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Protest rally, candlelight
vigil planned in Avon Park

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Photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Ruth Handley was honored by
the United Way Thursday as
Citizen of 2008.


Man who

robbed AP

bank still

on the loose
By TREY CHRISTY
trev.chrisryv@ne iiiio.coni ,
AVON PARK The man who
robbed the Heartland National Bank
and made off with an undisclosed
amount of cash TuesdaN remains at
large.,
All the Avon Park Police Department
has are the note he slipped the bank
teller just before 12-30 p.m. at the 800.
W. Main St.
branch and a shirt
recovered up the
road 15 minutes
after the accident.
The note asked
for specific things.
including certain
denominations,
said Avon Park
Police Department
Chiaf Nlanthe\\
Courtesy photo hif tt
A surveillance Doughney.
camera image of "He had a pre-
the suspect. written note
very specific in
what lie wants,'' he said. "It was threat-
ening."
Doughney wouldn't say if the man
said he had a weapon or sho\oed onu to
the teller, just that the note itself was
threatening.
"It laid out exactly what he wanted
and how he \'%anted things to go,"
Doughney said.
APPD officials are not sure if the'
man was a local resident or from out of
Continued on page 3A


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
clhrintophlir.'tiilL('@news in con ,
SEBRING Ruth Handle.\ was
named Citizen of the Year and Bill.
Benton was named Volunteer of the
Year at the United Way's annual break-
fast Thursday morning.
Handley was honored for her work in
education, as an advocate for the chil-
dren of Highlands County, and as a
woman of firsts.
'She was the first English teacher
hired onto the staft of the fledgling
Southk Florida Community College,
designed its English department and set
up its library.


S(Handley) has an
unending desire to make
the community better.'

: STEVE COLTHARP
on a video about Ruth Handley
In 1984 she was the first woman to
be elected as a school superintendent in
Florida, serving for eight years.
She and Doris Gentry were the first
recipients of the Judge Clifton M. Kelly
Champion for Children Award.
Throughout she was a classroom
teacher, raised five children and helped


By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
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AVON PARK At 7 a.m. Palm Sunday. Georgia
Jone. w\as on the road to Tampa u nth fellow volun-
teer, from the Se\enlth-Da\ Ad\entist Chuich's
Community Ser\ices Center
The\ were headed to America's Second Harvest of
Tampa BaN. the majoi food bank for the area.
The food bank is one of the pro\ riders for the
SDA's food pantr) at the community center. The
pantr\, in its.turn, supplies free food directly to quali-
fied residents in Highlands Count
Jones directs the church's complex at 1403 W.
Avon Blvd. It is a collection of converted homes and
one metal building designed to house a clothing thrift
store.


her husband in the office of his large
animal veterinary practice.
"(Handley) has an unending desire to
make the community better," said Steve
Coltharp, speaking in a video made
especially for the occasion.
"She's the best listener I've ever met.
People like her are invaluable."
Wally Cox, superintendent of
schools, described her as a friend and a
mentor. "The main thing she brought is
how important education is for our chil-
dren. She is a true.child advocate:"
Handley's heart and sense of humor
Continued on page 8A


Su want
people to
know what we
do with our
money.

GEORGIA JONES
church community
center director


"I %want people to know
\what we do with our moneN."
she said. "We're spending it
on the community. making it
a better place."
The SDA complex provides
a wide range of used goods at
prices people of limited
means can afford. It pro% ides
other services too.
There is the clothing cen-
ter, where sections are clearly


marked, and items tagged and color coded. It sells
everything from linens to shoes, featuring heavy
clothing in the winter and lightweight in the summer
Continued on page 3A


'Tea parties' draw young and old to protest


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge'@nesifs'tin.com,
AVON PARK Local
residents, fed up 'ith the
current, economy, joined
millions across the country
on Wednesday morning in
protesting the way the gov-
ernment is spending taxpay-
er dollars.
Coined, "The Taxpay.ers
Tea Party", many first-time
protesters braved the scat-
tered showers and waved
flags and touted signs all
over Highlands County to
show- their disagreement
with the current state of the
nation.. ,.
While most rushed to get
to work or to get their
returns in the mail, those
holding signs protested
taxes and the $10 trillion
national debt.


"I'm tired of the govern-
ment giving our tax dollars
to private industry," said
local businessman and Avon
Park City Council member
George Hall.
Hall owns a couple of
businesses in Sebring and
Avon Park, including Papa
John's Pizza, which is offer-
ing "tax day specials."
"In business, you sink or
swim on your o,wn merits.
Not wait for a bailout," Hall
added
Hall and several others
from all political parties and
various activist groups were
united in getting the word
out that the American public
is not taking much more of
pork barrel spending.
"I have waived the flag
before, but ever held a sign.
I heard about it and decided


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Paul Sullivan joins Virgil McInvale, co-owner of Big-T-Tire
in'Avon Park on Wednesday to protest pork spending and
taxes.


to join in. It's getting ridicu-
lous," Hall said.
Out on the street across
from Hall were other pro-
testers from all walks of life,


including a small but moti-
vated group called "The
Grass Roots Grandmas."

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gardens
By ED BLDRIDGE
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SEBRING Jim.
McCollum, a board member'.
of the Sebring Community
Development Agency,
pitched the idea to bring
community gardens to the
downtown.
At the meeting on Monday
night, McCollum suggested
there are several areas where
gardens could be planted and
shared by residents.
"It is a good idea to teach
the younger crowd that
squash does not come from
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Avon Park


activists still


seeking justice

Rally for Diaz, vigil for

baby set for Saturday
By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Activists in Avon Park are
planning a rally and a candlelight vigil to show
their concern for the justice system in Highlands
County.
"Some concerned people of the community
are gathering for a peaceful rally starting at 7
p.m. Saturday for justice for Michael Diaz fol-
lowed by a candlelight prayer vigil at 8 p.m. for
the 20-month-old baby girl still fighting for her
life from injuries sustained by Officer James
Parker. We have named this precious little angel
'Hope'," wrote activist Patricia Austin in an e-
mail to the News-Sun.
James Hilton Parker III, an Avon Park police
officer, was charged with felony aggravated
child abuse of a baby.earlier this month.
According to a news release from the
Highlands County Sheriff's Office, Parker com-
mitted an act of domestic violence by "know-
ingly, willfully, and intentionally causing great
bodily harm to (the) victim who
was in the sole company of sub-
ject James H. Parker at the time
she suffered extremely severe
injuries."
Parker served on the Avon
Park Police Department since
2006 and worked for the
Michael Diaz department for about 20
months between 2002 and
2004.
He is currently on emergency
administrative leave without
pay pending further investiga-
tion of the incident and is in the
Highlands County Jail.
Parker also was involved in a
Parker 2008 New Year's Eve ruckus
case involving Pete and Sue
Diaz, who Parker accused of battery. A jury
recently cleared them of battery charges against
Parker.
Although the Avon Park couple was found not
guilty, Michael Diaz, their 20-year-old son, was
sentenced Feb. 4 to five years in prison after
pleading no contest to the same charges, and is
now serving time in Orlando.
Parker was also arrested in June 26, 2004 on
a misdemeanor domestic violence charge
S involving his former wife. He entered into a
diversion program and the States Attorney's
Office eventually deferred prosecution when his
ex-wife withdrew charges.
Parker, then 27, was reinstated in late July
2004 after completing a two-day suspension
without pay.
According to a public record, a deferred pros-
ecution agreement was signed in lieu of Parker
attending an anger management program for 12
weeks. All criminal charges were dismissed
after he successfully completed the class.
According to Austin's e-mail, "there will be
speakers on behalf of Michael Diaz ... and spe-
cial prayers and encouragement for Baby
Hope's recovery."
"There are still questions. All the warning
signs were there concerning Parker. Why wdre
they ignored?" Austin asked.
Parker's next court appearance is scheduled
for April 27.


News-Sun Friday, April 17, 2009


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Volunteer Russ Danser and Parks and Recreation Director Vicki Pontius listen to comments from
the Lake Denton Committee last Tuesday during a meeting on the shores of the lake. Danser
have volunteered to help write a management plan for the lake.

Lake Denton committee moving

forward with management plan


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Members of
the Lake Denton Committee
voted to extend boat ramp's
closing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
and consented to allow volun-
teer Russ Danser to draft a man-
agement plan for the lake.
Meeting on the lake shore
itself, the committee heard
information from Danser, who
said he would "assist the group
with a management plan, based
on his many years of experience
in parks, preserving natural
resources, and working with
state aquatic preserves."
According to Highlands
County Parks and Recreation
Director Vicki Pontius, Danser-
has over 30 years experience
working with the state's parks
systems, and she felt confident
that a comprehensive plan could
appear sometime within the next


90 days.
"I think we are making some
progress," Pontius said.
"There are a lot of issues that
we have been bantering around
in our meetings, and this will
put them on paper and give us a
plan to work from," Pontius
said.
The voting to extend the
hours met with some disagree-
ment. Local residents told the
committee they thought that
extending the hours was a bad
idea, but Phil Elders, who is part
of the Lake Denton Baptist
Camp, informed the committee
that there were few problems
except for boaters getting
locked in after 4 p.m.
"I think extending the hours
here in the summer is a good
thing. It gives people a little
more time on the lake," Elders
said.
Since the ramp has been


closed to divers and swimmers,
Elders stated that the Baptist
Camp, located next door, has
seen an increase in diver activi-
ty.
"We have convenient parking,
and we charge just $10 per
diver. The money goes towards
helping kids attend camp. I
think it works out well for
everyone," Elders said.
Pontius stated that the plan
could be reviewed and possibly
ready for the county commis-
sion to adopt as soon as July of
this year.
"I think we are moving for-
ward, but just because we adopt
a management does not mean
we will no longer need a com-
mittee. The issues here are sort
of a moving target, and although
we won't need to-meet as often,
we will still need to meet,"
Pontius said.


Special to the News-Su4
SEBRING Unity Life:Enrichment
Centre will open its doors for a new com-
munity-wide venue from 7-9 p.m. Friday,
May 8, that will provide a place for people
to share their talents. If you are a singer,
poet, musician, musical group or
band, organizers invite you to pre-register
for "Open Mic Night."
Lead organizer Diane Metzelaars
said, "I have traveled all over this country
and throughout Canada and have found
'Open Mic Nights' to be a great way for
local talent to share their gifts and a won-
derful place for communities to gather in a
positive supportive atmosphere. I think in
this day and age, it is important to encour-
age the performing arts.
"With cutbacks in our school systems for


think in this day and age,
it is important to encourage
the performing arts.'

DIANE METZELAARS
event organizer

the arts, and the limited numbers of estab-
lishments that offer live entertainment at an
affordable price in our community, I
believe hosting a 'Open Mic Night' is a
grand enterprise. The Enrichment Centre
has graciously offered their facility to host
these events which we plan to hold month-
ly. The Centre has state-of-the-art audio
quality and will provide microphones for
the performers. The interior design is not
only elegant but beautiful and is perfect for


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Volunteers

needed for

Earth Day

project
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING From 8:30-11
a.m. Wednesday, the
Highlands Soil and Water
Conservation District will
host an Earth Day celebratiorl
at the Lake Jackson Shoreline
Restoration Area.
Combining Earth Day with
National Volunteer Week, the
Highlands Soil and Watei
Conservation District staff
has decided to ask county cit-
Sizens to be volunteers and
help finalize the Lake Jackson
Shoreline Restoration Project.
The soil in the area is very
organic and nutrient rich.
Since the current drought con-
dition has resulted in receding
lake water levels, native plant
installation should prove fair-
ly easy. Approximately 1,000
stems of cordgrass have been
purchased and must be plant-
ed in the restoration area.
Officials are hoping that, with
the help of valued citizens and
those involved in the project,
these plants will get in the
ground on Earth Day.
It won't be a typical Earth
Day celebration with bal-
loons, food and activities. To
help out and be part of making
Highlands County beautiful
and healthy, show up at the
project site around 8:30 or 9
a.m. Wednesday. Bring post
hole diggers, garden shovels
or any other digging tools
from around the house. Some
Work gloves will be available.
Sonny's management has
graciously allowed the use of
their parking lot until 11:30
a.m. Park at Sonny's and walk
across the street to the presen-
tation area. Please use caution
crossing U.S. 27.
For more information call
the office at 402-6545.


an event such as this."
"Open Mic Night" is open to performers
of all ages on a first-come, first-served pre-
registration basis. Only pre-registered per-
formers will perform and they must provide
their own music CD or tape or play theii
own instrument. Performance time varies
from five to 15 minutes.
Admission is free so all are encouraged
to bring your family and friends for an
entertaining evening. This is a non-smoking
facility and alcohol or drugs are not permit-
ted. Refreshments will be available for pur-
chase. No outside food or drinks allowed.
Unity Life Enrichment Centre is at 10417
S. Orange Blossom Blvd., between State
Road 66 and Lake Josephine Road. For
information and bookings contact
Metzelaars at 202-0605.


Special to the News-Sun
STUART Congressman
Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)
announced Wednesday the
opening of satellite offices in
Wellington and Sebring. The
Wellington office will be in
the Village Community
Center and the Sebring office
is in the Highlands County
Government Center, 600 S.
SCommerce Ave.
"The opening of my two
new satellite offices in
Wellington and Sebring is an
important step towards pro-
viding the best possible serv-
ices for my constituents,"
Rooney said. "My staff will
be available at the new
offices to provide assistance
with federal agencies and
programs ranging from
Social Security and Medicare
to veterans benefits. It is my


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hope to provide the residents
of Highlands County and
Western Palm Beach County
with the absolute best
resources and services to
help with any problems they
may have with a federal
agency."
The Sebring office will be
staffed from 1-4' p.m.
Tuesday. Call (772) 461-
3933 for information.

Railroad crossing
now open in Sebring
SEBRING The (new)
relocated SCFE railroad


tracks are now in operation.
The newly constructed rail-
road tracks are on Sebring
Parkway, approximately
1,000 feet north of
Commerce Avenue by the
former Sheriff's Tower Road.
Pedestrian traffic will
remain restricted at this loca-
tion until the completion of
the section of the Sebring
Parkway Phase II between
Commerce Avenue and.
Center Avenue.
For further information,
contact the Highlands
County Engineering
Department at 402-6877.


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,www.newssun.com News-Sun Friday, April 17, 2009


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMUNS
Clara Peters, Avon Park, shops for a purse with a mirror Tuesday morning at the Seventh
Day Adventist Church's thrift shop in Avon Park.

Thrift shops help those in need


Continued from page 1A
in children and adult sizes.
Wanda Hayes, who over-
sees the thrift store compo-
nent of the complex, said
every item is reviewed three
times before being put out
for sale, and every item is
washed and ironed as well.
"Nothing goes to waste,"
Hayes said. "What we don't
sell, we give away."
Furniture has its own
building, where tables,
chairs, chests of drawers,
beds and dishes, kitchen
items and other household
items are for sale. There is
enough variety, depending
on the varying stock that
relies on donations, that a.
family can entirely furnish, a
house from it.
In fact, the SDA center is
one of the places the fire
department will send fami-
lies who have been burned
out of their homes. Free
clothing also is available to
them.
Besides items for sale, the
center has a health room on
site, where a volunteer
nurse, Joyce Pifer of the
Parish Nurse Association,
monitors blood pressure and
dispenses free medications
to qualifying patients. She
also runs a cooking class
every year, and teaches
nutrition. Some medical
paraphernalia like walk-
ers and crutches also are
available.
Because of the money
raised by the thrift shops, the
complex doesn't just pay for
itself covering utilities,
insurance, one .vehicle and
paying for remodeling and
expansions -- it supports the
food pantry and other com-
munity services as well.
Every Wednesday at.noon,
for example, hot vegetarian
meals are served at no cost.
-Jones estimated 30 to 40
meals are delivered to shut-
ins, and another 40 to 50 to
people who stop by the cen-
ter.
Thrift store proceeds have
gone to 'buying and outfitting
a disaster relief mobile
kitchen: It is so new to the,
center it wasn't quite up and
running during the recent
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'This is a very good service for the community,' exins
Fustino Mendoza, of Avon Park, who has been rece ing
free groceries for several months from the Seventh-Day
Adventist Church's Community Service Center in Avon
Park. Here, Fustino checks in with the program's director
Georgia Jones before heading over to the pantry to choose
his food items.


'Nothing goes to
waste. What we
don't sell, we give
away.

WANDA HAYES
thrift store manager

due to the anthrax scare.
"It was embarrassing,"
Jones said, "that the support
for the emergency personnel
had to come in from Polk
County."
With the center's kitchen
now ready to roll, it will be
available for any similar sit-
uation in Highlands, as well
as the hurricane season.
The food pantry is an
operation all by itself.
Bob Catron, a retired state
social worker, volunteers at
the center screening new
consumers and helping guide
old ones. Catron has three
metal cabinets, stuffed with
files.
There are income eligibili-
ty requirements and category
classifications. For example,
receiving food stamps, aid to
families with dependent chil-
dren, supplemental social
security income or living in
public housing that is funded
by any level of government
qualifies a person or family
for access to the food pantry.
That means a consumer
may select 15 pounds of
food for every individual in


his or her family once a
week.
The shelves are lined with
.canned goods, bags.of rice
and beans, turkey and some-
times beef are often avail-
able again the inventory
depends on supply.
Jones wanted the public to
know the entire complex
couldn't operate without its
core of loyal volunteers
not all of whom belong to
her church.
"If you don't have faith-
ful, dependable people, this
couldn't have happened,"
she said. They do everything
from sorting and pricing to
cleaning and fixing, to lend-
ing a sympathetic ear.
Other thrift stores in the
area contribute to good caus-
es as well.
The Ridge Area Arc resale
shop on Main Street, for
example, helps to keep the
agency's group homes run-
ning. This is now especially
important money, because
the state has drastically cut
funding.
Nu-Hope thrift shops pro-
vide the critical matching
funds that'agency needs to
win essential grants.
The best way to support
these organizations is to
donate an item rather than
throwing it in the trash.
And of course, stop by to
browse. You might be pleas-
antly surprised to stumble
upon a treasure.


Avon Park bank robber still at large


Continued from page 1A
town and had no new infor-
mation to release on
Thursday.
"We are following up on
some leads but we don't
have anyone in custody
yet," said Det. Sgt. Jason
Lister of the APPD.
The other item the APPD
has, the' man's discarded
shirt, was found a few hun-
dred yards from the bank in
a vacant lot east of the
Save-A-Lot. Its location
was consistent with the
direction witnesses saw him
fleeing, west up Main street
towards U.S. 27.
"We had a good track
from the bank coming out to
Main (street)," said K-9
handler Luis Pratts of the
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office about recovering the
shirt.
Deputies assisted with the
tracking and were also in
force setting up a perimeter
around nearly the entire
downtown area while APPD
officers moved through the


streets.
Some time during the
search, HCSO investigators
saw a man matching the
bank robber's description,
but when they asked for his
identification, he went into
his home and didn't come
back out immediately, then
tried to run away.
When officials took him
into custody', they discov-
ered he had a warrant out of
Hardee County. He was
arrested, but officials say he
had nothing to do with the
robbery.
The K-9 track continued
but was called off after
roughly.two hours.
Pratts uses a bloodhound
specifically for tracking and
said they can follow a track
for days depending on
weather conditions and the
amount of human traffic in
the area.
"That day we were look-
ing at high winds and sever-
al hours of rain in between,"
Pratts said, noting the con-
ditions were not ideal. "As
soon as everybody learned


there was police action in
the area there was heavy
foot traffic that was contam-
inating the area."
In some cases rain
increases the ability for a K-
9 to track a suspect, but that
was not the case Tuesday.
"It all depends. If it's like
a steady rain, it puts the
scent down on the ground
and puts it in place," Pratts
said. "If you have a gushing
rain and wind it spreads out
the scent," making it harder
to track.
The suspect was
described as a white male,
5-foot-10 with 'a receding
hairline.
Photos of the suspect can
be seen on
www.newssun.com.
Anyone with information
about the suspect or the rob-
bery can contact Lister or
Det. Christy Harbaugh at
the APPD, 453-6622, or to
remain anonymous and eli-
gible for a cash reward call
Crimestoppers at 1-800-
226-TIPS.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun Friday, April 17, 2009


TODAY'S EDITORIAL


Not voting part of reason for big stink


raised over Lake Placid sewer hookups


Every presidential year there is a big
push to register voters, and then a
bigger push to get those registered
voters out to the polls.


The common adage is that
those people who don't vote
have no right to complain
about the result.
Of course this is because
presidential elections are
important, their results filter-
ing down to Main Street -
but in truth, it is local elec-
tions that pack the most
immediate punch.
People who don't bother to
register, learn the issues, and
get out to vote in local elec-
tions often hurt themselves in
painful, firsthand ways.
Take the good folks in the
town of Lake Placid.
Faced with the mandate of


hooking up into the town's
sewer system by June 30th -
at the cost of $3,200 and
whatever additional amount
for closing out a septic tank
- many businesses and
home owners are crying foul,
and wondering how it hap-
pened.
Well, here's how it hap-
pened people chose not to
act when they had a chance.
The unsettling fact is a
special election was called in
1997 to decide the sewer
question in the mqst demo-
cratic way possible.
- But, of the 685 registered
voters within Lake Placid


town limits that year, only
114 bothered to turn out at
the polls.
Of those 114 votes, accord-
ing to the Highlands County
Elections Office, 20 were in
favor of the sewer and two
were against it; 90 were
under-votes (meaning there
was no vote registered on the
issue), and two were over-
votes (meaning the ballot was
marked twice).
This means the sewer issue
was decided by 22 people -
out of a total population of.
about 1,700.
If you are one of those who
couldn't be bothered to leave
your house and take a stand,
or who went to the polls but
didn't bother to vote on the
issue, or didn't double check
your ballot well, to be
blunt, you've got what you


deserve.
Democracy only works if
people participate.
You had the opportunity to
make a difference. It was you
who couldn't be bothered, so
don't come whining to us.
We have sympathy for
those individuals who have
moved into town or opened a
business since 1997. We
understand learning about the
vote will only rub salt into
the wound. Take it as an
object lesson.
What we all need to do, is
learn from this mess.
Register to vote today -
keep reading the paper and
watching the news. It is
important. Every single vote
can deeply effect your future.
Vote as if your life depend-
ed upon it. Remember, in this
case it did.


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The pyramid scheme


I was just a nai e kid at
the time. That's how I got
snookered.
It happened in the
sIring of 1978. My best
friend A rresie and I had
quit our jobs as cooks at
the Ponderosa Steakhouse
to start a business rebuild-
ing retaining walls. We put
an ad in the community
paper and some fool -
attracted by the cheap
labor, no doubt entrust-
ed his dri\ eway wall to us.
After a week of hard
labor we completed the .
job. After we paid for our
supplies and Mitch
Morton's dad's truck -
we'd hired Mitch to haul
off the excess stones and
dirt we were each left
with a profit of $100.
My father was eager for
me to put my very first
profits into my college
fund, but I had a better
notion. I was going to
"invest" that money and
turn it into thousands.
An interesting scheme
had come to our communi-
ty, you see. To participate,
you needed $100. You'd
give $50 to the person
who brought you into the
scheme. Then you'd mail
another $50 inside a
birthday card to a name
at the top of a list of 10
names.
Your name would then
be placed on the bottom of
the list and your task was
to find two other suckers
to cough up $100 each -
each person would give
you $50, so you'd get your


$100 back and then.
each person would find
two other people and so
on.
As your two people.
brought in two people,
-your name would then be
on four lists; as those four
people got two people,
you'd be on eight lists,
-then 16, 32, 64, 128, 25.6,
512 and so on.
So long as the scheme
continued to expand so
long as you were one of
the early participants in
the scheme -'your name
would move up'to the top
on thousands ofilists.
Thousands of participants
would send you $50 in the
mail.
That's exactly what hap-
pened to the lucky early
participants. They made
thousands of dollars off
the deal though their
postal carriers wondered
why so many people were
so interested in their birth-
days.
But of course the
scheme was unsustainable
for the rest of us. It was a
classic pyramid scheme -
a simple shifting of wealth
from the many to the few.
You see, in time, there
weren't enough suckers to
risk their $100. The
scheme finally collapsed
under its own weight and a
lot of people ended up just
as I did.
Broke.
I learned from the expe-
rience, though. I learned
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Raguverra went the
extra mile
Editor:
I am writing to express
my support for Doctor
Raghuveera, and am sad-
dened that he will no longer
be a part of Heartland
Pediatrics. The first time I
met Doctor Raghuverra was
about six years ago, we had
just moved to Lake Placid
not knowing really anyone.
I have a son who has
ADHD and learning disabili-
ties. Dr. Raghuveera was
very kind and took time with
me and my son. Dr.
Raghuveera even went to an
IEP meeting with me to con-
vincethe staffing specialist
to send my son for a evalua-
tion, which thanks to Dr.
Raghuveera, my son
received and has been placed
on the correct medicine.
He has been very kind and
understanding of my son and
my other children's needs
and has been "our" pediatri-
cian for the last six years.
Dr. Raghuverra has always
taken the time with us and
seems to ask the right ques-
tions. Dr. Raguverra has
always been very patience
with us and always pus us at
ease.
At this time I have no idea
what 'm going to do as other
parents in our community
feel the same. We are hoping
that Dr. Raghuverrra will
have the opportunity to con-


TODAY'S LETTERS
tinue to be a part of the local
medical community and of
our children's lives.
Rosemary Fritz
Sebring

An injustice to
children has been
done
Editor:
I know you have more
important things to write
about. There are bigger
things happening in this
world right now that require
your attention. As a newspa-
per you must report about
the good and the bad out
there and advise the public
of the goings on in their
community. I write to you as
a mother of two small chil-
dren whose world was
turned upside down with the
news that their pediatrician
has left his practice. In my
opinion, this is an injustice
to the children of this com-
munity.
My main purpose for this,
letter is to support Dr.
Raghuveera. As often hap-
pens in small towns, when
rumor got out that Dr.
Raghuveera had left, we
moms started investigating
why. Rumors abound as to
what has happened. The
most shocking one is that he
was fired because he did not
agree with the powers that
be that he should hurry his
patients through their visits.
Children are not cattle that


need to be herded. Also,
because of some sort of prior
agreement he can not prac-
tice medicine in this commu-
nity. Again, this is only a
rumor. The office staff has
not said why he has left.
I can only speak from per-
sonal experience but Dr.
Raghuveera is a wonderful
doctor. My children have
been patients of his for sev-
eral years. In the unfortunate
instances where one of my
children has been ill or hos-
pitalized, he has called us
personally at home to see
how they are doing. He has
even given us his cell phone
(number) to contact him if
we had any questions, even
after office hours. He knows
both of my children by name
and knows their medical his-
tory. When he is attending to
one of my children he
always makes it a point to
ask about the other child. He
takes his time during office
visits and speaks to the chil-
dren directly. He never treats
them as inferiors. He listens
and respects that, as parents,
we have concerns and ques-
tions that need answering.
We may never know the
real reason why Dr.
Raghuveera left. We can
only hope that he will be
given the opportunity to
practice medicine again in
this community. Hopefully
he knows how much he is
valued by the families he has
Continued on page 6A


Guest
Column
Michael Jensen

Adventure

into the

unknown

Last week, I had the
privilege of camping on
one of the Florida Keys,
more specifically, West
Summerland Island.
The highlight of my
trip was undoubtedly
snorkeling at Looe Key, a
reef located about eight
miles off of Big Pine
Key.
Although locals say
that it is no where near as
beautiful as it once was,
due to global warming
and pollution, the snor-
keling was still
exquisite.
After boarding a boat
owned and operated, by
Strike Zone Charters, I
settled back to enjoy the
30- to 45-minute boat
ride out to the reef.
Once securely moored
to a buoy, me, along with
the other snorkelers on
board, were briefed by
one of the staff on safety,
etc. That taken care of, I
was free to plunge into
the tropical waters.
Having never
snorkeled on a reef, I was
a little nervous, but soon
I overcame my fear and
jumped in.
As I stuck my head
into the water, I could see
amazingly colorful fish
swimming around me,
and beautiful fan coral
swaying in the current.
The fish didn't even
seem to notice me, and
continued about their
daily business all around
me.
As I swam, I could see
parrotfish, a grouper, pos-
sibly a puffer-fish, and
vast schools of fish that I
couldn't identify. After
exploring for an hour, I
returned to the boat. Then
we moved a few buoys
down to a different site.
When I first got into
the water, I was quite dis-
appointed. That part of
the reef was much deep-
er, and the place didn't
seem to be "teeming with
life."
But soon I found a
shallower part of the reef,
although it was still deep-
er than my first dive site.
My disappointment
didn't last long, though.
Because of the deeper
water, this part of the reef
was home to larger
marine predators. And
after swimming around
with my friends for
awhile, we came across a
five-foot reefshark! I was
totally enthused.
Then, a few minutes
later, a Spotted Eagle Ray
went gliding right past
us.
Well, I found my dad,
showed him the shark,
and we followed five feet
behind him for several
minutes. Having ended
up a ways from the boat,
I spotted a Great
Barracuda, and dove
down to get a closer look.
He wasn't very happy
about me being there, and
after turning, to give me a
warning look, he darted
away into the water.
After making my way
back to the boat and
grabbing a soda, it was
time to leave.
Although it only lasted
two hours, my snorkeling


experience will be a
memory of a life time.
Anyone looking for
adventure, peace, exer-
cise or excitement will
find it on a snorkeling
trip to Looe Key.

Michael Jensen is 13 and is
home-schooled. The News-
Sun encourages young people
to write about their opinions
and experiences and share
them with our readers.


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


LP Art League hosts
Open House
LAKE PLACID Lake
Placid Art League's last
Open House Exhibit of the
season will be from 4:30-7
p.m. today and will feature
the multiple talents of mem-
bers. Displays will include
paintings in oil, acrylic,
water color pastels, colored
pencil, and multi-media.
There will be photography,
fabric art, parchment
designs, sculpture, china
painting and more.
The Art and Cultural


Lillian Austin
Lillian Edia Austin, 74, of
Sebring died April 15, 2009.
Born in Tredyffrin, Pa., she
had been a resident of
Sebring since 2001. She was
a homemaker and a member
of St. Catherine Catholic
Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Arnold D.; daughter,
Cheryl Feather; sisters, Pearl
Beckner and Edith Adams;
and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral'
Home Chapel, Sebring, with
,Father J. Peter Sheehan offi-
ciating. The family has desig-
nated Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872 for
memorial contributions.


Paul Flexon
SS Paul P. Flexon,
84 of Sebring and
Colonial Heights,
Va., died April 7,
2009. Born in Petersburg,
Va., he retired in 1987 after a
40-year career as a wallpa-
pering contractor. He was a
veteran of the Army and
served in the European
Theater during World War II.
He is survived by.his wife,
- Jane; daughter, Verna H.; sis-
ter, Esther F. Cousins; broth-
er, Donald L.; two grandchil-
dren and a great-granddaugh-
ter.
SServices were- held April
10 in Virginia. E. Alvin Small
Funeral Homes & Crematory
,was in charge of arrange-
ments.

Annie Golden
SAnnie Mae Golden, 85, of
Avon Park died April 13,
2009. Born in Cottondale,
she moved to Avon Park 75
years ago. She was a member
of Mt. Zion Christian
Methodist Episcopal Church,
Avon Park.
She is survived by her
daughters, Cora R. Blake.
Cherry Blake-Leverson,
Linda Dewberry -Rice,
Earline Hipps, Sebrina
McFailine. ; Cannie and
Maxine Beadle: sons. Ernest
Flemming, Alfred M. Golden
and Leroy Blake fr.; brother,
James Flemming:;90 grand-
children and 56, great-grand-
children.
Funeral service will be at
11 a.m. today at Apostolic
.Church of Jesus, 920
Carolina Ave., with Bishop
Stanley Smith officiating.
Marion's Community Funeral
Chapel, Avon Park, is in
charge of arrangements.

Mabel McDaniel
Mabel Frances McDaniel,
,89, of Avon Park died April
14, 2009. Born in Weldon,
Iowa, she moved to Avon
:Park in 1986. She drove a
school bus for the Saydel,
Iowa school district for 20
years until her retirement.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Gerald E.; son, Gary;.
.daughter, Marie L. Gravitt;
sister, Helen Scott; six grand-
children and 10 great-grand-
children.
Visitation will be from 1-3
p.m. Tuesday at Kale Funeral
Home in Osceola, Iowa.
Graveside services will fol-
low at 3 p.m. at Maple Hill
-Cemetery in Osceola.

.Bernard McNamara
S Bernard
T h o m a s
Sy McNamara, 74, of


Center is just off Main
Avenue on Dal Hall
Boulevard.'View and enjoy
the exhibit and learn of the
ongoing classes available in
many of the media on dis-
play.
For information on classes
and schedules, call 465-
5510. For general informa-
tion about the Art League
and the exhibit, call 699-
2058

'Striped Pajamas'
showing at library
LAKE PLACID The


Sebring died April 12, 2009.
Born in Elmira, N.Y., he was
a veteran of the United States
Navy. He. took early retire-
ment from the United States
Postal Service and became a
restaurateur,
He is survived by his wife
of 47 years, Joyce; daughter,
Dr. Patricia McNamara; sons,
Michael and John; sisters,
Joan McNamara and Geri
Unrue; and three grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. Monday at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring. The family
requests that in lieu of flow-
ers you make a donation to
the Pancreatic Cancer Action
Network at wwwfirstgiving.
coimbernardmcnamara.

John Monday
John Grant
SMonday, 81, of
Sebring died April
12, 2009. He
retired from JATCO in 1993
and was a veteran of World
War II.
He is survived by his sis-
ter, Bonnie Heable; daugh-
ters, Pamela French, Lisa
Teeter and Beth Camp; sons,
Michael, Grant, and Charles;
stepsons, William Calvin and
Pete Hanson; 17 grandchil-
dren and 16 great-grandchil-
dren.
The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m., today.
Funeral service will be at 1
p.m. Saturday with interment
to follow at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Arrangements by
McCarty-Evergreen Funeral
Home, Knox, Tenn. A guest-
book, and additional informa-
tion is available at
www.Mern.com.

Myrtlef Nelson .
Myrtle Marie Hensley
Nelson. 63, of Avon Park
died April 14, 2009. Bornrin
Monaville. W.Va.. she had
been a resident of Avon Park
since 2000.
She is survived by her lov-
.ing husband. of41 years,
Jerry L.; daughter, Kitty
SKrause; sons, Emory Nelson
and James Simpkins; broth-
ers, Eugene Hensley, Clavis
Hensley. Alvin' Hensley, and
Rex Hensley; sisters, Zevia
Mae Simpkins and Madelene
Lawson; and five grandchil-
dren.
A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Avon Park. In lieu of


March presentation of
Saturday matinee films at
the Lake Placid Memorial
Library is as follows: "The
Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
(April 18) and "The Way We
Were" (April 25). All films
are all rated PG 13.
The public is invited to
attend. Seating is limited.
Admission, popcorn and
lemonade are free.

Country Tradition
plays at lodge
SEBRING The Sebring
Moose Lodge 2259 will host


flowers, send donations to
Highlands Independent Bank
of Avon' Park for the educa-
tion of her two grandchil-
dren, Micheal and Elizabeth
Krause.

Iva Nutter
Iva Lillian (Haire) Nutter,
85, of Lake Placid died April
16, 2009. Born in Hardin
County, Ky., she recently
moved to Lake Placid. She
worked as a real estate broker
in California and, was a
Jehoyah Witness.
She is survived by her sis-
ter, Jeanette Stavrou.
Graveside services will
take place at 10 a.m. Monday
at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake
Placid with Brother Ken
Langley officiating. Funeral.
arrangements handled by
Michael A. Brochetti Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

Robert Phillips
l Robert Neal
Phillips, 54, of
SSebring died April
15, 2009. Born in
Akron, Ohio, he had been a.
resident of. Sebring since
1997. .He was co-owner of
Windmill Farms Nursery
Trucking; a member of Akron
BAptist Temple in Ohio, and
was a veteran of the U.S.
Army.
He is survived by his wife,
Rebecca A.; mother, Anna;
daughters, Carrie Adkins;
Kelly Bergy and Tracy; sons,
Richard and Brian; sisters,
Sherry and Vikki; brothers,
Roger and Steve; nine grand-
children and one great-grand-
child.
The family will receive
friends from 5-7 p.m.
Saturday "at Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
,Sebring. Interment will be
held at Ohio Western Reserve
National Cemetery in
Rittman, Ohio.

Pauline Romero
A. .Paulinee ,(Paula)
Romero, '8, of Sebring died
April 15, 2009. Born in New
Concord, Ky., she moved to
Sebring in 1981. She was a,
former bank teller and had
also Worked in the assembly
of computers. She was a
member of First Baptist
Church, Sebring.
She is survived by her son,
Darryl Johnson; stepdaugh-.
ter, Mary Hibbets; two grand-
children and' three great-
grandchildren.


music by Country Tradition
Band from 7-11 p.m. today
and by Larry Musgrave from
7-11 p.m. Saturday.
Chicken fried steak will
be served from 5-7 p.m.
today for $7. Lasagna dinner
will be served from 5-7 p.m.
Saturday for $8.
For details, call 655-3920.

BobKat plays at
Lake Placid Moose
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host music by BobKat
from 6-10 p.m. today and by .


Services will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring. Burial will
be in Murray, Ky. Memorials
are requested to Good
Shepherd Hospice House.

Mildred Weber
Mildred M. "Millie"
(Mockli) Weber, 91, of Lake
Placid died April 13, 2009.
Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she
came to Lake Placid in 2003.
She worked for many years
as a cafeteria cashier for a
public school. She was of the
Roman Catholic faith.
Survivors include her
daughters, Mildred Fenske
and Marilyn Weber; three
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
Arrangements were han-
dled by the Michael A.
Brochetti Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Madison Whitten Sr.
I1-` Madison Neal
S"Pops" Whitten
SSr., 84, of Lake
Placid died April 11, 2009.
Born in Newberry, S.C., hie
moved to Lake Placid 1,3
years ago. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Navy where he
received the rank of signal-
man third class, receiving
several medals including
both the Navy Life Saving
medal Distinguished Service
medal and the Navy-Marine
Corps medals. At the age of
18 he, was the highest deco-
rated military person in the
state of Florida. He was a
carpenter in the construction
industry and was of the
Christian faith.
He is survived by his
daughters, Ann Smith and
Debi Wiedofer; son, Madison
Whitten Jr.; sister, Rosemary
W. Williamson; brother,
William B. Whitten; five
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
A gathering for family and
friends will be held from 3-5
p.m. Monday with military
honors presented at 5 p.m. by
the VFW Post 4300 Honor
Guard at the Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.


Gary and Shirley from 6-10
p.m. Saturday.
Wings, burgers and fish
will be served at 6 p.m.
today. Barbecue chicken will
be served at 6 p.m. Saturday.
For details, call 465-0131.

Lora Patton plays at
Elks lodge
SEBRING Sebring
Elks Lodge 1529 will host
live music by Lora Patton
from 7-10 p.m. today. A buf-
fet dinner of chicken and
dumplings or pulled pork
will be offered from 5-7 p.m.

VFW hosts Sock Hop
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
3880 will host a Sock Hop at
6:30 p.m. today.
Friday, April 17 Texas
Hold'em tournament at 1
p.m. Sock hop 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 Bingo
2 p.m. Prime rib served from
5:30-7 p.m. for $10, with
Tony and Diana.
For details, call 699-5444.

Cartwright plays at
American Legion
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69
will host music by Bud
Cartwright after Friday's fish
fry from 4-6 p.m.
For details, call 453-4553.

Blood mobile set for
weekend
The Florida Blood Centers
Highlands blood mobile
will be at Highlands
Independent Bank in Lake
"Placid from 1:30-5:30 p.m.
today and at Bible
Fellowship Church on
"


Hammock Road in Sebring
from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday.
The public is welcome and
encouraged to donate blood
at any of these locations.
Visit www.floridasblood-
centers.org to find a mobile
drive.

LPCS has Fun Shoot
set for Saturday
LAKE PLACID The
third annual Lake Placid
Christian School Fun Shoot
will be held at the Square
One Sporting Clay Club,
7500 State Road 70 West,
beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday.
Information can be
obtained by calling 465-
5491, 414-2305 or by e-mail
at lpcs@strato.net

Miss AP Chamber
pageant is April 24
AVON PARK Miss
Avon Park Chamber of
Commerce 2009 will be at
Avon Park Middle School
Commons at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24 with reign-
ing Miss Avon Park, Angela
Garcia.
Contestants and their
sponsors are: Hannah Allen,
Antioch Church of God in
Christ; Angela Bateman,
Tom Bateman; Alyssa Riffle,
Center Stage Dance Studio;
Caitlyn Johnson, Laye's Tire
Service; Elizabeth Burgess,
Hicks Oil; Rebecca Perry,
Amanda Fitch of Today's
Images; Brittany Calhoun,
Best Open MRI; Paige
Timmons, Electric Beach
Tanning; Brittany Gates,
TND Plumbing and Septic;
Continued oh page 7A


Robert Neal
Phillips


Robert Neal Phillips, 54, of Sebring, Florida, passed away
Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at his home. He was born September
1, 1954, to Robert S. and Anna (Springston) Phillips in Akron,
Ohio, and had been a resident of Sebring since 1997, coming
from Akron. He was co-owner of Windmill Farms Nursery
Trucking; a member of FNGLA (Florida National Growers Land
Association) and Akron Baptist Temple in Akron, Ohio and was
a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his Father, Robert S.
Phillips and Brother-in-Law, John Serva. He is survived by his
Wife, Rebecca A. Phillips, Sebring; Mother, Anna Phillips, Akron,
Of; Daughters, Carrie Adkins, Sebring; Kelly (Steve) Bergy and
Tracy Phillips, both of Akron, OH; Sons, Richard Phillips,
Sebring and Brian Phillips, Akron, OH; Sisters, Sherry Phillips
and Vikki Phillips, both of Akron, OH; Brothers, Roger (Angela)
Phillips and Steve (Karen) Phillips, all of.Akron, OH; Brothers
and Sisters-in Law, Suzanne (Tracy) Vaughn, Lake Placid, FL;
Steve (Gerry) Serva, Uniontown, OH; Teri (Chuck) Dick,
Mogadore, OH and Andy Serva, Brimfield, OH; nine
Grandchildren and one Great-Grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on
Saturday, April 18, 2009,'at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring. Interment will be held at Ohio Western Reserve
National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. Local arrangements
entrusted to:

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


OBITUARIES ,
f,


BERNARD THOMAS
MCNAMARA
Age 74 of Sebring, F passed away Easter
Sunday April 12, 2009 after a long battle
with pancreatic cancer. Bernie was born in
Elmira, NY, graduated from Thomas Edison
High School, after graduation he joined the
United States Navy. He took early retire-
ment from the United States Postal Service and became a restaura-
teur most notable was El Monte Inn in Fisherville, NY as well as sev-
eral restaurants in Central FL. Bernie is survived by his wife of 47
years Mrs. Joyce (English) McNamara of Sebring, FL, daughter Dr.
Patricia McNamara of Sebring, FL, son Mr. Michael McNamara &
daughter-in-law Mrs. Rebecca McNamara of Candor, NY and son Mr.
John McNamara & daughter-in-law Mrs. Vickie McNamara;
Grandchildren Miss Brittany McNamara of Candor, NY; Miss Courtney
McNamara of Candor, NY and Mr. Zane Thomas McNamara of
Sebring, FL. He is also survived by an Aunt Mary Weigle, two sisters
Ms. Joan McNamara of Erin, NY and Ms. Geri Unrue of Apopka, FL,
brother-in-law Donald English of Ohio and several nieces and
nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Monday April 20, 2009 at
l:00pm at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, FL. The
family requests that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to the
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.flrstgiving.com/bemardm-
cnamara. Cremation arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-0125.


Paul P. Flexon

Paul P. Flexon, .84, of Colonial Heights, VA and Sebring,
FL died Tuesday April 7, 2009 at Southside Regional
. .. ". Medical Center.
'" ... He was a native of Petersburg, VA and the son of
the late Charles Henry and Ruth Z. Flexon. He
retired in 1987 after a 40 year career as a
Wallpapering Contractor. He was a veteran of the
Army and served in the European Theater during
World War II.
Mr Flexon was preceded in death by his son,
Charles Henry Flexon, II; three brothers, Howard B.
Flexon, Vernon H. Flexon, and Eugene Flexon and
three sisters, Gladys F. Lee, Naomi F. Chandler, and Miriam
F. Person. He retired in 1987 after a 40 year career as a wallpaper-
ing Contractor. He was a veteran,of the Army and served in the European
Theater during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Croom Flexon of Colonial Heights, VA
and Sebring, FL and his daughter, Verna Hope Flexon, of Sebring, FL He
is also survived by his two grandchildren, Charles Henry Flexon, III of
Washington, DC and Sara Jane F. Schaaf (Kahl) of Richmond, VA, his
great granddaughter, Morgan Schaaf his sister, Esther F.Cousins of Kitty
Hawk, NC, and Chesterfield, VA ,and brother, Donald L Flexon of,
Petersburg, VA.
A graveside funeral service conducted by Rev. Tige Newell of St.
Michael's Episcopal Church, Colonial Heights, VA will be held on Friday,
Apr. 10, 2009 at 10:30 AM at Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, VA
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, on Thur,
Apr. 9, 2009 at the. E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2033 Boulevard,
Colonial Heights, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's
Episcopal Church, 501 Old Town Dr., Colonial Heights, VA, 23834 or a
charity of your choice.


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EDITORIAL & OPINION


News-Sun Friday, April 17, 2009


www.newssun.com


Continued from page 41
treated. Thank you to Dr.
Raghuveera for his many years
of service to the children of this
community. Thank you to Dr.
Raghuveera for his many years
of service to the children of this
community. I know my children
will miss him dearly.
Cristina Perez
Lake Placid

Take time to make
your wishes known
Editor:
Every day you make hundreds
of decisions. What to wear?,
What TV show to watch? What
to eat for lunch? But.what about
those hard decisionsL- like, what
kind, of care do you want in a
medical crisis, ard who will
speak for you if you are unable?
On April 16, Good Shepherd
Hospice celebrated the second
annual National"Healthcare
Decisions Day, a day set aside
to highlight the importance of
advance healthcare decision- ::
making. Fe%\er than 30 percent
of Americans have signed their
advance directives..
I urge all.adults to fill out liv-
ing will and advance care surro-
gate forms to guarantee that
their healthcare wishes will be
honored. People can pick up
these forms at the Good
Shepherd Hospice Community
Reso..pe Center in Sebring or
find.~etn on the home page of
our Web site at wv w.goodshep-
herd1iospice.org.
I risf, encourage readers to
take' -4 Wbinutes to discuss
xouradvce care decisions
x% ith''ii loved ones. and then
fill oti'your advance directives.
Let eter)one close to you know


TODAY'S LETTERS
your wishes when you
are healthy so that they are not
unprepared in a medical emer-
gency. g
Chris Bredbenner
Sebring


The writer is executive director of
Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring.

Government can't
penalize through taxes
Editor:
Our Congress has voted a
retroactive law to punish a legal
employer-employee contract of
AIG by taxing them 90 percent
of their bonuses. Can our gov-
ernment really penalize an indi-
vidual or company by using the
tax system? N' they cannot.
Our government or any gov-
ernment official cannot make a
law to criminalize actions that
were legal when committed.
They cannot declare a person or
;group of persons guilty of some
crime and punish them without
benefit of a trial. This is forbid-,
Sden by Article 1. section 9,'
clause 3 of our United States
Constitution. :
Why did our framers of the
constitution intentionally forbid'
the government from enacting
such punishment vengeance leg-
islation? Because the British,
parliament used to do this to the
British Colonists. If the British
government or the king did not
like one or a group of their citi-
zens, the government would.
enact legislature of vengeance to.
punish its citizens assets. .
So when the framers wrote
the United States Constitution
they wanted to make sure the
new government they created
couldn't do what the British
government dif to them.


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I am as upset about these AIG
bonuses as you are but, our
Constitution exists to restrain
the government and to ensure
individual liberties. And the
Constitution expressly says that
the states and federal govern-
:ment can not interfere with a
private contract. Not yours, not
mine and defiantly not the
employees of AIG .
Here is what we know. In
September 2008 our government
decided the AIG could not fail.
An $85 billion line of credit was,
made from our government
through the Federal Reserve:
Bank of New York.
STwo weeks later our congress
passed the TARP bail-out pack-
age. .
An agreement with our gov-
ernmern an AlG .asi made in
No ember ,008. That agreement
also states that the contractual
AIG bonuses could be paid, but
they couldn't be any higher than
the average of the 2006 and
2007 bonuses. Who was in


charge of this agreement? The
president of the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York, and who
was that? Geithner the current
Secretary of Treasury Geithner.
So who was privileged in the
majority democratic congress to
all of the negotiations going on
from September '08 to the
agreement in November '08 in
which these bonuses were well
spelled out?
Look, the federal government
now owns AIG. Our government
should want it to do well, they
should encourage people to do
business with them so that AIG
can earn the money to pay back
Sthe billions of dollars of our
taxpayers 'money. Instead our
fools in Washington are trashing
it. arid are acting like they want
A:IG to go out of'business. This
is what happens when politi-
cians tries to run a business, it
ends up like the post office.
Wendy Griffin
Sebring


Budget seems like

a familiar scam
Continued from page 4A
that every pyramid scheme has three
stages. The first was enthusiasm the
folly that huge returns would come pour-
ing in. The second was realization that
you've been duped out of your hard-earned
dough. The third was embarrassment -
you felt shame and regret for letting your
emotions cloud your judgment.
This knowledge has helped me avoid
numerous financial schemes over the
years.
I was puzzled that tech stocks kept soar-
ing in the '90s, when few tech companies
we're earning profits, and I avoided that
collapse.
I was puzzled that housing prices were
doubling and tripling earlier this decade,
when the average income remained the
same, and I avoided that collapse, too.
And now I'm puzzled by the latest nutty
idea that our government can prop up
our economy through massive expansion
and spending.
President Bush was no stranger to such
spending. In 2002, he was the first presi-
dent to propose a $2 trillion budget. In
2008, he was the first to propose a $3 tril-
lion budget.
But President Obama puts Bush to
shame. Despite a severe economic down-
turn, he's the first president to propose a
nearly $4 trillion budget and he's
enthusiastic about it!
Whereas Bush nearly doubled our debt
(from $6 trillion to $11 trillion), Obama
wants to nearly double it again (from $11
trillion to $20 trillion) in only 10 years!
Such a public debt would be unsustainable.
Even a 16-year-old kid wouldn't be
dumb enough to invest in a scheme like
that.

Tom Purcell is a humor columnist nationally
syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspa-
per syndicate. Visit Tom on the web at
iwww. TomPurcell.com or e-mail him at
Purcell@caglecartoons.com.


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COMMUNITY BRIEFS


Continued from page 5A
Kaycee Mercure, Avon Park
Chiropractic Clinic; and
Savannah St. Johns, River
Greens.
Heather Howell is the
pageant director.

Fun time comes to
Main in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID Night
on North Main in Lake
Placid will be today. Fun
family night of shopping,
eating, live radio. See some
old and meet some new
friends from 5-8 p.m.


Day will be held from 11
a.m; to 2 p.m. Saturday at
Highlands Ridge South
Founders Hall, 3003 E.
Fairway Vista Drive. The
minimum $5 donation per
person for admission will
benefit the Humane Society
of Highlands County.
A food drive is also being
held. Donations of dog and
cat food, puppy and kitten
food, wet or dry can be
brought to Founders Hall the
day of the event. Leashed


and hand-carried pets will be
welcome to attend.
Volunteers and dog walkers
will be available.
Activities will include a
doggie fashion show and a
pet photograph contest, with
prizes awarded for various
categories. Sebring Police
Department K-9 unit will be
doing a demo and the
Humane Society of
Highlands County will have
pets available for adoption.
Informational sessions by


area veterinarians will also
be scheduled.
For more information,
contact Julie Burg.at 471-
1115.


Association members
desiring to participate may
rent a table for a $5 fee and
other residents may donate
household items for their
part in the sale until 6 p.m.


Sebring Country today. Call Dale Rice at 381-
Estates plans sale 0196 for information and
donations.
SEBRING The Sebring
Country Estates- Civic Orchid Society plans
AssociationJnqn will hold a reptting seminar
public ardaci-pnd bake
sale from 8,h.nm. to I p.m. SEBRING The Orchid
Saturday) at 3240 Grand Prix Society of Highlands County
Drive, beh .. dalmart. and Robbins Nursery are


sponsoring an "Orchid
Repotting Seminar." It will
be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday at Robbins
Nursery.
Members of the society
will teach the proper way to
repot orchids.
The society is also spon-
soring a trip to Redland
Orchid Festival at Fruit &
Spice Park in Homestead on
Saturday, May 16.
Call 414-5424 or e-mail at
orchidmanl24@yahoo.com.


Stardusters play for
dance club
SEBRING The
Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing
from 7-9:30 p.m. today at
the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway.
Music will be provided by
the Stardusters. Free ball-
room dance instruction is
available at 6:30 p.m.
All club dances are open
to the public. Appropriate
dress required..
Admission is $5 for mem-
bers and $7 for non-mem-
bers.
For more information, call
471-0559.

Gladhatters perform
for association
LAKE PLACID The
Placid Lakes Home &
Property Owners Association
will hold 'a live entertain-
ment show featuring the
Gladhatters of Highlands
Little Theatre.
This will take place from
4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at
the Placid Lakes Town Hall,
2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Refreshments will be served.
2 For more information, call
'699-0886.
S There will be no charge
for show. but donations will
S Penefirthig theatre.

Masoni dodge serves
spaghegjj
L ACUIJ,"--, The. .-
Masonic Lodge of Lake
SPlactd .iWUagain host a
spaghetti dinner Saturday to
pielp support Lake Placid
VIigh School's junior class in
their effort to raise money
for Prom 2009.
The Masonic Lodge
worked with the students in
nloveiber and raised $1,250
tor the prom. They hope to
-'do as well this time. The
winner will be served at the
odge on Main Street from 4-
S- p.m. The menu includes
spaghetti and meatballs;,
bread, salad, a drink and
:-dessert; all for $6.

Earth Day at -
Highlands Hammock
SSEBRI G -There will
be free park adniission
Saturday at Highlands
Hammock State Park as part
of the park's Earth Day
event.
SA 5K Trail Run is set for
7:30 a.m. A trophy will be
given to the closest predictor
of their actual time; other
winners receive medals.
SMinimum entry donation of
$10; all proceeds benefit
-- ark improvement projects.
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
will be the exotic plant
removal activity. Join others
in restoring native communi-
ties at the park. Bring a
shovel, gloves, drinking
water and sun-block. All
ages welcome to participate.
Bring a plain T-shirt or
kerchief from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
and let your imagination run
wild during the Earth Day T-
shirt activity. A variety of
paints, presses, and adorn-
hnents will be available for.
use.
: "Music in the Park" with
Groovus from 7-9 p.m..
Admission is $5 per person;
accompanied kids age 12
'and under are admitted free
of charge.

Highlands Ridge to
host 'Paws and
Slaws'
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News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Tom Johannes and April Bieniek protest taxes Wednesday
morning in Avon Park along U.S. 27 and State Road 64.


Tax-protests
Continued from page 1A
Gracie Simmons, organizer
of the Grass' Roots
Grandmas, waived a sign and
sported a big uncle Sam hat
with tea bags attached.
"We've had enough, and
we are doing something
about it. I will be back this
afternoon too because some-
thing has to be done,"
Simmons said.
April Bieniek, a new mem-
ber Of the Grandmas, went so
far as to write: a letter .to,
President Barack Obama to
voice her concern.
"MIy daughter's always
complained that I didn't do
enough protesting in the '60s,
but that was because I was
going to college and saving
money to make a life. Now I
am watching those hard
earned savings dwindle. I am


draw crowd
tired of keeping quiet about
it," Bieniek said.
In her letter, 'Bieniek
expressed her disgust with
the current state of affairs.
"What happens when
good, ,responsible people
keep quiet? Washington has.
forgotten they work for us.
We don't work for them. .,.I
am sick of the bailed out
companies having lavish
vacations. ...I am sick of
being made to feel it is my
patriotic duty to pay MORE
taxes. ...Stop giving away my
money and taking away the
money I have saved to finally
enjoy life," Bieniek wrote.
Other protesters stood at
various intersections along
U.S. 27 froin Stryker Road at
the north end of the county to
Interlake Boulevard at the
south end.


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
Gracie Simmons shows her patriotism and while observing
her constitutional right to protest the current state of the
government on Wednesday morning.


United Way honors Handley and Benton


Continued from page 1A
were praised as much as her
comhiitmeit.
"She has such a sense of
humor," Cox said'. "Working
at the school board means
working under a lot of pres-
sure. Even in tense situations
she could tell a story or a
joke where we would laugh,
relieving the stress so we
could concentrate."
Jeff Roth, director of the
Children's Advocacy Center
a, place Handley helped
create, praised her passion
,'and ability to speak her mind.
"Don't worry in a forum
that she will be intimidated
from speaking her mind," is
how he put it.
"She is a great leader, one
who helps others to develop
their own leadership quali-
ties," Nancy Hensley said.
Hensley is the chairperson of
the Children's Services
Foundation, another entity
Handley helped bring to life.
The biggest surprise for
Handley, who did not know
the award was coming, was'
the presence of her family,
some of whom had come a
-long way to be with their
mother;.
When asked if she wanted
to say anything after the pres-
entation of the award,
Handley said, "Sure."
But she kept her words
simple and brief. "I have
been so blessed," she said,
"showered with blessings,
that I will never be able to


give back enough to the good
Lord."
Then she reminded the
audience it was by living our
core values as examples to
our children that we can
transmit them to the next
generation. It is that trans-
mission of values, she added,
that will ultimately solve the
world's problems.
Benton, named Volunteer
of the Year after Handley's
presentation, had a hard act
to follow, but it was immedi-
ately clear he is as important
to the Highlands County
community.
A partner at NCT Group,
Treasurer of Sebring Parkway
Church of Christ, active
Sebring Rotarian he was
president in 2006-2007 he
has been president of the
United Way Advisory Board
for two years in a row.
Benton was described as
generous and possessed. of
great blessings, which-in turn
he shares with others -
many who never know it was
he who helped.
"He becomes totally com-
mitted (to what' ever cause he
has taken on)," Sandy
Marcum said in the video
honoring the man. "I've
never known him to say no."
Jason Waler said, "(His
volunteer work) is really
quite amazing, because he is
so busy at work. It is a tribute
to his dedication and spirit."
"(Benton) devotes heart
and soul, directly -impacting
many lives," Roth said.


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Cox told the audience that
as chairman of the United
Way Advisory Board, Benton
took the time to meet with
each member, renewing their
energy and helping, them
focus. "It added a lot," Cox
said, "and no one had,done it
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Benton simply said he hardly
felt deserving. He felt for his
wife who was so generous
about the time he spent away
from her.
"I just don't want to ask
people to do things I would-
n't do myself," he said.


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Sebring moves forward

on Dinner Lake property


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING City coun-
cil decided to cautiously
move forward at its meet-
ing last Tuesday on the pur-
chase of the two-acre site
on Dinner Lake where the
old power plant once stood.
Currently appraised at
$167,000, Chip Boring,
owner of RE/MAX Realty
Plus, informed council that
his client was eager to sell
and had lowered the price
to $80,000.
Boring represents Miller
Real Property Holdings,
LLC, the current owner.
Council expressed con-
cerns over the three-year-
old environmental study,
which Boring said could be
recertified.
According to city staff,
the old foundation for the
power plant still remains
underground, and would be
costly to remove if there
.were issues.:
Council President Bud
Whitlock was concerned
with what could be built
there..


'I've never seen so
many easements
on one piece of
property in my
life.'
BUD WHITLOCK
council member
"I've never seen so many
easements on one piece of
property in my life,"
Whitlock said.
Although the city is con-
sidering the property as a
home for a new public
works department, the
council gave the owner 10
business days to respond to
its counter offer, .which
included the new study.
"I don't see why we can't
take a few days to make
sure that the owner wants
to establish the costs for
recertification," Whitlock
said.
If Miller Real Property
accepts the new terms, the
city would have to put up a
$4,000 deposit and give the
owner at least 30 days to
get a new study done.


Sebring CRA talks about

community gardens


Continued from page 1A
Publix," McCollum.said.
"Several other cities
have started these projects
to some success. You can
just Google "community
garden" on the Internet and
see a gazillion listings," he
joked.
The idea of a community
garden is catching on in
larger cities across the
nation, and proponents of
the gardens site reasons
such as saving money as
their motivation.
"I have taken th liberty
of talking to the Garden
Club of Sebring, and they
thought it vas a good idea
and would approach their


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board about putting one
together," McCollum
added.
According to McCollum,
the CRA could 'help to
locate an area, and provide
the basics necessary, like
tools and possibly fertilizer,
to help get it started.
"I think it's a great idea,"
fellow board member Gene
Brenner said.
CRA Director Pete
Pollard suggested that the
current Washington Heights
plan included a community
garden.
The board reached a con-
sensus to allow McCollum
to research areas and come
up with a simple budget for
the next meeting.


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1050 Legal
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE'OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO.28-2009-CA-000102
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
V.
JOACHIN C. JEAN GILLES a/k/a JOACHIN
JEAN-GILLES; et. al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JOACHIN C. JEAN GILLES
a/lka JOACHIN JEAN-GILLES
1779 Sycamore Court
Weston, FL 33327
(last known residence)
MARIE JEAN GILLES
a/k/a MARIE JEAN-GILLES
1779 Sycamore Court
Weston, FL 33827
(last known residence)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a complaint was
filed by WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in Highlands County, Florida:
PORTION OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 39
SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION
23; THENCE NORTH 00 20' 01", WEST,
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 23 A DISTANCE
OF 1243.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 20'
01" WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 23
A DISTANCE OF 355.75 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 890 18' 36" EAST A DISTANCE OF
612.33 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 20' 01"
EAST A DISTANCE OF 355.75 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89" 18' 36" WEST A DISTANCE OF


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THENCE RUN NORTH 49 DEGREES 28'32"
WEST A DISTANCE OF 71,50 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 42 DEGREES 11'30" WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 52.20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 47
DEGREES 39'00" WEST A DISTANCE OF
10.39 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 49 DEGREES


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1050 Legls
612.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE
EASEMENT PARCEL DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A
NON-EXCLUSIVE, UNOBSTRUCTED, EASE-
MENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY:
A PORTION OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP
39 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 23; THENCE NORTH 00 20'
01" WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 23
A DISTANCE OF 1243.05 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89 18' 36" EAST A DISTANCE OF
587.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 00 20' 01" WEST'A DIS-
TANCE OF 1423.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE SOUTH 89
18' 36" EAST A LONG THE NORTH LINE OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SEC-
TION 23 A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 20' 01" EAST A. DISTANCE-OF
1398.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 18' 36"
EAST A DISTANCE OF 532.46 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00 20' 01" WEST A DISTANCE OF
688.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89" 18'.36"
EAST A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 00 20' 01" EAST A.DISTANCE OF
713.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89" 18' 36"
WEST A DISTANCE OF 607.47 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
S TOGETHER WITH all the Improvements'
now or hereafter erected on the property, and
all easements, 'rights, appurtenances, rents,
royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and prof-
Its, water rights and stock and all fixtures now
or hereafter attached to the property..
Said complaint has been filed against you
and you.are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Gerald D. Da-
vis, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address Is Tre-
nam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O'Neill &
Mullis, P.A., Post Office Box 3542, St. Peters-
burg, Flrida .33731, on or before May 11,
2009 or within thirty (30) days after the first
publication, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.-
,WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 1st day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Ann Kopp
As Deputy Clerk
S April 10, 17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
.FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-127
INNRE: ESTATE OF
,MARY A. DENNIS a/ka MARY
AILEEN DENNIS,
Deceased.
D NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARY
A. DENNIS a/k/a MARY AILEEN DENNIS, de-
ceased, whose date of death was March 18,
2009, and whose Social Security Number is
401-22-3368, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name
and address 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..
S 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 April 10, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Billle C. Ferrante
33 Hudson St.
Warwick, NY 10990
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert E. Livingston
Florida Bar No. 0031259
-445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156
1 April 10, 17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001516
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE "
LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2007-5,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
DONALD TAUBER AND MERIDITH BEALE;
LYNNE TAUBER; DANIEL BEALE,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 23, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-001516 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR HARBORVIEW MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST.
MORTGAGE LOAN PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff and DONALD
TAUBER AND MERIDITH BEALE are defend-
ant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT
11:00 A.M. on April 23, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 16 AND 17, AND A PORTION OF
LOT 15, BLOCK 302, OF LAKE SEBRING SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH THAT POR-
TION OF LOT 15 BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE
MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 15;


10 0 Legals
28'32" E A DISTANCE OF 125.23 FEET TO
A POINT 0 A CURVE; THENCE IN A NORTH-
EASTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG ARC OF
CURVE TO THE RIGHT (CURVE HAVING FOR
ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 1294.00 FEET,
A CENTRAL CURVE OF 0 DEGREES 09'51"
AND CHORD BEARING NORTH 37 DEGREES
25'50" EAST) A DISTANCE OF 3.70 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING: LESS AND EX-
CEPT STATE ROAD S-17 RIGHT OF WAY.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU'RE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE\PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PeASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION T 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 23rd day
of March, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF;
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
S10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-115551
April 10, 17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE'NO.: 28-20P8-CA-001253
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TONY PIERRE; NORMA PIERRE; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS 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'
7th day of April, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 28-2008-CA-001253, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, wherein COUNTRY-
WIDE HOME LOANS, INC., is the Plaintiff and
TONY PIERRE; NORMA PIERRE; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT.PROPERTY,
are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best biddir 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 1st day of May, 2009, the
following-described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTi28, IN BLOCK 22, OF SUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, AT PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (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 7th day of April, 2009.
; ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
i 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
April 17, 24,2009
NOTICE OF PROPOSED AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Proposed
Agency Action is approval of the irrigation on
10 acres to serve palm trees known as Ray-
mond & Lena Tubbs. The project is located in
Highlands County, Section(s) 6, Township 35
South, Range 29 East. The permit applicant Is
Jackson Creek Tree Farm, whose address Is
3320 Tubbs Road, Sebring, FL. The permit
number is ?0004068.004.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to
above is 'available for Inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District), Records
and Data Supervisor, '2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are af-
fected by the District's action regarding this
application, may request an administrative
hearing inr accordance with Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chap-
ter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code
(F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A
request for hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interests of each person request-
ing the hearing will be affected by the Dis-
trict's action, or proposed action; (2) state all
material facts disputed by each person re-
questing the hearing or state that there are no
disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with
Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing
must be filed with and received by the Agency
Clerk of the District at the District's Brooks-
ville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication
of this notice (or within 14 days for an Envi-
ronmental: Resource Permit application with
Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sover-
eign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a re-
quest for hearing within thls time period shall
constitute a waiver of any right such person
may have to request a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. '
Because tie administrative hearing process Is
designed to formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the District's fi-
nal action may, be different 'from the position
taken by it In this notice of proposed agency
action. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affcted by any such final decision of
the Dlstriction the application have the right of
petition to become a party to the proceeding,
in accordance with the requirements set forth
above.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. PC 09-147
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WENDELL SPAULDING CONNICK
a.k.a. WENDALL S. CONNICK
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 WENDELL SPAULDING CONNICK
a.k.a. WENDALL S. CONNICK, deceased, File
Number PC 09-147; by the Circuit Court for
Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division,
the, address of which -is 590 S. Commerce
Avenue, Sebring, Florida.33870; that the dece-
dent's date of death was October 30, 2008;
that the total value of the estate Is $1,921.36
and that the names and addresses of those to
whom It has been assigned by such order are:
Edith S. Connick
Hardee Manor Healthcare
401 Orange PL
Wauchula, FL 33873
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment.
was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-'
tration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE;
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication ofjthis No-
tice is April 17, 2009.
Persons Giving Notice:
/s/ Edith S. Connick
Hardee Manor Healthcare; 401 Orange Place
Wauchula, Florida 33872
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
/s/ David F. Lanier
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863)453-4457
April 17, 24, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. GC-2007-609
DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff, :
.vs.
MELANIE HOLLINS, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
March 23, 2009 and entered in Case GC-
2007,-609 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE& BANK,
N.A., is the Plaintiff and MELANIE HOLLINS;
RICKY HOLLINS; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00
AM, on the 23rd day of April, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
THE EAST 10.5 FEET OF LOT 10, ALL OF
LOT 11 AND THE WEST 29 FEET OF LOT 12,
BLOCK "I" TULANE SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 61A, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 418 W HAL MCRAE BOULEVARD,
AVON PARK, FL 33825
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale,
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on March 25, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018.
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07024822 advanta-conv-r- cgonzalez
** See Americans with Disabilites Act
April 10,17, 2009
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION .
CASE NO. 07001132GCS
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICARDO G. SOUZA, etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
March 23, 2009 and entered in Case No.
07001132GCS of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plaintiff, and RICARDO G. SOUZA;
REGINA M.B. SOUZA; THE LAS PALMAS RE-
SORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the
23rd day of April, 2009, the following descrl-
bed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment:
LOT 645 OF LAS PALMAS RESORT, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF COVE-
NANTS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASEMENTS
FOR LAS PALMAS RESORT, RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1830 AT PAGE
1392 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-"
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO KNOWN
AS:
THE SOUTH EAST HALF, MORE OR LESS,
OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY
(THE DIVIDING LINE FOR THE PROPERTY
BEING COEXTENSIVE WITH THE PART WALL
WHICH DIVIDES THE DUPLEX LOCATED
UPON JHE PROPERTY) LEGALLY DESCRI-
BED AS:
LOT 645
THE SOUTHEASTERLY HALF OF THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: A POR-
TION OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, TOWN OF AVON
PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT


by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-
471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: klrkzimmer-
man@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office lo-
cated at 368 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. If obtaining documents via the web site, it
shall be the bidders responsibility to check for
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WEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 48 SEC-
ONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID LOT 12, 322.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 35 SECONDS
EAST, 385.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 47 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST,
41.50 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 07 MINUTES
20 SECONDS WEST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 41 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 40 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 48
DEGREES 07 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST,
26.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 41,DEGREES 52
MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST, 58.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A/K/A 600 E. CANFIELD STREET #645,
AVON PARK, FL 33825
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus- from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on March 25, 2009.
Robert W. Geramine
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07057999 NMNC-FNMA-R-khartmaier
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the Americans Disabilities
Act, persons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation'to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Individual or agency
sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates,
P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018,
telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
April 10, 17, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 09-140-GCS
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK,
Plaintiff,
V.
JUSTIN M. ROBERTS; CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; AND ANY, AND ALL 'UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT
#1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT
#4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO
ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against De-
fendant, JUSTIN M. ROBERTS, dated the
23rd day of March, 2009, in Case No. 09-140-
GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in
which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is
the Plaintiff and JUSTIN M. ROBERTS is the
Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room,
of the Highlands County Courthouse, located
at 430 S. Commerce Avenue,'Sebring, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of May, 2009, the
following described property as' set forth in
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against De-
fendant, JUSTIN M. ROBERTS, and described
as follows:
Lot 23, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, Sec-
tion D, according to the plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book 7, Page 13, of the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida.
Real Property Address: 1541 Black Bear
Avenue, Lake Placid,'FL 33852.
DATED on April 7th, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull-
As Deputy Clerk
April 17, 24, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001479
CIVIL DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON
BEHALF OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST AND FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES
CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES
2006-ASAP6, ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
SERGIO DASILVA AND MARIA DASILVA,
HUSBAND AND WIFE; PALISADES
COLLECTION, L.L.C.
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 23, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-001479 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA,
N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF ACE SE-
CURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLD-
ERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUI-
TY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-ASAP6, AS-
SET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, Plaintiff and SERGIO DASILVA AND
MARIA DASILVA, HUSBAND AND WIFE are
defendantss, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH
COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT
11:00 A.M. on April 23, 2009, the following
described property as set forth In said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 12, SEBRING SHORES DEVELOP-
MENT SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, AT PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO-NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.


Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S.,
to settle an administrative dispute regarding
the District's proposed action in this matter Is
not available prior to the filing of a request for
hearing.A
April 17,2009


DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 24th day
of March,-2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:


THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DES-
OTO COUNTY, ( OF WHICH HIGHLANDS
COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-


1050 Legls
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-113596
April 10,17, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000955
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JASON W. ANDERSON; TIA ANDERSON
A/K/A TIA M. STONE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS 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
23rd day:of March, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 28-2008-CA-000955, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for High-
lands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK
USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff
and JASON W. ANDERSON; TIA ANDERSON
A/K/A TIA M. STONE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,, are Defend-
ants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN
THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUN-
TY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE
AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 23rd day of April, 2009, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 30, IN BLOCK 282, OFSUN 'N LAKE
ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS 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 24th day of MARCH, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
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
., April 10,17,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL.CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001435
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS "*'
TRUSTEE OF MAIDEN LANE ASSET-BACKED
SECURITIES I TRUST 2008-1;
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
JOSEPH L. PASQUALE AND JAI PASQUALE;
HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PLACID
LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INCL; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 23, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-CA-001435 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS
County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF MAIDEN
LANE ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST
2008-1, Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. PASQUALE
AND JAI PASQUALE are defendantss, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT
OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M. on
April 23, 2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 40, IN BLOCK 73, OF A RESUBDIVI-
SION OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SEVEN,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 72, 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.
IF YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEED ANY ACCOMMODATION IN OR-
DER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION AT 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE,
SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, TELEPHONE
(941) 386-6617, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING
DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-
955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 24th day
of March, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
HIGHLANDS County, Florida
By: /sl Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
AT-ORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
10004 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618
08-114069
April 10,17,2009


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INVITATION TO BID
CITY OF SEBRING
SEBRING, FLORIDA
The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City
Purchasing Department for:
ITB # 09-024: Fencing at Western blvd. Waste Water
Treatment Plant
Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may
be obtained from our webslte at: mysebring.com or










www. newssun. cor

1055 Highlands
1055 County Legals
Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the
bid number and name as to Identify the enclosed bid.
Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Pur-
chasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach
the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday, May
07, 2009, of the official time clock In the purchasing
office. Proposals received later than the date and time
specified will be rejected. The City will not be respon-
sible for the late delivery of any bids that are incor-
rectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any
other type of delivery service.
The submitting firm will be required to comply with all
applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of
local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction,
including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Fed-
eral Government Equal Employment Opportunity
clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,
1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR
Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public
Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. 287.133, et seq, as amended)
and the provisions In Fla. Stat. 287.134, et seq, as
amended, regarding discrimination.
The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the
award; if an award Is made, will be made to the most
responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indi-
cate that the award will be in the best interest of the'
City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to
waive Irregularities In the bid.
Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
Sebring, Florida
April 17,22, 2009

HIGHLANDS COUNTY
LEGAL NOTICES
........................................
The following legal notices are fromthe Highlands
County Board of County Commissioners and are be-
ing published in the font, size, and leading as per their
specifications.


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2100 Help Wanted

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING
Excellent opportunity for an experienced RN
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2100 Help Wanted
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Mail Resume to: PO BOX 991.
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MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit Union is seeking
a Teller Manager for the Sebring area. Re-
sponsibilities include supervision of teller
staff, staff scheduling, assigning duties, serv-
ing and directing members, performing trans-
actions and audits, fee collection, and cross
selling credit union products and services.
Candidates must possess a minimum of 5
years recent teller experience to include 2 to 3
years of senior, lead, head, and/or teller man-
ager experience and thorough knowledge of
federal banking regulations. H.S. Diploma/
GED required. Excellent pay, benefits, and in-
centives are available. Please apply online at
www.midflorida.com Drug Free Workplace


General Labor- Construction
CDL-A w/Hazmat
Light Industrial-All Shifts
Carpenters w/Tools
*Equipment Operators

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

3735 Kenilworth Blvd.
471-2774
EOE/Drug Free Workplace

NURSE MANAGER LPN -Resident Service
Manager at Crown Point Assisted Living, ex-
perienced in assisted living preferred but not
required, sincere dedicated individual with a
desire to serve others and able to multi-task.
Apply in Person at: 5005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 863-386-1060 or fax resume to:
863-386-4925
PART-TIME MASSAGE THERAPIST needed.
Call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Sebring YMCA. 863-382-9622
RECEPTIONIST needed, answer phones, greet
visitors, some computer skills required, hours.
5pm-8pm M-F, 12pm-8pm Sat. & Sun. 863-
453-5200 or fax resume to 863-453-5308,
The Oaks at Avon, 1010 US 27 N, Avon Park
ROYAL CARE of Avon Park currently has FT
positions available for C.N.A.'s to work 7-3
and 11-7 shifts that have a willingness to give
excellent loving care to our residents. We of-
fer an excellent benefit package, performance
incentives, staff recognition program, and
many others. If you want to become part of
the Royal Care Team, apply in person.at Royal
Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. EOE, M/F, DFWP.
WAUCHULA RIDGE AREA ARC Resale Store,
F/T positions in Wauchula, excellent customer
service skills required; Store Manager.-retail
experience required, Donation Assistant Cash-
ier. Accepting applications through April 20,
2009. Apply in person at Ridge Area Arc, 120
W. College Dr., Avon Park, FL EOE/Drug Free
Workplace


3050 Business
30 0 Opportunities
WHOLESALE SUPERMARKET for sale in Lake
Placid area. Great opportunity, only one in the
area, fully equipped, 786-543-3979


408A0 Homes for Sale
W0U Sebring
LUXURY LAKEFRONT, 3,588 sf. home
featured in Home & Garden TV, Vaulted
Ceilings, Privacy Gate. Unique & Beautiful.
Solid Cypress Log Home on Lake Josephine.
VanDeRee Auction 941-488-1500
www.vanderee.com

I Homes for Sale
4100 Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR,
2BA, full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant
shelves, all large rooms, close to Placid
Lakes park & boat ramp. Deeded Lake
June access. NOW $199,000. 620 Cat-
fish Creek Rd in Placid Lakes. Meyer
Homes, INC. 863-414-4075, cell
or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.
PLACID LAKES 3BR, 2.5BA, 2CG double lot,
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. REDUCED $220,000
OBO. By appt., call 407-973-1532.

4120 Villas & Condos
4 12 For Sale
Sebring- Beautiful 2BR/2BA/2 carport
condo. New appliances, new A/C.
Excellent condition.
321 Manor Circle, off Thunderbird Rd.
Call 863-471-3106.


5050 Mobile Homes
505 For Sale


SEBRING WHISPER LAKE MHP.Completely
remodeled, partially furnished, 14 x 60 2BR,
2BA, 2-car Carport, all new12 x 15 Florida
room, newly painted, remodeled baths, kitch-
en; new heat pump/A/C, 12x12 Shop, close to
shopping. $32,000 obo. 863-382-1965.
SELECTION of 1 & 2 Bedroom units for sale,
friendly/active 55+ park, located near shop-
ping, banks, hospital, reasonable lot rent incl.
S/W/G and lawn mowing. Call for more info.
or to see units. No pets please.
Call (863) 385-7034
/
5150 Mobile Homes
5 I For 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.


6050 ........
6050 Duplexes for Rent
SEBRING Beautiful 2BR 1BA 2CP duplex;
great location, close to.US 27, screen porch,
new carpet, apple. incl., ceiling fans, A/C, no
smoke, $550 mo: + security. Call 305-490- .
5399

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Spectacular Views from Lakeside Dock. 3BR's, 2BA, 3CG, 1.2 Acres


Uniquely hand crafted solid cypress log home with 3,588 total sq. ft. of luxurious
living with unsurpassed attention to details. Turn key furnished. Vaulted ceil-
ings, superior quality materials & accessories grace this one-of-a-kind home. See
through stone fireplace rises from floor to ceiling 32 ft in great room. Majestic cy-
press tree stairway leads to the 2nd floor. Grand master suite with "ultra jetted"
tub surrounded by marble. Spacious well appointed gourmet kitchen. Fully air
conditioned oversized 2 car garage with workshop and 1/2 bath. Private in home
office. French doors & arched windows throughout look out upon the natural
wooded, WATERFRONT environment. Paver driveway. Fenced and private secu-
rity gated entry. Dock with double lift & your very own pontoon boat to access
the old Florida shores of Lake Josephine. Spend mornings and evenings enjoying
the breeze coming from the lakes horizon. Truly a masterpiece & exq site work
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6100 :Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
SEBRING 2BR 1BA furnished condo in a
beautiful 55+ gated community, non-smoking
unit, includes W/D, cable, many household
Items, Call 863-385-0552 or 863-873-1426
SEBRING Unfurnished Condo with view of
lake; 2BR, 1.5BA, pool. Close to shopping,
For Sale Option. Please call 863-422-4232
evenings & weekends.

6150 Furnished
615 Apartments
AVON PARK Furnished or unfurnished, 2BR,
1BA, 1CP, W/D, $500 mo. + 1st, last & securi-
ty, extra parking, Call 863-453-3599

6200 Unfurnished
620 AlApartm
AVON PARK BANYAN WOODS APTS &
FROSTPROOF ELKHORN APTS are currently
taking applications on 1 & 2 BR units. Rent
starts at $434. Some handicapped units avail-
able. Call for more details, 863-452-0800 or
863-635-4264. Pet friendly. Some income
restrictions do apply. Background check
required. 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
BEAUTIFUL APTS
2BR 1BA, tile floors, air conditioned, screen
back porch, beautiful landscaping, $695 mo.
Pets OK, 3106 Medical Way
(8631446-1822
DINNER LAKE area, Sebring. 1 & 2 bedroom
apartments. $495 $600/mo. Includes water,
large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors.
Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861
FREE RENT special, free cable, Lg clean, quiet
1/1, tile floors, central air, laundry room, no
dogs, cat OK, 863-385-1999.
HOPE VILLAS NOW RENTING
2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. Monthly rent
beginning at $519 plus utilities. Applicants
must be'employed in Farm/Grove Labor
receiving minimum annual gross income
$3998. Rental Assistance Available to
Qualified Applicants. Handicap units available.
Rental Info & Applications. Hope Villas, 2300
Hope Circle, Sebring, FL Call 863-382-3144;
(TDD 1-800-955-8771) Mon Fri, 9 am 5
pm. Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.



LEMON TREE APTS.
Single story 1 bedrooms w/private patio NEW
refrig, stove, washer/dryer. WSG incl. Pets
OK, quiet friendly Avon Park Communty Call
386-503-8953
NOW LEASING. PARK PLAZA
A BRAND NEW rental complex located in
Avon Park. Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath
apartment homes Pet friendly. A must see!
1ST MONTH RENT IS FREE!!
Please call 305-335-2227 for more info.

RE-HABED LAKEFRONT UNITS
SEBRING 1BR, 1BAin 55+ Community.
Beautiful white sand beach, boat dock, club-
house. $302.50 per month. 813-716-1683.


6250 Furnished Houses
SEBRING 2BR 2BA niobile home in Leisure
Acres Park, attached carport, utility shed,
wheelchair ramp, 55+, no pets or smoke,
$600 mo., 1st, last & $400 security. Call 863-
385-7745 or 863-214-3760


6300 Unfurnished Houses,
28bR/1BA homes recently
remodeled. New carpet & paint.
$400/mo, 1st, last & sec.
Call 863-991-5159.
LP- For.Rent -,1,2 & 3 bedroom
apts. & houses available in Lake
Placid. Please call Compton Realty
for a list at 863-465-4158.
S U


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 intband. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanks!!!l!
PROFESSIONAL KAREOKE, CD-CDGs, player,
speakers, monitor, 2 microphones, everything
to go! Works great! Call 863-465-5950 or
863-243-9242


7310 Bargain Buys
198718' Renken I/O with trailer. Volvo penta
engine, needs work. $500, call Doc at 863-
835-1431
1996 MURRAY BICYCLE, rack on front &
back, fair tires, $50,137 Pine Street, Sebring
2 FULL size bedspreads, $20 each, 863-382-
4273
2 TYPEWRITERS and 4 metal desks, in good
condition, all for $500 OBO, 863-873-5368
CHAINSAW -16" electric, like new w/2 new
blades & 1 gallon chain oil, $50, 863-441-
4418
COFFEE TABLE 52 X 22, TILE TOP, GOOD
CONDITION, $30, 863-873-3801
COKE COOLER Old floor model, collectible,
dates back from late 40's or early 50's, GOOD
shape, $50, 863-471-1546
COLLECTIBLE SELLOUT (Harder Hall area) 3
tables full! Great glassware, hhold, best buys!
Dealer takes all for $95. Call 863-214-6697
DINING TABLE, solid light oak w/4 chairs and
1 leaf. Like new. $175, 863-382-4273
DOUBLE STROLLER, reversible seats or holds
baby carrier, 1 yr. old, Contours by Kolcraft,
$100, Call 863-441-3061
DOUBLE STROLLER, umbrella style by Jeep,
reclining seats, sunshield, $40, Call 863-441-
3061
DR. SCHOLL'S thermal paraffin bath & 3 Ibs.
of new wax. Like new in box. $10, 863-471-
3292
DRESSER/MIRROR, wood, French Provencial,
Cream/Gold, 9 drawers, $45, 863-441-2307
GOODYEAR TIRE, like new, P-195-60-R-15,
.$15, Call 863-385-4690


I NEED a home! Puppy Shepard/Lab mix, 8
mos. old, female, loving and fun! Come meet
me. Call 863-655-5979
KING MATTRESS and box springs for sale or
trade for queen bed. Serta with quilted top. Ex.
cond., $250, 863-382-4273


7310 Bargain Buys
MIRROR Beautiful peach colored beveled
mirror, large, $225, 863-243-1582
ORGAN Kimball Swinger 500. Yours for only
$200. Please call 863-465-5950 or 863-243-
9242
PAINT BRUSHES, oil & latex, 3", new! $2
each, 863-441-4418
POWER CORD, 100', indoor/outdoor, extra
heavy, 15 amps, new, $20, 863-441-4418
RECLINER, blue, excellent shape, $50. 863-
382-4273
ROLLTOP DESK Full size solid oak, 21 draw-
ers, 7 slots, excellent condition, a super buy,
$500 firm. Call 863-471-1546 anytime
RUG Area rug 10 x 12, burgundy/cream/
green floral, no stains, like new, ABSOLUTELY
BEAUTIFUL! $110, 863-471-1546 anytime.
SEARS CRAFTSMAN self-propelled mower
with grass catcher, $100,137 Pine Street,
Sebring
SEARS lawn mower, $75.00, Sears wide angle
coated binoculars, $10, 863-465-1091
SERTA MATTRESS and box springs w/quilted
top. Like new, sell $250 or trade for queen
size. 863-382-4273


SEBRING
(1) Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2BA,
4221 Elson Ave, $700/mo + $600 sec.
(2) 2BR, 1 BA, 1 CG, 3437 Sparta Circle, $650
mo/ + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING 2BR 2BA 1CG, screen porch, new
tile, appliances included, no smoke or pets, 1-
year lease, $695 per month + security, 863-
.386-0868
SEBRING 3BR 1.5BA, 1CG, Appl. incl., re-'
cently remodeled, $675 mo. + security depos-
it; SEBRING 3BR 1 BA, CP, Appl. incl., $575
mo. + security. Call 917-657-3701 or 917-
723-6473
SEBRING 3BR 1BA 1CG w/extra lot,
120x100 fenced, 1 block from hospital and
Walmart, close to SFCC, $900 month, $1,500
security deposit, 863-458-0551
SEBRING 3BR 2BA 1CG, 3 blacks
from YMCA, $825 mo. + $1,000 se-
curity. Excellent condition, nice
neighborhood, 863-402-0400 or
863-414-0842
SEBRING 3BR 2BA 2CG, screen porch, com-
pletely remodeled in Sun 'n Lake, close to
hospital and school, appliances, for more in-
formation call 863-382-2239
SEBRING Completely renovated 3/2/1,
screen enclosed pool, large patio, huge fenced
yard, indoor laundry, all appliances, unfur-
nished, $1,100 mo. + utilities or available sea-
sonally w/3 mos. minimum. For more info.
863-655-5376
STEAL OF A Deall Home on Lake Grassy, all
redone, new kitchen w/appl., tile, roof, 3B/2
full baths, dock, boathouse, deck & awning,
BEAUTIFUL! $280,000.
This one will not last! Call 863-465-5950

6600 Business & Offices
660 For Rent
Downtown Sebring -1 Month Free RentIl
Limited time offers 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.halnzcenter.com


7000
Merchandise


7030 EstateSales
SEBRING 1919 Wightman Ave., April 17th,
18th, 19th, 8am 3pm, most everything under
$1.00-- clothes, toys, household, lots of mis-
cellaneous items
SEBRING 3726 THUNDERBIRD HILL CIR.,-
Sat, Apr. 18, 8am-4pm, Everything Goes!


7180 Furniture


-SIDE-BY-SIDE refrigerator, hardly used. $450,
excellent shape, also has ice maker; Call 863-
465-5950 or 863-243-9242
SLEEPER/COUCH, Florida colors, good condi-
tion, $60 obo, 863-873-3801
TOSHIBA 1350 COPIER & STORAGE STAND,
WORKS GREAT! HARDLY USED. $350, 863-
465-5950 OR 863-243-9242
TV CONSOLE on swivel, base beautiful wood,
$15, 863-214-6697
TV CONVERTER box! New! Unopened. $10,
863-214-6697
TWIN ADJUSTIBLE bed with base, Serta, re-
mote control & clean, $450, Call 863-385-
5946
TWO ANIMAL traps $25, Call 863-655-5586
or 863-414-8088
VACUUM Upright Kenmore, like new, new
belt & bag, works like new, $20, 863-402-
2285
WEED EATER.- $50,137 Pine Street, Sebring
WOOD 2x4, 2x6, trim pieces, good selec-
tions, $20, 863-873-3801
WORK TABLE Heavy Duty, 60" x 36", $25,
863-873-3801


7320 Grage &Yard Sales
AVON PARK 2880 N. GARLAND RD., Fri-Sat,
8am-?, large family sale! Too. much to list!
Don't miss this one!
AVON PARK 2957 N. Tivoli Rd., Fri & Sat,
April 17 & 18, 8am-?, furniture, electronics,
kitchen items, clothes, hold, MUCH MORE!
Behind Avon Park Lakes.
LORIDA- 1808 US 98, Church of
God of Prophecy, Fri & Sat, April
17-18, 8AM-? Furniture, home-
made jelly, snacks and misc.
BBQ Dinner on 18th, $7 plate
SEBRING 1720 Dahlia Terr., Sat, 7am7?,
glass door Pepsi cooler, furn, prom dresses,
hold items, girls stuff, fishing items, MORE!
SEBRING 202 Eagle Ave., Fri-Sat, April 17 &
18, 8am-?, wheelbarrow,'lots of miscellane-
ous. Come on by!
SEBRING 2025 Fernway St., Fri, April 17,
8am-1pm, collectibles, musical instruments,
books, clothes,tools, yard items, lots more!
SEBRING 3146 Delay/are Ave. Fairmount
MHE, Fri, Sat, Sun, Apr. 17-19, 8-2, Furniture,
pics, household accessories, DVD's, CD's,
cassettes,'lamps, paperbacks, pillows, desk &
chair, radio w/CD & cassette, office supplies,
hoses, kit. appl., too much to list!
SEBRING 4348 Schumacher Rd., Good
Shepherd Lutheran, 1 mi. W. of Walmart, Sat.
4/18, 8am-2pm, rummage & bake sale


SEBRING 4842 San Lorenzo, Fri-Sat, 7am-?,
Children's consignment store closing! Huge
inventory, racks, check-out counter, clothes


Sebrino 8 Families Big Sale
Sat., April 18th, 8AM-? 4111 Page Ave.,
Harder Hall area. Tools, 100 pairs of jeans,
Jewel-T, Wedge wood, furniture, toys, baby
items, household, collectibles + lots of misc.
SEBRING Sebring Country Estates, 430
Sprite Ave., 8am-2pm, Saturday, golf clubs,
hospital bed, & lots of miscellaneous.
SEBRING 3305 Sparkling Dr, Sat, April 18th,
8am-2pm. Take Scenic Hwy to Summit. Some
furniture, household items, large variety of
items. NO SALES BEFORE 8 AM!


7340 Wanted to Buy
HOUSE TRAILER FRAMES with or without ax-
els, Call 863-202-5574


7520 ets & Supplies
Boston Terrier, male, fully trained,
4 yrs old. $500. AKC registered, vet
certified. Also 4 puppies available.
Call 863-453-9584


84 0 0 Recreational Vehicles
35' Holiday Rambler Ultralite Custom TT
1995 12' slide. Oak floors & cabinets, rear
queen BR, new tires & batteries, Beautiful,
like new, oak interior. New $32,236. Asking
$5,995 OBO. 863-471-3329 or 863-414-6564.


9450 Automoe for Sale
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE'RS'; Auto, pwr
windows & locks, AM/FM/CD, front & rear
spoilers, 17" alloy wheels. MUST SELL!
$2,595 OBO. 863-381-8710.


SIDE TABLE w/attached lamp, solid wood wal-
nut color side tbl., magazine rack, good condi-
tion, $35, Call 863-471-1546 anytime


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News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE
As Eli Tamayo passes the baton to Darren Martin, Walker Memorial held the lead over
Santa Fe in the 4X800 relay at the District 10-1A trackmieet Wednesday. Santa Fe would,
catch them by the end, but the Eagles second-place finish sends the quartet of Tamayo,
Martin, Airon Bautista and Brandon Harrell to the regional meet April 23 in Napels.


Special :; rli i Nees-Si,
AVON PARK The
Walker Memorial boys' track
team was led by sophomore
Ephraim Paustian at
Wednesday ':District 1Q0-1A
meet at the Chet Brojek
Track at Avon Park High
School.
Paustian extended his track
season with fourth place fin-
ishes in both the 100 meters
(:12.00) and the 200 meters
(:24.15).
The top four finishers in
each event at the district meet
move on to the regional com-
petition.
Paustian and the second
place Walker Memorial boys
4x800 relay team of Eli
Tamayo, Darren Martin,
Aaron Bautista and Brandon
Harrell will compete next
Thursday in the Region 3-
Class 1A meet 'at the
Comniuniti School of
Naples.
Continued on page 4B


Ephraim Paustian raced to a fourth-place finish in the 100-
meter dash at Wednesday's district track meet at Avon Park
to qualify for the Region 3-1A meet next week.


Panthers stumbling but still alive


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
It was a rough outing for
the South Florida Panthers
Wednesday, as the Suncoast
Conference champion
Manatee Lancers ran them
through by a 15-3 margin.
"They are conference
champions for a reason,"
head coach Rick Hitt said.
"They are a very good club."
And yet,
Manatee SFCC had a
15 chance early
St .set the
tone. load-
South Floridatone load-
ing the
S. bases in the
,top -of the
First \ ith
nobody out.
Unfortunately, the wrong
tone was set as two strike-
outs and a ground out ended
the inning with nary a run
crossing the plate.
"'We had .a chance to get
some earl\, but were not able
to," Hin said. "We let them
off the hook."
The lost scoring opportuni-
ty didn't help Chaz Abeln's
effort on the mound, which
was strong early as he struck
'out ten over the first four and
two-thirds innings.
His outing was further
hampered by some defensive
miscues in the fifth that lead


Ne %s-sun tile photo hy DAN HUit-Nt.
The South Florida Panthers late season slide has them
ducking under the expectations the strong early season set.


to a seven-run inning that
broke the game open.
On the day, the Panthers
stranded 12 base runners and


six of the Manatee runs
scored were unearned, show-
ing what a big difference the
little things can make.


That makes it six losses in
seven April games for South
Florida, dropping them to 8-
14 in conference play.
Fortunately, the upper half
of the Suncoast beat up on
the lower half, overall,
Wednesday, with* St.
Petersburg pounding
Hillsborough 13-3 and
Pasco-Hernando pummeling
Polk 10-0 on a one-hit pitch-
ing effort from Charlie
Olson.
Polk broke up Olson's no-
hit bid, which would d have
been the first in the 18-\ear
history of the Conquistador
program, with one out in the
eighth inning..
But with the losses, the
Panthers are still breathing as
the\ trail Hillsborough for
the coveted fourth spot by
two games, with three left to
play.
Two of those are the sea-
son-ending series against the
Hawks, Saturday and
Monday, which could very
well decide their fate.
Although, their fate could
be determined tonight with a
home contest against
Manatee and St. Petes visits
Hillsborough.
"Three games to play, two
of them at home," Hitt said.
"We hope to play better these
last few."


Silent Salesman make some noise


Courtesy photo
The Silent Salesmen won the Sebring Senior Softball League Division 2 winter season with a 12-3 record. Pictured, front
row, left to right' Sergio Preito, Tom Royal, Roque Socarros, Don Cunningham, Kenneth Filppula, Harley Smith and Mike
Jurmu. Back row, left to right: Ron Reese, Bob Flack, Dick Harmic, Jerry Johnston, Ray Concepcion, Syd Collins, Richard
Godfrey, Julian Vanisacker, Marvin Knutilla and Leo Lypps.


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THE SCOREBOARD


FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Cleveland vs. Detroit
Saturday: Detroit at Cleveland, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: Detroit at Cleveland,
8 p.m.
Friday, April 24: Cleveland at Detroit, 7
p.m.
Sunday, April 26: Cleveland at Detroit,
3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29: Detroit at
Cleveland, TBA, if necessary
Friday, May 1: Cleveland at Detroit,
TBA, if necessary
Sunday, May 3: Detroit at Cleveland,
TBA, if necessary
Boston vs. Chicago
Saturday: Chicago at Boston, 12:30
p.m.
Monday, April 20: Chicago at Boston, 7
p.m.
Thursday, April 23: Boston at Chicago,
8 p.m.
Sunday, April 26: Boston at Chicago, 1
p.m.
Tuesday, April 28: Chicago at Boston,
TBA, if necessary
Thursday, April 30: Boston at Chicago,
TBA, if necessary
Saturday, May 2: Chicago at Boston,
TBA, if necessary

Orlando vs. Philadelphia
Sunday: Philadelphia at Orlando, 5:30
p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: Philadelphia at
Orlando, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 24: Orlando at Philadelphia,
8 p.m.
Sunday, April 26: Orlando at
Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28: Philadelphia at
Orlando, TBA, if necessary
Thursday, April 30: Orlando at
Philadelphia, TBA, if necessary
Saturday, May 2: Philadelphia at
Orlando, TBA, if necessary
Atlanta vs. Miami
Sunday: Miami at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: Miami at Atlanta,
8 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: Atlanta at Miami,
6:30 p.m.
Monday, April 27: Atlanta at Miami, TBA
Wednesday, April 29:. Miami at Atlanta,
TBA, if necessary
Friday, May 1: Atlanta at Miami, TBA, if
necessary
Sunday, May 3: Miami at Atlanta, TBA,
if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE
L.A. Lakers vs. Utah
Sunday: Utah at L.A. Lakers, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: Utah at L.A. Lakers,
10:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: L.A. Lakers at Utah,
10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: L.A. Lakers at Utah,
9 p.m.
Monday April 27: Utah at L.A. Lakers,
TBA, if necessary
Thursday, April 30: L.A. Lakers at Utah,
TBA, if necessary
Saturday, May 2: Utah at L.A. Lakers,
TBA, if necessary
Denver vs. New Orleans
Sunday: New Orleans at Denver, 10:30
p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: New Orleans at
Denver, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: Denver at New
Orleans, 1 p.m.
Monday, April 27: Denver at New
Orleans, TBA
Wednesday, April 29: New Orleans at
Denver, TBA, if necessary
Friday, May 1: Denver at New Orleans,
TBA, if necessary
Sunday, May 3: New Orleans at Denver,
TBA, if necessary

San Antonio vs. Dallas
Saturday: Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Monday, April 20: Dallas at San
Antonio, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: San Antonio at
Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: San Antonio at
Dallas, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28: Dallas at San
Antonio, TBA, if necessary
Friday, May 1: San Antonio at Dallas,
TBA, if necessary
Sunday, May 3: Dallas at San Antonio,
TBA, if necessary
Portland vs. Houston
Saturday: Houston at Portland, 10:30
p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: Houston at Portland,
10 p.m.
Friday, April 24: Portland at Houston,
9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26: Portland at Houston,
9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28: Houston at Portland,
TBA, if necessary
Thursday, April 30: Portland at
Houston, TBA, if necessary
Saturday, May 2: Houston at Portland,
TBA, if necessary


FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Boston vs. Montreal
Thursday: Montreal at Boston, late
Saturday: Montreal at Boston, 8 p.m.
Monday, April 20: Boston at Montreal, 7
p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: Boston at
Montreal, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: Montreal at Boston,
7 p.m., if necessary
Monday, April 27: Boston at Montreal,
TBD, if necessary
Wednesday, April 29: Montreal at
Boston, TBD, if necessary

Washington vs. N.Y. Rangers
Wednesday: N.Y. Rangers 4,


Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers lead series
1-0
Saturday: N.Y. Rangers at Washington,
1 p.m.
Monday, April 20: Washington at N.Y.
Rangers, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: Washington at
N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 24: N.Y. Rangers at
Washington, 7 p.m., if necessary
Sunday, April 26: Washington at N.Y.
Rangers, 2 p.m., if necessary
Tuesday, April 28: N.Y. Rangers at
Washington, TBD, if necessary


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV


AUTo RACING
FRIDAY
9:30 p.m. NASCAR Bashas' Supermarkets 200. ESPN2
SATURDAY
6 p.m. NHRA Summit Southern Nationals .. ESPN2
8 p.m. NASCAR Subway Fresh Fit 500....... FOX
................................. ............... ................ ........


9:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
3 p.m.

9:30 a.m.
1 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.


GoLF
FRIDAY
EuroPGA Volvo China Open......... GOLF
PGA Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.... GOLF
PGA Verizon Heritage ............. GOLF
SATURDAY
EuroPGA Volvo China Open......... GOLF
PGA Verizon Heritage ............. GOLF
PGA Verizon Heritage .............. CBS
PGA Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am..... NBC


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
FRIDAY
2 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs........... .. WGN
7:30 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay ...... SUN
SATURDAY
1 p.m. Florida at Washington ................ SUN
3:30 p.m. Regional Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees,
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers or St. Louis at Chicago Cubs FOX
7 p.m. Chicago Whie Sox at Tampa Bay ...... WGN


NBA PLAYOFFS
SATURDAY
12:30 p.m. Chicago at Boston................... ESPN
3 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland ................. ABC
8 p.m. Miami at Atlanta .................. ESPN
10:30 p.m. Houston at Portland ................ ESPN


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
FRIDAY
7p.m. New England at D.C. United......... ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


New Jersey vs. Carolina
Wednesday: New Jersey 4, Carolina 1,
New Jersey leads series 1-0
Friday: Carolina at New Jersey, 7:30
p.m.
Sunday: New Jersey at Carolina, 7:30
p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: New Jersey at
Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: Carolina at New
Jersey, 7:30 p.m., if necessary
Sunday, April 26: New Jersey at
Carolina, TBD, if necessary
Tuesday, April 28: Carolina at New
Jersey, 7:30 p.m., if necessary
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia
Wednesday: Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia
1, Pittsburgh leads series 1-0
Friday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m
Sunday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3
p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: Pittsburgh at
Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: Philadelphia at
Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., if necessary
Saturday, April 25: Pittsburgh at
Philadelphia, 3 p.m., if necessary
Monday, April 27: Philadelphia at
Pittsburgh, TBD, if necessary

WESTERN CONFERENCE
San Jose vs. Anaheim
Thursday: Anaheim at San Jose, late
Sunday: Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: San Jose at Anaheim,
10:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23: San Jose at
Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: Anaheim at San
Jose, 10 p.m., if necessary
Monday, April 27: San Jose at Anaheim,
TBD, if necessary
Wednesday, April 29: Anaheim at San
Jose, TBD, if necessary
Detroit vs. Columbus
Thursday: Columbus at Detroit, late
Saturday: Columbus at Detroit, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: Detroit at Columbus,
7p.m.
Thursday, April 23: Detroit at
Columbus, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: Columbus at Detroit,
7 p.m., if necessary
Monday, April 27: Detroit at Columbus,
TBD, if necessary
Wednesday, April 29: Columbus at
Detroit, TBD, if necessary

Vancouver vs. St. Louis
Wednesday: Vancouver 2, St. Louis 1,
Vancouver leads series 1-0
Friday: St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Sunday: Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21: Vancouver at St.
Louis, 8 p.m.
.Friday, April 24: St. Louis at Vancouver,
10 p.m., if necessary
Sunday, April 26: Vancouver at St.
Louis, 8 p.m., if necessary
Tuesday, April 28: St. Louis at
Vancouver, TBD, if necessary

Chicago vs. Calgary
Thursday, April 16: Calgary at Chicago,
8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18: Calgary at Chicago,
9p.m.
Monday, April 20: Chicago at Calgary,
9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22: Chicago at
Calgary, 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: Calgary at Chicago,
9 p.m., if necessary
Monday, April 27: Chicago at Calgary,
TBD, if necessary
Wednesday, April 29: Calgary at
Chicago, TBD, if necessary


AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 7 3 .700 -


Baltimore 6 3 .667 Y'
New York 5 4 .556 1%
Tampa Bay 4 5 .444 2Y2
Boston 3 6 .333 3%2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 5 4 .556 -
Kansas City 5 4 .556 -
Chicago 4 4 .500 '2
Minnesota 4 6 .400 1
Cleveland 2 7 .222 3
West Division
W L Pct GB
Seattle 7 2 .778 -
Oakland 4 5 .444 3
Texas 4 5 .444 3
Los Angeles 3 5 .375 3%'

Wednesday's Games
Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 0
Cleveland 5, Kansas City 4
Boston 8, Oakland 2
N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3
Texas 19, Baltimore 6
Toronto 12, Minnesota 2
Seattle 11, L.A. Angels 3
Thursday's Games
Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, late
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, late
Toronto at Minnesota, late
L.A. Angels at Seattle, late
Friday's Games
Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 7:38
p.m.
Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
Detroit at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W 'L Pct GB
Florida 7 1 .875 -
Atlanta 5 3 .625 2
Philadelphia 4 3 .571 2Y2
New York 4 4 .500 3
Washington 0 7 .000 6%Y
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 7 3 .700 -
Chicago 5 3 .625 1
Cincinnati 4 4 .500 2
Pittsburgh 4 4 .500 2
Milwaukee 3 6 .333 3V
Houston 2 6 .250 4
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 6 3 .667--
San Diego 6 3 .667 -
Colorado 4 4 .500 12
Arizona 3 6 .333 3
San Francisco 2 6 .250 3%'

Tuesday's Games
Florida 5, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 1
Arizona 7, St. Louis 6, 10 innings
Wednesday's Games
Colorado 5, Chicago Cubs 2
St. Louis 12, Arizona 7
Houston 4, Pittsburgh 1
Philadelphia at Washington, ppd., rain'
N.Y. Mets 7, San Diego 2
Florida 10, Atlanta 4
Milwaukee 9, Cincinnati 3
L.A. Dodgers 5, San Francisco 4
Thursday's Games
Florida at Atlanta, late
Houston at Pittsburgh, late
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, late
Philadelphia at Washington, late
San Diego at N.Y. Mets, late
San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late
Friday's Games
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Florida at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.j
Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.
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LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


TODAY: Baseball vs. DeSoto, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: Softball at DistrictToumament, Palmetto,TBA
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Softball at DistrictToumament, Palmetto,
TBA
FRIDAY: Baseball at Clewiston, 6 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Booker, 7 p.m.; Softball at Immokalee, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys/Girls
Tennis at Districts,TBA
TUESDAY: Baseball vs. LaBelle, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY: Baseball at Avon Park, 7 p.m.
Lake Placid


Sebring


MONDAY: Baseball at McKeel Academy, 6 p.m.; Softball at DistrictToumament,
Palmetto,TBA
WEDNESDAY: Softball at DistrictToumament, Palmetto,TBA
THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Port St. Lucie, 6 p.m.


TODAY: Baseball vs. Manatee, 6 p.m.
SATURDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough, 1 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball vs. Hillsborough, 6 p.m.


SFCC


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


A.P. Rotary Golf Tourney
AVON PARK The Avon Park Noon
Rotary club will be hosting its Inaugural
Rotary Golf tournament on Saturday,
April 25 with a 7:30 a.m. registration
and 8:30 a.m. tee off at Pinecrest Golf
Club.
The four-person scramble format tour-
nament fee is $60 per person and forms
maybe obtained at Pinecrest or from
tourney coordinators Chet Brojek, John
Barben, Ed Jensen or Allie Sevigny
The tournament will have closest to
the pin, long drive and other contests to
test your golf skills.
Registration covers cart, greens fees, a
raffle ticket, refreshments on the course,
and post play lunch in the clubhouse.
This tournament will benefit Rotary
charities in our community.
You may have a tournament form
emailed to you by contacting Chet
Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call-
ing him at 385-4736.
Hole sponsorships and other business
packages are available with hole spon-
sors set at $100.
Come join the fun at Pinecrest in the
Rotary Tournament to benefit the folks
in need right here in Highlands County.

Youth Football registration
SEBRING Sebring Youth Football
will have its first early registration on
Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 12
noon at Highlands County Sports
Complex located on Sheriff Tower Road.
Cost is $50 for tackle and $40 for flag,
(this is a $15 discount off normal regis-
tration fees). Five divisions of play rang-
ing from ages 5-14.
Bring copy of your birth certificate
and the registration fee.
You can also pre-register for our mini
one-day football camp which will be
Held Saturday, June 13, from 12-4 p.m.
Cost is $5.
Questions, call Amy at (863) 381-4801
or Kim at (863) 381-5047.

26th Blue Streak Golf Classic
SEBRING The 26th Annual Blue
Streak Golf Classic will be held Saturday
may 16th at Highlands Ridge North.
Entry fee for the four-person scramble
is $60 per person, which includes conti-
nental breakfast, lunch, beverages, raffle
prizes, and a chance to win a 2009 Ford
automobile from Bill Jarrett Ford
Mercury (professionals not eligible).
An IGOLF Neo will'be awarded for
the closest to the pin.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three
teams and the last place team in each
flight.
Registration forms are available at
Sebring High School front office, or con-
tact Athletic Director, Terry Quarles 471-
5500, quarlest@highlands.kl2.fl.us.

April Kayaking
SEBRING Sebring Kayaking fin-
ished the month of March with a won-
derful trip to Iillsborough River. We
want to thank those that joined us for
their adventurous spirit and enthusiasm.
The following Saturday events are
scheduled for the month of April:
April 18 Peace River Another one
of our very popular trips. Do you want to
paddle down the Peace River but cannot
spend the whole day? This is the trip for
you. The short version. We will paddle 4
1/2 miles in about 2 hours from the
Gardner boat ramp to Brownville Park.
April 25 Hillsborough River This is
our favorite trip. The Hillsborough River
in the Tampa area (Thonotosassa) is one
of the more picturesque rivers we can
experience without having to travel too
far.


Sebring Kayaking will also continue to
offer the following events for April:
Sunset Serenata on Sundays Our
evening paddle on Lake Jackson with
dinner at the Sunset Grille included in
the price.
Two For The Price of One on Tuesdays
-Paddle one of our local lakes and bring
a friend along for FREE!
Sunrise Samba on Thursdays an early
morning paddle on Lake Jackson with
breakfast at IHOP included in the price.
Moonlight Paddle Wednesday April 8
Only $19 (free for those with their
own kayaks)
For more details on any of these trips
please go to
www.SebringKayakTours.com.
Last moment changes on locations,
dates, and times may be necessary due to
weather or other unforeseen circum-
stances. Some trips may require a mini-
mum.
Please remember that we keep certain
days of the week open so that we can
customize a trip for your group or family
on those dates to the location of your
choice (minimum number of participants
may be required)

25th Kiwanis Golf Classic
AVON PARK The 25th annual
Kiwanis Charities Golf Classic will be
held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at
Highlands Ridge North. Proceeds from
the tournament benefit the Judge Kelly
Law Education Program in Highlands
County schools as well as many other
services for children in Highlands
County.
Cost for the four-person scramble is
$60 per person, which includes refresh-
ments on the course and-an all you can
eat buffet after play.
Prizes will be given to the top three
teams in each flight, closest to the pin
for men and women, longest drive for
men and women, and hole-in-one on
each Par 3.
Registration forms are available at
Highlands Ridge or by calling Rhonda at
863-446-1579 or Art at 863-381-5905.

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.

Spring Softball Leagues
SEBRING The Highlands County
Parks and Recreation Department will
begin their spring leagues on Tuesday,
May 5, at the Multi Sports Complex.
Registration for league began April 1,
and run through the end of the month.
Spring leagues will include recreation,
commercial and church teams.
Leagues are open to adults and youth
16 years and older. Youth must turn 16
during 2009 calendar year and must have
parent's permission.
The deadline for registration and
league fees will be Friday, May 1.
Interested parties call Dan Jamison
with the Highlands County Parks and
Recreation Department at 402-6755 or
402-6812.


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Country Club of Sebring
The men's association played a Two
Best Balls of Four even Monday, April
13.
Winning, with a 116, were Lew
Stryker, Dennis Jacobs, Gordon Hessel
and Ted Schmalzried.
Taking second with a 119 were Ray
Brown, Bob Whitacre and Jack Monroe
while Earl Sheldon, Ned Willey, Cecil
Watts and Cliff Bea were third with a
123.
The men's association played a Two
Best Balls of Four event on Thursday,
April 9.
Winning first place was the team of
Lew Stryker, Cecil Watts and Gordon
Hessel with 120. Tying for
second/third places were the teams of
Ray Brown, Dennis Jacobs, Jack
Monroe and Cliff Bea; Ted
Schmalzried, Ned Willey and Bob
Whitacre with 126 each.'
On Wednesday, April 8, Thomoas
Wilhelm scored a Hole-in-One at 116
yards, No. 17, with a 7-iron club. It
was witnessed by Len Depender and
Bill Davidson.
The Monday Couples played a four-
some, three best balls, net on each
hole on April 6.
Tying for first/second places were
Nelda and Milt Drake, Fran and Bob
Kirk; Carol and Bob Dewitt, Arlene and
Tom Cook with 182 each. Tying for,
third/fourth places were Louise and
Bob Cochran, Sue and Larry Manlove;
Barb and Henry Carr, June and Ken
Maloney with 193 each.
The Monday Couples played a four-
some, two best balls on par fours and
fives and one best ball on threes.on
March 30.
Winning first place was the team of
Mary and George Fanady, Linda and
Tom Woods with 101; second place,
Sue and Larry Manlove, Sandy White
and C.V. Weddle with 103; and third
place, Paula and Jerry Brennan, Barb
and Henry Carr with 106.

Pinecrest
The men's association played Team
and Individual Pro-Am Points
SWednesday, April 15.
Jack Perrin, Gene Blevins, Cliff Hall
and Bob Topel topped the field with
+23 as Jim. Peters, Jack Litalien,
Dorrell Herron and Jerry Edwards were
second with +13.
Individually, Bob Kistler won A
Division with +3 with Jack Perrin and
Stan Griffis tied for second with +4.
In B Division, Ray Liimatainen
edged out Gene Blevins and Gerry
Grogan with a +5 to their +4s.
Dorrell Herron topped C Division


with + 7 with Cliff Hall
second with +6 while
Bob Topel won D
Division with +9 and
Gordon Outman and
Wayne Coursen were
tied for second with +4.

Placid Lakes
The mens' associa-
tion played a One Best
Ball event Wednesday,
April.15.
John Goble, Jim
McQuigg, Gary
Hoekstra and Bill Lister
won witf a -17, just
one shot ahead of
Darrell Homey, Ed
Bartusch, Ray
Deryckere and Jack
Bond.
Jim Hays was clos-
est to the pin on #13,
getting to 11-feet, 6-
inches.


River Greens


'Don't Forget When It's Wet'
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start the season. It doesn't matter if the wet green is from April show
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A morning scramble .
was played on Friday, April 10.
Winning first place was. the team of
Louise and Terry Lewis, Anne and Dave
'Kelly; and second place, George and
Joan Brode, Steve Brode, George
Brode II and Jack Sayre.
.The Friday afternoon scramble was'
played April 10.
Winning first place was the team of
Dennis Dunn,. Rhonda Westdale, Paul
Conkle, Paul Johnson, Jeff Bratvold
and Evie Read with 17-under.
The ladies association played a pro
am tournament on Thursday, April 9.
Winning first place was the team of
M. Koon, E. Read, B. Rudd and F
Smith with plus-5; second place, P.
Kincer, M. Carby and N. Long with
plus-2 1/2; 'and third place, L.
Therriens, J. Regan, M. MacDonald
and B. Stuber with plus-1 1/2.
Individual winners were: First place,
M. Koon with plus-6. Tying for sec-
ond/third/fourth places .were J.
Sherman, B. Stuber and M. Carby with
plus-6 each.
The Morrison Group played a game
on Thursday, April 9.
Tying for first/second places were
Paul Johnson and Ken Brunswick; Len
Westdale and Peter March with 56
each. Tying for third/fourth places
were Gerry Page and Dick Lynch; Ken'
Brunswick and John Smutnick with 59
each.
The men's.association played a pro
am tournament on Wednesday, April 8.
Winning first place was the team of


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Frank Conroy,.Russ Rudd, Larry Roy
and Butch Smith with plus-8 1/2; and
second place, Peter Bridge, Dick Long,
Ray Knauf and Jim Anderson with
plus-8. Tying for third/fourth places
were the teams of Elton Cate; Gordon
Clauws, Cliff Steele and Ernie Bryant;
Dick McClay, Len Westdale, Lefty St.
Pierre and Dick Sherman with plus-5
each.
Individual winners were: Flight A -
First place, Cliff Steele; and second
place, Doug Byers. Flight B Tying for
first place were Peter Bridge and Cecil
Lemons. Flight C First place, Bob
Stevens and Frank Conroy. Flight D -
Tying for first/second/third places were
Bob Harris, Ben Hoover and Dick
Seifart. ,
The Golfettes played a game on
Wednesday, April 8.
Tying for first/second places were
the teams of 'Anne Kelly, Carol :Long,
Jeannine Persails and Nancy Long;
Laura Smutnick, Jody Wooten,' Fran
Smith and Jan Stevens with 69 each.
Third place, Pat Kincer, Donna
Johnson, Eve Read and Annie Kozak
with 71.
The Morrison Group played a game
on Tuesday, April 7.
Winning first place was the team of
Jim Cercy, Ed Mosser, Lefty St. Pierre
and Gordon Clauws with minus-26;
and second place, Butch Smith, David
Kelly, Bob Wolf and Bob Stevens with
minus-21.
The Limited Group played a game
on Monday, April 6.


Winning first place
was the team of John
Sand Kay Lemek, Fred
Jeans.and Mike Lueth;
and second place, Ken
and Dianne Hill, Don
Long and Dennis
Tondee.
Individual winners
ome wet greens to. were: Tying for
,ersorearly-morm first/second places
as muc ion.awet were Ed Ward and Fred
putt Jeans. Tying for
al, third/fourth places
were Chuck Orrange
,- /. u and Paul Steele.
: -.- The Casa Group
Splayed a game on
Monday, April 6.
Winning first place
was the team of T.
Johannes, C. Lemons,
". D. Duncan and D.
SaET Miller with minus-34.
S The men's associa-
,.: tion played a Men's
Day event on Monday,
April 6.
The winners were:
-- White Tees-A: First
place, Paul McCormac with 64. Tying
for second/third places were John
Smutnick and Larry Roy with 66 each.
White Tees-B: First place, Butch Smith
with 60; and second place, Len
Westdale with 65. White Tees-C: First
place, Gerry Page with 45; and second
place, Frank Conroy with 66.
Gold Tees-A: First place, Bill
Mountford with 66; and second place,
Gil Heier with 68. Gold Tees-B: Tying
for first/second/third places were Dick
Long, Lefty St. Pierre and Dick Lynch
with 68 each. Gold Tees-C: First place,
Ray Knauf with 63. Tying for
second/third places were Bob Biever
and Elton Gate witl 71 each.
Closest to the pin: No. 3, Jim
Anderson; No. 5, J.R. Messier; No. 12,
Frank Conroy; and No. 17, Butch
Smith.

Sun 'N Lake
The Women's Golf Association
played a Pro-Am Team Points event
Wednesday, April 15.
Coming out on top with a 151 total
were Joyce Foster, Sharon Stansbury,
Shirley Young and Jean Hewlett, while.
the next four teams were separated by
a total of three points.
Mary Kaye Hudson, Cecile Wood,
Shirley Holmes and Mary Hanegraff
scored a 143 to stay just.ahead of the
142 posted by Margy Vogel, Joan
Roberts, Hazel McBroom and Lois
Anderson, and two ahead of the 141
brought in by Kay Miller, Charlotte


Wall, Barb Vanthournout and Nancy
Monroe.
And just one shot farther back, with
a 140, were Helen Umphress, Deb
Lawrence, Jane Penny and Clara
Nunziato.

Sebring Municipal
Last Monday the Mezza group
played individual pro-am points at the
Sebring Municipal golf course. The
winners were: A group first place Stan
Griffis plus 4, second place,Jack Perrin
plus 1.
B group first place Cliff Hall plus 3,
Joe Hyzny and Doug Haire tied at even.
C group first place Tony Frances
plus 9, second place Sal Sboto plus 5.
D group first place Doc Thomas plus
5 ,second place Jerry Edwards plus
2,third place Frank Branca even.
E group first place Pete Mezza plus
4, second place Karl Mellor plus 1.
F group first place Ralph Scharff
plus 5, Secon place Gordon Outman
plus 3.
Next Monday the Mezza group will
play at the Sebring Municipal golf
course beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Please arrive early to register. For
more information,call 414 2110.

SpringLake
For their monthly two day event,
held on Tuesday and Thursday, April 7
and 9, the Men's Golf Association
played two-man teams in a flighted
combo of: first day scramble and best
ball, then alternate shots and total net
score the second.
The team of Ken Kirby and Bob
Hinde won first place in A flight with a
combined net score of 162.
The team of Jon Brower and Tom
Bates, shot 163 and won a tie breaker
with the team of Pat Shatney and Paul
Caverly, in third place.
The team of Pat Jaskowski and Cal
Swisher posted a 164 and won fourth
place a tie breaker with the team of
Gary Graves and Ken Rohr, in fifth
place.
The team of Wayne Nelson and. Bill
Schauwecker won B flight with a net
16, followed by the teams of: Dan
Porter and Mike Williams, second at
165; and Richard Eastep and John
Schroeder, third at 167.
The team of Gene Hearn arrd Red
Bohanon shot 168 and won fourth
place in a tie breaker with the team of
Charles Keniston and Gale Monda, in
fifth place.
Closest to the pin on Panther # 16
were: Charles McWilliams, 9-feet, 8-
inches and Dorwin Van Gundy, 19-feet,
8-inches.


NBA Playoffs, months


of
Continued from 1B
weekend not to mention
if anyone saw the LPGA,
event that Florida native
Brittany Lincicome won a
couple weekends ago with
an amazing approach shot
on the 18th hole for a two-
stroke comeback eagle and
the victory.
Now all of a sudden,
however, we've hit a lull.
After the giddiness of
baseball season openers,
we quickly reach that
point of realizing, it's only
April, and a loss'that takes
your team from 5-2 to 5-3
to fall farther back,to the
7-3 Cardinals really isn't
that big'a deal for the time
being.
The NHL playoffs are
underway if anyone
noticed but other than
knowing that the


suspend
Blackhawks and Red
Wings are among the
seeming dozens of teams
skating toward the Stanley
Cup, I don't even know if'
I'd be able to find a game
on television.
And if I did find one, if
I'd last more than five
minutes watching it -
hockey being one of those
sports that I find great to
watch in person, but can't
get into, to any degree,
watching on the tube.
The NBA playoffs are
about to get started as well
and with the Bulls making,
a torrid late run to actually
finish the season at .500
and secure the seventh
seed in the Eastern
Conference, I should be
pretty enthused.
And I am, no doubt.
And with Kevin Garnett


se
injured and now unsure as
to when he'll be back, the
Celtics could be surpris-
ingly vulnerable to a
young team that has been
hot down the stretch.
But while the Western
Conference playoffs
should be exciting and
could have a few surpris-
es, the East seems rather
top-heavy.
And in general, it's
going to take what seems
like months for it all to
play out.
But hey, we live in
Florida, where the sun
shines 300 days a year. We
shouldn't be sitting inside
watching sports on televi-
sion that much anyway.

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


There will be an Earth Day
5K Time prediction run at
Highlands Hammock State
Park on Saturday, April. 18 at
7:30 a.m.
A low $10 entry fee will
help raise money for park
project thru its Citizen
Support Organization-Friends
of Highlands Hammock.
The time prediction
run/walk is a simple concept.,
Participants will predict
the time it will take them to
cover the 5K distance.
The one who predicts the


most accurate time wins a
trophy and the next 14 will
earn medals.
In a tip of the hat to Earth
Day, each runner is encour-
aged to bring a new or clean
tee shirt for the exchange
table.
Post race each participant
who desires a shirt may pick
from the table the ,one they
want.
Runners/walkers may reg-,
ister for the event from 6:30
- 7:15 on race morning.
Those with questions may


contact Chet Brojek at 385-
4736 or via email at cbro-


Hammock sees two more aces

Golf Hammock course is hot- These latest aces came from third hole.
ter than a pistol. Les Campbell and John Hall.
Two more hole-in-ones were Campbell sank his on hole #13 He used a 7 iron to cover the
registered on Monday, April 13, where, from 158 yards, he used a. distance and find the cup with
making a total of four in just a 6-iron to drain his drive.
week. Hall's came on the 142-yard one swing of the club.


Royal Palms Bowling Center League Scores


THURSDAY NIGHT MIXED
High Games
Don Davis 258
John Stone .....257
Gene Bateman .....256
Dave Francis ..255
Bob Amos .. .....253
Bill Grubb ...... .245
Russ Darling ..... 244
Robert Saunders ..234
Rock Wal .. ..... 225
Terry McKamey .... 225
Pete Otway ... 214
High Series.
Dave Francis ....... 716
Bob Amos ... ... 712
Bill Grubb .694
Russ Darling .. ....692
Robert Saunders ... .660
BOWLERETTES
High Games
Cindy Darling .......233


Sue Rearick .........222
Teri Welsh........ ..212
RhondaSeger .211
Elizabeth Snewan .205
John Hayainan ... 201
High Series
Cindy Darling ...625
Teri Welsh .....591
FRIDAY NIGHT BRACKETS
High Games
Bob Saunders . 263
David Bursaw. .242
SShelby Clevenger ... 225
Teri Welsh .. .203
Angel Chaorler 200
High Series
Bob Saunders .687
Teri Welsh .. 560
ROYAL PALMS YOUTH
High Games
Tyler Shingle ... ..243


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Nathan Stanley.......210
Christian Miller ...... 191
Kenny Sides ........180
Cameron Shingle .....122
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MIXED
High Games
Dave Francis ........299
Bill Grunb ......... 277
Rich Tuts .........268
.John Slone ........268
;.feen Mitcrll ......267
'tlke Santiago .......267
Boo Amos ......... 258
,,Ed Jeannn .........257
'Dave Ridley .........256,
Patti Willis ........256
Billy Lugo ........255
Wayne Wilson .......231
Jonn Palm ....... 225
Rosle Jeannin .......217
Brenda Rivera .......171
High Series


Mike Santiago ...... 774
Bob Amos .........733
Keven Mitchell .. .714
Dave Ridley .. .713
Rich TufFs ... .699
Ed Jeannin ..... ..681
Rosie Jeannln ..... .606
TUESDAY MENS
High Games
MikeSantaeag, 267
Charles .. 256
Rich Tufts ... .246
Frank Peterso. .... .245
Sonny Cob.;. .. .245
Jeremy Rice ... ..234
Ed Pratt ... ... ..233
Troy Nicolai ... .221
High Series
Mike Santiago .......703
Franr Peterson .......687
Sonny Cobb ........681
Rich Tufts ..........681


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Continued from 1B
Lakeland Christian domi-
nated the team competition
by easily winning both the
boys and girls district cham-
pionships.
Fort Meade was the girls
runner-up and Santa Fe
Catholic was the boys run-
ner-up.
Paustian will compete in
individual events at regional
for the first time as the 6-
foot, 2-inch sprinter's other
appearances have been with
relay teams.
"It really feels good
although, I still like running
in a relay," he said.
-Paustian's goal for the
regional meet is to run the
200-meters in the 23 seconds
and the 100-meters in 11 sec-


onds.
"I'm very happy for
Ephraim," Walker coach John
Bedell said. "Today was a
good reward for his efforts.
He had slow starts in both
races, but he really pushed
himself in the last half of
both the 100 and 200 to move
up into the top four. I think
that says a lot about his
desire and determination."
The boys' 100-meters
event was the tightest race of
the day. Fort Meade's
LaKevin Camp edged
Lakeland Christian's Marcus
Stone by a time of :11.56 to
:11.57. Victory Christian's
Chaddrick Borders was right
there in :11.58.
The 4x800 relay team will
all be competing at regionals


for the first time.
The young quartet led for
the first three legs of the race
but fell to Santa Fe Catholic
in the anchor leg the
Eagles' time was 11:04.
Freshman Aaron Bautista
was excited about the team's
finish.
"I feel enthusiastic, but my
body feels dead," he said. "I
pushed myself for my team-
mates. I was working hard to
keep the lead. I don't like to
let my teammates down."
"I'm very happy for the
relay team," Bedell said.
"Regionals will be a good
experience for this young
group of three freshmen and
a sophomore. Hopefully it
will motivate them to contin-
ue to run and improve."


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

TODAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
'One Day At A Time group
'meets for a closed discussion
'at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* American Legion Post 25
hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m.
at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,
Lake Placid. Cost is $6.
Shrimp also is available for
same price. Open to the pub-
lic. Tickets in the lounge on
Friday night. Lounge hours are
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
has karaoke from 7 p.m. until
final call at the post,.528 N.
Pine.St., Sebring. Post open at
noon. Happy Hour from 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. For details, call 471-
1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Breakfast
Rotary Club meets 7 a.m.,
Rotary Club building.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Buttonwood Bay Squares
Theets first and third Friday in
recreation hall, Sebring. Early
rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m.,
alternate
mainstream/plus/rounds are
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone
is welcome to attend. For
details, call Larry Gow at 382-
6995.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers a
class in Lake Placid at the
Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11
a.m. Friday. For more informa-
tion, call Sam Dunn at 382-
6792 or e-mail him at sam-
dunn@samdunn.net
0. Highlands Social Dance.
Club hosts ballroom dancing
every Friday,. September
through April from 7-9:30 p.m.
at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Free ball-
room dance instruction is
'available at 6:30 p.m. Dance
the
,night away to the music of the
Big Bands. All club dances are
open to the public, Appropriate
*dress required. Admission is
$5 for members and $7 for
non-members.
Call 471-0559.
i Italian-American Social
Club of Highlands County's .
Social Night with games and
snacks every first and third
Friday of each month from
6:30-9 p.m. For more informa-
*tion, call Jeanne at 382-1945.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2
p.m. to 12 a.m. There is a fish
:fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is
i$8.50 per person. Live music
is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The
lodge is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
wings, fish and burgers at 6
p.m. Music provided from 7-11
p.m. Pool tournament is at 8
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m.
Lodge phone number 452-
0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
New Day Group meets at 6
p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call


Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information on
other meetings and events at
www.naflheartland.org.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves chicken or fish baskets
from 5-7 p.m. at the club,
12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a
$4 donation. Blind darts is
played at 7 p.m. For details,
Call 655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
serving buffet dinner at 5-7


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

SATURDAY
* American Association of
University Women meets at
10 a.m. third Saturday at vari-
ous locations. For details, call
465-2581 or 452-2493.
* American Legion Post 25
serves sirloin burgers from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake
Placid. Jam session is from 2-
4 p.m. The lounge hours are
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members
and guests invited. For details,
call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 69
in AVon Park serves dinner at
5 p.m. and music is from 6-9
p.m.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* Avon Park Public Library
has a free Adult Film Series at
noon. For details, call 452-
3803.
* Heartland Avian Society
meets at 2 p.m. third Saturday.
For details, call 385-3367.
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults aQd children with
special needs from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call Mary
McClelland, coordinator, 452-
0006.
* Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) has a flea
market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
country store'open from 8 a.m.
to noon and pancake breakfast
served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30
a.m. Vendors are welcome. No
setup fee is charged for the ,
sumrher months. Plenty of off
road parking. For details, call
382-2208.
* Historical Society of
Greater Lake Placid meets
at noon quarterly on the third
Saturday of March, June,
September, and December at
the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main ,
for a potluck luncheon.
* Hot Rod Nights Cruise In,
meets from 5-8 p.m. every
third Saturday at the Home
Depot parking lot in Sebring.
For details, call 441-3051 or
441-3086.
* Lake Placid Art League
has a class in Pastels/Acrylics
taught by Llewellyn Rinald
from from 9 a.m. to noon at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. For information call
Dan Daszek, at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge at 1


p.m. Card games are played
from 1-4 p.m. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. For details, call 465-
2661.
* Narcotics Anonymous
New Day Group meets at 7
p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave,
Sebring. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information on
other meetings and events at


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

SUNDAY
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 1-9 p.m. Live music is
from 5-8 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6
p.m. Members and guests
only. Post is at 528 N. Pine
St., Sebring. Call 471-1448.
* Heartland Interfaith
Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first
Friday, St. Frances of Assisi
Episcopal Church, 43 Lake
June Road, Lake Placid. For
details, call 465-0051.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 opens the lounge from 2-
8 p.m. Card games start at
2:30 p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose has
karaoke in the pavilion.
Horseshoes played at 9:30
a.m. Food available at 4 p.m.
Open to members and quali-
fied guests only.
* Lions Club will have
country and bluegrass music
from 2-4 p.m. Sunday,
instead of at the Shriners.
Bands featured on alternate
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 wwwoa.org.
* Ridge Area Missionary
Soldiers Avon Park
Pathfinder Club meets from 9
a.m. to noon every first and
third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St.,
Avon Park. For details, call
471-2143.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the
club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring.
For details, call 655-4007.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 offers NASCAR racing in
the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar
open and kitchen open from 2-
5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-3920.
* Society for Creative
Anachronism (Local
Chapter: Shire of Stagridge)
meets at 2 p.m. first and third
Sunday at Brewster's Coffee
House on U.S. 27 in Sebring.


For details, call 214-5522.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 serves hamburgers
from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays
Spoke at 5:30 p.m. at the post,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For details, call
699-5444. .
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at
1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 385-


8902.

MONDAY
* Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.
* Alcoholics Anonymous
One Day At A Time group
meets for a closed discussion
at 9:30 a.m. Monday and
Friday at Covenant
Presbyterian Church, 4500
Sun 'N Lakes Blvd., Sebring.
For details, call 314-0891.
* Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at
St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
660 NW Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. For details, call (863)
687-3800.
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 2
p.m. at the Oaks of Avon,
1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon
Park. For details, call 385-
3444.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge
hours are 12-9 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Happy
hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-
1448.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
385-8118.
* Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air
Force Auxiliary) meets at
6:30 p.m. at the Knights of
Columbus Hall, east of U.S. 27
across from Lakeshore Mall in
Sebring. Civilian volunteers,
both adults and youth from
ages 12-21, are welcome. For
details, call 385-1234 or e-mail
2capers@earthlink.net
* Corvette Cruisers meets at
6:30 p.m. first and third
Monday at the Dairy Queen in
front of The Home Depot,
Sebring. For details, call Ed
Robson at 655-2092.
* Garden Club of Sebring
meets noon; Sebring Civic
Center. Call 385-2044 or 382-
2063 for details.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club meets
from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first


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and third Monday at Sebring
Civic Center from December
through April. There will be
alternating mainstream and
plus dancing with rounds.
Casual dress or square dance
attire is acceptable. For more
information, call Sam Dunn at
382-6792 or e-mail him at
samdunn @samdunn.net
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
Wednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
* Highlands County
Amateur Radio Club meets at
7:30 p.m. third Monday in con-
ference room 3 at the
Highlands County Agri-Civic
Center, Sebring. For details,
call Don Roberts at 402-0554
or Darrell Koranda at 471-
0226.
* 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 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 Delta Chorale
rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring.
Church of the Brethren, 700 S.
Pine St., Sebring (September
through May). No auditions are
required to join and all ages
are welcome. Call Cheryl
Cometta at 699-2663.
* 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.


* La Leche League, breast-
feeding support for Highlands
and southern Polk counties,
meets at 7 p.m. every third
Monday at the Florida Hospital
Heartland conference rooms.
Pregnant and nursing mothers
and their babies are welcome.
For more information, call 655-
6617 or 638-3954.
* Lake Placid American
Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m.,
Legion Hall.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is
from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
10:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help group for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Meetings held first and
third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information at
www.naflheartlaid.org.


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Avon Park Church of
Christ
AVON PARK "Who I
Am In Christ!" (John 1: 12),
will be the message Sunday
presented by Minister Larry
Roberts.
The evening service will
be a devotional with a fin-
gerfood fellowship to follow.
There will be a dinner in a
local restaurant for all mem-
bers and their guests on
Tuesday night.
Avon Park Church of
Christ is at 200 S. Forest
Ave. For information call
453-4692.

Avon Park First
Church of the
Nazarene
AVON PARK Pastbr
Randy Rupert will preach on
"What It,Takes to Be a True
Disciple of Christ" using
Mark 8:27-38 as the text
Sunday morning'. Sunday
evening will be a missions
service.
The church is at 707 W.
Main St. Call for more infor-
mation at 453-4851.

Christ Lutheran
Church
AVON PARK Pastor
Scott McLean will preach a
sermon entitled "Just the
Right Touch." The church is
at 1320 County Road 64,
east of the Avon Park High
School. \
For more information,
call 471-2663 or search the
Web for christlutheranavon-
park.org:

Christian Science
Church
SEBRING The lesson
sermon on Sunday morning
is titled "Doctrine of
Atonement." The keynote is
from Ephesians 5:2, "...walk
in love, as Christ also hath
loved us, and hath given
himself for.us an offering
and a sacrifice to God for a
sweet-smelling savour."
The church is at 146 N.
Franklin St.

Christian Training
Church
SEBRING Associate
Minister Casey L. Downing
will.bring the message titled
"Fear Not: Part 4" this week-
at the Sunday morning serv-
ice. The Wednesday Night
Bible study % ill continue in
the book of Romans..

Emmanuel United
Church of Christ
SEBRING The Rev..
Jim Langdoc will deliver the'
sermon, "Touching Wounds,
Discovering Faith,."
SScripture is fPeter 1:3-9 arid
John 20:19-31 on Sunday
morning.
The church is 1.7 miles
west of U.S. 27 on County
Road 634 (Hammock Road).
Call 471-7999 or visit
sebringemmanuelucc.com.

Faith Lutheran
Church
SEBRING The Rev.
Gary Kindle's message for
Sunday morning is entitled
"Blessed Are Those Who
Have Not Seen, Yet Believe"
based on John 20:19-31.
An open prayer time is
offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday,
.followed by pastor's adult
Bible study on the book of
John.

First Christian
Church (Disciples of
Christ) i
SEBRING This
Sunday, the women of the
church will provide the lead-
ership. At the Lord's Table


will be Betty Harcourt, Liz
Klingerman and providing
the meditation will be
Shirley Lewis. Communion
will be served by Carol
Baker, Terri Trainer, Carol
Chandler and Jayne Weldy.
Greeting the congregation
will be Betty Simpmson. The
call to worship will be led
by Liz Klingerman.
The sermon for the day
will be delivered by'Sandi
* 1


Church News


Laufer and is titled "Let's
Come Clean" from II
Corinthians, 7:1.

First Presbyterian
Church A. R. P.
AVON PARK On
Sunday, Pastor Bob
Johnson's sermon is entitled
"Hearing the Word" based
on Romans 10:14-21.
The choir's introit will be
"Christians, We Have Met
To Worship" and the anthem
"Go Out and Tell."
The adult Sunday school
class led by Tom Christoph
will study Philippians chap-
ter 4, doing all things
through Christ. This will be
Christoph's last Sunday to
teach before he and wife
Bunny move to the Mt. Dora
area.
April 20-24, 10 people
from the church will go to
Bonclarken Conference
Center at Flat Rock, N.C. for
Volunteer Work Week. For
free room and board, these
individuals will clean rooms,
dust, make beds, do con-
struction work, lawn work
and other jobs necessary to
ready the campgrounds for
all the summer retreats.
On April 22 there will be
no Bible study. Choir prac-
tice will be at 6:30 p.m.
On Thursday, the Youth
Group led by Dave sld Rene
Blackmon will meet at 6
p.m. for dinner with activi-
ties following until 7:30 p.m.
The church is at 215 E.
Circle St. (with two
entrances on Lagrande
Street). For questions, call
the church office at 453-
3242.

First Presbyterian
Church
SEBRING "Do We
Really Love God?" is the
title of the Slnday morning
sermon given by the Rev.
Darrell A. Peer.

First United'
Methodist Church of
Sebring
SEBRING The Rev.
A.C. Bryant's message will
be "Jesus Appears on the,
Way to Emmaus." 'The
Scripture is Luke 24:13-32.
The Children's Music
Ministries "ill present
Spring Dinner Concerts on
Wednesday, April 29 and
May 13. Everyone is invited.
'Cost of the dinner is $8 per
person..,. ,
Visit the Web page at.
Swww.sebringfirstumc.com
for more church information
or call the church office at
385-5184..


Heartland Christian.
Church
SEBRING At the
Praise and Worship Service
this Sunday. Bailey-
Browning ill read "Penny
Poem." Richfl0 S\ienson
will sing thi'hymn, "Never
Alone." Ruth,-ayl rn will.
also sing "I' f.Bo id For the
Kingdom."
Bob and Sandy
Heimberger Wil bthis-
week's greeters. Vanda
Ucciferri and Cathy Hull.
will be the special readers
for this week's Scripture.
Pastor Ted Moore's sermon
this week will be "Trouble
Makers" with Scripture from
the book of Acts 17.
The church is at 2705
Alternate Route 17 South in
Sebring (behind Publix).

Memorial United
Methodist Church
LLAKE PLACID "Have
You Seen Jesus Lately? I
Have!" will be the sermon
topic of the Rev. Jerry R.
McCauley, visitation pastor,
At the Heritage Worship
Service and the Celebration
Worship .Service, with the
text Scriptures from the
gospels of John and Luke.
At the Ne%\ Song
Contemporary Sert ice in
Rob Reyndlds Hall, Claude.
Burnett will preach on' the'
subject "Two Many Tea s."
At 5 p.m. the youth gtpup
will meet at the Liohthose.
The 6 p.m. Bible fellow-
ship will meet in the ladies'
Bible class with joyful
singing and a Bible study
from the books of Acts. The
Rev. Jerry McCauley will
lead the service..
The church is at 500 Kent
Ave., overlooking Lake Clay.
For more information, call
465-2422.

Parkway Free Will
Baptist Church'
SEBRING The
Scripture for the Sunday
morning Bible lesson', "A ;
Vision of New Life,"'is,
taken from Luke 24:44-53.
The pastor's sermon in the
Sunday morning service will
be "Why Seek Ye The
Living Among the Dead?"
The Sunday evening service
will be prayer, praise and
preaching.
:Wednesday will be prayer
service and Bible study in:
the second chapter of I
Timothy;

Placid Lakes Baptist
LAKE PLACID On
Sunday, Pastor Darryl
George will preach the ser-


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regards to II Corinthians 7:1-
10.
The church is at the corner
of Washington and Kemper
avenues in Placid Lakes. For
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Monday through Thursday or
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Resurrection
Lutheran Church
AVON PARK On the-
Second Sunday of Easter, the
pastor's sermon will be
based on the 20th chapter of
John. At the early morning
service, the Communion
assistant will be Ed Mosser,
and the acolyte will be
Marcus McGinnis.
At the mid-morning serv-
ice, Paul Willcox will be the
worship assistant, Bert
Kohler will be the
Communion assistant, Jerry
Zimpfer will be the lector
and Caleb McGinnis will be
the acolyte.

St. John United
Methodist Church
SEBRING Pastor
Shiela Swanger will.bring
the message "The Festival of
God's Creation" with
Scripture from Genesis at
the threeservices on Sunda)
morning. The children and
youth %\ill plant a tree on the
church grounds for their
Earth Day celebration.
The Pit Crew free auto
check-up and Youth car \\ash
will be from 8-10 a.m.
Saturday. Stop by for dough-
nuts and orange juice along
with the car services.

Sebring Church of,
the Brethren
SEBRING Pastor Keith
Simmons will be on vacation
Sunday and the church will
have a guest preacher.
Sunday school will be led
by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer


and will meet in the Garst
Chapel. They will be study-
Sing "Christ as Servant."
They will also be looking at
John 13:1-8, 12-20.

Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church
SEBRING The Sunday
morning sermon title will be
"The Mission Field Begins
Here" taken from John
20:19-31. There will be a
potluck after worship serv-
ice. Everyone is welcome.

The Way Church
SEBRING Pastor
Reinhold Buxbaum's mes-
sage is "To work or Not to
Work. That is the Question."
Scripture is from Romans
chapter 4.
Sunday evening a group
from Sanctity of Life-will be
speaking.
The church is at 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive. The office


phone is 471-6140; pastor's
cell phone is 381-6190.
Church information and
the pastor's messages can be
viewed at www.theway-
church.org.

Trinity Lutheran
Church
LAKE PLACID Pastor
Richard Norris will speak at
the Communion service. He
will start a new series of ser-
mons based on "The Tale of'
the Towers." The education
hour will follow the morning
service. The congregation
will bring gifts of food and
cash to the Sunday service
for Manna Ministries. This is
a community effort to bene-
fit the needy in the area.
SThe Ladies Guild and
Missionary League will meet
at 1 p.m. Thursday.
The church is at 25
Lakeview St. For informa-
tion, call the office at 465-
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RELIGION


Local author

publishes new

insights on

Revelations
By SABRINA CARL
E. News Sun Intern
.. SEBRING "... my people perish
because of a lack of knowledge."
When Ron Kincade read those words)
from God, he began to pray for knowl-
edge and for ways of sharing that
knowledge with all who seek it.
Kincade, a retired real estate sales-
S man living in Sebring, recently pub-
lished a book with new insights into the
-book of Revelations. "Gods Chosen
People And His quest for a Holy
SNation" is his first publication through
Word Association Publishers.
"Some people think the rapture comes
before the tribulation. Some believe it
won't happen at all, it's always been a
big argument between Christians. This
teaches it's a combination," Kincade
Ss)id.
; The book goes step by step through
Daniel's Prophecy, Revelations, and the
tribulation period.
Kincade spent 10 years researching
the details of his book as well as becom-
ing spiritual inspired.
"I've been a church person all my life
but .1 never really knew Jesus until 12
S years ago. The thing that got. me started
very strongly was when Jesus said, my
people perish through lack of knowl-.
edge. It's not what is being taught in the
churches isn't right but it isn't complete
enough. So from that point of view it's
very different from what is being taught
now," Kincade said.
"Gods Chosen People" is based on
Kincade 's interpretation of the Bible."
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striving to go to heaven but they are
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ing to be of as much service as possible,
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the book's net funds to charity.
"Gods Chosen People And His quest
for a Holy Nation" is currently available
online through amazon.com.


Altman celebrates his 10th

anniversary at Southside Baptist


SSpecial to the News-Sun
EBRING '- A special celebration mark-
he 10th anniversary of the Rev. David
Altman's pastoral service to Sebring's
hside Baptist Church will be held at the
ch, 379 S. Commerce-Ave., at 10:30
Sunday. The public is invited to this
ration.
he morning service will feature contem-
ry and tradition Christian music and. a
ial speaker. Numerous state and local
itaries have been invited -and will be
owledged in the service.
immediately following the morning serv-
lunch will be served in the Ministry
:er. Attendees of the service are invited
tay for lunch and the showing of an
final video produced especially f6r the
sion.
Itman and his wife, Teresa, are native
idians. Both were brought up in central
ida and attended and graduated from
public schools there.
e is a 1986 graduate of Clearwater
stian College, and was ordained to the
;stry in 1986 by the Starke'y Road
tist Church of Seminole where he
ed as assistant pastor until he assumed
pastoral leadership of the Fellowship


'It has been a wonderful
place ... to serve God.'
DAVID C. ALTMAN
Reverend
Baptist Church of Bradenton. During the
Altmans service at the Bradenton church
'the attendance increased and the church's
indebtedness was eliminated.
The Altmans accepted the call of
Southside Baptist Church of Sebring in
1999 and under Pastor Altman's leadership
thechurch has expanded its ministries and
a: $1.3-million multi-purpose Ministry
Center has been constructed that enables
the church to better serve the families in the
community.
,Reflecting on his coming to Sebring,
Altrhan said, "As we drove across State.
Route 64 and came to Highlands County I
told my wife, Teresa, that it felt like home.
It has been a wonderful place to live and
serve God ard to raise a family."
The Altmans have three children Katie,
who is a sophomore at Sebring High
School, Matthew who attends Sebring
Middle School, and Abby who attends Ired
Wild Elementary School.


A week in the woods


GOD'S



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And his quest or a Holy Nation


but is to be appre-
ciated. There's
just something
special about
being away from
all the "hustle and
bustle" of life. I
learned the mean-
ing of self-disci-
pline in eating
only the allotted
food for each day,
so I wouldn't
starve.
I learned that


God's hand of protection
and provision is to be
trusted. One night, after
reading in the laundry
room by the restrooms, I
went outside to start my
way back to my dark lean-
to. However, I had forgot-
Sten my flashlight, and it
was pitch black outside. I
was getting slightly nerv-
ous wondering how I might
find my way back to camp.
People were found few and
far between in the park at
this time of year.
To my amazement, I
saw rounding the corner,
the headlights of an old
van coming my way. When
the van arrived, a ,
whiskered, kind gentleman
got out and came over to
me. I told him my predica-
ment and he offered to
drive me back to my lean-
to; then he gave me some
kindling for my fire as well
as two. cans of Sprite. Now,
I had very little when it
came to sweets, so this was
a huge treat. I was so.
grateful, but realized, it
was my Father in heaven
taking care of me.
Finally, my time in the
woods ended when some
friends came to deliver me
from becoming an old her-
mit.-But little did I realize,
my big adventure was
about to begin.

Luke Knickerbocker is the pas-
tor of Bethel Baptist Church in
Lake Placid. 216 E. Park St.
SYou may read past articles on
the church Web site visitbethel-
baptist..com. E-mail him at
knickprint@yahoo.com.


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Five years ago,
in April of 2004, I
began an adven-
ture that took me
from the woods of
New Jersey to the
rails across the
country. I had
already graduated
from Bible
College and
desired to know
God's will for my
life. As I had read
about men God


had used in the Bible such
as Moses, David, Jesus,
and Paul, I realized they
all had something special
in common. Before their
public ministry, they each
had a time apart with God,
where He prepared his ser-
vants. For some, it was as
short as 40 days, and oth-
ers as long as 40 years.
SSo it was at this time,
while living in New Jersey,
I sought a season of time
to get apart from those I
knew to draw closer to the
Lord. I referred to this as
my "wilderness experi-
ence." My plan was to first
camp out at a state park for
several days, then to travel
the country on the Amtrak
Strains with a 30-day rail
pass.
With limited resources,
I stayed at the Bass River
State Forest in a lean-to for
eight days. Each morning I
gathered dead branches for
firewood and made break-
fast. I spent my time hik-:
ing the trails, talking to the
Lord, reading my Bible
and other Christian litera-
ture, and recording my
thoughts in a journal. I had
to watch my food rations
closely, and enjoyed cook-
ing Ramen noodle soup on
the potbelly stove. It
snowed lightly a couple
times, and I nearly froze
while sleeping on the hard
wooden floor!
I would say this was the
longest and loneliest time
of my life! But I did learn
some valuable lessons. I'
learned that the simple,
outdoors life is not so easy,


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RELIGION NEWS SNAPSHOTS


Pure Passion comes to
Sebring SDA Church
SEBRING Come experience
the Pure Passion blessing with
guest speaker Yvette Willis. Her
creative and passionate style of
speaking is on the beginning fore-
front of Women's Mini'stries in
America. She is cofounder of the
highly successful Pure Passion
Educational Seminars and
Conferences (www.purepassionon-
line.org), which have attracted.
young people, parents and schools
and churches, throughout United
States.
Pure Passion has a proven track
record having reached more than
250,000 students empowering fam-
ilies to make positive lifestyle
choices that will improve health,
minimize substance abuse, crime
and unwanted teenage pregnancy.
Willis, a native Floridian, an
ordained pastor and former deputy
sheriff, attended Andersonville
Theological Seminary, earning a
master of Christian Counseling .
degree and bachelor of education
degree.


Willis' message can be heard at
11. a.m. Saturday followed by fel-
lowship luncheon at the Sebring
Seventh-Day Adventist Church,
2106 State Road 17 North.

Good Shepherd plans
Spring Fling
'SEBRING Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, 4348
Schumacher Road, will hold its
annual Spring Fling on Saturday.
There will be a rummage and bake
sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Any questions,'call 385-1163.

Youth Group to see
'Overcome'
AVON PARK The Youth
Group meets every Thursday at
Avon Park First Presbyterian
Church A.R.P.; 215 E. Circle St., in
the fellowship hall, off of La
Grande Street.
At 6 p.m. a free dinner is served
tQathe youth,.provided by generous
church members. From 6:30-7:30
p.m., there is an activity and Bible
study. Dave Blackmon, the youth


director, is currently leading a
study on the book of Daniel.
Monthly, the youth group meets
for social activities including bowl-
ing, games, a scavenger huntand
other planned activities. This
month the movie "Overcome" will
be shown at 5:30 p.m. Saturday,
April 18. This movie is about Sara,
a girl at the top of her game. She
has been chosen to attend ar elite
summer tennis program, but her
hopes are dashed unexpectedly by
the one person no one likes -
Colton.
Colton is at the bottom of life,
disrespectful, hurting people and
bullying. After a party one night he
ends up in a wreck, with Sara. The
experience of the wreck changes
him but facing life after you've
done'everything wrong can be the
hardest step of all. Colton must
find a way to prove to everyone -
especially Sara that he's changed.
This movie is based on the con-
version of Paul.
Free pizza, popcorn and sodas
will be served. The youth group is
for middle and high school stu-
dents.


Sherry White to speak
Sunday
VENUS Sherry White will be
guest speaker at First Baptist
Church of Venus at 6 p.m. Sunday.
White has a ministry for women in
Hardee and surrounding counties.
First Baptist Church is at 16
Church Drive, Venus.
Fingerfood will follow- service.
Everyone is invited.
Wayne Godwin is interim pastor.
Call 465-5283 for more informa-
tion.

'Saving. Sarah Cain' to be
shown at First
Presbyterian
AVON PARK On Sunday,
April 26, Avon Park First
Presbyterian Church A.R.P. will
show the movie of the month,
"Saving Sarah Cain," in the fellow-
ship hall at 4 p.m. This captivating
film is directed by Michael Landon
Jr. The film features performances
from Academy Award nominees
Elliott Gould and Tess Harper.
Sarah Cain, played by Lisa


Pepper, is a sweet, successful and
slightly self-absorbed city girl
through and through. However, the
untimely death of her sister draws
her to Amish country for the funer-
al. She then makes the discovery
that will change her life: She is
now the legal guardian to five
Amish nieces and nephews.
She desperately tries to juggle
the children, her career and her
comfort level. Sarah learns she
must re-evaluate her priorities as
she prepares for the biggest culture
shock of everyone's lives.
Free popcorn, sodas, and the
unending candy bowl will also be
ready for movie time. Pastor Bob
and Maxine Johnson, along with
Connie Crews and other volun-
teers, arrange these powerful,
funny and heartwarming movies.
The movie will be shown on the
big screen in the fellowship hall.
The community,is invited to view
this movie.
The church is at 215 E. Circle
St. with the fellowship hall
entrance on La Grande Street. For
more information, call the church.
office at 452-3242.


PLACES To


WORSHIP


Places to Worship
advertisement in the
that is published Fi
SSunday. To find out n
nation on how to place
in this directory, call
SSun at 385-6155, 46
S452-1009, ext.-502.


APOSTOLIC

* Greater Faith
Church; 24 Rainer D
Placid, FL 33852. invi
Come worship with us ir
Truth at 10:30 a.m. and
SSunday, and at 7
Wednesday. For inforrr
tact 840-0152. Pas
Carmody.


ASSEMBLY OF

* Christ Fellowshil
(Assembly of God),
Life Way. Bearing H
Preaching His Doct
Awaiting His Coming. "
God in Spirit and in Trut
School, 9 a.m.; Morning
10 a.m.; Evening Wor
p.m. Wednesday: Worsi
Pastor Eugene Haas. P
0924.
* Crossroads Cc
SChurch, 114 South Ce
Avon Park, FL 33825. P
4453. Sunday School:
SSunday Worship: 10:45
p.m. Sunday Children'
10:45 a.m. Wednesday
Study and Youth/Royal
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. D
* First Assembly of G
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring
Wilmont McCrary, paste
School, 10 a.m.; Mornin
and KIDS Church,
Evening Worship,
Wednesday Family Nil
Bible Study), LIFE You
Royal Rangers, Mission
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

i Avon Park Lakes
Church, 2600 N. Highly
Avon Park, FL 33825. Ge
Pastor. Christ centered
call based. Sunday wo
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
Nursery facilities are
Bible studies at 9:45 a.i
and 7 p.m. Wednesday
Time 6 p.m. on Wednes
classes at 9:45.a.m. ar
for all ages. Choir prattic
Sunday. Church phone:
* Bethany Baptist
(GARBC) We are loca
corner of SR17 and C-
route) in Avon. Park
Sunday morning at 9:00
fee and doughnuts, foil
Bible Study Classes
Sunday morning worsh
begins at 10:30 a.m.
evening worship service
p.m.. On Wednesd
AWANA program and th
Life teen ministry begin a
The adult Bible and Pr
begins at 7 p.m.. For moi
tion go to www.b
tistap.com or call the ch
at 863-452-1136.
* Faith' Missionary
Church, off State Road
Sebring at 1708 LaGra
Sunday School, 10 a.m
Worship, 11. a.m.;
Worship, 6 p.m. WV
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf int
available. Ken Lambel
Phone 386-5055.


Is a paid Fellowship Baptist Church,
News-Sun 1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL
riday and 33825. Sunday: Sunday School,
nore Infor- 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45
;e a listing a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m.
the News- Wednesday: Evening Service; 7'
5-0426 or p.m.; Children/Youth/Young Adult
Ministries, 7 p.m. Rev. James
Weatherly, Pastor. Telephone: 453-
4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: apfe/-
/owship@tnninet.
SFirst Baptist Church of Avon
Apostolic Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park.
'rive, Lake Dr. Vernon Harkey, pastor; Jared
tes you to Hewitt, interim youth minister; and
n spirit and Joy Loomis, interim music director.
I 6:30 p.m. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30
':30 p.m. a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m.
nation con- Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday
tor Larry 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
GOD a.m., basic computer
class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m.
p Church conversational English, basic com-
2935 New puter and citizenship
lis Name; classes/Sonshine House. Regular
rine; and Wednesday schedule: 4:45 p.m.
Worshiping Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. chil-
h." Sunday dren's choir rehearsals, youth
g Worship, activities and prayer meeting; 6:30
ship, 6:30 p.m. adult choir rehearsal; 7 p.m.
hip, 7 p.m. children's mission groups.
'hone 471- Thursday schedule: 7-8:30 p.m.
'adult reading and writing classes.
community Nursery provided for all services,
,ntral Ave., except 'Sonshine House.
hone:453- LifeGroups (Bible studies) are
9:30 a.m. offered on various days and times.
a.m. and 6 Call 453-6681 for details. The 24/7
s Church: prayer line is (863) 452-1957.
Adult Bible Primera Mision BautiSta, 100 N.
Explorers, .Lake Ave., Avon Park. Johnattan
)umas. Solotero, Pastor. Regular Sunday
God, 4301 schedule: 10 a.m., Bible study;'11
g. The Rev. a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday
or. Sunday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study.
ig Worship Friday schedule: 7 p.m., activities
11 a.m.; for adults, youth and'children.
7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Lake
ght, (Adult Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine
uth Group, Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 mid-
ettes, 7:30 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.rm. Life
s Baptist changing Bible Study for all ages
hands Blvd., starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor
eorge Hall, Allen Altvater leads the'youth in
and bibli- their quest to become more like
rship serv- Christ. Sunday night worship at 6
and 6 p.m. p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and
available. Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with
m1. Sunday youth worship in the youth facility,
ay. Prayer and missions training for all chil-
sday. Bible dren. Call the church at 655-1524.
e centered N First Baptist Church of Lake
e. at 5 p.m. Placid, Knowing God's Heart and
452-6556. Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal
Church Palm Street. (2 blocks south of
ted at the Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL
17A (truck 33852 (863) 465-3721, Entail:
. Join us www.fbclp.com. Contemporary
AMforcof- 9:00 a.m., Traditional Blended
owed with 10:45 a.m., Link Groups 9:00 a.m.
at 9:30. & 10:45 a..m., Sunday Evening
lip service 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evening Activities
, and an for all 6:15 p.m.
e is at 6 First Baptist Church of Lorida
lays, the located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida.
ie Word of Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.
It 6:30 PM. for all ages. Sunday worship serv-
rayer Time ices are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
re informa- Preschool care is provided at the
ethanybap 11 a.m. worship service.
urch office Wednesday evening (September to
May), a youth group meets at 6:20
Baptist p.m. and is for ages 3 through 12th
17 North of grade. Middle and high school
ange Ave. meet year-round. Also at 6:30 p.m.,
.; Morning is a prayer service followed by
Evening adult choir rehearsal First Lorida
Wednesday is the "Place to discover God's
erpretation love." Jonathan Booher, Senior
rt; Pastor. Pastor, Toby Cribbs,
Youth/Children Ministries; Bus


rides to Sunday School and 11 a.m.
worship service are provided for
children grades first through adults
by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the minr
istries offered, call 655-1878.
M First Baptist Church, Sebring,.
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone: 385-5154. A.R.
Fugan, interim pastor; Rev. David
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
minister of youth and activities.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day. Out for children age
6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
* Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor.' Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
* Independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
10:30 a.m. Sunday evening,'6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
'Church. 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.
* Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck. Pausley, Youth Pastor;
Ralph 0. Burns, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Morning 'Worship


Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for
Teens, 6:30 p.m. -Adult Midweek
Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. A
nurseryfor under age 3 is available
at all services. Provisions for hand-
icapped and.-: hard-of-hearirig.
'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.
SWeekdays at 8 a.m. Confessions
are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Religious Education Classes are 9-
10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K
through 7th. Confirmation class is
at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay
St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049.
Rev. Jose Gonzdlez, Pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 3:30 and
5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9, and 10:30
a.m. apd noon Spanish Mass.
Cbnfessions: 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
Gillnore, Director of Music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placidview Drive, Lake
Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael
J. Cannon. Mass schedule:
Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) -
Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8
a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9
a.m. December thru Easter -
Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.,
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9
a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9
a.m.


CHRISTIAN

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


Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the Drivel"
* Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL'
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;
.David Etherton, Youth Pastor.
Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Youth Service,.6 p.m; Wednesday
night meals, 5 p.m.; and
Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Phone 382-6676.
* First Christian Church, 1016
W. Camphor St.; Avon Park, FL
33825. "Where truth is taught and
love abounds. "Greg Ratliff, Senior
Minister; Tammy Johns, Secretary
and Children's Director: Bart
Culpepper, Youth Director; Jon
Carter, Music Director. Bible
School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.;
Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Choir Practice & Children's
Classes, 5:1-5 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.
* Lorida Church of the Brethren
332 Palms Estates Road, Lorida
(three blocks south of U.S. 98)
Mailing address is P.O. Box 149,
Lorida, FL 33857. Phone 655-
1466. Sunday School classes for


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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EPISCOPAL

* The Episcopal Church of the
Redeemer.Service times are 8:30
and 10 a.m. with Holy Communion.
Coffee hour following services.
Newcomers welcome. Rector is the
Rev. Joyce Holmes. Call 453-5664
or e-mail redeemer1895@ao/lcom
Web site: redeemeravon.com. The
church is at 839 Howe's Way, Avon
Park (two miles north of Sun 'N
Lake Boulevard, across from Wells
Dodge.)
* St. Agnes Episcopal Church,
3840,Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL
33870. Sunday Services: Holy
Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy
Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek
service on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Sunday School for all ages at 9
a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.
until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.
service ends. Wednesday: Adult
Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are
always welcome. The Rev. Jim
'Kurtz, rector. Church office 385-
47649, for more information.
* St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal
- Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake
Placid, FL 33852. Phone: 465-
0051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers,
Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday
evening: Holy. Communion with
Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child
care available at the 8 a.m. and
'10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come
'and join us.


GRACE BRETHREN

, Grace Brethren Church, 3626
Thunderbird Road, (863) 835-
0869. Dr. Randall Smith, Senior
Pastor, Rev. David Ogden,
Associate Pastor, Matt Wheelock,
Assistant to the Pastor, and Aaron
Michaud, Youth Director. "Kid City"
Children's Ministries: 9 a.m.-12
noon, First Service: 9 a.m.-10:15
a.m., Drinks, Donuts and
Fellowship: 10:1,5 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/
SDay Care: Nursery Age Through
5th Grade. Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-
.6 p.m. (By Registration Call: 385-
3111),


'INTERDENOMINATIONAL

i 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
Language 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. Ap il 4
and 25; and Passover Seder E.t 6
p.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

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


Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
0797.
* Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
christlutheranavonpark org.
* Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
* Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
* New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at 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 Preschool (3-5


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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:30 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, /indadowning@hotmailcom.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
ing@hotmallcom. 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.GBCconnected.org
* Highlands Community Church
is meeting at the Community
,Christian Church at 3005 New Life
Way. Highlands Community
Church features a casual contem-
porary church. Our Celebration
Service is at 10 AM and includes a
quality nursery and Kid's world for
ages through elementary age.
Church phone is 471-1236, or
Pastor Bruce Linhart's cell is 402-
1684. Web site: highlandscommu-
nitycom e-mail: pastor@highland-
scommun/ty corn
* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday worship services
are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9 a.m.
(traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (con-
temporary) in the main sanctuary.
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 www.weareunion.org. All
teachings are taken from the
Manufacturer's Handbook The
Holy Bible. Come join us.
* 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."
I The Way Church, 1005 N.
Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday
school and worship service at 9 :30
a.m. and 10:30 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@hotmal.com. Web site:
www. TheWayChurch.org


PRESBYTERIAN

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


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


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

* Avon Park Seventh-day
Adventist Church, 1410 West
/Avon Blvd., Avon Park. Phone:
453-6641 or e-mail: avonparks-
da@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.discoverjesus.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, 11:201a.m. to noon; and
Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:10-1
p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20
p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old
Scouts, 7-8:20 p.m. first and third
Wednesday; and activity days for
8-11 year old girls from 7-8:20 p.m.
second and fourth Wednesday.


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev.'A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at 8:15


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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

* Emmanuel United Church of
Christ, where God is still speak-
ing. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL
33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27
and Hammock Road). Sunday wor-
ship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with
worship first Sunday of month;
Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all
other Sundays, All are welcome to
receive the sacrament. For more
information, call the church office at
471-1999 or a-mail ucc@earth
/inAnet or cheek the Web site
.sebt ogemmand1nu7 ecorn. N No
matter who you are or where you
are on life's journey, you're wel-
come here.


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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