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Language: English
Creator: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: March 29, 2009
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Congress approve
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Age 86, Lake Placid
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Age 84, Lake Placid
Margaret Norman
Age 80, Lake Placid
Helen Singer
Age 87, Sebring
Dorothy Streb
Age 80, Lake Placid
James Sutton
Age 60, Sebring
Obituaries, Page 6A

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Classifieds 6C
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Sottile's killer faces jury this week in penalty phase

Altersberger could go to death row after pleading guilty


By TREY CHRISTY
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LAKE PLACID The juny has been
selected and by the end of the week they
will recommend whether Joshua Lee
Altersberger. 21, should receive life in
prison or be put to death for the killing
of Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Nicholas
Sottile.
SThe final decision on Altersberger's
fate will be in the hands of Judge
Michael Hunter. .- .
Joshua Lee Altersberger "He is not bound by the decision, but
pled guilty to the January of hehas to eight in mak'
2007 killing of FHP Sgt. he that great weight in mak-
Nicholas Sottile on March ing his final decision," said Steve
13. Houchin of the State Attorney's Office.


Each juror will give
their recommendation,
1 leaving the judge with a
numerical suggestion.
Houchin, from the
SAO in Sebring, said he
had "no comment" on
Sottile whether or not he was
"happy" with the way
jury selection went last week.
Houchin will work the case with SAO
Bartow prosecutor Paul Wallace.
"It went riormally." Houchin 'said
about jury selection. "It took three days
to select 12 jurors and two alternates.
That's (the time) what everyone antici-


News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS


Golden Olympics

bring laughter to

all ages

Avon Park Police Chief Matthew Doughney
(above from left), Sebring Police Department
Chief Tom Dettman, Avon Park Police
Department Commander Mike Rowan and
Wauchula Police Department Chief William
Beattie compete in a wheelchair race Friday
afternoon at the Oaks of Avon Park. Lake Placid
Health Care resident Harold Mercer (right)
receives a first place medal Friday for basketball
during the senior games at the Oaks of Avon
Park. See story on page 3A.


pated."
The jury is made up of eight, women
and four men, with two female alter-
nates.
"There were a lot more women in the
jury pool than men," he said. which was
reflected in the final jury.
'Their racial makeup is mostly white,
with one black female, and Houchin
said he couldn't remember if any of the
jurors were Hispanic.
Two females are in their 20's with the
rest spread out from there, mostly mid-
dle-aged.
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By TREY CHRISTY
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AVON PARK For the past two
years junior Alexander Arreguin has-
n't had much time to enjoy drawing.
something he has always done.
Winning a competition in Boca
Raton will make that much easier as'
he looks forward to making it a career.
Arreguin was awarded a full schol-
arship to the Digital Media Arts
College in Boca Raton, where' he
thinks he will study computer anima-
tion.
"It runs in my family but none of
my family have accepted it as a form


of making money as a job," he said
about his artistic talents. "When I was
growing up a lot of family members
drew but they never had the opportu-
nity to seek it (as a career). I'm glad I
was able to."
Though his studies in Advanced
Placement math, English, history and
science have kept him away from his
artwork, his curiosity was piqued
when a teacher at Avon Park High
School brought a woman by the cam-
pus to talk about the DMAC scholar-
ship contest.

Continued on page 7A


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earlier this month during the Digital Media Arts College Scholarship
Contest in Boca Raton.


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gallons of diesel fuel on U.S. 27

1 man airlifted after Thursday afternoon crash


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By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID A truck carry-
ing 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel was
struck from behind Thursday after-
noon, but there was no spillage, said
driver Malcom McAdams.
McAdams, who owns McAdams
Oil Co., was traveling southbound
on U.S. 27. near Lake Josephine
Drive in the right-hand lane when
he was struck by Travis Wuudtke,
26, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Monte
Carlo.
McAdams was driving his com-


pany's vehicle, a 1986 International
truck, with 1,000 gallons of diesel
fuel in the tank.
"The left side of his car impacted
the tandem wheels on the rear of my
truck," McAdams said. "There was
no spillage which is very fortunate
... the truck did have some diesel in
it."
The vehicles wound up about 25
feet west of the road on the shoul-
der.
The Florida Highway Patrol was
called to the scene at 2:54 p.m. and
Wuudtke was airlifted to Lakeland


Regional Hospital shortly there-
after, according .to .Lt. Chris Miller
of the FHP.
"He looked bad to me but I
understand he was discharged
today," McAdams said late Friday
afternoon.
The accident is a blight on
McAdams's business, which only
operates two trucks.
"This one is not going anywhere
until we figure out what we are
going to do," he said about the dam-
aged truck.
He had made one stop before the


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Emergency workers survey the damage after a car rear-ended a diesel
tanker Thursday afternoon on U.S. 27.


accident. He was coming from State
Road 66.
"It was a bad afternoon for me,"
he said. "I just wish it would go


away."
Miller did not state whether any
charges were being filed. The crash
is still under investigation.


Mural tells the story behind LPHS sports and its mascot


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID The five pio-
neers of Lake Placid High School
sports were memorialized during
Saturday's mural dedication, with
one of the members, now 88 years
old, in attendance.
Roy A. Henderson, born in 1921
in the house on Lake Mirror he still
calls his seasonal home, played cen-
ter for the Lake Placid High School
varsity basketball team in 1939.
It was the first year the school had
any varsity sports team.
"We didn't have enough for a
football team so we started off with
13 people initially and that tapered
down to five people by the time we
got it organized and started in the
winter of '39 and '40," he said about
how the basketball team was put
together.
Being a 1940 LPHS graduate,
Henderson knows a lot about the his-
tory of the school and how it got
its mascot.
"We knew Sebring were the Blue
Streaks and Avon Park were the Red
Devils," he said. "We were studying
the Boxer Rebellion and (teammate
Al Eide) said 'Well the Chinese have
a lot to do with dragons.' He con-
ceived the idea of a green dragon
and that's how it occurred."
With team colors and a mascot the
five men were well on their way to


Keith Goodson's painting captures 1939-40 basketball

team, the first squad to use the name Green Dragons


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Cou'rtey Photo
The mural dedicated Sunday tells the story of the first ever LPHS varsity sports team. The team pictured in
the mural, from left to right, are Roy A. Henderson, center; Barney Smoak, forward; Captain Al Eide, forward;
Howard Eide, guard; and Junior, Guess, guard. Henderson and Al Eide are the two surviving members of the
team. Keith Goodson painted the mural.


becoming the team that went 15-1
during the regular season, but they
didn't have any facilities or a court.
The tennis courts on what is now
known as Bishop Park became their
home.
"Cars would line up on each side
of the court and that's what you had


for lighting," Henderson said. "On
the mural it shows the cars on each
side."
Visiting teams weren't very fond
of the rough surface. ,
"Some of the tea n tested bit-
terly," he said. "But we/were a bunch
of rough country boys. If you get a


skinned knee, Who cares?"
Locally the games were very pop-
ular, but in the tail end of the Great
Depression fans. weren't likely to
follow their team around.
"We never had a team before so
we had tremendous support," he
said. "Gas was eight cents a gallon.


Even at that price you didn't have
people going to games out of town
because they just couldn't afford it."
With five players on the team and
no substitutes, opposing coaches
attacked that perceived weakness.
"Those that played us had a sim-
ple philosophy run us down,"
Henderson said.
Substitutions would occur fre-
quently for teams that had 10 to 13
players, but it didn't work against
the "rough country boys" of Lake
Placid.
"The problem was our strategy
was to slow it down and hang with
them," he said. "And that's what we
did. We had a tight defensive team."
The team wound up beating
Sebring High School twice that sea-
son.
"They were really unhappy about
that," he said. "But they turned
around and beat us in the tourna-
ment, and they didn't let us forget
it."
The LPHS team was regular-sea-
son wonders, but closed out the tour-
nament with losses in two close
games, finishing the season with an
overall, record of 15-3.
Henderson said the mural will be a
great tribute to the team that started
the tradition of sports in Lake Placid.
"It's not that I feel a great honor to
us, we just happened to be there at
the time." he said.


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Learning how to 'Be The Wall'


Town hall-style meeting focuses on teen


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.uffley@newssun.com
SEBRING The first of
three town meetings devoted to
educating parents about the
physical and psychological
dangers of under age drinking
was held at the Sebring Civic
Center Thursday night as part
of the "Be The Wall" cam-
paign.
The evening. was moderated
by Mayor George Hensley. A
panel of six police Chief
Tom Dettman, assistant state/
attorney Courtney Lenhart, Dr.
Charlie Nelson, Hill-Gustat
Middle School principal Chris
Doty, John Varady of the
Heartland educational
Consortium, and Sebring High
School senior Ricki Albritton
addressed the audience and
took questions.
The event warned parents of
how physically destructive
alcohol is to developing brains.
Responsible adults have to
stand together, becoming a
wall that keeps teens 'from
drinking.
"We need to influence the
kids before their drinking
interferes with their brain pat-


drinking


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Courtney Lenhart and Chris Doty (right) listen thoughtfully
as Charlie Nelson (center) explains there is a clear and
direct connection between alcohol and impaired brain
development during Thursday's town hall meeting in
Sebring.


terns," Nelson said.
The audience was told that
parents are considered the
most trustworthy source of
information by most teens, so a
parent's intervention carries
great weight.
The parents were also reas-
sured that surveys indicate a
majority of teens, about 60 per-
cent, are not drinkers.
Parents, and other responsi-


ble adults, have to become a
wall, shielding impulsive ado-
lescents from their own reck-
less. behavior.
The cities of Avon Park and
Lake Placid will be holding
their own town meetings.
Parents of teens are strongly
urged to attend.
* Call Debbie Lees of the
HCSO at 385-0024 for more
information.


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Golden

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By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK More
than 28 contestants from six
different health care centers
and nursing homes competed
in the Golden Olympics at
the Oaks of Avon on Friday
afternoon.
The highlight of the after-
noon was the Dignitary
Wheelchair Race, which
hosted teams consisting of
local community leaders
from Highlands and Hardee
counties.
The events started at 10
a.m. along with the music
and entertainment provided
by Uptown Country Band.
"The residents got a
chance to get out and have
some fun. The events were
very competitive. I would
really like to thank the digni-
taries that came out. It was a
blast, and it means so much
to the residents to see those
folks. I would especially like
to thank Sheriff Susan
Benton. Her speech was real-
ly motivational, and the
words were true, these folks
are the reason that we are
here," said Helena Roland,
administration and marketing
director for the Oaks.
"This is certainly a fantas-
tic and fun event. The wheel-
chair race.was a lot of fun,
but I think I might let this one
go and not appeal to
NASCAR, but we could have
won," Avon Park Police
Chief Matt Doughney joked.
"I enjoyed this event," said'
Tom Katsanis, Lake Placid
mayor, whose team won the
wheelchair race.
According to Roland, they
are. going to schedule the
event next year, and some of
the residents. are planning on
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Y'ADOT S EDITORIAL


A april is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is all too
easy to read those words and dismiss them out of
hand. '
After all, these days it seems-every month is devoted to
this or that cause, or vegetable, or hobby. It's- always a
something month, in other words, so who cares?


in charge of our budget. I
-tried to follow it, despite
not feeling well.
One thing I struggled
with 'vas the phrase "cap
and trade." Maybe it was
because my body decid-,
ed I wasn't unhappy
enough and added neck :
spasms to my woes, butI
couldn't remember what
that was.
Continued on page 5A


But preventing child abuse is a seri-
ous subject, made more urgent in
-today's world of high stress and limited
means .
Almost every day there are heart-
breaking stories:of infants being shaken'
to death or toddlers turning up in shal-
low graves.
We need to remember -at the same
time that not all abuse is-so traumatic.
Neglect or milder violence have. their
.own way: of eating into a child's ,soul,:
sowing seeds for another g-neration of
pain'and suffering.
- So, yes, this is one month the subject
of-which deserves our close attention.
The best -way to prevent abuse is to
become an educated parent, learning
how children develop -in general, and
how one's own child fits into that
matrix.
Understanding,. for. example, that
Johnny neeos a nap after lunch can save
a blowout at the -grocery store.


Understanding that 1-year-olds can't be
expected to become toilet, trained,
means less frustration for everyone.
involved,
Another important protection is to
develop a support network. Even loving,
knowledgeable parents can become over
tired and short tempered, or need a
tnoment to catch their breath.
Unfortunately not all parents are that
wise and proactive. .
Sadly, it is often the .isolated moms
'and dads with unreasonable expecta-
tions who act out of anger. -
Happily, Highlands County provides
options, -some even presented by the,
county government itself.
In.fact, for a smaller rural county, in a
state not famous for spending on social'
services, it is impressive how many
local organizations .provide materials,
advice and support; and how many of
those .organizations are respected state
and nation- wide as being examples of


best practices.
Take the Children's Services
Foundation, which has been a steady
source of ideas and programs for over a
decade.
Its creation of the Children's
Advocacy Center, for example, has done
almost as much to protect young people
as the parents, who care enough to learn
about their children.
Because of the advocacy center, with
its full compliment of therapists,
lawyers, and law enforcement person-
nel, accusations of abuse can be investi-
gated quickly, quietly and in a *ay that
keeps the children safe.
The agency is a main reason
Highlands County is one place a teacher,
neighbor, or relative can take the, admit-
tedly, difficult step of getting involved.
And folks, getting involved is the
essential heart to preventing, or stop-
ping abuse.
So, let children be on your mind this
month and after. Reach out to par-
ents, offer to baby sit, or give a family a
ride to the beach or the library.
And for heaven's sake, if you suspect
a child is being hurt, holler.
The telephone number for the
Children's Advocacy Center is 402-
6845.


JANET EMERSON
Ext 596
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After reading the guest column by
Dale Gillis in the March 27 News-.
Sun, I felt it necessary,to address 'the
issue of so called assault rifles. -The
original definition of assault rifle or-
assault weapon is;a rifle designed for
combat, capable of select fire (shoot-
in'g fully automatic and also semi-
automatic). These are the weapons ,
used by the military. The versions
available to the general public are
semi-automatic only. -
Using the term "assault weapon"
by modern gun control advocates :to
describe these semi-automatic "
firearms and scare the public is a': !
recent development, :
Gun ban activist Josh Sugarmann.
is considered to be the first to -
attempt .to.use scary names for guns
and ammunition'. This was to gain
public support for various gun, ban
schemes. This tactic is still in wide-'
spread use toda) with such gems as
"cop killer bullet," "'sniper rifle"
and, of course, assault rifle. Anyone
even remotely familiar with firearms
knows that these terms have no real
meaning or the meaning is purposely
distorted to suit a personal agenda.,
Now to address the use 'of
Weapons in violent crime. -
The U.S. Department of Justice.
Criminal Justice source book con-
tains a litany of information regard-
-ing crim6 in Aineri'ca. In it are the
following facts abbut violent crimes
including murder, sexual assault,
armed robierv' and all.other-violent .
crimes. :
In 200 (the, most recent year
reported) 67.4'percent of violent
crimes were committed with no
weapon. .
In 7.8 percent a handgun (pistol).
was used.
All other guns that are not pistols
accounted for only 0.8 percent of
violent crime.
That is. Pight-tenths of one percent
for all long guns. -
To pdu this iq perspective, knives
are used'-in 5.7 percent of violent
crimes and blunt objects.are used-in


4.4 percent of these crimes:
Furthermore, the firearms like the-
:semi-automatic AR-15 and AK-47
that are available to the public use .
medium power rifle ammunition.
These firearms are far less power-'
ful than the rifles that most hunters
..use such as the .30-06 or'the .270.
-Even the .30-30 Winchester lever
action rifle first sold in 1895 is a
more powerful firearm.
The facts would suggest to the
rational person that a ban on the
types of firearms Mr. Gillis mentions
would do nothing at all. '
Since knives are used in seven
times the number of violent crimes
as all long guns. I would think that if
crime prevention was the goal, Mr.
GlilliG would advncatee a knife han..


Since he is not. Have t(
what his goals really are.


o wonder.

D.B. Orr
Avon Park


Local folks need to fill void
left by: departing snowbirds
Editor:
The timing. could not be better.
with three events that occurred
March 15. Mentoring article in-
Parade Magazine. a seminar qn bul-
lying in North Carolina and good
-'deeds-by citizens across the couritry.
Highlands County has a lot of
th.,se ,9pd citizens, volunteering-in-
.. a eas of our community. The
'.iming Vement is that summer is
approaching and volunteers will be
needed to fill the void left by our
snow birds heading north as 'we .
speak. Half of our volunteers ae ar
,those snowbirds.
With our dire economic environ-
ment, the need is greater than ever.
Sunday's article-documents the mira-
cle of mentoring; it has a positive
effect on both the mentor and men-
toree. The bullying issue is about a
town' developing a seminar program
mentoring the bullies, an exceptional
concept. 'Instead of trying to jail'
them, town leaders are rehabilitating
them! Thus, bullying and fear hav ,
been drastically reduced.
The third event is- NBC TV's.


effort to broadcast the good deeds of
ordinary citizens from coast to coast.'
We literally have millions of unsung
heroes who help' stabilize life for
Many in need. This is remarkable.
especially today.
So, the local folks need to fill the
void left by-our faithful snow birds.
With school out, our kids need guid-
ance in wholesome activities. School
will continue for eight weeks and
other programs will be available, if
these kids can get to them. Another,
great opportunity to give back.
Gabriel Read
Avon Park

Compassion commendable,
but solution is absurd


Editor:
Thank "you again Ms. (Gingerlee)
Mitchellindo for your commentary
on the Right to Life issues, which
are of so much concern to millions
of Americans. In our exchange, we
have drifted away from the original
discussion of the proposed Freedom
of Choi ce t (FOCA). As you well
'knof would, if enacted,
ma Il and void all federal, state
a ar 'al laws and restrictions on a
w~s unfettered right to an abor-
tion, jAny time during her pregnan-
- -


A month that deserves our attention


. cy. for any reason, by any means, -
'even he most hideous (.read partial ,
birth abortion i.
FOCA is the most radical abortion
legislaturie.e'er considered by the
U.S. Congress. It %Vouid go far
beyond what the US. Supreme Court
ever contemplated in the Roe v.
Wade and Planned Parenthood v.
Casey decisions. FOCA would d have
an equally destructive effect on the
freedom of conscious of doctors,
nurses and other health care workers
whose personal convictions do not
permit them to cooperate with the
killing of unborn children.
*Your compassion for abused chill-
dren is commendable but \our solu-
.tion to kill babies before they arek
born to avoid the possibility of
future abuse is absurd. Who can
forecast the future? Who knows what
the circumstances Wvill be next year?
Once you kill a baby, there is hno
going back..Just ask a woman who
now regrets her abortion. I can tell
you they do not feel like the "Angel
in Disguise" you suggest. Many are'
racked with horrible regret and even
physical injury.
There are thousands of loving and
qualified couples waiting and beg-


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To be honest, I wasn't
in a good mood when I
sat down Tuesday night
to watch President
Obama's press confer-
ence.
There were several
reasons for this, and to
be fair,-most if not all of
them 'iere his fault. The
fact he had a prime-time
press conference meant
that the Fox television
network had to juggle its
schedule..And for rea-
sons that are beyond all
.their devoted fans'
understanding, they
decided to postpone a
new episode of Bones for
a week and may even
push an episode to the
fall.
Now, the president is
well within his rights to
.call a press conference.
and of course I under-
stand Fox running it. But
did the\ ha% e to bump
my favorite show, which.
isn't even on at that par-
ticular time and day?
Another reason was
that I have come down ,
with shingles. Again. For
those of you who think
shingles i just roofing
material, let me explain.
Sometimes, after you've
had chicken pox, the
virus takes a nap until
something wakes it up. It
then proceeds to make
you miserable; as does
the medicine you take to
try and hurry up and get
over it.
So I admit that my
frame of mind wasn't all
that conducive to giving
President Obama the
benefit of the doubt on
Tuesday.' ", "7 ,
But, I'd been cutting.
back on my news view-
ing, and I figured I
t should at least develop a
,. lue about %what was
goingg on. Giken all the
p sd R that has fil-
;' .r^(| ^h my "no-
ne" fii e it seemed
logical to hear what he
thought he should do
abi'u ,,.
,su t sat and watched
ai'd listened, already see-
ing the stressed look on
Obama's face that all
presidents develop while
in office. Even with a
press that was mostly
friendly to him, you
could tell he wasn't all
sunshine-and smiles.
One of the things that
struck me during the
whole back and forth
was how many times
President Obama said,
"that's not just my opin-
ion." It seemed very
important to him that
people understand that :
others out there agreed
with him. I guess it
makes sense on some
level, wanting us to
know that people agree
with him, but there are
people who agree with
me, too, and I don't
agree with the president
on everything. If more
people agree with me
than agree with him, do I
get to say I'm right?
There was a lot of
stuff I didn't understand.
Readers of my column
know that some 6f the
financial stuff confuses
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going for unwanted babies. They would go a
long way toward eliminating the abused chile
dren you care for so passionately.
You cite that great American and founding
father, Thomas Jefferson, and his reference
to the "Law of Nature." Jefferson was the
principal author of the Declaration of
Independence in which he writes, "We hold
these truths self-evident ... that all men ...
are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable rights, that among these are Life,
Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." What
pro-abortion people fail to acknowledge is
that without life there can be no liberty,
without life there can be no pursuit of happi-
ness.
Youalso refer to the 40-plus million


babies aborted in the United States since
Roe v. Wade and the likelihood they would
be a terrible burden on American society.
There is no evidence these babies would be
neglected or abused and second, your com-
ment suggests an elite attitude. These abort-
ed babies are the future adults, if permitted
to live, who could have been the scientists,
medics, leaders and taxpayers who would be
the basis of U.S. society 20, 30, 40 years
fromn now.
With respect, you are consumed with con-
cern for abused babies. We all are. I recom-
mend you work for the relief of the disad-
vantaged and not to justify more violence on
the most vulnerable members of our nation.
Edgar R. Cronin
Sebring


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For those who, like me
,were confused, here's the
upshot as I understand it.
The government sets a level
you're allowed to pollute.
Companies get "credits" rep-
resenting amounts of pollu-
tion emitted. If you go over
it, you buy "credits" from a
company that's polluting


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companies will work to pol- Maybe the next time
lute less so they don't have Obama speaks I'll be in a'
to buy credits from other better frame of mind to
companies. understand what he's saying.
I wish calories worked As long as Fox leaves my
that way. Someone like me, TV show alone.
who wanted to consume
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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


CCC alumni to meet
Friday at Sunrise
SEBRING Chapter 169
of the Civilian Conservation
Corps Legacy meets at 11
a.m. Friday at the Sunrise
Restaurant for a dutch-treat
luncheon meeting.
The meeting, along with
membership in the chapter,
is open to all former
enrollees of the CCC, their
families and friends and any-
one else interested in this
Depression-era, New Deal
program.
For details call Larry
Levey, chapter president, at
385-8618.

Casino trip being
planned for April 24
,LAKE PLACID A bus
trip to the Seminole Hard
Rock Casino Tampa is being
sponsored by the American
Legion Auxiliary on Friday,
April 24. Cost is $35 per
person, but participants will.
receive $25 free play, plus a
$5 meal. ticket. No refunds
on bus fare within 48 hours
of bus running.
The bus will leave the
Post at 1490 U.S. 27 N. in
Lake Placid at 8 a.m. and
leave the casino around 3
p.m. The.Legion will be,
open at 7 a.m. for coffee and
doughnuts.
Contact Barry and Paul
Schaffer at 446-2757 after 3
'p.m., 465-0494 all day or
245-1058 allday.

DC Offroad R/C
Swap Meet is today
AVON PARK Gates will
open at noon. today for the
DCOffroad R/C Swap Meet'
so individuals can set up
their tables before the 1 p.m.
start and for practice.
Registration is from 1-
2:30 p.m. Racing starts at 3
p.m; Fee is $5 per class for
all participants.-
The event will be at
County Road 17 South hear
the BMX track. Bring chairs
for seating. Participants of
the Swap Meet should bring
-tables.
Call Keith Lockett, 386-
5084, for details or visit
www.dc-offroadrcpark.org on
the Web.

Southern Starz plays
at Moose lodge.
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host music by Southern
Starz from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
today.
For details, call 465-0131.

Emmanuel Computer
Club meets Monday
SEBRING The
Emmanuel Computer Club
was formed early in 1997 for
the purpose of sharing infor-
mation and solving problems
about computers.
Meetings, which are open
to the public, are held at
Emmanuel United Church of
Christ at 1 p.m. on the last
Monday of each month
September through April.
The speaker for this
month (March 30) is Robert
Flores of House Call
Computer Services of Avon
Park.
For further information,
call Darlene Taylor at 385-
6891.

Make connection
between heart, brain
LAKE PLACID Learn


about The Heart and Brain
connection ahd how to live a
brain-healthy lifestyle from
10-11 a.m. Monday, hosted
by and held at Southern
Lifestyle Assisted Living,
1297 U.S. 27 N. It will be
presented by Lisa Rodriguez,
. program specialist of
Alzheimer's Association,
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.
Free memory screening and
"Memory Mobile" will be on
site.'
Free box lunch will be
provided with lecture. Make
reservations and get ticket to
receive lunch. Calling 385-
3444.

Small businesses
learn survival
strategies
LAKE PLACID Small
business owners experienc-
ing a decline in business due
to the doivnturn in the econ-
omy will be interested in
"Eight Steps to Help Small
Businesses Survive A
Recession."
An Small Business
Development Council certi-
fied business analyst will
provide insight and sugges-
tions on how to weather this'
economic storm. It will be at
6 p.m. Tuesday at Greater
Lake Placid Chamber of
Commerce, 18 N. Oak Ave.
There is no charge to
attend, however seating is
limited. Contact Bill
McKown, facilitator, at 784-
7379 with questions and to
reserve a seat..
This seminar is sponsored
by University of South'
Florida's Smajl Business
DevelopmentTenter in con-
junction with Greater Lake
Placid Chamber of
Commerce, Lake Placid
Merchants Association,
Heartland Workforce and
Representative Denise
Grimsley. Light refreshments
sponsored by Home &
Office Essentials Inc. and
Seacoast National Bank.,

AARP offers driver
safety classes
SEBRING AARP
Driver Safety Program will
be offered on Wednesday
and Thursday, April 8-9,
from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at.First
Presbyterian Church in its
education building, 319
Poinsettia Ave. Cost is $12
for AARP members and $14
for non-members. Pay to
AARP at time of registra-
tion.
Call Arlyn Fisher at 314-
0401.

Poker tournament to
benefit Boy Scouts
SEBRING Hawk's
Landing of Sebring, LLC
will sponsor the Heartland's
second annual Championship
Texas Hold'em Poker
Tournament on Saturday,
April 25, at Inn On The
Lakes. Registration begins at
noon and the tournament
begins promptly at 1 p.ni.
The "grand prize" is a
champion bracelet and a
beautiful HDTV. Prizes for
second through 10th to be
announced later. A $100
"buy in" is a non-refundable
donation to the Boy Scouts
of America. Lunch will be
provided. '
All proceeds benefit the
Gulf Ridge Council, Boy
Scouts of America. For more
information, contact Shawn
Marler, (863) 604-6998, or
smarler@boyscouting.com.


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OBITUARIES


William Baker Trammell, Mary Gentry,
George Arthur Brown and
William (Bill). A.J. Brown; many grandchil-
David Baker, 70, dren, great grandchildren and
of Sebring, died great-great graridchildren.
March 23, 2009. He was a gathering for
Born in DeKalb family and friends will be
Co., Ala, he moved to from 9-9:30 a.m. Monday
Sebring in 1953. He was a with d service celebrating her
veteran of the U.S. Navy. He life following at 9:30 a.m. at.
was an aircraft mechanic, Scott Funeral. Home, Lake
automotive mechanic and Placid. Entombment will fol-
involved in sales, and was a low at the Palms Memorial
member of First Baptist Park in Sarasota.
Church, Sebring.
He is survived by his long- Ernst J. Ruehling.
time companion, Claudia
"Hord; son, David; daughter, Ernst J. Ruehling, 84, of
Sharon Null; sisters; Frances Lake Placid died March 26,
Brown, Gladys Berry and 2009. Born in Ballenstedt,
Cathy Krett; eight grandchil- Germany moved to Lake
dren and 10 great-grandchil- Placid six years ago. He was
,dren. a retired dental technician
Memorial services will be and was of the Protestant
at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Morris faith.
Funeral Chapel, Sebring, He is survived by his wife,
with Dr. Eugene Bengtson Edilma; sons, Siegfried,
officiating. Memorials are Armin, Lothar and Christian;
requested to American and eight grandchildren.
Cancer Society. Final resting A gathering for family and
place will take place at friends will be from 11 a.m.
Florida National Cemetery, to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Bushnell. from 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday with a celebra-
Arene Freeman tion of his life following at
Anoon at Scott Funeral Home,
Arene Bell Freeman, 86, of Lake Placid, with' Chaplain
Lake Placid died March 25, Ken Geren celebrating. The
2009. Born in Finley, Okla., family suggest donations be
she moved to Lake Placid, made to the Cornerstone
three years ago. She was a Hospice, 2590 Havendale
retired nurses aid in the Blvd., Winter Haven, FL
health care industry and was 33881.
a member of the Church of
God.
She is survived by h1rjlov- Margaret Norman
ing children, Loretta Margaret (Berrie) Norman,




t JAMES G.S. SUTTON

Born James G. Sarantos in Jacksonville, Florida,on
September 19, 1948, James shared his mischievous childhood
as a young boy in south Florida near the Coconut Grove area.,
There, he was active in St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church.
and attended Greek School. In his younger years, James was
fluent in Greek. In 1960, James' family later moved to North
Miami where he attended North Miami Senior High School.
After graduating, James became an active Marine Corp
reservist. Though James never pursued post secondary edu-
cation, he became a master mechanic owning several
automotive shops, a gas station and has been self-employed
all his life. James by all measures was a well learned
entrepreneur and businessman. James was an active
sportsman enjoying scuba diving, boating, motorcycling,
and shooting sports. After selling his business in Hallandale,
Florida, James moved to Sebring, Florida where he had
gained a reputation of friendship and fair dealings in his
business practices. He was always well liked by the people
he met and those he did business with.
James will be greatly missed by those he loved, his
clientele, friends and family that have grown to appreciate his
patience, wisdom and fun loving nature. May our brother
rest in the Lord's peace.


80, of Lake Placid died.
March 26, 2009. Born in
Scotland, she moved to Lake
Plaqid in 1974. She was a
'member of St. James
Catholic Church, Lake
Placid.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 52 years, Roy; chil-
dren, Linda Norman, Mary
Birge, Meg Hibbs, Elizabeth
- Rados and. Helen Norman;
sisters, Anna Carver and
Mary Kay; brothers, Murray
and John; eight -grandchil-
dren and five great-grand-
children.
A memorial service will
take place at 11 "a.m. Monday
at St. James Catholic Church
with Father Michael Canon
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the
American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Helen Singer
Helen Louise Singer, 87,
of Sebring died March 24,
2009. Born in Linden, Mich.,
she had been a resident of
Sebring since 1986. She was
a homemaker and a member
Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church in Avon Park.
She is survived by her
daughters, JoAnne Dow and


Sandy Knipp;. son, Ron; sis-
ter, Delores Auker; 11 grand-
children and 10 great-grand-
children.
Cremation arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Dorothy Streb
Dorothy R. Streb, 80, of
Lake Placid died March 26,
2009.
She is survived by her chil-
. dren, James Jr., Cathy Royal,
Susan Rooney, Betty LaVeck,
Paul and Tom; sisters, Betty
Blondell and Patricia
Dewispalaere; 15 grandchil-
dren and 12 great-grandchil-
dren.
A Memorial Mass will be
held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at
St. James Catholic Church.

James Sutton
n .James G.S.
Sutton, 60, of
Sebring, died
March 15, 2009.
Born in Jacksonville, He had
served in the U.S. Marine
Corp Reserves. He was a
master mechanic and was
self-employed.
Services being handled by
Van Orsdel Funeral Chapels,
Coral Gables.;


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WILLIAM DAVID
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BAKER, WILLIAM
,- /- P DAVID (Bill), age 70, of
Tunica,: MS, died March
23, 2009. Bill was born in DeKalb Co., AL, moving to
6 Sebring in 1953. A graduate of Sebring High School,
class of 1957. A veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bill was an
, aircraft mechanic, automotive mechanic and
involved in sales. He was a blackjack dealer at
Horseshoe Casino in Tunica. Bill was active in the
Highlands Little Theatre and a member, of First
Baptist Church, Sebring. He is survived by his long
time companion, Claudia Hord, Tunica, MS; son,
David Baker; daughter, Sharon Null; sisters,
Frances Brown, Gladys Berry all of Sebring and
Cathy Krett, Clermont, FL; eight grandchildren and
ten great grandchildren. Memorial services 6:00 pm,
Tuesday, March 31,,2009 at Morris Funeral Chapel
with Dr. Eugene BengtsonOfficiating. Memorials
are requested to American Cancer Society or
Highlands Little Theatre. Final resting place will
take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell,
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Continued from page 1A
about half of that hole.
The Senate is considering
several revenue-raising meas-
ures to help fill the rest but
still expects to cut nearly $1
billion in spending. Topping
the revenue list is a $1-a-pack
increase in the cigarette tax
that House leaders so far have
opposed. The Senate's also
banking on a major expansion
of gambling at Seminole
Indian casinos and horse and
dog tracks and jai alai fron-
tons that could bring in from
$400 million to $1 billion a
year. The House, though, has
a limited $100 million tribal
gambling plan.
Both chambers may repeal
some sales tax exemptions.
The Senate budget also has
a variety of fee increases
including those for driver
licenses (up by $8 for origi-
nals and renewals), vehicle
titles (up by $16) and vehicle
registration (up by a range of
$1.50 to $3.25 annually -for
-cars depending on weight).
Community college and uni-
versity tuition would go up 8
percent. Prison inmates
would be charged $5 a $1
increase for non-emer-
gency medical visits.
The Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services would be authorized
to impose a new fee on busi-
'nesses to pay for the regula-
tion of scales and other
weighing and measuring
'devices. The state also would
begin charging fees to local
governments for reviewing
'changes to their comprehen-
sive plans.
A new fee of 10 percent,
with a $10 minimum, would
be slapped on sales, corporate
and other. taxes that are 90
days or more past due. Also,
taxpayers not filing electroni-
cally would have to pay a $5
fee.
.The Senate budget draft
would Ileav.a-.average,.-public
school spending per student
unchanged at $6,860; but
some other education items
would be cut. Local; school
superintendent salaries would
be reduced by, 5 percent.
School board member
salaries could be no higher
than those for legislators -
$30,336 after a 5 percent cut
last year meaning a reduc-
tion for many.
Adding new four-year pro-
grams at community colleges
would be suspended and all
public school and higher edu-
cation employee salaries
would be capped at $225,000
in state money. College and
university employee sever-
ance pay would be limited to
no more than one year of
salary.,
Schools would be prohibit-
ed from paying for cell
phones or out-of-state travel
unless approved by school
boards. Districts also would
no longer be required to con-
*sider teachers' out-of-state
experience in employment
contracts.
Visit Florida, the state's
'tourism promotion agency,
:would take nearly a 50 per-
cent ctit down from, $35
million to $18 million. That's
:after Sen. Mike Fasano, who
chairs an appropriations com-
mnittee that oversees Visit
.Florida's budget, earlier criti-
' cized the agency's use of an
out-of-state call center.
"There's no punishment,"
-said Fasano, R-New Port
:Richey. "I wouldn't do things
like that."
Fasano said the agency last


year received a significant
'increase and now is being
reduced to only slightly under
what it had previously gotten.
It would lose general revenue
'dollars it received last year
but still would get full fund-
ing from a car rental tax ded-
icated to tourism promotion.
Other money-saving steps
include increasing license
:plate replacement from six to
,10 years, doing away. with
annual stickers on the tags
'and closing six driver license
offices across the state.


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A combination of Rotary Clubs, Avon Park Breakfast and Lake Placid Breakfast have
donated copies of a book to the Healthy Start program at the Highlands County
Department of Health. It will be distributed at no cost to parents. Available in English
or Spanish the book, titled 'The Brain Game', provides new parents with a step-by-step
breakdown of what to expect as a child matures, and an explanation of how a baby's
brain develops through the first three years. In addition to outlining what to expect, the
book offers helpful tips and ideas for engaging and enhancing a baby's life. 'The Brain
Game' was created by the Rotary Club of La Crosse, Wisc. Here Wally Randall (left), of
Avon Park, and Derrel Bryan, of Lake Placid, present the books to Jackie Rawlings of
Healthy Start.



APHS student earns art scholarship


Continued from page 1A
"I sent in some work that
I had done on Adobe
Photoshop and some draw-
ings of some anime charac-
ters I was drawing at the
time," he said.
Then in January he
received a letter telling him
he was one of 20 selected
finalists.
This meant a'competition
in person at the Boca Raton
campus, the first round tak-
-,ing place on Saturday and,
if he moved on, the second
on Sunday.
"The day before the first
competition I had no clue
what I was going to do,"
Arreguin admitted.
"Miraculously when I
walked into fifth period one
of my classmates had
dressed up for her drama
class in a maid outfit."
.. The character he created
from his classmate became
, the inspiration behind art-
work in the first and second
round drawings.
"I had my camera and I
took different pictures of
her and her dress she was
wearing and different pic-
tures of .her standing and
sitting down and she
became my anime charac-
ter," he said.
He made a sketch of the-
character he created to use
in 'the competition for refer-
ence, and during the first
round he drew her and used'
an Adobe program to color
the picture to appear three
dimensional.
The four-hour- first round
passed without Arreguin


even realizing it until the,
way home.
"I was hungry, it was late
at night, and I still had
homework to do for my hard
classes," he said. "And I
didn't have anything
planned out for the final
competition."
After lie decided it would
take him too much time to
use the computer in the sec-
ond round, Arreguin tapped
into his strength.
"This is a harder competi-
tion, so I thought of doing
something I haven't.tried in
a long time," he said. "I
thought I'm going to draw
everything in charcoal."
He used the same charac-
ter as the centerpiece but
surrounded her with a city,
mountains and a sunset.
In the middle of the com-
petition, he wasn't sure how
it would come out.
"I didn't think I was
going to win, I just needed
to finish my drawing and
make sure it looked good,"
he said. "I was more con-
cerned about the drawing
coming out the way I liked
it."
When the judging was
over, a competitor was
called up who Arreguin said
he thought "did really
good."
It turns out she was
receiving a scholarship, but
they were calling out recipi-
ents from lowest to highest,
with the two full scholar-
ships coming last.
"I got real nervous when
they only had one more
scholarship left," he said.


Courtesy Photo
Alexander Arreguin, a junior at Avon Park High School,
stands next t6 his charcoal drawing that won him a full
scholarship to the Digital Media Arts College in Boca
Raton earlier this month.


"They called my name for
the last one and I was really
happy. On my way home I
couldn't believe I won;
wow, I won."
The scholarship will pro-
vide Arreguin an opportuni-
ty to pursue something he
had almost written off as he
inched closer to high school
graduation.
"I know art school is very
expensive," he said.
."Before I won the scholar-
ship I didn't know if it was
going ito be possible to pur-
sue a career in something
like art."
Arreguin said, he was
thankful for APHS teachers
Lorraine Jaques, Elaine
Rotker and Karla Respress.
"(They) helped me get
where I was for the compe-
tition," he said.


Page 7A


Penalty phase for

trooper killer set


Continued from page 1A
"It's a mixture," Houchin
said.
The case the 12 will hear
starting Monday morning
in Bartow is significantly
different than what they
would have heard if
Altersberger hadn't pled
guilty just over a week ago,
on the last business day
before his court date started
- Friday, March 13.
"This is the first time
I've seen it done in 30
years," Houchin said about
the unexpected guilty plea.
"Nobody is going to plead
guilty with the state still
seeking the death penalty."
Usually when a defen-
dant pleads guilty before
going to trial there is a plea
bargain, where a prosecutor
offers the defendant the
opportunity to plead guilty'
to a lesser charge or-to the
original charge but with a
lighter-than-maximum sen-
tence.
This was not the case.
"There was none. Zero
plea bargain," Houchin
said. "He .did not get any-
thing in exchange. It's an
unusual thing."
Because the case goes
-straight to the penalty
phase, Houchin and
Wallace are not allowed to
present evidence to prove
Altersberger's guilt in the
Jan. 12, 2007 shooting of
Sottile, 'who pulled over,
Altersberger on U.S. 27 just
a few miles north of Lake
Placid.
"We had a substantial
amount of evidence,"
Houchin said.
The information jurors
will hear Monday will be
significantly different than
what they would have
heard in the guilt or inno-
cence phase of the trial.
*"I think the defendant
and the defense thought it
was in their best interest to


plead guilty before the
trial," Houchin said.
The nearly 50 law
enforcement, civilian, labo-
ratory experts and doctors
Houchin was planning to
call as witnesses will no
longer be part of the case.
"(Prosecutor) Wallace
will present family mem-
bers and co-workers of Sgt.
Sottile to give victim
impact statements as to
what the loss has meant to
the family and the commu-
nity," Houchin said.
Still, jurors "can't make
this decision in a vacuum,"
he said.
"In order to make a rec-
ommendation, jurors need
some background," he said.
"The witnesses would talk
about how he pulled over a
reckless driver, approached
him and was gunned
down."
The prosecution's wit-
nesses will be heard on
Monday, with the defense
presenting its case on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Houchin anticipates the
defense calling some of
Altersberger's family mem-
bers, those who knew him
as a young man, and mental
health experts.
The man in the car with
Altersberger, Quintin
Kinder, will take the stand
on Monday for the defense.
Kinder said he fled the
vehicle after Altersberger
told him he was going to
shoot Sottile. He was
charged with trespassing an
orange grove and sentenced
to one year in prison, which
he has already served along
with a violation of proba-
tion' charges in his home
state of Georgia.
When the, sentencing
phase is over, Judge Hunter
may take up' to a month to
make his final decision.


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But, having a pet meant
responsibilities, too.'
He came to us as an early
Christmas present so we could
train him before the winter
months set in up north. Each
chilly morning, my brother
and I rolled up our pajamas
under our coats to get Tiny out
before any accidents, occurred.
Tiny was our family's dog,
but his special favor rested
with Mom who fed, trained
and spent the most time with
him.
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see how our friend, Patty, has
been helped by her canine
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feel her heartache.
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mate. But, as she often has
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to exit the store.
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position himself in front of her
wheelchair, face her and back
out of the door slowly. Once
she was safely outside, he
returned to his position beside,
her.
Perhaps we don't always
notice how God meets our
needs. We have certain expec-
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about Scripture. But we can
tend to box God in.
One of God's creatures
clearly displayed how God
meets some of Patty's very
basic needs -.while giving her
the joy of loyalty and compan-
ionship.
Every good and perfect gift
comes from God above; and
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ARTS & LEISURE

SFCC MOFAC Biennial Plein

Air Juried Show set for April


SCourtesy photo
Highlands County's Heart of Highland Sweet Adeline Chorus will compete in Region 9
(State of Florida) Sweet Adeline .Cmpetition on Saturday, April 4 at the Peabody
Auditorium in Daytona Beach.

Heart of Highland Sweet Adeline

Chorus is competit in bound'


Special to the News-Sui -
.AVON PARK Highlands County's Heart
of Highland Sweet Adeline Choius will com-
pete in Region 9 (State of Florida) Sweet
Adeline Competition. Heart of Highland
Chorus will compete Saturday, April 4 at the
Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach under
the direction of the chorus' new director, Ron
Bower.
There are about 20 Sweet Adeline choruses
from Florida competing at the time. First
place winners will then compete in Sweet
Adeline International competition in October
in Nashville, Tenn.
Within Heart of Highland Chorus is a quar-
tet, "Girls Night Out," consisting. of Ida
DeStefano as lead, Jeanne Parzygnat as bass,


Cathy Lewis as baritone and Barbara Pratt as
tenor. "Girls Night Out" will compete for the
frist time in he.Quartet Division.
Heart of Highland Sweet Adeline Chorus
has two yearly fundraisers annual show and
a fashion show and luncheon. Through the
support of the county and community, Heart
of Highland Chorus has been able to give out
16 scholarship awards and look forward to
number 17 for 2009.
Currently there are 42 members, but the
chorus is looking for new members. Heart of
Highland Chorus .rehearses at 7 p.m. every
Thursday at the Avon Park Rotary, 20 S.
Verona Ave. For information call 452-1927,
382-1269, 699-0743.


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community
College's Museum of
Florida Art and Culture
presents the final exhibit of
the season, the SFCC
MOFAC Biennial Plein Air
Juried Show. The exhibit is
sponsored by the Fountain
Village Plaza. It will be on
view April 8-May 8.
Plein air painters from
around the state will display
their work in' an exhibit
juried by plein air painter
Larry Moore. Some of
Moore's own artwork will
also ,be on display. An
exhibit reception will be
held from 5-6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 10.
SFCC MOFAC's final
Third Thursday program of
the season, Plein Air
Painting with SFCC art
instructor Cathy Futral, will
be held at 1 p.m. Thursday,
April 16 at SFCC MOFAC.
Futral will discuss the color
palette and the history and
evolution of plein air paint-
ing from the impressionists
to modern times.
SFCC MOFAC is open to
the public from .12:30-4:30
p.m. Wednesday through
Friday, one hour prior to


Courtesy art
Low Tide by Val Sandell is one of the pieces on exhibit
during South Florida Community College's Museum of
Florida Art and Culture Biennial Plein Air Juried Show
from April 8-May 8.


each Artist and Matinee
series performance, and by
appointment for group
tours. For more information
about the museum and its
exhibits and workshops or.


to request a museum tour,
contact Mollie Doctrow,
curator, ,MOFAC, at ext.
7240 at 453-6661, 465-
5300, 773-2252, or 494-
7500.


Artist donates paper tole art for display

in Florida Hospital's boardroom


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING -- Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical'
Center CEO and President
Tim Cook recently accepted a
paper tole portrait of Christ
from Avon Park artist and
teacher Sophie Mandzuk.
' This, three-dimensional,
lacquered-paper picture fea-
"tures Christ portrayed in


Revelations 3:20 and will
proudly hang in the hospital's
boardroom.
"This beautiful donation
.reminds us each day of
Florida Hospital's mission -
to extend the healing min-
istry of Christ," Cook said.
The inspiring piece, titled
"Behold I Stand at the Door,"
took more than 200 hours to


design, is valued at more than
$1,300 and was inspired by
the artist's trip to St. Paul's
Cathedral in London.
"I felt its welcoming and'
comforting feeling would fit
perfectly into Florida
Hospital's healing approach,"'
Mandzuk said.
"This is my chance to give
back!"


Courtesy photo
Sophie Mandzuk painted this
paper tole portrait of Christ
and then donated it Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center for display in the hospi-
tal's board room.:


QUESTIONS EVERY RETIREE

MUST ANSWER IN 2009
2009 Ushers In Over A Dozen New Changes Affecting Retiree's!

1. What should you do about your retirement portfolio that took
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investors are making changes in 2009 (Wall Street Journal -
September 2008).
2. How will you guarantee your income going forward? There are
only three (3) ways to do it which will you choose?
3. Which of the seven (7) tax savings strategies unique to 2009
are you going to implement? Did you even know that seven
different strategies were new to 2009?
4. How will you handle the new estate tax laws? Hint: your
trust(s) will almost certainly need to be updated.
5. How are you.going to handle the sweeping tax law changes
that will impact your retirement plans? These are your highest tax
assets! /


Make no mistake, you will have to answer each one of these
questions whether you want to or not. Ignoring them, and burying
your head in the sand, is the same as answering "nothing". With all
the changes 'going on right now, can you really -afford to be in the
dark.

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choices in today's changing retirement,environment Phillip Staler,
of Statler Financial Services, is hosting a seminar on April 8t at Inn
On The Lakes to discuss your options in detail.


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ARTS & LEISURE


News-Sun Sunday, March 29, 2009


SFCC Artist Series closes the season with 'In the Mood'


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
closes out its 25th
Anniversary Artist Series'
season with the highly antici-
pated performance of In the
Mood: A 1940s Musical.
Revue at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
April 7 in the SFCC
Auditorium, Highlands
Campus.
Much more than a concert,
In The Mood takes a retro
look at the life and time of
America's greatest genera-
tion. With songs such as "In
The 'Mood," "I'll Never
Smile Again," "Moonlight
Serenade." "Stardust," and
"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,"
this production combines up-
tempo big band rhythms with
mellow intimate ballads. This
was a time like no other in
our nation's history, when
music moved the nation's
spirit. .
In the Mood began touring.


in 1994 following an over-
whelming response from a
performance on the steps of
the". National Archives in
Washington D.C. For the.
15th year, In the Mood con-.
tinues to impact audiences
with sell out. performances
everywhere.
Through its musical influ-
ence, it became part of the
official entertainment for the
World USO's 50th commem-
oration of World War II
events. In the Mood has per-
formed, and toured all over
the .United States,. Canada,
and Europe as well as for one
of President Bill Clintonfs1
second inaugural balls.
In the Mood was con-
ceived by' Washington DC,
native Bud Forrest. Many of..
the musical arrangements
were written by Vic Schoen,"
the conductor and arranger'
for the Andrews Sisters and,
music director for *both
Universal and Paramount


Pictures. The musical fea-
tures the In the Mood singers
and dancers and the sensa-
tional String of Pearls Big
Band Orchestra with arrange-
ments,-costumes, and chore-
ography as authentic as it
gets.
The performance is spon-
sored by retired Colonel and
Mrs. Jose R. Thomas-
Richards.
Tickets for this perform-
ance range from $20 to $30
and may be purchased online
at http://performances.south-
fiorida.edu 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
Tickets may also be pur-
chased from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday by
calling the SFCC Box Office
at 784-7178 or by visiting the
SFCC Box Office -at the
SFCC Auditorium, 600 W.
College Drive, Highlands
Campus. -


Courtesy photo
Wrap up the 25th Anniversary South Florida Community College Artist Series with In the
Mood on April 7.


MOFAC's Air Paint Out planned for April 11 in downtown AP


S Court
Janet King, who did this.rendition of Hotel Jacaranda, will participate
the April 11 Avon Park Plein,Air Paint Out


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South Florida
Community College's Museum of
Florida Art and Culture presents the
Avon Park Plein Air Paint Out from
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
-April 11 in downto%,n Avon Park.
The paint out will include profes-
sional and student divisions. The
public is invited to watch the artists
paint..
SHardee High School art teacher
and local artist Jim Revell w ill jury
'the show. Awards %will be presented
in both divisions.
First place winners receive a $50
cash prize, second place winners
receive art supplies from Michael's
Arts and Crafts Store, and third
place winners' receive a frame from
esy art Wall Decor. The Avon Park Plein
e in Air Paint Out is also sponsored by,
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division.


Artists will meet in the Hotel
Jacaranda breezeway to register.
and sigh-up for painting locations
in downtown Avon Park from 8:30-
9 a.m. The\ will then have until
noon to complete their Plein Air
painting and return to the Hqtel
Jacaranda to have lunch and hang
their artwork for jurying. Exhibit
and award announcements begin at
1 p.m.
Artists can register at
www.mofac.org or at, the. Hotel
Jacaranda on .the morning of the
event. The cost is $15 for profes-'-
sional artists and $5 for student
artists and includes breakfast,
lunch, and a canvas board. Artists
should bring their own. painting
supplies, chairs, and % after.
Out-of-town artists may also stay
at the Hotel Jacaranda for a reduced
rate. Contact the Hotel Jacaranda at
453-2211 for more information:


The Hotel Jacaranda is at 19 E.
Main St.
SFCC MOFAC opened its doors
in 2001 as a showcase for the art
and culture of Florida. The museum
is dedicated to artists whose work
is an interpretation of Floridais his-
tory,. heritage, and environment.
Located on. SFCC's Highlands
Campus, SFCC MOFAC is home to
one of the finest collections of
Florida regional art.
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public from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday through. Friday, one
hour prior to each Artist and
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appointment for group tours. For
more information about the muse-
Sim and its exhibits .and workshops
or to request a museum tour, con-
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ARTS & LEISURE


Groovus performing at

Hi 1gajiHammock's

T Earth Day celebration


.n Saturday, '
April 18, Highlards ,.
liamrook State ,
Prk will celebrate.."
Earth Day. The .ay
begins with a 7Z30
nm..Time
Psediction 5K T q'
yun. This unique"'
t ine prediction
Oent' means that the
teir time, either
cunning or walking, has
chance to witi jle troph
minimum entray-donatio
C10 is requested to help
lark improvement proje
via the Friends,of Highl
1*iMmock'. ,'
SFrom 9 a.m. to noon.
dan j6in park staff in an
exotic plant removal act
All ages are welcome to
come help restore natur
habitats in the park. Bri
shovel, gloves, hat, sun
block, drinking water an


perhaps a bag
lunch. Come w6ork
for just an hour ort
spend the morning
with. us.
Beginning at
S5:30 p.m., you can
S T bfing a favorite old
T-shirt. kerchief, or
The Real pair of jeans and let
Florida your artistic side go ,
II iiter A'/ame" wild with our Earth'
pay art activity.,
a Try a variety of paints and
y.-A presses while you redecorate
n of and recycle something old
fund' intb something new.
'cts Then at 7'p.m., Groovus.,
lands will perform for "Music in ,
the Park ." Originally formed
you by Chuck White in 2003,
Groovus is primarily a jazz-
tivity. based band, but plays many
) different styles of music.
al You'll hear '60s, '70s, and
ng a '80s favorites like Elvis,
- Kool & the Gang, Huey
nd Lewis & the News, the


CounesN photo
G.roovus will perform Saturday, April 18 at Highlands
Hammock State Park as thie park celebrates Earth Day.
Groovus will perform for Music in the Park.


Monkees and more.
Current members incltide
band leader Chuck White. ,
lead guitarist Tony Suazo,,
keyboardist Gary 16hnson,
bass player Darrell Layfield,.
and drummer Don Talbert.,
Together as Groovus. they
have over a century of per-,
formance history.
Groovus will perform Out-
doors in the picnic area here
at the park. Bring lawn
chairs,, flash lights, and" pic-
nic baskets.
The Hammock Inn will be


open and serving snacks and
desserts. Concert admission
is just $5 per person and
accompanied kids age 12
and under are admitted free
of charge. All concert pro-
ceeds benefit park improve-
ment projects through the
Friends of Highlands
Hammock. Visit their tent to
learn more about this unique-
organization.

Dorothy L.Harris is a parks
services'specialist at Highlands
Hammock State Park.


Elvis Wade plans

show at Tanglewood


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING At 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 5 Tanglewood
will present a double header
with two great entertainers.
Elvis Wade joined his
first band playing rhythm
guitar when he was 13 and
soon became the lead singer
playing the bass guitar.
They became local favorites
playing Hops and. at 16,
Wade and The Nationals
performed in top night
clubs.
Later, Wade performed
with the show band
Lafayette and Les Sabres
and as' lead singer with a'
powerful four-octave range,
did many vocal impressions
on some hot cover tunes of
Gene 'Pitney, Tom Jones,
Buddy fJolly, Roy Orbison,
Gary' Puckett, Frankie Vali
and, of course, Elvis
Presley..
One night in 1968, during
a performance, Wade
received a special request to
perform "One Night With


You." He'll tell you sincere-
ly, as a joke and much as
he'd done when he was 9
years old, he began his
impression of Presley. "I did
all the hip shakin' and
everything, thinking I'd get
a laugh," he says, "but they
gave me a standing ovation
and yelled for more!"
His show has never
ceased to be in great
demand, originating nine
years before Presley's
untimely death in 1977 -
and catapulted to even
greater prominence since.
Presley's stepmother con-
tacted Elvis Wade in 1984
and joined his "Tribute to
Elvis" tour, acting as a font
of knowledge for Elvis fans.
Doors and snack bar 'will
open at 6:15 p.m. with the
show at 7 p.m. All seats are
$10. Tanglewood is one-half
mile north of Walmart on
U.S. 27. More information,
call 402-0763, Monday
through Friday, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.


Rufous-sided Towhee often confused with other birds


Welcome to our roost!
With the scientific name of
Pipilo erythrophthalmus and
some other names, such as
Joree, Bullfinch, Cheriwink,
Brush Robin, Bush Robin,
Ground Robin, Wood Robin,
Joreetz, Red-eyed Robin,
White-eyed Towhee and
Alabama Towhee, one would
think there is confusion ,i
amongst bird-watchers as to
what bird is being seen.
* Not true! This bird, the
Rufous-sided Towhee,
resembles the' American
Robin enough to cause bird-
ers to quickly distinguish the
difference. Perhaps the
rufouss coloration foundlon
both the American Robin
and the Torwhee adds to the
problem.'We are' certain that
at one time, as we gained
some experience inf "bird-
ing," we were proud the day
we made the simple distinc-
tion.
The Touwhee is 7-9 1/2
inches in size, the paale6has a
black head and underparts,
with bright rufous patches
on the flanks. The female is


ota~

iiews

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Birds And Other Wild Things
Ruth and Hlank Kowalski


similar, but warm brown
where the male is black.
There is a splash of white on
the tail feathers as the bird
flies from view. Towhees in
Florida exhibit white eyes in
most of peninsular Florida
and red eyes in the western
panhandle. The Towhee song
-is a ventriloqual "drink-
your-teee" and the call an
ascending "tuwee."
Towhees nest in dense
shrubbery or palmettos in,
pine flatwoods, deciduous
hardwoods, sand pine scrub
and other forested uplands.
This extremely active bird is
almost comical as it scratch-
es the leafy ground using,
both feet simultaneously, as
they turn over leaves and lit-
ter looking for food, in the.
form of grubs. beetles, ants,
earthworms and a variety of
seeds and berries. Breeding
season begins early in April.
A nest consisting of bark
shreds, rootlets and bits of


dead leaves, sometimes lined
with finer grasses and hair,
is built by the female, locat-
ed 1-5 feet up.
Usually three or four eggs
are laid and double brooding
is not unusual. Incubation is
by the female and takes l:2-
13 days. Youngsters are
tended by both parents and
are fed in the beginning by
regurgitation. Young leave
the. nest at 8-10 days.
The Archbold-Audubon
Lake Placid Christmas Bird
Count's Five Year Average
sighting of the Rufous-sided
Towhee stands at 105.
Unfortunately for us, we
have not seen this magnifi-
cent bird under our feeders
for at least five years. This is
:probably due to feral or
domestic cats, more houses
being built, meaning loss of
habitat.
Until next time, we wish
you great birding adventures.
Give us a call at 465-6618 or


Attend the Church of Your Choice! I


is 5:10-lsays, "For as
th cometh down, and
th from heaven, and
re th not thither, but
vwateveth the earth, and
maketh it bring forth and
bud, that it may give seed to
the sower, and bread to the
eater: So shall my word be
th -forth out of my mo
I d-. unto me void. b
l that which I please, ^'
i the thing whereto I sehtff
word of God illustrated here as a rainfall,
just as water nourish a. plant. God's word
produces life in the heart of man. God's
word is nourishing and refreshing. Where
are you today? Do yQoteed God to speak to
your storm? He h "e His word known
to us. And as the re says, it will not
return back to ided, but it shall
accomplish that w e please. Whatever
your case may be, t wer can be founded
in the word of G e words of a dear
friend or family ca ne thing today, but
something differ tomorrow. But the
word of God neve ges. What answers
are you seeking t I encourage you to
go to the book with answers, the Bible.
Be Blessed!
Patricia Valentine


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e-mail
ruthnhankwildbird@htn.net
with any unusual bird sight-
ings or behavior.
Today's quote: "In nature
there are neither rewards or
punishment there are con-
sequences," Robert G.
Ingersoll.


?uth and Hank Kowalski live in
akhe Placid and have old, deep
oots in the Audubon Society.
Ruth is the original author of the
oral Audubon newsletter,
Sightings and Hank is a past aPhoto courtesy of Steve J. Schorch
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Native plants grow better, require


less maintenance in local yards .


When planning your next land-
scape project, consider using native
species. Native plants tend to grow
better than introduced species
because they have evolved under
local growing conditions. Native
plants are less prone to disease
and, once established, require less
watering and fertilizer than non-
native species. Also, they can
reduce the amount of lawn you
need to mow.'
Design choices are as diverse
with native plants as with intro-
duced species. There are trees,
shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers to
choose from. Native plants come in
a vast array of colors blooming
and adding interest to your land-
scape throughout the year. Many
native plants have colorful, decora-
tive leaves in a variety of shapes.
If you want a formal looking
yard, group similar plants and col-
ors together, with spacing wide
enough to allow plant distinction.
If you prefer a more natural look,
scatter a variety of plants at ran-
dom. Then, allow the plants to
grow into each other, providing a
.free flowing form. Whatever your


News From
The
Watershed
Corine Burgess


design, the soft
pastels of deli-
cate wildflowers
are a welcome
sign of spring. In
winter, tall grass-
es and silhou-
ettes of leafless
shrubs add a tex-
ture to the land-
scape that a
mowed lawn will
never offer.
If you are
enhancing an
established yard,


inventory your yard and work with
the features you have. With the aid
of field guides, you may locate
hidden treasures in the form of
wildflowers you were unaware of.
Perhaps a stump, fallen log, or
large rock could be a focal point
for your, garden. And, it can be
exciting to build your new land-
scape design around a mature
native tree.
Native plants can attract native
animals such as butterflies and
birds by providing food and shel-
ter. Fruits such as acorns or berries


are vitally important, but some-
times other benefits are less notice-
able. Many animals are host
dependent that is, they need a
specific type of plant to survive.
Butterfly larvae may chew on some
new plants you have worked hard
to establish, but that. could be a
small price to pay if you will be
rewarded with magnificent butter-
flies in a few short weeks.
Since the settlement of this
country, there has been a rapid
decline of both native plant and
animal species. Some introduced
plants have become invasive, tak-
ing over where wild plants once
thrived. Planting native plants in
your backyard is a step towards
preserving your own natural her-
itage.
Be aware that many localities
have laws or ordinances against
digging up native plants for trans-
planting. Native species should be
obtained from reputable nurseries
and garden centers that offer a
selection of plants indigenous to
the area. Most states have a native
plant society and contacts can be
found on the Internet. Local book-


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The native firebush produces an attractive reddish-orange colored bloom-
about one-inch long. The plant has a moderate to high drought tolerance,
so it doesn't require much water.


- stores have books dedicated to
plants and animals of the region.
By asking a few questions, you can
get the information you need to
"go native" in your backyard.
Planting native is important for
many reasons. Now, perhaps more
than ever, since we are experienc-'
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important to conserve all the water
we can. By planting native, you


will be doing your part to help in
preserving this precious resource
for future generations.

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.


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

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD.

* Christ Fellowship Church:
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His Name;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
* Crossroads Comiunlty
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avton 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 bibil-.
cally based. Sunday worship serv'
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m., Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible
classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered
for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
* Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck'
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed wvyth
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
33,825. 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/-
lowshio @tnninet.
First Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N.:Lake Ave., Avon Park.
Dr. Vernon Harkey,, pastor; Jared
Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
Joy Loomis, interim music director.
Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
.Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 11 .a.m. Morning Worship;
11 a.m. Children's Church; 4:30-'7
p.m. Youth activities; 6 p.m. Vesper
Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10
a.m., basic computer
class/Sonshine. House; 7-9 p.m.
conversational English, basic com-
puter and citizenship
classes/Sonshine House. Regular
Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
dren's choir rehearsals, youth
activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
children's "mission groups.
Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
adult reading and writing classes.
Nursery provided for all services,
except Sonshine House.
LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
.offered on various days and times.
Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
prayer line is (863) 452-1957.'
Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N.
Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattanr
Solotero, Pastor. Regular, Sunday
schedule:'10 a.m., Bible study; 11
a.m., Worship Servic. Wednesday
schedule: 7 p.m.,. Bible study.
Friday schedule:. 7 p.m., activities
for adults, youth and children.
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 Lorlda
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 Crlbbs,
Youth/Children Ministries; Bus


rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
* First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. A.R.
Fugan, interim pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
minister of youth and activities.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; 'Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age.
6 'weeks to 5 years old. Becky'
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave.,;Avon
Park. Mailing address It 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704' County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-.
"sion-minded, King James Bible,
Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
* Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808. Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake
June) ""Where the old 'fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evening Service Is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
* Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p:m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer 'and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
* Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church' where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The "Rev, John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552..
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn,
* Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev.
Winfred White, interim pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir. practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
* Southslide Baptist Church
(GAR8C), 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 Gonzalez, Pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 3:30 and
5 p.m. Sunday: 7;30, 9, and 10:30
a.m. and noon Spanish Mass.
Confessions: 2:30-2:15 p.m.,
Saturday and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on
First Friday or on request. Daily
Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-
Friday. Enroll your students grades
K3 through second grade in
Catholic School. Faith Formation
Classes for grades kindergarten
through fifth, from 9-10:15 Sundays
In the Parish Hall. The Edge
Program for grades sixth through
eighth, from 6-7:30 p.m
Wednesday in the Youth Center.
Life Teen for high school students
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday 'in
the Youth Center. Adult Faith
Formation classes from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday in the Youth Center.
Choir rehearsal from 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday in church. Robert
Gillmore, Director of Music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 'Placidview Drive, Lake
Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael
J. Cannon. Mass schedule:
Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) -
Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8
a.m. and 9:30'a.m.; Weekdays, 9
a.m. December thru Easter -
Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.,
9:30 a.m. and 11, a.m.; Weekdays 9
a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9
a.m..


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL
33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27
on County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week -10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop,
secretary; Thelma Hall, organist;
and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building God's Kingdom for


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


CHRISTIAN.&
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.

* Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship and. Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 4
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. The Bible and
the Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with 'Key to
the Scriptures" by Mary Baker
Eddy are our only preachers. All
are welcome to come and partake
of the comfort, guidance, support,
and healing found in the lesson-
'sermons.


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

* Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-1597.
* Lorlda Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-
1466. Sunday School classes for


children, youth and adults at 9:30
a.m. Christian worship at 10:30
a.m. Pastor, Rev. Jim Baker.

.CHURCH OF CHRIST..

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

* Community Bible Church -
Churches of Christ In Christiari
Union, (Orange Blossori
Conference Center) 1400 C-17A
North (truck route), Avon Park:
Presenting Jesus Christ as the
answer for time and eternity,
Sunday moving worship service,
10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
Junior Church activities at same
time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoop
Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.mr,
(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. Phorie
452-0088.


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PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 8:30
and 1.0 a.m. with Holy Communion.
Coffee hour following services.
Newcomers welcome. Rector is the
Rev. Joyce Holmes. Call 453-5664
or e-mail redeemeri895@aolcom
Web site: redeemeravon.com. The
church is at 839 Howe's Way, Avon
Park (two miles north of Sun 'N
Lake Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
5840 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.
*LSt. Francis of AssisI Episcopal
Church, 43 Lake June. Road, Lake
lJacid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available -at the 8 a.m. and
10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN.

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

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


JEWISH

* Temple Israel of Highlands
County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,'
Sebring, FL 33870. Everyone is
always welcome. Hebrew
languagee Class from 12:30-2 p.m.,
April 2 and 23; Torah Study with
Howard Salles from 2:30-4 p.m.
April 2 and 23, and with the Rabbi
at 3 p.m. April 4 and 25; Shabbat
Service Rabbi Singer followed by
Oneg at 7:30 p.m. April 3 and 24;
Havdallah Service at .5 p.m. April 4
and 25; and 'Passover Seder at 6
k.m. April 9 in the Temple Social
Hall, $30 for members and $40 for
non-members. Open to anyone
who cares to attend. Summer
hours may vary. For further infor-
mation, call the Temple office at
382-7744.

LUTHERAN

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


Drive., Sebrihg. 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 wpr-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
chistlutheranavonpark. org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
'Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-.,
ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran,
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348, Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163,
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the .Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at wwwnew/ife
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.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: .Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Presciool (3-5


years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www.vchurch-
es.com/trinfy/lutheran/p.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. .Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* ,Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900.; An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.;
Bible study, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday
evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible
studies, 6:30 a.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, //ndadowning hotmail.com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotma/.com. Web site is
www. christiantrainingministries.net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (ASL),
11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace
Bible Academy Adult Investigating
Truth; first and third Tuesday,
Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;
Wednesday,. Children's & Youth
Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday,
8:30 'p.m., College Ministry.
www.GBCconhected.org
m 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, high/andscommu-
nitycom e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommunitycom
* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday worship services
are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15
a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m.
(contemporary) in the main sanctu-
ary. Sunday school for all ages is at.
9:15 a.m. We also offer
Wednesday and Saturday services
at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respective-
ly. Nursery/child care 'is available
for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill
Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web
page at wwwweareunion.org. All
teachings are. taken from the
Manufacturer's Handbook The
Holy Bible. Come join us. -
E 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 9:30.
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@hotmailcom. 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.
* 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@earthlink.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 al 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet 'at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
month. Pastor: The Rev./ Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone,, 655-0713;
e-mail, springlakepc@embarq-
mail com, Web site,
http://s/lp.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@embarqmal.com, Saturday
early morning worship service is at
8:30 a.m..; Saturday, Sabbath
School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.;
Vespers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.
Church 'Service 10:45 a.m.
Saturday. Community Service
hours on Tuesday and Thursday. is
from 9:00 a.m. till Noon. Senior
Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate
Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker
Memorial Academy Christian
School offering education for
kindergarten through 12th grades.
ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is
www.dscoverjesus.org
* Sebring Seventh-Day
Adventist Church, 2106 N. State
Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438.
Worship- Services: 9:15 a.m.
Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meet-
ing, Tuesday, 7:15' p.m.
Community service: every Monday
9-11 a.m, Health Seminar with Dr.
Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Amado Luzbet.


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.


Traditional Worship Service at 8:15
and 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC
at 9.40 a.m. Sunday School at 9:40
and 10:50 a.m. for all ages, Youth
Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday
with Rich Heilig, youth -director.
The 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast over WITS
1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery
available at all services.
* First United Methodist Church,
200 South Lake Avenue, Avon
Park, FL 33825: (863) 453-3759,
Reverend Gary Pendrak, Pastor,
Summer Schedule, Sunday School
- 9:00 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.
* Memorial United Methodist
Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlook-
ing lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL,
.33852. The Rev. Douglas S. Pareti,
senior pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett,
pastoral assistant. Sunday sched-
ule: Heritage worship service at
8:30 a.m.; Sunday Bible classes for
all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration
worship service at 10:45 a.m.; New
Song worship service at 10:45
a.m.; Youth fellowship for 6th
through 12th graders at 5 p.m.;
Loving nursery care provided every
Sunday morning. Bible fellowship
class 6:00 p.m. We offer Christ-
centered Sunday school classes,
youth programs, Bible studies,
book studies and Christian fellow-
ship. We are a congregation that
want to know Christ and make Him
known. Call the church office at
465-N422 or check out our church
Web site at
wwW.memorialumc.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 webs/te
sebdngemmanuelucc. com.


VINEYARD

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


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Sunday. March 29. 2009


Holmes travels to U.S.
Capital on behalf of
individual investors


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Alan
Holmes, a Sebring financial
advisor for the financial
services firm Edward Jones,
recently met with legisla-
tors in Washington, D.C., to
seek legislation to increase
savings and enhance retire-
ment security. This is the
25th year for this effort,
making it one of the longest
running nationwide grass-
roots outreach efforts to
Congress in existence.
Holmes was one of 57
financial advisors chosen
from among the firm's more
than 10,000 who traveled to
Washington, D.C., to lobby
on behalf of individual
investors. Holmes does this


as a member of the firm's
Grassroots Task Force, a
group dedicated to voicing
the investment concerns of
individual investors to
local, state and national
lawmakers.
Edward Jones is the only
large brokerage firm in the
nation to organize this kind
of grassroots effort. The
financial advisors carry sig-
nificant weight with legisla-
tors because they speak for
the needs and concerns of
more than 7 million clients.
While meeting with leg-
islators, Holmes discussed
how the Edward Jones
Grassroots Task Force sup-
Continued on page 2B


Courts. photo
Alan Holmes, a Sebring financial advisor for Edward
Jones, recently met with legislators in Washington. D.C.,
to seek legislation to increase savings and enhance
retirement security.


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Strawberries are ripe for the picking at Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid. Other goodies it
the way of animals, music, food and wine are also featured at the farm.

Florida strawberries are ripe for

the picking at Henscratch Farms


By CHRISTY SWI1ET
Special :i itite ,VAc,'-Sun
LAKE PLACID It's strawberry season at
Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid. The quaint
little farm is ideal for an afternoon of family
fun and stra% berrN picking.
And since the berries are grown vertically
in towers, there's no bending over required.
Drew Jones and Brooke Bundy are new
owners as of August 2008, but Andrea
Sweitzer, who has helped manage the .farm
for a year and a half, says she already sees a.
big difference.
The strawberries are grown hydroponical-
1\, a soil-free procedure where the plants
receJie water and nutrients through an irriga-
tion s stem that keeps them wet.
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Unlike at the grocery store, when "U-pick"
them, you never get a bad berry.
Besides the strawberries, there are plenty
of other' attractions for all ages at this local
farm and winery. Free range chickens number
101 and chase each other about the property
and become super friendly when approached
with a bucket of feed.
Harley, the 300-pound Vietnamese pot-bel-
lied pig, and Herman the Turkin (a turkin
being a cross between a turkey and a chicken)
are onsite, celebrities.
The farm also offers tasting of its award-
winning wines and features live bluegrass
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ports tax incentives that
encourage people to
rebuild and retain their
retirement accounts,
which have been dimin-
ished by in the current
recession.
"We also applaud con-
gressional leadership for
allowing the 15 percent
rate on dividends and cap-
ital gains to remain in
place to the end of 2010,"
Holmes said. "We believe
this will bolster the econ-
omy, foster stability in the
financial system and
stimulate investment."
Edward Jones provides
financial services for
individual investors in the
Unitell States and,
through its affiliates, in
Canada and the United
Kingdom. Every aspect of
the firm's business, from
the types of investment
options offered to the
location of branch offices,
is designed to cater to
individual investors in the
communities in which
they live and work. The
firm's 10,000-plus finan-
cial advisors work direct-
ly with more than 7 mil-
lion clients to understand
their personal goals. -
from college savings to
retirement and create
long-term investment
solutions that emphasize
a well-balanced portfolio
and a buy-and-hold strat-
egy. Edward Jones
embraces the importance
of building long-term,
face-to-face relationships
with clients, helping them
to understand and make
sense 0f the investment
options available today.
Edward. Jones, which
ranked No. 2 on FOR-
TUNE magazine's "100
Best Companies to Work
For 2009," is headquar-
tered in St. Louis. The
Edward Jones interactive
Web site is, at
www.edwardjones.com,
and its recruiting Web site
is www.careers.edward-
jones .com. Member
SIPC.


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Courtesy photo
PRECO's Operation Round Up board of directors presents Linda Adler (far right), Florida
Hospital Wauchula administrator, with a check for the purchase of heart monitors.

PRECO Foundation provides heart

monitors to Wauchula hospital


Special,to the News-Sun
WAUCHULA Peace River Electric
Cooperative's (PRECO) Operation Round Up
Charitable Foundation recently provided
Florida Hospital Wauchula with a grant in the
amount of $20,000 for the purchase of three
Phillips MP30 cardiac monitors. The monitors
will be used in the hospital's emergency
department.
In 2007, Operation Round Up granted
$20,000 to help upgrade, renovate and expand,
the hospital's emergency department, increas-
ing capacity from seven beds to 12. Florida
Hospital Wauchula is Hardee County's only
critical access facility.
Operation Round Up is a program made
possible by the generosity and compassion of
PRECO's members. Funds are raised for local


worthy individuals and charitable organiza-
tions by "rounding up" members' monthly
energy bills, on a voluntary basis, to the next
dollar.
Linda Adler, hospital administrator, said,
"Through the generosity of PRECO's
Operation Round Up; they are partnering with
our local hospital to provide vital services and
helping to improve the health of our communi-
ty. Florida Hospital Wauchula is very grateful
for this assistance in upgrading our technolo-
gy."
For more information on Operation Round
Up or to download an application, visit
www.preco.coop. PRECO's support of the
Operation Round Up program is one of the
many ways the cooperative shows support for
the local community.


Growers encouraged to register for free

workshop focusing on water conservation


Special to the News-Sun
The University of Florida
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences is
inviting greenhouse, nursery,
foliage, strawberry and veg-
etable growers to attend a
free tour and workshop pro-
moting the use of recycled
and reclaimed water in the
horticulture industry.
The workshop is from
noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday,
April 29 at the UF/IFAS Gulf
Coast Research and
Education Center, '14625
County Road 672, Wimauma.
This regional workshop will
feature presentations from
industry and university
experts from across the
nation.


An optional tour of the
Riverview Flower Farm,
from 10-11:30 a.m.will high-
light new research and practi-
cal aspects of water conser-
vation.
The workshop focuses on
onsite recycling and treat-
ment of irrigation water, as
well as the Southwest Florida
Water Management District's
Facilitating Agricultural
Resource Management
Systems (FARMS) program.
Participants will lear
about technologies to treat


diseases, algae and salt prob-
lems in recycled and
reclaimed water and incen-
tives to- recycle water. They
will also learn about finan-
cial incentives to invest in
conservation practices as
well as best management
practices (BMPs) to conserve
water while irrigating.
To register for the free tour
and workshop, call Shawn
Steed at the Hillsborough
County Extension Office at
(813) 744-5519. The regis-
tration deadline is April 22.


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music from the Front Porch
Pickers from 2-4 p.m. every
Wednesday. Visitors can sit
for a bit in the rocking chairs
on the front porch, tour the
distillery and country store,
or take a walk down to the
pavilion where an old-fash-
ioned swing sits overlooking
the duck pond recently popu-
lated with golden coy fish.
As far as crops go,
Henscratch Farms is expand-


ing its hydroponics to include
vegetables, including several
varieties of tomatoes, pep-
pers, cucumbers and cab-
bage. Availability varies so
call ahead if looking for
something specific. The blue-
berries 'will be ready in the
spring.
For more information on
Henscratch Farms or to
organize strawberry sales for
groups of 70 or more, call
699-2060 or visit www.
henscratchfarms.com.


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Real Estate
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Charles J. Kovaleski

Sale leasebacks
offer homeowners
a chance to retain
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In 2007, 1.5 million U.S.
homeowners began the fore-
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number may hit nearly 2.5
million this year. Many bor-
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pressure from increasing
food and fuel costs, are
unable to keep up with the
combination of ever-rising
mortgage rates and declining
prices.
In an effort to find eco-
nomic stability, many home
and business owners are
turning.to sale leasebacks as
one option to retain owner-
ship of their properties.
The idea is simple: an
owner sells his or her home
and then leases it back from
the new owner in hopes of
paying a smaller monthly
rent compared to the exist-
ing mortgage cost, thereby
avoiding foreclosure and
keeping a place to live.
Sale leasebacks have
been taking place for
decades, however, more peo-
ple have been choosing this
option in recent months.
Homeowners often make a
deal With family members or
investors to let them stay put
after selling their property.
Consumers can obtain maxi-
mum protection by having
their real estate attorney
review the paperwork.
According to National
Real Estate Investor maga-
zine, this trend especially
was popular in corporate
America in the mid-1990s
'when companies became
more aware of financial
expansion opportunities for
their business and purchased
new equipment, invested in
new business opportunities
and/or managed debt to
improve the company's bal-
ance sheet.
n Here are a few key points
to consider when consider-.
ing a sale leaseback:
bi. Feasibility: The finan-
cial incentive for the buyer
swill only be realized if the
rent charged is sufficient to
cover the expense involved.
A homeowner who has trou-
ble making a mortgage pay-
ment may not be able to
afford a rent that's high
enough to cover the new
buyer's own mortgage pay-
ment-especially 'i a cli-
#nate of rising mortgage
states.
.* Tax implications:
Homeowners definitely need
to consider the tax implica-
tions before choosing a
leaseback option. Before
Opting for a sale leaseback,
the homeowner should fig-
tire out how much tax needs
to be paid from the proceeds
of the sale and then incorpo-
rate those numbers into the
decision.
Personal relationship
feuds: Sale leasebacks often
are executed between family
members, so it's important to
create and maintain solid
legal contracts. A real estate
attorney can help. Disputes
often arise in such arrange-
ments because one party
member fails to uphold his
end of the agreement.
Without legally binding
agreements, this can become
a relationship nightmare.


State Lie # RC 0066817.


Plenty of incentives to be a first time homeowner


Special to the News-Sun
First time home buyers have been
given a once in a life-time opportu-
nity to buy a home and in the process
get thousands of dollars back to
spend on home improvements.
Provisions in the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act,
signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009,
offer unprecedented -incentives for
qualified buyers to purchase a home
in the year 2009. Using existing
home loan programs, it is possible to
buy a new home with little to no
money down plus receive a tax cred-
it of up to $8,000 on which no pay-
back is required.
In addition to the initial savings,,
home owners can elect to improve
the energy efficiency of their recent
purchase with new windows, doors,
A/C and/or furnace, to receive up to
$1,500 as an additional credit on
their 2009 tax return, The purchase
of solar or wind turbine products
offer another opportunity for savings
up to an additional $2,000 for each


system chosen.
' This program is available to first
time home buyers as well as to any-
one that has not owned a primary
residence for the past three years.
The buyer must earn less than
$75,000 as an individual or up to
$150,000 as a couple. A buyer fitting
within these parameters and quali-
fied by a lending institution may
consider investing in a home pur-
chase prior to December 1, 2009 to
reap these benefits. Qualifying home
purchases closed after Jan. 1, 2009
are eligible retroactively.
A home buyer spending at least
$80,000, will receive an $8,000 tax
credit on their tax refund check. If
the home's purchase price is less
than $80,000, the tax credit will be
10 percent of the purchase price. The
tax credit will be reduced by any
income taxes owed.
If no taxes are due, the yearly
refund check will include any taxes
due back to the buyer plus the addi-


Heartland Real Estate

applauds $8,000 tax refund

for first-time home buyers


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING .Heartland
Real Estate Corporation is
optimistic that the $8,000
tax refund for first-time
home buyers is an outstand-
ing component of the
recently signed'. Economic
Stimulus package.
"During these tough eco-
nomic times, encouraging
people to buy hones is an
important component to
stimulating our .economy,"
said James M. Wohl, HREC
owner/broker. "With low
interest rates and this huge
incentive, we see a lot of
opportunity in today's real
estate market."
Located in the four-story
Wachovia building just
south of Sebring on U.S.
27, HREC currently has


several residential real
estate agents who can assist
all home buyers with their
purchase. In 2008, HREC
was the top-selling real
estate agency in the
Heartland area. with quali-
fied Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) sales of
more than $117 million.
Located in Sebring for
more than 20 years,
Heartland Real Estate
Corporation (HREC) is a
real estate brokerage and
development firm with
extensive knowledge in all
areas ,of real estate invest-
ment, including develop-
ment, agricultural, commer-
cial and residential proper-
ties. For more information,
.visit www.HeartlandRE.net
or call 382-3887.


Elter, Tullo join Coldwell
Banker Highlands Properties


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID -
Coldwell Banker Highlands
Properties is excited to wel-
come Thomas Elter back to
its professional team of
Realtors. Elter has rejoined
the Lake Placid office at
708 U.S. 27 South.
Prior to moving to
Sebring, Elter and his wife
Melanie were residents of
Fostoria, Ohio and have
resided in Spring Lake
since 2002.
At. the same time,
Coldwell Banker Highlands
Properties welcomes Jenny
Tullo to its professional
team of Realtors. Tullo has
joined the Lake Jackson
office at' 2521 U.S. 27..
South.
. Tullo and her family'
have resided in Highlands
County for 16 years. She'


and her husband, Tom, have
been in business for 13
years, owning and operat-
ing Auto Options in Avon.
Park, Their daughter,
Melissa, is soon to be a
2009 graduate of Avon Park
High School and their son,
Mathew, is a student at
Avon Park Middle School.
Whether buying,, selling,
investing or just want to
discuss current market
trends, contact .Elter or
Tullo when in need of a real
estate professional.
Visit Elter at Coldwell
Banker Highlands
Properties or call him at
835-7591 or 465-1234 or e-
mail him at Tom.Elter@
ColdwellBanker.com. Call
Tullo at 443-1835 or 382-
3157 or e-mail
Jenny.Tullo@ ColdwellBank
er.com.


tional tax credit of up to $8,000 for
the home purchase.
Charles McMillan, president of
the National Association of Realtors,
reported that NAR campaigned hard
on behalf of homeowners for this tax
credit to be raised to $15,000, the
figure included in the Senate version
of the bill. The final version signed
into law reduced the tax credit to
$8,000, but the all important provi-
sion for no payback or recapture if
the home owner remains in the home
a minimum of thirty six months sur-
vived in the final bill. This true tax
credit, of $8,000 works to increase
and improve the little used existing
$7,500 credit that necessitated a pay
back over time.
In addition, NAR fought to pre-
serve the existing tax benefits of
home ownership including mortgage
interest deductibility, real estate tax
deductibility, and the
$250,000/$500,000 cap gains exclu-
sion.


The National Association of
Realtors represents Realtor members
and their customers nationwide in
effort to work with our President and
Congress to preserve and improve
the benefits of homeownership.
Realtors are trained to guide first
time home buyers, as well as those
returning to homeownership through
the process of qualifying for and
buying a home. The Heartland
Association of Realtors is ready to
assist you with information on the
benefits of this new tax credit as
well as additional tax credits avail-
able to home buyers in 2009.
Homes in Highlands County are
priced to sell and mortgage rates are
at all time lows. In conjunction with
the new tax credits, 2009 is starting
off as a great year to purchase a new
home. Contact your real estate pro-
fessional for more details on the tax
credit program as well as to begin
the process of buying a new home in
Highlands County.


Alley joins Highlands Ridge Realty


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Karen Alley
joins Highlands Ridge
Realty as the new sales and
marketing manager. Alley
most recently was the sales
.manager for Brentwood
Custom Homes at Eagle
Creek Golf' Community in
Orlando. Previously she
was the new homes consult-.
ant for Arthur Rutenberg
Homes at Ibis Golf &
County Club in West Palm
Beach.
With a background in
magazine publishing and


public relations on the
Treasure Coast, Vero Beach
to North Palm Beach, Alley
will be promoting Highlands
Ridge to local residents and
visitors alike.,
A graduate of University
of South Florida, majoring
in communications, Alley
was born in Lakeland and
comes to Sebring from
Stuart. She has joined the
Heartland Association of
Realtors and looks forward
to participating in area com-
munity events.


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Sebring Sr. FFA participates in Ag Literacy Day


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING On March
24, nine members from
Sebring Sr. FFA visited class-
rooms at the Kindergarten
Learning Center and Fred
Wild Elementary School for
Ag Literacy Day. This is a
statewide event coordinated
by Florida Ag In The
Classroom that many FFA
chapters throughout the state
participate in each year.
Additionally, local farmers,
ranchers, etc. are encouraged
to visit local schools and read
a book to the students.
The book chosen for 2009
was entitled "These Florida
Farms" and it was chosen to
help educate students about
the importance of Florida
agriculture and the 40,000


farms that produce products
that residents enjoy in their
daily lives.
The students visited 26
classrooms and impacted
more than 350 students.
According to Gary Lee, the
administrators, teachers, ele-
mentary students and the
FFA members. all enjoyed the
activity and.gained a renewed
appreciation of the farmers
and ranchers that adds
tremendously to the quality
of life for all residents in
Florida.
The agriculture industry
has helped shield some of the
harm done by the current sit-
uation in the local and
national economy from being
worse than what residents are
currently experiencing.


Courtesy photo
Members from Sebring Sr. FFA visited classrooms at the
Kindergarten Learning Center and Fred Wild Elementary
for Ag Literacy Day. Those students included (front row,
from left) Brittany Ware, Jayme Faircloth, Alex Stephenson,
BaileyNVickers and Lauren Welborn; (back row, from left)
Sebring High FFA advisor Sorrell Fields, Amy Wack, Tara
O'Berry Kelly Yarbrough and Tia Goss.


Teens worried about the economy


Special to the News-Sun
The downturn in the economy is
affecting all demographics, including
teens as underscored in the 10th annual
Junior Achievement/Allstate Foundation
Teen Personal. Finance Poll. The poll is
an annual, financial IQ'pulse check for
U.S. teens. Here are the results:
14 percent of U.S. teens 15-17
years-old report the need to contribute
financially to the family budget -
One-third of those teens surveyed
report less job availability'
53 percent of teens surveyed say
they're choosing activities that cost less
money
More than 50 percent say they talk
about the economy with their friends
"The results of this poll demonstrate a
strong need for increased financial litera-
cy teens are indicating feelings of
uncertainty and anxiety about the econo-
my and its- effect on'.their lives," said
Jack E. KosakpWski, president of Junior
Achievement USA.
"Possessing and using sound money
management skills can help young peo-
ple feel more in control of their futures.
Regardless of the, state of the economy,
Junior Achievement programs teach stu-
dents how to budget, save, invest and use


credit wisely; we're proud to partner with
The Allstate Foundation to increase
financial literacy for future generations."
"The survey results underscore the
importance of teaching young people
money management skills.as early in life
as'possible," said Vicky Dinges, assistant
vice president for public social responsi-
bility ht Allstate.
"The Allstate Foundation's support for
this kind .of education could not be better
timed."
Other survey results include:
One third of teens (33 percent) str-
veyed said there seem to be fewer jobs
available
18 percent 6f 15- to 17-year-olds
polled said they have 19st a job due the
economy
Nearly three in 10 teens (29, per-
cent) said that the economy is causing
them anxiety
More than three-quarters (77 per-
cent) of the teens polled say that their
parents are talking about the economy
more than they used to
Nearly half (49 percent) said their
parents had discussed family finances
with them as a result of the economy
+* 15 percent of teens said they have
reduced extracurricular activities. as a


result of the economy
Junior Achievement and The Allstate
Foundation have created a financial liter-
acy program for middle grades students,
JA Economics for SuccessTM,' which
teaches young people money manage-
ment skills such as budgeting and
understanding the cost of credit using
hands-on, age-appropriate lessons. The
program impacts 268,000 students
around the World annually.
In addition to providing JA Economics
for Success, Junior Achievement and The
Allstate Foundation have partnered to
create personal finance teaching tools
that parents can use to talk to their chil-
dren about the importance of learning
and using sound money management
skills.
The 12 lessons are downloadable free
of charge at http://www.ja.org/pro-
grams/programs_save_usa_materials_pa
rents.shtml and teach age-appropriate
concepts around budgeting, saving,
spending and investing.
The 2009 Teens and Personal Finance
poll was conducted by Opinion Research
Corporation the week of Feb. 23, 2009,
and surveyed 1,000 U.S. teens ages 12-
17 via telephone. Its margin of error is
+/-3.2 percent.


Informational meeting set
for SFCC European tour


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING South
Florida Community
College will sponsor an
affordable 12-day educa-
tional tour through Austria,
Germany, and Switzerland.
The price of the trip
includes round-trip airfare,
10 overnight stays in hotels
with private bathrooms,
complete European break-
fast and dinner daily, full-
time bilingual tour director,
six sightseeing tours, one
walking tour, two orienta-,
tion tours, seven visits to
special attractions,, and
optional excursions to
Mount. Pilatus and a Swiss
folklore event.


Special travel accommo-
dations can be made for
travelers who live outside
of the Highlands County
' area.
Students and area resi-
dents who are interested in
learning more about this
educational tour can attend
an informational meeting at
4:30 p.m. today at The
Galleria Interiors, 515 U.S.
27 North, or call Theresa
James at 453-6661, 773-
2252, 465-5300, or 494-
7500, ext. 7185.
All of SFCC's education-
al tours are available to the
general -public and. can be
taken for college credit or
no credit.


Students install shelves


Courtesy photo
Avon Park High School students assembled and
installed new bookshelves in the school's Media Center
last week. Helping with the project were (from left)
Travis Hall, Austin Smith and- Cameron Velazquez.


Open house set at KLC


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Parents
of incoming kindergarten
students at Walker
Memorial Academy are
invited to attend a two-hour
session from 9-11 a.m.
Monday, April 27.
This will give parents a
chance to meet ihe princi-


pal, tour the campus, aslk
questions and arrange for
pre-testing.
Students planning to
enter kindergarten for the
2009-2010 school year
must be 5 years old by Aug.
15, 2009. Call 453-3131,
ext. 201 to servee a space
at the session.


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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
eclitor@newssun.com,; or mail
them to News-Sun Community
Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, FL 33870.

TODAY
* American Legion Post 25
.Lake Placid has lounge hours
Jrom 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.
* Inerstate chapter of
A.B.A.T.E. meets the last
Sunday of every month at The
Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood
Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
.2661 opens the lounge from 2-
:8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
'members and their guests. For
:details, call 465-2661.
1 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.
V Lions Club will have
;country and bluegrass music
'from 2-4 p.m. Sunday,
instead of at the Shriners.
Bands featured on alternate
Sunday will be Just Country
and Memory Makers. For
information, call 471-2288.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Cards start at 4 p.m.
Music outside Tiki Hut at 3
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Overeaters Anonymous,
meets from 4-5 p.m. in second
floor conference room No. 3 at
Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, 4200 Sun 'N
Lake Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call 385-4277. No
dues, fees or weigh-ins. For
details on the organization, go
,to www.oa.org.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
,serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
i Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
.open and kitchen open from 2-
-5 p.m.,.Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
-655-3920.
,* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
;from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
;poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
,1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
;699-5444.
:* Veterans of Foreign Wars
:Post 4300 plays euchre at
:1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
:from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
:Sebring. For details, call 385-
:8902.

MONDAY
:0 Alcoholics Anonymous
;meets from 8-9 p.m. at
;Episcopal Church, Lakeshore
Drive, Sebring. For more
:details, call 385-8807.
: Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
;at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
1 Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzhelmer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge


hours are 12-9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-
1448.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at


6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@earth/hik.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 needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County Concert
Band rehearses 7-9 p.m.
every Monday at Sebring High
School band room.
Experienced musicians are
welcome. Vic Anderson and
Colorado Paniagua conduct-
ing. Call 314-8877.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park.
* Highlands County Rotary
Club meets at 6 p.m. at
Charlie's Restaurant,
Commerce Street, Sebring.
* Highlands County Sewing
Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center in the 4-H labora-,
tory, Sebring. For details, call
402-6540.
* Highlands Sertoma Club
meets noon, Takis Family
Restaurant, Sebring.
* Hope Hospice free grief
support group meets at 2 p.m.
at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens Its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is
'from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
A 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.
* 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.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m.
For details, call Darrell Peer at
385-0107.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has pizza and darts at 7:30
p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
* Sebring Historical Society
open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Located in
back side of Sebring Public
Library building on Lake
Jackson. For information, call
471-2522.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves beef franks and
Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to


closing at 11675 U.S. 98. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Optimist Club
meets at 6:30 p.m. first and
third Mondays at Sebring
Library. For details, call
Gabriel Read, 453-2859 or
Barbara Stringer, 453-6661,
Ext. 305.
* 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 War
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.
B Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime ht 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* 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.
* 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.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Heartland Harmonizers
Barbershop Chorus meets
from 7-9 p.m. in the Sebring
High School Chorus Room,
Sebring. All men who enjoy
singing are invited.
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals
Tuesday 5-7 p.m. in Room 34
of Avon Park SFCC auditori-
um. New members welcome.
Call conductor Bryan Johnson
at 638-7231.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets first and third
Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal
Church, Sebring. Call Lynn
Ullinn for meeting times at
314-0557 or e-mail lucky-
duck@hmymal/station.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..
* Lake Placid Art League
has classes in Parchment
Embossing from 8 a.m. to
noon and 1-4 p.m. at the
Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall
Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant.
For information, call Dan
Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Grief Support
(Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30
p.m. every Tuesday at
Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S.
27 North, Lake Placid, with
Charlie Stroup. Refreshments
served. Door prize given. Call
465-0568.
* Lake Placid Moose has
euchre at 7 p.m. Food avail-
able. Open to members and
qualified guests only.


* Lorida Community Club
meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at
the Lorida Community Center
to plan events.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 8-9 a.m. every
Tuesday at Walker Memorial
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
1410 West Avon Blvd, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
4277.
* Placid Lakes Bridge Club
meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
every Tuesday and has blood
pressure screening from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third
Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
For details, call 465-4888.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Happy hour is
from 2-5 p.m. It is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Nar-Anon Support Group
for family members or friends
of someone with a drug prob-
lem or addiction. Nar-Anon
helps attain serenity and a
more normal life for those
affected by the addictions of
loved ones, regardless of
whether or not he/she has
stopped using. 6 p.m. every
Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch
of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake
Josephine Drive, Sebring.
* Overeaters Anonymous
meets from 9-10 a.m. every
Tuesday at Avon Park
Seventh-day Adventist Church,
1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues,
fees or weigh-ins. Visit
www.FloridaRidgelntergroup.c
om. For details, call 385-4277.
* Rotary Club of Sebring
(Noon) meets at noon at the
Sebring Civic Center, near the
library in downtown Sebring.
For information, call 385-3829
or 471-9900..
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
plays darts, beginning with
sign in at 6 p.m. Games start
at 6:30 p.m. No experience
necessary. Cost is $2. For
more details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Lions Club meets
at noon at the clubhouse,
3400 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-
7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and


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Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to
closing. Euchre is played at
6:30 p.m. Call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and
table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
For details, call 385-2966 or
leave a name, number and
message.
* Sertoma Club meets at 7
a.m. at Dee's Restaurant,
Sebring. For details, call Scott
Albritton at 402-1819.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 99 meets from 6-7
p.m. at the Atonement
Lutheran Church, 1744
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Chapter FL 618 has weigh in
from 4:30-5 p.m. at
Community Bible Church,
1400 CR-17A N., Avon Park.
Meeting is at 4:30 p.m. For
details, call 452-1093.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880, plays darts 6:30
p.m., 1224 County Road 621
E., Lake Placid. For more
details, call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 has a card tourna-
ment at 2 p.m. at the post,
2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Call 385-8902.

WEDNESDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m. Live
music is from 5-8 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1:30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
Building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118.
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 p.m. at Sebring
Recreation Center to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.


* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. Call 381-
9005 or 381-9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Beginners dancing from 5:15-
6:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New
dances taught every other
week. Call 655-2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those
experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First Baptist Church of Avon
Park Fellowship Hall class-
room. Thirteen individual video
sessions offer hope and sup-
port. Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at
5 p.m. for $3 ($10 max for
family). Call 453-6681.
* Gold Wing Road Riders
Association meets at 6 p.m.
first Wednesday at Homer's
Smorgasbord in Sebring. For
details, call Harold Francis at
(954) 461-4346.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more Information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited. Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.;
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. For details, call Bob
or Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.


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remind the readers that the
names listed below reflect those
who have been charged with a
crime, but they are all innocent
until proven guilty by a court of
law. If anyone listed here is
acquitted or has charges
dropped, they can bring in proof
of such decision or mail a copy to
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U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL
33870.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Thursday, March 26:
* Thomas Gordon Camp, 48, of
Sebring, registered as a criminal
reference dealing in stolen prop-
erty and giving false verification
to pawn broker.
* Allen Turner Cox, 26, of
Sebring', was charged with failure
to appear reference driving with
license suspended or revoked.
* James Blaine Hendry, 37, of
Sebring, was charged with DUI
and driving while license sus-
pended or revoked..
* Jessica Marie Higgins, 22, of
Sebring, was charged with viola-
tion of probation reference grand
theft, forgery and.- uttering a
forged instrument. .
* Quinton Ldarius Myers, 21, of
Avon Park, registered as a crimi-
nal reference
sale/manufacture/delivery of mar-
ijuana.
* Michael Dean Patton, 20, of
Zolfo Springs, was charged with
violation of probation reference
burglary, possession of stolen
tools with intent ot use, vehicle
theft.
* Thomas Allen Peacock, 19, of
Sebring, was charged with failure
to appear reference driving with
license suspended or revoked.
* Jennifer Lynn Peck, 28, of
Frostproof, was charged with
contempt of court reference viola-
tion of injunction against repeat
sexual or dating violence, and
battery.
* Michelle Lynn Yeager, 35, of
Avon Park, was charged with vio-
lation of probation reference pos-
session of methamphetamine.

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booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Wednesday, March 25:







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* Luis Omar Berrios, 31,of
Sebring, registered as a criminal
reference possession of heroin.
* Dennis David Bristol, 42, of
Ulysses, Pa:, registered as a crim-,
inal reference resisting arrest with
violence.
* Mario Manuel Vazquez Diaz,
27, of Wauchula, was charged
with driving while license sus-
pended.
* Nicholas Allen Dubois, 28, of
Avon Park, was charged with
withholding support.
.* Thomas Glenn Gallagher, 24,
of Lehigh, was charged with vio-
lation of probation reference pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
* Cervando Marin Garcia, 19, of
Sebring, was charged with disor-
derly intoxication.
* Wanda Matrice Gray, 36, of
Sebring, was charged with bat-
tery.
* Armando Canto Gutierrez, 25,
of Sebring, was charged with
resisting arrest,
* Demarkus Hicks, 18, of Avon
Park, was charged with resisting
officer without violence and loiter-
ing.
* Sherry Lynn Hunter, 46, of
Sebring, was charged with viola-
tion of probation reference for-
gery of a check. ,
* Willie Lee Jones, 56, of Avon
Park, was charged with failure to
appear reference possession of
cocaine.
* Rachel Marie Kooi, 23, of
Sebring, was, charged with bat-,
tery, burlgary of. an occupied
dwelling, vand violation of proba-
tion reference burglary of an
unoccupied structure.
* Mary Shelley Lightfoot, 22, of
Sebring, was charged with two
counts of battery.
* Felipe Martin Martin, 27, of
Avon Park, was charged with
domestic violence and failure to .
appear reference no valid driver
license.
* Florencio Martinez, 31, of Lake
Placid, was charged with violation
of municipal ordinance.


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* Jose Luis Martinez, 22, of
Sebring, was charged with disor-
derly intoxication. ,
+ Brass Chance McClellan, 31, of
Avon Park, was charged with vio-
lation of probation reference giv-
ing false identification to a law
enforcement officer.
* Tamika Iris Moodie, 25, of
Avon Park, was charged with fail-
ure to appear reference petit theft.
* Orlando Guzman Paniagua, 25,
of Sebring, was charged with dis-
orderly intoxication.
+ Marissa Crystal Pena, 24, of
Port St. Lucie, was charged with
failure to appear reference pos-
session of cocaine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
* Jesus Ceja Peres, 27, of
Wauchu'la, was charged with giv-
ing false identification to a law
enforcement officer, passing a
forged instrument, operating a
motor vehicle without a valid
license, altering a public record
certificate.
* Chere Victoria Ramos-Lugo,
20, of Avon Park, was charged
with obstructing justice, kidnap-
ping/false imprisonment, battery,
and probation of Violation refer-
ence trafficking in methampheta-
mine.
* Marciaf Rios, 23, of Lake
Placid, was charged with vehicle
theft.
* Andres Rivera, 34, of Avon
Park, was charged with violation
of municipal ordinance.
* Gerardo Romero, 18, of Fort
Meade, was charged with. viola-
tion of probation reference petit
theft.
* .Michael Alfred Wright, 43, of
Davenport, was charged with fail-
ure to appear reference driving
while license suspended or
revoked.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Tuesday, March 24:
Henry 'Joseph Baer, 41, of
Sebring, was charged with aggra-
vated battery.
Bobby Butler, 27, of Avon
Park, was charged with driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
Eddie Dandron, 26, of Sebring,
was charged with violation of pro-
bation reference possession of
cannabis, refusing to submit to
DUI test, DUI, and driving while
license suspended or revoked.


* Lela Betty Davis, 32, of
Sebring, was charged with failure
to appear reference contempt of
.court.
+ Jorge de los Santos, 24, of
Avon Park, was charged with
operating a motor vehicle without
a valid license.
* Dustin Cole Driggers, 19, of
Sebring, registered as a criminal
reference fraud false verification
of ownership to a pawn broker,
burglary of a dwelling or structure,
larceny and dealing in stolen
property.
* Julio Cesar Esquivel, 18, of
Lake Placid, was charged with a
weapon offense.
* Omar Masterkeyla Hillman, 26,
of Arcadia, was charged with pos-.
session of marijuana with intent
to sell, possession of marijuana
and possession of narcotic equip-
ment.
* Donnie Alphonso Jackson, 28,
of Avon Park, was charged with
withholding support.
* Stacey Michelle Jasenski, 34,
of Sebring, was charged with bat-
tery.
* Karen Elayn Michelsen, 53, of
Des Moines, Iowa was charged
with violation of probation refer-
ence possession of cocaine and
possession of cocaine with
attempt to purchase.
+ Maxi. Lee. Richardson, 24, of
Sebring, was arrested on an out-
of-county warrant reference crim-
inal mischief.
* Carol Lynn Staton, 43, of Ona,
was charged with driving while
license suspended or revoked.
+ Stacey Keith Walizer, 33, of
Sebring, was charged with viola-
tion of probation reference DUI,
and two counts of withholding
child support.
* Orrick Vern Williams, 37, of
Avon Park, was charged with driv-
ing while license suspended or
revoked.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Monday, March 23:
+ Shawn Phillip Allen, 30, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for bur-
glary of unoccupied conveyance,
unarmed.
Ann Margaret Butler, 41, of
Dillon, S.C., was charged on a
Dillon, S.C. warrant for four
counts, of forgery.
Saul Cancino-Nunez, 24, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial, war-


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rant, failure to appear for no valid
driver license; warrant, failure to
appear, arraignment for no valid
driver license; and operating
motor vehicle without valid driver
license.
* Lora Jean Dyer, 28, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike.
* Alex Arnaldo Gonzalez, 38, of
Spring Hill, awaiting trial for con-
tempt of court, child support.
* Legear Carolyn Harris, 47, of
Avon Park, was recommitted for
possession of marijuana, not
more than 20 grams; possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use;
and possession of cocaine.
* Mary Ann Jackson, was
charged with probation violation,
felony warrant for possession of
cocaine.
* Russell Grover Johnson, 24, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, warrant for
contempt of court, violation
injunction, protection from
domestic violence.
* Altus Jermaine. Lee, 24, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial, felony
warrant for burglary of dwelling,
structure or conveyance while
armed; aggravated battery, per-
son using deadly weapon; and
robbery with firearm.
* Alvin Tyrone Moses, 46, of
Sebring, was recommitted for lar-
ceny or theft; fraud, uttering false
bank bill, note, check or draft.
+ Phillip Buford Mullis, 33, of
Sebring, was charged on a
Madison County warrant, failure
to appear for driver license sus-
pended or revoked.
* Mark Harley Rosebrook, 33, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, affidavit of
violation of pre-trial release for
two counts of domestic violence.
* Monica Lynn Sheppard, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial, felony for
domestic violence or battery on
person 65 years of age or older;
and domestic violence or battery,
causing bodily harm.
* Kenneth Gerald Strong, 32, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial, war-
rant, failure to appear for failed
partial payment program, resist-
ing arrest without violence.
* Demetris Roshay Williams, 34,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial for
extortion or threat.
* Sherwin Murray Wyche, 27, of
Lake Placid, was committed for
possession of marijuana, with
intent to sell, manufacture or
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The following people were
booked into the Highlands County
Jail on Sunday, March 22:
* Kevin Michael Burke, 30, of St.
Petersburg, awaiting trial for bat-
tery on officer, firefighter, E.M.T.,
etc.
+ Thomas Andrew Burke, 32, of
St. Petersburg, awaiting trial for
disorderly conduct; and resisting
officer, obstruction without vio-.
lence.
* Shevis Eugene Dennis, 32, of
Orlando, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of marijuana, not more than -
20 grams; resisting officer, refus-
ing to stop, fleeing after order; hit
and run, leaving scene of crash
involved, damage; resisting offi-
cer, obstruction without violence;-
possession of narcotic equipment
and/or use; possession of
cocaine; damaging property,
criminal mischief; withholding
support, non-support of children
or spouse.
* Jose Galvez Gonzalez, 41, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or..
strike.
* George David Martin, 60, of.
Sebring, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or
strike.
* Scott Alan Martin, 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for domes-
tic violence or battery, touch or
strike; and cruelty toward child,
abuse without great harm.
+ Keith Matthews Neuberger, 50,
Pittsburg, Tenn., awaiting trial for
possession of narcotic equipment"
and/or use; and possession of-
marijuana, not more than 20
grams.
+ William Earl Ratterree, 28, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for posses-
sion of cocaine; and possession
of narcotic equipment and/or use.
* Amadeo Amador Sanchez, 34,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for driv-
ing while license suspended, first
offense.
* Alexander James Smith, 23, of
New Port Richey, awaiting trial for
disorderly intoxication in public
place causing disturbance; and
resisting officer, obstruction with-
out violence.
+ Thomas Christopher White,
47, of Lake Plicid, awaiting trial
for burglary with assault or bat-
tery.





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come up with a plan to reach those goals I knox I'\e succeeded
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wife went to school with here in high school It's pretty special
being mamed to a former Miss Lake Placid! We've also made a
lot of friends here though my mother-in-law, Jeri McDonald, and
people who knew Tom, who practiced dentistry here for years before
he became famous as a runner We are honored that the Caladium
Festival saw fit to name the 5K run after him. I also visit Tom's
Rotary Club regularly, and look forward to being able to get more
involved with them. "
Michael offers comprehensive Investment services through H D
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through AmencaOne Finance, Inc an equal opportunity lender
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Georgia State University, in Atlanta, GA; and a Bachelor's degree
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News-Sun Sunday, March 29, 2009

DFFD TRANSFERS


December 16, 2008
* Robert R. King Jr. to Darrell L.
Kindrick, PT L8 Blk 22 Town of Avon
Park, $40,000.
* James R. Vining to Chad N. Lund,
L10 Blk 38 Sebring Hills South Unit 2,
$143,000.
* Cape Investment Group Inc. to
William Callaghan, L5 BIk 120 Sun 'N
Lakes Est. Sec. 14, $800.
* Florida Land Partners to Winston
Lue, L80 Highland Lakes Reserve,
$110,000.
* Karen E. Jamison to ,Robert M.
Jamison, Unit V1-C The Bluffs of
Sebring Condominium Phase 1,
$19,000.
* Raymond Bodenweiser to Martin H.
Hubbs, L44C Prairie Oaks Phase
I/Other, $155,000.

December 17
* Titus Gay to Emery W. Jackson,
Parcel 32' Highlands Homes Sub,
$58,000.
* Gary B. Hernandez to Gary B.
Hernandez, L17 BIk 163 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 10, $4,700.
* Good Friends Investment Group Inc.
to Jean-Evens Dumay, L6 BIk 131 Sun
'N Lakes Est. Sec. 13/Other, $20,000.
* Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. to
Jesus R. Gomez, L16 BIk 331 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $154,000.
+ National Recreational Properties to
Plinio Campos, L8 Blk 187 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.
* National Recreational Properties to
Jeannette R. Carbonell, L12 BIk 204
Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11,
$19,900.
* Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
to Ronald L. Cagle, L127 Golf Hammock
Unit III, $150,000.
* Donald G. Hodge to Ernest Chalfant,
Unit P-4 The Bluffs of Sebring Condo
Phase II, $100,000.
* Emanuel Lauria Jr. to Michael V.
Burzesi Jr., L19 PT L20 BIk 35 Placid
Lakes Sec. 3, $10,000.
* Jessica Vega,to Mark Lee Tharp II,
L62 Golf Hammock Unit 2, $151,300.


The following people filed for
divorce during the month of
January, 2009:
* Rachel Hollie Fontana, petitioner
and James Ross Fontana, January
2, 2009.
* Rex A. Neff, petitioner and
Maureen G. Neff, January 2, 2009.
*. John Dunne Robinson, petition-
er and Erika Leigh Robinson,
January 2, 2009.
* Kristin L. Wilkes, petitioner and
James A. Wilkes, January 2, 2009.
* Michelle Danley, petitioner and
Daniel L. Danley, January 8, 2009.
* David Howard Hawkey, petition-
er and Shareen Lynn Childs,
January 8, 2009.
* Gilbert Dean Bennett, petitioner
and Kathryn Adele Bennett,
January 12, 2009.
* Donna L. Costello, petitioner
and Andrew E. Costello, January
12, 2009.
* Vicki Marie Coulter, petitioner
and Jeffrey Allen Coulter, January
12, 2009.
* Michael T. Cutolo, petitioner and
Kimberly M. Altier, January 12,
2009.
* Ramon Garcia, petitioner and
Maria Cristina Ramirez, January
12, 2009:
* Terry L..Johnson, petitioner and
Teresa L. Johnson, January 1.2,
2009.
* Luis Alfonso Lopez Jr., petition-'
er and Zaneta Lopez Terracova,
January 12, 2009.
* Donovan Lee Mitchell, petitioner
and Anna Mitchell, January 12,
2009.
* William A. John, petitioner and
Denise M. John, January 15, 2009.
* Michelle Swogger, petitioner
and Jason Swogger, January 15,
2009.
*. Kenneth P. Vincent, petitioner


* Robbie L. Holland to Wauchula State
Bank, L1-10 BIk E Lake Groves Sub,
$85,400.
* Mayte Mato to Joshua M. Mayworth,
TR 46 Holiday Hills Inc., $94,100.
* Terry Heston to Terry M. Hancock,
PT L1 BIk 32 Town of Avon Park,
$210,000.
* Wayne M. Price Sr. to Norman W.
Lee, L41/43 Hickory Hills Unrec
Sub/Other, $75,000.
Gina Larsen to Janice A. Learman,
L17 BIk 257 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 20,
$182,500.
Carol M. Leman to Howard A.
Leman, L28/29 BIk 10 Sebring Lakes
Unit 1-B, $25,100.

December 18
Carol Campbell to Rosa M. Arbiz, PT
L21 BIk E Serenity Sub, $31,400.
Highlands County Sheriff to Cypress
Recovery Corp., L10 Blk 196 Placid
Lakes Sec. 18, $1,200.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to
Larry J. Ross, L61/62 BIk 5 Erin Park,
' $60,000.
Lester L. Black General Contractors
Inc. to Felice Johnson, L10 Blk 56
Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $119,000.
Patricio Rosa Jr. to Gilbert A.
Martinez, L2 BIk B Country Club
Sebring Phase 2 Sec. 5 Enchahted
Oaks, $169,000.
Melinda Sue Stanley to Jerry Clark,
L8/9 BIk 87 Town of Harding Sec. 2,
$23,000.
Melinda Sue Stanley to Jerry Clark,
L10 BIk 87 Town of Harding Sec. 2,
$6,000.
David Jensen to Eileen A. Game, PT
Sec 28-33-29, $111,000.
Moody's Services Inc. to Eleodoro A.
Pena, L11/12 BIk 73 Lakewood
Terraces, $225,000.

December 19
Chackochan Vadakkel to Philip K.
Philip, L35/36 BIk 21 Placid Lakes Sec
2, $1,000.
Chackochan Vadakkel to Philip K.
Philip, L4 BIk 4 Placid Lakes Sec. 19,
$1,000.


and Nancy E. Vincent, January 21,
2009.
* Lewis Edwin Langford, petition-
er and Paulette Ruth Langford,
January 22, 2009.
* Veronica Michelle Rooks, peti-
tioner and Richard Lamont Rooks
Sr., January 23, 2009.
* Narendranauth Adhin, petitioner
and Renu R. Adhin, January 26,
2009.
* Sandra Kay Carter, petitioner
and Walter Dewitt Carter, January
26, 2009.
* Renee Chavero, petitioner and
Alberto Chavero, January 26, 2009.
* David M. Johnson, petitioner
and Kimberly S. Johnson, January
26, 2009.')
* Donna Otten Knowles, petitioner
and William Joseph Knowles,
January 26, 2009.
* Judith E. Tibedo, petitioner and
Thomas R. Tibedo, January 26,
2009.
+ Mark Spencer McKelvey, peti-
tioner and Jonna McKelvey,
January 27, 2009.
* Karleen Carey Hansel, petitioner
and Ochordo Hansel, January 28,
2009.
4 Omayra Soto, petitioner and
Pedro Alberto Soto, 'January 28,
2009.
* Elizabeth E. Orr, petitioner and
Marion B. Orr Jr., January 29,
2009.
* Harvey Roberts Jr., petitioner
and Sharrie Roberts, January 29,
2009.

The following people filed for
divorce during the month of
December, 2008:
Pedro Alberto Despaigne, peti-
tioner and Hanh Despaigne,
December 3, 2008.
Robert Melvin Jamison, peti-


* David Brian Downing to Karen Grob,
L67A Orangewood Acres Phase 1 Unit
4, $100,000.
* Judy Worley Barben to Ann G.
Smoak, L55 Watersedge Sub, $60,000.
* Fannie Mae to Myrna Howard, L217
Sebring Ridge Sec. B, $100,000.
* Deutsche National Trust Co. to Gloria
Sanchez, L12 BIk 19 Sebring Ridge Sec.
G, $80,000.
* Craig Cinquina to Bruce Laidlaw, L4
Foster/Beasley Unrec Sub, $93,000.
* Richard C. Harlow to Serge
Eustache, L12 BIk F Spring Lake Village
II, $110,000.

December 22
* Lake Blue Assocs. to Allen W.
Waggener, PT Sec. 30-36-30,
$270,800.
* St. Louis Petition to Josue Libertin,
L10 Blk 83 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 12,
$2,000.
+ Jorge E. Otalora to Torre Holdings,
L6-8 Southside Business Park,
$55,009.
* James R. Sitton to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, PT
Sec. 10-34-29, $11,500.
+ Tirrella Bentley to Board of Trustees
of Internal Improvement Trust Fund, PT
Sec. 10-34-29, $11,500.
* Roy Arman to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, PT
Sec. 10-34-29, $11,500.
* Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. tO
Linda Mae Pardee, L32 BIk 86 Town of
Sebring 6th Add Resub, $29,000.
* Melissa Jones to David Herbert, L8
.Blk 55 Lakewood Terrace, $65,000.
* Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas to
R & R Properties of Central Florida Inc.,
PT L14 BIk 2 Town of Avon Park,
$24,500.
* Chery Catalano to Ollie Kent Hilliard,
L8 BIk 6 Highlands Park Est. Sec. J,
$1,400.
* Debra Foskey to Maria Fret, L1/2
Lookout Point, $134,500. -
* Michael A. Corsello to John D.
Asbury, L29/30 BIk 3 Highlands Park
Est. Sec. E, $109,000.


tioner and Karen Elizabeth
Jamison, December 4, 2008.
* Susan Diaz Sorto, petitioner and
Nelson Ivan Sorto, December 4,
2008.
+ Jodie Lee Steffner, petitioner
and John Emery Steffner III,'
December 9, 2008.
' Cheryl Sexton, petitioner and
Brent M. Sexton, December 15,
2008.
* James A. Hicks, petitioner and
Christina V. Hicks, December 16,
2008.
+ Naida Perdomo, petitioner and
Jason Lazaro Perdomo, December
16, 2008.
+ Adianez Stocks, petitioner and
Peter Thomas Stocks, December
16, 2008.
* Sarai Valentin, petitioner and
Humberto Marin, 'December 17,
2008.
* Delores Rae Salonen, petitioner
and Juha Salonen, December 17,
2008.
*, Steven Bradley Hartt, petitioner
and Erika Lyn Hartt, December 18,
2008.
* Henry Frank Rutledge Jr., peti-
tioner and Mildred Johnson
Rutledge, December 18, 2008.
* Fred William Cunningham, peti-
tioner and Karen Dake
Cunningham, December 19, 2008.
* Michael Crenshaw, petitioner
and Jessica L. Crenshaw,
December 22, 2008.
* Aloysius JnPierre, petitioner and
Kimberly L. JnPierre, December 22,
2008.
+ Clifford Parker, petitioner and
Marie Parker, December 22, 2008.
* Robert Sims Beagles, petitioner
and Connie Ann Beagles, December
23, 2008.


December 23
* Stephen Patrick Austin to Raymond
T. Malin, PT See. 30-36-30, $160,000.
* S N Y Developers Corp. to GT
Strategy, L51 BIk 19 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 2, $1,500.
* H & H Investment Properties to
Kishore Angard, L22 Blk 12 Orange
Blossom Est. Unit 6, $7,300.
* Worldwide Investment Group Inc. to
State of Florida Internal Improvement
Trust Fund, Tract 667 In Sec. 3-34-29;
$1,500.
* Franklin L. Steadman to State of
Florida Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, Tract 712 In Sec. 3-34-29,
$11,500.
* Marta T. Gielstra to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund,
-Tracts 1096/1097 In Sec. 9-34-
29/Other, $23,000.
* Dorothy Beach to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Tract
960 In Sec. 4-34-29, $11,500.
* George A. Gibson to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Tract
805 In Sec. 4-34-29, $11,500.
* Donald K. Mathews to State of
Florida .Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, Tract 1014 In Sec. 4-34-29,
$11,500.
* Gayle Von Stein to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Eund, Tract
850 In Sec. 4-34-29, $11,500.
+ St. Nick Land Investments Inc. to
Orville Ray Phillippi, L6 BIk 101 Leisure
Lakes Sec. 8, $4,000.
* Deborah Ann Adkins to State of
Florida Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, Tract 600 In Sec. 3-34-29,
$12,500.
* Judith Ann Perry to Larry Allen Burr,
Uhit 4B South Building Edgewater Arms
Condo Apts./Other, $60,000.

December 24
* Jerry F. Goodson to Larry A. Musch,
L102 Sebring Falls, $85,000.
Betty Davis to Jerry W. Glasscock,
PT L2 Seavon Acres Sub/Other,
$18,000.
Roger Todd Sr. to R. Jay Todd Jr., PT
L9 Landrush Acres, $12,500.
Lois J. Axe to Jerry C. Poore, L9 BIk
23 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. C,
$100,000.

December 29
Barbara Nash to David W. Leskar, L4
Leisure Lakes Golf Course Add,
$68,000.
Joyce E. Wadkins to Raymond A.
Murray, L4 BIk 8 Highlands Park Est.
Sec. E, $110,000.
+ Kenneth R. Langley to Robert A.
-Rice, L11 Blk 156 Placid Lakes Sec 12,
$72,000.
Thelma M. Bjornsti to Aaron C.


Eures, L17 Sebring Hills, $100,000.
* National Recreational Properties to
Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement
District, L58 BIk 19 Sun 'N Lake Est.
Sebring Unit 2, $21,000.
* National Recreational Properties to
Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement
District, L1I-3/5/17/34/36-
38/40/42/51/53/56 BIk 73 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 6/Others, $626,800.
* National Recreational Properties to
Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement
District, L16/20 BIk 329 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 16/Others, $750,400.
* National Recreational Properties to
Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement
District, L12-18 BIk 336 Sun 'N Lake
Est. Sebring Unit 16/Others, $957,900.
* National Recreational Properties to
Sun 'N Lake of Sebring Improvement
District, L1/3/8/9/12/13-15 BIk 65 Sun
'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 6/Others,
$2,163,400.
* Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. to
William H. Shuping, L16 BIk G Spring
Lake Village VI, $68,000.
* Sutton Funding to William Long, L5
BIk 45 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2,
$80,000.
* Michael Greer to Roy Gramer Jr.,
L30-32 BIk 85 Town of Harding Sec. 2,
$6,000.
* Laverne Geiger to Gerald W. Reusch,
L12 PT L11 Blk B Orange Villa Mobile
Home Est., $20,000.
* James Marks to Jacob E. Goodman,
L149 Fairmount Mobile Est., $24,000.
* Val R. Patarini to James L. Durrance,
L28 BIk 273 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring
Unit 13, $87,000.
+ Samara Meloche to Neal R. Hancock,
L20 BIk 3 Sunset Shores Sec. A,
$74,000.
+ John Lewis Jr. to John C. Martin, L7
BIk 57 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3,
$110,000.
Bernice H. Barnhill to Bernice H.
Barnhill, L4 BIk 2 Villa Road Sub 1st
Add, $22,700.
Connie Keith to Leroy E. Smith, L198
Fairmount Mobile Est., $24,500.
Donald Larry Spurlock II to Kenneth
G. Barefield, PT Sec 16-33-29/Others,
$156,500.

December 30
Thomas Maynard to Thomas J.
Shankweiler, La Cindy's Grove Sub Unit
6, $74,000.
National City Home Loan Services
Inc. to Daniel W, Fox, L5-7 PTL8 Bik 88
Lakewood Terraces, $121,500."
Henry Adams Jr. to Eric Wilson Sr.,
PT BIk D Replat Twilight Park
Sub/Other, $8,000.
C D K Group Inc. to Kidder Capital,
L409 Sebring Ridge Sec E, $7,500.
C D K Group Inc. to Kidder Capital,
L1 Blk 27 Orange Blossom Est., $7,500.


* Christopher D. Cloud to Farrington
Groves, Unit 104 Verona Villas,
$70,000.
* Christopher Foederer to
Countrywide Home Loans Inc., L157
Blue Heron Golf & Country Club,
$123,600.
*. Joanne B. Woodard to American
General Home Equity Inc., L42/43
Thunderbird Hill South Unit II, $99,400.
* Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to
Daniel M. Shawver, L36 BIk 261 Sun 'N
Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $126,000.
* Richard S. Cook to Edward Lambert,
L9 Althea Park Unrec, $95,000.
* Gary D. Arquitt to Gordon V.
Sundeen, L10893-10895 Avon Park
Lakes Unit 34, $18,000.
* Dewayne Burkett to Ellen Pate, L10
BIk 8 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec A,
$30,000.
* Troy J. Williams to Sean K. Palmer,
L3/4 Bik 3 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 9,
$145,000.

December 31
* U.S. Bank to Nestor A. Guzman, L5
BIk 2 Martha Est., $60,000.
* Lawrence Robert Spiess to Gary A.
Plants, L124 BIk 12 Oak Beach Colony
1st Add, $150,000.
* David De Spain to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Tract
833 In Sec 4-34-29, $11,500.
* Robert F. Beasley to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Tract
672 In Sec 3-34-29, $11,500.
* Grady S. Hensley to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Tract
640 In Sec 3-34-29/Other, $23,000.
* Yvon Cherubin to State of Florida
Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Tract
309 In Sec 34-33-29, $11,500.
* James J. James to Debra L.
Chastain, L5 Blk T Spring Lake Village
II, $165,000.
'* Tropical Homes of Central Florida
.Inc. to Geronimo Torres Jr., L21 BIk 13
Sebring Country Est., $155,000..
Highlands Independent Bank to C.
Parke Sutherland, PT.L10 Blk 20 Town
of Avon Park, $200,000.
Remo Enterprises to David D.
DeGrange, L19/20 BIk 99 Lakewood
Terrace, $90,000.
Divine Touch Inc. to Shawn Jones,
L34 BIk 3 Leisure Lakes Sec 1, $18,500.
Sue A. Taylor to Robert A. King Sr.,
L6 BIk 248 Placid Lakes Sec 20,
$134,000.
Thomas E. Haake to John T.
Schofield, L2 BIk 3 Lake Blue Est.,
$89,900.
Mary C. Palmer to Raleigh W. Tyler,
L4 PT L3 BIk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add,
$72,000.
'Everett R. Ohrt to Knoll-Century Hill
Homeowner's Assn. Inc., L98-101
Clubhouse Century Hill, $100,000.


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News-Sun photo by KATARA SINNMONS
Doris Cullers (left) and Ann Hughes, both of Illinois, take a stroll down Main Street Friday morning during day one of
the Springtime on the Mall Festival in Avon Park. The festival ended Saturday.


Crowds, vendors a little light during Avon

Park's Springtime on the Mall festival


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Crafts,
food, and fun were scattered
colorfully along the Mile
Long Mall in Avon Park on
Friday and Saturday, but the
crowds were a little light
starting out.,
S"The crowds are down a
bit this year," said David
Greenslade, event organizer
with the Avon Park Greater
Chamber of Commerce.
Every year during the last
weekend in March, thou-
sands gather to shop craft
vendors, enjoy the entertain-
ment and eat on the grass
strip that makes up the cen-
terpiece of Avon Park's
downtown area.
"We only have about 85
vendors this year. and we
were expecting over 100. I
think the economy is making
a little bit of a dent.
"We expected the same
crowds and vendors as last


News-Sun photo bN KATARA SIMMONS
Nalo, of the Lunch Wagon Food, prepares peppers, onions
*and sausages Friday for the festival.


year, but the numbers are
down a bit'. We have had a,
steady crowd, but it is down,
some from last year.,"
Greenslade said.
"But those vendors who
did show up brought some
quality crafts. And the food
is always good at one of


these events. There are a lot
of neat and unique items for
sale," Greenslade said.
The event this year hap-
pens on Friday and
Saturday. but moved slightly
to the east of w here it is tra-
ditionally centered due to
construction around


Museum Avenue.
* But Greenslade said that
the construction had nothing
to do with the level of
crowds.
The event ran from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m. on Friday and 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Saturday with the bulk of
the entertainment happening
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on
Saturday.
Sponsored by Highlands
Independent Bank, Progress
Energy,, Embarq, Florida
Hospital, Highlands Today,
Heartland National. and the
Main Street Community
Redevelopment Agency,
Springtime on the Mall usu-
ally dras crowds from all
o'er the area each )ear.
"Our sponsors hate been
really generous, as always.
This event could not happen
w without the support the com-
munity giles for this e ern
Near.," Greenslade said


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State to recognize

Children's Week

beginning today


Special to the News-Sun
Child care organizations
and parents across Florida
are joining together the week
of March 29 through April 5
to celebrate Children's Week.
It is estimated that nearly 12
million children in the United
States under the age of 5
attend child care every week.
Over the past 14 years,
Children's Week has served
as a broad-based promotion
of children and family issues
in Florida.
A true grassroots event
since its inception,
Children's Week is supported
by various non-profits, cor-
porations, philanthropic
organizations, faith based
organizations, state agencies
and other organizations.
Children's Week participants
develop and implement over
200 community events and
activities statewide, bringing
thousands of parents, chil-
dren, policy makers, profes-
sionals, community leaders
and concerned citizens
together to share valuable
knowledge and information
about children's issues in
each community across the
state and at the State Capitol.
The annual "Hanging of
the Hands" in Tallahassee
will begin this afternoon, dis-
playing thousands of chil-
dren's hand prints from
around the state. The hand
prints of all colors, shapes
and sizes will, hang in the
Capitol Rotunda for a week
as a reminder to the
Legislature to consider
Florida's children hen cast-
ing their votes.
Child advocates will gath-
er in Tallahassee during
Children's Week to speak on
behalf of children and the
programs that ser\e them.
Advocates are challenging
the Leoislature to make 2009


a good year for children and
their families, by addressing
these issues:
Healthy children
Children being safe in
their families and communi-
ties
Children being ready to
learn and succeed in school
Stable and nurturing
families
Economically self-suf-
ficient families
Supportive' communi-
ties
State budget shortfalls are
threatening many children's
programs and child advocates:
are asking the public to speak:
out on behalf of these impor-
tant issues. Additional infor-
mation can be found at the.
Children's Week Web site at
www.childrensweek.org.
The mission of the Early
Learning Coalition of
Florida's Heartland, Inc. is to
facilitate access to high-qual-
ity early education and care
and to provide Voluntary Pre-
kindergarten Education and:
School Readiness Programs
for children age birth to 5
through an integrated system
of services that include link-
ages to health care and par-
enting support.
The coalition maN also
facilitate access to safe child'
care for school-age children
eligible for services.


Highlands Regional Medical Center is grateful for the passion and hard work of the more than 100 primary and specialty care physicians who provide
our patients with exceptional care.

Doctors' Day allows us the special opportunity to show gratitude for our physician's expertise in advancing medical knowledge, dedication to comforting
and healing the sick, and commitment to promoting good health. Our physicians do more than provide for our health care needs. They are our friends
and neighbors, our little league sponsors, and our community leaders. All of this demonstrates their vital role in the health of our community.

Today, Highlands regional Medical Center invites you to share in our celebration of "National Doctors' Day" and applauds physicians for their work
they do every day to help Highlands County be a better place to live.


Anesthesia
Tarlika Thakkar. M.D.
Cardiology
Jennifer Bennett, M.D.
Mark Gibson, M.D.
Daniel Parnassa, M.D.
Chandrakant Patel, M.D.
Family Medicine
Nlarin NiMaxell. M.D.
Family Practice
NiazAusaf. D O.
Ronald Fronda. M.D.
Sunaina Khurana, M.D.
Mar\ in MNa\xell, M.D.
Daniel Montero, M.D.
Eric Palosky, D.O.
Antorno Roa, NI D.
Ray Tangunan. NI D
Donald Ware, D ().
Family Practice/Sports
Johedicine
John Caruso, D 0


Gastroenterology
Francesco Ferrettu. M.D.
Vinod Thakkar, M.D.
General Surgery
Lee Giossbard. M.D..
Thomas C. Lackey, II,.
D.O.
Clyde Vanterpool, NI D.
Hematology/Oncology
Syed Ahmed. N I D.
Amit Shah, 1M.D.
Hospitalist
Cheri McCue, MD.
Internal Medicine
Mina Bhatt, NM.D.
Jorge Gonzalez, M.D.
Ike Lee, M.D.
Robert Nlidence, M.D.
Vernon Murphy, M.D.
Stephen Piccione, M.D.
Vinay Nakhate, M.D.
Luis Pena. NI D
Samaritan's Touch Care


Center .
Prixit Sharma, M.D.
Marie Toussaint, M.D.,
Internal Medicine/
Cardiology
Pern Chockalngam, M.D.
Deo Sankar, NI D.
Joan Siracuse, M.D.
Internal Medicine/
Endocrinology
Almoatazbellah Idriss.
M.D.
Internal Medicine/
Gastroenterology
Martin Avalos, M.D.
Pankaj Patel, M.D.
Internal Medicine/
Infectious Disease
J. Augustin Lacson, M.D.
Internal Medicine/
Nephrology
Fernando Abanilla, M.D.


Internal Medicine/
Pulmonary
Bipin Bhatt, M.D.
Deepak T. Patel, N.D
Nephrology
Fabio Oliveros. M.D.
Ernesto Pinzon, M.D.
Neurology
Robert Goldstein, NIM.D.
Jaswinder Khara. NI D
Bridglal Ramkissoon.
M.D.
Obstetrics/Gyn
Nasim Summer Khan,
M.D.
D.M. Upadhyaya; NM D
Occupational Medicine
Roger Arumugam, M.D
Garson Caruso. NI D
Ophthalmology/Vitreous
& Retina
Rul.x Ganthier, Jr., M.D


Oral/Maxilo
Leslie Celestina, D.D.S.
Orthopaedic Surgery
Tahir Chaudhrl. NI D
Robert klassam, NI D
Orthopedic Surgery/
Hand
Jose Thomas-Richards,
D ().
Otolarngology
Ke\ in L Robinson. M.D.
Regino Rodriguez-Flores,
f D
Pathology
George Leidel. M.D.
Pediatrics
Navin D. Deshpande.
NI D
Pa rm.lit Gill, M.D.,
Pra\ een Krishnadas, M.D.
Apurba Manik, M.D.
X ishakha Nakhate, N.D
Anoop Palta. N.D


1Ana\atti Raghuveera.
M.D.
Heartland Pediatrics of
Lake Placid
Mercy L. Seralde, M.D.
Rajeswari Sonni, M.D.
Podiatry
Pamela Dolber, D.P.M.
Evaristo Rivero, D.P.M.
Radiology
Anuraag Khurana, M.D.
Surgery
Reynaldo L. Descalso,
M.D.
L. Francisco Espaillat,
M.D.
Placido Roquiz, M.D,
Urology
Anthony Arciola, M.D.
Kevin Lee, M.D.
Vascular Surgery
Patricio Rosa, NI D


Compassionate, Competent, Comprehensive Care...Our Promise!
Be sure to LOOK next Sunday for the winners
ofthe following physician's awards:


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"* 1'utstanding sr n ice to
patients
* The Team Player Award
* Outstanding service to
Colleagues
* Neatest handwriting or best
legibilit\
* Principal Diagnosis


Champion
* Best Phone Manners
* Greatest Smile
* Most Timely Medical
Record Completion
* Meeting Attendance Award
* Best Educator
* Best Sense of Humor










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News-Sun


Panthers outlast


Hillsborough


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel hoehne@newisun corn
AVON PARK It's safe to
say that in Suncoast
Conference play, no lead is
truly safe.
After building up a lead
with scores -in each of the
first five innings, the South
Florida offense did it's part in
Friday's 14-11 win over the
visiting Hawks of
Hillsborough.
But some spotty defense
and timely hitting had the
Panthers sweating it out until


the final out was
made.
"They're a very
-good hitting team, but
we kept them in the
game," head coach
-Rick Hitt said after-
ward.* "We put up a
really good number


SFC

14
HC

1'


and had the chance to really'
put them away."
SFCC plated three in the
first to break out earl\ "ith
Austin Gaines and Ryan
Williams batting in runs
before speedy li'l leadoff hit-
ter, Ethan Lovell, made the
most of his 5-foot-8. 140-


pound frame' by rocketing a
two-run moon-shot off the
scoreboard in the second.
That had answered a run
from the Hawks. in the top of
'the second just as their four
in the third was needed to
answer a Hillsborough two
spot for a 9-3 lead.
Chaz Abeln pitched well,
striking out 10 while walking
none in 8 innings of work,
but the defense behind him
made his effort a %bit more
difficult.
After the Panthers made it
10-3 after four with
OC Abeln driving in, the
I tenth run, two
unearned runs come
around in the fifth and
sixth to' allow the
' Hawks to hang
around.
Greg Smith, Gaines
and Abeln drove in a run each
in the fifth to provide some
distance and after the teams
traded runs in the seventh,
and non-scoring eighths it
stood at 14-8.
But things were far from
over as Hillsborough made
one last rally.


News-Sun photo bN DAN HOEHNE
Ethan Lovell gets congratulations from his teammates after hitting his first home run of the
season in Friday's 14-11 win over Hillsborough.


After second-baseman
Matt Devlin made a sparkling
play, backhanding a grounder
destined for center field and
firing to first for the initial
out, slugger James Mallard


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Ne--,-Sun photo hb D\N HOEHNE
Green Dragon third baseman David Hodge Gres to first in time to nab DeSoto's Antonio
Washington on a bunt attempt in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Bulldogs.


Jr. tattooed a Leo Chang
offering for his second home
run of the night.
Two chopped singles .and a
line-dri'e base-knock up the.
middle loaded them up


before Gaines mo% ed in from
third base to take the mound.
He was promptly greeted
with a two-run single from

Continued on page 3C .


Dragon streak nipped

by Bulldogs
By DAN HOEHNE 'Bulldog runs were of the nor-
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com mal kind, either, when the
LAKE PLACID Winning complacency seeped briefly
streaks, obviously, bring out to the defense.-'
the best in a team as, in order With one out, a walk a hit
to keep it going, things must batsman and a single .to left
be clicking on all cylinders. had the DeSoto bags loaded.'
But one cylinder was mis- On an apparent missed sui-
firing Thursday night as the cide squeeze, Devyn Steele
Lake Placid four-game run still slid safely in for a steal
came to an end in a 2-1 loss of home.
against visiting DeSoto. Moments later,
"C.W. (Vougwt) DeSoto Vought had Chris
pitched a good game, Corriveau picked off
we fielded well and 9 first, but in the ensu-
gave a good effort," ing rundown, Dillan
head,. coach Dan Lake Placid Head came in for the,
Coomes said. "But we second run.
\were a little compla- That erased the 1-0
cent in our at bats and lead the Dragons had
weren't hitting smart." taken in the first.
It was a shame, too, as it Brad Stayton had led off
wasted a great outing by by drawing a walk and
Vought. moved to third when David
Going the whole seven Samperi rocketed a double
innings, the- right-hander into left-center.
gave up just three hits while One out later, Kyle
striking out six and walking Barber's ground-out plated
three.
And it wasn't as if the Continued on page 3C


Sunday, March 29, 2009


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne
Bracket back
into 'two-
millions'
The look on my face
above is pretty much my
exasperated expression
when I look at the current
state of my NCAA
Tournament bracket the
one I filled out, posted
and entered in the ESPN
Tournament Challenge.
After being in the 80th
percentile after the very
first day, I had dropped
way back to middle by
the end of the second
day.
By the time last
Sunday was complete, it
seemed I was completely
out of it as after
Wisconsin and Oklahoma
State both lost, the upper
part of my Eastern brack-
et was kaput.
Seminole fans will say
it served me right after
picking the Badgers to
beat. Florida State in the
first round.
Even then, I still had
most of the rest of my
Elite Eight alive, and at
some point along the
way, I had actually crept
out of the millions alto-
gether and was in the
yery high six digits, back
into the upper 70s, per-
centile-wise.
But after Thursday and
Friday's games, I was
back down in the 38th
percentile and firmly
entrenched in
2,848,544th place.
Why do I always pick
Duke to go too far?
Because I had the
chance to cover one of
their players a couple
times when he was in
high school?
It's little rationales like
that that will get you into
trouble in-this sort of
thing.
And being from the
Midwest and having

Continued on page 4C


Red Devils still looking for clutch hitter


By ED BALDRIDGE
d.baldrtdgf@'new'vsst.con "
AVON PARK The A\on Park Red
Devils came close, but could not bat their
way out of a 1-0 loss to the LaBelle
Cow% boys Thursday night at Head Field.
"We have worked so hard, and things
are just now coming together for this
'team. It is just the matter of getting that
-clutch hit when you need it and we have
not had that yet. The kids have improved
dramatically on defense, our pitching is
-coming around, we just have to work on
that clutch hit, and we have not found
that guy yet. Once we do,
LaBelle this team is going to be
one that others are afraid
r to play,"' said Avon park
head Coach Mort Jackson
Avon Park after the game.
O '"They beat us 15-5 last
' 0 time, and this time the
other coach commented
on how far we had come. He said our per-'
formance was like night and day com-
pared to the last match-up," Jackson
added.
The Cowboys picked up their only run
in the top of the fourth when the LaBelle
offense moved Timmy White around to
,bring him home after just two hits in the
inning.
The Devil defense held tough for the
rest of the game and starting pitcher
Buddy Duke refused to give an inch,
holding the Cowboys to just three hits-the
entire game.


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There was nothing wrong with Avon Park's pitching, as Buddy Duke struck out
eight while only giving up one run to LaBelle Thursday. But the Red Devil bats
couldn't come through in the 1-0 loss to the Cowboys.


"Buddy Duke, what an effort, a three
hitter, Kyle (Jackson) pitched a gem the
other'night," Jackson said.
Duke would throw 110 pitches overall,
handing out just three walks while strik-


ing out eight.
The Devil bats seemed to have some
consistency, but could not bring it home,

Continued on page 3C









News-Sun Sunday, March 29, 2009


Page2C


THE SCOREBOARD


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
y-Boston 55 19 .743 -
Philadelphia 37 34 .521 16%
New Jersey 30 42.417 24
New York 29 43 .403 25
Toronto 27 45 .375 27
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
y-Orlando 54 18 .750 -
Atlanta 42 31 .57512Y
Miami 38 34 .528 16
Charlotte 32 40.444 22
Washington 17 56 .233 37Y2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
y-Cleveland 59 13 .819 -
Chicago 35 38 .479 24%
Detroit 34 37 .479 24Y%
Milwaukee 31 42 .425 28Y2
Indiana 30 42 .417 29
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB


flio 48 24 .667 -
47 26 .644 1%
ans 44 27 .620 3%
43 29 .597 5
18 53 .25429Y%
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
47 26.644 -
45 27 .625 1%Y
44 27.620 2
a City 20 52.278 26%Y
a 20 53 .274 27
Pacific Division
.W L Pct GB


San Anton
Houston
New Orlea
Dallas
Memphis

Denver
Portland
Utah
Oklahoma
Minnesot


z-L.A. Lakers 58 14 .806 -
Phoenix 40 32.556 18
Golden State 25 47 .347 33
L.A. Clippers 18 55 .247 40;
Sacramento 15 56 .211 421
y-clinched division
z-clinched conference
Friday's Games
Orlando 110, Milwaukee 94
Toronto 112, Oklahoma City 96
Charlotte 100, Philadelphia 95
Cleveland 107, Minnesota 85
L.A. Lakers 103, New Jersey 95
New York 103, New Orleans 93
Boston 99, Atlanta 93
Denver 1.03, Dallas 101
SanAntonio 111, L.A. Clippers 98
Memphis 113, Sacramento 95
Saturday's Games
Indiana at Chicago, late
Detroit at Washington, late
New York at Charlotte, late
Milwaukee at Miami, late
L.A. Clippers at Houston, late
Phoenix at Utah, late
Golden State at Denver, late
Memphis at Portland, late
Sunday's Games
Dallas at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Chicago at Toronto, 3:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m.
New Jersey at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Washington at Indiana, 7.p.m.
Oklahoma City at Boston, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at Sacramento, 9 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
x-New Jersey 47-23 4 98227184
Philadelphia 40 23 10 90235210
Pittsburgh 40 27.8 88235222
N.Y. Rangers 39 27 9 87193204
N.Y. Islanders 25 41 8 58 186 240
Northeast Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
y-Boston 46 17 10102243 171
Montreal 38 27 9 85 223 225
Buffalo 36 30 8 80222214
Toronto 31 31 13 75 225 264'
Ottawa 32 31 10 74194.209
Southeast Division
W L OTPts GF GA
x-Washington 46 23 .7 99 245 222
Carolina 41 28 7 89218213
Florida 36 28 11 83207213
Atlanta 31 38 6 68 231 259
Tampa Bay 24 34 17 65 196 249
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
x-Detroit 49 17 .9 107276 221
Chicago 40 22 11 91 242 198
Columbus 39 28 7 85 207 202
Nashville 36 30 8 80 188 203
St. Louis 35 30 9 79205214
Northwest Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
-Calgary 42 26 6 90 238 228
Vancouver 40 25 9 89 225 203
Edmonton 36 30 9 81 216 228
Minnesota 35 31 8 78190182
Colorado 31 42 2 64192243
Pacific Division
W L OTPtsGF GA
y-San Jose 48 15 11107240185
Anaheim 37 32 6 80215216
Dallas 33 32 9 75206228
Los Angeles 31 33 10 72188215
Phoenix 31 36 7 69184227
Two points for a win, one point for
overtime loss or shootout loss.
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Friday's Games
Washington 5, Tampa Bay 3
Buffalo 5, Toronto 3
N.Y. Islanders 2, Detroit 0
Chicago 3, New Jersey 2, OT
Vancouver 4, Colorado 1
Edmonton 5, Anaheim 3
Saturday's Games
N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, late
Los Angeles at Nashville, late
Buffalo at Montreal, late
Ottawa at Atlanta, late
Boston at Toronto, late
Carolina at New Jersey, late
Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, late
Florida at Dallas, late
Columbus at St. Louis, late
Minnesota at Calgary, late
Phoenix at San Jose, late
Sunday's Games
Nashville at Detroit, 5 p.m.
St. Louis at Columbus, 5 p.m.
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m.
Vancouver at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Edmonton, 8 p.m.


AMERICAN LEAGUE


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV

AUTo RACING
SUNDAY
1:30 p.m. NASCAR Goody's Fast Relief 500 ..... FOX
4:30 p.m. NHRA O'Reilly Spring Nationals .... ESPN2


COLLEGE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
9 a.m. Alabama at Florida .................. SUN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Florida State vs. Florida .......... .... SUN


: COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
2 p.m. NCAA Regional Final. .......... . CBS
4:30 p.m. NCAA Regional Final............ ... .. CBS
TUESDAY
7 p.m. NIT Semifinal ................... ESPN2
9 p.m. NIT Semifinal .................... ESPN2
.................................... ........................

GOLF
SUNDAY
9 a.m. EuroPGA Andalucia Open .......... GOLF
1 p.m. PGA Cap, Cana Championship ....... GOLF
2:30 p.m. PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational ...... NBC
7 p.m. LPGA Phoenix International ........ GOLF


MLB
MONDAY
1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota.............. SUN


NBA
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Dallas at Cleveland................... ABC
3:30 p.m. Chicago at Toronto ................. WGN
8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans ......... ESPN
MONDAY
7:30 p.m. Orlando at Miami.................... SUN


NHL
SUNDAY
6 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay................. SUN


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
SUNDAY
12 p.m. NCAA Regional Semifinal ............... ESPN
2 p.m. NCAA Regional Semifinal ............. ESPN2
7:30 p.m. NCAA Regional Semifinal ............. ESPN2
10 p.m.- NCAA Regional Semifinal .............. .:ESPN2
11:30 p.m. NCAA Regional Semifinal ............. ESPN2
MONDAY
7 p.m. NCAA Regional Final........ .......... ESPN
9 p.m. NCAA Regional Final................... ESPN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. NCAA Regional Final.................. ESPN
9 p.m. NCAA Regional Final............. ESPN
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Los Angeles 21 5 .808
New York 17 10 .630
Kansas City 15 10 .600
Boston 15 11 .577
Minnesota 14 11 .560
Texas 15 12 .556
Seattle 14 13 .518
Tampa Bay 12 12 .500
Toronto 11 12 .478
Chicago 12 16 .429
Oakland 12 16 .429
Detroit 10 14 .417
Baltimore 10 16 .385
Cleveland 9 16 .360
NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct
Atlanta 17 8 .680
St. Louis 16 9 .640
Milwaukee 15 9 .625
Chicago 17 13 .567
Pittsburgh 14 11 .560
San Francisco 17 14 .548
New York 12 13 .480
Los Angeles 13 15 .464
Washington 11 13 .458
Cincinnati 12 15 .444
Colorado 11 15 .423
Florida 10 14 .417
Philadelphia 10 14 .417
Arizona 10 16 .385
Houston 8 16 .333
San Diego 6 17 .261
NOTE: Split-squad games count in the
standings; games against non-major
league teams do not.
Friday's Games
Atlanta 3, Detroit 2
Baltimore 9, Florida 7
Minnesota 16, Tampa Bay 2
Boston 11, St. Louis 8, 10 innings
Houston 6, Philadelphia 5
Colorado 8, Seattle 3
Arizona 9, L.A. Angels 3
Kansas City 4, L.A. Dodgers 1
Chicago Cubs 9, Chicago White Sox 3
San Francisco 10, Cleveland 3
Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 1
N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 1
N.Y. Yankees 4, Cincinnati 1
Milwaukee 7, Texas 4
San Diego 5, Oakland 2
Saturday's Games
Detroit vs. Toronto, late
Minnesota vs. Boston, late
N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta, late
Houston vs. Washington, late
Baltimore vs. St. Louis, late
Cincinnati vs. Tampa Bay, late
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, late
Florida vs. N.Y. Mets, late
Oakland vs. Milwaukee, late
Seattle vs. L.A. Angels, late
Texas vs. Kansas City, late
Cleveland vs. Arizona, late
San Francisco vs. San Diego, late
L.A. Dodgers vs. Chi. White Sox, late
Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado, late


Sunday's Games
Atlanta vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05
p.m.
Toronto vs. Houston at Kissimmee,
1:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Cincinnati at Sarasota,
1:05 p.m.
Washington vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05
p.m.
Boston vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater,
1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets vs. Baltimore at Fort
Lauderdale, 1:05 p.m.
St. Louis vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers,
1:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa,
1:15 p.m.
Colorado vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05
p.m.
L.A. Angels vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz.,
4:05 p.m.
San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers at Phoenix,
4:05 p.m.
Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa,
Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz.,
4:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Arizona at
Tucson, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. San Francisco at
Scottsdale Ariz. 4:05 p.m.
EAStERN CONFERENCE


W L T PtsGF GA
Chicago 1 0 0 3 3 1
Toronto FC 1 0 0 3 3 2
New England 1 0 0 3 1 0
D.C. United 0 0 1 1 2 2
Columbus 0 0 1 1 1. 1
Kansas City. 0 1 0 0 2 3
New York 0 1 0 0 0 3
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Seattle 1 0 0 3 3 0
Chivas USA 1 0 0 3 2 1,
Los Angeles 0 0 1 1. 2 2
Houston 0 0 1 1 1 1
Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado 0 1 0 0 1 2
FC Dallas 0 1 0 0 1 3
San Jose 0 1 0 0 0 1
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Saturday's Games
Toronto FC at Columbus, late
Chicago at D.C. United, late
New England at New York, late
Kansas City at Colorado, late
Houston at San Jose, late
Real Salt Lake at Seattle FC, late
Sunday's Game
Chivas USA at FC Dallas, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 2
Columbus at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 4
Seattle FC at Toronto FC, 4 p.m.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


MONDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament, vs. First
Academy, 1 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament, vs. Lake
Placid, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament,TBD


,. TUESDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament, vs. First Academy, 4
p.m., vs. Avon Park, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament,TBD
MONDAY, April 6: Softball vs. Avon Park, 6 p.m.; BoysTennis vs. DeSoto, 4 p.m.; Girls
Lake Placid Tennis at DeSoto, 4 p.m.



SMONDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament, vs. Clewiston, 7

TUESDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament, vs. Frostproof, 1
p.m.
Sebring WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid Bill Jarrett Spring BreakToumament,TBD


MONDAY: Baseball vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball at Pasco-Hernando, 2 p.m.
THURSDAY: Softball. at Hillsborough, 5 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball vs. Pasco-Hemando, 2 p.m.
SFCC


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Bullisitic ride at Firemen's
SEBRING Tickets are on sale now
for the annual Bullistic bull riding event,
which is set for April 4 at Firemen's
Field.
Tickets are $10 for pre-sales and $12
at the gate and are available at all
Highlands Independent Bank locations
and BP stations in the county, as well as
Glisson Feed and Lake Placid Feed and
Western Wear.
There will be live music at the event.
Gates open at 6 p.m. and mutton busting
for the kids starts at 7 p.m.,-with the bull
riding to follow.

Adult volleyball
AVON PARK Put a team together!
Business teams, church teams, family
teams and community teams are all invit-
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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-
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Complete details, call Deuce at (239)
693-1975.
All footers welcome. There will be
trophies, cash prize and free t-shirts.

L.P. Christian Fun Shoot
LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid
Christian School will be hosting its third
annual Fun Shoot Saturday, April 18, at
the Square One Sporting Clay Club.
Sponsorships are available, ranging
from individual shooting round and
lunch for $75, station sign for $100, four
shooters and lunch for $300, six shoot-
ers, lunch and sign for $500 or eight
shooters, lunches and banner for $1,000.
Lunch alone, which inlcudes prime
rib, jumbo shrimps, strawberry shortcake
and 'all the fixins,' is $25.
All levels receive one raffle ticket per
registered person, with additional raffle
tickets sold for prizes worth more than
$2,000.
For more information, call 414-2305.

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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.
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station for thirsty or hungry runners at
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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 Creqk 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
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Tough economic times have reduced
financial support for the Re,d Cross, but
disaster responses continue. Local home
fires remain the most common Red Cross
disaster response.
Between July 1, 2007, and June 30,
2008, the Red Cross assisted 37 families
affected by local disasters in Highlands
County almost all home fires. The local
Red Cross has helped another 14
Highlands County families since then;
You never know when an emergency
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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.

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.
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News-Sun Sunday, March 29, 2009


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Logan Smith makes perfect contact with this pitch for a sin-
gle up the middle Thursday night. Unfortunately, the
Dragon bats were predominantly quiet in the 2-1 loss to
visiting DeSoto, ending the team's four-game winning
streak-
Lake Placid hosts

Spring Break Tourney
Continued from 1C "We've been playing a lot
Stayton for what would turn better," Coomes said. "I'm
out to be the lone Lake Placid just mad with the loss
score of the evening, because it's a game we
They did threaten in the should have won."
fifth, with Dylan Callahan The Green Dragons will
and James Whitehead each have chances to rid them-
reaching with one out.
But a fly to right and a shot selves of the complacency as
back to the pitcher ended the they will host the three-day
proceedings. Bill Jarrett Spring Break
Another close call came in Tournament from Monday
the sixth when Barber through Wednesday with
launched a moon-shot toward Avon Park, Sebring,
left, only to have the cross- Clewiston, Frostproof and
wind hold it up to be caught First Academy of Orlando
just short of the fence. coming to town.


Odd call doesn't help Devils


Continued from 1C
stranding runners every time
after six solid hits.
"The kids are doing a
good job, and they are doing
what they need to, but we
still need to find that one
guy who wants to be at the
plate in a tough situation,"
Jackson said.
In the top of the seventh, a
weird call allowed an out of
sequence LaBelle batter to
hit twice without penalty.
Swinging out of turn,
Cowboy. Blake Broom got
on base with a solid drive in


the gap over second.
Colton Summerlin batted
next for the Cowboys, but
grounded out at first.
Broom was sent to second
on the next play because
Avon Park pitcher Buddy
Duke paused during the con-
fusion and it was ruled a
balk.
Red Devil coach Jackson
approached the home-plate
umpire, and that's where the
confusion began.
Somehow it was ruled that
Broom, who had made it to
second on the balk, would


'I need to
contact the state
about that one
and find out
what the rule
should be.'
MORT JACKSON
Avon Park head coach
be replaced by Summerlin,
who was out at first, and
Broom would bat a second


time in the inning.
"Yeah, I don't understand
how that call can happen,"
Jackson said. "They got to
not only keep the runner, but
allow a batter to hit twice. I
need to contact the state
about that one and find out
what the rule should be."
While awaiting the state's
reply, the Devils will play in
the Bill Jarrett Spring Break
Tournament in Lake Placid
this week, squaring off with
First Academy of Orlando
Monday at 1 p.m. to open up
the three-day event.


South Florida hitting home stretch


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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Chaz Abeln helps his own cause with an RBI single in the fourth, one of three he would
drive in on the day the same number of earned runs he gave up on the mound in
SFCC's 14-11 win Friday.


Continued from 1C
Cory Jensen, but then record-
ed the next two out on a
bouncer back at him and a
strikeout to salvage the game.
"We've been getting quali-
ty pitching most days," Hitt
said. "But not making a play
here, not making a play there,
we kept giving them life."
Something he hopes the
team can avoid as the season
enters the home" stretch
before the conference and
state tournaments.
"Hopefully we can correct
that over the next 12 games,"
he said.
The win pushed the
Panthers ahead of the Hawks,
for the moment, moving them
to 6-7 and into fourth place in
conference play with
Hillsborough dropping to 5-7.
SFCC traveled to Tampa
Saturday to face the Hawks
in the middle game of the
three-game series before they
get a visit from them Monday
at Panther Field.


Last Chance Ranch Run a great success for the kids


Special io the News-Sun
Sebring, The Florida Environmental
Institute, a program under Associated Marine
Institutes (AMI), teamed up with the Central
Florida Striders Running Club to raise aware-
ness and funds for troubled kids.
-The 3rd Annual Last Chance Ranch 10K
Run/Walk, held earlier this month at the
Highlands Hammock State Park, was a race to
the finish line raising about $3,000.


Midflorida Federal Credit Union sponsored
the event and 81 runners came to support the
Florida Environmental Institute race. All
proceeds went to the Last Chance Ranch in
Venus.
"We are grateful to the community for their
support and 100% of this fundraising directly
impacts the lives of these boys and helps
them turn their lives around to become pro-


ductive citizens. non-profit organization dedicated to helping.
SWe hope next year our achievement is even troubled youth develop, into responsible and
greater giving more kids the second chance productive citizens.
they deserve," says Chris MacNeil, Executive AMI's mission is to protect the public safe-
Director, Florida Environmental Institute. ty and positively impact as many youth as
Florida Environmental Institute is a possible through the efforts of a diverse and
Residential Program for 25 boys ages 15.to innovative staff.
18 years old. AMI works in partnership with youth agen-
Associated Marine Institutes (AMI) is a cies, local communities, and families.


Last Chance Ranch
10K Run results: Male Grand Master
Winner: (60+) Richard
Rucker 54:56


, Male Champion: Doug
Morton 35:10

Female Champion: Sarah
Brooker 48:22

Male Master Winner:
(40-59) Gary Ruhle 43:51 .


Female
(40-59)
51:05


Master Winner:
Peggy Suppell


Male Age Groups (Top
Three) -
(25-29) Trey Christy
46:33
(30-34) Bobby Respress
43:14, Bob Starrett 47:36
(35-39) Darryl Wirick
41:50, Josh Zahller 42:52
(40-44) Jose Ibanez
48:30
(45-49) Lawrence


Luepsclen 50:13, David


Taylor 5212
(50-54) Randy
47:50, Mike Martino
Frank Dalto 50:04
(55-59) Charlie
54:16, Steve Hanken


(60-64) Rod
59:52
(70-74) Har
58:31, Sam Stai


Grice
47:59,

Potter
58:38


Matthews


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rrett


Smith
67:54.


Female Age Groups (Top
Three) (25-29) Taccara
Mauldin 50:10, Allysun
Collar 56:50, Amy


Koornnett 57:26
(35-39) Kym Smoak
55:36, Monique Oxer 63:15
(40-44) Mandy Mason
52:47, Evelyn Perez 53:25,
Doreen Wilson 55:36
(55-59) Elena Febre
72:30.

Last Chance Ranch
5K Run results:

Top Ten Females Amaia
Unanue 28:18, Lois
Hotchkiss 29:13, Marian
Glide 29:25, Martie


Brooker 33:06, Gayle
Chapman 33:29, Brittany
Respress 33:54, Rachelle
Roman 35:06, Erin Gerchen
37:29, Melissa Chovance
37:44, Marsha May 38:20.

Top Ten Males Terry
Engle 21:40, Sunil Kumar
23:15, Anthony Quails
25:27, Fidel Roman 26:43,
Brandon Dandrow 27:27,
Walter Kohl 28:30, Mike
Kirsh 28:43, Ryan Smith
31:08, Bryan Kirsh 32:33,
Randy Gilde 34:08.


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Continued from 1C
grown up rooting for the
Big Ten, don't you think
I'd have faith in at least
one of their teams getting
to the final octet?,
Well, I picked two to get
to the Sweet 16 (Michigan
State made it, the afore-
mentioned Wisconsin did-
n't), but had them both
stopping there.
Didn't matter in
Wisconsin's case, since the
section is in shambles, but
my lack of faith in the
Spartans collapsed that side
of my Midwest bracket.


I don't feel too bad about
having had Memphis reach-
ing the weekend, since I
don't know if anyone could
have seen Missouri coming
on like they have.
But while certain parts of
my picks have been pitched
.and two of my final four
teams have struck out, I
actually do still have both
of the teams I picked for
the Final alive.
I have Louisville and
Oklahoma face each other,
.with Oklahoma winning a
68-62 contest you have to
pick a score as a tie-break-


yet
er.
So I do, as of noon
Saturday, have the very real
chance of vaulting past mil-
lions of people by the time
all is said and done.
Then again, by the
evening of the day you read
this, any chance I have
could be all said and done -
and the look on my face at
the top of this column will
seem cheery by compari-
son.
Dan Hoehne is the Sports
Editor of the News-Sun. He can
be reached at
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com.


Lady Streaks blow away

Booker Tornadoes


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
The Sebring softball team
got back to its' winning
ways Friday night, trounc-
ing Booker, 15-1, in
Sarasota though it was
interesting early.
"Haley (Pack) walked a
batter and gave up a double to
the next batter," head coach
Joe Sinness said. "It was 1-1
after the first inning."
But from there, Pack set-
Stled in, holding.,the Lady
Tornadoes hitless the rest of
the way.
The Lady Blue Streak
offense, meanwhile, used
, patience to draw walks, got
its' share of timely hits and
got one big blast as
Michelle- Bash went yard
with a three-run homer.
"Once we got going it
was the same story as the
last time we faced them,"
Sinness said. "And at one
point, like before, we had
the girls get picked off base
to hold the score down."
The team will' have the-


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Sebring hurler Haley Pack gave up a first-inning hit and
run, but held Booker hitless the. rest of the way in
Sebring's 15-1 win Friday night.
week off for spring break "Thiat's a big game for
and return to action with a us," Sinness said. "We'll
key district match-up at need that to keep the second
DeSoto Monday, April 6. seed in the district."


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,.
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-18-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM R. PEARSON A/K/A WILLIAM
PEARSON; THE UNKNOWN.SPOUSE OF
WILLIAM R. PEARSON A/K/A WILLIAM
PEARSON; DEBORAH M. PEARSON A/K/A
DEBORAH M. PERSON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEBORAH M. PEARSON A/K/A
DEBORAH M. PERSON; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN E
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: WILLIAM R. PEARSON A/K/A WILLIAM
PEARSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WIL-
LIAM R. PEARSON A/K/A WILLIAM PEAR-
SON; DEBORAH M. PEARSON A/K/A DEBOR-
AH M. PERSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DEBORAH M. PEARSON A/K/A DEBORAH
M. PERSON; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2; Whose residence is:
1115 BELLEVUE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
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-
Sney, 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:
LOTS 28 AND 29, BLOCK 190, WOOD-
LAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 96, AND IN TRANSCRIPT OF
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
1115 BELLEVUE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 13th day
of MARCH, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
" abilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate ih 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.
March 22, 29, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 08-566
IN.RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD WILLIAM POWELL,
a/k/a RICHARD W. POWELL, a/k/a
RICHARD POWELL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS' OR DE-
MANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of RICHARD WILLIAM POWELL,
a/k/a RICHARD W. POWELL, a/k/a RICHARD
POWELL, deceased, File Number PC 08-566;
by the Circuit Court for Highlands County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death
was January 22, 2008; that the total value of
the estate is $4,320.00 and.that the name and
address of those, to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
1/2 interest to WILLIAM J. POWELL
4026 S. Garland Road, Inid, OK 73703
1/2 Interest to MARK RICHARD POWELL
4908 S.W. Green Oaks Rd. Arlington TX76017
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and. persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is March 29, 2009.
Person Giving Notice:
WILLIAM J. POWELL
4026 S. Garland Rd.
Inid, OK 7,3703
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ.


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Florida Bar No. 308714 i
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
March 29; April 5,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT -
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001528
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES
2006-4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, ETAL
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
EDUARDO VAZQUEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
5435 NW 192ND LANE
MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33055
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, IF ANY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
5435 NW 192ND LANE
MIAMI GARDENS; FL 33055
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclo-
sure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 3, BLOCK 172, OF PLACID LAKES, A
REPLAT OF BLOCKS 115-116-169-171-172-
173 AND PORTIONS OF BLOCK 170 AND 175,
PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 98, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a 114 BARBARA AVE. NW, LAKE PLAC-
ID, FLORIDA 33852
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim
& Simowitz, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500,
Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA 33334 on or before
April 15, 2009, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this No-
tice in the THE NEWS-SUN' and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Adminis-
trative Order No.'2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disa-
bilities Act, If you are a person with a disabili-
ty who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to provisions of certain as-
sistance. Please contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, Phone No. (941)534-4690
within 2 working days of your receipt of this
notice or pleading; if you are hearing im-
paired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via
Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
this 13th day of March, 2009.


1050 **.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
March 22, 29, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: GC 09-331
HERBERT W. ADAMS, JR.,
Plaintiff(s)
vs.
SIMON SANTIAGO, ELLIE J. TUCKER
et ux, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF.ACTION
TO- Simon Santiago
1326 Mainsail Dr., #1113
Naples, FL 34114
Ellie J. Tucker
Address and Residence unknown
or if any of the aforesaid persons Is dead,
then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, lega-
tees or grantees; and any and all other per-
sons or parties claiming by, through, under or
against them; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status, if known, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendant(s)
or parties or claiming to have any right, title or
interest in and to the lands hereinafter descri-
bed as Defendant(s).
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Ac-
tion to foreclose a Mortgage for the following
described property in Highlands County, Flori-
da, to wit:
Lot 3 and Lot 4, TUCKER SUBDIVISION, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 13, Page 67, Public Records of High-'
lands County, Florida. Together with 1984 HY-
AT Mobile Home, Identification No. HH3067A
and HH3067B, Title No. 40647814 and
40647850.'
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney,
whose name and address is: David F. Lanier,
Esq., P.O.' Box 400, Avon Park, Florida
33826-0400, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or before
April 13, 2009, otherwise a judgment may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of .said
Court on March 4th, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
March 8,15, 22, 29, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-117
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALICE P. SMITH
a.k.a. ALICE SMITH
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ALICE
P. SMITH a.k.a. ALICE SMITH, deceased,
whose date of death was February 15, 2009,
and whose Social Security'Number is 088-22-


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8024, is pending In theit circuit Court for High-
lands County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which Is 590 S: Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is: MARCH 29, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
P.O. Box 400
-Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ David F. Lanier
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457
March 29; April 5, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO,: PC 08-556
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WOODIE CLIFFORD DAVIS
A/K/A CLIFFORD H. DAVIS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The formal ancillary administration of the
estate of WOODIE CLIFFORD DAVIS A/K/A
* CLIFFORD H. DAVIS, whose date of death was
oh March 1, 2008 is pending in the Circuit
Court. for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
. Division, File Number PC 08-556; the address
of which is 590 South Commerce Street,
Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
'All. creditors of the 'deedent and other
persons having' claims or demands against
decedent's estate including unmatured, con-
iingevl or uriliquiraled claims, and who have
been served a copy 'of this notice,, must file
their claims with this Court WITHINTHE LAT-
ER OF THREE (3) MONTHS 'AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST .PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE. DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, Including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this .court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: March 22, 2009.
David Freeman
Ancillary Personal Representative
455 Trout River Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
Robert J. Dikes, Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0089346
Watson, Dykes & Schloth, P.A'.
208 Ponte Vedra Park Drive, Suite 101
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
(904) 273-7009
March 22, 29, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. GC-06-887
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, II, INC.,
LFT 2005-04
Plaintiff,
-vs-
JOEY D. TODD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOEY D. TODD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #11; PRIME ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION; STATE & COUNTY
CONSTRUCTION & ROOFING OF FLORIDA,
INC.; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA;
KENNETH REHMS; BARBARA REHMS, and
any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, cred-
itors, and other unknown 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 6th day of April,
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. in the Jury As-
sembly Room in the basement of the High-
Slands County Courthouse located at 430
SSouth Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida,
offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the follow-
oing-described property situate in Highlands
County, Florida:
Lots 5344, 5345, and the Southwesterly
21 feet of Lot 5346, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT
NO. 17, according to the Map or Plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 10,-of the
Public Records of Highlands County, Florida,
said Southwesterly 21 feet of Lot 5346 more
particularly described as follows: Beginning
where the common line of Lots 5345 and
5346 Intersect Saginaw Road, Thence North-
easterly along Saginaw Road a distance of 21
feet, Thence Southeasterly and parallel to the
common line of Lots 5345 and 5346 to the
rear line of Lot 5346, Thence Southwesterly
along the rear of Lot 5346 a distance of 21
feet, Thence Northwesterly along the common
line of Lots 5345 and 5346 to the Point of Be-
ginning .
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in
Sa case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an interest
in the surplus, If any, resulting from the fore-
closure sale, other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of Court within


- 60 days after the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of
said Court this 6th day of March, 2009.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to partici-
pate In this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (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
March 22, 29, 2009


News-Sun Sunday, March 29, 2009


1050 *Lega
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-118
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EULAH MARIE SHOW
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of EULAH
MARIE SHOW, deceased, whose date of death
was March 10, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring,, Florida 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is March 29, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jewell Gray.
1850 Wonderlick Road'
Lima, OH 45805
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M. Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, 111, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
March 29; April 5, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001404
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MILTON FACEY; DAVID L. MARSH;
NORMA WILSON FACEY;
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
3rd day of March, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 28-2008-CA-001404, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, wherein CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at
11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of April, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 44, RIDGEWOOD ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, AT PAGE 27, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING 'AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE* LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTERTHE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 6th day of March, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
I Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6,052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
March 22, 29, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000917
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MABEL MANRESA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MABEL MANRESA A/K/A WILFELIPE
CONDOMI; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTSS. IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the
3rd day of March, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 28-2008-CA-000917, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, NA, Is the .Plaintiff and MABEL
MANRESA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MABEL
MANRESA A/K/A WILFELIPE CONDOM;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, are Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF
THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING
FL 33870, at 11:00. a.m. on the 6th day o1
April, 2009, the .following described property
as set forth In said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 13 AND LOT 14, IN BLOCK 7, OF OR-
ANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT NO. 7, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 26, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 6th day of March, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
March 22, 29, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10OTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. GC 07-991
NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS'
BANK
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
LISA ANN HYMAN-GOODRIDGE A/K/A
LISA A. HYMAN-GOODRIDGE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LISA ANN HYMAN-GOODRIDGE
A/K/A LISA A. HYMAN-GOODRIDGE, IF ANY;
RHONDA WINSOME HYMAN A/K/A RHONDA
W. HYMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RHONDA
WINSOME HYMAN A/K/A RHONDA W.
HYMAN, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL 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;
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 March 9, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
GC 07-991 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Ju-
dicial 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 9th day of April, 2009 the
following described property as set forth In
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
SEE ATTACHED LEGAL
OFFICIAL RECORDS
BK 1850 PG 1046
RECORDER'S MEMO: Legibility of Writing or
Printing Unsatisfactory in this Document
When Received.
PARCEL 52
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC-
TION 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30
EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12; THENCE
BEAR S0003'13" W, ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF SAID SECTION 12, FOR A DISTANCE OF
1424.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;'
THENCE CONTINUE SOO003'13"W, ALONG
SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 12, FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 561.22 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE
'BEAR S8910'08"W FOR A DISTANCE OF
1552.52 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR
NOO03'13"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 561.22
FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR
N8910'08"E FOR A. DISTANCE OF 1662.52
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 20.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS,
AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL
EASEMENTS, 'RESTRICTIONS, RESERVA-
TIONS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD.
TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENTS:
A 50.00 FEET PERPETUAL NON-EXCLUSIVE
EASEMENT FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY, INGRESS,
EGRESS AND REGRESS LYING IN SECTIONS
1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30
EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS THE WEST 50.00 FEET OF SAID SECTIONS
1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP.38 SOUTH, RANGE 30
EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,'FLORIDA;
AND:
BEING 70.00 FEET EASEMENTS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF INGRESS, EGRESS, UTILITIES,
AND DRAINAGE, LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND
12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST,
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEING THE EAST 70.00 FEET OF SEC-
TIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH,
RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
AND: '
LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH,
RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER
SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOW-
ING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE"
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID SECTION 1: THENCE BEAR
N0030'32" E, ALONG THE -WEST LINE OF
SAID SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF SAID
CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR
N8910'08"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 5288.00
FEET TO THEINTERESECTION WITH THE
EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, 'AND.THE
POINT OF TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE
OF EASEMENT;
AND:
LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP
38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET
ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID SECTION 1; -THENCE BEAR
NO30'32"E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET
TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N8910'O8"E
FOR A DISTANCE' OF 3058.61 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE
OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR THE FOLLOW-
ING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ALONG
SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT:
S0864'09"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 256.25
FEET TO A POINT:
S3934'01"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.50
FEET TO A POINT:
S2614'39"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.13
FEET TO A POINT:
S3309'48"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.84
FEET TO A POINT:
S54"34'35"W .FOR A DISTANCE OF 80.99
FEET TO A POINT:
S7250'41"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.22
FEET TO A POINT:
S8944'11"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 350.18
FEET TO A POINT;
S7606'10"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 241.98
FEET TO A POINT;
S1456'30"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 507.05
FEET TO A POINT;
S0622'66"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 287.70
FEET TO A POINT;
S2407'15"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.72
FEET TO A POINT;
S0012'05"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 252.14
FEET TO A POINT;
S2649'52"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 152.10
FEET TO A POINT;
S1010'09"W FOR A' DISTANCE OF 301.16
FEET TO A POINT;
S0750'51"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 123.85
FEET TO A POINT;
S3217'50"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.78
FEET TO A POINT;
N8426'356"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.66
FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A
CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAV-
ING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 186.68
FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3153'29", A
CHORD BEARING OF S6311'51"W AND A
CHORD DISTANCE OF 102.57 FEET; THENCE
BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC


LENGTH OF 102.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE
SOUTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELE-
MENTS A RADIUS OF .143.13 FEET, A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 69025'14", A CHORD BEAR-
ING OF 51232'29"N AND A CHORD DIS-
TANCE OF 163.01 FEET; THENCE BEAR
ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH
OF 173.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGEN-
CY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR
S2210'08"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 309.75
FEET TO A POINT;
S0854'56"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.18
FEET TO A POINT;
S08*05'57"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.17
FEET TO A POINT;
S3310'02"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.22
FEET TO A POINT;
S0212'00"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.15
FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A
CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST AND
HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF
138.87 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
7002'48", A CHORD BEARING OF


1050 Leg
53033'27" E, AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF
160.64 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID
CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 170.99
FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A
CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAV-
ING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 111.85
FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 54'55'11", A
CHORD BEARING OF N8157'04"E AND A
CHORD DISTANCE OF 120.09. FEET; THENCE
BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC
LENGTH OF 126.77 FEET TO A POINT OF RE-
VERSE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE
TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELE-
MENTS A RADIUS OF 136.53 FEET, A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 4945'36", A CHORD BEAR-
ING OF N7421'48"E AND A CHORD DIS-
TANCE OF 114.88 FEET; THENCE BEAR
ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH
OF 118.57 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGEN-
CY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR
S8045'26"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 260.64
FEET TO A POINT;
W8648'44"E FOR A DISTANCE OF.463.65
FEET TO A POINT;
W7018'62"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.64
FEET TO A POINT;
N5233'36"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.46
FEET TO A POINT;
N5117'36"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 131.00
FEET TO A POINT;


N1708'51"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 46.35
FEET TO A POINT;
W1444'47"N.FOR A DISTANCE OF 202.88
FEET TO A POINT;
N0240'47"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 137.08
FEET TO A POINT;
N0719'20"N FOR A DISTANCE OF 151.16
FEET TO A POINT;
W4511'52"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 51.02
FEET TO A POINT;
N8151'13"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 169.97
FEET TO A POINT;
S6300'58"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.12
FEET TO A POINT;
W8459'22"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 160.14
FEET TO A POINT;
W37'03'19"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 470.63
FEET TO A POINT;
S8107'26"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 712.86
FEET TO A POINT; 1
N6909'10"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 807.82
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST
LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, AND THE POINT,
OF TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF
EASEMENT
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 March, 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
07-09453(NCM)
March 29; April 5, 2009


-NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER DEVELOP-
MENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIP-
TION FOR A PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND NO-
TICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE is hereby given that the School Board
of Highlands County. s amending the job de-
scription for a Social Worker. The Board will
discuss/approve future plans to develop the
rule at a regular meeting of the Board on
Tuesday, April 23, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in the
Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building, 426- School Street,
Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected
person in writing),within 14 days of the date of
this notice, a rule development workshop will
be noticed in a local newspaper. The request
must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintend-
ent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870.
The purpose and effect of the proposed new
job description is to amend the minimum
qualifications and/or performance responsibil-
ities in the job description for a Physical
Therapist. A summary of the, proposed
amendment is as follows: The minimum quali-
fications for a Physical Therapist are: A Mas-
ter's Degree from an accredited educational
Institution as determined by the Florida De-
partment of Education; Licensed by the State
of Florida as a Physical Therapist; Physical
Requirements: Light Work: Exerting up to 20
pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10
pounds of force as -frequently as needed to
move objects; and Satisfactory clearance of a
criminal history, records check and drug
screening. Primary Performance Responsibil-
ities: 1. To provide an Individually planned
program of educationally relevant therapy for
students receiving Exceptional Student Educa-
tion Services. 2. To conduct functional as-
sessments In the classroom setting. 3: To
work effectively and collaboratively with other
educational team members in developing inte-
grated Individual Educational Plans for stu-
dents. 4. To participate and meet with Indi-
vidual Educational Plan (IEP) Team. 5. Main-
tain and prepare periodic records as required.
6. As an Itinerant school therapist, develop a
therapy schedule and manage time effectively.
7. Manage materials and equipment effective-
ly. 8. Assist in the preparation of annual de-
partmental budget. 9. Attend meetings and
workshops to enhance professional develop-
ment and continuing education when assigned
by the administrators of Exceptional Student
Education. 10. Maintain and prepare reports
needed for the Medicaid reimbursement pro-
gram. The specific legal authority includes Ar-
ticle IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State
of Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42,
Florida Statutes. The School District believes
that the proposed rule or amendment will
have no effect on small business. The School
District believes that the proposed rule or
amendment will not result in substantial In-
crease In costs or prices paid by consumers,
individual Industries or state or local govern-
ment agencies, and will not result In signifi-
cant adverse effects on competition, employ-
ment, investment, productivity, innovation or
international trade and/or alternative ap-
proaches to the regulatory objective either do
not exist and/or are precluded by law. The
cost to the School District of promulgating the
proposed rule or amendment is estimated to
be $200. The estimated annual cost of imple-
menting and enforcing the proposed rule or
amendment is $0. The text of the proposed
rule or amendment can be obtained at the Su-
perintendent's office, George Douglass Ad-
ministration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey),
426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
THE SCHOOL BOARD
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
BY: Wally Cox
Superintendent & ex officio secretary
March 29, 2009


1050 ls
NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION
START DATE: Monday. March 30, 2009 at 8:00 AM
END DATE: Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 11:00 PM
LOCATION: GOVDEALS.COM
Pursuant to Florida Statues and Sebring City Council
policies, the City of Sebring, Sebnng, Florida, has de-
clared various items as surplus property and have
therefore -authorized an Internet Auction to be con-
ducted for the purpose of disposing said property.
A list of surpluitems items & questions about the City's In-
ternet Auction process may be obtained from the City
of Sebring Purchasing Department 368 South Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 between the
hours of 8:30-4:30, calling 863-471-5100, or by
mailing ourchasina@mvsebrina.com.
Note: all property will be sold on as "as is" "where
is" basis. The City of Sebring reserves the right to add
or delete items from GovDeals' website at anytime
during the Internet bidding dates above.
Kirk Zimmerman
Purchasing Agent
City of Sebring, Florida
March 29; April 1, 3,2009


LEGAL NOTICE:.
This ad shall serve as legal notification of
channel changes effective on or around April
30, 2009, for Comcast Digital Cable's Saraso-
ta, Venice, Venice South, Cape Haze, Port
Charlotte, Sebring, Lake Placid, Wauchula,
Spring Lake, Lake Wales, Frostproof, Bartow
and Fort Meade channel lineups (Manatee,
Sarasota, Charlotte, Highlands, Polk and Har-
dee Counties).
MoviePlex, (channel 149) a Digital Starter
service, will become a Digital Classic service.
Lifetime Movie Channel, (channel 119) a
Digital Classic service, will become a Digital
Starter service.
A digital-ready television set and/or digital
equipment may be required to receive certain
digital channels or certain services. Services
not available in all areas, restrictions apply.
For information about all of our product offer-
ings, please visit www.comcast.com
March 29, 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-
lowing Annual Bid:
ITO 09-043 AGGREGATE MATERIALS FOR HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY ASPHALT PLANT
NIGP CODE: 750-00
ITB specifications, submittal procedures, and insur-
ance requirements can be obtained from the office of
Mr. Gerald (Jed) Secory, Director, Highlands County
General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, 33875-5803, 863-402-6523,
Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail:
asecary@hcbec.ora or Danielle Gilbert. Purchasilng
Anal sL863-402-6524, Fax: 6769, or by E-Mail:_dgni:
bert@hcboc.ora.
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number arid 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 2:110 P.M., Thursday, April 16, 2009, at which
time they will be opened. Bids received later than the
date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board
will nof 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 at-
tendance at the above bid opening.
Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply
to the award of this bid.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers reserves the right to i..:ri ,* rei.ri n,' or all
bids or any parts thereof, ,- iri, id. id .i, 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 Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
.of any Individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination 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 reasonable accommodation as pro-
vided 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.oro. Requests for CART or interpreter
services should be made at least 24 hours in advance
to permit coordination of the service.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
March 29;'April 5, 2009


HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
SECTION 00010
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. 09-044 CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER
PHASE 1 SITEWORK IMPROVEMENTS
PROJECT No. 08036 NIGP CODE: 909-76
Copies of the drawings, specifications, and other Con-
tract Documents are on file and available for public in-
spection at the office of the Engineer of Record
(EOR), Chastaln-Skillman, Inc., 363 U.S. Highway 27
South, Sebring, Florida 33870-2140, (863) 382-4160.
Copies of the drawings and specifications may be ob-
tained from the above location upon payment of
$50.00, including sales tax for each set. No partial
sets will be issued.
Specifications may also be reviewed, any questions
regarding this ITB, bid submittal procedures and in-
surance requirements can be clarified by the office of
Mr. Gerald (Jed) Secory, Director, Highlands County
General, Services/Purchasing Department, 4320
George Blvd., Sebring, 33875-5803, 863-402-6523,
Fax: 6735, or by E-Mail: asecor@hcbuc.oro or Dan-
ielle Gilbert, Purchasing Analyst, 863-402-6524, Fax:
6769, orby E-Mail: dnlIlberthchcc.oro.
A NON-MANDATORY Pre-BId meietin will be held at
10:00 A.M. ol Wednesday. Aeril 8th. 2009 in the
Engineering Conference Room, 505 South Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders
are encouraged attend this meeting. All (RFI) Re-
quests For Information must be-submitted by noon,
April 16th to the Engineer of Record.
Submill one I ll ololtal and three 131 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, April 23, 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 at-
tendance at either or both of the above meetings.
Highlands County Local 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 Cash-
ier's Check In an-amount of five percent (5%) of the
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:
This project Is described as Children's Advocacy Cen-
ter Phase I Sitework, and includes removing the
grass and filling an existing storm water retention
area for the future construction of an addition to the
Children's Advocacy Building described as Phase II.
Phase I also includes demolition of portions of the ex-
isting storm sewer system and parking lot, construc-
tion of a new parking lot with concrete curbs, sealing
and restriping a portion of the existing parking lot and
construction of a new 4" well and construction of the
irrigation system and landscaping described as Phase
I in the construction plans.
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 re-
serves 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-
ination policy involves every aspect 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@hcbcc.ora. 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
Website: www.hcbcc.ut
March 29: April 5, 2009


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1050 ,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT"
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-113
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REVELLE ROSE MARKET,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of REVEL-
LE ROSE MARKERT, deceased, whose date of
death was February 9, 2009, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is March 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Kathleen S. Lukasik
P.O. Box 7414
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M. Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, 111, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
March 22, 29, 2009


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST
HEARING NO. 1656
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC
HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS
COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 14th day
of April. 2009. beginning at 3:00 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible, in the County
Commissioners Board Room, Highlands
County Government Center Building, 600
South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to
consider a variance request to allow a 24.9
foot front yard setback Instead of the required
25 feet for an existing mobile home with cov-
ered area and a 7.1, a 7.3 and a 7.4 foot side
yard setback instead of the required 71/2 feet
for an existing mobile home and carport in or-
der to enclose the existing carport, within the
area described as follows: an approximate
5,000 square foot lot located in Fairmont Mo-
bile Estates on Georgia Street, the lot being lo-
cated at 2626 Georgia Street, Sebring, Florida
33872, and legally described as follows: Lot
423, Fairmont Mobile Estates, as recorded in
Plat Book 9, Page 12, of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida.
Any person or persons interested or affected
by this change are invited to attend this hear-
ing. You may submit comments In-writing to
the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervi-
sor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-
1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for
further information. Please reference the
above hearing number when calling or writing.
ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF AD-
JUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEET-
ING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED
'TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF
THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL
INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for In the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes
should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coor-
dinator at: 863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-
6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711,
or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for
CART or Interpreter services should be made
at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordi-
nation of the service.
ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING.
MR. JIM BROOKS, CHAIRMAN
March 29; April 3, 2009
HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
(HCBCC),
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS IRFP)
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), High-
lands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed
proposals in the County Purchasing Department for
the following services:
RFP 09-045 CONCESSION STAND RENTAL FOR
CONCESSION SERVICES:
HIGHLANDS COUNTY SPORTS COMPLEX (REFER-
ENCE RFP 08-045)
NIGP CODE: 961-15
Highlands County -Board of County Commissioners is
seeking firms or qualified individuals for Rental of
Concession Stand for Concession Services at our ex-
isting Sports Complex located at 216 Sheriff's Tower
Road; Sebring, FL 33870.
Determination of vendor qualifications for the above
will be through a selection process and will be based
on the vendor's proposal which is to be completed
and submitted in accordance with the RFP specifica-
tions. The contract, if awarded, shall incorporate the
RFP specifications and the vendor's proposal,
RFP with criteria, requirements, and scope of work
will be provided upon written request by contacting:
Director, Gerald (Jed) Secory, CPPO, Highlands
County General Services/Purchasing Department
4320 George Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875-5803
Phone: 863-402-6523; Fax: 863-402-6735; or by E-
Mail: asecorv@hcbccor or Danielle Pilbert, Pur-
chasing Analyst, 863-402-6524, Fax: 6769, or by E-
Mall: dollbert@hcbcc.oro.
Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked
with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number
and title "RPF 09-045 CONCESSION STAND RENTAL
FOR CONCESSION SERVICES: HIGHLANDS COUNTY
SPORTS COMPLEX (REFERENCE RFP 08-045)" so as
to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall
include t21 arlinals and two (21 conies of the pro-
posal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands
County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no
later than 2:60 P.M.. Thursday. Anril 30. 2110a at
which time they will be opened. Proposals received
later than the date and time. as specified will be reject-
ed. The Board will not be responsible for the late de-
liveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed,
delivered in person, by mail or any other type of deliv-
ery service.
One or more County Commissioners may be in at-
tendance at the proposal opening.
Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply
to the award of this bid.
The Highlands County Board of County Commission-
ers (HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and
the determination of this award, if an award is made,
will be based on the ranking of each vendor's propos-
al. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities
in the proposal.
The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands
County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discrim-
ination policy involves every aspect 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: lmlnor@htbcc.ore. 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
Website 2 Awphcbcc.nt
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There will be a Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at
3:00 P.M. at the Spring Lake Community Cen-
ter, 209 Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL
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March 29, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-1288
NADIA GINA PHILIP,
Petitioner,
and
FRANKLIN SALOMON,
Respondent.
Notice of Action
To: FRANKLIN SALOMON
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolu-
tion of marriage has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of writ-
ten defenses, if any, to: Nadia Gina Philip, Pe-
titioner, 4006 Ponce de Leon, Sebring, Florida
33872, on or before April 17, 2009, and file
the original with the Clerk of Court,' 430 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870,
either before service on Petitioner or Immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded In
the petition.
Dated: March 6, 2009
Robert Germaine
As Clerk of the Court
Sara Turnbull
as Deputy Clerk
March 115, 22, 29; April 5,2009


PUBLIC AUCTIC
FOR TOWING & STO
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 08-000676-GC
FIRST BANK, a Missouri state chartered -
bank, as successor by merger to COAST
BANK OF FLORIDA,.
Plaintiff, -
v.
JASON B. GRETHER, MELISSA
GRETHER, and UNKNOWN. TENANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure of
Plaintiff's Mortgage and Determination of Rea-
sonable Attorney's Fees entered In the above-
styled case, number 08-000676-GC in the Cir-
cuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, that- ,
Robert W. Germaine, Highlands County clerk,
will .sell the following property situated in
Highlands County, Florida, described as',.
Lot 41, Block 341, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, Unit 16, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4,
of the Public Records' of Highlands County,
Florida.
Together with all the improvements ,i.:~vr
hereafter erected on the property, and all
.easements, rights, appurtenances,, rents, roy-
alties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits,
water, water rights, and water stock, and all
fixtures now or hereafter attached to the prop-
erty, including replacements and additions
thereto.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the Main Floor Lobby of the High-
lands County Courthouse In Sebring, Florida
33870, at41:00 a.m. on April 3, 2009.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 6( DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated this 4th day of March, 2009:.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
March 22, 29, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER 08-1644-GCS
WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a Florida
banking corporation,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
RICHARD WILLIAMS and
DEBRA A. WILLIAMS,,
SDefendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
S Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
final decree of foreclosure entered in the
above-entitled cause In the Circuit Court of
Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Highlands County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
A portion of Lot 1, LAKE HUNTLEY ES-
TATES, according to the Plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 5, Page 100, of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows: Begin
.at the Northeast corner of Lot 1; thence South
01 degrees 31 minutes 00 seconds East,
along the West right of way line of Holmes
Avenue, a distance of 150.00 feet; thence
South 88' degrees 29 minutes 00 seconds
West, along the North right of way. line of Lake
Huntley Drive, a distance of 83.00 feet to a
point of curve to the left having a radius of
200.00 feet, a central angle of 04 degrees 52
minutes 13 seconds West, 17.00 feet; thence
West along said right of way line and an arc
distance of 17.00 feet; thence North 01 degree
30 minutes 38 seconds West, a distance of
153.37 feet to a point lying on the North line
of Lot 1; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes
00 seconds East, along said North line, a dis-
tance of 100 feet to the POINT OF'BEGIN-
NING.
STREET ADDRESS: 97 Lake Huntley
Drive, Lake Placid, Florida 33852
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, in the Jury Assembly .Room inr
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with Sec-
tion 45.031, Florida Statutes (2004), at 11:00
a.m., on the 6th day of April, 2009.
NOTICE: Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
SIGNED this 10Oth day of March, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE-CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
March 22, 29, 2009


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the con-
tents of the following storage units located at
Bayview Self Storage, 2609 Bayview Street,
Sebring, FL 33870 on Thursday April 23,
2009 at 1:00 P.M.
Unit # Tenant Name
A027 JONATHAN A. LIM
E302 BRIELLE ENTERPRISES
A046 ANTHONY PINE
J734 SHEVAN WALKER
G482 COLLETTE PALMER
D247 DONNA MCMANUS
E338 KATHY STACK
F396 ETHEL HARRIS
G456 ETHEL HARRIS
Contents of all storage units consist of house-
hold goods unless otherwise stated. Sale be-
ing made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash pay-
ment. Contents to be removed within 24
hours.
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specifications.

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1900 sq ft, 10'X14' shed, quick walls with-
stand 150 mi/hr winds; double pane windows,
front porch, screened back porch/patio, bay
window, fireplace, tile/hardwood/carpet, S.S.
appl's, granite counters, hot tub, alarm sys,
well irrig., front pavers. $225 obo. By appt.,
call 407-973-1532.

412O Q Villas & Condos
4120 For Sale
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,
THE TERRACES CONDOMINIUM
1655 Lakeview Dr., Unit 8105, Lakefront
Condo, 2BR/2BA 1200SF, completely rebuilt
to original condition, all appliances. Certified
appraisal, $183K, Mail inquiries to: 5229
Northcrest Village Dr., Clarkston, MI. 48346
4160 C commercial Property

LAKE PLACID Ground Floor
Efficiency Condo Unit, on Lake Clay.
$62,800.
Call 773-868-6666
SEBRING 6-UNIT APT Complex w/over 100 ft
of Dinner Lake frontage. $300,000.
LAKE PLACID 4-Unit APT Building w/ over
100 ft Lake Huntley frontage. $250,000.
For more information call 773-868-6666.
4 170 Lakefront Property
7O For Sale
AVON PARK HISTORIC LAKE BYRD
lOOft 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 Lo forle
Big Beautiful AZ lots near Tucson.
$0 Down $0 Interest. Starting $129/mth.
Guaranteed Financing. No Credit Checks.
Pre-recorded Message (800) 631-8164
mention code NANI.








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5000
Mobile Homes.

O050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale
FROSTPROOF NEW 16x55 Homes of Merit,
2BR, 2BA, furnished, full-length carport, land-
scaped, lawn Irrigation, CHA, 55+ Park. '
$2,340 annual lot lease. Lot size 75x100. Golf
Cart & 1st year's lease FREE.$59,500. Whid-
den MHP. 863-635-4302.
Lake Placid Why Rent?? Nice 55 + park.
1 1/2BR, 1 BA, large Florida room, new floors
& carpet. Ready to move in. Priced right
$17,500. See at Paradise Mobile Village,
11 Horseshoe Ln.
RE-HABED LAKEFRONT UNITS
SEBRING: 1BR, 1BA in 55+ Community.
Beautiful white sand beach, boat dock, club-
house. $302.50 per month. 813-716-1683.
SEBRING Wood Haven Est's: UPDATED
2BR, 1BA, 2-car/carport w/ Pool, Clubhouse &
Activities. Incl's FL Rm, Hurricane Shutters,
Appl's, Partially Furn. Too Many Extras to
Listl! Coldwell Banker, Bev, 863-464-0854.
SEBRING 4BR, 2BA Double wide on own land.
' 1,672 sq ft. New floors thru-out, laminant/
carpet in BR's. Deck on side, fenced back
yard, 8'x20 shed. SEE TO APPRECIATEl
$78,000. 863-381-6677.
SEBRING REFURBISHED Mobile Home in
Francis I, a55+ MHP. Furn,1BR,.1BA, Large
FL room, Carport, Shed, Newer apple's, W/D.
Lot rent, $340 month. $9,000 or.best offer.
Wilf consider renting. Call 863-471-0474. ,
SELECTION of 1& 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-.
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot.rent incl.,
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call-for more info.
orto see units. No pets please..
Call (863) 385-7034
5150 Mobile Homes
1 I JFor Rent
RENT TO OWN
SEBRING Late model, single/DW, 2 and 3 BR
mobile homes. Owner financing, low down
payment, low lot rent, no credit needed. Quiet
neighborhood. Please call 863-385-0417.
SEBRING AREA-Furnished starting
@ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR available.
Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.

6000

Rentals

6050 Duplexes for Rent
1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2BRI1BA no Deis ru has Walk lo shopping.
1550/,TO tI". ii & $500 sec uirv
Call 863-465-0075.
AVON PARK 2BR, 2BA. garage., orcr, ncl's
appliances t W/D & lawn service $675 per
monfn Can provide cable, waler & electric lor
aadinonal $190 monirr Avadlable May IlE
Please call 863-.453-4134 leave message.
Duple' Lease 2,2,1 1302S nioiier Rd Setr-
ing. All appliances, no pets. Lawn mainte-
nance included. $650. a month.-First, + securi-'
ty. Call 863-452-0996 for appt.
PLACID LAKES (2 Units) 2BR,'2BA.
immaculate' Furnished. CHA I new
carpet/tile & paint. W/D. 1 w/carport.
Near Golf/Fishing. Short-term, Yearly.
-863-699-0045.
SEBRING NEAR MALL. 2BR, 1 BA, Carport.
TOTAL UPDATE! Inside UtiliTy Room
all Appliances Annual Lease 1sl monin
Stcunry $550 movirn
Call Chalfene 863-414.7279
6200 Unfurnished
6200 Apartments
1 AND 2 BEDROOM GARDEN APARTMENTS
Rental Assistance Available
Sunset Apardments
Mon., Wed. and Fri.
9 am to 2 pm, (772) 770-3014
HUD Vouchers Accepted,
Foreclosures welcome.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY


AVON PARK studio with balcony
overlooking Lake Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E: Main St.
863-453-8598.
AVON PARK Great for one person, Small Effi-
clency, all utilities furnished. $475 mo. No .
pets. 863-453-4591 or 352T-55-4544. ,
DINNERLAKE area, Sebring 1 & 2
bedroom apartments. $495 $600/mo
Includes water, large rooms, tresn
paint & tile 'loors Call Gary Jonnson
S863-381-1861.
FREE RENT special Ig clean quiet 1/1,
includes cable, no dogs. 863-385-1999.
LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio
NE W refrig, stove; washer/dryer.WSG incl.
Pets OK, quiet friendly Avonrt Park Communty
Call 386-503-8953
RE-HABED LAKEFRONT UNITS
SEBRING 1 BR, 1 BAin 55+ Community.
SBeautiful white sand beach, boat dock, club-
house. $302.50 per month; 813-716-1683.
SEBRING
Efficiency $350/mo. + $150 sec.,
includes utilities. 1525 Penny Ave.
Call 772-626-6238.
SEBRING NEW, SPACIOUS 3BR, 2BA, 2CG,
off Parkway, all apple's, carpet/tile throughout, '
pool, lawn care, cable, CHA, ceiling fans, lots
of storage, scrn porch. Sm pet OK. $900 m6.
Looking for good tenants. 863-382-2419

6300 Unfumrnished Houses


(2) 2BR/1 BA homes recently
remodeled. New carpet & paint.
$400/mo, 1st, last & sec.
Call 863-991-5159.
LAKE PLACID Leisure Lakes, cozy 2/1, screen
porch, Carport, remodeled, $450 mo., 1st, last
+1 month security, 863-465-3959
LP For Rent- 1, 2& 3 bedroom
apts. & houses available in Lake
Placid. Please call Compton Realty
for a list at 863-465-4158.
SEBRING
(1) Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2BA,
4221 Elson Ave, $700/mo + $600 sec.
(2) 2BR, 1 BA, 1CG, 3437 Sparta Circle, $650
mo/ + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING MUST SEEI 3BR, 2BA, 1CG,
Sebring Ridge area, nice neighborhood.
'.$800/ mo + $800 security deposit.
863-402-0400 or 863-414-0842.


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6300 Unfurnished Houses 7300


SEBRING 2BR, 1BA with carport, clean, up-
dated, wood floors, indoor washer & dryer,
great area, big yard, small pets OK $650
flexible security. For pictures visit:
SebringRentalHomes.com 954-907-2246.
SEBRING 3BR possiblee 4BR), 1BA LARGE
fenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area,
Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr., $700 mo.
+ 1st & Sec. No Pets. 863-446-1861.
SEBRING AREA 3BR /2BA,-$500/mo.;
3BR/1BA, front porch, CHA, $600/mo.;
2BR/1 BA, $450/mo.; 1 BR/1 BA apt,
$350/mo, water & lawn care incl.
CALL 863-655-3504
SEBRING HILLS Totally Updated! Georgeous
Kitchen! Must See! 3BR, 2BA, 1CG, Family
Room, fenced yard, annual lease. 1st month,
security dep., $850 month.
Call 863-414-7279.
SEBRING- Large 3BR/2BA home overlooking
lake, beautiful view, fishing dock, swimming
pool, new appliances, citrus trees, large back-
yard. $1100/rrio. For more info. concerning
rental terms call 863-446-1861
6320 Seasonal Property

SEBRING 1BR, iBA FURNISHED
1 or 2 people only. $450/mo. +
electric & sec dep. Background.
check req. NO Pets. 863-382-8658.

6350 Cottages for Rent_
LAKE PLACID LAKE HOUSE on beautiful Lake
Placid Unfurn 2BR 1 5BA: all new appliances
included Reduced I' 5750',imo. +1st & secur-
iry For iTmOr., Iniorminaoj or 10 schedule an
appinliTieil i0 view. .31ll 561-313-0574.

6450 Roommates Wanted
MOBILE HOME TO SHARE Very Clean. I am a
45 yr. old woman, $300 mo. plus 1/2 electric,
share kitchen & bathroom, no pets, non-
smoker, huge screened-in backjporch, off
Lake Francis, in nice neighborhood, will con-
sider temporary arrangement. 863-260-0577
SBusiness & Offices
60 0 For Rent
Downtown Sebring -1 Month Free Rentl!
Limited time offer! Office space as low as
$249/mo. plus tax. 200-1400sf available. A/C,
electric included. Full sized elevator, access to
conference room. Low cost DSL available.
863-385-1705 www.hainzcenter.com

7000
Merchandise

7 1 4 0 Computers & Supplies
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops
BAD or No Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours Now 1-800-640-0656

Laptop computer Compaq Windows/XP,
loaded. $300. Call 863-414-1738.

71 80 Furniture
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-29. Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes& across from
Home Depot

CONSIGNMENTS ON SALE
MATTRESS SETS: Twin size, $135;
Full size, $165; Queen size, $195:'
Recliner, $50;'Leather adjustable
Recliner, $$295; Beautiful Sectional,
$395; 3-Pc.End Table set, $95; 5-Pc
Bedroom set, $295; Rattan Bedroom
set, $295; Queen size Bedroom set,
$295: Oueen Sleeper, $95; China/
luich. $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.
S -These and many more
Consignments on Sale!
West Coast Furniture
5535 US Hwy 27, South
Sebring, FL 33870
863-382-7666

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

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


7300 Miscellaneous
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As seen on TV. Injury Lawsuit Dragging?
Need $500-$500,000++ within 24/hrs after
approval? Compare our lower rates.
CALL NOW 1-866-386-3692
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Programming starting under $20 per month,
HDTV programming under $10 per month and
FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers.
CALL NOW 1-800-799-4935
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing.Available. CALL
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888) 349-5387


Miscellaneous


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, 'Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified.
Call 800-510-0784
www.CenturaOnline.Com


DIRECT FREE 4 Room SystemI
265+ Channels! Starts $29.991
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HDI No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers!
1-800-973-9044
FREE DIRECT 4 Room System!
265+ Channels! Start $29.991
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers! 1-800-620-0058
GIGANTIC 72"x 100" MIRRORS.
(15) Sheets, $165/eachi. New, perfect
condition. Free delivery (one or all).
Installation available. Also, 48"x100"
(8) $115/each. Wholesale Liquidators
1-800-473-0619
MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC
NASA VISCO MATTRESSES
WHOLESALE! T-$299 F-$349 Q-$399
K-$499 ADJUSTABLE $799
FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY
90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP
1-800-287-5337 .
NWWW.MATTRESSDR.COM
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-* ,

73 1 0 Bargain Buys
4-DOOR BI-FOLD set 48"x80O5/8", wood, still
In box, Have 2 sets, $100 for both, 863-655-
2727
ART TABLE, professional, adjustable;, $50,
863-214-1965
BIKE (2) 20", 1 New Huffy Boys; Used Girls;
$50 for both. 863-402-2285.
BRASS BED FRAME. Beautiful. $150 obo.
863-382-4470.
CLOTHES Bag of assorted ladies clothes,
clean and very good condition, Sizes 8-12,
$15.00, Buyer collects, 863-873-2040


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7320 Garage & Yard Sales 8400 RecreationalVehicles


73 1 0 Bargain Buys
COUCH Large, good condition, $20; WIG.
Blonde, $10, paid $100, 863-385-2334
DINETTE SET w/6 chairs & leaf, good
condition; $100; TV 13", $50 Call 453-4768
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER NEW has bottom
lock doors, $75, 863-214-1965
EZGO 3-wheel golf cart with almost new bat-
teries, $400, 270-945-3195
HEAVY DUTY drive on auto ramps, foldable, 7
ft. $75, 863-214-1965
KUBOTA 42" riding lawn mower, hydrostatic,
excellent condition, $500, 863-214-4845
LADIES TARTAN (Plaid) skirts, one size 8,
others size 10/12, $15.00, Buyer collects,
863-873-2040
LEXMARK 420 Series all-in-one printer, cop-
ier, telephone, fax does not work, full ink car-
tridges, $15.00, 863-873-2040, Buyer collects
NAILS, 4-6-12-16, finish, cut, galvanized,
common about 500, $50, 863-441-418
NINTENDO XBOX 360 Arcade almost new in
box, 2 remote controls, Live Gold Card, $199,
863-465-5044 or 863-243-9514
PILATES workout bench w/pulley straps, in-
struction tape included, good condition, Buyer
collects as Is, $150.00, 863-873-2040
QUILT -Handmade queen size, beautiful col-
ors and design, clean, $85, 863-655-2727
ROWING MACHINE Excellent condition. $50.
863-382-4470. .
SCOOTER, ELECTRIC, Pride Sundancer, bur-
gundy, batteries & basket, excellent condition,
$500, Buyer collects as is 863-873-2040,
STERLING SILVER jewelry, lots to choose
from $20, 863-214-1965.
TV 20" APEX. Works good. $50. Please call
863-385-3342
WALKER, aluminum, excellent condition.
folds, wheels on front, $40. 863-655-2456.
WEIGHT BENCH: Brand new. Adjustable in-
cline, flat, decline, with leg attachment, paid
$250, sell;$75.'Call Dave, 863-382-9622.


9450 Automotive for Sale
1997 VW Cabrio convertible, 4 cyl., 5 speed
manual, full power package, 6 CD auto
changer, 59,000 miles. Great condition.
$5,000. Call 863-471-6643.





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have an official
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charge. Charging unit inc
and easily fits in back of
needed. $850, financing
863-382-0329.


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7320 Garage & Yard Sales 8050
AVON PARK-2237 W. Snell Rd, in AVON 8050


PARK ESTATE, off Hwy 64, Fri-Sun, Apr. 3,
4,& 5, 8 am 2 pm. Stereos, Homemade Af-
gans, Clothes, Etc. GREAT PRICES! .


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1995 SYLVAN boat, fibe
Evinrude motor, rocket
included, 863-655-0557



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and be free of in-
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AVON PARK 31 E. Charles St, Fri-Sat, Mar.
27th & 28h, 8 am ? Corner Computer Desk,
Dishes, Misc.
SEBRING Friday & Saturday, April 3rd & 4th,
4315 Sebring Ave. 8am-2pm, books, dvd's,
sewing machine and table, playpen, lots of
great things! Rain or Shine!
SEBRING 309 Lark Terrace, off Thunderbird
Rd, Sat, Mar. 28th, 7 am ? Furniture, House-
hold Items, Lawn Equipment, & LOTS OF
MISC. COME CHECK IT OUT!!

7340 Wanted to Buy
WANTED TO BUY OLDER, RELIABLE WORK
VAN.Reasonably priced. 863-382-4470
WANTED TO BUY OLDER, RELIABLE WORK
VAN.Reasonably priced. 863-382-4470

7520 Pets & Supplies


1986 WINNEBEGO TRAVELMASTER, 26 ft,
460 CID, interior updated / fully stocked.
'$5,600 OBO. Call 863-273-9152.

9000
Transportation

9100 Motorcycles & ATVs
YAMAHA 2007 V STAR 1100 SILVERADO
low mileage, all chrome, Illness forces sale.
NADA $7885; asking, $6500 obo.
863-441-3180.

9200 Trucks
MAZDA
2003 Doub!e Cab
23,866 miles, black, excellent condition.
I5, 5n 6 R3-465-1n25.


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5FT X 12FT utility trailer
with rear ramp. $1,000.
Call 863-655-2727

9400 Automotive Wanted
DONATE A CAR HELP CHILDREN
FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing.
Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax
Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation 1-800-578-0408


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Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free
Towing. Tax Deductible. Children's Cancer
Fund of America, Inc. www.ccfoa.org
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