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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 20, 2009
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
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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>.
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Longtime friends of Sebring couple

were killed in New York plane crash


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy,@newssun.com
SEBRING - Pat Mann
had known Linda Davidson
since the two were in kinder-
garten and after 56 years they
were still best friends.
"We've been through thick
and thin," Mann said. "We
had some fun times; lots of
good memories."
Linda and her husband
Ron were on their way home
from California on Feb. 12
when the plane they were on,
Continental Connection
Flight 3407, crashed.


'Life won't be
the same.'

PAT MANN
friend of victims
After a seemingly routine
flight, the airplane endured a
26-second plunge before
smashing into a house in icy
weather about six miles from
Buffalo Niagara International
Airport.
Though ice buildup has
emerged as a possible factor,
the cause has remained elu-


sive in part because there was
no distress call from the
pilot, no mechanical failure
has been identified and the
plane was so severely dam-
aged.
The crew had turned on the
plane's deicing system 11
minutes after . leaving
Newark, N.J. Shortly before
the crash, they notified air
traffic controllers that they
"were experiencing significant
ice buildup.
All 49 people on board
were killed as-well as one on
the ground.


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Volume 90/Number 22 150 cents


Courtesy photo
Ron and Linda Davidson (from left) visit with Pat and Al
Mann recently in North Carolina. The Davidsons, who were
lifelong friends of the Manns, were killed last week when
.Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed into a house in
Buffalo last week.


The Davidsons had spent
the previous week visiting
their daughter and had an
early celebration of their 40th


wedding anniversary, which
would have come in March.
The last time they saw
Continued on page 8A


Question: Does
President Obama's
signing of the stimulus
bill give you hope that
the economy will turn
around soon?


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Total votes: 93


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outsiders are moving to
Florida a good thing for
the state?
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Age 76, of Venus
William Stephenson Jr.
Age 69, of Sebring
Mary Wajdik
Age 87, of Lake Placid
Obituaries, Page 5A

Classifieds 9A
Community Briefs 5A
Community Calendar 7B
Dear Abby 11B
Editorial 4A
Living 12B
Local Golf News 4B
Lottery Numbers 2A
Movie Reviews 11B
Movie Times 11B
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Memory Worth?

For Sebring man, it was 10

shillings back in World War II


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - How many
shillings does it take to make a
memory?
If you are an American soldier in
England during World War II it
takes 10.
The story started over 60 years
ago when George Dowswell signed
a 10-shilling note while on leave
and gave it to a girl in a pub.
The signed note traveled for a
bit and ended up in the hands of a
couple in England who does World
War II reenactments, Phyllis and
Barry Cole, who found the note in
with a few bills they bought on e-
Bay.
Seeing the unique name and
U.S. address, the Coles decided to
do some research and placed an ad
in Country Living Magazine.
According to Dowswell's step-
daughter, Cynthia Baker, a caretak-
er at Fairway Pines (the assisted
living center where George and his
wife Martha currently reside)
noticed the ad and asked George if
he ever lived in Toledo. George
answered yes, and Baker followed
up with an e-mail to the Coles.
"I am the stepdaughter of
George, who served in World War
II. He had a leave in England dur-
ing the war...it has to be him. The
address in Toledo, Ohio, was his,


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
George and Martha Dowswell reminisce at their home at Fairway Pines
in Sebring Thursday morning about George's time in the Army during
World War II. While in England, he signed a 10 shilling note (above)
which was found 60 years later and led an English couple to find him.


and his middle name begins with
E.," wrote Barker in her e-mail.
"It is interesting how the maga-
zine came our way. My mom and
George live in an assisted living
facility in Florida. George is now
92, but his hearing is failing. A


waitress in their dining room asked
George yesterday what his middle
name was and if he had ever lived
in Toledo. Yes, he had."
"Then she showed him the mag-
azine. What a bizarre surprise!
Continued on page 3A


Courthouse

hidden camera

case concluded

State's attorney
says no laws broken
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - The investigation into
concealed cameras and possible
recorded audio in the administrative
offices of the Highlands County.
Courthouse stalled this week when
Assistant . State Attorney Steve
Houchin stated his office found no
wrong doing and that his. office would
take no further action in the matter.
At least four cameras were located
in the offices of the courthouse, two
concealed in air vents in Room 309,
one in the electronic court reporting
office, and one hidden in a teddy bear.
A fifth camera allegedly captured
video, but has yet to be located, and
one of the cameras had the capability
to record audio.
Since it is illegal to record audio in
Florida without both parties' consent,
the state's attorney office reviewed the
evidence produced *by Highlands
County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Darin
Hood and declared that they could find
nothing illegal happened.
In a written statement dated Deb.
12, Houchin said his office concluded
that "The information provided to this
office discloses that the cameras
recorded only video, not audio," and
therefore no crime was committed.
Houchin's letter went on to state
that "...there is no indication that the
Continued on page 8A


'Freedom quilts' helping students learn about black history

Quilts were used to pass secret

messages to escaping slaves


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.comi
SEBRING - For the third graders
in teacher Krista Fredrikson's class,
history and life lessons were taught
this week using tape, scissors and
construction paper.
To celebrate Black History Month,
the students in her class made "free-
dom quilts."
"It essentially started with the
slaves in the underground railroad,"
Fredrikson said. "They would make
different patterns and the different
patterns would mean to do a certain
thing."
She found the idea for the lesson
on the Internet and found a video
about Harriet Tubman to incorporate


in her teachings.
To make the quilt pattern, students
cut out and pieced together the paper
to create a large, wavy "X" across a
square.
"It means they would go in a
crooked path," said student
Dartannion Goss.
According to the quilt code, the
pattern the class made would advise
escaped slaves that they needed to
follow a zigzag path and avoid trav-
eling in a straight line for safety.
Safehouses for escaped slaves
would hang the quilts on their
fences.
"They didn't have dryers," Goss
explained. "It was common to hang
Continued on page 8A


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Third Grader Joseph Della Roco assembles his "freedom quilt" so it would
send the correct message to escaped slaves Wednesday afternoon in
Woodlawn Elementary School teacher Krista Fredrikson's classroom. For
Black History Month the class learned about the Underground Railroad and
Harriet Tubman.


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Want to be a movie

star? Audition for new

play at Little Theatre


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
chliristopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - Highlands
Little Theatre's June produc-
tion is "Shakespeare in
Hollywood", a slapstick
1930s-style screwball,
romantic comedy by Ken
Ludwig.
The story takes place on a
sound stage at the Warner
Brothers movie studio in
1934. The story, inspired by
director Max Rheinhardt's
real-life efforts to film
William Shakespeare's "A
:Midsummer Night's Dream,"
:is completely fictional, pro-
*viding actors the unusual
'opportunity to play the parts
*of famous actors and celebri-
*ties.
: Jimmy Cagney, Dick
"Powell, Joe E. Brown,
-Louella Parsons and the
:mighty Jack Warner himself
:are all characters in the play.
So too are Oberon and
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"Sebring eyes

change in

: bid policy
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - A city coun-
cil-appointed committee
organized to review bids for a
new fire engine recommend-
ed Tuesday night to not
accept any. Every one of the
four bids had irregularities or
did not meet specifications,
the council was told. '
The committee asked the
council to consider amending
the city's purchasing policy
by adding the Florida
Sheriff's Association to city
ordinance section 2-357(c) as
an entity that the city could
"piggyback"' upon when
shopping for the new engine
or other items costing more
than $15,000.
That means the city would
use the association's
resources to collect bids
instead of its own.
As currently written, the
ordinance allows for certain
exceptions to requiring the
bidding process, such as in
the event an item is only
available from one supplier,
or a state or federal general
services administration con-
tract is involved.
But some not-for-profit
corporations - like the
Florida Sheriff's Association,
the Florida Fire Chief's
Association, and the Florida
League of Cities - exist to
help governments by prepar-
ing bid documents for a range
pf items and determining the
,lowest responsible bidder for
,hose items.
I By piggybacking on the
association's bidding docu-
ments the city gains the sav-
ings of being part of a larger
entity.
The change also means the
city may save significant
administration expense by
buying goods at rates deter-
mined by. one of the not-for-
profits to be the lowest and
!most responsible.
The council expressed
.approval during the first
reading of the bill. It will
have to be read again, with
time for public comment,
'before it becomes official.


Puck from "A Midsummer
Night's Dream".
The plots merge as
Shakespeare's characters
interact with Ludwig's, cre-
ating all kinds of comedic
possibilities.
This is the third Ludwig
play to be presented by HLT.
"Moon over Buffalo" was a
hit and "Lend Me a Tenor"
was recognized as play of the
year.
Tammie Pollard will be
directing the production. She
invites anyone who is inter-
ested in auditioning to the
Highlands Little Theatre
tonight at 7 p.m. to watch the
original 1934 film of "A
Midnight Summer's Dream"
upon which the play is based.
Auditions themselves will
be held at the theater March
2-4. The theater is at 356 W.
Center Ave. Call Pollard at
471-6224.


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - While a rollover accident
near peak traffic Tuesday afternoon
looked bad, it was worse on the car than
the driver.
Parveen Sethi, 26, of Sebring, was driv-
ing south on U.S. 27 when Anna Lopez,
70, of Avon Park, allegedly drove into her
lane.
"It looks like Lopez went from the cen-
ter lane to-the inside lane and collided
with the other driver," said Public Affairs
Officer Lt. Chris Miller of the Florida
Highway Patrol.
"I don't know where she was coming
from," Lopez said after the crash. "She
should have had plenty of time to see me;
my car is not invisible."
There was only light damage to the
front driver's side of Lopez's sport utility
vehicle.
The 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by
Sethi was another story. The car was
,totaled, rolling over at least once.


SSethi was transported to Florida
Hospital Heartland with "only possible
injuries," Miller said.
Lopez was coming from the driveway
opposite the MidFlorida Federal Credit
Union when she pulled into the center
lane of U.S. 27.
' She said the light at U.S. 27 and Sun 'N
Lake Boulevard was red, and she pulled
out.
"You know how careful I am," she told
a friend.
From the center lane she tried to get in
the left lane, she said.
"This sent (the Toyota) into a counter
clockwise rotation then it overturned from
there," Miller said. "(It) traveled up the
median curb and began to rotate on its
right side."
The accident occurred at 4:45 p.m. and
by the time the FHP arrived at 5:20 traffic
was still blocked down to one lane of
travel in the southbound lanes.
Lopez was charged with failure to drive
in a single lane.


Benson named to Sebring CRA board


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.luffley@newssun.com
Sebring - City council
members selected
Christopher Benson to fill
the empty seat. on the
Community Redevel-
opment Board Tuesday
night. He was one of six
applicants.
The seat became vacant
when Jim Rimmer resigned
due to ending his business
interests within the board's
district.
To be a member of the
board, an individual either
has to live, work or own a
business within its borders.
Benson, who grew up in
Sebring and graduated from
high school here in 2003, is
a graduate of Florida State
University.
He majored in political
science and minored in
urban and regional plan-
ning.
Benson said his educa-
tion has taught him to be,
"looking at new solutions
and creating partnerships
between the public and pri-
vate sectors."
Currently he works as
land acquisition manager
for the county.
Because of his experi-
ence with planning and
zoning regulations, and his
understanding of the
Florida Growth
Management regulation, he
brings a great deal to the
board.


S I want to use
my education to
help the
community.'

CHRISTOPHER BENSON
CRA board member
As a recent graduate,
Benson is current with
modern methods and pro-
grams related to community
development and redevel-
opment.
In expressing his interest
in the position to the city
council Benson wrote, "I
admire the work the CRA
does and have followed the
agency closely on the Web
site.
"Redevelopment has the
potential to both preserve
community values and
enhance the quality of life
in Sebring."
In an interview, Benson
said he looks forward to
giving back to his home
town. "I want to use my
education to help the com-
munity," he said.
The CRA board meets
twice a month. It has a
budget of funds it may
appropriate to individual
homeowners for facade
grants, or use to help larger
projects in its district.
The focus is on reinvigo-
rating its district, which
roughly includes all of
downtown. The members
are not paid.


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(larrisa Williams, Publisher
863-385-6155, ext. 515


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Christopher Benson was appointed to the city's
Community Redevelopment Agency Tuesday night A
recent graduate of Florida State University, Benson
majored in political science and took two minors - in
urban and regional planning and public administration.
He has been land acquisition manager for the county
since September of 2008.


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County

submits

list of

stimulus

requests

to FDOT

By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - After some
scrambling to meet quick
deadlines, County Engineer
Ramon D. Gavarrete returned
the county's priority stimulus
request list to the Florida
Department of Transportation
on Thursday.
The county list includes
more than 78 projects, but not
all of them will get completed
with stimulus money.
According to Gavarrete, the
resurfacing projects have
been prioritized based on
roadway condition and rating
number, traffic volumes, and
concurrency determination
network.
Highlands County
Commissioners heard about
opportunities created by the
stimulus package signed by
President Barack Obama early
on Tuesday, but were told
they would have to act fast to
,get their list to the Florida
Department of Transportation.
"This is literally happening
as we speak," said County
Administrator Michael
Wright.-
Wright added that the stim-
ulus package could mean
close to $4 million in aid to
the county, and that the
money that was budgeted for
a project could be used some-
where else!
Included on the revised list
are projects from all three
cities as well as county roads
desperately in need.

Top 10 requests
1) County Road 621 from
U.S. 27 to Crocket Road
2) County Road 17 from
Kenilworth to Lakeview Drive
3) Memorial Drive from the
Sebring Parkway to Manatee
Drive
4) Sparta Road from State
Road 66 to Orday Road
5) Lake Josephine Drive from
Henscratch Road to Payne
Road
6) Lake Josephine Drive from
Henscratch Road to Oak
Beach Road
7) South Main Avenue in
Lake Placid from Poinsettia
Street to West Interlake
Boulevard
8) Home Avenue in Sebring
9) North Main Avenue in
Lake Placid.
10) South Lake Avenue in
Avon Park.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Chris Pye of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department helps clean up a spill
from the rollover accident Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 27 near Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard.

No serious injuries in Tuesday

afternoon rollover on US 27









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www.newssun.com News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
'I was a handsome guy back then,' George Dowswell remembers Thursday as he holds
a picture of himself in his Army uniform from the 1940s.

Note on a note sparks international search


Continued from page 1A
George is very proud for serving in the war
and was in fact a POW for a time. He still
has his dress uniform and medals," Barker
said.
Martha spends everyday with George,
and loves to write.
"This is a wonderful story, I would love
to have your job. I think I would like to be
a reporter," Martha said.
Another interesting twist to the story -
George misspelled his last name on the
note, leaving out the first "w" in
Dowswell, but the Toledo address matches.
According to Baker, the misspelling was
probably because George was a soldier
enjoying his leave to the fullest. George
thinks he remembers, but isn't telling.
"George does not remember the every-
thing about signing the note, but I guess he
was having a good time," Baker said.
Another odd thing is that in those days,
10 shillings was a lot of cash.
George said that was about $5, but
because of the times was still a consider-
able amount.
"In those days, ten shillings was the best
part of a week's wages to the less well paid
worker in this country," Phyllis Cole said
in an e-mail.
Since the first flurry of excited e-mails,
the Coles and Baker have expanded their


Courtesy photo
Phyllis and Barry Cole hold the 10-
shilling note they bought off of e-Bay with
George Dowswell's signature and address
on it.

conversations to others in George's family,
including Baker's sister and her son.
"My sister and her son have sent pic-
tures of George's uniform as well. He gave
it to his grandson in Michigan," Baker
said.
Oh, and one other thing. George and
Martha both have the same birthday: Feb.
22. The same day as our first President
George Washington - whose wife was
also named Martha.
This year George will be 93, and is still
good-looking. Martha will be 90, and is
still writing.


Publix applauded for United Way


donations


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Publix Associate for 34 years Nick Widner (from left), Nu-Hope Elder Care Services
Executive Director Sandy Foster, Publix Associate for 16 years Mattie Adams, News-
Sun Publisher Clarissa Williams and United Way of Central Florida Area Director
Shareen Lynn Childs gather Thursday morning during United Way's Publix
Appreciation Day at Publix in South Sebring. According to Childs, Publix employee and
corporate contributions total about $90,000 of the $420,000 contributed in Highlands
County. United Way helps fund many local organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl
Scouts, YMCA, Nu-Hope, the Red Cross and the Rape Crisis Center as well as many
others. Contributions have been down this past year, but Childs explained it's not too
late to donate. Call 453-3401 to make a contribution or to learn more.


Woman says Connecticut chimp

that attacked woman bit her in '96


Associated Press
STAMFORD, Conn. -
The same 200-pound chimp
who was fatally shot this
week after a vicious attack on
his owner's friend also bit a
woman in 1996, the woman
said in an interview broadcast
Thursday.
The woman, Leslie Mostel-
Paul, said Travis the chimp
bit her hand and tried to pull
her into a vehicle as she greet-
ed him. She said she com-
plained to the chimp's owner
and to police.
Travis was killed Monday
after severely wounding his
owner's friend, 55-year-old
Charla Nash. Nash remained
hospitalized Thursday with
critical injuries to her face
and hands.
"I honestly believe if they
had followed through, maybe
the laws would have been
changed sooner and this other
woman wouldn't be in the
hospital, fighting for her life
now," said Mostel-Pau.l, a for-
mer Stamford resident who
lives in Atlanta.
Owner Sandra Herold, who
raised the chimpanzee from
its infancy, has said he was a
loving pet whose behavior
Monday was completely out
of character.
Herold speculated that
Travis was being protective
of her when he attacked Nash,
who she said was driving a
different car, wearing a new
hairstyle and holding an Elmo
stuffed toy in front of her face
as a present to the chimp.
Meanwhile, an animal con-
trol officer, Lynn
DellaBianco, said she warned
Herold in 2003 after Travis
escaped Herold's vehicle and
frolicked in downtown
Stamford traffic for a few
hours. "I did express concern
that obviously this could turn
into something worse if he
really decided to start getting
angry and do something,"
DellaBianco said.
Authorities have not said


whether Herold will face
criminal charges. State law
allowed her to own the 14-
year-old chimp as a pet,
though several state leaders
are calling for tighter restric-
tions in the wake of the latest
attack.
Doctors at Stamford
Hospital said Wednesday that
it took four teams of surgeons
more than seven hours to sta-
bilize Nash. Hand specialists,
plastic surgeons and special-
ists in orthopedics, ophthal-
mology and traunia have


treated Nash, who has made
slight progress but remained
in critical condition, Dr.
Kevin Miller said.
Herold's voice was filled
with fear and horror in 911
tapes released by police
Tuesday night.
Travis can be heard grunt-
ing as she cries for help:
"He's killing my friend!" .
The dispatcher says,
"Who's killing your friend?"
Herold replies, "My chim-
panzee! He ripped her apart!
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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL

Good manners good for economy


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It was refreshing to see the large
crowd that turned out for the Roaring
'20s Festival and the Classic Car


Show Saturday.
Stores and restaurants
stayed open as people lin-
gered, having a good time.
Having a good time, of
course, was a major reason
for putting on the events in
the first place, but as impor-
tant was the hope the crowds
would provide business for
the craftsmen and merchants
on the Circle working to
make a living.
In today's difficult eco-
nomic climate every cus-
tomer willing to come into a
store and spend money is an
important person.
At the same time, most of
us have a basic understanding
of what constitutes good
manners.
We don't talk with our
mouths full, or pick our
.noses, or cut in lines.
Good manners are the
lubricant that keeps society
running smoothly.
Unfortunately, in some sit-
uations, some of us forget our
small but necessary responsi-
bilities to one another.
For example, on Saturday,
Ron Thomas, who just
opened Captain Ron's
Mercantile on the Circle, had
problems with a few individ-


uals who brought chairs with
them and set up a home base
in front of the door of his
shop.
The placement of the
chairs blocked his entrance,
making it difficult for poten-
tial shoppers to enter.
Worse, Thomas said, was
that for the greater part of the
time the chairs were empty as
the individuals roamed about
sightseeing.
At one point he asked them
to move the chairs to one
side, Thomas said, "and they
did shift a few inches one
way. But then they slowly
moved back to where they
had been.
"When I came out and saw
(the chairs) were empty, I tell
ydu, I almost got me some
chairs," he said, meaning he
had been going to remove
them, the anger still evident
in his voice.
But instead, Thomas decid-
ed to be polite and didn't
touch the chairs.
We need to remember life
has a balance, even in turbu-
lent times.
One the one hand retailers
must understand customers
are vital if a business is to


thrive. Crowds on the Circle
are a good thing, because
they bring customers who are
to be encouraged and treated
with respect, including those
sitting down.
But customers have to
remember that retailers and
restaurants in particular are
stressed and stretched at a
time when cash is not readily
available and shopping habits
have changed as people learn
to live with less.
Even the loss of a single
sale can make a difference
for some of these businesses.
Blocking the entrance to a
store can easily result in just
that kind of loss.
So we ask those who turn
out for the special events and
parades to have a wonderful
time, and by all means bring
chairs and a sweater or what-
ever will make you comfort-
able. But please, as a matter
of simple etiquette, set up
camp to one side of a store's
front door. Leave a clear
space so people can get to
and through it easily, even
those who might be disabled
and in a wheelchair or on a
scooter.
lt's the little things in life,
like thinking about someone
else's needs, that will help
keep us on the road to recov-
ery.


TODAY'S LETTERS


Write officials about
Progress Energy increase
Editor:
I am sending you this information in
hopes you will publish it and by doing
so alert Highlands County residents to
on urgent matter. We have to gather
together and take action.
Most of us are operating under
"'sticker shock" when it comes to
spending our precious dollars in recent
days. So many prices have gone up, we
seldom really pay attention any more;
we just sigh and pay. However, we
must "rally the troops" in this case.
Progress Energy has begun collecting
its 25 percent rate increase. I didn't
particularly check our bill until my
neighbor called and told me how much
theirs had risen. After the call, I looked
closely at ours and discovered it had
jumped by over $49. I nearly fainted.
I pulled out last month's bill and
found the charges for the kilowatt
hours had risen across the board from a
"low" of $1.25 to a high of $1.41 per
n(it.
:, Folks, we just got rid of the Sebring
Rider, and now this. To hike our cost
for such an essential service at this
point in our economy is really bad. The
9ost of everything has risen so much as
to make our lives like treading water,
and now we get hit with a tidal wave.
: I have written to Denise Grimsley,
J.D. Alexander and Bill Nelson with
the particulars of our personal electric
bill and with a heartfelt plea for them
to use their elected positions to fight
for their constituents in Highlands
County to get this reversed. If they can


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do it with something as relatively
unimportant as the TV changeover,
they ought to be able to fix this traves-
ty. If others of you will write them or
call them as well, our voices will be
heard. One or two of us cannot move
government alone. Please, do your part.
Thank you in advance.
Judith Hinkle
Sebring


Congressmen are not above
the law
Editor:
As I was reading all about the con-
gressmen not paying their taxes
reminded me of when I was stationed
in the Army in Washington, D.C. in
1951.
I filed my income tax report for 1950
and in due time, I received a notice
from the IRS that I still owed $1. They
also sent a note along with the notice
stating that if I didn't pay the dollar,
they would put a lien on my pay. I was
only getting $75 a month at the time
and really couldn't afford the dollar,
but I sent it anyway.
Apparently, our congressmen feel
that they are above the law and don't
have to pay on the thousands of dollars
they make above their salaries.
John Thomas
Lake Placid

Bigger government is not
the answer
Editor:
In a recent letter to your fine news-
paper, Republicans were accused of
hoping that President Obama fails. Of
course I can't speak for all of us, but I
don't think it's a personal issue at all. I
would hope that any person, whether
Democrat or Republican, Conservative
or Liberal or Moderate (whatever that
is), who supports the views that
President Obama is currently espousing
would fail. Thinking that we can stimu-
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Guilt com


I feel guilty
about it, if you
want to know the
truth.
Maybe I better
explain.
One of the provi-
sions slipped into
the pork-packed
"stimulus" package
authorizes billions
for digitizing med-
ical records. It.also
establishes a


Guest
Column
Tom Purcell


National Coordinator for
Health Information
Technology.
According to Betsy
McCaughey, the former lieu-
tenant governor of New
York, that's not a good idea.
She explains,, at
Bloomberg.com, that the
national coordinator will
monitor everyone's medical
treatment to make sure doc-
tors are "doing what the fed-
eral government deems
appropriate and cost effec-
tive."
In other words, the gov-
ernment will be able to
begin "guiding" doctors'
decisions - it will be able
to dissuade costly treat-
ments, say, for older folks
who the government figures
may croak soon anyhow.
That's why I feel guilty.
I write for a living, you
see. Writing is hard. Because
I am unable to concentrate at
home, I go to a coffee shop
or diner every morning. One
of my favorite spots is
Panera Bread.
But most mornings, I
encounter a problem:
retirees.
There are dozens of them
at Panera Bread. They are in
their 60s, 70s and 80s - one
woman is 93. They are
healthy and cheerful. They
talk loudly and laugh bois-
terously.
Who can blame them for
being so upbeat? They are a
reflection of an incredibly
successful civilization that,
our current recession aside,
produced unimaginable
wealth - and unimaginable
advances in health care.
Some of the retirees have
new hips and knees, no
doubt. Their tickers, success-
fully bypassed and rerouted,
are beating as good as new.
They've likely outlived a
number of maladies that
might have been their end if
not for the amazing drugs
and medical innovations that
America has produced.
But I am unable to write
when the retirees are social-
izing at Panera Bread.
One fellow has a power-
ful, booming voice and loves
to use it. One lady has a
cackle that sounds like fin-
gernails scraping a chalk-
board. Another fellow breaks
out whistling for no reason
at all - a loud, screeching
whistle that makes concen-
trating impossible.
It is a touch ironic that as


plex

they enjoy their cof-
fee and camaraderie
on one side of the f
room, I sit on the
other side working
in order to fund
some of their good
fortune - to fund
Medicare and Social
Security.
It isn't their fault
that Social Security
is a giant Ponzi
scheme - that they


are drawing out way more
than they paid in and that
I'm surely paying in way
more' than I'll ever draw out.
It also struck me as ironic
that the more they talk and
cackle and whistle, the less
work I Am able to get done.
The less I produce, the less I
am able to bill. The less I am
able to bill, the less taxes I
am able to pay to fund the
Medicare and Social
Security that contributes to
their cheerfulness.
But nothing is more ironic.
than this: Some of my retiree
friends likely voted for the
politicians - the Democrats"
- who have promised to
give them the most stuff.
Surely, the retirees had no.
idea that Democrats would '
slip a provision by them
through which the govern-
ment would begin monitor- ,
ing - and eventually deny- '
ing - costly medical treat-
ments to older folks just like
them.
After all, says liberal
Democrat Tom Daschle, who
authored the idea, America's
elderly need to become more
like Europeans - more will-,
ing to accept their fates and
"forgo experimental treat-
ments."
In other words, it's just a
matter of time before some
nameless, faceless bureau-
crat - not an elderly
patient's doctor - decides
which treatment is "cost-
effective" based on the
patient's age.
It pains me to bring up the
most ironic point of all, but
there is no escaping it: This
could be the only time in my'
life that the decisions made .
by a heartless government
bureaucrat might unwittingly
benefit me.
It has occurred to me that
as there are fewer retirees
talking, cackling and
whistling at Panera Bread -
as the government denies
them treatment - I'll finally
be able to get some work
done.
Such are the callous,
thoughtless, perverse mus-
ings that only the govern-
ment can encourage.
At least I feel guilty about
it.

Tom Purcell is a humor colum-
nist nationally syndicated exclu-
sively by Cagle Cartoons. Visit
Tom on the web at www. Tom
Purcell.com or e-mail him at
Purcell@caglecartoons. com.


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Volunteers sought
for county board
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Zoning
Department is seeking vol-
unteers to serve on The
Planning and Zoning
Commission/Local Planning
Agency. This commission
serves as the local Board of
Adjustment as well. Terms
of service vary. Meetings are
held generally the second
Tuesday of every month.
Experience with planning
procedures and zoning regu-
latiops is preferred, but is
not required. A background
in building or development
is also helpful.
. The application is avail-
able online at: Highlands
County Board of County
Commissioners
(www.hcbcc.net). In the "For
Citizens" box choose "Serve
on a Board." You may see
the current agenda or in the
green box "Click here to
obtain an application."
. All applications and
inquiries should be directed
io Highlands County Zoning
Department, 501 S.
Commerce Ave. Annex,
Sebring, FL 33870, or call
402-6638.

Moose lodge hosts
'50s-'60s party
SEBRING - The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events:
* Today - Music by
Larry Musgrave, '50s-'60s
party is from 7-11 p.m..
* Saturday - Chicken and
noodles dinner will be
served from 4-6 p.m. for $5.
Green Cap ceremony at 12
noon. Music by Frank E. is
7-11 p.m.
For details, call 655-3920.

Sun 'N Lake hosts
pancake breakfast
LAKE PLACID - The Sun
'N Lakes of Lake Placid
Recreation District will hold
a pancake breakfast from 7-
10 a.m. Saturday. Pancakes
and sausage will be served.
Donation is $3. Children
under 12 accompanied by
parents will be admitted
free.
Tickets will be available
at the door. The breakfast
will be held at the clubhouse
near the fire station on South
Sufn 'N Lakes Boulevard.
For information call 465-
7070 or (239) 597-6304.

Lodge sponsors pan
fish tournament
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host the following
events:
* Today - Music by
BobKat from 6-10 p.m.
* Saturday - Music by
Playback from 6-10 p.m. Pan
fish tournament.
For more information, call
465-0131.

VFW 3880 has yard
sale on Saturday
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Veterans of
Foreign Wars 3880 will have
a yard sale from 8 a.m. to
noon Saturday. Music by
Tony is also slated for the
day.
For more information, call
699-5444.

VFW 4300 will have
music events
SEBRING - The Sebring
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will have music
by Lora Patton from 6-9
p.m. today and by Todd
Allen from 6-9 p.m.
Saturday.
For details, call 385-8902.

L&L to play at lodge
LAKE PLACID - The


Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 will have live music
with L&L from 6-9 p.m.
today.
For details, call 465-2661.

Shuffleboard on tap
at recreation club
SEBRING - The Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave. (behind


Sebring Police Station), will
host the following events:
* Today - Central
District Shuffleboard tourna-
ment/Districf Amateur
Singles at 9 a.m.
* Saturday - Ice Cream
shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m.

'Fiddler on the Roof'
showing at library
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Memorial
Library will host the follow-
ing events:
* Today - Computer
Class will be offered for
beginners from 9:30-1'1:30
a.m.; Intermediate from 1-3
p.m. (pre-registration is
required).
* Saturday - "The
Fiddler on the Roof" film
will be shown at 2 p.m.
For information, call 699-
3705.

Iowa residents
gather at Homer's
SEBRING - The annual
gathering of Iowa residents,
former and current, will be
today at Homer's
Smorgasbord. Registration
and fellowship will start at
11 a.m. with lunch to follow
at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes
will be drawn after lunch.

Merchants host
Street Party
LAKE PLACID - On
Friday evening, merchants
in Lake Placid will host a
street party event with
music, food and sidewalk
sales from 6-8 p.m. This
event will be held monthly
on the third Friday evening.
Sections of Interlake
Boulevard and Main Avenue
will be closed to permit
pedestrian traffic and to
accommodate special events.
Expected events this month
are: motorcycle display,
food, music and dance, and
clowns. Miss Lake Placid
will be in attendance. Many
merchants are planning side-
walk displays and raffles.
For more information, call
Kathy Allaire at 465-4646.

Line dancing at
Tanglewood
SEBRING - Tanglewood
will have a dance from 7-10
p.m. today at the clubhouse.
Pauline Oliphant will be pro-
viding the music for the line
dancing.
The cost is $3 for resi-
dents wiht a name badge and
$5 for all others. Those plan-
ning to attend should bring
their own snacks and drinks;
only ice will be provided.

Project Graduation
selling bouquets
AVON PARK - Avon Park
High School Project
Graduation is sponsoring a
flower card fundraiser. The
card is $20 and is good for
12,months.
Patrons take the Project
Graduation Flower Card and,
drop into Ridge Florist (any
of the three locations: Avon
Park, Sebring, Lake Placid),
have the card punched, and
pick up a bouquet of fresh
flowers. It's that easy.
Each senior who sells three
cards gets into Project
Graduation at no charge. The
top, three sellers each win a
$25 cash prize.
To purchase a card, see
any Avon Park High School
senior.
Project Graduation is a
parent-organized party fol-
lowing graduation to ensure
the seniors have an alcohol-
and drug-free celebration.

Elks host Tai Chi,
Craft, Health Fair
SEBRING - Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will serve a


buffet dinner from 5-7 p.m.
today for $12. Live music
will follow from 7-10 p.m.
with Wayne and Ginger.
A Tai Chi Expo Craft and
Health Fair is set from 8
a.m. to noon Saturday. It
will include 40 health and
craft vendors, food vendors,
the blood mobile, drug
awareness trailer, Elks
Orthopedic Mobile, and live
music.


News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


Health professionals,
crafters and Tai Chi instruc-
tors will be available for
viewing pleasure. Chat with
the medical professionals;
browse among the vendors
for your shopping pleasure;
watch an informative Tai Chi
demonstration.'
For more information,
contact Paul Danelutti at
382-1543, e-mail sae
sanO3@yahoo.com, or call
the Elks Lodge at 471-3557.
Free parking is available.

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

Road closures set for
Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID -
Between 5:30-8 p.m. today
there will be road closures
for two business street fests.
Interlake Boulevard will
be closed at Magnolia
Avenue and Oak Avenue.
The northbound lane of
Main Avenue will be closed
at Belleview Street.
On Saturday, various
streets will be closed along
the Chamber of Commerce
5K Race route. Expect
delays. Traffic will be direct-
ed by volunteers and police
officers and will be allowed
to pass as the runners com-
plete intersections.

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

Poppy fundraiser set
at Bill Jarrett Ford
AVON PARK -
American Legion Unit 69
Auxiliary will be at Bill
Jarrett Ford on Saturday to
distribute poppies. Drop a
donation in the Poppy Jar
and have a hamburger or a
hot dog with a soda.
All the money raised goes
into a special fund for needy
veterans and their families.
Time is from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. on U.S. 27 North in
Avon Park.

Annual 5k Race set
for Saturday
LAKE PLACID - The
second annual Greater Lake
Placid Chamber of
Commerce 5k Run/Walk,
will be Saturday starting in
DeVane Park.
Entry and sponsorship
forms are available on the
chamber Web site at
www.visitlakeplacidflorida.c
om.

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ


plans lot sale
SEBRING - A parking
lot sale from 7 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Saturday is being held
at Emmanuel United Church
of Christ, 3115 Hope St., 1.8
miles west of corner of U.S.
27 on Hammock Road. The
sale will feature a great
selection of sale-priced
household and lawn items,
including furniture, small


appliances, hand tools, dish-
es, books, and collectibles.
Coffee and doughnuts are
available for early arrivals.
Hot dogs and sodas will be
served later.
Call the church at 471-
1999.

Association plans
breakfast
AVON PARK - The
Avon Park Lakes
Association breakfast will
be from 8-9:30 a.m.
Saturday at the clubhouse,
2714 Nautilus Drive.
Homemade sausage gravy
and biscuits or pancakes,
sausage, scrambled eggs,
with orange juice and cof-
fee. Price is $4. The public
is welcome.

Ladies of Elks set up
special day
LAKE PLACID - The
Ladies of the Lake Placid
Elks Club 2661 proudly
presents "A Day of Health,
Beauty and Fashion" on
Saturday, March 14 at the
lodge. Social hour will begin
at 11 a.m., followed by a
lunch at noon.
This function is open to
the public and everyone in
attendance will receive a
gift. Tickets are $18 and are
available at the lodge or by
calling 465-9343.

West Sebring VFD
plans barbecue
SEBRING - The West
Sebring Volunteer Fire
Department will hold its
34th annual barbecue from
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Cost per dinner is $5.
Dinners include one-half
chicken, beans, coleslaw,
roll and beverage.
The barbecue will be held
at Station No. 9 at 2300
Longview Court off of
Sebring Parkway.
Delivery service is avail-
able for orders of 25 or
more. For more information"
or for any questions, please
call the station at 471-5344.

Manatee Bluegrass
plays at state park
SEBRING - Highlands
Hammock State Park, 5931
Hammock Road, off U.S. 27
four miles west of Sebring
on State Road 634
(Hammock Road), will host
"Music in the Park" concert
with Manatee Bluegrass
Band on Saturday.
The Friends of Highlands
Hammock's evening con-
certs are in the Highlands
Hammock State Park's pic-
nic area. Admission is just
$5 per person (accompanied
children 12 and under admit-
ted free of charge.) Picnic
baskets/coolers are welcome
and refreshments will be
available at the Hammock
Inn Restaurant in the picnic
area.
All ticket proceeds benefit
park improvements via the
Friends of Highlands
Hammock.
The concert performance
is scheduled from 7-9 p.m.,
(park admission of $4 per
car is waived after 6 p.m. on
concert night).

Boil water notice
rescinded
LAKE PLACID - The
Feb. 13 precautionary boil
water notice has been
rescinded for all Placid
Utility water system cus-
tomers on U.S. 27 in Lake
Placid from the Highway
Patrol office to the Stop and
Shop.
The bacteriological survey
shows that the water is safe
to drink.

Correction


The recent article concern-
ing the fund raising for the
K-9 dog submitted by
Sebring Elks 1529 was
incorrect. AMVETS Post 21
did the poker run in
November and collected
more than $4,000 and the
second annual Tom
Berdellagolf scramble will
be held in April and monies
made will go to the K-9
fund.


Page 5A


Food Check-Out Week

evolves to include nutrition


Special to the News-Sun
WASHINGTON, D.C., -
Farmer and rancher mem-
bers of many local Farm
Bureaus will reach out to
consumers with practical
information and tips on how
to put nutritious meals on
the table with fewer dollars
during Food Check-Out
Week, Feb. 15-21.
"Stretching Your Grocery
Dollar With Healthy,
Nutritious Food," the new
official theme of Farm
Bureau's Food Check-Out
Week, reflects the fact that
many Americans are feeling
an economic squeeze and as
a result, are eating out less
and preparing more meals
at home.
"Public health experts are
concerned that today's
tough economic times could
lead consumers, many of
whom are already over-
weight, to cut costs by buy-
ing less-nutritious foods
that lack important vita-
mins, minerals, fiber and
other nutrients," said Terry


Gilbert, a Kentucky farmer
and chair of the AFB
Women's Leadership
Committee.
"During this week, we
are pleased to offer con-
sumers information on how
to stretch their grocery dol-
lars with healthy, nutritious
food. Tips for better nutri-
tion on a stretched budget,
making sense of food
labels, and understanding
USDA's MyPyramid are
among the topics Farm
Bureau members will be
talking about with con-
sumers," said Gilbert.
Although the focus of
Food Check-Out Week has
evolved, the Farm Bureau -
Ronald McDonald House
Charities connection that
began more than a decade
ago remains strong.
On behalf of the
American Farm Bureau,
Gilbert and the committee
will make monetary and
food donations to Ronald
McDonald Houses in
Phoenix and Louisville.


Franklin Hinkle
Franklin D. Hinkle, 76,
of Venus died Feb. 14,
2009. Born in Clear Fork,
W.Va., he came to Lake
Placid in 1998. He had a
career with Delco/Remy, a
division of General Motors,
retiring after 33 years of
service in 1998. He attend-
ed Community Church of
God in Lake Placid.
Survivors include his
wife of 46 years, Doris;
children, Kathy H. Beaver,
Kelly H. Bonewit and John
W. Hinkle; siblings,
Katherine Hinkle, Billy
Hinkle and Betty Knepp;
and seven grandchildren.
A funeral service was
Feb. 19 at the Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid, with Pastor
Charly Watts of United
Methodist Church in Venus
officiating. Interment will
be in the Oak Hill Cemetery
in Lake Placid.

William Stephenson
Jr.
William H. (Bill)
Stephenson Jr., 69, of
Sebring died Feb. 16, 2009.
Born in Geneva, Ill., he
moved to Sebring in 1965.
He ,was a member of
Atonement Lutheran
Church and a former FHAA
wrestling referee.
He is survived by his
wife of 49 years, Peg; chil-
dren, Julie Roziers and


William . H. (Tres)
Stephenson III, and Jayma
Hitt; his father, William H.
Sr.; brothers, Dick, Jeff,
Tom and Steve; and six
grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends at Stephenson.
Nelson Funeral Home'
Sebring, from 4-7 p.m;
Friday, Feb. 20. A memorial:
service will be held at 11t
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at:
Atonement Lutheran"
Church, 1178 Lakeview.
Drive, Sebring. In lieu of
flowers the family suggests'
donations be made to West:
Sebring Volunteer Fire:
Dept, 2300 Longview:
Court, Sebring, FL 33870.

Mary Wajdik
Mary L. Wajdik, 87, of:
Lake Placid died Jan. 31,:
2009. Born in White Plains,:
N.Y. she moved to Lake:
Placid in 1972. She was a:
retired waitress and was of:
the Catholic faith.
She is survived by an
extended family of nieces
and nephews. .
A Mass of the Christian'
Burial celebrating her life:
will be held at 11 a.m.:
Saturday at the St. James.
Catholic Church, 3380;
Placid View Drive, Lake:
Placid, with Father Michael;
Cannon celebrating.:
Arrangements entrusted to:
the Scott Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.


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STEPHENSON, WILLIAM H., JR. (BILL)

Stephenson, William H., Jr. (Bill) of Sebring, Fl. passed
away Monday, February 16 at Tampa General Hospital after
a lengthy illness. He was born in Geneva, IL on August 27,
1939 to William H. And Hazel Stephenson. Bill and his wife,
Peg, were married August 1, 1959 and they and their chil-
dren moved to Sebring in 1965.
He was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church, a past
president of the Sebring Jaycees, a co-founder and past chief
of West Sebring Volunteer Fire Dept., a representative on
the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, a former
FHAA wrestling referee, a founder and former president of
Sebring Takedown Club, a recipient of the Sebring
Chamber Community Leadership Award, and a volun-
teer/mentor for Take Stock in Children.
Bill is survived by his wife of 49 years, Peg (Askeland)
Stephenson, children Julie Roziers (Herbert) of
Jacksonville, and William H. Stephenson nIl (Tres) and wife
Lisa and Jayma Hitt and husband Rick both of Sebring. He
also is survived by grandchildren Mac Carroll and Jasmine
Roziers of Jacksonville, Alex and Tori Stephenson of Sebring
and Sydney and Cassady Hitt of Sebring. He also is survived
by his father William H. Stephenson, Sr. of Sebring and four
brothers, Dick Stephenson of Ft. Meade, Fl, Jeff Stephenson
of Marengo, II., Tom. Stephenson of West Chicago, II., and
Steve Stephenson of Jim Falls, Wi. numerous aunts, uncles,
nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at
Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring on February 20
between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, February 21, 11:00 a.m at Atonement
Lutheran Church, 1178 Lakeview Dr., Sebring, Fl.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made
to West Sebring Volunteer Fire Dept, 2300 Longview Ct.
Sebring, F1 33870 or Atonement Lutheran Church, 1178
Lakeview Dr, Sebring, Fl. 33870 in his name.

Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home
Sebring, Florida 33870
863-385-0125












Page 6A

EDITORIAL & OPINION


Requiem for a republic *


News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


TODAY'S LETTERS


It is not true that
grown men don't
cry. I'm grown and
I'm on the verge of
tears. A Republic I
have loved all my
life is being is being
murdered and the
crime is an inside
job.
If you hear a
whirring sound in
the background it is
my dad Ronald


Mak
Sen
Michael


Reagan, who loved and
served this nation, spinning
in his grave as his latest suc-
cessor plunges a carving
knife into America's vital
organs.
In his wildest dreams'
Ronald Reagan never thought
that a president of a United
States, now in the throes of a
serious economic crisis,
would adopt a solution to the
problems of our economy
that would not only worsen
the situation, but set in
motion the beginning of a
transition of the government
of the United States from a
Constitutional Republic into
a coercive quasi-Marxist t_
regime where Washington is
the master of our people
instead of their servant.
Let iit be said loud and
clear. Barack Obama's so-
called stimulus bill. fe\erish-
Il embrced bh his sticky-
fingered Democratnc minions
in the House and Senate land
three craven Republican sen-
ator, i. \\ill not do a single
thing to reie our ailing
economy. Nothing.
Instead it will put
Washington's grasping hands
into ecers nook and crann.


of America's eco-
nomic and social
life, and bankrupt an
already penurious
nation for genera-
tions to come.
Think about it -
nearly a trillion dol-
lars to be squan-
i g dered on a host of
d pork-laden projects,
Ise payoffs to pet leftist
Reagan groups and causes
grasping for their
share of the booty, and a few'
bucks to create jobs, mostly
in the public sector.
A trillion dollars we don't
have and will need to borrow
from our grandchildren and
their offspring. A-trillion dol-
lars created out of thin air
that will drastically reduce
the value of the dollars in our
pockets in an orgy of run-
away inflation.
It wasn't all that long ago
that spending a billion dollars
on government projects and
programs was viewed with
alarm.
As the late Sen. Everett
Dirksen once said, "A billion
here and a billion there and
pretty soon you're talking
about real money."
A trillion dollars is $1000
billion, a sum that the imagi-
nation cannot comprehend.
If you could hase spent a
million dollars every day
since Christ "as born \ou
would not esen come close to
having spent a trillion dol-
lars. set Mr. Obama and his
"astrel Democratic stooges
on Capitol Hill have no
qualms about spending that
amount - and more - on
programs that will do nothing


% AFTER THIS, I'M GOING TO EXERCISE, EAT RIGHT,
CUT BACK ON EXPENSES,AN SAVE...


to alleviate the current eco-
nomic crisis, and in many
ways worsen it.
Have we forgotten what
Thomas Jefferson warned us
when in 1791? He said, "To
preserve our independence,
we must not let our rulers
load us with perpetual debt.
If we run into such debts, we,
(will then) be taxed in our
meat and our drink, in our
necessities and in our com-
forts, in our labor and in our
amusements. If we can pre-
vent the government from
wasting the labor of the peo-
ple under the pretense of car-
ing for them. the\ (%will) be
happ.."
Jefferson would hate
refused to believe that a free
people would allow their
government to saddle them
and their children and grand-
children with a debt so enor-
mous they could not e'en
begin to comprehend.
Nor %would he have even
dreamt of the government
wasting mone� on projects
noted b\ former Georgia


Rep. Bob Barr, such as a bil-
lion dollars to subsidize
money-losing Amtrak, $20
billion to expand the already-
bloated food stamp program,
about $2 billion diverted
from the wallets of hard-
working Americans to subsi-
dize childcare, and $2.8 bil-'
lion to fund advocacy pro-
grams studying the global-
warming hoax.
There's another $600 mil-
lion for newer cars for gov-
ernment bureaucrats $44 mil-
lion to refurbish the
Departrhent of Agriculture,
$50 million for the National
Endow% ment for the Arts. and
$150 million to spruce up the
Smithsonian buildings and
more than $400 million to
promote anti-smoking pro-
grams and programs to fight
sexual) transmitted diseases.
That's what future genera-
tions of Americans will be
paying for. I'm sure they'll
thank us.

Alike Reagan can be contacted
at Reagani,'caglccartoons.conm.


Continued from page 4A
late the economy by bigger
government and more gov-
ernment programs is absurd
and has never worked. I do
hope President Obama fails
in this, not because I don't
like him but because it's
going to put us in such debt
that we may never get out of
it or, at best, our children
and grand-children will bear
the brunt and cost of it.
As far as putting the
blame on George Bush, I
absolutely hold him respon-
sible for being involved in
this mess. He didn't do it by
himself, but he certainly par-
ticipated. By his own admis-
sion, he had to abandon his
capitalistic ideals to sign on
to these bailout programs
that aren't working.
Finally, I love the refer-
ence to scripture (Judges 4
and 5). It was very interest-
ing to read about Barak, son
of Abinoam and his exploits.
I'am not sure, though, that
this is where we want to go.
The funny thing about scrip-
ture is that it can be used to
prove virtually any point, if


taken out of context. I mean'
I was reading my Bible the
other day and came across a
very interesting verse -
Psalm 109:8. This verse says
"May his days be few; may
another take his place of
leadership." In no'way do I
wish President Obama any
harm, but I certainly hope
(as long as he continues to
believe that big government
is the solution to everything
that his days in office are
few.... like about until
November 20-12.
Mike Lee
Lake Placid

God didn't have
hand in Obama
signing FOCA
Editor:
De Caris T. Jones Sr., I
read Judges 4th and 5th.
Barak, son of Abinoam is
not the same Barack..I don't
believe God has his hand oni
Barack Obama signing The
FOCA.
Read Deuteronomy !
Chapter 30-verse 19.
Angie Green
Sebrinq


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Local couple mourning loss of

friends in New York plane crash


Page 8A


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY.
Woodlawn Elementary School teacher Krista Fredrikson helps her third-grade students put
the finishing touches on their 'Freedom Quilts' Wednesday morning to celebrate Black
History Month, 'They really seemed to enjoy it,' she said about the project that explained a
secret code used by the Underground Railroad.

Freedom quilts teach about history


Continued from page 1A
quilts out to dry."
The common act of laying
quilts out to dry coupled with
the hidden code made this a
very effective tool to aid
escaping slaves.
"If they saw a quilt like
this they could get to safety,"
said student Carlos Palacios.
"They helped people get out
of places."
To make sense of the les-
son, Fredrikson first had to.
explain the role- slavery
-played in American history.
Some already knew about
famous black Americans who
fought against slavery, but all
of the students thought that
slavery was wrong.
"We were watching trivia
stuff and they were asking
'Why didn't the slaves just


'It teaches kids
about humanity;
about what's right
and what's wrong.
Those life lessons
they benefit from
more than repeated
arithmetic.'

KRISTA FREDRIKSON
teacher
fight back or refuse to do
work?'" Fredrikson said. "I
explained to them the white
people were the ones in
power and they said 'That's
not fair; that's mean.'"
They told their teacher
they were glad it's not like


that today.
"(Slavery) is pretty bad,"
said student Daniel Malone.
"Making people as your
slave, telling them what to
do,," is wrong, added
Palacios.
There were a lot of 'why?'
questions, Fredrikson said,
like "Why did they do that?"
and "Why did that happen?"
"It's hard for them to fully
grasp that concept," but the
lesson she was teaching is
very important, she said.
"It teaches the kids about
humanity; about what's right
and what's wrong," she said.
"Those life lessons they ben-
efit from more than repeated
arithmetic. They have to treat
people kindly and that's
something they can take with
them 'as they get older."


Courthouse camera investigation over


Continued from 1A
cameras were used for any of the various pur-
poses that the voyeurism statute prohibits."
"That is ridiculous," Preston Colby of
Florida Public Safety said on Wednesday.
"That is like asking the robber if he actually
stole something, and when hd says no, letting
him go. There was audio capabilities on that
camera hidden in the air vent. Why would


they spend an extra $130 on a camera with
audio if they were not going to use it?"
Colby was referring to the fact that Chief
Court Administrator Nick Sudzina ordered
two cameras to be purchased from Tiger
Direct. The invoice shows one camera was
purchased for about $99 and had no audio
capabilities, the other camera cost $233 fnd
had audio capabilities.


Continued from page 1A
each other in person, Mann
and her husband Al sur-
prised the Davidsons in
North Carolina in
September while they were
visiting one of their sons in
the Marine Corps.
"We toured the base,'
went to the ocean, shopped,
ate out, we just sat and
laughed and talked and
shared stories, pictures of
grandkids and the like,"
Mann said. "I'm so thankful
we did that."
The two women and their
husbands traveled together
about twice a year, and
although separated by 1,200
miles, they stayed in touch.
"We e-mailed at least
twice a week to see how
.each other's week was
going," Mann said. "They.
added such joy to our
lives."
Their travels took them to
California, and they met in
the middle a few times -
traveling to the Carolinas


and Tennessee.
-The Davidsons would
regularly escape the winter
weather and visit Daytona,
Orlando and Sebring.
"They 'came here many
times and stayed with us,"
Mann said.
Linda was a licensed
practical nurse working
with cardiac rehabilitation
and orthopedics while Ron
worked with mentally chal-
lenged adults, Mann said.
"He had the greatest per-
sonality for that," she said.
"It takes someone special."
When they were younger,
Pat dated Linda's future
husband.
"It was a small town,"
she- laughed. "I was good.
friends with his sister."
Mann has a lot of good-
memories over the years_- -
"We used to have lots of
fun together. We moved to
California for less than a,
year after college," she said.
"We both just wanted to-
extend our horizons ... then.


the love bug hit us and we-
both came home."
While in their 20's the
girls lived about 45 minutes
away from each other, the
Manns in Eerie, Pa. and the
Davidsons in Westfield,
N.Y.
Although -they weren't in
the same town, Mann said
they were together all the
time.
When asked about a
favorite memory, Mann
couldn't pick only one.
"Just the laughter, not
being afraid to share your
feelings," she said. "She.
was a cancer survivor; to
die .like this is tough. We
were supposed to- retire._
together.'t
When asked about retire-__
;ment, she laughed.,
"It was just a lot of talk
rocking chairs," she said-
"Life won't be the same."

The Associated Press con-
tributed to this report _


Doomed NY flight operator_


defends pilot training


Associated Press:. - plane's nose too high up -in
CLARENCE, N-.Y.h--The--an attempt to prevent the-
operator of Continental stall and dooming the air-
Connectionr Flight 3407 that craft. -
crashed in Buffalo last week Flight 3407 was about
defended both its training 1,600 feet above the ground
programs and the pilot after at the time and aviation safe-
investigators said they ty experts said this week that
would examine whether the it might have been too low
crew overreacted when an to recover from a stall.
automatic safety system Colgan Air, the Pinnacle.
sensed the plane was slow- Airlines subsidiary that was
ing down dangerously. operating the flight, said in a
Investigators say the pilot statement Wednesday that its,
pulled back on the plane's "crew training programs
controls after the safety sys- meet or exceed the regulato-
tem tried to push the nose ry requirements for all major
downward to gain speed and airlines."
increase lift. * "Colgan has instilled a
Lorenda Ward, the systemic culture of safety
National Transportation throughout our organization
Safety Board's chief investi- that is rooted in significant
gator, said one of many pos- investment in crew training,
sibilities is the pilot pulled systems, leadership and
back too hard, bringing the equipment," the Pinnacle


Airlines subsidiary said in==
the statement.
Keith Holloway, an NTSB_-
spokesman, said it is still too&-
early to definitively say
what brought the plane
down. So far, the NTSB has
not found anything mechani-
cally wrong with the plane.
The pilot's actions are
being scrutinized to deter-
mine whether he could have
acted differently. Tlie pilot
did not disengage the autopi-
lot after encountering what
was noted to be "significant
ice" - disregarding recom-
mendations from the NTSB
and his own airline..
Ward said the NTSB
probe will also look at
whether the recommenda-
tion should be a require-
ment, something NTSB has
supported for years.


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

* Carlton Fuller, arrested Feb. 14,
was charged with warrant refer-
ence felony petit theft, not warrant
reference felony battery. Incorrect
information was provided by the
Highlands County Sheriff's Office.

* Charges of dorhestic battery
against Brett Lee Winberry of
Sebring were dismissed Feb. 18.

The following- people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Wednesday, Feb. 18:
+ Lawrence Edward Brewer, 32, of
Bartow, was charged with traffic
offense/DUI and damage to proper-
ty.
+ Howard Phillips Brown, 20, of
Sebring, was charged with petit lar-
ceny/first offense.
* Rosa Nicole Brown, 22; of Avon
Park, was charged with failure to
appear reference no valid driver's
license.
* Teresa Montallana Butruch, 43,
of Sebring, was charged with cruel-
ty toward a child.
+ Eli Caban, 27, of Sebring, was
charged with battery.
* Shane Carlton, 22, of Dania
Beach, was charged with violation
of probation.
* Cassandra Renee Hipps, 37, of
Avon Park, was charged with'four
counts of withold support of chil-
dren or spouse.
* April Denise Hunt, 38, of Zolfo
Springs, was charged with petit lar-
ceny/first offense.
+ Edward Joseph Jenkins, 56, of
Lakeland, was charged with crimi-
nal registration reference posses-
sion of cannabis over 20 grams and
sexual assault.
+ Marvin Lamont Lawton, 32, of
Sebring, was charged with two
counts of withholding support of
children or spouse.
* Leida Dolores Liboy, 27, of Avon
Park, was charged with criminal
registration for' fraudulent use of
credit card, criminal use of person-


al ID.
* Hector Luis Lugo, 21, of Avon
Park, was charged with battery.
* Jason Allen McQueen, 22, of
Matlachta, was charged with two
counts of violation of probation.
* Scott Mitchell O'Connor, 44, of
Sebring, was charged with criminal
registration reference violation of
probation for possession of
methamphetamine.
* John Sciacca, 39, of Sebring,
was charged with-criminal registra-
tion reference lewd/lacivious act of
a minor (lesser to indecent
assault).
* Linda Denise Stevenson, 36, of
Sebring, was charged with driving
while license suspended and failure
to register motor vehicle.
* Yoel Suarez Suarez, 34, of
Miami, Was charged with violation'
of probation.
* Jeremy Lewis Suggs, 29, of
Arcadia, was charged with failure to
appear for misdemeanor offense
and without support of children or
spouse.
* Lucie Marie Vallee, 52, of Lake
Placid, was charged with criminal
registration.
* Albert Cheaviler Wilson, 21, of
Sebring, was charged with failure
to appear .for misdemeanor
offense.
* Kermit Wayne Wood; 55, of
Sebring, was charged with driving
while license suspended.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Tuesday, Feb. 17:
* Shane Begley, 35, of Lake
Placid, was charged with violation
of probation.


* Donald Black, 30, of Sebring
was charged with fraud, obtain
controlled substance.
* Tomas Montalvo Castillo, 25, of
Wauchula, was charged with non-
moving traffic violation, driving
while license suspended, habitual
offender.
* Darren David CheathAm, 19, of
Sebring was charged with criminal
registration reference possession
of weapon or ammunition, by con-
victed felon.
* John Cleveland Clement, 50, of
Lake Placid, was charged with lar-
ceny, theft of $300 or more.
* Brandy Dion Gomez, 29, of Avon
Park, was charged with aggravated
battery, cruelty toward child.
* Rageive Chris Heaven, 24, of
Avon Park; was charged with larcy,
petit third or subsequent offense.
* Quentin Leevon Howard, 21, of
Avon Park, was charged with pos-
session of marijuana, with intent to
sell, manufacturing or delivering,
smuggling contraband/introduce
into dentention facility.
* Lawrence Douglas Ijames, 48,
of Sebring, was charged with non-
moving traffic violation/driving
while license suspended/third or
subsequent offense.
* Lazarus Kinsey, 27, of Sebring,


was charged with possession of
marijuana not more than 20 grams,
possession and/or use of narcotic
equipment.
* Sheryl Denise Moore, 44, of
Sebring, petit larceny second
offense.
* Robert Allen Parsons, 32, of
Sebring, criminal registration refer-
ence felony battery with a deadly
weapon.
* German Octavio Rivera, 49, of
Sebring, traffic offense, DUI sec-
ond offense.
* Pedro Baes Rivera, 48, of
Sebring, was charged with weapon
offense/deliver, possession, sell
altered firearm.
* James Joseph Robayo, 35, of
Sebring, was charged with with
out-of-county warrant.
+ Adrian Demetrius Robinson, 22,
of Avon Park,- was charged with
aggravated assault with deadly
weapon without intent to kill.
+ Jose Luis Santiago, 44, of
Sebring, was charged with weapon
offense/deliver, possession, sell
altered firearm.
* Rickie Glen Tomblin, 51, of
Sebring, was charged with traffic
offense/DUI first offense.
* Semmie Obrad Turner, 32, of
Lake Placid, was charged with fail-
ure to appear for misdemeanor
offense.
* Jeffrey Stephen Winters, 36, of
Lake Placid, was charged with
fraud/obtain controlled substance,,
pass forged/altered prescription.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Monday, Feb. 16:
* Johnny Albert Barnes, 46, of
Avon Park, was charged with two


counts of withholding support,
non-support of children or spouse.
* Jesus Vargas Barrios, 29, of'
Lake Placid, immigration detainer
for municipal ordinance violation.
* Ronald Eugene Boyce, 18, of
Lake Placid, was recommitted for
resisting officer, obstruction with-
out violence.
* Elias Rivera DeJesus, 33, of
Orlando, awaiting trial for withhold-
ing support, non-support of chil-
dren or spouse.
* David Jason Ellis, 35, awaiting
trial for resisting officer, obstruc-
tion without violence.
* Anna Kathleen Foley, 47, of
Sebring, was recommitted for lar-
ceny, petit, first offense.
* Jose Mendoza Frias, 54, of Lake
Placid, Immigration Code
Enforcement for municipal ordi-
nance violation.
* Javier Garcia, 21, of Lake Placid,
was recommitted for knowingly
driving while license suspended or
revoked, second offense; and driv-
ing while license suspended, sec-
ond offense.
* Norris Patrick Glover, 35, of
Lake Placid, was committed for
driving while license suspended,
second offense.
* James Arthur Hill, 32, of
Sebring, was registered as a crimi-
nal for two counts of driving while
license suspended or revoked,
felony; and two counts of posses-
sion of controlled substance.
* Michael William Hutchinson, 18,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for pos-
session of narcotic equipment
and/or use; trespassing school
grounds; and possession of mari-
juana, not more than 20 grams.


* Walner Josue, 40-, of Avon Park,
awaiting trial for domestic violence
or obstructing justice, intimidating,
threatening victim or witness; and
domestic violence or battery, touch
or strike.
* Star Mae Salisbury, 25, of
Okeechobee, awaiting trial for lar-
ceny or theft.
* Jackson Payne Sloan, 19, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of narcotic equipment and/or
use; distributing marijuana,
Schedule I; larceny or theft; and
burglary of structure or con-
veyance, armed.
* Christina Lynn Stricklin, 30, of
Avon Park, was registered as a
criminal, warrant for uttering
forged instrument; grand theft:
burglary of dwelling; and warrant
for grand theft.
* Phillip Brian Theobald, 43, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant for
refusing to submit to driving undet
the influence of alcohol or drugs
after license suspended; warrant,
failure to appear, failed pre-pay-
ment plan for two counts of driving
while license suspended or revoked
with knowledge; warrant, failure to
appear, failed pre-payment plan for
violating restrictions placed on
driver license; warrant for with-
holding support, non-support of
children or spouse; recommitted
for DUI, third violation; and recom-
mitted for driving while license sus-
pended, habitual offender.
* DeMorris Lamar Washington,
21, of Sebring, awaiting trial, war-
rant for felony, fleeing to elude, fail-
ing to obey law enforcement offi-
cer's order to stop; and warrant for
, resisting officer, obstruction with-
out violence.


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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1555
DAVID L. MARSH
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
HECTOR SANTANA, LOURDES RIVERA,
ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORP,
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Department
df Treasury, and STATE OF FLORIDA,
Department of Revenue, et al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Hector Santana
1411 Wray St.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Last known residence & address
Lourdes Rivera
1411 Wray St.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Last known residence & address
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, le]a-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
tie above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-
bed as Defendant(s).
' YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
Unit 7-E, THE MANORS: Commence at the
point at the intersection of the South line of
Lot 1, Block 7, Section 15, Township 33,
Range 28 East and the West Right-of-Way line
of Lake Avenue (said point being 25 feet West
of the centerline of Lake Avenue); thence run
West along the South line of Lot 1, Block 7,
for a distance of 105.00 feet; thence run North
Q degrees 02 minutes East for a distance of
250 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
continue North 0 degrees 02 minutes East for
a distance of 35.00 feet; thence West for a
distance of 85.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees
02 minutes West for a distance of 35.00 feet;
thence East for a distance of 85.00 feet to
POINT OF BEGINNING. All lying and being in
Lot 1, Block 7, Section 15, Township 33
South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Flor-
ida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
March 24, 2009, otherwise a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
ig the Complaint.
o WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on February 18th, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ LIsa Tantillo
February20, 27; March 6,13,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
* GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001632
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
TU HAl TRAN, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION


CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: TU HAl TRAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TU HAl TRAN
whose residence is unknown If he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the un-


1050 -e.
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, Ilenors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
Interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or Interest in the property
described In the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
LOT 5, BLOCK 232, EAST PALMHURST, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 72,
.PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to It on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is 900
iSouth Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, Flor-
Ida 33324-3920 on or before March 9, 2009
(no later than 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint or petition filed here-
in.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this
10th day of February, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Ann Kopp
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-06424(FM)(NATB)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 20, 27, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1663GCS
MOHAMMED T. CHOWDHURY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGEL VICENTE TRIGO PARDO, dead or
alive, and the unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, or other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against ANGEL
VICENTE TRIGO PARDO,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: ANGEL VICENTE TRIGO PARDO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
CALLE MATURIN, ESQ
CARIPITO, QTA JARDIN
SECTOR SANTA CLARA
EL CAFETAL, CARACUS 106 VENEZUELA
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then
his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees
or grantees; and any and all other persons or
parties claiming by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal sta-
tus, if known, claiming under any of the above
named or interest in and to the lands hereafter
described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title for the following described prop-
erty in Highlands County, Florida, to wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 211, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address is:
Pamela T. Karlson, P.A.
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
and file the original with the Clerk of the above
styled Court on or before March 10, 2009,
otherwise a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on January 27, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Rose M. Dilling
Deputy Clerk
February 6,13, 20, 27, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001198
NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO.,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
DOMINIC DEPOFE, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: DOMINIC DEPOFE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DOMINIC DEPOFE
whose residence Is unknown If he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the un-
known defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, Ilenors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against the De-
fendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest In the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty:
THE SOUTH QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER AND THE NORTH
THREE-FOURTHS OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23,
TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ.
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is 900
South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, Flor-
ida 33324-3920 on or before March 6, 2009
(no later than 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this notice of action) and
file the original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition filed here-
in.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 4th
day of February, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Sara Turnbull
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, PA.


ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE, SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-90975 NCM


1050 '.e,
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disa-
bilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION, at
the HIGHLANDS County Courthouse at 863-
471-5313, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 13, 20,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001481GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ASHA JOHNSON, ETAL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARY MADATHIL & UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARY MADATHIL
Whose residence Is: 4980 W JOSEPHINE
ROAD A/K/A PARCEL 10 SOMVERVALE
DOWNS, SEBRING, FL 33875 & 8960 SW 52
ST., FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33328
if alive, and if dead, all parties claiming Inter-
est by, through, under or against MARY MA-
DATHIL & UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY MA-
DATHIL and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or Interest in the property
described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following descri-
bed property:
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: Begin
at the Southwest corner of said Tract "A";
thence North 00�20'41" West along the West
line of said Tract "A", a distance of 441.75
feet; thence North 89�48'25" East, a distance
of 985.83 feet; thence South 00�24'41" East,
a distance of 441.75 feet to a point lying on
the North right of way line of West Josephine
Road; thence South 89048'25" West,along the
North right of way line of said West Josephine
Road, a distance of 986.34 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 nonex-
clusive ingress and egress easement descri-
bed as follows: A portion of Tract "A", SOM-
ERVALE DOWNS, according to the Plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da, being more particularly described as fol-
lows: Commence at the Southwest corner of
said Tract "A"; thence North 89048'25" East
along the North right of way line of West Jo-
sephine 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 dis-
tance of 1,743.38 feet; thence South
89048'25" West, a distance of 542.16 feet;
thence North 00�22'41" West, a distance of
50.00 feet; thence North 89048'25" East, a
distance of 1,134.26 feet; thence South
00,26'40" East, a distance of 50.00 feet;
thence South 89048'25" 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 Jose-
phine Road and the South line of said Section
35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East;
thence South 89048'25" West, along said
South line, a distance of 50.00 feet to the
Point of Beginning. .Containing. 143,879
square feet or 3.30 acres, more or less.
a/k/a 4980 W. JOSEPHINE ROAD A/K/A PAR-
CEL 10 SOMERVALE DOWNS, SEBRING, FL
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, If any, to it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before March 6, 2009, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal.of this
Court this 27th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
February 13, 20, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 28 2007 CA 000744 AOOO XX
CIVIL DIVISION
EVERHOME MORTGAGE COMPANY,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JEFFRY LOPEZ A/K/A JEFFREY LOPEZ
MORALES; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR OPTEUM FINANCIAL
SERVICES, LLC; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORP.;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2; IF
LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
WRO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
January 30, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. 28
2007 CA 000744 AO00O XX of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, wherein EVERHOME
MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff and JEFFRY
LOPEZ A/K/A JEFFREY LOPEZ MORALES are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT
11:00 A.M. on February 26, 2009, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 7, FRANSVILLA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
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 OP 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 30th day
of January, 2009.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER


1050 .egal
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
07-81125B
February 13, 20, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 09-37
Division: CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAVERNE L. GEORGE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION)
The administration of the estate of LAVERNE
L. GEORGE, debased, whose date of death
was April 16, 2007, Is pending In the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is 590 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the ancillary per-
sonal representative and the ancillary 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 WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FOURTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FOURTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO'
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: February 20, 2009.
/s/ Jeffrey S. George
Ancillary Personal Representative
of the Estate of LAVERNE GEORGE,
deceased.
2573 Stearhs Lake Road
Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
/s/ Larry M. Stewart
LARRY M. STEWART, ESQ.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 184586
73 SW Flagler Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (772) 283-8191
February 20, 27, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER: GC 08-552
ELOISE C. LEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SEAN F. SOTAK and MARIA C. SOTAK, a/k/a
MARIA DULCE C. SOTAK, husband and wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a fi-
nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above-
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated
in Highlands County, Florida, described as;
Lot 2, Block 1, Lake Regency Woods, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 16, Page 66, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the
5th Day of MARCH, 2009.
SIGNED this 10th day of February, 2009.
(SEAL)
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate In
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Admin-
istrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2) work-
ing days of publication of this Notice of Sale;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(941) 534-7777 or Florida Relay. Service (800)
955-8770.
February 13, 20, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
S, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-852-GCS
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL SOBOCAN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL SOBOCAN; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate In Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOT 13, BLOCK 33, PLACID LAKES SEC-
TION NINETEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
744 Kingfisher Ave.
Lake Placid, FL 33852
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on March
10, 2009.
DATED THIS 11TH DAY OF FEBRUARY,


2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-


1050 ..ol.
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 11th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 Klng Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate In this proceed-
Ing -should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
February 20, 27, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1167-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAN E. HUDGENS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JAN E. HUDGENS; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered -in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate In Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOT 25, BLOCK 55, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4011 Cantoria Avenue
Sebring, FL 33872
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room In
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on March
10, 2009.
DATED THIS 11TH DAY OF FEBRUARY,
2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the is pen-
dens, must' file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 11th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
February 20, 27, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC 08-969
THUNDERBIRD MANOR, INC.,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff
-vs-
ALMA 0. SMITH
Defendant.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a fi-
nal decree of foreclosure entered in the above
entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Highlands County, Florida, described as:
Unit No. A-101 of THUNDERBIRD HILL
MANOR, a Condominium, according to The
Declaration of Condominium recorded in O.R.
Book 969, Page 225, and all exhibits and
amendments thereof, Public Records of High-
lands County, Florida, together with an undi-
vided 1/54 interest in the common elements
appurtenant thereto.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
16th day of March, A.D., 2009.
Any person claiming an interest In the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Ils pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 20, 27, 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 Wakehaltchee
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/lrrigation/Sod #02e-Survey #02f-Pest
Control #03Oa-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-


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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 Kamlnski; 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
February 15,18, 20, 22, 2009"
NOTICE OF SALE
T Simmons & Co., Inc. dba AA Storage of,
Highlands County @ 3214 Splnks Road, Sebr-
Ing, will hold a sale of your personal belong-'
Ings for non-payment of rent after February.
20,2009.
Names and unit numbers are as follows:
ANNE HOLLOWAY Unit#0001
CHARLES BROOKS Unit #86
February 13, 20, 2009
NOTICE OF SALE
The following vehicles will be sold at pub-
lic sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to'
Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida statutes at
10:00 a.m. on 03/12/2009 At 1118 WEIGLE
AVE., Sebring, FL 33870.
1998 MERC. 1MEFM6536WK649799
1998 FORD 3FAKP1138WR269140
SALE DATE 3/26/09
1996 FORD 1FMCA11U9TZA89855
1988 FORD 1FTCR11T5JUDO6364
February 20, 2009

105Highlands
I County leals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
. ... LEGAL NOTICES..
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF SEBRING
SEBRING, FLORIDA
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids In the City
Purchasing Department for
ITB #09-002B: Commercial Printing for Ciywide
Forms
Specifications may be obtained from the City Pur-
chasing office by contacting Kirk Zimmennan at 368
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870
Phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or visit my-
sebring.com & click bid announcements. If obtaining
documents via the web site, it shall be the bidders re-,
sponsibility to notify the purchasing department to
assure the bidder receives all future changes, addi-
tions, or amendments.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name as to Identify the enclosed bid.
Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Pur-
chasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach
the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday, Feb-
ruary 26, 2009, of the official time'clock In the pur-
chasing office. Proposals received later than the date
and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be
responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are
incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of
any other type of delivery service.
The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the
award; If an award Is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications Indi-
cate that the award will be in the best interest of the
City of Sebring, The council reserves the right to
waive irregularities in the bid.
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Florida
February 13, 20,2009


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News-Sun Friday, February 20,2009

Seventh-generation Maxima still the best sedan of Nissan brand


By ANN M. JOB
For The Associated Press
Nissan's- new, seventh-
generation Maxima looks
great and rides well. It has a
V-6 tuned for 35 more horses
than last year and new
options, including the
automaker's Music Box
audio system that can store
up to 2,900 songs and organ-
ize them by mood, artist and
title on an onboard computer
hard drive.
But don't confuse the 2009
Maxima with its 1990s ver-
sions in which Nissan set the
bar among Japanese-brand,
four-door sports cars.
The new Maxima weighs
as much as a Chevrolet
Impala, and for the first time
has no manual transmission
at a new-generation launch.
There's not even an automat-
ic transmission.
The only tranny in the new
Maxima is Nissan's continu-
ously variable Xtronic gear
machine, and while the
CVT's efficiency boosts fuel
mileage, it seems like a
strange installation in a car
that requires premium gaso-
line and touts itself as a
sports car.
Perhaps it's more accurate
to view it for what it is - the
best, most sophisticated,
five-passenger sedan in the
Nissan brand lineup. Best of
all, the changes allow this top
Nissan sedan to distance
itself from the similarly sized
and sometimes similarly
styled Nissan Altima sedan.
Starting manufacturer's
suggested retail price, includ-
ing destination charge, of
$30,855 for a 2009 Maxima S
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and fabric seats is nearly
$5,000 more than a 2009
Altima with 270-horsepower
V-6, CVT and fabric seats.
It's also more than the
$22,775 starting retail
price for a mid-size"' .
2009 Honda Civic Si
sedan with 197-horse-
power four cylinder
and manual transmis-
sion.
But , the new
Maxima starts lower
in price than a 2009
Acura TL with 270-
horsepower V-6, auto-
matic transmission
and $35,715 price
tag.
Note that all the mentioned
competitors are, like the
Maxima, front-wheel drive.
though the TL is available
with all-wheel drive, too.
All-wheel drive can help
reduce the tendency for plen-
tiful engine power to over-
take the wheels and create
torque steer - that discon-
certing tug of the front
wheels to one side or the
other when the steering
wheel isn't aimed straight
during hard acceleration.
Unfortunately, there's only
front-wheel drive in the
Maxima, and the new model
can be induced into torque
steer without too much work.
No wonder, given the new-
found engine power. The
Maxima still uses Nissan's
fine 3.5-liter, double over-
head cam, VQ35 V-6. It has
been revised - not just for
more horsepower but for nine
more foot-pounds of torque
for a peak of 261 foot-pounds
at 4,400 rpm.
In the test Maxima SV, the


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engine was eager and strong.
The car weighed 3,556
pounds but didn't feel like it
when the accelerator went
down. Smooth, steady power
came on satisfyingly.
Maxima's transmission
went about its business most-
ly in smooth fashion, too.
CVTs operate without prede-
termined gear ratios. Instead,
these transmissions continu-
ously work to optimize
power delivery along a spec-
trum of rpms.
Nissan has done more than
most automakers to address
CVT shortcomings, .which
include a high-pitch whine
and an artificial or nonexist-
ent sense of transmission
shifts.
Indeed, the Maxima's CVT
is programmed electronically
to allow'drivers, if they want,
to manually shift from first to
sixth gears via paddle shifters


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2009 NIssan Maxima


* Base price $30,160 for S;
$32,860 for SV.
* Price as tested: $38,285.
* Type: Front-engine, front-wheel
drive, five-passenger, mid-size
sedan.
* Engine: 3.5-liter, double over-
head cam V-6.
* Mileage: 19 mpg (city), 26 mpg
(highway).
* Top speed: 132 mph.
* Length: 190.6 Inches.
* Wheelbase: 109.3 inches.

on the steering column. It's
all done with computer soft-
ware and isn't the way CVTs
are normally supposed td
work for maximum fuel
mileage.
But engineers made the
effort in order to give drivers
what they'd expect in a
Maxima - fun-to-drive
character. Still, the manual
shift mode hurts fuel econo-
my, as I experienced in the


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The following position closes on 2/20/2009
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* Options: Sport package
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test car in city driving, where
I averaged less than 18 miles
per gallon.
In regular CVT mode, the
2009 Maxima is rated by the
federal government at 19
mpg and 26 mpg on the high-
way. This is equal to the rat-
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Avon Park 309 Desoto Ave, Newly remodeled,
2br, 1ba, garage, CHA, big lot, $45,000. See
Sunday, February 22nd, 11 am -1 pm. All
calls, 305-885-1621.

4A80 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
OWNER WILL FINANCE - 207 Dozier St.
Harder HaI. 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: 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 morel
Adjacent lot on lake also available.
$425K. Call 863-655-2235.
SEE TO APPRECIATEII


4100 A Homes for Sale
Lake Placid
$10,000 OFF
Mention This Ad
HOMES BY GEORGE
New Build. 3/2/2 Split Plan.
Energy Efficient Upgrades.
Nestled in Natural FL Setting.
104 Captive Court on Cul De Sac
Island Parkway Estates, Placid Lakes.
863-464-0836
or www.earthfriendlyhomes.net

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.
41 6O CommercialProperly
4160 For Soa
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.
4170 Lakefront Property
4170 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.

4260 Acreage for Sale
30 acres, cleared, except for12 acres woods.
Older single wide MH w/addition. CHA, all
appi, w/d. Fenced/some cross fence.
$180,000. Between Avon Park & Wauchula.,
off HWY 64. Call 863-245-9464.
AVON PARK 20 acres, County
maintained road, well, electric &
septic. Owner financing WAC.
Owner licensed Real Estate Broker.
Call 863-443-9256.


The Maxima rode nicely
on all kinds of road surfaces.
providing enough feedback
for the driver to feel in con-
trol but not so much that pas-
sengers felt harsh impacts.
The wheelbase of 109.3 inch-
es is 1.9 inches shorter than
last year's model, but there's
still enough of a distance
between front and reax
wheels to absorb many
choppy road sections
without disturbing pas-
sengers.
Overall, the Maxima
shrunk four inches in
length, which gives it a
right-size look. But it
took a bit of maneuvering
in the garage at home to
fit it inside because I
forgot the car has grown 1.5
inches wider.
The new dimensions plus
the standout styling make ii
look richer and sportier than
its predecessor. Bulged-out
wheel flares and new head-
lights and hood creases also
distinguish the Maxima from
Nissan's other mid-size
sedan, the Altima.
The test car was quiet
inside, with a minimum of
wind noise at highway
speeds. But the interior was-
n't so quiet that a drivel
would feel isolated from the
driving experience.
I enjoyed the new interior
- well-organized and taste-
ful without gimmicks.
Though the new sleek
roofline crimps some of the
rear-seat headroom, there's
still a decent 36.4 inches
back there.
Rear-seat legroom is limit-
ed- to 34.6 inches, with little
toe space, and the trunk is a


5000
Mobile Homes

S Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
NEW 14 & 16 WIDES
Delivered-Set-A/C-SklrtIng & Steps.
Low as 2BR $26,850. 3BR $29,850.
1 BR $22,850. Banks Mobile Homes,
Lakeland, 863-688-4635
Banksmobllehomes.com
OPEN HOUSE
2005 PARK MODEL 2BR, 1.SBA
AVON PARK:: Sunday, February 14th, 10 am -
4 pm., In Reflections on Sliver 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, SOONI
Call 863-453-8757.


OPEN THE DOOR
TO YOUR FUTURE
THE "OPEN HOUSE" EVENT
Thursday, Feb. 26
10 AM - 2 PM
Reflections on Silver Lake
1850 U.S. 27 South, Avon Park.
(Across from
South Florida Community College)
863-453-5756
NEW SALES RESALES
(OVER 20 PLACES OPEN FOR INSPECTION)
R.V. SITES FOR 2009 - 2010 SEASON
Homes of Merit Representatives
will be available.
Prices to fit evenly budget
and Ilfestylel

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

5150 Mo e*
2BR/2BA Mobile Home. $400/mo. No sec., no
last. East of Sebring. Call 863-381-4110.
Nice Mobile Home 28R/2BA, $600 mo. No
sec., no last. East of Sebring. (863) 381-4110


6000
Rentals


6050 pee for t
1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2BR/1BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to shopping.
$550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security.
Call 863-465-0075.
WANT NEW FURNITURE?
Need to sell the old furniture first?


Call News-Sun classified, 385-6155.


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* Carpenters w/Tools
*Equipment Operators

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

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471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Workplace


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6050 Duplexes for Rent 7180
SEBRING-NEW Construction 2 WEST CC


story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG.,$800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

6 j0 Villas & Condos
.6100 For Rent
* SEBRING Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA CONDO, off
Thunderbird Rd, no pets, no smoking, $1,300
TO MOVE IN! $650 monthly. Leave message,
863-382-1613.
62006 Unfurnished
w6200 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.
SCentral 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,
S 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
Avon Park. near Wal-Mart.1 BR/1 BA Cottage,
completely furnished. Cable, computer
access & utilities included. Avail, from weekly
to annually. No smoking or pets. Country
setting. Newly furnished. For details call:
863-453-6469-or 863-368-0427.

6300 Unfurnished Houses
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.
SEB-2BR/1 BA, energy efficient, no sec. $700/
mo. East of Sebring, call 863-381-4110


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SEBRING. FENr N.i, t.., uliiul h. _6RA
that has never been lived in for $975 a month
including lawn care. This home was built with
attention to quality and amenities saved for
custom homes. Sitting on a large corner lot in
a quiet neighborhood, this home has a built-in
closet unit in Master Bedroom, his & hers
sinks, roman tub, walk-in shower, granite tops
throughout, all wood cabinets, tile floors,
screened entry & lanai, irrigation on well &
timer, laundryroom in the A/C area, upgraded
fixtures and a 250sf decked attic area. There is
1429 sf living area and a total of 2272 sq ft.
Lease option may be considered.
For further information or to set a showing,
please contact Robert at 863-453-0850.


Business & Offices
For Rent


7180 Furniture

CONSIGNMENTS ON SALE
MATTRESS SETS: Twin size, $135;
Full size, $165; Queen size, $195:
Recliner, $50; Leather adjustable
Recliner, $$295; Beautiful Sectional,
$395; 3-Pc End Table set, $95; 5-Pc
Bedroom set, $295; Rattan Bedroom
set, $295; Queen size Bedroom set,
$295; Queen Sleeper, $95; China
hutch, $85; Large Entertainment
Center, $150; Large Computer Desk,
$125; Florida style Sofa & Chair
(must be seen), $250; Florida print
Sofa, $95; Pair/Rattan trim Loveseats,
$150/Pr; Adjustable Electric Bed, $295.
These and many more
Consignments on Sale!
West Coast Furniture
5535 US Hwy 27, South
Sebring, FL 33870
863-382-7666

LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
Search the News-Sun Classifieds
every Sunday, Wednesday
and Friday.


Furniture

OAST FURNITURE


now accepting quality
consignment items.
CALL 863-382-7666


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

7300 Miscellaneous
VACUUM - HOOVER WIND TUNNEL UPRIGHT
$20. Excellent condition; new belt & bag. Call
863-402-2285.

7310 Bargain Buys
(1) 15 speed 24" boys bike. $65.
Call 863-453-5631.
(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
(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.
2 large silver food serving trays, $40 each.
Roomba Robotic floor vac. $50.
Call 863-655-1762.
ACCENT RUGS (2) washable. One 8'x5' rec-
tangle; one 8'11"x1'11" matching runner.
Blue w/floral border. $60. 863-382-9298
Adjustable electric bed w/air-spring mattress.
Hardly used, asking $500 OBO. Must sell.
Call 863-382-3368.
BED - adjustable, electric with air-spring
mattress. Hardly used, asking $500 OBO.
Must sell. Call 863-382-3368.
BLAZER, Gents navy, 38" chest. $10. 863-
453-3104

BLOOD PRESSURE Cuff, electronic,
wrist style, $20. 863-655-0873.
CAMCORDER (Sharp) all accessories,
$100. Cell #740-507-3430
CAPTAIN'S BED - Like niew w/bookcase head-
board & 6 drawers. Incl's mattress (twin).
$350 OBO. Please call 863-655-2602.
CAR STANDS - $10. 863-453-3104,
CATNAP lift recliner chair, brown, brand new
never used. Reg. price $700, will sell for
$500. Call 863-471-3765
CHRISTMAS TREE GE EZ Light, 7 ft, 550
lights, pre-lit - 1013 branch tips, sturdy tree
stand. $50. 863-382-9298
CLEAN AIR MACHINE Hunter, $20.
863-655-0873.
Cockatiels, talk. $75 each. Steel parrot cage
on wheels, $100. Call 863-655-1762.
COFFEE TABLE - End Tables - Lamps, glass &
metal, $125. 863-202-0313.
COFFEE TABLE - End Tables, wood, glass
shelves, $140. 863-202-0313
COMPUTER MONITOR 15" HP, First
Class Shape! $20. 863-382-4085
Dehumidifier only used once, $75. Mobil
Police scanner, $40. Call 863-655-1762.
Dolphin glass coffee table, $100. Shark steam
floor mop only used once. $50.
Call 863-655-1762.
EDGER SRM210 Echo, $20. 863-382-9298.
FENCE 7 panels, board-on-board
Cypress, 4 ft high. $10 per panel.
Please call 863-655-1202.
FLIGHT-BAG Small carry-on, new, $5. 863-
453-3104
Flowered sofa, $50. Large L shape office desk
$100. Office adding machine, like new, $35.
Call 863-655-1762.
GLIDER ROCKER Floral print cushions,
excellent condition. $100. 863-655-
0873.
Golf bags w/clubs & balls. $25.
Call 863-873-3801.
GOLF CLUB SET Ladies LH, Cobra Bag, $125.
863-202-0313
GOLF CLUBS. Antique; brassie, spoon.
Both, $20. Please call 863-452-1618.
GOLF IRONS Titleist, R/H. $125. Please call
863-202-0313
HESS TRUCKS (19) 1987-2005. $350.
Please call 863-471-3162.
KEYBOARD Like New! $200.
863-453-6851
LADIES TOPS size 12, $10. 863-453-3104.
LAWN MOWER 7hp Craftsman, 21' cut, front
drive w/bag, $50. Please call 863-382-9298.
LAWN MOWER High-Wheel, 6.75 Craftsman,
$125. 863-202-0313.
LAWN MOWER Rider, MTD 38", 12.5
HP, excellent condition, $375. Please
call 863-214-4845.
LAWN TRACTOR good condition,
$300. Please call 863-453-6851.
ORGAN Chord, electric, good condition,
$10. Please call 863-655-1202.
PATIO SET 4- Chairs blue/gray, table 54"x36"
oval., PVC, construction, like new, $125. 937-
681-2311, Avon Park, Reflections, Lot 30.


7310 Bargain Buys
PRINTER HP F3145 Deskjet, all-in-one. Prints,
scans & copies. All paperwork incl. $40. Call
for more details. 863-465-3690.
Queen sized mattress cover & a pair of
tempur pillows, all for $15.
Call 863-471-3504.
Queen sized pillow top mattress & box
springs by Bassett, nice & clean. $50. Call
863-471-3504.
Recliner, Lazyboy, in good condition. $25.
Call 863-471-3636.
ROTO-TILLER MID-BOLENS, 5.5 H.P., used 1
hour. Call Jeff 863-257-4012, 863-453-4801
or 863-257-3728.
SCOOTER 3-WHEEL $300.
863-453-6851.
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.
STEAM IRON
& Ironing Board. $20.
863-655-0873.
STOVE HOTPOINT Smooth-Top, Electric.
Excellent cond., less that 4 years old. Upgrad-
ing kitchen, only $200. Call 863-655-1966.
STUDENT DESK black metal w/ white
top, matching black chair, $20. 863-
655-0873.
TENNIS RACQUET Wilson, w/case. Perfect for
beginner. $5. 863-453-3104
Tires (4), 215 X 65 X 16, good thread, $120.
Call 863-873-3801
TOW BAR StowMaster, plus quick disconnect
hideaway hitch, cables, $300. Please call 863-
382-4085.
TOWBAR
Blue Ox w/lights, $200.
765-438-5790
TV 13" Zenith color, $50.
863-382-3362.
TV 25" Philco with converter, $40.
Please call 863-382-4085.
Vacuum- Bissel wide power track. $20: Call
863-873-3801.
WALKER with wheels, hardly used, $35.
Please call 853-655-1202.
WOOD SANDER Craftsman, good condi-
tion, $15. Please call 863-452-1618.

7320 Garage & Yard Sales
AVON PARK
947 Lake Angelo Dr, Thurs-Fri-
Sat. Lots of tools, clothes,
outboard motor
& LOTS MORE!!


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AVON PARK LAKES 2061 N. Saginaw
Rd, Fri-Sat, Feb 20th & 2th, 8 am -
Noon. Infant - 5T clothing, toys, Little
Tykes table set, home decor, maternity
clothes, & MUCH MOREl!
AVON PARK Lakes, 1877 N. Sapphire Rd,
follow signs from US 27 & Stryker Rd, Fri-Sat,
Feb 20 & 21,7 am - 3 pm. Good stuff from 3
Families, tools/tool boxes, household items,
lots of train tapes, EVERYTHING MUST GO!
AVON PARK MULTI-FAMILY SALE, 4655 E.
Butler Rd, 5 miles E. of A.P. off Hwy 64,
Saturday ONLY, Feb 21,7-? Household Items,
Clothes, Yard Items, Handicapped Scooter,
Wheelchair Lift for Vehicle, Recliner Lift Chair,
LOTS OF MISC.
AVON PARK- 4279 Avon Park Cut
Off Rd., follow signs. Thurs-Fri,
Feb. 19th & 20th. 8AM-?
Lots of misc. items!
CHURCH PARKING LOT SALE
Saturday, February 21st, 7 am -12:30
Ennanuel United Church of Christ
3115 Hope St., Sebring
1/8 mi. west of US 27on Hammock Rd.
"Much more than just a Yard Sale"
Donuts, coffee, sodas, hot dogs.
Info: Call 863-471-1999

LAKE PLACID 4-FAMILY SALE 855 Lake June
Rd, Sat., February 21st Only, 8-? A/C Wlindow
unit, Household items, home decor, clothing,
LOTS OF GOOD STUFF Il
Lake Placid- 464 Lake June Rd.
Sat.-Sun, Feb. 21st & 22nd. 7:30AM-?
Us again Biggest ever Annual 6 Family
Sale. THIS ONE'S WORTH IT!
Tons of good stuff, good prices!!!!
Lake Placid- Multi Family Sale @
1619 Pinetop Terrace in Sylvan Shores.
Fri-Sat., Feb. 20th & 21st. Household,
tools, furniture, fabric, lamps + lots of
misc. items. Something for everyone!!!
LP- 3454 Rhododendron Rd.
Leisure Lakes. Sat-Sun.
Feb. 21st & 22nd. 8AM-5PM
A lot of misc. items,
something for everyone!
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 - HUGE ANNUAL 7-FAMILY
SALE @ 2747 Bluebonnet, (off Ham-
mock Rd) Fri-Sat, Feb 20 & 21st, 8 am -
4 pm. Jewelry, Dolls, Bedding, House-
hold Items, & LOTS OF MISC!
SEBRING - HUGE SALE!!


AVON PARK 17 E. Jackson St (off N. Lake 228 Longview Rd., off Sebring
Ave), Fri- Sat, Feb 20 & 21st, 8am-2pm. NO Pkwy. Sat., Feb. 21st.
EARLY SALES! Lots of mens clothing - size L . vrthin imaina
& XL; some tall jeans 36x34 & 38x34; boots & 8AM-2PM. Everything imaginable.
shoes size 10; suits size 42 Long. Many things almost FREE!!



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e Sale, 1920 Brunns Rd;@ Club-
ay, Feb 20th, 8 am -1 pm. Cloth-
d Items,.-Crafts & Morel Coffee &
t Dogs, Drinks, Slices of Pie availa-
in clubhouse along w/Bake Sale.


- Sprina Lake Multi-family Sale
ranada Rd. HWY 27 S. to HWY
5 miles. Sat-Sun, Feb. 21st &
d. 9AM-5PM. Collectibles,
household items + misc.


CARPORT SALE 401 Citroen Dr.,
on left off Thunderbird, Friday, Feb
- 3:30 pm. Kitchen sm appliances,
isehold items & LOTS MORE!


G 1501 Iris Ave, end of
id Rd, Feb 19-20-21,.8-?
kids stuff, clothes, toys,'etc.
SMISC.


221 Pine Tree Ln, off Thurderbird
-20-21,8 am - ? Dishes (old &
ton bottles, Clothes M-XL, old jew-
& pans, lots of kitchen utensils, TV,
ewing machine, books, new edge-
SO MUCH MORE! RAIN-OR SHINE


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G 605 Lake Josephine Dr,
Feb 20 & 21, 7 am - ? Fru-
ousehold items, family
baby items/toys. & LOTS


Dinner Lake Haven Mobile
.lubhouse. ANNUAL RUMAGE
b 21st 8 am - 2 pm. Lots of
for all! 2900 St Rd 17, North.
;BRING- ANNUAL Yard Sale
Oaks RV Park (Hwy 27 & 98), follow
gns. 8am-1pm, Sat. Feb 21st
ARGE VARIETY OF ITEMS!!
G-1918 De Leon Place. Fri-
Saturday Feb 20 & 21 from
Furniture, TV, Clothes, col-
, tools & LOTS MORE!!

O0 Heating &
2V Air Conditioning
eat or Air? We have New Units for
5 ton package or split systems w/10O
rranty. Free delivery or installation
liable. Prices are $700 per ton.
Call 813-850-6289.

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Sun Classifieds every
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IOTICE 9450 Automotive for Sale


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2 Teacup Yorkie puppies free to good home.
they are vet checked and very friendly, if
interested contact me @
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756 Medical Supplies
75 0 & Equipment
ELECTRIC LIFT
& Chauffeur Mobility, $800.
Pleae call 863-471-3418
POWER CHAIR 3 yrs old, very good
condition, only used approx. 10
times. $1,000. 863-202-5133.


8000
Recreation


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


84 0 0 Recreational Vehicles
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-
tioning. Was asking $18,500, price reduced
to $15,500. Includes RV cover, etc. Call 863-
385-7400 or 863-414-3754.


9000
Transportation


9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
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$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
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High 70/Low 49
Winds: NNE at 8-16 mph.


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Relative humidity ............ ...... 24%
Expected air temperature ........ 640
Makes it feel like ......... ........, 65�


Heavy snow nit the Midwest Feb.
20,1898. Racine, Wis., received 30
inches of snow. Milwaukee had
drifts as high as 15 feet.



Sunny most oft the day
and cooler today. Winds
north 7-14 mph. Expect 6-10 hours
of sunshine with average relative
humidity 40% and excellent drying
conditions.


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


Regional summary: Sunny most of the day and cooler today Mainly clear
and cold tonight. Sunny and delightful tomorrow. Sunday: clouds and sun;
rain at night. Monday: windy In the morning, mostly cloudy. Tuesday: beautl-
futwlth sunshine and patchy clouds.


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Northeast today. The winds will not only create a chill in the air, but will also usher noticeably colder air across the
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Today Sunrise .... 6:58 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:22 p.m.
Moonrise .. 4:02 a.m.
Moonset .... 2:36 p.m.
Saturday Sunrise .... 6:57 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:23 p.m.
Moonrise .. 4:45 a.m.
Moonset .... 3:31 p.m.


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Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Station
iniLake Placid)
High Tuesday ....................... 75
Low Tuesday ............................ 49
High Wednesday ...... ...... 74
Low Wednesday .... ........... 45
High Thursday ..................... 79
Low Thursday ........... ....... 54
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Tuesday ...................... 0.00"
Wednesday .................. 0.00"
Thursday ........................... 0.00"
Month to date ....... ......... 0.36"
Year to date ..................... 1,09"
Barometer
Tuesday .......................... 30.32
Wednesday .......... 30.23


Thursday .. ............... 30.10
Tides
(Readings at S Petaburg)
High ........................... 2:10 p.m.
Low ...................... 6:00 a.m.
High ...... ............... 10:39 p.m.
Low .................... 4:15 p.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High .......................... 5:23 a.m.
Low ....................... 11:18 a.m.
High ............... ........ 5:25 p.m.
Low ......................... 11:38 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson ..................... 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee .............. 13,05'
Normal ........................... 14.51'


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News-Sun


Devils, Dragons take

lumps in Early Bird


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK -
Highlands County teams
took some lumps in the Bill
Jarrett Ford Early Lake
Bird Tournament on
Tuesday night.
Avon Park and
Lake Placid dropped Lake
;one each to out-of-
town teams, Lake
Placid losing 7-0 to
Lake Region and Avon Park
losing 6-0 to Auburndale,
but neither coach was dis-
appointed.
"I think they
(Auburndale) may be the


best team we face this year.
They have a solid defense
and they look like they are
going to win the tourna-
ment," said Avon Park head


Region

1
Placid

0


coach Mort Jackson.
"We held a team
like that to just three
hits, that's some-
thing. They hit well,"
said Dan Coombs,
Lake Placid's head
coach about Lake


Region.
"Everything we did
wrong is correctable. Our
pitching was solid,
although we walked five
Continued on page 3B


iNews-sun pnoto y t i BALVKIDuEI
Avon Park found a bright spot as lefty Dylan Heiring
pitched three innings of hitless relief Tuesday in the Bill
Jarrett Ford Early Bird Tournament at Charles R. Head
Field.


PAGE


LIVING


Friday, February 20, 2009



Wild win for Lady Streaks


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoebne@newssun.com
SEBRING - The Sebring
Lady Blue Streaks faced
their toughest challenge of
the young season, a game full
of adversity and controversy,
and they showed their steel
in coming back for a 6-4 win
over a dogged Frostproof
squad.
It started as the Lady
Bulldogs virtually teed off on
Sebring starter Kayla
Clemens for four first-inning
runs, the largest deficit of the
year thus far.
"I think we may have been
down 1-0 in one of our
games," shortstop Sammie
Lower said.
Sebring "But we had-
6 n't been down
& that much."
Frostproof Clemens
soon helped.
her own
cause, when
her drive to
center was misplayed in the
bottom of the first to score
Danielle Lower, who had
doubled to left, to cut into
the lead.
From there, Clemens set-
tled in and Frostproof's bats
cooled.
"She (Clemens) just didn't
have any movement in the
first," head coach Joe
Sinness said. "After that, she
got command of her pitches,
started to get movement and
really pitched well."
With the Bulldogs on a
leash the rest of the way, it
was now up to the Sebring
offense to come back - and
come back it did.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Danielle 'Dino' Lower rips a first-inning double Tuesday night. .She would come around in
the fifth to score the tying run in Sebring's 6-4 win over Frostproof.


Haley Pack lead off the
second by 'taking one for the
team' in getting hit by a
pitch.
Two outs later, and down
two strikes, Jamie
Hershkowitz battled in her at
bat to draw a walk before
Nikki Helms blasted one off
the left-field fence to score
two and make it a 4-3 game.
The Streaks threatened in
the third, with Sammie


Lower doubling, but she was
nailed at third on a grounder
to short and after a Wendy
Negrin single, two straight
outs ended the inning.
The fourth went by one-
two-three for both teams
before things got interesting.
Still at 4-3 in the bottom of
the fifth, Danielle 'Dino'
Lower boomed an apparent
double to the .left-field wall.
But an illegal pitch call


was made, resulting in a ball
four - so instead of being on
second, Dino was held to first
base.
Big sister 'Slammin'
Sammie the followed suit,
ripping one down the left-
field line for an apparent
double.
But, again, a ruling of an
illegal pitch was made,

Continued on page 3B


Lady Dragons fly past Devils


By JOHN BEDELL
News-Sun correspondent
AVON PARK - A four-
run Lake Placid rally Lake
broke up a tight soft-
ball game at Avon
Park and the Lady 1
Dragons went on to AvoI
an 11-2 victory
Tuesday.
"I don't think d
we've scored 11 runs
on Avon Park in five years,"
Lake Placid coach Marilyn
Jones said. "They finally
started hitting the ball and


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Avon Park had a couple bad
breaks."
"Alyssa Allen
?lacid pitched well for us
tonight and (short-
I stop) Christina Wells
had a good game."
Park The Lady Devils
might point to the
first three Green
S Dragon hits as bad
breaks.
Three bloop singles just
beyond the reach of reach of
speedy second baseman
Jamise Perry gave Lake


Placid a 2-1 lead.
Avon Park's , Amber
Tindell had held the Dragon
hitless in the first three
innings, but she struggled
with her control in the fifth.
With two outs, Ashley
Papelow singled and Tindell
hit her second batter of the
inning, Christina Wells.
Back-to-back singles by
Diane Martinez and Kayla
Summerfield pushed the led
to 5-1.
Continued page 3B


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Lady Panther shortstop Casey McIntosh flips the ball to second basegirl Amanda Leiter
to nip this Central Florida runner in Tuesday's 7-6, first-game loss to the Patriots.


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an
son


Tough loss for Lady Panthers
By DAN HOEHNE when Lacey McCall's sacri- stranded.
niel.hoehne@newssun.com fice bunt was thrown away. A bigger threat came
VON PARK - It's been But the lead was short- the fifth with two L
up-and-down early sea- lived when a triple and two Panthers in scoring nosin


for the South Florida


softball team, and
Tuesday's opening
loss of a double-
header against visit-
ing Central Florida
was a perfect exam-
ple.
The Panthers took
a 1-0 lead in the third


CFCC

7,3
SFCC

6,1


when Allie Fried doubled
and came around to score


singles evened things
up before a double
staked the Patriots to
a 3-1 lead in the top
of the fourth.
A slight threat was
mounted in the bot-
tom of the frame
when Cassady
Faircloth lead off


with a double and was sacri-
ficed to second, but was left


e in
Lady
tion.


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though neither was able to
cross the plate.
Megan Randolph gave the
home crowd a jolt in the
sixth with a long drive to
left, but again SFCC was
left with nothing to show as
the Patriot left fielder made
a running catch at the wall.
Hoping to keep things
Continued on page 3B


Panthers downed in slugfest


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
AVON PARK - Though
they've been steadily moving
up in the rankings with their
torrid start, the South Florida
Panthers knew they had a
tough challenge in 12th-
ranked Central Florida
Wednesday night.
"They were one of the best
clubs we have
CFCC seen when we
S beat them at
15 their place,"
head coach
SFCC Rick Hitt said
11 of the extra-
inning, 13-11
win in Ocala.
"And they still are. Their
bats were pretty good the
,entire game."
That was evident as the
Patriots stayed on the attack
all evening in the 15-11 win.
But while Central was rak-
ing, the Panthers bent a little
to help their cause.
"The second inning got
away from us a little bit,"
Hitt said of the seven-run
frame. "It is not very often
you see three consecutive
fielders choice plays that do


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Chaz Abeln fouls off this pitch but helped his own cause
later Wednesday with a home run and three RBI. But 12th-
ranked Central Florida's bats were just too much for the
Panthers in the 15-11 loss.


not record an out. That
extended the inning for them
and they hit us with the big
blow after that."


The big blow being a grand
slam home run over the cen-

Continued on page 3B


Sebring Lady Streaks


serve up another sweep


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
The Sebring girls tennis
team swept to its' second win
of the young season with a 7-


0 match-win at Clewiston.
All but two of the
matches were straight-
set wins for the Lady
Blue Streaks
In the number one c
singles match, Kelsie
Johnson went 6-2, 6-2
over Sarah Espinoza,
with first-year player


Alyssa Kariofyllis beat Jay
McCatty 6-3, 6-2 at number
three singles while Kelsey
Tucker faced a bit tougher of
a match with Taylor Beatty at


Sebring

1
;lewiston

0


Kaley Walter continuing her
impressive start, going 6-3,
6-0 to cruise past Delainys
Morera at number two.


number four, but came
back to win 4-6, 6-4
(7-3).
Rounding out the
singles winning was
another first-year
player making a
strong varsity debut,
Shana Bassett, who
topped Jessica Wood


by scores of 6-4, 7-5.
The duo of Johnson and
Walter had to battle to win
the number one doubles


match over Espinoza and
Beatty, 4-6, 6-4 (7-3), before
Kariofyllis and Bassett had
little trouble at number two
with an 8-2 romp.
The girls looked to keep
their record unblemished
Thursday with a visit from
Braden River at the Sun 'N
Lake courts and then have a
week to prepare for their
Thursday, Feb. 26 home
match against county rival
Avon Park.
Check the Sunday, Feb. 22
edition of the News-Sun for
the results of the Braden
River match.









News-Sun * Friday, February 2q, 2009


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 44 11 .800 -
Philadelphia 27 26 .509 16
New Jersey 24 31 .436 20
New York 22 31 .415 21
Toronto 21 35 .375 23%
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
-Orlando 39 14 .736 -
Atlanta 32 22 .593 7X
Miami 28 25 .528 11
Charlotte 22 32 .40717Y%
Washington 12 42 .22227%/
Central Division
W L Pct GB
.Cleveland 41 11 .788 --
Detroit 27 25 .519 14
Milwaukee 27 30.47416%Y
-Chicago 24 30 .444 18
.Indiana 22 34 .393 21
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pet GB
San Antonio 35 17 .673 -
New Orleans 32 20 .615 3
Houston 33 21 .611 3
Dallas 32 21 .604 3%
Memphis 15 39 .278 21
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 37 17 .685 -
Portland 33 20 .623 3%
Utah 31 23 .574 6
Minnesota 18 35.34018Y,
Oklahoma City 13 41 .241 24
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 44 10 .815 -
Phoenix 30 23 .56613%
!Golden State 19 36.345 25Y2
.L.A. Clippers 13 42 .23631Y2
Sacramento 11 44 .200 33%V
Wednesday's Games
.Cleveland 93, Toronto 76
Charlotte 103, Indiana 94
'Denver 101, Philadelphia 89
Minnesota 111, Miami 104
New Orleans 117, Orlando 85
Chicago 113, Milwaukee 104
Dallas 113, New Jersey 98
Portland 94, Memphis 90
� Atlanta 105, Sacramento 100
.Phoenix 142, L.A. Clippers 119
,L.A. Lakers 129, Golden State 121
Thursday's Games
San Antonio at Detroit, late
Boston at Utah, late
d- Friday's Games
Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m.
Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Denver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
.Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
'Atlanta at Portland, 10 p.m.
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 37 18 3 77179145
,Philadelphia 30 16 9 69 179 161
N.Y. Rangers 31 22 6 68147163
:Pittsburgh 27 25 6 60173178
:N.Y. Islanders 17 34 6 40138192
Northeast Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Boston 40 10 8 88 197 131
Montreal 30 21 7 67175176
Buffalo 30 22 6 66172160
Ottawa 22 25 9 53139158
Toronto 21 26 10 52172210
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 37 16 5 79 195 166
Florida 29 20 8 66 164 155
'Carolina 28 25 5 61 147171
Tampa Bay 19 27 11 49145181
,Atlanta 21 32 5 47 172 204
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
*Detroit 38 12 8 84221 170
IChicago 32 15 8 72186140
4Columbus 29 23 6 64 159161
'Nashville 27 28 3 57140 166
�St. Louis 24 26 7 55163176
Northwest Division
iW L OTPtsGF GA
'Calgary 33 18 6 72181169
'Vancouver 28 21 8 64173166
*Edmonton 29 24 4 62161175
Minnesota 28 24 3 59142129
,Colorado 27 30 1 55159180
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
�SanJose 38 8 9 85192137
Dallas 28 21 7 63169174
.Anaheim 28 26 5 61166170
Los Angeles 25 22 9 59 150 160
Phoenix 25 28 5 55146178
:Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Wednesday's Games
*Columbus 4, St. Louis 3
4N.Y. Rangers 3, N.Y. Islanders 1
Detroit 6, Nashville 2
Washington 4, Montreal 3, SO
Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3
Thursday's Games
Buffalo at Philadelphia, late
Montreal at Pittsburgh, late
Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, late
Vancouver at Ottawa, late
'Chicago at Florida, late
Columbus at Toronto, late
*New Jersey at Tampa Bay, late
St. Louis at Nashville, late
Calgary at Minnesota, late
Edmonton at Dallas, late
Atlanta at Phoenix, late
Los Angeles at San Jose, late
Friday's Games.
"Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m.


Colorado at Washington, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.


. Wednesday's Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
American U. 58, Army 36
Binghamton 62, Hartford 44
Bowling Green 59, Buffalo 48
Georgia St. 70, Northeastern 68
Hofstra 99, James Madison 96, 20T
Holy Cross 74, Navy 69
SLafayette 71, Bucknell 68
Lehigh 49, Colgate 40
Rhode Island 71, Massachusetts 59


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Hartford 72, UMBC 43
Holy Cross 67, Navy 58
Lehigh 71, Colgate 42
Maine 59, Albany, N.Y. 51
Pittsburgh 70, Villanova 54
Rutgers 73, Seton Hall 58
Saint Joseph's 68, Fordham 52
Saint Louis 63, Rhode Island 43
SOUTH
Arkansas St. 47, New Orleans 41
McNeese St. 75, Northwestern St. 66
Mid Tennessee 90, South Alabama 64
Richmond 60, Dayton 51
Temple 77, Charlotte 73
Troy 62, Fla. International 61
MIDWEST
Iowa St. 61, Nebraska 38
Marquette 67, Cincinnati 61
Missouri 52, Kansas St. 43
Xavier 72, La Salle 42
SOUTHWEST
Ark.-Little Rock 56, W. Kentucky 40
Lamar 89, Sam Houston St. 88, OT
North Texas 78, Louisiana-Monroe 70
Oklahoma St. 58, Texas 52
SE Louisiana 82, Texas-Arlington 74
Texas-San Ant 72, Texas A&M-C.C. 54
FAR WEST
Colorado 69, Kansas 62
Denver 74, Louisiana-Lafayette 59
TCU 67, Air Force 57
UC Irvine 57, CS Northridge 53
Utah 74, Colorado St. 45
Wyoming 50, UNLV 44
BASEBALL


American League
MINNESOTA TWINS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Luis Ayala on one-year contract.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Agreed to
terms with LHP Jerry Blevins, RHP
Santiago Casilla, RHP Joey Devine,
RHP Jeff Gray, RHP Brad Ziegler, INF
Eric Patterson, INF Gregorio Petit, OF
Chris Denorfia and OF Javier Herrera on
one-year contracts.
TAMPA BAY RAYS-Agreed to terms
with 3B Willie Aybar on two-year contract.
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS-Claimed
RHP Bobby Korecky off waivers from
Minnesota.
ATLANTA BRAVES-Agreed to terms
with 2B Kelly Johnson on one-year con-
tract.
HOUSTON ASTROS-Agreed to terms
with RHP RHP Brad James, LHP Tyler
Lumsden, IF Edwin Maysonet and OF
Yordany Ramirez on one-year contracts.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Agreed to
terms with OF Josh Willingham on one-
year contract.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NBA-Suspended Clippers C Zach
Randolph two games for striking
Phoenix F Louis Amundson during Feb.
17 game.
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS-Signed F
Cartier Martin for remainder of season.
CHICAGO BULLS-Traded F Andres
Nocioni, F-C Drew Gooden, F Cedric
Simmons and F-C Michael Ruffin to
Sacramento for C-F Brad Miller and G-F
John Salmons.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS-Traded C
Chris Mihm to Memphis for a future
draft pick.


TODAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdToumament,TBA; JV Baseball at
Sebring, 6 p.m.; Softball vs. Palmetto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at State Meet,
Lakeland, 10 a.m.
SATURDAY: Wrestling at State Meet, Lakeland, 9 a.m.
DAY:Teams and games
DAY:Teams and games


Richmond 62, La Salle 53
Rider 90, Niagara 87
Stony Brook 66, Boston U. 54
Temple 72, Fordham 45
West Virginia 79, Notre Dame 68
William & Mary 76, Towson 54
SOUTH
Auburn 71, Georgia 59
E. Kentucky 74, Morehead St. 70
Florida 83, Alabama 74
Florida St. 80, Miami 67
George Mason 49, Drexel 48
Georgetown 65, South Florida 40
Louisville 94, Providence 76
Marshall 88, Houston 83
McNeese St. 88, Northwestern St. 74'
Memphis 90, SMU 47
Mississippi 81, Tennessee 65
Mississippi St. 75, South Carolina 70
Morgan St. 74, Howard 69
North Carolina 89, N.C. State 80
Old Dominion 84, UNC-Wilmington 65
Savannah St. 79, Florida Atlantic 66
Texas-Arlington 70, SE Louisiana 66
The Citadel 64, Davidson 46
UAB 76, Tulane 70
UNC-Asheville 81, High Point 78, OT
Va. Commonwealth 78, Delaware 67
Virginia 75, Virginia Tech 61
Wake Forest 87, Georgia Tech 69
Winthrop 60, Gardner-Webb 55
MIDWEST
Akron 53, Miami (Ohio) 44
Cent. Michigan 63, N. Illinois 44
Cleveland St. 58, Youngstown St. 54
Drake 47, N. Iowa 46
IIl.-Chicago 77, Wright St. 66, OT
Illinois St. 74, Wichita St. 59
Indiana St. 78, S. Illinois 72
Kansas 72, Iowa St. 55
Loyola of Chicago 67, Detroit 41
Nebraska 46, Colorado 41
Northwestern 72, Ohio St. 69
Penn St. 38, Illinois 33
Saint Louis 73, Saint Joseph's 71
Tenn.-Martin 76, E. Illinois 60
Toledo 71, Ball St. 67
W. Michigan 46, E. Michigan 38
Wis.-Green Bay 76, Valparaiso 61
Wis.-Milwaukee 63, Butler 60
SOUTHWEST
LSU 72, Arkansas 69
Lamar 60, Sam Houston St. 57
Oklahoma St. 92, Texas Tech 82
TCU 62, Air Force 50
Texas-San Ant 73, Texas A&M-C.C. 66
UTEP 67, Rice 58
FAR WEST
Idaho 56, Boise St. 54
Long Beach St. 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 74
UC Davis 75, Cal Poly 73
UC Irvine 73, CS Northridge 51
UC Santa Barbara 67, Pacific 57
Utah 89, Colorado St. 79, OT
Utah St. 78, CSBakersfield 57
Wyoming 77, UNLV 68


Wednesday's Women's Major
Basketball Scores
EAST
Army 60, American U. 58, OT
Boston U. 76, Binghamton 75, OT
Bryant 48, N.J. Tech 47
Bucknell 58, Lafayette 40
Connecticut 75, Providence 39
Duquesne 70, St. Bonaventure 68, OT
Grge Washington 83, Massachusetts 62
Georgetown 79, West Virginia 73, OT


FRIDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Ford Early BirdToumament, Avon Park,TBA; JV Baseball
vs. Clewiston, 6 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry, 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball vs. Clewiston, 5/7 p.m.; Boys/GirlsTennis at Okeechobee, 4 p.m.
DAY:Teams and games
Lake Placid DAY:Teams and games


FRIDAY: Baseball at Bill Jartett Ford Early BirdToumament, Avon Park,TBA; JV Baseball
vs. Avon Park, 6 p.m.; Softball vs. Braden River, 6:30 p.m.
DAY:Teams and games
DAY:Teams and games
DAY:Teams and games


9p.m.


. ESPN2


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Teams TBA...................... ESPN2
Teams TBA. ............... . . ...... ESPN
Army at Navy or Tennessee at Kentucky.. CBS
Virginia at North Carolina St ........... 44
Teams TBA..................... . ESPN2
Marquette at Georgetown ............ ESPN
Vanderbilt at Florida . . ....... . ........ 38
Teams TBA...................... ESPN2
North Carolina at Maryland. .......... ABC
Memphis at Texas-El Paso ........... ESPN
Teams TBA ...................... ESPN2
Georgia at Mississippi ............... SUN
Oklahoma at Texas ................. ESPN
Florida St at Virginia Tech ............ SUN
. ............................ --....................... ......- - .........................

GOLF
FRIDAY
EuroPGA - Johnnie Walker Classic .... GOLF
PGA - Ace Group Classic ............ GOLF
PGA - Northern Trust Open .......... GOLF
PGA - Ace Group Classic ............ GOLF
PGA - Northern Trust Open .......... GOLF
SATURDAY
EuroPGA - Johnnie Walker Classic .... GOLF
PGA - Ace Group Classic ............ GOLF
PGA - Northern Trust Open ........... CBS
PGA - Ace Group Classic ............ GOLF


11 a.m.
12 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
9 p.m.
9,p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Indian River, 6 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. Clearwater Christian, 1 p.m.
SUNDAY: Baseball at Indian River, 1 p.m.; Softball at Indian River, 1 p.m.
DAY:Teams and games


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 fourn Par 3s,
with the $10,000 cash prize being offered
on hole #6.
Many 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 11.
The tournament will utilize a two-per-
son scramble format and teams will be
flighted by total handicap.
Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120
per team) which includes after-play meal
and refreshments during the day.
Registration forms are available at the
participating golf pro shop or can be
mailed or faxed to you by calling Sandy.
Foster at 382-2134, ext. 325.
Business sponsorships are also avail-
able.
Previous five event have resulted in a
full field of players, so early registration
is encouraged.

McFarling Memorial Golf
SEBRING - The 3rd Annual Jim
McFarling Memorial Tournament will be
held Saturday, February 28, at the Spring
Lake Golf Resort.
The format will be a flighted four-per-
son scramble, mandatory two drives by
each player. There will be a 50/50 draw-
ing, men's and ladies closest to pin
prizes; play Hole No. 17 from 150 yards
for donation to fund; mulligans available
for purchase; and great raffle prizes from
area merchants.
All proceeds will benefit a scholarship
fund for junior golfers 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.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park
Avon Park


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV

AUTO RACING
SATURDAY
3 p.m. NASCAR - San Bernandino County 200.. FOX
7.30 p.m. NASCAR - Stater Brothers 300. ....... ESPN2
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BOXING
FRIDAY
Jesus Gonzalez vs. Richard Guttierez ..


Sebring


SFCC


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


WIN 5K
SEBRING, FL (Feb. 13, 2009) - Get
out your running shoes and dress out for
the third annual Wellness Is N (WIN) 5K
Run.
The annual event gives people the
chance to raise funds for their Highlands
County American Red Cross while
stretching their endurance and running
speed. Registration starts at 7 a.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Highlands
Hammock State Park, with a shotgun
start at 7:30 a.m.
Runners may preregister for $15 or-
register the day of the event for $20. If
they raise $50 or more in pledges from
their community, however, the run is
free.
Last year's field had more than 80 par-
ticipants, thanks in part to holding the
run early M the day and earlier in the
year, when more people could partici-
pate. The local Red Cross decided to
keep the same tradition this year.
Red Cross volunteers will man an aid
station for thirsty or hungry runners 'at
the start/finish line. Bananas are courtesy
of L&D Produce in Sebring.
The run starts on Hammock Road in
the park near the CCC Museum area, fol-
lowing the paved drive-around path in,
Highlands Hammock State Park, past the
old homestead, the Charlie Creek Trail,
and the amphitheater, before heading
back to the CCC Museum area.
Participants may run, jog, trot, or walk
finishing the course in a fast time or a
comfortable pace, as long as they get out
for some fun and exercise.
To register, download a form atpolk-
countyfl.redcross.org or contact the*
Highlands Red Cross at (863) 386-4440
or hcarc@vistanet.net.
Send your form with fee or pledges to
Highlands Red Cross, 106 Medical
Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sponsorships are still available for the
Run. Come forward and support your
local American Red Cross.
Tough economic times .have reduced
financial support for the Red Cross, but
disaster responses continue. Local home
fires remain the most common Red Cross
disaster response.
Between July 1, 2007, and June 30,
2008, the Red Cross assisted 37 families
affected by local disasters in Highlands
County - almost all home fires. The
local Red Cross has helped another 14
Highlands County families since then.
Red Cross volunteers urge families to
take precautions to prevent home fires,
check and maintain smoke detectors, and
to practice escape plans to ensure all
loved ones get out of a fire safely.-
In addition, the local office provides a
location to learn life-saving skills, which
we used often last year.
On two occasions in 2008, staff at
Avon Park Middle School saved students
from choking using skills they learned
from the Red Cross.
You never know when an emergency
may occur, but knowing what to do can
save a life.

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










News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


Sebring stays steady amid controversy for win


Continued from 1B
awarding her a ball, but
resuming her at bat.
Soon enough, she took a
pitch in the leg io reach.
Instead of having the lead
run on second and the tying
run already in, those two runs
now sat at first and second.
But all was soon resolved
when Clemens doubled to
score Dino and Sammie came
in on a Pack chopper to third
to put Sebring up 5-4.
With the Streaks tensions
eased, it was the Bulldogs'
turn to get a little frustrated.
A Whitney Dukes walk
started the top of the sixth,
but she was caught stealing
by . Negrin - though
Frostproof wasn't too con-
vinced of the call.
One out later, Shel Smith
singled to right, but the
Emily Andre took a called
third strike - with there
being, by this time, consider-


able debate about call as well
as the strike zone.
The frustration soon
mounted for the visitors as
Hannah Shoop lead off the
bottom of the' sixth with a
double, was sacrificed to
third by Hershkowitz and
came in to score on a Helms
sacrifice fly to provide an
insurance run.
With Dino at the plate, a
pitch came in high.
Too high, seemingly, for
the Bulldog catcher to corral
as the ball got by and clipped
the home-plate umpire who
then ejected the Frostproof
backstop as he deemed the
miss intentional.
It would seem the drama
was done at that point and
things would quiet down the
rest of the way, and they did
as far as controversy - but
there was still a half-inning
left to decide things on the
field.


'We have such
an experienced
team that I don't
think we 'll be in
a situation where

we panic.'

JOE SINNESS
Sebring head coach
A sinking liner to start the
seventh created some anxi-
ety, but Hershkowitz came
racing in to make a
sliding/diving catch for the
first out.
Alesha Martinez then sin-
gled up the middle and one
out later an error allowed
Sidney Jones to reach and put
the tying run on.
But Clemens caught the
next batter looking for the


final out and move the Lady
Streaks to 4-0.
"We have such an experi-
enced team that I don't think
we'll be in a situation where
we panic," Sinness said.
"There's worry when you get
down, but there was no panic
and we know we're capable
of coming back offensively."
With Clemens getting the
complete-game victory, it
gives Sinness and the Streaks
another source of confi-
dence.
"We have Nikki (Helms),
but now we had Haley (Pack)
win a 'complete game last
week and now Kayla has
shown she can," he said.
"That's a nice luxury to
know you have three pitchers
you can count on."
Sebring looked to add to
its' win total Thursday at
Palmetto before welcoming
Braden River for a home date
Friday at 6:30 p.m.


Late Lady Panther rally falls just short


Continued from 1B
close in the seventh to have
some hope in their final at
bat, the Panthers, unfortu-
nately, saw four more runs
come across - seemingly tak-
ing the air out and ending any
sense of momentum with a 7-
1 lead and only three outs to
go.
But just when they could
have gone quietly and socked
this one away in the 'L' col-
umn, the Lady Panthers came
roaring back.
Avon Park grad Missy
Lander started *the sevetfth
with a booming double to the
center-field wall.
Lindsey Andree the fol-
lowed with a single to right
to put runners at first and
third before Lara Helton
walked to load the bases.
Amanda Leiter also
worked a walk to keep them
loaded as well as bring in a
run to make it 7-2.
Pinch-hitter Robbielyn
Roberson then duplicated
Leiter's at bat, keeping them
loaded an bringing the score
to 7-3.
Faircloth then stepped to


the plate as the tying run,
which she soon came within
a foot of being as her blast to
left field caromed off the top
of the wall for a bases-clear-
ing double, making it,7-6.
Randolph bunted her over
to third to put the tying run
just 60 feet away, but that
was the last of the ups for the
contest as consecutive strike-
outs ended the startling
comeback.
And, perhaps the letdown
was inevitable as South
Florida couldn't find the
offensive spark in a 3-1 loss
in the night-cap.
"Just one more hit in that
inning and the momentum is
all different," head coach
Carlos Falla said. "Instead,
that second game we just
went back to what we were
doing offensively. We really
didn't lose that game in the
seventh, it was the innings
before when we left a small
village on the bases and then
made some mistakes defen-
sively that they took advan-
tage of and extended the
lead."


iNews-sun pnoto by UDAN HUiEHNE
Cassady Faircloith nearly brought SFCC all the way back
with a bases-loaded double that came within a foot of going
for a game-tying grand slam in the seventh inning. She,
however, was left stranded at third in the 7-6 loss to
Central Florida.


Seminole Tire blasts Central Security


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - The
Seminole Tire team rolled to
.a 25-16 victory over the
Central Security team in
Lake Placid Senior Softball
league play on Wednesday,
Feb. 18 at the Lake June ball
fields.
Led by 76-year old Harley
Smith's, pitching, fielding
Seminole and hitting,
the Tiremen's
25 early lead was
never threat-
C. Security ened.
The Port
Huron, MI
16 native, Army
veteran, and
retired political science pro-
fessor from St. Clair
Community College in Port
Huron, Smith not only
pitched an outstanding game,
but made several critical plays
in the field and was 3-for-3 at
the plate.
Like most men in the
league, Smith, a long-timne
-winter resident of Highlands
County, has played
baseball/softball since his
-youth and took up Senior


Softball after his retirement.
The Seminole team had
"hot bats" throughout the
lineup with Gary Vann going
5-for-5, Cliff Bluml and Tom
Walsh 4-for-5, Ed Engler and
Jeff Stanley 3-for-4 and
Glenn Minnick 3-for-5.
Stanley had two doubles
and a triple for his hits and
Bluml had a triple for the
winners.
The Central Security bats
were not silent with Dana
Hurlbut blasting a home run
and three doubles, John
Miller getting a home run and
double, Richard Rivera had
three hits and Dave Hoffman
had a triple and double in the
losing effort.
Play on the other field saw
the Michelle Yates Insurance
team pull out a 12-11, come-
from-behind, win over
Schoonis Family Resturant.
Schoonis, leading by two
runs going into the bottom of
the last inning, saw usually
light-hitting George Quay
and Art Miller deliver key
hits to spark the comeback
victory.


Paul Brand was 3-for-4
and the combination of Dusty
Hensley and Larry Lane
(Lane substituted for Hensley
for a short time due to an
injury) was 4-for-4 for the
Insurers.
The Schoonis team did not
go down easily as Howard
Carney, Mike Jurmu, Darrell
Richards and Bob Sheets
were all 3- Yates Ins.
for-4 and Rod
Palmer had a
run-scoring 12
triple for the .Schoonis
resturatuers.
The end 11
result of play
for the day
was that the Central Security
and Schoonis teams contin-
ued their slide with three
game losing streaks. Lake
Placid Marine now leads the
league with a record of 6-4
followed by Central Secuity,
Schoonis, and Seminole Tire
at 5-5 and the hard charging
Yates team at 5-7 in this well
balanced and competitive
league. League play contin-
ues through March.


Steinbrenner, Williams at


Yankees spring training


Associated Press
TAMPA - A pair of famil-
iar faces have appeared at the
New York Yankees' spring
training camp for the first
time this year as owner
George Steinbrenner and out-
fielder Bernie Williams
arrived in camp.
Steinbrenner showed up at
about 10 a.m., was brought


from the parking lot to
Steinbrenner Field in a golf
cart, then was transferred to a
wheel chair near a bank of
elevators before going up to
his office.
The 78-year-old has been
increasingly frail in recent
years.
Williams, who has not


played since 2006, changed
into uniform in the Yankees
clubhouse and prepared to
work out with the team.
The 40-year-old, a five-
time All-Star during 16 sea-
sons with the Yankees, is get-
ting ready to play for Puerto
Rico in next month's World
Baseball Classic.


Page 3B


Dragons move to 2-1


Continued from 1B
Ashley Carr came on in
relief of Tindell but an
infield error led to another
run for a 6-1 lead.
The Lady Devils got a
run back in the bottom of
the sixth as Bre Tate sin-
gled and advanced on a
ground out and wild pitch
before coming in on Sarah
Hunnicut's ground out.
Lake Placid snuffed out
any comeback hopes for
Avon Park in the top of the
seventh.
An error 'and two walks
loaded the bases and anoth-
er single from Summerfield
pushed the score to 7-2.
A wild pitch made it 8-2
and a ground out added


'We'll get better
every time out.'

WADE JACKSON
Avon Park head coach

another run.
Two more runs scored on
wild pitches to make the
final score 11-2.
"I take my hat off to Lake
Placid," Avon Park coach
Wade Jackson said. "They
got the hits and we didn't.
We'll get better every time
out. We can't give up those
late inning walks."
Lake Placid improved
their record to 2-1. Avon
Park fell to 1-2.


AP, LP see positives

despite losses


Continued from 1B
and had five errors, I felt
we started and ended doing
our job on the mound. It


was just some key
errors that gave them
the runs. We can fix
that," Coombs added
about his Green
Dragons.
Jackson was
impressed with the
pitching of his team
as well.
"Dylan (Heiring)
one bright spot of


Aubt



I
Avoi




was
the


evening. He has really been


working hard and we have
been working a lot with
him. I am excited about
that. He pitched a
irndale good relief game for
us," Jackson said.
Heiring took over
U the Avon Park
n Park mound for Kyle
O Jackson in the bot-
tom of the fourth,
and gave up no hits
for the rest of the


evening, struck out four,
and kept the Auburndale
Bloodhounds off balance at
the plate.


Patriot pop too much

for Panther pitching


Continued from 1B
ter-field fence by designat-
ed hitter Dan Harper.
Three other home runs
came off Patriot bats on the
night, though the South
Florida offense showed it is
quite a force to be reckoned
with as well.
Highlights were provided
by Ryan Williams, who
ripped a bases-loaded triple
for three RBI in the first,
and Chaz Abeln who,
though he struggled on the
hill, did some damage at the
plate with a two-run home
run over the Wendy's sign
on the left-field fence.
"We just really never had


an answer for them on the
mound," Hitt said. But our
guys battled hard, which is
expected of them. We have
another ranked team com-
ing in with Indian River
Friday, which will be
another great challenge for
us."
The 6 p.m. start will
mark the ninth ranked team
in South Florida's 14 games
thus far on the season, mak-
ing their 11-3 mark all the
more impressive.
That game will be fol-
lowed by the 1 p.m.
Saturday 'Barbecue' dou-
ble-header with Clearwater
Christian at Panther Field.


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News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


Country Club of
Sebring
The men's association played
a Two Best Balls on All Holes
event Monday, February 16.
Winning first place was the
team of Lew Stryker, Ray
Plagens and Bob Whitacre with
110; second place, Bobby Ore,
Bob Hancz and Gordon Hessel
with 113; and third place, Ned
Willey, Earl Sheldon and Cecil
Watts with 120.
The Friday Couples played a
scramble on February 13.
Winning first place was the
team of Jim Szelagowski, Jerry
Moser, Onnalee Schmalzried
and Rachel Musgrove with 66;
second place, Bill McMullin,
Bob Hancz, Barbara Carr and
Mary Dukes with 67; and third
place, Earl Sheldon, Norm
Zempel, Treva Magnusoh and
Nelda Drake with 68.

Placid Lakes
The Women's Golf
Association played an
Individual Low Gross and Low
Net event Tuesday, February 17.
Winning the Low Gross por-
tion of the event was Barbara
Lockwood with an 88 while
Bobbie Miller was just a stroke
behind with 89 for second.
Karen Wallin's 63 was the
best Low Net score with Joan
Sniffen's 71 good for second.
The Women's Golf
Association played a
President's Cup three-day tour-
nament, compling scores from
Feb. 5, 10 and 12.
Winning the tournament was
Sue Mackey with 217 with Rose
Hunter in second with 222.

Pinecrest
On Wednesday, February 18,
the Men's Association played a
Team and Individual Pro-Am
Points event.
The team of Tom Rockola,
Jim Barnhart, Earl Plemmons
and Newt Dickie finished first
with +19 points while Jerry
Chase, Bill Ringo, Don Ingerick
and Ed Trainor finished second
with +13 points.
Individually, Chase won the A
division with +9 and Rockola
was second with +6.
Barnhart was first in B divi-
sion with +4, with Art Demers
and Ed Truax both second with


+3.
I Winning C division was
Plemmons with +6 while Ed
Traompr won D division with
+10.
Jack Litalien (+5) and Jerry
Edwards (+9) were second in
C and D divisions, respective-
ly.
On Tuesday, February 17,
the Ladies Association played
individual pro am points.
The winners were: A divi-
sion - First place, Lois Kistler
with plus-11; second place,
Brad Kurek with plus-1; and
third place, Jane Gentry with
plus-1/2. B division - First
place, Cindy Hathaway with
plus-11; and second place,
Miriam Redshaw with plus-6.
Tying for third/fourth places
were Betty Ulrich and Ginny
Cloutier with plus-3 each. C
division - First place, Avis
Sasser with.plus-4; second
place, Jenny LaRue with plus-
2 1/2; and third place, Joyce
Erickson with plus-2.

River Greens
The men's association played
a men's day event on Saturday,
February 14.
Tying for
first/second/third/fourth places
were the teams of Jim
Anderson, Terry H. Lewis, Bob
Stevens and Peter March; Butch
Smith, Ed Mosser, Dick Lynch
and Dick Seifert; Vince Boever,
Bob Streeter, Gordon Clauws
and Elton Cate; Terry Dray, Jay
Procarione, Bill Gast and John
Van Slooten with minus-30
each.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, Jim
Anderson; No. 5, Butch Smith;
No. 12, Dick Long; and No. 17,
Jim Cercy.
The Friday morning scramble
was played February 13.
Winning first place, was the
team of John Smutnick, Gordon
and Marilyn Clauws and Peggy
Nicholson with 55. Tying for
second/third places were Anne
and David Kelly, Carolyn and
Kenny Brunswick; Nancy Long,
Butch Smith, Pat Kincer, Bob
Streeter and Harold Plagens
with 57 each.
The Friday afternoon scram-
ble was played February 13.
Tying for first/second places
were the teams of Dennis Dunn,
Paul Johnson, Phil Kozak,


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Donna Johnson and Carol
McClay; Len Westdale, Danny
Pelfrey, Clark Austin, Tom
Stewart, Ray and Bev Rudd with
17-under each.
The ladies association played
a pro am tournament on
Thursday, February 12...'
Winning first place was the
team of C. Long, J. Persails, P.
Wehunt and J. Stevens with
plus-15; second place, P.
Johnson, L. Smutnick and A.
Kelly with plus-8 1/2; and third
place, B. McDonald, E. Keppler,
J. Wooten and M. Koon with
plus-6 1/2.
Individual winners were: First
place, P. Wehunt with plus-9;
and second place, E. Keppler
with plus-5.
The Lake Damon S. event
was played Thursday, February
12.
Winning first place was the
team of T.H. Lewis, J.
Hemminger, G. Clauws and H.
Neil with minus-25.
The Morrison Group played a
game on Thursday, February
12.
The winners were: First
place,.R. Lynch and B. Biever
with minus-19; second place,
J.R. Messier and F. Evans with
minus-16; and third place, B.
Stevens and F. Conroy with


minus-15.
The men's association played
a pro am tournament on
Wednesday, February 11.
I Winning first place was the
'team of Wayne Carlin, Vince
.Boever, Pete March and Ed
Koster with plus-17 1/2; second
place, Doug Byers, Bob Little,
Dick Lynch and George Brode
with plus-7 1/2; and third place,
Dick McClay, Dave Petty, Jim
Cercy and Elton Cate with plus-
6.
Individual winners were:. A
Flight (25-over): First place,
Vince Boever; and second
place, Cliff Steele. B Flight (22-
24): First place, Tim Thomas;
and second place, Jim Cercy. C
Flight (17-21): First place,
Wayne Carlin; and second
place, Paul Nelson. D Flight
(16-under): Tying for first/sec-
ond places were Peter March
and John Van Slooten.
The Golfettes played a flight-
ed, gross/net game on Tuesday,
February 10.
The winners were: First Flight
- Gross: First place, Laura
Smutnick with 81. Net: Tying
for first/second places were
Fran Neil and Joan Brode with
72 each. Second Flight - Gross:
First place, Peggy Wehunt with
91. Net: First place, Judy


Wooten with 68. Third Flight -
Gross: First place, Carole
McClay with 92. Net: Tying for
first/second places were
Colleen Posey and Kay
Conkle. Fourth Flight - Gross:
First place, Bev Rudd with
103. Net: First place, Sally
Dworak with 66.
The Morrison Group played
a game on Tuesday, February
10.
Winning first place was the
team of F. Evans, L. Westdale,
B. Stevens and J. Anderson
with minus-37; second place,
P. Johnson, L. Persails, P.
March and E. Mosser with
minus-36; and third place, B.
Smith, P. Lynch, H. Plagens
and G. Brode with minus-32.
The Limited Group played a
game on Monday, February 9.
Winning first place was the
team of B. and D. Sherman,
M. Weth and T. Shaver with
minus-13 1/2; and second
place, J. and E. Ward, R.
Bassett and W. Melanson with
- plus-8.
Individual winners were: First
place, M. Weth with plus-8.
Tying for second/third places
were W. Melanson and B.
Sherman with plus-5 each.
The Morrison Group played a
game on Monday, February 9.
Winning first place was the
team of J. Van Slooten, F.
Conroy, J. Hierholzer and G.
Heier with minus-30; second
place, J. Wehunt, W. Gast, J.
Wallace and L. St. Pierre with
minus-29; and third place, W.
Carlin, G. Page, B. Stevens and
P. March with minus-28.
The Casa event was played
on Monday,. February 9.
Winning first place was the
team of Jay Procarione, Ernie
Bryant, Dale Duncan and Cliff
Walker.

Sun 'N Lake
The Women's Golf
Association played a 2 Best Ball
of. Foursome event Wednesday,
Feb. 18.
With a 110 on their card, the
team of Ginnie Kramer, Karon
Falk, Nancy Monroe and Josette
DeVore came out on top while
Diane Parker, Diane Reidy, Trish
Bowen and Joane Roche found
themselves winning a match of
cards for second with their 116.
Taking third, then, with


another 116 were Mary Gillis,
Joan Roberts, Rosalie Gatto
and Mary Hanegraaf with the'
team of Jan Draper, Cecile:
Wood and Shirley DyGert fourth
with a 117.
Next in, with a 118 were
Mickie Edwards, Charlotte Wall
and Stella Durrance.for fifth and
Nan Reno, Shirley Holmes,
Mary Coe and Connie Corso
rounded out the field with p'
119.

Sebring Municipal
Monday, Feb. 16, the Mezza
group played individual pro-arm:
points at the Sebring Municipal-
golf course. The winners were:
A group first place Mike
Winchester plus 1, second
place Jim Gulick even. :
B group first place Jack
Perrin even, second place
Chuck Hambry minus 3.
C group first place Jim
Barnhart plus 5, second place
Pat Dell plus 1, third place Paul
Martins minus 1.'
D group first place Tony
Frances plus 4, second place"
David Mulligan plus 1.
E group Curt Matterson and-
Larry Holzwarth tied at plus 2.
F group first place Paul,
Brown plus 5, Shorty Crocker
and Sal Sboto tied at plus 3.
G group first place first place
Danny Geier plus. 6, second
place Bob King plus 2.
H group first place Cal Horn
plus- 3, second place Roger
Eicher plus 1, third place Jim
Reed plus 1.
I group first place Jerry
Edwards plus 5, second place
Frtnk Branca plus 3.
J group first Johnnis Labarge
plus 3, second place Jerry
Patterson plus 2.
K group first place Jean
Terrell plus 3, second place Bob
Fidlin plus 1.
L group first place Les
Layton plus 6, second place
Vince Johnston plus 1.
M group first place Steve
Hissong plus 5, second place
Pete Mezza plus 4.
Next Monday will be a shot
gun start beginning at 7:30 a.m.
at the Sebring Municipal golf
course.
It is important to arrive early
to register and check in. For
more information call Pete at
414 2110.


Rodriguez' cousin

found living in Miami


Associated Press
MIAMI - The cousin
who Alex Rodriguez claims
repeatedly injected him
with a substance from the
Dominican Republic has
been found living in Miami,
according to a published
report.
Carmen Sucart told
ESPN late Wednesday that
her husband, Yuri Sucart,
was the cousin who
Rodriguez referred to dur-
ing a news conference a day
earlier in which the
Yankees slugger tried to
explain a 2003 positive
drug test.
Rodriguez said during
the news conference that
he'd "rather not get into
who my cousin is. I'm here
to stand front and center
and take the blame, because
I am responsible for this.
He basically took an
instruction from me and felt
he was doing something
that was going to be help-
ful, not hurtful."
Carmen Sucart told an
ESPN producer on the
phone that "her husband
had nothing to say."
"What A-Rod said at the
press conference is what
happened and that is all,"
she said. "And if you want
to talk to my husband, why
don't you talk to his
lawyer?"
Sucart declined to give
the name of her husband's
lawyer.
Rodriguez said at the
Yankees' spring training
home in Tampa, Fla., on


'What A-Rod

said at the press
conference is

what happened

and that is all.'

CARMEN SUCART
Wife of Yuri Sucart

Tuesday that his cousin
persuaded him to use "boli"
- a substance Rodriguez
said the cousin obtained
without a prescription and
without consulting doctors.
The Yankees star said the
cousin told him it would
give him a "dramatic ener-
gy boost" and repeatedly
injected him from 2001-03.
"I'm not sure what the
benefit was,"' Rodriguez
said. "When you take any
substance or anything,
especially in baseball, it's
half mental and half physi-
cal. ... I certainly felt more
energy, but it's hard to say,
hard to say."
The three-time AL MVP
spoke 10 days after Sports
Illustrated reported his
name was on a list of 104
players who tested positive
during baseball's anony-
mous drug survey.
The substances found in
A-Rod's tests were
Primobolan and testos-
terone, SI reported.
Rodriguez first admitted
to using banned substances
in an ESPN interview with
Peter Gammons last week.


Israeli tennis player given visa for Dubai tourney


By BARBARASURK
Associated Press
DUBAI, United Arab
Emirates - Israeli tennis
player Andy Ram will be
allowed to play in a premier
Dubai tennis tournament
after the Arab country said it
would permit the 7th-ranked
doubles player to enter the
country.
The Persian Gulf country
banned Israeli woman's ten-
nis star Shahar Peer earlier
this week from entering the
UAE to participate in the
lucrative Dubai Tennis
Championships.
Organizers said they
feared fan anger over Israel's
recent military offensive in
the Gaza Strip would spill
into riots in the Arab country
if Peer were to play.
After Peer was barred, the
tennis world harshly criticized
the UAE for its ban of Israelis,
and top past and present
women players also came to
Peer's defense - including
Billie Jean King and Venus
and Serena Williams.
Tennis governing officials
warned that holding future
tennis events in Dubai could
be in doubt if the Emirates,
which does not have diplo-
matic relations with Israel,
continued to ban Israelis.
And the ATP, which runs
the men's tournament, gave
the United Arab Emirates a
Friday evening deadline to
decide whether to grant Ram
a visa.
ATP President Adam
Helfant described the
Emirates decision at the
"right" one.
"No player, who qualifies
to play an ATP World Tour
event, should be denied their


right to compete on the basis
of ethnicity, nationality or
religion and we are happy
that ,the Dubai Tennis
Championships and the UAE
have shown that they share
that view," ATP president,
Adam Helfant, said in a state-
ment.
Ram's lawyer, Amit Naor,
said the Israeli was playing in
France and had not yet been
notified about the decision.
"I hope that this is a break-
through and marks the end to
these types of things.
Obviously, we battled to get a
player into a tournament. I'm
glad that we succeeded,"
Naor said.
The head of the Emirates
consular affairs department
said a "special permit" had
been granted. But Sultan al-
Qurtasi stressed that the deci-
sion should not be interpreted
as a political one and would
not change the fact that the
Emirates does not have rela-
tions with Israel.
"This comes as part of
UAE's commitment to organ-
ize international sport, edu-
cational and economic events
and activities without putting
any boundaries in front of the
participation of individuals
from states represented in the
United Nations," al-Qurtasi
was quoted by the country's
state news agency, WAM.
The controversy over the
Israeli players could under-
mine the UAE's desire to
host big-time global sporting
events.
The Tennis Channel can-
celed plans to televise the
women's tournament, which
is currently under way, and
the Wall Street Journal
Europe withdrew as one of its


sponsors.
A prominent group of
Jewish American leaders also
urged the Women's Tennis
Association to punish the
UAE for banning Peer and it
had called on international
tennis authorities to cancel


the men's tournament if Ram
was not given permission to
participate.
The ban on Israeli athletes
is just the latest fallout for
Israel from its three-week-
long offensive against mili-
tants in Gaza.


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Big wreck, rain hand Kenseth first Daytona 500 victory


By Monte Dutton
NAiSCAR Tiis Weetk
DAYTO4NA BELICH, 1Fi - Perhits ia
Daytorwi 51K) victory wil feindly earn for
Mati Kenscb the crrdil he deserves as
one of NA.SCAR's great drivers.
Kenscah's victory in the rain-short-
ened 51' edition of NASCAR's most
prestigious race had n certain nuinmri-
cal signifricance. Kenae h's Fo-rd wore
No. 17. It wasf hU 1711 career victory.
In one sense, ibis was both Kenseth's
gre.trestr v-tircli-y nild his measT l'ypical.
flt' itvtr- [ell ,i ,ir'en-flao lap untid Th
unr in whirh a crash brought outl rhr
caultn flag. Th-rn the maul hit, brvnning
a premature end 1I. the r ice The 5DC).
wjuld up being, un-uff'icially.the 3BN.
Kenseth, 36, is famous for taking the
chczk;red flag a't ar near his highest
running i'isitir-n in n race- He- w..n The
2013 Witinsln .Cup chaniir..n.ihip, a year
be'

current Chase format. Some have derld-
ed Kenseth as a "points racer" who al-
legedly doesn't put as much emphasis
on winning as some other drivers.
That's a bit unfair, given thaL, in 2X002,
Kensirh won more races (five) than any
other driver. He also won four races in
2006.
The only Cup owner Kensth has ever
known, Jack Roush, has little double
about the senior member, in terms cf
experience, in the Roush Ftnway pow-
erhouse.
"Mall Kenb-eth is as good at this busi-
rLess as anybody bas been," said Roush.
"On days when he can'l do what he
wned to do, it's because I haven't given
him the tools."
Though it was Kcnseth's ninth Day-
tona 500, it was the firs race in charge
for new crew chief Drew Rlickensder
rer, who joked about retritng with a per-
feC- record.


"It can rnly go downhill from here,"
be said. "'m thinking if we don't win the
first practice at C.alifortnia lhe next
raIc), ls a failure"
Kenseth wept with joy after fintshin.g
his previous three DaTiona 5WIbs with
finishes of 36Ih, 27111' an ]51h His best
previous finish bud born ninth in 200 .
Some thought the show of emotion
was unusiual for Ktenseh.
"['m actually a pretty em'tlutnal gu)',
he siid. "You guys just don't always see
it."
The da be! re the r-ac, be expr-ssed
his frustratWons to wile Kalic.
"11 wasn't like I fell sorry '-or rmyscilf
or a pity party or anything like that," he
said. "I was telling her, 'Man. I'm gclting
fed up with nol winning, wilh not being
a contender.' It was actually starting tor
weigh rin me more than we thrughl."
No. mrire Kenseth just joined an ex-
.-lusive club.


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Bolh trrtr were btillirp to get
n poiflicri foar a hes pass& bc orno
the lead le�. Vickets blockra Ewri
hardly ag yfrs..vnty, forclrn. tur s evy
belet the yellow lir-e oti Ine tuck
itragJ't, Ea rThardtB ca hri the left
.em' of Vickers' Toyuta, which shot
.acr, thle track rato thme pat ot
mice! of IN' f'kl. A huge crasi en
sued. Rloh blamed the othor.
NMCM Thi Wets Ikte IDaan
$m hima Whee "Two 'iverr iiA al .N
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lively early pnit ir Wih ra;e caused a
cr'sh t'hai elrmmaleal eeteral plmri
crflotencers. osvig yctr termpes nol
C-Il ir 1het situBtioi'


Afra ,c.ittofpaut
Tii .i'ifrst-E' paint act ~* o rof
today were hardly corrrmlcnplace in
N,5CARs, s.'ty .ral'y. 'Cou'd &p
scrmeatere ana get a car 5 r a bad
ar- estT-.-r ,.: .ii I w , A , t *as
the cL: Jir 1u razed wtn.' ncted Bob-
rf; Alilon r arcily, ** u pei'n.-1d a
.iTn-.m r r :he docr. =alr that was rt.
A %lq v, iecrs ,i'e aiic Ml t'fw lulS
nasrig rmone-t Now :he cars aren't
,. l, ." - a11l, l, ey are w't.wjped In
wt*.S e esser'iaily ar elaborate de-
cictl. iC. aG al-re T lt'evn 1i clwa'
easf't to rn c-e principal sponsor to
arMki"Ar,

Daytona 500 T1via
-. t0 drca Ite nirst twota'ie car to
m'a rl- ? Cl, ae 507I?

3. i-o was the s ststtuc Onveri wh
a a. 0n t 1063?
4. i'o- dirtl Lee RFy Yratul ItaNl
1n Mr trtw ? i.t"' ri :9eRO?
5. Ha "n Tar . L,-ers Awn teer Wiled
dtiE r n.t rir.. (f e ai8w :er 51W
6. h ialt ware- did a 'lather aid san fr"
0112 1 2 i1 15rZ ?
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Pirry an'V
8. Wat :.raTr as won rmaore Datcna
9. 1s .Ra r dsers wmn their firft ofa
r.eI CD. r* I me e teora 5J0.
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Stewart, Foyt share more than a car number


By Monte Dutton
NASKAH Ihis Wc' c-
DAYTONA BFACH. Fla -
Tony ST iwv:irt's n1W v L'Ir ri.lytii.r
is 14. Tht r.,iasn m. Tth.,r it', rhe
number most l ss,,ciiled with
perhaps the gre .le-s.t Ameralin
race car driver Vet-, A J. Fcvlt
Stewarl rind Fr.yt share mort
than a number They have much
in common in ternis rf pe'rsnali-
ty, though i day That makts Fclyv
gir? (l.f flll i einder i-f while iC-
er's used to " e rlidJ Strewnr more
of a thb(wbat, Sutt fiu ii ,to say
that both are apart from the
trIm.


Fart, the irascible Texan who
wen the Indianaprlis 5.0 four
time, and the Daytona S00 and
24 Hours af [.e Mans once each,
*w;is wirth iewarf's crvw during
Spted'A'e-ks He ha.d l r diJo, but
STiWlan ciuldnt hear hbu
W aclunJiy bhd a special ra-
:JL siUtLg Ihcre just lur him,"
said Slewart. "It had the butltn
on it and e-r)ythuLg, but it didn't
do anything when you pushed the
hutron. I'm not joking.
-Can you imagine having to sit
there and drive with him (Foyt)
yeIlll at you ;iJl day long I've
ind of done that in Sdver Crown


cars a little bit. I've learned my
lesson. I know better than 1i give
him a radio he cam.'i yLU ti Y"



Glass half-full - Mark Marin
has been guri-ung all mnirth about
how Hendrick Mc-lorspons u the
best team with whom he's ever
wen affiha!,-l
Of couch, Martin also said that
about Dale Earnhardt Inc., when
he drove pan time there for two
years, and what is now Roush
Fenway, where his residency was
19 e h old R
Oae of bis old R Anitl teaWOO


males, Greg Biffle. toor.k a light-
hearied view:
-1 !r,,e Mark Martin, he's a
.'htir.ater, br if y histiricailly, I Think every liter-
view yAIu see Mark in, you crun
just bit Ihe record button: "Man.
I'm having the time of my life.
This is the best race car. This is
the best group of guys I've never
oeen anyhcdyv wrk so hard in my
life.'
-1[ �e at i. er nad o>er irs like
A. r-play. I fS ILke a bud dream"



Free country, man - Kevin


Harvick sort of took exception
when told that some fans con- .
sider restrictor-plale racing
boring and some insist.-it's not
real racing"
"Tell them to watch some-
thing else," he said.
-If they don't like it, they
don't have to turn the TV on.
That's the way I look at it I
thought IT was pretty exciting.
I rhink (hvy're going to com-
plain just to complain some-
times. (Harvick's Budweiser ,
Shootout victory was an excit-
mg rac4 from start to finishL I
have a hard time with people
like that."
V 4









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Alliance Church of
Sebring
SEBRING - Pastor Steve
Hagen continues the series
"C&MA DNA: Alliance
Distinctives" and will preach
about "Jesus Christ our
Healer" during the Sunday
morning worship service.
Join before the service for a
time of refreshments and fel-
lowship.

Avon Park Church of
Christ
AVON PARK - "Let
Nothing Come Between You
and the Lord!" (Hebrews
12:14-15) will be the mes-
sage on Sunday, presented
by Minister Larry Roberts.
The Lord's Supper is served
every Sunday.
The Sunday evening serv-
ice will be a Bible Study
presented by Roberts.
Avon Park Church of
Christ is at 200 S. Forest St.
For information, call 453-
4692.

Bethany Baptist
Church
AVON PARK - Men's
Retreat at Camp Sparta (Man
Camp) begins from 6-9:30
p.m. today and resumes on
Saturday from 8 a.m. to
noon.
BBC Annual Missions
Weekend will begin
Saturday with a "Getting to
Know You" time at 4 p.m.
There will be fingerfoods
and a question and answer
time for all the missionaries.
Missionaries Samuel and
Beth Rojas and Jeff and
Ivana Reiner will speak
Sunday. Also, special guest
speaker will be Dr. John
Greening.
Senior Ministry Carry-In
Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday. Entertainment will
be furnished by "The Tootsie
Roll Man."
Koinonia Weekend is Feb.
27-28. Check the bulletin
board for groups.
If you have any questions,
call the office at 452-1136 or
go to the Web page at
www.bethanybaptistap.com
and e-mail is bethanybap-
tistap@gmail.com.
Bethany Baptist Church is
on the corner of State Road
17 and C-17A South (truck
route) in Avon Park.

Christ Lutheran
Church
AVON PARK - Pastor
Scott McLean will preach a
series of sermons entitled
'"God's Prescriptions for
Happiness." The first sermon
in this series is:"God's
Antidote to Worry."
1 The church is at 1320
County Road 64, east of the
Avon Park High School.
Visitors are welcome to wor-
ship and fellowship. For
more information, call 471-
2663 or search the Web for


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christlutheranavonpark.org.

Christian Science
Church
SEBRING - The lesson
sermon on Sunday morning
is titled "Mind." The
keynote is from Isaiah 26:3-
4, "You will keep in perfect
peace all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed
on you! Trust in the Lord
always."
F The church is at 146 N.
Franklin St.

Christian Training
Church
SEBRING - The Rev.
Linda M. Downing will
bring the message titled
"Stirring Up Time" this
week at the Sunday morning
service. The Wednesday
night Bible study will con-
tinue in the book of Romans.

Church of the
Nazarene
LAKE PLACID -
Evangelist Mike Adams will
speak at the church on
Sunday. The church is at 512
W. Interlake Blvd. (next
door to the middle school.)
Adams resides in Orlando
and travels to many places
around the country to preach
the Gospel. He combines an
uncompromising message
with humor and passion to
effectively communicate
truth. The public is wel-
come.
For more information call
465-7625.

Eastside Christian
Church
LAKE PLACID - Join
the Lunch Bunch at 11:30
a.m. Thursday as they try out
the new No Frills restaurant
in Placid Lakes. Carpooling
is available; call the church
office at 465-7065 for more
details.
Sunday is the church's
Super Sunday Celebration
with Tom Shelton in concert
at 10:15 a.m. Afterwards,
everyone is invited to enjoy
a time of fellowship as mem-
bers and guests gather round


the table to share a potluck
meal together.

'Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING - The Rev.
Jim Langdoc will deliver the
Sunday morning sermon,
"All the (Wasted) Time."
Scripture is Mark 10:46-52.
The church is 1.7 miles
west of U.S. 27 on County
Road 634 (Hammock Road).
Call 471-7999 or visit
sebringemmanuelucc.com.

Faith Lutheran
Church
SEBRING - Pastor Gary
Kindle's sermon title for
Sunday morning is "The
Transfiguration of Jesus"
based on Mark 9:2-9.
An open prayer time is
offered at 6 p.m. on
Tuesday followed by the
pastor's adult Bible study at
7 p.m. in the book of John.
Pianist Paul Todd will be
in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday,
March 1. Call the church
now through Feb. 27 for
tickets ($10, children under
age 10 are free) and/or more
information at 385-7848.

First Christian
Church
AVON PARK -
"Shalom" or "Peace." The
pastor's Sunday sermon is
entitled "Greet One Another
with Peace." Scripture is
found in Romans 16:16.
Sunday evening small
groups will continue in the
various homes, with one
group meeting at the.church.
If interested in attending,
sign up at the Welcome
Center Sunday morning.
Regularly timed' Bible
study resumes this week, to
be followed by the Follow
Up Fellowship. To attend the
follow-up fellowship, con-
tact the church office by
noon Monday.
There are several events
taking place in March:
* March 1 - Voices of
Praise from Florida


Continued on page 8B


Vision in concert
today at Union
Congregational
AVON PARK - Dennis
L. Johns presents Greater
Vision in concert at 7 p.m.
(doors open at 6 p.m.)
today at Union
Congregational Church in
Avon Park, for a $10 dona-
tion at the door. A love
offering will be taken. Also
appearing will be Once
Forgiven.
Call 381-1011.

Temple Israel
revises worship
schedule
SEBRING - Today will
be Shabbat service with
Rabbi Singer, followed by
Oneg at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday will be Torah
study with Rabbi Havdallah
Service to follow from 3-4
p.m.
Thursday will be Hebrew
language class from 12:30-
2 p.m. and Torah study with'
Howard Salles from 2:30-4
p.m.
Everyone is welcome to
Shabbat services and Torah
study with Howard Salles.
For information on the
Hebrew classes, please call
385-6075.
For information on Torah
study with the rabbi, please
stop by or call the Temple
at 382-7744.

Mark and Andrea
Forester in concert
SEBRING - Calvary
Church is hosting a concert
at both Sunday services
featuring Mark and Andrea
Forester, who travel full
time in gospel music
The show will feature
soul-stirring music, testi-
monies from the heart
along.with a lot of instru-
ments played and old songs
as well as new songs will
be played. They also incor-
porate a lot of humor dur-
ing the concert as well.


Wacaster Family in concert


Courtesy photo
The Wacaster Family will be in concert Sunday morning
at First Baptist Church of Leisure Lakes in Lake Placid.
Darren, Hope and 14-year-old Matthew have delighted
groups across America with their country gospel music.
They will be sharing songs and, testimony during the 11'
a.m. service followed by dinner on the grounds. The
church is just off Miller Road at the western end of Lake
June in the Leisure Lakes section of Lake Placid. Call the
church at 699-0671lfor more information.


� They come on a freewill
offering but will have -14
different recordings avail-
able. Mark and Andrea
have been married.and trav-
eling since 2000 and per-
form more than 200 con-
certs a year so they are well
experienced.
The Calvary Church is at
1825 Hammock Road, just
past the YMCA. Call 386-
4900.

von Merveldt
ordination
ceremony today
LAKE PLACID - First
Baptist Church of Lake
Placid at 119 E. Royal
Palm St. will celebrate the
ordination service of Paul J.
von Merveldt Jr. at 6 p.m.
Sunday in the sanctuary. A
reception will follow in the
fellowship hall.


Movie Sunday at AP
First Presbyterian'
Church
AVON PARK - Avon
Park First Presbyterian
Church A.R.P. will show
the movie of the month,
"Love's Unending Legacy,"
at 4 p.m. Sunday in fellow-
ship hall.
Based on Janette Oke's.
best-selling book series and
directed by Michael
Landon Jr., "Legacy" is the -
fifth movie in Janette Oke's
inspired "Love Comes
Softly" series. for the whole
family.
This movie will be the
fifth one of a series that has
been shown on the fourth
or last Sunday afternoon of
each month. The other

Continued on page 10B


AME Church was started

by former slave


As a member of the New
Greater Mt. Zion African
Methodist Episcopal Church,
I would like to give you
readers a little history of
how the AME (African
Methodist Episcopal) Church
got its start.
Richard Allen (1760-
1831), founder,and 1st
Bishop of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church,
was born a slave on the
estate of Benjamin Chew,
Chief Justice of the
Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. Along with his
parents, Allen was sold and
moved to Delaware.
At the age of 17, Allen
was allowed to attend meet-
ings of the Methodist
Society while in Delaware.
He began preaching in 1780,
and worked at night along
with his brother to buy their
freedom.
In 1783, Allen returned to
Philadelphia and joined the
white congregation at St.
George's Methodist
Episcopal Church. He was


The Bottom
Line
DeCaris T Jones Sr.

licensed to preach in 1784
and permitted to hold servic-
es in the mornings at 5 a.m.
In 1787, Allen and other
black members were met at
the front door of St. George
Methodist Episcopal Church
and sent to the gallery.
While prayer was going on
Allen heard scuffling and
looked up to see two black
members being pulled from
the altar while they were
praying by the white trustees
telling them they could not-
kneel there. After the prayer
was over, Allen led the black
members out of St. George's
Church.
In 1791, Allen purchased
an abandoned blacksmith ,
shop and started whai is now
known as the African
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Richard Allen, father of the
AME Church, and that's
"The Bottom Line."


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

TODAY
* 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.
SFor details, call 314-0891.
0' American Legion Post 25
,hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
,Shrimp also is available for
-same price. Open to the pub-
lic. Tickets in the lounge on
* Friday night. Lounge hours are
,from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
final call at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring. Post open at
noon. Happy Hour from 4-6
:p.m. Members and guests
only. For details, call 471-
1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
-from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, 'call
- 385-0234.
* Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
* 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.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
' meets first and third Friday in
recreation hall, Sebring. Early
-rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m.,
alternate
mainstream/plus/rounds are
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone
is welcome to attend. For
details, call Larry Gow at 382-
6995.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn @samdunn.net.
:* Highlands Social Dance
-Club hosts ballroom dancing
evbry Friday, September
through April from 7-9:30 p.m.
at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Free ball-
room dance instruction is
available at 6:30 p.m. Dance
the
,night away to the music of the
-Big Bands. All club dances are
open to the public. Appropriate
dress required. Admission is
$5 for members and $7 for
n ion-members.
Call 471-0559.
a Italian-American Social
;Club of Highlands County's
:Social Night with games and
:snacks every first and third
'Friday of each month from
:6,:30-9 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call Jeanne at 382-1945.
-0 Lake Placid Elks Lodge
:2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
:fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
$8.50 per person. Live music
-is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The
:lodge is open to members and
"their guests. For details, call
-465-2661.
1 Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
.g.m. Pool tournament is at 8
.p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
U Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
:2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m.
Lodge phone number 452-
0579.
,� Narcotics Anonymous
.New Day Group meets at 6
*p.m. at First Presbyterian
:Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call


.Heartland area helpline (863)
.683-0630. More information on
,other meetings and events at
:www.naflheartland.org.
:0 Sebring Eagles Club 4240
:serves chicken or fish baskets
:from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
1'2921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
,$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
'call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
4


Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $10
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557.
Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a
name, number and message.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County Road
621 E., Lake Placid. Texas
Hold 'em lessons, 2 p.m. For
more details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves pizza from
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.
* Volunteers of America of -
Florida is a nonprofit organi-
zation in Sebring that special-
izes in assisting person's with
mental illness. We are
pleased to announce our Drop
in Center is open to individuals
with a mental illness 6 days a
week from 11am to 3 pm. The
center offers a welcoming
environment where individuals
are accepted and feel comfort-
able. For more information
please contact Wendy at 863-
382-2022.

SATURDAY
* American Association of
University Women meets at
10 a.m. third Saturday at vari-
ous locations. For details, call
465-2581 or 452-2493.
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-
4 p.m. The lounge hours are
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members
and guests invited. For details,
call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9
p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Buttonwood Bay hosts
country round dance lessons
every Saturday, unless men-
tioned in this paper. Level 2
and above begin at 1 p.m. and
beginner's begin at 2:30 p.m.
in their rec center. For more
information call Vern Wright at
655-2634.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets at 2 p.m. third Saturday.
For details, call 385-3367.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) has a flea
market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
country store open from 8 a.m.
to noon and pancake break-
fast served from 7:30 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. Vendors are wel-
come. No setup fee is charged
for the summer months. Plenty
of off road parking. For details,
call 382-2208.
* Historical Society of
Greater Lake Placid meets,
at noon quarterly on the third
Saturday of March, June,
September, and December at
the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main
for a potluck luncheon.
* Hot Rod Nights Cruise In,
meets from 5-8 p.m. every
third Saturday at the Home
Depot parking lot in Sebring.
For details, call 441-3051 or
441-3086.
* Lake Placid Art League


has a class in Pastels/Acrylics
taught by Llewellyn Rinald
from from 9 a.m. to noon at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
M Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1
p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Narcotics Anonymous


New Day Group meets at 7
p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information on
other meetings and events at
www.naflheartland.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets at 10:30 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Oak
Street, Lake Placid. For more
details, dall 382-1821.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at
the club, 12921 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Music is from 7-10
p.m. For details, call 655-
4007.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
offers line dancing lessons at
2 p.m. the first and third
Saturday for members and
guests at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Twelve Step Study Group
for Adult Children of
Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m.
first and third Saturday, at first
building south of Union
Congregational Church, 105
N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County Road
621 E., Lake Placid. Spaghetti
dinner and karaoke at 5:30 ,
p.m. on the third Saturday of
each month. For more details,
call 699-5444..
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves a meal for
$6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music
is from 6-9 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

SUNDAY
i 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.
* 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.
* 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 quali-
fied 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
"Sundays will be Just Country
and Memory Makers. For
information, call 471-2288.
* 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 conference 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 organization, 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.
* Society for Creative
Anachronism (Local
Chapter: Shire of Stagridge)
meets at 2 p.m. first and third
Sunday at Brewster's Coffee
House on U.S. 27 in Sebring.
For details, call 214-5522.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.


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Church News continued


Continued from page 6B
Christian College will be in wor-
ship on Sunday morning. This will
highlight the Friend Day in which
members will strive to have an
abundance of their friends in morn-
ing worship.
* March 18 - The church will
host its annual Chili Cook-Off. To
bring chili, sign up in the church
office. All participants must sign
up no later than Sunday, March 15.
* March 28 - Ladies
Mother/Daughter Brunch. More
information is coming.
To receive a copy of the monthly
Avon Acclaim stop by the office
during the week.
First Christian Church of Avon
Park is at 1016 W. Camphor
(behind the Wachovia Bank). Call
453-5334 or e-mail firstchris-
tianap@embarqmail.com with any
questions or to request information.
The church Web site is
www.firstchristianap. com.

First Christian Chuich
(Disciples of Christ)
SEBRING - At the Lord's
Table this Sunday morning will be
Liz Klingerman and Betty
Simpson. Communion will be
served by Barbara Slinkard, Marla
Null, Diane Beidler and Janice"
Richburg. Greeting the congrega-


tion will be Howard and Shirley
Lewis.
The "Joyful Noise" Chime Choir
will present "Michael Row The
Boat" to end this "Stewardship
Month." The pastor's sermon is
titled "The Heart That Pleases
God" from II Corinthians 8:1-5 and
the congregation shall hand in their
pledges.

First Presbyterian
Church - A. R. P.
AVON PARK - On Sunday,
Pastor Bob Johnson's sermon is
entitled "The Hope of Glory"
based on Romans 8:18-30. Special
music will be provided.by the "The
Joyful Sounds," a men's quartet
and also a women's trio.
The adult Sunday school class
led by Tom Christoph will begin its-
study of Colossians with an intro-
duction to the book and chapter 1
(greetings and Christian doctrine).
Sunday school classes are available
for all ages.
This afternoon at 4 p.m., the
Movie Matinee will be "Love's
Unending Legacy," the fifth in the
Janette Oke's series and is pro-
duced by Michael Landon Jr.
Popcorn and sodas will be served.
The public is invited.
On Wednesday, Johnson will
* continue the study on the Gospel of


John.
On Thursday, February 26, the
Youth Group, led by Dave and
Rene Blackmon, will meet for din-
ner at 6 p.m., followed by activities
from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The church is at 215 E. Circle
St. (with two entrances on
LaGrande Street). For questions,
call the church office at 453-3242.

First Presbyterian
Church
LAKE PLACID - First
Presbyterian Church of Lake
Placid,117 N. Oak Ave, is continu-
ing with a sermon series on mar-
riage. Pastor Ray Cameron, senior
pastor, will be leading this series.
He will preach from Ephesians
5:21-33, entitled "Enjoying a
Gospel Marriage," then March 1,
he will preach from ICorinthians
10: 11-13, entitled "Danger
Parasites!," and March 8 will be
Genesis 2:18-24 sermon entitled
"Married and Single?." The series
will continue March 15 from
Matthew 18: 21-35 with "The Most
Important Tool for Your Marriage,"
and finally March 22 from
Matthew 19: 3-6, "Love for a
Lifetime."
This sermon series is a great tool
for anyone seeking to enrich their
marriage by living a Gospel mar-


riage.
Is your marriage worth rescuing?
Wednesday, March 4 First
Presbyterian Church will host the
movie, "Fireproof." Starring Kirk
Cameron, this movie portrays the
love story of a firefighter, his wife,
and a marriage worth rescuing.
Capt. Caleb Holt (Kirk
Cameron) lives by the old fire-
fighter's adage, "Never leave your
partner behind." At home, he lives
by his own rules. His job is to res-
cue others. Now Caleb Holt has to
face his toughest job ever, rescuing
his wife's heart. Rated PG. Approx.
119 minutes.
Come for a free evening of din-
ner (pizza) and a movie. A free
nursery, children ministry, middle
and high school ministry will be
provided. Plan to arrive at 6 p.m.
for dinner and the movie will start
at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited; call
the church office at 465-2742 if
plan to attend.

First Presbyterian
Church

SEBRING - Saturday will be a
Missions Conference breakfast at 9
a.m. in the fellowship hall.
Reservations are required. Guest
speaker will be Jim Blizzard, direc-
tor of Child Evangelism.
Sunday's guest speaker will be


Boris Goldin, from Chosen People
Ministries. A covered dish supper
will be at 5 p.m. in the fellowship
hall. Bring a favorite dish to share.
Beverages will be provided.
There will be a Session meeting
at 6 p.m. Monday in the conference
room.
Bonclarken Gift Shop work day
will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the
fellowship hall.
Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday.

First United Methodist
Church of Sebring
SEBRING - The Rev. A.C.
Bryant's sermon title will be "John
Presents the Lamb of God" with ;
Scripture reading John 1:29-34.
Fine Food and Fellowship
Dinner is on Sunday, March 1.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6
for children.
The Share Program will be from
9-10 a.m. Saturday.
The Cub Scout Pinewood Derby
is Saturday in the Great Room
from noon to 8 p.m.
Tickets are on sale for the Praise
Band Cook-out and Program being
held on March 6 to help fund the
music camp this summer.
Visit the Web page at
www.sebringfirstumc.com for more

Continued on page 9B


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

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


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


is the "Place to discover God's
love." Jonathan Booher, Senior
Pastor, Toby Cribbs,
Youth/Children Ministries; Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. A.R.
Fugan, interim pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
minister of youth and activities.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age
6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) "Where the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-35,52.
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 0. 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 Gonzdlez, 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 Drivel"
* 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.
* Lorlda 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, 512 W. Interlake
Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning.
worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv-
ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7.
p.m. Classes for adult children and,
youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Timn
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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church information or call
the church office at 385-


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


5184. Memorial United

Heartland Christian Methodist Church


Church
SEBRING - At the
Praise and Worship Service,
The Heartland Singers will
sing "Sweet Beulah Land."
George Kelly will sing the
special hymn "Send Me."
Stephanie Hadwin will sing
"Wherever I See." Ralph
Sylvester will play a solo on
trombone entitled "Great Is
Thy Faithfulness." Sam and
Ruth Graberman will be this
week's greeters. Brett and
Sandi Bernardo will be this
week's Scripture readers.
Pastor Ted Moore's ser-
mon this week will be
"Disputes In the Church"
with Scripture from the book
of Acts 15:1-11.
The new expansion, which
includes a baptistery and
classrooms, is scheduled to
be finished this week. The
church is at 2705 Alternate


LAKE PLACID - The
Rev. Rex Whiteman will be
the guest preacher at the
Heritage Worship Service
and the Celebration Worship
Service. Whiteman is presi-
dent and chief executive
officer of Union Mission of
Charleston, W.Va.
At the New Song Service
in Rob Reynolds Hall,
Claude Burnett will preach
on the subject "Coming Out
of the Closet," with the text
from Mark 8:34-38.
The church is at 500 Kent
Ave., south of U.S. 27. Call
465-2422.

Placid Lakes Baptist
Church
LAKE PLACID - On
Sunday Pastor Darryl
George will preach the ser-
mon entitled "Say Yes To
Sincerity & Truth in


Preaching! Say No To Fancy
Pants, Slick, Worldly
Preaching!" with regards to
the powerful opening of II
Corinthians! Dinner on the
Grounds will be held at
noon. There will be no serv-
ice Sunday evening.
The church is at the corner
of Washington and Kemper
avenues in Placid Lakes.
For more information, call
465-5126 from 8 a.m. to
noon Monday through
Thursday or e-mail the
church at placidlakes@hot-
mail.com.
Resurrection
Lutheran Church
AVON PARK - On
Sunday, the Transfiguration
of Our Lord, the pastor's
sermon will be based on the
ninth chapter of Mark. At the
early service, the lector will
be Barb Marazza, the
Communion assistant will be
Ed Mosser and the acolyte
will be Marcus McGinnis.
At the mid-morning serv-
ice, in celebration of
Resurrection Lutheran
Church's 50th anniversary,


Rev. Bishop Edward
Benoway will give the ser-
mon, with Pastor Grodzinski
assisting. Following the
service, the celebration will
continue in Burke Hall.
There will be a dinner pre-
pared by Jan and Paul
Minnich, a special
PowerPoint historical pres-
entation, Bishop Benoway,
Pastor John and more.
Attendance is by reservation
only.

St. Agnes Episcopal
Church
SEBRING - Lent begins
on Ash Wednesday, Feb.
25th, with services at 7 a.m..
noon, and 7 p.m. Ashes will
be imposed at all services.
Wednesday, March 4, will
begin the Lenten soup and
salad suppers. Supper will be
served at 5:30 after which
members will watch and dis-
cuss a video entitled "When
the Game is Over, It All
Goes Back In The Box." The
evening will end with
Eucharist.
A freewill offering will be


taken, which the Vestry has
designated to be used for
Camp Wingmann scholar-
ships. Call the church office
at 385-7649 to sign up or for
more information.
The church is at 3840
Lakeview Drive.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING - Pastor
Ronald De Genaro Jr. will
bring the message "Moses,
Elijah, and Jesus" with
Scripture from Mark 9:2-9 at
8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. this
coming Sunday morning.
The Pit Crew will be serv-
icing cars (check the lights,
tires, tread, fluid levels, etc.)
from 8-10 a.m. Saturday (no
charge). The youth group
will be washing cars for a
donation to their youth fund
for their mission trip in
2010.
The pot luck dinner and
game night will be Friday,
Feb. 27 in the fellowship
hall. Bring a dish and a
favorite game to play. All
are invited to attend.


Sebring Church of
the Brethren
SEBRING - Sunday
Pastor Keith Simmons will
preach "Wholly Holy." The '
Scripture will be from Psalm"
24, Romans 12:1, I
Corinthians 6:19 and
Ephesians 2:21-22.
Sunday school will be led
by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer .
and will meet in the Fidelis
Room. They will be studying"
"Jonah Rejects God's Call."
They will also be looking at-"
Jonah 1:1-4 and 11-17.

Southside Baptist
Church
SEBRING - In the wor-
ship service Sunday the Rev.
David Altman will speak on,-
"The Cost of Worship" from,,
the Matthew a Royal Gospel...
series. Children's church and
a nursery are available. The
pastor will start a new
Sunday night series in the
6:30 p.m. worship hour.
The church is at 379 S.
Commerce Ave. Call 385-
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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@aolcom Web site:
redeemeravon.com. The church is
af 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park
(two miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I - 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II - 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN

* Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-
0869. Dr. Randall Smith, Senior
Pastor, Rev. David Ogden,
Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock,
Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron
Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City"
Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12
noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:15
a.m., Drinks, Donuts and
Fellowship: 10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.,
Second Service: 10:451 a.m.-12
noon. Sunday Evening Service: 6
p.rn.-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/
bay Care: Nursery Age Through
5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-
6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-
31'11).


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

q 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
christlutheranavonpark. 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. to2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at wwwnewlife
sebring.com.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesdaywor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship


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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, .Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible
studies, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
visit.
* 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, lindad owning hotmail/com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmal.com. Web site is
www. chnistlantrainingministries.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@4highland-
scommunity. corn
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,


Avon Park (in the historical build-
ing). Pastor is Alvin Conner.
Sunday worship, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday - Youth Cultural Arts
Ministry, 5:30 p.m.; Youth Bible
Study, 7 p.m.; and Adult Bible
Study, 7 p.m. Holy Communion is
first Sunday of each month. Youth
ministry is fourth Sunday. Women's
Ministry is fifth Sunday. "Where
there is no vision my people per-
ish."
* The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9
a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Youth activi-
ties, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The
Way is a church family who gathers
for contemporary worship, teaching
of God's Word, prayer and fellow-
. ship. Come early and stay after for
fellowship time. Child care and chil-
dren's church are provided.
Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The
Way - A place for you. Office
Phone:471-6140, Church Cell
Phone:381-6190. Email: theway
church@hotma//.com. Web site:
www. The WayChurch. 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.mr.
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@earthl/nk.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, springlakepc@embarq-
ma//.com, Web site,
http://slpc.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
wwwdiscoveriesus. org
* Sebring Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 2106 N. State
Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438.
Worship Services: 9:15 a.m.
Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meet-
ing, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.
Community service: every Monday
9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.
Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Amado Luzbet.


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC
at 9:40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:40
and 10:50 a.m. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
with Rich Heilig, youth director.
The 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There Is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon
Park, FL 33825. (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School
- 9:00 a,m., Worship - 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. 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
www..memoialumc.com.
* St. John United Methodist
Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive,
Sebring, FL 33872. The Rev.
Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Life Connections
meets at 5:30 p.m. each
Wednesday in the fellowship hall
from September to May for dinner
and age appropriate studies:
Nursery provided for all services.
Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnse,
bring.org
* Spring Lake United Methodist
Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane;
(Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde
Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship serv-
ice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study
meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday. Church office phone:
.655-0040.


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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










Page 10B

Community Bible Church

hosting Missions Conference


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The people
of Bolivia, Honduras and the
American,Indians of Arizona
will be the focus of the 2009
Missions Conference at
Community Bible Church,
1400 County Road 17A,
starting Sunday through
Wednesday. The missionaries
who will be the church as
guests have spent many years
serving the people of these
areas of the world.
The speaker for this con-
ference is Tim Hawk. He
grew up in Honduras where
his parents founded Escuela
El Sembrador, a farm school
for underprivileged
Honduran boys.
He and his wife, Sharon,
spent their first term with
World Gospel Mission .in
Honduras, Bolivia and
Argentina.
Hawk was then asked to be
the director of El Sembrador,
and they spent the next 13
years in that ministry.
In 1985, the boarding
school their children were
attending closed, and they
felt they needed to return to
the United States to allow
their children to finish high
school. They both were
offered jobs at World Gospel
Mission headquarters in


Marion, Ind. Tim Hawk was
the director of the Men With
Vision Department and later
the World Connection
Department. Sharon Hawk
worked in the media depart-
ment.
They returned to Honduras
in 1999 to host the work
teams that were building
houses for people who lost
homes when Hurricane Mitch
hit Honduras in October
1998. They planned to stay
six months but were asked to
stay and serve again as the
field leaders. Tim Hawk was
also asked to oversee the
Mexico Field.
In January 2007 Tim Hawk
was ordained by the
Honduran Holiness Church.
In September 2006 the
Hawks assumed the responsi-
bility of regional directors
over Honduras, El Salvador,
Mexico, Cuba and Hispanic
Ministries USA. They are
currently working in these
ministries.
Other missionaries who
will be present during the
conference and representing
their ministry are Kent and
Rhonda Harmless of
Honduras, Bev and Mark
Donahue of Paraguay and
Debbie of the American
Indian field in Arizona.


News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


Courtesy photo
Tim and Sharon Hawk will
be among the missionaries
speaking at the 2009
Missions Conference at
Community Bible Church in
Avon Park next week.

Kent and Rhonda
Harmless served first in the
Mexican Border ministry.
Now at El Sembrador school
in Honduras, Kent teaches
mechanics in the vocational
school, oversees the work on
the farm equipment and vehi-
cles, helps with work teams
and assists in other mainte-
nance projects. Rhonda
teaches in the Bible Institute
and is involved in women's
ministries on campus.
Mark and Bev Donahue
served first in Bolivia and
now are in Paraguay, South
America. and Steve and
Debbie are working with the
Native Americans of
Arizona.


CHURCH NEWS SNAPSHOTS CONTINUED


Continued from page 6B
movies in the series were
shown previously and are
available in the church
library for review; however,
this fifth movie also stands
on its own. They are all parts
of this five-book Janette Oke
series. Updates on other
movies will be publicized as
each date approaches. Mark
calendars now so you won't
miss a single one.
Popcorn, sodas and the
unending candy bowl will be
served and the public is
invited. There is no charge.
The Avon Park First
Presbyterian Church is at
215 E. Circle St. on the
shore of Lake Verona with
two entrances on La Grande
Street. Fellowship hall
entrance is on La Grande
Street. Call 453-3242.

Community Bible
youth set fundraiser
AVON PARK - Students
who gather at Community
Bible Church are excited
about the prospect of this
summer's trip to El
Salvador. Youth Pastor
Jeremy Hurd and the group
will hold a rummage sale
and barbecue at the church
(1400 County Road 17A)
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Saturday to raise funds for
the trip.
This will be the first in a
series of fundraising efforts
in support of the trip. The
students will join with a
large group of young people
from the United States who
Want to be a part of helping
the people of El Salvador.
They will engage in both
physical work and friendship
efforts to lend a hand to
those who are in need.
Hurd would like to see as
many of the students as pos-
sible join the team to El
Salvador from July 11-21.

Ham dinner at
Atonement Lutheran
SEBRING - Atonement
Lutheran Church will serve a
ham dinner at 6 p.m. Shrove
Tuesday (Feb. 24) and serv-


ice will follow at 7 p.m., to
put away the "Hallelujahs."

Soup is on at Church
of the Redeemer
AVON PARK - Church
of the Redeemer will hold
the following Lenten servic-
es starting with a Shrove
Tuesday (Feb. 24) soup sup-
per at 5 p.m. Tickets are $6.
Ash Wednesday will be
celebrated with Imposition
of Ashes and Holy
Communion at 5:30 p.m.
Call the church office at
453-5664.

Potluck supper at
Christ Lutheran
AVON PARK - A
potluck supper will be
served at 6 p.m. with a tradi-
tional Ash Wednesday serv-
ice at 7 p.m. at Christ
Lutheran Church in Avon
Park. The sermons in the
Lenten midweek services
will follow themes from the
hymn, "0 Sacred Head, Now
Wounded."
The church is at 1320
County Road 64, east of the
Avon Park High School.
Visitors are welcome to wor-
ship and fellowship. Call
471-2663 or search the Web
for
christlutheranavonpark.org.

Coffee house at FBC
of Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID - First
Baptist Church of Lake
Placid at 119 E. Royal Palm
St. will host a coffee house
at the House of Praise Cafe
at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 in
the sanctuary.
There will be free iced
mochas, coffee and fresh
baked goods and a concert
by Caleb's Cadence to bene-
fit the mission trip to
Jamaica.

Soup and bread sale
at Trinity Lutheran
LAKE PLACID - A soup
and bread sale will be held
from 8 a.m. to noon Friday,
Feb. 27 at Trinity Lutheran
Church. 25 Lakeview St.


Many choices of delicious
soups and bread will be
available at a price of $4.50
per quart (also pints for
$2.25) and $3 for a loaf of
homemade bread.
The money is used by the
Trinity Ladies Guild to
assist missionary students,
Manna Ministries and the
needy in the community.

Sportsmen Banquet
planned Feb. 28
LAKE PLACID - By
Him, For Him Ministries
will sponsor a Sportsmen
Banquet on Saturday, Feb.
28 at Scarborough Field on
Dal Hall Boulevard. -
Cost is $1.0 per ticket.
Gates open at 1 p.m. for
Redneck Games. Dinner at 6
p.m. Program at 7 p.m.
Special guest speaker will
be pro bass fisherman Glen
Chappelear.

Piano concert
planned at Faith
Lutheran
SEBRING - Pianist Paul
Todd will be in concert at
Faith Lutheran Church at 4
p.m. Sunday, March 1.
Advance ticket sales are
available at the church
office now through Feb. 27,
from 9 a.m. to noon and,
tickets will be available at
the door the day of the con-
cert.
The price is $10 per per-
son (children under 10 free).
Due to limited parking,
those planning to attend are
encouraged to carpool.

Revival set at
Faith Baptist
LAKE PLACID - A
revival will be held at Faith
Baptist Church, 660 Holmes
Ave., from March 1-4. There
will be Bible-centered
preaching with evangelist
Rev. Travis Hudson and
inspirational singing led by
Music Director Rev. Winfred
White. The times will be 11
a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and
at 7 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday.


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Spring Lake United Methodist
Church
SEBRING - The pastor's sermon on
Sunday will be "Preachers and
Administrators.: The church is at 8170
Cozumel Lane.

The Way Church
SEBRING - Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum
will continue his series on the book of
Esther.
Men's breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 28 in the fellowship hall.
The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood
Drive. The office phone is 471-6140; the
pastor's cell phone is 381-6190.
Church information and the pastor's
messages can be viewed at www.theway-
church. org.

Trinity Lutheran Church
LAKE PLACID - Pastor Richard
Norris will speak at the "Transfiguration of
Our Lord" services. There will be an edu-
cation hour for all ages following the first
service.
Norris will hold Bible studies on
Wednesday at the Youth House at 9 a.m.
and on Thursday at Tropical Harbor at 9:45
a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. They


are currently discussing the book "The
Shack" by William Young.
The Ladies Guild will be selling soup
and bread beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb.
27.
The "Up, Up and Away" luncheon and
fashion show will be Saturday. Doors will
open at 11:30 a.m. There will be door
prizes, entertainment and a chance to look
at some of the new fashions available in
the area. Tickets may be purchased at the
church office. Tickets will be available at
the door.
The church is at 25 Lakeview St. Call
the office at 465-5253 or visit the church"
Web site at www.trinitylutheranlp.com.

Word Fellowship
SEBRING - In both worship services
Sunday, Evangelist Tom Smith will share
in song and a message from God's Word.
Smith is a gifted singer and has recorded
several CDs as well as God-anointed ora-
tor. He has sung with such gospel greats as
Squire Parsons, LaVerne Tripp, The
Hoppers and The New Hinsons. He and his
wife,,JoAnn, travel all over the Eastern
seaboard sharing the message of God's
love.
The morning service will be followed by
a covered dish luncheon for all those in
attendance. The church meets in the
Highlands County Shrine Club, 2604 N.
State Road 17, between Sebring and Avon
Park. Call 446-0361 or 386-0827.


Lunches for Habitat workers


Courtesy photo
Peggy Lykins, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivers lunches to
the workers of Habitat for Humanity. If a church or organization is interested in provid-
ing lunches on the worksite, call 402-2902. Pictured (from left) are Habitat volunteers
Sandy Blanchard, Scott Hoag, Dick Pansing, Peggy Lykins, Susan Blanchard and Joan
Baccala; (back row, from left) Phyllis Pansing and Kent Smith.



Southern Breeze to perform Sunday


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - An evening of special
music, featuring The Southern Breeze
Quartet, has been scheduled for Sunday
afternoon at the First United Methodist
Church of Avon Park. The program will
serve both as an outreach and a love offering
will help to build the church. This group of
four ladies enjoys the challenge of singing a
cappella, barbershop style music - with no
instruments or other accompaniment. It's all
about the capabilities of their combined
voices, the joy of "getting it right" and the
thrill of making chords ring.
Southern Breeze formed after meeting as
members of the Heart of Highlands Sweet
Adeline Chorus in Avon Park. Performing as
a quartet, they get to share their love of bar-
bershop harmony with others. It is a close
harmony that is so different from other types
of music. In their more than five years
together, they have performed at nursing
homes, retirement communities, civic
organizations and private parties in
Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties.
The group includes Eleanor Jennings as
the baritone; she divides the year between
the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and Avon
Park. Joining Sweet Adelines in 1990' she


has sung with barbershop choruses and
quartets in New Jersey, Virginia and Florida.
When not singing she enjoys arranging
music barbershop style.
Louise Blew, tenor, of Winter Haven,
joined Sweet Adelines in 1969, has compet-
ed at international level three times and held
numerous regional positions. She has dual
membership with City Voices Chorus in St.
Louis, Mo. and Heart of Highland Chorus.
Sharon Lawrence, bass, is a Chapter-at-
Large member of Sweet Adelines
International. She lives in Frostproof during
the winter months, spending summers in the
mountains of North Carolina where she has
an oil painting studio. In addition to singing
with Southern Breeze she sings regularly at
her church.
Bea Reifeis, lead, is the only year-round
Floridian, having moved to Frostproof in
1998. When moving to the area she became
very active in civic organizations.
The program will be at 4 p.m. Sunday. It
will be in the sanctuary of First United
Methodist Church of Avon Park, 200 S.
Lake Ave. More information may be found
by calling the church at 453-3759 or by vis-
iting the www.fumcap.com.


First Presbyterian Church
Associate Reformed Synod

319 Poinsettia Avenue * Sebring, Florida
385-0107


MISSIONS CONFERENCE
Saturday, February 21st and Sunday, February 22nd


Saturday:




Sunday:


Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service, 11:00 a.m.
Covered Dish Supper, 5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Bring a covered dish to share, beverages provided.
Everyone is invited to join us.
Pastor: Darrell A. Peer
Rev. R.E. Snidow - Pastor of Visitation


Breakfast, 9:00 a.m., in Fellowship Hall
Reservations Required
Guest Speaker: Jim Blizzard,
Director of Child Evangalism Fellowship
Guest Speaker for all Sunday Programs...
Boris Goldin, Chosen People's Ministries


www.newssun.com










www.newssun.com News-Sun * Friday, February 20, 2009


DIVERSIONS


By ROGER MOORE
The Orlando Sentinel/MCT
"Fanboys" is an affection-
ate homage to "Star Wars"
- the films and the feeding
frenzy they fed. A "scruffy
nerf-herder" of a comedy, it
stumbles about, taking wild
swings at its subject, like
Luke Skywalker practicing
blindfolded with his light
saber. But it has heart, it fin-
ishes well, and it'll probably
play better on home video
than in a theater, where its
"Clerks II" production val-
ues and clumsy shifts in tone
won't stick out like a
,Wookie in an Ewok conven-
tion.
- It's set in the dim and dis-
tant past, when the words
"Fandango" and
"Movietickets.com" were
but futuristic fantasies,
when fans camped out in
.line for tickets to movies
they were dying to see.
"Star Wars" milked this'
phenomenon, and in 1998,
The Force was coming back.
That's when "Episode 1, The
PhAntom Menace," the first
"Star Wars" prequel, would
hit theaters. Geek-friends
Windows (Jay Baruchel),
-Einus (Chris Marquette) and
IHutch (Dan Fogler) are
counting down the 200 or so
.days left.
- Their high school pals
:have all moved on, "grown
:up," but they still wear the
:Storm Trooper gear, ride
aroundd in a customized van
:with a Chewbacca horn.
:They still talk the talk.
I: "You girls looking' for love
-ihi Alderaan places?"
' As if they could ever pick
-a girl up. Zoe (Kristen Bell),
-the hottie in their ranks,
-doesn't count. She's one of
the boys.
Eric (Sam Worthington) is
the one who grew up. He's
facing his future - dad's
chain of used-car dealer-
ships. And he's not interest-


Photo by John Estes/The Weinstein Company
(From left) Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler and Sam Huntington star in in MGM's movie
'Fanboys.'


Movie Review
'Fanboys'
Rating: PG-13 (pervasive
crude and sexual humor,
sexual material, language,
drug content)
Running time: 90 minutes
Review: " * (of 5)

ed in falling back into old
habits and old arguments.
"Luke was never hot for
Leia!"
But Linus (Marquette),
the best friend he left
behind, is dying. And that
revives .the lads' age-old


fantasy of trekking from
Ohio to George Lucas'
Skywalker Ranch, stealing a
rough cut of the new movie
and watching it before the
rest of the world.
Director Kyle Newman
struggles to give what
becomes a too-routine road-
trip comedy some wit and
pace. The four-handed script
tosses in a dandy brawl with
Trekkers (led by Seth
Rogen), and a tiresome stop-
over in Texas where nerd-
guru Harry Knowles (played
by Ethan Suplee) quizzes
them on Star Wars trivia and
gives them a contact for
infiltrating the Ranch.
The characters are stereo-
types, the story a cross
between "American
Graffiti" and "Road Trip"
and the dialogue not quite
retro-hip enough to sing.
Breasts are "sweater yams,"
and so on.
Cameos abound, with
Rogen playing two parts
(he's also a fanboy pimp),


Billy Dee Williams, Carrie
Fisher, William Shatner,
Kevin Smith, Craig
Robinson and Danny
McBride pitching in.
But the tone seems as
uneven as the pacing.
"Fanboys" tries to walk the
tightrope between adoration
and mockery, between pan-
dering crudeness and fami-
ly-friendly: The "big"
scenes don't have the-
oomph they need. The
whole "Star Wars"/"Star
Trek" nerd-feud (pots
mocking kettles) should be
epic but only earns a smirk
or two.
It's a film that's had a
troubled history, with studio
editing, fanboy protests at
that editing, re-shoots by
another director and a final
cut that feels much longer
than its 90 minutes. A few
laughs here and there and a
couple of moments of emo-
tionally stunted sweetness
add up to a "Fanboys" that
only a fanboy would love.


Fired Up' is lamely

raunchy, lightly funny


Movie Review
'Fired Up'
Rating: PG-13 (crude sex-
ual content throughout, par-
tial nudity, language and
teen partying)
'Running time: 94 minutes
Review: " * (of 5)

By MICHAEL PHILLIPS
Chicago Tribune/MCT
. I didn't half-mind "Fired
.Up," but half a mind is more
than it deserves. It's
"Wedding Crashers" with
high school seniors and bras
and panties, as opposed to
Vince Vaughn and Owen
Wilson and .copious topless-
ness.
Now and then, though,
somebody says something
funny. "You really want
these strong-jawed philan-
derers on your squad?" fires
the cheerleading camp com-
mandant played by John
Michael Higgins. Was it the
line, or the ringing intensity
of Higgins' delivery, that
sold it?
Elsewhere the dialogue
includes references to Alvin
Ailey, Nathan Lane, the
Jonas Brothers, the late
anthropologist Louis Leakey
and "Hamlet 2." You cer-
tainly can't say the same
about "Bring It On," which
figures in another effective
micro-moment - little here
works for a full moment -
wherein hundreds of cheer-
leaders recite the dialogue
while watching an outdoor
screening of the Kirsten
Dunst cheerleading spectac-


Now for a discussion of
the narrative. Two vaguely
unsympathetic hotshots
played by Nicholas
D'Agosto and Eric Christian
Olsen duck football camp in
order to join the overwhelm-
ingly female cheerleading
squad. Can you imagine the
possibilities? Well then,
you're halfway to becoming
a screenwriter!
Cheer camp, they learn, is
a rolling meadow of pliable
teen nubility. While the
campus we see is supposed
to be a place called
Southeastern Illinois
University, we're strictly in
Southern California fantasy
land.
The sincere one, Shawn
(D'Agosto, from "Rocket
Science," a pretty good
actor), falls in love with the
squad leader (Sarah Roemer,
from "Disturbia"). The less
sincere one, Nick (Olsen,
who strains to amuse, and
whose Owen Wilson imper-
sonation keeps morphing
into Jim Carrey), cooks up
the cheerleading scam so he
and his pal can "hook up
like maniacs." But he too
develops a crush for a one
special hottie, the coach's
wife, played by Molly Sims.
She's just north of 30.
"Just the way I like 'em,"
he says. "Ancient and
regretful."
Director Will Gluck is a
first-time feature filmmaker,
and he directs like a produc-
er who thought it would be
fun to try directing. The'
script is credited to
"Freedom Jones," and it's a
patch-up job - lamely
raunchy most of the time,
entertainingly strange in
some of its riffs - devel-
oped by one of the produc-
ers, Matthew Gross, a friend
of one of the other produc-
ers, Peter Jaysen, who is
responsible for the Maxim
film label. Jaysen produced


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Nicholas D'Agosto stars as Shawn Colfax and Sarah
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Dear Readers:
Since I printed the
letter from
"Deceived in
Arizona" (Nov. 30),
I have learned that
not only individuals,
but also some
churches feel so
strongly about sepa- Dear
rating the legal
aspect of marriage from the
religious that they have voted
to only "bless unions," and
their clergy no longer sign
marriage licenses. Among
them are member churches of
the United Church of Christ,
the Unitarian-Universalists
and the Quakers. Instead, the
model they follow is the one
used in Europe, in which
couples go to a courthouse to
register their marriage, and
then to a church or syna-
gogue for a religious ceremo-
ny. Read on:

Dear Abby: In this day
and age, especially with jobs
so scarce, a lot of young cou-
ples are finding that by
becoming legally married
they disqualify themselves
from things like prenatal
care, health care for their
children and government
assistance programs. In order
to survive, many couples now
opt to have the ceremony
without the paperwork.
Another idea gaining in
popularity is that unless
everyone in this country has
equal rights for marriage, no
one should be getting mar-
ried. Several couples I know
have married without the
paperwork because they
regard the alternative the
same as sitting at a segregat-
-ed lunch counter, and they
are unwilling to support seg-
regation.
Many people feel there is a
blatant disregard for separa-
tion..f church and state and
that 'legal" marriages are not
at all legal, but an example of
government recognizing
those with faith while disre-
garding those who have a dif-
ferent point of view on what
family is.
- Rev. M.N.R. in
New York

* Dear Abby: My husband
and I were married by a min-
ister, but without a marriage
license because his financial
problems could have adverse-
ly affected me. Because we
did want to commit to each
other, we called it a
"Ceremony of Commitment."
We view ourselves as being
married, and I have a ring.
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held, everyone knew
what was going on.
We requested no
gifts, but many peo-
ple still brought
them. Because we
were honest, some
of the members of
my church have
Abby - turned against me
and refuse to talk to ,
me. They acknowledge my
granddaughter and will talk'
to her while I am standing
there watching, but will not
say a word to me.
The way the couple in the
letter you published handled
it wasn't fair to their families
and guests. They should have
been upfront about it,which
would have given everyone
the right to make their own
decision about whether to
attend. I see nothing wrong
with being married in the
eyes of God. When the Bible
was written, did they have
marriage licenses then?
- Rebecca in
Sunnyvale, Calif.

Dear Abby: Increasing
numbers of us reject licenses
from the state in favor of
honoring God's word - and
it's not just old people Who
want to hang onto welfare
benefits.
Nowhere in the Bible does
a servant of God ask permis-
sion from the government to
marry. The Father is more
than good enough. And while
there are references to "what
God has joined together,"
there is no similar praise for
what Caesar has blessed.
The state may want to con-
trol and even redefine mar-
riage. But a covenant before
God, and witnesses, has been
more than good enough for
His people throughout most
of history, and it has worked
for my house for more than
30 years..
- God Is Our
Witness in Colorado

Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips, and was found-
ed by her mother, Pauline
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What you can do

to save money- and more
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FAMILY FEATURES .
ith the volatile economy Americans are looking for . o, to lo ci enerr, !k, , .
bills and extend natural resources now more than e.er Because petrole- .
um is ingrained in our everyday lives - from tra nspor.uitiron and tire, lit
to computers and every day goods such as diaperi - man. -. :
Americans are interested in options that will help reduce,"
dependence on foreign oil as well.
Here are a few helpful tips to lower energy bills and increase energy\ efticien- ". ; --
cy both at home and at the pump. , -..
Don't Warm Up Your Car ""'..
The best way to warm your vehicle is to drive it. Idling gets you zero .'..
miles to the gallon. More than 30 seconds of idling on cold days
wastes fuel and increases emissions. " .

Conduct Regular Car Maintenance J
Simple things such as properly inflated tires can improve gas
mileage by about 3 percent. Replacing clogged air filters can
improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. It also is
important to use your car manufacturer's recommended .,
blend of motor oil. Using a different 11 2
oil can decrease gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent. .$

Fill Up With Ethanol ..
Using gasoline with 10 percent ethanol is a key compo- alt. by
nent to lowering high gas prices and stretching petrole-
um supplies. Experts recently noted that ethanol has
lowered gas prices by 15 percent, saving drivers some - "A - . ,
$70 billion at the pump this year alone. The produc-
tion of just one barrel of ethanol replaces 1.2 barrels
of petroleum. In total, the use of ethanol ii gas and E-
85 will displace the equivalent of 52 large oil tankers
filled with imported crude this year. The production
of ethanol and the abundance of corn positions corn
growers to lead America's transition into a new
era of energy based on alternatives to fossil and
imported fuels. Check your owner's manual to find
out about ethanol usage.

Hybrid or Flex Fuel Vehicles
The interest in highly fuel efficient vehicles will
not go away anytime soon. Save money at the gas N
pump and help the environment by investing in a hybrid .
or a vehicle that runs on E-85, an 85 percent ethanol
blend. ,
Buy Locally Grown Foods - -
Support your local farmers by choosing local meat, milk
and produce when possible to eliminate the costly trans-
portation bill. Packaging, transportation, energy, advertising
and profits account for 24 cents of the food dollar - energy '. ..5
costs have an even greater impact with high oil prices. ..

Turn Your Home Off V,
According to the United States Department of Energy, 75 perceri o I 4,b' !. ' _-.
the electricity used in the average home is consumed while prodoc t, z- i-.X.i
are off. Unplug your appliances or use a power strip to cut off the elec- . - .* - "
tricity when you aren't using it. .

Screen Savers Don't Save - . .
Screen savers do not reduce the energy your computer uses. Inst.,d. v. tch
computers to sleep modes or simply turn off monitors to save enere',

Set Your Thermostat at 68
For every degree you lower ,he thermostat in the 60 to 70 degree range ' ou'll ae
5 percent on your home's heating costs. Set the temperature even Io.er :at nih it-o ae an .iddi-
tional 5 to 20 percent.

Use Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, which use 75 percent less energy than incan-
descent.

Open the Shades
Open the shades or blinds and let the sun shine in during the day to naturally heat your home. Don't forget to close n'''' ."' "7
them at night to help insulate against the cold. Following these easy tips can help lower your energy bills and ,
reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil sources.







Get the Facts on Ethanol ..
The use of alternaltie energy, i becoming more common in
e'er~dan Ire. Here arL some fact: to consider ,bout ,,e al.r-'

* America's corn growers are harxeting the :eco.,nd large I
crop in our nation's hi~rory,. w hich mean: there will be . ,
enough corn to meet demand' for rood. feed and fuel a' .. .


%ell a. enough to pro ide ;irong report' to other countries
oler the course of the Near ahead
SLi.S. grov.er, % ill haLe reer\e etinmaled at more than
I billion bushel: for other needs, as identified.
i Ethanol production creates co-produci, �jlled distiller -.rain,
that are a. high-protein soLIr.e of ahninal feed and produce,
archh and corn ol that are used as, common food irigredienl
" U.S. farmers harvest two kinds of corn, field corn and sweet reduces carbon monoxide emissions by as much as 25 per-
corn. Field corn is used to produce ethanol. It typically isn't cent, reducing ozone formation and the levels of greenhouse
eaten by humans in its raw form. Sweet corn is eaten as a gases. Ethanol is cleaner than gasoline and helps reduce
vegetable. global warming.
" Blending ethanol with gasoline extends gas reserves and m Many studies have shown ethanol provides 20 to 50 percent
lowers the price at the pump by about 15 percent, according more energy than it takes to produce. This includes the
to industry experts. Plus, ethanol was selected as an impor energy needed to plant, grow and harvest the corn as well
tant replacement for Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a car- as to manufacture and distribute the ethanol.
cinogenic oxygenate in fuel.
" The Environmental Protection Agency concluded that ethanol Visit ww.ncga.com/FoodandFuel/ FoodAndFuel.asp.