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Church cafe causes


a constitutional


conundrum in AP


'It goes against the
Constitution ... and
you cannot afford the
lawsuit to fight this.'

JERRY BUHR
city attorney, to the council
during Monday's meeting


News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Union Congregational Church pastor Bill Breylinger, enjoying lunch at the church's Solid Grounds cafe on
Friday, says that his church doesn't want to be at odds with the city of Avon Park over the restaurant,
which has sparked a zoning debate.

City currently bans churches in commercial zones


By ED BALDRIDGE
ed.baldridge@newssun.com
AVON PARK At.its most
recent meeting, the Avon Park
City Council decided to extend the
debate of allo ing churches in
commercial districts within the
city limits, giving the Planning
and Zoning Board an opportunity
to hear recent information.
Planning and Zoning voted
against changing the city's land
use plan at its last meeting to
allow what is being termed "store-
front churches," but new informa-
tion from City Attorney Jerry
Buhr may convince them to do
otherwise.
"According to case law, it is
unconstitutional to prohibit a


'I had no idea that this
would start such a
debate. ... We don't
want that. We ititfnto '
partner with the city to
renovate the
downtown.'

BILL BREYLINGER
Union Congregational Church
pastor
church the 'opportunity to be in
any commercial district." Buhr
said.
,The debate arose a couple of
months ago when members of
Union Congregational Church,


were informed that their meetings
place, Solid Grounds, was consid-
ered a restaurant because it served
food to the public.
Church officials asserted that
the new establishment was not
commercial in nature, but aimed
at providing a Christian-oriented
service to those working and visit-
ing.
Florida Regional Planning
Commission's Jennifer Codo-
Salisbury and Buhr told council
then that the church fell under
land development regulations of
being a restaurant type, and thus
was prohibited in residential zon-
ing.

Continued on page 3A


All ages show up for Lake Placid Relay


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID Young and
old are affected by cancer, and
both demographics showed up for
Lake Placid's Relay for Life in
strong numbers,
"There are a lot of' stories out
here," said Rhonda Schrenks of
Oviedo, who lost her mother to
cancer three months ago.
SSchrenks was there with her sis-
ter, Lake Placid Elementary tech-
nology resource teacher Melinda
Luce, and her father, Buck Blair,
81 of Wauchula.:
"It's my public enemy number
one," Blair said about cancer.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in
her late 50's, the woman they
loved was a 20-year survivor of
breast cancer before she passed
away from another type of cancer
at age 78, Luce said.
They were there at the event to
remember her.
"When mom died we said 'let's
jump on it'," Schrenks said.
She recalled her mother as a
woman who just "kept going and
going."
"Her death caught us by sur-


News-Sun photo by TREY CHRISTY
Melinda Luce, a teacher at Lake Country Elementary, shows off her
unicycle skills during Friday night's Relay for Life in Lake Placid.


prise," she said. "She would
always say 'There's more impor-
tant things to talk about than my
illness.'"
The three were having fun dur-
ing the early part of the event and
Luce brought out her unicycle and
pushed her dad, who is in a wheel-
chair, around the track.
"We've got him rolling around
here with us," Luce said, laughing.


Her coworkers from LPE
showed up in droves, with 10 or 15
teachers and even more friends
and husbands expected to be there
, through the night.
Third year teacher Stephanie
Wyse said the weather for the
event was much nicer than last,
year, when it rained and. was wet
for most of the night.
Continued on page 3A


Suspect in

April 20

murder

apprehended

in Virginia

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
LAKE PLACID After tracking a
suspect through multiple states for the
past 10 days, an arrest has been made in
the murder of Sebring resident Jose
Cabrera-Cirino.
Cabrera's body was found in an unde-
veloped area of Sun 'N Lakes Lake
Placid on April 20.
As detectives fol-
lowed leads, Javier
Zamorano-Valdez, 22,
was identified as a possi-
ble suspect.
He is a Mexican citi-
zen in the country ille-I
gally and has a "pretty Valdez
extensive list" of aliases
in the master name index,.said Lt. Tim
Lethbridge of Investigations.
In articles published by the News-Sun
about Cabrera's death, officials asked for
any information about the 48-year-old
man's friends or acquaintances.
Through the investigation, Zamorano-
Valdez was determined to be a compan-
ion of.Cabrera's in the weeks immediate-
ly prior to the homicide, a'press release
stated.
Once the homicide investigation
began, it was immediately determined
that Cabrera's vehicle was missing.
Sheriffs Office detectives sent out a
nationwide bulletin to all law enforce-
ment agencies regarding the stolen vehi-
cle and it was located on April 26 in
Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Lead Detective Anthony McGann and
Detective Jamie Davidson with the
HCSO were sent to work with law
enforcement in Virginia when the infor-
Continued on page 3A



Former APPD

officer faces

new charges

Report alleges falsifying
document; extortion of $300
By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
AVON PARK Nearly five months
after his initial arrest for extortipn, for-
mer Avon Park police officer Alberto
Perez has been arrested on additional
charges.
Florida Department of
Law Enforcement
Resident'Agent In Charge
Yolanda Carbia said the
newest charges, one addi-
tional count of extortion
and one count of official
misconduct, are related to Perez
the original investigation.
In the probable cause report dated
April 30, FDLE special agent Vaden
Pollard describes an event where Perez
told a young Hispanic male that he could
avoid jail by giving him $300.
This is similar to the allegations Perez
was arrested for on Dec. 2, 2008, when
he reportedly asked for $200 from a
Hispanic male who ran a stop sign. The
traffic stop took place April 19,.2008.
"(Perez) told (the victim) the reason
for the traffic stop was because he did not
completely stop at a stop sign," the
Continued on page 3A


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News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
Robert Bagnall (left) waits his turn to sign a petition ask-
ing that library financial aid not be cut. David Marshall
holds his 16 month old daughter, Hannah, while he
signs the petition. Marshall, who is new to Highlands
County coming here directly from the army, was repre-
sentative of many of the patrons, expressing shock and
surprise. He also suggested the community pitch-in with
bake sales, for example, or other fund raising ideas.


Public libraries hard hit


By CHRISTOPHER
TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@
newssun.com
SEBRING Proposals
to eliminate State Aid to
Public Libraries funding
were approved by the
Transportation Economic
D e v e l o p men t
Appropriations committee
in Tallahassee on Friday
morning.
Representative Denise
Grimsley, in an e-mail
Friday afternoon, explained
that the appropriations
committee closed out the
funding after allotting $1
million in cultural grants,
and $200,000 is historic
grants to the state's library
consortium which pro-
vide training for library
. ,personnel, but no library
services.
Governor Charlie Christ
had allocated $23 million
,for library aid in his version
of the state budget.
However, said Jill
Chamberlain, communica-
,tions director for Larry
Cretful, Speaker of the
House, when thetime came
for the House and Senate to
reconcile their budget dif-
ferences in conference
committees, the committee
that handles library funding
was told by legislative
leadership it would have to
reduce spending by $20
million-plus.
"The only choices at that
point were 'school readi-
ness' programs which, if
cut, would cost Florida
more than $100 million in
federal stimulus dollars, or
the state aid to libraries.
The Legislature coordinat-
ed with the Secretary of
State's office since they are
over library resources and
we were told these funds
are 'supplemental', mean-
ing that were not essential
to the operations of the
libraries, but provide valu-
able supplementary fund-
ing. So, faced with tough
choices this year in our
efforts to balance the state
budget, the libraries lost
that funding," Churchill
wrote in an e-mail Friday
afternoon.
But in fact, said Mary
Myers, director of library
services for Highlands
County, the supplemental
aid provides for many of
the libraries most popular
and valuable services,
including public access
computers, and ironically,
many reading readiness
programs.
It means, she. added, the
Polaris Program, which
keeps the five counties of
the Heartland Library
Cooperative connected and
allows for access to a
greater number of titles,
would have to be shut
down.
Check-out would go
back to the old-fashioned
manual method. Fewer new
books and other materials


would be bought, reading
readiness programs would
be cut back, library hours
curtailed and some jobs be
at risk.
Worst, from some peo-
ple's stand point, the public
computers would go away
altogether.
"We'd go back to the
dark ages," Myers said,
fighting back tears, "right
at a time when people need..
us more than ever."
Time is now a problem
for those who support pub-
lic libraries.
The deadline for budget
changes was noon
Saturday, because the pro-
posed budget is supposed to
be printed on Monday.
Once that is done, commit-
tees may not make any
more changes. The
Legislature votes up or
down on the budget
Thursday.
That means the only way
funding for libraries can be
retrieved is through Crist's
intervention at the state
level, or county commis-
sions filling in the gap.
Myers said the loss
amounted to about 20 per-
cent of the Highlands
County library system's
annual budget, or about
$250,000.
"The county commission
will have to decide whether
it will use local funding to
make up some of the differ-
ence," she said. Given the
Continued on page 3A


Brush fire


near schools


was arson

Homeless veteran lost

almost everything in

3-acre blaze Monday
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
christopher.tuffley@newssun.com
SEBRING The Division of Forestry
has completed its investigation of the brush
fire that began in the lot at the corner of
Highlands Boulevard and Josephine Street
Monday afternoon, threatening private
homes before it was contained.
According to Melissa Yunas, spokesper-
son for the division, the fire was a case of
arson, most likely caused by "children get-
ting out of school," because
of its timing schools were
releasing students for the day
and its proximity to both
Sebring High School and
Fred Wild Elementary
School.
Over three acres were Marvin
affected by the blaze, which
was fed by the dried underbrush, and
cleared plant material that had been gath-
ered into large piles.
When fire fighters first arrived, Sebring
Fire Chief Brad Batz said, flames were 30
feet high.
One homeless man, a Vietnam-era veter-
an named George Marvin, was displaced by
the fire. He had staked a tent and was sleep-
ing in the lot at night.
Marvin, who sometimes works in a near-
by convenience store, was staying at a
friend's house at the time of the fire,
because, he said, his tent had been vandal-
ized the night before.
Monday, his friend, Ahmad Kahn,


News-Sun file photo
Monday's brush fire in Sebring was likely
caused by students leaving school, the
DOF has determined.
received a phone call telling about the fire.
Kahn woke Marvin and they both rushed
to the scene.
Marvin lost almost everything he owns to
the fire. Only his wallet and IDs survived
because he had carried, them with him.
Other important papers, like his birth cer-
tificate and veteran affairs paperwork had
been stored at Kahn's home. All his clothes,
however, were lost.
Marvin, who admits to being an alco-
holic, has been fighting inner demons for
many years, he said. Diagnosed a manic-
depressive, he has been off his medications.
Despite his struggles, or maybe because
of them, he is well liked and respected by
the people who know him as an honest man
who is not afraid to work hard.
Marvin, who served aboard the U.S.S.
Midway, CBA-41, from 1974-78 as a fire-
man, had completed four months of a resi-
dential detox program with the VA in
Orlando and was doing well last December,
when he became overconfident, he said, of
his ability to move back into the world and
quickly returned to old habits.
Chad Dubose, who lives in the
Kenilworth neighborhood, is one of the
people who'speaks up for Marvin.
"The poor guy," Dubose said. "He's the
nicest guy you ever met. I just don't know
how to help him, so I worry."
Marvin said he has found a job doing
yard work, and would keep trying to regain
his life.


Lincoln's legacy celebrated

during Law Day


By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING The 2009
Law Day awards ceremony
brought Chief Justice of the
Florida Supreme Court
Peggy Quince to Highlands:
County, where she told a
board room packed with
children and their families
that they can be anything.
"You can become the next
Abraham Lincoln; you can
become the next Barack
Obama; you can become the
next Chief Justice of the
Florida Supreme Court
because I'm getting old and
need to retire," she said,
which filled the room with
laughter.
Abraham Lincoln was the
central theme for the annual
poster and essay contest for
students in grades K
through 12.
While a broad topic,


"Celebrating Lincoln's life
- what is Lincoln's unique
legacy" was what students
were given as a template to
work with.
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Continued on page 3A


Man shot

during

robbery

By TREY CHRISTY
trey.christy@newssun.com
SEBRING A man was
shot outside his home on
Thurston Avenue shortly
before 9 p.m. Wednesday but
his injuries were not life
threatening.
After he was robbed, the
victim drove himself to
Highlands Regional Medical
Center.
Officials would not say
where on his body the victim
was shot or how extensive
his injuries were.
According to investigators
from the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office, the suspect
was hiding near the victim's
house when the victim pulled
into the driveway.
When the victim got out,
the suspect approached him
and demanded money,
according to Lt. Tim
Lethbridge of the HCSO
Criminal Investigations Unit.
The suspect is described as
a black male, about 5-foot-6,
weighing 175 pounds. He
was wearing a camouflage
shirt or jacket and his face
was concealed.
"The victim did not strug-
gle with the suspect but he
was shot and received non-
life threatening injuries
through the course of the
crime," Lethbridge said.
The suspect took off with
an undisclosed amount of
cash, fleeing north on
Thurston Avenue.
Investigators are. looking
into whether the suspect and
victim knew each other.
Anyone with information
on the crime or who saw
someone matching the
description are asked to con-
tact the HCSO Criminal
Investigations Unit at 402-
7250.
To remain anonymous and
eligible for a cash reward,
contact Crimestoppers at 1-
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Vihang Nakhate, a junior at Sebring High School, is
awarded first place in the Law Day Essay contest Friday
at the Highlands County Government Center board room.
With Nakhate are (from left) his mother Vishakha
Nakhate, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court
Peggy Quince, and Chief Judge of the 10th Judicial
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News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS
Union Congregational Church pastor Bill Breylinger talks to manager Karen Weeks during
Friday's lunch at Solid Grounds, the church's cafe that has sparked a zoning debate in
Avon Park.


Zoning for AP churches debated


Continued from page 1A
A city ordinance prohibit-
ing a church in a commercial'
district keep the church from
applying to change the zon-
ing for the church property.
Although Planning and
Zoning decided against
changing the rules, city staff
,put a proposed ordinance on
the agenda to allow churches
in a specific commercial
four (C-4) Zone, which
would solve everyone's
problems.
Buhr asserted that pro-
hibiting a church in any
commercial zone was uncon-
stitutional, and suggested
'that the city take a look at
including them in C-1
through C-4 zones.
"It goes against the.
Constitution, and in my
opinion you cannot exclude


them, and you cannot afford
the lawsuit to fight this,"
Buhr said.
When asked, Bill
Breylinger, pastor of Union
Congregational Church was
surprised this was turning
into a Constitutional issue.
"I had no idea that this
would start such a debate. I
have had calls from attor-
neys from different cities
and states saying they would
take our case for free on this
if it goes to court. We don't
want that. We want to part-
ner with the city to renovate
the downtown.
"This is not an' adversarial
position, but we have been
here as a church since before
the city existed, so I think
we were here before any
grandfather law took effect
or even existed," Breylinger
said.


"Most growing churches
have this 'third place' idea.
It is where people can hang
out. We are Christians, so we
also eat, that's what we do,"
Breylinger joked.
Tom Macklin, part of the
Planning and Zoning Board
in Avon Park suggested that
there could be possibly
"conditional" uses placed on
certain zoning areas.
"We made our motion to
leave everything in place as
it is before we had all the
information, but I am sure
we can come up with some-
thing for council to look at
during the next meeting,"
Macklin said.
Council directed Planning,
and Zoning to take another
look at the situation and to
come back by the next meet-
ing with a plan.


Relay for Life brings people back


Continued from page 1A

That couldn't dampen her
spirits, so she came out again
this year.
"I've got a lot of teacher
friends and personal friends,"
who have been affected by
cancer, she said.
1 Lake Placid Middle School
math teacher Jane Keyser is a
veteran of the event..
Not only has she been at
every Lake Placid Relay for
Life, her son was the hon-
orary chairperson the first


year.
Diagnosed with a rare form
of bone cancer very young,
her son Mikhael was only 4
and a half when one of his
legs was amputated.
Life has been moving fast
for the 25-year-old. cancer
survivor, who was a swimmer
at Lake Placid High School
and member of the 2004 par-
alympic team. Now he's
doing post-graduate work in
prosthetics and has a wed-
ding date set for June.
His mother calls the Relay


events "very important."
"A lot of the m9ney we
raise stays right here in the
community," she said.
Keyser's mother and sister
are also cancer survivors.
"It's one of those things,"
she said. "Everyone is affect-
ed by that diagnosis in some
way." V


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nation was uncovered.
"Our detectives received such outstand-
ing assistance and cooperation from the
Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office and
the Evidence Recovery Team of the
Richmond Virginia Federal Bureau of
Investigation's office, that within days, the
killer ... was identified and arrested on local
Virginia charges of grand theft auto," said
HCSO Sheriff Susan Benton in the press
release.
Zamorano-Valdez is now being held in
Virginia on a Highlands County warrant for
second degree homicide and grand theft.


There is a no bond on the warrant, which
will prohibit Zamorano-Valdez from being
released from jail in Virginia until arrange-
ments for his transfer to
Highlands County are
approved.
Benton praised the level
of professionalism of
HCSO staff in conducting
the investigation while
Cabrera coordinating the case and
jurisdictional issues
between states to successfully bring a sense
of closure to Cabrera's family and "a great
deal of comfort to our community."


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December probable cause
affidavit said. "(Perez) told
him ... just .give $200 and no
ticket."
Perez's most recent
charges also stem from a
separate incident in 2008.
"A new lead came in.and
we researched investigative
reports generated by
Alberto Perez," Carbia said.
"Some leads can't be sub-
stantiated but this one we
were able to follow through
with an arrest warrant. We
were able to locate individ-
uals able to give the sworn
testimony we needed."
The FDLE worked with
'the Avon Park Police
Department to corroborate
the charges, pulling a report
from an accident on Main
Street and South Lake
Avenue on June 28 when a
white van was rear-ended
by a truck.
"The man paid Perez
$300 so he wouldn't be
taken to jail," Carbia said.
Perez allegedly switched
the names of an uncle and


nephew on the accident
report to keep the nephew,
who had a suspended
license, out of jail.
"The officer gave (the
witness) his ticket book and
told him to go over to his
truck, put $300 in the back
of the ticket book, and bring
the ticket book back to
him," the report said.
The uncle had walked to
the scene when he was
called by his nephew after
the accident, and was not in
the truck when the accident
occurred.
"(The uncle) walked to
the crash scene because it
was close to his business,"
the report said.
The woman driving the
van testified that she
remembered the nephew as
the only occupant of the
vehicle at the time of the
accident, and saw the uncle
approaching the crash scene
later.
While the uncle was
speaking about the accident
with the officer, who he
later identified as Perez in a


photo lineup, he was asked
for his license.
When he asked Perez
why he wanted it, Perez
reportedly responded, "It
will help your nephew."
The uncle .agreed to give
the officer his license,
allegedly asking that his
information not be placed in
a report.
The uncle, nephew and
woman driving the van all
testified that the uncle was
not the driver and was not in
the vehicle when the crash
occurred.
Perez was charged with
extortion, a second degree
felony, and official miscon-
duct for allegedly "know-
ingly" falsifying an official
State of Florida crash
report.
Perez remains on unpaid
leave from his position with
the city due to the extortion
charges in December.
He was booked into the
Highlands County Jail on
April 30, and was released
two'and a half hours later on
$6,000 bond.


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This was good for Vihang
Nakhate, winner of the 9-
12th 'grade essay competi-
tion, who just might be the
next Lincoln, Obama, or
Quince. First the Sebring
High Junior needs to narrow
it down. He said he's unsure
of exactly what he wants to
Pursue in college.
"I'm trying to get exposed
to as much as I can," he said
'about taking Advanced
Placement classes in a vari-
ety of subjects.
He said the broad contest
topic gave him the ability to
come up with the winning
essay.
"I tend to do better without
,strict rules," he said. "I took
a lot of liberty."
His AP government class,
taught by Sebring High
teacher Julie Giordano,
helped him a lot.
"I got a lot out of that
class," he said.
Other students must have
too, as Molly Gossett, who
took second in the essay
competition, and Christian
Perilla, who took third, were
all Giordano's students.
Nakhate said Lincoln did
many things, but his essay
focused on what he did to
push the country towards


progress and success.
"He didn't compromise the
nation's founding principals
in preserving the union," he
said.
Taking first place in the
poster contest for high school
students was Silvia Monroy,
a Lake Placid High School
senior whose idea was time-
ly.
"One day I was driving my
mother to work when I heard
they discovered (an inscrip-
tion inside) Lincoln's
watch," she said.
A museum found the
inscription in March of this
year that stated the date the
confederacy attacked Fort
Sumter, signaling the start of
the Civil War.
Although never known by
Lincoln, the watchmaker
inscribed the, message on
April of 1861 inside his
watch and the message
remained hidden until
opened by the museum.
Monroy used her talents to
draw the watch bursting out
of an American flag in the
background, with a drawing
of Lincoln in the foreground.
She will start at the
University of South Florida
this summer and plans on
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current economic situation,
she doesn't think it will.
Myers urges people who
care to call or e-mail the gov-
ernor's office and ask for his
help. The telephone number
is (850) 488-7146; the e-mail


address is Charlie.Crist@
MyFlorida.com.
She also recommends con-
tacting the county commis-
sion and asking for its sup-
port. Michael Wright, county
administrator, may be
reached at 402-6517.


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It comes to no surprise to
some long-time readers of
this column that I'm less
than impressed with the net-
work and cable news people.
Their recent behavior has
caused me to think even less
of them than I usually do,
and that's saying something.
What is my problem with
them this time? It's not just
the fact that a number of
news stations seem bound
and determined to marginal-
ize those of us who don't
agree with every last thing
President Obama says or
does. I can usually tolerate
that with some amusement
and comments made to my
television set.
No, I am ticked off
because once again, the
media, that group of people
who vow to keep us
informed whether we want
to be or not, has latched onto
news about the swine flu
with all the fervor of a direc-
tor filming a disaster movie.
Before we go further, I
need to tell you that friend
Tina says we should be
referring to it as "H1N1"
instead of as "swine flu" and
claims she has Google to
back her up. I say if I call it
that no one will know what
I'm talking about so I'm
doing it my way. So there.
Don't get me wrong. I
realize that swine flu isn't
something to take lightly.
It's a bad illness. Some peo-
ple have died from it. If it
spread, it could harm a lot of
people. I get that.
But the television news
has been spending the last
few days pounding the point
over and over again that this
is a bad thing. This could
kill you! You, sitting in front
of the TV set drinking your
coffee. If you don't listen to
that television station every
minute you will miss the one
fact that could spare you and
might as well make out your
will.
And in case you did turn
off the television for a
moment maybe because,
gee, you have something


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Laura Ware


called a life they repeat it
all over again. Doom.
Gloom. Everyone is going to
die.
To top it off, when people
spend their time listening to
this and start to panic, the
media acts surprised and
treats it like a big news
story. Why do they think
people are freaking out?
Part of the difficulty, of
course, is the fact that we
have news channels that run
24/7. So they have to have
something to fill in all that
time. And the something
can't be flowers and fluffy
bunnies, because for some
reason good news doesn't
bring in viewers.
So they have to find the
bad stuff. The scary stuff.
There's an old saying in
news: "If it bleeds it leads."
People seem far more inter-
ested in disaster than hearing
the good stuff.
It's like negative cam-
paign ads. We decry them,
condemn them, blast the
people who use them but
they keep getting made
because they work. The
whole unending diet of
doom and gloom on televi-
sion news drives me and oth-
ers but when they do it,
the viewership goes up.
I'm not sure what that
says about us, the viewers.
As for me, I refuse to
panic about the swine flu.
I'll wash my hands a lot;
that's common sense. I'll do
what my doctors tell me -
both the one I live with and
the one I go see for my med-
ical care.
But I refuse to panic just
because the media thinks it
makes great news. It doesn't
help.-Maybe that's a little
mord important than ratings?

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


Town Hall meetings help
get message out
Editor:
On behalf of Drug Free
Highlands and Lake Placid Mayor
Tom Katsanis, we would like to
express our deep gratitude and
appreciation to the many people
and teens who contributed to our
town hall meeting on April 17.
While we hoped for a larger audi-
ence, we were pleased with the 75
attendees. The comments and eval-
uations turned in after the program
indicated the message was clear
and well received. The event was
video-taped by the Lake Placid stu-
dents and will be available on our
Web site at a later date:
www.drugfreehighlands.org.
We are grateful to the News-Sun
for its news coverage of all of our
events. If you missed this informa-
tive "Be the Wall" town hall meet-
ing, we will have our last one in
Avon Park on May 21. The doors
will open at 6 p.m. and our spot-
light will be on the positive solu-
tions.
Our appreciation is extended to
Lake Placid students Ansley
Stewart, Ali Baker and Isaiah
Williams, who provided a pre-
meeting skit, Which was thought-
provoking about the temptations of
students drinking. The Lake Placid
High School ROTC officially
opened the meeting with the
Presentation of Colors and pledge,
followed with an opening prayer
by Ansley Stewart, LPHS junior
and DARE Role Model. Members
of the LPHS Student Government
Association and SADD Chapter
provided a tremendous amount of
assistance to help the program run


smoothly.
Also adding to the meeting with
a display where members of the
after school program run by the
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance, Go Girls (Giving Our
Girls Inspiration and Resources for
Lasting Self- Esteerh) and their
founder, Susan Chrisman, R.N.
Visit their Web site for more infor-
mation: www.gogirlsfl.org. Sherry
Harter, R.N., from the School
Board of Highlands County and on
the board of directors for Drug
Free Highlands, provided a display
and pamphlets for parents and stu-
dents with educational materials.
"Be the Wall" materials were also
provided and on display. Highlands
County Sheriff's School Resource
Officers Sgt. John Barcinas and
Deputy Tom Ouverson were also
present to provide support.
We are most grateful to John
Varady, Alcohol Abuse Reduction
Grant coordinator, Heartland
Educational Consortium, who
served as the moderator and was
on the planning committee; and for
the panelists as they provided a
united theme and were most effec-
tive at relaying the message about
the dangers of under age drinking;
Chief Phil Williams, Lake Placid
Police Department; Assistant Siate
Attorney Heather White Beato: Dr,
Charles Nelson, Tri-County Human
Services, serving as a counselor for
the Jail Alternative to Substance
Abuse in the Highlands County
Jail; Karen Hine, Christian educa-
tion director, First Presbyterian
Church; and Miss Highlands
County Stephany Johnson, also a
DARE Role Model, Sheriff Susan
Benton provided the wrap up and


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gave an update on legislation that
has been introduced to strengthen
the laws concerning underage
drinking.
A lot of behind-the-scenes activ-
ities and contributions were most
appreciated and provided by Dr.
Melissa Sohn, LPHS English
teacher and Student Government
advisor; Amanda Dixon, president
of the Student Government
Association; LPHS Principal
Michael Haley; Jennifer Goodwin
and Jon Million, resource teachers
under the Alcohol Abuse Reduction
Program, from Heartland
Educational Consortium; School
Resource Officer Ross Porter; and
Jose Ibanez, Ibanez Nursery.
Finally, we want to recognize
and thank Bates Sons and
Daughters Inc., corporate sponsors
for the event.
Debbie Lees
Sebring
Substance Abuse Response
Guide coordinator

Bring silence back
to the libraries
Editor:
Whatever ever happened to quiet
in the public libraries? It used to be
that people would whisper when
they came into the library. There
used to be big signs on the walls of
libraries denoting that this was a
place where one would find some
modicum of "silence."
I must tell you that in almost
every library I go into these days,
not only many of the patrons, but
most of the staff as well, show lit-
tle respect for others by keeping
their voices down. Every time I am
in a library, especially the public


library in Avon Park, I can't tell
you how distracting and annoying
it is when people come into the
library to drop off or pick up a
book or a movie and the person
and even the staff make no effort
whatsoever to talk softly or whis-
per and sometimes talk, laugh and
joke around at the top of their
l9ngs.
And then there are cell phones
ringing all the time and people sit-
ting at the computers talking on
their cell phones with absolutely
no effort to muffle their voices. All
this is going on when one is trying
to read or write or. concentrate or
whatever one is doing.
What has happened to common
courtesy and consideration in
America today? I appeal to all you
librarians out there, please post
"Quiet" or "'Silence" signs and
"'Please turn off cell phones and
use them outside" and, then when
someone is too loud, you can put
your finger over your mouth and
point to the sign. I think they
would get the message.
Jay Stephen
Avon Park

Memorial Day flags
should be in honorable
condition
Editor:
Memorial Day is just around the
corner and as we prepare for some
time off work, family and pro-
grams, let us all take the time to
look at "our flags." As I am travel-
ing all over the state this year I
find myself, as I have always done,
checking out flag condition. I feel
very strongly that there is no better


way to show your true patriotic
American spirit than by flying a
flag that you can be proud of.
I got to thinking the other day
when I saw a torn, faded and tat-
tered flag flying at a Sebring busi-
ness, "That poor flag, he must be
sad that no one cares enough to
retire him properly, I wonder what
he would say if he could speak?" I
think it would go something like
this:
"I am your country's flag. I was
proud to serve you but now I am
worn and tired. Please repair me,
and/or replace me with a strong
new flag of which you can be
proud. Please take me to your local
American Legion Post, so that they
may dispose of me with honor and
dignity. Thank you for being a
.patriotic American."
Just the other day a man called
our Legion Post 69 in Avon Park
asking if we sold American flags
that were made in the United States
of America. He like many others
was tired of seeing made in Japan
or China on his American flag. I
proudly told him that our
Commander George Christie had
just gotten more flags in for distri-
bution and yes they were made in
the good old U.S.A. They are $23
and we have them while supplies
last. We also will hold a Memorial
Day program with flag disposal, so
you can drop them off at the Post.
Please take a few minutes and
check your flag or take the time to
fly one. If America ever needed
our support and enthusiasm it is
now. God bless America.
Darlene Watkin
District 8 American Legion
Auxiliary President


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The News-Sun would like to remind
the readers that the names listed below
reflect those who have been charged
with a crime, but they are all innocent
until proven guilty by a court of law. If
anyone listed here is acquitted or has
charges dropped, they can bring in
proof of such decision or mall a copy to
the paper and the News-Sun will be
happy to report that information. The
News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South,
Sebring, FL 33870.
The following people were booked
into the Highlands County Jail on April
25:
* Lenyn Rublo Gonzalez, 24, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, causing bodily harm.
* Michael A.J. Gonzalez, 20, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike; and
battery, touch or strike.
* Sebastian Hernandez, 23, of
Frostproof, awaiting trial for possession


of marijuana, not more than 20 grams.
* Rafael Armando Herrera, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use; and
possession of cocaine.
* Kendor Sarh Hewling. 34, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for' disorderly
conduct.
* Robert Allan Hicks, 20, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for possession of
marijuana, not more than 20 grams.
* Kynsha Lavon Kelly, 21, of Avon


Park, awaiting trial for larceny, petit,
first offense.
4 Larry William Langman, 19, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for possession of
marijuana, not more than 20 grams;
and possession of narcotic equipment
and/or use.
* Wallace Legree, 35, of Lake Placid,
awaiting trial for two counts of with-
holding support, non-support of chil-
dren or spouse.
* Corey Torrell Lewis, 27, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for withholding sup-
port, non-support of children or
spouse.
4 Evera Faye Mack, 52, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for domestic violence,
cruelty toward child, act that could
result in physical or mental injury; and
domestic violence, aggravated assault
with deadly weapon without intent to
kill.
* Randy Mathis, 21, of Sebring, await-
ing trial for domestic violence or bat-
tery, touch or strike.


* Santos Mendez, 39, of Sebring,
awaiting trial for aggravated assault
with deadly weapon without Intent to
kill; and burglary of dwelling, structure
or conveyance.
* Dallas Andrew Neff, 27, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs, first
offense; and refusing to submit to DUI
test after license suspended.
* Ralph Gordon Oakley, 47, of
Sebring, was charged with probation
violation, misdemeanor warrant for vio-
lating injunction protection against
domestic violence.
* Petronilo Severiano Palacios, 25, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for aggravated
assault with deadly weapon without
intent to kill.
* Ellen Diane Pickett, 26, of Sebring,
awaiting trial, warrant, failure to appear
for knowingly driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, first offense; felony
warrant for possession of cocaine; and
felony warrant for impersonating law


enforcement officer.
* Patrick Shea Robinette, 23, of
Sebring, awaiting trial for operating
motor vehicle without valid license.
* Jonathan Rodriguez, 27, of
Pembroke Pines, awaiting trial for dis-
orderly conduct.
+ Sean Marvel Santos, 35, of Lake
Placid, awaiting trial for domestic vio-
lence or battery, touch or strike.
The following people were booked
into jail on April 25:
* Alfredo DeJesus Barahona, 50, of
Sebring, awaiting, trial for trespassing,
failure to leave property upon order of
owner; and possession of cocaine.
* Cele Pete Carmona, 20, of Sebring,
was charged on a Polk County warrant
for dealing in stolen property; and Polk
County warrant for false verification of
ownership to pawnbroker.
* Jimmy Lamar Ford, 19, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for battery, touch or
strike.


* Teresa Ann Godfrey, 40, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for withholding sup-
port, non-support of children or
spouse.
* Kelly Joann Meredith, 34, of Avon
Park. awaiting trial for driving while
license suspended, third or subsequent
offense.
* Timoteo Lexva Montiel, 26, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for operating motor
vehicle without valid license; driving
under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
first offense; and Polk County warrant,
failure to appear for no valid driver
license.
* Terry Wayne. Moody, 52, of Lorida,
awaiting trial for driving while license.
suspended, first offense.
* Quinton L'Darius Myers, 21, of Avon
Park, awaiting trial for possession of
narcotic equipment and/or use; and
possession of marijuana with intent to
sell, manufacture or deliver within
1,000 feet of place of worship or busi-
ness.


OBITUARIES


Jay Amann
Jay Richard Amann, 24, of
Sebring died Apnil 30, 2009.
Born in Winter Park, he had
been a resident of Sebring
since 1995. He was a land-
scaper and of the Christian
faith.
He is survived by his
father and stepmother, Jay C.
and Teressa Amann; grandfa-
ther, Robert Amann; grand-
mother, Kathy Turner; step-
grandmother, .Joyce Heiney:
stepbrothers, Jason Gonzales
and Phillip Gonzales; and
stepsister, April Gonzales.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
Cremation arrangements
have been entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home, Sebring.

Marguerite
McFadden
Marguerite McFadden. 84,
of Lake Placid died April 28,
2009. Born in New York, she
moved to Lake Placid in
1989. She was the office
supervisor of Gordon Davis
Linen Supply Inc. in
Philadelphia was a volunteer
at the Florida Highway Patrol
Barracks on U.S. 27 in Lake
Placid. She was also a mem-
ber of the Women of Saint
James Catholic Church.
She is survived by her


daughter, Mary Alice
Schonberger, and a grandson.
A memorial Mass will be
11 a.m. Monday at Saint
James Catholic Church in
Lake Placid with Father
Michael Cannon celebrating.
The family suggests dona-
tions in her memory be made
to Saint Vincent DePaul
Society. Arrangements
entrusted to Scott Funeral
Home, Lake Placid.

Susanne R. Merino
Susanne R. Merino, 68, of
Lake. Placid died April 30,
2009. Born in Bayside, N.Y.,
she moved to Lake Placid 10
years ago. She was a
Christian by faith.
She is survived by her lov-
ing husband of 31 years,
Chet; daughter, Kym
Hessing; son., Ronald
Faberman: brother. Rudolph
Huben Jr.; and six grandchil-
dren.
A service celebrating her
life was held May 2 at the
Florida's First Assembly of
God in Wauchula with Pastor
Bob Lecocq celebrating. A
gathering for family and
friends will follow the servic-
es in the church fellowship
hall. Graveside services will
be 9:30 a.m. Monday at the
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake
Placid. The family suggest


donations be made in her
memory to the Florida's First
Assembly of God Youth
Fund, PO Box 1658,
Wauchula, FL 33873-1658.
Arrangements entrusted to
the Scott Funeral Home,
Lake Placid.

Vicki Motter
Vicki E. Motter, 56, of
Sebring, died May 1, 2009.
She was a disabled paralegal.
She is survived by her
daughter, Kristin Motter, and
one grandchild.
A private memorial service
will be held at a later date.
Dowden Funeral Home,
Sebring, is in charge of local
arrangements.

Gertrude Nussman
Gertrude "Trudy" A.
Nussman, 85, of Sebring died
April 30, 2009. Born in
Summerville, Mass., she
moved to Sebring 26 years
ago. She was an accountant.
She is survived by her lov-
ing husband, Everett V.
Funeral service was at 2
p.m. Monday at Dowden
Funeral Home, Sebring, with
James Bauer officiating. The
family will receive friends
from 1:30 p.m. until service
time. Burial will be in
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell.


COMMUNITY BRIEFS


APHS School Chorus
performs Spring
Concert on Tuesday
AVON PARK The Avon
Park High School Chorus
will perform its Spring
Concert on Tuesday at First
Baptist Church of Avon
Park, 100 N. Lake Ave.
The 64-member chorus is
fresh off a state-level com-
petition and in February
earned the highest score at
the district level possible, a
superior.
Choral Director Joy
Loomis wishes to welcome
the community to enjoy this
free event. Donations will be
accepted.
Members of the advanced
choir, concert choir and
women's choir will perform
selections from the state
competition, pop songs, and
use the evening to say good-
bye to 18 graduating seniors.

Highlands Singles
Club to meet
SEBRING The
Highlands Singles Club will
have a meet-and-greet at 2
p.m. today at Veteran's
Beach.
The group is open to all,
singles 60 and over.


There are no dues. Those
coming should bring a bev-
erage. The group will serve
hot dogs and baked beans.
For more information, call
453-7636, 382-2491 or 471-
0860.

Southern Starz play
at Moose lodge
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Moose 2374
will host the following
events:
Today Music by
Southern Starz from 3:30-
7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 4 Loyal
Order of the Moose officers
meet at 7:30 p.m.


For details, call 465-0131.

Ladies Auxiliary
meets Tuesday
LAKE PLACID The
Veterans of Foreign Wars
3880 Ladies Auxiliary will
meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
For details, call 699-5444.

Bio-terrorism
seminar is Tuesday
LAKE PLACID The
Lake Placid Memorial
Library will host a Bio-
Terrorism Seminar from 4-5'
p.m. Tuesday.
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3705.


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BUSINESS


2010 Camaro

premiere,

charity auction

set for Sebring
Specail to the News-Sun
, SEBRING The Alan Jay Automotive
Network will introduce the new 2010
Chevrolet Camaro at a community-wide
"Block Party" and auction on the historic
Circle in downtown Sebring on
Wednesday.
The event will kick off at 5 p.m., with
complimentary food and beverages provid-
ed for the public, free giveaways a live
radio remote broadcast and much more.
Two brand-new 2010 Camaro sports cars
will arrive on the Circle at 6 p.m., with a
full introduction and vehicle demonstration
given at 6:30 p.m.
At 7 p.m., both Camaros will be auc-
*tioned to the general public, with some of
the proceeds going to benefit Highlands
County charities. The winning bidder will
be able to select which charity from a list
provided will receive the auction pro-
ceeds.
"This is a very exciting car, and we
thought it would be only fitting if we intro-
duced the car to the public at a downtown
event," stated Alan Jay Wildstein, presi-
dent of the Alan Jay Automotive Network.
Wildstein added, "It wasn't that many
'years ago that a new car premiere was a big
event, but that seems to have died down
over recent years. With all of the news
regarding the automotive industry lately, it


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The new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro will be introduced at a community-wide 'Block Party'
and auction on the historic Circle in downtown Sebring on Wednesday. The auction of
two of these cars is set for 7 p.m., but the event kicks off at 5 p.m.


seems like a perfect time to throw a party,
featuring one of the most familiar cars ever
made ... the Camaro."
While. the Camaro, became a popular
American .automotive icon back in the
1960s, the legend grew even larger during
the '70s and '80s. The all-new 2010 model
marks the long-awaited return of the quin-
tessential American muscle car to the
streets of America. The newest Camaro
offers two high-performance engines to
choose from; a booming 3.6 liter V-6
engine boasting 304 horse-power, and -
for the most demanding drivers a high-
performance 6.2 liter V-8 whose thunder-
ous 426 horses can easily implant a perma-
nent manic grin on any driver lucky
enough to climb behind the wheel.


The car is jam-packed with the latest
technological features both inside and out-
side the coupe, including an available six-
speed transmission, anti-lock brakes, trac-
tion control, anti-skid system, wireless cell
phone link, remote vehicle starter and
much, much more. In fact, the V-6 engine
delivers a whopping 29mpg on the high-
way, a truly amazing feat for such a power-
ful engine.
Interested bidders for one of the two
Camaros to be auctioned off at the pre-
miere event may pre-register at www.alan-
jay.com, or by calling Mark Faye at 402-
4210. Pre-registration is required for all
interested buyers. The event is being pre-
sented by both Alan Jay Chevrolet and
Plaza Chevrolet.


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starts Monday
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK The University of South Florida
Small Business Development Center of the
Heartland will start the next cycle of REAL Road
to Business Success class on Monday at the
Corporate and Continuing Education Center on the
SFCC Avon Park campus from 6-9 p.m.
The hands-on comprehensive course will run for
36 hours and will cover topic such as:
Indentifying and developing necessary busi-
ness skills
Searching and locating small business oppor-
tunities in the community
Preparing a business plan (including a mar-
keting plan and financial projections)
During each series local professionals such as
bankers, attorneys and CPAs ,participate in the
class as part of the Community Support Team,
sharing insights into the needs of} a new business
owner. Initial cost of the class is $100, with $90
refunded upon completion of the class.


Dell Realty merges
with Country Club
Realty of Sebring
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Kim Reed, Broker/Owner of
Country Club Realty of Sebring, announced that
Dell Realty has merged with her company.
"I am so glad Dawn Dell has come on board,
this is a great union!," Reed said.
Dawn Dell is now a Broker associate with
Country Club Realty of Sebring and brings with
her, dad Pat Dell (30 years experience in
Highlands County in real estate) and husband
Chris Gillilan (lifelong resident of Highlands
County). Dell was Heartland Associate of Realtors
"Realtor of the Year" in 2006-2007 and it seems
only fitting to join this elite group, Helen Ferry
Heartland Association of Realtors 2007-2008
"Rookie of the Year" and Broker/Owner Kim Reed
Heartland Association of Realtors 2008-2009
"Realtor of the Year."
Dell said, "When I decided I wanted to join
another brokerage I really wanted to be a part of a
group who held the same values and ethics as I did
and to me it was a no brainer. Kim Reed is an
excellent Broker and I am truly excited."
Dell can be reached at the Country Club of
Sebring office at 4800 Haw Branch Road in
Sebring or on her cell at 381-0400:


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Swine flu: What you need to know


Q: What is swine flu?
A: Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory
disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus-
es that cause regular outbreaks in pigs. People do
not normally get swine flu, but human infections
can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been
reported to spread from person-to-person, but in
the past, this transmission was limited and not
sustained beyond three people.
Q: Are there human infections with swine
flu In the United States?
A: In late March and early April, cases of
human infection with swine influenza A (H1N1)
viruses were first reported ini Southern California
and near San Antonio, Texas. Other U.S. states
have reported cases of swine flu infection in
humans and cases have been reported internation-
ally as well. An updated case count of confirmed
swine flu infections in the United States is kept at
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/investigation.htm.
CDC anr local and state health agencies are
working'together to investigate this situation.
Q: Is this swine flu virus contagious?
A: CDC has determined this swine influenza
A (HIN1) virus is contagious and is spreading
from human to human. However, at this time, it
not known how easily the virus spreads between
people.
Q: What are the signs and symptoms of
swine flu in people?
A: The symptoms of swine flu in people are
similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and
include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches,
headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have
reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with
swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia
and respiratory failure) and deaths have been
reported with swine flu infection in people. Like
seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of
underlying chronic medical conditions.
Q: How does swine flu spread?
A: Spread of this swine influenza A (H 1N1)
virus is thought to be happening in the same way
that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread
mainly from person to person through coughing
or sneezing of people with influetiza. Sometimes
people may become infected by touching some-
thing with flu viruses on it and then touching
their mouth or nose.
Q: How-can someone with the flu infect
someone else?
A: Infected people may be able to infect oth-
ers beginning one day before symptoms develop
and up to seven or more days' after becoming
sick. That means you may be able to pass on the
flu to someone else before you know you are
sick, as well as while you are sick.
Q: What should I do to keep from getting
the flu?
A:-First and most important: Wash your
hands. Try to stay in good general health. Get
plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage
your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutri-
tious food. Try not to touch surfaces that may be
contaminated with the flu virus. Avoid close con-
tact with people who are sick.
Q: Are there medicines to treat swine flu?
A: Yes. CDC recommends the use of
oseltamivir or zanamivi r the treatment and/or
prevention of infection with these swine influen-
za viruses. Antiviral drugs are prescription medi-
cines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) that fight against
the flu by keeping flu viruses from reproducing
in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can
make your illness milder and make you feel bet-
ter faster. They may also prevent serious flu com-
plications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work
best if started soon after getting sick (within two
days of symptoms).


Answers to common questions

about the respiratory disease

he. rapid spread of swine flu is making headlines throughout the world.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
have declared a public health emergency and are freeing up antiviral
medication to help fight the disease. The CDC also is stepping up public
awareness, testing and surveillance in an effort to stop its spread. .
The World Health Organization said the new swine flu strain has "pandemic
potential." A flu pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges, people
have little or no immunity to it, and there's no vaccine for it.
The headlines have left many wondering what, exactly, the swine flu is and
what they can do to prevent it. The CDC provides the following answers to
common swine flu questions. McClatchy-Tribune


0: What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
A: There is no vaccine available right nowt to protect against sw ine flu. There are every-
day actions that can help present the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like
influenza. Take these everda\ steps to protect .sour health:


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a tissue when Nou cough or sneeze
Throw the tissue in the trash after
you use it

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and water. especially after Nou
cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based
hand cleaners are also effective.


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nose or mouth. Germs spread
this \way.

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If Nou get sick with influenza. CDC recommends you stay home from \\ork or school
and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.


Q: How long can an infected person
spread swine flu to others?
A: People with swine influenza virus infec-
tions should be considered potentially contagious
as long as they are symptomatic and for up to
seven days following illness onset. Children,
especially younger children, might potentially be
contagious for longer periods. .
Q: What surfaces are most likely to be
sources of contamination?
A: Germs can be spread when a person touch-
es something that is contaminated with germs
and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.
Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected


person move through the air. Germs can be
spread when a person touches respiratory
droplets from another person on a surface like a
desk and then touches their own eyes, mouth or
nose before washing their hands.
Q: How long can viruses live outside the
body?
A: We know some viruses and bacteria can
live two hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria
tables, doorknobs and desks. Frequent hand-
washing will help you reduce the chance of get-
ting contamination from these common surfaces.
Q: What is the best way to keep from


spreading the virus through coughing or
sneezing?
A: If you are sick, limit your contact with
other people as much as possible. Do not go to
work or school if ill. Cover your mouth and nost
with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may
prevent those around you from getting sick. Put
your used tissue in the waste basket. Cover your
cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue.
Then, clean your hands, and do so every time,
you cough or sneeze.
Q: What is the best technique for washin
my hands to avoid getting the flu?
A: Washing your hands often will help protect
you from germs. Wash with soap and water, or
clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner. The CDC
recommends that when you wash your hands -
with soap and warm water that you wash for
15 to 20 seconds. When soap and water are not
available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes
or gel sanitizers may be used.
Q: What should I do if I get sick?
A: If you live in areas where swine influenza
cases have been identified and become ill with
influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body
aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting
or diarrhea, you may want to contact your health
care provider, particularly if you are worried
about your symptoms. Your health care provider
will determine whether influenza testing or treat
ment is needed.
If you are sick, you should stay home and
avoid contact with other people as much as poss
ble to keep from spreading your illness to others
If you become ill and .experience.any of the
following warning signs, seek emergency med-
ical care.
In children, emergency warning signs that
need urgent medical attention include:
Fast breathing or trouble breathing
Bluish skin color
Not drinking enough fluids
Not waking up or not interacting
Being so irritable the child does not want t
be held
Flu-like symptoms improve but then returr
with fever and worse cough
Fever with a rash
In adults, emergency warning signs that need
urgent. medical attention include:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
M Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Sudden dizziness
Confusion
Severe or persistent vomiting
Q: How serious is swine flu infection?
A: Like seasonal flu, swine flu in humans cai
vary in severity from mild to severe. Between
2005 and January 2009, 12 human cases of swin
flu were detected in the United States with no
deaths occurring. However, swine flu infection
can be serious. In September 1988, a previously
healthy 32-year-old pregnant woman in
Wisconsin was hospitalized for pneumonia after
being infected with swine flu and died eight day
later. A swine flu outbreak in Fort Dix, N.J.,
occurred in 1976 caused more than 200 cases
with serious illness in several people and one
death.
Q: Can I get swine influenza from eating
or preparing pork?
A: No. Swine influenza viruses are not spread
by food. You cannot get swine influenza from
eating pork or pork products. Eating properly
handled and cooked pork products is safe.
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IN THE CIRCUIT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. GC 07-393
GENESIS CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff,
ANGEL LUIS LUGO and
ELBA IRIS CORTES de LUGO, his wife,.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: 1. ANGEL LUIS LUGO .
Calle.418 No. 005, 4TA Est. Country Club
Carolina, PR 00982
2. ELBA IRIS CORTES de LUGO
C. alle 418 No. 005, 4TA Est. Country Club
Carolina, PR 00982
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet'
title to the following property In Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 24, Block 108, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING UNIT 8, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page(s)
58, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on the plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address Is:
JOSEPH C. KEMPE, P.A.
BY: CHARLES R.L. WHITE, ESQ.
941 North Highway A1A
Jupiter, RFlorida 33477
on or before May 27, 2009 (no later than 30
days from the date of the first publication of
this notice), and file the original with the,Clerk
of this Court either before service on plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded In the complaint or petition.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Rorida
33870, telephone (863)402-6591, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
WITNESS, my hand and seal of this Court
at Sebring, Florida this 20th day of April,
2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of Circuit Court
.. .. ... .. BY; Is/- Kelly Vega
As Deputy Clerk
April 26; May 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. GC 07-394
GENESIS CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
CFD INCORPORATED, a Florida
Corporation,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: J.T. COLUNS, Registered Agent for
CFD INCORPORATED
4004 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard
P.O. Box 3388
Sebring, Florida 33871
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title to the following property In Highlands
County, Florida:
PARCEL A
Lot 1, Block 98, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF
SEBRING UNIT 8, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page(s)
58, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
PARCEL
Lot 5, Block 110, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING UNIT 8, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page(s)
58, Public Records of Highlands .County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on the plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address Is:
JOSEPH C. KEMPE, P.A.
BY: CHARLES R.L. WHITE, ESQ.
941 North Highway A1A
Jupiter, Florida 33477
on or before May 27, 2009 (no later than 30
days from the date of the first publication of
this notice), and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded In the complaint or petition.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, telephone (863)402-6591, not. later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via RFlorida Relay
Service.
WITNESS, my hand and seal of this Court
at Sebring, FlRodrida this 20th day of April,
2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY; Is/ KellyVega
As Deputy Clerk
April 26; May 3,2009
SIN THE CIRCUIT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-000395-GCS
GENESIS CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.
G.H. CRAWFORD FINANCIAL
SERVICES, INC., a Florida
Corporation,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION


To: Vincent T. Sammarco, Registered Agent
G.H. Crawford Financing Services, Inc.
9141 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title to the following property In Highlands


1050 -Lega
County, Florida:
Lot 27, Block 102, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING UNIT 8, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page(s)
58, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on the plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address is:
JOSEPH C. KEMPE, P.A.
BY: CHARLES R.L. WHITE, ESQ.
941 North Highway A1A
Jupiter, Florida 33477
on or before May 27, 2009 (no later than 30
days from the date of the first publication of
this notice), and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately thereafter;,otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded In the complaint or petition.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a, special accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, telephone (863)402-6591, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
WITNESS, my hand and seal of this Court
at Sebring, Florida this 20th' day of April,
2009. *
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY; ,/s/ Kelly Vega
As Deputy Clerk
April 26; May 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. GC 07-392
.GENESIS CUSTOM BUILDERS, INC.,
a Florida Corporation
Plaintiff,
vs.,
KERVIN TRANCOSO and
NORA TRANCOSO, his wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: KERVIN TRANCOSO
46 Heaslip Terrace
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1T, 1 W9
NORA TRANCOSO
46 Heaslip Terrace
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1T, 1 W9
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet
title to the following property In Highlands
County, Florida:
Lot 4, Block 110, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES
OF SEBRING UNIT 8, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 9, Page(s),
58, Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens--
es, if any, to it on the plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address Is: ,
JOSEPH C..KEMPE, P.A.
BY: CHARLES R.L. WHITE, ESQ.
941 North Highway A1A
Jupiter, Florida 33477
on or before May 27, 2009 (no later than 30
days from the date of the first publication of
this notice), and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on plaintiff's
attorney or'immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the're-
lief demanded in the complaint or petition.
-In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430
South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, telephone (863)402-6591, not later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service.
WITNESS, my hand and seal of this Court
at Sebring, Florida this 20th day of'April,
2009. "
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY; /s/ Kelly Vega
S As Deputy Clerk
*April 26; May 3,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-430 GCS
MID FLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
v.
ERIC J. EISNAUGLE; LINDA EISNAUGLE;
'TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose on the following real property in
Highlands County, Florida:
LOT 58, OF GOLF HAMMOCK, UNIT TWO,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 47,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you in the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands Coun-
ty, Florida, and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to the Com-
plaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 114
E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803, on or
before. May 29, 2009, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the Complaint.
DATE: APRIL 27,2009
BOB GERMAINE
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
Deputy Clerk
May 3,10, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
Case No: 28-2009-CA-000361
Division:
PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,


.vs-
ENID DEJESUS A/K/A ENID N. DEJESUS, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GERSON SANCHEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 342 FAIRFIELD
AVENUE


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LAKE PLACID, FL 33852
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN .
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEND-
ANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
HIGHLANDS County, Florida:
LOT 5, IN BLOCK 10, OF SUN 'N LAKES ES-
TATES SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, If
any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is 9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded In the complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks In the The
News- Sun.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 21st day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Sara Turnbull
As Deputy Clerk
May 3,10;2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 1OTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY: FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000518GCS
BRADFORD N. EMMER, TRUSTEE OF THE
EQUITYMAX, INC., PENSION PLAN
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
YVONNE RICHARDS; EXA ST. SURIN;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed April 13, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
08000518GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
Sebring, Rorida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder .for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 South Com-
merce Avenue in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on the 14th day of May, 2009 the follow-
ing described property as set forth In said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
TRACT 15 OF HARRIS'S SUN N LAKES
MOBILE ESTATES ACCORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9
PAGE 67 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS. OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH
A 1974 RVI MOBILE HOME ID #1104700474,
TITLE #11432919
Dated this 15th day of April, 2009.
Any person 'claiming an interest in the
surplus from, the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
By: s/, Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF BAKALAR
& TOPOUZIS, P.A.
ATTORNEY. FOR PLAINTIFF
450 N. PARK ROAD, SUITE 410
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021
(954) 965-9101
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate In this proceeding you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact the office of the Court
Administrator, HIGHLANDS County Court-
house, at 863-276-8100 within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) for hearing Impaired
or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
April 26; May 3,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000593
THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT,
INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-72
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-72
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
SHEBA, SABER & TEEKI, LLC OR THE
SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE THEREOF; MELANIE
F. SAM; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed April 13, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
28-2008-CA-000593 of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit In and for HIGH-
LANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of May,
2009 the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 823, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION D,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 14, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Is pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 14th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-56861 (CWF)
April 26; May 3,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-410GCS
CITIMORTGAGE, INC..
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
CHRISTOPHER WOODS; KARIN WOODS;;


ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN


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INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA, ON BEHALF OF THE
SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN
DEVELOPMENT; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed April 13, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
28-2008-CA-410GCS of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGH-
LANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE In SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of May,
2009 the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 10, IN BLOCK 10, OF ORANGE BLOS-
SOM ESTATES, UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
TOGETHER WITH A SBHGA1290500783A
AND SBHGA1290500783B.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Iis pen-
dens, must file a clairp within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 14th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-43400(FNM) .
April 26; May 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-559-GCS
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
JULIO MARQUEZ RODRIGUEZ; ANTONIA
CHASTUN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed April 13, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
2008-559-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
.MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of May, 2009 the
following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 10, LOT 11 AND LOT 14, IN BLOCK F,
TOWN OF AVON PARK, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
DESOTO COUNTY, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS
COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART, LYING IN
SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE
28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from th0 sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must.file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 14th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak.
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-45138(CMI)(FNM)
April 26; May 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 08000065GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE ASSET-BACKED
. CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
FRANCISCO JAVIER PALACINO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FRANCISCO JAVIER PALACINO,
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed April 13, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
08000065GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE In SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of May, 2009 the
following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 44, BLOCK 24, OF THE SEBRING
COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION ONE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the data of the Is pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 14th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.


ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
07-23202(ASCF)
April 26; May 3, 2009


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. PC 09-152
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD E. MUSSELMAN,
Deceased:
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DONALD E.
MUSSELMAN, deceased, whose date of death
was December 12, 2008, File Number PC 09-
152, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave-
nue. The names and addresses of the person-
al 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
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice has been served must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO.
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DESCEND-
ANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is: April 26, 2009.
Personal Representative:
DANNY L. MUSSELMAN
5507 Oak Bend Ave.
Sebring, FL 33872
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 308714
2141 Lakeview Drive
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-0346
April 26; May 5, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 07001147GCS
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS GSAMP TRUST 2005-
HE3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE3
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
JIMMY VINSAND; EILEEN VINSAND; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed April 13, 2009, entered in Civil Casd No.
07001147GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County,
SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY.
ROOM, BASEMENT at the, HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of May, 2009 the
following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 17, BLOCK 78, OF THE EIGHT ADDI--
TION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 14th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF AVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
.(954) 233-8000
07-18220(CWF)
April 26; May 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008 CA 001437
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE
REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF
RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2006-4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARCY J. NOWELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARCY J. NOWELL; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
(Published in the NEWS SUN)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment dated March 16,
2009, entered in Civil Case No.: 2008 CA
001437, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Flori-
da, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR
THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF REN-
AISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
2006-4, is Plaintiff, and MARCY J. NOWELL
AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A CURTIS
BOYCE are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at
11:00 a.m. In the Jury Assembly Room in the
basement of the Highlands County Court-
house, located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida, 33870 on the 21st day
of May, 2009 the following described real
property as set forth In said Final Summary
Judgment, to wit:
Lot 16, Block 82, Eighth Addition to the
Town of Sebring, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 3, of
the Public Records of Highlands County, Flori-


da.
This property is located at the street ad-
dress of: 460 Oak Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must file a
claim with the clerk no later than 60 days. after


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the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not
be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60
days, only the owner of record as of the date
of the lis pendens may claim the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court
on March 18, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
April 26; May 3, 2009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-696 CCS
JAHNA CONCRETE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADVANCED HOMEBUILDERS, INC.
,Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECWSURE SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with
the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed March 30, 2009, and entered in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida at 11:00
A.M. on the 29th of May, 2009, the following
described property:
2146 Hartman Road, Avon Park, Florida
(Strap #C-01-33-28-010-0000-8096 (also de-
scribed as Lots 8096 and 8097, Inclusive,
UNIT No. 25, AVON PARK LAKES, according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 23 of the Public Records of Highlands
County, Florida).
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS. PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated: April 13, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine
Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in the
proceeding should contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, not later than two days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771 or Voice, (V) 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service.
May 3,10,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-634 CCS
JAHNA CONCRETE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADVANCED HOMEBUILDERS, INC.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with
the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed March 30, 2009, and entered In,the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH' COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida at 11:00
A.M. on the 29th of.May, 2009, the following
described property:
Parcel #C-t4-37-29-150-1050-0030, Lot 3,
Block 105, of Placid Lakes Section Rfteen, ac-
cording to the plat thereof as recorded In Plat
Book 8, Page 17 of the Public Records of
Highlands County, Florida with an address of
248 Carole Road, Lake Placid, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated: -April 13, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine
Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in the
proceeding should contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, not later than two days prior.to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service.
May 3,10, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-695 CCS
JAHNA CONCRETE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADVANCED HOMEBUILDERS, INC.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with
the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed March 30, 2009, and entered In the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida at 11:00
A.M. on the 29th of May, 2009, the following
described property:
Parcel #C-01-33-28-010-0000-6465,
AVON PARK LAKES, Unit 20, Lots 6465 and
6466, according to the plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book 5, Page 15 of the Public Re-
cords of Highlands County, Florida with an ad-
dress of 2868 West Stryker Road, Avon Park,
Florida 33825.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated: April 13, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine
Clerk of Court
By: Is/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in the
proceeding should contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, not later than two days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service. M
May 3,10,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-697 CCS
JAHNA CONCRETE, INC.,
Plaintiff,


vs.
ADVANCED HOMEBUILDERS, INC.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, In accordance with
the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-


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ed March 30, 2009, and entered in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGHLANDS Coun-
ty Courthouse located at 430 SOUTH COM-
MERCE AVENUE in SEBRING, Florida at 11:00
A.M. on the 29th of May, 2009, the following
described property:
Parcel #C-01-33-28-010-0000-6462,
AVON PARK LAKES, Unit 20, Lots 6462 to
6464, INC, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 5, Page 15 of the Public
Records of Highlands County, Florida with an
address of 2878 West Stryker Road, Avon
Park, Florida 33825.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated: April 13, 2009.
Robert W. Germaine
Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation to participate in the
proceeding should contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebr-
ing, FL 33870, not later than two days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-
800-955-8771 or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Servicp.
May 3,10,2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOP HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CASE IO. 08000273GCS
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 21,
2009, and entered in Case, No. 08000273GCS
of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Highlands County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST BANK, is a Plaintiff and
CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CARLOS NARANJO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2; are the Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 430 S. Commerce Ave., Room 105,
Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on May 21,
2009, the following described property as set
forth In said Final Judgment, to wit:
Please see legal description attached
hereto
EXHIBIT "A"
A PORTION OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HIGHLANDS
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
THE NORTH HALF OF SAID SECTION 19;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES
50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE.
OF THE SAID NORTH HALF, A .DISTANCE
695.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES
50 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE
OF 37.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BONEY ROAD FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTIN-
UE NORTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 57
SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 1,306.49
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MI-
NUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
525.20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES
52 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 1,319.17 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE;-THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 50 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OP
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 524.55 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
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plus from the sale, if any, other than the' prop-
erty owner as of the date of the ils pendens
must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 22nd day of April, 2009.
Ben-Ezra & Katz, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653-2329
May 3,10, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001069
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF LXS 2005-
7N
PLAINTIFF
-VS-
DANIEL T. LEE; MAUREEN R. LEE; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
* HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed February 16, 2009, entered in Civil Case
No. 28-2008-CA-001069 of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit In and for HIGH-
LANDS County, SEBRING, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at the HIGH-
LANDS County Courthouse located at 430
SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE in SEBRING,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of May,
2009 the following described property as set
forth In said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK 51, PLACID LAKES, SEC-
TION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGH-
LANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an Interest In the
surplus from the sale, If any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lIs pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Dated this 17th day of February, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court-
By: Is/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 233-8000
08-84899CWF
May 3,10, 2009
INVITATION TO BID
School Board of Highlands County
Sebring, Florida
The School Board of Highlands County will
receive quotes in the School Board's
Purchasing Department For:
LAKE COUNTRY ELEMENTARY
LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA
DRINKING WATER PLANT 11,000 GALLON
HYDRO-PNEUMATIC TANK
CLEANING AND STRUCTURAL INSPECTION
BID #SBHC 0809-16 ,
Specifications may be obtained from The


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School Board of Highlands County office, 426
School Street, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any
questions concerning specifications should be
directed to Polston Engineering, Inc. or Pur-
chasing Agent, Mr. Parker.
Bid envelopes, two, (2) originals and two (2)
copies must be sealed and marked with the
bid number (#SBHC 0809-16) and name as to
identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be deliv-
ered to the School Board of Highlands County
Purchasing Office, Attn. Mr. Parker as to
reach the said office no later than 2:00 p.m.,
May 19, 2009 at which time they will be
opened. Bids received later than the date and
time specified will be rejected, The School
Board will not be responsible for the late de-
livery of any bids that are incorrectly ad-
dressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any
other type of delivery service.
The SBHC reserves the right to accept or re-
ject any or all bids or any parts thereof and
the award, if the award is made, will be made
to the most responsible bidder whose bid and
qualifications indicate the award will be in the
best interest of the School Board of Highlands
County. The School Board of Highlands Coun-
ty reserves the right to waive irregularities in
the bid.
May 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-001007
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF
-VS.
ROLANDO RAMIREZ; LEXINGTON
NATIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION;
NOELIA LADRON DE GUEVARRA; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dat-
ed April 24, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.
28-2008-CA-001007, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit In and for HIGH-
LANDS County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and RO-
LANDO RAMIREZ; LEXINGTON NATIONAL IN-
SURANCE CORPORATION; NOELIA LADRON
DE GUEVARRA; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE
BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE-
NUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 21st day of May, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 3, BLOCK E, SPRING LAKE VIL-
LAGE IV, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 75, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled per-
sons who, because of their .disabilities, need
special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the ADA Coordina-
tor at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL
33870 or Telephone (863) 471-5313 not later
than five business days prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 24th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, GLERK
Clerk Of The Circuit.Court
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak.
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
LAW OFFICE OF MARSHALL C. WATSON


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NOTICE OF DISPOSITION
ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STOR-
AGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STOR-
AGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE
PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST,
AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED
OF ON MAY 15, 2009 AT 10:00 A.M. ALL
UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD
GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
Names and unit numbers are as follows:
NAME UNIT NUMBER
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DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY
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ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH.
April 26; May 3, 2009
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009 CA 138
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DUNIESKY VASALLO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DUNIESKY VASALLO; MAYLEIDYS ROBAINA;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAYLEIDYS
ROBAINA; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIE-
NORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; WOOLEY'S SHEDS INC.
A/K/A WOOLEY SHEDS INC.; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will. sell
the property situate in Highlands County, Flor-
ida, described as:
LOT 10, BLOCK 60, OF SEBRING COUN-
TRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A
4613 Shamrock St.
Sebring, FL 33872
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in
the basement of the Highlands County Court-
house located at 430 South Commerce Ave-
nue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 AM, on May 14,
2009.
DATED THIS 15TH DAY OF APRIL, 2009.
Any person claiming an Interest in the
surplus from the sale, if/any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 15th day of April, 2009.
ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK


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CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act of 1990, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice),
via Florida Relay Service.
April 1, 8, 2009
NOTICE
Pursuant to IRC Section 6104(d), the annual
return of the Sonni Family Foundation, Inc. is
available for public inspection at the offices of
The NCT Group CPA's, L.L.P. located at 435 S.
Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Monday
through Friday, between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Questions should be di-
rected to the Foundations' trustee, Dr. Rajes-
wari Sonni at 446-2017, or the foundation's
C.P.A. William R. Benton, at 385-1577.
April 29; May 1, 3, 2009
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The South Florida Community College Dis-
trict Board of Trustees will hold a trustee ap-
preciation luncheon for current and former
SFCC Trustees. This meeting will be a work-
shop (no action will be taken) and will be held
on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at noon at the
SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr.,
Avon Park, FL in the Boardroom (Building F).
The general public is invited.
General Subject Matter to Be Discussed: A
draft of the College's new five-year Strategic
Plan and Its mission and impact on students
and communities in our college district. A
copy of the Agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting the President's office at .(863) 784-
7110.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DE-
CISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF
TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PER-
SON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD IN-
CLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
May 1, 3, 2009

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HIGHLANDS COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING
NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION
START DATE: Friday April24, 2009 at 9:00 A.M.
END DATE: Monday May 4, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.
through 10:00 P.M.
LOCATION WEBSITEE: GOVDEALS.COM -
Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted poli-
cies, the Highlands County Board of County Commis-
sioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida,
has declared various Items as surplus property and
have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be
conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said
property.
A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from
the following locations and/or by requesting a list by
fax (863)402-6735 or email to sbutler@hcbcc.org or
plemay@hcbcc.org
1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33875-5803.
Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863)402-6527 or Pam Le-
may at (863)402-6528.
2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave.,
2nd Floor BCC Receptionist;
Sebring, FL 33870 at (863)402-6500.
Additional Information can be obtained Monday
through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. about the
County's Internet Auction process by contacting High-
lands County BCC's General Services / Purchasing
Department at the following numbers. (863)402-6527
or (863) 402-6528
Note: All property will be sold on an "as is, where is"


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basis.
The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items
from GovDeals' Website at anytime during the Inter-
net bidding dates above.
Board of County Commissioners
Purchasing Department
Highlands County, Florida
April 24, 26, 29; May 3, 2009

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LICENSED OPTICIAN WANTED: Looking for
energetic customer service minded person,
PT/FT, hourly + comm., please contact at 863-
386-1308 or fax resume to 863-386-1317
NEED PART-TIME Service employee to make
repair service calls, experience required In the
pool industry, Call 1-810-629-5050 or 863-
655-9100
NEEDED: Grove Herbicide Operator and Grove
Mower. Full-time, pay based on experience,
but will train the right person. Must have
valid Drivers License. Contact 863-512-1756
NOW HIRING: companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at home.
No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential
Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-6654
PART-TIME HELP wanted for quadraplegic,
must have integrity and written references.
CNA preferred. Call 863-873-2040.
POSITION OPENING: Lead AC Installer
Tech and Experienced Service Tech.
Clean FL drivers license., Drug Free & back-
ground check, motivated and well-groomed
Apply at Whitemires One Hour, 500 S.
Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL
REAL ESTATE PARALEGAL/ASSISTANT
position available Immediately. Qualified
individual needed full-time with busy law
practice. Experience required and bilingual
a plus. Excellent computer and
communication skills are required.
Send resume to: Clifford M. Ables III, P.A.,
55T South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL
33870; fax to: 863-385-1284;
or email to: cmables@cmablespa.net

SALES PRO'S / SALES TRAINEES
Be your own boss.
Unlimited income potential,.
Earn min.of 80K 1st yr. Sell products
everyone waqtsl! *No Cold Calling
*Advancement opportunity
Need individuals w/strong work
ethic that are trainable. Must
have a desire to retire wealthy.
Mr. Steele, 863-452-0330.
SECRETARIAL POSITION Looking for person
'with minimun of 5 years secretarial experi-
ence. Must have computer and customer
service skills. Salary. based on experience.
.Please send resume to: AXA Advisors, 2157
US Hwy 27, South, Sebring, FL 33870.'
:SEEKING ARNP or RRTto complete Home
,Pulmonary Assessments in Sebring and/or
'South Polk County. Flexible schedule. Per
*,lem position. Fax resume to 1-866-316-
7824 or call 866-388-1493, ask for Michelle.
Seeking Movie Extras for TV and Film to
Stand in the Background $100-$300/day
Call Casting Managers 24/7 at
1-800-605-6851


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2100 Help Wanted
Water Analyst
EARN $1000 $1500 per wk
Immediate openings for this
career position. 53 yr old co.
seeking outgoing, enthusiastic
men & women. Full training
provided. Don't disqualify
yourself, call Mr. Gilley
863-452-0330

22 50 Schools & Instruction
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3000
Financial

3050 Business
305 Opportunities
Earn up to $30 per hour. Experience not
Required. Undercover shoppers needed to
judge retail and dining establishments.
Call 800-742-6941

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4000
Real Estate


4040 Homes For Sale
LOOKING FOR THE BEST DEALS?
Foreclosures, Short Sales and other great
buys! Call Dawn Dell, Country Club Realty,
for a new updated list daily.
863-381-0400
dawndelll@gmail.com
4080 Homes for Sale

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
410O Homes for Sale
4100 Lake Placid
BY BUILDER
Now for sale. REDUCED BY 80K. 3BR,
2BA, full 2CG. Cathedral ceilings, plant
shelves, all large rooms, close to Placid
Lakes park & boat ramp. Deeded Lake
June access. NOW $199,000. 620
Catfish Creek Rd in Placid Lakes.
Meyer Homes, INC. 863-414-4075,
cell or 863-465-7338 after 3pm.
j Villas & Condos
4120 For Sale
SEBRING 55+ Community.
Beautiful, fully furnished Villa.
2BR, 2BA, garage, sunroom.
For Sale or Rent.
863-402-9138

4260 Acreage for Sale
Old Florida Bargain
3+ AC $79,000
Beautifully wooded, estate-size homesite just
2 miles from downtown. Private lake access.
Underground utilities w/city water, sewer!
Seller will finance. SAVE $25,000
Call now 1-866-352-2249

4300 Out-of-Town Property
BUY TIMESHARE RESALES
Save 60-80% OFF RETAIL!!
BEST RESORTS & SEASONS.
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1-800-639-5319
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Sell your unused timeshare today.
No Commissions or Broker Fees.
Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com
1-877-494-8246


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5 Mobile Homes
5050 For Sale
LAKE PLACID 2BR 2BA double-wide in
Paradise Mobile Village on Lake Clay, fully
furnished, just bring your clothes and you'll
love it when you see itl Lawn georgeousI
Call 863-465-1091.
LAKE PLACID A MUST SEEII
28R, 2BA in Tropical Harbor, a 55+ communi-
ty. New wood floors, screen porch, carport. 1
block to clubhouse, pools, etc. $35.000. For
more information please call 561-324-0942.

15 Mobile Homes
515' 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 Furnished 2BR, 1BA
with carport & shed.
55+ Mobile Home Park near Walmart.
NO PETS. $500 Month.
863-382-6761
SEBRING AREA-Furnished starting
@ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR available.
Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.
SEBRING AREA-Furnished starting
@ $280/mo. 2 & 1/BR available.
Easy move-in rates.
Call 863-382-9542.


6050 Duplexes for Rent
1405 HIGHLAND DR. SEBRING
2B/1 BA, no pets, no kids. Walk to shopping.
$550/mo., 1st, last & $500 security.
Call 863-465-0075.

Villas & Condos
6100 For Rent
AVON PARK 28R 1.5BA, quiet
neighborhood, screened porch, W/D hookup,
appliances Included, ceiling fans, C/H/A,
$475 mo. + security, please call
863-453-0714
LAKE PLACID Large unfurnished 2BR 2BA
Villa w/garage, A/C Fla. Room on quiet dead-
end street in golf course community with
community pool, $750 mo. + $500 security
954-294-6808

6150 Furnished
6 5I 0 Apartments
Lake Placid Furnished Studio apt.
for rent on beautiful Lake Frances. $650/mo.
Utilities included. NO pets.
.Clean & private. 276 Cloverleaf Rd.
CALL 954-232-7975 or 954-438-0662
SEBRING -1 BR furnished, 55+ community,
access to laundry room, pool and Rec. Hall.
Please call Whispering Pines Village
863-385-8806
SEBRING Lakeview Efficiencies
on Lake Josephine. Kitchen,
Cable & Utilities Included.
Call 863-655-1735.

6200 Unfurnished
O6 0 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 Verona and City Park,
laundry facilities, $365/mo.
100 E. Main St.
863-453-8598
Avon Park -- Highlands Apartments'
1680 North Delaware
1/1 & 2/2 Available'
Central heat & air. Extra insulation. Play-
ground. 1st.& Sec. Call 863-449-0195
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
FREE RENT special, free cable, Lg clean, quiet
1/1, tile floors, central air, laundry room, no
dogs, cat OK, 863-385-1999.
HOPE VILLAS NOW RENTING!
2 & 3 Bedroom Apfs. 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.


SEBRING: FURNISHED HOUSE Completely.
redecorated with appliances & furniture.
Possibly Available RENT FREE. For details
please contact Dr. Clarence Johnson, 3415
Par Rd, Sebring, FI 33872. 863-471-6357

6300 Unfurnished Houses
AVON PARK 3BR 2BA 1551 Berwyn Ave.,
$550 mo. 1st + security, will do terms, Call
863-840-0071
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, 1BA, 1CO, 3437 Sparta Circle, $650
mo/ + $600 sec. Call Steve, 863-385-3101.
SEBRING 2BR 2BA 1CG, brick home by
YMCA, screened patio, storage shed, fenced
backyard, incl. lawncare + garbage, $700 mo.
863-381-0611
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.
SEBRING AREA Glades elec., 3BR 2BA, front.
porch, CP, CHA, $550 mo.; MH, 2BR 1 BA scr.
porch, CP, storage shed, $450 mo.; 1 BR 1 BA
Apt., water & lawn care provided, $350 m, call
863-655-3504


6400 Rooms for Rent
$150. wkly\$550. mo., $300. dep.\yrly con-
tract; Rm. 4 rent n private home, util. incl.
863-471-6766 ask 4 Dread.


7140 Computers & Supplies
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops & Desktops
BAD or NO Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly payments avail.
Its Yours Now 1-800-640-0656

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


7180 Fumiture
NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up; 50-Desks $97up,
3Pc Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-Dining Set $397up,
200-Recliners $297Up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687up, 50-TV Ent.
Centers $167up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297up,
50-4Pc bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Living room
tables $97up,
100.-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRING
North of Lowes & across from
Home Depot

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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. Thanks! !!!

7300 Miscellaneous
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high
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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home.
*Medical, *Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified.
Call 800-510-0784
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DIRECT FREE 4 Room System
265+ Channels! Starts $29.99!
FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers!
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FREE DIRECT 4 Room System
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FREE HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
FREE DVR/HD! No Start Up Costs!
Local Installers! 1-800-620-0058
GIGANTIC 72"x 100" MIRRORS.
(15) Sheets, $165/each. New, perfect
condition. Free delivery (one or all).
Installation available. Also, 48"x100"
(8) $115/each. Wholesale Liquidators
1-800-473-0619
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731 0 Bargain Buys
3 BIKES Two 20", One 12" with training
wheels, Excellent Condition, $40 for all.
Please call 863-402-2285

42" LAWN sweeper, like new, $235., please
call 863-655-3181
6X10 UTILITY TRAILER, new tires, great con-
dition, drop gate, $500 obo, 863-443-0971
ARMY COTS (2), heavy duty, $40, 863-873-
3801
BED Full size, Maple, $25 obo, 863-873-
4172
BUREAU 6 drawers, $25 obo, Please call
863-873-4172
COFFEE TABLE 46 x 28", circular, oak, $35,
call 863-873-3801

COFFEE TABLE Glasss top, 4 Dolphins, -
$100, call 863-655-1762
COUCH/BED Floral, very comfortable sleep-
ing, $40, call today, 863-873-3801
DISHWASHER, excellent condition, white,
$150, please call 863-465-4444
DOUBLE BED w/head & footboard, solid oak,
'mattress & box springs, $200, 863-381-2061
DRYER Large capacity, used, works great!
$50, 863-441-2233
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Oak, 6'x5', holds
32" TV, 4 large cabinets & shelves, GREAT
condition! $275, Please call 863-214-8079
FLOOR STEAMER with rug attachments, New
by Shark, $50, call 863-655-1762
FULL/QUEEN BEDROOM suite, 2 nightstands,
dresser, mirror, headboard, laundry hamper,
'great for kids or adults, $350, 863-452-5938


7310 Bargain Buys
MAYTAG NEPTUNE DRYER, used only 2 win-
ters, PROPANE! $200, 406-439-0355 Lake
Placid


MICROWAVE excellent condition, white,
above stove, $125, call 863-465-4444


MOTOR SCOOTER mini-choppYr style, runs
good, $200, 863-465-7638
NURSERY POTS -1 gal. 10 cents ea., 3 gal.
25 cents ea., 15 gal.', $1 ea., 25 gal. $1.75 ea.,
Will sell in any quantity. 863-441-2233
RYOBI 3000 10" table saw with 4 ft. exten-
sion, saw in very good condition, $300 obo,
must see, call 863-452-2230
STOVE excellent condition, glass top, beige,
$200, please call 863-465-4444
STOVE, excellent condition, glass top, white,
asking $200, please call 863-465-4444
TILE 4" white, colors plus larger pieces,
about 200 pieces, $35, 863-873-3801
TWIN ADJUSTIBLE bed with bate, Serta,
Remote Control & clean, $450
Call 863-385-5946
WORK TABLE 60".x 36", heavy duty, $25,
863-873-3801


7400 Lawn & Garden
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 NEW!! $1200. 863-402-1173

7520 Pets & Supplies
AKC REGISTERED Male Boxer, 16 months
old, great with children and other pets.
Crate and house trained. $250
Call 863-253-9938
FREE TO GOOD HOME!
Black Lab Mix & Golden RetriverMix
For details please call Kevin,
863-253-9848
FREEE TO good home 2 puppies, mixed, 8
weeks old, 7 kittens, 6 weeks old, calico, 863-
699-1807


Florida statute 585.195 states that
all dogs and cats sold in Florida
must be at least eight weeks old,
have an official health certificate
and proper shots and be free of in-
testinal and external parasites.


8050 Boats & Motors
1982 (CREST) 25 ft. pontoon boat w/trailer.
48 hp Johnson, fluorescent lights, center
console with depth finder, 4 pedestal seats,
3000 watt generator, 22 pole holders. $5,500
863-453-6946
1988 WINNER ES(APE 18' inboard/outboard,
with trailer. Excellent condition. $2500. MUST
SEE TO APPRICIATE! Please call 863-314-
0271 or 863-253-9545.
24';PONTOON BOAT 2002,
50 HP Nissan, 2 bimini tops,
$4,000
Please call 863-699-0796.


8400 Rereatioa Vehices
RV'2003 23' COACHOUSE Platinum. Ford 450
V-10, 17,000 miles, asking $43,000, excellent
condition. 863-465-6361 or 863-464-2690.


9000
Transportation


9400 Automotive Wanted
DONATE YOUR CAR HELP DISABLED
CHILDREN WITH CAMP AND
EDUCATION. Quickest Towing.
Non-Runners/Title Problems OK. Free
Vacation/Cruise Voucher. Special Kids Fund
1-866-448-3865
DONATE YOUR CAR... To The Cancer Fund
of America. Help Those Suffering With
Cancer Today. Free Towing and Tax
deductible. 1-800-835-9372
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9450 Automotive for Sale
2005 WHITE Toyota'Camry, 26,000 miles, on-
ly driven to church by older lady on Sunday,
like new, $12,350, blue book price, will nego-
tiate, 863-385-4167 or 863-257-0389


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Shortstop Cody Higgins goes airborne as he crosses in front of second base to retire this
Braden River batter. But the Pirates would be too much in topping the Streaks for the
District 10-4A tournament title.


Streaks settle and move on

Sebring ends another Jackson era at Avon Park


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
SEBRING It wasn't
Friday's loss that had Sebring
head coach Hoppy Rewis
choked up, it was actually
Thursday's win.
The Blue Streaks found
themselves on bothfthe lucky
and unlucky sides of 13, as a
13-3 win over Avon Park
earned them a spot in the
regional playoffs, but a 13-3
loss to Braden River sent
them on the road for that first
regional playoff game.
And yet it was the win that,
had tears welling in the eyes
of Rewis.
"It's a little tough to see
him go," he said. "He and I
are real close. I've known
him most of my life and all of
his, I was an assistant coach
when he was a senior. Our
wives are best of friends and
it'll just be different for us,
him not being there."
Jackson echoed the senti-
ment.
"He's a great friend and
always has been," he said.
"I've had a lot of success
over the years against
Sebring, but since he's come
in he's had my number. He's
one heck of a coach."
As far as the games them-
selves, neither were works of


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Mort Jackson and Hoppy Rewis meet one last time as fellow
coaches after Sebring topped Avon Park in the District 10-
4A semifinal Thursday night


art with Sebring on both
sides of early-ending, mercy-
rule finals.
The finale, against top-
seeded Braden River, saw
two big innings that sealed
the Streaks fate.
A five-run second, high-
lighted by a Nathan Pittman
three-run home run over the
Lou Gehrig sign in right, and
an eight-run fifth that ended


Though, prior to the fifth-
inning explosion, Sebring
was showing signs of creep-
ing back into it.
Gus Williams had blooped
an RBI single to right in the
third to make it 5-1, and a
two-run single from Cody
Hoffner in the top of the fifth
had made it a 5-3 game.
Continued on page 4B


Bauer runs to State Finals


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
Just one Sebring Blue
Streaksurvived the Region
2-3A meet at the New
Smyrna Beach Sports
Complex Thursday, as
Connor Bauer earned his
spot at the Class 3A State
Finals with a third-place fin-
ish in the 1,600-meter run.
Another spot was just
missed as Caleb McGee
made a miraculous attempt
in the pole vault.
Coming into the event,
McGee was seeded at 11-
feet, but managed to clear
one-and-a-half feet higher
with a vault of 12-feet, 6-
inches matching the third-
, fourth- and sixth-place fin-
ishers with only the number
of attempts deciding the
final order and leaving him
just out of the running.
Lisa Przychocki, the lone
Lady Streak to teach region-
als, bettered her-district leap
in the high jump, going
from 4-feet, 6-inches to 4-
feet-8.
But with five other con-
testants figuratively 'jump-
ing out of the gym' at over
5-feet, 2-inches or above,
she fell out of the running
for a state berth.


News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE
Connor Bauer will represent Sebring at the Class 3A State
Finals Saturday, May 8, as he finished third in the 1,600-
meter run at Thursday's Region 2-3A meet


Bauer also made strides,
besting his district time by
more than four seconds to
come across the line in


4:29.86 to send the junior to
Showalter Field in Winter
Park Saturday, May 8 for
the state competition.


Damboise a Wrangler All-Star


Courtesy photo
Sebring's own Loni Damboise has been appointed to the National High School Rodeo
Association's, the newest junior high school rodeo program in America, Wrangler
Division All-Star Rodeo Team. The corporate sponsored youth rodeo team is fashioned
after Wrangler's Champion Pro Rodeo Team which includes superstars like Trevor
Brazile, Joe Beaver, Dan Mortenson, Dustin Elliott, Kelly Kaminski, Will Lowe and
Hall-of-Famer, the late Jim Shoulders. Damboise earned a position on the Team based
on leadership qualities, academic eligibility and athletic achievements. "We are excited
to expand Wrangler's rodeo sponsorship program at the middle school level," said Jeff
Chadwick, Special Events Manager for Wrangler Rodeo. "As always, it gives us a
tremendous sense of pride to associate the Wrangler brand with promising young men
and women. We're confident each member of the team will be an outstanding goodwill
,ambassador for the sport of rodeo. Members of the Team receive official competition
apparel and an official team certificate signed by the President of Wrangler Jeans and
Shirts, Phil McAdams.


South Florida stays alive


By DAN HOEHNE
daniel.hoehne@newssun.com
WINTER HAVEN -
"They just showed up and
hit," Lady Panther head
coach Carlbs Falla said.
This was after South
Florida had battled back to
keep their season alive in the
FCCAA/NJCAA Districts G
& H Tournament at the
Auburndale Softball
Complex Friday.
Having missed the state
tournament last season, and
squeaking into .this year's
event late in the season,
SFCC was rudely greeted by
Panhandle Conference cham-
pion Northwest Florida in an
8-2 opening-game loss.
With the double-elimina-
tion 'format, the Lady
Panthers found themselves
squared off against a famil-
iar foe, and the early returns
shows some similar results.
"St. Pete gave us a tough
time all year," Falla said of
the Suncoast Conference foe
Lady Titans.
But a fifth-inning revival
brought the team back from
the brink.
Down 5-1 in the frame,


South Florida got two run-
'ners aboard for Kara
Watson's three-run homer to
make it 5-4.
Two outs and one base
runner later, Dee Thompson
went yard to put the
Panthers up 6-5.
Amanda Leiter then flared
a pitch down the line that
she hustled into a double
and came around with an
insurance run on Lara
Helton's follow-up double.
Kendra Wellnitz then came
on in relief to shut St.
Petersburg down and send
South Florida into a Saturday
contest against another
Panhandle Conference mem-
ber, Chipola.
Results were not available
at press time, but check the
News-Sun Twitter for con-
tinued results of the SFCC
state tournament run.
"The first game, we didn't
do anytthiig \wrong defen-
sively," Falla said. "We just
weren't -quiai ing the ball up.
The second game, they just
showed up and hit,"


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Dee Thompson raps out one of her two hits in SFCC's open-
ing-game, 8-2 loss, in the state softball tournament Friday.
Thompson and Kara Watson each homered, however, as the
Lady Panthers stayed alive with a 7-5 win over Suncoast
Conference foe St. Petersburg.


Just win, baby


If you caught the Miami,
Atlanta NBA playoff game
Friday night, you may have
seen Hawk forward Josh
Smith pouting on the bench
with his face looking like
he'd just taken a big bite of
some sour grapes.
This was the same Josh
Smith who pulled a show-
boating stunt, trying a
between-the-legs, fast-break
dunk that clanged off the
back of the rim and back out
to near mid-court as
Atlanta was finishing off a
route of the Heat the game
before.
Afterward, Smith showed
no remorse in saying, "I'm
not trying to make any
friends out there."
Is that what the difference
is now?
Is that the rationale for
poor sportsmanship?
He obviously didn't make
any friends, and was pre-
pared for enemies, because
what lead to his sourpuss
expression on the Hawk
bench was a little tussle that
he, again, went overboard
with.
Just a little bump down in


And Another
Thing...
Dan Hoehne
the paint, and Smith shoved
a Heat player, stepped back
in a threatening pose and
issued the dare to "come
on."
At that point the broad-
casters even said, "get that
guy off the floor."
Fortunately for the
Chicago Bulls, Kevin
Garnett of the Boston
Celtics hasn't been on the
floor in their inrsanely enter-
taining, exciting and
enthralling first-round play-
off series.
Anytime you can come up
with three adjectives starting
with the letter 'E' to
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M TUESDAY: Baseball at Regional Playoff, at Bartow, 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Track and Feld at Class 3A State Finals, Showalter Field,Winter Park, Noon

Sebring


THE SCOREBOARD


FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Cleveland 4, Detroit 0
Cleveland 102, Detroit 84
Cleveland 94, Detroit 82
Cleveland 79, Detroit 68
Cleveland 99, Detroit 78
Boston vs. Chicago
Chicago 105, Boston 103, OT
Boston 118, Chicago 115
Boston 107, Chicago 86
Chicago 121, Boston 118, 20T
Boston 106, Chicago 104, OT
Chicago 128, Boston 127, 30T, series
tied 3-3
Saturday: Chicago at Boston, late
Orlando 4, Philadelphia 2
Philadelphia 100, Orlando 98
Orlando 96, Philadelphia 87
Philadelphia 96, Orlando 94
Orlando 84, Philadelphia 81
Orlando 91, Philadelphia 78
Orlando 114, Philadelphia 89
Atlanta vs. Miami
Atlanta 90, Miami 64
Miami 108, Atlanta 93
Miami 107, Atlanta 78
Atlanta 81, Miami 71
Atlanta 106, Miami 91
Miami 98, Atlanta 72, series tied 3-3
Sunday: Miami at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
WESTERN CONFERENCE
L.A. Lakers 4, Utah 1
L.A. Lakers 113, Utah 100
L.A. Lakers 119, Utah 109
Utah 88, L.A. Lakers 86
L.A. Lakers 108, Utah 94
L.A. Lakers 107, Utah 96
Denver 4, New Orleans 1
Denver 113, New Orleans 84
Denver 108, New Orleans 93
New Orleans 95, Denver 93
Denver 121, New Orleans 63
Denver 107, New Orleans 86
Dallas 4, San Antonio 1
Dallas 105, San Antonio 97
San Antonio 105, Dallas 84
Dallas 88, San Antonio 67
Dallas 99, San Antonio 90
Dallas 106, San Antonio 93
Houston 4, Portland 2
Houston 108, Portland 81
Portland 107, Houston 103
Houston 86, Portland 83
Houston 89, Portland 88
Portland 88, Houston 77
Houston 92, Portland 76

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(Best-of-7)
WESTERN CONFERENCE
L.A. Lakers vs. Houston
Monday, May 4: Houston at L.A. Lakers,
10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6: Houston at L.A.
Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, May 8: L.A. Lakers at Houston,
9:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 10: L.A. Lakers at
Houston, 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Houston at L.A.
Lakers, TBA, if necessary
Thursday, May 14: L.A. Lakers at
Houston, TBA, if necessary
Sunday, May 17: Houston at L.A.
Lakers, TBA, if necessary
Denver vs. Dallas
Sunday, May 3: Dallas at Denver, 3:30
p.m.
Tuesday, May 5: Dallas at Denver, 10:30
p.m.
Saturday, May 9: Denver at Dalla, 5
p.m.
Monday, May 11: Denver at Dallas, 9:30
p.m.
Wednesday, May 13: Dallas at.Denver,
TBA, if necessary
Friday, May 15: Denver at Dallas, TBA, if
necessary
Sunday, May 17: Dallas at Denver, TBA,
if necessary


FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Boston 4, Montreal 0
Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3
Carolina 4, New Jersey 3
Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Anaheim 4, San Jose 2
Detroit 4, Columbus 0
Vancouver 4, St. Louis 0
Chicago 4, Calgary 2
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
(Best-of-7)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Boston vs. Carolina
Friday: Boston 4, Carolina 1, Boston
leads series 1-0
Sunday: Carolina at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Boston at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Boston at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 10: Carolina at Boston,
7:30 p.m., if necessary
Tuesday, May 12: Boston at Carolina, 7
p.m., If necessary
Thursday, May 14: Carolina at Boston,
TBD, if necessary
Washington vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday: Pittsburgh at Washington,
late
Monday: Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Washington at Pittsburgh,
7 p.m.
Friday: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 9: Pittsburgh at
Washington, 7 p.m., If necessary
Monday, May 11: Washington at
Pittsburgh, TBD, If necessary
Wednesday, May 13: Pittsburgh at
Washington, 7 p.m., if necessary
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit vs. Anaheim
Friday: Detroit 3, Anaheim 2, Detroit
leads series 1-0


Sunday: Anaheim at Detroit, 2 p.m.
Tuesday: Detroit at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday: Detroit at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 10: Anaheim at Detroit, 5
p.m., If necessary
Tuesday, May 12: Detroit at Anaheim,
TBD, if necessary
Thursday, May 14: Anaheim at Detroit,
TBD, if necessary
Vancouver vs. Chicago
Thursday: Vancouver 5, Chicago 3,
Vancouver leads series 1-0
Saturday: Chicago at Vancouver, late
Tuesday: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m.'
Thursday: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 9: Chicago at Vancouver,


LIVE

SPORTS

ONTV


AUTo RACING
SUNDAY
7 p.m. NHRA O'Reilly Midwest Nationals... ESPN2


GOLF
SUNDAY
1 p.m. PGA Quail Hollow Championship .... GOLF
3 p.m. PGA Quail Hollow Championship ...... CBS


MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SUNDAY
1:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay,.................. TBS
2 p.m. Florida at Chicago Cubs ......... WGN/SUN
8 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas .......... ESPN
MONDAY
7 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees................ ESPN
7 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay ............. SUN
TUESDAY
7 p.m. Cincinnati at Florida................ SUN


NBA PLAYOFFS
SUNDAY
1 p.m. Miami at Atlanta,.................... ABC
3:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver.................... ABC
MONDAY
8 p.m. Teams TBA ........................ TNT
10:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers .............. TNT
TUESDAY
8 p.m. Teams TBA........................ TNT
10:30 p.m. Dallas at Denver.................... TNT


NHL PLAYOFFS
SUNDAY
2 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit.................... NBC


SOCCER
TUESDAY
2:30 p.m. UEFA Champions League Teams TBA. ESPN2
Times, games, channels all subject to change


10:30 p.m., if necessary
Monday, May 11: Vancouver at
Chicago, 9 p.m., if necessary
Thursday, May 14: Chicago at
Vancouver, TBD, if necessary
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Kansas
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Detroit
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Los An
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pet GB
o 16 9 .640 -
S14 9 .6091
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Bay 10 14 .417 5Y2
ore 9 14 .391 6
Central Division
W L Pct GB
o 12 10.545-
sCity 12 11 .522 Y2
sota 12 11 .522 Y2
11 11 .500 1
and 9 14 .391 3Y2
West Division
W L Pct GB
14 9 .609-
10 12 455 32
igeles 9 13 .409 4/%
d 8 12 .400 4Y


Friday's Games
N.Y. Yankees 10, L.A. Angels 9
Cleveland 6, Detroit 5
Toronto 8, Baltimore 4
Tampa Bay 6, Boston 2
Chicago White Sox 4, Texas 3
Minnesota 7, Kansas City 5
Seattle 8, Oakland 7
Saturday's Games
L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, late
Baltimore at Toronto, late
Cleveland at Detroit, late
Boston at Tampa Bay, late
Kansas City at Minnesota, late
Chicago White Sox at Texas, late
Oakland at Seattle, late
Sunday's Games
L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
Boston at.Tampa Bay, 1:38 p.m.
Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB
Florida 14 9 .609 -
Philadelphia 11 10 .524 2
Atlanta 11 11 .500 2/2
New York 10 12.455 3%
Washington 5 17 .227 8Va
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 17 7 .708 -
Cincinnati 12 10 .545 4
Milwaukee 12 11 .522 4Y%
Chicago 11 11 .500 5
Pittsburgh 11 11 .500 5
Houston 9 14 .391 7%
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 16 8 .667 -
San Francisco 11 10 .524 3%
San Diego 11 12 .478 40
Arizona 10 13 .435 5V
Colorado 8 13 .381 6%,
Friday's Games
Chicago Cubs 8, Florida 6
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 0
N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 4
St. Louis 6, Washington 2
Atlanta 7, Houston 2
Arizona 5, Milwaukee 2
L.A. Dodgers 1, San Diego 0
San Francisco 3, Colorado 2
Saturday's Games
Florida at Chicago Cubs, late
St. Louis at Washington, late
N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, late
Houston at Atlanta, late
Colorado at San Francisco, late
Arizona at Milwaukee, late
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late


San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, late
Sunday's Games
Houston at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m.
St. Louis at Washington, 1:35 p.m.
Arizona at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m.
Florida at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.


EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Toronto FC 3 2 2 11 9 9
Chicago 2 0 4 10 12 9
Kansas City 3 3 1 10 9 8
D.C. United 2 1 3 9 9 8
New England 2 1 2 8 5 9
New York 1 4 2 5 5 9
Columbus 0 2 4 4 7 11
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T PtsGF GA
ChivasUSA 5 1 1.16 10 3
SettleFC 4 2 0 12 9 3
Real Salt Lake 3 2 0 9 12 6
Colorado 2 2 2 8 8 8
San Jose 1 3 2 5 7 11
Houston 1 2 2 5 4 5
Los Angeles 0 1 4 4 6 7
FC Dallas 1 4 1 4 6 12
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Saturday's Games
Columbus at Toronto FC, late
FC Dallas at D.C. United, late
Seattle FC at Chicago, late
Real Salt Lake at Colorado, late
New York at Los Angeles, late
Chivas USA at San Jose, late
Sunday's Game
Houston at New'England, 3 p.m.


BASEBALL
Major League Baseball
MLB-Suspended OF Kevin Clark
(Colorado) 50 games for testing posi-
tive for performance-enhancing sub-
stance.
American League
CHICAGO WHITE SOX-Assigned OF
Jerry Owens to Charlotte (IL). Placed
OF Brian Anderson on 15-day DL,
retroactive to April 30. Purchased con-
tract of OF Scott Podsednik from
Charlotte. Activated INF Jayson Nix
from 15-day DL.,
CLEVELAND INDIANS-Activated OF
David Dellucci from 15-day DL.
Optioned LHP Rich Rundles to
Columbus (IL). Designated INF Tony
Graffanino for assignment. Recalled OF
Matt LaPorta, INF Josh Barfield and INF
Luis Valbuena from COlumbus (IL).
Sent OF Trevor Crowe to Columbus.
Placed RHP Joe Smith on 15-day DL.
MINNESOTA TWINS-Activated C Joe
Mauer from 15-day DL. Assigned RHP
Juan Morillo to Rochester (IL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Placed 3B Eric
Chavez on 15-day DL. Recalled INF
Gregorio Petit from Sacramento (PCL).
SEATTLE MARINERS-Activated C
Kenji Johjima from 15-day DL.
Designated C Jamie Burke for assign-
ment. Recalled LHP Jason Vargas from
Tacoma (PCL).
TEXAS RANGERS-Placed OF Josh
Hamilton on 15-day DL, retroactive to
April 27. Recalled C Max Ramirez from
Oklahoma City (PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Purchased
contract of LHP Brett Cecil from Las
Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Robert Ray
and RHP Brian Wolfe from Las Vegas.
Optioned LHP David Purcey, LHP Brian
Burres and RHP Bryan Bullington to
Las Vegas. Activated RHP Casey
Janssen from 15-day DL and optioned
to Dunedin (FSL).


SPORTS SNAPSHOTS


Dragon Youth Basketball
LAKE PLACID Green Dragon head
basketball coach David Veley will be
holding a youth basketball clinic
Saturday, May 16 at the Lake Placid
High School Gymnasium for boys and
girls aged third through eighth grades.
Check in starts at 7:30 a.m. with the
clinic running from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost of the clinic is $15 and is limit-
.ed to the first 45 registered.
Participants will each receive a Green
Dragon T-shirt.
Players will spend small group time
working on shooting mechanics, ball
handling drills, moving on offense with
and without the ball, along with defen-
sive concepts. -
There will also be competitive games
for prizes and controlled live play work-
ing on fundamentals learned.
To register, or for more information,
call Coach Veley at 381-4202 or email
veleyl31@comcast.net.

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.

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-
lines, 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).

April Kayaking


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

L.P. Youth Football
LAKE PLACID Lake Placid Youth
Football will be having an open registra-
tion on Saturday May 2 from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the circle in downtown Lake
Placid.
LPYF offers Flag and Tackle football
and Cheerleading for youth ages 5-14.
i LPYF is a member of the Peace River
op Warner Conference and we are look-
ing for participants and volunteers.
For more information, please visit our
Website at:
www.lpathleticassociation.com/lpyf.htm

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 sessions; the first is
from June 9-19. The second session run-
ning from June 23 to July 3.
The sessions will be on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Fridays and 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 need-
ed.
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.

L.P. Banquet change
LAKE PLACID There has been a
date change for the Lake Placid Middle
School FFA Banquet.
We will be having our fourth annual
awards banquet on Tuesday, May 12 in
the Lake Placid Middle School Commons
starting at 6 p.m. with Opening
Ceremonies with Dinner and Awards fol-
lowing.
If you would like to attend, please
RSVP to Cheryl Humphrey, humphr-
eyc@highlands.kl2.fl.us, Agriculture
Teacher at Lake Placid Middle School,
201 S. Tangerine Ave., (863) 699-5030,
extension 2507.


LOOKING BACK

5 YEARS AGO
May 4, 2004: The Blue Streak baseball team clinched a playoff berth by reaching the District 14-4A
Tournament title game with a 6-1 win over Lemon Bay. Bruce Beumel went five and two-thirds innings,
striking out six and giving up just the one earned run. Beumel also played down a suicide squeeze bunt
to score a run and doubled as part of a three-run fourth that put Sebring up for good. Eric Handley, Kiko
Vazquez and Ryan Williams paced the hitting attack and freshman Chaz Abeln went the final inning-and-
a-third to seal the win.
20YEARS AGO
May 6, 1989: Avon Park's Alvina Perry got that extra push at just the right time to win the Class 2A
DiscusThrow at the State Finals in Winter Park. Her throw of 11-feet, 6-inches was more than eight feet
farther than her district-winning effort, and she needed most of those, as matching her previous toss of
103-feet, 4 and one-half-inches would have left her in fourth place at the state meet. As it was, her effort
was a little over one foot better than her next closest competitor, earning her the state discus title.


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Panther rewards


Courtesy photos
Kendra Wellnitz, Freshman of the Year; Cassady Faircloth, Best Offensive Player and Most Valuable Player; Kayla Cross,
Coach's Award; and Meghan Randolph, Best Defensive Player, were recognized for their softball skills by SFCC Lady
Panther Softball coach Carlos Falla.


SFCC Lady Panther Volleyball coach Kim Crawford recognized Kysi Wooden, Best Defensive Player; Emmalee Luther, Best
Offensive Player; Brie Engel, Most Valuable Player; and Casey Driscoll, Coach's Award. Brie Engel also received the
Scholastic Award for highest GPA for a sophomore player.


Chaz Abeln, Top Gun Award; Johnny Sedlock, Scholastic Award; Adam Simmons, Top Gun Award; Ethan Lovell, Coach's
Award; and Austin Gaines, Most Valuable Player, are recognized by SFCC Athletic Director and Panther Baseball coach
Rick Hitt for their skills on and off the field.



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triathletes recently competed
in the Escape from Fort
DeSoto Traithlon in St.
Petersburg.
Crystal Sinclair Cavalier
of Sebring joined her training
partners Bo Birt, Randy


Grice and Chuck Best, all of
Avon Park, to do the half-
mile .swim, 10-mile bike ride
and four-mile run.
The quartet each complet-
ed the even in good times,
with Birt finishing in
1:13:15; Grice, 1:17:50;
Best, 1:19:54 and Cavalier in


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Birt and Grice are training
for the Ford Ironman 70.3
Florida to take place May 17
in Disney World.
For that competition, they
will need to step it up as the
distancesincrease.
That swim will be 1.2 miles,


Courtesy photo
Chuck Best (from left), Crystal Cavalier, Randy Grice and Bo Birt recently competed in the
Escape to Fort Desoto Traithlon in St. Petersburg. Birt and Grice will compete again May
17 in the Ford Ironman 70.3 Florida set for Disney World.


the bike ride 56 miles, and the
run will be near half-marathon
distance at 13.1 miles.


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Sebring seniors, from left, Dustin Lang, Hank Brady, Kevin We
the Streaks District 10-4A Tournament runner-up trophy.

Sebring heads to Barto


Continued from 1B
But with their third game
in five nights, a few more
Pirate runs took away any
momentum and the fatigue
set in.
"We battled some until the
kids got tired there," Rewis
said. "We were kind of hop-
ing that would happen to
them. But they make you
play a near perfect game,
they're so strong defensively.
We had some openings and
hit the ball hard, but they
made some great plays."


A similar scenario played
out in Thursday's win over
the Red Devils as Sebring
built a 5-0 lead before Avon
Park made it 5-1 when Josh
Gordon doubled and scored
on a Jeff Fallis fielder's
choice in the fourth.
But the Streaks took away
that momentum with a seven-
run bottom of the fourth to all
but put the game away.
"We battled a little bit
there at the end," Jackson
said of the two runs added in
the fifth before Sebring


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born and Cody Higgins hold


w Tuesday
sealed it with the clinching
run. "But, the better team
won."
The result of the couple
days of excitement and emo-
tion is that the Blue Streaks
take to the road in as they
continue the playoff season
with a Tuesday date at
Bartow and that an end of
another Jackson era at Avon
Park has been reached.
Look for a more complete
profile of Jackson's tenure at
the Red Devil helm in an
upcoming News-Sun issue.


News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE
Cody Hoffner would have two-RBI hits both Thursday and Friday in Sebring's 13-3 win
over Avon Park and 13-3 loss to Braden River in the District 10-4A Tournament Final.







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;ial. thing in the world I thought Allegedly, he continued
But that hasn't stopped about was showing the in some foul-mouthed ban-
he hyper-energetic from other team up, or bothering ter and 'sign language'
having some sour grape with maybe them being toward the losing team.
expressions as well as poor sports. Apparently enough that
Dropping a virtual plethora I was just happy with us the umpiring crew came
Af "F-bombs" toward doing well, and that erased back out on the field and
Chicago players. all other worries, did a post-game ejection of
And the thing is, the And yet you've got these the player.
cases where Garnett most guysfor whom winning Though not for sure, the
goes off, and the instance isn't enough, they have to inability to just forget and
where Smith went show- enjoy the win could come
watheir teams are win- get their time in to step on enjoy the win could come
oat, their their opponent when he's back to bite said player and
ang. down, or scream at them to his team as a suspension for
I'll admit, in my youth, their next game, a regional
when I was losing a game, I remind them that they just playoff game, could be in
could be a bad sport. beat you. the offing.
I'd get so wrapped up in That mentality spilled Which should be a lesson
poor performance, ticked over Friday night, though to the Smith's and Garnett's
at myself that we as a team, I'll not divulge names, and as well, coming from
Dr as I, myself, wasn't a consequence seems like it unlikely source, Oakland
doing better, that some- will be paid. Raiders owner Al Davis.
imes I'd lose it. After a tournament base- "Just win, baby."
I never got up in any- ball game, in which there Just win, and leave it at


one's face, it was more like
throwing a helmet after get-
ting called out stealing a
base, or not going out to
join the shaking hands line.
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was a bit of chippiness
throughout, a player on the
winning team wasn't sated
enough that his squad was
district champions.
He couldn't forget some


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


Helping out the middle schools


News-Sun photo by SCOTT DRESSEL
Hill-Gustat Middle School Athetic Director Chester Downing (left) accepts a check from Sebring
Firemen Inc. President Jonathan Spiegel on Thursday. The $9,002.52 check will be divided between
Hill-Gustat and Sebring Middle School based on their tickets sales for the annual Middle School
Barbecue the Firemen organize.


Courtesy photo
Principal Dan Johnson and Coach Lee Elder of Avon Park Middle School receive a
check for $2,700.00 from The Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club to purchase new foot-
ball helmets. "I thought we would be involved in fund raising for a couple of years. But
when the Breakfast Rotary Club learned of the safety impact, they stepped up with the
entire amount. We were surprised and grateful," stated Mr. Johnson. "The Avon Park
Breakfast Rotary Club has been heavily involved in supporting youth activities for
years," said club president Wally Randall.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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

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

MONDAY
Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal
Church, Lakeshore Drive,
Sebring. For more details, call
385-8807.


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


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


Talk and swap meeting will fol-
low the regular meeting. For
details, call Al Marks at 699-
6682.
* Hope Hospice free grief
support group meets at 2 p.m.
at Union Congregational
Church, 106 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park.
* Insulin Pump Support
Group meets from 3:30-5:30
p.m. first Monday at
Conference Room 2, Florida
Hospital Heartland Medical
Center, 4200 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring. For details, call
402-0177.
* Lake Placid Art League will
have classes in Drawing and
Painting, conducted by Anne
Watson, from from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd.
From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart
will teach Fabric Painting at
the center. For information call
Dan Daszek at 465-7730.
* Lake Placid Democratic
Club meets at 6 p.m. first
Monday at Placid Lakes Town
Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd.
Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for
details.
* Lake Placid Elks 2661
opens its lounge from 2-9 p.m.
at the lodge. Euchre is at 1
p.m. Ladies crafts is at 2 p.m.
Burgers and wings served
from 5-7 p.m. Live music is
from 4-7 p.m. Darts is at 7
p.m. with sign up at 6:30 p.m.
It is open to members and
their guests. For details, call
465-2661.
* Lake Placid Library has
storytime at 10 a.m. for ages
3-5 except during holidays.
* Lake Placid Moose plays
cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem-
bers and qualified guests only.
Lodge closes at 6 p.m.
* Let It Begin With Me
Alanon Group meets from
10:30 a.m. to noon every
Monday at Heartland Christian
Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South,
Sebring. For details about
Alanon, a self-help group.for
families and friends of alco-
holics, call 385-5714.
* Loyal Order of Moose,
Highlands County Lodge No.
2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon
Park. Meetings held first and
third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge
phone number 452-0579.
* Narcotics Anonymous
Never Alone Candlelight
meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N.
Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near
the First Congregational
Church. For information call
Heartland area helpline (863)
683-0630. More information
on other meetings and events
at www.naflheartland.org.
* National Association for
Advancement of Colored
People, Highlands County
Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401
Tulane, Avon Park.
* Patriots Chapter, Daughter
of the American Revolution
meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first
Monday of each month
September through May at the
Church of the Redeemer
Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly
across from Wells Motor
Company, three-tenths of a
mile north of the South Florida
Community College stoplight.
Call 471-2096.
* Rotary Club of Highlands
County meets at 6:15 p.m.,
Savannah's restaurant in
Sebring. For details, call
Darrell Peer at 385-0107.
* Sebring AARP meets 1:30
p.m., The Palms, Pine Street,
Sebring.


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* Sebring Historical Society
open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Located in
back side of Sebring Public
Library building on Lake
Jackson. For information, call.
471-2522.
* Sebring Optimist Club
meets at 6:15 p.m. first and
third Mondays at various loca-
tions. For details, call Gabriel
Read, 453-2859 or Earle Luke
at 381-3514.
* Sebring Women of the
Moose has chapter meeting at
7 p.m. Monday at the lodge,
11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For
details, call 382-8782.
* Sebring Eagles Club 4240
has a joint officers meeting on
the first Monday of each
month at the club, 12921 U.S.
98, Sebring. For details, call
655-4007.
* Sebring Elks Lodge 1529
has the lounge open from 12-7
p.m. For more details, call
471-3557.
* Sebring Moose Club 2259
serves beef franks and Italian
sausages from 1 p.m. to clos-
ing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring.
The Women of the Moose
meets at 7 p.m. the first
Monday for chapter enroll-
ment, refreshments and trivia
pursuit. For details, call 655-
3920.
* Toby's Clown Alley has its
regular monthly board meeting
at 7 p.m. the first Monday at
the Clown Foundation, 109 W.
Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid.
* Take Off Pounds Sensibly
FL 632, Sebring meets at
3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall
at the First Baptist Church of
* Lake Josephine, Sebring. For
details, call Judy O'Boyle at
840-1331.
* Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m.,
1224 County Road 621 East,
Lake Placid. For more details,
call 699-5444.

TUESDAY
* Al-Anon Family Groups
meet for discussion and
Twelve Step study at noon,
Union Congregational Church,
105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park.
Parking available south of old
church.
* American Legion Placid


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Post 25 Lake Placid has
shuffleboard and euchre, both
at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call
465-7940.
* American Legion Post 74
open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs
served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m.
Call 471-1448.
* AmVets Post 21 plays darts
from 5-8 p.m. for members
and guests. For details, call
385-0234.
* Avon Park Boy Scout
Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30
p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202
Robert Britt St., Avon Park.
Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to
join. For details, call 452-2385.
* Avon Park Library has sto-
rytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5
except during holidays.
* Avon Park Lions Club
meets 6:45 p.m., dinner includ-
ed, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell
St., Avon Park.
* Busy Bee Craft Club meets
9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun
'N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring.
Everyone is welcome. For
more details, call 382-8431.
* Celebrate Recovery meets
every Tuesday night at "The
Rock," Union Congregational
Church, 28 N. Butler Ave.,
Avon Park. A barbecue meal is
served at 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. At 6:45 p.m., members
meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group
breaks up into small groups for
men and women. The program
is designed for drug and alco-
hol addiction, divorce, death or
illness grief, low or lost self-
esteem or identity due to dys-
functional relationships,
depression/anxiety, or any
other need for healing. For
details, contact Celebrate
Recovery coordinator Pam
Sim by calling 453-3345, ext.
106.
* Fleet Reserve Association
Board of Directors Heartland
Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m.,
Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland
Ave., Sebring. Regular meet-
ing, first Tuesday after board
of directors meeting. Call 471-
6109 for details.
* Fletcher Music Club meets
every Thursday and Tuesday
at Fletcher Music Center in
Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For
more details, call 385-3288.


* Florida Native Plant
Society meets at 7 p.m. the
first Tuesday in Conference
Room 3 at the Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center, 4509
George Blvd., Sebring. For
details, call Roy Stewart at
(863) 632-0914.
* Heartland Harmonizers -
Barbershop Chorus meets
from 7-9 p.m. in the Sebring
High School Chorus Room,
Sebring. All men who enjoy
singing are invited.
* Heartland Insulin Pump
Support Group meets the first
Tuesday of the month at 3
p.m. at the Highlands County
Health Dept., 7205 S. George
Blvd., Sebring. If you would
like more information on
insulin pumps or are a pump
wearer and would like to share
ideas and suggestions, please
join us. For more information,
contact Kathy McNeil at 414-
6444.,
* Heartland Symphony
Orchestra rehearsals from 5-
7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 34
of Avon Park South Florida
Community College auditori-
um. New members welcome.
Call conductor Bryan Johnson
at 638-7231.
* Highlands County
Adoption Support Group
meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first
Tuesday at Quality Inn &
Suites Conference Center,
6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring.
Call 382-0352.
* Highlands County Lodge
of the Order Sons and
Daughters of Italy in
America meets the first
Tuesday of each month at
Visions ADT in Sebring. The
officers meet at 6 p.m. and the
general meeting will follow at 7
p.m. Call 402-0048.
* Highlands County Quilt
Guild meets on the first and
third Tuesday of each month
at the Women's Club of
Sebring on Lakeview Drive,
across from Veterans' Beach,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call
471-0694 or e-mail sbringquil-
ter @embarqmail/. con
* Hope Hospice grief support
group meets at 4:30 p.m. at
Southern Lifestyle ALF, across
U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital
Lake Placid.


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CHALK TALK


News-Sun Sunday, May 3, 2009


SFCC student inspires

others to get involved

in their community


Special to the News-Sun -
WAUCHULA As a
young girl, -South Florida
Community College student
Erica Kilgore discovered the
thing she enjoyed doing most
was helping people. As a col-
lege student, 19-year-old
Kilgore continues to help
those who need it the most by
* volunteering, working as a
substitute teacher, interning
with Hardee County School
District psychologists, serv-
ing as the vice president of
the Hardee County Panther
Ambassadors, and inspiring
others.
She graduates Thursday
from SFCC with an associate
in arts degree with a concen-
tration in psychology.
Kilgore began volunteer-
ing when her mom suggested
she and her younger sister
spend some time helping
people in the community. Her
first experience volunteering
was with the Girl Scouts at a
nursing home where she
played the piano forthe resi-
dents during meals, and then
at a senior activity center
with her sister where they
would help set up the games.
Kilgore continued to vol-
unteer in high school through
the Key, Club and Honor
Sociity.'There she helped
tutor elementary school stu-
dent a.i. r.ticipated in toy
driv~4'f. the elementary
school,',and volunteered at
the Center for Great Apes in
Wauchula.
As. students at the SFCC
Hardee Campus, Kilgore and
her friends would travel to
the SFCC Highlands Campus
to participate in student
activities. Then one day,
SFCC psychology instructor
Dr. Brian Deery told her class
that a Student Government
Association meeting was
coming up and' that the
Hardee students should


attend.
"Dr. Deery told us we
should go and represent our-
selves," Kilgore said. It was
through that meeting that
Kilgore, along with some. fel-
low Hardee Campus students,
formed the Hardee County
Panther Ambassadors (H.C.
Panthers) Club.
In the beginning, the H.C.
Panthers' main focus was on
organizing student activities
at the.Hardee Campus instead
of traveling the long distance
to the Highlands Campus to
participate. But while asking
for and receiving donations
from the community to get
the club started, Kilgore had
an idea.
"We asked people for
donations to help us, but we
weren't giving anything
back." So Kilgore decided to
get the club involved in vol-
unteering throughout the
community. "When people
see you helping others, they
are more apt to help you."
Because Kilgore has
worked as a substitute
teacher at Zolfo Springs
Elementary School for over a
year, she recommended that
the club volunteer with the
students there. During the
holidays, club members spent
time with a first-grade class
making Christmas ornaments
and Valentine's Day cards
with an ESE class on
Valentine's Day. The H.C.
Panthers donated its own
funds so a first-grade class
could go on a field trip to the
SFCC Highlands Campus to
watch a performance of the
Young People's Theatre.
Kilgore learned of a Zolfo
Springs Elementary School
student with cerebral palsy
who needed a little extra
help, so she and the H.C.
Panthers purchased new
clothes and a back pack for
her using the club's funds.


Kindergarten Kick-
Off set at Memorial
Elementary
AVON PARK Memorial
Elementary School will have
a Kindergarten Kick-off
Open House at 6 p.m.
Thursday. Parents will be
ableto, meet this year's
kintV n teachers, get an
intro action to kindergarten,
tour, kindergartenn class-
reooidt. -learn how to pre-
pare your child over the
summer for kindergarten.
Registration will be from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday
and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Ford wins speech
contest at Heartland
Christian
SEBRING All Heartland
Christian School high school
students recently competed
in the Rotary Speech
Competition on campus.
The top six Matthew
Arnold, Ellie Arnold,
Christie Davis, Lydia Ford,
Brittany Jackson, and Aaron
Smith were selected to
speak before the Sunrise
Breakfast Rotary committee
to compete for school cham-
pion. Each speech was
between four and six min-
utes in length.
Lydia won first place and
$100, Aaron won second
place and $75, and Brittany
. placed third and won $50.
Matthew Arnold, Ellie
Arnold, Christie Davis,
Lydia Ford, Brittany
Jackson, Aaron Smith gave
speeches from 4-6 minutes
in length.
Lydia also competed at
the city-wide contest on
April 28.

Sebring High School
pool open now
SEBRING The swim-
ming pool at Sebring High
School is now open for pub-
lic swim from 6-7:30 p.m.


Courtesy photo
SFCC student Erica Kilgore serves as vice president of the
'.C. Panthers, the first student activities club located at the
SFCC Hardee Campus. Kilgore graduates from SFCC on
Thursday.


"Erica has inspired so
many students," said
Fernando Islas, student serv-
ices and H.C Panthers advi-
sor. "She has a high GPA and
is member of Phi Theta
Kappa (an international
honor society for two-year
college students). At 19 years
old, she is very mature. The
students really look up to her,.
and I believe the H.C.
Panthers will continue to be
involved in the community
even after she graduates."
Kilgore also participates in
SFCC's Cooperative
Education program for one-
credit hour with psycholo-
gists in the Hardee County
school district. Through
them, she has been able to
learn more about speech and
language therapy as well as
the ESE program in the
school district. Of course,
Kilgore did not need the one-
credit hour internship.
"I just wanted to do it."
"Following graduation
from SFCC, Kilgore will
attend the University of


Central Florida where she
plans to major in and get her
master's degree in psycholo-
gy. She would like to be a
licensed mental health coun-
selor in elementary schools.
"I want to work directly
with students who have per-
sonal, family, and mental
health issues."
"Volunteering has made
me realize how lucky I am
and that things in my life
aren't so bad," Kilgore said.
"Helping people makes me
happy, and it makes you feel
good about yourself."
Kilgore also has some
advice for other college stu-
dents who would rather do
other things than be involved
in their community.
'"They just don't know
what they are missing 'out
on."
SFCC's commencement
ceremony will be held at 6:45
p.m. Thursday in the SFCC
Panther Gym.


Courtesy photo
South Florida Community College celebrated Earth Day by
partnering with T.A.C. by Schneider Electric to help spread
awareness about the environment and saving energy. SFCC
students and employees were able to exchange paper and
plastic bags for reusable tote bags and incandescent light
bulbs for.compact fluorescent light bulbs. Dr. Kimberly
Batty-Herbert, dean, Division of Arts and Sciences, traded
her incandescent light bulb with Michelle Simon, T.A.C., for
an energy and money-saving fluorescent light bulb.


Monday-Friday and 1-3 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays..
Additional hours will be
added once school is out for
the summer.
Cost is $2 per swimmer.
Family passes are available
for $50 for the first member.
and $15 for each additional.
family member.
SHS will be offering swim
lessons this summer. Lessons
are available for all ages
(infant through adults). Two
weeks (10 days) of lessons
for $45. Four sessions to
choose from, morning and
, evening lessons available.
First session June 8-19;
second session June 22
through July 3; third session
July 6-17; and fourth session
July 20-31.
The two evenings of sign
up for lessons is from 6-8
p.m. Monday and again on
Tuesday, May 19 in the front
office at Sebring High
School.
If you cannot make these
evenings, come to the front
office of SHS beginning
Tuesday during the day (9
a.m. to 2 p.m.). The office -
secretaries will be able to
sign you up.


Questions? Call 471-5500,
ext. 229 and leave a mes-
sage.

SFCCsets Community
Education classes
AVON PARK South
Florida Community College
Community Education is
offering new classes this
summer.
Aquabics is a moderately
paced aerobic water exercise
class. Students can choose
either two or three days a
week classes. Aquacize is a
water exercise class for peo-
ple with arthritis and is sanc-
tioned by the Arthritis
Foundation. The class meets
May 4-July 31. Contact the
SFCC Community Education
department for detailed days
and times of these classes.
In the Nautilus class, afit-
ness instructor will design a
program.with the student's
goals in mind. The class
meets Monday and
Wednesday, May 3-July 31,
5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30
p.m., and the cost is $65.
Contact Lauren Redick at
453-6661, 465-5300 or 494-
7500, ext. 7388 or 7392.


LPMS Academic

Team takes highest

score in five years


Special to the News-Sun
LAKE PLACID A
small but very talented
group of seventh- and
eighth-grade students at
Lake Placid Middle School
recently achieved their
highest score in the last
five years of competitions
on the Spring Knowledge
Master Open Competition.
Out of a possible 2,000
points, they made 1,213
points by getting correct
answers' to 174 of the 200
multiple-choice questions
on the quiz.
Points were awarded
based on the speed and
accuracy of their answers.
The questions covered
all areas of science,
American and world histo-
ry, government, economics,
law, current events, litera-
ture, English grammar,


math, fine 'arts, and the
ever-popular "useless triv-
ia."
The Knowledge Master
Open was designed to stim-
ulate enthusiasm' for learn-
ing and recognition for aca-
demic accomplishment.
The contest runs on a
classroom computer, which
allows the students the
opportunity to compete in a
large academic event,
against teams from all over
the United States and the
world, without the expense
of travelling to a central
site.
Academic Hallmarks, a
Colorado publishing firm,
hosts the semi-annual
event.
Contest results and sam-
ple questions are available
at www.greatauk.com.


Courtesy photo
A small group of seventh- and eighth-grade students
from Lake Placid Middle School recently achieved the
school's highest score in the last five years of competi-
tions at the Spring Knowledge Master Open
Competition. The team included (front row, from left)
seventh-graders Jeffery Schneider, Claire LeBlanc and
Helen Moretto; (back row) sponsor Nancye Starkey,.
Jarred Thorpe, Alicen Burnett and Stephanie Rodriguez.
Not pictured are eighth-graders Kevin Colley and Victor
Lopez..


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SCHOOL MENUS


Breakfasts and lunches
being served in the
Highlands County School
District for the upcoming
week of May 4-8 include:

HIGH SCHOOLS
Monday
Breakfast Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, penne
pasta with pepperoni, gar-
lic breadstick, Mama
Sofia's cheese pizza,
Mama Sofia's pepperoni
pizza, chicken patty on
bun, Uncrustable peanut
butter and jelly sandwich,
chef salad, crispy chicken
Caesar, turkey and cheese
sub, dill stack, carrots and
dip, string cheese, french
fries, corn, assorted,
juices, strawberry fruit flip,
peach cup, glazed cinna-
mon roll, assorted fresh
fruit, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken
:biscuit, assorted cereals,
;cinnamon toast, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
:choice of milk.
* Lunch Burger on bun,
;cheeseburger, Mama
:Sofia's cheese pizza,
:Mama Sofia's pepperoni
,pizza, chicken 'patty on
:bun, Uncrustable PBJ
'sandwich, 6ven roasted
:chicken, dinner roll, chef
:salad, crispy chicken
salad, ham and cheese
sub, dill stack, tossed
%salad, green beans,,
mashed potatoes, potato
chips, chicken gravy,
string cheese, strawberry
fruit flip, assorted fresh
fruit, assorted juices,' fruit
cocktail cup, cut fresh frpit,
choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Zesty
cheesy roll-ups, hash
brown patty, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Lunch Mama Sofia's
cheese pizza, 'Mama
Sofia's pepperoni pizza,
hot and spicy chicken
sandwich, Uncrustable
PBJ sandwich, chef salad,
turkey and cheese sub,
corn dog, baked beans,
dill stack, carrots and dip,
string cheese, potato
chips, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, cocoa
clodhoppers, choice of
milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
Pizza, hash brown patty,
assorted cereals, cinna-
mon tQast, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, choice
of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,'
cheeseburger, Mama
:Sofia's cheese pizza,
[Mama Sofia's pepperoni
pizza, chicken patty on
jun, Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, chicken enchi-
,adas, salsa,, yellow rice,
chef salad, crispy chicken
Caesar, ham and cheese
sub, dill stack, augratin
potatoes, potato chips,
orange glazed carrots,
string cheese, tossed
salad, assorted juices,
strawberry fruit flip, assort-
ed fresh fruit, fruit cocktail
cup, cut fresh fruit, choice
of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage
biscuit, assorted cereals,
string cheese, assorted
fresh fruit, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
Cheeseburger, Mama


Sofia's cheese pizza,
Mama Sofia's pepperoni
pizza, chicken patty on
bun, Uncrustable PBJ
sandwich, chicken
nuggets, dinner roll, chef
salad, crispy chicken


salad,- turkey and cheese
sub, dill stack, carrots and
dip, string cheese, assort-
ed juices, french fries,
green beans, peach cup,
assorted juices, peach
cup, assorted fresh fruit,
strawberry fruit flip, sweet
potato cake, choice of
milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Monday .
Breakfast Pancakes,
sausage patty, assorted
cereals, MaxStix, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk. Breakfast
on the Patio: Sausage bis-
cuit, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken
patty on bun, chef salad,
chicken Caesar salad,
turkey 'and cheese sub,
penne pasta, with pepper-
oni, garlic breadstick, dill
stack, seasoned potato
cubes,. assorted juices,
corn, string cheese, peach
cup, assorted fresh fruit,
glazed cinnamon roll,
choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakfast Chicken
biscuit, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk. Breakfast
on the Patio: Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
,Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken
tenders, dinner roll, ham
and cheese sub, chef
salad, crispy chicken
salad, oven roasted chick-
en, dill stack, mashed
potatoes, chicken gravy,
carrots and dip, green
beans, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, cut
fresh fruit,' fruit cocktail
cup, choice of milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast -- Zesty
cheesy roll-ups, hash
brown patty, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast,
assorted juices, assorted
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Breakfast on the -Patio:,
Assorted cereal bars,
assorted juices, choice of
milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, hot and
spicy chicken sandwich,
chef salad, corn dog,
baked beans, carrots and
dip, dill stack, string
cheese, assorted juices,
assorted fresh fruit, cocoa
clodhoppers, potato chips,
choice of milk.
Thursday
Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, assorted
juices, assorted fresh fruit,
choice of milk. Breakfast
on the Patio: Chicken bis-
cuit, assorted juices,
choice of milk.
Lunch Burger on bun,
cheeseburger, chicken
patty on bun, ham and
cheese sub, chef salad,
chicken Caesar salad,
chicken enchiladas, salsa,
yellow rice, dill stack,
orange glazed carrots,
assorted juices, carrots
and dip, assorted fresh
fruit, fruit cocktail cup, cut
fresh fruit, choice of milk.
Friday
Breakfast Sausage
biscuit, assorted cereals,


juice, milk.
Lunch- Uncrustable
PBJ sandwich, turkey chef
salad, porn" dog nuggets,
potato puffs, baked beans,
pineapple cup, cinnamon
bears, very berry juice bar,
Choice of milk.
Thursday
Bl B 'Breakfast Breakfast
pizza, Iassorted cereals,.
cinnar4on toast, chilled
fruit juices, banana, choice
of milk. Breakfast in the
il_- Classroom: French Toast
Crisp Strip, string cheese,
sausage biscuit, banana,
chocolate milk.
string cheese, assorted Lunch Uncrustable
juices, assorted fresh fruit, PBJ sandwich, ham chef
choice of milk. Breakfast salad, MaxStix, dipping
on the Patio: Sausage bis- sauce, blueberry cup, car-
cuit, assorted juices, rots and dip, glazed cinna-
choice of milk. mon roll, chilled fruit
Lunch Burger on bun, juices, very berry juice bar,
cheeseburger, chicken choice of milk.
tenders, dinner roll, turkey Friday
and cheese sub, chef Breakfast Sausage
salad, crispy chicken
salad, Mama Sofia's ,,. -
cheese pizza, Mama ;"' ,
Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ^ ..
dill stack, tossed salad,
carrots and dip, potato
chips, string cheese,
assorted juices, assorted ;
fresh fruit, .peach cup,
Carnival chip cookie, T f 4
choice of milk. ..

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS .w th-'Ilf
Monday
Breakfast French
toast sticks, sausage
patty, assorted cereals, -
string cheese, chilled fruit
juices, apple, choice of k- "
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Fruity -
Cheerios cereal, string
cheese, apple juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly
sandwich, turkey chef
salad, chicken nuggets,
dinner, roll, mashed pota-
toes, chicken gravy, chilled W
fruit juices, green beans,
sliced pears, very berry
juice bar, choice of milk.
Tuesday
Breakast- Chickeh AN INZ
biscuit, assorted cereals,
cinnamon toast, chilled
fruit juices, pineapple cup, .
choice of milk. Breakfastin
the Classroom: Egg and i,
cheese biscuit, strawberry "/ f
banana up yogurt, honey m-
bear crackers, apple, /
chocolate milk. //
Lunch Uncrustable /RY1/
PBJ sandwich, turkey chef
salad, penne pasta with /'
pepperoni, garlic bread- I Et,
stick, broccoli with cheese,
applesauce, chilled fruit "
juices, very berry juice bar,
cinnamon bears, choice of .
milk.
Wednesday
Breakfast Stuffed
strawberry pretzel, hash
brown patty, assorted
cereals, cinnamon toast,
chilled fruit juices, man-
darin oranges, choice of
milk. Breakfast in the
Classroom: Strawberry
banana up yogurt, honey
bear crackers, egg and
cheese biscuit, grape i


biscuit, assorted cereals,
string cheese, chilled fruit
juices, fresh Florida
oranges, choice of milk.
Breakfast in the
Classroom: Sausage bis-
cuit, French Toast Crisp
Strip, string cheese, apple
juice, milk.
Lunch Uncrustable
PBJ sandwich, turkey chef
salad,. chicken eggroll,
vegetable fried rice, baby
lima beans, chilled fruit
juices, tossed salad, very
berry juice bar, chocolate
pudding, choice of milk.

KINDERGARTEN
LEARNING CENTER
Monday
Lunch Uncrustable
peanut butter and jelly
sandwich, chicken
nuggets, dinner roll,
mashed potatoes, chicken
gravy, green beans, sliced
pears, choice of milk.


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Wednesday
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PBJ sandwich, corn dog
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sauce cup, choice of milk.
Thursday
Lunch Uncrustable
PBJ sandwich, MaxStix,
dipping sauce, blueberry
cup, carrots and dip,
glazed cinnamon roll,
choice of milk.
Friday
Lunch Uncrustable
PBJ sandwich, chicken
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rice, baby lima beans,
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Practicing water conservation should be a full-time effort


Water
Water, water,
what would we
do
If we had to do
without you!
Imagine a
playground with-
out any grass
There'd be no
showers, there'd
be no baths!
So, at home
and at school
Let us make a


special rule:
Save it for me
Save it for you
Save it for our future
Now, that would be cool!
By Daniel Ward
4th Grade

In her poem entitled "Water,"
fourth-grader Daniel Ward has
made a real and meaningful state-
ment that we all need to pay atten-
tion to. Water is essential to life on
earth. We need water to grow food,
keep clean, provide power, control
fire, and last but not least, we need
it to stay alive! Water conservation
is the most cost-effectiye and envi-


ronmentally sound way to reduce
our demand for water.
There is good news and bad
news about the state of our water
supply today. Many areas on the
planet Earth are experiencing
severe water shortages and
drought. Water, being a non-renew-
able resource, is essential to our
existence.
April was Water Conservation
Month, however, we need to prac-
tice water conservation all year
round. There are so many way that
you can save water daily without a
lot of effort on your part. One of
the first things you can practice is
obeying the water restriction rules
that Southwest Florida Water
Management has put in place.
Properties are to be watered only
once a week. If your property is
less than two acres then you can
water only during the hours of 6
p.m. and 8 a.m. Irrigation days for
residences are regulated by house
numbers. If your house number
ends in a 0 or 1 you water on
Monday; if it ends with 2 or 3 you
water on Tuesday; 4 or 5 is
Wednesday; 6 or 7 is Thursday and
8 or 9 is Friday.
The Natural Resource


Conservation Service offers the
following tips and information
regarding the important subject of
water conservation:
"Simple ways of reducing the
amount of water used for irrigation
include growing xeriphytic species
(plants that are adapted to dry con-
ditions), mulching, adding water
retaining organic matter to the soil,
and installing windbreaks and
fences to slow winds and reduce
evapotranspiration. Watering in the
early morning before the sun is
intense helps reduce the water lost
from evaporation. Installing rain
. gutters and collecting water from
downspouts also helps reduce
water use.
"Trickle irrigation and drip irri-


gation systems help reduce water
use and meet the needs of plants.
With these methods, very small
amounts of water are supplied to ,
the base of the plants. Since the
water is applied directly to the soil,
rather than onto the plant, evapora-
tion from leaf surfaces is reduced.
The water is also placed where it
will do the most good, rather than
sprayed over the entire garden."
To do your part and conserve
precious water for future genera-
tions, consider taking the "conser-
vation challenge." Southwest
Florida Water Management District
challenges cfiildren and adults
alike to take the pledge and reduce
water use by 10 gallons a day. If
every person were to strive to meet
this challenge, think of the amount
of water that could be saved.
Here is their challenge. See how
much water you can save. Are you
up to the challenge?
Take shorter showers = four
gallons per minute.
Fix a leaky faucet or toilet =
5 to 200 gallons per day
Use a broom instead a water
hose to clean the driveway and
sidewalks = nine gallons per
minute


Adjust sprinklers so they
water only lawn and plant areas -
not driveways, sidewalks and
streets
Install water-saving sprin-
klers and a rain sensor to override
the sprinkler system when it rains.
Encourage family, friends and
neighbors to conserve water.
Only run the dishwasher
when it is full = 12 gallons per
load.
When taking a bath, close the
drain before turning on the water
and only fill the tub half way = 18
gallons vs. 36 gallons (full tub).
Throw tissues, bugs and other
trash in the wastebasket, not the
toilet = four gallons per flush.
Turn off the faucet while
washing hands or face = four gal-
lons per minute.
Wait until there is a full bas-
ket of laundry before running the
laundry machine = 43 gallons per
load.

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


PLACES To WORSHIP


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


APOSTOLIC

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


ASSEMBLY OF GOD

* Christ .Fellowship Church
(Assembly of God), 2935 New
Life Way. Bearing His lame;
Preaching His Doctrine; and
Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping
God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday
School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship,
10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30
p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m.
Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-
0924.
, Crossroads Community
Church, 114 South Central Ave.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 453-
4453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday Children's Church:
10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible
Study and Youth/Royal Explorers,
7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas.
* First Assembly of God, 4301
Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev.
Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday
School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship
and KIDS Church, .11 a.m.;
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Family Night, (Adult
Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group,
Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30
p.m. Phone 385-6431.


BAPTIST

I. Avon Park Lakes Baptist
Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd.,
Avon Park, FL 33825. George Hall,
Pastor. Christ centered and bibli-
cally based. Sunday worship serv-
ices, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Nursery facilities are available.
Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday
and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer
Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible
classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered
for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m.
Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556.
* Bethany Baptist Church
(GARBC) We are located at the
corner of SR17 and C-17A.(truck
route) in Avon Park. Join us
Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for cof-
fee and doughnuts, followed with
Bible Study Classes at 9:30.
Sunday morning worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m., and an
evening worship service is at 6
p.m.. On Wednesdays, the
AWANA program and the Word of
Life teen ministry begin at 6:30 PM.
The adult Bible and Prayer Time
begins at 7 p.m.. For more Informa-
tion go to www.bethanybap
tlstap.com or call the church office
at 863-452-1136.
* Faith Missionary Baptist
Church, off State Road 17 North of
Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday
Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation
available. Ken Lambert, Pastor.
Phone 386-5055.
* Fellowship Baptist Church,
1000 Maxwell St., Avon Park, FL


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


by calling 655-1878. For informa-
tion about the church or the min-
istries offered, call 655-1878.
First Baptist Church, Sebring,
200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL
33870. Telephone; 385-5154. A.R.
Fugan, interim pastor; Rev. David.
Thomas, associate pastor music
and senior adults; Rev. Joe Delph,
minister of youth and activities.
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
Evening. Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
/ children, youth and adults from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Preschool and
Mother's Day Out for children age
6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky
Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704.
m Florida Avenue Baptist
Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon
Park. Mailing address is 710 W.
Bell St., Avon Park, FL 33825.
.Telephone, 453-5339: Rev. John D.
Girdley, pastor. Sunday School,
9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11
a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church;
Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday night programs for
children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
independent Baptist Church,
5704 County Road 17 South,
Sebring, FL 33876; Sunday
School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship,
.10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Fundamental, soul-winning, mis-
sion-minded, King James Bible
Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone
655-1899. Bus transportation.
Leisure Lakes Baptist Church,
808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just
off of Miller at the west end of Lake.
June) "Where' the old fashion
gospel is preached." Sunday
School begins at 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.;
Sunday Evenihg Service Is at 6
p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting
and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the
church at 699-0671 for more infor-
mation.
Maranatha Baptist Church
(GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east
of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle
Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9
a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.;
Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week
service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily
Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m.,
Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald
Webber and Associate Pastor Stan
Mohr. Phone 382-4301.
Parkway Free Will Baptist
Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870. Welcome to the
church where the "Son" always
shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and
Wednesday Evening Worship, 7
p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6
p.m. on the last Sunday of each
month. The Rev. John D. Cave,
pastor. Church phone: 382-3552.
Home phone: 452-5868. Affiliated
with the National Association of
Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn.
Sparta Road Baptist Church,
(SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev.
Winfred White, interim pastor.
Sunday school, 9:45'a.m.; Sunday
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday
Evening Worship, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 7
p.m.; Choir practice, 6 p.m.
Nursery provided. For information,
call 382-0869.
Southside Baptist Church
(GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave.,
Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;
Chuck Pausley, Youth Pastor;
Ralph 0. Burns, Assistant to the
Pastor. Sunday School for all ages,
9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship
Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening
Worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Awana kindergarten through fifth
grade, 6:30 p.m.; Youth Meeting for


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


CATHOLIC

0 Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, 595 East Main St., Avon
Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas
McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil
Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7
p.m. in Spanish; 8 and 10:30 a.m.
in English and 6 p.m. Teen Mass.
Weekdays at 8 a.m. Confessions
are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Religious Education Classes are 9-
10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K
through 7th. Confirmation class is
at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
* St. Catherine Catholic Church,
820 Hickory St., Sebring (mailing
address: Parish Office, 882 Bay
St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049.
Rev. Jose Gonzalez, Pastor.
Masses Saturday Vigil: 3:30 and
5 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9, and 10:30
a.m. and noon Spanish Mass.
Confessions: 2:30-2:15 p.m.
Saturday and 7:15-7:45 a.m. on
First Friday or on request. Daily
Masses, 8 a.m. and noon Monday-
Friday. Enroll your students grades
K3 through second grade in
Catholic School. Faith Formation
Classes for grades kindergarten
through fifth, from 9-10:15 Sundays
in the Parish Hall. The Edge
Program for grades sixth through
eighth, from 6-7:30- p.m
Wednesday in the Youth Center.
Life Teen for high school students
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday in
the Youth Center.. Adult Faith
Formation classes from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday in the Youth Center.
Choir rehearsal from 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday in church. Robert
Gillmore, Director of Music.
* St. James Catholic Church,
3380 Placi~dview Drive, Lake
Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael
J. Cannon. Mass schedule:
Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) -
Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8
a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9
a.m. December thru Easter -
Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.,
9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9
a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30
a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9
a.m.


CHRISTIAN

* Eastside Christian Church,
101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL
33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27
on County Road 621), 465-7065.
Stephen Bishop, pastor. Sunday:
Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship
Celebration with the Lord's Supper
each week 10:15 a.m. Youth
Church with Martha Crosbie, direc-
tor at 10:40 a.m. Sophia Bishop,
secretary; Thelma Hall, organist;
and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:
Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;
"Building God's Kingdom for
Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,
Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth
the Drive!"
* Sebring Christian Church,
4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher;


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


CHRISTIAN.&
MISSIONARY
ALLIANCE

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


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Christian Science Church, 146
N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Morning Worship and Sunday
School. Testimonial meetings at 4
p.m. each second and fourth
Wednesday. A free public Reading
Room, located at the church, is
open before and after church serv-
ices on Sunday and Wednesdays
and by appointment. The Bible and
the Christian Science textbook,
"Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures" by Mary Baker
Eddy are our only preachers. All
are welcome to come and partake
of the comfort, guidance, support
and healing found in the lesson-
sermons.


CHURCH OF
BRETHREN

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Avon Park Church of Christ,
200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL


33825. Minister: Larry Roberts.
Sunday Worship. Services, 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities
are available at every service. Bible
Study: Sunday, 19:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered
classes for all ages. Church phone:
453-4692.
* Sebring Parkway Church of
Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway,
Sebring, FL 33870; 385-7443. We
would like to extend an invitation
for you and your family to visit with
us here at Sebring Parkway. Our
hours of service are: Sunday Bible
Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship
Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening
Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible
Class, 7 p.m.

CHURCH OF
NAZARENE

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


CHURCHES OF
CHRIST IN
CHRISTIAN UNION

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


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Prep for far less interesting evenings, Taurus


4 aaw f


Aries (March 21-April 20) There is
a lot of focus on work or school related
matters this week, Aries. But don't
worry, it won't all be about the daily
grind the next few days. There's room
for fun.
Taurus (April 21-May 21) This
week knowing when to stop will be a
good thing, Taurus. Many influences
will dominate your next couple of days.
The evenings will be far less interesting.
Gemini (May 22-June 21) You may
find you're stuck on how to handle a sit-
uation, Gemini. One part of you is warm
and emotional, the other part wants it
done cool-headed and logically.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Romance
will add a little zing to your week,
Cancer. But some mixed signals could
slow down the progression of something
fun. Be patient and it'll work out..
Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, you will
say the right things at the right time.
Thank your amazing charisma, which is
in the spotlight all week. If you're trying
to impress someone, do it soon.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,


HOROSCOPE


some lingering matters must be dealt
with. But have faith that there is a light
at the end of the tunnel. Keeping a level
head is the key all week.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, pos-
itive vibes that start off early in the
week are overshadowed by negative
ones later in the week. This week' you
need to recognize and admit your limits.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,
you need a cool, composed approach to
figure out what you want to accomplish
this week. You've been blocked by a lot
of confusion lately.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
- Money matters may improve slightly
this week, Sagittarius. However, they
will quickly take -a dip once again. Curb
spending as much as. you can.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -
Something pops up that-has an effect on


your relationship or emotional health,
Capricorn. Let logic come into play and
you'll work through any obstacles.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) -
Aquarius, a friend or colleague may
behave erratically and you won't know
what to make of the situation. Don't let
unpredictable behavior take you off
course.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,
your patience, levels are at an all-time
low this week. You're doing all you can
to make it through unscathed.


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BIRTHIDA Y5


May 3 Frankie Valli, singer, 75;
May 4 Randy Travis, singer, 50; May
5 Tina Yothers, actress, 36; May 6
-Tom Bergeron, TV host, 54; May 7
- Breckin Meyer, actor, 35; May 8
- Melissa Gilbert, actress, 45; May 9
- Rosario Dawson, actress, 30.


PLACES To WORSHIP


EPISCOPAL

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


GRACE BRETHREN

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


INTERDENOMINATIONAL

* World Harvest and Restoration
Ministries, (non-denominational)
2200 N. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL
S33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 453-
*3771. Sunday service: Sunday
School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11
a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m.
prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor:
W.H. Rogers.


JEWISH

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

LUTHERAN

* Atonement Lutheran Church


(ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview
Drive., Sebring. The Rev. Felice A.
Johnson, pastor. Jim Helwig,
organist/choir director. Holy
I Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Parish Choir
at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday; and
Mary/Martha Circle meets at noon
first Tuesday for lunch. Phone 385-
0797.
Christ Lutheran Church Avon
Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2
mile east of Avon Park .High
School. Sunday Divine Worship is
at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is cel-
ebrated every week with traditional
Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs
of praise. Fellowship time with cof-
fee and refreshments follows wor-
ship. Come worship and fellowship
with us. For information, call Pastor
Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see
christ/utheranavonpark.org.
Faith Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 2740 Lakeview Drive,
Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848,
Faith's Closet phone: 385-2782.
Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann
Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship serv-
ices: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday
School for children and adult Bible
classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise
worship service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Communion is served the
first and third and fifth Sunday of
the month. Sunday worship service
is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8
a.m. each Sunday. Educational
opportunities include weekly adult
Bible studies. Special worship serv-
-ices are on Thanksgiving Eve,
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
and Easter. Midweek services are
during Advent and Lent. Faith's
Closet Resale Shop is open to the
community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 9 a,m.
to noon Saturday. The Closet is
closed Mondays. All are warmly
welcome in the family of faith.
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church (AALC) American
Association of Lutheran
Churches, 4348 Schumacher
Road, Sebring, one mile west of
Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor.
Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m.
Nursery provided. Social activities:
Choir, Missions, Evangelism.
Phone 385-1163.
New Life Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a
Congregation of the Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (ELS) In fellowship
with the Wisconsin Evangelical
Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday
Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9
a.m. For more information, call
Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or
visit the Web site at .www.new//fe
sebring.com.
Resurrection Lutheran Church
ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon
Park. Pastor: Rev. John C.
Grodzinski. Holy Eucharist, 9:30
a.m. Sunday; Coffee and fellowship
hour follow the service. Midweek
Frangrance Free Wednesday wor-
ship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office
phone number is 453-6858.
Trinity Lutheran Church -
LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake
Placid, FL 33852; 465-5253. The
Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and
Noel Johnson, youth and family life.
Worship schedule for December
through Easter: Worship service 8
and 11 a.m.; Communion services,
first and third Sundays; (Children's
Church, 11 a.m. only); and
Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship
schedule for summer through fall:
Worship service, 9 a.m.;
Communion services, first and third
Sunday; Education Hour 10:30
a.m. Additional services: Lent and
Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy
Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.;
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve,
Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship
activities: Youth Group, Senior
Citizens, Younger Side Adults,
Ladies Missionary League, Ladies
Guild, Small group studies as
scheduled. Music: Choir and hand
chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5
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years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. License:
C14H10020: Susan Norris, direc-
tor. Visit us online at: www vchurch-
es.comrnriity/utheran/p.


NON-DENOMINATIONAL

* Bible Fellowship Church, 3750
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33872. Sunday: First Worship serv-
ice and Sunday school, 9 a.m.;
Second Worship service and
Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. A nurs-
ery is provided for children up to 2
years old. Evening: Junior and
Senior Youth, 6 p.m. and evening
service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Youth, 5-8 p.m. Children (3 years to
fifth grade), 5:50-7:30 p.m. Adult
classes, 6:30 p.m.; Prayer time,
6:30 p.m. Dr. Eugene Bengtson,
pastor; Todd Patterson, associate
pastor. Church office 385-1024.
* Calvary Church, 1825
Hammock Road,. Sebring, FL
33872; 386-4900. An independent
community church. Sunday morn-
ing worship, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study,.
10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible studies, 6:30
a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small
friendly church waiting for your
visit.
* Christian Training Ministries
Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off
County Road 17 on Simpson
Avenue. Sunday service is at 10
a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7
p.m., A nursery and children's
church are provided. The church is
part of Christian International
' Ministries Network, a full gospel,
non-denominational ministry. Linda
M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-
9195, lindad owning @hotmal. com.
Casey L. Downing, associate min-
ister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown
Ing@hotmall.com. Web site is
www.chAstiantralingmnistries.net
* Grace Bible Church, 4541
Thunderbird Road, (second church
on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone,
382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior
pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30
p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m.
(ASL), 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m.
Grace Bible Academy Adult
Investigating Truth; first and third
Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15
p.m.; Wednesday, Children's &
Youth Programs, 6 p.m.;
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College
Ministry. wwwGBCconnected.org
* Highlands Community Church,
a casual contemporary church,
meets at 3005 New Life Way.
Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10
a.m. Nursery and Kid's World
classes. Small groups meet
throughout the week. Church
phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A.
Linhart.
* Union Congregational Church,
106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL
33825. Sunday worship services
are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15
a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m.
(contemporary) in the main sanctu-
ary. Sunday school for all ages is at
9:15 a.m. We also offer
Wednesday and Saturday services
at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respective-
ly. Nursery/child care is available
for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill
Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web
page at www.weareunion.org. All
teachings are taken from the
Manufacturer's Handbook The
Holy Bible. Come join us.
* Unity Life Enrichment Centre,
new location, 10417 Orange
Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL
33875; 471-1122; e-mail
unity@vistanet.net. Web site,
www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Celebration Service,
Nursery and Children's Church.
Weekly Classes, Christian
Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer
Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.
Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior
minister transforming lives from
ordinary to extraordinary.
* Visions- Christian Community
Church, 105 Jim Rodgers Ave.,
Avon Park (In the historical build-


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


PRESBYTERIAN

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


Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98,
Sebring, FL 33876. Sunday School,
9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.
Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the
second Thursday of the month,
September through June. Board of
Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first
Monday of the month. Choir
rehearses at 7 p.m. each
Wednesday, September through
April. Presbyterian Women meet at
10 a.m. the third Thursday of the
.month. Pastor: The Rev. Kathryn
Treadway. Organist: Richard
Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan
Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;
e-mail, spring/akepc@embarq-
ma.comrn, Web site,
http.//s/pc.presbychurch.org.


SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST

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


THE CHURCH OF
LATTER DAY SAINTS

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


THE SALVATION
ARMY

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


UNITED METHODIST

* First United Methodist Church,
105 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870.
The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor.
Traditional Worship Service at
10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary,
Contemporary Worship in the FLC


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


UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST

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


VINEYARD

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









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ARTS & LEISURE


News-Sun Sunday, May 3, 2009


Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK Avon Park
Library, 100 N. Museum
Ave., will show the following
films at 2 p.m. Saturday dur-
ing the month of May:
+ May 9 "Bullets Over
Broadway," directed by
Woody Allen in 1994, 99
minutes. For some reason
Woody Allen for me is
always at his best when he
does not appear in his films.
This is an extremely funny
work replete with wonderful
1920s stereotyped characters
from the theater and the
gangster world. The women,
Diane Wiest and Jennifer
Tilly, dominate the humor
although others ably abet
them. Briefly the story is of a
gangster-backed drama insur-
ing an opportunity for the
gangster's girlfriend to
appear on the Broadway
stage. One can easily imagine
the difficulties that ensue.
Rated PG. There is some off-


'Pets The
Spice of Life'
National Pet
Week May 3-9

Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING Every
year during the first week
of May is time celebrate
the human bond we have
with our pets.
Anderson's Animal
Clinic's goal to promote
responsible pet ownership
and public awareness of
veterinary medicine.
During the week there
will be door prizes and
giveaways, daily specials
and a photo contest.
Spice of your pet's life
and join the clinic for a
day of fun on Saturday,
May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., at Anderson Animal
Clinic, 11751 Twitty
Road in Sebring.
Wagon and pony
rides by V I P Custom
Carriage
Free nail trims by
Dog Designs by Dana
Heartland and
Horses Handicapped Inc.
Animal control
Free hot-dogs and
drinks. Pets welcome.
Dogs on a leash please.
We will be taking pictures
throughout the day.
Pictures will go in our Pet
Week photo album to be
displayed.
Call 655-3155.


camera violence and some
adult language.
May 16 "Witness,"
directed by Peter Weir in
1985, 112 minutes. An
engrossing film that illu-
mines three themes: a fasci-
nating cop thriller, a forbid-
den romance and a modern-
day clash of cultures.
Harrison Ford plays a Philly
cop who must protect an 8-
year-old Amish boy who has
witnessed a drug-related
murder. Cloistered by her
religion, Kelly McGillis, the
boy's mother, glimpses in the
Ford character a previously
unthought-of and definitely
unreligious interest. The
film's exploration into Amish
society is fascinating. Rated
R for violence, profanity and
nudity.
May 23 "Fame,"
directed by Alan Parker in
1980, 130 minutes. The story
is one of talented young peo-
ple hungry for recognition


and adulation who attend
New York City's High School
for the Performing Arts. It is
filled with their trials, tribu-
lations and triumphs. The
film has interesting music
and an upbeat ending. Rated
R.
+ May 30 'Duel in the
Sun," directed by King Vidor
in 1946, 130 minutes. This
film was pretty lusty stuff for
1946. Gregory Peck and
Jennifer Jones hotly snog-
ging away in the desert was
an interesting eye-opener in
that time. The story is of a
huge southwestern ranch
owned by Lionel Barrymore.
His two sons, Peck and
Joseph Cotton couldn't be
more antagonistically differ-
ent except for one thing: they
both love the wild half-
Indian girl, Pearl (Jennifer
Jones). This is one of the
classics in the western genre
and should not be missed. No
rating.


Cardboard chair


Courtesy photo
South Florida Community College's Drafting and Technical
Drawing class competed in its annual cardboard chair com-
petition April 16. The chairs had to be made only out of
cardboard, lightweight and easy to move, had to hold at
least 200 pounds, and could not cost more than $27 to
make. Four teams of students participated. The competing
teams were Recliners R Us, So-G, Extreme Gaming Chairs,
Inc., and DBM, Inc. Logan Morris, Jimmy Zingler, and
Elliot Colby of Extreme Gaming Chairs, Inc. placed first
with their chair complete with a built in speaker system.


Attend the Church of Your Choice!


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the prophet, and the oil flowed until she ran out of
jars to pour it into. There was more than enough oil
to sell to pay the debt, with plenty of money left over
for herself and her children to live on.

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have. Give God wha' possess and let Him
multiply it back to yot may be like the widow
with a pot of oil, facing t you cannot pay. You
may be like Samson, nothing in your hand
but a jawbone, watc thousand Philistines
advance. They offered he little they had, and
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during the Avon Park Mall Festival in March. The prizes were given away in a raffle
during the festival. Louis Weis presents an original oil painting won by Barbara Jahn of.
Avon Park during that raffle.



Auditions set for 'Smokey Joe's Cafe'


By CATHY SCHREIMA
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING -Auditions for "Smokey Joe's
Cafe" begin at Highlands Little Theatre on
Monday, May 11. A number of singers and
dancers with great stage presence are need-
ed for the production slated for the stage
Aug. 21 to Sept. 6.
The 1995 Tony Award winning musical
marked more than 2,000 performances on
the Broadway stage. The show includes
many rock and roll standards and blues
songs written by Jerry Lieber and Mike
Stoller.
The New York production closed on Jan.
16, 2000 making "Smokey Joe's Cafe" the
.longest running musical revue in
Broadway's history. The final performance
was filmed and released on a DVD in 2001.
Co-directors of the HLT show are
Jennifer Westergom and Melanie Boulay.
Westergom said," 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' is
a fantastic '50s and '60s musical review of
the songs of Lieber and Stoller. It is a fast
paced show with plenty of opportunities for
local actors to showcase their personalities


through fun music. We are thrilled to be
directing such an exciting show."
The show's songs include "Poison Ivy",
"On Broadway," "Yakety Yak," "Charlie
Brown," "Hound Dog," "There Goes My
Baby" and "Treat Me Nice" among many
other classic favorites.
Auditions will be held in Highlands Little
Theatre's Drs. Thakkar Pavilion on the for-
lowing dates:
6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11 -
women singers only.
6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 men
singers only.
6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 -
men and women singers and dancers.
+ 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 direc-
tors will have call backs.
"We hope lots of people will turn out for
the auditions," Westergom said. "This show
is going to be lots of fun."
For more information e-mail Boulay at
melboulay@visanet.net or Westergom at
jwestergom@hotmiiail.com or just show up
at the auditions.,


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Ken Ludwig's
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"Mischief, Mayhem and Laughter abound"
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seriousness, he throws a verbal banana peel, a pun or a double .
entendre on the path...Side splitting humor."
The Boston Globe

"Shakespeare In Hollywood is deliciously inventive, poignant
and funny, sophisticated and silly, high brow and low brow...a
hilarious delight." The Baltimore Sun

"A fast, funny, entertaining night" NBC

"Shakespeare In Hollywood will charm your socks off"
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By CRISnNA BOLLNG
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f ennis and Elizabeth Chen were
looking for a happy medium.
They wanted to make their home as
danger-free as possible for son Ethan,
but not turn it into a bare, stripped-
down space where baby has free reign.
The Chens called in the reinforcements
and asked babyproofing expert Mike
Bost. owner of Palmetto Childproofing,
based in Fort Mill, S.C.. for help.
"I want my child to have some sense
of "no,"' Elizabeth Chen said.
Bost agreed. "But let's do create a
'yes' environment" in part of the house,
he said, so the couple won't be saying
"no" all the time. Consider


treating one entire room as a big
playpen. "There is a balance."
The American Academy of
Pediatrics says home accidents are a
leading cause of death among children
in the U.S., accounting for about 2.800
deaths each year.
Bost said his company's prices vary.
but an initial $45 consultation fee is
credited to products and services if
clients hire Palmetto Childproofing
to do the work.
He roamed the Chens' home.
pointing out potential dangers.
Here are some of his
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Latch all cabinets and drawers below the counter
level. Bost recommends and installs a type of latch that allows
you to open'the cabinet a little, depress a small plastic arm and
then fully open the cabinet or drawer. He recommends latching
all the cabinets, not just those with breakable or hazardous con-
tents. Even if a cabinet holds only pots and pans, parents will tire
of 'atn Jdsin-and out.
SmThe Chens have a microwave built into a lower cabi-
net. That's a great space-saving trick but not great for a tod-
dler who loves to push buttons and see his reflection in the glass
microwave door. The solution: Hiring a cabinetmaker to put a
cabinet door in front of the microwave so parents can close off
the oven from a little one's grasp.
Remove rows of cookbooks and other kitchen knick-
knacks from low, open shelves in the kitchen. Because par-
ent and child will likely be spending lots of time in the kitchen
during meal preparation, it's simply easier to remove these ,
things rather than constantly picking up after a toddler.
0 Secure your pantry. Besides the hassle caused by kids get-
ting into boxes of cereal or noodles, falling cans or broken wine
bottles could cause real injuries. Use a knob cover if the pantry has
a door you can close. In the Chens' case, the pantry is accessible
through two French doors. Bost recommended an overhead double
door lock that slides in place to keep the doors from opening.
Keep pet food and water bowls out of reach. While
probably not toxic, dog food can pose a choking hazard to a small
child, said Bost, who owned a childproofing company in San
Diego with his wife, Kim, before they returned to their native
South Carolina. Just an inch of water in a dog's or cat's water
dish can be a drowning hazard, he said. Besides, do parents really
want their kids drinking from Rover's slobbery dish?


Want to know more?
i'Palmetto Childproofing offers safety tips and links to
other helpful Web sites: www.palmettochildproofing.com.
-Childproofing tips from the American Academy of
Pediatrics via Medem's Medical Library:
www.medem.comnmedlib/artlcle/ZZZPDGWYR7C.


Oathroo0* ,
M As In the kitchen, latch'bathroom cabinets and draw-
ers below cabinet level. P.ay kcial attention to drawers and
cabinets that contain medicines and other toxic supplies such as
toilet bowl cleaner or nail polish remover.
Install toilet locks to'keep toddlers' hands, mouths
and toys out of the commode. Locks keep the lid from being
lifted, yet are easy for adults t6 get on and off.
Consider a spout coyer for the spigot in the tub. Bost
installs a type that not only cushions the spout in case a child
bumps it with his head, but also has a built-in thermometer that
changes color as the water gets hotter.


Miscellaneous
The Chens had celebrated Ethan's first birthday the weekend
before Bost visited, and colorful Mylar balloons were still tied to
Ethan's booster seat, their long strings dangling to the ground.
Cut the strings, Bost warned, because Ethan could accidental-
ly wrap them around his neck. And when the balloons start to
deflate, throw them out, he said. Deflated balloons could pose a
choking hazard.
"Make sure you start developing an eye for stuff like this,"
Bost told the Chens.
Throw away dry-cleaning bags as soon as you pick up your
dry cleaning, he warned. Kids easily can become tangled in the
flimsy plastic sheeting, and their airways can become blocked if
they inhale the bag.

Dr. Vincent lannelli offers detailed steps to childproofing
your home on About.com: http://pediatrics.about.comlodl
safetylss/ahlldproofing.htm.
Home Safety Council:
www.homesafetycouncil.orgistartsafe/Index.aspx.
WebMD: www.webmd.com/parenting/childproof-
home.


Living spaces
N Plug all electrical outlets in rooms where your child will
be roaming. Bost recommends spring-loaded outlet covers for out-
lets that get lots of use. The small plastic plugs commonly used are
OK for outlets that are rarely used, he says. But they can be tricky
to pry out, and parents often don't bother putting them back in
every time they use an outlet. Spring-loaded covers slide over the
outlet's openings when the outlet isn't in use.
Don't letwindow blind cords dangle. If you open the
blinds often or have cords that fall less than 4 feet from fh e floor.
attach a small plastic cleat at least 4 feet up the wall and wrap the
cord around the cleat. Dangling cords could pose a strangulation
hazard.
Are the houseplants poisonous? Many are toxic if a child
chews or eats a leaf, so if you don't know what kind of plants you
have, take them to a nursery for identification. Then visit
www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/ce/king/PoisPlant for a list of
poisonous plants and their toxicity class.
Examine your furniture for sharp edges or tip-over
potential. If furniture has sharp comers, a padded comer cover
could prevent an injury. If you have a big, heavy TV, consider strap-
ping it to the table it sits on.
Check out the doorstops. The springy ones with a white
rubber tip on the end, which are common in most homes, aren't best
for baby, Bost says. Kids can take the white tip off the end and
swallow it, and the tip-less metal spring that's left will leave marks
in the door. A better bet, he says, are hard rubber doorstops that are
all one piece nothing for Junior to take off, and they won't hurt
your door.
Consider anchoring furniture to the wall especially in
a child's bedroom. Tall bookshelves and dressers could be fatal if
they fall over on a child. Because kids are often alone in their room
in the early years, it's always a good idea to anchor their dressers
and bookshelves to the walls, Bost said. Kids often open all the
dresser drawers and use them as ladder steps.
How old are the banisters? Current building codes typically
require banister posts to be no more than 4 inches apart, so kids can't
slip between them or get their heads stuck. The posts in a small ban-
ister in the Chens' upstairs hallway were 6 inches apart in some areas,
so Bost recommended installing a Plexiglas panel.
Get the right gates. Gates at the top of stairs should always'be
bolted to the wall that's not the area for pressure gates. For areas
with high traffic, consider pressure gates that have a doorway built in
so you won't have to be hurdling like a racehorse or unlatching a big
gate every time you want to enter a room.
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