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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 22, 2009
Publication Date: 1988-
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
regular
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States of America -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each days's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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Fire destroys vacant mobile

home in AP Friday night

Flames light up sky behind Wendy's


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - A late night fire that
completely destroyed a mobile home
in Avon Park is under investigation
by the State Fire Marshal Office.
The fire was reported to the Avon
Park and Highlands Lakes fire
departments at 7:23 p.m. The first
truck arrived five minutes later to a
fully involved structure behind
Wendy's at U.S. 27 and Bell Street.
"I could see the flames from Main
Street. At first I thought it was
Wendy's," said Alan Kempton, a
local resident who watched the fire-
fighters battle the blaze. "They got a


lot more guts than I do."
According to APFD Lt. Warren
West, the 1,280-square-foot structure
was "vacant and secured."
"There was supposed to be a hard
freeze tonight. Someone probably
walked in off the street looking for a
place to go," said Walter Kempton.
"That place has been vacant for 10 or
15 years."
West said the building was unoccu-
pied when his department arrived and
did not comment on any possible
causes of the fire.
One witness said he could see ash
dropping from the sky. The flames
were so high he didn't have trouble


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Avon Park firefighters work to contain a fire in a vacant mobile home
Friday night


finding the trailer.
"They were at least 30 feet in the
air," observer Ryan Robinson said.


Chinese drywall turns couple's

dream home into nightmare


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Ryan Willis of Sebring talks about the grim reality that his home may have to be completely
gutted because Chinese drywall was used when the house was constructed in 2006.

Corroded wires, pipes may mean home

built in 2006 will have to be torn down


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Mary and
Ryan Willis are newlyweds
who had a dream of their
own home.,
A nice yard, a patio where
they could share time togeth-
er, enjoy their growing
careers and raise two well-
behaved cats.
In short, a place to grow
old together. And they
thought they had that until a
month ago.
That's when they discov-
ered that the drywall in their
house was defective. Now,
they may have to tear their
dream home apart and start
over.
Drywall produced by
Knauf Tianjin Plasterboard
Co. Ltd of China was cured
wrong, and emits a sulfur
gas.
The gas creates health
problems and,, when com-
bined with copper, chrome or
silver, creates other issues.
The sulfur corrodes cop-
per, which is found in air
conditioning coils, TV sets,


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Corrosion can be seen on some of these wires, specifically
the copper wire on top, which has turned black.


plumbing and electrical
wiring.
It also corrodes chrome,
which has traces of cooper,
and can be found on many
household fixtures like
refrigerators and ceiling fans.
A national consumer advo-
cacy group is claiming that
the scope of this issue is a lot


broader than just Sebring.
The Washington, D.C.-
based America's Watchdog,
which is partnering with
high-powered attorneys
across the country, says that
its- own investigation has
found defective Chinese dry-
wall in Florida, Arizona,
Continued on page 6A


Firefighters mopped up the remain-
ing hot spots and left the scene at -11
p.m.


HCSO sets goals for

next four years

Accomplished 96 of 106 goals
in Benton's first term of office ;


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - During
Friday's day-long strategic
planning meeting, the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office set its goals for
Sheriff Susan Benton's next
term.
"There is a saying I
like," Benton said in an
interview after the meeting.
"Vision without action is
only a dream. Vision with
action can change the
world."
The HCSO was busy dur-
ing Benton's first term,
accomplishing 96 out of


106 objectives divided,
through five main goals.
"The best thing about
these strategic plans is they
follow through with them
and they hold themselves
accountable," said Rick
Ingler, vice chairman of the
Highlands County
Homeowners Association:
"I see a lot of progress with
the Sheriff's Office."
The five goals will be the
same over the next four
years with additional ways'
to achieve those goals,
through different objectives
Continued on page 6A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
The city of Sebring is hoping to breathe new life into the
old power station at the intersection of Park Street and
Franklin Street.

City wants to bring new

life to old power station


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.corn
SEBRING - Mayor
George Hensley and the
city council are appealing
to the public. They want to
bring the old Sebring Power
Station back to life.
The station sits under the
cylindrical water tower at
the corner of Franklin and
Park streets.
"I hope we'll do some-
thing to preserve it," the
mayor said. He was speak-
ing at the city council's reg-
ular meeting Tuesday night,
after City Administrator
Scott Noethlich had pre-


sented a report on the build-
ing's condition.
Unfortunately, that con-
dition is not good, although
it could be worse.
Just about every pane of
glass in every window has
been broken. And the cor-
bels are badly deteriorated.
According to the American
Heritage Dictionary, a cor-
bel is usually a stone brack-
et projecting from the face
of a wall and used to sup-
port a cornice or arch.
The city has looked into
the cost of repairs.
Replacing the glass in the
Continued on page 9A


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State Park, learn more about
the benefits of prescribed
fire, and also discover simple
ways to protect your home
and property from the devas-
tating effects of wildfires.
Melissa Yunas from the
Florida Division of Forestry
will present a free Firewise
seminar at the park from 10-
11 a.m. Saturday, March 28.
Fire is actually beneficial
to the state. Florida is cov-
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Although the state's abun-
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vital to the survival of
Florida's forests, another ele-
ment is necessary to main-
taining them ... fire. Over
thousands of years, Florida's
forests have developed
because of the presence of
fire, and many of Florida's
ecosystems require fire in
order to exist.
In fact, "La Florida," was
chosen for the state's name
by early explorers due to the
-abundance of flowering
plants encountered on their
arrival. This diversity is
maintained by frequent fires.
Fire is neither all good, nor
all bad. It's a natural part of
Florida.
Fire may be a friend to the
Florida environment, but it
can be scary when your home
is built close to heavy brush.
This presentation will pro-
vide simple Firewise princi-
pals to help you prepare your
property before a devastating
wildfire occurs. Safety pro-
cedures to protect your loved
ones and property once a
wildfire threatens will also
.be discussed.
Reserve a seat for this free
presentation by calling
Dorothy L. Harris at 386-
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Anyone needing additional
information may contact the
local Division of Forestry at
655-6407 or visit the Web
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Polatty

looking for

new job

By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - Highlands
County Human Resources
Director John Minor con-
firmed rumors Thursday that
Jim Polatty, county Director
of Development Services, is
looking for another job.
As a development director,
Polatty is responsible for the
overseeing the planning and
economic development of the
county and provided techni-
cal assistance to Planning
and Zoning and the county
administrator Michael
Wright.
Although unavailable for
comment on Thursday,
Polatty has served the county
since 1994, and has given
notice verbally that he will
be leaving his position with
the county sometime around
tax season in April.
"I don't know all the
"details yet, and Mr. Polatty
has not sent me any written
notices, but he said he was
looking for another job. He
also told me that he is look-
ing at leaving around tax sea-
son, but if something else
comes up, he might go earli-
er," Minor said.
"He told me he would noti-
fy me in writing as soon as he


has a projected date, but he is
waiting for a job offer before
he gets too specific," Minor
added.
According to Minor, the
job search to replace Polatty
probably will not start right
away.
"It is up to the county
administrator if we will
restructure, or replace Mr.
Polatty, but I am sure that we
will not start looking this
month," Minor said.


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
The Little Sisters of Hoboken (played by, from left, Erma Anderson, Barb Snyder,
Suzanne Schilffarf, Sandy Radaweic, and Carol Amrein), at least six that survived the
disastrous vichyssoise made by Sister Julia, Child of Heaven, put on a talent show dur-
ing the production of 'Nunsense.' For more information, call the the Tanglewood
Theater Guild Thursdays between 3 and 4 p.m. at 382-8393.

Cast of 'Nunsense' bringing


nonsensical fun to Tanglewood


Performances planned March 4-6


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.comn
TANGLEWOOD - Members of the
Tanglewood Actors Guild are gearing up for
their winter theater production "Nunsense,"
the first musical the group has undertaken.
Evening performances will be held
March 4-6 with one matinee on March 7.
Tickets are $10 and include a reserved
seat, dessert and beverage.
The play is a comedy with a serious mes-
sage at its core - nuns are human beings
with their own strengths and weaknesses,
senses of humor and love of life. That does-
n't mean, however, that there is anything
serious about the play.
Nunsense is pure silliness and delight.
Take the .order of the Little Sisters of
Hoboken, originally organized to establish
leper colony in the Mediterranean, but
which now teaches children in New Jersey.
As the play opens, Mother Superior


Sister Mary Regina, played by Suzanne
Schilffarth, faces a difficult and embarrass-
ing problem.
Sister Julia, Child of God, the convent's
cook, has used bad ingredients to make
vichychoisse, instantly killing 48 of the 52
nuns with botulism.
By creating a greeting card line the sur-
viving nuns have managed to raise the
money to properly bury all but four of their
dead sisters - unfortunately, Mother
Superior had bought a DVD player and
camcorder for the convent with some of the
money, which is why they come up short of
burial funds and have to store the remaining
four dead nuns in the kitchen freezer.
Mother Superior comes up with another
money raising plan, a variety show, and
recruits the six most talented nuns to take
the stage.

Continued on page 9A


HCSO looking for missing woman


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office is trying to locate a
missing endangered woman
and needs help from the
community.
"Her mother said she was
intoxicated,
she got out
of the car on
the way
home from
Sthe store,"
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S. Detective
Spinx J a m i e
Davidson said. "Being an
adult she is not missing
unless she is a danger to
herself or someone else."
Rebecca Jane Spinks, 37,
a white female with short
blonde hair and blue eyes,
has been missing since 6
p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19.
Davidson would not say
whether or not she was on


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or needed any medication,.
citing HIPAA privacy laws.
Her last known where-
abouts are in the area of
Cemetery Road and
Dodglas Avenue in Sebring,
near where she lives. She
was on foot wearing a white
shirt and red jeans.
She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall
and her weight is unknown.
She has a tattoo on each
hand, with the name
"Alex" on her left hand
between her thumb and
index finger and a butter-
fly on her right hand in the
same location.
Deputies from the
HCSO searched for Spinks
Thursday but to no avail.
"They had a K9 track;
they canvassed the neigh-


Detours posted for road closure


LAKE PLACID -
Beginning Monday at 6:30
a.m., Highlands Lake
Drive., between Bradley
Avenue and Poplar Street,
will be closed until further
notice.


Detours will be posted.
For further information
you may contact the
Highlands County
Engineering Department at
402-6877.


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borhood and made contact
with some acquaintances of
hers," Davidson said.
None of the acquaintanc-
es had heard from her and
the K9 track was unsuccess-
ful.
As of late Saturday morn-
ing, Spinks. was still miss-
ing, said HCSO Sgt. David
Stewart.
Anyone with information
on her whereabouts is urged
to contact Davidson at 402-
7254.


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City of AP employees

involved in fistfight


1 fired, 1 drives
self to hospital
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - An
Avon Park city employee
was released on Tuesday
after an altercation with
another worker.
John Deluca, a new hire,
was terminated after a fist
fight with longtime
employee Freddie Renfro at
the city's wastewater treat-
ment plant just south of
South Florida Community
College.
Renfro, a 27-year veteran
with the city and working
foreman for Public Works,
was treated for a cut above
his eye and a cut lip.
The Highlands County
Sheriff's Office is reported-
ly conducting the investiga-
tion because the treatment
plant is just outside city
limits.
Deluca was a new hire
who was under a 90-day
extension of his six-month
probationary period.
According to Lt. Kenny
Johnson of the HCSO, both
individuals are currently
charged with battery.
"It's not uncommon in a
case like this to charge both
individuals, especially
when they were on the only
ones who know what hap-


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opened. According to both
parties, the other one swung
first," Lt. Johnson said.
There was a witness to
part of the altercation,
Johnson said, but their tes-
timony was inclusive.
"The witness stated that
he saw Freddie approach
the other individual in an
aggressive manner, but the
two were behind the wall
when the altercation
occurred. They then saw
Freddie return to his truck
and leave," Johnson said.
"Freddie drove himself
to the hospital where he
was treated and released."-
The next step is for the
State's Attorney office to
either issue a summons to
court, or a warrant for the
arrest of both individuals,
and according to Johnson, it
could take from two weeks
to two months for that to
happen.
"Since this is a possible
employer/employee situa-
tion, I can see in this case
where the State's Attorney
would probably just issue-a
summons, but that decision
is up to them," Johnson
said.
No arrests were made at
the scene.


Sebring honors FFA Week


Courtesy photo
Sebring Mayor George Hensley reads a proclamation ,
honoring the FFA and announcing Feb. 21-28 to be FFA
Week. The organization promotes and provides educa- :
tional opportunities in agriculture and civics, as well as:
public speaking. Joining the mayor are two Sebring High
School FFA members, Amy Wack (left) and Tara
O'Berry. In the proclamation, Hensley praised the FFA.
for helping ensure a steady supply of young profession-.
als eager to meet the growing demands and challenges
in the field of agriculture, as well as inspiring citizen-
ship, volunteerism, patriotism and cooperation.


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Is Florida losing its

drawing power?

Out-of-state driver license

requests down by 30 percent


By MIKE SCHNEIDER
Associated Press Writer
* ORLANDO - Is the love
affair outsiders have with
Florida losing its zest?
* A drop in driver's license
applications from out-of-state
residents certainly suggests
they've cooled to the
*Sunshine State's charms. The
'number of applications from
.outsiders has tumbled 30 per-
cent during the past five years
-.dropping from more than
585,000 in 2003 to about
410,000 in 2008, according to
an analysis by The Associated
Press.
New Yorkers have snubbed
.Florida in the largest num-
bers, with 34,000 fewer appli-
.cants coming from what has
.long been Florida's No. 1
feeder state. That's a decline
of almost 50 percent. The next
biggest drop came from New
Jersey, with 11,000 fewer
applicants.
According to the statistics,
Highlands County saw 2,032
.move here in 2008. The high-
est number of those new resi-
dents, 234, came from foreign
countries. A total of 191 came
from Michigan, 187 were
from Ohio, 177 were from
New York, 176 were from
Indiana and 106 from
Pennsylvania.
At least one person from
every state, plus the Distict of
Columbia, moved into
Highlands County in 2008,
:the Associated Press statistics
:showed.
; Theories abound- on why
people are finding Florida less
attractive. The recession. The
:awful housing market.
:Hurricanes. High insurance
,costs. Battered retirement
:funds. And, perhaps, the end
:of the "9-11 effect," which
'demographer Jan Vink said


caused more people to move
out of New York to Florida
after the terrorism attacks in
2001. That migration spike
peaked in 2005, but Vink isn't
sure what has caused it to
taper off.
"Were houses getting too
expensive?" said Vink, who
works for Cornell
University's Program on
Applied Demographics in
New York. "Did people start
to feel nervous about the
downturn in the economy?"
Florida appears to be suf-
fering more than other states
that have lured large numbers
of newcomers in recent years.
United Van Lines, which
issues an annual summary of
where people are moving
based on its shipments, said
other warm-weather states
such as Alabama, Arizona,
Nevada, the Carolinas and
Texas continued to see signif-
icantly more people moving
in than leaving last year.
But Florida was losing its
pull, with roughly equal num-
bers of shipments entering
and leaving the state last year.,
As recently as 2003, the mov-
ing company reported it
hauled three shipments into
Florida for every two that left.
Population increases have
traditionally been the eco-
nomic engine in this state of
almost 19 million residents.
Enticed by subtropical weath-
er and relatively inexpensive
housing, new Florida resi-
dents bought homes, added to
the tax base and created
demand for new shopping
malls, schools and other
development.
While annual population
growth for the past decade ran
between 2 percent and 2.5
percent, it dropped to 0.7 per-
cent in 2008. Florida now has


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Migration To Florida
In the last 5 years there has been a 30 per-
cent reduction in the application for Florida
driver licenses by people from out of state.

Where They Came From In 2008
The areas in white did not have significant
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its highest unemployment rate
in 16 years - 8.1 percent in
December - and one of the
nation's highest home fore-
closure rates. With thousands
leaving the state almost as fast
as others arrived, Florida's
population increased by only
about 127,000 last year.
Florida newcomer Adele
Coble has seen "some pretty
ugly stuff" since she moved to
Miami Beach from St. Louis.
New people she meets have
been laid off, and some
friends have been forced to
move out of their apartments
because their landlords' prop-
erties went into foreclosure.
"It's a little unnerving,"
said Coble, 26, who, moved
last year after her boyfriend
took a job in Miami. She has
been doing contract work for
a nonprofit while she contin-
ues her search for a full-time
job. She still enjoys calling
her family up north and let-
ting them know that she's


wearing shorts and flip-flops
while they suffer through the
dead of winter.
For Mike DeBartolo, mov-
ing to Florida was vital for his
cargo shipping company, no
matter what the statistics say.
He moved last June from
North Carolina to Broward
County.
"I really needed to be here
in order to operate," said
DeBartolo, 36, whose busi-
ness is concentrated in Port
Everglades outside Fort
Lauderdale and at the Port of
Miami. "This is definitely the
place to be since most of our
customers are in Latin
America."
For those still moving to
Florida, the AP analysis found
that , Miami-Dade and
Broward counties remain the
No. 1 and No. 2 destinations
for new applicants for Florida
driver's licenses, as they were
five years ago.
Orange County replaced


Palm Beach County as the No.
3 destination for out-of-
staters.
For New Yorkers still set on
Florida, Palm Beachf and
Broward remained the top
destinations. Among all new-
comers, Liberty County in the
Panhandle was the least popu-
lar.
Demographers aren't sure
whether the drop in new
Florida transplants, particu-
larly New Yorkers, is tempo-
rary or long-term.
"Once the economy
improves, will there be a
flood out of New York?" said
Warren Brown, a demograph-
er at the University of
Georgia, who until this year
directed Cornell University's
"Program on Applied
Demographics in New York.
"That's one possibility. The
other is that the glow of going
to Florida has been dimin-
ished by property insurance
and other costs."


Facts About
Florida Migration
* Florida remains the top
choice of New Yorkers
relocating out of the
Northeast, ahead of North
Carolina, California,
Virginia and Georgia, even
though that number has
dropped by almost 30 per-
cent over five years.
* Last year, the. top-
states from which appli-
cants for Florida drivers
licenses originated were
New York (42.000),
Georgia (21,000), New
Jersey (20.000), Michigan
(19,000) and Pennsylvania
(17,500). In 2003, the top
five states were New York
(76,000), New Jersey
(31,000), Georgia
(29,000), Ohio (24,500)
and Pennsylvania (24,200).
* The states that pro-
duced the fewest Florida
transplants last year, as
well as five years ago, -
were two of the least pop-
ulated states: North
Dakota and Wyoming.
* Considered as a group,
the largest number of new
applicants were foreigners
last year, as in 2003.
Coming from more than
200 countries, they made
up almost 70,000 appli-
cants last year and more
than 83,000 applicants in
2003.
* The average age of the
new applicant last year
was 42, as it was in 2003,
indicating that people
moving to Florida skewed
toward a working age
population rather than
retirees.

The AP analysis ignored net
migration, which also would
have included outbound moves
of Floridians to other states.
Because it used driver's liceis-
es, the analysis oily considered
new residents over age 16.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


Laura's
Look
Laura Ware

90 minutes

in Houston

I'm typing this while I sit
on the floor at the George
Bush Intercontinental Airport
in Houston. Yes, the floor. I'll
explain.
. First, let me say I'm not in
Houston because I want to be.
I want to be in Oregon, where
I'll be attending a writer's
workshop for the next few
days. I will eventually get
there sometime in the next
few hours - I'm not sure
exactly how many hours it'll
take because I'm changing
time zones and getting con-
fused in general.
Before people who like
Texas send me e-mail to pret-
ty much yell at me, I'll say I
have nothing against Texas
per se. I'll admit I haven't had
much luck with Texas - the
state lost some of its charm a
number of years ago when we
had a car catch fire and burn
while driving through Texas.
I know it's not the state's
fault. But it didn't leave a
positive impression.
I suppose given the eco-
nomic crisis I should be grate-
ful to be in any airport at the
moment. I was pleasantly sur-
prised when I arrived at
Tampa International Airport
and actually had my check-in
go without a hitch. The flight "
took off on time, got to
Houston on time, and for once
I didn't have to travel across
the state to get to my connect-
ing gate.
*Because of all this lovely'
on-timeness, I had about 90
minutes to kill before I stuffed
myself in a plane for some-
thing like four hours.
:Of course, 90 minutes is
not enough time for someone
td leave an airport and
explore, especially a direc-
tionally challenged someone
such as myself. So I had to
figure out what to do.
One thing I decided to do
was eat. Continental Airlines,
like many others, has defined
a meal as "just enough food to
keep the passengers from
attacking us with plastic
forks." I decided if I was
going to deal with that I
would get something before-
hind. So I indulged in a sand-
wich and a slice of chocolate
cake.
-The cake was tasty. The
sandwich was OK. I'll give
the airport points for the cake.
,One reason I strongly dis-
like the Houston airport
brings me to the part where
I'mp sitting on the floor. This
has to do with their lack of
sympathy for those of us who
use computers.
S For one thing, they charge
for Internet access. And it's
not just a little - it's a lot
more than someone like me is
going to pay for less than two
hours. I'm not saying they
don't have a right to charge
for the service. I just think it's
mean.
For another, they have
almost no power outlets in
convenient places for laptop
users like myself to plug into.
This wouldn't be as much of a
hassle as it is at the moment
because the current battery in
my laptop computer is a bat-
tery in name only - without
AC power my computer shuts
down faster than it boots up.
So that's why I'm sitting on
the floor of the airport next to
a ladies room, plugged into
the first working outlet I
found, typing this column. I
figure I have time to finish
this, spell-check it, and then
save it before I shut down my
computer and head for my
gate.


.So in a few minutes I will
bid farewell to Houston, at
least until Monday when I get
to do it all over again.
,,Maybe someday I'll actual-
ly be in Houston because I
want to be. Until then, anyone
want to buy me some Internet
time?

Laura Ware can be contacted by
e-mail at bookwormlady@
emnbarqmail.com


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


' Four-day school week not a smart idea

NEWS-SUN A recent surge across No, schools are not day cares, but the for those extra hours?
EW2-2U.. 2oChthe nation for rest of the working world in this country The current economic shortfalls are a
2227 U.S.27 South / the nation or is based around the five-day work week, real-life opportunity for problem solv-
Sebring, Fla. 33870 sc A Schools to consider and paying for that extra day needed to ing, and it may even be beneficial t6
CLARISSA WILLIAMS a four-day week has come take care of those under 16 years old involve the kids.
Publisher up for discussion in will create a lot more latchkey kids and Brainstorming for unique ideas and
Ext. 515 up for discussion i unsafe environments, direction is an excellent opportunity to
clarissa.williams@newssun.com Florida. It would put kids on the streets on that involve the whole community in raising


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CIRCULATION
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PRE-PRESS
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Proponents say that the shorter week
saves money on transportation, cuts
salary expenditures and gives that extra
day for homework and family time.
We here at the News-Sun believe that
a four-day week for all schools is a hor-
rible idea.
It might work at the high school level,
but for the other grades it does not fit
and would not save enough money to
overcome the issues it will create.
First and foremost, the cut here could
create a spiral of job turnover that would
plunge our county further into a reces-
sion. Smart teachers would migrate
away from districts that just pay part-
time.
This would also push the burden of
day care back onto the already over-
taxed parents who are also facing eco-
nomic woes and job cuts.


off day, possibly creating more issues
for police and other authorities.
A four-day week would cut into valu-
able classroom time in a county already
struggling to make the grade.
The savings on electricity are almost
non-existent - you can not turn off air
conditioners for three days in Florida
without having mold and mildew issues.
Going to a four-day school week
would be like cutting off your feet to
save money on shoes.
The school district is not making a
product, like cheese, but training chil-
dren, and there are alternatives to a four-
day week.
Going to a shorter week will also
mean longer days. Many believe this
will put extra stress on the teachers and
students alike, and that the longer days
will cut into extracurricular activities.
, Can you see a 6-year-old sitting still


our children.
Ask for ideas, and consider then
carefully.
Additionally, there are other solutions
out there that can help relieve some of
the financial strain.
Such as college-like auditorium class-
es for some subjects, combining certain
classes to save on space and utilities or
cutting administration salaries to the
bone.
There are options out there other than
a four-day week, and we encourage the
school board to be leaders and innova-
tors in these drastic times.
Get away from the 19th century
model of teaching and move into the
now.
Unless the rest of the country adopts a
shorter week, for now we think the
school district should not consider it for
all schools.


EXPRESSIONS OF FREE SPEECH

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EDITORIAL
Broadcasting & Cable, 2007


TODAY'S LETTERS


Why are the trees
disappearing?
Editor:
Open Letter to the Board
of County Commissioners:
There is little doubt that
most people understand the
important values that trees
have in our quality of life.
For example: Trees increase
property values, reduce cool-
ing costs, reduce air polu-
tion, reduce water usage,
reduce run-off and - accord-
ing to facts conatined in an
official publication by
Florida Power - "Trees
properly located along traffic
corridors slow traffic thereby
reducing road rage."
Therefore, county com-
missioners, you will excuse
me for being extremely upset
by seeing the removal of all
the trees on Tomoka
Boulevard. There was a nice
mixture of pine, bottle brush
and even a stately palm tree
that were cut down and
stumps removed as well. I
travel that way at least three
times per month and in my
controlled rage I now report
this to you. Investigation of
the circumstances reveals
that three entities - the hos-
pital on the south, the nurs-
ing home to the north and
the community of Tomoka
Heights - all asked the coun-
ty to remove the trees as
they wanted to landscape the
median in order to "beautify
the area." The trees were no
threat to underground utili-
ties.
County Engineer Ramon
Gavarrete verified the fact of
the three entities being
involved: the reason for the
removal of the trees, and the
cost to remove, $2,400 was
paid for with taxpayer
money. It is my contention
that the $2,400 cost should
have been paid by the three


entities requesting the tree
removal, not county taxpay-
ers.
There are several ques-
tions that now should be
asked by the board of county
commissioners: When does
the county get reimbursed?
Who will design the land-
scaping? Will native plants
be used? Who will put in the
irrigation system? Who will.
pay for the water use? Who
will have the responsibility
of maintaining the plantings?
Who will pay for replacing
and replanting bushes and
shurbs that "don't make it"?
Most troubling to me as
part of my investigation into
this fiasco was an admission
by the county engineer that
this removal of trees will
occur again, and again, in
other parts of Highlands
County. Are we allowing our
tree ordinance to be ignored?
Is there a tree ordinance?
Hank Kowalski
Lake Placid


Progress Energy
providing price relief
Editor:
Last week (Feb. 12)
Progress Energy announced
its commitment to reduce
our customers' bills in 2009
by more than $400 million.
We are extremely pleased
that we are able to provide
immediate price relief for
our customers during this
unprecedented economic cli-
mate.
Raising rates is never
something we like to do, and
we understand it has been
extremely difficult for many
of our customers. We've lis-
tened to our customers' con-
cerns and feel that, if
approved by the Public
Service Commission, our
proposal will give customers
some much needed help by
decreasing remaining 2009
customers' bills by $15.08
per month per 1,000 kilo-
watt-hours for residential


customers, starting with the
first April billing cycle. If
approved by the PSC, this
proposal will also give us
some additional time to work
with legislators to find alter-
native ways to encourage
nuclear development, while
lessening the immediate
impact on our customers.
Customers can see addi-
tional bill relief by taking
advantage of the company's
energy-efficiency programs.
We strongly encourage cus-
tomers to have a free home
or business energy check to
learn how to use electricity
more wisely. Since the pro-
gram began in 1981,
Progress Energy has helped
customers save more than
$900 million in energy costs.
Visit www.savethewatts.com
to learn more.
We will continue to work
hard each and every day to
bring you the safe, reliable
electricity you depend on.
We will also continue to
implement Florida public
policy to reduce greenhouse
gas and other emissions,
decrease dependence on fos-
sil fuels, expand existing
nuclear power generation
and increase generation effi-
ciency through repowering
and other improvements.
Suzanne Grant
Progress Energy
spokesperson

Prices at thrift
stores are too high
Editor:
I agree with the letter that
Judith Hinkle wrote, but not
only has Progress Energy
gotten out of hand, all the
stores and thrift shops are


pricing theirselves right out'
of customers.
I can't understand why
Glades Electric can't take
over the county. They are a
much better provider of our
electrical needs.
I have lived in this county
more than 20 years and this
county is going downhill
with the price gouging that
is going on in these times.
The Dollar Tree can .sell a
loaf of wheat bread for a $1;
the same loaf is $2.79 in the
food chains. Why?
Then there are the thrift
stores, "all items are donat-
ed." Yet the prices are out of
sight.
When the thrift stores
were created it was for peo-
ple on low income, now they
are for the rich. There is not
one thrift store left in this
county that I can afford to
go into. I have been going
out of the county for every-
thing I can get.,I save any-
where from $150-$200 a
month by not shopping in
this county.
These businesses need to
wake up and start treating
their customers with cour-
tesy and respect, which has
gone out the window in
these times. If it wasn't for
the consumer they would not
have jobs. A lot of places
that used to be there are no
more. The residents of this
county, if you have any
items not wanted, give to
Dolphin House or the Baptist
Church on the Parkway.
They really help those in
need. Don't give to the
"thrift shops;" maybe then
they will get a wake up call..
Judy Herring
Sebring


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


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Co-op hosts pancake
breakfast today
'LAKE PLACID - The
Caladium Arts and Crafts
Cooperative will host a pan-
cake breakfast from 7:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Breakfast is served in the
classroom area.
, The menu consists of two
sausage links, choice of cof-
fee, milk, or juice and all
you can eat pancakes. Adults
pay $5 and children 12 and
under pay $3.
The Co-op is at 132 E.
Interlake Blvd. Call 699-
5940 or visit the Web site at
www.caladiumarts.org for
more information.

Shrine ladies play
bunco on Tuesday
AVON PARK - The pub-
lic is invited to play Bunco
at the Highlands Shrine
Club, 2604 S.R. 17 South at
noon Tuesday. The event is
open to new and experi-
enced players; cost is $2 per
person. Call 471-2425 for
information.

Rain garden
workshop is Tuesday
OKEECHOBEE - Rain
gardens are a convenient and
attractive way to collect
rainwater and allow it to
trickle through the soil.
They help reduce the storm
water runoff from your yard.
To learn more about rain
gardens and to plan your
own garden, come to this
informative workshop from
1-2:30 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.
[Tuesday at Okeechobee
County Extension Service,
:458 U.S. 98 North.
Space is limited and pre-
registration is required. Call
(863) 763-6469 to sign up.


Woman's Club hold a
bunco party
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Woman's Club
will hold a bunco party at
11:30 a.m. Thursday at the
clubhouse at 10 N. Main
Ave. Cost is $6, which
includes a light lunch. For
reservations, call Sandy Arch
at 465-7563.
If you cannot attend, call
to cancel.

Pennsylvania
Association of School
Retirees to meet
SEBRING - The Citrus
Chapter of the Pennsylvania
Association of School
Retirees will meet at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March'3 at the Inn
On the Lakes.
All former Pennsylvania
school staff members and
their guests who reside full
or part time in this area are
invited to attend the lunch-
eon get-together to socialize
and discuss post-retirement
concerns. 0. James Davis,
legislative chairman of Out-
of-State Region 13, will
inform those in attendance
of the latest legislative news
from Harrisburg.
For information or reser-
vations, call President
Colleen Moore at 385-9128
or 402-5631 before
Thursday.

Dessert Card Party
slated for Thursday
SEBRING - The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring,
4260 Lakeview Drive
(across the street from
Veteran's Beach), will host a
dessert card party at 11:30
a.m. Thursday. The event is
open to players of cards,


bridge and other games.
Cost is $3 per person.
Phone 471-0904 for reserva-
tions.

Library offers
reverse mortgage
seminar
LAKE PLACID - The
new StART Project at Lake
Placid Library is presenting
a seminar by Wauchula State
Bank's Eduardo Maldonado
that deals with the subject of
reverse mortgages. The sem-
inar will be presented at 2
p.m. Thursday.
The so called "reverse
mortgage" is a loan against
the equity a person has in his
or her home. Maldonado will
discuss specifics.
For more information or
to reserve seats, telephone
699-3705 and ask for
Kathleen Montgomery.

25th annual PLVFD
barbecue is today
LAKE PLACID - Tim
Rippey is coming back to
Lake Placid for his 12th year
entertaining at the Placid
Lakes Volunteer Fire
Department barbecue. This
is the 25th year for the fire-
men's barbecue, featuring a
half a barbecued chicken,
baked beans, coleslaw and
potato salad. Drinks and
dessert are also provided.
Rippey is versatile, enter-
taining and talented and will
sing from noon to 4 p.m.
Spend the afternoon listen-
ing to his wide variety of
songs.
The fundraising event is
scheduled from 12-4 p.m.
today at the Placid Lakes
Town Hall, 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. Tickets for the
meal are $8; the entertain-
ment is free. Kids' tickets


OBITUARIES


Kenneth Kreutzer
;^ S Kenneth
; Kreutzer, 71, of
Lake Placid died
Feb. 19, 2009.
Born in Missouri, he has win-
:tered in Lake Placid the past
:eight years. He served 25
:years in the U.S. Navy, serv-
'ing in the Vietnam War. He
.was a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church in
bwensville, Mo.
He is survived by his wife,
ginger; children, Dale, Lynn
,Wingerberg and Terry; and
seven grandchildren.
He will be interred in the
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
in Owensville. Funeral
arrangements are under the
direction of Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Valerie McDonough
Valerie L. McDonough,
61, died Feb. 19, 2009. Born
in Queens, N.Y., she moved
to Sebring in 2003. She was a'
homemaker and a member of
St. Catherine Catholic
Church.,
She is survived by her hus-
band, Don; daughter, Melissa
Billand; son, Capt. Darren
McDonough; brother,
William Hanlon; and five
grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 6
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the
chapel of Dowden Funeral
Home, Sebring, with Father
Jose Gonzalez officiating.
The family will receive
friends from 5 p.m. until
service time.


John Moody III
John B. Moody III, 90, of
Lake Placid died Feb. 17,
2009. A retired chief
mechanical officer with the
airlines, he moved to Lake
Placid 16 years ago. He was-
of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his wife,
Polly; daughter, Penny
Cherry; sister, Helen; broth-
er, Ashby; two grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Private services were held
for the family. Arrangements
entrusted to the Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

George Mullen
George L.
Mullen, 82," of
Sebring died Feb.
18, 2009. Born in
Rossi, N.Y., he had been a
resident of Sebring since
1990. He retired in 1988,
after working as a superin-
tendent at Gouverneur Talc
Co. He was a veteran of
World War II, serving in the
U.S. Marines and was a
member of Our Lady of
Grace Catholic Church in
Avon Park.
He is survived by his wife,
Betty Lou; daughters,
Kathleen Chiang and Kelley
Weed; and three grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service will be
was held Feb. 21 at Our Lady
of Grace Catholic Church,
Avon Park, with Father Nike
McLaughlin officiating.
Memorial donations may be
made to Church Service


Center of Avon Park, 198
Rowe St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Cremation arrange-
ments are efltrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Robert Plott
R o b e r t
B McFadden Plott,
I 84, of Sebring
died Feb. 17,
2009. Born in St. Pauls, N.C.,
he was a truck driver, of the
Baptist faith and had served
in the United States Army.
He is survived by his sons,
Robert Jr. and Glen.
Burial will be at 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25 in the
Sarasota VA National
Cemetery. Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park, is in charge of arrange-
ments.

Meralda Wenner
Meralda Cordelia Wenner,
92, of Sebring died Feb. 19,
2009, in Sebring. Born in
Monroe County, N.Y., she
had been a resident of
Sebring since 1988. She was
a homemaker and a member
of St. Catherine Catholic"
Church in Sebring.
She is survived by her
daughters, Barbara Herman
and Marlene Smith; two
grandchildren and one great-
granddaughter.
Cremation arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.


for a hot dog, a cookie and
drink will be $4.
The bounce house will be
set up for kids of all ages to
enjoy.
The firemen also provide
a convenient drive up for
those who cannot stay to eat.
Some of the proceeds
from the barbecue fund
scholarships for those
attending fire standards,
E.M.T. or paramedic school.

Music Makers play
at Recreation Club
SEBRING - Woodhaven
Music Makers will perform
from 2-4 p.m. (food and
doors open at 1 p.m.) today
at the Sebring Recreation
Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave.
(behind Sebring Police
Station). Open to the public.
There will be polka music,
waltz music and marches.,
A freewill offering will be
received for the band.
Donations accepted for food.
For more information, call
385-2966 or Mary Lou Flora
at 314-9652.

Southern Starz play
at Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host music by Southern
Starz from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
today.
For more information, call


465-0131.

Garden club plans
bus trip
LAKE PLACID - Lake
Placid Garden Club to hold a
bus trip tb Harry P. Leu
Gardens and to the Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs
headquarters in Winter Park
on Thursday. Cost is $35.
Price includes bus, lunch
and admission to the gar-
dens. For more information
or to make reservations, call
465-1269.

VFW 4300 host
German Fest
SEBRING - The Sebring
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host German
Fest music at 2 p.m. today
and music by Frank "E"
from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
For details, call 385-8902.

Winter Haven
Orchids guest at
society meeting
SEBRING - The Orchid
Society of Highlands County
will hold its monthly meet-
ing at 7 p.m. Monday. The
meeting will be held at the
Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural
Center, 4509 George Blvd.
This month's speaker will
be Keith Emig, owner of
Winter Haven Orchids. His


presentation will be on
mounting orchids and he will
have plants for sale.
Guests are always wel-
come and participants do not
have to be knowledgeable of
orchids to attend.
The society will also be
hold its third annual orchid
show on March 28 and 29 at
the agricultural center. For
additional information con-
tact Ed Fabik, 465-2830, e- .
mail
orchidmanl24@yahoo.com
or go to the Web site at
http://orchidsocietyhigh-
lands.org/.

Lodge celebrates
Mardi Gras
SEBRING - Mardi Gras
will be celebrated at the
Sebring Elks Lodge from
4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Members and guests, price is
$7 per person and music is
provided by Dan Patrick.
A King and Queen will be ,
crowned at 5 p.m. and prizes
will be awarded for best cos- ,
tumes.

Moose serve
breakfast buffet
SEBRING - The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 breakfast"
buffet will be served from
8:30-11 a.m. today for $5.
For details, call 655-3920.


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Sheriff

sets goals
Continued from page 1A
suggested by thq commu-
nity and HCSO staff.
"Additional input we
give them today will
impact some of. the
changes we will see over
the next two or three
years," Ingler said. "I think
they will react .to it and
address these issues."
Some of the topic, that
topped the list were sub-
stance abuse, mental
health, violent crimes and
gangs.
Traffic wasn't as hot a
topic as it was in years
past, and Benton attributes
that to stepping up
enforcement and taking
other steps to curb ui-
sances like illegal ATV
usage.
The main goals that
encompass more than 100
objectives include creating
safer neighborhoods,
enhancing vehicle safety,
assuring . accountability,
providing a professional
work. environment that
attracts a diverse group of
employees, and. the fifth
goal, added in 2007, to
assure effective court and
detention security servic-
es.
New this year in the
strategic planning process
was priori-
tizing the
objectives
due to budg-
et con-
straints.
"If we fedl
Benton strongly we
will have to
reduce our budget due to
revenue shortfalls, we
need to prioritize what we
do," Benton said.
In the pasr.the HCSO
tried to accomplish all the
goals in the strategic plan
and budgeted to do so.
"Historically in public
entities you.' get' a budget
and then your activities are
based on the funding you
have," Benton said. "When
you create a strategic plan,
you conduct the plan and
set out goals and objec-
tives, then you cost out
how much it will cost to
implement that plan."
This allows the commu-
nity to be in charge of the
agency and not the budget.
"Who drives the ship?"
Benton asked. "The budget
or the community who say
that is what we want that
agency to do?"
The meeting divided
community input into four
"buckets." First were the
jobs that are legally and.
statutorily required of the
HCSO.
. The next were jobs that
were "essential or neces-
sary." As the list continued
towards lower priority
items, it grew progressive-
ly smaller.
The last two buckets
consisted of "important"
items, and finally items
that were "not that impor-
tant but nice things to do,"
Benton said.
"There were very few
things in bucket number
four," Benton said. "Even
those things we could
eliminate were things that
were not, very costly."
After the meeting
Benton said she was look-
ing forward to the chal-
lenges the upcoming year
will bring, mostly from a
budget standpoint.
"It will be a challenge to
create a budget that will
meet the community's


expectations," she said.


News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


Soup For The Arts fundraiser at SHS


News-Sun photos by
KATARA SIMMONS
Senior Ian McQueen (above,
right) and Nathan Van Dam work
on a pottery wheel while others
look on and Johny Zadek (bottom
photo) looks over an extensive
collection of bowls during
Thursday night's 'Soup up the
Arts' fundraiser at Sebring High
School. Students in the Art Club
spent more than 600 hours mak-
ing 550 and donated half of the
money raised from the event to
help with medical expensed for a
local child. The other half went to
college scholarships.


Chinese drywall haunts house


Continued from page 1A
Colorado, Georgia,
Louisiana, Maryland,
Nevada, New Jersey, New
Mexico, North and South
Carolina, Virginia and Texas.
Now, three years after
moving in, the Willises are
afraid they may have to tear
out the drywall, the insula-
tion, the wiring and the
plumbing in their house, and
maybe even tear the whole
thing down.
. They have already had to
replace the air conditioning
coils four times in three
years, and the TV and other
electronics twice.
"We worked hard on this
house. We put a lot of effort
into building this place. We
were involved in every step.
We help lay he tiles and paint
the walls,' Mary Willis said.
They are not angry with
the contractor, who had no
way of knowing the drywall
was toxic, and they are not
angry with the local inspec-
tors.
"How could they know in
good faith that anything was
wrong?" Ryan asked.
But they are angry with the
manufacturing company.
"They knew there was a
problem," Ryan Willis said.
"They told the distributors to
ignore the bad smell."
Fearful of what the insur-
ance company might tell
them, the young couple are
waiting for some toxicology
results to come back before
they start making calls, but
Ryan is not optimistic about
the outcome.
"The insurance company
will probably tell us it is not
covered. And we will be back
in the same boat where we
are now," Ryan said. "It is
going to cost a lot of money
to gut this place and start
over."
The pair are telling their
story in the hopes that others
who have the same symp-
toms in their house can iden-
tify the problem.
They have heard that other
houses build in Highlands
County around three years
ago may have the same prob-
lems.
"We are not the only ones
in the area who have this
problem," Ryan said.
"This can lead to health
*


issues. Sulfur gas is heavier
than air, so it settles near the
floor where children and pets
are. I have had spells of
dizziness and breathing prob-
lems, and we did not know
why at first," Mary said.
What can others do if they
suspect their home may have
this problem? Mary suggests
calling the Health
Department first.
"That's what we did. And
the Health Department can
do some tests and let anyone
know if their house can cause
health problems," Mary said.
According to Internet
research, hundreds houses on
the Florida coast and around
* the country have already dis-
mcovered that they have this
problem as well.
A class-action lawsuit was
filed last week by a Bonita
Springs law firm Parker
Waichman Alonso on behalf
of any homeowner in the
state-of Florida with a home
built with the defective dry-
wall.


For now, Mary and Ryan
are waiting on the Heath
Department results before
making any more decisions.


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Obama: People should see

tax cut help by April 1


By LIZ SIDOTI
Associated Press
WASHINGTON - It
took only weeks for the
notoriously slow Congress
to pass the $787 billion eco-
nomic stimulus package.
President Barack Obama
signed it into law less than
one month into his presi-
dency.
So when should most
people hope to start seeing
the benefits of tax cuts in it?
By April 1, according to
the president.
"Never before in our his-
tory has a tax cut taken
effect faster or gone to so
many hardworking
Americans," Obama said
Saturday in his weekly
radio and Internet address.
The president said his
signature two-year "Making
Work Pay" tax break will
affect 95 percent of work-
ing families, and, in six
weeks' time, a typical fami-
ly will start taking home at
least $65 more every
month.
Taxpayers won't get a
separate check mailed to
them like many did with
last year's one-time pay-
ment designed by the Bush
administration to help boost
the economy.
Instead, Obama's credit
- up to $400 credit for
individuals and up to $800
credit for married couples
- is to be doled out


through the rest of the year
through paychecks. Most
workers are to see about a
$13 per week increase in
their take-home pay. In
2010, the credit would be
about $7.70 a week, if it is
spread over the entire year.
People who do not earn
enough money to owe
income taxes 4Fp eligible
for the credit, ar attempt to
offset the pa} roll taxes they
pay.
But the credit is phased
out for higher-income tax-
payers, defined as individu-
als who have a modified
adjusted gross income of
between $75,000 and
$95,000, and married cod-
ples filing jointly who make
between $150,000 and
$190,000. Thus, the adminri-
istration says many of them
will see little or no change
in their paychecks.
With employers and pay-
roll companies responsible
for making the necessary
changes, no worker has to
fill out a new W-4 with-
holding form or do anything
else to get the credit. The
Internal Revenue Service,
however, is suggesting that
individuals and couples
with multiple jobs submit a
revised withholding form to
be on the safe side. And, it's
always a good idea for peo-
ple to keep a close eye on
pay stubs to make sure their
money is included.


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BUSINESS


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Avoid costly penalties

for late tax filing


Be forewarned:
Income tax season
is upon us.
Procrastination is
probably never a
good thing, but
when it c6mes to
the IRS, it can be
downright expen-
sive. To help keep P
you on track, I've
compiled,a few F
suggestions that can
save you last-
minute grief- and
money:
* Meet IRS deadlines
-Make sure you postmark
electronically file your 2
tax return by no later tha
April 15; otherwise, you
may incur a late-filing pe
ty that's generally 5 perc
of taxes owed, per partia
full month, plus interest.
As long as you meet tl
filing deadline - even if
to request an extension -
monthly penalty drops to
percent, plus interest.
Contact the IRS ahead ol
time if you won't be able
pay your taxes on time; t
may even waive the pena
ties, depending on your c
cumstances. Call 800-829
1.040 or visit www.irs.go
for more information.
* Quarterly tax filers
you file quarterly estimal
taxes (as many retirees an
self-employed people do;
April 15 is. also the deadly
to make your first quarter
2009 estimated tax paym
even if you don't file a 2
return until later in the ye
* Know tax code
changes. As usual, there
numerous changes to the
code for 2008. Visit the
"1040 Central" section oi
the IRS Website
(www.irs.gov/individuals
learn more.
A few highlights of the
changes for 2008:
+ People who don't it
ize deductions can now a
up to $500 ($1,000 for cc
pies filing jointly) in prop
ty taxes paid to their stan
dard deduction amount.
* For 2008 and 2009,
people over 70.5 can don;
up to $100,000 from theii
IRAs to charity without f
having to declare the-dist
bution as taxable income.
This is particularly advan
geous for those who don'
itemize deductions..
* Several other taxpay
benefits that had expired
have been reinstated for
2008 and 2009, including


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# state and local
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for up to $250 in
expenses; and the
Personal above-the-line
deduction for up to
Finance $4,000 in qualified
J.aso7n college tuition and
Alderman fees.
+ Ask for help.
If calculating your own
s. taxes is too confusing or
or time-consuming, consider
008 hiring a professional. A
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you a bundle by finding hid-
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lent cost is an issue, several free
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military and 16w- and mid-
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only The IRS sponsors the
- the Volunteei Income Tax
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and Tax Counseling for the
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al- AARP volunteers provide
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9- and middle-income taxpay-
v ers, particularly those over
age 60 (www.aarp.org
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ted Military personnel and
nd their families worldwide can
), get free assistance through a
line program overseen by the
r Armed Forces Tax Council
ent, and offered through VITA.
008 Check with your base for
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* Avoid common mis-
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tax fill in incorrect, illegible or
incomplete identification
n information, forget to sign
and date the return, don't
) to attach needed documentation
anrd supplemental forms or
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Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Stevens
Construction Inc. has been-
awarded the contract for the'
construction of a 30,000-
square-foot, 16-bed, hospice
house by Good Shepherd'
Hospice. The inpatient and
residential care facility will
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Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers encourages

consumers to take proper tax deductions


Special to the News-Sun
TALLAHASSEE -With the April 15
income tax filing deadline just around
the corner, people are likely gathering
their tax documents and scheduling an
appointment with their tax profession-
al to have their tax return completed.
As consumers prepare for this process,
the Florida Association of Mortgage
Brokers encourages everyone to make
sure they take all mortgage-related
deductions they are entitled to for their
principal residence, such as interest
paid on a current mortgage.
The FAMB recommends that con-
sumers consider the following tax tips:
* If you have refinanced or sold
your home within calendar year 2008,
bring your settlement statement to your
tax professional to make sure you are
taking all of the deductions possible.
You can also deduct points on closing
costs for the year the home was pur-
chased.
+ Private Mortgage Insurance
(PMI) is tax deductible for consumers


whose personal adjusted gross income
is $100,000 or less per year. Speak
with your tax professional to see if you
qualify for this deduction.
* Real estate taxes that you paid
and property taxes are deductible.
* A first-time homebuyer's tax
credit is available until Dec. 1, 2009
for new home owners who qualify.
* "Green" additions to your home,
such as energy-efficient appliances, are
tax deducible according to the new
economic stimulus package signed by
President Obama.
+ If you have recently refinanced,
make sure to take appropriate credit for
interest paid to your previous lender.
* If you are using part of your
home for a business office, bring the
total square footage of your home and
the square footage you are using for
the office, as well as your expenses
including insurance so that you can
discuss with your tax professional the
best treatment for taxes.
* If you have made home improve-


ments, keep your receipts. Even
though they might not -be tax
deductible they can be used to reduce
your taxable gain when you eventually
sell your home.
* If you have to make permanent
improvements to your home because of
a medical condition (prescribed in
writing by your doctor), such as
installing air-conditioning or handicap
ramps, these expenses may be partially
deductible.
* If you have moved more than 50
miles away, you can deduct the cost of
moving yourself, household goods and
vehicles to your new home.
* Use the 1098 interest form for. the.
mortgage interest paid on an annual
basis.
FAMB exists to advance the mort-
gage broker profession through advo-
cacy, education and ethical practice.
For more information or to find a mort-
gage broker in your area, visit the con-
sumer information page on the FAMB
web site at www.famb.org.


Top volunteer


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Major Mary Holmes of the Salvation Army (left) presents
advisory board member Mary Strenth with the Salvation
Army's Volunteer of the Year award recently at the Sebring
Civic Center during the Salvation Army's fith annual Civic
Luncheon. Volunteer work is very important to Strenth,
who is currently serving as president-elect for the Sebring
Noon Rotary club. "I feel like I'm giving back to the com-
munity by helping others in need," she said. While dona-
tions to the Salvation Army are down slightly, there are
many more people the group is trying to help, Holmes said.
The luncheon is put on to thank donors for their support
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www.newssun.comrn News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


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 deci-
sion or mail a copy to the
paper and the News-Sun will
be happy to report that infor-
mation. The News-Sun is at
2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,
FL 33870.

The following people were
booked into Highlands
County Jail on Thursday,
Feb. 19:
* Daniel Alcantarra, 30, of
Sebring, was charged with
violation of municipal ordi-
nance.
* Julia Edna Arellano, 20,
of Sebring, was charged with
failure to appear for misde-
meanor offense.
* Arlando Boykin, 30, of
Sebring, was charged with
simple assault for intent to
threat to do violence.
* Terrell Devon Carpenter,
21, of Lake Placid, was
charged with two counts out-
of-county warrants on
charges of sale and posses-
sion of cocaine less than 20
grams.
* Melvin Daniels, 19, of
Avon Park, wias charged with
violation of probation.
* Lorisma William Desilus,
20, of Avon Park, was
charged with possession of
marijuana within 1,000 feet
of a church with intent to


sell, manufacture, deliver.
* Delmas Monroe Hall, 62,
was charged with disorderly
intoxication in a public place.
* Michael John Hanners,
47, of Venus, was charged
with criminal registration for
lewd or lascivious act on a
child under 14 years of age.
* Richard Eric Haskett, 57,
of Avon Park, was charged
with DUI first offense.
* Tratavis Markai Holmes,
23, of Lake Placid, was
charged with violation of
probation.
* Lawrence Douglas Ijames,
48, of Sebring, was charged
with criminal registration for
third offense of driving with
a license suspended or
revoked.
* Manuel Monroe
McKnight, 57, of Sebring,
was charged with failure to
appear for a misdemeanor.
* Joseph Howard Milman,
20, of Sebring, was charged
with criminal registration for
burglary of a conveyance.
* Charles Howard
Norwood, 47, of Westland,
Mich., was charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
* Kevin Martinez Orozco,
19, of Avon Park, was
charged with possession of
narcotic eqiupment and pos-


session of marijuana.
* Kenneth Russel Porter,
50, of Satsuma, was charged
with DUI, first offense.
* Franquere Leslie
Robinson, 22, of Lake Placid,
was charged with failure to
appear for misdemeanor.
* Rigoberto Rodriguez, 21,
of Frostproof, was charged
with out-of-county warrant.
* Jesus Ronquillo, 50, of
Sebring, was charged with
violation of a municipal ordi-
nance.
* Marci Ellen Smith, 32, of
Avon Park, was charged with
non-support of children or
spouse.
* Ronald Ernest Sturgeon,
35, of Sebring, was charged
with criminal registration ref-
erence burglary of a
dwelling.
* Jose Bautista Tellez, 23,
of Dover, was charged with
operating a motor vehicle
without a valid driver
license.
* Adam Marc Turetsky, 44,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with littering over 500
pounds a commercial haz-
zard, fairlue to store, process
or dispose of solid waste
except at a permitted solid
waste dumping, failure to
store/dispose of solid waste
within 500 feet of potable
drinking water.
* Chevontray Cepus
Wilson, 18, of Lake Placid,
was charged with violation of
probation.
* Joshua Montrell Wilson,
22, of Fort Myers, was
charged with out-of-county
warrant.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 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.
* AmVets Post 21, serve 12
ounce New York strip steak
dinner from 4-6 p.m. on fourth
Sunday at 2029 U.S. 27 S.
Cost is $7.50. For details, call
385-0234.
* Inerstate chapter of
A.B.A.T.E. meets the last
Sunday of every month at The
Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood
Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m.
* 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 qual-
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
Sunday 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.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
open and kitchen open from 2-
5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call


655-3920.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays ,
poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-
1448.
* Boy Scout Troop 482
meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@earthlink.net.
* Diabetes Support Group
meets the second and fourth
Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in
Florida Hospital Conference
Room 3 in Sebring. Call 402-
0177 for guest speaker list.
* Garden Club of Sebring
meets noon, fourth Monday,
Sebring Civic Center.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
the second and fourth Monday
at the Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association clubhouse,


3240 Grand Prix Drive (down
the street from Wal-Mart).
Dancing will be held every
month until April 2008.
Classes are being started now
in the Sebring and Lake Placid
area. For more information,
call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or
visit the Web site at wwwsam-
dun.net
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m.,'weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support-our
free equine assisted riding
program for adults and chil-
dren with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m.'
every Monday at Sebring High
School band room.
Experienced musicians are
welcome. Vic Anderson and
Colorado Paniagua conduct-
ing. Call 314-8877.
* Highlands County
Democratic Executive
Committee meets 7 p.m.
fourth Monday in the
Democratic Party
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring
Parkway, Sebring. For details,
call 699-6052.
* Highlands County Rotary
Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant,
Commerce Street, Sebring.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* Hope Hospice free grief
support group meets at 2 p.m.
at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion hall.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is
from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.


Sebring officials hoping to bring

old power station back to life


Continued from page 1A
windows alone will cost
from $15,000 to $20,000.
That does not include the
cost of repairing and refur-
bishing the metal frames.
There was no estimate on
repairing the corbels.
At the same time, the
building, which was con-
structed sometime in the
early to mid- '20s, is well
proportioned, made of an
attractive brick, and has a
well-balanced facade with
large windows. It has possi-
bilities - although for
whom and for what are wide
open questions.
Rectangular, the interior
is a single, wide open space.
Some 15 years ago there
was thought given to turning
the building into a library.


Head librarian Mary
Myers even got as far as
touring the site. "I thought,
what a great idea to reno-
vate," Myers said in an
interview. But the timing
and funding were off, so
nothing came of the idea.
Since the mid-'90s it has
been used for storage.
It is not an especially
interesting building in an
historical sense. Nothing of
note ever took place there.
But, for decades it housed
many of the generators used
to produce electricity for the
city, back when the city was
more of a town and provided
utilities itself. In that sense
it is a marker for a particular
era.
In any case, the time has
come when a decision needs
to be reached.


The council was present-
ed with three basic choices:
Tear it down, make the
repairs, or sell it. City staff
asked the council to create a
committee to look into the
options.
Council members John
Griffin and Scott Stanley
and Community
Redevelopment Agency
director Pete Pollard were
named as the committee.
Council member John
Clark hopes for citizen
involvement, and urged the
committee to "open up and
ask for ideas."
Because of the building's
age, the Historic
Preservation Commission
also will be a part of the
decision making.
The News-Sun welcomes
suggestions as well.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
A look at the interior of the old power station.

'Nunsense' coming to Tanglewood


Continued from page 2A
"Nunsense," then, is
mostly a play within a play,
with the real audience see-
ing what is going on behind
the scenes in front of the
pretend audience.
There's Sister Leo, played
by Sandy Radawiec, a
novice who always wanted
to be a ballerina. Sister Leo
is an innocent, however,
gullible and easily led
astray. This causes her prob-
lems as time goes on.
Poor Sister Amnesia,
brought to life by Carol
Amrein, was hit on the head
by a crucifix as a child and
has basically lost her memo-
ry ever since. She has an
alter-ego - a puppet named
Sister Mary Annette - who
can be counted on to say the
worst thing at the best time.
One of the nuns, Sister
Mary Robert Anne, played
by Erma Anderson, is a


street-wise veteran of
Brooklyn. She can strip a
car in less time than most
people take to turn the igni-
tion.
And finally there is Sister
Mary Hubert, plated -by
Barb Snyder. Sister Mary
Hubert is second in com-
mand at the conyint,. and
while she loves her sitter
nuns, including' Mother
Superior, she does itch to be
in charge herself.
The cast of five has put
not just hours, butt months of
work into the production.
Auditions were last year
and the actresses spent the
summer learning lines and
lyrics. Since then they have
met up to 10 hours a week.
At Thursday night's rehears-
al, singing acapella, they
had clearly mastered the
harmonies, their voices
blending nicely. ,
What they found the most
complicating, Schilffarth


said, was "singing, dancing
and acting all at the same
time."
Snyder made, perhaps, the
biggest sacrifice,. giving up
golf for six weeks and pick-
leball altogether to make
time for rehearsals and pre-
vent a possible sprained
ankle or worse prior to the
show.
The play is directed by
Joe Morano, who has years
of experience as the director
of a high school theater pro-
gram.
The actors will be accom-
panied by pianist Ruth Ann
Esseltine and drummer Don
Day.
A new system provides
professional-caliber light-
ing. The set was constructed
by a team of men working
under Sandy Van Straten.
. The Tanglewood box
office is open Thursdays
from 3-4 p.m. Call 382-8393
for information.


Boy, 11, charged with killing pregnant woman


Associated Press
WAMPUM, Pa. - An 11-year-old boy
has been charged in the death of a pregnant
woman who was found shot in a bedroom of
her western Pennsylvania farmhouse, police
said Saturday.
A statement from state police said the. boy
was charged with criminal homicide and
criminal homicide of an unborn child in the
killing of 26-year-old Kenzie Marie Houk.
The victim was 8 months pregnant.
The statement said the boy had been


arraigned in District Court and placed in the
Lawrence County jail.
Officers couldn't immediately say
Saturday whether the boy and the woman
were related and wouldn't give any other
details.
Police said Houk's 5-year-old "daughter
found her mother's body Friday morning in
a bedroom of their home in a wooded area in
the community of Wampum.
The rural community is about 35 miles
northwest of Pittsburgh.


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1050 Lega
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000068
DIVISION:
HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED
NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-3,
Plaintiff,
V.
MELANIE A. STARCHER A/K/A MELANIE
ANN STARCHER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MELANIE A. STARCHER A/K/A MELANIE
ANN STARCHER; BARNETT BANK OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendantss,
NOTICE OF ACTION
Melanie A. Starcher
A/K/A Melanie Ann Starcher
Last Known Address: 213 East Washingtonia
Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Current Address: Unknown
Previous Address: P.O. Box 3065, Lake Plac-
id, Florida 33852
ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
o INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
' DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
Last Known Addrbss: Unknown
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property In High-
lands County, Florida:
LOT NINE (9), BLOCK SIX (6), OF SECOND
RE-SUBDIVISION HOFFMANS GROVE ADDI-
TION TO LAKE STEARNS FLORIDA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96A, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
This property Is located at the Street address
of: 213 East Washingtonia Avenue, Lake Plac-
id, Florida 33852
has been. filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es on or before March 9, 2009, a date which
is within 30 days after the first publication, if
any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address Is 1701 West Hills-
boro Blvd., Suite 307, Deerfield Beach, Florida
33442, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or
Immediately./thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the Complaint or petition.
This Notice shall be published once a week for
two consecutive weeks In The News-Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court
on February 10, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
CLERK OF THE COURT


1050 Leg
(COURT SEAL)
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
February 22; March 1,2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-003-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CELIA VEGA A/K/A CELIA F. VEGA; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CELIA VEGA A/K/A
CELIA F. VEGA; LISVANYS SORMELLER
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISVANYS
SORMELLER; 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;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CELIA VEGA A/K/A CELIA F. VEGA; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CELIA VEGA A/K/A
CELIA F. VEGA; LISVANYS SORMELLER UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LISVANYS SORMELLER;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN'
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, 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;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, In the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, within thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described property, to
wit:
LOT 9, BLOCK 60, OF SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4701 SHAMROCK STREET
SEBRING, FL 33872
If you fall to file your answer or written de-
fenses In the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or,
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 10th day
of FEBRUARY, 2009.


1050 =Leg
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
February 22; March 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1439-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUFUS F. COX; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RUFUS F. COX; MICHELLE J. COX; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE J. COX;
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;
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 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 ACTION
TO: RUFUS F. COX; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RUFUS F. COX; MICHELLE J. COX; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE J. COX; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE.
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, In the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, within thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described property, to
wit:
TRACT 3, BLOCK 4, FLORIDA HIGHLANDS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A


1050 -Leg
2524 UPSON AVE.
LORIDA, FL 33857
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses In the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 10th day
of FEBRUARY, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
February 22; March 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001649GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs..
ROBERT HILL, ETAL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT HILL
Whose residence is: 3311 GERBER AVE-
NUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 & 6600 OLD
PLANTATION AVE., SEBRING, FL 33876
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT HILL '
Whose residence is: 3311 GERBER AVE-
NUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 & 6600 OLD
PLANTATION AVE., SEBRING, FL 33876
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming Inter-
est by, through, under or against ROBERT
HILL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT HILL
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:
LOT 13, BLOCK 355, LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION SEVENTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 3311 GERBER AVENUE, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FL 33852
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Nwabufo Vmunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address Is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before March 20, 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 16th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 22; March 4, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
, OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001621 GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2007-FXD1 ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FXD1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS D. BERTONIERE, ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THOMAS D. BERTONIERE
Whose residence is: 5335 WHIPPOOR-
WILL RD., SEBRING, FL 33875 & 4653 NW
66TH DR., CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33067
TO: KATHRYN L. BERTONIERE
Whose residence is: 5335 WHIPPOOR-
WILL RD., SEBRING, FL 33875
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or against THOMAS D.
BERTONIERE and KATHRYN L. BERTONIERE
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:
SEE EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO
Exhibit "A"
A Portion of Section 2, Township 36 South,
Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, de-
scribed as follows: Commence at the South-
east Corner of Section 2, Township 36 South,
Range 28 East; thence run S 83�31'25" W
along the South Line of Section 2 for a dis-
tance of 3,992.28 feet for POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence continue S 83�31'25" W along
said South Line of Section 2 for a distance of
338.07 feet; thence N 0008'50" W and parallel
with the East Line of Section 2 for a distance
of 1,296.39 feet to a point on the South line of
an existing 50.00 foot Private Road Easement;
thence run N 83�31'22" E along the South
right of way Line of said 50.00 foot' Private
Road Easement for a distance of 338.07 feet;
thence run S 0008'50" E parallel with the East
Line of Section 2 for a distance of 1,296.40
feet to POINT OF BEGINNING.
Less and Except the Following:
A Portion of Section 2, Township 36 South,
Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of Sec-
tion 2, Township 36 South, Range 28 East;
thence run S 83031'25" W and along the
South Line of Section 2 for a Distance of
4330.35 feet; thence N 00008'50" W and par-
allel ,ith the East Line of Section 2 for a dis-
tance of 1037.11 feet for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; thence continue N 00�08'50" W a
distance of 259.28 feet to a point on the South
Line of an existing 50 foot private road ease-
ment; thence run N .83031'22" E along the
South right of way line of said existing private
road easement for a distance of 338.07 feet;
thence S 00108'50" E and parallel with the
East Line of Section 2 for a distance of 259.28
feet; thence S 83�31'22" W for a distance of
338.07 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Together with a 50 foot wide perpetual, non-
* exclusive road easement for ingress and
- egress over the existing private road that be-
. gins at Payne Road on the East Line of Sec-
* tion 2, meanders in a Westerly direction
across the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 2 and along the Northern
Boundary Line of the above described proper-
ty to the Highlands County Marl Pit in Section
3, all in Township 36 South, Range 29 E,
Highlands County, Florida, which easement is
also expressly reserved to the grantor, its
" heirs, successors, and assigns, TOGETHER
with the easement recorded in O.R. Book
1517, Page 790, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
a/k/a 5335 WHIPPOORWILL RD., SEBR-
ING, FL 33875
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 28, 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 10th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
February 22; March 4, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-001265
PHH Mortgage Corporation,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Felipe T. Villagrasa and Amelia Arevalo,
Husband and Wife; Lake Haven Estates
Homeowners Association, Inc.
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS - PROPERTY
TO: Amelia Arevalo; ADDRESS UNKNOWN
BUT WHOSE LAST KNOW ADDRESS IS: 908
and 912 Grogan Avenue, F/K/A 922 16th
Street, Sebring, FL 33875
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if ei-
ther has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, under or
against, the named Defendant(s); and the
aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such
of the aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants as may be infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
more particularly described as foilowds:
LOT 14 AND LOT 15, IN BLOCK 20, OF
LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION TWO, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 61, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 908 and 912
Grogan Avenue f/k/a 922 16th Street, Sebring,
FL 33875.
This action as been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISH-
MAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose ad-
dress is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite
112, Tampa, FL 33615, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice and file
the original with the clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be


entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 9th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(863) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 1-800-955-8771.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 09-54
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY ALBERTA CHURCH -
a.k.a. DOROTHY A. CHURCH
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of DOROTHY ALBERTA CHURCH
a.k.a. DOROTHY A. CHURCH, deceased, File
Number PC 09-54; by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 590 S.'Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the dece-
dent's date of death was October 30, 2008;
that the total value of the estate is $4,172.00
and that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
The Dorothy A. Church Trust
Jim Bedinger and Charles James McCollum
* Co-Trustees
11409 East 900 North Road
Catlin, Illinois 61817
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 15, 2009.
Persons Giving Notice:
/s/ Jim Bedinger
11409 E. 900 North Road
Catlin, Illinois 61817
/s/ Charles James McCollum
11409 East 900 North Road
Catlin, Illinois 61817
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ David F. Lanier
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10fH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-331GCS
M CIVIL DIVISION
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JUAN U. GARCIA; STATE OF FLORIDA;
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE;
DEFENDANTS.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated
February 2, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-331GCS of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein JP MORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and
JUAN U. GARCIA are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN 1'HE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on March
3, 2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
TRACT 10, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TRACT 8, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH. 1/2 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TRACT 13, BLOCK 18, RIVER RIDGE
RANCHES, SECTION ONE, MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION .IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 4th day
of February, 2009.
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-094063
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: PC 08-494
In Re The Estate Of:
FREDERICK DOUGLAS CHANDLER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Frederick
Douglas Chandler, deceased, whose date of
death was June 23, 2008, is pending In the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
the address of which is 590 South Commerce
Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representatives attorney are set
I forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims,
with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST


PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR. 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
YEARS (2) OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is February 15, 2009.


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Personal Representative:
Jose A. LeGrand
P.O. Box 2626
Winter Park, Florida 32790-2626
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Julie W. Kronhaus
Attorney for Jose A. LeGrand
Florida Bar No. 0994243
1330 Palmetto Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Telephone: (407) 539-3939
Fax: (407) 539-6111
February 15, 22, 2009

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-556GCS
BANK OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EMILE ZACCARIA, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed February 9, 2009 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-556GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, is the Plaintiff, and EMILE ZACCA-
RIA; ANY AND. ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE at 11:00 AM, on the 10th day of March,
2009, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 5, IN BLOCK 230, OF EAST-PALM-
HURST, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3449 ELLINGTON AVENUE, SEBR-
ING, FL 33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 11, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08034589 BANKAMERICA2-FNMA-B-lcurry
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a-special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 22; March 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000045GCS
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF MASTR
ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-3
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
LEE RIVERA; MELINDA RIVERA; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; LANCASTER MORTGAGE
BANKERS, LLC; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed February 9, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
08000045GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of March, 2009
the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE WEST 40 FEET OF LOT 2 AND LOT 1,
LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY FOR MEMORIAL
DRIVE, F/K/A DEVONSHIRE ROAD, IN BLOCK
295, OF LAKE SEBRING SHEET 1, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
.Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 11th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-22817(ASCF)
February 22; March 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-08-001151
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
Plaintiff,
-vs-
WENDY ZEBALLOS; BLUE HERON
SUBDIVISION, INC.; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC., and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the above-
named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on the 10th day of March,
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury As-
sembly Room. in the basement of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430


South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 156, Blue Heron Golf and Country
Club, according to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 78, Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 11th day of February, 2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to partici-


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pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 22; March 1, 2009
F IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001222GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL
CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE ON BE-
HALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-OA1,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
KEVIN B. TAYLOR; ANDREA U. TAYLOR;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February
9, 2009, and entered in Cade No.
08001222GCS of the Circuit Court of the
Terith Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, NOT IN ITS IN-
DIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS
TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2006-OA1, is a Plaintiff and KE-
VIN B. TAYLOR; ANDREA U. TAYLOR; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2
are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce
Ave., Room-105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00
A.M. on March 10, 2009, the following descri-
bed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 23, IN BLOCK 9, OF HARDER HALL
COUNTRY CLUB II, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 13, AT PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of.the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 10th day of February, 2009,
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
February 22; March 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-895 GCS
INDYMAC BANK FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM J. JACKSON JR. A/K/A WILLIAM
JACKSON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR QUICKEN LOANS INC.;
ANDREA JACKSON A/K/A ANDERA C.
JACKSON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 2nd day of February, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 08-895 GCS, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Highlands County, Florida, wherein INDYMAC
BANK FSB, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM J.
JACKSON JR. A/K/A WILLIAM JACKSON;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR
QUICKEN LOANS INC.; ANDREA JACKSON
A/K/A ANDERA C. JACKSON; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of March, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 34, IN BLOCK 61, OF SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OFHIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business.days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 3rd day of February, 2009.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-29650
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-394GCS
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIZABETH VEGA; WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ELIZABETH VEGA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to-a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
dated the 2nd day of February, 2009, and en-
tered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-394GCS, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, is the Plaintiff


and ELIZABETH VEGA; WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK, FA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZA-
BETH VEGA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASE-
MENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd
day of March, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
ALL OF BLOCK f AND ALL OF BLOCK 0,
LAKEMONT ESTATES SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 128, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
-OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF


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THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled pee-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 3rd day of February, 2009.
L. E. "LUKE" BROKER
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
08-12675
February 15, 22, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000194
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANK P. MOORE, IV, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure' Sale dated
January 14, 2009 and entered in Case No. 28-
2008-CA-000194 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC., is the Plaintiff, and
FRANK P. MOORE, IV; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FRANK P. MOORE, IV; CHRISTO-
PHER MICHAEL MOORE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL
MOORE N/K/A JAMIS MOORE N/K/A JAMIS
MOORE; JAMES E. TOMPKINS, AS TRUSTEE;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 3rd
day of March, 2009, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK 214, A RESUBDIVISION OF
PLACID LAKES, SECTION SEVEN, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 72, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 302 ANDERSON STREET NORTH-
EAST, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 2, 2009.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08003557 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFHLMC-R- .
ejayska ,
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Aniericans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the'notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, viaflorida Relay Service.
February 15, 22, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-488GCS
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
MORGAN STANLEY MSAC 2006-WMC1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BHOWANIE PURAN, et il,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
February 2, 2009 and entered, in Case No. 28-
2008-CA-488GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
MORGAN STANLEY MSAC 2006-WMC1, is
the Plaintiff, and BHOWANIE PURAN; CITY OF
SEBRING; are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE
HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on,
the 3rd day of March, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
EAST'3 FEET OF LOT 3 ALL LOTS 4, AND
LOT 5 LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, IN.BLOCK
155, OF SEBRING HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 97, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4509 KENILWORTH BOULEVARD,
SEBRING, FL 33870
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this


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Court on February 3, 2009.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08031616 CHASEBPRDIR-CONV-R-cgonza-
lez
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 15,22,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000763
CIVIL DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JUANA LOPEZ AND HERMINIO SANTA, WIFE
AND HUSBAND,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 1, 2008, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-000763 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff and
JUANA LOPEZ AND HERMINIO SANTA, WIFE
AND HUSBAND are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LO-
CATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on March
3, 2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 391, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 18, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 27 (3 PAGES), OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS .PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 2nd day
of December. 2008.
1 L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: Is/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-101147
February 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 282008CA001165XXXXXX
LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-HE6,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MOYENNE TELCIUS, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
-PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Summary Final Judgment of. foreclo-
sure dated December 1, 2008, and enteredJn
Case No. 282008CA001165XXXXXX of the
Circuit Court in and for Highlands County,
Florida, wherein LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES
2006-HE6, is Plaintiff and MOYENNE TEL-
CIUS; MARIE PAMPI-ILE; UNKNOWN TENANT
NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of
the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at
Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 3rd day of March, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 834, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF-AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing spe-
cial accommodation to participate In this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court


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not later than five business days prior to the
proceeding at the Highlands County Court-
house. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.
DATED at Sebring, Florida, on December
2, 2008.
LUKE BROKER
As Clerk , Circuit Court
By. /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 11438
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Phone: (954) 564-0071
February 15, 22, 2009
PUBLIC NOTICE
All interested parties within Hardee, Highlands
and Okeechobee Counties are hereby advised
that the Central Florida Regional Planning
Council is applying to the Florida Department
of Transportation for a capital grant under
Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of
1991, as amended, for the purchase of two
(2) wheelchair equipped vehicles to be used
,for the provision of public transit services
within Hardee, JHighlands and Okeechobee
Counties.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled for
March 11, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. at the Highlands
County Health Department Conference Room
at 7205 South George Boulevard, Sebring,
Florida 33870, for the purpose of advising all
in sted parties of service being contemplat-
ed if grant funds are awarded, and to ensure
that contemplated services would not repre-
sent a duplication of current or proposed
services provided by existing transit or para-
transit operators in the area.
This hearing will be conducted If and only If
a written request for the hearing Is received
by March 9, 2009.
Request for a hearing must be addressed to
Patricia M. Steed, Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, and a copy sent to .Terry
Beacham, FOOT, P.O. Box 1249, 801 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830-1249.
February 22, 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 alld
time:
MARCH 19, 2009 @3:00 P.M.
For Bid Packages: #02a-Site Development
#02b-Site Utilities #02c-Fencing #02d-Land-
scape/Irrigation/Sod #02e-Survey #02f-Pest
Control #03a-Concrete/Masonry #06a-Carpen-
try #07a-Roofing #07b-Building Insulation &
Acoustic Assemblies #08a-Doors
/Frames/Hardware #09a-Metal Framing/Dry-
wall/Stucco #09b-Painting/Joint Sealants/Wa-
terproofing #09c-Floor Coverings #10a-Spe-
cialties #12a-Casework #15a-Plumbing #15c-
HVAC #16a-Electrical
Bid Documents
Interested bidders should contact Lodge Con-
struction; Inc. Bid Documents will be ready
on Monday February 16, 2009 after 9:00 am.
To arrange to pick up Bid Documents, contact:
Tammy Kaminski; Project Manager at Lodge
Construction, Inc. Phone No. 239-332-4371
or fax: 239-332-0218 or email tammy@lodge-
construction.com.
Plans will also be available in the Dodge Plan
room
February 15,18, 20, 22, 2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1655
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC
HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS
COUNTY Board of Adiustment on the 10th day
of March. 2009. beginning at 3:00 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible, in the County
Commissioners Board Room, Highlands
County Government Center Building, 600
South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to
consider a variance request to allow a 15 foot
rear yard setback instead of the required 25
feet to construct a glass enclosed porch on an
existing patio/slab, within the area described
as follows: an approximate 6,000 square foot
lot located in Vantage Pointe Subdivision,
South of Thunderbird Road, the lot being lo-
cated at 4526 Vantage Circle, Sebring, FL
33872, and legally described as follows: Lot
65A, Vantage Pointe, Phase II, as recorded in
Plat Book 15, Page 86, of the Public Records
of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments in writing to
the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervi-
sor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling or writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coor-
dinator at: 863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for
CART or interpreter services should be made
at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordi-
nation of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
MR. JIM BROOKS. CHAIRMAN
February 22, 27, 2009
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
WATER CONTROL PLAN
The Spring Lake Board of Supervisors will
conduct a Board Workshop and Meeting on
Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 3:00 P.M. at


the Spring Lake Community Center, 209
Spring lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida.
33876. This an open, public meeting for any-
one interested in attending. The workshop will
focus on the updated Water Control Plan; vari-
ous funding options; and the golf course land
acquisition option. Presenters will be Craig
Whathell, District Advisor, Wrathell, Hunt and
Associates; Gary Ritter, Director, SFWMD
Okeechobee District office; Gene Schriner,
President, Craig A. Smith Engineers; and Wil-
liam Nielander, District Attorney. This date re-
places the original Board meeting date of
March 11,2009.
EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON
MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Joseph DeCerbo
District Manager
February 22; March 1,2009


News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


1055 AHighlands
1055 County Legals

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the lfont. size, and leading as per Iheir
specifications.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE
Please take notice that Ordinance No 1275 will be
presented to the City Council for adoption upon its
second and final reading at the City Council Chambers
on the 3rd day of March, 2009, at 6 30 p m A copy of
the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the of-
fice of the City Clerk, Any person may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The
proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF
SEC 5-188 OF IHE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE
CITY OF SEBRING TO CLARIFY NOTICES OF CON-
DEMNATION AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Pursuant to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Stat-
utes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the City Council with respect to any
matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a
record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose,
he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
This notice shall be published on February 22,
2009.


Robert S. Swaine
Swaine & Harris, P.A.
425 South Commerce Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870
City Attorney


/s/ Kathy Haley
Kathy Haley, City Clerk
City of Sebring, Florida



February 22,2009


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE
Please take notice that Ordinance No. 1276 will be
presented to the City Council for adoption upon its
second and and linal reading at the City Council Chambers
on the 3rd day of March, 2009, at 6:30 p.m, A copy of
the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the of-
fice of the City Clerk, Any person may appear and be
heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The
proposed Ordinance Is entitled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-357(c) OF
THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF SEBR-
ING TO ALLOW THE USE OF CONTRACTS ENTERED
INTO BY NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS EXIST-
ING FOR THE ASSISTANCE OF GOVERNMENTAL
AGENCIES AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Pursuani to Section 286.0105 of the Florida Stat-
utes, as amended, the City Council hereby advises
that if any interested person decides to appeal any de-
cision made by the City Council with respect to any
matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a
record of the proceeding and that, for such purpose,
he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be-
based.
This notice shall be published on February 22,
2009.
/s/ Kathv Haley


Robert S. Swaine
Swaine & Harris, P.A.
425 South Commerce Ave.
Sebrinn, FL 33870
City Attorney


Kat
-City


hy Haley, City Clerk
of Sebring, Florida



February 22, 2009


HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC) Q
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services
RFP 09-029 CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR DEVELOP-
MENT OF A COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION
PLAN'(CWPP) NIGP CODE No. 918-00
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners is
seeking Consultant Services of firms or qualified indi-
viduals. These services are generally described above.
Determination of vendor qualifications for the above
project will be.through a selection process and will be
based on the vendor's proposal which is to be com-
pleted and submitted in accordance with the RFP
specifications and Firm's ability to provide: A Com-
munity Wildfire Protection Plan. RFP with criteria, re-
quirements, copy of scope of work and grant docu-
mentation may be downloaded from the web:
wwwhbcc.net, or will be provided upon written re-
quest by contacting Director, Gerald (Jed) Secory,
CPPO, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing
Department 4320 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida
33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6523: Fax: 863-402-
6735; or by E-Mail: gsecor bchc or or Danielle
Gilhtrt CPPP HinHhland t'flontyv Pnlrchinn Analyst


I Gilber'. PrP. H hnlanuls Count yPurchasing Analyvst.
Phone: 863-402-6524. E-mail: doilbert@hcbcc.ora.
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title "RFP 09-029 - CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR
DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGHLANDS COUNTY COM-
MUNITY WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLAN NIGP CODE
No. 918-00" so as to identify the enclosed proposal.
Each submittal shall include one (Ill original and sev-
en (7) copies of the proposal. Proposals must be de-
livered to Highlands County Purchasing Department,
4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to
reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M.. Thursday.
March 19. 2009. at which time they will be opened.
Proposals received later than the date and time as
specified will be rejected. The Board will not be re-
sponsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are
incorrectly addressed. delivered in person, by mail or
any other type of delivery service. One or more Coun-
ty Commissioners may be in attendance at the pro-
posal opening. Highlands County Local Preference
Policy will apply to the award of this RFP. The High-
lands County Board of County Commissioners
(HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or re-
ject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and the
determination of this award, if an award is made, will
be based on the ranking of each vendor's proposal.
The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in
the proposal. The Board of County Commissioners of
Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate
upon the basis of any individual's disability status.
This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect
of the Board's functions, including one's access to,
participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
grams or activities. Highlands County is an equal op-
portunity employer, a fair housing advocate and a
handicap accessible jurisdiction. Anyone requiring
reasonable accommodation as provided for in the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or -Section
286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Mi-
nor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6510 (Voice), or
via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail:
imilnor@hccc.oro. Requests for CART or interpreter
services should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners:
Purchasing Department, Highlands County, Florida
Website: www.hctbc,.net
February 15,22, 2009

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

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


HANDYMAN BOB
Install doors, windows, flooring, minor
electric & plumbing and more.
Lic. & Ins. Call 863-452-5201 or
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INCOME TAX RETURNS: Form 1040 / 1040A/
1040EZ - $25. Each additional schedule, $25.
For more information call 863-385-3388.


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Mowing, trimming, mulch, landscaping. Free
estimates. Expert work at a fair price. Excel-
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0969
Tax Services
Semi-retired Certified Public
Accountant available for tax and
accounting services. Reasonable fees.
Expert services. 863-465-1124


2000
Employment


20 50 Job Opportunities
MOMS HELPING MOMS
Work from home. No selling. PT/FT.
www.workathomeunited.com/sherrie
or call 309-255-3684.

2 1 00 Help Wanted
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Earn $3,500 - $5,000 Weekly Working from
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Necessary! Positions Available Today!
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Florida Mentor Inc. is seeking a Home
Manager for it's 6-bed facility (DD/MR) in
Mulberry, Fl. Group Home experience,
supervisory skills and knowledge of behavior
concepts.preferred. H.S. diploma, valid Fl.
Drivers License and clean criminal back-
ground are required. Please contact Scott at
863-452-5141 or fax resume to
863-452-6514.


LITIGATION ASSISTANT/SECRETARY
needed for Law Office in Lake Placid.
Must be experienced. Part-time torstart,
with afternoon hours.
Please fax your Resume to:
863-465-5614

LOOKING FOR P/T Teachers. Must love work-
ing with young children in a loving, Christian
atmosphere. Apply in person at First Baptist
Church/Pre-School, 200 E. Center Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870. 863-385-4704:
LPN / CMA
Fast paced multi physician orthopedic
practice. Must be team player and able to
multi task. Excellent Salary & Benefit package.
Fax resume 863-385-3866 Attn: Nancy Henry.
LUBE MANAGER. Fast paced quick lube center
looking for experienced Tech Manager. Good
working environment, salary based on experi-
ence. Please Fax resume to: 863-326-9702.

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* Carpenters w/Tools
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Movie Extras/Models Needed! Earn $100-
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Mystery shoppers earn summer gas money.
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needed to judge retail and dining
establishments. Exp not req.
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Help Wanted


2100 Help Wanted .
Florida Mentor Inc. is seeking a Live-In Home
Manager for it's 6-Bed facility (DD/MR)
located in Mulberry, Fl. Group Home
experience, supervisory skills and knowledge
of Behavioral Concepts is highly desired. We
offer a competitive salary, full benefit package
and a friendly atmosphere. H.S. diploma,
clean criminal background and a valid Fl.
Drivers license are required. Please Call Scott
at 863- 452-5141 or fax resume to
863-452-6514.


NEED EXTRA MONEY?? Now Hiring PRN
CNA's for evenings and weekends. Good
Rates. Apply in person at The Oaks of Avon,
1010 Hwy 27, North, Avon Park, FL 33825.


NOW HIRING part-time graphic artist for
hometown newspaper. Pick up application at
The News-Sun, 2227 US 27 S., Sebring. No
phone calls please.
DATA ENTRY PROCESSOR NEEDED! Earn
$3,500 - $5,000 Weekly Working from Home!
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RN and CNA wanted for fast paced medical
oncology/hematology office. Full time,
Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM. Good benefits
and competitive salary. Chemotherapy
experience a plus but not required.
Must be a self starter and able to multi task.
Fax resume to 863-385-6086.
Royal Care of Avon Park
Due to recent promotions we have the
following positions available.
NURSES
Full Time
7a to 7p

Full Time and Part Time
7-3 Shift
3-11 Shift
11-7 Shift
REHAB DEPARTMENT
Full Time
OTR and COTA
Come and be part of an experienced and
dynamic team! SNF experience a plus.
Competitive salaries and benefits.
Apply in person or contact
Maria Perez, HR Director
. OR
Todd Bobo, Rehab Director
(863) 453-6674
EOE/MF/DFWP


SALES PROFESSIONALS
If you every sold Real Estate,
Insurance, Home Improvement
or Water Treatment, we have an
oppty for you. Imagine having:
* Preset-pre-qual leads daily
* Bonuses, six-figure income
* Professional training &
much more.
If you are unhappy with your current
position stop procrastinating &
call now for your confidential,
interview. Mr Grayson
863-452-0330


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2100 Help Wanted
Experienced Medical Secretary wanted for
fast paced oncology/hematology office.
Must be a self-starter and multi-tasking is
required. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Good benefits and competitive salary.
Fax resume to 863-385-6086.
Sebring- Legal Assistant 3 yrs exp. Est. plan.,
probate, lit., RE. Exp. req. Proficient
w/Microsoft Office. Please send resume to
bou@macbethlaw.com. Law office of J. Ross
Macbeth, 2543 US HWY 27 S., Sebring, Fl.
33870. 863-385-7600, fax: 863-385-7911.


Highlands County Board of

County Commissioners

The following position closes on 2/20/2009
Road Supervisor Sebring - 992 PG-24 $20.31 - $33.42 hourly.
The following position closes on 2/27/2009
Landfill Tech I - 947 PG-15 $13.12 - $21.19 hourly.
The following position Open UntilFilled
Housing Director - 752 PG-26 $22.33 - $36.88 hourly.
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us on our website at www.hcbcc.net, or call our job line at 402-6750, or
happy at 600 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.




Sunshine Staffing

has daily openings for

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with QuickBooks knowledge in the Avon Park area,

* Custodial Positions
throughout Highlands County
* Taking applications for immediate openings
. r on-call cafeteria positions


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2100 Help Wanted
EXPERIENCED DECORATOR NEEDED
Call 863-382-3933 to set up an interview.
SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS looking for store
clerk. Willing to travel in Highlands &
surrounding counties. Self -motivated, quick
learner & hard worker, will train. Travel a
must, fax resume to 863-453-6138.
TEMPORARY FOOD SERVICE working with
Food Vendor at local annual car race. March
18-21. 863-232-7796


22 50 Schools & Instruction
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAT Fast
Affordable & Accredited. FREE Brochure.
Call NOW! 1-800-532-6546 x 412
www.continentalacademv.com


3050 ,Business
Opportunities
WEEKLY PAYCHECK Possible From Home
Processing Our Mortgage Assistance
Postcards. References Available. No
Advertising. All Materials Provided.
No Gimmicks.
877-774-9295

3150 Mortgages

PRIVATE PARTY
will make mortgage loans
in Highlands County.
Please call 863-385-2442.


3250 Loans&Savings
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Finance #1. See us on TV Fastest Cash
Advances on injury cases - within 24/hrs.
Owe nothing if you lose your case
APPLY FREE CALL NOW
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FREE Consultation if you owe 10K +
Settle for Less - Eliminate Penalties,
Interest Charges & Tax Liens
1-800-383-5270
LAWSUIT LOANS? Cash before your case
settles. Auto, workers comp. All cases
accepted. Fast approval. $500 to $50,000.
866-709-1100.
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4040 Homes For Sale
FSBO- 2/1, A.P. Close to
Wal-Mart. Also 3/2 in Sebrng, priced @
* $55 per sq ft. Possible owner financing.
Ready to Move In! Won't last long. Call
for details. 863-655-4000. Private.

PALM HARBOR
* 3/2 HUGE, Loaded
14 houses to choose from
Starting at $399
800-622-2832

4060 Homes for Sale
4060 Avon Park
AVON PARK OPEN HOUSE Feb 22, 8am-4pm.
Newly remodeled 2BR, 1BA home in Avon
Park Lakes, 2573 W. Seville Dr. Stove, fridge,
dishwasher, W/D, new roof, lawn irrigation on
well. $62,500. 863-471-8012
OPEN HOUSE
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.

0804 Homes for Sale
408 Sebring


O41 0 Homes for Sale
4 10 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


4 170 Lakefront Property


4260 Acreage for Sale
30 acres, cleared, except for12 acres woods.
Older single wide MH w/addition. CHA, all
appi, w/d. Fended/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.
GEORGIA LAND Washington Co.,
Incredible Investment, 1 acre to 20 acres
Starting @ $4,000, Low taxes, beautiful
weather, seller financing w/easy terms, county
approved, call 706-364-4200 for details
TEXAS LAND SALEt!
20 Acres, $0 Down. Only $15,900, $159/
mo. Near Booming El Paso. Beautiful
Mountain Views. No Credit Checks.
Money Back Guarantee. Roads/Surveyed.
1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com


4300 Out-of-Town Property
BUY TIMESHARE RESALES
Save 60-80% OFF RETAIL!!
BEST RESORTS & SEASONS.
Call for FREE
TIMESHARE MAGAZINE
1-800-639-5319
www.holidavorouo.com/lIler
SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!I
Maintenance fees to high? Need Cash?
Sell your unused timeshare today.
No Commissions or Broker Fees.
Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com
1-877-494-8246


5050 Mobile Homes
5V0 V For Sale
INVENTORY CLEARANCE **AVON PARK
56' HOM 2BR, 2BA on lake,
2 years FREE RENT! $29,000.
40' HOM, 18 months FREE RENT! $19,000.
39' Pre-Owned Newmark,
1 year FREE RENTI $9,000.
All have CHA & Carport. Holiday Ranch,
1995 W. County Line Rd. Near new Super
Wal-Mart. Call 863-453-4468 / 941-639-3583
or 941-286-7983.

NEW 14 & 16 WIDES
Delivered-Set-A/C-Skirting & Steps.
Low as 2BR $26,850. 3BR $29,850.
1 BR $22,850. Banks Mobile Homes,
Lakeland, 863-688-4635
Banksmobilehomes.com


05. Mobile Homes
5150 �For Rent
2BR/2BA Mobile Home. $400/mo. No sec., no
last. East of Sebring. Call 863-381-4110.


6050 DuplexesforRent


6100 Villas & Condos
O O0 For Rent


1 AND 2 BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENTS
Rental Assistance Available
Thornburv Apartments
Tues., Wed. and Fri.
8 to 4:30, (863)465-4526 ...
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
AP- Highlands Apts 1680 North
Delaware 1/1 & 2/2 Available.
Central heat & air. Extrainsulation. Play
ground. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195.
AVON PARK - studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
BAYSIDE APARTMENTS - Special Rates Now
Available. Now Renting
1 & 2 BR Studio Apartments.,
Security deposit required.
729 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring,
863-385-2063.

BEAUTIFUL APTS
2/1 tile floors, central air., screen back porch,
beautiful landscaping, $695 mo. Pet friendly
HWY 27 S. behind Dunkin Donuts, up the hill,
turn left, 3106 Medical Way,
(863)446-1822

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 S W refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953

6250 Furnished Houses
AP-2BR/1 BA located In Avon Park Lakes.
$600/mo. 1st, last & sec. Call 863-452-1632.
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 -NEWER, CLEAN
3br, 2ba, 2cg in nice area of
Placid Lakes. Non-Smoke, CALL:
863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838.
LAKE PLACID 3BR, 2BA in Sylvan Shores.
Large privacy fenced back yard, pets consid-
ered. $750 month + 1st & security. Please call
863-633-9097 for more information.
SEB-2BR/1BA, energy efficient, no sec. $700/
mo. East of Sebring, call 863-381-4110

SEBRING AREA - 3BR /2BA, 3BR/1.5BA
$550/mo: 3BR/1BA, $600/mo.
2BR/1BA Duplex, $450/mto.
1 BR/!BA Apt, $400/mo, water. incl.
CALL 863-655-3504
SEBRING HOUSE FOR RENT. Please call 931-
510-0487






SEBRING. 1-,FrjT i,,: i c .t.i ljw u _A:,I . "'e .
that has never been lived in frr $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 wdll &
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.

6550 warehouses for Rent


66 00 Business & Offices
6 0 For Rent


7030 Estate Sales


7180 Furniture

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

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

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


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

7300 Miscellaneous
$$$ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOWi!l
As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging?
Need $500-$500,000++ within 24/hrs after
approval? Compare our lower rates.
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A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!! Brand
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Bad or NO Credit - No Problem
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7310 Bargain Buys
BED - adjustable, electric with air-spring
mattress. Hardly used, asking $500 OBO.
Must sell. Call 863-382-3368.
BIRD CAGE, large, with stand, $50. Please call
863-386-0873.
BLAZER, Gents navy, 38" chest. $10. 863-
453-3104

BLOCK ICE TONGS (2) $35 for both. Please
call 863-381-1161.
C.B. Radios hand-held pair; both for $45.
Please call 863-381-1161

CAPTAIN'S BED - Like new 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.
DESK CHARI Turquoise, $150. Call Pat, 863-
381-7405.

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.
Golds Gym Olympic style w/weights, new,
$175 OBO. Call 863-414-2755.
GOLF CLUB SET Ladies LH, Cobra Bag, $125.
863-202-0313
GOLF IRONS Titleist, R/H. $125. Please call
863-202-0313
Harley Fatboy wheels w/new tires. $350 OBO.
Harley parts, misc. $75. Call 863-414-2755.
HESS TRUCKS (19) 1987-2005. $350.
Please call 863-471-3162.
HITCH for Pickup Truck, $100. 863-214-1965.
KEYBOARD Like New! $200. 7
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.
LOCKERS - metal, in good shape, approxi-
mately 10x24, group of 16. $300. Please call
Christian, 863-382-4126.
MOTORCYCLE 'SISSY BAR, new, $49. Please
call 863-214-1965.
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.
PIANO Antique Upright Kimble, w/rass sound-
ing board. $450 or best offer. 863-465-9515.
PICNIC TABLE 5-PC w/4 chairs. Includes
bench. $75. Please call 863-465-9515.


PRINTER HP F3145 Deskjet, all-in-one. Prints,
scans & copies. All paperwork incl. $40. Call
for more details. 863-465-3690.


REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool, 18 cu ft, almond
color,VERY CLEAN! $225. 863-214-1313.
RODS & REELS - 50 Pcs, All to go...$250.
Please call 863-446-1400.


SEEWING MACHINE Singer Featherweight.
NICE! $350. Please call 863-446-1400.
SHED 10x10 (full); Older Glassware; Tools; 2
Color TV's; Antique Rocker; Bike Rack; Fishing
Equip. $450 Takes All! 863-446-1400.


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


TV 13" Zenith color, $50.
863-382-3362.


7310 Bargain Buys


9 X 12 Oriental area rug. Call for details. $200.
Call 863-253-2165.
ACCENT RUGS (2) washable. One 8'x5' rec-
tangle; one 8'11"xi '11" matching runner.
Blue w/floral border. $60. 863-382-9298


WHEELCHAIR CARRIER motorized, for vehi-
cles, $125. 863-214-1965.
WINDSHIELD for motorcycle, like new, $100.
863-214-1965.


7320 Garage & Yard Sales


AVON PARK LAKE GLENADA ANNUAL CRAFT
SHOW. Feb 28th, 8 am - Noon, 2525 US Hwy
27, S. @ Clubhouse (next to Wild Turkey)
Bake Sale & Rummage Sale outside.
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.

BAZAAR
SPONSORED BY THE CRAFT &
LADIES CLUB OF SUN -N-LAKE
**SAT, February 28th** 8am-2pm
**Sun N Lake Community Center**
3500 Edgewater Drive, Sebring
Crafts - Bake Sale - Refreshments
Raffle - Trash/Treasure
Vendor Tables available for $5.00
Contact: June Gates @ 863-314-9005
OR Ann Carlisle @ 853-471-0734.
LAKE PLACID Annual Sun 'n Lakes
Clubhouse Rummage Sale, 440 Sun 'n
Lakes Blvd, Feb 27-28, 8 am - 1pm.
$1.00 Bag @ Noon, SAT ONLY.
LP- 3454 Rhododendron Rd.
Leisure Lakes. Sat-Sun.
Feb. 21st & 22nd. 8AM-5PM -
A lot of misc. items,
something for everyone!


nirbeS g - Spring Lake e


7934 Granada Rd. HWY 27 S. to HWY
98 E., 5 miles. Sat-Sun, Feb. 21st &
22nd. 9AM-5PM. Collectibles,
household items + misc.
SEBRING -CARPORT SALE 01 Citroen Or.'
5th house on left off Thunderbird, Friday, Feb
20th, 8 am - 3:30 pm. Kitchen sm appliances,
dishes, household items & LOTS MORE!
SEBRING 221 Pine Tree Ln, off Thurderbird
Rd, Feb 19-20-21, 8 am- ? Dishes (old &
new, Wheaton bottles, Clothes M-XL, old jew-
elry, pots & pans, lots of kitchen utensils, TV,
bedding, sewing machine, books, new edge-
trimmer, & SO MUCH MORE! RAIN OR SHINE
SEBRING 605 Lake Josephine Dr,
Fri-Sat, Feb 20 & 21, 7 am - ? Fru-
niture, household items, family
clothing, baby items/toys. & LOTS
MORE!! -
Sebrina- Francis 2 MHP
2800 Real McCoy Dr. Annual Park,Sale
PLUS Crafts, Baked Goods &
Concession Food. Located @
Clubhouse. Sat. Feb. 28th. 8AM-2PM.
SEBRING-1918 De Leon Place. Fri-
day & Saturday Feb 20 & 21 from
8-2p.m. Furniture, TV, Clothes, col-
lectibles, tools & LOTS MORE!!

742O0 Heating&
74 Air Conditioning
Need Heat or Air? We have New Units for
LESS! 2-5 ton package or split systems w/10
year warranty. Free delivery or installation
available. Prices are $700 per ton.
Call 813-850-6289:

7520 Pets & SGpplies
31b,3 month old blue/cream, long haired
Chihuahua. Vet certified w/shots. Only serious
pet owner should inquire. Her name is
Daisy. Very lovable. $700.
Call 863-453-8384.


7 60 Medical Supplies
7 & Equipment
POWER CHAIR 3 yrs old, very good
condition, only used approx. 10.
times. $1,000. 863-202-5133.


8000
Recreation


8050 Boats& Motors


8400 Recreational Vehicles


9400 Automotive Wanted


News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


4220 LotsforSale


2O00 Unfurnished
6 0 Apartments


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News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


A CCU wrnR"m


Forecasts and graphics provided by
AccuWeawhr- Inc. �2W9

AccuWeather.com


Five-Day forecast for Highlands County_


MONDAY





Times of sun and
clouds


High 77/Low 43 High 73/Low 41
Winds: NNW at 6-12 mph. Winds: NNE at 7-14 mph


TUESDAY





Partly sunny and
pleasant

High 75/Low 46
Winds, NE at 7-14 mpn.


WEDNESDAY





Partly sunny


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


National Forecast for February 22.


THURSDAY


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


Mostly sunny and
pleasant

High 79/Low 55
Winds: E at 8-16 mph.


Regional f~~iast


Regional summary: Partly sunny today. Partly cloudy tonight. Times of
sun and clouds tomorrow. Tuesday: party sunny and pleasant. Wednesday:"
partly sunny. Thursday: mostly sunny and pleasant.


For 3 pm today
Relative humidity ................... 35%
Expected air temperature ........ 74�
Makes it feel like ...................... 730


On Feb. 22,1980, Toledo, Ohio,
was shrouded in fog for the seventh
consecutive day. Fog is common in
many parts of the country when
winter snow melts,



Partly sunny today Wins
north-northwest 6-12 mph.
Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with
average relative humidity 55% and
good drying conditions. Partly
cloudy tonight.


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


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


Showers

T-storm

Rain

Flurries

Snow

Ice


FRONTS
W G Cold

, wWarm

a.& Stationary


-10810 - Os10as5 208 SOS4. .70 6 S
National summary:A snowstorm will head into the Northeast today, with the snow extending southward along the
mountains into western North Carolina. The heaviest accumulations are expected in northern New England. Rain
will mix with the snow along the East Coast from Maine to Maryland and showers southward in the Carolinas.
Meanwhile, colder air will funnel into the Midwest and Northeast behind the storm, and breezy conditions will
extend from the Midwest well into the Southeast,


Today Sunrise .... 6:56 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:23 p.m.
Moonrise .. 5:24 a.m.
Moonset .... 4:27 p.m.
Monday Sunrise .... 6:55 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:24 p.m.
Moonrise .. 5:59 a.m.
Moonset .... 5:22 p.m.






New First Full Last
Feb24 Mar4 Mar 10 Mar18


Temperature
(Readings at Archboid Biological Station
in Lake Placid)
High Wednesday ...... ....... 74
Low Wednesday ........ ....... 45
High Thursday ................. 79
Low Thursday .............. 54
High Friday ........ ..... 80
Low Friday .............................. 49
Precipitation
Wednesday ..................... 0.00"
Thursday ........................ 0.00"
Friday ............................... 0.02"
Month to date .................. 0.38"
Year to date ..............1.... 1.11"
Barometer
Wednesday ..................... 30.23
Thursday ......................... 30.10


Friday ............................... 30.23
Tides
(Readings at St Ptersburg)
High ......................... 2:13 p.m.
Low ....................... 7:12 am.
High ..................... none
Low ...... ............. 6:14 p.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ......... ...... 6:55 a.m.
Low ................ 12:23 a.m.
High ....... .. ......... 7:04 p.m.
Low ... ........... 12:48 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson .................. 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee........... 13.01'
Normal .............. 14.51'


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Gainesville 66 32 s 61 33 s 67 41 pc
Homestead AFB 77 58 pc 74 56 pc 74 60 pc
Jacksonville 64 28 s 60 33 s 62 42 s
KayWest 74 64 pc 73 63 pc 73 63 pc
Miami 78 59 pc 75 61 pc 75 62 pc
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Pensacola 59 35 s 61 37 s 62 44 pc
Sarasota 71 46 pc 68 44 s 71 52 pc
Tallahassee 64 28 s 61 28 s 64 32 pc
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SPORTS

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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
It would be a matter of moments before the referee answered James Bland's curious glance with the signal for a pin during
the first round of the Class 1A State Wrestling meet at the Lakeland Center on Friday.



Four of Five still alive


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
LAKELAND - After a
busy first day at the State
Class 1A Wrestling
Tournament at the Lakeland
Center, the Avon Park Red
Devil's contingent of grap-
plers held strong with four of
five moving on to the second
day of competition.
Being in the top 16 in the
state in their respective
weight classes just by reach-
ing- the event in Lakeland,
each wrestler already had


quite an accomplishment.
That was taken a step fur-
ther as Charles Hubbard (145
pounds), Alvin Moore (152),
James Bland (160), Kemosi


Hatten (171) and Jace
Grimmett (Heavyweight) all
won their opening matches to
advance into the elite eight.
Hubbard won his initial


match with a pin at the 1:59
mark over Eric Williams of
Tampa Robinson before
Moore took a cautious 2-0
decision over Parker Larson
of Archbishop McCarthy.
"He was just extremely
nervous," Red Devil co-
coach Ed Brown said. "Alvin
wrestled his freshman year,
but became academically
ineligible until this year. He's
worked so hard to not only
become eligible, but ,as a
Continued on page 4B


PAGE


LIVING


Sunday, February 22, 2009

A version for each hat


AND ANOTHER THING
By DAN HOEHNE
As the commissioner of
baseball during the
"Steroid Era," Bud Selig
has been much maligned.
Though, what's odd is,
he should be more com-
mended on his service as
the commissioner - it was
his time as owner of the
Milwaukee Brewers when
his eyes were blinded.
According to him.
It seems that whenever
he's been asked about how
widespread, or well-known
within the game, steroid (or
other performance-enhanc-
ing drugs) use was, he sug-
gests that, as an owner, they
weren't aware there was
that much of a problem.
And yet, as commission-
er, he's been fighting the
players union since the
mid-90s to get a tough test-
ing and enforcement pro-
gram in the league.
It was after the strike of
'94 that the two sides were
at the table, trying to ham-
mer out a deal before more
seasons, or parts of sea-
sons, were lost.
The players union wasn't
budging on the drug testing
that Selig was trying to
implement.
But seeing that they
needed to get a collective
bargaining agreement, of
some sort, done to salvage
what they could of the
game for the immediate
future, Selig relented and


pulled the testing program
off the table.
But then, as mentioned
above, when he puts his
owners' cap back on, all
his awareness of the loom-
ing and growing problem
seems to fade.
He was shocked, sur-
prised and appalled at the
'outing' of Alex Rodriguez.
And yet someone in his
position, someone who
showed a decade-and-a-half
ago that he saw this prob-
lem rising, should be the
last person to be surprised.
If he stuck to his guns as
the commissioner who had
fought the players union to
get testing, this could have
been his reckoning - "see,
I told you it would reach
this point."
But he keeps flipping
back, every so often, to the
character of the clueless
owner - as if any of the
fans can believe anybody
was clueless at this point.
I like Bud, and respect a.
lot of what he's. done for
the game.
And I've long backed
him up with the fact that
he was trying to nip in the
bud, the shots in the butts.
But when he shifts to
this two-character double
talk, he doesn't do himself,
or the situation, any favors.

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


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sammie Lower notched her first home run of the season
Thursday in Sebring's win at Palmetto. She added two
lBI Friday against Braden River, but the Pirate bats
,were too much and handed the Streaks their first loss of.
' the season, 8-3.


Lady Streaks


take first loss


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING - Sebring's
ladies of the softball dia-
mond aren't going to go
undefeated this season.
They were making a case
for it with a 5-0 start, but
those plans were tossed out
with an 8-3 loss to visiting
Braden River Friday night.
Some uncharacteristic
mishaps in the field aided
the Pirate cause, though
catcher Wendy
Negrin had a defen- Braden
sive highlight when
she threw behind I
Jess Gore, who had
walked, to pick her
off in the second.
"Not to take any- |
thing away from
Braden River. but it's tough
to lose when you don't play
well," head coach Joe
Sinness said. "We beat our-
selves with a lot of mental
mistakes and we had no
intensity or focus."
Second basegirl Sammie
Lower was a bit more char-
itable.
"They're a good team
with good coaching," she
said. "We usually win one
and lose one with them


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every season. It stinks, but
we'll have another crack at
them."
The Lady Pirates had
their hitting shoes on this
night, getting to Streak
starter Nikki Helms just a
night after she had a ster-
ling performance.
In Sebring's 10-3 win at
Palmetto Thursday night,
Helms went the distance
and struck out 14 Lady
Tigers while surrendering
River just one hit.
She did have
three walks preced-
ing the one hit,
Ing which lead to the
three runs, but oth-
erwise Helms was
unhittable.
The Lower sisters
paced the offense Thursday
with the elder Sammie
going 4-for-4 with a home
run and younger sis Dino
blasting a shot of her own
as she went 2-for-4.
With the first loss out of
the way, the Lady Blue
Streaks will look to get
back to their winning ways
Tuesday at Lake Wales
before hosting Sarasota
Booker Friday.


Sebring streak


stopped


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssunmcom
SEBRING - Tied at-53-all
with 20 seconds left in the
Class 4A Regional
Quarterfinal, the Sebring
Blue Streaks had the ball
coming out of the
*timeout. Kath
"We had a play that
we practice just for sit- 5
uations like that," head
coach Princeton Harris S
said. "I thought, the a
worst thing that could di
happen is, we miss a
shot and go to overtime."
It turns out Harris .was a
little optimistic in his think-
ing of worst scenarios.
"But then we turned it
over," he said.
The late-game takeaway
for the visiting Kathleen Red
Devils was the turning point
as they advanced in the state
playoffs with a 57-53 win
Thursday night.


Despite being potentially
decimated by an altercation
during their district tourna-
ment, the Red Devils came in
with six players unavailable
due to suspensions, leaving
only three regular starters.
But the Kathleen
deen
program isn't your
normal program.
"I consider them
ing champions," Harris
said. "From 2001 to
3 2009 they've been to
the playoffs seven
times and won a state
championship (in '01 and
were Class 4A state runner up
in both '07 and '08), that says
a lot. The idea was to run
them, but they came in with
fight and they're used to
playing an up tempo type
game."
Kathleen jumped out with
the first four points of the

Continued on page 4B


Lake Placid 5K


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Sebring High School cross country runner Kaitlyn Moulds
powered to the finish during the 2nd lake Placid Chamber
of Commerce 5k Saturday morning at DeVane Park. Tim
Topa was the overall winner with Peggy Sueppel turning in
the fastest time for women.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Tevin Toney drives through traffic for two of his eight points
Thursday night against Kathleen.


Sebring Seniors


see colorful fun


at the Complex


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - At- the
Highlands County Sports
Complex on Thursday, Feb.
19, the wind was in control
of where hit balls went
most of the morning in
Sebring Senior Softball
league play.
Several teams have new
uniforms and they have
brightened the playing
fields as the spectators
enjoy the teams color coor-
dinations.
The Highlands
Merchants and Royal Palms
game ended rather lop-
sided, with a 19-3 score in
favor of the Merchants.
Their biggest feat was a
grand slam by Kyle
Saunders while Bill Todd
had three hits, including a
three-run homer, Wayne


Hill was 3-for-4 and Billy
Yeager produced three hits.
Palms best contributors,
hitting two singles each,
were Bobby Floodine, Don
Ward and Charlie Williams.
Highlands Ridge met
Andrews Allstate Insurance
with a little less force, but
did win 12-4.
Ridge's John Bielman.
stood out from the others
with two, two-run homers.
Walker Spence and Curt
Brown were each 3-for-4.
The Allstate's Larry
Solomon, Rod Palmer and
Jim Hensley had two hits
each.
The Rebels faced Silent
Salesman, sporting snazzy
new uniforms.
The game was a defen-
sive battle from the start as
Continued on page 4B


As of late Saturday morning, James Bland won his
third straight match, a 7-2 win over Kyle Thacker of
Riverdale, to move into the championship match of
the Class 1A State Tournament. Joining him in the
championship round is Jace Grimmett who went to
overtime before pinning Danny Jackson to move to
the title match. Kemosi Hatten and Alvin Moore were
scheduled for wrestleback matches later Saturday
afternoon. "They're all rising to the occasion," co-
coach Lee Elder said by phone. "They are performing
their best at the right time."










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News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 44 12 .786 -
Philadelphia 27 26 .509 15%2
New Jersey 24 32 .429 20
New York 23 31 .426 20
Toronto 21 36 .368 23%
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 40 14 .741 -
Atlanta 32 23 .582 8%
Miami 28 25 .52811%2.
Charlotte 22 33 .40018%2
Washington 13 42 .23627%2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 42 11 .792 -
Detroit 27 26 .509 15
Milwaukee 27 31 .46617%2
Chicago 25 30 .455 18
Indiana 23 34 .404 21
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 36 17 .679 -
Houston 34 21 .618 3
New Orleans 32 21 .604 4
Dallas 32 22 .593 4%Y2
Memphis 15 40 .273 22
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 37 18 .673 -
Portland 34 20 .630 2%
Utah 32 23 .582 5
Minnesota 18 36 .33318%Y2
Oklahoma City 13 42 .236 24
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 45 10 .818 -
Phoenix 31 23 .574 13%Y2
Golden State 19 36.345 26
LA. Clippers 13 42.236 32
Sacramento 12 44 .21433%

Thursday's Games
San Antonio 83, Detroit 79
Utah 90, Boston 85
Friday's Games
Orlando 92, Charlotte 80
New York 127, Toronto 97
Houston 93, Dallas 86
Sacramento 112, Memphis 106
Washington 107, New Jersey 96
Indiana 110, Minnesota 105
Chicago 116, Denver 99
Cleveland 111, Milwaukee 103
Phoenix 140, Oklahoma City 118
Portland 108, Atlanta 98
L.A. Lakers 115, New Orleans 111, OT
Saturday's Games
Philadelphia at Miami, late
San Antonio at Washington, late
New Orleans at Utah, late
Sacramento at Dallas, late
Oklahoma City at Golden State, late
Sunday's Games
Chicago at Indiana, Noon
New York at Toronto, Noon
Boston at Phoenix, 2:30 p.m.
Denver at Milwaukee, 5 p.m.
Charlotte at Houston, 5 p.m.
Miami at Orlando, 5:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Portland, 6 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland, 8 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 38 18 3 79182147
Philadelphia 31 16 9 71 185164
N.Y. Rangers 31 22 6 68 147 163
Pittsburgh 28 25 6 62178182
N.Y. Islanders 17 35 6 40 140 198
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 40 10 8 88197131
Montreal 30 22 7 67 179 181
Buffalo 30 23 6 66175166
Ottawa 22 26 9 53141 163
Toronto 21 26 11 53175214
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 37 17 5 79 196 170
Florida 29 21 8 66 164 159
Carolina 30 25 5 65157174
Tampa Bay 19 28 12 50148188
Atlanta 21 32 6 48 175 208
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OT Pts GF GA
Detroit 39 12 8 86226172
Chicago 33 15 8 74 190 140
Columbus 30 23 6 66163164
Nashville 27 28 4 58141 168
St. Louis 25 26 7 57165 177
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 34 18 6 74 184171
Vancouver 29 21 8 66178168
Edmonton 29 25 4 62163179
Minnesota 28 24 4 60144132
Colorado 28 30 1 57 163 181
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 39 8 9 87196139
Dallas 29 21 7 65173176
Anaheim 28 27 5 61 168175
Los Angeles 25 23 9 59152164
Phoenix 26 28 5 57150181
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Thursday's Games
Philadelphia 6, Buffalo 3
Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4
Carolina 6, N.Y. Islanders 2
Vancouver 5, Ottawa 2
Chicago 4, Florida 0
New Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 2, SO
Columbus 4, Toronto 3, SO
Calgary 3, Minnesota 2, OT
St. Louis 2, Nashville 1, OT
Dallas 4, Edmonton 2
Phoenix 4, Atlanta 3, SO
San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2
Friday's Games
Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 1
Colorado 4, Washington 1
Detroit 5, Anaheim 2
Saturday's Games


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


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AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
NHRA - Arizona Nationals, Qualifying. ESPN2
NASCAR - Auto Club 500. ............. FOX
NHRA - Arizona Nationals.......... ESPN2


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
Villanova at Syracuse............... . CBS
Clemson at Georgia Tech .............. 44
Wisconsin at Michigan St ............ ESPN
MONDAY
Florida St at Virginia ................ SUN
Louisville at Georgetown ............ ESPN
Kansas at Oklahoma. ............... ESPN
TUESDAY
Penn St at Ohio St ................. ESPN
Florida at LSU .................... ESPN
Texas A&M at Nebraska............ ESPN2


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


NBA
SUNDAY
Chicago at Indianapolis ............. WGN
Boston at Phoenix .................. ABC
Miami at Orlando .................. ESPN
Detroit at Cleveland ................ ESPN


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. South Carolina at Florida.......... v..... SUN
4 p.m. Teams TBA ...................... ESPN2
10:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Clemson ............. SUN
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. Oklahoma at Texas A&M.............. ESPN2
TUESDAY
6:30 p.m. Virginia at Florida St................... SUN
Times, games, channels all subject to change.


Boston at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m.


Friday's Major College Basketball
Major Scores
EAST
Columbia 70, Brown 57
Dartmouth 69, Penn 59
Niagara 70, Illinois St. 56
Princeton 58, Harvard 55
Yale 72, Cornell 60
SOUTH
Belmont 54, Kennesaw St. 39
Lipscomb 88, Mercer 67
FAR WEST
CS Bakersfield 63, Utah Valley St. 58
Nevada 71, Va. Commonwealth 70


Friday's Women's Major
Basketball Scores
EAST
Canisius 61, Loyola, Md. 44
Columbia 88, Brown 57
Cornell 80, Yale 62'
Dartmouth 55, Penn 36
Fairfield 68, Siena 57
Harvard 54, Princeton 50
Iona 73, Niagara 52
SOUTH
Marshall 67, UAB 50
Memphis 74, East Carolina 68
N.C. Central 71, Longwood 66
SOUTHWEST
Houston 75, SMU 73
Rice 62, Tulsa 56
FAR WEST
Hawaii 54, New Mexico St. 51
Louisiana Tech 87, San Jose St. 69
Southern Cal 68, Washington St. 57
UC Riverside 64, Long Beach St. 48
Utah St. 65, Boise St. 61
Washington 59, UCLA 49


BASEBALL
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to
terms with 2B Brian Roberts on four-
year extension through 2013.
TEXAS RANGERS-Signed RHP Scott
Feldman, LHP Matt Harrison, C Jarrod
Saltalamacchia, RF Nelson Cruz, RHP
Josh Rupe, INF Joaquin Arias, INF Jose
Vallejo, RHP John Bannister, RHP
Tommy Hunter, RHP Luis Mendoza, RHP
Dustin Nippert, RHP Omar Poveda, LHP
Kason Gabbard, OF Brandon Boggs, OF
David Murphy and OF Greg Golson.
National League
ATLANTA BRAVES-Agreed to terms
with LHP Tom Glavine on one-year con-
tract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Agreed to
terms with 3B Ryan Zimmerman on
one-year contract.
American Association
EL PASO DIABLOS-Signed INF Hector
Bernal and LHP Chris Nyman.
FORT WORTH CATS-Signed RHP Lee
Gwaltney.
Atlantic League
YORK REVOLUTION-Signed RHP
Corey Thurman, RHP Steve Andrade, OF
Tommy Collaro and OF Jason Aspito.
Northern League
GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS-
Agreed to terms with RHP Brian
Halford.
KANSAS CITY T-BONES-Agreed to
terms with OF Aharon Eggleston.


BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
ATLANTA HAWKS-Assigned G
Thomas Gardner to Anaheim (NBADL).
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS-Signed G
Trey Johnson to a second 10-day con-
tract.
WNBA
INDIANA FEVER-Signed C-F Yolanda
Griffith.
SEATTLE STORM-Re-signed C Suzy
Batkovic.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
MIAMI DOLPHINS-Signed OT Vernon
Carey to a multiyear contract extension.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-Re-signed
OL Billy Yates.
NEW YORK JETS-Released TE Chris
Baker.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Released
LB Marcus Washington.
Canadian Football League
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS-Signed -
DB Shawn Gallant and DL Don
Oramasionwu. Released DB Greg Bearman.
arenafootball2
STOCKTON LIGHTNING-Announced
WR-DB Alan Flemming, QL-DL Braeden
Gates, FB-LB Jason Hunt and DB
Diamond Francies have been assigned
to the team by the league.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
CALGARY FLAMES-Recalled F Jamie
Lundmark from Quad City (AHL).
OTTAWA SENATORS-Reassigned F
Josh Hennessy to Binghamton (AHL).
Acquired C Mike Comrie and D Chris
Campoli from the New York Islanders
for C Dean McAmmond and a 2009
first-round draft pick.
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Assigned D Steve
Wagner to Peoria (AHL).
American Hockey League
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-
Announced G Jimmy Howard has been
recalled by Detroit (NHL). Signed G Joel
Martin.
MANITOBA MOOSE-Announced F
Alexandre Bolduc has been recalled by
Vancouver (NHL)
PROVIDENCE BRUINS-Assigned G
Kevin Nastiuk to Alaska (ECHL).
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PEN-
GUINS-Returned D Reid Cashman to
Wheeling (ECHL). '
ECHL
READING ROYALS-Loaned D Gerard
Miller to Lake Erie (AHL). Released G
Len Distanzo.
PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-
Announced F Ashton Rome has been
reassigned from Worcester (AHL).
Eastern Professional Hockey League
Brooklyn Aces-Signed F Brent Ozarowski.
Jersey Rockhoppers-Signed D Jordan
Hellman.
COLLEGE
ARIZONA-Suspended freshman G
Garland Judkins and freshman F D.J.
Shumpert for one game apiece for fail-
ing to meet team obligations.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS-Announced
offensive coordinator Todd Cooley has
left the school.
HAWAII-Named Chris Tormey special
teams coach.
LYON-Named Brett Parker men's soc-
cer coach.
PURCHASE-Named Forrest Irwin
assistant baseball coach.
RUTGERS-CAMDEN-Named Kris
Anderson women's soccer coach.
VIRGINIA-Named Ron Prince special
teams coordinator.


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LOCAL SCHEDULE


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SFCC


MONDAY: Boys/GirlsTennis vs. DeSoto, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Frostproof, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Frostproof, 6 p.m.; Softball
at Fort Meade, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; BoysTennis vs. Sebring, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis at Sebring,
4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Hardee, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Hardee, 4 p.m.; Softball at
Mulberry, 5:30/7:30 p.m.



TUESDAY: Softball vs. Clewiston, 5/7 p.m.; Boys/GirlsTennis at Okeechobee, 4 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at DeSoto, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. DeSoto, 6 p.m.; Softball vs.
DeSoto, 5/7 p.m.; BoysTennis at DeSoto, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. DeSoto, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Mulberry, 7 p.m.; Softball at Frostproof, 5:30/7:30 p.m.


MONDAY: BoysTennis at Hardee, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Palmetto, 7 p.m.; Softball at Lake Wales, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Bartow, 7 p.m.; BoysTennis at Avon Park, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis
vs. Avon Park, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at DeSoto, 6 p.m.; Softball vs. Booker,
6:30 p.m.



MONDAY: Baseball vs. Catonsville/Maryland, 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Palm Beach, 5 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Dundalk/Maryland, 6 p.m.; Softball at Lake Sumter, 2 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. U ofTampa BTeam, Double-Header, 1 p.m.; Softball at
Seminole, 1 p.m.


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Snowbird Golf Tourney
AVON PARK - Michigan Moose
Association 17th annual Snowbird Golf
Tournament, Mixed Scramble will be
Sunday, March 8 at the River Greens
Golf Course in Avon Park.
Shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. Cost
is $55 per person and includes 18 holes
of golf, one-half cart and dinner prizes.
It's open to men and women, couples
or singles (please note if you wish to
golf with your wife).
The deadline to register is Monday,
March 2.
Call Don Novick at (941) 794-0161 or
Bruce Cook at (941) 778-4776.

WIN 5K
SEBRING - 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 in 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 at polk-
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 anoth-
er 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
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 fouin 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, Feb. 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 drawing, men's
and ladies closest to pin prizes; play *
Hole No. 17 from 150 yards for donation
to fund; mulligans available for pur-
chase; 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 person or $200
per team includes Lunch and prizes
immediately following golf.
Play in Jimmy's tourney and support
junior golf.









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PORT CHARLOTTE -
Reliever Jason Isringhausen
signed a minor league con-
tract with the Tampa Bay
Rays on Friday.
The 36-year-old, coming off
,a season in which he served
two stints on the disabled list,
has not pitched since mid-
August because of right elbow
tendinitis and a partial tear of
his flexor tendon.
A veteran of 13 major
league seasons, the right-han-
der spent the last seven years
with the St. Louis Cardinals.
-Injuries limited him to 42
appearances and 12 saves in
2008, his lowest total since
converting to closer in 1999.
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games from May 15-June 13,
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'surgery in September to
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The Rays may have bolstered their bullpen with the signing
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are the sixth highest among
,active players.
He is the Cardinals' career
leader with 217.
In addition to being an AL
All-Star in 2000 and NL All-
Star in 2005, Isringhausen


pitched in five postseasons
for Oakland and St. Louis,
including the 2004 World
Series with the Cardinals.
He made his major league
debut with the New York
Mets in 1995.


Crowder says he expects to


become free agent


Associated Press
JUPITER - Miami
Dolphins linebacker
Channing Crowder expects
to be on the free agent mar-
ket next week, based on his
most recent conversations
with general manager Jeff
Ireland and vice president of
football operations Bill
Parcells.
"They said, 'Well, we
want to see what your mar-
ket value is, and see where it
goes from there,"' Crowder
said Friday night at a chari-
ty softball game involving
NFL players. "So hopefully
it does get real, real high
and they have to match
something high, but we'll
see when free agency comes
around."
NFL free agency begins


'They had the
first crack at
it.It's their loss.'

CHANNING CROWDER
Dolphin linebacker
Feb. 27.
The Dolphins on Friday
announced they re-signed
right tackle Vernon Carey,
leaving Crowder. safeties
Yeremiah Bell and Renaldo
Hill and cornerback Andre
Goodman to become unre-
stricted free agents.
Crowder finished second
on the team last season with
a career-high 114 tackles.
The former Florida
Gators star has spent his
entire four-year NFL career


with the Dolphins.
"They did have the whole
season to re-sign me. and
they really didn't want to
talk about anything, so
maybe they didn't like me
as a player or whatever it
was," Crowder said. "If they
want to get into a bidding
battle with somebody. that
means they really didn't
want me anyway.
"I want to play football
next year, and I'm confident
I can play in the NFL, so I'll
play football next year and
hopefully it's with the
Dolphins. But if it's with
somebody else. I know I can
play football. They had the
first crack at it and they
dropped the ball, so we'll
see what other teams do. It's
their loss."


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Page 4B


Short-handed Kathleen still too

much for Streaks


Continued from 1B
game, but behind two baskets
apiece from Jake Trussell and
Tevin Toney, the Streaks
were up 12-10 after one.
The Devils went on anoth-
er spurt to open the second,
scoring six straight, but again
.Sebring fought back and
hung tough.
An Achilles heel, however,
hurt Sebring's efforts in the
period as they went 0-for-5
from the free throw line,
allowing Kathleen to take a
22-20 lead into the half.
J.C. Howard and Jewel
Campbell sparked Sebring
early in the third with four
points apiece, and it was
Trussell scoring four points
late in the period to keep
1hem close at 37-34 going
,into the final eight minutes.
Back and forth it went
'from there, with Devin
'Clarke and Chris Grubb each
draining threes to offset
Lezedrek Williams and his 11
fourth-quarter points.
Which just set the stagefor
the final scenario and the dis-
appointing outcome.
"It was a tough loss but a
very successful season with a
lot of positives," Harris said
afterward.' "And I've got
guys like Joe (Young), Jewel
(Campbell) and Devin
,(Clarke) coming back. We're
going to work hard and get
ourselves in the same posi-
tion next year.'
Trussell lead the Blue
Streaks effort with 12 points
while Howard, Young and
They each contributed eight
points.
Williams lead the Devils
with 19.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Joe Young's thunderous dunk put Sebring on top late in
Thursday's Class 4A Regional Quarterfinal. But Kathleen
would come back to end the Blue Streaks strong season
with a 57-53 win.


Sebring Senior Softball


Continued from 1B
.the Salesman played almost
:'flawlessly, holding the
,Rebels scoreless for six
,innings, while building a
S four run lead at that point.
The Rebels scored three
.runs in the last two innings,
;but a few fielding miscues
(permitted the Salesman to
,score four more runs for a
';final score of 8-3.
* Extra-base hits were
*scarce, but Jerry Johnston
managed a triple for the
-Salesman and getting more
;than one hit were Syd
Collins, 4-for-4, Ken
:Filppula and Mike Jurmu
'went 2-for-3.
A strong pitching per-
.formance by Harley Smith,
.inspite of a strong wind,
helped keep the Rebels
'.score lower than usual.
' Their best hitters for the
-day were Tony Caristo, 2-
;for-3 with a double, Les
'Reab and Don Purdy going
3-for-3.
Hitting 2-for-3 were Jerry
.Mattis, Stan Turl and Diz
,'Jones.
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, at
.the Complex, the Highlands
;Independent Bank and
Silent Salesman teams
played two, six-inning
games to make up a post-
poned game.
In the first game the
*Salesman jumped to a five-
run lead in their first at bat
'and no doubt the Bankers
thought, "Oh boy, here we
go again, another wide mar-
*.gin loss."
However, that was not the


case as the Bank team
played one of its best games
of the season.
The Salesman managed
only three more runs as the
Bankers showed they could
play good defense.
The HIB team failed to
get their first victory as they
failed to score in the last
three innings after tying the
score at 6-6 at the end of
three, making the final score
8-6 in favor of the
Salesman.
Swinging hot bats for the
winners were Mike Jurmu
2-for-3 with a home run,
Richard Godfrey with a
home run and Julian
Vanisacker hitting a triple.
Marvin Knutilla hit 3-for-
3 and Harley Smith was the
winning pitcher with three
scoreless innings of relief.
Highlands Independent
Bank top hitters were Carl
Puffenbur 2-for-2, including
-a three-RBI home run and
Ralph Rhotin hit a triple,
but was left on base.
In the second game the
Bankers failed to keep their
pace and the Salesman
scored 21 runs in the first
five innings to win 21-6.
Having a good day at bat
was Don Cunningham with
two home runs and Syd
Collins batting 3-for-4 with
a home run.
Mike Jurmu hit 4-for-4
and Tom Royal went 3-for-
3, while seven other
Salesman had two hits
each.
The Banker's Bob Burley
and Carl Puffenbur each hit


a home run.
All in all it was a great
day at the old Ball Park and
encouraging to see the
Highlands Independent
Bank Team showing such
great strides.
Highlands Ridge and
Royal Palms had a duel
going that ended in a 10-8
victory for the Ridge.
They scored five runs in
the top of the first inning
and five runs in the'7th.
Top hitters for Ridge
going 2-for-3 were Walker
Spence, Curt Brown, Joe
Healy, Andy Timermanis
and Kenney Stanek. Doug
Ebeling produced the lone
home run of the game.
The Palms high hitter was
Larry Lane going 3-for-3,
including a triple.
Charley Quinn had 3-for-
4 with two doubles.
A widespread score was
between Highlands
Merchants and Andrews
Allstate Insurance ending
with 22-6 in favor of the
Merchants.
Doing the most hitting
were Bob Roth, 3-for-3 with
a home run and Carl
Saunders, 2-for-3 with a
homer.
Ross McMinn and Bill
Todd each had three hits,
including a triple,. while
Victor Rodriquez had 3-for-
4 with a double.
Wayne Hill made several
good defensive plays at the
shortstop position.
Allstate batters having
the most hits were Bob Lott
and Larry Solomon.


Devils moving up at State-
Continued from lB ._.hed__ _
wrestler too. To have reached


this point after all that, I
think he was just so nervous
of making a mistake."
Both Hubbard and Moore
took losses in their second
matches, moving them into
the consolation round where
they'd have to do a wrestle-
back to move on toward the
medal rounds.
Hubbard wasn't able to,
coming up on the short end
of a 10-2 decision to
Jacksonville Bolles' Daniel
Igel.
But as just a sophomore,
Hubbard will have ample
opportunity to build on the
experience gained.
Moore stayed alive with a
4-0 decision over Xavier
Londono of Space coast and
was set to face Tony Leone
of Dunnellon.
Bland, undefeated at 43-0
on the regular season, kept
his record unblemished with
a pin of Chaminde's Nick
Brown at 1:41 of the second
period and a 10-2 major deci-
sion over Ian Burns of
Jacksonville Episcopal.
Next up for Bland would
be Kyle Thancker of
Riverdale.
After winning his first
match with a pin of Anthony
Elbert of Jacksonville Raines
at 1:12 of the third period,
Hatten the went down in an
8-3 decision to Max Piasecki
of Jensen Beach, moving him
into wrestleback position.
But he did wrestle his way
back into competition with a
13-4 major decision over
Erich Minich of Green Cove
Springs Clay, setting up a


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Jace Grimmett let's out a celebratory roar after pinning his
first-round opponent Friday at the Lakeland Center.


match with Alex Noa of
Mater Academy in Hialeah
Gardens.
Grimmett was making his
first appearance in the event,
though he was no stranger to
it.
"I've been here three times
before to support my team-
mates," he said. "So I knew
what to expect. I wasn't real-
ly nervous, just excited to be
a part of it."
The excitement showed as
Grimmett was very active in
pinning both Matt Bates of
Tenoroc and Jaime Alvarado
of Suwannee to move into the
final four of the champi-
onship bracket with a meet-
ing with Jacksonville Raines'


Danny Jackson next up on.
the agenda.
"I don't come into some-,
thing like this with expecta-
tions," Brown said. "Because,
then you can get let down. I-
come in with anticipation and-,
with how we did today, we;
couldn't have done much bet-
ter."
Co-coach Lee Elder was
just as impressed with their
Devils deeds.
"They did a great job at.
overcoming their nerves," he.
said. "They were nervous
early on, but they settled in.
and kept marching forward."
Check www.newssun.com
for the final results of the
Red Devil wrestling run.


Courtesy photo
The Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless will be hosting a fundraising golf tourna-
ment toward implementing a transportation program.

County Coalition Golf Tourney


The homeless population in
Highlands County has encoun-
tered many problems in gaining
access to services.
Without public transportation
in the area, many clients simply
choose not to make an effort to
look for work or attend school.
For this reason, the
Highlands County Coalition for
the Homeless is on a mission to
implement a transportation pro-
gram so these individuals can
get to and from work, school,
and various appointments.
In an effort to raise funds for
this program, the Coalition is
hosting a 4-person, co-ed
scramble golf tournament on
Sunday, March 15, at the
Sebring Golf Course, located at
3129 Golfview Road.
All proceeds from the
Tournament will go toward this


transportation program.
The tournament,will involve
the entire Highlands County.
Community and it will bring all
walks of life together in under-
standing the needs of the
homeless population.
The Coalition has developed
a four-category tournament;
1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies
will be awarded to: *
-Highlands County Service
Departments (Sheriff, Police,
Corrections, Fire/Rescue,
Service Clubs, Churches, etc.
-Highlands County Business
/Corporate category.
-Highlands County public
residents and schools.
-Highlands County Area Golf
Courses and Country Clubs.
The team that wins from the
Golf Course and Country Club
Category will have the opportu-


nity to become the host golf-
course for next year's annual
tournament.
During these difficult finan:
cial times, the Coalition under-,
stands how much harder it is to.
donate to charity.
We believe that giving must,
come.from the heart and we,
welcome any company or indi-..
vidual who would like to spon-,
sor or donate for this worth--
while event.
The cost of the Tournament
is $60 and includes lunch dur-
ing the awards ceremony.
Registration deadline is-
March 12. To receive a tourna-
ment application, or if you have
any questions, about our trans-
portation program, please con--
tact the Highlands County,
Coalition for the Homeless at
452-1086.


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Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the Highlands
County School District for
the upcoming week of
February 23-27 include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, assorted
juices, apple, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken marinara with
spaghetti, garlic toast, chef
salad, crispy chicken salad,
turkey and cheese sub, dill
stack, carrots and dip, string
cheese, french fries, corn,
cherry extreme fruit, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
diced peaches, brownie,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, mandarin
oranges, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, MaxStix, dipping
sauce, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, ham and
cheese sub, dill stack, tossed
salad, green beans, mashed
potatoes, potato chips, brown
gravy, string cheese, apple
extreme fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juices, fruit
cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, banana,
pineapple cup, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, hot and
spicy chicken sandwich,
Uncrustable peanut butter
and jelly sandwich, corn dog,
dill stack, carrots and dip,
string cheese, potato chips,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, cocoa clodhop-
pers, choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast - Breakfast
pizza, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, fresh Florida
oranges, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, taco salad, salsa, chef
salad, crispy chicken Caesar,
ham and cheese sub, dill
stack, scalloped potatoes,
potato chips, corn cobbettes,
assorted juices, tossed salad,
apple extreme fruit, assorted
fresh fruit, fruit cocktail cup,
cut fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Friday
Breakfast - Sausage bis-
cuit, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese, pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken tenders, dinner
roll, chef salad, crispy chick-
en salad, turkey and cheese
sub, dill stack, carrots and
dip, string cheese, french
fries, green beans, diced
peaches, assorted juices,
diced peaches, assorted fresh
fruit, cherry extreme fruit,
Carnival Chip cookie, choice
of milk.


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


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cheese sub, chicken marinara
with spaghetti, garlic toast,
dill stack, seasoned potato
cubes, corn, string cheese,
assorted juices, diced peach-
es, assorted fresh fruit,
brownie, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast - Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinna-
mon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, ham and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, MaxStix, dip-
ping sauce, dill stack,
mashed potatoes, , brown
gravy, carrots and dip, green
beans, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, cut fresh fruit,
fruit cocktail cup, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Assorted cereal bars, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, hot and spicy
chicken sandwich, chef salad,
corn dog, baked beans, car-
rots and dip, dill stack, string
cheese, potato chips, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,,
cocoa clodhoppers, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast - Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, ham and cheese sub,
chef salad, chicken Caesar
salad, taco salad, taco topper,
salsa, dill stack, scalloped
potatoes, corn cobbettes, car-
rots and dip, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, fruit
. cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast - Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Sausage biscuit, assorted
juices, choice of milk.
Lunch - Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, dill stack,
tossed salad, carrots and dip,
potato chips, string cheese,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, diced peaches,
Carnival Chip cookie, choice
of milk.

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast - French toast
sticks, sausage patty, assorted
cereals, string cheese, chilled
fruit juices, apple, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Lucky Charm's
cereal, string cheese, apple
juice, milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, baked
chicken, dinner roll, mashed
potatoes, chicken gravy,
California blend vegetables,
chilled fruit juices, peach
crisp, choice of milk.


Tuesday
Breakfast - Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, cinnmia-
mon toast, chilled fruit
juices, banana, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Zesty cheese
roll-ups, 'giant graham,
peanut butter, apple, choco-
late milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, baked
chicken, beef ravioli, garlic
breadstick, broccoli, cut
fresh fruit, grape juice,
brownie, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast - Cinnamon
bageler, hash brown patty,,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, chilled fruit juices,
mandarin oranges, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Giant graham,
peanut butter, zesty cheese
roll-ups, grape juice, milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad, corn
dog nuggets, baked beans,
Goldfish crackers, pineapple
cup, cinnamon bears, choice
of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast - Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, chilled fruit
juices, pineapple cup, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Banana mini-
loaf, egg and cheese biscuit,
banana, chocolate milk.
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, ham
and cheese hoagie, potato
chips, seasoned peas, chilled
fruit juices, vanilla pudding,
choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast - Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, chilled fruit juices,
fresh Florida oranges, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Egg and chicken
biscuit, banana mini-loaf,
apple juice, milk.
Lunch ' - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, Mama
Sofia's pepperoni' pizza,
Mama Sofia's cheese pizza,
tossed salad, fruited Jell-O,
chilled fruit juices, Carnival
Chip cookie, choice of milk.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, baked chicken, dinner
roll, mashed potatoes, chick-
en gravy, California blend
vegetables, peach crisp,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, beef ravioli, garlic
breadstick, broccoli, fresh
oranges, brownie, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, Goldfish crackers, car-
rots and dip, applesauce cup,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham and cheese hoagie,
seasoned peas, potato chips,
carrots and dip, vanilla pud-
ding, choice of milk.
Friday
Lunch - Uncrustable
peanut, butter and jelly sand-
wich, Mama Sofia cheese
pizza, tossed salad, fruited
gelatin, Carnival chip cookie,
choice of milk.


SFCC to tour Austria,


Germany and Switzerland


Special to the News-Sun
Have you ever dreamed
of traveling to a fairy-tale
land complete with castles,
snow-capped mountains,
and forests? How about
touring a gothic cathedral or
sampling some of the
world's finest chocolate?
Perhaps you have wanted to
take a step back into the
world's more recent and
solemn history with an
excursion, to Dachau, site of
a Nazi concentration camp.


Florida

Division of.

Forestry

announces

fair winner
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRIN'G - The Florida
Division of Forestry's fair
booth is a staple at the
Highlands County Fair and
this year's booth was no
exception. Due to dry con-
ditions, wildland firefight-
ers wanted to increase wild-
fire awareness at the
Highlands County Fair.
The Florida Division of
Forestry gave fair-goers a
chance to win silver IPOD
Nano. Fair attendees were
given the opportunity to talk
to a wildland firefighter
about home protection and
to enter their name in a raf-
fle. Out of all the appli-
cants, Melissa Crews' name
was drawn from the raffle
box and walked away with
silver IPOD Nano.


Now you can when South
Florida Community College
sponsors an affordable 12-
day educational tour
through Austria, Germany,
and Switzerland in early
May.
The price of the trip
includes round-trip airfare,
10 overnight stays in hotels
with private bathrooms,
complete European break-
fast and dinner daily, full-
time bilingual tour director,
six sightseeing. tours, one


walking tour, two orienta-
tion toprs, and seven visits
to special attractions,
including an excursion to
beautiful Mount Pilatus.
For more information,
call Dr. Theresa James at
453-6661, 773-2252, 465-
5300, or 494-7500, ext.
7185.
All of, SFCC's education-
al tours are available to the
general public and can be
taken for college credit or
no credit


Courtesy photo
Division of Forestry Ranger Mike Leicht presents Melissa
Crews with her IPOD Nano.


Homeowner education is
first line of defense when it
comes to wildfire protec-
tion. DOF needs residents to
take action and clean dead
vegetation off roof tops. The
roof and soffits are the most
vulnerable part of a home.
Wooden shingles can easily
catch fire from flying fire
brands. Roofs with fire
resistant shingles can also
catch fire from embers if
there is an accumulation of
leaves and pine needles on
the roof and in the gutters.
Exposed eaves can allow
fire brands into the attic and


catch the roof on fire. '"
Conditions are ripe for
wildfires. Highlands
County's Keetch Byram
Drought Index is the highest
in the state of Florida again.
It is averaging 695. Dry
conditions, high winds and
low relative humidifies are a
perfect recipe for wildfires.
Please report all fires imme-
diately.
Anyone needing addition-
al information may contact
the local Division of
Forestry at 655-6407. Visit
the Web site at www.fl
-dof.com.


HIGHLANDS COUNTY,'


FLORIDA

FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008

SECTION 62-708, FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE.

COST COST

ELEMENTS PER USER


COLLECTION:

RESIDENTIAL

NON-RESIDENTIAL (1)


DISPOSAL:

RESIDENTIAL

NON-RESIDENTIAL (1)


RECYCLING:

RESIDENTIAL

NON-RESIDENTIAL (1)


TOTAL COST PER USER


$49.99






$111.73






$25.29




$187.01


NOTES:
(1) The county did not regulate non-residential
users.
(2) Tipping fees per ton for solid waste services
during the 2007-2008 fiscal year were as follows:

Yard Trash $25.00

Construction/

Demolition Debris $25.00

Tires $100.00


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have this week. But rushing others to get
what you want is not the way to go
about things. Put on the brakes.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) - Taurus,
assess the situation from all angles
before you weigh in with how you feel.
This way you avoid any confrontations,
or can deftly explain your position.
Gemini (May 22-June 21) - Jump
into that new relationship with both feet,
Gemini. It'll be the best decision you've
made in quite some time, and you'll
have a -few partner to show for it.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) - Cancer,
after doing for others for so long it's
time you do for yourself. Don't feel bad
about treating yourself well. If you are
happy you can continue to brighten oth-
ers' days.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) - Factor fun
into the equation for the week, Leo. It's
time to lighten up, kick back and relax.
After being refreshed you can jump
back into the daily grind.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) - Resist the
urge to take what everyone says to heart.


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challenge, Virgo.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Someone
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knew what you were going to say, you
experience a change of heart.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Scorpio,
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to devote energy to staying in that posi-
tion. Just don't work too much at it or
else you'll foil all of your hard work.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - You
are undecided about a housing situation,
Sagittarius. Take the advice of someone
close to you who only has your best
interests at heart. A new friend is on the
horizon.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) - The


stress of too much planning leaves you a
tad on the weary side,. Capricorn. You
just need to take a few days off and get
back into the swing of things. Leo helps.
a lot.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) - ft's
one thing to be cautious with money, it's
another to be Mr. Scrooge, Aquarius.
Now's the time to loosen the reigns on
those bank accounts and spend wisely.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -
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week, Pisces, and nothing will get you
down. Birthday plans prove to be lots of
fun.


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

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


BAPTIST

* Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall
, Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible
classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered
'for all ages. Spanish worship serv-
ice, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir prac-
tice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church
phorie: 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
Ljfe teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM.
The adult Bible and Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
tistap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
*. Faith , Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.


Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Evening Service, 7
p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James
Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfe/-
lowship@tnnI.net
* First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
Joy Loomis, interim music director.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 9:30 a.m. Library open; 11
a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m.
Children's Church; 4:30-5 p.m.
Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Monday schedule: The
Gutter Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday
schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic comput-
er class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
children's mission groups.
Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House.
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan
Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday
schedule: 9:30 a.m., Bible study;
11 a.m., Worship Service.
Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible
study. Friday schedule: 7 p.m.,
activities for adults, youth and chil-
dren.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
way between Sebring and Lake
Placid). Your place for family,
friends and faith. Sunday morning
worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery
is provided for both services with
Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life
changing Bible Study for all ages
starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
Allen Altvater leads the youth in
their quest to become more like
Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
. p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
youth worship in the youth facility,
and missions training for all chil-
dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
* First Baptist Church of Lake
Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal
Palm Street. (2 blocks south of
Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
33852 (863) 465-3721, Email:
www.fbclp.com. Contemporary
9:00 a.m., Traditional Blended
10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m.
& 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening
6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities
for all 6:15 p.m.
* 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 Evenirg Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday
,School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) "Where the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School . begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
,Sunday Evening Service is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, .3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev.
Winfred White, interim pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,


Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;
Ralph 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

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


CHRISTIAN

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


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


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

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


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE,

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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Conservation Connection Day on March 7 will be even better than last year


If you are among the 200 people
that attended Conservation
Connection Day last year, then you
are in for an even better event this
time around. If you didn't get a
chance to visit us last year, please
mark your calendars for 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, March 7. More than
20 environmental agencies will join
together at the Bert J. Harris Jr.
Agricultural Center and meet the
citizens of our beautiful county.
Hosted by the Highlands Soil and
Water Conservation District, the
event will include exhibits from
agencies all over the state who will
have information and free give a
ways for all who come by.
' This year the HSWCD is part-
nering with our neighbors at the
Highlands County Extension office
and the "Saving Money Going
Green" seminar. On Friday, March
6 speakers will be presenting on
"green" building, irrigation, recy-
cling and even financing houses
that are built to green specs.
Sustainability is a hot topic these
days and you will be able to


acquire some useful information if
"going green" is in your future.
Then on Saturday, March 7 many
different agencies will be on site to
answer any questions you may have
and hand out plenty of information.
We understand that government can
be confusing and it is our goal to
"bridge the gap" and make it easier
for you to find out what the differ-
ent agencies do. It is also a wonder-
ful opportunity to share with you,
our valued citizens, information
about the unique and precious natu-
ral resources in this area and all
over the state. This event also gives
you the opportunity to see where
some of your tax dollars go.
Even though last year's event
was a huge success, we listened to
our visitor's constructive criticism
and took their advice. Many folks
stated that they would prefer to
have such events on the weekend
and in the cooler months. This year
the event will be held on a Saturday
and it will be indoors as well as
outdoors. There will be free hot
dogs and drinks and lots of activi-


ties for the kids.
We will have a
big slide and
bounce house as
well as several
different envi-
ronmental activi-
S ties for the
' younger visitors.
Home Depot will
News From be on site to
The assist the kid's
Watershed with a building
Corine Burgess project that they
can take home.
Free hot dogs, drinks and give a
ways will be available. There will
also be other snacks and treats for
sale. No matter what your age,
there should be something for
everyone.
This year some of the agencies
that will participate include the
Natural Resources Conservation
Service, Highlands County 4-H,
Southwest Florida Water
Management District, South Florida
Water Management District,
Division of Forestry, Florida


Department of Environmental
Protection, Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, . 4
Archbold Biological Station,
Wrede's Wildlife Rehabilitation ,
Center, Master Gardeners, Kee# I
Highlands County Beautiful, South
Dade Soil and Water conservation
District, Avon Park Air Force
Range, Highlands County Lakes
Association, Riverwoods Field Lab,
Ridge Rangers and Highlands
Hammock State Park.
The event is free. Bring the kids
and stop by for a little while or all
day. Each of us needs to do whatev-
er we can to conserve and protect
our natural resources. The first step
in being part of the solution is
information. You need to under-
stand your natural areas and the
challenges and dangers that face
them.
This is your chance to find out
about your natural surroundings'
and the people who work in them.
The whys and hows of the different
programs that are being implement-
ed; understanding of complex proj-


ects; what department does what
and who to contact for information
are just some of the subjects that
you can learn more about by
attending this exciting event.
j It is the hope of the Highlands
Soil and Water Conservation
district that you will walk away
with a better understanding of the
precious natural resources in the
area and certainly be more knowl-
edgeable about which agencies to
contact for your needs.
But perhaps most of all, we
hope that the children will be
inspired to learn more about the
environment, to be better stewards
of our land a maybe even make a
positive difference in the future
regarding our natural resources.
We hope to see you there.

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


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


GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* 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

* 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. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at www.newlife
sebrring. corn.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship


activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Fdday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www.vchurch-
es.corn/trintylutheran/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, indadowning@hotmailcom.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmal.com. Web site is
www. christiantrainingministries. 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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nectedorg
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. Web site: highlandscommu-
nity.com e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunty, 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,@hotmail.com. Web site:
www. TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

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


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


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

* Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone:
453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-
da@embarqmail.com, Saturday
early morning worship service is at
8:30 a.m..; Saturday, Sabbath
School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.;
Vespers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.
Church Service 10:45 a.m.
Saturday. Community Service
hours on Tuesday a ursday is
from 9:00 a.m. til,, Senior
Pastor Paul Boling;=Xk late
Pastor Kameron Drt
Memorial Acade I in
School offering ed r
kindergarten through 1
ALL ARE WELCOME. s
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* Sebring S h
Adventist Church, 21 5-.
Road 17, Sebring; 5-2438.
Worship Services: 18l 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.salvationarmysebrng.com or
call Captain Mary Holmes at 385-
7548, ext. 110.


UNITED METHODIST

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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


VINEYARD

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


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ARTS & LEISURE


Club prepares for annual

wood carving show


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Highlands
Wood Carvers Club has
announced that Leah
Goddard of Sarasota will be
the "featured artist" at its
12th annual wo6d carving
show at the Sebring Civic
Center on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Goddard has taught wood
carving for the past nine
years, has competed national-
ly and has won numerous
awards including "best of
show" in the Dayton, Ohio
Wood Carving Show.
Recently she was filmed for


the Wood Sculpting series by
the DYI Network.
At the Sebring show
Goddard will demonstrate
carving animals. In addition,
local wood carvers Bob
Seybolt, Aaron Perkins and
Chuck Thomas will demon-
strate various carving tech-
niques.
The public is invited to
view the competition during
show hours of 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the
Sebring Civic Center located
behind the Sebring library.


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Courtesy photo
Leah Goddard of Sarasota will be the featured artist at the
Highlands Wood Carvers Club's 12th annual wood carving
show on Feb.. 28 at the Sebring Civic Center.


Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy


Patinkin performs at SFCC March 2


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK -
Broadway's master songman,
Mandy Patinkin, will bring
his critically acclaimed.
"Dress Casual" concert to
South Florida Community
College's Artist Series at
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2
in the SFCC Auditorium,
Highlands Campus.
Tony and Emmy award-
winner Patinkin has an exten-
sive list of theatre credits that
include Broadway, Off-
Broadway, and regional the-
ater.
He won a Tony award for
his 1980 Broadway debut as
Che in Andrew Lloyd
Webber's "Evita" and was
again nominated in 1984 for
his starring role in the
Pulitzer Prize winning musi-
.cal "Sunday in the Park With
;George."
He returned to Broadway
'in the Tony award-winning
musical "The Secret Garden"
(1991), appeared as Marvin
in "Falsettos" (1992), and in
1997 played a sold-out
engagement of his one-man
concert, "Mandy Patinkin in
Concert," with all profits
benefiting five charitable
organizations.
Patinkin's other solo con-
certs, "Celebrating
Sondheim" and
"Mamaloshen," have been
presented on Broadway, Off-
Broadway, and have toured
the United States. His other
stage -credits include "The
Wild Party" (Tony and
Drama Desk nominations),
"The Winter's Tale," "The
Knife" (Drama Desk nomina-
tion), "Leave it to Beaver is
Dead," "Rebel Women,"
"Hamlet," "Trelawney of the
Wells," "The Shadow Box,"
and "Henry IV, Part I."
Patinkin won a 1995
-Emmy award for his critical-
ly acclaimed performance in
,the CBS series "Chicago
-Hope," and recently starred
in the CBS series "Criminal
;Minds" as FBI profiler Jason
'Gideon and in the Showtime
*Original Series "Dead Like
.Me" as the reaper Rube
:Sofer.
.His other television
-appearances include& the role


Courtesy photo
Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkidn, will bring his critically acclaimed 'Dress
Casual' concert to South Florida Community College's Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday,
March 2 in the SFCC Auditorium in Avon Park.


of Kenneth Duberstein in the
Showtime film "Strange
Justice," and Quasimodo in
the TNT film presentation of
"The Hunchback."
Patinkin's live perform-
ances have received wide
critical acclaim. Clive Barnes
of the New York Post called
Patinkin "the greatest enter-
tainer on Broadway today -
period."
In the New York Daily
News, Howard Kissel called
his performance, "the most
exciting time I've had in the
theatre in ages. He could sin-
gle-handedly revive the
American musical theatre."
The London Evening
Standard called him, "a mas-
ter entertainer of a type once
thought to be extinct."
Since then he has toured
extensively, appearing to
sold-out audiences across the
United States, Canada,
London, and Australia per-
forming songs from writers
including Stephen Sondheim,
Rodgers and Hammerstein,
Irving Berlin, Randy
Newman, Adam Guettel, and
Harry Chapin.
Patinkin will be accompa-
nied on the piano by Paul
Ford. Ford was the original
pianist for the Broadway pro-
ductions of Stephen


Sondheim's "Passion," "Into
the Woods," 'Sunday in the
Park with George,"
"Assassins," and most
recently the revival of
"Pacific Overtures."
Ford was the pianist for a
number of concerts under the
baton of Paul Gemignani
including the acclaimed
"Follies" concert at Lincoln
Center; the Carnegie Hall
concert performances of "A
Sondheim Tribute," "Anyone
Can Whistle," and "South
Pacific" with Reba McEntire;
"A Little Night Music" with
the Philadelphia Symphony;
"Gypsy" with Patti LuPone
and the Chicago Symphony;
and episodes of PBS' "My
Favorite Broadway." He
accompanied Patinkin in
"Mandy Patinkin: Dress
Casual" at the Public Theater
and on Broadway, both the
Broadway and Off-Broadway
engagements of
"Mamaloshen," and contin-
ues to work with him on all
of his recordings, national,
and international tours.
The performance is spon-
sored by Florida Hospital
Heartland Division, Gene
and Jo Brenner/Brenner
Pottery, and Center, for
Retina & Macular Disease.
Tickets for this perform-


ance range from $33 to $47
and may be purchased online
at http://performances.south-
florida.edu 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Tickets
may also be purchased from
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday by calling
the SFCC Box Office at 784-
7178 or by visiting the SFCC
Box Office at the SFCC
Auditorium, 600 W. College
Drive, Highlands Campus.


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - The sev-
enth annual Heartland
Harmonizers' Barbershop
Show will be held at South
Florida Community College
Auditorium at 2 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 7.
Tickets are $12 and may be
purchased at the door or by
calling 386-5098 or 471-
2494.
The Heartland
Harmonizers, a chorus of 65
men under the direction of
Bob Thiel, will sing a collec-
tion of four-part harmony
tunes from the good old days.
Also appearing on the show
will be guest quartet Perfect
-Timing, one of the top
.International Senior Quartets,
plus the Sounds of Sebring
and four chapter quartets -
The Old Smoothies, Harmony
Classics, What Are We Four


and Twilight Zone.
The Sebring chapter of the
Barbershop Harmony Society
was formed in 2001, primarily
through the efforts of Sounds
of Sebring. It began with a
core group of 12 men and has


steadily grown to its present
size.
Any man who likes to sing
is invited to join them on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the cho-
rus room of Sebring High
School.


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Hollywood Revisted
at Tanglewood
SEBRING - At 7 p.m.
today, Tanglewood brings
Sebring a different type of
show. Hollywood Revisited
is presented with the origi-
nal costumes from the
movies and shows of the
past. Along with the live
versions, you'll see on the
big screens the scenes from
the past movies. These cos-
tumes are part of a collec-
tion of 350 originals from
stars such as Marilyn
Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor,
Julie Andrews, Gene Kelly,
Betty Davis, Katharine
Hepburn, Mae West, Bob
Hope, Bing Crosby and
Judy Garland. These are
just a few from this vast
collection.
An acclaimed vocalist
will sing and dance to
movie-related music while
wearing the costumes. A
concert pianist provides the
musical accompaniment for
the scenes performed.
Don't miss this live
spectacular that is
"Hollywood Revisited."
Doors and snack bar will
be open at 6:15 p.m., show
at 7 p.m. All tickets are
$10. Tanglewood is one-
half mile north of Walmart
on U.S. 27.

Lake Placid Art
League offering
classes
LAKE PLACID -
Ongoing classes now in
progress at the Lake Placid
Art League include "Open
Media" with Anne Watson,
"Fabric Painting " with
Mary Gebhart, "Parchment
Creations" with Maria
Lorant, "Wood Carving"
with Bill Snyder, "Mixed
Media" with Llewellyn
Rinald.
Call 465-5510 for class
schedules and sign-up.

Hardee County
Players present
Variety Show
WAUCHULA - The
Hardee County Players
will present the second
annual Snow Bird Variety


Show at the Historic
Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium, 225 E. Main
St. Evening performances
will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, Feb. 27 and
28. Sunday matinees will
be at 2:30 p.m. today and
again March .l. General
admission tickets are $5
for these performances and
can be purchased at the
door on the day of the
show. Doors open one hour
before show time. Parking
is behind the auditorium or
across Main Street in the
Post Office lot.
Handicapped parking and
wheelchair ramp are locat-
ed on the west side of the
auditorium.
Last year performers
from Cross Creek RV Park
(Arcadia), Crystal Lake
Village (Wauchula), and
Pioneer RV Park (Bowling
Green) entertained with a
variety of music (singing
and instrumental) and com-
edy. This year they will be
joined by performers from
Brookside Bluff (Zolfo
Springs).
The Players are a non-
profit, all volunteer, com-
munity theater organiza-
tion, serving Highlands,
Desoto, Hardee and Polk
counties. To make dona-
tions, become a member,
volunteer, request advance
tickets, or to reserve seat-
ing for groups of 25 or
more, call (863) 767-1220,
or go to the Players new
Web site at www.hard-
eecountyplayers.com.

Miller teaches
stained glass
classes
LAKE PLACID - Earl
Miller, instructor in the art
of stained glass, began a
new series of four classes
on Feb. 21. Classes will be
held at .the Caladium Arts
and Crafts Cooperative,
132 E. Interlake Blvd.
The cost of the four
classes is $100. A non-
refundable $20.00 deposit
is required upon registra-
tion for this class.
Call the Co-op at 699-
5940 or visit www.caladi-
umarts.org.


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takei:"i'you but such as is
common to man: but God is
faithful, who will not suffer

you to be tempted above that
ye are able: but will with the
temptation also make a way to
escape that ye may be able to
bear it." (I Corinthians 10:13)
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Gtiouation you are facing today, your 'w

|scape has already been made. Victory(ol-
according to the word of God. We are not going
to be tempted above which we are able. We go
through different tests in order for the Lord to
make us the person He, wants us to be. During


our time of testing,
There are times we v
it could be during
working on us. Rush
the Lord has complex
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will continue to rep
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Barred Owls are


cavity nesters


Welcome to our roost! It
is gratifying to know that so
many folks care about birds,
and if someone finds an
injured or perhaps an aban-
doned young bird, help is
sought after almost immedi-
ately.
Such was the case not so
long ago when golfers at
the Harder Hall Golf Course
came upon a very young
owl with its white, fluffy,
down-like feathers streaked
with some dirt, and sitting
on the ground. What to do?
They called us and left a
message on our phone. It
was getting dark and steps
had to be taken to protect
the bird from predators. A
cage was found and the lit-
tle guy was placed in the
cage.
The next day, Wrede's
Wildlife Re-hab was called
and the bird was picked up
by Dave Wrede. A happy
story ending for the bird
and the concerned golfers at
Harder Hall Golf Course.
- The "baby" owl was most
likely a Barred Owl that
decided to be a little adven-
turous, as they are known to
leave the nest after four to
five weeks and perch on
branches nearby. Of course,
if left on its own the parents
would continue to feed it;
however, this owl was in an
exposed place, subject to
becoming a meal for: a
hawk, therefore, we are
happy that there was
humann intervention."
Our subject bird, the
Barred Owl (Strix varia) is
about 20-24 inches with a 3
1/2 foot wingspan. It is a
chunky brown and gray owl
with a large head and dark
brown eyes. The upper
chest has dark, horizontal
barring and there are verti-


Birds & Other
Wild Things
Ruth and Hank Kowa/ski

cal streaks on the lower
chest. The bird has a yellow
beak and yellow feet. Its
call is a loud barking just
before giving an eight-hoot
call that sounds like, "Who-
cooks-for-you? Who-cooks-
for-you?"
Barred Owls are found
throughout mainland
Florida, and inhabit a vari-
ety of forest types but seem
to prefer mixed hardwoods
and swamps. They are cavi-
ty nesters, using natural
holes in hardwoods or
palms and will use bird-
boxes. Two or three eggs
are laid between January
and March. The female
incubates the eggs for a
period of 28 to 33 days.
Fledging is 42 to 44 days
and both parents feed the
young. The young can fly at
about 6 weeks and parental
care extends beyond four
months. Other names for
this owl: Hoot Owl, Swamp
Owl. According to the
Archbold-Audubon Lake
Placid Christmas Bird
Count, the five year average
sighting of the Barred Owl
stands at 24. -
Our first sighting of this
interesting bird came one
wonderful late afternoon at
Highlands Hammock State
Park.
That great photo of the
Limpkin appearing in our
previous article was from
Caroline Troup. Troup is
also the photo-artist of the
Barred Owl in this week's
article.
We hope that many of
you participated in the
Great Backyard Bird Count


News-Sun * Sunday, February 22, 2009


-s-- v.-- .- . .-
Photo courtesy of Caroline Troup
Barred Owls are found throughout mainland Florida, and
inhabit a variety of forest types but seem to prefer mixed
hardwoods and swamps.


(Feb. 13-16). The data from
this count and others con-
tribute invaluable informa-
tion to scientist tracking
population problems in the
avian community.
Until next time, we wish
you great birding adven-
tures, and please share your
sightings with us at 465-
6618 or e-mail ruthnhand-
wildbird@ htn.net
One of our favorite


quotes, "Lord, make me see
thy glory in every place."
Michelangelo

Ruth and Hand live in Lake
Placid, and have old, deep
roots in the Audubon Society.
Ruth is the original editor of
the local Audubon newsletter
SIGHTINGS, and Hand is a
past president. They are gradu-
ates of the Dr Reed Bowman
Bird Study Course given at


Microsoft explores educational link to video games


By DAVE KOLPACK
Associated Press
FARGO, N.D. - Devin
Krauter sits on the end of his
bed, tapping buttons on his
video game controller to
shoot down alien beasts
while chatting with other
players through a headset,
texting on his cell phone and
talking to a visitor.
The 17-year-old high
school junior is ranked by a
video game Web site among
the best players at "Gears of
War 2," in which soldiers
attack the endmy with .an
assault rifle that has a mount-
ed chain saw bayonet. He
says the game teaches him to
think on his feet - and that
he thinks about succeeding,
not slaying.
That intrigues Microsoft
Corp.
The software company,
which publishes "Gears .of
War," is studying the reac-
tions of avid gamers to see
whether video gaming can
promote learning skills that
carry over to the classroom.
"We want to figure out
what's compelling about the
games," said John
Nordlinger, head of gaming
research for Microsoft. "If
we can find out how to make
the games fun and not make
them so violent, that would
be ideal."
Microsoft has put up $1.5
million to start The Games
for Learning Institute, a joint
venture with New York
University and other col-
leges. The goal of the
research is to see whether
video games - and not just
software specifically
designed to be educational
- can draw students into
math, science and technolo-
gy-based programs. The
institute has begun lining up.
middle school students to
study.
Microsoft is the not the
first to explore whether video
games could enhance educa-
tion. For instance, University
of Wisconsin researchers


have found that playing
"World of Warcraft" can
encourage scientific think-
ing. The researchers noticed
that players used mathemat-
ics and models to deal with
situations in the game's fan-
tasy world.
Even so, groups that mon-
itor gaming say Microsoft's
entry into the research will
bring needed money and
credibility. Many studies so
far have focused on educa-,
tional games, not shooter
games. Parents also want a
closer look at potential long-
term psychological and soci-
ological effects.
"I would hope that the
goal is to have video games
that can help develop reac-
tion and probleri-solving
skills, without blowing
everything up in sight," said
Dave Walsh, president of
National Institute on Media
and the Family in
Minneapolis.
Microsoft chief researcher


Craig Mundie said during a
visit to the company's Fargo
campus that games could
stimulate educational abili-
ties by helping people devel-
op "a higher-order cognitive
capability."
Many shooter games force
players to track "how many
bullets and bombs and mis-
siles do I have, and how do I
spend and where do I go get
more of them," Mundie said.
The idea that there is
broader educational value in
such activities is sure to find
skeptics.
Vince Repesh, a counselor
at the University of
Minnesota at Duluth, said he
fears that gaming is replacing
education, not adding to it.
He recalled a couple of stu-
dents coming to him for help
after they got hooked on
"World of Warcraft." One
student had gone from
straight As to flunking out:,
"I accused him of coming
in loaded from smoking


dope, he looked so bad,"
Repesh said. "Turns out he
had been up for 28 hours
straight playing the game."
Shelby Cossette, 17, a jun-
ior, joined a new video gam-
ing club at Fargo South High
School. She wanted to meet
other gamers and believes
it's a good complement to
academics.
"I've played a lot of puz-
zle-golving games and they
actually help sharpen my
brain," Cossette said. "My
reaction time has actually
gone up, thanks to playing
video games."
The club was started by
English teacher Chuck Lang.
He said he believes
Microsoft is doing a good
thing in researching the
potential of games, even if it
might benefit the company
through increased sales.
"Why not spread this mar-
ket out?" Lang said. "Why
not promote something
where kids are having fun?"


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Page 13B


DIVERSIONS


By MICHAEL T. WILLIAMS


CANINE COLLECTION


Trusted and entrusted


ACROSS
1 Dwindle
4 NASA partner
7 Computer input
11 Bleacher shouts
15 Shamus
18 Holy cow!
19 Rim of a cup
20 Unrestricted
21 Old-time actress
Menken
22 Govt. med. grp.
23 Pat who shot Billy
25 Band of hoods
26 Parting words
28 Xmas honcho
29 Comes to terms
31 Waterproof fabric
32 Simpsons' pooch
35 Sahl and Drucker
36 Afore
37 Yemen's capital
38 Laura of the LPGA
41 BMW rival
42 Walks with difficulty
44 Lower layer of
Earth's outer crust
46 McKellen and
McShane
47 Stiff collar
48 Strasbourg's region
50 Disney pooch
53 Tongue-clucking
sound
55 Dead Sea kingdom
56 Other suitors
57 Shinto gateway
70 Violin-maker Amati
72 Guitarist Lofgren
73 Thoughtful letters
76 Tie together
78 _ buena
70 Put to sea
72 Expressions of
uncertainty
73 Comic Crosby
75 Military gesture
77 Come to pass
78 Imaginary
80 Brand symbol
81 One in Toledo
82 Comic strip pooch
85 Proceedings


87 Bullring shouts
91 Pitcher Hershiser
92 Dress line
94 Paris subway
95 Island east of Java
96 Lay it on thick
99 Danube tributary
101 Dist. across
102 Floral clusters
103 Roy Rogers' pooch
107 Skip like a stone
109 Wild one
110 "Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes" co-star
112 Long-haired felines
114 Space juice?
115 _ de Saint-
Exupery
116 Put a stop to
117 Noninvasive med.
exams
118 2501
119 Twosome
120 "Born on the
Bayou" grp.
121 Snaky shape
122 Affirmative votes
123 Church section
124 Wickedness
125 J.J. Pershing's
troops

DOWN
1 Omelet necessity
2 Reaches base after a
bunt
3 O'Higgins of Chile
4 Votes in
5 Alaska city on Baranof
Island
7 Want ad rental
7 Cartoon pooch
8 Not together
9 Basic beliefs
10 Frank McCourt's"
Ashes"
11 Brit. flyboys
12 Old saying
13 Macmillan or Wilson
14 Everest guide
15 Franz Kafka novel
16 First name in mys-
teries


17 Crumbly metal
residue
24 Silver screen pooch
27 Granary pests
29 Indians' third base-
man of the 1950's
30 Outranking
33 Peddle
34 Lincoln's V.P.
35 West of Hollywood
39 U-turn from WSW
40 Bygone map abbr.
42 Karachi's nat.
43 Groups of twenty
45 Counsel
49 Shade of green
51 Noted drama school
52 Catcher Howard
54 Brown shade
57 Sch. in Fort Worth
58 La-la lead-in


Solution on page 5B

59 Hosp. personnel
70 Agamemnon's father
71 Flowering
73 Def. mil. grp.
74 Lucy of "Charlie's
Angels"
75 Calculator key abbr.
77 Braided string
79 Cartoon pooch
71 Animated pooch
74 Arrive
76 Group fund
78 Two dots over vow-
els
79 Minimum ones
81 Mil. morale booster
82 Rabble
83 " You
Experienced?"
84 Cardinals
86 Mortarboard tosser


88 Daryle of the grid-
iron
89 Refined grace
90 Family nickname
93 Gandhi's title
97 Last syllable of a
word
98 Vaguely outlined
100 Make over
102 New York reservoir
104 Banks of Wrigley
105 Magicians' batons
106 Boredom
107 "Pursuit of the Graf

108 Berry and Norton
111 Soft-toy stuff
113 Sound of a leak
115 Classifieds


Daughter's bad attitude will get better with age


Question: My sixteen-year-old
daughter is driving me crazy. She is
sassy, noisy and selfish. Her room
looks like a pigpen and she won't work
any harder in school than absolutely
necessary to get by. Everything I taught
her, from manners to faith, seems to
have sailed through her ears. What in
the world do my husband and I do
now?
Dr. Dobson: I'm going to offer you
some patented advice that may not
make sense or seem responsive to the
problem you've described. But stay
with me. The most important thing you
can do for your daughter is to "just get
her through it." The concept is a bit
obscure so let me make an effort to
explain it.
Imagine your daughter riding in a
small canoe called "Puberty" on the
Adolescent River. She soon comes to a
turbulent stretch of whitewater that
rocks her little boat violently. There is
a very real danger that she will capsize
and drown. Even if she survives
today's rapids, she will certainly be
caught in swirling currents downstream
and plunge over the falls. That is the
apprehension harbored by millions of
parents with kids bouncing along on
the wild river. It's the falls that worry
them most.
- Actually, the typical journey down
the river is much safer than believed.
Instead of the water becoming more
violent downstream, it eventually tran-


sitions from fright-
| ning rapids to tran-
juility once more.
. What I'm saying is
that I believe your
daughter is going to
be okay even though
she is now splashing
Focus On and thrashing and
The Family gasping for air. Her
little boat is more
Dr. James buoyant than you
Dobson might think.
Question: I am suspicious that my
sixteen-year-old son may be using
some kind of illegal drugs. He's just
not himself lately and his friends are
some of the weirdest guys you ever
saw. Can you summarize the most com-
mon symptoms of drug abuse for me?
What should I look for?
Dr. Dobson: A complete answer to
that question would fill a book, because
there are so many illegal substances on
the market today and each has its own
characteristic "fingerprint." But there
are eight common physical and emo-
tional symptoms you might look for in
your son:
1. Inflammation of the eyelids and
nose is common. The pupils of the eyes
are either very wide or very small,
depending on the kind of drugs inter-
nalized.
2. Extremes of energy may be evi-
dent. Either the individual is sluggish,
gloomy and withdrawn, or he may be


loud, hysterical and jumpy.,
3. The appetite is extreme - either
very great or very poor. Weight loss
may occur.
4. The personality suddenly changes;
the individual may become irritable,
inattentive and confused, or aggressive,
suspicious and explosive.
5. Body and breath odor is often bad.
Cleanliness is generally ignored.
6. The digestive system may be upset
-- diarrhea, nausea and vomiting may
occur. Headaches and double vision are
also common. Other signs of physical
deterioration may include change in
skin tone and body stance.
7. Needle marks on the body, usually
appearing on the arms, are an important
symptom. These punctures sometimes
get infected and appear as sores and
boils.
8. Moral values often crumble and
are replaced by new, avant-garde ideas
and values.
Let me caution you that some kids
are able to hide their drug use better
than others are. You might stop by to
see the officer in charge of narcotics
enforcement for your local police
department. He or she may be able to
give you more specific information
applicable to your son.

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


They were dark
days for me. Days
when all I could
think about were
rejection, shame, 51
loss, fear and hope-
lessness.
In one sentence di
spoken to me, "I Paus
want a divorce," my C
life turned upside Con
down. Jan
That was about
37 years ago. The wound has
healed and new life was
birthed as I began learning
new things about God during
that time. The Lord had
known and experienced the
feelings I was dealing with.
His incarnation assured me
of that.
The Christmas season has
just passed. But the truth of
Christmas is to be lived out
daily. I think of Mary and
how Scripture records in
Luke 1:30 the words of the
angel, "Do not be afraid,
Mary, for you have found
favor with God."
Now if we dissect that, it
wouldn't seem a bit favor-
able. This well-respected
young virgin would now be
found with child and all
manner of suspect would
arise. Her betrothed, Joseph,
would also feel the repercus-
sions ... and her family
would wonder.
Though she didn't fully
understand, she accepted and
surrendered to God's plan.
So when I think of the
words, "for you have found
favor with God," I see them
in a kaleidoscope of bril-
liance. Mary would be the
earthly mother of the
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bestowed upon her
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love, teach, nurture
and care for God's
Son - the Light of
. the world. There is
no greater bril-
" . liance.
And But, "found
favor" holds anoth-
ider er hue of color for
'erop me. God looked
upon Mary and saw
the spirit and nature of one
who could be trusted by God
to surrender to his will; and
be entrusted with the care
and upbringing of his Son.
Can God's favor be found
even when we don't under-
stand our situations?
God's Word says "yes." At
that time, I came to realize
in a new way that I was
God's daughter. Being a
daughter in God's family not
only gave me rights and
privileges, but also responsi-
bility of one who belongs.
I longed to take even
those "unfavorable" things
in my life and glorify God
and for him to find me wor-
thy of his trust.
Through it all, he had
entrusted me with a precious
child as well.
It would be my great priv-
ilege to love, teach, nurture
and direct my little son to
his Heavenly Father.
Romans 8:28 assures me
that in all things God works
for the good of those who
love him and are called
according to his purpose.
He is faithful. May we be
found trustworthy. Selah

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Sun correspondent.





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Five heart attacks fail to change man's habits


Dear Abby: My husband
"William" and I have been
married 32 years. I love him
dearly, but his health is poor.
William is only 55, has had
five heart attacks and has
three stents in his heart. His
last visit to the ER included
being hit with paddles
because his heart had
stopped. In spite of this, my
husband continues to smoke,
eat whatever he wants and so
on. I feel as if I am just wait-
ing for him to die.
I think about this all the
time. When I try to call my
husband and he doesn't
answer, I envision him at
home dead on the floor. We
have made all the arrange-
ments necessary for when the
time comes.
We recently moved into a
new home. William works
constantly around the house
and then complains to me
about how tired he gets.
When I encourage him to
take it easy and rest, he says,
"I have to get everything


done before I die."
It's driving my
crazy.
How do I end
these obsessive
thoughts of my hus-
band dying? It *
scares me to think of
life without him. We
have been together Dear
since I was a teenag-
er. Other times I feel as if his
death will actually set me
free. William is a good man,
and I'm troubled by these
constant nagging thoughts.
Any advice would be a bless-
ing.
- Waiting in Texas
Dear Waiting:
Considering the circum-
stances, your concern is nor-
mal. If my husband had had
five heart attacks and didn't
take care of himself, I would
be worried sick, too.
It is very important that
you understand and accept
that your husband is living
his life on his own terms,
exactly the way he wants to


- smoking, eating,
fixing up the house
so it will be "per-
fect" for the woman
he loves. Enjoy him
to the fullest and be
thankful for every
day you have with
him, because the
Abby more you obsess
about losing him,
the less you will be able to
enjoy the present. If you
think about it - the present
is all that anybody is guaran-
teed. A talk with a therapist
or a member of the clergy -
so you'll have someone to
lean on when the time comes
- may help you make your
way through the process of
acceptance.

Dear Abby: I am a respon-
sible adult, age 28. I have a
college degree and a good
job. I pay my bills on time
and own my own home. My
situation is I had a child
when I was a teenager.
Often when people find out


that I am his mother, they'll
make a comment such as,
"Oh, you're too young to
have a 12-year-old child."
That statement is absolutely
correct. However, I don't feel
I should have to go into
detail about how old I was
when my son was born.
Can you please provide me
with a response that will not
be rude but will end the con-
versation? While I understand
where the generalizations
about teenage mothers come
from, they do not apply in all
situations.
- Young Mother in
Chesapeake Bay, Va.
Dear Young Mother: Just
smile at the person, say,
"Thank you for the compli-
ment," and change the sub-
ject. You are under no obliga-
tion to reveal any further
details.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as
Jeanne Phillips. Write Dear
Abby at www.DearAbby.com.


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It's a time-honored tradition:
On Oscar night, when Hollyw% ood
pats itself on the back again and
again ... and again, average
folks around the world (
watch the broadcast and
mercilessly pick apart their
idols. After all, what's better
than questioning the sartorial
judgment of people much more
attractive and much wealthier
than you are?
And if you're going to do it
anyway, why not make a game of
it? Here, we've collected some of
the sights you're bound to see at
the very high-brow Academyn
Awards and paired them
with that very mass-mar-
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Cut out the cards, distribute to
your Oscar-night guests and dis-
cuss the rules beforehand. Will
a player only win with hori-
zontal, vertical or diagonal
lines? Or can you do four
* corners? Does the pre-show
coverage count, or only the
actual awards show?
Players MUST call out clues
for them to count. Decide
\\ whether everyone gets to mark
their board when they see a clue
on TV, or just the first person to
call it out. If you choose the lat-
ter, then everyone else must wait
until Jack Nicholson shows up
again (don't worry, it will
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