers murder,
Lake Placid, 2003
2. Richard Mercer murder,
Avon Park, 1988
3. Gary Maximo murder,
Lake Placid, 2002

have some potential to be solved," he
said.
There are 22 cold cases in all.
According to Lt. Tim Lethbridge
of the Criminal Investigations depart-
ment, this is the first time the HCSO
have been able to divert a full-time
employee to cold cases "for some
time."
"A cold case effort is always going
to be a manpower intensive effort,"
he said.


Lethbridge said that cold cases in
Highlands County are all murder
cases.
"The definition of a cold case is
one that the original detective is no
longer assigned and the leads were
exhausted and now you are making a
second effort at the case," he said.
"A cold case may be cold because
you have a suspect but don't have
enough evidence to charge them."
The Feathers case has been
worked on by many detectives in the
department, including Lethbridge and
other, now higher ranking officers.
"The Feathers case is an extremely
high importance case for the sheriff's
office," Lethbridge said.
"Everyone that has been involved
in investigations is committed to.see-
Continued on page 8A


Two dogs die in fire at Sebring home


Family was out of house
when blaze started
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - A family is short two mem-
bers after they lost a pair of dogs to smoke
during a house fire Monday afternoon.
Ben Beursken and his wife took a short trip
to pick up their daughter from the bus stop
because it was raining.
When they returned at least a dozen fire-
fighters were swarming their home and their
three dogs lay in their cages on the front yard.
"They did a search to make sure nobody
was inside," said Sebring Fire Chief Brad
Batz, who was on scene directing his depart-


ment. "That's when they found the dogs."
Two dogs shared one crate and were
motionless when it was dragged out of the
home.
A third animal was happy to see her owners
again, including the 13, year-old girl who was
home from school.
Beursken said he had just moved in the day
before and paid to get the power turned on,
but it wasn't on when he left.
He had boxes sitting on the stove and
thought the power might have come on while
he was picking up his daughter, igniting the
boxes and starting the fire.
"The stove might have been on," he said
while standing in the front yard.
Continued on page 8A


AP wants


to create


airport


authority

Plans to shift ownership
still in early stages
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The Avon Park
City Council recently asked legisla-
tors.to support a local bill that would
transfer ownership of the Executive
Airport to an airport authority.
4In a letter drafted by City Manager
Sarah Adelt and signed by Mayor
Sharon Schuier, "The City of Avon
Park is contemplating the creation of
an Independent Special District named
the Avon P..iri.
"Executive Airport 'Our goal is
Authority to govern
the Avon .Park to be self-
Executive Airport. Sustaining,
The district will be and this is
created through the the next
introduction of a
local bill at the logical step
2010 legislative in that
session ."
session." process.
The letter was
directed to Senator
C.B. SHIREY
J.D. Alexander,
Representative airport
Denise Grimsley manager
and Representative
Baxter Troutman, and presented to
them during the annual legislative del-
egation meeting held on Jan. 21.
The airport is currently owned and
operated by the City of Avon Park as a
department, similar to Public Works.
The bill, which airport manager
C.B. Shirey is currently working on,
would establish a board and allow the
airport to govern its own affairs inde-
pendent of the city.
"It would make us our own govern-.
ing body, and allow us. to control our
own budget and finances. Much like
Sebring does now," Shirey said.
The city created the position of air-
port manager in January 2008. Until
that time, the city manager directed
the activities at the airport.
"Our goal is to be self-sustaining,
Continued on page 8A


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Glynette Whaley hugs Ben Beursken after seeing that two of
the family's three dogs died in a house fire Monday after-
noon in Sebring. The surviving dog is in the pet container
nearby.


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Reward

offered in

attempted

ATM theft

News-Sun staff report
LAKE PLACID - Two
people used everything from
hand tools to a backhoe in an
unsuccessful attempt at rob-
bing an ATM in the early
morning hours of Jan. 29,
and Highlands Independent
Bank is offering a $1,000
reward for information lead-
ing to their arrest.
According to a press
release by Lt. James Fansler
of the Lake Placid Police
Department, some time after
midnight on Jan. 29, the two
suspects, who had their
heads wrapped in dark mate-
rial, first tried to use hand
tools to try to break into the
cash machine. Video from
the ATM's camera shows the
pair leaving and returning
several times and bringing
back another tool for their
"crusade" each time, Fansler
wrote.
When those tools didn't
work, the pair took a backhoe
from a nearby construction
site. On the videotape, one
subject can be seen directing
the other as the backhoe was
used to remove the front
cover of the ATM. They suc-
ceeded on their second
attempt, but still couldn't
gain access to the cash vault
inside the machine.
Fansler stated that addi-
tional evidence connected to'
the ATM was being collected
for analysis.
Anyone with information
is asked to contact Fansler at
699-3757.



Local arts

and crafts

exhibits at

LPES this

weekend

Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Local
artists and crafters will dis-
play their outstanding handi-
work at the Lake Placid
Elementary School as an
important part of the Country
Fair.
Entries in Amateur and
Professional Adult and
Student Divisions are judged
Friday night and all will be on
display at the Lake Placid
Elementary School from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday: Students in the
Media Center, adults in the
cafeteria plus poetry in the
copy room to the left (north)
of the entrance to the cafete-
ria.
Winners of Best in Class
and Best of Show will be pre-
sented cash awards at the
DeVane Park Gazebo at noon
Saturday for student winners
and 2 p.m. for adults.
The Dr. William Shuck
Craftsman Award in
Woodworking, a wooden
plaque, is presented at 2 p.m.
Saturday to the best overall
entry in Woodworking in
memory of Dr. Shuck by Hoz
Compton.
Additional Memorial
Awards are given in memory
of Mary Lou Krog in China
Painting, Edna Kubic in
Foods, Thelma Chase in
Crafts, Harry McConnell in
Woodcarving and Eileen
Kruger in Poetry, competition
is keen and the work is beau-
tiful. so you must see this
wonderful exhibit!


Vans are available for trans-
portation from Town Hall at
DeVane Park to the Exhibit at
the School and to the High
School parking lot.
Former prize winners of the
Lake Placid Arts and Crafts
Country Fair will be on hand
this weekend to provide
demonstrations of their vari-
ous craft and art techniques
outside corridor leading to the
cafeteria at the school both
Saturday and Sunday.


News-Sun * Friday, February 4, 2009


Grand slammed


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Hungry folks lined up outside the doors of the Sebring Denny's Tuesday morning to get
their free Grand Slam breakfast. The chain, which has 1,560 restaurants across the
nation, gave away the free breakfast (pancakes, two eggs, two strips of bacon and two
sausage links), which usually sells for $5.99, to anyone who came in from 6 a.m. until
2 p.m. Long lines were reported at many locations around the country. The chain pro-
moted the giveaway with commercials during the Super Bowl on Sunday.



Baseball and beef on menu for

AP Historical Society banquet


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Back in
the 1920s, '30s and '40s -
when Avon Park was the
spring training home for
major and minor league
baseball teams - the teams
stayed at the Jacaranda
Hotel. Come Saturday, Feb.
21 that same hotel will
serve as the setting while
Avon Park baseball histori-
an Dr. Ron Sevigny brings
Avon Park's unique baseball
history to life.
His talk takes place dur-
ing the annual banquet of
the Historical Society of
Avon Park, beginning at
6:30 p.m.
Sevigny, a prominent
local optometrist, will
describe how the St. Louis
Cardinals - "the Gas House
Gang" - came to Avon Park
in 1927 after winning the
World Series from the New
York Yankees the year
before - and how the stands
during the first exhibition
game with those same
Yankees were filled with
more people than lived in
Avon Park.
He will also talk about
Babe Ruth and how Ruth
Street got its name and how
the baseball bat given to
"the Babe" by his Avon
Park fans can now be seen
at the Depot Museum.
After covering Avon
Park's professional baseball
history, including naming
local residents who made it
to the big leagues, Sevigny


Courtesy photo
Dr. Ron Sevigny poses in front of the mural on the back
wall of-his Avon Park optometry office. He will be talking
about Babe Ruth and other key figures in Avon Park
baseball history at the annual banquet of the Historical
Society of Avon Park on Feb. 21 at the Jacaranda Hotel.
The three youths in the mural are Dr. Sevigny's sons, all
of whom played baseball for the Avon Park High School
team - Chad (1), Mark (5) and Eric (4).


will review the "outstanding
record" of the high school's
baseball teams - and how
"The City of Champions"
was so-named.
Banquet organizers are
hoping a number of former
Avon Park High School
baseball players will attend
and be recognized. I
The meal will feature
both prime rib of beef and
turkey and dressing. The
program also includes a
review of the Society, its
Depot Museum and railroad
dining car for the past year,
plans for the future - and a


special progress report on
the street-scaping of
Museum Avenue.
Election of several new
board members will also
take place; and the Board
Member of the Year for
2008 will be named.
Tickets at $25 per person
are available at the
Jacaranda Hotel and the
Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce.
Deadline for purchasing
tickets is Feb. 18.
For more information,
call Nancy Weber, banquet
chairperson, at 453-3582.


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Sebring police Taser,

arrest nude man on

crack cocaine charge


News-Sun staff report
SEBRING - Sebring
police had to Taser a nude
man twice Saturday after-
noon while arresting him
on crack cocaine charges.
According to arrest
reports, Officer Sean
Bueford received informa-
tion that 52-year-old
Thomas James
Abbey had pur-
chased crack
cocaine in the alley
next to 777 Lemon
Ave. and that he
was last seen riding
a bike near the
Solid Waste Ab
Department facility
on Sunniland Drive.
Bueford reported that he
found bike tire tracks along
a fence line next to the
facility and followed them
about 1,000 feet north to a
wooded area, where he saw
a bicycle leaning against a
brick structure. As he
approached the structure, "I
observed Abbey standing
totally nude, holding a cig-
arette lighter in his right
hand," Bueford wrote in his
report.
Bueford also wrote that
Abbey's other hand was
clenched, but he could not


see what was in it. Abbey
was told to put his hands
up, which he did.
The report said that
Officer Bret Hinkle, who
had arrived as back-up,
tried to handcuff Abbey, but
he moved away and threw
an object into the woods.
Abbey reportedly was
asked to show what
was in his hand, but
he wouldn't comply,
so Bueford deployed
S his Taser.
S Abbey was sub-
dued and hand-
cuffed, but Hinkle
bbey saw something in
Abbey's mouth and
ordered him to spit it out.
When he refused to com-
ply, Bueford wrote, the
Taser was again deployed
and Abbey reportedly spit
out three pieces of crack
cocaine.
A glass crack pipe was
found in the woods where
Abbey had thrown the
object, Bueford reported.
Abbey was charged with
possession of crack
cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, tampering
with physical evidence and
resisting an officer without
violence.


Abandoned car struck

by train in Sebring


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - An aban-
doned car was struck by a
southbound CSX freight
train at 10:33 p.m. Sunday
night on Sheriff's Tower
Road.
According to Officer
Chad Landry of the.Sebring
Police Department, the car
was facing the same direc-
tion of the tracks them-
selves, like someone was
"trying to drive along or
straddle the tracks."
The 1998 Dodge Neon
was abandoned on the
tracks when it was hit in the
rear and pushed over an
eighth of a mile up the
tracks.
The train operator stated
in the report that he saw the
vehicle, took note that there
was no occupant, and decid-
ed not to make an emer-
gency stop for fear of
derailing the train, which
was carrying hazardous
materials.
Officer Landry reported
that the operator applied the
brakes and attempted to


slow the train as much as
possible before hitting the
Neon in the rear.
The Highlands County
Sheriff Office also investi-
gated the vehicle, which
was reported missing by the
owner about 15 minutes
after it was struck.
The owner, whose name
is also being withheld pend-
ing the investigation,
reported that he was picked
up and taken to a Super
Bowl party and that he dis-
covered his auto missing
after he was dropped off at
home afterwards.
A Highlands County
Sheriff's Office report stat-
ed that there was no signs of
forced entry, and that the
ignition was still in tact for
the vehicle, but that a
"strong odor of -alcohol"
was noticed inside.
Landry also stated that
there was an order of alco-
hol, but no containers were
discovered at the scene.
Investigators were look-
ing into possible conflicting
statements about the inci-
dent.


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News-Sun * Wednesday, February 4, 2009


EDITORIAL & OPINION


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


I It's time to put politics' aside and get to work

S N ost citizens agree single ideas. This is a period of history ation - at least in the beginning - is
NEWIS-SUN in that requires action and cooperation, going to have to be a part of any com-
2227U.S.27 Southr e n n We Highlands County voters tend to prehensive solution.
SSebring, Fla. 33870 trouble. be conservative in our thinking. We look We have learned the hard way that
863-385-6155 The roll of bad news the last two with some suspicion on programs we're human beings simply can't be trusted to
CLARISSA WILLIAMS weeks f Jan tens of thousands told will stimulate the economy. We see always do what is in their own best
Publisherxt of jobs lost as American cporatio it all as so much unregulated pork. We interest. Worse, too often the individual
Ext. 515 of jobs lost as American corporations
clarissa.williams@newssun.com battened down their hatches just to get trust tax cuts more. sabotages the group in order to get
D,-t he ie , i-n ,-'f the ir~ni; ut hav e ahead


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through the current storm - is only the
most recent proof. Just as many
Americans are dealing with cutbacks in
benefits and/or shortened hours.
Despite the growing consensus that
we have to respond, to the increasing
pressures on the overall economy, the
individual business failures, and the
country's growing pain, our elected
leaders in Washington D.C. still refuse
to seriously sit down and talk to each
other, never mind actually come up with
a bi-partisan plan.
We strongly feel this is the time to put
aside ideology and come together as
Americans.
This is not the time for esoteric philo-
sophical discussions or for clinging to


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to face as conservatives - a person who
has lost a job is in no position to benefit
from a tax cut.
With as many people looking for
work as there are now, it seems to us
that we will never regain our financial
health until we recognize this dilemma.
Unfortunately, with credit tight,
investors nervous, and business owners
facing the most challenging times.in at
least a generation, those jobs are not
going to come out of the private sector
any time soon.
Until the nation's businesses can get
back to business, we will need the vari-
ous levels of government to create earn-
ing opportunities. That means job cre-


Which is one reason economists,
including Alan Greenspan, now concede
the radical cut back in financial regula-
tion over the last eight years was a mis-
take.
Which is why we strongly support
close oversight of any plan that is final-
ly put into play.
The point is, however, we have to get
a plan in motion'.
We can talk about plans, complain
about plans, even obstruct plans, all the
while saying we're problem solving.
But of course, that isn't true. Talk may
get us part of the way, but only action
will make a difference. It is time, with
our eyes wide open, to get to work.


EXPRESSIONS OF FREE SPEECH


'Those on society's margins - and sometimes


it's weirdos - are those whose speech needs


protecting.'


Los Angeles Times editorial, 2007


TODAY'S LETTERS


Employees should be able
to give input
Editor:
I know there has been criticism of
Superintendent Wally Cox over his
sending out a survey to the School
Board employees. I would like to
commend Superintendent Cox for
sending the survey to gather the opin-
ions of the employees. How many
other organizations who are facing
serious budget shortages would be
:considerate enough to ask the persons
:being affected for their imput?
Good job. Thank you, Wally, for
consulting us.
Katherine Main
Sebring

Petty politics continue
Editor:
The unmitigated gall, and the bit-
terness of the Republicans over losing
the election is unbelievable! They're
complaining'that they're being shut
out of the legislative process! What
were they doing to the Democrats
until recently? Remember Carl Rove
"The Architect" and his plans to
destroy the Democratic Party and
make the entire country Republican?
And that wonderful politician, Tom
:DeLay, with his gerrymandering mak-
ing it impossible for a Democratic to
be elected in his bailiwick of Texas.
That was perfectly alright because
Republicans were doing it. Now that
Swe have a real leader instead of a fol-
lower in the White House they're cry-
ing foul and looking for any means to
disrupt the will of the people by play-
ing petty politics.
The Republicans claim there's too
much "pork" in the stimulus package
President Obama wants, they want
more oversight. Did Bush have any
oversight for the $700 billion he
received? No! Where is that money?


The Republicans are claiming that
this economic disaster that's disrupt-
ing the entire planet started back in
the Clinton years. If that were so
why, in the past eight years under the
Bush administration, didn't they do
anything to correct it? Answer: They
were too busy making vast amounts
of money duping people into buying
expensive homes they could not
afford, lying to start a war that has
cost tens of thousands of lives and
looking the other way as billions
were wasted. Now that their bubble
has burst they're crying for a govern-
ment they foreswore to bail out the
"Banksters" (Bankers + Gangsters).
Nearly 2.6 million jobs were lost
during 2008, the highest yearly total
since the end of World War II in
1945. In the last week of January
2009, major corporations announced
more than 80,000 job cuts, bringing
this year's total to well over 200,000.
How proud the Republicans must
be of the past eight years.
On another note; The difference
between two presidents. From the
book "The Price of Loyalty," by Paul
O'Neill: At President Bush's very
first National Security Council meet-
ing 10 days after the inauguration -
eight months before Sept. 11 it was
all about Iraq "what we can do to
change this regime?"
At President Obama's first cabinet
meeting it was "what can we do to
stabilize the economy of the United
States, how can we help our citi-
zens?"
Sandy Oleesky
Sebring

Interest of vast majority
has not changed
Editor:
From the moment Barack Obama
was declared winner of the 2008
presidential election, open border and


ethnic interest advocacy network
began taking credit for his victory
and preparing a list of demands.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whetted
their appetite a week later when she
called for suspension of worksite
enforcement operations, Immigration
and Custom Enforcement Agency
(ICE).
In almost every instance where
ICE has removed illegals from the
workplace, American workers have
immediately appeared to apply for
those jobs. Iowa has turned a blind
eye to the widespread hiring of illegal
workers accommodating large num-
bers of illegals who flooded there to
work in the meatpacking industry.
The agenda put forth by the open
border advocacy network and Nancy
Pelosi's stand provide a good indica-
tion of the challenges facing the
"Federation for American
Immigration Reform" (FAIR) in
2009. The people in power may have
changed, but the interest of the vast
majority of Americans have not.
FAIR will be prepared to mobilize
public opposition if our opponents
attempt to move forward with their
plan.
Many issues of interest was never
discussed during the presidential
debates, immigration being one of
them. When given the chance, voters
reaffirmed strong support for
enforcement of immigration laws in
the workplace. Misleadingly titled,
"Stop Illegal Hiring Act," proposition
202. It is interesting to note that 56
percent of Hispanic voters opposed
proposition 202.
When the Iowa agriculture proces-
sors disregarded the laws against hir-
ing illegals as well as a host of other
abuses, state officials were finally
embarrassed enough to take action on
their own. After a huge fine, the com-
pany filed bankruptcy; they also


faced criminal charges. In September,
the Iowa attorney general brought
charges of violation of the child labor
law. The plant manager pled guilty to
harboring illegals and identity theft
by helping illegals procure fraudulent
documents.
Enforcement of immigration laws
has been a focal point for FAIR.
States have the ability to hold
employers accountable where they
are willing to do so.
Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud
Sebring

Term limits for all
is fair addition
Editor:
The 22nd amendment to the
Constitution. proposed by the
Republican Congress and ratified in
1951. The amendment limits a person
to two full elected terms as president.
This has served the people of
America very well and has made
great strides to keep the corruption
out of the people's government. The
American government needs to add to
the 22nd amendment, that no person
serve more than two full elected or
appointed terms.
Look back at the political scene,
"Seniority in Politics," senators, con-
gressmen, the Supreme Court, public
jobs from the local, state and federal
level, all has proven that seniority is
"power," that the average man or
woman cannot deal with and stay
honest and true to serving the
American people.
Term limits for all is a fair addition
to the 22nd amendment and the new
administration, if it is truly for honest
and transparent government, will
introduce this as a bill in its first ses-
sion.
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring


you don't have a
"Valentine," consider let-
ting God be yours.
And for all the others
who have their Prince
Charming or Cinderella,
Happy Valentine's Day!

Janelle Dennison is the news
clerk for the News-Sun. She
can be reached at 385-6155
ext. 539.


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A Heart's
Journey
Jannelle Dennison

This is not

the life I

ordered

This is not the life I
ordered. Have you ever
felt that way?
It would be nice to call
the Lord up sometime
(800-2-HEAVEN ... actu-
ally this number is to
Heavenly Mountain
Resort, which offers ski-
ing lessons, etc.) and see
if maybe He got my
order mixed up with
someone else's.
Seriously, I had always
dreamed of that Knight-
in-Shining-Armor guy
who would sweep me off
my feet and take me off
into the sunset. Of course
"in this dream, I'm the
perfect weight for my
height, no physical flaws,
like Snow White. Then
we'd have that little
house with the white
picket fence, the dog and
2 1/2 kids. You get the
picture? I would be the
idyllic stay-at-home mom
while he went and killed
dragons all day (today
it'd be more like lizards,
which means he'd work
for a pest control compa-
ny).
Evidently Disney has
captured my imagination.
But life is teaching me
differently. There are no
fairy godmothers, no
pumpkin-turned-carriages
to carry me away to the
ball, no life-giving kisses
from a prince charming.
Now that I've "grown
up," realizing it's not
what I ordered, I'm ask-
ing what life did God
have in mind when He
created me? It's only a
waste of time to keep
pining for that illusion.
It's time to discover His
plan and purpose for
existing on this earth.
One of the ways I can
find out is to spend time
with my Creator. It might
be like reading the manu-
al to the new dishwasher
or cell phone you bought.
The Maker knows how it
runs, what keeps it run-
ning, how to maintain it,
to assemble parts if need-
ed, etc. My manual is the
Bible, God's Word. In
Psalms 139 it says I'm
(we) are fearfully and
wonderfully made, God
knows our thoughts from
afar, our "coming in" and
"going out" and there's
no way we can flee His
presence, not even if we
made our bed in Hades,
the Psalmist says. In the
book of Jeremiah, God
says he knew Jeremiah
(and us) before we were
formed in the womb. We
were born on purpose for
a purpose. This shows we
have value and worth.
Maybe our parents didn't
"plan" to have us, but
God did.
We could let society
tell us what our purpose
is, based on our talents,
skills or giftings or how
we can benefit their
agenda. Or we could let
God tell us based on
what He's placed in our
heart. The gifts, talents
and.skills are an outward
extension of us, but they
are not "us."
I hope this Valentine's
Day you see the beauty
God has placed in you,
that you won't be alien-
ated from the One who
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State Lic # RC - 0066817


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Clermont County
has annual reunion
SEBRING - Clermont
County's 52nd annual
reunion will be from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at
the Sebring Civic Center,
355 W. Center Ave.
It's great to meet with
old friends and make new
friends. This will be the
reunions second year in
Sebring.
Potluck dinner will be at
noon. Each family needs to
bring their favorite covered
dish; the Reunion commit-
tee will provide meat,
cheese, bread, condiments
and the place settings.
Coffee and ice tea will be
furnished.

Durrah-Martin
improvements to be
discussed
AVON PARK - There
will be a public meeting at
2 p.m. today to discuss cur-
rent and future improve-
ments to the Durrah-Martin
ball field complex.
The meeting will be held
at Avon Park City Hall con-
ference room, 110 E. Main
St. and the public is invited
to attend. One or more vot-
ing members of the
Recreation and Parks
Advisory Committee or
public officials may be
present.

The Lake Placid
Elks host
Sweetheart Ball
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 will host a Valentine's
Sweetheart Ball on
Saturday. Social hour will
be at 5:30 p.m., dinner at
6:30 p.m. and dancing at 8
p.m. Shrimp cocktail, prime
rib dinner complete with
dessert will be served.
Elegant evening dress attire
encouraged. Heartland
entertainment for dancing
pleasure. All in attendance
will be voting for a
"Valentine's King and
Queen" to preside over the
evening's activities.
SThis event is open to the
public. Proceeds will go to
Elk's children charities.
Tables will be sold by four
seats ($100), six seats
($150), eight seats ($200).
No refunds. One person
ivill be responsible for. dec-
orating the table. White
table clothes and red nap-
kins will be furnished. The
rest is up to the partici-
pants; remember it's
Valentine's Day! A surprise
will be given to the best
decorated table.
Any questions, call Ruth
LaGrow at 465-4791.

Patrick and Matilda
perform Feb. 18
SEBRING -
Tanglewood has added a
show to this year's series.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
18 Patrick and Matilda, one
of the newest and funniest
shows, will keep guests
laughing for 90 minutes. A
clue to the show is,
"Matild'a is a Jamaican
dummy" and you'll love
her!
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.,
with the show at 7 p.m.
Tickets are'$10. Winter sea-
son ticket holders for
2008/09 admitted free to
this extra performance. The
snack bar will be open.
Tanglewood is one-half
mile north of Walmart on


U.S. 27. Call 402-0763 for
more information.

AARP offers driver
safety program
LAKE PLACID -
AARP Driver Safety
Program course will be
from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, Feb.
16-17 at Memorial United
Methodist Church, 500 -
Kent Ave.(behind the
Tower) in Lake Placid.
Participants should
receive a discount oh car
insurance for three years.
To register, call Chuck
Fortunate at 699-6060.

L.T. plays at
Legion Post 69
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park will host music
by L.T. today after serving
chicken wings and french
fries from 4-6 p.m.
For detail, call 453-4553.

Moose officers to
meet Thursday
SEBRING - The
Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
will host the following
events:
+ Today - Music by
Gary and Shirley is from 5-
S9 p.m.
* Thursday - Women of
the Moose Officers meet at
6 p.m. Joint Officers and
House Committee meet at 7
p.m.
For details, call 655-
3920.

Blood mobile sets
up at various sites
The Florida Blood
Centers blood mobile will
be at the following loca-
tions:
* Today - Palms of
Sebring, 11:30 a.m. to 3
p'.m.; Avon Park Baptist
Church, (off Main Street),
4:30-7 p.m.
* Thursday - Francis I
Mobile Home Park (behind
Walgreens), 10 a.m. to 1
p.m.; Lake Placid Moose
Lodge, 2-5 p.m.
All blood donors will
receive a mini physical and
a T-shirt. Call 382-4499 or
visit www.floridasblood-
centers.org for eligibility
questions.

Firemen, Franke
play at Moost lodge
LAKE'PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host the following
events:
* Today - Meatloaf din-
ner served at 6 p.m. Music
by Firemen from 5:30-9:30
p.m. .
* Thursday - Burgers,
jumbo hot dogs and fries
served at 6'p.m. Music by
Franke from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
For more information,
call 465-0131.

Men's Auxiliary
meets Thursday
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Veterans of
Foreign Wars 3880 Men's
Auxiliary will meet at 7
p.m. Thursday.
For more information,
call 699-5444.

VFW House
Committee meets
AVON PARK - The
Avon Park Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 9853
will serve wings and fries
for $4 from 12-5 p.m.
today. The House


Committee meets at 7 p.m.
For more information,
call 453-9853.

Sebring Elks host
Wacky Wednesday
SEBRING - Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
Wacky Wednesday today.
Classic Reuben and fries
served from 5-7 p.m. for
$6. Live music from 4:30-
7:30 p.m. with Frank E.

Scottish American
Society meets
SEBRING - The
Scottish American Society
of the Highlands will meet
for dinner at Chicanes
Restaurant, Inn On The
Lakes on at 5.30 p.m.
today. This will be fol-
lowed by a tribute in verse
and song to Robert Burns
the Scottish Poet.
For more information,
call Pat Vance 453-3104.

Parkway church
hosts Ladies Day
SEBRING - The
Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring
Parkway, will host a Ladies
Day program on Saturday.
It will start with a conti-
nental breakfast at 8:30
a.m. The program will
begin at 9:30 a.m. with
speaker, Laurel Sewell,
from Henderson, Tenn.
The theme for this year
is Caterpillars to
Butterflies. Come and join
us as we see how this sub-
ject relates to our lives as
Christians. Lunch will also
be served.
For details, call the
church office at 385-7443.

Red Hat Mardi Gras
is Thursday
ARCADIA - The
Arcadia Red Hat Council
will have a Mardi Gras
event on Thursday. Tickets
are $25 and may be pur-
chased from Donna
Mutlick, 2626 N.E. Hwy.
70, Lot 249, Arcadia, FL
34266. The event will run
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free sports
physical offered
SEBRING - Dr. John
Pepper's office is providing
free school sports physical
for all students enrolled
Highlands County schools.
Free school sports physical
day is from 9 a.m. to nonn
Saturday.
All students wishing to
participate in sports must
have a physical form com-
pletely filled out, must be
accompanied by a parent or
guardian and must have an
appointment scheduled.
Call 386-4325 for an
appointment time. The
office is at 2827 Alt. U.S.
27 S., Sebring.


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OBITUARIES


Silvia'E. Garcia
Silvia Garcia, 92, of Lake
Placid died Jan. 30, 2009.
Born in Colombia, she
moved to Lake Placid in
1979. She was a homemaker
and of the Catholic faith.
.She is survived by her
daughters, Silvia G. Ibanez
and Teresa Garcia; son,
Jaime Garcia; 15 grandchil-
dren and 15 great-grandchil-
dren.
Memorial service will be
held at 9:30 a.m. today at
Scott Funeral Home, Lake
Placid.

Gene Home Sr.
Gene H. Horne
Sr., 82, of Lake
Placid died Jan.
19, 2009. Born in
Tifton, Ga., he served his
country in the U.S. Navy
during World War II. A
retired contractor in the con-
struction industry, he moved
to Lake Placid in 1975. He
was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Lake
Placid.
He is survived by his
daughter, Kathi L. Worley;
sons, Gene H. Jr. and Henry
C.; sister, Biz Andre; five
grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 23
at the Oak Hill Cemetery
with Pastor Mike Ford cele-
brating. Arrangements
entrusted to the Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

John Kuznarik
John "Kuz" Kuznarik, 75,
of Sebring died Jan. 31,
2009. Born in Vancouver,
British. Columbia, he had
been a resident since 2000.
He retired in 1999 as a fire
sprinkler contractor for more
than 40 years in South
Florida.
He is survived by his wife,
Shirley; daughters, Cristal
Camillucci and Susan Jones;
and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Thursday at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home Chapel, Sebring, with
the Rev. George Hall offici-
ating. Those who wish may
make donations in his memo-
ry to The American Heart
Association.

Dorothy
Puffenbarger
Dorothy Jean
Puffenbarger, 78, of Avon
Park died Feb. 1, 2009. Born
in Briery Branch, Va., she
was a member of Sangerville
Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by a'son,
Timothy L.; daughters,
Donna J. Thomas and Judy

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Joan Riddleberger; brother,
Victor Rexrode; four grand-
children and four great-
grandchildren.
A funeral service at
Sangerville Church of the
Brethren will be at 11 a.m.
today with Kevin Daggett,
pastor, officiating. Burial
will follow in the Sangerville
Church Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to
Myers-Hodges VFW Post
8644, Ladies Auxiliary, 306
Green Street. Bridgewater,
VA 22812. Online guest book
may be signed at www.john-
sonfs.com.

Frances Walton
-Frances Cowart Walton,
76, of Avon Park died Feb. 1,
2009. Born in rural Hardee
County, she sold real estate
prior to retiring and was a
member of Union
Congregational Church.
She is survived by her
daughter, Arnell R. Waldron;
brothers, Ronald B. Cowart
and Charles R. Cowart; step-
son, Tom Walton; four grand-
children and one great-grand-
son.
The family will receive
visitors at the Walton home,
2010 N. Gaster Road, Avon
Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


today. Funeral services will
be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in
Union Congregational
Historical Church. Memorial
contributions may be made in
her honor to Good Shepherd
Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Avon Park, is
in charge of arrangements.

John Watson
s ,John William
Watson, 72; of
Venus died Jan.
28, 2009. Born in
Dayton, Ohio he worked for
the Dade County School
Board for 23 years. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Navy and
a member of Venus Baptist
Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Judy K.; sons, John G. and
Allen J.; daughter, Donna K.;
brothers, Elmer E. andTed
Williams; sister, Sandy
Isbell; and five grandchil-
dren.
Memorial service will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday at First
Baptist Church of Venus with
the Rev. Wayne' Godwin offi-
ciating. Donations can be
made in his honor to: First
Baptist Church of Venus, 16
Church Drive, Venus, FL
33960. Chandler Funeral
Home, Lake Placid, is in
charge of arrangements.


JOHN "KUZ" KUZNARIK

John "Kuz" Kuznarik, 75, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Saturday,
January 31, 2009, in Sebring. He had been a resident since 2000,
when he relocated from South Florida, stating that he was "home".
He was born December 9,1933, to John William and Mary
(McGuigan) Kuznarik in Vancouver, British Columbia, but was a very
proud American. He retired in 1999 as a Fire Sprinkler Contractor for
more than 40 years in South Florida and was a member of Local 821.
He was a founding member of the Miami Springs Power Boat Club,
Stiltsville, Key Biscayne, FL.
Mr. Kuznarik is survived by his Wife, Shirley, beloved dog, Max;
Daughters, Cristal (John) Camillucci, Ringgold, GA and Susan
(Michael) Jones, Davie, FL; Grandchildren, Danielle, Jessica, Brittany,
Bradley and Johnny; Sister-in-Law, Beverly Kuznarik, Snellville, GA
and Nieces and Nephews, Kendra, Colleen, Carnrie and John.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February
5, 2009, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, Rev..
George Hall officiating. Those who wish may make donations in his
memory to The American Heart Association.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to:
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home * Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0125


Bulloch County, GA

Mr. Steve W. Elder, age 56, died Sunday at the Ogeechee Area
Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro, GA. The Florida native
lived in Avon Park, Fl for many years, moving to Darien, GA for
eight years and to Bulloch County in 2006. He was a graduate of
Avon Park High Sbhool and a veteran of the U.S. Navy He was
a member of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church. Steve was a
Construction foreman and contractor. He was loved by all who
knew him.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers in law, Wanda and Louie
Bond and Pat Crane and George Grantham all of Bulloch County
and a brother and sister in law, Dennis Ray and Amanda Elder of
Avon Park, FL. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Joiner-
Anderson Funeral Home.

Graveside services and burial will be Wednesday at ll:00am at
the Bulloch Memorial Gardens with Rev. Steve Darby officiating.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to
Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro Ga. 30459.

Friends may sign the online register book at www.joinerander-
son.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro
is in charge of arrangements.


Frances Cowart Walton of Avon Park passed away on February 1, 2009. She
was surrounded by her loving family. Frances was born April 7, 1932 at her
parent's home in the Lake Dale area of rural Hardee County. Her parents
were Boyd and Mada Cowart of Wauchula. Her great grandparents were
pioneer settlers in Hardee, settling there in the late 1800's. Frances grew up
on her parent's farm with many animals. Her favorites were her cats, which
she enjoyed dressing up; she told her dad that when she grew up she was
going to have seven cats at her house. Frances is survived by her daughter
Arnell Roberts Waldron and her husband Bill of Wauchula. Brothers
Ronald Boyd Cowart and wife Nita of Pensacola and Charles Ray Cowart
and wife Mary of Wauchula; step-son Tom Walton of Coleman;
grandchildren Jennifer Roberts Servance and husband Mike.of Tampa, Boyd Roberts of Avon Park, Ali
Waldron of Ft. Myers, Jacqueline Waldron of Tallahassee and great grand-son Kaden Roberts of Sebring;
daughter in law Susan Roberts of Tallahassee, and ten loving nieces and nephews. She is preceded in
death by her parents Boyd and Mada Cowart, husband Jim Walton, son David Roberts, infant daughter
Arden Whidden, grandchildren Sasha and TJ Walton, step daughter Lynn Walton Parrish, and daughter
in law Brenda Roberts. Frances graduated from Hardee High School in 1950 and attended the
University of Florida. She was the Personnel Director for United Telephone Company where she was
responsible for hiring employees. She was proud that she hired so many good people who made careers
with United Telephone. Upon her retirement she began a successful second career in real estate sales,
obtaining her brokers license. Following her second retirement Frances enjoyed traveling in her motor
home. She visited 48 states and several countries. She was an active member of Union Congregational
Church in Avon Park where she volunteered with many programs in the church. She also volunteered
with Good Shepherd Hospice and enjoyed visiting with people who were ill. Frances also had her own
wonderful ministry, sending hundreds of cards each year to friends and family. Frances was a beautiful
lady who loved and was loved by so many. She loved the Lord and is surely well and basking in His
presence and Love. The family will receive visitors at the Walton home, 2010 North Gaster Road, Avon
Park on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 from 10:00 A.m. to 7:00 P.M... Funeral services will be held
Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. in the Union Congregational Historical Church. Memorial
contributions may be made in Frances Walton's honor to Good Shepherd or Union Congregational
Church of Avon Park. '
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park


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remind the readers that the names
listed below reflect those who have
been charged with a crime, but they
are all innocent until proven guilty by
a court of law. If anyone listed here is
acquitted or has charges dropped,
they can bring in proof of such deci-
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The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on Feb.
2:
* Brittanny Kay Bowman, 19, of
Sebring, was recommitted for pos-
session of cocaine with intent to sell
or deliver; recommitted for posses-
sion of Alpralozam; and recommitted
for possession of cannabis with
intent to sell or deliver.
* Arlando Boykin, 30, of Sebring,
awaiting trial, misdemeanor warrant
for domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
* Charles Paul Card, 49, of Franklin,
Pa., was recommitted for possession
of cannabis, not more than 20 grams;
and recommitted for possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use.
* Rebecca Ann Garman, 25, of Lake
Placid, was charged on a St. Lucie
County warrant for grand theft.
* Yubisey Gomez-Rolon, 31, of
Kissimmee, awaiting trial for operat-
ing motor vehicle without valid
license.
* Justin Theodore Gordon, 24, of
New Port Richey, awaiting trial for
larceny, petit theft, first offense.
* Jeremy Leon Harris, 30, of
Bartow, was charged on a Polk
County warrant for grand theft; Polk
County warrant, failure to appear for
driving while license suspended or
revoked; and Polk County warrant for
petit theft.
* Pauline Ann Heminger, 36, of Lake
Placid, was charged with probation
violation, misdemeanor warrant for
driving under the influence of alcohol
or drugs; and non-compliance for
DUI.
* William Bryan Hollingsworth, 23,
of Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear, failed pre-payment
plan for knowingly driviifg while
license suspended or revoked, first
offense.
* Dylan Leigh Hurlbutt, 27, of
Sebring, was registered as a criminal
for driving while license suspended
or revoked, habitual offender.
* Junior Nathan Lyons, 35, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or battery, touch or strike.
* Cale Monroe McKinney, 28, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for three
counts of attempted burglary of
unoccupied conveyance..
* Michael Cory Mings, 28, of Lorida,
affidavit of non-compliance for know-
ingly driving while license suspended
or revoked.
4 Eneida Moody, 37, of Lakeland,
was charged on a Polk County war-
.rant, violation of probation for
scheme to defraud; Polk County war-
rant for forgery; Polk County warrant
for uttering forged instrument; and
Polk County warrant for giving false
identification to law enforcement offi-
cer.
* Joan Ortiz, 37, of Frostproof, was
recommitted for knowingly driving
while license suspended or revoked,
second offense.
* Joshua James Pattillo, 27, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for possession of
marijuana, not more than 20 grams;
and driving under the influence of
alcohol or drugs, first offense.
* April Marie Shaffer, 26, of Sebring,
awaiting trial, warrant, failure to
appear for resisting or obstructing
officer without violence.
* Michael Lamar Small, 26, of Avon
Park, was recommitted for sale of
cannabis within 1,000 feet of church.
4 Maria Guadalupe Tirado, 35, of
Frostproof, awaiting trial for driving
with expired license for more than
four months.
* Brian -Keith Underwood, 30, of
Lake Placid, was recommitted for
battery, touch or strike; and was
recommitted for driving while license
suspended or revoked, second
offense.
* Timothy James Williams, 22, of
Sebring, was registered as a criminal
fo? possession of cannabis with
intent to sell.
* Chadwick Devin Woodard, 39, of
Avon Park, was charged on a Polk
County warrant for grand theft.
* Stanley Fredrick Yates, 31, was
charged with probation violation,
felony warrant for lewd and lascivi-
ous battery; and withholding support,
"non-support of children or spouse.

The following people were booked
Feb. 1:
* James Walter Blackwell, 48, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or aggravated assault with
deadly weapon without intent to kill;
domestic violence or'battery,, touch
or strike; and possession of weapon
or ammo by convicted Florida felon.
* Armando Cruz Dedios, 25, of
Haines City, Immigration
Naturalization' Services detainer for
municipal ordinance violation.
* Harold DeWayne Dodd, 50, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or battery, touch or strike.
* Robert Lee Fulbright, 43, of
Frostproof, was charged on a Polk
County warrant for grand theft of
motor vehicle.
* Eusebio Reyes Garcia, 45, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for attaching
registration license plate not
assigned; operating motor vehicle
without valid license; and failing to


register motor vehicle.
* Jed Lucas Grant, 21, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for resisting officer,
obstruction without violence; distrib-
uting marijuana, Schedule I; posses-
sion of narcotic equipment .and/or
use; and false identification given to
law enforcement officer.
* Azalea Jermaine King, 24, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domestic
violence or aggravated battery,
offender knew, should have known
victim pregnant; and cruelty toward.
child, act that could result in physical
or mental damage.
* Ruben Anthony Lewis, 53, of
Lakeland, was charged on a Duval


County warrant for withholding sup-
port.
* Adrian Aragon Lopez, 26, of Avon
Park, Immigration Naturalization
Services for municipal ordinance vio-
lation.
* Blanca Leydi Macias, 21, of Avon
Park, Immigration Naturalization
Services for municipal ordinance vio-
lation.
* Travis William Makris, 18, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of liquor by person under 21 years of
age, first offense.
* Tyrone Edward Riley, 31, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid license.
* Teri Dee Scobie, 33, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
degree of property.
* Chadwick Devin Woodard, 39, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, pick-up
order for withholding support, non-
support of children or spouse, two
counts.

The following people were booked
Jan. 31:
* Thomas James Abbey, 52, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use;
resisting officer, obstruction without
violence; possession of cocaine; tam-
pering with or fabricating physical
evidence; and trespassing school
grounds.
* Jason David Barley, 26, of
Sebring, was charged with probation
violation, felony warrant for posses-
sion of cocaine; and warrant, failure
to appear, failed pre-payment plan for
possession of cannabis.
* Patrick Earl Brown, 28, of Sebring,
was registered as a criminal for pos-
session of cocaine; and destroying
evidence.
* Jessie Mercer Carnley, 52, of
Arcadia, awaiting trial for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use;
and possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams.
* Richard'Cordero, 41, of Miami,
awaiting trial for driving while license
suspended, first offense; and Bay
County warrant, failure to pay fine for
trespassing, general.
* Jason Terrance Dussac, 27, of
North Miami Beach, was charged with
probation violation, misdemeanor or
community control for possession of
cannabis.
* Matthew Gene Long, 44, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Qweleco Janvontay McKeithan,
26, of Lake Placid, awaiting trial for
robbery by sudden snatching without
firearm; and domestic violence or
battery, tough or strike.
+ Krista Lane McPherson, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use;
and possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription.
* Jesse Vernon Powell, 25, of
Naples, awaiting trial for possession
of marijuana, not more than 20
grams; possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use; and possession of
controlled substance without pre-
scription.


* Octavio Sosa, 59, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs, second
offense; driving while license sus-
pended, second offense; and pos-
sessing, displaying etc. of canceled,
revoked license.
* Justin Lamar Wilson, 20, of
Orlando, awaiting trial for possession
of marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Ricardo Zamarripa, 25, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for possession
of cocaine; and driving while license
suspended, first offense.

The following people were booked
Jan. 30:
+ John Cleveland Clement, 50, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial, warrant,
scheme to defraud to obtain proper-
ty; and warrant for contracting with-
out a license, first violation.
* Larry Coker Jr., 38, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, etc., with-
in 1,000 feet of specified area; war-
rant, failure to appear, failed pre-pay-
ment plan for knowingly driving
while license suspended or revoked,
first offense; warrant, failure to
appear, failed pre-payment plan for
resisting, obstruction of officer with-
out violence; three counts of con-
tempt of court, child support; and
pick-up order for civil contempt,
child support.
* Federico Cruz, 53, of Lake Placid,
awaiting trial for larceny, petit, first
degree of property; and damaging
property, criminal mischief.
+ Donna Lynn Czmyr, 47, of Avon
Park, was registered as a criminal for
possession of controlled substance
without prescription.
* John Isaiah Dampier, 33, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for manufac-
turing cocaine, Schedule II.
* Robert Joseph Dickinson, 42, of
Sebring, affidavit of non-compliance,
recommitted'for knowingly driving
while license suspended or revoked.
* Osvaldo Ruben Gonzalez, 26, of
Wauchula, awaiting trial, warrant,
failure to appear for possession of
prescription drug without prescrip-
tion.
* Robert Allen Kentzel, 58, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, first offense.
* Leonard Lewis McLendez, 35, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, felony war-
rant for sexual battery on person less
than 12 years of age, four counts.
* Alfonso Eufemio Mendoza, 38, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for driving
with expired license for more than
four months.
* Juan Othonel Morales, 20, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession
of liquor by person under 21 years of
age, subsequent offense.
* Chad Alan Pelky, 37, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for contempt of court,
child support.
* Alex Mercado Reyes, Immigration
Naturalization Services for municipal
ordinance violation.
* Roberta Lynn Williams, 52, of
Saltville, Va., awaiting trial, felony
warrant, fraudulent use of credit
card, three counts; warrant for crim-
indl use of personal identification,
two counts; warrant for grand theft;
and warrant for scheme to defraud to
obtain property.
* Luis Alexander Zapata, 22, of,
Sebring, awaiting trial for battery,
touch or strike; and two counts of
burglary of occupied dwelling,
unarmed.


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Jan. 28, 2009
On this day, Highlands County pub-
lic safety officials also ran calls for 1
missing juvenile, 46 traffic stops, 8
child abuse (1 adult abuse), 2 juvenile
trouble (1 juvenile trouble delayed), 2
domestic disputes (1 battery, 1 battery
delayed, 1 assault, 2 domestic injunc-
tions), 30 watch.orders, 65 EMS, 14
alarms and 1 fire alarm.
23:49, N. Olivia Dr., Suspicious
incident.
23:47, Steiner Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:16, E.A. Smith Ave., Narcotics
violation.
23:03, Ortego St., Suspicious vehi-
cle.
23:02, S.R. 17, Reckless driver.
22:52, Melody Ct., Suspicious inci-
dent
22:49, No address, Drunk person.
22:45, E. Main St.-Shell Food Mart,
Suspicious incident.
22:20, Main St.-Palmer Electric,
Suspicious vehicle.
22:14, N. Franklin St., Drunk per-
son.
22:11, E. Camphor St., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
21:51, El Rado Ave., Suspicious
person.
21:43, No address, Mentally ill per-
son.
21:29, Highlands Blvd.-Lupita
Grocery, Suspicious person.
21:20, W. Hal McRae Loop,
Mentally ill person.
21:03, Leo Jefferson Ave., Civil dis-
pute.
20:58, Stratford Rd., Narcotics vio-
lation.
20:40, Williams Gray Ct.,
Suspicious incident.
20:40, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Theft.
20:29, Eddie Cannon St., Verbal
disturbance.
19:58, W. Starr Rd., Fire brush.
19:57, No address, Fire structure.
19:34, Lakewood Rd., Suspicious
vehicle.
19:33, Rose Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
19:21; Lakeview Dr.-Garden Apts.,
Theft delayed.
19:20, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart Super
Center, Suspicious incident.
19:09, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
19:00, U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food
Iart, Theft gas drive off.
18:46, Lake Blue Dr., Suspicious
person.
18:41, No address, Drunk person.
18:40, Lakeview Dr., Reckless driv-
er.
18:29, Arbuckle Creek Rd., Fire.
18:29, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police. Department, Verbal distur-
bance.
18:28, U.S. 98-Jim's Pistolarrow,
Suspicious incident.
S18:22, Fernvale Ave., Highway
obstruction.
18;19, Lakeview Dr., Assist agency.
17:58, N. Forest Ave.-Union
Congregational Church, Theft delayed.
17:57, Iris Ave., Radar request.
17:31, Rochester Rd., Reckless
driver.
17:30, Broadland Lane, Assist


noise ordinance.
17:29, Lake Clay Dr., Reckless driv-
er.
17:17, W. Kenosha Rd., Property
damage.
16:51, E. Canfield St., Burglary
delayed.
16:34, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical, Follow-
up.
16:18, U.S. 27 N.-Mid Florida
Credit Union, Follow-up.
16:16, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
15:59, Clearview Ct., Follow-up.
15:48, Shaw St., Theft delayed.
15:44, Whiting Dr., Assist agency.
15:39, Ponce De Leon St., Animal
complaint.
15:36, Heron St.; Accident with
unknown injury.
15:30, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
Civil dispute.
15:20, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Sun 'N
Lake Pro Shop, Stolen vehicle.
15:15, Lake Byrd Blvd., Accident
without injury.
14:50, Arbuckle Branch Rd.,
Harassment.
14:44, N. Anoka Ave., Assist
agency.
14:37, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
14:27, Aaron Dr.-Placid Arms
Apts., Theft delayed.
13:45, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
13:39, Tangerine Rd. N.W.,
Suspicious incident.
13:35, S. Commerce Ave.-Morris
Funeral Home, Escort.
13:35, S. Omullaoee Dr.,
Suspicious incident.
13:33, Mackerel Dr., Suspicious
incident.
13:24, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
13:16, Seventh St., Assist noise
ordinance.
13:04, Morris Rd.-Avon Park
Estates Office, Suspicious vehicle.
12:54, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Follow-up.
12:53, Capri St., Reckless driver.
12:46, Fernvale Ave., Obstruction
on highway.,
12:35, Wilhite St., Burglary
delayed.
12:21, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Miscellaneous
incident.
12:17, Poinsettia Ave.-Bayside
Apts., Follow-up.
12:00, Edgemoor Ave., Suspicious
incident.
12:00, Clearview Ct.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Assist public-
- ATC.
11:55, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Suspicious
incident.
11:36, Flippen Ave., Suspicious
incident.
11:34, Avalon Rd., Follow-up.
11:29, Poinsettia . Ave.-Bayside
Apts., Theft delayed.
11:29, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring
Parkway), Accident without injury.
11:23, E. Main St.-Avon Patk City
Hall, Assist agency.
11:16, Main St.-Palmer Electric,
Suspicious person.


11:14, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from court.
10:59, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring
High School. Trespassing.
10:50, N. Rainbow Ave.-Chamber
of Commerce Sebring, Suspicious
incident.
10:47, Purple Martin Ave., Assist
public-ATC.
10:46, S. Railroad Ave.-Downtown
Mini Storage, Burglary delayed.
10:37, U.S. 27. Accident with
unknown injury.
10:37, S. Commerce Ave.-Tax
Collector's Office, Follow-up. -
10:36, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
10:33, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
10:20, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from court.
10:19, Mathes Rd., Assist public-
ATC.
10:08, Lakeview Dr.-Fountainhead,
Follow-up.
09:54, Poinsqttia St., Assist
agency.
09:45, Farm Rd., Suspicious inci-
dent.
09:41, E. Main St.-Avon Park High
School, Follow-up.
09:36, Rainbow Ave., Suspicious
incident.
09:25, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Civil dispute..
09:19, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake
Placid High School, Assist agency.
09:17, N. U.S. 27 S.-Substation.
09:10, N.W. Riverside Rd.,
Burglary delayed.
08:35, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-
Highlands Dialysis, Property damage.
08:29, E. Main St.-Hendrick's
Grocery, Suspicious person.
08:26, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Assist
public-ATC.
08:21, N. East Chilton Rd.,
Suspicious incident.
08:05, Mandolin Dr., Theft delayed.
07:11, U.S. 27 S.-Venus Post
Office, Disabled vehicle.
07:11, Nichele ..Blvd., Sexual
offender.
07:07, Pershing Ave., Sexual
offender.
07:00, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Recommitted from court.
06:49, Memorial Dr.-Memorial
Elementary School, Radar request.
06:48, Driggers Rd.-Winn Dixie,
Theft delayed.
06:25, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Sexual offender
06;02, S. Overlook Terrace, Sexual
predator.
05:44, Lemon Ave., Fire.
05:37, E. Center Ave.-Sebring
Middle School, Fire.
05:34, W. Thomas St., Accident
without injury.
04:12,.Holly Trail, Assist agency.
03:50, Sebring Parkway,
Suspicious person.
03:46, Kenilworth Blvd., Fire.
03:44, Nasturtium Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
01:17, Tamah Blvd.-Sylvan Shores
Subdivision, Prowler.
01:05, Ernest E. Sims St.,
Suspicious incident.
00:22, Jasmine Ct., Suspicious
incident
00:15, Selah Rd., Shooting in area.


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News-Sun * Friday, February 4, 2009


Cold cases getting fresh look at HCSO


Continued from page 1A
ing it solved."
Barone is the only detective assigned to
cold cases full time, but has spoken to
many others in the department who were
assigned to it before he was.
",You are taking something done by
someone else and adding to it," he said.
"Learn everything they knew and go for-
ward with it ... get input, why they-did
what they did, what they looked at and
what their perspectives were."
He has even spoken to former members
of the crime scene and evidence teams
now working as far away as Ohio.
Barone was the lead detective in the
Samuel Tiller murder investigation, which
resulted in the arrest of three teens for
murder.
Cold cases are more work and require a
different approach, he said.
"You don't have a fresh scene or evi-
dence in front of you," he said.
It takes creativity, and you have to sift
through the information with a fine tooth
comb.
Instead of the fresh scene, Barone has
pictures that are years old. There is no
way to get different ones - from new
angles or to gather different evidence
from the scene.
He has looked at the Feathers crime
scene pictures so closely that the images
-are burned into his head, he said.
Still, he stays positive.
"I think we have a lot of good leads."
he said. "I'm hopeful (we can close the
case) but there is no way 1 can say."
While running down "hundreds of
leads," he doesn't get frustrated when he
closes one out.
"Closing out leads as being a dead end
is just as important as going down leads
that may lead to something," he said.
"That's absolutely part of it."
The two additional cases Barone is
working on are the 20-year-old murder of
Richard Mercer and the murder of Gary


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
A stack of files sit on Cold Case Detective Pete Barone's desk Tuesday at the
Highlands County Sheriffs Office. Barone was assigned to many recent homi-
cides before being tapped to work on cold cases full time.


Maximo in Lake Placid.
He recently made a trip to a jail in
Quincy to speak with an inmate about one
of the cases.
Some people will talk twho wouldn't


before, he said.
"Time changes things, that's what
we've really seen," he said. "Having a
change of heart, sometimes they want to
talk.over a period of time."


Hidden cam was used for two investigations


Continued from page 1A
"There were two cameras,
but the audio was disabled on
the one camera with audio,"
Sudzina said.
An invoice of the camera
shows a handwritten mark
through the "with Audio"
description of the Linksys
Model WVC200 Wireless
Internet Camera with Audio.
The camera, discovered by
court employee Amy Peebles
and cleaning staff on Jan. 23
in a vent, was photographed
:by a camera phone and report-
:ed to the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office.


'We concealed them because we

wanted to catch these individuals.'
, NICK SUDZINA
chief court administrator


Sudzina confirmed that the
cameras were concealed and
that the matter was currently
under investigation by the
HCSO.
"I authorized the purchase
and the placement of the cam-
eras. We concealed them
because we wanted to catch
these individuals. If we had
placed these cameras in plain
sight, it would have deterred
folks from possibly commit-


ting a crime. It is like putting
a camera up in a bank, it
keeps crooks from robbing the
bank. If we would have post-
ed a camera in an obvious
place it would have deterred
folks from going in there,"
Sudzina said.


"This could have been
criminal or not criminal. We
were trying to get a visual on
non-court business going on
in there," he added.
Anyone requesting to view
the video can do so, Sudzina
affirmed. All they have to do
to see the video is to make a
public records request.
"We will make the video
available to anyone who
wishes to view it as a public
record," Sudzina said.


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Daschle withdraws

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WASHINGTON
Faced with problems over
back taxes and potential
conflicts of.interest, Tom
Daschle withdrew his nom-
ination on Tuesday to be
President Barack Obama's
Health and Human Services
secretary.
"Now we must move for-
ward," Obama said in a
written statement accepting
Daschle's request, to be
taken out of consideration.
A day earlier, Obama had
said he "absolutely" stood
by Daschle.
Daschle, the former
Senate Democratic leader;
said he would have not been
able to operate "with the
full faith of Congress and
the American people."
"I am not that leader, and
will not be a distraction" to
Obama's agenda, he said.
His stunning statement
came less than three hours
after another Obama nomi-


Treasury provides another

$1.15 billion to 42 banks


Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The
Treasury Department has
provided $1.15 billion to 42
banks in new payments
from the government's
$700 billion financial res-
cue fund.
The department said
Tuesday that the latest cap-
ital infusions went to banks
in 25 states, including the
first awards in Nebraska.
The latest distributions
were made Friday and mark
the second round of pay-
ments from the bailout fund
since President Barack
Obama took office. Under
the law Congress passed on
Oct. 3 creating the bailout
fund, the government has
two business days to publi-
cize the transactions.
The latest payments
mean a total of 359 finan-


cial institutions in 45 states
and Puerto Rico have
received over $195 billion
in support. The government
plans-to devote $250 billion
of the bailout program's
first $350 billion to making
direct purchases of bank
stock.
Other portions of the ies-
cue fund have gone to
insurance giant American
International Group Inc.,
Citigroup Inc. and Bank of
America Corp.. as well as
struggling auto companies
General Motors Corp.,
Chrysler LLC and their
financing arms.
The first $350 billion of
the bailout fund has been
committed. Obama won a
victory before taking office
when the Senate refused an
effort to block release of
the second $350 billion.


iAP taking steps to make

airport independent


Continued from page 1A
-and this is the next logical
step in that process," Shirey'
'said. "I think becoming an
-independent authority will
help with the development of
the airport."
According the Shirey,
although the local legislators
had no objections to the pro-
,posal, there was still a lot of
work to do before the bill is
presented.
"We still have to answer
questions about FAA
(Federal Aviation
Administration) and DOT
(Department of
-Transportation) grant admin-
istration, conveying property
and the transfer of expenses.
This process could take a
year or more," Shirey said.
Even though the role of the
city council will be greatly
reduced in the management
of the new authority, the
'change will not immediately


relieve the budget pressure
from Avon Park's dwindling
-coffers,-
"It would still be a nega-
tive revenue effect. The city's
role after we are an authority
would be possibly as minimal
as appointing people to the
board, and it would be at the
city's discretion then if they
are going to continue to fund
the airport. We are hoping
that the city would continue
to provide some funding,
especially start-up funding,
but there is still a lot of
groundwork to do before we
get there," Shirey said.
Although the airport is an
established Community
Redevelopment Area, Shirey
was unsure how that designa-
tion would be effected by the
change.
"We may have to reapply
to be a CRA as an airport
authority, but we don't know
the answer to that one yet,"
Shirey said.


Fire claims two dogs


Continued from page 1A
Batz said he had to cut the
:power to the house.
He also said the fire
appeared to have started in
the kitchen.
"Most of the fire was in the
kitchen area but it spread to
other areas," Batz said.
"There was no visible flame
but really dense smoke was
coming out of the eaves."
The fire was contained due
to the house being closed up,
but. spread to the attic and
there was smoke damage in
multiple rooms.


All the windows and doors
being shut helped the fire
from spreading even further.
"It didn't allow the fire to
breathe," he said. "It had
been burning a while from
the indications. That's kind
of a good thing. It didn't have
any air or it could have
spread more than it did."
A neighbor said he smelled
smoke while he was outside
but someone had already
called 911.
The denseness of the
smoke and the heat indicated
the fire had been going for a
while, Batz said.


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Obama to be the govern-
ment's first chief perform-
ance officer, said she didn't
want her bungling of pay-
roll taxes on her household
help to be a distraction.
Obama, Vice President
Joe Biden and Daschle's
former Democratic col-
leagues had rallied to his
defense in the wake ,of
questions about a series of
tax issues. Last month,
Daschle paid $128.203 in
back taxes and $11.964 in
interest.
"Tom made a mistake,
which he has openly
acknowledged," Obama
said. "He has not excused
it. nor do I. But that mistake
and this decision cannot
diminish the many contri-
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this country."


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HEALTH & NUTRITION


Those with glaucoma may not know it


Approximately 2 million
Americans have been diagnosed
with glaucoma, and another 2 mil-
lion have it but are unaware.
Glaucoma consists of a group of
diseases characterized by
increased pressure within the eye
resulting in damage to the optic
nerve and retinal nerve fibers. As
nerve damage progresses, the Focal
patient's side vision begins to fail. 'a/erie
Most people do not realize that
there are no early warning signs with this
disease. Glaucoma progresses slowly and
the visual fields of each eye overlap signif-
icantly; therefore early field defects are hid-
den from the patient. Patients with early
symptoms may notice that parts of a page
are missing; however, the classic symptom
of "tunnel vision" only occurs when both
visual fields are severely damaged,
Central visual acuity is preserved until
the late stages of the disease. This is why
some patients may retain good vision and
unknowingly be on the verge of blindness at
the same time.
Glaucoma can be detected easily through
a dilated eye examination with vision loss
being preventable in the majority of cases.
The most common type of glaucoma, pri-
mary open angle glaucoma, represents 60-
70 percent of patients with the disease.
These patients have a higher than normal
intraocular pressure, and the eye doctor may
note thinning of the optic nerve rim upon
examination. Bleeding within the nerve
fiber layer may be seen, as well as an
absence of nerve fiber within the retinal tis-
sue. Visual field defects may be observed on
visual field examination.
Normal pressure glaucoma represents 30-
40 percent of patients and does not present
with a high intraocular pressure. This'type
of glaucoma is not as obvious on, initial
Examination since an abnormal pressure
reading is not observed. The doctor will still
note thinning of the optic nerve, visual field
abnormality, or both.
Your eye doctor must determine the
appropriate treatment for each individual
case because not all three elements of
increased intraocular pressure, optic nerve
damage, and visual field loss may be pres-
ent in every case. Treatment is based on the


patient's overall physical health.
Your eye doctor has to consider
the amount of damage 'already
present, the apparent rate of dam-
age progression, and the estimated
life expectancy of the patient. The
goal of treatment is to at least
maintain the patient's health. Optic
nerve damage must be stopped
Point without causing other health prob-
Moulds lems for the patient. The only
proven method of halting or slow-
ing optic nerve damage is by reducing the
intraocular pressure, preferably by about 30
percent to have the best outcome.
Three main treatment options exist for
reducing intraocular pressure in glaucoma:
medications, laser treatment, and filtration
surgery. For many patients, medications are
the first-line therapy used, although laser
treatment (specifically SLT) is now consid-
ered to be just as safe and efficacious as
glaucoma drops. More advanced surgical
techniques are reserved for intraocular pres-
sure uncontrolled by other methods.
Patients need to be reexamined about
three weeks after starting a new medication
to determine its efficacy. Once the intraoc-
ular pressure has been adequately reduced,
the doctor will reevaluate the patient every
three to six months depending on the sever-
ity of the disease to ensure the treatment
continues to work.
Those with a high risk for glaucoma
should undergo a comprehensive dilated eye
examination on a yearly basis. This high
risk group consists of blacks over 40; every-
one older than 60, especially Mexican-
Americans; and those with a family history
of glaucoma. Other risk factors for glauco-
ma include high blood pressure, age, and
near-sightedness.
If a patient has had a previous history of
high intraocular pressure or chronic steroid
use, they may be at a higher risk for the dis-
ease.
Medical conditions also associated with
glaucoma include asthma, congestive heart
failure, heart block, renal stones, and aller-
gies.

Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric
physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona
and Florida certified in diagnostics and thera-
peutics.


Drug disposal options are a mess


Dear Pharmacist:
My mother just passed
away and when I cleaned up
her home, I found 48 bottles
of medication! Her pharmacy
would not take them back,
nor dispose of them. I was
told that I can't flush them or
throw them away in the trash
either. What on Earth are
people supposed to do with
unwanted or expired medica-
tions? - M.P., Boston
Answer: It's a huge prob-
lem. It frustrates me that
pharmaceutical companies
don't mind selling us the
stuff, but won't help us get
rid of it! As ludicrous as it
sounds, there is not an easy
way of getting rid of your
expired, unwanted or discon-
tinued medications. Many
homes in America have con-
structed mini-pharmacies,
yet the drugs - deemed safe
for humans - are not safe
enough to put into the
garbage or the toilet anymore
because it's an environmen-
tal hazard.
No doubt.
So why is it OK to put all
these drugs into your body
for years if just one part per
billion of certain drugs are
toxic to earthworms and
fish? That's another column,
another time.

Should you flush
your medications?
No, because medications
pollute our waters. It's crazy,
but we are finding male fish
with female sex organs
thanks to all the estrogen in
the water. More than 100 dif-
ferent pharmaceuticals have
been found in North
American waters. That said,
the FDA advises flushing
narcotics (like pain pills or


tranquilizers) and other con-
trolled substances down the
toilet rather than throwing
them in the trash. Pets get
into trash and besides, drug
abusers may find them.

Should you pour
them down the
drain?
Everything I said above
about flushing medications
applies here.

Should you put them
in the trash?
According to the White
House's Office of National
Drug Control Policy
(ONDCP), federal regula-
tions recommend that we mix
our unwanted/expired med-
ications with kitty litter,, saw-
dust or coffee grounds.
(something that is not edible)
and then toss them out in
unmarked sealed containers.
But environmental experts
advise against this practice
because the drugs still leach
out of the landfill and find.
their way into our water sys-
tem. Contact your local haz-
ardous waste center and ask
if they have specific instruc-
tions for your community.

Should you take
them to your doctor
or pharmacy?
Call ahead. If your doctor
or your pharmacy allows you
to do that (and very few do)
then, yes, this is an option.
Once in a while you will find
a clinic or pharmacy that
actually participates in "drug
recycling" or "take-back"
programs or they donate your
unwanted medications to
people living in third-world


Dear Pharmacist
Suzy Cohen
countries.

Drug disposal is a hot topic
and pushes people's buttons.
What is considered safe and
responsible to our environ-
ment and future generations
is heavily debated by special-
ists in the field. E-mail me if
you work for (or know of) a
drug disposal company in
your community.

Did you know?
Adding fiber supplements
or foods to your diet may
lower cholesterol and
improve 'diverticulosis.

Suzy Cohen is a registered
pharmacist and the author of
The 24-Hour Pharmacist'
and 'Real Solutions.' For
more information, visit www.
DearPharmacist. com. This
information is not intended
to treat, diagnose or cure
your condition.


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Nursing Program
presents Pregnancy
Health Fair
AVON PARK - South
Florida Community College
Nursing faculty and second-
year Associate Degree in
Nursing (ADN) students will
hold a wellness fair for preg-
nant women from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the
Lakeshore Mall's Meeting
Room in Sebring.
"It is our hope that by pro-
viding education and raising
awareness of pregnancy-
related issues, we improve
the pregnancy health out-
comes in members of our
community," said Robin
Solebello, professor,
Nursing.
The fair will provide
materials, posters, brochures,
and multi-media presenta-
tions on issues affecting
pregnant women, including
exercise and nutrition,
breastfeeding, preterm labor,
and' pregnancy-related hyper-
tension and diabetes. Women
will also learn about health
and safety issues affecting
their babies, including the
dangers that come from
mothers consuming alcohol,
tobacco, and other drugs,
post-partuhn depression,
Sudden Infant Death


Syndrome (SIDS), and child
safety seats.
Local health care agencies
are expected to participate.
Admission is free.
For information, call 453-
6661, 494-7500, 773-2252,
or 465-5300.

Alzheimer's
Caregiving training
set for February
LAKE PLACID - On
two separate days, starting
Feb. 19, the Alzheimer's
Association will present
exciting and practical pro-
grams for caregivers taking
care of loved'ones with
dementia. The workshops
will focus on:
- Alzheimer's Disease -
What is Dementia from 10
a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb.
19; and
- Communicating with
your Loved One with
Alzheimer's from 10 a.m. to
noon Friday, Feb. 20.
Both workshops will be at
Southern Lifestyle, 1297
U.S. 27 N. in Lake Placid.
Lisa Rodriguez, program
specialist for Alzheimer's
Association, will be the
speaker at each workshop.
There is no cost to partici-
pants; for more'information
or to RSVP, call 385-3444.


Special meeting set
for Low Vision
Information Group
SEBRING - A special
meeting has been arranged
for the Low Vision
Information Group to meet
at noon Monday in the club-
house at the Sebring Village
Mobile Home Park on
Schumacher Road. Lunch
will be available for pur-
chase before the meeting.
The featured speaker is
Dr. Sonya Braudway, low
vision specialist from the
Center for Retina and
Macular Diseases. The doc-
tor will present information
about the International
Macular Degeneration
Support Group and play
excerpts from a recent pre-
senter for the IMDSG, Tom
Sullivan.
Sullivan is an actor, singer
and entertainer who
appeared on the Johnny
Carson Show'50 times. He is
currently producing movies
in Hollywood and is a very
popular motivational speaker
who happens to be blind. His
stories will entertain, amaze
and inspire all who listen.
Following Sullivan's audio
presentation, there will be an
open forum for questions


and answers.
The Low Vision
Information Group is organ-
ized through Handicapped
Americans Love of Life
Organization. To be on the
mailing list for notification
of the meetings and guest
speakers, call 471-0052 or
385-1196; e-mail, hal-
loinc@embarqmail.com or
write H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box
7082, Sebring, FL 33872.

Florida Hospital
Chaplain's
Department offers
Grief Support Group
SEBRING - The holidays
that have just past may have
left you in more pain than
joy. It is during this time that
some who has lost a loved
one in the past has had those
emotional scars open, or
maybe you lost someone
recently.
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division offers a free Grief
Support Group beginning at
noon Friday, upstairs in
Conference Room 3, at
Florida Hospital Heartland,
Sun 'N Lake Blvd.. If you
are hurting emotionally con-
tact facilitator Chaplain Bey
Gonzalez at 773-3101, or
call 314-4466 and ask to be
connected.


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Five-Day forecast for Highlands County


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Partly sunny and
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Mostly sunny and
warmer


High 58/Low 23 High 58/Low 28 High 68/Low 41
Winds: NWat 10-20 mph. Winds: NNE at 7-14 mph. Winds: NE at 714 mph.

Retional forecast


Avon Park
59/24
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Sebring
58/23
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Lake Placid
59/29
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Lorlda
59/23


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


Regional summary: Partly sunny and breezy today Clear and cold
tonight. A lull day of sunshine, but cold tomorrow Friday- mostly sunny and
warmer Saturday: sunshine and patchy clouds. Sunday. pleasant with plenty
of sunshine.


Florida cities
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Today Tomorrow
City HI Lo W HI Lo W
Daytona Beach 50 26 s 51 31 s
Ft. Laud. Bch 67 37 pc 62 50 s
Fon Myers 63 32 pc 5.3 38
Gainesville 48 1 53 18 s
Homestead AFB 67 36 pc 61 46 s
Jacksonville 46 18 s 50 22 s
Key Wesa 67 50 p: 56 51 s
Mami 68 37 po 63 49 :
On3ran,:. 52 ,28 , 54- 3 .
Pensacola 52 23 s 56 27 s
Sarasoa E6 j33 s 55 33 .
Talianassee 50 13 s 55 11 s
Tampa 54 32 s 55 36 s
W. Palm Bch 65 35 pc 62 45 s


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Seattle,.
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sunshine

Igh 77/Low 50
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For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity .................. 32%
Expected air temperature ....... 550
Makes it feel like .................... 560

Weather History_
Pacific winds usually regulate San
Francisco's climate. On Feb. 4,
1887, however, 4 inches of snow
accumulated. Excited residents
staged a massive snowball fight.


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Partly sunny and breezy
today. Winds northwest 10-
20 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sun-
shine with average relative humidity
50% and excellent drying condi-
tions. Clear and cold tonight.

Water restrictions
II your address (house numotr) ends in
S..,0 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

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Snow will fall over the Outer Banks of North Carolina, while it tapers off in southeastern Virginia and eastern North
Carolina. As cold air remains in place, snow showers and flurries will occur downwind of the Great Lakes and over
the mid-Atlantic and eastern New England. Temperatures will tumble in the South as the jet stream surges as far
south as northern Florida. The western two-thirds of the nation will remain dry.


Sun and moon -

Today Sunrise .... 7:09 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:11 p.m.
Moonrise 12:58 p.m.
Moonset .... 2:21 a.m.
Thursday Sunrise .... 7:08 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:12 p.m.
Moonrise .. 2:00 p.m.
Moonset .... 3:28 a.m.

.Moon phases


Full Last New First
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(Readings at Archbold Blol
in Lake Placid
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High Tuesday ............
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69 4' s
64 34 s
69 58 pc
62 28 s
67 61 pc
67 57 pc
r,5 46 pc
59 44 s
66 44 s
61 29 s
64 47 s
67 57 pc


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Aiuanta
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Charlotte
Cheyenne
Chicago
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas
Denver
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39 20 s
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40 20 r,
26 15 sl
39 14 pc
57 30 s
16 8 pc
16 13 sf
19 5 sf
52 32 s
62 31 s
17 9 s5
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60 36 a
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............. 72 High ......................... none
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.......... 53 High .............................. 3:24 am.
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News-Sun

SFCC Softball

game, but can't

solve state's

top team

News-Sun photo by
DAN HOEHNE
Lady Panther third-baseman
Kara Watson makes a phe-
nomenal catch of a fading
foul ball, as shortstop Casey
McIntosh looks on, Saturday
in SFCC's season-opening
double-header. Despite
game efforts like this, how-
ever, Santa Fe, the presea-
son number one team in the
state, was a bit too much for
the Panthers, taking 5-1 and
8-0 wins.


PAGE


LIVING


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


NAACP to honor Ali


Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - This
month's NAACP Image
Awards ceremony could be a
real knockout.
The civil-rights group says
boxing great Muhammad Ali
will receive the 2009
President's Award at the Feb.
12 ceremony in Los Angeles.
The award recognizes spe-
cial achievement, and distin-
guished public service.
The group says Ali's
accomplishments in the box-
ing ring are matched by his
record of social activism and
humanitarian efforts.
Halle, Berry and Tyler
Perry are set to host the 40th
annual awards show, which


MCT photo
Boxing legend Muhammad
Ali
will air on Fox TV.
The ceremony falls on the
100th anniversary of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People, and kicks off the
group's yearlong centennial
celebration.


It was a Super Sunday


As is often the case
immediately afterward,
especially with the non-
stop sports media of the
day, opinions get a bit too
excited as to what was just
witnessed..
Don't get me wrong,
Sunday's Super Bowl was,,
indeed, quite super - espe-
cially with expectations
being rather low.
Kind of like that movie
you're not real excited to
see, but you had nothing
else to do so you went to
the theatre and were very
pleasantly surprised.
There were some amaz-
ing plays, unexpected
plays, rapid, out-of-
nowhere shifts of momen-
tum.
But so many talking
heads on Monday were
suggesting this might have
been the best Super Bowl
EVER!
I mean, sure, Ben
Roethlesburger was a mix
between Fran Tarkenton,
Brett Favre and Joe
Montana with his scram-
bling, keeping plays alive
and then making pin-point
throws.
I'd even agree that
Pittsburgh Linebackers
interception, and subse-
quent 100-yard return for a
touchdown as the first half
ended may have been one
of the most spectacular
plays in any Super Sunday
game.
I mean, that particular
play was so unexpected,
created such a huge turn-
around.
Here, Arizona was push-
ing to get in for a touch-
down and take a 14-10 lead
into halftime.
Kurt Warner's throw to


'' -- -

And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne
the goal line was this close
to being completed for the
score.
But suddenly there's
Steeler linebacker, and
recently named defensive
player of the year, James
Harrison, having deked a
rush and dropping back
into coverage, stepping in
front and picking it off.
That right there would
have made it a huge play,
just preventing the points.
But then he starts run-
ning it back, with the final
seconds of the second
quarter ticking off, it sud-
denly is an all-or-nothing
sort of situation.
Cardinal players are
scurrying all around with
chances to tackle him at
various yard-markers all
along his scamper,
By the time he's crossed
midfield, the clock is at
zero and anything short of
getting it into the end zone
will mean he stopped
Arizona from scoring, and
that's it.
Closer he gets, but here
comes Larry Fitzgerald,
careening out 6f bounds,
running around the chain
gang and making a last-
ditch effort to bring him

Continued on page 4B


MCT photo
Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps has gotten
into a little hot water.

Does Michael Phelps

deserve a break?


By JOCELYN NOVECK
Associated Press
NEW YORK - A young
man appears to be smoking
pot at a party. Big deal,
right? Our new president
has freely admitted doing
just that in his youth -
inhaling, too - and it did-
n't derail him one bit. So
should we expect more of
Michael Phelps?
It depends on what we
want and expect our youth-


ful role models to be: ppr-
fect, or flawed like the rest
of us.
And so as the Olympic
swimmer's many corporate
sponsors were wrestling
with their options Monday,
a day after an embarrassing
photo emerged of the deco-
rated athlete appearing to
inhale from a bong, some
were looking at the bright
Continued on page 4B


SFCC Panthers start out hot


News-Sun tile.photos by EU BALURIUUE
SFCC freshman outfielder Greg Smith paced the Panther
offense with four RBI in Sunday's 13-11 win at Central
Florida. Below: Leo Chang came on in relief to get thewin
in the come-from-behind, ten-inning victory.


From the Front
Row...
John Bedell

Anything

Can

Happen!
Anything can happen!
It is a perfect mantra for
basketball coaches head-
ing into the district tour-
naments.
Sebring's Mike Lee
can preach it to his girls
and so can Lake Placid's
Shondra Legree. Avon
Park's Paulette Daley can
use it and so can Walker
Memorial's Bill Farmer.
It may mean totally
different things to differ-
ent teams.
It is hope to the "have-
nots" and a warning to
the "haves."
In the district seedings,
the less impressive your

Continued on page 4B


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
The SFCC Panthers have
been put to the fire in open-
ing the 2009 season, taking
on some top competition and
have responded with back-to-
back wins.
Heading to Ocala Sunday,
the Panthers faced the scor-
ing machine of Central
Florida, who had opened its
season with an 8-3 win over
St. Petersburg and followed it
up with a 22-9 pasting of
Pensacola.
It was SFCC, however, that
had the offense)going early as
the Panthers took a 3-0 lead.
Freshman starter, and for-
mer Blue Streak, Adam
Simmons had been cruising
along fine through the first
three innings - but against a
hard-hitting team like
Central, there is little room
for error.
Two walks, a hit and an
error plated one run, a grand-
slam homer brought four
more in and before the inning
was over, seven had crossed
the plate for a 7-3 SFCC
deficit.
The Panthers responded
with two in the fifth, but the
Patriots plated three and.
another one in the sixth for
an 11-5 lead.
Relievers Russell Kastor
and Leo Chang then pulled
the reins tight and kept
Central scoreless over the
next four innings while
SFCC chipped away.


Three runs came home in
the eighth and two more in
the ninth tied it to send it into
the tenth, where two more
runs sealed the 13-11, come-
from-behind win.
Chang got the win on the
mound while the offense was
powered by Greg Smith's
four RBI, Tom Sicking's
three hits and Matt Devlin,
Ethan Lovell, Ryan Williams
and Chaz Abeln ripping two
hits each.
"It was great to play this
type of. game early -in the
year," head coach Rick Hitt
said. "It took every position
player and every available
arm to get the job done and
each guy played a roll in the
outcome."
But while this sort of game
is a key character builder
early in the season, Hitt was
assuredly glad for the type of
game their season-opening,
10-3 win over Palm Beach
Saturday.
In a battle of the Panthers,
it was the :'beach cats' that
came in rankedseventh in the
state pre-season poll.
By the time the SFCC got
done with them, they were
knocked into the 'also receiv-
ing votes' category.
After scoring single runs in
the first two innings, South
Florida broke it open in the
third 'with seven runs on a
combination of hits and Palm
Beach errors.
Devlin brought home two
Continued on page 4B


Well's Roofing wins Project


Graduation golf scramble


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Golfers
and event volunteers braved
Saturday's blustery weather
to participate in Project
Graduation's Golf Scramble
at Placid Lakes Country
Club.
The effort paid off for
Billy Bonecutter of Lake
Placid, whose team not only
came in first place with a


score of 61, but Bonecutter
himself also won the putting
contest which netted him a
crisp $100 bill.
Bonecutter's team, spon-
sored by Wells Roofing, also
included Scott Baker, Tony
Mendez and Muzaffar Abbas.
The foursome reported that
they had three eagles on the
day to snag the $250 prize.


Proceeds for the event,
expected to be approximately
$3,000 will go to Lake Placid
High School's Project
Graduation.
Project Graduation pro-
vides a chaperoned drug and
alcohol free all-night event
for the graduates to keep
them safe through graduation
evening.


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Lakes Country Club Saturday. Billy Bonecutter, holding his Ben Hogan putter, flashes his
winning $100 bill.


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Page 2B


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
Arizona 32, Philadelphia 25
Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 14
SUPER BOWL
Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
PRO BOWL
Sunday, Feb. 8
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)



EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 40 9 .816 -
Philadelphia 23 23.500151/2
New York 21 26.447 18
New Jersey 21 27.438181/2
Toronto 19 30 .388 21
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Orlando 36 11 .766 -
Atlanta 27 20.574 9
Miami 26 21 .553 10
Charlotte 19 29 .396171/2
Washington 10 38 .208261/2
Central Division
W L Pct.GB
Cleveland 37 9 .804 -
Detroit 25 21 .543 12
Milwaukee 24 27.471151/2
Chicago 21 27 .438 17
Indiana 19 29 .396 19
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 33 14 .702 -
New Orleans 28 17 .622 4
Houston 29 19.60441/2
Dallas 28 19.596 5
Memphis 12 35 .255 21
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 31 16 .660 -
Portland 30 17.638 1
Utah 27 22.551 5
Minnesota 16 30 .348141/2
Oklahoma City 11 37.229201/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
*L.A. Lakers 38 9 .809 -
Phoenix 26 20.56511 1/2
Golden State 15 34.306 24
Sacramento 11 39.220281/2
L.A. Clippers 10 38 .20828 1/2
Monday's Games
Dallas 105, Orlando 95
Memphis 113, Washington 97
Miami 119, L.A. Clippers 95
L.A. Lakers 126, New fork 117
Portland 97, New Orleans 89
Phoenix 129, Sacramento 81
Utah 105, Charlotte 86
San Antonio 110, Golden State 105, OT
Tuesday's Games
Boston at Philadelphia, late
Toronto at Cleveland, late
Minnesota at Indiana, late
Milwaukee at New Jersey, late
Chicago at Houston, late
San Antonio at Denver, late
Wednesday's Games
L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.
Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Chicago at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 32 15 3 67157125
N.Y. Rangers 29 18 4 62132134
Philadelphia 26 14 9 61159145
Pittsburgh 24 22 5 53157157
N.Y. Islanders 15 29 5 35123169
Northeast Division
W L OTPIsGF GA
Boston 37 8 6 80178113
Montreal 28 16 6 62 154 143
Buffalo 26 20 5 57151 143
Toronto 19 23 8 46149182
Ottawa 17 24 7 41116142
Southeast Division
W L OTPts GF GA
Washington 32 15 4 68166147
Carolina 25 21 5 55 128 147
Florida 23 18 8 54138138
Tampa Bay 17 23 10 44129157
Atlanta 17 29 5 39148181
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 32 11 7 71 183147
Chicago 27 13 8 62161123
Columbus 24 21 5 53136142
Nashville 22 24 3 47119141
St. Louis 20 24 5 45 141 156
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 30 15 4 641571.45
Edmonton 25 21 3 53138151
Minnesota 25 21 3 53128114
Vancouver 22 20 8 52143146
Colorado 24 26 1 49142 157
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 36 7 5 77167112
Anaheim 26 22 5 57152148
Phoenix 24 22 5 53129150


Dallas 23 18 7 53143157
Los Angeles 20 21 7 47125137
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Monday's Games
Detroit 4, St. Louis 3, SO
Colorado 4, Calgary 3
Anaheim 3, Buffalo 2
Tuesday's Games
St. Louis at Columbus, late
Washington at New Jersey, late
Atlanta at N.Y. Rangers, late
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Thursday.
12. Purdue (17-4) did not play. Next: at
Ohio State, Tuesday, late.
13. Michigan State (17-4) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 19 Minnesota,
Wednesday.
14. Memphis (18-3) did not play. Next:
at SMU, Wednesday.
15. UCLA (17-4) did not play. Next: vs.
Southern Cal, Wednesday.
16. Texas (15-5) did not play. Next: vs.
Missouri, Wednesday.
17. Villanova (17-4) did not play. Next:
at Providence, Wednesday.
18. Gonzaga (16-4) did not play. Next:
at Portland, Thursday.
19. Minnesota (18-3) did not play. Next:
at No. 13 Michigan State, Wednesday.
20. Syracuse (17-5) did not play. Next:
vs. West Virginia, Wednesday. .
21. Kansas (18-4) beat Baylor 75-65.
Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday.
22. Washington (16-5) did not play.
Next: at California, Thursday.
23. Illinois (18-4) did not play. Next: at
Wisconsin, Thursday.
24. Arizona State (16-5) did not play.
Next: at Oregon, Thursday.
25. Utah State (21-1) did not play. Next:
vs. New Mexico State, Thursday.


Monday
No. 1 Connecticut (21-0) did not play.
Next: vs. Rutgers, Tuesday, late.
No. 2 Oklahoma (19-2) beat No. 12
Tennessee 80-70. Next: at Oklahoma
State, Sunday.
No. 3 California (18-2) did not play.
Next: at Washington, Friday.
No. 4 Duke (18-2) beat Boston College
69-58. Next: at No. 17 Virginia,
Thursday.
No. 5 Louisville (20-2) did not play.
Next: vs. Syracuse Tuesday, late.
No. 6 Auburn (21-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Mississippi, Thursday.
No. 7 Stanford (17-4) did not play.
Next: at Washington State, Friday.
No. 8 Baylor (17-3) did not play. Next:
at Nebraska, Wednesday.
No. 8 North Carolina (19-3) did not
play. Next: vs. Virginia Tedh, Thursday.
No. 10 Texas A&M (17-3) did not play.
Next: at No. 21 Iowa State, Wednesday.
No. 11 Florida (20-2) did not play. Next:
at Alabama, Thursday.
No. 12 Tennessee (16-5) lost to No. 2
Oklahoma 80-70. Next: vs. Georgia,
Thursday.
No. 13 Maryland (17-4) beat No. 15
Florida State 72-71. Next: vs. North


Carolina State, Thursday.
No. 14 Ohio State (18-3) did not play.
Next: vs. Purdue, Thursday.
No. 15 Florida State (18-5) lost to No.
13 Maryland 72-71. Next: at Bostoh
College, Thursday.
No. 16 Texas (15-5) did not play. Next:
at Oklahoma State, Thursday.
No. 17 Virginia (18-4) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 4 Duke, Thursday.
No. 18 Kansas State (18-2) did not
play. Next: vs. Missouri, Wednesday.
No. 19 Notre Dame (16-4) did not play.
Next: at No. 22 Pittsburgh, Tuesday.
No. 20 Vanderbilt (17-5) did not play.
Next: at Mississippi State, Thursday.
No. 21 Iowa State (16-4) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 10 Texas A&M,
Wednesday.
No. 22 Pittsburgh (16-4) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 19 Notre Dame, Tuesday,
late.
No. 23 Xavier (19-4) did not play. Ne**
at Richmond, Saturday.
No. 24 DePaul (17-5) did not'play. Next:
vs. Georgetown, Wednesday.
No. 25 South Dakota State (21-2) beat
IPFW 83-56. Next: at Western Illinois,
Saturday.


BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Acquired LHP
Rich Hill from Chicago (NL) for a player
to be named.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES-Agreed to terms
with INF Casey Kotchman on a one
year-contract.
CHICAGO CUBS-Traded RHP Michael
Wuertz to Oakland for OF Richie
Robnett and INF Justin Sellers.
CINCINNATI REDS-Agreed to terms
with C Humberto Cota on a minor
league contract. Announced the retire-
ment of C Ryan Jorgensen.
COLORADO ROCKIES-Agreed to
terms with RHP Josh Fogg on a minor
league contract.
American Association
EL PASO DIABLOS-Signed RHP Derek
Bennett.
FORT WORTH CATS-Traded RHP Matt
Reilly to Sioux Falls for RHP Kelly
Casares.
ST. PAUL SAINTS-Signed LHP Adam
Cox.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS-Signed INF
Alex Llanos.
Can-Am League
BROCKTON ROX-Claimed OF BJ
Weed off waivers from Worcester.
Northern League
SCHAUMBURG FLYERS-Agreed to
terms with INF Jason Colson.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
ST. LOUIS RAMS-Named Sylvester
Croom running backs coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
NHL-Suspended Los Angeles D Denis
Gauthier five games as a result of a
blow to the head delivered to Montreal
D Josh Gorges during a Jan. 31 game.
Suspended Pittsburgh F Tyler Kennedy
one game for involvement in an alterca-
tion in a Jan. 31 game against Toronto.
ATLANTA THRASHERS-Activated D
Garnet Exelby from injured reserve.
Placed F Jim Slater on injured reserve.
BOSTON BRUINS-Assigned G Tuukka
Rask to Providence (AHL).
BUFFALO SABRES-Recalled D Mike
Weber from Portland (AHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS-Reassigned
LW Pascal Pelletier to Rockford (AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled D
Davis Drewiske from Manchester
(AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS-Fired coach
Craig Hartsburg. Named Cory Clouston
coach.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Sent D Luca
Sbisa to Lethbridge (WHL).
PHOENIX COYOTES-Recalled D David
Schlemko from San Antonio (AHL).
American Hockey League
AHL-Suspended San Antonio RW
Francis Lessard one game'for actions in
a Jan. 31 game at Worcester.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


Lake Placid


Sebring


THURSDAY: Softball at DeSoto Classic,TBA
FRIDAY: Girls Basketball hosts DistrictToumament, vs. Booker, if necessary, 7:30 p.m.
MONDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto,TBA
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto,TBA


THURSDAY: Softball at PreSeason Classic, Immokalee,TBA
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Sebring, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball hosts District
Toumament,TBA
MONDAY: Baseball at DeSoto Classic,TBA; Softball at Moore Haven, 5/7 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: Boys Basketball at DistrictTournament, DeSoto,TBA
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto,TBA


� . TODAY: Baseball vs. Seminole C.C., 5 p.m.
STHURSDAY: Softball vs. Lake Sumter C.C., 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Sumter C.C., 6 p.m.; Softball at Wamer Southern
o Toumament,TBA
SFCC


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Week-long, South Florida
Panther homestand
AVON PARK - The Panther Softball
and Baseball teams opened up a combi-
nation 4-day, 9-game homestand
Tuesday, Feb. 3, so come on out and
enjoy some early season Softball and
Baseball at the Panther Athletic
Complex..
Concessions all week and a 50/50 cash
drawing at each game with several first
pitch guests.
The Lady Panther Softball team got
the action underway as they hosted
Seminole CC on Panther Softball Field
Wednesday in a double-header.
Today, the Panther Baseball team will
host Seminole at 5 p.m. at Panther Field
on Orange White Spirit Day, to recognize
the student government officers of
SFCC as they will be our guests to throw
out the first pitch.
Thursday is a Softball/ Baseball
Doubleheader:
The Lady Panthers get it started at 5
p.m. when they host the Lakers of Lake
Sumter for a doubleheader.
Baseball will get under way at 6 p.m.
as they take on the Warriors of Webber
International.
Come on out as our first pitch guests
for the evening will be SFCC Vice
Presidents Dr. Leana Revell, and Mr.
Glenn Little.
Friday concludes the homestand for
the week as the Lake Sumter Lakers visit
Panther Baseball Field for an early
evening game beginning at 4 p.m.
Our guests for Friday's first pitch will
be members of our distinguished SFCC
Board of Trustees. We look forward to
seeing you all at the SFCC Athletic
Complex this week. Thank you for your
support.

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 - wh6 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
AB C.
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.





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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.






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S"The Ride of Tneir Lives," the
NASCAR documentary narrated
by actor Kevin Costier. is some-
thing special. If possible, watch it
In high-def. Here's hoping the
DVD is eventually released in
Blu-ray, but it's been running on
Showtime lately.
> The new format or mle Budweis
er Shootout is tricied-up and si-
ly. For 30 years the race honoredc
pole winners. Now n's being
changed, at least partlv because
Budweiser is no longer IJASCAP's
official Deer and sponsor ot rhe
pole award. Coors Light is now
NASCAR's Drew of choice.
i Joey Logano is almost surely
going to oe the
youngest driver
ever to compete
In the Daytona
500. He won't
turn 19 until
May 24. It will
be interesting
to watch a rela.
tionship develop LOGANO
between Logarno
and star spangled crew cnef
Greg Zipadell.
h It wlli also De Intres.ting to
watch how Tony Stewart and
Ryan Newman fare at Stewarr.
Haas Racing. wrhih the twiinaee
champion now controls. A huge
upgrade - the team was former.

pull it off.
t Tnis is oOuOusl', a make-or-
oreak year for Casey Mears. who
has moved from Ganassi to Hen-
drick and now Richard Childress
Racing. Childress is a keen ob-
server but so far, the Mears re-
sume mainly consists of one vic-
tory. Mears is one of the sport's
Snice guys, but that won't be
enough if he squanders this op-
portunity.
o> Matt Kenseth needs to hit the
track running.
The recent pat-
tem has been
for the 2003
Winston Cup
champion to
start slowly
then get hot
enough in the
summer to eke
into the Chase. KENSETH
1 Since there's a
huge body of evidence to sup-
port it, please note that a victory
in the Daytona 500 does not a
season make. Ask Ryan New-
man. In recent years, only Jim-
mie Johnson (2006) has won the
championship after opening the
season with a victory in the 500.
>- The Daytona 500 is reportedly
far from a sellout. Grandstand
tickets are now available for as
little as $55 each.


2008 FINAL STANDINGS
SPRINT CUP
1. Jimmie Johnson 6,684
2. Carl Edwards - 69
3. Greg Biffle -217
4. Koe.in Harvl,~i 2-6
5. Ciint Boiver 31:13
6. Jeff Burton 3-14
7. Jeft Gordon 6
8. Denny Hsmlin 4 7::)
9. Tony Stewart 4-82
10. Kvie Buschr -49
11. Mant K-nseln 5- 5
12. Dale Earnrardrl .r 557

NATIONWIDE SERIES
1. Cint lBow yer __ .132
2. Carl Edvarlds .21
3. Brad Veselowsvi 338
4. David Ragan 607
5. Mlwe Bliss 614
6. Kyle BuSch 6.71
7. Davia Reuinlman,, 744
8. Mike Wallace 1 ::4
9. Jason Lerner 1.046
10. Marcos Ambrose 1 141

CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES
1. Johnny Benson 3.725
2. Ron Homada. 7
3. Todd Bodirie - 104
4. Enil Darrnell 313
5. Man Crahton 333
6. Mir e Silnnrer 362
7. Rich Crawford . 41
8. Dennris Sezrr 528
9. Jack. Sprague 600
10. Terry Coo. __ 652




I- Who's hot -
Tori', Stet.ar i
lahturers. fren
Tor.mes O
- ~. Che.rr.urll rut
still ms nni ,-, I,-,
get a spot ,n i.ne
Budw~i-l"er
STEWART Shootout, which
he's won three
times.
I,, Who's not -
Dave Blaney
would have a
spot in the
- Shootout, but
o'e n unfortunately, he
doesn't have a
LAE todSprint Cup car
BLANEY to drive in it.


I If you have a question or a comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, PO. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053
Q Sprint Cup

New season begins with Budweiser Shootout


* Race: Budweiser Shootout
* Where: Daytona (Beach, Fla.) International
Speedway (2.5 mi.), 75 laps/187.5 miles, two
segments (25 and 50 laps).
* When: Saturday, Feb. 7.
* Last year's winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevro-
let.
* Qualifying record: Jamie McMurray, Dodge,
181.111 mph, Nov. 14, 2003.
* Overview: The 31st running of this all-star event
has a new basis - manufacturers, instead.of pole
winners. The 28-car lineup will include seven driv-
ers r~pr.--:rinng each of the four makes: Chevro-
let, Ford, Toyota and Dodge.
* Probable Chevrolet drivers: Jimmie Johnson,
Kevin Harvick. Casey Mears, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gor-
don, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart.
a Probable Ford drivers: Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle,
Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Jamle McMurray, Paul
Menard and Bobby Labonte.


MARCOS AMBROSE


* Probable Toyota drivers: Denny Hamlin, Joey
Logano, Kyle Busch, Brian Vickers, David Reuti-
mann, Michael Waltrip and Scott Speed.
* Probable Dodge drivers: Kasey Kahne, David
Stremme, Kurt Busch, Reed Sorenson. Elliott
Sadler, Robby Gordon and A.J. Allmendinger.
* Oddities: Stewart drove a Toyota last year but is
now in.a Chevy, Bobby Labonte drove a Dodge last
year but Is now In a Ford (that was a Toyota). Rob-
by Gordon will drive a Dodge but switch to a Toyota
for the rest of the season's events.
* History: Launched as the Busch Clash in 1979,
the name changed to Bud Shootout in 1998 and
Budweiser Shootout in 2001. Multiple winners in-
clude Dale Earnhardt (six), Dale Jarrett (three),
Stewart (three) and two-time winners Neil Bonnett,
Ken Schrader, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
* Blast from the past: In 1987, Bill Elliott won the
race at an average speed of 197.802 mph, the
fastest sanctioned race In the history of NASCAR.


SPRINT CUP


John Clark / NASCAR This Week
2008 Budweiser Shootout winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.


No. 47 LITTLE DEBBIE TOYOTA


John Clark / NASCAR This Week
Marcos Ambrose will move from the Nationwide Series, where he earned his first win in 2008, to the Sprint Cup Series in 2009; Ambrose
has 11 career Sprint Cup starts, with a career-best finish of third at Watkins Glen last year.







Let's Race, Mate



Ambrose looking to make impact on the Sprint Cup level


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
Marcos Ambrose, the Aussie who has
been competing regularly in the Nation-
wide and Camping World Truck series,
is making a bid for Raybestos Rookie of
the Year in Sprint Cup this year.
To be more specific, ex-road racer
Ambrose, 32, is from Launceston, on the
Australian island of Tasmania. It's an in-
teresting time to be a NASCAR rookie
contender.
"We're really familiar to a unique deal
with the testing ban and everything," he
said. "There's no track time, and I feel
like I'm really a rookie out there at the
Cup level."
Ambrose didn't perform like a rookie
on Aug. 10, 2008, when he finished third


at Watkins Glen, N.Y., in only his third
Cup race. He has struggled thus far in
limited Cup races on ovals, though he
was a creditable 18th at Phoenix in the
next-to-last race of 2008.
"I feel like I've got a great ride, a
great seat, great sponsors. Everything's
just perfect," said Ambrose, "except I
don't have quite the seat time for myself
to feel like I'm comfortable and confi-
dent yet.
"When you get to this stage in your ca-
reer and you get a chance to do a full-
time Cup ride, you should know what
you're doing, so I'm going to go back and
rely on my knowledge over the years
about being a professional driver."
Ambrose is competing for JTG
Daugherty Racing, a first-year team


partly owned by former NBA star and
current NASCAR broadcaster Brad
Daugherty. The team is aligned closely
with Michael Waltrip Racing. Ambrose
will drive the No. 47 Little Debbie Toy-
ota.
"I feel I can use my experiences in the
past to go anywhere and do anything as
far as road racing is concerned," he said.
"This oval stuff is very unique and a real
challenge to get used to.
"Before I came to NASCAR, I'd never
driven on an oval. Not a dirt track or as-
phalt track or anything. My learning
curve has been steep. ... I'm learning
every day, but at this Cup level, there's
nowhere to hide. You have to basically
be on your game. I feel like ... I'm ready
to go."


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UM2
Allmendinger S Speed

AJ. Allmendinger vs.
Scott Speed
Speed, who profited from an ap-
prenticeship in ARCA and trucks, re-
placed Allmendinger at Team Red
Bull. Allmendinger signed with
Richard Petty Motorsports, but un-
less additional sponsorship is se-
cured, he will compete in only select-
ed races. Allmendinger struggled in
his first Sprint Cup season, 2007,
but fared much better last year,
though not well enough, apparently,
to keep his job.
NASCAR This Week's Monte Dutton
gives his take: "If the roles had been
reversed - Speed thrown into Cup
right away, and Allmendinger appren-
ticing in development series, this
might have all beeh different."


Dear NASCAR This Week,
I am a NASCAR fan-since 1974, at
Darlington, S.C., where I was at the
Southem 500 that year.
The chasefor speed is impaired by
restrictor-plate racing. I am not in agree-
ment with (it). The cars, as safe as they
have been made now, should be allowed
to perform at the highest level possible.
The Formula One cars and Indy cars are
fast ... really fast Speed is speed...
..: When wil NASCAR go green and
abolish restrictor-plate racing? Hopefully,
in the next five to seven years. We need
it for the sport to advance into the 21st
century and global appeal to go
stronger....
Jerry L Ferdll Jr.
Goldsboro, N.C.
We sympathize, but an end to plate
racing Isn't imminent Most drivers and
teams would oppose it They've grown ac-
customed to it, and its only in place for
four races each year.
NASCAR This Week welcomes letters
to the editor, but please be aware that we
have room foronlya few each week
We'll do our best to select the best, but
individual replies are impossible due to
the bulk of mail received. Please do not
send stamped and self-addressed en-
velopes with your letters, which should be
addressed to:
NASCAR This Week
The Gaston Gazette
PO. Box 1538
Gastonia, N.C. 28053


Hammond back in the day
Jeff Hammond, now a familiar
face on NASCAR telecasts, was a
crewman at the Daytona 500 in
1979, when his team's driver, Cale
Yarborough, crashed.along.with Don-
nie Allison while racing for the lead
on the final lap. The crash's after-
math included a victory by Richard
Petty and a fight at the inside of turn
four involving Yarborough and broth-
ers Donnie and Bobby Allison. "I re-
member looking over at Junior (John-
son, owner of Yarborough's car) and
thinking, 'If the boss man isn't run-
ning down there, he must not think
it's a big enough deal' ... so I start-
ed cleaning up the pits." Later Ham-
mond asked Johnson why he didn't
join the fray. "He said, 'He (Yarbor-
ough) started it. He can finish It,'"
Hammond recalled.


Speed names Johnson top performer of 2008


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
Jimmie Johnson, named re-
cently as the Speed cable/satel-
lite channel's Performer of the
Year, will be honored at the
Speed Performance Awards, to
be aired on Feb. 5 at 10:30 p.m.
EST.
Mario Andretti and Speed
President Hunter Nickell an-
nounced that Johnson had won
the award during the recent
Sprint Media Tour. Johnson re-
ceived the Mario Andretti Tro-
phy. He won the honor in vot-
ing by a 15-member panel that


included Andretti, "Wind Tun-
nel" host Dave Despain, broa-
casters Bob Varsha and Ralph
Sheheen, writers Robin Miller
and Tom Jensen and drivers
Tommy Kendall and Dorsey
Schroeder.
The winner was determined
by average ballot position.
Johnson, who has won the past
three Sprint Cup titles, scored
3.2, followed by Tony Schu-
macher (3.7), Lewis Hamilton
(3.7), Scott Dixon (4.4), Valenti-
no Rossi (5.1) and Felipe Massa
(6.9).


Limited deal - Motorcraft
will sponsor the famed Wood
Brothers and driver Bill Elliott
for 12 Siirint Cup races this
year.
The historic team wrill likely
run only a limited schedule this
year.
"Ford's appreciation for our
loyalty throughout the years is
what kept us going, and, in turn,
we keep on going for them, too,"
said Wood Brothers Racing co-
owner Len Wood.
The team's schedule includes
the Daytona 500, as well as ear-


ly races at Atlanta (March 8),
Texas (April 5), Charlotte (May
24) and Michigan (June 14).



Honored - The North Caroli-
na Motorsports Association
awarded former driver and
longtime owner Richard Chil-
dress its Achievement in Motor-
sports Tribute Award at a ban-
quet in Concord, N.C.
Childress has been a Cup
owner for 40 years, but the
award was also for "his compas-
sion and philanthropic efforts
off the track, and for his indi-


vidual integrity and character."
The 2008 winner of the award
was Richard Petty.



Two tapped - Pro football
star Randy Moss' Camping
World Truck Series team will
use rookie Tayler Malsam and
former champion Mike Skinner
as drivers this year.
The 19-year-old Malsam, who
was ninth in last year's ARCA
standings, will drive the No. 81,
while Skinner takes over the
No. 46. Malsam's number is also
Moss' in the NFL.


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Role model for a fish, maybe


Continued from 113
side.
"We should grab this
teachable moment." said Lisa
Bain. executive editor of
Parenting magazine. "lt's a
good opportunity to talk to
your kids about role models.
They're human. They're not
gods."
"Any conversation you can
have with your kids about the
choices people make, espe-
cially those they hold up as
role models, is a good thing,"
Bain said.
To her and to many others,
there's 'no question that
Phelps is a role model for
young kids, as opposed to,
say. a mere celebrity endors-
er. Only role models appear
on Kellogg's cereal boxes,
for example. And that com-
plicates the problems for this
young man, whose journey to
eight gold medals in Beijing
last year captivated the
world.
"Breakfast cereal - that's
really speaking to kids
between 6 and 12," said
Marian Salzman, known as a
trendspotter in the advertis-
ing industry. "He has big,
important deals, in a terrible
economy. This is just
wacky."
But that doesn't mean
Phelps, 23. doesn't deserve a
break, says Salzman, chief
marketing officer of the
Porter Novelli public rela-
tion� firm. She blames his
handlers, who should have
done a much better job pro-
tecting him from the foibles
of youth, from newly won
freedom, and from piles of
money.
"He's probably a nice boy
who didn't get enough guid-
ance.' said Salzman - espe-
cially after a drunken driving
arrest following the 2004
Olympics. "I think he accom-
plished that huge dream in
Beijing, and then his people
just relaxed."
Of course, smoking pot,
assuming that's what Phelps
was inhaling from that bong,
is not nearly as serious as
endangering lives on the
road.
Indeed, perceptions of
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since 1987, when federal
appellate judge Douglas
Ginsburg withdrew from con-
sideration for the Supreme
Court after reports surfaced
about his smoking marijuana
while a student and a law
professor.
In 1992, candidate Bill
Clinton admitted he'd tried it
as a student in England, did-
n't like it, and, famously, did-
n't inhale.
Fast forward to 2006,
when Barack Obama said just
as famously: "I inhaled fre-
quently. That was the point."
Still, as Bain points out,
"No matter what we may
have done in our youth, you
can't be saying to kids that
it's not so bad. First, it's ille-
gal. And also, it can lead peo-
ple to make bad choices."
The Phelps affair is sure to
revive the debate over
whether athletes should even
be considered role models. "I
don't think they are,"
Salzman said. "We have a
tendency to deify people who
are great at one thing. We
assume they're great at
everything. When we want
them to be infallible, aspira-
tional, perfect, it never
works."
Especially in 2009, when a
simple visit to a party can be
recorded on a cell phone
camera. "The whole question
of role models is a big prob-
lem in the age of 24/7 con-
nectivity," she said.
So maybe our expectations
of a 23-year-old exploring his
freedom and new celebrity
are too great. On the other
hand, Phelps signed contracts
with morals and behavior
clauses, which allow spon-
sors to cancel deals over
egregious behavior, noted
Carol Weston, an author of
books for young girls and the
advice columnist for Girls'
Life magazine.
"He knew he was being
hired not just because of his
accomplishments in the pool,
but also for his ongoing
behavior in public," Weston
said. "It's part of the deal."
That said, Phelps' apology
sounded genuine to her. "It
wasn't the lame, 'sorry-if-
anyone-got-offended' kind,"


she said. And in the athlete's
defense, she added: "I often
think, 'Wow, he spent a lot of
time underwater. When did
he even get to hang out with
friends?"'
It remains to be seen what
happens with Phelps' spon-
sors. Apparel company
Speedo, luxury Swiss watch-
maker Omega and sports
beverage PureSport all say
they support him. But other
big sponsors, such as Visa
Inc. and Kellogg Co., aren't
talking yet.
His agency, Octagon, said
Phelps has spoken personally
with his sponsors to apolo-
gize and that the agency was
encouraged by his sponsors'
support.
Weston, the author, fears
that if Phelps emerges
unscathed, parents seeking a
teachable- moment are going
to have a tricky situation on
their hands. "If this all works
out for him, parents are
going to have a pretty hard
time saying drugs are bad,"
she said.
Whatever happens, syndi-
cated ethics columnist Randy
Cohen sees a different prob-
lem. He takes no issue with
possible pot smoking - only
with what he sees as
hypocrisy implicit in Phelps'
apology.
"So the guy smokes pot,"
Cohen said. "For once I'd
like someone to say, 'Yeah, I
smoke pot, it's harmless and
I enjoy it."' Instead, he said,
Phelps is lying by pretending
he'll never do it again.
As for whether Phelps is a
role model for kids, Cohen
dismisses the notion that any
athlete or celebrity, for that
matter, should be seen that
way.
"The people who should be
shaping our kids' conduct are
parents, friends, people they
know in the community,"
Cohen said. "Michael
Phelps' glory is that he's an
incredibly talented swimmer.
Unless your child happens to
be a fish, why do you want
him to be a role model?"

Associated Press writer Emily
Fredrix in Milwaukee, Wis., con-
tributed to this report.


Tourney time for Highlands teams
Continued from 1B and they have plenty of time Memorial travels to
record, the more impressive to get ready for you. Kissimee for the District 9-
'our first round opponent. Those opponents have 1A tournament. Avon Park
So as a coach prepares the seniors that desperately want hosts the girls 4A-District 1(
earn of Davids for their one more game, just like showdown featuring the
Joliath, he or she reminds your seniors. Lady Streaks and Lady
hem of all the things that Your seniors can get dis- Devils.
could go their way. tracted. They have lots on The championship game i
After all this is a one their minds and it isn't all this Saturday night.
ame, one loss and you're basketball. Lake Placid hosts 3A-
)ut contest. So Coach Luther Clemons District 10 tournament.
A sprained ankle to a key at Avon Park and Princeton Action there gets underway
opponent might make all the Harris at Sebring are telling Friday and the championship1
difference. Basketball play their own version of Goliath game is Saturday night.
rs get the lu like anyone to "Be ready because any- So girls basketball fans

Foul trouble on a key thing can happen!" have plenty of action to
inside player can be a back- Coach Veley at Lake enjoy right here in the coun-
breaker. So all you Davids, Placid and Coach Levon ty this week.
be ready for anything. Stukes at Walker Memorial Next week Avon Park and
"Anything can happen" is have their own version. Sebring will travel to
Warning to the Goliaths. They may point to a half DeSoto High School for
Maybe twice during the reg- of particularly good basket- their tournament.
lar season you squashed ball and work to get their Lake Placid will be at
your opponent like those team to build on that. McKeel in Lakeland and
stray oranges rolling around They may be considering Walker Memorial will be at
on U.S. 27. Now you have to a new in-bounds play or Sonrise Christian School in
lo it a third time. Your maybe they are tweaking a Lakeland.
opponent knows your trapping defense. Fans get ready.
strengths and weaknesses This week Walker Anything can happen.


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Magic's Nelson out with shoulder injury


By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Associated Press
ORLANDO - All-Star
point guard Jameer Nelson
has a torn fabrurn in his right
shoulder and most likely will
be out at least several weeks
for the Orlando Magic.
An MRI exam revealed the
injury Tuesday. the team


Nelson left the Magic's
105-95 loss to the Mavericks
on Monday night in the third
quarter after he was fouled
by Dallas center Erick
Dampier and hit the floor.
Nelson came up bent over
and clutching his right shoul-
der before heading to the
locker room in pain.


Southeast division-leading
Magic with a major hole.
Orlando does not have a
third point guard behind
backup Anthony Johnson.
The Magic will likely have
to sign another point guard,
or convert shooting guards
J.J. Reddick and Courtney


It was great, for another reason


Continued from 1B
down.
But in making the tackle,
he falls under Harrison,
preventing him from hitting
the ground just before the
goal line - instead bouncing
and sliding over him to
break the plane.
And suddenly, instead of
14-10 Cardinals, it's 17-7
Steelers.
Give Arizona credit, with
that being the play going
into the half, it seemed the
tide had shifted and the
Cardinals were doomed.
But they hung tough,
fought back to make it an
extraordinarily exciting fin-
ish - nearly pulling off an
incredible comeback before


a debatable call was made
and NOT thoroughly
reviewed dashed their final
hope.
And that's not even men-
tioning the tippy-toe catch
by Santonio Holmes in the
corner of the end zone for
the winning score, or the
mad dash through the mid-
dle of the Steeler secondary
by Fitzgerald that had
given Arizona the lead with
just a little over two-and-a-
half minutes left.
It was a phenomenal
game, and given the current
state of things in our coun-
try, for a whole lot of peo-
ple, it perhaps brought a
welcome, exciting escape


for a few hours.
One of the most exciting
games we've seen in a
Super Bowl? Sure.
One of the best games to
decide the NFL champion?
I'll definitely give you that.
But are the superlatives
and comparisons really
necessary?
Let's just be happy that
sports did what it really is
meant to do, provide us
with some entertainment
for a night and forget about
things for a while.
We sorely needed it.

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


Two down, 52 to go


Continued from 1B
in the frame, with Sicking,
Williams, Lovell and Austin
Gaines each plating a runner
in the outburst.
Sophomore Chaz Abeln
went four innings on the
hill, giving up a lone run
and three hits while striking
out four, before the early
season pitch count moved
him to first base the remain-
der of the game.
"After the rain-out (of the
original season opener at
Lake Sumter Friday), we
were real anxious to play,"
Abeln said. "It felt good on
the mound, it was real good
weather to pitch in."
A little hiccup in the sixth
saw Palm's Panthers get two


runs in, one on a balk, but
SFCC got one of those back
when Sicking tripled to
deep center and came in on
a Lovell grounder.
"I'm happy for them,"
Hitt said afterward.
"They've been working
really hard for about three
weeks and theywere really,
really ready to get out there
and play. I saw some really
good things. We had some
timely hitting, good pitch-
ing and the defense really
played well."
But he was cautious to
not get ahead of himself
with the excitement of
opening day.
"It's always exciting to
come out for the first one,"


'It's always

exciting to come

out for the first

one.'

RICKHITT
SFCC head coach

he said. "To come out and
play with that level of
enthusiasm. But the key
now is, to follow that up and
be ready to play at that level
for the next 53."
Make that 52 now, with
the next test coming today
as South Florida hosts
Seminole at 5 p.m.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC-09-26
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDITH B. MCGEHEE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
,The administration of the estate of EDITH
B. MCGEHEE, deceased, whose date of death
was July 24, 2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL .33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney 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 FEBRUARY 4,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Dorothy Vree
6808 74th Place
Schererville, Indiana 46375-3471
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Ride
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (8.63) 465-1111
Fax: (863) 465-8100
February 4, 11,2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000009
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as
Trustee under Pooling and Servicing
Agreement dated as of May 1,2007
Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC
Trust 2007-BR3 Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2007-BR3,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Daniel P. Leal and Janeen C. Leal, Husband
and Wife; Capital One Bank (USA), National
Association f/k/a Capital One Bank; Asset
Acceptance, LLC; Sylvan Shores
Homeowners Association, Inc..; Unknown
Parties In Possession #1; Unknown Parties In
Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown
Parties claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said Unknown Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS - PROPERTY
TO: Daniel P. Leal; ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
1535 Pinetop Terrace, Lake Placid, FL 33852
and Janeen C. Leal; ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE ,LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
1535 Plnetop Terrace, Lake Placid, FL 33852
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if ei-
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,


creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s); and the
aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants as may be infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
LOT 463, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES,
SECTION 0, ACCORDING, TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 1535 Plnetop
Terrace, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
This action as been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-


1050 eals
ten defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISH-
MAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress Is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite
112, Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice and file
the original with the clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 26th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
January 4,11,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008 CA 00828
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS
BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
BHARATI HARPARSAD, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
S NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: BHARATI HARPARSAD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BHARATI HARPARSAD
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and If he/she/they be dead, the un-
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 80, BLOCK 37, PLACID'LAKES SECTION
5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 65, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 900
South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33324-3920 on or before February 16,
2009 (no later than 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice of action)
and file the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition filed here-
in.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this
20th day of January, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Ann Kopp
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-70579(NCM)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County' Courthouse at 863-'
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 28; February 4, 2009
Subcontractors Notice of Bid Request
Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals/Bids
For Construction of
Gulf Elementary School
Engineering Renovations
Lodge Construction, Inc. the Construction
Manager for the named, project will be accept-
ing bids for the work related to bid package
scope for the project known as Gulf Elemen-
tary School Enoineerino Renovations. The
project is located in Cape Coral, Lee County,
Florida.
Approx Overall Project Budget 3.5 Million Dol-
lars.
Interested bidders should contact Lodge Con-
struction, Inc., 2161 McGregor Blvd. Unit A,
Ft. Myers, FL 33901, Phone: 239-332-4371
Fax: 239-332-0218, Doug Masch, Superin-
tendent.
Owner:
Lee County School District
Lee County, FL
Pre-Bid meeting: To be held at the offices of
Lodge Construction, Inc. on February 11,
2009 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Space is limit-
ed, please contact Lodge to attend. Bidders
are advised that attendance at one of these
two meetings is strongly encouraged.
Bids will be received at the office of Lodge
Construction, Inc. on the following date and
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 and
Re-setting
4 Concrete and Masonry Unit Bid
5 Relocation of Fire Extinguishers and/or
Cabinets
6 Roof Repairs and Hatch Construction
7 Structural Steel-Misc Fabrications
8 Casework-Re-configuration and New
9 Metal Frame-Drywall-Smoke Stopping
10 Doors-Hardware - Materials and Install
11 Overhead Coiling Doors
12 Stage Curtaln-Removal-Cleaning-Re-in-
stall
13 Acoustical Ceilings-lnsulation-Acdistical
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-Quality w/Bond
22 HVAC/Chilled Water - Pre-Qualify w/Bond
23 Electrical - Pre-Qualify w/Bond
24 TBD
25 TBD
26 TBD
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-927-GCS
M.A.M.C., INCORPORATED d/b/a
BERMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, a
Florida corporation, as Servicing Agent and
Attorney in Fact for COCONUT GROVE
BANK, as Custodian of the HARVEY A.
SHULMAN S/D/ IRA, as to an undivided
2.222% interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK,
as Custodian of the GARY FARNSWORTH
IRA, as to an undivided 2.222% interest,
COCONUT GROVE BANK, as Custodian of
the BARRY KENDALL IRA, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK,as Custodian of the HENRY
COPPOLA IRA, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK, as
Custodian of the RICHARD JACOBS IRA, as
to an unidivided 0.667% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the ROBERT
R. ALLEN IRA, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK, as
Custodian of the CALVIN WILLIAMSON
TINSLEY III IRA, as to an undivided 2.222%
interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK, as
Custodian of the WILLIAM FOWLER IRA, as
to an undivided 1.111% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the
STANLEY S. HAYDEN R/O IRA, as to an
undivided 2.667% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the JOAN
LEA MILLER ROLLOVER IRA, as to an
undivided 1.111% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the
HOWARD J. FEINBERG IRA, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the JAMES
C. KIFFER ROLLOVER IRA, as to an
undivided 0.889% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the
WILLIAM E. PITTS R/O IRA, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the ADAM
REISS R/O IRA, as to undivided 0.444%
interest, AS TO EACH OF THE FOREGOING
INSTITUTIONAL TRUSTEES, their
successors and/or assigns as their interests
may appear with full power vested in the
applicable Trustee and its successors to deal
in or with the Note and the Mortgage, or any
interest therein or an part thereof, including
the powers to protect, conserve, sell, lease,
satisfy or otherwise to manage and'dispose of
the Note and Mortgage or any part thereof in
accordance with and pursuant to Florida .
Statutes �689.071;
AND GERALD R. COLLINS, as to an
undivided 4.444% interest, NISC CORP.,
custodian for the ROBERT G. GOUTERMAN
IRA, as to an undivided 0.667% interest, NISC
CORP., custodian for the SHEILA
GOUTERMAN IRA, as to an undivided 0.44%
interest, FREDRICK V. GIFFORDS, as to an
undivided 1.111% interest, MARVIN
KAPLAN and/or CATHERINE ELLISON, as
to an undivided 0.622% interest, SOLOMON
YURMAN, as to an undivided 0.267% interest,
'CAMELOT HOLDINGS, L.P., as to an
undivided 2.222% interest; RICHARD GOLD,
as to an undivided 1.333% interest, BONNIE
BROOKS and ILLENE TESSLER M.P.
PENSION PLAN, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, DAVID & MYRNA MORRIS, as fo
an undivided 3.111% interest, JOHN BARRY,
as to an undivided 0.444% interest,
MATTHEW KAPLAN, as to an undivided
0.667% interest, MATTHEW KAPLAN in
Custody for YAARA KAPLAN, as to an
undivided 0.222% interest, MATTHEW
KAPLAN in Custody for NOAM KAPLAN, as
to an undivided 0.222% interest, MATTHEW
KAPLAN in Custody for AMITAL KAPLAN,
as to an undivided 0.222% interest, ROBERT
PARKER, as to an undivided 2.222% interest,
LMJ FAMILY INVESTMENTS, L.L.C., as to
an undivided 1.111% interest, NORMAN &
BONNIE BROOKS, as to an undivided
0.444% interest, E. HAROLD & LINDA W.
GASSENHEIMER, as to an undivided 1.111%
interest, JEROME KERN TRUST, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, RICHARD B.
CARMEL PROFIT SHARING TRUST, as to
an undivided 2.222% Interest, JASON &
MINDY KAPIT, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, JACK or MARSHA KOTKIN, as to
an undivided 1.111%.interest, KATIKA
CARMEL, as to an undivided 1.778% interest,
J & D CAPITAL CORPORATION, as to an
undivided 4.889% interest, FRANKLIN E.
WARD, and/or CHRISTINA WARD, as to an
undivided 0.222% interest, PONCE
PORTFOLIO MORTGAGE, LTD., as to an
undivided 0.444% interest, RICHARD B.
CARMEL, as to an undivided 1.333% interest,
ABBA E. BOROWICH, as to an undivided
2.222% interest, GORDON R. MILLER, MD
REVOCABLE TRUST, as to an undivided
4.444% interest, BARBARA L. COHEN,
trustee of the BARBARA L. COHEN TRUST
112/21/2006, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, SERVE UNDERWRITERS
AGENCY INC. PROFIT SHARING PLAN, as
to an undivided 1.111% interest,
WILLIAMSON FAMILY TRUST, as to an
'undivided 0.444% interest, MORRIS
BERGER, as to an undivided 4.444% interest,
MARLENE HELLER & ROBERT HELLER
JTWROS, as to an undivided 1.111% interest,
IRWIN BUDDY LEVINE, as to an undivided
2.222% interest, GREGG 0. HANSON TOD
JESSICA M. HANSON, as to an undivided
0.889% interest, WILLIAM C. MERCURIO,
as to an undivided 2.222% interest, PATRICIA
TINSLEY PENNY, as to an undivided 2.222%
interest, MED PROPERTIES VI, LLC., as to
an undivided 2.222% interest, JOHN K.
FLOYD, as to an undivided 0.444% Interest,
ALVIN KATZ, MD, PC RETIREMENT
TRUST, as to an undivided 0.667% interest,
LEAH KAPLAN IN TRUST FOR MANDA
KAPLAN, as to undivided 0.444% interest,
MARSHALL and/or BARBARA
ROSENFELD, as to an undivided 0.444%
Interest, MIRIAM ROBIN BOROWICH, as to
an undivided 0.444% Interest, PRESTIGE
RESOURCES, INC., as to an undivided
0.444% interest, AVALON RESEARCH
GROUP, INC., as to an undivided 3.333%
interest, ERIK and/or SYLVIA GUILLEN, as
to an undivided 1.111% interest, THOMAS
RICHARD TINSLEY and/or PAMELA
TINSLEY, as to an undivided 4% Interest,
LAWRENCE J. ROBBINS, as to an undivided
1.111% interest, GAYLEN ROBBINS, TTEE
FOR THE REVOCABLE TRUST DTD
2/9/95, as to an undivided 1.111% Interest,
RICHARD S. or CAROLE MASINGTON, as
to an undivided 2.222% interest, MCME 401K
PROFIT SHARING PLAN, as to an undivided
0.889% interest, CATHERINE L.
SORBELLO, as to an undivided 0.667%
interest, LORIE AND STUART SOBEL, as to
an undivided 0.444% interest, STEVEN
BROTMAN & HARRIETTE BROTMAN,
JTWROS, as to an undivided 1.111% interest,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE PROJECT MANAGERS GROUP, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company, MICHAEL
P. LEGRANDE, individually, DANIEL T.


GREEN, individually, TROY A. BROWN,
individually, LAND TRUST SERVICE
CORPORATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST
NO. 700 DATED SEPTEMBER 25,
2006, and UNKNOWN TENANTS of the
property located at Highlands County Property
Appraiser's Parcel Numbers P-31-36-30-AO0-
0560-0000 and C-31-36-30-A00-0240-0000,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
the Final Summary Judgment rendered on
January 21st, 2000, in that certain cause
pending in the Circuit Court in and for
Highlands County, Florida wherein M.A.M.C.,
INCORPORATED d/b/a BERMAN CAPITAL
MANAGEMENT, a Florida Corporation, as
Servicing Agent and Attorney in Fact for
COCONUT GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the
HARVEY A. SHULMAN S/D IRA, as to an


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undivided 2.222% interest, et al., is Plaintiff,
and THE PROJECT MANAGERS GROUP, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company; MICHAEL P.
LEGRANDE, individually; DANIEL T. GREEN,
individually; TROY A. BROWN, individually;
LAND TRUST SERVICE CORPORATION AS
TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST NO. 700 DATED
SEPTEMBER 25, 2006; and UNKNOWN
TENANTS of the property located at Highlands
County Property Appraiser's Parcel Number P-
31-36-30-A00-0560-0000 and C-31-36-30-
A00-0240-0000, are Defendants, Civil Action
Cause No. 08-927-GCS, I, Luke E. Brooker,
Clerk of the aforesaid Court, will at 11:00 a.m.
on February 20th, 2009, offer for sale and sell
to the highest bidder for cash at the Highlands
County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce
Avenue,. Sebring, FL 33870, the following
described real and personal property in
Highlands County, Florida:
REAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "B"

Said sale will be made pursuant to and in
order to satisfy the terms of said Final
Summary Judgment.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the filing of
this action must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
DATED this 21st day of January, 2009.
LUKE E. BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Attorneys for Plaintiff:
Megan Costa DeVault, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0560731
Akerman Senterfitt
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Post Office Box 231
Orlando, Florida 32802
(407)423-4000
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH.A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION
AT 590 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE: 863-402-6564
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT. IF YOU ARE
HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1/800-'
955-8771.


February 4, 11, 2009


REAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
A portion of Section 31, Township 36 South,
Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida,
more particularly, described as follows:
Commence at the meander comer where the
North line of said Section 31 interesects with
the West shoreline of Lake Clay; thence North
89041'00" West a distance of 250.00 feet to an
iron pipe, thence South 01048'54" West a
distance of 33.01 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence South 01048'54" West a
distance of 535.60 feet; thence South
00020'26" East a distance of 100.00 feet;
thence North 89035'38" East a distance of
63.41 feet to a point on the Westerly right of
way line of Alderman Road; (the next ten calls
will be along the Westerly and Northwesterly
right of way line of said Alderman Road)
thence South 01041'00" East a distance of
202.48 feet; thence South 03020'00" East a
distance of .07 feet to a point of curvature;
thence along a curve to the right (having for its
elements a radius of 60.17 feet, a central angle
of 46028'00" and a chord bearing of South
19054'00" West) and in a Southwesterly
direction an arc distance of 48.80 feet to a
point of tangency) thence South 42058'00"
West a distance of 53.86 feet to a point of
curvature; thence along a curve to the right
(having for its elements a radius of 110.54
feet, a central angle of 43008'00" and a chord
bearing of South 64032'00" West) and in a
Southwesterly direction an arc distance of
83.22 feet to a point of tangency; thence South
86006'00" West a distance of 154.46 feet;
thence South 81023'00" West a distance of
80.00 feet; thence South 69058'00" West a
distance of 90.00 feet; thence South 53026'00"
West a distance of 90.00 feet; thence South
50005'00" West a distance of 80.00 feet;
thence North 01033'35" West, leaving the right
of way line of Alderman Road, a distance of
488.24 feet; thence North 01003'28" West a
distance of 629.69 feet; thence South
89041'00" East a distance of 549.57 feet to the
Point of Beginning; AND A portion of Section
31, Township 36 South, Range. 30 East,
Highlands County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows: Starting at the meander
corner where the North line of Section 31,
Township 36 South, Range 30 East,
interesects with shroeline of Lake Clay; thence
North 89041'00" West along the North line of
Section 31 a distance of 250.00 feet to an iron
pipe; thence South 01048'54" West a distance
of 33.01 feet; thence South 01048'54" West a
distance of 535.60 feet; thence South
00020'26" East a distance of 100.00 feet;
thence North 89035'38" East a distance of
63.41 feet to a point of intersection of the
Northerly and Westerly right of way lines of
Alderman Road; thence South 89041'00 East
along the Northerly right of way line of
Alderman Road a distance of 40.02 feet to a
point of Intersection of the Northerly and
Easterly right of way lines of Alderman Road
and to the Point of Beginning; thence South
89024'17" East a distance of 132.71 feet more
or less to the Waters of Lake Clay; thence
meander in a Southerly direction along the
waters of Lake Clay (Survey tie fine - South
02043'30" East 109.36 feet) a distance of
109.36 feet more or less thence North
89040'12" West a distance of 134.16 feet more
or less to a point on the Easterly right of way
line of Alderman Road; thence North 010
42'39" West along said Easterly right of way
line of Alerrman Road a distance of 109.89
feet to the Point of Beginning.
EXHIBIT "A"

PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
A. all buildings, structures, Improvements
of every nature whatsoever now or hereafter
situated on the Land, and all fixtures,
machinery, equipment, furniture, vehicles and
other personal property of every nature
whatsoever now or hereafter owned by
Mortgagor and located In, on, or used or
Intended to be used in connection with or with
the operation of the Land, buildings, structures
or other improvements, Including all
extensions, additions, improvements,
betterments, renewals, and replacements to
any of the foregoing; and all of the right, title
and interest of Mortgagor in any such personal
property or fixtures subject to a conditional
sales contract, chattel mortgage or similar lien
or claim together with the benefit of any
deposits or payments now or hereaftermade
by Mortgagor or on Mortgagor's behalf;
B. all easements, rights of way, strips and
gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages,
sewer rights, water, water courses, water
rights and powers, and all estates, rights,
titles, interests, privileges, liberties, tenements,
hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever,
in any way belonging, relating or appertaining
to any of the property herein above described,
or which hereafter shall in any way belong,
relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now
owned or hereeafter acquired by Mortgagor,
and the reversion and reversions , remainder
and remainders, rents, issues, profits thereof,
and all the estate, right, title, interest, property,
possession, claim and demand whatsoever, at
law as well as in equity, of Mortgagor gf, in
and to the same, including but not limited to
all judgments, awards of damages and
settlements hereafter made resulting from


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condemnation proceedings or the taking of the
mortgaged property or any part thereof under
the power of eminent domain, thealteration of
the grade of any street, or for any damage
(whether caused by such taking or otherwise)
to any of the porperty herein above described
or any part therof, or to any appurtenance
thereto, and all proceeds of any sales or other
dispositions of any of the property herein
above described or any part thereof;
C. all right, title and interest of Mortgagor
in and to any and all leases now or hereafter
on or affecting the mortgaged property,
together with all security therefore and all
monies payable thereunder, provided,
however, the foregoing assignment of any
lease shall not be deemed to impose upon
Mortgagee any of the obligations or duties of
Mortgagor provided in any such lease, and
Mortgagor agrees to fully perform all
obligations of the lessor under all such leases;
and
D. all goods, now located on or used in the
development of the Property, including but not
limited to: (i) all property, equipment and
fixtures affixed to or located on the Property,
which, to the fullest extent permitted by law,
shall be deemed fixtures and a part of the
Land, (II) all articles of personal property, and
all materials delivered to the Property for the
use and operation of said Property or for use
in any construction being conducted thereon,
and owned by Mortgagor, (iii) any and all
rights and benefits of Mortgagor relating to the
Property, including, but not limited to,
contracts, agreements, promises or bargains
with and any building permits or licenses
issued or to be Issued by any governmental
entity of any type, whether federal, state,
municipal or otherwise, any utility company
(whether subject to governmental regulation or
not), any architect, engineer, contractor,
independent contractor, security company,
waste disposal company, elevator company,
exterminating company, environmental control
company or any person, other than
Mortgagee, financing the acquisition,
operation, leasing, sale or other disposition or
use of the Property or any part thereof,
together with all 'deposits, prepaid fees or
other security of wahtever nature given by
Mortgagor in connection with the aforesaid;
the right to all claims of Mortgagor for
damages arising out of or for breach of or
default under any of the aforesaid; the right of
Mortgagor to perform under or to terminate
the aforesaid or to demand and compel
performance obligation thereunder or to
exercise other remedies of MortgaBor
thereunder and the right to receive all monies
due or to become due Mortgagor under or in
connection with the aforesaid; (iv) all right,
title and interest of Mortgagor in all
tradenames hereinafter used in connection
with the use of the mortgaged property, and
(v) all proceeds, products, replacements,
additions, substitutions, renewals and
accessions of any of the fbregoing.
EXHIBIT "B"


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SFORHIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-22
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN D. DYER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOHN D. DYER, deceased, whose date of
death was December 27, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Rorida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses.of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice Is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS-AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is January 28, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Shannon Rozner
9821 Mt. Pleasant Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Is/ William J. Nielander
Florida Bar No. 0386014
172 E. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-8181
Fax: (863) 465-5614
January 28; February 4, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09000008PCS
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHANNA A. NONE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Johan-
na A. Noone, deceased, whose date of death
was November 17, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Rorida'33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: JANUARY 28, 2009. .
Personal Representative:
/s/ Judith A. Brazeal
12421 W. Virginia Avenue
Avondale, Arizona 85323
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Elizabeth A. Maxwell
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 720895
Maxwell & Maxwell, P.A.
405 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Telephone: (863) 763-1119
Fax: (863) 763-1179
January 28; February 4,2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-567
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OAKLEY W. SHOUGH,
D Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of OAKLEY
W. SHOUGH, deceased, whose date of death
was February 12, 2008, File Number PC 08-
567. is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave-
nue. The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal representa-
.tive'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 QOPY 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 4, 2009.
Personal Representative:
LEE SHOUGH
P.O. Box 8341
Goleta, CA 93118
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
February 4,11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 08-943
JUDY K. WENZEL, TRUSTEE OF THE
TERRY J. WENZEL REVOCABLE TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RALPH GORDON OAKLEY, JR., a single man;
LAURA HUNT, a single woman; and MRC
RECEIVABLES CORPORATION, a foreign
corporation,
Defendants.
NOTIqE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a fi-
nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above- �
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated
in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Lot 2, in Block 98, Unit 16, of PLACID
LAKES, SECTION FOURTEEN, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page
19, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
-24th Day of FEBRUARY, 2009.
SIGNED this 29th day of January, 2009..
(SEAL)
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.,
Please contact the Office of the Court Admin-
istrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) work-
ing days of publication of this Notice of Sale;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
February 4,11,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000784
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff,et. al.,
-vs-
MICHAEL P. PORCELLI; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL P. PORCELLI;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January
14, 2009, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-
CA-000784 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,
Florida, wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, is a Plaintiff and MICHAEL P. POR-
CELLI;. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL
P. PORCELLI; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
430 S. Commerce Ave., Room 105, Sebring,
FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on February 17,
2009, the following described property as set
forth In said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 3, IN BLOCK 123, OF LA PALOMA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
LUKE E. BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daft
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff


1050 Legls
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
February 4, 11,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 08-927-GCS
M.A.M.C. INCORPORATED d/b/a
BERMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, a
Florida corporation, as Servicing Agent and
Attorney in Fact for COCONUT GROVE
BANK, as Custodian of the HARVEY A.
SHULMAN S/D/ IRA, as to an undivided
2.222% interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK,
as Custodian of the GARY FARNSWORTH
IRA, as to an undivided 2.222% interest,
COCONUT GROVE BANK, as Custodian of
the BARRY KENDALL IRA, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, COCONUT -
GROVE BANK,as Custodian of the HENRY
COPPOLA IRA, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK, as
Custodian of the RICHARD JACOBS IRA, as
to an unidivided 0.667% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the ROBERT
R. ALLEN IRA, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK, as
Custodian of the CALVIN WILLIAMSON
TINSLEY III IRA, as to an undivided 2.222%
interest, COCONUT GROVE BANK, as
Custodian of the WILLIAM FOWLER IRA, as
to an undivided 1.111% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the
STANLEY S. HAYDEN R/O IRA, as to an
undivided 2.667% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the JOAN
LEA MILLER ROLLOVER IRA, as to an
undivided 1.111% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the
HOWARD J. FEINBERG IRA, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the JAMES
C. KIFFER ROLLOVER IRA, as to an
undivided 0.889% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the
WILLIAM E. PITTS R/O IRA, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, COCONUT
GROVE BANK, as Custodian of the ADAM
REISS R/O IRA, as to undivided 0.444%
interest, AS TO EACH OF THE FOREGOING
INSTITUTIONAL TRUSTEES, their
successors and/or assings as their interests
may appear with full power vested in the
applicable Trustee and its successors to deal
in or with the Note and the Mortgage, or any
interest therein or an part thereof, including
the powers to protect, conserve, sell, lease
satisfy or otherwise to manage and dispose of
the Note and Mortgage or any part thereof in
accordance with and pursuant to Florida
Statutes $689.071;
AND GERALD R. COLLINS, as to an
undivided 4.444% interest, NISC CORP.,
custodian for the ROBERT G. GOUTERMAN
IRA, as to an undivided 0.667% interest, NISC
CORP., custodian for the SHEILA
GOUTERMAN IRA, as to an undivided 0.44%'
interest, FREDRICK V. GIFFORDS, as to an
unidivided 1.111% Interest, MARVIN
KAPLAN and/or CATHERINE ELLISON, as
to an undivided 0.622% interest, SOLOMON
YURMAN, as to an undivided 0.267% interest,
CAMELOT HOLDINGS, L.P., as to an
undivided 2.222% interest; RICHARD GOLD,
as to anundivided 1.333% interest, BONNIE
BROOKS and ILLENE TESSLER M.P.
PENSION PLAN, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, DAVID & MYRNA MORRIS, as to
an undivided 3.111% interest, JOHN BARRY,
as to an undivided 0.444% interest,
MATTHEW KAPLAN, as to an undivided
0.667% interest, MATTHEW KAPLAN in
Custody for YAARA KAPLAN, as to an
undivided 0.222% interest, MATTHEW
KAPLAN in Custody for NOAM KAPLAN, as
to an undivided 0.222% interest, MATTHEW
KAPLAN in Custody for AMITAL KAPLAN,
as to an undivided 0.222% interest, ROBERT
PARKER, as to an undivided 2.222% interest,
LMJ FAMILY INVESTMENTS, L.L.C., as to
an undivided 1.111% interest, NORMAN &
BONNIE BROOKS, as to an unidivided
0.444% interest, E. HAROLD & LINDA W.
GASSENHEIMER, as to an undivided 1.111 %
interest, JEROME KERN TRUST, as to an
undivided 2.222% interest, RICHARD B.
CARMEL PROFIT SHARING TRUST, as to
an undivided 2.222% interest, JASON &
MINDY KAPIT, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, JACK or MARSHA KOTKIN, as to
an undivided 1.111% interest, KATIKA
CARMEL, as to an undivided 1.778% interest,
J & D CAPITAL CORPORATION, as to an
undivided 4.889% interest, FRANKLIN E.
WARD, and/or CHRISTINA WARD, as to an
undivided 0.222% interest, PONCE
PORTFOLIO MORTGAGE, LTD., as to an
undivided 0.444% interest, RICHARD B.
CARMEL, as to an undivided 1.333% interest,
ABBA E. BOROWICH, as to an undivided
2.222% interest, GORDON R. MILLER, MD
REVOCABLE TRUST, as to an undivided
4.444% interest, BARBARA L. COHEN,
trustee of the BARBARA L. COHEN-TRUST
112/21/2006, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, SERVE UNDERWRITERS
AGENCY INC. PROFIT SHARING PLAN, as
to an undivided 1.111% interest,
WILLIAMSON FAMILY TRUST, as to an
undivided 0.444% interest, MORRIS
BERGER, as to an undivided 4.444% interest,
MARLENE HELLER & ROBERT HELLER
JTWROS, as to an undivided 1.111% interest,
IRWIN BUDDY LEVINE, as to an undivided
2.222% interest, GREGG 0. HANSON TOD
JESSICA M. HANSON, as to an undivided
0.889% interest, WILLIAM C. MERCURIO,
as to an undivided 2.222% interest, PATRICIA
TINSLEY PENNY, as to an undivided 2.222%
interest, MED PROPERTIES VI, LLC., as to
an undivided 2.222% interest, JOHN K.
FLOYD, as to an undivided 0.444% interest,
ALVIN KATZ, MD, PC RETIREMENT
TRUST, as to an undivided 0.667% interest,
LEAH KAPLAN IN TRUST FOR MANDA
KAPLAN, as to undivided 0.444% interest,
MARSHALL and/or BARBARA
ROSENFELD, as to an undivided 0.444%
interest, MIRIAM'ROBIN BOROWICH, as to
an undivided 0.444% interest, PRESTIGE
RESOURCES, INC., as to an undivided
0.444% interest, AVALON RESEARCH
GROUP, INC., as to an undivided 3.333%
interest, ERIK and/or SYLVIA GUILLEN, as
to an undivided 1.111% interest, THOMAS
RICHARD TINSLEY and/or PAMELA
TINSLEY, as to an undivided 4% interest,
LAWRENCE J. ROBBINS, as to an undivided
1.111% interest, GAYLEN ROBBINS, TTEE
FOR TEH REVOCABLE TRUST DTD
2/9/95, as to an undivided 1.111% interest,
RICHARD S. or CAROLE MASINGTON, as
to an undivided 2.222% interest, MCME 401 K
PROFIT SHARING PLAN, as to an undivided
0.889% interest, CATHERINE L.
SORBELLO, as to an undivided 0.667% inter-
est, LORIE AND STUART SOBEL, as to
an undivided 0.444% interest, STEVEN
BROTMAN & HARRIETTE BROTMAN,
JTWROS, as to an undivided 1.111% interest,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE PROJECT MANAGERS GROUP, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company, MICHAEL
P. ELGRANDE, individually, DANIEL T.
GREEN, individually, TROY A. BROWN,
individually, LAND TRUST SERVICE
CORPORATION AS TRUST UNDER TRUST
NO. 700 DATED SEPTEMBER 25,
2006, and UNKNOWN TENANTS of the


property located at Highlands County Property
Appraiser's Parcel Numbers P-31-36-30-AO0-
0560-000 and C-31-36-30-A00-0240-000,
Defendants.


1050
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-16
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEATHY M. BATTS
a.k.a. LEATHY MARIE BATTS
a.k.a. LEATHY BATTS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
LEATHY M.' BATTS a.k.a. LEATHY MARIE
BATTS a.k.a. LEATHY BATTS, deceased,
whose date of death was December 14, 2008,
and whose Social Security Number is 466-48-
2227, is pending in the Circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: JANUARY 28, 2009
Personal Representative:
/s/ Carol J. Batts
301 N. Verona Ave.
Avon Park, Florida 33825
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box400
Avon Park, Florida .33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
January 28; February 4, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08000032GCS
PROPERTY ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.,'
Plaintiff,
vs.
KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOU, et ai,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
January 14, 2009 and entered in Case No.
08000032GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein PROPERTY ASSET
MANAGEMENT INC., is the Plaintiff, and KOS-
TAS VASSILAKOPOU; .CAROLINE VASSILA-
KOPOU; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT. OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on
the 17th day of January, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 341, OF SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,
A/K/A 4548 PEBBLE BEACH DRIVE, SEBR-
ING, FL 33872
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on January 14, 2009.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07068015 ADVANTA-CONV-R-cgonazlez
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 28; February 4, 2009
PUBLIC AUCTION
FOR TOWING & STORAGE
2002 TOYOTA
1NXBR12E12Z609716
ON FEBRUARY 16, 2009, 9:00A.M.
AT PRECISION AUTO BODY
734 CR 621 EAST
LAKE PLACID FL 33852
February 4, 2009

1055 Highlands
1055 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
.TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14139
TAX DEED NO.: 06002299TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14139, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009000360
LOT 36, BLOCK 90, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
GREGORIO TORRES SUAREZ; DARMA I. MARTINEZ
OLIVARI
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED.
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.:99/14142
TAX DEED NO.: 06002300TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14142, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100130
LOT 13, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
JOSE M. GARCIA PRIETO; YOLANDA M. GARCIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009


1055 Highlands
1055 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14144
TAX DEED NO.: 06002301TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14144, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100150
LOT 15, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF IN-
DALECIO J. GARCIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLOR+DA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14146
TAX DEED NO.: 06002302TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14146, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100200
LOT 20, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF LU-
CIA ACOSTA CAPOTE DE RODRIGUEZ CORO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14147
TAX DEED NO.: 06002303TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON.VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14147, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME- IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES JHE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100230
LOT 23, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TTHE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE 'iJ.lEi:I OF MI-
GUEL A. PEREZ-FALCON; MIGUEL arr;.I. EPREZ
FALCON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009'
L.E."LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX PEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14151
TAX DEED NO.: 06002304TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14151, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100290
LOT 29, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
'CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CARMELO MAURO DI MAIO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14152
TAX DEED NO.: 06002305TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14152, ISSUED 6/l'lnqa, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND i's . pE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100340
LOT 34, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
SCORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF EU-
STAGUIO URIBELARREA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
DEPUTY CL FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION-FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14154
TAX DEED NO.: 06002306TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14154, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100380
LOT 38, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
JOSE A. GIRAL RODRIGUEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER.IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS .
BY: /S/' SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14155
TAX DEED NO.: 06002307TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14155, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100400
LOT 40, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION


7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF PE-
DRO M. BARRIOS GIMENEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLO TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10.00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18.25, 2009

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14156
TAX DEED NO.: 06002308TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14156, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100410
LOT 41, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF B.G.
ROSENTAL; CLAUDINE MINIONIS ROSENTAL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14159
TAX DEED NO.: 06002309TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14159, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009200110
LOT 11, BLOCK 92, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF FE-
LIPE A. GARCIA-GONZALEZ
UNLESS'THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY, ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
/ CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY'RARKER
* DEPUTY CLERK .
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDASTATUTES) -
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14163
.TAX DEED NO.: 06002310TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14163, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
.MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08005000250
LOT 25, BLOCK 50, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA:
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS .IN THE NAME(S) OF
JUAN B. COLON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14166
TAX DEED NO.: 06002311TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14166, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08005600210
LOT 21, BLOCK 56, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF PU-
RIFICACION DAVILA RODRIGUEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HI '-ji.T
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY i:u:HT.
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14169
TAX DEED NO.: 06002312TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX- CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14169, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08006900160
LOT 16, BLOCK 69, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORO-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
JOSE C. FIGUEROA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14170
TAX DEED NO.: 06002313TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14170, ISSUED' 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08006900170
LOT ,17, BLOCK 69, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORO-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN. THE NAME(S) OF
CARMELINA FIGUEROA-SANABIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OFCOURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10022
TAXIDEED NO.: 07000022TDS "
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10022,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-16005500050
LOT 5, BLOCK 55, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
OLIVE M. BOGART
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
*(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/16335
TAX DEED NO.: 07000034TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/16335, ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C333830-01000000020
LOT 2, HOLIDAY ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 25.
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF HO-
WELL PATTERSON SR.; LORETTA PATTERSON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
.SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10033
TAX DEED NO.: 07000024TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10033,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-16005700430
LOT 43, BLOCK 57, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF VIR-
GINIA B. SLATTERY
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-.
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11424
TAX DEED NO.: 07000026TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11424,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-06013700120
LOT 12, BLOCK 137, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 6,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT. OF SAID PROPERTY UNDERSAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF WIL-
LIAM E. GRAHAM; IRENE GRAHAM
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11428
TAX DEED NO.: 07000027TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11428,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-06013800110
LOTS 11 AND 12, BLOCK 138, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS' IN THE NAMES) OF
GEORGE T. ODERWALD; GERTRUDE H. ODERWALD
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
,3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11548
TAX DEED NO.: 07000030TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11548,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-10032600120
LOT 12, BLOCK 326, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 10,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
DONALD MONTGOMERY
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009-
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT.-NO.: 00/10180
TAX DEED NO.: 07000032TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/10180, ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED'SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C293329-02000K00250
LOTS 25 THRU 27, BLOCK K, RIDGE GABLES SUB,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
THOMAS DIETRICH ESTATE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
EPUTFCLER EBRUARY 4,11,18,25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE; 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10473
TAX DEED NO.: 0700033TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/10473, ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C283429-02000200170
LOT 17, BLOCK 2, DOUGLAS ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF LEO-
NARD L LEWIS ESTATE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009








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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197 512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT NO. 00/327
TAX DEED NO 07000036TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/327, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000. HAS FILED SAME-IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C013328-06007500070
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 75, AVON PARK LAKES, RED
HILL FARMS ADDITION, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGES 49 AND 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
GRACE E. BARNHART MACUPA; GRACE E. BARN-
HART
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE. BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
X DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/368
TAX DEED NO.: 07000037TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/368, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME. IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO,
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C013328-11004700070
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 47, UNIT K, AVON PARK
LAKES, RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGES 65 AND 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CLAUDE T GILMOUR; SHIRLEY A.GILMOUR
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/522
TAX DEED NO,: 07000038TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/522, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C193328-06003400031
EAST 1/2 OF LOT 3, BLOCK 34, AVON PARK ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF BET-
SY ROSS STEVENSON; MARY ANN ROSS BARNETTE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/845
TAX DEED NO.: 07000039TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/845, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
A273328-07000F0110
LOT 12, AND THE WEST 30 FEET OF LOT 11, BLOCK
F, OF ADDITION TO MARSH'S SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 26, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
LOTS BEING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, IN AVON PARK, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PAT-
RICIA ANN WASHINGTON: WILLIE CLAY WASHING-
TON JR.
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,'11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/859
TAX DEED NO.: 07000040TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/859, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
A273328-08000D00090'
LOT 9, BLOCK D, MARSH'S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK
G OF PRICE AND GORHAMS SUBDIVISION SECTION
27, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF ED-
WARD OSCAR MOSES; CURTIS JACKSON; FRANK
JAMES DAVIS


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1055 County Legals
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE. 10 00 A M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11.18, 25, 2009

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
.......... ......... T... .......... .... .
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.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.. 00/10015
TAX DEED NO.: 07000021TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10015,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-15005200040
LOT 4, BLOCK 52, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 15, ACCORDING TO, THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF H.W.
JACK; ELIZABETH A. JACK
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11467
TAX DEED NO.: 07000029TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11467,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT: �
C213629-07011700100
ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 117, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN FLAT BOOK 7, PAGE , OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
ROBERT O. HOILIEN: RONALD 0. HOILIEN
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009


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2050 Job Opportunities
SPACE AVAILABLE-Starz Salon
for licensed and established
Massage Therapist. For details
please call 863-314-9900.


2100 Help Wanted
LPN - Experienced Pediatric Nurse,
knowledgeable in pediatric office
procedures needed in new office in Avon
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Is In need of teacher for 2-3 year olds. Needs
to have at least 40 hours of day care classes.
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needed in Sebring area. Please
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Salon seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic,
responsible individuals. Full-time hair stylist,
barber, and nail technician positions available.
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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
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by appointment only. No walk-ins please.

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Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Sebring Office. Position
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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:
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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.
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3000
Financial

30C Business
3050 Opportunities
Sebring- Beauty Shop For Sale
Antique decor. Three stations.
Call 863-655-4500 for
more information.


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.

4060 Homes for Sale
406w Avon Park
. Avon Park Lakes 2/2/1 CG
Family room w/fireplace. Screened
patio, fully furnished. New metal roof,
lot 100 X 160. $135,000. 863-452-0019.
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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


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73 1 0 Bargain Buys
TYPEWRITER Underwood manual (antique),
$25. Please call 863-273-3731.
WEED EATER Brand name, very good
. condition'. $45. 863-453-5631, no Sat.
calls please.


6300 Unfurnished Houses 7320 Garage&Yard Sales


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.

A4 170 Lakefront Property
4 170 For Sale
SAVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
100ft lakefront, lake view,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.


4220 ots for Sale
SEBRING 2 Lots, total 80 x 140,
available at corner School St &
Weeping Willow. For details call
561-713-4170, ask for Rose.
SEBRING 2 lots, total 80 x 140, available at
corner of School St & Weeping Willow. For
details call 561-713-4170, ask for Rose.


5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
5V05 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

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


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexe for Rent
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., $800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

A620 Unfurnished
6200 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 & sed. (863) 465-2740
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play
ground. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK - studio with'balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the
hill, turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822
DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 - $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861.
Hope Villas
Now Renting!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at
$519 plus utilities.
Applicants must be employed
in Farm/Grove Labor receiving
Minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance
Available to Qualified Applicants.
Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications
Hope Villas, 2300 Hope Circle
Sebring- call 863-382-3144
(TDD 1-800-955-8771)
Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 5:00
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LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
N E w refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953
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advertising is like winking in the dark.
You know what you're doing, but no
one else does. Call News-Spn
classified todav! 385-6155.


SCOOTER 2005, Gas, SunLLB, 50 qt 6,139
miles, $500. 863-465-1091.
THERMAL THERAPY Parafin Bath, Dr.
School's, for feet & hands. 3 biks 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.


AVON PARK Large 3br, 2ba on Anoka
$600 mo. + Security. No house pets.
863-453-3685 or 863-399-2524
Sebring- 3BR/2BA Ranch on 2 1/2 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.

^L6600 JBusiness & Offices
60 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


7030 Estate Sales
SEBRING ESTATE SALE
2720 Lakeview Dr. Thurs & Fri, Feb. 5th &
6th. 8AM-? Lane Cedar Chest, 38ft.
Motorhome Southwind w/towcar, figurines,
dishes, rattan furniture, curio, kitchenware,
sterling, tools, sewing, arts, crafts,
kilns + much more. Fine Sale By:
Furniture Doctors. 863-655-3010


7180 Furniture
WEST COAST FURNITURE
now accepting quality
consignment items.
CALL 863-382-7666


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


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.
1 Makita drywall electric screwdriver. $50.
1 weed eater, Weed Eater Brand, $45.
5 roofing tear off tools, $50.
Call 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.
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.
ELECTRIC CORD 125 ft. #12 wire, 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 OBO. 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- BEST, swivel rocker, cloth, mauve
color, like new. $145. Call 863-453-7027.
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.


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
2005 Yamaha Raptor 660 ATV, exc.
condition. Used very little, like new!
$3500 080. Call 863-243-4614.
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, MC or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.
Suzuki Buramon 400 2005 Scooter.
Silvermetallic w/Givi large windshield, also
trunk w/brake light & pin striping. 5,350
miles. Excellent condition. Call 863-453-7027


9450 Automotive for Sale
1999 BUICK CENTURY 4 DOOR SEDAN
Gold.131.000 miles.
AM/FM/Cassette/CD.
One owner. $2400. Call:
863-382-8532 or 863-414-5168.


Annual Yard Sale @ Highlands Park
Mobile Court. Fri-Sat, Feb. 6th &
7th. 8AM-4PM. Some produce,
household items, clothing, tools,
crafts, and misc.
AVON PARK Moving Sale Everything Must
Go! 3048 Glacier Ave, off Claradge. Friday
Feb 6th - Sun February 8th, 8am - 2 pm.
Many good household items.
AVON PARK Annual Garage Sale. Our Lady of
Grace, East Main St, Fri, Feb 6th, 8am-2pm;
Sat, Feb7th, 8am-11am. Thousands of Items!
HIGHLAND WHEEL ESTATE
1004 HAMMOCK RD., SEBRING.
Sat., Feb. 7th. 8AM-1PM
Used items, crafts, dolls, sandwiches,
funnel cakes, Raffle-50/50.
LAKE PLACID 49 Williams Rd, off
Henscratch, Thurs-Sat, Feb 5th -
- Feb 7th, 8:30-2:00. Dishes,
Electronics, MUCH MORE!
TOO MUCH TO LIST!
LAKE PLACID Annual Lake Placid Camp-
ground Yard & Bake Sale, 1801 US 27, South,
Sat. Feb 7th, 8 am - 2 pm. Lunch available.
SEBRING - MULTI-FAMILY PARKING LOT
SALE 4443 US 27, South, Sat, Feb 7th, 8am-
2pm. Baby Clothes, Furniture, Electronics,
Golf Clubs, and MORE!
SEBRING Buttonwood Bay Rec Hall
Community Sale. 10001 US 27, S.,
Sat, Feb 7th, 7 am - 10:30 am. Lots
of Items for Everyone!
SEBRING HILLS Multi-Family, 218 Kite Ave,
Fri-Sat, Feb 6 & 7, 7am-? Kids Clothes, Misc.
household, something for everyone! No Early
Birds Pleae!
SEBRING LARGE, Multi-Family Sale, 3820
Leeway Ct (off Sparta Rd) Fri & Sat, Feb 6th
& 7th, 8am-2pm. Household Items, Clothing,
Furniture, Lots of Misc!
SEBRING LIGHTING LIQUIDATION SALE 4443
US 27, South(Old Today's Lighting Location),
Sat, Feb 7th,8am-2pm. Chandeliers, outdoor
lighting, bulbs, bathroom fixtures & MORE! .
SEBRING SHS Varsity Choir Parents
announce a Yard Sale on Sat, Feb 7th, at the
Atonement Luthern Church, 1178 Lakeview
Dr, Sebring, from 8 am - 2 pm. Help us send
our kids to Carnegie Hall.
Sebring- 5 Family Yard Sale
Fri-Sat-Sun. Feb. 6th, 7th & 8th. 8AM-?
106 Longview Rd. off Sebring Parkway.
Tools, baby clothes, household items
+ much more!
Sebring- Oakridae Mobile Home
Park Trash & Treasure Sale.
DeSoto Rd. Sat., Feb. 7th.
8AM-? Refreshments will be sold.
Sebring- Sunny Pines RV Park
Annual Clubhouse Yard & Bake Sale.
1200 US 27 N. Fri, Feb. 6th: 8AMI-11AM.
Coffee/Donuts on sale! Also lots #123,
#1734, & #23.
SEBRING-736 Hibiscus St., close to
Fireman's Field, off Kenilworth. Fri-Sat.,
Feb. 6th & 7th. 8AM-? Moving Sale.
Everything must go!!
Sebririg-Braswell Heritage Estates MHP
Annual Park Sale on DeSoto Rd. Fri. Feb. 6th.
'8AM-1PM. Bake sale, white elephant, crafts,
and Kimbell organ. Lunch served.
For information call 863-402-0385.
VENUS TWO-FAMILY SALE: 517 Penske Rd,
Sat., Feb 7th, 8am-3pm. Household Goods,
No Clothing, Tools &Boats.
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 sbld at the Clubhouse.


7340 Wanted to Buy
HOUSE OR MOBILE HOME, Lease/Purchase,
Rent to Own or Assume P6ymens up to
$1,000 per month. No Realtors! Call Chuck
818-464-6550


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


NOTICE

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


8000
Recreation


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


News-Sun * Wednesday, February 4, 2009


www.newssun.com


Hammock Mobile
Estates
Betty Emmons
SEBRING - Members of
the Gourmet Committee for
February are Charles and
Sharon Davis Powell and
Penny Walters, John and
Audrey Hardy, Mike and
Betty McCarville. and Sylvia
and Joe Flanagan
Monday morning coffee
hour is at 9 a.m. Bingo is at 7
p.m. Tuesday is Shuffle at
8:30 a..m. Ladies activities
the first Tuesday and enter-
tainment and ice cream are
on the second Tuesday at 7
p.m. Wednesday golf is at 8
a.m. Pinochole and game
night are at 7 p.m. Thursday
is breakfast out at 8:30 a.m.;
meet at the clubhouse.
Euchre and game night at 7
p.m. On Friday, shuffle at
8:30 a.m.
Tuesday will be Ice Cream
Night with entertainment.
Sean Fieldler will be at the
organ; basket to be passed.
Wednesday, Feb. 11, will be
the anniversary dinner at 5
p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17. Bonco
will be played at 1 p.m. for
$1. Thursday, Feb. 19 will be
the HEROC Inc board meet-
ing/election at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21 will be a
French Toast breakfast at 9
a.m. for $4 per plate.
Thursday, Feb. 26 will be a
Haystack Dinner at $5 per
plate.

Sebring
Recreation Club
By Chapman Chamber/in

SEBRING - Ed Straub
has appointed Thomas Bruha
to be the club chaplain.Tom
will be a steadying force by
just his presence in the club
functions.


Sebring people have not
been attending the tourna-
ments or are not doing well it
they are. Max Tate. along
with Lowell Jones won at St.
Cloud.
Your shuffleboard finds
these team numbers of points
at the end of the second
week. The team will always
appear number 1-8 but you
can tell which is first with the
highest number of points. 1.
Allstate 11, 2. The Drifters 6,
-3. Disk Jockeys 6, 4. Alley
Gators 13, 5. Nifty Fifties 10,
6. No Name 6, 7. Sharp
Shooters 8, 8. Silver Foxes
12.
Jan. 22 finds 102 shufflers
ready to compete in a central
district tournament in
Sebring, sponsored by
Heacock Insurance and John
Bushee. The cool weather
must have kept a few away,
but not many.. Ed Straub
started the ball rolling. Larry
Brown had a few words for
us, welcoming three new
tournament players. Gary
Holloway set up the courts
and calls made by Larry
Brown, Max Tate and Ross
Pipher. Loraine Pollock was
once again the tournament
director and she had another
very smooth one. Winners
from the Sebring club find
Carl Wild, Harold
Cunningham, Lawrence
Ellinger and Joan Mondry,
Friday and Saturday find
Judy. Holloway, Sharon
Rohman, Harold Miller and
Ruth Parker winners.
Lunch was served, made
by Bill and Joyce Kaleita,
Grace Barnes, Patty Boswell,
Janice Patterson and Jacquie
Houston. One could have any
or all, bean soup, vegetable
soup, chili, several different
type sandwiches, hot dog and
homemade desserts, pies of
many different kinds, soda


and coffee. II you left hun-
gry. it was your fault. Our
club was decorated by
Shirley Brcckenridge and
once again looks great. Will
Judy Holloway have red for
February s calendar for
Valentline s Iay to go with
club decorations?
Will your club be known
lot Zuinba? We hope that it
arrives with us very soon.
Let's face it: working out can
be healthy, rewarding and
beneficial. But it is seldom
known as being fun until now
with Zumba Lorrie Smith
had the proposal for Ed
Straub and again before the
board Saturday evening. The
time frame that was suggest-
ed is Monday' and Thursday
at 5:30 p.m. Zumba fuses
hypnotic musical - rhythms
and tantalizing moves to cre-
ate a dynamic workout sys-
tem designed to be fun easy
to do. Bobbie E. Clark will be
the Zumba instructor if all
goes well and the time can be
worked out. Call Ed Straub
about the best party arQund
called Zumba at 386-0245.
All of this is found at 333
Pomegranate Ave. (behind
Sebring Police Station).

Tropical
Harbor
By Mary El/en Bryant

LAKE PLACID - The
Tropical Harbor Nu-Hope
Ladies were part of the Trash
and Treasure and Crafts Sale.
They wish to thank all those
who contributed items and
those who came out and
spent money. The sale was a
big success.
Burt and Ronnie Pritchett's
son, Tony. came home from
Afghanistan They all met up
in Savannah. Ga. recently for
a great reunion.
Jim and Betty Hogan


enjoyed the company of their
granddaughter Jessica and
her husband Jeff Wynden.
They came down from
Michigan.
On Jan. 21, the Tropical
Harbor Nu-Hope Ladies
enjoyed a visit from Kris
Schmidt of South Florida
Community College and
coordinator of Retired Senior
Volunteer Program. She
talked with them about the
various projects they do.
Thanks go out to Diane
Bennett and Shirley York for
hosting Monday Coed coffee
on Jan. 26. Thanks go out to
Donna VanDenbergh who
emceed. We enjoyed cake
with our coffee as a tribute to
Louise Smith, who is leaving
Tropical Harbor. She was
also presented with a gift
from Tropical Harbor resi-
dents. Louise was a long-
time Tropical Harbor resident
and we appreciated her for
being the emcee at Monday
Coed Coffee for many years.
Trimming of the trees here
at Tropical Harbor should be
completed soon. Corporate
home inspections were done
this past week. If selling a
home, use a 12-by-14-inch
sign with contact information
only, no prices on the sign.
We welcomed returnee
Lorraine Garner who thanked
everyone for the cards,
prayers and support for her
husband Bill's recent illness.
We welcomed guests,
Winona, sister-in-law to Bart
and Patti Wahl and Rita and
Fran, guests of Louise Smith
and also Sandy Anders.
Bert Pritchett made a pres-
entation to the Military
Support Committee. His son
Captain Tony Pritchett had
been in Iraq and distributed
care packages from the
Military Support Committee.
He has more recently served


a tour of duty in Afghanistan
for the U.S. Army Special
operations and presented us
with a flag that was flown in
Western Afghanistan the
month of October 2008.
Carol Noel announced
there are condolence cards to
sign foi the Tom O'Bryan
and family on the loss of his
wife Marguerite O'Bryan and
a condolence card for Louis
Wackershauser on the loss of
his brother Virgil in
Wisconsin. There are care
cards to sign for Mary
Bowers and Alice Plate.
Birthday and Anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang
Happy Birthday to Louise
Smith, Diane Bennett,
Shirley York, Jim TenBroeke,
Herman Smidler and Donna
VandenBergh. We sang
Happy Anniversary to
Herman and Norma Smidler.
Thanks go out to Virginia
Tharp for accompanying us
on the piano.
Helen Todd is back and if
you would like to learn line
dancing, come on down to
the clubhouse on Mondays
and Fridays at 3 p.m. Dart
league continues at the club-
house on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Come on down and join the
fun.
Jim Hogan announced that
the next Pancake Breakfast
will be held on Feb. 7 from 8-
10 a.m. Please hold on to the
tickets given as there will be
a drawing for a free breakfast
in March.
We listened to a presenta-
tion by AMS regarding their
services of roof covers, win-
dows, vinyl siding, screen
rooms and carports. Winners
of gift cards for Publix were
Joan Peterson, Joan Vladyka,
Melanie Clawson and Bernie
Vladyka.
Tuesday Ladies coffee was


emceed by Sherry White.
Coffee was made by Carol
Noel. There were 24 Tropical
Harbor Ladies present . We
welcomed returnee Mary
Dixon and also welcomed
Sharon, sister of Marilyn
Cromer, who is renting on
Beauregard Street. We also
welcomed back Mary Ann
Grieshop. Carol Noel gave
the Sunshine report. We need
more volunteers for the com-
mittee for Februatv and we
need someone to host ladies
lunch out in Februaly. Arlene
Clouston and Doris Bierstine
thanked all who donated
baked goods to be sold at the
Trash and Treasure and Craft
Sale.
We need someone to head
up the Memorial Committee.
Please contact Wendy Hagg
if you are interested. There is
always plenty of help but
someone is needed to head
the committee.

Scoreboard

Golden Seniors
SEBRING - The Golden
Seniors met Jan. 29 at Caddy
Shack with seven tables for
bridge.
The winners were: First
place. Randy Huber; second
place, Jay Royal: and third
place, Alice Smith.

Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING - Heie are this
week's bridge scores for
Woodhaven Estates:
Party Bridge: First place,
David Lewis; second place,
Laurie LaBerge; and third
place, Eric Wickstrom.
Duplicate Bridge: First
place, Eric and Sandra
Wickstrom. Tying for sec-
ond/third places were Diane
Carpenter and Grace Swan;
Laurie LaBergd and Jeanne
Sisson.


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


More Clubs News in Friday's News-Sun


Garden Club of Lake
Placid
LAKE PLACID - The
Garden Club of Lake Placid
15th annual scholarship fund
fashion show, "Beautiful By
Nature," was held at the
Lake Placid High School
auditorium on Saturday, Jan.
17, coordinated and present-
ed by club member Luise
Andrea.
President Alice Stahr wel-
comed 245 members and
guests.
The stage was decorated
in a nature setting with club
member Lorraine Tzoucalis
as Mother Nature and -plants
donated by lbanez Gardens
Inc..Spring and vacation
wear were featured fashion,
the providers being Lake
Placid Tropical Island Wear, -
Authentic Supply Co., Lake
Placid Embroidery & More
Inc., Lake Placid Feed &
Western Wear. From
Sebring, Sue's Cubby Hole,
Steve & Company and
Endless Summer Fashions.
The models wearing the
fashions were the following
club members: Sandy Otway
and husband Peter Otway,
Jackie Gunderson, Marge
Tousignant, Zola Truitt, Edie
McGovern, Tinka Howe,
Magie Glass, Polly Moody.
Carolyn Rothman, Sue


Birth Announcements


Woodman, Shirley Purey,
Opal Meyer, Carole Knopf,
Lee Burkhart, Sue Rood,
Dorothy Van Howe, Margie
Gilmore, Peggy Ranch and
Marsha .Browning.
Moderator Sally Kinsey.
The intermission enter-
tainment, Marti Capodiferro,
sang songs pertaining to the
theme with music provided
by disc jockey Linsey
Bishop.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING - TOPS FL
487, Sebring was called to
order Jan. 28 with 17 TOPS
and five KOPS giving the
pledges.
Roll Call had-the chapter
with a net gain of four
pounds. Best Loser was
Mary.Hayes with a two-
pound loss. Last week's Best
Loser, Margaret Wiley, lost
this week and received the
four 25-cent coupons.
The Mystery Gift has been
with Margaret Wiley for two
weeks and now has two
weeks to win the gift. The
Attendance Box was
unwrapped by LaRue Shaffer
and found another wrapper.
There were nine winners
in the Twenty-Five Cent
contest at 65-cents each and
Marge Kingston won the Ten
Cent contest of $2.10.


KOPS Shirley Hickling,
Alice Bowen and Sue Willey
weje awarded a $4 check
each for being at or below
goal for two months straight.
Bernice Arnholt received a
charm for renewing member-
ship at a lower weight.
There aie now three mem-
bers in Orlando - Alice
Bowen. Connie Webb and
Shirley Slabaugh. The others
are headed foi Atlanta.
Shirley Hickling gave the


program this week with a
''Which Food Is Better For
You?" quiz.
Call 382-7716 or 314-
9485.

TOPS Club 632
SEBRING -There were a
total of 49 members present
this week and the losses and
gains were neck and neck
with losses winning by a
nose. The Best Loser of the
Week was leader Judy


continued


Continued from page 9B
Eduardo Martinez
Tammy Kizzire and Eduardo Martinez of Avon Park
announce the birth of a son, Eduardo Christopher, at 3:26
p.m. on Jan. 21, 2009, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Eduardo weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 18'>
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Joyce Channell of Avon Park
and the late Leburn Kiz/ire.
Paternal grandparents are Margarito and Graciela Martinez
of GTO (Guanajuato), Mexico.

Juliana Sanchez
Maxine and Antolin Sanchez of Avon Park announce the
birth of a daughter, Juliana Nayeli, on Jan. 29, 2009, at
Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring.
Juliana weighed 9 pounds. 9 ounces and measured 20/
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Jose Escobedo and Maxima
Escobedo.
Paternal grandparents are Benito Sanchez and Jeofila


Villanucha.

Joshua Smith
Ashley Slicker and Joshua Smith of Avon Park announce
the birth of a son, Joshua Stetson at 12:09 a.m. on Jan. 20,
2009, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring.
Joshua weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21/.
inches in length.
Maternal grandmother is Linda Slicker of Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are Deborah Wiggins and Alan
Wiggins of Avon Park.

Caylee Wilson
Samantha Thomas and Dolen Wilson Jr., of Avon Park,
announce the birth of a daughter. Caylee Renee, at 11:15
a.m. on Jan. 22, 2009, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical
Center. Sebring.
Caylee weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Rena and David Dwight of
Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are Jewell Wilson and the late
Dolcn Wilson Sr.


O'Boyle. Wayne Carlton was
presented with his prize for
being the Best Loser for the
month of December.
The meeting was short-
ened due to a fundraiser, so
Betty Kerpan gave a short
program entitled "5 Tips for
Losing."
Beth Nay held on to the
Travel Gift and in two more
weeks it is hers. Yes-Yeses
for the coming week are:
strawberries, yogurt and
tomatoes.
The TOPS Club meets
every Monday at First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. Weigh-in begins
at 2:30 p.m. and the meeting
begins at 3:30. For more
information, contact Judy
O'Boyle at 840-1331.

TOPS FL 733
SEBRING - TOPS FL
733 met at Trish's South
Course, Highlands Ridge on
Jan. 29. The meeting was
called to order at by leader
Carol Mitchell. Seventeen
members weighed in. Donna
Blesch gave an interesting
and informative report on
childhood obesity. Members
were reminded that a 5K
Run to benefit the
Leukemia/Lymphoma
Society will be held at
Highlands Ridge on Feb. 7.


An open house will be
held on Feb. 13. Jo Cline
will assist Carol Mitchell
with open house planning.
Call 385-8723.

KOC expanding
SEBRING - The Knights
of Columbus, the world's
largest Catholic Fraternity,
has announced it is expand-
ing in Highlands County. Up
until now there has only
been Council 5441, which
services the Parishes-of
Sebring and Avon Park.
One objective of the
Knights of Columbus is to
have a council in every
parish. The Pastor of Our
Lady of Grace in Avon Park
desires a council in his
parish. Since this will be a
new council there will be a
membership diive at Our
Lady of Grace after all
masses the weekend of Feb.
7-8. This is an opportune
time for all Catholic men, 18
years of age and above to
join. The group will also
welcome any present menm-
ber who wishes to transfer to
the Avon Park Council.
Council 5441 will still-be
operating in Sebring at St.
Catherine Catholic Church.
Contact Joe Giecko at
314-9754 or Don Sliwicki at
402-0423.


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Don Farrens (left) presents the Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club Post Secondary Vocational Award for 2008-09 to
fellow Rotarian Ed Christy. Christy is a professor of
Business Administration at South Florida Community
and was recognized for his outstanding contribution in
preparing students for success in the business world.
The club meets every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at The
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DIVERSIONS


By MICHAEL TORCH


FIDDLE DEE DEE


ACROSS
1 Objects of core work-
outs
4 Carousing
.12 Certain audio down-
load
19 Goof
20 Landlord's schedule
21 Refrigerator com-
partment
22 Dairy frivolity?
24 Extra
25 Default subjects
26 "Scrubs" actor Braff
28 Living _
29 Dakota du Nord et du
Sud, par example
30 Mekong River locale
32 Chosen
35 Moved with purpose
37 Cardinal
38 Creep around
39 Place
40 Creamy dessert atop
a cracker, informally?
46 "How could _?"
47 Labyrinth parts
48 Root of government
49 Gen. Robt.
50 Guy's date
51 Monkey, pony or alli-
gator
52 QB Rodney
53 Leading
54 Source of the word
"clan"
56 Advice for golfers?
58 Home of the
Excelsior Mts.
59 New York town with
Playland amusement
park
60 Swamp
61 Measure of reaction
to horror?
67 Succeeding
72 Smoothed
73 Sushi supplier
74 With 78-Across, stat-
ed desire of many a Miss
SAmerica
75 Home to Ohio
Northern University .
76 "Zip- -Doo-Dah"
77 Overused
78 See 74-Across
79 Vitamin amts.


80 Guardians of a house
painters' celebration?
83 Evade
84 Where races are won
and lost
85 Some TV screens
86 Acted like an ass
87 Red carpet affair
91 Adobe material
92 " -Loo-Ra-Loo-
Ral"
93 Support, as an
embankment
94 Losing admiral in the
Battle of the Falkland
Islands, 1914
96 Disposable bathroom
item
99 Tipped off
102 Linens purchased
through a Web site?
105 Actress Beverly who
played Patsy Cline in
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
106 Avoid, as a sleeping
dog, maybe
107 Annexes
108 Chose to participate
109 Sponges
110 General on Chinese
menus

DOWN
1 Pierce player on TV
2 Why the eBay user
was laid up?
3 Clarified, in England
4 Plain's opposite
5 Some signs
6 St. Head
Lighthouse (Welsh land-
mark)
7 Blvds.
8 Historic leader?
9 Pasta brand
10 Style expert Klensch
and others
11 Engineering subj.
12 Part of A.P.R.: Abbr.
13 Conquistador's plun-
der
14 Aversion
15 "Washington
Journal" airer
16 Separated
17 Suit material
18 In a tough position


19 Hero
23 Pikes, e.g.
27 Fox News opinionator
30 Dish out
31 Assists
33 Infernal
34 Home of Wheeler
Army Airfield
35 County next to Mayo
36 Like the Chinese lan-
guage
37 Gardener's bagful
38 Having a bottom
40 Oil receptacles
41 Obligatory
42 Put back up
43 Robert of "The
Sopranos"
44 Patio furniture wood
45 Snore symbols in
England
47 Relinquish
51 Judge _, Stallone
title role
52 Check writer


Grandmother sees too

much of bodybuilding

teen's workout results


Dear Abby: My
19-year-old grand-
son, "Fletcher," an
average boy with
good looks, is . .
becoming as exhibi-
tionist. He flaunts
his body on almost
every occasion.
When people are Dear
around, he goes
into his room and emerges
minutes later without his
shirt, naked to the waist,
with his pants dropping
down almost showing places
we do not wish to see. He
struts around, going from
room to room, all the while
his pants slipping even
lower. Fletcher then usually
changes into shorts, which
also slide down and reveal
more than the public should
be viewing.
Does all of this seem nor-
mal to you, Abby, and could
you comment on it?
- Concerned in Bucks
County, Pa.
Dear Concerned: So,
here we have a good-look-
ing young man who works
out like crazy and has found
that building his body brings
him attention and admira-
tion. Who can blame him for
waiting to show it off?
That said, there is a time
and place for everything.
Tell Fletcher - and his par-
ents - that when he is in
your home, you would pre-
fer that he pull his low-rid-
ing pants up and keep his
shirt on because his expo-
sure embarrasses and con-
cerns you. (What he does in
his own house is his busi-
ness.)
And while you would pre-
fer that your grandson polish
other aspects of his persona,
perhaps it's time to consider
that this may be the most
distinct achievement he's
capable of. It isn't the end
of the world. It has led to
more than one career in
show business - and even
politics.


Dear Abby: My
brother, "Curt," is
a 38-year-old
rookie cop. We are
all proud of his
decision to go to
the police academy
and want him to be
successful. The
Abby problem is, at
every family func-
tion, Curt thinks it's funny
to demonstrate the tactics he
uses to make noncompliant
suspects submit.
These actions are unwel-
come, and they really hurt.
Curt hasi used this type of
force on me, my sister and
my children, ages 6 and 8.
When I ask him not to do it
anymore, he laughs. He
thinks it's all a big joke and
seems to enjoy having this
power over other family
members.
It is not a joke anymore.
If Curt does this again, I'm
afraid I will defend myself,
and then all hell will break
loose. What should I do?
- Not Amused
in Northern California
Dear Not Amused: If
your brother is doing this
with his siblings and their
children, can you imagine
what he must be doing to
someone he places under
arrest?
Your brother is getting a
kick out of inflicting pain,
even if it involves young
children. In other words,
he's sadistic and not very
bright.
Inform your brother that
if it happens again you and
the family will pay a visit to
the chief of police in your
community and file a report.
It is officers like your broth-
er who give law enforce-
ment a bad name.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline
Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
www.DearAbby.com.


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53 Alter
55 "Definitely!"
56 Anglers' baskets
57 Submit tax returns
via the Net
61 Circus.performer
62 "We ball!"
63 New's opposite
64 Schoolbook
65 Deliberative bodies
66 Halfback option and
Hail Mary
67 Sources of milk for
chivre cheese
68 Tolkien monsters
69 Trendy lab hazards?
70 Saw
71 Demolished, in Essex
74 Fast-food eponym
77 "Desperate
Housewives" role
78 12-point type
79 Really enjoyed, as a
joke
81 Put out


82 Genotype determi-
nants
83 Intelligent bot
86 Some underwear
87 Place to see Goyas
88 Pass once more
89 Schedule listing
90 Sign near a freeway
entrance
91 Italian 100
92 "The roof of the
world"
95 Assignment
96 Rock group whose
members wear red flow-
erpots on their heads
97 Take back
98 Some film ratings
100 Clockmaker Terry
101 Dress in
103 Tape player spec:
Abbr.
104 Alphabet trio


Her's not a stranger
Vhile his mom "The first and
dad saw the worst of all frauds
doctor, he col- is to cheat one's
I pictures and self. All sin is easy
ed Tweety Bird after that," said
ugh a maze. Pearl Bailey. We
I when he step on a slippery
nd a tic-tac-toe slide by selling our-
e, he asked me, In selves short for a
you want to Iiquick fix.
tic-tac-toe Relationships When Jesus said
me?" Jan Denise that the meek would


"Her's not a
stranger, her's a nice lady,"
he told his parents.
That was my high praise
for the day! It is my high
praise - and yours, too, I
suspect - for'any day. It is
also our ticket to peace and
prosperity, as individuals
and as a society.
"Blessed are the meek for
they shall inherit the earth,"
Jesus told the crowd on a
mountainside.
It's easy to be meek with
a young child because we
don't feel threatened; we
have nothing to prove and
no ulterior motive. We need-
n't reserve meekness for
children, though; demon-
strating it earns respect from
those who are most discern-
ing and untainted.
"Outside show is a poor
substitute for inner worth,"
said Aesop.
Yet outside show is often
exactly what we present to
grown ups - not because we
don't have inner worth, but
because we don't trust it (or
them) enough to let it stand
on its own.
None of us are really
strangers - we all share the
same spirit, the same home,
the same resources - but big
business has treated us like
strangers. And let's own
some responsibility here: We
have also treated big busi-
ness like strangers.
Sometimes it was conven-
ient to forget that we are the
big business of banking and
insurance and healthcare and
government. We ran to the
doctor or stretched the loop-
holes on our taxes as though
somebody else were paying
for it. Maybe we even saw it
as an act of civil disobedi-
ence; but it wasn't.


be "blessed," using
a more literal translation of
the original Greek word, he
really said that the meek
would possess an inward
contentedness and joy unaf-
'fected by physical circum-
stances.
That makes it easier to
embrace the truth of the
teaching of-Jesus; but if we
were taught to take the Bible
literally, fear might keep us
from asking "irreverent"
questions.that help us recon-
cile the teaching with what
we inherently know. And if
we were not taught to take
the Bible literally, we might
simply write it off as a piece
of literature that doesn't
apply to us today.
eek, according to
Webster's, is: patient and
mild; not inclined to anger
or resentment. Being meek
is a way to stay nice, make
friends and peace and, yes,
possess an inward content-
edness and joy unaffected by
physical circumstances ...
something we're learning to
truly appreciate.
When those who are
behaving like strangers �
instead of nice ladies and
gentlemen are through fight-
ing over the earth, the meek
will inherit it. When we do,
we will begin again with a
sense of out common pur-
pose to live well and love
well.
And since there really is
no "we" and "they," now is
the time for each of us to
begin again and play nice.

Jan Denise is a columnist,
author of the just released
'Innately Good: Dispelling the
Myth That You're Not' and
'Naked Relationships,' speaker
and consultant based in
McIntosh.


SPage 9B


CELEBRATIONS


White-Mathy
Nancy and Ronald
Zachary of Avon Park and
Robert and Tamra Mathy
of Sebring announce the
engagement of their daugh-
ter, Siobhan Marie Mathy,
to Michael Ross White.
Michael proposed on Dec.
11,2008, aboard a ship
bound for the Bahamas.
The bride-elect is a 2000
graduate'of Avon Park
High School and a 2004
graduate of the University
of South Florida where she
received a bachelor of sci-
Sence degree in elementary
education. She is currently
Engagement


Engagement

a kindergarten teacher in
Tampa.
The groom is the son of
Sandy White of Avon Park
and Carl and Rhoda White
of Sebring. He is a 2001,
graduate of Avon Park
High School and also grad-
uated from the University
of South Florida in 2004.
He received a bachelor of
arts in business manage-
ment. He is currently a
general manager for Papa
John's Pizza in Tampa.
Siobhan and Michael are
planning a July 2010 wed-
ding in Tampa.


Brandi Lee Daniels and Dennis Ray Elder II formally
invite friends and family to their wedding at 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb, 8, 2009, at Union Congregational Church
in Avon Park.


Ka'Myalezettie
Armstrong
Satin Weston of Lake
Placid announces the birth
of a daughter,
Ka'Myalezettie at 1:38
p.m. on Jan. 21, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Ka'Myalezettie weighed
6 pounds, 15 ounces and
measured 1902 inches in
length.

Kimberly Bloom
Amanda Schriber and
Shawn Bloom of
Okeechobee announce the
birth of a daughter,
Kimberly Marie, at 2:32
a.m. on Feb. 1, 2009, at
Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Kimberly weighed 6
pounds, 11 ounces and
measured 19 inches in
length.

Autumn Bowles
Maeghan and George
Bowles of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Autumn Brianne,
at 12:01 p.m. on Jan. 30,
2009, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Autumn weighed 6
pounds, 11 ounces and
measured 193/ inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are Allen Stateville and
Carla Callahan.
Paternal grandparents
are Rick Bowles and
Connie Brown.







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Birth Announcements

Isabella Garcia
Tina Garcia and Alfredo
Bonilla of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Isabella Arianna
Bonilla Garcia, at 7:13
a.m. on Jan. 27, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland'
Medical Center, Sebring.
Isabella weighed 7
pounds, 7 ounces and.
measured 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandmother is
Phyllis Jenkins.
Paternal grandparents
are Rebecca and Victor
Bonilla.

Adjahtae Kenon
Jennifer Kenon of Lake
Placid announces the birth
of a son, Adjahtae Antonio;
at 5:33 p.m. on Jan. 31,
2009, at Highlands
Regional Medical Center,
Sebring.
Adjahtae weighed 5
pounds, 12 ounces and
measured 19 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are Wanda Kenon and
Horace Kenon.

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Plan a night for coffee

and chocolate lovers
FAMILY FEATURES
Coffee and chocolate have been pleasing the senses for cen-
turies. Both are complex, with aromas and flavors that
are meant to be savored and lingered over. For coffee
and chocolate lovers, coqoisseurs say a tasting party is
the perfect way to indulge your senses and explore your
passion for flavor.
Whether it's a romantic tasting for two or a party with several friends,
coffee and chocolate experts alike say tasting parties are the new trend
in at-home entertaining. And expert tasters from Starbucks and Fran's
Chocolates say it's easy to host your own party now that specialty coffee
and chocolate are more accessible than ever.
Ann-Marie Kurtz, manager of global coffee and tea education for
Starbucks, says to brew your coffee in a coffee press to get the most fla-
vor from your coffee experience. "The press allows the coffee's complex
flavors to shine through."
Fran Bigelow, chocolatier and owner of Fran's Chocolates, says that
coffee and chocolate is a natural match. "Chocolate is grown in many
of the same geographic regions as coffee, and it picks up a lot of the
same flavor profiles like floral or herbal notes."
For the perfect at-home tasting party, Kurtz recommends brewing
presses of coffee from various growing regions to pair with a selection
of different chocolates.
Kurtz and Bigelow recommend these pairings of chocolates and
Starbucks coffees:
m Caff6 Verona with pure milk chocolate. "The complementary fla-
vors of the chocolate and coffee meld together perfectly," says
Kurtz. "The darker roast of the Verona holds up nicely to the
creamy sweetness of the chocolate."
* Guatemala Antigua with gray and smoked salted caramels.
Bigelow says, "The acidity of this Latin American coffee pairs very
well with the caramel." Kurtz adds, "The salted caramels highlight
the lemony characteristics of the Guatemala Antigua."
* Caff6 Verona and mint chocolates, such as Fran's Semisweet Mint
Thins. "The complexity and the roasty characteristics of Verona
make it versatile for chocolates with distinctive flavors like mint,"
says Kurtz. "The mint was highlighted at the end, and the semisweet
chocolate matched very well."
Kurtz and Bigelow have these tips to make your coffee and chocolate
pairing experience richer:
* Select: Choose a coffee from three different growing regions -
such as Latin America, Africa or Asia Pacific - and three to five
chocolates with a range of cacao contents. Your Starbucks barista
can help you pick the right coffees.


* Arrange: Set out the chocolate according to cacao percent-
ages, from the highest to the lowest. Have your freshly
brewed coffee in presses next to the chocolates with cups for
your guests to sample.
* Hear: Break off a small piece of chocolate. Listen for a
clean, sharp snap and observe the surface sheen.
* Smell: Breathe the aroma of your freshly brewed coffee.
You may smell notes of nuts, herbs or citrus. Then break
and smell the chocolate. The initial aroma should be of
cocoa, followed by undertones of flowers, fruit or spice.
* Taste: Begin by tasting the chocolate with the highest cacao
content. Let each piece of chocolate melt on your tongue


and then slurp each coffee.
n Describe: Discuss flavors as you experience them. Think of
adjectives that describe what you taste in your mouth like
caramel, roasted nuts, or citrus. Andtremember, have fun
discovering new flavors and your favorite coffee and choco-
late pairings.
Once you and your guests have experimented with chocolate
and coffee tasting, end the evening with your favorite blend and
a rich, chocolate dessert. This recipe comes from Fran Bigelow's
book, "Pure Chocolate" and will giye your tasting party a satis-
fying finish.
For more on specific coffees, visit Starbucks.com.


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How to brew the perfect cup of coffee at home


To truly experience the
complex flavors of the
world's best coffees, fol-
low the four fundamen-
tals of brewing the per-
fect cup:
Proportion
The general rule for
brewing coffee is two
tablespoons of ground
coffee for each six
ounces of water. This
proportion allows the
proper extraction of
the coffee's full fla-
vors and yields a rich,
aromatic cup.
Grind
Different brewing
methods require dif-
ferent grinds. Your'


Starbucks barista can
help you determine
which grid is right for
you. For a coffee
press, ask for a coarse
grind.
Water
While it may not
seem like an impor-
tant ingredient, coffee
is 98 percent water.
Always use clean,
fresh water that is fil-
tered or free of impu-
rities - avoid soft
water or well water.
Water heated to just
off the boil (1950 to
205�F) does the best
job of extracting the
coffee's full range of


flavors.
Freshness
Coffee's biggest ene-
mies are oxygen and
moisture. Always
store coffee in an air-
tight container at
room temperature.
Storing coffee in the
refrigerator or freezer
can result in moisture
from condensation
and is not recom-
mended for daily use.
Coffee should be
Ground fresh each
time it is made.
Grinding exposes
more surface area,
releasing flavor and
freshness.


Truffle Brownies
Makes 24 large or 48 miniature brownies
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate,
finely chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate,
finely chopped
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter,
room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
6 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup flour
Position a rack in the middle of the oven
and preheat oven to 3250F. Lightly butter
a 9 x 13 inch sheet pan, or quarter sheet
pan.
In a double boiler over simmering
water combine chocolates. Remove when
nearly melted and continue stirring until
smooth. Set aside to cool.
In a mixer with a paddle attachment,


beat butter and both sugars at medium
speed until light, 5 to 6 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition and scraping down
sides of bowl. Add vanilla and continue
beating until mixture is smooth and light,
2 to 3 minutes. Pour in melted chocolate
and mix well. If butter begins to melt
when chocolate is added, stop pouring
and let chocolate cool further. The fin-
ished mixture should be glossy and
smooth.
With a rubber spatula, gently fold in
flour until all traces of white have disap-
peared. Be careful not to over mix.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake
30 minutes, or until crust is dull on top
and a cake tester inserted in the center
comes out with dark, wet crumbs on it.
Let cool in pdn about 1 hour. Cut into
squares and remove with a spatula. Store
in sealed plastic containers for as long as
a week or freeze.


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