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Publication Date: April 22, 2009
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Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927


SFCC ends on
high note

SPORTS, PAGE 1 B


Protestors march
outside APPD

PAGE 2A


Nutrition on
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right thing when
snipers shot and killed
the Somali pirates
holding an American
captive last week?


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No

4.4%


Total votes: 136
Next question:
Does the $100 million
President Obama
ordered his cabinet to
cut go far enough?
Make your voice heard at
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James G. Aston
Age 81, of Lake Placid
Edgar DeLaney
of Avon Park
Delores Elliott
Age 86, of Sebring
Marc Grosberg
Age 68, of Sebring
Maggie Porter
Age 85, of Avon Park
Donald Smith
Age 87, of Lake Placid
Timothy Timko
Age 69, of Sebring
Obituaries, Page 5A

Celebrations 10B
Chalk Talk 5B
Club News 9B
Community Briefs 5A
Classifieds 9A
Crossword Puzzle 11B
Dear Abby 11B
Friends & Neighbors 8B
Health & Nutrition 6A
inside Relationships 13B
Lottery Numbers 2A
Movie Times 11B




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Fire destroys Sebring home


News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Flames rage inside what was once the kitchen of a mobile home on Holmes Court in Sebring Tuesday afternoon,

Three people escape

mobile home blaze


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING A mobile
home was completely
destroyed in h Tuesday after-
noon fire off of Holmes
Court, but first responders
were able to keep the fire
from spreading to nearby
trees and other homes.
DeSoto City firefighters
were first on scene but the
mobile home was already
fully engulfed.
Adam Greenslade was in
the neighborhood working
with Artistic Towing &


Recovery when he saw the
fire start at the' north end of
the building around 12:30
p.m..
Greenslade and a co-work-
er picked up a neighbors hose
and started to spray down the
trees and shrubbery) on the-
east side of the homes the
southeast winds carried te
fire from one end of the home
to the other.
He said it took only 10
,minutes to spread to the News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
entire structure. A good Samaritan tries to keep the fire from spreading to
nearby trees with a hose Tuesday afternoon at the
Continued on page 3A mobile home fire off of Holmes Court in Sebring.


Unemployment, foreclosure


figures drop in Highlands


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.coin
AVON PARK Local
unemployment numbers
seem to have bottomed out
and showed signs of a slight
comeback although other
economic indicators across
the state are still trending
downward.
According to an e-mail
from the Agency for
Workforce Innovation, the
unemployment rate in March
was slightly less than the
number for February, but still
almost 4 percent higher than
March 2008.
After being at 9.5 percent
in February, Highlands


State numbers

are still going

up, however
County's unemployment rate
bounced slightly to 9.3 per-
cent for March, but across the
state the number rose to 9.7
percent as all industries suf-
fer losses.
Florida's seasonally
adjusted unemployment rate
represents 893,000 jobless
out of a labor force of
9,210,000, which is 1.2 per-
cent higher than the national
average of 8.5 percent.


Other statewide economic
indicators show that foreclo-
sures and housing starts are
still forecasting problems for
Florida citizens.
Florida foreclosures num-
bered 47,139 in March and
46,391 in February, up by 56
percent compared to the same
month a year ago.
Foreclosures have been rising
since January 2007.
Foreclosures are up more
than 400. percent since the
low point in December 2006.
In Highlands County hous-
ing foreclosures were at 198
in March, slowing some from
Continued on page 3A


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Dead man

found in

Lake Placid

HCSO treating
case as a
homicide
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID -
Highlands County Sheriff's
Office officials are keeping a
tight lid on the circumstances
surrounding a dead body found
in Lake Placid.
They are investigating the
death as a homicide.
The body of the Hispanic
male was found Monday at
3:48 p.m. in the undeveloped
eastern portion of the Sun 'N
Lake subdivision of Lake
Placid.
Sgt. Darin Hood of investi-
gations would not say how the
body was found or give an
approximate age of the victim.
A press release Tuesday
morning stated the identity of
the victim has not been con-
firmed.
"That's all we're releasing
right now,". Hood said about
the press release.
"We are in the beginning
stages of the investigation so
we are not releasing anything
else at this time."
Anyone with information
about the death is urged to con-
tact the HCSO Investigations
at 402-7250.
To remain anonymous and
eligible for a cash reward con-
tact Crimestoppers at 1-800-
226-TIPS.


The Numbers
County unemployment County unemployment
rate for February rate for March

9.5% 9.3%


State unemployment
rate for February

9.4%

County foreclosures
in February

275

State foreclosures
in February

46,391


State unemployment
rate for March

9.7%

County foreclosures
in March

198

State foreclosures
in March

47,139


Commissioners get update on fuel audit


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.con
SEBRING Assistant
County Administrator Rick
Helms updated the county
commission Tuesday on the
progress made on correcting
the issues surrounding fuel
dispensing discovered in an
audit last year.
The audit from the Clerk of
Courts pointed out several
deficiencies in the control of
how fuel was accounted for
and how it was dispensed.
One of the areas addressed
included security cameras.
"'We have now installed


'We have now installed security cameras in all three fuel
depots and we will use them to monitor the usage of those
facilities'

RICK HELMS
assistant county administrator


security cameras in all three
fuel depots and we will use
them to monitor the usage of
those facilities." Helms said.
Additionally, the county
upgraded its security sur-
rounding the monitoring and
distribution of keys to
employees.
According to Helms. the


key policy is now being
enforced in all areas, and all
keys have been accounted
for, including those that were
never turned in by exiting
employees.
"In most cases, a supervi-
sor would just re-issue the
key to the replacement
employee, but we have


stressed to them the necessity
of making sure those keys are
turned into the right office
and that they are re-issued
properly," Helms said.
Helms also told he com-
mission that the $134,181
owed to the state for fuel tax
is off-set by the $138,688
that was discovered in


rebates due back to the coun-
ty for taxes paid.
Those amounts off-set
each other with a $4,507 net
due to the county, according
to Helms, but did not clarify
- if that detail has been worked
out with the Florida
Department of Revenue, and
if there are any penalties for
not paying taxes in a timely
fashion.
Areas covered in the
report, but not yet addressed
included the 10 percent
administration fee due to the
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Levitts

make

donations

to local

veterans
By MARY MARGARET
STAIK
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Diane
Levitt, an avid coupon
clipper and bargain
hunter, took advantage of
sales, merchandise and
store coupons, and other
incentives such as
"BOGO" (buy one get
one) to purchase items
she recently donated to
the Veteran Services
Office. Her husband
Donny assisted in the
delivery of several dozen
bags of food, hygiene
items, and health items to
be donated to veterans in
need.
Among the items
donated are shampoo,
conditioner, shaving
cream, razors and razor
refills, multi-vitamins,
dental hygiene items, bath
soaps, feminine hygiene
items, non-perishable
foods, all brand names.
Donny Levitt assists in
the project by boxing and
bagging the items and
loading their vehicle with
the heavy bundles to go to
the delivery point.
The donated items are
in honor of all the veter-
ans in their family. "All
the males in the family
are veterans," Diane
Levitt said. Donny Levitt.
is a Vietnam era veteran.
They have one son in
Canada, and one son in
Royal Oak, Mich. An eld-
erly uncle from Missouri
served in the Army during
World War II in the signal
corps.
In the summer months,
the Levitts shop for the
veterans in their home
state of Michigan.
Here are some of the
tips from Diane Levitt
that she likes to pass
along for other savvy
shoppers: Use manufac-
turers coupons, store
coupons, and store sales.
Save your store receipts
to get rebates or more
coupons from the manu-
facture or the store chain.
Read the newspaper and
newspaper inserts to get
the best deal for' what you
need. Find the store dis-
count book, if they have
one. If you are fortunate
to find a "buy one get one
FREE," save the free one
for a needy cause. "It did-
n't cost you anything, and
somebody else could use
it." If they are out of an
advertised special, ask for
a rain-check. You will get
to purchase the same item
when it returns to regular
price for the sale price.
According to Joseph A.
Dionne, Highlands
County Veteran Services
Officer, items to be donat-
ed to the Veterans
Assistance Committee of
Highlands County may be
left at the Highlands
County Veteran Services
Office. Call 402-6623 call
before bringing items to
the office.
Lap robes anrd slipper
socks will be donated to
the Bay Pines VA and area
nursing homes for the vet-
erans there as patients.
Paperback books and
unopened puzzles are
passed along to the
Fischer House at Bay


Pines. Personal hygiene
and health items as well
as food items are passed
along to area needy veter-
ans.


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News-Sun photos by ED BALDRIDGE
Protestors carrying signs and flags march across the street from the Avon Park Police
Department Saturday afternoon.

Several protest, pray


outside Avon Park PD


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK Local
activists spent nearly two
hours outside the Avon Park
Police Department Saturday
night in protest of the incar-
ceration of Michael Diaz
and to pray for "Baby
Hope."
More than 30;, people
lined the sidewalks at the
intersection of "Museum
Avenue and Pleasant Street
to wave signs at oncoming
traffic with slogans like
"Free Michael Diaz"' and,:
"Police protect children, not
abuse us."
Activist Patricia Austin
explained that the protesters
were there to raise aware-
ness of the situation involv-
ing James Hilton Parker III,
Ian Avon Park police officer
who was charged with
felony aggravated child
abuse of a baby earlier this
month.
Parker was also involved
in an incident on News
Year's Day that resulted in
the incarceration of Diaz.
"All the warning signs
were there," Austin said in a
prepared speech.
"If we had all come for-
ward before this, this would
have never happened. I
commend Chief (Matthew)
Doughney, he has, taken
hold of the situation here
and is making sure that
these kind of things are cor-
rected.
"But he cannot do it
alone, and by coming for-
ward is the only way we can
correct these issues," Austin
said about the incidents sur-
rounding Parker before his


arrest.'
I Sue and Pete Diaz, par--
ents of Michael, were also
present at the protest voic-
ing their hope that their son
would be released and for
the speedy recovery of
"Baby Hope."
"I. am doing this for
'Baby Hope,' and for
Michael. Parker gave us the
biggest thing we wanted!
from him, his badge, now
we are hoping '.for the
release of my sdn," Sue
Diaz said. '
Michael Diaz' pleaded out
to the charges of battery
against him and received
seven years, while Sue and
Pete Diaz fought and won a
day in court when a jury
found them not guilty.
"I know that my son has
had some issues in the past.


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He has not been the best
behaved, but he felt he was
protecting his mother on
New Year's when she.was
attacked," Pete Diaz said.
"The justice system failed
Michael in this instance. My
son had no options after
doing what he thought was
protecting his mother. His
choices were plead for
seven years, go to court and
win, but get 25 years, or
lose in court and get 40
years in prison. He took the
lesser time, but should have
had the charges dropped,"
Pete Diaz said.
"We have to keep coming
out until Michael is free,"
he added.
The peaceful demonstra-
tion lasted about two hours,
and ended with a prayer
vigil for "Baby Hope."


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County decides


to drop burn ban


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
SEBRING On the rec-
ommendation of Emergency
Operations Director Bill
Nichols, County
Commissioners decided to
allow the ban on burning
drop at their regular meeting
in Tuesday morning.
"We now average 615 on
the drought scale, and there
is currently no need to extend
the ban on burning," Nichols
said.
According to Nichols,
there were still areas, of con-
cern, and areas that still rated
721 on the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index, a scale used
to also factor in the possibili-
ty for wildfires.
"We still need to advise
extreme caution, and permits
are still required for burning
if the fire will be larger than
eight foot in diameter, but I
don't feel like a burn ban is
necessary right now," said
Nichols.
The lower drought index
rating was not directly due to
the. amount of rain that the
county has 'been getting
.,recently, but factors in other
indicators such has how
green the grass is and how


'We still need to
advise of extreme
caution and
permits are still
required for
burning if the fire
will be larger than
eight foot in
diameter but I
don't feel like a
burn ban is
necessary right
now."

BILL NICHOLS
Emergency Operations
Center director

saturated the ground is
throughout the county.
The "greening" of pastures
and scrub land reduces the
possibility of a fire where
dry, brown grass is conducive
to wildfires getting out of
control.
"I think that although the
index is till higher than nor-
mal, we can handle anything
that may happen, but I still
think we need to let people
know to use caution,"
Nichols said.


Owen honored in LP


Courtesy photo
The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and
Florida Hospital Heartland Division teamed up to proclaim
April 16, 2009, 'Harold Owen Day' because of his dedicat-
ed service to the city and Highlands County through count-
less hours volunteering on more than 13 boards, including
Glades Electric Round Up, Caladium Festival, Code
Enforcement and Meals on Wheels. Lake Placid Mayor Tom
Katsanis presented Owen with the proclamation during the
Florida Hospital Lifeline volunteer luncheon, where Owen
has volunteered for more than 20 years. Pictured are
Katsanis (center), Owen and Laverne Owens.


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Courtesy photo
The girls competing for the title of Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce on Friday
include (front row, from left) Alyssa Riffle, Angela Bateman, Hannah Allen, Savannah St.
John, Catilyn Johnson; (standing from left) Brittany Gates, Elizabeth Burgess, Rebecca
Perry, current Miss Avon Park 2008 Angela Garcia, Brittanie Calhoun, Paige Timmons,
and Kaycee Mercure.


11 to vie for Miss Avon


Park crown on Friday

Pageant will be held at Avon Park Middle School


By SABRINA CARL
News Sun Intern
AVON PARK -The Miss
Avon Park Pageant will be
held at the Avon Park Middle
School Commons at 7:30
p.m. Friday. Cost of admis-
sidn is $3.
This year the pageant will
be directed by Heather
Howell, who picked the posi-
tion up last February.
-Although Howell has not
-held the position for very
-long she has already made
dramatic changes from for-
:mer pageants and planned
future pageants two years
,ahead.
"This year is different not
;only from last year but from
.many years. Because of the
.remodeling of the college
we've moved it to the middle
school. Little things like the
Girls not having .a dressing
,room and using the library is
:a challenge to overcome,"
lHowell said
SYet the biggest changes are
;going to be the scoring sys-
tern and on-stage questions.
"In the past each girl was
equally scored on a scale of
1-to-20. The way we judge
now is that they each get up
to 100 points from each judge
and is broken up 50 and 50,"
-Howell said.
In the past the contestants
were also allowed to know
what the questions were


I m trying to
break the stigma
that this is about
being pretty. It's
.about being
yourself'

HEATHER HOWELL
pageant director

going to be but they were not
allowed to know which ones
would be theirs.
"Now they don't know
what the questions are. The
purpose is spontaneity,"
Howell said.
Howell has also worked to
give the contestants more
freedom to express them-
selves in the formal and fash-
ion wear competitions than in
previous years.
"I'm trying to break the
stigma that this is about
being pretty. lit's about being
yourself. I've told the girls
repeatedly I will not be a part
of anything that breaks their
spirit. If they do not come out
with anything less than a
good experience I will never
do this again," Howell said.
This year's pageant will
feature contestants Hannah
Allen, Alyssa Riffle, Angela
Bateman, Caitlyn Johnson,
Elizabeth Burgess, Rebecca
Perry, Amanda Fitch,


Brittany Calhoun, Paige
Timmons, Kaycee Mercure,
Savannah St. Johns, and
River Greens.
"If I could describe the
girls in one word it would be
genuine," complimented
Howell.
Current Miss Avon Park
Angela Garcia will also be
present to hold the bowl for
the drawing ofthe on-stage
questions, perform a salsa
dance, present her fashion
wear, and perform the final
walk.
The first place winner will
receive a $350 scholarship to
South Florida Community
College, a tiara, a month of
tanning from Electric Beach,
diner at Sierra's and a year of
sash cleaning from Griffin's
Dry Cleaning. Prizes will
also be given for Miss
Congeniality, Miss
Photogenic, first runner up,"
and second runner up.
Secondary prizes will
include photography -sessions
with Photography in Action.
Sponsors include Antioch
Church of God in Christ,
Tom Bateman, Center Stage
Dance Studio, Laye's Tire
Service, Hick's Oil, Today's
Images, Best Open MRI,
Electric Beach Tanning,
TND Plumbing and Septic,
and Avon Park Chiropractic
Clinic.


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
By the time first-responders pulled hose to put out the fire off of Holmes Court in
Sebring Tuesday afternoon the mobile home was substantially destroyed.


Fire destroys Sebring home


Continued from page 1A
"Mobil homes go up really fast," said
Rebecca Smith, a nearby resident watching
firefighters extinguish what was left of the
House. "It's real dry wood and it's been
there for ages."
An older Hispanic couple shared their
time between the residence and a home in
Orlando, she said.
Occasionally they would get away to
Sebring for some rest and take their great
grandchild with them.
All three members of the family were
home when the fire erupted, but all were


able to escape.
The wife and child were. covered with
soot. Speaking broken English, she said
something about cooking and started to cry.
A neighbor brought the young child, a
boy who was reportedly two-and-a-half
years old, a cup of Kool-Aid as he stared up
with his big, white eyes from a soot-covered
face.
The husband said he had owned the trail-
er for 27 years.
It was a total loss and there was some
minor fire damage done to a mid '90s Ford
Ranger that was parked about 10 feet away
from the southwest corner of the residence.


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Commission hears about fuel audit
Continued from page 1A It was not discussed how much money


county from the school districts.
Helms assured commissioners that issue
would be a priority in the discussions for the
inter-local agreement contracts that would
soon be in place for fuel usage for all agen-
cies.


was involved in the non-compliance in
charging other agencies, nor the amount of
time since the contract was in 1993 that had
passed without billing.
Helms agreed to come back to the com-
missioners with updates as they were avail-
able.


Local jobless rates drop in March


Continued from page 1A
the 275 foreclosures in
February.
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transactions.
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closure rates with 1 in every
27 homes in foreclosure,
over twice the Florida rate of
1 in every 73 as of first quar-
ter 2009.
Statewide housing starts
were 1,948 in January 2009.
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since August 2005, and have
declined more than 90 per-
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the lowest in the series of sin-
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Louis Federal Reserve Bank
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News-Sun Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Pope has science on

his side in condoms

in Afripa conundrum


The media expressed
shock when Pope Benedict
XVI on his trip to Africa
said that the promotion of
condoms as the solution for
the AIDS epidemic may only
increase the problem. How,
the shocked journalists
asked, could Pope ignore
science?
The fact is that science is
on the side of the Pope, as
Edward Green, author of
"Rethinking AIDS
Prevention" admitted. Green
had gone to Africa accepting
the conventional wisdom
that condoms were the solu-
tion for the AIDS epidemic,
but discovered that massive
condom education and distri-
bution programs were not
working. On the other hand,
a program promoting absti-
nence before marriage and
fidelity in marriage in
Uganda was successful.
His conclusions have been
confirmed by numerous
other studies. In 2003,
Norman Hearst and Sanny
Chen conducted a condom
effectiveness study for the
U.N.'s AIDS program. They
concluded that "In many
sub-Saharan African coun-
tries, high condom use has
yet to produce demonstrable
benefit ... sad experience
shows that high HIV trans-
mission can coexist with'
high condom use."
An article in the presti-
gious British medical jour-
nal, The Lancet, concluded:
"Massive increases in con-
dom use worldwide have not.
translated into demonstrably
improved HIV control in the
great majority of countries
where they have occurred."
Those promoting condoms
as the solution insist that
"correct and consistent" con-
dom use reduces infections.'
The problem is that no inter-
vention or education pro-
gram no matter how intense
has, been able to achieve
anything close to consistent
condom use over tine. No
matter how good the inten-
tions of those in the pro-
gram, after a few months use
drops significantly, this ;is
true in Africa and true
among men who have sex
with men in the United
States. As a result that where
condoms are promoted'as the
answer, the epidemic contin-
ues. In the United States in
2006 the number of new
infections among young men
who have sex with men
increased 18 percent over
the previous year.
Why have massive con-
dom education and distribu-
tion campaigns failed to
slow the AIDS epidemic in
Africa, while a campaign
Stressing abstinence before
marriage and fidelity in mar-
riage has had positive
results?
Both require substantial
changes in behavior. The dif-
ference is that while the
decision to practice absti-
nence and fidelity is made
with your clothes on, the
decision to use. a condom is
made with your clothes off,
in the heat of passion and
often under the influence of


From The
Right Side
Dale OZeary

alcohol or drugs. The deci-
sion not to engage in sex
requires will power, but it is
supported by religion and
tradition. While condom pro-
moters encourage people to
use a condom every time,
the fact is that if both part-
ners are HIV free and
monogamous, the risk of
infection is zero.
The epidemic isn't driven
by, monogamous couples not
using condoms, but by con-
current multipartner sexual
activity. Those pushing con-
doms as the only solution for
the AIDS epidemic, ignore
the psychology of multipart-
ner sexual activity. Those
who engage in sexual rela-
tions with -a number of part-
ners, almost be definition,
tend to value their personal
pleasure over the well-being
of their partners. Those most
at risk engage in sex with
people they don't know very
well. Insisting on condom
use in such situations
implies a lack of trust, it
breaks the mood, it inter-
feres with the seduction that
is part of such encounters.
The Pope is right in wor-
rying that condom promotion.
may actually increase the
problem, because condom
promotion campaigns neces-
sarily spread a false sense of
security. The campaigns
don't say that condoms, even
used every time and correct-
ly will only reduce your risk
of infection, and you may
still contract HPV, which
causes cancer and warts.
Instead the paint a picture of
fun and freedom. According
to the Lancet article; "A vig-
orous condom-promotion
policy could increase rather
than decrease unprotected
sexual exposure, if it has the
unintended effect of encour-
aging greater sexual activi-
ty."
And since those who are
encouraged to engage in
multipartner activity even if
supplied with condoms and
educated on how to use them
inevitably slack on column
use off after a few months,
but continue multipartnering.
The problem gets worse not
better.
According to study pub-
lished in the Journal of
AIDS in 2005, when com-
pared to a control group,
men supplied with condoms
and education "reported a
significantly higher number
of partners during the six-
month follow-up period
when compared with the six
months prior to joining the
study" thus increasing their
risk of infection.
Condoms may sound like
the solution, but govern-
ments and funders need to
look at.the results and back
programs with proven
record of success.


Dale O'Leary is a nationally
i published columnist, an Avon
Park resident and author of The
Gender Agenda.'


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Sun 'N Lake residents held
hostage
Editor:
This is America the land of the free
- everywhere but in Sun 'N Lake of
Sebring. The residents of Sun 'N Lake
live in a dictatorship with no chance to
participate in the government of the
community. The dictators use taxpayer
dollars to fight in court against taxpay-
er wishes. They are currently fighting
for the voting rights of large land own-
ers against residents.
What are the dictators pocketing that
makes them refuse to risk election by
the residents of Sun 'N Lake? Sun 'N
Lake residents are being held hostage
with no hope of release. Somalia is not
the only home of pirates!
Help!
Karen Soares
Sebring

Legion offers apology to
good neighbors
Editor:
The weekend of April 10, 11 and 12
was a very busy and frustrating period
of time for the American Legion. We
have received and acknowledged' many
justified complaints about the group
that leased our hall for what was
deemed to be an Easter celebration.
The agreement was violated and abused
to the discomfort of many of our neigh-
bors. Even though our security meas-
ures were supposedly supplemented by
the group renting the building, our
rules were not followed and outside
influences created a situation beyond
our control.
We sincerely apologize for this
breach of our normally maintained
"good neighbor" policy. We strive to
set standards that conform to not only
the law of the land, but to a high level
of courtesy and comfortability to those
we serve, as well as those around us.
The cacophony and volume of sound
generated by a large group of revelers
was not anticipated and.the group
involved, even though they were gener-
ally peaceful, was advised that their
actions were not acceptable and that
they would not be allowed to return.


The United States prides itself on
diversity, of being a land of many
peoples .- yet racial inequality is
still rampant.
The United States prides Obama has been president
itself on diversity, of being a for less than three months.
land of many peoples yet While his election is symbol-
racial inequality is still ram- ic, it doesn't represent an end
pant. to racial inequality.
And even after this nation There were people who
last year elected its first refused to vote for Obama
minority president in Barack because he is black during
Obama, we still have large the 2008 election, and hate
differences in the treatment groups rose by 4 percent in
of minorities and whites. 2008, according to the
Pause. Slow down. Take a Southern Poverty Law
breath. Center. There are still many
We can't expect this racial issues to overcome in
nation's, long history of deep- this country. And the United
seeded racial problems to States isn't alone. Even coun-
disappear just by electing a tries with a history of elect-
minority president. ing minority leaders still
In its annual report, the endure racial inequality.
National Urban League Why, though, is there so
unveiled the figures of its much focus on the inequality
equality index, which investi- between blacks and whites
gates the status of blacks but little comparison between
compared to whites in areas whites and.other minorities?
such as economics, ,educa- It is troubling to hear
tion, civic engagement and minorities face even greater
social justice. inequality during economic
The report said inequality hardship simply because of
experienced by blacks com- potentially discriminatory
pared to whites increased hiring practices.
slightly from 71.1 percent in As John H. McClendon III,
2008 to 71.5 percent in 2009. Michigan State University's


For those whom I have not apologized
to personally, I extend my apology and
promise to continue to maintain a prop-
er and acceptable level of civility that,
we usually are able to provide.
J.P. Plunkett, Commander
Executive Board of the American
Legion, Post 25
Lake Placid

Participation number
seems to be skewed
Editor:
I read with great interest Ed
Baldridge's article on (Wednesday's)
"tea parties." I happened to drive past
the very small group of protesters I
use the word loosely, because almost
each one of them seemed to be protest-
ing something different from his fel-
lows during the afternoon, and found
it quite interesting.
I applaud their fervent use of their
rights to free speech and assembly ...
even though I disagree wholeheartedly
with their opinions.
My main question, however, regards
the statement your reporter made about
the actual number of people who par-
ticipated in this event across the coun-
try. I'd appreciate hearing where he got
his figure of "millions across the coun-
try" who were part of this spectacle.
I've tried to do some research myself,
and most accounts seem to place the
total number in the thousands. If you
accept as a starting precept that there
were roughly 800 large-scale demon-
strations across the country and this
figure comes from the event organizer
in Chicago, who estimated a total
crowd across the country "easily in the
six figures" this would require that
these demonstrations averaged more
than one thousand participants each to
reach just one million. CBS News
offered an estimate of only 1,000 at a
rally in Manhattan. The Wall Street
Journal estimated "a couple of hun-
dred" at a rally in San Francisco and
"several hundred" at the rally in
Washington, D.C. This seems to cast
doubt on your reporter's fact-checking.
In the interests of getting the truth
out, may we know what his sources
were? An opinion should be reserved


director of African American'
and African Studies, told The
State News, minorities are
often blamed for economic
problems and usually are the
first laid off because they are,
the last people hired.
This generation and future,
generations have the ability
to change such practices.
College-aged students made
up a significant portion of
Obama's constituency. It is'
reasonable to believe
younger people are less prone
to racism.
We were brought up in a
different time period, one far:
enough removed from racial
segregation and race riots.
This is a generation much
more color-blind than any
generation before it, and
hopefully future generations
will build on that progres-
sivism.
At the same time, it's sad
to call not being racist "pro-
gressive."
This just shows there are.
still many things that must be
rectified in American society
when it comes to the topic of
race.

An editorial from The State
News in East Lansing, Mich..


for the OpEd page, not for the front
page of the newspaper.
Gene Monroe
Sebring'

Democracy turned rogue
Editor:
Those we the people have elected
and appointed to represent the people'
in the last 60 years have turned rogue.
Their first priority after taking the oath
of office is to fill their own pockets and
.to completely ignore the voice of the
people.
A democratic government is "the
voice of the people" and not the "voice
of special interest." The biggest prob-
lem with a "good" democratic govern-
ment is the allowing of "lobbyists" to
control those we elected and appointed
to serve the people.
To correct this problem, Congress
must address this in the near future if
we are to pull out of this huge down-
turn, where the people "do not" believe
or trust any public officials or CEOs of
all corporations. They have all forgot-
ten that "they" are not the employer but
the "short term" employees; they have
all gone completely insane with their
lust for power and money. They have
"all" violated the public trust and their
oaths and should be tried in a court of
law for "conflict of interest."
The American people "will not"
allow this to continue. They are very
close to rebellion. How bad this civil
unrest is getting remains to be seen.
This problem is in local, state, feder-
al government. It cannot continue.
"Bushvilles" or Housevilles will not be
accepted. The theft of the American tax
dollar, by any public official or private
citizen, will be taken seriously by all
Americans. I would not wait to feel
their wrath.
Most have lost most everything of a
lifetime of work. The "huge" redistrib-
ution of tax dollars to favor the Super
Rich has to come to an end. The
Congress should "outlaw offshore tax
havens," that violate our tax structure.
"He is watching," from afar and so are
the American taxpayers.
Billie E. Jewett
Sebring


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Experience Works
representative to
speak at. library
LAKE PLACID Are
you retired and find that
you need to go back to
work? Perhaps you are
close to retirement and find
that you need to continue
working and need to learn
new skills. Maybe you
toiled long and hard as a
housewife and mother, but
now find yourself in your
late 50's or early 60's look-
ing to join the workforce.
In all of these instances,
you've got years of experi-
Sence, no job and a need to
get work. You may have
asked yourself "How am I
going to find a job now?"
Experience Works may
just be the answer. Join
Betsy O'Neill, the local
employment and training
assistant with this national
charitable and community-
based organization, when
she speaks about the pro-
gram at Lake Placid's
Memorial Library at 2 p.m.
today.
O'Neill will tell how the
program works. It's not for
everybody. Participants
must be at least 55 years
91d. Promotional literature
discusses the fact that the
program looks for "mature"
adult Those,,who partici-
pate are asked to "biing
motivation and dedication"
to their training assign-
nents then move on to
real employment."
Lake Placid Memorial
Library's START (Stay
Active Reitrement Trends)
Project has been offering
programs since February
targeted to the adult popu-
lation, particularly retirees
or those soon to be retired.
Seating for this free presen-
tation is limited to 25 per-
sons. Call Kathleen
Montgomery or Maria
Chenique at 699-3705 if
you wish to attend.

Vacancy needs filled
on Highlands
County Historic
Preservation
Commission
SEBRING The
Highlands County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking applications for
membership on the Historic
Preservation Commission.
The board will consider
interested applicants from
the following disciplines:
architecture, landscape
architecture, accounting,
building design, history,
Architectural history, plan-
ning, archaeology, real
estate development, law,
building construction or
other historic preservation
related disciplines, such as
urban planning, American
studies, American civiliza-
Stion, cultural geography or
cultural anthropology. In
the absence of the avail-
ability or willingness of
such professionals, lay per-
sons shall be appointed to
the professional positions if
they have demonstrated
special interest, experience
or knowledge in history,
architecture or related dis-
ciplines.
The HPC meets the sec-
ond Thursday of the month,
and volunteers serve four-
year terms.
Applicants may submit
an application on the coun-
ty Web site, www.hcbcc.net,


or by stopping by the
Planning Department at 501
S. Commerce Ave.

Moose officers to be
installed
SEBRING The
Sebring Moose Lodge 2259
will host music by Larry
Musgrave from 5-9 p.m.
today. On Thursday, the
Moose Legion will meet at
6:30 p.m., following by
installation of officers for
the Women of the Moose at
7 p.m. and the Loyal Order
of the Moose at 8 p.m.
For details, call 655-
3920.

LP Moose women
elect officers
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host a meeting of the
Women of the Moose at 7
p.m. today, followed by an
'election of officers. A meat-
loaf dinner will be served
from 5-7 p.m. On Thursday,
burgers, jumbo hot dogs
and fries will be served at 6
p.m. Music by Frankie will
be offered from 5:30-9:30
p;m.
For details, call 465-
0131.

Lora Patton plays at
Legion Post 69
AVON PARK The
American Legion Post 69
in Avon Park, will host
music by Lora Patton today
after a meal of chicken
wings and french fries is
served from 4-6 p.m.
For details, call 453-
4553.

Frank E. plays at
Wacky Wednesday
SEBRING The'
Sebring Elks 1529 will.host
live music with Frank E.
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. today.'
.Wacky Wednesday prices
are good for cheeseburger
and fries from 5-7 p.m.
For details, call 471-
3557.

Dessert Card Party
set for Thursday
SEBRING The GFWC
Woman's Club of Sebring,
4260 Lakeview Drive
(across the street from
Veteran's Beach), will host
a dessert card party at
11:30 a.m. Thursday. The
event is open to players of
cards, bridge and other
games. Cost is $3 per per-
son. Phone 382-6670 for
reservations.

Sebring Country
Estates hosts dinner
SEBRING The
Sebring Country Estates
Civic Association Inc.
carry-in dinner will be
Thursday at the clubhouse,
3240 Grand Prix Drive in
Sebring (behind Walmart).
Bring a favorite dish to
share. Bring markers as
there will be bingo after-
wards..There will also be a
50-50 raffle drawing.

Trip planned to
Hard Rock Casino
LAKE PLACID A trip
to Seminole Hard Rock
Casino Tampa, sponsored
.by the American Legion
Placid Post 25 Auxiliary, is
set for Thursday. Cost is
$35 per person; receive $25
free play plus a $5 meal
ticket. No refunds on bus


fare within 48 hours of bus
running.
The group will leave post
home at 8 a.m., and leave
the casino around 3 p.m.
The Legion will open at 7
a.m. for coffee and dough-
nuts. Contact Barry Paul
Schaffer at 446-2757 after
3 p.m., 465-0494 or 243-
1088 all day.
The Post is at 1490 U.S.
27 N., Lake Placid.

Free genealogy
workshop offered
SEBRING The Family
History Center of The
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints is offering
a genealogy workshop for
community groups or indi-
viduals who would like to
learn how to trace their
family history. The work-
shop will be from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday at the
church.
A light lunch will be pro-
vided for those who attend.
Though reservations are
not required, consider call-
ing 382-1822 to assure a
reservation because there is
a limit to the number who
can be accommodated.
The church address is
3235 Grand Prix Drive
(near Walmart). The Family
History Center entrance is
at the rear of the church.

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

Bar Association
sponsors seminar
LAKE PLACID There
will be a free public semi-
nar on Florida Wills, Living
Wills and Health Care
Surrogates at Lake Placid
Memorial Library begin-
ning at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Attorney Pam Karlson will
bd the speaker.
The seminar is'sponsored
by the Highlands County
Bar Association and Justice
Parker Lee McDonald Law
Library. No individual legal
advice will be given.
For additional informa-
tion, call the law library at
402-6621. To reserve a
seat, call the library at 699-
3705. Seating is limited.


OBITUARIES


James G. Aston
James G. Aston, 81, of
Lake Placid died April 11,
2009. Born in Cambridge,
Mass., he moved to Lake
Placid 18 years ago. He was
a retired superintendent in
the baking industry and was
of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 58 years, Lucille;
son, Bruce A.; daughter,
Laurice Harrington; three
grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren.
A gathering will be held
for family and friends from
1-3 p.m. Saturday at the
Tropical Harbor Clubhouse,
27 Rickert Drive, Lake
Placid. The family suggest
donations be made in his
memory to the American
Heart Association, P.O. Box
21475, St. Petersburg, FL
33742. Cremation arrange-
ments entrusted to the Scott
Funeral Home, Lake Placid.

Edgar DeLaney
Edgar A. "E.A." DeLaney
Jr., a lifelong resident of
Avon Park, died April 17,
2009.
Survivors include his wife,
Robbie; brothers, Thevenow
and. Leon; sons, Del and
Kris; stepson, Herbert
Bryant; grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
The family will have a pri-
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Carolyn D. Bowers, age 75 years, of 218
Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana passed away
S on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 10:40 p.m. at
Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Indiana.
She was born on May 27, 1933 in Burket,
Sj..ld Indiana to Hershel and Wilma (Floor) Loher.
On October 24, 1953 Carolyn was married in
Warsaw, Indiana to Dana Robert Bowers, who preceded her in
death on June 21, 2008.
Mrs. Bowers was a Retired Bookkeeper at Bowers Service
Center on Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. She was a resident of
Kosciusko County, Indiana for over 40 years, and a past member
of Leesburg Grace Brethren Church, Leesburg, Indiana.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter: Sheryl (hus-
band Mike) Johnson (Warsaw, Indiana); one son: Daryl Bowers
(Alabama); Six Grandchildren, and Eight Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband
Dana Robert Bowers in 2008.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at
11:00 a.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road,
Warsaw, Indiana, officiated by Pastor Tim Sprankle. Burial will
be at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.


were handled by Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park.

Delores Elliott
Delores Jean Elliott, 86, of
Sebring died April 18, 2009.
Born in Logansport, Ind., she
retired as office manager for
Mulhausen Spring Company
before moving to Maranatha
Village.
She is survived by her.
daughters, Cozette Warner
and Rita Morgan; sons, John
Morgan and Richard L.
Morgan; stepdaughters,
Cherrie Tatro and Barbara
Willard; stepsons, Ron
Elliott, Rick Elliott, and
Mark Elliott; numerous
grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
Services are at 1 p.m.
Friday at Gundrum Funeral
Home with burial to follow at
Ever-Rest Memorial Park in
Logansport, Ind. Local
arrangements under the
direction of Morris Funeral
Chapel, Sebring.

Marc Grosberg
Marc M. Grosberg, 68, of
Sebring died April'17, 2009.
Born in Boston, he moved to
Sebring in 2005. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Air Force
and was associated with 7-11
in Winter Haven.
He is survived by his wife,
Diane; stepsons, Michael
Hirsch, Robert Cole, and
John Falzarano; and step-
daughter, Debra Lazzell.
The family will received
friends from 6-7:30 p.m.
today at Morris Funeral
Chapel, 307 S. Commerce
Ave, Sebring.

Maggie Porter
Maggie Marie Porter, 85,
of Avon Park died April 15,
2009. Born in Bowling
Green, she had. been a resi-
dent of Avon Park since
1940. She worked in the cit-
rus industry as a packer. She
was a member of Florida
Avenue BaptisX Church in
Avon Park.
Survivors include her chil-
dren, Barbara McGirr, Alfred
Moree and Alice Rimes; 11
grandchildren and 14 great-
grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements
were handled by Stephenson--


Nelson Funeral Home, Avon
Park.

Donald Smith
Donald R.
Smith, 87, of Lake
Placid died April
20, 2009. Born in
Alliance, Ohio, he came to
Lake Placid in 1952. He was
a truck driver. He served in
the U.S. Army in the 80th
Division during World War
II. He was a member of The
Ministry Center of Lake
Placid.
Survivors include his wife,
JoAnn; sons, Roger E. and
Russell I.; daughter, Renasue
F. Hathaway; sister, Mary L.
Bowman; and three grand-
children.
The funeral service will be
at 10:30 a.m. today at The
Ministry Center, 770 County
Road 29 in Lake Placid.
Interment will follow in Oak
Hill Cemetery, Lake Placid.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by Chandler Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

Timothy Timko
T mTimothy
S Thomas Timko,
69, of Sebring
died April 19,
2009. Born in Cleveland, he
had been a resident of
Sebring since 1972. He was a
finish carpenter, working for
28 years with Highlands
County government and for-
merly had worked for
Hollenberg and Wolfe. He
was a veteran of the U.S.
Army, serving during the
Vietnam Era and was a mem-
ber of St. Catherine Catholic
Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Patricia A.; daughter, Tiffany
Ford; sons, Troy T. and Dr.
Todd T.; and one grand-
daughter.
The family will receive
friends from 9-10:15 a.m.
Friday at St. Catherine
Catholic Church, Sebring. A
funeral mass will follow; at
10:30 a.m. with Father David
Stokes officiating. Interment
will be held at Lakeview
Memorial Gardens, Avon
Park, immediately following
the service. Arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephen on-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sibring.


Donald David Haig

HAIG, Donald David passed away peacfully with his family
by his side at Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in
Meaford, Ontario on Saturday, April 22, 2009 in his 84th
year. Donald, beloved husband of Grayce Lejean, dear father
of David Haig, Bob and his wife Connie Haig, Jean and her
husband Rusty Marsell. Cherished grandfather of Matt and
Tara Bitonte, John, Ben, Jillian and Jonathan Haig; and great
grandfather of Justin and Olivia Bitonte. Predeceased by
his wives Jane and Peggy; sister, Jean Hartman; brother,
Doug; and parents, David and Mary Haig. At Donald's
request, no formal funeral service is to take place. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's
choice in Mr. Haig's memory. Arrangements entrusted to
Fawcett Funeral Homes, Colklingwood Chapel.


TIMOTHY THOMAS
TIMKO

Timothy Thomas. Timko, 69, of
Sebring, FL, passed away Sunday,
April 19,,2009, in Sebring. He was
born February 13, 1940, to Joseph
and Susan (Molner) Timko in
Cleveland, Ohio, and had been a resident of Sebring
since July 1, 1972, coming from Carol City, Fl. He was
a Finish Carpenter, working for 28 years with
Highlands County Government and formerly had
worked for Hollenberg and Wolfe. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Army; serving during the Vietnam Era and was
a member of the Moose Lodge; American Legion;
Eagles and St. Catherine Catholic Church.
Mr. Timko is survived by his Wife, Patricia A. Timko,
Sebring; Daughter, Tiffany Therese (William) Ford,
Winter Haven, FL; Sons, Troy Thomas Timko,
Gainesville, FL and Dr. Todd Trevor (Amy) Timko,
Westchester, IL and Granddaughter, Grace Ann Ford.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 24,
2009, from 9:00 until 10:15 a.m. at St. Catherine
Catholic Church, Sebring. A Funeral Mass will follow
at 10:30 a.m., Father David Stokes officiating.
Interment will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
Avon Park, FL, immediately following the service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to:


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The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Monday, April
20:
Jeffrey Allen Askin, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
battery, causing bodily harm.
Michael Scott Dawber, 46,
of .Sebring, awaiting trial,
warrant for scheming to
defraud to obtain property;
warrant for fraudulent use of
credit card, used more than
twice in six months; and war-
rant for criminal use of per-
sonal identification informa-
tion.
S..Howard Edward Dennis,
53, of Lorida, was registered
as a criminal for grand theft,
Stwo counts; trafficking in
stolen property; and false
information to pawn broker.
Robert Francis Draper, 33,
of Lakeland, was charged on
a. Broward County warrant,
violation of probation for
aggravated assault.
Jose Galvez Gonzalez, 41,
of Sebring, Immigration
Naturalization Service
detainer for municipal ordi-


nance violation.
* Precious Latisha Hill, 18,
of Lake Placid, was charged
with probation violation,
misdemeanor warrant for bat-
tery; and recommitted for
battery, touch or strike.
* Dennis James Hodge, 52,
of Clearwater, was recommit-
ted for knowingly driving
while license suspended or
revoked, first offense.
* Jermaine Andrew Kidd,
28, of Sebring, was recom-
mitted for larceny, petit, sec-
ond offense.
* Thomas Paul Ludlum, 43,
of Lake Placid, motion to
transfer prisoner, warrant-
less, for burglary of a struc-
ture; and grand theft.
* Qweleco Janvontay
McKeithan, 26, of Lake
Placid, was charged with pro-
bation violation, felony war-
rantless for possession of
cocaine with intent to sell or
deliver.
* Dominique Antwan
McKinnie, 20, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid
license.
* Shane Jacob Pollard, 33,
of Auburndale, was charged
on a Polk County warrant for
possession of. cannabis; and
Polk County warrant for
using or possessing drug
paraphernalia.
* William Dean Rath, 44, of
Lakeland, awaiting trial, war-
rant for battery, touch or
strike.
* Phillip Michael Retterer,
34, of Sebring, was regis-
tered as a criminal for two
counts of burglary of unoccu-
pied structure or conveyance;


three counts of burglary of
unoccupied structure or con-
veyance, grand theft.
* Jesus Martin Soto, 21, of
Sebring, was registered as a
criminal for possession of
cannabis with intent to. sell;
and possession of cocaine.
* Glynette Lachele Whaley,
39, of Frostproof, was regis-
tered as a criminal for two
counts of uttering forged
instrument; two counts of
forgery; 'two counts of pos-
session of forged instrument;
and two counts of petit theft.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Sunday, April
19:
* Mykel Dwayne Freeman,
19, of Sebring, awaiting trial
for domestic violence or bat-
tery, touch or strike.
+ James Robert Hoffman,
31, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial for hit and run, leaving
scene of crash involving
damage.
* Eugene Lonnie Johnson,
34, of Sebring, awaiting'trial
for smuggling contraband,
introducing into detention
facility; possession of mari-
juana, not more than 20
grams; and withholding sup-
port, non-support of children
or spouse.


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* Daniel Omar Maldonado,
28, of Sebring, was regis-
tered as a criminal for driving
while license suspended or
revoked, habitual offender.
* Lorenzo Ramirez, 28, of
Palmetto, awaiting trial for
driving while license sus-
pended, first offense.
* Clint Ashton Tomlinson,
27, of Lake Placid, was
charged with probation viola-
tion, misdemeanor warrant
for disorderly intoxication.
* Roger Neal Yarde, 35, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
carrying concealed weapon,
electric weapon or device;
and driving while license
suspended, first offense.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Saturday,
April 18:
Roderick Lavone
Alexander, 41, of West Palm
Beach, awaiting trial for
driving while license sus-
pended, second offense.
Aaron Armstrong, 26, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
withholding support, non-
support of children or spouse.
Paul Baker, 81, of
Arcadia, awaiting trial for
battery of officer, firefighter,
E.M.T.,.etc.;
Robert Michael Craigo,
20, of Venus, was charged
with probation violation,
misdemeanor warrant for
possession of drug parapher-
nalia; and warrant for posses-
sion of cannabis.
Mario Manuel Vazquez
Diaz, 27, of Wauchula,
Immigration detainer for
municipal ordinance viola-
tion.
Lacey Lynn Free, 24, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
. battery, touch or strike; and
trespassing occupied struc-
ture or'conveyance.
* Donna Marie Hammel, 52,
of Sebring, awaiting trial for
driving under the influence
of alcohol or drugs and dam-
aging property.
+ Steven Joseph Handley,
28, of Sebring, was charged
with ..probation violation,
felony warrant for felony bat-
tery; warrant. for possession
of firearm/ammo, domestic
violence iinjtintion; warrant.


for felon with gun, concealed
weapon/ammo; and warrant
for possession of controlled
substance.
* Theresa Lefkowitz, 37, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for
awaiting trial for possession
of narcotic equipment and/or
use.
* Ramiro Humberto Mora,
35, of Arcadia, awaiting trial
for operating motor vehicle
without valid license.
* Jorge Solis, 27, of
Frostproof, Immigration
Code Enforcement detainer
for municipal ordinance vio-
lation.

The following people were
booked into the Highlands
County Jail on Friday, April
17:
'* Oscar Duran Badillo, 26,
of Avon Park, awaiting trial
for driving while license sus-
pended, habitual offender;
and attaching registration
license plate not assigned.
James Michael Canady,
49, of Sebring, was charged
with probation violation,
felony warrant for unemploy-
ment compensation fraud.
Mario Diego Cortes, 29,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for operating motor vehicle
without valid license.
Earl Francis Getz, 44, of
Avon Park, awaiting trial for
driving .while license sus-
pended, third or subsequent
offense.
Miguel Hernandez
Moreno, 33, of Okeechobee,
awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid
license.
Marc James Nier, 43, of
Fort Myers, awaiting trial for
contempt of court, child sup-
port.
Tammy Terrell Smith, 38,
of Lake Placid, was regis-
Stered as a criminal for grand
theft of motor vehicle.
.* Kimberly Shanta Thomas,
21, of Sebring, was charged
with probation violation,
misdemeanor warrant for
petit theft.
. Jason Scott Whitbeck, 36,
.of Avon Park, awaiting trial
for two counts of.withholding
support, non-support of chil-
dren or spouse.


The following people were
booked into the' Highlands
County Jail on Thursday,
April 16:
* Enoch Damin Battles, 36,
of Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for withholding support, non-
support of children or spouse.
* Kathleen Boyd, 45, of
Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony
warrant for grand theft.
* Robert Lee Buchanan, 25,
of Kissimmee, was charged
on an Osceola County war-
rant for driving under the
influence.of alcohol or drugs.
* Kemmeth Vidal Butler,
26, of Avon Park, awaiting
trial, warrant, failure to
appear, failed pre-payment
plan for knowingly driving
while license suspended or
revoked, first offense.
* Michael Craig Darge, 33,
of Hudson, was charged on a
Pasco County warrant for
altered tag.
* Lorisma William Desilus,
20, of Avon Park, was
charged with probation viola-
tion, felony warrant for pos-
session of cannabis within
1,000 feet of church with
intent to sell or deliver; and
recommitted for possession
of marijuana with intent to
sell, manufacture or deliver
within 1,000 feet of worship.
* Victor Sanchez Diaz, 21,
of Avon Park, was charged on
a Polk County warrant, fail-
ure to appear for taking fresh
water game fish; and Polk
County warrant, failure to
appear for trespassing.
* Rolando Lopez, 44, of
Lake Placid, awaiting trial
for possession of cocaine.
* Alejandro Rafael Lopez-
Gomez, awaiting trial for
possession of cocaine.
* Marcus DeWayne.
Rhoden, 29, of Sebring,
awaiting trial, warrant for
withholding support, non-
support of children or spouse.
+ Kelli Lee Winegard, 25, of
Sebring, was charged with
probation violation, felony
warrant for possession of
methamphetamine.
* Orman Curtis
Witherspoon, 35, of
Tallahassee, awaiting trial for
driving while license sus-.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case File No. 09-544 GCS
DIANA LATTA,
Plaintiff(s),
v.
FRANCISCO JOSE CASTILLO RAMIREZ,
EDDIE DAVID DIAZ, MARIA FRACCHIOLLA
DE PIETRANTONIO, DOMENICO
PIETRANTONIO, BIAGIO PIETRANTONIO,
OLGHA RIVAS DE MACHADO and ANA
BONILLO REYES
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FRANCISCO JOSE CASTILLO RAMIREZ,
last known address: Edit A. Apto. A-3, Piso 3,
Los Caroales, Carabelleda Dpto. Vargas, Vene-
zuela, EDDIE DAVID DIAZ, last known ad-
dress: #21 Street, AA 34, Bonneville Heights,
Caguas, Puerto Rico 00625; MARIA FRANC-
CHIOLLA DE PIETRANTONIO, last known ad-
dress: Avenida Los Samanes #18, El Cemen-
tenio, Caracos 104, Venezuela; DOMENICO
PIETRANTONIO, last known address: Avenida
Los Samanes #18, El Cementenio, Caracos
104, Venezuela; BIAGIO PIETRANTONIO, last
known address: Avenida Los Samanes #18,
El Cementenio, Caracos 104, Venezuela; OL-
GHA RIVAS DE MACHADO, last known ad-
dress: Calle Cariaco Ota. Tahomicay, El Cafe-
tal, Caracus, Venezuela, and ANA BONILLO
REYES, last known address: Calle Codazzi,
Ota. Sta. Rosa, Los Chaguaramos, Caracas
104, Venezuela; if alive, or if dead, their un-
known spouses, widows, widowers, heirs, de-
visees, creditors, grantees, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming by, through, under, or against
them, and any and all persons claiming any
right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or de-
mand against the Defendant in regards to the
following described property in Highlands
County, Florida:
LOT 2, BLOCK 203, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF LAKE PLACID, SECTION 18, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
STRAP NUMBER: C223730-18020300020
LOT 12, BLOCK 239, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
STRAP NUMBER: C223730-18023900120
LOT 9, BLOCK 204, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES,'SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
STRAP NUMBER: C223730-18020400090
LOT 14, BLOCK 203, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE. PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
STRAP NUMBER: C223730-18020400060
LOT 14, BLOCK 203, SUN 'N LAKE ES-
TATES, SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
STRAP NUMBER: C223730-18020300140
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an
action to quiet title to the above described
property has been filed against you and you
are required to serve your written defenses on
Plaintiff's attorney, BILL MCFARLAND, P.A.,
P.O. BOX 101507, CAPE CORAL, FL 33910,
and file the original with the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court, Highlands County, 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Room 105, Sebring, Flori-
da 33870, on or before May 22, 2009 or oth-
erwise a default judgment will be entered
against you for the .relief sought in the Com-
plaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each
week for four consecutive weeks in a newspa-
per of general circulation published in High-
lands County, Florida.
Dated this 14th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
/s/ Bill McFarland
P.O. Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. Bar No. 0826081
April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-1597-GCS
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NADINE HAYLES; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF NADINE HAYLES; MARY LOU HENNIS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY LOU
HENNIS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARY LOU HENNIS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARY LOU HENNIS; F LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS:
Whose residence are/is unknown:
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-


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swer or written defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204
King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, tele-
phone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-
0559, within thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described property, to
wit:
LOT 16, BLOCK 61, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED PLAT BOOK 9,
PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A
6231 ORDUNA DRIVE.
SEBRING, FL 33872
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
DATED at Highlands County this 7th day of
APRIL, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
Deputy Clerk
In raccrdanr~c with the Americans with Disa-


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persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months after the
date of the first publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is April 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Kathy Dian Mixon
/s/ Michael M. Disler
Attorney for Personal Representative
MICHAEL M. DISLER, Esquire
2012 Cedar Key Court
Sebring, Florida 33870
Florida Bar No. 606782
(863) 381-8985
April 22, 29, 2009


needing a special IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
te in this proceed- FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
A Coordinator no PROBATE DIVISION
or to the proceed- FILE NO. PC 09-158
please call (800) IN RE: ESTATE OF
955-8770 (voice), JOSEPH LEONARD GAGE
Deceased.
April 15, 22, 2009 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOSEPH
COURT LEONARD GAGE, deceased, whose date of
IALCIRCUIT death was March 10, 2009, is pending in the
OUNTY, FLORIDA Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida,
IN Probate Division, the address of which is 590
A-000267 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
S All creditors of the decedent and other
t al, persons having claims or demands against
Sdecedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
TION twice is required to be served must file their
CO claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
00 BOND PLACE 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
IFRET, MD 20675 PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
KNOWN AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
PARTIES CLAIM- I THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
R, AND AGAINST All other creditors of the decedent and
VIDUAL DEFEND- other persons having claims or demands
OWN TO BE DEAD against decedent's estate must file their
UNKNOWN PAR- claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
REST AS SPOUSE, TER THE DATE OF'THE FIRST PUBLICATION
TEES, OR OTHER OF THIS NOTICE.
S ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
KNOWN TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
IOWN .733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
i an action to fore- WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Ilowing property in NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
: SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
LOCK C, SEBRING (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
E PLAT THEREOF ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
OOK 9, PAGE 22, The date of first publication of this notice
S OF HIGHLANDS is April 22, 2009.


I and you are re-
our written defens-
first publication, if
Group, P.L., plain-.
ss is 91190Corpo-
0, Tampa, Florida
with this Court ei-
intiff's attorney or
herwise a default
u for the relief de-
petition.
iblished once each
weeks in the The

nd the seal of this
I, 2009.
ERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of the Court
/s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
April 15, 22, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 282008CA001691XXXXX
WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
SHAWN MARIE PAULUS
N/K/A SHAWN MARIE TURNER; et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHAWN MARIE PAULUS
N/K/A SHAWN MARIE TURNER
AND CHASE MICHAEL REDMON
Last Known Address
3137 ESSEX AVENUE
LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
Current Residence is Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following descri-
bed property in Highlands County, Florida:
LOT 15, BLOCK 217, LEISURE LAKES,
SECTION 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are-re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is PO
BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438,
(954) 564-0071, within 30 days from first
date of publication, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorneys or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on APRIL 8, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Annette E. Daff
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court
not later than five business days prior to the
proceeding at the Highlands County Court-
house, Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-
955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.
April 15, 22, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-157
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES JACK WITKOWSKI
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE
The Administration of the estate of
CHARLES JACK WITKOWSKI, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other


abilities Act of 1990, persons
accommodation to participate
ing should contact the AS
later than seven (7) days pri
ings. If hearing impaired,
955-8771 (TDD) or (800)
via Florida Relay Service.

IN THE CIRCUIT
OF THE TENTH JUDIC
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS C
CIVIL ACTIC
Case.No: 28-2009-C
Division:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MARGARET H. DEFRANCO, e
Defendants)
NOTICE OF AC
TO: MARGARET H. DEFRAN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 45
POM
CURRENT ADDRESS: UN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDEF
THE HEREIN NAMED INDI
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KN(
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEF
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT
CLAIMANT
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: U
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED tha
close a mortgage on the fol
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOTS 19 AND 20, BL
PARK, ACCORDING TO TH
AS. RECORDED IN PLAT B
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you
quired to serve a copy of yi
es within 30 days after the
any, on Florida Default Law
tiff's attorney, whose addre
rate Lake Drive, Suite 30
33634, and file the original
their before service on Pla
immediately thereafter; ot
will be entered against you
handed in the complaint or
This notice shall be pu
week for two consecutive
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand ai
Court on this 6th day of Apri
ROB

By:


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


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with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.'
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Wayne Charles Long
636 Cardinal Court
Cascade, WI 53011
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clifford M. Ables IIIl
FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379
CLIFFORD M. ABLWS, Ill, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
April 22, 29, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-160
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARK A. SMEDLEY, SR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARK A. SMEDLEY, SR., deceased, whose
date of death was February 22, 2009, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS 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 No-
tice is April 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jason A. Smedley
153 Pine Tree Drive
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ William J. Nielander
Florida Bar No. 0386014
172 E. Interlake Blvd.
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863)465-8181
Fax: (863) 465-5614
April 22, 29, 2009
IN THE.CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-155
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
Mae Frances Welch,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mae
Frances Welch, deceased, File Number PC '09-
155, is pending in the Probate Court, High-
lands County, Florida, the address of whict is:
Clerk of Courts
590 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF 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, including unma-
tured, contingent, or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this no-
tice is April 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Helen R. Albright
401 N. Verona Avenue
Avon Park, FL 33825
/s/ W. Roy Wilkes
Attorney For Personal Representative
202 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
863-699-2222
Florida Bar Number: 0608475
April 22, 29, 2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-151
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NORMAN R. EHLERT
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of NOR-
MAN R. EHLERT, deceased, whose date of
death was March 24,. 2009, and whose Social
Security Number is 380-28-1091, is pending
in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE


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(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS APRIL 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Ronald Richard Ehlert
9340 Russell Drive
Greenville, MI 48838
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-1111
Fax: (863) 465-8100
April 22, 29, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-144
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH G. GARLESKY
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RUTH
G. GARLESKY, deceased, whose date of death
was March 16, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 590 S. Com-
merce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870..The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-.
tice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Betty Onarheim
2423 Hidden Creek Circle
Sebring, FL 33870
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clifford M. Ables III
FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, Ill, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
April 22, 29,2009
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS hereby given that Downtown Mini
Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195
S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, FL at 1:00p.m.
Saturday, April 25th, 2009 to the highest bid-
der. Items held for Altus Lee; microwave, 2
tv's, bedroom set, linens & a radio. Items held
for Mandalin Elder; vacuum, couch, furniture,
bed frames, linens & boxes of unknown con-
tents. Items held for Desmond Dentle; dining
room set, 2 couches, lights, bedroom set &
linens.
April 22, 24, 2009
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT pursuant
to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued by the
County Court, Highlands County, Florida, on
the' 16th day of March, 2009, in the 'cause
wherein JAMES THOMPSON & SHIRLEY
THOMPSON, are Plaintiffs, and SANDRA TYR-
RELL, is the defendant, being Case No. 07-
199-SPS in the said court, I, Susan Benton,
Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida have lev-
ied upon all of the Defendant, SANDRA TYR-
RELL'S, rights, title and interest in and to the
following described REAL property in High-
lands County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 7, Block T, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III,
AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT, THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NK/A 7909-7911 VALENCIA ROAD, SEBRING,
FLORIDA 33876.
STRAP # C15 3530030 00TO 0070
and on the 12th day of May, 2009 at the Com-
merce Avenue entrance to the Highlands
County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring,
Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of
11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible,
I will offer for sale all of the said defendant,
SANDRA TYRRELL'S, rights, title and interest
in aforesaid property at public outcry and will
sell the same, subject to all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the
highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH,
the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above-described execution.
Dated this April 6, 2009
SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Sgt. Jack Bailey, Jr.
DEPUTY SHERIFF
In accordance with the American With Disabil-
ities Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the agency sending
this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL
33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
I Service.
April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2009
NOTICE
Pursuant to IRC Section 6104(d), the annual
return of the G.F. and Mary Ellen Ward Foun-
dation is available for public inspection at the
offices of The NCT Group CPA's, L.L.P. locat-
ed at 435 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flor-
ida, Monday through Friday, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Questions
should be directed to the Foundations' trust-
ees, Deborah Barber or Marcia Ward, at 453-
6631 or the Foundation's CPA, Tammy Han-
cock, at 385-1577.
April 22, 24, 26, 2009


Ig V County Legals
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 website at. mysebring.com or


by contacting Kirk Zimmerman. CPPB by phone 863-
471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168. or email: kirkzimmer-
man@mysebringcom 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
amendments/changes made to the document.


Personal Representative:
/s/ Christine Suzanne Gage
729 Garland Avenue
Sebring, Florida 33875
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ PamelaT. Karlson
Florida Bar No. 0017957
301 Dal Hall Boulevard
Lake Placid, Florida 33852
Telephone: (863) 465-5033
Fax: (863) 465-6022
April 22, 29, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-145
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LORRAINE L. GROTE, .
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LOR-
RAINE L. GROTE, deceased, whose date of
death was March 17, 2009, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 590
S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM EILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 22, 2009.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jonathan E. Grote
15180 Old Hickory Blvd. #1203
Nashville, TN 37211
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Jane M. Hancock
FLORIDA BAR NO. 341002
CLIFFORD M. ABLES, Ill, P.A.
551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE.
SEBRING, FL 33870
TELEPHONE: (863) 385-0112
April 22,29, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-153
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARJORIE E. HEDENBERG,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR-
JORIE E. HEDENBERG, deceased, whose date
of death was March 30, 2009, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of which is
590 S. Commerce, Avenue, Sebring. Florida
33870. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent s estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims














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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 01 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

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9560
TAX DEED NO.: 07000019TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9560 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-07000500260
LOT 26, BLOCK 5, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,
UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT BBOK 6, PAGE
26, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA...
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF ED-
ITH C. REIF: ROBERT A. REIF
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W: GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9722
TAX DEED NO.: 07000020TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALBERT E. MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9722 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND.HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED, THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-100007A0630
LOT 63, BLOCK 7A, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES,
UNIT 10: FORMERLY.A PART OF LOTS 13 & 14,
.BLOCK 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 51. AND O.R.
BOOK 483, PAGE 559, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. ,
THE ASSESSMENT O SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
BISHOP MITCHELL; ELLA MITCHELL A
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED.THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009 .
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF C URTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/910
TAX DEED NO.: 07000041TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/910 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED. SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION.FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-.
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C273328-15000000850
LACEY HILL-CONNELL UNREC "A" TRACT 50X110
FT OUT OF SE TA NO 85, AND MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO RECORDS BOOK
406, PAGE 279, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN: THE ''AMiiEii OF
PAULELNORA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE.RE-
DEEMED ACC ORilrG; TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED TuiEREIN WtIL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER r TiHE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERKOF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/917.
TAX DEED NO.: 07000042TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/917 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED'SAME IN MY OFFICE'
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX'DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN'
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO-WIT:
C273328,1500000109A
fACEY HILL-CONNELL UNREC A TRACT 32X80.FT IN
SE 1/4 FULL DESCRIBED IN O:R. BOOK 386,..PAGE
613, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS'RE-
CORDED IN THE O.R. BOOK 1203, PAGE 1208, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS. COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF RI-
CHARD L. JACKSON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS,
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
. DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION IOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/8639
TAX DEED NO.: 07000045TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/8639 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADELAN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON: SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT: .
C353428-02002700290
LOT 29, BLOCK 27, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO TO THE LAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
* IN THE PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NEL-
TON E. ANGELES RINCON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW; THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
SBY: IS/SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
.(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/8653
TAX DEED NO.: 07000046TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/8653 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE-FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C353428-02003500080
LOT 8,'BLOCK 35,'SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF ISA-
BELO ROMAN DIAZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:0 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/8683
TAX DEED NO.: 07000047TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/8683 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA;
TO WIT:
C353428-02100300290
LOT 29, BLOCK 3, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, UNIT 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF VIC-
TOR SOTO DIAZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO.LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER -IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.51?-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAXDEED SALE: 5/13/2009 .
CERT. NO.: 00/8719
TAX DEED NO.: 07000048TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/8719 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED .THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C353428-02101300280
LOT 28, BLOCK 13, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH,\UNIT 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
CARMEN SERRA LOPEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE' RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED.THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO,: 00/8767
TAX DEED NO.: 07000049TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/8767 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C353428-02201200140
LOT 14, BLOCK 12, SEBRING HILLS SO, UNIT 4, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
THE PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 36, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF GLA-
DYS ZAYAS DE GALARZA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009 .
ROBERT W:GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
DDERlTHER April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/8970
TAX DEED NO.: 07000050TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/8970 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID 'CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-01000003210
LOT 321 & 322, BLOCK 2, ORANGE BLOSSOM EST,
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 5,D PAGE 2, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIE
DA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CLE-
TUS L. LINDEN; BARBARA A. LINDEN
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON.
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS'4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9046
TAX DEED NO.:'07000051TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9046 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-03000200360
LOT 36, BLOCK 2, ORANGE BLOSSOM EST, UNIT 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF DR.
GEORGE F. BAHAN; MRS. GEORGE BAHAN
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W.GERMAINE
CLERK.OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9325
TAX DEED NO.: 07000053TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9325 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO,
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-04002000190.
LOT 19, BLOCK 20, ORANGE BLOSSOM EST, UNIT 4,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
JOHN TYRONE FILARY; LEONA M. FILARY
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W.GERMAINE'
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9332
TAX DEED NO.: 07000054TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9332 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
"BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-040021i 00140


LOT 14, BLOCK 21, ORANGE BLOSSOM EST, UNIT 4,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF VIR-
GIL G. ROSE; FRANCES ROSE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W.GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
X DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9355
TAX DEED NO.: 07000055TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9355 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-05000200310
LOT 31, BLOCK 2, ORANGE BLOSSOM EST, UNIT 5,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 40, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
BOBBY JOE BAKER
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD'TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9458
TAX DEED NO.: 07000056TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9458 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-06000500170
LOT 17, BLOCK 5, ORANGE BLOSSOM EST, UNIT 6,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
DOROTHY MONEYMAKER DAVIDSON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERTW.GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9515,
TAX DEED NO.: 07000057TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9515 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-06001000310
LOT 31, BLOCK 10, ORANGE BLOSSOM-EST, UNIT 6,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE'PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
JOHN C. LEAL; SELENA A. LEAL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE.
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9517
TAX DEED NO.: 07000058TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9517 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-06001000330
LOT 33, BLOCK 10, ORANGE BLOSSOM EST, UNIT 6,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT-THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
STHE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF SE-
LENA A. LEAL; JOHN C. LEAL .
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE -
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/9981
TAX DEED NO.: 07000059TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/9981 IS-
SUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
.AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-14000700050
LOT 5, BLOCK 7, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY
CLUB COMM, UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
STRATEGIC REAL ACQUISITIONS LLC; MATT TEM-
PLETON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD.TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM; ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009
NOTICE'OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10000
TAX DEED NO.: 07000060TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10000
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C243528-14001900060
LOT 6, BLK 19, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB
COMM, UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE FLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN THE FLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF CI-
MINO FAMILY TRUST
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERTW.GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10454
TAX DEED NO.: 07000061TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10454
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLAND STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT: iS
C233429-A0000200032
THE N 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE
1/4 OF THE SW 1/4, OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID. PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF NIC-
OLAS TAULER CALLEJAS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009


1055 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/13/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10461
TAX DEED NO.: 07000062TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10461
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C233429-A0000400024
THE S 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4 OF THE SW 1/4, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 823, AT
PAGE 102, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF EVE-
LYN VELAZQUEZ; ISMAEL VELAZQUEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TTHE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/13/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/8/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ SANDY PARKER
DEPUTY CLERK
April 8,15,22,29, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10462
TAX DEED NO.: 07000063TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10462
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C233429-A0000500027
THE S1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE
1/4, OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 737, AT
PAGE 395, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
JOSE 0. SERRANO; YOLANDA SERRANO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10463
TAX DEED NO.: 07000064TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10463
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C233429-A0000500042
THE N 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE
1/4, OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 943, AT
PAGE 640, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
MARCELINO PABON SANTOS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE,,10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W.GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAXDEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10464
TAX DEED NO.: 07000065TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10464
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C263429-A0000300022
THE N 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4, OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 874,
AT PAGE 748, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF JE-
SUS A. CONDE; ROBERTO CONDE
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT.W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: IS/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/10910
TAX DEED NO.: 07000066TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/10910
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223529-03008400080
LOTS 8 AND 9, BLOCK 84, DESOTO CITY 2ND SUB,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 39, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
BLAZER FINANCIAL SERVICESINC OF FL
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OFCOURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11022
TAX DEED NO.: 07000067TDS 0
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11022
ISSUED.6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C033629-05002500340
LOTS 34 AND 35, BLOCK 25, SEBRING LAKES, UNIT
2 C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 10, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
THERESA GUEMPLE; WILLIAM GRESSING; CATHER-
INE HOFFMANN; ANNA GORE; ANNE MERSEREAU
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W.GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: ISI ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6,2009


NOTICE OF ARPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11345
TAX DEED NO.: 07000068TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11345
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA.
TO WIT:
C213629-05026000090
LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 260, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 30, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF IRV-
ING NORFOLK; IRVING LEROY NORFOLK
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE. BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009


1 055 Highlands
1055 County Legals
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAXDEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.:00/11872
TAX DEED NO.: 07000069TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11872
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-18048300050
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 483, LEISURE LAKES, SEC-
TION 18, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
MAURICE BOGGESS; DORIS M. BOGGESS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/11899
TAX DEED NO.: 07000070TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
,HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/11899
'ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C213629-18051400130
LOT 13, BLOCK 514, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 18,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF RO-
MULO E. FABRO
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED -
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/14172
TAX DEED NO.: 07000071TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14172
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-02004000120
LOT 12, BLOCK 40, SUN N LAKES ESTATES, SEC-
TION 2,. ACCORDING TO THE LAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 28, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
HAYDEE ANTONIA VALERO DE LLES
UNLESS THE SAID -CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO. LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE. HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
OUSE A N April 15, 22,29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
TAX DEED SALE: 5/2012009
CERT. NO.: 00/14175
TAX DEED NO.: 07000072TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14175
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-02004100010
LOT 1, BLOCK 41, SUN N LAKES EST, SECTION 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF 'AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
CLARA LUZ MARTINEZ
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST -
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OFSALE, 10;00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS.
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
DEPUTY CLERK April 15, 22, 29: May 6,2009

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/14177
TAX DEED NO.: 07000073TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14177
ISSUED-6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-02004100060,
LOT 6, BLOCK 41, SUN N LAKES EST, SECTION 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
.CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF LUIS
PASCUAL VALERO MONZON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, .BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM. ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/14178
TAX DEED NO.: 07000074TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14178
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
' THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-02004100080
LOT 8, BLOCK 41, SUN N LAKES EST, SECTION 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA..
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF LUIS
P. VALEROMONZON
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL 'BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS .
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/14179
TAX DEED NO.: 07000075TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14179
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME.IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA- I
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN


THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-02004100090
LOT 9, BLOCK 41, SUN N LAKES EST, SECTION 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
HAYDEE VALERO LLES
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22,29; May 6 2009

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DATED THIS 4/1/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 1, 8,15, 22, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/6/2009
CERT. NO.: 01/8613
TAX DEED NO.: 0900010TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ROY OR MARILYN
LEMLER, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
01/8613, ISSUED 6/1/2002, HAS FILED SAME IN MY
OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID. CERTIFICATE
EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPER-
TY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF
FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C053629-A0000300000
EAST 10 ACRES OF WEST 40 ACRES OF NORTH 1/2
OF NW 1/4 OF SEC 5, TWP 36 S RANGE 29 E, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
O.R. BOOK 1511, PAGE 1660, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S)OF KIM
CHEREE CORBY; JOSEPH THOMAS CLARKE JR.
TRUST
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/14264
TAX DEED NO.: 07000077TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14264
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-03003000090
LOT 9, BLOCK 30, SUN N LAKES EST, SECTION 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF OVI-
DIO MIRANDA RIVERA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.:00/14274
TAX DEED NO.: 07000078TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14274
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-04001600020
LOT 2, BLOCK 16, SUN N LAKES EST SUB, SECTION
4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S)OF NA-
TALIO TR ENCARNACION; LUIS I ENCARNACION
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 ATTHE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/15/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/20/2009
CERT. NO.: 00/14282
TAX DEED NO.: 07000079TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT GEORGE MCKEE,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 00/14282
ISSUED 6/1/2000, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C223730-04001700070
LOT 7, BLOCK 17, SUN N LAKES EST SUB, SECTION
4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF VE-
RA ZANDWIJKEN
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/20/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M:
DATED THIS 4/15/2009"
ROBERT W.GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 15, 22, 29; May 6,2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
X DEED SALE: 5/6/2009
CERT. NO.: 05/7486
TAX DEED NO.: 08000868TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT KEVIN DEMAR,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 05/7486 IS-
SUED 6/1/2006, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE. EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
0163531-01100005270
LOT 527, SEBRING RANCHETTES, 1ST REPLAT OF
SEC A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF
ESTHER MOLINA
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE R-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY E-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE "MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/6/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.O
DATED THIS 4/1/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 1l, 815, 22, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/6/2009
CERT. NO.: 01/7782
TAX DEED NO.: 08000869TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ADELAIDE YOUNG,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 017782, IS-
SUED 6/1/2002, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED'PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
S203429-04053500030
LOT 3, BLOCK 535, 2ND SCHOOL ADDITION .0
SCHOOL' ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
126, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTYUNDER SAI
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF IVAN
A. SYBLIES; STACEY ELLIS; KIMBERLY ELLIS
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/6/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/1/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 1, 8,15,22, 2009
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
TAX DEED SALE: 5/6/2009
CERT. NO.: 05/3321
TAX DEED NO.: 08000870TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DUANE P. WALTON,
HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 05/3321, IS-
SUED 6/1/2006, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE
AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO
BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRA-
CES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN
THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA,
TO WIT:
C183529-0200000006B
SOUTH 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4 LESS 25 FT OF THE WEST SIDE FOR ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY LOT 6B, SEC 18, TWP 35 S, RANGE
29 E, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF
CHARLOTTE G. SPICER; LEROY G. SPICER
UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
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UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE. RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE; BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/6/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
DATED THIS 4/1/2009
'ROBERT W. GERMAINE
'CLERK OF COURTS
BY: /S/ ROXANNA TAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
April 1, 8,15, 22,2009
.NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512-FLORIDA STATUTES)
AX DEED SALE: 5/6/2009
CERT. NO.: 01/5409
TAX DEED NO.: 09000009TDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ROY OR MARILYN
LEMLER, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER
01/5409, ISSUED 6/1/2002, HAS FILED SAME IN MY
'OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON. SAID CERTIFICATE
EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPER-
STY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF
FLORIDA, TO WIT:
C223428-01000700130
LOT 13, BLOCK 7, SEC 1, SEBRING COUNTRY ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID
CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAMES) OF MI-
GUEL A. BENITEZ COLON
'UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE RE-
DEEMED ACCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DE-
SCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER IN THE MAIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-
,HOUSE, BASEMENT, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
5/6/2009 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M.
,DATED THIS 4/1/2009
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: IS/ ROXANNATAYLOR
DEPUTY CLERK
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4080 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

4100 Homes for Sale
0 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
Catfish 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
4120 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.


5000
Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
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

51 0 Mobile Homes
5 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.
SEBRING- RENT OR LEASE TO OWN!-
3BR'2BA, 1,300 Sq: Ft.;
Furnished or Unfurnished.
Whisper Lake Park, 40 yrs. & over,
no children, no smoking, Call 863-382-2005


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

6100 Villas & Condos
6. 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

6200 Unfurnished
620 Apartments
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 Veroha and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
BEAUTIFUL APTS
2BR 1 BA, tile floors, air conditioned, screen
back porch, beautiful landscaping, $695 mo.
Pets OK, 3106 Medical Way
(863) 446-1822
DINNER LAKE AREA, Sebring. 1 & 2 bedroom
apartments. $495 $600/mo. Includes water,
large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors.
Call Gary Johnson
@ 863-381-1861


6200 furnished
6200 Apartments
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.


6250 Furnished Houses
SEBRING 2BR 2BA mobile 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
2BR/1BA homes recently'
remodeled..New carpet & paint.
$400/mo, 1st, last & sec.
Call 863-991-5159.
AVON PARK 2BA/1BA House for rent. No
smoking, No pets. $600 a month and $600
security deposit. 3 N. Wester Ave. near the
High School. Call 863-453-6897.
LAKE JACKSON 3/2 Penthouse, fully loaded,
new, on 1 acre of land on the lake, $1,085/mo,
breathtaking views, tile floors, huge screen la-
nai, maintenance free, oak and palm trees,
bring your boat, private beach, unique design,
Call, 941-224-9756
LP For Rent 1, 2 & 3 bedroom
apts. & houses available in Lake
Placid. Please call Compton Realty
for a list at 863-465-4158.
SEBRING
(1) Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2BA,
4221 Elson Ave, $700/mo + $600 sec.
(2) 2BR, 1 BA, 1CG, 3437 Sparta Circle,$650
mo/ + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING 3BR 1.5BA, 1CG, Appl. incl., re-
cently remodeled, $675 mo. + security depos-
it; SEBRING 3BR 1BA, CP, Appl. incl., $575
mo. + security. Call 917-657-3701 or 917-
723-6473
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 3BR 2BA, unfurnished, $725 mo.
Call Carlos at 786-277-6656
SEBRING 2BR, 1 BA House located off Hwy
98 on Red Beach Lake. Dock; large quarter
acre, large back porch, pets/smokers welcome
$750/mo. Please call 561-386-0051.
STEAL OF A Deal! 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


7180 Furniture


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


HILL-GUSTAT MIDDLE SCHOOL NEEDS
DONATIONS OF YOUR ATTIC INSTRUMENTS!
Instruments will be cleaned, repaired, and put
in the hands of students who otherwise would
not be able to participate in band. Donors will
be offered a tax deduction letter for the esti-
mated value of the instrument. Thanksll!!I
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
1/4" ELECTRIC SKILL DRIVER DRILL w/varia-
ble speed & reversible. Very good condition.
$25, 863-453-5631 or 863-414-1881


7310 Bargain Buys
1.5" HP Craftsman air compressor, $85, 863-
453-5631 or 863-414-1881
1/4" SKILL Electric Drill, $10, 863-453-5631
or 863-414-1881
15 SPEED 24 inch boys bike, $65, 863-453-
5631 or 863-414-1881
1987 18' Renken I/0 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 ROOFING torches & tanks, good condition,
$75 each, 863-453-5631 or 863-414-1881
5 ROOFING tear-off tools, $50 for all 5 tools,
call 863-453-5631 or 863-414-1881 .
50 FT. HEAVY DUTY 12 GAUGE 3 WIRE ELEC-
TRIC CORD, $30, 863-453-5631 OR 863-414-
1881
7 1/4" Craftsman electric saw, very good con-
dition, $25, 863-453-5631 or 863-414-1881
BABY'S finely knit sweater (First Size), new,
$10, 863-453-3104
BOX OF ladies clothes size 12, excellent con-
dition, $10, 863-453-3104
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
CRAFTSMAN SABER'SAW $15, 863-453-
5631 or 863-414-1881
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
GOODYEAR TIRE, like new, P-195-60-R-15,
$15, Call 863-385-4690
HEAVY DUTY'12 gauge 3 wire electric cord,
$50, 863-453-5631 or 863-414-1881
INFANTS HAND knit, hand embroidered
sweater, new, $10, 863-453-3104
JOHN DEERE L-10017 hp Riding Mower,
$500, 863-414-1741
LADIES BICYCLE needs work, suitable for
parts, $10, 863-453-3104
LAWN MOWER Cordless Electric, 19", $175,
Call 863-414-1741
MIRROR Beautiful peach colored beveled
mirror, large, $225, 863-243-1582
PAINT BRUSHES, oil & latex, 3", new! $2
each, 863-441-4418
POOH BASSINET, used, $25, call 863-382-
6916, please leave a message.
POWER CORD, 100', indoor/outdoor, extra
heavy, 15 amps, new, $20, 863-441-4418
PRINTER/SCANNER/COPIER ALL-IN-ONE. HP
Deskjet F4135. $30. 863-465-3690.
REPRODUCTION CHESS set Collector's
item, Napoleon & Wellington. $250, 863-453-
3104
RICOH Floor model printer, copier & scanner,
great condition, $500, 863-381-4524
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.
SCHWINN AIRDYNE exercise bike, excellent
condition., $225, call (863) 414-1741.
SEARS CRAFTSMAN self-propelled mower
with grass catcher, $100,137 Pine Street,
Sebring
SIDE TABLE w/attached lamp, solid wood wal-
nut color side tbl., magazine rack, good condi-
tion, $35, Call 863-471-1546 anytime
SLEEPER/COUCH, Florida colors, good condi-
tion, $60 obo, 863-873-3801
SOLID WOOD conference table, oval, 6
matching chairs, $500, 863-381-4524
SYLVANIA FLOOR model color tv, $200, 863-
385-8333
TOSHIBA 32" color TV, table model, $150, call
863-385-8333
UTILITY TRAILER, $50, 863-414-1741


VACUUM Upright Kenmore, like new, new
belt & bag, works like new, $20, 863-402-
2285


WASHER & large tub dryer, both for $150, 2
years old, 863-873-4172
WEED EATER $50,137 Pine Street, Sebring
WEEDEATER grass trimmer, $25, 863-453-
5631 or 863-414-1881


HAVE SO


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7310 Bargain Buys
WOOD 2x4, 2x6, trim pieces, good selec-
tions, $20, 863-873-3801
WORK TABLE Heavy Duty, 60" x 36", $25,
863-873-3801


7320 Garage & Yard Sales
SEBRING 3070 Lakeview Dr, Thurs, Fri, Sat,
Apr. 23, 24, 25, 7am-1pm, sporting goods,
kids & adult clothes, toys, household items,
something for everyone!
SEBRING 309 Wren Ave., Sebring Hills,
Wed. Apr. 22, Thurs. 23, + Fri. 24, 7am-?,
MOVING SALE! Follow the orange signs.
SEBRING At WRENDE'S WILDLIFE REHAB
CENTER, 4820 Wilderness Trail. Take 27 to
Hwy. 66, West to Payne, Southto.Wilderness
Trail, April 24-25-26, Fri, Sat, Sun, 8:30 am-
5:30pm, LOTS OF GREAT STUFF AND THE
BALD EAGLE THUNDER TOO. 863-385-2770
SEBRING 3-FAMILY SALE, 308 Citroen Dr,(off
Thunderbird Rd) Sat, April 25th, 8 am 2 pm.
Carpenter Tools, Masonary & painting equip-
ment, household items, & LOTS MORE!
SEBRING 315 Lark Ave, Sebring Hills, Fri,
April 24th & Sat, April 25th, 8 am 3 pm. Fur-
niture, clothes, new items, pictures & lots of
misc. for all ages.
SEBRING 704 Grand Prix Dr, Seb Country Est,
Sat, Apr 25, 8 am 4 pm. 2 BR Sets; 1 Cherry
& 1 It wood; qn hide-a=bed, L.R. Furn, drop-
leaf table w/4 chairs, glass top dining table, kit
table w/4 chairs on castors, lamps, roll-away
bed, sm roll-top desk, kitchen ware, & misc.
SSebring- 1617 S. Lakeview Terrace.
Fri-Sat. Apr. 24th & 25th. 8AM-2PM.
Cabinets, pictures, shelving, tools, bench &
mirror, end table, antique table, hutch, deco-
rator items. 300 gal. aquarium with plants,
pump, filter, food & fish.


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


7400 Lawn&rd
RIDING MOWER CUB CADET (LT 1018) 18.5
HP OHV, ELS 500. Hydrostatic Drive, 42" cut,
extended life series engine, twin bagger, com-
pletely serviced...ready to go! LOOKS & RUNS
LIKE BRAND NEWI! $1200. 863-402-1173


8400 Recreatioal Vhi
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 Automotive for Sle
1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 'RS'; Auto, pwr
windows & locks, AM/FM/CD, front & rear
spoilers, 17" alloy wheels. MUST SELLI
$2,595 OBO. 863-381-8710.
1998 LINCOLN Towncar, Signature Series,
original mileage 46,000; excellent condition,
white inside and out, asking $6,500, 863-273-
0945


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Doc. Preparaioq (15 Years E'p)
Simple Divorces; Modifications (Chld /
Support/Visitation/Enforce Final Judgement.
Contact #: 863-453-4994


Tax Services
Semi-retired Certified Public
Accountant available for tax and
accounting services. Reasonable fees.
Expert services. 863-465-1124


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2009 Graduation Edition
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recognized the
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News-Sun


Special STARS gears up for


10th annual softball event


Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING More than
110 softball players will con-
verge at the Highlands
County Sports Complex this
Saturday to play in the 10th
annual Special STARS
Softball Classic.
Six local teams will wel-
come two teams from Fort
Lauderdale to play in, this
modified, coed softball tour-
nament.
Partners in the community
will play along with more
than 40 special athletes. They
have been practicing for the


past three weeks.
The main sponsors of the
tournament are Avon Park
and Sebring Wal-Mart stores
and the Highlands Sertoma
Club.
This is a major fundraiser
for Special "STARS to help
pay for more than 12 sports
and six recreational activities
provided throughout the year
for more than 250 children
and adults in Highlands
County who are physically
and mentally disabled.
The Duffer's Sports
Grille's team will take on the


challenge to keep their two-
year winning streak going.
Coach Donna Sexton will be
heading up that team.
Other team sponsors and
coaches include Beef
O'Brady's led by Rob and
. Amy Torres; Florida Hospital
Heartland Division led by
Craig Couch; Coffee News of
Florida led by Andy and
Mary Basso; McPhail's Auto
Sales led by Dustin Morris;
Dee's Place, led by Tim
Ritenour; and the two Ft.
Continued on page 3B


PAGE
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Wednesday, Apil 22, 2009


Courtesy photo
More than 40 local special athletes are playing along with partners in the community in the
10th Annual Special STARS Softball Classic.


ByDAN HOEHNE
danrelJioeh/ne@'nt- i tssn.cotn
AVON PARK The gray
and dreary skies might have
been an apt metaphor for the
latter part of the: Panther
baseball season Monday
night, but 'an 13-4 win to
close out the season over
Hillsborough gave one last
shining moment for the '09
campaign.
"We've had another win-
ning season from a. record
standpoint." head coach Rick
Hitt said afterward. "But it's
been disappointing as far as
the conference goes."
At 28-23, the overall
:record was .indeed a winn i ng
one, bit the 9-16 mark in
Suncoast Conference play
speaks to. the late-season
.-... struggles.
"I don't like to make
excuses, because eter\ team
has injuries." Hitt said. "But
we lost some guys that we
had counted on for 150
innings and had to replace
them \with guvs we looked to
for situational pitching. A lot
S of the programs we compete
against, they lose a top-line
.starter. the\ can replace them
with another top-line starter.
We don't have quite as much
Room to maneuver like that."
But in the junior college
version of senior night. Hitt's


Ne\s-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Jerry Neufang cranked his 17th home run to tie him for the state lead in South Florida's
13-4 win over Billsborough Monday night.


sophomores showed the abil-
ity that had the ,team ranked
as high as sixth in the -tate
earlier in the year.
After falling ,behind on a
first-pitch home run in the
first, the Panthers scored runs


in the second through the
seventh inning, with Chaz
Abeln belting a three-run
shot and Jerry Neufang pow-
ering a t\io-run tater. his 17th
of the season to tie him for
the state lead.


Converted catcher Blake
"Doc" Holliday went seven
innings on the mound while
Leo. Chang finished the final
two innings of the win.

Continued on page 3B


No-shows in



the Bronx


Not too many people are
getting an up-close look at
the Yankees so far this sea-
son.
If you happened to catch
any of the games oer the
weekend at the grand
opening of the new Yankee
Stadium, you might have
been surprised to see so
man\ empty seats.
This \j h. after all, the.
opening series of Gothem's
latest, greatest ballpark.
A billion dollar palatial
expanse for the most sic-
cesful team in the annals
of major league baseball..
And yet that ring of the
first few ro\"s of seats that
*span from the visitors' to
the home team dugout was
strikingly empty.
Those are the seats you
may habe heard about that
range in price from $500
to more than $2,500;
No, that's not for the
Season. that's per game.
On the low end of.that,
that's over $40,000 for
season tickets, 'on the high
end, more than $200,000.
Is it then a surprise that
in our current economic:
situation that they aren't
filled?
Can't blame the
Steinbrenner's.
I mean, with the cost of
the new place (which the


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And Ahother
TThing...
Dan Hoeineh '

tax papers forked over a
bundle for), the fact that
There are more then 5.000
fewer seats than in "The
SHouse that Ruth Built,"
That these are the Yankees
and this is New York. the
logic seemed reasonable.
They' were targeting the
corporate b igigs. but a lot
:of those are now former |
corporate bigwigs.
And with so many peo-
ple in stages ranging from
out-of-a-job to dire-straits,
if you did have one of
'those tickets, would 'ou
really ) ant to be seen sit-
ting ip those seats?
IJt's long been the case
that the more affluent
flaunted that fact by being
seen in the luxury suites
Sand high-end seats.
That doesn't seem the
case so much these days.;


APYA downs Mark Palmer


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssin co,'
AVON PARK The A\on
Park 'Youth Academy kicked
off the Dixie Season for the
13-14 year-olds with a 3-1
win over Mark Palmer
Electric Monday night in
Avon Park.
Alfred Brown. known as
"Big Red." dominated the
mound throwing 95 pitches in
fi'e and two-third innings.
and looked to be getting
stronger as the game \went on.
Brown gave u'p no hits, and
just one unearned run. while'
striking out eight, and walk-
ing five.
Brown scored for APYA on
a pass ball in the third inning.
and capped the game by jug-
gling then finally holding on
to a hot line drive at short stop
in the top of the seventh and
making the double plaN to bag
the last out.
"Big Red pitched a great
game," said APYA head coach
Pete Zeegers. "He (Brown)
reminds me of Dennis "Oil
Can" Boyd. He plays, well
both ways, and did a great job
defensively for us tonight."
"Stadie Austin also did a
good job, he was like a vacu-
um. He picked off three. And
Pete Rosa finished strong for
us, keeping them, off bal-
ance," Zeegers added.
Garret Zeegers rapped out a


News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE
With Stadie Austin ready at first base, Alfred "Big Red"
Brown delivers a pitch in the Avon Park Dixie League opener
Monday night at the Durrah Martin Baseball Complex.


base hit in the third, driving in
two to put APYA out front,
where they stayed for the rest
of the night.
"AI' I could think about
was :state last year," said
young Zeegers after collect-
ing two RBIs with two outs
facing him.
"It was almost the same sit-


nation as state, and I knew
what to do."
Mark Palmer Electric bat-
.tled back, picking up one run
:in the fifth inning and was
able to put runners on base
,almost every inning, but the
APYA defense held strong,
leaving the runners stranded.


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
The Lady Blue Streaks
advanced in the District
10-4A Softball Tournament
in Palmetto with an 11-0
win over Sarasota Booker
Monday night.
With the number two seed
in the district bracket,


behind -leading
Braden River,
Sebring had little
trouble': with the :
Lady Tornadoes, top-
ping them for the:
third time this season
by a lopsided score.
Tuesday night's


Sebring


11
Booker

,;n


match-up between DeSoto 5:30


and Avon Park, the
third and sixth
seeds, respectively,
was too late for
press time, but the
SBlue Streaks will
face the winner from
that contest
Thursday night at
in Palmetto.


Lady Streaks bring home the hardware


Courtesy photo
The Sebring girls tennis team poses with the district runner-up trophy it earned last
week at Hardee. Back row, left to right: Heather McIntyre, Alyssa Kariofyllis, Coach
Hollinger, Kaley Walter and April Wallace. Front row, left to right: Kelsey Tucker,
Shana Bassett and Kelsie Johnson


South Florida sophs end



season on a high note


Softball Streaks advance


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THE SCOREBOARD


FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Cleveland vs. Detroit
Saturday: Cleveland 102, Detroit 84,
Cleveland leads series 1-0
Tuesday: Detroit at Cleveland, late
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 105, Boston 103, OT
Monday: Boston 118, Chicago 115,
series tied 1-1
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 100, Orlando 98,
Philadelphia leads series 1-0
Wednesday, April 22: Philadelphia at
Orlando, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 24: Orlando at Philadelphia,
8p.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: Atlanta 90, Miami 64, Atlanta
leads series 1-0
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: L.A. Lakers 113, Utah 100, L.A.
Lakers lead series 1-0
Tuesday: Utah at L.A. Lakers, late
Thursday, April 23: L.A. Lakers at Utah,
10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 25: L.A. Lakers at Utah,
9p.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: Deiver 113, New Orleans 84,
Denver leads series 1-0
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 105, San Antonio 97
Monday: San Antonio 105, Dallas 84,
series tied 1-1
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 108, Portland 81,
Houston leads series 1-0
Tuesday: Houston at Portland, late
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: Boston 4, Montreal 2
Saturday: Boston 5, Montreal 1
Monday: BOston 4, Montreal 2, Boston
leads series 3-0
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
Saturday: N.Y. Rangers 1
Monday: Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 0,
N.Y. Rangers lead series 2-1
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
New Jersey vs. Carolina
Wednesday: New Jersey 4, Carolina 1
Friday: Carolina 2, New Jersey 1, OT


LIVE

SPORTS

ON TV

COLLEGE BASEBALL
WEDNESDAY
4 p.m. UNC-Asheville at Florida State ........ SUN
---............................. ......................................................


9:30 a.m.
3 p.m.
6:30 p.m.


GOLF
THURSDAY
EuroPGA Ballantines Championship.. GOLF
PGA Zurich Classic ................ GOLF
PGA South Georgia Classic ......... GOLF


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis. .......... ... .ESPN
THURSDAY
6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle................SUN


NBA PLAYOFFS
WEDNESDAY
8 p.m. Miami at Atlanta ................... TNT
10:30 p.m. New Orleans at Denver .............. TNT
THURSDAY
8 p.m. Boston at Chicago ................. .TNT
10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah ................. TNT


8p.m.


MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
-THURSDAY
Red Bull New York at Kansas City .... ESPN2.
Times, games, channels all subject to change


Sunday: New Jersey 3, Carolina 2, OT,
New Jersey leads series 2-1
Tuesday: New Jersey at Carolina, late
Thursday, April 23: Carolina at New
Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
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
Friday: Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2, OT
Sunday: Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 3,
Pittsburgh leads series 2-1
Tuesday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, late
Thursday, April 23: Philadelphia at
Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
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 2, San Jose 0
Sunday: Anaheim 3, San Jose 2,
Anaheim leads series 2-0
Tuesday: San Jose at Anaheim, late
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: Detroit 4, Columbus 1
Saturday: Detroit 4, Columbus 0,
Detroit leads series 2-0
Tuesday: Detroit at Columbus, late
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
Friday: Vancouver 3, St. Louis 0
Sunday: Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2,
Vancouver leads series 3-0
Tuesday: Vancouver at St. Louis, late
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: Chicago 3, Calgary 2, OT
Saturday: Chicago 3, Calgary 2
'Monday: Calgary 4, Chicago 2, Chicago
leads series 2-1
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
.ft.~lM~-m l


Toronto
Boston
New Y
Baltimc
Tampa

Chicag
Detroit
Kansas
Minnes
Clevela

Seattle
Oaklan
Texas
Los An


AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
3 10 4 .714-
S7 6 .538 2%
ork 7 6 .538 2/2
ore 6 7 .462 3%
Bay 5 8 .385 4Y2
Central Division
W L Pet GB
o 7 5 .583 -
7 5 .583 -
City 7 5 .583 -
sota 7 7 .500 1
ind 4 9 .308 3%V
West Division
W L Pot GB
8 5 .615 -
d 5 7 .417 2%Y
5 7 .417 2%
igeles 4 8 .333 3%


Sunday's Games
N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 3
Toronto 1, Oakland 0
Boston 2, Baltimore 1
Chicago White Sox 12, Tampa Bay 2
Minnesota 3, L.A. Angels 1
Texas 6, Kansas City 5


Detroit 8, Seattle 2
Monday's Games
Boston 12, Baltimore 1
Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, ppd., rain
Tuesday's Games
Kansas City at Cleveland, late
Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, late
Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, late
Texas at Toronto, late
Minnesota at Boston, late
Detroit at L.A. Angels, late
Tampa Bay at Seattle, late
Wednesday's Games
Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05
p.m.
Texas at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Detroit at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Florida 11 2 .846 -
New York 6 6 .500 4%
Atlanta 6 7 .462 5
Philadelphia 5 6 .455 5;
Washington 2 10 .167 8%
Central Division
W L Pet GB
Chicago 7 4 .636 -
St. Louis 8 5 .615 -
Cincinnati 7 5 .583 /Y2
Pittsburgh 7 6 .538 1
Milwaukee 4 8 .333 3%2
Houston 4 9 .308 4
West Division
W L Pet GB
Los Angeles 10 3 .769 -
San Diego 9 4 .692 1
Arizona 5 8 .385 5
Colorado 4 8 .333 52
San Francisco 4 8 .333 55%
Monday's Games
Washington 3, Atlanta 2
Pittsburgh 8, Florida 0
San Diego at Philadelphia, ppd., rain
Cincinnati 4, Houston 3
Arizona 6, Colorado 3
Tuesday's Games
,Florida at Pittsburgh, late
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, late
Atlanta at Washington, late
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late
L.A. Dodgers at Houston, late
N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, late
Colorado at Arizona, late
San Diego at San Francisco, late
Wednesday's Games
Florida at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.
Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
Chicago 2 0 3 9 10 7
New England 2 0 2 8 5 3
Kansas City 2 2 1 7 8 7
D.C. United 1 1 3 6 6 6
Toronto FC 1 2 2 5 7 9
New York 1 2 2 5 3 5
Columbus 0 2 3 3 5 9
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
ChivasUSA 4 0 1 13 8 2
Seattle FC 3 2' 0 9 7 3
Colorado 2 2 1 7 7 7
Real SaltLake 2 2 0 6 6 6
San Jose 1 2 2 5 7 9
Houston 1 2 2 5 4 5
FC Dallas 1 3 1 4 6 10
Los Angeles 0 1 3 3 5 6

NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Sunday's Games
Houston 1, Colorado 0
FC Dallas 3, Toronto FC 2
Wednesday, April 22
Chivas USA at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23
New York at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 25
Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m.
New England at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.
FC Dallas at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.
San Jose at Seattle FC, 10:30 p.m.


LOCAL SCHEDULE


Avon Park


THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Lake Placid, 7 p.m.; Softball at DistrictToumament, Palmetto,
TBD;Track at Regional Meet,.Lake Highland Prep, 1 p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Clewiston, 6 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball at DistrictToumament, Sebring,TBD
TUESDAY: Baseball at DistrictToumament, Sebring,TBD


THURSDAY: Baseball at Avon Park, 7 p.m.;Trak at Regional Meet, Lake Highland Prep,
1p.m.
FRIDAY: Baseball at Evangelical Christian, 7 p.m.
MONDAY: Baseball hosts DistrictToumament,TBD
TUESDAY: Baseball hosts DistrictToumament,TBD


Sebring


THURSDAY: Baseball vs. Port St. Lucie, 6 p.m.; Softball at DistrictTournament,
Palmetto,TBD
MONDAY: Baseball hosts DistrictTournament, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY: Baseball hosts DistrictTournament, 4/7 p.m.


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-
nainent fee is $60 per person and forms
may be 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.

26th Blue Streak Golf Classic
SEBRING The 26th Annual Blue
Streak Golf Classic will be held
Saturday, May 16 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.

Spring Softball Leagues
SEBRING The Highlands County
Parks and Recreation Department will ,
begin their spring league games on
Tuesday, May 5, at the Multi Sports
Complex.
Registration for leagues 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.

April Kayaking
SEBRING Sebring Kayaking fin-
ished the month of March with a won-
derful trip to Hillsborough 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 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
Tuesday -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.

Panther Baseball Camp
AVON PARK The 2009 SFCC
Panther Baseball Camp, for kids aged 6-
18, will run from June 8-July 9,
Monday through Thursdays from 9
a.m.-Noon.
Cost of the camp is $50 per week,
$225 for the entire five weeks for a $25
discount.
The camp includes offensive and
defensive fundamentals, baseball orient-
ed agility, fitness center or aquatic train-
ing daily, bullpen sessions and games
each week per age groups
There will also be daily snacks and
pool time for cool down each week and
T-shirts for all camp participants.
For enrollment information, contact
Rick Hitt at hittr@southflorida.edu, or
go to
www.southflorida.edu/athletics/baseball.
Or you can call one of the Panther hot-
Slines, 863-784-7036 (direct line), 784-
7035 (athletics), 382-6900 (Sebring),
453-6661 (Avon Park and outside tri-
county area), 465-5300 (Lake Placid),
773-2252 (Wauchula), or 494-7500
(Arcadia).

Heartland Kid's Golf Camp
AVON PARK River Greens is
pleased to partner with the Heartland
Kid's Golf Camp.
It will begin at River Greens on June 9
and end on July 3. We will have two ses-
sions; the first is from June 9-19.
The second session running from June
23 to July 3.
The sessions will be on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Fridays. The cost will be
$50 per week.
Each day will run from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m.
Golf clubs, practice balls, golf instruc-
tion and prizes will be included in this
fee; an optional lunch will be available
at $5 per day per child, plus drink if
needed.
We plan on having a different learning
experience each day, which includes
other outdoor sports to keep the kids'
interest up.
If you're looking for something for
your child to do this summer, this camp
will not disappoint.
Call 453-5210 to reserve your child's
spot as they may fill up quickly. See
additional camp information at River
Greens website at www.rgreens.com.


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Red Devil lifters on "Sports Talk"


Courtesy photo
Avon Park weightlifting coich Don Hickman and three state qualifiers, David
Edmonds, Joel Cuencas and Stephan Hinson were featured guests on Ed Lynch's
"Sports Talk" show on April 18. Scheduled guests for April 25 are Sebring volleyball
player Molly Blackman and Lake Placid baseball player Perry Mason. The show airs
live Saturday's immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM.


SUNDAY NIGHT MIXED
High Games
Robert George .......257
Frank Venditto .......225
Albert Walker .223
DuaneCole . .201
Marsha Coe . 189
High Series
Albert Walker ........617
Robert George .......608
Frank Venditto ... 577
FLORIDA HOSPITAL
High Games
Charles Gmns ...... .246
Carole Mattson 202
Karen Butler 192
TUESDAY NIGHT MEN
High Games
James Bateman ... 279
Mike Santiago .... 269
Cody Allen ....... 268
Russ Darling ...... 268
Dave Murto ...... .267
Bill Grubb ........ 265
John Stone ......257
Wayne Goodlett ... 247
Ralph Pickering ... 247
Sonny Cobb ...... 243


Troy Nicolai .........239
Brad Brinkman .......236
David Burson .......235
James Patton .......235
Wayne Fulwider ......209
High Series
Jame Bateman .......720
Mike Santiago .......715
John Stone .........702
Cody Allen ..........698
David Burson ........ 653
Wayne Goodlett ..... 649
Sonny Cobb ........ 648
Russ Darling ........640
James Patton ....... 635
Brad Brinkman ...... 615
Troy Nicolai .........581
Wayne Fulwider ......575
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MIXERS
High Games
Dave Francis ........264
Dave Ridley .......259
Wayne Wilson .......259
Lori Thomspson .....254
Leslie Rodriguez .....247
Matt Reagan .......246
Debra Villalobos ......246
Russ Darling ........241
Bill Grubb ........... 239


Teri Welsh ..........229
Tom Sides ..........224
Herb Somers, Jr. ....221
Carole Frederick ......214
Laurie Gruner ........213
Rusty Dean .........202
Sue Martinez .......202
High Series
Dave Ridley .........732
Dave Francis ........721
Man Reagan ........685
Russ Darling ........648
Herb Somers, Jr. ....647
Wayne Wilson .......646
Bill GrunO .......... 630
Lori Thompson ......619
Debra Villalobos ......596
Teri Welsh ..........569
Laurie Gruner ........557
Rusly, Dean .........525
THURSDAY NIGHT MIXED
High Games
Gene Bateman .......277
John Stone ........248
Dave Blevins ........247
Rornie Caner ........ 244
Ed Pra .......244
James Bjltmajn .......241


Debra Villalobos ......238
Justin Fuller .........236
High Series
Gene Bateman .......725
James Bateman ......703
Debra Villalobos ......660
Ed Pratt ............637
Justin Fuller ..........583
FRIDAY BRACKETS
High Games
Don )Rai .. .247
David Burson ........245
Gar, Niemr ... ......234
Jern Danl:,, .......229
Bill Brunson... :.....226
High Series
Don Davis ..........701
David Burson ........629
Bill Brunson .. :..... 595
TGIF
High Games
Bob Asbury ......... 201
Bob Barton .. .......200
High Series
Bob Asbury ........544
Bob Barton.......... 504


STARS to
Continued from 1B
Lauderdale teams will be
sponsored by Lampe &
Kiefer Hearing Aid Center
and Ridge Real Estate.
This year there will be a
skill level for 15 special ath-
letes who are beginners and
just learning to play softball.
They are being sponsored
by Aaction Pest Control and
coached by Elaine Simmons.
These individuals will be
tested on skills such as field-
ing, throwing, running and
hitting.
They will be divisioned
according to their abilities
and receive ribbons for their
efforts.
The Palms of Sebring will
be sponsoring the volunteer
and umpire shirts.
There will be an opening
ceremony at 7:45 a.m. with
teams taking to the field at 8
a.m. They will play until
noon and then take a lunch
break before finishing out the
final championship rounds.
First, second and third


take to the diamond


place trophies will be pre-
sented as well as individual
trophies for the first place
winners.
There will be awards pre-
sented for the best special
athlete, coach and partner in
sportsmanship and playing
ability. Awards will be pre-
sented after the final games.
The Aktion Club,will pro-
vide a concession stand to
benefit Special STARS.
They will sell hot dogs,
chips and beverages.
Field sponsors are David
and Doris Magowan, Morris
Funeral Chapel, Heacock
Insurance Agency,
Reflections on Silver Lake,
Highlands Independent Bank,
Beta Sigma Phi, Stephenson-
Nelson Funeral Home,
Donna Lyles and Anissa
Jones and Ace Homecare.
Other sponsors include
Robert and Elaine Simmons,
Jim and Carol Phipps, Impact
Awards & Promotions, Wild
Turkey Tavern and King
Equipment Company. The


Sebring Elks also made a
donation.
Local athletes will wel-
come the two out-of-town
teams with a reception at
6:30 p.m. Friday at Ridge
Area Arc. Art Bostick will
provide music for dancing.
Saturday will wrap up at
Duffer's Sports Grille at 7
p.m. when the 50/50 winner
will be drawn and
announced.
Rick Rafferty of Duffer's
and Bob Shephard of Ridge
Real Estate took on the chal-
lenge to raise money for
Special STARS by having
patrons buy ,paper balls to
write messages of support
and post on the restaurant
wall.
Whoever wins among
those two teams, the support-
ers on that team listed on the
wall get an extra entry in the
jackpot.
Tickets can still be pur-
chased for $1 for one or $5
for six.


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Sebring High School


Cheerleading Tryouts


Tryout for a spot on
the Nationally ranked -
two time State
Champion cheerleading
teams at Sebring High
School!
Sebring High School
will be holding tryouts
for next year's cheer-
leading teams on May
4-6 at the high school
gym.
A mandatory parent
meeting will be held on
April 23 at 6 p.m. in the
Smith Center at
Sebring High School.
Students must have a
current physical form
on file with the high
school, or present a
physical form the first
day.
Students will not be
allowed to participate
in any fashion without
a current physical.
Sign ups will begin
Monday April 20 at
Sebring High School,
Hill Gustat and Sebring
Middle Schools in the
front office.


For more information
contact Carolyn
Shoemaker or Wendy


Cloud at Sebring High

School 471-5500.


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good team but we were
average when we needed to
be better."
And so it's good-by for
the departing second-year
men, most of whom will be
off to continue their playing
careers at four-year
schools, while the Panther
program goes right back to
work.
"We're out recruiting
year-round and it's back at
it tomorrow," Hitt said.
"We've got some guys
coming in that we hope will
fill the gaps of those leav-


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of freshmen coming back
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CHALK TALK


Florida College System Chancellor speaks at

FACC Conference held at South Florida CC


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The com-
munity colleges that have
served Floridians since the
1950s will continue their
mission of meeting the edu-
cational and workforce needs
of their communities, even as
they grow into state colleges
that offer baccalaureate
degrees in addition to associ-
ate's degrees and college cer-
tificates. Dr. Willis
Holcombe, chancellor, The
Florida College System,
shared this and other infor-
mation in his keynote
address, "Keeping the
Community in our Colleges,"
at the Florida Association of
Community College's
(FACC) Joint Commission
Spring Conference, held
April 16-17 at the South
Florida Community College
Highlands Campus.
Holcombe said the former
Florida Community College
System ,has become the
Florida College System, but
little has changed beyond the
name. The state's 28 commu-,
nity colleges continue to
operate under the Florida
Department of Education -
not the 'State University
System of Florida, which
governs state colleges and
universities.
Today, one out of every 22
Floridians is attending a
community college,
Holcombe said. The demand
for community college pro-
grams is driven by short-term
circumstances, like the cur-
rent weak economy, and


long-term factors, such as
lifestyle changes among
Florida's residents. In
January, the state's communi-
ty colleges reported an 8 per-
cent increase in enrollment
over the previous year, large-
ly due to the economy. For
years, however, community
colleges have seen enroll-
ment creep upwards as more
high school graduates seek
postsecondary training. In
fact, in the last decade alone,
the number of students eqter-
ing community colleges
immediately after graduating
from high school has risen
from 50 percent to 64 per-
cent. Holcombe pointed out.
Workforce training
remains the primary mission
of community colleges.
"Ultimately, all of our
degrees are workforce
degrees," Holcombe said.
Despite the weak economy,
these new graduates are find-
ing work.
"There are lots of new and
existing jobs in the areas
where community colleges
train people, and employabil-
ity is very high," Holcombe
said.
Nine of.the state's commu-
nity colleges now offer bach-
elor's degrees, and four pth-
ers are in the process of
establishing baccalaureate
programs in high-demand
fields, such as public service,
teaching, and nursing. The
majority of these students are
people over 35 who cannot
leave their hometowns to


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Courtesy photo
Dr. Norman L Stephens Jr. (left), president, South Florida
Community College, welcomes Dr. Willis Holcombe, chan-
cellor, The Florida College System, to the SFCC Highlands
Campus. Holcombe was the keynote speaker at the Florida
Association of Community College's (FACC) Spring Joint
Commission Conference, held this year at SFCC.


attend large universities.
"Community colleges offer
less than 1 percent of all
bachelor's degrees,"
Holcombe said. "We provide
access to students who won't
be going to the University of
Central Florida, Florida State
University, or the University
of Florida. We are not com-
peting with those universi-
ties."
In the future, all communi-
ty colleges will remain under
the direction of a local board
of trustees, which can best
determine how each institu-
tion can best serve the work-
force needs of its community.
However, they may opt to


drop the "community" or
"junior" from their college's
name, even if they do not
offer bachelor's degrees,
Holcombe said.
Statistics show the.value of
higher education. For exam-
ple, a worker with a high
school education can make
about $20,000 a year with a
minimum wage job, $30,000-
$45,000. with an associate's
degree in a high-skilled area,
and $37,000-$63,000 with a
bachelor's degree.
Further, Holcombe said,
"The more education people
have after high school, the
less their chances of being
unemployed."


EDUCATION NEWS SNAPSHOTS


LPHS Class of 1979
plans reunion
LAKE PLACID Sept.
25 is homecoming at Lake
Placid High School and the
date set for Lake Placid
High School's Class of 1979
reunion. The Green Dragons
will be playing Labelle.
Volunteers to help with
the class reunion are needed.
AReunion Group has been
set up on the Web site of the
Lake Placid High School
Alumni,
www.alumniclass.com/lake-
placidhs. Also the gorup is
on ClassMates.com.
A meeting is set for 6:30
p.m. Friday, May 8 at the
Golden Corral in Lake
Placid, for any and all who
want to be a part of this
exciting event.
Contact Lee. Porter Autrey
at deleautrey@msn.com,
Greg and Dana McPherson
at dogdesigns l@yahoo.com
or Lorri Pugh Lammie at
hucorp@embarqmail.com
with questions or to help
with the arrangements.

Head Start taking
registrations
LAKE PLACID Give
your child a "Head Start" by
enrolling in the program
now. (Dele a su Nino(a) un
buen comienzo aplicando
hoy.)
RCMA is now recruiting
for the 2009-2010 Head Start
season. (RCMA esta matric-
ulando para la temporada
2009-2010 de Head Start).


HCS shines in


Math Olympics



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Courtesy photo
Heartland Christian School recently participated in the
Association of Christian Schools International Math
Olympics competition in Fort Myers at Southwest Florida
Christian Academy. HCS came home with three first place
champions. Fourth-grade student Peyton Kaser, eighth-
grade student Esther Arnold and fifth-grade student Ansley
Selander all earned their first place awards in math compu-
tation execises through a series of four tests during a 45-
minute period against more than 300 students from around
the Southwest Florida region.'


Is your child six weeks to
five years old? Does your
child have a disability? Are
you a high-risk pregnant
mom?
Register children 3-5
years old at RCMA South
Highlands, 500 E. Interlake
Blvd., or call 699-3794 and
ask for (Pregunte por) Maria
Asencio y Gisela Rentas.
Register children six weeks
to 5 years old at RCMA
Lake Placid, 541 E. Interlake
Blvd., or call 699-3790 and
ask for (Pregunte por)
Ramona LaTorre or Wanda
Moyet. The offices are open
from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Monday-Friday (Lunes-
Viernes).

Sebring Middle plans
Curriculum Fair
SEBRING Sebring
Middle School Curriculum
Fair.will be from 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday. It will be at the
Sebring Middle School in
the Commons. All teachers
will be displaying student
work.
Southwest Florida Water
Management District has
sponsored a grant on hydro-
ponics for Donna
Tomlinson's.
Advanced/HAART eighth-


grade science students. This
unit along with other work
the student have done will
be on display.
This event is open to the
public and there is a special
invitation to fifth-grade stu-
dents that will be attending
Sebring Middle School next
year.

LPMS rewards
students with
Water Day
LAKE PLACID -.Water
Day was Reward Day for
students at Lake Placid
Middle School on April 9.
Three hundred students at
Lake Placid Middle earned a
reward day. To be eligible
for the reward activity, stu-
dents must have maintained
a 3.0 grade point average for
the third nine weeks, no D or
F grades, and no referrals.
Thanks to Taylor Rental,
students enjoyed splashing
and sliding down the Blue
Monster, Wave Climber,
Giant Slide and the Obstacle
Course. In addition, students
played soccer, softball, lis-
tened to music, and were
able to hang out with
friends. A picnic lunch was
provided by Lake Placid
Middle School, in conjunc-
tion with their PTO, that
included grilled hot dogs,
chips, cookies, and soft
drinks.
Members of the PTO vol-
unteered to help supervise
students along with members
of the reward committee at
Lake Placid Middle.


Registration set


for kindergarten


Special to the News-Sun
Registration dates and
times for 2009-10 kinder-
garten classes have been set
for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 7 and 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Friday, May 8 at
county schools.
Parents or guardians will
need to provide the follow-
ing to register a child:
The student's original
birth certificate
Immunization/shot
record
Physical examination
documentation
Student's Social
Security card
+ Proof of residence
(rental agreement; mort-
gage deed; electric bill;
etc.)
Proof of custody (if
student does not live with
both natural parents)
Parent/guardian photo
identification


All students entering
kindergarten for the 2009-
2010 school year must be 5
on or before Sept. 1, 2009.
Students entering kinder-
garten in August 2009, who
reside in the attendance
areas for Cracker Trail,
Fred Wild, and Woodlawn,
will attend kindergarten at
the Kindergarten Learning
Center.
For more information
contact, Joyce M.
McClelland, Director of
Elementary Education, at
471-5569 or call the indi-
vidual school office: Avon
Elementary, 452-4355;
Kindergarten Learning
Center, 314-5281; Lake
Country Elementary, 699-
5050; Lake Placid
Elementary, 699-5070;
Memorial Elementary, 784-
0200; Park Elementary,
452-4373; or Sun 'N Lake
Elementary, 471-5464.


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Courtesy photo
Dr. Norman L Stephens Jr., president, South Florida
Community College, presents a medallion to Jennifer
Segers for representing SFCC on the All-Florida
Academic Team.

Segers represents SFCC on

All-Florida Academic Team


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
student Jennifer Segers was
chosen to represent SFCC as
a member of the Phi Theta
Kappa 2009 All-Florida
Academic Team.
Each year, 110 students
from .Florida's 28 public
community colleges are
appointed to.the All-Florida
Academic Team based on
their outstanding academic
performance and community
service. Phi Theta Kappa is
the international honor socie-
ty of two-year colleges.
During spring break in


April, the honorees were
invited to Tallahassee to tour
the capitol and attend other
events.
"What had an impact on
me the most was seeing how
many students out there from
all around the state really
want to make a difference in
the world," Segers said of the
experience. "It was a great
honor to represent SFCC."
Segers will graduate in
December and hopes to
attend the University if
Tampa and study archaeolo-
gy. She is currently the presi-
dent of SFCC's Phi Theta
Kappa chapter.


Dancing for a grade
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Courtesy photo
Each middle school student at Heartland Christian
School goes through the etiquette program. The students
are also introduced to traditional ballroom dancing
(shown). Their dinner dances serve as a 'final exam.'


Lake Placid Middle


rewards top readers


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Middle
School librarian Nancye Starkey held her
annual ice cream sundae social recently to
reward top, readers in the Sunshine State
Young Readers' Award program.
The program is a joint reading promo-
tion between the Florida Department of
Education and the Florida Association of
Media Educators.
Fifteen fiction books, all written by
American authors and published within
the past five years, were chosen by a com-
mittee of library media specialists from


across the state. All middle schools are
invited to participate in the program,
which culminates in the students' voting
for their favorite book.
Thirty-five students were invited to the
ice cream social this year for reading five
or more of the books on the list. Lake
Placid Middle School is proud to have had
eight students who read all 15 books in
the program this year.
These students are now practicing for a
Battle of the Books, which will pit them
against a team from Hardee Junior High
School next month.


Courtesy photo
Eight students
from Lake Placid
Middle School
read all eight
books in the
Sunshine State
Young Readers'
Award program
this year. Those
students are (from
left) Diana Retana,
Alicen Burnett,
Helen Moretto,
Claire LeBlanc,
Stephanie
Rodriguez, Amelia
Troup, Kevin
Colley, and
Alexandra Torres.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


News-Sun Wednesday, April 22, 2009


www.newssun.com


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,
Spring, FL 33870.

TODAY
* 50 Plus Singles
Connection is an activities
club for all persons over 50.
Members gather for dinner at
various local restaurants and
have other activities..The
group meets at Beef O'Bradys
on the last Wednesday of each
month at 6 p.m. For informa-.
tion call 452-1669.
* American Legion Post 25
Lake Placid has lounge hours
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers
served from 5-7 p.m.Live
music is from 5-8 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* American Veterans have
bingo at 1-30 p.m. every
Wednesday. Call 385-0234.
* Avon Park Noon Rotary
Club meets noon, Rotary Club
building, corner of Verona
Avenue and Pine Street, Avon
Park.
* Bridge Club of Sebring
(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays duplicate games at
12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf
Ave., Sebring. For details, call
1385-8118. .,
* The Bridgettes meet at
12:15 p.m. at Sebnng
Recreation Cenler to play
bridge. For details, call Claire
Marcotte at 382-6720.
* Christian Fellowship
Group meets 7 p.m. For
details, call 381-9005 or 381-
9007.
* Country Swingers has
dances at the Sebring
Recreation Club, 333
Pomegranate Ave., Sebring.
Membership is required.
Beginners dancing from 5:15-
6:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is
\


from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New
dances taught every other
week. Call 655-2398.
* DivorceCare is a weekly
video support group for those
experiencing the pain of sepa-
ration or divorce. Come any
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at
First
Baptist Church of Avon Park
Fellowship Hall classroom.
Thirteen individual video ses-
sions offer hope and support.
Workbook cost is $12.
Children's and youth activities
provided. Supper available at
5 p.m. for $3 ($1.0 max for
family). Call 453-6681.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m.
the second and fourth
Wednesday at the club, 1292.1
U.S. 98, Sebring. For details
call 655-4007.
Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. is offering
pony rides every Monday and
SWednesday from 4:30-6:30
p.m., weather permitting. $5
donation per child. Call 452-
0006 for more information. All
proceeds raised support our
free equine assisted riding pro-
gram for adults and children
with special needs, which
resumes in September.
Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside
house, 1513 S. Highlands
Ave., Avon Park. For details,
call Ihe 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
Highlands Senior Center
Inc., has a sing-along with the
Good Times Band and live
dance music with Sunny Boys
and Company from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m at the Sebring Hills
Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All
area seniors are invited..Salad
bar, hot dogs and sodas are
provided or bring a lunch.
There will be free coffee, tea,
lemonade, danish and
desserts. .For details, call Bob
or Ahn McQueen at 386-0752.
Highlands Shrine Club,
2606 State Road 17 South,
Avon Park (between Avon
Park and Sebring) meets from
8:30-10:30 a.m. forcoffee and
doughnuts and socializing for
members and any interested
person. Members meet at 6:30


p.m. the fourth Wednesday for
a business meeting and din-
ner. Make dinner reservations
by calling 382-2208.
* Kiwanis Club of Sebring
meets every Wednesday at
noon at Homer's Restaurant.
Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for
more information.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has a buffet from 5-7
p.m. at the lodge. The lodge is
open to members and their
guests. Shuffleboard is at 1
p.m. Lounge hours are 1-9
p.m. The BPOE board meeting
is at 7 p.m. every second and
fourth Tuesday. For details,
call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at night. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Dinner served every
Wednesday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Lodge phone number
452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* Over The Hill Gang meets
10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow
Range for target shooting. For
details, call 655-4505.
* Rotary Club of Lake Placid
Breakfast meets at 6:44 a.m.,
at The Heron's Garden, 501
U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid,
just north of the Tower.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
hosts Wacky Wednesday from
5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied
menu of food for $5 and spe-
cial drink prices. Lounge open
from 3-10 p.m. Open to. Elk
members and guests. Music
provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For details, call 471-3557.
* Sebring Kiwanis Club
meets noon, Homer's
Smorgasbord, Sebring.
* Sebring Library has story-
time at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Sebring Moose Lodge
2259 serves hamburgers, fries


and fish sandwiches from 5-7
p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98,
Sebring. Beef franks and
Italian sausages served from 1
p.m. to closing. There will be
music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For
details, call 655-3920.
* Sebring Recreation Club
has ice cream shuffleboard at
1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate
Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 487 meets at 9 a.m. at
Whispering Pines Baptist
Church, 303 White Pine Drive,
Sebring. For details, call 382-
7716 or 314-9485.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3800 plays poker at 2
p.m. at the post,.1224 County
Road 621 East, Lake Placid.
Call 699-5444.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4300 plays euchre at'
6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE
Lakeview Drive, Sebring.
Service officer at post 12-3
p.m. For details, call 385-8902.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9853 and Auxiliary trav-
el to Royal Care Nursing
Home in Avon Park the last
Wednesday.

THURSDAY
* Alzheimer's Association
Support Group meets at 1
p.m. at the CrownPointe
Assisted Living Facility in
Sebring. Call 402-0464.
* American Legion Placid
Post 25 Lake Placid has
lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Card games played at 1 p.m.
Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For
details, call 465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Customer
Appreciation Day. Free food.
Happy hour all day. Call 471-
1448.
* American Veterans have
euchre games every Thursday.
Sign up is at 6 p.m. and play-
ing begins at 6:30 p.m. Call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Moose Lodge
2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at
the lodge on Walnut. Street.
* Bravehearts, an.Ala-Non
support group, meets from 1-2.
p.m. at Spring Lake
Presbyterian Church. For.
details, call 655-3274.
. Bridge Club of Sebring


(American Contract Bridge
Club) plays novice duplicate
games at 12:30 p.m. at 347
Fernleaf Ave., Sebring,
November through May. For
details, call 385-8118.
* Downtown Sebring
Breakfast Kiwanis meets
6:30 a.m., Sandy's Circle Cafe
on the Circle, Sebring.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.
* Fraternal Order of Eagles
4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at
7 p.m. the second and fourth
Thursday at the club, 12921
U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-
4007.
* Harmony Hoedowners
Square Dance Club offers
beginning dance lessons for
new and returning dancers
from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and
classes for last year's dancers
from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections
On Silver Lake in Avon Park.
For more information, call Sam
Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail
him at
samdunn@samdunn.net
* Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. provides
free assisted riding sessions
for adults and children with
special needs from 9-11, a.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 118 W. College
Drive, Avon Park. For details
or to volunteer, call 452-0006.
* Highlands County
Narcotics Anonymous meets
at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes
Episcopal Church on Lakeview
Drive in Sebring. For details,
call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-
850-7347 or (941) 616-0460.
* Highlands Lake Volunteer
Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m.
at fire department, 2840
Highlands Blvd., Avon Park,
second and fourth Thursday.
* Highlands Shrine Club on
Rt. 17 has country and blue-
grass music on Thursdays
from 6-8 p.m. until the end of
March. Call 471-2288.
E Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 2 p.m. every
Thursday at Reflections on
SSilver Lake community/activi-
ties hall in Avon Park; and at 6
p.m. every Thursday at


Woody's RV Resort club-
house/activities hall in Sebring.
Call 370-0312.
* Lake Placid Chapter 260
Order of the Eastern Star
meets at 7:30 p.m. second
and fourth Thursday at the
Masonic Lodge on Main Street
in Lake Placid. No meetings
from July through September.
For details, call 465-4345.
* Lake Placid Elks Lodge
2661 has lounge hours from 2-
10 p.m. Happy hour is from 2-
5 p.m. Card games are at 6
p.m. The lodge is open to
members and their guests. For
details, call 465-2661.
* Lake Placid Moose serves
burgers, jumbo hot dogs and
fries at 6 p.m. Music provided
from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30
p.m. Open to members and
qualified guests only.
* Lake Placid Noon Rotary
Club meets at noon at Church
of Christ building, corner of
East Magnolia Avenue and
Hibiscus Street.
* Lake Placid Woodcarvers
meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Cultural Center, 127 Dal
Hall Blvd. Call 465-7730.
* Lorida Teens (TLT), a
newly formed part of the
Greater Lorida Community
Club, meets at 7 p.m.
Thursday to play softball, vol-
leyball and a variety of other
sports. Teens are encouraged
to come to the community cen-
ter.
* Master Gardeners of
Highlands County meets 9
a.m. every fourth Thursday at
the Highlands County Agri-
Civic Center, Sebring.
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second and fourth'Thursday
from May-September at Grace
Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road (second
church on left). For details, call
Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879.
Web site is at www.mops.org.
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Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive,
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FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS


Sebring
Recreation Club


By Chapman Chamberlin


SEBRING April 6, John
Bushee started the last day of
"pin" shuffleboard for the sea-
son. In attendance for ladies
this day were Marion Zellers,
Andi Coffman, Eva Edwards,
Judy Holloway, Ruth Parker
and Betty Rizor.
Ed Straub spent Monday on
the desk, the last day for it for
the summer. In his spare time,
he set up the hall for the meet-
ing and carry-in. Ed has been
a very active and good presi-
dent for your club. No chore
was beneath him.. Your direc-
tory, has. been worked on a
great deal by Ed, even from
selling advertising in it. He
thought about the club mem-
bers and a way that we might
grow and then strived to make
it happen. He tried to keep the
expenses' down the best he
could. It was under his watch
that you received a chaplain
for the club. He.also, started
the blub sending cards to the
members who:?were sick and
in the hospital.
Thank you very much Ed
Straub for all that. you have
done for our club
Carl Wile is stepping down
from vice president this year
also. Carl does not like han-
dling money at all, but he did'
this at the club yard sale. He is
Mr. Bingo at' the club and
helps with the desk on
Friday. Carl brings in dough-.
nuts for most tournaments. He
spent a great deal of time for
our entertainment and set up-
snack tables out of his own
pocket. Carl is a willing work-
er on the courts and after a
match you will find him pol-
ishing blocks.
Carl rebuilt and painted all
36 disc holders for the tourna-
ment blocks. Carl even found
time to become a pro-shuffler
this year. Thank you Carl
Wile for all that you have
given us at the club.
John Bushee is giving up
- the responsibility as the club
shuffleboard chairman. As
shuffleboard chairman he is
responsible for all tourna-
ments in Sebring, the hall and
the courts being set up. Two
or three people that can call a
block in question as well as
block polishers for the day.
50/50 set up and run each out-
ing. Communication with the
state and the district main-
tained, also funds sent to
each. Shuffleboard supplies
maintained and purchased for
our club. Beads prepared as
well as courts beaded. The
courts have to be lined and
sealed every year.
The job is responsible for
Monday shuffling with a per-
son or people to run this one.


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Wednesday needs to be run
until league starts and also
after league. Friday shuffle-
board is now run by Peter and
Margaret White. This team
does excellent at this.
Saturday ice cream shuffle-
board has to be run along with
*the ice cream purchased. The
county tournament is sched-
uled and run as well as all
money paid out.
Your new officers are
Beverly Hann, president; first
vice president is' Gary
Holloway; second vice presi-
dent is Joan Mondry; treasur-
er, George Kisel; secretary,
Judy Holloway; with Tom
Bruha, a new board member
with a five-year term.
Not only are we losing Mr.
Bingo but also Marilyn Wile
will not be a regular on the
desk any longer. She has done
this job for the club for three
years. She is another lady that
we all should thank for all that
she has done for your club.
Come and check out the
activities your club has. to
offer at.333 Pomegranate Ave.
(behind Sebring Police
Station).

Tropical
Harbor
By Mary Ellen Bryant

LAKE PLACID Thanks
go out to Paula Bannister and
Jean Chittenden for hosting.
Monday Coed Coffee on April
13. We enjoyed doughnuts
'with our coffee provided by
Jane and Nick, representatives
of Senior Solutions, who gave
a very informative presenta-
tion on senior planning, espe-
cially Medicare planning.
-Thanks also go out to Donna
VanDenbergh, who emceed.
George Susco, our park
manager, told us weekly grass
cutting will continue. April 15
is the projected date for the
heaters to go off in the pools.
He asked us to observe the
community speed limit of 15
miles per hour and to drive on
the road surface and not cut
corners. When leaving to go
north for the summer, please
remove any objects from your
yards that could become pro-
jectile during a hurricane and
let Lynn know in the office
who will be looking after your
property and also leave a key
With someone in case of emer-
gency.
We welcomed new resi-
dents Nancy'and James from
Michigan, who bought Bill
Van Patten's home on Austin
Drive.
Bonnie Allen, filling in as
our Sunshine chairman,
announced there are condo-
lence cards to sign for Peggy,
Ziebell and Jim Aston. There
will be a carry-in Memorial
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clubhouse on Saturday, April
25 from 1-3 p.m. Please bring
a dish to share. There are care
cards to sign for Toni Price,
Helen Coppock, Lloyd Buero
and Sonny Hiscock.
Birthday and Anniversary
wishes go out to all celebrat-
ing this week. We sang Happy
Birthday to Sherry White,
Nan Goudreau, Marilyn
Christensen and Jean
Chittenden. We sang Happy
.Anniversary to John and Lena
Chapman who are celebrating
their 61st wedding anniver-
sary this week.
The next carry-in dinner is
planned for Thursday, April
30 at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse.
Bring a dish to share and your
table service.
This was Donna Vanden
Bergh's last week as emcee of
Monday coed coffees for the
season. She encouraged those
who are lonely, sick, at a loss
or grieving to have a positive
attitude. She said you can't
change the cards that you are
dealt but you can change the
way you play the game. We
thanked Donna for being such
an excellent emcee while she
is here and wished her a safe
trip north and a healthy sum-
mer.
Longtime Tropical Harbor
residents Ed and Polly Fisher
have sold their home and are
moving to a retirement home
in Springfield, Ohio where
they will be near family. We
wish them a safe journey and
happiness in their new envi-
ronment. Ed was the unoffi-
cial "mayor" of Tropical
Harbor, and he has passed
that title on to John Fitch.
Duane Dean will take over
the emcee duties for the rest
of April and for May.
Volunteers are needed to take
over the emcee duties at the
Monday Coed Coffees. Please
contact Bob Clouston if you
are interested.
Marilyn Cromer emceed
Tuesday Ladies ICoffee on
April 14. Marilyn announced
that 89 were served at the
Easter Dinner. Bonnie Allen
announced there is a care card
to sign for Shirley Landon.
If you are able to volunteer
two hours on a Saturday
morning to help the residents
of the Lake Placid Health
Care Center play bingo,
please let Helen Burgan
know.
Scoreboard

Golden Seniors
.-SEBRING The Golden
Seniors met April 9 at Dot's
Restaurant with four tables
for bridge.
The winners were: First
place, Doris Hawk; second
place, Gloria. Prater; and third
place, Ruby Slack.


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www.newssun.com News-Sun Wednesday, April 22, 2009


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS


GFWC Woman's Club
pf Sebring
i SEBRING The GFWC
,voman's Club met April 13.
The Education Department
Ivas the host. Dr. Donald
kppelquist, Dean of
resources Development at
South Florida Community
College, attended and was
Awarded $2,000 from the
club's scholarship fund.
these funds will be matched
ey their facility.
M Members and guests were
welcoried by President Lois
Pechtold; Joanna Wright
gave the devotions.. Barbara
Squires led the Pledge of
Allegiance. Verna Hall,
pianist, accompanied the
group in singing "God Bless
America."
Members were asked to
bring salads and desserts for
the luncheon. Co-chairs
Caryl Frisch (and Barbara
Squires) and Maria Pool read
two short-stories and two
poems written by four stu-
c~ents from the fourth and
fifth grades at Woodlawn
Elementary School. The
Woman's Club's Education
Department recently spon-
sored a contest there, and
four winning students will
receive awards and gift cards
at a later time.
SA new member, Vicki
Caruso, was welcomed into
the club.
Members generously
donated kids pajamas for.the
Domestic Disputes
Foundation for Foster
Children and "wish list"
items for Domestic Abuse
Council. These were brought
this past weekend to the
FFWC Annual Contention ii
Orlando.
Thirty-seven aprons were
made by Johnell West and
the club's hobby group, and
were given to Hope Hospice
These aprons were made for
Alzheirier's patients; inter-
esting items have been sewn
on them for the patients to
enjoy.
Sadly, past president
Marion Daigle, long-time
member, recently passed
away; 'she w-ill be missed.
Visitors are invited to join
monthly meetings held the
second NMonday of each
montht, October through
May. Call 385-4436 for
additional membership infor
nation.

TOPS FL 487
SEBRING The April
.15 meeting.6f TOPS FL 487
was called to order after the
chair exerciseswith 11
TOPS and 4 KOPS giving
the pledges. Leader Judy
Phillips started the meeting
by awarding pins for the
Give TOPS 10 Challenge of
4008 to 10 members: Joan
taria, Eliie Tobias, Shirley
Slabaugh, Connie Webb, Fay
Simmons, KOPS Alice
Bowen. Marge Jobin and
ghirley Hickling, Lillian
Orton and HildU Sunthimer
toth reached goal during the
challenge.
' Roll call had the chapter.
with a net gain of .8 of a
gound. The Best Loser this
,eek is Sharon F raherty vitl
^ 2.6 pound loss. Yes-Yeses
for the week are portion con*
trol. fish water. fruit. \egeta-
Iles:and exercise.
: Sharon Flaheri. won the
Mystery Gift of a nice scent-
dd candle and $2.75. There
' \ill be a neh Mystery Gift
next: week. The 'Attendance
Box is still missing, but
Nancy LaJara will be stand-
ing in for Ellie Tobias, who
is leaving for the summer,
and Bette Gillett will undo
tjie second wrapper.
. The 25-cent contest had.
eight winners at 65 cents
Each and Lillian Orton won.
the 10-cent contest of $1.40.


SThe Hippity Hoppity
Weight Loss contest had a
hopping big finish with
KOPS Alice Bowen and
TOPS Sharon Flaherty win-
ning. They were presented
,with a TOPS Journal and
pen.
T The program was given b)
Joan Faria on "Rainbow
Salads," how to make a
healthy, low-fat and low-


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
GUIDELINES: The News-Sun
publishes, announcements ,
about clubs and organiza-
tions on Wednesdays.
Photos are accepted and
are returned when accompla-
nied by a self-addressed
stamped envelope. Forms
are available at the News-
Sun. ,
The submission deadline
is noon Friday to be consid-
t ered for publication in the
following Wednesday's
n paper.
Submit items to the
News-Sun from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-
2453; send e-mail to edi-
tor@newssun.com; or mail
to Lifestyle Editor, News-
Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, -FL 33870. For
information, call 385-6155,
ext. 516.

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TOPS Club 632
SEBRING,- Leader Judy
O'Byle opened the meeting
with the TOPS and KOPS
pledges being said by the
appropriate members. We
sang "A New Image" from
our TOPS songbook and
then a short program was
given by Jean Ottoway. She
passed out an "Exchange
Record & Food Diary" to
each member present. She
stressed to all the need to
keep track of what is eaten
and write down everything
put in our mouths., When it's
on record, there is no ques-
tion where the limited calo-
rie intake is each day.
Karen Goodwin called the
roll with 39 members and
one guest present. The Best
'Loser of the week was
.Margaret Gause. Karen
called the names and Jean
Pace passed but the "I Can"
charms to the 23, members
\ ha \ weighed less than last
year when they paid their
dues this .ear. Yes-Yeses for
the coming week are to fill
out.a.food diar daily, prac-
t.,ice portion control and
drink lots of water each day.
Jean Ottoway kept the
four-week Travel Gift for the
second week and Jane
Watford took a wrapper off
the Mystery Gift.
Ervin Edson is the divi-
sion winner for 2008. He
waspresented with several ,
gifts and then he gave a
short talk thanking all for
the support and encourage-
ment given him. Barbara
Huff moved from alternate
to second place division
winner. She was also pre-
sented a prize.
This TOPS Club meets
every Monday at First
Baptist Church of Lake
Josephine. Weigh-in.begins
at 2:30 and the meeting
begins at 3:30 p.m. for
approximately one hour. For
more information, contact
SO'Boyle at 840-1331.


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A $500 check was presented to Chief Tom Dettman of
the Sebring Police Department by the Rotary Club of
Highlands County. Presentation was made by Scott
Fettinger (right), past president of the club. The dona-
tion will be used to purchase a bullet-proof vest for the
new K-9 officer, who will be joining the department
soon.
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from Jim Mason, exalted ruler of Sebring Elks 1529 dur-
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Awards Banquet. Installing officer was Past State President Don Sansoussi. Newly
installed officers for 2009-2010 are (from right) Raleigh Whiteman, Grand Esquire;
Joanne Croniser, Exalted Ruler; John Russo, Esteemed Leading Knight; Anthony
Pappalardo, Esteemed Loyal Knight; Oscar Wagner, Esteemed Lecturing Knight; Jerry
Kinsey, secretary;' David Switzer, treasurer; Tom Schultz, one-year trustee; Jens
Henricksen, Tiler; Larry Wells, Innerguard; Patrcia Higgins, chaplain; and John Grant,
Esquire.


Hairpin Spin pays out


SCourtesy photo
Mark Andrews, president of Sebring Hall of Fame,
accepts a check in the amount of $3,300 from Lisa
Celentano, organizer of Hairpin Spin at Sebring
iInternational Raceway. The event took in an astounding
$18,500 this year and was distributed equally between
four Highlands County charities.


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CELEBRATIONS


News-Sun Wednesday, April 22, 2009


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Twins celebrate their 95th birthday


Courtesy photo
Twin siblings Dr. Robert Baker and Mrs. Bert Larrison
were recently honored for their 95th birthday at the Oaks
Village. Forty residents and guests attended the birthday
reception.


Khale Dickey
Anna and Larry Dickey of Wauchula
announce the birth of a daughter, Khale
Elizabeth Clark, at 11:33 a.m. on April
7, 2009 at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Khale weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces
and measured 18 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are James and
Loraine Braddock of Wauchula.
Paternal grandmother is Linda
,Dickey of Fort Meade.

Ayden Feagle
Rebecca and Kraig Feagle of
Frostproof announce the birth of a son,
Ayden Thomas, at 1:35 p.m. on April
10, 2009 at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Ayden weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces
and measured,22 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Thomas
and Susan Weeks of Frostproof.
Paternal grandparents are Angie
HickeN of Babson Park and Larry
Feagle of Iaines City.

Oscar Garcia
Crystal and Oscar Garcia of Sebring
announce the birth of a son,, Oscar
Jhovani, at 4:36 p.m. on April 4, 2009
at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, Sebring.
Oscar'weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces
and measured 19 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Wayne
and Michelle Williams of Mexico.
Paternal grandparents are Pedro and
Micaela Guerrero-Perez of Mexico.

Tyler Green
Amy and Bobby Green of Zolfo
Springs announce the birth of a son,
Tyler "'T"' Joseph, at 5:35 p:m. on


Engagement

Padron-Swope
Donald E. and Frances
H. Swope of Sebring
announce the. engagement
of their daughter, Sarah
Elizabeth of West Palm
Beach, to Erik Padron of
Royal Palm Beach, son of
Cecilio Padron of Cape
Coral and Sonia Zagales
of Mt. Airy, N.C.
Sarah, a graduate of
Florida State University,
owns : S.E. Green
Management LLC in
West Palm Beach. She
grew up in Romney,
W.Va., while her father
was pastor of the Rbmney
Presbyterian Church.
Sarah's father was
minister of the Spring
Lake Presbyterian
Church, Sebring, from
1997 to 2002.
Erik graduated from
the University of Florida.
His master's degree in
civil engineering is from
Florida International
University. He is
employed by the state of
Florida as a registered
professional engineer.
Erik grew up in the
Miami area where his
family and friends reside.
The couple plan to
marry in July 2009.


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Dr. Robert
Baker and Mrs. Bert Larrison
were recently honored for
their 95th birthday at the
Oaks Village. Forty residents
and guests attended the birth-
day reception.
Twin siblings Robert and
Bert were born in rural
Greentown, Ind. "Mother
expected a 12-pound boy!"
Bert said.
Bert is a retired missionary
with World Gospel Mission
in Marion, Ind. and a part-
time resident at the Oaks
Village. Her husband, Glen,
was a banker and insurance
agent when he and Bert were
invited to join the staff of
World Gospel Mission in the
Stewardship Department in
Marion, Ind.
"After he died, I was 79
when I volunteered as a
WGM missionary on the
American Indian field," Bert
added. "I stayed there five


Birth Announcements

April 3, 2009 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center, Sebring.
Tyler weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces
and measured 204 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Marylin
SBrown of Sebring and the late Wayne
Brown.
Paternal grandparents are Ray and
Carol Green of Avon Park.

Jayden Ishmael
Jessica Serrano and Shelton Ishmael
of Avon Park announce the birth of a
son, Jayden Na'Shawn, at 9:09 a.m. on
April 10, 2009 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center, Sebring.
Jayden weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces
and measured 182 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Fernando
and Jeannette Serrano of Avon Park.
Paternal grandmother is Margaret ',
Ann Brown of Avon Park.

Emma Kurtz
Anneliese and William Kurtz of
Avon Park announce the birth of a
daughter, Emma May, at 10:26 p.m. on
April 6, 2009 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center, Sebring.
Emma weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces
and measured 19 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Fred and
Yvonne Garrison of Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are Brad and
Julie Kurtz of Sebring, and Michelle
and Ric Morrow of Sebring.

Chloe Nye
Savannah and Charles Nye of
Sebring announce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Chloe Elise, at 9:58 a.m. on April
14, 2009 at Highlands Regional


Kristen Barrett and Charles Strickland Jr.

Barrett-Strickland Engagement


Kristen Nicole Barrett of
Sebring is engaged to
marry Charles Mitchell
Strickland Jr., also of
Sebring.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Mary and J.W.


Cockrell. The groom-elect
is the son of Charles Sr. and
Deana Strickland, all of
Sebring.
A July 25, 2009 wedding
is being planned.


years and enjoyed working
with the Indian children."
Robert met Janet when
they were both were college
students and were married.
"We celebrated 50 years of
marriage," Robert added.
"After I got out of the serv-
ice, I went to Dental School
at Loyola in Chicago. I was a
dentist for nearly 50 years in
Kokomo, Ind."
Robert was converted to
Christ in a church revival
meeting. "I went to the altar
at that time at age 13," he
added.
"I was a young girl, 7
years old when I came to
know the Lord, in an evan-
gelistic meeting in our
church," Bert added.
Bert has four living chil-
dren. "I plan to visit my son
in West Palm Beach before
returning to Indiana," she
added. Bob's daughter flew
to Florida to accompany him
home to Kokomo, Ind.


Medical Center, Sebring.
Chloe weighed 2 pounds, 8 ounces
and measured 144 inches in length.

Dasmon Rucker
Nicole Andrews and Dexter Rucker
of Sebring announce the birth of a son,
Dasmon David, at 12:35 a.m. on April
11, 2009 at Florida Hospital Heartland
Medical Center, Sebring.
Dasmon weighed 6 pounds, 92
ounces and measured 20 inches in
length.
Maternal grandmother is Inez Orr of
Sebring.
Paternal grandfather is David
Andrews of Sebring.

Faith Schroeder
Donna and Keith Schroeder of
Sebring announce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Faith Alyssa, at 11:37 a.m. on April
8, 2009 at Florida Hospital Heartland
'Medical Center, Sebring.
Faith weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces
and measured 21. inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are John and
Roxanna Forshay of Avon Park.
Paternal grandparents are Mark
Schroeder of Lakeland and Virginia
Henry of Bartow.

Joshua Terreros
Angela and Pablo Terreros of
Sebring announce the birth of a son,
Joshua Alexander, at 6:04 p.m. on
April 10, 2009 at Florida Hospital
Heartland Medical Center, Sebring.
SJoshua weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces
and measured 21 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Danny
Wilson and Diane Jenson.
Paternal grandparents are Guy
Terreros and Debbie Terreros.


Military

Stephen Wynn
Air Force Airman Stephen
D. Wynn graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness, and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Tim Wynn
of Avon Park, and a 2007
graduate of Avon Park High
School.
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Stephen Wynn


Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beaulieu

MacIntyre-Beaulieu
Paul A. Beaulieu and
Edie M. (MacIntyre)
Beaulieu of Avon Park were
married March 1, 2009 at
Highlands Hammock State
Park in Sebring.
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Samantha Kane and Jaime Ru

Kane-Ruelas
Samantha Nicole Kane
and Jaime Javier Ruelas,
both of Sebring, are
engaged to be married.
The bride-to-be is the
daughter of Kelly Kane of


Wedding

The bride is the daughter
of Donald and Peggy
MacIntyre of Avon Park.
The groom is the son of
Roger and Joann Beaulieu
of Biddeford, Maine.


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Engagement

Tampa and Sharon Kane of
Sebring. The groom-to-be is
the son of Jaime and Nora
Ruelas of Houston.
The couple is planning a
December 2009 wedding. :


Brooke Burley and Mason Allen

Allen-Burley Engagement


Brooke Burley and
Mason Scott Allen are
engaged to be married.
The bride-elect is a resi-
dent of Sebring and is the
daughter of Lisa Burley of
Sebring and the late Bruce
Burley.
The groom-elect is a res-
ident of Lake Placid and is
the son of Bill and Barbara


Allen of Lake Placid.
The bride-elect graduat-
ed from Sebring High
School and is employed at
Highlands County Clerk of
Courts.
The groom-elect graduat-
ed from Lake Placid High
School and is self-
employed as a welder.









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