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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Published on Nov. 6, 1988 as: Sunday news-sun
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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Bo Alvarez sits in the arms of Vince Roes, the man who helped resuscitate him after he fell into a neighbor's swimming
pool four years ago in Sebring. Roes recently met Alvarez for the first time since the accident.

Alaska man runs marathon in honor of

local boy he saved from drowning in 2005


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING - An unfortu-
nate accident brought two
families together, but the
aftermath of that accident is
making the world a better
place.
Bo Alvarez drowned in
2005 in a neighbor's pool
near Veterans Beach when
he was just 2 years old.
His little heart stopped,
and his breathing ceased.
Vincent and Bernice Roes
were visiting family and
were at Veterans Beach
when they heard a panicked
commotion coming from
the Lakeview Drive home
and saw people standing
near the pool.
They ran over and saw
Bo unconscious. He
appeared to have just been
pulled from the water.
While Vincent called 911,
Bernice began CPR until
emergency personnel
arrived and relieved her.


New Internet site
loaded with Florida
veggies and fruit
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssuin.coin
SEBRING - Florida's Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services has launched a new Web site
with detailed information for both
professional growers and consumers.
Go to www.florida-agriculture.com
to find, for example, which crops are
in season at what time. The list is
updated each week.
In addition, the page offers links to
information about Florida's growing
seasons and tips for selecting, storing
and preparing fresh seafood.
There is a link to Justin Timineri,
an executive chef, who works for the
department's division of marketing
and development. Some of his
responsibilities include promoting all
of Florida's freshest commodities,
creating new recipes, and educating
children on the value of health and
nutrition in food. The link to The
Florida Chef features Timineri's
recipes that use fresh Florida ingredi-
Continued on page 6A


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Bo Alvarez, 6, cannot blink his eyes since he nearly -
drowned four years ago.


Bo was transported to the
hospital, his heart still not
beating.
After 20 minutes of CPR,
he finally responded to
emergency room treatments
and started breathing again.
.Unfortunately, his body
was deprived of oxygen for
so long that he sustained
severe brain damage.


Bo was alive, but could
not walk, or talk, or feed
himself.
His mother, Michelle
Alvarez, has since started
The Bo Alvarez Children's
Foundation with the goal
being to assist in preventing
drowning, and to help pro-
vide support for families
with special needs children


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Maurine Platt, who with her husband Dallas
owns and operates 98 Produce on U. S. 98,
says all kinds of Florida raised vegetables and
fruit are in season and for sale. Sweet onions
from Arcadia, strawberries from Plant City;
creamers, summer squash, zucchini, red, green
and orange peppers; honey and oranges.


like Bo.
Vince, now living in
Alaska, reconnected with
Michelle and Bo last-week-
end, visiting Bo for the first
time since that fateful day.
Touched by their plight,
Vince had decided to raise
money to support the new
foundation.
. And he set a high bar.
Achieving a goal of rais-
ing $10,000 is a hard thing
to do, especially in these
economic times. But Vince
is no stranger to determina-
tion, being a long-distance
runner, and this was one
marathon he was willing
tackle.
Dedicating his run in the
Sarasota Grouper Marathon,
Vince has raised $10,050
for Bo's foundation.
"Vince is a true hero,"
Michelle said in a recent
phone interview before
Vince arrived in town.
Continued on page 6A


AP council

votes to

reduce

monthly

meetings

Cost-cutting move
still needs second
reading and vote
* Related editorial, page 4A
By EDBALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The Avon
Park City Council voted 3-2
Monday to cut its meetings in
half.
With almost no discussion,
Councilman George Hall and
Mayor Sharon Schuler voted
no on Ordinance 11-09,
which amends the meeting
requirements of the council
to once per month.
If passed, council would
strike the first regular meet-
ing every month starting in
April.
The council now meets on
the first and fourth Mondays.
The vote allowed the ordi-
nance to pass the first read-
ing, and is set to be read
again March 2.
Ordinances always require
two readings with two weeks
notice between the readings.
City staff first recommend-
ed the change during a budg-
et workshop held earlier this
month.
Cutting costs for copies,
staff time and attorney fees
were the reasons cited by
City Manager Sarah Adelt at
the workshop.
"Does this mean we will
get our books a week ahead
of time?" joked Councilman
Al Joe Hinson, referring to
the extra time staff would
have to prepare.
Adelt stated in the work-
shop that if a second meeting
was needed, the council
could always come back to
having the assembly on the
first Monday, but stressed
that the time saved by staff
would be significant.
"If we need to have a sec-
ond meeting, or if the agenda
gets to be too big, we can
always, have that second
meeting, but right now we
are doing everything we can
to cut costs," Adelt said dur-
ing the workshop.


Red ink leads Red Cross

to go to all volunteers

Highlands director Art Harriman, who
was the only paid employee, has left office


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.co
m
SEBRING - With a signif-
icant drop in charitable dona-
tions affecting more and more
non-profit organiza-
tions, many are having
to reorganize and
adjust. The American
Red Cross is no excep-
tion.
On Feb. 18, the
decision was made to
separate the Highlands Harr
County Red Cross
operation from that in Polk
County - which had been the
parent agency.
This means the local Red
Cross will have control over
its own future.
It also means that it will
become an all-volunteer


force.
David Onstead, who is on
the local Red Cross board of
directors, and has been a Red
Cross volunteer for about 35
years, said this is a positive
development.
I For one thing, he
said, it gets back to the
organization's volun-
teer roots, and for
another it puts local
people in charge of
meeting local needs
riman without having to go
through an added
layer of distant bureaucracy.
Instead, the American Red
Cross is setting up a regional
chapter in Orlando, and Polk
County and Highlands County
would become peers.
"We're excited about it,"

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AP trades


out rent at


airport for


maintenance


agreement

By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK - The Avon Park City
Council voted 4-1 to exchange airport rent for
a maintenance agreement with Richard
McKenzie and Florida Aircraft Services.
City Manager Sarah Adelt estimated that the
'.exchange for the approximately $3,424 in
-monthly rent would be a wash for the city,
-which now spends about that much in staff
time and mowing.
"Renee (Green) and I worked the numbers
on this, and it's about the same," Adelt said.
"It is not actually out-of-pocket cash, and it
would allow the airport manager to get the
-'Airport Authority in order, so we are asking for
approval of this on a trial basis for six
months," Adelt added.
In essence, McKenzie, who now operates
the Flight Based Operations, would take care
of the security, maintenance and mowing, and
he would get the use of the new FBO building,
-.the adjacent FBO hangar, three T-hangars,-and
the new corporate hangar on Bell Street.
"You have an expense for employees out
there that adds up to more than the $18,000
over the next six months," McKenzie said.
Staff and council both complemented
- McKenzie on his day-to-day operations of the
airport.
Included in the agreement, but not currently
figured into the cost for the city, is the new
.FBO building. The 5,000-square-foot building
is not yet rented, but should go for $8 to $10
per square foot, said C.B. Shirey, the current
'airport manager.
With the inclusion of the new.FBO building,
.the total to McKenzie could be closer to
$7,600 per month.
During the discussion, Adelt said, "We have
always operated at a deficit out there. But this
would give our short-handed public works
* crew a chance to concentrate on other much
, needed areas."
Council directed City Attorney Jerry Buhr to
,:review the two-page agreement to make sure
,that it was complete.
1, "It is my own impression that typical things
- like insurance would be included. I want to
make sure that there are no holes in the
details," Councilman Joe Wright said.
Councilman Al Joe Hinson voted against the
agreement.


News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Crack that whip


News-Sun file photo by KATARA SIMMONS
The annual Florida Cracker Trail Ride will be heading through Sebring today on State Road 66,
across U.S. 27 and onto U.S. 98. The group will make a stop at Cracker Trail Elementary School
between 10 and 11 a.m. today. The ride begins just east of Bradenton and ends in Ft. Pierce, a trip
of around 120 miles. Each day's ride is approximately 15 to 20 miles in length. The purpose of the
ride is to draw attention to Florida's horse and cattle heritage.



Sebring seeks to fill two seats on

Historic Preservation Committee


B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING - Sebring is look-
ing for two good individuals with
an interest in history and a love
of architecture:
City Clerk Kathy Haley
announced two vacancies on the
seven-member Historic
Preservation Commission at the
city council's regular meeting
Feb. 17.
The commission meets the
fourth Thursday morning every
month. The meetings are typical-
ly over by 9 a.m. It is a volunteer
position with a four-year term of
office. Members are appointed
by the mayor, selected through
an application process.
Commission members are-


organizations seeking historic
status for their buildings, either
on the national register or the
local one. They also oversee
changes, maintenance or renova-
tions to buildings which are
already registered as of historical
interest. This is of particular
importance regarding buildings
on the national register because
those owners must meet stan-
dards set by the U.S. Department
of the Interior.
Pete Pollard, director of the
city's Community
Redevelopment Agency, which
works with the commission,
explained that the entity was cre-
ated by city ordinance in 1990 in
an effort to preserve the unique
architecture marking the town's


tasked with reviewing applica- - identity.
tions from property owners or Only the


Historic Circle is an


actual historic district, however.
It includes Wall St. and North
Ridgewood Drive to the
Nancesowee Hotel and the fire
station.
Getting on the national his-
toric register, "is a long, tedious
and somewhat expensive
process," Pollard said. Local
recognition is simpler, although
Pollard said he and the city want-
ed to be .more responsive and
helpful to property owners in the
future.
Pollard said one of the. chal-
lenges serving on the commis-
sion is balancing historic accura-
cy with economic feasibility, tak-
ing into account what history
calls for and what the owner can
accomplish.
The work can become contro-
Continued on page 6A


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Man busted

with quarter

pound of pot

in his car
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING - A man who
was pulled over after alleged-
ly failing to stop at a stop sign
was arrested when Sebring
Police Department officers
found nearly a quarter pound
of marijuana in his car.
James Tucker, 23, of
Sebring, was pulled over on
Railroad Street Saturday
afternoon and when Officer
Tom Gilliard asked him for
his license and registration,
Tucker said he didn't have
one because he did not pay
his reinstatement fee, the
report said.
Taking Tucker out of the
car and handcuffing him,
Gilliard asked if there was
anything on him or in the
vehicle. He allegedly
responded that he had a
"quarter pound" in the car.
Officers found more than
100 grams of marijuana under
the driver's side seat.
Tucker was arrested for
possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana, a third-
degree felony.
His passenger, Reginald
Wooden, 40,' was charged
with misdemeanor possession
of marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
When they took Wooden
out of the car Gilliard saw
him drop "what appeared to
be a piece of crack cocaine
onto the shell rock out of his
right rear pants pocket," he
said in the report.
"Wooden immediately took
his right foot and began shuf-
fling it so we were unable to
locate the crack cocaine," he
said.
Wooden remained in the
Highlands County jail with-
out bond due to prior bond
issues. '
Tucker was released later
that day after posting a
$1,000 bond. He was arrested
two years ago on misde-
meanor possession of mari-
juana.


: The issue
SDeputies launch
:search for missing,
endangered woman








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^,ater box office is open from
3-4 p.m. Thursday for in-per-
son sales, the telephone num-
ber is actually to the private

who handles ticket sales.
That means to reach this
individual by phone one
Should call any time but 3-4
3-4 p.m. Thursday.
son sales, the telephone number is
382-8393.
'2382-8393.


Last we knew What's next?


Rebecca Jane Spinks, 37,
was reported missing
Thursday after she disap-
peared from her mother's
vehicle in the area of
Cemetery Road and Douglas
Avenue on the way home
from the store. Deputies
from the HCSO searched for
Spinks, who was reportedly
intoxicated, Thursday but to
no avail. None of her
acquaintances had heard
from her and the K9 track
was unsuccessful


Spinks was found at
Highlands Regional
Medical Center on Friday,
having checked herself in.
Det. Jamie Davidson of the
HCSO wouldn't say why
she was in the hospital, cit-
ing privacy laws. Officials
don't know what she did or
where she was Thursday
night, but indicated she
was safe at home on
Tuesday morning.
A patrol deputy visited
Spinks in the hospital and
the search was over.
"Bottom line is we wanted
to make sure she was safe;
she was okay," Davidson
said.


CSX road closure
SEBRING - Due to CSX Railroad not completing
repairs on the railroad crossing, the following roads will
continue to be closed at the railroad crossing until this
morning: Arbuckle Creek Rd., Cemetery Rd./Sunniland
Dr., Lemon Ave. and Center St. To reach Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd., take Pear St. off of N. Ridgewood Dr.
Detours are posted.


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Fed head says recession may end this year


NEW YORK (AP) - Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke has steadied Wall
Street by telling Congress the recession
might end this year.
In his semiannual report to the Senate
Banking Committee, Bernanke predicted
the economy is likely to keep contracting in
the first six months of 2009.
But he also said "there is a reasonable
prospect" the recession will end this year.
He warns that a recovery will require get-
ting credit and financial markets to operate
normally.


Bernanke's comments helped the market
absorb a worrisome report on consumer
spending.
The Conference Board's consumer confi-
dence index for February came in at 25,
well below expectations. The finding is the
latest sign that consumers are deeply wor-
ried about the recession and the safety of
their jobs.
The Fed chairman spoke a day after the
government moved closer to dramatically
expanding its ownership stakes in the
nation's banks, including Citigroup Inc.


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www.newssun.com News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


BUSINESS


By PATRICK MAY
San Jose Mercury News/MCT
SAN JOSE, Calif.
eet Paul and
Terry Bacon -
portrait of a
marriage
reframed by recession.
He's 48, laid off from
Hewlett-Packard after 11
years, suddenly chief cook
and bottle washer. She's 53,
manager of a medical clinic,
working 35 hours a week,
suddenly Ms. Breadwinner.
Paul: "I was making
$120,000. We're now relying
on my wife's $3,000 a
month, and we're barely able
to pay our mortgage. My
wife's stressed and tired, so I
try and have a good dinner
waiting when she gets home.
I guess that's what a good
wife would do. I guess I'd
make a good wife."
Terry: "Women are still
underpaid, and I don't have
the education Paul has, so
there's no way I'll ever bring
in his income. So I'm sud-
denly feeling a lot of pres-
sure."
As the recession grinds
on, men are being laid off at
a far greater clip than
women, spawning a historic
American emigration out of
the cubicle and into the
kitchen.
The numbers are startling:
More than 80 percent of pink
slips handed out since the
recession began in December
2007 have gone to men,
thanks to their disproportion-
ate slice of jobs in hard-hit
fields like construction and
manufacturing, according to
.government data.
In November, women held
more than 49 percent of
jobs. And since many are
with more stable employers
such as schools and hospi-
tals, U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics suggest women
soon could outnumber men
in the workplace for the first
time in the nation's history.
"The whole structure of
the American job is chang-
ing," said Jill Ater, co-
founder of the national part-
time job-placement service
10 til 2. "This trend could
change the way we look at
traditional gender roles.
Women represent a super-
educated but under-utilized
workforce. Now many of
these women are saying, 'He
might not be able to get a
job. But I can.' "
In Silicon Valley, where
the global downturn fuels a
weekly exodus from startup
sites and office parks, home
life for many couples is
undergoing its own seismic
shift - with Mommy
Breadwinner, Daddy
Daycare and life as they
knew it now flipped upside
down. Even as they hunt for
a new job, trying to get by
on what is often a spouse's
more meager pay, men are
learning to simultaneously
polish resumes, change dia-
:pers, set up interviews and
teach teenagers to drive.
"I'm beginning to feel like
Mr. Mom," said Mark
Mistor, 46, laid off last
month as purchasing manag-
er for a Hayward, Calif.,
tech firm. "I pick up my
daughter from kindergarten
at noon. But if I'm out inter-
viewing or have resumes to
submit, I'll drop her off at
day care - a 6-year-old
needs a lot of attention."
Mistor, like other laid-off
men interviewed for this
story, says his stay-at-home
status "is a mixed blessing.
My job took a lot of time out
of my life, so my kids have
received their daddy back.
I'm helping my son with dri-
ver's training, and helping
him on the computer getting
ready for college, so there's
definitely a silver lining to
all this."


Heather Boushey, senior
economist at the Center for
American Progress, says the
gender gap in layoffs during


Nhat V. Meyer/San Jose Mercury News/MCT
Greg Hobbs, right, helps his son Nathan, 6, with his social studies homework as daughter
Kimmie, 17, center, heads to her room, in their Sunnyvale, Calif., home, earlier this
month. When Hobbs, a software development manager, was laid off in 2001, he and his
wife decided to flip things around at home.


'This trend could change the way we

look at traditional gender roles.'

JILL ATER
co-counder of job placement service


tough economic times is not
new, but this time it's far
more dramatic.
"Men losing more jobs
than women has been the
case in every recession since
the early '80s, which was the
first time we saw this mas-
sive structural switch away
from manufacturing," said
Boushey, pointing out that in
December the unemployment
rate was 7.2 percent for men
and 5.9 percent for women.
"The losses are much sharp-
er now, and the gap between
men and women's unem-
ployment rates has never
been as high" in the past
quarter-century.
Both in the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics and anecdo-
tally in her own life,
Boushey says she is seeing
"more and more American
families where women are
taking on the primary
income role. The big ques-
tion.is: Are their husbands'
lost jobs ever coming back?"
If families are forced even
temporarily to live on the
wife's paycheck, which
according to government sta-
tistics represents 80 cents for
each dollar a male co-worker
earns, the American home
could be getting a testos-
terone-fueled makeover,
from the way finances and
chores are managed to the
way kids are raised.
Amy Keroes, founder and
chief executive of
MommyTrackd.com, says,
"I'm sure men may feel like
they're already doing a
whole lot around the house,
and compared to previous
generations that's true. But
men now having to multitask
while looking for a job will
feel the way the rest of us
have felt for so long."
Paul Bacon's brother
David in Cupertino, Calif.,
already knows how that
feels. Laid off in June from
VeriSign, David complains
that with "so many demands
at home, it's hard to get
enough time for job-hunting.
I'll be working on a lead and
suddenly one of the kids will
need help with their home-
work and I have to drop
what I'm doing. It's a real
balancing act."
But if anyone can do it,
says Palo Alto, Calif., author
Joanna Strober, it's Mr. Bay
Area Mom.
"I think men around here
are more open than in other
parts of the country to han-
dling the child care while
their wives are at work,"
says Strober, who co-wrote
"Getting to 50/50: How
Working Couples Can Have
It All by Sharing It All."
"With these layoffs, more
and more men will find
themselves in that role. And
while it's hard to be the first


guy at that nursery school
class, it's not so hard to be
the third or fourth."
If this recession drags on,
there could well be more
jobless men with employed
partners like Greg Hobbs, a
Sunnyvale, Calif., software
development manager laid
off in 2001 from Nortel.
After three years of looking
for a new job, Hobbs and his
wife, who works at IBM,
decided to flip things around
at home.
"With both of us working
and three kids at home, we
realized there was a void in
our family by not having a
parent at home, helping get
them involved in extracurric-
ular activities," says Hobbs,


now 51. "It was obvious
there was a need there, so
we decided that I'd fill it
and become a stay-at-home
dad."
Today, with a 12- and a
17-year-old still at home, he
misses the workplace at
times. But he says he has no
regrets.
"I was laid off when my
son was 5, so to him his dad
has always been home,"
Hobbs says. "And he's never
really asked me 'Why don't
you work?' because he has
other friends who have simi-
lar arrangements at home."
Having a good income
from IBM certainly helps.
But the Hobbses seem to
have found a balance that
eludes many dual-income
couples in America.
"My wife helps him with*
his math," he says, "and I
help with science. I think
we're all used to it now. It's
just become our way of life."


Consumer confidence

plummets to new low


More laid-off men at home means


more Mommy Breadwinners


By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
AP Retail Writer
NEW YORK -
Americans' already battered
confidence in the economy
went into free fall in
February, sinking to new
lows as consumers grow
more fearful over massive
job cuts and shrinking
retirement accounts.
The dismal news came
just hours after major retail-
ers including Target Corp.,
Home Depot and Macy's
Inc. reported depressed
fourth-quarter results as
shoppers focus on necessi-
ties like food. And another
widely watched index
showed home prices tum-
bled by the sharpest annual
rate on record in the fourth
quarter and in December.
The New York-based
Conference Board said-
Tuesday that its Consumer
Confidence Index, which
was down slightly in
January, plummeted more
than 12 points in February
to 25, from the revised 37.4
last month. That was well
below the 35.5 level that
economists surveyed by
Thomson Reuters expected.
, The index, which had
hovered in the high 30s over
the past few months, broke
new lows since it began in
1967. A year ago, the con-
sumer confidence reading
stood at 76.4.
The Present Situation
index, which is consumers'
assessment of current eco-
nomic conditions, fell to
21.2 from 29.7 last month.
The Expectations' Index,
which is consumers' outlook
over the next six months,
sank to 27.5 from 42.5.
"Looking ahead, increas-
ing concerns about business
conditions, employment and
earnings have further
sapped confidence and driv-
en expectations to their low-
est level ever," Lynn
Franco, director of The


Conference Board
Consumer Research Center,
said in a statement.
Franco added that the
report showed worries about
inflation, which had eased
over the past several
months, picked up.
Economists carefully moni-
tor consumer confidence
since consumer spending
accounts for more than two-
thirds of economic activity.
Signs of a further collapse
in consumer confidence is
bad news for the economy
and stores, whose success
hinges on them being in the
mood to spend. But econo-
mists fear that shoppers'
moods likely will remain
battered throughout most of
the year as employers con-
tinue to slash jobs at a torrid
pace.
On Monday alone, trou-
bled flash memory maker
Spansion Inc. said it will cut
its global work force by 35
percent, affecting about
3,000 employees, mostly at.
manufacturing sites. -And
computer chip maker
Micron Technology Inc.
announced it will slash as
many as 2,000 workers by
the end of August and phase
out certain manufacturing
operations at its Boise,
Idaho facility.
Consumers also are nerv-
ous about still-sinking home
prices, and the latest report
from the Standard &
Poor's/Case-Shiller U.S.
National Home Price Index,
showed conditions deterio-
rating further.
The national index
plunged 18.2 percent during
the quarter from the year-
ago period, the largest drop
in its 21-year history. Prices
are now at levels not seen
since the third quarter of
2003. In the month of
December, the Case-Shiller
20-city index plunged 18.5
percent from December
2007 levels.










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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Fewer meetings mean less access


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These are hard times, no doubt about it.
Every day brings more bad economic news.
Schools cutting jobs, states in bankruptcy,
budget shortfalls by the handfuls.


In hard economic times it is a good
feeling to know the elected leadership
is at the wheel and everyone is doing
their part to make sure we navigate
these treacherous times as safely as
possible.
When we as the public feel the
leadership we elected knows what is
going on, and has the situation in
hand, it makes our plight seem a little
less threatening. We have confidence,
that our small plane has strong hands
on the wheel to pilot us home.
All government is currently in tur-
bulent skies, the wind of economic
downturn is blowing strong, and up
ahead is more of the same.
Then the captain announces that
the flight attendant is flying the
plane, and there are no more peanuts.
What?
That's what the city council in
Avon Park recently announced. It is
cutting out one of its two meetings
per month.
It will save some money, no doubt.


The council's salary, the staff fees,
and the attorney fees should decrease
slightly, according to Avon Park offi-
cials.
We are not sure just how much
those savings will be because no dol-
lar amounts were released to the pub-
lic.
But does this make the citizens of
Avon Park feel like their leadership is
on hand?
No.
What we need right now is more
leadership from those we elected, not
less. More communication about the
issues and how our leadership is
addressing -them, not less. Not vague
announcements that everything is OK
and don't worry.
Avon Park has been criticized in
the past for its lack of communication
with its electorate, and was just
brought to task on not having all the
public hearings required by state
statute.
Access to council members is lim-


ited.
The Web site does not have current
information. There are often issues
that are presented to council off agen-
da, with no copies for the audience.
Council works at regular jobs during
the day, and there is no posted e-mail
addresses or phone numbers where
they can reached.
The public needs to be reassured
that those we put in charge know
what is going on and are on hand if
something goes wrong. They need to
know that even if no one shows up to
the regularly scheduled city meetings
to voice their opinion, they are still
having the meetings. And that if a
business has a concern that's timely,
that needs the council's intervention,
the owners don't have to wait an
entire month to have that concern
before the council.
The public needs to be reassured
that we have the ability to communi-
cate with our elected officials in a
timely manner.
You can call city hall, or e-mail the
city manager, but you cannot conve-
niently reach your elected officials in
Avon Park. And now the access at
meetings will be cut in half.


for public
Cutting the meetings in half does'
not make sense when looking at the
work load either.
We still have the same amount of'
issues, and in these hard times some
can argue that there are more prob-'
lems to deal with, not less.
Cutting the meetings in half just
means that the one meeting will be.
longer, and council will have less
time to consider and deliberate as 4
group before making decisions.
One argument can be made that if.
an issue, or a full agenda, does arise,:
then there can always be a "special"
meeting.
But a "special" meeting means that
there is less time to notify the public,
less time to communicate that the1
council will meet, and therefore less
public input.
Cutting down the amount of lead-
ership in these troubled times is a bad,
thing to do, and by eliminating a,
monthly meeting, the city council of.
Avon Park is not acting responsibly.;i
Do not confuse leadership with!
government; more government is not
the answer.
Decisive leadership is the answer.


Botching the digital

television switchover


Stimulus bill will help
American people
Editor:
Not a single House Republican
voted for the $787 billion economic
stimulus bill!
Why?
Because Republicans have no
regard for the people of this country,
they want this Democratic adminis-
tration under President Obama to
fail! This plan will be a success and
in doing so will emphasize the fact
that the past eight years of the Bush
Republican policies were a total fail-
ure and were in fact the cause of the
problems we face today.
The bill includes billions in new
money for food stamps, expanded
child care, and services for the
homeless. It funds increases in edu-
cation, low-income and special edu-
cation students will receive financial
help, new refundable tax credits for
low-income workers, stepped-up job
training, expanded health care cover-
age, and an increase of $100 a
month in unemployment insurance
plus a broad array of social pro-
grams for needy Americans in a way
not seen since the New Deal pro-
grams of the '30s when we had "The
Great Depression" a product of the
Hoover Republican Administration.
Thankfully this time we have Social
Security to help the elderly; it was
signed into law by Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1935.
" This stimulus bill will help the
average American, something totally
alien to the beliefs of the Republican
Party. When was the last time you
heard of Republicans helping the


TODAY'S LETTERS
average citizen? The last Republican
president to create jobs for American
workers was Theodore Roosevelt,
who needed expendable laborers
when building the Panama Canal
through the disease ridden swamp-
land of Panama. When the canal
opened in 1914, a total of 27,500
workmen are estimated to have died
in the effort.
What happened to the Bush $700
billion bank bailout, plus the
upwards of $2 trillion wasted in
Iraq?
Bonuses for bankers, junkets for
bankers, corruption and waste in
Iraq, and nothing for the people of
this country. There has been no
accounting of those huge sums of
taxpayer money, yet the Republicans
are crying foul of President Obama's
efforts to get this country back on its
feet after they knocked it down.
If Republicans are so deeply
opposed to President Obama's eco-
nomic recovery plan, and are
opposed to any federal spending
(actually they can't wait to get their
hands on that money) and if they
think all that federal spending is
damaging, there's an easy ways to
reduce it: Don't take the money.
Sandy Oleesky
Sebring

Tanglewood raises money
for cancer drive
Editor:
Well done Tanglewood. This
year's total of $55.000 raised is
amazing.
On behalf of the "Tanglewood
Ride for the Cure." thanks is extend-


ed to the many volunteers who made
this a success. As well, a special
thank you is extended to Sweetbay,
Winn-Dixie and Publix for their con-
tributions. The ride raised $1,400.
The Tanglewood Actors Guild
would like to thank all of the mod-
els, singers and others who worked
so hard to help us to stage our
Fashion Show/Broadway Revue,
"TAG for a CURE." We are deeply
grateful to our sponsors, Edward
Jones/Alan J. Holmes and Newsom
Eye. With more than 80 volunteers
and great fashions from Ideal Golf,
Steve & Company, Sue's Cubby
Hole Boutique and Belk, we were
able to contribute $5,277 to
Tanglewood's grand total.
Neil Simpson
Sebring

Many help with volunteer
luncheon
Editor:
We would like to thank the fol-
lowing restaurants who donated
lunch to the Guardian Ad Litem
Volunteer Luncheon that was held
Jan. 15: Red Lobster, Chili's,
Sonny's, Homer's, Walmart,
Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Pizza
Hut.
A special thanks to Woody's RV
Resort, which always is so gracious
in allowing us to have our luncheons
there.
The Guardian Ad Litem program
advocates for abused, neglected and
abandoned children in our communi-
ty.
Thanks for your support.
Lisa Falcon and Theresa Carter


Well, that didn't
go very well.
I speak of the
switchover from
analog television to -
digital that was
supposed to occur
on Feb. 17.
The Congress
mandated the Talkii
switchover in 2005
with good reason. Tom
Digital broadcast- Tom Pur
ing offers superior
picture resolution, multiple pro-
gramming options, and it frees
up the airwaves for use by
emergency responders.
America's 1,800 television
stations invested lots of dough
to build digital operations.
Many were ready to switch over
well before Feb 17. But there
was a problem. Millions of tele-
vision viewers weren't ready.
Folks who still watch old ana-
log tubes - people who receive
their TV signal through rabbit-
ear antennas, for instance -
needed to do one of three things
to prepare:
They could have bought a
newfangled digital television.
They could have kept their
old tube and subscribed to a
cable or satellite service.
Or they could have kept their
old tube and antenna and pur-
chased a digital converter box
for $40 to $80 (antennas in
some areas may not receive dig-
ital signals as well as they did
analog, but that's the breaks).
The concept was simple
enough. It was so simple. in
fact, that the Congress decided
to complicate it. The Wall Street
Journal explained how in a fine
editorial last week.
First, the Congress estab-
lished the TV Converter Box
Coupon Program. With a budget
of nearly $1.4 billion, the pro-
gram promised each U.S. house-
hold two $40 coupons to pur-
chase two digital converter
boxes.
But by November of last year,
the Commerce Department told
the Congress the program was
about to run out of dough.
Worse, half of the coupons that
had been issued weren't yet
redeemed - and were about to
expire.
Congress did what it does
best: nothing.
In January, after many
coupons had expired, it was
clear that millions of American
households would not be pre-
pared for the digital switchover.
Sure, they could have bought
converter boxes with their own
money. But why spend your
own dough when the govern-


ng

-cell


ment is eager to kick in?
In the face of the grow-
ing crisis, the Congress did
what it does even better:
blame Bush.
By February, just days -
before the long-planned
switchover, the government
was desperately behind
processing applications for--
converter-box coupons -
it faced a backlog of more
than 4 million. It would
take months to catch up.-


So the Congress did what it
does best of all: stall and spend
more dough. It delayed the digi-
tal switchover date to June 12.
Then it slipped $650 million
into the "stimulus" bill to fund
even more converter-box
coupons.
In any event, despite four
years of government planning
- despite numerous public
service announcements, newspa-
per articles, mailers, how-to
Web sites, community advocacy
programs and millions in tax-
payer dough - approximately
5.8 million households were still
not ready for the digital
switchover.
I have a hunch things would
have gone more smoothly if the
government had done nothing at
all.
I'll bet people would have
figured out what to do on their
own, just as my father had to
figure out numerous technical
innovations over the years.
He sought assistance from the
guy at tl! electronics store. He
talked to neighbors. He read the
newspaper. He read instructions.
As he mastered each concept, he
helped others.
He learned how to install an
antenna on the chimney and rig,
it up to three televisions on
three separate floors. He spent
hours kneeling in front of the
tube in search of the perfect pic-
ture (all my family ever got to
watch was our dad's backside).
He made it through the new
stereo system, the Kimball
organ and the VCR just as mil-
lions of Americans did: without.
one government program.
Too many politicians view the
American public as hapless and.
clueless. But where the digital
switchover is concerned, it's the
Congress and the government
that are hapless and clueless.
As the Journal speculates, do.
we really want these birds run-
ning our health care?
Tom Purcell is a humor columnist
nationally syndicated exclusively by
Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.
Visit Tom on the web at www.
TomPurcell.com or e-mail him at
Purcell@caglecartoons. corn.


EXPRESSIONS OF FREE SPEECH

'A free press is not something that happens naturally or easily. It can disappear so much more
quickly than it can be created and maintained.'


OLIVER F. CLARKE
managing director of Gleaner Co., Kingston, Jamaica, 2000


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www.newssun.com News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009

COMMUNITY BRIEFS [- II . .* I


Avon Park chamber
to host blood mobile
AVON PARK - Florida
Blood Centers - Highlands's
blood mobile will be parked
outside the Avon Park
Chamber of Commerce from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
Donors will receive a T-shirt
and mini physical.
Blood donors are needed
to save local lives. Every
donation can save three
lives, because the blood is
split into several compo-
nents.
0 negative blood is need-
ed in emergency room situa-
tions and 0 negative donors
can only receive 0 negative
blood.
For more information visit
www.floridasbloodcenters.or
g or call 382-4499.

Country Round
Dance returns to
Buttonwood Bay
SEBRING - This week
Buttonwood Bay is having
its Country Round Dance
lessons back at Buttonwood
Bay again. They will still
begin at 1 p.m.

Music set for Legion
AVON PARK - The
American Legion Post 69 in
Avon Park will host music
by Annie today.
For details, call 453-4553.

Marshall County
Day is Friday
SEBRING - Marshall
County, Ind. Day will be at
11 a.m. Friday at Homer's
Restaurant in Sebring.

Moose meetings set
for Thursday
SEBRING - The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host
the following events this
week in February:
* Today - Music by
Larry Musgrave is from 5-9
p.m.
i * Thursday - Moose
Legion meet at 6:30 p.m.
House Committee and
Officers meet at 7 p.m.
General meeting and enroll-
ment to follow.
For details, call 655-3920.

Music plays at
Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host music by Connie
from 5:30-9:30 p.m. today
and by Frankie from 5:30-
9:30 p.m. Thursday.
For more information, call
465-0131.

Patty's Purse
Party slated
SEBRING - The Sebring
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 will host Patty's
Purse Party from 12-4 p.m.
Thursday.
For details, call 385-8902.

BPOE board
meets Monday
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 BPOE board meets at
7:30 p.m. today.
For details, call 465-2661.

Elks Lodge plan
spaghetti dinner,
LAKE PLACID - Every
fourth Wednesday, the Lake
Placid Elks Lodge 2661
serve a spaghetti dinner from
5:30-7 p.m. for $6 per per-
son. The dinner includes
spaghetti, meatballs, mini
salad bar, dessert, ice tea, or
coffee. Tax included. Come
and enjoy.

SFCC celebrates
Black History Month
AVON PARK - In honor


of Black History Month,
South Florida Community
College's College Reach Out
Program (CROP) and
African American
Association will host a
Black History Month
Celebration on at noon today
in the Building B Lobby,
Highlands Campus.
The celebration is
designed to heighten stu-
dents' awareness through


song, dance, food, and moti-
vational presentations of the
African Diaspora. The public
is welcome to attend the
luncheon program.
"Celebrate! Black History
and Culture at SFCC" is a
month-long effort focusing
on African-American history
and culture and includes
quotes by famous African
Americans on SFCC's Web
site. For more information,
contact Felecia Dozier,
SFCC counselor, at 784-
7196.

Percussion Ensemble
performs in concert
SEBRING - Primal
Connection Percussion
Ensemble will be performing
in celebration of Black
History Month at Florida
Hospital Heartland Division
from 5-7 p.m. today, free to
the public.
Also The Ensemble will
give a concert at Avon Park
Youth Academy at 5 p.m.
Thursday.
For invitation or informa-
tion contact Fred Leavitt,
Primal Connection, at 402-
8238 or by e-mail atfred
inc@tnni.net.

Wheeler speaks at
Republican meeting
SEBRING - Highlands
County Republican
Executive Committee will
convene at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday at Inn on the
Lakes. County chairman
Andy Tuck will host Ken
Wheeler, solid waste director
for Highlands County.
Wheeler will update the
committee on the successful
endeavors Highlands County
has made with creating and
operating the first govern-
ment-owned asphalt plant in
the state of Florida.
Committee members,
guests and interested citizens
are invited to a buffet dinner
at 5:30 p.m. prior to the
meeting. For information,
call 402-5456.

Audubon hears
program on China
BABSON PARK - Ridge
Audubon will host a pro-
gram about China presented
by Don Wallace at 11:30
a.m. Thursday.
The program and brown
bag lunch will to be held at
Ridge Audubon Nature
Center, 200 N. Crooked
Lake Drive, Babson Park.
The public is invited to
attend. For further informa-
tion, call the center at 638-
1355 between 10 a.m. and 2
p.m. Monday-Friday.

Adelines open up
Guest Night
AVON PARK - The
Heart of Highland Sweet
Adelines invites all female
singers, wannabe female
singers, and former Sweet
Adelines to their guest night.
The chorus would like to
introduce the women to this
American style of barber-
shop singing in hopes of
gaining members.
Guest Night will be at 7
p.m. Thursday at the Avon
Park Rotary Building, 20 S.
Verona Ave., for an evening
of fun and refreshments. Call
452-1927, 382-1269, 699-
0743, 658-1598 (Lake
Wales).

Join Eastside
Christian Church
Lunch Bunch
LAKE PLACID - Join
the Eastside Christian
Church Lunch Bunch at
11:30 a.m. Thursday as they
try out the new No Frills
restaurant in Placid Lakes.
Carpooling is available, call
465-7065 for more details.


Reverse Mortgages
is topic of seminar
LAKE PLACID - The
Lake Placid Memorial
Library will host a seminar
on Reverse Mortgages by
Eduardo Maldonado of
Wachovia Bank at 2 p.m.
Thursday.
For information, call 699-
3705.


Courtesy photo
Patrick Patterson and Cheryl Eisnor were crown King
and Queen of the Embarq/Arc Valentine's Party.


Embarq hosts Valentine's

Party for Arc clients


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - For 19
years the Embarq
Community Relations
Team, which was formed to
help out in the community,
has hosted a Valentine's
Day party for the individu-
als served by Ridge Area
Arc. This last Valentine's
Day was no exception.
The members from the
Avon Park Team decorated
the cafeteria in festive red
and while balloons, stream-
ers, and heart decorations.
They also provided sand-
wiches, cookies, punch,
and a disc jockey for danc-
ing music.
The highlight of the
afternoon was when Patrick
Patterson and Cheryl
Eisnor were crowned King


and Queen. As always, the
party was festive and
enjoyed by all.
The Embarq Community
Relations Team of Avon
Park had been previously
awarded the "Arc Hero of
the Year" award. The team
has also been active in the
United Way Day of Caring,
helping with a number of
projects at the Arc. Embarq
is also a major sponsor for
Arc's fundraiser Kokomo.
Ridge Area Arc, 120 W.
College Drive in Avon
Park, is a non-profit chari-
table organization that is
providing a continuum of
services for adults with
developmental and other
disabilities. Arc is funded
in part by The United Way
of Central Florida.


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April 7 is date set

for speaking contest


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District's
annual speaking contest
will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7 at the Bert
J. Harris Jr Agricultural
Center, Conference Room
3, 4509 George Blvd.
The contest is open to
any student enrolled in
grades 6 through 12 'in
Highlands County. This
year's topic is "What is one
of the many land uses in
Florida?" Speeches will be
six-eight minutes long.
Time under or over these
limits will cost the contest-
ant two points for each 15
seconds or part there of.


Three independent judges
will score contestants on
content, composition and
delivery. Contestants may
use notes while speaking,
but visual aides may not be
used.
Prizes for the district
contest are $150 for first
place, $100 for second
place and $50 for third
place. The winner of the
district contest will
advance to the area contest.
The area contest winner
will advance to the state
competition.
Any student interested in
participating may contact
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District at
402-6545.


CSX road closing till further notice
AVON PARK - Be advised CSX will be working on the
the Truck Route (C17A) from railroad crossing.
Central Avenue to Lake Detour will be posted until
Avenue in Avon Park, will be CSX has completed the con-
closed until further notice. struction.



Practice will make perfect


Courtesy photo
Nicky Patrick practices securing an advanced airway for
patients who are having difficulty breathing or not
breathing at all. Patrick is a student in South Florida
Community College's Paramedics program.


OBITUARIES


Clayton Bostick
Clayton "Troy" Bostick,
26, of Sebring died Feb. 22,
2009. Born in Boynton
Beach, he was of the
Christian faith.
He is survived by his par-
ents, Arthur and Beverly
Bostick; maternal grand-
mother, Mary Derflinger;
brothers, Dale Haislip, Brad
Haislip, Antonio Bostick,
and Paul Bostick; and sis-
ters, Misty Moore and
Neatha Madden.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. today with a
visitation from 10:30-11
a.m. in the Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park, with Pastor S.C.
Couch and Pastor Don
Seymore officiating.
Entombment will follow in
Lakeview - Memorial
Gardens. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the
Troy Bostick Fund to
Advocate for the Disabled,
P.O. Box 152, Avon Park, FL
33826.

Wilbur R. Coppel
Wilbur R. Coppel, 94, of
Lake Placid died Feb. 20,
2009. Born in Chillicothe,
Ohio, he moved to Lake
Placid in 1987. He was a
retired business manager


with General Motors in
Flint, Mich. He was of the
Presbyterian faith.
'He is survived by his lov-
ing children, Janet E. Gant
and William Coppel; a
brother, Lewis; five grand-
children and seven great-
grandchildren.
A service celebrating his
life was held Feb. 24 at the
Scott Funeral Home, Lake
Placid, with the Rev. Drew
Severance celebrating. The
family suggest donation be
made in his honor to The
Salvation Army, 3135
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring,
FL 33870.

Margaret Flach
Margaret C. (Hamline)
Flach, 90, of Lake Placid
died Feb. 21, 2009. Born in
Topeka, Kan., she worked as
a cook and a dietitian for
both the Illinois TB
Sanitarium and the Indiana
School Board of the Blind.
She was a Christian in her
faith.
Survivors include her
children, Barbara Bright and
Bobby Lee Flach; siblings,
Katherine Young, Martin
Junior Hamline and Nellie
Mae Lewis; six grandchil-
dren and seven great-grand-
children.
Services will be held in


Illinois. Interment will be in
the Shiloh Cemetery in
Whittington, Ill. Local
arrangements are being han-
dled by the Michael A'.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Madelene Frazier
Madelene Agatha Frazier,
68, of Avon Park died Feb.
24, 2009. Born in Pahokee,
she was a lifelong resident
of Avon Park. She was a
rancher and a member of
Community Bible Church.
She is survived by her
husband, James E. Murphy;
sons, Sam Jolly and Robert
Allen; daughters, Katherine
Willis and Ashley Frazier;
sister, Jeannette Rice; 13
grandchildren and 15 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be held
from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral


Home, Avon Park. Funeral
services will be held at 11
a.m. Friday in Community
Bible Church, 1400 County
Road 17A North, Avon Park,
with the Rev. Tom
Schankweiler officiating.
Burial will follow in
Wauchula Cemetery.

Elnora Tegen
Elnora Tegen, 84, of
Sebring died Feb. 21, 2009.
Born in Asbury, N.J., she'
had been a resident of
Sebring since 2007. She was
a homemaker and of the
Presbyterian faith.
She is survived by her:
daughter, Carolyn Banks;
sister, Dorothy Perry; one
granddaughter and four
great-grandchildren.
. Cremation arrangements
have been entrusted to,
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.


CLAYTON "'TROY" BOSTICK

Clayton 'Troy" Bostick, age 26,
passed away Sunday, February 22,
2009 in Sebring, Florida. He was born 4 '
in Boynton Beach, Florida on
January 17, 1983. He was of the
Christian faith, Troy enjoyed Nascar
and his favorite driver was Jeff t,, -
Gordon. He enjoyed singing in .
church, spending time with his
friends at Visions Adult Day
Training, especially his friend Mic ..
who he called "Boy"..Troy enjoyed playing Baseball in the Miracle
League of Lake Placid, Florida. He always enjoyed being with his
family and friends and he had a very special bond with his grand-
mother, GiGi. Troy always appreciated and considered the med-
ical professionals that took care of him as his dear friends. Troy
always dreamed of attending a Nascar race in which Jeff Gordon
was a driver and 1 week prior to his passing he was able to attend
the Daytona 500. He is survived by his parents Arthur and
Beverly Bostick of Avon Park, Florida; maternal grandmother
Mary Derflinger (late husband Cecil) of Avon Park, Florida;
brothers Dale Haislip of Avon Park, Florida, Brad Haislip (Kristy)
of Avon Park, Florida, Antonio Bostick of Avon Park, Florida, Paul
Bostick of Avon Park, Florida; sisters Misty Moore (Todd) of
Lake Placid, Florida and Neatha Madden of Sebring, Florida;
numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday,
February 24, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday,
February 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation from 10:30 am. to
11:00 a.m. in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home with Pastor
S.C. Couch and Pastor Don Seymore officiating. Entombment will
follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Troy Bostick Fund to Advocate for the
Disabled, P.O. Box 152, Avon Park, Florida 33826.

Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park


MADELENE AGATHA FRAZIER

Madelene Agatha Frazier, age 68 passed away Tuesday,
February 24, 2009 in Avon Park, Florida. She was born in
Pahokee, Florida to Henry and Hattie (Hart) Davis. She was
a Rancher, member of the Community Bible Church and
had been a lifelong resident of Avon Park, Florida. She is
survived by her husband James Edward Murphy of Avon
Park, Florida; sons Sam Jolly (Betty) of Sebring, Florida,
Robert Allen of Sebring, Florida; daughters Katherine
Willis (Billy) of Avon Park, Florida and Ashley Frazier of
Avon Park, Florida; sister Jeannette Rice of Lake Wales,
Florida; niece Patricia Yates of Avon Park, Florida; 13 grand-
children and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held
Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in
the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home. Funeral services will
be held Friday, February 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the
Community Bible Church, 1400 County Road 17A North,
Avon Park, Florida 33825 with Rev. Tom Schankweiler offi-
ciating. Burial will follow in Wauchula Cemetery.

Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park










"---~. News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


+ American
Red Cross



Office Hours
8:30 4:30


Monday Friday


-News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Barbara Miller is just one of a dedicated group of volunteers who will now carry out the
Red Cross' mission in Highlands County. Budget constraints have caused the agency to
reorganize, becoming an entirely volunteer service. The office hours, for example, are no
longer those in the photograph. The office is now open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-
Friday. Miller said the challenge is daunting and new volunteers are welcome.

Local Red Cross now all volunteers


* Continued from page 1A
Onstead said. "This feels like
a return to the esprit de corps,
and the volunteer roots of the
organization."
The one unfortunate aspect,
he added, was the'loss of Art
Harriman, who has been,
director of the local Red
Cross for nine years and its
one paid employee - paid for
through Polk County.
Harriman, who has already
left the local/ office, was
offered a .transfer to Polk
County, but the News-Sun has
been unable to reach him for
comment and boes not know
his plans.
"We're grateful to Art,"
Onstead said, "for developing
and organizing, (our opera-
tion) here."
; In fact, Onstead said,
Harriman's good work is one
reason his job could be elimi-
nated.
When Harriman arrived in
Highlands County in 1994,to
head up the Red Cross opera-
tion here, it had fallen on
troubled times due to misman-
agement. One of Harriman's
immediate goals was to renew
trust between the organization
and the public.
He also set dot,to restore
the organization's services
and outreach programs to the
highest standards;-'
By recruiting nd,'traifiing
long-term -' volunteers.
Harriman created -a stable
pool of talent from which to
draw.
Under his watch, four vol-
unteer disaster response teams


were put in place, and a cadre
of volunteer instructors, certi-
fied by the Red Cross, provid-
ed a wide range of classes
from cardiopulmonary resus-
citation to baby sitting. Other
volunteers kept the� office
open -and the' telephones
manned.
With hard work,and public
support Harrimani, and his
assistant, Glenn Fowler,
developed a first class opera-
tion, that ran smoothly -
which is why it can continue
without him now.
Instead there will be. a
Disaster Team chairman and a
Health- and Safety chairman
(responsible for the educa-
tional programs) overseeing
the volunteers responding to
calls or conducting classes.
.They are in addition to the
board of directors.
Vicki Jarvis, who with her
husband Mike co-chairs the
board, said there is another
plus to the new arrangement.
Volunteers,,will now be. given-
the rights and privileges of
*membership. That means they
may attend meetings and vote
for board members. This gives
locals control over their own
organization for the first time.
"In past experience, I've seen
those with an ownership stake
work harder," Jarvis said.
1 "There will be a re-organi-
zationial meeting at the Red
Cross office at 4:30' p.m.
Thursday, 'March '5 and I
encourage people to attend."
Pizza and ' drinks will be
served, RSVP the office by
Tuesday.,
In the meantime, because of


the stable volunteer base,
nothing regarding the public'
will change. The office
remains at 106 Medical
Center Ave. - behind
Highlands Regional Medical
Center - and will be open
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday-Friday. The tele-
phone number is 386-4440.
Someone is available to
answer 24 hours a day.
Two major fundraising
events are coming up on the
local Red Cross calendar; the
annual Red Cross "WIN" 5K
Run, slated for March 28 at
Highlands Hammock State
Park, and the annual Red and
White Ball April 11 at the
Chateau Elan.
Jarvis said both events are
critical to the ability of the-
organization to meets its obli-
gations to serve the communi-
ty.
Registrations for the 5K
Run are available at Frames
and Images on U.S. 27 North
and at the Red Cross Office,
as are tickets for the Red and
White Ball, sponsored by the
Drs. Vinod and Tarlika
Thakkar Foundation.


Seats open
Continued from page 2A
versial.
"The current Historic
Preservation Commission has
been an active,,progressive
one,j' Pollard said, "and has
been for about 10 years."
Tlhe commission has a lin-1
ited "'budget aiid is not in a"
position to provide incentives
toward seeking historic dis-
tinction, although some feder-
al tak credits are available in
narrowly defined areas.
Pqllard laughed and said
the first advice he gives prop-
erty owners looking into his-
toric! status is to contact an
accountant with a good under-
standing of tax codes.
IMembers "of the commis-
sion nheed, as a whole, to share
specialized skills,
This is why the city ordi-
nance creating the commis-
sion, specified four of the


in Sebring
seven members must have an
educational or professional
background in related areas
- like construction, architec-
ture, history, accounting or
real estate development.
Three members may -be
selectedfrom. the lay public.
The ordinance does specify
if individuals from related
fields are not available, lay
people who have demonstrat-
ed a special interest or knowl-
edge also may qualify for a
professional seat.
Interested parties may
apply online. Go to the city's
Web page, www.sebring.gov-
office2.com. To the right is a
link called City ,Board
Member Application, click
there, fill it out and deliver it
't� Haley.
For more information call
Pollard at 472-5104.


Report: Boy, 11, made threats
before killing pregnant woman


PITTSBURGH i(AP'I - An
11-year-old boy -accused of
killing his father's pregnant
fiance had been making
threats about harming the
woman for a while, the
woman's mother said
Tuesday.
Debbie Houk said Jordan
Brown often gave 26-year-old
Kenzie Marie Houk" a hard
time, especially when his


father wasn't around;
Brown and his dad
Christopher lived with Houk
and her two small daughters.
Jordan Brown was charged
as an adult Saturday with
killing Houk and her unborn
baby boy the day before as
she lay. in her bed.
Authorities believe the
shotgun murder was premedi-
tated.


New Web site for Florida agriculture


Continued from page 1A
ents.
"I am pleased to see the
rapidly growing interest in
fresh, seasonal products,"
Timineri said. "Nothing
enhances a meal more than
using Florida ingredients at
their peak of freshness. This
Web page will help con-
sumers quickly find out
what's in season so they can
create simple dishes that


taste great and provide high
levels of nutrition.
"If you don't see those
Florida products in your
grocery, mention it to the
manager and let him or her
know that you prefer sea-
sonal products that are
grown in Florida,", he
added.
The Web site also has
information regarding
Florida agriculture in gener-
al - how many of what


crops are grown and where,
for example, and how many
acres are in production,
where the state stands rela-
tive to other agricultural
states in terms of produc-
tion, and how much individ-
ual counties produce. These
figures also are presented In
an historical context, so one
can see changes over time;
This makes it a good
source of background infor-
mation for students as well.


Continued from page 1A
"He gives so much. We are building a
foundation to make sure that families with
special needs children do not give up
hope. His fundraising run is a great help,"
Michlelle said.
"I ran because I was touched by
Michelle's efforts. After we reconnected,
my whole family wanted to show their
support for Bo and the foundation. I think
Michelle has some great ideas, and if we
can help with the funding, those ideas
could grow, especially on the prevention
side," Vince said.
And Vince's family hopes to expand
their efforts next year, setting another goal
of a team to run and raise funds.
"I want to run the Sarasota Grouper


again next year, but I hope to get 10 people
to commit to run as a team. I would like
have a virtual Web site where we could
train and support each other. We plan on
having 'Runnring for Bo team shirts, and
those on the team can commit to running
the full marathon or a half and the goal
would be to raise $1,000 each," Vince said.
How did the marathon go? Another goal
achieved on the road to helping others: .
Vince ran 26.2 miles in 5:09:51, more
than 10 minutes faster than his previous
personal best.
Those wishing to join the team and can
commit to run for Bo can go to http://wwW'.
runningforbo.com for more information o0
send an e-mail to running@runningforbo.
corn.


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMOINS
Vince Roes meets Michelle and Bo Alvarez recently at the Alvarez home in Sebring.


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Walker Academy teacher

attends UN conference


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - Walker
Memorial Academy teacher
Judy Johnson recently
attended a conference at the
United Nations Headquarters
in New York City.
Protecting Human Rights -
The United Nations - Our
Schools was the theme for
the annual conference organ-
ized by The Committee on
Teaching about the United
Nations (CTAUN) in cooper-
ation with the United Nations
Department of Public
Information.
The purpose of this confer-
ence was to increase aware-
ness about human rights
issues and challenges. Key
United Nations leaders and
human rights experts chal-
lenged the 800 conference
attendees, representing 25
countries, to understand ways
the world is interconnected
and how teachers can make a
difference in their classroom.


A videoconference with three
schools around the world -
British Columbia, Cameroon,
and Pakistan - created aware-
ness for the educators as they
realized schools around the
world are faced with some of
the same issues as schools in
America. An Info Fair exhib-
ited educational resources for
the classroom.
Keynote speaker Greg
Mortensen, author of "Three
Cups of Tea - One Man's
Mission to Promote Peace ...
One School at a Time,"
inspired the conference atten-
dees as he explained his work
in Pakistan and Afghanistan
to build schools so girls in
remote mountain villages
would receive education.
Mortensen believes that edu-
cating young girls and build-
ing relationships with the
people of this war torn region
is key to resolving issues
which will eventually lead to
peace.


Courtesy photo
Judy Johnson, humanities teacher at Walker Memorial
Academy, had an opportunity to meet author and keynote
speaker Greg Mortensen during a conference at the United
Nations Headquarters in New York City recently.


The Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International is a pro-
fessional honor society for
key women educators. Its
representatives at the UN are
members of CTAUN. Their
work provides opportunities
for educators to participate in
global outreach.
Johnson, humanities


teacher at Walker Memorial
Academy, is the current Delta
Kappa Gamma local chapter
president and attended the
conference as a result of her
affiliation with this organiza-
tion. The society promotes
professional and personal
growth of its members and
excellence in education.


Perry, Abela, Dolak win essay contest


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - On
Feb. 9, at the morning service
of the Lake Placid Christian.
School on Interlake
Boulevard, some members of
the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW
Post 3880 and District 23
presented certificates of
appreciation for the students
'that won the entries for the
Patriot's Pen Essay.
The topic of the essay was
"Why America's Veterans
Should Be Honored." The
winners were Brad Perry,
eighth grade;' Royce Abela,
seventh grade; and Brad
Dolak, sixth grade. They all
won first place in their grade
level and received certifi-
cates and money gifts as
- well.
Royce also won the district
entry and went on to win first
place in the state level and
received honors' certificates
and other prizes when he
attended the VFW conven-
tion in Lake Buena Vista
recently.
Auxiliary members
enjoyed the morning time
with the students and. their
classmates and thank the
school and teachers for
allowing them to encourage
these students to express
themselves. As Headmaster
Dennis Griffin said, "Soon


Courtesy photo
Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3880 and District 23 were on hand recently to present cer-
tificates to the Lake Placid Christian School's Patriot's Pen Essay contest. Brad Perry won
the eighth-grade competition, Royce Abela the seventh-grade level and Brad Dolak, the
sixth-grade competition. Auxiliary members taking part included President Dorothy Streb,
District President Kathy Hays, and Patriotic Instructor Suzanne Krueger.


the veterans will be all gone
and it is up to you students to
be the future."
This essay is held yearly
by the Veterans of Foreign
Wars at the post, district,


state and national level. The
topics always deal with vet-
erans and how they should be
appreciated. The auxiliary
ladies attending were
Auxiliary President Dorothy


Streb, District President
Kathy Hays, Patriotic
Instructor Suzanne Krueger
and from the post, Charles
Krueger, past commander
and Judge Advocate.


SFCC student wins district spirit award


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - South
Florida Community College
student and Student
Government Association sec-
retary Ninfa Rodriguez was
named 2008-09 District II
Spirit Award recipient of the
year, at the 51st Annual
Florida Junior/Community
Colleges Student
Government Association
(FJCCSGA) State
Conference. . The Spirit
Award recognizes the excep-


tional commitment, leader-
ship, and creativity shown by
an individual student in the
community college's district.
Anna Brown, SFCC SGA
vice president II, was a final-
ist for the Bob Graham
Student. Award given to the
overall most outstanding
SGA student in the state of
Florida.
SFCC's SGA officers trav-
eled to St. Petersburg from
Feb. 12-15 to attend the con-


ference. FJCCSGA is com-
prised of 28 community col-
leges and represents more
than 1.1 million community
college students. The confer-
ence provides SGA officers
the opportunity to improve
leadership skills through
workshops and trust exercis-
es as well as a chance to
make new contacts and net-
work with students who have
similar concerns.
SFCC SGA officers


Courtesy photo
South Florida Community College's Student Government Affair officers are (back row, from
left) Paul Tuazon, Ski Przychocki, Max Gooding and (front row, from left) Anna Brown,
Jacqui Avis, and Ninfa Rodriguez.


- Jacqui Avis, president; Max
Gooding, vice president I;
Brown; Rodriguez; Paul
Tuazon, treasurer; Ski
Przychocki, public relations;
aind SFCC Student Activities
Coordinator/SGA Advisor
David G. Michener - attend-
ed the conference along with
approximately 350 student
government representatives
from other state colleges.


County DSAC meets
Monday night
SEBRING - The
Highlands County District
School Advisory Council
will meet from 6-7:30 p.m.
Monday in the Garland
Boggus Board Room at the
School Board of Highlands
County, 426 School St.
The primary agenda item
for this meeting is
Instructional Technology
Initiatives.
If you are a person with
a disability who requires
reasonable accommoda-
tions in order to attend a
District School Advisory
Council meeting, call 471-
5608 three days prior to
the scheduled meeting date
and time.

Nominate Florida's
next 'Teacher of
the Year'
Nominations for the
Florida 2008-2009 Teacher
of the Year are being
accepted through April 30.
The announcement came
from the award sponsor,
Teachers' Insurance Plan, a
car insurance program
exclusively for members of
the educational communi-
ty.
The award will include
$1,000 to the winning
teacher and a $500 grant to
that teacher's school. The
state winner will also be
eligible for the National
award that includes a spe-
cial recognition and a
$2,500 travel certificate.
Teachers, students and
parents can nominate any
of the state's more than
170,000-accredited teach-
ers. Nomination forms are
available online at
www.teachers.com. To
nominate an educator, or
yourself, explain in 250
words or less -why this
teacher should be the
Teacher of the Year.
Nominees will be judged
on their ability to motivate
students, their special tal-
ents and their contributions
to their school, students or
educational community.
Winners will be
announced at the start of
the next school year.
Teachers' Insurance Plan
is underwritten by licensed
students of the Response
Insurance Group of
Companies, as authorized
by law.

Woodlawn PTO
meets Monday
SEBRING - The next
PTO meeting for
Woodlawn Elementary
School is scheduled for
5:30 p.m. Monday in the
large conference room in
the front office. Child care
for school age children
will be provided. Call the
front office at 471-5444 if
this is needed.
The next school adviso-
ry council meeting for
WES is scheduled for 6


p.m. Monday in the large
conference room. If you
are a person with a disabil-
ity who requires reason-
able accommodations in
order to attend a school
meeting, please call the
school office at 471-5444
three days prior to the
meeting. All parents are
welcome to attend.

SFCC offers
workshops
AVON PARK - South
Florida Community col-
lege's Corporate and
Continuing Education
department is offering a
series of workshops in the
spring.
Power Tools for
Business Writing will help
participants beat writers
block, organize and focus
ideas, choose the right
words, and make messages-
cleat and persuasive. The
workshop will meet from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 14,
and 21. The cost is $125.
OSHA Training will pro-
vide an overview of how
OSHA standards apply to ,
the construction industry.
The workshop will be held
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 12-13. The cost is
$159.
Closing the Deal: "The
Secrets of Selling" will
teach new ways of dealing .
with customers including
reasons why people choose:
and do not choose prod-
ucts, ways to put people at:
ease, building relation-
ships, helping people make:
good decisions, and ways
to master the art of clos-
ing. Students will also
learn more about them-
selves, their talents, and
areas they need to improve
on through a personality
profile. The workshop
meets frqm 1-5 p.m.
Friday, March 13. The cost;
is $125.
To register for these
workshops, call 784-7405,
784-7134, or 784-7234.
For more information on
any Corporate or
Continuing Education pro-
grams, contact Lorrie Key
at 784-7033.

School Nutrition
Association holds
yard sale
SEBRING - On March 7
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
the Highlands County
School Nutrition
Association will hold a
yard sale at the Sebring
High School parking lot
(use Kenilworth Boulevard
entrance). There will be
plenty of good, clean, rea-
sonably priced items along
with food and beverages.
The association is rais-
ing money for their mem-
bers to attend the Florida
School Nutrition
Association Sate
Conference in Orlando in
April to further their, edu-
cation.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-75
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Lloyd F. Eshleman
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 Lloyd F. Eshleman, deceased, File
Number PC 09-75, by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 430 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebrifg, Florida 33870; that the dece-
dent's date of death was July 13, 2008; that
the total value of the estate is $2,742.41 and
that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Eileen Kiick
1416 West Sultan Drive
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34953

Rose Marie Wert
4328 Snapper Drive
Sebring, Florida 33870

Bernice Yeagley
1323 Sandhill Road
Lebanon, Pennsylvania 17046

Jay L. Eshleman
P.O. Box 991
Lakeside, Arizona 85929
ALL INTERESTED. PERSONS 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 THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS FEBRUARY 25, 2009.
Person Giving Notice:
/s/ Eileen Kiick
1416 West Sultan Drive
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34953
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/$/ James F. McCollum
Attorney for petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0152027
MCCOLLUM, MANCINELLI & PEREZ, P.L.
129 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5188
February 25; March 4, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-001713
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff
v.
NATHAN REID; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
NATHAN REID; CHARLES J. GREEN; BILLIE
Jr GREEN; 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;
TENANT #1; TENANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NATHAN REID; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
NATHAN REID, and all unknown parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against the above
named Defendant, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lignors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other
claimants.
Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last known address was: 6809 SW 38th St.,
Miramar, FL 33023


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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Highlands county, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 8, A PORTION OF VENUS PLAT NO. 2,
according to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 32, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida, and being more
particularly described as follows: Commence
at the Northwest corner of said Venus Plat No.
2; thence North 88,14'56" East along the
North line of said Plat a distance of 2360.57
feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue
North 88�14'56" East a distance of 545.51
feet; thence South 00o43'43" West a distance
of 817.50 feet; thence North 89016'1" West a
distance of 545.00 feet; thence North
00�43'43" West a distance of 793.902 feet to
the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying and
being in Highlands County, Florida and con-
taining 439106 square feet, 10.0801 acres
More or Less.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on Robert M. Coplen, Esquire,
Robert M. Coplen, P.A., 10225 Ulmerton
Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on or before
March 23, 2009 or within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice of Action,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870,
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court
on this 12th day of February, 2009.
(SEAL)
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk


February 25; March 4, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 08-1734
DAVID L. MARSH
Plaintifl(s)
vs.
FRANCES VILLAMAR, JESSICA BLANCO
et ux, etlal
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION-PROPERTY
TO: Frances Villamar
8952 Grand Canal Way
Miamia, FL 33157
Last known residence & address

Angel Gonzalez
801 N. Delaney Ave.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Last known residence & address
Cindy Lopez-Maldonado
801 N. Delaney Ave.
Avon Park, FL 33825
Last known residence & address

Jessica Blanco
8952 Grand Canal Way
Miami, FL 33157
Last known residence & address
or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-
bed as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
Lot 4, of TROPIC HOMES SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 6, Page(s) 32, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier.
Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
March 20, 2009, otherwise a judgment may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on February 11th, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: FC 08-1227
IN RE: The Marriage:
RUSSELL EUGENE NOLAN,
Petitioner/Husband,
and
LYNN MARIE NOLAN,
Respondent/Wife.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LYNN MARIE NOLAN
Residence unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dis-
solution of marriage has been filed against
you. You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the action on peti-
tioner's attorney whose name and address is
NICHOLAS G. SCHOMMER, 329 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on or
before March 25, 2009, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on petitioners attorney or Immediately
thereafter. If you fall to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Courts office. You may review
these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Courts office notified of your current address.
(You may file a Notice of Current Address,
Florida Family Law Form 12.915.) Future pa-
pers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the ad-
dress on record at the Clerks office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain au-
tomatic disclosure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated February 17, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court,
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
',Deputy Clerk
February 25; March 4, 11, 18, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-581-GCS
CIENA CAPITAL, LLC, a
foreign limited liability company
f/k/a BUSINESS LOAN CENTER, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL D. RUNNER, LORI E. RUNNER,
and TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3,
TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS
TO ACCOUNT FOR THE PARTIES


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IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accord-
ance with the Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 8th, 2008, in the
above-styled cause, I, as said Clerk of the
Court, will offer for sale and sell at public sale
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the
5th day of March 2009, at 11:00 a.m., the fol-
lowing:
LOT 1, BLOCK 747, UNIT 15 RI SUN N
LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE(S) 64, 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 sixty (60) days after the
sale.
DATED: FEBRUARY 9TH, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ *Priscilla Michalak
DEPUTY CLERK
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order.to participate In
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to provisions of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court Administrator,
(863)534-4590, within 2 working days of your
receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service 711.
February 18, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-62
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDWARD L. HINES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
The Administration of the estate of ED-
WARD L. HINES, deceased, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is February 25, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jeffrey E. Hines
/s/ Michael M. Disler
Attorney for Personal Representative
MICHAEL M. DISLER, Esquire
2012 Cedar Key Court
Sebring, Florida 33870
Florida Bar No. 606782
(863) 381-8985
February 25; March 4, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-CP-46
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES CARTER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAMES
CARTER, deceased, whose date of death was
August 28, 2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy.of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is FebruAry 18, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/Is/ Gabriele Bierer Carter
498 Carol Road NW
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Kevin A. Kyle
Attorney for Gabriele Bierer Carter
Florida Bar No. 980595
Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP
1380 Royal Palm Square Boulevard
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239)936-7200
Fax: (239)936-7997
February 18, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-64
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANNETTE GLORIA CHARLES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JANNETTE
GLORIA CHARLES, deceased, whose date of
death was March 5, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-'
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their


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claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is February 18, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Debra Charles
1440 Freeport Loop Apt 3D
Brooklyn, New York 11239
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karlson
Attorney for DEBRA CHARLES
Florida Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-5033
Fax: (863) 465-6022
. February 18, 25, 2009


. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 08-397
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACK C. NICOLE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Jack C.
Nicole, deceased, whose date of death was
April 6, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 430 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent 'and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: February 18, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Evelyn M. Thomas, Personal Rep.
11707 Redding Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ W. Roy Wilkes, Esq.
Attorney for Estate of Jack C. Nicole
Florida Bar No. 0608475
Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A.
3750 U.S. 27 North, Suite 9
Sebring, Florida 33870
Telephone: (863)382-7700
Fax: (863)382-7715
February 18, 25, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-78
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KATHLEEN E. TROICI
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KATHLEEN
E. TROICI, deceased, whose date of death was
November 22, 2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is February 25, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Russel A. Kohler
500 Entrada Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Pamela T. Karlson
Attorney for RUSSEL A. KOHLER
Florida Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-5033
Fax: (863) 465-6022
February 25; March 4, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-38
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY E. ALLEN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARY
E. ALLEN, deceased, whose date of death was
December 16, 2008, is pending In the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-


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sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims, or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS FEBRUARY 18, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert C. Anderson
4691 C.R. 606
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Attorney for ROBERT C. ANDERSON
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
Fax: (863) 465-8100
February 18, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-58
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SONJA WOODS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SON-
JA WOODS, deceased, whose date of death
was January 3, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 590 S.
Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. '
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is February 18, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jason Lee Woods
120 Murray Court NW
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ William J. Nielander
Florida Bar No. 0386014
172 E. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-8181
Fax: (863) 465-5614
February 18, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. GCO08-472
S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PASCAL CHARITE and
HERNST LAURIN,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February
9, 2009, entered in Civil Case No. GCO08-472
of the Circuit Court of the Judicial Circuit In
and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, I will
SEPARATELY SELL to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in the jury assembly room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
Ing, Florida 33870, In accordance with section
S45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 o'clock
a.m. on the 5th day of March, 2009, the fol-
lowing described properties as set forth in'
said Final Judgment, to wit: COUNT I (PAR-
CEL "A") SHALL BE SOLD AS ONE PROPER-
TY AND COUNT II (PARCEL 'B") SHALL BE


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SOLD AS ONE PROPERTY:
COUNT I (PARCEL "A"):
Lot 17, Block 289, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES,
according to the plat thereof as recorded in
Plat Book 9, at Page 16, of the Public Records
of Highlands County, Florida.
COUNT II (PARCEL "'B"):
Lots 5123 and 5124, AVON PARK LAKES
Unit 16, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 5, at Page 9, of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens,
must file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
DATED this 9th day of February, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
William G. Shofstall
P.O. Box 210576
West Palm Beach, Florida 33421
(561) 641-2600
February 25; March 4, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-001164-GCS
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CSFB HEAT 2006-6
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
CHRIS TUBBS; MARY TUBBS; 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; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC'
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; 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 12, 2009, entered in Civil Case
No. 07-001164-GCS of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County 'Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of
March, 2009 the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
. THE SOUTH QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER AND THE NORTH THREE-FOURTHS OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUAR-
TER SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 19 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 pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 18th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
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
07-17338(ASCF)
February 25; March 4, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 07001104GCS
DIVISION:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FREDDIE J. NELSON, JR., et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated Feb-
ruary 9, 2009, and entered in Case No.
07001104GCS of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida in which WELLS FARGO
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUST-
EE, is the Plaintiff and FREDDIE J. NELSON,
JR., DARLENE L. NELSON, MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN, PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION,
are defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room in the basement, Highlands County
Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida
at 11:00am on the 5th day of March, 2009,
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In said Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
LOT 13 AND 14, IN BLOCK 159, OF PLACID
LAKES, SECTION THIRTEEN, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, AT PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 625 STAR FRUIT AVENUE, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FLORIDA 33852
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.
Dated In Highlands County, Florida this 10th
day of February, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Mlchalak
Deputy Clerk
Albertelli Law
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 23028
Tampa, FL 33623
(813) 221-4743
07-02069
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
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, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice of
Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
TOD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711.
February 18, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-1046 GCS
GREG & LINDA HOOVER, LLC, a Michigan
limited liability company
Plaintiff,
VS.
ESCALADE DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-entitled cause In the Circuit Court of
Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated In Highlands County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Farm Lot 3, In Section 15, Township 35
South, Range 39 East, DeSOTO CITY, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof as recorded In
Plat Book 3, Page 21, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
STREET ADDRESS: 7804 Tractor Road,
Sebring, Florida 33872
at public sale to the highest and best bidder
for cash, In the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house, In Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM. on
-the 5th day of March, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
SIGNED this 5th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 18, 25, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 08000134GCS
WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC
Plaintiff
Vs.
JOSEPH G. SCHWALENBERG, etal.
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated
February 9, 2009, entered in Civil Case Num-
ber 08000134, in the Circuit Court for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, wherein WM SPE-
CIALTY MORTGAGE LLC is the Plaintiff, and
JOSEPH 6. SCHWALENBERG, et al., are the
Defendants, I will sell the property situated in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as:
Lot 12, Block 261, of SUN 'N LAKES OF
SEBRING, UNIT 13, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 71,
of the Public Records of Highlands County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at Jury Assembly Room, in Base-
ment of Highlands County Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33871,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of March, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date. of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated: February 10, 2009.
L.E. Brooker
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
February 18, 25, 2009

10 Highlands
105 5 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14139
TAX DEED NO.: 06002299TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14139, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009000360
LOT 36, BLOCK 90, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
GREGORIO TORRES SUAREZ; DARMA I. MARTINEZ
OLIVARI
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14142
TAX DEED NO.: 06002300TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14142, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN,
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100130
LOT 13, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT 800K 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
JOSE M. GARCIA PRIETO; YOLANDA M. GARCIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST


BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 214/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14144
TAX DEED NO.: 06002301TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14144, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100150
LOT 15, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF IN-
DALECIO J. GARCIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-


1055 Highlands
1 0 5 County Legals
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. '"UKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT, NO.: 99/14146
TAX DEED NO.: 06002302TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14146. ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100200
LOT 20, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF LU-
CIA ACOSTA CAPOTE DE RODRIGUEZ CORO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
'FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14147
TAX DEED NO.: 06002303TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14147, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100230
LOT 23, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF MI-
GUEL A. PEREZ-FALCON; MIGUEL ANGEL PEREZ
FALCON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT.NO.:99,'14151
TAX DEED NO.: 06002304TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14151, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE 'COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100290
LOT 29, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CARMELO MAURO DI MAID
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER -
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14152
TAX DEED NO.: 06002305TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC.,' HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14152, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100340
LOT 34, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF EU-
STAQUIO URIBELARREA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14154
TAX DEED NO.: 06002306TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14154, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100380
LOT 38, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
JOSE A. GIRAL RODRIGUEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
S D R EFEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO,: 99/14155
TAX DEED NO.: 06002307TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14155. ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100400
LOT 40, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PE-
DRO M. BARRIOS GIMENEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14156
TAX DEED NO.: 06002308TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14156, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009100410
LOT 41, BLOCK 91, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE.NAME(S) OF B.G.
ROSENTAL; CLAUDINE MINIONS ROSENTAL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197 512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO: 99/14159
TAX DEED NO.: 06002309TS05
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14159, ISSUED 6/1/1999. HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-07009200110
LOT 11, BLOCK 92, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
7. ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF FE-
LIPE A. GARCIA-GONZALEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197,512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14163
TAX DEED NO.: 0600231 OTDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14163, ISSUED 61/1/999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08005000250
LOT 25, BLOCK 50, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8 ACCORDING TO THPLATHETHEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
JUAN B. COLON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
' FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14166
TAX DEED NO.: 06002311TOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14166, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME' IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-0B005600210
LOT 21, BLOCK 56, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF PU-
RIFICACION DAVILA RODRIGUEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14169
TAX DEED NO.: 06002312TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14169, ISSUED 6/1/1999. HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08006900160
LOT 16, BLOCK 69, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68. OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
JOSE C. FIGUEROA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLEBK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 99/14170
TAX DEED NO.: 06002313TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
99/14170, ISSUED 6/1/1999, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223730-08006900170
LOT 17, BLOCK 69, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION
8, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CARMELINA FIGUEROA-SANABIA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
D C FEBRUARY 4, 11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10022
TAX DEED NO.: 07000022TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10022,
ISSUED 6/1/2000. HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-16005500050
LOT 5, BLOCK 55, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
OLIVE M. BOGART
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST'
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
LE. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10033
TAX DEED NO.: 07000024TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10033,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-16005700430
LOT 43, BLOCK 57, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE -PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF VIR-
GINIA B. SLATTERY
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLO TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11424
TAX DEED NO,: 07000026TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11424,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-06013700120
LOT 12, BLOCK 137, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 6,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF WIL-
LIAM E. GRAHAM; IRENE GRAHAM
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLQRIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11428
TAX DEED NO.: 07000027TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11428,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-06013800110
LOTS 11 AND 12, BLOCK 138, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
GEORGE T. ODERWALD; GERTRUDE H. ODERWALD
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY. ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11548
TAX DEED NO.: 07000030TS0
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11548,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-10032600120
LOT 12, BLOCK 326, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 10,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
DONALD MONTGOMERY
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLDTO TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10180
TAX DEED NO.: 07000032TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/10180, ISSUED. 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C293329-02000K00250
LOTS 25 THRU 27, BLOCK K, RIDGE GABLES SUB,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
THOMAS DIETRICH ESTATE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,.11,18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.:00/10473
TAX DEED NO.: 07000033TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC... HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/10473, ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C283429-02000200170
LOT 17, BLOCK 2, DOUGLAS ESTATES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF LEO-
NARD L. LEWIS ESTATE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "'LUKE" BROOKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE:3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/16335
TAX DEED NO.: 07000034TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WILTON VENTURES
INC., HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
00/16335, ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN
MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFI-
CATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C333830-01000000020
LOT 2, HOLIDAY ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 25,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA. ,
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF HO-
WELL PATTERSON SR.; LORETTA PATTERSON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25,2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
LDEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/327
TAX DEED NO.: 07000036TDS05
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/327, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C013328-06007500070
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 75, AVON PARK LAKES, RED
HILL FARMS ADDITION, SECTION E, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGES 49 AND 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
GRACE E. BARNHART MACUPA; GRACE E. BARN-
HART
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLDTO TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAXDEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/368
TAX DEED NO.: 07000037TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/368, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C013328-11004700070
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 47, UNIT K, AVON PARK
LAKES, RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGES 65 AND 67, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
CLAUDE T. GILMOUR; SHIRLEY A. GILMOUR
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197,512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/522
TAX DEED NO.: 07000038TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/522, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C193328-06003400031
EAST 1/2 OF LOT 3, BLOCK 34, AVON PARK ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 15, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. -
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S)OF BET-
SY ROSS STEVENSON; MARY ANN ROSS BANETTE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11, 18, 25, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO,: 00/845
TAX DEED NO.: 07000039TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/845, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
A273328-07000F00110
LOT 12, AND THE WEST 30 FEET OF LOT 11, BLOCK
F, OF ADDITION TO MARSH'S SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 26, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID
LOTS BEING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, IN AVON PARK, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF PAT-
RICIA ANN WASHINGTON; WILLIE CLAY WASHING-
TON JR.
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18,25,2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NOD: 00/859
TAX DEED NO.: 07000040TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/859, IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED. THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
A273328-08000D00090
LOT 9, BLOCK 0, MARSH'S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK
G OF PRICE AND GORHAMS SUBDIVISION SECTION
27, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
TRANSCRIPT BOOK PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF ED-
WARD OSCAR MOSES; CURTIS JACKSON; FRANK
JAMES DAVIS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "'LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
I BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4, 11,18. 25, 2009


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1055 Highlands
V0 3 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10015
TAX DEED NO.: 07000021TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10015,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-15005200040
LOT 4, BLOCK 52, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 15, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF H.W.
JACK; ELIZABETH A. JACK
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197,512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 3/11/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11467
TAX DEED NO.: 07000029TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11467,
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY- IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-07011700100
ALL OF LOT 10, BLOCK 117, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE S, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) :OF
ROBERTO. HOILIEN; RONALD 0. HOILIEN
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE BE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
3/11/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M,
DATED THIS 2/4/2009
L.E. "LUKE" BROKER
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
- FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25, 2009


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offer a competitive salary, full benefit package
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clean criminal background and a valid F.
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concepts preferred. H.S. diploma, valid Fl.
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ground are required. Please contact Scott at
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LITIGATION ASSISTANT/SECRETARY
needed for Law Office in Lake Placid.
Must be experienced. Part-time to start,
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
SChurch/Pre-School, 200 E. Center Ave.,
Sebring, FL 33870. 863-385-4704.
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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471-2774
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NEED EXFRA 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.
SRN 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
Sebring- Legal Assistant 3 yrs exp. Est. plan.,
-probate, lit., RE. Exp. req. Proficient
w/Microsoft Office, Please send resume to
bou@macbetlhlaw.com. Law office of J. Ross
Macbeth, 2543 US HWY 27 S., Sebring, Fl.
33870. 863-385-7600, fax: 863-385-7911.
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


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5050 HFores a 7000


I4 0 Homes for Sale
06 Avon Park
AVON PARK OPEN HOUSE Feb 22, 8am-4pm.
Newly remodeled 2BR, 1 BA 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

O 0 Homes for Sale
4080 Sebring
OWNER WILL FINANCE - 207 Dozier St.
Harder Hal. Golf Course in front & back.
New 3/2/2. Beautiful kitchen, granite tops,
beautiful tile work. Open House Sunday
$219,000. Cell 561-452-1112 or
561-254-0124 or 561-622-4242.


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


A 00 Homes for Sale
1U Lake Placid
$10,000 OFF
Mention This Ad
HOMES BY GEORGE
New Build. 3/2/2 Split Plan.
Energy Efficient Upgrades.
Nestled in Natural FL Setting.
104 Captive Court on Cul De Sac
Island Parkway Estates, Placid Lakes.
863-464-0836
or www.earthfriendlyhomes.net

BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR, 2BA,
full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant shelves, all
large rooms, close to Placid Lakes park &
boat ramp. Deeded Lake June access. NOW
$199,000. 620 Catfish Creek Rd in Placid
Lakes. Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.

1 60 Commercial Property
4'60 For Sale
SEBRING 6-UNIT APT Building w/ over 100 ft
Dinner Lake frontage. $350,000.
LAKE PLACID 4-Unit APT Building w/ over
100 ft Lake Huntley frontage. $300,000.
For more information call 773-868-6666.

4 170 Lakefront Property
4 170 For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
100ft lakefront, lake view,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.

4260 Acreage for Sale

30 acres, cleared, except forl2 acres woods.
Older single wide MH w/addition. CHA, all
appi, w/d. Fenced/some cross fence.
$180,000. Between Avon Park & Wauchula.,
off HWY 64. Call 863-245-9464.
AVON PARK 20 acres, County
maintained road, well, electric &
septic. Owner financing WAC.
Owner licensed Real Estate Broker.
Call 863-443-9256.


5050 Mobile Homes
5 5 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 RENT! $9.000.
All have CHA & Carport. Holiday Ranch,
1995W. 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.
1BR $22,850. Banks Mobile Homes,
Lakeland, 863-688-4635
Banksmobilehomes.com
SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call for more info.
or to see units. No pets please.
Call (863)385-7034

5150 Mobile Homes
515 0 For Rent
2BR/2BA Mobile Home. $400/mo. No sec., no
last. East of Sebring. Call 863-381-4110.
Nice Mobile Home 2BR/2BA, $600 mo. No
sec., no last. East of Sebring. (863) 381-4110


60 50 Duplexes for Rent
1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2BR/1 BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to shopping.
$550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security.
Call 863-465-0075.
SEBRING 2004 Decatur St, 2BR, 1 BA, close to
mall, tile throughout unit, range, refrigerator,
large eat-in kitchen, screened back porch,
W/D hookups, nice yard, quiet neighborhood,
CHA, $575 mo/ $300 sec. dep. Avail March
15, 2009. No application fee. To view, call
863-471-0840 or 863-446-7274.
Sebring- Stop Looking! 2 duplex units avail.
now. Close to everything. 2BR/1 BA, w/central
air/ heat. Freshly painted, exc. cond. Both
have util. rms. No pets. 1 has w/d. $560/mo.
+ sec. 1 has all new carpet. $565/mo + sec.
863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810.
SEBRING-NEW Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG.,$800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

S1Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
SEBRING Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA CONDO, off
Thunderbird Rd, no pets, no smoking, $1,300
TO MOVE IN! $650 monthly. Leave message,
863-382-1613.

6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
*** Key Lake Villas***
Sebring- Orange Blossom Estates
2/1 & 3/2, townhouses on Lake.
Clean, quiet, screened in porch, outside
patio, W/D hookup. $575 & $765
1st month & sec. (863) 465-2740
1 AND 2 BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENTS
Rental Assistance Available
Thornbury Apartments
Tues., Wed. and Fri.
8 to 4:30, (863)465-4526 e=
HUD Vouchers Accepted;
Foreclosures welcome.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
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 E w refrig, stove, washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953


6250 Furnished Houses
Avon Park, near Wal-Mart. 1 BR/1 BA Cottage,
completely furnished. Cable, computer
access & utilities included. Avail. from weekly
to annually. No smoking or pets. Country
setting. Newly furnished. For details call:
863-453-6469 or 863-368-0427.

6300 Unfurnished Houses
LAKE PLACID -NEWER. CLEAN
3br, 2ba, 2cg in nice area of
Placid Lakes. Non-Smoke, CALL:
863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838.
SEB-2BR/1 BA, energy efficient, no sec. $700/
mo. East of Sebring, call 863-381-4110


7030 Estate Sales

SEBRING - SPRING LAKE BLVD
(FOLLOW OUR SIGNS OFF HWY 98)
FRIDAY, FEB 27. 9AM- ?
SAT., FEB 28. 9AM -?
GIANT ESTATE SALE
TWO Las Vegas Style Slot Machines
w/ Base Stands. COINS, GUNS,
STERLING SILVER (sets & serving
pieces), JEWELRY (DIAMONDS, GOLD
& SILVER); PORCELAIN (sets & pieces),
CARNIVAL GLASS (LARGE Collection);
Crystal Stemware, ANTIQUE FURNITURE
(Bkcs, Dressers, Desks, Tables, Chairs)
PAINTINGS & PRINTS (Wyland Ocean)
TOOLS, SOFAS, LAMPS, BDRM SETS,
HAND SEWN LINENS & CROCHET;
KITCHENWARE; BOOKS (Old and New)
MUCH, MUCH MOREH!
BY: THE FURNITURE DOCTORS
SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY FOR
28 YEARS!
SEBRING, FLORIDA



7 180 Furniture


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


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

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

7310 Bargain Buys
2 large silver food serving trays, $40 each.
Roomba Robotic floor vac. $50.
Call 863-655-1762.
2 yr old 54" round oak table & chairs. $225.
Call 863-253-2165.
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"x1'11" matching runner.
Blue w/floral border. $60. 863-382-9298
AREA RUG 9'X12', Cream/floral design, $150.
Please call 863-386-0873.
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
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.


AVON PARK Lake Bonnet Village off SR 17,
CRAFTS - GARAGE - BAKE SALE. Coffee, Do-
nuts & funnel cakes also available for sale.
Sat, Feb 28th, 8 am -12 Noon.


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.
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 @ 863-471-0734.


7310 Bargain Buys
EDGER SRM210 Echo, $20. 863-382-9298.
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.
I-POD, 250 sngs, $80 obo. MP3, new, $25.
Sony Walkman CD Player, $20. Please call
863-382-9863.
KEYBOARD Like New! $200.
863-453-6851
LADIES TOPS size 12, $10. 863-453-3104.
LAWN EDGER Good Condition., $75. Please
call 863-464-0531.
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.
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.
PLAYBOY MAGAZINES 1960-70, approxi-
mately 100, all for $40. 863-381-1161.
PODIUM Wooden, walnut, BEAUTIFUL! $499.
Call Pat for more details.
PRINTER HP F3145 Deskjet, all-in-one. Prints,
scans & copies. All paperwork incl. $40. Call
for more details. 863-465-3690.
Queen sized mattress cover & a pair of
temper pillows, all for $15.
Call 863-471-3504.
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.
SCOOTER - STARLITE - motorized, new bat-
teries. $250 or make an offer. 863-382-6799.
SCOOTER 3-WHEEL $300.
863-453-6851.
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.
Shed 6' X 8', $225 OBO. Call 863-414-2755.
STOVE HOTPOINT Smooth-Top, Electric.
Excellent cond., less that 4 years old. Upgrad-
ing kitchen, only $200. Call 863-655-1966.
STUDENT DESK black metal w/ white
top, matching black chair, $20. 863-
655-0873.
TENNIS RACQUET Wilson, w/case. Perfect for
beginner. $5. 863-453-3104
TOW BAR StowMaster, plus quick disconnect
hideaway hitch, cables, $300. Please call 863-
382-4085.
TOWBAR
Blue Ox w/lights, $200.
765-438-5790
TV 25" Philco with converter, $40.
Please call 863-382-4085.
WALKER with wheels, hardly used, $35.
Please call 853-655-1202.
WATKINS GLEN Reloadable Card, $100. Call
Pat, 863-381-7405.

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


7320 Garage & Yard Sales
AVON MOBILE HOME PARK
GARAGE SALE
1350 N. Lake Ave. Sat., Feb. 28, 2009.
7AM-NOON. Being held @ Clubhouse.
Bake Sale, Coffee and Donuts. Also,
vintage jewelry & collectible glass.
i AVON PARK 404 Malcolm St, Sat, Feb 28, &
Sun, Mar 1,8-? Furniture, collectibles, house-
hold items & MUCH MORE!


756O Medical Supplies
73560 & Equipment
POWER CHAIR 3 yrs old, very good
condition, only used approx. 10
times. $1,000. 863-202-5133.


8050 Boats & Motors

8X20 PONTOON BOAT AND TRAILER
With 70hp Johnson motor, generator & lights,
live well, trolling motor. Good condition. Can
be seen at Lake Bonnet Village, $3500 0B0.
573-576-9403 OR 573-576-9400

84 0 0 Recreational Vehicles
1995, 23ft "Born Free" motor home (Cadillac
of motor homes). 98,000 miles, engine in ex-
cellent condition. This unit has an extensive ,
list of adjustments, repairs and replacements,
such as: complete brake job, including master
cylinder, new air' shocks, alternator, good
tires, engine tuned. Must see to appreciate.
Owned by a mechanic and was conditioned
for extensive travel. $1,000's spent on condi-
tioning. Was asking $18,500, price reduced
to $15,500. Includes RV cover, etc. Call 863-
385-7400 or 863-414-3754.


9100 ' Moorcycles & ATVs
SCOOTERS-GAS. 80 to 120 MPG high
power 4 cycle motor, with CVT automatic
transmission. Guaranteed for 2 years.
Financing, 90 days. Visa, MC or Discover.
$895. READY TO RIDE! 5535 US 27 South,
Sebting, FL. Call 863-382-7666.


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 Until Filled

Housing Director - 752 PG-26 $22.33 - $36.88 hourly.


6600 Business & Offices
6600 For Rent


FOLVet Pcf'/rugFrccWorklac


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


m


AVON PARK ADELAIDE SHORES
RV RESORT ANNUAL
FleA Market/Garage Sale, @ CLUBHOUSE
2881 US 27 N., on Highlands Blvd near
SIERRA'S Lounge. Sat. 2/28, 8-11:30am.
COME AND ENJOY!
LAKE PLACID 7 Private Dr, off Lake June Rd,
Friday, Feb 27, 9am-3pm. Dresser, Black &
Decker portable workbench: household items,
& LOTS OF MISC!
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.
SEBRING 211 Lakeside Rd, by Veterans
Beach, Fri-Sat-Sun, Feb 27-28; Mar 1st, 9-?
Household items, small appliances, lawn &
garden equipment, tools, Pair of Adirondack
chairs, & LOTS OF MISC!!
SEBRING 3305 Sparkling Dr, Sat, Feb 28,
8am-2pm. Take Scenic Hwy to Summit. Some
furniture, household items, large variety of
items. NO SALES BEFORE 8 AM! �
SEBRING MULTI-FAMILY SALE, 3208 Golf-
view Rd, (Harder Hall area) Sat, Feb 28, 7=?
LOTS & LOTS & LOTS OF GREAT STUFF!!

Sebring- 3332 Hope St.
off Hammock Rd.
Fri-Sat., Feb. 27th & 28th.
8AM-4PM. All proceeds go to
Relay For Life!!

Sebring- Francis 2 MHP
2800 Real McCoy Dr. Annual Park Sale
PLUS Crafts, Baked.Goods &
Concession Food. Located @
Clubhouse. Sat. Feb. 28th. 8AM-2PM.

742O Heaing &
7420 Air Conditioning
Need Heat or Air? We have New Units for
LESS! 2-5 ton package or split systems w/10
year warranty. Free delivery or installation
available. Prices are $700 per ton.
Call 813-850-6289.


7520 Pets&Supplies
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.












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News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


ACCUf "WR M


Five-Day forecast for Highlands County


Forecasts and graphics provided by
AccuWesther, Inc. @2009
AccuWeather.com


National Forecast for February '51'-


TODAY
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Mostly sunny


THURSDAY




Sunny to partly cloudy
'.- and pleasant


FRIDAY




Sunny most of the dayv
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High 74/Low 51 High 77/Low 50 High 8
Winds: ESE at 7-14 mph. Winds: E at 8-16 mph. Winds. SSE

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SATURDAY


SUNDAY


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Sunny and delightful Intervals of clouds and
sunshine


S0/Low 54 High 83/Low 55 High 80/Low 52
at 7-14 mph. Winds SSW at 7-14 mph. Winds: NNW at 7-14 mph.

Heat index . .
For 3 p.m. today
Relative humidity ................. 41%
Expected air temperature ........ 73�
via lle Makes it feel like ............. ...... 730


Weather History
*, On Feb. 25,1934,' a storm centered
in the Carolinas brought killer torna-
"a" : does to Georgia and Alabama while
dumping up to 9 inches of snow
from Richmond, Va., to
Philadelphia, Pa.
SFarm report 2A
Mostly sunny loday
Winds east-southeast 7-14
mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sun-
shine with average relative humidity
S60% and good drying conditions.
Mainly clear tonight.

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S: If your address (house number) ends in...
J'; .,0 or 1, water only on Monday
-...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday
Shown Is today's ...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday
weather. Temperatures *...6 or 7, water only on Thursday
are today's highs and .8 or 9*, water only on Friday
I and locations without a
tonight's lows discernible address

AccuWather UV Index"


Regional summary: Moitly sunny today Manly clear tonight Sunny to
partly cloudy and pleasant tomorrow Friday sunny most of the day
Saturday sunny and delightful Sunday: intervals o0 clouds and sunshine


For today
9a.m. 11 aIm. 1 p.m. 3p.m. 5p.m.
1 5 ? 5 ,
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


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


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FJ Snow

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FRONTS
q..11^ Cold
A.& Warm
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National summary:Temperatures will moderate in the East and warm up in the South today. At the same time, a
new arctic cold wave will expand south into the northern Plains and the northern Rockies. The Great Lakes region
will be the battleground for the two air masses. A bit of snow and a wintry mix, will fall as a result: Meanwhile, more
rain and snow are on tap for the Northwest. Moisture will steer clear of the Southwest, allowing warmth to persist
over the Desert Southwest through the southern Plains.


8U_ .and d moon


Today Sunrise ... 6:53 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:25 p.m.
Moonrise .. 7:03 a.m.
Moonset .... 7:12 p.m.
Thursday Sunrise .... 6:52 a.m.
Sunset ...... 6:26 p.m.
Moonrise .. 7:34 a.m.
Moonset .... 8:08 p.m.

Moon phases. ..-



New First Full Last
Feb 24 Mar4 Mar 10 Mar 18


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Temperature
(Readings at Archbold Biological Staton
In Lake Placid)
High Saturday ........... 65
Low Saturday .......................... 33
High Sunday .......... .......... 73
Low Sunday ........................ 40
High Monday ....................... 80
Low Monday ......................... 51
High Tuesday ..................... 75
Low Tuesday .................... 48
Barometer
Sunday ........................... 30.32
Monday ........................... 30.38
Tuesday ............. .... 30.35
Precipitation
Sunday .......................... 0.00"
Monday ........................... 0.00"


Tuesday .. 000"
Month to date ..................... 0.38"
Year to date .. ...........: 1.11"
Tides
(Readings at St. Petersburg)
High ........................ 1:40 a.m.
Low ......................... 8:23 a.m.
High .......................... 2:29 p.m.
Low ............ 8:14 p.m.
(Readings at Palm Beach)
High ....... ............... ..... 8:48 a.m .
Low .................... ...... 2:18 a.m.
High .............................. 9:07 p.m.
Low .......................... 2:37 p.m.
Lake Levels
Lake Jackson .................. 78.36'
Lake Okeechobee ........... 12,93'
Normal .... .................... 14.51'


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l.G.nef.trlS 7n 8 a pc
Homestead AFB 75 60 pc
Kevy Wis 14 64 pc
Mi . 1 74 60r. pc
Orlando 72 56 pc
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Tallaiaiiaee 70 46 ,
Tampa 74 56 s
W. Palm Bch 74 61 pc


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76 50 i
75 63 s
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77 55 pc
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78 58 s
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76 :' s
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77 59 s
78 65 S
79 57 s
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78 60 s
77 60 s


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Dallas
Detroit
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7d 42 p
56 483 pc
45 28 s
38 29 S
S.6 '9 pI
55 29 pc
44 36 pc
50 38 pc
78 63 pc
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41 31 pc
46 ;7 S


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HI Lo W
68 37 s
65 49 pc
57 40 c
69 .6 ,:
48 37 c"
83 48 p,:
46 27 pc
42 21 r
46 26 sn
50 33 st,
85 52 pc
52 26 p,
41 20 r
55 38 c


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65 45 r
50 38 r
..3 44 r
48 30 r
65 45
52 26 pc
I0 17 s
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38 21 p.:
57 43 pc
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ns 72 59 pc 76 62 c 77 58 c V


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City Hi Lo W
e York ciy 38 34 s
dortoai' 50 33 pc
)klahoma City 70 56 pc
hiladelphia '2 32 .;
'noenix 84 54
in1sourgr. 46 34 pc
Portland 36 22 pc
al.c6,r, 56 3' p.-
Rohesler 40 32 pe
It Louis 58 46 c
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arr.pa '4 56 s
Wainmngion DCS0 34 PC


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HI Lo W
45 37 c
62 47 pa
69 38 pc
10 37 c
79 54 S
~2 39 St,
41 36 c
6.e 50 pc
45 25 c
52 32 r
6'0 48 r
6�, 46
78 68 s
57 44 c


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63 41 sr
53 35 pc
50 34 r
79 55 s
47 A f
41 20 r
6b 44 f
28 11 sn
38 29 pc
61 1* p.:
47 ' .:
78 60 a
55 34r


City
Acapulco
Berlin
Cagary
Dublin
Edmonton
Freeport
Geneva
Hong Kong
Jerusalem
Kiev


Today
HI LoW
90 72 s
40 36 r
0 -8 sn
46 39 0
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67 54 c
43 296
81 72 a
58 44 s
30 29 C


Today
City Hi Lo W
London 52 43 c
Montreal 28 27 pc
Nie 58 42s
Ottawa ' 32 27 p
Quebec 23 18 pc
Rio de Janeiro 88 75 pc
Sydney 73 63 i
Toronto 36 31 pc
Vancouver 46 35 r
Winnipeg 9-11 c


Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy.
sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sft-snow flurries,
an-snoyv, I-ice.


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS

WASTE AND ELECTRONICS

WASTE COLLECTION


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


Saturday
March 7, 2
8:30am till 2:

Barkley Si

Driving Directions from
Highway 27 South to Skip


Left onto Skipper R
Left onto Twitty Ro
Right onto Barkley S


US 27 S


Hwy 66 Hwy S8


Bar


Twitty Ro.


Skipper Road


US 27 N


For more informant

(863) 655-1


HOUSEHOLDS




ONLY

Small businesses


009 please contact
:30pm Solid Waste Dept.

street for proper disposal

Sebring:
perRoad of hazardous
Soad Materials.
)ad
street Oil and Batteries

accepted in

unlimited quantities

during this
rkley Street
-- scheduled collection

ad
and also during

normal operating

hours at DeSoto

ion, call City Landfill


6400 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.


ACCEPTED ELECTRONICS
END OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Computer, Monitors, Keyboards,
Terminals, Televisions, Stereos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCRs, DVD
Players, Video Cameras, Video Game Consoles, Wireless Devices.


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February 28, 2009

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SPORTS


News-Sun


PAGE


LIVING


Wednesday, February 25, 2009


News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE
Above: As coach Lee Elder looks to make sure the clock has wound down on James Bland's 14-5 Clas 1A, 160-pound, championship win, coach Ed Brown is already letting loose with
the celebration. Above right: Despite having just gone to three overtimes to get his state championship win in the Heavyweight class, Jace Grimmett has enough left to celebrate loudly as
the referee raises his hand in victory.



Two more titles for the 'City of Champions'

Devils' Bland, Grimmett state

champs, team takes fourth


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoelhe@newssun.conm
LAKELAND - "When we
first started the program,
Principal Guthrie stopped me
at one point and asked how
long until you can build -a
championship program,"
Avon Park co-coach Ed
Brown said Saturday night.
"I told him, 'give me four
years.'"
Talk about being prophet-
ic.
On the final day of the
Class 1A State Wrestling
tournament at the Lakeland
Center Saturday, Red Devil
seniors James Bland and Jace
Grimmett brought home gold
medals as state champi-
onships in their respective
weight classes - adding
wrestling to the state champi-
onship list for Avon Park.
As a team, the Red Devils,
aided by wins during the
meet from Charles Hubbard
and Alvin Moore, along with
Kemosi Hatten's move up to
fourth place from last year's
fifth-place finish and the two
gold's from Bland and
Grimmett. came in fourth
place among all Class 1A
schools in the state, totaling
77 points to fall only behind
Fort Myers Riverdale (97.5),
Fort Lauderdale's Cardinal
Gibbons (97) and Miami's
Monsignor Pace (80).
And among the top four,


only Gibbons matched Avon
Park's two gold medals.
In his 160-pound title
match, Bland was facing a
familiar foe, South Fort
Myers Tronic Williams,
whom he had bested last year
in the third-place match.
Little time was wasted as
Bland used a takedown to
notch points early and per-
sisted in building a steady
and ever-growing lead that
would end in a 14-5 major
decision, keeping his record
an unblemished 48-0 in this
the final season of a stellar
high school career.
"That's my mojo," he said
afterward. "To come out, be
aggressive, get ahead early so
I don't have to worry about
coming from behind. At some
point in the second period, I
looked to the side to see what
the score was and I knew I
had it."
Grimmett road to the gold
wasn't quite as one-sided as
he was among the last three
matches of the night.
By the time the third over-
time got underway, he and
top-rated David Garlock
from Lemon Bay had the
Lakeland Center floor to
themselves and the attention
of the thousands in atten-
dance.
Battling with a 3-3 tie, the
weariness could be seen .on
both wrestlers as the minutes


~.. w'


- . -
.5.~ 2 -


News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE
James Bland sets the tone with an early takedown of South Fort Myers' Tronic Williams on his way to the first wrestling
state title for Avon Park in the scant four-year history of the program.


of strain were taking their
toll.
"We knew he was tired, but
we just tried to keep him
going," co-coach Lee Elder
said. "As long as he kept it up
he could be state champion."
Though with Grimmett, his
own intestinal fortitude was
enough to keep his motor
running.
"I just take something
from every one of my loss-
es," Grimmett said. "I've
learned that you've just got
to leave it all out on the mat.
The last match of the season,


'I've dreamt

about this since

the start of the

season.

JACE GRIMMETT
Heavyweight state champion

you've just got to go until
your heart bursts and then go
one more.
"I've dreamt about this
since the start of the season,"
he continued. "The feeling is


indescribable, it is a dream
come true. State champion.
James (Bland) is a great
wrestler and he was the first
to be a state champion for
Avon Park, but now my name
can be mentioned in the same
sentence."
For Bland, the feelings
were just as strong, if not
. tinged with a bit of bitter-
sweet.
"I always thought this
would be the best feeling in
my life, and it feels good," he

Continued on page 3B


SFCC takes care of Cardinals


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.comi
AVON PARK - Playing
the role of rude hosts, the
South Florida Panthers pro-
vided a rude welcome for
their visitors from the north,
the Catonsville, MD.
Cardinals, in trouncing them
11-4 Monday night.
SFCC scratched for a run
in each of the first two
innings to stake an early lead.
But some defensive lapses
allowed two runs in the top of
the third, without the benefit
of a hit.
In fact, Panther starter
Chaz Abeln took a no-hitter
into the seventh, though he
didn't really find his rhythm
until a few innings into the
game.
"He was off pace the first
couple innings and his deliv-
ery was a little mechanical,"
head coach Rick Hitt said. "I
mentioned it to him between
innings and he really settled
in and was into it."


And just as Abeln got it
going, so did the South
Florida offense as Jerry
Neufang singled in a run in
the fifth before Jose
Rodriguez brought two home
for a 5-2 lead.
Ethan Lovell tacked on
another,run in the sixth with
a grounder that brought Tom
Sicking home.
T.J. Murphy got the first
Cardinal hit in the seventh
with an opposite-field liner
that fell just out of the reach
of a diving Greg Smith in left.
A run came in that inning,
as well as in the ninth, but the
cushion had already been
provided as Ryan Williams
crushed a no-doubter over the
left-field wall in the seventh,
Smith added two RBI in the
eighth and Neufang drove in
another.
Coming off a bit of a rough
stretch, with lopsided home
losses to Central Florida and
Indian River Wednesday and
Friday of last week, SFCC


whipped up on Clearwater
Christian Saturday, sweeping
a double-header by a com-
bined 24-0 score.
Then came Sunday's
rematch with Indian River
where Johnny Sedlock went
seven innings with 10 strike-
outs, but couldn't prevail in
the 5-3 loss to the Pioneers.
"He pitched a great game,
but our bullpen let us down,"
Hitt said. "We've been a little
sloppy defensively the last
few days, but it was encour-
aging to see them come back
after the tough loss Sunday to
get-this win. We just need to
tighten some things up the
next week and a half before
we get into our conference
schedule."
The tightening up contin-
ues tonight with a game at
Palm Beach before the team
welcomes another Maryland
team, Dundalk, Friday and
the University of Tampa B
squad in a Saturday double-
header at Panther Field.


i


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Chaz Abeln took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of
SFCCs 11-4 win over the Catonsville Cardinals Monday
night.


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne

Quite a


start

How impressive has been
the Avon Park wrestling
team's rise?
Quite impressive, to say
the least.
"I don't want to toot my
own horn," Red Devil co-
coach Ed Brown had said
Saturday night after the
team's second state champi-
on of the night was awarded
his medal. "But, I don't care
who the coach is, to do this
really is something."
Doing this is having your
program reach such heights
as the two state champions
individually, and a Class lA
fourth-place finish as a team
- in just the fourth year of
its existence.
The Tampa Bay Rays, as
we all know, reached first
place in their division and
league in their 11th year of
existence.
Though it wasn't until
their seventh year that they
finished as high as fourth in
their division.
Considering it was the
American League East,
breaking into the top four is
a tough task, making it pret-
ty impressive nonetheless.
But is that any tougher
than breaking into the top
four of the 134 schools that
make up the Class lA com-
petition?
I mean, think about it, the
school had never had a
wrestling team, so any ran-
dom students only aware- .
ness of the sport would like-
ly have come from watching
Triple H, Stone Cold Steve
Austin or The Rock.
Perhaps even more
impressive than this year's
run is the fact that even in
that first year, and every
year in between, at least one
Red Devil wrestler has qual-
ified for the state competi-
tion.
That means, at the least,
that right from the start,
Brown and co-coach Lee

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 46 12 .793 -
Philadelphia 27 28 .491 17%
New Jersey 25 32 .439 20Y
New York 24 32 .429 21
Toronto 22 36 .379 24
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 41 14 .745 -
Atlanta 32 24 .571 9%
Miami 29 26 .527 12
.Charlotte 22 34 .39319'%
..Washington 13 43 .232 28Y2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Cleveland 43 11 .796 -
Detroit 27 27 .500 16
Milwaukee 28 31 .475172
'Chicago 25 31 .446 19
*Indiana 24 35 .40721AY
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 37 17 .685 -
Houston 35 21 .625 3
,.Dallas 33 22 .600 4Y2
New Orleans 33 22 .600 4Y,
-'Memphis 15 40 .273 22Y2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 37 20 .649 -
Portland 35 20 .636 1
Utah 34 23 .596 3
..Minnesota 18 37 .327 18
Oklahoma City 13 43 .232 23%,
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 46 10 .821 -
Phoenix 31 24 .56414Y2
Golden State 20 37 .351 26Y
L.A. Clippers 14 43 .24632Y2
Sacramento 12 46 .207 35
Monday's Games
New York 123, Indiana 119
New Jersey 98, Philadelphia 96
Boston 114, Denver 76
Utah 108, Atlanta 89
New Orleans 112, Sacramento 105
L.A. Clippers 118, Golden State 105
Tuesday's Games
Memphis at Cleveland, late
, Minnesota at Toronto, late
Detroit at Miami, late
Orlando at Chicago, late
L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, late
, Dallas at San Antonio, late
Portland at Houston, late
Charlotte at Phoenix, late
Wednesday's Games
. Memphis at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m.
Chicago at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
,Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Portland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m.
Charlotte at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantit Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
New Jersey 38 19 3 79182 151
Philadelphia 31 17 9 71 189 169
N.Y. Rangers 31 23 7 69151170
Pittsburgh 29 26 6 64185191
N.Y. Islanders 18 35 6 42 144 198
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 40 12 8 88200137
Montreal 31 22 7 69 184 184
Buffalo 31 23 6 68179168
Toronto 22 26 12 56180219
Ottawa 22 27 9 53 144 168
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 38 17 5 81 201172
Florida 30 21 8 68166159
Carolina, 31 25 5 67162176
Tampa Bay 20 28 12 52152191
Atlanta 21 33 6 48176211
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division '
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 39 13 8 86228177
Chicago 34 16 8 76 194 143
Columbus 30 24 6 66 165 169
Nashville 28 28 4 60142168
St. Louis 25 26 8 58165178
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 35 18 6 76 187 173
Vancouver 30 21 8 68 181 170
- -Minnesota 30 24 4 64 151 135
Edmonton 29 25 5 63165 182
..Colorado 28 31 1 57165186
Pacilic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 41 8 9 91200140
Dallas 29 23 7 65174180
Anaheim 29 27 5 63173177
Phoenix 27 28 5 59156184
Los Angeles 25 24 9 59155 170
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.

Monday's Games
San Jose 1, Dallas 0
Tuesday's Games
Anaheim at Buffalo, late
SFlorida at Boston, late
SColorado at Atlanta, late
Philadelphia at Washington, late
.Vancouver at Montreal, late
- Carolina at Ottawa, late
" Chicago at Nashville, late
Los Angeles at Minnesota, late
Phoenix at St. Louis, late
Tampa Bay at Edmonton, late
Columbus at Calgary, late
Wednesday's Games
SLos Angeles at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.


N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 25
N.Y. Mets vs. Baltimore at Fort
Lauderdale, 1:05 p.m.
Florida vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05
p.m..
Washington vs. Houston at Kissimmee,
1:05 p.m.
Atlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05
p.m.
N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin,
1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at
Bradenton, 1:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Tampa Bay at Port
Charlotte, 1:05 p.m.


News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


'HE SCOREBOARD


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV


7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
9 p.m.
9:30 p.m

7 p.m.
7 p.m.
9 p.m.
9 p.m.
11 p.m.


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WEDNESDAY
Connecticut at Marquette. ........... ESPN
Virginia Tech at Clemson ........... ESPN2


Duke at Maryland.......
Texas Tech at Texas .....
THURSDAY
Teams TBA ............
Teams TBA............
Teams TBA............
Teams TBA. . ..........
Gonzaga at Santa Clara..


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GOLF
WEDNESDAY
2 p.m. PGA - WGC Match-Play Championship . GOLF
THURSDAY
10:30 a.m. EuroPGA - Indonesia Open .......... GOLF
2 p.m. PGA - WGC Match-Play Championship . GOLF
6:30 p.m. PGA - Mayakoba Classic ............ GOLF
8:30 p.m. PGA - WGC Match-Play Championship . GOLF


MLB PRESEASON
THURSDAY
1 p.m. Houston at Atlanta ................. ESPN


NBA
WEDNESDAY
7:30 p.m. Orlando at New York ................ SUN
THURSDAY
8 p.m. Cleveland at Houston ................ TNT
10:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers............... TNT


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
THURSDAY
7 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky.................. . .SUN
9 p.m. Tennessee at LSU................... SUN
,Times, games, channels all subject to change


Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles
Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Oakland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05
p.m.
San Francisco vs. Cleveland at
Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Seattle vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Arizona vs. Colorado at Tucson, Ariz.,
3:10 p.m.
Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers,
7:05 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 26
St. Louis vs. Baltimore at Fort
Lauderdale, 1:05 p.m.
Detroit vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05
p.m.
Houston vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m.
Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater,
1:05 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Cincinnati at Sarasota,
1:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Boston at Fort Myers,
1:05 p.m.
Florida vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie,
1:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa,
1:15 p.m.
Oakland vs. Los Angeles Angels at .
Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco
at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m..
Arizona vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Seattle vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Texas vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Colorado at
Tucson, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.


The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' college basketball poll, with first-
place votes in parentheses, records
through Feb. 22, total points based on
25 points for a first-place vote through
one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-
vious ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Pittsburgh (69) 25-2 1,797 4
2. Connecticut (1) 25-2 1,692 1
3. Oklahoma (2) 25-2 1,643 2
4. North Carolina 24-3 1,556 3
5. Memphis 24-3 1,543 5
6. Louisville 21-5 1,403 7
7. Duke 22-5 1,228 9
8. Marquette 23-4 1,16910
9. Michigan St. 21-5 1,136 6
10. Villanova 22-5 1,12512
11. Missouri 23-4 1,09411
12. Clemson 22-4 1,05013
13. Wake Forest 20-5 992 8
14. Arizona St. 21-5 869 14
15. Kansas 22-5 812 15
16. Purdue 21-6 765 19
17. Gonzaga 21-5 661 17
18. LSU 23-4 541 23
19. Xavier 22-5 413 16
20. Illinois 22-6 364 18
21. Washington 20-7 291 22
22. UCLA 20-7 268 20
23. Florida St. 21-6 217 -
24. Butler 23-4 192 21
25. Texas 18-8 162 -
Others receiving votes: Utah 108, West
Virginia 96, Syracuse 53, Arizona 33,
Creighton 21, Dayton 21, Utah St. 16,
Florida 14, California 11, Siena 9, Penn
St. 8, South Carolina 8, Saint Mary's,
Calif. 5, Davidson 3, Kansas St. 3,
Minnesota 3, BYU 2, American U. 1,
Kentucky 1, Maryland 1.
Monday's,Major College
Basketball Scores
EAST
Louisville 76, Georgetown 58
SOUTH
Alabama St. 76, Alcorn St. 71


Bethune-Ckmn 69, Md.-East. Shore 52
Campbell 68, ETSU 62
Coll. of Charleston 86, Chattanooga 77
Florida A&M 63, Delaware St. 61, OT
Hampton 49, Morgan St. 47
High Point 81, Longwood-69
Howard 81, Coppin St. 74
Jacksonville 81, Stetson 66
Murray St. 74, Tenn.-Martin 59
N. Carolina A&T 92, S. Carolina St. 85
Southern U. 81, Alabama A&M 72
Winston-Salem 68, Norfolk St. 64
Wofford 81, W. Carolina 66
SOUTHWEST
Kansas 87, Oklahoma 78
Prairie View 66, Ark.-Pine Bluff 64
Texas Southern 99, MVSUt 87
Texas-Pan American 60, N.J. Tech 53


The top 25 teams in The Associated
Press' women's college basketball poll,
with first-place votes in parentheses,
records through Feb. 22, total points
based on 25 points for a first-place vote
through one point for a 25th-place vote
and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Connecticut (44)27-0 1,100 1
2. Oklahoma 24-2 1,056 2
3. Stanford 22-4 996 4
4. California 22-3 897 6
5. Maryland 23-4 877 9
6. Baylor 21-4 859 5
7. Auburn 26-2 848 3
8. Louisville 25-3 834 8
9. North Carolina 23-4 777 10
10. Duke 22-4 714 7
11. Florida St. 23-5 681 11
12. Texas A&M 20-5 623 14
13. Xavier 24-4 487 17
14. Ohio St. 22-5 478 20
15. Pittsburgh 19-5 443 19
16. Texas 19-7 389 12
17. Florida 23-5 373 15
18. Tennessee 19-8 301 13
19. Vanderbilt 21-7 297 18
20. Kansas St. 21-4 257 16
21. S. Dakota St. 26-2 255 22
22. Virginia 21-7 223 23
23. Notre Dame 18-7 174 24
24. Arizona St. 20-6 157 25
25. Iowa St. 19-7 94 21
Others receiving votes: Bowling Green
43, DePaul 28, Middle Tennessee 10,
Purdue 8, Va. Commonwealth 7, Wis.-
Green Bay 6, Marist 4, LSU 2, Utah 2.


BASEBALL
American League
SEATTLE MARINERS-Re-signed OF
Mike Wilson to a minor league contract.
National League
WASHINGTON NATIONALS-Released
LHP Odalis Perez.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
ATLANTA HAWKS-Recalled G Thomas
Gardner and F Othello Hunter from
Anaheim (NBADL).
FOOTBALL
National Football League
HOUSTON TEXANS-Named Geoff
Kaplan director of sports medicine-head
athletic trainer and Ray Wright strength
and conditioning coach.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
FLORIDA PANTHERS-Assigned G
Chris Beckford-Tseu to Phoenix (AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS-Recalled RW
Teddy Purcell from Manchester (AHL).
Announced F Dustin Brown has been
granted non-roster status by the league.
NEW YORK RANGERS-Fired coach
Tom Renney and assistant coach Perry
Pearn. Named John Tortorella coach.
ST. LOUIS BLUES-Recalled F Yan
Stastny from Peoria (AHL).
COLLEGE
MACALESTER-ST.PAUL-Announced
the resignation of men's basketball
coach Curt Kietzer.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park'


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.


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.
Lake Placid


3 ' 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.
Sebring


SFCC


TODAY: 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


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, 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 all 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.

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 per-
son and includes 18 holes of golf, ohe-
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). Deadline to register
is Monday, March 2.


Call Don Novick at (941) 794-0161 or
Bruce Cook at (941) 778-4776.

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 fourn Par 3s,
with the $10,000 cash prize being
offered on hole #6.
Many golfers have already signed up
and others interested should contact the
pro shop at Placid Lakes or pick up
applications at the Post 25 Lounge on US
27N or call 465-7940.
The $60 dollar entry fee includes golf,
course refreshments and lunch at the
Legion Post at 2 p.m.

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

Nu-Hope Golf Tournament
AVON PARK - The Mid-Florida
Federal Credit Union proudly presents its
12th Annual Nu-Hope Elder Care
Services, Inc. golf tournament at
Pinecrest on Lotela Golf Course in Avon
Park on April 11.
The tournament will utilize a two-per-
son scramble format and teams will be
flighted by total handicap.
Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120
per team) which includes after-play meal
and refreshments during the day.
Registration forms are available at the
participating golf pro shop or can be
mailed or faxed to you by calling Sandy
Foster at 382-2134, ext. 325.
Business sponsorships are also avail-
able.
Previous five event have resulted in a
full field of players, so early registration
is encouraged.

McFarling Memorial Golf
SEBRING - The 3rd Annual Jim
McFarling Memorial Tournament will be
held Saturday, February 28, at the Spring
Lake Golf Resort.
The format will be a flighted four-per-
son scramble, mandatory two drives by
each player.
There will be a 50/50 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 involved in the
Highlands County Sertoma Junior Golf
Tour.
Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. on
Panther Creek. Entry fee is $50 per per-
son or $200 per team includes Lunch and
prizes immediately following golf.
Play in Jimmy's tourney and support
junior golf.


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said. "But I also realize this
means I'm never going to
wrestle in high school again.
The coaches, my boys, work-
ing with them as long as I
did, it'll be sad to let it go."
But for all the years, blood,
sweat and tears put into his
high school career leading up
to the state championship?
"All worth it," he said.
"Definitely all worth it."
For coaches Brown and
Elder, the meteoric rise of
Red Devil wrestling is a sat-
isfaction to the nth degree
"It's just been an honor to
have worked with these
kids," Elder said. "They've
done everything we've
asked, they've worked so
hard and to see the results
like this, I'm just so thank-
ful."
Brown's feelings were
similar.
"When we first started,
some of the kids had never
seen a mat, much less wres-
tled," he said. "It's not the
norm, but when you get qual-
ity kids, good support from
the administration and school
board and great coaching like
from (Lee) Elder, it all comes
together.
"We've had a state qualifi-
,er every year the program has
been in existence and that is


|!C"> -Lun puI oy -,l bL'.D rN .'nLNir
Kemosi Hatten pitched in to the Red Devil fourth place
team finish as he brought home his second medal in as
many years, moving up to fourth from last season's fifth-
place finish.


very unusual," he continued.
"The kids bought into what
we believe, they've taken
everything we've taught
them, taken it to heart,
worked so hard. And coach
Elder and I work so well


together, it's a win, win, win
situation. It's a win for them,
for the coaches, for their
school, for the community."
In the 'City of
Champions,' there is always
� room for more.


12th Annual Greater Lake Placid

Chamber of Commerce

Bass Tournament
Sunday, March 8, 2009 - at Lake June - Ball Park Ramp, Lake Placid
Sponsored by Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc., the News Sun
& Seacoast National Bank
RULES
1. Eligibility - This is a team tournament. Only two participants per boat and each boat must have two partici-
pants.
2. Entry Fee - $100 per team. This includes $10.00 Big Bass. Big Bass will be 100% payback.
3. Registration - Boats will take off in the order in which entries are received. May pay at the ramp (by exact cash
or by check for exact amount made payable to the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce).
4. Tournament Hours - Safe light to 2:30 p.m. All boats must be in the basin prior to designated return time or
they will be disqualified. No exceptions!
5. Tackle/Equipment - Except for pork rind, only artificial lures may be used. Only one rod (not to exceed 8' in
length) and reel per person may be used at one time. Trolling (as a method of fishing) is prohibited (may use trolling
motor). All bass must be caught in a traditional manner. Penalty for dead fish is .5 pound per fish. Fish must measure
12" on golden rule with tail closed or fanned. Any short fish will result in loss of that fish and team's big fish. Any
team with more than five fish brought to scales will be disqualified. No culling at ramp. No team is to possess more
than a limit of five Bass at one time.
6. Boat - Each boat will be inspected prior to take off to ensure that it meets US Coast Guard regulations, that it
has a running aerated live well, and that running lights are operational. If lights are not operational, the boat will go
out last. Each person must wear a US Coast Guard approved life vest at all times the boat's combustion engine is run-
ning.
7. Fishing Areas - An angler may not leave his or her boat except in an emergency. All water that is accessible by
boat is permitted. No fishing is permitted within 50 yards of any competitor's boat that has its anchor down and
trolling motor up-use good sportsmanship! No fishing inside boat basin or check-in site. No fishing in areas designat-
ed off-limits by State or local agencies.
8. Catch & Release - Every effort must be made to keep Bass alive. All Bass caught in tournament must be open
water released in a minimum of 4' of water, as per State requirements. No exceptions!
9. Scoring - Winners will be determined by pounds and hundredths of an ounce. Payback will be one place per
every five boats entered. The tournament will be limited to the first 50 entries received.
10. Alcohol - Absolutely no alcohol or illegal drugs on boat. It's the law!

ENTRY FORM - 12th ANNUAL LAKE PLACID CHAMBER BASS TOURNAMENT
Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 50 Boat Limit - $100 per team includes $10 Big Bass
My signature below releases all sponsors, the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Lake Placid, and
all officials, organizations and/or any other individuals regarding this event from any and all liabilities, damages,
claims, or demands caused by my participation in the event. I further agree to abide by the rules of this tournament
without exception.
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Name

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2009 Bike Sebring 12/24


Hatten's step up adds to


fourth-place team finish


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - How many
people realized that we have
another International event
right here in Sebring? On
Saturday, Feb. 14, the
Rotary Club of Highlands
County sponsored the 8th
Annual Bike Sebring 12/24
hours and RAAM (Race
Across America) qualifier
race.
Electronic timing was
used for the event and each
rider had a timing chip
mounted on their front axle.
There were 193 entrants,
65 of them RAAM quali-
fiers - 75 riders rode all
night long.
Many stayed at the
Chateau Elan close to the
Sebring International
Raceway where they started
behind a Pace car guiding
them onto the race track for
3 laps (11 miles)
Then, they headed out
Airport Road for a 91-mile
loop up to the Lake Ready
boat ramp in Frostproof.
Rotarians and the Young
Professionals manned sta-


tions providing peanut but-
ter sandwiches, granola
bars, bananas, oranges,
Gatorade and water along
the route, as well as any
comfort assistance.
Many volunteers stayed
up all night as the 75 entries
riding all night needed their
encouragement.
Cyclists came from
Norway, Denmark, Sweden,
Switzerland, Germany,
United Kingdom, Canada,
Israel, and Austria to qualify
for the Race Across
America.
They ranged in age from
early twenties to an 82-year
old gentleman from North
.Carolina.
Plus, there were nine
hand cyclists trying to break
the hand cycling record set
last year
There were many stories
regarding how they got
involved in cycling.
Milt Behrens, from
Pompano Beach, visited his
73-year old ENT doctor last
year.
The doctor told him about


2/21/09
Overall Male Winner:
Tim Topa, 18:44
Overall Female Winner:
Peggy Sueppel, 24:09 .
Male Masters Winner:
Terry Engle, 22:02
Female Masters Winner:
Jane Wickman, 24:52,
Male Age Groups (Top
Three):
(8-11) Jack Dougherty
46:09
(15-18) Connor Bauer
18:50
(19-24) Matthew Schult
20:02, Kenneth Buthre 24:44,
Justin Aeder 25:42
(25-29) Tim Topa 18:44,
Trey Christy 21:34
(35-39) Darryl Wirick
20:28, Josh Zahller 20:55, Jeff
Kasper 24:15
(40-44) Tom Dougherty
24:46
(45-49) David Taylor 23:58,
Lawrence Luepschen 25:27,


Continued from 1B
Elder have taught well
enough to elevate their stu-
dent-athletes to be at least
among Class lAs top 16 in
the state.
I used to think that if I
devoted myself to months
of strictly focusing and
practicing kicking a foot-
ball, it shouldn't be too
hard to become a profes-
sional -caliber kicker.
I realize now that that
was a somewhat misguided
notion.
But even in my misguid-
ed youth, I'd never have


Walter Kohl 27:11
(50-54) Juan Mendoza,
Tom Near 23:56
(55-59) Ken Broekema
38:15
(60-64) Terry Engle 22:02,
Richard Rucker 27:04, Ron
Wickman 29:29
(65-69) David King 31:28,
George Gunn 36:51, Charles
Harrington 40:54
(70-74) Charles Willingham
33:39
(75-80) Jim Marvin 34:06;
(80+) Ralph Bell 33:00.

Female Age Groups (Top
Three):
(14-18) Caitlyn Moulds
27:10
(25-29) Krista Fredrikson
24:18, Allysun Collar 27:47,
Bonny Revell 30:37
(30-34) Shannon Sapp
31:28, Eve Fay 33:55, Sharla
Elliott 36:37
(35-39) Heidi Whitney


thought that within a few
months, I'd be able to com-
bat and defeat a guy with
the tactical knowledge to
turn me into a pretzel.
Not to mention, in the
midst of that, resisting the
urge to just haul off and
slug a guy who's twisting
and turning my limbs, head
and torso every which way.
It's quite a testament to
the athletes buying into it
and putting forth the drain-
ing, intense, often starving
workload.
Avon Park has a ways to
go to get to the level of


27:13
(40-44) Peggy Sueppel
24:09, Kathie Maloyed 26:52,
Renee Kohl 31:01
(45-49) Donna Dinapoli
27:42, Meg Renton 41:59
(50-54) Lessa Skipper
28:17, Brenda Ricker 28:20,
Diane Sheldon 32:47
(55-59) Jane Wickman
24:52, Anne Muse 45:25
(60-64) Sara King 26:38,
Marcia Kissane 37:03, Mary
Rucker 40:22
(65-69) Sue Grady 44:05,
Carolyn Raymond 47:45, Julie
Creed 48:2
(70-74) Jane McKay
44::44, Shirley Puzey 52:16
(75-80) marge Askeu
44:59.
Timing Services: Chet
Brojek, Central Florida Striders


Brandon, of course.
But with the kind of start
the program has had, I
wouldn't doubt a streak of
dominance in the years to
come.
Toot away coach Brown.
You and the rest of the
Red Devil team should
accept all the pats on the
back you can get, and then
give yourselves one.

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


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participating in the race last
year and that prompted Milt
to start cycling.
He was in the 12-hour
race but he decided to raise
funds from his friends to
support two charities - Kids
in Distress and the Turtle
Hospital of Marathon Key.
He raised $1500.
Another gentleman, from
Liverpool, England, rode
the race last year when it
was very chilly.
He learned this year to
insulate his suit with news-
paper so he could leave it
anywhere or "even in some
mailbox."
But, 82-year old Richard
Lawrence from Lexington,
NC put it best when he said,
"this is such a humbling
experience to ride with
these hand cyclists".
He could not have said it
better.
The record from last year
was broken by one of the
team members, from
Germany hand cycling 403
miles.


Lake Placid Chamber 5K

Run/Walk Results


Start of a Devil dynasty?










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smme d, "ith had never been
dtye oe. He thes Ofliised
Sth7ird in the Sarirt Cup race.
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wi the first tIwo races of a sea
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t.ot 10o55. ni ' . r: ch 1.
l.at rweekh M orir mise-

q.jia Thi 24m n m i iason7,
6s.O in rf tana, Ca f,, and )eaw
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tb Drewi Hlikfrdertfe wrn,


tie race on p * cad before a
w rt of'n ,iip 216s, af.al
Kensetn was asle to bhod off
off Go'iore, Acs ewuth, �i j-
camrie The -t *tdiwer simce Go,
an.i p'T" I($ Air!n {h4 firsi
two faces of a season. Are
[i tlhI,tryirpg ivii inhriW
AWCAH rawes oni Me sarte
w?.kerd. had o to setle fol
tird. are oirre s randier,
G-e. B"r- , sMir-de.rI ctd . if-
r; ccs hirsetf a shat at wti.
I I fing . ' wn ib crya skioed
cmai na, ' hsre on pt road. 1
Lkrf'. kiww how I'm giV g Eto
rfl. *r *-* -.]' xaid S firtlow o
ri'ed fourti. 'n justt sick
t i-iy ritaTa.Th,' Kanriet, Wo
w'I uor V'ie Itt' imee *in NS'ca-
rer. J two-ortwoi after gn
rtirouih the 20,38 , som wn-
le"ss,.


Natdoualdd
I R�an: Sam' Towo 3050
* Whutm LUs. Vega M oto
Speamw .115 Awk200o
.I-- ." .: m les..
*WL 0. ,r",. ...* .b, 28.
* Last orw's wkwwer MAwk
ortin, CNe>rotit,
* Quaflig Qoit* Drlit
V t . . ll, h - ',l-. I 1 ".' "
MrAN. Ma� g 1,.20I8.
iitma msokl Inr Hu'-."e,
Ford. 135.118 o . h, (arvh1
4, :'': .'-
* Ltat week K)le Busaht
r"nirated the Giatl t e$ oth
ers 300, i r g the i
svltS pC"tsr liad anid L)O-
:),i-� i-.,- first NASCAR
mivea ee.r mo winri wa Iw aicr-
toiurihtserie victodit in-
-he searre day,


Canblg World Trucks
p Ra Anwer.e C narmer-
cial Liees 200
lWt Ailhwlardl Molor
4-[--kMv-T. Haiptsr.,Ga.
11.�.4 T ;. 130 lansf,00.
miles.
0 Whn Sattu'day. Mw ch i.
I luit year'u wirwr ".
aLtch, f'y.ta.
i qual ftig won: 41ick
Crandord, Farrd, .-i:' ,* .
mrph., Aich 17, 20C6.
SRae mecoiut Hcn Hrnra-
tdry J., Clewtle,.142.424
rmph, argh 18, ?!DX'6.
SbLat wk ; -; - Bttch led
nimcss e0Wy- lAp in tAerly
J:.rr. ri al l!,L ie Sant
He r -r.w-inc '.. i.r .'1 at
AJl: Clul.1 5Fp-lPedfc
8u 'i's i.r ge linish im
Viree weevid iau? ewas
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ELLIOTT SADLER


SPRINT CUP


No. 19 BEST BUY/STANLEY DODGE


kft Cfialk l" 4SAi% Ms W"kN ;
BliUtt Sadler, drw of the No, 19 Bod for WRchad Petty Motorsport. came amy from Daytoea with a top-~fv fintli d after tom races
sits 1Ih I the Sprint Cup polits.,





Early, But Looking Good



Things on the up for Sadler and company at RPM


By Monte Dutton
N.i:AMW ' This WW'.-,k
It's alill ly, of c Irse, hut Ell' r
,. and im;:.:

Ntr ':id for i driVcr A Who Wit slip-
pescdly out of a job,
[lurIT th.- i It rt'!i i.n, wh 1 cI G rgc..
and renamed his operation RiLhaIrd
P..it l Motorspor)il. &,, !l.r was appar.

ii . by A.J Al,'] i.lii,:- The.r 3
year-old TWdlrC who bus thrlree career
vicltores iind rn d thc ehi : ' n]i'." 3 2V,14,
inilu ilt egit idadkion and ktpt his job,
Al'lrrc-nir. ir Is now driving the
No. 44 Dodge, though the team will
inha l todeire "..i itiin - i t hi p
lin order for I*lea-tnaa io continue be-


),..1i the early races,
Sadly r, , riative *if tijpipVia, VYa,
said ht has no hard feeling. The inc.i-
dent cr-rlainly Jidn'r hindrr his per-
formance in the Daytonia FO', where
be finished Frifh and led until shortly
before rain brcughl the season .pqRncr
to a p irnaiur' ending.
"'We got off to a great start," said
;,idlr-r "An time you e, to Daytona
and finish m the top fivt youth feel like
you're ahead otf the n;ire anid have
softe emomentuim , in i no the se--
old race,
It's definitely g..,.d for your men-
tality. It's dcfinieL'y good for your
race teani."
Sadler I inifhed 25th in the season's
second race at Auto Club Speedway.
-We sTill have a lot of work to do,


he said. "We need to aat stoiir a
race tefm, TiT aItwmtfCliirii I[) ,-:
needs to get slroTivEr We all need to
br strrrnurr
Have wec closed that gap? I don't
know. It's still too early to tell.... We
feel like we've closed the gap a little
bit."
In CaIlif.irrn.,. SaiJI Er drew 'ome at-
teiltitio when asked about Auto Club
Speedway's I'uiii;l.l! - pr ibleins
"We just have to do a better .ib o f
cetiini! fans to this particular race
rackk" be said *If I had :inhing ito
do with this track, I would go to every
sinlce middle school within 50 miles
oF *hiM place and give away free tick-
els. Whit's the eJiFff; n.:cL in an empty
seat arid a Free ticket? You might sell
a COca-Cola i 11 it ii)n the stsandl."


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;er i-^-Jl IsDg lc *iiti n i Vi -
O i n *r� . Ir , I i .: ) ': ar. riecke l
conidglAt criftii~am fii iL His. t. h
tlirm riaw, 'm s if it8Uh, was one of
mntr imoeart victims anid wat vn-
w"t. 1let 0 ygrceas ha bygptres a
weik water. "Tte fa(t of ti ia ttie'
WaS Ihat '" -I-. ,. ,mA-. r.':-,i a 3bao
day var pil , . ' -;F'-j' .- :'. ar-j,
made it worse ror a itodt cote Ago.
NASCAR ThI Weak's Moht Dutfan
km hM td'w *i wael at pa roud o-
rnist for 4.twr mi ari 4rt Vifterj,
Pltvrty of diwterts haie nisteaks.
ISP wws a big a~,, buth s hra' no
need to drag it O " tAore irm.


D, ayto, do, m ,t y 9 mnuci
Only rc dfiOer, JiAMI Jo vsion,
ihas wonrIthe anow) Sprit ouP diarl -
n-r. >n.ke1 '1', Ir T-. ' winr of
ea*|oo seand f a. MMet Kefrnath
,aaorna tA f(wi� dnri twti Mg
drot., odori irit arI Do wrIl thi
'thaMinlatiip 0 1J997T

Truck Series Trivia


1. Who wwn the fst champmnshvp in
inti t is row (r c. ng "" t4 ci.
Truck Series?
2, Wat tw d riws h3$wonit tree
totrk champicrinipW'?
3, WY vwol INoIsfet pcsmts rsw
h TruC* Series history?
4, What. Tfho' Smm'iee.f d 9 ve won
a record six corsecutw pe'es?
5, Who Ixoe the It*Rk Sik s reweeo
for most Victories i a season'?
1. Who we t1iw fow driver o 10hav
crrpeted in ^r: - Series ?aes part
the .age of w?
7. What Truck Se'les drrier won faur
?igh1 ra5e8 6< Tues Mctor
Speediy2
B, Who has it N*ghest wir�hg ear
zentW~ it-, uck Serie istvrV?
. Wlho woIN T108"1 IIfI nkeh In
sTruck Series isttcry?
1,'le ow gsi5 th) irt
19, W1S WoW ^s t *Wotenmost
Track Series races?
I1, Wtans ttw husettwfir 1ast9
Iiv-ars Ohio 250,n Mansheld, Ohto?
1, Hfw m'qoy�ftdiver. worxiae 'if
the 'rr* Series ast ear?



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"h'""- "Second race more important than Daytona?
Matt tKesell' is
nt ir- . tw
re, sw By Mot.e Dntto~ CMTT -I t_,r-777XT ili who have wonl hrhIpi.,p-'hii,. ra tive r 1241h of what ended up be
crewche f, Drew NASCA ., ', . and Teay Ste art in". ~number only Gordon in 19 97 "ThlJ iq where you're going tt 152-lap Daytona 50a, may
1:1,- . .. 1. 1Ih as the 1 Cup race nd.hnu . Jo qtson hi. - *ni See hIl> V-:rl : yri. Ir wif c.rew i9, cnst Kyle Busch a victor
is S-.,-,, The Aualt, ;IL AutoI'" 'b l phi w ai thf Joe UtIt's Victories bowR O Whd your relitiOnship is h IHI L to fr ,
-even In Sameni .run at A eule l.'ln; pri-. , am' -tra -hAq. l fig*, . . .I "


SWho' mit -A
�ar eijne kept
Fole 9erntisrdi
.relirn.j... A
(T-.-VIW 'isNetahk
cot Greg Bifflei
a etwt at a wir


EMMlUMT


xas the iJ.i i 5 O i! tersj I f
interest :1i pi l ":'*1- .. butl r I- l
results inll. l: it,_ ,1 l ui. ', be
more crucial in terms of an
early-seas on ,-,ji. cn the
Sprint Cup balance cf lowcr.
Only one Daytona .500 winner
has gone an to win the champi-
$'ie i suMie 199'. Liui l'. tll
la t i.e lie tl "r. i, , l h. July win-
fter at r:,ir il; hai w il tie
r'nm pin rhip Ihi. lrn. tim s Jiff
4.iL-rdi n in \i IY -, Rl| h trrfU in


or to 20K) SpeEdJ.ray. This is an
il'*i i-rl-.!ie track by -.fini
ti I ob - iiml hil caitburetr ct-
stricter plates aren't in use. By
that measure, such tracks ac-
count for 47.2 percent ef the
schedule.
As far as this track specifical-
ly is concerned, though, the
Fontana, Cal if., track hasn't pro-
duced any more c hampirons
from its victory' lane tha t Day.
trin, The. C ifornia winners


were in I ose. tsons .ir I,
race.
On the other hand, Johnson
and Carl Edwards were 1-2 in
the Chase standings last year,
and they won the two Fontana
500-nilers in 'fO.
"] thinkk the season i.~a.ly
starts bere," said Edwards,
Daytona is such a huge event
and it's a di['Lfent type of rac-
iug ithan we're going to race the
rest of the Sason, and it kind of
stands alone, literally and figu-


1i| )� V .i Y 1it- [Icrew lC 1 31 i T J It l]r
n kinverrinm you've been work-
ing on works, and the thinus
that work here are gi ing to ap-
ply at a lot of race tracks ....
We're racing now. W'-'ri going
to be doing the same thing week
after week for 34 or 35 more
weeks"



Not much forgiveness - The
crash, which occurred on the


ing a
have
Y, He
Pand


forget so easily.
I still stick by my words," he
said. "It was an unfortunate
mistake by a :rl iRi- guys, The
fact of 11ii matter was that one
guy ' :is lir, ing a iad day on pii
road i Eirih:rdi. made it worse
for a lot of other people,
It's part of rBsinp. and that's
just the way it is. It's not easy,
and if anybody could do it, then
we would all be doing it, so you
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News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


County offers free
diabetes group
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Health
Department Closing the Gap
Diabetes Program offers a
free Diabetes Support
Group. The next meeting
will feature Dr. Joni Jones,
podiatric physician and sur-
geon of the foot, discussing
"Foot Care and Diabetes."
The support group will
meet from 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18 at the
Health Department, 7205 S.
George Blvd. Bring diabetes
success stories, challenges
and questions for an hour of
information and support. For
more information, contact
Claire Hurd at 382-7305.

Special meeting set
for Low Vision
Information Group
SEBRING - A special
meeting has been arranged
for the Low Vision
Information Group to meet
at noon Wednesday, March 4
in the clubhouse at the
Sebring Village Mobile
Home Park on Schumacher
Road. Lunch will be avail-
able for purchase before the
meeting.
Featured speaker is Dr.
Rulex Ganthier, director of
the Highlands Eye Institute.
The doctor's topic will be
"Treatment Strategies for
Macular Degeneration and
Diabetic Retinopathy 2009."
Ganthier is the first resident
retinal specialist of
Highlands County. He is also
the first to perform pars
plana vitrectomy surgery
(retina surgery) and retinal
laser surgery in Highlands
County.
This is the last meeting of
the series of lectures for this
season. The group will
resume meetings in the fall.
Call 471-0052 or 385-1196;
e-mail halloinc@embarq
mail.corn or write
H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082,
Sebring, FL 33872.

Free diabetes classes
held in county
SEBRING - The
Highlands County Health
Department, in conjunction
with the Office of Minority
Health, is offering Diabetes
Self-Management Education
(DSME) classes as part of
the Closing the Gap
Program. This program
serves Highlands County
residents, especially those
with diabetes who experi-
ence economic, racial and
ethnic disparities in health
care. These classes are free
of charge and are open to
any community member.
Classes in English are
scheduled from 5:30-8:30
p.m. March 9-11 at the
Highlands County Health
Department. Enrollment is
limited and registration is
required. Classes are also
offered in Spanish, and at
locations in Avon Park and
Lake Placid. Call Claire
Hurd at the Closing the Gap
Program, at 382-7305.

Special outing set
for the Traumatic
Brain Injury Group
SEBRING - A special out-
ing has been arranged for the
Traumatic Brain Injury
"New Beginnings Group" to
ride the tram at Highlands
Hammock State Park on
their regular meeting day, 11
a.m. Thursday, March 5. All
those in the group, their
family members and friends
are invited to go. Everyone
will meet at the Ranger's
Station at 10:45 a.m.
Planners need to know how
many are coming so R.S.V.P.
to HALLO at 385-1196.
After the tour, members


and guests will eat together,
so bring brown bag lunches
to enjoy. Any lawn games
are welcome.
The Traumatic Brain
Injury Group is sponsored
by Handicapped Americans
Love of Life Organization.
For other information call at


385-1196; e-mail hal-
loinc@embarqmail.com or
write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O.
Box 7082, Sebring, FL
33872

MS Support Group
meets March 10
SEBRING - The
Multiple Sclerosis Support
Group meets at 7 p.m. on
the second Tuesday of each
month at Highlands
Regional Medical Center in
Sebring. The next meeting is
scheduled for March 10. The
meeting will be held on the
second floor classroom.
Friends and family are wel-
come.
For more information,
contact Janet Turvey at 465-
3138 or David at 446-2153.

Ace Homecare offers
mini health
programs
LORIDA - Ace Homecare
community outreach calen-
dar includes:
* Today - Mini Health
Program at 8 a.m. at Palm
Estates, U.S. 98 in Lorida.
Topic: Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease.
* Thursday - Mini
Health Program at 8 a.m. at
Mallard Mobile Park, U.S.
98 in Lorida.

Free health fair set
for Monday
SEBRING - A free
health fair will be held from
8-11 a.m. Monday at Faith
Lutheran Church, 2740
Lakeview Drive.
Have your eyes checked
for glaucoma, blood sugar
level checked, blood pres-
sure checked, memory tested
and much more free. Have
your cholesterol checked for
only $20. Register early for .
this by calling 385-1234.
Instructions will be provided
at the time you register.
Snacks will be provided
free if you have lab work
completed. Visit with local
businesses and vendors
about their services or prod-
ucts.

Telephones for
people with hearing
or speech loss
SEBRING - On
Thursday, Hearing Impaired
Persons will be in the con-
ference room at Nu-Hope of
Highlands County in
Sebring, 6414 U.S. 27. South,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to
distribute amplified tele-
phones to Florida residents
who have a hearing or
speech loss. Call (941) 743-
8347 for an appointment.
Appointments are requested.
Hearing Impaired Persons
is a regional distribution
center for Florida
Telecommunications Relay
Inc.


Dear Pharmacist: I am
very afraid of getting can-
cer because it runs in my
family. The stress makes me
vigilant about eating right,
I'm a vegan and I take
medicinal mushrooms and
vitamin C every day. Am I
on the right track?
- VD., Salt Lake
City, Utah
Answer: Yes, and your
fear is understandable. An
estimated 1.5 million peo-
ple heard the word "cancer"
as a diagnosis in 2008. With
cancer, you have to be
mindful of the "free radi-
cals" in your body. You
want as few as possible.
Free radicals are molecules
that damage innocent cells.
They are normally neutral-
ized in a healthy body. But
if you smoke, expose your-
self to pesticides, sun dam-
age, pollution, maintain a
poor diet, or eat artificial
sweeteners and preserva-
tives, you severely reduce
your body's defenses
against those free radicals
that cause oxidativee" dam-
age. Guess what neutralizes
it? The "anti" oxidant, of
course, such as vitamins A,


Dear Pharmacist
Suzy Cohen
C, E, D, selenium and
ubiquinol.
Free radicals trigger the
release of bad chemicals in
your body such as IGF-1,
IL6, C-reactive protein,
homocysteine, and TNF-a.
These chemicals increase
pain, inflammation and the
growth of cancer. Foods
that increase inflammatory
chemicals include processed
meats (like hot dogs), red
meat and eggs, which are
high in arachidonic acid,
dairy protein (casein) and
wheat protein (gluten).
Recently, a study in the
Annals of Internal Medicine
concluded that meat and
dairy increase levels of
IGF-1 by 15 percent, and
IGF-1 fuels prostate cancer.
If you cut down on foods
that trigger immune reac-


tions and eat more organic
fruits and vegetables you
can improve immune func-
tion. There are also natural
supplements and foods that
increase vitality, energy and
immune function. These
include rosemary, broccoli,
olives, ground flaxseed,
probiotics, cat's claw, cur-
cumin, omega 3 fatty acids,
ginger, N-acetylcysteine,
spirulina and'finally, clini-
cally tested brands of modi-
fied citrus pectin (MCP).
Anecdotal evidence sug-
gests some ingredients in
Essiac supplements can
strengthen the immune sys-
tem too.
I've also grown fond of
"organic germanium"
because this dietary supple-
ment is a strong immune
booster that sweeps away
free radicals and floods
your cells with oxygen.
That's important because
cancer growth is' interrupted
by oxygen. A number of
clinical trials support the
role of organic germanium
(Ge-132) for cancer preven-
tion because it increases T-
cells, B-lymphocytes and
natural killer cells - think


"sheriff" kind of killer cell.
Germanium may help with
depression, fatigue and
heavy metal poisoning.
Always talk with your
oncologist about introduc--
ing new supplements.
At home, I make "anti-
everything tea." I heat 2
cups of water with some
sprigs of fresh parsley, dan-
delion, cilantro, rosemary,
cinnamon spice and a tea-
spoonful of fresh grated
ginger; add half a teaspodn-
ful of match or dried blue-
berry loose leaf tea. Steep
for 3 minutes and sweeten
with stevia or agave syrup.

Did You Know?
Grapeseed oil is an excel-
lent alternative to olive oil,
especially in salads, or
when cooking at high tem-
peratures.

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


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BOWLING GREEN
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Community College's
Corporate and Continuing
Education Department is
offering state certified New
Miner Training and Annual
Miner Refresher Training
classes this spring. These
Miner's Health and Safety
Administration (MSHA)
compliant classes will meet
at the SFCC Hardee
Campus, 2968 U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green.
New Miner Training, a
three-day class, meets from


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-
Sunday, March 13-15, April
17-19, and May 15-17. The
cost is $95.
Annual Miner Refresher
Training, a one-day class,
meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, April
18, and May 16. The cost is
$55.
Call Lorrie Key, coordi-
nator, SFCC Corporate and
Continuing Education at
784-7033 or 784-7034 or
register online at
www.southflorida.edu,
click on PAWS and apply
for admission.


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CELEBRATIONS-


Ted and Janice Shoemaker on their wedding day, Feb. 26,
1948.


Ted and Janice
Shoemaker
Ted and Janice Shoemaker
will be married 60 years on
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009.
They were married at the
Brethren Church on Pine
Street on Feb 26, 1949. Ted
was a member of the Sebring
Jaycees and is still a member
of the Sebring Elks Club.
Janice worked . with the
American Red Cross as a
Gray Lady in the schools and
during the 12 Hours of
Sebring and with the Junior


Woman's Club. The couple
own Shoemaker Plumbing.
They have three children,
Oliver of Jacksonville,
Lawrence of Sebring and
Celeste Mabe, also of
Sebring. They also have four
grandchildren - . Thomas,
Paula, Oliver S. and James -
and nine great-grandchil-


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Ted and Janice Shoemaker will celebrate their 60th wed-
ding anniversary on Thursday.


News-Sun * Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Janetta Binger
Jillian Weeks and
Dustin Binger of Sebring
announce the birth of a
daughter, Janetta Katelyn
Ann, at 5:42 p.m. on Feb.
15, 2009 at Florida
Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Janetta weighed 7
pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and
measured 19 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are Regina Moore and
Oscar Moore of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents
are Terry Binger and
Gary Binger of Sebring.

Jamari Walker
Bridgett Morgan and
Jermaine Walker of
Sebring announce the
birth of a son, Jamari
Marquas, at 4:47 a.m. on
Feb. 13, 2009 at Florida
Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Jamari weighed 6
pounds, 6 ounces and
measured 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandparents
are James and Shirley
Walker of Avon Park.
Paternal grandmother
is Gretchen Walker of
Tallahassee.

CELEBRATIONS GUIDE-
LINES: The News-Sun pub-
lishes announcements
about anniversaries,
births, engagements and.
..weddings and military news
on Wednesday on the
Celebrations page.
Photos are accepted and
are returned when accom-
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stamped envelope.
The submission deadline
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


Fashionable preparations


Courtesy photo
Pat Tyler (second from left), chairman, and members of her committee - Sandi Pelski
(far left), ticket chairman Jane Boyer and Vicki Grant (far right) - are busy putting.
together posters for the Fashion Show to be held on March .14 at the Elks Club on
County Road 621. Lake Placid. 'A Day of Health, Beauty, and Fashion,' the Lake Placid
Ladies of the Elks 2661 cordially invite the public to join them starting at 11 a.m.
March 14. Tickets are $18 and available at the Elks Lounge or call Joan Boyer at 465-
9343.


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Calusa District Scouts
SEBRING - The Calusa District Annual
Rendezvous was held Feb. 6-8 at Hardee
Lakes Park North of Wauchula and was well
attended. There were Boy Scouts, Cub
Scouts, and Adventure Crews in attendance.
The Boy Scouts and Adventure Crews
camped out both nights.
There were several different competitive
events. for the Boy Scouts, including a
Dutch oven cooking contest. Their camp-
sites were judged as well as their gateways
and patrol flags.
The Cub Scouts enjoyed many fun-filled
learning activities , including a nature hike,
on Saturday. Saturday night featured anoth-
er fantastic campfire program.

Sebring Country Estates Civic
Association Inc.
SEBRING - The Sebring Country
Estates Civic Association Inc. held the
annual election of officers meeting at 7 p.m.
Jan. 8 at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix
Drive. The following officers were elected:


president, Conda Ruckman; vice-president,
Scott Maxon; secretary, Ruth Dray; treasur-
er, Louise Crum; trustees, Eric Lynch, Dale
Rice, Glenn Robinson and Jerry Williard.
The January carry-in dinner was held on
Jan. 22 and the board members met after-
wards. The February business meeting was
scheduled for and held Feb. 12. The associ-
ation's constitution and bylaws were
reviewed and approved by members pres-
ent. It was announced that entertainment
will be provided at Thursday's carry-in din-
ner starting at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. All
residents of Sebring Country Estates and the
Grand Prix Heights subdivision are invited
to attend and new members are welcome.
The association holds its monthly busi-
ness meeting the second Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m., a carry-in dinner every
fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. and the ladies
play cards every Thursday at, 12:30 p.m.
Annual membership dues are only $10 per
person and may be paid at any meeting or
carry-in dinner. The mission of the associa-
tion is to preserve our neighborhood and to
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Continued from page 6B
find ways of improving it.
The clubhouse is. also
available for rentals to the
public for special events. For
more information on rentals,
call 385-9109.

Sebring Optimist
Club
SEBRING - In spite of
the economic gloom and the
funding cuts in public
schools, local students are
doing this community proud
with their achievements, both
in academics and sports.
Avon Park, Lake Placid
and Sebring won both local
and district championships in
wrestling, weight lifting and
basketball and placed well in
state competition. With cuts
in transportation and travel
funding, the students and
family had to work hard to
gain support for those trips.
Although the news reports
note an increase in student
truancy and other violations
along with that decrease in
funding, some 40 civic and
government agencies are
working harder to serve the
needs of the youth. The sher-
iff's department, Highlands
County Coalition on
Substance Abuse (Drug Free
Highlands), Boys, & Girls


Club, Big Brothers & Sisters,
RSVP/Highlands County
Mentor/Tutor Program and
Take Stock in Children are a
few that can be noted here.
Their members and volun-
teers have done an excellent
job in stemming the increase
of troubled students.

TOPS FL 632, Lake
Josephine
SEBRING - There were
47 members present and we
had some very good losses
this week. The best loser of
the week was Carol Boshart.
Yes and no foods during
the following week: Yes to
salads and apples each three
times each and no-no is pota-
to chips. Margaret Gause's
name was drawn for the trav-
el gift, Jane Watford took a
wrapper off the mystery gift
and Marilyn Yates won the
raffle.
After the business meeting,
Janet Allwood presented the
program, "Do You Have a
Sweet Tooth?" She told
about all the ','natural" sugars
contained in many of the
foods, plus fructose and lac-
tose, which are "hidden" sug-
ars added to foods. Be aware
of all the different names
sugar is defined as and limit
the sugars consumed. Eating
processed foods without


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. Courtesy photo
Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Avon Park and visiting dignitaries that met recently at
the Lake Sebring Tea Room: Marva Jensen, Peggy Hogarth, Norma Trilla from California,
current USA president; Suzanne Sadofsky from New York; UN Representative, Marcia
Longman; Jody Griffing; Louise Sauls; Fran Beers. In the back: Martine Routler, a new
member from France and Patti Crawford. Not pictured: Betty Francisco and Joyce Gordon.


Inner

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AVON PARK - Inner
Wheel members from
District 696 met at the Lake
Sebring Tea Room recently to
celebrate the 23rd birthday of
the establishment of Inner
Wheel USA. International
Inner Wheel was founded in
1924 in Manchester, England
and now has chapters in more
than 100 locations worldwide
and boasts a membership of
over 100,000.
District 696 has Inner
Wheel Clubs in Haines City,
Fort Myers, St. Thomas
USVI and Avon Park. Most
members have a connection
to a Rotary Club.
Inner Wheel USA supports
a foundation that helps chil-
dren who need artificial arms
or hands. The local club also
raises funds for South Florida
Community College nursing
students. They will be tour-
ing the SFCC nurses' training
facility later this month.


Courtesy photo
Three generations of the McKinney
Family - Wanda McKinney, Dawn
and Theresa - are members of
Highlands County Branch of The
American Association of University.


Betty Tucker, District 696 chairman from Haines City,
holds the birthday cake for Inner Wheel USA's 23rd birth-
day celebration held at the Lake Sebring Tea Room.


McKinneys take part in AAUW
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The Highlands County Branch of
The American Association of University Women has
three generations of the McKinney Family among
its membership.
Wanda McKinney is a past president of the
branch, her granddaughter Dawn is the branch man-
ager and daughter Theresa is the vice president-
elect. The organization welcomes graduates of asso-
ciate and bachelor degree university programs.
Meetings are held the third Saturday of October
through April at 10 a.m. in the meeting room at 2127
U.S. 27 N. in Sebring. Call 452-2493.


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID - Toby's
Clown Alley" president
Sandy "Giggles" Pelski
received her Past President's
Plaque as she handed the
gavel to president-elect Sue
"Petals" Shillady at the
February meeting..She has a
fine new class of 15 clowns
just graduated from Toby's
Clown Foundation. They
will perforrh for the Alley at
the March meeting.
"Petals" is already busy
assigning a mentor to each
of the new clowns.
The activities chairman,
Larry "Snuffy" Smith, will
sign them up for the various
requests for clowns from
around the county.
Thanks go to Dave Hill
for his class and Jim
Gorgan's class at this
month's Alley meeting.


Courtesy photo
Toby's Clown Alley president Sandy "Giggles" Pelski
(right) received her Past President's Plaque as she hand-
ed the gavel to president-elect Sue "Petals" Shillady at
the February meeting.


The newest graduating
clowns worked hard for
their diplomas. They are:
Joseph "Joey" Bueche,
Kathleen "FooFie" Bueche,
Shirley "Taz" Bolser,
Donald "Boots" Burton,
Kathleen "Twinkle-Toes"
Crabtree, Lois "Sew-So"
Crabtree, Roger "SirenSam"


Free, Frank "Happy" Giresi,
Marcella "Mollee-Dollee"
Giresi, Nancy "Melody"
Ludwig, Judy "Betsy"
Montgomery, Herb "Buddy"
Montgomery, Teddy
"Dusty" Quinton, Ray
"Noodles" Smoot, Angilo
"RockBilly Angie"
Verberame.


Courtesy photo
Fifteen new clowns have graduated from Toby's Clown Alley and will soon be making
people laugh all over Highlands County.

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more than two cups of sugar
per day, or 1,365 calories.
* TOPS Club 632 meets
every Monday at First Baptist
Church of Lake Josephine.
Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m.
and ends at 3:20 p.m. and the
meeting begins at 3:30 p.m.
for approximately one hour.
For more information, con-
tact Judy O'Boyle at 840-
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TOPS FL 733
SEBRING - TOPS FL
733 met at Highlands Ridge
on Feb. 20. The meeting was
called to order at 8 a.m.
Pledges were recited. Roll
call was taken, with 20 mem-
bers weighing-in resulting in
a net loss of 9 3/4 pounds.
The best loser for the week
was Nancy Ruble. Lucill'e
Ferrigan presented a program
based on Dr. Oz's book, "You
on a Diet."
The club welcomed 'new
members Wilda Grotjohan
and Pat Yirsa. Everyone
started a new contest entitled
"12 Hours of TOPS Race,"
which will end March 27.
The weekly focus: No cook-
ies this week.
For a free visit or to join,.
call leader Carol Mitchell at
385-8723.


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FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS


Sebring
Recreation Club
By Chapman Chamber/in
SEBRING - Good news
is that so many have found
the recreation club. Zumba is
the latest that found us. What
is Zumba besides the best
party in town? You can find
out by being at 333
Pomegranate Ave. at 5:30
p.m. Tuesday or Thursday. I
have been told that those who
follow Zumba are all young
or at least young at heart.
As of Feb. 11 our league
standings are as follows:
First place with 30 wins are
the Nifty Fifties (Capt. Stan
McCormack); second place
with 29 wins are the
Alleygators (Capt. Floyann
Frey); third place with 27
wins are the Silver Foxes
(Capt. Max Tate); and fourth
place with 21 wins are the
Sharp Shooters (Capt. Frank
Reynen).
Clarence Wright and
Floyann Frey were the only
winners Feb. 12 at Winter
Haven from our club. 88
players competed at the
Winter Haven tournament
and only two winners from
Sebring. I do not know how
rpany registered out of the 88
from our club.
March 5 is getting closer
al1 the time and the park tour-
niament is almost upon us.
Get your team together and
cbme to an ice cream shuffle
for practice and just plain
fan. The cost is 25 cents and
there are no losers, for all
win ice cream at the end of
three games. Good sport,
good group and good ice
cream. If all the parks
bought their players to a
Saturday ice cream shuffle
ald club members invited a
guest, John Bushee would
have the 144 players needed
f6r 36 courts. John said today
that he wished we would
"bring them on."
Being late with this letter
you are n6w going to get cur-
rent winners and league
standings. Only 12 points


Generations come together


Courtesy photo
Four generations of the Thorpe family gathered recently in Sun 'N Lakes following a visit by
family from Niagara Falls, N.Y. Great-grandmother is Carol Thorpe, the grandmother is
Susan Udy, the mother is Tanya Fura, and the baby is Lauren Fura. Mrs. Thorpe has lived
in Sebring for 15 years.


separate the league first to
last place. It can be any team
that will end in first place.
Silver Foxes captain Max
Tate is alone in first place.
Team No. 4 Alleygators cap-
tain Floyann Frey and Team
No. 5 Nifty Fifties captain
Stan McCormack are now
tied with 32 points each for
second place. Team No. 2 the
Drifters are now in third with
27 points. Team No. 7 Sharp
Shooters captain Frank
Reynen with 25 points. Team
No. 1 All Stars captain
Dorothy Boonen 24 points.
Team No. 6 Wednesday
Wonders captain John
Bushee 22 points. Team No.
3 Disk Jockeys Captain Ruth
Tate with 21 points. This was
the way you stand as of Feb.
18 at day's end.
Forty-seven teams made
ready to do battle on the
courts today Feb. 19 at
Sebring. Ed Straub started
the day; Lowell Jones gave a
beautiful prayer followed by
the Pledge of Allegiance to
our flag. Larry Brown spoke
and he also reminded us of
the new tournament players


that were in their first tourna-
ment. Eva Edwards started
her day off on a winning note
with the 50/50. Eva has such
a nice smile and we all saw it
this morning when she won.
Bill and Joyce Kaleita were
in the process of making soup
the first thing in the morning.
Janice Patterson and Patty
Boswell were also in the
kitchen getting lunch ready.
Gary Holloway, Hamp
Hardy, Jim Mondry and
helped get the courts ready.
Ed SVraub and John Bushee
set up the inside as well as
the outside.
George Kisel gave the club
a laptop, for club use. George
gives so much of himself to
the club as treasurer. His
books are always up-to-date
and also correct at all times.
He is one of your club gems
that goes unnoticed much of
the time.
Line dancing, card play-
ing, bingo and ping-pong are
all found among the many
nice people at 333
Pomegranate Ave., behind
the police station. The new
Ladies social club meets at


MORE CLUB NEWS


GFWC

Woman's

Club meet

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring
met Feb. 9 at the club. The
Conservation Department
was the host; Betty Podmore
and Lin Weniger were co-
chairs. The members and
guests were welcomed by
president Lois Bechtold;
Betty McCleary gave the
chaplain's devotions. Mary
Brenner led in ,the singing of
"God Bless America" and
was accompanied on the
piano by Verna Hall. Lin
Weniger led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the flag.
A delicious covered dish
luncheon was provided by
the members. The table deco-
rations were in the red heart
theme for Valentine's Day,


Courtesy photo
Mary Brenner led 'God Bless America' and was accompa-
nied on the piano by Verna Hall at the GFWC Woman's
Club meeting earlier this month.


and members were asked to
wear red in recognition of
Heart Health Awareness
Month. A new member,
Joanna Wright, was wel-
comed into the club.
The Safe House and
Adopt-A-Family projects
received generous donations
from members. A successful


spaghetti dinner took place
Jan. 28; a chili dinner will be
held on Saturday, March 14.
Visitors are invited to join
the monthly meetings held
the second Monday of each
month, October through May.
Call 385-4436 for additional
membership information.


Sebring Elks visit Umatilla


Courtesy photo
Sebring Elks 1529 attended the state quarterly meeting in Umatilla. The meeting was held
at the Elks Youth Camp giving the Sebring attendees a chance to visit the place they work
so hard to maintain. Also in attendance was the Grand Exalted Ruler Paul Helsel.
Members attending included Alan and Angie Warchak, Philomeno Greco, Edna Myatt, Joan
Roth, Pauline Rose, Jim Mortensen, Betty Rochelle, Edie Kale, Larry Wedman, Kay Kellly,
Ronna Mason, Carl Rochelle, Jim Mason, Bob Lewis and Vern Reid.


the same address. Ping-pong
players want more people
either gender and they may
even help you improve on
your game. Ed Straub wants
you to call him today at 386-
0245 with good ideas for
your club. It is what you
make it to be, no more or
less.


Tropical Harbor
By Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID -
Marilou Goodson of
Princeton, Ind., a long-time
resident of Tropical Harbor,
had a wonderful two weeks
visiting every one in Tropical
Harbor, Memorial Methodist
Church and Manna.'
Thanks go out to Susan
Spurlock and Judy VanCamp
for hosting Monday Coed
coffee on Feb. 16. Thanks go
out to Donna VanDenbergh
who emceed. We enjoyed
doughnuts with our coffee
donated by Sky Med. We
enjoyed the many stories told


by Donna.
We welcomed guests:
Captain Tony Pritchett and
family who are visiting par-
ents Burt and Ronnie
Pritchett; Barbara, daughter
of Doris Bierstine, visiting
from Pittsburgh; Al and Sue
visiting from Charlotte, N.C.;
and Jerri of Kalamazoo,
Mich., Rosie Witten's sister.
George Susco, park man-
ager, suggested we not cut
back our damaged plants
until March and to give them
plenty of water.
Please wear name tags at
coffees. They can be ordered
from Lena Chapman.
Carol Noel, Sunshine
chairman, announced there is
a care card to sign for Millie
Verbarg.
Bob Clouston announced
Sister Shirley is in need of a
portable refrigerator for her
car. Call her at 465-0602 if
you can help.
Birthday and Anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang
Happy Birthday to Rita
Anderson, Elaine Wiseman
and Rem Hunnewell. We
sang Happy Anniversary to
Charlie and Eunice Brown,
22 years, and to John and
Shirley Woodruff who have
been married 61 years.
Thanks go out to Virginia
Tharp for accompanying us
on the piano.
The Military Support
Committee served a delicious
meal to 230 residents and
guests on Feb. 15. Their next
soup and sandwich meal is
planned for Sunday, March 8.
Dart league continues at
the clubhouse on Tuesdays at
1 p.m. More members are
needed. Come on down and
join the fun.
The next carry-in dinner
will be held on Thursday,
Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Sky Med
is providing the ham and any-
one coming is asked to bring
a dish to share and their table
service and a $1 donation to
cover paper products and
beverages.


The next dance will be
held on Saturday, Feb. 28
with a country western
theme. Tickets are available
at coffees or from dance
committee members for a
donation of $5.
Bible study continues at
the clubhouse on Thursdays
but the time has been
changed to start at 9:45 a.m.
Dave Bailie announced the
Computer Club is holding its
annual chili dinner and enter-
tainment on Thursday, March
5. Tickets will be available
for a donation of $6 at cof-
fees and from computer club
members.
Wendy Hagg announced
the Tropical Harbor
Homeowners Association is
planning a traditional St.
Patrick's Day Dinner to be
held at the clubhouse on
Sunday, March 15. Tickets
will be available at coffees
for a donation of $6.
Tuesday Ladies coffee was
emceed by Marilyn Cromer
and she also made the coffee.
There were 14 Tropical
Harbor Ladies present. Carol
Noel announced there is a
card to sign for Millie
Verbarg. She also announced
that former resident Jerry
Powell passed away and also
Louis Wackershauser's
brother passed away in
Wisconsin. We need volun-
teers for the March
Committee. If you have not
served on a committee it
involves decorating the club-
house for the month, Tuesday
Ladies Coffees, the salad
bar/potluck luncheon on the
second Tuesday of the month
and planning and working on
the carry-in dinner on the last
Thursday of the month. It is a
great way to meet new people
and make friends
If you are able to volunteer
two hours on a Saturday
morning to help the residents
of the Lake Placid Health
Care Center play bingo,
please let Helen Burgan
know.


Presents

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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
* 50 Plus Singles
Connection is an activities
club for all persons over 50.
Members gather for dinner at
various local restaurants and
have other activities. The
group meets at Beef O'Bradys
on the last Wednesday of each
month at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call 452-1669.
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live
music is from 5-8 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
1 The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 p.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. For
details, call 381-9005 or 381-
9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Beginners dancing from 5:15-
6:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New
dances taught every other
week. Call 655-2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those
experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First
Baptist Church of Avon Park
Fellowship Hall classroom.
Thirteen individual video ses-
sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at
5 p.m. for $3 ($10 max for
family). Call 453-6681.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth
Wednesday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
* 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 pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. For details, call Bob
or Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.
* Highlands Shrine Club,


2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) meets from
8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. Members meet at 6:30
p.m. the fourth Wednesday for
a business meetingand din-
ner. Make dinner reservations
by calling 382-2208.
* Kiwanis Clubof Sebring


meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has a buffet from 5-7
p.m. at the lodge. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. Shuffleboard is at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 1-9
p.m. The BPOE board meeting
is at 7 p.m. every second and
fourth Tuesday. For details,
call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Dinner served every
Wednesday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Over The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
* Rotary Club of Lake Placid
Breakfast meets at 6:44 a.m.
at The Heron's Garden, 501
U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid,
just north of the Tower.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and spe-
cial drink prices. Lounge open
from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk
members and guests. Music
provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Kiwanis Club
meets noon, Homer's
Smorgasbord, Sebring.
* Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves hamburgers, fries
and fish sandwiches from 5-7
p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. There will be
music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has ice cream shuffleboard at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 487 meets at 9 a.m. at
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 382-
7716 or 314-9485.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2
p.m. at the post, 1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
For more details, call 699-
5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at post 12-3
p.m. For details, call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 and Auxiliary trav-
el to Royal Care Nursing
Home in Avon Park the last
Wednesday.

THURSDAY
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 1
p.m. at the CrownPointe
Assisted Living Facility in
Sebring. For details, call Lyn
or Bill Roche at 402-0464.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Card games played at 1 p.m.
Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Customer
Appreciation Day. Free food.
Happy hour all day. Call 471-
1448.
* American Veterans have
euchre games every Thursday.
Sign up is at 6 p.m. and play-
ing begins at 6:30 p.m. Call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at
the lodge on Walnut Street.
* Bravehearts, an Ala-Non
support group, meets from 1-2


p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For
details, call 655-3274.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays novice duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347
Fernleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Buttonwood Bay offers
"Mainstream" lessons every


Thursday at 1 p.m. in their rec.
center, and "beginner's" les-
sons at 2:30 p.m. For more
information call Vern Wright at
655-2634.
* Downtown Sebring
Breakfast Kiwanis meets
6:30 a.m., Sandy's Circle Cafe
on the Circle, Sebring.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
* Golden Seniors Bridge
Club plays every Thursday at
Sandy's Circle Cafe, Sebring.
For details, call Charles Terry
at 840-9181.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers
beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers
from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and
classes for last year's dancers
from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections
On Silver Lake in Avon Park.
For more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail
him at
samdunn @samdunn.net.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church on Lakeview
Drive in Sebring. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Lake Volunteer
Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m.
at fire department, 2840
Highlands Blvd., Avon Park,
second and fourth Thursday.
* Highlands Shrine Club on
Rt. 17 has country and blue-
grass music on Thursdays
from 6-8 p.m. until the end of
March. Call 471-2288.
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 2 p.m. every
Thursday at Reflections on
Silver Lake community/activi-
ties hall in Avon Park; and at 6
p.m. every Thursday at
Woody's RV Resort club-
house/activities hall in Sebring.
Call 370-0312.
* Lake Placid Chapter 260
Order of the Eastern Star
meets at 7:30 p.m. second
and fourth Thursday at the
Masonic Lodge on Main Street
in Lake Placid. No meetings
from July through September.
For details, call 465-4345.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2-
10 p.m. Happy hour is from 2-
5 p.m. Card games are at 6
p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries at 6 p.m. Music provided
from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Noon Rotary
Club meets at noon at Church
of Christ building, corner of
East Magnolia Avenue and
Hibiscus Street.
* Lake Placid Woodcarvers
mgt from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the'Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lorida Teens (TLT), a
newly formed part of the
Greater Lorida Community
Club, meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday to play softball, vol-
leyball and a variety of other
sports. Teens are encouraged
to come to the community cen-
ter.
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Highlands County meets 9
a.m. every fourth Thursday at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center, Sebring.
* Mothers of Preschoolers
(MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m.
second and fourth Thursday
from May-September at Grace
Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road (second
church on left). For details, call
Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879.
Web site is at www.mops.org.
* Narcotics Amonymous
Take It Easy Group meets at
8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events.
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 4-5 p.m. every
Thursday at Ridge Area Arc
Cafeteria, 120 W. College
Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-
ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details,
call 414-3172.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
every Thursday at Wauchula
Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 205 S. 11th Ave.,
Wauchula. No dues, fees or
weigh-ins. Visit
www.FloridaRidge
Intergroup.com. For details,
call (863) 773-5714.
* Pine Ridge Promenaders
will be dancing from 7:30-9:30
p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park
recreation hall located 1,000
yards east of U.S. 27 on State
Road 70. For more details, call
Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-
2481 or 243-9676. *
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid
Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid
Lakes Blvd. For details, call
465-4888.
* Ridge Area Writers meet at
10 a.m. the second and fourth
Thursday in the conference
room at the Sebring Public
Library. All writers are wel-
come. Call 465-5254.
* Sebring Breakfast Lions
Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's
Restaurant in Sebring Square.
* Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association hosts
Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m.
every Thursday. Business
meeting every second
Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in
dinner every fourth Thursday
at 6 p.m. Membership is $10
per person. Call 385-2030.
Located at 3240 Grand Prix
Drive. For all residents of
Sebring Country Estates and
Grand Prix Heights subdivi-
sion. Public rentals available
for special events. Call 385-
9109.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves hamburgers and french
fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is
from 6-9 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM
meets 7 p.m., second and
fourth Thursdays, 1809 Home
Ave., Sebring.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m.
at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98
East, Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing.
* Sebring Rhythm Cloggers
dance at 6:30 p.m. at
Highlands Hammock State
Park Recreation Room in
Sebring. Call 382-3735.
* Sebring Sunrise Rotary
Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring
Elks Lodge, corner of
Kenilworth Boulevard and
Southeast Lakeview Drive.
* Sweet Adeline's Show
Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every
Thursday in the Avon Park
Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona
Ave. For details, call Jeanne
Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette
Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita
Helbig at 452-1927.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
meets at Venus United
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Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is
from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 465-
9165 for details.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, 1224 County Road
621 East, Lake Placid. For
more details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 serves hamburgers
from 12-2:30 and plays bingo
at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
more details call 385-8902.

FRIDAY-
* 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.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
Shrimp also is available for
same price. Open to the pub-
lic. Tickets in the lounge on
Fridaynight. Lounge hours are
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
.final call at the post, 528 N.
Pine St., Sebring. Post open at
noon. Happy Hour from 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. For details, call 471-
1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn@samdunn.net.
* Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
every Friday, September
through April from 7-9:30 p.m.
at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Free ball-
room dance instruction is
available at 6:30 p.m. Dance
the night away to the music of
the Big Bands. All club dances
are open to the public.
Appropriate dress required.
Admission is $5 for members
and $7,for non-members.
Call 471-0559.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
$8.50 per person. Live music
is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Hi-12 Club
meets at noon on the fourth
Friday at the Lake Placid Elks,
except in June, July and
August. All Masons and their
ladies are welcome. Call 465-
3038.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m.
Lodge phone number 452-
0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
New Day Group meets at 6
p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information on
other meetings and events at
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* Sebring Bridge Club plays
at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf,
Sebring.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4249
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7
p.m. Elks and guests invited.
Dance music in ballroom at 7
p.m. Dinner and dance is $10
donation. For reservations, call
385-8647 or 471-3557.
Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S..
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club.
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave. For details,
call 385-2966 or leave a
name, number and message,
* Teamster Retirees meet at
the Teamster's Local 444
Union Hall at 211 Potontoc St.,
Auburndale at 11 a.m. on the;
last Friday of the month
(except June, July and
August). Call 471-9684.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 serves steak by the
ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every
fourth Friday at the post, 1224
County Road 621 East, Lake
Placid. Texas Hold 'em les-
sons, 2 p.m. For more details,
call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
post 4300 serves pizza from.
5:30-7 p.m. and music is from
6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For
details, call 385-8902.

SATURDAY
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-
4 p.m. The lounge hours are
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members
and guests invited. Call 465-'
7940.
* American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9
p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. Call 452-3803.
* Buttonwood Bay hosts
country round dance lessons
every Saturday, unless men-
tioned in this paper. Level 2 .
and above begin at 1 p.m. and
beginner's begin at 2:30 p.m.
in their rec center. For more
information call Vern Wright at
655-2634.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call 452-0006.
* Highlands County
Democratic Women's Club
meets 9:30 a.m. fourth
Saturday of the month in the
Democratic Party
Headquarters, 4216 Sebring
Parkway, Sebring. Call 385-
7055.
* Highlands County
Housing Authority meets 7
p.m., 3909 Kenilworth Blvd.,
Sebring.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606.State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) has a flea
market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
country store open from 8 a.m.
to noon and pancake breakfast
served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30
a.m. Vendors are welcome. No
setup fee is charged for the
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DOUBLE-O SEVEN


ACROSS
1 Some people dress in
them in the winter
7 Bayer alternative
13 Poetry movement of
Ezra Pound
20 Result of vitamin B12
deficiency'
21 Military hero
22 1992-93 World
Series champs
,23 Numbskull who likes
Macintosh computers?
25 Exercised too much
26 Irish patriot Robert
27 Iron __
.28 Reddish-orange crea-
tures
30 Caboose's opposite
31 Schubert composi-
tion
32 _ people (sci-fi fig-
ures)
33 Entrees for oilman
Pickens?
35 John McCain, e.g.:
Abbr.
36 Bothers
38 Burgeon
39 " interested"
40 Mavens
41 Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame, e.g.: Abbr.
43 Who said "It gets late
early out there"
'47 "Gimme an A ...!,"
e.g.
49 Williams of tennis
52 At the earliest oppor-
tunity
'56 A lot of the Bahamas
57 "Get _ writing"
59 Turner of history
0O Mame, for one
61 Pluses
62 Just fine
63 Between a dozen and
a score of Disney cre-
ations?
66 Narrow groove
68 Overexposure or red-
eye?
70 Be frugal
71 South Carolina
Gamecocks?
73 La-la preceder
75 Sheltered
76 Tightened, as
shoelaces
77 Egg: Prefix


78 Warehouse contents:
Abbr.
79 Abbr. on maps of the
Old West
80 Ragtime dance
82 Parlor piece
84 Sanctify
86 Excellence
88 Rocket measure
89 Intimate apparel
90 Rocket's path, maybe
93 A throw
96 Was blinding
98 Sharp turn back.
101 Kids' whistles and
horns?
106 Drops on the lawn
107 Roman evening
108 Durer, for one
109 Saint__, mother of
the Virgin Mary
110 Fox News anchor
Pemmaraju
111 Buenos
112 Loose
114 Place to sit by the
highway?
117 Planter
118 One treating disor-
ders of the ear
119 Shelby who wrote
"The -Content of Our
Character"
120 Swirling
121 G.E. products
122 Cast

DOWN
1 Geoffrey Beene, Bill
Blass and others
2 Cultural instability
3 Navy officers
4 Plant
5 Start of a breakup
6 __ Miguel Island
7 Edgar and Tony
8 Where a redneck gets-
red
9 Pioneering Dadaist
10 Novelist Carr
11 Arctic weather phe-
nomenon
12 Counselor to the
Greeks at Troy
13 Spanish, diminutive
suffix
14 Chess problem spec-
ifications
15 Bing Crosby's "
You Glad You're You?"


16 Stuff
17 Spicy cuisine
18 Sotted
19 Limited in amount
24 Gray location?
29 Superior sort?
32 Home of Caterpillar
33 Band's plan
34 milk
36 Kaplan Review subj.
37 Prohibition enforcers,
informally
40 It "never won any
battle," according to
Eisenhower
42 It has its privileges
44 Bookbinding leather
45 No contests
46 Marks in the margin
47 Factory eatery
48 Moisten
49 Many Punjabis
50 Largest of the
Cyclades
51 Quintillionth: Prefix
53 Leading lights in bal-


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54 All people, according
to the Bible
55 Perfumery employee
56 Revolutionary of
1957
58 "_the morning!"
63 Carell of "The Office"
64 Classical poem
65 Those, to Teodoro
67 Sharp ridge
69 Dwellers along the
Platte, once
72 European boundary
river
74 Language of
Literature Nobelist
Shmuel Yosef Agnon
78 Whimper
81 Landing place
, 83 IDs
85 Knickers wearer
87 "Ciao!"
89 Scratch
90 Drill bit?
91 Spoiled
92 Competed in a velo-
drome


94 Joseph who wrote
"Nostromo"
95 Order of the British
Empire, e.g.
97 Makes a member
98 It's nice when checks
have lots of them
99 Space on a butterfly's
wing
100 Fought for air
102 Suspect
103 Manhattan Project
scientist
104 "Rock of Ages"
accompaniment
105 Like some good-
byes
107 Internet destina-
tions
110 Mir launcher
111 Vis-a-vis
113 2012 Olympics'
host: Abbr.
115 Feel highly embar-
rassed, in teenspeak
116 Superlative finish


Divorce: Lesser or greater trauma for children?


We instinctively want to
,shield children from trauma,
which makes divorce a tough
choice; but if your partner-
ship is unhealthy, it also
makes staying married a
tough choice. You might find
.yourself trying to pick the
lesser of two evils.
My husband and I lean in
opposite directions - he
toward the trauma of staying
together; I toward the trauma
of divorce. His parents ,
divorced when he was very
young; mine stayed together
through thick and thin!
Your situation, of course,
is unique, but you're not
alone. Fifty percent of first
marriages and 67 percent of
second marriages end in
divorce. I believe some fail-
ing marriages can be saved,
and I love to help revive
them. Others, sadly, were
unwisely entered into to
begin with; and holding
them together serves no one.
The ideal solution is for us
to learn more about our-
selves and relationships
before committing for life!
In the meantime, we have to
make the best of what is.
If both partners want to
save their marriage, it's
never too late for counsel-
ing. And if only one partner
'has the desire and the other
one is willing to participate,


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there's still hope.
One of the
biggest challenges
can be to reverse a
decision that's
already been made
to divorce. Why?
Because letting go
of hope and coming
to grips with a
divorce is one of
the toughest parts,
and once somebody


Li i
Inside
Relationships
Jan Denise


has done that, and found
hope elsewhere, divorce can
feel like salvation, or even
an easy escape.
It's not, though. Even a
divorce you want is trauma-
tizing; and the ramifications,
some of which are unfore-
seen, linger.
So, unless you're literally
running away from abuse,
don't rush a decision. And
even after you've reached
one, remember that getting
divorced is like getting mar-
ried, you can change your
mind up until the very last
minute.
And when there are chil-
dren involved, it's important
to give them time to accept
the idea. You may have con-
templated divorce for the
last six years, gradually get-
ting used to the idea; but
your child may feel like he's
been blindsided.
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mask on first, but
don't forget your
child needs one. Be
present with your
child to try to see
what he sees, and
feel what he feels.
Be conscious of
your own words
and behaviors and
choices, and how
they affect your
child today and


tomorrow.
And depending on your
child's age and level of
maturity, consider making
him part of the process. No,
a child can't decide how you
want to spend the rest of
your life; but given a
chance, he can give voice to
his thoughts. And that can
give you an opportunity to
explore his emotions with
him, before they're over-
whelming.
Remain a family - even
if you decide to go through
with a divorce, and even
after it's finalized. Sound
impossible? It just might be
more possible than raising a
healthy, happy child without
a family.
Here are some tips from
Dr. Lisa Rene Reynolds,
author of "Still a Family":
+ Don't criticize the
other parent in front of a
child.


* Don't fight in front of
a child.
* Don't use your child as
a spy.
* Don't use the child as a
confidante.
* Don't force your child
to choose sides.
Common sense, right?
Let's be honest, though -
we don't always do what we
know makes sense. Choose
consciously - even if you
have to grit your teeth or pay
another therapist.
Let the child remain a
child with two loving par-
ents. Don't make the mistake
of thinking that you can love
the child and not the child's
parent. You don't have to
find a way to stay married.
You do have to find a way to
stay loving - toward the
child and his other parent.
You can't always shield
your child from trauma, but
you can always love him
through it.

Jan Denise is a columnist,
author of the just released
'Innately Good: Dispelling the
Myth That You're Not' and
'Naked Relationships,' speaker
and consultant based in
McIntosh. E-mail her at jan
denise@nakedrelationships.
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Dear Abby: My
husband, "Warren,"
and I are happily
married. We love
each other. We are
both hardworking
career professionals
and have raised our
family. We have
always been faith- Dear
ful to each other.
Warren is very open with
his emotions and often tells
me how much he loves me.
-He is also very passionate
during our intimate
moments. The problem is, he
expects me to act the same
way - which I can't.
Although 1 love my husband
and always will, I do not
feel comfortable expressing
myself the way he does dur-
ing our lovemaking. I am
content to just "get it over
with" while he yearns for the
kissing, hugging and talk.
Despite an active sex life
with Warren, he has told me
many times he wishes I were
more expressive and open
with my feelings. I respond
by telling him, "I am who I
am." He is not happy that I
refuse to change.
Warren is a wonderful
man. Other women probably
would have no problem giv-
ing him what he wants, but
we are not compatible this
way. I have never spoken to
anyone else about this, and
I'm-wondering what you
think.
- Confused in
Pennsylvania
Dear Confused: I think
it's time you considered the
fact that by "refusing" to
change, you have limited
some interesting and reward-
ing possibilities in your mar-
riage. One important aspect
of performancee" is receiv-
ing feedback, as anyone in
the arts can attest.
Lovemaking is an art, and
partners need to know when
they, too, are doing some-
thing right.
I wish you would have
this discussion with a thera-
pist who specializes in sexu-
al issues. Perhaps the person
can help you more effective-
ly communicate. If you make
the effort, you'll have a hap-
pier husband, and a more
satisfying marriage will fol-
low.

Dear Abby: My best
friend from childhood,
"Ethan," whom I have
known for 25 years, is being
married. I'm a girl, and my
parents weren't thrilled that
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him as part of the
R family.
Ethan and I were
very close. It hurt
S that we were sepa-
rated by quite a" dis-
tance during college
and afterward. But
we have always
maintained an active
Abby e-mail correspon-
dence.
During the last two years I
have hardly heard from him,
and he has ignored several
attempts I have made at get-
ting together. We now live
only a couple of hours apart,
and I often visit his city to
see relatives.
I thought maybe we had
just grown apart, but two
weeks ago I received an
invitation to Ethan's wed-
ding. I had no idea he was
even engaged! I was thrilled
to hear from him and happy
for him.
I e-mailed him three times
but received no response.
Instead, Ethan's brother
responded.
Is it expecting too much
for him to respond personal-
ly? I miss him terribly and
I'd love to go, but I'm feel-
ing like he doesn't care. I
met Ethan's girlfriend years
ago, and she was very sweet.
I don't think jealously plays
a part in this.
- Missing My Friend
Dear Missing: Time and
distance can sometimes
change some people. It
shouldn't be this difficult to
maintain a friendship. The
reason Ethan communicated
with you through his brother
.instead of directly is because
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Cinnamon-Spice Berry Popcorn


Mediterranean Popcorn Cinnamon-Spice Berry Popcorn
Yield: 12 cups Yield: 6 cups


1/3 cup.sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil,
drained
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons dried mixed Italian herbs (or
use fresh herbs, rosemary, basil, oregano)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 cups air-popped popcorn
1/2 cup pine nuts
In a food processor or blender, combine first four
ingredients. Process to form a paste. In a small
saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in tomato
paste. Mix well. Drizzle over popcorn and toss to
coat evenly. Toss in pine nuts. Serve immediately.


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tablespoons light corn syrup
teaspoons cinnamon
teaspoon ginger
teaspoon nutmeg
teaspoon cloves
tablespoons light margarine
cup Craisins
cups air-popped
popcorn


Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, spices and mar-
garine in microwave-safe bowl; cook on high heat
for 2 1/2 minutes or until bubbly hot.
Add Craisins to popcorn; toss with hot sugar
mixture until well coated. Cool mixture before serv-
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Be sure the lid is loose enough to
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Allow the oil to heat The be-t pop-
ping temperature
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cover the bottom of the pan.
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corn into a large bowl.
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corn wth herbs such as marjoram,
thN me, summer savory, basil, rose-
mary or sage) or spices (such as gar-
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Cheesy Pepperoni Popcorn
Yield: 12 cups
1/4 cup nonfat Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon dried sage
Black pepper, to taste
12 cups air-popped popcorn
3/4 cup turkey pepperoni, cut into
bite-size bits
Olive-oil cooking spray
Combine Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, oregano, marjoram,
basil, sage and pepper in a small bowl; mix well. Place cooked
popcorn and turkey pepperoni in a large bowl; spray lightly with
cooking spray. Sprinkle, popcorn and pepperoni with cheese mix-
ture and toss to coat evenly.

Spicy Rosemary and
Thyme Snack Mix
Yield: 1 quart, about 5 cups
5 cups popped popcorn
1 teaspoon roasted red pepper oil
1 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme
leaves
1/4 teaspoon minced rosemary
1/4 teaspoon kosher or table salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 3250F. Spread popcorn on a baking sheet and
sprinkle with roasted red pepper oil. Sprinkle with thyme, rosemary
salt and pepper. Bake 7 minutes and serve warm.

Tamari and Spice Popcorn Mix
Yield: 7 cups
Warning: This recipe contains peanuts.
7 cups popped popcorn
4 cups crispy corn and rice cereal
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon cayenne, optional
Preheat oven to 300�F. In a large, foil-lined baking pan, spread
popcorn and cereal. Sprinkle peanuts on top; set aside.
In small saucepan, stir together,brown sugar, corn s) rup. butter.
tamari sauce, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne, if desired. o% er medi-
um heat. Cook and stir until butter is melted and mixture is blend-
ed. Pour over popcorn mixture and stir to coal.' :
Bake 30 minutes, stirring tice. Remote from o0en and -tir:
allow to cool Break into pieces. Ser'e immediately or store in an
airtight container.


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