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


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Sunday, February 9, 2009
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pleasant
High Low

75 50
Complete Forecast
PAGE 14A


Question: Was it
right for Highlands
County courthouse
employees to be
secretly videotaped?

Yes

33.9%




No

66.1%


Total votes: 62
Next question:
Should the HCSO build
a new jail or expand on
the existing facility in
downtown Sebring?
Make your voice heard at
www.newssun j i -,


Nancy Arnold
Age 87, of Venus
Mary Bowers
Age 97, of Lake Placid
Marie Dent
Age 88, of Lake Placid
Robert Kirsch Jr.
Age 58, of Sebring
Mary Rogers
Age 72, of Lake Placid
Gwen B. Terry-
Age 83, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A

Arts & Leisure 6B
Business 6A
Classifieds 10A
Crossword Puzzle 13B
Editorial 4A
Horoscope 11B
Police Blotter 5A
Public Safety Calls 8A




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News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS
Marc LeBlanc, of Marc's Marionettes, sets up Saturday morning for the Lake Placid
Country Fair at DeVane Park. LeBlanc said he enjoys the Lake Placid event and that this
was his fourth time participating.


Strong year

for LP

Country Fair

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newlssun.coin .,
LAKE PLACID - Even as early as
9:30 a.m. Saturday fair patrons were
chowing down on funnel cakes from the
Lake Placid Noon Rotary club.
Cloggers and other entertainers took
the stage throughout the day to the
delight of the crowd, taking a seat from
visiting the countless vendors crowding
DeVane Park.
The Lake Placid Country Fair was a
hit Saturday and continues today, with
all rental spaces sold out and two addi-
tional vendors who were accommodat-
ed at the last minute.
"We never have a bad show," said
Mick Roman, who sells wood-cut
Cornish Mushrooms with his wife Ella.
With 15 local food vendors from Artsa
chase
Continued on page 13A contin


4. - -


and crafts of all shapes and sizes can be pur-
ed at the Lake Placid Country Fair, which
nues today.


Think you


spot know Abe?

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Volume 90/Number 17 I 75 cents


City tells HCSO


it doesn't want


expanded jail


S in downtown

But city council still wants
Ni administrative facilities to stay


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - Members
of the Sebring City Council
made their opinions clear at
Thursday night's
joint meeting with
the Highlands
County Board of '
County Commiss- ..
ioners.
"The city of
Sebring does not
want a jail down- "7 t
town," said John
Griffin, Sebring (the
city councilman,
when discussing
the expansion of ten
the current jail idet
facility in down-
town Sebring. tl
That thought' pr
was echoed by the pros
rest of the Sebring Of
council, which
later in the meeting
pleaded for the Sebr
county to keep the
,sheriff's office -
administrative fa- RHO
cilities downtown.
County Comm- col
issioner Jeff Carl- mer
son, who served
for nine years on the
Sebring City Council,
agreed with city council
members when they sug-
gested the HCSO's adminis-
trative facility would be
good for the downtown
economy.


"Continuing to have
administration in downtown
Sebring is a good economic
engine," he said. Those
working in the building can
walk to the nearby
restaurants for
lunch and bring
money to the area.
Sheriff Susan
Benton argued the
same thing for the
jail expansion.
hink "I hear what you
are saying about
jail) the economy
s a downtown, but
your jail has the
rible potential for over
1 for 400 visitors a
day," she said.
he "Visitation sta-.
oerity tions are open 13
hours a day. We
the have, on average,
y of 250 people (a day)
coming into down-
'ing.' town to the jail."
By contrast only
RGIE 25 visit the admin-
ADES istration building
uncil for fingerprints or
nber public records,
which wouldn't
have nearly the
financial impact on down-
town, she argued.
City council 'members
wouldn't stop driving their
point home, with Griffin
and fellow councilwoman

Continued on page 9A


Avon Park CRA offers to help out city budget, save jobs


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.comn
AVON PARK - The Avon Park
Main Street Community
Redevelopment Agency Advisory
Committee voted Thursday night to
help out the city by paying off,its
obligations early.
In a unanimous vote, the advisory
committee decided to give the city


$135,000 to service obligations that it
established to originally help the city
finish phase one of the downtown
redevelopment plan which encom-
passed the area just a couple of
blocks to each side of Lake and Main
Street.
"We have the debt, and we have the
money to take care of it. It will help
save jobs at the city level. I think it is


a good idea," said committee member
Will Bennett.
"It is a good idea, and I think we
need to go ahead and service our
debt," said Don Will, fellow commit-
tee member.
Even though the Main Street
Committee has over $200,000 in sur-
plus, the suggestion to pay off its
debts early still has to be approved by


Many steps, one goal for Heacock


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tufjley@newssiun.coin
SEBRING - He is hard to see at first. A
solitary figure walking resolutely alongside
the highway, leaning into the wind, walking
against traffic.
But up close, at rest, Austie Heacock is
hard to miss. He is one of those physically
average-sized men whose personalities and
enthusiasm make them seem larger than they
are.
Not that he wants it that way.
"This isn't about me," he says right off the
bat, and very firmly. "This is about raising.
awareness. I so want people to be aware of
our disabled veterans."
"This" is the 150-mile solo walk he is tak-
ing across the state, from Fort Pierce to
Sarasota. It's his fourth annual fund raising
event for The National Wild Turkey
Federation's Wheelin' Sportsmen program. It


is something he does by himself. It typically
takes him six or seven days.
Funds are raised by individuals pledging a
money amount for every mile he walks. Every
penny raised, he says, goes to the program,
which is dear to his heart, and not just
because he is the regional director for the
Wild Turkey Federation.
Wheelin' Sportsmen creates opportunities
for disabled veterans to get outdoors to hunt,
fish, bird watch, camp, or enjoy whatever
outdoor activity they loved best or wanted to
try most.
"It gets them outside and helps them regain
what they thought they had lost," Heacock
said.
Arrangements are made and volunteers go
along, both to enjoy the outing, and be avail-
able to assist with any adjustments or adapta-
Continued on page 9A


the Avon Park City Council, which
sits as the main CRA Board.
Florida statute states that the CRA
can use any surplus it has to service
its ongoing debt. If the CRA does not
spend the money, it faces the possi-
bility of having to return it to the city
anyhow.
Continued on page 9A


News-Sun photo by
CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
Austie Heacock is
making his annu-
al pilgrimage,
walking from Fort
Pierce to Sarasota
to raise money for
Wheelin'
Sportsmen, a pro-
gram that helps
disabled veterans
get back outdoors
to hunt and fish.
He tenderly holds
a flag given to
him by a veteran
of the wars in
Afghanistan and
Iraq. It has flown
in the face of the
enemy there.
Here, Heacock
said, it flies in the
face of freedom.


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the fantasy world is demand for 2009."
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:South Florida Community College held its Career
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Provides the opportunity for high school and college stu-
.dents to explore different career options. Here Michele
-DeVane, professor of education, explains SFCC's
'Educator Preparation Institute program to a student"'



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SST. PETERSBURG -
,Florida Blood Services
imported 180 units of blood
:'ypes O negative (30), O
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,tive (25) Wednesday from
Other US Blood Centers to
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4.FBS Donor Center or
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locations, call 1-800-68-
:BLOOD (25663) or visit
S.ww.fbsblood.org.
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27 North. The phone num-
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area hospitals, with only
4,174 units being donated
during the same period,"
said JB Gaskins, FBS Vice
President.
"The flu and cold season
coupled with layoffs at
blood drive sponsors has
made less donors available
to give blood, while at the
same time, the increase in
our seasonal population as
well as the crowds here for
the Super Bowl have multi-
plied demand."
Generally, healthy peo-
ple age 16 (with parental
permission) or older, who
weigh at least 110 pounds
can be blood donors.
FBS currently provides
for the blood needs of
patients at 37 hospitals in
central Florida, through the
generosity of volunteer
blood donors.
Over 800 donations are
required daily, due to the
high quality of medical
care in Tampa Bay that
serves the most critically ill
patients throughout west
central Florida.


News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


Photo courtesy of CBS
Spencer Duhm, a 19-year-old student at the University of
Florida, is the youngest ever contestant on the CBS hit
show 'Survivor.' His aunt, Debbie Howard, lives in Avon
Park.

'Survivor' contestant

has local connection


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK - Debbie
Howard is a proud aunt.
Right now she is bragging
about her sister Cindy
Duhm's oldest son, Spencer
Duhm, a 19-year-old student
at the University of Florida.
He was selected to be a
contestant on the popular tel-
evision show "Survivor" and
can be seen when the new
season opens Thursday night
on CBS.
This time around the con-
testants, who are left in.some
of the wildest places on
Earth, are in the highlands of
Brazil, the southeast, central
portion of the country.
According to the show's
official Web site, the object
of the game is reflected in its
title. The contestants are first
placed in teams, which have
to meet certain challenges
together. Every three days
the contestants gather and
each team has to vote out one
of its own members.
Then, halfway through the
game, the teams are merged
into one the challenges
become individual. Contests
continue to be voted off the
show until only the winner is
left.
That individual wins $1
million.
Spencer was interviewed
by. the Orlando Sentinel
before-he left. "I was offi-
cially the male alternative,"
he said. "It was very, very
shortly before we started
(that I heard I would get to
go). There was not a whole
lot of warning."
Not that Spencer cared. He
became aware of the show in
its third season. "I've been
mildly obsessed ever since,"
he said. "I'm definitely hon-
ored." He is the youngest
contestant to have ever
played the game.
While Spencer was born
and raised in Lakeland, he
does have a connection to


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Avon Park.
His father Allen Duhm'
once taught and coached bas-
ketball at Avon Park Middle
School, and his aunt Debbie,
of course, still lives here.
Howard said she had no
clue Spencer was going on
this adventure. Nothing was
mentioned at Thanksgiving,
she said, when the family
gathered and Spencer wasn't
there. "They had to keep it a
secret where he was, and he
was gone for 50 days," she
said. "Not even his school
knew where he was."
With Spencer back at the
university studying to
become a sportscaster,
Howard is still on pins and
needles because she has no
idea of how things turned
out.
"Spencer is that dedicated,
very focused and deter-
mined," Howard said. "I
wouldn't be surprised if he
wins."
But like everyone else,
she'll have to wait and see.


www.newssun.com


5th annual Highlands

County Day planned

April 15 in capital


Special to the News-Sun
Anyone interested in
learning more about the
legislative process, making
their voice heard, or having
a, face-to-face meeting with
a local state legislator is
invited to ride along on a
two-day bus trip to
Tallahassee April 14-15 to
mark the fifth annual
"Highlands County Day"
event held during the spring
legislative session.
The cost of the trip will
be $275 (or $205 double
occupancy) for lodging and
transportation on Annett
Bus Lines, or $205 ($135
double occupancy) for
those arranging their own
transportation.
This year, participants
will leave from South
Florida Community
College at 8 a.m. on
Tuesday, April 14. The
group will stay overnight at
the Holiday Inn-Capitol
East and eat dinner at Marie
Livingston's. Following a
continental breakfast the
next morning, the group
will travel by bus to the
Capitol.
"This activity gives
every participant a, much
betterinsight into the leg-
islative process and greatly
strengthens the bond
between constituents and
our elected officials," said
J. Kevin Brown, past presi-
dent of the Avon Park


Chamber of Commerce. "If
we're there, they know we
support them, and we care
about the issues. This
encourages each of them to
work harder to focus on our
needs."
Speakers have beer)
scheduled to give partici-
pants an opportunity to
become more familiar with
the legislative process, as
well as voice issues and
questions to local legisla-
tors and other elected offi-
cials. Participants will also
have the opportunity to
observe the legislature at
work, tour the Old Capital,
or explore downtown
Tallahassee.
The trip is organized by
Leadership Highlands, an
SFCC program that oper-
ates in cooperation with the
Avon Park, Sebring area
and Lake Placid chambers
of commerce. Support for
the Tallahassee trip is pro-
vided by Embarq, Glades
Electric, 'Heartland
National Bank, Highlands
County EDC, Highlands
Independent Bank,
MidFlorida Credit Union
and Progress Energy.
The registration deadline
is March 20. For registra-
tion information, contact
the SFCC Community
Education office at 784-
7392 (Becky Rousch) or
784-7388 (Lauren Redick).


Powerball a big hit in state:


Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE
Powerball did what it was
supposed to in its first
month in Florida, but some
of the other lottery games
paid the price.
Lottery officials said
Friday that Powerball sales
in January totaled $50 mil-
lion, the best debut for the
game in any of the 30 states
where it's played. The game
is also offered in the
District of Columbia and
the U.S. Virgin Islands.
But not all of the other
games offered by the
Florida Lottery were win-
ners. Lotto sales were down
$9.4 million from the
department's projections,
while Mega Money, Easy
Match and Fantasy 5


dropped nearly. $3 million
combined. However the
several scratch-off games
offered by the state
increased by $6 million.
Lottery spokeswoman
Connie Barnes said the
lower sales combined with
lower interest rates, means
less money is generated for
some starting jackpots.
She said it was hard to
determine why some sales
were down, but said the
sagging economy would be
one factor.
More than $13 million iri
Powerball prizes was paid
to more than 1 million
Florida players. Four play-
ers won $1 million each by
adding Power Play and
matching all five numbers
in the multistate game.


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Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings
are twice per day: (d) is the
daytime drawing, (n) is the
nighttime drawing.
PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


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TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Who will watch the watchers?


e are wondering under what cir-
cumstances is it "right" to con-
ceal cameras to watch employ-
ees.


It is a fact that the courts
have decided in Florida that
audio taping an individual is
illegal without their consent,
or in certain warrantable and
very controlled situations.
But we believe that it is
much more invasive to put a
person in the course of their
everyday activities on video.
Concealed videotaping, as
in the case recently at the
Highlands County
Courthouse, also destroys the
trust between employer and
employee, and makes every-
one else nervous.
It certainly goes against
the mission statement in the
handbook.
Based on statements from
Chief Court Administrator
Nick Sudzina, who admitted
to ordering the purchase of
the cameras, the surveillance
was conducted by him as an
employer who was not seek-
ing to deter unwanted activi-
ty, but to catch unaware
employees.
This unofficial "investiga-
tion" was then to be used to
punish any wrongdoing.
Do not misunderstand us,
any misuse of time supported
with taxpayer money is
wrong, but the ends do not



Stimulus plan is
not realistic
Editor:
Let's see now, first it was
1 million jobs, then � mil-
lion jobs and then it sky-
rocketed to 4 million jobs.
All of this to be created by
an $825 billion "stimulus"
plan as offered by Barack
Obama. All of this to be
accomplished by 2010, less
than 23 months away.
In his acceptance speech
he said, "We need to dust
ourselves off and begin
anew." Perhaps he needs to
put away his magic wand
and dust off his crystal ball
... it ain't gonna happen.
Renaldo Fernandez
Sebring

HGMS basketball
deserved better
Editor:
I watched a young basket-
ball team from Hill-Gustaf
Middle School accomplish
something this year that not
many schools cans say. They
went undefeated in their bas-
ketball schedule. The thing
that puzzles me is there was
never any coverage in any of
the local papers.
I don't know if it was an
oversight by the school or
the papers, but I beleive this
is news worthy and the
young men and coaches on
this team should be recog-
nized for their accomplish-
ment.
DeCaris T. Jones Sr.
Sebring

Author says it all
Editor:
"Myth: We have to save
the earth. Frankly, the earth
doesn't need to be saved.
Nature doesn't give a hoot if
human beings are here or
not. The planet has survived
cataclysms and catastrohic
changes for millions upon
millions of years. Over that
time, it is widely believed,
99 percent of all species
have come and gone while
the planet has remained.
Saving the environment is
really about saving our envi-
ronment - making it safe for
ourselves, our children, and
the world as we know it. If
more people saw the issue as
one of saving themselves,
we would probably see
increased motivation and
commitment to actually do
so." - Robert M. Lilienfeld,
management consultant and


author (b. 1953) and William
L. Rathje, archaeologist and


justify the means in this case.
A black bubble in a retail
store, or a large security cam-
era in the corner of a bank is
one thing, especially since
those are used to deter
unwanted- behavior and
everyone expects them.
But a camera concealed in
an air vent at work borders on
voyeurism.
It can also be argued that
the employer is watching in
order to place fear in those
who work for them.
The atmosphere of fear
that concealing cameras
entails is certainly not a
cloud anyone wants to work
under, and the general public
should be concerned that a
visit to an office under sur-
veillance may lead to further
abuse.
It is certain that in most
situations - in our offices, in
our cubicles, and at our desks
- that we have a reasonable
expectation of privacy if the
cameras are not visible.
Don't tuck in your shirt or
adjust your slip at your desk.
Your every move may be
watched, and observed, and
possibly a public record, as
in this case.
The concealment of the


cameras at the courthouse
border on an intrusive search
without a warrant and with-
out probable cause or indi-
vidualized suspicion. And all
without an official criminal
investigation.
Even if a "real" crime was
committed, due to the fact the
cameras were concealed in an
air vent in an administrative
office there would have been
plenty of potential to exclude
the video from a criminal
case.
One Federal Court noted,
"video surveillance is more
invasive of privacy than
audio surveillance, just as a
strip search is more invasive
than a pat-down search."
That same judge went on
to state that "The sweeping,
indiscriminate manner in
which video surveillance can
intrude upon us, regardless of
where we are, dictates that its
use be approved only in lim-
ited circumstances."
From this statement it is
clear that the courts think that
the potential for abuse of
concealed video surveillance
is astounding.
We agree.
Watch our kids, watch our
borders, watch our streets,
but please, do not watch us
without our awareness.


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Lake Placid

Cookie eating
contest another
success
Editor:
I'm writing to thank the
community for their partici-
pation in the fifth annual
"Cindy's Girl Scout Cookie
Eating Contest" recently at
the Highlands Coumty Fair. It
was wonderful to see how
many people attended this
year's event. Many thanks
go out to Barbara in the
county fair office, who made
sure our event was included
on the "official" calendar.
I'd also like to thank Nick
Dattilo, from Nick's Kids
Show, for his help doing
announcements during the
contest since I didn't have
access to a microphone sys-
tem. I'd also like to thank
our membership director,
Peggy Becerra, and our
Service Unit Manager
Dianne Brewington for their
support and assistance dur-
ing this contest and through
the year.
There were many Girl
Scout leaders and daughters
who helped during the event,
namely Laura Cole,


Jeannette Garcia, Cindy
Gilbert, Corrina Hobson,
Shellie Hobson, Angel
Nowling, Danielle Cole,
Harley Cole, Cassie
Hennegar, and Mariah
Brewington. This contest
could never have taken place
without the assistance of
these fine ladies.
On behalf of Girl Scouts
of Gulf Coast Florida and
Highlands County Girl
Scouts I would like to thank
the following companies
from the bottom of my heart:
local Avon representative
Angel Nowling, Will Lovett
from Beef O'Brady's in
Sebring, George Karabinis
from Caddyshack Bar &
Grille, Amy Green from
Central Barber & Styling,
Linda Crowder from
Children's Museum of the
Highlands, Dan Mahaffey
from Dairy Queen, Richard
DaSilva from Dunkin'
Donuts, John Phillip from
Harder Hall Country Club,
Sue Merritt from Kegel
Bowling Center, Debra
Snyder and David from
Woody's BBQ in Sebring,
and Basil Makris and Glen
Bartnick from Zeno's Pizza
in Sebring.
Without the most generous
donations of prizes from
these local businesses, this
contest would never have


happened. Please thank them
when you see them for their
wonderful sense of commu-
nity pride. Be sure and visit
these fine companies when-
ever you can. It's local busi-
nesses like that keep towns
like ours going, despite what
the "Big Guys" would like to
think.
Congratulations to all of
this year's winners too.
Hope you enjoyed all those
cookies.
One last thank you goes
out to the newspapers and
our local radio stations for
getting the word out about
our little contest. I really
appreciate the help.
See you all next year.
Julia Newell
Sebring


Fourteen kids, one

mom makes zero sense


In my life, I've given birth
to two kids and operated as a
part-time mom for a few oth-
ers. There have been ups and
downs with it, and quite
often its involved a number
of nights when the noise
level in my house has been
rather loud and food has dis-
appeared at an astonishing
rate.
I've helped out in Cradle
Roll (a class for children
under 2 at my congregation).
The ratio of babies/adults is
usually almost one to one,
because the women of my
congregation are addicted to
babies and volunteers aren't
hard to come by.
I've never had to single-
handedly .handle eight
babies. Never mind eight
babies plus six kids between
the ages of 2 and 7. As much
as I love kids, the thought of
being solely responsible for
that many of them for longer
than a period of say, five
minutes would send me
straight to panic mode.
Which is why I find the
story of Nadya Suleman,
who just gave birth to eight
babies with six young kids
waiting at home so trou-
bling. There are a lot of
questions about her situa-
tion, and her choices.
This woman is not married
- apparently isn't interested
in marriage. She lives with
her parents in a three-bed-
room house. Where are the
first six kids sleeping?
Where will the newest eight
bed down?
There are conflicting sto-
ries about whether or not
Ms. Suleman is employed.
Her parents filed for bank-
ruptcy last year. According
to her mother, the 33-year-
old woman is obsessed with
having kids.
So, first question: What
was she thinking? She
already has six children at
home who need her love and
attention. She didn't feel that
was enough? She didn't
think trying to feed and
clothe the family she has
was already a challenge?
Another question: What
were the doctors thinking?
Why didn't the doctors take
one look at her history and
tell her, "No way?" Did they
even look at her history?
What made them think this
was a good idea?
I am not saying that any


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Laura Ware

of these babies should have
been aborted. I am saying
they should not have been
conceived in the first place. I
cannot fathom the rationale
of any of the people
involved with this. It doesn't
make any sense!
Ms. Suleman has hired a
public relations firm and as I
type this is shopping her
story. Given our culture,
she's sure to find someone.
willing to put a microphone
in front of her in exchange,
for a check. She could prob-
ably get a check for letting,
someone'take cute pictures.
of the babies, giving the
whole story a warm and
fuzzy look.
And she needs all the
warm and fuzzy looks she
can get. Unlike past stories,
of multiple births, the media
isn't giving Ms. Suleman an
overwhelming amount of
positive exposure. Bill
O'Reilly has gone as far as
to label what she's done as�
child abuse, getting quite
heated on the subject during
a recent show.
I don't know Nadya
Suleman. The chances are
she and I will never meet
and she'll never read this lit-
tle column of mine. But if I
could talk to her, I would
ask her a couple of ques-
tions.
The first question - do
you really love these babies?
After that - enough to do
what's best for them?
If I could talk to Ms.
Suleman, I'd suggest she
should let them be given to
parents who could give them
the time and attention they
need. That would be an act
of love. Unfortunately, I
don't know if she really
loves her children enough to
do what's best.
Sadly, loving kids enough
to do the right thing isn't a
requirement to become a
parent. Neither is thinking
straight. My prayer is that
Ms. Suleman's 14 children-
don't pay the price for her
choices.

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


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Chamber breakfast
'is Tuesday
SEBRING - The February
SSebring Chamber Breakfast
will be at Kenilworth Lodge
on Tuesday. The breakfast is
sponsored by Florida
Hospital Heartland Division
Catered by The Palms of
Sebring, breakfast will be
served at 6:45 a.m. with the
program beginning at 7 a.m.
Cost is $8 per person.

Branson comes to
Highlands County
SEBRING - The
Goldwing Express will be at
Whispering Pines Village
(Brunns Road) at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14. Three
Native American brothers
and their hilarious pale-faced
father bring down the house
with their world-class blue-
grass, old-time country and
soulful gospel music - and
comedy, too. This is their
only stop in Highlands
County.
They are based in the
"God and Country Theatre"
in Branson Mo.
Cost is $5 per person. Call
386-1738 for information.

Sebring Eagles host
casino day trip
SEBRING - Sebring
Eagles will host a day trip to
Hard Rock Casino in Tampa
on Monday, March 9. Cost is
$30 per person. The casino
will give back $25 in free
play and $5 food coupon.
The bus will leave at 8
a.m. and return at approxi-
mately 5 p.m. Coffee and
,doughnuts will be available
before departure.
Call 655-4007 for reserva-
* tions.

Sons of American
Legion plan dance
SEBRING - The Sons of
the American Legion
Squadron 69 and the
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 69 are teaming up to
put on a fabulous Valentine
Dinner Dance to benefit
children and youth. The din-
ner dance will be Saturday,
Feb. 14 at the Avon Park
American Legion Post 69.
Dinner will be from 5-6
p.m.; dancing from 6-9 p.m.
with music by Debbie
Shawley and lots of prizes.
Ticket donations are only
$8, but a limited 100 will be
sold.

Gem & Mineral Club
meets Tuesday
SEBRING - The February
- meeting of the Highlands
Gem & Mineral Club will be
at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Church of Christ, 3800
Sebring Parkway, in the rear
fellowship hall.
There are presently no
membership fees or dues.
The program will be pre-
sented by Lois Bender, who
is the daughter of founding


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

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Thursday, Feb. 5:
* Randolph Chip Gantt, 39, of
"Sebring, was charged with pos-
session of marijuana and posses-
sion of narcotic equipment.


* Jessica Marie Hallock, 31, of
Sebring, was charged with bat-
tery.
* Ronald Wayne Hancock, 41,
bf Sebring, was charged with
fraud/insufficient funds.
* Curtis Edwin Miles, 39, of
Sebring was charged with bat-
tery.
* Carlos Garcia Moreno, 30, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
violation of municipal ordinance.


member Frank Anneser.
Bender will speak on fluorite
and possibly other materials
she has collected from her
world-wide travels.
Other members and guests
are encouraged to bring in
samples of fluorite in its
many colors and tell about
how they were acquired.
The club will raffle a
man-made blue topaz pen-
dant with sterling silver
chain.
Susan Taylor will present
gem specimens for sale, as
well as some silver pieces.
There will also be a spe-
cial guest (weather permit-
ting) former president
Gretchen Neal from
Arkansas.
Meetings (second Tuesay
of the month) are always
open to the public, and
guests are welcome to par-
ticipate in the "Show and
Tell" segment. If one has
mystery rocks, gems, ores,
etc., bring them in for identi-
fication by the very knowl-
edgable members.

Sebring Village hosts
dance today
SEBRING - Sebring
Village will host a dance this
from 7:30-10:30 p.m. today.
Music by Happy Days from
St. Petersburg. It will be
held in the clubhouse, one
mile behind Walmart off
Schumacher Road.
The cost is $3.50 for
members, and $5 for non-
members. Coffee and ice
will be provided.
Call 386-0045 or 273-
0875 for tickets; seating is
limited.

NASGRASS comes to
Shrine Club
AVON PARK - Highlands
Shrine Club lawn mower
races will feature NAS-
GRASS (North American
Society of Grass Racers and
Sod Slingers) at the club,
2604 State Road 17 South at
1 p.m. today.
Bring a lawn chair. Food
will be available. Admission
is $5; kids under 12 are free.
Proceeds to benefit the
Highlands Shrine Club.

Library to offer free
bagpipe, drum event
LAKE PLACID - At 2
p.m. today, two of the oldest
musical instruments still in
existence will be featured in
a free concert at the Lake
Placid Memorial Library.
The bagpipe is a wood-
wind instrument that makes
its sound by having the play-
er blow air into a bag via the
blowpipe while simultane-
ously squeezing the bag and
thus forcing air into the
pipes while covering differ-
ent finger holes in the
chanter.
Drums make sounds by
having the top of the drum
tapped by either the player's
hands or drumsticks in the
player's hands. A vibration


* Michael Dean Patton, 20, of
Zolfo Springs, was charged with
resisting an officer and
fleeing/eluding police.
* Walton Nackaha Peart, 22, of
Avon Park, was charged with
battery.
* Melissa Ann Polly, 28, of Avon
Park, was charged with failure to
appear for a misdemeanor.
* Gerald Kenneth Sellick, 67, of
Sebring, was charged with a traf-
fic offense.
* Michael Wane Stewart, 52, of
Avon Park, was charged with
battery.
* Clarence Anthony Strickland,
19, of Sebring, was charged with
possession of marijuana.
* Martin Martinez Zuniga, 25, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
third degree grand theft auto,
three counts of hit and run, two
counts of DUI and damage of
property, aggravated assault with
a weapon.


made by the tapping vibrates
air and thus creates sound.
The bagpipe and drum
combination has a long mili-
tary history.
More than one expression
of the combination of these
two instruments will be pre-
sented at the concert, which
is sponsored by The Friends
of the Lake Placid Memorial
Library.
Lake Placid Memorial
Library is at 205 W.
Interlake Blvd. (on the cir-
cle).
Call 699-3705 to reserve
your seat.

BPOE board will
meet Tuesday
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 BPOE board will meet
at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
For details, call 465-2661.

Club to hear about
conservation
SEBRING - The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring
will meet at noon Monday.
Members are asked to bring
a covered dish for the lunch-
eon.
The Conservation
Department will host the
event. A representative from
Southwest Florida
Management will be thes-
peaker.
Bring canned goods for
the Adopt-A-Family commu-
nity project, and combs,
brushes, hair decorations for
the Safe House endeavor.
Call 385-2605 for additional
information. Visitors are
welcome.

American Legion
boards meet Monday
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Post 69
Auxiliary/E Board will meet
at 6 p.m. Monday. Regular
meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
For details, call 453-4553.

Blood mobile at
Moose lodge Tuesday
SEBRING - The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
a WOTM Breakfast Buffet
from 8:30-11 a.m. today for
$5.
On Tuesday, the Florida
Blood Centers-Highlands
blood mobile will be at the
lodge from 2-5 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

VFW 4300 hosts
district meeting
SEBRING - The Sebring
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host the fol-
lowing events:
* Today - District meet-
ing at 11 a.m. Karaoke from
5-8 p.m. with Bill and Di.
* Monday - Ladies
Auxiliary meeting at 2 p.m.


Men's Auxiliary meeting at 7
p.m.
* Tuesday - Music by
Frank "E" from 6-9 p.m.
For details, call 385-8902.

LOOM officers to
meet Monday
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host the following
events:
* Today - Music by Gary
and Shirley from 3:30-7:30
p.m.
* Monday - LOOM offi-
cers' meet at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, call
465-0131.

Several issues set for
Monday meeting
SEBRING - The
Highlands County
Homeowners Association
Inc. will have its meeting
from 9-11 a.m. Monday at
Sebring Country Estates
clubhouse.
County Commissioner
Guy C. Maxcy and Howard
Fleetwood will give a pres-
entation on the proposed
expansion to the Military
Sea Services Museum. The
mission of the Museum is to
present the traditions and the
customs of the U.S. Naval
Sea Services (Navy, Marines
and Coast Guard), both past
and present.
Raymond McIntyre,
Highlands County Property
Appraiser, will address the
ups and downs of Highlands
County property appraisals
in 2009 and the effect on
county property taxes that
will be due November 2009.
Questions will be accepted
from the floor.
Committee reports will
follow new business if time
allows.

Elvis Tribute at
Sebring Village
SEBRING - Mike
Albert's "Ultimate Tribute"
show has been known world-
wide for the respectful por-
trayal of the late Elvis
Presley.
Albert's powerful voice
lends itself well to every
type of Elvis music.
This tribute will be at 7:30
p.m. Monday. Cost is $8 for
members and $10 for non-
members.
* Call 386-0045 or 273-
0875 for tickets; limited
seating.

Parkinson's support
group meets Monday
SEBRING - The
Parkinson's disease support
group for the Highlands
County area will meet at
1:30 p.m. Monday at First
Baptist Church, on the cor-
ner of Lemon Avenue and
Pine Street.


The program this month
will be Dr. Bridglal
Ramkissoon, neurologist,
speaking on "Neurological
Implications."
All persons with
Parkinson's disease and their
families are welcome to
attend. There is no charge.
For more information, call
453-6589 or 453-6409.
The Highlands County
Parkinson's Support Group
is part of the national net-
work of support groups affil-
iated with the American
Parkinson's Disease
Association.

Snowbird lunch set
for Monday
SEBRING - The annual
Hancock County Snowbird
Lunch will be held at 11
a.m. Monday at Homer's
Restaurant, 1000 Sebring
Square. The group will meet
in the large dining room
there.
For further information,
call 385-4457.

MS support group
meets Tuesday
SEBRING - The Multiple
Sclerosis Support Group
meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at
Highlands Regional Medical
Center.
The meeting will be in the
doctor's board room, first
floor off the cafeteria.
Friends and family are wel-
come.
For more information call
465-3138 or 446-2153.

Seminar on
swallowing
difficulties set
SEBRING - If you or
someone you know is having
swallowing difficulties, there
is treatment available.
Speaker Bruce Getz from
.Vital Stim Therapy will offer
a seminar on the issue at 2
p.m. Tuesday at the Palms of
Sebring, 245 Oak Ave.
RSVP by calling 385-
0161, Ext. 3160.

Pre-diabetes
seminar scheduled
LAKE PLACID - The
Highlands County Health
Department will be offering
a "Closing the Gap" pre-dia-
betes seminar and assess-
ment session at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the Lake Placid
Memorial Library.
Debra McKellips, regis-
tered nurse, will explain
about how healthy habits
may prevent diabetes.
Both the diabetes seminar
and diabetes assessment will
be offered to the public at no
cost. Gain awareness of the
seriousness of this disease
that affects millions of
Americans, and learn what
can be done to help you


maintain a healthy sugar
level in your system.
If interested in attending
the seminar, call the Lake
Placid Library to pre-register
at 699-3705.

Events scheduled
for Elks lodge
SEBRING - Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
the following events on
Tuesday: Tai Chi from 3-4
p.m., line dancing from 5-
6:30 p.m., Ladies Night Out
from 5-8 p.m., Darts for Fun
from 6-8 p.m.

MARSP meets
Tuesday
SEBRING - The
Michigan Association of
Retired School Personnel
(MARSP) will meet at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday at the Sebring
Public Library Conference
Room.
The speaker will be from
Habitat for Humanity. Join
for coffee and cookies and
find out what is going on
with benefits.
All retired school person-
nel are welcome. Call 655-
6825 for information.

Legion sets plans for
2010 cruise
AVON PARK - The Avon
Park American Legion Post
-69 just getting back from
this year's cruise to Jamaica
had so much fun they have
already set the date for next
year on Carnival's newest
ship in the fleet the
"Dream."
A seven-day exotic west-
ern Caribbean cruise is
planned to depart from Port
Canaveral and visiting
Cozumel, Isla Roatan, Belize
and Costa Maya. The group
will depart Jan. 23, 2010.
Deposit of $25 per person
is due by Tuesday.
Call Chairman Darlene
Watkin at 314-9107 for
information.
This is a fundraiser for the
American Legion Auxiliary
programs that serve the vet-
erans and community.

Club hosts
Valentine's Dance
SEBRING - Valentine's
Dance Party will be at the
Sebring Woman's Club, 4260
Lakeview Drive (across from
Veteran's Party Park) on
Saturday. Beginner dance
lesson is from 7-8 p.m.
Dance is from 8-9:30 p.m.
Cost is $5 for USA Dance
members and $8 for non-
members (membership infor-'
mation available at dance).
Call Mark and Shelley for
more information at 655-
2774.
This is an alcohol-free
event. Light refreshments
will be served.


OBITUARIES


Nancy Arnold
Nancy Marie ARnold, 87, of Venus
died Feb. 6, 2009. She was a lifelong
resident of Venus, a homemaker and a
member of United Methodist Church
of Venus.
She is survived by her daughters,
Alma Harper, Iva Lou Eldon, and
Carlene Sylvester; sister, Sis Joiner;
four grandchildren, five great-grand-
children and two great-great-grand-
children.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m.
Monday at United Methodist Church
of Venus. Services will begin at 11
a.m. with the Rev. Charley Watts offi-
ciating. Burial will follow in Venus
Cemetery. Michael A. Brochetti
Funeral Home, Lake Placid, is in
charge of arrangements.

Mary Bowers
Mary M. Bowers, 97, of Lake
Placid died Feb. 5, 2009. Born in
Pleasant Hill, Ohio, she came to Lake
Placid in 2003. She was employed by
the Troy School cafeteria and attended
Memorial United Methodist Church of
Lake Placid.
She is survived by a son Jerry
Bowers; daughter, Deanna Ziegler; sis-
ter, Maxine Macy; two grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held in
Troy, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, a
memorial contributions can be made
to Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake Placid,


FL 33852. Arrangements entrusted to
Chandler Funeral Home, Lake Placid.

Marie Dent
. Marie Gabrielle (Weaver)
Dent, 88, of Lake Placid
Died Feb. 5, 2009. Born in
Baltimore, she moved to
Lake Placid two years ago. She served
as a lieutenant commander with the
U.S. Navy during World War II. She
served more than 40 years as a guid-
ance director with the Broward
County School Board. She was a
member of the Nativity Catholic
Church in Hollywood.
She is survived by her sons, Skip,
Jim, Steve, Rick, Tom and John; sis-
ter, Gloria Tschurr; 10 grandchildren
and one great-grandchildren.
A Christian Memorial Mass will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 from
the Nativity Catholic Church in
Hollywood with Fr. Dan Doyle will be
the celebrant. Interment will follow in
the Hollywood Memorial Gardens.
Services under the direction of
Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Robert Kirsch Jr.
Robert Martin Kirsch Jr., 58, of
Sebring died Feb. 5, 2009. Born in
New York, he moved to Sebring in
January. He worked as a stone mason
in the construction industry before
retiring. He was a Christian in his
faith.
He is survived by his mother, Faye;


children, Candice McNeil, Shane and
Robert Martin III (Trey); siblings,
David, Brenda Shedd and Dianne
Marlow; and three grandchildren.
Services and interment will be in
Syracuse, N.Y. Michael A. Brochetti
Funeral Home, Lake Placid, is in
charge of arrangements.

Mary Rogers
Mary D. Rogers, 72, of Lake Placid
died Feb. 5, 2009. Born in Bath,
Maine, she had been a resident of
Lake Placid since 2005.She was a
homemaker.
She is survived by her husband,
Hobart E.; daughter, Lauri Podsadeki;
sons, Tim Evans, Jon Evans, and
William Evans; brother, William Dow;'
and five grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements have been
entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring.

Gwen B. Terry
Gwen B. Terry, 83, of Sebring died
Feb. 5, 2009. Born in Wellington,
New Zealand she moved to Sebring in
1976. She was a licensed realtor.
She is survived by her husband of
62 years, Jack F.; children, John, Guy,
and Margaret Arjona; five grandchil-
dren and one great grandchild.
A private family service will be
held at a later date. The family sug-
gest memorials to your favorite chari-
ty. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring,
is in charge of arrangements.


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News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


Page 6A

BUSINESS


Peace River Electric Cooperative

to open new location Monday


Special to the News-Sun
WAUCHULA - Peace
River Electric Cooperative
has announced its new
administrative building will
open its doors to members on
Monday. This new facility at
210 Metheny Road in
Wauchula will replace its
current office.
Operating from the same
location for more than 60
years, PRECO, one of the
fastest growing cooperatives
in the United States, found
that it was stretched to the
limit for space. "We simply
outgrew the available office


space at the old location,"
states Bill Mulcay, chief
executive officer. "We were
very fortunate to acquire
property only a short distance
away."
The project is a result of
the vision of PRECO's nine-
member board of directors,
whose desire was to provide
a quality facility for its mem-
bers while making it as ener-
gy efficient as possible.
Mulcay shared, "This buird-
ing is certified as a LEED
green building, meaning that
it meets the highest efficien-


cy and performance meas-
ures. Everything from con-
struction materials, a highly
efficient air conditioning sys-
tem, and more have gone into
this building to reduce oper-
ating costs."
Members can take advan-
tage of an expanded drive-
through payment window, an
accommodating lobby area,
and private member service
meeting rooms.
A public open house event
is tentatively scheduled for
March 19.
Peace River Electric


Courtesy) photo
Peace River Electric Cooperative will open its doors to its new administrative builqg to
members on Monday. This new facility at 210 Metheny Road in Wauchula will replace its;
current office.


Cooperative, a Touchstone
Energy(r) distribution elec-
tric cooperative headquar-
tered in Wauchula, provides
electric service and energy


solutions to nearly 35,000
member/consumers in 10
Florida counties in central
Florida, including Highlands.
Through almost 4,000 miles


of power lines, the electric
cooperative has been in busi-
ness since 1940 as a member-
owned, not-for-profit organi-
zation.


Special to the News-Sun
MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC is
proud to announce the addition of two
independent real estate companies,
expanding its reach in the local market.
In early January, Mary M. Myers
Realty Inc. of Auburndale and C.S.
Edwards Realty Inc. of Lake Placid
and Sebring, respectfully, became part
of MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC.
"Bringing these Realtors and their
listings on board reinforces our pres-
ence as a real estate powerhouse," stat-
ed Andy Hernandez, president of
MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC.
The real estate company promised
expansion but didn't necessarily expect
these acquisitions so soon. Kevin
Jones, president and chief executive
officer of MidFloridaadded, "We're
very pleased with the direction in
which the company is moving - grow-
ing to 700 listings and nearly 70
Realtors in just one month.
MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC is
well on its way to becoming one of the
largest real estate companies in central
Florida."
The acquisition allows
MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC to
develop its presence in Polk County
and Highlands County. Mary M. Myers
Realty Inc., a family-owned company


at 304 E. Park St. in Auburndale, will
become the fifth site in Polk County
for MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC.
Jack Myers of Mary M. Myers Realty
stated, "We're thrilled to join
MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC and
our Realtors are delighted with the 'no
fee' environment and other benefits.
It's an exciting time in a challenging
market."
C.S. Edwards Realty, Inc., becoming
the first agency in the Highlands
County area to offer the one-stop real
estate shop experience, will relocate its
Sebring office to the
MidFloridaSouthern Counties
Corporate Office at 5805 U.S. 27 N.,
while maintaining its Lake Placid loca-
tion at 15 N. Main Ave.
"Joining MidFloridaReal Estate
Sales, LLC allows us to be on the fore-
front of offering the listing to closing
concept - a concept I think customers
will enjoy and appreciate," said Carol
Edwards of C.S. Edwards Realty. "This
change is a vehicle which will propel
our real estate business forward in a
positive and beneficial manner for con-
sumers, whether buyers or sellers, and
for agents and brokers."
Plans are for both Jack Myers and
Carol S. Edwards to continue serving
their customers - many of which are


Courtesy photo
Andy Hernandez, president of MID-
FLORIDA Real Estate Sales, LLC,
welcomes Carol Edwards, of C.S.
Edwards Realty in Lake Placid and
Sebring to the MIDFLORIDA team.
C.W. Edwards and Mary M. Myers
Realty Inc. of Auburndale became
part of MIDFLORIDA Real Estate
Sales in January.

long-standing relationships - and also
serve as recruiters who will work to
increase the presence of
MidFloridaReal Estate Sales, LLC in
Polk and Highlands counties.


Use your children's

allowance to teach

valuable money skills


When it comes to
children's
allowances, many
parents struggle with
which approach to
take. Some link
allowances to com-
pletion of chores;
others feel they
shouldn't be tied to
completing tasks, Per,
but rather, be an Fin
opportunity for kids
to begin to learn Ja
money-management Ald6
skills that will serve
them later in life.
My wife and I agree with
the philosophy espoused by
Kristan Leatherman, co-author
of "Millionaire Babies or
Bankrupt Brats," a guide for
parents to teach personal and
financial responsibility
(www.raisingmillionaireba-
bies.com). Leatherman says
children should be responsible
for certain age-appropriate
chores designed to teach


responsible behavior
by becoming con-
tributing household
members - with
allowance falling
outside that equation.
Leatherman
believes that separat-
ing allowance from
chores "allows" your
sona1 kids to experiment
dance with money, to make
mistakes and learn
dson from them in a safe
erman environment, and to
make their own earn-
ing, saving, borrowing and
spending decisions. She notes,
"Why wait until our children
are forced to learn about per-
sonal responsibility and
money the hard way? Why
miss those opportunities whep
the lessons are easier to learn
on a daily basis and the price
tags for mistakes are so much
more affordable?"

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Alan Jay expands 'Wheels For A's' program


Courtesy photo
The Alan Jay Automotive Network and its chief executive officer, Alan Wildstein, are intro-
ducing the 'Wheels for A's' program at Hardee County High School for the in 2009.
Beginning with the release of the third quarter report cards, Hardee High School seniors
will be asked to bring their report cards to the Alan Jay Ford of Wauchula, 1031 U.S. 17
North. A drawing ticket will be issued for each 'A' recorded. From all of the tickets collect-
ed, a random drawing for the car will be conducted at the HCHS graduation ceremony on
May 30. With a sample car to kick off the program are (from left) Michael Wilkerson, prin-
cipal of HCHS; and Alan Jay Automotive Network representatives Michael Witham, chief
operating officer; Randy Leonard, operations director; Wayne Phillips, vice president of
operations, and Alan Jay Wildstein, president.



Grimsley, SBDC partner up on

seminar helping small businesses

learn to survive a recession


Jobless rate climbs to 7.6 percent


By JEANNINE AVERSA
Associated Press
WASHINGTON
Recession-battered employ-
ers eliminated 598,000 jobs
in January, the most since the
end of 1974, and catapulted
the unemployment rate to 7.6
percent. The grim figures
were further proof that the
nation's job climate is deteri-
orating at an alarming clip
with no end in sight.
The Labor Department's
report, released Friday,
showed the terrible toll the
drawn-out recession is hav-
ing on workers and compa-
nies. It also puts even more
pressure on Congress and
President Barack Obama's
administration to revive the
economy through a stimulus
package and a revamped
financial bailout plan, both
of which are nearing comple-
tion.
Obama decried as "inex-
cusable and irresponsible"
the delay of his economic
recovery legislation in
Congress with an estimated
3.6 million Americans losing
their jobs since the recession
began in December 2007.
About half of them have lost
jobs in only the past three
months.,"
Obama acknowledged the
$900-billion-plus stimulus
plan was not perfect and
pledged to work with law-
makers to refine the meas-
ure, which he called


Jobless claims
Initial daims for unemployment
benefits increased by 35,000 in
'the last week of January.
Weekly jobless claims
seasonally adjusted

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"absolutely necessary."
"These numbers demand
action. It is time for
Congress to act," Obama
said bluntly. "That's 3.6 mil-
lion Americans who need our
help."
The latest net total of job
losses was far worse than the
524,000 that economists
expected. Job reductions in
November and December
also were deeper than previ-
ously reported.
With cost-cutting employ-
ers in no mood to hire, the
unemployment rate bolted to
7.6 percent in January, the
highest since September
1992. The increase in the
jobless rate from 7.2 percent
in December also was worse
than the 7.5 percent rate
economists expected.
Vanishing jobs and evapo-
rating wealth from tanking


home values, 401(k)s and
other investments have
forced consumers to
retrench, which has required
companies to pull back. It's a
vicious cycle where the
economy's problems feed on
each other, perpetuating a
downward spiral.
"Companies are in sur-
vival mode and are really
cutting to the bone," said
economist Ken Mayland,
president of ClearView
Economics. "They are cut-
ting and cutting hard now out
of fear of an uncertain
future."
If part-time employees,
discouraged workers and
others are factored in, the
unemployment rate would
have been 13.9 percent in
January, the highest on
record.
But on Wall Street,
investors pushed up stock
prices on hopes that the mis-
erable jobs report would get
Congress to move quickly on
the economic revival pack-
age. The Dow Jones industri-
als gained nearly 180 points
in afternoon trading and
broader stock indicators also
rose.
Factories slashed 207,000
jobs in January, the largest
one-month drop since
October 1982, partly reflect-
ing heavy losses at plants
making autos and related
parts. Construction compa-
nies got rid of 111,000 jobs.


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Many
businesses are struggling to
stay afloat in the current eco-
nomic downturn. Faced with
difficult choices as they try to
hang on, thoughts of making
a profit have been
replaced with hopes
of just breaking even.
For some Highlands
County businesses,
each day has become
an intense fight for
survival.
In an effort to pro- Grin
vide information for
area small businesses on
strategies to cope with the
recession, Florida House
Representative Denise
Grimsley has arranged for a
local seminar to be presented
by the University of South
Florida's Small Business
Development Center. The


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Florida SBDC network is
state designated as Florida's
principal provider of small
business assistance.
The two-hour seminar
titled "8 Steps to Help Small
Businesses Survive a
Recession" will start
at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 24 at South
'Florida Community
College, Highlands
Campus. The event
will be in room T20 at
SFCC's Corporate &
sley Continuing Education
building. Presenting
the seminar will be USF
SBDC certified business ana-
lyst Bill McKown.
Heartland Workforce and
Florida's Heartland Rural
Economic Development
Initiative are co-sponsors of
the event. They will also co-
sponsor a similar event with


Grimsley in March for the
Hardee/Desoto area small
businesses.
Grimsley has arranged for
the USF SBDC to offer the
seminar at no charge, but
seating is limited.
Reservations are strongly
suggested. To reserve a seat
or for more information, call
the USF SBDC at 784-7379.






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Continued from page 6A
As an example, we give our
9-year-old son a weekly
allowance, and he can do
additional chores, like wash-
Sing the car, to earn extra
spending money. He also
knows that he must give back
10 percent to charity, since
that's an important value of
ours. Our 5-year-old daughter
will soon be ready to jump
into the allowance pool, but in
the meantime she has her
Scores as well.
Wherever you fall on the
allowance spectrum, here are
Several factors to consider:
* What can you afford?
Most younger kids don't really
understand where your money
comes from or that allowances
are merely one portion of your
Overall budget. In these tough
times, speak candidly with
your children - albeit without
alarming them unnecessarily -
about what your family can
Sand cannot afford, your
month, expen!ne, and �. ings
go al B. . , ,:.
A L.eaftr f.d an plains.
''Allo nce should notbe
considered a salary and it is
not an entitlement. Kids need
to know that there may be a,
time when allowance does not
fit into the family budget due
to other, more pressing expen-
ditures."
* Parental role model.
Your own spending and saving
behaviors will likely influence
how your kids manage their
allowances - and later treat
money as adults. If they see
you spending beyond your


means, not setting aside emer-
gency savings or making
impulse purchases you can't
afford, then your entreaties to
save for a rainy day will fall
on deaf ears.
Share your decision-making
processes and encourage sen-
sible behavior. For example,
you could teach the value of
saving (and delayed gratifica-
tion) by offering to match
money your son saves or earns
for a particular toy. Or, if your
daughter wants shoes outside
your price range, find a house-
hold job she can do to make
up the difference.
* Needs vs. wants.
Leatherman's book offers
advice on teaching your chil-
dren to distinguish between
needs (essential items needed
to exist like food and shelter)
and wants (conveniences and
luxuries like toys and designer
duds). She favors an approach
where kids understand that
parents will provide basic
necessities and the "wants" are
negotiable. That way, children
can learn how to prioritize
their wants and plan how
they're going to spend their
money.
For more tips on structuring
your children's allowances,
visit Visa Inc.'s free personal
financial management site,
Practical Money Skills for
Life (www.practical-
moneyskills.com/allowance).

Jason Alderman directs Visa's
financial education programs.
Sign up for his free monthly e-
Newsletter at www.practical
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PUBLIC SAFETY CALL SHEET


Feb. 1, 2009
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 4 missing juvenile (1 missing
adult), 84 traffic stops, 1 juvenile
trouble, 3 domestic disputes (2 bat-
tery, 2 battery delayed), 1 attempted
suicide, 26 watch orders, 41 EMS, 11
alarms and 1 fire alarm.
23:52, E. Canfield St., Follow-up.
23:26, U.S. 27, Suspicious per-
son.
23:13, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Harassment.
23:13, Thompson Ave., Stolen
vehicle delayed.
23:09, S. Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Suspicious person.
22:48, C.R. 17-A, Accident-hit and
run.
22:43, Thompson Ave., Assist
agency.
22:42, Village Grove Blvd.-The
Groves at Victoria, Suspicious inci-
dent.
22:38, Clubhouse Blvd.-Highlands
Ridge Clubhouse, Suspicious vehicle.
22:37, Sunniland Dr., Accident
with unknown injury.
22:35, Sheriff's Tower Rd.,
Accident with unknown injury.
22:33, S. Commerce Dr., Accident
with unknown injury.
22:04, E. Phoenix St., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
21:48, Lake Angelo Dr.,
Suspicious vehicle.
21:27, No address, Drunk person.
21:16, W. Sandy Lane, Suspicious
incident.
20:43, Rachel Dr., Follow-up.
20:40, Howey Rd., Suspicious
incident.
20:36, Vision St.-Highway Park
Liquors, Verbal disturbance.
20:35, Hart Rd., Assist agency.
19:48, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
19:41, High Ave., Civil dispute.
19:23, S. Highlands Ave.-
Highlands Regional Medical, Bomb
threat.
19:22, Third St., Shooting in area.
18:54, U.S. 27 S., Reckless driver.
18:47, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie,
Follow-up.
18:41, Parkview Dr., Suspicious
incident.
18:29, Mundell Ave., Verbal dis-
turbance.
18:07, U.S. 27, Reckless driver.
18:02, S. Verona Ave., Criminal
mischief/vandalism.
17:44, Triumph Dr., Fire Structure.
17:43, Kenilworth Blvd., Assist
noise ordinance.
17:39, Elliott Rd.-Oakshore Mobile
Home Park, Follow-up.
17:38, Vision St., Assist noise
ordinance.
. 17:16, U.S. 27, Suspicious inci-
dent.
17:15, Nichele Blvd., Accident with
unknown injury.
17:08, E. Canfield St., Animal
complaint.
17:01, Howey Rd., Radar request.
16:56, U.S. 27 N.-Taco Bell,
Accident without injury.
16:56, Fairmount Dr., Civil dis-
pute.
16:50, Delaney Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
16:47, Hasbrouck Rd., Reckless
driver.
16:46, C.R. 621, Highway obstruc-


tion.
16:42, Nichele Blvd., Accident with
unknown injury.
16:30, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Theft
delayed.
16:27, High Ave., Civil dispute.
16:25, Gould Ave., Harassment
delayed.
16:20, Micco Ave., Civil dispute.
15:53, U.S. 27 N.-Big Lots,
Accident without injury.
15:53, Sparta Rd., Radar request.
15:51, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Follow-up.
15:48, Cemetery Rd., Harassment.
15:45, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,
Suspicious incident.
15:39, Starfish Ave., Suspicious
incident.
15:22, Morris Rd.-Avon Park
Estates Office, Suspicious vehicle.
15:19, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
15:19, U.S. 27 S.-Citgo Station,
Disabled vehicle.
15:18, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
15:06, Cozumel Lane-Jail,
Harassment delayed.
15:01, Lakeview Dr.-Town Square,
Suspicious vehicle.
14:45, Main St., Radar request.
14:38, W. Delaney Lane, Follow-
up.
14:34, Hammock Rd., Suspicious
incident.
14:31, U.S. 27, Highway obstruc-
tion.
14:21, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Transport.
14:15, Lakewood Rd., Suspicious
incident.
14:11, Weigle Ave., Assist public-
ATC.
14:11, N. S.R.17-Taylor's BP Food
Mart, Theft gas drive off.
14:09, .White Side Saw Mill-S.R.
66, Fire.
13:58, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Food
Mart payphone, Suspicious incident.
13:50, Lakeview Dr., Accident
without injury.
S13:34, W. Yarbrough Rd.,
Reckless driver.
13:25, U.S. 27 N.-Beall's, Theft
delayed.
13:20, N. Prospect Ave., Verbal
disturbance.
13:18, U.S. 27, Radar request.
13:06, Seattle Ave., Obstruction
on highway.
13:01, U.S. 27 N.-Walmart
Discount Cities Sebring, Theft
delayed.
12:54, Lakeview Dr.-Dollar
General, Verbal disturbance.
12:48, S. Woodrow Ave.-Zion
Temple Church, Burglary delayed.
12:34, U.S. 27 S.-Publix, Accident
without injury.
12:28, S. Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist public-ATC.
12:17, Sunshine Lane, Animal
complaint.
12:05, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
11:48, Lister St., Animal com-
plaint.
11:41, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Food
Mart payphone, Suspicious incident.
11:40, Iris Ave., Radar request.
11:26, S.R. 70, Suspicious inci-
dent.


11:19, Martin Luther King Terrace
Apts., Civil dispute.
11:08, Cody Way, Fire brush.
10:57, Gates Ave., Animal com-
plaint.
10:53, U.S. 27 S.-Raintree Plaza,
Criminal mischief/vandalism.
09:55, Elliott Rd., Suspicious per-
son.
09:50, Halsey St., Assist public-
ATC.
09:40, Burr Rd., Suspicious inci-
dent.
09:24, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Transport.
09:13, Recreation Dr., Follow-up.
09:01, E. Canfield St.-Las Palmas
Resort Inc., Burglary delayed.
08:57, Sebring Parkway,
Suspicious vehicle.
08:56, S.R. 70, Animal complaint.
08:47, W. Hal McRae Blvd.,
Suspicious incident.
08:18, C.R. 621, Animal com-
plaint.
07:52, Tulane Dr., Verbal distur-
bance.
07:51, Ruby Way, Verbal distur-
bance.
06:36, Recreation Dr., Theft
delayed.
06:11, Rose Ave., Follow-up.
06:10, Orange St.-Highlands
County Jail, Assist agency.
04:26, U.S. 27 S.-Clock
Restaurant, Abandoned vehicle.
03:29, U.S. 27 S.-Circle K, Stolen
vehicle.
03:22, Cozumel Lane,
Trespassing.
02:54, Camellia Ct., Verbal distur-
bance.
02:28, U.S. 98-Hickory Hammock
Wildlife Mgmt., Assist agency.
02:23, S.A. Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
02:22, Taseschee Dr., Suspicious
person.
02:11, No address, Mentally ill.
01:43, Fernvale Ave., Harassment.
01:33, No address, Drunk person.
01:27, Elson Ave., Suspicious inci-
dent.
01:12, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Departmeft, Civil dispute.
01:11, Huntley Dr. S., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
00:58, Thompson Ave., Burglary.
00:57, Monza Dr., Assist agency.
00:49, Glacier Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
00:43, W. Pleasant St., Civil dis-
pute.
00:35, U.S. 27 S.-Circle K, Follow-
up.
00:28, Olive Rd., Suspicious per-
son.
00:28, N. Ridgewood Dr.-Sebring
Police Department, Transport.
00:27, Bayview St., Suspicious
vehicle.
00:00, Limpkin St., Suspicious
person.

Jan. 31
On this day, Highlands County
public safety officials also ran calls
for 1 missing juvenile (1 missing
adult), 135 traffic stops, 2 child
abuse, 1 juvenile trouble delayed, 4
battery, 4 attempted suicides, 33
watch orders, 47 EMS, 13 alarms (2
medical alarms) and 1 fire alarm.
23:32, N. Anoka Ave., Assist
agency.
23:31, S. Tulane Ave., Assist pub-


lic-ATC.
23:16, N. Ithica Rd., Suspicious
incident.
23:14, Canter Path, Assist noise
ordinance.
23:13, Leo Jefferson Ave., Assist
agency.
23:08, Lanier Blvd. N., Suspicious
incident.
23:06, Leo Jefferson Ave.,
Harassment.
23:05, Washington Blvd. N.E.,
Follow-up.
23:03, U.S. 27 S.-Winn Dixie,
Robbery.
23:02, Santiago St., Assist noise
ordinance.
23:02, Nautilus Dr., Suspicious
vehicle.
22:33, Roseland Ave., Suspicious
person.
22:28, Orange Blossom Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
22:20, Josephine Rd., Suspicious
person.
22:14, Mundell Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
22:07, N. Berkley Rd., Suspicious
incident.
21:50, Rachel Dr., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:34, W. Center Ave.-Sebring City
Pier, Suspicious vehicle.
21:32, Granada Blvd., Assist noise
ordinance.
21:29, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
incident.
21:10, Glenwood Ave., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
21:09, W. Walnut St., Verbal dis-
turbance. ,
21:07, Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd., Suspicious incident.
21:04, Micco Aye., Civil dispute.
20:55, Rachel Dr., Shooting in
area.
20:46, Lakeview Dr.-U & Me
Activity Learning Center, Suspicious
incident.
20:45, W. Hampton Rd.,
Suspicious person.
20:37, Ashley Ct., Suspicious inci-
dent.
20:27, Grant Ave. N.E., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
S 20:20, Glacier Ave., Reckless
driver.
20:08, Elaine Dr., Shooting in area.
19:59, Melady Ave., Assist noise
ordinance.
19:56, Sudbury Dr., Assist agency.
19:55, No address, Mentally ill.
19:46, Magnolia Ave.-Fairgrounds,
Follow-up.
19:31, Delaney Ave. S., Assist
noise ordinance.
19:24, Olivia Dr., Accident without
injury.
19:03, Anoka Ave., Suspicious
person.
18:55, Winter Green St., Shooting
in area.
18:30, U.S. 27, Assist public-ATC.
18:08, W. Cornell St.-Macklin
Automotive, Criminal mischief/van-
dalism.
18:07, U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Theft delayed.
17:50, U.S. 98, Accident with
unknown injury.
17:43, Scoralick Rd., Assist noise
ordinance.
17:42, Lakeview Dr., Suspicious
incident.
17:35, U.S. 98, Highway obstruc-
tion.


16:53, Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd., Suspicious incident.
16:43, Iris Ave., Reckless driver.
16:31, Bunche St., Suspicious
incident.
16:28, Sebring Parkway, Reckless
driver.
16:25, E. Camp N.-Comfort Inn,
Suspicious incident.
16:20, Lake Mirror Dr., Suspicious
vehicle.
16:17, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Property lost.
16:13, Sunset Dr., Burglary
delayed.
16:08, Washington Blvd. N.W.,
Property found.
15:57, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park, Accident
without injury.
15:57, S.R. 17 S.-Bonnett Lake
Campground, Drunk driver.
15:52, U.S. 27 N.-Home Depot,
Disabled vehicle.
15:49, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Suspicious
incident.
15:40, Hibiscus Ave., Suspicious
vehicle.
15:30, U.S. 27 S.-Circle K,
Suspicious incident.
15:28, N. Main St.-Masonic
Lodge, Suspicious incident.
15:20, U.S. 27, Accident without
injury.
15:19, Anoka Lane, Suspicious
incident.
15:16, U.S. 98, Assist agency.
15:15, W. Center Ave., Accident
without injury.
15:12, Belle Tower Ave.,
Suspicious incident.
15:08, Washington Blvd. N.W.,
Harassment.
14:57, Carter Creek Dr.-Highlands
Ridge Clubhouse, Fire structure.
14:54, Sun 'N Lake Blvd.-Florida
Hospital Heartland, Follow-up.
14:53, Lake Clay Dr., Suspicious
person.
14:48, U.S. 27 N.-27 Pawn,
Felony, fraud/embezzlement.
14:17, Lafayette Ave., Radar
request.
14:16, S. Delaney Ave., Suspicious
incident.
.14:03, N. U.S. 27-Walmart
Discount Cities Avon Park,
Suspicious vehicle.
14:01, Lake Clay Dr.,.Reckless
driver.
13:58, Blue Horizon Dr.,
Suspicious vehicle.
13:39, U.S. 27 S.-Ming Tong,
Follow-up.
13:37, S. Delaney Ave., Suspicious
incident.
13:37, N. Magnolia Ave.-
Fairgrounds, Property lost.
13:22, Lockman Blvd., Assist pub-
lic-ATC.
13:17, U.S. 27 S.-Stewart's Mobile
Village, Assist noise ordinance.
13:08, Wheeler Rd., Burglary
delayed.
13:07, W. U.S. 27 S.-Bank of
America, Property found.
13:06, W. Avon Blvd., Animal com-
plaint.
13:02, W. U.S. 27 S.-Bank of
America, Property found.
12:43, N. U.S. 27 S.-Sweetbay
Grocery, Property found.
12:32, S. U.S. 27-Taylor's BP
Station, Theft gas drive off.
12:31, Plaza Ave.-Winn Dixie,


Verbal disturbance.
12:29, U.S. 27 N.-Taylor's Food
Mart, Theft gas drive off.
12:23, Thunder Rd., Shooting in
area.
12;05, U.S. 27, Accident with
unknown injury.
11:43, U.S. 27 S.-Tractor Supply,
Animal complaint.
11:07, Fernleaf Ave.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Follow-up.
11:04, Bireo-ER Florida Hospital
Heartland, Animal bite.
10:59, U.S. 27 N.-Lakeshore Mall,
Suspicious incident.
10:49, Peugeot St., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalism.
10:43, N. York Rd., Suspicious
incident.
10:40, W. Pleasant St.-Avon Park
Police Department, Property found.
10:39, C.R. 621, Disabled vehicle.
10:24, Cougar Blvd.-Highlands
County Sheriff's Office, Civil dispute.
10:23, W. Hal McRae Blvd.,
Follow-up.
10:20, Emerson Ave., Civil dis-
pute.
10:11, W. Main St.-Big T Tireman
Inc., Civil dispute.
09:58, Alton St., Suspicious inci-
dent.
09:45, Lunsford Rd., Suspicious
incident.
09:41, Peugeot St., Criminal mis-
chief/vandalismr
09:37, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
incident.
09:34, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
09:33, U.S. 27 S.-Rent King,
Suspicious vehicle.
09:07, Citrus Terrace Dr., Burglary
delayed.
06:32, Melrose Lane, Follow-up.
05:48, U.S. 27 South-Highlands
Village, Disturbance.
04:39, Brawn Ave., Assist agency.
04:22, Shontee Ave., Follow-up.
03:58, U.S. 27 S.-Rodney's Auto
Repair, Suspicious incident.
03:3.9, Shontee Ave., Suspicious
person.
02:56, Memorial Dr., Suspicious
vehicle.
02:43, Forest Rd., Suspicious per-
son.
02:36, W.L. Kirkland St., Fire.
02:24, W. Pleasant St., Suspicious
person.
02:16, U.S. 27 S.-Heartland
Recycling, Suspicious incident.
01:47, Main Ave., Suspicious per-
son.
01:28, Pine St., Follow-up.
00:56, Forest Rd.,, Prowler in
progress.
00:55, Sebring Parkway-Lion's
Club, Assist public-ATC.
00:41, Forest Rd., Suspicious per-
son.
00:40, Cody Way, Verbal distur-
bance.
00:32, S. Prospect Ave.,
Suspicious person.
00:18, U.S. 27, Disabled vehicle.
00:16, W. Canfield St., Suspicious
person.
00:14, Granada Ave., Assist noise
ordinance,
00:08, Waldron Ave., Suspicious
person.
00:05, Van Buren St., Burglary.










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Heacock walking to aid

Wheelin' Sportsmen


1 Continued from page 1A
tions that might be required
by circumstances.
Heacock doesn't want peo-
ple thinking he is completely
braving the elements.
"I have no delusions of
grandeur," he says. "I'm not
a talented man, but I (wanted
to raise money and) said to
myself, this is something IP
can do.
"Only, compared to our
soldiers I cheat. I walk until
I'm ready to stop, mark my
position on the GPS, then call
my wife, who picks me up.
She takes me home and feeds
me, and I sleep in my own
bed. It takes the sting out."
He takes a minute think-
ing, squinting in the bright
light, sun and wind burned
under a floppy hat with a
brim.
Then he talks about how he
wouldn't even think to com-
pare his walk -
even in the rain, 'I ha
cold and the 30 delusi
mph winds - to
the marches so grand
many soldiers and I'm 1
'marines have
endured in the past. tale
He makes fun of his man,
.sunblock, comfort- (
able sneakers and (an
bottled water, ra
What he thinks
about he said, as he mo
puts one foot in sai
front of the other, myse
- are the thousands of mys
veterans now with- IS St
out legs or feet who thing
fought for his right
to walk in freedom. dc
He points to the
hundreds of miles AUS
marched by all the HEA(
veterans of the
Civil War, so often walking
directly into battle; and the
-men who marched across
Europe in World War II, or up
and down the Korean penin-
-sula.
Heacock wants people to
remember that not all dis-
abled veterans are old. The
wars inAfghanistan and Iraq
have created a whole new
generation of men and
women in their 20s and 30s
who are living new lives with
bodies that have been torn
Apart.
The Veterans
Administration reports that
of the approximately 755,000
veterans who have served in
those theaters, 181,000 are
collecting disability pay-
ments.
The irony of the vastly
improved medical treatment
in both these wars means
many have survived wounds
they never would have 20
years ago.
According to a report
released by the VA in May of
2008, the number of disabled
veterans has jumped by 25
percent since 2001, to 2.9
million.
That increase does not
reflect only new combat
injuries, however. It also
includes new claims submit-


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ted by older veterans who
develop new problems as
they age.
Within 25 years, the report
said, the government expects
to be spending $59 billion to
compensate injured veterans,
up from the $29 billion spent
today.
The report added this was
true regardless of the fact
that the government also
expected the overall number
of veterans to fall below 15
million by 2033, down from
the nearly 24 million who are
here now.
One of the best unexpected
consequences arising from
his annual walk, Heacock
said, was getting to meet and
talk to veterans themselves.
He has forged a special
bond with Command
Sergeant Major Michael
Mosier, who joined him on
the walk in 2007.
One day later
7e nO that year, after
SMosier was
ns of deployed to
leur. Afghanistan,
Heacock received
Ot a an American flag in
ited the mail. It was
from Mosier and
but I contained a note. It
ed to said that this flag
had flown for nine
hours and 11 min-
and) utes in the face of
I to the enemy.
Time passed, and
,this Mosier was rede-
me- played, this time to
Iraq. One day he
I can received a package
S in the mail. It con-
tained the flag and
a note. The note
S said, "This flag has
OCK flown nine hours
and 11 minutes in
the face of freedom."
More time has passed, and
the flag is back in the United
States, returned to Heacock
again by Mosier, who flew it
in Iraq. That had to be done
after dark, however, as the
Army doesn't announce its
presence with flying
American flags.
It is neatly folded and
stowed in Heacock's back-
pack, brought out to show
visitors as he tells its story.
In Fort Pierce, Heacock
begins his walk by tapping
his foot on a spent Atlantic
swell, as the ocean rolls onto
the beach.
In Sarasota, Heacock
marches straight on into the
Gulf of Mexico.
This year he and his wife
will be holding that flag up
over the water, letting it
again flutter in the face of
freedom.
Contributions may be sent
to Austie Heacock, 100 S.
Huckleberry Lake Drive,
Sebring, 33875. Checks
should be made out to
N.W.T.F. For more informa-
tion about Wheelin'
Sportsmen go to www.wheel-
insportsmen.org, or call the
Wild Turkey Federation at
(800) 843-6933.


AP council trims some,



still looking to trim more


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The
Avon Park City Council
trimmed some services dur-
ing a Saturday workshop,
but delayed making major
decisions about payroll cuts
until their meeting in March.
One of the services to the.
public it did trim back on
was its own meetings.
At a suggestion from City
Manager Sarah Adelt, the
council directed staff to cut
out the first Monday meet-
ing of the month unless
there was an overflow of
agenda items.
The change will take
effect in March.
"It will save us on copy
fees, staff time, and attorney
fees," Adelt said.


"If we do this, we need to
make sure that you let us
know in plenty of time if
there is going to be a meet-
ing or not," said Councilman
Joe Wright.
"Because if we are not
going to have a meeting, I
am going to schedule some-
thing else there," Wright
added.
"I think this is a good
idea, because we are asking
our citizens to pay more
money for services, it is
only fair that the council
back down on certain things
also. And this would save a
lot of money," Deputy
Mayor Brenda Gray agreed.
Looking for direction
from council on a long laun-
dry list of possible budget
cut items, Adelt suggested


that council delay discussing
any payroll cuts until the
projected numbers from the
state revenue tax sharing
from the state arrive some-
time in March.
With that in mind, the
council agreed to'hold off on
reducing management
salaries and the hours
worked by employees until
their next meeting.
"We currently have
enough cash flow coming in
to cover all of our bills,"
said Renee Green, Avon
Park's finance director.
"The city is operating
within their budget, but that
may change after March,"
Green added.
On the positive side of
cash flow, Public Works
Director Ted Long, along


with his staff, suggested
several areas within his own
department where the city
could save more than
$386,000 from budgeted
items by stalling replace-
ments at Public Works and
by using thier own staff to
do those repairs.
"I know that we had cer-
tain items in the CIP for
replacement this year and,
next year, but staff and I
have come up with some
ways to cut a lot of that out
by using our own staff for
repairs," Long said.
The council commended
Long for his diligent work,
and directed him to bring his
proposal to the next regular
meeting for a vote.


Sebring City Council opposes jail expansion


Continued from page 1A
Margie Rhoades the most vocal about
the jail expansion.
"This is a coffin in this development
and that scares me so much," Rhoades
said. "I think this is a terrible idea for
the prosperity of the city of Sebring."
, Griffin told the county he is fine with
leaving the current jail facility down-
town to have access to the courthouse,
but proposed having a "main jail"
somewhere else.
"We want to know, 'Can you keep the
jail here now and the (inmates) convict-
ed, send them out to the other jail?'" he
asked Benton.
Benton said the infrastructure of the
current jail would still need to be
upgraded, specifically booking.
Building a new facility elsewhere
would be much more expensive,
according to information from the
Engineering Department presented dur-
ing the early minutes of the meeting.
It estimated the cost of a new facility
to be 60 percent higher than renovating
the current facility. -


Griffin and Rhoades were still against
the idea of expanding the current facili-
ty, although when done discussing the
jail Griffin argued the cost of the new.
administrative facility with various
county employees for 15 minutes.
S"I think that most people are con-
cerned about taxpayer dollars and how
much is being expended on this proj-
ect," Sebring City Administrator Scott
Noethlich said about the new adminis-
tration building during an interview
Friday. "Everyone realizes the sheriff
needs additional space; how you go
about achieving that extra space is real-
ly'a county decision."
Sebring officials wanted to do their
best to influence the county's decision,
with four proposed sites for the admin-
istrative facility brought to the joint
meeting.
They included the property across
from the existing jail, using the Sebring
City Hall building and surrounding
property, the SunTrust building on West
Center Avenue, or six acres between
Pear Street, one block off of the Sebring
Parkway near State Road 17.


During its own search in 2006 and
2007 the county came up with four
potential sites: in downtown Sebring,
Sheriffs Tower Road, and the lot north
of Fred Wild Elementary, before settling.
on George Boulevard.
Pete Pollard, executive director of the
Sebring Communify Redevelopment
Agency, gave his input on both subjects
near the end of the meeting.
"We were asked to bring options to'
the board, and that's what we have'
done," he said. "We don't see a problem
with the existing (jail) facility; we feel
you have been good neighbors, but in
the long haul we don't feel it would be
in the best interest to look at a long term
plan to create a large jail facility in the
downtown area."
Noethlich said the meeting went well
overall and hopes the county and city,
can work together more on issues
affecting Sebring.
"If there is something that involves
the city we would be looking for input,"
he said. "We just can't attend every
county commission meeting."


A GAL E.EACANA


Avon Park CRA offers

to help city's budget


Continued from page 1A
"It is a good idea to help
out the city right now. This
should help cover the
$157,000 shortfall the city is
trying to recover from, and if
it will save jobs, I am all for
it," Wayne McFarland, anoth-
er committee member, said.
In other business, the com-
mittee was told that the city
project manager Maria
Sutherland no longer needed
the funds set aside for the
well that the CRA offered to
pay for during Mall renova-
tions.
"I am trying to sweep the
well project into the CDIHG
(Community Development
Block Grant) money left
over, and it made sense for
the current contractor,
Highland Golf, to take care
of the well," Sutherland said.
"It turns out that it is
cheaper to do it that way for


the city. We can get two wells
for almost the price of the
one we were originally
doing, and Highland Golf has
the expertise to help with
this. This is what they do all
the time. I am trying.to get
DOT (Department of
Transportation) permission to
do this right now. I am trying
to use all the CDBG money.
If we forfeit that money, it
goes to another community;"
Sutherland said.
When pressed about the
other wells needed on the
Mall by Bennett, which when
installed will save the Avon
Park an estimated $40,000
per year, Sutherland replied
that she was eliminating the
need for CRA money.
"It will save the city
money, no doubt, but I want
to use all the CDBG money
before I use CRA money, and
I view CRA money as city
money," Sutherland said.











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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001704
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAMIRO BUSTOS, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
AUREA MONDRAGON
Last Known Address: 1614 Colmar Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870
Also Attempted At: 100 W. Texas Ave., Apt.
127, Webster, TX 77598 and 439 Poinsettia
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870
RAMIRO BUSTOS
Last Known Address: 1614 Colmar Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870
Also Attempted At: 100 W. Texas Ave., Apt.
127, Webster, TX 77598 and 439 Poinsettia
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclo-
sure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 16, BLOCK A, OF ALTAMONTE PLACE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 45A, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, If any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address Is 1800
NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before March 9, 2009,
a date which Is within thirty (30) days after the


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


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Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
February 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-49
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ETHEL JONES FISHER, a/k/a
ETHEL LOUISE FISHER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ETHEL
JONES FISHER, a/k/a ETHEL LOUISE FISHER,
deceased, File Number PC 09-49, is pending
in the Circuit Court in and for HIGHLANDS
County. Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE 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, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
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 WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: February 8, 2009.
/s/ Patsy A. McDonald
Personal Representative
3551 Bluebird Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852
/s/ TROMBLEY, SCHOMMER
DISLER & ACCORSI
BY: /s/ Anthony A. Accorsi
329 South Commerce Ave.
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 385-5139
Florida Bar# 167098
February 8, 15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-44
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN N. WILLIAMS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HELEN N.
WILLIAMS, deceased, File Number PC 09-44,
is pending In the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870-3867. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set


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forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE 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, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
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 WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 2
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is February 8, 2009.
/s/ Suzanne W. Wright
SUZANNE W. WRIGHT, as Personal
Representative of the Estate of
HELEN N. WILLIAMS, deceased
1519 Lake Lotela Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
/s/ Robert C. Sorgini
SORGINI & SORGINI, P.A.
ROBERT C. SORGINI, ATTORNEY
300 North Federal Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Telephone: (561)585-5000
Florida Bar Number: 321321
February 8,15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-PC-20
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MILDRED E. MARCHETTI,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MILDRED
E. MARCHETTI, deceased, whose date of
death was December 5, 2008, File Number 09-
PC-20, Is pending In the Circuit Court for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which Is 430 S. Com-
merce Avenue. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE


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FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OP MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: February 1, 2009.
Personal Representative:
DEBORAH ANN WALLES
3 Strawberry Hill Road
Derry, NH 03038
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
February 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC08-555
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA L. WADDELL
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIRGIN-
IA L. WADDELL, deceased, whose date of
death was October 21, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Court-
house, 530 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims.or demands against
decedent's estate must file their-claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR 'MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
February 1,2009.
Personal Representative:
Gregory C. Nlcholson
10 Parkview Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25309
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. McClure
Attorney for Gregory C. Nicholson
Florida Bar No. 286958
211 S. Ridgewood Dr.
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 402-1888
Fax: (863)402-2436
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first publication of this Notice In the News-
Sun and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 29th day of January, 2009.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
As Deputy Clerk
February 8,15, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 09-74
DAVID ALAN QUIGGLE
Plaintiff
.vs.
WILLIAM H. WATERS and KAREN R.
WATERS, if alive, or if dead, their unknown
spouse, heirs, deviseed, grantees, creditors
and all other parties Claiming by, through,
or against these Defendants
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILLIAM H. WATERS
KAREN R. WATERS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block 64, SECOND, THIRD AND
FOURTH ADDITIONS TO THE TOWN OF
SEBRING, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Transcript Book, Page 7, of the Pub-
lic Records of HighlandS County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on E. MARK BREED III of
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address Is 325 North Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before Feb-
ruary 18, 2009, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2009. - .
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
January18, 25; February 1, 8, 2009
IN.THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION .
CASE Nb.: 28-2008-CA-291GCS
AURORA LOAN SERVICES LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELISEO RAFULS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
SAS NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS
BANK, FSB, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK;
SLYDIA M. PADRON A/K/A LYDIA PADRON;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT (S IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN putruant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day ot January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-291GCS, of'the Circuit
.Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit In and for
Highlands County. Florida,.wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES LLC, is the Plaintiff and ELI-
SEO RAFULS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS BANK,
, FSB, A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; LYDIA M.
PADRON A/K/A LYIA. PADRON; JOHN DOE;
JANE .DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE.AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 am. on the 20th day o FFbruary, 2009,
.the following described property asset forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 3868 AND 3867, AVON PARK
LAKES, UNIT NUMBERf 13, ACCORDING TO
STHE PLAT THEREOF AS, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON .CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
'OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
oI accordance with the Americans with
disabilitiess 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 suElc proceed-
.Ing. . I .
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
SBy: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lalderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
S08-07389
February 1,8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
; CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 28-2008-CA-000924
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
SPlaintiff,
ys.
VINCENT A. ORTIZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR AEGIS WHOLESALE CORPORATION;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF VINCENT A. ORTIZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered In
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000924, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA
LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Is the Plaintiff and VIN-
CENT A. ORTIZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR AEGIS WHOSEALE CORPORATION; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF VINCENT A. ORTIZ;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of
February, 2009, the following described prop-
erty as Set forth in said Rnal Judgment, to wit:
LOT 149, BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 15, PAGE 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS 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 80 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-
for at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-8313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed,
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W.ERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted byl
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C, WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0385
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-29804
February 1,8, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000886
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM MANN III; BRENDA MANN;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants..
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000886, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and WIL-
LIAM MANN III; BRENDA MANN; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 212, OF A REVISION OF
A RESUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF PLACID
LAKES, SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
S'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
February 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000863
INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAJESH JHA; ATLANTIC COAST BANK,
A FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK; SWETA JHA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th day of January, 2009, and entered nd
Case No. 28-2008-CA-000863, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein INDYMAC
BANK, F.S.B, is the Plaintiff and RAJESH JHA;
ATLANTIC COAST BANK, A FEDERAL SAV-
INGS BANK; SWETA JHA; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are De-
fendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of February, 2009,
the following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 52, ORANGE BLOSSOM
COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY, UNITS 13
THROUGH 19, INCLUSIVE, UNIT .15, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing. ;
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
..By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-29579
February 1,8,2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 282007CA000980AOOOXX
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLINT TOMLINSON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed January 26, 2009 and entered in Case No.
282007CA000980A000XX of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff, and CLINT TOMLIN-
SON; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of Feb-'
ruary, 2009, the following described property
a'set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 22, IN BLOCK 140, OF PLACID


LAKES, SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, AT PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
LESS THE EAST 11.98 FEET THEREOF.
A/K/A 410 GRISSOM ROAD NW, LAKE
PLACID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus trom the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on January 28,2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida' 33622-5018


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*'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, orvoice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 8,15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC08-494
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a
WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB
Plaintiff,
vs.
RODNEY ROSADO; LUCRECIA ROSADO;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 28, 2009, and entered in Case No.
GC08-494 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, where in WACHOVIA MORTGAGE,
FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plain-
iff and RODNEY ROSADO, LUCRECIA ROSA-
DO, Defendants, I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash on the 24th day of February,.
2009, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jury Assembly
Room in Basement Highlands Courthouse,
430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870 the following described property as set
forth In said Default Final Judgment lying and
being situate' in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
to wit:
Generally described as being a part of Lot
16, In Block 1, of LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS
SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as
recorded In Plat Book 5, Page 92, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows: Com-
mence as a Point of Beginning at the North-
east corner of Lot 16; thence North 39025'40"
East along the North boundary of Lot 16, a
distance of 161.84 feet to a point; thence
South 00�22' West parallel .to and 35 feet
West of the East boundary of Lot 16, a dis-
tance of 37.5 feet to a point; thence South
89O25'40" West, a distance of 50.36 feet to a
point; thence South 65�151'52" West, a dis-
tance of 93.79 feet to the Southwest corner of
Lot 16; thence North 18056'30" West along
the Easterly boundary of Lake Josephine
Drive, a distance of 79.02 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILI-
TY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);
1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE, NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE
CHARGE OF UP TO $60 FOR SERVICES IN
MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE
SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED
AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN IT'S DISCRETION,'
MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NO-
TICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL
BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
DATED this 29th day of January, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
STRAUS & EISLER, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff-
1528 Weston Road
Weston, Florida 33326
(954) 349-9400
February 8,15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:28-2008-CA-519GCS
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS
ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET
BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RODNEY L. WARD; SUSAN J. WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 29th day of January, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-519GCS, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITI-
BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET BACKED-
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE3, is the
Plaintiff and RODNEY L. WARD; SUSAN J.
WARD; 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
24th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth' In said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TER-
RACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 96, AND TRANSCRIPT BOOK, PAGE 1,
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 29th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365 "
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000697
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a
WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM DAVOREN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1
N/K/A JENNIFER MCLEAN; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 N/K/A CHAD ROOP
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 28, 2009, and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-000697 of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit, in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, where in WACHOVIA
MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS
BANK, FSB, Plaintiff and WILLIAM DAVOREN;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER
MCLEAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A
CHAD ROOP, Defendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash on the 24th day of
February, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jury As-
sembly Room in Basement Highlands Court-
house, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870 the following described proper-
ty as set forth In said Default Final Judgment
lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, to wit:
Lot 9, Block 246, PLACID LAKES SECTION
20, a Subdivision, according to the plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILI-
TY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);
1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE, NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST.FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE
CHARGE OF UP TO $60 FOR SERVICES IN
MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE
SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED.
AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN IT'S DISCRETION,
MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NO-
TICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL
BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
DATED this 29th day of January, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
STRAUS & EISLER; P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
1528 Weston Road
Weston, Florida 33326
(954) 349-9400
February 8,15, 2009
SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
' CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008,CA-549GCS
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAISON CHERIAN A/K/A JAISON C. CHERIAN'
BETTI JOSEPH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BETTI JOSEPH A/K/A JOBI CHERIAN; .
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAISON C. CHERIAN
A/K/A DALIA CHERIAN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a,
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 29th day of January, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-549GCS, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUN-
TRUST BANK, is the Plaintiff and JAISON
CHERIAN A/K/A JAISON C. CHERIAN' BETTI
JOSEPH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTI JO-
SEPH A/K/A JOBI CHERIAN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAISON C. CHERIAN A/K/A DALIA
CHERIAN; 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
24th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
SEE EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO
SCHEDULE "A"
A portion of Tract "A", SOMERVALE
DOWNS,.according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: Com-
mence at the Northwest corner of said Tract
'A"; thence South 00*20'41" East, along the
West line of said Tract "A", a distance of
768.98 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence
North 89048'25" East, a distance of 984.29
feet; thence South 00�24'41" East, a distance
of 442.44 feet; thence South 89o48'25" West,
a distance of 984.80 feet to a point lying on
the West line of said Tract "A"; thence North
00020'41" West, along the West line of Said
Tract "A", a distance of 442.44 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Containing 435,600
square feet or 10.00 acres, more oi less.
Subject to and together with a 50 foot
nonexclusive ingress and egress easement
described as follows: A portion of Tract "A",
SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35,
of the Public Records of Highlands county,
Florid, being more particularly described as
follows: Commence at the Southwest corner
of said Tract "A"; thence North 89�48'25"
East along the North right of way line of West
Josephine Road and the South line of Section
35, Township 35 South, Range.28 East, a dis-
tance of 961.34 feet for the Point of Begin-
ning; thence North 00�24'41" West a distance
of. 1,743.38 feet; thence South 89�48'25"
West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence North
00�22'41" West, a distance of 50.00 feet;
thence North 89048'25" East, a distance of
1,134.26 feet; thence South 00026'40" East, a
distance of 50.00 feet; thence South
89048'25" West, a distance-of 542.16 feet;
thence South 00024'41" East, a distance of
1,743.38 feet to a point lying on the North
right of way line of said, West Josephine Road
and the South line of said Section 35, Town-
ship 35 South, Range 28 East; thence South
89�48'25" West, along said South line, a dis-
tance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 143,879 square feet or 3.30 acres,
more or less.
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-


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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 29th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By. Is/ Sara Turnbull
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
08-17697
February 8,15, 2009
IN THE.CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001113
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RONALD LESTER SISCO A/K/A RONALD L.
SISCO; PATRICIA SISCO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARIA ANGELES MONTANEZ
AK/A LUIS MONTANEZ; UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
12th dai. of January, 2009, and entered in
Case No. 28-2008-CA-001113, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, whereinHSBC
MORTGAGE SERVICES INC., is the Plaintiff
and RONALD LESTER SISCO A/K/A RONALD
L. SISCO; PATRICIA SISCO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARIA' ANGELES MONTANEZ
A/K/A LUIS MONTANEZ; UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN .POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
20th day of February, 2009; the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUATE IN
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ; LOTS 1
AND 2, A SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1 TO 5,
BOTH INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 30, SECTION 22,-
TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST,
TOWN OF AVON PARK, HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING THE SAME '
PROPERTY CONVEYED TO RONALD LESTER
SISCO AND PATRICIA SISCO BY DEED FROM
MARIA ANGELES MONTANEZ RECORDED
11/02/2005 IN DEED BOOK 1913 PAGE 405,
IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SANY 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) 453-0385
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-44230
February 1,8,2009
PUBLIC NOTICE
Avon Park Air Force Range
Restoration Advisory Board
Meeting Notice
The next meeting of the Avon Park Air Force
Range (AFR) Restoration Advisory Board"
(RAB) will be held on Wednesday, February
18, 2009, at the Avon Park Community Cen-
ter, 310 W. Main Street, Avon Park, Florida
starting at 6:30. P.M. The purpose of the RAB
is to provide an update on the Performance
Based Rdmediation project and allow the pub-
lic to provide input on environmental restora-
tion activities at the Avon Park AFR. This is an
opportunity for members of the local com-
munity to ask questions they might have.
Members of the public are invited and encour-
aged to attend, Additional information may be
obtained by contacting Mike Stevens.
michael.stevens@avonoark.macdill.af.ml
863-452-4119, ext. 325. . .
February 8,15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF.THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY; FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-645-GCS
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES E. STEELE, et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of which is in-
dicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-"
house located at 430 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 20th day of February, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 2, BLOCK 25, SUN. 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PDEDNS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ORDERED at HIGHLANDS County, Flori-
da, this 22nd day of JANUARY, 2009.
/S/ Robert W. Germaine
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff


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As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STS-C-2095NL
January 1,8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-08-338
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS R. MCQUEARY, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of which is in-
dicated above.
SI will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 24th day of February, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION
EXHIBIT "A"
Tracts 10 and 11 of an unrecorded subdivi-
sion in Government Lot 3, Section 32, Town-
ship �34 South, Range 29 East, more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commence at a point where the west right-of-
way line of Lakeview Drive intersects with the
north line of Government Lot 3, Section 32,
Township 34 South, Range 29 East; thence
run South 1�3'00" East along said West right-
of-way line of Lakeview Drive for a distance of
127.07 feet for a point of beginning; thence
run South 88�57'00" West for.a distance of
124 feet; thence run South 1�3'00" East for a
distance of 117.50 feet for a point in the north
line of SEBRING SHORES SUBDIVISION per
the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 122
of. the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida, thence .run North 88057'00" East
along said north line of SEBRING SHORES
SUBDIVISION for a distance of 124.00 feet to
a point on the West right-of-way line of Lake-
view Drive; thence run North 1�3'00" West
along said West right-of-way line of Lakeview
Drive for a distance of 117.50 feet to a POINT
OF BEGINNING (subject to road and utility
easement over the North 12.5 Feet thereof)
Together with an easement for ingress and
egress, from caption property to lakeview
Drive over road shown on May of Survey at-
tached hereto and made a part hereof, and
over a 5 foot pedestrian path to Lake Jack-
son.
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.
ORDERED at HIGHLANDS County, Flori-
da, this 27th day of JANUARY, 2009.
IS/ Robert W. Germaine
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STM-C-161ONL
January 8,15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION.
CASE NO. 08-1276-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE M. ROSARIO; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSE M. ROSARIO; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NOEMI ROSARIO; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDAA/K/A RIVERSIDE BANK;
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
SION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOT 2, BLOCK 5, GRAND PRIX HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF. AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK87, PAGE 76; OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A
1209 FOREST ROAD
Sebring, FL 33872
at public sale, to the highest arid best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Rooni in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM,. on Febru-
ary 20, 2009.
DATED THIS 20TH DAY OF JANUARY,
2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the ls pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 20th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. It hearing impaired, please call (800)


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via Florida Relay Service.
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Fa> resume to 863-385-6086
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
MEDICAID CASEWORKER
needed in Sebring area. Please
fax resume to 863-402-3197.

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Mystery shoppers earn summer gas money.
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NOW HIRING: companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at home
No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential
Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-6654
PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER
St. James Catholic church, Lake Placid is
seeking an experience part-time bookkeeper
in OuickBooks, 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@dioceseolvenice.orn

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.
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Sales
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This is ridiculous! Week after week I run ads
for different departments in my organization
& get limited response. There are no
gimmicks, no surprises & no hidden factors.
We have everything anybody else can offer,
in other words, not just a great income, but
all the goodies too! Comm. & incentives,
trips, rewards, bonuses. Starting income, up
to $45k-$75k per year. Sounds good so far.
doesn't it? That's why I can t understand
why in the world you wouldn't investigate this
oppty. This week I'm hiring for sales in our
Avon Park office: No experience necessary
we will train you Call Mr. Stone,
863-452-0330.
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
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.


Sunshine Staffing
has daily openings for

* Medical Billing / Insurance Specialist

* Office Manager
with QuickBooks knowledge in the Avon Park area


* Custodial Positions
throughout Highlands County


Highlands County Board of
SCounty Commissioners

The following position closes on
2/20/2009

Road Supervisor Sebring
992 PG-24 $20.31 - $33.42 hourly.


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us on our website at www.hcbcc.net, or call our job line at 402-6750, or
apply at 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
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Sebring Salon. We are turning
clients away! 863-441-2852.
Wanted: >Exprienced
Dental Assistlant
Apply @ 1735 US HWY 27 S.,
Sebring, or call 863-382-1695.

2250 Schools & Instruction
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Affordable & Accredited FREE Brochure.
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Financial

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


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5000
Mobile Homes

5050 Mobile Homes
For Sale
OPEN HOUSE
2005 PARK MODEL 2BR, 1.5BA
AVON PARK:: Sunday, February 14th, 10 am -
4 pm., in Reflections on Silver Lake, 1850 US
27, S., Lot S-30, Silver Lake Dr, left, to stop
sign, left, look for ballons on right, shed,
full-size W/D. Asking $25,000 obo, SOON!
Call 863-453-8757.


SEBRING FISHERMAN'S DREAM
Lakefront, on Dinner Lake, dock available. All
upgraded, very clean, fully furnished 2br, lba,
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
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.


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4100 Homes for Sale
4 10 Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$199,000.620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.
A4 170 Lakefront Property
4 7 0 For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
100ft lakefront, lake view,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.

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.


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)44,6-1822


6200
Best Rental
remodeled, w
$550/ mo. A
Call


5050 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonablelot rent incl.
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call for more info.
or to see units. No pets please.
Call (863)385-7034

WHAT A DEAL
40' 5TH Wheel Trailer & Florida Room.
Solid & Clean. $3800. Come Check It Out!
Located: Highland Wheel Estates, Hammock
Rd., Lot 14, Sebring. 863-202-5618.


51 0 Mobile Homes
5150 For Rent
SEBRING AREA-Furnished starting
@ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR available.
Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.


6000


PALM HARBOR
3BR/2BA Starter Home
Eat-in Kitchen with HUGE MBR
New Tile Floors. Only 499 a uncth!i!!
W.A.C. 10% down
800-622-2832
40 0 Homes for Sale
4T06 Avon Park
Avon Park Lakes 2/2/1CG
Family room w/fireplace. Screened
patio, fully furnished. New metal roof,
lot 100 X 160. $135,000. 863-452-0019.


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Unfurnished
Apartments
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'asher/dryer hook -ups,
Available Immediately!
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 Rentingl
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts.
Monthly rent beginning at
$519 plus utilities.
Applicants must be employed
in Farm/Grove Labor receiving
Minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance
Available to Qualified Applicants.
Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications.
Hope Villas, 2300 Hope Circle
Sebring- call 863-382-3144
(TDD 1-800-955-8771)
Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 5:00
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Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
PLACID LAKES - 2BR/2BA furnished/un-
furnished, C/H/A, new carpet /tile, W/D.
One w/carport. Seasonal/short term/
annually. 863-699-0045
Sebring-4103 Sparta Rd. Cracker Trail
Elementary area. Freshly painted 2BR/
1/BA, central air/heat. Utility with w/d,
lawn maint. incl. No pets. $560/mo. +
sec. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810.
SEBRING-N E W Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /ICG.,$800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311
6200 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $575 & $765
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
AP- Highlands Apts-1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play
ground. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195.


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

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


6300 Unfurnished Houses
2BR/1BA HOUSE in Avon Park,
125 E. Canfield St. $500/mo +
$500 sec. Call 863-840-0071
AVON 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 AREA
3BR /2BA, $550/mo.
S 2BR/1 BA Duplex, $450/mo.
CALL 863-655-3504
S 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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YOUR PYMT
No Credit Check!! RENT 2 OWN.
New Construction
Leisure Lakes 3/2/2.
239-898-1108

6400 Rooms for Rent
Historic Downtown Sebring. Close to Sebring
Races. Furnished room in private home for
rent. All until. included + cable. Perfect for
single / retired couple. No smoking, drinking
in home. Small pets ok w/dep. Contract req.
$550/mo. + $300 dep. Call 863-471-6976.
66 0 Business & Offices
6O0 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

7140 -------
71 40 Computers & Supplies
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit - No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
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7180 furniture

NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes & across from
Home Depot
WEST COAST FURNITURE
now accepting quality
consignment items.
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News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


Page 13A


Opinion


Restoring the economy begins


with housing stabilization


Realtors across the country have been
advocating for a comprehensive stimulus
package to reduce housing inventory, make
mortgages more affordable and available, and
help deserving families refinance or modify
their loans so they can keep their home.
The 650-plus members of the Heartland
Association of Realtors and the Lake Placid
Board of Realtors are committed to these goals
and to getting something done immediately.
There can be no doubt that stabilizing home
prices and restoring confidence in the housing
market are critical to the recovery of the
economy here in Highlands County.
It is vitally important for President Barack
Obama and Congress to complete a bipartisan
stimulus package focused on housing. The
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 is a good start but much more needs to be
done. It is imperative that the federal
government act immediately encourage
homebuyers to re-enter the market and to stop
families from losing their homes to foreclosure.
Federal "rescue" dollars should be directed
to buy down mortgage rates - a half million
additional homes could be sold if interest rates
were lowered by just one percentage point.
Additionally, banks must find ways to help
prevent foreclosures and unclog the credit
market. These steps are necessary to stabilize
housing and ensure that home values do not


become artificially low, exasperating today's
problems.
Realtors support a $15,000 homebuyer's tax
credit and its expansion to include all
homebuyers, not just first timers. The
elimination of the repayment feature and the
credit extension through December 2009 will
have a meaningful impact for homebuyers.
Reinstating the increased FHA, Fannie and
Freddie loan limits that expired on Dec. 31,
2008 will also help the recovery by increasing
mortgage liquidity. Banks need to begin
lending again.
Without a manufacturing base, Highlands'
economy depends disproportionately on a
healthy housing market. The federal
government, Realtors, lenders and our local city
and county government need to work together
to turn the economy around. President Obama
and Congress will have to move quickly to get
a comprehensive housing recovery plan in
place to protect area families, homes and jobs.
All parties are urged to work together - and
work quickly - to restore confidence in the
housing market and the U.S. financial system.

Editor's note: The above was submitted by Alan
Harmon, president of the Heartland Association of
Realtors; Steve Fruit, chairman of the HAR
Government Affairs Committee; and Brittany
Phypers of the Lake Placid Board ofRealtors.


West Sebring volunteer firefighters make 79 calls
Special to the News-Sun service calls, 20 good intent calls and three
SEBRING - The West Sebring Volunteer false alarms.
Fire Department Inc. made 79 calls in January The department's next monthly board
2009. meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Seventeen calls were for five, 25 for Anyone interested in joining the West Sebring
Rescue/EMS, six hazardous conditions, eight Volunteer Fire Department can call 471-5344.




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

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Additional discounts available.
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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 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.


7320 GarageYard ales
ORGAN Yamaha Electone model # D3R.
Includes bench. Good Condition. $100.
Please call 863-386-4953


Sebring- Leisure Acre Park
Rummage & Bake Sale
Wed. Feb. 11th. 8AM-11AM.
3651 US HWY 27 S. @ Clubhouse.
Crafts, Bake Sale and misc.

7340 Wanted 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


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.
7560 Medical Supplies
75 0V & Equipment
ELECTRIC LIFT
Chauffeur Mobility, $800.
Pleae call 863-471-3418


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats & Motors
'97 20ft Fiesta Pontoon With Too.
45hp, force motor. Fish finder, trolling motor,
generator & lights. Equipped for salt water.
Never been in salt water. Can deliver. $4,995.
Call 863-465-3902.


9000
Transportation


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, MC or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebring, FL. Call 863-382-7666.
Suzuki Burmmon 400 2005 Scooter.
Silvermetallic w/Givi large windshield, also
trunk w/brake light & pin striping. 5,350
miles. Excellent condition. Call 863-453-7027

9400 Automotive Wanted
DONATE YOUR CAR -HELP
CHILDREN WITH CAMP AND EDUCATION -
Quickest Towing. Non-Runners/Title
Problems OK. Free Vacation/Cruise Voucher.
Special Kids Fund
1-866-448-3865

9450 Automotive forSale
1995 Windstar Van $1,500 OBO. 1985 Toyota
Cressida Station Wagon $1,500 080. Good
condition. Call 863-465-6778.
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.


A surveillance camera from the Avon Park Winn Dixie liquor store shows the suspect of a
Jan. 31 robbery. The same person is suspected in a robbery Feb. 4 at the Al Discount
Beverages convenience store on North Lake Avenue and , Feb. 2 robbery in Lake Wales.
Anyone with any information should contact the Avon Patk Police Department of Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.L



APPD investigating



pair of robberies


News-Sun staff reports
AVON PARK - The
police department is
conducting investigations into
two separate business
robberies. The robberies
appear to be similar and
possibly committed by the
same perpetrator. The suspect
is also responsible for at least
one robbery in Lake Wales.
The perpetrator is described
as a male six to six and a half
feet tall, approximately 200
pounds and either black or


Hispanic.
There were no injuries in
either incident.
The first robbery occurred
on Saturday, Jan. 31 at
approximately 11 p.m. at the
Avon Park Winn Dixie liquor
store. During this robbery an
undisclosed amount of money
was taken. Surveillance
cameras at the scene caught
him on tape.
The second robbery
occurred Wednesday at
approximately 7 p.m. at the


Al Discount Beverage
convenience store on North
Lake Avenue. Another sum of
money was taken, and again
the suspect's image was
caught on film.
The Lake Wales robbery
occurred on Feb. 2.
Anyone with information
about these crimes or the
identity of the perpetrator is
asked to contact Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 or.
via www.heartlandcrime
stoppers.com.


Military retiree healthcare


lunch set for Feb. 21


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - For the
past decade, the South Central
Florida Military Officers
Association Chapter has
provided to the military
retirees in the area a Military
Retiree Health Seminar in
conjunction with personnel
from the 6th Medical Group
based at MacDill AFB and
other federal and state health
groups.
Colonel Dennis L. Beatty,
USAF, 6th Medical Group of
the 6th Air Refueling Wing
based at MacDill AFB, will
head a team of medical
personnel. Representatives of
the local VA Outpatient Clinic


and the Highlands County
Veterans Service Office to
present an update of medical
services available to military
retirees and their families.
There will be representatives
available to answer questions
on all levels of TRICARE in
conjunction with Social
Security.
The event will start at noon
Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Avon
Park Air Force Range dining
facility with a luncheon that
precedes the health seminar.
This event is also open to all
veterans as well as former
military personnel as now
employed as civilians working
at the range.


Luncheon cost is $15 per
person or $25 per couple
payable at the door. However'
reservations are required.,
Reservations may be made by
calling one of the following
MOAA members: LTC Mabel
Langland at 314-8432; Capt.
Lou Brough at 655-2344; or
June Felt at (863) 638-1225.
All reservations are due no:
later than Wednesday, Feb.
18.
Based on the military,
requirements at the time, Lt.
Col. Charles McLaughlin,
USAF, the Avon Park AF
Range Commander, has been
limited to give an update on
the operational tempo of the
range.


Fight, robbery result from


attempts to close bar early


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK - While Paul's Harborside
has complained about the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office in the past about parking at the
neighboring boat ramp and their alleged serving
of underage customers, the establishment was in
need of their services Saturday morning.
A call came out at. 2:01 a.m. from the bar
section of the restaurant about a battery and
robbery.
"The owner rented out the bar section for a
private party and I guess the bartender and (co-
owner) attempted to shut down the party 30
minutes early," Lt. Keith Starling said, reading
from the incident report. "One of the subjects
wanted the money back from the bar rental,


which is where the altercation occurred."
The co-owner told the man he couldn't gel
his money back, and that's when he was
allegedly struck in the head.
"After they struck the (co-owner) in the head
they went to the bartender and told him to give
his wallet up," Starling said. "Which he did, and
then the subjects fled the bar prior to law
enforcement arrival."
The co-owner and bartender were reportedly
intoxicated.
No weapon was used, and the co-owner, whc
was allegedly struck several times in the head
refused medical treatment.
"The officer didn't see any signs of any
visible injuries," Starling added.
The case is under investigation.


Strong year for LP Country Fair


7310 Bargain Buys
Avon bottles, box of 17. $10.
Call 863-382-9022
BAGLESS VACUUM
completely cleaned in & out,
new belt. $25. Call 863-4022285.
BIKE Ladies Schwinn, $40. Excellent
condition. 863-452-1332
Bristol dishes, fine china. Made in Japan. Set
of 8 for $30. Call 863-382-9022.
Crochet articles, 5 pieces. $6.00.
Call 863-382-9022.
Dresser w/mirror (dark wood), 52"L X 18"W
X 30"H. $75. Call 863-655-1511.
FORD TAURUS 1994 GL, 4-door, V6 3.0
automatic, A/C, airbags. $500. Please
call 863-664-0229.
FORD TAURUS 1994, V6 3.0, 4 door, auto-
matic, A/C, airbags, $500. Please call 863-
664-0229.
Golf clubs, ladies right handed. Daiwa irons,
big bertha driver, ping putter & bag, all for
$175. Call 863-382-1049.
High rise portable toilet, adjustable walker &
cane. All for $50. Call 863-382-1049.
Lamp, 3 way, hangs on wall, neat. $25.
Call 863-382-1049.
Light fixture, flush mount 13". $10.
Call 863-382-9022.
Magazine rack, maple. Unique. $25.
Call 863-382-1049.
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.
Microwave, Whirpool. $40.
Call 863-382-1049.
MIRROR with frame, $15. Excellent
condition. 863-452-1332.
ORGAN - Large, professional; discon-
necting pedals. $500. 863-471-6976.
Oriental flower arrangements, 4 for $11. Call
863-382-9022.
POOL LADDER Aluminum, fits 5'
pool, $50. Call 863-471-6976.
REFRIGERATOR, Compact, Like new Magic
Chef 4.0 cu ft. Top-of-the-line! Retail value,
$230. My price, $150. Call 863-465-3690.
Refrigerator- Frigidaire. Freezer on top. $50
OBO.863-443-0912.
SCOOTER - Electric, $350.
863-471-6976
SCREEN DOOR (white) 35 3/4" x
80", $20. 863-452-2222.
TILLER Craftsman, 5 hp, rear lines,
$250. Call 863-655-0342.
TOASTER & BAKE OVEN, Excellent
Condition, $12. 863-452-1332
TOOL BOX fits Ford F-150, $200
863-471-6976
WASHER Maytag, super duty, runs
great, $75 080. 863-382-4773, please
leave message.
WOMEN'S CLOTHES Size 3X - 6X, large
variety. $5 each. Call 863-471-6976.
YARD TRAILER 42x30x14, $60.
Please call 863-655-0342.


7320 Garage& YarSales
SEBRING - DON'T MISS THIS HUGE SALE!
2640 Blue Bonnett Dr, off Hammock Rd,
Thurs-Fri-Sat, Feb 12-14, 8:30 am - 2 pm.
Everything in 4BR house + garage must go!
Cash Onlyl
Sebring - Thunderbird Hills Village
2 & 3 Annual Garage Sale, off
Thunderbird Rd. Sat. Feb. 14th.
7:30AM-? Coffee & donuts
in the Clubhouse.
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.


among others.
"Our goal is to break even
while supporting the corre-
sponding art show," Mills
said.
Last year was tough, she
said, as the festival fought
against cold, rainy weather
and Super Bowl Sunday.
"We had lots of last minute
(vendor) cancellations," she
said, and attendance was sub
par.
This year weather started
out cool but by noon was in
the lower 70s with the sun de-
thawing festival patrons from
the previous week of freeze
warnings.


"By the afternoon this
whole place will be crowd-
ed," she said, pointing up a
vendor row. "We draw from
Wauchula, Venus,
Okeechobee, and all the out-
lying parts of the county."
Artwork was displayed at
the nearby Lake Placid
Elementary School, with
shuttles running back and
forth.
Artwork filled the cafete-
ria, with numerous artists
including categories for chil-
dren.
Artists were awarded their:
prizes before press time, but
will be displayed today with;
the corresponding artwork.


Continued from page 1A
churches, service groups and
other community organiza-
tions, there are many who
benefit from the festival, now
in its 43rd year.
"That's the whole idea;
keep the money in the com-
munity," said Carol Mills,
park chairman for the festi-
val.
The festival supports an art
show that saw more than 900
entries in 10 different cate-
gories last year.
This year the number of
categories expanded to 20,
including art, photography,
porcelain and woodcrafts,




wIl


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National Forecast for February 8


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tonight's lows


Regional summary: Mostly sunny and pleasant today. A moonlit sky
tonight Pleasant tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. Tuesday: partly sunny
and pleasant Wednesday and Thursday. partly sunny.


Heat Index
For 3 p m. today
Relative humidity .................. 40%
Expected air temperature ........ 720
Makes it feel like ...................... 720

Weather History ...
An arctic outbreak on Feb. 8, 1835,
dropped the temperature to zero at
Charleston, S.C., and to 8 degrees
at Jacksonville, Fla.



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ant today. Winds east-
northeast 6-12 mph. Expect 6-10
hours of sunshine with average rel-
ative humidity 60% and good drying
conditions.


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rei ...6 or 7, water only on Thursday
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and locations without a
discernible address


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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


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the area today. A few strong thunderstorms will develop by the afternoon over New Mexico and West Texas. Some
showers will push into the Plains as another Pacific storm arrives along the West Coast. Rain will fall during the
afternoon from western Washington to northwestern California. Colder air will arrive in the Midwest behind a cold


Sun and moon.

Today Sunrise ... 7:06 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:14 p.m.
Moonrise .. 5:29 p.m.
Moonset .... 6:18 a.m.
Monday Sunrise ....7:06 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:15 p.m.
Moonrise .. 6:37 p.m.
Moonset .... 7:01 a.m.







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Temperature
(Readings at Archbod Btological Station
In Lake Placid)
High Wednesday ................. 66
Low Wednesday ...................... 28
High Thursday .................... 64
Low Thursday ............ ...... 27
High Friday ......................... ... 53
Low Friday ........ ........... 28
Precipitation
Wednesday ........................ 0.00"
Thursday .......................... 0.00"
Friday ................................ 0.00"
Month to date ................ .... 0.36"
Year to date ..................... 1.09"
Barometer
Wednesday ...................... 30.35
Thursday ........................... 30.54


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Friday .............................. 30.55
Tides
(Readings at St. Petersburg)
High ............. ........ 2:54 p.m.
Low .................... 7:48 a.m.
High ............................... . none
Low ...... ....... ........... 6:25 p.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ............................. 7:30 a.m .
Low ............................ 12:47 a.m.
High ........................... 7:44 p.m.
Low ............ ...... 1:17 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ................ 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee ............. 1328'
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Jacksonville 72 42 s
Key Westi 74 64 a
Miami 76 62 s
Onando 74 49 s
Pensacola 72 52 s
Sarasota 74 52 s
Tallahassee 74 40 s
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58 c Columbus 47 29 pc
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58 42 c LOuisville 56 41 pc
56 46 c Memphis 68 55 c
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Oklahoma City 66 53 c
Philaaelphia 56 29 s
Phoenix 62 49 c
Pittsburgh 48 27 pc
Portland 43 10 pc
Raleigh 68 38 s
Rocnester 40 19 sf
S Louis 50 45 pc
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SPORTS

News-Sun


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
There were some long faces on the Avon Park bench as the waning moments ticked
down in the district semifinal loss to Sarasota Booker.


AP bumped by Booker in



district semifinals


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The
Lady Devils were bumped
from District 10-4A district
play when Booker out paced
them 55-49 in Avon Park
Friday night.
The Lady Devils came
out of the starting gate a lit-
tle sluggish and the Lady
Tornadoes from Booker
took full advantage of the
head start, jumping out 10
points with a 22-12 score
before the first quarter
buzzer.
"That first quarter rattled
us. We knew what to expect,


but we did not match their
intensity. We didn't step
up," said Avon Park head
coach Paulette Daley.
Playing catch-up from the
start, the Devils struggled
for composure before half-
time.
"There were way too
many turnovers. We were
not on our game plan and it
got away from us," Daley
said of the first half-play.
Coming out after the half
with some pep, the Red
Devils fought back to with-
in six points, outscoring the
Tornados in the third by six.
They also kept pace with


Booker, matching them
shot-for-shot in the fourth,
and had a good chance of
making a run for it when
their offensive drive fell
short.
"We slacked off at one
point and we started making
loose passes. We got away
from our game again and it
showed," Daley said.
"This is not how I wanted
my senior year to end,"
Lady Devil Daija Barrett
said after the game.
Barrett would take second
seat to leading scorer
Continued on page 4B


PAGE


" LIVING



Sunday, February 8, 2009



Lady Streaks find




glass slipper


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK - "And the
Cinderella story continues,"
an elated Jerica Moore said
after the game.
That game, of course, was
the District 10-4A semifinal,


as Sebring knocked off yet
another front-runner in top-
pling second-seeded DeSoto,
49-39.
"DeSoto is a very balanced,
team," head coach Mike Lee
said. "With Braden River, we
could really focus on their


two main weapons, but with
DeSoto, they have so many
girls that can beat you. We
made sure we contested
every shot and cut off pene-
tration."
Continued on page 4B


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Jerica Moore, left, and Hannah Shoop run toward center court in celebration after knock-
ing off second-seeded DeSoto, 49-39 to move to the District 10-4A Championship game.
'*r.'-t


MCT photo
Avon Park's Tom Gordon has signed on for at least one
more year, agreeing to a contract Friday with the Arizona
Diamondbacks.

Gordon signs one-year

deal with Arizona


Associated Press
PHOENIX - Relief pitch-
er Tom Gordon of Avon Park
agreed Friday to a $500,000,
one-year contract with the
Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 41-year-old right-han-
der, a member of last sea-
son's World Series champion
Philadelphia Phillies, can
make an additional $2.5 mil-
lion in bonuses based on days
on the active roster.
Gordon was 5-4 with two
saves and a 5.16 ERA last
year. He did not allow a run
in 24 of 34 appearances, but
his season ended in July due
to right elbow inflammation.
Gordon said he's been
throwing and playing catch
for three weeks, with no pain.
He described his elbow as
close to 100 percent.


"I'm grateful that I didn't
have to have Tommy John
surgery and that this didn't
set me back," he said.
Gordon spoke with Phillies
manager Charlie Manuel
before reaching his decision
last week. He told Manuel
that if the Phillies wanted
him to return he would con-
sider it, but that he was look-
ing forward to moving on.
"I wanted to take a chance at
going out West," Gordon said.
He'll. be reunited with
Diamondbacks manager Bob
Melvin, his former teammate
and occasional catcher in
Kansas City.
He also has played lor
Boston, Kansas City.
Houston, the Chicago Cubs,
New York Yankees and
Chicago White Sox.


SFCC Panthers stay perfect

with marathon win
By DAN HOEHNE ,.it . .,-sS -o " - " OE-' .
daniel.hoehne@newssunm.c-onll -1
AVON PARK - The
South Florida Panthers
outlasted the Lakers of
Lake Sumter, 6-4, in a 17-
inning marathon Friday to
move their season record
to a perfect 5-0.
"We did not play great,
but we hung around and
grinded it out," head
coach Rick Hitt said. "'It
was a great game to win."
After giving up an early
lead, Sebring's Ryan ..
Williams tied it at 2-2
with a solo home run, and
starting pitcher Chaz
Abeln saved himself and . -. . i--. --
the team some extra trou- ,
ble by snaring a shot back
up the middle in the fifth Nes-Sun photo b) D -N HOEHNE
to turn a base-hit into an Jerry Neufang makes contact on this swing early in
inning ending double Friday's game against visiting Lake Sumter. He would
play. make even bigger contact later, smashing a two-run,
game-winning home run in the 17th inning to get the
Continued on page 4B Panthers to 5-0.on the season.



Sebring Seniors keep things close


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Tuesday,
Feb. 3 was the only day of
softball play last week for
the Sebring Senior Softball
League at the Highlands
County Sports Complex,
but that only condensed the
excitement as three of the
four games finished with a
one-run deficit.
The game between two
evenly-matched teams, the
Blue Jays and Silent
Salesman, turned out to be
a nail-biter, with the
Salesman winning 9-8.
The Salesman scored
four runs in the first
inning, then the Jays took
the lead in the 5th by a 6-4
score.
The Salesman's bats
heated up again in the 7th
to score five more times.
The Jays scored twice,
bul fell one run short for
the final 9-8 lose.


Setting the pace in hit-
ting for the Salesman were
Mike Jurmu going 2-for-4,
with a double and a triple.
Don Cunningham, Jerry
Johnston, Syd Collins and
Richard Godfrey all went
2-for-4.
Blue Jays top hitters
were Don Sheets and Dick
Schiltz, each banging out a
home run, and Don Day
with a triple.
Another close call was
Highlands Ridge and
Highlands Merchants end-
ing with a 7-6 score in
favor of the Ridge.
Highlands Ridge scored
five runs in the first inning,
scored no more until they
edged out the Merchants in
the bottom of the 8th.
Ridge was trailing by
one run when Dan Smart
started it off with a hit
before Curt Brown drove
in Doug Ebeling for the


win.
Curt Brown's stats were
3-for-4, John Bielman and
Walker Spence both had 2-
for-4 and Dan Smart,
Tommy Gaiowonik and
Doug Ebeling each went 2-
for-3. Ridge also made
some good defensive
efforts in winning the
game.
Highlands Merchants'
contributors were Wayne
Hill hitting 3-for-4.
Bobby Fulcher, Jose
Torres and Bob Roth all
had two hits and Victor
Rodriquez hit a two-run
triple.
Numerous good defen-
sive plays were made and it
was a well pitched game by
Ron Lewis.
The third one-run game
for the day was between
the Rebels and Highlands

Continued on page 4B


Prep Highlights
Highlands Grapplers
send 14 to'Regionals
Highlands ,Count will be
well represented at the State
Wrestling Regionals at
Matanzas High School in
Palm Coast as 10 Avon Park
Red Devils and four Sebring
Blue Streaks took care of
business on the mats to
advance from Thursday's
District Meet in Lake Wales.
The impressi e number of,
SDevil's taking top-four, finish-
es to advance left little'di.pubt
that the team took the overall
district title. the first in school
hislor) after two previous
runner up distinctions.
Making the inp to regionals
for Avon Park are James Bland
(% inner at 160). Kemosi
Hatton ilst. 171), Jace
Grimmett li st. Hki.I. Omar
Torres (lst. I 12. A. n Moore
(1st, 152),. Charles Hubbard
(1st, 145), John Chittum (2nd.
125), .Isuel Guzman (2nd.
215), Josh Sala I3rd. 130) and
Miguel Perkins (3rd, 103).
Moving on for the Blue
Streaks were Dustin
Drummond (1st, 130), Mike
Hutchinson (1st, 135), Shane
Liskey (1st, 215) and Brytton
Williams (4th, Hwt.).
The regional meet takes
place Feb., 13-14 in Palm
Coast, where the Highlands
County horde will look to con-
tinue their trek toward state.
Blue Streaks secure
Senior Night win
In a final warm-up before
the District 10-4A tourna-
ment in Arcadia next week,
Sebring topped county neigh-
bor Lake Placid, 81-62 on
Senior Night.
Lady Dragons take
tourney opener
Lake Placid got off to a
good start as they hosted the
District 10-3A tournament
Friday as Jamaica Gayle
poured in 23 points in a 66-
50 win over Frostproof.
Kaneisha Hamilton added
18 for the victors, who
moved on to the district title
game against McKeel
Academy Saturday night, as
well as secured a spot in the
state regional playoffs.









News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


Page 2B


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 42 10 .808 -
Philadelphia 24 24 .500 16
New Jersey 23 27.460 18
New York 21 28.42919Y%
Toronto 19 33 .365 23
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 37 12 .755 -
Atlanta 29 20 .592 8
Miami 26 22.54210%Y
Charlotte 19 30.388 18
Washington 10 40 .20027%
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 39 9 .813 -
Detroit 26 21 .55312%
Milwaukee 24 28 .462 17
Chicago 22 28 .440 18
Indiana 20 31 .39220%Y
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 33 15 .688 -
New Orleans 29 18 .617 3%
Houston 30 20 .600 4
Dallas 29 20 .592 4Y2
Memphis 13 36.26520%Y
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 34 16 .680 -
Portland 30 19.612 3%
Utah 29 22 .569 5Y%
Minnesota 17 31 .354 16
Oklahoma City 12 38.240 22
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 40 9 .816 -
Phoenix 27 21 .56312%
Golden State 16 35.314 25
L.A. Clippers 11 39 .22029%
Sacramento 11 40 .216 30

Thursday's Games
Philadelphia 99, Indiana 94
L.A. Lakers 110, Boston 109, OT
Utah 115, Dallas 87
Friday's Games
Atlanta 102, Charlotte 97
Indiana 107, Orlando 102
Boston 110, New York 100
New Orleans 101, Toronto 92
Denver 124, Washington 103
L.A. Clippers 126, Memphis 105
Oklahoma City 102, Portland 93
Utah 111, Sacramento 107
Phoenix 115, Golden State 105
Saturday's Games
Miami at Philadelphia, late
L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, late
Denver at New Jersey, late
Toronto at Memphis, late
Detroit at Milwaukee, late
Chicago at Dallas, late
Minnesota at Houston, late
Sunday's Games
San Antonio at Boston, 1 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.
Charlotte at Miami, 6 p.m.
New York at Portland, 6 p.m.
Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Utah at Golden State, 9 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
*New Jersey 33 16 3 69164131
'N.Y. Rangers 29 19 5- 63135 146
:Philadelphia 26 15 9 61160148
,Pittsburgh 26 23 5 57 167 165
N.Y. Islanders 16 30 5 37128173
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
'Boston 39 8 6 84185117
-Montreal 29 17 6 64160148
'.Buffalo 28 20 5 61 159145
.Toronto 19 24 9 47152191
Ottawa 17 25 8 42119147
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
:Wyashington 33 16 4 70175154
'-Florida 25 18 8 58145143
"Carolina 26 22 5 57135154
Tampa Bay 17 24 11 45133164
.'Atlanta 18 30 5 41151187
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 33 11 7 73188151
Chicago 29 13 8 66169126
.Nashville 25 24 3 53127144
Columbus 24 23 5 53139150
St. Louis 21 24 6 48146160
Northwest Division
SW L OTPtsGF GA
:Calgary 30 17 4 64160153
Edmonton 26 22 3 55141155
.Minnesota 26 22 3 55131116
:5Vancouver 23 20 8 54 147149
Colorado 25 26 1 51 145159
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 36 7 6 78170116
Anaheim 26 24 5 57154155
.Dallas 25 19 7 57158163
'Phoenix 24 24 5 53134157
'los Angeles 22 21 7 51 131 141
Two points for a win, one point for
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Thursday's Games
'Boston 4, Ottawa 3, SO
Los Angeles 5, Washington 4
Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 2
Nashville 4, Anaheim 2
7Edmonton 2, St. Louis 1, SO
'Colorado 3, Dallas 2
Chicago 5, Calgary 2
Carolina 4, San Jose 3, SO
Friday's Games
.Buffalo 3, Montreal 2
-New Jersey 5, Atlanta 1
'Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 1
*.Nashville 2, Minnesota 0
;Dallas 10, N.Y. Rangers 2
Saturday's Games
7Philadelphia at Boston, late
"Anaheim at Calgary, late
Edmonton at Detroit, late
Buffalo at Ottawa, late


Toronto at Montreal, late
San Jose at Columbus, late
Florida at Washington, late
'Los Angeles at New Jersey, late
N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, late
Colorado at St. Louis, late
Carolina at Phoenix, late
Chicago at Vancouver, late
Sunday's Games
,Detroit at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m.
Edmonton at Minnesota, 3 p.m.
,Philadelphia at Atlanta, 3 p.m.


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AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
1 pm. NASCAR - Daytona 500 Qualifying ..... FOX
6:30 p.m. NHRA - Kragen O'Reilly Winternationals . . ESPN2


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Purdue at Illinois. ................... CBS
1 p.m. Alabama at LSU. ................... .. 38
1:30 p.m. North Carolina St at Virginia Tech ....... 44
MONDAY
7 p.m. West Virginia at Pittsburgh .......... ESPN
9 p.m. Kansas at Missouri ................. ESPN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Michigan St at Michigan ............ ESPN
7:30 p.m. Marquette at Villanova ............. ESPN2
9 p.m. Florida at Kentucky................. ESPN


1 p.m.
3 p.m.
9:30 p.m.


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


GOLF
SUNDAY
PGA - Buick Invitational ............ GOLF
PGA - Buick Invitational .............. CBS
PGA - Buick Invitational ............ GOLF


NBA
SUNDAY
San Antonio at Boston ............... ABC
L.A. Lakers at Cleveland ............. ABC
New Jersey at Orlando ............... SUN
Phoenix at Detroit ........ ......... ESPN


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
2 p.m. Ohio St at Michigan St................ ESPN2
3 p.m. Mississippi at South Carolina.......... SUN
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ............... ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Nashville at Dallas, 6 p.m.


1. Connecticut (21-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Michigan, Saturday, late.
2. Oklahoma (22-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Colorado, Saturday, late. ,&
3. North Carolina (20-2) did rl lay.
Next: vs. Virginia, Saturday, late.
4. Duke (19-3) did not play. Next: vs.
Miami, Saturday, late.
5. Louisville (17-4) did not play. Next:
at St. John's, Sunday.
6. Pittsburgh (20-2) did not play. Next:
at DePaul, Saturday, late.
7. Wake Forest (17-3) did not play.
Next: vs. Boston College, Sunday.
8. Marquette (20-3) lost to South
Florida 57-56. Next: at No. 17 Villanova,
Tuesday.
9. Xavier (20-2) did not play. Next: at
Duquesne, Saturday, late.
10. Clemson (19-2) did not play. Next:
vs. Florida State, Saturday, late..
11. Butler (20-2) did not play. Next: at
Wright State, Saturday, late.
12. Purdue (17-5) did not play. Next: at
No. 23 Illinois, Sunday.
13. Michigan State (18-4) did not play.
Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday, late.
14. Memphis (19-3) did not play. Next:
at No. 18 Gonzaga, Saturday, late.
15. UCLA (18-4) did not play. Next: vs.
Notre Dame, Saturday, late.
16. Texas (15-6) did not play. Next: at
Nebraska, Saturday, late.
17. Villanova (18-4) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 20 Syracuse, Saturday, late.
18. Gonzaga (17-4) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 14 Memphis, Saturday, late.
19. Minnesota (18-4) did not play. Next:
at Ohio State, Saturday, late.
20. Syracuse (18-5) did not play. Next:
at No. 17 Villanova, Saturday, late.
21. Kansas (18-4) did not play. Next:
vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday, late.
22. Washington (16-6) did not play.
Next: at Stanford, Sunday.
23. Illinois (18-5) did not play. Next: vs.
No. 12 Purdue, Sunday.
24. Arizona State (17-5) did not play.
Next: at Oregon State, Saturday, late.
25. Utah State (22-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Louisiana Tech, Saturday, late.
Friday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Columbia 74, Penn 63
Dartmouth 63, Brown 61, OT
Fairfield 65, Canisius 51
Niagara 73, St. Peter's 55
Princeton 61, Cornell 41
Yale 87, Harvard 66
SOUTH
Belmont 87, Campbell 84
South Florida 57, Marquette 56


No. 1 Connecticut (22-0) did not play.
Next: at Marquette, Saturday, late.
No. 2 Oklahoma (19-2) did not play.
Next: at Oklahoma State, Sunday.
No. 3 California (19-2) beat Washington
70-40. Next: at Washington State,
Sunday.
No. 4 Duke (19-2) did not play. Next: at
No. 8 North Carolina, Monday.
No. 5 Louisville (21-2) did not play.
Next: vs. West Virginia, Saturday, late.
No. 6 Auburn (22-1) did not play. Next:
at Alabama, Sunday.
No. 7 Stanford (18-4) beat Washington
State 76-46. Next: at Washington,
Sunday.
No. 8 Baylor (18-3) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 18 Kansas State, Saturday, late.
No. 8 North Carolina (20-3) did not
play. Next: vs. No. 3 Duke, Monday.
No. 10 Texas A&M (17-4) did not play.
Next: vs. Nebraska, Sunday.
No. 11 Florida (21-2) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 12 Tennessee, Sunday.
No. 12 Tennessee (17-5) did not play.
Next: at No. 11 Florida, Sunday.
No. 13 Maryland (18-4) did not play.
Next: at Boston College, Monday.


No. 14 Ohio State (19-3) did not
play.Next: at Michigan State, Sunday.
No. 15 Florida State (19-5) did not play.
Next: at Miami, Sunday.
No. 16 Texas (16-5) did not play. Next:
vs. Texas Tech, Sunday.
No. 17 Virginia (18-5) did not play.
Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Sunday.
No. 18 Kansas State (19-2) did not
play. Next: at No. 8 Baylor, Saturday,
late.
No. 19 Notre Dame (16-5) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 25 DePaul, Sunday.
No. 20 Vanderbilt (17-6) did not play.
Next: at Kentucky, Sunday.
No. 21 Iowa State (17-4) did not play.
Next: at Colorado, Saturday, late.
No. 22 Pittsburgh (17-4) did rot play.
Next: at Rutgers, Tuesday.
No. 23 Xavier (19-4) did not play. Next:
Sat Richmond, Saturday, late.
No. 24 South Dakota State (21-2) did
not play. Next: at Western Illinois,
Saturday, late.
No. 25 DePaul (18-5) did not play. Next:
at No. 19 Notre Dame, Sunday.
Friday's Women's Major
Basketball Scores
EAST
Canisius 68, Marist 60
Columbia 77, Penn 57
Dartmouth 58, Brown 27
Fairfield 67, Rider 65
Harvard 70, Yale 63
Manhattan 77, Niagara 58
Princeton 75, Cornell 56
Siena 65, Loyola, Md. 46
St. Peter's 57, lona 52
SOUTH
Louisiana Tech 70, Idaho 60
MIDWEST
Butler 58, Wright St. 45
Creighton 74, Missouri St. 61
Detroit 62, Valparaiso 47
Drake 65, Wichita St. 50
FAR WEST
Boise St. 79, New Mexico St. 77, OT
California 70, Washington 40
Fresno St. 63, Nevada 60
Stanford 76, Washington St. 46


BASEBALL
American League
BOSTON RED SOX-Agreed to terms
with C Jason Varitek on a one-year con-
tract. Announced 1B-OF Jeff Bailey had
refused an outright assignment to
Pawtucket and elected free agency, then
agreed to a minor league contract.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Named Kevin
Seltzer hitting coach.
TEXAS RANGERS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Jason Jennings on a minor
league contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Agreed to
terms with LHP Ken Takahashi on a
minor league contract.
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Tom Gordon on a one-
year contract.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS-Agreed to
terms with LHP Randy Wolf on a one-
year contract.
NEW YORK METS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Elmer Dessens and LHP
Heriberto Ruelas on minor league con-
Stracts.
BASKETBALL
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-Named Henry
Bibby and Damon Stoudamire assistant
coaches.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-Named Larry
Coye defensive coordinator and Ray
Rychleski special teams coordinator.
Promoted wide receivers coach Clyde
Christensen to assistant head coach.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS-Named Todd
Haley coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS-Reassigned LW
Drew Miller to Iowa (AHL).
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Recalled


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park




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Lake Placid


MONDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto, vs. Hardee, 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball at DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictTournament, DeSoto, vs. Sebring, 6 p.m.Baseball
hosts First Pitch Classic, vs. Clewiston, 7:30 p.m.; Softball vs. Booker, 6:30 p.m.;
Wrestling at Regionals, Evangelical Christian, Fort Myers, Noon.


MONDAY: Baseball at DeSoto Classic,TBA; Softball at Moore Haven, 5/7 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto Cassic,TBA
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictTourament, McKeel,TBA; Softball vs. Immokalee,
5:30/7:30 p.m.


TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto, vs. Booker, 6 p.m.; Softball
at Hardee, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at First Pitch Classic, Avon Park, vs. Clewiston, 7 p.m.; Softball at
LaBelle, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictToumament, DeSoto, vs. Avon Park, 6 p.m.; Baseball
Sebring at First Pitch Classic, Avon Park, vs. Pasco, 5 p.m.; Softball vs. Moore Haven, 5/7 p.m.


SFCC


TODAY: Baseball at Eckerd College, double-header, 1 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball atWebber International, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball vs. Brevard C.C., 5 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball vs. Indian River C.C., 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Seminole C.C., 12 p.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


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.
The 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 available.
Previous five event have resulted in a
full field of players, so early registration
is encouraged.

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 benefit a scholarship fund
for junior golfers 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.
Call Donna Stanley at 441-4897 or
Frank Peterson at 382-9541 for more
information.


Panther volleyball signs trio


Courtesy photo
On Feb. 4, Lake Placid High School and South Florida Community College dual
enrollment student Kaneisha Hamilton signed with Coach Crawford and SFCC's
Panther Volleyball. Hamilton's mother Subrina and brother Quashaun were also
present at the contract signing. The signing was one of three the Lady Panthers had
recently, after also getting commitments from DeSoto's Kalee Schlabach and Nature
Coast Technical's Kayla Bailey for the 2009 season.


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News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


Lady Streaks secure spot in state playoffs


Continued from 1B
It was the defense again
that set the tone from the
get-go as the Lady Streaks
broke out to an 8-0 lead
early on.
The Bulldogs made a
push, but two scores from
Maxime Copley and Hannah
Shoop kept them at bay for
an 18-10 lead after one.
Sebring's defense grew
even more stingy in the sec-
ond period, surrendering
just five DeSoto points
while Shannon Williams tal-
lied six of her own to help
build the lead to 28-15 at the
half.
Again, a push was made
in the third, but Williams
came up big, answering
back with three more buck-
ets.
The Lady Bulldogs hurt
themselves at the line, miss-
ing all six foul shots in the
quarter, only allowing them
to cut three off the lead,
making it 36-26 going .into
the final eight minutes.
"They are a very aggres-
sive. athletic, physical
team," Lee said. "Their
defense stepped it up in the
fourth and we lost compo-
'sure a little bit with some
bad passing, but the girls
came together."
The composure seemed


like it would take a big hit
when Shoop picked up her
fifth foul with 4:26 left to go
in the game and DeSolo
creeping back into it.
"I couldn't show it. but
that worried me,'' Lee said.
"She's our Ms. Everything,
always knowing where to
be, what to do. But it was up
to the rest of the team to
pick her up."
And the team knew that
immediately within them-
selves.
"We said, let's hold on
and get this one for
Hannah," Zykeria Dawkins
commented.
It was 40-32 at the time
Shoop left, and the Streaks
had to hold on tight.
After a trade of buckets
and free throws, a long three
cut it to 43-38 with 1:34 left,
but at that stage, the Sebring
girls knew the situation.
"At a certain point, we
knew they were either going
for the steal or fouling us,"
Moore said. "So we just had
to hold on to the ball."
Making a few more might
have made it a bit easier
going down the stretch, as
the Streaks hit just 6-of-14,
but Dawkins and Tangie
McCullors each went 2-for-
2 at key junctures to keep


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Hannah Shoop pulled down 11 rebounds Friday night,
but fouled out with 4:26 to go in the game. Her team-
mates, though, picked up the slack and held off DeSoto
for a trip to the District title game.


the Bulldogs at arms length.
"I give the girls' little
motivational cards before
each game," Lee said. "The
one for today's game
stressed teamwork and that
was what got us through
tonight. Every girl working
with each other, for each
other. I couldn't be more
proud of them."
The win moves Sebring
into the District
Championship. not an unfa-
miliar place for the program,


but a big step for a young
team that struggled to a 2-10
district record.
And moving to the cham-
pionship secures the team a
spot in the state regional
playoffs.
Lee said all through the
season that the goal was to
be playing their best at the
end of the season.
And because his team has
reached that goal, the end of
the season just got put off a
little further.


South Florida keeps the winning wagon rolling


Continued from IB
Back and forth it went
from there, each team tally-
ing two more runs in regula-
tion before a bullpen battle
that kept putting zero's on
the scoreboard.
SFCC's Austin Gaines
went six -innings of relief,
striking out seven to pick up
the win, after catcher Jerry
Neufang unloaded on a pitch




Sebring

Seniors
Continued from 1B
Independent Bank with a
"final score of 13-12.
The Bank was in the lead
for four innings with a score
of 6-0 before the Rebels mus-
tered seven runs to take the
lead.
The score then went back
and forth until the Rebels
pulled out the victory.
For the Rebels, Les Reab
hit 3-for-4 with a home run,
Jim Munroe was 4-for-4 and
going 3-for-4 were Jack
Grosso, Tony Caristo, Jerry
Mattis and "Moose" Torn
Morrissette.
Hitting 3-for-3 were Diz
Jones, Stan Turl and Jim
Strietzel.
The Bank played a very
respectful game and is show-
ing signs of real improve-
ment.
SThe only wide-spread
score was between Royal
Palms and Aluminum
Discount with the Palms
coming out on top with a 14-
4 win.
Doug Hammond went 4-
for-4 with a home run, driv-
,ing in three.
SDiscount Aluminum's
James Gilbert hit a home run,
driving- in three runs and
Robert Fox was 3-for-3 and
Paul Stevenson went 2-for-3.


with a runner on in the bot-
tom of the 17th for the
game-winner.
"It was a great game to be a
part of, especially early in the
year as we continue to find
out more about our club," Hitt
said. "I am happy for our
guys, they just kept playing."
And they just keep on win-
ning, having shut out the
Webber International B team.
8-0, on Thursday.
Freshman Matt Fuglesang
picked up his first collegiate
win with five shutout
innings of two-hit ball.
Leading the potent


Panther offense in the win
were lead-off man Ethan
Lovell with two hits, two
walks and two runs scored.
Avon Park's Matt Devlin
went three-for-three with
two runs and two RBI while
Pete Hernandez had two
base-knocks and an RBI.
"Again, our hitters did a
good job of bunching some
quality at-bats together to
score eight runs." Hitt said.
"Pitching-wise, four guys
combining for a four-hit
shutout requires you play
quality defense and we did.
that again tonight. We have


not allowed an earned run in
the last 26 innings, and that
says a great deal about what
type of approach our guys are
taking to playing defense."
Good pitching, smart
defense and a timely hitting
offense - all the makings of
winning baseball.
A trend the team hoped to
continue with double-head-
ers Saturday and Sunday at
Clearwater Christian and
Eckerd, respectively, before
heading to Webber for a
contest on Monday to finish
out a busy, opening nine
days of the season.


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Lady Panthers scratch back to:

break-even with sweep


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Allie Fried rips a double to right-center Thursday as the
Lady Panthers got back to .500 with a two-game sweep of
visiting Lake Sumter.



Lady Devils season

ends a little short


Continued front 1B
Johnequa Perry for Avon
Park.
Barrett would have 12
points and Perry would end
the night with a respectable
15.
"They had the intensity,
and they were shooting well
from the outside," Barrett
said. "We just could not exe-
cute and pull it out. We lost
our composure in the first
quarter and could not seem to
catch-up."
Beonca Godfrey, leading
lay-up artist for the Red
Devils, fouled out early in
the fourth, and that took
away some of the drive for
Avon Park.
"It hurt some when Beonca


fouled out in the fourth, and
we slacked ,a bit after that,'
said Barrett.
"They just wanted it movie
than we did," senior
Brearnna Tate said.
Tate would net 10 for the
Devils.
"We were in too big i
hurry in that first quarter, and
we made a lot of crazy mis-
takesm," Tate summed upi
"We fought to the end, but-it
was too-little-too Ilate by
.then."
But though it ended up
short of a state playoff
appearance, it was a stand:
out year for. the Lady Devils;
wracking up a 7-5 district.
record with their"tenacious
play all season.


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Page 5B


- Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for
the upcoming week of
February 9-13 include:

S HIGH SCHOOLS
SMonday
, Breakfast - French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, assorted
j ices, apple, choice of milk.
' Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
:wich, spaghetti and meat
sauce, garlic toast, chef
salad, crispy chicken Caesar,
turkey and cheese sub, dill
stack, carrots and dip, string
cheese, french fries, corn,
cherry extreme fruit, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
diced peaches, chocolate chip
cookie, choice of milk.
Tuesday
SBreakfast - Chicken bis-
Puit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, mandarin
oranges, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, MaxStix, dipping
sauce, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, ham and
cheese sub, dill stack, tossed
salad, green beans, mashed
potatoes, potato chips, pep-
per gravy, string cheese,
apple extreme fruit, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juices,
fruit cocktail cup, cut fresh
fruit, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, banana,
pineapple cup, choice of
milk.
- Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, hot and
spicy chicken sandwich,
Uncrustable peanut butter
and jelly sandwich, sweet
and sour chicken and rice,
chef salad, southwestern
chicken salad, hoagie sub,
white rice, dill stack, broc-
coli, carrots and dip, string
cheese, french fries, cherry
extreme fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, applesauce, peach
'crisp, assorted juices, choice
bf milk.
Thursday
SBreakfast - Breakfast
pizza, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, fresh Florida
oranges, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, tacos with toppers,
salsa, yellow rice, chef salad,
crispy chicken Caesar, ham
and cheese sub, dill stack,
seasoned potato cubes, potato
chips, corn cobbettes, string
cheese, tossed salad, assorted
juices, apple extreme fruit,
assorted fresh fruit, fruit
cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast - Sausage bis-
cuit, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken tenders, dinner
roll, chef salad, crispy chick-
en salad, turkey and cheese
sub, dill stack, carrots and


dip, string cheese, french
fries, green beans, diced
peaches, assorted juices,
diced peaches, assorted fresh
fruit, cherry extreme fruit,
Rice Krispie Treats, choice of
milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk. Breakfast on


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the Patio: Sausage biscuit,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Btirger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, chef salad, crispy
chicken Caesar, turkey and
cheese sub, spaghetti with
meat sauce, garlic breadstick,
dill stack, seasoned potato
cubes, corn, string cheese,
assorted juices, diced peach-
es, assorted fresh fruit,
chocolate chip cookie, choice
of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, ham and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, MaxStix, dip-
ping sauce, dill stack,
mashed potatoes, chicken
gravy, carrots and dip, green
beans, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, cut fresh fruit,
fruit cocktail cup, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Assorted cereal bars, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, hot and spicy
chicken sandwich, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, south-
western chicken salad, sweet
and sour chicken and rice,
white rice, dill stack, baked
french fries, broccoli, string
cheese, assorted fresh fruit,
applesauce, peach crisp,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast - Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, ham and cheese sub,
chef salad, chicken Caesar
salad, tacos with toppers,
salsa, yellow rice, dill stack,
corn, carrots and dip, assort-
ed juices, assorted fresh fruit,
fruit cocktail cup, cut fresh
fruit, choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast - Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Sausage biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken, ten-
ders, dinner roll, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, dill stack,
tossed salad, carrots and dip,
potato chips, string cheese,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, diced peaches,
Rice Krispie Treats, choice of
milk.

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, diced
peaches, chilled fruit juices,
choice of milk. Breakfast in


the Classroom: Reese's Puffs
cereal, string cheese, apple
juice, milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
cheeseburger on bun, scal-


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loped potatoes, corn cob-
bettes, dill stack, chilled fruit
juices, chocolate chip cook-
ie, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, chilled fruit
juices, banana, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Sausage biscuit,
apple, hard cooked egg, giant
graham, chocolate milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad, bar-
becue pork on bun, Goldfish
crackers, cinnamon bears,
pineapple cup, chilled fruit
juices, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, chilled fruit juices,
mandarin oranges, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Hard cooked
egg, giant graham, sausage
biscuit, grape juice, milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
sliced turkey roast, dinner
roll, mashed potatoes, brown
gravy, buttered peas and car-
rots, peach cup, brownie,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast - Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, chilled fruit
juices, pineapple cup, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Strawberry pop-
tart, string cheese, chicken
biscuit, banana, chocolate
milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, hot-
dog on bun, potato chips,
green beans, sliced pears,
glazed cinnamon roll, chilled
fruit juices, choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast - Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, chilled fruit juices,
fresh Florida oranges, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Chicken biscuit,
strawberry pop-tart, string
cheese, apple juice, milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, Mama
Sofia's pepperoni pizza,
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza,
tossed salad, orange glazed
carrots, apple, chilled fruit
juices, choice of milk.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, cheeseburger on bun,
scalloped potatoes, corn cob-
bettes, chocolate chip cook-
ie, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, barbecue pork on bun,
carrots and dip, pineapple
cup, cinnamon bears, choice
of milk.
Wednesday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, sliced turkey roast,
dinner roll, mashed potatoes,
brown gravy, buttered peas
and carrots, diced peaches,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, hot-dog on bun, potato
chips, green beans, mandarin
oranges, glazed cinnamon
roll, choice of milk.


Friday
SLunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, Mama Sofia's pepper-
oni pizza, tossed salad,
apple, vanilla clodhoppers,
choice of milk.


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

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid
has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m.
Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests
only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call
471-1448.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the
lounge from 2-8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the
pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m.
Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members
and qualified guests only.
* Lions Club will have country and blue-
grass music from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, .
instead of at the Shriners. Bands featured
on alternate Sundays will be Just Country
and Memory Makers. For information, call
471-2288.
* Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5
p.m. in second floor conference room No. 3 at
SFlorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center,
4200 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details,
call 385-4277. No dues, fees or weigh-ins.
For details on the organization, go to
wwwoa.org.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at
2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers
NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m.
Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m.
Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880
serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and
plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224
County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For
details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300
plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m.
at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At A
Time group meets for a closed discussion at
9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun 'N Lakes
Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891.
* Alzheimer's Association Support Group
meets at 2 p.m. at the Oaks of Avon, 1010
U.S. 27 North, Avon Park. For details, call
385-3444.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church, 660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863) 687-3800.
* American Legion Post 74 Sons of
Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets
at 7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528
N. Pine St., Sebring. Happy hour from 4-6
p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Bruce L. Simpson Post 21 meets
7 p.m. second Monday, at the post, 2027 U.S.
27 South, Sebring, behind the Allstate build-
ing. For details, call 385-0234.
* Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34
Central Ave., Lake Placid.
* Bridge Club of Sebring (American
Contract Bridge Club) plays duplicate games
at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring.
For details, call 385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary)
meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27 across from
Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. Civilian volun-
teers, both adults and youth from ages 12-21,
are welcome. For details, call 385-1234 or e-
mail 2capers@earthink.net.
* Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group
meets the second Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. in
the Florida Hospital Heartland Division
Diabetes Center, 4023 Sun 'N Lake. Call 402-
0177 for more information.
* Diabetes Support Group meets the sec-
ond and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in
Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in
Sebring. Call 402-0177 for guest speaker list.
* Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch
meets at noon second Monday at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. For details, call 382-
0481.
* Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance
Club meets the second and fourth Monday at
the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association
clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the
street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held
every month until April 2008. Classes are
being started now in the Sebring and Lake
Placid area. For more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at
wwwsamdun.net.
* Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is
offering pony rides every Monday and


Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather per-
mitting. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006
for more information. All proceeds raised sup-
port our free equine assisted riding program
for adults and children with special needs,
which resumes in September.
* Heartland Riders Association meets at 6
p.m. second Monday at the Sebring Chamber
of Commerce Welcome Center in Village
Plaza (across from Sebring Gate Station). For
details, call 402-1165.
* Highlands County Concert Band rehears-
es 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High
School band room. Experienced musicians


are welcome. Vic Anderson and Colorado
Paniagua conducting. Call 314-8877.
* Highlands County Homeowners
Association meets the second Tuesday of
each month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country
Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive
in Sebring.
* Highlands County Parkinson's Support
Group meets at 1 p.m. second Monday at the
Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta
Road, Sebring. For details, call 453-6589 or
452-2053.
* Highlands County Rotary Club meets at
6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce
Street, Sebring.
* Highlands County Sewing Group meets
from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring.
For details, call 402-6540.
* Highlands Delta Chorale Singers meet at
7 p.m. every Monday at Sebring Church of
the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. New
members are welcomed. Call 314-9754 or
655-0278.
* Highlands Sertoma Club meets at noon,
Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring.
* Highlands Woodcarvers Club meets at 6
p.m. second Monday at Highlands Art
League, 351 W. Center Ave., Sebring. For
more details, call Sandy Kohan at 414-1363
or Norm Pelland at 465-5510.
* Hope Hospice free grief support group
meets at 2 p.m. at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park.
* Insulin Pump Support Group meets from
3-4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every
month in conference Room 3 of Florida
Hospital. This group is open to all insulin
pump wearers, their families and anyone who
is interested in knowing more about insulin
pumps. Pre-registration is not required. For
information, call 402-0177.
* Lake Placid Art League will have classes
in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From
1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric
Painting at the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge
from 2-9 p.m. at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m. Burgers and
wings served from 5-7 p.m. Live music is from
4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7 p.m. with sign up at
6:30 p.m. It is open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10
a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m.
Open to members and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group
meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday
at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27
South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a
self-help group for families and friends of
alcoholics, call 385-5714.
* Loyal Order of Moose, Highlands County
Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park.
Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut
at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone
Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler
Ave. in Avon Park, near the First
Congregational Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630.
More information on other meetings and
events at www.naflheartland.org.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30
p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid
Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No
meetings from end of May to October. For
details, call 465-4888.
* Rotary Club of Highlands County meets
at 6:15 p.m. For details, call Darrell Peer at
385-0107.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers
meet at 7 p.m. second Monday. Pizza and
darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge
open from 12-7 p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
M Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back
side of Sebring Public Library building on
Lake Jackson. For information, call 417-2522.
* Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas
Hold 'em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth
Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef
franks and Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream
shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL 632,
Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship
hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Jean
Ottoway at 655-3673 or Barbara Mason at
465-0132.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880
euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621
East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-
5444.
* Woman's Club of Sebring meets at noon
on the second Monday for a dessert lunch, :
from October through May, at the clubhouse,
4260 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details,
call 471-1904 or 471-2425.


TUESDAY
* Aging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd
Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope
Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown
bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon.:
Contact Debbie Slade at 382-2134
* Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discus-
sion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union
Congregational Church; 105 N. Forest Ave.,
Avon Park. Parking available south of old
church.
* American Ex-POW Highlands County
Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-
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ARTS & LEISURE


News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


SFCC MOFAC presents Water and Wood through Feb. 26
Special to tile News-Sun
AVON PARK - South Florida Community
College's Museum of Florida Art and Culture
(MOFAC) is presenting its third exhibit of the
2008-09 season, Water and Wood. The exhibit
will be on view through Feb. 26.
Painter Jean Blackburn will exhibit her use of
rhythm and color in her Myaaka River series.
Blackburn is currently a painting instructor at the
Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota.
In 2008, she was selected to attend the fall
artist's residency at the renown Ucross
Foundation Ranch in Wyoming. She has exhibit-
ed her works throughout Florida.
Self-taught woodturner John Penrod creates
the majority of his works out of recovered or sal-
vaged native Florida wood including Norfolk
Island pine, West Indies Rosewood, and
Grapefruit wood. He has received numerous
awards for his work and has exhibited his work
at shows across the country.
The exhibit will also feature the Highlands
County Woodcarvers Invitational. Local wood-
carvers Bill Snyder, Chuck Thomas, and Dan
Daszek will display their carvings. A meet and
greet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
SFCC MOFAC is open to the public from ' o~ .-�,i
12:3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, one
hour prior to each Artist and Matinee series per-
formance, and by appointment for group tours.
For more information about the museum and its
exhibits and workshops or to request a museum
tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, Courtesy photos
at ext. 7240 at 453-6661, 465-5300, 773-2252, or Submerged Frond (left) and Submerged Log (right) by Jean Blackburn is one of the items to be featured in South Florida Community
494-7500. College's Museum of Florida Art and Culture's third exhibit of the 2008-09 season, Water and Wood.


Lake Placid Art League's 22nd Show and Sale a huge success


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - The Lake
Placid Art League's 22nd Art Show
and Sale, held last week at the Bert J.
Harris Jr. Agriculture Center in
Sebring, brought artists from many
states and towns in Florida to exhib-
it and sell their artwork: They com-
peted for cash awards and ribbons
provided by numerous supporters.
The art show was free and door
prizes were awarded every 30 min-
utes from donations by the
exhibitors. Art League members
served to promote the event, volun-
teering to sponsor the event and
work at the art show.
In addition, 10 Lake Placid Art
League members and one exhibitor


donated art pieces for the drawing,
which was held at the end of the
show. The following are the artists
and the winners of their art:
* Rose Besch's painting was won
by Pat Ladd of Golf Hammock.
* Burke and Carter Even's
giclees were won by Morris Seiter.
* Barb Wade's sunflowers were
won by Mary McClinton of Lake
Placid.
* Chila. Smith's trees landscape
was won by Bob McMitlarz of
Chicago.
* Carl Dunn's horse carving was
won by Linda Fames, a horse lover
of Lake Placid.
* Maria Lorant's decorative fan
was won by Olga Algarin of Placid


Lakes.
* Revi Guzauskas' landscape
with a young girl was won by
Darlene Francis.
* Marsha Penn's butterfly and
greenery was won by a student of
hers, Suz Kalan.
* Don Kah's mixed media was
won by Avon Park's Donn Palmer,
an artist himself.
* Maria Hagg's pelican photog-
raphy was won by Lynn Waldon of
Lake Placid.
* Louise Weiss's quail painting
was won by Bill Cook.
Professional Awards at the Lake
Placid Art Show and Sale went to:
* Best of Show - Don Kah,
Mixed Media.


* Parrish Environmental - Betty
Miley, Digital Photography of
endangered species.
* First Places: Jan Fetters, Alice
Hansen, Roy McLendon Jr.,
Llewellyn Rinald, Jinsbeng Song,
William Underwood and Leland
Williams.
* Second Places: Barbara
Alderman, Rose Besch, J. Harry
Canfield, Albert Gilewicz, Marsha
Penn, Jack Sullivan and Barbara
Wade.
* Third Places: Essie Gouveia,
Gregory Jones, Agnes Laiosa, Don
Nedobeck, Jennie Novak, Barbara
Raymond and Ginger Watson.
* Honorable Mentions: Heather
Baucum, Shirley Couture, Burke &


Carter Even, Bud Kelch, Max and
Antonia Leirher, Judie Trotter,
Michael and Laurie Weise.
Lake Placid High School awards
were won by the following:
* Best of Show - Stepharie
McPeek.
* Tobler Award - Priscilla
Restagno.
* First Places: Wendy Osequera
and Michael Trujillo.
* Second Places: Jacqueline
Collins and Corey Johns.
* Third Places: Jacqueline
Collins and Alex Malby Thorpe.
* Honorable Mentions: Ali
Baker, Andreas Bert, Ashley Green,
Tess Lundy, Angelica Olson and
Kalyn Salgueiro.


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Limpkin makes a frightful call


SWelcome to our roost!
Many years ago, when we
First heard the cry of our
subjectt bird, we thought
,some woman was crying out
0or help. Our guide on that
S*particular field trip laid our
Sears to rest when he said,
;,'Please do not be afraid.
,' What you hear is a
ALimpkin."
i And that is our subject
';bird (Aramus guarauna)
: today, also bearing the
.:1ames Courlan and Crying
I;bird. , .::: ' .
r This unique call, a rau-
:ous, kurr-r-ee-ow, kurr-r-ee-
vw, kurr-r-ee-ow is given
mostly at night, but can be
.jieard in the early morning
ourss as well.
, Here, indeed, is one of the
Strangest of North American
birdsrd, and in this country
*.practically the entire popula-
*lion is confined to Florida
heree it is a permanent resi-
:dent. It is a large goose-size
.brownish wader, the neck is
, streaked with white and the
b ,ack and wings spangled
;, with the same color. The
Sneck is rather long, as is the
beak, which is slender with a
slight down-curved bill; it is
designed to open the shell of
the freshwater snail,
Pomacea, but it will also
take frogs, tadpoles and
aquatic insects.
The snail is the bird's pre-
ferred food, which is always
at risk whenever the county
sprays lakes with chemicals
in an attempt to control
weeds. Our good friend Joan
Pfleuger, who lived on Lake
Josephine, would stand on
her dock and shout away the
spraying crew as she tried
her best to protect the
SLimpkin's food source.
The Limpkin breeding
season in Florida is appar-
ently year-round and seems
to depend upon food abun-
Sdance. Four to eight large
eggs are laid in a nest made
" of matted aquatic vegetation
Placed near the water or up
to 15 feet above in a tree.
Limpkins, like Snail Kites,
seem somewhat dependent
upon the apple snail for
food.
While feeding, Limpkins
often twitch their tails and
walk with a limping gait.
The young leave the nest the
day they hatch, and are tend-
ed by both parents. The age
of independence is estimated
at 2 1/2 months. According
to the Archbold-Audubon
Lake Placid Christmas Bird
Count, the five-year average
of Limpkin sightings stands
at five.
Locally, we have seen
Limpkins at Lake Josephine,
Lake Istokpoga, Lake Grassy
and Lake Placid. The bird
has been seen by us during
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News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


ARTS & LEISURE


IFlorida State Parks

recognize Black

History Month


Hammock to host
look into African-
-American camps in
CCC on Thursdays
Special to the News-Sun
TALLAHASSEE - In
conjunction with Governor
Charlie Crist's celebration
of Black History Month
and the Lincoln
Bicentennial, the Florida
Department of
Environmental Protection's
(DEP) Florida Park
Service will host special
events throughout the
month of February to rec-
ognize African-American
heritage.
"Florida's state parks
are home to many histori-
cal and cultural sites that
preserve and interpret
African-American her-
itage," said DEP's Florida
Park Service Director
Mike Bullock.
"During this significant
time in our nation's histo-
ry, we invite visitors to
learn more about the
important African-
American cultural and his-
torical events that took
place in Florida."
The recent inauguration
of the nation's first
African-American presi-
dent and the bicentennial
of Abraham Lincoln, the
man who paved the way
for freedom and equal
opportunity, are both occa-
sions to be celebrated at
Florida's state parks.
Florida residents and
,visitors are encouraged to
.,experience the people and
-places of Florida during
-Black History Month.
S At Highlands Hammock
'State Park in Sebring, the
:month's celebration
.include African-American
.Camps in the Civilian
'Conservation Corps at 6
,.p.m. on Thursdays, Feb.
S12, 19 and 26.
S Visitors are invited to
learn more about African-
..American men in the
Civilian Conservation
:Corps.
SThis informative slide
.presentation by park
:rangers will display era
.photos and historical infor-
:mation, courtesy of the
:New Deal Network, and
:describe the lives and
'experiences of the young
:men who served in segre-
gated camps during the
:,Great Depression.
This program is free
:with regular park admis-
sion of $4 per vehicle. For
more information, call
:386-6094.
Other Black History
,Month events at state parks
'include:
S* African-American
Troops in the Ciyil War at
Olustee Battlefield
Historic State Park at 11
,a.m. Saturday.
S Re-enactors Mary and
:Joel Fears will present a
:program on the important
-role of African-American
'troops in the Civil War.
This program will be
:held at the ball tent and
*include historical story-
:telling, displays of rare
;photographs and books,
:and examples of participa-
.tion in military and non-
'combat service.
For more information,
:call (386) 397-4478.
S North America's First
:Free African-American
:Community at Silver River
:State Park from 6-7 p.m.
:Thursday, Feb. 19.
Darcie MacMahon of the
:Florida Museum of Natural
:History at the University
.of Florida will present this
'evening program on Fort
,Mose, the first legally


sanctioned free African-
American community in
:the United States.
The park's museum will
hold an open house from
:4-6 p.m.


There is no fee for this
event, but seating is limit-
ed so reservations are
required.
For more information or
to make reservations, call
(352) 236-5401.
* Flight to Freedom at
Fort Mose Historic State
Park from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.
Re-enactors in period
clothing will tell the story
of Fort Mose during
"Flight to Freedom," a liv-
ing history event.
The St. Augustine
Garrison will perform a
Colonial Spanish military
drill and give demonstra-
tions of musket and can-
non firing.
Regular park admission
fees apply. For more infor-
mation, call (904) 823-
2232.
* On Freedom's Wings,
Bound for Glory at Oleta
River State Parkfrom 9
a.m. to noon Saturday,
Feb. 28.
Members of the local
chapter of the Tuskegee
Airmen will present a doc-
umentary on the story of
the Tuskegee Airmen,
America's first African-
American military airmen
during World War II.
. The event will be held
in the White Ibis Pavilion
and visitors will have the
opportunity to ask ques-
tions. For more informa-
tion, call (305) 919-1844.
* Dedication of
Heritage Landmark at John
U. Lloyd Beach State Park
at 10 a.m. Friday.
John U. Lloyd Beach
State Park will receive a
heritage landmark for its
designation as a segregated
beach in the early 1960s,
which allowed Florida's
African-American resi-
dents and visitors to enjoy
the beach.
To preserve this piece of
history, the public is invit-
ed to attend a dedication
ceremony for the heritage
landmark.
The event will take
place at the park's Manatee
Pavilion and admission
will be waived for event
attendees. For more infor-
mation, call (945) 924-
3859.
* Celebrating American
Heritage through the
African-American
Experience at Ravine
Gardens State Parkfrom 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 14.
The event will include
music, entertainment and
displays containing pic-
tures, newspaper articles,
magazines, books and
items from the antebellum
period, including record-
ings of historical movies
and speeches, through
present day.
Regular park admission
fees apply. For more infor-
mation, call (386) 329-
3721.
* Black History Month
Walk at Dade Battlefield
Historic State Park at 10
a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
Event will feature a
guided walk along the mil-
itary road where history
was made during Florida's
pioneer days.
Participants will learn
about the life of black
Seminoles in Florida dur-
ing the 1800s.
Admission is $2 per car.
For more information, call


(352) 793-4781.
For more information on
any of these events or state
parks, visit www.floridas-
tateparks.org.


ARTS & LEISURE NEWS SNAPSHOTS


Kenny Rogers Artist
Series concert at
SFCC sold out
AVON PARK -
International music icon
Kenny Rogers headlines this
season's South Florida
Community College Artist
Series with opening act
Savannah Jack. Rogers has
sold more than 105 million
albums worldwide, with 20
platinum albums and 22
number one hits. He will be
performing to a sold out
crowd at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the SFCC
Auditorium, Highlands
Campus.
The performance is spon-
sored by Florida Hospital
Heartland Division
(Platinum sponsor), Sevigny
and Johnson Eye Care
(Bronze sponsor) and
Heartland Pathology
Associates/Dr. Dini H. Rada
(Bronze sponsor).
A limited number of tick-
ets may become available
the day of the performance.
The SFCC Box Office hours
are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday or call 784-
7178.

Tickets for
'Nunsense' now
available
SEBRING - Tickets for


Classic movies

playing at

AP Library
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK
Yesteryear's movies are
playing at the Avon Park
Library, 100 N. Museum
Ave. at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The movies for the month
of February are as follows:
* Feb. 14 - "Fast Times at
Ridgemont High," directed
by Amy Heckerling in 1982,
92 minutes.
Pauline Kael, the late
respected critic of the New
Yorker magazine, stated that
this film was among the 10
best of the 1980s.
Representing a look at high
school life at the time, the
film was the launching pad
for many established actors
of today:
Sean Penn, Forest
Whitaker, Nicolas Cage, et.
al. Serious themes of abor-
tion and teenage anger under-
lie the comedy. Rated R for
nudity, profanity and simulat-
ed sex.
* Feb. 21 - "No Way
Out," directed by Roger
Donaldson in 1987, 116 min-
utes. Gene Hackman's role as
a murderous Secretary of
Defense pre-shadows his role
10 years later in "Absolute
Power" as a murderous presi-
dent. He did both well.
Kevin Costner plays the
super ethical Navy hero
assigned to the DOD.
Stealing the movie, however,
is Will Patton as the creepy,
overzealous assistant to the
Secretary.
There is enough unrelieved
action for everyone in this
movie. Rated R for nudity,
sexual situations, language
and violence.
* Feb. 28 -
"Victor/Victoria," directed by
Blake Edwards in 1982, 133
minutes. This delightfully
wacky musical comedy high-
lights some superior perform-
ances.
Julie Andrews plays a
starving singer in 1930s
Paris.
She turns her career
around by posing as a gay
Polish count posing as a
woman.
Her mentor is Robert
Preston at his over-the-top


best.
James Garner plays an
American gangster who falls
for the woman-man-woman
incarnation of Andrews.
Playing his gum-chewing
American dancer girlfriend,
Leslie Ann Warren all but
walks off with the movie.
Rated PG for adult situations.


the Tanglewood Actors Guild
presentation of "Nunsense"
went on sale to Tanglewood
residents Feb. 2. Within the
first two hours, almost 500
of the 1,000 available tickets
were sold.
Reserved seat tickets for
the March 4-7 production
will go on sale to the general
public starting Monday. The
$10 ticket price includes
dessert, compliments of our
sponsors: Turner Furniture,
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division, Edward Jones/Alan
J. Holmes and Heartland
National Bank.
Tickets may be purchased
at the Tanglewood Box
Office from 3-4 p.m.
Thursday (Feb. 12, 19 and
26) or by calling 382-8393.
The Tanglewood Box Office
is in the Tanglewood
Clubhouse.
STanglewood is off U.S. 27
across from Denny's and the
Holiday Inn Express, one-
half north of Walmart.

Barbershop Quartet
will deliver Singing
Valentines
AVON PARK
- Valentine's Day can be
made even more special for
your loved ones this year
with a Singing Valentine
delivered by a barbershop
quartet to the recipient at


their home, restaurant or
office. Members of the
"What Are We Here 4" quar-
tet will deliver Singing
Valentines for area residents
and business people looking
for a fun and exciting way to
send a Valentine message to
their sweethearts, special
clients or customers.
The "What Are We Here
4" quartet members - Dick
Eade, lead; Ron Dearth,
bass;'Larry Sumerix, bari-
tone; and Carl Williams,
tenor - are members of the
Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus and the
Barbershop Harmony


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - On Thursday, South
Florida Community College's Natural
Sciences Department will join academic
institutions around the world in observing
"Darwin Day," which marks the 200th
birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th
anniversary of the publication of his semi-
nal work, "The Origin of the Species."
At 7 p.m. on "Darwin Day," Dr. Hillary
Swain will lecture on "Darwin's 21st
Century Voyage to the Lake Wales Ridge"
in the SFCC University Center Auditorium,
Highlands Campus. Swain is the director of


Society. They have been
delivering these Singing
Valentines for the past two
years. At each performance
the designated recipient will
hear the familiar strains of
"Let Me Call You
Sweetheart" or another tune,
such as "Heart of My
Heart." They will also
receive a red rose, a person-
alized greeting card and a
sugar free dark chocolate
bar.
For information and to
schedule this service for
either Friday or Saturday
call 452-6060.


Archbold Biological Station in Venus.
The public is invited. Following the pro-
gram, light refreshments will be served.
Darwin was a British naturalist whose
theory of evolution established the field of
modern biology.
"The process that Darwin defined as nat-
ural selection accounts for the collection of
characteristics found in species and individ-
uals, and accounts .for the . adaptations
organizations have for their environment,"
said Dr. James Broen, professor,
Biology/Chemistry.


Courtesy photo
International music icon Kenny Rogers will perform to a
soldout crowd Wednesday at South Florida Community
College as part of its Artist Series.


Archbold director to give 'Darwin Day' lecture at SFCC


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ARTS & LEISURE


The Dukes of Dixieland will be in concert at SFCC on Feb. 18.


Courtesy photo
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Dukes of Dixieland arrive

on SFCC stage Feb. 18


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - New Orleans' own Dukes
of Dixieland will perform at South Florida
Community College at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 18 in the SFCC University
Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus.
The Grammy nominated Dukes of
Dixieland wear their New Orleans jazz her-
itage proudly as globe-trotting jazz ambassa-
dors from the heart of the Big Easy. They are
the oldest continuing Dixieland jazz band and
have sold out such venues as the Hollywood
Bowl, the Kennedy Center, and the
Smithsonian.
Bright and brassy or smooth and dark, the
Dukes of Dixieland bring time-honored
authenticity to all of the hits of Dixie's yes-
teryear. However, these players are not afraid
to mess with tradition; they tout the benefits
of injecting fresh blood into an old body of
work.
I Various members of the Dukes have expe-
rience playing with the finest in the business
including Duke Ellington, Connie Jones, Ella


Fitzgerald, Cleo Laine, George Shearing, Lou
Rawls, Doc Severinson, Dionne Warwick,
and the Four Tops.
The Dukes of Dixieland recorded an album
for Bose audio systems to demonstrate the
capabilities of their equipment. They play
with a fire and grace uncommon for even the
hottest New Orleans jazz acts. Bose declared
"this music is hotter than a sizzling New
Orleans' summer. It has spirit, attitude, and
just a bit of dirt under its fingernails."
When not on tour, the Dukes play aboard
the Steamboat Natchez on the'Mississippi,
sailing from the Natchez' dock in the New
Orleans' historic French Quarter.
Tickets for this performance range from
$25 to $27 and may be purchased online
http://performances.southflorida.edu 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Tickets may
also be purchased from 11:30 a.m. ,to 2:30
p.m. Monday-Friday by calling the SFCC
Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the
SFCC Box Office at the SFCC Auditorium,
600 W. College Drive, Highlands Campus.


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The Manatee River Bluegrass Band from Bradenton will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 21, at Highlands Hammock State Park as part of the Friends Music in the Park
concert series.

'Music From the River'

coming up at the Hammock


The Friends of Highlands
Hammock have been host-
ing the Music in the Park
concert series at Highlands
Hammock for seven years.
During this time, a wide
variety of musicians have
graced the stage performing
all different types of music.
Some are local favorites
like the California Toe Jam
Band, which performed in
December, while others are
new to our area, like the
next band coming up.
The Manatee River
Bluegrass Band from
Bradenton will perform at 7
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.
This high-energy-band per-
forms both bluegrass and
new acoustic music. The
five seasoned professionals
that make up this band per-
form both traditional and
progressive vocal, as well
as instrumental numbers.
This band routinely per-
forms at the Arcadia
Rodeo, Manatee County
Fair and the Cortez Fishing
Festival. Members of the
band have performed with


the likes
of Bill
Monroe,
the
Osborne ,
~ Brothers
and Tony
Rice.
� Band
members
The Real include
Florida Rich
Ziven on
DorothL. banjos,
Harris baDjosug
Doug
Henderson on bass, John
Moody on guitar, Greg
Turner on the mandolin and
Bryce Thompson on dobro.
Ziven has played for
more than 30 years and
performed as part of the
The Rounders. This group,
which also toured in
Europe, was awarded the
Best Bluegrass Band for
five consecutive years by
the Wisconsin area music
industry.
Each member of the
group has extensive per-
formance experience and
collectively they have


played all over the country.
Bluegrass favorites such as
"Foggy Mountain
Breakdown" and "Rocky
Top" will be performed, as
well as some Manatee
River Bluegrass Band orig-
inals.
As always, concert
admission is just $5 per
person and accompanied
children ages 12 and under
are admitted free of charge.
Bring your lawn chairs,
blankets, flashlight and a
picnic supper. The
Hammock Inn will be open
and serving snacks,
desserts and drinks. Park
admission of $4 per vehicle
is waived after 6 p.m. on
concert nights. For a listing
of all the.upcoming con-
certs, events and activities;
check out www.Florida
StateParks.org/highland-
shammock.

Dorothy Harris is Park Sevices
Specialistfor Highlands
Hammock State Park.


Blue Ridge Piano Man performs in Lake Wales


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE WALES - The Lake
Wales Arts Council Inc.
invites the public to a night of
music with the Piano Man
from the Blue Ridge. Jeff
Little, accompanied by Steve
Lewis and Jerrell Little, will
perform at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 19. The per-
formance will be held in
Updike Hall at the Lake Wales
Arts Center.
Jeff Little is a remarkable


musician, steeped in-the tradi-
tion of his native Blue Ridge,
yet also a virtuosic and elec-
tric innovator. His involve-
ment with fiddle tunes, old
time country, and rockabilly
dates to his growing up in
Boone, N.C. He will be
accompanied by Jerrell Little,
his father, who is accom-
plished musician and plays
the tenor banjo, guitar;, piano,
organ, bass and drums. Steve
Lewis will also be joining Jeff


Little on the guitar and the
five-string banjo.
All are invited to a wine
and cheese reception and an
opportunity to meet Jeff
Little, Jerrell Little and Steve
Lewis following the perform-
ance. Tickets are $20 for
members and $25 for non-
members. To reserve tickets,
call the Lake Wales Arts
Center (863-676-8426) during
box office hours from 1-4
p.m. Tuesday through Friday.


Attend the Church of Your Choice!


Ps 7:1, "Do not fret
. be of evildoers, nor be
en1 of the workers of
s ini4i1 " In the above
passage of scripture, we are
encouraged not to worry
about the success of the
wicked. Now, let's read in


His way, and He shall exalt
t the land: when the wicked are


you shall see it." As followers of Christ, we
have a much better reason to endure tough
times as we live for Him. The Lord has
assured us in His word'that better times are


ahead. The Psalmis
of the prosperity o
will be vindicated.
discouraged at tinl
So did Moses and
of Christ has evei
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for you today, tom(
mind, there are nc
people who have 1(


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kicked, the righteous
trse, we will become
ivid did. Elijah did.
Dn. But the follower
on not to give up.
e Lord has planned
'orever. Keep this in
less situations, only
)e. Be Blessed!


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The following is a
list of commonly
used household
materials which
will be accepted
at the Household
Hazardous Waste
Collection:
* Solvents
* Muriatic Acid
* Cleaning Supplies
* Brake Fluid
* Hearing Aid
Batteries
* Used Waste Oil
* Rechargeable
Batteries
* Clothing Spot
Cleaner
* All Paints
" Automotive
Cleaners
* White Out"/Liquid
Paper
* Paint Remover
* Antifreeze
* Liquid Auto
Polishers
* Wood
Preservatives
* Auto Batteries
* Pool Chemicals
SCarpet Cleaner
* Water Sealers
* Unknown
Chemicals
* Liquid Furniture
Polish
* Paint Thinner
* Carburetor
Cleaners
* De-Greasers


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HOLD HAZARDOUS

AND ELECTRONICS.

TE COLLECTION


" HOUSEHOLDS


I ONLY

Small businesses
Saturday peasecontact
March 7, 2009contact
8:30am till 2:30pm Solid Waste Dept.

Barkley Street for proper disposal
Driving Directions from Sebring: ofhazardous
Highway 27 South to Skipper Road
Left onto Skipper Road Materials.
Left onto Twitty Road
Right onto Barkley Street Oil and Batteries

US 27 s accepted in

Hw66 Hwy 98 unlimited quantities

during this
Barkley Street
| - - -. scheduled collection
: Twitty Road
Skpprle Road and also during
Skipper Road !

normal operating

S27 N hours at DeSoto

For more information, call City Landfill

(863) 655-6400 7 a.m. -3p.m.


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Terminals, Televisions, Stereos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCRs, DVD
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'Awesome Opossums' will go to the State Envirothon competition'


On Dec. 12, five
Students from Avon
Park High School,
"The Awesome
SOpossums," traveled
to Caloosahatchee
Regional Park to
.compete in the
:Regional Envirothon
competition. With
the assistance of
their instructor,
Cheryl Moffat, and
staff from the
*Highlands Soil and


News From
The
Watershed
Corine Burgess


Water Conservation District,
these youth earned the privi-
lege of going to the next
level. The State Envirothon
competition will be held this
year on April 25 at
Hillsborough River State
Park.
The Florida Envirothon is
an outdoor, hands-on compe-
tition and education program
for high school students that
promotes good stewardship
of the land, while giving stu-
dents an awareness of envi-
ronmental issues and human
impacts. At Florida
Envirothon competitions
teams of five students are
tested on five environmental


areas (listed below)
and compete for the
highest cumulative
score in the follow-
ing areas:
* Aquatics -
water ecology, water
chemistry, water
quality and aquatic
life;
* Forestry -
tree identification,
tree ecology, insects
and disease and tim-
ber management;


* Soils - classification,
formation, soil properties,
profiles and site suitability;
* Wildlife - habitat,
identification, food, disease
and management; and
* Current Environmental
Issues - annually selected
topics such as air resources,
nonnative invasive plants, or
other current issues.
"The mission of the
Envirothon is to develop
knowledgeable, skilled and
dedicated citizens who are
willing and prepared to work
towards achieving and main-
taining a natural balance
between the quality of life
and the quality of the envi-


counesy pnoto
The Awesome Opossums include (from left) teacher Cheryl Moffat, Ashley
Calhoun, Edwin Rivera, Tyler Ann Cook, Norma Badillo and Cody Kindrick.


ronment. The Envirothon
mission is accomplished by
developing in young people
an understanding of the prin-
ciples and practices of natural
resource management and
ecology and through practice
dealing with complex
resource management deci-
sions."
Representing Highlands
County in the 2009 Regional
competition were two teams
from Sebring High School
and one team from Avon Park
High School. Although all of


the teams worked hard, stud-
ied and put forth a tremen-
dous effort, Avon Park stu-
dents Ashley Calhoun, Tyler
Ann Cook, Cody Kindrick,
Norma Badillo and Edwin
Rivera scored the highest
overall on the various tests
and will go on to represent
our county at the state level.
They also won the first place
plaque in the wildlife divi-
sion of the competition.
Staff from the Highlands
Soil and Water Conservation
District work with the stu-


dents in study sessions and
use hands-on methods to help
the students prepare for the
competition. The teachers
help out by combining their
in-class curriculum with the
subjects included in the
Envirothon. This gives the
students the opportunity to
gain valuable knowledge
about the environment and
management principles and
practices needed to protect
our natural resources.
After participating in the
Envirothon competition,
many students have come
away with a motivation and
excitement to persue careers
in environmental studies,
environmental law, natural
sciences and natural resource
management.
Not only is the Envirothon
a great way to educate our
youth about environmental
issues, it is a chance to allow
them to compete and learn
about team work. The team
of five must work together;
each covering a different sub-
ject, while working toward
the same goal and sharing
knowledge with each other.
It is also a chance for the


kids to have some fun. The
competitions are always held
in a natural area, allowing the
students to roam from station
to station and see the envi- '
ronment up close and persoh-
al. A delicious picnic lunch is
provided at each event, which
allows all participants a time
to unwind and relax after the
tests are over.
We, at Highlands Soil.and
Water Conservation District.
are very proud of all of the
students that have participat-
.ed in Envirothon over the
years. The supervisors on the
HSWCD board continue to
support this valuable pro-
gram. Each year the board
contributes financially toward
the event as well as support-
ing staff with their hands-on
training. Donations and spon-
sorships from various organi-
zations make the yearly event
possible.

Corine Burgess is a Natural
Resources' Specialist with the
Highlands County Soil and
Water Conservation District.
Details on the district can be
seen at www.highlandsswcd.
org or call 402-6545.


PLACES To


WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


-BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
, Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies 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 serv-
ice, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir prac-
tice 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. wwwbethanybap
Stistap.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, 4Pastor.


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


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


Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;
Ralph O. Burns, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for
Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek
Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nursery for under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and hard-of-hearing.
Office phone, 385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School,
9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday
Evening Servicej 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery pro-
vided. For information, call 382-
3695.


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 pin.
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 Woiship, 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,
Lortda, 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. arnd
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phonb:
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 wtin
us here at Sebring Parkway. Oir
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; Mornirng
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 &t
9:45 a.m: for all ages; morning war-
ship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening
service at 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening service is at 7 p.m. wilh
special services for children arid
adults. Special services once a
month for seniors (Prime Time) arid
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. ^







News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


Avoid stressful situations this week,


Taurus, or you might blow your top


Aries (March 21-April 20) -
Creativity is in your stars this week,
Aries. Rafse your sights and show others
just what you can accomplish.
Remember that quality; not quantity, is
the key to success.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) - Taurus,
do your best to avoid stressful situations
this week. You are bound to explode and
those around you will inevitably pay the
price. Keep your cool,
Gemini (May 22*June 21) - You
have to come to grips with the fact that
you can't always be No. 1, Gemini. You
must be ready to compromise if you
want to get things done.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) -
Partnership matters of all sorts will
operate more smoothly Over the next
few days. That's good news for you and
everyone involved, Cancer. You've
learned to relax on issues.
Leo (July 2-3Aug. 23) - You are a
much more easy-going person this
week, Leo. However; it's best if you're
not too laid back at work because atten-
tion to detail is needed on all aspects of
your job.


HORoscoPE


Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) - Virgo,
flattery will take you a long way for the
next several days. Hard work, however,
will take you even further. You will find-
it easy to impress employers and others.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Libra, you
will gain something you don't think you
are entitled to this week. Don't think
about giving it back. It may be a reward
for.something you have done in the past.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -.Change
is a big aspect of the week, Scorpio.
Expect things to be a little topsy-turvy.
Go with the flow because things will
calm in a few days.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -
Sagittarius, you'll save the day when
you catch a big mistake before it has the
potential to be a problem. Your thorough
approach is noticed and rewarded by
higher-ups.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) - It's


time to slow down, Capricorn. This
week focus on those things that others
often don't see. Catch.up on chores, pay
the bills and be a homebody for a
change.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) - This
week you'll find it difficult to concen-
trate on anything serious, Aquarits.
Even your infectious smile gives away
your need for fun. You feel like a mil-
lion bucks.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) - If you
find yourself fighting or struggling with
your partner you may want to swallow
your pride, Pisces, and just give in.


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PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL ..

. The Epicopal 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
Sredfeemeraf95da omf Web site:
t; edeaemeravo.comr. The church is
at 830 Howe'1 Way, Avon Park
(two miles north of Sun /N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
$ St Agnes Eplicopil 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-
S7649, for more information.
,' St. Francis of Assi9S Episcopal
b Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, PL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Eli2abeth L., Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
S10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: . Holy Communion with
SHealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday eOrvice. Come
and jdin us.


GRACE BRETHREN
I"o .. . . .. --- --- . .
,i Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thundertird Road, (863) 835-
0869. Dr. Randall Smith, Senior'
Pastor, .Rev.: David Ogden,
Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock,
Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron.
SMichaud, Youth Dirbctor. "Kid City"
Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12
hoon, First. Service: 9 a.m.-10:15
a.m., Drinks, DonutS and
Fellowship: 1015 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,
SSecond Service; 10:45 "ir.m.-12
noon. Sunday Evening .Srvice: 6
p.m.-7 .pm., Wednesday Evening
Service: 7 p.it.-8 p.m. "Crave"
YOuth .Doings, Christian Life:
SApplication, Bible Study and
Prayer, and "Kid City" Children's
Activities. "Kid City" Pre-~Shool/
Day Care:, Nursery Age Through
5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-
6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-
3111).


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

I 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: ,p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

i 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 welcortel Torah
Study at 10 ti.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 382-7144.

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutthran 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.
8 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
chnst/utheranavonpark org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor;' Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday;. Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on.WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult'
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible. Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evartgelical 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 www.new/ife
sebng.com.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA; 324 I. 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.
I' Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. NorriS, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sundays: Education Hour, 10:30
a.m. Additional services: 'Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m.. Fellowship


activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
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.comd/itity/utheranlp.


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.
I 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@hotmail.com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmai/.com. Web site is
www.chistiantrainingm/nistdes.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.
w w w . G B C c o n
nected org
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. Web site: highlandscOmmu-
nitycom e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunity.com
* 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.cpcsebing.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/p9earth/ink.net. The Rev. Ray
Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.
Drew Severance, associate pastor.
Sunday morning worship is at 8:30
and 11 a.m.; and contemporary
worship is at 10:45 a.m. in
Friendship Hall. A variety of Sunday
school classes for adults and chil-
dren are at 9:30 a.m. Call the
church office for more information
about the classes offered. Nursery
is provided for babies and toddlers;


while young children up to second
grade have a special Children's
Church offered during the worship
service to help them grow in their
spiritual knowledge.
* Spring Lake Presbyterian
Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses . at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April: Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;
e-mail, spring/akepc@embarq-
mai/.com, Web site,
http'/s/pc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

* Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West.
Avon Blvd., Avon.Park. Phone:
453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-
da@embarqmail.con, Saturday
early moving worship service is at
8:30 a.m..; Saturday, Sabbath
School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.;
Vespers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.
Church Service 10:45 a.m.
Saturday. Community Service
hours on Tuesday and Thursday is
from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior
Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate
Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker
Memorial Academy Christian
School offering, education for
kindergarten through 12th grades.
ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is
www.discoveriesus.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

I 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.salvationarmysebning.com or
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


UNITED METHODIST

* First United MethodistChurch,
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.ri.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
Senior pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45
a.m.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;
Loving nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. Bible fellowship
class 6:00 p.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies,
book studies and Christian fellow-
ship. We are a congregation that
want to know Christ and make Him
known. Call the church office at
465-2422 or check out our church
Web site at
www.nemornialumc.comn.
* 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 euccOstra-
to.net or check our website
sebin'gemmanuelucc.com.


VINEYARD

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


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News-Sun * Sunday, February 8, 2009


www.newssun.com


Weekly Entertainment III



TOP I IVt


TELEVISION
1. "Super Bowl XLIII,"
NBC.
2. Super Bowl
postgame show, NBC.
3. "American Idol"
(Wednesday), Fox.
4. "American Idol"
(Tuesday), Fox.
5. "American Idol"
(Thursday), Fox.
(From Nielsen Media
Research)

FILM
1. "Taken," Fox.
2. "Paul Blart: Mall
Cop," Sony.
3. "The Uninvited,"
DreamWorks.
4. "Hotel for Dogs,"
Paramount.
5. "Gran Torino,"
Warner Bros.
(From Media By
Numbers LL C)

HOT FIVE
1. "My Life Would Suck
Without You," Kelly
Clarkson. RCA/RMG.
2. "Single Ladies (Put
a Ring On It)," Beyonce.
Music World/Columbia.
(Platinum)
3. "Heartless," Kanye
West. Roc-a-Fella/Def
Jam/IDJMG.
4. "Just Dance," Lady.
GaGa feat. Colby
O'Donis.
Streamline/KonLive/Cher
rytree/lnterscope.
5. "Love Story," Taylor
Swift. Big
Machine/Universal
Republic.
(From Billboard maga-
zine)
ALBUMS
1. "Working on a
Dream,'" Bruce
Springsteen.
Columbia/Sony Music.


20th Century Fox
Liam Neeson stars in 'Taken,' the top movie of last week.


2. "Fearless," Taylor
Swift. Big Machine.
3. "I Am Sasha Fierce,"
Beyonce. Music
World/Columbia/Sony
Music. (Platinum)
4. "Dark Horse,"
Nickelback. Roadrunner.
(Platinum)
5. "808s &
Heartbreak," Kanye
West. Roc-a-Fella/Def
Jam/IDJMG. (Platinum)
(From Billboard maga-
zine)

CONCERT TOURS
1. Madonna.
2. Tina Turner.
3. AC/DC.
4. Coldplay.
5. Metallica.
(From Pollstar)

VIDEO SALES
1. "Power Yoga,"
Gaiam Video.
2. "Yoga Conditioning
for Athletes," Gaiam
Video.
3. "Cartoon Marathon
Vol. 1," Vintage Home
Entertainment'\
4. "Batman: Mystery of
the Batwoman," Warner


Home Video.
5. "Humpty Dumpty,"
DDE.
(From Billboard maga-
zine)

VIDEO RENTALS
1. "Max Payne," 20th
Century Fox.
2. "My Best Friend's
Girl," Lionsgate Home
Entertainment.
3: "Saw V," Lionsgate
Home Entertainment.
4. "Appaloosa," Warner
Home Video.
5. "Mirrors;" 20th
Century Fox.
(From Billboard maga-
zine)

DVD SALES
1. "Max Payne," 20th
Century Fox.
2. "Saw V," Lionsgate
Home Entertainment.
3. "Pineapple
Express," Sony Pictures
Home Entertainment.
4. "The Dark Knight,"
Warner Home Video.
5. "Igor," 20th Century
Fox.
(From Billboard maga-
zine)


HARDCOVER FICTION
1. 'The Associate" by John
drisham (Doubleday)
S2. 'The Host" by Stephenie
Meyer (Little, Brown)
: 3. "Plum Spooky" by Janet
Evanovich (St. Martin's Press)
S4. "What I Did for Love" by
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
(William Morrow)
. 5. "The Story of Edgar
Sawtelle" by David
Wroblewski (Ecco)
; 6. "Dark of Night" by
Suzanne Brockmann
(Ballantine Books)
S7. "Basketball Jones" by E.
Lynn Harris (Doubleday)
S8. "Black Ops" by W.E.B.
Griffin (Putnam Adult)
9. "Agincourt" by Bernard
Cornwell (Harper)
S10. "Scarpetta" by Patricia
Cornwell (Putnam Adult)

HARDCOVER/NONFICTION
1. "Act Like a Lady, Think
Like a Man: What Men Really
Think About Love,
Relationships, Intimacy, and
Commitment" by Steve
Harvey (Amistad)
;2. "Outliers: The Story of
Success" by Malcolm
Gladwell (Little, Brown)
3. "The Last Lecture" by
Randy Pausch and Jeffrey
Zaslow (Hyperion)
4. "Uncommon: Finding
Your Path to Significance" by
Tohy Dungy and Nathan
Whitaker (Tyndale House
Publishers)
. 5. "Dewey: The Small-Town
Library Cat Who Touched the
World" by Vicki Myron, Brett
Witter (Grand Central)
: 6. "Guilty" by Ann Coulter
(Crown Forum)
7. 'The Secret" by Rhonda


Byrne (Atria Books/Beyond
Words)
8. "A Slobbering Love Affair:
The True (and Pathetic) Story
of the Torrid Romance
Between Barack Obama and
the Mainstream Media" by
Bernard Goldberg (Regnery
Publishing)


9. "What's Age Got to Do
with It?: Living Your Healthiest
and Happiest Life" by Robin
McGraw (Thomas Nelson)
10. "The Next 100 Years: A
Forecast for the 21st Century"
by George , Friedman
(Doubleday)

MASS MARKET
PAPERBACKS
1. "Montana Creeds:
Logan" by Linda Lael Miller
(HQN)
2. "Fireside: The Lakeshore
Chronicles" by Susan Wiggs
(Mira)
3. "The Appeal" by John
Grisham (Dell)
4. "My Man Michael" by Lori
Foster (Berkley)
5. "Revolutionary Road" by
Richard Yates (Vintage)
6. "Wicked Game" by Lisa


Jackson and Nancy Bush
(Zebra)
7. "Confessions of a
Shopaholic" by Sophie
Kinsella (Dell)
8. "Honor Thyself" by
Danielle Steel (Dell)
9. "Marley & Me: Life and
Love with the World's Worst
Dog" by John Grogan
(Harper)
10. "The Ghost War" by
Alex Berenson (Jove)

TRADE PAPERBACKS
1. "The Shack" by William
P. Young (Windblown Media)
2. "Dreams from My Father"
by Barack Obama (Three
Rivers Press)
3. "The Audacity of Hope:
Thoughts on Reclaiming the
American Dream" by Barack
Obama (Three Rivers Press)
4. "Eat This, Not That!
Supermarket Survival Guide"
by David Zinczenko and Matt
Goulding (Rodale Books)
5. "The Reader" by
Bernhard Schlink (Vintage)
6. "Suze Orman's 2009
Action Plan" by Suze Orman
(Spiegel & Grau)
7. "Sundays At Tiffany's" by
James Patterson, Gabrielle
Charbonnet (Grand Central
Publishing)
8. "Revolutionary Road" by
Richard Yates (Vintage)
9. "Three Cups Of Tea: One
Man's Mission to Promote
Peace ... One School at a
Time" by Greg Mortenson and
David Oliver Relin (Penguin)
10. "Eat This, Not That!
Thousands of Simple Food
Swaps that Can Save You 10,
20, 30 Pounds - or More! by
David Zinczenko and Matt
Goulding (Rodale Books)


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Continued from page 5B
3285, for meeting place.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard and euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays
darts from 5-8 p.m. for mem-
bers and guests. For details,
call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible
to join. For details, call 452-
2385.
* Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Avon Park Lions Club
meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions
Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon
Park.
* Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu
Sigma Chapter of Avon Park,
meets the second and fourth
Tuesday each month in the
members home. Call
President Elaine Rotker at
452-1016.
* Busy Bee Craft Club
meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway
Pines, Sun 'N Lakes
Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone
is welcome. For more details,
call 382-8431.
* Buttonwood Bay offers
"Plus" country square dance
lessons every Tuesday at 3
p.m. in their rec. center, For
more information call Vern
Wright at 655-2634.
* Celebrate Recovery meets
every Tuesday night at "The
Rock," Union Congregational
Church, 28 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park. A barbecue meal is
served at 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. At 6:45 p.m., members
meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group
breaks up into small groups
for men and women. The pro-
gram is designed for drug and
alcohol addiction, divorce,
death or illness grief, low or
lost self-esteem or identity due
to dysfunctional relationships,
depression/anxiety, or any
other need for healing. For
details, contact Celebrate
Recovery coordinator Pam
Sim by calling 453-3345, ext.
106.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Happy Paws Dog
Obedience Club Inc. meets
at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at
the First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine, 111 Lake
Josephine.Drive, Sebring.
Obedience classes are avail-
able. All welcome. For details,
call 471-9778.
* Heartland Dog Club Inc. of
Florida meets at 7 p.m. sec-
ond Tuesday at Woody's BBQ,
Sebring. Purebred and non-
purebred dogs are welcome in
all the classes: Obedience
(pre-kindergarten puppy to
advanced); Socialization;
Conformation; Rally; and
Agility. Testing available for
Canine Good Citizen and
Therapy Dogs. Two AKC-
pointed shows and obedience
trials with rally planned annu-
ally in April. For more informa-.
tion, call 385-7474 or 385-


7803.
* The Heartland
Harmonizers Barbershop
Chorus meets from 7-9 p.m.
in the Sebring High School
Chorus Room, Sebring. All
men who enjoy singing are
invited.
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals
Tuesday 5-7 p.m. in Room 34
of Avon Park SFCC auditori-
um. New members welcome.
Call conductor Bryan Johnson
at 638-7231.
* Highlands County
Parkinson's Support Group
meets at 1 p.m. second
Tuesday at the Alliance
Church of Sebring, 4451
Sparta Road, Sebring. For
details, 453-6589 or 452-2053.
* Highlands Gem and
Mineral Club meets 7 p.m.,
second Tuesday, Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring. Club does not meet in
July, August or September.
Dues are $8 per person, $14
per couple or $4 for juniors.
For details, call 453-7054 or
452-0267.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4:30 p.m. at
Southern Lifestyle ALF, across
U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital
Lake Placid.
* Knights of Columbus
Council 5441 meets 8 p.m.
every second and fourth
Tuesday at Knights of
Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27
N., Sebring. For details, call
385-0987.
* Knights of Columbus
Council 5441 Auxiliary meets
8 p.m. every second Tuesday
at Knights of Columbus Hall,
900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For
details, call 385-0987.
* Lake Placid Art League
has classes in Parchment
Embossing from 8 a.m. to
noon and 1-4 p.m. at the
Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall
Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant.
For information'r-call Dan .
Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens its lounge from 2-
9 p.m. at the lodge. Happy
hour is from 2-5 p.m. It meets
at 8 p.m. second and fourth
Tuesday. It is open to mem-
bers and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Grief Support
(Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30
p.m. every Tuesday at
Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S.
27 North, Lake Placid,. with
Charlie Stroup. Refreshments
served. Door prize given. Call
465-0568.
* Lake Placid Lions Club
meets 7 p.m. second and
fourth Tuesday at Beef
O'Brady's in the Winn Dixie
shopping plaza in Lake Placid.
For details, call Jeanne
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* Lake Placid Moose has a
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the second Tuesday at the
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Page 13B


DIVERSIONS


By ALAN P. OLSCHWANG


TRIPLE LETTER SCORE


ACROSS
1 Splits
8 Until now
15 Pretentious individ-
ual
20 Tip of a little piggy
21 Female protagonist
22 Declaration of truth
23 Most probably
25 Grow dark
26 Transplant, as a plant
27 Stumbles over
28 North African capital
30 Itinerary word
32 Carbohydrate ending
33 To the rear
35 Particle that's not
bonded
41 Marks under some
C's
45 Socal airport
46 Backstabber
47 Richard Nixon's
Agnew
49 Victor at Gettysburg
50 Rara follower
52 Editor's instruction
55 Balance on the brink
58 Comfy-cozy
59 Breaks
61 Come to terms
63 Don't go
64 Pasolini picture
65 Call for
67 Top Olympic medals
69 Passages
71 St. with keys
72 African antelope
73 Sun Devils' sch.
75 Butterfly catcher
76 Narcissus
80 Rocket Rod of tennis
82 Accompany to the
airport
86 First Arabic letter
87 Cash advance
89 Auctioned autos,
often
91 Object mildly
92 Japanese ship name
93 Make certain
95 "_ the night
before..."


97 Latvian coins
98 In an upright posi-
tion
100 Bear
102 One of the Three
Stooges
104 Clod chopper
105 Birth
108 Hilo's location
112 Need to drink
114 Denouement
115 AAA plan
116 Leafstalk
119 Indicated indirectly
123 Equally evil
127 Blood of the gods
128 City near Kitchener
131 Sch. in the Nutmeg
State
132 Act of avoiding cap-
ture
133 Tastefully luxurious
134 Children's doctor?
135 Reduces
136 Takes umbrage

DOWN
1 Ado
2 Dunce cap shape
3 Bucket of bolts
4 Moonstruck
5 More briny
6 Cool amount of $
7 Buttonhole, e.g.
8 Believer in a personal
God
9 Aides
10 "Battle Cry" writer
11 NYC district
12 "Shrek" princess
13 Manuel's year
14 Estimate a new age
15 Mayflower passen-
ger
16 Rustproof metal
17 First family of
Ferrara
18 _-friendly
19 Puts on
24 Fast-food magnate
Ray
29 Digital display letters
31 Oh, dear!


34 "Burden of Proof"
author
35 Danger signal
36 Deep black
37 Take up space?
38 Blues singer James
39 _ out (declined)
40 Never in Berlin
42 Oahu porch
43 Over 18
44 Certain lilies
48 In medias
51 Workers' parties
53 Small rudimentary
timers
54 1982 Disney flick
56 Musician's organ
57 Meg and Irene
60 Fodder holder
62 Hebrew month


Solution on page 11B


66 Soup server
68 Bank
70 Require
74 Aug. follower
76 Friend of Pythias
77 Stewart of "Swing
Shift"
78 Torch jobs
79 Tiriac of tennis
81 Boxing site
83 D-Day beach
84 Type of bed
85 Cooked in a wok
88 Cashew, e.g.
90 Lapland native
94 Cheering sound
96 Yves' evening
99 Disarms, as a bull
101 Obsess over
103 Subjects of wills


106 Bubkes
107 Embroidery yarn
109 Negative particles
110 Logical beginning?
111 "Gil Bias" writer
113 Book before
Philemon
116 Name of 12 popes
117 _ homo (Behold
the man!)
11810 c-notes
120 Base meal?
121 -dieu
122 Active sort
124 Cereal fiber
125 _ it the truth!
126 Decimal points
129 Tavern brew
130 Where the Phillies'
play, briefly


Differing assumptions can threaten new marriages


Question: My son and his girlfriend
have been talking about getting
engaged, but he's worried about the high
divorce rate that threatens every new
marriage, and asked me how he could
lower the risk. What advice would you
have given?
Dr. Dobson: The answer to that ques-
tion could go 600 different ways, but I'll
be content to offer just one suggestion.
You need to explain to your son how
women are different from men and how
that uniqueness will affect his own mar-
riage. It concerns what might be called
"differing assumptions."
Many men come into marriage labor-
ing under the mistaken idea that their
wives are going to be their cheerleaders,
who will take care of the children and
expect nothing in return. They believe
that their greatest and perhaps only
responsibility is to make money and to
succeed professionally, even if it
requires 12 hours a day to do it.
SThe assumption of women, on the
other hand, is that their marriage will be
a wonderfully romantic affair. They
anticipate candlelit dinners and walks in
the rain and evenings of soul-to-soul
conversations.
SBoth of these expectations are illu-
sions that bump along for a few years
until they finally collide. Workaholic
men and Cinderella women often
destroy each other.
I saw this pattern develop repeatedly
With medical students who began their
training with such enthusiasm that was
shared by their spouse. But by the third
year, the wife (assuming the student was


a man) began to real-
ize that her husband
had a mistress. It was
not another woman.
He was in a lifelong
love affair with med-
icine, and he would
be captivated by that
Focus On obsession for the rest
The Family of their lives togeth-
er. When that reality
Dr. James sank in, divorce was
Dobson not far behind, usual-
ly in the senior year.
I strongly urge fathers to tell their
adolescent and college-age boys that
girls are incurable romantics and that it
will not be enough for them as husbands
to be successful in their professional
pursuits. That would have been suffi-
cient in decades past. Today, something
more is expected. If they are going to
have strong marriages and families, they
must reserve time and energy for the
marital relationship, talking together and
treating each other as sweethearts.
This is the one word of advice that I
would like to give to every engaged or
newly married couple. A simple under-
standing of these "differing assump-
tions" could prevent many painful
divorces. I think you should share it
with your son.

Question: It has always been my
understanding that marriage was sup-
posed to be based on unconditional love.
That is, the commitment to one another
should be independent of behavior, no
matter how offensive or unfaithful. But


Couple clashes over roles played by


your concept of accountability seems to
be, "I will love you as long as you do
what I want."
Dr. Dobson: You've misunderstood
my point. The limitations of language
make it very difficult to express this
concept adequately, but let me try. I cer-
tainly believe in the validity of uncondi-
tional love, and in fact, the mutual
accountability I have recommended is
an expression of that love!
For example, if a husband or wife is
behaving in ways that will harm him-
self, his children, his marriage and the
family of the "other woman," then con-
frontation with him becomes an act of
love. The easiest response by the inno-
cent partner would be to look the other
way and pretend she doesn't notice. But
from my perspective, that is tantamount
to a parent's refusing to confront a 14-
year-old who comes home drunk at 4
a.m. That mother or father has an obli-
gation to create a crisis in response to
destructive behavior. Love demands that
they do that!
I'm trying to say that unconditional
love is not synonymous with permis-
siveness, passivity, weakness and
appeasement. Sometimes it requires
toughness, discipline and accountability.

Dr Dobson is founder and chairman of the
board of the nonprofit organization Focus
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A foolish question?


Pause...and
Consider
Jan Merop
Have you ever
wanted to ask a
question but held
back so you would-
n't appear foolish?
I know I have. Why
is it that we would
rather remain
unknowledgeable
than ask?


Embarrassment. We sim-
ply don't want to appear
foolish.
But when someone hesi-
tates to ask me a question, I
encourage them to ask. After
all, we can't know every-
thing and I remind them that
no question is foolish.
Yet, recently, I found
myself hesitating to ask a
question.
We had just finished
watching the practice session
of our youth group's pan-
tomime for a program at
church. I was almost 100
percent sure I understood it;
so, I felt a little embarrassed
to ask. But, I put aside my
doubts and presented my
question. Contrary to feeling
foolish, I was glad I had
asked.
My question encouraged
the youth leader and the
youth knowing that their
performance had definitely
delivered the intended mes-
sage. I felt better knowing
that if I had received it, oth-
ers would, too.
In the everyday circum-
stances of life, we are often
confronted with challenging
situations. These challenges
raise questions. But, rather
than ask, we sometimes
plunge ahead in bur own
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really feel foolish.
The Bible
addresses this in
chapter 1 of the
book of James when
referring to trials
and temptations. It
even says to count
these 'intruders' as
joy because through
these trials our faith
is tested and the
virtue of patience is


produced.
No matter the dilemma
(even if it's after the fact),
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We read in James 1: 5,
NKJV, "If any of you lacks
wisdom, let him ask of God,
who gives to all liberally and;
without reproach, and it will
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"Without reproach" really
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condescending. He will not
make me feel foolish nor
guilty for asking.
However, do come to the
Lord with a believing heart.
that is pulsing with faith.not
doubt - knowing the One we-
come to will answer.
Will we hear an audible
voice? Not likely.
But, God has already
addressed the issues of life
in his Word, the Bible. So,
be sensitive to how he may
lead us in Scripture or even
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believers.
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Of course I accepted. I'm
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will be wearing a tuxedo and
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Jess is totally against it. He
says Wendell is treating me
like I'm a man and I'm going
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is, but also exactly what he
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It appears that Jess' think-
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person, but from my perspec-
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assume the role of a female
of that era. Women have


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News-Sun


Centuries before the
live, televised cage
match, Lincoln found
enjoyment in wrestling.
It was his favorite sport.


The tall, lanky frame. The equally tall hat. The
craggy, bearded face. The whole "four score" thing.
You might think you know all there is to know
about Abraham Lincoln, but the Kentucky-born
president still holds some surprises.
In commemoration of Lincoln's 200th birthday on
Thursday, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader artist
Chris Ware reveals some lesser known trivia about
the 16th president of the United States.



Known for his active mind, Lincoln was an inventor.
He is the only president to hold a U.S. patent.
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Although he had only
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wrote letters to a Springfield newspa-
per poking fun at Illinois State Auditor
James Shields, the disagreement
escalated to the point that a duel was
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