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By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING Investi-
gators have made what they
are calling the final arrest in
the methamphetamine lab
uncovered on. 1108 Denise
Ave. on Wednesday.
Dustin Germaine, 28, lived
at the residence and was
believed to be seen fleeing it
when Sebring Police
Department officers came
knocking.
A K-9 track into the near-


TI'm very disappointed in my son ...
Now he has to face the consequences.

BOB GERMAINE
Highlands County Clerk of Courts


by orange grove was unsuc-
cessful, but Germaine, was
arrested early Friday morn-
ing
Tracee Brown, 18, of
Sebring; Joseph Nicklaus,
24, of Lake Placid; Fernando
Chaidez, 29, of Fort Meade;


and Edwin Townsend, 31, of
Avon Park exited the home
but denied they lived there
and had no proof of residency
for the home.
The four and Germaine
were charged with manufac-
turing methamphetamine,


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com '
LORIDA A Friday night
structure fire sent seven local fire
departments out for assistance to a
structure fire at U.S. 98 and
Afbuckle Creek Road.
The mass page calling for assis-
tance came out just before 9 p.m.
Within 20 minutes eight fire
trucks were on scene with dozens'
of firefighters combating a blaze
inside the former Elliot Grocery.
"It was a gas station for many
years and changed occupancy
many times," said Swen Swenson,


possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
The home is owned by
Germaine and his parents.
His father is Highlands
County Clerk of Courts Bob
Germaine.
Bob Germaine was called
by SPD officers on
Wednesday who informed
him that they believed "the
home, might have been bur-
glarized and or illegal drug
* usage was occurring inside,"


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Lake Placid High School students Josh Holland (from left), Michael Howard and Denver Matthews take the
first steps Saturday morning to help construct a green home for Habitat for Humanity at a home site in Avon
Park. Working together with students from all three local high schools, this will be Habitat's first green home.

Construction starts on first green Habitat

home, built by high school students


By TREY CHRISTY
ie.tr.christv@newssun.com
AVON PARK Students from
the three area high schools spent
Saturday morning doing something
constructive building a house.
Members of the Future Builders
of America club at Avon Park,
Sebring and Lake Placid have come'
together to be the first to start con-
struction on a green home in
Highlands County for Habitat for
Humanity.
"As far as I know we are the onli
group in the country working with
high school kids doing this type of
construction," said John Rousch,


APCI celebrates
Black History Month


News-Sun phowo b) CHRISTOPHER TLTFFLEY
Carol Hamilton portrays Harriet
Tubman during her one-woman
show at the APCI Black History
Month celebration on Friday. See
the story on page 6A.


construction technology teacher at
LPHS.
The groundbreaking was
Saturday. ,
Last year some of the students
helped build a Habitat home, but
other volunteers were there work-
ing with them.
"This year we will' do all the
work ourselves," said Seth Ziegler,
a senior at SHS.
The home on Summit Avenue off
of Main Street in Avon Park will be
built completely by the students
using structural insulated panels
from a company called Homefront
Homes.


These homes can be certified
green because they use a third of
the energy to heat and cool com-
pared to a conventional home.
"The homes seal so tightly that
outside air finds it impossible to get
in," said Michael Jacobson, execu-
tive director for the Highlands
County Habitat for Humanity.
"That helps lower the cost of ener-
gy."
SHS construction technology
teacher Joe Marquart called it "an
exciting concept."
The FBA took 40 students to the
Englewood-based Homefront
Continued on page 6A


chief of the Lorida Volunteer Fire
Department. "It's been here since
the early '20s, maybe even before
then."
Part of the building was con-
verted into a residence. People
currently live in the building but
were not there when the fire start-
ed.
,The flames entered the attic
space and spread through the
building quickly. When Swenson
arrived, heavy black smoke was
coming out of the roof.
No further information was
available at press time.


Dustin Germaine
Dustin Germaine's arrest
report said.
"I was over there a couple
of weeks ago and everything
was fine," Bob Germaine

Continued on page 3A


Avon Park to

seek director

for its CRA

Shirey will take
post temporarily
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@nm itun cr'in
AVON PARK Avon Park's
Community Redevelopment Agency
. Board decided at- Monday's meeting
that there is a need to hire someone to
act as afocal point. ,
"We need some type of director," said
Mayor Sharon Schuler during the
leigthy discussion.
"I knov. that I cannot ansm"r a lot of
the questions I am get-
ting during the CRA A l
meetings, and we ha\e
no one to serve as our
expert," Schuler said.
Schuler serves as
city liaison to the Main
Street Advisory
Committee. Shirey
,City Manager Sarah
Adelt agreed that one person should be
selected, and that the search should
begin soon.
"My big concern is about erroneous
information that may be passed because
no one is really 4p to date on all the cur-
rent CRA topics. There are several of us
in the office, and when someone asks a
question we attempt to help, but the
answer might depend on who the.person
talks to. We need one person to be the
expert," Adelt said. '
Additionally, Adelt recommended to
the board that the city should reconsid-
er committing to funding any projects
until someone is in place.
"People have received different
answers to the same question from dif-
ferent staff members. I think we should

Continued on page 6A


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School board

looking at

more cuts

43 teacher

jobs on block
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING In the most
recent budget workshop,
members of thp Highlands
County School Board were
presented a few different
ways to cut the budget, from
firing teachers to freezing
additional positions at the
district office.
In late December the board
proposed a plan that could
save an estimated $1.7 mil-
lion dollars by cutting 29
teacher positions at middle
and high schools.
In the seven-period plan,
teachers would instruct
straight through the day for
all seven periods instead of
taking one for planning and
teaching for the other six.
After working out the
math, the district discovered
the change would result in 35
fewer teachers.
"I don't see any other
way," Superintendent Wally
Cox said in December. "If
they take their planning
before school and teach
seven periods I can cut 10
percent of my staff and keep
class size the same."
Due to shrinking student
populations across the dis-
trict, the number of teachers
who could find themselves in
the ranks of the unemployed
:has jumped another eight to
43, or about three teachers at
each school.
e "I'm not saying it's per-
;fect, that's for sure," Cox
'said about the proposals at
!the meeting. "We are not
going to end up (being) busi-
ness as usual, in my opin-
ion."
The teacher cuts are only
proposals from district staff,
to be voted on by the school
board members.
"I don't even know that
I'm totally there," said board
member Donna Howerton
about the schedule change. "I
feel we are asking a lot of the
teachers, which will effect
the bottom line, which is the
students. I'm still looking at
other avenues."
Howerton said she 'would
'like to make cuts that would
"least effect the students and
not effect the classroom."
Assistant Superintendent
of Business Operationis Mike
,Averyt said though the
teacher cuts may not increase
class sizes, it won't make
reducing them any easier.
"We are receiving less
money from the state," he
said Friday. "It is going to be
very hard to meet class size if
the state cuts our funding."
The class size amendment
was supposed to be imple-
mented on a class-by-class
basis by the 2010-11 school
Year. Under that mandate,
Each class would have to
meet the strict guidelines.
Current benchmarks are set
at a school-by-school basis,
using an average of all the
classes, and until the recent
Scuts the district was on track
by hiring up to 110 teachers a
year, Cox has said.
"Our hope is for '09-'10
we will meet the school-by-
school average," Averyt said.
"A lot of districts are moving
close to it, but if we get cuts
in funding there is no way we
can meet that requirement."
Salaries make up 85 per-
cent of the district's budget,


so it is hard to make such
drastic cuts elsewhere.
A proposal to keep an addi-
tional seven positions from
the district office vacant will
save $315,617, according to a
presentation by Averyt and
Cox during the meeting.
This is in addition to the
previous 11 positions left
unfilled during last year's
round of budget cuts at the
district office for a total
annual savings of $829,939.
This is roughly 5 percent
of the salaries at the district
office, Averyt said.


News-Sun Sunday, March 1, 2009


Community serves up barbecue to

thank those who protect and serve


News-Sun photos by
KATARA SIMMONS
Charlie Lairsey and his
nephew Tim McLaughlin
(above, second from left)
hosted a cook-out as a
thank you for Sebring
police officers attheir
home off Kenilworth
Blvd. Thursday after-
noon. Bob Babik (left),
president of the Greater
Kenilworth Crime Watch
Association, also was on
hand to show his appre-
ciation. Here Sgt. Tom
Gilliard (right) and zone
officer Larry Carmody
prepare to enjoy ham-
burgers, hot dogs and
baked beans. This is
nothing more than my
and Tim's appreciation
for all the good work the
police do,' Lairsey said.


Sebring police chief Tom Dettman (left) enjoys himself at
a cook-out held for police officers in appreciation for,
their work. City administrator Scott Noethlich also
stopped by. Charlie Lairsey (right) organized the event.
In stages the entire day shift stopped by, most during a
break during an in-service training. 'This is a neighbor-
hood that cares,' Dettman said, meaning citizen involve-
ment as much as the cook-out.,


'09 Springtime on the Mall


approved by AP council


To be held on Main
.By ED BALDRIDGE
ed baldridge i@iewssuin.corn
AVON PARK City Council voted 5-
0 at its meeting Monday night to allow the
Avon Park Chamber of Commerce to pro-
, ceed with preparations with its annual
Springtime on the Mall Festival.
The festival is scheduled each year dur-
ing the last Friday and Saturday in March,
and will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
on Friday, March 27,:and 9 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
Food and craft vendors set up on the
Mall itself, and the festival usually draws
large crowds to the downtown district.
Without- much discussion, council
,approved the recommendations of


Street March 27-28
Chamber-'Dir urDavid Greenslade to
request the cl g'of'part of'Main'Street
between Jim. Rogers and Delane A\%enues
to accommodate ongoing streetscape proj-
ects.
Greenslade answered questions about
problems with street repairs, parking and
permission from the Florida Department
of Transportation, which has to permit the
closing of Main Street since it is part of
State Road 64.
"We prefer to have the event on the
Mall," 'Greenslade said to a question from
Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray about consid-
ering Museum Avenue. Repairs to that
road are scheduled to be completed early
in March.


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AVON PARK City
Council waived the bid
process and chose new con-
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decisions on insurance.
On the recommendations
of City Manager Sarah Adelt,
council voted to have Siver
Consultants to draft the nec-
essary paperwork to request
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According to Adelt, the
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sultants should range
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.
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crossing a highway in
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Police say that Likens (see
obituary on page 5A) was
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near a Waffle House and a


the city from start to finish
and help with everything
from drafting the actual
request for proposals to actu-
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who would be competing for
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motive liability.
Siver would then draft a
report making recommenda-
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insurance company would be
the best fit for all of the city's
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In their letter to the coun-
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would "piggyback" Avon
Park's requests on to the City
of Deltona's and Highlands
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in the search, and that the
process should start in
September of this year.


former motel that is now a
training lodge for a trans-
portation company when he
was struck by a 1995 Ford
pickup.
Police say that alcohol was
not involved and no charges
have been filed.

Information from wrcbtv.com
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School Board honors Sauls
I


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
School Board Chairman Andy Tuck presents Sgt. Monica
Sauls of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office with a plaque
thanking her for her years of service to the school system.
Sauls was recognized for her 15 years in the schools,
including her role as a DARE officer and head of the School
Resource Officers. "She made everyone feel like she was
watching out for your kid," said school board member J.
Ned Hancock, fighting back tears. Sauls was recently moved
into another department and will no longer be working with
the school system.


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Clerk says his son will have to 'face the consequences' of meth bust


Continued from page 1A
said. "I go by it from time to
time ... this time when I went
over there when the officer
called me ... there was a
bunch of people in the house.
I was pretty upset because
(Dustin) wasn't even there."
Three weeks prior to his
arrest, witnesses saw Dustin
Germaine, identifying him as
one of "the people who were
-'cooking' methamphetamine
in the utility room of the
home," his arrest report said.
Bob Germaine said he was
.so upset that on Thursday he
-filed a quitclaim deed and
-took his son's name off of the
-property.
"I saw the shape it was in
and the people that were
-there and I got aggravated,"
,he said. "I told him I was tak-
.ing him off the house."
Germaine said he didn't
.know about' the charges
-against his son, but escorted
police into the home where
v-arious items used in the pro-
'duction of methamphetamine
were located, as well as white
-powder and syringes, the
report said.
"I hadn't heard anything
about the charges; (the quit-
claim deed) had nothing to do
with the charges," Germaine
said. "It was all about how he
shad let the inside of the house
-get ... He had been in touch
-with his mother (Germaine's
,ex-wife) and'I gave (the quit-
claim' deed) to her and he
-came in and signed it."
-, This all occurred while
police were looking for
Dustin Germaine.
"I figured eventually they
would be wanting to talk to
him," Bob Germaine 'said.
"We didn't know anything
was out there."
"(Dustin Germaine) was
,arrested in another location
where our (Special
Investigations, Unit) guys,
were doing surveillance,"
said Capt. Randy Labelle of
the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office. "They were
watching the house they
'believed he was at. They
were actively looking for



Biofuel

workshop

planned

iWednesday
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING County
Extension Director John
Alleyne wants everyone to
-know about a special event
scheduled for Wednesday
morning in the auditorium at
'the Bert J. Harris Jr.
Agricultural Center at 4505
George Ave.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
experts in the field of biofu-
I :.ls will be on hand to present
tip-to-date information and
*answer questions. The event
*i' free of charge.
Alleyne said the panel
includes leading figures in
the field and will focus on
producingg biofuels here in
highlandss Courrty.
: "(The workshop) should
:provide answers to perspec-
4ve growers and investors
:interested in producing bio-
:fuels as an alternative source
:of energy," he said.
-" Part of the discussion will
d:4escribe various biofuel
products, their differences
-and suitability for the area.
The goal is to achieve envi-
ronmental sustainability.
Some of the most promising
:plants include sweet
sorghum, sugar cane and jat-
ropha.
rCall 402-6540 for more
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him, I can tell you that."
The online booking sheet
at highlandssheriff.com said
that Germaine was booked at
1 p.m. on Thursday, but that
was a typographical error
said Liz Peralta, the HCSO
central records manager. The
actual paper copy of his
booking sheet shows a 5:45
a.m. Friday booking time.
Mike Durham, general
counsel for the HCSO, said
there is a. chance the county
could try to seize Germaine's


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property.
"I think it needs to be
reviewed like any other
case," he said. "(Dustin)
could quitclaim, but it was
his property at the time."
He said the date of the
quitclaim deed can help
"prove who owned the house
that day."


The warrant was served on
Wednesday, the quitclaim
deed was notarized on
Thursday, and Dustin
Germaine was arrested on
Friday.
The questions that needed
to be answered, Durham said,
are whether Dustin had own-
ership of the home and if he
had knowledge the criminal
activity was taking place.
Labelle said Dustin was
?actively involved" in the
crime.


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Still, Bob Germaine did
not appear worried about his
property.
"That's my house. (Seizure
is) no problem. That's my
house and my name is on the
deed ... the mortgage is in my
and my wife's name," he
said. "(Dustin) contributed
nothing. This last year he was,
supposed to help me make
the (mortgage) payment; he
hasn't made anything."
Members of the SPD
linked the home to the pro-


duction of methamphetamine
after someone at a local con-
venience store allegedly saw
Dustin Germaine dumping
garbage in their dumpster.
The trash contained prod-
ucts used in the manufacture
of methamphetamine and led
officers to the home.
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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun Sunday, March 1, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL

No doubt about the

Water. Even the word is fluid, it
flows off the tongue.
And there are countless words
associated with water that are just as
wonderful like ripple, brook, splash,
puddle and cascade.


Wet, enveloping, refresh-
ing and soothing, water is
,6ne of the great natural pleas-
ures.
Water covers the planet
and is the major ingredient in
our bodies; without it life
would cease on this Earth.
Which is why, once again,
we make a plea for conscious
conservation.
Drought has gripped
Central Florida for three
years now and rivers,
aquifers and lakes remain far
below normal.
The Southwest Florida
Water Management District
issued a new report Feb. 24,
warning that almost half of
the 16 counties in its jurisdic-
tion are now under a Phase II
extreme water shortage alert.
Highlands County, roughly
west of U. S. 27, is under a
severe water shortage atert.
The water district 'has five
water condition levels:
Normal, Moderate, Severe,
Extreme, and Critical.
The difference between an
extreme situation and a
severe one is only a matter of
degree.

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Areas with an extreme
alert in place require strict
limitations on nonessential
water use.
For example, in
Hillsborough, Pasco and
Pinellas counties restaurants
are being asked not to serve
water automatically, but to
wait until patrons ask for it.
Local government and water
utilities also are required to
contact ,high-use customers
and work at significantly
reducing water consumption.
In severe situations the
restrictions aren't quite so
drastic, but are just as neces-
sary for example watering
the lawn only once a week.
With outdoor irrigation
accounting for as much as 50
percent of residential water
usage, skipping a week of
water can result in a signifi-
cant water savings.
A brown lawn should be a
badge of pri. ::, the sign of an
engaged citizefi who under-
stands what is at stake.
While finding ways to con-
serve or reuse water are
essential, we also have to
think bigger and longer term.


drought
Our landscaping and garden-
ing habits need to become
smarter and better suited to
the region.
For example, as beautiful a
living carpet as non-native
St. Augustine grass is, it real-
ly isn't a good choice in
Florida. It is very thirsty for
one thing, and being out of its
comfort zone is high mainte-
nance for another.
Bahia grass, on the other
hand, is just one example of a
suitable native that will come
back time after time despite
dry and adverse conditions.
We need to remember that
most big goals are achieved
one small step at a time, and
that keeping. Florida watered
doesn't require sweeping
plans as much as individually
tightened faucets.
In other words, saving
water only happens one per-
son at a time.
If we shut off the tap while
we brush our teeth, don't.
flush the toilet just to get rid
of a used tissue, and fill the
dishwasher full every use,
well, it might sound like a lit-
tle, but can add up to a lot.
For once may we be wise
and far sighted. For once may
we not ignore or deny a seri-
ous problem. For once let us
meet a challenge in time. We
can do it one drop or drip at a
time.


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Of bookstores and


more Kindle


i After my recent column
concerning Amazon's e-read-
70 er, the Kindle, a fan of the
device wrote me taking me
MS .to task. She pointed out that
I admitted never trying the
thing, and thus my opinion
iuncom was based on incomplete
.. data.
,' She had a fair point. I
N admitted not getting to try
the Kindle out. For one
0M thing, it's not sold in stores,
but online. This makes it
L difficult to "try before you
'- buy" since you can't exactly
:.comi. download a demo model.
However, I was in Oregon
this week for a writer's
workshop. One of my fellow
.corn attendees owns a Kindle and
had brought it with her. 'She
kindly allowed me to play
with it.
The device was a little
.com weightier than I expected it
to be. Not too heavy, mind
you without question it's
lighter than my laptop. I
could carry it long periods of
\.com time, unlike the aforemen-
tioned laptop, which tends to
get heavy after a while.
D The device also recog-
itor nizes that there are left-han-
om ders ini'the world. You can
'flip pages using a button on
S the left side of the Kindle as
ON well as the button on the
right. I admit that as a left-
.Corn ie, anything that acknowl-
edges my preferences gets
points.
You can enlarge the print
of what you're reading, and
it seems to operate fairly,
quickly. No backlight just
like a regular book, you need
an outside light source.
I could see myself taking
this with me on a trip, espe-
cially an airplane. It would
be a nice way to take a
bunch of books with me to
read, so I had something to
do while waiting someplace,
such as a doctor's office or
airport.
However, while I wouldn't
mind owning one, the Kindle
still hasn't replaced my love
S for the old-fashioned book.
rs Any doubts of that were
erased on a trip to Powell's
in Portland, Ore.
I'd heard of Powell's from
fellow writers I ran in to at
workshops in Lincoln City,
Ore. Powell's was described


Laura's
Look
Laura Ware


in reverent tones you expect
to hear when people describe
cathedrals. Of course, the
reader in me demanded I
' make a pilgrimage.
I got my chance this past
Sunday. My friends all
warned me to leave my cred-
it cards in the car the place
had that kind of pull. I asked
a friend of mine if he'd hold
my cards for me. He refused.
I think he was worried I'd
do him bodily harm wresting
them from his grasp.
The first thing you notice
about Powell's is that it is,
huge. The place takes up a
city block and is three floors
(I think it's three). The sheer
size of the place puts you
into sensory overload -
where do you go first? What
do you pull off the shelf
first? What aisle do you
wander down?
We only had an hour,
which was not enough time
to give the place the time
and contemplation it
deserved. So I did a quick-
run-through, darting here -
and there and stopping when
something caught my eye,-
which was pretty often. I
could spend an afternoon in
that store without being
bored.
I did buy a few things -
impossible'to walk out of
there without doing so. But I
was mindful of the fact I'd
promised Don I'd be frugal
and limited myself,,hard as
that was. I also knew I had
limited space in my carry on
luggage and that helped keep
things semi-reasonable.
But one visit to Powell's
was not enough. So I know,
'even,if the day comes thatI
own a Kindle or another
reader, the regular.book
will still have a place in my
heart. The books and I have
a bond that even a gadget
can't sever. And I'm OK
with that.

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


Why the show must go on
Editor:
Recently the Heartland Riders
Association went before the board
of the Tourist Development
Council to request the balance of
the $15,500 that had been budgeted
for the Run to the Heartland Event
held in October. The event attract-
ed 52,000 visitors to our county
and according to the TDC this
event only garnered just over 550
room nights. Since the sponsor-
ships from the TDC are based on
the number of heads in beds, they
only awarded the HRA with $5,500
and not the $15,500 requested.
According to the report filed by the
TDC with the county commission
this event has the potential eco-
nomic impact of $10 million to this
county.
Events such as Run to the
Heartland are known to build
momentum over time. In just five
short years this event has grown
from 5,000 attendees to more than
52,000. The cost of this event is
over $.80,000. It remains free to the
public, family-friendly and is run
completely by volunteers and is a
not-for-profit organization.
The HRA has always paid for the
services from the city, advertising,
entertainment, security, safety
equipment, and insurance frbm
funds generated from sponsorships,
merchandise and beer sales, vendor
fees and membership fees. It man-
ages throughout the year to help
charities such as Horses for
Handicap and supports various
scholarship funds. We volunteer at
chamber functions and lend a help-
ing hand whenever one is needed.
With the economy on the brink
of the unknown, we the Heartland
Riders Association cannot afford to
continue this event without your
assistance. The board of directors


of the Heartland Riders Association
is making this appeal to the com-
munity. The Run to the Heartland
is not just an event for people who
ride motorcycles.
This event was brought to life by
a group of local residents to help
support this community. It helps
not only the business owners, but
the support staff at those business-
es. If you are interested in becom-
ing a sponsor for the sixth annual
Run to the Heartland or if you
would like to make a contribution


to the HRA for this wbrtl
event, please contact us
2851 or at P.O. Box 3611
FI 33871-3611



The writer is a member ofth
Directorsfor the Heartland
Association Inc.

Sauls departure fr
DARE will be felt
Editor:
Every once in awhile s
comes along in your life
true impact on you and ti
around you. Monica Sau
of those individuals.
Monica has been an in
of the DARE program in
County for many years.S
made a very positive imp
everyone who has come
with her. Monica has lov
breathed DARE for man'
We are saddened to learn
has been removed from t
program.
Many of our fifth-grad
have been the recipients
incredible teaching, enth
respect, guidance and tru
We remember tears comi
eyes as' she listened our
dents read their DARE e


TODAY'S LETTERS
love and concern for them went
much deeper than anyone could
imagine.
Highlands County DARE pro-
gram will have a void, and the
children will have lost a true friend
in the classroom. Monica, we love
you, and wish you the best.
Fifth Grade Teachers
Lake Placid Elementary

Obama should not be
criticized


while ,Editor:
at 414- I started to write this over a
, Sebring, month ago, but I observed some-
thing rather remarkable/foreboding.
Lora Todd The Republicans/conservatives
Sebring were rather .biased in completely
dismissing the eight-year record of
e IBoard of doubling the $5 trillion national
Riders debt, while blasting President
Obama and the Democrats on the
nearly $800 billion stimulus bill. In
rom addition, they ignored the nearly
$3 trillion bailout of the banks and
Wall Street with hardly a whimper'
between September 2008 and
someone January 2009.
that has a Talk about Chutzpah, hubris.
hose Their latest take on this nation's.
ils is one current economic crisis now super-
sedes the old classic example of
tegral. part, the boy who pleads for mercy
Highlands when the jury convicts him for the
She has murder of his parents, by claiming
)act on he is an orphan. How dare they
in contact criticize President Obama when
ed and they left him this humongous
y years. catastrophe. Not even a month in
that she office.
he DARE Even after the doubling of the
national debt, Treasury Secretary
le students Henry Paulson handed the bankers,
of her Wall Street and the mortgage
usiasm, industry nearly $3 trillion to save
ie concern, them, while leaving home owners,
ng to her working people and small busi-
out stu- nesses in the lurch. (By the way,
says. Her just what is a small business? Here


in Florida, the legislators want to
cap "small businesses" at $50 mil-
lion. One senator thinks that is too
much; she wants to cap it at $25
million).
Question': How many small busi-
nesses make $25 million a year? I
was not a businessman, but I worry
about the thousands of small busi-
nesses that have closed in the past
year, not even coming close to $1
million in earnings. One conclu-
sion: Those legislators need to
focus on the real world.
' We are talking about $8 million
deficit when President Obama took
office Jan. 20. And they nitpick his
stimulus bill. They claim they did-
n't get to read the bill. Please
explain how they were able to
reduce it by $30 billion if they did-
n't need it. They are masters at
passing legislation without the
other party reading it. Remember
the Patriot and Home Security bills
written by Sen. Joe Leiberman and
rewritten behind closed doors. The
Democrats literally did not read
those bills, but voted for them
without question because of Sept.
11, 2001. They supported the presi-
dent, who lied to them about Iraq.
That first $700 billion bailout
was actually $850 billion; the
Republican senate held out for
$150 billion for AIG and' several
other elite corporations. Yet, they
quibble about a mere $17 billion
for General Motors and Chrysler
with exacting conditions. We still
do not know where those billions
of dollars went except for bonuses
and golden parachutes that reward-
ed courageous corporate failure.
Now the media are assigning the
blame on working people/citizens
for re-electing public officials to
office. Have they not noticed a
change in the national government?
As noted previously, working peo-
ple have been trying to survive


these economic times. They did not
cause this disaster. In fact, many
were deliberately steered into
fraudulent sub-prime mortgages by
corrupt bankers and mortgages.
In addition, those "conserva-
tives" sneer at President Obama.for
selecting people who did not pay a
few thousands of dollars in taxes,
but overlook corporations that sent
tens of billions of dollars offshore
to avoid paying any taxes, billions
of dollars in profits from outsourc-
ing millions of jobs for cheap
labor. And they want to blame peo-
ple working for minimum wage
with no benefits for not being
informed?
Gabriel Read
Avon Park
Bouquets

Bagwell proves
customer courtesy
Editor:
I write this letter as a.compli-,
ment to Bagwell Lumber Co.
On Saturday a.m. I ordered sev-
eral pieces of No. 1 pine with no
knots for delivery on Monday
morning. I needed this quality of
wood for several projects to be
completed 'soon.
On Monday morning a young
man from Bagwell Lumber showed
up at my door to inform me they.
did not have the quality of'wood I
had ordered. They asked my per-'
mission to deliver it in two to three
days when they would receive a
shipment with the desired quality
of wood. Of course I agreed to
their request and decided to write
this letter.
Bagwell Lumber, I give you my
thanks for your courtesy and con-
cern for a customer. :
Charles A. Marr
Avon Park


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OBITUARIES


Charlie Bethune
Charlie Frank Bethune, 92,
of Sebring died Feb. 26,
2009. Born in Gadsden, Ala.,
she moved to Sebring in
1998. She worked at the
drive-in theater in Homestead
for 40 years, while at the
same time owning and oper-
ating a furniture and appli-
ance store.
She is. survived by her
daughters, Patricia A.
Herron, Barbara J. Little;
son, Charles W. "Bill"; broth-
.er, Gordon Miller; sister,
Lucille Snyder; six grand-
children, 16 great-grandchil-
-dren and five great-great-
grandchildren.
Services will be at 4 p.m.
'Monday at Dowden Funeral
'Home, Sebring, with the Rev.
Darrell Peer officiating. The
family will receive friends
from 3' p.m. to the time of
Service. Interment will be at
Palms Memorial Park
Cemetery in Naranja at 3


p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flow-
ers, consider donations to the
Habitat for Humanity of
Sebring.

Delmar Delmarter
Delmar D.
Delmatter, 86, of
Lake Placid died
Feb. 27, 2009.
Born in Saginaw, Mich., he
moved to Lake Placid 29
years ago. He was a retired
repair person for Buick,
served his country in the U.S.
Army during World War II
and was a member'of Church
Of The Nazarene Lake
Placid.
He is survived by is loving
wife of 61 years, Julia;
daughter, Connie Taylor; son,
Lonny; brothers, Harold and
Larry; sister, Carol Euler;
three grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
The family will receive
friends from 10-11 a.m.
Monday with funeral services


following at 11 a.m. at the
Scott Funeral Home, Lake
Placid, with Pastor Tim
Taylor officiating. Further
services and burial will be at
the Rossell Funeral Home in
Flushing, Mich.

Verna Korda
Verna I. Korda 87, of
Lake. Placid died Feb. 22,
2009. Born in Gilbert, Minn.,
she moved to Florida in
1983.
Interment will be held later
this spring in Duluth, Minn.
Memorial contributions may
be sent to the American Heart
Association or Shriner's
Children's Hospital.
Morris Funeral Chapel,
Sebring, is in charge of local
arrangements.

Jerome LeBeck
J e r o m e
Kenneth LeBeck,
70, of Sebring
died Feb. 26, 2009. Born in


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Allied Health
Information Session
set for Monday
AVON PARK South
Florida Community
College's Allied Health
department will hold an
Allied Health Information
Session from 4-5 p.m.
Monday in the Health and
Science Education Center,
Room 138/150, Highlands
'Campus.
The information session
will cover program require-
ments including all prerequi-
site courses and general edu-
cation courses, the applica-
tion process, financial aid,
mini-program presentations,
a question and answer ses-
sion, and tours of the facili-
fies by current SFCC stu-
dents. SFCC's Allied Health
"department has programs in
dental assisting and dental
hygiene, EMT, Paramedic,
and Emergency Medical
'Services, Nursing LPN, RN,
and Transition, and
Radiography.
For more information, call
Wayne Craig, SFCC advisor,
at 784-7290.

Highlands Park
hosts sausage roast
LAKE PLACID The
public is invited to a sausage
roast in Highlands Park
Estates Beach Park from
.noon to 3 p.m. today on the
shores of Lake Istokpoga.
Grilled sausages and hot
dogs, baked beans, salad,
dessert and beverage will be
served. Donation for adults
is $4, children ages 5-12 is
$1.50.
The Beach Park is found
by turning east off U.S. 27 .
,on County Road 621 to
Highlands Lake Drive (C19).
north a mile and half to
Nichele Boulevard enters on
left) formerly Lincoln
Boulevard, immediately turn
eash (right) on Dderglen to
Lake Istokpoga and the
Beach Park.
For information, call 465-
.,2468.

_Red Cross plans
organizational
meeting
SEBRING Visit the
American Red Cross office
at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for an
informative meeting on the
reorganization of the
American Red Cross of
Highlands County. Free
pizza and drinks will be
available
Highlands County needs
support, dedication and vol-
imunteers to run this organiza-
tion.
To run this organization,
RSVP to the office at 386-
4440 by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Senior Prom is back
SEBRING Handicapped
Americans Love of Life
Organization is bringing
back the Senior "Senior
Prom." That's right, a senior
'prom for seniors. The event
will begin with dinner at


5:30 p.m. and dancing from
7-10 p.m. Saturday, March
14, 2009 at the Elks lodge.
The event will feature live
music by the Legacy
AllStars, playing favorites
from the 'big band' era.
Buying tickets early
assures a place at dinner.
Tickets are available for $30
at HALLO, 1.12 Medical
Center Ave. (behind
Highlands Regional Medical
Center), or by calling 385-
1196 or 655-5241. Singles
most welcome; this is not
only for couples.
All proceeds benefit
HALLO programs. For more
information call 385-1196 or
e-mail halloinc@embarq-
mail.com.

Women of the Moose
meet Monday
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 Women
of the Moose committee will
meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
For details, call 655-3920.

Fireman plays at
Moose lodge today
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host the following
events this week:
Today Music by
Fireman in Pavilion from
3:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday Loyal Order
of the Moose officers meet
at 7:30 p.m.
Call 465-0131. -

Florida Hospital
hosts open house
SEBRING Florida
Hospital Heartland Division
invites the public to attend
' an open house celebration
for the new Florida Hospital
Medical Pavilion on the
campus, 4240 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday. Refreshments and .
door prizes will be available.

Tickets available for
Elvis Wade Show
SEBRING Sun 'N Lake
Community Center will be
the scene for the Elvis Wade
Show at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Dancing and table seating
will be available. Bring your
own beverage and snacks;
cups and ice provided. Only
$10 per person to see this
internationally acclaimed
performer. Call 382-8296 for
tickets and reservations.

United Way to hold
community
campaign
celebration
WINTER HAVEN -
United Way of Central
Florida will spotlight how
Highlands, Hardee and Polk
counties LIVE UNITED dur-
ing a community celebration
to recognize and thank all
the volunteers who helped
shape the 2008 campaign.
Even during rough economic
times, these communities
have pulled together to make


Oshkosh, Wis., he had been a
resident of Sebring since
1997. He was a machinist for
30 years with Rockwell
International in Oshkosh and
served for eight years during
the Korean era with the U.S.
Marine Corps Reserves. He
attended Heartland Christian
Church in Sebring.
He is survived,by his wife,
Beverly; son, Lenny; daugh-
ters, Lori Pease and Lynn
Laatsch; brother, Roland; sis-
ter, Lois Hyler; six grandchil-
dren and one great-grand-
child.
Memorial services will be
held at Heartland Christian
Church, Sebring, at a later
date. Arrangements have
.been entrusted to
Stephenson- Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Doyle Likens Jr.
Doyle Dean Likens Jr., 40,
of Sebring died Feb. 24,
2009. Born in Saginaw,
Mich., he had been a resident
of Sebring since 1977. He
was a tile setter in the con-
struction industry and attend-
ed Grace Bible Church in
Sebring.
He is survived by his
father, Doyle Sr.; mother,
Judy and stepfather Stanley J.


Zbyzenski; grandmother,
Helen A. Gibson; children,
Travis, Brittany E. and Tracy
L.; sisters, Michelle J., and
Rachel D. Cook; and one
granddaughter.
The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. today
at Stephenson-Nelsorn
Funeral .Home, Sebring.
Funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m. Monday in
Stephenson-Nelson Chapel
with Pastor Andrew Katsanis
officiating. Interment will be
at Lakeview Memorial
Gardens, Avon Park, immedi-.
ately following the service.

Joyce Puckorius
Joyce Elaine (Heinzman)
Puckorius, 79, a winter resi-
dent of Lake Placid died Feb.
26, 2009. Born in Michigan,
she was a homemaker and a
member of St. Francis of
Assisi Episcopal Church in
Lake Placid. She and her hus-
band made their permanent
home in Colorado.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Paul; children, Susan
Elsberry, David, and Cynthia
Knight; and four grandchil-
dren.
Memorial services will be
held at St. Francis of Assisi
Episcopal Church at a later


date. Michael A. Brochetti
Funeral Home, Lake Placid,
is in charge of arrangements.

Emil Zellmer
Emil A. "Art"
Zellmer, 88, of
Lake Placid died
Feb. 26, 2009. Born in
Belleville, Ill., he had been a
resident of Lake Placid since
1978. He was a machine
operator for 34 years with the
Chrysler Corporation, a vet-
eran of World War II, serving
for six years in the U.S.
Coast Guard, and was a
member of Trinity Lutheran
Church in Lake Placid.
He is survived by his wife,
Cleaora; brothers, Howard
and Elmer; sisters, Ruth
Kraft and Alice Coon.
Memorial donations may
be made in his memory to
The American -Heart
Association, P. 0. Box
21475, St. Petersburg, FL
33742. Inurnment will be at
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell at a later date.
Cremation arrangements
entrusted to Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring.


a significant difference in
the lives of'their neighbors,
' friends and families.
Food and entertainment
will be provided at the event
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday
at Nora Mayo Hall, 500
Third Street N.W. in Winter
Haven.
There will be a short pro-
gram beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Coordinator awards and
campaign total will be pre-
sented at this time.
For more information
regarding this event, contact
Jennifer Denham, communi-
cations manager, United Way
of Central Florida at (863)
648-1500, Ext. 257.


Ohio Night in
Sebring set tonight
SEBRING Ohio Night
will be celebrated at 5:30
p.m. today with dinner at the
Quality Ina. For reserva-
tions, call Betsy Shepard at
414-7437.
Golf outing is also avail-
able, call Howard Umphress
at 385-8003.

'Eat to Live, Don't
Live to Eat'
presented
SEBRING Affinity
Healtli Professionals pres-
ents an all new workshop,
"Eat to Live, Don't Live to
Eat," a free workshop at the
office, 2827 Alt US. 27 S., at
6 p.m. Tuesday. The work-
shop also kicks off the first
Biggest Loser Contest; first
prize winner will receive a
$50 gift certificate and a full
hour massage at the grand
finale on June 16. Seating is
limited, call 386-4325 for 'a
reservation.

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Ne"\s-Sun photo b) CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Major Shirley Jackson, who organized Friday's APCI Black History Month luncheon and
...acted as master of ceremonies, chokes up as Warden Edward L Griffin, praises her work
and attitude. .- .. "

. History and community meet at APCI's

Black History Month celebration


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
chrstopherjuffley@newssuh.com
* :_AVON PARK' Every
-.year. for more years than
':.-Major Shirley Jacksop -can
count she remembers 15 -
;,the' staff of the Avon' Park
: Correctional Institution gather
.the last week of Black History
'Month to have a special cele-
bratory luncheon in honor of
: the black experience.
They open their doors to
;- county and out, and dish up a
quintessential, mouth-water-
ing, southern meal.
The aim. is twofold:
Remember the past and the
many people who made histo-
ry during it; and motivate the
future by creating an opportu-:
nity for diverse people to
meet in harmony.
-The atmosphere Friday
morning was relaxed, wel-
coming and also deeply
Christian. -
Two women, Antoinette
SShannon and Michelle
Threat. set the tone with their
music. First alone and then
together, their voices soared,-
evoking the power of the spir-
itual and the faith of a hymn.
As important was what
people had to say.
From the beginning.
Jackson reminded everyone
that, "It's not just black histo-
ry, it's American history."
And Carol Hamilton, who
( has created a one-woman
show playing Harriet
A ;Tubman, brought .that shared
history to life as she shuffled
down the length of the room
leaning on a cane and settled
into a rocking chair she
was Tubman looking back on
an eventful, hero's life with
modesty and humor.
She told of being born into
slavery in, probably, 1820.
Sand then being "hired out" as
a girl to nursemaid another
'child. "The baby was bigger
than me," Hamiltoin's Tubman
said.
She spoke of her attempts
to escape, the first when she:
as still a youngster. How she
was caught and beaten, but
never lost her determination
and finally broke free. "God
will lead us to the promised
land," shesaid, It was a belief
'; that kept her alive.
When guiding escaped
slaves along the. underground
railroad Hamilton's Tubman
said it was so dangerous they
couldn't speak out loud,, but.
.sang to themselves under their
breath as they worked through
Dangerous woods at night.
They would stop at Quaker
homes along the way, sure of
a place to rest and something
to eat.
"Who's there?" the Quaker
would ask when the slave
knocked on the door.
"A friend of a friend," was
S the password., .
Tubman, the audience
learned, had be en hit in the
head by a heavy metal weight,
thrown by an o erseer aiming.
at a male slave running away.
Instead it hit her, knocking
her unconscious and leaving,
her subject to seizures aid
sleeping spells for the rest of
her life . ' '...
Despite that, she bravely
returned again and again to
the underground railroad


.ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Elder Russell W. Bates had retired in 1991 after a full
career as a civil rights activist and pastor. But people famil-
iar with the high energy dynamo weren't surprised when he
went back to work as chaplain for APCI in 1996. Retired
again since 2005, Bates told his audience on Friday not to.
take themselves too seriously, to always leave room for
laughter and adjustment. He held up his Bible, saying, 'that
means, Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.' and cited
Corinthians 10:13 as a favorite verse.


trails, guiding hundreds of
people to freedom and safety.
Sadly, it turns out, that did-
n't include two of her broth-
ers, .who turned back out of
fear on any early attempt to
escape.- .
And not hei- husband, John'
Tubman, who refused to leave
the plantation at all.
Years later she made a trip
to bring John north with her.
only to discover he had gone
and married someone else.
"But you know it," she
said, "he really wasn't worth
it. I moved on."
Tubman never gave up. At
one point there was a $40.000
bounty on her head.
She was called the
Conductor and Moses by the
people she led. When she
served with the Union Army
as a spy and a nurse, she was
called General.
In her old age, Tubman
welcomed people in need into
her home, never asking for a
thing in ,return. At one point
the household swelled to 15
people. She lived in Auburn,
N.Y., and died of pneumonia
in 1913. .
'While history and remem-
-brance were the foundation of
the lunch program, the APCI
staff's unity, teamwork, and
sense of purpose guided by
Christian principles were
recognized and congratulated.
"The worst prison is a
closed heart," Jackson said,'
quoting Pope John Paul II as.
she opened the event, acting.
as master of ceremonies'
"Service is the life blood of
every organization."
Elder Russell W. Bates, the
keynote speaker and a man
coming home again, picked
up the themes of- unity and
Christian belief.
Bates served APCI as chap-
lain for nine years, retiring in.
2004 (his second retirement
after years as a pastor and
founder of churches).
"APCI is the best correc-
tional institution in Florida,"
he said. "And it's the inmates
who say that, not just the
staff. Work here is more of a
ministry than a job."
Bates gently challenged the
audience to reach for their
better selves, to remain adapt-
able in changing circum-
stances and steady in their
faith. He quoted George
Carlin's strange tales of para-
dox Why do we have taller


buildings but shorter tempers?
Wider highways, but narrower-
minds: more degrees, but less
knowledge. Why is it we learn
to. make a living, but not a
life? - .
Let's change that, was his
message. "Let's dream togeth-
er," Bates said.


Students build green home

Continued from page 1A
Homes, who fabricate the
panels into kits for differ-
ent size homes at the site. ;B;
"The students were ."1
asking some very good
questions.," Marquart
said. "I was impressed as
an instructor."
The home could be
complete as early as the
end of the year.
"This will be the first
green, energy efficient
home in the area for
Habitat and (students)
will be able to really gain
some skills that will be.
very marketable for
- them," Jacobson said. "It
enables us to show in
some small way what the
look of energy efficient,.
high. quality, affordable .
h oui ao rid.abe News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMON
housing can look like." Lake Placid High Schol students Alex Barajas and
"It's definitely the Eduardo Rodriguez help build the foundation Saturday
wave of the future," morning for Habitat for Humanity's first green home in
Ziegler said. Avon Park.



A oi Park to add CRA director


Continued from page IA
halt a lot of our decisions
about funding until we know_
for certain we are on the
right track," she said.
-Deputy Mayor Brenda-
Gray disagreed and stated
that the CRAs should contin-"
ue with their current busi-
ness because they have
already been held up.
"I don't want to put them
on hold again. I agree that
we need to have one person-
who cani be held account-
able, but CRA. business-
should continue," Gray said.
Adelt recommended that
current Airport Director C.B.
Shirey could fill the position
temporarily until someone is,
found, and Schuler agreed.
"C.B. is knowledgeable
. and he could fill the position-
-until we select someone,"-
Schuler said.
Councilman Al Joe
Hinson questioned whether
Shirey was the right person


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"He was -involved with
CRA business before, and
we still have the same prob-
lems. You :are going to hire
somebody that started these
problems?" Hinson asked.
- Councilman Joe Wright
said he is not opposed to a
CRA director, but wanted to
be reassured that the CRA
budget would pay for the
position.
"I am not opposed to C.B.
covering !hat in the interim,
but we .need to make sure
that-we take a close look at
the budgets for the CRAs
ranrid make sure we don't.
make more mistakes,"
Wright said.
Councilman George Hall
voiced his opposition to
CRAs inl general, and reaf-
firmed his opinion that the
CRAs should be disbanded.
"I know that my opinion is
in. the minority, but I still
think.'we spend way too


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much energy and way too
much dollars on CRAs and
think we would do better by
doing away with them all
together," Hall said.
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that the CRA advisory
boards could be disbanded
and that one individual cho-
sen from each one to serve
with the council as one
board.
."Why pay somebody to
attend four meetings a
month when only one meet-
ing is needed?" Hall sug-
gested.
"There is a great deal of
redundancy that makes this
'whole thing less efficient,"
he added.
After a long discussion,
council took Adelt's recom-
mendation to allow Shirey to
oversee CRA business and to
put together a job descrip-
tion and gather salary infor-
mation.


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set for March 14 in Avon Park


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Creative Cut 'n Color, in
cooperation with Bradenton Beauty & Barber
Academy Inc. will present the "Gallery of
Changes," the third annual Multi-Cultural
Hair/Fashion Show and Gospel Fest starting
at 5:30 p.m. on March 14 at the Avon Park
Community Center.
The show will open up with Highlands
Cofinty's greatest gospel singers at 5:30 p.m.
At 7 p.m. the glamorous models will hit the
center stage showing off unique styles, cre-
ativity and cutting edge from some of our top
stylists and barbers in Highlands County and
surrounding areas. Designer clothing will be
by NK Creation..
The show will be presenting Bradenton
Beauty & Barber Academy of Sebring stu-
dents displaying their talent, knowledge and


professionalism they have learned from the
school, which
Jackie.Lockhart, an instructor and owner of
Creative Cut 'n Color, said the school offers a
high quality education and skilled instructors.
The school is under Patty Geldamez, the new
owner.
The emcee will be Shirley Johnson, a 1975
graduate of John Robert Powers of Rochester,
New York.
There will be a lot of door prizes and cash
giveaways. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at
the door. Tickets are being sold at Creative
Cut, n Color 801 US 27, Suite 3, Avon Park
(443-4208 or 453-3444); Bradenton Beauty
Academy, 135 US 27, Sebring (471-0370);
Islands Grocery 801 US 27, Avon Park (452-
9905); Tikia Lodge (863-399-2966) and Hair
Reflections (314-9222).


Acousti Engineering to open Venice branch


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ORLANDO Acousti
Engineering Company of
Florida is opening a new
office in Venice, which will
join the Acousti family of 11
offices located throughout
the state of Florida and will
Service the construction
needs of Sarasota, Hardee,
Desoto, Manatee, Highlands
and Charlotte counties.
Acousti is a full-service
interior. finish, contractor that


specializes in acoustical ceil-
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drywall, folding and
demountable partitions,
acoustical wall panels, carpet
and resilient flooring that has
been meeting the needs of the
commercial construction
industry for more than 63
years. ,"
The Venice branch will be
located' at 1060 Knights Trail,
Venice, FL 34275 and will
be staffed by Robert


Cameron, Steve Stowell and
Joe Lamielle. The trio have
in excess of 75 years as proj-
ect managers of interior fin-
ish construction experience
between them.
The Venice branch will
operate as a sub-branch under
the management oversight of
Vice President George'Estes.
Contact Estes at
georgeestes@acousti.com, or
call 239-322-1610..


Daisy Appreciation Day at Arc


Courtesy photo
: Ridge Area Arc consumers (from left) Ronald Gladson, Ronnie James and Sandra
Harper tag daisies for Daisy Appreciation Day on Feb. 20 at Ridge Area Arc in Avon
Park. Several consumers, staff and families showed their appreciation to one another by
purchasing daisies for 50 cents and the consumers delivered more than 525 flowers
that day. It was a valuable lesson in teaching everyone how to show appreciation to one
another in a small way. Ridge Area Arc Self-Advocacy Committee sponsored the event
and raised almost (200 to help with activities at Arc. Jimmy's Flower Shop in Avon
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Stevens Construction Inc. has completed the renovation of the catheterization lab at the.
Florida Hospital Heartland Division.

Stevens Construction completes

ninth Florida Hospital project


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Stevens Construction Inc. has
completed the renovation of the catheteriza-
tion lab at the Florida 'Hospital Heartland
Division, announced Mark Stevens, company
president.
Designed by Burt Hill/Pollock Kreig
Architects Inc., the project included an
upgrade of the existing cath lab and the addi-
tion of a second lab. The new space features
'lead-lined doors, windows and walls, provid-
ing employees and visitors protection from
X-rays occurring within the lab.
This project was inspected and licensed by
the Agency for Health, Care Administration
(AHCA), which ensures regulatory compli-
ance for health care facilities throughout
Florida.
Christopher Cooke of Stevens


Construction was the project manager, Mike
Bussiere was the superintendent, and Lizette
Martin was the project administrator.
This is Stevens Construction's ninth proj-
ect for Florida Hospital. The company also
built a 36-bed, 50,000-square-foot expansion
and remodeled a free-standing medical office
on the hospital's Sebring campus.
Based in Fort Myers, Stevens Construction
specializes in providing construction manage-
ment, general contracting, and consulting
services to clients and design professionals.
Other services include site and design team
selection, budgeting, project scheduling, per-
mitting, cost and quality control, and warran-
ty service. The company builds commercial,
health care and hospitality facilities. For
information, visit www.stevensconstruction-
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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 mall
them to News-Sun Community
Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, FL 33870.

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music Is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. Post Is at 528 N. Pine.
St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
* Lions Club will have
country and bluegrass music
from 2-4 p.m. Sunday,
instead of at the Shriners.
Bands featured on alternate
Sunday will be Just Country
and Memory Makers. For
information, call 471-2288.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Cards start at 4 p.m.
Music outside Tiki Hut at 3
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room No. 3 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N.
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. No
dues, fees or weigh-ins. For
details on the organization, go
to www.oa. org.
* Ridge Area Missionary
Soldiers Avon Park
Pathfinder Club meets from 9
a.m. to noon every first and
third Sunday at 58,E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call.
471-2143.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring..
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
open and kitchen open from 2-
5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
* Society for Creative
Anachronism (Local
Chapter: Shire of Stagridge)
meets at 2 p.m. first and third
Sunday at Brewster's Coffee
House on U.S. 27 in Sebring.
For details, call 214-5522.
* The Artists' Group at
South, Florida Community
College will hold a critique clin
ic the first Sunday of every
month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel
Jacaranda, Avon Park.
Professional local artists will
discuss and evaluate partici-
pants' paintings. The fee is $5
with a two painting limit. For
more information, call 784-
7346.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
SLake Placid, For details, call
699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakevlew Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-
8902.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
i Church, Lakeshore Drive,
i Sebring. For more details, call
S385-8807.


* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
i Park. For details, call 385-
3444.


Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
Ambucs, a local charity that
assists people with disabilities,
meets at noon every first
Monday at R.J. Gator's Sea
Grill and Bar, Sebring. The
meeting is open to the public.
For details, call 386-4387.
American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion
and auxiliary boards meet at 6
p.m. General meeting at 7
p.m. For details, call 465-7940.
American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-
1448.
Avon Park Veterans Honor
Guard meets first Monday at
the American Legion Post 69,
Avon Park. For details, call
382-0315,.
Boy Scout Troop 482
r meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave.,
Lake Placid.
Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21,.are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
capers @earthlink.net.
Corvette Cruisers meets at
6:30 p.m. first and third
Monday at the Dairy Queen in
front of The Home Depot,
Sebring. For details, call Ed
Robson at 655-2092.
Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first
and third Monday at Sebring
Civic Center from December
through April. There will be
alternating mainstream and
plus dancing with rounds.
Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn @samdunn. net.
Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special nbeds, which
resumes in September.
Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m:
every Monday at S bring High
School band room.
Experienced musicians are
welcome. Vic Anderson and
Colorado Paniagua conduct-
ing. Call 314-8877.
Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
Highlands County Rotary
Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant,
Commerce Street, Sebring.
Highlands Stamp Club
meets at 1 p.m. the first
Monday at Christ Fellowship
Church, 2935 New Life Way,
Sebring. Guests are welcome.
Talk and swap meeting will fol-
low the regular meeting. For
details, call Al Marks at 699-
6682.
Hope Hospice free grief
support group meets at 2 p.m.
at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park.
Insulin Pump Support
Group meets from 3:30-5:30
p.m. first Monday at
Conference Room 2, Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, 4200 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring. For details, call
402-0177.
Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and


Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Democratic
Club meets at 6 p.m. first
Monday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for
details.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661


opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music Is
from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
10:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help group for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon.
Park. Meetings held first and
third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous,
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* National Association for
Advancement of Colored
People, Highlands County
Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401:
Tulane, Avon Park.
* Patriots Chapter, Daughter
of the American Revolution
meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first
Monday of each month
September through May at the
Church of the Redeemer
Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly
across from Wells Motor
Company, three-tenths of a
mile north of the South Florida
Community College stoplight.
Call 471-2096.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m.,
Savannah's restaurant in
Sebring. For details, call
Darrell Peer at 385-0107.
* Sebring AARP meets 1:30
p.m., The Palms, Pine Street,
Sebring.
* Sebring Historical Society
open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m,


Monday-Friday. Located in
back side of Sebring Public
Library building on Lake
Jackson. For Information, call
471-2522.
* Sebring Optimist Club
meets at 6:15 p.m. first and
third Mondays at various loca-
tions. For details, call Gabriel
Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke
at 381-3514.
* Sebring Women of the
Moose has chapter meeting at
7 p.m. Monday at the lodge,
11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 382-8782.
I Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has a joint officers meeting on
the first Monday of each
month at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages from 1 p.m. to clos-
ing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring.
The Women of the Moose
meets at 7 p.m. the first
Monday for chapter enroll- /
ment, refreshments and trivia
pursuit. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Toby's Clown Alley has its
regular monthly board meeting
at 7 p.m. the first Monday at
the Clown Foundation, 109 W.
Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 632, Sebring meets at,
3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall
at the First Baptist Church of
Lake Josephine, Sebring. For
details, call Judy. O'Boyle at
840-1331.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.

TUESDAY
* Al-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and
Twelve Step study at noon,
Union Congregational Church,
105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* American Legion.Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard and euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
\


open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. In the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Avon Park Lions Club
meets 6:45 p.m., dinner Includ-
ed, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell
St., Avon Park.
* Busy Bee Craft Club meets
9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun
'N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. For
more details, call 382-8431.
* Buttonwood Bay offers
"Plus" country square dance
lessons every Tuesday at 3
p.m. in their rec. center, For
more information call Vern
Wright at 655-2634.
* Celebrate Recovery meets
every Tuesday night at "The
Rock," Union Congregational
Church, 28 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park. A barbecue meal is
served at 6 p.m. for a dona-.
tion. At 6:45 p.m., members
meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group
breaks up into small groups for
men and women. The program
is designed for drug and alco-
hol addiction, divorce, death or
illness grief, low or lost self.-
esteem or identity due to dys-
functional relationships,
depression/anxiety, or any
other need for healing. For
details, contact Celebrate
Recovery coordinator Pam
Sim by calling 453-3345, ext.
106.
* Fleet Reserve Association
Board of Directors Heartland
Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m.,
Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland
Ave., Sebring. Regular meet-
ing, first Tuesday after board
of directors meeting. Call 471-
6109 for details.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Florida Native Plant
Society meets at 7 p.m. the
first Tuesday in Conference
Room 3 at the Highlands


County Agri-Civic Center, 4509
George Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call Roy Stewart at
(863) 632-0914.
* Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus meets
from 7-9 p.m. in the Sebring
High School Chorus Room,
Sebring. All men who enjoy
singing are Invited.
* Heartland Insulin Pump
Support Group meets the first
Tuesday of the month at 3:00
p.m. at the American Red
Cross Building, 105 Medical
Way, Sebring. If you would like
more Information on Insulin
pumps or are a pump wearer.
and would like to share Ideas
and suggestions, please join
us. For more information, con-.
tact Kathy McNeil at 414-6444.
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals from 5-
7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 34
bf Avon Park South Florida
Community College auditori-
um. New members welcome.
Call conductor Bryan Johnson
at 638-7231.
* Highlands County
Adoption Support Group
meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first
Tuesday at Quality Inn &
Suites Conference Center,
6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring.
Call 382-0352.
* Highlands County Lodge
of the Order Sons and
Daughters of Italy in
America meets the first
Tuesday of each month at
Visions ADT in Sebring. The
officers meet at 6 p.m. and the
general meeting will follow at 7
p.m. Call 402-0048.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets on the first and
third Tuesday of each month
at the Women's Club of
Sebring on Lakeview Drive,
across from Veterans' Beach,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For
information, call 471-0694 or
e-mail sbrihgquilter@emnbarq-
mail com
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4:30 p.m. at
Southern Lifestyle ALF, across
U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital
Lake Placid.
* Italian-American Social
Club of Highlands County
meets the first Tuesday of
each month at Visions ADT.
Officers meet at 6:30 p.m..
with general meeting (men and
women) at 7 p.m. Call Jeanne
at 382-1945.










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1050 Legals
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001649GCS
NOTICE OF ACTION
FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT HILL, ETAL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT HILL
Whose residence Is: 3311 GERBER AVE-
NUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 & 6600 OLD
PLANTATION AVE., SEBRING, FL 33876
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT HILL
Whose residence is: 3311 GERBER AVE-
NUE, 'LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 & 6600 OLD
PLANTATION AVE., SEBRING, FL 33876
If alive, and If dead, all parties claiming Inter-
est by, through, under or against ROBERT
HILL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT HILL
and all parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or Interest in the property described
herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following descri-
bed property:
LOT 13, BLOCK 355, LEISURE LAKES SEC-
TION SEVENTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 15, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 3311 GERBER AVENUE, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FL 33852
has been filed against you and you arere re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, If any, to It, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address Is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before March 20, 2009, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or Imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded In
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 16th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
February 22; March 4, 2009


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


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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-003-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CELIA VEGA A/K/A CELIA F. VEGA; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CELIA VEGA A/K/A
CELIA F. VEGA; LISVANYS SORMELLER
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISVANYS
SORMELLER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CELIA VEGA AK/A CELIA F. VEGA; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CELIA VEGA A/K/A
CELIA F. VEGA; LISVANYS SORMELLER UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF LISVANYS SORMELLER;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/Is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, If any, In the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, within thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described property, to.
wit:
LOT 9, BLOCK 60, OF SEBRING COUNTRY
ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
4701 SHAMROCK STREET
SEBRING, FL 33872
If you fall to file your answer or written de-
fenses In the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In-the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 10th day
of FEBRUARY, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Is/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk


1050 -Leg
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
Ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
February 22; March 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2008-CA-500GCS
Division:
INDYMAC BANK F.S.B.,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
ZARINA UMAR, et al,
Defendant(s)'
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ZARINA UMAR
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 8121 N.W. 47TH
COURT
LAUDERHILL, FL 33351
CURRENT ADDRESS: 8121 N.W. 47TH
COURT
LAUDERHILL, FL 33351
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ZARINA UMAR
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 8121 N.W. 47TH
COURT
LAUDERHILL, FL 33351
CURRENT ADDRESS. 8121 N.W. 47TH
COURT
LAUDERHILL, FL 33351
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 9, BLOCK 50, UNIT 15, ORANGE
BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, If
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address Is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 20th day of June, 2009.
ROBERT GERMAINE
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla MIchalak
As Deputy Clerk
March 1, 8, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1439-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUFUS F. COX; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RUFUS F. COX; MICHELLE J. COX; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE J. COX;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALb
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RUFUS F. COX; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RUFUS F. COX; MICHELLE J. COX; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE J. COX; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, In the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, within thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described property, to
wit:
TRACT 3, BLOCK 4, FLORIDA HIGHLANDS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
2524 UPSON AVE.
LORIDA, FL 33857
If you fall to file your answer or written de-
fenses In the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 10th day
of FEBRUARY, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-


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February 22; March 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001621 GCS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2007-FXD1 ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FXD1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THOMAS D. BERTONIERE, ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THOMAS D. BERTONIERE
Whose residence is: 5335 WHIPPOOR-
WILL RD., SEBRING, FL 33875 & 4653 NW
66TH DR., CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33067
TO: KATHRYN L. BERTONIERE
Whose residence is: 5335 WHIPPOOR-
WILL RD., SEBRING, FL 33875
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming inter-
est by, through, under or against THOMAS D.
BERTONIERE and KATHRYN L. BERTONIERE
and all parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property described
herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following descri-
bed property:'
SEE EXHIBIT "A" ATTACHED HERETO
Exhibit "A"
A Portion Of Section 2, Township 36 South,
Range. 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, de-
scribed as follows: Commence at the South-
east Corner of Section 2, Township 36 South,
Range 28 East; thence run S 83031'25" W
along the South Line of Section 2 for a dis-
tance of 3,992.28 feet for POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence continue S 83031'25" W along
said South Line of Section 2 for a distance of
338.07 feet; thence N 0*08'50" W and parallel
with the East Line of Section 2 for a distance
of 1,296.39 feet to a point on the South line of
an existing 50.00 foot Private Road Easement;
thence run N 83031'22" E along the. South.
right of way Line of said 50.00 foot Private
Road Easement for a distance of 338.07 feet;
thence run S 0008'50" E parallel with the East
Line of Section 2 for a distance of 1,296.40
feet to POINT OF BEGINNING.
Less and Except the Following:
A Portion of Section 2, Township 36 South,
Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the Southeast Corner of Sec-
tion 2,. Township 36 South, Range 28 East;
thence run S 8331'25" W and along the
South Line of Section 2 for- a Distance of
4330.35 feet; thence N 00*08'50" W and par-
allel with the East Line of Section 2 for a dis'-
'tance of,1037.11 feet for the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; thence continue N 00008'50" W a
distance of 259.28 feet to a point on the South
Line of an existing 50 foot-private road ease-
.ment; thence run N 83031'22" E along the
South right of way line of said existing private
road easement for a distance of 338.07 feet;
thence S 0008'50" E and parallel with the
East Line of Section 2 for a distance of 259.28
feet; thence S 8331'22" W for a distance of
338.07 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Together with a 50 foot wide perpetual, non-
exclusive road easement for ingress and
egress over the existing private road that be-
gins at Payne Road on the East Line of Sec-
tion 2, meanders in a Westerly direction
across the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast
Quarter of Section 2 and along the Northern
Boundary Line bf the above described proper-
ty to the Highlands County Marl Pit inSection
3, all in Township 36'South, Range 29 E,
Highlands County, Florida, which easement is
also expressly reserved to the grantor, Its
heirs, successors, and assigns, TOGETHER
with the easement recorded in O.R. Book
1517, Page'790, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
a/k/a 5335 WHIPPOORWILL RD:, SEBR-
ING, FL 33875
has been filed against you and you are re-
Squired to.serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling
Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before March 28, 2009, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against-you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 10th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/.Annette E. Daff
As Deputy-Clerk
February 22; March 4,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-71
IN RE: ESTATE OF ,
BETTY SUE CLINE, a/k/a
BETTY SUE JONES CLINE,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BETTY SUE
CLINE, a/k/a BETTY SUE JONES CLINE, de-
ceased, whose .date of death was November
21, 2008, File Number PC 09-71, is pending in
the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue. 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 has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having clairhs 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 WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: March 1,2009.
Personal Representative:
HENRYETTA L. WILBER
734 Upland Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.


Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
March 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-72
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DELORIS T. CARSON, a/k/a
DELORIS CARSON
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DELORIS
T. CARSON, a/k/a DELORIS CARSON, de-
ceased, whose date of death was December 7,
2008, File Number PC 09-72, is pending In the
Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which Is 430
S. Commerce Avenue. The names and ad-
dresses of the co-personal representative and
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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 has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.:
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of-this notice
is: March 1, 2009.
Co-Personal Representatives
DARRELL EDWARD CARSON
2751 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
JOHN RUSSELL CARSON
2449 Tree Ridge Lane
Orlando, FL 32817
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
March 1, 8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-70
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM SAMUEL WINTERBOTTOM,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WILLIAM
SAMUEL WINTERBOTTOM, deceased, whose
date of death was June 15, 2008, File Number,
PC 09-70, is pending In the Circuit Court for
HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 430 S. Com-
merce Avenue. The names and addresses of
the co-personal representative and the co-per-
sonal 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 has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE .FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: March 1, 2009.
Co-Personal Representatives:
JAMES WILLIAM WINTERBOTTOM
859 Watson Road So.
Arkell, ON NOB 1CO
LISA ELLEN COOK
26 Myrtleville Dr.
Brantford, ON N3V 10C2
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES; P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
March 1,8,2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-556GCS
BANK OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EMILE ZACCARIA, et al,
Defendantss. -
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure, dat-
ed February 9, 2009 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-556GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, is the Plaintiff, and EMILE ZACCA-
RIA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY -ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE at 11:00 AM, on the 10th day of March,
2009, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 5, IN BLOCK 230, OF EAST-PALM-
HURST, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3449 ELLINGTON AVENUE, SEBR-
ING, FL 33870
Any person claiming an Interest In the sur-
plutis from the sale, if any, other than the'
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 11,2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08034589 BANKAMERICA2-FNMA-B-lcurry
*See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
February 22; March 1,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT


OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000045GCS
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDERS OF MASTR
ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-3
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
LEE'RIVERA; MELINDA RIVERA; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; LANCASTER MORTGAGE
BANKERS, LLC; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a


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Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed February 9, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
08000045GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of March, 2009
the following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE WEST 40 FEET OF LOT 2 AND LOT 1,
LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY FOR MEMORIAL
DRIVE, F/K/A DEVONSHIRE ROAD, IN BLOCK
295, OF LAKE SEBRING SHEET 1, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after.
the sale.
Dated this 11th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL' 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-22817(ASCF)
February'22; March 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-08-001151
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
Plaintiff,
-vs-
WENDY ZEBALLOS; BLUE HERON
SUBDIVISION, INC.; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC., and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the above-
named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, will on the lOthkA ay of MJ.riA
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in'the Jury As-
sembly Room in the basement'of the High-
lands County Courthouse located at 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
ing-described property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 156, Blue Heron Golf and .Country
Club, according to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 78, Public Re-
cords of Highlands Cbunty, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
a case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, if any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendeos, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within
60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal. of
said Court this 11th day of February, 2009.
If you are a person with a disability-who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, atno
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (941) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; If
you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD)
(941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
February 22; March 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
.OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000596
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST.
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2005-FFH3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-FFH3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HAROLD T. AUSTIN and
NORA M. AUSTIN, his wife, et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure In-
cluding Award of Attorneys' Fees and Costs
dated February 9, 2009, entered in Case
No.28-2008-CA-000596 of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and. for HIGH-
LANDS'County, Sebring, Florida wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPA-
NY AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-FFH3, AS-
SET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-
FFH3, is the Plaintiff and HAROLD T. AUSTIN
, NORA M. AUSTIN, AQUA FINANCE, INC., a
WISCONSIN CORPORATION, AS ASSIGNEE
OF DISCOVERY MARKETING & DISTRIBUT-
ING, INC. AND CURRENT RESIDENT Is/are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue In Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on Mon-
day, the 16th day of March, 2009, the follow-
Ing described property as set forth In said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure In-
cluding award of Attorneys' Fees and Costs,
to-wit:
Lot 91, SEBRING HILLS, according to the
Plat recorded In Plat Book 6, Page 2, of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
Dated this 10th day of FEBRUARY, 2009.
L. E."LUKE" BROKER
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
AWILDA ESTERAS, ESQUIRE
ADORNO & YOSS LLP
P.O. Box143107
Miami, Florida 33134-3107, (305) 460-1100
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons
needing a special accommodation to partici-
pate In this proceeding should contact, the
Clerk of Court's Office at 430 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701,
Telephone 941-386-6566 not later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER.AS OF
THE DATE OF THE ULS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
March 1,8, 2009


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THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN ANgIOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-512GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN
TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF ARGENT SECURITIES
INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ERIN PISKLO BASS, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed February 16, 2009 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-512GCS of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-.
LANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE, IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF ARGENT SECURITIES INC., AS-'
SET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-M1, is the Plaintiff, and
ERIN PISKLO BASS; MATTHEW JOHN BASS,
SR.; ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
17th day of March, 2009, the following descri-
bed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment: '
LOT 24, BLOCK 143, LAKEWOOD TERRA-
CES SHEET #3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED. IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 4301 THOMPSON AVENUE, SEBR-
ING, FL 33875
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus frpm the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND an'd the. seal of this
Court on February 17, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default-Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08029884 AMERIQUEST-CQNV-R-elayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A:, P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en '(7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
March 1, 8, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO. 08001222GC5 -
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
-COMPANY, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL
CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE ON BE-
HALF OF GSR MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-OA1,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
KEVIN B. TAYLOR; ANDREA U. TAYLOR;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February
9, 2009, and entered .in Case No.
08001222GCS of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, NOT IN ITS IN-
DIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS
TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF GSR MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2006-OA1, is a Plaintiff and. KE-
VIN B. TAYLOR; ANDREA U. TAYLOR; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2
are the Defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce
Ave., Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00
A.M. on March 10, 2009, the following descri-
bed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 23, IN BLOCK 9, OF HARDER HALL
COUNTRY CLUB II, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 13, AT PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale; if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the lis pendens
must file a claim 'within 60 days after the sale.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/. Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 10th day of February, 2009.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida .33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
February 22; March 1, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.28-2008-CA-318-GCS
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
PETER VITO CUSUMANO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PETER VITO CUSUMANO IF ANY;
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 INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO.; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE'AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed January 12, 2009, entered In Civil Case No.
28-2008-CA-318-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 16th day of
March, 2009 the following described property
as set forth In said Summary Final Judgment,


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to-wit:
LOT 35, BLOCK 263, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after.
the sale.
Dated this 12th day of January, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-35353(NCM) FNM
March 1, 8, 2009


THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000779
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSHUA T. STRUSZ, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed February 16, 2009 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-000779 of the Circuit Court. of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff, and JOSHUA T.
STRUSZ; VANESSA L. STRUSZ; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of
March, 2009, the-following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 447, SEBRING HILLS, -ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 213 SWALLOW AVENUE, SEBRING,
J FL 33872
: Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty, (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 17, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08052327 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the individual or agency
sending the noticeat Echevarria & Associates,
:PA., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
March 1, 8, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000686
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NICOLE CHRISTIANA A/K/A NICOLE
M. CHRISTIANA A/K/A NICOLE
MONICA CHRISTIANA, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE -
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dat-
ed February 16, 2009 and entered in Case No.
28-2008-CA-000686 of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION, is the Plaintiff, and NICOLE CHRIS,
TIANA A/K/A NICOLE M. CHRISTIANA A/K/A
NICOLE MONICA CHRISTIANA; HIGHLANDS
INDEPENDENT BANK; AVON PARK LAKES
ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 17th day of March, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOTS 8959 AND 8960, AVON PARK
LAKES, UNIT NO. 27, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS'
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2620 N. Hewlett Road, Avon Park,
FL 33825
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) 'days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on February 17, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08044357 TAYLOR-SPECFHLMC-R-ejayska
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
Ing should contact the individual or agericy
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later tlan sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
March 1,8,2009
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS hereby given that Downtown Mini
Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195
S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, FL at 1:00p.m.
Saturday, March 7th, 2009 to the highest bid-
der. Items held for Mary Crews. Tools, 2 elec-
tric guitars, toys, clothes, sporting goods &
boxes of unknown contents.
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IN THE-CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-1266-GCS
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III
Plaintiff,
-vs-
JAMES E. BONEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JAMES E. BONEY; BRENDA BONEY; and
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES,
including, if a named defendant is deceased,
the personal representatives, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by, through,
under or against that defendant, and all
claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any ol'the above
named or described defendants
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Order or Final Judgment entered in this
cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida, I will sell the property situated in
Highlands County, Florida, described as:
LOT 22, LESS AND EXCEPT THE NORTH-
WESTERLY 20 FEET THEREOF, AND ALL OF
LOT 23, BLOCK 267, OF LAKE SEBRING-SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 15, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF' HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, COM-
MENCE AT THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER
OF LOT 23, BLOCK 267, AS THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE RUN IN A NORTH-
WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE RIGHT-
OF-WAY OF CROYDON ROAD ALONG A
CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF
980.37 FEET AND ARC DISTANCE OF 80 FEET
TO A POINT; THENCE S 54 DEGREES 12 MIN.
29 SEC. W FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.94 FEET
TO A POINT OF THE REAR LOT LINE OF LOT
22; THENCE RUN S 37 DEGREES,51 MIN.49
SEC. E ALONG SAID LINE FOR A DISTANCE
OF 88.27 FEET TO THE MOST SOUTHERLY
CORNER OF LOT 23; THENCE RUN N 50 QE-
GREES 28 MIN. 20 SEC. E ALONG THE
SOUTHEASTERLY LOT LINE OF LOT 23 FOR A
DISTANCE OF 126.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash,, in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house, 430 S. Commerce Street, Sebring,
Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on March 16th,
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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED this 18th day of February, 2009.
Luke E. Brooker
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A. Deputy Clerk
Attorney at Law
ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE
6255 East Fowler Avenue
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Florida Bar #861472
813/980-6302
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special ac-
comimodation to participate in this Hearing
should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding
via the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-
8771.
-March 1,8,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No. GC08-673
MERCANTILE BANK, etc.,
Plaintiff,
v.
PATRICIA MUCHOKI, et al.,
Defendants. '
NOTICE OF SALE .
Notice'is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Summary Judgment entered in the above-
styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands
County, Florida, the Clerk of Highlands County
will sell the property situated in Highlands
County, Florida, described as:
Description of Mortgaged and
Personal Property
Lot 2, Block 291, Placid 'Lakes Section
Twenty, according to the map or plat.thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 9 at Page 31 of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida.
The street address of which is 1265 Dry
Tortugas Street, Lake Placid, Florida 33852.
at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for
cash, on the front entrance of the Highlands
County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 *on
March 17th, 2009 at 1 0O0 a.m.
Dated: February 17th, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
funds 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.
L.E."Luke" Brooker
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Highlands County, Florida
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
March 1,8,2009
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
WATER CONTROL PLAN
The Spring Lake Board of Supervisors will
conduct a Board Workshop and Meeting on
Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 3:00 P.M. at
the Spring Lake Community Center, 209
Spring lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida
33876. This an open, public meeting for any-
one interested in attending. The workshop will
focus on the updated Water Control Plan; vari-
ous funding options; and the golf course land
acquisition option. Presenters will be Craig
Whathell, District Advisor, Wrathell, Hunt and
Associates; Gary Ritter, Director, SFWMD
Okeechobee District office; Gene Schriner,
President, Craig A. Smith Engineers; and Wil-
liam Nielander, District Attorney. This date re-
places the. original Board meeting, date of
March 11,2009.
EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT
THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON
MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT. A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE,
INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
.............. ..............
The following legal notices are from the Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published In the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
bids In the County Purchasing Department for:
ITB No. 09-028 OLD STATE ROAD # 8 ROADWAY
IMPROVEMENTS
PROJECT No. 04074
Copies of the drawings, specifications, and othei Con-
tract Documents are on file and available for public in-
spection at the office of the Engineer of Record
(EOR), Chastain-Skillman, Inc., 363 U.S. Highway 27
South, Sebring, Florida 33870-2140, (863) 382-4160.
Copies of the drawings and specifications may be ob-
.talned from the above location upon payment qf
$100.00, Including sales tax for each set. No partial
sets will be issued. Specifications may also be re-
viewed, any questions regarding this ITB, bid submit-
tal procedures and insurance requirements can be
clarified by the office of Mr. Gerald (Jed) Secory, Di-
rector, Highlands County General Services / Purchas-
ing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, 33875-
5803, 863-402-6523, Fax: 6735, or by E-Mail: gseco
A NON-MANDATORY Pra-BId meetInn will be held at
10:00 A.M. on Wednesday. March 11. 2009 in the
Highlands County General Services/Purchasing De-
partment Conference Room, 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, 33875-5803 Sebring, Florida 33870. All po-
tentlal bidders are encouraged attend this meeting.
Submit one Ill orlolinal and three (31 copies of your
bid form, bid security and other required data In a
sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and
name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal,
Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchas-
ing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL
33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than
2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 26, 2009 at which time
they will be opened. Bids received later than the date
and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will'
not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that
are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mall
or any other type of delivery service. One or more
County Commissioners may be In attendance at either
or both of the above meetings. Highlands County Lo-
cal Preference Policy will apply to the award of this
bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids
on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or
thbler's Check In an amount of five percent (5%) of
i bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00.
If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a
Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must
be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications
to do business In the State of Florida, In accordance
with F.S. 489. The principal features of the Project
are:
UNIT PRICE BID: To provide all labor, materials and
equipment to widen and overlay Old State Road # 8
from Sheppard road to Kelly Road less 2140 feet at
Toni Drive: The work consists of constructing paved
shoulders, new pavement surface and minor swale
Improvements.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves:the right to accept or
reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award is made, will be made to the most
responsive and responsible bidder whose, bid and
qualifications Indicate that the award will be in the
best Interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves
the right to waive Irregularities in the bid.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands'
County; Florida, does not-discriminate upon the basis
.of any individual's disability status; This non-discrim-
Inatlon policy Involves'every-.spect- of the Board's -
functions, Including one's access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities.
Highlands County is an equal opportunity employer, a
fair housing advocate and a handicap accessible juris-
diction. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the .Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes' should con-
tact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-
6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by
e-mail: Imlnor@hebacora. Requests for CART or. in-.
terpreter services should be made at least 24 hours In
advance to permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
.Highlands County, Florida
Websitea www.hcbcc.ne
W.eb-e--:.-March 1,8, 2009"
HIGHLANDS COUNTY -
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
The Board of County uomrmi~ssioner (BCC), High-.
lands County, Sebring, Fiorloa .i, receive sealed
bids In the County Purchasing Department for:
ITB 09-040 ON-SITE OR REMOTE SHREDDING OF
WASTE TIRES FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY LANDFILL
NIGP CODE No. 962-84
Specilfcion msmy be oburiaed by downloading from
our website: w.hcbcc.net or by contacting: 'Oan-_
Selle Gilbert, CPPB, Purchasing Analyst/Highlands.
County General Services/Purchasing Department
4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803
Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail:
dollbert@hchcc.oio Bid envelopes must be sealed and
marked with the bid number and name so as to identi-
ty the enclosed, bids. Bids must be delivered to the
Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach
said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March
19, 2009 at which time they will be opened. Bids re-
ceived later than the date and time as specified will be.
rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the
late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed,
delivered in person, by mall or any 6ther type of deliv-
ery, service. One or more County Commissioners may
be 16 attendance at the above bid opening. Highlands
County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award
of this ITB. The Highlands County Board of County
Commissioners (HCBCC) reserves the right to accept,
or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the
award, if an award Is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indi-
cate that the award will be in the best Interest of High-
lands County. The Board reserves the right to waive
Irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Com-
missioners -of Highlands County, Florida,. does not
discriminate upon the basis of any Individual's disa-
bility status. This non-discrimination policy involves
every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's
access to, participation, employment or treatment In
its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasona-
ble accommodation as provided for in the Americans
with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Stat-
utes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordi-
nator at: 863-402-6509 (Volce),.863-402-6508 (TTY),
or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: J&iL
unorhcrhccrgc. Requests for CART or Interpreter
services should be made at east 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination'of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
Website:w am oc.nu March 1,8, 2009.

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
INVITATION TO BID (ITB)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring. Florida, will receive sealed
bids In the County Purchasing Department for the fol-
Slowing Annual Bids: *
ITB 09-041 GOVERNMENT CENTER HEATING, VEN-
TILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING
(HVAC) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
SERVICES
RE-BID 09-026 NIGP CODE No. 031
Specifications may be obtained by downloading from
our website: w.bcbcc nut or by contacting: Gerald
(Jed) Secory, Director, Highlands County General
Services/Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebdng, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523;
Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: osecorvahcbcc.ora
or Purchasing Analyst, Danlelle Gilbert, CPPB, Phone:
863-402-6524, E-Mail: dobert@heobcc.ora
A Mandlator PremBId meeting will be held at Z.'00
P.M. on Wednesday. March 11. 2009 at the High-
lands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed
bids. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County
Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring,
FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later


than 2:00 P.M.. Thurday. March 26. 2009. at which
time they will be opened. Bids received later than the
date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board
will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids
that.are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by
mail or any other type of delivery service. One or
more County Commissioners may be in attendance at
the above bid openings. Highlands County Local Pref-
erence Policy will apply to the award of this ITB.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award
Is made, will be made to the most responsive and re-
sponsible bidder whose bid and qualifications Indicate
that the award will be In the best interest of Highlands
County. The Board reserves the right to waive Irregu-
larities in the bid. The Board of County Commission-
ers of Highlands County, Florida, does not discrimi-
nate upon the basis of any individual's disability sta-
tus. This non-discrimination policy Involves every as-
pect of the Board's functions, including one's access
to, participation, employment or treatment in its pro-
--grams or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable-ac-
commodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator
at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service
711, or by e-mail: Jminor@hcbcc.ora. Requests for
CART or Interpreter services should be made at least
24 hours In advance to permit coordination of the


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ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Must be experi-
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proficiency Call 8 am 4 pm, 863-635-3668.
ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS
FROM HOME! Year-round Workl Excellent
Pay! No Experiencel Top US Companyl Glue
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BODYGUARDS COUNTER ASSAULT
TEAMS! Needed USA & OVERSEAS $119-
$220K/year. Bodyguards $250-750/day; 18 or
older. 615-885-8960 or 615-942-6978
ext. 600 www.nternationalExecutives.NET

C.N.A.'s NEEDED F/T
Caring, dependable and reliable C.N.A.'s
needed for a.79 bed SNF. If you fit this
profile and enjoy working With the elderly,
COME JOIN THE HARDEE MANOR
HEALTHCARE TEAM
Apply in person, call or fax resume:
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, Fl 33873
863-773-3231
Fax: 863-773-0959

CDL DRIVER. CLASS A
airbrakeke endorsement)
Must have 2 years minimum exp,
clean driving record. Local driving.
Drug-free workplace (863)385-6709
COMCAST SALES REPS
We are authorized to sell for Comcast Cable
and we need Residential Sales Reps
Immedlatelylll You'll be responsible for new
customer acquisition through door-to-door
sales activity. Flexible full-time positions
available, $900+ weekly earning potential.
Call now for an Interview today:
(866) 323-9416


2100 Help Wanted
DATA ENTRY PROCESSORS NEEDED!I
Earn $3,500 $5,000 Weekly Working from
Homel Guaranteed Paychecks! No Experience
Necessary Positions Available Today!
Register Online Nowl www.DataPositions.com
EXPERIENCED DECORATOR NEEDED
Call 863-382-3933 to set up an interview.
Exoerlenced Medical Secretary wanted for
fast paced oncology/hematology office.
Must be a self-starter and multi-tasking is
required. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Good benefits and competitive salary.
Fax resume to 863-385-6086.
Florida Mentor Inc. is seeking a Live-In Home
Manager for it's 6-Bed facility (DD/MR)
located in Mulberry, Fl. Group Home
experience, supervisory skills and knowledge
of Behavioral Concepts is highly desired. We
offer a competitive salary, full benefit package
and a friendly atmosphere. H.S. diploma,
clean criminal background and a valid Fl.
Drivers license are required. Please Call Scofftt
at 863- 452-5141 or fax resume to
863-452-6514.
Florida Mentor Inc. is seeking a Home
Manager for it's 6-bed facility (DD/MR) in
Mulberry, Fl. Group Home experience,
supervisory skills and knowledge of behavior
concepts preferred. H.S. diploma, valid Fl.
Drivers License and clean criminal back-
ground are required. Please contact Scott at
863-452-5141 or fax resume to
.. 863-452-6514, .


FT Legal Asst. needed with experience In real
estate/title work. Probate and guardianship
experience a plus. Pleasant atmosphere.
Benefits Include 401K & medical.
Email resume to mbrown@morrellca.com
or fax to 863-802-5312


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


LUBE TECH
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
at Lakeshore Car Wash, Sebring.-
Good pay with bonuses. Good working
environment. Fax resume to:
863-324-5669



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General Labor Construction
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Office Hours 6:00 A.M. 6 P.M.

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471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Movie Extras/Models Needed! Earn $100-
$300 per day. No Experience Required.
PT/FT. All Looks and Ages Needed.
Call Now! 1-800-605-6851
Mystery shoppers earn summer gas money.
Up to 150$/day. Undercover shoppers
needed to judge retail and dining
establishments. Exp not req.
800-742-6941
NEED EXTRA MONEY?? Now Hiring PRN
CNA's for evenings and weekends. Good
Rates. Apply in person at The Oaks of Avon,
1010 Hwy 27, North, Avon Park, FL 33825.
NIGHT RECEPTIONIST/AUDITOR
Must be willing to work 11 pm to 7 am.
Apply in person, Hotel Valencia,
2165 US 27, South, Lake Placid, FL
NOW HIRING part-time graphic artist for
hometown newspaper. Pick up application at
The News-Sun, 2227 US 27 S., Sebring. No
phone calls please.
DATA ENTRY PROCESSOR NEEDED Earn
$3,500 $5,000 Weekly Working from Homel
Guaranteed Paychecksl No Experience Nec-
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Royal Care of Avon Park
Due to recent promotions we have the
.following positions available.
NURSES
Full Time
7a to 7p
C.N.A.
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


Sunshine Staffing

has dally openings for

On-Call Custodial & Food Service
Positions
throughout Highlands County
(National Background check will be required)

Office Manager
with QuickBooks knowledge (Avon Park area)

A......- Annlv at Sunshine Staffino


2100 Help Wanted
RN and CNA wanted for fast paced medical
oncology/hematology office. Full time,
Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM. Good benefits
and competitive salary. Chemotherapy
experience a plus but not required.
Must be a self starter and able to multi task.
Fax resume to 863-385-6086.
Sebring- Legal Assistant 3 yrs exp. Est. plan.,
probate, lit., RE. Exp. req. Proficient
w/Microsoft Office. Please send resume to
bou@macbethlaw.com. Law office of J. Ross
Macbeth, 2543 US HWY 27 S., Sebring, Fl.
33870. 863-385-7600, fax: 863-385-7911.
Wanted: Experienced
Dental Assistant
Apply 1735 US HWY 27 S.,
Sebring, or call 863-382-1695.


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3000
Financial

Business
3 050 Opportunities
HONEST INCOME From Home
Processing Our Mortgage Assistance
Postcards. No Advertising. Postage And
Materials Provided. References Available.
No Gimmicks. 877-774-9295

3250 Loans & Savings
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Finance #1. See us on TV Fastest Cash
Advances on injury cases within 24/hrs.
Owe nothing if you lose your case
APPLY FREE CALL NOW
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IRS Tax Problems?
FREE Consultation if you owe 10K +
Settle for Less Eliminate Penalties,
Interest Charges & Tax Liens
1-800-383-5270 .


4000
Real Estate

Homes for Sale
4100 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.


Your


4120 Villas & Condos

Sebring- Beautiful 2BR/2BA/2 carport
condo. New appliances, new A/C.
Excellent condition. $83,000.
321 Manor Circle, off Thunderbird Rd.
Call 863-471-3106.

4 17O Lakefront Property
4'7 For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
100ft lakefront, lake view,
& lake access lots. Ready to build, starting
@ $59,000. Financing available. Only
2 miles N. of downtown Avon Park, on US 27
Call David @ 863-452-2536.

4220 Lots for Sale
Arizona Land, BIG LOTS
$0 down $0 interest. Best Land, Best Terms
Nationwide GUARANTEED or Your Money
Back. Starting at $129/mth.
www.sunsiteslandrush.com Call
Pre-Recorded Message 1-800-631-8164.

4260 Acreage for Sale
30 acres, cleared, except forl2 acres woods.
Older single wide MH w/addition. CHA, all
apple, w/d: Fenced/some cross fence.
$180,000. Between Avon Park & Wauchula.,
off HWY 64. Call 863-245-9464.
NO KIDDINGI 5 acres Southern California.
WHILE THEY LAST! $125/down,
$125/monthly, $12,495 Cash. Owner
Financed. NO Banks/Brokers. NO Credit
Checks. 949-340-2245


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Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale

SEBRING LAKEFRONT 55+ PARK
Free Mobile Homes. Park going
out of rental business. Giving
M.H.'s to qualified seniors with
lot lease. 1&2 BR, BA MH's,
beautiful beach, dock, clubhouse,
shuffleboard, pet friendly.
Lot rent, $302.50 month.
Call 813-716-1683.

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

5 5 Mobile Homes
55 For Rent
SEBRING 2008 2BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, CHA,
City water, carport, close to shopping. No
Pets. 863-840-0494.
SEBRING AREA-Furnished starting
@ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR available.
Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.


6000
Rentals


4300 Out-of-Town Property 6050 Duplexes for Rent


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Save 60-80% OFF RETAIL!
BEST RESORTS & SEASONS.
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1-800-639-5319
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Sell your unused timeshare today.
No Commissions or Broker Fees.
Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com
1-877-494-8246


5000
Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
BY OWNER! AVON PARK: Furn 2BR, 1 BA,
screened porch, fruit trees, owned land, 2
storage bldg's, 1/2 bik to playground, 2 blocks
to Winn Dixie. REDUCED TO $38,900. Land
Contract? 1105 Peel St. COME SEE!
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,
1995 W. County Line Rd. Near new Super
Wal-Mart. Call 863-453-4468 / 941-639-3583
or 941-286-7983.
NEW 14 & 16 WIDES
Delivered-Set-A/C-Skirting & Steps.
Low as 2BR $26,850. 3BR $29,850.
1 BR $22,850. ,Banks Mobile Homes,
Lakeland, 863-688-4635
Banksmobilehomes.com


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-N E W Construction 2
story Town Home for rent.
3BR/ 2.5BA /1CG., $800/mo
No smoking, no pets.
PH: 863-655-0311

200 Unfurnished
6 0 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
SThornbury Anartments
Tues.,'Wed. and Fri.
8 to 4:30, (863)465-4526 s..
HUD Vouchers Accepted;
Foreclosures welcome.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
AVON PARK studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
igundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598


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6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
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.
LAKE PLACID- 2BR, 1BA,, 1st & sec. I
Includes laundry facility. NQ pets.
Call 561-706-6743.
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 Fumished Houses
Avon Park. near Wal-Mart.1 BR/1BA 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 Unfumished Houses
LAKE PLACID -NEWER. CLEAN
3br, 2ba, 2cg in nice area of
Placid Lakes. Non-Smoke, CALL:
863-441-2844 or.863-465-3838.
SEBRING
(1) Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2BA,
4221 Elson Ave, $700/mo + $600 sec.
(2) 2BR, 1BA, 1CG, 3437 Sparta Circle, $650
mo/ + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING AREA- 3BR/2BA, $475-
$500/mo. 3BR/1.5BA $450/mo.
3BR/1BA, $600/mo.
1 BR/1 BA apt, $400/mo, water incl.
CALL 863-655-3504

6350 Cottages for Rent
LAKE PLACID LAKE HOUSE on beautiful Lake
Placid. Unfurn 2BR, 1.5BA; all new appliances
included. Reduced to $750/mo. + 1st & secur-
ity. For more information or to schedule an
appointment to view, call 561-313-0574.
6600 Business & Offices
6600 For Rent
DOWNTOWN SEBRING- High rent draining
your bottom line? Office Space as low as
$249 Per Month plus tax. 200-1400Sq ft avail-
able. A/C, Electric Included. Full sized elevator,
access to conference room. Low cost DSL
avail. (863)-385-1705 www.hainzcenter.com

7000
Merchandise


S7140 Computers & Supplies
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops
BAD or No Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
It's Yours NOW! 1-800-640-0656
**Unavailable West Virginia, Canada"
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Brand Name laptops & Desktops
BAD or NO Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours NOW 1-800-932-3721
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7180 Furniture
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 PC
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes& across from
S ome Depot

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


West Coast Furniture
5535 US Hwy 27, South
Sebring, FL 33870
863-382-7666

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

7200 Household Goods

QUALITY LADIES CLOTHING
MY GAIN...IS...YOUR GAIN
Sizes 4-6; Shorts, Jeans, Tops, Blouses,
Dresses, Slacks, Suits, Pants Suits.
All Excellent Condition.....Some NEWI
$1.....TO.....$25
863-471-3820, leave message.


News-Sun Sunday, March 1, 2009


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

7300 Miscellaneous
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A NEW COMPUTER NOW!!! Brand
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Bad or NO Credit No Problem
Smallest Weekly Payments avail.
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731 0 Bargain Buys
12 Hrs. Sebring 50th Anniversary Race Coke
bottles, full case of 24. $95 OBO.
Call 863-386-4087
32" Sylvania TV w/2 shelf stand,. $200. Only
used twice. Call 863-465-9470.
ASR 630 Nordic Trac Elliotical Trainer w/plug
N Play MP3 Sound System. 1 touch program,
1 touch resistance. Like new. $385.
Call 863-214-4545 for more details.
BED FRAME full/queen, new in box, $20.
863-452-6359.
BOOK "9 STEPS to FINANCIAL FREEDOM" by
Susie Orman, $10. Please call 863-385-16.15.
BOOK SELF MATTERS by Dr. Phil McGraw,
$12. Please call 863-385-1615.
BOOK "Your Sacred Self" by Dr. Wayne, Dyer,
$10. Please call.863-385-1615.
CANE.- Medical Cane, 4 legs/10 settings. Reg-
ular $98; Sell, $45. Please call 863-385-1615.
COAT, LEATHER Ladies, brown, new w/tags,
$20. Please call 863-452-6359.
COFFEE TABLE 52"L x 22"W, tile top, medium
color wood, $50. 863-873-3801
DESK wood, 2 drawers, 23" x'48". $25.
Please call 863-873-3801
DINING ROOM TABLE, round, w/leaf, mica
top, + 4 padded chairs, $100 obo. Please call
863-385-2733.
DINING TABLE oval, w/leaf, 2 tone wood, + 4
padded chairs, $150 obo. Please call 863-
385-2733.
SDINING TABLE w/4 chairs, Wooden, natural
white, $150. Please call 863-458-0551.
DRESSER- light color wood, 9-drawers, ex-
cellent condition, $100. 863-873-3801.

EXERCISER Freestyle Gazele, like new. Cost
$224; sell for $125. 863-402-1323.
FABRIC Organic Cotton, light cream color ler-
sey, 60 wide, 6 yards $35. More Available.
Please call 863-385-3388.
FORD 1992 Tempest, white.
TERIFFIC TRANSPORTATION $500.
863-414-5131
FREEZER Chest, Whirlpool Frostfree, $250.
Please call 863-458-0551.
GPS Averatec Voya 320, $100. Please call
863-458-0551


I-POD, 250 sngs, $80 obo. MP3, new, $25.
Sony Walkman CD Player, $20. Please call
863-382-9863.
KARAOKE SYSTEM with accessories, $75.
863-214-8462.

LAWN EDGER Good Condition., $75. Please
call 863-464-0531.
MASSAGER Dr. Scholl's 2-speed Vibrator,
$10. Please call 863-385-1615.
MICROWAVE Whirlpool, white, 1200 watts,
$60. Please call 863-458-0551.
MIRROR 27" x41", light color wood, $25.
Please call 863-873-3801.
POKER TABLE Felt top, folding legs, coin &
drink pockets. $40. 863-471-3636
ROCKING CHAIR natural wood, in box, $70.
Please call 863-458-0551.


7310 Bargain Buys
SHELVES metal, free-standing & wall units,
heavy duty, $75 obo. 863-873-3801
SWIVEL BOARD Walnut Wood,12" X 19'.' for
TV. 863-382-6006.
TV 20" Color Philips Magnavox Flat Screen,
Low, Low Hours, Excellent Condition, $50.
863-382-2481.
VACUUM HOOVER WIND TUNNEL UPRIGHT
$20. Excellent condition; new belt & bag. Call
863-402-2285..

7320 Garage & Yard Sales
AVON PARK- COMMUNITY YARD SALE.
.REFLECTIONS ON SILVER Lake 1850
US 27 South Sat. Mar. 7th, 8am-1pm.
Hundreds of Residents Selling Thou-
sands of items. (Across From SFCC).

BUTTONWWOD BAY
Spring Arts/Crafts & Bake Sale
SAT. MARCH 7, 8AM to 11 AM
Recreation Center
FREE Admission-Door Prizes
US 27 S, 1 mi. S of Routes 98 & 66

LAKE PLACID OVERSTOCK SALEIII
New men's & women's NAME BRAND
CLOTHING starting @ $51 Plus many other
items PRICED TO SELL FAST Fri & Sat
ONLY, March 6 & 7, 8 am 3 pm. 1220 CR
621 East, next to VFW. LOOK FOR SIGNS


7320 Garage & Yard Sales 7520 Pets& Supplies


Lake Plialicd- BAZAAR Lakeside Village
South Clubhouse. Holmes Ave., Sat., Mar. 7th.
7:30AM-1 PM. Books, baked goods, antiques,
household items, clothing, misc.
Coffee available 7:30-1:00.
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News-Suri photo by DAN HOEHNE
Nikki Helms pitched a shutout and added to the offense with this first-inning home run
in Sebring's 13-0 win over visiting Booker Friday night.

Lady Streaks keep focus in easy win


By DAN HOEHNE
Sdanielhoehne@newssun.com .,
SEBRING Going from
a matchup with area power
Lake Wales to a contest
with a clearly outmatched
Sarasota Booker team can
effect a teams' focus, with
the drop in competition.'
But the Lady Blue'
Streaks kept an even keel
and posted an easy 13-0 win
over the Tornadoes Friday'
night.
"We went from one of the
best teams we'll face, where
we played well," first-year
head coach Joe Sinness
said. "The theme was to
keep focus.. I give Booker
credit. They show up for
eyery game and play hard
and 0ou have to respect


'I'm proud of
the girls.'

JOE SINNESS
Sebring:head coach

that."
The final margin could
have been far more lop-
sided, but the sportsmanship
shone through as after plat-
ing 12 runs in the opening
inning, Sebring called off
the dogs, so to speak, to
keep the game sort and sat-
isfactory.
"I'm proud of the girls,
they did the right thing"
Sinness said. "I'm not one
to run-up a score. I might be
on the other side of it some-
day."


Nikki Helms provided the
highlights of the night,
pitching the shutout with 13
'strike outs over five innings
and blasting a home run
over the left-field fence in
the first.
"Kayla (Clemens) was
supposed to pitch today,"
Sinness said. "But after her
injury (an errant throw that
caught her just above the
right eye) at Lake Wales, it
gave Nikki a chance to
throw some more and for us
to get healthy."
The girls are back in
action Tuesday at Avon Park
before traveling to
Frostproof Thursday and
welcoming Palmetto to
Lady' Blue Streak, Field
Friday.


PAGE


LIVING


Sunday, March 1, 2009



SFour hits lead to 14-0



Dragon win


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID After a
tough start in the Bill Jarrett
Early Bird tournament a
week earlier, Green Dragon
head baseball coach Dan
Coomes was resolute.
"The problems we had
were correctable ones," he
had said.
The Lake Placid lads are
apparently quick learners as
they've begun the regular
season with an 11-6 win at
DeSoto Thursday night and a
14-0 trouncing of district foe
Mulberry Friday.
Well, trouncing might be
the wrong
Lake Placid the wrong
word for the
win over the
SPanthers, as
Mulberry there are usu-
ally a flurry of
O hits that pum-
mel the oppo-
nent in that
scenario. .,
Rather, the Dragons were
like pestering gnats, patient-
ly drawing walks, taking hit
by pitches and reaching on
errors before running wild on
the basebaths.
It was with this method
that they scratched for four
first-inning, runs without the
benefit of a base hit.
"It's tough when you face
a pitcher like that," Coomes
said of Panther hurler Justin
Blue. "He was throwing a
slow, looping curve. It's the
type of pitch you can't really
practice for. But they guys
had good at bats and were


t-11r",I!New -,un photo br LAN HuEHNLM
Lake Placid's David Samperi slides home safely with one of
the Dragons many runs in Friday's 14-0 win over Mulberry.


patient enough to draw
walks."
The alertness carried over
to the field in the second
when Lake Placid pitcher
Perry Mason, with Mulberry
runners on first and third
with two out, pulled out the
old Rick Sutcliffe fake to
third and look toward first
move.
Harry Caray used to
bemoan that the move had
gone out with the dinosaurs,
which perhaps makes it
appropriate to use on a team
called the Dragons, as the
Mulberry runner took off for
second and was soon tagged


out to end the inning.
The hitless wonder offense
was at it again in the bottom
of the second, reaching in a
variety of ways except for
actual hits and crossing the
plate six more times to post
the ever-so odd scoreboard
reading of 10 runs for the
home team with no hits.
Adding to the oddity, Lake
Placid finally got their first
hit in the third, after the 11th
run of the game was scored,
when C.W. Vought legged out
an infield single after David
Samperi had walked, raced
around to third on a wild

Continued on page 3B


Courtesy photo
Green Dragon Steven Guelff holds a slim lead in the 300-meter Intermediate Hurdles over
Red Devil Steven Robinson during Thursday's track meet at Avon Park.


Wildcats, Lady Devils top


Avon Park meet


By DANHOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@nei'ssun.com
The Hardee boys and Red
Devil ladies took top team
honors Thursday at the Avon
Park Track Meet at Joe
Franza Stadium.
The 'Wildcats topped the
standings for the boys in the
four-team warm-up to the
track and field season with
78.5 points, just ahead of
Lake Placid with 70, fol-
lowed by Avon Park's 58.5 an
Walker's:17.
For the running, hurdling,
throwing and leaping ladies,
Avon Park totaled 102 points
to lead the pack with Lake
Placid garnering 83.5 and
Hardee 63.5.
Top county finishes on the
day saw Avon Park's Teddy
Allen take second in the shot
put with a toss of 41-feet, 9-
inches and Lake Placid's


Avon Park Track Meet
Team Results
Boys Pts.
Hardee 78.5
Lake Placid 70
Avon Park 58.5
Walker 17

Girls
Avon Park 102
Lake Placid 83.5
Hardee 63.5
Devontra Fleming matching
the top high jump finish of 5-
feet, 8-inches.
Green Dragon Steven
Guelff showed his versatility
by winning the long jump,
19-feet, 8-inches, and also
the 300-meter intermediate
hurdles in a time of 44.03
seconds he finished second
to Avon Park's Steven
Robinson in the 110-meter
high hurdles.
Red Devils Clint Faircloth


and Jack Bland, along with
Walker Memorial's Travis
Martinez, cleared 9-feet, 6-
inches on the pole vault and
Des Knight of Avon Park was
second in the triple jump,
going 35-feet, 4.5-inches.
The Devils and Dragons
won the boys 4-by-800 and
4-by-400 rela.ys. respectively
and Devil Ricky Ta)lor won
the 100 meters in 11.71 and
the 400 in 54.50.
* Vincente Ramos, of Lake
Placid, won the 3200 meters
in 11:48 and Green Dragon
Caleb Jones the 200 in 24.88.
. Markita Hawthorne, of
Avon Park, won the long
jump with a leap of 15-feet,
2.5-inches and teammate Tia
Nobles heaved the discus the
farthest at 97-feet, 1/2-inch,
and also won the shot put at
Continued on page 4B


Tennis Streaks down Devils


B. ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@'iu i sun ciorn
AVON PARK The
Sebring boys tennis team eas-
ily handled Avon Park 7-0
Thursday night in their
match-up at South Florida
Community College.
The District 9-2A %win
means four straight sweeps
for the Sebring netters.
Junior Bhi Seethenal led
the Blue Streaks at No. I sin-
gles when he outlasted Red
Devil Brian Miller 6-0; 6-1.
Mike Reed followed suit
with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Avon
Park youngster Nolan Jahna.
"I'm proud of how the
boys are playing," said
Sebring head coach Jack
Holt. "They are playing solid
right now, and we are still a
young team."


'We have a lot of
goOd talent, but

this is a building
year for us.'

LUCKY DIXON
Avon Park head coach

At No. 3 singles, Sebring
junior Kyle Komisar held off
Avon Park's Raymond
Arrango 6-0, 6-0.
"As you can tell, we are a
young team," said Avon
Park's head coach Lucky
Dixon. "We have a lot of
good talent, but this is a
building year for us," Dixon
added about his mostly soph-
omore and freshmen team.
Mekhil Raghuveera was


able to hold off Avon Park's
Mike Hill at the No. 4 singles
6-0, 6-1, and Sebring racket-
eer Vihan topped Robert
Brown 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 sin-
gles.
Over at Sun 'N Lake, the
the Lady Streaks fared nearly
as well against the Lady Red
Devils, taking their match 6-
1.
Avon Park's Angie Carrillo
picked up her teams lone win
by topping Kelsie Johnson at
No. 1 singles, going three
sets for a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victo-
ry.
But from there on, it was
all Sebring with Kaley Walter
going 6-0, 6-1 over Kayla
Lockhart, Alyssa Kariofyllis
besting Quinterica Gordon,
6-1, 6-0, Kelsey Tucker
going 6-0, 6-0 over Heather


Bass and Shana Bassett win-
ning 'by the same score over
Lindsey McLeod in Nos. 2
through 5 singles, respective-
ly.
Johnson and Walter then
got the best of Carrillo and
Lockhart in No. 1 doubles, 8-
1, while Kariofyllis and
Bassett went 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2
doubles over Gordon and
Bass.
The win keeps the Lady
Blue Streaks a perfect 3-0 on
the season with a match at
Booker Tuesday, March 3, up
next.
The Sebring boys will host
Booker Tuesday, while both
Avon Park squads get a visit
from Hardee.

Dan Hoehne contributed to this
report.


The Sebring tennis teams remained undefeated on the
young season with victories over Avon Park for both the
boys and girls Thursday.










News-Sun Sunday, March.1, 2009


Page 2B


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 47 13 .783 -
Philadelphia 29 28 .50916Y%
New Jersey 26 32 .448 20
New York 24 34 .414 22
Toronto 23 37 .383 24
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Orlando 42 16 .724 -
Atlanta 33 25 .569 9
Miami 30 27.52611Y
Charlotte 24 35.40718Y2
Washington 14 44 .241 28
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Cleveland 45 12 .789 -
Detroit 28 29 .491 17
Milwaukee 28 33 .459 19
Chicago 26 33 .441 20
Indiana 25 36 .410 22
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 39 18 .684 -
Houston 37 21 .638 2%
New Orleans 35 22 .614 4.
Dallas .35 23 .603 4%2
Memphis 15 42 .263 24
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 39 20 .661 -
Portland 36 22 .621 22
Utah 35 .23 .603 3%
Minnesota 18 40 .31020%2
Oklahoma City 13 45 .224 25%
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 48 11 .814 -
Phoenix 33 25 .56914Y%
Golden State 20 38.345 27Y2
L.A. Clippers 15 44 .254 33
Sacramento 13 47 .217 35Y%
Friday's Games
Washington 113, Chicago 90
Detroit 93, Orlando 85
Atlanta 91, Miami 83
Boston 104, Indiana 99
Philadelphia 108, New York 103
New Orleans 95, Milwaukee 94
Portland 102, Minnesota 82
Dallas 110, Oklahoma City 108, OT
Phoenix 133, Toronto 113
Denver 90, L.A. Lakers 79
Cleveland 97, San Antonio 86
Sacramento 98, L.A. Clippers 86
Charlotte 112, Golden State 109
Saturday's Games
Orlando at Philadelphia, late
New York at Miami, late
Oklahoma City at Memphis, late
Houston at Chicago, late
Washington at Milwaukee, late
Sacramento at Utah, late
Charlotte at L;A. Clippers, late
Sunday's Games
Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m.
LA. Lakers at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m.
New Orleans at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Denver at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at Portland, 8 p.m.
Utah at Golden State, 9 p.m.
Toronto at Dallas, 9. p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPIsGF GA
New Jersey 39 19 3 81186151
Philadelphia. 33 17 10 76 198 175
N.Y. Rangers' 3124 8 70153174
Pittsburgh 31 26 6 68191195
N.Y. Islanders 18 36 7 43 148 204
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Boston 42 12 8 92212138
Montreal 33'22 7 73191187
Buffalo 31 24 7 69182173
Toronto 24 26 12 60187224
Ottawa 23 28 9 55149172
Southeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Washington 39 18 5 83 207 179
Florida 31 22 8 70 169166
Carolina 32 26 5 69166181
TampaBay 20 30 12 52156198
Atlanta 22 34 6 50183218
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Detroit 41 13 8 90234179
Chicago 34 17 9 77201153
Columbus 31 25 6 68167173
Nashville 30 28 4 64 151 172
St. Louis 27 26 8 62 170 180'
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
Calgary 37 18 6 80195175
Vancouver 31 22 8 70183174
Minnesota 30 25 5 65153141
Edmonton 30 26 5 65 170 186
Colorado .2833 1 57168194
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
San Jose 42 9 9 93203145
Dallas 29 24 7 65175183
Anaheim 30 28 5 65176185
Los Angeles 26 26 9 61 158175
Phoenix 2730 5 59158190
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
Friday's Games
Montreal 4, Philadelphia 3, OT
Detroit 2, Los Angeles 1
Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 4, OT
Calgary 4, Minnesota 1
Vancouver 2, Tampa Bay 1
Saturday's Games
Florida at New Jersey, late
Washington at Boston, late
Anaheim at Dallas, late
San Jose at Montreal, late
Toronto at Ottawa, late.
Carolina at Atlanta, late
Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, late
Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, late
Detroit at Nashville, late
St. Louis at Phoenix, late


Minnesota at Edmonton, late
Sunday's Games
Philadelphia at New Jersey, 1 p.m.
Los Angeles at Chicago, 3 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 3 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Dallas, 3 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Columbus at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
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AUTO RACING
SUNDAY
3:30 p.m. NASCAR Shelby 427 ....


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV




. . . . . . FOX


COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
12 p.m. Marquette at Louisville. ............... CBS
2 p.m. Tennessee at Florida................. CBS
4 p.m. Michigan St at Illinois................ CBS
4 p.m. Georgia at Arkansas .................. 38
MONDAY
7 p.m. Villanova at Notre Dame ............ ESPN
9 p.m. Baylor at Texas.................... ESPN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Michigan St at Indiana .............. ESPN
7 p.m. Virginia at Clemson ................. SUN
7:30 p.m. Kansas St at Oklahoma St .......... ESPN2
9 p.m. Auburn at Alabama ................ ESPN
9 p.m. Wake Forest at Maryland. ............ SUN


10 a.m.
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
7 p.m.


1 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
8 p.m.


GOLF
SUNDAY
PGA WGC Match Play Championship GOLF
PGA WGC Match-Play Championship . NBC
Wendy's Skins Game ............... ESPN
EuroPGA Indonesia Open .......... GOLF
PGA Mayakoba Classic ............ GOLF


NBA
SUNDAY
Detroit at Boston .................... .ABC
L.A. Lakers at Phoenix............... ABC
Cleveland at Atlanta................ ESPN


NHL
SUNDAY
8 p.n. Tampa Bay at Calgary.................. SUN


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Virginia at Georgia............. .... SUN
3 p.m. Kentucky at South Carolina ............ SUN
7 p.m. Vanderbilt at Tennessee............... ESPN2
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. Connecticut at Rutgers................ ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Kansas
New Yo
Toronto
Baltimo
Clevelai
Detroit
Tampa
Texas
Boston
Oakland


City 2 1
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2 1
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nd 1 2
1 2
Bay 1 2
1 2
0 3
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NATIONAL LEAGUE


W L Pct
Chicago 3 0 -1.000
Arizona 2 1 .667
Atlanta 2 1 .667
Cincinnati 2 1 .667
New York 2 1 .667
Pittsburgh 2 1 .667
Washington 2 1 .667
Florida 1 1 .500
Milwaukee 1 1 .500
St. Louis 1 1 .500
Houston 1 2 .333
Los Angeles 1 2 .333
San Francisco 1 2 .333
Colorado 0 3 .000
Philadelphia 0 3 .000
San Diego 0 1 .000
NOTE: Split-squad games count in the
standings; games against non-major
league teams do not.

Friday's Games
Cincinnati 10, Philadelphia 3
Minnesota 5, N.Y. Yankees 4
Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 2
Washington 2, Houston 0
Florida 3, Baltimore 2
Toronto 6, Detroit 4
Tampa Bay 12, Boston 4
St. Louis 9, N.Y. Mets 8
Cleveland 5, San Diego 3
Seattle 18, L.A. Dodgers 2
Kansas City 6, San Francisco 1
Chicago Cubs 10, Texas 4
Chicago White Sox 10, Arizona 1
Milwaukee 8, Oakland 5
L.A. Angels 5, Colorado 3
Saturday's Games
N.Y. Mets vs Detroit, late
Florida vs Baltimore, late
Pittsburgh vs Houston, late
Atlanta vs Toronto, late
Tampa Bay vs Philadelphia, late
Washington vs St. Louis, late
Minnesota vs N.Y. Yankees, late
Cleveland vs Oakland, late
L.A. Angels vs Milwaukee, late
Chi. White Sox vs Chi. Cubs, late
Texas vs Arizona, late
San Diego vs Kansas City, late
San Francisco vs Seattle, late
L.A. Dodgers vs Colorado, late
Cincinnati vs Boston, late
Sunday's Games
St. Louis vs Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
Philadelphia vs Atlanta at Lake Buena
Vista, 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore vs Washington-at Viera, 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees vs Cincinnati at Sarasota,
1:05 p.m.
Toronto vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte,
1:05 p.m.
Detroit vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m.
Boston vs Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.
Houston vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie,
1:10 p.m.
Oakland vs Arizona at Tucson, Ariz.,
3:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs L.A. Angels at Tempe,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs L.A. Dodgers at
Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Seattle vs Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05
p.m.


Colorado vs Cleveland at Goodyear,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs San Francisco at
Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs San Diego at Peoria,
Ariz., 3:05 p.m.


BASEBALL
American League
SEATTLE MARINERS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Mark Lowe, LHP Jason Vargas,
LHP Garrett Olson, LHP Jose Lugo, C Jeff
Clement, INF Bryan LaHair and OF.
Wladimir Balentien on one-year contracts.
National League
CINCINNATRI REDS-Agreed to terms
with RHP Johnny Cueto and RHP
Ramon Ramirez on one-year contracts.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS-Agreed to'
terms with C Mike Rivera and RHP
Carlos Villanueva on one-year con-
tracts.
NEW YORK METS-Agreed to terms
with LHP Ron Villone on a minor league
contract.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES-Realeased
RHP Adam Eaton.
SAN DIEGO PADRES-Agreed to terms
with RHP Mike Adams, RHP Cha Seung
Baek, RHP Cesar Carrillo, RHP Mike
Ekstrom, RHP Ernesto Fried, RHP Josh
Geer, RHP Wilton Lopez, RHP Cla
Meredith, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Scott
Patterson, RHPJackson Quezada, RHP
Chad Reineke, RHP Jae Kuk Ryu, RHP
Mark Worrell, LHP Justin Hampson, LHP
Wade LeBlanc, LHP Cesar Ramos, LHP Joe
Thatcher, C Nick Hundley, C Jose Lobaton,
INF Matt Antonelli, INF Everth Cabrera, INF
Travis Denker, INF Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Kevin Kouzmanoff, OF Luis Durango, OF
Chase Headley, OF Drew Macias and OF
Will Venable on one-year contracts.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NBA-Fined Detroit F Rasheed Wallace
$25,000 for his actions during a game
against New Orleans on Feb. 25.
BOSTON CELTICS-Signed G Stephon'
Marbury.
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS-Waived G
Jason Hart.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
BALTIMORE RAVENS-Agreed to terms
with CB Domonique Foxworth on a
four-year contract.
BUFFALO BILLS-Signed QB Ryan
Fitzpatrick.
CINCINNATI BENGALS-Re-signed S
Chris Crocker and HB DeDe Dorsey.
CLEVELAND BROWNS-Traded TE
Kellen Winslow to Tampa Bay for undis-
closed draft picks.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Re-signed
C Brad Meester and CB Scott Starks.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS-Acquired QB
Sage Rosenfels from Houston for
undisclosed '09 draft pick and signed
him to two-year contract.
!NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-Signed RB
Fred Taylor.
NEW ORELANS SAINTS-Agreed to
terms with LB Jonathan Vilma on a
five-year contract.
NEW YORK JETS-Signed LB Bart
Scott to a six-year contract.
TENNESSEE TITANS-Agreed to terms
with DB Vincent Fuller and QB Kerry
Collins.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Agreed to
terms with DT Albert Haynesworth on a
seven-year contract.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park








Lake Placid


Sebring


SFCC


MONDAY: JV Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 6 p.m.; Softball at Hardee, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Braden River, 7 p.m.; Softball vs. Sebring, 5/7 p.m.; Boys
Weight Lifting hosts meet, 5:30 p.m.; Boys/GirlsTennis vs. Hardee, 4 p.m.;Track at Lake
Placid, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at LaBelle, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. LaBelle, 6 p.m.; GirlsTennis at
DeSoto, 4 p.m.


MONDAY: JV Baseball at Avon Park, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Frostproof, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Frostproof, 6 p.m.; Boy s
Tennis at LaBelle, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis vs. LaBelle, 3:30 p.m.;Track vs. Sebring, LaBelle,
Avon Park, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Evangelical Christian, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Sebring, 6 p.m.;
Track at Sebring, 4 p.m.


TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Booker, 7 p.m.; Softball at Avon Park, 5/7 p.m.; BoysTennis vs.
Booker, 4 p.m.; GirlsTennis at Booker, 4 p.m.; Track at Lake Placid, 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at Clewiston, 7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 6 p.m.; Softball
at Frostproof, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Track hosts Early Bird Meet, 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Softball vs. Palmetto, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys/GirisTennis host Heartland
Conference match, 1 p.m.


MONDAY: Baseball at U. ofTampa BTeam, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball vs. Siena Heights/Michigan, 6 p.m.
.FRIDAY: Baseball vs. Pasco-Hemando, 5 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at Pasco-Hemando, 2 p.m.; Softball at PolkToumament, Winter
Haven,TBA


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Adult volleyball
SAVON PARK Put a team together!
Business teams, church teams, family
teams and community teams are all invit-
ed to participate. Registrations are being
accepted through March. Fee is $75 per
team.
Maximum of 10 players per team.
Must be 16 years or older. Season will
run eight to 10 weeks, beginning March.
Call Avon Park Recreation Center at
452-4414 for more information. Or stop
by 207 E. State Street to register.

Barefoot water skiing
FORT MYERS The 8th annual
Deuceappalooza Barefoot water ski
endurance tournament is to be held in
Fort Myers on Saturday, April 11.
All ages welcome. Cost is $30.
Hooters Girls in attendance. Fear is tem-
porary and cool is a rumor.
Complete details, call Deuce at (239)
693-1975. '
All footers welcome. There will be
trophies, cash prize and free t-shirts.

WIN 5K
SEBRING Get out your running
shoes and dress out for the third annual
Wellness Is N (WIN) 5K Run.
The annual event gives people the
chance to raise funds for their Highlands
County American Red Cross while
stretching their endurance and running
speed. Registration starts at 7 a.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Highlands
Hammock State Park, with a shotgun
start at 7:30 a.m.
Runners may preregister for $15 or
register the day of the event for $20. If
they raise $50 or more in pledges from
their, community, however, the run is
free.
Last year's field had-more than 80 par-
ticipants, thanks in part to holding the
run early in the day and earlier in the
year, when more people could partici-
pate. The local Red Cross decided to
keep the same tradition this year.
Red Cross volunteers will man an aid
station for thirsty or hungry runners at
the start/finish tine. 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, one-
half cart and dinner prizes.
It's open to men and women, couples.
or singles (please note if you wish to
golf with your wife). 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 four 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.


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pitch and scored on another
pitch that got away.
Two outs later, David
Hodge blooped a single to
right, but in the inning that'
two hits were recorded, just
the lone run scored.
Looking at a possible early,
ending with a 10-run mercy
rule, the defense was tested
in the fourth when Trent
Thomas rocketed one toward
the right-field wall.
Vought started racing back
over his right shoulder, but
with the ball slicing off the
right-handed bat, made the
last-second turn over his left
shoulder to haul 'it in for the
out.


Panther Henry Carroll then
followed with another launch
to right off Mason,-this one
carrying a bit farther.
But Vought was there
again, racing back, then
back-pedaling before making
the catch then tumbling back-
ward on the warning track.
"We're going to Hungry
Howies after the game,"
Mason said. "And I'm buying
for (Vought)."
Two more hits, and three
more insurance runs, were
added in a somewhat more
normal bottom of the fourth,
and save for a walk in the
fifth, the Dragons got the
early ending to the game.


on season
"We've been on the other
side of games like this,"
Coomes said. "We've worked
real hard on the baserunning
and taking advantage of mis-
takes and the kids are really
picking it up. It's good to be
on this side of it."
The hitless wonder tag was
likely a one-game moniker,
as Lake Placid banged out 10
hits and had 10 stolen bases
in Thursday's win at DeSoto.
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,Dragons continue this week
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Tuesday, a home date with
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12th Annual Greater Lake Placid
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BASS TOURNAMENT
Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Lake June Ball Park Ramp, Lake Placid
SPdNSORED BY GLADES ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., THE NEWS SUN & SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK
RULES


1. Eligibility
2. Entry Fee
8. Registration

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8. Catch & Release

9. Scoring

10. Alcohol


This is a team tournament: Only two participants per boat and each boat must have
two participants.
$100 per team. This includes $10.00 Big Bass. Big Bass will be 190% payback.
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).
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!
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 (5) fish brought to scales will be disqualified;
No culling at ramp. No team is to possess more than a limit of five (5) Bass at one
time.
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
running.
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
designated off-limits by State or local agencies.
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!
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.
Absolutely no alcohol or illegal drugs on boat. It's the law!


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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.
Team Members:
Name
Address
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Payment: 0 Cash E[ Check 11 Check #
No refunds rain or shine.
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Scoring aplenty for Sebring Seniors


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING At the County
Complex Thursday, Feb. 26,
the Highlands Merchants
trounced Andrews Allstate
Insurance with a 30-8- final
score in Sebring Senior
League play.
The Merchants went home
run happy with bats aswing-
ing.
Ross McMinn had the sel-
dom accomplished cycle with
a home run, triple, double
and single.
Bill Yeager had four hits,
including two home runs.
Bobby Fulcher and Jose
Torres each had three hits
including a homer and Bob
Roth had four hits.
Four other players 'had two
hits each. Allstate players are
still feeling the sting of the
lose and had no report.
Highlands Ridge and
Royal Palms had a final score
of 14-10 with Ridge in the
winners circle.
It was a hard-fought bat-
tle, but enjoyable .
Curt Brown again played
a good game for the Ridge
hitting 4-for-4, scoring three-
runs.
Doug Ebeling hit 3-for-4
and scored three runs. John
Bieiman also hit 3-for-4.
Bob Weis6s hit 3-for-4,
including a double, for the
Royal Palms.
Jim Quartier and Bob
Floodine had 2-for-4,
including a double.
Ross Anderson and Charlie'
Quinn each reached base
three out of four times at bat.
The Blue Jays and Rebels
played a close game, ending
14-11 in favor of the Blue
Jays.
The game was a see-saw
battle *until the top of the


eighth when Don Day and
Dick Schiltz each hit a home
run for the Jays.
Rebel Jim Strietzel hit 2-
for-3, including a home run
and Don Purdy had 2-for-3
with a double.
Hitting 3-for-4 were Fred
Boyd, Jack Grosso and
"Moose" Tom Morrissette.
Silent Salesman played
Highlands Independent Bank
for a win of 14-6.
Salesman put together
three good innings in the
middle of the game scoring
twelve of their 14 runs.
The Bankers defense tight-
ened up in the last three
innings, and held the
Salesman scoreless .
But the damage was
already done as the' Bankers
three-run rally in the eighth
fell' short and the Salesman
were on the winning side.
The Salesman had eleven
batters with at .least one hit.
Don Cunningham had a
home run and Mike Jurmu hit
a triple.
Roque Socarras was 4-for-
4, Bob Flack 3-for-3 and
Marvin Knutilla 3-for-4.
Four others contributed with
two singles each.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the
Highlands County Sports
Complex the Sebring Senior
Softball League spectators
were out in full force cheer-
ing their teams.
Everyone is welcome to
come and enjoy these games
at no charge every Tuesday
and Thursday at 10 a.m.
Bleachers are furnished or
you can bring your own lawn
chair.
Highlands Merchants and
Highlands Ridge kept a fairly
even keel, but the Merchants
pulled ahead with a 15-10


win.
Merchants hard hitters
were Brian Pluta going 3-for-
3, all being home runs.
Jose Torres had three hits
including a three-run homer.
Cal Saunders had three hits
including a double and Ron
Lewis had four singles.
For the defensive side,
Wayne Hill made some
choice plays at shortstop.
The Ridges most produc-
tive batters were John
Bielman going 3-for-3, and
Doug Ebeling and Tommy
Gaiowonik each had.3-for-4.
Royal Palms came out on
top of their game with
Andrews Allstate Insurance
with a 14-2 final score.
Palms, royal hitters were
Doug Hammond hitting 2-"
for-4 including a home run
and earning three RBI.
Jim Quartier had 2-for-3,
with a triple, earning four
RBI. Larry Lane was 3-for-3.
For the Allstate James
Gilbert belted out a two-run
homer bringing in Rod
Palmer, who was on base.
The Rebels and Highlands
Independent Bank had a 15-5
final score with Rebels as
victors.
Their leading hitters, hav-
ing 3-for-4, were Jim
Munroe, Jerry Mattis., Le
Reab and Diz Jones., ,
Don Maithews and Rick
Vancuren each had 3-for-3.
.Then, here comes "Moose"
Tom Morrissette with a grand
slam, redeeming himself and
cancelling a tough strikeout.
with bases loaded in a previ-
ous game.
The Silent Salesman
played the Blue Jays with the
Salesman coming out on top
13-9.
The Jays trailed 13-5 going


into the last inning and
staged a valiant effort to rally
for four runs, but left. the
potential tying run in the on-
deck circle.
The Salesman played solid
defense and banged out 23
hits to compensate for twelve
ground-balls for outs.
Leading the hit parade
were Don Cunningham hit-
ting 4-for-4 including a
triple, Jerry Johnston 2-for-4
with a triple, and Mike Jurmu
going 4-for-4. Syd Collins'
and Roque Socarras each had
3-for-3.
A sincere apology goes to
the Blue Jays and their com-
petitions for inadvertently
being omitted from last
week's write-ups.
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the
Blue Jays and Rebels final
score was 12-5 with the
Rebels at the helm.
Rebels "Moose" Tom
Morrissette went 4-for-4
with a double. Tony Caristo
was 3-for-4, including a dou-
ble, and five other batters
went 3-for-4. Bliue Jays Don
Sheets was credited with a
home run.
The Blue Jays faced
Highlands Independent Bank
on Thursday, Feb. 19, ending
with a 26-8 victory for the
Jays.
It was an unusual game
with the Jays having 30 hits
including four home runs.
The home run producers
were Don Sheets, Dick
Schiltz, Russ Moody and
Harold Dinel.'
The Bank had an exciting
fourth inning, with the bases
loaded, when Bob Burley got
up to the plate and banged
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Despite the valiant effort, Josh Chavis wasn't able to
snare this foul pop Thursday in Sebring's loss to Bartow.
But the Streaks bounced back from an early deficit
Friday to get past DeSoto in district action.


Streaks battle


back for district


win over DeSoto

By ED BALDRIDGE pitches before our defense
ed.baldridge@newssun.com stepped up," Rapp added.
SEBRING The "But we did not give up,
Sebring. Blue Streaks and that says a lot."
picked up another district Defensively, the Streaks
win, this one over DeSoto, fought hard after the first
on Friday, capping the inning, holding DeSoto t6
game at 9-5, but only after, just one more run before
a rocky start. shutting them out in th6
After dropping a 6-0 sixth.' !
decision to a strong Bartow "They scored in the
squad Thursday, the fourth, and we picked up
Bulldog start could have one in the bottom of the
sent the Streaks reel- fifth, but the sixth
ing. Sebring inning Cody pitched
DeSoto came out a shut out and we
strong in the first .. picked up six runs
inning, giving start- DeSoto for the win," Rapp
ing pitcher Cody said.
Higgins fits, picking According to
up four runs, includ- U Rapp, Evan Lewis
ing a first-pitch-of- came out with bats.-a-
the-game homer, blazing, picking 'up a dou-
Higgins did fight back, ble and a triple, as well a
however, and was left on scoring the go-ahead run
the mound to dig his way for the Streaks.
out of the 4-0 hole. "We did a good job on
"We got behind early, but the comeback, and that is
you've got to give us cred- important because this is a
it," assistant coach Buck district game,": Rapp said..
Rapp said. "We hung in "That puts us at 4-2 overall.,
there to battle back for the but we are 2-0 in the dis,
win."- trict. It happens, but once
"Cody seemed to settle we got our feet wet, we
down after the first inning, seemed to settle down and
He ended up throwing 27 play good ball."


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30-feet, 11-inches.
Lake Placid's Kaelynn
Fort cleared 6-feet, 6-inch-
es to win the pole vault and
the Lady Red Devils won
the 4-by-100 relay in 53.82
with the Dragons taking the
4-by-800 in 12:10.
Julie Shrewsbury, of the,
Lady, Dragons, was the hur-
dles queen, winning both
the 100 high hurdles
(16.07) and the 300 inter-
mediate hurdles (51.48).


track meet
Teammate Thafia
Espinoza was'also a double
threat in winning the 860
and 3200 meters white
Avon Park's Wilmot repeat-
ed the feat in the 100 and
200 meters.
The Avon Park and
Sebring teams will be in
action again, joining
LaBelle and the host Green,
Dragons, .kicking off the
regular season, Tuesday at
Lake Placid with a starting
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.Historical Society hits home run with program on Avon Park baseball


Special to the News-Sun
S AVON PARK
t was a menu for one rip-
l roaring time at the
Jacaranda Hotel on Feb.
A. Sure, it included the tra-
ditional roast beef and
turkey with all the trimmings
~fid the strawberry shortcake
and lots of other tasty
goodies.
But the menu also fea-
tured some "specialty"
items, like 11 former players
from Avon Park High School
baseball teams; like Dr. Ron
Sevigny talking about the
city's love affair with base-
ball;. like a special appear-
ance by none other than
Babe Ruth and his 52-inch,
14-pound bat.
All in all, it was a night of
beef and baseball as the
Historical Society of Avon
Park held its annual banquet,
attended by almost 90 folks.
As Sevigny began his talk
about Avon Park becoming a
spring training site for the
St. Louis Cardinals in 1927,
his cell phone rang. "It's a
friend of mine," he told the
audience. "I have to go meet
him."
D He walked out into the
lobby and several minutes
later in walked "the friend,".
wearing an old New York
Yankee uniform and cap,
emblazoned with the number
"3" and carrying that over-
sized bat.
"Hello," he said to the
crowd. "I'm Babe Ruth."
Picking up where Sevigny
had left off, the Babe told of
coming to Avon Park with
the Yankees to play the
Cardinals in a spring training
game. This took place just a
few months after those same
Cards had defeated the unde-
featable Yanks in the 1926
World Series, four games to
three. Excitement in Avon
Park was at fever pitch, with
more people in the stands for
that spring training game
than lived in the city. Who
won that day? The Cards, 8-
6.
The next year when the
Yankees returned, it was a
different story, with the
Yanks coming out on top.
Ruth said that during the
game, "They held a ceremo-
py and my Avon Park fans
presented me with this bat."
gThe bat, by the way, is now
ipn display at the Depot,
Museum.)
Ruth also said, "I hit a-
home run that day using a
regular bat and it went
over the fence. It landed on
a street which they later
renamed Ruth Street in my
honor."

Avon Park and
professional baseball
Avon Park has been the
spring training home to more
than the Cardinals, who were
here for two years. Also
training here were minor
league teams, including the
Columbus Red Birds, and
even the House of David (a


religious community in
Michigan that sponsored a
talented barnstorming base-
ball team whose players
were not allowed to cut their
hair or shave.
All these spring training
games were played at what
was first called Cardinal
Field, later changed to Head
Field, in honor of Col.
Charles Head, the local man
instrumental in bringing the
Cardinals to Avon Park and
who spark-plugged the
building of the field. As
Sevigny said, the field looks
just about the same today as
it did in those 1920s.

Baseball and Avon
Park High School

'The City of Champions'
If Avon Park's connections
to professional baseball are
impressive, more so are the
records set by the high
school's baseball teams.
In his talk at the banquet,
Ron Sevigny pointed out that
Avon Park began playing
baseball in 1944. Here's a
sampling of their feats: For
those first five years, the
school did not lose a single
"regular season" game!
They won the state cham-
pionship in 1948 at a time
when both large and small
schools were grouped
together, unlike today. On
their way.to the champi-
onship, Avon Park beat
Miami High School and
Jacksonville High School.
APHS also won state
championships in 1955,
1964, 1966, 1972, 1980,
1984 and 1987.
From 1954 to 1955, Avon
Park won 48 straight games,
including playoff games,
apparently a high school
baseball record.
In 1986, APHS pitcher
Tom "Flash" Gordon, now
playing for the Arizona
Diamondbacks, struck out 21
consecutive batters. He
walked the 22nd batter on a
controversial call, but went
on to strike out eight more
batters in a row. Avon Park
has sent 21 players, includ-
ing Gordon, to the ranks of
professional baseball.
Yet another record was set
by Danny Albritton when he
pitched 20 straight innings
against Hardee High School
and striking out 30 batters.
Albritton also drove in the
winning run in-the 20th
inning. with the final score
2-1. ,
Note: A booklet called,
"Let's Play Ball: Baseball in
Avon Park," based on a talk
given last summer by
Sevigny, is on sale at the
Depot Museum. The muse-
um is temporarily closed
because of the street con-
struction. Call 385-8618.

Former players
recognized at
banquet
Perhaps the icing on the
baseball cake served at the


* Courtesy photo
Roland Lee, shown here working on a research project at
Ihe Depot Museum, is the 2008 Board Member of the Year
for the Historical Society of Avon Park. He was so recog-
nized at the annual banquet Feb. 21 at the Jacaranda Hotel


Courtesy photo
'Babe Ruth,' otherwise known as Dr. Ron Sevigny, and carrying a 52-inch, 14-pound bat given to him. by his Avon Park
fans in 1928, entertains the audience at the annual banquet of the Historical Society of Avon Park Feb. 21 at the
Jacaranda Hotel.


historical society banquet
came by way of 11 former
APHS baseball players who
attended the event and were
recognized. Here's a listing
of those players, with.the
years played, positionss,
and the coach they played
under:
Pep Hutchinson, 1964,
outfield, Coach Guy Garrett.
Jimmy Prevatt, 1953-
1956, shortstop, pitcher;
Coach Guy Garrett.
Bob Keller, 1944, out-
field, Coach Ed Carter.
Dale Landress, 1953-
1956, pitcher, second base,
Coach Guy Garrett.
Jeril Clenney, 1949-
1951, first base, Coaches Ed
Carter and Joe Franza.
Virgil Martin, 1945-
1949, outfield, pitcher,
shortstop, second base,
catcher; coach Ed Carter.
Jimmy Kelley, 1950-
1952, outfield, Coaches Ed
Carter and Joe Franza.
Wendell "Winkie"
Williams, 1955-1958, third
base, Coach Guy Garrett.
Tim Devlin, 1981-
1984, third base, pitcher;
Coach Ronnie Jackson.
+ Randy Wright, 1981-
1985, catcher, first base;
Coach Ronnie ,Jackson.
Stacy Landress, 1985-
1987, third base, Coach
Ronnie Jackson.


The city of Avon Park
will close Museum
Avenue from March 2-
5 for construction
purposes.


Courtesy photo
Eleven former players on the Avon Park High School baseball teams gather for a group
photo while attending the annual banquet of the Historical Society of Avon Park Feb. 21 at
the Jacaranda Hotel. 'Avon Park Baseball' was the topic of the program that evening. The
players are (back row, from left) Pep Hutchinson, Jimmy Prevatt, Bob Keller, Dale
Landress, Jeril Clenney, Virgil Martin, Wendell 'Winkie' Williams; and (front row, from left)
Jimmy Kelley, Tim Devlin, Randy Wright, and Stacy Landress.


Society president sees a new era


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK It's "the
start of a new era" for the his-
torical society, an era marked
"by compassion, by fairness
and by excitement."
That's the view Larry
Levey, president of the
Historical Society of Avon
Park, expressed during his
"state of the society" com-
ments at the annual banquet
Feb. 21 at the Jacaranda
Hotel.
The compassion, he said,
stems from the ongoing part-
nership between the society
and Arc. "Last year, we
became a valuable training
site for Arc consumers to pre-


pare them to enter the local
work force," Levey said. "In
turn, they provide us with a
variety of needed services we
ourselves do not have the
manpower for, especially in
the dining car.
"The Arc people are being
trained in such areas as
grooming, setting tables,
serving food, cleaning up,
customer relations," Levey
said, "and they get to practice
their new skills with groups
coming in for lunches."
The response from the
public has been very positive.
"They applaud the both the
competence of the Arc folks
and our society for taking
such an active role in this
humanitarian effort. As one
visitor put it, 'It's a bless-
ing.'"
Fairness, he said, comes
from making inroads into
working with the African-
American community of


Avon Park. "We house very
little history in our museum
that reflects the community
through African-American
eyes. That's about to
change."
The society, partnering
with several other organiza-
tions, is about to launch an
oral history pilot project.
"We'll be interviewing .and
recording a sample of local
residents both African-
American and white about
their memories of Avon Park
during the 1940s, '50s and
'60s."
The sense of excitement,
Levey said, springs from the
current street-scaping of
Museum Avenue and the
Mall. He sees downtown
Avon Park turning into a
"mouth-watering, knock-
your-socks-off attraction" for
both locals and tourists -
with the museum as the cen-
terpiece.


New board members elected


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Changes in
the make-up of the board of
directors of the historical
society were announced at
the Feb. 21 annual banquet.
No longer serving on the
board are Dan Evers, Bud
Furr, Nancy Nunnallee and
David Lanier.
New board members elect-
ed at the banquet meeting for
a three-year term were Mary
Pardee .Roberts, Jean Elliot


Prescott, Duane Kopta and
Wendell "Winkie" Williams.
Returning to the board is
Helen Young, whose term
had expired but who agreed
to serve another three years.
Receiving a round of
applause for organizing the
banquet were board members
Nancy Weber, chairperson;
Mary Lee King and Phil
Weber, along with vice-presi-
dent Jean Jordan.
V"


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK At the his-
torical society's annual ban-
quet, president Larry Levey
described him as "devoted to
making sure those nitty-gritty
- but absolutely necessary -
jobs of our society and muse-
um get done."
As the museum's most
dedicated volunteer, Roland
Lee records the obituaries of
Avon Park residents; he also
reviews old Avon Park news-
papers, noting those items of
particular historic interest so
that visitors have "a handy
taste of yesterday in Avon
Park."
He's not afraid to roll up


his sleeves to help move
exhibit cases, set up and take
down for meetings, help with
dining car lunches ... even
take out the trash.
He heads up the society's
membership committee and
he's the museum's best-sell-
ing author. Several years ago
he wrote out his memories of
growing up in Avon Park.
These memories are now in
booklet form, called, "Tales
of a Crate Mill Quarters
Boyhood," which he says are
"part-family history, part-
community history."
And he's the historical
society's "Board Member of
the Year" for 2008.


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Roland Lee: Board

Member of the Year









Page 6B

ARTS & LEISURE


News-Sun Sunday, March 1, 2009


March 15 is time for tea at


Lake Placid Caladium Co-op


Special to the News-Sun
Local porcelain artist Barb
LeFevre Adams, along, with
the Lake Placid Chapter of
the World Organization of
China Painters, will again
-host a China Painter's Tea
and show/sale from 1-4 p.m.
on Sunday, March 15. This
annual event, originated and
continued in the memory of
the late Mary Lou Krog. will
take place at the Caladium
Co-op in Lake Placid.
Themed Soaring With
Colors, this year's event will
exhibit hand-painted works
-by local porcelain painters.
both on display and for sale,


featuring small plates in
addition to the traditional
cups -and saucers created
especially for "The Tea."
This event is open to the
public with free admission,
door prizes and raffles
throughout the afternoon and
is an opportunity for the local
artists to share the unique
techniques of the art of china
painting. Demonstrations
will take place during the
event.
An assortment of teas and
snacks will be served and
* entertainment for the occa-
sion will be local musicians


George and Gary Filip. This
father-son duo perform mem-
orable melodies from the
'40s' to the present, with-
George on cordovox and
Gary on piano, clarinet and
vocals.
The Caladium Co-op is
located at 132 East Interlake
Blvd. in Lake Placid. The
Caladium Co-op will also be
open during the event; fea-
turing arts and crafts in many
mediums by talented local
artist/owners. Porcelain
artists wishing to participate
in the show/sale, please call
Chris Filip for more informa-
tion at 699-9532.


Courtesy photo.
The Highlands Museum of the Arts was alive with activity during a reception held Feb. 20
for the artists accepted into Art 2009. Pictured are Museum Curator Hector Neiblas; Luisa
Mesa, first place winner; Ken Rollins, judge of competition; Debbie Kendrick, museum
director; and Jeri Wohl, president of Highlands Art League.


Highlands Museum of the Arts

hosts national competition.


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING The
Highlands Museum of the
Arts was alive with activity
during a, reception held on
Feb. 20 for the artists accept-
ed into Art 2009. This inau-
gural event for Highlands.
MOTA showcased a wide
range of talented artists both
.locally and from around the
country.
The winners of Art 2009
were: First place was Luisa
Mesa from Miami for Mixed
Media on Wood. second was
Kyle from Maitland for
Florida Oil and Collage on
hardboard and third was Rose
Ann Samuelson from
Ormond Beach for Acrylic on
linen
The museum has been
newly renovated and the pub-
lic is encouraged to visit-
I Highlands MOTA to view
this exciting exhibit. *
S"The Highlands MOTA is
to be congratulated for decid--
ing to initiate ART 2009, a
juried national two-dimen-
sional competition and fund-
S. -ing such an exhibition is no
-" small task." said Ken Rollins,
president of Rollins Fine Art.
who juried the competition


Organizing. "The staff and
"volunteers of the Highlands
MOTA deserve the apprecia-
tion and recognition of the
citizens of this fine commu-
nity. '
"It is always a great pleas-
ure for me to have the oppor-
tunity to jury an exhibition.
especially when the exhibi-
tion is national in scope.
Such an exhibition provides a
format to view the work of
artists from throughout the
country that otherwise I
would likely not be able to
see."
The artists included in the
exhibition represent a very
special group of individuals.
Simply to be included in the
exhibition is an achievement.
There wqre 124 artists from
32 states who entered 328
works of art. Out of the 328
vorks entered, 42 pieces by
26 artists were chosen by
Rollins.
When choosing work for
the exhibition Rollins said he
first looked for artistic com-
petence and mastery of tech-
nique and process. On some
occasions the work is so
accomplished that he choose
it simply on the basis of


expertise.
"After that the' task
becomes more intuitive," he
said. "I look for innovation
and for'artwork that chal-
lenges or stimulates me.
work that has intelligent con-
tent and ideas. This exhibi-
tion has a fair measure of art
that speaks to all these crite-
ria.
"I want to express my
appreciation to the Highlands
MOTA for inviting me to par-
ticipate in this important
inaugural exhibition. I
believe the concept of this
exhibition has tremendous
potential for the future."
The exhibit will be on dis-
play through March 26 .at
Highlands Museum of the
Arts, 351 West Center Ave.,
Sebring The Museum is
located behind the public
library in the Allen Altvater
Cultural Center. ",
Museum is closed on
Sunday and Monday, but is
open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
on Tuesday and Fridays,
from 1-4 p.m. on
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Celebrating heritage

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Courtesy photo
South Florida Community College's College Reach Out Program (CROP) and African
American Association held a Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 25. SFCC stu-
dents gave readings and performed speeches by Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy,
Martin Luther King Jr., and President Barack Obama commemorating the African dias-
pora. The SFCC CROP student dance group, Nubian Queens, performed a traditional
African dance during the celebration.


ENTERTAINMENT SNAPSHOTS


SFCC MOFAC docent
meeting is Friday
.AVON PARK South
Florida Community
College's Museum of
Florida Art and Culture
(MOFAC) will hold a
docent meeting at 11 a.m.
Friday in the SFCC
Auditorium Lobby,
Highlands Campus for
those interested in volun-
teering to be MOFAC
docents.
Docents greet visitors
and provide an interesting,
entertaining and education-
al aspect to the viewing
experience. Docents also
have the opportunity to
attend training workshops,
read materials available in
the museum, and learn


about exhibits. They volun-
teer one hour or more a
week during regular muse-
um hours.
Contact Mollie Doctrow,
curator, SFCC MOFAC, at-
784-7240 or by e-mail at
doctrowm@southflorida.ed
U.

'Nunsense' tickets
lon sale now
SEBRING The
Tanglewood Actors Guild is
proud to present four per-
formances of the hit musi-
cal, "Nunsense."
"Nunsense" will be per-
formed in the Tanglewood
clubhouse (just north of
Walmart on the west side of
U.S. 27) at 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Thursday.


Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday,
The play is about five '
nuns who put on a variety
show to raise money to
bury their fallen sisters. !
The show is full of sensi-
tive songs, delightful danc-
ing and zany dialogue. You
will laugh until your sides
hurt.
Tickets are just $10 and
include dessert and cold ;
drinks at intermission. pro-
vided by our sponsors:
Turner Furniture. Edw ard.
Jones/Alan J. Holmes, ,
Florida Hospital-Heartland
Division and Heartland
National Bank.
Tickets may be pur- ,
chased at the Tanglewood
Box Office on Thursdays
from 3-4 p.m. or by calling
382-8393.


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Gardening may be hard, but it's also relaxing


Gardening is defined as cultivation
of a plot of land.-That actually makes it
sound like work. While gardening can
be somewhat labor intensive, it can
also be very' relaxing and healthy.
The act of gardening provides physi-
cal exercise. It is just as effective as
going to the gym and provides bends,
twists, reaches and pulls. The physical
activities of raking, hoeing, shoveling,
composting and planting can be some
of the best exercise around. It all burns
fat and keeps the blood circulation
flowing.
But it's not just physical. Gardening
,makes you think. If you want your gar-
den to produce well or look pretty, you
have to think ahead to the final output
of what you put in to it. It is a creative
outlet as well.as a physical activity.
When gardening, you use all five sens-
es.,
And if you have stress in your life,
,you should really give it a try.
Gardening is very relaxing and one
loses track of time when puttering
around in the soil. Nature has a way of
soothing us and making us forget about
our daily problems. The combination of
fresh'air, sun and the wonderful scents
of the plants and the earth are very


News Frolm
The
Watershed


calming.
Studies have actu-
ally shown that gar-
dening has healthy
psychological bene-
fits. Connecting with
nature and life's natu-
ral rhythm can be like
a vacation in from
daily stresses.
Research has shown
that some people
have actually recov-


ered more quickly
Corine Burgess from illness who are
exposed to beautiful gardens or partici-
pate in the act of gardening.
Gardening also gives one a sense of
accomplishment. Once a patch of earth
has been weeded or planted, you can
look at it and feel satisfied with a job
well done.
Other than the mental, emotional
and physical benefits of gardening, one
can actually save money. If you grow
your own vegetables and fruit, just
think of the money you will save at the
grocery store. In addition, the food you
grow generally is healthier and tastes
better than the produce that you buy.
Another great thing about gardening


is that there is no age limit. Children,
teens and adults can all enjoy the feel
of the earth in their hands and enjoy
watching seeds turn into green plants.
Families can work together in the gar-
den or one can get some alone time and
reflect in quieter times. Gardening has
even been used as therapy for children
who have been abused or those who are
from broken homes. It helps them build
self-esteem and has a calming effect.
*But gardening does require an
investment. Time and attention are
needed to have a beautiful garden; But
by that investment, one can focus their
attention on something positive. It gets
you outdoors and teaches you patience.
And for the most part the art of garden-
ing does not produce instant gratifica-
tion. You have to wait for plants to
grow or seeds to sprout. But it can be
very exciting to check on, your plants
and seeds daily and see what has hap-
pened while you weren't watching.

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


Courtesy photo
One of the many benefits of gardening is enjoying the
blooms on flowering plants.


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

A Christ :Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), ?935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School,/ 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 pm.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
* .Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,.
Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible,
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers,
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
* First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev..
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.;
Evening Worship,' 7 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall,
Pastor. Christ. centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time b6p.m. on Wednesday. Bible
classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered
for all ages. Choirpractice at 5 p.m.
Sunday.. Church phone: 452-6556.
Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
comer of.SR17 and C-17A (truck
route) in. Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Bible Study Classes at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins',at 10:30 a.m., and an
evening worship service is at 6
p,m.. On Wednesdays, the
AWANA program and the Word of
Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM,
The adult Bible and Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
t/stap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
Fellowship Baptist Church,


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


Pastor, Toby Cribbs,
Youth/Children Ministries; Bus
rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. A.R.
Fugan, interim pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
minister of youth and activities.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Suhday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children,' youth and adults from*
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age
6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.:
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 47 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible.
Church. Dr. John Hankins, pastor.
Larry Ruse, youth pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (ust
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) "Where the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service Is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7, p.m. Call, the
church at 699-0671 for.more Infor-
' nation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek. Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to-the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a;m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home ph6ne: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 440p Sparta Road. Rev.
Winfred White, Interim pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study,.7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
* Southaide Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;


Ralph 0. Bums, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m., Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for
Teens, 6:30 p.m. Adult Midweek
Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nursery for under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and hard-of-hearing.
Office phone, 385-0752.
* Sunridge Baptist Church,
(SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27
and Valerie, across from Florida
Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, tran-
sitional pastor. Sunday School,
9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning.
Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday
Evening Service, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer, Bible -Study,
and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery pro-
vided. For information, call 382-
3695.


CATHOLIC

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


CHRISTIAN

* Eastslde Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL
33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27
on County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop,
secretary; Thelma Hall, organist;
and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:


Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the Drivel"
* Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872, Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
David, Etherton, Youth Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Youth Service, 6 p.m; Wednesday
night meals, 5 p.m.; and
Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Phone 382-6676.
* First Christian Church, 1016
W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director; Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible
School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Choir Practice & Children's
Classes, 5:15 p.m.; Study Gr6ups
for all ages and Children's Choir,
6:15 p.m. Nursery provided for all
events.
* First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), 510
Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of
Poinsettia and Eucalyptus),
Sebring, FL 33870. Phone: 385-
0358 or 385-3435. The Rev.
Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday
School, .9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast,
10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30
a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Praise and Worship,
6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15
p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15
p.m.


CHRISTIAN &
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
SMorning Worship and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 5
p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A free public Reading
Room, located at the church, is
open before and after church serv-
ices on Sunday and Wednesdays
and by appointment. Thursday. The
Bible and the Christian Science
textbook, "Science and Health, with
Key to the Scriptures" .by Mary
Baker Eddy are our only preachers.
All are welcome to come and par-
take of the comforts guidance, sup-
port and healing found in the les-
son-sermons.


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-1597.
* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
.Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,


Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-
1466. Sunday School classes for
children, youth and adults at 9:30
a.m. Christian worship at 10:30
a.m. 'Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 7:30,
8:30 and 10 a.m. with Holy
Communion. Coffee hour following'
services. Newcomers welcome.
Rector is the Rev. Joyce Holmes.
Call 453-5664 or e-mail
redeemer1895@ao/lcom Web site:
redeemeravon.com. The church is
at 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park
(two miles north of Sun 'N Lake
Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.) I
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m..The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
7649, for more Information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
'Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
1'0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8'a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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


JEWISH

,E Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,
Sebring, FL 33870.. Everyone. is
,always welcome. Hebrew
Language Class from 12:30-2 p.m.,
March 5, 12,. 19 and 26; Torahl
'Study with Howard Salles from
"2:30-4 p.m. March 5,' 12, 19 and
'26; Shabbat Service Rabbi Singer
'followed by Oneg at 7:30 p.m.
March 6 and 20. Open to anyone
"who cares to attend. Summer
"hours may vary. For further Infor-
'mation, call the Temple office at
'382-7744.

LUTHERAN

Atonement Lutheran Church


(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview
Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-,
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
.mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
christlutheranavonpark. org.
SFaith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road,, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) In fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more Information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at www.newlife
sebring. com.
* Resurrection Lutheran Church
- ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.
and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School (adult and youth, 9:15 a.m.
Sunday. Coffee and fellowship hour
follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
* Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.fn.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship


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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL,

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and,
Senior,Yo.uth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
YoUth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Rbad, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
School, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible
studies, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m. A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian 'International
Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
9195, lindadownlng@ hotmail.com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmailcom:.,Web site is
www. chrstiantrainingm/nlstries.net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (ASL),
;1:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace
Bible Academy Adult Itvestigating
Truth; first and third Tuesday,
Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;
Wednesday, Children's & Youth
Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday,
8:30 p.m., College Ministry.
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* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. Web site: highlandscommu-
nity.com e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunity.com
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (in the historical build-


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


PRESBYTERIAN

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


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


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED' METHODIST

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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


VINEYARD

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


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Standing in front of a slide of Pablo Picasso, Joey Sacco explains how contemporary artists
inspired the world around them and vice versa during his Third Thursdays at MOFAC
presentation on Feb. 19.

Artist makes sense of contemporary

art for MOFAC audience


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK African
tribal ;masks inspired 20th
century cubist artists. A fasci-
nation with cubism led
Danish physicist Niels Bohr
to develop the theories of
quantum physics that, in turn,
led to the invention of the
transistor, and the modern-
day computer.
That progression of events
may seem inconceivable to
people who find themselves
staring in bewilderment at
one of Pablo Piccasso's frag-
mented.female portraits, but
such is the way art inspires
life. This was the topic of
artist Joey Sacco's Third
Thursday at MOFAC pro-
gram "Making Sense of
Contemporary Art" on Feb.
19 at the South Florida
Community College Museum
of Florida Art and 'Culture
(MOFAC).
Sacco, an artist and former
SFCC art instructor, serves
on the MOFAC and SFCC
Cultural Programs advisory
boards and is a member of
the SFCC Foundation's board
of directors. By focusing on
the past 150 years of art his-
tory, he endeavored to'
answer the question that
intrigues and baffles many art
viewers: Why to artists do the
things they do?
The birth of cubism, for
example, begins with the
post-impressionist artist Paul
Cezanne. His method of sim-
plifying the objects he paint-
ed into basic shapes intrigued


the. avant-garde painter and
sculptor Picasso. But Picasso
was also drawn to the geo-
metrical and multi-dimen-
sional elements in African
tribal masks and the angular
designs woven into African
kuba cloth. Angular, expres-
sive, multi-dimensional
shapes became the hallmark
of Picasso'.s work and the
very\ essence of cubism.
"There are all possible view-
points in one cubist paint-
ing," Sacco said. "However
you view the painting, that's
how it is."
In the world of art, what
comes around can literally go
around, Sacco pointed out.
This was the case for Vincent
Van Gogh, the Dutch impres-
sionist painter who drew his
inspiration from the East,
namely, in the simple
designs,'bold lines, and deli-
cate colors of the Japanese
woodblock printmakers. Yet
these same Asian artists,
whom Van Gogh found so
appealing, were themselves
influenced by the European
masters of the Renaissance.
No artist's story could be
more ironic perhaps than
Paul Gauguin, the French
post-impressionist who is
famously known for renounc-
ing civilization to live among
the people of Tahiti.
Although paintings from this
period of his life are consid-
ered to be his most primitive,
his Tahitian subjects are com-
posed on the canvas in nearly
identical positions as subjects


Courtesy photo
Accordionist Stuart Williams will be in concert Sunday,
March 5 at Lake Placid Library along with one of his for-
mer students, Shirley Andrus.


carved into Greek relief
sculptures more than 1,000
years earlier.
Of course, most artists find
their' greatest inspiration in
the world.around them, often
to astonishing effect, Sacco
said. Working in the most
realistic of all artistic medi-
ums, photographer Aaron
Siskind used his camera to
capture abstract images, such
as the impression of human
figures in a wall of peeling
paint or from a string tangled
in sand. Surrealist artist M.C.
Escher, known for his brain-
teasing images that defied
gravity and space, created
many of his masterpieces
after studying the geometric
designs of ancient Moorish
tiles while on a trip to Spain.
.Among all art, from the
sedate to the strange, Sacco
found a singular value.
"When you start looking at
great art, it makes you see
the world a little differently,"
he said.
Third Thursdays at
MOFAC will continue from
1-2 p.m. March 19 when Iris
Wall, a fifth-generation
Floridian, shares "Stories
from the Florida Cracker
Trail."
MOFAC is open from
12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, and one
hour before Artist Series and
Matinee Series performanc-
es. For information about
Third Thursday programs and
MOFAC exhibits, call 784-
7195.


Free accordion
concert set for
Lake Placid
Library

Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID The
Friends of Lake Placid
Memorial Library will again
offer a 'free concert at the
south county library at 2 p.m.
Sunday, 'March 8.
Accordionists Stuart
Williams and his former stu-
dent Shirley Andrus will play
a combination of polkas,
waltzes, patriotic songs and
favorite sing-alongs.
The accordion is a portable
musical instrument that is
sometimes called a "one-
man-band." It's shaped like a
box with bellows, which are
pushed and pulled making air
move inside the structure. At
the same time, buttons and
keys are being pressed,
which open up and allow that
air to flow across brass or
steel strips that vibrate and
make sound.
In addition to the musical
presentation, Williams will
explain more about the work-
ings' of the instrument and
discuss its beginnings and
evolution throughout history.
To reserve seats, please
call Kathleen Montgomery or
Maria Chenique at 699-3705.


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Beginning Monday
through March 31, the Lake
Placid and Avon Park
libraries will host the
Sebring Doll Club's "Show
of Dolls."
Even at the age of 4, my
daughter Brandy demon-
strated her love of books
and dolls. She would place
her dolls just right, grab a
book and pretend to read
and teach her dolls,
Needless to say, she has
been a high school English
teacher for 27 years and her
love for books and dolls has
never waned.
Formerly of the South
Florida Doll Club (Miami)
and now a 20-year member-
of the Sebring Doll Club,
my love of dolls has never
ceased either along with my
ever-growing collection of
dolls.
Founded in 1983, the
club meets the first
Wednesday of the month,
September through May, at
St. John's United Methodist
Church (behind Walmart).
The club strives to promote
the love of dolls through
timely doll-related work-
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artists and manufacturers
and by attending district
and national conventions
and local doll shows;
Membership is open to all
who share our interests. A
collection of only 10 dolls
is required along with year-
ly dues. We support local
nursing homes, churches
and charities, etc., by
donating dolls and/or doll-
related items.
We are enthusiastic about
the March library show.
There will be dolls of every
description and beauty.
Even boy dolls. Do you
remember the Chatty
Kathy, Ideal's "grow-hair"'
doll, and the Cabbage Patch
Kids?
So drop by your library,
check out a good book and
enjoy our "Show of Dolls."
The Lake Placid Library,
205 W. Interlake Blvd. (on
the circle) and Avon Park
Library, 100 N. Museum
Ave. are open Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday
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The Heartland Symphony Orchestra is preparing for the
March concerts and puts out the welcome mat for all
new orchestra players to join the organization and tune
up with us. The group rehearses in the Green Room,
room 34, adjacent to the stage in the rear of South
Florida Community College at the Avon Park campus at
5 p.m. Tuesday. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 638-
7231 for info or just pop up at rehearsal.


Tips on helping kids

to accept

differences, diversity


Special to the News-Sun
Children don't have the
same filter between their-
brains and their mouths that
adults do, and if you need
evidence of that, just think
back to any moment of.
embarrassment caused by
your child's ultra-honesty.
It's one thing for an adult
.to, see someone who is
obese and think, "he's fat,"
but. children are more than
likely to point and say in a
loud, non-indoor voice,-
"Wow, Mommy, he's fat!"
Children are--- more-
attuned to differences, both.
in physical stature and
behavior, and have a ten-
dency to point them out in
other children, causing dis-
tress and anxiety. However,
according to at least one-
expert, it is not only possi-
ble to teach them to be
more accepting, but it's also
possible to condition those
who are different to accept
themselves, as well.
Kari Kay, author of
Floppy Cat, from the
Floppy Cat Company
(www.floppycat.com) based
her children's book on the
life of her real cat, Floppy,
who was born with a bal-
ance problem that turned
his normal feline gait into a
staccato strut, making every
step a challenge. She is
using his trials as a
metaphor for the differ-
ences children are prone to
spot..
"Floppy was born with
very little balance control
which made his daily life
very difficult," Kay said.
"He had two other siblings
that were born with the
same challenges. They laid
around most of the day let-
ting their challenges get the
best of them, while Floppy
reacted differently. He
spent his days taking on one'
adventure after another.
Rarely did you see Floppy
in one place for very long.
Floppy enjoyed his life.
Never letting his challenges
stand in his way of having
fun."
Her tips for children
include:
Keep your head help
high at all times No mat-
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have faith that being your-
self is more than enough to
making the most out of
life.
Don't let challenges
hold you back from doing
or getting what you want -
Life isn't always going to
be easy, but that doesn't
mean you should let its
challenges hold you back.
Facing them with a smile
. canbe your strength!
Figure out What you
want and go for it and be
willing to learn new things
It's---sometimes_ .easier
knowing what you don't
want than what you do
want, but once you've fig-
ured it out, you should be
more like Floppy, who did-
n't let anything stand in his
way.
* Believe in yourself!
Use your 'uniqueness to
move forward in life -
Being different isn't a bur-
den, but -rather, it's a gift.
Use it to your advantage
instead of letting it hold
you back. Your ability to
overcome adversity will
inspire everyone around
you..
Stay positive! Look
for the good in every situa-
tion Even at its worst,
life can still have its good
points, if we only look for
them. Floppy wouldn't
have had to look far to find
doom and gloom, but
instead no matter what -
he could always see the
good in every situation.
"If you want to live life
to the fullest stay focused
on what you want, look for
the good, and never, never
let challenges stand in your
way as obstacles," Kay
said. "Rather, you use them
as opportunities to grow
and become all that you
want to be."


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the
Highlands County School
District for the upcoming
week of March 2-6 include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Lunch Hamburger on
bun, cheeseburger, penne
pasta with pepperoni, garlic
breadstick, Mama Sofia
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
PBJ Sandwich, chef salad,
crispy chicken cesar, turkey
and cheese sub, dill stack,
carrots and dip, string
cheese,- assorted juices,
french fries, whole kernal
corn, assorted fresh fruit,
cherry X-treme fruit, diced
peaches, glazed cinnamon
roll, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Egg and
sausage daybreaker, assorted
cereals, 'cinnamon toast,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch Hamburger on
bun, cheeseburger, penne
pasta with pepperoni, garlic
breadstick, Mama Sofia
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
PBJ Sandwich, baked chick-
en, dinner roll, chef salad,
crispy chicken salad, ham
and cheese sub, dill stack,
tossed salad, green beans,
mashed potatoes, potato
chips, chicken gravy, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, apple X-
treme fruit, fruit cocktail
cup, cut fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty Cheezy
Rollups, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
.__ Lunch Hamburger on
bun, cheeseburger, penne
pasta with pepperoni, garlic
breadstick, Mama Sofia
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, hot arind
spicy chicken sandwich,
Uncrustable PBJ Sandwich,
chicken eggroll, vegetable
fried rice, southwest chicken
salad, hoagie sub, dill stack,
broccoli, carrots and' dip,
string cheese, assorted fresh
fruit, applesauce, chocolate
pudding, assorted juices,
french fries, X-treme Fruit
Lime-add HS, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit juice, choice of
milk.'
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken enchiladas,
yellow rice, chef salad,
crispy chicken Caesar, ham
and cheese sub, augratin
potatoes, potato chips, corn
cobbettes, string cheese,
assorted juices, Apple X-
treme Fruit, tossed salad,
assorted fresh fruit, fruit
cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk, salsa.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-


cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, chicken
patty on bun, Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, chicken nuggets, din-
ner roll, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, turkey and
cheese sub, dill stack, carrots
and dip, string cheese, french
fries, green beans, diced
peaches, french fries, Cherry
X-treme Fruit, assorted fresh
fruit, choice of milk, sweet
potato cake.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Sausage biscuit, assorted
fruit juice, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, chef salad, chicken
Caesar salad, turkey and
cheese sub, penne pasta with
pepperoni, garlic breadstick,
dill stack, seasoned potato
*cubes, whole kernel corn,
string cheese, diced peaches,
assorted fresh fruit, glazed
cinnamon roll, choice of
milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Egg and
Sausage Daybreaker, assort-
ed cereals, cinnamon toast,
assorted 'juices, assorted
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Chicken biscuit, assorted
fruit juice, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, ham and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, baked chicken,
dill stack, mashed potatoes,
chicken gravy, carrots and
dip, green beans, assorted
juices, assorted fresh, fruit,
cut fresh fruit, fruit cocktail
cup, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty Cheeze
Rollups, hash brown patty,
assorted cereal, cinnamon
toast, assorted juices, assort-
ed fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Breakfast on the Patio:
Assorted cereal bars, assorted
fruit juice, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, hot and spicy
chicken sandwich; turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, south-
western chicken salad, chick-
en eggroll, vegetable fried
rice, dill stack, baked french
fries, broccoli, string cheese,


assorted fresh fruit, apple-
sauce, chocolate pudding,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:.
Chicken biscuit, assorted
fruit juice, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken patty
on bun, ham and cheese sub,
chef salad,- chicken enchi-
ladas, yellow rice, dill stack,
corn cobbettes, assorted
juices, carrots and dip,
assorted fresh fruit, fruit
cocktail cup, cut fresh fruit,
choice of milk, salsa.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice of
milk. Breakfast on the Patio:
Sausage biscuit, assorted
fruit juice, choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken ten-
ders, dinner roll, turkey and
cheese sub, chef salad, crispy
chicken salad, Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's
pepperoni pizza, dill stack,
tossed salad, carrots and dip,
potato chips, string cheese,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, diced peaches,
Carnival Chip cookie, choice
of milk.

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted cere-
als, MaxStix, chilled fruit
juices, diced peaches, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Fruity Cheerios
cereal, string cheese, apple
juice, milk.
Lunch -. Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
chicken nuggets, dinner roll,
mashed potatoes, chicken
gravy, chilled fruit juices,
green beans, sliced pears,
Very Berry Juice Bar, choice
of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Breakfast
sandwich, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, chilled fruit
juices, pineapple cup, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Egg and cheese
biscuit, Strawberry Banana
Up yogurt, Honey Bear
Crackers, apple chocolate
milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
penne pasta with pepperoni,


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garlic breadstick, broccoli
with cheese, applesauce,
chilled fruit juices, Very
Berry Juice Bar, Cinnamon
Bears, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty Cheezy
Rollups, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinnamon
toast, chilled fruit juices,
mandarin oranges, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Strawberry
Banana Up yogurt, Honey
Bear Crackers, egg and
cheese biscuit, grape juice,
milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
turkey and cheese hoagie,
Goldfish Crackers, chilled
fruit juices, peach cup, whole
kernal corn, Very Berry Juice
Bar, Cocoa Clodhoppers,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals, cin-
namon toast, chilled fruit
juices, banana, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: French Toast
Crisp Strip, string cheese,
sausage biscuit, banana,
chocolate milk.
Lunch Uncrustable.
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, ham chef salad, turkey
and cheese hoagie, MaxStix,
dipping sauce, fruit cocktail,
cup, carrots and dip, glazed
cinnamon roll, chilled fruit
juices, Very Berry Juice Bar,
choice of milk.
I Friday
Breakfast Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted cereals, string
cheese, chilled fruit juices;
fresh Florida oranges, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Sausage biscuit,
French, Toast Crisp Strip,
string. cheese, apple juice,
milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly sand-
wich, turkey chef salad,
chicken eggroll, vegetable
fried rice, black beans,
chilled fruit juices, tossed
salad, Very Berry Juice Bar,
chocolate pudding, choice of.
milk.

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chicken gravy, green beans,.
sliced pears and choice of.
milk.
Tuesday
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Sandwich, penne pasta with.
pepperoni, garlic breadstick,
broccoli, applesauce,
Cinnamon Bears, choice of
milk.
Wednesday
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
Sandwich, turkey and cheese
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fruit cocktail cup, Cocoa
Glodhoppers, choice of milk.
Thursday
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
Sandwich, MaxStix, dipping
sauce, fruit cocktail cup, car-
rots and dip, glazed cinna-
mon roll, milk.
Friday
Lunch Uncrustable PBJ
Sandwich, chicken eggroll,
vegetable fried rice, black
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march!
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though in northern states the
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spiritual livbs.
Sometimes a strong blast,
of God's breath on our backs
pushes us in the right direc-
tion. Other times, a cool,
refreshing breeze reminds us
to follow his lead with
gusto.
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routine to remain focused
in life to eliminate distrac-
tions that cause us to be
ineffective.
Spiritually, it's vital to
maintain a spiritual order.
For example, set aside
dependable time to sit quiet-
ly before the Lord to pray,
read the Bible and meditate
a few moments on what God
is saying to us.
If all one can spare is 10
minutes, it is devoted time
that the Lord will bless.
Committing to regular
church attendance sets the
right example for our chil-
dren; but, also, sets the tone
for the rest of our week's
activities. Sitting under the
Word of God as it is taught
by the pastor prepares our
minds and hearts for living
in this world. It also exercis-


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company of. other believers.
Worship is like that
refreshing breeze that lifts
our spirits and gives buoyan-
cy to our steps throughout
the week as we also worship
daily on our own.
But, unlike the marching
bands in a parade, we are
called to march to a different
drummer than the one we.
hear everyday in the world.
In The Message we're
reminded of this in
Philippians 3: 12, where it
says, "So let's keep focused
on that goal, those of us who
want everything God has for
us ... Now that we're on the
right track, let's stay on it."
So, go forward and march
to God's drumbeat. Selah

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