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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
Alternate title: News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun
Place of Publication: Sebring, Fla
Creation Date: February 15, 2009
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
regular
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each days's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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More questions about court recordings


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Concerned that the
confidentiality with his attorney may
have been breached by the 10th
Judicial Circuit Court's "backup"
audio recordings, Preston H. Colby of
Florida Public Safety recently began
his own investigation using public
records to determine exactly what
was recorded in the courtrooms in
Highlands County.
Colby was in court in 2008 press-
ing a civil suit, and thinks that his


conversations were recorded without
his permission.
"If there are recordings, then they
are public record, and I need to know
why they feel that the Florida
Constitution can be ignored," Colby
said.
Part of Colby's concern is over the
fact that most public record
viewed by anyone who
them, and that what he sa!
attorney in private should nc
of the public record.


Colby started the investigation into
records involving him when he con-
tacted Chief Administrator Nick
Sudzina via e-mail requesting the
recordings for dates and times that
involve him personally.
In the first e-mail directed to
Colby, Sudzina states he is going
through the CDs in order to honor
Colby's request, but that he may need
to, redact information before turning
the recordings over.
"I am in the process of reviewing


the transmissions captured on the
court CD's from the hearings in
Judge (Olin) Shinholser's hearing
room described in your e-mail for the
dates of May 2, 2008, May 5, 2008,
May 14, 2008 and May 15, 2008.
Since the court was the backup court
reporter in the civil hearings heard
with Judge Shinholser, there may be
recordings of conversations that are
exempt from public disclosure. I will
notify you when this review has been
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Funding down, but enrollment

going up as economy worsens


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christropher.tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK - With state budget
shortfalls increasing generally, resulting
in specific cutbacks in educational spend-
ing, schools at every level are having to
make tough decisions.
South Florida Community College is no
exception. It has been adapting to the bad
news since 2007, when the Florida
Legislature sent out the first warnings of
upcoming trouble.
Glenn Little, vice-president for admin-
istrative services, said the college had just
received word Friday from the Florida
Legislature to expect another 2 percent
reduction in funding when it convenes this
March. This is on top of of continuous
reductions over two years.


Building For The Future
Summer will be full of
construction at SFCC
PAGE 8A

The News-Sun interviewed SFCC
President Dr. Norman Stephens Thursday,
and talked about the college's position.
Two things became clear: The college
has, with help, anticipated the evolving
economic situation and worked conscious-
ly to adapt to it; and the college, through
the voice of Stephens, is passionately ded-
icated to keeping its doors open.
"We're just fine," is what Stephens said.

Continued on page 8A.


ISte
Stephens


Stimulus
would
help
college
students


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley'@newssun .om
AVON PARK - After
returning from Washington
D.C. where he attended a con-
ference of community college
trustees, SFCC President Dr.
Norman Stephens said there
are five components in the
stimulus bill with a direct
potential for colleges and their
students:
* An increase in the maxi-
mum Pell Grant - going from
Continued on page 8A


Sebring High School art fundraiser

about more than just pottery


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - With the
help of the community,
Sebring High School art stu-
dents hope to raise $5,000
through Thursday's "Soup up
the Arts" program.
The money they raise will
be donated to the family of
14-month-old Branson
Thayer to help with his med-
ical bills, and also to college
scholarships for art students.
The event will be in the


Sebring High School cafete-
ria from 4-7 p.m. and is open
to the public. Tickets are $10.
"Come in, grab a bowl to
keep, and we actually have a
full dinner; soup, bread,
desert and drink," said SHS
art teacher Steve Van Dam.
Food is coming from "a
million different places,"
said SHS art club president
Emily Hendges, a junior.
Donors include individu-
als, local eateries such as
Dee's, Mae Lee's, Chicanes


and the Blue Crab, and all the
way up to larger chain restau-
rants like Outback, Red
Lobster and Village Inn.
"There has been a lot of
help from the community
even at this time," Hendges
said.
Now in its seventh year,
the program is about more
than just pottery - although
that plays a huge role, as seen
in the more than 600 hours
Continued on page 8A


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
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Steve VanDam's classroom Friday in preparation for 'Soup
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Four-day

week would

be only 'last

resort' for

local schools
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@ newssun.com
SEBRING - A Tallahassee
lawmaker proposed legisla-
tion last week that could grant
individual school districts the
flexibility to offer four-day
school weeks.
Presently the law mandates
900 hours of instruction time
and 180 school days.
"If you don't extend the
school year, yout will. go fur-
ther into the summer to get the
900 hours," said Mike Averyt,
assistant superintendent of
business operations for .the
Highlands County School
District. "Or you can make
the day longer and make up
the 900 hours that way."
Averyt said taking either
Monday. or Friday off of the
school calendar would hurt
the lower-paid workers the
most, including bus drivers,
custodians and cafeteria
employees.
"They would be cut 20 per-
cent of their salary," he said.
"That's a tremendous finan-
cial burden for them."
School Board member J.
Ned Hancock called the
Tallahassee suggestion "a
very shortsighted proposal."
"The savings would be, the-
oretically, some in utility
costs, your custodial budget,
your bus driver as well as
busses," he said. "We would
save a little bit of money, but
would we be able accomplish
what our goal is?"
The goal - education -
would be affected by keeping
students in the classroom
Continued on page 8A


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Natasha Rodriguez, from left, Jimmy Guevara, Zachary McKinney, Javell Fleurival study together Friday morning at
South Florida Community College in Avon Park. Rodriguez said 'When the economy is down, it motivates people to get
an education.'


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File photo
SDon Elwell checks the spot where the ticker lands for
:another winning ticket while organizer Lisa Celentano
:(right) watches with enthusiasm. The Hairpin Spin has
-become a huge success in its young four years of exis-
tence and has raised thousands of dollars for the area
,charities. Sponsors are still being taken for this year's
event, but Friday is the final day to get on board.

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S.Spin set for 4th run

TUFFLEY more participants.
,christopher.r uffley@newssun.com "I knew that if I could get
SEBRING - It is almost more to care it would in turn
that time of year when the generate more sponsorship
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' -:d the roaring sounds of more charities," she said.
fhinely tuned engines fill the Celetano's organizing
:-air. In other words, here committee also spent time
.-comes the 57th Annual 12 collecting top quality prizes
-Hours of Sebring. from local sponsors.
But before the race comes For example, this year
another almost as exciting three vacation trips are in
event - the Fourth Annual play, one to Montana, anoth-
-Hairpin Spin, which will er to the Bahamas, and a
:t4ke place from 12-2 p.m. three-day, two-night hunting
,-Wednesday, March 18, kick- excursion. The grand prize is

Sebring. It willbe held at the said is valued in the thou-
ndour Points by Sheraton - sands of dollars.
C:ohateau Elan. An individual Celetano explained that
:must be 21 or older to attend. the concept of the Hairpin
SFirst begun in 2006, the Spin is simple. Numbered
-Hairpin Spin is a major pokre chips match tickets.
f undraiser, that provides The chip, is put into the
money for four local non- desired prize's basket and
:. profit agencies: The the player keeps the ticket.
Highlands Art League "One at a time we place
scholarship p Program; the the basket full of chips on
-hildren's Services the wheel and have race
WedFoundation's Safe House; drivers, race queens, and
the Highlands County local celebrities spin the
humanee Society; and the wheel. If the ticker lands on
'Sebring Sportscar Hall of your poker chip, you win'
:Fame Museum. that prize," she said.
u. According to Lisa The event proved popular
-:Celetano, who is credited immediately. In 2008, it
.-with inventing the Hairpin raised $22,000 and after
oSpin, the Raceway had expenses $4,000 was sent to
-always looked for ways to four chosen charities ts.
raise money for charity. d A person gets in the door
'rAn annual fashion show, paying $25 for the buffet, the
'however, only produced wine, the fun, and the chance
light results, tcaly teo win big. Poker chips sell
-less than $2,000. 10 for $25.
Celetano approached Tres Celetano said there is still
oStephenson, Sebring time to become a sponsor for
internationall Raceway presi- the event.
dent, with an entirely differ- "It's a win-win situation,"
-ent idea - create a casino- she said, "since local busi-
,,themed luncheon with a nesses get great coverage
.uge roulette wheel and the and the money they donate is
S opportunity to spin win 100 percent deductible.
prizes; add world famous Plus," she added, "they get a
-h rivers to help spin the fantastic race packagewith
wheel and sign autographs, any sponsorship."
she said, to make it even The last day to sign on as
isore exciting; and then a sponsor is Friday. Call
Include an all-you-can-eat Celetano at 386-0505 or e-
,'owbuffet with wine and gour- mail her at hairspin@
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Crowds up, spending down at Roaring '20si


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Crowds on the Circle in
Sebring were treated to shopping, food
and roaming entertainment Saturday
morning as the annual Roaring '20s
Festival got under way.
"I personally think the crowds are up
ovei last year," said Pete Pollard,
Director -o f. .r tJhe Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
Pollard has helped organize the event
since 1983, and thinks that this year has
been the busiest in a few years,
The CRA created the event, according
to Pollard, but works closely with the
Sebring Merchants Association.
"There is always a steady stream
around the Circle, but this year it seems
to be thicker. We have about 95 vendors
this year, (and) that number is down
because of the economy. Several of our
regulars said they, were staying a little
closer to home this year because of eco-
nomic issues," Pollard said.'
Vendors at the event were also happy
with the crowds, but still a little con-
cerned about the spending.
Susan Vichael. o'iner of the Beyond
the Bottle booth, affirmed that assump-
tion.
"I am new to the craft circuit around
here, but if I had to pay a mortgage, it
would be pretty 'rough," Michael said.
"The crowd is big, but no one seems to
be buying a lot just yet," she added.
Michael creates unique cut bottle wind
chimes and art work.
According. to Michael Adding, stained
glass work with the standard wine bottle
gives is a one-of-a-kind look that really
plays with the light.
Crazy Daisy vendor Arpad Adelmann
also reflected the same sentiment.
"The crowds are here. but there does-
n't seem to be the bu ing power like the


Gov. Crist: S
Asociaiedl Press
ST. PETERSBURG -
Gov. Charlie Crist said
Friday the federal stimulus
bill will bring tens of thou-
sands of jobs to Florida and
hopefully plug holes in the
state budget.
Of the estimated $10 bil-
lion Florida ,Will receive,
about $1.3 billion is expect-
ed to go toward local and
state transportation prloects.
Crist said. He said for ever\
$1 billion spent on trans-
portation, 28,000 jobs are,
created. - :, .
"It's all about jobs, jobs,
jobs," Crist said at a news
conference. .
The $787 billion stimulus
bill passed by the U.S.
Senate Friday night requires
states to spend at least as
much of their own money on
public schools this year as
they did in 2006. Florida is I
currently spending $8.5 bil-�'-
lion in state dollars on public
schools, about $1.3 billion
less than it did in the 2006-
2007 budget year.
Total student spending,
including state and state
funds, though, is up.


News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS
Arpad Adelmann, of Punta Gorda, talks'!
about his Crazy Daisy sprinklers
Saturday in downtown,Sebring. Girl
Scouts Mariah Brewington, 11, and
Savannah Garrison, 11, sell cookies
Saturday during the festival. According
to Diane Brewington, cookie sales were
up this year compared to last year.


last couple of years. But the day is still
young," Adelmann said.
Originally from Hungary, Adelmann
said that his father Adam came up with
the idea for the Crazy Daisy, a two-foot-
tall, multi-colored .flower that whips
around randomly providing hours of fun
while watering the yard.
Adelmann, from' the Puna Gorda area.,
is now traveling with his wife Laurie
after closing their retail store because of
the economy.
Together they help raise funds for norn-
profit organizations.
Bu, even in these tough times, Tag-A-
Longs and the. Girl Scouts of Troop 804


of Sebring are doing their best to stimu-
late the economy.
Holding a sign that read "Girl Scout
Cookie Detour" in the thick of the crowd,
Diane Brewington. a local cookie manag-
:r, said, that sales were actually up over
last year. - , .
."We are surprised' as we' watch the
sales go on. Sales are up. but we didn't
think they were going toQbe.
"'We. aciiall\ had ladies calling before
this 'weekend wanting to place initial
orders to brir'g today," Brewington said..


Stimulus bill will bring jobs, funds:

Crist said the state would outline requirements 'ifor an perfect." Crist said. "But I
immediately apply for a exemption in detail. ' :' -also understand that I'vd
waiver, and expects to The governor has fielded probably never seen a perfect
receive it. .criticism from Republicans piece of legislation in my
In a separate news confer- who contend the plan is filled life."


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Temporary road
closure planned
SSEBRING - Be advised
:ihat' beginning at 7 p.m.
:Mon'day and tentatively end-
jing at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the
-ailroad crossing will be
:closed on Arbuckle Creek
:'Road between Martin Luther
:King Jr. and State Road 17.'

::.Correction
The fire department that
.^tinguished the vehicle fire
following a head-on collision
:-6n State Road 70 at Placid
:'-ake Boulevard on Feb. 7
: as 'the Placid Lakes Fire
:Department. The incorrect
-department was credited in
'Wednesday's News-Sun.
:.Clarification
'; While the Tanglewood
community raised $49,000 in
:2008, Tom DiGrazia wants
:people to know the Sebring
.jRelay for Life actually
raised twice as much that
;year. He also wants people to
ocnow Tanglewood, while
helped by the Relay for Life
organization, actually raises
ts funds for cancer research,
o the money they raise goes
directly to the American
ancer Society, not to Relay
lor Life.


Health Awareness Clinics is providing therapists to administer weight loss and stop
smoking, group hypnotic therapy.
For many people, this therapy reduces 2 to 3 clothing sizes and/or stops smoking.
Funding for this project comes from public donations.
Anyone who wants treatment will receive professional hypnotherapy free from charge.
An appointment is not necessary, sign in and immediately receive treatment.
Health Awareness Clinics is a non-profit organization. They rely on donations to make
treatment available to those in need. A modest $5 donation when signing in is appreciated.
Only one 2-hour session is needed for desirable results.
Sign in 30 minutes early. All meetings begin at 7:30pm.
HealthAwarenessClinics.ora * (231) 288-5941


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concerns about delivery or subscription payments should call the circu-
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We strive to provide the best customer service in all facets of our
operation. Those who are unable to resolve their problems through the
usual channels are invited to call my office directly.

Clarrisa Williams, Publisher
863-385-6155, ext. 515


MON. FEB 23, 7:30 PM
FROSTPROOF Care Center
17 Scenic Hwy S

WED. FEB'25, 7:30 PM
WAUCHULA Elks Lodge
318 W. Main Street


TUE. FEB 24, 7:30 PM
FT. MEADE Community Center
10 S. W. 3rd Street

THU. FEB 26, 7:30 PM
SEBRING Quality Inn
6525 US Hwy 27 N.


FRI. FEB 27, 7:30 PM
AVON PARK Community Center
310 W. Main Street


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Sunday, February 15, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL

Health care reform didn't meet expectations


The federal economic stimulus plan could bring
Florida more than $4 billion in additional
Medicaid funding - welcome news in a state
where 3.6 million people lack health insurance and
680,000 might qualify for expanded services through
Medicaid.


The federal economic stimulus plan
could bring Florida more than $4 bil-
lion in additional Medicaid funding -
welcome news in a state where 3.6 mil-
lion people lack health insurance and
680,000 might qualify for expanded
services through Medicaid.
But Florida officials can't justify
spending the money recklessly, or
wasting it on pet projects that haven't
worked. That means stepping back
from the state's failed plan to "reform"
Medicaid by forcing participants into
private, for-profit plans.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush wanted to
jump into Medicaid reform feet-first.
The Legislature was more cautious,
authorizing pilot programs in five
counties including Broward and Duval.
Medicaid recipients in those counties
were told to choose from several com-
peting private plans, offering different
levels of insurance for medical treat-
ment, dental care and prescription
drugs. Unlike traditiorial Medicaid
recipients, participants in the reform
project faced varying limits on what
would be covered.


The goal was to save money. But the
savings never materialized. By most
accounts, Florida's traditional
Medicaid program is well-run, with
low overhead and high rates of satis-
faction among participants. Adding a
profit margin into that cost seemed
likely, from the outset, to inflate the
state's bottom-line cost, and decrease
the quality of overall care.
Concerns were on-target. Last year,
Georgetown University's Health Policy
Institute - which has followed
Florida's Medicaid experiment from
the beginning - surveyed 210 doctors
employed by health-maintenance
organizations under contract for the
reform projects. Two-thirds said they
had trouble obtaining needed care for
their patients. At the same time, doc-
tors were terminating their contracts
with the corporations contracted to
provide Medicaid services. Four of the
companies originally contracted have
dropped out - including Wellcare, the
state's largest private Medicaid
provider, which announced it would be
dropping contracts for two subsidiaries


in Broward and Duval counties. The
company cited "recent budget cuts" as
a motive for dropping out; it's worth
noting that WellCare is also being
investigated by federal officials who
suspect the company of more than $35
million worth of fraud in its traditional
Medicaid plans.
This isn't an attempt to reform
Medicaid but to restrict its benefits and
redefine success downward. Yet
Agency for Healthcare Administration
Secretary Holly Benson seems deter-
mined to push forward. In her budget
request, she's asking for $6.7 million
to extend the program to most of the
Panhandle counties as well as Miami-
Dade and Monroe.
Lawmakers should respond with a
resounding "no" and end this failed
experiment. The money wasted on
reform can be better spent on other pri-
orities, such as expanded health care
for children in low-income families.
Florida lawmakers shouldn't treat
the federal stimulus money like pen-
nies from heaven,-available to fund pet
projects driven by ideology. All tax-
payers - even those Who never expect
to rely on Medicaid - have a stake in
knowing that tax money to provide
health care for those who need it is
being spent efficiently.

An editorial from the Daytona Beach News-
Journal.


TODAY'S LETTERS


Put a face on the
American Chamber of
Commerce
Editor:
Who are these men of the
American Chamber of Commerce?
Who are these men that power and
greed consume? Many are the
world's richest men - Bill Gates,
Rupert Murdock, the top CEOs of
American and foreign industry -
who consume so much of the wealth
of the companies they control by
unreal salaries and bonuses. They
control governments and dictator-
ships around the world. They, with
their greed for power, have corrupt-
ed the very base of American gov-
ernment, controlling the American
electoral process. They decide who
will be presidents, senators, con-
gressmen, world trade, your tax dol-
lar, your very life.
The American Chamber of
Commerce has a hard time defining
what is American and what is not
American. The American Chamber
of Commerce would have you
believe it represents American
industry, that is very far from the
truth. In fact, it represents just the
opposite; it represents foreign inter-
est in the United States. It has done a
wonderful destroying the industrial
base and the American worker, put-
ting the financial world in collapse.
The American people, American
industry, unions should demand that
the Supreme Court take a long hard
look at the chamber of commerce
and all organizations who promote
illegals and open borders. All
American workers who belong to
unions should demand that their
unions file charges and lawsuits
against the American Chamber of
Commerce. You may find that in
many cases that the union does not


represent the rank and file, but rather
the interest of the company that
employs you. It also may be foreign
owned.
The American worker must stop
playing the role of "the ostrich," one
that to avoid danger by refusing to
face it. The new administration must
also decide if it also wishes to repre-
sent the American worker or the for-
eign interest. The situation in
America is reaching a very critical
point. The American government has
to reverse its course of representing
foreign governments and start repre-
senting it's people. The time is short.
If the American people see "more of
the same," the representing of for-
eign interest over the interest of the
American people then look for dan-
gerous, civil unrest. We the people
"will not" stand by and see foreign
powers control our nation.
It remains to be seen if the
American people can throw off this
yoke of power and greed that has put
the entire world's financial systems
into its present condition, one of
complete collapse. Let us hope it
does not create the conditions for yet
another "World War."
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring

Stimulus package is
nothing but a farce
Editor:
This Stimulus Package is the
biggest farce in the history of the
world, and the American people who
cannot see through the deception.are
brain dead.
It is a scam to prey on the greed of
the American people who cannot see
beyond their noses.
It will not put enough people back
to work to amount to a hill of beans.
If you want to stimulate the econ-


omy and produce more jobs in
America, forget the stimulus pack-
age and put an end to all of the job
outsourcing, which has put millions
of Americans out of work.
Our corrupt government, both
Democrats and Republicans, have
betrayed the American people, by
allowing factories here in America to
close down here in America and
move their manufacturing to China,
Korea, Mexico and other places,
which has put millions of Americans
out of work.
Our corrupt government is sup-
posed to be looking out for the
American people, not the rest of the
world, and the American people are
too dumb or blind to see the truth.
Greed has taken control of the
American people, thinking that they
are going to get something for noth-
ing.
Well, you can see the conse-
quences of greed, people who are out
of work, are not buying new cars, or
buying new homes, or re-modeling
their present homes.
So you can see what job outsourc-
ing has done to America and the
American people. Wake up and get
your heads out of the sand and look
beyond the smoke screen for the
truth.
A stimulus check will not put
Americans back to work or stimulate
our economy. It will only put
Americans deeper and deeper in
debt.
How can Americans be so dumb
or brain dead? To see the truth, I
guess greed has taken control of our
senses, huh?
Your children, your grandchildren
and your great-grandchildren of the
future will be paying for our stupid-
ity of today.
I am sorry for being so harsh, but
stop and think of what we are doing


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by turning America into an indebted,
third-world nation.
Don H. Streeter
Sebring

Bouquets


Businesses help
with tent sale
Editor:
A special thank you to the follow-
ing businesses who helped make the
Florida Hospital Volunteers 2009
Tent Sale in Lake Placid a great suc-
cess:
U-Lock-It Storage, CVS
Pharmacy, Walgreen's Drug Store,
Tower Restaurant, Happiness Farms
Inc., D & D Nails, Heron's Garden,
Kelley's Florist, Chef Buddy's Deli,
Domino's Pizza, Wauchula State
Bank, Winn-Dixie, Publix and Sweet
Bay.
Your support of our Lake Placid
community is greatly appreciated.
Bobbie Kelly and Judy Haney
Lake Placid

The writers are co-presidents ofFlorida
Hospital Lake Placid Auxiliary.

Sweet Adelines are true
jewels of county
Editor:
Recently, several friends and I
attended the Sweet Adeline concert.
We have attended several shows in
the past, and we were expecting an
enjoyable afternoon, but this was the
best performance yet. There was so
much energy, volume, and excite-
ment. The Sweet Adelines are truly
one of the Jewels of Highlands
County. Thank you for a great after-
noon.
Harriet Porter
Lake Placid


Laura's
Look
Laura Ware

Real books.

have pages

One of the debates that has
been going on with some of my
fellow writers concerns the
concept of electronic books,
otherwise known as e-books.
This is coming up because
Amazon.com', the huge online
shopping concern that got their
start selling books online, is
touting the second generation
of their e-book reader, the
Kindle 2.
For those who think I'm
speaking a foreign language, let
me take a few words here to
explain what I'm talking about.
The Kindle 2 (and its predeces-
sor, the Kindle), is a device
about the size of a large paper-:
back, except much thinner. It is
electronic, running on a
rechargeable battery and allow-
ing you to download purchased
e-books in as little as 60 sec-
onds (from Amazon's Kindle
bookstore, of course). It's sup-
posed to be able to hold 1,500
books on it - that's a lot of
reading.
The Kindle bookstore holds
well over 200,000 titles. It
claims to be like a real book in
the sense that it "disappears"
while you read. Consider: in a
good book, you're into the
story, to the point you aren't
thinking about the fact that
you're holding a bunch of
paper. Amazon claims you will
forget you're holding an elec-
tronic gizmo while reading.
I haven't gotten to play with
the first Kindle, much less the
second one, or any of its com-
petitors (I'm not a powerful
enough member of the media to
get one to review). I have seen.
them, and I know some people
who think they're the best thing
since sliced bread.
Agents and editors are big
fans of the e-book readers. I get
this. Agents and editors have to
read a LOT of stuff. If they're;
reading an entire book that a
writer like me has sent to them,
they would normally have to
deal with over 400 pages.
Given that a ream of paper is
500 sheets, you can see that
someone could ,throw out their.
back carrying home 10 manu-
scripts. Sure it's easier for them
to ask the author to e-mail them
the document and then they put
it on their e-book reader and
get to carry home a desktop full
of manuscripts in one hand.
I will admit I've been tempt-
ed by the Kindle 2. Being able,
to carry a bunch of my books in
one hand is attractive. Add to,
that the fact that you could buy,
and download a book just about
anywhere - in the car, on a
plane while it's sitting on the
tarmac, at a hotel - oh, yes, I
cold see Don worrying about
me with a credit card when get-
ting new books are so easy.
However, though I am tempt-
ed I'm not rushing out to get
one.
First, the Kindle 2's price tag
is a hefty $359. Other e-book
readers are cheaper but we're
still talking a chunk of change.
I can buy a lot of real books for
those prices.
Plus, while I've not used an
e-book reader I have read stuff
on my computer, my PDA and
my phone. It's OK for some
things - and it can be conven-
ient. But it's not the same.
Maybe it's my age. I was
raised with books. I learned to
read early on and my addiction
to books remains to this day.
We hold enough books in our
home to supply a small library.
And more keep finding their
way in.
To me, there may be a place
for e-book readers for some


things. But I'm still going to
spend quality time in book-
stores, flipping pages, getting
lost in what I'm reading until
real life reminds me the clock
is ticking.
Call me old-fashioned. And
hush, I'm getting to the good
part in this book.

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


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Hard Rock Casino
trip planned
LAKE PLACID -
Sponsored by the Auxiliary,
a Seminole Hard Rock
Casino day trip back to
Hollywood has been planned
for Thursday. Cost is $35
per person; participants
receive a $15 free play
voucher and $5 meal vouch-
er. No refunds on bus within
48 hours of bus running. The
bus leaves American Legion
Post 25, 1490 U.S. 27 N., at
8 a.m. and leave casino at 3
p.m. Legion will be open at
7 a.m. for coffee and dough-
nuts.
For reservations, call
Barry Schaffer at 446-2757
after 3 p.m., 465-0494 all
day or 243-1088.

Landscape seminar
set for today
LAKE PLACID -
Highlands Park Estates will
host a meeting today with
the theme of "Beautiful
Landscape Through Good
Nutrition."
Steve Aumonte, grower
and owner of Lord's Farm &
Nursery, will be the speaker
for the meeting beginning at
1:30 p.m, Bring neighbors,
friends and questions about
plants. Everyone is welcome.
A short meeting will be held
and refreshments served.
The meeting is today due to
the Country Fair taking
place on Feb. 8.
The meeting will be held
at the clubhouse, in the
Beachpark on Lake
Istokpoga at the end of
Nichele, which becomes
Deerglen off Highlands Lake
Drive. For more information,
call Helen Obenchain at 465-
2468.

Man to Man meets
Monday in Sebring
SEBRING - Man to Man,
an American Cancer Society
prostate cancer education
and support program, will
meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at
Fairway Pines, 5959 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd.
The program offers com-
munity-based group educa-
tion, discussion, and support
for men with prostate cancer.
Volunteer coordinators invite
speakers, publicize meeting
schedules, and make.local
arrangements for monthly
meetings, which are free.
Topics include information
about prostate cancer, treat-
ment, side effects, and cop-
ing with the disease and
treatment.
Some sessions are open to
family members, as well.
Please call in advance to
verify. Call 1-800-ACS-2345
to register.

SALT meets Tuesday
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Seniors
and Law Enforcement
Together Council will hold
its monthly meeting Tuesday
at the Children's Advocacy
Center Conference Room.
The CAC is at the corner of


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Avon
Park Project Graduation
is selling 12 bouquets of
flowers for $20 as its
next fundraiser for this
year's event.
It is part of Ridge
Florist's 'Get
Acquainted Promotion.'
With the $20 certificate
sold by Project


Precautionary boil
LAKE PLACID -
Placid Utility water sys-
tem customers on U.S.
27 from the Highway
Patrol office to the Stop
and Shop, including
Placid Temple and St.
Francis Episcopal
Church on Lake June
Road and residences on
Vista Drive experienced
an emergency water


Red Cross holds annual


garage sale



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Courtesy photo
Helen Curcio and RoseMarie Tippins (right) shop at Saturday's big American Red
Cross garage sale for costume bargains. The two were shopping for Highlands Little
Theatre's next production, 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.' Hundreds showed up for the
sale Saturday morning.


Highlands Boulevard and
Commerce Avenue, just
north of Sebring High
School.
The meeting will begin at
10 a.m. and feature a pres-
entation by Highlands
County Sheriff's Lt. John
Chess, who will speak on
networking for senior needs.
The public is invited to
attend and there is no
charge, however reservations
are requested. To reserve a
seat at this presentation con-
tact S.A.L.T. President Janet
Tindell of Fusion Home Care
at 471-9421 or Nell Hays of
the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office at 385-0024.
The S.A.L.T. Council is a
part of Triad, which is an
organization of the
International Association of
Chiefs of Police, the
National Sheriff's
Association and the AARP.
The purpose of this organi-
zation is to address the needs
of seniors in the community,
especially as they relate to
crime victimization and the
fear of crime.
For more information on
future S.A.L.T. meetings or
to volunteer for this organi-
zation, contact Tindell at
863-471-9421.

Drum Circle sets up
today at state park
SEBRING - Community
Drum Circle will play from
3-5 p.m. today.
Highlands Hammock State
Park's picnic area transforms
into an interactive musical
experience the whole family
can enjoy. Musicians of
"Primal Connection" will
lead participants in a "drum-
ming" experience. Bring any
musical instrument you
would care to play, a lawn
chair or blanket to sit on,
and your sense of adventure.
Contact Fred Leavitt at
402-8238 for more informa-
tion, (park entrance fee of $4
per vehicle applies-up to 8
persons per car).

Annual Lenawee Day
is Tuesday
SEBRING - The annual


Graduation, a person
can gd into Ridge Florist
every month for an
entire year to receive a
free bouquet of flowers,
no strings attached.
This is a very limited
time offer. For any fur-
ther information, con-
tact Susie Burgess, 452-
4311, or any Avon Park
High School senior.


water notice issued
shutdown at 3:30 p.m.
Friday to repair an
eight-inch water line.
Water was restored by
8:30 p.m.
As a precaution, cus-
tomers affected should
bring their water for
drinking, cooking or
brushing teeth to a
rolling boil for one
minute until Monday.


Lenawee Day will be at 4900.
11:30 a.m. Tuesday at
Homer's Restaurant in NARFE meets
Sebring. Doors open at 11 Tuesday
a.m. All present or past resi-


dents of Lenawee County,
Mich. are invited to attend.

McIntyre speaks at
property meeting
LAKE PLACID - The
Leisure Lakes Property
Owners Association will
have a meeting at 10 a.m.
Monday at Bishop Park
clubhouse on Lake June
Road. Guest speaker will.be
Raymond McIntyre,
Highlands County property
appraiser.
Come early for coffee and
doughnuts and meet neigh-
bors. New residents in the
Leisure Lakes area are
encouraged to attend and
join the homeowners associ-
ation.

Shrine Ladies host
card party
AVON PARK - The
Ladies of the Highlands
Shrine Club will host a
luncheon and card party
from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday at the club, 2604 < q
State Road 17 South.
Donation is $6 per person.
The event is open to players
of bridge, cards, games, etc.
For reservations, call 471-
2425 or 382-8067.

FHREDI meets with
Freshwater Frontier
SEBRING - A public
meeting of the board of
directors for Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic
Development Initiative Inc.
and Florida's Freshwater
Frontier Inc. will be at 10
a.m. Monday at Bert J.
Harris Jr. Agriculture Center,
4509 George Blvd., confer-
ence room 2. .
Topic will be FHREDI and
other related board issues.
All interested persons are
invited to attend. One or
more county commissioners
may be present at the meet-
ing.
For more information,
contact Jim Otterman at 385-


SEBRING - NARFE
Chapter 288 of Highlands
County will meet Tuesday at
Homer's Smorgasbord in
Sebring Square. The busi-
ness meeting will be held at
2 p.m. .
The guest speaker will be
Debbie Lees, SARG coordi-
nator (Substance Abuse
Reduction Guide). All cur-
rent and retired federal
employees (and their spous-
es) are invited to attend.

Ray Royce speaks at
Sylvan Shores
LAKE PLACID - Sylvan
Shores Homeowners'
Association will welcome
Ray Royce, Lake Placid
Town Council member since
April, to its Tuesday meeting
at the Knights of Columbus
Hall on Washington
Boulevard.
SRoyce, executive director
of both the Highlands
County Citrus Growers
Association and the
Heartland Agricultural
Coalition, which he helped
establish, will speak to the
members of SSHA on his
perspective of the future
growth potential for the
Greater Lake Placid area.
Drawing on his past work
experiences as manager of
his family's Silver Harbor
Ranch, Lake Istokpoga, and
establishment of Silver
Harbor Lodge, an outdoor
recreation business that has
since been sold to the state
of Florida for preservation
purposes and is now part of
the Lake Wales Reserve,
Royce has' established his
expertise and community
interest with service on
county committees including
the Impact Review
Committee, Highlands
County Water Advisory
Committee and chairman or
the county's Convention and
Vistors Bureau.
The meeting will be at 6
p.m. Tuesday, with Royce
scheduled to speak at 7 p.m.


OBITUARIES


Karen Fulford
Karen Ilene Fulford, 49, of
Sebring died Feb. 12, 2009.
Born in Miami, she was a resi-
dent of Sebring and was a mem-
ber of Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church.
She is survived by her loving
parents, R.D. (Tiny) and Vivian
Fulford; and brother, James R.
Fulford.
The family will receive
friends 5-7 p.m. Monday, at
Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring.
A Mass will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church, Avon
Park.

Ronald Pittenger
A memorial services for
Ronald Dan Pittenger, 80, of
Sebring died Feb. 11,2009, will
be held at 2 p.m. today at the
Woody's Community Center.
Pittenger also had a summer
residence in Albany, Ind.
He is survived by his wife,
Barbara; one daughter, three


grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
Neptune Society Cremation
Service, Kissimmee, is in
charge of arrangements.

Robert Smakula
Robert.George Smakula, 67,
of Lake Placid died Feb. 12,
2009. Born in Johnstown, Pa.,
he moved to Lake Placid in
1997. He retired as a finance
manager for AT&T.
He is survived by his chil-
dren, Kim, William and Jeannie
Arwood; and five grandchil-
dren.
Memorial services will be at
2 p.m. Wednesday at Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home, Lake
Placid, with Fr. Richard
Seifferley of St. James Catholic
Church officiating. Immediately
following, Robert and his late
wife Phyllis will be interred in
St. James Memorial Gardens. In
lieu of flowers, contributions
may be sent to the American
Cancer Society.


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More concerns


raised over


court recording


Continued from page 1A
completed," said the e-
mail.
A second e-mail from
Sudzina, who is also the
custodian of court records,
confirmed that the courts
were recording even off-
the-record conversations,
but claimed that in Colby's
case nothing had been
recorded.
According to an e-mail
from Sudinza to Colby
dated Feb. 12, Sudzina
states that "This is to
inform you that there are
no recordings of the pro-
ceedings in Judge
Shinholser's court on the
dates mentioned in your
public records request for
2008. The matters heard
before Judge Shinholser
were civil in nature and the
court does not record those
proceedings as the official
court reporter.
"In addition, . Judge
Shinholser ordered the
backup to be turned off so
subsequently, there are no
recordings of any proceed-
ings or anything 'off the
record,' including anything
that may constitute an
attorney/client privilege,
that occurred in that room
on the dates in question."
In a recent News-Sun
article, it was reported that
the courts in Highlands,
Hardee and Polk counties
have two separate record-
ing systems in their court-
rooms.
When the primary
recording system is in
operation, a blue indicator
light is apparent at the front
of each courtroom, but
another recording system is
in use that possibly records
on a time system starting
early in the morning' and
does not turn off until late
in the day.
Concern was raised by
an ex-employee of the
Highlands County court
system last week when she
was terminated based on
conversations in a record-
ing taken when court was
not in session.
"I was told' that they
were reviewing the records
and then I was told that
there are no records. They
are dragging their feet on
this. I am concerned that
my attorney/client privi-
lege has been breached,
and they are not giving me
the records.
"All they are doing is


telling me what is in the
records. I actually want to
view the records myself. I-
never invited them into-
conversations with my
attorney," Colby said.
Sudzina also confirmed-
via e-mail to the News-Sun-,
that there were no official-,
or administrative orders.
from the court to install-
recording devices.
"There is no administra-'
tive order that directs the
installation of the video.
cameras into any adminis-
trative office. There is no.
administrative order that.
directs the installation of
the audio recording sys-
tems," Sudzina's e-mail..
dated Feb. 11 stated.
The installation of the,
concealed video cameras..
and the possible eavesdrop-,
ping via a second recording.
system raised concerns.
with several attorneys in.
Highlands County and one.
law firm in Tampa concern-
ing the breach of
attorney/client . privilege,
but none of the those con-.
tacted would go on the
record with a statement.
Adria Harper of the First
Amendment Foundation in
Tallahassee also voiced
concerns about the record-
ings.
"What purpose do they
serve, is my question. I can
understand a video camera
for security, but why hide
them in air vents. And as
far as the audio is con-
cerned, again I would ask
why. There is no valid rea-
son that I could think of for
having a backup system
recording things off the
record," Harper said.
Harper went on to ques-
tion who knew this was
happening and what ramifi-
cations it could have on
criminal cases were the
attorney/client privilege is
paramount.
"I am not sure what
effect this could have on
any case, and what the
judges felt they would
accomplish with this,"
Harper said.
When asked about why
the courts were not-.
responding in a timely
fashion to records request,
Harper indicated that they
were probably stalling.
"They are looking for an
exemption, but they can't-
find one. That's why they
are taking so long," Harper
said.


APHS Project Graduation

selling bouquets for year


John R. "Bobby"
Griffin, 74
Cattle, Citrus Industry

Lakeland- John R. "Bobby"
Griffin of Lakeland, Florida, for-
merly of Bartow, Florida, passed
away as a result of heart failure
i,- on February 11, 2009. He was
J I.74.
He was born in Bartow on November 20 1934 and retired in
1998 from Florida Citrus Mutual as Marketing Director. Bobby
was raised on E. E Griffin Road and graduated from Summerlin
Institute.
Bobby and his brother Sonny cleared the land now known as
Circle B and raised pure bred Brahman cattle there. They
worked long hours in the family citrus groves in Lake PlaCid,
Lakeland, Bartow and Alturas. Bobby was paramount in the
formation of the Lakeland Lighthouse Mission and was a mem-
ber of the CBMC for many years.
Bobby gave his life to Jesus Christ at the age of 32 and served at
the First Baptist Church of Bartow and Lakeside Baptist Church
of Lakeland, for many years, as a Sunday school teacher and
deacon. He also taught financial planning to many young cou-
ples as a part of his ministry.
Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife of 37 years, Bonnie Griffin; 5
daughters, Dee Wade of Bartow, FL, Linda Griffin of Nashville,
TN, Dawn Griffin, Melinda Liddy and Karrie Stinson all of
Lakeland, FL; a brother Sonny Griffin of Bartow, FL; 13 grand-
children and 3 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday, February 15, 2009, from
4-6pm at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home Southside Chapel at
1727 Bartow Road, Lakeland, FL. Funeral services will be con-
ducted Monday, February 16, 2009, at 11am at Lakeside Baptist
Church at 1736 New Jersey Road, Lakeland, FL. Interment will
follow at Oak Hill Burial Park.












News-Sun * Sunday, February 15, 2009


Page 6A

BUSINESS


The Palms holds annual Benevolent Dinner


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
Lester Kesselring (above) and his wife
Barbara were honored guests at The
Palms' annual Benevolent Dinner
Thursday night in appreciation.for
their long and constant support of
The Palms and its foundation. Here
Kesselring reacts to Don Elwell's
humor. Elwell served as Master of
Ceremonies for the evening which
serves as the Benevolent Fund's
major fund raiser. The benevolent
find provides help to Palms' residents
who have financial needs, to continue
their quality of life, especially regard-
ing needs such as medications or eye
glasses. Dinner hardly does the
evening justice. The meal of haute
cuisine was prepared by The Palms'
executive chef, MacGregor
Gentleman, and consisted of eight
courses. The food and door prizes
were all donated so the benevolent
fund would benefit from the evening.
In addition to being a good cause, the
evening celebrated The Palms' 50th
anniversary. Melissa Hansen (left)
reacts to winning a door prize. On
Friday, The Palms had an open house
marking the completion of Phase 3
renovation and opening the Pine
Street lobby and rehabilitation center.




Military families are often


targets of predatory lending


You've got to hand it to
our military personnel: Not
only are they often put in
harm's way, but they must
contend with a host of issues
that would be tough under
the best of circumstances,
including low pay scales and
frequent moves to new
assignments that trigger relo-
cation costs.
It's no wonder then that
when some military families
struggle with finances and
fall behind on payments,
they fall prey to predatory
lending schemes or even see
their security clearances
jeopardized.
Claudia Warszawski, man-
ager of personal financial
management for Navy
Federal Credit Union, says,
"What we tell our members
who are over-extended and
looking.for an easy way to
pay off their debts or make a
quick buck is, 'If it sounds
too good to be true, it is too
good to be true.'"
That advice applies to
civilians as well. According
to Warszawski, when people,
patronize check-cashing out-
lets, payday lenders or pawn
shops looking for quick
loans to tide them over, they
often don't realize how
expensive that financing can
be.
"When you calculate the
true cost for these loans, the
rates are staggering," she
explains. "The Military
Personnel Financial Services
Protection Act of 2006 caps
the rate these institutions can
charge military families at
36 percent. But anyone else
might pay an annual percent-
age rate of 400 percent or
more."
Although on-base banks or
credit unions are better
options for transactions like
cashing checks, Warszawski
adds that wherever military
families go offsite for finan-
cial assistance, they're
responsible to make their
military status known in
order to be protected by the
Act.
According to Warszawski,
the underlying reason so
many people experience


civilian
alike- is
s that they
live above
their

Personal and don't
Finance follow a
Jason budget.
Alderman She says
each mili-
tary unit is responsible for
ensuring its people maintain
financial stability, so don't
hesitate to consult your com-
mand if you're having finan-
cial difficulties.
"Each military base com-
mand offers free command
financial specialists to talk
with military personnel
about their finances and help
them set up a budget," notes
Warszawski. "Many banks
and credit unions also offer
these services to their cus-
tomers."
Warszawski offers a few
additional suggestions and
precautions for military fam-
ilies:
* Each branch of the mil-
itary has a relief society and
many grant emergency loans.
Turn to them first before
taking out a payday loan.
* Even the 36 percent
maximum rate payday
lenders are allowed to charge
military families is still
extremely high and could
take years to pay off, so
explore other options first.
* Before signing any
loan documents, first decide
if it's for something you
truly need, not something
you just want. Then make
sure you fully understand all
terms - things like the annu-
al percentage rate, monthly
payment amount, full pay-
back amount, fees, penalties,
etc.
* Avoid pawn shop loans
using your car's title as col-
lateral. Missing a payment
could cost you ownership of
your car.
* Set up an automatic
paycheck withdrawal for an
emergency fund; that way,


you won't be tempted to take
out a high-interest loan when
unexpected expenses occur.
* When choosing a bank
or credit union, ask what
special benefits they extend
to military families (free
checking, financial counsel-
ing, etc.)


Sebring chamber 'goes green'


with new monthly newsletter


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The board and staff of the
Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce
have decided to go green with the monthly
distribution of "The Communicator."
Starting February 2009, the monthly
newsletter will be distributed electronically
to the chamber's 700-plus members. The
chamber surveyed its members and discov-
ered 74.9 percent of the members preferred
to access the newsletter electronically from
the chamber Web site or via e-mail. Over
the past few weeks, the chamber has been


collecting and updating business member e-
mail addresses.
Members will continue to receive the
same valuable information, but in a more
eco-friendly, cost-effective, and timely
manner. Members who did not receive their
newsletter this month need to contact the
chamber to update their e-mail address.
,Otherwise, each, issue can be accessed on
the chamber Web site at www.sebring.org
For questions and comments, contact Sarah
Pallone by calling 385-8448.


Florida NRCS announces March 13

signup cutoff date for programs


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Carlos
Suarez, State
Conservationist with
USDA-Natural Resources
Conservation Service has
announced the new deadline
of March 13 as the cutoff
date for two Farm Bill con-
servation programs. All
applications for the
Environmental' Quality
Incentives Program and the
Wildlife Habitat Incentives
Program will be accepted
until close of business on
March 13.
EQIP and WHIP offer


financial and technical
assistance to install structur-
al and management prac-
tices oni eligible non-federal
lands to address natural
resource concerns and
wildlife habitat restoration.
Conservation treatment
activities for EQIP and
WHIP are carried out in
accordance to a conserva-
tion plan that is developed
with the landowner or man-
ager.
Statewide priorities for
EQIP include erosion con-
trol, water quality, water


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Get a bowl, eat some *

soup and help out


SContinued from page 1A
put in by students making
550 bowls since August.
"The kids have to make
bowls but I have them go to
the community and ask for
bread, soup, drink donations;
any kind of supplies," Van
Dam said.
"They have to make the
* contact, they have to deal
with the people, get in there
and talk to the manager and
set things up."
As the art club president,
Hendges played a vital orga-
nizational role - from keep-
ing the production of bowls
on track to ensuring the pub-
lic had silverware to eat with.
S"I make sure everything
gets done that needs to get
done," she said. "(Even the)
little things that are time con-
suming."
With Thursday's event just
days away, she can already
see her hard work has paid
off.
"It's worth it," she said.


Junior and Art Club mem-
ber Robert Gilbert said he
will miss making bowls.
He came to SHS from
Virginia a week after school
started and had no previous
experience in pottery.
Now he could probably
make them in his sleep.
"I'm here every day mak-
ing bowls or doing odds and
ends," he said.
He has stayed after school
for one or two hours four
days a week to help with the
project, making more than 75
bowls himself.
"Some of them might be
hard to let go," he said while
eyeing a piece Friday in Van
Dam's classroom.
The day of the event he
wants to be front and center,
he said.
"I hope to be on the floor
handing out bowls," he said.
With nearly 300 tickets
pre-sold, a crucial aspect of
the student-run event, Van
Dam thinks this year could be
the best one yet..


Expect to see a lot of


construction at SFCC


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
AVON PARK -
Norman Stephens, presi-
dent of South Florida
Community College, warns
it will be a dusty, discom-
bobulated summer in the
area around the college's
30-year-old auditorium.
The school is taking on a
$12 million renovation and
upgrade project as soon as
the Artist Series conclUdes
in early April.
"Now it is time to guar-
antee that (the auditorium)
will continue to provide
cultural and educational
enrichment programs for
the next three decades,"
Stephens wrote recently.
In an interview Thursday
he made clear the project is
not being financed out of
the operating budget. In
fact-, he said, the college
started receiving funding
for the project before the
economy ran into trouble.
"Keep in mind," he said,
"funding comes from dif-


Stimulus will
Continued from page 1A
just over $4,600 to just over
$5,300.
* Federal funding will
be going to the states for
education. While it is most-
ly earmarked for K-12, it
will still free some addi-
tional state funding to com-
munity colleges.
* More dollars will be
budgeted for workforce
training, so displaced work-
ers can get back to work in
new careers.
* Money will be distrib-
uted to states specifically to
stabilize education and sup-
port state budgets.


ferent sources, to be used
for'different purposes."
In this case, he said, the
college was being encour-
aged to continue projects
that were planned or
already begun as part of the
stimulus effort, creating
jobs locally.
A parking lot is already
under construction near
,Building F, which should
help alleviate parking con-
gestion.
Stephens added there
was an advantage to going
forward with construction
projects now. Because of
sluggish business in the
construction field, the bid-
ding environment, he said,
is advantageous to the to
the customer. Companies
which might not have both-
ered to bid a job two years
ago are now interested, and
because of the greater
interest, companies have
become much more com-
petitive.
The parking lot job, for
example, came in $30-
40,000 under estimate.


help students
* An increase in tax
credits for educational
expense. This tax credit,
while useful for university
students will not help those
at SFCC - it's tuition is so
low it doesn't meet the
threshold triggering the
credits.
Stephens warns that as of
Friday, the House of
Representatives and the
Senate were still attempting
to reconcile the two bills
coming out of their cham-
bers.
"Significant differences
remain," he said. So noth-
ing proposed was yet defi-
nite.


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Sebring High School Att Club President Emily Hendges stacks bowls in the SHS art room
Friday to pack up for the schools sixth annual 'Soup up the Arts' dinner benefiting 14-
month-old Branson Thayer, a local child with medical problems. Students have worked
since August on creating an estimated 550 bowls.


Over the last five years his
students have raised an esti-
mated $15,,000 for charity
and scholarships.
"My big thing is I wanted


it to be an educational thing
for the community," Van
Dam said.
"It's all about helping each
other and working with your


community."
Tickets are still available
by calling Sebring High
School at 471-5500, or
through the art students.


Planning ahead has helped SFCC


Continued from page 1A
He added compliments, to
Gov. Charlie Crist and the
Florida Legislature for main-
taining good communica-
tions.
"We had advance warn-
ing," he said. "We knew in
March of 2007 that fiscal
2008 would be very difficult,
that we would likely see
budget reductions, so we
were able to prepare a
revised budget in time."
Stephens explained that
the Florida Senate had
warned to expect a 1 percent
drop in funding every quar-
ter, so the college wrote a 4
'percent reduction into the
budget. "We've been
extremely frugal," Stephens
said, "cutting expenses
beforehand."
He was relieved to add that
personnel cuts only amount
to half that, or two percent-
age points, because of using
attrition and freezing unoc-
cupied positions.
The increased use of
adjunct, or part-time, profes-
sors also helped.
While duties have been re-
assigned, there have been no
layoffs.
Stephens said budget
issues were only one aspect
of the situation. The college
faces providing a quality
education to an increasing
enrollment with decreasing
funding.
"Like most institutions of
education," Stephens said,
"enrollments go up when the
economy goes down. This
year we expect double digit
increases, more than 10 per-
cent over last year.
"Adult education is up.
(English as a second lan-
guage) is up. Traditional col-
lege enrollment also is up -
partly because universities
have had to tighten stan-
dards."
At the same time, he point-
ed out; instructional costs
take up 56 percent of the col-


Hancock: Shorter week a 'shortsigted' idea


Continued from page 1A
longer, he said.
Long days were a primary concern for
Hancock.
"There is a lot of data questioning if we
have kindergartners in school too much right
now," he said. "Tell me what effect that has on
(kindergarten through fifth-grade) students
that are going to be in a classroom from 7:40
to four in the afternoon."
He has seen it in his own business as well,
with some employees working longer days for
four days a week.
"You should get the same amount of work
done,".he said. "But the last few hours of the
day are less productive in a four-day work
week than a five-day work week."
Glenn Little, vice president of administra-
tive services for South Florida Community
College, had similar feelings about the col-
lege's weeklong applied science programs.
Most of the colleges classes are offered
Monday through Thursday due to student
needs, but SFCC kept the five-day programs
from being squeezed into four days.


'We would save a little bit of
money, but would we be able to
accomplish what our goal is?'

NED HANCOCK
School Board member
"There is a limit of how much learning you
can compress into one day," Little said.
Completely shutting off air conditioning
units for an extra day can also have an effect
on humidity levels, which can lead to air qual-
ity concerns, he added.
What parents would do with their children
during the extra day they are at home is anoth-
er question.
"There are a lot of issues with parents and
day care," Averyt added. "The board would
have to weigh all those issues."
For Hancock the issue is clear.
"At this point in time if Highlands County
goes to that it would have to be a last resort;
the only way we could keep our schools open,"
he said. "If that happens our legislature has
done a huge disservice to our schools."


'We are committed
to keeping our
doors open.'

NORMAN STEPHENS
SFCC president

lege's operational budget.
However, Stephens added,
community colleges do
charge tuition. As enroll-
ments rise, so does tuition
income. In addition, there are
other fees the college col-
lects, such as lab fees for
some science courses.
By filling classes and
using adjunct professors - a
rule of thumb, Stephens said,
is 25 students and one
adjunct means the college
will break even - the col-
lege should be able to keep


most of its depth and
breadth.
Stephens took the time to
praise the cooperation of his
faculty and staff, both full
time and the part time.
Everyone, he said is being
supportive and co-operative.
He indicated this meant
even more as a very high per-
centage of SFCC students,
over 80 percent, get some
kind of financial assistance
- scholarships, Pell Grants,
loans and so forth.
It was at the end of inter-
view that Stephens said, "We
are committed to keeping our
doors open to the students
who need the education.
There is no more critical time
for education. It's what we
are all about - getting peo-
ple back on their feet."


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Wreckage,
remains being
gathered at
NY crash site
Associated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. -
Investigators began gath-
ering pieces of the inciner-
ated wreckage of a com-
muter airliner early
Saturday in search of clues
to the cause of the fiery
crash that killed 50 people.
Workers also had begun
the somber task of remov-
ing the remains of the vic-
tims from the crash site -
a suburban house.
Recovery could take
several days, said Steve
Chealander, spokesman for
the National Transport-
ation Safety Board. "We're
very sensitive to the fami-
lies," he said.
Investigators have been
examining instrument data
and have listened to the
last words of the pilot and
co-pilot of Flight 3407 in
an effort to determine
whether ice on the plane's
wings caused the crash.
Officials say the crew of
the Continental Connect-
ion flight remarked upon
significant ice buildup on
the wings and windshield
shortly before the aircraft
pitched violently and
slammed into the house
Thursday night.
Ice on the wings can
interfere catastrophically
with an aircraft's handling
and has been blamed for a
number of major air disas-
ters over the years, but
officials said they had
drawn no conclusions as to
the cause of this crash.
Chealander said early
Saturday that the icing
noted by the pilot of Flight
3407 is just one' of several
things investigators are
looking at.
Investigators will proba-
bly stay in Buffalo for
another week before ship-
ping plane parts for study,
with h full report not likely,
for another year.


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to remind the readers that the
names listed below reflect
those who have been charged
with a crime, but they are all
innocent until proven guilty
by a court of law. If anyone
listed here is acquitted or has
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The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Thursday,
Feb. 12:
* Deborah Del Brown, 48,
of Lake Placid was charged
with petit larceny, possession
of cocaine.
* Christopher James
Flowers, 19, of Sebring was
charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of
narcotic equipment.
* Michael Stanley
Golightly, 25, of Lake Placid
was charged with possession
of marijuana and possession
of narcotic eqiupment.
* Joseph Oscar Matthew
Haggins, 21, of Sebring was
charged with aggravated bat-
tery.
* Tamika Schinara, 32, of
Sebring was charged with
criminal registration for
grand theft and passing a
forged/altered instrument.
* Hector Nieto Martinez,
35, of Frostproof, was
charged 'with violation of
probation.
* Jody Pauley, 43, of Avon
Park was charged with giving
false identification to a law
enforcement officer and petit
larceny.
* Alejandro Nicholas
Rocha, 20, of Sebring was
charged with battery and fail-
ure to appear for a misde-
meanor offense.
* Jose David Salinas, 29, of
Avon Park was charged with
municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
* Deron Nevon Lechaz
Scurry, 25, of Sebring was
charged with resisting an
officer without violence.
* Willie James Sholtz, 53,
of Lake Placid was charged
with failure to appear for a
felony offense and without
support of a child or spouse.
* Elizabeth Torres, 18, of
Avon Park was charged with
retail theft of $300 or more.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Wednesday,
Feb. 11:
* Thomas Albert Brown, 57,
of Lake Placid was charged
with possession of a weapon
or ammunition, aggravated
.battery.
* Fabian Peter Flores, 27, of
Sebring was charged with
municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
* Anna Rose Gutierrez, 33,
of Sebring, was charged with
an out-of-county warrant.
* Joseph Anthony Jackson,
18, of Avon Park was charged
with battery.
* Joseph Dewayne Kavrik,
31, of Sebring was charged
with DUI and driving while
license suspended.
* Michael Christopher
'McLaughlin, 37, of Sebring
was charged with possession
of narcotic eqiupment, bat-
tery, introducing contraband
into a detention facility, pos-
session of marijuana.
* Michelle Carole
McLaughlin, 39, of Sebring
was charged with .battery.
* Michael Thomas Mitchell,
22, of Sebring was charged
with possession of marijuana.
* Charles Edward
Treadwell, 58, of Lake Placid
was charged with criminal
registration for DUI
manslaughter and DUI caus-


ing serious bodily injury.

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


10:
* Judson Allan Brown, 26,
Sof Sebring, was charged with
fraud-impersonation, petit
larceny, larceny of more than
$300, exploitation of elderly,
fraud-swindle in obtaining
property under $20,000.
* Denesha Deshay Evans,
23, of Largo, was charged
with failure to appear for
felony offense.
* Eric Tilghman Hersberger,
19, of Lake Placid was
charged with probation viola-
tion.
* Abel Rendon .Marquez,
37, of Sebring, was charged
with battery.
* Alberto Perez, 21, of Avon
Park was charged with four
out-of-county warrants.
* David Bruce Poucher, 33,
of Wauchula, charged with
driving while license sus-
pended.
* Reinaldo Santiago, 33, of
Sebring was charged with
criminal registration amend-
ed to theft from person.
* Pedro Juan Santos, 28, of
Sebring charged with viola-
tion probation.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Monday, Feb.
9:
* Davina Andrea Bellamy,
20, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial, warrant, failure to
appear, failed pre-payment
plan for petit theft; and war-
rant, failure to appear, failed
pre-payment plan for crimi-
nal mischief.
* Chase Lamar Bryan, 19,
of Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony
warrant for possession of
drug paraphernalia; and war-
rant for possession of
cocaine.
* John Vincent Costa, 47, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, mis-
demeanor warrant, failure to
appear for no valid driver
license.
* Rassan Antonio Cruz, 18,
of Sebring, awaiting trial,
misdemeanor for possession
of liquor by person under 21
years of age, first offense;
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and
false identification given to
law enforcement officer.
* Nicholas Paul Dename,
38, of Sebring, was charged
by the Florida Parole
Commission for burglary of
dwelling, occupied con-
veyance, habitual offender.
* Robert Lee Marre, 55, of
Lake Placid, awaiting, trial
for aggravated assault with
deadly weapon without intent
to kill; impersonating law
enforcement officer in com-
munity; and unlawful use of
police badge, law enforce-
ment.
* Kimberly Ann Marshall,
22, of Sebring, was charged
with probation violation,
felony warrant for forgery;
and warrant for uttering
forged instrument.
* Debra Waldron McQueen,
48, of Avon Park, was
charged with failure to
appear for jury trial on pos-
session of cannabis; and war-
rant, failure to appear for jury
trial on possession of drug
paraphernalia.
* Juan Florez Nieto, 31, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for smuggling contraband
into detention facility; pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid license.
* Heriberto Salins Monzalv,
30, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial for operating motor
vehicle without valid license.
* Heidi Candess Sutton, 26,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial,
felony for possession of
cocaine; and possession of
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
* Louis Timothy Wells, 37,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial,


port, non-support of children
or spouse.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, Feb.
8:
* Erwin B. Acosta, 47, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription.
* Faustino Anselmo, 33, of
Wauchula, U.S. Marshall's
Hold for indictment.
+ Cesar Montalvo Asuncion,
29, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for driving while license sus-
pended, first offense.
+ Ben Griffith Broach, 64,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
driving" under the influence
of alcohol or drugs, first
offense.
+ Genice Diane Carr, 20, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription;
and false identification given
to law enforcement.
* Nialah Takarah Deveaux,
29, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for domestic violence or
battery, touch or strike.
+ Norris John Deveaux, 18,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for domestic violence or bat-
tery, touch or strike.
* Florencio Martinez, 31, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for aggravated battery,
offender knew or should have
known victim pregnant; kid-
napping, false imprisonment
of adult; and simple assault,
intent threat to do violence.
* Santiago Resendiz
Martinez, 37, of Immokalee,
Immigration detainer for
municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
* Dennis Charles Robinson,
53, of Sebring, was charged
with -probation violation,
felony warrant for burglary
of structure.
* Reinaldo Rosario, 49, of
Lakeland, awaiting trial for
refusing to submit to driving


under the influence of alco-
hol or drugs test after license
suspended; and DUI, second
offense.
+ Feleita Shayonta Samuels,
19, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for damaging property,
criminal mischief.
* Sherell Latasha Wisdom,
27, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for resisting officer, obstruc-
tion without violence; war-
rant, failure to appear, failed
pre-payment plan for resist-
ing or obstruction of officer
without violence; warrant,
failure to appear for petit
theft; and warrant, failure to
appear, pre-trial conference
for petit theft.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday, Feb.
7:
* Juan Pablo Bailon, 24, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
operating motor vehicle with-
out valid license.
* Melinda Sue Baker, 28, of
Port Richie, awaiting trial for
larceny, petit, second offense.
+ Katherine Mojica and
Carlos Bernier, of Avon Park,
announce the birth of a son,
Jovan Antonio at 8:37 p.m.
on January 29, 2009, at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
* Noe Fabian Becerra, 27,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
disorderly intoxication in
public place causing distur-
bance.
* Alicia Louise Bernard, 19,
of Okeechobee, awaiting trial
for possession of cocaine.
* Charles Donnell Jinks, 38,
of Sebring, awaiting trial,
warrant, failure to appear for
knowingly driving while
license suspended or
revoked, second offense.
* Jose Arzola Luna, 66, of
Sebring, Immigration Code
Enforcement detainer for
municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
* Emillio Ortiz, 23, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for
-aggravated assault with dead-
ly weapon without intent to
kill.
* Byron Dennard Sampson,
21, of Fort Meade, awaiting
trial for possession of mari-
juana, not more than 20
grams.


* Carlos Luis Serrano, 23,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence.
* Shannon Lynn Vaughn,
31, of Lake Wales, was
charged on an Osceola
County warrant for driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
* Juan Cruz Velasco, 28, of
Lake Placid, Immigration
Code Enforcement detainer
for municipal ordinance vio-
lation.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, Feb. 6:
* Terrell Devon Carpenter,
21, of Lake Placid, awaiting
trial for false identification
given to law enforcement
officer.
* Joshua Bodie Chisolm,
20, of LaBelle, was charged
with probation violation,
misdemeanor warrant for
possession of cannabis.
* William Perez Costoso,
32, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial for possession of
cocaine; possession of nar-
cotic equipment and/or use;
three counts of robbery, with-
out firearm or weapon; and
burglary of occupied struc-
ture, unarmed.
* Timothy Edward Crump,
50, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for larceny, petit, first
offense.
* Yoel Cruz, 45, of Miami,
awaiting trial for larceny or
theft; and burglary of unoc-
cupied dwelling, unarmed.
* Taynalia Venoda Eubanks,
26, of Sebring, was charged
on a Polk County warrant,
failure to appear for petit
theft.
* Sandra Ann Fellhauer, 45,
of Sebring, was registered as
a criminal for possession of
methamphetamine with
intent to sell or deliver.
* William Douglas Harris,
40, of Avon Park, motion to
transport prisoner conference
for attempted murder, second
degree; and sexual battery
With force or deadly force;
and municipal ordinance vio-
lation.
* .Loran John Holland, 65,
of Avon Park, was registered
as a criminal for tampering
with physical evidence.


* Matthew Wayne Hunt, 35,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
possession of narcotic equip-
ment and/or use; possession
of marijuana, not more than
20 grams; and Pinellas
County warrant for driving
under the influence of alco&
hol or drugs.
* Randall Lee Jackson, 40,
of Bonita Springs, was
charged with probation viola-
tion, warrant for possession
of drug paraphernalia; and
possession of cannabis.
* Colton James
Macierowski, 19,.of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; posses-
sion of narcotic equipment
and/or use; and possession of
liquor by person under 21
years of age, first offense.
* Mark Evan McAlexander,
19, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial, misdemeanor warrant
for battery, touch or strike.
* Courtney DeBruce Moore,
24, of Avon Park, awaiting.
trial for driving while license
suspended, first offense; pos-
session of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; and pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Rigoberto Rodriguez, 21,
of Frostproof, awaiting trial
for operating motor vehicle
without valid license; and
driving under the influence
of alcohol or drugs, first
offense.
* Heather Jordan Snow, 21,
of Sebring, awaiting trial,
warrant, failure to pay fine
for misdemeanor offense.
* Roy Paul Sullivan, 46, of'
Ocala, was charged on a
Marion County warrant for.
child support.
* Adam Norman Wallace,
18, of Sebring, awaiting trial,
felony warrant for larceny or
theft of ammo or firearm;+
resisting officer, obstruction
without violence; carrying
prohibited weapon openly;
and possession of weapon or
ammo by convicted Florida
felon.
* Hector Zubia, 21, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial, failure to
appear for Collier County
warrant for petit theft, first-
offense.


warrant, failure to appear,
violation of probation,
arraignment for knowingly
driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; and two
counts of withholding sup-


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1050 Legal
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 09-54
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY ALBERTA CHURCH
a.k.a. DOROTHY A. CHURCH
Deceased..
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of DOROTHY ALBERTA CHURCH
a.k.a. DOROTHY A. CHURCH, deceased, File
Number PC 09-54; by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S.. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the dece-
dent's date of death was October 30, 2008;
that the total value of.the estate Is $4,172.00
and that the names and addresses of those to
whom It has been assigned by such order are:
The Dorothy A. Church Trust
Jim Bedlnger and Charles James McCollum
Co-Trustees
11409 East 900 North Road
Catlln, Illinois 61817
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 15, 2009.
Persons Giving Notice:
/s/ Jim Bedinger
11409 E. 900 North Road


1050 Legals
Catlin, Illinois 61817
/s/ Charles James McCollum
11409 East 900 North Road
Catlin, Illinois 61817
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ David F. Lanier
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001704
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAMIRO BUSTOS, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
AUREAMONDRAGON
Last Known Address: 1614 Colmar Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870
Also Attempted At: 100 W. Texas Ave., Apt.
127, Webster, TX 77598 and 439 Poinsettia
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870
RAMIRO BUSTOS
Last Known Address: 1614 Colmar Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870
Also Attempted At: 100 W. Texas Ave., Apt.
127, Webster, TX 77598 and 439 Polnsettia
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclo-
sure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 16, BLOCK A, OF 'ALTAMONTE PLACE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 45A, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before March 9, 2009,
a date which Is within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this 'Notice in the News-
Sun and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief
demanded In the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 29th day of January, 2009.
L.E. "Luke" Brooker
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
As Deputy Clerk
February 8,15, 2009


1050 Leals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case#: 2008-CA-001265
PHH Mortgage Corporation,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Felipe T. Villagrasa and Amelia Arevalo,
Husband and Wife; Lake Haven Estates
Homeowners Association, Inc.
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS - PROPERTY
TO: Amelia Arevalo; ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 908
and 912 Grogan Avenue, F/K/A 922 16th
Street, Sebring, FL 33875&
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, Ilenors, 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 suli uris.
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 14 AND LOT 15, IN BLOCK 20, OF
LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION TWO, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 61, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 908 and 912
Grogan Avenue f/k/a 922 16th Street, Sebring,
FL 33875.
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 9th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
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.
February 15, 22; 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-331GCS
CIVIL DIVISION
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS;
JUAN U. GARCIA; STATE OF FLORIDA;
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE;
DEFENDANTS.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated
February 2, 2009, entered In Civil Case No.
2008-CA-331GCS of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein JP MORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and
JUAN U. GARCIA are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on March
3, 2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
TRACT 10, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TRACT 8, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TRACT 13, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED 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
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida,-this 4th day
of February, 2009.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
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By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk


ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-094063
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-49
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ETHEL JONES FISHER, a/k/a
ETHEL LOUISE FISHER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ETHEL
JONES FISHER, a/k/a ETHEL LOUISE FISHER,
deceased, File Number PC 09-49, is pending
in the Circuit Court in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
Ing, Florida 33870. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: February 8, 2009.
/s/ Patsy A. McDonald
Personal Representative
3551 Bluebird Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852
/s/ TROMBLEY, SCHOMMER
DISLER & ACCORSI
BY: /s/ Anthony A. Accorsi
329 South Commerce Ave.
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863)385-5139
Florida Bar # 167098
February 8, 15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: PC 08-494
In Re The Estate Of:
FREDERICK DOUGLAS CHANDLER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Frederick
Douglas Chandler, deceased, whose date of
death was June 23, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
the address of which is 590 South Commerce
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3.
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
YEARS (2) OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
Is February 15, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Jose A. LeGrand
P.O. Box 2626
Winter Park, Florida 32790-2626
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Julie W. Kronhaus
Attorney for Jose A. LeGrand
Florida Bar No. 0994243
1330 Palmetto Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone: (407) 539-3939
Fax: (407) 539-6111,
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-44
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN N. WILLIAMS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HELEN N.
WILLIAMS, deceased, File Number PC 09-44,
is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebr-
ing, Florida 33870-3867. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the .decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED 2
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
Is February 8, 2009.
/s/ Suzanne W. Wright
SUZANNE W. WRIGHT, as Personal
Representative of the Estate of
HELEN N. WILLIAMS, deceased
1519 Lake Lotela Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
/s/ Robert C. Sorgini
SORGINI & SORGINI, P.A.
ROBERT C. SORGINI, ATTORNEY
300 North Federal Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Telephone: (561) 585-5000


Florida Bar Number: 321321
February 8, 15, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 282007CA000980AOOOXX
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLINT TOMLINSON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-


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ed January 26, 2009 and entered in Case No.
282007CA000980AOOOXX of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff, and CLINT TOMLIN-
SON; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of Feb-
ruary, 2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 22, IN BLOCK 140, OF PLACID
LAKES, SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, AT PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
LESS THE EAST 11.98 FEET THEREOF.
A/K/A 410 GRISSOM ROAD NW, LAKE
PLACID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on January 28, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07048635 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 8, 15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC08-494
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a
WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB
Plaintiff,
vs.
RODNEY ROSADO; LUCRECIA ROSADO;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 28, 2009, and entered in Case No.
GC08-494 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, where in WACHOVIA MORTGAGE,
FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plain-
tiff and RODNEY ROSADO, LUCRECIA ROSA-
DO, Defendants, I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash on the 24th day of February,
2009, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jury Assembly
Room in Basement Highlands Courthouse,
430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870 the following described property as set
forth in said Default Final Judgment lying and
being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
to wit:
Generally described as being a part of Lot
16, in Block 1, of LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS
SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 92, of the Pub-
lic Records of Highlands County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows: Com-
mence as a Point of Beginning at the North-
east corner of Lot 16; thence North 39025'40'
East along the North boundary of Lot 16, a
distance of 161.84 feet to a point; thence
South 00022' West parallel to and 35 feet
West of the East boundary of Lot 16, a dis-
tance of 37.5 feet to a 'point; thence South
89�25'40" West, a distance of 50.36 feet to a
point; thence South 65�151'52" West, a dis-
tance of 93.79 feet to the Southwest corner of
Lot 16; thence North 18056'30" West along
the Easterly boundary of Lake Josephine
Drive, a distance of 79.02 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILI-
TY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);
1-800-955-8770 (V),.VIA FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE, NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE
CHARGE 'OF UP TO $60 FOR SERVICES IN
MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE
SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED
AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN IT'S DISCRETION,
MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NO-
TICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL
BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
DATED this 29th day of January, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
,STRAUS & EISLER, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
1528 Weston Road
Weston, Florida 33326
(954) 349-9400
February 8, 15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000697
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a
WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM DAVOREN; UNKNOWN TENANT #1
N/K/A JENNIFER MCLEAN; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 N/K/A CHAD ROOP
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 28, 2009, and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-000697 of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit, in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, where in WACHOVIA
MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS
BANK, FSB, Plaintiff and WILLIAM DAVOREN;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER
MCLEAN; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 N/K/A
CHAD ROOP, Defendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash on the 24th day of
February, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., at the Jury As-
sembly Room in Basement Highlands Court-
house, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870 the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Default Final Judgment
lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, to wit:
Lot 9, Block 246, PLACID LAKES SECTION


20, a Subdivision, according to the plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILI-
TY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);
1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY
SERVICE, NOT LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAT THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE
CHARGE OF UP TO $60 FOR SERVICES IN
MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE
SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED
AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN IT'S DISCRETION,
MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NO-
TICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL
BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
DATED this 29th day of January, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT


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By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
STRAUS & EISLER, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
1528 Weston Road
Weston, Florida 33326
(954) 349-9400


February 8, 15, 2009

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER A NEW
LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS, ASSESSMENT
AND DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) ADMINISTRA-
TIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND NOTICE
OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board
of Highlands County is developing a new
Leadership Effectiveness, Assessment, and
Development (LEAD) Administrative Manage-
ment Program. The Board will discuss/ap-
prove future plans to amend the rule at a reg-
ular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, March
10, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Meeting
Room, George Douglass Administration Build-
ing, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If re-
quested by an affected person in writing with-
in 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule de-
velopment workshop will be noticed in a local
newspaper. The request must be submitted to
Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street,
Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of
the proposed amendment is to create a plan
for the selection and development of district
and school-based administrators to provide
high standards of education to meet the
needs of a diverse student population. A sum-
mary of the proposed plan is as follows: The
LEAD Management Program will: (1) Utilize an
online administrative advertisement, applica-
tion and screening system for potential dis-
trict and school-based administrators; (2) De-
velop ongoing leadership capacity and a suc-
cession management plan; (3) Provide rele-
vant, appropriate levels of professional devel-
opment and training to principals, assistant
principals, and aspiring administrators to as-
sist them in becoming "high-performing in-
structional leaders."; (4) Provide relevant, ap-
propriate levels of professional development
and training to district-bases administrative
staff to enhance the level of leadership/mana-
gerial skills and competencies required for job
success; (5) Provide opportunities for leader-
ship growth and development through on-the-
job training, reflective practices, and assigned
field experiences to apply program knowledge
and demonstrate leadership competencies; (6)
Include annual administrative performance
appraisals based on established criteria for
assessment linking rewards to levels of stu-
dent achievement, individual performance and
goal accomplishment, and successful out-
comes of programs, processes, and proce-
dures; conducted by the Superintendent,
his/her designee, or assigned supervising ad-
ministrator; and (7) Promote a continuous im-
provement model for program assessment
and revision utilizing mid-year (mid-program)
and end-of-year (end-of-program) reviews
and surveys to determine satisfaction with
program's/participant's level of preparedness:
observations, performance appraisals, sup-
port team/committee reviews and assess-
ments, collaboration with higher
education/educational leadership program
consultants, regional consortia leadership
professionals, Florida Department of Educa-
tion specialists, and various community or-
ganizations/stakeholders, as well as the candi-
dates' overall success in meeting program
portfolio requirements may be used to deter-
mine success and/or areas of development for
program components.
The specific legal authority includes Sections
1001.41, and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The
School District believes that the proposed rule
or amendment will have no effect on small
business. The School District believes that the
proposed rule or amendment will not result in
substantial increase in costs or prices paid by
consumers, individual industries or state or
local government agencies, and will not result
in significant adverse effects on -competition,
employment, investment, productivity, Inno-
vation or international trade and/or alternative
approaches to the regulatory objective either
do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $200. The estimated annual cost of imple-
menting and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office, George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey),
426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
February 15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-519GCS
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS
ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET
BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RODNEY L. WARD; SUSAN J. WARD; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 29th day of January, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-519GCS, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit In and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITI-
BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET
BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET BACKED-
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-HE3, is the
Plaintiff and RODNEY L. WARD; SUSAN J.
WARD; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
24th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TER-
RACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 96, AND TRANSCRIPT BOOK, PAGE 1,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 29th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court


By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-20659
February 8, 15, 2009


OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 29th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365


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Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-895 GCS
INDYMAC BANK FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM J. JACKSON JR. A/K/A WILLIAM
JACKSON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR QUICKEN LOANS INC.;
ANDREA JACKSON A/K/A ANDERA C.
JACKSON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 2nd day of February, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 08-895 GCS, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein INDYMAC
BANK FSB, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM J.
JACKSON JR. A/K/A WILLIAM JACKSON;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR
QUICKEN LOANS INC.; ANDREA JACKSON
A/K/A ANDERA C. JACKSON; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of March, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 34, IN BLOCK 61, OF SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 3rd day of February, 2009.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-29650
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-549GCS
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAISON CHERIAN A/K/A JAISON C. CHERIAN'
BETTI JOSEPH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BETTI JOSEPH A/K/A JOBI CHERIAN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAISON C. CHERIAN
A/K/A DALIA CHERIAN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 29th day of January, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-549GCS, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUN-
TRUST BANK, is the Plaintiff and JAISON
CHERIAN A/K/A JAISON C. CHERIAN' BETTI
JOSEPH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BETTI JO-
SEPH A/K/A JOBI CHERIAN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAISON C. CHERIAN AK/A DALIA
CHERIAN; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN-
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASE-
MENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the
24th day of February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
SEE EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO
SCHEDULE "A"
A portion of Tract "A", SOMERVALE
DOWNS, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: Com-
mence at the Northwest corner of said Tract
"A"; thence South 00�20'41" East, along the
West line of said Tract "A", a distance of
768.98 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence
North 89048'25" East, a distance of 984.29
feet; thence South 00�24'41" East, a distance
of 442.44 feet; thence South 89048'25" West,
a distance of 984.80 feet to a point lying on
the West line of said Tract "A"; thence North
00*20'41" West, along the West line of said
Tract "A", a distance of 442.44 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Containing 435,600
square feet or 10.00 acres, more or less.
Subject to and together with a 50 foot
nonexclusive ingress and egress easement
described as follows: A portion of Tract "A",
SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35,
of the Public Records of Highlands county,
Florid, being more particularly described as
follows: Commence at the Southwest corner
of said Tract "A"; thence North 89048'25"
East along the North right of way line of West
Josephine Road and the South line of Section
35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East, a dis-
tance of 961.34 feet for the Point of Begin-
ning; thence North 00�24'41" West a distance
of 1,743.38 feet; thence South 89"48'25"
West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence North
00022'41" West, a distance of 50.00 feet;
thence North 89048'25" East, a distance of
1,134.26 feet; thence South 00o26'40" East, a
distance of 50.00 feet; thence South
89o48'25" West, a distance of 542.16 feet;
thence South 00�24'41" East, a distance of
1,743.38 feet to a point lying on the North
right of way line of said West Josephine Road
and the South line of said Section 35, Town-
ship 35 South, Range 28 East; thence South
89o48'25" West, along said South line, a dis-
tance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Containing 143,879 square feet or 3.30 acres,
more or less.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,


Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08003557 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFHLMC-R-
ejayska
*See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 15, 22, 2009


February 8, 15, 2009
NOTICE OF MEETING LOCATION CHANGE
SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
A regular monthly meeting of the South
Florida Community College District Board of
Trustees scheduled to be held Wednesday,
February 25, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the SFCC
Lake Placid Center, has been moved to the
Hardee Campus, 2968 US Hwy 17 N, Bowling
Green, FL. The general public is invited.
A regular monthly meeting of the South
Florida Community College District Board of
Trustees scheduled to be held Wednesday,
March 25, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the SFCC Har-
dee Campus at 6:00 p.m., has been moved to
the Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr.,
Avon Park, FL. The general public is invited.
A regular monthly meeting of the South
Florida Community College District Board of
Trustees scheduled to be held Wednesday,
June 24, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the SFCC High-
lands Campus at 6:00 p.m., has been moved
to the Lake Placid Center, 500 Interlake Blvd.,
Lake Placid, FL. The general public is invited.
General Subject Matter to Be Considered:
Items of interest to the District Board of Trust-
ees, including but not limited to, personnel
matters, policy matters, business affairs, aca-
demic and student affairs, curriculum, grants,
agreements, purchasing/construction, fee
changes, monthly financial report, and other
routine business. A copy of the Agenda may
be obtained by contacting the President's of-
fice at (863) 784-7110.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY
DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD
OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MAT-
TER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT
PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD IN-
CLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
February 15,18,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-394GCS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIZABETH VEGA; WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ELIZABETH VEGA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 2nd day of February, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-394GCS, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff
and ELIZABETH VEGA; WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK, FA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZA-
BETH VEGA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE,
SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASE-
MENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd
day of March, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
ALL OF BLOCK F AND ALL OF BLOCK 0,
LAKEMONT ESTATES SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 128, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER.THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 3rd day of February, 2009.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-12675
February 15, 22, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000194
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANK P. MOORE, IV, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
January 14, 2009 and entered in Case No. 28-
2008-CA-000194 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC., is the Plaintiff, and
FRANK P. MOORE, IV; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FRANK P. MOORE, IV; CHRISTO-
PHER MICHAEL MOORE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL
MOORE N/K/A JAMIS MOORE N/K/A JAMIS
MOORE; JAMES E. TOMPKINS, AS TRUSTEE;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 3rd
day of March, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 214, A RESUBDIVISION OF
PLACID LAKES, SECTION SEVEN, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 72, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 302 ANDERSON STREET NORTH-
EAST, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 2, 2009.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018


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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-488GCS
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
MORGAN STANLEY MSAC 2006-WMC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BHOWANIE PURAN, etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
February 2, 2009 and entered in Case No. 28-
2008-CA-488GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida Wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
MORGAN STANLEY MSAC 2006-WMC1, is
the Plaintiff, and BHOWANIE PURAN; CITY OF
SEBRING; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on
the 3rd day of March, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
EAST 3 FEET OF LOT 3 ALL LOTS 4, AND
LOT 5 LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, IN BLOCK
155, OF SEBRING HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 97, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4509 KENILWORTH BOULEVARD,
SEBRING, FL 33870
Any person claiming.an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 3,2009.
* Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08031616 CHASEBPRDIR-CONV-R-cgonza-
lez
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000763
CIVIL DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JUANA LOPEZ AND HERMINIO SANTA, WIFE
AND HUSBAND,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY.GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 1, 2008, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-000763 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and
JUANA LOPEZ AND HERMINIO SANTA, WIFE
AND HUSBAND are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on March
3, 2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 391, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 18, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 27 (3 PAGES), OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS'COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED 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
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 2nd day
of December, 2008.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: Is/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-101147
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 282008CA001165XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE6,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MOYENNE TELCIUS, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclo-
sure dated December 1, 2008, and entered in
Case No. 282008CA001165XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,
Florida, wherein LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES
2006-HE6, is Plaintiff and MOYENNE TEL-
CIUS; MARIE PAMPHILE; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will


sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of
the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at
Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 3rd day of March, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 834, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court
not later than five business days prior to the
proceeding at the Highlands County Court-
house. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.


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DATED at Sebring, Florida, on December
2,2008.
LUKE BROKER
As Clerk , Circuit Court
By:/s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A
Attorneys for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 11438
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Phone: (954) 564-0071
February 15, 22, 2009


PUBLIC NOTICE
Avon Park Air Force Range
Restoration Advisory Board
Meeting Notice
The next meeting of the Avon Park Air Force
Range (AFR) Restoration Advisory Board
(RAB) will be held on Wednesday, February
18, 2009, at the Avon Park Community Cen-
ter, 310 W. Main Street, Avon Park, Florida
starting at 6:30 P.M. The purpose of the RAB
is to provide an update on the Performance
Based Remediation project and allow the pub-
lic to provide input on environmental restora-
tion activities at the Avon Park AFR. This is an
opportunity for members of the local com-
munity to ask questions they might have.
Members of the public are invited and encour-
aged to attend. Additional information may be
obtained by contacting Mike Stevens
michael.stevens@avonoark.macdill.af.mil
863-452-4119,ext.325.
February 8, 15, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-08-338
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS R. MCOUEARY, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE ,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case now
pending in said Court, the style of which is in-
dicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 at 11:00 A.M.,
on the 24th day of February, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Or-
der or Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION
EXHIBIT "A"
Tracts 10 and 11 of an unrecorded subdivi-
sion in Government Lot 3, Section 32, Town-
ship 34 South, Range 29 East, more particu-
larly described as follows:
Commence at a point where the west right-of-
way line of Lakeview Drive intersects with the
north line of Government Lot 3, Section 32,
Township 34 South, Range 29 East; thence
run South 13'00" East along said West right-
of-way line of Lakeview Drive for a distance of
127.07 feet for a point of beginning; thence
run South 88�57'00" West for a distance of
124 feet; thence run South 1�3'00" East for a
distance of 117.50 feet for a point in the north
line of SEBRING SHORES SUBDIVISION per
the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 122
1of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida, thence run North 88057'00" East
along said north line of SEBRING SHORES
SUBDIVISION for a distance of 124.00 feet to
a point on the West right-of-way line of Lake-
view Drive; thence run North. 1�3'00" West
along said West right-of-way line of Lakeview
Drive for a distance of 117.50 feet to-a POINT
OF BEGINNING (subject to road and utility
easement over the North 12.5 Feet thereof)
Together with an easement for ingress and
egress from. caption property to lakeview
Drive over road shown on May of Survey at-
tached hereto and made a part hereof, and
over a 5 foot pedestrian path to Lake Jack-
son.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST-IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
ORDERED at HIGHLANDS County, Flori-
da, this 27th day of JANUARY, 2009.
/S/ Robert W. Germaine
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HIGHLANDS, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 670-2299
STM-C-1610NL
January 8,15, 2009
SUBCONTRACTORS NOTICE of Bid Request
Notice of Intent to Accept Proposals/Bids
For Construction of
Wakehatchee Park Phase 1
Lodge Construction, Inc. the Construction
Manager for the named project will be accept-
ing bids for the work related to bid package
scope for the project known as Wakehatchee
Park Phase 1. The project is located adjacent
to Lexington Middle School, Lee County, FL.
General Scope:
Construction of a 25 acre park only. Full site
development will be required.
Time Frame for Start to Finish:
Work is scheduled to commence in April 2009
and be complete by December 2009.
Owner:
Lee County Board of County Commissioners
Architect:
Michael Redd & Associates
Mandatory Pre-BId Meeting:
Thursday February 26, 2009 at Lodge Con-
struction office, either at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm
Bids will be received at the office of Lodge
Construction, Inc. on the following date and
time:
MARCH 19, 2009 @ 3:00 P.M.
For Bid Packages: #02a-Site Development
#02b-Site Utilities #02c-Fencing #02d-Land-
scape/llrrigation/Sod #02e-Survey #02f-Pest
Control #03a-Concrete/Masonry #06a-Carpen-
try #07a-Roofing #07b-Building Insulation &
Acoustic Assemblies #08a-Doors
/Frames/Hardware #09a-Metal Framing/Dry-
wall/Stucco #09b-Painting/Joint Sealants/Wa-
terproofing #09c-Floor Coverings #10a-Spe-
cialties #12a-Casework #15a-Plumbing #15c-
HVAC #16a-Electrical
Bid Documents
Interested bidders should contact Lodge Con-
struction; Inc. Bid Documents will be ready
on Monday February 16, 2009 after 9:00 am.
To arrange to pick up Bid Documents, contact:
Tammy Kaminski; Project Manager at Lodge
Construction, Inc. Phone No. 239-332-4371
or fax: 239-332-0218 or email tammy@lodge-
construction.com.
Plans will also be available in the Dodge Plan
room


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1055 County Legals
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Connissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size. and leading as per Ineir
specifications
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCCI
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC). High-
lands County Sebsng, Florida. will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services
RFP 09-029 CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR DEVELOP-
MENT OF A COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION
PLAN (CWPP NIGP CODE No. 918-00
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners is
seeking Consulalnt Services of firms or qualified indi-
viduals. These services are generally described above
Determination of vendor qualifications for the above
project will be through a selection process and will be
based on the vendor's proposal which is to be com-
pleted and submitted in accordance with the RFP
specifications and Firm's ability to provide: A Com-
munity Wildfire Protection Plan. RFP with criteria, re-
quirements, copy of scope of work and grant docu-
mentation may be downloaded from the web'
www.hcbcc.net or will be provided upon written re-
quest by contacting. Director, Gerald (Jed) Secory,
CPPO, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing
Department 4320 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida
33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6523; Fax. 863-402-
6735; or by E-Mail: asecorv@hcbcc.o or Danielle
Gilbert. CPPB. Highlands County Purchasing Analyst.
Phnn RfR-4n2-5Ri59d4 F-ma.il dnoilhoihrfchnrn0


Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title "RFP 09-029 - CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR
DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGHLANDS COUNTY COM-
MUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN NIGP CODE
No 918-00" so as to identify the enclosed proposal.
Each submittal shall include nL1)Q[rigi~antd sev-
en (7 copies of the proposal Proposals must be de-
livered to Highlands County Purchasing Department,
4320 George Blvd., Sebring. FL 33875-5803. so as to
reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M.. Thursday.
March 19, 2009. at which time they will be opened.
Proposals received later than the date and time as
specified will te rejected. The Board will not be re-
sponsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are
incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or
any other type of delivery service. One or more Coun-
ty Commissioners may be in attendance at the pro-
posal opening. Highlands County Local Preference
Policy will apply to the award of this RFP. The High-
lands County Board of County Commissioners
(HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the light to accept or re-
ject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and the
determination ol this award. if an award is made, will
be based on the ranking of each vendor's proposal
The Board reserves tle right to waive irregularities in
the proposal The Board of County Commissioners of
Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate
upon,the basis of any individual's disability status.
This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect
of the Board's functions, including one's access to,
participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Highlands County is an equal op-
portunity employer, a fair housing advocate and a
handicap accessible jurisdiction. Anyone requiring
reasonable accommodation as provided for in the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section
286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Mi-
nor, ADA Coordinator at. 863-402-6510 (Voice), or
via Florida Relay' Service 711, or by e-mail*
jmlnor@hcbcc.orn. Requests for CART or interpreter
services should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service
Board of County Commissioners:
Purchasing Department, Highlands County, Florida
Website wwW.hcbcc.net
February 15, 22, 2009


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Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
FSBO- 2/1, A.P. Close to
Wal-Mart. Also 3/2 in Sebrng, priced @
$55 per sq ft. Possible owner financing.
Ready to Move In! Won't last long. Call
for details. 863-655-4000. Private.

PALM HARBOR
4/2 - 2,000sq ft
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $499 per month
800-622-2832

4060 Homes for Sale
S 04 6 Avon Park
Avon Park Lakes 2/2/1CG
Family room w/fireplace. Screened
patio, fully furnished. New metal roof,
lot 100 X 160. $135,000. 863-452-0019.
AVON PARK Newly remodeled 2BR, 1BA
home in Avon Park Lakes, 2573 W. Seville Dr.
Stove, fridge, dishwasher, W/D, new roof,
lawn irrigation on well. $62,500. 863-471-
8012

4080 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
OWNER WILL FINANCE -207 Dozier St.
Harder all. Golf Course in front & back.
New 3/2/2. Beautiful kitchen, granite tops,
beautiful tile work. Open House Sunday
$219,000. Cell 561-452-1112 or
561-254-0124 or 561-622-4242.

SEBRING - OPEN HOUSE @ Builder's Model
in desirable Vantage Point Development, 3249
Pointe West, Sat, Feb 14th & Sun, Feb 15th.
2PM-4PM. 2br, 2ba, never lived in; clubhouse
w/pool. HOA $75/mo, includes lawn
mowing/watering. Quiet neighborhood con-
venient to shopping. $139,900.18 yrs and
older. Call for details 440-552-8709.

SEBRING: LAKEFRONT: EXCEPTIONAL
2BR, 2.5BA, 2CG Home on Lake Josephine.
(Over 2500 sq ft living area). 507 Lake
Josephine Shores Rd., 130 ft catwalk to
boathouse, back patio, marble foyer
entrance, tile baths & lots more!
Adjacent lot on lake also available.
$425K. Call 863-655-2235.
SEE TO APPRECIATE!!


4100 Homes for Sale
T4'OO Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$199,000. 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.
4 160 CommercialPropertySale
4160 For Sale
SEBRING 6-UNIT APT Building w/ over 100 ft
Dinner Lake frontage. $350,000.
LAKE PLACID 4-Unit APT Building w/ over
100 ft Lake Huntley frontage. $300,000.
For more information call 773-868-6666.
170 Lakefront Property
417 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
Arizona Land, BIG LOTS
$0 down $0 interest. Best Land, Best Terms
Nationwide GUARANTEED or Your Money
Back. Starting at $129/mth.
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Pre-Recorded Message 1-800-631-8164.
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.


4260 Acreage for Sale
TEXAS LAND SALEII
20 Acres, $0 Down. Only $15,900, $159/
mo. Near Booming El Paso. Beautiful
Mountain Views. No Credit Checks.
Money Back Guarantee. Roads/Surveyed.
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4300 Out-of-Town Properly
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Mobile Homes
For Sale


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

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


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


6000
Rentals


6050 Duplexes for Rent
1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2BR/1 BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to shopping.
$550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security.
Call 863-465-0075.
PLACID LAKES - 28R/2BA furnished/un-
furnished, C/H/A, new carpet/tile, W/D.
One w/carport. Seasonal/short term/
annually. 863-699-0045
Sebring-4103 Sparta Rd. Cracker Trail
Elementary area. Freshly painted 2BR/
1/BA, central air/heat. Utility with w/d,
lawn maint. incl. No pets. $560/mo. +
sec. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810.
SEBRING-N E W Con'struction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /lCG.,$800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

2O0 Unfurnished
60 Apartments
*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $575 & $765
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play
ground. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK - studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
BAYSIDE APARTMENTS - Special Rates Now
Available. Now Renting
1 & 2 BR Studio Apartments.,
Security deposit required.
729 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
863-385-2063.
BEAUTIFUL APTS
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the hill,
turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(8631446-1822
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.
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
N E W refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953


6250 Furnished Houses
AP-2BR/1BA located in Avon Park Lakes.
$600/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call 863-452-1632.

6300 Unfurnished Houses
2BR/1 BA 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 3BR, 2BA in Sylvan Shores.
Large privacy fenced back yard, pets consid-
ered. $750 month + 1st & security. Please call
863-633-9097 for more Information.

SEBRING AREA - 3BR /2BA, 39R/1.5BA
$550/mo: 3BR/1BA, $600/mo. '
2BR/18A Duplex, $450/mo.
1 BR/IBA Apt, $400/mo, water incl.
CALL 863-655-3504
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


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

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7310 Bargain Buys


(1) 15 speed 24" boys bike. $65.
Call 863-453-5631.


6400 Rooms for Rent
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.

6550 Warehouses for Rent
Warehouse or Office Space For Rent
1200sq ft on busy street near downtown
Sebring. Call 863-385-8738
for more information.
A6600 .Business & Offices
6O 0 For Rent
DOWNTOWN SEBRING- High rent draining
your bottom line? Office Space as low as
$299 Per Month plus tax. 200-1400Sq ft avail-
able. A/C, Electric included. Full sized elevator,
access to conference room. Low cost DSL
avail. (863)-385-1705 www.hainzcenter.com


7000
Merchandise


7140 Computers & Supplies
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Brand Name laptops & Desktops
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Smallest weekly payments avail.
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7180 Furniture

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


(1) heavy duty 12 gauge 3 wire electric cord.
$50. (1) 50ft heavy duty 12 gauge 3 wire
electric cord. $30. Call 863-453-5631.
(2) Exterior post lights (lamps), new. $60.
Call 863-873-3801.
(2) roofing torches & tanks, good cond. $75
each. (1) 1.5" HP Craftman air compressor.
$85. Call 863-453-5631..
Adjustable electric bed w/air-spring mattress.
Hardly used, asking $500 OBO. Must sell.
Call 863-382-3368.
ART TABLE Professional, many
positional, $49.
BAND SAW Wood Cutting, 3/4 hp, cast iron
14" cutting capacity w/2 Ig boxes of assorted
blades, $400. 863-214-1983
BLOOD PRESSURE Cuff, electronic,
wrist style, $20. 863-655-0873.
CAMCORDER (Sharp) all accessories,
$100. Cell #740-507-3430
CAMERA POLAROID Instant Spectra AF,
lifetime warranty, still in box. $25 OBO.
863-465-1091.
Golf bags w/clubs & balls. $25.
Call 863-873-3801.
GOLF CLUBS. Antique; brassie, spoon.
Both, $20. Please caN 863-452-1618.
GRINDER Craftsman Industrial rated 1/2 hp.
Totally enclosed ball bearing capacitator mo-
tor. $75. 863-214-1983.
NECKLACE Porshe or Mercedes,
$35. 863-214-1965.
Pool table w/accessories, heavy slate, good
felt, 4' X 8'. $135. Call 863-381-3254.
RECLINERS (2) $19 each.
863-214-1965.
ROTO-TILLER MID-BOLENS, 5.5 H.P., used 1
hour. Call Jeff 863-257-4012, 863-453-4801
or 863-257-3728.
RV washer/dryer combo, Splendide ventless
model 5200, like new & used very little. 1/2
price, $500. Call 863-314-9966.
SCOOTER 2005, Gas, Sun LLB, 50 qt 6,139
miles, $300 OBO. 863-465-1091.
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VACUUM Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright. Excel-
lent condition, new belt & bag. $20. Please
call 863-402-2285.

SERVING CART w/coaster rollers & 2
glass shelves, BEAUTIFUL. $25. 863-
382-6006.
Shelves, metal, free standing, heavy duty plus
wall shelving. $50. Call 863-873-3801.
SISSY BAR for Motorcycle. $19.
863-214-1965
STEAM IRON
& Ironing Board. $20.
863-655-0873.
Tires (4), 215 X 65 X 16, good thread, $120.
Call 863-873-3801
TV 20" Sony Color,
$45 OBO. 863-781-3757.


News-Sun * Sunday, February 15, 2009


5050 Mobile Homes
5050 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, 1ba,
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


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7310 Bargain Buys
(1) 71/4" Craftman electric saw, very good
cond. $25. (1) 1/4" electric skill driver
drill, variable speed & reversible, very good
cond. $25. Call 863-453-5631


7310 Bargain Buys
Vacuum- Bissel wide power track. $20. Call
863-873-3801.
WALL UNIT "The Classic", new,
$69. 863-214-1965.

WASHER/DRYER Combo for RV, Splendide
ventless model 5200, like new, used very
little. 1/2 price $500. 863-314-9966
WOOD SANDER Craftsman, good condi-
tion, $15. Please call 863-452-1618.
CRASH BARS for motorcycle. $15.
863-214-1965.


7320 Garage-& Yard Sales
AVON PARK HAIR DEPOT- 2650 US 27,
North, Sun, Feb 15th. Nice Furniture, Tools,
Antiques, Milk Cans, Toys, Tables, Chairs,
Dolls, Pictures, Lamps, & LOTS OF MISC!
LP-COVERED BRIDGE Annual Fair Sat 2/21,
8-2PM, White Elephant, Bake, Food, Plants,
Clothing, Jewelry, Material, Furniture, Drawing
for Handmade Quilt, Cash prizes, and more!
Take HWY 27 to Lk. Francis Rd.-follow signs.
SEBRING 1501 Iris Ave, end of
Lakewood Rd, Feb 19-20-21, 8-?
Lots of kids stuff, clothes, toys, etc.
LOTS OF MISC.
SEBRING Dinner Lake Haven Mobile
Park, In Clubhouse. ANNUAL RUMAGE
SALE. Feb 21st 8 am - 2 pm. Lots of
treasures for all! 2900 St Rd 17, North.
SEBRING- ANNUAL Yard Sale
Highland Oaks RV Park (Hwy 27 & 98), follow
signs. 8am-1pm, Sat. Feb 21st
LARGE VARIETY OF ITEMS!!


7420 Air Conditioning
Need Heat or Air? We have New Units for
LESS! 2-5 ton package or split systems w/10
'year warranty. Free delivery or installation
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Call 813-850-6289.

7520 pets & Supplies
2 Teacup Yorkie puppies free to good home.
they are vet checked and very friendly, if
interested contact me @
ierrviones024@omail.com
KITTENS (4) FREE TO GOOD HOME.
Beautiful, wormed, litter box trained...READY
for a family of their own! Call 863-840-9046..

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

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


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8000
Recreation


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

84 00 Recreational Vehicle
1995, 23ft "Born Free" motor home (Cadillac
of motor homes). 98,000 miles, engine in ex-
cellent condition. This unit has an extensive
list of adjustments,, repairs and replacements,
such as: complete brake job, including master
cylinder, new air shocks, alternator, good
tires, engine tuned. Must see to appreciate.
Owned by a mechanic and was conditioned
for extensive travel. $1,000's spent on condi-
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to $15,500. Includes RV cover, etc. Call 863-
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9000
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Five-Day forecast for Highlands County


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MONDAY


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s,, un pleasant

High 79/Low 53 High 75/Low 41
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*...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday
...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday
*.,.6 or 7, water only on Thursday
*...8 or 9*, water only on Friday
Sand locations without a
discernible address


Today Sunrise .... 7:01 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:19 p.m.
Moonrise .......... none
Moonset .. 10:36 a.m.
Monday Sunrise .... 7:01 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:20 p.m.
Moonrise 12:34 a.m.
Moonset.. 11:16 a.m.


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w through the mountain passes. In the East, showers will linger over the Southeast.


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Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
In Lake Placid)
High Wednesday ................. 79
Low Wednesday .................... 48
High Thursday ...................... 86
Low Thursday .......................... 54
High Friday ........................... ... 84
Low Friday ............................. 58
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Wednesday ........................ 0.00"
Thursday ...........................0.00"
Friday .............................. 0.00"
Month to date ...................... 0.36"
Year to date ........................ 1.09"
Barometer
Wednesday ...................... 30.29
Thursday ......................... 30.25


Friday ... ..................30.22
Tides
(Readings at St. Petersburg)
High ............................ 6:34 a.m.
Low ..................... 12:09 a.m.
High ............................ 5:10 p.m.
Low .......................... 10:29 a.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ......................... 12:32 a.m.
Low .............................. 6:28 a.m.
High ......................... 12:37 p.m.
Low ............................ 6:53 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ................... 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee .............. 13.17'
Normal ............................ 14.51'


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Ft. Laud. Bch 80 62 s 78 56 s 72 60 s
Fort Myers 80 60 pc 77 48 s 72 54 s
Gainesville 70 49 r 68 33 s 68 45 s
Homestead AFB 82 61 s 7I 55 3 73 S, s
Jacksonville 64 47 r 62 34 s 63 44 s
KeyWesi 78 67 s 72 60 s 71 64 s
Miami 82 63 s 79 56s a 7360 s
Onando 76 56 I 70 45s 69 50 s
Pensacola 66 40 r 63 39 s 60 54 pc
Sarasota 75 56 pc 73 45 s 70 52 a
Tallanassee 67 42 r 64 29 s 64 44 pc
Tampa 76 56 t 71 44 s 69 53 s
W.PalmBch 80 58 pc 77 53 s. 72 57 s


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Atlanta 56 34 sn
Ballinie -.15 ' 7 s
Birmingham 58 33 sh
Boslon 36 25 s
Cn3arotte 56 34 pi
Cheyenne 36 19 pc
Chicago 34 18 c
Cla.rlsnd 34 20 c
Columbus 36 24 c
Dallas 60 39 pc
Denver 42 20 pc
DeoaWt 56 21 c
Harnsturq 44 24 s


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56 33 s
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35 25 pc
47 25 s
48 23 pc
35 26 pc
32 21 pc
38 22 s
59 48 pc
52 24 pc
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52 34 s
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41 32 c
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44 34 pc
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Houston
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Kansas City
Lexington
Little Rock
Los Angeles
Louisville
Memphis
Miami
Minneapolis
Nashville
New Orleans


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80 67 s
68 46 C
38 2'3 :
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46 24 C
52 32 pc
62 48 pc
44 27 c
54 33 pc
82 63 s
26 13 pc
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62 49 c
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44 25 s
52 35 pc
58 47 r
47 29 s
50 36 pc
79 56 s
30 19 c
49 31 s
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70 81 ah
44 36 pc
63 44 s
53 31 pc
47 36 s
55 51 pc
56 44 pc
49 41 s
55 53 pc
73 60s
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55 43 S
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Norfolk 44 34 i
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Phiadelphia 4 F. IF
Phoenix 68 47 c
Pmtsouign 37 20 c
Portland 32 18 pc
Raleigh 54 33 pc
Rochealter 32 1 pc
St LOuiS 39 23 c
San Francisco 58 48 r
Seattle 46 35 c
Tampa '6 5i6 I
Washington DC46 30 s


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42 32 pc
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48 35 c
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46 37 c
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Hong Kong
Jerusalem
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77 72 pc
61 43 s
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Moniieal 25 16 pc
Nice 53 37 p
Ottawa 24 8pc
Ouece: 25 16 sl
Rio de Janeiro 83 75 c
Syaney - 70.68 r
Toronto '32 14 pc
Vancouver 44 29 c
Winnipeg 7 2 pc


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sh-showers. t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries.
n-snow, I-ice.


Countryside 4-H


Highlands County Fair


2009 Champions


Megan Stein

* Grand
Champion
Reserve
Rabbit -
Doe


* Blue Ribbon A
* Sbowmanshbi


Countryside 4H
countryside4Hclub@yahoo.com


Grace Duncan

Garcia.

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Faculty, 4H Agent

April Butler

402-6540
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SECTION




SPORTS

News-Sun


Lady Streak run comes to an end


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.con
LAKELAND - The Lady
Blue Streaks surprising rise
in the District 10-4A
Tournament was behind them
and a regional quarterfinal
contest with District 9 cham-
pion Lakeland Kathleen was
at hand.
The 21-4 Lady Red Devils
were the odds-on favorite,
.but as they had found their
aim toward the end of the
season, Sebring came
close to bucking those Kat
odds before finally
falling 39-27 in a
game much closer than 3
the final margin Sel
alludes to.
"We did a real good
job defensively, that is
our staple," head
coach Mike Lee said. "We
just had a hard time finding
points."
They weren't so much
needed, or at least were com-
ing often enough as that sta-
ple of a defense shut down a
normally potent Kathleen
attack.
"I had talked to coaches
and knew we had to keep
*Jasmine Singleton in check,"
Lee said. "We did a good job
of that, but they are such a
talented, deep and well-
coached team."
Singleton was kept in sin-


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p.:
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gle digits with nine points on
the night - four of those as
she both opened and closed
the first period with buckets.
But in between, Sebring
got a 12-footer from Jerica
Moore, a follow from Tangie
McCullors and a short
jumper from Maxime Copley
to offset hoops by Ashauntie
Cox and Brierra Edmond to
trail just 8-6.
The second quarter was
where the lack of offense did
show up as the Devil
leen press created a few
more turnovers and
held the Streaks
scoreless for most of
ing the eight minutes until
1 Shannon Williams got
on the board with a
put-back.


"That's something we've
had trouble with all year,"
Lee said of the full-court
pressure. "We broke it at
times tonight, but there were
times it got us."
Fortunately, the defense
was still being stingy in giv-
ing up just another eight
points and, though the lead
increased, it was still a man-
ageable 16-8 at the half.
Williams, fighting through
illness all week was being
taken care of by Lee with
multiple substitutions to keep
her and the Sebring players
as fresh as could be to keep


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
The battle was joined Thursday night as Sebring's Hannah
Shoop and Kathleen's Tashima Coleman go after this
rebound. But the Lady Red Devils were a bit too much for
the Blue Streaks and ended their surprising run in the
state regional quarterfinals.


up the defensive intensity.
The rest helped as
Williams broke through for
four points in the third, cou-
pled with a basket each from


McCullors and Copley to
outscore Kathleen 8-6 and
make it 22-16 going into the
fourth.

Continued on page 3B


PAGE


LIVING


Sunday, February 15, 2009


Dragons Drop


Heartbreaker


By DONALD RIDGEWAY
News-Sun correspondent
Lake Placid came back
from five points down late
in the game, but Mulberry's
Lee Amos sank a fade-away
jumper to push the Panthers
over the Dragons, 71-70, in
the opener of the District 8-
3A tourney at McKeel
Academy in Lakeland.
The close contest could
have been predicted -
Mulberry won both games
this season with margins of
one and three points. u
"This is heart- M
breaking," said an
emotional Green
Dragon coach David Lake
Veley. "Our kids
went . out and
scrapped. They
played one of their
better games this season. If
a couple things would have
gone differently it would be
us playing on Saturday."
The Dragons and the
Panthers played even in the
opening eight minutes of
the game as both teams
were tied 18-18 when the
buzzer sounded.
Lake Placid won the bat-
tle in the paint as Andre
Wilson had 11 points while
Travalier Sholtz had five.


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The Dragons offense
caught fire in the second
quarter behind Sholtz' 10
points, but he had to leave
early because of foul trouble.
Lake Placid went into
intermission with a 37-33
lead.
Mulberry got impressive
play in the second quarter
from Amos who had nine of
his game-high 37 points.
The Panthers refused to
be outdone and came out in
the second half and
jerry played strong thanks
in part to Amos who
1 had 12 points in the
third quarter.
lacid Avery Young led
the way for Lake
Placid in the third
quarter as he dished
in eight points.
Heading into the fourth
quarter the Panthers were
clinging to a 51-50 lead that
would prove to be just
enough.
Early in the fourth quar-
ter, Sholtz was called for
his fifth foul on a question-
able call. The other official
on the court tried to help
correct the call to no avail.
With Sholtz on the bench
the Dragons were forced to

Continued on page 4B


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Chevis Hicks leaps toward home plate and his happy
teammates after his solo home run during Avon Parks'
9-2 win over Clewiston Friday.

Devils deck Clewiston

in First Pitch


By EDBALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The
Red Devils put one away in
the pre-season when they
out-batted Clewiston 9-2
Friday night in the Avon
Park First-Pitch Classic.
Although the De\ils hit
early in the first, it %as the
top of the third and a Buddy
Duke hit that started the
rally that put Avon Park out
in front 4-0.
"Buddy hit well. He was
struggling a bit with actual-
ly connecting with the ball
until he discovered that his
prescription on his glasses
were wrong," head coach
Mort Jackson said. "I am


glad that he found the right
prescription, he's got it
right and now he is hitting
well."
Duke racked up three
RBI along with his three
hits.
Chevis Hicks also hit
well, smacking a solo
homer in the sixth.
"Our number four hitter
is out right now, but if
Chevis keeps hitting like he
did tonight we are going to
have to make sure he has a
spot in the top four next
week," Jackson said.
The boys in red were
able to hang tough on
Continued on page 4B


Streaks handle Hardee

. : $ , By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
ARCADIA - Cinderella
was on a mad dash to get to
the ball and had disposed of
one big, bad step-sister to get
a bit closer.
But the carriage was
knocked off the road by the
Blue Streaks Friday night as
Hardee's run toward the dis-
trict title game came to an
end with an 89-73 Sebring
win.
"I have to give them a lot
of credit," Sebring head
coach Princeton Harris said
afterward. "They played with
Sa lot of heart
Sebring, and gave us
all we could
89 handle."
That was
Hardee for sure as,
though vastly
3 undersized,
3' the Wildcats
came out scratching from the
get-go.
Whereas inij its' upset of
Avon Park Monday, Hardee's
comeback evolved as the
game went on, they didn't
seem to want to wait that
long Friday night.
It was just after Jake
Trussell opened the scoring
with two jumpers that the
'cats came back.
News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Tying it at 6-6, then again
Jake Trussell floats toward the hoop for two of his team-high 19 points over Hardee's at 14-14 and 16-16 before
Keshun Rivers in Sebring's 89-73 win over the Wildcats in a District 10-4A semifinal con-
test Friday night. Continued on page 3B


Special athlete determined to compete


"..





Courtesy photo
Special STARS athlete Maria Rivera, of Avon Park,
pushes the puck down the court in shuffleboard
Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake.


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Monday was
a day for pitching, rolling and
shuffling at Reflections on
Silver Lake as Special STARS
athletes competed in the Senior
Games.
Approximately 50 senior
athletes with disabilities com-
peted for ribbons in horse-
shoes, bocce and shuffleboard
at the local mobile home park.
Volunteers in the park assisted
with three days of training and
the final day of competition.
All athletes received awards
for their accomplishments at
the Senior Games during a cer-
emony in the clubhouse. John
Sala, with Little Lambs
Ministries in Sebring. provided


music prior to the awards being
handed out.
One athlete in particular
shined above all the rest.
Maria Rivera, of Avon Park,
may have a learning disability
but she has the heart of a true
champion. Her eagerness to
compete in shuffleboard
became very obvious when she
took to the courts on Monday.
Rivera's mother, Anna,
passed away Sunday night but
that didn't stop her from want-
ing to compete.
She called Special STARS
Coordinator Cindy Marshall
that very same night to first tell
her about her mother and then
to reassure Marshall that she
would be at the games.


"I wanted to compete,"
Rivera said. "This was my first
time to do shuffleboard. I
worked hard at it."
The reward at the end of the
training was something Rivera
was striving toward and drove her
heart to the courts on that day.
Although her training scores
put her in the middle division,
it did not stop her from reach-
ing for the top.
"Maria not only won her
division but she by far out-did
the entire league of shuffle-
board players by scoring 75
points," Marshall said. "Her
mother was looking down at
her from heaven that day and
smiling ever so big."
When the announcement came


'I can't believe I

did it.'

MARIA RIVERA
STARS shuffleboard champ
during the awards ceremony that
Rivera was the overall winner in
shuffleboard, she gently covered
her face with her hands and
weeped with joy and pride.
"I can't believe I did it,"
Rivera said.
She returned home holding
all so tightly to her blue ribbon
and showed it to her father and
family members.
Even in a time of sorrow
they found a ray of hope shin-
ing on them as they heard about
Rivera's accomplishments.










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News-Sun * Sunday, February 15, 2009


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 44 11 .800 -
Philadelphia 27 24.529 15
New Jersey 24 29.453 19
sew York 21 31 .40421Y
Toronto 21 34 .382 23
Southeast Division
W L Pet GB
6rlando 38 13 .745 -
Atlanta 31 21 .596 7%
Miami 28 24.53810%
Charlotte 21 31 .40417%Y
Washington 11 42.208 28
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 40 11 .784 -
Detroit 27 24 .529 13
Milwaukee 26 29 .473 16
Chicago 23 30.434 18
Indiana 21 33 .38920%
- WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 35 16 .686 -
Houston 32 21 .604 4
New Orleans 30 20 .600 4%
Dallas 31 21 .596 4%
Memphis 15 37.288 20Y
Northwest Division
W L Pet GB
Denver 36 17 .679 -
Portland 32 20 .615 3%
Utah 30 23 .566 6
Minnesota 17 34 .333 18
Oklahoma City 13 40.245 23
Pacific Division
W L Pet GB
L.A. Lakers 42 10 .808 -
Phoenix 28 23.54913%
Golden State 19 35.352 24
L.A. Clippers 13 40.245292
Sacramento 11 43 .204 32
Thursday's Games
Miami 95, Chicago 93
Boston 99, Dallas 92
Golden State 105, Portland 98
Friday's Games
No games scheduled
Saturday's Games
No games scheduled
Sunday's Game
All-Star game at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
SW L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 36 17 3 75 173 136
N.Y. Rangers 30 20 6 66141155
Philadelphia 28 16 9 65169158
Pittsburgh 27 24 5 59169169
N.Y. Islanders 16 32 6 38133182
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 39 10 7 85190127
Montreal 30 20 6 66 170 168.
Buffalo 29 21 6 64168156
Toronto 20 25 10 50165204
Ottawa 20 25 8 48130152
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 34 16 5 73182160
Florida 28 19 8 64158151
Carolina 27 23 5 59142161
TampaBay, 19 25 11 49141 171
Atlanta 19 32 5 43157194
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 37 12 7 81210162
Chicago 30 15 8 68175135
Columbus 27 23 5 59148154
Nashville 26 26 3 55135156
St. Louis 23 25 7 53158171
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 32 18 5 69171160
Vancouver 26 21 8 60165161
Minnesota 28 23 3 59139124
Edmonton 27 23 4 58153168
Colorado 25 30 1 51150173
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 37 7 9 83183129
Dallas 27 20 7 61164 166
fnaheim 28 24 5 61159158
Los'Angeles 24 22 7 55 138147
Phoenix 25 26 5 55140168
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Thursday's Games
Florida 5, Carolina 0
bttawa 5, Philadelphia 2
Petroit'4, Minnesota 2
Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 4
lashville 4, St. Louis 3, SO
Vancouver 4, Phoenix 3
Calgary 2, Los Angeles 0
Friday's Games
New Jersey 1, Boston 0
Columbus 3, Detroit 2
Buffalo 6, San Jose 5, SO
Florida 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, SO
St. Louis 1, Chicago 0
Dallas 2, Vancouver 1
Montreal 4, Colorado 2
Saturday's Games
N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, late
Edmonton at Los Angeles, late
Columbus at Carolina, late
Pittsburgh at Toronto, late
Washington at Tampa Bay, late
Boston at Nashville, late
Ottawa at Minnesota, late
Dallas at Chicago, late
Calgary at Phoenix, late
Sunday's Games
Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30
p.m.
San Jose at New Jersey, 3 p.m.
Colorado at Detroit, 5 p.m.
Washington at Florida, 5 p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Atlanta at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Montreal at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Top 25 Fared
Thursday
J. Connecticut (23-1) did not play. Next:
-at Seton Hall, Saturday, late.
2. Oklahoma (24-1) did not play. Next:
vs. Texas Tech, Saturday, late.
3. North Carolina (22-2) did not play.
Next: at Miami, Sunday.
4. Pittsburgh (22-2) did not play. Next:
'vs. Cincinnati, Saturday, late.
5. Louisville (18-5) lost to Notre Dame
90-57. 'Next: vs. DePaul, Sunday.
6. Duke (20-4) did not play. Next: at
:Boston College, Sunday.
7. Wake Forest (18-4) did not play.Next:
*vs. No. 25 Florida St, Saturday, late.
,8. Memphis (21-3) did not play. Next: at


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SUNDAY
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North Carolina at Miami ............. SUN
Pittsburgh at Connecticut ............ ESPN
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TUESDAY
Michigan St. at Purdue .............. ESPN
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SUNDAY
8:30 p.m. 2009 NBA All-Star Game. ............. TNT


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Teams TBA...................... ESPN2
Florida at LSU .... ................. SUN
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7:30 p.m. Duke at Tennessee ................... ESPN2
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Southern Mississippi, Saturday, late.
9. Michigan State (20-4) did not play.
Next: at No. 20 Purdue, Tuesday.
10. Marquette (20-4) did not play. Next:
vs. St. John's, Saturday, late.
11. UCLA (19-5) lost to No. 18 Arizona
State 74-67. Next: at Arizona, Saturday,
late.
12. Clemson (20-3) did not play. Next:
at Virginia, Sunday.
13. Villanova (20-5) lost to West
.Virginia 93-72. Next: vs. Rutgers,
Thursday.
14. Xavier (20-4) did not play. Next: vs.
Fordham, Saturday, late.
15. Butler (22-2) beat Illinois-Chicago
80-61. Next: vs. Loyola of Chicago,
Sunday.
16. Kansas (19-5) did not play. Next: at
Kansas State, Saturday, late.
17. Missouri (21-4) did not play. Next:
vs. Nebraska; Saturday, late.
18. Arizona State (19-5) beat No. 11
UCLA 74-67. Next: vs. Southern ,al,
Sunday.
190Gonzaga (18-5) beat Saint Mary's,
Calif. 72:70. Next: at San Francisco,
Saturday, late.
20. Purdue (18-6) did not play. Next: at
Iowa, Saturday, late.
21. Utah State (24-1) beat Idaho 62-53.
Next: at Boise State, Saturday, late.
22. Illinois (20-5) beat Northwestern
60-59. Next: at Indiana, Sunday:
23. Syracuse (18-7) did not play. Next:
vs. Georgetown, Saturday, late.
24. Ohio State (17-5) did not play. Next:
at Wisconsin, Saturday, late.
25. Florida State (19-5) did not play.
Next: at No. 7 Wake Forest, Saturday;
late.
Friday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Columbia 65, Dartmouth 52
Cornell 96, Harvard 75
lona 77, Loyola, Md. 65
Penn 73, Brown 52
St. Peter's 65, Rider 64
West Virginia 93, Villanova 72
Yale 60, Princeton 48
MIDWEST
Butler 80, Ill.-Chicago 61
Valparaiso 71, Loyola of Chicago 47
Women's Top 25 Fared


Friday
No. 1 Connecticut (24-0) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 19 Pittsburgh, Sunday.
No. 2 Oklahoma (21-2) did not play.
Next: at Kansas, Saturday, late.
No. 3 California (20-2) did not play.
Next: at No. 6 Stanford, Saturday, late.
No. 4 Duke (20-3) beat Clemson 77-53.
Next: at No. 15 Tennessee, Monday.
No. 5 Auburn (24-1) beat Kentucky 81-
69. Next: at Mississippi State, Sunday.
No. 6 Stanford (19-4) did not play.
Next: vs. Oregon State, Thursday.
No. 7 Baylor (20-3) did not play. Next:
vs. Missouri, Saturday, late.
No. 8 North Carolina (21-4) lost to No.
14 Florida State 77-70. Next: vs.
Georgia Tech, Sunday.
No. 9 Florida (22-3) lost to No. 24
Vanderbilt 84-68. Next: at LSU, Sunday.
No. 10 Louisville (22-3) did not play.
Next: at Cincinnati, Saturday, late.
No. 11 Maryland (20-4) beat No. 17
Virginia 94-78. Next: vs. Rutgers,
Sunday.
No. 12 Texas A&M (18-5) did not play.
Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday, late.
No. 13 Texas (18-5) did not play. Next:
at No. 16 Iowa State, Sunday.


No. 14 Florida State (21-5) beat No. 8
North Carolina 77-70. Next: at Clemson,
Thursday.
No. 15 Tennessee (18-6) beat Alabama
80-61. Next: vs. No. 4 Duke, Monday,
Feb. 16..
No. 16 Iowa State (18-5) did not play.
Next: vs. No. 13 Texas, Sunday.
,No. 17 Virginia (19-6) lost to No. 11
Maryland 94-78. Next: at North Carolina
State, Sunday.
No. 18 Ohio State (19-5) lost to Iowa
85-75. Next: vs. Northwestern, Sunday.
No. 19 Pittsburgh (18-4) did not play.
Next: at No. 1 Connecticut, Sunday.
No. 20 Kansas State (19-3) did not
play. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Sunday.
No. 21 Xavier (21-4) did not play. Next:
vs. Dayton, Sunday.
No. 22 Notre Dame (17-6) did not play.
Next: at South Florida, Tuesday, Feb.
17.
No. 23 South Dakota State (23-2) did
not play. Next: vs. UMKC, Saturday,
late.
No. 24 Vanderbilt (19-6) beat No. 9
Florida 84-68. Next: vs. Georgia,
Sunday.
No. 25 DePaul (19-6) did not play. Next:
at Villanova, Saturday, late.
Friday's Women's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Dartmouth 55, Columbia 43
Harvard 77, Cornell 57
Loyola, Md. 64, Niagara 63
Manhattan 71, Rider 55
Penn 66, Brown 49
St. Peter's 68, Siena 48
Yale 56, Princeton 54
SOUTH
Belmont 67, S.C.-Upstate 61
Duke 77, Clemson 53
ETSU 68, Lipscomb 55
East Carolina 64, Southern Miss. 58
Florida St. 77, North Carolina 70
Louisiana Tech 68, Hawaii 56
UCF 68, Marshall 50 '
FAR WEST
Boise St. 58, San Jose St. 53
Idaho 59, Fresno St. 47
N. Colorado 80, Black Hills St. 46
New Mexico St. 54 Nevada 51
BASEBALL


American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Assigned INF
Scott Moore outright to Norfolk (IL).
NEW YORK YANKEES-Agreed to
terms with RHP Brett Tomko on a
minor league contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Agreed to
terms with RHP Dirk Hayhurst on a
minor league contract.'
National League
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with OF Brian Bogusevic and LHP
Gilbert De La Vara on one-year con-
tracts.
NEW YORK METS-Agreed to terms
with INF Ramon Martinez on a minor
league contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
MIAMI HEAT-Traded F Shawn Marion,
G Marcus Banks and cash considera-
tions to Toronto for F Jermaine O'Neal,
F Jamario Moon, a future first-round
draft pick and a conditional second-
round draft pick.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING-Assigned C
Paul Szczechura to Norfolk (AHL).


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TUESDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdTournament, vs. Aubumdale, 7:30
p.m.; Softball vs. Lake Placid, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis at DeSoto, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdTourament, vs. Sebastian River,
7:30 p.m.; IV Baseball at Lake Placid, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdToumament,TBA; Softball vs.
Palmetto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.



TUESDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdTournament, 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.;
BoysTennis vs. LaBelle, 3:30 p.m.; GirlsTennis at LaBelle, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early Bird Toumament, Avon Park, vs. Sebring,
5 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Avon Park, 6 p.m.; Softball vs. McKeel Academy, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


MONDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdToumament, Avon Park, vs. Lake
Region, 7:30 p.m.; Boys/GirlsTennis vs. Hardee, 2 p.m.
TUESDAY: JV Baseball at Lake Placid, 6 p.m.; Softball vs. Frostproof, 5:30/7:30 p.m.;
Boys/GirlsTennis at Clewiston, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdToumament, Avon Park, vs. Lake
Placid, 5 p.m.; JV Baseball vs Pendleton, 5 p.m.; Softball at Palmetto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


MONDAY: Baseball at Webber International, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball vs. Central Florida, 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs. Central Florida, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball at Brevard 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Indian River, 6 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. Clearwater Christian, 1 p.m.




SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Vets Golf Tourney
LAKE PLACID - Everglades Tractor
Supply, the John Deere dealer in
Okeechobee became the first major spon-
sor for the 3rd Annual Vets Golf
Tourney.
Being run by Voiture 863, 40 and 8
from Placid Post 25 of the American
Legion in Lake Placid, this four-person
fun scramble will be hosted by Placid
Lakes Country Club on Saturday, April
11 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
This tournament has raised thousands
of dollars for needy veterans in
Highlands County, as well as youth
sports and other community projects.
Others wishing to become either a
major sponsor or hole sponsor, or con-
tribute a door prize are requested to call
Ray Ploughe at 441-4119, or Commander
J.P. Plunkett at 441-4103.
Hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin
prizes will be given on all four Par 3s,
with the $10,000 cash prize being
offered on hole #6.
SMany golfers have already signed up
and others interested should contact the
pro shop at Placid Lakes or pick up
applications at the Post 25 Lounge on US
27N or call 465-7940.
The $60 dollar entry fee includes golf,
course refreshments and lunch at the
Legion Post at 2 p.m.

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

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

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


LOOKING BACK

10 YEARS AGO
February 11, 1999: The Lady Blue Streaks dream-season ended in the second round of the state
sectional basketball playoffs. Against 13th state-ranked Cardinal Gibbons, early foul .trouble beset
Sebring with 18-point-per game scorer Lucia Heston seeing limited minutes after her third near the end
of the first quarter and fourth before halftime.Tequila Rouse stepped up for the Streaks, scoring 23, 13
in the third period alone. But it wasn't enough as the Lady Redskins won it 60-45.
25 YEARS AGO
February 10, 1984: After going to overtime to defeat DeSoto a night earlier, the Sebring boys bas-
ketball team had gotten just a taste of extra frames. Friday night in Frostproof, it took five overtimes
before the contest could be settled with a one-point win for the Bulldogs, 59-58. Robert Holmes was a
dominant force for the Streaks, scoring 18 points and recording 11 blocked shots, but a slew of bad free-
throw shooting for both teams resulted in the endless overtimes. Sebring missed the front ends of four
1-and-is in the fourth period alone. WillieTate and Alfred Brown each scored 10 for Sebring.


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Sebring Seniors see low scores Thursday,


chicken wings Tuesday


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - On Thursday,
Feb. 12, the Sebring Senior
Softball League was the cen-
ter for several low-scoring,
well-played games.
One example was
Highlands Merchants work-
ing its' way to a 7-2 final
score against Highlands
Ridge.
The Merchants highest
scorer was Bill Todd, with a
triple and two runs.
Brian Pluta hit 3-for-4
times at bat and connecting
for two hits were Harry Bell,
Jose Torres and Bob Ross.
Carl Saunders made a
great outfield catch when, as
a fly ball was coming near. he
stretched high enough for it
to hit the tip of his glove, go
up in the air and be caught
barehanded.
Ridge's bats seemed to be
asleep, but Tommy
Gaiowonik did hit 3-for-3
and Earl Kunkel went 2-for-
3.
Royal Palms forged ahead
when facing Andrews
Allstate Insurance (formerly
Aluminum Discount) and
defeated them 19-8.
The Palms Mo Pier shined
going 4-for-4, including three
triples, boasting 4 RBI.
Bob Mac Carrick was 4-
for-5. with a double and 4
RBI and Charles Quinn hit a
single and two triples for 4
RBI.
Allstate's Larry Solomon
-hit 2-for-4, including a triple
and home run. Rod Palmer
was 3-for-4 and Jim Hensley
hit 3-for-3.
The Bank had no big hits
to boast, but they are having
a good time playing - having
a heavy roster and trying to
play everyone, which is no
easy feat.
The Silent Salesman's hot
bats prevailed as they got the
upper hand over the Blue
Jays 14-6.
Salesman led 10-4 after
four innings and kept the
Jays from mounting to be a


serious threat.
Leading the Salesman's
28-hit attack were Mike
Jurmu, Don Cunningham,
Syd Collins, Roque Socorras
and Tom Royal all hitting 3-
for-4. Banging out extra base
hits were Ray Concepcion
with a triple and Julian
Vanisacker with a double.
A strong pitching perform-
ance by Dick Harmic and
Ken Filpptula, and good
defense by all the fielders
kept the usually-potent bats
of the Blue Jays in check.
The Blue Jays' Dick
Schiltz was credited with a
home run and scored three-of
their six runs.
Highlands Independent
Bank started off their first
inning with the Rebels by
scoring three runs.
Then. they held their
ground with a three-inning
tie before the knot started
slipping and the Rebels start-
ed shutting the Bank down.
Tony Caristo had five-for-
five with a grand slam.
"Moose" Tom Morrissette
had a super day going 4-for-
5, including two doubles and
a home run.
Don Purdy hit 3-for-4 with
a homer, Jim Munroe was 5-
for-5, including a a double
and Jim Strietzel and Rick
Vancuren each had 3-for-4.
The Banks' Bob Burley has
had two great games includ-
ing extra base hits.
The Bank players are hav-
ing fun and their scoring is
increasing.
On Tuesday, Feb. 1.0, the
Sebring Senior -Softball
League played at Highlands
County Sport Complex in
Sebring.
Division 1 is comprised of
Highlands Merchants,
Highlands Ridge, Andrews
Allstate Insurance and Royal
Palms.
Division 2 is made up of
Silent Salesman, Blue Jays.
Rebels and Highlands
Independent Bank.
The Highlands Merchants


and Royal Palms were expe-
riencing a barn-burner, going
for nine innings.
In the 8th, with two outs,
Highlands Merchants scored
five runs, taking a one-run
lead.
Royal Palms, with two
outs, tied it in the bottom of
the frame.
Merchants retaliated in the
9th with one run, making a
final score of 13-12.
The Merchants Ron Lewis
had two hits including a dou-
ble, and six other players
each had two hits.
Palms' Bob Weiss hit a
home run and Bob Fox had
two singles and a triple.
Another uncomfortably
close game was between
Andrews Allstate Insurance
(formerly Aluminum
Discount) who quieted the
bats of Highlands Ridge with
a 4-3 finale.
Dan Webb was the winning
Pitcher, doing a good job on
the mound, while Larry
Sullivan belted out a two-run
homer.
Robert Fahnestock and
Bob Lott each had two sin-
gles.
For Allstate, John Bielman
went 3-for-4 and scored two
of the four game runs.
Doug Ebeling was 2-for-4
and Walker Spence made
some good defensive plays
for Allstate.
Division 2 teams reached
home plate more often than
Division 1 as the Blue Jays
stayed ahead of the
Highlands Independent Bank
ending with a 23-10 victory.
The Jays put their batting
ability in. home run mode,
slamming a total of of five in
the game.
Those making the home
run stretch were Harold
Dinel, Tom Strickland, Don
Day, Dick Schiltz and Bob
Silva - congratulations to
these players.
Highlands Independent
Bank is truly showing
improvement, both in hitting


and in the field. The game
was well pitched by Jimmy
Johnson and their teamwork
is.coming together.
The Rebels met the Silent
Salesman head-on with a 17-
5 victory.
One great, heart-throbbing
moment for the Rebels was
when the bases were loaded.
"Almighty Moose" Tom
Morrissette came to the bat-
ters box with one out, took
two strikes - mounting the
tension.
Then the inevitable hap-
pened.
The pitch, a lusty swing, a
miss - and the Almighty
Moose had struck out.
An almighty cheer comes
from the stands yelling,
"Chicken wings, chicken
wings," signifying the team
rule that anyone striking out
must buy the team a bucket
of chicken wings.
Rebels Don Purdy hit a
home run and going 3-for-4
were Tony Caristo, Jim
Munroe, Jack Gross, Jerry
Mattis. "Moose", Rick
Vancuren and Les Reab.
They say "third time.is the
charm" and -the Rebels
proved it Tuesday.
After losing twice to the
Salesman this season, the
Rebels turned the tables with
a 17-5 surprise.
The Salesman started off
with a bang. scoring three
runs in the first inning.
Then, the bats must have
gone under the benches or
into the bat. bags, as the
Salesman managed just two
more runs.
They only had 14 hits and
left ten men on base.
-Leading the Salesman's
meager attack were Jerry
Johnston hitting 3-for-4
including a home run, Roque
Sacarros 3-for-4 and Tom
Royal connecting 3-for-3.
Needless to say, good
defense was not the order of
the day for the Salesman.


footer, but time was dwin-
dling and the Streaks were
forced to foul in order to
manage the clock.
The Devils did their job,
hitting eight free throws
down the stretch, with one
Moore free throw left for the
Sebring scoring.
"I don't think there were a
whole lot of people expecting
us to be where we were," Lee
said. "The thing I'm most
proud of is that these girls
worked. When you're losing
it can be tough, but these
girls came to practice every
day and worked hard to get
better. I'm so proud of that."


Continued from 1B
The Lady Devils broke out
early with a Daysna
McDougal jumper and a free
throw from Singleton.
But Hannah Shoop scored
twice inside and after another
McDougal shot, Madison
Rose connected from 15-feet
and Shoop canned two free
throws to have Sebring on the
brink, down just 27-24 with
3:42 remaining.
Kathleen, however, got
consecutive scores from
McDougal and JaDasia
Williams to push the lead
again.
Zykeria Dawkins hit a 12-


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News-Sun photo by STEPHANIE HICKS
Hardee played hard, a bit too hard at times as Jewel
Campbell could attest to, but the Blue Streaks came out'
on top, 89-73, to ensure a playoff spot as well as a
chance for the District 10-4A title.


Streaks win in semis:


Continued from 1B
closing out the opening
eight minutes with five
straight points for a 21-16
lead.
J.C. Howard and Chris
-Grubb scored early in the
second, but those were off-
set by a Keshun Rivers
drive and a Tre Anderson
three to make it 26-20.
But Howard then
knocked down his own
three to spark an 11-2 run to
put Sebring back up. 31-28.
Hardee kept coming,
however, tying it again at
36 apiece when Jewel
Campbell hit a free throw
and, after a Devin Clarke
drive, blocked consecutive
shots that lead to a Tevin
Toney tip in to make it 41-
36.
But another Anderson
three just before the half
kept things a bit too close
for comfort.
"We told our, guys to not
let them dictate what we
do," Harris said. "But just
like they did against Avon
Park, they came out with
intensity and dictated the
style of play in the first
half."
As evidence of that. 11 of
Sebring's 18 turnovers
came before halftime.
"It was tough and they
confused us a little with the
press," Trussell said after-
ward. "But coach told us
where to be, where to go
with the ball and then it
started to click."
And it came at just the
right time as Hardee had
crept back to reclaim the
lead by one and was poised


to swing the momentum.
But a 12-0 run, including
two buckets apiece froni
Trussell and Toney, shot the
Streaks out to a 57-46 lead
The margin was
increased when Joe Young
threw down a dunk on th'
break and Howard canned
another jumper to make it
65-49 and, after another .
Anderson trey, Young and
Clarke each scored for a
69-52 spread heading intd
the final eight minutes.
From there, the Wildcats
would make some pushes",
but the Streaks had an
answer every time, espe-
cially with Campbell break-
ing loose for two dunks and
11 of his 14 points for the
game.
Trussell was one of foui
Streaks in double figures,
leading the way with 19
while Toney added 17,
Howard 15 and Campbell
his 14.
Rivers lead all scorers
with 22.
Up next, Sebring was to
face top-seed - Palmetto.
which topped Braden River'
48-38, in Friday's othei
semifinal.
"We just take them one
game at a time,". Harris said
of his team's secured play:
off spot. "Don't look ahead
to tomorrow, just get ready
to play your game tonight."
C ' h e c k
www.newssun.com to find
out how the Streaks fared
Saturday night and which
District 9 foe they will face
in the state regional quar;
terfinals.


Tangle McCullors fires a pass down low, looking for an open
teammate in Thursday's regional quarterfinal loss to
Kathleen.


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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
The feisty, aggressive Lady Blue Streak defense, exemplified
here by Jerica Moore, did its' part to keep Sebring close
against District 9 champion Kathleen, but it was the Red
Devils who came out on top of the regional quarterfinal
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International Raceway. More than 200 riders came to par-
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Continued from 1B
rely on a predominately
underclassman group.
The Panthers built up a
five-point lead with 30 sec-
ond left on the clock after
Amos got a fast break and
dunked, but was called for
a technical foul for holding
onto the rim.
Young sank both free
throws to cut it to three.
The Dragons got the ball
back and were able to get
an additional bucket cutting
the deficit to one.
On the ensuing in-bound


Continued from 1B
defense until the bottom of
the fifth when Kyle Jackson
gave up few hits and an
error behind him allowed
the run.
The young Devil defense
would end up with four
errors for the night.
"Defense is an issue,"
Jackson said. "We have
spent most of our practice
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play Wilson stole the ball
and put it back in to give
the Dragons a 70-69 lead.
Mulberry then pushed
the ball down the court but
wasn't able to drive the
lane, so the ball came out to
Amos who drained the win-
ning jumper.
The Dragons got a last-
second shot but it clanged off
the front of the rim.
- Lake Placid was led in
scoring by Young and
Wilson who had 18 points
each while Sholtz added 17
points.


on our defensive play."
"Kyle did well for us,
and pitched a tough game.
He is one pitcher that we
can rely on to step out and
throw strikes," Jackson
added.
Avon Park reliever Jeff
Falis finished the win.


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Panthers win again


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
With his pitch-count slowly being increased, Chaz Abeln
worked through seven strong innings Friday as SFCC
topped host Seminole, 9-4. Abeln struck out five and
gave up just two earned runs and was backed by Austin
Gaines three hits and three RBI as the Panthers moved
their season record to 9-1. The team continues its' treck,
north to face South Carolina Sumter, ranked 17th
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Bagpipe players put on concert


Courtesy photo
Mark Manley (from left), Jim Pugh and Robert Campbell, pictured in the garden gazebo at
Lake Placid Memorial Library. The three musicians delighted 150 bagpipe and drum fans
during a free concert Feb. 8 at the south county library. This concert was the second in a
series of free concerts sponsored by The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library.


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for
the upcoming week of
February 16-20 include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juices, choice
of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, beef lasagna, garlic
breadstick, chef salad, crispy
chicken Caesar, turkey and
cheese sub, dill stack, carrots
and dip, string cheese, french
fries, corn, cherry extreme
fruit, assorted fresh fruit,
assorted juices, diced peach-
es, vanilla clodhoppers,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Breakfast
sandwich, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
; Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, 'chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
.wich, country fried steak,
dinner roll, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, ham and
cheese sub, dill stack, tossed
salad, green beans, mashed
potatoes, potato chips, pep-
get gravy, string cheese,
apple extreme fruit, assorted
flesh fruit, assorted juices,
fiuit cocktail cup, cut fresh
fruit, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Zesty cheesy
roll-ups, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, banana, assorted juices,
pineapple cup, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, cheeseburger maca-
roni, ham and cheese sub, dill
stack, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, tossed salad,
green beans, mashed pota-
toes, potato chips, brown
gravy, string cheese, apple
extreme fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juices, fruit
cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Thursday - No school.
Friday - No school.

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


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cheese sub, beef lasagna, gar-
lic toast, dill stack, seasoned
potato wedge, corn, string
cheese, assorted juices, diced
peaches, assorted fresh fruit,
vanilla clodhoppers, choice
of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Breakfast
sandwich, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk. Breakfast on
the Patio: Chicken biscuit,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Cheeseburger,
chicken tenders, dinner roll,
ham and cheese sub, chef
salad, crispy -chicken salad,
country fried steak, dill
stack, mashed potatoes,
brown gravy, carrots and dip,
green beans, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, cut fresh
fruit, fruit cocktail cup,
choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereal, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Assorted cereal bars, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Cheeseburger,
hot and spicy chicken sand-
wich, turkey and cheese sub,
chef salad, southwestern
chicken salad, teriyaki chick-
en and rice, dill stack, baked
french fries, broccoli, string
cheese, assorted fresh fruit.
applesauce, peach crisp,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Thursday - No school.
Friday - No school.

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, chilled fruit
juices, diced peaches, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Frosted Flakes,
string cheese, apple juice.
milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
chicken patty on bun, dill


stack, baked french fries,
broccoli, chilled fruit juices,
Rice Krispie Treats;,choice of
milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Breakfast
sandwich, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, banana,
chilled fruit juices, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Chicken biscuit,
cinnamon bageler, apple,
chocolate milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad, mac-
aroni and cheese, dinner roll,
green beans, cut fresh fruit,
chilled fruit juices, chocolate
pudding, choice of milk.'
Wednesday
Breakfast - Zesty cheesy
roll-ups, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, mandarin oranges,
chilled fruit juices, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Cinnamon bagel-
er, chicken biscuit, grape
juice, milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
spaghetti with meat sauce,
garlic breadstick, broccoli
with cheese, tossed salad,
apple crisp, chilled fruit
juices, choice of milk.
Thursday - No school.
Friday - No school.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken patty on bun,
baked french fries, broccoli,
Rice Krispie Treats, choice of
milk.
Tuesday
Lunch - Macaroni and
cheese, dinner roll, green
beans, fresh Florida oranges,
chocolate pudding, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, spaghetti with meat
sauce, garlic breadstick,
tossed salad, peach crisp,
choice of milk.
Thursday - No school.
Friday - No school.


Vicki Alley

teaching

painting

class
Special to the News-Sun
FROSTPROOF - Vicki
Alley, a local decorative
artist who has been paint-
ing and teaching decora-
tive painting in the
Frostproof area for a few
years, will start a six-week
program for beginners at
the Frostproof Art Gallery
on Wall Street.
Alley will offer the stu-
dents a six-week course
from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday. The classes are
designed to teach basic
painting strokes while
they are painting a new
project every week. She
will be incorporating the
techniques of several
well-known artists.
The classes are sched-
uled to begin Monday,
March 5, and seating is
limited. Call (863) 635-
7271 for information.
The cost is $18 per
week for members of the
Frostproof Art League and
$21 per week for non-
members. There is a one-
time supply fee, $35,
which includes all the
paints and brushes and
teaching guides one will
use during the six-week
course.
She is also planning on
scheduling a class that
will teach the basics of
etching on glass.


HOUSE

WASTE

WAS

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

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Courtesy photo
Tom Gildea is now in his second year with Heartland
Symphony Orchestra, playing his bass violin. All new
tentative orchestra musicians are to join now for upcom-
ing concerts. Call Bryan Johnson at 638-7231 or just
come to rehearsal at 5 p.m. Tuesday at South Florida
Community College,

Heartland Symphony Orchestra
prepares for March concerts


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The
Heartland Symphony
Orchestra is preparing for
the March concerts and puts
out the welcome mat for all
new orchestra players to
join the organization and
tune up with them.
The orchestra rehearse in


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Tuesday.
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ARTS & LEISURE


News-Sun * Sunday, February 15, 2009


Courtesy photo
Chris Filip, featured artist at Lake Placid Caladium Arts
and Crafts Cooperative for February, paints everything
from jewelry to dishes, vases and sinks. Her work is on
display at the Co-op.

China painter has

work on display


Special to the News-Sun.
* LAKE PLACID - Chris
Filip is the February Artist
of the Month at the
Caladium Arts and Crafts
Cooperative. Filip is origi-
nally from Illinois and
started china painting in
1994 under the instruction
of teacher MaryAnn Ball
Dean.
Moving to Florida in
1999, she developed more
interest in the art and found
a wonderful venue to sell
her work - the Caladium
Arts and Crafts Co-op in
Lake Placid.
Filip paints everything
from jewelry to dishes,
vases and sinks. She has
won numerous awards for
her painting and has several
pieces displayed in the
China Painting Museum in
Oklahoma City. She has
been teaching classes for
adults as well as children


for several years out of her
studio, The Peacock Palette
and the Caladium Co-op.
She is a member of the
World Organization of
China Painting and the
Lake Placid China Painting
Club as well as the
Highlands County Art
League.
For the first time in its
17-year, history, artists and
craftsmen are offering a 20
percent discount on select-
ed items at the Co-op. Look
for items that have a red dot
on the Co-op tag.
The Co-op also offers
free gift wrapping. The
store is at 132 E. Interlake
Blvd. Call 699-5940 for
further information or visit
the Web site at www.caladi-
umarts.org.
For further information
call the Co-op at 699-5940
or visit the Web site at
www.caladiumarts.org.


Don't Drink Like A Fish


Courtesy photo
Local artist Linda Kegley is continuing to work on her
'Don't Drink Like a Fish' series of paintings for which
she holds a U.S. trademark. The latest, No. 94, in the
series is entitled 'Puffy Love' and is available in Sebring
at LeAttique, 207 Circle Park Drive. Kegley is also rep-
resented by Gallery One in Naples.


Ayako Yonetani and her trio

returning to SFCC stage Feb. 19


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Violinist Dr. Ayako
Yonetani will make a return appearance
at South Florida Community College
with her trio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
19 in the SFCC University Center
Auditorium, Highlands Campus.
Back by popular demand, the trio will
perform compositions by a variety of
composers including Ludvig van
Beethoven, Manuel de Falla, and Felix
Mendelssohn.
Yonetani was born in Kobe, Japan,
where at the age of 5, she began violin
studies with the famous Saburo Sumi.
After winning the Japan National com-
petition at age nine, she quickly ascend-
ed to the top ranks of Japan's violinists.
Yonetani received her bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral degrees from the
Juilliard School. Since 1989, she has
performed more than 240 concerts
including 80 international concerts on
three continents. These appearances
include numerous solo recitals, solos
with orchestras, chamber music, and
ensemble performances. In addition to
concert performances, her international
reputation has been enhanced by record-
ings and engagements as a master-
teacher, as well as a judge for many
musical competitions.
Currently, Yonetani is an associate
professor of violin and viola at the
University of Central Florida, and has
been instrumental in introducing con-
temporary Japanese composers to


Western audiences.
Accompanying Yonetqni will be
pianist Keiko Ohnuki Andrews.
Andrews is a winner of the Musicians
Club of America national competition
for the Florida region, and has also
made several appearances as a soloist
with the Mozart Festival Orchestra and
the Bach Festival Orchestra in Winter
Park. She has served as a keyboard play-
er for the Florida Symphony Orchestra,
Space Coast Philharmonic, and is
presently playing with the Orlando
Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has also spent 18 years on the
Piano Faculty of Rollins College.
Grace Mihi Bahng on cello was a
scholarship student of Leonard Rose and
Channing Robbins at the Julliard School
where she received her bachelor's and
master's degrees in music. She was a
member of the Blair String Quartet and
associate professor at Varderbilt
University from 1984-1999. She has
appeared in recitals at the Library of
Congress, Kennedy Center, and on
National Public Radio.
This performance is'made possible by
the generosity of the following season
sponsors: Dennis and Melanie Bassetti,
Rick and Jean Moyer, and Dr. Witford
Reid/Sebring Pain Management.
Performance sponsors include Forrest
H. Hilton, CPA, PA, Dr. Antonio and
Dorie Roa, and Dr. Richard and Elina
Campbell.
Tickets for this performance are $17


Courtesy photo
Back by popular demand, violinist Dr.
Ayako Yonetani and her trio will per-
form compositions by a variety of com-
posers during their appearance at
South Florida Community College on
Thursday.

or $20 each and may be purchased
online at http://performances.southflori-
da.edu 24 hours a day, seven days a
week.
Tickets may also be purchased from
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-
7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box
Office at the SFCC Auditorium, 600 W.
College Drive, Highlands Campus,
Avon Park.


The Artists' Group at SFCC holds spring art classes


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The
Artists' Group at South
Florida Community College
is offering a series of art
classes this spring. Classes
will be held at the TAG
Studio in the Hotel
Jacaranda, Avon Park.
Painting with Acrylics is a
class for all levels taught by
Louise Weis. Participants
will have the option of paint-
ing with Weis or working on
their own creations with her



Walt Strony

making return

appearance
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - World-
renowned theater and classi-
cal organist Walt Strony will
make a return appearance at
St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand -Prix
Drive. The church is immedi-
ately behind the southern
parking lot of Walmart.
The price of a ticket is $10
with tickets still available at
the door on the evening of the
concert.
Strony, a thrilling organist,
plays music from movies,
Broadway shows, pop tunes,
as well as such classical com-
posers as Bach, Mozart, and
Brahms. There is something
-in his concerts for everyone.


help. Different techniques
will be taught and experi-
mentation with a variety of
tools will be encouraged. A
,small palette and canvas
paper will be provided. A
.supply list is also available.
The class meets from 1-4
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25-
April 1. The cost is $85 and
includes a materials fee.
Watercolor Workshop,
taught by Betty Heim, is for
intermediate and advanced
Swatercolorists. Each week an


element or principle of
design will be reviewed with
examples. Participants will
work on individual paintings,
and a critique will follow.
The class meets from 9 a.m.
to noon Saturdays, Feb. 28-
April 11. The cost is $85.
Oil Painting is for students
who are interested in learning
about materials and tech-
niques. Basic color theory,
composition, and design will
be presented; and students
will paint a still life arrange-


ment. A supply list is avail-
able. The class meets from 1-.
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28-
April 11.
Register in the Artists'
Group Studio at the Hotel
Jacaranda, Building B at the
Highlands Campus, or any
SFCC campus or center. For
more information, contact the
Studio at 784-7346 or Lauren
Redick at 453-666.1, 465-
5300, 773-2252, or 494-
7500, ext. 7388 or 7392.


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ARTS & LEISURE


SFCC Mat

the Doug (
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The South
Florida Community College
Matinee Series presents, an
entertaining afternoon featur-,
ing one of the top acts of
Branson, Mo., The:I Doug
Gabriel Show, at i1:30 p.m.
Tuesday in the. SFCC
Auditorium, Hg,~ILnds
Campus'
Gabriel has performed in
Branson for 22 years and most
currently in his own produc-
tion show, which is in its 14th
season. The show has been
Awarded "Best Morning
Show" honors the last six
years. Gabriel was acknowl-
edged as Branson's
Entertainer of the Year in
-2000 as well as "Male
Vocalist of the Year" seven
times, and he was inducted
into Branson's Hall of Fame
after winning "Best Male
Vocalist" five of the last six
years.
Gabriel is a multi-talented
entertainer. Not only does he
produce and direct his own
show, he is an accomplished
singer and songwriter, and he
plays the guitar, the piano,
and the Mufftar. His patented
Mufftar is an instrument of
which only two exist, made
from a 1969 Thunderbird
muffler and fashioned into a
guitar.
Completing the cast is
Gabriel's wife of 25 years,
Cheryl, and their three chil-
dren; Joshua, 21, Jordan, 16,
and Jasmine, 9. Cheryl joins
Doug on stage in romantic
duets in addition to singing
classics by Patsy Cline, Anne
Murray, and Karen Carpenter.
-Joshua has played drums
'since the age of 2 and has
'been featured on the Doug
'Gabriel Show for several
Years. Jordan performs come-
dy for the show. The
youngest, Jasmine, steals the


SMilitary Ball
plans begun
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Tickets are
still available to the third
annual Highlands County
Military Ball, sponsored by
the Veterans Council of
: highlands County, to be held
Saturday, March 7 at the
aSebring Elks Lodge on the
corner of Kenilworth
Boulevard and Lakeview
SDrive.
SJoseph A. Dionne,
-Highlands County Veteran
Services officer, reports the
recommend dress for the
event will be formal/mess
dress, or semi-formal/unit
Stress. If the veteran or mili-
tary personnel wear the mess
i dress uniform, their date for
i the evening should be in for-
% mal attire.
SShould the veteran choose
to wear the veteran organiza-
tion unit attire, their date can
choose to dress formal or
semi-formal.
The evening events start
with a 5 p.m. social hour, fol-
lowed by an opening ceremo-
ny and banquet at 6 p.m. The
History of Regimental Mess
will follow begin about 7:15
p.m., along with recognition
of the Veterans Organizations
in the County.
Activities during the
Military Ball include dancing
to the music of L and L Band;
door prizes; 25/25/50 raffle; a
silent auction; and a drawing
for a trip to Asheville, N.C.
Closing ceremonies will begin
at 11 p.m.
The menu for the Ball
includes a buffet of salad,


Turkey and fixings and
steamship roast beef, twice-
baked potatoes, vegetables,
coffee or tea, desert, and a
cash bar.
Dessert will be provided
with the cake cutting ceremo-
ny using a Military Sword.
STicket price to the bash is
i$30 per person. For more
Information, contact .Betsy
Waddell, president of the
Veterans Council, 382-0419
| or Mike Basile, 382-4550.


inee Series presents

;abriel Show Tuesday


hearts of the audience as she
sings and dances.
The Matinee Series is spon-
sored by Rick and Jean
Moyer, Dr. and Mrs. Placido
M. Roquiz Jr., and Drs. Abe
and Carmelita Lim.
Tickets for this perform-
ance range from $10 to $17
and may be purchased online
at http://performances.south-


florida.edu 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Tickets
may also be purchased from
11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday by calling the
SFCC Box Office at 784-7178
or by visiting the SFCC Box
Office at the SFCC
Auditorium, 600 W. College
Drive, Highlands Campus,
Avon Park.


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One of the top acts of Branson, Mo. - The
Doug Gabriel Show - performs next in the
South Florida Community College Matinee
Series at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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Sweet Adelines
hosting Guest Night
Special to the News-Sun
The Heart of Highland Sweet
Adelines invites all female singers,
wannabe female singers, and former
Sweet Adelines to their Guest Night.
The chorus would like to introduce
the ladies to an American style of bar-
bershop singing in hopes of gaining ne\\
members. Join the ladies at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Avon Park Rotary, 20 S.
Verona Ave., for an evening of fun and
refreshments. Call 452-1927, 382-1269,
699-0743, or in Lake Wales, 658-1598,


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Gemini: Use your boundless energy


to inspire others to get moving


Aries (March 21-April 20) -
Affection grows where there are shared
goals, Aries. Think about this as you
examine future relationships. Security is
your main focus for this week.
' Taurus (April 21-May 21) - Taurus,
you want things that others don't neces-
Sarily desire. It's what makes you a
leader and not a follower. Continue to
rake the path that others do not.
SGemini (May 22-June 21) - Gemini,
you've got a plugged-in feeling and are
full of boundless energy this week. You
Can't imagine what is dragging others
down. Inspire others to get moving.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) - Cancer,
the thing you want the most cannot be
bought with money. But you can pur-
chase the tools that will help you learn
how to get the "it" that you want.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) - This week
you're putting more energy behind your
choices, Leo. Use the added boost to
tackle projects you may have cast aside
only a few weeks ago.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) - Virgo,
instead of bringing too much to the
romance table, let others take the lead.


HOROSCOPE0


Enjoy as events unfold slowly around
you. Savor the anticipation of what will
happen next.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - You have a
lot of energy this week, Libra. You're
somewhat making it up as you go along.
You have a new attitude and outlook on
life. Enjoy the good fortune.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Scorpio,
make a strong and solid commitment to
finish your latest project. Regardless of
how tedious the task might seem, it still
needs to get done.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -
Sagittarius, luck comes out of network-
ing and you are the consummate politi-
cian. Go shake some hands and make
new relationships. You never know
when you'll need a friend.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -
Capricorn, your opinion deserves to be


heard, but only after you've gone over
the logic several times to make sure it is
sound. This will be especially true at
work.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) -
Aquarius, some people dream of riches,
but you know better. Riches will be a
healthy consequence of your consistent
hard work. Romantic interests come to
the forefront.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) - You're
feeling eccentric and could surprise
everyone with your antics. Cool down
or you may alienate others who are mid-
dle of the road.


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BIR THiDA Y5

Feb. 15 - Jane Seymour, actress, 58;
Feb. 16 -John McEnroe, athlete, 50;
Feb. 17 -Jerry O'Connell, actor, 35;
Feb. 18 - Yoko Ono, musician, 76; Feb.
19 - Seal, singer, 46; Feb. 20 - Cindy
Crawford, model, 43; Feb. 21 - Ellen
Page, actress, 22.


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PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
, Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible
classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered
for all ages. Spanish worship serv-
ice, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir prac-
tice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church
phone: 452-6556.
I Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Bible Study Classes at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and an
evening worship service is at 6
p.m.. On Wednesdays, the
AWANA program and the Word of
Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM.
The adult Bible and Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
St/stap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.


Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship,.10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James
Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfe/-
lowship tnni.net.
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
Joy Loomis, interim music director.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 9:30 a.m. Library open; 11
a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m.
Children's Church; 4:30-5 p.m.
Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Monday schedule: The
Gutter Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday
schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic comput-
er class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
children's mission groups.
Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House.
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan
Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday
schedule: 9:30 a.m., Bible study;
11 a.m., Worship Service.
Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible
study. Friday schedule: 7 p.m.,
activities for adults, youth and chil-
dren.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family,
friends and faith. Sunday morning
worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery
is provided for both services with
Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life
changing Bible Study for all ages
starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
Allen Altvater leads the youth in
their quest to become more like
Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
youth worship in the youth facility,
and missions training for all chil-
dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal
Palm Street. (2 blocks south of
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
33852 (863) 465-3721, Email:
www.fbclp.com. Contemporary
9:00 a.m., Traditional Blended
10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m.
& 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening
6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities
for all 6:15 p.m.
* Fiyst Baptist Church of Lorida
located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
for all ages. Sunday worship serv-
ices are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Preschool care is provided at the
11 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday evening (September to
May), a youth group meets at 6:20
p.m. and is for ages 3 through 12th
grade. Middle and high school
meet year-round. Also at 6:30 p.m.,
is a prayer service followed by
adult choir rehearsal . First Lorida


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


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


CATHOLIC

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


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL
33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27
on County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-


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


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

* Church of the Nazarene of
Sebring, 420 Pine St., Sebring.
Sunday: Sunday School begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; Moming
Worship at 10:45 a.m.; Service at 6
p.m. Wednesday evening service
at 7 p.m. with special services for
children, youth and adults. Special
-services once a month for seniors
(Prime Timers), and young adults
and families. Call for details at 385'
0400. Pastor Emmett Garrison.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Avon Park, P.O. Box 1118.,
Avon Park, FL 33825-1118. 707 W.
Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor.
Sunday: Sunday school begins at
9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wor-
ship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening
service at 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening service is at 7 p.m. with
special services for children and
adults. Special services once a
month for seniors (Prime Time) and
Ladies ministries. If you need any
more information, call 453-4851.
* First Church of the Nazarene
of Lake Placid, 5,12 W. Interlake
Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning
worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv-
ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7
p.m. Classes for adult children and
youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tirr
Taylor.


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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Look beyond obvious to get technical, "t


financial help for fish and wildlife habitat .


If you're interested in
S getting technical and
financial help to establish
Vi wildlife habitat on your
land, look beyond the
United States Department
of Agriculture programs
with wildlife in the name.
S . Why? Because other
USDA programs have
News From wildlife habitat as one of
The their goals, and they may
Watershed offer more financial
incentives than the
Corine Burgess
orineBrgess Wildlife Habitat
incentives Program. And, you may be able to
get into those programs right away.
"WHIP is a good program, but landown-
ers who look only to it for habitat help are
making a mistake," says Pete Heard of the
Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Heard, director for the NRCS Wildlife
Habitat Management Institute, says the
Wetlands Reserve Program, the


Environmental Quality Incentives Program
and the Grassland Reserve Program also
offer excellent opportunities for habitat help.
The WRP offers land easement and rental
payments as well as substantial cost-share
for installing practices. The program was
created to restore, protect and enhance wet-
lands. Restored or natural, wetlands and the
land that surrounds them offer about the best
variety of habitat you can find for wildlife.
Then, too, habitat can be created with the
EQIP program, even though the primary goal
of an EQIP contract may be to improve water
quality or reduce erosion. The EQIP program
encompasses water conservation and
improvement of grazing land and pastures.
Get more info. For more information, stop
by the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center
on March 7 for the second annual
Conservation Connection Day. USDA's
Natural Resource Conservation Service will
have a booth and will have staff available to
answer your questions. Or stop at the office
at 4505 George Blvd. in Sebring. You can


also visit the NRCS Wildlife Habitat
Management Institute's Web site at
www.whmi.nrcs.usda.gov or the NRCS
home Web site at www.nrcs.usda.gov. The
Farm Service Agency office, state fish and
game, or a wildlife group can also provide
help. . Another Web option:
www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/farm-
bill/2002/ or www.fb-net.org
A number of USDA programs can help
you establish wildlife habitat on land you
own.

Did you know?
More than 70 percent of the land in the
United States is privately owned; according-
ly, most wildlife in the country depends on
private citizens for the habitat that deter-
mines their well-being.

Corine Burgess is a Natural Resources
Specialist with the Highlands County Soil and
Water Conservation District. Details can be
seen at www.highlandsswcd.org.


Courtesy photo'
Look beyond the United States Department of
Agriculture programs with wildlife in the name if
wanting technical and financial help to establish
wildlife habitat on your land. Other USDA pro-
grams have wildlife habitat as one of their goals.


PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

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


RACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870. Shabbat servic-
es held on Nov. 7, 21 and 28 at
7:30 p.m. All are welcome! Torah
Study at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29.
Havdalah services and dinner at 6
p.m. Nov. 8, 22, 29. Silent auc-
tion/Past Presidents Gala at 1 p.m.
Nov. 2. Open to anyone who cares
to attend. Summer hours may vary.
For further information, call the
Temple office at 382-7744.

LUTHERAN

I Atonement Lutheran Church
(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview


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


activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www. vchurch-
es. com/trinitylutheranlp.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and'
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes; 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:45 a-m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible
studies, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
visit.
* Christian Training .Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A. nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
9195, lindadowning@hotmailcom.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister:.Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ngt@hotmal.com. Web site is
www. chrisfiantrainingministries.net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (ASL),
11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace
Bible Academy Adult Investigating
Truth; first and third Tuesday,
Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;
Wednesday, Children's & Youth
Programs, 6. p.m.; Wednesday,
8:30 p.m., College Ministry.
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nected org
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. Web site: highlandscommu-
nity.com e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunity.com
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives frorh
ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,


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


PRESBYTERIAN

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


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


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST


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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Contemporary Worship in the FLQ
at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:40
and 10:50 a.r. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
with Rich Heilig, youth director.
The 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon'
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759;-
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School .
- 9:00 a.m., Worship - 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial. United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. Bumett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45
a.m.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;.
Loving nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. Bible fellowship
class 6:00 p.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies,
book studies and Christian fellow-
ship. We are a congregation that
want to know Christ and make Him
known. Call the church office at
465-2422 or check out our church
Web site at
wwwmemoial/umc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev.
Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Life Connections
meets at 5:30 p.m. each
Wednesday in the fellowship hall
from September to May for dinner
and age' appropriate studies.
Nursery provided for all services.
Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse-'
bring.org
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane;
(Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clydd
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship serv-
ice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. ori
Thursday. Church office phone:
655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


VINEYARD

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


To get your church listed in Places to Worship, call the News-Sun at 385-6155, ext. 596
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News-Sun * Sunday, February 15, 2009


Page 10B


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

TODAY
:0 American Legion Post 25 Lake
:Placid has lounge hours from 1-9
'p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For
,details, call 465-7940.
:* American Legion Post 74 open 1-
:8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members
'and guests only. Post is at 528 N.
-Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
:1 Heartland Interfaith Alliance
:meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St.
Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church,
43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For
,details, call 465-0051.
N: Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661
'opens the lounge from 2-8 p.m. Card
,games start at 2:30 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their guests.
For details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in
the pavilion. Horseshoes played at
9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and qualified
guests only.
* Lions Club will have country and
bluegrass music from 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, instead of at the Shriners.
Bands featured on alternate
Sunday will be Just Country and
Memory Makers. For information,
.call 471-2288.
i: Loyal Order of Moose, Highlands
*County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell
'St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m.
'Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m.
Lodge phone number 452-0579.
* Overeaters Anonymous, meets
'from 4-5 p.m. in second floor confer-
E nce room No. 3 at Florida Hospital
:Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun
'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details,
.call 385-4277. No dues, fees or
'weigh-ins. For details on the organiza-
:lion, go to www.oa.org.
* Ridge - Area Missionary Soldiers
Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets
from 9 a.m. to noon every first and
third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon
:Park. For details, call 471-2143.
: Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves
lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921
'U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-
:4007.
:' Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers
NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30
p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from
:2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98,
.Sebring. For details, call 655-3920.
:I Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
:8880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30
:p'.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at
,the post, 1224 County Road 621 East,
'Lake Placid. For details, call 699-
5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
:4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and
E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at
,the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
'Sebring. For details, call 385-8902.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous meeting,
:8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church,
'Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more
'details, call 385-8807.
i Alcoholics Anonymous One Day
At A Time group meets for a closed
discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant Presbyterian
Church, 4500 Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.,
Sebring. For details, call 314-0891.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St.'
Agnes Episcopal Church, 660 NW
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details,
call (863) 687-3800.
* Alzheimer's Association Support
Group meets at 2 p.m. at the Oaks of
Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon Park.
For details, call 385-3444.
* American Legion Placid Post 25


Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74 open
noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6
p.m. Call 471-1448.
* Bridge Club of Sebring (American
Contract Bridge Club) plays duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-
8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force
Auxiliary) meets at 6:30 p.m. at the
Knights of Columbus Hall, east of
U.S. 27 across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers, both
adults and youth from ages 12-21, are
welcome. For details, call 385-1234 or
e-mail 2capers@earthlink.net
i Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30
p.m. first and third Monday at the
Dairy Queen in front of The Home
Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed
Robson at 655-2092.
* Garden Club of Sebring meets
noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 385-
2044 or 382-2063 for details.
* Harmony Hoedowners Square
Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30
p.m. the first and third Monday at
Sebring Civic Center from December
through April. There will be alternating
mainstream and plus dancing with
rounds. Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-
mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.
* Heartland Horses & Handicapped
Inc. is offering pony rides every
Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-
6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-0006 for
more information. All proceeds raised
support our free equine assisted riding
program for adults and children with
special needs, which resumes in
September.
* Highlands County Amateur Radio
Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday
in conference room 3 at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For
details, call Don Roberts at 402-0554
or Darrell Koranda at 471-0226.
* Highlands County Concert Band
rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at
Sebring High School band room.
Experienced musicians are welcome.
Vic Anderson and Colorado Paniagua
conducting. Call 314-8877.
* Highlands County Rotary Club
meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's
Restaurant, Commerce Street,
Sebring.
* Highlands County Sewing Group
meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H
laboratory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
* Highlands Delta Chorale rehears-
es 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the
Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring
(September through May). No audi-
tions are required to join and all ages
are welcome. For details or to book a
concert, call Cheryl Cometta at 699-
2663.
* Highlands Sertoma Club meets
noon, Takis Family Restaurant,
Sebring. .
* Hope Hospice free grief support
group meets at 2 p.m. at Union
Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler
Ave., Avon Park.
* La Leche League, breastfeeding
support for Highlands and southern
Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every
third Monday at the Florida Hospital
Heartland conference rooms.
Pregnant and nursing mothers and
their babies are welcome. For more
information, call 655-6617 or 638-
3954.
* Lake Placid American Legion
Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall.
* Lake Placid Art League will have
classes in Drawing and Painting, con-
ducted by Anne Watson, from from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4
p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric
Painting at the center. For information


call Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its
lounge from 2-9 p.m. at the lodge.
Euchre is at 1 p.m. Ladies crafts is at
2 p.m. Burgers and wings served from
5-7 p.m. Live music is from 4-7 p.m.
Darts is at 7 p.m. with sign up at 6:30
p.m. It is open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has storytime
at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during
holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays cards at
2 p.m. Open to members and quali-
fied guests only. Lodge closes at 6
p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me Alanon
Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon
every Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring.
For details about Alanon, a self-help
group for families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* Loyal Order of Moose, Highlands
County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell
St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and
third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone
number 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous Never
Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at
133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational Church. For
information call Heartland area
helpline (863) 683-0630. More infor-
mation on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People,
Highlands County Branch meets 7
p.m., third Monday, NAACP office, 1
Delaney Heights, Avon Park.
* National Association of Retired
Veteran Railway Employees
(NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third
Monday from October through May at
Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring. All
current and retired railroad employees
and their spouses are invited to
attend. For more details, call Jerry at
441-4418.
* Rotary Club of Highlands County
meets at 6:15 p.m. For details, call.
Darrell Peer at 385-0107.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has
pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the
lounge open from 12-7 p.m. For more
details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Historical Society open
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Located in back side of Sebring Public
Library building on Lake Jackson. For
information, call 471-2522.
I Sebring Optimist Club meets at
6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at
various locations. For details, call
Gabriel Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke
at 381-3514.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves
beef franks and Italian sausages from
1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Women of the Moose meets
at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business
meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For
details, call 655-3920. -
* Sebring Women of the Moose has
a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the
lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 382-8782.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 632, Sebring meets at
3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the
First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, Sebring. Call 655-3673 or
465-0132.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more
details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars Post
4300 meets 7:30 p.m. third Monday,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.

TUESDAY
* Al-Anon Family Groups meet for
discussion and Twelve Step study at
noon, Union Congregational Church,
105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old church.


* American Legion Placid Post 25
Lake Placid has shuffleboard and
euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours
are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts from
5-8 p.m. for members and guests. For
details, call 385-0234.
* American Legion Post 74 open
noon to 8, p.m. Hot dogs served.
Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156
meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout
Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., Avon
Park. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has storytime at
10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during
holidays.
M Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45
p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell
St.
* Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11
a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun 'N Lakes
Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is wel-
come. For more details, call 382-
8431.
M Buttonwood Bay offers "Plus"
country square dance lessons every
Tuesday at 3 p.m. in their rec. center,
For more information call Vern Wright
at 655-2634.
* Celebrate Recovery meets every
Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union
Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler
Ave., Avon Park. A barbecue meal is
served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At
6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30
p.m., the group breaks up into small
groups for men and women. The pro-
gram is designed for drug and-alcohol
addiction, divorce, death or illness
grief, low or lost self-esteem or identi-
ty due to dysfunctional relationships,
depression/anxiety, or any other need
for healing. For details, contact
Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam
Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106.
* Depression Bipolar Support
Alliance Group meets every first and
third Tuesday in Sebring. For details,
call Ronnie Daugherty at 382-6169 or
e-mail roxann@tnninet.
* Fletcher Music Club meets every
Thursday and-Tuesday at Fletcher
Music Center in Lakeshore Mall,
Sebring. For more details, call 385-
3288.
M Friends of Highlands Hammock
meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday,
Highlands Hammock State Park,
Sebring. For more details, call 386-
6099.
M Heartland Avian Society meets
every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at
Huntington National Bank, 126 Center
Ave., Sebring. For more details, call
465-9358.
* Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build
meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St.
Johns Methodist Church social hall,
3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 382- 3553.
* Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9
p.m. in the Sebring High School
Chorus Room, Sebring. All men who
enjoy singing are invited.
* Heartland Symphony Orchestra
rehearsals Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. in
Room 34 of Avon Park SFCC auditori-
um. New members welcome. Call
638-7231.,
* Highlands County Quilt Guild
meets on the first and third Tuesday
of each month at the Women's Club
of Sebring on Lakeview Drive, across
from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Call 4.71-0694 or e-mail
sbringquilter@embarqmai com .
* Highlands County Veterans
Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday
in the lakeside dining room at Sebring
Elks Lodge, on Kenilworth Boulevard,
Sebring. Social time is at 6:30 p.m.
For details, call Roger Perkins at 471-
3424 or 273-4209.
* Hope Hospice grief support group
meets at 4:30 p.m. at Southern
Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from
Florida Hospital Lake Placid.


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Honor


Band


Concert


Feb. 26

Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Some of
the best musicians in the
Heartland Education
Consortium district will gath-
er at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
to show off their talent.
Students from Highlands,
DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry and Okeechobee
counties will present the 12th
annual Honor Band Concert
on the stage at South Florida
Community College's audito-
rium.
The Heartland Education
Consortium board (superin-
tendents Adrian Cline,
DeSoto; Wayne Aldrich,
Glades; David Durastanti,
Hardee; Richard Murphy,
Hendry; Wally Cox,
Highlands; and Dr. Pat
Cooper, Okeechobee) recog-
nizes this as one of the most
outstanding programs in
Florida for instrumental
music.
Band directors from the
districts work diligently to
provide such an exciting
opportunity for their. best
musicians.
The participating students
from the six school districts
have been selected based
upon their musical ability.
They will have. the oppor-
tunity to perform with a
group of approximately 100
musicians who have demon-
strated their expertise. The
middle school students will
perform first; followed by
senior high students.
Most of the 200 students
have never had the opportu-
nity to perform in a group of
this magnitude or with this
level of musical skill.
On Wednesday and
Thursday, the students will
sped the day rehearsing the
numbers to be presented.
Dr. Shelby Chipman, asso-
ciate director of band at
Florida A&M University will
instruct the middle school
students.
Peter Sampson, director of
bands at Whiteland
Community High School in
Kokomo, Ind., will work with
the senior high school band
students.
Recognized by their peers,
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Associated Press
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made a joke in his "Late
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ing whether Phoenix was on
drugs.
The actor had appeared to
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Lovers" co-star, Gwyneth
Paltrow, stuck gum under the
edge of Letterman's desk and
apparently cursed at band-
leader Paul Shaffer for laugh-
ing at him during Wednesday
night's show.
Letterman on Thursday
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Video of Olympics swim-
mer Michael Phelps appeared
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Then came a picture of
Phoenix from the night


before, wearing sunglasses
and a long, black beard and
the caption: "Joaquin
Phoenix: ???????"
Phoenix's older brother,
actor River Phoenix, died of
a drug overdose in 1993.
Hours after Joaquin


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Test your knowledge


of movie quotes with


this three-part quiz


1. "It's not that bad. ... Well, I'm not.saying I'd
like to build a summer home here, but the trees
are actually quite lovely."
A. Cary Elwes as Robin Hood in "Robin Hood:
Men in Tights" (1993)
B. Joaquin Phoenix as Lucius Hunt in "The
Village" (2004)
C. Cary Elwes as Westley in "The Princess
Bride" (1987)
D. Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland in "Cast
Away" (2000)
2. "This sucks. I didn't hook up with one
European chick while I was here. Europe is
officially the worst country in the world."
A. Jacob Pitts as Cooper Harris in "Eurotrip"
(2004)
B. Jason Lively as Russell "Rusty" Griswold in
"European Vacation" (1985)
C. Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr. in
"Catch Me If You Can" (2002)
D. Breckin Meyer as Josh Parker in "Road
Trip" (2000)

3. "It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage."
A. Harrison Ford as Jack Trainer in "Working
Girl" (1988)
B. Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "Star Wars"
(1977)
C. Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in "Raiders
of the Lost Ark" (1981)
D. Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in "Blade
Runner" (1982)

4. "It's not what you know, it's what you can
prove."
A. Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in "The
Bourne Ultimatum" (2007)
B. Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in
"Mission: Impossible II"
(2000)
C. Tom Hanks as Dr.
Robert Langdon in "The
Da Vinci Code" (2006)
D. Denzel Washington
as Alonzo Harris in /
"Training Day" (2001) . I L


5. "Well I had no choice, V, 'I
did I? I'm a woman. \\
Women are obliged to be
far more skillful than men.
You can ruin our reputation t
and our life with a few
well-chosen words. So of
course I had to invent not onl I
myself but ways of escape r,
one has every thought of bet'r,:
And I've succeeded because I"''
always known I was born tc ..l .'1,, I,..
your sex and avenge my own,
A. Judi Dench as Queen Eli .,h-.i 11
"Shakespeare in Love" (199'.
B. Glenn Close as Marquise ld.: I'- I.i
"Dangerous Liaisons" (198i
C. Helen Mirren as Queen Eli: I-..�r I
Queen" (2006)
D. Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in
"Elizabeth" (1998)


II ,r I


S e love our movies. And we love them even more when
we can quote them.
We quote them to our spouses ("Frankly. my dear, I
don't give a damn."), our friends ("I see you're drinking
1 percent. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not.
You could be drinking whole if you wanted to."), our co-work-
ers ("We need to talk about your TPS reports.") and even our
kids ("The time has come for someone to put his foot down.
And that foot is me."). -
How well do you know your movie lines? Take our quiz,
three ways, and find out. Why three ways? If we can get "beef,
three ways" at trendy restaurants, we figure we can serve you
three ways to test your knowledge and prove you are "the mas-
ter."


6. "Right now everything is great, everyone is
happy, everyone is in love and that's wonder-
ful. But you gotta know that sooner or later
you're gonna be screaming at each other about
who's gonna get this dish. This $8 dish will
cost you a thousand dollars in phone calls to
the legal firm of That's Mine. This Is Yours."
A. Judd Nelson as Alec Newbary in "St.
Elmo's Fire" (1985)
B. Meg Ryan as Kate McKay in "Kate &
Leopold" (2001)
C. Joe Mantegna as Andy in "Forget Paris"
(1995)
D. Billy Crystal as Harry Burns in "When
Harry Met Sally" (1989)

7. "We're not playing Spin the Bottle; how old
are we'.1 More importantly, how old are they?"
A. Zach Braff as
,.~r'j:Id:~;' . ,' "" Andrew
" /..' Largeman in
"Garden State"
(2004)
\ B. Annette
. I ' 1 Bening as
i Carolyn
i Burnham in
- "American
Beauty" (1999)
S,''C. Claire Danes
Sas Sookie
S ' Sapperstein in
"Igby Goes
Down" (2002)
D. Colin Firth as
Jamie Bennett in
. ? lf ' "Love Actually"
- (2003)

8. "Rough business,
this movie business. I'm
Soinna have to go back to
S f oan-sharking just to take a


A\. .,' I'esci as Jimmy Alto in
Sill,,l , H ,,II ...... ' (1994)

Ak 4 Leonardo DiCaprio


B. Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas"
(1990)
C. John Travolta as Chili Palmer in "Get
Shorty" (1995)
D. Jason Statham as Turkish in "Snatch"
(2000)

9. "Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising
man, not a red herring. I've got
a job, a secretary, a mother,
two ex-wives and several bar- 6 R(
tenders that depend upon me,
and I don't intend to disappoint busin
them all by getting myself
'slightly' killed." movie
A. Cary Grant as Roger O.
Thornhill in "North by I'm go
Northwest" (1959)
B. Anthony Perkins as Norman to go
Bates in "Psycho" (1960)
C. Ray Milland as Tony Ioan-s
Wendice in "Dial M for
Murder" (1954) just
D. Jimmy Stewart as L. B.
Jefferies in "Rear Window" a
(1954)

10. "Better were the days when mastery of
seas came not from bargains struck with
eldritch creatures ... but from the sweat of a
man's brow and the strength of his back alone.
You all know this to be true!"
A. Geena Davis as Morgan Adams in
"Cutthroat Island" (1995)
B. Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa in "Pirates of
the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007)
C. Dustin Hoffman as Capt. Hook in "Hook"
(1991)
D. Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of
the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
(2003)

MATCHING
Match the movie quotes, numbered below, with
the actor/character/movie combo.

1. "Can I borrow your towel for a sec? My car
just hit a water buffalo."
2. "There's a 95-pound Chinese man with $160


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b

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A. George Clooney as Danny Ocean in
"-Ocean's Eleven" (2001)
B. Lloyd Bridges as Steve McCroskey in
"Airplane!" (1980)
C. Chevy Chase as Irwin Fletcher in "Fletch"
(1985)
D. Harvey Korman as Hedley Lamarr in
"Blazing Saddles" (1974)
E. Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in "The
Devil Wears Prada" (2006)
FREE RESPONSE
You're on your own. Here are the quotes. Do
you know who said them in which movies?

1. "Every day I come by your house and I pick
you up. And we go out. We have a few drinks,
and a few laughs, and it's great. But you know
what the best part of my day is? For about 10
seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and
when I get to your door, cause I think, maybe
I'll get up there and I'll knock on the door and
you won't be there. No goodbye. No see you
later. No nothing. You just left. I don't know
much, but I know that."
2. "I love the smell of napalm in the morn-
ing."
3. "The new phone book's
here! The new phone book's
ugh here! ... This is the kind of
spontaneous publicity -
ss, this your name in print - that
makes people. I'm in print!
business. Things are going to start
happening to me now."
na have 4. "Two dollars; I want my
two dollars!"
back to 5. "I carried a watermelon. I
carried a watermelon?"
harking 6. "You had me at 'hello."'
7. "This week is not about
o take me. It is about you. I'm
gonna show you a good
est. , -time. We're gonna drink a
" lot of good wine. We're
gonna play some golf.
We're gonna eat some great food and enjoy the
scenery and we are going to send you off in


style, mon freee"
8. "You can't really dust for vomit."
9. "I am NOT going to New York to meet
some woman who could be a crazy, sick
lunatic! Didn't you see 'Fatal Attraction'?"
10. "To infinity, and beyond!"
BONUS
Can you identify the quotes in our quiz intro-
duction?
1. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
2. "I see you're drinking 1 percent. Is that
'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not.
You could be drinking whole if you wanted to."
3. "We need to talk about your TPS reports."
4. "The time has come for someone to put his
foot down. And that foot is me."
5. "The master," a reference to "Now I am the
master."
SOURCE: QUOTES AND MOVIE INFO FROM IMDB.COM


ANSWERS

Multiple choice
I. C; 2. A; 3. C; 4. D: 5. B: 6. 1: 7.
A; 8. C; 9. A; 10. B
Matching
1:C; 2. A; 3. D: 4. B; 5. E.

1 'I


Free response
1. Ben Affleck as Chuckie SullivIan
in "Good Will H-unting'" (1997)
2. Robert DuvaIll as I.iciiutcnani
Colmicl Bill KilI ric in
"Apocalypse No\w" ( 1)79)
3. Steve Mai tin as Nat in R.


Johnso n in "The Jerk" (1979)
4. Paperboy in "Better off Dead"
( 185))
5. .CIIIIII i ( rey as~ FlaicesC "Baby'
Htusei.imn in "Dirty Dancing
( 1)87 )
6. Reine ZellwIcscr as I)orolhy


Boyd in "Jerry Maguire" (1996)
7. Paul Giamatti as Miles Raymond
in "Sideways" (2004)
8. Christopher Guest as Nigel
Tufnel in "This Is Spinal Tap"
(1984)
9. Tomn Hanks as Sam Baldwin in


"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)
10. Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear in
"Toy Story" (1995)
Bonus
1. Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in
"Gone With the Wind" (1939)
2. Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder)


in "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004)
3. Dom Portwood (Joe Bays) in
"Office Space" (1999)
4. Dean Vernon Wormer (John
Vernon) in "Animal House" (1978)
5. Darth Vader in "Star Wars"
(1977).


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DIVERSIONS


By ED VOILE


DIG DUG


Change is coming


ACROSS
1 Soaked up rays
7 Movie collie
13 Pitchman
20 South African river
21 Pulse location
22 Stipulation
23 Rug
25 "The Bald Soprano"
playwright
26 Chimney dust
27 Womb-mate
28 "Peanuts" regular
30 Scottish cap
31 Make an effort
32 Penn or Astin
33 Conceived
36 First name in cartoon
skunks
37 Tug
39 SF gridder
40 Old Portuguese cur-
rency
43 Spirited vigor
44 Planet-finding grp.
45 Electronic navigation-
al system
46 "Don Juan" poet
47 17th-century opener
49 CBS rival
52 Have faith in
53 Jackson and Derek
54 God of the east wind
55 Fish like a stick?
56 Talk wildly
57 Tailor's fastener
58 Modifiers *
61 Joanne of "Red
River"
62 Want ad rental
63 Shrug
65 Poetic before
66 Map dir.
67 Well-known wheel-
spinner
68 Matter-of-fact
69 Nearly round
70 Aus. neighbor
71 People conquered by
the Iroquois
72 Work at
73 Fannie of vaudeville


74 North Pole denizen
75 Jailbirds
76 Metal mixture
79 Sheep collectives
80 Part of BPOE
82 Spirit of "The
Tempest"
83 At the earliest
84 Sheet changers
86 Plug
89 Contingencies: abbr.
90 Botches
91 Millstone
92 English corp. letters
95 U.S. transp. reg.
agcy.
96 Former Turkish offi-
cial
97 Pismires
98 Big Apple section
99 Anchoring place
101 Fug
,106 Demonstrates
107 Rough shelter
108 Graphite remover
109 Most compact
110 Going astray
111 Uses a divining rod

DOWN
1 Leg-up
2 Shady bower
3 Region of France
4 Wield needles
5 I problem?
6 Bombarding particle
used in accelerators
7 Hispanic
8 "East of Eden" twin
9 Actor Erwin
10 Calendar-watch abbr.
11 Wrath
12 Bit of facial hair
13 Red gem
14 Haughty
15 Charged atoms
16 First of a gender
17 Bug
18 Way out
19 Lodger
24 Q-tips, e.g.
29 Meteor tail?


32 Assassinated
Egyptian leader
33 Welsh actor Novello
34 Graphic opening?
35 "NFL PrimeTime"
channel
36 Abyss -
37 Sentimental novelist
Fannie
38 Orbison and Rogers
39 Oder- Line
40 Alienate
41 Shell fragments
42 Slug
44 Ascorbic acid defi-
ciency
46 Financial pluses
47 In a muffled manner
48 Dismal
50 Military quarters


Solution on page 8B


51 Most merciless
53 B-complex vitamin
54 N.T. book
57 Seven Wonders light-
house
58 Pt. of speech
59 Narc org.
60 Noah's vessel
63 Small particles
64 Vegas opener?
69 University of Maine
setting
72 Horseback game
73 Political coalitions
76 Buck's tail?
77 Prison sentence
78 Why don't we?
79 Converging to a point
(var.)
81 Mormon letters


82 Like auxiliary devices
83 _ Domingo
84 Disabled
85 Room recess
86 Superlatively sage
87 Baseball bat wood
88 Witticism
90 Sorcerers
92 Very fertile loam
93 Final strike
94 Active people
96 Walk to and fro
97 Bus. Itr. abbr.
98 Irwin or Artie
100 Med. personnel
102 _ Lingus (Irish air-
line)
103 -es-Salaam
104 Literary bits
105 PGA member


Class clown often struggles with low self-esteem


Question: I'm a teacher
and I love my students. There
is one kid in my sixth-grade
class, however, who drives
me nuts. He works overtime
trying to make everybody
laugh. What drives this imp-
ish child? Why does he want
to make life miserable for
me?
Dr. Dobson: We all
remember the kid you're
talking about. He's called
"the class clown," and some
other things that are less flat-
tering. He is a trial to his
teachers, an embarrassment
to his parents, and an utter
delight to every child who
wants to escape the boredom
of school. There are millions
of class clowns on the job
today. It's my belief that
boards of education assign at
least one such kid to every
class just to make sure that
school teachers earn every
dollar of their salaries.
:These skilled little dis-
rtpters are usually boys.
They often have reading or
other academic problems.
They may be small in stature,
although not always, and
they'll do anything for a
laugh. Their parents and
teachers may not recognize
that behind the boisterous


behavior is often the
pain of inferiority.
You see, humor is
a classic response to
feelings of low self- r
esteem. That's why I
within many suc-
cessful comedians is
the memory of a FocI
hurting little boy or
girl. Jonathan Te
Winters' parents Dr.
were divorced when Do
he was seven years
old, and he said he used to
cry when he was alone
because other children teased
him about not having a
father. Joan Rivers frequently
jokes about her unattractive-
ness as a girl. She said she
was such a dog, her father
had to throw a bone down the
aisle to get her married.
These and other comedians
got their training during
childhood, using humor as a
defense against childhood
hurts. That's usually the
inspiration for the class
clown. By making an enor-
mous joke out of everything,
he conceals the self-doubt
that churns inside.
That understanding should
help us meet his needs and
manage such a child more
effectively.


Question: I would
like to teach my own
child about human
*i- sexuality but I'm not
sure I know how to
1 go about it. Talk
about the matter of
Timing. When do I
US On say what?
Dr. Dobson: One
Family of the most common
James mistakes made by
*bson parents and many
overzealous educa-
tors is teaching too much too
soon. One parent told me, for
example, that the kinder-
garten children in her local
district were shown films of
animals in the act of copula-
tion. That is unwise and dan-
gerous. Available evidence
indicates that there are
numerous hazards involved,
in moving too rapidly.
Children can sustain a severe
emotional jolt by being
exposed to realities for which
they are not prepared.
Furthermore, it is unwise
to place the youngster on an
informational timetablethat
will result in full awareness
too early in life. If 8-year-old
children arc given an under-
standing of mature sexual
behavior, it is less likely that
they will wait 10 or 12 years


to apply this knowledge with-
in the confines of marriage.
Generally speaking, chil-
dren should be given the
information they need at a
particular age. Six-year-olds,
for example, don't need to
understand the pleasures of
adult sexuality. They are not
ready to deal with that con-
cept at their developmental
stage. They should be told
where babies come from and
how they are born. Sometime
between 6 and 9, depending
on the maturity and interest
of an individual (and what is
being heard in the neighbor-
hood), he or she ought to
understand how conception
occurs. The rest of the story
can be told later in elemen-
tary school.
Admittedly, this ideal
timetable can be turned
upside down by exposure to
precocious friends, racy
videos or unwise adults.
When that occurs, you have
to cope with the fallout as
best as possible.

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


Man strives to put money only where his mouth is


Change. That was
the slogan we saw
on many signs dur-
ing the presidential
elections. And it
resonated with a lot
of voters.
We have been
ushered into this era Paus
of change and await Co
the outcome. But, O
change comes to us Jan
all of the time even
if it isn't coupled with a
campaign slogan.
Someone has once said
that the, only thing we can be
sure of is change. All we
need to do is look back a
few decades.
When I first started work-
ing on Wall Street, huge
computers were housed in a
temperature-controlled room.
Only personnel trained to
operate them were allowed
in that room.
I never thought that one
day I would come to under-
stand even the least bit of
computer technology or jar-
gon. Nor at the tender age
of 18 did I think that some-
day there would be personal
computers and that I would
rely on one to do my work
and communicate via e-mail.
At that time, my biggest
challenge was mastering an
electric typewriter.
Now, computers dominate
all of technology from
phones to cars and more.
Had the size of a computer
not changed, none of this
would be possible.
So, change can be benefi-
cial if it's not change for the
sake of change. We need to








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pray for our new
president that he
will seek wisdom
and promote
change that will be
: serviceable and
, ' wholesome.
It is such a com-
se And fort to know that in
id the midst of
Insider change, we can
Merop pray to God who is
changeless as we
see in Hebrews 6: 17, NIV,
where it says, "Because God
wanted to make the
unchanging nature of his
purpose very clear to the
heirs of what was promised,
he confirmed it with an
oath."
And then in Hebrews
13:8, we can take comfort in
knowing that in the midst of.
change, our God is change-
less; for it says, "Jesus
Christ is the same yesterday
and today and forever."
I remember the solace I
derived from that truth and
passed onto my son when
our world was rocked by
divorce and forced us into
changes not of our choosing.
As we look back and
remember past presidents
who served our nation, many
relied on the changeless
nature of our loving God for
wisdom and guidance. Let's
keep our new president in
our prayers that he, too, will
turn to and.rely on our
changeless God in the midst .
of a changing world.
Selah

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KNOWLEDGE


t's 2009 and black Americans
tainly been an era of firsts.


are making historic strides. This has cer-


But we can't tell you what they all are. That's the point of this Black
History Month Quiz, along with reminding you of past achievements.
Grab a piece of paper and test your knowledge on these freehand
questions (no multiple choice guessing for you!). Let's see if you have been
'taking notes about these important facts.
- Bridgette A. Lacy and Kristin Collins, McClatchy Newspapers


I Name the first black
head coaches to laad
their teams to the Super
Bowl.


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6 Where was the first
sit-in at a segregat-
ed lunch counter, staged
by four black students in
1960?



11 What Supreme
Court case
established the "separate
but equal" doctrine in
1896. laying the ground-
work for Jim Crow law�.
all over the South?


7 In 1924,
Gw\endolyn Brooks
w as the first black per-
son to win the Pulitzer
Prize. winning for poet-
rN. True or False?


JERN E ET CIlC AGOI TFRBUrNE


S2 Name the
S Edward P. Jones
book that won the 2004
Pulitzer Prize.


3 What religious
denomination was
founded bv blacks who
objected to sitting in a
separate gallery during
church ser ices?












8 The movie
"Something The
Lord Made" is based on
the true life of:


3 Name
1' the
first black
male and
female win-
ners of the
Grammy
awards.


4 President Barack
Obama talks a lot
about his mixed heritage.
Identify where his moth-
er and father -' ere born

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What constitutional
amendment rati-
fied in 1868. guaranteed
equal protection under
the law for all people?


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filmmaker Aho
made a documeniarN
about Hurncane Katrina



4 A What events
'I prompted the
Nanonal Advisory
Commission on Civil
Disorders (popularly, the
Kerner Commission) to
warn in 1968, "Our
\ nation is moving
toward two
societies, one
S black, one
white - sep-
arate and
unequal"?


SCharles Wddell .
1 Chesnuti. an
honoree in the popular
Black Heritage com-
memorati\e samp series
issued b ------- "
the U.S.
Postal
Service, is
considered
the first
black writer
to receive
major
acclaim.
True or
False?


5 Who is Joseph
5 Lower)y'


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JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION


ANSWERS: 1. Both the Chicago Bear's Lovie Smith and the Indianapolis Colts' Tony Dungy became the first black head coaches to take their teams to the Super Bowl, when
the two met in the 2007 game. The Colts won the game 29-17. 2. Halle Berry won the Best Actress Oscar in 2002 for her roll in "Monster's Ball." 3. African Methodist
Episcopal. 4. Barack Obama, Sr., was born in Kenya. Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, grew up in Kansas. 5. The Fourteenth Amendment. 6. At a Woolworths department store in
Greensboro, N.C. 7. False. Brooks became the first black Pulitzer winner in 1950. 8. Vivien T. Thomas, a black surgical technician. 9. Spike Lee made the documentary, "When
the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts." 10. True. 11. Plessy v. Ferguson. 12. "The Known World." 13. In 1958, both Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald won at the first
Grammy Awards. 14. More than 100 inner city riots in the summer of 1967. 15. Rev. Joseph Lowery in a United Methodist minister and a leader in the Civil Rights movement.
He delivered the benediction at the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama.


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