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Good MorningTo
News-Sun subscriber
Donna LaFlam
Avon Park


AP council to

look at budget

on Saturday

Community Center,
sewer rates and user
fees to be discussed
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The Avon Park City
Council will hold a special workshop at 8
a.m. Saturday to discuss how they can
reduce spending.
The city's fiscal year ends in October,
and they usually have a budget review each
July, but the economic downturn has cut
revenue sharing taxes by at least $150,000
from Avon Park's income projections.
That's'a large slice of the $7 million pie
made up largely of payroll.
The city is already holding off the reces-
sion cuts by not refilling positions after
retirements, resignations and terminations,
leaving several departments short handed
but still trying to provide the same level of
services.
Also under discussion, at the request of
councilman Joe Wright at a recent city
meeting, will be the community center,
which is currently operating at a $2,000
loss and may climb towards $20,000 if
budget projections.hold true.
The city originally scheduled the meet-
ing for some time in January, but pushed it
back in able to see the results of the ongo-
ing utility rate study.
Recommendations of the study include
increasing the rates of water and sewer
rates, pushing the burden of the revenue
losses back onto an already strained con-
stituency.
Another consideration coming out of a
recent council meeting is the possibility of
user fees for all the recreational facilities.
The budget workshop will follow a
Community Redevelopment Agency board
meeting where the city council, who plays
a dual role of board members, will take a
look at the recent developments in the
Airport, Main Street, Southside Advisory
Committees.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Highlands County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer Supervisor Monica Sauls addresses a large
crowd of fifth graders during her last DARE Day event at South Florida Community College.


DARE expert says

goodbye to program


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
DARE role models set the slage for a series of
short public service announcements throughout
the event. /


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Snowbirds Raymond Miller (left), of Indiana, and Dallas Mullins, of Ohio, play a game of
horseshoes Tuesday at Whispering Pines in Sebring.

RV parks an economic bright spot


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - There may be a slender shaft
of light emerging out of an otherwise very
stormy economic sky.
The National Association of RV Parks &
Campgrounds issued a press release Monday
that said after a slow start, RV parks were
doing as well this season as they did last year,
and that some are doing better. The report was
careful to add that this strength was not
across the board, that there were exceptions
and variations within areas.
This report also is not without its ironies.
When Ray Miller, who is wintering at the


Whispering Pines Village RV Resort in
Sebring, was told the news he shook his head
and laughed.
It turns out he is from Elkhart County, Ind.,
where the recreational vehicle plant has been
laying off workers for some time. Miller
keeps up with his hometown newspaper
through the Internet.
"They laid off 650 workers just this week,"
he said. "RV factory production is down 30
percent, and unemployment is over 17 per-
cent in the county."
Yet those who already own RVs have them
out on the road.
Continued on page 3A


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK -
Thursday's DARE day cele-
bration was "bittersweet" for
Monica Sauls, the School
Resource Officer supervisor
who has been active in the
program since its inception in
the county.
She was recently trans-
ferred to' road patrol, where
she has no experience.
"I'll be learning new things
but at the same imne moving
away from lv at. my entire
career has focused on," Sauls
said, adding that Sheriff
Susan Benton knows best
about where to allocate her
staff. "I look forward to the
challenge of learning new
things."
Sauls spent 12 years in


investigations for the HCSO,
working juvenile, child abuse
and sex crimes.
She has spent the past 15
years with the DARE, Drug
Abuse Resistance Education,
and SRO programs, traveling
to Brazil and Germany to help
establish similar programs in
those countries.
More than 1,000 fifth-grade
students -were at the DARE
day celebration, from schools
all across the county - but it
wasn't always this big.
"We had. graduation for
the four schools that were
teaching it the first semester,"
Sauls said. "Then we decided
'why not bring in all of the
fifth-graders from the various
elementary schools togeth-
Continued on page 3A


Citrus industry dodges

bullet in cold snap


Special to the News-Sun
LAKELAND - Cold weather swept
across Florida's citrus belt Wednesday
night, however, temperatures didn't get
low enough for long enough to cause sig-
nificant damage to the crop.
"We feel like we dodged the proverbial
bullet," said Michael W. Sparks, execu-
tive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual.
"There will probably be spot damage here
and there but in terms of large scale prob-
lems, we came through OK."
Temperatures must reach 28 degrees
for a four-hour period to cause damage to
the oranges, grapefruit and tangerines
grown in Florida.
"In general, stuff was a little warmer
than was perhaps feared it might be, but
there are isolated areas where there were
some problems," said Ray Royce,
Executive Director of the Heartland
Agricultural Coalition. "There were a
number of cold pockets; several locations
were down in the low 20's."
Although there were reports of sub-
freezing temperatures around the state, in
most cases they weren't sustained for
four hours.
The Agricultural Weather Information
Service out of Auburn, Ala., which
Mutual uses as a forecaster, accurately
tracked Wednesday night's temperatures.
"We are still assessing scattered freeze
damage to citrus crops from the Jan. 22
event so I'm relieved that Mother Nature

Continued on page 3A


'In
general,
stuff was
a little
warmer
than was
perhaps
feared,
but there
were some
isolated
areas
where
there
were some
problems.'

RAY ROYCE
executive
director of
the
Heartland
Agricultural
Coalition


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Municipal

golf course

greens to be

renovated
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - Members of
the city council were given a
choice Tuesday night at their
regular meeting.
The issue was how to go
about the project of renovat-
ing the municipal golf course
greens, which were last
upgraded 14 years ago.
An advisory sub-commit-
tee, made up of Mayor
George Hensley, Council
'President Bud Whitlock, and
Dan Morgan, a citizen with
an extensive background in
the field, proposed two
options.
The city could go through
'the bidding process, or it
-could use a system called
'design/build.
The committee and City
'Attorney Robert Swaine
strongly endorsed the
:design/build choice, and in
-the end, the council voted
unanimously to go that route.
The council also followed
-its greens renovation com-
mittee's recommendation that
The Heartland Design be
hired as the expert consult-
ant, which will set the criteria
and scope of the renovation.
Curt Zimmerman, the
city's purchasing agent,
explained the difference
between plain bidding and
design/build to the News-
Sun.
In the invitation to bid
process the city needs to
know in advance exactly
-what it wants, how much of it
and where it's going to go.
Companies bid on specifics.
The city's choice of company
is restricted to the best low
bidder.
In the design/build model,
the city only has an abstract
idea of what it wants as an
end result. It has no practical
-knowledge of what is needed
'to fulfill the vision.
Therefore, an expert is
hired who creates the shape
"of the project and sets out
what will be needed.
For example, Florida
'statutes demand that greens
-renovation on a golf course -
be overseen by certified land-
scape architects, so making
clear one is required is part of
the expert's responsibilities.
Using the design/build
.model, once the aims, needs
and wishes for the project are
,clear, the city may put out
Requests For Quotation.
With RFQs, companies bid
on the project as a whole,
coming up with their own
.creative ideas of how to
'specifically fulfill the vision
within the parameters set by'
the expert.
Those proposals are pre-
sented to the city council by
the bidding companies,
which use site plans and
-drawings to essentially audi-
:tion for the job. The council,
oor its representative, then
*rank the proposals by prefer-
-ence and may negotiate for
-price.,
The committee, Swaine
:and City Administrator Scott
:Noethlich made it clear from
.the beginning they all much
:preferred the design/build
:approach.
Jim Higgins, who manages
.the golf course, explained
:that once work begins, which
is still way off, temporary
greens will be carved out
near those being re-topped.
He doesn't want people to
worry.
"We've done this before,"
he said. "It's no big deal."


News-Sun * Friday, February 6, 2009


The Issue Last we knew The latest


Knoll-Century Hill
Homeowners
Association sued
over fees for new
clubhouse


The Knoll-Century Hill
Homeowners association
was being sued by home-
owner Aaron Seward
when it tried to purchase
a clubhouse and assess
residents for the purchase
price and upkeep. Seward
said they were withhold-
ing records and using
illegal tactics to reach the
two-thirds majority need-
ed for the measure to
pass. He withdrew the
suit about a year ago. "I
withdrew in good faith
hoping they would
straighten out," he said.


After the clubhouse was pur-
chased on Dec. 29, Seward
brought up another lawsuit
with more allegations, say-
ing there was now more
information in the case. The'
homeowners association is
being accused of fixing
votes and failing to hold
votes on secret ballot.
Seward said the board asso-
ciation numbered ballots to
coerce homeowners to vote
a certain way or didn't give
notice before taking votes.
"What they are doing is
wrong," Seward said.
"People are being intimidat-
ed." There is much more
information in the new suit,
and new case law has set a
precedent for the case. "I
believe we are going to win
it," Seward said.


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
John Zervas stands in front of the community swimming pool he created for his gated
community, Las Villas. Zervas is essentially starting his development project all over
again, after it ground to a halt when his partnership with the county fell apart Zervas'
housing development, designed to attract middle class families, had been a joint project
as Highlands County and he applied for grant money from the state. Now that the proj-
ect is back on track with the blessings of the city council, "We just want to sell (hous-
es)," Zervas said.



Getting Las Villas



back on track


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - John
Zervas, president of
Caribbean Real Estate
Developers LLC, has been
trying to get his gated com-
munity - Las Villas, at
4113 Kenilworth Blvd. - up
and running for over two
years.
Originally partnered with
the county, Zervas said prob-
lems arose over paperwork
and deadlines that delayed
the project and put state
grant money at risk.
Now, working with the
city instead, he has received
permission to make a major
change to the Las Villas lay-
out.
Approved as two-family
villas, Zervas wanted to
change 100 of those units
into single-family detached
homes. He presented his new
plans to the council and said
the houses would have a
seven-foot easement in
between.
Once council members
were satisfied this didn't


present a fire hazard, they
voted unanimously to allow
the change.
Zervas said his develop-
ment is geared for the essen-
tial workers in the communi-
ty - the teachers, police
officers, firefighters, and
utility workers for example
- who are necessary, espe-
cially after a disaster like a
hurricane.
In fact, it was seeing what
happened to mobile homes
during Hurricane Katrina
that inspired Zerva and his
partner Hector Pages, to
develop the plans and
designs they did. Their
stated goal is to provide
quality housing.for work
force families.
But Zervas at times
almost lost hope of com-
pleting anything. He closed
on the Las Villas site in
November of 2006, and
now, over two years later,
only a handful of buildings
have been completed
because of bureaucratic
delays, he said.
There is a pool and
jacuzzi with changing


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rooms and an entertainment
area already.in place, and a
children's play area, too.
SThe units are designed
with three bedrooms, an up-
scale selection of appli-
ances, ceramic floors, nine-
foot ceilings, paddle fans, a
screened lanai and an over-
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Downtown Historic

Sebring Craft Festival

slated for March 7-8;


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The
Downtown Historic Sebring
Craft Festival celebrates its
second anniversary on
March 7-8 as the streets of
the downtown historic dis-
trict of Sebring are trans-
formed into an outdoor craft
art showcase complete with
150 crafters with affordable
original works available for
sale. Admission is free and
open to the public.
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rior event with quality
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of the local and national
crafters have been hand-
selected from hundreds of
applicants by American
Craft Endeavors, producers
of the top outdoor craft fes-
tivals in the country.
Whether a craft enthusiast
or looking for that unique
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everyone. From folk art,


pottery, handmade jewelry
and paintings, to personal-
ized gifts, handmade cloth-
ing, scented soaps and body
products, a full spectrum of
craft art mediums will be on
display and for sale with
prices ranging from as little
as $3 to $3,000.
All of the crafters will be
at the festival with their
work, giving visitors the
opportunity to talk with the
crafters, learn about their art
and what inspires them, and
of course purchase original
pieces.
Festival hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, March 7-8.
For additional informa-
tion on the second annual
Downtown Historic Sebring
Craft Festival and other
American Craft Endeavors
craft shows across the coun-
try, visit www.artfestival.
com or call (954) 472-3755.


Highlands Habitat

chairman to speak

at MOAA meeting


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Retired
Army Lt. Col. John D.
Hawthorne Jr. will be the
guest briefer at Saturday's
meeting of the South Central
Chapter of the Military
Officers Association of
America.
Hawthorne will tell of his
role in . the Highlands
County Habitat for
Humanity to the MOAA
group at the Military Sea
Services Museum starting at
9:30 p.m. He will be intro-
duced by the chapter 1st
Vice-president retired Army
Col. Warren . Johnson,
presently the .head of the
Lake Placid High School
Junior ROTC program.
All MOAA members as
well as their spouses will be
welcome to attend
Saturday's meeting as well
as the monthly board meet-
ings, invited retired Air
Force Col. Roy Whitton,
chapter president.
Born and raised in
Highlands County,
Hawthorne was the first
African-American to gradu-
ate from Lake Placid High
School. In 1966, he enrolled
in Florida A&M University
where he earned a bache-
lor's degree in physics in


1971. Later he earned a mas-
ter's degree in business from
Albany State University in
1984.
His career has carried him
from a career progression
that started with NASA
working on the Apollo
Saturn Space Program as an
engineer through' positions
with major corporations
such as Ford Motor
Company Proctor and
Gamble to more recently the
position as deputy director
for training, planning and
redevelopment for the city
of Sarasota. Along the way,
he was an adjunct professor
of business at Albany State
University.
Hawthorne received his
commission through the
Army ROTC program at
Florida A&M University as
a Distinguished Military
Graduate. During his 26
years service (active and
reserve), Hawthorne served
as deputy commandment of
Combat Services School,
108th Division, served in
Operation Desert
Shield/Desert Storm liaison
for Unit Readiness and
Deployment and was
Command and General Staff
College instructor for 108th
Division at Charleston, N.C.


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Continued from page 1A
er?'"
Over the years the event
has featured singing, perform-
ances from ballet to line danc-
ing to cheerleading, magic
shows, guest speakers, and
skits from the SRO's them-
selves.
It celebrates the DARE stu-
dents commitment to being
drug and violence free, but
Sauls has run into a few of her
former graduates in the past.
"That's one of the things
,they learn about in DARE,"
she said. "Everyone has a
choice to make, good or bad.
If they choose not to have
integrity then they have to pay
,the price."
While on stage during the
event she drove this point
home, taking an excerpt from
a Harry Potter book to further
its accessibility to the fifth-
graders.
One of the characters tells
Potter that it isn't his abilities
that make him who he is, but
his choices.
The students who make bad
choices are the exception
rather than the rule in
Highlands County, Sauls said
during an interview.


RV parks

full despite

economy
Continued from page 1A
Witness the RV parks and
campgrounds in Highlands
County that are full, or near-
ly so. And they reflect the
reported national trend.
Said Lynda Phelps,
recently elected chair-
'woman of the Florida
Association of RV Paiks &
Campgrounds, "We started
:the season slightly behind.
-However, we have recently
.increased and have exceed-
,ed expectations. We are
right on target."
Sharon Roberts, office
manager at the Lake Placid
Campgrounds at 1801 U. S.
27 South; has seen exactly
that here in Highlands.
County.
She explained that going
into;2009 she had to be flex-
ible regarding the three-
month minimum lease poli-
cy the park exercises during
'the season, because business
was slow.
Now, however, "I would
have to say business is
good," she said. "We're
doing very good. We're
.full."
Up at Lake Letta RV Park
at 2455 Lake Letta Drive in
Avon Park, Danny
Whitmore was too busy to
talk in depth. "I wasn't the
manager last year," he said,
meaning he had no way of
knowing how this year com-
pared to last. But, "I'm
full," he added before going
back to his work.
Mary Cassidy. has worked
at the Whispering Pines
Mobile Home Community
at 2323 Brunns Road in
Sebring long enough to
make a comparison.
"I'm doing better (than
last year)," she said flatly.
"We're doing well, very
well. I have 157 RV sites
and 75 mobile home sites,
and I only have four left."
She added that there were
still two weeks to go before
the height of the season. Her
customers, she said, weren't
drawn to Highlands County
for any particular event.
"They are strictly people
getting out of the cold."
Dan Littlefield, of
Sebring Gardens Trailer
Park at 1940 Brunns Road,
isn't surprised business is
going well. Following warm
weather is at the heart of his
theory.
"The people ain't going to
stay up north in the expense
of the cold," he said. "And
instead of coming down and
staying on the coast for
$1,000 they come inland,
stay for $300 to $500 and
get the same heat.
"That's why, when some
people worried business was


"In this county we are truly
blessed," she said. "We have
some wonderful youth that
have gone on and become
integral parts of our commu-
nity - in government, teach-
ing, law enforcement, and
they are making good par-
ents."
Benton is responsible for
bringing the DARE program
to Highlands County when
she was a sergeant by using
grant money, and it will con-
tinue to grow.
"I'm excited to know there
are a lot of well trained DARE
officers that will take over,"
said Sauls about her departure
from the program.
Training to become a
DARE officer takes two
"intense" weeks, where offi-
cers learn how to communi-
cate and work with young
children.
"They take law enforce-
ment officers and make them
into instructors working with
young people without the
advantage of a four year
degree in education," Sauls
said.
With 15 years in the pro-
gram, she has seen a few sec-
ond generation children par-
ticipate, but her most vivid


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Fifth graders from throughout the county are excited to be drug and alcohol free Thursday
morning during the DARE Day celebration at South Florida Community College.


memory is one during a
DARE graduation with an
abused child.
"I had helped the family out
the year before, he had been
physically abused, and I had
the opportunity to work with
the same child in DARE," she
said. "It was a very poignant


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Henry Browning of Ohio follows through on his horse-
shoe toss at the Whispering Pines RV park in Sebring.


'Im doing

better (than

last year).
We're doing

well, very well.
I have 157 RV
sites and 75

mobile home

sites, and I only

have four left.'

MARY CASSIDY
Whispering Pines Mobile
Home Park

going to be bad, I didn't. It
will be a long time before
we're affected here."
Littlefield went on to say
his season had started out
late like so many others.
Now, however, he was
caught up and full.
Jim Ross, who hails from
Kentucky, and Paul Harper
of Ohio had stopped for a
conversation at the Lake
Letta RV Park. They echoed
Littlefield's thoughts.
When Ross was asked
what brought him to
Highlands County he said,
"The price has a lot to do
with it, and the traffic is not
as bad (as it is on the
coasts)."
For Hayden it was all
about the weather. "It was 4
degrees in Toledo this morn-
ing," he said.
Charles Pollock has been
coming to Florida from New
Brunswick, Canada, for
many years. He, too, reflects
Littlefield's theory.
Pollock had begun his
wintering adventures in
Myrtle Beach, S.C., but "it
really didn't stay warm
enough up there," he said.
He experimented with
Sarasota and Orlando, but


found them too expensive
and crowded. He moved
further south to Avon Park
for one winter, and then four
years ago discovered
Sebring. Now he returns to
the same camp every year.
Don Jay, who with his
wife Opal is wintering from
Indiana, loves the warm
weather too, but for him the
real draw of RV park life is
the social interaction of
potluck suppers, organized
activities and godd compa-
ny.
The winter residents were
asked how, with the econo-
my so shaky very few are
buying new RVs, can those
who are retired afford to
travel.
Jay, who is 85, retired
from General Motors 35
years ago. He said he had
done nickel, chrome and
even gold plating for the
auto company. It is his pen-
sion that makes his retire-
ment comfortable. His pen-
sion comes from the Iron
Workers Union, he said, not
GM, so he has no worries.
Most respondents also
credited their pensions for
their peace of mind.
Ted Martel, from West
Virginia, summed it up. "We
were working when things
were more stable," he said.
That led to better and more
generous retirement pack-
ages. "We had resources
available to our age group
that aren't there any more.
So economically (the reason
we're okay) is age and
money."
While most of the people
interviewed either ate at
home or joined other RV
park families for cook-outs
and pot luck dinners, all
reported eating out in area
restaurants at least once or
twice a week. Breakfast was
reported as the favorite
meal to eat out.


moment when we went to
.graduation; he started crying
and basically collapsed in.my
arms."
Her involvement in. the pro-
gram allows her to affect chil-
dren in the county positively,
being a small part of their suc-
cess along with teachers and


parents.
"I am humbled and blessed
by an opportunity to serve in
Highlands County for 37
years," she said. "Some of my
best friends and finest oppor-
tunities for; just a happy life
have been made right here in
the Sheriff's Office."


Freeze not as bad as feared


Continued from page 1A
cut us a break this time," said
Fran Becker, Mutual's presi-
dent and vice president of
Fruit Procurement at Peace
River Citrus Products Inc. in
Arcadia.
"Looking ahead to tonight
(Thursday night) we should
be OK as temperatures are
forecast to be a few-degrees
higher, however, we will
have good radiational cool-
ing conditions across the cit-
rus belt and the usual cold
spots could see lower temps
and heavy frost.
"We still expect to produce
the quality crop that Florida
is known for."
The USDA is scheduled to
issue its latest crop estimate


on Feb. 10, which will most
likely account for the freeze
damage Florida citrus has
experienced in the past
month. For more information
on the estimate visit
http://www.nass.usda.gov/St
atistics_byState/Florida
/Publications/Citrus/index.
asp
The Florida citrus industry
creates a $9.3 billion annual
economic impact, employing
nearly 76,000 people, and
covering more than 576,000
acres. Founded in 1948 and
currently representing nearly
8,000 grower members,
Florida Citrus Mutual is the
state's largest citrus grower
organization. For more infor-
mation, visit www.
flcitrusmutual.com.


Las Villas project plans

single-family homes


Continued from page 2A
The typical house will have
1,220 square feet air condi-
tioned, and 1,606 under roof.
The units are constructed
using foam insulated "Green
Block" construction. This is
highly fire retardant as well
as insulating. Zervas, who
currently lives in one of his
own units, said his electric
bill has never been over $50.
While the building and the
yard belong to the resident -
it is an owner occupied devel-
opment, meaning no rentals
- the homeowners associa-
tion takes care of all external
work and landscaping. In
exchange for a monthly main-
tenance fee, the owner has to
do nothing outdoors.
Zervas also pursued state
grants to help attract home
buyers, ultimately securing
$2.5 million from Florida's
Community Workforce
Innovation Pilot Program, or
CWHIP
These funds, administered
by the Bank of America, pro-
vide the first 50 buyers (who
must meet certain income cri-
teria) with a $50,000 grant,
bringing the price of their
home from almost $150,000
down to $100,000. Taking
interest rates into account,
that means a typical mortgage
should run about $750.
The program is part of
Governor Charlie Crist's
stimulus efforts in the state.
"Crist was on the right
path," Zervas said. "But he
had to get rid (of the program)
because it ran out of money.
All of these programs are
gdne."
There is another, smaller,
program at the federal level,
this one begun by the Bush
administration in 2008. For a
limited time a $7,500 home
buyers' tax credit is available.
This is money that does have
to be repaid to the federal


government, but no interest or
fees are involved.
The Obama administration
is considering extending the
program and going one step.
further by not requiring
repayment at all.
The point, Zervas said, is to
be aware there are options
available that may make buy-
ing a new home possible.
Call 402-5445.


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SPD report: Man
punched officer,
grabbed radio
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - In the
middle of a conversation
with a police officer
Wednesday night, a man
allegedly punched the
officer in his face,
grabbed his radio off of
his shirt and ran away.
Ralph Chavis, 18,
Sebring, was in the
Washington Heights
neighborhood when he
was approached by
Sebring Police
Department Officer Bret
Hinkle.
The two men began
talking when Chavis
punched Hinkle, the SPD
report stated.
Hinkle reportedly
grabbed the suspect but
he was able to twist out
of his grasp after grab-
bing his radio, which
kept the officer from
immediately calling for
backup.
During a chase that
started from the back of
the MLK Grocery store
on Lemon Avenue,
Chavis started to knock
down shelves in the store
to block the officer's
path.
Hinkle pursued Chavis
up Lemon Avenue while
his Taser malfunctioned,
keeping him from stop-
ping the suspect.
When he caught up to
Chavis, who continued to
resist arrest, his Taser
continued to malfunc-
tion. Hinkle struck him in
the back with his hands
to force him to the
ground, his report said.
Once Chavis was on
the ground in handcuffs,
backup officers from the
SPD found 14 Xanax
pills and marijuana in his
possession, the report
said.
He was charged with
battery of a law enforce-
ment officer, property
damage, resisting an offi-
cer with violence,
obstructing an officer by
depriving his means of
communication, and pos-
session of a controlled
substance, marijuana and
narcotic equipment.
He remained in the
Highlands County Jail
Thursday afternoon on
$8,000 bond.
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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Friday, February 6, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL

Mutual aid a comforting thought


Recent agendas
county level
mutual aid
again.
We here at the News-Sun
believe that mutual aid
between cities, counties, and
other government agencies is
usually a good thing.
Especially where law
enforcement and fire depart-
ments are concerned.
A mutual aid agreement is
where one agency guarantees
that they will offer aid as
available to another agency
when the situation warrants.
An agreement such as this
is not designed to force
another agency to extend a
helping hand - they usually
do that when the chips are
down anyhow. It stands as a
reminder that others are out
there and have your interests
in mind when a catastrophe
happens.
It is a comforting feeling,
we are sure, to know that
your brothers in law enforce-


at the city and the
indicate that it is
agreement season


ment or firefighting have
your back if the situation
grows larger than your budg-
et constraints have outlined.
Included in the recent
agreements in Avon Park is-
the decision to promote the
CART program. CART, or
the Child Abduction
Response Team, gives every-
one involved a better chance
to assist a family in recover-
ing an abducted child.
Resources from all over
the state can now be brought
to bear to help an Avon Park
family become whole again,
without worry about jurisdic-
tions and bureaucracy.
With the agreement such as
this, a local budget does not
hinder the investigation.
Another recent mutual aid
agreement was made with
Hardee County, and gives our
larger county, with more


resources, a chance to assist
our smaller neighbors if
needed when it comes to fire-
fighting.
A few years back,
Wauchula faced a fire in the
downtown that was larger
than its budget could fight,
and assistance from
Highlands County, and oth-
ers, kept the fire from devas-
tating the entire town.
With these examples, and
the fact that Florida faces
some rapid changes in the
weather that can be very
frightening, we here at the
News-Sun agree that these
agreements save property and
lives in almost every case
and we encourage our leaders
to take a close look before
turning down any mutual aid
agreement.
And in these unsure eco-
nomic times, where budget
cuts are effecting even our
most essential of needs like
fire and police protection, we
are glad that we can call on
that extra bit of help if and
when we need it.


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Everyone agrees that the
economy is in trouble. Not
everyone agrees on what
should be done. There are
those in Congress who want
to take advantage of the situ-
ation by creating a sham
stimulus package filled with
pork and payoffs for various
special interest groups. These
congressional big spenders
obviously think that people
are so worried that they will
applaud any action no matter
how wrong headed, so long
as everyone gets a slice of
the pie.
In order for everyone to
get a slice, the pie (the total
amount of the package) has
increased to the point that the
numbers no longer register.
There used to be a saying in
Washington "a million here, a
million there and soon we are
talking about real money."
Now it is a billion here and a
billion there, and the big
spenders forget that the
money has to come from
someone
It is so easy switch from
talking about millions for this
and millions for that to allo-
cating billions for this and'
billions for that, that one
might get the impression that
a billion is just twice as big
as million. A billion is 1,000
million. A trillion is a million
million.
Critics of the package have
pointed out that what is need-
ed is money in the hands of
ordinary people and credit for
business to expand and hire
immediately. The best way to
do this is with immediate tax
cuts. A tax cut doesn't need a
massive bureaucracy to deliv-
er the service.
The amount of spending is
unconscionable, but what is
worse is that many of the
appropriations won't kick in.
for years. How does money
spent in 2010 stimulate the
economy today? Obviously, it
doesn't.
Of course, every expendi-
ture has its advocates, we are
told how every appropriation
is absolutely essential and
marvelously beneficial. Does
anyone really believe that we
are in this hole because the
government hasn't spent
enough money on wasteful
projects?
What we really need is less
wasteful government spend-
ing not more. And we cer-
tainly don't need to pay off


From The
Right Side
Dale 0 Zeary

the political cronies whose
campaign contributions put
the big spenders in office.
America rejected Republican
candidates because they did-
n't keep their promise to cut
wasteful pork barrel spending
and earmarking. Does the
party that replaced them
think that the people want to
double the wasteful spending
and reward greedy special
interests?
How are we going to pay
for all this? Where will the
money come from? Out of
our pockets. Taxes will have
to be raised, and not just on
the rich. But taxes are unpop-
ular, the government has an
easier way to pay off a huge
debt. It can just print money.
The problem with this
solution is that the more
money a government prints,
the less each dollar is worth.
This works in the govern-
ment's favor since it can pay
off $100 worth of debt with
money that is worth only $50
or $25 in goods and services.
This may solve the govern-
ment's problem, but it creates
new ones, particularly for
those who retired believing
their savings would be suffi-
cient to live on.
If the $100 they put away
is worth only $25 in goods
and services, they. will find
themselves struggling to meet
their basic needs. Inflation,
particularly runaway infla-
tion, steals from everyone.
There are those who look
at the so-called stimulus
package and ask: What.is in
it for me? Will Florida get its
fair share? Will my pet proj-
ect be funded? They fail to
see that they are being bribed
with their own money. When
the bill comes due, will the
crumbs that fell on Florida
from this pork and payoff
package compensate for the
losses that every family will
experience with runaway
inflation.

Dale O'Leary ofAvon Park is a
writer and lecturer and author
of "The Gender Agenda:
Redefining Equality and One
Man, One Woman."


America is still greatest
land of all
Editor:
This past week I returned from
our seventh American Legion yearly
cruise we put together to, of course,
enjoy life and each other but mainly
to raise funds for our veteran pro-
grams and children and youth pro-
grams. It has personally been a
rewarding experience for my hus-
band David and myself, but this
year's cruise brought along with it
yet another dynamic force that
made me once more sit up and take
notice of our wonderful country and
all its attributes. The force came
this time from the eye of our
youngest son, Matthew, who along
with his lovely new bride Theresa
had come along for this year's
cruise, as did many other of our
travelers bring family.
Our ship first went into Key West
and all had a great time visiting the
beautiful shops, restaurants and
enjoying the unique sense of charm
that Key West has.
After a day at sea with us, devel-
oping a great rapport with the other
travelers and enjoying all the beauty
around us, we went into Grand
Cayman Island followed by
Jamaica. That evening my son came
to our room and was just analyzing
all the beautiful sights and people
we had met and how wonderful the
cruise had been. He then said with
much assertiveness, "Mom, you
know this is the first time I have
ever been out of the United States
in my 40 years and I feel in my
heart that there was no place on
earth like the United States of
America. The beauty God gave our


world was all around us as it is
everywhere but seeing these ports
and the structure of their economy,
education, living etc. I can honestly
say that even in these hard times,
Mom, there is nowhere like the
good old U.S.A. Our poorest of
people live better than these peo-
ple!"
Well, sometimes it takes a child,
even a grown one, to make you sit
up and take notice. If Americans
had only learned what my World
War II father had taught me as a
child ... buy American, keep your
money at home and keep our econo-
my safe ... we wouldn't be in the
hard times we are right now! S
o I guess what I am saying,
thanks to Matthew, is look around
us folks, be thankful of what we
have and are, and put America first
for a change. Let's stop whining
and reclaim our patriotism and pride
and no matter your politics, start
thinking beyond ourselves and put
American workers and products
first. Like my son said ..."There is
no place like America" Let's put our
money where our mouth is. God
bless America.
Qarlene K. Watkin
Avon Park

The writer is president of American
Legion Auxiliary District 8.

Freedom of Choice Act is
not a good choice
Editor:
I was wondering why there have
been no news stories about The
Freedom of Choice Act? I have
been reading about it for myself and
it is something that should be


TODAY'S LETTERS
looked into.
I know abortion is controversial,
but this law will allow partial birth
abortion and abortion at any point
in a woman's pregnancy. I know
there is'a lot of argument about
when life begins ... but wouldn't
you say life has begun by the ninth
month of pregnancy? A woman is
ready to deliver by then!
This Freedom of Chioce Act
crosses the line of morality and
murder. It breaks my.heart that it is
kept secret and that the media will
not speak up and inform people
about what this act is about.,I am
sure, that the majority of pro-choice
people would be against this once
implemented. Maybe even pro-abor-
tion too.
What happened to "other
options," such as adoption, counsel-
ing, ultrasound to show the woman
their baby before the decision to go
forth with abortion is made? Why is
this being swept under the rug?
Lives will be ruined because of this
"Freedom Act," and it won't just be
the baby that was aborted, but the
woman that went through with a
late term abortion. Please consider
looking into the Freedom of Choice
Act. President Obama has already
signed it.
Kim Frazier
Sebring

No changes in politics
are expected
Editor:
In the past three months, I have
been asked why I didn't write let-
ters to the editor any more. Some
asked by e-mail, a few I met at dif-
ferent places. I simply did not see


any reason to write, those writers
who treat politics like a religion
were keeping the columns filled. I
once wrote, and I will repeat, "there
is not one iota of difference
between a Democrat and a
Republican." I personally don't see
anything changing in the next year
or so except different people will be
getting the pork barrel benefits.
I firmly believe the real reason
for the recession is greed in the
ranks of the politicians and the very
rich. Honesty, integrity and ethics is
absolutely not being practiced by
them. Later, I will write another let-
ter about integrity, honesty and
ethics being ignored by corporations
who make sure it is listed in their
mission statement as being very
important to them.
Just for starters, I would like
everyone who reads this to send me
an e-mail if they really believe that
the two senators who did not pay
their taxes really did not know they
didn't.
Wall Street, the financial banking
biggies, and the list goes on, pulled
a scam on the public and still some
got their bonuses and very high
salaries. The politicians are taking
care of them with all the bailouts.
In April of 2002, the editor of a
newspaper wrote that he would like
citizens to write to the editor and
express their views on the current
events. I wrote a letter and was sur-
prised to find out they not only
wanted to print it, but to make it a
guest column. I was more surprised
when I saw the paper, the letter took
up.one-half of the page with no edit
cuts. Most of the letter could be
reprinted today and still be current.


I would like to include a key para-
graph from that letter.
"As long as the politicians can
continue to receive millions of dol-
lars from lobbyists and from corpo-
rate and very rich private people ,
we will continue to see more bills
passed to enrich those people. These
are the terrorist I fear, the ones here,
legally in the United States, in posi-
tions of power in the government of
the United States of America. The
private terrorists who have power
by virtue of being rich, who are
able to influence politicians by giv-
ing them millions of dollars and
have the power to ruin thousands of
people's lives."
Remember this article was writ-
ten over six years ago and millions
of lives are being ruined. Losing
their jobs and homes and the rich
get bailed out and still keep their
homes. One is living in his pent-
house while the politicians figure
out how to save him.
Look at the local government.
Seems to. take forever to investigate
wrongdoings doesn't it? I see where
the sheriff thinks the traffic fines
are getting too expensive so they
just don't write as many tickets to
save the public the cost of a traffic
fine.
I will close with the last para-
graph of the 2002 letter.
"I don't expect this letter to
change anything for I don't believe
that the public really cares how they
are being treated. If they did, they
would do something about it."
I can be reached at
weclagg@strato.net.
William E. Clagg
Lake Placid


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Charleston/Coles
picnic is today
SEBRING - The annual
picnic for the
Charleston/Coles County. I11.
area will be held as usual on
the first Friday in February.
today. It will be at Homer's
Cafeteria in Sebring starting
at 11:30 a.m.

Elks serve buffet
dinner today
SEBRING - Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will serve a
buffet dinner from 5-7 p.m.
Friday for $10. The menu
includes a choice of country
fried steak or apple roast
pork.
Line dancing will be from
5-6:30 p.m. Live music from
7-10 p.m. with Don and
Allen.

Reflections host
'50s/'60s dance
AVON PARK -
Reflections on Silver Lake is
having a '50s and '60s dance
from 7-10:30 p.m. Friday..
Music by DJ Dan Gruber,
emcee Doug Grant and host-
ed by Jim Stopa.
Cost is $2 and the public
is welcome. Bring drinks
and snacks. Ice provided;
soda will be available for
purchase. Call 452-5037 for
more information.

Golden Era play for
the Dance Club
SEBRING - The
Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
from 7-9:30 p.m. today at
the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Music will
be provided by the Big
Band Sound of The Golden
Era.
Free ballroom dance
instruction from Walt and
Sue is available at 6:30 p.m.
Dance the night away to
waltzes, cha-chas, fox-trots,
rumbas, jitterbug and other
ballroom favorites.
All club dances are open
to the public. Appropriate
dress required.
Admission is $5 for mem-
bers and $7 for non-mem-
bers.
For more information, call
471-0559.

Groups have music
* The Lake Placid Elks
Lodge 2661 will host live
music with Crissy will be
from 6-9 p.m. Call 465-
2661.
* The Sebring Moose
Lodge 2259 will host music
by Frank E. from 7-11 p.m.
today, and by Southern
Ridge Band from 7-11 p.m.
Saturday. Call 655-3920.
* The Sebring Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 4300 will
host music by Gary and
Shirley from 6-9 p.m.
Friday, and by Fancy Free
from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Call
385-8902.
* The Lake Placid Veterans
of Foreign Wars 3880 will
host music by Annie
Saturday. Call 699-5444.
* The Lake Placid Moose
2374 will host music by
Larry Musgrave from 6-10
p.m. today, and by David
Cooper from 6-10 p.m.
Saturday. Call 465-0131.

Buttonwood hosts
President's Dance
SEBRING - Buttonwood
Bay will host its "President's
Day Dance" today. Pre-coun-
try rounds will be from 7-
7:30 p.m. and the square
dance with alternating coun-
try rounds will be from 7:30-
9:30 p.m. in the recreation
center. Sam Dunn is calling,
and Phyllis Hathaway is cue-
ing. Square dance attire is
optional. Everyone is wel-
come.


Scout Rendezvous is
this weekend
WAUCHULA - The
Calusa District Rendezvous
for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,
Adventure Crews, and Cub
Scouts will be held this
weekend at Hardee Lakes
Park, north of Wauchula.
There will be arts, crafts,
and games for the Cubs. Fire


starting, compass, pioneering
and dutch oven cooking
competition for the Scouts,
and much, much more.
The Scouts will be camp-
ing out. They will be judged
on their gateways, their
campsites, and many more
items.
For information, contact
Chris Ritenour at 655-2537
or at Scubaman@vista
net.net.

First Friday-Sunset
set for today
SEBRING - First Friday-
Sunset at the Village recep-
tion will be from 5-8 p.m.
today.
Featured artists of the
month will be a group show
of paintings created May
2009 on the Amalfi coast of
Italy travelers, friends and
fellow artists: Marcia Baker,
Rose Besch, Lisa Ferrier,
Cathy Futral, Anne
Reynolds, Shirley Stone and
Barbara Wade.
Three of the artists will be
demonstrating in the Visual
Arts Center during the
reception for viewing.

Karaoke at Legion
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park will serve pizza
from 4-6 p.m. today.
Karaoke by Naomi follows.
For detail, call 453-4553.


public is invited to attend.
Seating is limited.
Admission and lemonade are
free. Popcorn is also free
courtesy of MidFlorida
Credit Union.
For more details on movie
selections, call the staff at
the Lake Placid Memorial
Library at 699-3705.

Lodge hosts Western
Round UP
LAKE PLACID - The
Red Hat Western Round Up
at Lake Placid Elks Lodge,
hosted by the Party Girls of
Sebring and Lake Placid,
will be Saturday. Doors open
at 11 a.m. Tickets are $20
and can be purchased from
Rose-Mary Pinto.
Call 465-2661.

Holsinger Concert
comes to The Palms
SEBRING - The Palms
of Sebring presents the
annual Holsinger Concert
featuring the Triumphant
Quartet in continuation of
the Palms of Sebring 50th
Anniversary year long cele-
bration. The concert is free
of charge and open to the
public. It is being held at
Church of the Brethren, 700
S. Pine St.. The Triumphant
Quartet will be in concert at
4 p.m. Saturday.

Sebring Hills hosts


Blood mobile sets up lace to Be dance
Blood mobile sets up


The Florida Centers-
Highlands blood mobile will
be at the following locations:
* 9:30 a.m. to noon today,
YMCA: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bill
Jarrett Ford.
* 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday,
Highlands Ridge; 1-3 p.m.,
Lake Placid Publix.
All blood donors will �
receive a mini physical and a
T-shirt. Call 382-4499 or
visit www.floridasbloodcen
ters.org for eligibility ques-
tions.

Walker Academy has
talent show
AVON PARK - All are
invited to attend the annual
"Talent Show and Bake
Auction" on Saturday in the
Academy gym at 1525 W.
Avon Blvd. Proceeds benefit
the Walker Memorial
Academy Senior Class of
2009. Admission cost is $4
per person, $2 per Walker
Memorial Academy student
or $14 per family of five or
more.

Sebring Mobile will,
have breakfast
SEBRING - Sebring
Mobile Estates, located off
KenilworthBoulevard, is
serving breakfast from 7:30-
9:30 a.m. Saturday. It's all-
you-can-eat pancakes,
scrambled eggs, sausage pat-
ties and links, sausage gravy
and biscuits, orange juice
and coffee for $4.

Veterans post plan
Valentine's dinner
SEBRING - The
American Veterans Post 21
will host a Valentine's roast
beef dinner from 5-7 p.m.
Saturday for $7 donation.
Karaoke with Jim and Eileen
from 7-10 p.m.

Willow Gate plans
garage sale
SEBRING - The Willow
Gate community is having
its annual garage sale from 8
a.m. to noon on Saturday.
No early sales! It's the only
sale of the year and there are
18 participants.
Coffee and cookies will be
sold at the clubhouse.
Willow Gate is at the end of
Thunderbird Road, off U.S.
27.

Musical hit playing
at library
'LAKE PLACID -
"Broadway Musical Hits" is
the theme for the February
Saturday Matinee at the
Movies series. Search with a
young man for meaning and
truth in the Holy Roman
Empire (Pippin) on Saturday.
Films are rated PG13. The


SEBRING - Sebring
Hills will host The Place To
Be dance on Saturday at the
clubhouse. Joyce Boivin will
be our performer for the
evening. The lights will be
down and the dance floor
dim. Have a great time for
only $5. Bring a beverage;
light snacks and sodas avail-
able for sale.

Hendry County lunch
set for Saturday
SEBRING - The third
annual Hendry County, Ohio
luncheon will be at Homer's
Smorgasbord at 2 p.m.
Saturday. Call Kirk
Zimmerman at 381-1182.

Reflections host
square dance
AVON PARK - Square
dance Saturday at
Reflections on Silver Lake,
1850 U.S. 27 S. Casual
dress. Square dance caller is
Sam Dunn and Rounds caller
is Phyllis Hathaway. Round
dancing is at 7 p.m. Square
dance is 7:30 p.m.
Call Bill Montgomery at
452-5196.

CCC alumni group to
meet Saturday
SEBRING - Chapter 169
of the Civilian Conservation
Corps Legacy will meet at
11 a.m. Saturday at the
Sunrise Restaurant (across
from the Gate Gas Station on
U.S. 27). At this dutch-treat
luncheon meeting, the group
will discuss plans for the
coming months and will hear
an update on the newly
formed national association.
The meeting is open to all


former members of the CCC,
their families and friends
and anyone else interested in
preserving the history of the
accomplishments of this
Depression-era program.
Call Larry Levey at 385-
8618.

Pedalers plan
monthly LP rides
LAKE PLACID -
Rezultz Fitness and the
Highlands Pedalers will host
a monthly Lake Placid ride
Saturday. The rides will start
at John's Park (across the
street from the gym, on
Interlake Boulevard) at 8
a.m., the first Saturday of
every month.
This will be an enjoyable
ride for all skill levels.
Helmets are required and be
sure to bring something to
drink while on the ride.
Call Mark Ross at 699-
9193 or the gyjn at 699-
1960.

Lutheran church
plans yard sale
AVON PARK - Everyone
is invited to the Avon Park
Resurrection Lutheran
Church Yard Sale from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The
church is at 324 E. Main
Street, corner of Main and
Memorial.
A good variety of donated
articles will be offered, no
clothing.


Marie Irvine
Marie Irvine, 80, of Lake
Placid died Feb. 1, 2009.
Born in Clay, W.Va., she was
a nurse and a member of'the
Lake Placid Church of God.
She is survived by her hus-
band, John; daughter, Bonnie
Lantz; sister, Jennive Eagle;
14 grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be
at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the
Masonic Chapel, Masonic
Home of Florida Saint
Petersburg. Arrangements
entrusted to Chandler Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

Robert Kuester
Robert James
Kuester, 84, of
SLake Placid died
Jan. 31, 2009.
Born in Gary, Ind., he moved
to Lake Placid in 2003. He
retired as a lieutenant in the
U.S. Navy and served as a
Seabee in World War II. He
retired from the dental pro-
fession after 30 years of prac-
tice.
He is survived by his wife,
Arluss; daughter, Nancy
Bailey; and one granddaugh-
er.
Services were held Feb. 5
with the Rev. Ray Cameron
officiating. Burial was in Oak
Hill Cemetery, Lake Placid.
Memorial contributions can
be made to St. Jude's,
Children Hospital in
Memphis. Funeral arrange-
ments' by Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.


Annual gathering set
in Sebring
SEBRING - The annual
gathering of Indiana snow-
birds will be Saturday.
Guests will meet at Homer's
Buffet, 1000 Sebring Square.
Fellowship will begin at 11
a.m. and the meal to follow
at noon. Everyone pays at
the door and asks for the
location of the Indiana gath-
ering.
Current and former resi-
dents of southwestern
Indiana are welcome to meet
new people or renew old
friendships.

Orchid auction set
SEBRING - The Orchid
Society of Highlands County
will host its ninth annual
auction at 10 a.m. Saturday
at the Bert J. Harris Jr.
Agricultural Center, 4509
George Blvd.
There will be blooming
and non-blooming orchid
plants of all varieties auc-
tioned. The society will
accept cash and local checks
only. A raffle also will be
held for a blooming orchid
plant and orchid related
items.
Proceeds are used to pro-
vide quality speakers at the
monthly meetings that give
presentations on a variety of
orchid related subjects. The
society offers a scholarship


Rose Meier
Rose H. Meier, 89, of Lake
Placid died Feb. 2, 2009.
Born in Mineral Springs,
N.C., she came to Lake
Placid in 1984. She was a
sales person and a
Presbyterian.
She is survived by her
daughter, Lynn Wudtke; four
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
A funeral service will be at
3 p.m. Friday in First
Presbyterian Church of Lake
Placid with Pastor Ray
Cameron. Visitation will be
one hour before service.
Arrangements entrusted to
Chandler Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Hildegard Shruell
Hildegard Shruell, 84, of
Sebring died Jan. 21, 2009.
Born in Bremerhaven,
Germany she moved to
Sebring in 1961. She was a
retired secretary in the air-
craft industry and a member
of St. Catherine Catholic
Church.
As per her request, there
will be no visitation or serv-
ices. Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of


to a Highlands County stu-
dent that will pursue an edu-
cation in horticulture or
botany.
Call Ed Fabik at 465-2830
or e-mail orchidmanl24
@yahoo.com. or visit
http:/llorchidsocietyhigh
lands.org/.

Trail Horse clinic
offered Saturday
AVON PARK - A Bess
Wall Trail Horse Obstacle
Desensitizing/De-spooking
Clinic will be offered
Saturday at Heartland Horses.
& Handicapped. The clinic
is limited to 20 participants.
Cost is $75 per participant,
auditors (observers) $15.
The clinic runs from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. rain or shine.
Call Wall at (386) 437-
3472 or e-mail howling
pl@msn.com. Portion of
proceeds to benefit
Heartland Horses &
Handicapped, Inc.

Lions set up
vegetable booth
LAKE PLACID - On
Saturday and Sunday, the
Lake Placid Lion's will
again open its annual "Farm
Fresh Vegetable Booth" at
the Country Fair at Devane
Park. They will be there
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All funds raised will be
used to help the blind and
deaf here in Highlands.


arrangements.

Emmett Webb Jr.
Emmett Henry
SWebb, Jr., 85, of
Sebring died Feb.
4, 2009. Born in
Nashville, Tenn., he had been
a resident of Sebring for 13
years. He was a veteran of
World War II, serving as a
first lieutenant and flight
leader in the U.S. Army Air
Corps and was a member of
St. Catherine Catholic
Church. He had owned a
service station and conven-
ience store, along with a
liquor store and was also a
farmer, raising Black Angus
cattle.
He is survived by his wife,
Ruth R.; daughter, Beckie W.
Woodmore; sons, Emmett III
and Michael J.;. seven grand-
children and one great-grand-
child.
The family will receive
friends from 2-5 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 6 at Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.
Interment will be at Calvary
Cemetery in Nashville.
Local arrangements have
been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.


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cheese


please


Cheese goes with everything...
hamburgers, crackers or a glass of wine.
To get the most of your cheese
selections, follow these pointers:


* To achieve full flavor, remove cheese from the
refrigerator one hour before eating or serving
(but be sure not to leave it unrefrigerated
longer than two hours).
* Cheese that is right out of the refrigerator is
easiest to cut or shred.
* When storing in the refrigerator, wrap cheese
in airtight plastic to minimize moisture loss.
* Eat soft cheeses (cottage or cream cheese)
within two weeks.
* Semi-soft cheeses (Gouda, Havarti, and Cheddar)
last up to one month.


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OBITUARIES


EMMETT HENRY WEBB, JR.
Emmett Henry Webb, Jr., 85, of Sebring, Florida, passed away
Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at his home. He was born
April 26, 1923, to Emmett Henry and Margaret (Kelly) Webb
in Nashville, Tennessee and had been a resident of Sebring for
13 years, coming from Nashville. He was a veteran of World
War II, serving as a First Lieutenant and Flight Leader in the
U.S. Army Air Corps and was a member of St. Catherine
Catholic Church. He had owned a service station and con-
venience store, along with a liquor store and was also a
farmer, raising Black Angus cattle. He was a member of Golf
Hammock Golf and Country Club; Knights of Columbus, 3rd
Degree member in Gallatin, TN; V.F.W. Post 9851 in
Hendersonville, TN and American Legion Post 2000 in
Gallatin, TN. In addition, he was a woods craftsman and
builder.
Mr. Webb is survived by his Wife, Ruth Reed Webb, of
Sebring; Daughter, Beckie Webb Woodmore, Brentwood, TN;
Sons, Emmett Henry Webb, III, Brentwood. TN and Michael
Joseph Webb. Nashville. TN; seven Grandchildren and one
Great-Grandchild. He was preceded in death by a Son,
Leonard Thomas Webb.
The family will receive friends on Friday. February 6, 2009,
from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in
Nashville, TN. Local arrangements have been entrusted to:

Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home
Sebring. Florida 33870 * 863-385-0125


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SNAPSHOTS

APHS SAC meets
today in library
AVON PARK - The
Avon Park High School
will have its School
Advisory Council meet-
ing at 7:30 a.m. today in
the Media Center.

Park Elementary
SAC meets
Thursday
AVON PARK - Park
Elementary will have its
School Advisory Council
meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday.
Topics on the agenda
include budget, progress
monitoring of School
Improvement Goals, data
analysis, comprehensive
planning, climate surveys
and needs and concerns.
If you are a person
who requires reasonable
accommodations in order
to attend a school meet-
ing, call the school at
452-4373 no later than
three days before the
meeting.

Good Grades +
Good Behavior =
Fun at LPMS
LAKE PLACID -
Good Grades + Good
Behavior = Fun for stu-
dents at Lake Placid
Middle School on Jan.
30.
Three hundred students
at Lake Placid Middle
earned a reward day.
To be eligible for the
reward activity, students
must have maintained a
3.0 grade point average
for the second nine
weeks, no D or F grades,
and no referrals.
Students enjoyed pic-
nic lunches around the
patio, free time in the
gym, the movie "Open
Season 2" and hanging
out with friends.
A picnic lunch was
provided by Lake Placid
Middle School in con-
junction with their PTO
that included grilled hot
dogs, chips, cookies, and
soft drinks.
Members of the PTO
volunteered to help
supervise students along
with members of the
reward committee at
Lake Placid Middle.

Cracker Trail SAC
meets Thursday
SEBRING - The
School Advisory Council
for Cracker Trail
SElementary will meet at
2:30 p.m. Thursday in the
Media Center of Cracker
Trail Elementary.
If you are a person
with a disability who
requires reasonable
accommodations in order
to attend a school meet-
ing, call the school at
471-5777 three days in
advance of the meeting.
If you speak a lan-
guage other than English,
a translator will be pro-
vided for you.
Call the school at 471-
5777 three days in
advance of the meeting to
arrange this,

Heartland
Christian provides
weather report
SEBRING - The
106.9 weather is brought
by Heartland Christian
School, where they dare
to believe that excellence
can be achieved.


Providing quality chris-
tian education in the
Heartland with a healthy
balance of sports, tech-
nology and the arts.
Fully accredited,
Heartland Christian
School is at 1160
Persimmon Avenue in
Sebring, accepting stu-
dents K-3 through 12th
grade.


Soup Bowl Lunch at SFCC


Courtesy photo
South Florida Community College's Art Club held a Soup Bowl Lunch to benefit its spring
trips to the art museums of New York City and Paris and Rome. SFCC's employees, stu-
dents, and Matinee Series patrons enjoyed 15 different homemade soups as well as an
assortment of bread and desserts. Glen Little, SFCC vice president, administrative servic-
es, and Joy Baker, cashier, try a bowl of creamy chicken soup.




SFCC offering several driver


improvement courses in area


Special to the News-Sun
South Florida Community
College's Community
Education Department is
offering a series of driver
safety classes.
Safe Driving Accident
Prevention Program courses
are for drivers who have
received a traffic citation.
The four-hour courses will
be held from 5-9 p.m. today
at the SFCC DeSoto Campus,
2252 N.E. Turner Ave.; from
5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
17, at the SFCC Highlands
Campus, 600 W.' College
Drive; and from 8:3 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.8
at the SFCC Hardee Campus,
2968 U.S. 17 N.
Pre-registration is
required. The fee is $35 and
may be paid by cash, check,
or credit card.

Senior Citizen's
Driver Improvement
Senior Citizen's Driver
Improvement course is for
people 55 or older.
Successful completion of the
course may entitle attendees
to a discount on their auto
insurance.
The six-hour class will be
held from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
Thursday at the SFCC
Highlands Campus, 600 W.
College Drive.
Pre-registration is required
and the fee is $10.
Participants may register in
Building B on the Highlands
Campus or at any SFCC
campus or center.

Alcohol Drug
Accident Prevention
Training (ADAPT)
A series of Alcohol Drug
Accident Prevention
Training courses will be
offered for first-time driver's
license applicants.
The four-hour courses will
be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Saturday at the SFCC
Teacherage, 501 Lemon St.,
Sebring; Saturday, Feb. 14,
at the SFCC DeSoto Campus,
2252 N.E. Turner Ave., and
Saturday, Feb. 28, at the
SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968
U.S. 17 N.
Pre-registration is
required. The fee is $30 and
may be paid by cash; check,


or credit card. Participants
may register in Building B on
the Highlands Campus or at
any SFCC campus or center.
For more information on
any of the above listed class-
es, contact the Community
Education office at 453-
6661, 465-5300, 494-7500,
773-2252, or 382-6900, ext.
7392 or 7153.

12-Hour Advanced
Basic Driver
Improvement Course
Two 12-hour Advanced
Driver Improvement Courses
will be offered for drivers
who wish to have their dri-
ver's license reinstated or
those that were ordered by
the court to do so.
The courses will be- held


Tuesday-Thursday at the
Highlands Campus, 600 W.
College Drive.
Pre-registration is
required, and the fee is $118.

8-Hour Driver
Improvement Course
An 8-hour Basic Driver
Improvement Program for
drivers who have been
ordered by the court to com-
plete this class will also be
offered.
The course is approved by
the state of Florida. Pre-reg-
istration is required.
For class price, dates, and
times, contact the
Community Education office
at 453-6661, 465-5300, 494-
7500, 773-2252, or 382-
6900, ext. 7153 or 7388.
f


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - South
Florida Community
College's Corporate and
Continuing Education
Department will offer the
workshop, The
Extraordinary Leader, from
1-5 p.m. Wednesday at the
SFCC Highlands Campus.
The workshop will help
those who are in leadership
roles create an atmosphere
of trust in their organiza-
tion, improve their people
skills, understand their own
strengths -and weaknesses,
create values-driven organ-
izations, prepare personal
and company mission state-
ments, and understand how
failure is the optimum


teacher. The cost is $125.
Students will learn to
create, format, save, and
print basic spreadsheets,
formulas, and charts in
Intro to MS Excel 2007.
The workshop will meet
Friday, today and Feb. 13.
In Intermediate MS Excel
2007, students will learn
more about sorting, filter-
ing, subtotals, and formu-
las. The workshop meets
Friday, Feb. 20 and Feb.
27. These eight-hour work-
shops meet 12:30-4:30 p.m.
The cost is $125.
To register for these
workshops, call Lorrie Key,
coordinator, SFCC
Corporate and Continuing
Education, at 784-7033.


Courtesy photo
On Feb. 2, Leonard Pitts Jr., author and Pulitzer Prize-
winning columnist, spoke to college and high school stu-
dents in the South Florida Community University Center
Auditorium and that evening gave a lecture for the SFCC
Kaleidoscope Series. While describing his own rise from
a teenage'music reporter f6r Ebony magazine to a social
commentator for the Miami Herald, he encouraged his
young audience to commit their lives to the thing they
most enjoyed doing, saying that work they loved would
never feel like work.


SFCC offering business

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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Jan. 30, 2009
On this day, Highlands County public
safety officials also ran calls for 74 traffic
stops, 4 child abuse, 3 juvenile trouble (4
juvenile trouble delayed), 2 battery, (1
sexual battery), 21 watch orders, 42
EMS, and 18 alarms.
23:51, Jacklin Ave., Accident with
unknown injury.
23:51, Hammock Rd., Accident with
Unknown injury.
23:32, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
23:32, S. Crane St., Accident without
injury.
23:17, S. Highlands Ave., Transport.
22:59, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
22:41, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
.Sheriff's Office, Suspicious incident.
22:32, Main Ave., Suspicious person.
22:31, Memorial Dr., Suspicious person.
22:21, Highlands Ave., Narcotics
violation.
22:13, W. Center Ave., Assist agency.
22:05, Moon Glow Ave., Reckless driver.
21:52, Prospect Ave., Suspicious
incident.
21:39, W. Garrett Rd.-Beachfront Club,
Accident without injury.
21:37, Orange St.-Highlands County Jail,
Transport.
21:37, Flagler St., Suspicious person.
21:30, U.S. 27-X2 (Dal Hall Blvd.),
Suspicious person.
21:23, Magnolia Ave.-Fairgrounds, Assist
public-ATC.
21:20, Sebring Square-Shooter's Bar and
Grill, Suspicious vehicle.
21:00, U.S. 27 N.-Cingular Wireless,
Alcohol violation.
20:47, Garrett Rd.-Squally's, Narcotics
violation.
20:42, Eagle's Nest Motors, Follow-up.
20:28, U.S. 27-X2 (Bayview St.),
Reckless driver.
20:26, Wildflower St., Suspicious
incident.
20:24, U.S. 27 S.-Paul's Harborside,
Follow-up.
20:24, N. Shamrock Rd., Verbal
disturbance.
20:23, First St., Alcohol violation.
20:23, Bright Hill Ave., Suspicious
incident.
20:16, First St., Suspicious person.
20:14, Magnolia Ave.-Firemen's Field,
Trespassing. '
20:07, Fernvale Ave., Fire.
19:52, Magnolia Ave.-Fairgrounds,
Disturbance fight.
19:52,,Peugeot St., Suspicious person.
19:52, N. Orangewood St.-Orangewood
-Acres, Suspicious person.
19:50, Valerie Blvd., Suspicious person.
19:42, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police -
Department, Assist public-ATC.
19:32, Coco Palm St., Assist noise
ordinance.
19:25, N. Self Ave., Follow-up.
19:19, Hardee St., Harassment.
19:17, DeSoto City Rd., Assist noise
"ordinance.
19:08, Sunset Pointe Dr., Suspicious
incident.
19:04, Del Rio Ct., Follow-up.
18:49, S. Lake Ave.-Lake Ave. Medical
Center, Suspicious person.
18:47, E. Caribbean Rd.-Sebring Falls
Mobile Home Park, Verbal disturbance..
18:29, Malcolm St., Animal complaint.
18:23, Steiner Ave., Animal complaint.
18:13, Shaw St., Follow-up.
17:58, Hitakee Ave., Civil dispute.
17:38, Swallow Ave., Harassment
delayed.
17:37, Wolfe Dr., Civil dispute.
:17:21, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, Follow-up.
176:17, Trout Ave., Felony,
:fraud/embezzlement.
-17:16, N. Holly Ave., Animal complaint.
;17:14, Highlands Lake Dr., Shooting in '
:area.
-17:06, E. Center Ave., Suspicious person.
.16:55, Skipper Rd., Radar request.
:16:55, Commerce Ave., Suspicious
-incident.
:16:55, Grapefruit Ave., Assist public-ATC.
:16:53, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Mae Lee's
* International Deli, Property found.
:16:49, Citrus Blvd., Suspicious Incident.
'16:48, W. Stratford Rd., Suspicious
-incident.
'16:46, Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.-Heartland
,Home Health, Suspicious person.
16:38, C.R. 721, Suspicious incident.
'16:37, E. Canfield St., Follow-up.
*16:34, King Dr., Harassment delayed.
:16:10, Skipper Rd., Follow-up.
'16:06, S. Prospect Ave., Follow-up.
S15:36, S. U.S. 27-Chaney's Used Cars
and Trucks, Harassment delayed.
:15:17, Sun 'N Lakes'Blvd.-Ponce De
, Leon Blvd., Trash/litter.
'15:15, U.S. 27 S.-Warren's Auto Sales,
Follow-up.
15:03, Lake Lillian Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
14:57, Micco Ave., Civil dispute.
14:40, W. Bell St-Lemon Tree Apts.,
Assist public-ATC.
14:31, U.S. 27, Highway obstruction.
14:12, W. Taunton Rd., Assistwith VIN
check.
14:09, U.S. 27-X2 (Sebring Parkway),
Disabled vehicle.
14:04, U.S. 98, Suspicious person.
14:04, W. Hill St., Suspicious person.
13:54, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay Grocery,
Accident without injury.
13:51, E. Main St.-Avon Park City Hall,



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The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Tuesday, Feb.


Administrative.
13:47, U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food Mart,
Suspicious incident.
13:47, U.S. 27 S.-7 Days Food Mart,
Follow-up.
13:38, S. Commerce Ave., Miscellaneous
incident.
13:35, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Jail, Follow-up.,
13:21, U.S. 27 S.-Dollar Store, Accident
without injury.
13:20, U.S. 27 S.-Captain D's Seafood,
Property damage.
13:13, U.S. 27 N.-Home Depot,
Suspicious vehicle.
13:12, S. Camphor Loop, Follow-up.
13:09, Weigle Ave.-Artistic Towing and
Storage, Civil dispute.
13:04, N. Hazel Rd.-Aaron's Sales and
Lease, Stolen vehicle delayed.
12:55, S.R. 17, Reckless driver.
12:54, Melody Lane, Verbal disturbance.
12:33, U.S. 27, Accident without injury.
12:27 No address, Mentally ill.
12:17, S. U.S. 27-Radio Shack, Follow-
up.
12:15, U.S. 27 S., Accident without
injury.
12:14, U.S. 27, Accident without injury.
12:05, Placid Lakes Blvd., Dead person.
12:03, U.S. 27 S., Suspicious vehicle.
11:56, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Administrative.
11:53, S.R. 17, Suspicious incident.
11:51, W. Cornell St.-Macklin
Automotive, Assist public-ATC.
11;35, Vicki Dr., Accident without injury.
11:27, S. Commerce Ave.-Board of
County Commissioners, Misdemeanor.
11:23, Lake Josephine-Lake Josephine
Baptist, Escort..
11:17, U.S. 27 N.-Sun Trust Bank,
Follow-up.
11:11, Butler Ave., Escort.
11:10, Main St., Radar request.
11:10, Butler Ave., Assist agency.
11:09, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Assist agency.
11:09, U.S.'27, Assist agency:
11:06, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
10:57, Corvette Ave., Accident without
injury.
10:56, U.S. 27 S.-Highlands Independent
Operation, Follow-up.
10:49, Glenwood Ave.-Dot's Restaurant,
Theft delayed.
10:42, Pinewood Blvd., Sexual offender.
10:37, U.S. 27 N.-Florida Hospital Lake
Placid, Administrative.
10:36, Brunns Rd.-Whispering Pines
Mobile Home Park, Suspicious incident.
10:33, Triumph Dr., Theft delayed.
10:32, Sebring Parkway-Bank of
America, Theft delayed.
10:29, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid Police
Department, Property found.
10:22, Swallow Ave., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
10:03, Fernleaf Ave.-highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Sexual offender.
09:59, Lake Josephine Shores Rd., Assist
with VIN check.
09:58, Rare Rd.-Alan Jay Nissan, Assist
with VIN check.
09:54, U.S. 27 S.-Sunshine Check
Cashing, Accident without injury.
09:51, Green Dragon Dr.-Lake Placid
High School, Suspicious incident.
09:47, E. Palmetto St.-Park Elementary,
Property found.
09:40, S. Tangerine Dr.-Lake Placid
Middle School, Disturbance.
09:23, U.S. 27 N., Fire.
08:43, S. C.R. 64 E.-Avon Park Bombing
Range, Lost or stolen tag.
08:18, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Property lost.
07:47, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida Hospital
Heartland, Harassment delayed.,
07:06, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Animal complaint.
07:03, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
06:47, S.E. Adams St., Sexual offender.
06:41, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
06:27, Lula B. White St., Sexual offender.
06:06, S. Overlook Terrace, Sexual
offender.
03:32, Hill Ct., Civil process.
02:50, Country Hill Rd.-Country Hill
Apts., Assist noise ordinance.
02:39, All Star Car Sales, Suspicious
incident.
02:25, Howard Ave., Verbal disturbance.
02:03, U.S. 27 S.-McDonald's,
Suspicious vehicle.
02:02, N. U.S. 27-Sebring Plaza, Assist
public-ATC.
02:00, E. Center Ave., Suspicious person.
01:59, Gladiola Ave., Assist agency.
01:19, Glenwood Ave., Verbal
disturbance.
00:42, Sebring Square-Shooter's Bar and
Grill, Disturbance fight.
00:16, Red Pine Dr., Suspicious person.
00:12, S. Pine St., Suspicious incident.
00:11, Gladiola Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.

Jan. 29, 2009
On this day, Highlands County public
safety officials also ran calls for 3
missing juvenile (1 missing adult), 38
traffic stops, 1 child abuse (1 adult
abuse), 1 juvenile trouble (1 juvenile
trouble delayed), 2 domestic disputes (4
domestic injunctions, 1 assault, 1
battery, 1 battery delayed), 32 watch
orders, 37 EMS, 11 alarms (2 medical
alarms) and 3 fire alarms.
23:54, Barnum St., Assist noise


* Maxo Charles, 28. of Lake
Wales, was charged with pro-
bation violation, misdemeanor
or community control, warrant
for possession of cannabis.
* Juan Antonio Cruz, 23, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, war-


ordinance.
23:37, E. Main St.-Donaldson Park,
Suspicious vehicle.
23:14, Dinner Lake Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:05, Park Crest Terrace, Suspicious
incident.
23:01, Sebring Square-Shooter's Bar and
Grill, Suspicious incident.
23:00, N. Riverdale Rd., Fire brush.
22:57, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious vehicle.
22:42, Pardee Sub Rd., Civil dispute.
22:35, Park Crest Terrace, Burglary
delayed.
22:26, N. Florida Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:08, W. Morrill St., Property damage.
22:06, Arbuckle Creek Rd., Shooting in
area.
22:03, Paulk St., Animal complaint.
21:44, N. Lake Ave.-Avon Mobile Home
Park, Suspicious incident.
21:39, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
21:36, Pinehill Lane, Reckless driver.
21:28, Haw Branch Rd.-Country Club
Realty, Property lost.
21:23, Sunset Dr., Suspicious vehicle.
21:14, Amaranth St., Assist public-ATC.
21:10, Little Lake Dr., Suspicious
incident.
.21:00, Second St., Accident without
injury.
20:43, U.S. 27 S.-Highlands Independent
Bank, Suspicious vehicle.
20:38, S.R. 66, Reckless driver.
20:36, Peters Rd., Suspicious vehicle.
20:35, W. Snell Rd., Verbal disturbance.
20:07, N. Forest Ave.-Union
Congregational Church, Follow-up.
19:56, Duane Palmer Blvd., Shooting in
area.
19:56, Kenilworth Blvd., Disabled vehicle.
19:50, S. U.S. 27-Radio Shack, Theft
delayed.
19:45, Hal McRae Blvd., Verbal
disturbance.
19:39, Ashton Dr., Property lost.
19:37, E. Camphor St., Harassment.
19:34, E: Main St., Suspicious incident.
19:32, No address, Mentally ill.
19:27, Impatiens St., Suslicious
incident.
19:19, Porsche Ave., Harassment
delayed.
19:10, White Pine Dr.-Whispering Pines
Baptist, Suspicious vehicle.
19:10, Omullaoee Dr., Suspicious
incident.
19:07, Persimmon Ct.-Avon Park area,
Harassment.
19:00, E. Main St.-Donaldson Park,
Suspicious vehicle.
18:52, Persimmon Ct.-The Villas,
Trespassing.
18:38, Lark Ave., Assist noise ordinance.
18:32, Sebring Parkway, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
18:35, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Civil dispute.
18:09, West Blvd., Follow-up.
18:01, Bottlebrush Ave., Animal
complaint.
17:47, S.R. 70, Highway obstruction.
17:41, U.S. 27 S.-Jones Oil and Tire,
Assist agency.
17:37, Raccoon Lane, Suspicious person.
17:23, Memorial Dr., Burglary delayed.
17:20, Woodbury Ave., Assipt public-
ATC.
17:18, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, Follow-up.
17:16, Highlands Blvd., Drunk.person.
17:09, U.S. 27, Accident with unknown
injury.
17:04, Otter Trail, Burglary delayed.
17:04, Bonnie Rd. N.W., Burglary
delayed.
17:03, Lake Groves Rd., Disturbance
fight.
17:01, Holiday Beach Dr., Shooting in
area.
16:47, Black Oak St., Shooting in area.
16:39, N. U.S. 27-Walmart Discount
Cities Avon Park, Theft delayed.
16:38, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay Grocery,
Accident without injury.
16:25, S. Highlands Ave.-Children's
Advocacy Center, Assist agency.
16:23, U.S. 27, Assist agency.
15:59, Lake Josephine Dr., Suspicious
incident.
15:55, Atterberry Dr., Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:41, Ramiro St., Reckless driver.
15:35, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, Disabled vehicle.
15:30, Villaway West, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:25, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Felony,
fraud/embezzlement.
15:21, Wallace Dr., Sexual offender.
15:09, Lake Clay Dr., Suspicious person.
15:08, Woodbury Ave., Assist public-
ATC.
15:03, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida Hospital
Heartland, Verbal disturbance.
14:57, U.S. 27 N.-Beall's, Suspicious
incident.
14:35, S.R. 70, Highway obstruction.
14:28, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Recommitted from court.
14:27, Kearly Ave., Theft delayed.
14:23, S. U.S. 27-Southgate Shopping
Center, Suspicious person.
14:23, W. Cavalier Rd., Suspicious
incident.
14:17, U.S. 27 S.-Raceway, Fire.
14:16, Mac Lane, Follow-up.
14:12, E. Main St.-City of Avon Park,


rant, failure to appear for mis-
demeanor offense.
* Cory Richard Ferranti, 26,
of Avon Park, was registered
as a criminal for lewd lascivi-
ous act, indecent assault on a
child under 18 years of age,
two counts.
* Nicholas Joy Grinage, 34,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
domestic violence or battery,
touch or strike.
* Barbara Suzanne Halsey,
54, of Tampa, awaiting trial for
withholding support, non-sup-
port of children or spouse.
* Christopher Earl Hoover,
28, of Okeechobee, awaiting
trial, warrant, failure to appear


Assist public-ATC.
14:10, U.S. 27 S.-Paul's Harborside,
Follow-up.
14:05, N. Riverdale Rd., Fire.
14:04, Putter Ct., Theft delayed.
14:01, Green Acre Way, Animal
complaint.
14:00, Youth Care Lane, Suspicious
incident.
13:41, Lakeview Dr., Highway
obstruction.
13:37, Concert Dr., Fire.
13:37, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid Police
Department, Assist public-ATC.
13:18, Park Crest Terrace Apts.,
Suspicious incident.
13:16, U.S. 27 S.-Paul's Harborside,
Follow-up.
13:14, Hawthorne Dr., Assist with.VIN
check.
13:03, N. Museum Ave.-Avon Park
Library, Accident without injury.
12:59, S. Country Club Dr., Follow-up.
12:56, Kenilworth Blvd., Disturbance
fight.
.12:54; W. Overlin Rd., Reckless driver.
12:51, Kenilworth Blvd.-Germaine
Surveying Inc., Suspicious incident.
12;43, U.S. 27 S.-Wachovia Bank,
Accident without injury.
12:35, Payne Rd., Fire.
12:32, Lake June Blvd., Suspicious
incident.
12:17, Sandpiper St., Animal complaint.
12:14, N. Oak Ave.-Lake Placid Police
Department, Follow-up.
12:07, Sunset Pointe Dr., Suspicious *
incident.
12:01, Lakeview Dr., Assist public-ATC.
11:42, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring Police
Department, Suspicious person.
11:23, Kenilworth Blvd.-Sebring High
School, Fire.
11:18, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
11:14, Cortez Blvd., Fire.
11:10, Fifth St., Follow-up.
11:02, New Boot Heel Rd., Assist public-
ATC.
10:52, Lake Josephine Shores Rd.,
Property found.
10:52, E. Cedar St., Harassment.
10:51, Sportsman Ave., Assist agency.
10:50, Little Lake Dr., Suspicious
.incident.
10:46, N. Riverdale Rd., Theft delayed.
10:39, Mendavia Dr., Follow-up.
10:31, Primrose St., Highway
obstruction.
10:31, Highlands Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
10:30, Rain Dance, Assist with VIN
check.
10:26, Sebring Parkway-Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, St., Escort.
10:23, E. Main St.-Avon Park High
School, Accident without injury.
10:15, Rainbow Aye., Follow-up.
10:14, E: Interlake Blvd., Accident
without injury.
10:04, Lakeview Dr.-Shoemaker
Plumbing, Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
10:03, U.S. 27 S.-Silver Oaks Mobile
Home Park, Radar request.
10:00, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart Discount
Cities Sebring, Follow-up.
09:59, Arbutus Rd., Assist agency.
09:55, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
09:53, Osceola Ave., Assist public-ATC.
09:42, U.S. 27, Suspicious vehicle.
09:40, Main St., Suspicious vehicle.
09:34, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, Follow-up.
09:34, S.R. 17 S.-Bonnett Lake
Campground, Harassment.
09:26, Wester Ave., Follow-up.
09:23, Poinsettia Ave.-Bayside Apts.,
Suspicious person.
09:06, Orange St.-Highlands County Jail,
Recommitted from court.
08:58, W. Winthrop St.-Avon Elementary,
Suspicious incident.
08:57, Glenwood Ave., Follow-up.
08:55, E. Main St.-Avon Park High
School, Miscellaneous incident.
08:45, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
08:44, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park Police
Department, Follow-up.
08:20, Main St.-Donaldson Park, Lost or
stolen tag.
08:12, Marguerite Rd., Animal complaint.
08:04, Par Rd., Reckless driver.
08:02, U.S. 27, Suspicious person.
07:51, Manatee Dr., Reckless driver.
07:28, Estate Blvd., Civil dispute.
07:24, E. Palmetto St.-Park Elementary,
Radar request.
07:12, U.S. 98-Crafty Quilters, Radar
request.
07:07, C.R. 29-Lake Country Elementary,
Radar request.
06:56, Lake Ave.-school zone, Radar
request.
06:54, W. Winthrop St.-Avon Elementary,
Radar request.
06:16, Magnolia Ave.-Fairgrounds,
Suspicious person.
04:57, U.S. 27 S.-Econo Lodge,
Suspicious vehicle.
03:37, Lakeview Dr.-Sebring Pediatrics,
Suspicious person.
03:22, Blackwell St., Harassment.
03:19, Tanglewood Dr., Disabled vehicle.
03:12, Main St.-McGahee Apts.,
Suspicious person.
02:42, U.S. 27 S.-Valencia Suites,
Suspicious person.
00:45, Zion St., Suspicious person.
00:07, Kenilworth Blvd.-Little Froggies
Ink, Suspicious person.


for possession or burglary of
tools; and warrant, failure to
appear for grand theft of motor
vehicle.
* William Scott Whitaker, 45,
of Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony
warrant for cashing or deposit-
ing item with intent to defraud,
two counts.
* Chevontray Cepus Wilson,
18, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for larceny, petit, second
offense.
* Carl Jonn Zobel, 21, of
Avon Park, was charged with
probation violation, felony
warrant for possession of
cocaine.


1050
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 09-07
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LORNA C. SILVER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of LORNA C. SILVERA, deceased.
File Number PC 09-07, by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida: Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the total val-
ue of nonexempt assets in the estate are
$1,775.83, and the value of exempt home-
stead real property is $64,000.00. The names
and addresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
Name Address
EXEMPT HOMESTEAD REAL PROPERTY:
L. CECILIA SILVER
415 Corvette Ave.
Sebring, FL 33872
and
BEVERLEE A. FINK
151 Jupiter Lane
Summerville, SC 29483
Each as to an undivided 1/2 interest in:
Generally described as a parcel of land in the
North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of
the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 5, Town-
ship 35 South, Range 29 East, Highlands
County, Florida, more particularly described
as follows: Commence at the NW corner of
Section 5, Township 35 South, Range 29 East,
thence. South 010 21' West along the West
boundary of Section 5 a distance of 337.76
feet to a point, thence South 89� 42'25" East
along the North boundary of the North 1/2 of
the South 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of
the NW 1/4 of said Section a distance of 33
feet to a-point, thence South 89� 42'45" East a
distance of 501.32 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning; thence South 89� 42'45" East a distance
i of 125 feet to a point, thence South 01�
09'38" West a distance of 145.57 feet to a
point on the,North boundary of a 25 foot ease-
ment, thence North 89� 33'38" West along the
North boundary of a 25 foot road easement a
distance of 125 feet to a point, thence North
01� 09'38" East a distance of 145.26 feet to
the Point of Beginning, and egress and in-
gress easement over the South 25 feet of the
North 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the,
NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4of Section 5, Township
35 South, Range 29 East.
Total Value: $64,000.00
NONEXEMPT ASSETS:
Robert E. Livingston, P.A.
F.S. 733.707 CLASS 1 EXPENSES: Attorney's
Fees and Costs $1,230.00
L. Cecilia Silvera and Beverlee A. Fink
Each as to one-half (1/2) of the remaining bal-
ance after Attorney's Fees and Costs (plus ac-
crued interest) $545.83
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on'whom a copy-of this notice is,
required to be served, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE 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 CODES
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date bf the first publication of this No-
tice is January 30, 2009.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ L. Cecilia Silvera
415 CORVETTE AVE.
Sebring, FL 33872.
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
January 30; February 6, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001641GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
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Plaintiff,
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Defendants.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-28
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HUBERT QUAEDFLIEG
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HU-
BERT QUAEDFLIEG, deceased, whose date of
death was January 2, 2009, and whose Social
Security Number is 128-32-7235, is pending
in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebripg, 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
i 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-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE'DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS JANUARY 30, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Ann Janssen
4555 Pebble Beach Drive
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Ride
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
January 30; February 6, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION -
FILE NO. PC 09-23
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPHINE M. TOBLER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOSE- *
PHINE M. TOBLER, deceased, whose date of
death was October 2, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the 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
I 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 30, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Deborah A. Jeffers
255-1 Mile Creek Road
Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAVID A. NETBURN, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Deborah A. Jeffers
Florida Bar No. 083781
Rolnick & Netburn
9734 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Telephone: (954) 346-5001
Fax: (954) 346-5006
- January 30; February 6, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-39
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET D. LESH
a/k/a MARGARET D. SAWYER
a/k/a MARGARET SAWYER
Deceased.
NOTICE J0 CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mar-
garet D. Lesh a/k/a Margaret D. Sawyer a/k/a
Margaret Sawyer, deceased, whose date of
death was November 25th, 2008, and whose
social security number is -------, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
590 South Commerce Avenue, 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.


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Whose residence is: 16402 SW 78TH
TER, MIAMI. FL 33193
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JESUS ERNESTO
GARCIA
Whose residence is: 16402 SW 78TH
TER, MIAMI, FL 33193
and who is/are evading services of process
and the unknown defendants) JESUS ERNES-
TO GARCIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JESUS
ERNESTO GARCIA who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendant(s), 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 foreclose
herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Fore-
closure a Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 8, GRAN-LORE RANCHETTES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 13, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 20 GLENSIDE AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL
33852
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before March 6, 2009, 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 the seal of this
Court this 27th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
February 6,13, 2009


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DRIVE


Dodge redefines a macho truck (sort of) with 2009 Ram


By ANN M. JOB
For The Associated Press
Can a macho pickup truck also be refined
and sophisticated? Yes, if it's the redesigned-
for-2009 Dodge Ram.
The full-size pickup that's known for iit
brawny, big semi-hauler-styled front end
has a smoother ride now, thanks to a
unique-for-a-big-truck five-link, coil
spring rear suspension.
The Ram interior is spruced up with
luxury touches such as soft-to-the-touch
dashboard plastic, nicely textured ceiling
material and shiny, silver-colored accents
set against attractive faux wood trim.
For the first time, the new Ram even offers
a car-like back seat, with reclined setback and
good-sized cushions, as a new Crew Cab
model is added to the 2009 lineup. The Cre%%
Cab provides a roomier back seat than the Ram
Quad Cab does.
But the Ram's macho attitude hasn't disap-
peared. The 5.7-liter, Hemi V-8 has more
power this year - 390 horsepower - and the
Peterbilt-styled front end is bolder with a
domed hood and mean-looking grille. Even the
Ram logo of a sheep's horns is bigger than
ever before on the tailgate.
Starting manufacturer's suggested retail
price, including destination charge, is $22,170
for a 2009 Ram with two-wheel drive Regular
Cab, 210-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6, automatic
transmission and 6-foot-long pickup bed'
Starting retail price for a 2009 Ram with four-
wheel drive is $26,625, and it comes with a
310-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-6 and automatic.
A major competitor, though, has lower post-
ed starting retail prices. The 2009 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500 Regular Cab truck with two-
wheel drive, 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6
and automatic starts at $19,550, and a four-
wheel drive Silverado base model is $22,790.
Meantime, the 2009 Ford F-150, which was
also revamped extensively for 2009, has a
starting price of $22,070 for a two-wheel drive
Regular Cab with 248-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-
8 and automatic. A four-wheel drive F-150
starts at $26,215 and also has a V-8.
The Ram's aggressive styling and Hemi V-8
are hallmarks. But buyers -now have three
choices of passenger compartment - two- or
three-passenger, two-door Regular Cabs, five-


2009 Dodge Ram q a
* Base price: $21,270 for base Regular Cab 2WD;
$25,325 for base Quad Cab 2WD; $25,725 for base
Regular Cab 4WD; $29,735 for base'Quad Cab 4WD;
$31,630 for base Crew Cab 2WD; $34,850 for base
Crew Cab 4WD; $40,020 for Laramie Crew Cab 2WD.
* Price as tested: $46,720.
* Type: Front-engine, front-wheel drive, five-passen-
ger, full-size pickup truck.
* Engine: 5.7-liter, pushrod, 90-degree Hemi V-8
with Cylinder Multi-Displacement System and VVT.
* Mileage: 14 mpg (city), 20 mpg (highway).
* Top speed: NA.
* Length: 229 inches.
* Wheelbase: 140.5 inches.
* Curb weight: 5,550 pounds.
* Bult at: Fenton, Mo.
* Options: Rambox cargo system $1,895; entertain-
ment system $1,695; power sunroof $850; customer
preferred package 26H (includes dual rear exhaust
and ParkSense rear park assist) $400; Class IV
receiver hitch $335; Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
paint $225; ParkView rear camera $200; upgrade to
20-inch, all-season tires $125; 32-gallon fuel tank
$75.
* Destination chage: $900.

or six-passenger, four-door Quad Cabs and
five- or six-passenger, roomier four-door Crew
Cabs that are good for families.
Rear-seat headroom and hiproom are
increased slightly in the Crew Cab vs. the


Quad Cab. Legroom is the biggest gainer,
going from 36.8 inches in the Quad Cab to 42
inches in the Crew Cab.
Rams are offered with choice of two- or
four-wheel drive, three engines and two bed
sizes.
The test Ram was a new Crew Cab, and the
back-seat room was the first perk to be
enjoyed. Everyone, even 6-footers, could
extend legs and relax comfortably back there.
Headroom totaled 39.9 inches, just a bit below
the 41 inches in the front seat.
When the back seat isn't used by passen-
gers, it can double as a sizable interior storage
space with the seat cushions - which split
one-third and two-thirds - pushed.up against
the setback. This maneuver uncovers a flat
floor arid some under-seat storage spots. I
tucked an unwieldy office chair mat roll back
there without fuss.
Though only a two-wheel drive truck, the
test Ram rode on optional, 20-inch wheels and
sat up high above the pavement. In fact, when
I opened the driver door, the floor of the vehi-
cle was two inches above my knees, so I had to
grab the, steering wheel or the handle by the
door to help hoist myself inside. Running
boards on the outside would help, for sure.


Once in the driver's seat, I marveled at the
expansive view and "Queen of the Ram" char-
acter I looked down on cars and even some
lesser full-size trucks with smaller tires. The
Ranm seemed invincible, and I noted it earned
to:'p five out of five stars in government frontal
crash tests.
Metal pillars around the, windshield
Blocked some views out the side during
turns, so I craned my neck around to
Ensure no pedestrians were in crosswalks.
SAnd I needed the truck's optional
rearview camera to see what was
going on behind me as I backed up.
, Otherwise, it's impossible to see
what's right behind the tailgate.
md The new Ram offers Ramboxes -
Dodge's word - that are lockable, siz-
able bins that take up the space in the bed
that's usually carved out around the wheel
wells. Even with the boxes, bed space
remains for regular sheets of plywood, but the
Rambox package is $1,895.
The ride is noticeably improved from the jit-
tery bounciness of earlier Rams. The solid rear
axle is still there, helping to ensure towing
capacity of as much as 9,000 pounds, but the
rear suspension now uses sophisticated five-
link connections and coil springs.
Overall, the ride is smoother than before,
though with vibrations felt here and there. The
old-style, skittish truck character emerged over
rough pavement and on some off-road trails
taken at good speed.
Road noise was nicely.muted in the test
Ram, and the quiet of the interior added to the
new luxe appeal of the truck. But the ride was-
n't always quiet. For one thing, the test truck
had an optional Alpine stereo system..
For another, the optional 5.7-liter, Hemi V-
8, mated to a five-speed'automatic transmis-
sion, sent strong, deep sounds through the dual
exhaust pipes.
Though the truck weighs more than two
tons, the Hemi's 407-foot-pounds of torque at.
4,000 rpm was like rocket power. Just a bit of
pressure on the accelerator brought power with
,gusto.
One last thing: If you live in cold weather,
get the optional heated steering wheel. It will
quickly become your "Ram hand warmer" on
frosty mornings.


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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 PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: FEBRUARY 6TH, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Peggy Douberley
3211 Snyder Road
Sebring, FL 33870
/s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 382-3154
Florida Bar Nb. 0062162
February 6, 13, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SOF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION.
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001013
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN T. TUOMEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED,
AS NOMINEE FOR, AMNET MORTGAGE,
INC., DBA AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK
OF FLORIDA; LINDA TUOMEY; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN iENANT(S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to. a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-001013, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and
JOHN T. TUOMEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED,
AS NOMENEE FOR, AMNET MORTGAGE, INC.,
DBA AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK OF
FLORIDA; LINDA TUOMEY; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 37, GOLF HAMMOCK, UNIT 2, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 47, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL


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33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing..
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-36234
January 30; February 6, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-006169
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LYNN M. MCCURLEY; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS
INCORPORATED AS A NOMINEE FOR -
HOME LOAN CENTER, INC., DBA LENDING
TREE LOANS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LYNN
M. MCCURLEY; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
'Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000169, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and
LYNN M. MCCURLEY; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPO-
RATED AS A NOMINEE FOR HOME LOAN
CENTER, INC., DBA LENDING TREE LOANS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LYNN M. MCCUR-
LEY; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
19th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 5, LAKE JACKSON COVE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-03580
January 30; February 6, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1663GCS
MOHAMMED T. CHOWDHURY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGEL VICENTE TRIGO PARDO, dead or
alive, and the unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, or other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against ANGEL
VICENTE TRIGO PARDO,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF-ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: ANGEL VICENTE TRIGO PARDO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
CALLE MATURIN, ESQ
CARIPITO, QTA JARDIN
SECTOR SANTA CLARA
EL CAFETAL, CARACUS 106 VENEZUELA
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then
his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees
or grantees; and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal sta-
tus, if known, claiming under any of the above
-named or interest in and to the lands hereafter
described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title for the following described prop-
erty in Highlands County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 211, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS.COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of youf written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address is:
Pamela T. Karlson, P.A.
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
and file the original with the Clerk of the above
styled Court on or before March 10, 2009,
otherwise a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on January 27, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Rose M. Dilling
Deputy Clerk
February 6,13, 20, 27,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000606
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICHARD JONES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RICHARD JONES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000606, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, is the Plaintiff and RI-
CHARD JONES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RI-
CHARD JONES; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE,'SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 19th day of February, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 28, IN BLOCK 55, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT


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1050
BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990,(ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-18516
. January 30; February 6, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000875
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ISIS RODRIGUEZ; MAYKELL M. HERNANDEZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000875, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUN-
TRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and
ISIS RODRIGUEZ; MAYKELL M. HERNANDEZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE' HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL 33870, at .11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of
February, 2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 39, BLOCK 334, 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.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-


Dated this 14th day of January. 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street. Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale. FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365


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Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08--32997
January 30; February 6, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASENO.20-2008-CA-001203
U.S: BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR ABFC 2007-WMC1 TRUST,
Plaintiff
vs.
DANNY RIVERA, et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DANNY RIVERA and KAREN RIVERA
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: PO BOX 728 CO-
LOGNE, FL 08213
4205 LAKE HAVEN BOULEVARD SEBRING
FLORIDA 33875
AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by,
through, under, or against the aforesaid De-
fendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property located in Highlands County,
Florida:
LOT 19, IN BLOCK 4, OF LAKE HAVEN ES-
TATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF.HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Mard-
er, P.A. Default Department, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre
South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek
Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file
original with the Clerk within 30 days after the
first publication of this notice, or on or before
March 6, 2009; otherwise a default and a
judgment may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID
COURT on this 27th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
January 6, 13, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000910
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MAYKEL M. HERNANDEZ
A/K/A MAYKEL HERNANDEZ;
ISIS RODRIGUEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000910, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUN-
TRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and
MAYKEL M. HERNANDEZ A/K/A MAYKEL
HERNANDEZ; ISIS RODRIGUEZ; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of
February, 2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 151, OF SUN N LAKES
ESTATES SECTION 15, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 84, OF THE PUBLIC RE-


1050 Legals
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-31676
January 30; February 6, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-2007-1105
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VALMONT MOREAU, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed December 15, 2008 and entered in Case
No. GC-2007-1105 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plaintiff, and VALMONT MOREAU;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE.OF VALMONT MOR-
EAU; are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
17th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed.property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 10, IN BLOCK 25, OF SEBRING
COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
9, AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA LESS THE
EAST 11.98 FEET THEREOF.
A/K/A 4230 MASERITI STREET, SEBRING,
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 December 16, 2008.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07056674 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
"*See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
January 30; February 6, 2009


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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-47
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY WANAMAKER aka
DOROTHY V. WANAMAKER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DORO-
THY WANAMAKER aka DOROTHY V. WANA-
MAKER, deceased, whose date of death was
November 23, 2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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 served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims ,
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 the first publication of this
Notice is February 6, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Janet Dorothy Orbine
63 Fox Lane Road
Waymart, PA 18472
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clifford M. Ables III
FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
February 6, 13, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-349GCS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO LONG
BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIDA GONZALEZ; AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE
F/K/A LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY;
OSMANIS GRANQUERO; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered.in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-349GCS, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, SUCCESSOR-IN-IN-
TEREST TO LONG BEACH MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, is the Plaintiff and ELIDA GONZALEZ;
AMERIOUEST MORTGAGE F/K/A LONG
BEACH MORTGAGE COMPANY; OSMANIS
GRANQUERO; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,are Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASE-
MENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
19th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK 12, SEBRING RIDGE,
SECTION G, ACCORDING -TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk


Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-10424
January 30; February 6, 2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-
storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S.
83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at
10:00 AM on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009, at
Highlands Self Storage Inc., 7825 S George
Blvd., Sebring FL 33872. All units contain
household goods unless otherwise noted. Any
vehicles within units sold for parts only.
JONATHAN STUBBS UNIT#12
February 6, 13, 2009


1 055 Highlands
1055 County Legals
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS
You are hereby notified that the County Commission
has just abated nuisances in the County of Highlands,
and has determined the amount to be assessed
against each of the lots, tracts or parcels of land to
defray the cost thereof. A list of said nuisances and
amount to be assessed against each of said proper-
ties is on file and open for inspection in the office of
the County Administrator, Highlands County Govern-
ment Center, 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida. You are further notified that the County Com-
mission of Highlands County will hold a public hear-
ing on the 17th day of February, A.D., 2009, begin-
ning at 90 A.ML, or as soon thereafter as possible,
at the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands
County Government Center Building, 600 South Com-
merce Ave., Sebring, Florida, for the purpose of hear-
ing any complaints or protests that any affected party
may wish to offer why said assessments should not
be made final.


Highlands
1055 County Legals
Any person who might wish to appeal any decision
made by the Board of County Commissioners in pub-
lic hearing or meeting is hereby advised that they will
need a record of the proceedings, and for such pur-
pose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made which will include the tes-
tinony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be
based.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or
Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr.
John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509
(Voice). 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay
Service 711, or by e-mail. iminor@hcbcc.org. Re-
quests for CART or interpreter services should be
made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordina-
tion of the service
Board of County Commissioners
of Highlands County, Florida
Barbara A. Stewart, Chairperson
ATTEST.
Robert W. Germaine, Clerk


HIGHLANDS COUNT
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are fro
County Board of County Commissio
ing published in the font, size, and le
specifications.


News-Sun * friday, February 6, 2009


2100 Help Wanted
LITTLE DARLING'S DAYCARE
Is in need of teacher for 2-3 year olds. Needs
to have at least 40 hours of day care classes.
Call 863-201-9100.
COOKS Needed - Experience
Preferred. P/T & F/T Day & Night Shifts
Apply in person Tues - Sat; 9-11AM or 2-5PM
Spring Lake Golf Resort - Hwy 98
Call for directions only. 863-655-0900.
Experienced Medical Secretary wanted for
fast paced oncology/hematology office.
Must be a self-starter and multi-tasking is
required. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Good benefits and competitive salary.
Fax resume to 863-385-6086.
LPN - Experienced Pediatric Nurse,
knowledgeable in pediatric office


February 6, 2009 procedures needed in new office in Avon
Park. Proficient in giving shots and drawing
blood. Excellent salary and benefits.
Y Bi-lingual a plus. Apply to:
............Reply Box 2208
om the Highlands The News Sun
owners and are be- 2227 US 27, South
ading as per their Sebring, FL 33870


1100 Announcements


CHECK


YOUR AD
Please check your ad on the first day
it runs to make sure it is correct.
Sometimes instructions over the
phone are misunderstood and an er-
ror can occur. If this happens to you,
please call us the first day your ad
appears and we will be happy to fix
it as soon as we can.
If We can assist you, please call us:
385-6155--452-1009
465-0426
News-Sun Classified


1 150 Personals
ALONE? Seniors Dating Bureau
SAFEST since 1977! Ages (45-90).
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24hrs)
Or log onto: RespectedDating.com

1550 Professional Services


BINGER BROTHERS PAINTING
Family run, home town business in
.Highlands County 20 yrs. Commercial,
residential, pressure washing.
No job too great or too small!
Call Gary for free estimates
@ 863-471-2444, leave message.

Dave's Home Maintenance
Interior/Exterior. Basic home repairs,
handyman, kitchen/bath remodels, mobile
home repairs. Call 863-441-5135
Licensed & Insured - Quality Guaranteed!


HANDYMAN BOB
Install doors, windows, flooring, minor
electric & plumbing and more.
Lie. & Ins. Call 863-452-5201 or
863-449-1744.
RODRIGUEZ LAWN CARE
Mowing, trimming, mulch, landscaping. Free
estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
lent references. Licen. and insured. 863- 314-
0969
Tax Services
Semi-retired Certified Public
Accountant available'for tax and
accounting services. Reasonable fees.
Expert services. 863-465-1124


2000
Employment


PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER
St. James Catholic church, Lake Placid is
seeking an experience part-time bookkeeper
in QuickBooks, ADP Payroll, AP, AR, GL,
postings, reconciliations and month-end
reporting. Successful candidate should have
a minimum of two (2) years of experience.
An Associate's Degree is preferred. Qualified
candidates are invited to e-mail a
resume and salary requirements to:
humanresources@dioceseofvenice.oro

Peaceful environment calling you? Looking
for a friendly, mature, service oriented person
for front of the house duties. Must be willing
to work weekends. Some lifting required. 35 +
hours. Wages negotiable. No attitudes please!
Apply between 3-4PM @ The Hammock Inn.
Salon seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic,
responsible individuals. Full-time hair stylist,
barber, and nail technician positions available.
Call 863-385-1429 or 305-781-3487.


Security Officers needed. Class D security
license req'd. Pays up to $10/hr, unarmed,
PT/FT. Call (941) 365-4440 ext. 3 or visit
ProtectingTheSuncoast.com Interviews are
by appointment only. No walk-ins please.
SERVERS Needed - Experience Preferred
P/T & F/T Day & Night Shifts
Apply in person Tues -Sat; 9-11AM or 2-5PM
Spring Lake Golf Resort - HWY 98
Call for directions only. 863-655-0900.
Wanted: Experienced
Dental Assistant
Apply @1735 US HWY 27 S.,
Sebring, or call 863-382-1695.


3000
Financial

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


4000
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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
406 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.


2050 Job Opporunities 4100


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


2100 Help Wanted


MEDICAID CASEWORKER
needed in Sebring area. Please
fax resume to 863-402-3197.


Homes for Sale
SLake Placid


BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$199,000. 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.


5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
SEBRING- 3BR/2BA double-wide on
1/4 acre, new roof, new inside
paint, carpet, vinyl, like new
appliances, $74,900.
Call 863-446-2093.
Sebring-26ft trailer w/fully enclosed FL. room
& A/C. Excellent condition. Available 4/1/09.
Located H.W.E., 1004 Hammock Rd.,
Lot 26.$3500 OBO.
Call 406-209-4178.
SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call for more info.
or to see units. No pets please.
Call (863)385-7034


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes 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 /ICG.,$800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

6200 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 & sec. (863) 465-2740

AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play
ground. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195.

AVON PARK - studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
BAYSIDE APARTMENTS - Special Rates Now
Available. Now Renting
1 & 2 BR Studio Apartments.,
Security deposit required.
729 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
863-385-2063.

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

Best Rental in town, large 2/1 totally
remodeled, washer/dryer hook -ups,
$550/ mo. Available Immediately!
Call (321)537-5681


DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom' apartments. $495 - $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381'-1861.
Hope Villas
Now Renting!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at
$519 plus utilities.
Applicants must be employed
in Farm/Grove Labor receiving
Minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance
Available to Qualified Applicants.
Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications
Hope Villas, 2300 Hope Circle
Sebring- call 863-382-3144
(TDD 1-800-955-8771)
Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 5:00
Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer




LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
NE w refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953


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.

f6600 Business & Offices
6O 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
(4) Goodyear Tires w/rims. 235 X 75 - R - 15.
Chevrolet- 6 lug. $200. Like new condition.
863-452-1378, if no answer, please Iv msg.
(4) Super Swamper Tires w/rims, 36 X 12.5 -
R - 15. 12in. wide rims. Chevrolet 6 lug. $350.
All in good condition. 863-452-1378, Iv msg.
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.
20 shirts, 3X & 3X long, like new. Some new.
$5-$10. Call 863-386-0936.
ANSWERING MACHINE Sys for phone, AT&T,
$10. Call 863-273-3731.
BIKE Ladies Schwinn, $40. Excellent
condition. 863-452-1332
CARS, Franklin Mint, 1907-1935, paid $130
each; sell for $65 each. Call 863-273-3731.
COMPUTER w/Windows XP Homel .8ghz
AMD Athlori 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.
Dresser w/mirror (dark wood), 52"L X 18"W
X 30"H. $75. Call 863-655-1511.
FORD TAURUS 1994, V6 3.0, 4 door, auto-
matic, A/C, airbags, $500. Please call 863-
664-0229.
FREEZER Chest style, good
condition. $40. Call 863-443-0912
GOLF CLUBS Left hand, 3-P.W., $30. Others
also available. 863-471-3636.
Mantis Truggy 1/8 scale. Axial .28 motor
w/easy start kit. Hitex Servos, Spektrum DX2
radio & receiver. Much more, call for details
$500. 863-214-8382.
MIRROR with frame, $15. Excellent
condition. 863-452-1332.
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.
SCREEN DOOR (white) 35 3/4" x
80", $20. 863-452-2222.
TOASTER & BAKE OVEN, Excellent
Condition, $12. 863-452-1332
TYPEWRITER Underwood manual (antique),
$25. Please call 863-273-3731.
WASHER Maytag, super duty, runs.
great, $75 OBO. 863-382-4773, please
leave message.


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
o!l 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!
AVON PARK Second Time Around Sale,
Church of the Redeemer, across from Wells
Motors, Sat., 8am - 1pm. Furniture, kitchen
gadgets, jewelry, home decor, snacks &
MUCH MORE!
HIGHLAND WHEEL ESTATE
1004 HAMMOCK RD., SEBRING.
Sat., Feb. 7th. 8AM-1PM 4'
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!


4170 Lakefront Property6250 rnihdH
417 L ForoSale 6250 Furnished Houses
7O FoT A T-Tjc r Sale A2A V VSf,


AVUN PAKK HISTORIC LAKE BYRDK
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 Lots 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.


5050 Mobile Homes
For Sale
SEBRING FISHERMAN'S DREAM
Lakefront, on Dinner Lake, dock available. All
upgraded, very clean, fully furnished 2br, 1 ba,
Fla Room, enclosed screen room w/windows,
CHA, new carport, tile kitchen & bath. Lots of
room + storage shed. Must sacrifice - No res-
onable offer refused. 2900 St Rd 17, North,
863-382-8426


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


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2BR/1BA HOUSE in Avon Park,
125 E. Canfield St. $500/mo +
$500 sec. Call 863-840-0071
AVO( PARK Large 3br, 2ba on Anoka
$600 mo. + Security. No house pets.
863-453-3685 or 863-399-2524

LAKE PLACID - Newer, clean 3br,
2ba, 2cg in nice area of Placid
Lakes. Non-Smoke, $895 month.
863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838.
SEBRING LOVELY HOME - 3/2/2
717 PORSCHE AVE, LIKE NEW, LG SCRN'D
PORCH, W/D INCL., PET FRIENDLY, $1100
MO., 1ST/LAST/SEC. NEGOTIABLE.
CALL TO VIEW. 954-821-4192
Sebring- 3BR/2BA Ranch on 21/2 acres
fronting Dinner Lake w/beautiful view & it's
own beach. New roof, paint & water system.
Avail. 3/1/09. $850/mo. includes lawn care.
Call 770-396-8421


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7320 Garage & YardSales'
LAKE PLACID Annual Lake Placid Camp-
ground Yard & Bake Sale, 1801 US 27, South,
Sat. Feb 7th, 8 am - 2 pm. Lunch available.
ORGAN Yamaha Electone model # D3R.
Includes bench. Good Condition. $100..
Please call 863-386-4953 .
SEBRING - MULTI-FAMILY PARKING LOT
SALE 4443 US 27, South, Sat, Feb 7th, 8am-
2pm. Baby Clothes, Furniture, Electronics,
Golf Clubs, and MORE!
SEBRING 1702.THEON CT, CR 171 mile north
of circle, Fri-Sat, Feb 6th & 7th, 7 am - ? Old
quilts, glassware, several outdoor pots, 30 old
duck decoys, 50118 cars & trucks in box,
garden tools, tow bars, several other tools,
MUCH MORE!!
SEBRING 1807 Myrtle Ave, off CR 17,
Fri-Sat, Feb 6-7, 7 AM - ? Desk, lots of
lawn equipment, misc. household items,
& LOTS MORE!
Sebring @ 1004 Garland Ave.,'behind
Harder Hall. Lafayette to Grey Fox.
Fri-Sat., Feb. 6th & 7th. 8AM-5PM.
Many things to choose from.
His & Her things. Too much to iisfi!
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 Garage Sale Sat, Feb 7th,
7:30 am - 12:00 noon, 4310 Stur-
geon Dr. (The Crossings). Dishes,
luggage, kids items, household
items.
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- Leisure Acre Park
Rummage & Bake Sale
Wed. Feb. 11th. 8AM-11AM.
3651 US.HWY 27 S. @ Clubhouse.
Crafts, Bake Sale and misc.
Sebring- Oakridge 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. 8AM-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!!
Sebring-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 sold at the Clubhouse.


7340 Wnted to Buy
HOUSE OR MOBILE HOME, Lease/Purchase,
Rent to Own or Assume Paymens 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


8400 Recreational Vehicles

WHAT A DEAL
40' 5TH Wheel Trailer & Florida Room.
Solid & Clean. Come Check It Out! Located:
Highland Wheel Estates, Hammock Rd., Lot
14, Sebring. 863-202-5618.


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
2005 Yamaha Raptor 660 ATV, exc.
condition. Used very little, like new!
$3500 OBO. Call 863-243-4614.
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic.
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, MG 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 Automotivefor Sale
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Florida Mini Van V6.
Dual air/heat, power, tinted windows. Stereo,
roof rack, hitch. Clean vehicle. $3800.
Lake Placid. 863-465-7755.


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Forecasts and graphics provided by
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AccuWeather.com


"4 . ,, ' 1 ' - ' ' :,
Partly sunny Pleasant with plenty of Pleasant with plenty of Nice with times of
sunshine sunshine clouds and sun


High 67/Low 41 High 74/Low 46
Winds: ENE at 7-14 mph. Winds: E at 7-14 mph.


High 77/Low 49
Winds: E at 7-14 mph.


Regional forecast






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Avon Park
66/42


Sebring
67/41
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Lake Placid
68/45

Venus
68/45

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Londa
66/41


Shown is today's
weather. Temperature
are today's highs an
tonight's towa


Regional summary: Mostly sunny and warmer today. Clear and chilly
tonight Partly sunny tomorrow. Sunday and Monday: pleasant with plenty of
sunshine. Tuesday: nice with.times of clouds and sun.


Florida cities
Toaay Tomorrow
City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W
Daytona Beach 60 38 s 67 47 s
Ft. Laud. Bch 68 59 pc 73 65 pc
Frn Myers 68 47 - Ts. 53 p
Gainesaile e? 2- s 71 J2 &
Homestead AFB 67 56 pc 74 60 pc
v.,:. ,-:n ii ,: : 67 41 s
K/f We'tI 66 59' p: 70 63 f,
,ami 68 5? p:. 7.1 i62 F:
Orlando 64 41 pc 72 50 s
Pensacola 64 44 s 67 50 s
Sarasola '4 *44 s 7 3 50 pl
TallahassIe 62 30D 7,) J3?
Tampa 64 45 s 73 53 s
W. Palm Bch 66 57 pc 74 62 pc


High 78/Low 50
Winds: E at 8-16 mph.


High 78/Low 54
Winds: E at 8-16 mph.


Heat Index
For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity .................. 32%
Expected air temperature ........ 650
Makes it feel like ..................... 660

Weather History
The "Blizzard of 78" was in its early
stages on this date in 1978. It
dumped 14 inches in Baltimore, 16
inches in Philadelphia and 18 Inch-
es in New York City.

Farm report _-...-
Mostly sunny and warmer
today. Winds east-north-
east 7-14 mph. Expect 6-10 hours
of sunshine with average relative
humidity 45% and good drying con-
ditions.

Water restrictions
11 your address k(ouse numbeia ends in
*...0 or 1, water only on Monday
*..2 or 3, water only on Tuesday
*..4 or 5, water only on Wednesday
es - ..6 or 7, water only on Thursday
d *...8 or 9*, water only on Friday
and locations without a
discernible address


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


U.S. cities


Sunday
HI LoW
71 50 s
75 65 s
7? 56 s
75 64 pc
72 43 S
74 � 5s
76 64 s
76 53 S
68 52 pc
76 5'1 s
72 41'
76 55 s
75 62 s


City
AlOuquerque
Allr ra
Baltimore
Birmingham
Cr, 3ri:rie
Cheyenne
Chicago
Cleveland
Columbus
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Harrisburg


Today
Hi Lo W
61 36 Oc
59 35 ;
40 22 s
62 38 s
25 20 s
55 29 s
54 30 pc
38 36 pc
36 33 pc
38 35 pc
72 57 pc
66 32 s
33 29 pc
36",21 s


Tomorrow
HI Lo W
59 37 pc
63 43 s
50 34 pc
67 46 s
39 35 pc
63 38 s
48 24 pc
51 28 c
51 35 c
50 40c
70 56 sh
56 26 pc
43 30r
48 35 pc


Sunday
HI Lo W
52 32r
68 47 pc
58 36 pc
68 48 pc
49 25 pc
68 42 pc
40 23 sn
39 29 pc
41 23 pc
48 27 pc
64 55 c
40 24 sn
39 24 pc
52 26 pc


City
Honolulu
Houslon
Indianapolis
Ja ,:l,-Con ;llie
Kansas Cty
Lex.nglon
Little Rock
Los Angeles
LOutSvile
Mempnis
Miami
Minneapolis
Nashvile
New Orleans


Country Club Realty of Sebring

Presents the following Open Houses

at the

COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING

Sunday, February 8th

1:00 - 4:00 pm


2809 Wynstone Drive

2914 Wynstone Drive

3072 Wynstone Drive

3124 Wynstone Court

3811 Rodeo Drive

3863 Rodeo Drive

2746 Sandy Loam Court

2700 Cheyenne Road

2745 Treasure Cay Lane

2836 Briarwood Lane

5337 Surrey Lane

7103 Strafford Oaks Drive

7066 Strafford Oaks Drive


4800 Haw Branch, Sebring, FL 33875

Office (863) 382-6575 * Cell (863) 381-6575


Today
Hi LoW
81 68 pc
72 59 pc
40 38 pc
60 27 a
62 47 pc
50 38 pc
63 48 pc
60 *' r
50 40 pc
60 49 pc
66 57 pc
38 28 pc
56 41 s
66 52 s


COUNTRY CLUB REALTY
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National Forecast for February 6__
Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are
highs for the day. Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected cities.


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National summary:Wet and cooler weather will continue to spread throughout the West today, with much-needed
rain persisting in California. The heaviest rain from the storm system will fall through much of California as well as
along the coast of Oregon. Rain showers will reach eastward to the Rocky Mountains and northward through much
of Washington. Meanwhile, snow will fall in the higher elevations of California, Oregon and Washington, with snow
showers in the northern and central Rocky Mountains.


Sun and moon
Today Sunrise .... 7:08 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:13 p.m.
Moonrise .. 3:08 p.m.
Moonset .... 4:31 a.m.
Saturday Sunrise .... 7:07 a.m.
Sunset ......6:14 p.m.
Moonrise .. 4:19 p.m.
Moonset .... 5:28 a.m.

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81 69 pc 80 68 New Yort. C'V 3
4 60 pc 74 82 Norrnolk 48
54 38 c 46 33 pc Oklahoma City 7(
67 41 s 72 43 s Philadelphia 3'
61 34 pc 48 39 c Pnoern 7?
57 41 c 53 39 c Pinsiagh 3i
68 49 c 67 51 c Portland 2'
58 48 t 60 46 pc Raleigh 5S
63 47 c 55 41 c Rxcxhasler i
38 53 pc 67 49 c St LOuiS 5
74 62 pc 76 64 s San Francisco 5;
36 18 c 31 18 s Seattle 41
67 45 pc 665 45 c Tampa 6'
71 56 o 14 57 c : W.shinclon DC4:


Almanac
Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
In Lake Placid)
High Tuesday ....... ...... ...... 72
Low Tuesday ................ .......... 53
High Wednesday .................... 66
Low Wednesday .................. 28
High Thursday ................... . 64
Low Thursday ........................ 27
Precipitation
Tuesday .............................. 0.23"
Wednesday .............. 0.00"
Thursday .......................... 0.00"
Month to date ................... 0.36"
Year to date ........................ 1.09"
Barometer
Tuesday ............................ 30.14
Wednesday ....................... 30.35
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Today
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2 29 s
8 27
0 52 pc
I4 26
6 34 p.:
4 4s
0 30 s
8 22 '
6 4C p.:
7 46 r
8 35 sh
1 -5 s
2 29 s


Tomorrow
Hi Lo W
-4 36 p:
58 42 s
69 48 c
J. 34 i:.
6. 51 c
0 36 ,
41 28 pc
62 42 s
4. 33
63 39 c
57 45 pc
47 37 pc
73 53 s
F4 39 pc


Sunday
Hi Lo W
53 32 pc
65 41 s
60 44 c
57 34 P
64 49 c
50 3 c
41 15 pc
66 44 s
37 19 sl
46 39 c
55 45 pc
44 34 r
46 55 s
60 34 pc


26th Annual


city
Acapulco
Berlin
C:lgary
Outlin
Edml ,r,l.t
Freeport
Gene a
Hong Korn
Jerusalen
Kiev


Thursday . . .30.54
Tides
(Readings at St Petersburg)
High .......................... 10:44 p.m.
Low ............................ 6:16 a.m.
High .................................. none
Low .... ...... ......................... none
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ........................... 5:40 a.m.
Low .......................... 11:25 am.
High ............................ 5:48 p.m.
Low .......................... 11:51 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ................ 78,36'
Lake Okeechobee ............ 13.33'
Normal .......................... 14.51'



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Today Today
HI LoW City HI Low
90 70 s London 37 30 sn
45 38 s Montreal .19 14 pc
33 0 sn Nice 55 44r
39 34 pc Ottawa 20 16 c
'-18 1 1 sr. Oubec 10 2 C
62 50 c RiodeJaneiro 87 77 pc
44 38 r Sydney 90 12 pc
ng 75 66 s Toronto 28 21 c
70 45 s Vancouver 46 32 r
38 34 c Winnipeg 30 19 pc


Weather (W): a-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy,
sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, af-slow flurries,
sn-snow. I-ice.


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9am until 4pm


HISTORIC


DOWNTOWN


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Five-Day forecast for Highlands County


SATURDAY


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And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Going

overboard

In my post-Super Bowl
column, I alluded to the fact
that modern-day media has a
tendency to go a little over-
board when dishing out
superlatives immediately
after the fact.
In the few days since then,
I've had plenty more
reminders that going over-
board isn't something our
media reserves for the big
events.
Actually, what they tend
to do is try to make every
event seem like the biggest
of events, every occurrence
something that just needs to
be covered.
Like on Wednesday,
national signing day for
football recruits to sign on to
play at the college of their
choice.
Via satellite outposts at
high schools throughout the
country, the media blitz
came.into countless back
yards, building up these
local talents on a national
scale.
* Think the NFL draft is
filled with so many names
you've never heard of, and
just as many that you'll like-
ly never hear of again?
Multiply that and we have
Wednesday's televising of
high school signing day.
Makes you realize why it
was that that kid in Nevada
played out that whole cha-
rade of being recruited by
Oregon and Cal, calling a
press conference/pep rally at
his high school on the day
he 'decided' which school to
play for - only for us to later
find out that neither school
had ever heard of the kid,
much less recruited him.
And that was before ESPN
televised high school kids
:signing on to play at pro-
grams that actually asked
them to play for.
Think that's going to ease
Continued on page 4B


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Friday, February 6, 2009


Lady Streaks pull a stunner


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Tangie McCullors drives past this Braden River defender Tuesday night in Sebring's
41-35 upset of the Lady Pirates. McCullors would tally eight points on the night,
including a buzzer-beating three-pointet to end the first quarter with an 11-1 Blue
Streak lead.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The
District 10-4A had an early
upset Tuesday night as the
sixth-seeded Lady Blue
Streaks pulled a stunner in
topping third-seed Braden
River, 41-35.
"We made one big adjust-
ment," head coach Mike Lee
explained. "To be honest, I
have to give credit to
Seb
Steve Young, a long-
time coach who's
coached at Lake q
Placid, at Sebring. I Brade,
called him Sunday
and talked to him
about defending U
perimeter players. We
made sure to be on the shoot-
ers, but had our player up top
follow the ball all' the way
around."
This new look from
Sebring certainly seemed to
do the trick, both in limiting
the open looks of the Pirates
potent outside attack as well
as in confusing them.
The confusion was evident
with a few bad passes for
turnovers and at least four
traveling calls.
The Streaks, meanwhile,


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weren't running away with it,
but were being efficient
offensively with Jerica
Moore hitting a 15-footer,
Hannah Shoop -scoring
inside, Tangie McCullors
canning a jumper and
Zykeria Dawkins driving in
for two.
The defense was the key,
however, as through the first
eight minutes all
g Braden River could
S muster was a Kaleigh
S Vaco free throw.
And in the closing
River seconds of the first
quarter, as a sign that
this might be
S Sebring's : night,
McCullors was in a
moment of indecision as she
held the ball about three feet
beyond the three-point line.
Seeing a scant second on
the clock, McCullors heaved
it up and as the buzzer sound-
ed, the ball banked in for an
11-1 lead.
The Pirate offense picked
up a bit in the second, scoring
10, but the Lady Streaks got
three inside scores from
Shoop to push 'the halftime
lead to 25-11.
Continued on page 3B


Lady Devils put away

Tigers, advance to

round two


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The
Lady Devils secured a solid
58-26 win over Palmetto in
the first round of the girls
District 10-4A basketball
tournament Tuesday night in
Avon Park.
"I was a little nervous
before the game. This
has been an unpre- Avo
dictable season so
far," said Avon Park
head coach PaulettePa
Daley. "We split with
them this season, and
it could have gone 2
.either way."


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Looking at the score, it
would seem that the Lady
Devils were in top form
from the first period on,
leading the game the entire
night, but according to
Daley the play was far from
tight until the second half.


"We started off a little
shaky, but picked up some
momentum," she said. "The
girls started pulling away in
the second half of the game,
after we talked about think-
ing that the score was just
zero to zero coming out after
the half."
Holding the aggressive
Pk Lady Tigers to seven
points and under per
B quarter, Daley
praised the Lady
etto Devils for standing
their ground.
"Our defense won
6 the game for us. We
got a little rattled at
one point, but overall we
played a pretty balanced
game and that's a good
thing," she said. "At this
level of play, I keep telling
the girls that you will win
more if you are not relying
on just one or two players


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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Lady Devils Brearnna Tate (10) and Jamee Hawthorne (4) reach for the overthrown pass
intended for Lady Tiger Tonya Brinson (15).


everyone has to contribute."
Avon Park did indeed
spread the scoring around
with lay-up expert Beonca
Godfrey and Brearnna Tate
both leading the Lady Devils


with 10 points apiece while
Markida Hawthorne and
Brekayla English secured
eight points each.
Looking ahead to District
10 first-seed Booker, who


got a bye onthe first round
of the play-offs, Daley was a
little apprehensive.
"They (Booker) knocked

Continued on page 3B


South Florida Panthers make it

three in a row with rout


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The SFCC
baseball squad continued its
march through the state rank-
ings, toppling another rated
team in whipping number-14
Seminole Community
College, 21-1, Wednesday
night.
On a night more befitting
arctic foxes and Eskimos, it
was South Florida Panthers
and Seminole
SFCC Raiders who
took to the
21 frozen tundra.
But the
SCC frigid condi-
tions weren't
about to cool
off red-hot
SFCC - either
at the plate or on the mound.
Former Red Devil standout
Johnny Sedlock went three
innings in his first work of
the young season, going three
innings, striking out five and
surrendering a lone run.
Adam Simmons, a fresh-
man from Sebring, came on
with three strong innings of
shut-out relief to notch his
first collegiate win, totaling
five strikeouts.
But the Highlands County


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Net's-Sun photo by DAN HOIHNL
Johnny Sedlock pitched three effective innings, striking
out five and yielding just one run, but the Panther bats
were the big story as they pounded visiting Seminole
21-1 on a frigid Wednesday night.


tandem could have been
much less effective and this
one still would have been a
no-doubter as a consistent,
attacking offense battered the
Raiders relentlessly.
Five runs came across in
the third, another four in the
fourth, with Jerry Neufang


having the big blow with
a two-run homer to right.
Seven more came
across in the seventh
before the finishing
touches were put on with
five in the eighth to close
Continued on page 3B


Central Security continues


Winning Streak in L.P. play

Special to the News-Sun Security with a 13-3 win over Lake Placid'
LAKE PLACID - Central the Lake Placid Marine team. Senior League Stanffae
security pounded out a 20-11 Sean Kilduff, an Irishman Team W :. '^
win over the Michelle Yates born in Liverpool, England, Cent Securit 5. lW
insurance team to extend who played professional soc- Mooni's - 5
heir winning streak to four cer with the Liverpool Boys SeminoleTre 3: "."
games in Lake Placid Senior in his younger days, deliv- Yates Ins.
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aortoall league play
on Wednesday, Feb. 4
at the Lake June ball
fields. 2
Manager Charlie Ya
Quinn, Jim Hensley,
Dana Hurlbut, John
Miller and Don 1
Thomas had 4 hits
each for the winners.
The Insurance team
was led at bat by Paul Sche
Brand with a 4-hit day
followed by Fred
Cooper who was 3-for-
4 and manager Dusty L.P. 1
Hensley, who had a
triple and double.
However, that was
not enough to offset
the offensive on slaught of
the Security team.
Play on the other field saw
Schooni's Family Restuarant
stay even with Central


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for the winners.
The 69-year old
Kilduff, who imigrat-
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as a Chemical
1 Engineer, worked in
that profession for a
time in both Canada
and New Zealand, and then
taught at Lambton
oni's Community College
in Sarnia, Ontario
3 (largest city on Lake
Huron - across from
marine Port Huron,
Michigan) for 16
years.
He took up the
game of softball at the
age of 66 when he became a
winter-time resident of Lake
Placid.
Gary Rankersley, Don
Cunningham and Paul


Stephenson also had three
hits each for the winning
Schooni's team .
Hits were hard to come by
for Lake Placid Marine,
largely due to excellent
pitching by Ray Hensley and
almost errorless fielding by
the restarantuers.
Only manager Glenn
Wearsch managed as many as
two hits, with seven of his
teammates getting one hit
each, including a double by
Duke Hensley.
The Central Security and
Schoonis teams lead the
league with records of 5-2,
followed by Lake Placid
Marine and Seminole Tire at
3-4 and Yates Insurance at 2-
6.
The 20-game season will
continue through March.


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THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 41 9 .820-
Philadelphia 23 24 .489161/2
New Jersey 23 27.460 18
New York 21 27.438 19
Toronto 19 32 .373221/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 37 11 .771 -
Atlanta 28 20.583 9
Miami 26 22.542 11
Charlotte 19 29 .396 18
Washington 10 39.204271/2
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 39 9 .813 -
Detroit 26 21 .553121/2
Milwaukee 24 28.462 17
Chicago 22 28 .440 18
Indiana 19 30.388201/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 33 15 .688 -
,New Orleans 28 18 .609 4
Dallas 29 19.604 4
'Houston 30 20 .600 4
Memphis 13 35 .271 20
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
:Denver 33 16 .673 -
,Portland 30 18.62521/2
:Utah 27 22 .551 6
Minnesota 17 31 .354151/2
,Oklahoma City 11 38 .224 22
Pacific Division
SW L Pct GB
-L.A. Lakers 39 9 .813 -
.Phoenix 26 21 .553121/2
"Golden State 16 34.320 24
Sacramento 11 39 .220 29
L.A. Clippers 10 39 .20429 1/2
Wednesday's Games
Orlando 125, L.A. Clippers 96
,L.A. Lakers 115, Toronto 107
-New Jersey 115, Washington 88
'Detroit 93, Miami 90
-Cleveland 107, New York 102
Memphis 104, Houston 93
-Atlanta 94, Minnesota 86
'Chicago 107, New Orleans 93
-Denver 114, Oklahoma City 113
.Dallas 104, Portland 99
Golden State 124, Phoenix 112
Thursday's Games
-Indiana at Philadelphia, late
.L.A. Lakers at Boston, late
,Dallas at Utah, late
Friday's Games
-Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m.
-Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Denver at Washington, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Toronto at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
SUtah at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
'Golden State at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 32 16 3 67159130
N.Y.Rangers 29 18 5 63133136
Philadelphia 26 15 9 61 160 148
Pittsburgh 25 23 5 55 163 164
N.Y. Islanders 16 29 5 37126170
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 38 8 6 82181114
Montreal 29 16 6 64158145
Buffalo 27 20 5 59156143
Toronto 19 24 9 47152191
Ottawa 17 25 7 41116143
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 33 15 4 70171149
Florida 24 18 8 56142141
Carolina 25 22 5 55131151
Tampa Bay 17 24 11 45133164
Atlanta 18 29 5 41150182
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 33 11 7 73188151
Chicago 28 13 8 64164124
Columbus 24 22 5 53138146
Nashville 23 24 3 49121142
St. Louis 21 24 5 47145158
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 30 16 4 64158148
Minnesota 26 21 3 55131 114
�Vancouver 23 20 8 54147149
.Edmonton 25 22 3 53139154
Colorado 24 26 1 49142157
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 36 7 5 77167112
Anaheim 26 23 5 57152151
Dallas 24 18 7 55146158
Phoenix , 24 24 5 53134157
Los Angeles 21 21 7 49126137
- Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

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


Wednesday
1. Connecticut (21-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Michigan, Saturday.
2. Oklahoma (22-1) beat Texas A&M
77-71. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.
3..North Carolina (20-2) did not play.
Next: vs. Virginia, Saturday.
4. Duke (19-3) lost to No. 10 Clemson
74-47. Next: vs. Miami, Saturday.
5. Louisville (17-4) did not play. Next:
at St. John's, Sunday.
6. Pittsburgh (20-2) did not play. Next:
at DePaul, Saturday.
7. Wake Forest (17-3) lost to Miami 79-
52. Next: vs. Boston College, Sunday.


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV

AUTO RACING
SATURDAY
8 pm. NASCAR -.Budweiser Shootout ........ FOX
10 p.m. NHRA - Kragen O'Reilly Winternationals . . ESPN2
................ .........................................................................................................
COTTR TC SAcTENTAT T


12 p.m.
12 p.m.
1 p.m.

1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
8 p.m.
9 p.m.


SATURDAY
Syracuse at Villanova. ........... . ESPN
Coppin St. at South Carolina St....... ESPN2
Regional - Mississippi at Vanderbilt or Notre
Dame at UCLA ................... . CBS
Tennessee at Auburn ................. 38
Miami at Duke ...................... 44
Texas at Nebraska ................. ESPN
South Alabama at Western Kentucky.. ESPN2
Arkansas at Mississippi St.............. 38
Teams TBA. ....................... ABC
Indiana at Michigan St ............. ESPN
Southern Illinois at Missouri St....... ESPN2
Georgia at South Carolina ............ SUN
Michigan at Connecticut ............ ESPN
College of Charleston at Davidson .... ESPN2
New Mexico St. at Nevada .......... ESPN2
Memphis at Gonzaga ................ ESPN


GOLF
FRIDAY
3 p.m. PGA - Buick Invitational ............ GOLF
8:30 p.m. PGA - Buick Invitational ............ GOLF
SATURDAY
1 p.m. PGA - Buick Invitational ............ GOLF
3 p.m. PGA - Buick Invitational .............. CBS
9:30 p.m. PGA - Buick Invitational ............ GOLF


7 p.m.
8 p.m.
10:30 p.m.


NBA
FRIDAY
Orlando at Indiana.................. SUN
Denver at Washington .............. ESPN
Golden State at Phoenix ............ ESPN


NHL
SATURDAY
7:30 p.. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay. ............ SUN


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SATURDAY
2 p.m. Kansas at Missouri . ................. SUN
Times, games, channels all subject to change


8. Marquette (20-2) did not play. Next:
at South Florida, Friday.
9. Xavier (19-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Temple, Thursday, late.
10. Clemson (19-2) beat No. 4 Duke
74-47. Next: vs. Florida State, Saturday.
11. Butler (19-2) did not play. Next: at
Detroit, Thursday, late.
12. Purdue (17-5) did not play. Next: at
No. 23 Illinois, Sunday.
13. Michigan State (18-4) beat No. 19
Minnesota 76-47. Next: vs. Indiana,
Saturday.
14. Memphis (19-3) beat SMU 79-66.
Next: at No. 18 Gonzaga, Saturday.
15. UCLA (18-4) beat Southern Cal 76-
60. Next: vs. Notre Dame, Saturday.
16. Texas (15-6) lost to Missouri 69-65.
Next: at Nebraska, Saturday.
17. Villanova (18-4) beat Providence
94-91. Next: vs. No. 20 Syracuse,
Saturday.
18. Gonzaga (16-4) did not play. Next:
at Portland, Thursday, late.
19. Minnesota (18-4) lost to No. 13
Michigan State 76-47. Next: at Ohio
State, Saturday.
20. Syracuse (18-5) beat West Virginia
74-61. Next: at No. 17 Villanova,
Saturday.
21. Kansas (18-4) did not play. Next:
vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday.
22. Washington (16-5) did not play.
Next: at California, Thursday, late.
23. Illinois (18-4) did not play. Next: at
Wisconsin, Thursday, late.
24. Arizona State (16-5) did not play.
Next: at Oregon, Thursday, late.
25. Utah State (21-1) did not play. Next:
vs. New Mexico State, Thursday, late.
Wednesday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
American U. 58, Army 34
Binghamton 85, Vermont 83
Colgate 68, Bucknell 57
Dayton 63, La Salle 61,
Delaware 73, Drexel 70, OT
Massachusetts 80, Richmond 71
New Hampshire 62, Hartford 55
Saint Joseph's 66, George Washington
58
Syracuse 74, West Virginia 61
Villanova 94, Providence 91
SOUTH
Boston College 80, Virginia 70
Clemson 74, Duke 47
East Carolina 82, Southern Miss. 79
Gardner-Webb 95, Liberty 90, 20T
Houston 97, UCF 69
James Madison 82, Georgia St. 69
LSU 80, Georgia 62
Longwood 98, Md.-Eastern Shore 86
McNeese St. 81, Northwestern St. 75
Miami 79, Wake Forest 52
Mississippi 78, Auburn 59
Murray St. 88, Tennessee St. 58
Nicholls St. 57, Stephen F.Austin 50
Presbyterian 65, Coastal Carolina 62
Tulsa 73, Marshall 57
UAB 81, Tulane 61
UNC Wilmington 81, Va.
Commonwealth 72
VMI 110, Winthrop 106, OT
William & Mary 68, Northeastern 63
MIDWEST
Bowling Green 68, W. Michigan 61
Cincinnati 93, Notre Dame 83
Creighton 79, Drake 68
Illinois St. 60, S. Illinois 57, OT
Indiana 68, Iowa 60
Miami (Ohio) 59, Ball St. 41


Michigan St. 76, Minnesota 47
Missouri St. 65, Evansville 62
Northwestern 75, Chicago St. 63
Saint Louis 78, Duquesne 74, OT
Wichita St. 64, Indiana St. 58
SOUTHWEST
Lamar 59, Cent. Arkansas 57
Memphis 79, SMU 66
Missouri 69, Texas 65
Oklahoma 77, Texas A&M 71
Oklahoma St. 81, Texas Tech 80
Sam Houston St. 89, Texas-San Antonio
86, 20T
Tennessee 74, Arkansas 72
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 82, Texas-
Arlington 75
Texas St. 84, SE Louisiana 82
Texas-Pan American 76, Texas A&M
International 52
Utah 62, TCU 54
FAR WEST
Nebraska 55, Colorado 53
UCLA 76, Southern Cal 60


BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to
terms with LHP John Parrish on a
minor league contract.
DETROIT TIGERS-Sent RHP Eddie
Bonine outright to Toledo (IL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Brian Bannister on a
one-year contract.
MINNESOTA TWINS-Named Larry
DiVito head groundskeeper.
NEW YORK YANKEES-Traded LHP
Chase Wright to Milwaukee for OF-C
Eric Fryer.
Assigned Fryer to Tampa (FSL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Traded OF Matt
Murton to Colorado for INF Corey
Wimberly.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Clamed LHP
Brian Burres off waivers from
Baltimore.
Designated C Curtis Thigpen for assign-
ment.
National League
HOUSTON ASTROS-Named Gene Dias
as director of media relations.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Ramiro Mendoza on a
minor league contract.
BASKETBALL
WNBA
LOS ANGELES SPARKS-Announced
the retirement of C Lisa Leslie, effective
at the end of the 2009 season.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS-Re-signed DT
Keilen Dykes, CB Wilrey Fontenot, WR
Onrea Jones, S Dennis Keyes and WR
Lance Long to one-year contracts.
CLEVELAND BROWNS-Named George
Warhop as offensive line coach, Tom
Myslinski as strength and conditioning
coach and Alan DeGennaro as assistant
strength and conditioning coach.
ST. LOUIS RAMS-Named Mike
Williams as director of pro personnel.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Signed PK
Dave Rayner and RB-KR Dominique
Dorsey.
Canadian Football League
MONTREAL ALOUETTES-Signed RB
Mike Imoh to a one-year contract.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


TODAY: Girls Basketball hosts DistrictToumament, vs. Booker, 7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at
District Meet, Lake Wales, 1 p.m.
SATURDAY: Girls Basketball hosts DistrictToumament, championship game, 7 p.m.
MONDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto, vs. Hardee, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball at DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


TODAY: 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.
TUESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto Classic,TBA
Lake Placid WEDNESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto Classic,TBA


Sebring


TODAY: Boys Basketball vs. Lake Placid, Senior Night, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at
DistrictToumament, Avon Park, vs. DeSoto, 6 p.m.
SATURDAY: Girls Basketball at DistrictToumament, Avon Park, if necessary, 7 p.m.;
Wrestling at District Meet, Lake Wales, 1 p.m.
TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto, vs. Booker, 6 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Lake Sumter C.C., 6 p.m.; Softball at Wamer SouthenToumament,
TBA
SATURDAY: Baseball at Clearwater Christian, double-header, 1 p.m.; Softball atWamer
Southern Toumament,TBA
SUNDAY: Baseball at Eckerd College, double-header, 1 p.m.
SFCC MONDAY: Baseball atWebber International (B), 6 p.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Relay for Life Softball
SEBRING - There will be a softball
tournament fundraiser between Sebring
Middle School and the Highlands County
Sheriff's Department to benefit the
American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
This will offer everyone in the com-
munity an opportunity to participate in
the fight against cancer by coming out
and supporting your favorite team.
The game will be held Friday, Feb. 6
at 6 p.m. at the Highlands County Sports
Complex located at 216 Sheriff's Tower
Road by the Sebring High School.


A.P. Chamber Golf Tourney
AVON PARK - The Avon Park
Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Golf
Tournament will be held Saturday,
February 14, 2009 at River Greens Golf
Course sponsored by Florida Hospital,
Progress Energy, Embarq, Avon Pak
Main Street CRA, Highlands
Independent Bank, Heartland National
Bank and Highlands Today.
This two-person scramble format will
start with a 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m.
shotgun start with teams flighted by
handicap.
The $60.00 per person entry fee
includes golf, range balls, lunch, tourna-
ment prizes, refreshments on the course
and The Cohan Radio Group will spon-
sor the $2,000.00 Hole-In-One prize.
Hole Sponsorships are available for
$100.00 for a professional sign on a
hole.
SThe event is open to all golfers and we
welcome couples to participate in this
Valentines Day Tournament.
For an entry form and information
please contact the Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce at 453-3350.

Nu-Hope Golf Tournament
AVON PARK - The Mid-Florida
Federal Credit Union proudly presents its
12th Annual Nu-Hope Elder Care
Services, Inc. golf tournament at
Pinecrest on Lotela Golf Course in Avon
Park on April 4.
The tournament will utilize a two-per-
son scramble format and teams will be
flighted by total handicap.
Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120
per team) which includes after-play meal
and refreshments during the day.
Registration forms are available at the
participating golf pro shop or can be
mailed or faxed to you by calling Sandy
Foster at 382-2134, ext. 325.
Business sponsorships are also avail-
able.
Previous five event have resulted in a
full field of players, so early registration
is encouraged.

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

Thakkar Valentine's Tourney
SEBRING - Thakkar and Thakkar


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

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

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

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


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Little tweak helps Lady Streaks


Continued from 1B
Another push was made in
the third by Braden River,
with Caitlyn Benedict scor-
ing four and Brianna
Dowling and Amanda
Burnett notching a bucket
each to close to within 25-19.
But Shannon Williams
closed the quarter with con-
secutive jumpers to get the
lead back to 10 heading into
the final eight minutes.
Scores by Shoop and
Dawkins opened the fourth to
extend the lead to 33-19,
which only made the Pirates
plight to keep their season
alive all the more desperate.
Anxious to get back in it
with time suddenly against
them, their offense picked up
the pace and the gap started
closing.
One of the usual sharp-
shooters, Heather Mirabella,
had been misfiring all night,
but suddenly found her
range, knocking down three
trey's over the next few min-
utes.
"On one of those, Tangie
was right in her face," Lee
said. "And she still hit it."
That was the three that
closed a 12-2 run that had the
score at 35-31.
But with under one minute
left, Braden River was forced
to foul and that's where the


Streaks won it.
McCullors hit three-of-
four down the stretch and
Madison Rose knocked down
a pair as well, so that
Mirabella's third three didn't
do the damage it could have.
"We never lost confi-
dence," McCullors said after-
ward. "It got a little frustrat-
ing toward the end, but we
got it done."
And the little tweak that
Lee spoke of was not lost on
the players.
"We had such a great prac-
tice yesterday," Moore said.
"It really got us ready and
today we were 10-times bet-
ter than in practice. Now we
just have to keep it going
Friday."
Which is where they'll
meet the second-seeded Lady
Bulldogs of DeSoto.
"We lost to them twice, but
the last time we took them to
overtime at their place," Lee
said. "I've been saying it
since the beginning of the
year that it wasn't about how
we were playing during the
season, but how we were
playing at the end, at tourna-
ment time."
After the big win, the
words are almost prophetic -
with a little adjustment
thrown in.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Zykeria Dawkins gets a shot off over the long arm of
Pirate defender Heather Mirabella for one of her two
baskets in Sebring's first-round, District 10-4A, tourna-
ment win.


That makes it three for SFCC


Continued from 1B
it out.
"Obviously, when you get
20 hits, you feel real good
about swinging the bat that
game," Panther head coach
Rick Hitt said. "Our guys
really bunched them together
and did a good job of consis-
tently swinging the bat
throughout the order. Seven
of our nine starters had multi-
hit games, which is outstand-
ing."
Leading the charge were
former Blue Streak Ryan
Williams with four hits and
four RBI, Jose Rodriguez
with four hits and three RBI,
Neufang with the homer,
another hit and four RBI and
leadoff hitter Ethan Lovell
setting the table with two
hits, four walks, two stolen
bases and four runs scored.
"It's great that we're off to
a 3-0 start against three


ranked opponents," Hitt said.
"But we have a long way to
go and it's our responsibility
to show up and play with the
same enthusiasm and consis-
tency, day after day. That is
the goal."
Every day being the key
phrase, as the Panthers finish
up a busy opening week with
a crowded weekend.
After Thursday night's
make-up game against the
Webber International
University's B team, the
teams hosts Lake Sumter
today at 4 p.m., before play-
ing a double header at
Clearwater Christian
Saturday at 1 p.m., then host-
ing Eckerd College's B team
Sunday at 1 p.m. before fin-
ishing up the 7-games in six
days Monday night with a 6
p.m. contest at Webber.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Former Blue Streak Ryan Williams had a big day with
four hits and four RBI in the Panthers 21-1 route of the
Seminole Raiders.


Waltrip will retire if 2009 isn't a decent season


By JENNA FRYER
Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH -
Michael Waltrip once
worked at Wendy's, but quit
the fast-food chain after cut-
ting his finger in a tomato
slicer.
He later had a job helping
his father deliver Pepsi-
Cola, but as a loyal Coca-
Cola customer, he walked
away because he felt as if he
were deceiving the cus-
tomers.
Now Waltrip is at another
career crossroad, unsure if
its time to climb out of his
race car.
The two-time Daytona
500 winner said Thursday
he will end his driving
career at the end of 2009 if
his results don't improve
this season.
"I want to race for many
more years," he said at
media day for the Daytona
500. "I want to race the
NAPA car in '10 and
beyond, because I'm. the
best guy for it. But if I
notice (teammate) David
Reuitmann out in front of
me and I'm not able to catch
him, and if I don't see the
results that I think can get
the 55 car the results it
deserves, then as an owner, I
want to get somebody in
there that can post those
results."
The 45-year-old Waltrip
is starting his third season in
the dual role of driver and
owner of Michael Waltrip
Racing, an endeavor he said
mentally drained him and
affected his on-track per-
formance.


He's not won a race since
2003 when he still drove for
Dale Earnhardt Inc., and
he's had just four top-10 fin-
ishes since leaving DEI at
the end of the 2005 season
to start his own team.
But building from the
ground up was an enormous
undertaking, and Waltrip
had plenty of bumps along
the way.
He embarrassed himself
and new manufacturer
Toyota with a cheating scan-
dal during the 2007 Daytona
500, and was later involved
in a bizarre incident where
he wrecked his personal car
and a neighbor saw him
climb from the overturned
vehicle before walking
home through the woods in
his socks.
His three-car team was
struggle g to qualify for
races, and sponsorship woes
took their toll on the budget.
Waltrip eventually took
on a partner, Robert
Kauffman, a founder of the
Fortress Investment Group.
That stabilized the organ-
ization, and there were
small signs of progress in
2008.
"Because we were so bad,
we were the most improved
team," he joked. "It's sort of
one of those awards you
don't want to get."
Waltrip admits the stress
was often overwhelming
and he nearly snapped
when, after an accident at
Bristol, Clint Bowyer said
over his radio: "Michael
Waltrip is the worst driver in
NASCAR, period."
Waltrip said he'd reached


his breaking point long
before that August wreck,
but Bowyer's remarks were
the final straw.
"The last three years, '06,
'07, '08, probably have been
the most difficult years ever
for me," he said. "And
maybe that came to where I
wanted to beat somebody up
when Clint Bowyer said
what he said at Bristol
because I didn't deserve
that. It just made me mad.
The fact that the whole
world heard it was probably
the hard part."
He and Bowyer have
since patched things up,
and, its possible the com-
ment was the one thing that
spurred Waltrip to turn
things around.
A former marathoner, he's
returned to running and
working out, and thinks he's
currently in the best physi-
cal shape of his career.
He's also not harping on
past personal issues, and
declined to discuss
Thursday the dissolution of
his marriage.
But he knows he's in a
better place as he prepares
for his 25th season.
"I think mentally I am
more stable then I've been
in a long time," he said.
"Mentally, I think I'm back,
confident and enthusiastic. I
want to do (drive) really
bad, and if I don't, I'm
going to do something else.
That simple."
Waltrip said if he must
relinquish his race car, he'll
focus on owning MWR and
his work as a NASCAR tel-
evision analyst.


He's asked often if build-
ing his own race team was a
bad idea.
Waltrip said the jury is
still out.
"Stay tuned. I don't think
I can answer that yet," he
said. "But I will give you a
hint: If you drive down to
Cornelius, (N.C.) and
there's a for sale sign in
front of that big building we
built in the next year or two,
then yes, I will regret it.
"But if we're able to con-
tinue the progress that we
made so far, and we're able
to become one of the teams
where people want to land
and sponsors want to be,
then the challenges and sac-
rifices will be well worth
it."


Page 3B


Top-seed Booker up

next for Lady Devils


Continued from 1B
us out last couple of years,"
she said. "This is going to be
a challenge, but we are ready
and we are at home, it is time
to step up. Both the our
games with Booker this year
were manageable, we lost
one in overtime, but all it
takes is just a little heart to
pull those out."
Tate echoed Daley's words
about the Palmetto win and
the upcoming Booker match-
up.
"We were a little nervous
starting out, but we kept it
together and played our
game and pulled it out," she
said. "Booker will be a tough
game, but if we play our
game, we should be OK. We
played as a team tonight, and
a-.�n~gspe.sap -- ....


it showed, we relied on each
other. The first one is down."
Daija Barrett, who, along
with insider Johnequa Perry,
picked up six points in the
team effort, also reflected the
head coach's thoughts.
"We have to take it game
by game," she said. "Tonight
we were aggressive, but a lit-
tle sloppy starting out. We
were shaky to being with, but
then we just concentrated on
running our plays. They
seemed to be keying on me a
bit, but was driving well, and
we did our best to run the
floor. But we are taking this
game by game."
The match-up with the top
seeded Tornadoes hits the
Red Devil court at 7:30 p.m.
Friday. -


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Beonca Godfrey and the Lady Red Devils made quick work
of Palmetto and now face top-seeded Booker in the District
10-4A semifinals Friday night.



Lady Eagles also

advance in Districts


Special to the News-Sun
KISSIMMEE - Highlands
County girls basketball
earned a three-peat in district
tournament action Tuesday
night as Walker Memorial
Academy joined Sebring and
Avon Park in advancing past
the first round.
A fourth quarter
rally sent the Lady W2
Eagles to a 31-30 vic- f
tory over defending
district champion City
of Life Christian
Academy in District
9-1A action Tuesday 3
night.
The Eagles will advance to
their first district champi-
onship game Thursday night
at 7 p.m. against top-seeded
Victory Christian of
Lakeland.
Victory Christian defeated
Life Academy 49-5 on
Tuesday.
"The key to our rally was a
full court press that forced
turnovers," Walker Memorial
coach Bill Farmer said.


"These girls have no quit in
them."
The Lady Eagles were
down 25-19 heading into the
final frame.
Senior Roann Asumbrado
had four of her game-high 14
points during the 12-5, game
winning rally.


Ilker


I1
Christ.


10


Junior Megan
Bedell had six of her
ten points during the
Walker run.
Bedell drove the
baseline and banked
in a shot with 28 sec-
ond left to play for a
31-30 lead. It was the


Eagles' first lead of the game
but it held up for the win.
"I'm very proud of these
girls and their spirited play,"
Farmer said. "To win tomor-
row, we need to play aggres-
sive, pressure defense, con-
test every shot and rebound.
"We must utilize our
quickness and get some easy
baskets and hit a few outside
shots to open up our inside
game."


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Page 4B


Country Club of Sebring
The men's association played a 1
Best Ball Gross, 1 Best Ball Net event
on Monday, January 26.
Winning first place was the team of
Ned Willey, Jerry Moser, Bob Whitacre
and Gordon Hessel with 135; second
place, Rag and Dee Brown, Dennis
Jacobs and Bob Whitacre with 139;
and third place, Lew Stryker, Ray
Plagens, Cecil Watts and Bob Hanoz
with 143.

Lake June West Golf Club
A mixed scramble was played on
Thursday, January 29.
Winning first place was the team of
Andy and Karen Ames, Pete and Mary
McNamee, Bob and Doris Weeks with
47; second place, Ted Carteaux, Mike
and Nola Ayres, Dick and Nancy
Reaney and Pat Houlihan with 48; and
third place, John and Virginia
Simmons, George and Barb Dean, Rex
Simmons and Don Boulton with 50.
Closest to the pin: No. 2, Don
Russell, Hole-in-One; No. 2, Pat
Houlihan, 5-feet-3-inches; and No. 8,
Dee Block, 11-feet-9-inches.
Congratulations to Don Russell for a
Hole-in-One on No 2, January 29.
The Women's League played a game
on Monday, Janua;y 26.
Winning' first place was the team of
Mary McNamee, Leola Robillard, Kay
Kalusniak and Jan Mann with 32;
Joyce Swartz, Verna Knishka, Dee
Block and Pat Asmus with 35. Tying for
third/fourth places were Annie Hall,
Kim Fiers, Margaret Schultz and Patty
Mancuso with 36.
Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 2,
Doris Cunningham, 6-feet-4-inches;
No. 4, Doris Cunningham, 5-feet-3-
inches; and No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 3-
feet-4-inches.

River Greens
The men's association played a
Men's Day event on Saturday, January
31.
Winning first place was the team of
Russ Rudd, Terry H. Lewis, Lefty St.
Pierre and Gordon Clauws with minus-
31; Larry Roy, Don McDonald, Gerry
Page and Dick Seifart with minus-23;
and third place, Cliff Aubin, Frank
Conroy, Leo Persails and Ed Westfield


with minus-22.
Closest to the pin: -
No. 3, Dick Seifart, 7-
feet-5-inches; No. 5,
Cliff Aubin, 39-feet-5-
inches; No. 12, Dave
Kelly, 8-feet; and No.
17, Dave Kelly, 10-feet-
1-inch.
The Friday afternoon Your tee sl
scramble was played pingbefore itg
January 30. you muststnd
r d. n1) Assess the i
Winning first place )Aes
was the team of
George and Joani
Brode, Tom Stewart
and Joe Graf'with 13-
under. I .
The Lake Damon
South was played on
Thursday, January 29.
Winning first place '
was the team of Cliff
Fegler, Gordon Clauws, ' '
Terry H. Lewis and I"' -
Peter Bridge (draw).
The Morrison Group I .
played a game on
Thursday, January 29. -,
Winning first place
was the team of Jim Cercy, Bob Wolf,
Bob Streeter and Dick Lynch with
minus-29. Tying for second/third
places were the teams of Ed Mosser,
Jim Anderson, Ken Brunswick and
Fred Evans; Butch Smith, Don
McDonald, Cliff Aubin and Leo Persails
with minus-23 each.
The ladies association played a pro
am tournament on Thursday, January
29.
Winning first place was the team of
Betty Wallace, Marg McDonald, Kay
Conkle and Nancy Long with plus-8
1/2; second place, Betty Leblanc, Pat
Kincer, Jeanine Persails and Mary Beth
Carby with plus-5 1/2; and third place,
Karen Speaker, Carole McClay, Bev
Rudd and Penny Anderson with plus-
5.
Individual winners were: Tying for
first/second places were Nancy Long
and Carol Long with plus-6 each. Third
place, Kay Conkle with plus-4 1/2.
The men's association played a pro
am tournament on Wednesday,
January 28.
Winning first place was the team of
Cliff Aubin, John D'Amanda, Elton Cate
and Leo Persails with plus-12; second


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Wright and Jim Cercy with plus-9 1/2;
and third place, Al Farrell, Dick Seifart
and Gordon Clauws with plus-8 1/2.
Individual winners were: A flight -
First place, Cliff Aubin; and second
place, Len Westdale. B flight - First
place, Don McDonald; and second
place, Butch Smith. C flight - First
place, Leo Persails; and second place,
John Hierholzer. D flight - Tying for
first/second places were Bill Gast and
Dick Seifart.
The Golfettes played a game on
Tuesday, January 27.
Winning first place was the team of
Laura Smutnick, Fran Smith, Jeannine
Persails and Colleen Posey with
minus-32; second place, Pat Kincer,
Frances Neil, Patricia Gower and Bev
Rudd with minus-30; and third place,
Betty LeBlanc, Carole McClay, Gale
Garceau and Helen O'Chala with
minus-23.
The Morrison Group played a game
on Tuesday, January 27.
Winning first place was the team of
Bob Wolf, Len Westdale, Gerry Page
and Bill Mountford with minus-27;
second place, Kenneth Brunswick,


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and Russ Rudd with
minus-24.
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The Morrison Group played a game
on Monday, January 26.
Winning first place was the team of
Clark Austin, Leo Persails, Ed Mosser
and Gordon Clauws with minus-35;
second place, Len Westdale, Bob
Stevens, Jim Cercy and Dick Sherman
with minus-30; and third place, Ray
Knauf, Terry Dray, Butch Smith and
Gordon Clauws with minus-26.
The Casa event was played Monday,
January 26.
The winners were: First place, Dale
Duncan and Cecil Lemons with minus-
14; second place, Jim Hawk and Ernie
Bryant with minus-9; and third place,
Lowell Hartzell and Bill Tschida with
minus-9.
Mixed Couples played a game on
Sunday, January 25.
Winning first place was the team of
Anne Kelly, Wayne Carlin, Betty
Wallace and Dick Seifart with minus-
32; second place, Russ Rudd, Leo
Persails, Kay Conkle and Bev Rudd
with minus-28; and third place, Jim
Anderson, John Hierholzer, Joanne
Merkle and Maureen Lynch with
minus-26.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, Anne Kelly


Documents: Trainer discusses injecting Bonds


By PAUL ELIAS
Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO
Court documents show Barry
Bonds tested positive for
three types of steroids, and
his personal trainer once told
his business manager in the
Giants' clubhouse how he
injected'the slugger with per-
formance-enhancing drugs
"all over the place."
Prosecutors plan to use
those positive test results and
other evidence, detailed in
'documents released
Wednesday,' at Bonds' trial
next month to try to prove he
lied when he told a federal
grand jury in December 2003
that he never knowingly used
steroids,'.:', :
The release of documents
by U.S. District Court Judge
Susan Illston set the stage for
a hearing Thursday to decide
what evidence to allow jurors
to hear.
Hundreds of pages of doc-
uments show how the prose-
cution intends to prove its
case without the cooperation
of Bonds' personal trainer
Greg Anderson, whose previ-
ous refusals to testify result-
ed in a yearlong prison stint
for contempt. And his lawyer,
Mark Geragos, said Anderson
again will refuse to discuss
Bonds if prosecutors call him
to testify.
Also among the evidence
made public were a positive
test for amphetamines in
2006 in a urine sample Bonds
gave to Major League
Baseball; doping calendars
Anderson maintained with
the initials "BB" and a hand-
written note seized from his
house labeled "Barry" that
appears to be a laundry list of
steroids and planned blood
tests; and a list of current and
former major leaguers,
including Jason Giambi, who
are expected to testify at the
March 2 trial.
While jurors may not hear
Anderson testify about


Bonds, prosecutors want
jurors to hear the personal
trainer's voice on a recording
made by Bonds' former per-
sonal assistant Steve Hoskins
in March 2003.
The documents said
Hoskins, Bonds' childhood
friend, secretly tape-recorded
a 2003 conversation with
Anderson in the Giants' club-
house because Hoskins want-
ed to prove to Bonds' father,
Bobby Bonds, that his son
was using steroids.
Anderson and Hoskins,
who were near Bonds' locker,
were discussing steroid injec-
tions, and at one point, they
lowered their voices to avoid
being overheard as players,
including Benito Santiago,
and others walked by,
according to the documents.
Anderson: "No, what hap-
pens is, they put too much in
one area, and ... actually ball
up and puddle. And what
happens is, it actually will eat
away and make an indenta-
tion. And it's a cyst. It makes
a big (expletive) cyst. And
you have to drain it. Oh yeah,
it's gnarly. ... Hi Benito ...
Oh it's gnarly."
Hoskins: "... Is that why
Barry's didn't do it in one
spot, and you didn't just let
him do it one time?"
Anderson: "Oh no. I',ever.
I never just go there. I move
it all over the place."
Also during that conversa-
tion, Anderson told Hoskins
that "everything that I've
been doing at this point, it's
all undetectable," according
to the documents.
"See, the stuff that I have
... we created it," he was
quoted as saying. "And you
can't, you can't buy it any-
where. You can't get it any-
where else."
He added that he was
unconcerned about Bonds
testing positive because
Marion Jones and other ath-
letes using the same drugs
had not been caught doping.


"So that's why I know it
works. So that's why I'm not
even trippin'. So that's cool,"
Anderson said, according to
the transcript.
The San Francisco
Chronicle first reported about
a tape recording involving
Anderson on Oct. 16, 2004,
but did not identify the per-
son he was speaking to.
Bonds attorneys argued
that none of Anderson's
statements outside of court
should be admissible.'
"If Anderson does not tes-
tify for the government, the
truth of any statement he may
(or may not) have made out
of court cannot be so tested,"
lead Bonds attorney Allen
Ruby wrote. "Mr. Bonds will
be stripped of the opportunity
to confront and cross-exam-
ine the most prejudicial but
least reliable evidence
against him."
Bonds and Hoskins had a
nasty falling out after the
slugger went to the FBI with
accusations Hoskins stole
from him.
Three of Bonds' test
results were seized in a
2003 raid on the Bay Area
Laboratory Co-Operative,
the headquarters of a mas-
sive sports doping ring
shut down by federal
agents. Agents said they
seized numerous results
of blood and urine tests
by Bonds, which prosecu-
tors argue show that the
slugger was intimately
involved with BALCO.
Bonds' lawyers moved
to suppress 24 drug tests
from 2000-06; more than
two dozen drug calendars;
BALCO log sheets; hand-
written notes; opinion
evidence on steroids,
human growth hormone,
THG, EPO and Clomid;
witness descriptions of
Bonds' "physical, behav-
ioral and emotional char-
acteristics" - including
acne on his back, testicle


shrinkage, head size, hat size,
hand size, foot size and sexu-
al behavior; recorded conver-
sations that didn't include
Bonds; and voice mails
allegedly left by Bonds on
the answering machine of
former girlfriend Kimberly
Bell.
Bonds' lawyers also want
to prevent the jury from hear-
ing evidence of at least four
positive steroid tests they
argue can't be conclusively
linked to Bonds because of
how they were processed.
According to records pros-
ecutors took from BALCO,
Bonds tested positive on
three separate occasions in
2000 and 2001 for the steroid
methenelone in urine sam-
ples; he also tested positive
two of those three times for
the steroid nandrolone.
A government-retained sci-
entist, Dr. Don Catlin, also
said he found evidence that
Bonds used the designer


steroid THG upon retesting a
urine sample Bonds supplied
as part of baseball's anony-
mous survey drug testing in
2003, when the designer drug
was not yet detectable.
Federal investigators seized
them in 2004 from the private
laboratory used by Major
League Baseball before they
could be destroyed, which
the players were promised.
Catlin said the sample also
tested positive for Clomid, a
female fertility drug, and for-
eign testosterone.
Included in the evidence
was a letter from baseball
independent drug administra-
tor Bryan Smith that Bonds
tested positive for an amphet-
amine during a drug test on
July 7, 2006, when he hit a
three-run homer at Dodger
Stadium. There also was a
letter from baseball commis-
sioner Bud Selig to Bonds
that Aug. 1 informing him of
the positive test and telling


Making idols a bit


Continued from 1B
the pressure of kids wanting
to be noticed?
Think there won't be that
many more teens craving the
attention and coming up
with stories like that so they
too can get noticed?
In this age of reality tele-
vision creating celebrities
out of people whose only
'talent' is that they're not at
all bashful about having a
sequence of their life broad-
cast, it's no wonder so many
talent-less people try out for
American Idol and are
crushed to find that you
actually have to have some
singing ability in order to
become a singer.
Though there are plenty of
'vocalists' out there who
kind of shoot that theory
down and give the talentless


hordes hope. e e
But at least those people
have some musical ability,
have a certain look that sells,
have some entertainment
ability - hopefully all three,
but as a society we don't
seem to be too picky.
I'm not suggesting that
these high school football
players don't have an ability
to play football very well,
otherwise they wouldn't
have been recruited by col-
lege programs.
But out of the thousands
upon thousands of kids that
play football in high school,
how many become big-time
college players?
Just like out of the thou-
sands of college football
players, how many become
NFL stars?
Shouldn't it be those


him that he will be subject to
six more tests over a one-
year period.
The New York Daily News
reported on that test on Jan.
11, 2007, saying Bonds
attributed the positive test to
a substance he had taken
from teammate Mark
Sweeney's locker.
The court documents also
show that prosecutors plan to
call to the witness stand
Giambi, along with his broth-
er and former major leaguer
Jeremy Giambi. The govern-
ment also plans to call Bobby
Estalella, Marvin Benard and
Santiago, all former team-
mates of Bonds and clients of
Anderson.

Associated Press writers Jason
Dearen and Marcus Wohlsen in
San Francisco and Ronald
Blum, Rachel Cohen and Ben
Walker in New York also con-
tributed to this report.


too early
who've put in the years of
high school AND college
AND whatever other proving
grounds AND have made it
to the upper echelon who
should be paid attention to?
Shouldn't we hold off on
anointing these kids as the
next big star until they're
quite a bit closer to actually
being one?
It's bad enough to have
these kids enablers around
them, building them up until
their heads are too big for
their hats and their attitude
gets out of control.
Now the enablers are the
national media - this can't
be a good thing.

Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor
of the News-Sun. He can be
reached at daniel.hoehne@news-
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with 13; No. 5, Dick Sherman with 14;
No. 12, Dave Kelly with 15; and No. 17,
Laura Smutnick with 16.

Pinecrest
On Wednesday, February 4, the
Men's Association played team and
individual pro-am points.
The team of Kyle Hinckle, Bob
Luttrell, Jim Gillies and Earl Plemons
took first place with +9 points with the
teams of Dick Bouchard, Bill Baker and
Al Sweetman and Stan Griffis, Larry
Lamparski, Bud Kammerman and M.J.
LeBarge tied for second with +3.
Individually, Hinckle lead the A
Division with +3, while Walt Peltak and
Griffis tied for second with +2.
B Division saw Fred Latshaw on top
with +4 and a four-way tie for second
with +3 for Luttrell, Baker, Gene
Blevins and Ray Smith. ,
Gillies and Kammerman finished in a
dead heat with +3 to top Division C and
Jerry Linsley totaled +9 to win Division
D with Bill Ringo just behind with +7
for second.

SpringLake
On Tuesday, January 27, the Men's
Golf Association played four man
teams for three best balls.
The team of Bob Hlnde, Bob Rogers,
Vern Hoffman and Dorwin Van Gundy
won first place with a net score of 193.
They were followed by: the second
placed team of Paul Caverly, Edd
Vowels, Bob Berg and Larry
Colclasure, at 199; the third place team
of Gene Hearn, Bud Kammerman, Paul
Marchand and Ron Brochu, at 200; the
fourth place team of Gerard Burge,
Dale Stevens, Bob Marshall and Leon
Van, at 202; and the fifth place team of
Red Bohanon, Don Ray, John Bozynski
and Ken Willey, at 206.
On Thursday, the men played a
game of best ball with two man
teams.
The team of Dan Porter and Mike
,Rose won first place,with a net score
of 62.
The team of Dave Kamish and Ron
Brochu posted at 63 to win second
place in a tie breaker with the team of
Bart Rath and .Wayne Mountz, in third
place.
The team of Ken Willey and blind
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RELIGION


Avon Park
Church of Christ
AVON PARK - "The
Sanctification Blessing" (1
Corinthians 1: 30-31) will be the
message this Sunday morning,
presented by Minister Larry
Roberts.
Avon Park Church of Christ is
at 200 S. Forest Ave. For infor-
mation, call 453-4692.

Avon Park Lakes
Baptist Church
AVON PARK - Sunday's first
worship service is with contem-
porary music, second worship
service with traditional music.
Pastor George Hall will bring the
message titled "The Fourth
Commandment" at both services.
The Spanish ministry also
meets on Wednesdays. For more
information on the Spanish min-
istry, call the Rev. Abiden
Hernandez at 873-3617.

Bethany Baptist Church
AVON PARK - Bethany
Baptist Church Annual Missions
Weekend will begin on Saturday,
Feb. 21 with a "Getting to Know
You" time at 4 p.m. There will be
fingerfoods and a question and
answer time for all the missionar-
ies. On Sunday, Feb. 22 mission-
aries Samuel and Beth Rojas and
Jeff and Ivana Reiner will be
speaking and giving testimonies.
Special guest speaker on Sunday
morning will be Dr. John
Greening.
If you have any questions, call
the office at 452-1136 or go to
the Web page at www.bethany-
baptistap.com and e-mail is
bethanybaptistap @ gmail.com.
Bethany Baptist Church is on
the corner of State Road 17 and
C-17A South (truck route) in
Avon Park.


Church News

Christ Lutheran Church
AVON PARK - Pastor Scott
McLean will be preaching a ser-
mon entitled "The Fowlest
Sermon!" The church is at 1320
County Road 64, east of the Avon
Park High School. For more
information, call 471-2663 or
search the Web for christluther-
anavonpark.org.

Christian Science
Church
SEBRING - The lesson ser-
mon on Sunday morning is titled
"Spirit." The keynote is from
Psalms 143:10, "... thou art my
God: thy spirit is good; lead me
into the land of uprightness."
The church is at 146 N.
Franklin St.

Christian Training
Church
SEBRING - Associate minis-
ter Casey L. Downing will bring
the message titled "Deliberate
Destiny" this week at the Sunday
morning service. The Wednesday
night Bible study will continue in
the book of Romans.

Eastside Christian
Church
LAKE PLACID - At 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12 the church will
have a ladies craft night where
they will work on a church scrap-
booking project. All those who
love to scrapbook are welcome to
join us.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14
the church will have its annual
"Building for All Generations"
Pledge Dinner.
This Sunday the pastor contin-
ues his sermon series on Building
Relationships Truthfully Part 2:


Developing a New Attitude.
Come and hear what the Bible
has to say about how we should
treat those around us by turning
something old into something
new.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING - The Rev. Jim
Langdoc will deliver the Sunday
morning sermon, "The Lovin'
Spoonful" with Scripture from I
John 4:7-12 and John 15:12-17.
The church is 1.7 miles west of
U.S. 27 on County Road 634
(Hammock Road). Call 471-7999
or visit sebringemmanuelucc.
com.

Faith Lutheran Church
SEBRING - Pastor Gary
Kindle's sermon title for Sunday
is entitled "Tired and'
Discouraged" based on Isaiah
40:21-31.
An open prayer time is offered
at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, followed
by pastor's adult Bible study at 7
p.m. on the book of John.

Faith Missionary
Baptist Church
SEBRING - The sermon title
for Sunday morning is "The
Great Church." Everyone wants
to have or belong to a "great"
church. What is a great church?
Is it measured by its membership
size? Is it measured by how many
pastors are on staff? Is it meas-
ured by its budget? Is it measured
by its vast music program? Is it
measured by its successful youth
programs? Every church is still
people sitting next to people.
Pastor Ken Lambert will share
from Scripture what constitutes a
"great" church. The main text is
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Failure to forgive hinders your walk


Well, here we are
again in our Father's
presence but before we
begin this story, let us
pray:
Father God, as we
travel into this work that
is Holy Spirit lead, open
our hearts and our minds
to understand what you
have purposed within it.
Lord, I thank you for
giving us the power of


Sista
Speaks
Edie Jebbinson


discernment and the
power to receive what is true and
acceptable in your sight. Through
it all Father, I seek more wisdom.
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Why is it that we, as Christians,
find it is so extremely hard to for-
give? Do we.have the wrong con-
cept of what forgiveness really is?
Have we really made an effort as
far as forgiving people you feel
wronged you? Have you stopped
and thought about that plank in
your own eye before finding a
splinter in someone else's? Why
are you so angry? You've wronged
others and never asked forgiveness
of them. Could it be that you don't
feel that you've wronged anyone?
.Well, it's time to wake up and
smell your own stench baby
because we all have. The differ-
ence between the believers and
make believers is that make believ-
ers are comfortable blaming the
entire situation on other people:
Well, you can't get to heaven on
someone else's coat tail. 'Fess up.
I've found that people are con-
stipated with unbelievable amounts
of rage, hatred, malice and the
inability to forgive which is caus-
ing them tremendous suffering.
Anxiety attacks, depression, heart
attacks, strokes, etc. Dealing with
all that just because you are full of
unforgiveness must be miserable.


Some of you have been
weighed down with unfor-
giveness since childhood,
some from.recent circum-
stances and others are
somewhere in the middle.
Does it really feel good to
awake each morning think-
ing about what somebody
said about or some little
thing they did? Is it worth
your peace? Your health?
Your time? Many die pre-


maturely simply because
they refuse to "let it go." Can you
believe that?
Learning to forgive can benefit
the forgiver and forgiving others is
a valuable
you. C.S. Lewis said that
Forgiveness is a beautiful word
until you have something (or some-
one) to forgive. The Bible says in
Matthew 5:23-24, "So if you are
standing before the altar...offering
a sacrifice to God...you suddenly
remember that someone has some-
thing against you...go and be rec-
onciled to that person...then come
and offer your sacrifice to God."
Check it out for yourself and while
you're at it, read Matthew 6:14-15
and Matthew 18:21-22 and Mark
11:25-26 and Ephesians 4:32, shall
I continue? Forgiveness is not a
trust issue nor is it saying you'll
forget nor is it approval of wrong
behavior. We forgive the sin
against us and in the process we
acknowledge that it was wrong.
Does this make you wonder about
your own sins and whether or not
you deserved forgiveness? Well it
should. Unless you've placed your-
self on that pedestal I spoke of ear-
lier.

Edie DorseyJebbinson is a native of
Avon Park. She is a contributing colum-
nist to the News-Sun.


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Church News continued


Continued from page 5B
1 Timothy 3:15.
Both the adult Sunday school
and the children's class are study-
ing the Old Testament book of
Esther. This is an amazing account
of courage. She is a great example
of a woman who stands up for
what she knows to be right. She is
a good example for all of us these
days.
If you are looking for a church
where the people care about each
other, the community and the
world, you might want to try wor-
shipping with us. We sing together,
laugh together, pray together, and
study the Bible together. You will
find a warm welcome at Faith
Missionary Baptist Church.

First Christian Church
AVON PARK - This Sunday,
Mark Clark, director of Lake
Aurora Christian Camp in Lake
Wales, will be the special guest.
Monday there will be a planning
meeting at the church as members
prepare for the rest of the year's
activities. If able to help in this
meeting be at the church at 6:30
p.m.
There are still two weeks of the
Revelation study during


Wednesday Bible study. To attend
the follow-up fellowship at 8 p.m.,
sign up with the church office by
noon Monday.
Valentine's Day is quickly
approaching; don't forget to sign
up for the Valentine's Day dinner
on Sunday., Cost for the spaghetti
dinner is $5 and the entertainment
is free.
First Christian Church of Avon
Park is at 1016 W. Camphor
(behind the Wachovia Bank). Call
453-5334 or e-mail fiistchris-
tianap@embarqmail.com with any
questions or to request information.
The church Web site is
www.firstchristianap.com.

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING - At the Lord's
Table this Sunday morning will be
Johnny Johnston and Liz .
Klingerman. Communion will be
served by Diane Beidler, David
Van Diver, Barbara Slinkard and
Janice Richburg. Greeting the con-
gregation will be Teresa Williams
and Peggy Cousins. The Call to
Worship leader is Teresa Williams.
The morning message will be
brought by Pastors Ron Norton and
Juanita Roberts and is titled


"Stewardship And You" from II
Corinthians 9:6-7.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, a piano/organ
concert will be presented by Jaquae
Sands Barbara Winsman at First
Christian Church of Sebring.
Admission is free; there will be a
freewill offering to benefit the
music department.

First Presbyterian
Church - A. R. P.
AVON PARK - On Sunday
morning, Pastor Bob Johnson's ser-
mon is entitled "Not Guilty" based
on Romans 8:4-11.
The choir's introit will be
"Surely the Presence" and the
anthem "He Set Us Free."
The adult Sunday school class
led by Tom Christoph will study
Galatians, Chapter 5 (Living by
Faith; Fruit of the Spirit).
On Sunday, at 4 p.m. the "Joy
for Jesus" will be held in fellow-
ship hall with refreshments after-
wards.
If you like to sing favorite
hymns, listen to a men's quartet
and hear a brief message, plan to
attend.
On Monday, the Crafty Ladies
will meet from 10 a.m. until noon.
They are continuing to work on


'crafts for the gift shop at the
church camp at Bonclarken in Flat
Rock, N.C.
On Monday, Esther Circle meets
at 1 p.m. and Sarah Circle meets at
7 p.m.
On Wednesday, Bible study will
be at 10:30 a.m. with the pastor
continuing the study on the Gospel
of John. Mary Circle will meet at 1
p.m. Choir practice will be at 6:30
p.m.
On Thursday, the deacons will
meet at 6 p.m. The youth group led
by Dave and Rene Blackmon will
meet for dinner at 6 p.m. followed
by activities from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
All youth from sixth grade through
12th grade are welcome.
The church is at 215 E. Circle
St. (with two entrances on
LaGrande Street). For questions,
call the church office at 453-3242.

First Presbyterian
Church
-SEBRING - Sunday morning's
sermon title will be "Bringing
Good From Evil - Is A God Thing"
given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.
Monday, deacon's meeting at 6
p.m. in the conference room.
Tuesday, Dorcas Sewing'Circle
is at 9:30 a.m. in fellowship hall.


First United Methodist
Church
SEBRING - The Rev. A.C.
Bryant will give the sermon
"Question for John - Who Are
You?" with scripture reading from
John 1:19-22.
The blood mobile will be in the
parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Sunday.
Tuesday, the United Methodist
Women Circles will meet.
Wednesday morning Bible Study
and the evening dinner and study at
6 p.m. with the pastor have
resumed.
The United Methodist Men are
sponsoring a Valentine's Day
Dinner on Friday, February 13th.
Tickets are available at the church
office.
Visit our web page at
www.sebringfirstumc.com for more
church information or call the
church office at 385-5184.

Heartland Christian
Church
SEBRING -- At the Praise and
Worship Service this Sunday, The
Heartland Singers will sing

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PLACES TO WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

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


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


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


Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nursery for under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and hard-of-hearing.
Office phone, 385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School,
9;36 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery pro-
vided. For information, call 382-
3695.
* Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. Phone: 382-6265, Prayer
line, 385-6788. Pastor Steve
Trinkle. Sunday: Worship Services,
10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Bible
study for all ages at 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Prayer Service, 6:30
p.m. Ministry opportunities for the
entire family through Worship,
Bible Study, Discipleship, Music,
Student and Children's Ministries,
Missions and Fellowship. Child
Development Center available for
ages 1-5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
.Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6
p.m.


CATHOLIC

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


CHRISTIAN

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


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


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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










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"Freedom Band." The Junior
Church will sing special
hymns: "Valentine Wish for
You," "Jesus Loves the
Little Children," "Jesus
Loves Me" and "Jesus
Loves." Flossi Moore will
also sing the special hymn,
"Going Home." Jean and Jim
Terrell will be this week's
greeters. Wally and Erma
Winegardner will be this
week's Scripture readers.
Pastor Ted Moore's ser-
mon this week will be
"Misusing Privilege" with
Scripture from the book of
Acts 13:21-30.
The new expansion, which
includes a baptistery and
classrooms, is scheduled to
be finished this week. The
church is at 2705 Alternate


Route 17 South in Sebring
(behind Publix). Look for
the lighthouse.

Memorial United
Methodist Church
LAKE PLACID - At the
10:45 a.m. New Song
Service in Rob Reynolds
Hall, Pastor Doug Pareti will
preach on the subject "Come
and See," using the text from
John 1:43-51. The Worship
Band will lead the service.
Claude Burnett, pastoral
assistant, will preach at the
Heritage Worship Service
and the Celebration Service
, both of.which are held in
the Sanctuary.
At 3:45 p.m. a service will
be held by the' church for the
residents of Lake Placid
Health Care Center at the


RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sun publishes religion news on Fridays.
The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in
the following Friday's paper.
Submit items to the News-Sun's from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-
2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor, News-Sun,
2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. For information, call 385-6155, ext. 516.


center. The Rev. Dale
Schanely will be the speaker.
The church is at 500 Kent
Ave. For more information,
call 465-2422.

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church
SEBRING - The
Scripture for the 10 a.m.
Sunday Bible lesson,
"Conimitment to Confront,"
comes from the 12th chapter
of II Kings. Pastor John
Cave will bring the message


in the Sunday morning and
evening services.
Dave and Dottie Coons
from Elkhart, Ind. will be
here in concert at 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13.

Placid Lakes Baptist
Church
LAKE PLACID - On
Sunday, Pastor Darryl
George will preach on "My
Achy, Breaky, Ouchy,
Decaying, Dying Body or
The Absolute Victory of My


Body!"
The church is at the corner
of Washington and Kemper
avenues in Placid Lakes. For
more information, call 465-
5126 from 8 a.m. to noon
Monday through Thursday or
e-mail the church at placid-
lakes@hotmail.com

Resurrection
Lutheran Church

AVON PARK - On the
-fifth Sunday after-Epiphany,
the pastor's sermon will be


based on the first chapter of
Mark. The Communion
assistant at the early service
will be Ed Mosser, the lector
will be Joyce Warsack and
the acolyte will be Marcus
McGinnis.
Ginny Schramm will be
the Worship assistant at the
later service, Nancy Wagner
will be the lector, the
Communion assistant will be
Sonia Altman, and the
acolyte will be Nicholas
McGinnis.

St. John United
Methodist Church

SEBRING - Pastor
Ronald De Genaro Jr. will
bring the message
"Searching for Jesus'" with

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PLACES TO WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

.0 The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 7:30,
8:30 and 10 a.m. with Holy
Communion. Coffee hour following
services. Newcomers welcome.
Rector is the Rev. Joyce Holmes.
Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer/895@aolcom Web site:
redeemeravon.com. The church is
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park
(two miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II - 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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


JEWISH

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


Temple office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

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


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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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


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


PRESBYTERIAN

* Covenant Presbyterian Church
(PCA), 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, 33872-2113. A
Congregation of the Presbyterian
Church in America. Worship servic-
es: Sunday morning worship, infor-
mal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.;
Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-
7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m.
Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759;
e-mail: covpres@strato.net, Web
site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W.
Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours:
8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through
Thursday.
* First Presbyterian Church
ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two
entrances on LaGrande), Avon
Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-3242.
The Rev. Robert Johnson is the
pastor. Fellowship time, 9 a.m.;
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult
Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Children's
Church, 10:45 a.m.; and'Women's,
Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Other week-
ly activities: Wednesday Prayer,
9:30 a.m.; Pastor's Bible study,
10:30 a.m.; First Wednesday lunch,
11:30 a.m.; Circles: Second
Tuesday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. and sec-
ond Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Potluck
dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;
and. choir practice, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Be a part of a warm,
caring church family with traditional
services, following biblical truth.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
FL 33870. 385:0107. Sunday
School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;
Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday:
"KFC" Kids for Christ Youth Group,
3:15-4:15 p.m.; Senior High Youth
Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday:
Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir
rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery avail-
able for Sunday worship. Call the
church office for more information
and other classes. Rev. Darrell A.
Peer, pastor. Richard Hart, director
of youth ministry.
* First Presbyterian Church,
ARP 118 North Oak Ave., Lake
Placid, 465-2742. E-mail:
fpc/p@earth/ink.net The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.
Drew Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary
\orship is at 10:45 a.m. in
Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9f30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;
while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship
service to help them grow in their
spiritual knowledge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.


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


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

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


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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


UNION
CONGREGATIONAL
CHURCH

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


VINEYARD

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


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Scripture from Mark 1:29-39
at services Sunday.
Reesa Boyce instructs Tai
Chi classes each Tuesday
and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the
Education Building. The
length of each session is one
hour. A free-will offering is
requested to defray the cost
of the use of the building.
The community is invited to
attend. Just come in comfort-
able attire.

Southside Baptist
Church
SEBRING - In the wdr-
ship service Sunday, the
Rev. David Altman will
speak on "Signs of the
Times" from the Matthew a
Royal Gospel series. In the
evening worship hour the
pastor will speak on "Are
You Ready?"
The church is at 379 S,
Commerce Ave. For infor- -
mation, call 385-0752 or
visit www.southsidebaptist-
sebring.com.

Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church
SEBRING - The Sunday
morning sermon title will be
"When the Bandwagon
Misses It." Scripture is
found in the gospel of Mark,
chapter 1, verses 29-39.

Spring Lake United
Methodist Church
SEBRING - Spring Lake
United Methodist Church is
at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The
Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon
topic, "Regular Assembly."
Fellowship follows the serv-
ice.
Crafters will meet on
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
United Methodist Men will
meet on Saturday. at 8 a.m.

The Way Church
SEBRING - Pastor
Reinhold Buxbaum will con-
tinue his series on the.book
of Esther.
Valentine's Day, Saturday,
Feb. 14 from 7-10 a.m. the
youth ministry will be host-
ing a Sweetheart Breakfast
at the church. This will be a
fundraiser for them.
The yard sale will be
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27
and 28th. Start bringing in
donations.
The church is at 1005 N.
Ridgewood. Office phone is
.471-6140. Pastor's cell
phone is 381-6190.
Church information and
the pastor's messages can'be
viewed at www.theway-
church.org.

Trinity Lutheran
Church
LAKE PLACID - The
topic for the sermon by the
pastor will be "What Good is
My Giving" based on 1
Timothy 6.
The pastor will hold Bible
studies on Wednesday at the-
Youth House and on -
Thursday at Tropical Harbor.
Anyone is welcome to
attend. They are currently
discussing "The Shack" by
William Young. The Men's
Club will meet for breakfast
on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the
Truck Stop at 8 a.m.
Tickets for "That's Amore
Fellowship Feast" at 5:30
p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 are
available at the church
office. Deadline for available
tickets is Monday. Join in
this evening of fine Italian
cuisine and entertainment.
The Ladies Guild will host
a fashion show and lunch-
eon, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday Feb. 21. The com-
munity is invited to attend


this afternoon of fun and
look at some new fashions
available in the area. Tickets
may be purchased at the
church office for $18.
The youth will be selling
their famous brat lunches at
the Country Fair on Saturday
and Sunday. Drop by for a
brat, sauerkraut, German
potato salad, and apple crisp.
The church is at 25
Lakeview St. For informa-
tion, call the office at 465-
5253 or visit the church Web
site at www.trinityluther-
anlp.com.


News-Sun * Friday, February 6, 2009


Courtesy photo
The University Chorale from Ohio Christian University will present a concert of sacred
music at 6 p.m. Sunday at Community Bible Church, 1400 County Rd. 17-A, Avon
Park.

Ohio Christian University choir

set to sing at Community Bible


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Community Bible
Church, 1400 County Road 17-A, has expe-
rienced some special blessings recently
with the Winter in the Word series and the
return of many winter residents. Church
members are continuing to enjoy the revival
spirit in each meeting.
On Sunday, the Rev. Don Seymour will
continue the Christian Stewardship Series,
in the morning worship service. A concert
will be presented at 6 p.m. by the choir of


Ohio Christian University of Circleville,
Ohio.
The concert will include a variety of
styles including spirituals, hymns, and
chorale anthems.
The main campus of Ohio Christian
University is in Circleville, Ohio. The uni-
versity offers associate and bachelor's
degree programs in both the traditional and
online settings. For concert details, contact
Community Bible Church at 452-5643.


Joyful Sounds to perform at Joy

in Jesus event in AP on Sunday


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - At 4 p.m.
Sunday, Joy in Jesus, a
Gospel music and hymn
sing, is being held at the
Avon Park First
Presbyterian Church A.R.P.
in fellowship hall. This very
informal song-fest is much
enjoyed and will be offered
again Sunday afternoon and
is open .to the public. All
ages are welcome and a
nursery for very young chil-
dren will be provided.
The sing will begin with
the Joy in Jesus musical
service where members and
guests sing hymns of their
own choosing and hear a
short message presented by
Elder Tom Christoph enti-
tled "Joy in Change."
Afterward, various cakes by
Bunny, coffee, and punch
will be served, and there


will have a time of fellow-
ship as part of the celebra-
tion.
The theme, Joy in Jesus,
is used to describe the wide
variety of Christian music
that will be performed by
various musicians. Under
the direction of Chet and
Dorothy Quist, there will be
solos, and a duet by Pastor
Bob and Maxine Johnson,
accompanied by his guitar.
There will also be songs, by
the wonderful men's quartet,
The Joyful Sounds, Chet
Quist, Bob Brock, Don
Antonson,. and Gene
McEndree. Kathleen
Richards will accompany
the hymn singing on the
flute, and Dorothy Quist
will play her swinging
piano. Chet Quist will lead
the hymns that are selected
to be sung by the congrega-


tion.
Of course, the're.will be
the well-liked sing-along
songs of gospel music, old-
time hymns, and praise
songs. Come and select the
hymns you want to sing.
This will be a real family
,session that will end about
5:00 p.m. with the dessert
and a fellowship time to fol-
low.
Again, everyone is invit-
ed to this casual, informal
music service and fellow-
ship time. The First
Presbyterian Church is on
the shore of Lake Verona at
215 E. Circle St., with two
entrances on La Grande
Street. The fellowship hall
entry is on La Grande Street
with plenty of parking and
is very handicap-accessible.
For more information, call
the church office 453-3242.


Parkway church hosting
Ladies Day on Saturday
SEBRING - The Sebring Parkway
Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
will host a Ladies Day program on
Saturday. It will start with a continental
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.
-Call the church office at 385-7443..

Grace Harmony at Calvary
Church on Sunday
SEBRING - This Sunday, Calvary
Church will host a concert with Grace
Harmony, which will be sharing its musi- .
cal ministry. Mike and Sue Filisky have
been performing concerts for many years,
not only in Highlands County but all
across the eastern states.
There is no charge for this concert but a
freewill offering will be taken. They will
be singing at both morning services.
Calvary Church is at 1825 Hammock
Road, just past the YMCA. The phone
number is 386-4900.

Prime Timers lunch Monday
LAKE PLACID - The Prime Timers of
First Baptist Church of Lake Placid will
host a covered dish luncheon at noon
Monday in the fellowship hall. Bring a
covered dish and a friend. The church is at
119 E. Royal Palm St.

Program of Praise comes to
Lake Placid Country Fair
LAKE PLACID - Main Stage at
DeVane Park in Lake Placid will be the
scene of a special worship Sunday. Gospel
and hymns plein air will begin at 9 a.m., to
begin the final day of the 2009 Lake
Placid Country Fair.
Main Stage will host the girls from The
American Heritage Private School, begin-
ning the hour with an a cappella rendition
of "Amazing Grace" under the direction of


music teacher Gary Filip. Distinguished
gospel artist Rebekah Welch Loweke will
entertain vocally as well as in sign lan-
guage. Brianna Lopes will make her public
solo debut and legendary accordionist
George Filip will round out the perform-
ers. Under the leadership of the younger
Filip on piano, acoustic guitar and vocals,
the musical medley will include "In the
Garden," "Old Rugged Cross," "Angels
Unaware," "Morning Has Broken," "What
a Friend We Have In Jesus," "I Believe I
Can Fly" and more long-established
favorites.
There is no admission charge, parking is
complimentary and the public is encour-
aged to attend this special hour of worship
in song.

Confection Connection meets
Tuesday at FBC of Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID - The Confection
Connection Women's Bible of First Baptist
Church of Lake Placid will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday in the fellowship hall. The theme
will be "Reflections on Love." Bring a
coffee mug and fill it with an evening of
girlfriends, coffee, chocolate and biblical
reflections.
The church is located at 119 E. Royal
Palm St.

Sebring Christian Church has
busy week planned
SEBRING - Two fun events are
planned for Sebring Christian Church.
On Friday. Feb. 13 the annual Valentine
Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. The menu
includes a choice of either steak or chicken
and there will be live entertainment. The
cost of the eventihg is ohly $10 per persoi t-'-*'
Call for reservAMtis.
On Sunday, Fdb. 15 Tom Shelton will be
back in concert at 6 p.m. There will be no
cost for the concert, but a love offering
will be accepted.
The meal on Wednesday will be potluck.
Remember the cost of the meal is only $3
per adult and $1 per child. Call 382-6676.


www.newssun.com


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


Primal Connection to

have drum circles for

migrants, children


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Primal
Connection has been hired
by The School Board of
Highlands County to enter-
tain and facilitate commu-
nity building drum circles
for migrant workers, their
children, ESOL teachers
and other English learning
populations in Avon Park,
Lake Placid and Sebring.
The Children's Services
Foundation of Highlands
County is also granting
funds for another 12-week
Primal Connection
Troubled Teens Program at
Avon Park Youth Academy.
And in other Primal
Connection news, the
group has received a
$1,500 grant from Walmart
in support of its community
service programs!


For more information on
Primal Connection, contact
Fred Leavitt at 402-8238,
by e-mail at fred@primal-
connection.org or log onto
the Primal Connection Web
site at www.primalconnec-
tion.org.
The Primal Connection
is an ethnically diverse,
world rhyth-m, percussion
ensemble. It is also a not-
for-profit organization ded-
icated to using hand drum-
ming for physical, emo-
tional and social healing, as
well as a way of enhancing
cross-disciplinary educa-
tion. The organization is
also dedicated to improving
cultural relations by using
the universal language of
percussion to illustrate our
oneness of origin and unity
of spirit.


Courtesy photo
Officers of Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters
are: Linda Udall, Mario Trevino, Grace Plants, Linda
Daffner, Cathy Schreima and Mack Payne.


Payne leads new

Toastmasters group


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Members of
Heartland Talk of the Town
Toastmasters received their
official club charter from
Toastmasters International
on Jan. 17.
The charter was present-
ed to President Mack
Payne, Treasurer Linda
Daffner and Vice President
of Membership and Public
Relations Cathy Schreima
at the District 47
Toastmaster Leadership
Institute at the Manatee
Convention Center in
Bradenton.
Toastmasters is an inter-
national organization with
clubs in 94 countries and is
dedicated to helping its
members grow both per-
sonally and professionally.
The mission of a
Toastmasters club is to pro-
vide a mutually supportive
and positive learning envi-
ronment in which every
member has the opportuni-
ty to develop communica-


tion and leadership skills,
which in turn foster self-
confidence and personal
growth.
Toastmasters is not just
for business leaders, speak-
ers or sales people.
Members join for any num-
ber, of reasons. Everyone
can benefit from
Toastmasters.
Other officers of the
local club are Secretary.
Grace Plants, Vice
President of Educationf
Linda Udall and Sergeant
of Arms Mario Trevino.
Heartland Talk of the
Town Toastmasters meets
first and third Wednesday
of every month at the
Sebring Chamber of
Commerce office, 227 U.S.
27 North. February meet-
ing dates are the 4th and.
the 18th.
New members and guests
are always welcome. For
more information visit
www.toastmasters.org. or
call Schreima at 382-3574.


Holmes is Elk of the Month


Courtesy photo
Sebring Elks 1529 announces that Dick Holmes is
February Elk of the Month. Holmes is pictured with his
wife, Wainetta. He has been an Elk for 24 years and
they demonstrate what dedicated volunteers are work-
ing with Bar Bingo, kitchen, special events and dining.
room.


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New Line Cinema
Jennifer Aniston stars as Beth and Ben Affleck stars as Neil in New Line Cinema's 'He's Just Not That Into You.'

'He's Just Not That Into You' a bit too glossy


By CHRISTY LEMIRE
Associated Press
"He's Just Not That Into
You" isn't exactly a romantic
comedy - at least, not in the
most traditional sense. Yes,
the characters work them-
selves into the same sorts of
tizzies over falling in and out
of love - or finding love in
the first place - but mixed in
with the fizziness is an unex-
pected seriousness, an
attempt at injecting realism
and even failure.
All those A-listers in the
ensemble cast (Jennifer
Aniston! Scarlett Johansson!)
are smiling in the movie's
posters, but don't let that fool
you. Some heavy stuff falls
upon their pretty heads. But
while it's admirable that the
film from director Ken
Kwapis ("The Sisterhood of
the Traveling Pants") tries to
shake up a typically frivolous
formula, too many other ele-
ments undermine his inten-
tions.
Based on the best-selling
advice book by Greg
SBehrendt and Liz Tuccillo,
the script from Abby Kohn
and Marc Silverstein ("Never
Been Kissed") follows nine
intertwined characters strug-


By ROGER MOORE
The Orlando Sentinel/MCT
Someday, we'll stroll
through the Steve Martin
Wing of The Los Angeles
County Museum of Art,
admiring his collection, and
we'll appreciate what he had
to do to pay for his Picassos,
Seurats and Edward Hoppers.
Until then, we endure the
"Cheaper by the Dozens" and
"Pink Panthers" with a gri-
mace, remembering the
comic he once was.
, "The Pink Panther 2," his
latest, is somewhat less of a
desecration of the memory of
Peter Sellers than Martin's
first outing as the bumbling
French detective. Martin still
hasn't bothered to learn a
faux French accent. The edit-
ing doesn't hide that even the
simplest stunts are now done
by fellows in snow-white
wigs. But this family-friendly
farce plays lighter than the
first Martin "Panther," even
if Martin himself still doesn't
"get" what made the charac-
ter funny.
The Magna Carta, the
Shroud of Turin and a famous
Japanese sword have been
stolen by The Tornado. An
international. "dream team"
- English (Alfred Molina),
Italian (Andy Garcia, actual-
ly funny), Japanese (Yuki
Matsuzaki) and Indian
(Aishwarya Rai) - has been
assembled to crack the case.
They want the world's
"greatest detective" on board.
Can his boss (John Cleese,
giving his all) spare Clouseau
from parking duty? Of course
he can, even though he
knows the only smart thing
about the man is his Smart
Car.
No sooner than Clouseau
and Ponton (Jean Reno) are
on the case than the Pink
Panther diamond is stolen -
again.
Our team travels, to Rome
to interview a suspect (an
Oscar winner in a cameo) and


Movie Review
'He's Just Not
That Into You'
Rating: PG-13 (sexual con-
tent and brief strong lan-
guage)
Running time: 124 minutes
Review: * -* .(of 4)

gling to make sense of their
love lives. The women, espe-
cially Ginnifer Goodwin's
hopeless romantic Gigi, tend
to be needy and demanding;
the men, like Bradley
Cooper's cheating Ben, are
&ten caddish and evasive.
And their stories are bro-
ken up with title cards taken
from the source material's
chapters (" ... if he's not call-
ing you," for example) that


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Movie Review

'The Pink
Panther 2'
Rating: PG-13 (suggestive
humor, brief milk language
and action)
Running time: 89 minutes
Review: -* * (of 5)

the Pope's ring is swiped
right off his finger. Not to
worry. Clouseau's powers of
deduction - if not his tact or
common sense - will tri-
umph.
"Forgeeve me, Meester
Pope," Martin-Clouseau
purrs in an accent that comes
and goes, as if he forgets how
Pepe LePew sounded. To his
new Japanese Dream
Teammate, he blurts, "I sup-
pose you weel be wanting
soooshi, my leetle yellow
friend."
Lily Tomlin is among
those who took this paid
French vacation, playing a
human resources officer try-
ing to cure Clouseau of his
political correctness. Emily
Mortimer is back as the assis-
tant Clouseau pines for.
A few bits of physical
comedy pay off. Martin's
juggling skills come in handy
for a (special effects-assist-
ed) accident with a wine
rack. He dances a flamenco
(badly) and has a karate
brawl with Ponton's young
sons.
Dutch director Harald
Zwart ("Agent Cody Banks")
gets less out of hIis star than


make "He's Just Not That
Into You" feel like episodic
television rather than a cohe-
sive whole. Maybe that's fit-
ting, since the title comes
from a line uttered on "Sex
and the City," for which
Behrendt and Tuccillo were
writers. But it doesn't always
work.
We begin with 'Gigi
obsessing over the blind date
she just had with Baltimore
real-estate agent Conor
(Kevin Connolly). Winsome
and attractive as she is, she's
also annoyingly desperate, to
the point where she drives
herself and everyone else
mad analyzing every "uh"
and "er" she exchanges with
a guy.
Thankfully, Conor's
restaurant-manager pal Alex
(Justin Long) is there to strip
her of her girlish illusions.
Functioning.as the voice of
the book, Alex gives her
advice that's'hilarious in its
harshness: "Maybe he just
didn't call because he has no
interest in seeing you again."
Long brings a charisma to
this cruelty, and his scenes
with the perky Goodwin pro-
vide the film with refreshing


honesty and zest.
Because from there, every-
thing else is a downer. Gigi's
co-worker, Beth (Aniston),
has been living with
boyfriend Neil (Ben Affleck)
for seven years, but he's
never asked her to marry
him, and that's beginning to
wear on her. Their other col-
league, Janine (Jennifer
Connelly in a meaty perform-
ance), is married to her col-
lege sweetheart (Cooper),
who's having an affair with
yoga instructor Anna
(Johansson 'in full va-ya-
voom mode).
Drew Barrymore, also an
executive producer on the
film, has a supporting role as
the sales rep who helped
place Conor's ad in the local
gay newspaper; with the help
of her flamboyant co-work-
ers, she laments the way
technology has actually made
dating harder, but her obser-
vations aren't particularly
funny or insightful.
After more than two hours,
what we're left with feels
like a Robert Altman movie
on Botox. It has some real
substance and heft, but it also
might be a bit too glossy.




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(From left) Alfred Molina, Andy Garcia, Yuki Matsuzaki and
Steve Martin in Columbia Pictures' 'The Pink Panther 2.'


his stuntmen. The film treats
Clouseau, at times,'as a car-
toon character, hurling him
across the French skyline.
Neither actor nor director
pick up on what made the
character work - he was an
egomaniac who suspected his
incompetence but was deter-
mined to keep up appear-


ances.
Martin lacks Sellers' dash,
his pained "I'll be found out"
double-takes, his mastery of
the accent. Martin isn't put-
ting the work in.
But these "Panther" pay-
days may pay off yet. A
Picasso for a "Pink" -'that's
the best we can hope for.


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Dear Abby: Five
years ago, I married
a,40-year-old
woman I'll call
"Phyllis." We had
dated for eight
years. My problem
is, after all this time
Phyllis still has not
moved into my Dear
home. She has
never moved any of her per-
sonal belongings in either.
And she runs home to her
mother's house six days a
week.
When I try to talk to
Phyllis about this, she tells
me she will bring her "stuff"
over, but then she returns to
her mother's and nothing
changes. Please tell me what
to do.
- Lonely Spouse
in New Jersey
Dear Lonely Spouse: It
appears your wife is having
an unusually hard time sev-
ering the umbilical cord with
her mother, who may not
even be aware that her
daughter has a husband.
Because you and Phyllis are
so far apart on the amount of
togetherness it takes to nur-
ture a successful marriage,
offer her the option of mar-
riage counseling. If she
refuses, you should consult a
lawyer.

Dear Abby: I have a set
of beautiful rosary beads I
received after my mother's
passing. I brought them to
work and put them on to
show a co-worker, and I
received comments from
three different people about
how they never saw anyone
wear rosary beads as a neck-
lace. They said they weren't
sure it was appropriate.
It made me very uncom-
fortable, so I took the rosary
off. I would not want to be
disrespectful. Could you find
out if it is appropriate to
wear rosary beads as a neck-
lace?
- Val in Massachusetts
Dear Val: While putting
the rosary beads on may
have made you feel closer to
your mother, and your inten-
tion was to display them for
your co-workers, rosaries are
not an item of jewelry, and
they are not intended to be
worn. Rosary beads are an
aid to prayer, meant to move
gently through your fingers
while praying.

Dear Abby: This is in
response to "Protective
Lioness" (Dec. 3) and to
you, regarding the man who
took his 13-year-old son to







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lunch at a restaurant.
that features "scant- ,
ily clad waitresses."
You said you won-
dered what "other
indiscretions" he
would have his son
hide.
Sorry, Abby, but
Abby you both overreact-
ed to the situation.
Her husband may have asked
his son to keep it to himself
because he knew his wife
would react the way she did.
If my husband took one of
our teenage sons to such a
place once and didn't tell me
right away - so what?
And why such a big deal
over a little skin (and proba-
bly cleavage) showing? I
often see less clothing on
young women when I'm out
shopping for groceries! And
honestly, when did it get to
the point that a couple must
know in down-to-the-minute
detail everything a.
spouse/lover has done while
away from the other?
"Protective Lioness" does-
n't sound so much "protec-
tive" as she does insecure. It
makes me wonder who she's
more upset about seeing the
waitress - her son or her
spouse?
-A Mom ih the
Pacific Northwest
Dear Mom: You're right.
.1 did react strongly to that
letter. I viewed the problem
through the prism of my own
experience. To me the
important issue wasn't the
amount of flesh that was
showing in the restaurant. It ,
was the husband telling his'
son not to disclose some-
thing to his mother. It didn't
strike me as off-base that the
woman would be upset - not
at the choice of restaurants,
but at the idea that the father
would instruct his son to
"take sides" and keep her in
the dark.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and wasfound-
ed by her mother, Pauline
Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
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FAMILY FEATURES

here's a saying that charity begins at home.
And when it comes to raising children to be
generous, giving people, that expression is
quite literally true.
Schools, clubs, religious organizations, nonprofit organi-
zations and civic groups often involve students in fund-
raising efforts or donation drives, but the best way to raise
caring kids is to be a caring role model at home. When it
comes to volunteering or donating money, for example, chil-
dren are more likely to follow their parents' lead. The
Corporation for National and Community Service says that
nearly nine out of 10 young people who give their time have
parents and siblings who also volunteer.
Major corporations are also lending a hand to encourage
and support volunteerism by young people. One example is
Build-A-Bear Workshop and. its Huggable Heroes program,
which recognizes young people between the ages of 7 and 18
who are giving back in their communities and beyond, and
rewards them with scholarships, charitable contributions,
networking opportunities and leadership training.
"Kids today are very aware of what's going on in the
world and want to make a difference and we wanted to cre-
ate a program that recognized their! worthy efforts - large
and small," said Maxine Clark, founder and chief executive
bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop. "We've found that the first
step is often as simple as identifying a problem and taking
action,to resolve it." And it doesn't always have to be about
raising money.
Whether it's deciding to collect suitcases to give to foster
children after seeing them carrying their belongings in a
trash bag, or working to assemble packs filled with goodies
and school supplies to send to children whose lives have
been torn apart by a natural disaster, kids are finding creative
ways to solve problems.
These are just a few real world examples of young people
making a tremendous difference in the lives of others. Here
are some easy ways to help your children put their feelings
into action and develop a lifestyle of caring.

Let them choose a cause.
Children are more likely to stay with something they are
really interested in. Whether it's working with animals,
bettering the environment, reading, the arts or sports, help
them find volunteer areas that they'll enjoy. Does your
teenage son love soccer? Perhaps he can coach a team of
underprivileged kids. Does your daughter love animals?
Maybe she can start a drive to raise funds and supplies for
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Make it a family affair.


Doing something together can bring the whole family closer together.
* Volunteer as a family to rake the neighbor's yard, help sort food at a food
bank, or set up a lemonade stand or a bake sale to raise money for a cause
your family is passionate about. .
* Sponsor a child through an international organization that provides clothing,
food and education for children. Your family will get pictures and updates
about that child, and you can take turns writing him or her letters.
* Set a family fundraising goal for the year. Decide as a family to raise a certain
amount to support a specific cause. Keep a big jar on the kitchen counter so
that everyone can drop in their spare change and parts of monthly allowances
to help meet that goal. At the end of the year, count it all up and turn it in
together.
Get others involved.
* A growing number of children are engaging their friends in charity work
by turning birthday parties into opportunities to serve. Instead of everyone
bringing presents,
they bring a toy to
donate to children in
need or new clothing
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a great time with
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knowing they've
helped someone else.


* Another fun way to
let kids help other
kids is to host a char-
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party. Schedule a
birthday party at
a Build-A-Bear
Workshop store with
the goal of having
the children make
special animals that
they will donate to
a children's hospital.
To make the giving
even more special,
they can make one
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support animal shelters nationwide, the World Wildlife
Fund, First Book and other children's literacy initiatives,
or children's health and wellness programs.
There are thousands of young people taking action and
making a difference every day. Some of them receive
recognition but the best reward they get is seeing how
they're making their world a better place.
Actions speak louder than words. Help your kids make
a difference by taking action today.




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who Is making a big differ-
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Each year, thousands of people
help Identify the best young leaders
In the United States and Canada by
nominating them to be a Bulld-A-
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This year, 12 young people
between the ages of 7 and 18 will
be selected and named Huggable
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Entries will be accepted from
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