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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
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Question: Should the
HCSO build a new jail
or expand on the
existing facility in
downtown Sebring?

Expand old jail

74.3%

Build new facility

25.7%

Total votes: 74

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Highlands County be
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James Christman
Age 87, of Sebring
Marvin H. Gladen
Age 85, of Sebring
Bryan Miller
Age 51, of Avon Park
Christine Nichols
of Sebring
Ana V. Rivera
Age 79, of Avon Park
Frank Treppeda
Age 86, of Lake Placid
and New York
Jennie Treppeda
Age 92, of Lake Placid
and New York
Obituaries, Page 5A


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'Community Briefs 5A
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Crossword Puzzle 13B
Dear Abby 13B
Editorial 4A
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Health & Nutrition 13A
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NEWS-.SUWN
Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927

Make Chinese Roaring 20s come Devils dealt

with ease to town Saturday stunning loss

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By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun .com
LAKE PLACID - A 64
year-old woman was seri-
ously injured Saturday after
allegedly causing a head-on
wreck that totaled two vehi-
cles on S.R. 70.
The accident occurred
near the Placid ' Lakes
Boulevard intersection west
of U.S. 27 around 1 p.m.
and tied up traffic on the
east-west artery for 90 min-
utes.
Judith Dillhoff, 64, of
Dayton, Ohio, allegedly
drove her Jeep Grand
Cherokee into incoming
traffic for unknown rea-
sons. Officials did not state
whether or not she was try-
ing to pass slower traffic on
the two-lane road.
She collided head-on
with a four-door Ford truck
driven by 63-year-old
Susan Dazey of Lake
Placid.
Dillhoff was cited for
driving in the wrong lane.
She was airlifted to Lee
Memorial Hospital in Fort
Myers with serious injuries,
but was later released,
according hospital officials.
Dazey and passenger
Edward Dazey, 27, also of
Lake Placid, sustained non-
incapacitating injuries.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol Officer
John Paikai, who worked
the accident, they were
conscious and talking to
him .after the accident
before being transported by
Emergency Medical
Services personnel.


eck on SR 70 injures three

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News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
A four-door Ford truck sits reduced to ashes after it caught fire Saturday afternoon fol-
lowing a wreck on S.R. 70. The passengers were able to escape the flames, which
spread east and west along the shoulder before being extinguished by the Lake Placid
Volunteer Fire Department.


The Jeep came to final
rest in the eastbound lane
blocking traffic while the
Ford was pushed off the
road onto the eastbound
shoulder and caught fire.
The truck was completely
consumed in the following
minutes, but the passengers
were able to make it safely
from the vehicle.
The speed limit in that
section of S.R. 70 is 55
mph. If both vehicles were
traveling the speed limit,
the force of impact would
be equal to crashing into a
stopped vehicle at 110 mph.
The vehicles were facing
each other after the acci-
dent, but the force of t'he
head-on collision separated
them by well over 100 feet.
Traffic was stopped while


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
A Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a four door Ford
truck Saturday on S.R. 70, slowing traffic on the road
for 90 minutes. The head-on collision sent all three peo-
ple in the wreck to the hospital, including the Jeep's.
driver, who sustained serious injuries.


irefighters from the Lake
Placid Volunteer Fire
Department extinguished
the burning car and nearby
grass fires that spread up to


50 yards.
Traffic was later opened
up to one lane while debris
and the Jeep were removed
from the road.


Have you


seen this


plant?

It's called the air potato,
and officials want your

help to get rid of it and

other invasive species
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
chrislopher.tuffley@newssiun.corn
SEBRING - Invasive plants have become a n.ijor
menace to native vegetation in Florida. Like the
kudzu plant - known as the vine that ate up the South
- other species are causing extensive problems.
"If we don't do something they will take o\er."
said John Alleyne, the county extension director.
He added this is a situation where home ov. nei
and gardeners can make a significant differ-


'If we.
don't do
something
they will
take over.

JOHN
ALLEYNE
county
extension
director


ence. /
For example, according
to the Center for Aquatic
and Invasive Plants at the
University of Florida, in 2"003 l - >1I
unteers in Gainsville collected . i
and removed 13 tons of intr.ae .I %.
plants.
Of particular concern .rI the ile
invasive exotic plants th.u laterr i
the functions and the 'alue iit
natural areas by displacing njatJe ,pecies
and disrupting natural proces-e-< like fire
and water flow. These planti .are kept .
on a noxious weed list and mjn, Inoi
be introduced, possessed. mtn.cd or '


released without a permit.
The situation is so worrisome the Hi-hland,
County extension service will be issuing %eekl\ jI
warnings about the most dangerous plants. It al-,o '.k ill
offer suggestions on how to deal with them
First up is dioscorea bulbifera, known in the .er-
nacular as the air potato.
This is because of the bulbils it produce, The bul-
bils, which typically measure four by five inches . are
light brown and look enough like potatee, th.t the\

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County to

use E-Verify

system to

check on

new hires
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge @ newssun.com
SEBRING - The Highlands
County Board of County
Commissioners held a workshop
on instituting E-Verify at their
meeting on Tuesday, and heard
from several in the community
who supported the program.
After a lengthy discussion,
commissioners decided to go
forward with using E-Verify for
new hires, but held some reser-
vations about using the program
to require contractors and ven-
dors to use it as well.
Rick Helms, assistant county
administrator, presented com-
missioners with a short presen-
tation of the E-Verify program
before individual citizens were
given a chance to voice their
opinion either way.
The commission directed
County Administrator Michael
Wright to install the program for
all current new hires, but had'
some discussion over enforcing
contractors to use the system.
E-Verify is a voluntary sys-
tem that employers, or in this
case the county, can double
check the eligibility of someone
Continued on page 8A


SAP church

violating

zoning

regulations
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - City staff,
the city attorney, and the Central
Florida Regional Planning
Commission stood firm Monday
night on their opinion that the
Union Congregational Church
(UCC) was in violation of land
use regulations by opening its
caf6 Solid Grounds to the gener-
al public.
In a memo, Jennifer Codo-
Salisbury, an associate planner
with Central Florida expressed
that since Solid Grounds served
lunches and dinners to the gen-
eral public it should be consid-
ered a restaurant, and a restau-
rant, by land development regu-
lations, cannot operate in a resi-
dential area.
UCC's land is zoned residen-
tial single-family dwelling
because a church is not allowed,
also by land development regu-
lations, to operate in a commer-
cial district.
UCC Pastor Ray Breylinger
questioned the ruling by city
staff, stating that the church
operates within the guidelines
because the caf6 operates during
church activities, which happen
almost every day.
"Everything we do is tied to
church related activities, and we
do not prohibit anyone from eat-
ing there. We can't turn people
away by law," Breylinger said.
Questions arose from the
council concerning the amount
charged, and if the church con-
sidered not charging for the
meals would it be considered an
eatery.
According to city attorney
Jerry Buhr, by land use regula-
tions, even a soup kitchen is dis-
allowed from operating in a res-
idential district.
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SFHP investigating roll-over involving HCSO cruiser


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - A Highlands
!County Sheriff's Office deputy was
:airlifted to Lakeland Regional
:Medical Center Sunday night after
.he rolled his patrol car.
Deputy Steve Worley was later
released with minor bruising. He
.rolled the car "at least twice," said
XCapt. Paul Blackman of the HCSO.
S"We have that on video, but right
'around the second time (the car
rolls) the camera shut off,"
SBlackman said.
SWorley was trapped in the vehicle
for about 30 minutes before being


rescued.
It all started when Worley, travel-
ing northbound on U.S. 27, saw a
motorcycle headed south.
Word of mouth at the HCSO is
that the motorcycle was traveling at
least 80 mph, Blackman said.
Worley made a U-turn at Sparrow
Avenue near the Lakeshore Mall
and accelerated into the middle lane
of U.S. 27.
"When he turned around he tried
to accelerate and that's when the
other vehicle pulled out in front of
him," Blackman said. "This was not
a pursuit. He didn't have a chance
to turn his lights on or anything."


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The. vehicle allegedly pulled out
of, t remain, mall entrance next to
Chili's and into the middle lane, in
front of Worley.
"This vehicle gets in the middle
lane and Deputy Worley gets in the
... lane and this vehicle also swerves
in the inside lane," Blackman said.
"He takes evasive action with his
vehicle and flips."
The in-car camera system usually


captures the speed the patrol car is,
traveling, but for some reason it did
not, he said. The speed Worley was
going was unknown.
Worley has been with the HCSO
for a year, but worked for the Avon
Park Police Department for several
years before that.
Blackman said he has worked in
several other law enforcement
agencies as well.
Because the accident was not
during a pursuit, Blackman said, the.
HCSO is not investigating the inci-'
dent to see whether Worley fol-
lowed the proper procedures.
"He was merely trying to catch
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up to do 'a traffic stop," Blackmap
said. "We don't know if the motor-
cycle.would have stopped or not.":
The motorcycle operator woultl
not be guilty of fleeing a l a
Enforcement officer, he said.
It is unclear if the motorcycle was
a sport bike or cruiser, or if it.car-
ried any passengers.
The Florida Highway Patrol is
investigating the accident and may
charge the driver who caused
Worley to crash: They have the
video from. thej.n-car camerarg,
Blackman said. ;
Information from the FHP was
unavailable at press time.


Man jailed

in several

robberies

'By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
. AVON PARK - Monday
afternoon Avon Park Police
:Chief Matthew Doughney
Announced the arrest of the
Woman police say is responsible
for a spree of five robberies
in two counties.
William Perez Costoso,
:33, was taken into custody
,Friday at the residence where
he had been staying. It was a
llittle after 5 p.m.
Costoso had been under
surveillance, and didn't fight
,or resist arrest.
In fact, Doughney said he
has been cooperative and
:freely confessed to the rob-
beries.
Costoso's
fling report-
edly began
shortly after
he was
released from.,
Florida State
SCostoso Prison on
Jan. 10 after
:serving a two-year sentence
for robbery.
Police say he is respopsi-
:ble for the robberies of the
'Winn-Dixie liquor store Jan..
.31, the Al Discount
1Beverage convenience store
,on Feb. 4, and the Highlands
Apartment complex manager
Feb. 5.
* He is also accused of two
separate robberies of a
:Kangaroo convenience store
,in Lake Wales.
Doughney said the arrest
:came about as the result of "a
lot of good, old-fashioned
police work, and definitely
took a team effort, including
'the Polk County Sheriff's
"Office. The diligent efforts
;of the detectives involved in
-these investigations, their,
:dedication, attention to detail.
4and teamwork were exempla-
:ry and resulted in the
!removal of a violent felon
from our respective commu-
onities."
Doughney added that for-
utunately no one had been hurt
\'at any of the robberies.
!Criminals often - become
more violent as they
;progress, he said, and it was
la :relief Costoso was safely
,behind bars again.
SDuring his arrest Costoso
jwas found in possession of
Drug paraphernalia that test-
ed positive for cocaine so he
,also faces drug charges.


SLab tests show
possible salmonella
* at Texas plant
SATLANTA (AP) - Health
officials in Texas say lab
'tests show there may have
!been salmonella at a shut-
tered Texas plant operated by
i the peanut company linked to
�a national outbreak.
Texas health officials say
lthe Peanut Corp. of America
:temporarily closed its plant
in Plainview, Texas, after pri-
:vate test results found "the
:possible presence of salmo-
nella" in some of its prod-
lucts.
Texas health officials said
:it does not appear that any of
:the possibly contaminated
:products reached consumers.
The Texas plant produces
:peanut meal, granulated and
dry roasted peanuts.


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Michael Joachin (left), a city planning consultant, confers with Gene Brenner, the chair-
man of the Community Redevelopment Agency, Monday aight. A workshop was about to
get underway during which members of the CRA, the city's zoning board, and the city
council discussed changing future land use plans.


Talks continue on future land use

changes for downtown Sebring
::' B.CBRrHIIOPHER TUFFLEY CRA district, another is the codes which
j;'' christopier.ruJfley@newssun.con don't work because of space restrictions.
SEBRING - A joint workshop was held Parking downtown, for example, is a particu-
Monday night at city hall with the mayor, lar dilemma and could-deter future develop-
city council, the Community Redevelopment ment.
Board and the Zoning Board discussing pos- Pollard explained that the C-1 category is
ille amendments to the future land use plan a broad one, with many available uses. For
withinn the CRA district, one thing it means a fast food restaurant br
S Making amendments means the city will gas.statioh could set up shop along Lakeview
have to make changes'in its comprehenfsive Drive, for example, where it is zoned C-l.
plan, which in turn ill ha\e to be approved By changing to mixed use in the down-
by the state's Department of Community town area, and fine tuning its zoning within
Affairs, a complicated process which can it, the city would have more control over
take months and requires public hearings for growth, and 'protect against clashing uses.
citizen concerns ahd comments. The city could define specifically what
Before a request for changes goes to would and would not be allowed through its
Tallahassee, however, it must be endorsed by zoning designations.
the boards and city council, which also have "We've been working on this for several
to conduct public hearings. years," Pollard said, "trying to look ahead."
In.describing why the changes were neces- He said during the real estate boom that
sary, Pete Pollard, executive director of the peaked in 2005, several development proj-
CRA, said, "Current land use is a hodge ects were proposed that did not go ahead
:podge. We are trying to simplify land use and because residential developers were con-
provide lfhe "most flexibility by changing cerned about the C-1 classification and pos-
from a C-1 (or commercial) zoning classifi- sible conflicts.
cation to mixed use. We don't want to,have "That was a deterrent to some develop-
so many variances." ment," Pollard said, "but it provided us with
He .added that the downtown area has' the incentive to stabilize and be more restric-
unique problems and pluses. tive. We hope these changes % ill provide the
One minus is the smaller lot sizes, in the kind of security investors look for."


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Orange crop estimate

shrinks by 2.5 percent


SSpecial to the News-Sun
LAKELAND - The
U.S. Department of
Agriculture today released
its February orange' crop
forecast for the 2008-2009
season, reducing its earlier
estimate by 2.5 percent, or
4 million boxes.
The crop is now expected
to total 158 million boxes.
The USDA did not attrib-
ute the decline to the
freezes that hit the Florida
citrus belt in late January
and early February, instead
blaming smaller sizes and
increased fruit drop and
said it would continue to
assess the. impact of the
freezes.
"The USDA has taken off
several million boxes since
their original orange esti-
mate in October and with
the field reports we're get-
ting regarding fruit daiiage
and juice yield loss from
the late January and early
February freezes we would


expect less juice production
than we were just a month
ago," said Michael W.
Sparks, executive VP/CEQ
of Florida Citrus Mutual.
"As a result, we would
anticipate better grower
returns for the late crop
than what we experienced
for the early crop.
"This is most definitely a
challenging season, howev-
er, Florida citrus growerS
will continue to produce
the quality citrus know
across the globe for its taste
and health benefits."
Florida citrus was hit
with a cold spell on Jan. 22
and Feb., 5 which dropped
temperatures below 28
degrees for several hours
on both nights.
In its release Tuesday,
the USDA said "A freeze.
survey conducted on Jan'.
27-28 showed little or n6
damage at that time.
Additional assessments
SContinued on page 8A


S 'MCT photo
The USDA has decreased its projection for the Florida
orange harvest by 4 million boxes.




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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Wednesday, February 11, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


What were you thinking, Sheriff?


SThe wretched excess

in the corporate world


If ever a law enforcement professional
showed an understanding of the
underpinnings of crime, Sheriff
Susan Benton is that professional.


Her embrace of the Jail
Alternatives for Substance
Abuse program, her sophisti-
cated understanding of the
co-existing (mental) disorders
that impact so many inmates,
and her frequent forays into
the community to remind us
all of how much children
need attention and support,
are all evidence of her aware-
ness and concern; of her try-
ing to look ahead to change
self-destructive behavior and
thereby lower crime rate's
over time.
The Sheriff also, in her
pursuit of accreditation for
example, has shown a will to
professionalize and upgrade
the sheriff's department into
the 21st century.
This is why we are so sur-
prised that Sergeant Monica
Sauls - who has led the
D.A.R.E. program in
Highlands County and is an
acknowledged expert in the
field - would be removed
from the program and trans-
ferred to street patrol.
It is not as though there
have been charges of ineffi-
ciency or incompetence on
Sauls' part, or that she had
burned out emotionally and
needed a change.
It wasn't as though some-
one better or more trained had


come along.
In fact, we've found only
puzzlement over the transfer
and praise for Sauls.
John Lindsay, the southeast
regional director of D.A.R.E.
Florida, has known Sauls for
six years.
"Monica is knowledgeable,
effervescent, filled with posi-
tive energy and has a positive
attitude. She's a great role
model, not just for children
but for people in general," he
said.
Lindsay added that
D.A.R.E. programs exist in
all 50 states and 43 countries,
and that Sauls has been a
mentor, or training officer, for
years, traveling all over the
country and overseas helping
new programs get off the
ground.
Brenda Longshore, princi-
pal at Park Elementary
School, called Sauls "out-
standing."
"She brings fabulous les-
sons into the classroom,"
Longshore said. "She's a
tremendous role model and a
very motivational speaker."
."Once Sergeant Sauls is
poised in front of the group of
students, silence is instanta-
neous. The mere presence of
a much loved, much admired
role model has the students


ready to listen; ready to
learn," said Jacquelyn
Maibach, who teaches fifth
grade at Cracker Trail
Elementary School.
Both she and Lindsay
spoke of the number of years
Sauls has been at her task, as
did Sarah Brooker, who also
teaches fifth grade at Cracker
Trail.
Brooker remembers the
warnings and messages she
heard from Sauls when she
was a fifth-grader herself.
She said she still carries
Sauls' words of wisdom with
her as she prepares her stu-
dents for the grown-up world.
"Monica Sauls has been a
remarkable role model for
me," Brooker said.
Now there is no doubt
changes and adaptations are a
normal, even necessary part
of life, and it is also true that
no one person is indispensa-
ble.
But, change simply for the'
sake of change can do as
much harm as waiting too
long'to change.
So, we would like to under-
stand why a successful indi-
vidual was removed from a
position that required her spe-
cial skills, and put instead
into a position where that
experience and expertise will
mostly go to waste.
In this day and age when
we need to celebrate the
things that are going well,.
Sheriff, what were you think-
ing?


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TODAY'S LETTERS


Backlash beginning to brew
Editor:
Throughout history, people have
been oppressed to the point of despera-
tion. Once the pain of enduring any
longer becomes severe enough, a back-
lash begins to brew.
American people seem to have
passed from the brewing stage of 2001
and 2008, to a full rolling boil for
2009.
In other words, we are in hot water.
A woman at a yard sale was alternat-
ing between thankfulness for people
buying and tears streaming as she
watched her life's collection of goods
being loaded into the trunk of
strangers' cars. The money was a life-
line at a time of desperation, but her
question still haunts us as she asked
imploringly, "But what about next
month, what can I do?"
In some places in Florida and around
the nation, the stories of hardship and
attempts at finding work are becoming
as chilling as the tragic classic, "The
Grapes of Wrath."
Definitely more disturbing than the
comparison last year by Jimmy Stewart
and Mr. Potter in "It's a Wonderful
Life."
Indeed the Potters and Snively
Whiplash types are still partying like
1929. On our taxpayer money, though
in the midst of their fun explaining
with irritation, the booze, jet rides and
laughs were paid from "different
accounts."
My pastor's retirement fund has
shrank in half. My mother will be leav-
ing her grandchildren and live amongst
strangers to be closer to VA care for her
spouse. My brother scoured the state
before telling his workers "Sorry. I
tried. If it's out there, I couldn't find
it," as to closing down his business. My
friend, on closing her place on the
Circle said, the scariest part was the
people streaming in asking her if she
was hiring. At the same time she knew
they were being forced out of business.
What if we were to suddenly experi-
ence a paradigm shift in our thinking?
That rather than whistling our way
through this dark and scary graveyard
of dead opportunities and dreams, we
felt more so that the sun began to shine
again. That we were safe enough to
stop and admire the beauty of a rose.
Those so-called "whistle blowers".
had been trying for years to get help in
adverting this national tragedy. Maybe
the label itself was wrong. Evoking
images of whiners, shrill, paranoid,
troublemakers with grandiose illusions
they knew better than the nation's two
leading analysts and accountants.
Maybe the only hope for a shift in
our confidence is the way we view
those people who are clearly trying to
make good things happen within their
companies and then dealt with most
severely for having the courage to
speak up.
My question to those leaders of


"_________ MAr

At TER THIS, I'M GOING TO EXERCISE, EFA 'RIGHT,
CUT BACK ON EXPENSES, AND SAVE..."


industry and government is simple. Do
they dismantle smoke detectors as they
travel to their parties? If not, why do
they disable people who could have
helped prevent the burning to the
ground their own industries?
A generation of boomers were raised
with the two bears. The bad one trashes
business. The good one, "Smokey,"
always looked us straight in the eye
and admonished us. "Only you can pre-
vent forest fires."
So let's get on with it. Rebuild our
lives and nation and push together this
hot water vat on to the fires.
It is horrid to send our youth over-
seas for freedom, as we allow those
smirking snakes to take it away from us
here at home.
Sorry they did it? Or sorry they were
caught? Sounds like neither one.
Sounds like the backlash is beginning
to irritate them. Oh well, our bad.
Barbara Bailey
Sebring

Concerns over
county's 2009 goals
Editor:
The meeting of the Highlands
County Voters League brought more
questions than answers as the league
discussed the pros and cons of
Highlands County Board of County
Commissioners' 2009 goals.
The main complaint was the broad
spectrum and vague language used to
define the goals.
It was the consensus of the group
that the 2009 goals need to be well
defined with specific goals.
According to a News-Sun article,
Feb. 6, goal one states "an organiza-
tional structure and budgeting process
that provides the highest value of serv-
ices possible for our citizens."
Much of the emphasis for goal one
was on the creation of four new direc-
tors which would oversee the county
departments.


Still, with the directors in place,
there have been numerous audits that
show that this has not accomplished
their goal. The cell phone audit, as well
as the gas audit and instant messaging
audit, shows that added supervision.has
not brought "the highest value of serv-
ices possible for our citizens."
Goal two stated "an accurate and
candid communication and information
program." This was to include expand-
ing the county's Web site and working
more closely with the Highlands
County Homeowners Association.
League members had several compli-
ments about improvements on the Web
site but Jack Richie, president of the
HCHOA, stated that Michael Wright,
the new county administrator, had not
attended any of the homeowners meet-
ings.
Goal two also indicated that the
county would develop customer satis-
faction surveys. However, the group
had not heard of the results of any sur-
vey nor had any of them been
approached to participate in a survey.
Goal three, "strategic growth plan,"
brought a great deal of discussion from
league members. They were in agree-
ment that the Comprehensive Plan had
been so routinely changed that it was
almost insignificant. The lack of com-
mitment to the Comprehensive Plan
gave league members little confidence
that any strategic plan would be a con-
sistent guideline.
After an hour long discussion it
became apparent the topic needed a
more in-depth overview; league mem-
bers agreed to research the matter and
bring it back for discussion at the
February meeting. The League is open
to the public and the meetings are held
the third Thursday of each month at
Homer's Restaurant in Sebring.
Steve Roberts
Sebring

The writer is chairman of the Highlands
County Voters League.


I'm not sure whether to
notify the Securities
Exchange Commission, the
FBI or both, but I do believe
I've stumbled upon an early
warning system for econom-
ic turmoil, corporate profli-
gacy and political corrup-
tion.
It involves commodes,
trash cans and, occasionally,
umbrella stands shaped like
poodles.
Let us begin with the saga
of John Thain, who was
among more than 75,000
Americans who lost their
jobs in the recent days.
Unlike the others, it appears
he had it coming.
Thain was given the
heave-ho by Bank of
America just weeks after
completing its acquisition of
Merrill Lynch & Co., where
he'd served as CEO.
His new colleagues at
Bank of America reportedly
weren't happy about the
recent announcement that
Merrill lost $15.3 billion in
the final quarter of 2008.
And it seems they were also
displeased with the news
that Merrill had accelerated
the payment of several bil-
lion dollars' worth of bonus-
es to its executives prior to
the sale. New York Attorney
General Andrew Cuomo is
investigating the matter.
Than contends he was
"completely transparent"
about the extent of the antic-
ipated losses and says the
Bank of America folks knew
about the bonuses.
All of this is delightfully
sordid, the sort of stuff that
petty, class-warfare fellows
like me revel in. Call me
gauche, but - in times like
these - it's heartening to
hear tales of corporate pil-
lagers and plunderers getting
their comeuppance, particu-
larly after taxpayers were
forced to come up with
money to bail them out of
their wretched excess.
But, as cheery as all this
is, the aspect of this story
that caused my unibrow to
arch and-my big ears to perk
up was the $1.2 million that
Thain spent last year reno-
vating his office at Merrill
Lynch.
(Thain, who agreed last
week to reimburse Merrill,
sharply points out that the
work involved his office and
two conference rooms and a
reception area.)
According to CNBC, the
expenses included $87,784
for a rug, $68,179 for an
antique credenza and
$25,713 for a mahogany
table.
Two items in particular
caught my attention: $1,405
for a parchment waste can
and $35,115 for what was
described as "a commode on
legs."
Hmm, I muttered to
myself. Where have I seen
this before?
I flipped through my pri-
vate collection of "Horatio
Alger on a Bender" stories
and - sure enough - there it


Another
Opionion
DarylZease

was: Duke Cunningham, the
imprisoned former congress-
man from California now on
a riches-to-rehab journey,
had once accepted a com-
mode, valued at $7,000, as a
bribe.
This was no ordinary
ceramic toilet that you and I
might encounter in a public,
restroom. Duke's commode.
was actually a fancy chest of
drawers, from France, dating
back to the 1850s. The name
derives from the fact that
some of these pieces had
compartments for chamber
pots.
But wait, I thought:
Wasn't a pricey potty item
found in the possession of
another perp?
Indeed. It belonged to L.
Dennis Kozlowski, the for- -
mer CEO of Tyco
International who was con-
victed of defrauding share-
holders of hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars and handing-
out more than $150 million
in unauthorized bonuses.
His expenditures included
a $2,200 trash can (gilt
metal) and a $15,000
umbrella stand shaped like a
poodle. ("It's not just some
stupid dog umbrella stand,"
protested the owner of the
Nantucket, Mass., shop,
where he bought it. "It's a
very unique, beautiful
piece.")
In this instance, the potty
accessory of interest was a
$17,100 Venetian traveling
toilette box. It was made of
painted leather and gilded
bronze. Kozlowski was upset
that the media inaccurately
described his precious
antique as a "portable toi-
let." He was so incensed that
he even took a break from
his legal troubles to call and
commiserate with the lady
who sold him the stupid dog
umbrella stand.
So far, I've seen no
detailed description of John
Thain's "commode on legs."
But I'm guessing it's French,
like Duke's prized bribe.
And for 35 thousand bucks,
it might actually be ambula-
tory.
We can only speculate, of
course, about how many
other overpriced commodes
and trash cans are out there.
But I'll hazard a guess that
there's a disproportionate
number in the possession of
people who warrant special
attention from regulators.
Before lawmakers distrib-
ute another penny of tax
money to troubled compa-
nies, I suggest they delicate-
ly inquire about what type of
waste cans the CEOs use.
We have a right, after all, to
know where our crumpled
dollar bills land.

Daryl Lease is an editorial
writer for The Virginian-Pilot in
Norfolk, Va. E-mail him at
daryl.lease@pilotonline.com.


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Lunch Club
Wednesday meets
SEBRING - Lunch Club
Wednesday, a ladies net-
working club, is hosting "Go
Red for Women" during
Women's Heart Wellness
Month.
LCW will meet today at
the Sebring Elks Lodge.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
with more than 25 business
and non-profit showcases for
attendees to visit.
Lunch is available at
11:45 a.m. and the program
starts at 12:10 p.m. The
lunch is $10.
Florida Hospital is the
Rise and Shine speaker high-
lighting information on
"Women and Heart Disease."
This month LCW will learn
more about the new Heart
and Vascular Center as well
as receive educational infor-
mation on heart disease and
women coronary wellness
from Deb Vaughn, director
of Emergency Services from
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division.
In addition, Florida
Hospital is donating a gull
CT body scan and gift basket
as the grand prize raffle val-
ued at moe than $500 and
will offer informational
brochures and "red" stain-
less steel travel mugs for the
first 100 attendees.
Marci Bryan, volunteer
and spokeswoman with
Women Heart, a National


James Christman
James Henry
Christman, 87, of
SSebring died Feb.
8, 2009. Born in
North Olmsted, Ohio, he
moved to Avon Park in 1985.
He was a pilot throughout his
life, serving in the Navy Air
Corp during World War II.
He was an
HVAC sales
engineer for
Thermal
Products Co.
o f
Cleveland,
managing
the office in Christman
Akron and
becoming a partner in the
company.
He is survived by his wife,
Ruth; sons, Kent and Brad;
and one granddaughter.
Memorial services will be
held at 2 p.m. Thursday at
Fountain Funeral Home
Chapel, Avon Park, with
Eastern Star, Masonic and
Civil Air Patrol participating.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to Hospital
Transportation Fund, c/o
Highlands Shrine Club, P.O.
Box 229, Sebring, FL 33871.
Burial will take place at a
later date in Crown Hill
Cemetery in Twinsburg,
Ohio.

Marvin H. Gladen
Marvin H.
Gladen, 85, of
Sebring died Feb.
S9, 2009. Born in
Poplar Bluff, Mo., he had
been a resident of Sebring
since 1982. He worked as a
machinist in the automotive
industry. He served as a vet-
eran in the U.S. Army during
World War II and also
received the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his wife,
Grace; son, Douglas; daugh-
ter, Mary Beth Bottoms; two
grandchildren and one great
grandson.
Funeral services will be.
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
17 in the Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home Chapel,
Sebring, with the Rev.
George Hall officiating.
Memorial contributions can
be- made in his name to the


Coalition for Women with
Heart Disease, will be donat-
ing "Red Bags of Courage"
for the first 100 attendees.
For more information visit
www.lmchchluwtednesday.bl
ogspot.com or call Diana
Albritton. 381-8170.

Bremen, Ind. Day is
today at Homer's
SEBRING - Bremen,
Ind. Day will be at Homer's
Restaurant at 11 a.m. today.
For information, call Pat
Farrer at 452-6548.

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

Organ Society meets
twice a month
SEBRING - The new
Highlands Organ Society,
organized by Frank Hutchins
last October, 2008 now has
three remarkable members in
the professional category
that can play just about any-
thing.
The purpose of the society

OBITUARIES


American Lung Association,
8950 Dr. ML King Jr. St., N.,
Ste. 205, St. Petersburg, FL,
33702. Arrangements
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.

Bryan Miller
Bryan Keliegh Miller, 51,
of Avon Park died Feb. 8,
2009. Born in Waynesboro,
Pa., he had been a resident of
Sebring since 1999. He
worked as arn insurance
adjuster and was a member of
East Congregation of
Jehovah's Witness in
Sebring.
He is survived by his wife.
Kris; parents, Harold" and
Alice Miller; daughters,
Ashley and Sheena; son,
Ethan; and brother, Anthony.
A funeral service will be
held at 7 p.m. Monday at East
Congregation of Jehovah's
Witness Kingdom Hall in
Sebring. Arrangements
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.

Christine Nichols
Christine Nichols of
Sebring died Feb. 5. 2009.
Born in Baldwyn, Miss., she
is survived by her husband of
63 years, Ben; son, Philip R.;
daughter, Tina Goolsby; four
grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at
11 a.m. Thursday at Oasis
Fellowship Church in
Daytona Beach. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests
that donations be made to
Hospice of Volusia/Flagler
counties. Coastal Cremation
is in charge of arrangements.

Ana Rivera
Ana Victoria Rivera, 79, of
Avon Park died Feb. 8, 2009.
Born in New York City, N.Y.,
she. came here 15 years ago.
She was the owner of a candy
store in New York. She
attended Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church in Avon
Park and was a member of St.
John's Catholic Church in
New York.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 58 years, Mario; chil-
dren, Joseph and Maria; nine


is to provide fellowship
among organists who love
beautiful music. Playing by
reading music is not always
necessary but advisable.
Members also help each
other to improve their music
skills to further enjoy beauti-
ful organ music.
Meetings are held twice a
month at Frank Hutchins
Ranch, 2034 Lake Josephine
Drive, (or call 863-0259) -
two miles west of U.S. 27.

Jam Session set for
Sebring Elks lodge
SEBRING .- Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
Wacky Wednesday today.
Fried shrimp and coleslaw
will be served from 4:30-
6:30 p.m. for $6. Live music
will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
with Frank E.
On Thursday, a free jam
session with country, blue-
grass and gospel will be
from 2-5 p.m.

Tree Board to meet
SEBRING - The Tree
Board Committee will meet
at 6 p.m. today at Sebring
City Hall chambers. This
board also serves as the
city's Landscape Adjustment
Committee whereby the
city's landscape ordinance
may be discussed.

Lake Placid chamber
luncheon set


grandchildren and 12 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1-6
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at
Fountain Funeral Home,
Avon Park.


Frank and Jennie
Treppeda
Frank and
SJennie Treppeda
1 died within three
days of each other
- Frank, 86, died on Feb. 2,
2009 and Jennie, 92, on Jan.
29, 2009. They were winter
residents of Lake Placid,
making their permanent
homes in New York.
Frank is a World War II
veteran and retired employee
of AT&T. Jennie was a retired
secretary.
They are survived by their
only daughter, Francesca
Lynch; Frank's brothers
Alfred and Charles Treppeda;
sister, Frances Morgan; and
Jennie's brother, Ralph
Russo.
A memorial mass will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
21 at St. James Catholic
Church in Lake Placid.
McMahon Funeral Home,
New York, is in charge of
arrangements.


LAKE PLACID - The
Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce
Membership Luncheon will
be held at noon today at the
Lake Placid Elks Lodge.
Cost is $8 per person. The
sponsor and presenter for the
luncheon is Florida Hospital,
"The New Sebring Race -
Saving Heart Muscle." The
speaker will be Art
Wilcoxon, Florida Hospital's
administrative director of
Cardiovascular Services and
an integral staff member of
its new Heart and Vascular
Center.
Wilcoxon holds dual bach-
elor degrees in invasive and
non invasive cardiology and
health care administration
from Louis University. He
also received a master's
degree in business adminis-
tration from Kennedy
University in Kentucky. He
has held a paramedic certifi-
cation for more than 26
years and been with Florida
Hospital for more than four
years.
Confirm reservations by e-
mailing the chamber at
chamber@lpfla.com or call-
ing 465-4331.

AARP offers driver
safety classes
SEBRING - AARP
Driver Safety Program will
be offered from 12:30-4:30
p.m. Feb. 11-12 at First
Presbyterian Church in the
education building at 319
Poinsettia Ave., near down-
town Sebring.
Cost is $12 for AARP
members and $14 for non-
members payable to AARP
at time of registration. Call
Joyce Uebelhart at 471-6122
for details.

Retired educators
meet Thursday
SEBRING - Highlands,
Retired Educators and
Support Staff will meet at 11
a.m. Thursday at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 2940
U.S. 27 North.
The program is safety
education by crime preven-
tion consultants.
Entertainment is to be pro-
vided by the Memorial
Elementary School Music
Department. Lunch will be
from the menu.
Any questions should be
directed to Nancy Willard at
385-3034.

R U My Type blood
drive set
SEBRING - Florida's
Blood Centers-Highlands,
6550 US 27 N (across from
Quality Inn), will have its
annual R U My Type Blood
Drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday.
Come see whose type you
are. Blood donations have
been down.
All donors will receive a
$10 Walmart gift card by
mail.
While supplies last, there
will be R U My Type cups,
goodie bags, pizza coupon
and a certificate for a free
30-minute massage by Jeff
Alexander, LMT.


Visit www.floridasblood-
centers.org or call 382-4499
with questions about donat-
ing.

'Nunsense' tickets
selling fast
SEBRING - Reserved
seats for the Tanglewood
Actors Guild production of
"Nunsense" are selling fast.
Visit the Tanglewood Box
Office from 3-4 p.m.
Thursday for best selection
or call 382-8349. Tickets are
just $10.
The Tanglewood club-
house is west on U.S. 27,
half a mile north of Walmart.

Legion units plan
Valentine Dance
AVON PARK - The
Avon Park American Legion
Auxiliary and the Sons of
the American Legion are
joining forces to do a
Valentine Dinner Dance on
Saturday for Children and
Youth Projects.
The dinner is half a char-
coaled chicken, three-bean
salad, wedged potatoes, cin-
namon apple ring and lover's
delight dessert. Dinner is at
5 p.m. with music at 6.
Special mimosas avail-
able, steak raffles, and 10
chances on Valentine gifts as
well as some fun with the
"Oldly Wed Game."
There are only 100 tickets
being sold. Call Darlene
Watkin to reserve group
tables of 10 at 314-9107.

IIOF Group will meet
Thursday
LAKE PLACID - The
Highlands I.I.OF. Group will
meet for a program at 12:30
p.m. Thursday. The meeting
will be at the home of Nancy
Reed of Lake Placid.
This P.E.O. Group is cele-
brating 30 years in
Highlands County.
Nationally P.E.O. was found-
ed in January 1869, 140
years ago, and now has more
than 5,500 chapters in the
United States and Canada
with over a quarter of a mil-
lion women as active mem-
bers. It is dedicated to the
well being and education of
women in the United States
and foreign countries.
Any woman who is a
member of P.E.O. and visit-
ing in Florida is welcome to
attend. Call 465-1066.

Lake Denton
committee meets
SEBRING - Lake
Denton Committee will hold
a meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday
at the Bert J. Harris Jr.
Agriculture Center,
Conference Room 2, 4509
George Blvd.
All interested persons are
invited to attend.

Washington County
reunion set
SEBRING - The annual
Washington County, Pa.
Reunion will be held
Thursday at Homer's
Original Smorgasbord in
Plaza Square in Sebring.
The Manatee Room will


be open at 10 a.m. for fel-
lowship, with lunch starting
at 11 a.m. The price per
lunch for seniors is'approxi-
mately $7 which includes
tax.
Bring a stamped, self-
addressed, legal size enve-
lope for the 2010 mailing.
For information, contact
Don or Shirley Swan at
(813) 684-1636.

FMO plans Thursday
workshop
SEBRING - The
Federation of Manufactured
Homeowners (FMO) District
6 will hold a "Purchasing
Your Park" workshop on
Thursday at Buttonwood
Bay Mobile Home Park
(MHP) recreation hall,
10001 U.S. 27 South.
The meeting will start at
10 a.m. with free coffee and
doughnuts at 9:30 a.m.
The workshop will teach
homeowners associations
everything required from
forming committees, paper-
work filing, to maintaining a
legal offer to purchase a
park should the chance arise.
For more information,
contact Rick Ingler, FMO
District 6 president, at 655-
4844. This workshop is open
to all manufactured home
homeowners associations in
District 6 regardless of FMO
membership.

Pennsylvania
Association of School
Retirees to meet
SEBRING - The Citrus
Chapter of the Pennsylvania
Association of School
Retirees (PASR) will meet at
11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3 at
the Inn On the Lakes.
All former Pennsylvania
school staff menibers and
their guests who reside full
or part-time in this area are
invited to attend the lunch-
eon get-together to socialize
and discuss post-retirement
concerns. O. James Davis,
legislative chairman of Out-
of-State Region 13, will
inform those in attendance
of the latest legislative news
from Harrisburg.
For information or reser-
vations, call President
ColleeN Moore at 385-9128
or 402-5631 before
Thursday, Feb: 26.

THOMAS D. SORBER
2-12-1998

IT HAS BEEN 10 YEARS
THE SUN ISN'T AS BRIGHT AN
THE WATER NOT SO BLUE

LOVED BY ALL
FORGOTTEN BY NONE
MISSED BY
CHARLOTTE
SON
FOREST E. LANE, JR.
GRAND-DAUGHTERS
AMBER AND KYLIE.
GREAT-GRANDSON
KALIEB DAVID
DAUGHTER
CINDY ANNE
GRANDSONS
DEVON AND DALTON
AND SON IN LAW
VANN THORNTON


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PATRICIA LOOMIS ROBINSON
Patricia Loomis Robinson, 90, of Columbus, died Sunday,
February 8, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital. A memorial
service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February
12, 2009 in Chapel of the Pines with Father Rich
Martindale officiating according to Striffier-Hamby
Mortuary.
Mrs. Robinson was born August 16, 1918 in Chattanooga,
TN, to the late Edwin P. and Rosa Loomis. She was a
member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a graduate of the
University of Georgia, and a member of the Phi Beta Phi
Sorority and the Junior League of Columbus. She was
previously a member of the Country Club of Columbus
and the Big Eddy Club. She was preceded in death by a
sister, Marguerite Bewick. Mrs. Robinson is survived by
her husband, Col (Ret) Neil Robinson of Columbus, a
nephew, William Bewick of Richland Center, WI, and a
niece, Patti Harper of Evansville, WI. The family would
like to express a very special thank you to Angela
Solomon, Tysecha Clark, Patricia Powell, Sheryl Garnett,
and Linda Walton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to The Wynn House, 1240 Wynnton Rd,
Columbus, GA, 31906. To sign the online quest registry
visit www.mem.com.


IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PHILEMON (BOBBY) WHITE, SR.
2-10-2008
A YEAR HAS PASSED, WE LOVE YOU!!
LOVED & CHERISHED BY YOUR WIFE,
FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE WILL
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS A KIND AND
HUMBLE MAN. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED,
NEVER FORGOTTEN AND FOREVER LOVED
YOUR WIFE, ROSE


DR. LUIS GONZALEZ
Dr. Luis Gonzalez, 69, of Sebring, FL, passed away peacefully
Sunday, February 8, 2009. He was born October 30, 1939 to
Antonio and Concepcion (Ramirez) Gonzalez in Guayaquil,
Ecuador. He had been a resident of Sebring since 2006 coming
from New Jersey He served as a veteran in the US Army from
1959-1963. lie was Professor Emeritus at Bloomfield College in
Bloomfield, NJ; received Bachelors from Pace University in NY;
Masters in Arts from NY University; MBA from Farleigh
University in NJ; PHD from NY University; and was a member of
St. Catherine Catholic Church in Sebring, FL.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Maritza Gonzalez -
Sebring; daughters, Patricia Torres (Bruce) - Sebring, FL; Ana
M. Molloy - Bethlehem, PA; sister, Antonia Unda (Alfonso) -
Winter Haven, FL; grandchildren - Ryan, Lindsay and Maxwell
Malloy; Elianna Garcia and Julian Torres; nieces and nephews -
Sylvia Riofrio, Paulina Torres, Luis E Unda (Griselle), Doris
Smith (Frank), and Danny Unda (Bela). He was preceded in
death by his son - Luis A. Gonzalez.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at
10:00am at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Sebring; Father Jose
Gonzalez will be officiating. Burial will take place at a later date
in Crownsville State Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville, MD.
Arrangements entrusted to:
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TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.coCmi
SEBRING - This
Saturday, the Historic Circle
plays host to the 26th annual
Roaring 20s Arts and Crafts
show.
At least seventy-six wood
workers, painters, photogra-
phers, jewelry makers, baby
clothes designers and other
vendors will be set up all
around the Circle and down
North Ridgewood Drive as
far as Miingo St. from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m,
Mango Street will act as a
food court.
The popular arts and
crafts event is organized by
the Community
Redevelopment Agency.
Gene Brenner, the CRA's
chairman, said he was look-



Air potato i
Continued from page 11
could be mistaken for them b
dren.
The vine originated in ti
Asia and Africa, where it is
Scrop, but Dr. Barry Rice, an
sive species specialist wit
Natural Conservancy, has sa
Strains here "are bitter and so.
potentially poisonous."
It is thought the plant was


ing for wonderful weather
and a really fun time.
"A lot of the repeat artists
are so comfortable they
come back year after year,"
he said, adding that there
would be new faces as well.
One artist, JoAnn Wedge, is
coming all the way from
Oceanside, Calif., with a
selection of handmade glass
jewelry.
Because this Friday night
is also Gallery Walk night on
the Circle, visitors and
locals'have an extra evening
to enjoy original art work.
Fifteen stores will be open
during Gallery Walk, and six
local artists will have their
work on display and for sale.
"It's an excellent opportuni-
ty to see the fine art going on
locally," Brenner said.


News-Sun file photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Last year's Roaring 20s festival drew a large crowd of vendors and shoppers to down-
town Sebring.


potentiallyy poisonous to humans, deadly for trees


A
y chil-

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a food
intru-
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lid the
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intro-


duced to Florida in 1905, coming in
from the Caribbean.
What makes the air potato danger-
ous to native species is the rate at
which it grows. The vines can reach
70 feet in length, so the plants typi-
cally climb into the canopies of tall
trees - pines are a favorite - and
proceed to engulf the tree, blocking
out sunlight and often killing it.


What makes the air potato dangerous to native
species is the rate at which it grows. The vines
can reach 70 feet in length, so the plants typi-
cally climb into the canopies of tall trees -
pines are a favorite - and proceed to engulf the
tree, blocking out sunlight and often killing it.


Surprisingly, because they are a
tropical plant and die back in the
cold, the threat of their spreading
doesn't disappear in the winter. That
is because new plants come from the
potato-like bulbils - even very
small ones - and they survive the
cold. As the vines die back or go
dormant, the bulbils fall off and later
sprout.
According K. A. Langeland, a pro-


fessor at the agronomy department at
the University of Florida, writing for
the extension office said, "(Air pota-
to) has been listed by the Florida
Exotic Pest Plant Council as one of
Florida's most invasive plant species
since 1993 and was added to the
noxious weed list in 1999."
Containing the plant is not easy.
Most important is to collect and
remove as many of the bulbils as


possible, being careful to dispose of
them in a place where they won't
spread, like a landfill. The vines
themselves have to be cut and
destroyed as well. The herbicides
Garlon 3A diluted with water (1.6-
2.6 ounces per gallon of spray) or
Garlon 4 (0.6-2.6 ounces per gallon
of spray) are effective for control-
ling the air potato when sprayed on
the foliage. These herbicides are
available from agricultural supply
stores.
The herbicides should be applied
when plants are actively growing in
spring to mid summer.
For more information call or visit
the County Extension Office at 4509
George Blvd. The telephone number
is 402-6540.


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will be made in mid and late
February."
Visit www.nass.usda.gov/
Statistics_by_State/Florida/P
ublications/Citrus/cpfp.htm
for the complete USDA esti-
mate. The USDA makes its
initial forecast in October
and then revises it monthly
until the end of the season in
July. In 2007-2008, Florida
harvested 170.2 million
boxes of oranges.
The USDA maintained its
prediction that 23 million
boxes of grapefruit will be
produced in 2008-09.
The early and midseason
crop is now projected at 83
million boxes, down from 84
million boxes. The Valencias
projection is now at 75 mil-
lion boxes this season, down
from January's forecast of 78
million boxes. Florida spe-
cialty fruit is down; the
USDA predicts 1.3 million
boxes of tangelos, down from
1.5 million in January, and
4.6 million boxes of tanger-
ines, down from 4.9 million.
The yield for from-concen-
trate orange juice (FCOJ) is
expected to be 1.61 gallons
per 90-pound bot, down
from 1.62.
The Florida citrus industry
creates a $9.3 billion annual
economic impact, employing
nearly 76,000 people, and
covering more than 576,000
acres. Founded in 1948 and
currently representing nearly
8,000 gro er members,
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Memorial

service

held for

slain tot

By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO - Hundreds
of mourners came to memori-
alize slain Florida toddler
Caylee Anthony in a music-
filled service Tuesday,
months after her disappear-
ance and mother's arrest
drew national attention.
"There are days you don't
know what to say and these
are one of these days," said
Pastor David Uth, who
offered a "prayer of peace"
for Casey Anthony, who was
in the Orange County Jail
less than a mile away, facing
a murder charge in her
daughter's death. She has
pleaded not guilty and claims
a babysitter kidnapped
Caylee.
The public service was
broadcast live on local televi-
sion from the First Baptist
Church of Orlando. Images
of Caylee flashed on a giant
screen in front of the church
sanctuary as a pianist played,
"You ArO My Sunshine" and
"If You're Happy and You
Know It."
Casey Anthony could have
asked for permission to
watch the memorial on TV
but didn't, according to jail
officials. The 22-year-old
said in a statement read by
her attorney that she missed
Caylee "every day and every
minute of every day."
Thousands of mourners
had been expected, but only
several hundred people


MCT photo
Two-year-old Caylee Anthony was the focus of a huge search
after she was reported missing a month after her mother
had last seen her last summer. Her skeletal remains were
found in December near her Orlando home. Her mother
has been charged with her murder.


showed up, including many
who never knew Caylee or
her family. They included
Jessica Smith, who drove 160
miles from West Palm Beach
with a co-worker to attend,
saying she felt compelled to
be there "to say our prayers
for her."
"I'm a mother myself,"
said Smith, 25, who has a son
Caylee's age. "It touches
close to home."
Caylee was 2 when she
disappeared last summer, but
her mother didn't report her
missing until a month later,
saying she was looking for
her. Her remains were found
in December in woods near
where she lived.
Casey Anthony also said in
her statement that she wished
the service, which was
arranged by her parents,
Cindy and George Anthony,
would have been private and
not open to the public and
media.
"I still don't want a public


event with cameras and
everybody around for
Caylee's service, but I can't
stop my parents from doing
what they want," she said. "I
truly hope that it will help
them."
Security was tight, given
that the Anthony family had
faced protesters at their
house before the daughter
was arrested. A dozen
deputies were stationed at the
church and mourners had to
pass through a metal detector
to get into the sanctuary. No
protesters showed up.
Some mourners said they
felt a connection to Caylee
since they had been follow-
ing the case since she was
reported missing.
"I had hoped she would
have been found alive," said
Justine Lorence, 22, who
drove up with Smith from
West Palm Beach. "I feel like
I have to pay my respects to
her because I've been watch-
ing this from the start."


Obama: Senate passage of stimulus

good news, but 'more work to do'

Senate, House must work out differences in plans


County to use E-Verify for new hires


Continued from page 1A
applying for a job to ensure
that the employer is compli-
ant with state and federal
hiring regulations, Helms
said.
Currently, all employers
must use the form I-9 to
document an employee's
status.
Federal agencies were
ordered by President George
W. Bush to use E-Verify in
2008, and federal contrac-
tors and sub-contractors are
encouraged to comply with
and use the E-Verify system,
and May 21, 2009 is the
deadline for contractors to
sign up.
Over 100,000 employers
currently use the system.
Helms stated that the.
county would still have to
use the I-9 form, but that the
information provided on the
I-9 would be double
checked by E-Verify using
the Homeland Security and
Social Security
Administration's databases
via the Internet.
Helms said that county
staff recommended that the
commissioners implement
the program within the next
few months for all new hires
and contractors, with excep-
tions for off the shelf pur-
chases from companies like
Office Max.
Although the county will
not be able to do a pre-
screening of applicants
before offering them a job,
the Highlands County
Sheriff's Department is
already using the system to
ensure accuracy, and has
been for the last four
months.
A letter from Sheriff
Susan Benton encouraged
the county to move forward
with the program.
The county will have to
register online and individu-
als within the county will-
have to be designated and
registered as the users of the
system to insure against


abuse.
The biggest question
about E-Verify is the accu-
racy of the program and
Helms told the commission-
ers that this accuracy is a
subject of some discussion.
According to Helms, E-
Verify's own Web site
shows that there is a 4 per-
cent error rate for U.S. citi-
zens seeking employment
and a 10 percent error rate
for illegal citizens.
One of the most criticized
problems with'the system is
when a woman gets married
and changes her last name,
but has not notified the
Social Security administra-
tion before being processed
by E-Verify, which will
show a discrepancy in her
documents.
The program was set to
expire in March, but the
House of Representatives
extended the program out
five years. Helms raised
some concerns as to if the
program would continue to
be funded by the federal
government.
Requiring contractors
who work with the county to
comply would be problem-
atic for staff, Helms said,
but not impossible.
Enforcement was the only
problem and a concern for
county staff, and Helms
made some suggestions to
how to accomplish that,
including requiring contrac-
tors to file an affidavit
showing that they use the
program.
Gayle Harrell, former
State Representative; Tom
Macklin, Avon Park's ex-
mayor; Bill Landis, chair-
man of the Minutemen; and
Bill Youngman, representa-
tive of the American Party
were on hand to encourage
the county to implement the
.E-Verify program.
"Legal immigration is a
help and a positive impact
on our economy, but illegal
immigrants present a huge
tax burden on the govern-


ments in which they reside
in," said Youngman.
Macklin and Landis
informed the commission
that Polk County already
requires contractors to sub-
mit an affidavit that they use
E-Verify.
According to Youngman,
employers need help to
ensure that the employees
are not forging documents
like Social Security cards,
and he reminded the com-
missioners that the use of
the system is free, and is rel-
atively easy to use.
"Who do we care more
for, the illegal alien and ille-
gal contractors, or honest
taxpayers?" asked
Youngman.
Eric Porter, a Highlands
County resident, supports
the program, but raised
questions about the cost to
the county. Youngman
assured that to join the pro-
gram and use the program is
free as long as there is
Internet access.
Commissioner Jeff
Carlson informed everyone
that all the documentation
shows that all documents
state that the usage is "cur-
rently" free, but does not
preclude congress from
installing fees at a later
date.
Ray Royce, executive
director of the Highlands
County Citrus Association,
encouraged the commission
to use the tool if they want
to, encouraged the commis-
sion not to use the affidavit
system on contractors, and
asked the county not to pre-
sume that those not using
this program are employing
illegals or have something
to hide.
"If the federal govern-
ment states that' (E-Verify
is) the only legal means to
verify work status, then
implement that program.
But until- then, do. not
assume that anyone not
using that program is oper-
ating illegally," Royce said.


By JENNIFER LOVEN
Associated Press
FORT' MYERS -
President Barack Obama
hailed the Senate's passage of
a massive economic rescue
plan on Tuesday but warned
that there's more work to do
is lawmakers begin difficult
talks on a final deal.
"That's good news," the
president said repeatedly in
announcing the Senate's
action to a Florida crowd, as
people jumped to their feet
and cheered in joy.
Still, Obama soberly cau-
tioned: "We've got a little
more work to do."
The Senate, with support
from just three Republicans,
passed an $838 billion stimu-
lus bill, and now House and
Senate. negotiators will have
to work out the final details.
The vote came right in the
middle of Obama's town-hall
event in Fort Myers, a Florida
community reeling from
home foreclosures and job
losses.
Revving .up the home
crowd even more, Obama
joked that senators advanced
their plan because they knew
he was coming to Florida. He
said: "They didn't want folks .
in Fort Myers to be mad."


Back in Washington, on a
day loaded with economic
news, the Treasury
Department announced a
sweeping plan to rescue the
nation's banking sector.
Obama was lobbying
Congress hard from Florida;
declaring that Americans are
out of patience with
.Washington gridlock as 'law-
makers dicker over legislative
details.
Actually, one senator,
Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter,
a Republican, accused col-
leagues of moving too fast on
the bill.
Said Obama: "We've had a
good debate. That's part of
what democracy is all about.
But the time for talking is
over. Folks here in Fort Myers
and across America need help,
they need action, and they
need it now."
He also announced that he
will unveil an "overall hous-
ing strategy" in the weeks
ahead, but he's already look-
ing at ways to help homeown-
ers avoid foreclosure.
-Obama told the audience
that there needs to be a system
in which banks recognize that
it's in their best interest not to
foreclose on homes.
Obama called for


Democrats and Republicans
to work together as he
appeared at a town hall forum,
his second in as many-days.
"This is not about partisan
politics," Republican Gov.
Charlie Crist said in introduc-
ing the Democratic president.
"This is about rising above
that."
Trying to strike the same
tone, Obama thanked Crist,
saying: "When the town is
burning, you don't check
party labels. Everybody needs
to grab a hose."
Still, buoyed by his own
popularity and the nation's
desire for help, Obama clearly
used the stage to put pressure
on Republican lawmakers.
Obama's overt message is
that the pain 'being felt in
American homes demands
Washington's quick and bold
attention.
But his more subtle mes-
sage, delivered through his
choice of hard-hit but GOP-
leaning locales and in the kind
of sarcastic barbs he lobbed.at
Republicans in his prime-time
news conference, was a
nakedly political one:
Republicans may well pay in
voting booths for ignoring the
president's call to pass the
stimulus.


AP church can't open caf6 to public


Continued from page 1A
"The question of money is
not an issue. The question is
allowing the general public
to eat there at will regardless
of church activities. If you
were eating there during or
after a church service, there
-would be no problem, but
because you open this for
lunch to the general public
you are operating outside of
zoning regulations," Buhr
said.
"We have tied their hands
in this," said councilman
George Hall.
"We limit what they can do
with regulation, but because
they are a church, we limit
them from seeking commer-
cial re-zoning. I think that the
system at this point has led


them down a dead end
street," Hall added.
The city council directed
staff to send the question to


planning and zoning in the
hopes that they can help
develop a solution to UCC's
situation.


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LAKE PLACID COUNTRY FAIR RESULTS


People's Choice Awards given


in all 10 adult divisions


Courtesy photos
The Middle and High School division winners of this past weekend's Lake Placid Country
Fair.


Students win big at Lake


Placid Country Fair


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - On Feb.
7, winners were chosen in all
10 of the adult amateur divi-
sions at the Lake Placid
Country Fair. The visitors to
the exhibits became judges as
they had the privilege of voting
for the exhibit entry of their
choice in each division to
determine the winners. Often
the voters agreed with the
judges and other times they
selected their own favorite.
Many commented on how dif-
ficult making a final choice
was.
Winners in each division
received an orange and white
rosette ribbon and a $25 cash
prize presented Sunday in the
gazebo in DeVane Park by
Helen Obenchain, exhibits
chair; Suellen Robinson, adult
section chair; Miss Lake


Placid, Miss Highlands
County, and Junior Miss Lake
Placid.
Votes were counted and the
winners of the awards are:
- Division I - Arts - Dorothy
Wallace for painting of Bentwood
Chair in a Garden
- Division II - Photography -
Carol Lyman for photo of Ducks in
a Row
- Division III - Porcelain - Elaine
Ables for a Chickadee Choir Tray
- Division IV- Wood Crafts -
Gary Nelson for a Music Box
- Division V - Crafts - Margarite
Baisverte for Lighthouse Paper Tole
- Division VI - Needlecrafts -
Sylvia Fitch for an Angel in counted
thread.
- Division VII - Stitchery and
Fabric Craft - Melanie Clawson for
Log Cabin Quilt with Floral & Leaf
Design
- Division VIII-Yarn & Cord Craft
- Diana Pelland for a Large Round
Doily


- Division IX-Food - Helen
Shevel for Key Lime Cake
- Division X - Poetry - Marianne
Reason for "Do Not Weep"
The following local businesses
sponsored the awards:
- Division I - Arts - Caladium
Arts & Crafts Co-Op
- Division II - Photography - The,
Renaissance Beauty Salon
- Division III - Porcelain
- Eagle's Mortgage Company
- Division IV- Wood Crafts
- Lake Placid Country Club
- Division V - Crafts - Happiness
Farms
- Division VI - Needlecrafts
- Loie's Boutique
- Division VII - Stitchery and
Fabric Craft - Natalie's Boutique
- Division VIII-Yarn & Cord Craft
- Schooni's Italian American
- Division IX-Foods - Parker
Island Bulb Co.
- Division X - Poetry -Lake
Placid Journal.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Students
were judged at the Lake
Placid Country Fair by grade
level in Elementary (K-5),
Middle School (6-8) and
High School (9-12) divisions,
receiving first, second, third
and honorable mention rib-
bons for their arts and crafts
entries.
From all the blue ribbons
in a class, one was chosen to
receive a Best of Class purple
rosette ribbon and a $10
award. From two or more
Best of Class for each divi-
sion, a Best of Show was
selected and received the
Elaine Waggener tri-color
ribbon in elementary, Anne
Reynolds tri-color ribbon in
middle school and J.D.
Watson tri-color ribbon in
high school. Each of these
winners also received a $25
award.
Several special Memorial
Awards were given with a
rosette' ribbon and a $25
award. The awards ceremony
was held at noon Saturday at
the DeVane Park gazebo.
Helen Obenchain, chairman
of exhibits, announced each
winner and the awards were
presented by Miss Lake
Placid, Miss Highlands
County and Miss FFA. Many
students were present to
receive their award winnings.
In a few divisions there,
were multiple winners, made
possible by there being no
entries in some classes and
entries in other classes being
considered outstanding.
The art division was most
popular with more than 600
entries in the elementary
division alone. There were
more than 1,200 entries in all
divisions combined.
Elementary School

Division I - Art
Best of Class
Class 1-Paintings - Lydia
Daum, fifth grade, Woodland
Stream, oil
Class 2-Drawings - Amy
Rodriguez, second grade, "Lion
& Elephant" and Neena Malin, K,
"Pickin' Flowers"
Class 3-Mixed Media - Olivia
Frever, third grade, "Vase of
Flowers"
Class 4-Photography - Kaitlyn
Varady, first grade, Wheel of
Wonder
Class 5-Group Projects - Ms.
Troutman's kindergarten class for
Bears
Best of Show-Elaine Waggener
Award - Lydia Daum, Woodland
Stream
Division II - Clay and
Ceramics
Best of Class
Class 1-Ceramics - Katie Dye,
fourth grade, Dog Head
Class 2-Ceramic Molds -
Hannah Thompson, fourth grade,
Birdhouses Ceramic Painted
P(ateand Sydnee Crow, Vase with
Strawberries and Blueberries
Best of Show-Elaine Waggerer
Award - Sydnee Crow, Vase
Division III - Crafts
Class 1-Crafts - Tiffany Ashley
Lugo, third grade, Bottlenose
Dolphin
Class 2-Needlecrafts - Katie
Dye, fourth grade, Paw Print
Purse
Class 3-Group Projects - LP
Montessori first grade class,


The Elementary School division winners of this past week-
end's Lake Placid Country Fair.


"Prehistoric DeVane Park"
Best of Show-Elaine Waggener
Award - Tifffany Ashley Lugo,
Dolphin
Division III - Foods
Best of Class
Class 1-Cakes - Lydia Daum,
fifth grade, "Great Grandma's
Banana Cake"
Class 2-Breads, Pastries -
Lydia Daum, fifth grade,
"Pumpkin Bread"
Class 3-Cookies & Candies -
Mrs. Devlin's Class for "Crunchy
Jumble Cookies
Best of Show-Elaine Waggener
Award - Lydia Daum "Banana
Cake"
Division V - Poetry
Best of Class
Class 1-Rhyming Verse -
Anna Martinez, third grade, "Can
You"
Class 2-Free Verse - Cody
Wilson, third, "If It Weren't For,
You"
Class 3-Haiku - Victoria
Severence, second, "Gracefu
Best of Show-Elaine Waggener
Award - Anna Martinez, "Can
You"

Middle School
Division I - Art
Best of Class
Class 1-Paintings - Laine
Daum, seventh grade, "Canada
Goose"
Class 2-Drawings - MaKayla
Patterson, seventh grade,
Woman's Head
Class 3-Photography - Laura
Wheeler, seventh grade, Yellow
Flowers
Best of Show-Anne Reynolds
Award - Laine Daum "Canada
Goose"
Division III - Crafts
Best of Class
Class 1 - Ceramic Molds -
Amelia Troup, eighth grade,


China Painting, Tray with Pansies
& Gold
Best of Show-Anne Reynolds
Award - Amelia Troup, Pansy
Tray
Division IV - Foods
Best of Class
Class -Breads, Pastries -
Courtney Delaney, Gluten Free
Banana Bread
Best of Show-Anne Reynolds
Award - Courtney Delaney for
Banana Bread'
Division V - Poetry
Best of Class
Class 1-Rhyming Verse-
Royce Abella, seventh grade, "I
Dreamed I Was An Eagle"
Class 2-Free Verse - Simone
Waldron, sixth grade," Love"
Class 3-Haiku, Lantern,
Limericks, Misc. - Hannah
Waller, seventh grade,
"Valentines Day" Acrostic
Best of Show-Anne Reynolds
Award - Hannah Waller, Lake
Placid Christian School,
"Valentines Day"

High School
Division I - Art
Best of Class
Class 1-Painting - Molly
Gossett, 12th grade, "Breakfast"
Watercolor
Class 2-Drawings - Jacqueline
Collins, 12th grade, "Michael
Baryshnikov"; Molly Gossett,
12th grade, ink, "To Swing or Not
To Swing"; Courtney Mason, 11th
grade, "Praise," Graphite Pencil,
Horse & Rider; Jessica Socorro,
9th, "Gemini," Pencil; and
Mercede Weed, 11th grade, Pen
& Ink, Baby
Class 3-Photography - Sarah
Thompson, 10th grade, "Sunset"
Best of Show-J.D. Watson Award
- Molly Gossett for "To Swing or
Not To Swing" and Mercede
Continued on page 12A


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The Amateur Adult winners of this past weekend's Lake Placid Country Fair.


Winners named from Lake Placid

Arts & Crafts Country Fair


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - An
amazing array of arts and
crafts were entered in the
Lake Placid Country Fair
exhibits last weekend at the
Lake Placid Elementary
School. Artists and craftsmen
entered any or all of the 10
divisions with several classes
and subclasses included.
Entries were judged Friday
evening with first, second,
third and honorable mention
ribbons given in all classes.
From all first place recipients
in a class, a Best of Class
winner was chosen to receive
a Best of Class purple and
white rosette ribbon and $10
cash. From those Best of
Class winners, a Best of
Show red, white, and blue tri-
color ribbon and $25 cash
was awarded to the top entry
in that Division. The adult
amateurs received a Laura
Watson Award, and the
Professionals the Laura Rider
Award.
The outstanding quality of
many entries provides keen
competition and a real chal-
lenge for the judges. On
Saturday, the exhibit visitors
chose their favorites in each
division for the People's
Choice awards. Some com-
mented on the difficulty of
judging, and others stated
they would not have wanted
to be a judge.
From the arts and crafts to
poetry, the quality of the
amateurs rivaled that of the
professionals. Money
awards were presented to the
adult winners at the gazebo at
2 p.m. Saturday by Chairman
of the Exhibits Helen
Obenchain assisted by Miss


Lake Placid, Miss Highlands
County. and Miss FFA. The
People's Choice award win-
ners received their awards
from Miss Lake Placid, Miss
Higlands County and Junior
Miss Lake Placid at 2 p.m.
Sunday.
The Laura Watson awards
are sponsored by Eleanor
Watson McAvoy, the Laura
Rider awards by Wauchula
State Bank in memory of
those honored. Six other
memorial awards were also
given. A memorial plaque for
outstanding woodworking is
given by Hoz Compton in
memory of Dr. William
Shuck. A teal blue and white
rosette ribbon and $25 award
is awarded .for outstanding
food ,in memory of Edna
Kubic; a green and white
rosette ribbon and $25 for the
Most Original Craft, the
Thelma Chase Award, also
given in her memory by
Eleanor Watson McAvoy;
and a baby blue and white
rosette ribbon and $25 award
for the Best Floral China
Painting in memory of Mary
Lou Krog; a jewel blue and
white rosette ribbon and $25
for a poem related to nature
and the world around us in
memory of Eileen Kruger;
and the Harry McConnell
Award, given in his memory
by his wife, Betty, a chestnut
brown and white ribbon and
$25 for an Outstanding Wood
Carving.
Amateur Adult top winners
are:
Division I - Arts
Class 1-Oils, Acrylics-Best of
Class - JoAnn Rorhbacher, for A
Panther
Class 2-Watercolor-Best of
*Class - Barbara Thorne for


Bananas
Class 3-Drawings & Mixed
Media - Joan DUnn for A
Raccoon
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - JoAnn Rohrbacher for
Panther
Division II - Photography
Class 1-Film - Cathy Schreima
for Icecycles
Class 2-Digital - Jerry
Meisenhelmer for Chef
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Jerry Meisenheimer for
Chef
Division III - Porcelain
Class 1-China Painting-Best of
Class - Cathy Wilham for a
Portrait
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Linda Carr for Two
Kittens
Division IV- Wood Crafts *
Class 1-Wood Working-Best of-
Class - Gary Nelson for a Musiq.
Box
Class 2-Wood Carving-Best of
Class - Ralph Algarin for a Flying
Horse
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Gary Nelson for Music
Box
Division V - Crafts
Class 1-Miniatures-Best of
Class - Joan Dunn for Cow
Painting
Class 2-Crafts-Best of Class -
Margarite Baisverte for Paper
Tole of Lighthouse
Class 3-Glass/Metal-Best of
Class - Richard Child for a
Stained Glass Tulips
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Marguerite Baisverte for
Lighthouse
Division VI - Needlecrafts
Class 1-Embroidery-Best of
Class - Sylvia Fitch for Count.
Thread Aida Angel
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Sylvia Fitch for Angel
Division VII - Stitchery and
Fabric Craft
Class 1-Quilting, Patching,
Applique-Best of Class - Laverna
Breckenridge for Elaborate Purse
Wall Hanging Quilt
Class 2-Sewing, Fabric Crafts-
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News-Sun * Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Learn something new


Sometimes e-mails over-
whelm you; sometimes
annoy you; sometimes edu-
cate; sometimes make you
laugh; sometimes are fun;
but this e-mail caught my
mind. It is titled "Learn
Something New Every Day."
I feel it is my duty to share
these facts with you.
For example:
"Stewardesses" is the
Longest word typed with only
the left hand. "Lollipop" is
the longest word typed with
you right hand only. I tried
it. Take my word for it. It is
so. Did you try this mentally
... or perhaps you don't trust
me and went to the keyboard
yourself? See I told you.
This is for poets. No word
in the English language
rhymes with month, orange,
silver or purple. I tried to
find a rhyme by googling it
and also looked in a rhyming
dictionary (a poet's cheat
sheet.)
"Dreamt" is the only word
ending in "mt."
Our eyes are always the
same size from birth. How
can that be? There is no
baby around in this 55-and-
over community with whom
I can check. If you have a
baby, please check it out for
me.
But ... our nose and ears
never stop growing! I wish I
had more of my baby nose
rather than the "Roman"
nose I have now! That's a
joke son ... a play on words
... Roman or roamin as in all
over my face. Corny joke, I
know.
The sentence "The quick
brown fox jumps over the
lazy dog." uses every letter
of the alphabet. The words
"racecar, kayak and level"
are written the same back-
ward and forward (palin-
dromes.)
There are only four words
in the English language that
end in "dous:" tremendous,


Pearl's Gems
Pearl Carter
stupendous, hazardous and
horrendous. There are only
two words that have all five
vowels in order: facetious
and abstemious.
"Typewriter" is the
longest word that can be
written on only one line of
the typewriter. I am proving
it as I type!
A cat has 32 muscles in
each ear. Can you wiggle
your ears? I can.
A goldfish has a memory
span of about three seconds.
That is just about the length
of mine.
A jiffy is an actual unit of
time for 1/100th of a second.
Although when I say, "I'll be
ready in a jiffy," it may take
a half hour.
A shark is the only fish
that can blink with both
eyes. This is another one I
can't research.
A snail can sleep for three
years. I know a lot of people
that can do that too.
Almonds are a member of
the peach family. An
ostrich's eye is bigger than
it's brain. Hmm ... I guess
we all know some people
like that.
Babies are born without
kneecaps. They don't appear
until the ages of 2-6 ... and
by 87 years of age they are
gone ... worn away.
February 1865 is the only
month in recorded history
not to have a full moon.


every


day


Though I am sure this
occurred many times before
recorded history.
In the last 4,000 years no
new animals have been
domesticated. Some people
say that about husbands too!
If the population of China
were to walk by you eight
abreast, the line would never
end because of the rate of
reproduction..On a sobering
note, will our debt to them
ever end?
Leonardo Da Vinci
invented scissors. He was
some cutup.
Peanuts are one of the
ingredients in dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer
in the refrigerator.
The average person's left
hand does 56 percent of the
typing.
The microwave was
invented after a researcher
walked by a radar tube and a
chocolate bar in his pocket
melted.
Winston Churchill was
born in a ladies room during
a dance. That must be an
unusual story.
The winter of 1932 was so
cold that Niagara Falls froze
solid. We seem to be getting
some of that kind of weather
this year.
There are more chickens
in this world than there are
people. So why do we have
famine?
And finally, women blink
nearly twice as much as
men.
OK, so this is not learning
something new everyday like
Spanish, or cooking, or the
computer, but just think if
you play trivial pursuit or
work crossword puzzles ...
palindrome will come in
handy.

Pearl Carter is a Sebring resi-
dent and a columnistfor the
Senior Scene section of the News-
Sun. She can be contacted at
timely87@comcast.com


Tips to reconnect with an old flame


With a quick search, there are nearly 50
online dating and match-making sites ready
to connect you with the person of your
dreams. And millions of singles are looking
for love in the United States. Romance is in
the air, and you wish you had that someone
special beside you.
Is your mind drifting back to your first
love or an old flame? Do you overhear a
phrase that reminds you of them, or take a
second look when you see a face that looks
slightly familiar? Maybe you have the itch
to reconnect with that special someone, if
only to find out where they ended up.
Here are some tips on how to reconnect
with an old flame:
1. Share your idea with friends and fami-
ly. If they agree that you should reconnect
with your first love, they'll be a valuable
resource. They can make phone calls, con-
tact alumni organizations and ask other
friends to spread your search efforts out.
2. Go online. The Internet is a valuable
resource for finding people. Sites like
www.Classmates.com are designed specifi-
cally for you to find people, and people to
connect with you. Plus, you can find contact


information and leave a message to recon-
nect.
Bart and Brenda Stokes dated and even
were engaged in high school, but a pregnan-
cy, adoption and the stress from the situa-
tion led them to go their separate ways.
Both married other people, had children and
divorced. Bart tried for several years to con-
tact Brenda without luck. Finally in 2003,
he registered with Classmates.com.
"I couldn't believe I finally found my
Brenda," he says. After reconnecting, the
couple married, met their now grown adopt-
ed-out son and had another daughter. After
many years of bumps in the road, their fam-
ily is complete.
3. Establish communication. Here is your
chance to reminisce a bit, talk about where
you are at currently and share some stories
about what you've done since you last saw
your old flame. Be truthful and don't exag-
gerate, because it will not put you in a good
light. Also, don't assume that you will be
able to pick up a friendship or romance
immediately. Relationships take work, and
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Live longer and love every minute


Today, Americans are liv-
ing longer than ever before,
enjoying more time for trav-
el, family and hobbies. For
today's seniors and baby
boomers looking to stay
healthy and independent for
years to come, practicing
easy, proven healthy-living
strategies can make a differ-
ence in their health and wal-
lets. During these difficult
economic times, just a little
preventive health care can
pay off and save money in
the long run.
"You can take steps to pre-
vent premature aging and to
stay healthy as you get
older,", says American
Medical Association (AMA)
President-elect Dr. J. James
Rohack. "Healthy living and
regular check-ups can help
older patients focus on enjoy-
ing their lives instead of wor-
rying about their health."
The cost of making
unhealthy lifestyle choices is
staggering - both in terms of
financial and human conse-
quences. About 20 percent of
those 65 and older who use
Medicare for health coverage
and have five or more chron-
ic conditions, like diabetes
and heart disease, see about
14 different physicians each
year. Many of the associated
costs can be reduced through


preventive health care, early
detection and treatment to
avoid future complications
and disability. Maintaining a
healthy weight, getting regu-
lar exercise, and avoiding
tobacco use and risky drink-
ing makes a huge difference
in overall health and greatly
reduces the risk for chronic
conditions..
"It is never too late to start
working toward a healthy
lifestyle," says Dr. Rohack.
"Research shows that a
healthy lifestyle can substan-
tially reduce the risk of heart
attacks and stroke, as well as
delay or stop the onset of
type 2 diabetes. Quitting
smoking at any age can
improve circulation and lung
function and greatly reduce
cancer risks."

Eating Right
Choosing the right foods is
a major component of a
healthy lifestyle. Healthy eat-
ing can help prevent and con-
trol many diseases, such as
high blood pressure, heart
disease and diabetes, and
improve your energy level.
Many people think that this
means going on a diet, but by
making small changes over
time, you can incorporate
healthy habits into your nor-
mal routine. Aim to eat at


least two cup-size portions
each of fruit and vegetables
daily, mostly whole grains,
fish and other lean protein to
get needed vitamins, miner-
als and essential fatty acids.
Aim to eat smaller portions
of foods high in sodium,
sugar and saturated fat.
Importantly, adults over 65
should incorporate added cal-
cium and vitamin D to reduce
the risk of osteoporosis.

Exercising Body and
Brain
Regular exercise can help
prevent or delay type 2 dia-
betes, heart disease, some
cancers and help relieve
arthritis pain, anxiety and
depression. It isn't necessary
to have a gym membership to
get enough physical activity.
For -exercise, take a walk or
ride a bike around the neigh-
borhood. Swimming is also
great exercise and easier on
older patients' joints.
Gardening and playing with
kids are also fun ways to be
active. Muscle strengthening
activities can also greatly
benefit older adults to build
muscle and strengthen bones.
If you are over 50, check
with your doctor before start-
ing an exercise program.
- ARA Content


Continued from page 10A
immediately. Relationships
take work, and both of you
have to be interested in trying
to resume a connection.
"There's something so
wonderful about reconnect-
ing with someone from your
past - you still have to take
your time to get to know
where they are now, but at
least, you know who they
were, and can indulge in the
'what if?' factor," says USA
Weekend columnist and rela-
tionship expert Dennie
Hughes. "The saddest ques-


tion you can ever ask your-
self is, 'What if?' If there's
an opportunity, why not
explore?
4. Have fun, but respect
boundaries and limits. Maybe
your old flame might turn
into a new romance. Or per-
haps a great friend. There is
also the chance they aren't
interested in establishing a
new relationship at all.
"Single or not, you may
find a relationship where you
may need to reconcile past
disappointments, reconnect
with people that still care so


much about you or hear
another side of a 'breakup'
story that makes you rethink
your gifts or liabilities,"
Hughes says.
It's never too late to
explore the possibility of
rekindling an old flame, or
reconnecting with an old
acquaintance. Visit
www.classmates.com and
find friends from kinder-
garten, grade school, high
school, college, work and the
military.
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Considering an experience gift?

Some hints for finding a winner


"Experience is one thing you can't get for
nothing," Irish playwright Oscar Wilde
once said. But Wilde, for all his wit, prob-
ably never envisioned the modern practice
of giving an experience as a gift.
"For allthe reasons to give an experience
as a gift, perhaps the most popular is the
desire to give a loved one a once-in-a-life-
time moment that will become a lifelong
memory," says Rob Wilkinson of Soaring
Adventures of America Inc., a company that
specializes in arranging airborne adventure
experiences.
Also, an experience gift that takes into
account the recipient's interests can seem
more personal and thoughtful than a gener-
ic gift like a certificate or gift card. It's
important to keep three factors in mind
when considering an experience gift:
1. Budget - Obviously, the gift must be
something you can afford to give. But just
as important, it should be an experience that
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Page 12A


Continued from page 9A
Best of Class - Linda
Pennell for Intricate Quilted
Jacket
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Laverna Breckenridge
for Purse
Division VIII-Yarn & Cord
Craft
Class 1-Knitting-Best of
Class - Madeline Levesque,
White Sweater
Class 2-Crocheting-Best of
SClass - Kathleen -Goff for Man
on Afghan and Donna
Mancinelli, Metallic Blue Shawl
Class 3-Hooking and
Weaving-Best of Class - John
McBride, Houses Hooked Rug
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - John McBride, Houses
Rug
Division IX-Foods
Class 1-Canning-Best of
Class - Beatrice Vallee,
Raspberry & Apple Preserve
Class 2-Cakes-Best of Class
- Dreanna Compton for
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Class 3-Cake Decorating-
Best of Class - Beatrice Vallee
for Gift Cake
Class 4-Pastries-Best of
Class - Beatrice Vallee for
White Chocolate Berry Pie
Class 5-Cookies and
Candies - Helen Shevel for
Triple-Nut Diamonds
Class 6-Breads - .Helen
Shevel for Cheese Braid Coffee
Cake
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Dreanna Compton for
Chocolate Truffle Cake
Division X - Poetry
Class 1-Poetry-Best of Class
- Marianne Reason,. Free Verse
"Life Lived"
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Marianne Reason,
.Rhyming Verse "Do Not Weep"

Special memorial awards
were presented to:
- Mary Lou Krog Award for
an Outstanding Floral China
Painting to Kate Foote,
Poinsettia Tray
- Dr. William Schuck
Memorial Craftsman Award for
Woodworking to Gary Nelson
for Music Box
- Harry McConnell Memorial
Award.for Most Outstanding
Wood Carving to Allen Hyman,
Woodland Caricature in
* Cypress Knee
- Thelma Chase Memorial
Award for Most Original Craft
to Ashley Tanner, Look-Alike
SSculpture Doll
- Eileen Kruger Memorial
Award to Marianne Reason,
Free Verse "Life Lived"
- Edna Kubic Memorial
Award for outstanding food to
Helen Shevel, Key Lime Cake


Professional awards were
presented to:
Division I - Arts
Class 1-Oils, Acrylics-Best
of Class - Jean Gragert, "Bear"
Class 2-Watercolor-Best of
Class - Kate Foote, Flamingos
Class 3-Drawings & Mixed
Media - Pat Keesling, Angel
Trumpet
Best of Show-Laura Rider
Award - Kate Foote, Flamingos
Division II - Photography
Class 1-Film - Rick Knocke,
Water Lily
Class 2-Digital - Art
Mitchell, "Sayonara"
Best of Show-Laura Watson
Award - Rick Knocke, Water
Lily
Division III - Porcelain
Class 1-China Painting-Best
of Class - Donna Pribble,
White Poppy Bowl
Best of Show-Laura Rider
Award - Donna Pribble, Grape
Vase
Division IV- Wood Crafts
Class 2-Wood Carving-Best
of Class - Bill Snyder for "The
Joy of Freedom-Eagle"
Best of Show-Laura Rider
Award - Bill Snyder "The Joy
of Freedom-Eagle"
Division V - Crafts
Class 2-Crafts-Best of Class
- May Pierson, Eagle Landing
Tole
Class 5-Dolls,-Best of Class
- Catherine Blumenthal for
Madame Butterfly Doll
Best of Show-Laura Rider
Award - May Pierson, Eagle
Landing
Division VI - Needlecrafts
Class 1-Embroidery-Best of
Class - Joan Dunlap, Pink
Roses Sewing Kit
Best of Show - Joan Dunlap,
Sewing Kit
Division VII - Stitchery and
Fabric Craft
Class 1-Quilting-Best of
Class - Joan Dunlap, Celtic
Appliqued Quilt
Class 2-Sewing-Best of
Class - Joan Dunlap, Red
Pieced Jacket
Best of Show - Joan Dunlap,
Quilt
Division VIII-Yarn & Cord
Craft
Class 2 - Peggy Taylor, Leaf
Hot Pad
Best of Show - Peggy
Taylor, Hot Pad
Division IX-Food
Class 1-Canning - Helen
Dayton, Guava Jelly
Class 2-Cakes - Helen
Dayton, Cranberry Layer Coffee
Cake
Class 3-Cake Decorating -
Sheila Burnes, Wedding Cake
Best of Show - Helen
Dayton, Cranberry Layer Cake


SStudent winners named


Continued from page 9A
Weed for Baby
Division II - Clay and
Ceramics
Best of Class
Class 1-Ceramics - Paige
Giller, 12th grade, Woven
Basket; Megan Capron, Pitcher;
Willnelly DeJesus, 10th grade,
Coil Vase
Class 2-Sculpture - Megan
Capron, Guitar
Best of Show-J.D. Watson
Award - Paige Giller, 12th
grade, Sebring High School for
Woven Basket
Division III - Crafts
Best of Class
Class 2-Other Crafts - Shelly
Maiel, 12th grade, Macrame
African Necklace
Class 3-Needlework - Sarah
Kaufer, ninth grade, Knitted
Baby Hat and Molly Gossett,
12th grade, Purple Dress
Best of Show-J.D. Watson
Award - Molly Gossett, SHS,
Purple Dress
Division IV - Foods
Best of Class
Class 1-Cakes - Sarah
Kaufer, ninth grade, Three-
Tiered Moist Yellow Cake
Class 3-Cookies & Candies -
Molly Gossett, 12th grade,
Almond Crunch Toffee
Class 4-Canning and
Miscellaneous - Angelique
Hammonds, 11th grade,
Strawberry Jam
Best of Show-J.D. Watson
Award - Angelique Hammonds,


Lake Placid High School,
Strawberry Jam
Division IV - Poetry
Best of Class
Class 1-Rhyming Verse -
Rachel Cope, 10th grade, "Who
Decides"
Class 2-Free Verse - Ashley
Duff, 10th grade, "Farewell"
Class 3-Haiku, Lantern,
Limericks, Misc. - Rhonwen
Gavagni, ninth grade,
"Volleyball"
Best of Show-J.D. Watson
Award - Ashley Duff for
"Farewell"

Special memorial awards
chosen from overall entries in
all grades:
The Eileen Kruger
Memorial Award for poetry for
poem subject related to nature
- Royce Abela, seventh grade,
Lake Placid Christian School,
for "I Dreamed I Was An
Eagle," a Rhyming Verse poem.
- The Mary Lou Krog
Memorial Award for China
Floral Painting - Amelia Troup,
eighth grade for Pansies Tray
- The Edna Kubic Memorial
Award for Outstanding Food -
Angelique Hammonds, 11th
grade, Lake Placid High
ScholPHS for Strawberry Jam

The Thelma Chase Memorial
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HEALTH & NUTRITION


When the

shoe fits,

run with it

As
-,e more 5K,
10K and
half
marathon
S-_-^ J runs
become
popular
Footprints in High-
Dr. Olga lands'
Luepschen County,
individu-
als new to running may
experience foot pain and
injuries. Selecting the cor-
rect shoe for your activity
and foot type can go a long
way in preventing many
foot-related injuries and can
reduce the risk of accelerat-
ing and aggravating many
foot deformities.
Experienced runners have
known for years that the
right fitting running shoes
both fit their foot and pro-.
vide them with the appropri-
ate amount of function and
protection to prevent
injuries.
In The Bible, the book of
Genesis talks of Adam's rib
when God created Eve.
However, we take for grant-
ed that God gave ample
attention when creating the
foot as well. It is an
extremely complicated,
unique collection of bones,
joints, ligaments and ten-
dons. It supports your body
weight over a variety of sur-
faces allowing you flexibili-
ty as you adapt to different
surfaces when your heel
strikes the ground then
changing into a rigid lever
to provide adequate propul-
sion as you push off with
your toes. Injuries and
deformities occur when
these seemingly opposite
functions of the foot are not
working in the correct pro-
portions.
Feet come in many differ-
ent sizes and shapes but can
be generally categorized
into the following:
* The low arched
straight foot
* The'medium arched,
slightly curved foot
* The high arched and
usually more curved foot
Fortunately, many run-
ning shoes are manufactured
on two basic lasts (shape of
the overall construction of
the shoe) and can usually be
divided into three overall
functional types. Motion


control shoes are typically
based upon a straight last
design and are usually suit-
ed for people with low
arched, straight feet.
Stability type shoes are for
those individuals with a
medium arched foot (typi-
cally deemed "normal") and
have a slight curve the
shape of the shoe. Lastly,
neutral type shoes are based
upon a curved last and best
fit those individuals with a
high arched foot.
When trying on shoes
from each of these cate-
gories, you may notice that
as you move from a neutral
type shoe to a stability type
shoe and on to a motion
controlling type shoe, the
shoes become more rigid
and thus more resistant to
twisting and bending.
Body weight affects this
selection process. Heavier
runners should consider
increasing the level of pro-
tection a shoe can offer by
selecting a shoe from a
greater controlling category
i.e.: opting for a motion
control shoe rather than a
stability shoe over a neutral
shoe.
Just remember to make
sure the shoe fits comfort-
ably on your foot before
you purchase the shoe.
Consider trying on shoes
near the end of your day
when your foot is at its
largest due to swelling. Try
the shoes on with appropri-
ate running socks.
The following are some
examples of running type
shoes within each category
and may assist you when
purchasing your next pair of
running shoes. So when the
shoe fits, run with it and see
you at the finishing line.
Neutral shoes for the high
arched foot:


* Adidas - Supernova
Cushion or Supernova
Classic
* Asics - Nimbus or
Cumulus
* Brooks - Glycerin,
Dyad, or Epiphany
* Mizuno - Wave
Creation 5 or Wave Rider 7
* New Balance - 1022
or 880
* Nike - Pegasus
* Pearl Izumi - VisIQ
* Saucony - Trigon
Responsive
Stability shoes for the
medium arched foot:
* Adidas - Supernova
Control
* Asics - Gel-Kayano
10, Creed, GT 2090, or Gel
1090
* Brooks - Trance,
Adrenaline GTS 5, or
Vantage
* Mizuno - Alchemy or
Wave Mercury 4
* New Balance -991,
855,765, or 716
+ Nike - Structure Triax,
Moto, or Althea
* Saucony - Hurricane
or Omni
Motion control shoes for
the low arched foot:
* Adidas - Brevard or
Ciro
* Asics - Gel
Foundation Plus -
* Brooks - Ariel or
Addiction
* Etonic - Pro3 MC2
* Mizuno - Legend or
Renegade
* New Balance - 587
* Nike - Durham
* Saucony - Stabil MC

Visit www. GentleFoot
CareCenter.com for more on
-foot ailments. Dr Olga
Luepschen and the Gentle
Foot Care Center are at 2
Ryant Blvd. (on U.S. 27) and
can be reached at 314-9255.


HEALTH NEWS SNAPSHOTS


Heartland Amputee Group
meets Thursday
SEBRING - The Heartland Amputee
Group will meet at noon Thursday at
H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave.
(behind Highlands Regional in the medical
complex), for a discussion session. Those
interested are encouraged to attend this
friendly, informal group meeting.
Information is exchanged and can be very
encouraging and educational. Those inter-
ested are asked to bring a brown bag
lunch; beverages will be provided.
This group is an informational type of
support group for both recent and experi-
enced amputees of all levels, their family
and friends and interested health care pro-
fessionals. The group's main purpose is to
give support, encouragement and exchange
information and product knowledge.
Anyone interested in meeting with the
group is invited.
The Heartland Amputee Group is organ-'
ized through Handicapped Americans Love
of Life Organizations. The group's regular
meetings are scheduled for every second
Thursday of the month through April.
Call 655-6233 or 385-1196, e-mail hal-
loinc@embarqmail.com or write to
H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL
33872.

Good Shepherd Hospice offers
adult grief support group
SEBRING - When people die, their fam-
ilies and loved ones may need help to cope
with the pain and sense of loss. Good
Shepherd Hospice is offering a free grief
support group in Sebring where people can
share their feelings with others and learn
ways to work through their grief.
A six-week adult grief support group is
scheduled to run on Tuesdays, March 3 to
April 7, at the Good Shepherd Hospice Sun


Room, 3003 Herring Ave. The group will
meet from 2-4 p.m.
The sessions are free and open to anyone
who has lost a loved one. Participants need
not have used Good Shepherd Hospice pro-
grams in the past. Space is limited and
reservations are requested. To RSVP or for
more information, contact Angel Sanders
or Kathy Wilde at 402-1066 or 1-800-464-
3994.

Telephones for people with a
hearing or speech loss
SEBRING - On Thursday, Hearing
Impaired Persons will be in the conference
room at Nu-Hope of Highlands County in
Sebring. 6414 U.S. 27 South, from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m., to distribute amplified tele-
phones to Florida residents who have a
hearing or speech loss. Call (941) 743-
8347 for an appointment. Appointments are
requested.
Hearing Impaired Persons is a regional
distribution center for Florida
Telecommunications Relay Inc., a non-
profit organization that distributes special-
ized telephone equipment, at no cost, to
permanent residents of Florida who have a
hearing or speech loss. For more informa-
tion, call (941) 743-8347.

Diabetes group meets Feb. 18
SEBRING - The Highlands County
Health Department Closing the Gap
Diabetes Program offers a free Diabetes
Support Group. The next meeting will fea-
ture Aleyda Oliveros, nutrition educator,
discussing "Understanding Food Labels."
The support group will meet from 4-5
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Health
Department, 7205 S. George Blvd. Bring
diabetes success stories, challenges and
questions for an hour of information and
support.
Contact Claire Hurd at 382-7305.


Medical news you can use


Dear Readers,
The last few months of
medical news has provided
some outstanding studies.
Read on for some interesting
odds and ends'that may
impact your health. Suzy

Is Vicks VapoRub
really dangerous
for kids?
I'm not thoroughly con-
vinced that the smelly stuff
in the blue jar is dangerous,
even though ferrets have
trouble with it.
In a recent small study,
ferrets developed respiratory
distress after Vicks
VapoRub, which contains
menthol, was rubbed under
their nose. Does this trans-
late to children?
Scientists studied the
furry critters based on a sin-
gle case report of one sick
child whose condition seem-
ingly worsened after her
grandmother rubbed it
around her nose.
The product clearly states
that it's not for use in chil-
dren less than 2 years old.
Concerned parents who need
a decongestant for their very
young children should use a
cool-mist humidifier and
nasal suction bulbs. Salt
water nasal sprays like Ayr
or Ocean Saline are fine too.

Can arthritis drugs
help diabetes?
It may sound strange, but
it's true. The reason arthritis
drugs might help diabetes is
because both conditions are
caused in part by inflamma-,
tory chemicals. A study late


Dear Pharmacist
Suzy Cohen
last year found that the inex-
pensive, prescription anti-
inflammatory called "sal-
salate" could lower blood
sugar in type 2 diabetics.
Does it shock you that a
study over 100 years ago
concluded the very same
thing?

Can acne skin
cream increase your
risk of death?
Yes, according to a new
study published in the
January 2009 edition of the
Archives of Dermatology.
Prescription creams contain-
ing a synthetic form of vita-
min A, called "tretinoin" are
sometimes used for acne,
wrinkles, as well as stretch
marks and skin cancer.
Tretinoin creams may
increase a person's risk of
death according to a recent
study of mostly men aged 70
and above. Since follow up
data is inconsistent, I sug-
gest you only use tretinoin
creams if absolutely neces-
sary until we get a thumbs-
up regarding safety.


Can tumors be
targeted and ki]
faster?
There's a new type of


lied


radiation therapy that
reduces treatment time from
20 minutes to a minute and a
half. It's called RapidArc
and the treatment can be
used on people with hard-to-
reach tumors such as those
with brain, prostate, uterine
or lung cancer. There are
about 10 treatment centers in
the United States. For more
information call (800) 700-
6882 or visit www.varian-
rapidarc.com.

Does losing weight
relieve urinary
incontinence?
A study in The New
England Journal of Medicine
reported that losing weight
helped control these embar-
rassing leaks, which can
occur with sneezing, cough-
ing, laughing or for no rea-
son at all.
The study followed 338
overweight women with uri-
nary incontinence over a six-
month period. On average,
the women shed 8 percent of
their total body weight, and
they reduced weekly awk-
ward moments by almost 47
percent.

Did you know?
Osteoporosis medications
may cause severe muscle
aches and joint pain.


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


Hope Hospice Open up to a new world.
offers camp for

bereaved kids


Special to the News-Sun
Hope Hospice offers to the
children of this community
the 20th annual Rainbow
Trails Camp for bereaved
children from June 5-7 in
Ellenton.
The annual camp is for any
youth, ages 6-16, who has
experienced a death in the
family during the past year
due to any cause. Some chil-
dren may grieve for longer
periods of time.
The staff at Hope Hospice
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ACCUI WEIR"


Five-Day forecast for Highlands County


TODAY




Breezy with times of
clouds and sun


THURSDAY




Partly sunny and very
warm


FRIDAY




Chance of a shower in
the afternoon


High 82/Low 58 High 82/Low 57 High 81/Low 58
Winds: SSE at 10-20 mph. Winds: WSW at 6-12 mph. Winds SE at 7-14 mph.

Regonalpforecast


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


Regional summary: Breezy today with times of clouds and sun. Partly
cloudy and mild tonight. Partly sunny and very warm tomorrow Friday: par-
tial sunshine with a shower possible in the afternoon. Saturday. mostly
sunny. Sunday: nice with partial sunshine


SATURDAY




Mostly sunny


SUNDAY




Nice with partial
sunshine,
. 3 -.. - " _i ...,


High 82/Low 56 High 78/Low 53
Winds. WSW at 12-25 mph Winds: N at 6-12 mph.

Heat index i
For 3 p.m today
Relative humidity ................ 53%
Expected air temperature ....... 81�
Makes it feel like ...................... 830
Weather Histoy4

The blizzard of Feb. 11, 1983,
buried areas from Washington,
6 D.C., to New York under 2 feet of
snow. Philadelphia received an esti-
mated 32 billion pounds of snow.


Breezy today with times
of clouds and sun. Winds
south-southeast 10-20 mph. Expect
3-6 hours of sunshine with average
relative humidity 70% and fair dry-
ing conditions.

Water resItrict nsI


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


For today
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1 3 5 4 1
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the need torteye and skin protection.
0-2, Low; 3-5, Moderate; 6-7, High;
8-10, Very High; 11+ Extreme


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


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gering severe storms from the southern Great Lakes to the central Gulf coast. These storms will contain heavy
downpours, damaging winds, large hail and even the potential for a few tornadoes. Heavy rain and snowmelt could
cause flooding from Illinois to Lower Michigan. Ice jams along rivers and streams cold also contribute to flooding.
Some mixing will occur along the edge of rain from northeastern Kansas to Michigan.


Today Sunrise .... 7:04 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:16 p.m.
Moonrise .. 8:42 p.m.
Moonset .... 8:15 a.m.
Thursday Sunrise .... 7:04 a.m.
Sunset ..... 6:17 p.m.
Moonrise .. 9:41 p.m.
Moonset .... 8:49 a.m.






Last New First Full
Feb 16 Feb 24 Mar 4 Mar 10


Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
In Lake Placid)
High Saturday ....................... 68
Low Saturday ........................ 36
High Sunday ........................... 69
Low Sunay ....................... 38
High Monday ...................... 74
Low Monday .......................... 38.
High Tuesday .......................... 76
Low Tuesday .......................... 43
Barometer
Sunday ........................... 30.49
Monday .......... ........... 30.50
Tuesday ..................... 30.35
Precipitation
Sunday ........................... .. 0.00"
Monday .......................... 0.00"


Tuesday .......... ....... .... 0.00"
Month to date ............ ........ 0.36"
Year to date .................... 1.09"
Tides
(Readings at St Petetsurg)
High ......., ..:.............,,2:34 a.m.
Low .......... ... ...... 9:20 a.m .
High ............ ............ 3:30 p.m.
Low ................. ........ 9:16 p.m ..
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High .. ............ 9:47 a.m.
Low ............................ 3:18 a.m .
High ............................ 10:12 p.m.
Low ...;.................... 3:43 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ................... 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee ............ 13.21'.
Normal .........,,............. 14.51'


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Miami 82 70 pc 82 67 pc
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Lady Streaks surge but settle for second


LIVING


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The
Sebring Lady Blue Streaks
miraculous run came to an
end Saturday night as the
giant killers couldn't quite
slay the top-seeded Booker
Tornadoes in the District 10-
4A championship game.
After shocking Braden
River (third seed) and
DeSoto (second seed),
Sebring settled for second
with a 47-43 final.
But the game, like their
season, saw a second half
surge that had the Lady
Tornadoes back on their heels
in the late going.
Having already secured a
spot in the regional playoffs,


the pressure seemed to be off
the Streaks.
"I told the girls to not
worry about missing a shot or
getting down on themselves,"
head coach Mike Lee said
beforehand. "I told them the
only pressure on you tonight
is to play your best."
But having seen Sebring
get by their two closest dis-
trict foes, Booker was ready
for them and showed early on
why they had gone 10-2 in
district play this season.
Riding two three pointers
from Anna Traver and anoth-
er from Brittani Williams,
and with a full-court zone
that was giving the Streaks
problems, the Tornadoes


jumped out to a 19-11 lead
after one.
"Our key has been our
defense," Lee said. "We tried
something a little different in
the first, and that's my fault."
But that trademark D came
back from that point on as
Booker scored just eight in
the second period.
Sebring, however, could
only muster four and the lead
had grown to 27-15 at half,
with the momentum built
over the first two games of
the district tournament poten-
tially lost.
Six straight points to open
the second half, with Jerica
Moore, Shannon Williams
Continued on page 5B


INCws-sunI pIIOLto y LIfUN fnucIINE
The Lady Blue Streaks pose with their runner-up trophy from the District 10-4A tourna-
mentSaturday night. Sebring shocked the brackets with upset wins over Braden River and
DeSoto, but couldn't quite overcome top-seeded Sarasota Booker.


MCT photo
Alex Rodriguez came clean Monday, confirming he used
'banned substances' from 2001-03.

A-Rod provides some

clarity, time for baseball

to do the same


Phew. I'm glad it was a
few days before our next
paper came out, or else you
may have seen a big rant
about Alex Rodriguez and
how all innocence has now
been lost with the pretty
hard to disbelieve allega-
tion about him failing a
steroid test back in '03.
Many writers, papers, on
Sunday or Monday dead-
lines, of course, had to get
something in and thus you
had columnists nationwide
ranting and raving.
But as unexpected, if
you can call any player in
Major League Baseball


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne
being found to have used
performance enhancing
drugs surprising, as the
allegation was, A-Rod's

Continued on page 5B


District Stunner

Hardee hands Devils a hard lesson


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
ARCADIA - An opponent can never
be underestimated. A time-honored les-
son that came back to bite second-seed-
ed Avon Park Monday night as their
season ended prematurely at the hands
of the seventh-seeded Hardee Wildcats,
66-60, in the opening game of the
District 10-4A Boys Basketball
Tournament.
"At this time of year, you can't take
anything for granted," head coach
Luther Clemons said. "Give Hardee
credit, they played an excellent game
and we just didn't play very well."
They played well enough to hold a
steady lead throughout the first half -
steady, but they couldn't seem to pull
away from a vastly
Hardee undersized . Wildcat
squad.
S "For Cleveland.
6U (Noble) and Alonzo
Avon Park (Robertson), they didn't
S have anyone coming up
60 higher than this,"
Clemons said with his
hand at chest level.
A difference Avon Park took advan-
tage of with Nobles scoring nine first-
half points and Robertson adding six.
But the 'Cats hung around with Tre
Anderson living up to his name and can-
ning four threes over the first 16 min-
utes to keep it a mere 28-25 Red Devil
advantage at intermission.
The second half started with the Park
looking to push the lead, with an
Avierre Conner drive and Robertson
put-back for a .32-25 advantage, but
that's when the 'Cats claws came out.
A 14-0 run saw six different Hardee
players score with Anderson capping it
off with his fifth from downtown.
Suddenly the seven-point lead was a
seven-point deficit.
Nobles then powered in for two and
connected on a free throw to end the
third with Devils down 39-35.
Hardee maintained the lead, though a
Conner three got it to 47-46 at the 5:13


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNB
A stunned Cleveland Nobles can only watch the final minutes as Hardee upset
the second-seeded Red Devils in the first round of the District 10-4A
Tournament Monday in Arcadia.


mark.
But six straight points and a 12-4 run
had it at 59-50 with 3:01 left.
Seemingly awakened, finally, Avon
Park made one final charge.
Robertson scored on a follow, and
when the Devil press created turnovers,
T.K. Miller drove twice for scores and
Conner hit four free throws to surge into
the lead, 60-59, with 57.6 seconds to
play.
But JaJuan Hooks drilled the back-
breaking three pointer, and after
Conner's trey bounced off the rim, Avon
Park was left with fouling as their only
option.


Postene Louisjeune made for the final
margin, canning all four of his free-
throw attempts in the final seconds.
"We told them before the game that
they can't expect to win, they have to
play to win," Clemons said. "But we can
only tell them, we can't go out and play
for them. We just didn't play well and
that's the second year in a row that
Hardee's knocked us out of the tourna-
ment."
A tough way to end the season, when
two wins assured a playoff spot and
three a district championship - but often
times it is the first one that is the tough-
est.


Copley makes her own way to become a Royal


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING - Maxime
Copley was certainly savor-
ing the moment of signing to
play soccer at the Warner
Universtiy Monday morning
as the Sebring senior saw her
hard work on and off the field
come to fruition.
Though it was probably
her off-field effort that really
did the trick.
"What showed me a lot
was that she went after it,"
Warner soccer director Kurt
Bienias said. "She came to us
and said she wanted the
opportunity. I see a lot of
potential in her and her abili-
ty to have an immediate
impact for us as well as to
grow in her experience with
us." Copley reflected his
enthusiasm.
"I've only played one year
here at Sebring, so I knew if I
wanted to continue playing


'What showed

me a lot was that

she went after it.
She came to us

and siad she
wanted the

opportunity.'

KURT BIENIAS
Warner soccer director

and not have this year be my
last playing soccer, I'd have
to do it myself," she said. "It
didn't matter where, I just
wanted to opportunity. It's
nice that it's close to home,
but it just feels great to have
this chance."
The Lake Wales school
plays in a very competitive
Sun Conference and the pro-


gram has been slowly but
surely building toward
becoming a regular con-
tender.
"We've been getting big-
ger, better and stronger,"
Bienias said. "This will be
our best class coming in and
Max will be a part of that.
She has the size, the skill, the
athleticism. It will be a mat-
ter of adjusting to the quick-
thinking, quick-reaction of
college level soccer. That's
something even kids brought
up with travel teams have to
go through."
But with the tenacity in her
play on the field, the forti-
tude to make her way off of
it, one can't imagine Copley
nol, l in'1 what's necessary to
succeed.
"It means a lot to me to
know I'm going to continue
to play."
She can thank herself for
that opportunity.


News-Sun photo by
DAN HOEHNE
Flanked by, from left, Sebring Principal Toni Stivender, Pat Hardagen, Alison Hardagen, Warner
University soccer director Kurt Bienias and Sebring Athletic Director Terry Quarles, Maxime Copley
savors the moment of signing to play soccer at the Lake Wales school.











News-Sun * Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Page 2B


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 42 11 .792 -
Philadelphia 26 24 .52014%
New Jersey 24 28 .46217%
New York 21 29.42019%
SToronto 19 34 .358 23
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
Orlando 38 12 .760 -
Atlanta 29 21 .580 9
Miami 27 23 .540 11
Charlotte 20 31 .392 18%
Washington 11 40.21627%
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 39 10 .796 -
Detroit 27 22 .551 12
Milwaukee 25 29.46316%
Chicago 22 29 .431 18
Indiana 20 32 .385 20%
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 34 15 .694 -
New Orleans 30 19 .612 4
Dallas 30 20 .600 4%
Houston 31 21 .596 4%
Memphis 15 36 .294 20
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Denver 34 17 .667 -
Portland 31 19.620 2%
Utah 29 23 .558 5%
Minnesota 17 33.34016%
Oklahoma City 13 38 .255 21
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 41 9 .820 -
Phoenix 28 22 .560 13.
Golden State 17 35.327 25
L.A. Clippers 12 40.231 30
Sacramento 11 41 .212 31

Monday's Games
Philadelphia 108, Phoenix 91
Charlotte 94, L.A. Clippers 73
Milwaukee 124, Houston 112
Memphis 85, New Orleans 80
Tuesday's Games
Washington at Atlanta, late
Cleveland at Indiana; late
Denver at Miami, late
San Antonio-at New Jersey, late
Toronto at Minnesota, late
Detroit at Ch'icago, late
Sacramento at Dallas, late
New York at Golden State, late
Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, late
Wednesday's Games
Denver at Orlando,'7 p.m.
Phoenix at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at.Toronto, 7 p.m.
Memphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Boston at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m.
New York at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 34 17 3 71 168134
Philadelphia 28 15 9 65167153
N.Y. Rangers 29 20 5 63135149
Pittsburgh 26 24 5 57167168
N.Y. Islanders 16 31 5 37128174
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 39 8 7 85188121
Montreal 29 19 6 64164159
Buffalo 28 20 6 62161148
Toronto 20 24 9 49157193
Ottawa 18 25 8 44122149
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 34 16 4 72178155
Carolina 27 22 5 59142156
Florida 25 19 8 58146146
Tampa Bay 18 24 11 47134164
Atlanta 18 31 5 41 153190
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 35 11 7 77199154
Chicago 29 14 8 66172133
Columbus 25 23 5 55142152
Nashville 25 25 3 53128148
St. Louis 22 24 6 50150161
Northwest Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 31 18 4 66167157
Minnesota 27 22 3 57134118
Edmonton 26 23 4 56146166
Vancouver 24 20 8 56154152
Colorado 25 27 1 51146163
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 36 7 7 79172119
Anaheim 27 24 5 59156156
Dallas 26 19 7 59162164
Phoenix 24 25 5 53136164
Los Angeles 23 21 7 53134142
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Monday's Games
New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 0
Calgary 6, Montreal 2
Tuesday's Games
San Jose at Boston, late
Colorado at Columbus, late
Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, late
Toronto at Florida, late
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, late
Detroit at Nashville, late
Vancouver at St. Louis, late
Wednesday's Games
Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Montreal at Edmonton, 10 p.m.


Top 25 Fared
1. Connecticut (22-1) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 23 Syracuse, Wednesday.
2. Oklahoma (23-1) did not play. Next:
at Baylor, Wednesday.
3. North Carolina (21:2) did not play.
Next: at No. 6 Duke, Wednesday.
4. Pittsburgh (22-2) beat West Virginia
70-59. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Saturday.
5. Louisville (18-4) did not play. Next:
at Notre Dame, Thursday.
6. Duke (20-3) did not play. Next: vs.
No. 3 North Carolina, Wednesday.
7. Wake Forest (18-3) did not play.
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THURSDAY
7 p.m. Miami at Chicago .................. TNT
9:30 p.m. Boston at Dallas .................... TNT
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Next: at N.C. State, Wednesday.
8. Memphis (20-3) did not play. Next:
vs. Tulsa, Wednesday.
9. Michigan State (19-4) did not play.
Next: at Michigan, Tuesday, late.
10. Marquette (20-3) did not play. Next:
at No. 13 Villanova, Tuesday, late.
11. UCLA (19-4) did not play. Next: at
No. 18 Arizona State, Thursday.
12. Clemson (19-3) did not play. Next:
at Boston College, Tuesday, late.
13. Villanova (19-4) did not play. Next:
vs. No. 10 Marquette, Tuesday, late.
14. Xavier (20-3) did not play. Next: at
Dayton, Wednesday.
15. Butler (21-2) did not play. Next: vs.
Illinois-Chicago, Friday.
16. Kansas (19-5) lost to No. 17
Missouri 62-60. Next: at Kansas State,
Saturday.
17. Missouri (21-4) beat No. 16 Kansas
62-60. Next: vs. Nebraska, Saturday.
18. Arizona State (18-5) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 11 UCLA, Thursday.
19. Gonzaga (17-5) did not play. Next:
at Saint Mary's, Calif., Thursday.
20. Purdue (17-6) did not play. Next:
vs. Penn State, Wednesday.
21. Utah State (23-1) did not play. Next:
at Idaho, Thursday.
22. Illinois (19-5) did not play. Next: at
Northwestern, Thursday.
23. Syracuse (18-6) did not play. Next:
at No. 1 Connecticut, Wednesday.
24. Ohio State (17-5) did not play. Next:
at Wisconsin, Saturday.
25. Florida State (18-5) did not play.
Next: vs. Virginia, Tuesday, late.
Monday's College Basketball
Major Scores
EAST
Binghamton 88, Albany, N.Y. 75
Manhattan 52, lona 39
Pittsburgh 70, West Virginia 59
Rider 74, Marist 61
Siena 73, Loyola, Md. 60
Vermont 71, Hartford 63
SOUTH
Alabama St. 80, MVSU 67'
Alcorn St. 82, Grambling St. 61
Ark.-Pine Bluff 73, Alabama A&M 60
Austin Peay 86, Tennessee Tech 80
Chattanooga 66, Samford 56
Coppin St. 68, Winston-Salem 58
Elon 74, Furman 66
Hampton 56, Md.-Eastern Shore 42
Howard 59, Delaware St. 43
Jackson St. 67, Southern U. 55
Jacksonville 59, Kennesaw St. 56
Liberty 69, Presbyterian 48
Lipscomb 83, Campbell 67
Mercer 74, North Florida 55
Morgan St. 66, S. Carolina St. 56
N. Carolina A&T 61, Bethune-Cookman
56
Norfolk St. 96, Florida A&M 69
Radford 71, Coastal Carolina 67, OT
S.C.-Upstate 71, Florida Gulf Coast 62
Stetson 64, ETSU 63
Tennessee St. 80, Jacksonville St. 70
VMI 82, Charleston Southern 76
Wofford 69, UNC Greensboro 57
MIDWEST
Missouri 62, Kansas 60
Murray St. 59, E. Illinois 53
SOUTHWEST
Chicago St. 112,, Houston Baptist 108,
OT
FAR WEST
Fresno St. 88, Boise St. 82
Utah Valley St. 71, Lamar 55


The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' women's college basketball poll,
with first-place votes in parentheses,
records through Feb. 8, total points
based on 25 points for a first-place vote
through one point for a 25th-place vote


and previous ranking:
Record
1. Connecticut (45)23-0
2. Oklahoma 20-2
3. California 20-3
4. Duke 19-2
5. Auburn 23-1
6. Stanford 19-4
7. Baylor 19-3
8. North Carolina 20-3
9. Florida 22-2
10. Louisville 21-3
11. Maryland 18-4
12. Texas A&M 18-4.
13. Texas 17-5
14. Florida St. 20-5
15. Tennessee 17-6
16. Iowa St. 18-4
17. Virginia 19-5
18. Ohio St. 19-4
19. Pittsburgh 17-4
20. Kansas St. 19-3
21. Xavier 20-4
22. Notre Dame 17-5
23. S. Dakota St. 22-2


Pts Pvs
1,125 1
1,080 2
1,013 3
964 4
924 6
880 7
855 8
831 8
759 11
711 5
700 13
613 10
566 16
490 15
445 12
413 21
385 17
371 14
356 22
289 18
219 23
205 19
150 24


24. Vanderbilt 18-6 132 20
25. DePaul 18-6 51 25
Others receiving votes: Middle
Tennessee 34, Arizona St. 18, Bowling
Green 10, Rutgers 8, Michigan St. 5,
Georgia Tech 4, Mississippi St. 4, LSU
3, Oklahoma St. 3, Utah 3, Boston
College 2, Wis.-Green Bay 2, Gonzaga
1, Minnesota 1.
Monday's Women's Basketball
Major Scores
EAST
Cent. Connecticut St. 70, St. Francis,
Pa. 67, OT
Fairleigh Dickinson 72, Wagner 66
lona 72, Manhattan 65
Maryland 85, Boston College 81
Monmouth, N.J. 67, Bryant 49
Mt St. Mary's, Md. 65, Long Isl. U. 63
St. Francis, NY 61, Robert Morris 60
SOUTH
Alabama A&M 49, Ark.-Pine Bluff 46
Alabama St. 87, MVSU 81, 30T
Charleston Southern 82, High Point 79
Chattanooga 72, Coll. of Charleston 61
Coastal Carolina 75, UNC Asheville 70
Coppin St. 73, Winston-Salem 34
Delaware St. 45, Howard 32
Elon 73, Appalachian St. 55
Florida A&M 78, Norfolk St. 52
Grambling St. 51, Alcorn St. 44
Hampton 57, Md.-Eastern Shore 47
Kennesaw St. 64, Mercer 50
Liberty 58, Gardner-Webb 51f
Morgan St. 62, S. Carolina St. 59
N. Carolina A&T 90, Bthne-Cookman 68
NorthCarolina 75, Duke 60
Presbyterian 77, Allen 42
Samford 55, Georgia Southern 47
Southern U. 43, Jackson St. 40
UNC-Greensboro 74, Davidson 61
W. Carolina 57, Furman 42
MIDWEST
IPFW 65, Centenary 57
N. Dakota St. 55, W. Illinois 45
Oakland, Mich. 79, Oral Roberts 75, OT
Penn St. 64, Michigan 56
S. Dakota St. 64, IUPUI 48
SOUTHWEST
No major team scores reported from
the SOUTHWEST.
FAR WEST
No major team scores reported from
the FAR WEST.


BASEBALL
American League
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Edgar Gonzalez on a
minor league contract.
National League
LOS ANGELES DODGERS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Jeff Weaver, LHP
Shawn Estes, RHP Ronald Belisario,
RHP Charlie Haeger on minor league
contracts.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Released 2B
Adam Kennedy.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS-Agreed to
terms with INF Rich Aurilia on a minor
league contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NBA-Suspended New Orleans F David
West one game for striking F Mike
Miller in the head during a Feb. 8 game
against Minnesota.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS-Assigned F
Darnell Jackson to Erie (NBADL).
MILWAUKEE BUCKS-Signed G Eddie
Gill to a 10-day contract.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CLEVELAND BROWNS-Released OB
Ken Dorsey, QB Bruce Gradkowski, LB
Antwan Peek, CB Terry Cousin, P Mike
Dragosavich, PK Jason Reda and OL
Eric Young.
DALLAS COWBOYS-Released CB
Adam Jones.
DETROIT LIONS-Released CB Leigh
Bodden, WR Mike Furrey, G Edwin
Mulitalo, S Dwight Smith, TE Dan
Campbell and OT Jon Dunn.
NEW YORK GIANTS-Re-signed QB
David Carr. Released DB Sam Madison,
DB Sammy Knight and RB Reuben
Droughns.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-Re-signed
QB Luke McCown.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES-Sent F
Jakub Petruzalek and F Michael Ryan to
Albany (AHL).
EDMONTON OILERS-Assigned D Theo
Peckham to Springfield (AHL).
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS-Waived D
Lasse Kukkonen.
PHOENIX COYOTES-Recalled LW
Viktor Tikhonov from San Antonio
(AHL). Reassigned D David Schlemko
to San Antonio.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


FRIDAY: Baseball hosts First Pitch Classic, vs. Clewiston, 7:30 p.m.; Softball vs. Booker,
6:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Regionals, Matanzas High Scool, Palm Coast, Noon.
SATURDAY: Baseball hosts First Pitch Classic, vs. Pasco, Noon; Wrestling at Regionals,
Matanzas High School, Palm Coast, 12:30 p.m.


.4- FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at DistrictTournament, McKeel,TBA; Softball vs. Immokalee,
5:30/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Toumament, Avon Park, vs. Lake
Region, 5 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Sebring, 6 p.m.; Softball at Avon Park, 5:30/7:30 p.m.;
Lake Placid BoysTennis vs. LaBelle, 3:30 p.m.; GirlsTennis at LaBelle, 4 p.m.


Sebring


SFCC


THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Lakeland Kathleen, Regional Quarterfinal, 7 p.m.;
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 DistrilTournament, DeSoto, vs. Hardee, 6 p.m.; Baseball at
First Pitch Classic, Avon Park, vs. Pasco, 5 p.m.; Softball vs. Moore Haven, 5/7 p.m.;
Wrestling at Regionals, Matanzas High Scool, Palm Coast, Noon.


THURSDAY: Softball vs. Indian River C.C., 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Seminole C.C., 12 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. South Carolina Sumter, Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
SUNDAY: Baseball at Florida C.C., Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball at Webber International, 6 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.

Sebring Youth Soccer
SEBRING - Soccer registration are
currently open at the Highlands County
Family YMCA through March 9, for
,ages 3 to 14 - ages are as of September
1,2009.

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

McFarling Memorial Golf
SEBRING - The 3rd Annual Jim


McFarling Memorial Tournament will be
held Saturday, February 28, at the Spring
Lake Golf Resort.
The format will be a flighted four-per-
son scramble, mandatory two drives by
each player. There will be a 50/50 draw-
ing, men's and ladies closest to pin
prizes; play Hole No. 17 from 150 yards
for donation to fund; mulligans available
for purchase; and great raffle prizes from
area merchants.
All proceeds will benefit a scholarship
fund for junior golfers involved in the
Highlands County Sertoma Junior Golf
Tour.
Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.mn.: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 calen-
dars for the second annual Greater Lake
Placid Chamber of Commerce 5k
Run/Walk, which will be heldo..n
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 communitvyand good
health.
Sponsorship and Entry 'orms are
available on the Chamber Web site at
www.visitlakeplacidflorid4.com.

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


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just recently topped Evertong, 3-0, and trounced Venice 8-2.
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o Daytona Speedweeks always
feature surprises. Many of them
don't last past the checkered
flag of NASCAR's most presti-
gious race.
P Since 1998, only one Daytona
500 winner (Jimmie Jonnson In
2006) has gone on to win the
championship.
P A year ago, Penske Racing
(now Penske Championship Rac-
Ingl teammates Ryan Newman
and Kur Busch finished 1-2 In
the 500. They then proceeded
to finish 17th and 18th. respect
tively, In the Sprint Cup points
standings.
. Qualifying means little ... liter-
ally. Only the front row is deter-
mined directly by Daytona 500
time trials. Most of the field Is
locked in after qualifying day,
but the lineup is determined by
* Gatorade Duel results and other
factors too complicated to men-
tion here.
� The former winners attempting
to make the field this year In-
clude Newman, Bill Elllott, John-
son, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt
Jr., Michael Waltrip, Budweiser
Shootout winner Kevin Harvick,
Derrike Cope and Geoff Bodine.
> Apparently, by
the way, Bodine "r''
is Geoff, not
Geoffrey, again.
That's what he
went by when
he won the 500
in 1986.
p The fastest
ex-Daytona 500 G. BODINE
winners in 'qual-
ifying were New-
man, who won the race last
year, and Bill Elliott, who won It
in 1987. Elliott's speed, in the
Wood Brothers' Motorcraft Ford,
was a major surprise.
. Harvlck's Budweiser Shootout
victory was extraordinarily simi-
lar to his 500 victory in '07. Af-
ter spending most of the
Shootout buried in traffic, Har-
vick's Chevrolet shot past Jamie
McMurray's Ford on the final
lap. It was Mark Martin he out-
dueled in a controversial '07 fin-
ish.
l A.J. Allmendinger's fifth-place
finish In the Budweiser Shootout
was a major surprise, particular-
ly since Richard Petty Motor-
sports hasn't yet been able to
secure full-season sponsorship
for him,
m Only five of the 56 drivers who
made qualifying runs on Sunday
drove cars without sponsorship
listed on the rear fenders, but
many were merely carrying the
support of stopgap sponsors.
It's doubtful that Blu Frog Energy
Drink or Mahindra Tractors is go-
ing to keep a team going on.

DAYTONA 500
QUALIFYING RESULTS
SPRIN CUP
1. Martin Truex Jr.* 47.872
2. Mark Martin* 47.919
3. Ryan Newman 47.929
4. Juan Montoya 47.938
5. Bill Elllott 47.939
6. Jimmie Johnson 47.942
7. Aric Almirola 47.962
8. Travis Kvapll 47.981
9. Jeff Gordon 48.025
10. Tony Stewart 48.042
11. Bobby Labonte 48.074
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 48.108
13. Paul Menard 48.117
14. Regan Smith 48.148
15. Kyle Busch 48.155
16. Greg Biffle 48.157
17. Scott Speed 48.169
18. David Reutlmann 48.173
19. Joe Nemechek 48.178
20. Boris Said 48.185
21. JoeyLogano 48.192
22. Clint Bowyer 48.199
23. Matt Kenseth 48.228
24. Jamle McMurray 48.255
26. Denny Hamlin 48.270
26. Carl Edwards 48.286
27. David Ragan 48.290
28. Reed Sorenson 48.369
29. Ellott Sadler 48.370
30. Marcos Ambrose 48.384
�Only top two positions set by
qualifying. Remaining positions
will be set thru Thursday's
Gatorade Duels.

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� Who's hot-
Kevin Harvick,
the Budweiser
Shootout winner,
and Martin Truex
Jr., the Daytona
500 pole winner.




> Who's not -
Sam Hornish Jr.,
whose 500 qual-
ifying run was
44th fastest,
and his team-
mate, Kurt
Busch, who was
42nd.


Sprint Cup
* Race: Daytona 500
* Where: Daytona (Beach, Fla.)
International Speedway (2.5
nm.l. 200 laps/500 miles.
* When: Sunday, Feb. 15
* Last year's winner: Ryan New-
man Dodge.
m Qualifying record: Bill Elliott,
Ford. 210.364 mph, Feb. 9,
1987.
* Race record: Buddy Baker,
Olismobile, 177.602 mph,
Feb. 17, 1980..
m Last week: Kevin Harvick
pulled off a daring move with
Doldness and precision on the
Ilnal lap of the Budwelser
Shootout. That's all the racing
he had to do. Within seconds
of Harvick's pass of Jamie Mc-
Murray, anarchy ruled for the
umpteenth time at Daytona In-
ternational Speedway. "We won
a Daytona 500 (2007) the ex-


act same way," said Harvick.
"That was what I was thinking
when I got the lead. It seemed
like I was in the wrong spot for
the whole race, then at the
end, I wound up being in the
right place at the right time."
McMurray took some consola-
tion In second place. "It was
still a good way to get It all
started," he said. "I didn't
think there was enough room
between me and the wall for
him (Harvlck) to pass." Third-
place finisher Tony Stewart
called the exhibition race, run
under a new format, "a lot of
fun," It was fun, all right. That's
because no one was hurt. It
was a crashfest almost from
start to finish. Jeff Gordon
called It "absolute madness
-out there. ... These things are
turning Into bumper cars."


Nationwide
* Race: Camping World 300
* Where: Daytona (Beach,
Fla.) International Speedway
(2.5 mi.), 120 laps/300
miles.
* When:.Saturday, Feb. 14
* Last year's winner: Tony
Stewart, Toyota.
* Qualifying record: Tommy
Houston, Bulck, 194.389
mph, Feb. 10, 1987.
* Race record: Geoff Bod-
Ine, Pontiac, 157.137 mph,
Feb. 16, 1985.
* Last race: Carl Edwards
drove a Ford to victory in the
fortuitously named Ford
300, the final event of the
2008 season, at Home-
stead-Miami (Fla.) Speed-
way.


Camping World Trucks
* Race: NextEra Energy Re-
sources 250
* Where: Daytona (Beach,
Fla.) International Speedway
(2.5 ml.), 100 laps/250
miles.
* When: Friday, Feb. 13
* Last year's winner: Todd
Bodine, Toyota.
m Qualifying record: Joe
Ruttman, Dodge, 187.563
mph, Feb. 16, 2000.
* Race record: Mark Mar
tin, Ford, 146.622 mph,
Feb. 17, 2006.
* Last race: Todd Bodlne
drove a Toyota to victory in
the final race of 2008, the
Ford 200 at Homestead-Mi-
ami Speedway. Brian Scott
was second In another Tun-
dra.


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Paul Menard has moved from his former team at Dale Earnhardt Inc. (now Eamhardt Ganassi Racing) to Yates Racing. He will drive the
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Menard looking forward to Daytona with Yates Racing


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Last year
Paul Menard competed in a Chevrolet
from the Dale Earnhardt Inc. stable.
That team now has a different name -
Chip Ganassi merged his team with
Teresa Earnhardt's - and Menard, 28,
has a different ride. With the sponsor-
ship of his father's company, the Eau
Claire, Wis., native moves to the No. 98
Ford of Yates Racing.
"You stay somewhere too long and you
kind of get complacent, so change is
good in a lot of ways," said Menard. "It
gets the fire going in your belly a little
bit. With the people Doug (Yates) and
(general manager) Max Jones have sur-
rounded me with, it's a solid group of
people and we've got fast race cars."
This, of course, is the year NASCAR
decided to ban testing at its tracks in a
move designed to contain costs in a trou-


bled economy. Many observers consider
this a handicap to newcomers to the
Sprint Cup Series like Joey Logano and
Scott Speed. Menard was asked if it hin-
ders a driver moving to a new team.
"You just get in the car and see if it
goes fast, and I've got all the confidence
that it will," he said. "We got kind of a
get-to-know-you test at Rockingham (a
non-sanctioned track) a few weeks ago
so Larry (Carter, the crew chief) and I
could work on our communication.
We've been working together the last
three months since the season ended, but
this (the Budweiser Shootout) was our
first time at the race track, listening to
him on the radio and him listening to me.
I think it all went well, so we'll strap the
helmets on and get the headsets up and
start talking."
Menard was 13th in Daytona 500 quali-
fying and was scheduled to start seventh
in part one of the Gatorade Duel, which


actually consists of two 150-mile qualify-
ing races.
Yates Racing has struggled in recent
years. Now Menard has, as a teammate,
2000 Winston (now Sprint) Cup champion
Bobby Labonte. Labonte's team, Hall of
Fame Racing, is now under the Yates
roof thanks to a management agreement.
Of Labonte, Menard said: "He's won a
lot of races and won championships, so
he deserves all the attention. I've been
talking with Bobby the last few weeks,
and even though I've known him the last
few years, I haven't had as much dia-
logue as we have the last couple of
weeks. He's just a great guy. He's really
humble and driven. He drives himself
and it rubs off on everybody in the.
shop."
"You can bounce ideas off of him and
he'll listen to you. He wants it really bad,
and he's not afraid to help out the
younger guys, too."


S




Immle J ohnson
The third-place finisher in last
year's Chase said he doubted the
winner could do it four years in a
row. "A lot of people like to play the
odds game," said Biffle. "What are
the odds of him winning four In a
row? I'm not counting him out. ... It's
Just that a lot of people think, 'Aw,
he's already won three in a row; he
won't win four.'"
NASCARThis Week' Monte Dutton
gives his take: "First of all, this isn't
exactly Muhammad All messing with
the mind of another boxer. This was
the mildest of reinarks. it was kind'
of 'I'm not saying this, but you could
say this.' It'll take a lot more to rattle.
the unflappable Johnson."


Dear NASCAR This Week,
... I want to ask a hypothetical sit-:
uation;
At this time Evemham/Glllett/Pet-:
tywill not run a car number 45, and I
want to have the number. Do we sim-
ply agree that I may use the number
(after notifying NASCAR)? Must the
number 45 be surrendered to
NASCAR first and then I may apply to
NASCAR for it? Is the number a pos-
session of mine, the same as the
cars, shop, etc.? ...
Tomn Stinhe
Crescent, Iowa
All the numbers are the property
of NASCAR, which traditionally allows
a team to maintain them as long as
they are active. Since what is now
Richard Petty Motorsports (formerly
Glllett Evernham) apparently has no
future plans for No. 45, after a period
of Inactivity, it could be assigned to
another team. For Instance, Petty En-
terprises once had No. 42, but that
moved first to Felix Sabates' team,
then to Chip Ganassi when he and
Sabates joined forces, and now to the
merger of Ganassl and Date Earn-
hardt Inc.
NASCAR This Week welcomes letters
to the edlto, but please be aware that we
have roobr for ony a few each week
Well do our best to select the best, but
individual replies are impossible due to
the bulk of mall received. Please do not
send stamped and self-addressed en-
velopes with your letters, which should be.
addressed to:
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A one-twofamily fnilsh
A great Daytona 500 moment oc-,
curred In 1988, when Bobby Alllson -
crossed the finish line ahead of son
Davey in a one-two finish. Allison,
however, doesn't remember the
race. His career was shortened by a
near-fatal crash later that year at
Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania,
and while Allison, one of NASCAR's
revered figures, has mostly recov-
ered from head injuries suffered In
the crash, he can't remember the
events of what should have been his
greatest memory.


Mears hopes new team will bring new results


By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -
Nothing ever seems to work out
for Casey Mears.
The nephew of four-time In-
dianapolis 500 winner Rick
Mears has won only once in 216
Cup starts, and now he gets
what is essentially his third big
shot with Richard Childress
Racing.
Mears' best season was with
Chip. Ganassi in 2006 when he
finished 14th in what were then
the Nextel Cup standings. He
then finished 15th and 20th in


two seasons at Hendrick Motor-
sports.
- Given recent
experience,
Mears said get-
ting off to a good
start is probably
S key to his season.
"It's always
MEARS very important
to have a good
finish at Day-
tona. I saw that last year. I
crashed, running third, at the
end of the race with, like, six
laps to go. I got upside down
the next week at California and,


all of a sudden, we're 300 points
behind before we even get
started. Your first five races in
this series are very important.
You have to finish those races.
"Everybody wants to win, but
the key is to finish well in all
five of those races. It lays a
good platform and allows you
to focus on the remainder of
the season without having to
play catch-up. That's what we
have to focus on. I know RCR,
as a whole, has done a very
good job at completing all the
laps and finishing every race.
That's what we need to focus
on."


Not the favorite? - Jimmie
Johnson has won the past three
Cup championships.
In a preseason poll, media rep-
resentatives voted Carl Edwards
as the favorite to win this year's
Sprint Cup title, but Johnson said
he didn't feel slighted ... much.
"It's not annoying me," he said.
"I mean, everybody is entitled to
their opinions, and if you look at
the odds, it's certainly stacked up
against us winning. It's (four
straight titles) never been done
before.
"I'm just speaking from my


perspective and my heart that I
truthfully think we've got a great.
shot at a fourth championship. In
my opinion, we should be ranked-
number one, especially if you
look at our stats and what we've
done over the last three years. I
would think it would all lean that.
way but if it's not, so be it.
"This is just the hype for the
season. This is not what goes on
on the race track and whoever is
ranked number one, the favorite-
going in, they still have to go out'
there and perform for 26 (races)
and then for 10 after that. It's
good preseason hype and good
talk."


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The SFCC Scoop


Special to the News-Sun
Panthers take first
loss, then win two more
In Baseball action over
the weekend, the Panther
baseball team went on the
road to take three-of-four.
The Panthers split a dou-
bleheader on Saturday with
Clearwater Christian losing
game one 9-8 for the teams'
first loss of the season after
a 5-0 start.
Not taking kindly to the
unfamiliar feeling of a loss,
SFCC roared back to win
the night-cap, 8-0.
Avon Park native Johnny
Sedlock pitched a complete-
game shutout and struck out
12 in the victory.
The Panthers were back at
it on Sunday in Clearwater,
defeating Eckerd College,
17-5, before completing
their seven-games-in-six
nights tour Monday with a
14-3 win at Webber
International.
Matt Fuglesang pitched
(ive innings to run his
recordd to 2-0 on the mound,
While the offense was paced
by Austin Gaines, 4-for-7
With a home run, a double,
and .4 RBI, and Cameron
Nelson, 4-for-6 with a triple
and three runs scored.
The team, now 8-1 in the
early going, is in the midst
of enjoying a few days off
before beginning a four-
game road trip, beginning


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Breanna 'Rocket' Beckel was dominant Sunday, firing a
complete-game shutout over Pasco.


Friday at Seminole.
Lady Panthers see
break-even weekend
A weekend of tournament
action on the road kept the
Lady Panthers of SFCC
busy with four games in two
days.
When the smoke had
cleared at the Warner
University Tournament,
South Florida had broken
even to stay at .500 on the
early season.


After losing to Warner, 8-
4, and Brevard, 3-1, Friday,
the Panthers bounced back
to win two on Saturday, 5-2
over Hillsborough and a 15-
0 drubbing of Pasco.
Breanna 'Rocket' Beckel
threw a complete-game
shutout to earn the, lopsided
win.
The team hosted Brevard,
hoping for some atonement,
Tuesday before welcoming
Indian River in for two on
Thursday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m.


Yates snaps losing streak


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - The
Michelle Yates Insurance
team pounded out a 19-11
victory over the Seminole
Tire team in Lake Placid
Senior Softball League play
on Monday, Feb. 9 at the
Lake June ball fields, end-
ing a 5-game losing steak
for the Insurers.
Manager Dusty Hensley
was 4-for-4 with three
triples and a double, Fred
Moore was 4-for-4, Ray
Heisenberg was 4-for-5 and
Frank Hedges had a home
run for the winners.
Gary Van, Tom Walsh, Ed
Engler, and Jeff Stanley
were all 3-for-4 in the losing
effort.
Play on the other field
saw Lake Placid Marine
knock Central Security out


of first place by a score of
24-18.
The offense of the
Mariners was led by Duke
Hensley with an inside-the-
park home run, a double,
and two singles, Larry Lane
also with an inside the park
home run and four singles,
Tom Gaiownik with a three-
RBI double and three sin-
gles and Manager Glenn
Wearsch with three singles.
The Central Security team
was led by Manager Charlie
Quinn with a home run, Cal
Bready and Dick Harmick
with three singles each and
John Miller with a double and
triple, Richard Rivera with
two doubles and Jim Hensley
with a single and double.
Al Chips, who celebrated
his 91st birthday after the
game, had .two hits and a


walk in the losing effort.
The multi-talented, time-
less wonder, Chips, served as
a Navigator in the Candian
Air Force Training Command
during WW II, worked with a
major construction firm as a
plumber, electrician, and all-
around handyman in the
Canadian arctic, worked on
Baffin Island for six years,
was a tobacco farmer, and is a
certified auto mechanic - the
field he worked in for many
years - he still does automo-
bile repairs in his spare time.
Schoonis now leads the
league with a record of 5-2
followed by Central
Security at 5-3, Lake Placid
Marine at 4-4, Seminole
Tire at 3-5 and Yates
Insurance at 3-6.
The 20-game season will
continue through March.


Baseball fans are better off today


Continued from 1B
confession Monday actually
was unexpected.
Sure, many were saying
the best thing he could do
would be to confess, own
up to it.
SMaybe use the one-time-
for-an-injury excuse that
Andy Pettite used - laugh-
able as it was, it was an
admission and he's been
predominantly forgiven.
Or use the Jason Giambi
tactic of apologizing up and
down, admitting left and
right - just don't specifical-
ly say what you're apolo-
gizing for or admitting to.
But no, in an interview
with ESPN Baseball guru
Peter Gammons, Rodriguez
confessed on a much
grander scale - at least in
terms of admitting that he
used it more than once or
twice for an injury - telling
us he used them for three
years.
Whether you fully
believe that or not is anoth-
er debate, but he did give
us a ton more than we've
heard before.
And the timeline seems
to bear him out, really, both
in when and how long, and
his reasoning for using at
that time.
In '01, he had signed that
ridiculous contract with
Texas, the quarter-billion
dollar bonanza, and he said
the pressure to live up to
that is what really pushed
him over the edge.


I can buy that.
In '03, when the failed
drug test occurred, the test-
ing was baseball's trial test-
ing, whereby if more than a
certain percentage of play-
ers did turn out to be posi-
tive, the full-scale testing
and enforcement would go
into effect.
Once it was realized the
benchmark had been met,
and that the era of harsher
testing was coming into
play, it would make sense
to get off the juice.
Or, as I'm sure some
players have done, switch
to undetectable juice.
I'd hope his coming
clean to the degree he did,
and the aftermath of for-
giveness that I get the sense
will follow, will get more
and more players to let it
out in the open.
I hope that, but sincerely
doubt it.
I doubted it even more
when a senior writer for
ESPN got on television
Monday and ranted about
baseball management and
union heads being account-
able for not keeping those
tests confidential, as had
been agreed upon.
He went on the question
any right the government
had in digging up the info,
and the Sports Illustrated
writers for their reasoning
in doing their own digging.
While, based on agree-
ments, per baseball and the
union heads, and global


importance, per the govern-.
ment, he may have had
points, the larger point is
that the baseball public is
better off today than it was
with the secrecy.
Baseball teams belong to
the owners, and the games,
for the years they play
them, belong to the players.
But the game of baseball
is ours, the American pub-
Slic.
Players will come and
go, new owners will come
in, old owners will sell.
But the game goes on
because of us.
The owners make a profit
because of us, the players
get to make life-altering
salaries because of us.
And if we want answers,
if we want disclosure, if we
want transparency - we
damn well better get it.
If the unions and players
and owners are trying to
hide their dirty laundry
behind agreements and lies,
then the government better
get in there and push them
to come clean or give them
a public, verbal flogging
that embarrasses them to
take action, to own up.
As for that senior writer
questioning Sports
Illustrated?
Just sounds like sour
grapes that they got the
story before he did.

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


Next up, Lakeland Kathleen


Continued from 1B
and Hannah Shoop each
scoring, quickly cut it to 27-
21, but Booker held serve
with another Williams three
and a free throw each from
Christina Davis and
Kerrineishia Larkin.
But from the end of the
third through the fourth,
Sebring's Tangie McCullors
was ignited and almost sin-
gle-handedly brought the
Streaks back.
A bank shot started it,
before a Booker score, and
three straight hoops kept it
going.
First of the three was a
jumper, then came a steal at
mid-court and drive to the
hoop followed by a deked-
drive, stop-and-pop to sud-
denly find the Lady's in Blue
down just 34-33 with 5:09
left.
The Tornadoes pushed the
lead back out with four Davis
points and a lay-up from
Larkin, but then Williams hit
an eight-footer, Shoop
dropped in an inside shot and
after two Booker free throws,
McCullors drilled one from
beyond the arc to pull back to
within 44-41.
But with just 33.8 seconds
left, it was foul time and
Booker made just enough to
offset another hoop, this one
a long two, from McCullors
to provide for the final mar-
gin.
"I just started /feeling it,"
McCullors said afterward.
"When they started going in,
I just wanted to do what I
could for the team and get us
back in it."
Arid though they couldn't
overcome for the district


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Tangie McCullors measures up another jumper Saturday
night. McCullors scored 17 points, 13 in the second half, to
nearly pull off the comeback win over Booker, but the Lady
Streaks settled for District 10-4A runner-up.


championship, the team is
secure in heading to the state
playoffs with some momen-
tum.
"From the second quarter
on, we outscored them," Lee
said. "And that's all you can
ask for is, at the end of the
game, to have a chance. It


hurts a bit, and it's supposed
,to if you're working hard,
which is what they were."
So now it's on the road for
a regional matchup against
the winner of the District 9-
4A tournament, Lakeland's
Kathleen, on Thursday, Feb.
12 at 7 p.m..


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BERGER, as to an undivided 4.444% interest,
MARLENE HELLER & ROBERT HELLER
JTWROS, as to an undivided 1.111% Interest,
IRWIN BUDDY LEVINE, as to an undivided
2.222% interest, GREGG 0. HANSON TOD
JESSICA M. HANSON, as to an undivided
0.889% interest, WILLIAM C. MERCURIO,
as to an undivided 2.222% interest, PATRICIA
TINSLEY PENNY, as to an undivided 2.222%
Interest, MED PROPERTIES VI, LLC., as to
an undivided 2.222% interest, JOHN K.
FLOYD, as to an undivided 0.444% interest,
ALVIN KATZ, MD, PC RETIREMENT
TRUST, as to an undivided 0.667% interest,
LEAH KAPLAN IN TRUST FOR MANDA
KAPLAN, as to undivided 0.444% Interest,
MARSHALL and/or BARBARA
ROSENFELD, as to an undivided 0.444%
Interest, MIRIAM ROBIN BOROWICH, as to
an undivided 0.444% interest, PRESTIGE
RESOURCES, INC., as to an undivided
0.444% interest, AVALON RESEARCH
GROUP, INC., as to an undivided 3.333%
interest, ERIK and/or SYLVIA GUILLEN, as
to an undivided 1.111% interest, THOMAS
RICHARD TINSLEY and/or PAMELA
TINSLEY, as to an undivided 4% interest,
LAWRENCE J. ROBBINS, as to an undivided
1.111% interest, GAYLEN ROBBINS, TTEE
FOR THE REVOCABLE TRUST DTD
2/9/95, as to an undivided 1.111% interest,
RICHARD S. or CAROLE MASINGTON, as
to an undivided 2.222% interest, MCME 401K
PROFIT SHARING PLAN, as to an undivided
0.889% interest, CATHERINE L.
SORBELLO, as to an undivided 0.667%
Interest, LORIE AND STUART SOBEL, as to
an undivided 0.444% interest, STEVEN
BROTMAN & HARRIETTE BROTMAN,
JTWROS, as to an undivided 1.111% interest,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE PROJECT MANAGERS GROUP, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company, MICHAEL
P. LEGRANDE, Individually, DANIEL T.
GREEN, individually, TROY A. BROWN,
Individually, LAND TRUST SERVICE
CORPORATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER TRUST


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


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

Said sale will be made pursuant to and in
order to satisfy the terms of said Final
Summary Judgment.
Any person claiming an,interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the filing of
this action must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
DATED this 21st day of January, 2009.
LUKE E. BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Attorneys for Plaintiff:
Megan Costa DeVault, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0560731
Akerman Senterfitt
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Post Office Box 231
Orlando, Florida 32802
(407) 423-4000
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION
AT 590 S. COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING,
FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE: 863-402-65N4
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT. IF YOU ARE
HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1/800-
955-8771.
February 4,11, 2009
REAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
A portion of Section 31, Township 3q South,
Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the meander corner where the
North line of said Section 31 interesects with
the West shoreline of Lake Clay; thence North
89041'00" West a distance of 250.00 feet to an
iron pipe, thence South 01048'54" West a
distance of 33.01 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence South 01048'54" West a
distance of 535.60 feet; thence South
00020'26" East a distance of 100.00 feet;
thence North 89035'38" East a distance of
63.41 feet to a point on the Westerly right of
way line of Alderman Road; (the next ten calls
will be along the Westerly and Northwesterly
right of way. line of said Alderman Road)
thence South 01041'00" East a distance of
202.48 feet; thence South 03020'00" East a
distance of .07 feet to a point of curvature;
thence along a curve to the right (having for its
elements a radius of 60.17 feet, a central angle
of 46028'00" and a chord bearing of South
19054'00" West) and in a Southwesterly
direction an arc distance of 48.80 feet to a
point of tangency) thence South 42058'00"
West a distance of 53.86 feet to a point of
curvature; thence along a curve to the right
(having for its elements a radius of 110.54
feet, a central angle of 43008'00" and a chord
bearing of South 64032'00" West) and in a
Southwesterly direction an arc distance of
83.22 feet to a point of tangency; thence South
86006'00" West a distance of-154.46 feet;
thence South 81023'00" West a distance of
80.00 feet; thence South 69058'00" West a
distance of 90.00 feet; thence South 53026'00"
West a distance of 90.00 feet; thence South
50005'00" West a distance of 80.00 feet;
thence North 01033'35" West, leaving the right
of way line of Alderman Road, a distance of
488.24 feet; thence North 01003'28" West a
distance of 629.69 feet; thence South
89041'00" East a distance of 549.57 feet to the
Point of Beginning; AND A portion of Section
31, Township 36 South, Range 30 East,
Highlands County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows: Starting at the meander
corner where the North line of Section 31,
Township 36 South, Range 30 East,
interesects with shroeline of Lake Clay; thence
North 89041'00" West along the North line of
Section 31 a distance of 250.00 feet to an iron
pipe; thence South 01048'54" West a distance
of 33.01 feet; thence South 01048'54" West a
distance of 535.60 feet; thence South
00020'26" East a distance of 100.00 feet;
thence North 89035'38" East a distance of
63.41 feet to a point of intersection of the
Northerly and Westerly right of way lines of
Alderman Road; thence South 89041'00 East
along the Northerly right of way line of
Alderman Road a distance of 40.02 feet to a
point of intersection of the Northerly and
Easterly right of way lines of Alderman Road
and to the Point of Beginning; thence South
89024'17" East a distance of 132.71 feet more
or less to the Waters of Lake Clay; thence
meander In a Southerly direction along the
waters of Lake Clay (Survey tie fine - South
02043'30" East 109.36 feet) a distance of
109.36 feet more or less thence North
89040'12" West a distance of 134.16 feet more
or less to a point on the Easterly right of way
line of Alderman Road; thence North 010
42'39" West along said Easterly right of way
line of Alerrman Road a distance of 109.89
feet to the Point of Beginning.
EXHIBIT "A"
PERSONAL PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
A, all buildings, structures, improvements
of every nature whatsoever now or hereafter
situated on the Land, and all fixtures,
machinery, equipment, furniture, vehicles and
other personal property of every nature
whatsoever now or hereafter owned by
Mortgagor and located in, on, or used or
intended to be used in connection with or with
the operation of the Land, buildings, structures
or other improvements, including all
extensions, additions, improvements,
betterments, renewals, and replacements to
any of the foregoing; and all of the right, title
and interest of Mortgagor in any such personal
property or fixtures subject to a conditional
sales contract, chattel mortgage or similar lien
or claim together with the benefit of any
deposits or payments now or hereaftermade
by Mortgagor or on Mortgagor's behalf;
B. all easements, rights of way, strips and
gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages,


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: 2009-CA-000009
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as
Trustee under Pooling and Servicing
Agreement dated as of May 1,2007
Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC
Trust 2007-BR3 Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates, Series 2007-BR3,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Daniel P. Leal and Janeen C. Leal, Husband
and Wife; Capital One Bank (USA), National
Association f/k/a Capital One Bank; Asset
Acceptance, LLC; Sylvan Shores
Homeowners Association, Inc..; Unknown
Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in
Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown
Parties claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defendant(s) who
are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said Unknown Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS - PROPERTY
TO: Daniel P. Leal; ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
1535 Pinetop Terrace, Lake Placid, FL 33852
and Janeen C. Leal; ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS:
1535 Pinetop Terrace, Lake Placid, FL 33852
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if ei-
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s); and the
aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants as may be infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
LOT 463, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES,
SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 1535 Pinetop
Terrace, Lake Placid, FL 33852.
This action as been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISH-
MAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite
112, Tampa, FL 33618, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice and file
the original with the clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court,
on the 26th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU. ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
January 4,11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-001611
Division:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
INNOCENT CHINWEZE, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: INNOCENT CHINWEZE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 13361 SW 42ND
STREET
MIRAMAR, FL 33027
CURRENT ADDRESS: 13361 SW 42ND
STREET
MIRAMAR, FL 33027
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INNOCENT CHINWEZE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 13361 SW 42ND
STREET
MIRAMAR, FL33027
CURRENT ADDRESS: 13361 SW42ND
STREET
MIRAMAR, FL 33027
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS .
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN -
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 272, OF BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 15,
AT PAGE 78, 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 within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L.,.plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published d0ce each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun..
WITNESS my hand and the seal-of this
Court onthis 22nd day of January, 2009. :
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/_ Ann Kopp
As Deputy Clerk
February 11,18, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-000812
Division:
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST .
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ARGENT: _
SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS---
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-W4,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
RAEFIELD FOXWORTH, et al, -
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LINDA C. HOLMAN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4213 SEBRING -
AVENUE
SEBRING, FL33875
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER-SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER.
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN.
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-.
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 18 AND ALL.OF LOT
19, BLOCK 145, LAKE WOOD TERRACE,
SHEET NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
AT PAGE 94, 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 within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L, plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or.
immediately thereafter; otherwise a. default-
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in .the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 23rd day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ AnnKopp.
-As Deputy Clerk
February.11,18, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT:
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-001011-GCS
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES,. �
DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND
CREDITORS OF ELIZABETH GLENN,
DECEASED, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DE-.
VISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CRED-
ITORS OF ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED,
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED,
OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRI-
BED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING
TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED
Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last known address was:
1529 Lucas Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870 _
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore,
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 1 AND 9, BLOCK 2, LUCAS LAKE ES-
TATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,
PAGE 55, 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 18820
U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 212, Clearwater,
Florida 33764, on or before March 2, 2009 or
within thirty (30) days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice of Action, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867,
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court
on this 22nd day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK-
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk


February 11, 18, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-567
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OAKLEY W. SHOUGH,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of OAKLEY
W. SHOUGH, deceased, whose date of death
was February 12, 2008, File Number PC 08-
567, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave-
nue. The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-


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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 RLED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE.AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: February 4, 2009.
Personal Representative:
LEE SHOUGH
P.O. Box 8341
Goleta, CA 93118
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, PA.
Florida Bar No. 308714.
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346 .
FlrUary 4, 11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER; GC 08-943
JUDY K. WENZEL, TRUSTEE OF THE
TERRY J. WENZEL REVOCABLE TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RALPH GORDON OAKLEY, JR., a single man;
LAURA HUNT, a single woman; and MRC
RECEIVABLES CORPORATION, a foreign
corporation,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant o a fi-
nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida: I will sell the property situated
In Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Lot 2, in Block 98, Unit 16, of PLACID
LAKES, SECTION FOURTEEN, according to the
plat thereof as recorded In Plat Book 8, Page
19, of the Public Records of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida.
-at public sale, to the highest and. best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands:Codnty Court-:
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave--
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
24th Day of FEBRUARY, 2009.
SIGNED this 29th day of January, 2009.
(SEAL)
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT.:
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a.disability who needs'
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Admin-
istrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) work-
ing days of publication of this Notice of Sale;
-if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.-
F.ebruary 4,11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT-COURT
OFTHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-10-GCS
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
JERRY WILSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF-
JERRY WILSON, IF ANY; AND.ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN-PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST-AS SPOUSES,:
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES-OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY;
FLORIDA; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION .
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 26, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
08-10-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 24th day Of February, 2009
the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 10,-SYLVAN SHORES ES-
TATES, SECTION. A, ACCORDING TO THE -
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK-4,
PAGE 81, 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-pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 28th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-22344(ASCF)
February 11,18, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT -OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000784
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiffet. al.,
-vs-
MICHAEL P. PORCELLI; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL P. PORCELLI;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January
14, 2009, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-
CA-000784 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County,
Florida, wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, is a Plaintiff and MICHAEL P. POR-
CELLI; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL
P. PORCELLI; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants. I win


sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
430 S. Commerce Ave., Room 105, Sebring,
FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on February 17,
2009, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 3, IN BLOCK 123, OF LA,PALOMA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the IsI pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
LUKE E.BROOKER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305)653-2329
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
TITLE V AIR OPERATION PERMIT

Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
Division of Air Resource Management,
Bureau of Air Regulation
Draft permit No. 0550018-004-AV
Tampa Electric Company, Phillips Station
Highlands County, Florida

Applicant: The applicant for this project is
Tampa Electric Company. The applicant's re-
sponsible official and mailing address is: Mr.
Jim Badgerow, Director Polk and Phillips Sta-
tions, Tampa Electric Company, P.O. Box 111,
Tampa, FL 33601.
Facility Location: The applicant operates the
existing Phillips Station, which is located in
Highlands County at 7301 Haywood Taylor
Blvd., Sebring, Highlands County.
Project: The applicant applied on November
13, 2008 to the department for a Title V air
operation permit renewal. This is a renewal of
Title V air operation permit No. 0550018-003-
AV. The existing facility consists of two
19.535 MW slow speed diesel engine genera-
tors and a 10.46 MMBtu/hour auxiliary steam
boiler. The facility has the potential to emit
2408.9 tons per year (TPY) of nitrogen oxides,
415.8 TPY of carbon monoxides, 72.1 TPY of
particulate matter, 1955.7 TPY of sulfur diox-
ides, 189 TPY of volatile organic compounds,
and 10.6 TPY of hydrochloric acid (H106).
The two slow speed diesel generators were
permitted under PSD-FL-071 with Best Availa-
ble Control Technology (BACT) determination
dated April 2, 1981. These units are existing
compression ignition (CI) stationary recipro-
cating internal combustion engines (RICE).
These units have a maximum heat input of
172 MMBtu/hr. The unites use No. 6 fuel oil
with a sulfur content less than or equal to
2.5% sulfur by weight. Compliance with the
heat input limitation dnd the fuel sulfur con-
tent is through composite fuel sampling and
analysis. There is no control equipment. The
auxiliary steam boiler has a maximum heat in-
put of 10.46 MMBtu/hr. The boiler uses No. 2
fuel oil to start. The No. 2 fuel oil content is
limited to <0.5% by weight sulfur. Compliance
with the heat input limitation and fuel sulfur
content is through composite fuel sampling
Sand analysis. There is no control equipment.
This facility is a major source of hazardous Air
Pollutants (HAPs). The slow speed diesel gen-
erators do not have to meet the requirements
of 40 CFR 63 Subpart ZZZZ, National Emis-
sions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combus-
tion Engines, because they are existing com-
pression ignition (CI) stationary reciprocating
Internal combustion engines (RICE) [per 40
CFR 63.6590(b)(3)]. The slow speed diesel
generators do not have to meet the require-
ments of 40 CFR 60 Subpart Ill as the units
are existing and not new or reconstructed [per
40 CFR 60.4200(c)(2) and (3)].
Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V
air operation permits are subject to review in
accordance with the provisions of Chapter
403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-
4, 62-210, and 62-213 of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is
not exempt from air permitting requirements
and a Title V air operation permit is required
to operate the facility. The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection South District is
the Permitting Authority responsible for mak-
ing a permit determination for this project.
The Permitting Authority's physical address
is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort
Myers, Florida. The Permitting Authority's
mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort
Myers, Florida 33902-2549. The Permitting
Authority's telephone number is 239/332-
6975.
Project File: A complete project file is availa-
ble for public inspection during the normal
business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday (except legal holi-
days), at the address indicated above for the
Permitting Authority. The complete project file
includes the Draft Permit, the Statement of
Basis, the application, and the information
submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confi-
de6tial records under Section 403.111, F.S.
Interested persons may view the Draft Permit
by visiting the following website:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/reproducts/apds
/default.asp and entering the permit number
shown above. Interested persons may contact
the Permitting Authority's project review engi-
neer for additional information at the address
or phone number listed above.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Per-
mitting Authority gives notice of its intent to
issue an air permit to the applicant for the
project described above. The applicant has
provided reasonable assurance that continued
operation of existing equipment will not ad-
versely impact air quality and that the project
will comply with all appropriate provisions of
Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-
213, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permit-
ting Authority will issue a proposed Title V
permit and subsequent final Title V permit in
accordance with the conditions of the draft
permit unless a timely petition for an adminis-
trative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment re-
ceived in accordance with this notice results
in a different decision or a significant change
of terms or conditions.
Comments: The Permitting Authority will ac-
cept written comments concerning the Draft
Title V Permit for a period of 30 days from the
date of publication of the Public Notice. Writ-
ten comments must by received by the close
of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end
of this 30-day period by the Permitting Au-
thority at the above address. As part of his or
her comments, any person may also request
that the Permitting Authority hold a public
meeting on this permitting action. If the Per-
mitting Authority determines there Is sufficient
interest for a public meeting, it will publish
notice of the time, date, and location in the
Florida Administrative Weekly(FAW). If a pub-
lic meeting is requested within the 30-day
comment period and conducted by the Per-
mitting Authority, any oral and written com-
ments received during the public meeting will
also be considered by the Permitting Authori-
ty. If timely received written comments or
comments received at a public meeting result
in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the
Permitting Auhtoriy shall issue a Revised
Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another
Public Notice. All comments filed will be made
available for public inspection. For additional
information, contact the Permitting Authority
at the above address or phone number.
Petitions: A person whose substantial inter-
ests are affected by the proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative
, hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be filed
with (received by) the Department's Agency
Clerk in thp Office of General Counsel of the
.' Department of Environmental Protection at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station
, #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Peti-
tions filed by any persons other than those
'entitled to written notice under Section


120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days
of publication of the Public Notice or receipt
of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Un-
der Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any per-
son who asked the Permitting Authority for
Notice of agency action may file a petition
within 14 days of receipt of that notice, re-
gardless of the date of publication. A petition-
er shall mail a copy of the petition to the appli-
cant at the address indicated above, at the
time of filing. The failure of any person to file
a petition within the appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver of that person's right
Jo request an administrative determination
(hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and
participate as a party to it. Any subsequent in-
tervention (in a proceeding initiated by anoth-
er party) will be only at the approval of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on
which the Permitting Authority's action is
based must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency


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affected and each agency's file or identifica-
tion number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone num-
ber of the petitioner; the name, address and
telephone number of the petitioner's represen-
tative, if any, which shall be the address for
service purposes during the course of the pro-
ceeding; and an explanation of how petition-
er's substantial rights will be affected by the
agency determination;
(c) A statement of how and when the peti-
tioner received notice of the agency action or
proposed decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of
material fact. If there are none, the petition
must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate
facts alleged, including the specific facts the
petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi-
fication of the agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or
statutes the petitioner contends require rever-
sal or modification of the agency's proposed
action including an explanation of how the al-
leged facts relate to the specific rules or stat-
utes; and,
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the
petitioner, stating precisely the action petition-
er wishes the agency to take with respect to
the agency's proposed action. A petition that
does not dispute the material facts upon
which the Permitting Authority's action is
based shall state that no such facts are in dis-
pute and otherwise shall contain the same in-
formation as set forth above, as required by
Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the Permitting
Authority's final action may be different from
the position taken by it in this Public Notice of
Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose
substantial interests will be affected by any
such final decision of the Permitting Authority
on the application have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding, in accord-
ance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available for this
proceeding.
Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42. United
States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any
person may petition the Administrator of the
EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the
Administrator's 45 day review period as es-
tablished at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to
object to issuance of any Title V air operation
permit. Any petition shall be based only on
objections to the Permit that were raised with
reasonable specificity during the 30-day pub-
lic comment period provided in the Public No-
tice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the
Administrator of the EPA that it was impracti-
cable to raise such objections within the com-
ment period or unless the grounds for such
objection arose after the comment period. Fil-
ing of a petition with the Administrator of the
EPA does not stay the effective date of any
permit properly issued pursuant to the provi-
sions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions filed
with the Administrator of EPA must meet the
requirements of 42 -.U.S.C. Section
7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with the Ad-
ministrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M 1
Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For
more information regarding EPA review and
objections, visit EPA's Region 4 web site at
http://www.epa.gov/region4/air/perrits/Flori-
da.htm.'
February 11,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1365-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICK BENNETT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RICK BENNETT; MICHELLE R. LAPLANTE;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE R.
LAPLANTE; THOMAS A. LAPLANTE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THOMAS A.
LAPLANTE; RANDY A. BEAN; 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;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s):
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RANDY A. BEAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEND-
ANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, within thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described property, to
wit:
LOT 9, BLOCK 36, OF DESOTO CITY SEC-
OND SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
6808 COUNTY ROAD 17 SOUTH
SEBRING, FL 33876
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 21st day
of JANUARY, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
February 11, 18, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-26
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDITH B. MCGEHEE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of EDITH
B. MCGEHEE, deceased, whose date of death
was July 24, 2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS FEBRUARY 4,2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Dorothy Vree
6808 74th Place
Schererville, Indiana 46375-3471
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Ride
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
Fax: (863) 465-8100
February 4, 11,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 93-354
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LILLIAN B. MESSER
Deceased.
NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS
TO:
ROY BURKE
FAUST DALE PERKINS
APRIL SUSIE GRIFFIS YOUNG
HOWARD COFFEY
BILLY COFFEY
DONALD COFFEY
JOHN COFFEY
ELIZABETH MONDAY
WANDA MARTIN
LARRY COFFEY
LINDA VAUGHN FOSTER
CLARA JOYCE COFFEY GREEN
ANTHONY JAY LEE
MELODIE THELMA GRIFFIS
EARL COFFEY
SHEILA VAUGHN
DORIS GREGORY
RUBY OPAL COFFEY CHITWOOD
MISHA HINES
KENNETH COFFEY
DONALD VAUGHN
MAXINE COFFEY SLAGEL
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there is now deposit
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Highlands County,
Florida $501.47. To claim these funds, it would be
necessary for you to present your claim to The Pro-
bate Office, Room 102, before September 11, 2009.
Unclaimed funds shall be deposited with the State
Treasurer of the State of Florida as provided by Sec-
tion 733.816 of the Florida Statutes.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and
official seal at Sebring, Florida, on January 29, 2009.
ROBERT W.GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:/s/ Kathryn Whitlock
- Deputy Clerk
February 11, March 11,2009

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INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF SEBRING
SEBRING, FLORIDA
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Department for:
ITB # 09-022: 4WD Pickup Truck (6 cylinder engine)
Specifications may be obtained from the City Pur-
chasing office by contacting Kirk Zimmerman at 368
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870
Phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or visit my-
sebring.com. On left click city departments, purchas-
ing, then bid announcements. If obtaining documents
via the web site, it shall be the bidders responsibility
to notify the purchasing department to assure the bid-
der receives all future changes, additions, or amend-
ments.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name as to identify the enclosed.bid.
Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Pur-
chasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach
the said office no later than 2:00 PM,Thursday, Feb-
ruary 26, 2009, of the official time clock in the pur-
chasing office. Proposals received later than the date
and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be
responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are
incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of
any other type of delivery service.
The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the
award; if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indi-
cate that the award will be in the best interest of the
City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to
waive irregularities In the bid.
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Florida
February 11,13, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14139
TAX DEED NO.: 06002299TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14139, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009000360
LOT 36, BLOCK 90, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
GREGORIO TORRES SUAREZ; DARMA I. MARTINEZ
OLIVARI
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14142
TAX DEED NO.: 06002300TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14142, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT.
C223730-07009100130
LOT 13, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8. PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
1 i m i r.11 'i. 1 I'IIETO; YOLANDAM GARCIA
,j.1 1 111 'in CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED 'ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
iml Il IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
,~ I BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M
DATI I i 1111 i ,,
L iE I II 'It ,,II ' i
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
ERT. NO.: 99/14144
TAX DEED NO.: 06002301TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14144, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100150
LOT 15, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF IN-
DALECIO J. GARCIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /SI SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18,25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14146
TAX DEED NO.: 06002302TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14146, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100200
LOT 20, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF LU-
CIA ACOSTA CAPOTE DE RODRIGUEZ CORO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14147
TAX DEED NO.: 06002303TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14147, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100230
LOT 23, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF MI-
GUEL A. PEREZ-FALCON: MIGUEL ANGEL PEREZ
FALCON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
D'FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14151
TAX DEED NO.: 06002304TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14151, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100290
LOT 29, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CARMELO MAURO DI MAIO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR'TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14152
TAX DEED NO.: 06002305TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14152, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100340
LOT 34, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF EU-
STAOUIO URIBELARREA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14154
TAX DEED NO.: 06002306TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14154, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100380
LOT 38, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
JOSE A. GIRAL RODRIGUEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10.00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25. 2009


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


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14156
TAX DEED NO.: 06002308TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14156, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100410
LOT 41, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECDRD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8; PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF B.G.
ROSENTAL; CLAUDINE MINIONIS ROSENTAL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN.HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14159
TAX DEED NO.: 06002309TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14159, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009200110
LOT 11, BLOCK 92, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF FE-
LIPE A. GARCIA-GONZALEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY OE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512.FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14163
TAX DEED NO.: 06002310TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14163, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT.
C223730-08005000250
LOT 25, BLOCK 50, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORO-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
JUAN B. COLON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLO TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.:99/14166
TAX DEED NO.: 06002311TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14166, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08005600210
LOT 21, BLOCK 56, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PU-
RIFICACION DAVILA RODRIGUEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, -JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14169
TAX DEED NO.: 06002312TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14169, ISSUED 61/1/999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08006900160
LOT 16, BLOCK 69, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TOHE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
JOSE C. FIGUEROA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
LE. "'UKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14170
TAX DEED NO.: 06002313TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14170, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08006900170
LOT 17, BLOCK 69, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CARMELINA FIGUEROA-SANABIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


CHAPTER 197,512-FLORIOA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10022
TAX DEED NO.: 07000022TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10022,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA.
TO WIT:
C243528-16005500050
LOT 5, BLOCK 55, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
OLIVE M. BOGART
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT. JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM. ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10.00 A M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25. 2009


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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10033
TAX DEED NO.. 07000024TDOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10033,
ISSUED 6/1/2000. HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-16005700430
LOT 43, BLOCK 57, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY. FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF VIR-
GINIA B. SLATTERY
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10'00 A.M
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO,: 00/11424
TAX DEED NO.: 07000026TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE.
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11424,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT'
C213629-06013700120
LOT 12, BLOCK 137, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 6,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF WIL-
LIAM E. GRAHAM; IRENE GRAHAM
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11428
TAX DEED NO.: 07000027TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11428,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
I C213629-06013800110
SLOTS 11 AND 12, BLOCK 138, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
GEORGE T. ODERWALD, GERTRUDE H. ODERWALO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED'THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE. 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11548
TAX DEED ND.: 07000030TDS-
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11548,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-10032600120
LOT 12, BLOCK 326. LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 10,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
DONALD MONTGOMERY
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM. ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.-
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.:00/10180
TAX DEED NO.: 07000032TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC.. HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/10180, ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C293329-02000K00250
LOTS 25 THRU 27, BLOCK K, RIDGE GABLES SUB,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
THOMAS DIETRICH ESTATE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10.00 AM.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.:00/10473
TAX DEED NO.: 07000033TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/10473, ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C283429-02000200170
LOT 17, BLOCK 2, DOUGLAS ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 12. OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF LEO-
NARD L. LEWIS ESTATE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW. THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT. JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10 00 A M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
LE."LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4.11. 18 25 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
S CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE 3/11/2009
CERT. NO: 00/16335
TAX DEED NO.: 07000034TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC. HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/16335, ISSUED 611/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C333830-01000000020
LOT 2, HOLIDAY ACRES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9. PAGE 25:
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY.
FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF HO-
WELL PATTERSON SR., LORETTA PATTERSON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/1112009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10 00 AM.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4.11,18, 25,2009


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105f 5 Highlands
1055 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.' 00/327
TAX DEED NO : 07000036TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/327, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000. HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS. STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT
C013328-06007500070
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 75, AVON PARK LAKES. RED
HILL FARMS ADDITION, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5.
PAGES 49 AND 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAI PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
GRACE E. BARNHART MACUPA: GRACE E. BARN-
HART
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM. ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11,18, 25, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/368
TAX DEED NO.: 07000037TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/368, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C013328-11004700070
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 47, UNIT K, AVON PARK
LAKES, RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGES 65 AND 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CLAUDE T. GILMOUR; SHIRLEYA. GILMOUR
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW. THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLO TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT. JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
.FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT, NO.: 00/522
TAX DEED NO.: 07000038TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/522, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C193328-06003400031
EAST 1/2 OF LOT 3, BLOCK 34, AVON PARK' ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S)OF BET-
SY ROSS STEVENSON; MARY ANN ROSS BARNETTE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE'PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT'THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE,10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/845
TAX DEED NO.: 07000039TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/845, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000. HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
A273328-07000F00110
LOT 12, AND THE WEST 30 FEET OF LOT 11, BLOCK
F, OF ADDITION TO MARSH'S SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 26, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
LOTS BEING IN SECTION 22. TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, IN AVON PARK, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES OF PAT-
RICIA ANN WASHINGTON; WILLIE CLAYWASHING-
TON JR.
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE. BASEMENT. JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/859
TAX DEED NO.: 07000040TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/859, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
A273328-08000DO0090
LOT 9, BLOCK D, MARSH'S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK
G OF PRICE AND GORHAMS SUBDIVISION SECTION
27, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF ED-
WARD OSCAR MOSES; CURTIS JACKSON; FRANK
JAMES DAVIS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERKOFCOURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25. 2009


News-Sun * Wednesday, February 11, 2009


055 Highlands
:1055 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10015
TAX DEED NO.: 07000021TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10015,
ISSUED 6/1/2000. HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING, DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-15005200040
LOT 4, BLOCK 52, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 15, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF H.W.
JACK; ELIZABETH A. JACK
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11467
TAX DEED NO.: 07000029TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11467,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADEAN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-07011700100
ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 117, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
ROBERT O. HOILIEN, RONALD 0. HOILIEN
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM. ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE. 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009


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1150 Personals

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SAFEST since 1977! Ages (45-90).
Call 1-800-922-4477 (24hrs)
Or log onto: RespectedDating.com


1450 Babysiters
CRASH BARS fo motorcycle. $15.
863-214-1965.


1550 ProfessionalServices


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

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

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


The following position closes on

S2/20/2009


Road Supervisor Sebring

992 PG-24 $20.31 - $33.42 hourly.


For application, minimum qualifications and full job descriptions visit
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.


2000
Employment



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


2100 Help Wanted
LPN - Experienced Pediatric Nurse,
knowledgeable in pediatric office
procedures needed in new office in Avon
Park. Proficient in giving shots and drawing
blood. Excellent salary and benefits.
Bi-lingual a plus. Apply to:
Reply Box 2208
The News Sun
2227 US 27, South
Sebring, FL 33870


COOKS Needed - Experience
Preferred. P/T & F/T Day & Night Shifts
Apply in person Tues - Sat; 9-11AM or 2-5PM
Spring Lake Golf Resort - Hwy 98
Call for directions only. 863-655-0900.

Experienced Medical Secretary wanted for
fast paced oncology/hematology office.
Must be a self-starter and multi-tasking is
required. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Good benefits and competitive salary.
Fax resume to 863-385-6086.

LPN /CMA
Fast paced multi physician orthopedic
practice. Must be team player and able to
multi task. Excellent Salary & Benefit package.
Fax resume 863-385-3866 Attn: Nancy Henry.

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


* General Labor - Construction
* CDL-A w/Hazmat
* Light Industrial - All Shifts
* Carpenters w/Tools
*Equipment Operators

Daily Work, Daily Pay
Report Ready To Work
6:00 A.M. Daily
Office Hours 6:00 A.M. - 6 P.M.

3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Workplace

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 QuickBooks, ADP-Payroll, AP, AR, GL,
postings, reconciliations and month-end
reporting. Successful candidate should have
a minimum of two (2) years of experience.
An Associate's Degree is preferred. Qualified
candidates are invited to e-mail a
resume and salary requirements to:
humanresources@dloceseofvenice.ora

Peaceful environment calling you? Looking
for a friendly, mature, service oriented person
for front of the house duties. Must be willing
to work weekends. Some lifting required. 35 +
hours. Wages negotiable. No attitudes please!
Apply between 3-4PM @ The Hammock Inn.

Salon seeking self-motivated, enthusiastic,
responsible individuals. Full-time hair stylist,
barber, and nail technician positions available.
Call 863-385-1429 or 305-781-3487.

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.

STYLIST needed for busy
Sebring Salon. We are turning
clients away! 863-441-2852.


30 050 Business
3050 Opportunities
Sebring- Beauty Shop For Sale
Antique decor. Three stations.
Call 863-655-4500 for
more information.


4040 Homes For Sale
FSBO- 2/1, Avon Park. Close to
Wal-Mart. Priced to sell. $49,900.
Won't last long. Call for details.
863-655-4000. Private.
Also 3/2 avail, for sale in Feb.


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

4 10 Homes for Sale
4100 ake Placid
BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR, 28A,
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.

S4 170 � Lakefront Property
4 17 - 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 Lotsfor.Sale
SEBRING 2 Lots, total 80 x 140,
available at corner School St &
Weeping Willow. For details call
561-713-4170, ask for Rose.
SEBRING 2 lots, total 80 x 140, available at
corner of School St & Weeping Willow. For
details call 561-713-4170, ask for Rose.


5050 Mobile Homes
505 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, 1 ba,
Fla Room, enclosed screen room w/windows,
CHA, new carport, tile kitchen & bath. Lots of
room + storage shed. Must sacrifice - No res-
onable offer refused. 2900 St Rd 17, North,
863-382-8426

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.


6050 Duplexes for Rent
Sebring-4103 Sparta Rd. Cracker Trail
Elementary area. Freshly painted 2BR/
1/BA, central air/heat. Utility with w/d,
lawn maint. incl. No pets. $560/mo. +
sec. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810.
SEBRING-N EW Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG., $800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

62 0 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments

*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $575 & $765
1st month &.sec. (863) 465-2740
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play
ground. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK - studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St..
863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS.
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch.
beautiful landscaping. $695.mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts. up the
hill, turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822
DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 - $600/mo.
Includes water, large rooms, fresh
paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson
@863-381-1861.
Hope Villas
Now 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
Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer




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every Sunday, Wednesday
and Friday.


6200 Unfurnished
6200b Apartments
BAYSIDE APARTMENTS - Special Rates Now
Available. Now Renting
1 & 2 BR Studio Apartments.,
Security deposit required.
729 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
863-385-2063.

LEMON TREE APTS.
SSingle 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


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.
LAKE PLACID 38R, 28A in Sylvan Shores.
Large privacy fenced back yard, pets consid-
ered. $750 month t 1st & security. Please call
863-633-9097 for more information.
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


Historic Downtown Sebring. Close to Sebring
Races. Furnished room in private home for
rent. All util. included + cable. Perfect for
single / retired couple. No smoking, drinking
in home. Small pets ok w/dep. Contract req.
$550/mo. + $300 dep. Call 863-471-6976.

6600 Business & Offices
660 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


7180 Furniture

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


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


73 0 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.
20 shirts, 3X & 3X long, like new. Some new.
$5-$10. Call 863-386-0936.
ART TABLE Professional, many
positional, $49.
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.
GRINDER Craftsman Industrial rated 1/2 hp.
Totally enclosed ball bearing capacitator mo-
tor. $75. 863-214-1983.
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. 86.3-452-1332.
NECKLACE Porshe or Mercedes,
$35. 863-214-1965.
Oriental flower arrangements, 4 for $11. Call
863-382-9022.
POOL LADDER Aluminum, fits 5'
pool, $50. Call 863-471-6976.
RECLINERS (2) $19 each.
863-214-1965.
REFRIGERATOR, Compact, Like new Magic
Chef 4.0 cu ft. Top-of-the-line! Retail value,
$230. My price, $150. Call 863-465-3690.


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7310 Bargain Buys
ORGAN - Large, professional; discon-
necting pedals. $500. 863-471-6976.
Refrigerator- Frigidaire. Freezer on top. $50
0BO. 863-443-0912.
SCOOTER - Electric, $350.
863-471-6976
SCREEN DOOR (white) 35 3/4" x
80", $20. 863-452-2222.
SISSY BAR for Motorcycle. $19.
863-214-1965
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
TV 20" Sony Color,
$45 OBO. 863-781-3757.
WALL UNIT "The Classic", new,
$69. 863-214-1965.
WASHER Maytag, super duty, runs
great, $75 OBO. 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 & Yard Sales
ALPINE VILLAGE, RT 27 South to 70 East.
Rummage & Bake Sale. Fri, Feb 13th, 7AM-
2PM. Sat., Feb 14th, 7AM-12PM. Refrigera-
tors, gas stoves, nice sofas, chairs, dinette
sets, microwaves, mattresses & box springs,
TV's, assorted tables, flowers, plants, fruits &
vegetables. Rec Hall packed with treasured
items, all reasonably priced. Refreshment
stand will be open. Lots of home baked goods
for sale!
AVON PARK LAKES 2265 N. Cochrane Rd,
Sat, Feb 14, 8 am - ? Nascar collection, Dale
Earhardt Jr. Budwiser hood, trading cards,
dye cast, & misc. 863-452-2260.
LAKE PLACID 729 Lake Blue Dr, turn @
Holiday Inn sign on US 27, Fri-Sat,
Feb 13-14, 8 am - 3 pm. Treadmill,
EVERYTHING FROM A-Z!
LAKE PLACID HUGE SALE! Placid Lakes, 309
W. Waterway Ave, NW, Fri-Sat, Feb 13-14,8-
4. Items for kitchen, 2 tables w/chairs, edger,
saws, LOTS OF MISC!'
ORGAN Yamaha Electone model # D3R.
Includes bench. Good Condition. $100.
Please call 863-386-4953
SEB-COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, Estates of
Sebring Park Ainual multiple home yard sale.
Fri-Sat, Feb 13-14, 8Am-4PM. Go E. on 98 at
the intersection of 98 & 27, for approx. 9
miles, The Estates is on the S. side of 98.
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 Only!
Sebring - Thunderbird Hills Village
2 & 3 Annual Garage Sale; off
Thunderbird Rd. Sat. Feb. 14th.
7:30AM-? Coffee.& donuts
in the.Clubhouse.
SEBRING 105 Pinehurst Rd, off Sebring Park-
way next to Church of Christ, Sat, Feb 14,7
am - 3 pm. Yard/Bake Sale with proceeds will
go to American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
SEBRING 521 Elgin St, corner of Lake
Haven/Elgin, behind Harder Hall, Fri, Feb
13, 8 am - 4 pm. Patio furniture, folding
chairs, carpet cleaner, jewelry, LOTS OF
GOODIES!
SEBRING HUGE SALE! Sun 'n Lake, 4464
Alcantarra Ave, 33872, Fri & Sat. Electronics,
office supplies & equip, household items,
clothes. Also, discount prices on new truck &
golf cart access, from store close-out. DON'T
MISS THIS ONE!!


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


7520 Pes & Supplies


60 Medical Supplies
7 W0 & Equipment
ELECTRIC LIFT
& Chauffeur Mobility, $800.
Pleae call 863-471-3418


8050 Boots Motors
'97 20ft Fiesta Pontoon With Top.
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.


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 Buramon 400 2005 Scooter.
Silvermetallic w/Givi large windshield, also
trunk w/brake light & pin striping. 5,350
miles. Excellent condition. Call 863-453-7027


9450 Automotive for Sale
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Florida Mini Van V6.
Dual air/heat, power, tinted windows. Stereo,
roof rack, hitch. Clean vehicle. $3800.
Lake Placid. 863-465-7755,


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WWW. newssun. com News-Sun * Wednesday, February 11, 2009


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live
music is from 5-8 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 Ladies Auxiliary
Post 21 meets at 11 a.m. the
second Wednesday at Blue
Crab Restaurant, Sebring.
Lunch will follow. There are no
meetings in June through
September. For details, call
385-0234.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
Building, on corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* 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.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 a.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. For
details, call 381-9005 or 381-
9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Advanced dancing is from 6-8
p.m. Couples dancing is from
8-9 p.m. New dances taught
every other week. Call 655-
2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those
experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First
Baptist Church of Avon Park
Fellowship Hall classroom.
Thirteen individual video ses-
sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at
5 p.m. for $3 ($1.0 max for
family). Call 453-6681.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth
Wednesday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
M Heartland Herpetological
Society meets 7 p.m., second
Wednesday, Room 315,
Cracker Trail Elementary
School, Sebring. Call 385-
6826 or 465-2228 for details.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding
program for adults and chil-
dren with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands County Traffic
Safety Committee meets 10
a.m., conference room 3,
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, Sebring, second
Wednesday.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to


3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. For details, call Bob
or Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sehrinna meets from


doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. For details, call 382-
2208.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421
for more information.
* Lake Placid Alzhelmer's
Caregivers Support Group,
meets at 2 p.m. on second
Wednesday at First
Presbyterian Church, 117
North Oak St., Lake Placid.
For details, call Linda
DeYoung at 464-0103.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has a buffet from 5-7
p.m. at the lodge. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. Shuffleboard is at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 1-9
p.m. The BPOE board meet-
ing is at 7 p.m. every second
and fourth Wednesday. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Garden Club
meets at 11:30 a.m. every
second Wednesday (from
September through May) for
socialization and at noon for
lunch followed by a gardening
program and meeting at The
Agape Family Center building
at the Eastside Christian
Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake
Placid (two miles east of CVS
on County Road 621). For
details, call 699-2981.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Women of the
Moose meets at 7 p.m. the
second Wednesday at the
lodge for a chapter night and
enrollment.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Dinner served every
Wednesday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 7 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.
* Over The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 1-3 p.m. second
Wednesday at Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes
Blvd. For details, call 465-
4888,.
* Rotary Club of Lake
Placid Breakfast meets at
6:44 a.m. at The Heron's
Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North,
Lake Placid, just north of the
Tower.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
Aerie members meet at 7 p.m.
second Wednesday at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m..serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and spe-
cial drink prices. Lounge open
from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk
members and guests. Music
provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 471-3557.
- Sebring Jaycees meets
7:30 p.m., Jaycees
Clubhouse, State Road 17,
Sebring.
* Sebring Kiwanis meets
noon, Homer's Smorgasbord,
Sebring.
* Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves hamburgers, fries
and fish sandwiches from 5-7
p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks, and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. There will be
music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has line dancing at 6 p.m.
and ice cream shuffleboard at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 487 meets at 9 a.m. at
Whispering Pines Baptist


Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 382-
7716 or 314-9485.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For more details, call 699-
5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at nost 12-3


8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary
membership meeting is at 7
p.m. second Wednesday at
the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive,
Avon Park.

THURSDAY
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 1
p.m. at the CrownPointe
Assisted Living Facility in
Sebring. For details, call Lyn
or Bill Roche at 402-0464.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Card games played at 1 p.m.
Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Customer
Appreciation Day. Free food.
Happy hour all day. Call 471-
1448.
* American Veterans have
euchre games every
Thursday. Sign up is at 6 p.m.
and playing begins at 6:30
p.m. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m, at
the lodge on Walnut Street.
* Bravehearts, an Ala-Non
support group, meets from 1-2
p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For
details, call 655-3274.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays novice duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347
Fernleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Buttonwood Bay offers
"Mainstream" lessons every
Thursday at 1 p.m..in their rec.
center, and "beginner's" les-
sons at 2:30 p.m. For more
information call Vern Wright at
655-2634.
* Central Avon Park
Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m.,
Recreation Center, North
Verona Avenue, Avon Park.
* Disabled American
Veterans Ridge Chapter 49
meets 7 p.m., American
Legion Building, 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring, second
Thursday.
* Downtown Sebring
Breakfast Kiwanis meets
6:30 a.m., Sandy's Circle Cafe
on the Circle, Sebring.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
* Golden Seniors Bridge
Club plays every Thursday at
Sandy's Circle Cafe, Sebring.
For details, call Charles Terry
at 840-9181.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers
beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers
from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and
classes for last year's dancers
from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections
On Silver Lake in Avon Park.
For more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail
him at
samdunn samdunn.net
* Heartland Amputee Group
meets at noon every second
Thursday (October through
April) at Handicapped
Americans Love of Life
Organization, 112 Medical
Center Ave., Sebring, for a
brown-bag lunch. Beverages
provided. It is open to all lev-
els of amputees, both recent
and experienced, their family
members and friends. For
details, call 385-1196 or e-mail
to hallo@tnn.net.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with.
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets


at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church on Lakeview
Drive in Sebring. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Federated
Republican Women meet
second Thursday at Inn on the
Lakes, Golfview Drive,
Sebring. Social hour and
Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All
Republicans are invited. For
further information. call 453-


* Highlands Lake Volunteer
Fire and Rescue meets 7
p.m., at fire department, 2840
Highlands Blvd., Avon Park,
second and fourth Thursday.
* Highlands County
Corvette Club meets 7:30
p.m. on second Thursday,
Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of
Kenilworth Boulevard and
Lakeview Drive. For more
details, call 471-9829.
* Highlands Little Theatre
Youth Showstoppers meet at
6 p.m. every second Thursday
of the month. Learn what to do
back stage as well as on
stage. All youth between 6
and 18 are invited to attend.
Call 385-2175.
* Highlands Shrine Club on
Rt. 17 has country and blue-
grass music on Thursdays
from 6-8 p.m. until the end of
March. Call 471-2288.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 2 p.m. every
Thursday at Reflections on
Silver Lake community/activi-
ties hall in Avon Park; and at 6
p.m. every Thursday at
Woody's RV Resort club-
house/activities hall in
Sebring. Call 370-0312.
* Lake Placid Chapter 260
Order of The Eastern Star
meets at 7:30 p.m. second
and fourth Thursday at the
Masonic Lodge on Main Street
Sin Lake Placid. No meetings
'from July through September.
For details,,call 465-4345.
* Lake Placid China
Painters Club meets 10 a.m.
on second Thursday at 10
North Main'Ave., Lake Placid
from September through May.
For more details, call 465-
2256.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2-
10 p.m. Happy hour is from 2-
5 p.m. Card ganes are at 6
p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries at 6 p.m. Music provided
from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Noon Rotary
Club meets at noon at Church
of Christ building, corner of
East Magnolia Avenue and
Hibiscus Street.






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IN YOU


* Lake Placid Woodcarvers
meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lorida Teens (TLT), a
newly formed part of the'
Greater Lorida Community
Club, meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday to play softball, vol-
leyball and a variety of other
sports. Teens are encouraged
to come to the community
center.
* Marine Corps League
Cracker Trail Detachment
1004, meets 7 p.m., second
Thursday, at Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 386-0524.
* Mothers of Preschoolers
(MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m.
second and fourth Thursday ,
from May-September at Grace
Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road (second
church on left). For details, call
Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879.
Web site is at www.mops.org.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Take It Easy Group meets at
8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 4-5 p.m. every
Thursday at Ridge Area Arc
Cafeteria, 120 W. College
Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-
ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. Call 414-
3172.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
every Thursday at Wauchula
Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 205 S. 11th Ave.,
Wauchula. No dues, fees or
weigh-ins. Visit
www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details,
call (863) 773-5714.
* Peace of Highlands
County meets at 2 p.m. sec-
ond Thursday at Sebring
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring. A non-profit,
interdenominational organiza-
tion that sponsors programs
promoting peace. For details,
call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-
5522.


* Pine Ridge Promenaders
will be dancing from 7:30-9:30
p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park
recreation hall located 1,000
yards east of U.S: 27 on State'
Road 70. For more details, call
Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-
2481 or 243-9676.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid
Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. For details, call
465-4888.
* Ridge Area Writers meet
at 10 a.m. the second and
fourth Thursday in the confer-
ence room at the Sebring
Public Library. All writers are
welcome. Call 465-5254.
* Sebring Breakfast Lions
Club meets 7 a.m. at D9t's
Restaurant in Sebring Square.
* Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association hosts
Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m.
every Thursday. Business
meeting every second
Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in'
dinner every fourth Thursday
at 6 p.m. Membership is $10
per person. Call 385-2030.
Located at 3240 Grand Prix
Drive. For all residents of
Sebring Country Estates and
Grand Prix Heights subdivi-
sion. Public rentals available
for special events. Call 385-
9109.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves hamburgers and french
fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is
from 6-9 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM
meets 7 p.m., second
Thursday, 1809 Home Ave.,.
Sebring.
* Sebring Moose Lodger
2259 has an officers meeting
at 7 p.m. and general meeting:
at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920.
* Sebring Rhythm Cloggers
dance at 6:30 p.m. at
Highlands Hammock State
Park. Recreation Room in
Sebring. If interested, call 382-
3735 or 382-6973.-
* Sebring Sunrise Rotary
Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring
Elks Club, corner of
Kenilworth Boulevard and
Southeast Lakeview Drive,
Sebring.


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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


Boy Scouts hold chicken dinner sale
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Courtesy photo
Boy Scout Troop 808 served a BBQ chicken dinner at the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation
Expo at the Sebring Airport recently. The Boy Scouts and leaders would like to thank
everyone who purchased food or helped out in any way. The proceeds will be used to pro-
, mote Boy Scouting in the area.

CLUBS NEWS SNAPSHOTS


Garden Club of
Sebring
SEBRING - The Garden
Club of Sebring met Jan. 26
at the Sebring Civic Center
with 36 members and nine
guests present. President
Anita Bargar introduced the
officers and a nice luncheon
of many different salads was
enjoyed by all. After the
luncheon, Mike Waldron of
Delray Nurseries talked.about
drought tolerant plants,
which are established plants
that require little water or no
water for long periods of
time. He stated that a one-
gallon plant will take up to
six months to become estab-
lished, whereas, a three-gal-
lon plant will lake up to 12
months to become an estab-
lished plant. It can take from
six to 12 months per inch in
diameter for a tree to become
established, good examples
are laurel or live oaks and the
bald cypress. Waldron gave
the members some printed
material with information
that included a list of
drought-tolerant plants. Many
questions were asked regard-
ing the frost damage to
plants.
After the program, Anita
Bargar thanked the hostess
chairman, Millie Grimes, and
her committee for the lunch-
eon. The table decorations
were done by Barbara Lilland
and Lucy Wheeler. Pat
LeFiles read the secretary
report; the treasurer's report
was not available. Gloria
Francis stated that member-
ship was growing and was
hopeful that some of the
guests will become new
members. George Smith
reminded everyone that the
annual plant sale would be
Saturday at the Roaring '20s
Festival with set-up to be
done Friday evening. He
reminded everyone to groom
their plants and put the iden-
tification and price on each
plant.
Barbara Edwards has
begun to plan for the upcom-
ing Card Party Luncheon,
March 12. Members were
encouraged to take a flyer
and place it around town so
that everyone can participate.
If you are interested in
attending the card party
luncheon, call 471-9979 or
471-1421 for more informa-
tion. Carol Oleski gave a



Republica


report on the Euphorbia
Brain Cactus of which there
are more than 600 varieties.
Bargar reminded the mem-
bers that the FFGC
Convention will be held April
15-17 at Daytona Beach. This
club will host the District IX
meeting on May 7. The next
board meeting will be at 9
a.m. Feb. 18 at the Sebring
Civic Center, followed by a
District IX planning meeting.
The next regular meeting will
be Monday, Feb. 23 at the
Sebring Civic Center, with a
program on the ecosystem.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING - The Feb. 4
meeting of TOPS EL 487,
Sebring after chair exercises
was called to order with 21
TOPS and 4 KOPS giving the
pledges. Roll call had the
chapter with a net loss of 7.2
pounds. Best Loser was
Norma Holden with a four-
pound loss.
Yes-Yeses this week are:
portion control, eat one small
piece of Valentine candy (not
the whole box), fruit, veg-
gies, water, fiber, exercise
and protein for breakfast.
Carolyn Patterson gave
charms to KOPS Shirley
Hickling for being below
goal for 12 weeks straight;
TOPS Cathy Stull and Joan
Faria for renewing member-
ship at a lower weight.
The Mystery Gift has been
with Margaret Wiley for three
weeks and has only one more
week to win. Judy Phillips
unwrapped the Attendance
Box and found another wrap-
per. Betty Gillett won $2.50
in the 10-cent contest. The
25-cent contest had 15 win-
ners at 40 cents each.
Sue Willey gave the pro-
gram on "Changes." Make
changes for good health and
diet. She handed out sheets
for the members to write
down a change to make this
week and do it again for the
next three weeks.
For more information on
local TOPS call 382-7716 or
314-9485.

TOPS FL 632
SEBRING -Assistant
leader Dorothy Van Howe
called the meeting to order
and the TOPS and KOPS
pledges were said. There
were a total of 49 members
present this week; losses and


gains were very close again
this week. The Best Loser of
the Week was Larue Wilbur.
The report for the month of
January was also presented
and the losses in January
were fantastic. The Best
Loser of the Month was Betty
Snyder. Billie Bean, Jerri
Gage, Barbara Heitzenrater,
Donna Raaf and Betty Snyder
were all recognized for losing
four weeks in a row.
Madolyn Anders, Ervin
Edson, Jo Ann Edson, Betty
Snyder and Ruth Snyder will
each receive an "I Can"
charm for renewing member-
ship at a lower weight than
last year. No-No for the com-
ing week is french fries and
yes-yeses are spinach two
times and fresh fruit every
day.
June Elam presented the
program and told members
the dangers of eating too
much sodium in daily diets,
which can lead to high blood
pressure along with other
health problems. She gave
tips on how to control the
amount of sodium ingested
daily. The two most impor-
tant tips were stop salting
everything eaten and read the
labels on prepared and frozen
foods. Many of then contain
more sodium in one serving
than is allowed daily.
This TOPS Club meets
every Monday at First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine.
Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m.
and the meeting begins at
3:30 p.m. for approximately
one hour. For more informa-
tion, contact Judy O'Boyle at
840-1331.

TOPS FL 733
SEBRING - TOPS FL
733 met at Highlands Ridge
on Feb. 6. The important
topic of discussion was the
open house set for Friday.
The qpen house will start at 8
a.m. and will be at Trish's
Paradise Grille on the South
Course. There will be gift
bags, refreshments, and infor-
mation about TOPS.
This group meets every
Friday, with weigh-ins from
7:15-7:45 a.m. A meeting fol-
lows with fitness and weight
loss awards and a timely pro-
gram. This week's challenge
is to daily complete a calorie
or food chart. For informa-
tion call Leader Carol
Mitchell, 385-8723.


n Party names new officers


Courtesy photo
New officers of the Highlands County Republican Executive Committee were installed last
week. Andy Tuck (from left) was sworn in by Representative Denise Grimsley, Florida
House District 77 as chairman. Other officers include Nadine Tedstone, treasurer; Robert
Garcia, vice chairman; Sandra Fantauzzil, secretary; Joan Hartt, state committeewoman;
and Chuck Oakes, state committeeman. Tuck asked all to mark their calendars for the
upcoming Lincoln Day Dinner on April 16. He also invited all interested to attend the next
Republican meeting on Feb. 26 at Inn on the Lakes. For more information call 402-5456.


Shrine Club installs new officers
*


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Potentate and members
of Egypt's Dwan installed new officers for
the Highlands Shrine Club during their
annual visit. New President Steve Hall pre-
sented (Potentate III sir) Robert Newell a
check in the amount of $7,000 for the
Shriner's Hospital for Children.
Outgoing President Dave Baille present-
ed several awards to nobles for their work
and devotion to the club and Shrinedom.
Noble Mike Byers had spent years in many
capacities. He was instrumental in getting
the club's records computerized, doing
much maintenance, both routine and major.
He has served as club secretary for several
years and now as an officer in line to
become club president.
Noble Mel Dean noted the club was in
need of some electrical maintenance and
other repair. He made the necessary
changes and repair using his own parts and
tools. Dean was presented a framed certifi-
cation of appreciation.
Lady Sissell Hopper, wife of Noble Bob
Hoper, was recognized for her many contri-
butions and readiness to help wherever
there appeared to be need.
Lady Sissell does the monthly club
newsletter, gets it mailed out, works in the
country store, helps decorate the club and
works anywhere else that she can be of
assistance.
Baille said it's nobles and ladies like
these that makes the Highlands club so suc-


Courtesy photo
Noble Mike Byers accepts the 'Noble of
the Year' award from Highlands Shrine
Club from Club President Dave Baille dur-
ing ceremonies at the Shriner's clubhouse
between Sebring and Avon Park.


cessful and enables them to support (he
Shriners Children's Hospital to the extent
that they do.
Incoming club president Steve Hall pre-
sented a check for $9,000 to Egypt Temple
for the children's hospitals the Shriners
operate all over the country.


Courtesy photo
Winners of the Daughters of the American Revolution American History and
Christopher Columbus essay contest were announced recently. From left are Laine
Daum, the Rev. Joyce W. Holmes, Hiram Obregon, Kyle Komisar and Katrinka Howe.

Essay contest winners announced


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Patriots
Chapter Daughters of the
American Revolution had the
pleasure of honoring the
American History and
Christopher Columbus essay
winners at its February meet-
ing. Each essay winner
received a medal, an achieve-
ment certificate and a mone-
tary gift. The chapter mem-
bers, families and educators


present enjoyed listening to
the students as they read the
winning compositions and
received their awards.
Each American History
essay addressed the topic
"The Ideals of the Gettysburg
Address." The Christopher
Columbus topic was "Five
Perils That Challenged
Christopher Columbus."
Patriots Chapter Regent
,The Rev..Joyce W. Holmes


and essay chairperson
Katrinka Howe presented the
awards to the students.
Essay winners are:
American History - sevopth
grade: Laine Austin Daum'of
Lake Placid Christian School;
and eighth. grad-: Hiram
Alexander Obregonr of Lake
Placid Middle Schl.
Chrintopher Columbqs
winner %%as Kyle Komisar of
Sebring High School.


Courtesy photo
Kathee Coughlin (center), American Legion Auxiliary department president, recently vis-
ited the Units of the Ridge. From left are Charlotte Maggard, president No. 74; District
8 President Darlene Watkin; Coughlin; Barry Shaeffer No. 25 president and Midge
Barksdale No. 69 president.

Auxiliary Unit 69 hosts dignitary


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 69 was the host unit for
Department President
Kathee Coughlin's visit to
the Units on the Ridge. The
three Units on the Ridge
- Avon Park 69, Sebring 74
and Lake Placid 25 - came
together to welcome
Coughlin to the area with a


gift as well as a great turn
out of Legion, Sons of the
American Legion and
Auxiliary members from the
three posts.
Midge Barksdale, presi-.
dent of Unit 69, and her
members made a wonderful
brunch for the event with a
red, white and blue theme.
District 8 President Darlene
Watkin introduced all the


dignitaries present and
raved over the fact that
District 8, the largest district
in the state area, was still
holding the second position
in membership and closing
in on the first.
If interested in finding out
more about the Legion akd
its Legion family, call the
local Legion in your area for
details.


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

Engagement


Vytorea Lyne Cluck, of Pappillion, Neb., is engaged to
marry Harley Henry Reynolds of Sebring. Vytorea is the
daughter of Kary and Tamie Cluck, also of Pappillion.
Harley is the son of Jeffrey and Kimberly Grossman, also of
Sebring. The couple plan to wed March 21, 2009.


Alex Rivard
Army Pvt. Alex J. Rivard
has graduated from basic
combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied
the Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill


Military News

and ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot
marches, and field training
exercises.
He is the grandson of
Mickey Rivard of Sebring,
and a 2006 graduate of
Sebring High School.


Anahi Bello
Erica Lemay and LaLo
Bello of Avon Park announce
the bitth of a daughter, Anahi
Emilia Eusebio, at 10:28 p.m.
on Jan. 30, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
SAnahi weighed 7 pounds, 6
ounces and measured 18'2
inches in length.

Jovan Bernier-
Mojica
Katherine Mojica and
Carlos Bernier of Avon Park
announce the birth of a son,
Jovan Antonio, at 8:37 p.m.
on Jan. 29, 2009, at Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Jovan weighed 9 pounds,
11 ounces and measured 23


Birth Announcements

inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Sara Rodriguez and Jose
Mojica of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are
Elba Torres and Carlos
Bernier-Felix of Orlando.

Ellanorah Martin
Julie and Joshua Martin of
Sebring announce the birth of
a daughter,.Ellanorah Rachel,
at 6:37 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2009,
at Highlands Regional
Medical Center, Sebring.
Ellanorah weighed 8
pounds and measured 21
inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
Allen and Joan Evans.
Paternal grandparents are
Larry and Mary Sue Martin.


Engagement


Erin Byrne and Andrew Nitz are engaged to be married.
The bride-elect is a resident of Sebring and is the daughter
of Charles and Renee Byrne of Sebring. The groom-elect is
a resident of Riverview and is the son of David and Donna
Nitz of Sebring. The bride-elect graduated from Sebring
High School in 2003 and the University of Florida in 2007
with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is
employed as a fifth-grade teacher at Woodlawn Elementary
School in Sebring. The groom-elect graduated from Sebring
High School in 2003 and from the University of South
Florida in 2008. He is employed by Automated Controls in
Tampa as an electrical engineer. A wedding is planned for
Aug. 15, 2009.


News-Sun * Wednesday, Februrary 11, 2009


FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS


Sebring
Hills
By Gil Bennett
SEBRING - Bingo will
be on Thursday and every
Thursday during the season.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Snack bar opens at 4 p.m.
and bingo starts at 6 p.m.
Complete books start at $10
and extra sheets.available.
Come on to Sebring Hills
Clubhouse at 200 Lark Ave.
and have some fun. Call 314-
0028.
This Saturday, the Sebring
Hills clubhouse is "The
Place to Be" for a romantic
lights-down-low dance for
$5 per person. Joyce Boivin
will be the entertainer for the
night. The fun is set from 7-
10 p.m. Bring your own bev-
erage.
Rentals are available. Call
314-0028

Sebring
Recreation Club
By Chapman Chamberlin

SEBRING - Wednesday
Afternoon finds eight shuffle-
board teams tryingto capture
first place for this season.
Alley Gators 18 points,'Nifty
Fifties 16, Allstars 15 and
Silver Foxes 15.
Tom Brusha has an in with
a card manufacturer and
thinks he may be able to save
the club some money for the
cards.
Bluegrass Travelers will
be Friday and again March
1,15,29.
The park tournament is
March 5 and it has all 10
teams in place. The excite-
ment at this club is starting to
grow already about this tour-
nament.
March 6-7 finds us knee
deep with a yard sale.
The Amateur doubles finds
Judy Holloway, Carl Wile,
Marion Reynen, Carol Weise
and Larry Weise the only
Sebring Recreation Club
winners. Lorraine Pollock
should be getting tired about
now with all the tournaments.
she has run this year.
Carl Wile cannot be as
mean as we shuffleboard
players think of him, because
his daughter Shelly traveled
all the way from Wisconsin
to surprise her dad for his
birthday.
George Kisel tfild me that
"Zumba" is the best thing
that has happened to the club
so far in 2009. See for your-
self at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday or
Thursday. Or any morning at
the desk you can find the
club schedule, from 9 a.m. to
noon, Monday-Friday.
Bert "Spud" Rohman has
come down to see his family
and shuffle with us again this
year.
Eileen Sullivan was at the
carry-in and also member-
ship, meeting. What a good
start for a new club member,
she has even tried shuffle-
board. Richard Ellison had
five guests from Francis II at
the county tournament in
February. They were getting
ready for the upcoming park
tournament March 5. Winnie
Wells and Betty Rizor both
think that it is too cold for
shuffleboard.
Woodhaven Music Makers
will be at the club for
German Fest, open to the
public Sunday, Feb. 22.
Doors open at 1 p.m. German
food will be served from 2-4
p.m. A freewill offering will
be taken for the band.
Lowell Jones was first in
the pro division; while Don
Rohman was first in the ama-
teur division. John Bushee,
Hamp Hardy, Eva Edwards
and Richard Ellison were a
few of the winners.
All of this can be found at
333 Pomegranate Ave.
(behind the Sebring Police


Department). Call Ed Straub
with your questions at 386-
0245.

Town & Country MHP
By Janet Day

SEBRING - Brrr ... we
hope by the time this article
goes to print, our temps are
back at least in the 70's to
help remind us we are in


sunny Florida. Of course, our
northern families provide lit-
tle sympathy when we say 52
high, but we southerners
know that's darn cool. Plus
these three-day freezing
temps do a job on our plants,
covered or not. We are thank-
ful to be here really.
We were happy to welcome
Tom and Wanda Bogaczyk
back this past week. They
were detained but very happy
to be south. It's also good to
have Gert Annett return for a
longer visit this trip, we trust.
Our best wishes go out to Ann
Purdy, who returned to New
Brunswick for surgery this
week. Harold and Ruth Lee
and the Schnorrs are both
enjoying family visitors.
There were 53 people who
enjoyed the January breakfast
Wendy and crew served.
Can't beat the food, service
or price. We had a wonderful
evening at the Italian Dinner.
Toby mentioned in his
newsletter column, that "no
restaurant in Highlands
County could offer a better
evening of fine dining." I
would, thoroughly agree.
Again, Wendy and her crew
worked out all the details and
came up with authentic
Italian food from beverage to
dessert; music . and decor
were a bonus; entertainment
by Mary Beth Carby and her
cousin Jim-Bob; door prizes,
50-50 drawing and warm fel-
lowship from the group. Hats
off to all involved! A bonus
on the staff's part was donat-
ing large roasters of spaghet-
ti, sauce with meatballs and
sausage to the New
Testament Mission. The
Mission has experienced a
large.increase the past couple
months in those requiring
meals so were most grateful
for the assistance.
Later that week we experi-
enced hundreds of shoppers
visiting the park for our park-
wide garage sale. Everyone
reported great sales and good
visits with the public who, it
seemed, were favorably
impressed with the park.
Know many comments were
made on the tidiness and
appeal of the homes. The
response has been evidenced
this week by several show-
ings by our park. managers.
The weather cooperated and
it was just a great day. Chuck
and I were thankful for the
many who contributed their
leftover items to the
Highlands County Red Cross
garage sale to be Saturday.
Thanks to all.
The Homeowner's
Association meeting was held
Feb. 2 with good attendance.
Systems Marketing represen-
tative Ann shared information
about the upcoming Arcadia
All-Florida Championship
Rodeo. As a result, a group
from the park are planning to
attend in March.
Bill Wyse advised us of the
next area FMO meeting on
Thursday at Buttonwood Bay.
Coffee and doughnuts at 9:30
a.m.; meeting at 10 a.m.
Topic will be Park
Conversion (private owner-
ship to member ownership).
A new innovation by our
social chairperson is a hot
dog/sloppy joe lunch on
Tuesday, 12-1 p.m. Seemed
to prove successful and will
be continuing each Tuesday.
The Monday morning social
hour has a constant following
who enjoy a relaxing coffee
hour 9-10 a.m.
Social Chairperson Wendy
advised us of our February
breakfast Feb. 7. A
Valentine's dinner of steak
and the works will be served
at 5 p.m. Saturday. Seating is
limited to 65.
The Ladies Luncheon out
was Feb. 4 at Caddyshack..
followed by cards at the club-
house. Always a fun time. We
will be doing a second dinner


in February; Skymed'will be
sharing information and a
large ham for our potluck din-
ner on Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. Bring
a dish to pass and learn the
basics of this service, which
we hope no one will ever
need to use.
On Saturday, Jan. 31, sev-
eral from the park drove to
Lake Wales to celebrate the
80th anniversary of Bok


Tower Gardens. The
and camellias were ab
ly gorgeous.
February bir
include: Harold M
Gisela Bukantis, Wo
Betty Probst, Leo B(
Joyce Glassbrook,
Wyse, Georgie K
.Wanda Bogaczyk, R,
Nancy Dubuque. W
these good folks a hap:
Remember the Red
garage sale 7 a.m. to
Saturday. The sale is
the Red Cross parkir
off Medical Way
Highlands Regional.
lovely items are availa
we are still taking doi
Call the Red Cross
386-4440, for pick
information.

Tropical
Harbor
By Mary Ellen Bryan

LAKE PLACID -
go out to Susan Sr
from more than 60 T
Harbor Ladies who
their lunch out on Jar
Michael's Restaura
Spring Lake.
Lowell (Andy), an
Anderson enjoyed a
cruise on Carnival Fr
They stopped at three
plus enjoyed lots of fo
fun. Weather was perf
Thanks go out to Te
Nancy Bishop and D
RuthAnn Walls for
Monday. Coed coffee
2. Thanks go out to
VanDenbergh who e
We enjoyed doughnu
our coffee brought in
hosts.
Thanks go out to tht
committee for a grand
on Jan. 31. Everyone
music by L & L and a
visit from Elvis. Nin
prizes were given and
50/50. Their next dan
be held on Saturday, I
with a country-v
theme. Tickets will bi
able at coffees.
We welcomed Debl
Tony, renters on Beai
Street.
Please wear name
coffees. They can be
from Lena Chapman.
Carol Noel, Su
chairman, announced
a condolence card to
Joan Yando on the pas
her husband, Clarenc
also read a thank yo
from Alice Plate.
We sang Happy B
to Don Gtiiney and
Knoche. We sang
Anniversary to Fran
Ruby Pfeiffer and K
Marilyn Bigham. Tha
out to Virginia Tha
accompanying us o
piano.
Helen Todd is back
you would like to lea
dancing, come on dow
clubhouse on Monda
Friday at 3 p.m.
Dart league contain
the clubhouse on Tues
1 p.m. Come on do\
join the fun.
The next Soup
Sandwich meal will t
on Sunday at 5 p.m.
Peggy Sue Teagu
host the next Ladies


azaleas Out on Tuesday at the Olive
)solute- Garden in Sebring. Please
sign up on the list on the bul-
rthdays letin board.
cKeen, The Tropical Harbor Nu-
o Lee, Hope Ladies will hold their
oisvert, Crazy Card Party .on
Bess Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
.reuser, Tickets can be obtained for a
ay and donation of $3 at coffees.
Tish all Bible study continues at
py day! the clubhouse on Thursdays
I Cross but the time has been changed
1 p.m. to start at 9:45 a.m.
held in Dave Bailie announced the
ng area Computer Club is holding its
behind annual chili dinner and enter-
Many tainment on Thursday, March
ble and 5. Tickets will be available at
nations. coffees.
office, Wendy Hagg announced
up or the Tropical Harbor
Homeowners Association is
planning a traditional St.
Patrick's Day Dinner to be
held at the clubhouse on
S Sunday, March 15. Tickets
will be available at coffees
Thanks for a donation of $6.
purlock Tuesday Ladies coffee was
'ropical emceed by Marilyn Cromer.
enjoyed Coffee was made by Eunice,
i. 20 at Brown. There were 19
int at Tropical Harbor Ladies pres-
ent. We welcomed new resi-
id Rita dent Paula Bannister on
six-day Austin Drive from Rochester,
reedQm. N.Y. Carol Noel gave the
islands Sunshine report with a care
)od and card to sign for Harriet
ect. Emond and the condolence
rry and card for the passing of
on and Clarence Yando. Sherry
hosting White has agreed to chair the
on Feb. Memorial Committee while
Donna she is here and Bonnie Allen
mceed. will chair it during the sum-
ts with mer months. Everyone agreed
by our to help them if a memorial
luncheon is needed. The next
e dance carry-in dinner will be held
id time on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6
enjoyed p.m.
surprise The Illinois, Indiana, Iowa
ae door and Missouri Day will be
$140 in held on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 5
ice will p.m. A pork loin dinner is
Feb. 28 planned and tickets can be
western obtained for a donation of $6
e avail- at coffees.
If you are able to volunteer
bie and two hours on a Saturday
regard morning to help the residents
of the Lake Placid Health
tags at Care Center play Bingo,
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SEBRING - The Golden
Seniors met Feb. 5 at Dot's
Restaurant with five tables
for bridge.
The winners were: First
place, Alice Brown; second
place, Annie Fridol; and third
place, Randy Huber.
Call Charles Terry at 840-
9181.

Woodhaven Estates
SEBRING - Here are the
bridge scores for Woodhaven
Estates, Bridge players:
Party Bridge - First place,
John Alliston; and second
place, Laurie LaBerge.
Duplicate Bridge - First
place, Laurie LaBerge and
Jeanne Sisson, second place,
Eric and Sandra Wickstrom;
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Engagement


Mr. and Mrs. Abner and Susan Pineda of Avon Park
announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Sofia, to
Colter Brown, the son of Allen and Cindy Brown of Lander,
Wyo. The wedding will take place in Wyoming on March 7,
2009.


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GRID-IRONY
ACROSS
1 To-do
5 Symptoms for a car
mechanic
9 Some
15 Big shots?
20 Decorated in ceramic,
say
22 1980s hit-makers
with a geographical
name
23 Hispanic "Sesame
Street" character
24 Cousin of an aster
25 Holden's little brother
in "The Catcher in the
Rye"
26 Fire
27 Liquefied
28 Agreeing (with)
29 Fully constituted, as a
session of Congress
31 Cool
33 Airline for Lucille?
35 Envoy
36 Locales for some
paintings
38 Name repeated in
Woody Allen's " and

39 Epoch
40 Corned beef stains?
43 Competitor of
Chambers, for short
44 "5440'. or fight" can-
didate
48 Alternative to cable
49 Home of the War in
the Pacific National
Historic Park
50 dixit
53 Unwrap impatiently
55 Subject for Hume
58 The Globe and others
61 Feudal superior
62 Caution when boiling
a 60-Down?
65 Dwindle
66 Like movies and
hotels
67 _ the Great, leader
of 1462-1505
68 Inattention
70 Have _ with
71 Two tablets, say
73 Punch
76 "Bleah!"
77 Not quite right
80 Swear words?
81 Setting for the
answers to the 10 itali-
cized clues
85 Natural do
86 Go for the bronze?
87 Tick (off)


88 Present opener?
89 Godfather's voice,
maybe
90 Come from
91 Tycoons, slangily
94 Mech.
96 Hollywood figure
97 Some golf fund-rais-
ers
100 Chaperon's job?
105 Proto-seed
106 Might
107 They put on shows
108 "I think we should
say no"
110 Score before win-
ning a game, maybe
111 5 for B or 6 for C
112 Something to con-
tribute to, for short
115 European tongue
116 It may be tapped
118 Tersely edited epi-
logues?
122 Roman power
123 Avon and others
127 Agronomists' sam-
ples
128 Museum supporters
130 Where everyone
wears beige?
134 Kind of sequencing
135 "Great
Expectations" girl
136 "No go"
137 Some of the knights
in Wagner's
"Tannhauser"
139 the boards
(acted)
141 Word sung twice
before "to you and you
and you"
142 Dish name
143 It borders France
144 "Holy cow!"
145 1983 Streisand role
146 "Kenilworth" author
147 Packing a punch
148 Flout
149 Pause

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2 Boat steerers
3 Rolling past a stop
sign?
4 Spain's Isabel I, e.g.
5 Vague, as a recollec-
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7 Hall-of-Fame forward
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14 Lovers
15 Daily meals
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17 First pope called "the
Great"
18 and Wear
(English county)
19 Sibyl
21 Its stroke is "as a
lover's pinch, which
hurts, and is desired,"
per Cleopatra
30 "An American Life"
autobiographer
32 se
34 "You " (1982
Eddie Rabbitt hit)
36 Castigate
37 Mogul negotiator
41 Takei's "Star Trek"
role
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47 Had down pat
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58 Old "Up, up and
away" sloganeer
59 Cab's ancestor
60 See 62-Across
62 Quality
63 Country singer
Jackson
64 "Did I _ "
65 Sum up
69 They close at night
71 1993 triple-platinum
Frank Sinatra album
72 The U.A.E. is in it
74 Totally dominate
75 Lawyer's need
77 "That dress makes
you look fat," e.g.?
78 F, monetarily
79 F, musically.
81 Anther's place
82 Pushed (around)
83 .Spur
84 Talks through a film
90 Golden _
91 Onset of a lie?
92 Just right
93 Scarlett's true love
95 Ultimate
96 It may come after you
97 Barber's emblem
98 KOA campground
user


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101 Pique
102 Flavius's fire
103 Eero Saarinen, by
birth
104 Diminishes bit by bit
106 Boot option
109 Member of the mal-
low family
111 How U.S. senators
are elected
113 Small creeks
114 Onslaught
117 Site of many an out--
door wedding
119 "My !"
120 Suggested
121 Asian appetizer
124 "Have some!"
125 London Parliament
series painter
126 Noise at night
129 Meal in Nisan
130 Barely defeats
131 Board member
132 A law itself
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Valentine's Day tips for every heart


This Valentine's Day, no matter
where you are - on the fence, fizzling
out, stuck on the surface or alone - I
have practical tips for you.
Are you trying to decide if he (or
she) is not that into you? Before you
break the bank or take time off from
work to try harder, he's probably not
that into you if:
1. He's not that into himself. And
you can tell how into himself he is by
how well he knows himself - not how
arrogant he is.
2. He doesn't know who you are -
not what you do for a living or a list of
facts, but what's important to you, what
you stand for, what you're passionate
about.
3. He doesn't respect you for who
you are.
4. He's more interested in what you
do together than just spending time
together.
5. He talks to you but doesn't listen
to you or listens to you but doesn't talk
to you.
6. He doesn't introduce you to his
family and friends or take you to his
office party.
7. He spends money freely on him-
self but skimps on you.
8. He doesn't respond (out of desire,
rather than obligation) when you need
help.
9. He wants to have sex with you but
doesn't want to sleep with you.
10. He uses you to feed his ego,
secure his position or appease his fami-
ly.
Note: If you think you are that into
somebody and, based on the above,
you're not showing it, ask yourself
why? Be honest with yourself, and act
on what you learn.


Want to
enliven your
sexuality?
1. Bag what seems
frumpy, and give it
4 to charity.
2. Exercise to
increase stamina,
Inside blood flow to the
Relationships genitals and satisfac-
Jan Denise tion when you look
in the mirror.
3. Tickle and tease each other; run,
play, and fall down.
4. Let go of rules, loosen up, and
explore. Ask candid questions about
what's arousing - when and why and
where - and answer them.
5. You don't have to plan sex, but
allow time (more than you think you
need) for it to happen when you're not
exhausted or preoccupied.
6. Stimulate your senses with an
erotic movie, a bath, lingerie or a pic-
nic under the stars.

Want to reconnect and feel
more intimacy?
1. Turn off the phones, computers
and TVs. Turn down the lights, and be
present with each other.
2. Go for a walk in the woods or on
the beach. Get to know each other all
over again and reconnect.
3. Do together what you'd normally
do alone.
4. Spend less time growing intimacy
with other people, and opt to spend
more time with each other.
5. Schedule things you both enjoy
that also allow you to spend quality
time together (hiking, star gazing, din-


ner, reading poetry out loud, an art
walk) - and make doing them a priori-
ty.
6. Try limiting a conversation to
feelings about your relationship - no
weather, no kids, no politics. And say
what you're afraid to say!

Not in a relationship and
want to be?
1. Meet yourself, as if for the first
time.
2. Go through the motions of a dia-
logue with yourself and form an
impression of you, the way somebody
else would in the process of getting to
know you.
3. Repeat one and two until you're
more comfortable in your own skin,
with fewer reasons to be guarded (just
looking at them helps to invalidate
them).
4. Now, talk to yourself about what
you like and don't like about your life,
where you are and where you want to
be.
5. Make a list of what you can do
about it, and forgive yourself for not
having done it sooner.
6. Do what you can - this is enough
to make you feel very good about your-
self - and while you're glowing,
you'll meet somebody wonderful you
can grow with.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Jan Denise is a columnist, author of the just
released "Innately Good: Dispelling the Myth,
That You're Not" and "Naked Relationships,"
speaker and consultant based in Mclntosh,
Fla. Please e-mail her at jandenise@nake-
drelationships.com, or visit her website at
www.nakedrelationships.com.


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combat rumor mill


with the truth


Dear Abby: I have tried
to have cordial relations with
my neighbors, but do not
have particularly close
friendships with any of
them.
A little over a year ago, a
young man started coming to
my home on a regular basis
whenever my wife was out
of town. After a while, he
began spending the night
with me when she was away.
Evidently, some of my
neighbors noticed these vis-
its and started gossiping
about it, spreading the rumor
that I am gay and that this
young guy is my lover. More
recently, however, he has
spent the night when my
wife is present, so now my-
neighbors think something
kinky is going on.
At times I am puzzled by
this. At other times I am
angry at their arrogance and
gall. The explanation is sim-
ple: The young man is my
son from a previous relation-
ship. Because we were pre-
vented from having contact
when he was a child, we are
now trying to establish a
relationship - and we are
making progress. My wife
and other children have been
wonderfully supportive in all
this.
I really don't want to tell
my neighbors what's going
on because it will inevitably
lead to a disclosure of some
things that are really none of
their business. But I am
troubled by the rumor that I
have a young male lover.
What do you think I should
do?
- I'm His Dad in Virginia
Dear Dad: If you don't
want to let your neighbors
know the truth, then you will
have to tolerate the fact that
they have active imagina-
tions and have drawn their
own (mistaken) conclusions.
If I were in your shoes, how-
ever, I think I'd come "out
of the closet" on the paterni-
ty issue and put the gossip to
rest by having your wife
introduce your son around as
exactly who he is.

Dear Abby: I started
working in a medical office
a year ago. I handle the
financial end of the practice
and, because of that, I have a
-private office. I have six co-
workers who assume that I
am antisocial because I stay
in my office most of the
time.
When I come out to
socialize, they ignore me and
have given me unpleasant
vibes. I tried recently to
transfer to another medical
office, but my boss counter-
offered so that I would stay.
Out of loyalty to him, I
stayed.
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ting in my office all day
without anyone saying a
word to me. What can I do
to feel more accepted?
- Excluded in Alabama
Dear Excluded: Try a lit-
tle harder to integrate into
the group by bringing some
treats to the office for "the
gang" and offering to share,
or inviting them all out to
lunch.
However, if that doesn't
melt some ice, have a talk
with the office manager
because you have described
a hostile work environment.
If you are the office manag-
er, then let the doctor know
what's going on. There are
steps your boss can take to
rectify the situation. And if
it doesn't happen, take the
other job and let the doctor
know why.

Dear Abby: My husband
and I are having a "debate,"
and I hope you can help.
When dining out in a restau-
rant, is it proper etiquette to
ask for a taste from another
person's plate?
- What's Mine Is:
Mine in Maine:
Dear W.M.I.M.: I have
never heard of any rule of
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F or most home cooks, the biggest
surprise of all
is that Chinese cooking can be both
fun and easy The secret is to start
with foolproof recipes and high-quality,
authentic sauces that do most of the heavy
lifting tor you
And the good new s is, they're no further
away than the A sian section of your super-
market, where you'll find all kinds of ready-
to-use Kikkoman sauces. In addition to the
traditional flavors of teriyaki, sweet and
sour and soy sauce, try some of the more
exotic options such as the citrus-spiked soy
sauce know n as Ponzu. They're all made
right here in the United States with North
American ingredients, expertly blended and
balanced for authentic Asian flavor.
Symbols Made Simple
From ihe decor and color scheme to the food,
Chinese New Year is rich in beautiful sym-
bols. If you're got a round table, this is the
time to use it, because it is a sign of whole-
ness. Decorate it w ith red and gold accents to
represent good luck and prosperity.
Noodles - in dishes such as Wonton Soup
and silky Sesarne Ginger Noodles - stand
for long% ity. Roasted Duck is a traditional
New Year faaonte. its golden color symboliz-
ing good fortune for the year ahead. And
Steamed Fish is a centuries-old sign.of abun-
dance.
Round Out the Menu
Supplement the meal with other symbolic
foods, such as:
0 store-bought pot stickers or spring rolls (said
to bring prosperity because they resemble
gold ingots)
E a bowl of tangerines or oranges (their
Chinese names sound like the words for
"luck" and "wealth")
f tbrrune cookies to go with dessert - you
can even insert your own customized for-
tunes for the year ahead.


Easy Chinese Roast Duck
Makes 4 servings
I (4 to 5-pound) fresh or thawed duck-
ling, quartered
3 tablespoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
I tablespoon fi e-spicepowder*
I tablespoon powdered ginger
I teaspoon ground pepper
Heat o\en to 350"F. Rinse duckling; drain and pat
dry. Discard excess fat: pierce skin thoroughly
with fork. Combine soy sauce, sherry, five-spice,
ginger and pepper in large bowl.Add duckling;
rub w ith mixture and let stand 30 minutes.
Place on rack in shallow roasting pan, skin side
up. Roast I hour and 10 minutes. Remove from
S oen: drain off pan drippings. Turn oven tempera-
Did You Know? ture to broil and raise o'en rack 4 to 5 inches
The term "Waonton" from heat source. Broil duckling 2 to 3 minutes or
comes Irom the until skin is crisp.
Chinese phrase swal- 'If f~e-_spice powder is not available, combine 1
lowing clouds. teaspoon crushed fennel seed, 1/2 teaspoon
crushed anise seed.and i 2 teaspoon each ground
cinnamon. closes and ginger.


I teaspoon drs sherr.
I teaspoon Asian sesame oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Arrange fish on heatproof plate that
fits in bamboo steamer or on wire rack
placed in large skillet with cover.
Sprinkle ginger and green onions
evenly over fish.
Combine soy sauce, sherry and
sesame oil in small bowl. Pour enough
water into wok or skillet to come
about 1 inch below steamer or rack;
bring to boil. Place plate in steamer or
on rack. Cover and steam 2 to 3 min-
utes, or until fish flakes easily when
tested with fork. Drain off liquid from
plate; keep fish warm.
Heat vegetable oil in small saucepan
until very hot; drizzle evenly over fish.
Immediately top with soy sauce mix.


-1 I/4 pound lean ground pork
S2 ounces medium raw shrimp.
peeled, deeined
and minced
Sesame-Ginger Noodles , 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil 2 tablespoons minced green
Sg 1 tablespoon toasted sesame onions and tops
Makes 4 servings seeds 4 teaspoons Kikkoman Soy
1 pound uncooked fresh ndl a d Sauce, divided
Chinese-style thin egg noodles, Cook noodles according to package 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
spaghetti, vermicelli or linguine directions, omitting salt; drain, rinse 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce under cold water and drain thoroughly. 24 wonton wrappers
2 tablespoons distilled white Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, 3 (14-ounce) cans chicken
vinegar sugar, cornstarch and water. Heat veg- broth
1 tablespoon grated fresh gin- table oil in hot wok or large skillet 1/4 cup dry sherry
1 tablspoon ratedfover in-ig-t, neat.- A AAree-ononsAnu.


ger
1
1
1/2
2
3/4
tops


tablespoon sugar
teaspoon cornstarch
cup water
tablespoons vegetable oil
cup sliced green onions and


over hngn neat. Add green onions and
stir-fry 10 seconds. Add soy sauce
mixture; cook, stirring, until sauce
comes to a boil. Add noodles; cook,
stirring, 1 minute or until sauce returns
to boil and noodles are evenly coated
with sauce. Remove from heat. Add


1/2 pound bok choy
2 tablespoons chopped green
onions and tops
1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
Combine pork, shrimp, minced green
onions, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, corn-
starch and ginger in medium bowl;


mix well
Arrange several wonton wrappers
on clean surface; cover remaining
w rappers to prevent drying out. Place
I teaspoon pork mixture in center of
each wrapper. Fold wrapper over fill-
ing to form a tangle. Gently fold cen-
ter point down and moisten left corer
with w after. TV ist and overlap opposite
comer over moistened comer; press
firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining
pork mixture and wrappers.
Bring 4 cups water to boil in large
saucepan. Add wontons. Simmer 3
minutes; remove with slotted spoon.
Discard water; pour broth and sherry
into same saucepan. Cut bok choy
crosswise into 1/2-inch slices, separat-
ing stems from leaves. Add stems to
broth mixture; bring to boil.
Add wontons; simmer 1 minute.
Add bok choy leaves and chopped
green onions; simmer 1 minute longer.
Remove from heat; stir in remaining 2
teaspoons soy sauce and sesame oil.
Serve immediately.


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